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Mystical Consciousness
Mystical Consciousness (January 2003)
Western Perspectives and Dialogue with Japanese Thinkers
Louis Roy, O.P. - Author

Provides a philosophical account of everyday consciousness as a way of understanding mystical consciousness, drawing on the work of many Western and some Japanese thinkers.

This book offers a philosophical account of ordinary consciousness as a step toward understanding mystical consciousness. Presupposing a living interaction between meditation and thinking, the work draws on Western and Japanese thinkers to develop a ...(Read More)
 
 
Gnostic Apocalypse
Gnostic Apocalypse (December 2001)
Jacob Boehme's Haunted Narrative
Cyril O'Regan - Author

Argues that the discourse of Jacob Boehme represents the return of Gnostic thought in modernity after a thousand year hiatus.

Jacob Boehme, the seventeenth-century German speculative mystic, influenced the philosophers Hegel and Schelling and both English and German Romantics alike with his visionary thought. Gnostic Apocalypse focuses on the way Boehme's thought repeats and surpasses post-reformation Luth...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Western Aesthetics
Neoplatonism and Western Aesthetics (November 2001)
Aphrodite Alexandrakis - Editor
Nicholas J. Moutafakis - Associate editor

Shows how the aesthetic views of Plotinus and later Neoplatonists have played a role in the history of Western art.

Grouped together in four broad headings, the essays in this book offer a well-balanced examination of both Neoplatonic aesthetics and its significance in Western art. The concept of “beautiful” and its influence on Christian thinkers is addressed in the works of various Neoplatonists from Ploti...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Side of Nothingness
The Other Side of Nothingness (March 2001)
Toward a Theology of Radical Openness
Beverly J. Lanzetta - Author

Provides an innovative theology based in mysticism, one that acknowledges the pain of spiritual repression and values religious pluralism.

From the mystic's experience of nothingness and the desert, The Other Side of Nothingness offers a theology of humility sensitive to religious pluralism and to the pain of spiritual oppression. With a passionate concern for contemporary interreligious issues, Beverly J. ...(Read More)
 
 
The Transcendental Philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff
The Transcendental Philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff (July 1999)
Ron Leonard - Author

This book provides a critical exposition of the philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff, a twentieth-century mystic and philosopher--an exceedingly rare and fruitful combination. Wolff's training in philosophy and science convinced him that it was important to ground his thought in immediate awareness to avoid the pitfalls of mere intellectual speculation. As a mystic, he included firsthand accounts of his experiences and transformations, the sort of i...(Read More)
 
 
Awakening to Spirit
Awakening to Spirit (July 1999)
On Life, Illumination, and Being
Lee Irwin - Author

Awakening to Spirit explores the nature of spirituality in the postmodern age as a personal journey within a living, responsive cosmos. In a world of multiple religious traditions, spiritual ambiguity, and widespread secular atheism, Lee Irwin offers a non-traditional view of spirituality that's intrinsic to personal growth and development.

He presents Ten Principles that reflect stages of spiritual growth and culminate in a mystical e...(Read More)
 
 
Mysticism, Mind, Consciousness
Mysticism, Mind, Consciousness (June 1999)
Robert K. C. Forman - Author

Challenges the prevailing view that mystical experience is shaped by language and culture and argues that mystical experience is a direct encounter with consciousness itself.

In an exploration of mystical texts from ancient India and China to medieval Europe and modern day America, Robert K. C. Forman, one of the leading voices in the study of mystical experiences, argues that the various levels of mysticism may not be shaped by cultur...(Read More)
 
 
Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking
Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking (February 1999)
Dan Merkur - Author

Provides an alternative to the traditional psychoanalytic explanation of mystical experience by viewing unitive thinking as a line of cognitive development and mystical moments as creative inspirations on unitive ideas.

"This is the mature work of an anthropologist of mysticism who knows mysticism from the inside as well. He courageously carves out of reductionist Freudianism a non-reductionistic understanding of mystic...(Read More)
 
 
Uttering the Word
Uttering the Word (September 1998)
The Mystical Performances of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi, a Renaissance Visionary
Armando Maggi - Author

Employing contemporary theoretical perspectives, this book provides the first detailed analysis of the language and thought of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi, an important but neglected Renaissance mystic.

Employing contemporary theoretical perspectives, Uttering the Word provides the first detailed analysis of the language and thought of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi (1566-1607), an important but neglected Renaissance mys...(Read More)
 
 
Women Mystics Confront the Modern World
Women Mystics Confront the Modern World (January 1998)
Marie de l'Incarnation (1599-1672) and Madame Guyon (1648-1717)
Marie-Florine Bruneau - Author

Situates the female mystical tradition within the context of the epistemological shift which occurred at the dawn of the modern world.

Women Mystics Confront the Modern World
situates the female mystical tradition within the context of the epistemological shift which affected religious sentiments and the perception of the self at the dawn of the modern world. Anchored in a comprehensive knowledge of the religious histo...(Read More)
 
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