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A Different Christianity
A Different Christianity (July 1995)
Early Christian Esotericism and Modern Thought
Robin Amis - Author

Presents the esoteric, original core of Christianity.

This book presents the esoteric original core of Christianity with its concern for illuminating and healing the inner life of the individual. It is a bridge to the often difficult doctrines of the early church fathers, explaining the spiritual psychology of the fathers that underlies the current renewal of spirituality in the Greek church. This renewal, like this boo...(Read More)
Along the Path
Along the Path (July 1995)
Studies in Kabbalistic Myth, Symbolism, and Hermeneutics
Elliot R. Wolfson - Author

This book explores the fundamental issues in Jewish mysticism and provides a taxonomy of the deep structures of thought that emerge from the texts.
"This book demonstrates the complexity of Jewish mysticism in the history of religions. The author provides a morphology of the deep structures of thought that emerge from the basic texts of Jewish mysticism. Combining the most sophisticated philological and phenomenological methods, he expl...(Read More)
Circle in the Square
Circle in the Square (July 1995)
Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism
Elliot R. Wolfson - Author

This book deals with the issue of gender in Jewish mysticism showing the thematic correlation of eroticism and esotericism that is central to the kabbalah.
"A tour de force in terms of historical range, analytic boldness, textual sources, and interpretive constructions. An important contribution in every sense to Jewish thought and interpretation." -- Michael Fishbane, University of Chicago
"Wolfson has a knack for selecting particul...(Read More)
On Losing the Soul
On Losing the Soul (July 1995)
Essays in the Social Psychology of Religion
Richard K. Fenn - Editor
Donald Capps - Editor

This book introduces the notion of the soul and explores some of the indications, causes, and consequences for its being missing, especially in discussions of individuality.
"The various essays in this book address one of the great deficiencies in the social sciences--an in-depth discussion of soul, transcendence, and the feeling of finitude humans face but which traditional social scientific discussion refuses to consider. The authors po...(Read More)
Strange Orbit
Strange Orbit (July 1995)
Margaret Simpson - Author

Here is spiritual sci-fi for teens--a witty, fast-paced novel that explores the inner realms as well as the outer ones.
Fed up with life at home, Jessica Baron is selected for a trip to the moon ("I wasn't at all sure my mother would let me go, but I filled in the forms anyway.") The spaceship strangely misses its destination and hurtles onward into deep space for a mysterious voyage that transcends culture, time, and the mind itself.
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Death, Ecstasy, and Other Worldly Journeys
Death, Ecstasy, and Other Worldly Journeys (March 1995)
John J. Collins - Editor
Michael Fishbane - Editor

This is a psychological and historical exploration of belief in a spirit world, imperceptible to the senses, as a pervasive and deeply-rooted characteristic of religion.

Belief in a spirit world, and a blissful or agonizing afterlife, is one of the most pervasive and deeply-rooted characteristics of religion. This volume offers a wide-ranging exploration of this basic religious theme. Most of the case studies are drawn f...(Read More)
The Brotherhood of the Common Life and Its Influence
The Brotherhood of the Common Life and Its Influence (March 1995)
Ross Fuller - Author

"This book uncovers a missing link in the historical transition from Catholic spirituality to Protestantism and, in so doing, portrays a form of Christian interiority that has strong implications for today's spiritual seeker. A magisterial work--bold, sensitive, and yet, modest." -- Jacob Needleman

This book presents a lost tradition of inner work, the way of the householder, which was believed by the Brotherhood of Common Li...(Read More)
Hasidism (January 1995)
Between Ecstasy and Magic
Moshe Idel - Author

"Idel's book has broken new ground in the study of the mystical Judaism of Eastern Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. By applying what he calls the panoramic approach, in contrast to the existentialist approach of Buber and the historicist approach of Scholem, Idel has been able to illuminate the phenomenon of Hasidism in all its complexity and diversity. Rather than focusing on any one immediate aspect of Jewish mysticism, Idel prop...(Read More)
Meditations on Shiva
Meditations on Shiva (January 1995)
The Shivastotravali of Utpaladeva
Constantina Rhodes - Author

Utpaladeva's poetry serves, and has for a thousand years served, as a guidebook for the spiritual path, providing words to express the otherwise ineffable experiences of personal transformation.
Utpaladeva was a siddha and one of the great philosophers of Kashmir Shaivism. His poetry serves, and has for a thousand years served, as a guidebook for the spiritual path, providing words to express the otherwise ineffable experiences of persona...(Read More)
Self Realization in Kashmir Shaivism
Self Realization in Kashmir Shaivism (December 1994)
The Oral Teachings of Swami Lakshmanjoo
John Hughes - Author

This book presents the oral teachings of the twentieth century's great Kashmir Shaivite master. The last of his long lineage, Swami Lakshmanjoo preserved, as did his predecessors, the oral knowledge that illuminates this ancient philosophy--that clarifies the often deliberately obscure tantric texts.
Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals the essence of the way and the means to self realization. Here in his own original discourses, as well as in his Englis...(Read More)
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