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The Specter of the Indian
The Specter of the Indian (September 2017)
Race, Gender, and Ghosts in American Seances, 1848-1890
Kathryn Troy - Author

Explores the significance of Indian control spirits as a dominating force in nineteenth-century American Spiritualism.
The Specter of the Indian unveils the centrality of Native American spirit guides during the emergent years of American Spiritualism. By pulling together cultural and political history; the studies of religion, race, and gender; and the ghostly, Kathryn Troy offers a new layer of understanding to the prev...(Read More)
 
 
Participation and the Mystery
Participation and the Mystery (May 2017)
Transpersonal Essays in Psychology, Education, and Religion
Jorge N. Ferrer - Author

A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism.
Participation and the Mystery is both an introduction to and expansion of Jorge N. Ferrer’s groundbreaking work on participatory spirituality, which holds that human beings are active cocreators of spiritual phenomena, worlds, and even ultimates. After examining th...(Read More)
 
 
Art as Contemplative Practice
Art as Contemplative Practice (April 2017)
Expressive Pathways to the Self
Michael A. Franklin - Author
Christopher Key Chapple - Foreword by

Art as yoga and meditation for artists, contemplative practitioners, art educators, and art therapists.
Drawing upon his personal experience as a practitioner-researcher, visual artist, and cancer survivor, Michael A. Franklin offers a rich and thought-provoking guide to art as contemplative practice. His firsthand experience and original artwork complement this extensive discussion by consulting various practice traditions inc...(Read More)
 
 
The Ways of the Soul
The Ways of the Soul (March 2017)
A Psychiatrist Reflects, Essays on Life, Death and Beyond
Andrew Powell - Author

Goes beyond mechanistic explanations of human consciousness to offer insights into the soul and the deepest concerns of human existence.
Psychiatry has eschewed the spiritual dimension in pursuit of scientific credibility. Yet psychiatrists are daily confronted by problems of meaning and purpose that neither medical nor psychological treatments alone can relieve. However, a new post-materialist science is emerging that understa...(Read More)
 
 
Rational Spirituality and Divine Virtue in Plato
Rational Spirituality and Divine Virtue in Plato (May 2016)
A Modern Interpretation and Philosophical Defense of Platonism
Michael LaFargue - Author

Describes a Platonic personal spirituality based on reason that is readily accessible to people today.
Michael LaFargue presents an important and accessible aspect of Plato’s legacy largely overlooked today: a variety of personal spirituality based on reason and centered on virtue. Plato’s Virtue-Forms are transcendent in their goodness, ideals that Platonists can use to improve character and become like ...(Read More)
 
 
Where Shamans Go
Where Shamans Go (May 2016)
Journeys into Extra-ordinary Reality
Zoe Bran - Author

Describes the practical use of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of people who are resistant to normal psychotherapy.
Modern shamans still walk between the worlds as they have done since the earliest days of our species. More and more of us are rediscovering how modern shamanic methods can positively affect our own lives and offer a spiritual practice that is free of religious beliefs or theological doctrine...(Read More)
 
 
Subtle Activism
Subtle Activism (September 2015)
The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation
David Nicol - Author

Explores whether consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer can contribute to social change.
Can awakened consciousness contribute to social change and, if so, how? David Nicol introduces the concept of “subtle activism” to describe the use of consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer to support collective transformation, such as global meditation directed toward peaceful resolution of a...(Read More)
 
 
Moving through Grief, Reconnecting with Nature
Moving through Grief, Reconnecting with Nature (July 2015)
Jay Dufrechou - Author

Describes an embodied process of psychospiritual transformation that restores a sense of the sacred in the natural world.
Nearly twenty years ago, while trying to meditate early one morning at his home in San Jose, California, Jay Dufrechou noticed that if he quieted the chatter in his head, he heard rain falling on the roof in a way that felt intimate and sacred. This brought weeping, along with grief. Following the trajectory o...(Read More)
 
 
In the Life and in the Spirit
In the Life and in the Spirit (December 2014)
Homoerotic Spirituality in African American Literature
Marlon Rachquel Moore - Author

Examines a range of fiction that challenges widespread assumptions about what it means to be a black person of faith.
Taking up the perceived tensions between the LGBTQ community and religious African Americans, Marlon Rachquel Moore examines how strategies of antihomophobic resistance dovetail into broader literary and cultural concerns. In the Life and in the Spirit shows how creative writers integrate expressions of ...(Read More)
 
 
Destiny Domesticated
Destiny Domesticated (March 2014)
The Rebirth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Technology
Jos de Mul - Author
Bibi van den Berg - With translation assistance from

Analyzes contemporary technological society through the lens of Greek tragedy.
Destiny Domesticated investigates three ways Western civilization has tried to tame fate: the heroic affirmation of fate in the tragic culture of the Greeks, the humble acceptance of divine providence in Christianity, and the abolition of fate in modern technological society. Against this background, Jos de Mul argues that the uncontrollability ...(Read More)
 
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