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Disruption
Disruption (February 1996)
David Appelbaum - Author

This book is about the disruption of the intellect that awakens consciousness to its wholeness and purpose. When consciousness is fractured, its world-making powers are momentarily disrupted. In the gap, during which spatio-temporal categories of thought cease to apply, consciousness realigns with that which it is meant to serve. The moment of self-remembering--shocking, unique, and truthful--leaves a call to obedience in its wake. To refuse to resp...(Read More)
 
 
Praises to a Formless God
Praises to a Formless God (February 1996)
Nirguni Texts from North India
David N. Lorenzen - Author

Discusses and translates important compositions by famous Nirguni poets--poets dedicated to the worship of a formless God.

"Finally a scholar of proven erudition in Hindi texts has brought to the English-speaking world a powerful and pleasing introduction to the radical spirituality of medieval Hinduism. With fresh and interesting translations, Lorenzen has breathed new life into that acerbic and striking saint, Kabir, ...(Read More)
 
 
Transformations in Consciousness
Transformations in Consciousness (July 1995)
The Metaphysics and Epistemology. Franklin Merrell-Wolff Containing His Introceptualism
Franklin Merrell-Wolff - Author

This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--a philosophy grounded on the authority of direct realization resulting from transformation in consciousness.
This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--that embraces the wider ranges opened by the door of realization--while not excluding the contents of the more common experience. A realization in consciousness that finds no place...(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)
 
 
Religion and Spirituality
Religion and Spirituality (July 1995)
Eliot Deutsch - Author

Through the skillful use of a great variety of literary genres, this book explores the intimate relation and tension between religion and spirituality, evoking a wide range of responses that may awaken one to various possibilities of spiritual experience.
"This is a remarkable book, superb in its mastery of a variety of genres. My first reading was in one sitting.
Obviously the outcome of many years of personal spiritual process and p...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of Living
The Art of Living (March 1995)
Aesthetics of the Ordinary in World Spiritual Traditions
Crispin Sartwell - Author

This is a multicultural philosophy of art applied to common American and European experience and discussed in relation to Taoist, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, and African traditions.
"This is a refreshing book, engaging in its style and imaginative in the unusual range of materials, from the great spiritual traditions to popular American culture, that Sartwell weaves into the texture of his argument. Reading it was both stimulating a...(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)
 
 
The Redemption of Tragedy
The Redemption of Tragedy (January 1995)
The Literary Vision of Simone Weil
Katherine T. Brueck - Author

Simone Weil's supernaturalist interpretations of tragedy challenge not only the philosophical skepticism but also the religious rationalism characteristic of the modern age.

"Brueck argues that Weil allows us to see in tragedies a 'heartrending but purposeful world order' at work; mystery, not absurdity, suprarational good rather than chaos or irrationality. This book contributed to my understanding and reading of tragedy." -- Christine Ann ...(Read More)
 
 
On Being Buddha
On Being Buddha (September 1994)
The Classical Doctrine of Buddhahood
Paul J. Griffiths - Author

The book's analysis is based almost entirely upon original sources in their original languages. All extracts discussed are translated into English and the book is accessible to nonspecialists, while still treating material that has not been much discussed by western scholars.

"The book raises fundamental issues concerning not only Buddhist ways of conceptualizing divinity but human ways in general of doing so. It provides remarkable new in...(Read More)
 
 
The Religious Metaphysics of Simone Weil
The Religious Metaphysics of Simone Weil (September 1994)
Miklos Veto - Author
Joan Dargan - Translator

Simone Weil is one of the major religious writers of the twentieth century. Hers is a unique blend of spiritual experience, social concern, and philosophical theory. She had marvelous command of the Western philosophical tradition, yet she also had profound insights into Oriental philosophies.

Since its publication in France, Veto's book has been considered by most scholars as the standard work on Simone Weil. Now this important book is avai...(Read More)
 
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