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Alchemist of the Avant-Garde
Alchemist of the Avant-Garde (June 2003)
The Case of Marcel Duchamp
John F. Moffitt - Author

A fascinating book demonstrating the influence of alchemy and esoteric traditions on the mature art of Marcel Duchamp.

Acknowledged as the "Artist of the Century," Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) left a legacy that dominates the art world to this day. Inventing the ironically dégagé attitude of "ready-made" art-making, Duchamp heralded the postmodern era and replaced Pablo Pica...(Read More)
 
 
Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls
Nobility and Annihilation in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls (May 2001)
Joanne Maguire Robinson - Author

An in-depth examination of the work of this important medieval woman mystic.

This first book-length study of Marguerite Porete's important mystical text, The Mirror of Simple Souls, examines Porete's esoteric and optimistic doctrine of annihilation--the complete transformative union of the soul into God--in its philosophical and historical contexts. Porete was burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic in 13...(Read More)
 
 
The Secret of the Christian Way
The Secret of the Christian Way (February 2001)
A Contemplative Ascent through the Writings of Jean Borella
Jean Borella - Author
G. John Champoux - Editor/translator
Wolfgang Smith - Foreword by

A selection of key writings from the French religious philosopher, Jean Borella.

Gathering key writings from the French religious philosopher Jean Borella's works, this book moves the reader from the immediacy of the physical world to a world deep within ourselves. Throughout Borella's writings, there is a "resurrectional" power to his words, a way of seeing things that "makes all things new," that en...(Read More)
 
 
Have You Been to Delphi?
Have You Been to Delphi? (January 2001)
Tales of the Ancient Oracle for Modern Minds
Roger Lipsey - Author

A fascinating collection of tales and lore from the ancient Oracle at Delphi, this book provides both a collection of good stories and finds spiritual enlightenment weaved throughout these diverse offerings.

This book of tales of the ancient Oracle at Delphi, freshly interpreted from ancient literature, restores a lost wisdom tradition. This tradition is conveyed not through philosophical or religious exposition but thro...(Read More)
 
 
Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition
Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition (February 2000)
Studies in Western Esotericism
Antoine Faivre - Author
Christine Rhone - Translator

A historical and interpretive study of three aspects of Western esotericism from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

Not only does this book present the current state of research in esotericism, but it also explores three main aspects of the field from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Previously published in French and now available in English for the first time, Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition traces the histor...(Read More)
 
 
Wisdom's Children
Wisdom's Children (October 1999)
A Christian Esoteric Tradition
Arthur Versluis - Author

The first book in English to provide an in-depth introduction to the Christian theosophic tradition that began with Jacob Bohme, Wisdom's Children brings us into a startling new world of experiential spirituality that is in fact the Christian equivalent of Sufism and Kabbalism. With biographic introductions to major theosophers and detailed discussions of theosophic authors such as John Pordage, Jane Leade, Dionysius Freher, and Johann Gichte...(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)
 
 
Rene Daumal
Rene Daumal (March 1999)
The Life and Work of a Mystic Guide
Kathleen Ferrick Rosenblatt - Author

Demonstrates how Rene Daumal, author of Mount Analogue, (a study of Hindu philosophy and poetics) and the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff combined with Daumal's early surrealist tendencies in determining the quality of his writing.

"It throws light on an at-present relatively unknown twentieth century literary figure whose writings have a great deal to offer to today's spiritual seeker, including the gro...(Read More)
 
 
Trithemius and Magical Theology
Trithemius and Magical Theology (December 1998)
A Chapter in the Controversy over Occult Studies in Early Modern Europe
Noel L. Brann - Author

An examination of Trithemius's "magical theology," which argued for the compatibility of magic and Christian doctrines, and its influence during the Renaissance and Reformation.

Through an examination of Benedictine abbot Trithemius (1462-1516), this book explores the intersection of the early modern debate over occult studies with a number of contemporaneous developments: late medieval mysticism, the revival of ancient...(Read More)
 
 
Edgar Cayce in Context
Edgar Cayce in Context (September 1998)
The Readings: Truth and Fiction
K. Paul Johnson - Author

Edgar Cayce, widely acclaimed clairvoyant and forerunner of the holistic health movement, is revealed here as a pivotal figure in the transition from the esoteric and metaphysical movements of the late nineteenth century to the New Age movement.This book describes and evaluates his psychic "readings," more than 14,000 trance discourses that address medical, theological, historical, and psychological concerns raised by thousands of inquirers. The aut...(Read More)
 
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