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An Introduction to the Study of Mysticism
An Introduction to the Study of Mysticism (December 2021)
Richard H. Jones - Author

A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.

The purpose of this book is to fill a gap in contemporary mystical studies: an overview of the basic ways to approach mystical experiences and mysticism. It discusses the problem of definitions of “mystical experiences” and “mysticism” and ad...(Read More)
 
 
The Contemplative Foundations of Classical Daoism
The Contemplative Foundations of Classical Daoism (May 2021)
Harold D. Roth - Author

Brings early Daoist writings into conversation with contemporary contemplative studies.

In The Contemplative Foundations of Classical Daoism, Harold D. Roth explores the origins and nature of the Daoist tradition, arguing that its creators and innovators were not abstract philosophers but, rather, mystics engaged in self-exploration and self-cultivation, which in turn provid...(Read More)
 
 
Kabbalah in Print
Kabbalah in Print (November 2020)
The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity
Andrea Gondos - Author

Demonstrates the impact of print culture on the spread of Jewish mysticism, focusing on Kabbalistic study guides by R. Yissakhar Baer of seventeenth-century Prague.

How did Jewish mysticism go from arcane knowledge to popular spirituality? Kabbalah in Print examines the cultural impact of printing on the popularization, circulation, and transmission of Kabbalah in the late s...(Read More)
 
 
Keys to the Beyond
Keys to the Beyond (August 2020)
Frithjof Schuon's Cross-Traditional Language of Transcendence
Patrick Laude - Author

Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.

This book explores the work of the religious philosopher Frithjof Schuon (1907–1998) by focusing on the way he develops his own expansive adaptations of traditional religious terms. As a leading proponent of perennial philosoph...(Read More)
 
 
The Repose of the Spirits
The Repose of the Spirits (October 2019)
A Sufi Commentary on the Divine Names
Ahmad Sam'ani - Author
William C. Chittick - Translated and with an introduction by

Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.

The Repose of the Spirits is a translation of one of the earliest and most comprehensive treatises on Sufism in the Persian language. Written by Aḥmad Sam‘ānī, an expert in Islamic law from a famous Central Asian scholarly family in about the year 1135, it is one of th...(Read More)
 
 
Eternity Now
Eternity Now (August 2019)
Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady and Temporality
Wojciech Tworek - Author

Demonstrates that Rabbi Shneur Zalman’s teachings regarding time and history enabled Habad’s growth into a mass Jewish movement.

The Habad movement, formed in eighteenth-century Belarus, has developed into one of the most influential streams of Hasidic Judaism. Drawing on both mystical sermons and legal writings of its founder, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady (1745–1812), Eternity Now provides the first acc...(Read More)
 
 
The Poetry of Georges Bataille
The Poetry of Georges Bataille (December 2018)
Georges Bataille - Author
Stuart Kendall - Translated and with an introduction by

Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.

Despite its relative rarity, and the condensed brevity of the poems themselves, poetry occupies a striking place in the literary and philosophical oeuvre of Georges Bataille. For Bataille, poetry had no meaning “except in the violence of revolt,” which it could attain “only by evoking the impos...(Read More)
 
 
The Enneagram of G. I. Gurdjieff
The Enneagram of G. I. Gurdjieff (November 2017)
Mathematics, Metaphysics, Music, and Meaning
Christian Wertenbaker - Author

Explores the meanings of G. I. Gurdjieff’s enneagram.

This book is an attempt to explore various aspects of the enneagram, the symbol that G. I. Gurdjieff introduced to the modern world, and which he stated represented a complete description of the laws governing the universe. Because of the importance he attached to it, it has long intrigued followers of his teaching, and others, yet the understanding of its meanings rem...(Read More)
 
 
Platonic Mysticism
Platonic Mysticism (September 2017)
Contemplative Science, Philosophy, Literature, and Art
Arthur Versluis - Author

Restores the Platonic history and context of mysticism and shows how it helps us understand more deeply the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art.

In Platonic Mysticism, Arthur Versluis clearly and tautly argues that mysticism must be properly understood as belonging to the great tradition of Platonism. He demonstrates how mysticism was historically understood in Western philosophical and religious...(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 ...(Read More)
 
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