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Navigating Deep River
Navigating Deep River (April 2020)
New Perspectives on Shusaku Endo's Final Novel
Mark W. Dennis - Editor
Darren J. N. Middleton - Editor

 
 
Word, Chant, and Song
Word, Chant, and Song (September 2019)
Spiritual Transformation in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Sikhism
Harold Coward - Author

An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.

In academic religious studies and musicology, little attention has been given to chanted word, hymns, and songs, yet these are often the key spiritual practices for lay devotees. To address this gap in knowledge, Harold Coward presents a thematic study of sacred sound as it functions in word, chant, and so...(Read More)
 
 
The Imagination of Plants
The Imagination of Plants (July 2019)
A Book of Botanical Mythology
Matthew Hall - Author

Examines the role of plants in botanical mythology, from Aboriginal Australia to Zoroastrian Persia.

Plants have a remarkable mythology dating back thousands of years. From the ancient Greeks to contemporary Indigenous cultures, human beings have told colorful and enriching stories that have presented plants as sensitive, communicative, and intelligent. This book explores the myriad of plant tales from around the world and the g...(Read More)
 
 
Heaven Is Empty
Heaven Is Empty (December 2018)
A Cross-Cultural Approach to "Religion" and Empire in Ancient China
Filippo Marsili - Author

Offers a new perspective on the relationship between religion and the creation of the first Chinese empires.

Heaven Is Empty
offers a new comparative perspective on the role of the sacred in the formation of China’s early empires (221 BCE–9 CE) and shows how the unification of the Central States was possible without a unitary and universalistic conception of religion. The cohesive function of the ancient Mediterrane...(Read More)
 
 
The Problem of Disenchantment
The Problem of Disenchantment (June 2018)
Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse, 1900-1939
Egil Asprem - Author

Challenges the conventional view of a “disenchanted” and secular modernity, and recovers the complex relation that exists between science, religion, and esotericism in the modern world.

Max Weber famously characterized the ongoing process of intellectualization and rationalization that separates the natural world from the divine (by excluding magic and value from the realm of science, and reason and fact from the re...(Read More)
 
 
Shimmering Mirrors
Shimmering Mirrors (November 2017)
Reality and Appearance in Contemplative Metaphysics East and West
Patrick Laude - Author

A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.
In this pioneering work of comparative metaphysics, Patrick Laude delves into Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and Jewish concepts of Reality and Appearance to offer a uniquely lucid exploration of metaphysical representations of reality, relativity, appearance, and illusion...(Read More)
 
 
Art as Contemplative Practice
Art as Contemplative Practice (September 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 i...(Read More)
 
 
The Sufi and the Friar
The Sufi and the Friar (September 2017)
A Mystical Encounter of Two Men of God in the Abode of Islam
Minlib Dallh - Author

An investigation of the spiritual encounter between a twentieth-century Dominican friar and an eleventh-century Afghani Sufi master.

This book explores the profound spiritual encounter between Serge de Beaurecueil (1917–2005), a twentieth-century French Dominican friar and Christian mystic, and the eleventh-century Ḥanbalī Sufi master Khwāja ‘Abdullāh Anṣārī of Her...(Read More)
 
 
Alan Watts - In the Academy
Alan Watts - In the Academy (July 2017)
Essays and Lectures
Alan Watts - Author
Peter J. Columbus - Edited and with an introduction by
Donadrian L. Rice - Edited and with an introduction by

Gold Medalist - 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Philosophy category

Explores language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative religion, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy.

To commemorate the 2015 centenary of the birth of Alan Watts (1915–1973), Peter J. Columbus and Donadrian L. Rice have assembled a much-needed collection of Watts&rs...(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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