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The Mystic Experience
The Mystic Experience (October 2004)
A Descriptive and Comparative Analysis
Jordan Paper - Author

Explores the human experience of mysticism and looks at it within the spiritual traditions around the world.

The mystic, zero, or void experience—the ecstatic disappearance of self along with everything else—is considered by those who have had it to be the most beautiful, blissful, positive, profound, and significant experience of their lives. Offering both a descriptive and a comparative perspective, this b...(Read More)
 
 
Beholders of Divine Secrets
Beholders of Divine Secrets (October 2003)
Mysticism and Myth in the Hekhalot and Merkavah Literature
Vita Daphna Arbel - Author

A wide-ranging exploration of the Hekhalot and Merkavah literature, a mystical Jewish tradition from late antiquity, including a discussion of the possible cultural context of this material's creators.

Beholders of Divine Secrets
provides a fascinating exploration of the enigmatic Hekhalot and Merkavah literature, the Jewish mystical writings of late antiquity. Vita Daphna Arbel delves into the unique nature of the myst...(Read More)
 
 
Lives in Spirit
Lives in Spirit (August 2003)
Precursors and Dilemmas of a Secular Western Mysticism
Harry T. Hunt - Author

Explores the roots of modern transpersonal psychology and spirituality through psychobiography.

Lives in Spirit
explores the dynamic conflicts that both energized and distorted the spiritual development of key precursor figures of a contemporary secular or "this-worldly" mysticism. With its historical roots in the early Gnostics and Plotinus, this characteristically Western spirituality re-emerges with the se...(Read More)
 
 
Kernel of the Kernel
Kernel of the Kernel (May 2003)
Concerning the Wayfaring and Spiritual Journey of the People of Intellect (Risāla-yi Lubb al-Lubāb dar Sayr wa Sulūk-i Ulu'l Albāb) A Shi'i Approach to Sufism
Sayyid Muḥammad Ḥusayn Ṭabāṭabā'ī - Author
Sayyid Muḥammad Ḥusayn Ḥusaynī Tihrānī - Compiled, edited, and expanded
Mohammad H. Faghfoory - Translator
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Foreword by

An English translation of a seminal book on Sufism from a Shi'i perspective by an eminent Muslim thinker.

Kernel of the Kernel
is an authoritative work on Sufism from a Shi'i perspective that is not only fascinating, but also contains much practical advice. In addition to providing a theoretical discussion of spiritual wayfaring, it is also the account of a personal fifty-year spiritual journey by Sayyid Muhammad Hus...(Read More)
 
 
Mystical Consciousness
Mystical Consciousness (January 2003)
Western Perspectives and Dialogue with Japanese Thinkers
Louis Roy, O.P. - Author

Provides a philosophical account of everyday consciousness as a way of understanding mystical consciousness, drawing on the work of many Western and some Japanese thinkers.

This book offers a philosophical account of ordinary consciousness as a step toward understanding mystical consciousness. Presupposing a living interaction between meditation and thinking, the work draws on Western and Japanese thinkers to develop a ...(Read More)
 
 
Gnostic Apocalypse
Gnostic Apocalypse (December 2001)
Jacob Boehme's Haunted Narrative
Cyril O'Regan - Author

Argues that the discourse of Jacob Boehme represents the return of Gnostic thought in modernity after a thousand year hiatus.

Jacob Boehme, the seventeenth-century German speculative mystic, influenced the philosophers Hegel and Schelling and both English and German Romantics alike with his visionary thought. Gnostic Apocalypse focuses on the way Boehme's thought repeats and surpasses post-reformation Luth...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Western Aesthetics
Neoplatonism and Western Aesthetics (November 2001)
Aphrodite Alexandrakis - Editor
Nicholas J. Moutafakis - Associate editor

Shows how the aesthetic views of Plotinus and later Neoplatonists have played a role in the history of Western art.

Grouped together in four broad headings, the essays in this book offer a well-balanced examination of both Neoplatonic aesthetics and its significance in Western art. The concept of “beautiful” and its influence on Christian thinkers is addressed in the works of various Neoplatonists from Ploti...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Side of Nothingness
The Other Side of Nothingness (March 2001)
Toward a Theology of Radical Openness
Beverly J. Lanzetta - Author

Provides an innovative theology based in mysticism, one that acknowledges the pain of spiritual repression and values religious pluralism.

From the mystic's experience of nothingness and the desert, The Other Side of Nothingness offers a theology of humility sensitive to religious pluralism and to the pain of spiritual oppression. With a passionate concern for contemporary interreligious issues, Beverly J. ...(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)
 
 
Awakening to Spirit
Awakening to Spirit (July 1999)
On Life, Illumination, and Being
Lee Irwin - Author

Awakening to Spirit explores the nature of spirituality in the postmodern age as a personal journey within a living, responsive cosmos. In a world of multiple religious traditions, spiritual ambiguity, and widespread secular atheism, Lee Irwin offers a non-traditional view of spirituality that's intrinsic to personal growth and development.

He presents Ten Principles that reflect stages of spiritual growth and culminate in a mystical e...(Read More)
 
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