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Mysticism, Mind, Consciousness
Mysticism, Mind, Consciousness (June 1999)
Robert K. C. Forman - Author

Challenges the prevailing view that mystical experience is shaped by language and culture and argues that mystical experience is a direct encounter with consciousness itself.

In an exploration of mystical texts from ancient India and China to medieval Europe and modern day America, Robert K. C. Forman, one of the leading voices in the study of mystical experiences, argues that the various levels of mysticism may not be shaped by cultur...(Read More)
 
 
Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking
Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking (February 1999)
Dan Merkur - Author

Provides an alternative to the traditional psychoanalytic explanation of mystical experience by viewing unitive thinking as a line of cognitive development and mystical moments as creative inspirations on unitive ideas.

"This is the mature work of an anthropologist of mysticism who knows mysticism from the inside as well. He courageously carves out of reductionist Freudianism a non-reductionistic understanding of mystic...(Read More)
 
 
Uttering the Word
Uttering the Word (September 1998)
The Mystical Performances of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi, a Renaissance Visionary
Armando Maggi - Author

Employing contemporary theoretical perspectives, this book provides the first detailed analysis of the language and thought of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi, an important but neglected Renaissance mystic.

Employing contemporary theoretical perspectives, Uttering the Word provides the first detailed analysis of the language and thought of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi (1566-1607), an important but neglected Renaissance mys...(Read More)
 
 
Women Mystics Confront the Modern World
Women Mystics Confront the Modern World (January 1998)
Marie de l'Incarnation (1599-1672) and Madame Guyon (1648-1717)
Marie-Florine Bruneau - Author

Situates the female mystical tradition within the context of the epistemological shift which occurred at the dawn of the modern world.

Women Mystics Confront the Modern World
situates the female mystical tradition within the context of the epistemological shift which affected religious sentiments and the perception of the self at the dawn of the modern world. Anchored in a comprehensive knowledge of the religious histo...(Read More)
 
 
The Self-Disclosure of God
The Self-Disclosure of God (January 1998)
Principles of Ibn al-'Arabi's Cosmology
William C. Chittick - Author

Explicates the cosmology of Ibn al-Arabi, the greatest mystical thinker of Islamic civilization.

The Self-Disclosure of God offers the most detailed presentation to date in any Western language of the basic teachings of Islam’s greatest mystical philosopher and theologian. It represents a major step forward in making available to the Western reading public the enormous riches of Islamic teachings i...(Read More)
 
 
Advice to the Serious Seeker
Advice to the Serious Seeker (April 1997)
Meditations on the Teaching of Frithjof Schuon
James S. Cutsinger - Author

This is an introduction to the perennialist school of comparative religious philosophy and a guidebook for the general reader seeking intellectually serious but accessible answers to questions about the spiritual life.

"A magnificent introduction to the greatest religious thinker of our century." -- Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions

"To have been brought up and educated in the mod...(Read More)
 
 
Exploring Unseen Worlds
Exploring Unseen Worlds (March 1997)
William James and the Philosophy of Mysticism
G. William Barnard - Author

Demonstrates convincingly the extent to which James's psychological and philosophical perspectives also continue to be a rich resource for those specifically interested in the study of mysticism. A critically-sophisticated, yet gripping, immersion into the inner worlds of one of America's foremost thinkers.

Exploring Unseen Worlds is a critically sophisticated, yet gripping immersion into the inner worlds of one of America'...(Read More)
 
 
Florence Nightingale in Egypt and Greece
Florence Nightingale in Egypt and Greece (December 1996)
Her Diary and "Visions"
Michael D. Calabria - Author

A remarkable spiritual testimony, this complete transcription of Florence Nightingale's hitherto-unpublished diary (recorded during visits to Egypt and Greece in 1850) reveals the troubled period during which she finally realized that the answer to her call from God lay in service to humanity.

Prior to her heroic efforts in nursing during the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale experienced tremendous psychological and spir...(Read More)
 
 
Holy Men and Holy Women
Holy Men and Holy Women (October 1996)
Old English Prose Saints' Lives and Their Contexts
Paul E. Szarmach - Editor

This is a collection of essays on the literature of "saints' lives" in Anglo-Saxon literature.

"This book will fill a major gap in the field of Anglo-Saxon studies. The prose saints' lives represent a major body of surviving Old English literature, and have much to tell us about the culture, intellectual history, and literary traditions of the Anglo-Saxon period, but they have been generally neglected in favor of poeti...(Read More)
 
 
Visionary Worlds
Visionary Worlds (March 1996)
The Making and Unmaking of Reality
Lee Irwin - Author

Considers the role and significance of imagination and the myth-making processes that engage human beings in constructing a viable, living world of meaningful relations, beliefs and social interactions.

Visionary Worlds examines the role and significance of imagination and the myth-making processes that engage human beings in constructing a viable, living world of meaningful relations, beliefs, and social interact...(Read More)
 
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