By G. William Barnard
Demonstrates convincingly the level to which James's mental and philosophical views additionally remain a wealthy source for these in particular drawn to the research of mysticism. A critically-sophisticated, but gripping, immersion into the interior worlds of 1 of America's prime thinkers. Exploring Unseen Worlds is a severely refined, but gripping immersion into the interior worlds of 1 of America's most excellent thinkers. It demonstrates convincingly the level to which James's mental and philosophical views remain a wealthy source for these particularly attracted to the examine of mysticism. The booklet specializes in James's enduring fascination with mysticism and never basically reveals James's lesser-known works on mysticism, but in addition probes into the tacit mystical dimensions of James's own existence and uncovers the paranormal implications of his a long time lengthy curiosity in psychical learn.
By Leah DeVun
In the center of the fourteenth century, the Franciscan friar John of Rupescissa despatched a dramatic caution to his fans: the final days have been coming; the apocalypse was once close to. Deemed insane through the Christian church, Rupescissa had spent greater than a decade constrained to prisons—in one case wrapped in chains and locked lower than a staircase—yet in poor health remedy couldn't silence the friar's apocalyptic message.
Religious figures who preached the top instances have been infrequently infrequent within the overdue center a while, yet Rupescissa's teachings have been specific. He claimed that wisdom of the flora and fauna, and alchemy specifically, may perhaps act as a protection opposed to the plagues and wars of the final days. His melding of apocalyptic prophecy and quasi-scientific inquiry gave upward thrust to a brand new style of alchemical writing and a unique cosmology of heaven and earth. most crucial, the friar's learn represented a awesome convergence among technology and religion.
In order to appreciate clinical wisdom this present day, Leah DeVun asks that we revisit Rupescissa's existence and the severe occasions of his age—the Black demise, the Hundred Years' struggle, the Avignon Papacy—through his eyes. Rupescissa taken care of alchemy as medication (his paintings was once the conceptual forerunner of pharmacology) and represented the rising applied sciences and perspectives that sought to strive against famine, plague, spiritual persecution, and conflict. The advances he pioneered, besides the interesting strides made via his contemporaries, shed serious mild on later advancements in drugs, pharmacology, and chemistry.
By Ioan P. Couliano
This booklet takes the reader on an exquisite trip via quite a lot of cultures and traditions to envision the phenomenon of ecstatic visionary experiencesâ€”from Sumerian Gilgamesh and the Taoist Immortals to the imaginitive fiction of Jorge Luis Borges. the writer presents a accomplished journey of otherworldly trips universal from immemorial occasions between shamans, magicians, and witches, and illustrates their reference to such sleek phenomena as altered states of awareness, out-of-body reports, and near-death studies.
By Jacob Boehme
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Jacob Boehme’s Aurora (Morgen Röte im auffgang, 1612) exercised an unlimited open or underground effect on renowned and mystical faith, poetry, and philosophy from Germany to England to Russia. this gorgeous and hugely unique paintings containing parts of alchemical, esoteric, and anticlerical idea is a portal to the cultural, medical, and theological currents at the eve of the Thirty Years' battle. Its writer heralded the recent heliocentrism, adversarial intolerance and non secular clash, and entertained an ecstatic imaginative and prescient of order reconciled with freedom. this primary smooth English translation locations the translated textual content contrary an variation of the German manuscript from the author’s personal hand. additionally integrated is the short, influential basic file (Gründlicher Bericht, 1620) in a serious version and translation. an in depth remark that cites files of the time deals entry to the resources of Boehme’s subject matters and concepts.
Andrew Weeks is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Illinois kingdom collage. He has released highbrow biographies of Jacob Boehme, Paracelsus, Valentin Weigel, a background of German mysticism, and translations of the writings of Weigel and Paracelsus.
[This ebook] will quick develop into vital booklet for all these drawn to esotericism. there is not any larger version of the hugely influential Aurora, whose English translation locations the translated textual content contrary to an variation of the German manuscript from the author’s personal hand, and the Gründlicher Bericht, provided in a serious version and translation, is generally not easy to come back through. but they signify the very cornerstone of Böhme’s suggestion. - Massimo Introvigne, coping with Director of CESNUR.
By Richard Maurice Bucke
First released in 1901, this paintings is an research of the improvement of man's mystic relation to the limitless. In reviewing the psychological and religious job of the human race, Dr Bucke postulates that at durations, yes participants have seemed who're talented with the powers of transcendent attention, or illumination. He proposes that those reports are at the elevate and provides info of the entire situations on checklist on the time of writing.
By Meister Eckhart
The talks of guideline -- The e-book of divine comfort -- at the noble guy -- chosen German sermons -- chosen Latin sermons Composed in the course of a serious time within the evolution of ecu highbrow lifestyles, the works of Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-1327) are the most robust medieval makes an attempt to accomplish a synthesis among old Greek idea and the Christian religion. Writing with nice rhetorical brilliance, Eckhart combines the neoplatonic inspiration of oneness - the concept that the last word precept of the universe is unmarried and undivided - together with his Christian trust within the Trinity, and considers the fight to explain an ideal God throughout the imperfect medium of language. Fusing philosophy and faith with vibrant originality and metaphysical ardour, those works have intrigued and encouraged philosophers and theologians from Hegel to Heidegger and past
By Barbara Biziou
Ritual is a common language that offers substance and aspiring to our lives. everyone is wanting to honor the numerous moments of their lives and Barbara Biziou, one among America's optimum ritual specialists, teaches us how you can fix ritual to its rightful position as meals for the soul via functional, easy-to-use ritual recipes which are inspiring and enjoyable.
Rituals can improve day-by-day workouts, improve milestones, and advisor us via tough transitions. no matter if you are freeing worry, bringing deeper intending to a kinfolk or group amassing, or celebrating an incredible occasion, the enjoyment of formality is sort of a clever ally that reconnects us to our hearts and souls.
By Alan W. Watts
The Joyous Cosmology is Alan Watts’s exploration of the perception that the consciousness-changing medicinal drugs LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin can facilitate “when followed with sustained philosophical mirrored image by means of anyone who's in seek, no longer of kicks, yet of understanding.” greater than an artifact, it really is either a riveting memoir of Watts’s own experiments and a profound meditation on our perennial questions on the character of lifestyles and the life of the sacred.
Includes Watts’s article “Psychedelics and spiritual adventure”
By Patrick Harpur
In The mystery culture of the Soul, author Patrick Harpur argues that solutions to life’s so much tough questions—the which means of lifestyles, the character of self, and the life of an afterlife—can be met via a visionary culture that runs via Western tradition, from Greek philosophy and Renaissance alchemy to Romantic poetry and smooth intensity psychology. This hidden culture, based on Harpur, areas our soul on the heart of the universe and emphasizes mind's eye, the collective subconscious, and an “otherworld” or afterlife; peculiarly, it teaches us tips on how to comprehend ourselves and the way to get well a feeling of which means principally misplaced this day. Harpur exhibits how this practice drives the literature of otherworld trips, from the flights of shamans and the goals of psychoanalysis to the mystic mind's eye of Romantic poets and the visions of these having near-death reports. The mystery Tradition of the Soul is the 1st publication to assemble jointly all of the threads of the soul culture and weave them right into a higher, clearer photo, featuring a worldview right now old and innovative.