Divine Love in Islamic Mysticism: The Teachings of by Binyamin Abrahamov

By Binyamin Abrahamov

The 2 theories of divine love which are tested during this booklet have their foundations in Greek, Jewish, Christian and Muslim rules. Al-Ghazâlî (twelfth century) was once prompted often via Plato and Ibn Sina's teachings, whereas al-Dabbâgh (thirteenth century), who permitted a few Ghazâlîan notions, constructed a concept of divine love that may be traced again to Neoplatonism. either students created entire theories of divine love that come with definitions of affection, its explanations and indicators, the how one can love God, God's love for guy, and types of affection. The ebook will curiosity scholars of theology, philosophy and mysticism normally, and scholars of Islam specifically.

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By Binyamin Abrahamov

The 2 theories of divine love which are tested during this booklet have their foundations in Greek, Jewish, Christian and Muslim rules. Al-Ghazâlî (twelfth century) was once prompted often via Plato and Ibn Sina's teachings, whereas al-Dabbâgh (thirteenth century), who permitted a few Ghazâlîan notions, constructed a concept of divine love that may be traced again to Neoplatonism. either students created entire theories of divine love that come with definitions of affection, its explanations and indicators, the how one can love God, God's love for guy, and types of affection. The ebook will curiosity scholars of theology, philosophy and mysticism normally, and scholars of Islam specifically.

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A Cultural History of Tarot: From Entertainment to by Helen Farley

By Helen Farley

The enigmatic and richly illustrative tarot deck unearths a bunch of wierd and iconic mages, similar to The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The Hanged guy and The idiot: over which loom the terrifying figures of loss of life and The satan. The 21 numbered cards of tarot have regularly exerted powerful fascination, approach past their unique function, and the a number of resonances of the deck are ubiquitous. From T. S. Eliot and his "wicked pack of playing cards" in "The Waste Land" to the psychic divination of Solitaire in Ian Fleming's "Live and enable Die"; and from the satanic novels of Dennis Wheatley to the deck's adoption via New Age practitioners, the playing cards have nowa days develop into inseparably hooked up to the occult. they're now considered as arguably the key medium of prophesying and foretelling. but, because the writer indicates, initially the tarot have been used as leisure cards by means of the Italian the Aristocracy within the Renaissance. It was once merely a lot later, within the 18th and nineteenth centuries, that the deck grew to become linked to esotericism sooner than evolving ultimately right into a diagnostic software for brain, physique and spirit. this is often the 1st publication to discover the remarkably various ways that tarot has stimulated tradition. Tracing the altering styles of the deck's use, from video game to mysterious oracular machine, Helen Farley examines tarot's emergence in fifteenth century Milan and discusses its later institutions with astrology, kabbalah and the Age of Aquarius.

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By Helen Farley

The enigmatic and richly illustrative tarot deck unearths a bunch of wierd and iconic mages, similar to The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The Hanged guy and The idiot: over which loom the terrifying figures of loss of life and The satan. The 21 numbered cards of tarot have regularly exerted powerful fascination, approach past their unique function, and the a number of resonances of the deck are ubiquitous. From T. S. Eliot and his "wicked pack of playing cards" in "The Waste Land" to the psychic divination of Solitaire in Ian Fleming's "Live and enable Die"; and from the satanic novels of Dennis Wheatley to the deck's adoption via New Age practitioners, the playing cards have nowa days develop into inseparably hooked up to the occult. they're now considered as arguably the key medium of prophesying and foretelling. but, because the writer indicates, initially the tarot have been used as leisure cards by means of the Italian the Aristocracy within the Renaissance. It was once merely a lot later, within the 18th and nineteenth centuries, that the deck grew to become linked to esotericism sooner than evolving ultimately right into a diagnostic software for brain, physique and spirit. this is often the 1st publication to discover the remarkably various ways that tarot has stimulated tradition. Tracing the altering styles of the deck's use, from video game to mysterious oracular machine, Helen Farley examines tarot's emergence in fifteenth century Milan and discusses its later institutions with astrology, kabbalah and the Age of Aquarius.

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Thinking Through Thomas Merton: Contemplation for by Robert Inchausti

By Robert Inchausti

Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for modern times.

With the ebook of The Seven Storey Mountain in 1948, Thomas Merton turned a bestselling writer, writing approximately religious contemplation in a contemporary context. even if Merton (1915–1968) lived as a Trappist monk, he recommended a religious lifestyles that was once now not a retreat from the global, yet an alternative choice to it, rather to the deadening materialism and religious vacuity of the postwar West. Over the subsequent two decades, Merton wrote for a large viewers, bringing the knowledge of Christianity, Buddhism, and Sufism into discussion with the period’s modern thought.

In Thinking via Thomas Merton, Robert Inchausti introduces readers to Merton and evaluates his carrying on with relevance for our time. Inchausti exhibits how Merton broke the excessive modernist trance in order that we'd develop into the switch we want to see on this planet by way of refiguring the misplaced virtues of silence, contemplation, and group in a global enamored via the desire to energy, virtuoso functionality, radical skepticism, and materialist metaphysics. Merton’s safety of contemplative tradition is taken into account in gentle of the postmodern considered fresh years and emerges as a compelling alternative.

“Inchausti explores Merton’s realizing of Western Christian monasticism and gives new insights into his critique of modernity.” — Curt Cadorette, writer of Catholicism in Social and ancient Contexts: An Introduction

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By Robert Inchausti

Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for modern times.

With the ebook of The Seven Storey Mountain in 1948, Thomas Merton turned a bestselling writer, writing approximately religious contemplation in a contemporary context. even if Merton (1915–1968) lived as a Trappist monk, he recommended a religious lifestyles that was once now not a retreat from the global, yet an alternative choice to it, rather to the deadening materialism and religious vacuity of the postwar West. Over the subsequent two decades, Merton wrote for a large viewers, bringing the knowledge of Christianity, Buddhism, and Sufism into discussion with the period’s modern thought.

In Thinking via Thomas Merton, Robert Inchausti introduces readers to Merton and evaluates his carrying on with relevance for our time. Inchausti exhibits how Merton broke the excessive modernist trance in order that we'd develop into the switch we want to see on this planet by way of refiguring the misplaced virtues of silence, contemplation, and group in a global enamored via the desire to energy, virtuoso functionality, radical skepticism, and materialist metaphysics. Merton’s safety of contemplative tradition is taken into account in gentle of the postmodern considered fresh years and emerges as a compelling alternative.

“Inchausti explores Merton’s realizing of Western Christian monasticism and gives new insights into his critique of modernity.” — Curt Cadorette, writer of Catholicism in Social and ancient Contexts: An Introduction

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The Age of Secrecy: Jews, Christians, and the Economy of by Daniel Jütte (Jutte), Jeremiah Riemer

By Daniel Jütte (Jutte), Jeremiah Riemer

The 15th during the eighteenth centuries have been really an Age of Secrecy in Europe, whilst arcane wisdom was once largely believed to be confident wisdom that prolonged into all components of everyday life, from the industrial, clinical, and political spheres to the final actions of standard people.
  
So asserts Daniel Jütte during this engrossing, bright, and award-winning paintings. He keeps that the common popularity or even reverence for this “economy of secrets and techniques” in premodern Europe created a hugely complicated and infrequently perilous area for mutual touch among Jews and Christians. Surveying the interactions among the 2 spiritual teams in a big selection of mystery sciences and practices—including alchemy, cryptography, scientific arcana, technological and armed forces secrets and techniques, and intelligence—the writer relates precise tales of colourful “professors of secrets and techniques” and clandestine encounters. within the technique Jütte examines how our present proposal of secrecy is substantially various during this period of WikiLeaks, Snowden, et al., instead of centuries previous while the truest, most crucial wisdom used to be often thought of to be mystery via definition.

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By Daniel Jütte (Jutte), Jeremiah Riemer

The 15th during the eighteenth centuries have been really an Age of Secrecy in Europe, whilst arcane wisdom was once largely believed to be confident wisdom that prolonged into all components of everyday life, from the industrial, clinical, and political spheres to the final actions of standard people.
  
So asserts Daniel Jütte during this engrossing, bright, and award-winning paintings. He keeps that the common popularity or even reverence for this “economy of secrets and techniques” in premodern Europe created a hugely complicated and infrequently perilous area for mutual touch among Jews and Christians. Surveying the interactions among the 2 spiritual teams in a big selection of mystery sciences and practices—including alchemy, cryptography, scientific arcana, technological and armed forces secrets and techniques, and intelligence—the writer relates precise tales of colourful “professors of secrets and techniques” and clandestine encounters. within the technique Jütte examines how our present proposal of secrecy is substantially various during this period of WikiLeaks, Snowden, et al., instead of centuries previous while the truest, most crucial wisdom used to be often thought of to be mystery via definition.

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Mysticism and Language by Steven T. Katz

By Steven T. Katz

This can be a number of unique essays designed to proceed and extend the groundbreaking dialogue started in Katz's earlier collections, Mysticism and Philosophical research (OUP 1979) and Mysticism and non secular Traditions (OUP 1984). The book of the sooner volumes demonstrated Katz as a number one authority on mysticism and an enormous determine within the examine of comparative faith, and his method of the topic has been either influential and arguable. all of the ten essays integrated in Mysticism and Language analyzes the connection among language and mystical event in a single of the world's nice spiritual traditions. The essays are by means of a number of the finest gurus within the box, together with Ninian shrewdpermanent, William Alston, Moshe Idel, Bernard McGinn, Carl Ernst, Ewert Cousins, Steven Katz, Bernard Faure, Stephen Phillips, and Bimal Matilal.

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By Steven T. Katz

This can be a number of unique essays designed to proceed and extend the groundbreaking dialogue started in Katz's earlier collections, Mysticism and Philosophical research (OUP 1979) and Mysticism and non secular Traditions (OUP 1984). The book of the sooner volumes demonstrated Katz as a number one authority on mysticism and an enormous determine within the examine of comparative faith, and his method of the topic has been either influential and arguable. all of the ten essays integrated in Mysticism and Language analyzes the connection among language and mystical event in a single of the world's nice spiritual traditions. The essays are by means of a number of the finest gurus within the box, together with Ninian shrewdpermanent, William Alston, Moshe Idel, Bernard McGinn, Carl Ernst, Ewert Cousins, Steven Katz, Bernard Faure, Stephen Phillips, and Bimal Matilal.

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The Mystic Ark : Hugh of Saint Victor, art, and thought in by of Saint-Victor Hugh; Rudolph, Conrad; of Saint-Victor Hugh,

By of Saint-Victor Hugh; Rudolph, Conrad; of Saint-Victor Hugh, de Sancto Victore Hugo

During this booklet, Conrad Rudolph reviews and reconstructs Hugh of St. Victor's forty-two-page written paintings, The Mystic Ark, which describes the medieval portray of an analogous identify. In medieval written resources, artistic endeavors will not be usually talked about, not to mention defined in any element. nearly thoroughly neglected by way of artwork historians a result of large trouble of its textual content, Hugh of Saint Victor's Mystic Ark (c. 1125-1130) is without doubt one of the most unique resources now we have for an knowing of medieval creative tradition. Depicting all time, all area, all subject, all human historical past, and all non secular striving, this hugely polemical portray bargains with a sequence of cultural matters an important within the schooling of society's elite in the course of one of many nice classes of highbrow switch in Western background

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By of Saint-Victor Hugh; Rudolph, Conrad; of Saint-Victor Hugh, de Sancto Victore Hugo

During this booklet, Conrad Rudolph reviews and reconstructs Hugh of St. Victor's forty-two-page written paintings, The Mystic Ark, which describes the medieval portray of an analogous identify. In medieval written resources, artistic endeavors will not be usually talked about, not to mention defined in any element. nearly thoroughly neglected by way of artwork historians a result of large trouble of its textual content, Hugh of Saint Victor's Mystic Ark (c. 1125-1130) is without doubt one of the most unique resources now we have for an knowing of medieval creative tradition. Depicting all time, all area, all subject, all human historical past, and all non secular striving, this hugely polemical portray bargains with a sequence of cultural matters an important within the schooling of society's elite in the course of one of many nice classes of highbrow switch in Western background

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Eihei Dōgen : mystical realist by Dōgen, 1200-1253; Kim, Hee-Jin; Leighton, Taigen Daniel;

By Dōgen, 1200-1253; Kim, Hee-Jin; Leighton, Taigen Daniel; Dōgen, 1200-1253

Eihei Dogen, the founding father of the japanese department of the Soto Zen Buddhist tuition, is taken into account one of many world's so much outstanding non secular philosophers. Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is a entire advent to the genius of this tremendous philosopher. This thirteenth-century determine has a lot to educate us all and the questions that drove him have continuously been on the center of Buddhist practice.

At the age of 7, in 1207, Dogen misplaced his mom, who at her dying earnestly requested him to develop into a monastic to hunt the reality of Buddhism. we're informed that during the midst of profound grief, Dogen skilled the impermanence of all issues as he watched the incense smoke ascending at his mother's funeral provider. This left an indelible impact upon the younger Dogen; later, he could emphasize again and again the intimate courting among the will for enlightenment and the notice of impermanence. His lifestyle wouldn't be a sentimental flight from, yet a compassionate realizing of, the insupportable fact of existence.

At age thirteen, Dogen bought ordination at Mt. Hiei. And but, a query arose: "As I examine either the exoteric and the esoteric colleges of Buddhism, they retain that humans are endowed with Dharma-nature by means of beginning. if so, why did the buddhas of every age - absolutely in ownership of enlightenment - locate it essential to search enlightenment and interact in non secular practice?" whilst it turned transparent that not anyone on Mt. Hiei may possibly supply a passable solution to this religious challenge, he sought in different places, finally making the treacherous trip to China. This used to be the genuine starting of a lifetime of relentless wondering, perform, and instructing - an immensely inspiring contribution to the Buddhadharma.

As you may think, a publication as formidable as Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist needs to be either academically rigorous and eminently readable to prevail. Professor Hee-Jim Kim's paintings is certainly either

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By Dōgen, 1200-1253; Kim, Hee-Jin; Leighton, Taigen Daniel; Dōgen, 1200-1253

Eihei Dogen, the founding father of the japanese department of the Soto Zen Buddhist tuition, is taken into account one of many world's so much outstanding non secular philosophers. Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is a entire advent to the genius of this tremendous philosopher. This thirteenth-century determine has a lot to educate us all and the questions that drove him have continuously been on the center of Buddhist practice.

At the age of 7, in 1207, Dogen misplaced his mom, who at her dying earnestly requested him to develop into a monastic to hunt the reality of Buddhism. we're informed that during the midst of profound grief, Dogen skilled the impermanence of all issues as he watched the incense smoke ascending at his mother's funeral provider. This left an indelible impact upon the younger Dogen; later, he could emphasize again and again the intimate courting among the will for enlightenment and the notice of impermanence. His lifestyle wouldn't be a sentimental flight from, yet a compassionate realizing of, the insupportable fact of existence.

At age thirteen, Dogen bought ordination at Mt. Hiei. And but, a query arose: "As I examine either the exoteric and the esoteric colleges of Buddhism, they retain that humans are endowed with Dharma-nature by means of beginning. if so, why did the buddhas of every age - absolutely in ownership of enlightenment - locate it essential to search enlightenment and interact in non secular practice?" whilst it turned transparent that not anyone on Mt. Hiei may possibly supply a passable solution to this religious challenge, he sought in different places, finally making the treacherous trip to China. This used to be the genuine starting of a lifetime of relentless wondering, perform, and instructing - an immensely inspiring contribution to the Buddhadharma.

As you may think, a publication as formidable as Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist needs to be either academically rigorous and eminently readable to prevail. Professor Hee-Jim Kim's paintings is certainly either

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Mysticism and Alchemy Through the Ages : The Quest for by Gary Edson

By Gary Edson

An in-depth investigate the rules of mysticism and alchemy, this publication describes either actual and religious features of many of the theories and practices of transformation, with realization to the ideals of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sufism, Tantrism, Taoism and Yoga. the relationship among early mystical goals and the improvement of alchemy from historical China, India, and Egypt via Moorish Spain and into Latin Europe are illuminated, besides the actions of early alchemists. The ebook, that's seriously illustrated, describes the ideals, experiments, and mystery messages that drew the believers and dreamers of the area jointly looking for wealth and immortality.

Gary Edson, professor emeritus of museum technology on the heart for complex research of Museum technology and history administration, Museum of Texas Tech collage in Lubbock, Texas, was once government director of the Museum for 25 years. the writer of various books and articles on museum practices, he lives and works in Taiwan, R.O.C.

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By Gary Edson

An in-depth investigate the rules of mysticism and alchemy, this publication describes either actual and religious features of many of the theories and practices of transformation, with realization to the ideals of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sufism, Tantrism, Taoism and Yoga. the relationship among early mystical goals and the improvement of alchemy from historical China, India, and Egypt via Moorish Spain and into Latin Europe are illuminated, besides the actions of early alchemists. The ebook, that's seriously illustrated, describes the ideals, experiments, and mystery messages that drew the believers and dreamers of the area jointly looking for wealth and immortality.

Gary Edson, professor emeritus of museum technology on the heart for complex research of Museum technology and history administration, Museum of Texas Tech collage in Lubbock, Texas, was once government director of the Museum for 25 years. the writer of various books and articles on museum practices, he lives and works in Taiwan, R.O.C.

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