By E.G. Parrinder
This wide-ranging e-book goals to supply clues to the various types and expressions of mysticism, through contemplating a number of the significant non secular traditions of either East and West. It explores important components: monistic mysticism (seeking self-identity or union with the All) and theistic mysticism (seeking communion, yet no longer id, with God). the quest for the magical via medications, intercourse and visions can also be mentioned, as is the connection of the professional to the normal seeker.
By Koun Yamada, Ruben L. F. Habito
In The Gateless Gate, one among glossy Zen Buddhism's uniquely influential masters bargains vintage commentaries at the Mumonkan, considered one of Zen's maximum collections of training tales. This translation used to be compiled with the Western reader in brain, and comprises Koan Yamada's transparent and penetrating reviews on each one case. Yamada performed a seminal function in bringing Zen Buddhism to the West from Japan, happening to be the pinnacle of the Sanbo Kyodan Zen Community.
The Gateless Gate will be necessary if just for the interpretation and statement on my own, but it really is loaded with additional fabric and is a gorgeous source to maintain shut by:
By Edgar Evans Cayce
Drawing on his readings, and put in the context of reincarnation, Edgar Cayce deals proof of the civilisation of Atlantis - displaying how its achievements and screw ups at once relate to the clash and confusion of this present day.
By T. Lobsang Rampa
Extra perception into Lobsang Rampa's lifestyles inside of Lamahood along with his noble consultant the Lama Mingyar Dondup. The origins of Buddhism, with the true tale concerning the Prince Gautama, and the way he turned Buddha along with his 4 noble truths. initially released in 1966.
Tuesday Lobsang Rampa was once a author who claimed to were a Lama in Tibet sooner than spending the second one a part of his lifestyles within the physique of a British guy. Cyril Henry Hoskin (8 April 1910 – 25 January 1981) defined himself because the "host" of Tuesday Lobsang Rampa. The identify Tuesday pertains to a declare within the 3rd Eye that Tibetans are named after the day of the week on which they have been born.
By Henry Corbin
Released the following for the 1st time in English, this hugely very important paintings by way of Henry Corbin, the Islamic pupil, thinker, and historian of faith, is a definitive interpretation of conventional Islamic philosophy from the start to the current day. during this authoritative quantity, Corbin makes transparent the nice subject matters of the doctrinal and mystical imaginative and prescient of Islamic philosophy via a wealth of comparative parallels and with regards to the main profound currents of Western philosophy. Corbin´s History of Islamic Philosophy is either an inspirational ebook and a vital paintings of reference, permitting readers to find for themselves the richness of this physique of notion.
By Colin Wilson
Colin Wilson and poetry and the paranormal adventure. brief monograph.
From the ultimate paragraph of the introduction:
A 12 months in the past, consuming beer with Lawrence Ferlinghetti in a San
Francisco bar, I begun sketching my perspectives on the psychedelic craze.*
As I attempted to clarify my belief of the nature of the mystical
experience, he advised that I may still write an essay on it, to be
published via his urban lighting fixtures Press. I realised that such an essay
might be a strong car for an “interim report” on my rules on account that
1965, introducing a few simple thoughts with no too a lot test to
justify them or relate them to a greater scheme. The foundations
are to be discovered in the Outsider cycle and the creation to the
New Existentialism as good as in Popper, Maslow and Hardy. This
is no longer a systematic exposition, and it covers basically a few of my ideas
— I haven't even referred to the proposal of the self-image; and the
explanation of what I suggest by way of the relationality of cognizance
should relatively be preceded by means of a few dialogue of Husserl. It is a
holiday job, and it may still, if attainable, be learn directly via in a
From the again cover:
A new booklet by way of Colin Wilson is consistently information. A
religious mysticism could now be obvious at the middle o f
all his paintings : Sri Ramakrishna is one o f the key
figures in The Outsider and his faith and the
Rebel comprises a entire sequence o f experiences o f mystics.
In the current publication, Colin Wilson has built an
argument which runs counter to the so much popular
trends in occult considering this day to the quantity that
some may perhaps even name it “ non-Zen” . discovering that
mystical event and poetic concept can be
“ pursued scientifically” and realized as one learns a
foreign language, he has small enthusiasm for psyche-
delics and “ non-thought” tools o f arriving at the
expansion o f cognizance, displaying him self to be
much nearer to William James’ sorts of Religious
Experience than to Alan Watts or D. T. Suzuki.
By James Van Praagh
"[James Van Praagh] has replaced people's lives, banished the phobia of loss of life, and taken grieving mom and dad the solace in their useless kid's presence...IT IS very unlikely to not BE MOVED." (Newsweek) this can be the groundbreaking e-book which brought well known medium James Van Praagh to the realm. this can be the e-book that modified people's lives, that gave them wish, that spoke back their so much profound questions about lifestyles after loss of life. this can be the phenomenon that maintains to grow... "A exceptional and uplifting book...I hugely suggest it. when you have ever feared demise or grieved the lack of a family member, James Van Praagh's non secular tales and classes will heal your center. he's indisputably probably the most talented mediums on the earth at this time." (Brian L. Weiss, M.D., writer Many Lives, Many Masters)
By Jonathan Robinson
In No unusual Land illuminates the richness of mysticism--in the lifetime of Philip Neri--as an "experience of the job of God." The lifetime of the Apostle of Rome demonstrates that it's basically humans, no longer arguments, that exhibit the mysteries of God. Philip's adventure of God, his mysticism, was once given him for the sake of others. in addition, that have itself was once embodied; that's to claim woke up, nourished, and taken to fruition in the non secular culture into which he used to be born, and from which he lived--in specific the Church of Renaissance Florence and Rome, with its personal specific appropriation of Christianity. it truly is this sacramental existence that locations mysticism past the basically deepest and esoteric, and permits the mystic, in Newman's word, "to use this international well."
"Anyone drawn to St. Philip Neri would certainly locate whatever of significant price right here. In a manner, it's a learn of 'mysticism' within which Philip is the case-study. A wide-ranging and clever book."--JOHN RIST, writer of genuine Ethics and Plato's ethical Realism
"In this lucidly argued and extremely readable publication, Fr. Jonathan Robinson interweaves an enticing portrait of the nice sixteenth-century reformer St. Philip Neri with an both persuasive transforming of issues in classical Catholic doctrine of the non secular existence, hence inviting readers to mirror on our personal hopes for sanctity in the course of an detached or even deeply adversarial cultural environment."--FERGUS KERR, O.P., writer of Twentieth-Century Catholic Theologians and After Aquinas
"Jonathan Robinson deals an intensely considerate and impressively well-informed research of Filippo Neri and his age--subtly nuanced yet sincerely and cogently expressed, imbued with deft humor and wry understatement. An exciting account of a outstanding individual's lifestyles and religion, this booklet additionally figures as an important fulfillment within the box of contextual history--illuminating the human realities of sixteenth-century Florence and Rome."--EDWARD GOLDBERG, writer of After Vasari and *Jews and Magic in Medici Florence *