A Mystical Philosophy

Transcendence and Immanence in the Works of Virginia Woolf and Iris Murdoch
Author: Donna J. Lazenby
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 147252554X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 344
View: 7038

Continue Reading →

Revealing, in an original and provocative study, the mystical contents of the works of famous atheists Virginia Woolf and Iris Murdoch, Donna Lazenby shows how these thinkers' refusal to construe worldviews on available reductive models brought them to offer radically alternative pictures of life which maintain its mysteriousness, and promote a mystical way of knowing. A Mystical Philosophy contributes to the contemporary resurgence of interest in Spirituality, but from an entirely new direction. This book provides a warning against reductive scientific and philosophical models that impoverish our understanding of ourselves and the world, and a powerful endorsement of ways of knowing that give art, and a restored concept of contemplation, their consummative place.


A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness
Author: Evelyn Underhill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486123707
Category: Philosophy
Page: 544
View: 842

Continue Reading →

DIVClassic introduction to mysticism and mystical consciousness: awakening of the self, purification, voices and visions, ecstasy and rapture, dark night of the soul, much more. /div

The Qabalistic Tarot

A Textbook of Mystical Philosophy
Author: Robert Wang
Publisher: Red Wheel
ISBN: 9780877286721
Category: Cabala
Page: 304
View: 1307

Continue Reading →

A textbook of mystical philosophy that demonstrates how to use the tarot for inner development. It explains the Hermetic Qabalah in terms of the Waite, Marseilles, Crowley and Golden Dawn decks, and is illustrated with all four decks.

Path To Wisdom

Author: Dr. James Mittelstadt
Publisher: Partridge Singapore
ISBN: 148289131X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 98
View: 4736

Continue Reading →

The focus of this book is on early Western Philosophy. It is obvious that they are other ancient and important strains of philosophy that are also highly significant in the development of universal philosophical thought. For example, I mention the ancient philosophies for India and China. These philosophical beginnings influenced the cultures of East Asia and Far East throughout many centuries and their basic ideas still influence many cultures in that area of the world. This book concentrates on the philosophical origins that for centuries influenced the cultures of the West. Primarily the origins began in ancient Greece, spread to many countries by Hellenism after Alexander the Great, expanded and added to even more by the way of Rome and its empire.

Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire

Author: John J Curry
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748686916
Category: Religion
Page: 352
View: 465

Continue Reading →

Based on careful study of the substantial and largely unpublished manuscript legacy left by the Halveti mystical order, one of the most influential Sufi orders in the Ottoman Empire, this is a history of the rise and spread of its Sa'baniyye branch betwee

Gershom Scholem and the Mystical Dimension of Jewish History

Author: Joseph Dan
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814718124
Category: History
Page: 340
View: 1213

Continue Reading →

"An excellent overview of the history of Jewish mysticism from its early beginnings to contemporary Hasidism...scholarly and complex." —Library Journal "An excellent work, clear and solidly documented by Joseph Dan on Gershom Scholem and on his work." —Notes Bibliographiques "An excellent guide to Scholem's work." —Christian Century

Platonic Philosophy of Religion, A

A Process Perspective
Author: Daniel A. Dombrowski
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791484092
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 9025

Continue Reading →

Explores the process or neoclassical interpretation of Plato's thought on God.

The Qabalistic Tarot Book

A Textbook of Mystical Philosophy
Author: Robert Wang
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems
ISBN: 9781572819108
Category: Fortune-telling by cards
Page: 288
View: 8190

Continue Reading →

The Qabalistic Tarot is both a textbook and a valuable sourcebook on the symbols of the Western Hermetic Qabalah, a corpus of mystical ideas, which have, for centuries, exerted a powerful influence on the development of Western thought. Dr. Wang traces the development of Qabalistic ideas throughout history and uses tarot images to explain the symbolic intricacies of the Path. This book can be used as a companion guide to the Golden Dawn Tarot, the Thoth Tarot, Rider-Waite decks or Marseilles style decks. Hailed by reviewers as "a masterpiece," and as "the single most profound reference of its kind," The Qabalistic Tarot has become the standard in its field, a book essential to all students of Tarot symbolism.

The Mystical Element in Heidegger's Thought

Author: John D. Caputo
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823211531
Category: Philosophy
Page: 292
View: 8788

Continue Reading →

This book is a model of philosophical and Heideggerian scholarship. Avoiding the extremes of abject worship and facile refutation, it moves into the heart of the later Heideggers work. Not only is Caputo faithful to the texts, but he is reflective and critical, inviting the reader to philosophize with and against Heidegger.


Indian Philosophy
Author: Roy W. Perrett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135702942
Category: Philosophy
Page: 392
View: 6492

Continue Reading →

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Early Chinese Mysticism

Philosophy and Soteriology in the Taoist Tradition
Author: Livia Kohn
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691020655
Category: Philosophy
Page: 218
View: 2789

Continue Reading →

Did Chinese mysticism vanish after its first appearance in ancient Taoist philosophy, to surface only after a thousand years had passed, when the Chinese had adapted Buddhism to their own culture? This first integrated survey of the mystical dimension of Taoism disputes the commonly accepted idea of such a hiatus. Covering the period from the Daode jing to the end of the Tang, Livia Kohn reveals an often misunderstood Chinese mystical tradition that continued through the ages. Influenced by but ultimately independent of Buddhism, it took forms more various than the quietistic withdrawal of Laozi or the sudden enlightenment of the Chan Buddhists. On the basis of a new theoretical evaluation of mysticism, this study analyzes the relationship between philosophical and religious Taoism and between Buddhism and the native Chinese tradition. Kohn shows how the quietistic and socially oriented Daode jing was combined with the ecstatic and individualistic mysticism of the Zhuangzi, with immortality beliefs and practices, and with Buddhist insight meditation, mind analysis, and doctrines of karma and retribution. She goes on to demonstrate that Chinese mysticism, a complex synthesis by the late Six Dynasties, reached its zenith in the Tang, laying the foundations for later developments in the Song traditions of Inner Alchemy, Chan Buddhism, and Neo-Confucianism.

The Sheed & Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy

Author: James Swindal,Harry J. Gensler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742531987
Category: Religion
Page: 584
View: 546

Continue Reading →

The Sheed & Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy is a thorough introduction to the evolution of Catholic philosophy from Biblical times to the present day. The first comprehensive collection of readings from Catholic philosophers, this volume aims to sharpen the understanding of Catholic philosophy by grouping together the best examples of this tradition, both well-known classics and lesser-known selections. The readings emphasize themes integral to the Catholic tradition such as the harmony of faith and reason, the existence and nature of God, the nature of the human person and the nature of being, and the objectivity of the moral law. Each reading includes a brief introduction and is historically placed within five major groups 1) Preliminaries, including readings from the Bible, Plato and Aristotle, 2) The Patristic Era, selections from Aristides to Boethius, and a heavy focus on Augustine, 3) The Middle Ages, readings from the early Moslem and Jewish thinkers to William of Ockham, with an emphasis on Aquinas, 4) The Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century, including Suarez, Descartes, Pascal, Newman, and Pope Leo XIII, and 5) The Twentieth Century and Beyond, including Maritain and Lonergan, Blondel and Marcel, Geach and Rescher, and others like Chesterton and Teilhard. "