The Philosophy of Spiritual Intercourse[

Being an Explanation of Modern Mysteries
Author: Andrew Jackson Davis
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9780766103665
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 180
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1853. Truth and Mystery; God's Universal Providence; The Miracles of this Age; The Decay of Superstition; The Guardianship of Spirits; The Discernment Spirits; The Stratford Mysteries; The Doctrine of Evil Spirits; The Origin of Spirit Sounds; Concerning Sympathetic Spirits; The Formation of Circles; The Resurrections of the Dead; A Voice from the Spirit Land; The True Religion.

PHILOSOPHY OF SPIRITUAL INTERC


Author: Andrew Jackson 1826-1910 Davis
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781374282575
Category: History
Page: 428
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Deus in Machina:Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between
Author: Jeremy Stolow
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823249808
Category: Religion
Page: 354
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This interdisciplinary volume explores how two domains of human experience and action-religion and technology-are implicated in one another. Combining rich historical and ethnographic detail with extended theoretical reflection, Deus in Machina challenges longstanding assumptions about religion and/as technology and outlines new directions of inquiry at the crossroads of religious studies, science and technology studies, communication studies, history, anthropology, and philosophy.

Secularism in Antebellum America


Author: John Lardas Modern
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226533255
Category: History
Page: 352
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Ghosts. Railroads. Sing Sing. Sex machines. These are just a few of the phenomena that appear in John Lardas Modern’s pioneering account of religion and society in nineteenth-century America. This book uncovers surprising connections between secular ideology and the rise of technologies that opened up new ways of being religious. Exploring the eruptions of religion in New York’s penny presses, the budding fields of anthropology and phrenology, and Moby-Dick, Modern challenges the strict separation between the religious and the secular that remains integral to discussions about religion today. Modern frames his study around the dread, wonder, paranoia, and manic confidence of being haunted, arguing that experiences and explanations of enchantment fueled secularism’s emergence. The awareness of spectral energies coincided with attempts to tame the unruly fruits of secularism—in the cultivation of a spiritual self among Unitarians, for instance, or in John Murray Spear’s erotic longings for a perpetual motion machine. Combining rigorous theoretical inquiry with beguiling historical arcana, Modern unsettles long-held views of religion and the methods of narrating its past.

The Harmonial Philosophy

A Compendium and Digest of the Works of Andrew Jackson Davis ...
Author: Andrew Jackson Davis
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787302467
Category: Spiritualism
Page: 423
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1923 a compendium and digest edited with a preface, biographical summary, and notes by a Doctor of Hermetic of Science. Contents: Revelations of Divine Being; Principles of Nature; Revelations of Mind & Soul; Death & the After-life; Religion & Theo.

Haunted Visions

Spiritualism and American Art
Author: Charles Colbert
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812204999
Category: History
Page: 336
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Spiritualism emerged in western New York in 1848 and soon achieved a wide following due to its claim that the living could commune with the dead. In Haunted Visions: Spiritualism and American Art, Charles Colbert focuses on the ways Spiritualism imbued the making and viewing of art with religious meaning and, in doing so, draws fascinating connections between art and faith in the Victorian age. Examining the work of such well-known American artists as James Abbott McNeill Whistler, William Sydney Mount, and Robert Henri, Colbert demonstrates that Spiritualism played a critical role in the evolution of modern attitudes toward creativity. He argues that Spiritualism made a singular contribution to the sanctification of art that occurred in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The faith maintained that spiritual energies could reside in objects, and thus works of art could be appreciated not only for what they illustrated but also as vessels of the psychic vibrations their creators impressed into them. Such beliefs sanctified both the making and collecting of art in an era when Darwinism and Positivism were increasingly disenchanting the world and the efforts to represent it. In this context, Spiritualism endowed the artist's profession with the prestige of a religious calling; in doing so, it sought not to replace religion with art, but to make art a site where religion happened.

Sacred Sexuality

Living the Vision of the Erotic Spirit
Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sex
Page: 239
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Based on a vast diversity of religious and spiritual traditions, this comprehensive exploration of sexuality's spiritual dimensions uncovers deeply hidden messages about sexuality and shows how to incorporate the concepts of Hinduism, Christianity, Judasim, and other philosophies into our lives. Illustrated.

In My Father's House

Africa in the Philosophy of Culture
Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199874354
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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The beating of Rodney King and the resulting riots in South Central Los Angeles. The violent clash between Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights. The boats of Haitian refugees being turned away from the Land of Opportunity. These are among the many racially-charged images that have burst across our television screens in the last year alone, images that show that for all our complacent beliefs in a melting-pot society, race is as much of a problem as ever in America. In this vastly important, widely-acclaimed volume, Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Ghanaian philosopher who now teaches at Harvard, explores, in his words, "the possibilities and pitfalls of an African identity in the late twentieth century." In the process he sheds new light on what it means to be an African-American, on the many preconceptions that have muddled discussions of race, Africa, and Afrocentrism since the end of the nineteenth century, and, in the end, to move beyond the idea of race. In My Father's House is especially wide-ranging, covering everything from Pan Africanism, to the works of early African-American intellectuals such as Alexander Crummell and W.E.B. Du Bois, to the ways in which African identity influences African literature. In his discussion of the latter subject, Appiah demonstrates how attempts to construct a uniquely African literature have ignored not only the inescapable influences that centuries of contact with the West have imposed, but also the multicultural nature of Africa itself. Emphasizing this last point is Appiah's eloquent title essay which offers a fitting finale to the volume. In a moving first-person account of his father's death and funeral in Ghana, Appiah offers a brilliant metaphor for the tension between Africa's aspirations to modernity and its desire to draw on its ancient cultural roots. During the Los Angeles riots, Rodney King appeared on television to make his now famous plea: "People, can we all get along?" In this beautiful, elegantly written volume, Appiah steers us along a path toward answering a question of the utmost importance to us all.

Contact

Untersuchungen zur Geschichte des Wortes und seiner gegenwärtigen Stellung mit Ausblicken auf Parallelentwicklungen im Deutschen und Französischen
Author: Hans Schweisthal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Contact (The word)
Page: 182
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Readings in the Philosophy of Technology


Author: David M. Kaplan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742514898
Category: Philosophy
Page: 512
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Readings in the Philosophy of Technology is a collection of the important works of both the forerunners of philosophy of technology and contemporary theorists, addressing a full range of topics on technology as it relates to ethics, politics, human nautre, computers, science, and the environment.

Structure and Diversity

Studies in the Phenomenological Philosophy of Max Scheler
Author: E. Kelly
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401730997
Category: Philosophy
Page: 254
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FOUNDATIONALISM IN PHILOSOPHY n his autobiographical work, The Education of Henry Adams, this I brooding and disillusioned offspring of American presidents confronted, at age sixty, his own perplexity concerning the new scientific world-view that was emerging at the end of the century. He noted that the unity of things, long guaranteed morally by the teachings of Christianity and scientifically by the Newtonian world-view, was being challenged by a newer vision of things that found only incomprehensible multiplicity at the root of the world: What happened if one dropped the sounder into the ab yss-let it go-frankly gave up Unity altogether? What was Unity? Why was one to be forced to affirm it? Here every body flatly refused help. . . . [Adams] got out his Descartes again; dipped into his Hume and Berkeley; wrestled anew with his Kant; pondered solemnly over his Hegel and Scho penhauer and Hartmann; strayed gaily away with his Greeks-all merely to ask what Unity meant, and what happened when one denied it. Apparently one never denied it. Every philosopher, whether sane or insane, naturally af firmed it. I Adams, then approaching with heavy pessimism a new century, felt instinc tively that, were one to attack the notion of unity, the entire edifice of human knowledge would quickly collapse. For understanding requires the unification of apparently different phenomena.

Lenin's Private War

The Voyage of the Philosophy Steamer and the Exile of the Intelligentsia
Author: Lesley Chamberlain
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429969725
Category: History
Page: 432
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In 1922, Lenin personally drew up a list of some 160 ‘undesirable' intellectuals – mostly philosophers, academics, scientists and journalists – to be deported from the new Soviet State. ‘We're going to cleanse Russia once and for all' he wrote to Stalin, whose job it was to oversee the deportation. Two ships sailed from Petrograd that autumn, taking Old Russia's eminent men and their families away to what would become permanent exile in Berlin, Prague and Paris. Lesley Chamberlain creates a rich portrait of this chilling historical moment, evoked with immediacy through the journals, letters, and memoirs of the exiles.