Category: Mysticism

Mystic Regimes: Sufism and the State in Iran, from the Late by Matthijs Bos Van Den

By Matthijs Bos Van Den

This paintings is a socio-scientific and Iranological examine of 2 Iranian, Sh'ite Sufi orders within the twentieth century. It reviews their comparative social improvement in terms of political regimes and explores the cultural repertoires that Sufis have used to deal with those. The introductory half examines the translation and the improvement, till the tip of the Qajar period, of Iranian Sufism. the second one half explores Sufism within the Pahlavi period. The 3rd half bargains with the Sufi orders within the Islamic republic. The fourth half offers afterthoughts at the family among Sufi cultural repertoires and civil society.

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Haunted Ground: Journeys Through a Paranormal America by Darryl V. Caterine

By Darryl V. Caterine

In keeping with a 2005 Gallup ballot, seventy five percentage of american citizens think in a few kind of paranormal job. the U.S. has had a collective fascination with the mystical because the mid-1800s, and it continues to be a vital part of our tradition. Haunted floor: trips via a mystical the US examines 3 of the main shiny paranormal gatherings within the United States—Lily Dale, a Spiritualist summer season camp; the Roswell unidentified flying object pageant; and the yank Society of Dowsers' annual conference of "water witches"—to discover and clarify the explanations for our obsession with the paranormal.Both academically expert and carefully pleasing, this booklet takes readers on a "road journey" via our country, guided by way of professor of yankee faith Darryl V. Caterine, PhD. the writer translates probably unrelated case reports of phantasmagoria jointly as a vital part of the fashionable discourse approximately "nature" as final truth. alongside the way in which, Dr. Caterine finds how american citizens' curiosity within the paranormal is rooted of their anxieties approximately cultural, political, and financial instability—and in a ancient feel of alienation and homelessness.

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''Norman Einstein'': The Dis-Integration of Ken Wilber by Geoffrey Falk

By Geoffrey Falk

Ken Wilber is the "long-sought Einstein of recognition research," having been generously considered as such because the overdue 1970s.Ken Wilber is "a genius of our times."Ken Wilber is "the world's so much interesting and ideal philosopher."Ken Wilber's rules have motivated invoice Clinton, Al Gore, Jeb Bush, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, and a bunch of alternative luminaries, religious and in a different way. author Michael Crichton, management guru Warren Bennis, playwright Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues), replacement medicine's Larry Dossey, the Wachowski Brothers (directors of The Matrix), and a handful of rock stars have all lent their voices in help of the "integral" community.Yet Ken Wilber, his celebrated theories of recognition, and the more and more unquestioning inhabitants of "second-tier" non secular aspirants surrounding him and taking part in his vital Institute (I-I) and critical collage, should not what they seem to be."Norman Einstein": The Dis-Integration of Ken Wilber will exhibit you why the group round Wilber is being more and more known as a "cult," even by means of former founding contributors of I-I who've noticeable it first-hand.

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Ogdoadic Magick by Norman R. Kraft

By Norman R. Kraft

For the individual wishing to embark upon a competent path in magic, in a position the place a operating team isn't tested, or for the person that easily seeks a solitary perform, Ogdoadic Magick is the ideal resource. every little thing the start up might hope is located in those pages: a starting place in magical ethics, an exploration of Jungian archetypes as magical instruments, wards and warding, tips to create a paranormal gown, an creation to the 5 parts and the Qabalah, in addition to good directions for setting up a regular and weekly perform. Norman Kraft's Ogdoadic Magick begun as a coaching guide for participants of a latest mystical order, the Aurum Solis, of their first initiatory measure. This publication takes the beginner step by step via a whole 12 months of magical perform. Kraft's paintings features a transparent definition of magic, drawing on resources in the Aurum Solis and from different revered traditions. He solutions the query "How does magic work?" with an insightful dialogue of the real paintings of magic: the invention and enlightenment of the real self.

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Sharing Poetic Expressions:: Beauty, Sublime, Mysticism in by William C. Chittick (auth.), A-T. Tymieniecka (eds.)

By William C. Chittick (auth.), A-T. Tymieniecka (eds.)

A international ever extra generally interlinked is asking out for serving human pursuits broader and extra compelling than these inspiring our technological welfare. The interface among cultures – in the intervening time specially among the Occident and Islam – offers demanding situations to mutual understandings and demands restoring the assets of our humans forgotten within the fight of pageant and competition on the very important spheres of life. within the evolutionary development of the dwelling beings the strictly important issues, feelings, attributes turn into sublimed and increased to the non secular sphere at which people come across one another and percentage. experiences provided right here bring about sublimity, generosity, forgiveness, attractiveness, and are exalting the search after ciphers and emblems which bring about our sharing the typical private circulate of fraternal reality.

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The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor: Initiatic and Historical by Joscelyn Godwin

By Joscelyn Godwin

The airtight Brotherhood of Luxor, energetic within the final many years of the nineteenth century, was once the one order of its time that taught sensible occultism within the Western secret culture. this can be the 1st entire and undistorted account, tracing the origins, founders, and practices of this very secretive order, which counted between its individuals a few of the famous figures of overdue 19th-century occultism, spiritualism, and Theosophy, together with Max Theon, Peter Davidson, Thomas Henry Burgoyne and Paschal Beverly Randolph. This scholarly paintings presents all of the fabrics for revisioning the background, assigning the airtight Brotherhood of Luxor its rightful position as some of the most influential esoteric orders of its time.

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