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- Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 14.95
Suffused with a unique brand of irreverent humor, this account recalls the autobiographical explorations of the most significant alternative communities, ashrams, gurus, shamans, and consciousness-raising seminars of the past 40 years. Serving as a human guinea pig for many of the most popular cutting-edge, New Age, human-potential, and spiritual... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99
The contributors to this volume treat pluralism as a concept that is historically and ideologically produced or, put another way, as a doctrine that is embedded within a range of political, civic, and cultural institutions. Their critique considers how religious difference is framed as a problem that only pluralism can solve. Working comparatively... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 16.00
A groundbreaking collection of sacred Christian writings of American origin from Mormons, Shakers, Christian Scientists, and others. "Scripture" is any work in which the authors, translators, editors, or discoverers all claim to have received wisdom from a source outside themselves, be it revelation, enlightened philosophy, or ancient archive.... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
In February 1968 the Beatles went to India for an extended stay with their new guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It may have been the most momentous spiritual retreat since Jesus spent those forty days in the wilderness. With these words, Philip Goldberg begins his monumental work, American Veda , a fascinating look at India?s remarkable impact on... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
Using archaeological, epigraphic, and literary sources; and incorporating current scholarly theories, this volume will serve as an excellent companion to any introduction to Greek mythology, showing a side of the Greek gods to which most students are rarely exposed. Detailed enough to be used as a quick reference tool or text, and providing a readable... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 45.95
Ancient Greek Religion provides an introduction to the fundamental beliefs, practices, and major deities of Greek religion. Focuses on Athens in the classical period Includes detailed discussion of Greek gods and heroes, myth and cult, and vivid descriptions of Greek religion as it was practiced Ancient texts are presented in boxes to promote thought... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2001; US$ 90.00
A profound exploration of the Celtic spiritual tradition, and particularly of the Celtic visionary imagination.Connecting this with both the Platonic and Islamic traditions, this book suggests a "lost category" of existence which would account for the possibility of resurrection from the dead and communication with Angels. Noel O'Donoghue... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95
Consulting a wide range of key texts and source material, Animals, Gods and Humans covers 800 years and provides a detailed analysis of early Christian attitudes to, and the position of, animals in Greek and Roman life and thought. Both the pagan and Christian conceptions of animals are rich and multilayered, and Ingvild Sælid Gilhus expertly... more...
- Nordic Academic Press 2011; US$ 41.99
Exploring the relationship between animals and humans in Scandinavia from the Roman Iron Age to the Viking Period, this book interprets Old Norse mythology?in which imaginary creatures with strong characters were invented?and examines the importance of animals in the human world. According to Old Norse perceptions, real and fantasy animals in Midgard... more...