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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.95
From fire-stealing Prometheus to scene-stealing Helen of Troy, from Jason and his golden fleece to Oedipus and his mother, this collection of classic tales from Greek mythology demonstrates the inexhaustible vitality of a timeless cultural legacy. Here are Icarus flying too close to the sun, mighty Hercules, Achilles and that darn heel, the Trojans... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 5.82
Wales is especially rich in the folklore of place, and this collection brings a new perspective to the history of Denbighshire, the oldest inhabited area of Wales. With hills, valleys, moorland and coast, this varied land has inspried many tales of ancient battles, strange creatures and curious customs. This compilation of stories from the ancient... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 21.41
For at least two and a half millennia, the figure of Orpheus has haunted humanity. Half-man, half-god, musician, magician, theologian, poet and lover, his story never leaves us. He may be myth, but his lyre still sounds, entrancing everything that hears it: animals, trees, water, stones, and men. In this extraordinary work Ann Wroe goes... more...
- The Floating Press 1908; US$ 6.95
Mystic Christianity was written by William Walker Atkinson, under the pseudonym Yogi Ramacharaka. His 1906 book Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World , is associated with the thinking behind the recent phenomena surrounding the 2006 movie, The Secret . From the text of Mystic Christianity : Running throughout nearly all of... more...
- The Floating Press 1923; US$ 5.95
G.K. Chesterton lends his witty, astute and sardonic prose to the much loved figure of Saint Francis of Assis. Grounding the man behind the myth he states "however wild and romantic his gyrations might appear to many, [Francis] always hung on to reason by one invisible and indestructible hair.... The great saint was sane.... He was not a mere... more...
- Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 14.00
While imprisoned in a tiny prison cell for his attempts to reform the Church, sixteenth-century Spanish mystic John of the Cross composed many of his now classic poems of the soul?s longing for God. Written on a scroll smuggled to him by one of his guards, his songs are the ultimate expression of the spiritual seeker?s journey from estranged despair... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
The success of books such as Elaine Pagels's Gnostic Gospels and Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code proves beyond a doubt that there is a tremendous thirst today for finding the hidden truths of Christianity ? truths that may have been lost or buried by institutional religion over the last two millennia. In Forbidden Faith, Richard Smoley narrates a popular... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00
Sufism is often understood to be the mystical dimension of Islam, and many works have focused on the nature of "mystical experiences" and the relationship between man and God. Yet Sufism was a human response to a wide range of contexts and circumstances; the fact that Sufis lived in society and interacted with the community necessitating guidance... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Do religious experiences come from God, or are they merely the random firing of neurons in the brain? Drawing on his own research with Carmelite nuns, neuroscientist Mario Beauregard shows that genuine, life-changing spiritual events can be documented. He offers compelling evidence that religious experiences have a nonmaterial origin, making a convincing... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.27
Drawing on Tibetan, Hindu, Taoist, Christian and Kabbalistic traditions, Andrew Harvey shows why he believes the direct path is now essential to the future survival of humanity - and how the truth and vibrancy of this radical vision depends on reclamation of the Sacred Feminine. From visualisations to T'ai Chi to Tantra, this magnificent... more...