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Mysticism

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  • The Lessons of Nature in Mythologyby Rachel S. McCoppin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    This examination of myths from around the world focuses on the role nature plays within mythology. Creation myths from myriad cultures recognized that life arose from natural elements, inextricably connecting human life to the natural world. Nature as portrayed in myth is unpredictable and destructive but also redemptive, providing solace and wisdom.... more...

  • From Asgard to Valhallaby Heather O'Donoghue

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Whether they focus on Thor's powerful hammer, the wailing Valkyrie, the palatial home of the gods - Asgard - or ravenous wolves and fierce elemental giants, the Norse myths are packed with rowdy incident. But at the centre of their cosmos stands a gnarled old ash tree, Yggdrasil, from which all distances and times are measured. When the old tree creaks,... more...

  • Myth and Meaningby Claude Lévi-Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95

    The anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss was one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century. His work has had a profound impact not only within anthropology but also linguistics, sociology and philosophy. In this short book he examines the nature and role of myth in human history, distilling a lifetime of writing into a few sharp insights.... more...

  • Growing into Godby John R Mabry

    Quest Books 2012; US$ 17.95

    For many people, the word mysticism conjures up occult, secretive rituals held after midnight in some dark cave. But true mysticism isn?t at all sinister or secretive, says author John Mabry, an Anglican-rite Congregational minister. In fact, mysticism is at the heart of an authentic Christian life. It is nothing more and nothing less than the pursuit-and... more...

  • The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Deadby Stephan A Hoeller

    Quest Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    Jungian psychology based on a little known treatise he authored in his earlier years. more...

  • Ascent of Mount Carmelby St. John of the Cross; E. Allison Peers; E. Allison Peers

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    He was called "the greatest of all mystical theologians" by spiritual teacher Thomas Merton. And when St. John of the Cross was proclaimed to be a Doctor of the Church, Pope Pius XI praised his work as "a guide and handbook for the man of faith who proposes to embrace a life of perfection." The writings of the pious Carmelite priest, as well as those... more...

  • Interior Castleby St. Teresa of Avila; E. Allison Peers

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Deeply spiritual and profoundly human, this 16th-century masterpiece is the work of a revered saint. Its insights into prayer and meditation as the keys to fulfillment have inspired generations of readers. more...

  • The Psychology of the Mysticsby Joseph Maréchal; Algar Thorold

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    This landmark survey ranges from contrasts of empirical science and religious psychology to examinations of the distinctive features of Christian mysticism and the Islamic concept of mystical grace. more...

  • Christian Mystics of the Middle Agesby Paul de Jaegher; Donald Attwater

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.99

    Inspirational compilation of classic essays includes meditations by the author of The Cloud of Unknowing , Catherine of Siena, Walter Hilton, St. Teresa, St. John of the Cross, St. Francis de Sales, and others. more...

  • The Great German Mysticsby James M. Clark

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95

    Fourteenth-century authors Eckhart, Tauler, and Suso wrote numerous sermons and tracts in the vernacular rather than Latin. This survey chronicles their lives, works, and roles in the development of Christian spiritual expression. more...