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Mysticism

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  • The Essence of Rumiby John Baldock

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2005; US$ 1.99

    Get drunk on Love, for Love is all that exists. Unless you make Love your business, you will not be admitted to the Beloved.' (Divan-i Shams-i Tabriz 455:A1:54) The thirteenth-century saint Jalaluddin Rumi has been called the greatest mystical poet of any age, and his work compared to that of Dante and Shakespeare. Over a period of 25 years ... more...

  • Snowdonia Folk Talesby Eric Maddern

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    North-west Wales - Old Gwynedd - is one of the most mythic parts of Britain, and if you dig beneath the surface of modern life you will find stories whose roots go back more than 2,000 years. The legends and folktales that have survived are windows into the worlds of our ancestors. A selection of such tales from Snowdonia is what is included in this... more...

  • South Yorkshire Folk Talesby Simon Heywood

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Their origins lost in the mists of time, these lively and entertaining folk tales from South Yorkshire reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Here we meet giants and fairies, heroes and villains, dragons and boggarts, among many other extraordinary characters. These enchanting tales will appeal to modern readers and storytellers,... more...

  • Derry Folk Talesby Madeline McCully

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    County Derry still abounds in folk tales, myths and legends and a selection of the best, drawn from historical sources and newly recorded local reminiscences, have been brought to life here by local storyteller Madeline McCully. Included here are stories of the great St Columba, founder of Doire Cholmcille, the Leap of the Dog, Leim na Mhadai, after... more...

  • Fermanagh Folk Talesby Doreen McBride

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Fermanagh's culture, heritage, characters and stories sets it apart from other places. Every mountain, tree, lake, stream, rock, stone and character tells a tale. There are the stories about 'educated' ancient Irish pigs who understood three languages (Irish, Latin and English) and monsters that lurk under the surface of Lower Lough Erne, there are... more...

  • Bedfordshire Folk Talesby Jen Foley

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Once covered in forest, marsh and fen, yet lush with farmland, Bedfordshire has suffered wave after wave of invaders, each bringing their own tales which have become rooted in the oral tradition of storytelling. Scratch the surface and you will find settlements of ancient Britons razed to the ground and ruined castles. The landscape rings with the... more...

  • Padre Pio of Pietrelcinaby Francesco Napolitano

    The Columba Press 2015; US$ 4.99

    This revisited biography follows the saint from humble beginnings in Pietrelcina through his life of profound sacrifice and goodness. more...

  • The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empireby John J. Curry

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2010; Not Available

    One of more poorly understood aspects of the history of the Ottoman Empire has been the flourishing of Sufi mysticism under its auspices. This study tracks the evolution of the Halveti order from its modest origins in medieval Azerbaijan to the emergence of its influential Sa'bâniyye branch, whose range extended throughout the Empire at the... more...

  • Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journeyby Ian Richard Netton

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available

    This distinctive comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions - the journey which every believer must make and which leads to the Divine. The author clears away misconceptions and highlights similarities and differences in the thought and lives of six key mystics: Al-Kalabadhi, Al-Daylami,... more...

  • Spirits Rejoice!by Jason C. Bivins

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Spirits Rejoice! takes its name from a record by jazz saxophonist of the mid- 1960s, Albert Ayler--later used, with an exclamation point added, by Louis Moholo-Moholo--and is appropriated in Jason Bivins's book to express the overlap of religion and jazz music through history. Bivins explores themes that have resounded throughout the musical genre... more...