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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
For fans of folklore and mythology, this comprehensive volume offers the best of both worlds: an astute introduction to and overview of the common themes and motifs in Russian fairy tales, plus an eclectic collection of charming and enchanting fables, stories, and vignettes. more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
An important thinker in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century period, English writer and philosopher Edward Carpenter was blessed with a seemingly insatiable intellectual curiosity. In this wide-ranging analysis of early religions and folk beliefs, Carpenter offers a deft and often poetic take on ancient rituals and deities. more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95
Luther popularized this work by an unknown 14th-century German author who focuses on the "divine life," which is directed or guided by the "true light" of God. A primer in Catholic mysticism, it offers an abundance of insightful spiritual advice, written in simple language and relevant to all Christian denominations. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95
This collection presents the writings of three of Western Christianity's most revered teachers of mystical theology. In addition to personal accounts by Saint Augustine, Saint Gregory, and Saint Bernard of their religious experiences, Western Mysticism discusses speculative contemplation, defines mysticism and its characteristics, and contrasts... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99
Cave paintings at Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain, fraught with expression thousands of years later; point to an early human desire to form a cultural identity. In the Oxford Companion to World Mythology, David Leeming explores the role of mythology, or myth-logic, in history and determines that the dreams of specific cultures add up to a larger... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 18.99
Joseph Dan is one of the world's leading authorities on Jewish mysticism. In this superb anthology, Dan not only presents illuminating excerpts from the most important mystical texts, but also delves into the very meaning of mysticism itself. Dan takes readers through the historical development of Jewish mysticism, from late antiquity to the modern... more...
- The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99
Homer's epic poem The Odyssey is one of the greatest and most influential literary works ever produced. However, its complex language and dense web of allusions and metaphors can be difficult for some readers to untangle. In The Story of the Odyssey, author Alfred John Church presents a more straightforward rendering of the events related in Homer's... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 16.98
A selection of stories adapted from the Ithihyamala, a marvellous treasury of legends of Kerala These vibrant fables evoke a long-lost, never-never land: an enchanted world of sorcerers, exorcists and yakshis; eccentric rajas and haughty poets; martial-arts prodigies and peerless physicians; wily wits and devious gadflies; clever elephants, sly crooks,... more...
- The Crossroad Publishing Company 2009; US$ 15.99
For Christians seeking a way of thinking outside of strict dualities, this guide explores methods for letting go of division and living in the present. Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the great Christian contemplatives, this examination reveals how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost and how to read... more...