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- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 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...
- The Floating Press 1915; US$ 5.99
Kabir was an Indian poet in the 15th century. Songs of Kabir is the collection of his poetry, which first became accessible to the West in 1915. His deeply mystical poetry transcends specific religious ideology, and has thus touched a wide range of audiences. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
"Scholem's treatment is complex and stylistically brilliant as he systemically analyzes the history and intellectual background of these critical ideas. Highly recommended."--Library Journal. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...