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Mysticism

  • The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literatureby Joseph Abbruscato; Tanya Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...

  • Roots of the Bibleby Friedrich Weinreb

    Verlag Friedrich Weinreb Stiftung 2014; US$ 33.99

    The great Kabbalist Friedrich Weinreb (1910 - 1988) offers the key to experiencing the Bible as our hidden life - manifesting itself in our daily life. The book deals with issues of life, of the world, of the Bible, in a way unknown up to the present. It shows that the Bible is a creation even more impressive than the creation of the universe and life.... more...

  • Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Mystical Perspectives on the Love of Godby Sheelah Treflé Hidden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    A collection of essays in which the possibilities of a deeper dialogue, by means of the contemplative traditions of the Abrahamic Faiths is explored. The book expounds an ageless, profound means of overcoming religious hatred and violence and awakening the beauty of unity in diversity. more...

  • Language Myths, Mysteries and Magicby Karen Stollznow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 28.00

    Can a bump on the head cause someone to speak with a different accent? Can animals, aliens, and objects talk? Can we communicate with gods, demons, and the dead? Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic is a curio shop full of colourful superstitions, folklore, and legends about language. more...

  • The Washer of the Fordby Fiona MacLeod

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This satisfyingly diverse collection of ancient and medieval short stories and fables will please readers with an interest in folklore and mythology. Some have their roots in the Gaelic tradition, while others are more generally European in origin, but all share an engrossing intensity and clarity. more...

  • Metzler Lexikon moderner Mythenby Stephanie Wodianka; Juliane Ebert

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2014; US$ 42.05

    ?Mythen des Alltags?. Was haben Marilyn Monroe, Asterix, die Alpen und Ewige Jugend gemeinsam? Sie alle gehören zu den modernen Mythen. Moderne Mythen unterscheiden sich in vielem nicht von den klassischen: Sie sind zugleich stetig und wandelbar, sie schaffen kollektive Identität, stiften Sinn, deuten die Welt und verwandeln Widersprüchliches in scheinbar... more...

  • The Kashf al-Mahjub (The Revelation of the Veiled) of Ali b. 'Uthman al-Jullãbi Hujwiri. An early Persian Treatise on Sufismby Reynold A. Nicholson

    Gibb Memorial Trust 2014; US$ 20.50

    Al-Hujwīrī came from Ghazna, now in Afghanistan, then the capital of the mighty Ghaznavid Empire. He was a Sufi mystic who travelled widely in the Middle East and Transoxiana. The Kashf al-Maḥjūb was probably written in Lahore, where he is buried, not long before his death in about 1074. One of the oldest Sufi works in Persian,... more...

  • The Life, Personality and Writings of al-Junaydby Ali Hassan Abdel-Kader

    Gibb Memorial Trust 2014; US$ 17.99

    This volume contains an edition and translation of the extant epistles of Ab? l-Q?sim b. Mu?ammad al-Junayd. Al-Junayd was an influential holy man and spiritual thinker who lived in Baghdad in the ninth century. His writings are marked with many of the features of the tradition that later became known as Ta?awwuf, Islamic Mysticism. Later Sufis acknowledged... more...

  • Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbulby B. Deniz Çalis-Kural

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Examining the urban culture and landscapes of Istanbul through Sehrengiz, a genre of Ottoman poetry written in honor of various cities and provincial towns, this book questions the space culture of the Ottoman world in relation to practices of orthodox and heterodox Islam and imperial politics. The author traces how a sixteenth-century marginal protest... more...

  • Myth = Mithyaby Devdutt Pattanaik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A decoding of Hindu mythology Hindus have one God. They also have 330 million gods: male gods; female gods; personal gods; family gods; household gods; village gods; gods of space and time; gods for specific castes and particular professions; gods who reside in trees; in animals; in minerals; in geometrical patterns and in man-made objects. Then... more...