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Mysticism

  • Grimm Legaciesby Jack Zipes

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In Grimm Legacies , esteemed literary scholar Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. Zipes reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the evolution of Western folklore and in the history of the most significant cultural genre in the world?the... more...

  • The Poetics of Transcendenceby Elisa Heinämäki; P.M. Mehtonen; Antt Salminen

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 59.00

    The present ?turn to religion? has also meant a rekindled interest in transcendence, a concept once deemed a relic of a metaphysical past. This volume approaches transcendence from a particular perspective: that of language and literature seen as a matrix of expression of transcendence and its interplay of immanence. The essays in this volume probe... more...

  • Shanti and the Magic Mandalaby F. T. Camargo

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    Shanti and the Magic Mandala is an adventure in which fantasy and reality are mingled. The book tells the story of six teenagers, from different religious and cultural origins and different parts of the world, who are mystically recruited to form two groups - one in the Northern Hemisphere, and one in the Southern. They eventually gather in Peru,... more...

  • Cherokee Myths and Legendsby Terry L. Norton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Retelling 30 myths and legends of the Eastern Cherokee, this book presents the stories with important details providing a culturally authentic and historically accurate context. Background information is given within each story so the reader may avoid reliance on glossaries, endnotes, or other explanatory aids. The reader may thus experience the stories... more...

  • Mysticism in Postmodernist Long Poemsby Joe Moffett

    Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    This book examines how postmodernist writers use the long poem as a means of exploring a direct relationship with the divine. They find that the must chart individual paths of spiritual understanding informed by the culture in which they are situated. more...

  • 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...