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Mysticism

  • The Chivalric Folk Tradition in Sicilyby Marcella Croce

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

    Tracing the development in Sicily of a chivalric tradition based on the Medieval stories of Charlemagne and his knights, this analysis of Sicilian storytelling, puppetry, festivals, cart painting and other products of folk art offers a detailed portrait of an island unique in its geography and history. Interviews with puppeteers are documented and... more...

  • The Book of Margery Kempeby Margery Kempe; Anthony Bale

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Alas that I ever did sin! It is so merry in Heaven!'The Book of Margery Kempe (c. 1436-8) is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. Known as the earliest autobiography written in the English language, Kempe's Book describes the dramatic transformation of its heroine from failed businesswoman and lustful young wife... more...

  • Folktales from the Helotes Settlementby John Igo

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 15.96

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Sufismby Lloyd Ridgeon

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This book traces the evolution of Sufism from the formative period to the present. more...

  • Folklore, Horror Stories, and the Slender Manby Shira Chess; Eric Newsom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Slender Man entered the general popular consciousness in May 2014, when two young girls led a third girl into a wooded area and stabbed her. Examining the growth of the online horror phenomenon, this book introduces unique attributes of digital culture and establishes a needed framework for studies of other Internet memes and mythologies. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...