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Mysticism

  • Memory and Oblivionby Rachel Elior

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    This book presents a new perspective on the meaning and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It is founded on the contention that the remains of the 1000 sacred scrolls that were found in Qumran on the Dead Sea western shore between 1947?1956 are part of a huge priestly library. This library was lost because of religious conflicts between two rival... more...

  • Zorba the Buddhaby Hugh B. Urban

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Zorba the Buddha is the first comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and following of the controversial Indian guru known in his youth as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and in his later years as Osho (1931?1990). Most Americans today remember him only as the ?sex guru? and the ?Rolls Royce guru,? who built a hugely successful but scandal-ridden utopian... more...

  • 101 Scottish Songs: The wee red bookby Norman Buchan

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 8.83

    A small format gift book which is a reproduction of the popular book ?101 Scottish Songs? published by Collins in 1962. Popularized as ?the wee red songbook? in Scottish folk circles, this publication was in print for 26 years. more...

  • Kalachakra Tantraby Dalai Lama; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 20.99

    Associated with the promotion of world peace, the Kalachakra - or "Wheel of Time" - tantra is one of the most detailed and encompassing systems of theory and practice within Tibetan Buddhism. This book contains a complete translation of the Kalachakra initiation ritual as it was conferred by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington DC in July 2011,... more...

  • Derry Folk Talesby Madeline McCully

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    County Derry still abounds in folk tales, myths and legends and a selection of the best, drawn from historical sources and newly recorded local reminiscences, have been brought to life here by local storyteller Madeline McCully. Included here are stories of the great St Columba, founder of Doire Cholmcille, the Leap of the Dog, Leim na Mhadai, after... more...

  • Sacred Knowledgeby William A. Richards

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    In the early 1960s, scientists openly advocated for experimentation with psychedelics. This effort, however, quickly turned into a discredited enterprise involving recreational drug use. But what if a study of psychedelics was undertaken with trusted scientific rigor? William A. Richards does just that in Sacred Knowledge, the first well-documented,... more...

  • The Mystic Fable, Volume Twoby Michel de Certeau; Luce Giard; Michael B. Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    More than two decades have passed since Chicago published the first volume of this groundbreaking work in the Religion and Postmodernism series. It quickly became influential across a wide range of disciplines and helped to make the tools of poststructuralist thought available to religious studies and theology, especially in the areas of late medieval... more...

  • Tudor Talesby Dave Tonge

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    People long ago were no different to us: they laughed at the same things we do today, a fact that can be seen in Tudor folk tales. These were the stories that were told in alehouses and market places in days gone by and later collected in 'chapbooks', the cheap print of the period. This is not a book about Kings and Queens, but rather the 'common sort',... more...

  • Psychedelic Mysticismby Morgan Shipley

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    Although commonly celebrated as a distinct manifestation of Americana, hippies and psychedelics are routinely de-emphasized in favor of direct political activism, a phenomenon that constrains the full telling of the hippie counterculture as it relates to a radical religiosity defined by mutuality and altruism. Psychedelic Mysticism reevaluates... more...

  • The Big Book of World Mythologyby Reeja Radhakrishnan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 13.58

    The stories in The Big Book of World Mythology will take you on a magical journey across the rainbow, chasing fairies, fighting serpents, riding dragons and reaching for the sun. These tales from the Americas, Asia, Europe, Egypt, Africa and Oceania will introduce you to Great Spirits, shape-shifting trickster heroes, monsters, giants and wicked witches... more...