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  • Rules for Spiritual Initiationby Zachary Lansdowne

    Red Wheel Weiser 1990; US$ 9.95

    Zachary Lansdowne, author of earlier books on the Ageless Wisdom, reveals the esoteric significance of fourteen symbolic rules that were originally published by Alice A. Bailey. He shows that the symbols in each rule have both an outer and inner meaning. The outer meaning describes an objective in character building, and the inner meaning describes... more...

  • The Chakrasby Charles Webster Leadbeater; Kurt Leland; Anodea Judith

    Quest Books 2013; US$ 16.95

    Chakra (Sanskrit, "wheel") refers to the ancient Hindu concept of seven vortices of energy located on the spine from the tailbone to the crown of the head. These centers define the physical and spiritual contact points in the human body. In yoga they are bridges to higher consciousness symbolizing the journey from the material world to the divine.... more...

  • Discovering Islamby Akbar S. Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    This accessible work balances the image of Islam as aggressive and fanatical with an objective picture of the main features of Muslim history and the compulsions of Muslim society. more...

  • The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islamby G. R. Hawting

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 37.00

    This study seeks to explain the emergence of Islam in seventh-century Arabia. more...

  • Method and theory in the study of Islamic originsby H. Berg

    BRILL 2003; US$ 216.00

    Literary scholars and Arabists from Europe, Israel, and the US set out their various, divergent, and often mutually exclusive theories about how Islam began. The dozen studies, all but one written for the anthology, are arranged in sections according to their primary source and focus: history and Sirah , Sunnah and Hadith , Qur'an and Tafsir , and more...

  • After the Prophetby Lesley Hazleton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever.   Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked... more...

  • Islamophobiaby Chris Allen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 39.95

    Despite numerous sources suggesting that Islamophobia is becoming both increasingly prevalent and societally acceptable in the contemporary world, there remains a lack of textual sources that consider either the phenomenon itself, or its manifestations and consequences. Chris Allen traces the historical evolution of Islamophobia to the present day,... more...

  • Islam in Historyby Bernard Lewis

    Open Court 2011; US$ 24.95

    From secular-minded autocrats like Saddam Hussein to religious fundamentalists like Osama bin Laden, powerful voices in the Islamic world have been united by a fierce hatred of the West. If we want to know why they think the way they do, we have to understand the history of Islam and its continuous interactions with the West. This masterly collection... more...

  • Your Brain Is Godby Timothy Leary

    Ronin Publishing 2001; US$ 14.95

    This collection of essays, written by the poster boy of 1960s counterculture, describes the psychological journey Timothy Leary made in the years following his dismissal from Harvard, as his psychedelic research moved from the scientific to the religious arena. He discusses the nature of religious experience and eight crafts of God, including God... more...

  • Global Islamophobiaby George Morgan; Scott Poynting

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    This book presents a series of case studies from Western Europe, Australia and North America demonstrating the transnational character of Islamophobia. Exploring various sites of conflict, Global Islamophobia considers the role played by 'moral entrepreneurs' in orchestrating popular xenophobia and in agitating for greater surveillance, policing and... more...