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- 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...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Annie Besant was a fascinating figure who made a mark in a staggering number of fields and disciplines over the course of her career, ranging from making significant headway in the domain of women's reproductive rights to popularizing the esoteric spiritual system known as Theosophy in the West. The volume Avataras presents the text of a series... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
A progressive thinker and activist who advocated for women's rights and freedom of religion, Annie Besant's fate was forever altered when she took a trip to India in the late 1890s. Though the journey was intended as something of a spiritual quest, Besant became interested in the social and political challenges facing the country and eventually... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99
When political activist Annie Besant discovered the spiritual practice known as Theosophy, it changed her life, bestowing upon her a sense of tranquility and purpose. When she came under attack by religious leaders who were suspicious of this unfamiliar faith, Besant fired back with both guns blazing, publishing this scathing but meticulously thorough... more...
- The Floating Press 1909; US$ 4.99
The Cloud upon the Sanctuary is a work of Christian mysticism written in 1909 by Karl von Eckartshausen, a Catholic mystic and philosopher. The work was later adopted by occultists, given high status in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and drawing Aleister Crowley to join the order. more...
- The Floating Press 1921; US$ 5.99
These lectures will not be concerned with history as a record of wars and political changes; they will have little to tell of battles, murders, and sudden deaths. Instead, we shall try to discover and throw light on the cyclic movements of the Human Spirit. Back of all phenomena, or the outward show of things, there is always a noumenon in the unseen.... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 26.99
This balanced and sensitive study draws on a wide range of original sources to provide a scholarly yet highly readable account of the period, exploring the delicate interplay between religion and politics and the roots of the conflict that led to the Crisis of Succession and Sunni/Shii schism. more...
- The Floating Press 1906; US$ 4.99
Death consists in a repeated process of unrobing, or unsheathing. The immortal part of man shakes off from itself, one after the other, its outer casings, and - as the snake from its skin, the butterfly from its chrysalis - emerges from one after another, passing into a higher state of consciousness. Now it is the fact that this escape from the body,... more...