The Cloud of Unknowing: A New Translation by Carmen Acevedo Butcher

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

This nameless fourteenth-century textual content is the honor of English mysticism, and probably the most useful and precious publications to discovering union with God ever written. Carmen Acevedo Butcher’s new translation is the 1st to convey the textual content right into a sleek English idiom—while closing strictly devoted to the which means of the unique heart English.

The Cloud of Unknowing contains a chain of letters written by means of a monk to his scholar or disciple, teaching him (or her) within the approach of Divine union. Its theology is gifted in a manner that's remarkably effortless to appreciate, in addition to sensible, offering suggestion on prayer and contemplation that any one can use. prior translations of the Cloud have tended to veil its intimate, even pleasant tone less than medieval-sounding language. Carmen Butcher has boldly introduced the textual content into language as attractive to trendy ears because it used to be to its unique readers greater than years ago.

Also incorporated within the quantity is the spouse paintings attributed to an identical nameless writer, The e-book of Privy Counsel, which includes extra suggestion for forthcoming God in a fashion that emphasizes actual adventure instead of human wisdom.

To study extra in regards to the writer, stopover at her web site: carmenbutcher.com

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La Mistica Selvaggia (Filosofia) (Italian Edition) by Michel Hulin,A. Bertagni

By Michel Hulin,A. Bertagni

“Non esiste da un lato una piccola mistica, marginale, incompleta, nebulosa, e persino degenerata o patologica, e dall'altro una Grande Mistica, l'unica autenticamente religiosa, l. a. strada maestra che condurrebbe alla conoscenza di Dio (…) l. a. mistica selvaggia comprende, già da sola, tutta los angeles mistica. Fin dal suo iniziale manifestarsi che sconvolge gli schemi percettivi, rimette in questione tutti i nostri postulati sociali, morali o religiosi, e lascia fluire in noi una marea di stati affettivi, il fenomeno mistico si dimostra pura primitività consistent with sua stessa essenza. consistent with quanto varie possano essere le modalità che favoriscono l'emergere dell'esperienza mistica (droga, trauma emotivo o pratiche di preghiera e di ascesi), essa fa identicamente naufragare l. a. character sociale, le sue credenze, i suoi ideali e los angeles sua rispettabilità (…) Ma se mai si potesse incontrare un vissuto mistico allo stato puro, è vero che esso sparirebbe dal nostro campo di rappresentazione qualora lo lasciassimo sussistere, unstable com'è, vergine di interpretazione (…) Selvaggia può diventare allora (…) l'interpretazione del fenomeno mistico, non il fenomeno stesso. Il problema posto dalla mistica selvaggia è dunque prima di tutto di ordine culturale e storico. Laddove gruppi sociali omogenei (tradizioni iniziatiche o vere e proprie Chiese) hanno saputo mettere a punto, generazione dopo generazione, tecniche di induzione e codici di deciframento dell'esperienza estatica, il fenomeno ‘mistica selvaggia’ non examine praticamente mai (…) riemerge e torna a estendersi ogni volta che i codici si offuscano e perdono los angeles loro efficacia. (…) Una cosa è lamentarsi dell'attuale dilagare del sentimento oceanico nelle sue forme più fruste e spesso più distruttive, altro è potersi servire di argini e canali capaci di contenerne los angeles futura espansione selvaggia”

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Sitting with Koans: Essential Writings on Zen Koan by John Daido Loori,Thomas Yuho Kirchner

By John Daido Loori,Thomas Yuho Kirchner

The Zen culture has simply major meditative practices: shikantaza, or "just sitting"; and introspection guided via the strong Zen instructing tales referred to as koans. Following within the culture of The paintings of simply Sitting (endorsed as a "A publication we have now wanted for an extended, lengthy time"), this new anthology from John Daido Loori illuminates the sophisticated perform of koan examine from many alternative issues of view.

Includes writings by:

  • Robert Aitken
  • William Bodiford
  • Robert Buswell
  • Roko Sherry Chayat
  • Francis Dojun Cook
  • Eihei Dogen
  • Heinrich Dumoulin
  • Hakuin Ekaku
  • Victor Sogen Hori
  • Keizan Jokin
  • Philip Kapleau
  • Chung-fen Ming-Pen
  • Taizan Maezumi
  • Dennis Genpo Merzel
  • Soen Nakagawa
  • Ruth Fuller Sasaki
  • Sokei-an Sasaki
  • Nyogen Senzaki
  • Zenkei Shibayama
  • Eido Shimano
  • Philip Yampolsky
  • Hakuun Yasutani
  • Wayne Yokoyama
  • Katsushiro Yoshizawa

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Awakening to Infinity by Carmen de Sayve

By Carmen de Sayve

not anything is a twist of fate, eveything that occurs in existence has a goal which we won't continually see or comprehend. we're coming into in complete right into a new age that's way more non secular and profound within which people shall keep in mind that we're not separated from the All and this can go back us to the solidarity recognition the place worry isn't any extra. This ebook was once written to permit people to obtain the messages obtained from beings from different dimensions.

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Les Tournesols de Jérusalem: Aventure romanesque et épique by Evelyne Dress

By Evelyne Dress

Un récit qui allie tolérance, amour et spiritualité.

1897 – Ana Oïzerman a vingt ans lorsqu’elle rencontre Lucien Dupuis. Convaincus d’être les deux moitiés d’une même âme, les jeunes gens se marient en dépit de leurs différences sociales et religieuses : Ana est los angeles fille d’un violoniste juif mondialement connu ; Lucien, le fils d’un riche négociant en vin bordelais, catholique. start alors, pour le couple éperdument amoureux, une lifestyles insouciante, pimentée d’une sensuelle connivence. Mais leur bonheur est brutalement remis en question…

Ce roman, qui a reçu le Prix des libraires de Normandie, ne vous laissera pas indifférent !

EXTRAIT

Nous étions si heureux, Lucien et moi, que nous voulions rester unis, unifiés, joints, mêlés, enchevêtrés, sans laisser à personne le pouvoir de nous diviser. Aucun torrent n’aurait pu éteindre notre flamme. Notre union parfaite, tout ensemble charnelle et spirituelle, était si égoïste que nous ne désirions pas nous perpétuer, nous donner un prolongement ; nous n’aspirions pas à avoir un enfant né de notre amour. Nous voulions que notre histoire begin et s’arrête avec nous.

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Evelyne Dress est actrice : Et l. a. Tendresse ? Bordel !, réalisatrice : Pas d’Amour sans Amour, écrivain : Pas d’Amour sans Amour, La Maison de Petichet, Les tournesols de Jérusalem, Le Rendez-vous de Rangoon et Les Chemins de Garwolin. C'est sur les planches qu'elle a débuté sa carrière, avant d'enchaîner les rôles au cinéma et de se lancer dans l'écriture et l. a. réalisation. Comme Ana, Evelyne gown est née un 1er août dans un teach. Comme son héroïne, elle a été transportée chez les religieuses dès sa naissance…

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Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen by Matthew Fox

By Matthew Fox

An advent to the lifestyles and paintings of Hildegard.

• unearths the existence and teachings of 1 of the best girl artists and intellectuals of the Western Mystical culture.

• includes 24 full-color illustrations through Hildegard of Bingen.

• contains remark by way of Matthew Fox, writer of Original Blessing (250,000 sold).

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was once a unprecedented lady residing within the Rhineland valley in the course of many of the 12th century. along with being the abbess of a giant and influential Benedictine abbey, she used to be a sought after preacher, healer, scientist, and artist. She additionally was once a composer and theologian, writing 9 books on theology, drugs, technology, and body structure, in addition to 70 poems and an opera. on the age of forty two, she started to have visions; those have been captured as 36 illuminations--24 of that are recorded during this e-book with her commentaries on them. She additionally wrote a textual content describing those visions entitled Scivias (Know the Ways), now released as Hildegard of Bingen's Mystical Visions.

Author Matthew Fox has said, "If Hildegard were a guy, she will be popular as one of many maximum artists and intellectuals the realm has ever seen." it's a credits to the ability of the women's flow and our occasions that this towering genius of Western inspiration is being rediscovered in her complete grandeur and autonomy.

Virtually unknown for greater than 800 years in Western heritage, Hildegard used to be featured as one of many ladies in Judy Chicago's Dinner Party within the early Eighties and released for the 1st time in English through endure & corporation in 1982. as well as her mystical teachings, Hildegard's track has been played and recorded for a brand new and transforming into audience.

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Understanding Mysticism: Historical Perspectives A Modern by R. Clemett

By R. Clemett

This e-book reports mysticism from the start of recorded historical past as much as the current day, not just reviewing mystics themselves, yet a number of different pertinent resources of data equivalent to philosophers, physicists, discarnate resources, and historic traditions. From these kind of resource, in addition to the private event of the writer, an total photo of our simple truth constitution is built, its easy working platforms tested, and its which means for contemporary guy explored. besides, an entire software for the growth and deepening of person realization is gifted, in keeping with numerous recommendations built from those sources.
The actual nature and goal of man's life is tested and an intellectually rigorous, scientifically rational clarification is gifted which supplies an uplifting, confident standpoint for guy and offers each person the certainty and instruments essential to dwell a significant, gratifying existence and to turn into a contributor towards the betterment of the planet. attention itself is gifted because it has been for millennia via many traditions and by means of the various maximum beings in background, because the basic essence of lifestyles, the irreducible foundation of existence itself, and our personal innermost essence.

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Meditation & Light Visions: A Neurological Analysis by Philip T. Nicholson

By Philip T. Nicholson

This ebook provides a neurologically-grounded, “reverse-engineering” research of the spatial and temporal features of meditation-induced gentle visions as saw via the writer and as defined in old Indian, Tibetan, and chinese language texts. It grants to turn into an essential reference for neuroscientific researchers, physicians, psychotherapists, anthropologists, students of faith, and intellectually curious meditators, specifically those that see gentle visions themselves. The research exhibits how sleep rhythms generate meditative states and the way destabilization of sleep rhythms triggers the emergence of partial seizures within which the topic reviews ecstasy with no wasting awareness. A overview of EEG reports utilizing skilled meditators files the unacknowledged presence of topological styles standard of straightforward partial seizures in those assets. The e-book contains specific, empirically-oriented drawings of the full development of meditation-induced gentle visions in addition to charts that evaluate descriptions of sunshine visions within the historic texts of India, China, and Tibet. The publication has obtained favorable popularity from a few experts operating in similar fields. Michael Witzel, Wales Professor of Sanskrit at Harvard collage, reviews that it really is “Interesting, believable, and hence worth analyzing regardless of the trouble of the unique texts that have been given many interpretations over the years.” György Buzsáki, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally-renowned researcher at Rutgers’ middle for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, writer of Rhythms of the mind, writes that “Nicholson's new e-book is filled with though-provoking principles in regards to the hyperlink among meditation and its underlying mind mechanisms which warrant additional exploration.” J. Allan Hobson, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, at Harvard scientific institution and writer of many books at the neuroscience of sleep and dreaming writes that Meditation & mild Visions is “thoughtful and good written. you'll be directly to something,” including that “What you want to provide this severe concept weight is an effective, systematic empirical learn. . . . i do know there are a few papers in the market, yet, frankly, they're all quick-hit, biased, and unimpressive; what's wanted this is simply the other: a sceptical, thorough and demanding method. . . . Why can’t a quantitative EEG learn be performed? try the paroxysmal discharge thought utilizing adept topics? that will make history.”

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Muslim Saints and Mystics: Episodes from the Tadhkirat by Farid al-Din Attar

By Farid al-Din Attar

This is an important paintings of Islamic mysticism by way of the good thirteenth-century Persian poet, Farid al-Din Attar. Translated through A J Arberry, Attar’s paintings and concept is determined in viewpoint in a considerable creation.

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Der Spiegel der einfachen Seelen: Mystik der Freiheit by Marguerite Porete,Bruno Kern

By Marguerite Porete,Bruno Kern

"Ein spiritueller und zeitkritischer Bestseller". Irmgard Kampmann Am 1. Juni 1310 wird Marguerite Porete mitten in Paris bei lebendigen Leib verbrannt - zusammen mit ihrem Buch, das die heilige Inquisition in Aufruhr versetzt hatte. Der grausame Feuertod der nordfranzösischen Begine konnte allerdings nicht verhindern, dass "Der Spiegel der einfachen Seelen" über Jahrhunderte hinweg ein Bestseller wurde. In mehreren Sprachen fand er anonym in ganz Europa Verbreitung und übte einen kaum zu überschätzenden Einfluss auf das religiöse Denken weit über ihre Zeit hinaus aus. Meister Eckhart etwa ist erkennbar von diesem Buch inspiriert. used to be warfare so gefährlich an der Schrift dieser frommen Begine? Den religiösen Zwängen ihrer Zeit setzt Marguerite Porete eine schier unerhörte Mystik der Freiheit entgegen! Der von Gottes Liebe ganz durchdrungene Mensch braucht sich weder um Tugenden noch um Bußübungen, Messen, Predigten usw. zu kümmern! Der Atem der Freiheit durchdringt dieses Buch, und so manche kühne those der Reformation nimmt Marguerite Porte wörtlich vorweg. Erst im 20. Jahrhundert gelang der Forschung der Nachweis, dass Marguerite Porete die Autorin des "Spiegels der einfachen Seelen" ist. Eines der bedeutendsten Werke der Frauenmystik des Mittelalters liegt nun in einer neuen deutschen Übersetzung vor. Für alle an der Geschichte des Mittelalters, an der abendländischen Mystik, an der Befreiungsgeschichte der Frau Interessierte ist dieses einzigartige Werk nun neu erschlossen. Neu übersetzt aus dem Altfranzösischen von Bruno Kern.

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