By Roelof van den Broek, Wouter J. Hanegraaff
This quantity introduces what has occasionally been referred to as "the 3rd element of western culture". It lines the historic improvement of these non secular traditions that have rejected an international view in keeping with the primacy of natural rationality or doctrinal religion, emphasizing as a substitute the significance of internal enlightenment or gnosis: a revelatory adventure which was once in most cases believed to ivolve an come across with one's real self in addition to with the floor of being, God. The participants to this e-book reveal this attitude as primary to quite a few interconnected traditions. In Antiquity, one unearths the gnostics and hermetics; within the heart a while numerous Christian sects. The medieval Cathars can, to a undeniable quantity, be thought of a part of an identical culture. beginning with the Italian humanist Renaissance, airtight philosophy turned of principal significance to a brand new non secular synthesis that may be known as Western Esotericism". the advance of this practice is defined from Renaissance hermeticists and practitioners of religious alchemy to the emergence of Rosicrucianism and Christian theosophy within the 17th century, and from post-enlightenment points of Romanticism and occultism to the present-day New Age circulation.
By Vladimir Solovyov, Boris Jakim
Trans. and ed. via Boris Jakim
This quantity comprises a number of overdue works of serious Vladimir Solovyov, representing his ultimate speculations approximately issues the most important to the future of humanity and of the realm. As Solovyov’s lifestyles was once coming to an finish on the shut of the nineteenth century, his suggestions have been became towards 3 issues: the tip of the realm (the Antichrist), the sweetness and knowledge of the realm (Sophia), and the character of God. a very new translation of the well-known “Short story concerning the Antichrist” is gifted the following, besides revised models of “At the sunrise of Mist-Shrouded Youth,” “Three Meetings,” and “The notion of God.”
Started in 1262 advert, Masnavi-ye Ma ‘navi, or ‘spiritual couplets', is assumed to be the longest single-authored ‘mystical’ poem ever written. because the non secular masterpiece of the Persian Sufi culture, it teaches find out how to development to the final word objective of the Sufi course - union with God. Jalaloddin Rumi used to be a poet and a mystic, yet he used to be first a instructor; in those verses he attracts the reader into the complexities of human love and separation and explains the trail to divine love during the removing of self-regard and worldly wishes. Drawing on varied resources from bawdy stories and fables to tales of the prophet Mohammed, those verses are short in expression but copious in which means.
By Yehuda Berg
In The manner of the Kabbalist, writer Yehuda Berg describes precisely what those who perform Kabbalah do and why they do it. He lifts the veil of poser round the religious instruments used to accomplish self-discipline, abundance, therapeutic, love, and pleasure. This e-book explains the importance of yes garments and hues, hair and head coverings, targeted days and meditations, immersion in water and rolling within the snow, incense and candle-lighting, nutrients classifications and mixtures, and lots more and plenty extra. The religious applied sciences taught by means of Kabbalah Centre overseas are all outlined during this user's guide.
By John-Roger DSS
Following from the idea that every individual is a different, divine being, this choice of brief essays serves as a continuing advisor to the spirit inside. every one essay offers a number of moments of repose and mirrored image to stability the short speed and multitasking of day-by-day residing. Concise and compassionate, the knowledge during this quantity is pertinent in any given time or situation.
By Elizabeth Clare Prophet
All of us have the seed or 'essence' of Buddha inside of us, and since we will we have the capability to turn into a Buddha. within the Buddhic Essence: Ten levels to turning into a Buddha, Elizabeth Clare Prophet lightly strains upon the guts the pathway which could result in Buddhahood. She does so in a fashion that we will be able to relate to the various levels and likewise see them as steps that we will accomplish in our day-by-day lives. The Buddhic Essence is the second one ebook within the author's sequence Mystical Paths of the World's Religions.
By Tian Dayton Ph.D.
Religious and private progress is a process--it occurs at some point at a time. every day we needs to carve out a couple of minutes of quiet time with a view to get rid of ourselves from the pressures and anxieties of daily life, to quiet down and track in to the deeper pulse of living--to recognize our souls. writer Tian Dayton leads you on an everyday trip to soul discovery, starting every month with an inspirational poem and supplying soul-revealing affirmations and enlightening quotations with the times that persist with. you'll soon locate that soul is current the entire time--it is we who waver from it. Your craving to hook up with soul each day of the yr has been spoke back.