By Gerry Shishin Wick,Bernie Glassman
The koan assortment Wick explores this is hugely esteemed as either literature and coaching fabric within the Zen culture, during which koan-study is one in every of paths a practitioner may well take. This assortment is used for education in lots of Zen facilities within the Americas and in Europe yet hasn't ever ahead of been to be had with observation from a modern Zen grasp. Wick's Book of Equanimity contains new translations of the preface, major case and verse for every koan, and smooth commentaries at the koans via Wick himself.
By Javier Melloni
By Vincenzo Bonato
I Padri della Chiesa ne hanno sempre raccomandato l'utilizzo ai fedeli.
L'autore si sofferma sulla rilettura cristiana dei salmi realizzata dalla tradizione spirituale sin dalle origini della Chiesa, con un'attenzione particolare alla letteratura mistica.
A commento dei salmi propone numerosi passi dei Padri, attinti non dai grandi commentari, ma dall'esposizione quotidiana della fede (omelie, opere ascetiche), allargando saltuariamente il campo anche advert autori successivi, a determine spirituali di grande spessore nella storia della Chiesa.
Nel quantity primo sono proposti i salmi 1-40. in line with ogni salmo preso in esame, dopo una breve presentazione di carattere storico-critico Bonato si inoltra nella rilettura cristiana in due momenti: dapprima offre gli spunti di meditazione tratti dai vari autori; successivamente, nella fase denominata Applicazione, accenna alla rilettura mistica o advert altre interpretazioni che hanno esercitato un certo qual peso nella tradizione.
By Arthur Versluis
In Platonic Mysticism, Arthur Versluis essentially and tautly argues that mysticism needs to be accurately understood as belonging to the nice culture of Platonism. He demonstrates how mysticism used to be traditionally understood in Western philosophical and non secular traditions and emphatically rejects externalist methods to esoteric faith. in its place he develops a brand new theoretical-critical version for knowing mystical literature and the arts as a complete, from philosophy and literature to artwork. A sequel to his Restoring Paradise, this can be an audacious booklet that locations Platonic mysticism within the context of latest cognitive and different methods to the research of faith, and provides an rising version for the hot box of contemplative science.
Arthur Versluis is Professor and Chair within the division of non secular experiences at Michigan country collage. he's the writer of Restoring Paradise: Western Esotericism, Literature, paintings, and Consciousness and Wisdom’s teenagers: A Christian Esoteric Tradition, either additionally released through SUNY Press.
By Matthew Fox
Fox is uniquely certified to touch upon those profound, occasionally startling, usually denounced insights. In 1998, this longtime member of the Dominican Order was once silenced through Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, for his production Spirituality, an ecumenical educating that embraces gender justice, social justice, and eco-justice. The day-by-day readings he stocks right here communicate to the sacredness of the earth, awe and gratitude, darkness and shadow, compassion and creativity, sacred sexuality, and peacemaking.
By Henry Maudsley
By Borriello Luigi
By Dr Konstantinovsky Julia
A respected teacher of the eremitic priests of Nitria, Sketis and Kellia, Evagrius Ponticus is an interesting but enigmatic determine within the heritage of fourth-century mystical inspiration. This historic and theological re-assessment of the educating of Evagrius brings to endure proof from the Greek and Syriac Evagriana.
Focusing on Evagrius' idea of perfection because the acquisition of religious wisdom, this booklet revisits present perceptions of Evagrius's concept and personality by means of evaluating and contrasting him along with his contemporaries and predecessors, either Christian and pagan. principles of the 3 'Cappadocians' and the writer of the Macariana, in addition to Stoic, Neo-Platonic and prior Christian writers resembling Alcinoos, Plotinus, Clement and Origen, are all explored. Konstantinovsky attracts realization to a scarcity of uniformity within the fourth-century perspectives at the starting place of the soul, the body-soul relation, and the eschatological future of humankind.
By Thubten Yeshe,Jonathan Landaw,Philip Glass
Introduction to Tantra is the easiest to be had explanation of a subject matter that's frequently misunderstood. This new version of this vintage textual content features a new foreword via Philip Glass and a brand new disguise layout, yet leaves untouched Lama Yeshe's very good unique textual content, edited by means of Jonathan Landaw.
Tantra acknowledges that the strong strength aroused via our wish is an crucial source for the religious direction. it's accurately simply because our lives are so inseparably associated with wish that we needs to utilize desire's large power not only for excitement, yet to remodel our lives.
Lama Yeshe offers tantra as a tradition resulting in pleasure and self-discovery, with a imaginative and prescient of truth that's uncomplicated, transparent, and intensely suitable to twenty-first century life.
By William Harmless
In Mystics, William risk free, S.J., introduces readers to the scholarly research of mysticism. He explores either mystics' notable lives and their no-less-extraordinary writings utilizing a distinct case-study procedure situated on unique examinations of six significant Christian mystics: Thomas Merton, Bernard of Clairvaux, Hildegard of Bingen, Bonaventure, Meister Eckhart, and Evagrius Ponticus. instead of proposing mysticism as a refined internet of mental or theological abstractions, Harmless's case-study method brings issues all the way down to earth, restoring mystics to their ancient context.
Harmless highlights the stinky variety of mystical stories and mystical theologies. Stepping past Christianity, he additionally explores mystical components inside of Islam and Buddhism, supplying a bankruptcy at the renowned Sufi poet Rumi and one at the recognized eastern Zen grasp Dogen. risk free concludes with an outline of the century-long scholarly dialog on mysticism and provides a distinct, multifaceted optic for realizing mystics, their groups, and their writings. aimed toward a large viewers, Mystics balances cutting-edge scholarship with available, lucid prose.