Download E-books The Varieties of Vernacular Mysticism: 1350–1550 (The Presence of God) PDF

By Bernard McGinn

More than 25 years within the making, this magisterial quantity uncovers the riches of 1 of the best sessions of mystical knowledge in Christian historical past: the “vernacular” spirituality of the past due medieval interval in Europe. The compilation accommodates greater than a century of recent study from all over the world, demonstrating how this era gave upward push to many mystical writers who stay influential even at the present time, together with Julian of Norwich, Eckhart’s follower Jan van Ruusbroec, and the inspirational health care professional of the church and visionary, Catherine of Siena. With unrivaled wisdom of the first works and scholarship around the world, this research illustrates the original genius of every mystical instructor in addition to how they construct on one another’s insights to pursue a lifestyles in God’s presence. particular sorts of mysticism coated comprise Trinitarian, past due medieval Italian, renaissance, and the golden age of English mysticism.

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Download E-books Conversations with God : An Uncommon Dialogue, Books 1-3 (Complete Set) PDF

Conversations with God by means of Neale Donald Walsch used to be written as a discussion within which Walsch asks questions and God solutions. At a low interval in his existence, Walsch wrote an offended letter to God asking questions about why his lifestyles wasn't operating. Walsch felt solutions to his questions filling his brain and determined to write down them down. The sequence offers an enormous variety of principles. the second one and 3rd books within the unique trilogy care for political and social matters.

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Download E-books The Phallus: Sacred Symbol of Male Creative Power PDF

Starting with an outline of the symbolism of artistic forces typically, The Phallus first examines the illustration of male fertility in such varieties because the menhirs or status stones of prehistoric Europe; the Mahalinga and Svayambhu of India; and the traditional Greek Omphalos. the second one a part of the e-book surveys the presence of ithyphallic gods in archaic shamanistic religions (the Lord of the Animals), the Greek pantheon (Hermes, Priapus), and the Hindu deities (Ardhanarishvara, the androgyne). Danielou additionally explores the function of Shaivist and Dionysian initiatory rites in bringing males into communion with the artistic forces of existence. Illustrated all through with pictures and line drawings of ecu and Indian artwork, The Phallus celebrates the expression of the masculine within the spiritual traditions of East and West.

Phallic imagery, in a single shape or one other, could be present in the creative traditions of just about each international tradition for the reason that prehistoric occasions. Alain Danielou the following unveils the non secular impulse underlying paintings that at the beginning look turns out to don't have any goal past the erotic.

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Download E-books Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism PDF

2012 Reprint of 1960 big apple variation. distinct facsimile of the unique variation, no longer reproduced with Optical acceptance software program. Lama Anagarika Govinda, born Ernst Lothar Hoffman, used to be the founding father of the order of the Arya Maitreya Mandala and an expositor of Tibetan Buddhism, Abhidharma, Buddhist Meditation in addition to different points of Buddhism. He was once additionally a painter and poet. This name is a whole clarification of the esoteric rules of Mantra that still clarifies the variations among Hindu and Tibetan yoga. Translated into many languages, this can be a big textual content for any scholar of Buddhism. With bibliography, index, and illustrations. Contents: Om : the trail of universality -- Mani : the trail of unification and of internal equality -- Padma : the trail of artistic imaginative and prescient -- Hum : the trail of integration -- Om mani padme hum : the trail of the nice mantra -- Ah : the trail of motion.

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Download E-books The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity PDF

By Jerry B. Brown Ph.D., Julie M. Brown M.A.

Unearths proof of visionary vegetation in Christianity and the lifetime of Jesus present in medieval paintings and biblical scripture--hidden in undeniable sight for centuries

• Follows the authors’ anthropological experience researching sacred mushroom pictures in eu and heart japanese church buildings, together with Roslyn Chapel and Chartres

• offers colour pictures displaying how R. Gordon Wasson’s psychedelic conception of faith sincerely extends to Christianity and divulges why Wasson suppressed this knowledge because of his mystery courting with the Vatican

• Examines the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels to teach that visionary crops have been the catalyst for Jesus’s awakening to his divinity and immortality

Throughout medieval Christianity, non secular artistic endeavors emerged to demonstrate the lessons of the Bible for the mostly illiterate inhabitants. What, then, is the importance of the psychoactive mushrooms hiding in simple sight within the art and icons of many eu and Middle-Eastern church buildings? Does Christianity have a psychedelic history?

Providing wonderful visible facts from their anthropological trip all through Europe and the center East, together with visits to Roslyn Chapel and Chartres Cathedral, authors Julie and Jerry Brown rfile the function of visionary vegetation in Christianity. They retrace the pioneering learn of R. Gordon Wasson, the well-known “sacred mushroom seeker,” on psychedelics in historical Greece and India, and one of the present-day reindeer herders of Siberia and the Mazatecs of Mexico. difficult Wasson’s legacy, the authors display his mystery dating with the Vatican that resulted in Wasson’s refusal to pursue his hallucinogen conception into the hallowed halls of Christianity.

Examining the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels, the authors supply scriptural aid to teach that sacred mushrooms have been the muse for Jesus’ revelation of the dominion of Heaven and that he was once initiated into those mystical practices in Egypt in the course of the lacking Years. They contend that the timber of information and of Immortality in Eden have been sacred mushrooms.

Uncovering the function performed by means of visionary crops within the origins of Judeo-Christianity, the authors invite us to reconsider what we all know concerning the lifetime of Jesus and to think about a debatable idea that demanding situations us to discover those sacred pathways to the divine.

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Download E-books Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Mothers PDF

By Mark Victor Hansen, Marci Shimoff

We can all be mindful a time once we have been younger and under-the-weather, and mother soothed and nurtured us again to overall healthiness together with her magical fowl soup elixir. Now we will be able to revisit these adored moments with a pleasant batch of news for and approximately moms. megastar contributions comprise Barbara Bush, Reba McEntire, Erma Bombeck and Montel Williams.

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Download E-books Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1 PDF

By Neale Donald Walsch

Conversations with God booklet 1 started a chain that has been altering hundreds of thousands of lives for greater than ten years. eventually, the bestselling sequence is now a film, starring Henry Czerny (The purple Panther and Clear and current Danger) and Ingrid Boulting (The final Tycoon). Produced and directed via Stephen Simon (producer of Somewhere in Time and What goals might Come) and allotted via Samuel Goldwyn motion pictures and Fox domestic leisure, the theatrical unlock is determined for October 27, 2006. The motion picture is the genuine account of Walsch (played via Cierny), who went from an unemployed homeless guy to an "accidental non secular messenger" and writer of the bestselling ebook

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Download E-books Earth: Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library PDF

By Barbara Marciniak

Embraced around the globe as key religious lecturers of our occasions, the Pleiadians are again, with one other daring and debatable examine our optimum goal in the world. Earth: Pleiadian Keys to the residing Library is their instruction manual to encouraged dwelling, calling on us to revive and go back worth to the person, and to acknowledge the Goddess energies and the ability of blood as connections to our DNA and our historical past.

Using wit, knowledge, and deep compassion, they appeal to us to discover the corridors of time throughout the proposal of the sport Masters; to evoke the an important codes for multidimensional viewpoint; and to redream the dwelling Library of Earth. Their teachings are considerably prepared in twelve chapters to set off a deeper realizing of our ancestral lineage. Earth probes the thoughts hidden deep inside of us to bare our an important roles within the transformational approach unfolding in our occasions.

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Download E-books Muslim Saints and Mystics : Episodes from Tadhkirat al-Awliya of Faird al-Din Attar PDF

By A.J. ARBERRY

Different vital works of this prolific poet contain the Elahi-Nāma (Book of God) and the Mosibat-Nama (Book of Adversity), either one of that are mystical allegories comparable in constitution and shape to Mantiq al-Tayr – the Divan (Collected Poems) and the well-known prose paintings, Muslim Saints And Mystics (Tadhkerat al-Awliya) , a useful resource of knowledge at the early Sufis (abridged English translation, Muslim Saints and Mystics). From the viewpoint of principles, literary issues, and magnificence, Attar’s effect used to be strongly felt not just in Persian literature but in addition in different Islamic literatures. His nice prose paintings contains the huge compendium in Persian of biographies of recognized Sufis, known as Tadhkerat al-Awliya, or Memoirs of the Saints. Attar composed no less than 45,000 couplets and plenty of fantastic prose works in six vital works of poetry and one significant prose paintings. in spite of the fact that, an important point of Attar’s notion lies within the incontrovertible fact that all of his works are dedicated to Sufism (Tasawuf) and all through all of his real accumulated works, there doesn't exist even a unmarried verse with out a mystical colouring: in truth, Attar committed his complete literary lifestyles to Sufism. Farid al-din Attar is taken into account one of many pre-eminent mystical poets of the Persian literary culture. The length of his lifestyles is doubtful, notwithstanding he should be put within the 12th and 13th centuries C.E. born in Nishapur in what's Iran this day. in line with his personal writings, Sufism was once intended to be a non secular look for a union with God. This seek all through historical past has taken many varieties, yet for Attar it was once rather particular. Parallels should be obvious with Dante. in accordance with Attar, the religious pilgrimage of guy brings him via seven successive ‘valleys’. First is ‘The Valley of Quest,’ the place ascetic capacity are followed; then follows ‘The Valley of Love,’ that may be in comparison to Dante’s, earthly paradise; then follows ‘The Valleys of Knowledge’, ‘Detachment’, ‘Unity’, and ‘Amazement’ and at last, ‘The Valley of Annihilation of the Self ’is reached. this can be the very best nation of divine union with God. Sufism was once intended to be an all-encompassing attempt to stay in a significant, spiritual state of mind. during this ebook 38 episodes from the above booklet are extra which have been translated by means of A.J. Arberry and during which there are a few nice achievements of Sufi masters which aren't but recognized to the general public are released and that are pointed out in a truly attention-grabbing type so consequently the readers will locate nice curiosity and a spotlight during this topic.

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