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  • Download E-books The Unity of Mystical Traditions: The Transformation of Consciousness in Tibetan and German Mysticism (Studies in the History of Religions, Vol. 107) (Numen Books: Studies in the History of Religions) PDF

    By Randall Studstill

    This publication argues that mystical doctrines and practices begin parallel transformative approaches within the awareness of mystics. This thesis is supported via a comparative research of Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen (rdzogs-chen) and the medieval German mysticism of Eckhart, Suso, and Tauler. those traditions are interpreted utilizing a system/cybernetic version of recognition. This version offers a theoretical framework for assessing the cognitive results of mystical doctrines and practices and exhibiting how diversified doctrines and practices could however begin universal transformative approaches. This platforms method contributes to present philosophical discourse on mysticism by means of (1) making attainable an actual research of the cognitive results of mystical doctrines and practices, and (2) reconciling mystical heterogeneity with the basic harmony of mystical traditions.

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  • Download E-books Mysticism in the World Religions PDF

    There is a starting to be knowledge of mysticism between humans whose curiosity in international religions spills over into interest in regards to the mysterious and esoteric. 'That mystical claims are made in lots of religions', writes Professor Parrinder, 'is taken either as facts of the universality of the internal lifetime of the soul and because the actual hyperlink among religions that could be divided by means of dogma yet are relatively united of their quest for the common One'.
    This wide-ranging booklet goals to supply clues to the varied kinds and expressions of mysticism, by way of contemplating a few of the significant non secular traditions of either East and West. It explores critical components: monistic mysticism (seeking self-identity or union with the All) and theistic mysticism (seeking communion, yet no longer identification, with God). the quest for the paranormal via medicines, intercourse and visions can be mentioned, as is the connection of the specialist to the normal seeker.

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  • Download E-books Parapsychology: The Science of Unusual Experience PDF

    Containing contributions from prime paranormal researchers, this version of Parapsychology keeps to problem and galvanize readers with a few of psychology’s so much perplexing phenomena. no matter if believers or sceptics, the publication offers readers with the chance to extra their knowing of the mystical, bridging the distance among conventional psychology and its so referred to as fringe areas.

    Featuring updates to the various unique chapters, this e-book brings readers modern with the wealth of radical examine within the box. This variation additionally comprises a number of new chapters, masking matters as assorted as ownership and exorcism, conspiracy theories, reincarnation, and spiritual trust, lots of that are super correct on the planet this present day. Drawing on quite a number examine, the publication offers a balanced advent to parapsychology, exploring the strengths and obstacles of medical research itself.

    Parapsychology

    is for readers from a number of backgrounds; pros within the box, scholars, lay readers and someone who desires to comprehend what the mystical can let us know approximately ourselves. a number of viewpoints are on provide, with the emphasis at the reader to make up their very own brain .Prepared to be unsettled, again…

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  • Download E-books The Sacred Mountain of Tibet:On Pilgrimage to Kailas PDF

    By Russell Johnson, Kerry Moran

    * The checklist of a non secular trip via a unprecedented land, and of the dedicated pilgrims who search to climb Mount Kailas. * american citizens recount their studies through the sacred pilgrimage to at least one of the main distant places on the earth. * With greater than a hundred colour photos that catch the awe-inspiring panorama and the tireless decision of the pilgrims.

    In a distant nook of western Tibet, in a single of the top, so much pristine areas in the world, rises an elegant snow-clad pyramid of rock and snow--Mount Kailas. To Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims this 22,028-foot mountain is the throne of the gods, the "Navel of the Earth," where the place the divine takes earthly shape. For greater than 1000 years those pilgrims have journeyed the following to pay homage to the mountain's secret, circumambulating it in an historic ritual of devotion that maintains to the current day. Spinning prayer wheels, chanting mantras, and prostrating themselves at shrines, the pilgrims make the laborious climb towards the actual and emotional excessive element of the adventure, the lofty move referred to as the Dolma l. a..

    With superb colour images and shiny trip writing, The Sacred Mountain of Tibet presents a beautiful account of this awe-inspiring panorama, and of the range, power, and sheer choice of the pilgrims who enterprise there. either photographer Russell Johnson and author Kerry Moran have made the tough pilgrimage round the mountain a number of instances. The Sacred Mountain of Tibet is the checklist in their inspiring trip that opens a window on a paranormal land of natural mild and fabulous colour the place the temporal and the everlasting unite and the place each function of the panorama holds its personal divinity.

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  • Download E-books Crusade Against the Grail: The Struggle between the Cathars, the Templars, and the Church of Rome PDF

    By Otto Rahn

    The 1st English translation of the publication that unearths the Cathar stronghold at Montségur to be the repository of the Holy Grail

    • provides the historical past of the Papal persecution of the Cathars that lies hidden within the medieval epic Parzival and within the poetry of the troubadours

    • offers new insights into the lifestyles and demise of this talented and arguable writer

    Crusade opposed to the Grail is the bold e-book that popularized the legend of the Cathars and the Holy Grail. the 1st variation seemed in Germany in 1933 and drew upon Rahn’s account of his explorations of the Pyrenean caves the place the heretical Cathar sect sought safe haven throughout the thirteenth century. through the years the booklet has been translated into many languages and exerted a wide impression on such authors as Trevor Ravenscroft and Jean-Michel Angebert, however it hasn't ever seemed in English earlier.

    Much as German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann used Homer’s Iliad to find historical Troy, Rahn believed that Wolfram von Eschenbach’s medieval epic Parzival held the keys to the mysteries of the Cathars and the key situation of the Holy Grail. Rahn observed Parzival now not as a piece of fiction, yet as a ancient account of the Cathars and the Knights Templar and their guardianship of the Grail, a “stone from the stars.” The campaign that the Vatican led opposed to the Cathars turned a struggle pitting Roma (Rome) opposed to Amor (love), within which the Church triumphed with flame and sword over the natural religion of the Cathars.

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  • Download E-books Three Hundred Important Combinations PDF

    300 very important combos is meant to supply wisdom of the Yogas which point out particular horoscopic traits. All planetary mixtures are divided into teams viz., Yogas and Aristhas or fortunes and misfortunes. It offers with numerous status mixtures of yogas. The systematised account of all of the very important yogas is introduced out in order that it can illustrate useful horoscopes. The e-book definitely claims credits for being the 1st to compile all scattered info and current it systematically.

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  • Download E-books The Book of Mirdad: The Strange Story of a Monastery Which Was Once Called the Ark PDF

    Mikhail Naimy's undying vintage, an allegory usually in comparison to the works of his good friend Khalil Gibran, offers the lessons of Mirdad, abbott of a monastery that stands the place Noah's Ark got here to relaxation after the Flood. In a chain of dialogues together with his disciples, Mirdad bargains classes on issues similar to love, obedience, borrowing and lending, repentance, previous age, and the cycle of lifestyles and demise. Reissued for a brand new new release, this prophetic paintings calls on humankind to organize for one more deluge, more than Noah's, whilst Heaven could be published on the earth. features a new foreword via Andrew Harvey, writer of the bestselling A trip in Ladakh and a number of other seminal works of spirituality!

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  • Download E-books The Gateless Gate: The Classic Book of Zen Koans PDF

    In The Gateless Gate, one in all glossy Zen Buddhism's uniquely influential masters deals vintage commentaries at the Mumonkan, one in every of Zen's maximum collections of training tales. This translation was once compiled with the Western reader in brain, and contains Koan Yamada's transparent and penetrating reviews on each one case. Yamada performed a seminal function in bringing Zen Buddhism to the West from Japan, happening to be the top of the Sanbo Kyodan Zen Community.

    The Gateless Gate will be priceless if just for the interpretation and remark on my own, but it really is loaded with additional fabric and is a lovely source to maintain shut by:

    • An in-depth advent to the background of Zen perform
    • Lineage charts
    • Japanese-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-Japanese conversion charts for private names, position names, and names of writings
    • Plus entrance- and back-matter from old and glossy figures: Mumon, Shuan, Kubota Ji'un, Taizan Maezumi, Hugo Enomiya-Lasalle, and Yamada Roshi's son, Masamichi Yamada.

    A extraordinary suggestion for the koan practitioner, and for people with a common curiosity in Zen Buddhism.

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