By Bernard McGinn
The nice German mystic Meister Eckhart continues to be essentially the most attention-grabbing figures in Western inspiration. Revived curiosity in Eckhart's mysticism has been matched, or even handed, via the learn of the ladies mystics of the late13th century. This ebook argues that Eckhart's inspiration can't be totally be understood till it truly is seen opposed to the historical past of the breakthroughs made through the ladies mystics who preceded him.
By Aaron Leitch
The Angelical language channeled by way of alchemist Edward Kelley and recorded through royal astrologer John Dee has mystified magicians, linguists, historians, and cryptographers for generations. It’s even rumored that the language can be an encryption approach to a few variety, unbroken to this present day. This interesting, in-depth research unearths the reality in the back of the saga of 2 Renaissance wizards who spoke with angels and got guide within the celestial tongue.
This quantity starts off with an exploration of the paranormal traditions that motivated Dee's work―the Fifty Gates of Binah, the legends of Enoch, and the Book of Soyga. It provides an in-depth research of the forty-nine Tables of Loagaeth (Speech From God), the forty-eight Angelical Keys (or Calls), and the drama surrounding them as chronicled in Dee's journals. distinctive good points contain an research of the translations of the forty eight Keys, directions for the magickal use of Angelical characters, and an entire Angelical Psalter.
Aaron Leitch’s long-awaited masterwork finds in simple language―for the 1st time ever―how the Angelical language was once bought, for what it was once meant, and the way to exploit it appropriately, supplying a desirable old context for its useful software in The Angelical Language, Volume II: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the Tongue of Angels.
“The Angelical Language is the only such a lot complete textual content ever written near to the Enochian magical method and language of Elizabethan luminary, Dr. John Dee. This two-volume magnum opus demonstrates Aaron Leitch’s familiarity with functional magic in addition to his ability as a meticulous researcher. vital book.”― stylish Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, leader Adepts of the airtight Order of the Golden Dawn
By Henry Reed
In a never-before-published Edgar Cayce name, Henry Reed exhibits readers find out how to notice the hidden powers in their minds and souls. An illuminating paintings that takes readers on a trip to an important realm of the human spirit.
By Christian Rätsch
An exam of the sacred botany and the pagan origins and rituals of Christmas
• Analyzes the symbolism of the various vegetation linked to Christmas
• unearths the shamanic rituals which are on the middle of the Christmas party
The day on which many commemorate the beginning of Christ has its origins in pagan rituals that middle on tree worship, agriculture, magic, and social trade. yet Christmas is not any traditional folks observance. it's an evolving banquet that over the centuries has absorbed parts from cultures everywhere in the world--practices that provide crops and plant spirits delight of position. in truth, the symbolic use of vegetation at Christmas successfully transforms the modern day front room right into a position of shamanic ritual.
Christian Rätsch and Claudia Müller-Ebeling exhibit how the traditional which means of the botanical components of Christmas presents a special view of the faith that existed in Europe ahead of the creation of Christianity. The fir tree used to be initially respected because the sacred international Tree in northern Europe. while the church used to be not able to force the tree cult out of people’s recognition, it included the fir tree by way of dedicating it to the Christ baby. Father Christmas in his red-and-white go well with, who flies throughout the sky in a sleigh drawn via reindeer, has his mythological roots within the shamanic reindeer-herding tribes of arctic Europe and Siberia. those northern shamans used the hallucinogenic fly agaric mushroom, that's crimson and white, to make their soul flights to the opposite global. Apples, which determine seriously in Christmas baking, are symbols of the solar god Apollo, so that they discover a average position at iciness solstice celebrations of the go back of the solar. in reality, the authors contend that the emphasis of Christmas on eco-friendly crops and the promise of the go back of lifestyles within the lifeless of iciness is simply an version of the pagan wintry weather solstice occasion.
For greater than 250 years, this straightforward vintage of proposal has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted reputation of God's will that's the yes route to serenity, happiness, and non secular peace.
"A non secular vintage of the 1st order... a e-book for all those that actually search God." --Dom David Knowles
"Father de Caussade has a superb approach of encouraging the uncertain, of nurturing the non-public hand over that's lots part of the advance of religion. The booklet is a secret of its personal -- and is easily now not for Christians only." --Rabbi Joshua Chasan
"Abandonment to Divine Providence is a vintage maybe extra valuable now than ever ahead of. it is a little e-book that rightly rejects the spirituality of worry and trembling (and the fashionable preoccupation with dreary self-absorption) in desire of an abiding belief in God's energetic benevolence. it is a paintings one reads many times, continually with gratitude and astonishment." --Donald Spoto, writer of Blue Angel and The darkish part of Genius
By Stephen Haliczer
Someday in 1599, within the Spanish village of Saria, seven-year-old Maria Angela Astorch fell in poor health and died after gorging herself on unripened almonds. Maria's sister Isabel, a nun, got here to view the physique together with her mom more suitable, an ecstatic mystic and visionary named Maria Angela Serafina. conquer by way of the sight of the useless girl's blameless face, Serafina started to pray fervently for the go back of the kid's soul to her physique. getting into a trance, she had a imaginative and prescient during which the Virgin Mary gave her an indication. right away little Maria Angela began to express symptoms of existence. A second later she scrambled to the floor and was once quickly restored to excellent health.
During the Counter-Reformation, the Church used to be faced through a rare upsurge of female spiritual enthusiasm like that of Serafina. encouraged via new translations of the lives of the saints, religious ladies far and wide Catholic Europe sought to mimic those "athletes of Christ" via extremes of self-abnegation, actual mortification, and devotion. As within the center a long time, such women's piety usually took the shape of ecstatic visions, revelations, voices and stigmata.
Stephen Haliczer deals a accomplished portrait of women's mysticism in Golden Age Spain, the place this enthusiasm was once approximately a mass circulate. The Church's reaction, he indicates, used to be welcoming yet cautious, and the Inquisition took at the activity of winnowing out frauds and imposters. Haliczer attracts on fifteen situations introduced via the Inquisition opposed to ladies accused of "feigned sanctity," and on greater than dozen biographies and autobiographies. the foremost to recognition, he unearths, lay within the orthodoxy of the woman's visions and revelations. He concludes that mysticism provided girls the way to go beyond, notwithstanding to not disrupt, the regulate of the male-dominated Church.
By Ravi Ravindra
This e-book takes the reader on a lovely trip via quite a lot of cultures and traditions to check the phenomenon of ecstatic visionary experiencesâfrom Sumerian Gilgamesh and the Taoist Immortals to the creative fiction of Jorge Luis Borges. the writer presents a finished travel of otherworldly trips universal from immemorial occasions between shamans, magicians, and witches, and illustrates their reference to such smooth phenomena as altered states of awareness, out-of-body reviews, and near-death reviews.
By Richard H. Jones
In this selection of revised released articles, Richard Jones examines numerous issues regarding the philosophy of mysticism:
- experience and conceptualization in mystical knowledge,
- knowledge and unknowing within the Isa Upanishad,
- rationality and mysticism,
- the nature of the Buddhist Nagarjuna's arguments,
- mystical makes use of of language,
- a critique of Joseph Needham's writings on Taoism,
- the non secular irrelevance of the Ontological Argument,
- a critique of Carl Jung's writings on Asian non secular traditions,
- mysticism and morality,
- Theravada Buddhism and morality.
We have a recognized cleavage to be bridged on this planet this present day, frequently referred to as the cleavage among "East and West", yet termed extra competently among "Orient and Occident". at the back of the variations in tradition, culture, faith, ideology and social customs, in spite of the fact that, there's a turning out to be interchange of inspiration and psychological knowing. One strong stimulation to this psychological rapport should be in an expanding tendency for the westerner to domesticate the technological know-how of meditation lengthy practiced within the East as a necessary a part of spiritual and religious adventure. nowadays, and as we movement on into the mentally orientated age of Aquarius, with expanding numbers of fellows and girls shifting from an emotional to a psychological concentration, the technological know-how of meditation as a brain education process in focus and invocation becomes more and more practiced within the West.
However, there are deeper and extra profound components of existence and cognizance to be penetrated and printed in meditation. Meditation, within the occult experience, is not just a coaching method for the brain, yet a way of accomplishing alignment, union and id with the soul, with the Christ, and eventually with "the Father". As precise from the adventure of mystical union, occult meditation establishes a systematic approach in which reasons set in movement will produce identifiable results, that are repeated at will. this can be a strategy to be mastered via the brain; it contains excessive psychological task by means of an absolute stillness, with the facility so as to keep watch over and order the brain that it engages in motion or turns into stilled to "reflection" at will.
the 1st goal of this type of meditation is the unsleeping integration of soul and character, in order that the livingness of the soul could galvanize and impression the standard of the character existence. This attracts a guy progressively into that centre of realization in the planet we name the non secular Hierarchy, the dominion of God; the non secular guy then assumes regulate, and the divine power is unfolded.
Since we're dealing in meditation with strength move that is actually fiery and impersonal, there are pitfalls and hazards to be understood and refrained from; those, too, are mentioned. and likewise the colors and sounds resembling many of the ray energies which, occultly talking, are vibrations of alternative frequencies.
In having a look in the direction of the long run, the writer predicts the becoming effect of the technology of meditation, top finally to the setting up of colleges of meditation below the assistance and guide of initiated disciples. those faculties might be of 2 varieties: one, preparatory; and the opposite truly education the coed for initiation. the final word goal of those entire education faculties could be to supply certified disciples for planetary carrier. In all education paintings encouraged by way of Hierarchy the motif is service--the spontaneous influence of soul touch within the selflessly influenced disciple.
"The cause should be epitomised in those few phrases: The sacrifice of the non-public self for the great of the only Self.
The process can also be presently positioned: clever regulate of the character, and discrimination in paintings and time.
The resultant perspective can be: whole dispassion, and a becoming love of the unseen and the genuine.
All it will be consummated via regular software to occult Meditation."