Download E-books Claiming Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona PDF

By Adrian J. Ivakhiv

Claiming Sacred Ground
Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona

Adrian J. Ivakhiv

A research of individuals and politics at New Age non secular sites.

In this richly textured account, Adrian Ivakhiv specializes in the actions of pilgrim-migrants to Glastonbury, England and Sedona, Arizona. He discusses their efforts to come across and adventure the spirit or strength of the land and to mark out its value by way of making an investment it with sacred meanings. Their endeavors are provided opposed to a vast canvas of cultural and environmental struggles linked to the incorporation of such geographically marginal areas into an increasing worldwide cultural financial system.

Ivakhiv sees those contested and "heterotopic" landscapes because the nexus of a fancy net of interestes and longings: from millennial anxieties and mawkish re-imaginings of heritage and prehistory; to real-estate energy grabs; contending non secular visions; and the loose play of principles from technology, pseudo-science, and pop culture. Looming over all this can be the nonhuman lifetime of those landscapes, an"otherness" that alternately finds and conceals itself in the back of a pagenant of ideals, pictures, and place-myths.

A major contribution to scholarship on substitute spirituality, sacred area, and the politics of common landscapes, Claiming Sacred flooring will curiosity students and scholars of environmental and cultural reports, and the sociology of spiritual routine and pilgrimage. Non-specialist readers might be prompted by way of the cultural, ecological, and religious dimensions of awesome traditional landscapes.

Adrian Ivakhiv teaches within the school of Environmental reports at York collage in Toronto, and is President of the Environmental reports organization of Canada.

April 2001
384 pages, 24 b&w pictures, 2 figs., nine maps, 6 1/8 x nine 1/4, index, append.
cloth 0-253-33899-9 $37.40 s / £28.50


1 energy and wish in Earth’s
Tangled Web
2 Reimagining Earth
three Orchestrating Sacred Space

II Glastonbury
four degree, Props, and gamers of Avalon
five Many Glastonburys: Place-Myths
and Contested Spaces

6 purple Rocks to actual Estate
7 New Agers, Vortexes, and the
Sacred Landscape

eight Practices of position: Nature and
Heterotopia past the recent Age

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By D. Jason Cooper

Referred to as Mitra to the Indians, Mithra and Zarathustra (Zoroaster in Greek) to the Iranians, and Mithras to the Romans, this can be the oldest of all residing deities. Mithras used to be famous because the maximum rival of Christianity, a better possibility even than the faith of Isis. If Rome had no longer develop into Christian, it's going to became Mithrasian. Mithraisians had a sacrament that incorporated wine as a logo of sacrificial blood. Bread in wafers, or small loaves marked with a move, used to be used to represent flesh. The priestly symbols have been a employees, a hoop, a hat, and a hooked sword; contributors have been known as brothers, and monks have been known as "Father." Mithras used to be born on December twenty fifth. He provided salvation in response to religion, compassion, wisdom, and valor. He appealed to the bad, the slave and the freeman, in addition to to the Roman aristocracy, the defense force, or even to a few emperors. The Christians sacked his temples, burned his books, and attacked his fans; they desecrated his temples, and outfitted their very own church buildings at the comparable foundations because the outdated Mithraic temples. Cooper examines Mithras and his faith within the so much whole research ever performed. He explores some of the sorts of this god--worshiped from Lisbon to modrn Bangladesh, from the Scottish border to the Russian Steppes--and investigates the worship. this is often a thrilling trip into residing mythology, the historical past of a dwelling god, and should fascinate sleek Western readers who need to know extra concerning the religious path--whether they wish to higher comprehend modern Christianity, the root of many modern ideaologies, mythology, or the Western secret culture.

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By Andy Zubko

The Treasury of non secular knowledge is an excellent selection of over 10,000 strong quotations, compiled from a large and eclectic variety of resources. From Emily Dickinson to Oscar Levant, from Confucius to Andrew Carnegie, from Jesus to Pablo Casals, the quotations are drawn from philosophers, non secular lecturers, artists, composers, scientists, and plenty of, many others, from precedent days to the current, representing an unlimited panoply of cultures and traditions.

Organized into over a hundred and forty headings similar to Love, strength, vainness, conduct, Grace, Abundance, and demise, the Treasury presents a full of life and beneficial source for audio system trying to find the seeds of a speech, lecturers looking concept, or for the reader who simply wishes a couple of phrases of knowledge or convenience. What makes this e-book so striking is the constant readability, energy and perception of the choices, and the wide-ranging, non-sectarian caliber of the quotations chosen.

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Trajectories of Mysticism in conception and Literature is a suite of essays which considers how contemporary severe concept contributes to debates approximately mystical and detrimental theology. This assortment attracts upon a variety of fabric, together with Biblical texts, autobiographical, confessional and fictional writing from the 16th century to the 20th century, divinity in English, German, Spanish and French traditions, in addition to paintings on God and metaphysics by means of Schelling, Weil, Levinas, Derrida, de Ma, Irigaray, and Cixous.

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By Richard Ingalese

Not like another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we haven't used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this results in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are photos equivalent to snap shots, maps, sketches and so on we have now endeavoured to maintain the standard of those photographs, so that they signify safely the unique artefact. even supposing sometimes there is yes imperfections with those previous texts, we believe they need to be made on hand for destiny generations to take pleasure in.

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By Stephen E Flowers

Examines the left-hand direction and divulges the masters of the culture

• Explores the practices and ideology of many left-hand course teams, together with the Cult of Set, the Hell-Fire membership, and heretical Sufi, Zoroastrian, Christian, and Muslim sects

• Investigates many notorious occult personalities, together with Helena Blavatsky, Aleister Crowley, the Marquis de Sade, and Anton LaVey

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From black magic and Satanism to Gnostic sects and Gurdjieff’s Fourth manner, the left-hand course has been associated with many practices, cults, and participants around the a long time. Stephen plant life, Ph.D., examines the tools, teachings, and historic position of the left-hand direction, from its origins in Indian tantric philosophy to its underlying impact in present international affairs, and divulges which philosophers, magicians, and occult figures all through heritage can really be known as “Lords of the Left-Hand Path.”

Flowers explains that whereas the right-hand direction seeks union with and therefore dependence on God, the left-hand course seeks a “higher legislation” in line with wisdom and gear. it's the method of self-empowerment and actual freedom. starting with old Hindu and Buddhist sects and relocating Westward, he examines many alleged left-hand course teams, together with the Cult of Set, the Yezidi satan Worshippers, the Assassins, the Neoplatonists, the Hell-Fire membership, the Bolsheviks, the occult Nazis, and a number of other heretical Sufi, Zoroastrian, Christian, and Muslim sects. Following a gently crafted definition of a real adherent of the left-hand direction in line with major principles--self-deification and problem to the conventions of “good” and “evil”--the writer analyzes many well-known and notorious personalities, together with H. P. Blavatsky, Faust, the Marquis de Sade, Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, Gerald Gardner, Anton LaVey, and Michael Aquino, and divulges which occult masters have been Lords of the Left-Hand direction.

Flowers exhibits that the left-hand course isn't really inherently evil yet a part of our historical past and our deep-seated wish to be unfastened, self sufficient, and answerable for our destinies.

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By Henry Corbin

This quantity makes essays through Henry Corbin, the eminent French pupil of Islam, to be had in English for the 1st time. even if his fundamental curiosity was once the esoteric culture of Islam, Corbin was once additionally a lifelong scholar of the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg. the 1st essay, "Mundus Imaginalis, or The Imaginary and the Imaginal," clarifies Corbin's use of the time period he coined, mundus imaginalis, or "the imaginal world." this crucial proposal seems to be in either Swedenborgian and esoteric Islamic spirituality. the second one piece, "Comparative non secular Hermeneutics," compares the revelation of the inner experience of the sacred boks of 2 specific religions, Christianity and Islam.


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Getting stuck in undesirable suggestions and feelings can consider like an inevitable a part of lifestyles. yet Eknath Easwaran, a world-famous religious instructor who taught meditation for almost forty years, exhibits how to break away. simply as a health regimen can lead to a robust, supple physique, non secular disciplines can form a safe character and a resilient, loving brain. better of all, those possibilities to develop superior spiritually come up not just in the course of meditation yet through the day. no matter if operating with tricky colleagues, going out to consume, or responding to a child’s wishes, readers the way to try diversified, wiser offerings. With humor and empathy, Easwaran areas undying teachings from the Buddha and different mystics into modern scenes — gazing a juggler in the street, taking a tennis lesson, going to the theater. education the brain is life’s greatest event, and Conquest of Mind indicates how this custom brings deepening relationships, expanding energy, and a better feel of purpose.

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2011 Reprint of 1911 version. Arthur Edward Waite (1857-1942) was once a scholarly mystic who wrote generally on occult and esoteric concerns, and was once the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer, R.A. Gilbert defined him, "Waite's identify has survived simply because he was once the 1st to aim a scientific examine of the historical past of western occultism - seen as a religious culture instead of as elements of proto-science or because the pathology of religion." "The booklet of Ceremonial Magic" is the second one version of a piece which in its first variation was once titled, extra provocatively, "The e-book of Black Magic and of Pacts." it really is an try to synthesize the strategies of all the well-known Grimoires. It attracts at the "Key of Solomon", the "Grimorium Verum", the apocryphal Fourth publication of Cornelius Agrippa, and so forth, together with the well-known "Black Pullet", or "Poulet Noir". the result's an unheard of examine the main points of ceremonial magic.

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