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A brand new translation and research of 1 of the main debatable of the apocryphal gospels
• Emphasizes an initiatic marriage among the female and male ideas because the center of the Christian secret
• Bears witness to the actual dating shared by means of Jesus and Mary Magdalene
• Translated from the Coptic and analyzed via the writer of the bestselling The Gospel of Mary Magdalene (over 90,000 offered)
The mainstream place of the Christian church on sexuality was once probably most sensible summed up through Pope blameless III (1160-1216) whilst he acknowledged that “the sexual act is so shameful that it truly is intrinsically evil.” one other Christian theologian maintained that the “Holy Ghost is absent from the room shared via a wedded couple.” What Philip documents in his gospel is that Christ stated exactly the contrary: The nuptial chamber is actually the holy of holies. For Philip the holy trinity comprises the female presence. God is the daddy, the Holy Ghost is the mummy, and Jesus is the Son. Neither guy nor lady by myself is created within the photo of God. it's only of their dating with one another--the sacred embody within which they percentage the divine breath--that they resemble God.
The Gospel of Philip is healthier recognized for its portrayal of the actual dating shared via Jesus and his such a lot loved disciple, Mary of Magdala. since it ran counter to the course of the Church, which condemned the “works of the flesh,” Philip’s gospel was once suppressed and misplaced until eventually rediscovered at Nag Hammadi in 1947. Orthodox theologian Jean-Yves Leloup’s translation from the Coptic and his research of this gospel are provided the following for the 1st time in English. What emerges from this crucial resource textual content is a recovery of the sacred initiatic union among the female and male rules that was on the middle of Christianity’s sacred secret.
By Eve Baumohl Neuhaus
The center teachings and riotous lifetime of the psychedelic yogi Ganesh Baba
• offers the lessons of Ganesh Baba’s “Crea” Yoga, which he derived from the tantric practices of conventional Kriya Yoga
• Explains the elemental routines for following the Crea (creative) Yoga perform
• contains many anecdotes from the colourful lifetime of this “psychedelic” baba
Shri Mahant Swami Ganeshanand Saraswati Giri (ca. 1895-1987) was once recognized to all who enjoyed and studied with him easily as Ganesh Baba. on the age of 4, he was once introduced again from demise via an initiation through Lahiri Mahasaya and during this initiation descends from an identical Kriya Yoga lineage as Paramahansa Yogananda. He grew to become a swami below his guru Sivananda and later went directly to run the Anandamayi Ma ashram. attracted to the lifetime of the Naga Babas, he turned the top of the Ananda Akhara, Naga fans of Lord Shiva who give some thought to hashish and different entheogens to be the reward of the gods. the original set of ideas and routines Ganesh Baba constructed from the tantric practices of conventional Kriya Yoga and Shivaism turned the center of his own teachings of Crea (for inventive) Yoga. Ganesh Baba’s message of systematic synthesis of the non secular and secular used to be conscientiously built for and embraced by means of modern scholars within the Nineteen Sixties, in particular these whose direction integrated using entheogens.
This ebook comprises the middle of Ganesh Baba’s Crea Yoga teachings, from the start levels of unsleeping keep an eye on of one’s posture, breath, and a spotlight to ultimately extending one’s knowledge to the farthest reaches of the cosmos. Eve Baumohl Neuhaus exhibits that the lifetime of this student and loopy saint was once as instructive as his teachings. She contains many own recollections of this inspirational and difficult instructor from her personal existence and people of fellow scholars, which exhibit that Ganesh Baba’s impressive lifestyles was once in response to his personal position because the embodiment of Lord Ganesh, the remover of hindrances.
By Michael Martin
Sophiology--the philosophical and theological proposal of a transcendent attractiveness changing into immanent on this planet, via nature, liturgy, prayer, and the arts--is simply now getting into its personal as a huge sector of analysis. This innovative casebook brings jointly fundamental resource records, poetry, and demanding articles written by means of a gaggle of exemplary students operating in theology, philosophy, literary experiences, psychology, and poetics. participants contain Bruce Foltz, Gregory Glazov, Jennifer Newsome Martin, Michael Martin, Aaron Riches, Brent Dean Robbins, Artur Sebastian Rosman, Fr. Robert Slesinski, and Arthur Versluis.
By Evelyn Underhill
Mysticism is generally regarded as an extreme nation concerning own unification with the Divine or final fact. by way of its very nature, it's an ineffable adventure, most unlikely to place into phrases. it isn't most unlikely, besides the fact that, to check the phenomenon, with a watch towards figuring out not just its nature and manifestations, yet its courting to spirituality mostly. This ebook is the sort of research. greatly thought of the easiest e-book on mysticism for the overall reader, this vintage quantity assembles a huge variety of knowledge scattered between monographs and textbooks in lots of languages.
The paintings of a famous British authority on mysticism, it truly is divided into components: the 1st offers an creation to the final topic of mysticism and its relation to metaphysics, psychology, theology, magic, and symbolism. the second one and longer half encompasses a targeted learn of the character and improvement of religious or mystical cognizance, together with such subject matters because the awakening of the self, the purification of the self, voices and visions, introversion, ecstasy and rapture, the darkish evening of the soul, and the unitive lifestyles. an enticing appendix presents a historic comic strip of eu mysticism from the start of the Christian period to the dying of Blake.
Richly documented with fabric drawn from such nice mystics as St. Teresa, Meister Eckhart, St. John of the move, and William Blake, this impressive research may be of huge curiosity to scholars, psychologists, theologians — somebody attracted to this tremendous own and strong kind of non secular life.
By Avraham Shapira
During this booklet, Avraham Shapira lines the historical past of Buber's principles and locates underlying constructions which unite Buber's suggestion. finally, desire for Our Time indicates the relationship among Buber's philosophy and his non secular biography.
By Stoddard Martin
'Magic' as either notice and suggestion is all over the place in modern lifestyles, yet what does it suggest? Is it a pool for the thoughts and needs of the race, or 'an event which it really is far better, just like the overwhelming majority folks, by no means to have handed through'? In Stoddard Martin's cautious but adventurous remedy, it seems that because the foundation of morality and faith in an age which places extra emphasis on wisdom and may than on conventional Christian conceptions of religion and solid works.
Modern orthodoxy has grown out of once-heretical principles, originating maybe with the airtight students of the Renaissance and carrying on with in the course of the nice age of Freemasonry to more moderen cults, reminiscent of Theosophy, the Order of the Golden sunrise, Anthroposophy or even Scientology. opposed to those activities, Martin considers modern works of literature that have handled magic, together with these of Goethe, Balzac, Huysmans, Bulwer-Lytton, Yeats, Mann, Hesse, the Symbolists, technology fiction writers and exponents of magical realism.
By Julian of Norwich
One of the 1st lady authors, Julian of Norwich produced in Revelations of Divine Love a impressive paintings of revelatory perception, that stands alongside The Cloud of Unknowing and Piers Plowman as a vintage of Medieval spiritual literature
After fervently praying for a better knowing of Christ's ardour, Julian of Norwich, a fourteenth-century anchorite and mystic, skilled a chain of divine revelations. via those 'showings', Christ's sufferings have been published to her with remarkable depth, yet she additionally bought coverage of God's unwavering love for guy and his countless skill for forgiveness. Written in a full of life English vernacular, the Revelations are the most unique works of medieval mysticism and feature had a long-lasting effect on Christian inspiration. This variation of the Revelations includes either the quick textual content, that's commonly an account of the 'showings' themselves and Julian's preliminary interpretation in their that means, and the lengthy textual content, accomplished a few two decades later, which strikes from imaginative and prescient to a daringly speculative theology.
Elizabeth Spearing's translation preserves Julian's directness of expression and the wealthy complexity of her inspiration. An creation, notes and appendices support to put the works in context for contemporary readers.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes via exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.
By Jake Stratton-Kent
Geosophia strains the advance of magic from the Greeks to the grimoires, laying naked the chthonic roots of goetic ritual. by way of exposing the necromantic origins of a lot of contemporary magic we can reconnect with the resource of our ritual culture. there's a continuity of perform within the West which encompasses the pre-Olympian cults of Dionysus and Cybele, is located within the Greek Magical Papyri and Picatrix and flows into the grimoires. instead of a litter of superstition, the grimoire culture is published because the dwelling descendant of the traditional practices of the Goes.
This is a piece which redefines our realizing of the Western culture, one that doesn't commence with Cabbala or Solomon, yet particularly descends into the Underworld and brings forth new lifestyles. the writer illuminates scarce and missed texts with an incisive observation, from volcanic conjurations to over 70 pages facing Picatrix. Following the voyage of the Argonauts, Geosophia bargains biographies of the heroes and gods, and discovers the hidden magical meanings and value in their activities and adventures.
By Suzanne White
Though the perform of astrology is many centuries previous, it is just possibly as soon as in a iteration completely new, completely unique means of the zodiac is came across. The New Astrology is this kind of system.
For these confident that there's not anything new below the sun--or the stars--Suzanne White bargains a startling and provocative thesis: There should not 12 yet one hundred forty four indicators of the zodiac, every one targeted, every one particular, every one very important to everyone's quest for self-understanding.
By combining the astrological structures of the normal chinese language (terrestrial) with that of the Occident (celestial), Suzanne White demonstrates that every people is ruled by means of indicators. therefore, a Capricorn Tiger could be fairly diversified from a Capricorn Cat, as is a Leo puppy from a Leo Dragon, etc. This precise mixture of Western and chinese language Astrology offers exact analyses of every of the a hundred and forty four symptoms, together with individualized sections of affection, intercourse and romance, enterprise, funds, careers, domestic existence and compatibility (or loss of it) with different signs.
Already a best-seller in France, The New Astrology is an immense project and the results of greater than a decade of study and learn of the 2 structures. It deals insights into not just our personal lives, but additionally these of all who're just about us. Suzanne White's prose is lucid, candid, and suffused with a feeling of enjoyable, yet The New Astrology is specifically a significant software for self-awareness and comprehend the wealthy number of human nature throughout us.