Mysticism

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A Lover of God

Collects and interprets the literary legacy of Nūrī, an early Sufi master known for his ecstatic behaviour, eccentric acts, and passionate poems of mystical love.

A History of Mysticism

A history of the world’s mystical traditions.

Bedeviled

A groundbreaking study of jinn doppelgangers and the problem of evil in Akbarian Sufism.

Effacing the Self

Argues that self and selflessness are aspects of the same insoluble problem at the very heart of modernity.

Process Mysticism

Offers a process philosophical approach to mysticism and mystical religious experience.

An Introduction to the Study of Mysticism

A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.

Line of Sight

A unique, firsthand account of working with a spiritual master in the midst of "ordinary" life.

The Contemplative Foundations of Classical Daoism

Brings early Daoist writings into conversation with contemporary contemplative studies.

Kabbalah in Print

Demonstrates the impact of print culture on the spread of Jewish mysticism, focusing on Kabbalistic study guides by R. Yissakhar Baer of seventeenth-century Prague.

Keys to the Beyond

Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.

The Repose of the Spirits

Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.

Eternity Now

Demonstrates that Rabbi Shneur Zalman's teachings regarding time and history enabled Habad's growth into a mass Jewish movement.

The Poetry of Georges Bataille

By Georges Bataille
Translated by Stuart Kendall
Introduction by Stuart Kendall
Subjects: General Interest

Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.

Platonic Mysticism

Restores the Platonic history and context of mysticism and shows how mysticism helps us understand more deeply the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art.

The Enneagram of G. I. Gurdjieff

Explores the meanings of G. I. Gurdjieff’s enneagram.

Philosophy of Mysticism

A comprehensive exploration of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism.

Brain, Consciousness, and God

A constructive critique of neuropsychological research on human consciousness and religious experience that applies the thought of Bernard Lonergan.

On Nietzsche

By Georges Bataille
Translated by Stuart Kendall
Introduction by Stuart Kendall
Subjects: Philosophy

A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.

The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time

Discusses how William James’s work suggests a world without will, self, or time and how research supports this perspective.

Inner Experience

Outlines a mystical theology and experience of the sacred founded on the absence of god.

Thinking through Thomas Merton

Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for contemporary times.

The Triumph of Mercy

Discusses philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā’s commentary on the opening chapter of the Qur’ān.

Splendor of the True

A new anthology of the work of Frithjof Schuon that includes philosophical writings along with a selection of his poems, artworks, and unpublished writings from his personal papers.

Man in the Cosmos

Explores the relationship between the mystical cosmology of G. I. Gurdjieff and the discoveries and theories of modern science.

In Search of the Lost Heart

Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.