A history of the world’s mystical traditions.
A groundbreaking study of jinn doppelgangers and the problem of evil in Akbarian Sufism.
Argues that self and selflessness are aspects of the same insoluble problem at the very heart of modernity.
Offers a process philosophical approach to mysticism and mystical religious experience.
A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.
A unique, firsthand account of working with a spiritual master in the midst of "ordinary" life.
Brings early Daoist writings into conversation with contemporary contemplative studies.
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.
Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.
Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition.
Demonstrates that Rabbi Shneur Zalman's teachings regarding time and history enabled Habad's growth into a mass Jewish movement.
Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.
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.
Explores the meanings of G. I. Gurdjieff’s enneagram.
A comprehensive exploration of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism.
A constructive critique of neuropsychological research on human consciousness and religious experience that applies the thought of Bernard Lonergan.
A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
Discusses how William James’s work suggests a world without will, self, or time and how research supports this perspective.
Outlines a mystical theology and experience of the sacred founded on the absence of god.
Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for contemporary times.
Discusses philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā’s commentary on the opening chapter of the Qur’ān.
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of the work of Frithjof Schuon that includes philosophical writings along with a selection of his poems, artworks, and unpublished writings from his personal papers.
Explores the relationship between the mystical cosmology of G. I. Gurdjieff and the discoveries and theories of modern science.
Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.
Examines the relationship between diverse iterations of Rosicrucianism and the philosophy of the Enlightenment.
The robust memoirs of an unusual twentieth-century seeker and student of G. I. Gurdjieff.
The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.
Explores the concept of the Limit (barzakh), which the great Sufi mystic Ibn al-'Arabi used to address the philosophical controversy regarding God's relationship with the world.
A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.
An impressionistic history of the Western spiritual tradition.
Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.
Cuts through traditional debates to argue that religious phenomena are cocreated by human cognition and a generative spiritual power.
Explores the human experience of mysticism and looks at it within the spiritual traditions around the world.
Shows how the aesthetic views of Plotinus and later Neoplatonists have played a role in the history of Western art.
Provides an innovative theology based in mysticism, one that acknowledges the pain of spiritual repression and values religious pluralism.
Explores the concept of Spirit in the postmodern age.
Provides an alternative to the traditional psychoanalytic explanation of mystical experience by viewing unitive thinking as a line of cognitive development and mystical moments as creative inspirations on unitive ideas.
Situates the female mystical tradition within the context of the epistemological shift which occurred at the dawn of the modern world.
Explicates the cosmology of Ibn al-'Arabi, the greatest mystical thinker of Islamic civilization.
Demonstrates convincingly the extent to which James's psychological and philosophical perspectives also continue to be a rich resource for those specifically interested in the study of mysticism. A critically-sophisticated, yet gripping, immersion into the inner worlds of one of America's foremost thinkers.
A remarkable spiritual testimony, this complete transcription of Florence Nightingale's hitherto-unpublished diary (recorded during visits to Egypt and Greece in 1850) reveals the troubled period during which she finally realized that the answer to her call from God lay in service to humanity.
This is a collection of essays on the literature of "saints' lives" in Anglo-Saxon literature.
Discusses and translates important compositions by famous Nirguni poets--poets dedicated to the worship of a formless God.
Composed in 2 B. C., as "The I Ching revised and enlarged," The Elemental Changes is a divination manual providing a clear method for distinguishing alternative courses of action. Structured in 81 tetragrams ...
Explores the journey beyond union, beyond self and God, into the silent and still regions of the Unknown.
Evelyn Underhill was a pioneer in revitalizing interest in mysticism and in the spiritual life as lived by ordinary people. Here are some of her articles that demonstrate the variety and development of ...