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.
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.
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of the work of Frithjof Schuon that includes philosophical writings along with a selection of his poems, artworks, and unpublished writings from his personal papers.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.
A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.
Cuts through traditional debates to argue that religious phenomena are cocreated by human cognition and a generative spiritual power.
Provides an innovative theology based in mysticism, one that acknowledges the pain of spiritual repression and values religious pluralism.
Provides a critical exposition of the philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff, a contemporary Western mystic.
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.
This book presents the oral teachings of the twentieth century's great Kashmir Shaivite master. The last of his long lineage, Swami Lakshmanjoo preserved, as did his predecessors, the oral knowledge that ...
This book has three major goals in critically examining the historical and philosophical relation between the writings of Dogen and the Zen koan tradition. First, it introduces and evaluates recent Japanese ...
Explores the journey beyond union, beyond self and God, into the silent and still regions of the Unknown.
In his Doctrine of Vibration, the author presents a synthesis of Kashmir Shaivism—an overview with Spanda as the central theme. Spanda is the vibratory dynamism of the absolute consciousness. In this ...
The Shiva Sutra was revealed to Vasugupta by Shiva in order to counter the effects of dualism. This revelation initiated the hermeneutics of syntheses and exegesis climaxed by the great Abhinavagupta. ...
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 ...