By Salim Ahmad
By Julian Baldick
By Muata Ashby
By Steven Walker
This is a reprint of the 1920 version of an enormous yet virtually unknown paintings. while Atwood made her suggestive inquiry into what used to be termed "The airtight Mystery," she meant that the adept Hieophants positioned the candidate right into a deep trance and his soul was once led into anything that was once for her the perfect Oneness of every thing.
By Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov,Prosveta
True magic, divine magic, is composed in placing all one's powers, all one's wisdom, on the provider of the dominion of God on earth.Very few magicians reach this better point, the extent at which they're for free of any own curiosity even in magical practices themselves and feature outgrown all wish to command the spirits for the delight in their personal goals; the extent at which they've got just one hope: that of operating within the mild and for the sunshine. those that succeed in this point are real theurgists: all that they do is completely disinterested; they're real benefactors of mankind.
By Antoine Faivre,Christine Rhone
Widely acquired in France, this short, accomplished creation to Western esotericism by way of the founding father of the sphere is eventually on hand in English. A old and pedagogical consultant, the booklet is written essentially for college kids and beginners. In transparent, designated language, writer Antoine Faivre presents an summary of Western esoteric currents considering that overdue antiquity. the majority of the booklet is laid out chronologically, from old and medieval resources (Alexandrian hermetism, gnosticism, neoplatonism), during the Renaissance as much as the current time. Its insurance contains religious alchemy, Jewish and Christian Kabbalah, Christian theosophy, Rosicrucianism, Illuminism, ‘mystical’ Free-Masonry, the Occultist present, Theosophical and Anthroposophical Societies, the Traditionalist university, and ‘esotericism’ in modern initiatic societies and in New non secular pursuits. Faivre explores how those currents are hooked up, and refers to the place they seem in paintings and literature. The booklet concludes with an annotated bibliography, which makes it a necessary source for newbies and students alike.
Antoine Faivre is Professor Emeritus on the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Religious Studies), Sorbonne. He has released generally, together with entry to Western Esotericism and The Golden Fleece and Alchemy, either additionally released via SUNY Press.
Christine Rhone has translated a number of books, together with Faivre’s Theosophy, mind's eye, culture: reviews in Western Esotericism, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.
By Nil Sorsky,George A. Maloney
By Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Tracing greater than 20 years of her personal look for a extra inclusive self-discipline -- one who really grapples with theology in the course of lifestyles -- Christian Theology in Practice exhibits not just the place Miller-McLemore herself has traveled within the box but in addition how pastoral and functional theology has built in this time. taking a look ahead, Miller-McLemore calls at the academy and Christian congregations to disrupt traditional theological obstacles and to recognize the multiplicity of shapes and locations during which the "wisdom of God" appears..