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Occultism, Witchcraft, and Cultural Fashions: Essays in Comparative Religions
Occultism, Witchcraft, and Cultural Fashions
Essays in Comparative Religions
Paperback      ISBN: 0226203921
Presents discussions concerning the ways in which modern and historical religious and occult movement correspond to recurrent human social and emotional needs
Philosophies of India
Philosophies of India
Paperback      ISBN: 0691017581
Examines the diverse cultural influences which have shaped the basic philosophical traditions of India
The Analects
The Analects
Paperback      ISBN: 0140443487
Confucius' teachings, preserved by his students, consist of aphorisms and parables that illustrate his views on morality
Fear and Trembling: Repetition
Fear and Trembling
Repetition
Paperback      ISBN: 0691020264
Presented here in a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators,Fear and Trembling and Repetition are the most poetic and personal of Søren Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writings. Published in 1843 and written under the names Johannes de Silentio and Constantine Constantius, respectively, the books demonstrate Kierkegaard's transmutation of the personal into the lyrically religious. Each work uses as a point of departure Kierkegaard's breaking of his engagement to Regine Olsen--his sacrifice of "that single individual." From this beginningFear and Trembling becomes an exploration of the faith that transcends the ethical, as in Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac at God's command. This faith, which persists in the face of the absurd, is rewarded finally by the return of all that the faithful one is willing to sacrifice. Repetition discusses the most profound implications of unity of personhood and of identity within change, beginning with the ironic story of a young poet who cannot fulfill the ethical claims of his engagement because of the possible consequences of his marriage. The poet finally despairs of repetition (renewal) in the ethical sphere, as does his advisor and friend Constantius in the aesthetic sphere. The book ends with Constantius' intimation of a third kind of repetition--in the religious sphere.
The Meaning of Masonry
The Meaning of Masonry
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517331942
Discusses the various orders of Masons, the relationship between Freemasonry and ancient mystery cults, and the rituals, traditions, symbolism, philosophy, historical origins, and spiritual and intellectual doctrines of the Masonic Order
The Way of Perfection
The Way of Perfection
Paperback      ISBN: 0385065396
The sixteenth-century saint and reformer provides advice for those interested in dedicating themselves to a life of prayer, and discusses the Lord's Prayer and its teachings
Wisdom of the Desert
Wisdom of the Desert
Paperback      ISBN: 0811201023
The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books--surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit.
How to Listen to God
How to Listen to God
Hardcover      ISBN: 0840790414
Now you can rediscover the joy of being an obedient listener. Charles Stanley uses personal experiences from his own life and discusses: Why God wants to communicate with us; How God gets our attention; How we listen to God and enjoy his presence.
Wellsprings: A Book of Spiritual Exercises
Wellsprings
A Book of Spiritual Exercises
Paperback      ISBN: 0385196172
Internationally acclaimed spiritual guide Anthony de Mello points the way toward peace of mind and inner power through simple teachings that integrate the ancient traditions of the East with the psychological and philosophical perspectives of the West.
Hope for the Flowers
Hope for the Flowers
Paperback      ISBN: 0809117541
Stripe, an ambitious young caterpillar, abandons his struggle to reach the top when he meets a lovely yellow butterfly