Mystics and Mysticism
Hildegard of Bingen's Spiritual Remedies
Paperback ISBN: 0892819855
Hildegard of Bingen recognized what the holistic health movement has only recently restored to our consciousness: that full health can only be experienced in a state of spiritual balance. Dr. Strehlow gives readers practical suggestions based on the integration of 35 spiritual forces of the human soul in order to "cure the soul within," which he synthesized from five of Hildegard's books on spiritual and psychological healing principles.
The Knights Templar and Their Myth
Paperback ISBN: 0892812737
Bound by religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, the Knights Templar were a Military Crusading Order engaged in religious war in the Holy Land. At the end of the thirteenth century, after their withdrawal from Syria, they became the apparently innocent victims of a campaign of slander and persecution mounted against them by the French government. The ruthless dissolution of the Knights Templar was only the beginning of a new and strange chapter in their history. They soon became the focus of numerous beliefs about their presumed occult powers, and by the eighteenth century their history had undergone a mythical metamorphosis--they figured highly in occult fantasies of magical practices and hidden knowledge as well as in the romance of the Gothic novel, with its frequent tales of monastic impropriety. In this widely praised book, author Peter Partner elucidates the history of the Templars as well as the beliefs that have developed around them in more recent times. From the tangled traditions of occultism to concepts of crusading chivalry, from political conspiracy to governmental greed and papal corruption, Partner shows how a medieval act of political injustice grew into a modern fantasy.
The Brother Of Jesus And The Lost Teachings Of Christianity
Paperback ISBN: 1594770433
Argues that James is the most overlooked figure in the history of the church, that it was James, and not Peter, who guided the disciples through Paul's interpretation of the teachings of Jesus, and concludes that James can serve as a needed missing link between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Original.
The Chalice of Magdalene
The Search for the Cup That Held the Blood of Christ
Paperback ISBN: 1591430380
Popular Arthurian stories of the Middle Ages depict the Holy Grail as Christ's cup from the Last Supper, believed to have been endowed with miraculous powers. Graham Phillips offers an astonishing adventure that reveals the historical King Arthur, the secret legacy of an ancient noble family, and a trail of clues hidden in the English countryside that lead to a mysterious grotto, a forgotten attic and the lost chalice.
The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism
Paperback ISBN: 0812974212
Enhanced by notes by a noted theological scholar, a selected bibliography, and biographical sketches, a definitive compilation of writings by some of history's leading Christian mystics features nearly one hundred selections representing more than sixty writers ranging from the third-century Origen of Alexandria to the twentieth century's Thomas Merton. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Life and Revelations of Anne Catherine Emmerich
Paperback ISBN: 089555061x
Definitive life of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824); a German Augustinian nun-mystic; stigmatist; visionary; prophet; victim soul. Prophecies and amazing revelations on every aspect of the Faith. Extremely edifying; makes the Gospels come alive with details you never knew before! 2 Volume Set. Impr. 2 vol set- 1,297 pgs; PB
The Gnostic Faustus
The Secret Teachings Behind the Classic Text
Paperback ISBN: 1594772045
Ramona Fradon shows the legend of Doctor Faustus to be a composite Gnostic creation myth that reveals the process of spiritual salvation. The elements of alchemy, sacramental sex, and worship of the divine feminine that are encoded in the Faust Book provide an account of spiritual initiation whose goal is ecstatic union with the divine.