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Passion for Creation: The Earth-Honoring Spirituality of Meister Eckhart
Passion for Creation
The Earth-Honoring Spirituality of Meister Eckhart
by Eckhart
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818018
• Matthew Fox's comprehensive translation of Meister Eckhart's sermons is a meeting of true prophets across hundreds of years that results in a spirituality for the new millennium. • A brilliant interpretation of Eckhart's teachings on creation spirituality. Passion for Creation (formerly Breakthrough) is Matthew Fox's comprehensive translation of and original commentary on the critical German and Latin texts of 37 sermons by Meister Eckhart, the noted 14th-century Dominican priest, preacher, and mystic. The goodness of creation, the holiness of all things, the divine blood in each person, the need to let go and let be--these are among Eckhart's themes, themes that the best-selling author Matthew Fox brilliantly interprets and explains for today's reader. Passion for Creation will be embraced by theologians, students, and all seekers of truth. It will be especially welcomed by those interested in creation spirituality, which Eckhart advocated six centuries ago and which Matthew Fox has promoted as a spiritual path for the new millennium. Simply put, this book is a meeting of two prophets across hundreds of years. The outcome of that meeting is a fount of wisdom.
The Secret Teachings Of The Tao Te Ching
The Secret Teachings Of The Tao Te Ching
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0892811919
An analysis of Lao-tzu's teachings, line-by-line, features meditations, interpretations, and practical illustrations that clarify the true meaning and purpose of the classic text. Original.
The Gnostic Faustus: The Secret Teachings Behind the Classic Text
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.
The Knights Templar and Their Myth
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.
Sadhus: India's Mystic Holy Men
Sadhus
India's Mystic Holy Men
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814543
Liberated from earthly concerns and living beyond the limits of space and time, these mystics form a vital and unbroken link between the birth of yoga millenia ago and its present-day expression. Spectacular color photos and evocative text trace the historical roots of the Sadhus and illuminate their beliefs and behaviors.
The Shaman's Doorway: Opening Imagination to Power and Myth
The Shaman's Doorway
Opening Imagination to Power and Myth
Paperback      ISBN: 0892816724
A renowned psychotherapist draws on his own inspiring work on the relationship of shamanism to the psyche and society to show that the shaman may hold the key to the future.
Forbidden Religion: Suppressed Heresies of the West
Forbidden Religion
Suppressed Heresies of the West
Paperback      ISBN: 1591430674
"Reveals the thread that unites the spiritual paths that have opposed orthodox religion over the centuries and the challenge they provide the status quo"--Provided by publisher.
Mysteries Marvels Miracles: In the Lives of the Saints
Mysteries Marvels Miracles
In the Lives of the Saints
Paperback      ISBN: 0895555417
Includes hundreds of true stories of miraculous phenomena in the lives of the Saints: bilocation, levitation, multiplication of food, etc. Fascinating, hard to put down, and helpful to strengthen one\'s faith. This world CANNOT be all there is -- and this book helps to make that truth more REAL to each one of us! An excellent gift book, suitable for all ages. Impr. 597 pgs 77 Illus, PB.
The Brother Of Jesus And The Lost Teachings Of Christianity
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.
Spiritwalker: Messages from the Future
Spiritwalker
Messages from the Future
Hardcover      ISBN: 0553099760
A professional anthropologist recounts his experiences outside the bounds of normal reality, tracing his numerous journeys across space and time and his exchanges with shape-shifters, spirit guardians, and a Hawaiian mystic from several centuries into the future