Download E-books History Of Mysticism: The Unchanging Testament (3rd Rev. Ed.) PDF

By Swami Abhayananda

Is a distinct ebook together with because it does the majority of the religious traditions and lots of of the best mystics philosophers and thinkers of all time. their assortment less than one conceal and the unifying subject of the singleness in their person messages brings to the reader a transparent realizing of the numerous contribution of every of those person academics and traditions. every one of those disparate mystics from different occasions and traditions offers expression to an identical mystical event and describes the contents of that have in unvaryingly exact phrases. the private familiarity of the writer with such mystical states and his lifelong accumulation of information of the paranormal literature of the area qualifies him to offer this fabric in a manner that's absolute to fascinate and encourage the reader and go away him with an elevated experience of Diving threat.

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Download E-books The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor: Initiatic and Historical Documents of an Order of Practical Occultism PDF

By Joscelyn Godwin

The airtight Brotherhood of Luxor, lively within the final a long time of the nineteenth century, used to be the single order of its time that taught useful occultism within the Western secret culture. this can be the 1st entire and undistorted account, tracing the origins, founders, and practices of this very secretive order, which counted between its individuals the various famous figures of past due 19th-century occultism, spiritualism, and Theosophy, together with Max Theon, Peter Davidson, Thomas Henry Burgoyne and Paschal Beverly Randolph. This scholarly paintings offers all of the fabrics for revisioning the historical past, assigning the airtight Brotherhood of Luxor its rightful position as some of the most influential esoteric orders of its time.

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Download E-books The Book of Mirdad: The Strange Story of a Monastery Which Was Once Called the Ark PDF

Mikhail Naimy's undying vintage, an allegory frequently in comparison to the works of his buddy Khalil Gibran, provides the lessons of Mirdad, abbott of a monastery that stands the place Noah's Ark got here to leisure after the Flood. In a chain of dialogues along with his disciples, Mirdad bargains classes on topics similar to love, obedience, borrowing and lending, repentance, outdated age, and the cycle of lifestyles and dying. Reissued for a brand new iteration, this prophetic paintings calls on humankind to organize for an additional deluge, more than Noah's, while Heaven may be published on the earth. features a new foreword by way of Andrew Harvey, writer of the bestselling A trip in Ladakh and a number of other seminal works of spirituality!

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Download E-books Gnosis: Divine Wisdom, A New Translation with Selected Letters (Library of Perennial Philosophy) PDF

By Frithjof Schuon

This new version of Frithjof Schuon's vintage paintings, Gnosis: Divine knowledge, is an absolutely revised translation of the latest French version, and has an in depth Appendix containing formerly unpublished letters and different inner most writings.

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Download E-books Passage Meditation: Bringing the Deep Wisdom of the Heart into Daily Life (Essential Easwaran Library) PDF

By Eknath Easwaran

Written through a hugely revered instructor who taught meditation for over 40 years, this ebook promises all you must commence meditating. With quiet humor, realism, and heat, Easwaran supplies transparent directions and issues out the pitfalls. He explains the idea underlying meditation, and conveys the deep pleasure, safeguard, and selfless power that commonplace perform can bring.

In Easwaran’s common approach to passage meditation, you decide a non secular textual content, or passage, from the world’s nice traditions that embodies your maximum beliefs. You memorize it, after which ship it deep into attention via gradual, sustained cognizance. this system of meditation remains clean since you can fluctuate the passages in line with your personal wishes. With normal perform, the passages develop into lifelines, taking you to the resource of knowledge deep inside after which guiding you thru the demanding situations of day-by-day life.

Meditation is supported via seven different issues in Easwaran’s non secular software, aiding you to stick calm, variety, and centred through the day.

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Download E-books An Interview With Israel Regardie: His Final Thoughts and Views PDF

Israel Regardie (born Francis Israel Regudy on November seventeenth, 1907 in London, England) was once probably the most influential Adepts of the Golden sunrise. He used to be additionally a committed author, chiropractor and therapist. It used to be his major ambition to maintain and perpetuate the lessons and paintings of the Golden sunrise and Aleister Crowley. Israel Regardie met with the Golden sunrise magician Aleister Crowley (October twelfth, 1875 - December 1st, 1947) in Paris in October of 1928 to develop into his own secretary and scholar (he additionally turned Crowley's exclusive Agent and a IX° Member of Crowley's O.T.O.). On October twenty eighth, 1930, Regardie took the Oath of the Probationer in Crowley's Order of the A.·. A.·., which was once Crowley's reformulated and complicated model of the approach of the Golden sunrise (Crowley even maintained the identify of the Golden sunrise for the Outer Order). Then in January of 1933, presently after severing with Crowley, Regardie, like his magical mentor, joined the Golden sunrise (or, extra adequately, an offshoot of the Order referred to as the Stella Matutina) at Hermes Temple in Bristol with the Neophyte motto Frater advert Majorem Adonai Gloriam. Regardie states in his e-book, the attention within the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley, that he retained this similar Neophyte Motto for his 5=6 Adept measure, the Adeptus Minor Grade. (Regardie resigned from Hermes Temple of the Stella Matutina on December fifth, 1934.) Regardie used to be an Adept who used to be dedicated to the nice paintings of protecting and perpetuating the lessons of either Aleister Crowley and the Golden sunrise approximately which he as soon as acknowledged: "They have left indelible marks on my lifestyles, and my occupation if i would like to exploit that time period, yet definitely on my own existence. nonetheless, i can't separate Crowley from The Golden sunrise, simply because Crowley was once The Golden sunrise and The Golden sunrise used to be Crowley." - From An Interview with Israel Regardie: His ultimate options and perspectives (Falcon Press, 1985).

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Download E-books A Sunlit Absence: Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation PDF

"The perform of contemplation is without doubt one of the nice religious arts," writes Martin Laird in A Sunlit Absence. "Not a method yet a ability, it harnesses the winds of grace that lead us out into the freeing sea of silence."
In this better half quantity to his bestselling Into the Silent Land, Laird specializes in a high quality usually ignored by means of books on Christian meditation: an unlimited and flowing spaciousness that embraces either silence and sound, and transcends all subject/object dualisms. Drawing at the knowledge of serious contemplatives from St. Augustine and St. Teresa of Avila to St. Hesychios, Simone Weil, etc, Laird exhibits how we will discover the deeper degrees of wisdom that leisure inside of us like buried treasure ready to be chanced on. the most important perception of the publication is that as our perform matures, so will our adventure of life's ordeals, sorrows, and joys extend into beneficiant, receptive adulthood. We discover ways to see no matter what problems we event in meditation--boredom, lethargy, vanity, melancholy, grief, anxiety--not as stumbling blocks to be triumph over yet as possibilities to perform quit to what's. With readability and style Laird indicates how we will be able to circulation clear of settling on with our turbulent, ever-changing recommendations and feelings to the cultivation of a "sunlit absence"--the luminous information within which God's presence can such a lot profoundly be felt.
Addressed to either newcomers and intermediates at the pathless course of nonetheless prayer, A Sunlit Absence bargains clever assistance at the specifics of contemplative perform in addition to an inspiring imaginative and prescient of the aim of such perform and the valuable position it will probably play in our religious lives.

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