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Mystical Asceticism : A Theosophical Christian Yogic Perspective By Anonymous
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A lengthy essay exploring both Hindu and Christian mysticism. Of interest also to anyone studying yoga or Kabbalah. Includes: Yoga of India ; Scale of Christian Perfection ; Three Ascetic Rules ;... More > The Spiritual Director ; Retirement ; Psychic Confusions ; Prayer ; Meditation ; Methodized Meditations ; Concentration ; Entrance into Silence ; Concentration Exercises ; Contemplation ; Mystical Death ; Union ; Mystical Steps Synthesized< Less
The Paragon of Virginity By Alexis Tancibok
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Asceticism was all the rage in the third and fourth centuries. By the end of the fourth Mary had become the image of female asceticism - but how? Through the writings of Origen and Athanasius, we... More > trace Mary's story from a young virgin to the paragon of virginity.< Less
The Paragon of Virginity By Alexis Tancibok
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Asceticism was all the rage in the third and fourth centuries. By the end of the fourth Mary had become the image of female asceticism - but how? Through the writings of Origen and Athanasius, we... More > trace Mary's story from a young virgin to the paragon of virginity.< Less
On the Incarnation of the Lord, Against Nestorius By John Cassian
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[Hardcover] Near the end of his writing career, Cassian the monk was commissioned by the future Pope Leo the Great to reply to the Christological positions of Nestorius. Nestorius saw in Christ two... More > subjects, that of the Word and that of the man Jesus. Cassian’s foray into ecclesiastical controversy, a cannonade of arguments from the Scriptures and the early Fathers, offers a blusteringly-effective representation of the general Christological views of East and West. Unsurprisingly, for one such as Cassian who was so concerned with the heights of Christian sanctity, it places special emphasis on the distinction between Christ’s divinity and the indwelling of the Word in the saints—for the full divinity of Christ is what indeed makes it possible for Christ to be said to dwell within those saints who tread the heights of union with God. What he lacks in the precision of an Athanasius or a Maximus the Confessor, Cassian more than makes up for in the passion of his argumentation.< Less
The Catholic Hodge Podge: Or Will the Real Gospel Please Stand Up? By Douglas P. Michaud
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Author Douglas P Michaud, Ph.D.C., argues convincingly that for many today Christian Faith is becoming a surface experience, a hollow and synthetic shell, because we lack the vital encounter with... More > God’s Love that is possible only through a personal commitment and relationship with Jesus Christ. Without this personal and intimate relationship, without a genuine sense of fusion with Christ’s transforming Presence, the presentation of Christianity is stripped of its essential meaning and robbed of its pivotal force. The heart and soul of humanity are left empty without the central experience promised by the Gospel, the real goal of the Gospel: that through the Word of God we can be passionately imbued with the Spirit and Power and Love of the Risen Christ. This accomplished, “It is no longer I who live, but Jesus Christ Who lives in me…”< Less
Siddhartha By Hermann Hesse
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The story begins as Siddhartha, the son of a Brahmin, leaves his home to join the ascetics with his companion Govinda. The two set out in the search of enlightenment. Siddhartha goes from asceticism,... More > to a very worldly life as a trader with a lover, and back to asceticism as he attempts to achieve this goal. The story takes place in ancient India around the time of Gotama Buddha.< Less
Coptic Martyrdoms By Wallis Budge
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This volume contains the Coptic texts, with translations, of an interesting and important series of ten Martyrdoms, Lives of great Ascetics, Discourses on Asceticism, and the History of Abbaton, the... More > Angel of Death. All of them are dated and are written in the dialect of Upper Egypt, and were published in this volume by E.A. Wallis Budge for the first time.< Less
Ramadan Sonnets / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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RAMADAN SONNETS, not always a spiritual meditation, nor often even what should be felt and achieved in the fast (the poems are striving for some reality of feeling and experience), these poems are an... More > imaginatively inspired record of the month, its small epiphanies and grim endurances, heading out from its physical constraints to contemplate a vast panorama, or focusing in on particulars, those embryos of explosive meaning, to evoke the blessed month of Ramadan's intertwining flavors of asceticism and sensual gratitude, its palatable and palpable Light.< Less
Ramadan Sonnets / Poems By Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
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RAMADAN SONNETS, not always a spiritual meditation, nor often even what should be felt and achieved in the fast (the poems are striving for some reality of feeling and experience), these poems are an... More > imaginatively inspired record of the month, its small epiphanies and grim endurances, heading out from its physical constraints to contemplate a vast panorama, or focusing in on particulars, those embryos of explosive meaning, to evoke the blessed month of Ramadan's intertwining flavors of asceticism and sensual gratitude, its palatable and palpable Light.< Less
Baby Name For Buddhist By Shushmul Maheshwari
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The word Jainism is derived from a Sanskrit word “jina” which means the conqueror. Mahavira or “the great hero” is the founder of Jainism. Mahavira is believed to be the most... More > recent mentor out of the 24 who owe the credit of bringing Jainism to the world. The Tirthankaras or teachers told people to abandon the world by practicing strict religious asceticism. This book presents a list of traditional and meaningful names for Jains. The names are displayed in an alphabetical order along with their religious meaning, so that you can choose a nice and suitable name for you baby.< Less