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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
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
MYSTICISM AND ITS RESULTS By JOHN DELAFIELD
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This book discusses the spiritual secrecy, its use, in the development of true piety: its abuse, in asceticism, superstition, and overweening spiritual power resulting in crimes, and its related... More > mysteries and mysticism. The book examines the secrecy in prayers, meditations, spiritual rites, religions, fables, and superstitions with extensive historical research, such as the origin of mythology, the mysteries of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, etc.< Less
MYSTICISM AND ITS RESULTS By JOHN DELAFIELD
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This book discusses the spiritual secrecy, its use, in the development of true piety: its abuse, in asceticism, superstition, and overweening spiritual power resulting in crimes, and its related... More > mysteries and mysticism. The book examines the secrecy in prayers, meditations, spiritual rites, religions, fables, and superstitions with extensive historical research, such as the origin of mythology, the mysteries of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, etc.< Less
Science of One By Eric Arthur Ross
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The Oneness of the Universe through scientific and ancient principles. Through insomnia, long hours of meditation, asceticism, and learning Hebrew, philosophy, theology, psychology, hypnotism, and... More > theoretical physics- The Science of One shares the unbelievable and ground breaking results of this extensive research which will destroy everything you know about the world. It is a Framework which converges Science and Religion based on new theories and Scientific discovery.< 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