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Sufism

Author : Jean-Louis Michon
ISBN : 9780941532754
Genre : Religion
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For hundreds of years, the inner spiritual core of Islam has been the focus of Sufi thinkers. These essays allow the reader to understand the wisdom and history of Sufism.

The Philosophy Of Ecstasy

Author : Leonard Lewisohn
ISBN : 9781936597420
Genre : Religion
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Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73), founder of the Mevlevi Sufi order of “Whirling Dervishes,” is the best-selling poet in America today. The wide-ranging appeal of his work is such that UNESCO declared 2007 to be “International Rumi Year.” However, his writings represent much more than love poetry. Rumi was one of the preeminent thinkers of Sufism, the esoteric form of Islam. In this groundbreaking collection of 13 essays on Rumi, many of the world’s leading authorities in the field of Islamic Studies and Persian Literature discuss the major religious themes in his poetry and teachings. In addition to discussing the ideas of love, ecstasy, and music in Rumi’s Sufi poetry, the essays offer new historical and theological perspectives on his work. The immortality of the soul, freewill, the nature of punishment and reward, and the relationship of Islam to Christianity are all covered, in order to bring Rumi’s poetry properly into the context of the Sufi tradition to which he belonged.

The Perennial Philosophy

Author : Aldous Huxley
ISBN : 9780061893315
Genre : Philosophy
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An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the "divine reality" common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley "The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions." With great wit and stunning intellect—drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

Outline Of Sufism

Author : William Stoddart
ISBN : 9781936597024
Genre : Religion
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Followed by many millions of Muslims throughout the world, Sufism is the heart of Islamic spirituality. However, not only is there still in the West a widespread ignorance of Islam and Sufism, there is also, thanks to the “Islamic” terrorists, a widespread hostility. This book offers a succinct, yet comprehensive overview of Sufism's fundamental doctrines and spiritual practices. Stoddart highlights Sufism's intricate symbolism and explains the central role of the invocation of the Name of God in Sufi spiritual practice. An appendix includes central Koranic, Prophetic, and traditional Sufi sayings.

The Essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Author : Seyyed Hossein Nasr
ISBN : 9781933316383
Genre : Religion
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This anthology of Seyyed Hossein Nasr's most representative essays, edited by William C. Chittick, distills the essence of this leading scholar's thoughts on the subjects of Islam, Sufism, Tradition, and the Environmental Crisis.

Psychology And The Perennial Philosophy

Author : Samuel Bendeck Sotillos
ISBN : 9781936597208
Genre : Psychology
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Modern psychology is at an impasse as it searches anxiously for new therapies to address the increasing occurrence of mental illness in contemporary society. In this groundbreaking anthology, leading authors from the perennialist school, including Huston Smith, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, and Frithjof Schuon, draw on the age-old insights of the world's wisdom traditions to argue that modern psychology—behaviorism, psychoanalysis, humanistic and transpersonal psychology—overlooks the specifically spiritual factors contributing to mental health and illness.

A Treasury Of Sufi Wisdom

Author : Peter Samsel
ISBN : 1936597462
Genre : Religion
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Far from the negative portrayal of Islam in the news headlines lies the spiritual path of Sufism. At the very heart of Islam, Sufism focuses on returning humanity to unity with God, and is rooted in the ideas of peace, love, beauty, and wisdom. These selections of nearly 400 short sayings from over 100 great Sufi masters covers the entire 1,400 years of the Sufi tradition, and will help illuminate the spiritual traveler s return to God."

Frithjof Schuon And The Perennial Philosophy

Author : Harry Oldmeadow
ISBN : 9781935493099
Genre : Philosophy
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This introduction to the writings of Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), the pre-eminent spokesman of the Perennialist or Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought, is the first book to present a comprehensive study of his intellectual and spiritual message. In addition to a clear explanation of Schuon's message of metaphysics and the great religions, Oldmeadow includes an overview of Schuon's paintings and poetry, and insights on prayer and virtue in the spiritual life.

Frithjof Schuon And The Perennial Philosophy

Author : Harry Oldmeadow
ISBN : 9781935493099
Genre : Philosophy
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This introduction to the writings of Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), the pre-eminent spokesman of the Perennialist or Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought, is the first book to present a comprehensive study of his intellectual and spiritual message. In addition to a clear explanation of Schuon's message of metaphysics and the great religions, Oldmeadow includes an overview of Schuon's paintings and poetry, and insights on prayer and virtue in the spiritual life.

What It All Means

Author : Salah
ISBN : 9781452539829
Genre : Religion
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What It All Means is a fresh formulation of the perennial philosophy addressed to the serious spiritual seeker in the twenty-first century. Author Salah weaves together Eastern and Western wisdom traditions, personal mystical experiences, and modern scientific discoveries to produce a portrait of the universe that is completely different from how it appears to our senses. In What It All Means, you will discover that the universe is ultimately spiritual, not material, and that it is alive, self-aware, and infinitely intelligent. More dramatically, you will see that your human life is similar to an illusion, a dream, or an image in a mirror—that your true nature is one with the Source of the universe and is therefore eternal, formless, pure awareness, untouched by the limitations of the material world. What It All Means is a book that just may change your life—undoubtedly for the better. Open it anywhere and read a couple of pages. You won’t be disappointed.

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