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Transformations of Eros: From Platonic to Christian Eros (Used)

by Solovyov, Vladimir

Publisher: New Grail Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781596500013, 1596500018


Vladimir Solovyev was one of the great Russian philosophers and mystics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His work, as Janko Lavrin put it, “centered on the human religious longing as understood in its most profound and vital sense. Culture itself, that is, true culture as distinguished from a mechanical civilization, was in his opinion inseparable from religion. Regarding an organic relationship between God, Man, Society (collective humanity), and the World (nature) as essential for a complete life, Solovyev could not imagine any of these four elements being omitted without distorting the whole of existence. And the main cause of religious principle (God) has been, or is being, eliminated out of the consciousness of modern humanity. His own philosophic work thus became an endeavour to ‘bring all elements of human existence – individual and social – into the right relation with the ultimate principle of all life, and through and in it also to a harmonious relation with each other’. In such a harmony alone he saw a promise and a prospect of the highest realization of existence on earth, of the ‘integral fullness of life’.”

In this book, originally entitled Plato, Solovyev details how Plato's concept of eros is transcended and transformed by the Christian concept of spiritual eros. This is an important work for understanding both Solovyev's mysticism and the development of his mature philosophy and thought, since this work was written late in his life.

This book is now available, and includes a new essay by Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, an internationally known specialist in Russian religious philosophy.

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The House of Owls The House of Owls
Angell, Tony
Yale University Press

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The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes

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Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attemptedunt...

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Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

"Jailbreaking the Goddess is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality. . . . I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!" -- Starhawk

Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physic...

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The Blazing Dew of Stars The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
Fulgur Limited

London: Fulgur Limited, 2013. Limited to 1001 copies only. Square landscape folio. For those who have had the joy of handling and experiencing The Sacrificial Universe released last year, this new book will continue that fine tradition. The Blazing Dew of Stars is a complex mystical text which speaks with many voices to introduce the practice of Kabbalistic contemplative alchemy. The volume offers glimpses of a rare view of direct application and immersion into the Real, intertwini...

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