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Transformations of Eros: From Platonic to Christian Eros (Used)
by Solovyov, Vladimir
Publisher: New Grail Publishing
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.
The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.
The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press
Limited to 800 copies
The Arcanum of the 'fallen angel' Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning 'light bearer', Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment -- the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological concepti...
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.
About the book:
For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...
The Voynich Manuscript
Yale University Press
Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...More