Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogen's Shobogenzo by Shohaku Okumura,Taigen Dan Leighton

By Shohaku Okumura,Taigen Dan Leighton

Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen grasp who based the japanese Soto institution of Zen, is well known as one the world's such a lot striking non secular geniuses. His works are either richly poetic and deeply insightful and philosophical, pointing to the never-ending depths of Zen exploration. And nearly accurately due to those evidence, Dogen is usually tough for readers to appreciate and completely appreciate.

Realizing Genjokoan is a entire advent to the lessons and process of this nice philosopher, taking us on an intensive guided travel of an important essay-Genjokoan-in Dogen's seminal paintings, the Shobogenzo. certainly, the Genjokoan is thought of as the top of Dogen's writings, encompassing and encapsulating the essence of all of the remainder of his work.

Our travel advisor for this trip is Shohaku Okumura, a well known instructor in his personal correct, who has committed his lifestyles to translating and educating Dogen.

This quantity additionally contains an advent to Dogen's existence from Hee-Jin Kim's vintage, Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist, with up to date annotations by way of Okumura.

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Prophecy, Alchemy, and the End of Time: John of Rupecissa in by Leah DeVun

By Leah DeVun

In the center of the fourteenth century, the Franciscan friar John of Rupescissa despatched a dramatic caution to his fans: the final days have been coming; the apocalypse used to be close to. Deemed insane by way of the Christian church, Rupescissa had spent greater than a decade constrained to prisons?in one case wrapped in chains and locked below a staircase?yet in poor health remedy couldn't silence the friar's apocalyptic message.

Religious figures who preached the tip instances have been hardly ever infrequent within the past due heart a long time, yet Rupescissa's teachings have been precise. He claimed that wisdom of the wildlife, and alchemy particularly, may possibly act as a safeguard opposed to the plagues and wars of the final days. His melding of apocalyptic prophecy and quasi-scientific inquiry gave upward thrust to a brand new style of alchemical writing and a unique cosmology of heaven and earth. most crucial, the friar's examine represented a outstanding convergence among technology and religion.

In order to appreciate medical wisdom this present day, Leah DeVun asks that we revisit Rupescissa's lifestyles and the serious occasions of his age?the Black demise, the Hundred Years' conflict, the Avignon Papacy?through his eyes. Rupescissa taken care of alchemy as drugs (his paintings was once the conceptual forerunner of pharmacology) and represented the rising applied sciences and perspectives that sought to wrestle famine, plague, non secular persecution, and conflict. The advances he pioneered, besides the fascinating strides made via his contemporaries, shed severe mild on later advancements in drugs, pharmacology, and chemistry.

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The Psychology of the Mystics (Dover Books on Western by Joseph Maréchal,Algar Thorold

By Joseph Maréchal,Algar Thorold

An early and influential quantity one of the 20th-century reports of mystic psychology, this landmark survey starts off with an exam of empirical technological know-how and non secular psychology. It discusses the feeling of presence in mystics and non-mystics, detailed positive factors of Christian mysticism, and criticisms of the legitimacy of the mystic experience.

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Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Mystical Perspectives on the by S. Hidden

By S. Hidden

a set of essays within which the chances of a deeper discussion, through the contemplative traditions of the Abrahamic Faiths is explored. The ebook expounds an ageless, profound technique of overcoming spiritual hatred and violence and awakening the wonderful thing about harmony in diversity.

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The Gateless Gate: The Classic Book of Zen Koans by Koun Yamada,Ruben L. F. Habito

By Koun Yamada,Ruben L. F. Habito

In The Gateless Gate, one in all glossy Zen Buddhism's uniquely influential masters deals vintage commentaries at the Mumonkan, certainly one of Zen's maximum collections of educating tales. This translation used to be compiled with the Western reader in brain, and comprises Koan Yamada's transparent and penetrating reviews on every one case. Yamada performed a seminal position in bringing Zen Buddhism to the West from Japan, occurring to be the pinnacle of the Sanbo Kyodan Zen Community.

The Gateless Gate will be worthwhile if just for the interpretation and statement on my own, but it really is loaded with additional fabric and is a phenomenal source to maintain shut by:

  • An in-depth creation to the historical past of Zen Practice
  • Lineage charts
  • Japanese-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-Japanese conversion charts for private names, position names, and names of writings
  • Plus entrance- and back-matter from historical and sleek figures: Mumon, Shuan, Kubota Ji'un, Taizan Maezumi, Hugo Enomiya-Lasalle, and Yamada Roshi's son, Masamichi Yamada.

A extraordinary notion for the koan practitioner, and for people with a normal curiosity in Zen Buddhism.

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Rewriting Magic: An Exegesis of the Visionary Autobiography by Claire Fanger

By Claire Fanger

In Rewriting Magic, Claire Fanger explores a fourteenth-century textual content known as The vegetation of Heavenly Teaching. Written by way of a Benedictine monk named John of Morigny, the paintings all yet disappeared from the ancient list, and it is just now coming to mild back in a number of models and copies. whereas John’s publication principally contains a longer set of prayers for gaining wisdom, The flora of Heavenly Teaching is rare between prayer books of its time since it features a visionary autobiography with intimate information regarding the book’s suggestion and composition. during the window of this checklist, we witness how John reconstructs and reconsecrates a condemned liturgy for wisdom acquisition: the ars notoria of Solomon. John’s paintings was once the topic of extreme feedback and public scandal, and his publication used to be burned as heretical in 1323. The trauma of those reports left its imprint at the booklet, yet in unforeseen and occasionally baffling methods. Fanger decodes this imprint at the same time she relays the narrative of ways she realized to appreciate it. In enticing prose, she explores the dual techniques of data acquisition in John’s visionary autobiography and her personal paintings of discovery as she reconstructed the heritage to his outstanding publication. Fanger’s method of her topic exemplifies leading edge ancient inquiry, learn, and technique. half theology, half ancient anthropology, half biblio-memoir, Rewriting Magic relates a narrative that may have deep implications for the learn of medieval existence, monasticism, prayer, magic, and religion.

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The 30 Trials of Ix and the Angels by Mark Durant

By Mark Durant

The 30 Trials of Ix and the Angels follows Ix Pantheos from his awakening in a ruined fort via his travels to the moon, the sunlight, and past, carried alongside via the songs of thirty angels as they start up him into the mysteries of cognizance and the character of life. the reply possible chanced on and the adventure it seems that nearing its finish, Ix then reveals that he needs to endure the destruction of his former self, and face a brand new fight to carry onto all that was once printed to him.

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Crusade Against the Grail: The Struggle between the Cathars, by Otto Rahn

By Otto Rahn

the 1st English translation of the booklet that unearths the Cathar stronghold at Montségur to be the repository of the Holy Grail

• provides the background of the Papal persecution of the Cathars that lies hidden within the medieval epic Parzival and within the poetry of the troubadours

• presents new insights into the lifestyles and dying of this talented and arguable writer

Crusade opposed to the Grail is the bold ebook that popularized the legend of the Cathars and the Holy Grail. the 1st version seemed in Germany in 1933 and drew upon Rahn’s account of his explorations of the Pyrenean caves the place the heretical Cathar sect sought shelter throughout the thirteenth century. through the years the publication has been translated into many languages and exerted a wide impression on such authors as Trevor Ravenscroft and Jean-Michel Angebert, however it hasn't ever seemed in English earlier.

Much as German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann used Homer’s Iliad to find old Troy, Rahn believed that Wolfram von Eschenbach’s medieval epic Parzival held the keys to the mysteries of the Cathars and the key place of the Holy Grail. Rahn observed Parzival now not as a piece of fiction, yet as a old account of the Cathars and the Knights Templar and their guardianship of the Grail, a “stone from the stars.” The campaign that the Vatican led opposed to the Cathars turned a struggle pitting Roma (Rome) opposed to Amor (love), within which the Church triumphed with flame and sword over the natural religion of the Cathars.

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La vera saggezza (I Lemuri Vol. 930) (Italian Edition) by Osho,Swami Anand Videha,Prabodhi Donatella Levi

By Osho,Swami Anand Videha,Prabodhi Donatella Levi

Osho ci accompagna nell’incredibile mondo dei chassidim: il movimento che nacque e si diffuse nel XVIII e nel XIX secolo nell’Europa Orientale, come un vento mistico al quale il più comune degli uomini si poteva avvicinare, sicuro di trovare una fiamma di vita in grado di dare un senso reale alla vita. Lo spirito del nostro pace rende attuale quel messaggio, trasmesso da Osho nella sua purezza.

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