By Peter J. Columbus, Donadrian L. Rice
Considers the contributions and modern value of Alan Watts. Alan Watts—Here and Now explores the highbrow legacy and carrying on with relevance of a prolific author and speaker who was once a big impression on American tradition throughout the latter half the 20th century. A philosopher attuned to the religious malaise affecting the Western brain, Watts (1915–1973) supplied highbrow and religious possible choices that assisted in shaping the Beat tradition of the Nineteen Fifties and the counterculture of the Nineteen Sixties. popular for introducing Buddhist and Daoist spirituality to a large Western viewers, he additionally wrote on psychology, mysticism, and psychedelic event. Many idolized Watts as a guru-mystic, but he used to be additionally brushed aside as intellectually shallow and as a trifling popularizer of Asian religions (the “Norman Vincent Peale of Zen”). either serious and appreciative, this edited quantity locates Watts on the leading edge of significant paradigmatic shifts in Western highbrow lifestyles. participants discover how Watts’s paintings resonates in present-day scholarship on psychospiritual transformation, Buddhism and psychotherapy, Daoism within the West, phenomenology and hermeneutics, humanistic and transpersonal psychology, mysticism, and ecofeminism, between different parts. “Columbus and Rice have prepare a quantity that's good conceived, good written, good edited, and obtainable to undergraduates in addition to scholars.” — selection “Watts was once a stunningly awesome writer—far higher than virtually somebody writing then or now; he basically had grasped ‘the essence of Zen.’ each essay during this booklet throws new gentle at the relevance of his principles for this day, and those written by way of those people who are additionally old figures within the circles Watts moved in and wrote out of supply attention-grabbing old tidbits. I enthusiastically suggest this book.” — Jeffrey J. Kripal, writer of Esalen: the USA and the faith of No faith Peter J. Columbus is Administrator of the Shantigar starting place in Rowe, Massachusetts. Donadrian L. Rice is Professor of Psychology on the collage of West Georgia. also they are the coeditors of Psychology of the Martial Arts
By Frithjof Schuon
Those essays examines the non secular patrimony of humanity.
By Bert Thompson
Revelation designates the disclosing of evidence and truths through God, and has connection with the conversation of knowledge from God to guy. From a human viewpoint, revelation is either attainable and useful. it's attainable simply because God, being all-powerful, is kind of in a position to such conversation with mankind as His production. it is important simply because with out this type of revelation, it might be most unlikely for guy to appreciate the issues it truly is valuable that he recognize. wisdom of such vital issues because the lifestyles of God, man's divine beginning, his goal whereas right here in the world, and his everlasting future will be unavailable have been it now not for divine revelation. thankfully, God has supplied the sort of revelation in kinds: (1) common (or average) and; (2) certain (or supernatural) revelation.
General revelation involves guy via nature itself, because the apostle Paul defined in Romans 1:20-21 whilst he wrote that even God's "everlasting strength and divinity" will be noticeable "through the issues which are made." As notable as this normal revelation is, although, it truly is insufficient in and of itself to supply guy with the data he wishes on such subject matters as his separation from God brought on by own sin, the function of Christ because the Son of God in delivering a therapy for that sin/separation, and what guy needs to do to acceptable and practice that therapy. therefore, distinct revelation was once wanted. That revelation is on the market via God's notice, the Bible.
Because God is the writer of either revelations, the learn of nature (science) and Scripture (theology) is an interesting firm that offers wealthy rewards. The "Scripture and technological know-how" sequence is simply this type of learn. a few books will research biblical concerns, a few will research clinical issues, and a few will research either. New titles can be further usually. we are hoping you get pleasure from and cash in on each one.
By Aryel Sanat
By Stephen Phillips
For critical yoga practitioners curious to grasp the traditional origins of the paintings, Stephen Phillips, a qualified thinker and sanskritist with a long-standing own perform, lays out the philosophies of motion, wisdom, and devotion in addition to the tactics of meditation, reasoning, and self-analysis that shaped the root of yoga in historic and classical India and proceed to form it today.
In discussing yoga's primary commitments, Phillips explores conventional teachings of hatha yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, and tantra, and indicates how such middle thoughts as self-monitoring cognizance, karma, nonharmfulness ( ahimsa), reincarnation, and the powers of attention relate to trendy perform. He outlines values implicit in bhakti yoga and the tantric yoga of good looks and paintings and explains the occult psychologies of koshas, skandhas, and chakras. His ebook comprises unique translations from the early Upanishads, the...
By Young-Chan Ro
This ebook explores the philosophical and non secular dimensions of Korean Neo-Confuciansim as expounded via one of many optimal Korean Neo-Confucian thinkers, Yi Yulgok (1536-1584). Yulgok’s inventive interpretations reformulate a few primary problems with Confucian philosophy. This ebook explores the importance of the elemental assumption which underlies the full approach of Yulgok’s Confucian concept. That philosophical assumption is characterised through the writer as ’non-dualistic’ and ’anthropocosmic’. it's a specified element of Korean Neo-Confucianism which results in a brand new manner of knowing the Confucian global view and spirituality. This ’non-dualistic’ imaginative and prescient sheds a brand new and demanding mild at the dialectical framework of pondering at paintings in Western formulations of realizing the final word fact, nature, the universe, and individual. The ’anthropocosmic’ imaginative and prescient during this recognize will problem primary assumptions of Western theological formula and recommend a brand new knowing of human nature and the universe. A ’non-dualistic’ and ’anthropocosmic’ interpretation of Yulgok’s suggestion is a fruitful approach of coming near near the Korean state of mind and of coming to grips with one Neo-Confucian mode of accomplishing human self-understanding.
By J. Baird Callicott, Visit Amazon's James McRae Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, James McRae,
Seminal essays on environmental philosophy from Indian, chinese language, and eastern traditions of thought.
Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought offers a welcome sequel to the foundational quantity in Asian environmental ethics Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought. That quantity, edited via J. Baird Callicott and Roger T. Ames and released in 1989, inaugurated comparative environmental ethics, including Asian idea at the flora and fauna to the constructing box of environmental philosophy. This new publication, edited via Callicott and James McRae, comprises the superior articles in environmental philosophy from the point of view of Asian notion written extra lately, a few of which look in print for the 1st time.
best students draw from the Indian, chinese language, and eastern traditions of idea to supply a normative moral framework that may tackle the environmental demanding situations being confronted in the twenty-first century. Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, and Daoist ways are thought of in addition to these of Zen, jap Confucianism, and the modern philosophy of the Kyoto institution. An research of environmental philosophy in those Asian traditions not just demanding situations Western assumptions, but additionally presents an knowing of Asian philosophy, faith, and tradition that informs modern environmental legislations and coverage
By Edain McCoy
The tarot is a superb instrument for uncovering the development of your soul via its incarnations. This ebook is the 1st to supply particular spreads that solution the karmic questions that persist with you from one lifetime to a different. detect your karmic bonds, either optimistic and damaging, see how a present lifestyles courting has advanced from the earlier, and discover karmic offerings that might impact your destiny lives.
By Michael Stausberg, Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina, Anna Tessmann
This can be the 1st ever accomplished English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of many oldest dwelling religions * calmly divided into 5 thematic sections starting with an advent to Zoroaster/Zarathustra and concluding with the intersections of Zoroastrianism and different religions * displays the worldwide nature of Zoroastrian stories with contributions from 34 overseas professionals from 10 international locations * provides Zoroastrianism as a cluster of dynamic historic and contextualized phenomena, reflecting the present development to maneuver clear of textual essentialism within the research of faith
By Robert E. Allinson
This e-book deals a essentially new interpretation of the philosophy of the Chuang-Tzu. it's the first full-length paintings of its variety which argues deep point cognitive constitution exists underneath an another way random number of literary anecdotes, cryptic sayings, and darkish allusions. the writer conscientiously analyzes myths, legends, massive characters, paradoxes, parables and linguistic puzzles as strategically positioned recommendations for systematically tapping and channeling the non secular dimensions of the brain.
Allinson takes factor with commentators who've handled the Chuang-Tzu as a minor foray into relativism. bankruptcy titles are re-translated, textual fragments are relocated, and inauthentic, outer miscellaneous chapters are rigorously separated from the transformatory message of the actual, internal chapters. all the internal chapters is proven to be a construction block to the following so they can simply be understood as forming a developmental series. in any case, the reader is gifted with a transparent, constant and coherent view of the Chuang-Tzu that's extra in accord with its stature as an immense philosophical paintings.