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Rending The Veil

Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)
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ISBN: 9780934252461
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A rare gift for Rumi lovers, combining exquisitely rendered Persian calligraphy, groundbreaking transliteration, 'word-by-word' literal translations, and faithful poetic translations of 252 quatrains (most previously untranslated). Finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award.

Comparative Mysticism

Author: Steven T. Katz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195143795
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This collection of primary texts introduces readers to the mystical literature of the world's great religious traditions. Beginning with an introduction by Steven T. Katz, a leading scholar of mysticism, the anthology comprises poetry, prayer, narrative, and other writings from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Confucianist, and Native American traditions. This collection provides readers not only with the primary mystical texts from each religious tradition, but with an explanation of the context of the source and tradition. Comparative Mysticism shows how the great mystical traditions of the world are deeply rooted in the religious traditions from which they originated. The contextual methodological approach taken throughout the anthology also addresses the critical question of what these mystical traditions, at their highest level, have in common. Despite the prevailing view that mystical traditions throughout the world are essentially similar, the presentation of the sources in this volume suggests that, in fact, the various traditions have distinct teachings and different metaphysical goals. The writings collected in Comparative Mysticism address the most fundamental and important methodological, epistemological, and hermeneutical questions regarding the study and interpretation of mysticism and mystical sources across cultures. This anthology will be an invaluable resource to students and scholars of mystic tradition for years to come.

Cytherica

Author: Josef Chytry
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820474168
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"Cytherica" boldly introduces a new faculty of thought called cytherics to contemporary academic discursivities. It defines cytherics as the sighting and siting of an aesthetic-erotic, or -aphrodisian-, environment. Building on the furthest extensions of aesthetics since the eighteenth century, cytherics develops both the aesthetic-political and aesthetic-erotic dimensions of the aesthetic tradition to formulate exciting new responses to the pressing issues of contemporary societies. While drawing richly on the background of German and European Hellenism, this book provides valuable new insights for those working in the areas of the aesthetic-political, critical theory, postmodernist discursivities, and dialectical speculation."

The Rumi Collection

Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590302516
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Rumi's poems are beloved for their touching perceptions of humanity and the Divine. Here is a rich introduction to the work of the great mystical poet, featuring leading literary translations of his verse. Translators include Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Andrew Harvey, Kabir Helminski, Camille Helminski, Daniel Liebert, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. To display the major themes of Rumi's work, each of the eighteen chapters in this anthology are arranged topically, such as "The Inner Work," "The Ego Animal," "Passion for God," "Praise," and "Purity." Also contained here is a biography of Rumi by Andrew Harvey, as well as an introductory essay by Kabir Helminski on the art of translating Rumi's work into English.

Rumi

Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)
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ISBN: 9789693515862
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The Mirror Of The Sky

Author: Deben Bhattacharya
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ISBN: 9780934252898
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Throughout their 600-year history the Bauls of Bengal, India have kept no official scriptures. Their esoteric spiritual teachings on the use of breath, sex and devotion are encoded in the words of their songs/poems. This is a translation of 204 songs, including an extensive introduction to the history and faith of the Bauls, and the composition of their music. Includes a CD of authentic Baul artists, recorded over the last forty years -- an exquisite presentation of a rarely documented genre.

Women Called To The Path Of Rumi

Author: Shakina Reinhertz
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This is the first English-language book to share the experience of Turning by women practitioners of the Mevlevi Order of Whirling Dervishes. The beauty and mystery of the Whirling Dervishes have captured the mythic imagination of the Western world for centuries. Rumi, the great Sufi saint of 13th-century Turkey, taught both male and female students this whirling dance, but in the centuries after his death women were excluded from participation. Not until the late 1970s, when Shaikh Suleyman Dede brought the Turn ritual to North America, was this practice again opened to women. This book outlines the history of the women who have followed this way since Rumi's time. The heart of the book is the personal experience of contemporary women -- interviews with over two dozen American initiates (from adolescents to wise elders), many of whom have practised on this path for twenty years or more.