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Mysticism

Dancing With God Through The Storm

Dancing With God Through The Storm

Mysticism And Mental Illness - Php 344

BY JENNIFER ELAM
Elam explores the connection of mysticism to mental illness in this moving essay. Included are the stories of many Friends describing their experience of mysticism, as well as reproductions of the authors' paintings. NOTE She also has a book with exactly the same title published in 2002-see separate listing.

Pendle Hill Pamphlet 1999 48 PP. Paper

$6.50 (in stock)

Dark Night Journey

Dark Night Journey

Inward Re-patterning Toward A Life Centered In God

BY SANDRA CRONK
The dark night aptly describes the situation of those who have had a growing sense of God's presence, direction, and consolation and are suddenly bereft of that experience. Aridity, meaninglessness, loss, and pain are hardly the milestones expected on a journey toward God. The author brings a unique perspective to her interpretation of this powerful pathway, and offers sensitive guidance to dark night travelers and those who seek to understand and nurture them.

Pendle Hill 2001 179 PP. Paper

$12.50 (in stock)

Discovering God As Companion

Discovering God As Companion

Real Life Stories From What Canst Thou Say?

EDITED BY MARIELLEN GILPIN
The nearly eighty articles are culled from a quarterly newsletter begun in 1994 that gathers the mystical and contemplative experiences of Quakers. The book is broken into thematic sections: `God Breaking In,' `God in Nature,' `God in Times of Pain and Despair,' `Living Faithfully,' and `In Celebration.' Contributors include Brad Sheeks, Pat McBee, Marcelle Martin, Stephen Angell, Thomas Kelly, Mary Waddington, Bill Taber, and many others. "This book witnesses to the action of God in the lives of Friends today, and their response to it. Mysticism at work." - Fran Taber

AuthorHouse 2007 160 PP. Paper

$16.95 (in stock)

Experiencing God

Experiencing God

Three Spiritual Practices

BY ARTHUR LARRABEE
This essay presents the practices of dissolving attachments, dying into fear, and embracing paradox as powerful ways to God.

Larrabee 1998 28 PP. Paper

$5.00 (in stock)

Flavor Of Man

Flavor Of Man

William Penn Lecture

TOOMER, JEAN

1979 Paper

$2.00 (in stock)

Genius Of The Transcendent

Genius Of The Transcendent

Mystical Writings Of Jakob Boehme

TRANSLATED BY MICHAEL BIRKEL AND JEFF BACH
Quaker scholar Michael Birkel turns his attention to Jakob Boehme (1575-1624) a mystic, like Meister Eckhart, who pushed language to its limits to describe an experience that happens above and beyond rational thought. George Fox read him and his influence is to be seen in many of the early Quakers, and in modern Frthe German Romantics, Pietism, various American utopian experiments, and in the European mystics who came after him. The great scholar of mysticism Evelyn Underhill called him "one of the most astonishing cases in history of a natural genius for the transcendent." This is a translation to modern English with an excellent introduction from the translators.

Shambala 2010 240 PP. Paper

$17.95 (in stock)

A Guide To True Peace

A Guide To True Peace

Or A Method Of Attaining To Inward And Spiritual Prayer

BY FRANCOIS FENELON, MADAME JEANNE GUYON, MIGUEL DE MOLINOS
This devotional classic was originally produced with the intention of nourishing the spiritual life of believers at the dawn of the Industrial Age. There was a need for a practical guide on what it means to abide in Christ, to live with an active knowledge of the presence of God. Over 180 years later, this book is still entirely relevant. "A Guide to True Peace" is based largely upon the works of Miguel de Molinos, Madame Guyon, and Francois Fenelon, three leading figures in the 17th century European spiritual movement known as "Quietism." They acquired this label through the teaching that God is known through the prayer of inward silence. Pocket sized 4" X 6".

Searchlight Ministries 84 PP. Paper

$3.00 (in stock)

Jacob Boehme

Jacob Boehme

Insights Into The Challenge Of Evil - Php 351

BY ANN LIEM
This author sees Boehme as a Christian esoteric (like George Fox) and as a forerunner of Quakerism. Jacob Boehme was born to Lutheran peasants in 1575 in Bohemia. Preface by historian Larry Ingle

Pendle Hill Pamphlet 2000 34 PP. Paper

$6.50 (in stock)

Letters To A Young Mystic

Letters To A Young Mystic

With Responses From Sam

BY JUDITH LUMB
When one feels led by the Spirit to a particular action, as I do in writing this, one cannot take credit for the product. I feel less invested in getting recognition than I did in the past, though I cannot say it is completely gone. Humility is a difficult thing to achieve. Striving for it is not a humble act. I have to keep reminding myself of the process by which it came. I had a different plan for today. I thought I was through with these letters. But as I was waking up this morning, this piece was forming in my head.

Producciones de la Hamaca 1996 70 PP. Paper

$5.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart

The Essential Writings

BY MEISTER ECKHART
Meister Eckhart (1260-1328) was a German theologian, philosopher, professor, and mystic. In his distinguished career, he became a professor of theology at the University of Paris and took a leading pastoral and organizational role in the Dominican Order. Later in his life he was brought before the local Franciscan-led Inquisition and was tried as a heretic. In response Eckhart produced "The Defense" in which he famously defended his writings and refuted their heretical intent. This book collects his most important writings, including his many sermons, as well as his historic response to accusations of heresy.

Harper 1957 368 PP. Paper

$5.50 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Naked Now

Naked Now

Learning To See As The Mystics See

BY RICHARD ROHR
Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the great Christian contemplatives, this book seeks to reveal how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost and how to read them with the eyes of the mystics rather than interpreting them through rational thought. Filled with sayings, stories, quotations, and appeals to the heart, specific methods for identifying dualistic thinking are presented with simple practices for stripping away ego and the fear of dwelling in the present.

Crossroads 2009 187 PP. Paper

$19.95 (in stock)

Quaker Views On Mysticism

Quaker Views On Mysticism

Php 375

BY MARGERY POST ABBOTT
This pamphlet grew from the author's search for ways to interpret and respond to the joyful, but none-the-less, life shattering, mystical experiences that have transformed her life. She considers how Friends today recognize and respond to the guidance of the Inward Light of Christ and describes varying Quaker views on mysticism and the mystical. She touches upon the need to continually test leadings in the silence of Quaker worship and in the arms of Quaker community.

Pendle Hill Pamphlet 2004 35 PP. Paper

$6.50 (in stock)

Rhythms Of The Inner Life

Rhythms Of The Inner Life

Yearning For Closeness With God

BY HOWARD MACY

1999 176 PP. Paper

$8.99 (in stock)

The Sayings Of The Desert Fathers

The Sayings Of The Desert Fathers

TRANSLATED BY BENEDICTA WARD
This book is a classic of Christian mysticism-the collected words of the 4th century ascetic monks who fled to the desert to discover closeness with God.

Cistercian 1984 269 PP. Paper

$12.95 (in stock)

The Silent Cry

The Silent Cry

Mysticism And Resistance

BY DOROTHEE SOELLE, TRANSLATED BY BARBARA & MARTIN RUMSCHEIDT
This major work from one of the world's best known and most widely read theologians explores the religious impulse of mysticism, the "silent cry" at the heart of all the world's religions. Soelle believes that the longing for God has never been more important than in this age of materialism and fundamentalism. The book is written in three parts: "What is Mysticism?," "Places of Mystical Experience," and "Mysticism is Resistance." Soelle references Quakers, Woolman and Fell in her exploration of a mysticism accessible to all.

Fortress Press 2001 326 PP. Paper

$24.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Sum

Sum

Forty Tales From The Afterlives

BY DAVID EAGLEMAN
At once funny, wistful and unsettling, Sum is a dazzling exploration of unexpected afterlives - each presented as a vignette that offers a stunning lens through which to see ourselves in the here and now. In one afterlife, you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence. In another version, you work as a background character in other people's dreams. Or you may find that God is a married couple, or that the universe is running backward. With a probing imagination and deep understanding of the human condition, acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman offers wonderfully imagined tales that shine a brilliant light on the here and now.

Vintage Books 2008 110 PP. Paper

$13.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Trustworthiness Of Religious Experience

Trustworthiness Of Religious Experience

BY ELTON TRUEBLOOD
"For early Christians . . . faith in God was a matter of acquaintance rather than speculation," writes D. Elton Trueblood. With logical argument, the author defends the experience of God as reported through the ages and invites us to know God ourselves.

Friends United Press 1993 93 PP. Paper

$6.00 (in stock)

Way Of Man

Way Of Man

BUBER, MARTIN
Martin Buber was one of the most significant religious thinkers of the twentieth century. In this short and remarkable book he presents the essential teachings of Hasidism, the mystical Jewish movement which swept through Eastern Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Told through stories of imagination and spirit, together with Buber's own unique insights, The Way of Man offers us a way of understanding ourselves and our place in a spiritual world.

Citadel Press 1966 48 PP. Paper

$12.95 (out of stock but can be backordered)

Way Out Is The Way In (66)

Way Out Is The Way In (66)

D PARKER-RHODES
Old British paperback. A well known Friend who moved from New age thought to Quakerism as she experienced cancer. Looked tatty new and it still does.

QHS 1985 180 PP. Paper

$3.50 USED - availability checked Jul 24th 10:09am EDT

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