The Mystic Quest

It is this , and this only , which is the object of that Mystic Quest , recorded in language more or less comprehensible in all ages ; sometimes embodied in an extravagant religious idea , and often finding expression in individual ...

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Author: William Kingsland

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590564191

Category: Reincarnation

Page: 215

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The Mystic Quest

An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism David S. Ariel ... This is the type of mysticism described in the chapter on the soul. The Baal Shem Tov also claimed ... The mystic quest has permeated Judaism deeply, yet knowledge of these-elements.

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Author: David S. Ariel

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461631644

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The Mystic Quest explains the major ideas and concepts of Jewish mystical thought in a way that the general reader can clearly understand. Drawing upon his own extensive research as well as on the growing body of scholarly material on the subject, Dr. David Ariel, president of the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies, presents the extremely difficult and complex elements of Jewish mysticism in language that makes it accessible to the layperson. Jewish mysticism is as old as the Bible itself. It is a rich and subtle web of secret teachings and practices that has been part of Judaism since antiquity and has sought to keep the original spark of religious experience alive through the centuries. It is the relatively unknown, esoteric dimension of Judaism that has nourished a deep spiritual power within a tradition of law, ritual, and observance. A central element in Judaism, the "mystic quest" has shaped both Judaism and Jews throughout history, generating the kabbalistic tradition and Hasidism, which continue to thrive today, As Ariel says, "This book is concerned primarily with the development and meaning of the Kabbalah, the principal tradition of mystical Jewish thought." The Mystic Quest begins with an examination of the variety of phenomena known in different cultures as "mysticism." Ariel then located the Jewish mystical tradition within the context of Jewish history and traces its evolution throughout the ages. Jewish mystical theories about the hidden and revealed God, the feminine aspects of divinity, the mystical Torah, and the concepts of the soul and human destiny are then explored in detail. Finally, the author considers Hasidism and modern Jewish mystical thought, discussing the role of mysticism in contemporary Judaism. In language accessible to the beginner, yet sophisticated enough to captivate the advanced student, The Mystic Quest fills an important gap in our knowledge of mysticism by bringing a comprehensive and fresh understanding of the subject to a new generation of

The Mystic Quest

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Author: William Kingsland

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN3GCD

Category: Reincarnation

Page: 232

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Sufi

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Author: Laleh Bakhtiar

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:488884565

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Page: 119

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Mystic or Sorcerer

Universal meanings may be taken by the mystic however, only when there has been a phenomenal image, an imprint upon the soul. Laleh Bakhtiar; Sufi: Expressions of the Mystic Quest. (Thames and Hudson, London, 1976), 33.

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Author: sheik yusuf shahab el din Hofler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329882331

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The Complete Christian Mystic A Practical Step By Step Guide for Awakening to the Presence of God

These three groups of mystics, then, stand for three kinds of temperament; and we may fairly take as their characteristic forms of symbolic expression the Mystic Quest, the Marriage of the Soul, and the “Great Work” of the Spiritual ...

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Author: Evelyn Underhill

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365993916

Category: Religion

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Regarded by many as the 20th Century's finest practitioner and ablest teacher of Traditional Christian Mysticism, Evelyn Underwood draws from the lives and writings of such beloved Catholic Saints as St. Teresa, St. Augustine, St. Catherine of Siena, St. John of the Cross, St. Hildegarde of Bingen, St. Mechtild, St. Bernard, and dozens more, as well as from the works of Protestant giants like Jacob Boehme, and George Fox, founder of the Quakers, to demonstrate that "The spiritual life is not a special career involving abstraction from the world of things. It is a part of every man's life, and until he has realized it he is not a complete human being, has not entered into possession of all his powers. It is therefore the function of a practical mysticism to increase, not diminish, the total efficiency, the wisdom and steadfastness, of those who try to practice it..." At more than 600 pages, THE COMPLETE CHRISTIAN MYSTIC is the ultimate single-volume "Masters Class" on the mystical life.

MYSTIC QUEST

A personal collection of poems of a spiritual, philosophical and mystical nature written in a comprehensible style; mainly inspired by nature, it is essentially a search for truth and meaning, heavily influenced by the environment of the ...

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Author: William Wickham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244767693

Category: Poetry

Page: 46

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A personal collection of poems of a spiritual, philosophical and mystical nature written in a comprehensible style; mainly inspired by nature, it is essentially a search for truth and meaning, heavily influenced by the environment of the Scottish Highlands where the author was born and bred.

Muslims

Part of this proof was provided by the biography of many prominent Ṣūfīs. He also presented a picture of the theory of the stations through which a Ṣūfī passes on his or her mystic quest and the states with which God may grace the ...

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Author: Teresa Bernheimer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315414751

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices offers a survey of Islamic history and thought from the formative period of the religion to the contemporary period. It examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular, the Qurʾān and perceptions of the Prophet Muḥammad, and traces the ways in which these ideas have interacted to influence Islam’s path to the present. Combining core source materials with coverage of current scholarship and of recent events in the Islamic world, Bernheimer and Rippin introduce this hugely significant religion, including alternative visions of Islam found in Shi’ism and Sufism, in a succinct, challenging, and refreshing way. The improved and expanded fifth edition is updated throughout and includes new textboxes. With detailed illustrations and a new companion website, Muslims is the ideal introduction for students who wish to explore the key issues of Muslims, from the Qurʾān to Islamic feminism, to issues of identity, Islamophobia, and modern visions of Islam.

Mystic Journey

The mystic's quest for union exists to achieve an experience of unity in a world made up of many dualisms. The very raison dêtre of the mystic is to ensure the return to the source of our being. The mystic lives in this world with one ...

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Author: Robert Atkinson

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781616407155

Category: Self-Help

Page: 158

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When we live our lives consciously, universal motifs, archetypes, and timeless patterns emerge through which we discover not only who we are but also why we are deeply connected to all others. This is life's greatest adventure; it is thoroughly described in the world's wisdom traditions. *Mystic Journey* uses a multi-faith approach to reveal the path of the soul; this not a solitary quest but rather a superhighway meant for everyone. As we explore the deeper story of our soul, we also discover that we are living a lifelong process of soul-making, leading us ultimately to personal and collective transformation. Getting to the heart of your soul's story is soul-making. *Mystic Journey* guides readers to: Use their life stories to help solidify their identities, Live with an eternal perspective in mind, and Reclaim their common spiritual heritage. "This is a reminder of Keats' immortal perception that 'the world is a vale of soul making' and that the uses of psychology have to do with understanding the soul in transformation." -Stephen Larsen, Ph.D., author of *The Mythic Imagination* and *A Fire in the Mind* "Robert Atkinson's new book offers us a thoughtful and thorough guide to a new kind of heroics... This is a rich read." -Gregg Levoy, author of *Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life*

Mystic Quest

New York Times bestselling author Tracy Hickman and Dragonlance cocreator Laura Hickman present the continuing story of their monumental, enthralling epic fantasy Thrice upon a time, three champions will find one destiny.

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Author: Tracy Hickman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446553827

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Thrice upon a time, three worlds were in peril... New York Times bestselling author Tracy Hickman and Dragonlance cocreator Laura Hickman present the continuing story of their monumental, enthralling epic fantasy Thrice upon a time, three champions will find one destiny... In the course of more than two decades, Galen Arvad's tiny band of outlaw Mystics has grown into a nation of secret clans, despite fierce persecution by the Pir theocracy and the dragons that have enslaved humanity. On another world, the faery Dwynwyn saved her people by raising an army of the dead, but now none of the corpses can rest...and the sheer number of their tormented legions threatens the faery kingdoms. While on the third world, the tyrannical King Mimic's domination is threatened by a warrior maiden whose thirst for conquest exceeds his own. Yet through the magic of the dreams that link their worlds, a new wind blows, beckoning each of them into unknown lands with the promise of salvation, sanctuary, and power. For Galen's war-weary son, Caelith, the slender hope takes the form of a stranger's vow to lead him and his people to the sanctuary of a lost empire-the legendary ancestral home of the Mystics. Dwynwyn seeks salvation of her people through a small fellowship of Fae who must journey to a distant land of unquenchable horror-where their truth can bring peace to the living and the dead. As for the wizard-goblin Thux, newly and unwillingly appointed Technomancer to King Mimic, his journey to the Ogre citadel may bring him to the height of power and danger-if his own allies do not kill him first. Now three bands of heroes embark on odysseys beset by outer tragedy and inner betrayal. For each to survive, all must succeed-for all three worlds face the same cunning evil...