Teachings of the Hindu Mystics:Shambhala Andrew Harvey
Mystic Magazine: Hindu Mystical Theology - A Conversation with Sri Ramakrishna. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014616/bk_acx0_014616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thomas Merton, one of the great mystics of the 20th century, had a deep interest in Islam and its mystical tradition of Sufism. Now, you can join one of Catholicism´s great scholars on a fascinating journey through Merton´s encounter with Islam. Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk whose numerous books made the Christian spiritual classics accessible to modern audiences. A pioneer in interreligious dialogue, he developed a profound interest in the mystical traditions of the world´s major religions. In addition to his multiple relationships with non-Catholic Christians, he engaged in correspondence with Jewish, Muslim, Zen Buddhist, Taoist, and Hindu thinkers. Mystics, Muslims, and Merton focuses on Merton´s engagement with Islam. Your presenter is Prof. Sidney Griffith PhD, an expert in Muslim-Christian relations and a lifelong reader of Thomas Merton. Throughout the course, you will journey through the broad spectrum of Merton´s encounters with Muslims. You will look at Thomas Merton´s interest in Islamic mysticism, particularly in the traditions of Sufism. You will start by looking at his openness to ´´sharing the experience of the Divine light´´ with members of other religions. Then, as you explore Merton´s correspondence with scholars of Sufism and practicing Sufis, you will gain great insight into the spiritual mind of Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton was a remarkable spiritual thinker, and his interactions with Muslims provide a model of interfaith dialogue today. If you are interested in Merton´s ideas, you will love this course. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Sidney H. Griffith STL PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000123/bk_nykm_000123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mystics, Masters, Saints, and Sages is a collection of stories and writings on the moment or moments of spiritual enlightenment of ancient and modern masters of spirituality from all traditions. Selections from the Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Kabbalist, Sufi traditions, and more are all presented. The focus of the book is on the crucial point of realization in the lives of each of these saints and masters that led to his or her awakening to the divine reality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Woof. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000571/bk_pnix_000571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´A beautifully evocative account of one man´s odyssey to discover authentic and unbroken magical traditions in the East and reawaken them in the West. Details the author´s encounters with the Naga Babas, his initiation into their tradition, and his experience at the Kumbh Mela, the largest spiritual gathering on Earth. Shares the similarities he discovered between the teachings of the Indian tradition and the Western traditions of magic, alchemy, and pagan pantheons. Introduces a wide cast of characters,including Goa Gil, the world-renowned guru of the Goa techno-trance scene, and Mahant Amar Bharti Ji, a ´´raised-arm Baba,´´ who for more than 40 years has held up one arm in devotion to Shiva. Beautifully detailing his spiritual pilgrimage from West to East and back again, in the age of strife known as the Kali Yuga, Aki Cederberg shares the authentic and unbroken magical traditions he experienced in India and Nepal and how his search for a spiritual homeland ultimately led him back to his native Europe. Cederberg explains how his odyssey began as a search for spiritual roots, something missing in the spiritually disconnected life of the Western world, where the indigenous traditions were long ago severed by the spread of Christianity. Traveling to India,he encounters the ancient esoteric order of mystic, wild, naked holy men known as the Naga Babas, the living source of the Hindu traditions of magic and yoga. Immersing himself in the teachings of the tradition, he receives an initiation and partakes in the Kumbh Mela, the largest spiritual gathering on Earth. With his evocative descriptions, Cederberg shows how traveling in India can be an overwhelming, even psychedelic experience. Everything in this ancient land is multiplied and manifold: people and things, sights and sounds, joy and suffering. Yet beyond the apparent confusion and chaos, a strange, subtle order begins to reveal itself. He starts to glimpse resemblances and analogies between the teachings of the Indian tradition and the Western traditions of magic, alchemy, and pagan pantheons. He meets a wide cast of characters, from mystical hucksters in Rishikesh and the veritable army of naked, chillum-smoking mystics of Maya Devi to Goa Gil, the world-renowned guru of the Goa techno-trance scene,and Mahant Amar Bharti Ji, an urdhvabahu or ´´raised-arm Baba,´´ who for more than 40 years has held up one arm in devotion to Shiva. After extensive traveling and immersing himself in the extraordinary world of India, Cederberg returns to his native soilof Europe. Traveling to holy places where old pagan divinities still linger in the shadows of the modern world, he dreams of forgotten gods and contemplates how they might be awakened yet again, reconnecting the West with its own pre-Christian spiritual traditions, sacred landscapes, and soul´´--