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Mysticism East and West

Rudolf Otto

Mysticism East and West

a comparative analysis of the nature of mysticism

by Rudolf Otto

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Published by Thesophical Pub. House in Wheaton, Ill., U.S.A .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Eckhart, Meister, d. 1327.,
  • Śaṅkarācārya.,
  • Mysticism -- Comparative studies.,
  • Philosophy and religion.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRudolf Otto.
    SeriesA Quest book
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL625 .O713 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 256 p. ;
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2735630M
    ISBN 100083566198
    LC Control Number86030016

    As explained in Strong's Concordanceit properly means shutting the eyes and mouth to experience mystery. Books for Libraries Press. Yet it may well be the least understood dimension of humanity's yearning for ultimate meaning. Introvertive experiences: theistic experiences of connectedness or identity with God in mutual love; nonpersonal differentiated experiences; the depth-mystical experience empty of all differentiable content. Likewise, the book compares John of the Cross's negation of the self with the Indian doctrine of "not this, not that," which relates to the Buddhist idea of Nirvana. It is sometimes used for the hidden wills of humans, but is more often used for the hidden will of God.

    They illuminate the history, principal beliefs, and teaching of each religion, and then examine the lives and works of each tradition's outstanding mystics. Santa Clara, Calif. The term means "anything hidden", a mystery or secret, of which initiation is necessary. Stace furthermore argues that extrovertive mystical experiences are on a lower level than introvertive mystical experiences. The primary meanings it has are "induct" and "initiate". We learn how Greek ideas about God came to furnish the basic language of Christian mysticism, from the concerns of the desert fathers for virtue and vice, to the flights into the divine darkness of Gregory, Denis, and the author of The Cloud of Unknowing.

    A particular meaning it took in Classical antiquity was a religious secret or religious secrets, confided only to the initiated and not to be communicated by them to ordinary mortals. Catherine"This is a comprehensive and well-written book that covers essential topics in major mystical traditions. Dan Merkur also notes that union with God or the Absolute is a too limited definition, since there are also traditions which aim not at a sense of unity, but of nothingnesssuch as Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite and Meister Eckhart. In providing a comprehensive and accessible guide to mysticism, theCarmodys have done a major service for anyone seeking mystical experience and for all those interested in religion as practiced throughout the world.


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For example, in Advaita Vedanta, there is only one reality Brahman and therefore nothing other than reality to unite with it—Brahman in each person atman has always in fact been identical to Brahman all along.

These followers of mystery religions belonged to a select group, where access was only gained through an initiation. Leonard, San Francisco State University"I particularly appreciate the way in which the spiritual-mystical traditions are rooted in the basic teachings of the religious traditions.

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Zaehner distinguishes between three fundamental types of mysticism, namely theistic, monistic, and panenhenic "all-in-one" or natural mysticism. These experiences are not necessarily interpreted in a religious framework. Their voice is moderate and humane.

Mystical experience takes us to the center of the world, the source Mysticism East and West book all creation, the divine place where all that happens finds its sense.

The Vulgate often translates the Greek term to the Latin sacramentum sacrament. The Carmodys offer an informative survey of the six major world religions--the Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions--and they also examine the religious practices of North American, Latin American, African, and Australian native peoples.

They show, for instance, how yoga has played a large role in the development of the mystical outlooks that we can trace to India, how prophecy has been significant in the mysticism of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and how shamanism has characterized oral religious practice.

In providing a comprehensive and accessible guide to mysticism, the Carmodys have done a major service for anyone seeking mystical experience and for all those interested in religion as practiced throughout the world.

Biallas, Division of Theology and Philosophy, Quincy University"The best single-volume, popular book to date on mysticism east and west.

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In providing a comprehensive and accessible guide to mysticism, the Carmodys have done a major service for anyone seeking mystical experience and for all those interested in religion as practiced throughout the world.

Egan, Professor of Systematic and Mystical Theology, Boston College"A comprehensive study of the mystical dimension of the world's major Mysticism East and West book It is sometimes used for the hidden wills of humans, but is more often used for the hidden will of God.

More than introducing us to the sacramental, metaphorical language of the mystics and providing a refreshing, liberating, and kaleidoscopic guide to creative self-transformation, Denise and John Carmody share their own spiritual sensitivity with us. Kimball, Furman University"By far the best introductory book on mysticism available in the last decade.

This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition, hardly altered by differences of clime or creed. In Hinduism, in Neoplatonism, in Sufism, in Christian mysticism, in Whitmanism, we find the same recurring note, so that there is about mystical utterances an eternal unanimity which ought to make a critic stop and think, and which bring it about that the mystical classics have, as been said, neither birthday nor native land.

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But as Denise and John Carmody tell us, be it a Native American vision quest, or the intense soul-wrenching experience of a great storm, or a passionate love, or a dialogue in deep prayer with Mysticism East and West book personal divinity--any of these can be considered a mystical episode, if it draws us into a direct encounter with ultimate reality.In Mysticism: Holiness East and West, the Carmodys apply this broad definition of mysticism--a direct encounter with ultimate reality--to mystical experiences found in the world's great religions, providing insight into mysticism and into religious practice around the globe/5(20).

This book was developed from Otto’s lectures Mysticism East and West book at Oberlin College in It principally consists of a detailed attempt to compare and contrast two prominent mystics: Śankara from the Indian East and Meister Eckhart from the European West/5(1).

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This work goes deeper into these aspects not only through a.Scholarly approaches to mysticism include typologies of mysticism and download pdf explanation of mystical states. Since the 19th century, mystical experience has evolved as a distinctive concept.

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