Perceiving the Divine through the Human Body : Mystical Sensuality


Perceiving the Divine through the Human Body : Mystical Sensuality

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 253 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780230119741
  • DDC分類 202.2

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Cattoi and McDaniel present a selection of articles on the role of the body and the spiritual senses - our transfigured channels of sensory perceptions - in the context of spiritual practice. The volume investigates this theme across a variety of different religious traditions within Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism.


Introduction: Spiritual Body, Spiritual Senses: Past and Present; J.McDaniel PART I: SPIRITUAL SENSES AND DEIFIED BODIES A Hindu Monk's Appreciation of Eastern Orthodoxy's Jesus Prayer: The 'Inner Senses' of Hearing, Seeing and Feeling in Comparative Perspective; J.Molleur Indo-Tibetan Tantrism as 'Spirit Marriage'; S.R.Sarbacker Experiencing the Single Savior: Divinizing the Body and the Senses in Tantric Buddhist Meditation; D.Gray The Patristic Roots of John Smith's 'True Way or Method of Attaining to Divine Knowledge'; D.Michaud PART II: ASCETIC PRACTICE AND EMBODIED TRANSCENDENCE The Daoist Mystical Body; L.Komjathy Daoist Mysticism: Embodiment, 'Eudaimonia', and Flow; L.Weed Liminality and Ambiguity: the Role of Bodily Suffering in the Mysticism of Christian the Astonishing; C.Radler , Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University 'The Body Gains its Share': The Asceticism of Mechthild of Magdeburg; M.V.Roberts PART III: EMBODIED SPIRITUALITY AND MODERN MYSTICISM Map of Consciousness: New Paradigm for Mysticism and Healing; F.Grace The Diamond Approach: Towards an Embodied Spirituality for the Twenty-First Century; A.Gleig Reading Wisdom with Reich: Proverbs 8-9 as Interpreted through the Psychotherapy of Wilhelm Reich; N.Douglas-Klotz Conclusion: The Virtues of Form; T.Cattoi