COMPARATIVE RELIGION AND MYSTICISM BOOKS

Religious movements from around the world. Judaism, Islam, Bahai.
Animism and spiritual teachings that are in line with mainstream traditions.
Eastern and Western spiritual teachers.

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ARMSTRONG Herbert W
The United States and Britain in Prophecy.

VG used copy.

$8 B/B [RM 183]

Worldwide Church of God 1980 softcover, 192pp. British Israelite religious tract concerning the Teutonic/ Aryan branch as the Twelve Tribes of Israel and Biblical prophecies concerning the (spiritual) Nation of Israel as fulfilled in the Anglo-American Empire.


ASHE Geoffrey
The Virgin, the myth and cult of Mary.

VG remainder striped bottom edge.

$15 B/B [Item# 175 RM]

Paladin 1977 softcover, 268pp + plates. Explores the non-christian pagan origins of the Virgin cult. Women's studies, feminism, religion. ISBN 586082697



ATTAR Farid Ud-Din translated by C. S. Nott  The Conference of the Birds VG inscription to first page, $12 B/A Arkana 1985 paper back, viii 147pp. Fable by the 12th century Persian Sufi poet. ISBN 1850630135 [#611 myst]

BALLARD Frank
Why not Eddyism? miscalled 'Christian Science'

G chipped yapped edges to wrappers, ex library stamps to feps, shelf mark to spine

$6 B/A [RM 83]

Epworth Press nd paper wrappers, 96pp, 'With supplememnt in reply to recent charges'. One of a series of books published to answer the question why to choose Christianity over various other faiths. Refutes the Philosophy, Science and Religion of 'Eddyism' (Christian Science).


BASKIN Leonard
A Passover Haggadah , the New Union Haggadah

VG name and pen line inside covers

$8 B/B [RM 75]

Penguin 1978 sewn binding in card covers, 123pp illustrated edition, 4to, Hebrew and English. Judaism. ISBN 0140048715


BEATTY Longfield  The Garden of the Golden Flower The Journey to Spiritual Fulfilment
G+ light crease to rear wrapper, label residue to front wrapper, $8 C/B Senate softcover 1996 reprint of 1939 Rider edition, 323pp Themes of the Spiritual Quest in myth and literature. ISBN 185958151X [Item#500 religion]

BEATTY Longfield  The Garden of the Golden Flower The Journey to Spiritual Fulfilment
VG, $10 C/B Senate soft cover 1996 reprint of 1939 Rider edition, 323pp Themes of the Spiritual Quest in myth and literature. ISBN 185958151X [Item#501 religion]
BERGER Peter L
A Rumour of Angels, Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural.

G G cloth boards worn and mottled, DW price clipped wih edge rubbing and soiling, some scattered pen lining throughout, name to fep.

$20 B/B [RM 181]

Allen Lane 1970 first edition cloth, 126pp. Author argues that secularisation has not removed 'supernatural' beliefs even from the secular, and how 'symptoms of religious belief' are still observable. A mix of sociology and theology. SBN 713901233


BRUNTON Paul   The Notebooks of Paul Brunton vol 5 Emotions and Ethics + The Intellect
An in depth study of categories Six and Seven from the Notebooks of Paul Brunton. Spiritual development and the thinking faculty on the mystic path.

VG+ softback
$20 C/C
Larson Publications 1987 sewn sheets in softcover, 231 + 168pp. ISBN 0943914221 [#2453 spiritual philosophy, mysticism ]



BRUNTON Paul   The Notebooks of Paul Brunton vol 9 Human Experience + The Arts in Culture
An in depth study of categories thirteen and fourteen from the Notebooks of Paul Brunton. Making everyday life a spiritual lesson and the role of beauty in human culture.

VG softback
$20 C/C
Larson Publications 1987 sewn sheets in softcover, 260 + 100pages. ISBN 0943914310 [#2454 spiritual philosophy, mysticism ]



BRUSSAT Frederic and Mary  Spiritual Literacy Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life
FINE FINE $20 C/C Scribner 1996 first edition hardcover, 608pp Spiritual Literacy answers the universal question. "How can I live a spiritual life every day?" Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, who have been covering contemporary culture and the spiritual renaissance for more than twenty-five years. believe that we can read the texts of our lives and of the world around us for sacred meaning. All we need is spiritual literacy. To illustrate their point, the Brussats present more than 650 "readings" about daily life from present-day authors - spiritual teachers, essayists, novelists, filmmakers, poets, naturalists, and social activists. This collection is unprecedented - an enthralling treasury of brief, "aha!" passages from such writers as Maya Angelou, Wendell Berry, Ram Dass. Annie Dillard, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Robert Fulghum. Eduardo Galeano, Thich Nhat Hanh, Barbara Kingsolver, Jonathan Kozol, Kathleen Norris. Henri J. M. Nouwen, Anne Tyler, and many more. The Brussats add demonstrations of spiritual literacy based on their personal experiences and their interpretations of contemporary movies, songs, and television dramas. These remarkable readings tutor us in the art of lingering with our experiences and seeing the world with fresh eyes. They offer spiritual perspectives on things. places, nature, animals, leisure activities, creative pursuits, work, body, illness, death, relationships, and community. Life's meaning and the presence of spirit are found in the shape of a child's foot, in an encounter with a wild animal, in the memories evoked by a rocking chair, in the process of doing a hobby, or in the messages on a computer screen. Woven throughout the book are references to the Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy, the "letters" which, according to the Brussats, are needed to read the world. ISBN 0684815338 [# 754 otherrel]

BUBER Martin  Biblical Humanism, Eighteen studies ed.Glatzer
VG VG DW price clipped with small tear top edge, tail has grease darkening, book clean $25 C/C MacDonald 1968 1st edn hard cover, vii 247pp Jewish Theology, Old Testament [# 1061 mysticism]

CAMPBELL Joseph   Creative Mythology The Masks of God
VG $15 C/C Penguin Compass 1991 trade paperback, xvii 730pp. ISBN 0140194401 [#2157 comparative religion]
CAMPBELL Joseph
Occidental Mythology, The Masks of God volume three

VG VG- rubbed with short tears, short splash mark to closed fore edge

$50 C/C [RM 76]

Secker & Warburg 1965 first edition hardcover,x 564pp. Mythological motifs from the age of the Goddess, the age of the Heroes, Persia, Greece and Rome, Christianity and Islam.


CAMPBELL Joseph
Oriental Mythology, The Masks of God volume two

VG bumped corners

$45 C/C [RM 77]

Secker & Warburg 1962 first edition hardcover,x 561pp. Eastern mythology and religion, Vedic, Hindu and Buddhist India, China and Japan, Tibetan Buddhism.


CAMPBELL Joseph
The Masks of God; Primitive Mythology

VG

$45 C/C [RM 201]

Secker 1960 first edition cloth, viii 504pp. Paleolithic and Neolithic myth, shamanism.


CAMPBELL Joseph
Myths to live by

VG

$15 C/B [RM 71]

Bantam 1988 paperback 287pp How we recreate ancient legends in our daily lives to release human potential. ISBN 0553270885495 mythology


CAMPBELL Joseph
Myths to Live By, how we recreate ancient legends in our daily lives to realise human potential.

VG

$15 C/B [Item# 165 RM]

Bantam 1973 paperback, x 287pp. Archetypal psychology, mythology. ISBN 0553270885


CAMPBELL Joseph MOYERS Bill
The Power of Myth ( a conversation with Joseph Campbell)

VG

$20 B/C [RM 15]

Doubleday 1988 softcover 210 x 280mm, an interview / conversation with Campbell, illustrated throughout in the margins and with full page colour plates, comparative religion mythology.ISBN 0385247745


CAMPBELL Joseph
Reflections on the art of living a Joseph Campbell Companion

FN VG+ sunned spine

$25 C/B [RM 50]

Harper Collins 1991 FIRST EDITION hardcover quarter cloth with marker ribbon, 311pp edited D K Osbon, a selection of Campbells thoughts on the challenge of living, the process of spiritual awakening, the struggle of awareness and the art of living in the sacred. ISBN 0060167181 comparative mythology


CAMERON Anne
Daughters of Copper Woman

VG

$8 B/A [RM 163]

The Women's Press 1987 softcover, 125pp. Retelling of the legends of the Vancouver Island Native American Nootka women. Canadian Indian anthropology and myth. ISBN 0704339463 womens studies.


CASTANEDA Carlos 
Tales of Power

Yaqui shaman Don Juan divulges his teaching to Castaneda. The main focus of this book, the fourth in Castaneda's Don Juan series, is the distinction between the sorcerer's world and the everyday world.
ISBN034020088X

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket with light edge chipping. Small taped tear. Book has name to endpaper, light fingermarking to a few pages.
$15 C/C
Hodder 1975 first UK edition hardcover, 287pp.[#2828 comparative religion, shamanism ]





CASTANEDA Carlos 
Tales of Power

Yaqui shaman Don Juan divulges his teaching to Castaneda. The main focus of this book, the fourth in Castaneda's Don Juan series, is the distinction between the sorcerer's world and the everyday world.
ISBN0671218581

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket with sunned spine. Book has minor tape residue to paste downs and board edges, name stamp to fep and title
$20 C/C
Simon & Schuster 1974 first edition, cloth, 287pp. [#353 RM comparative religion, shamanism ]





CASTANEDA Carlos 
Tales of Power

Yaqui shaman Don Juan divulges his teaching to Castaneda. The main focus of this book, the fourth in Castaneda's Don Juan series, is the distinction between the sorcerer's world and the everyday world.
ISBN0671221442

G+ softback with aged paper, minor wear to covers.
$10 C/B
Touchstone 1974 first trade paperback 287pp [#3035]




The Second Ring of Power

VG VG price clipped DW some rubbing and chipping to top edge. $15 C/C [Item# 354 RM] Hodder 1978 hardcover, 316pp. More Yaqui indian teachings on religion and mythology and the use of hallucinogenic drugs in shamanic context. ISBN 0340228350

CHRIST Carol P
Diving Deep and Surfacing, Women writers on the Spiritual Quest

VG sunned spine.

$10 B/B [RM 192]

Beacon Press 1986 softcover, 159pp. Feminist interpretation of the works of Margaret Atwood,Kate Chopin, Doris Lessing, Adrienne Rich, Ntozake Shange for understanding the sacred. ISBN 0807063517


CLIVE-ROSS F.
Studies in Comparative Religion, Volume 12. Numbers 3 and 4. Summer-Autumn 1978

VG light cover wear. $6 B/B [Item# 406 RM] Perrennial Books 1978 stapled wrappers, pp 131-256. FRITHJOF SCHUON Paradoxical Aspects of Sufism MARCO PALLIS A Fateful Meeting of Minds; A. K. Coomaraswamy and R. Guenon MICHAEL NEGUS Reactions to the Theory of Evolution KURT ALMQVIST Aspects of Teilhardian idolatry RAMA P. COOMARASWAMY The Destruction of the Christian Tradition II

COULIANO I P
Out of this World; Otherworldly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein

VG name and address in pen to fep $20 C/B [Item# 348 RM] Shambala 1991 softcoverfirst edition, xvi 267pp. Shamanism, astral projection, rising on the planes, trance etc amongst various cultures. Includes Taoist, Cabalistic and Gnostic accounts. ISBN 0877734887


COUSINEAU Phil editor  Soul, An Archaeology Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles
VG- two pages have light purple pencil underlining, spine crease, $10 C/B Thorsons 1995 trade paper, xxxiii 249pp. Anthology with commentary by the author of diverse range of writings on the nature of the soul from may disciplines including philosophical, spiritual, theological and alchemical, and range of writers including C G Jung, Joyce, Aquinas, D H Lawrence, Kerouac. ISBN 1855384930 [#547 otherrel]

DEREN Maya 
The Voodoo Gods

A new edition of Divine Horsemen (1953). Scholarly survey of voodoo in Haiti. Introduction by Joseph Campbell.
ISBN0586082433

VG softback with scuff to base of spine, age toned paper
$15 A/B
Paladin 1975, 318pp [#2880 anthropology, voodoo, spirituality, african]




DOSSEY Larry
Recovering the Soul a scientific and spiritual search

VG sunned spine binding opens flat at centre

$15 C/B [RM 51]

Bantam 1989 softcover x 319pp, evidence for the existence of the soul from studies of consciousness; scientific theory by Schrodinger, Godel and Einstein; Quantum physics of Margenau and Bohm;and the synthesis of these in God. Includes short piece on human animal communication as evidenced by shamanic practice. ISBN 055334790X


ELIADE Mircea
The Sacred and the Profane, the nature of religion

VG- scuff to foot of cover

$10 B/B [RM 48]

Harcourt Brace reprint softcover 256pp age browned paper, The significance of religious myth, symbolism and ritual within life and culture. ISBN 015679201X


ELIADE Mircea   Shamanism Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
FINE $20 C/C Arkana paperback, xxii 610pp. ISBN 0140191550 [#1923 mysticism]
ELLWOOD Robert S
Mysticism and Religion

VG- sunned covers.

$15 B/B [RM 207]

Prentice Hall 1980 softcover, 194pp. A complete academic study of various traditions of mysticism around the world, past and present. ISBN 0136088023


FENG Gia-Fu & Jane English  Chuang Tsu, Inner Chapters A New Translation
VG light edge wear, gift inscription to first page $12 C/C Vintage Books 1974 soft cover, folio, 161pp. With b&w photos and Chinese Calligraphy. Taoism , Daoist philosophy. ISBN 0394719905 [# 944 mysticism]

FERGUSON Marilyn 
The Aquarian Conspiracy, Personal and Social Transformation in the 1980's.

Investigation of the 1980's paradigm shift to the Aquarian/ New Age consciousness movement. ISBN0586083901

VG paperback, sunned spine.
$8 C/B
Paladin 1982, 495pp. [RM 180 new religiou movements, comparative religion, new age ]

VG paperback, sunned spine.
$8 C/B
Paladin 1982, 495pp. [#2756 new religiou movements, comparative religion, new age ]




GALLOWAY Mary Regina Ulmer
Aunt Mary, Tell Me a Story; A Collection of Cherokee Legends and Tales as told by Mary Ulmer Galloway

VG sunned spine $6 B/B [Item# 369 RM] Cherokee Communications 1990 first edition, stapled wrappers, 82pp with illustrations. ISBN 0962863009

KAHLIL GIBRAN

GIBRAN Kahlil  
The Prophet

An early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. His mysticism is a convergence of several different influences: Christianity, Islam, Sufism, Judaism and Theosophy.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with sunned spine. $8 A/B Heinemann 1976 hardcover, 114pp [#2467 mysticism, philosophical poetry, Kahlil Gibran ]

VG hardback in VG slightly soiled/ worn dust jacket. $8 A/B Heinemann 1973 hardcover, 86pp. ISBN 434290785 [#105 mysticism, philosophical poetry, Kahlil Gibran ]

VG softback with lightly sunned spine. $8 A/A Mandarin 1996 softcover, 114pp illustrated. ISBN 0749307382 [#106 mysticism, philosophical poetry, Kahlil Gibran ]

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket sunned to spine and edges. Endpaper clipped at the top. $10 A/B Heinemann 1973 hard cover, 114pp illustrated. ISBN 043429067X [#566 mysticism, philosophical poetry, Kahlil Gibran ]


GIBRAN Kahlil  Prose Poems VG G+ price clipped DW sunned to spine and rubbed to folds with chip from head of spine, fep clipped at head, otherwise tidy. $10 A/B Heinemann 1968 first reprint hard cover, 77pp illustrated. [#567 gibran]

GIBRAN Kahlil  The Voice of the Master VG VG- DW rubbed to spine and edges of covers, name to fep, otherwise tidy. $10 A/B Heinemann 1971 hard cover, 95pp illustrated. ISBN 0434290769 [#568 gibran]

GIBRAN Kahlil  The Broken Wings VG+ VG+ price clipped DW, name to paste down, tidy. $15 A/B Heinemann 1972 hard cover, 82pp illustrated. ISBN 0434290602 [#569 gibran]

GIBRAN Kahlil  The Garden of the Prophet VG G+ unclipped DW sunned to heavily rubbed to spine and edges, name to fep, otherwise tidy. $10 A/B Heinemann 1972 hard cover, 50pp illustrated. ISBN 0434290637 [#570 gibran]

GIBRAN Kahlil  Kahlil Gibran, a Self Portrait Edited and Translated by Anthony R. Ferris
VG VG- small area label lift to DW fold in flap, inscription to paste down, $10 C/B Citadel 1969 hard cover, 94pp [#571 gibran]

GIBRAN Kahlil  Tears and Laughter VG VG- DW sunned and chipped to spine and edges, $10 C/B Philosophical Library 1949 (later reprint) hard cover, 94pp.[#572 gibran]

GIBRAN Kahlil  Spirits Rebellious Four Fictional Parables
VG VG DW light edge wear, $15 Knopf 1965 gilt decorated cloth, 139pp [#573 gibran]

GIBRAN Kahlil  Mirrors of the Soul VG name to inside cover, $8 B/A Citadel 1965 (later reprint) soft cover sewn binding, 101pp ISBN 0806502703 [#575 gibran]

GIBRAN Kahlil  The Garden of the Prophet VG G DW chipped and split at ends, taped heel, calligraphic name to fep. $8 B/A Heinemann 1957 hardcover, 50pp + plates. [Item# 107 gibran]

SHERFAN Andrew Dib  Kahlil Gibran: The Nature of Love VG VG lacks fep, $10 C/B Philosophical Library 1971 first edition hard cover, 115pp A biography of Gibran. ISBN 0802220444 [#574 gibran]




GOLD E J   The Joy of Sacrifice Secrets of the Sufi Way
VG $10 C/C Published by IDHHB Inc. 1978 soft cover, 246pp. Illustrated. ISBN 0895560038 [#625 myst]
GREGORY Eileen
Summoning the Familiar; Powers and Rites of Common Life

VG

$15 B/B [RM 203]

Pegasus Foundation 1983 first edition softcover, 90pp. Jungian approach to religious myths in literature. Literary Criticism-Literary and Cultural Studies. ISBN 0911005048


GREY Alex WILBER Ken
Sacred Mirrors The Visionary Art of Alex Grey

VG corners slightly bumped

$30 D/C [RM 56]

Inner Traditions International 1990 Paperback 343 x 266 mm 96 Pages Ken Wilber, Carlo McCormick,Surreal paintings combine the detail of anatomical illustrations with the spiritual images of Buddhism. mainly full page full colour art works, includes Jesus, Sophia, Buddhist, Gnostic inspired, anatomical etc. ISBN 0892813148

GURDJIEFF & OUSPENSKY


OUSPENSKY P D   A New Model of the Universe Principles of the psychological method in its application to problems of science, religion and art.
VG- light crease and scuffing to wrappers, sewn binding. $18 C/D Routledge Kegan Paul 1974 sewn sheets in card wrapper, xxi 554pp includes discussion of christianity and the new testament, Tarot, Yoga, Dreams, Mysticism, The Eternal Return and the Laws of Manu. By the disciple of Gurdjieff. ISBN 0710079257 [RM 135]

OUSPENSKY P D   A New Model of the Universe Principles of the psychological method in its application to problems of science, religion and art.
VG- light handling wear to wrappers, three line pen note to verso of rear blank flyleaf, sewn binding. $18 C/D Routledge Kegan Paul 1974 sewn sheets in card wrapper, xxi 554pp includes discussion of christianity and the new testament, Tarot, Yoga, Dreams, Mysticism, The Eternal Return and the Laws of Manu. By the disciple of Gurdjieff. ISBN 0710079257 [# 1741 mysticism]

WALKER Kenneth 
Venture with Ideas
An essential introduction to the teachings of Gurdjieff

Esoteric truth Walker received from P. D. Ouspensky, scientist, writer, lecturer, who had his heyday in the spiritual circles of London. In turn, learned from Gurdjieff. The book first describes the teachings of Ouspensky, then the personality of Gurdjieff. The author was a disciple of Ouspensky who told him much about Gurdjieff.
ISBN0854352910

VG hardback in VG- price clipped dust jacket with edge wear, inscription to fep.
$35 C/C
Spearman 1973 first edition thus (after 1951 original) hard cover, 192pp.[#2891 spirituality, mysticism ]




HAPPOLD F. C.   Mysticism A Study and an Anthology
G+ some historic water staining to corners of some pages, mainly to outside edge and quite minor $5 A/B Penguin 1990 paperback, 407pp ISBN 0140137467 [#2096 mysticism other religion]

HEAD Joseph and S L Cranston (editors) 
Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery
cover image of Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery

An East-West Dialogue on Death and Rebirth from the Worlds of Religion, Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Art, and Literature, and from great thinkers of the past and present. A very comprehensive work.
ISBN0517528932

VG quarter-cloth hardback in VG dust jacket. Some minor instances of red biro underlining.
$20 D/D
Julian Press/Crown 1977, 620pp
[#3336 ]




HERTZ J H
The Pentateuch and Haftorahs with Commentray vols 1-5

VG minor foxing to prelims, vol 1 ghost of writing to upper board, some vols light fade to spine, index of vol 5 final page torn out (losing only what would be a half page of entries)

$150 ask for quote as weighs approx 4kg [RM 155]

Oxford University Press vols1-4 are 1951 printings, vol 5 1936, uniform blue cloth with marker ribbons, vp, vol 3 has a pencil inscription to fep, text in Hebrew and English. Judaism, Jewish religious texts and commentary.


IZUTSU Toshihiko & WILHELM Hellmut
ERANOS LECTURES 7; On Images, Far Eastern Ways of Thinking

VG small stain spot edge of cover

$40 B/A [RM 103]

Spring Publications 1988 softcover 4to, 67pp. Izutsu; Between Image and No-Image/ Wilhelm; The interplay of Image and Concept in the Book of Changes (I Ching). Jungian treatment. ISBN 0882144073 jung jungian archetypal psychology mythology


JAMES E O
The Nature and Function of Priesthood, A comparative and anthropological study.

VG rubbed tail, name to fep.

$20 C/C [RM 171]

Thames & Hudson 1955 first edition cloth, 336pp. Includes Magico-Religious practitioners in primitive society; the seer and the diviner; the prophet and the priest; Kingship and priesthood; priesthood and sacrifice; priesthood and absolution; priesthood and sacred learning; priesthood and jurisdiction, exampled from classical and near eastern examples.


KAFATOS Menas & Robert NADEAU
The Conscious Universe, Part and Whole in Modern Physical Theory

FN new

$15 B/B [RM 168]

Springer-Verlag 1990 softcover, 214pp. Authors suggest consciousness can no longer be divorced from the problem of the way science operates and that the conflict between science and religion needs to be rethought. ISBN 0387972625 / 3540972625

KRISHNAMURTI

KRISHNAMURTI edited Mary Lutyens
Freedom from the Known

VG VG unclipped DW about 2mm shorter than boards and very slightly soiled

$20 B/B [RM 149]

Gollancz 1969 second impression of first edition, hardcover 124pp. Essays on human nature and awareness. ISBN 575001747


KHRISHNAMURTI J
The Immortal Friend

VG- split to spine ends, small gift inscription to paste down.

$30 B/B [RM 159]

Star Publishing Trust 1928 first edition, cloth, 78pp. Poetry.


KRISHNAMURTI J  Krishnamurti to Himself His Last Journal
FN FN as new $15 C/B Gollancz 1987 first edition hard cover, 134pp. Krishnamurti's Journal was published in 1982 and has been one of his most popular books. But when he wished to continue with it he found that the act of writing tired him (he was eighty-seven). It was suggested, therefore, that he should dictate into a tape-recorder, an idea that appealed to him. All except one of the dictations in this volume were recorded from his home, Pine Cottage in the Ojai Valley, California. He would dictate in the mornings, while in bed after breakfast, undisturbed. The reader gets very close to Krishnamurti in these pieces - almost, it seems at moments, into his very consciousness. The gist of his teachings is here, and the descriptions of nature with which he begins most of the pieces may for many, who regard him as a poet as well as a philosopher, quieten their whole being so that they become intuitively responsive to what follows. Strangely, the final piece, and perhaps the most beautiful, is about death. It is the last occasion on which we shall ever hear Krishnamurti discoursing to himself. Two years later he died in this same bedroom at Pine Cottage. ISBN 0575040602 [#606 myst]

KRISHNAMURTI J.  Krishnamurti to Himself His Last Journal
G+ G+ short tear at head of DW, pen notes to fep, some underlining in book. $9 C/B Gollancz 1987 second impression of first edition, hard cover, 134pp. Krishnamurti's Journal was published in 1982 and has been one of his most popular books. But when he wished to continue with it he found that the act of writing tired him (he was eighty-seven). It was suggested, therefore, that he should dictate into a tape-recorder, an idea that appealed to him. All except one of the dictations in this volume were recorded from his home, Pine Cottage in the Ojai Valley, California. He would dictate in the mornings, while in bed after breakfast, undisturbed. The reader gets very close to Krishnamurti in these pieces - almost, it seems at moments, into his very consciousness. The gist of his teachings is here, and the descriptions of nature with which he begins most of the pieces may for many, who regard him as a poet as well as a philosopher, quieten their whole being so that they become intuitively responsive to what follows. Strangely, the final piece, and perhaps the most beautiful, is about death. It is the last occasion on which we shall ever hear Krishnamurti discoursing to himself. Two years later he died in this same bedroom at Pine Cottage. ISBN 0575040602 [# 1743 mysticism]

KRISHNAMURTI J.  The First and Last Freedom
VG VG $9 C/C Gollancz 1977 hardcover, 288pp. ISBN 0575004169 [# 1744 mysticism]

KHUSRU Amir retold by Amina Shah
The Tale of the Four Dervishes

VG rubbed spine edges

$12 B/B [RM 130]

Octagon Press 1975 softcover, 144pp. Sufi saint Nizamuddin Awliyya declared this tale sacred and it is reputed to have healing powers when recited. ISBN 900860448 islam persian folklore


KYBER Manfred translated by Rosamond Reinhardt
The Three Candles of Little Veronica The story of a child's soul in this world and the other.

G+ reading wear and dust soiling to wraps, foxed edges, name to first page.

$15 C/B [Item# 321 RM]

Waldorf Books 1972 first thus limited edition, trade paperback, 192pp + plates. Allegorical fantasy story. Illustrated by Iris Guarducci and Doris Karsell. Full page colour plates. Unspecified limitation.


LARSEN S & R
A Fire in the Mind, the life of Joseph Campbell

VG+

$25 C/C [RM 45]

Anchor 1993 softcover xx 636 + plates, massive biographical study of one of the leading thinkers of the Comparative mythology field, incorporates his journals and letters. ISBN 0385266367


LI YU
The Before Midnight Scholar, the Jou Pu Tuan of Li Yu

VG G+ chipped and worn to edges

$20 C/C [RM 63]

Deutsch 1965 first thus hardcover 296pp trsl from German version of Franz Kuhn, also known as 'The Prayer Mat of Flesh', classic Taoist pillow book, novel format teaching of the dangers of excessive carnality


LONG Max Freedom  The Secret Science at Work New light on Prayer
VG small scuff top edge of rear wrapper. $25 C/B De Vorss 1981 softcover xiii 343pp Disclosing the ancient secret religio-magical Huna powers of the Hawaiians. Mana, telepathy, laying on hands. ISBN 0875160468 [#610 myst]

MASSEY UNIVERSITY 
Beliefs and Practices in New Zealand
A Directory

An alphabetical directory of religious movements and spiritual groups with description of their basic tenets, organisation and proselytising methods.

VG- softback with minor surface wear to covers.
$8 C/B
Religious Studies Department, Massey University, 1985, Second revised and enlarged edition. iv 283pp.
[#3056 ]





De MELLO Anthony   Sadhana, a way to God
Exercises in mysticism for union with god seen from various faiths, 47 exercises. The author is a Jesuit.

VG softback with small tear head of spine
$15 B/B
Gujarat Sahitya Prakash 1988 sewn softcover, 168 pages. ISBN 0912422378 [#2533 other religion spirituality ]




MOONDANCE Wolf
Wolf Medicine a Native American shamanic journey into the Mind

FN

$25 B/B [OCC 38]

Sterling 2001 softcover 192pp American Indian shamanic teachings


MOORE Thomas 
Care of the Soul
How to Add Depth and Meaning to Your Everyday Life
cover image of Care of the Soul

A powerful book which offers a new way of thinking about daily life - its problems and its creative opportunities. It offers a therapeutic programme bringing the soul and spirituality back into your life, and helps you to look more deeply into emotional problems and sense sacredness in ordinary things - real friends, satisfying conversation, fulfilling work, and experiences that stay in the memory and touch the heart. Moore draws on his own life as a therapist practising "care of the soul", his studies of the world's religions, his teaching of Jungian psychology and art therapy, and his work in music and art to create an inspirational guide that examines the connections between spirituality and the problems of individuals and society.
ISBN0749911689

VG softback
$15 C/C
Piatkus 1994, 312pp.
[#3366 ]





MUELLER Ernst  A history of Jewish Mysticism VG G chipped DW with tears to joints $30 C/B Oxford East and West Library 1946 cloth 12mo 197pp Includes mysticism in the Bible, Cabbalah, Zohar, Chassidism.[# 1059 mysticism]
MUNDY Talbot
I Say Sunrise

VG G+ unclipped DW minor insect damage to edges and joints, backstrip browned.

$20 C/B [RM 150]

De Vorss 1963 cloth, xvii 182pp. New Age religious philosophy pertaining to the nature of the Self, chapters include; silence , prayer, ten commandments, wisdom and will, death, reincarnation. How to enjoy life!


MUNDY Talbot
I Say Sunrise

VG light tape stains to fep.

$15 B/B [RM 197]

Andrew Dakers 1948 second printing cloth, xvii 182pp. Perennial philosophy and new thought spirituality from a famous action novelist.


MURDOCK Maureen
The Heroine's Journey (Woman's Quest for Wholeness)

VG book plate to inside cover.

$15 B/B [RM 209]

Shambhala 1990 softcover, xii 213pp. Women's spirituality and Goddess psychology. Jungian approach to the goddess archetype. ISBN 0877734852


NEEDLEMAN Jacob
The Indestructible Question, essays on nature, spirit and the Human Paradox

VG+ minor pencil notation

$25 B/A [RM 47]

Penguin Arkana 1994 softcover, ix 194pp, a call for more 'awareness' of ourselves. Covers religion, psychiatry, science, magic and a chapter on Gurdjieffs thinking. this is a revised edition of 'Consciousness and Tradition'. ISBN 0140193642 philosophy psychiatry


PATTISON Pringle
Studies in The Philosophy of Religion, partly based on the Gifford Lectures (1923)

G+ ex library, boards rubbed, stamps etc, shelf mark to spine, clean internally.

$20 C/C [RM 198]

Oxford University 1930 first edition cloth, vi 256pp. Traces religion from it's earliest expressions amongst animists and ancestor worship through monotheism to Gentile christianity and theological christianity.


PIKE Royston
Round the Year with the World's Religions

VG VG- large chip head of DW cover and spine end

$10 C/C [RM 141]

Watts & Co 1949 first edition hardcover, 208pp + colour plates. Festivals and observances from he world's religions categorised by the month they occur. Ancient and Modern, European, Indian, Christian, Pagan, Muslim etc. Line drawings in the text. Probably intended for younger readers.


PLATO / editors of The Shrine of Wisdom
The Human Soul in the Myths of Plato

VG VG some insect damage to spine of price clipped DW, bookstore label to paste down.

$40 B/B [RM 205]

The Shrine of Wisdom 1968 cloth, 68pp.Metaphysical mystical interpretation of the idea of the human soul in the writings of Plato.


RICHARDSON & HUETT
The Path to Illumination

VG spine crease, opens flat at centre, otherwise tidy. $10 C/B [Item# 373 OCC] DeVorss 1982 first edition softcover, 255pp. Illumination, reincarnation, creative energy, prayer and meditation, aura, universal laws, the Bible. ISBN 0875164803


RUMI translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne   The Essential Rumi
The primary poetry of Jelaluddin Rumi, a Sufi mystic and poet, in a modern translation. ISBN 9780785808718

VG hardback with VG dust jacket
$15 C/C
Castle Books 1997, 302 pages. ISBN078580871X [#2538 other religion mysticism ]




RUSHBROOK-WILLIAMS L F
Sufi Studies: East and West

VG covers rubbed to edges , lacks fep

$15 C/B [RM 14]

Octagon Press 1974 softcover xxv 272pp "A Symposium in honur of Idries Shah's Services to Sufi Studies by twenty four contributors marking the 700th anniversary of the death of Jalaluddin Rumi" ,islam sufi mysticism. ISBN 900860294


SADDLER Gilbert C.  Omens of the Age, a Prophetic Guide to the Times in Which We Live British Israelite material
G+ staples rusted, some pen underlining throughout, $7 C/B Destiny Publishers of South Africa 1950 third impression, cloth covered paper wrappers over stapled sheets, xvi 192+3pp adverts [#1803 other religion]

SALE George  The Koran Translated into English from the Original Arabic, with explanatory notes from the most approved commentators
VG VG minor edge tears to DW, small water mark at head of book spine has bled some dye to reverse of DW $15 C/B xiv 608pp. [# 673 other religion]
SCHOEPS Hans-Joachim
An Intelligent Person's Guide to the Religions of Mankind

VG VG- DW short edge tears or chips with minor loss head of spine, published price blacked out at foot of cover, book light scattered foxing.

$15 C/C [RM 143]

Victor Gollancz 1967 first translation hardcover, xiii 320pp. Nice Gollancz yellow paper DW, parts include; The Science of Religion: Aspects and Problems, origins, basic ideas, thinking of primitive peoples, basic modes of relationship between men and divinities; Extinct religions outside of Europe; Extinct religions within of Europe; Religions of the East; Biblical religions (upto second vatican council). Good introductory information to religious studies.


SCHULTES Richard Evans, Albert HOFMANN & Christian RATSCH   Plants of the Gods Their Sacred Healing and Hallucinogenic Powers
VG $25 C/C Helaing Arts Press 2001 large format soft bound, sewn sheets, 208pp. ISBN 9780892819799 [#2070 mysticism]
SHUTTLE Penelope & REDGROVE Peter
The Wise Wound, menstruation and everywoman

VG minor tape rust to inside cover

$15 C/B [RM 61]

Paladin 1989 revised edition softcover 365pp study of facts, fantasies and taboos associated with menstruation including psychology and mythology, Grail legend, as well tantra and Aleister Crowley references. ISBN 0586085351


SMART Ninian
The Religious Experience of Mankind

VG- cover creased

$10 C/B [RM 122]

Collins Fount 1984 paperback, 735pp covers primitive / India / Near East/ Far East and contemporary religions. ISBN 0006425844 religion religious studies history survey


SMART Ninian
The Religious Experience of Mankind

G+

$8 C/B [PB# 122 rel]

Collins Fount 1984 paperback, 735pp covers primitive / India / Near East/ Far East and contemporary religions. ISBN 0006425844


SPINK Peter
Beyond Belief; how to develop mystical consciousness and discover the God within.

VG $18 B/B [Item# 360 RM] Piatkus 1996 first edition, softcover, 166pp.By the founder of the Omega Order, a modern ecumenical religious community. ISBN 0749916605


STEINER Rudolf
The Redemption of Thinking a study in the Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas

VG name and date to fep, minor soiling to prelims, spine titling dulled

$30 C/B [RM 152]

Hodder 1956 first edition hardcover, 191pp + frontis, metaphysical interpretation of Thomases philosophy and mystical religion.


SUHRAWARDI translated Menahem Milson
A Sufi Rule for Novices (Kitab adab al-Muridin)

VG sunned

$20 B/A [RM 131]

Harvard University 1975 softcover, 93pp Contains abridgement of the Kitab adab al-Muridin and an introduction to Sufism and Suhrawardi. Islamic / Muslim mysticism. ISBN 0674854039


SZEKELY Edmond Bordeaux
The Essene Code of Life, from the original Aramaic and French translations.

VG Theosophical Bookstore stamp at foot of title.

$10 B/$5 internationally [Item# 118 RM]

International Biogenic Society 1978 softcover, 42pp.


SZEKELY Edmond Bordeaux
The Essene Science of Life, according to the Essene Gospel of Peace, introduction to Cosmotherapy.

VG Theosophical Bookstore stamp at foot of title.

$10 B/$5 internationally [Item# 119 RM]

International Biogenic Society 1981 softcover, 80pp.



SZEKELY Edmond Bordeaux  The Essene Teachings of Zarathustra Zend Avesta
VG- some dust soiling to wrapper, bookseller stamps $10 B/A Academy Books 1974 soft cover, 26pp. Overview of the essence of the Avestic teaching. [#1160 mysticism]

SZEKELY Edmond Bordeaux  The Essene Gospel of Peace book one
VG $10 B/A International Biogenic Society 1981 soft cover, 72pp. Translation of an ancient Slavonic manuscript transliteration of third century C.E. christian / essene gospel. Contains the basic principles of Nature Cure within religious context! [#1166 mysticism]

TEBECIS A. K.   Mahakari, thank god for the answers at last
A Japanese new religious movement with elements of Shintoism, Buddhism, and shamanism.

VG softback
$10 C/C
L H Yoko Shuppan 1990, 425pp+ colour plates. ISBN 095936773X [#2527 other religion, spirituality, NRM ]





WATTS Alan  Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown A Mountain Journal
VG- inscription to title page $10 A/B Vintage paperback. 208pp. [PB# 117 rel]
WEBB G E C
Gypsies, the Secret People

G VG- ex-library stamps and tape residue etc, DW tidy under sleeve with chipped head of spine.

$25 C/C [RM 179]

Herbert Jenkins 1960 first edition cloth, 189pp + plates. Survey of the British Romani gypsies and their lives on the road. Includes glossary of gypsy terma and words.


WILLIAMS Donald Lee
Border Crossings a Psychological Perspective on Carlos Castaneda's Path of Knowledge

G binding split at spine, covers rubbed to edges

$10 B/B [RM 78]

Inner City Books 1981 first edition softcover, 153pp Studies in Jungian Psychology 8. Binding is 'cracked' at centre but holding well. Jungian approach to the Yaqui Indian shaman Don Juan's teachings as presented in Castaneda's work. ISBN 0919123074 jung jungian



WILLIAMS Paul  Das Energi VG inscription to dedication page $7 B/B Warner Books 1973 soft cover, 150pp ISBN 044672386X [#598 myst]

WORSLEY Peter
The Trumpet shall sound, a study of 'Cargo Cults' in Melanesia

VG name to first page

$10 C/B [RM 129]

Paladin 1970 paperback 389pp. Tuka movement of Fiji, New Guinea, Vailala Madness, Buka, New Hebrides, the sociology of the cargo cults.

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