COMPARATIVE RELIGION AND MYSTICISM BOOKS

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

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.
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).


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
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Through personal reflections and more than 700 readings from writers as diverse as Thomas Aquinas, Helen Keller, Barbara Kingsolver and Thomas More, the authors offer the reader the tools to see the world as infused with meaning.
ISBN 0684815338
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,

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Scribner 1996 first edition, 608pp
[#4855 ]



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]

Joseph CAMPBELL


CAMPBELL Joseph  
Primitive Mythology; The Masks of God vol 1
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Paleolithic and Neolithic myth, shamanism.
comparative religion, mythology

VG hardback with no jacket.
$45 C/C
Secker and Warburg 1960 first edition, viii 504pp.
[RM201 ]



CAMPBELL Joseph  
Oriental Mythology; The Masks of God vol 2
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Eastern mythology and religion, Vedic, Hindu and Buddhist India, China and Japan, Tibetan Buddhism.
comparative religion, mythology

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
$45 C/C
Secker and Warburg 1962 first edition, x 561pp.
[RM77 ]



CAMPBELL Joseph  
Occidental Mythology; The Masks of God vol 3
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Mythological motifs from the age of the Goddess, the age of the Heroes, Persia, Greece and Rome, Christianity and Islam.
comparative religion, mythology

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket, rubbed with short tears, short splash mark to closed fore edge.
$50 C/C
Secker and Warburg 1965 first edition, x 564pp.
[RM76]



CAMPBELL Joseph  
Creative Mythology; The Masks of God vol 4
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The whole inner story of modern culture since the Dark Ages, treating modern man's unique position as the creator of his own mythology.
ISBN0140194401
comparative religion, mythology

VG softback
$15 C/C
Penguin Compass 1991, xvii 730pp
[#2157 ]



CAMPBELL Joseph  
Myths to Live By
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How we recreate ancient legends in our daily lives to release human potential.
ISBN0553270885495
comparative religion, Archetypal psychology, mythology

VG paperback.
$15 C/B
Bantam 1988, 287pp.
[RM71 ]



CAMPBELL Joseph  
Myths to Live By
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How we recreate ancient legends in our daily lives to release human potential.
ISBN0553270885
comparative religion, Archetypal psychology, mythology

VG paperback.
$10 A/B
Bantam 1973, x 287pp.
[pb1643 ]



CAMPBELL Joseph and Bill MOYERS  
The Power of Myth
A conversation with Joseph Campbell.
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An interview / conversation with Campbell, illustrated throughout in the margins and with full page colour plates.
ISBN0385247745
comparative religion, Archetypal psychology, mythology

VG large softback.
$20 B/C
Doubleday 1988.
[RM15 ]



CAMPBELL Joseph  
Reflections on the Art of living
A Joseph Campbell Companion
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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 religion, Archetypal psychology, mythology

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, jacket has sunned spine.
Quarter cloth with marker ribbon.
$35 C/C
Harper Collins 1991 first edition, 311pp.
[#4618 ]


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


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.

Carlos CASTANEDA


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


WILLIAMS Donald Lee 
Border Crossings
A Psychological Perspective on Carlos Castaneda's Path of Knowledge
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Studies in Jungian Psychology 8.
Jungian approach to the Yaqui Indian shaman Don Juan's teachings as presented in Castaneda's work.
ISBN 0919123074

G+ softback, binding split at spine and is 'cracked' at centre but holding well, covers rubbed to edges
$10 B/B
Inner City Books 1981 first edition, 153pp
[#4628 ]



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
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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
metaphysics, cosmology, traditionalism, perrennial philosophy, gnosis

VG stapled wrappers
$15 C/B
Perrennial Books 1978, pp 131-256.
[#4919 ]



COULIANO I. P.  
Out of this World; Otherworldly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein
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This book takes the reader on a fantastic journey through a wide range of cultures and traditions to examine the phenomenon of ecstatic visionary experiences.
From the Sumerian Gilgamesh and the Taoist Immortals to the imaginative fiction of Jorge Luis Borges, the author provides a comprehensive tour of otherworldly journeys common from immemorial times among shamans, magicians, and witches, and illustrates their connection with such modern phenomena as altered states of consciousness, out-of-body experiences, and near-death experiences.
ISBN0877734887
shamanism, altered states, astral projection, trance, Taoist, Cabalistic, GnosticPlato, Neo-platonism

VG softback, name and address in pen to fep.
$15 C/C
Shambala 1991, xvi 267pp.
[#3458 ]





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
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A new edition of Divine Horsemen (1953).
A scholarly survey of voodoo in Haiti, with an introduction by Joseph Campbell.
ISBN0586082433
witchcraft, african, caribbean, occult, Santeria

VG- softback
$20 A/B
Paladin 1975, 318pp
[#2880, 4130 ]



DOSSEY Larry 
Recovering the Soul
A Scientific and Spiritual Search
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Gives 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.
An alternative view of human consciousness, a theory of mind and being independent of matter, time, and space.
As a physician, Dossey has often confronted events and miraculous cures in his patients that cannot be explained by conventional science.
Drawing from the latest research, Dr. Dossey synthesizes the ideas of eminent scientists such as Schrödinger, Einstein, Gödel, and Margenau, with the time-honored knowledge of visionaries and mystics to present convincing evidence for a nonlocal, holistic view of mind and reality that can explain transcendental experiences.
In short, he provides new proof of the existence of the soul.
Supported by thoughts from Lao Tzu and Jung, Meister Eckhart and Rilke, as well as from ancient texts such as the Upanishads
A penetrating exploration of the nexus of mysticism and healing, religion and physics.
ISBN 055334790X

G+ softback, sunned spine binding opens flat at centre.
$15 C/C
Bantam 1989, x 319pp
[#4616 ]


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
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A complete academic study of various traditions of mysticism around the world, past and present.
ISBN0136088023
religion, gnosis, illumination, text

G+ softback with sunned covers.
$10 C/B
Prentice Hall 1980, 194pp.
[#4464 ]



FAUSSET Hugh I'Anson 
The Lost Dimension
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An investigation of spirituality in Western rational society, as referenced by philosophers and thinkers.
Contents: At Home with the Unconscious, Existence and Being, The Way of Holiness.
mindfulness, buddhism, spirituality, western

VG softback with dust jacket with minor rubbing. Name and date to half title.
$15 C/A
Stuart and Watkins 1966 first edition, 80pp.
[#3810 ]



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 material click here.


GOLD E. J. 
The Joy of Sacrifice
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Secrets of the Sufi Way
The 1970s classic of spirituality complete with photos and eighteen drawings of spiritual teachers corresponding to the eighteen sacrifices on this path.
A book which has inspired many since its first publication.
ISBN 0895560038
mysticism, spirituality, sufi

VG- softback.
$20 C/B
Published by IDHHB Inc. 1978 first edition, 246pp.
[#4583 ]



GREGORY Eileen 
Summoning the Familiar; Powers and Rites of Common Life
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Three essays attempt to evoke a sense of the powers of the soul which dwell in individual lives and in culture.
"Human Making and the Fires of the Earth" brings new perspective to the myth of Prometheus, looking beyond the modern image of the Titan as the patron of Technology and instead seeing him in terms of the work with fire which he has made possible and necessary in human life.
"The Myth of the Lyric World" explores moments of intimate revelation within ordinary life.
"Friendship: A Marginal and Mixes Bond" considers this often sentimentalized love as one of the most awesome of human potentialities.
Jungian approach to religious myths in literature.
Literary Criticism-Literary and Cultural Studies.
ISBN0911005048
keywords

VG softcover
$15 C/B
Pegasus Foundation 1983 first edition, 90pp.
[#4468 ]



GREY Alex, Ken WILBER and Carlo McCormick 
Sacred Mirrors, The Visionary Art of Alex Grey
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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.
50 colour plates.
ISBN0892813148
art, new age, philosophy, mysticism

VG softback with slightly bumped corners.
343 x 266 mm
$30 D/C
Inner Traditions International 1990, 96pp
[#4495 ]


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
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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.


JINARAJADASA C. 
In His Name
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How individuals are guided to God's Plan by the Masters of the Great White Brotherhood.
A Theosophical work written in 1912
Contents: The Real and the Unreal, The Master, God's Plan, Those who direct God's Plan, The Plan of the Master, Discipleship, In His name.
spirituality, mysticism, theosophy

VG hardback with no dust jacket, a very small book.
Name to half-title page.
$15 A/A
Theosophical Publishing House Adyar 1961 (5th edition), xii + 64pp
[#3822 ]


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


KHAN Sufi Inayat  
The Book of Health
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Writings on natural and spiritual healing taken from The Sufi Message of Inayat Khan.
Includes diet, breathing, food and prayer.
ISBN0900217057
health, healing, positive thought

VG softback
$15 C/B
Sufi Publishing Company 1974, 106pp.
[#3880 ]


KRISHNAMURTI


KRISHNAMURTI Jiddu with foreword by Aldous Huxley. 
The First and Last Freedom
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Edited excerpts from Krishnamurti's public talks and discussions.
He emphasized the importance of release from entrapment in the 'network of thought' through a perceptual process of attention, observation or 'choiceless awareness' which would release the true perception of reality without mediation of any authority, or guru.
ISBN0575004169
theosophy, spirituality, philosophy, mindfullness

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$20 C/B
Gollancz 1977, 288pp.
[#1744, 3684 ]


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]

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  
The Three Candles of Little Veronica
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An allegorical fantasy story of a child's soul in this world and the other.
Illustrated by Iris Guarducci and Doris Karsell.
Translated by Rosamond Reinhardt.
Full page colour plates.
Rudolf Steiner, anthroposophy

G+ trade paperback, some handling wear and soiling to covers, minor foxing.
$15 C/C
Waldorf Books 1972 first thus unspecified limited edition,192pp + plates.
[#4903 ]



LEWIS Murshid Samuel L. 
Introduction to Spiritual Brotherhood: Science, Mysticism and the New Age
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A prophetic synthesis of Eastern Mysticism and Western Science by a Sufi.
ISBN 091542407X
mysticism, sufism, spirituality

VG softback
$15 C/B
Sufi Islamaia / Prophecy Publications 1981, 110pp
[#4860 ]



LI YU 
The Before Midnight Scholar, the Jou Pu Tuan of Li Yu
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Translated from the German version of Franz Kuhn.
Also known as 'The Prayer Mat of Flesh', a classic Taoist pillow book in novel format, teaching of the dangers of excessive carnality.
tao, daoism, chinese, philosophy, history, tantra

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket, chipped and worn to edges.
$20 C/C
Deutsch 1965 first thus, 296pp.
[#4994 ]



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]




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
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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.


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


NEIHARDT John G. 
Black Elk Speaks
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Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950), a Medicine Man of the Oglala Sioux / Lakota Native American tribe, described his life to Neihardt.
Black Elk was at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and he survived the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre.
ISBN0349125228
Ghost dance, indian, native american spirituality

VG softback
$10 C/B
Abacus 1974, 191pp + plates illustrated by Standing Bear.
[#3607 ]




Derek NEVILLE

Derek Neville was a poet of the spirit of nature, and the divine in the world about us.
Upon leaving school he excelled as an insurance broker, but after an existential crisis when he was 21 he left home with a card in his pocket reading; 'Derek Neville, in search of God'. He spent six years wandering the Brirish country, sleeping rough, and selling handwritten copies of his poems door-to-door.
During this time spent with other destitute men, he was aware of a deepening sense of the Divine within and around him, and felt a deep connection with God, but did not limit himself to a Christian doctrine.

NEVILLE Derek 
Windows
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Inspirational thoughts on the nature of life and existence, the divine in nature, and the meaning of life.
perrenial philosophy, spirituality, Itteringham Mill

VG- hardback in VG dust jacket, unclipped with printed price of 6/' with some wear, small name to first page.
This copy is lacking the title page, otherwise a tidy copy.
$15 C/B
Davenport (1949) First Edition, 174pp.
[#4271 ]



NEVILLE Derek 
The Remarkable Story of the Swans at Itteringham Mill
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After time as an itinerant poet, Neville settled at Itteringham Mill, which he shared with the swans that are the subject of this meditation.
perrenial philosophy, spirituality,

VG softback with pictorial paper wrapper, one tiny tea spot to cover.
$15 A/A
Self published by the author undated. 8pp.
[#4519 ]



NEVILLE Derek 
Breaking Through
New poems.
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More religious/ metaphysical poems from a modern mystic.
ISBN0705101371
perrenial philosophy, spirituality,

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with well rubbed edges .
$15 C/A
Mitre Press 1972 first edition, 64pp.
[RM68 ]



NEVILLE Derek 
The Garden of Silence, and Put off Thy Shoes.
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Christian mysticism, poetry.
ISBN0853052093
christian, devotion, spirituality

VG softback.
$15 C/A
Arthur James 1979 first revised edition, 79pp.
[#3635 ]




PRINGLE-PATTISON A. Seth 
Studies in The Philosophy of Religion
Partly based on the Gifford Lectures (1923)
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Traces religion from it's earliest expressions amongst animists and ancestor worship through monotheism to Gentile christianity and theological christianity.
philosophy of religion, mystery religions, classical greece

G+ ex library (cancelled), boards rubbed, stamps etc, shelf mark to spine, clean internally.
$15 C/C
Oxford University 1930 first edition, vi 256pp.
[#4473 ]


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
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Metaphysical mystical interpretation of the idea of the human soul in the writings of Plato.
theosophy, soteriology, classical philosophy

VG hardback in VG- price clipped dust jacket with some insect damage to spine.
$30 C/B
The Shrine of Wisdom 1968 cloth, 68pp.
[#4466 ]



RAM Nilakanta Sri  
Life's Deeper Aspects
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Eight addresses on spiritual matters by the fifth President of the Theosophical Society, an early member who had known Olcott, Besant, Arundale and Jinarajadasa.
theosophy, hinduism, occult

VG hardback in VG dust jacket under plastic sleeve, may have adhesive bleed along the edges of the jacket.
$20 A/B
Theosophical Publishing House 1968, 152pp.
[#3755 ]


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 Jelaluddin
Translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne, A J Arberry and Reynold Nicholson.
 
The Essential Rumi
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The primary poetry of Jelaluddin Rumi, a Sufi mystic and poet, in a modern translation.
ISBN9780785808718
mysticism, islam, muslim, sufi

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


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]

SCHURE Edouard translated by Georgia Raspberry. 
The Great Initiates, a Study of the Secret History of Religions
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Metaphysical look at the figures of Rama, Krishna, Hermes, Moses, Orpheus, Pythagoras, Plato, and Jesus.
ISBN0060671254
keywords

G+ softback.
Spine and covers sunned, call number to spine, ownership markings to title and half-title.
$15 C/C
Harper and Row (1961) 526pp.
[#4493 ]


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

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
Edmond Bordeaux Szekely (1905–1979) was a Hungarian philologist/linguist, philosopher, psychologist and natural living experimenter.
He claimed to have translated a text he discovered at the Vatican called The Essene Gospel of Peace which he published in four parts over several decades.
Szekely claimed that he had found and translated several obscure Hebrew and Aramaic texts which he said proved the Essenes were vegetarians, and that vegetarianism was prescribed by Jesus.
Szekely's writings challenged the conventional assumptions about the life and teachings of Jesus.
The International Biogenic Society which he founded espouses meditation, simple living and vegetarianism.


SZEKELY Edmond Bordeaux 
The Essene Gospel of Peace
book one
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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!
essene, apocrypha, hebrew, aramaic, mysticism, biogenics

VG softback
$10 C/A
International Biogenic Society 1981, 72pp.
[#1166 ]

VG softback
$10 C/A
Academy of Creative Living 1970 (14th edition), 62pp.
[#3815 ]



SZEKELY Edmond Bordeaux 
The Gospel of the Essenes books 2 and 3.
The Unknown Books of the Essenes and Lost Scrolls of the Essene Brotherhood.
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Books Two and Three of the Gospel of the Essenes, translated from the original Hebrew and Aramaic.
The pure original words of Jesus and his disciple John.
Book One (not present in this printing) is The Gospel of Peace of Jesus Christ.
ISBN0852071353
new age, essene, mysticism, christian, enoch, moses, angels, dead sea scrolls

VG hardback with VG dust jacket, name and bookseller stamp to free end paper.
$35 C/B
C W Daniel 1976 first UK issue, 221pp.
[#3806 ]



SZEKELY Edmond Bordeaux 
The Essene Teachings of Zarathustra
Zend Avesta
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An overview of the essence of the Avestic teaching.
persian, aryan, philosophy, zoroastrian, zoroaster, mysticism, International Biogenic Society, biogenics

VG- softback with some dust soiling to wrapper, bookseller stamps.
$10 C/A
Academy Books 1974 soft cover, 26pp.
[#1160 ]



SZEKELY Edmond Bordeaux 
The Essene Science of Life
According to the Essene Gospel of Peace.
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An introduction to Cosmotherapy.
biogenics, nature cure, natural therapy

VG softback with Theosophical Bookstore stamp at foot of title.
$10 C/A
International Biogenic Society 198, 80pp.
[#119 ]



SZEKELY Edmond Bordeaux 
The Essene Code of Life
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Szekely proposes a spiritual and nutritional way of life based on Essene practices recorded in the original Aramaic texts and French translations.
biogenics, essenes, mysticism

VG softback with Theosophical Bookstore stamp at foot of title.
$10 C/A
International Biogenic Society 1978, 42pp.
[#118 ]



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 ]





WATSON E L Grant 
The Mystery of Physical Life
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The author, a zoologist, questions the absolute mechanism of Darwinian Evolution, and with examples from Nature posits a pantheistic understanding of biological facts.
Jung has contributed some comments which appear as footnotes.
nature, pantheism, C G Jung, spirituality

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with some minor chipping loss.
$8 C/B
Abelard Schuman 1964 first edition, 156pp.
[#3834 ]


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 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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