Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western Tradition

Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western Tradition


  • Author : G. R. S. Mead
  • Publisher : Kessinger Publishing
  • Release Date : 1993-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1564593126


Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western Tradition Book Description :

The notion that the physical body of man is as it were the exteriorization of an invisible subtle embodiment of the life of the mind is a very ancient belief. It is however, the prevailing habit of skeptical rationalism of the present day to dismiss summarily all such beliefs of antiquity as the baseless dreams of a prescientific age, and to dump them all indiscriminately into the midden of exploded superstitions. Not only do the acute intellects who upheld it in the past, dispose one to a favorable consideration of their plea; but I am persuaded that, the more deeply modern research penetrates into the more recondite regions of biology, psycho-physiology and psychology, the more readily will reason be inclined to welcome the notion as a fertile work...

The Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western Tradition

The Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western Tradition


  • Author : G. R. S. Mead
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2005-11-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596053786


The Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western Tradition Book Description :

What... is the use, in the resurrection, of a body of flesh, blood, sinews, and bones, of limbs and organs for functions of the flesh, such as eating and drinking, excretion and procreation? Are we to continue to do all these things for eternity?-from "The Resurrection-Body"The concept that the physical body is but a manifestation of a more numinous expression of the soul sounds very Eastern to modern ears, but in fact it was one of the foundations of Christianity that the tradition abandoned long ago. In this short but profound study, first published in 1919, one of the greatest thinkers on the origins of Christianity and a renowned expert on Gnostic and Hermetic literature reconnects us with an ancient belief in the divine within us all that is, su...

The Subtle Energy Body

The Subtle Energy Body


  • Author : Maureen Lockhart
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-09-23
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594776540


The Subtle Energy Body Book Description :

A global study of the psychospiritual body and its central role in the esoteric and spiritual traditions of the world • Explains the nature, purpose, and functions of the subtle body • Explores the role of the subtle body in such traditions as Alchemy, Ayurveda, Tantra, Qi Gong, and Yoga • Shows how the various layers of the subtle body provide a map for various levels of consciousness Ancient traditions of both the East and West have long maintained that the human being is a complex of material and nonmaterial systems, or energy bodies. The “subtle body” is an energetic, psychospiritual entity of several layers of increasing subtlety and metaphysical significance through which the aspirant seeks knowledge of the self and the nature of God....

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West

Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West


  • Author : Geoffrey Samuel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136766473


Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West Book Description :

Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a variety of perspectives, and includes both studies of these practices in Asian and Western contexts. The book discusses how subtle-body practices assume a quasi-material level of human existence that is intermediate between conventional concepts of body and mind. Often, this level is conceived of in terms of an invisible structure of channels, associated with the human body, through which flows of quasi-material substance take place. Contributors look at ho...

Embrace of the Daimon

Embrace of the Daimon


  • Author : Sandra Lee Dennis
  • Publisher : Sandra Lee Dennis
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0892540567


Embrace of the Daimon Book Description :

Some call the imaginal the realm of the archetypes, the home of the gods and goddesses, the land of the daimon, or the source of creativity. Others simply call it the soul. The daimon of the imaginal world facilitate the incarnation of soul into the physical body, and transforming these dark energies allows us to progress as spiritual beings, to live life from a more conscious view. Sandra Dennis suggests that attitudes devaluing the erotic, feminine, instinctual energies particularly those of sexuality, and destructiveness and the marginalization of bodily sensation itself, block these daimonic soul images from incarnating. She discusses our tendency to block these transforming forces and offers suggestions on how to embrace and reclaim them to allo...

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity


  • Author : Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199996339


The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity Book Description :

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations. This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. The geographical scope of this Handbook is unparalleled among comparable surveys of Late Antiquity; Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans all receive dedicated treatments, while the scope extends to the western kingdoms, and North Africa in t...

The Ego Tunnel
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The Ego Tunnel


  • Author : Thomas Metzinger
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786744428


The Ego Tunnel Book Description :

Examine the inner workings of the mind and learn what consciousness and a sense of self really means - and if it even exists. We're used to thinking about the self as an independent entity, something that we either have or are. In The Ego Tunnel, philosopher Thomas Metzinger claims otherwise: No such thing as a self exists. The conscious self is the content of a model created by our brain-an internal image, but one we cannot experience as an image. Everything we experience is "a virtual self in a virtual reality."But if the self is not "real," why and how did it evolve? How does the brain construct it? Do we still have souls, free will, personal autonomy, or moral accountability? In a time when the science of cognition is becoming as controversial as...

The Spirit Body

The Spirit Body


  • Author : G. R. S. Mead
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1168648831


The Spirit Body Book Description :

THIS 30 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western Tradition, by G. R. S. Mead. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1564593126....

The Hymn of Jesus

The Hymn of Jesus


  • Author : G. R. S. Mead
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2005-11-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596053793


The Hymn of Jesus Book Description :

These marvelous narratives may seem vastly fantastic to the modern mind, but to every shade of Christianity in those days, they were entirely credible.-from The Hymn of JesusLost words of Jesus? One of the greatest thinkers on the origins of Christianity and a renowned expert on Gnostic and Hermetic literature presents, in this snug volume first published in 1907, the lost teachings of Jesus. Not found in the canonical Gospels and, indeed, frequently dismissed as blasphemous or heretical or "reworked" by later editors to comply with perceived tradition, this beautiful hymn is not just of interest to Christian mystics but to anyone who values wise words well spoken.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Mead's The Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western ...