Description : Evola articulates the close relationship between the physical rigors of mountain climbing and the ascent of the initiate toward self-transcendence. Julius Evola, a leading exponent of esoteric thought, was also an ardent mountain climber who personally scaled the peaks of the Tyrols, Alps, and Dolomites. For Evola the physical conquest of a mountain, with all the courage, self-transcendence and mental lucidity that it entails, becomes an inseparable and complementary part of spiritual awakening. It is no coincidence that many ancient cultures chose mountains as the abodes of their gods and considered the rigorous ascent of peaks as the task of heroes and initiates. In modern times, which tend to suffocate the heroic with naked self interest, the mountain still forms part of the profound dimension of spirit where the soul finds within itself more than what it thought itself to be. In Meditations on the Peaks, Evola combines recollections of his own experiences with reflections on other inspirational men and women who shared his view of the transcendent greatness of mountains.
Description : Explains how women can heal deep emotional pain through a new therapeutic approach that combines mindfulness meditation with psychotherapy. Includes guided meditations on an accompanying 60-minute CD. Original.
Description : Nab Saheb & Denys X. Arbaris. Bergmetal: Oro-Emblems of the Musical Beyond. ISBN-13: 978-1494907204 ISBN-10: 1494907208. HWORDE, 2014. 116 pages. Bergmetal is a collaborative exploratory tract on the trisonic intersections of MOUNTAINS, MYSTICISM, and HEAVY METAL. Mixing theoretical reflection and studious redaction into ascending gestures of alpine musical thought, the book proceeds via seven poetic emblems plus commentary addressing works by Bathory, Darkthrone, Sleep, Aluk Todolo, Omega Massif, Schrei aus Stein, and Sapthuran. Opening essays by the authors on the ideals and history of the bergmetal genre provide a logistical starting point and contextual basecamp. “A casual email…a voidal exposure…! In this slim volume, metal, lyrics, and philosophy combine - “with spirit deathless, endless, infinite” – to launch a ferocious assault on the imagination!” – Manabrata Guha, Prize Fellow, Univ. of Bath “A strange creature I am now, burnt by the sun and yet frozen, clung onto my will to take just another step” — Stormcrow “Metal! Mysticism! Mountains! Whoever loves one will be interested in this book. Whoever loves two will like it. Whoever loves all three might be in paradise.” – Nicola Masciandaro (Brooklyn College) “An ascent into the wilderness of alpine aesthetics and heavy metallurgies, with poetry, mysticism, and esoteric philosophy illuminating the peaks and abysses of sublime human experience alongside the indifferent expanse of geological time.” — RH, Schrei aus Stein
Description : Developed in the spirit of C.G. Jung, and extended by the work of James Hillman, Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field grows directly from the soil of the Romantic Movement of the 19th century, itself a rebellion against the legacy of Enlightenment fundamentalism, which emphasized the literal reality of the world, and feasted on Measurement and the quantification of all knowledge. These essays build on the observation outlined by Jung in his provocative introduction to The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature: "Since it is a characteristic of the psyche not only to be the source of all productivity but, more especially, to express itself in all the activities and achievements of the human mind, we can nowhere grasp the nature of the psyche per se but can meet it only in its various manifestations". (p 85) We believe the essays in this volume honor the spirit of Jung’s regard for the psyche’s diverse expressions. (Pacifica Institute) Contents Introduction: Pacifica Graduate Institute – Unfolding a Dream A Note from the Editors Chapter 1: The Contemplative Self – The Spiritual Journey and Therapeutic Work by Charles Asher Chapter 2: Creativity as an Archetypal Calling by Dianne Skafte Chapter 3: Psyche’s Silent Muse – Desert and Wilderness by Dennis Patrick Slattery Chapter 4: Sigmund Freud’s Mythology of Soul – The Body As Dwelling Place of Soul by Christine Downing Chapter 5: A Depth Psychological Approach to the Sacred by Lionel Corbett Chapter 6: Religious Pluralism in the Service of the Psyche by Patrick J. Mahaffey Chapter 7: The Challenge to Stay Open – Buber and Bion by Avedis Panajian Chapter 8: Dreams are Alive by Stephen Aizenstat Chapter 9: Telling Our Stories – Making Meaning from Myth and Memoir by Maureen Murdock Chapter 10: Divinities of Marriage by Ginette Paris Chapter 11: The Chrysalis Experience – A Mythology for Times of Transition by Hendrika de Vries Chapter 12: Look Out – Three Occasions of Public Excitation by James Hillman Chapter 13: ‘A Myth is as Good as a Smile!’ – The Mythology of a Consumerist Culture by David L. Miller Chapter 14: Yes, Indeed! Do Call the World The Vale of Soul Making – Reveries Toward an Archetypal Presence by Robert Romanyshyn Chapter 15: Seeding Liberation – A Dialogue Between Depth Psychology and Liberation Psychology by Mary Watkins Chapter 16: The Presence of Absence: Mapping Postcolonial Spaces by Helene Shulman Lorenz Chapter 17: Prisoners of our Imagination – The Boys Inside the American Gulag by Aaron Kipnis
Description : This is a story of creation and change, of prophecy and fulfillment in the world we all journey through--a world the Hopi call koyaanisqatsi, or "world out of balance." A heartfelt and reverential view of the Hopi Way as seen by one of the few white men to have lived within this ancient culture, Meditations with the Hopi imparts to us the essence of the Hopi experience--from child's first cry to soul's departure, each transition celebrated in song and ritual.
Description : Drawing from original texts on self-mastery, Evola discusses two Hindu movements--Tantrism and Shaktism--which emphasize a path of action to gain power over energies latent within the body.
Description : Transform Your Pain into Possibility Many losses go unrecognized or are subtle. Some are life-changing. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, a relationship, or a job, the energy of grief often weighs heavily upon our hearts. These losses can accumulate and make it difficult for us to enjoy life. This book provides readers with powerful tools to transform and recover from any kind of loss and reawaken to the possibility of joy in their lives. Are you having difficulty moving forward after a significant loss? Are you searching for meaning and purpose in your life? Have you lost your sense of self or identity as a result of a significant loss? The powerful tools and techniques shared in this book will teach you how to: triumph over tragedy transform your pain mend a broken heart recover from trauma move forward
Description : This important survey of alchemical symbols and doctrines sets forth the mysterious worldview and teachings of the practitioners of the "royal art." One of the leading exponents of the Hermetic tradition, Julius Evola demonstrates the singularity of subject matter that lies behind the words of all adepts in all ages, showing how alchemy--often misunderstood as primitive chemistry or a mere template for the Jungian process of "individuation"--is nothing less than a universal secret science of human and natural transformation. First published in 1931 in Italian. This is the first English translation. Draws from a host of sources in the Western esoteric tradition--works on theurgy, magic, and gnosticism from neoplatonic, Arab, and medieval sources.
Description : The book is a collection of assorted essays which chronicles the author's professional business failures and his struggle to recover from economic demise; as well as his frequent road-trips - oft times alone, and sometimes with young grandsons - by way of adventure and in his quest to acquire and compile a family genealogy. It includes philosophical essays dealing with the nature of reality, delusion, and miracles; as well as essays that deal with his concerns pertaining to political and economic threats to the nation. And finally, a few brief essays concerning observations of odd phenomena from the natural world. In all, a variety of topics such as to suggest the necessity of even a specialist for delving into the realm of a generalist.