Description : In 1982 there appeared a remarkable book, written by an author who wished to remain anonymous, entitled Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism. This book was destined to become a spiritual classic of the twentieth century. Distinguished scholar Antoine Faivre called it "the most beautiful and instructive book of the twentieth century concerning western esotericism." Father Bede Griffiths said "to me it is the last word in wisdom." Trappist Abbot Basil Pennington wrote "it is such a rich collection of wisdom drawn from such a staggering number of diverse sources that it leaves the mind almost reeling. Besides the Bible we find the Upanishads, the Cabbala, the Hermeticists, and men as diverse as Origen and Chardin, Plato and Bergson, Jung and John of the Cross, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. It is without doubt the most extraordinary work I have ever read." And Cardinal Hans Urs von Balthasar described the author as "a thinking, praying Christian of unmistakable purity." Students of Meditations on the Tarot now have cause for celebration, for in 2007 a collection of the author's notes was published - preliminary studies of the images of the Tarot cards, illustrating the method he followed. This methodology is now revealed for the first time in English translation through the inclusion of material published in Part Two of this volume. Unfortunately, the notes cover only the last nine Arcana, from XIV to XXII, the notes to the first thirteen Arcana having gone missing. Part One comprises three lectures held by Robert Powell, the translator of Meditations on the Tarot into English from the original French manuscript. These lectures, held in California in 2006, 2007, and 2008, were delivered to an audience of friends of Christian Hermeticism, who gather every year to converse and share concerning the path of Christian Hermeticism. The second lecture, in particular, serves as an introduction to Part II. Also included is additional background material from the Luxembourg (Kairos) and German (Achamoth) editions.
Description : The Wandering Fool is at it again. Three years ago Passing Thoughts of a Wandering Fool became the first book published by J.R. Wheeless. It was a collection of past thoughts, and a rather small and crude publication, but it led the way. This current morsel of twisted thoughts starts off in a rather macabre fashion, but they don
Description : Amid the variety of human experiences, the comic occupies a distinctive place. It is simultaneously ubiquitous, relative, and fragile. In this book, Peter L. Berger reflects on the nature of the comic and its relationship to other human experiences. Berger contends that the comic is an integral aspect of human life, yet one that must be approached and analyzed circumspectly and circuitously. Beginning with an exploration of the anatomy of the comic, Berger addresses humor in philosophy, physiology, psychology, and the social sciences before turning to a discussion of different types of comedy and finally suggesting a theology of the comic in terms of its relationship to folly, redemption, and transcendence. Along the way, the reader is treated to a variety of jokes on a variety of topics, with particular emphasis on humor and its relationship to religion. Originally published in 1997, the second edition includes a new preface reflecting on Berger’s work in the intervening years, particularly on the relationship between humor and modernity.
Description : A dark psychological mystery examines the essence of the tortured soul of a serial killer. Eight men learn of a fabulous cache of gold hidden in the hills near Congress, Arizona. But a mysterious serial killer, the Lord of the Wings, stands in their way. The actual cache of gold, revealed within the narrative, remains undiscovered to this day. The story within the story details how the real treasure was hidden over a century ago and reveals its likely location. The author is offering a 90% finders fee for anyone who discovers the riches through the use of facts in this book.
Description : CONRAD THE GOOD serves as court jester to a most unworthy master: Lord Otto “the Witless,” who rarely appreciates jesting and acrobatics and more often rewards his good fool with a good whipping. So one night, Conrad flees, leaving Otto’s realm in search of a more enlightened master—taking with him only his noble horse, Blackspur, and his beloved, the servant girl Christa the Fair. As they take to the road, they soon learn that along with their quest comes hardship. But for all the hardships they encounter, there are as many unexpected joys and friends in unexpected places, and there is always their love for one another. And always, their destination lies before them: somewhere, a sanctuary where they’ll have the freedom to be together and be themselves. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : This is the seventh volume of a new series of publications by Delphi Classics, the best-selling publisher of classical works. Many poetry collections are often poorly formatted and difficult to read on eReaders. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the poetical works and plays of W. B. Yeats, with illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version: 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Yeats' life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Ten poetry collections – the most poems possible due to US copyright restrictions * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems and plays * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * 19 plays, including rare dramas appearing for the first time in digital print * Features two autobiographies - discover Yeats' literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: to comply with US copyright restrictions, poetry collections, plays and autobiographical works published after 1922 cannot appear in this volume. Once these later works enter the US public domain, they will be added as a free update to the eBook. CONTENTS The Poetry Collections The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics The Wind Among The Reeds Poems from the Shadowy Waters Two Narrative Poems In the Seven Woods The Green Helmet and Other Poems Responsibilities The Wild Swans at Coole Michael Robartes and The Dancer The Poems List of Poems in Chronological Order List of Poems in Alphabetical Order The Plays The Countess Cathleen The Land of Heart’s Desire Diarmuid and Grania Where There is Nothing Cathleen ni Houlihan The Hour-Glass The Pot of Broth The King’s Threshold On Baile’s Strand Deirdre The Unicorn from the Stars The Green Helmet The Shadowy Waters The Hour-Glass (verse version) At the Hawk’s Well The Dreaming of the Bones The Only Jealousy of Emer Calvary The Player Queen The Autobiographies Reveries over Childhood and Youth The Trembling of the Veil
Description : The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats includes all of the poems authorized by Yeats for inclusion in his standard canon. Breathtaking in range, it encompasses the entire arc of his career, from luminous reworkings of ancient Irish myths and legends to passionate meditations on the demands and rewards of youth and old age, from exquisite, ocasionally whimsical songs of love, nature, and art to somber and angry poems of life in a nation torn by war and uprising. In observing the development of rich and recurring images and themes over the course of his body of work, we can trace the quest of this century's greatest poet to unite intellect and artistry in a single magnificent vision. Revised and corrected, this edition includes Yeats's own notes on his poetry, complemented by explanatory notes from esteemed Yeats scholar Richard J. Finneran. The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats is the most comprehensive edition of one of the world's most beloved poets available.
Description : The eminent poet and scholar Kathleen Raine, leading exponent of "the learning of the imagination," brings together all her essays on Yeats (some never before printed) covering many aspects of the traditions and influences that informed his great poetry. In saluting Raine's "magnificent achievement in this rich and learned book," Professor Augustine Martin of University College Dublin states that she "irradiates [Yeats] and every corner of his work. Her unique and unanswerable contribution to Yeatsian criticism is to establish his authority as an immensely learned poet and thinker in the tradition of Plato and the Eternal Philosophy." Contains over 140 illustrations.