9781571746931

The Essential Mystics, Poets, Saints, and Sages: A Wisdom Treasury

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    9781571746931

  • ISBN10:

    1571746935

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-06-01
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
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Summary

The Essential Mystics, Poets, Saints, and Sagesis a treasury of quotes and passages from the great Sufi mystics, Buddhists, Hindus, Taoists, Jews, and Christians throughout the centuries. This collection, curated by religious scholar Richard Hooper, stresses the beauty of religious language and mystical experience, including hundreds of entries from world's major religious traditions, the greatest poets, mystics, sages, and saints of all time. Included are selections from William Blake, Ramakrishna, Rumi, St. John of the Cross, Osho, Tagore, Chuang Tzu, and many more. The selections are given context by the introductory essays by Hooper, which explore the Perennial Philosophy, the nature of the mystical experience, and the way of non-dualism. The Essential Mystics, Poets, Saints, and Sagesis an ideal gift as well as a source for daily guidance and support, regardless of the religious or sectarian affiliations.

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