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  • ISBN: 9780226453798
  • ISBN10: 0226453790

Roads of Excess, Palaces of Wisdom Eroticism and Reflexivity in the Study of Mysticism

by Jeffrey J. Kripal

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/2002
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Preface: Sex, Secrecy, and the Sacred Introduction: Roads of Excess 1. Eyeing the Burning Wings: Analyzing the Mystical Experience of Love in Evelyn Underhill's Mysticism (1911) Secret Talk: The Vajr~Vva Vision 2. The Passion of Louis Massignon: Sublimating the Homoerotic Gaze inThe Passion of al-Hall~j(1922) Secret Talk: Heroic Heretical Heterosexuality 3. The Doors of Deception: R. C. Zaehner's Ethical and Erotic Challenges to Monistic Experience inMysticism Sacred and Profane(1957) andDiscordant Concord(1970) Secret Talk: Writing Out (of) That Night 4. Writing Out of the Light at the Center: Reading Agehananda Bharati's Tantric Trilogy (1960, 1965, 1976) Secret Talk: The Descent 5. The Mystical Mirror of Hermeneutics: Gazing into Elliot Wolfson'sSpeculum(1994) Secret Talk: Svapna-Siddha Conclusion: Palaces of Wisdom Notes Bibliography Index
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