The author of Homage to the Sun journeys around the world to explore the vital, living world of Christian mysticism, a collection of practices and teachings based on ancient Christian traditions. 12,500 first printing.
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Kyriacos C. Markides has written several books about Christian mysticism, including The Magus of Strovolos, Riding with the Lion, Homage to the Sun, and Fire in the Heart. A professor of sociology at the University of Maine, he lives in Stillwater, Maine, with his wife, Emily.From Library Journal:
Despite his promising subtitle, Markides (sociology, Univ. of Maine) will disappoint readers interested in classical Christian mysticism. Anecdotal evidence for paranormal phenomena such as teleportation, clairvoyance, levitation, dematerialization, and channeling, along with a disorganized collage of references to Marx, Nietzsche, Plato, Huston Smith, P.D. Ouspensky, etc., are presented in the first part of the book. Markides does not succeed in his attempt to place New Age religion and paranormal psychology within the context of classical mysticism. Where he does succeed is in the account of his visit to the monasteries of Mount Athos on the coast of Greece and his encounter there with monks of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Libraries with collections in New Age materials and parapsychology will want to consider this book, but collections in Christian mysticism would be better served by such recent publications as Evelyn Underhill's classic Mysticism (Oxford Univ. Pr., 1993. reprint).
Linda V. Carlisle, Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville
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Descrizione libro Viking, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0670857807
Descrizione libro Viking, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110670857807