Angels A to Z by James R. Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

By James R. Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Written through a well-known authority on nontraditional non secular movements, this resource is the most accomplished books on angels and similar themes at the moment to be had. greater than three hundred entries are integrated and drawn from a number of religions, similar to Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, in addition to from pop culture. A number of angel issues are mentioned, including celebrity angels, classifications of angels, vague angels nonetheless awaiting their significant holiday, father or mother angels, fallen angels, Anaheim angels, biblical figures linked to angels, angels in artwork and architecture, and angels within the media and literature. Angels also are mentioned when it comes to the occult and metaphysics, with entries on UFOs, fairies, and witches.

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Irigaray and Stone: ‘Oneness’ and ‘Being-Two’ 39 To become enlightened does not presuppose that we renounce our concrete experience. , for example, The Upanishad of the Yoga and most of The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali). Breathing and energetic experience can awaken diverse chakras, becoming more and more subtle, but not for all that abstract. The mystic experience is then en-stasis rather than ek-stasis, this latter leaving the corporeal site of the self. The most important problem is how to reach enlightened en-stasis as and in two.

The Western cultural model seems, most of the time, to obey abstract principles or ideas with respect to the body. Reaching an intelligible level then implies relinquishing the sensibility, which is linked up to the body. Even sensory perceptions are not cultivated in the West as a possible way of making the mind and the self blossom. But it is not only in the West, I am afraid, that spirit forces the body to submit to abstract models. All the neuter, so-called neutral, models are abstract, and the scientific and technological world, which is henceforth ours, risks rendering abstraction the most universal model which imposes its law on us.

For years, I did not perceive the changes in my manner of thinking which resulted from my practice. After about ten years, I noted that I really thought differently. And it is the case still today. It is difficult to express the difference in a few words. I could say that I feel a greater liberty in the unfolding of my thinking, and that my thoughts take place in a wider space, with words that I decide to use for their poetic or creative value and not for an appropriateness already fixed by cultural rules.

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