Awareness of the Sacred - Books

Cosmology

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Borella, Jean The Sense of the Supernatural
Bolton, Robert The Order of the Ages: World History in the Light of a Universal Cosmogony
Burckhardt, Titus Alchemy: Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul
Chittick, William Self-Disclosure of God, The: Principles of Ibn Al-Arabi's Cosmology
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. Yaksas: Essays on Water Cosmology
Critchlow, Keith Islamic Patterns: An Analytical and Cosmological Approach
Eliade, Mircea The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History
Nasr, S.H. Religion and the Order of Nature
Perry, Whitall The Widening Breach: Evolution in the Mirror of Cosmology
Schuon, Frithjof Castes and Races

Mircea Eliade, The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History Born in Bucharest, educated in Calcutta, and a professor at the Sorbonne before settling at the University of Chicago, Eliade was considered the foremost authority on religion in the world. He was also an original writer of fiction and short stories, blending philosophy, mythology, fantasy, and personal narrative. (The Readers Catalog)

Myth, Symbol, Folklore, and Epic
Blake, William Blake's Job: William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job
Blake, William A Blake Dictionary: The Ideas and Symbols of William Blake
Buber, Martin Tales of the Hasidim
Burkhardt, Titus Chartes and the Birth of the Cathedral
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists
Cowan, James The Elements of Aborigine Tradition
Damon, Foster A Blake Dictionary: The Ideas and Symbols of William Blake
Danielou, Alain The Myths and Gods of India: The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism
Evola, Julius Mystery of the Grail: Initiation and Magic in the Quest for the Spirit
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists. A very engaging retelling of Indian myths; co-authored by the renowned art historian A.K. Coomaraswamy.  
Myth, Symbol, Folklore, and Epic (1,  2)
Nature and Art
Blake, William Blake's Water-Colours for the Poems of Thomas Gray with Complete Text
Blake, William Blake's Job: William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job
Blake, William The Book of Urizen: A Facsimile in Full Color
Blake, William The Human Form Divine: William Blake from the Paul Mellon Collection
Chittick, William Self-Disclosure of God: The Principles of Ibn Al-Arabi's Cosmology
Critchlow, Keith Islamic Patterns: An Analytical and Cosmological Approach
Danielou, Alain Music and the Power of Sound: The Influence of Tuning and Interval on Consciousness
Evola, Julius Meditations on the Peaks: Mountain Climbing as a Metaphor for the Spiritual Quest
McKibben, Bill The End of Nature
Nasr, Seyyed Hossein Islamic Art and Spirituality
Nasr, Seyyed Hossein Man and Nature: The Spiritual Crisis in Modern man
Nasr, Seyyed Hossein Religion and the Order of Nature
Schuon, Frithjof Images of Primordial and Mystic Beauty
Prophets, Saints, Sages, and Teachers
Al-Ghazali The Alchemy of Happiness
Arnaldez, Roger Averroes: A Rationalist in Islam
Attar, Farid Ud-Din The Conference of the Birds
Berry, Raymond The Spiritual Athlete: A Primer for the Inner Life
Berthold, George Maximus Confessor: Selected Writings
Boehme, Jacob Jacob Boehme
Boehm, Jacob The "Key" of Jacob Boehme
Butterworth, Charles Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics
Chang, Garma C.C. The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: The life-Story and Teaching of the Greatest Poet-Saint Ever to Appear in the History of Buddhism
Ray Berry, The Spiritual Athlete: A Primer for the Inner LifeAn example of the independent press at its best" (Wilson Library Bulletin), this book "makes available the spiritual message of some of the most outstanding mystics in an accessible language" (Seyyed Hossein Nasr, professor of Islamic Studies, George Washington University). "Reading The Spiritual Athlete makes one want to go into training immediately".--Huston Smith, author of The Religions of Man. (Joshua Press)  
Chittick, William Imaginal Worlds: Ibn 'Arabi and the Problem of Religious Diversity
Chittick, William The Self-Disclosure of God: Principles of Ibn Al-Arabi's Cosmology
Colledge, Edmund et. al. Meister Eckhart: The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises and Defense
Eriugena, John Scotus The Voice of the Eagle: The Heart of Celtic Christianity
Evans-Wentz, W.Y. Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa: A Biography from the Tibetan
Flinders, Carol Lee Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics
Furlong, Monica The Wisdom of Julian of Norwich

Prophets, Saints, Sages and Teachers (1,  2)

Scripture and Sacred Texts
Chittick, William The Faith and Practice of Islam: Three 13th Century Sufi Texts
Conze, Edward Buddhist Scriptures
Dalai Lama Kalachakra Tantra: Rite of Initiation
Hopkins, Jeffrey Buddhist Advice for Living and Liberation: Nagarjuna's Precious Garlan
Kadloubovsky, E. Writings from the Philokalia on the Prayer of the Heart
Norbu, Chogyal Namkhai The Supreme Source: The fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde
Prabhavananda, Swami The Song of God: Bhagavad Gita
Swami Prabhavananda, The Song of God. The Bhagavad-Gita is the Gospel of Hinduism and one of the great religious classics of the world. Here is a distinguished translation that can be read by every person, not as an archaic monument to an ancient culture, but as a living contemporary message that touches the most urgent personal and social problems. 

Scripture and Sacred Texts (1,   2)

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