Encyclopaedia Of Mysticism
Mysticism is used to refer the beliefs and practices which go beyond the liturgical and devotional forms of worships of mainstream faith. Mysticism may make use of canonical and non-canonical religious texts, and will generally interpret them hermeneutically, developing a philosophical perspective distinct from conventional religious interpretations. Many forms of mysticism in the modern world will adapt or adopt texts from entirely different faiths-Vivekananda in Vedanta for instance is noted for his assertions that all religions are one. As a rule, mysticisms are less concerned with religious differnces and more concerned with social or individual development. Mysticism is defined in this book and many important topics related to mysticism have been covered here. The Characterstics of Mysticism, Mysticism and Theology, Mysticism and Psychology, Mysticsim and Symbolism, Mysticism and Magic, Mysticsim and Vitalism, The Mystic way, Hindu Mysticism, The Mysticism of the Upanishads, The Mysticism of Yoga, Buddhist Mysticism, Devotional Mysticism and their Classical Forms, Mysticism in Sufism,Mysticism in Christianity and Jain Mysticism are chpters which have been covered in this book.
DR RANA PURUSHOTTAM KUMAR SINGH
Rana Purushottam Singh has spent his early life and received his schooling in Bihar, the place of BuddhaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Activities. He did has BA in Philosophy (Hons.) from Allahabad University, Uttar Pradesh and MA, M Phil and PhD in Buddhist Studies from Delhi University. Since the day of registration into Ph.D in the Department of Buddhist Studies, he has been taking classes of Post graduate and Certificates Courses. He is an expert of Pali Language and literature along Abhidhamma based Buddhist Philosophy. After completing Ph D. degree he has been awarded with Guest Lecturer post in the same department from he has completed his higher education. He has also worked as Project Fellow under the DSA Programme of the UGC. He has Presented many research articles at the national and international conferences in Indian and abroad and few of them have been published in different journals of repute. Currently he is associated with the Department as a Guest Lecturer of ICHR.
Preface VII Chapter-1: Mysticism: An Introduction --Pg. 1 Chapter-2: The Characteristics of Mysticism --Pg. 21 Chapter-3: Mysticism and Theology --Pg. 43 Chapter-4: Mysticism and Psychology --Pg. 68 Chapter-5: Mysticism and Symbolism --Pg. 89 Chapter-6: Mysticism and Magic --Pg. 110 Chapter-7: Mysticism and Vietalism --Pg.123 Chapter-8: The Mystic Way --Pg. 137 Chapter-9: Hindu Mysticism --Pg. 219 Chapter-10: The Mysticism of the Upanishads --Pg. 234 Chapter-11: The Mysticism of Yoga --Pg. 246 Chapter-12: Buddhist Mysticism --Pg. 258 Chapter-13: Devotional Mysticism and Their Classical Forms --Pg. 271 Chapter-14: Mysticism in Sufism --Pg. 299 Chapter-15: Mysticism in Christianity --Pg. 314 Chapter-16: Jain Mysticism --Pg. 325 Bibliography --Pg. 337 Index --Pg. 339