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THE MORNING STAR:  NEW AND SELECTED ZEN WRITINGS., Aitken, Robert.
1 Aitken, Robert. THE MORNING STAR: NEW AND SELECTED ZEN WRITINGS.
Shoemaker & Hoard, Washington, D.C., (2003), Ist printing. 
288 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover with self-flaps. "The introduction to this volume offers Robert Aitken's latest presentation of Zen practice, addressing the great matter from a historical and personal perspective. This wonderful, long piece is followed by twenty-nine essays, gathered into three sections: 'The Basics', 'Commentaries', and 'Reflections'. Aitken has selected some works from his previous books and added much new material never before available in book form. The resulting capstone becomes a book to cherish and study for all people interested in the spiritual path." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at top corner of front cover. NF 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
JULIANA:  EVERYBODY'S SISTER., Armour, Elizabeth P.  Signed by author.
2 Armour, Elizabeth P. Signed by author. JULIANA: EVERYBODY'S SISTER.
Elizabeth P. Armour, Oakville, Ontario, 1980. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919670458 B&w photographs. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "(The) story of Sister Juliana, for over forty-five years a member of the Community of Sisters of the Church. Sister Julia na was one of those rare individuals who was able to combine a profound interest in her own spiritual development with an active, even aggressive, desire to assist everyone who sought her aid. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, from Anglica n W o m e n ' s groups to jails, Sister Juliana spread the same message of love - love of God and for His creatures. The author has gathered numerous comments and reflections about Sister Juliana from some of the many who were affected by her, du ri n g he r lo ng a nd useful life, and she has combined these with her own memories to produce a warm tribute to a great woman." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, three small closed tears archivally taped. Near Fine/Ve ry Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WAY OF STARS: A ROMANCE OF REINCARNATION., Beck, L. Adams.  (E. Barrington).  Aka Elizabeth Louisa 'Lily' Moresby.
3 Beck, L. Adams. (E. Barrington). Aka Elizabeth Louisa 'Lily' Moresby. THE WAY OF STARS: A ROMANCE OF REINCARNATION.
New York Sun DIAL 1940 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
408 pp, 7 3/4" H. Bright orange cloth with decorative black title block on spine, top edge orange. "When they broke into the inner chamber of the tomb, the first thing they saw was a throne of yellowed ivory poised on lion's legs and claws of gold. On it sat a figure, a figure of some queen of ancient Egypt, her youth and breath-taking beauty preserved for centuries in the sealed silence of the vault. Suddenly a thin shaft of sunlight trickled in through the blackness and the beautiful image vanished, disintegrated before their eyes into a small pile of dust. The miraculously preserved body was gone, but in the incredible, turbulent weeks that followed Miles Seton could never lose the memory of that marble-white face, the deep repose of the features and the faint, faint smile which touched the mouth - . Shifting from the musty, century-laden atmosphere of an Egyptian tomb to the garish, colorful atmos-phere of modern India this fascinating novel tells the strange story of a love that defied time and space itself, the story of a queen of prehistoric Egypt brought to life in the twentieth century. (The author) has a deep understanding of oriental mysticism and this engrossing story provides a vivid picture of Indian philosophy and thought with all its mystic beauty and curious logic. (This) is indeed a skillful, exciting blending of the spiritual and the material." Book is slightly cocked, has previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, light browning to endpapers, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor color fading on top of text block. Dust jacket has several edge tears and chips, fading to spine and front flap-fold color, small old tape mark on front panel, front flap fold is archivally taped, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY TO MINDFULNESS:  THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BHANTE G., Bhante Henepola Gunaratana.  With Jeanne Malmgren.
4 Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. With Jeanne Malmgren. JOURNEY TO MINDFULNESS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BHANTE G.
Wisdom, Boston, (2003), Ist edition. 
262 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. "Bante G., as he is affectionately called - has long been among the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West. Ordained at twelve, he would eventually become the first Buddhist chaplain at an American university, the founder of a retreat center and monastery, and a bestselling author. Here, Bante G. lays bare the often-surprising ups and downs of his seventy-five years, from his boyhood in Sri Lanka to his decades of sharing the insights of the Buddha, telling his story with the 'plain-English' approach for which he is so renowned." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bright and clean. NF 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
SECRET OF THE ANDES., Brother Philip.
5 Brother Philip. SECRET OF THE ANDES.
London Corgi 1973 0552092320 / 9780552092326 Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
126 pp, 7" H. "High in the Andes mountains on the northern Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, is the Monastery of the Brotherhood of the Seven Rays. Here, in this Shan-Gri-La, lies secret knowledge which has been hidden away for thousands of years - and will remain hidden until the children of Earth develop a spiritual perfection which will allow them to use it once again. Here, and in the many other Monasteries set up throughout the world by The Masters, are stored away the Divine Truths dating back to the times when the highly advanced civilisations of Lemuria and Atlantis inhabited the Earth." Contents: The Origins of the Brotherhood of the Seven Rays; The Golden Sun Disc of Mu; The Elder Race; The New World Focus of Illumination; The Ancient Amethystine Order; The Abbey; The Order of the Red Hand; Lost Worlds and the coming of the Space Masters; Transcript of the Hierarchy. Interior - light to moderate browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few tiny scuffs - mainly on rear cover, moderate browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LABOUR, LOVE, AND PRAYER: FEMALE PIETY IN ULSTER RELIGIOUS LITERATURE, 1850-1914., Brozyna, Andrea Ebel.
6 Brozyna, Andrea Ebel. LABOUR, LOVE, AND PRAYER: FEMALE PIETY IN ULSTER RELIGIOUS LITERATURE, 1850-1914.
The Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University of Belfast, (Belfast, 1999). 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077351757X "...argues that Catholics and Protestants shared very similar views of Christian womanhood. Both lauded the influence of the virtuous Christian woman, used the same female r ole models from the Bible, and saw the home as the locus of the construction of female piety. Yet each group castigated the other for having antifemale values. Protestants developed the slovenly, drunken 'Biddy' as a stereotype of Catholic women and Catholics portrayed Protestant devotional and family life as cold and arid. Observers of present-day Northern Ireland will find these historical contrasts of immediate relevance." Contents: Introduction: Setting the Scene; "The Right to Labour, Love, and Pray" - The Cult of Domesticity in Ulster Religious Literature; The Virgin Mary: Model of Christian Female Spirituality; Women of the Bible and Early Church: Mortal Sinners and Model Saints; "A Future of Blessing and Service": The Moral Education of Ulster Girls; "The Wind in Women's Wings": Defining Roles for Women in Ulster Protestant Churches; "The Cursed Cup Hath Cast Her Down": Images of Women in Ulster Temperance Literature; "She Hath Done Wha t She Could": The Gende red Construction of Female Piety in Ulster Protestant Women's Missionary Literature; Conclusion. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. F/NF 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
KIERKEGAARD AND THE TREACHERY OF LOVE.  CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN RELIGION AND CRITICAL THOUGHT 9., Hall, Amy Laura.  (Soren Kierkegaard.)
7 Hall, Amy Laura. (Soren Kierkegaard.) KIERKEGAARD AND THE TREACHERY OF LOVE. CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN RELIGION AND CRITICAL THOUGHT 9.
Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge, 2002). 
222 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. "This is a major study of Kierkegaard and love. Amy Laura Hall explores Kierkegaard's description of love's treachery, difficulty, and hope, reading his 'Works of Love' as a text that both deciphers and complicates the central books in his pseudonymous canon: 'Fear and Trembling', 'Repetition', 'Either/Or', and 'Stages on Life's Way'. In all of these works, the characters are, as in real life, complex and incomplete, and the conclusions are perplexing. Hall argues that a spiritual void brings each text into being, and her interpretation is as much about faith as about love. In a style that is both scholarly and lyrical, she intimates answers to some of the puzzles, making a poetic contribution to ethics and the philosophy of religion." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very light rubbing, flat uncreased spine. VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MAN'S SUPERSENSORY AND SPIRITUAL POWERS., Hodson, Geoffrey.  Introduction by J.L. Davidge.
8 Hodson, Geoffrey. Introduction by J.L. Davidge. MAN'S SUPERSENSORY AND SPIRITUAL POWERS.
Adyar, Madras Theosophical Publishing House 1985 0835671623 / 9780835671620 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
193 pp, 7 1/8" H. Red covers with black lettering on front board. "Man undoubtedly posseses, in however rudimentary a form, certain supersensory powers. The unfoldment of such powers can be hastened by using 'Raja Yoga' as the chief means. If they are not present, the aspirant can diligently supply the necessary conditions for their unfoldment. The broadcast talks of the author included in this volume offer guidance in the management of human life and the development of character needed for such an unfoldment. However, we should remember, that the development of psychic powers is not man's supreme evolutionary attaiment. Spirituality is the goal and psychic powers are but the by-product of the process of obtaining spiritual vision and realization." Section headings: Introduction; Supersensory Powers, Their Nature and Application to Human Problems; Supersensory Powers as Means of Gaining Knowledge; The Normal and the Enforced Development of Supersensory Powers; The Spiritual Powers of Man, Their Awakening, Unfoldment and Culmination; The Way to Health and Happiness. Faint erased pencil mark at top of front free endpaper, slight lean to book, a few pages with a minor soft wrinkle at top corner. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, tiny chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small area of surface paper loss and a semi-cicular line of tiny scuffs on front panel, moderate rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
STUDIES IN JAINISM.  3 VOLUME SET.  PRIMER / READER 1 / READER 2., Jain, Duli Chandra, editor.
9 Jain, Duli Chandra, editor. STUDIES IN JAINISM. 3 VOLUME SET. PRIMER / READER 1 / READER 2.
Jain Study Circle, Flushing, New York, 1997. 
58 pp, 90 pp, 164 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft covers - 3 volume set. ISBN 0962610518; 096261050X; 0962610526. Soft bump to bottom of spine of Primer and top corner of Primer 1, bump to bottom corner of Reader 2, tiny bump at top/bottom of spines. Very G ood 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
10 Kapleau, Philip. Edited by Rafe Martin. STRAIGHT TO THE HEART OF ZEN. ELEVEN CLASSIC KOANS AND THEIR INNER MEANING.
Shambhala, Boston, 2001, Ist printing. 
173 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "...focuses on koans that illuminate fundamental issues of the spiritual life. While koans may be said to be uniquely Zen, in (Roshi) Kapleau's explorations they start to become as familiar, everyday, and relevant as the q uestions we ponder in one form or another all our lives: Why was I born? Why must I die? How can I find an end to suffering?..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, spine flat and u n c r e a s e d . V G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SUNDAY EVENINGS AT ST. ANDREW'S COLLEGE.  SERMONS IN THE COLLEGE CHAPEL., Macdonald, D. Bruce, Rev.
11 Macdonald, D. Bruce, Rev. SUNDAY EVENINGS AT ST. ANDREW'S COLLEGE. SERMONS IN THE COLLEGE CHAPEL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Fair Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Lucile Hoskins (?) / affectionately / D. Bruce Macdonald / Feb. 4, 1947". "The Reverend D. Bruce MacDonald had the high gift of being able to impart to boys the wisdom they needed to become men. These Sunday evening talks in St. Andrew's College Chapel (Aurora, Ontario) preserve for the record the rich, restless, striving, soul-satisfying philosophy which Dr. MacDonald (headmaster of the College) taught." Areas of heavy browning on front endpapers, light browning on rear endpapers, very light browning to page edges, small area of waviness at bottom edge of prelimianet pages, light edge wear, light dust staining/faint watermarks to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wear, a 2 1/2" triangular piece missing from rear panel, closed tears on spine with old tape repairs, light small water marks on spine, scratches on rear panel, now in removeable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WINGED DESTINY:  STUDIES IN THE SPIRITUAL HISTORY OF THE GAEL., Macleod, Fiona.
12 Macleod, Fiona. THE WINGED DESTINY: STUDIES IN THE SPIRITUAL HISTORY OF THE GAEL.
Lemma, New York, 1974 - facsimile reprint of Chapman and Hall, London, 1904 edition. 
366 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (yellow cloth with dark title block and gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Contents - The Sunset of Old Tales: The Sunset of Old Tales; The Treud Nan Ron; The Man on the Moor; The Woman at the Cross-Ways; The Lord of Wisdom; The Wayfarer; Queens of Beauty; Orpheus and Oisin. Children of Water: Children of Water; Cuilidh Mhoire; Sea-Magic; Fara-Ghaol; Sorrow on the Wind; The Lynn of Dreams; Maya. For the Beauty of an Idea - Part I. For the Beauty of an Idea: Prelude; Celtic; The Gaelic Heart. Part II. The Gael and His Heritage; Seumas - A Memory; Aileen - A Memory; The Four Winds of Eirinn; 'The Shadowy Waters'; A Triad; The Ancient Beauty. The Winged Destiny. Interior - previous owners chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SUFISM AND PEACE., Molana Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha "Pir Oveyssi".
13 Molana Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha "Pir Oveyssi". SUFISM AND PEACE.
M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi, Washington, D.C., 1996. 
23 pp, 9" H, stapled in wraps. ISBN 0910735964 One of the Sufism Lecture Series. Contents: Introduction; Sufism and Peace; Geneaology of Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmagsoudi (School of Islamic Sufism). Interior - clean and tight with no previou s ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, very minor edge wear, one tiny corner crease. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
14 Molana Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha "Pir Oveyssi". SUFISM.
M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi, Washington, D.C., 1996. 
37 pp, 9" H, stapled in wraps. ISBN 0910735980 One of the Sufism Lecture Series. Contents: Introduction; Sufism; Endnotes; Geneaology of Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmagsoudi (School of Islamic Sufism). Interior - clean and tight with no previou s ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, one tiny corner crease, very minor edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE CHRISTIAN SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION:  BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION, EUCHARIST., Osborne, Kenan B.
15 Osborne, Kenan B. THE CHRISTIAN SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION: BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION, EUCHARIST.
Paulist Press, Mahwah, New Jersey, 1987. 
248 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0809128861 "(This book) brings together contemporary theological insights into the unity of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist which together form the introduction to Christian sacramental li fe. They express and make present the much deeper and more fundamental reality of Jesus as the prime sacrament and the Church as the fundamental sacramental expression in which all individual sacraments find their basis. Fr. Osborne prese n t s t h e b est biblical, ecumenical and modern sacramental thinking for creating a sacramental theology rooted in the thinking of the Second Vatican Council. It combines the theological and the important spiritual and liturgical dimensions of sa cr am e nt al p r ep aration, and is designed for those engaged both in teaching sacraments and in preparing other for their reception." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - minor edge wear, one small corner crease, scratch line down spine, hea vy bum p to bot tm of re ar cover - migrates into approx. last 100 pages. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JAINISM AND THE NEW SPIRITUALITY., Parikh, Vastupal.
16 Parikh, Vastupal. JAINISM AND THE NEW SPIRITUALITY.
Peace Publications, Toronto, 2002. 
226 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0968986307 "Jainism is an ancient Indian religion, one with historical wisdom surprisingly relevant for the 21st century. This book is intended for two audiences: for those who want to understand the bas ic ideas and story of Jainism and also for those who seek ethical principles that may help society meet current challenges. The book begins with Professor Parikh's own search for meaning, starting from a career as a scientist where religion a n d r e l ated philosophy were seen as somewhat secondary pursuits. The struggle to understand the many problems of the 20th century led the author to rediscover for himself key Jain teachings. He found that the logic of the Jain worldview, and i ts d o ct ri ne s....would resonate well with the rational mindset of the modern generations, and would, thereby assist them in their struggle to resolve many issues currently facing our planet. The book explains key Jain principles and practic es in a s im ple lu cid language and reconciles these with current topics that might be understood as 'new spirituality' - the widespread attempts to reassert human rights, recognize the interdependence of humans and the environment, and achieve b oth pe rson al fulf illm ent and social justice." Interior - previous owners chop mark (stamp) on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - a few wrinkles on spine, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MORNING:  THOUGHTS UPON BOOKS:  LOVE:  LIFE., Partridge, Eric.
17 Partridge, Eric. JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MORNING: THOUGHTS UPON BOOKS: LOVE: LIFE.
London Frederick Muller 1947 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
85 pp, 7 1/2" H. "(A) book original in its theme and refreshingly different in its conception. It falls into three parts: firstly, it discusses, freshly and unacademically, British and American prose-writers of the (early) twentieth century; it then makes a penetrating and courageous examination of the different aspects of Comradeship, Friendship, ad Love; and, in the final chapter, the author offers us his own personal and undeluded philosophy of life (particularly the value of idealism, integrity and kindness)." Very light browning on endpapers, three very small foxing marks on front free endpaper, some small air bubbles under the rear pastedown, tiny foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has several small ships and tears archivally taped, light browning on spine, scattered tiny foxing marks, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SCIENCE AND PROVIDENCE:  GOD'S INTERACTION WITH THE WORLD., Polkinghorne, John.
18 Polkinghorne, John. SCIENCE AND PROVIDENCE: GOD'S INTERACTION WITH THE WORLD.
New Science Library / Shambhala, Boston, 1989. 
114 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. "...the first book to apply the modern understanding of the physical world to questions of prayer and divine providence, reconciling modern science with the Christian view. Is a personal God who interacts lovingly with His Creation a credible concept in our scientific age? Do miracles happen? Can prayer change anything? Why does evil exist? (This book) brings new and often surprising insights to bear on these familiar questions. The author's discussion also includes a reevaluation of God's relation to time. Polkinghorne argues for the necessity of a dipolar description, relating God to both time and eternity, and he discusses the consequences of this issue for an understanding of incarnation, sacrament, and the nature of hope." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light bump to bottom/front corner of book, flat uncreased spine, tiny crease at top corner of rear cover and last few pages. VG- 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
FUNDAMENTALS OF THE ESOTERIC PHILOSOPHY., Purucker, G. de.  Foreword by Grace F. Knoche.
19 Purucker, G. de. Foreword by Grace F. Knoche. FUNDAMENTALS OF THE ESOTERIC PHILOSOPHY.
Pasadena, California Theosophical University Press 1979 0911500642 / 9780911500646 Second and revised Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
655 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). "Originally published in 1932, (this book) comprises a series of lectures privately given to a group of fellow students. The second and revised edition includes new material from the first two lectures that was not incorporated in the first edition. Opening with an elucidation of the three fundamental postulates on which 'The Secret Doctrine (of H.P. Blavatsky) is based, G. de Purucker continues with commentary on key passages selected from this masterwork. By the time the reader closes (this book), he has a comprehensive outline of the principles on which the theosophy of both ancient and modern times rests. Those interested in comparative religion will find a wealth of testimony supporting the view that the wisdom-tradition of antiquity was once 'the common inheritance of mankind'. The author makes clear that these lectures 'are not for purposes of intellectual study only, or to amuse ourselves with abstruse and mystic knowledge', rather, he stresses that altruism and the living up to one's highest aspirations is the first step to knowledge and human betterment." Moderate bump at bottom of rear hinge affecting approx. last 100 pages, crease at bottom corner of front cover and first few pages. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CHRIST: THE EXPERIENCE OF JESUS AS LORD., Schillebeeckx, Edward.  Translated by John Bowden.
20 Schillebeeckx, Edward. Translated by John Bowden. CHRIST: THE EXPERIENCE OF JESUS AS LORD.
Crossroad, New York, (1989). 
925 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. Interior - previous owners name on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor wear at bottom of spine, light rubbing. VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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