Download Authors of the impossible : the paranormal and the sacred by Fort, Charles; Fort, Charles Hoy; Méheust, Bertrand; Myers, PDF

By Fort, Charles; Fort, Charles Hoy; Méheust, Bertrand; Myers, Frederic William Henry; Myers, Frederic William Henry; Vallee, Jacques; Vallée, Jacques; Méheust, Bertrand; Kripal, Jeffrey John; Vallee, Jacques; Myers, Frederic William Henry; Fort, Charles

Most students brush aside learn into the magical as pseudoscience, a frivolous pursuit for the paranoid or gullible. Even historians of faith, whose paintings certainly attends to occasions past the world of empirical technological know-how, have proven scant curiosity within the topic. however the heritage of psychical phenomena, Jeffrey J. Kripal contends, is an untapped resource of perception into the sacred and through tracing that historical past in the course of the final centuries of Western proposal we will see its strength centrality to the severe examine of religion.

Kripal grounds his examine within the paintings of 4 significant figures within the background of paranormal examine: psychical researcher Frederic Myers; author and stand-up comedian Charles fortress; astronomer, desktop scientist, and ufologist Jacques Vallee; and thinker and sociologist Bertrand Méheust. via incisive analyses of those thinkers, Kripal ushers the reader right into a beguiling international someplace among truth, fiction, and fraud. The cultural background of telepathy, teleportation, and UFOs; a ghostly love tale; the occult dimensions of technological know-how fiction; chilly battle psychic espionage; galactic colonialism; and the intimate courting among cognizance and tradition all come jointly in Authors of the Impossible, a blinding and profound examine how the magical bridges the sacred and the scientific.

Show description

Read or Download Authors of the impossible : the paranormal and the sacred PDF

Best mysticism books

Medieval Religious Women in the Low Countries: The Modern Devotion', the Canonesses of Windesheim, and their Writings

Within the final many years of the fourteenth century a brand new non secular move arose within the northern Low nations, the so-called glossy Devotion, which had a massive effect upon spiritual lifestyles in Europe, and wasparticularly well liked by girls. beforehand there was no examine of the ladies who performed a component within the stream, yet this ebook seeks to fill the distance via a case research of the bankruptcy of Windesheim and the paranormal and spiritual texts its sisters produced, common of the feminine religious adventure of the trendy Devotion.

Lord Shanmukha and His Worship

. 1996 third ed, 135pp

Selected writings

The talks of guide -- The e-book of divine comfort -- at the noble guy -- chosen German sermons -- chosen Latin sermons Composed in the course of a severe time within the evolution of eu highbrow lifestyles, the works of Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-1327) are probably the most strong medieval makes an attempt to accomplish a synthesis among historic Greek inspiration and the Christian religion.

The Essential Zohar: The Source of Kabbalistic Wisdom

For millions of years, no ebook has been extra shrouded in secret than the Zohar, but no publication bargains us larger knowledge. The valuable textual content of Kabbalah, the Zohar is a remark at the Bible’s narratives, legislation, and genealogies and a map of the religious panorama. within the crucial Zohar, the eminent kabbalist Rav P.

Extra resources for Authors of the impossible : the paranormal and the sacred

Sample text

We could trace their pathways through numerous Nobel scientists, with physicists showing a particular fondness for the subject. We could then chart a similar lineage through major modern artists, including painters like Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky. The latter’s The Spiritual in Art, for example, is clearly indebted to the “Thought Forms” of Theosophy and the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. And this is before we even get to modern literature, with authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Margaret Fuller, Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, W.

It can, after all, be read in two very different ways. Inside the box, that is, from within Adam’s own experience, there was something clearly and unmistakably uncanny about it. Outside the box of those personal experiences, however, an observer could just as easily read the story as a series of striking coincidences, and nothing more. One is left, then, with a profound hesitation—a fundamental uncertainty or question mark. But what if this sense of coincidence is precisely what is inside the box, and it is Adam’s uncanny sense of things that is operating “outside the box,” as we say?

Vallee private collection, hanging over the Vallee-Hynek parapsychological library. Used with permission. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Kripal, Jeffrey John, 1962– Authors of the impossible : the paranormal and the sacred / Jeffrey J. Kripal. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-0-226-45386-6 (cloth: alk. paper) ISBN-10: 0-226-45386-3 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. Parapsychology—History. 2. Religion—Psychic aspects. 3. Myers, Frederic William Henry, 1843–1901.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 14 votes