From Shamanism to Sufism

Women, Islam and Culture in Central Asia

Author: Razia Sultanova

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848853092

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 5375

"From shamanism to Sufism shows how women kept alive traditional Islamic religious culture in Central Asia, especially through shamanism and Sufism, even under Soviet rule when all religion was banned."--Cover, p. [2].

The Cambridge Companion to Sufism

Author: Lloyd Ridgeon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018307

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 4287

This book traces the evolution of Sufism from the formative period to the present.

Das geheime Wissen der Schamanen

Wie wir uns selbst und andere mit Energiemedizin heilen können

Author: Alberto Villoldo

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641147026

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 6859

Die Inkas, eine der größten Zivilisationen des amerikanischen Kontinents, waren nicht nur berühmte Städtebauer, sondern besaßen auch ein außergewöhnliches Medizinsystem. Ihre Schamanen entwickelten vor mehr als 5000 Jahren eine Technik, Krankheiten mit Geist und Licht zu heilen. Alberto Villoldo studierte 25 Jahre lang die heilende Macht dieser energiemedizinischen Tradition. Aufbauend auf dem alten Heilsweg, stellte er ein praktikables Programm zusammen, das es ermöglicht, sich selbst und andere zu heilen und Krankheiten zu vermeiden. Kernstück seines Konzepts sind die lichtvollen Energiefelder, die den materiellen Körper umgeben und sich im Krankheitsfall verändern. Schritt für Schritt macht Villoldo den Leser mit den Techniken vertraut, die Aura zu sehen und das Energiefeld zu harmonisieren.

Historical Dictionary of Sufism

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810879743

Category: Religion

Page: 582

View: 4988

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Sufism contains a chronology, an introduction, glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, major historical figures and movements, practices, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Sufism.

From shaman to psychotherapist

a history of the treatment of mental illness

Author: Walter Bromberg

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 360

View: 7442


Der Wind ist meine Mutter

Leben und Lehren eines indianischen Schamanen

Author: Bear Heart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783785707975


Page: 317

View: 4419


Shamanism and Islam

Sufism, Healing Rituals and Spirits in the Muslim World

Author: Thierry Zarcone,Angela Hobart

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781848856028

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 9905

Offers a vigorous and authoritative exploration of the link between Islam and shamanism in contemporary Muslim culture. This is the first in-depth exploration of 'Islamized shamanism', and is a valuable contribution to the field of Islamic Studies, Religion, Anthropology, and an understanding of the Middle East more widely.

Shadows of the Prophet

Martial Arts and Sufi Mysticism

Author: Douglas S. Farrer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140209356X

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

View: 739

This is the first in-depth study of the Malay martial art, silat, and the first ethnographic account of the Haqqani Islamic Sufi Order. Drawing on 12 years of research and practice, the author provides a major contribution to the study of Malay culture.

Die vierzig Geheimnisse der Liebe

Author: Elif Shafak

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036992235

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4518

Ella ist vierzig Jahre alt, hat einen Ehemann, drei Kinder im Teenageralter und ein schönes Zuhause in einer amerikanischen Kleinstadt. Eigentlich sollte sie glücklich sein, in ihrem Herzen breitet sich aber eine Leere aus, die früher von Liebe gefüllt war. Als Gutachterin für eine Literaturagentur taucht sie tief in einen Roman über den Sufi-Dichter und Mystiker Rumi und die vierzig ewigen, geheimnisvollen Regeln der Liebe ein. Trotz der Ansiedlung im 13. Jahrhundert scheint ihr der Roman immer mehr eine Spiegelung ihrer eigenen Geschichte zu sein. Zusehends distanziert von ihrem Ehemann, beginnt Ella, ihr bisheriges Leben zu hinterfragen. Sie besucht den Verfasser des Buches, Aziz Zahara, mit dem sie sich schriftlich schon rege und sehr persönlich ausgetauscht hat - und erfährt eine derart grundlegende persönliche Veränderung, wie sie es sich nie hätte ausmalen können.

Collection of materials

UNESCO International Forum "Culture and religion in Central Asia" (Kyrgyzstan, September, 1999).

Author: Unesco. Dept. of Intercultural Dialogue and Pluralism for a Culture of Peace,International Institute for Central Asian Studies

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asia, Central

Page: 288

View: 8528


The Rise of Turkey

The Twenty-First Century's First Muslim Power

Author: Soner Cagaptay

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612346510

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 4325

Turkey is positioned to become the twenty-first centuryÆs first Muslim power. Based on a dynamic economy and energetic foreign policy, TurkeyÆs growing engagement with other countries has made it a key player in the newly emerging multidirectional world order. TurkeyÆs trade patterns and societal interaction with other nations have broadened and deepened dramatically in the past decade, transforming Turkey from a Cold War outpost into a significant player internationally. TurkeyÆs ascendance and the changes that have taken place under the leadership of TurkeyÆs Muslim conservative government have prompted its policymakers to craft a new vision of their role in twenty-first-century society. This developing worldview animates TurkeyÆs desire to sometimes take the lead with its co-religionists and occasionally challenge its partners in the West, while showing no inclination to become an irresponsible rising power. If it can consolidate liberal democracy at home, Turkey could also assume the role of serving as an example for the newly emerging governments brought about by the Arab Spring. The cornerstone of TurkeyÆs rise has been the governmentÆs ability to foster stable political conditions for economic growth, alongside a foreign policy that balances TurkeyÆs Muslim identity with its Western overlay, including its strong ties to the United States. Accordingly, policies that could tarnish TurkeyÆs reputation as a bastion of stability risk undermining its position between Europe, the United States, and the Middle East. This realization has been the catalyst for Ankara's careful management of Eastern and Western desires and expectations. The result is a new Turkey: a twenty-first-century Muslim power that promotes stability without the confines of a regional, European rubric.

Introduction to Sufism

The Inner Path of Islam

Author: Eric Geoffroy,Roger Gaetani

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1935493108

Category: Religion

Page: 219

View: 8272

From Rumi's whirling dervishes in Turkey over 700 years ago, to circles of silent mystics in the West today, this book reveals the history and practices of Sufism, the ancient but still active system of Islamic mysticism which has long been the spiritual current in Islam that counterbalances fundamentalism. Eric Geoffroy is an authority on Sufism, and he shows us this increasingly popular contemplative dimension of Islam, which is little understood in the West.

Mystical Islam

An Introduction to Sufism

Author: Julian Baldick

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780762313

Category: Sufism

Page: 218

View: 3322

Sufism is Islam's principal mystical tradition. This text provides an introduction that encompasses the history and richness of the Sufi spiritual tradition and introduces some of the great figures of Sufism.

Shi'i Islam in Iranian Cinema

Religion and Spirituality in Film

Author: Nacim Pak-Shiraz

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848855109

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

View: 4748

Pak-Shiraz analyses the ways in which religion and the sacred is depicted and alluded to in films, such as Kiarostami's The Taste of Cherry, Kamal Tabrizi's The Lizard or Majidi's The Colour of Paradise. Exploring their philosophical meanings, and tracing their roots in mysticism and Sufism, Pak-Shiraz combines both Western thought and scholarship concerning the role of religion in film, and debates amongst Iranian academics, clerics, and authorities. She thus examines the varied reactions to the ways in which religion and culture are discussed not only cinematically, but also politically, socially and philosophically. Crucially, film emerges not only as a way to encourage debate about the nature of the Islamic Republic, but also as a medium of expression through which Iranians are able to explore Shi'i identity.

The Rose and the Lotus

Sufism and Buddhism

Author: Yousef Daoud

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450080446

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

View: 2930

The Rose and the Lotus is a compendium of explorations of two of the world's largest wisdom traditions, Sufism and Buddhism, and what the practitioners of these two approaches have in common and may have to learn from each other. It includes chapters on important teaching texts, ancient and modern and the clues they give for practice, interviews with esteemed teachers such as Shaikh Kabir Helminski, Roshi Bernie Glassman, Tibetan philosopher Geshe Sonam Rinchen, as well as memories and reflections on teachers such as Javad Nurbakhsh, Idries Shah, and Inayat Khan. It includes a new look at the mystic works of Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing and their usefulness in contemplation practice. Yousef Daoud PhD, also published as Joe Martin, has been a practitioner of both Sufism and Buddhism. The author of eight books, he teaches meditation as well as spiritual performance practice. Though Sufism and Buddhism have long been treated as religious manifestations, in this fascinating book, Yousef Daoud (Joe) Martin places them squarely among the great wisdom traditions and explores a wide variety of topics relating to both Sufism and Buddhism. One of the most prolific authors for the journal "SUFI", he has done a real service for anyone concerned with spirituality and gnosis. -- Professor Jeffrey Rothschild, C.U.N.Y., Editor, SUFI On Rumi's MATHNAVI: A Stage Adaptation "Absolutely remarkable and memorable! It was as if I had gone to a party, and had been offered an entire pot of gourmet food ... but with every new bite I felt even hungrier [It] was endowed with a complex simplicity or a simple complexity! It was all very inspiring and enlightening ... It felt as if the actors analyzed Rumi's stories, lifting the veils one after another." --- Lida Saeedian, Author and co- translator of The Pocket Rumi On Parabola: Shorter Fictions "...through the tightly structured geometry of this metaphorically rich [work is] recognition of the search we undertake to fix a place for ourselves ... and try to make sense of a confusing, alienating and often combative world." Cheryl Pallant, High Performance

The Divine in Husserl and Other Explorations

Author: Angela Ales Bello

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402089112

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

View: 9314

In the first part of The Divine in Husserl and Other Explorations a description is provided of Husserl’s method in order to explain how he deals with the question of God from a philosophical perspective. The results from this investigation are compared with the main contributions of the philosophers of the past. The second part focuses on the theme of religion as developed by Husserl in order to grasp the meaning of religious lived-experiences. Through an archeological excavation Husserl teaches us how to go to the bottom of the sacred and the divine in order to pinpoint their features and to comprehend their religious configurations in history. In the third part one can find the application of husserlian hyletics and noetics to the field of the archaic sacred and of the different religious experiences. Some particular themes are treated such as ecstasy, contemplation, incarnation, and the relationship between the human being and the God from a philosophical and a religious point of view.

Animal and Shaman

Ancient Religions of Central Asia

Author: Julian Baldick

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780762321

Category: Altaic peoples

Page: 224

View: 7019

Many of the religious practices of historical peoples, for example the Huns, Romans, Turks and Mongols derive from much older Asian traditions. The Huns, for example, practised divination through examining the bones of livestock, something which shares many affinities with the Inner Eurasian tradition of interpreting the future through studying the scorch marks on the burnt shoulder blades of sheep. This comparative study of pre-Christian and pre-Muslim religious practices of Central Asia focuses in particular on the role of animals and shamans, as well as different forms of worship and spirituality among various cultural groups: Inner Eurasia, Turks, Mongols, Tunguz and Manchus.