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The works of Sunyata Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen

By coincidence i yesterday learned about Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen, who was better known by his Buddhist name Sunyata, as the ‘janam-siddha’ or simply as the ‘rare born mystic’ as Ramana Maharshi called him. He was born on a farm in a village just outside Aarhus i Denmark, my hometown, in 1890. By a series of strange events […]

Jnaneshvar – The Life and Works of the Celebrated Thirteenth Century Indian Mystic-Poet

  Jnaneshvar – The Life and Works of the Celebrated Thirteenth Century Indian Mystic-Poet is posted here with permission from the author Swami Abhayananda. Other books and articles by Swami Abhayananda may be read and freely downloaded on his website at: www.themysticsvision.weebly.com, he has graciously allowed us to offer them here as well. Jnaneshvar’s biography is in this 2012-version […]

History of Mysticism – The Unchanging Testament

History of Mysticism – The Unchanging Testament by Swami Abhayananda is an authoritative history book on mysticial experiences.  Other books and articles by Swami Abhayananda may be read and freely downloaded on his website at: www.themysticsvision.weebly.com, he has graciously allowed us to offer them here as well. Throughout succeeding ages mystical expericences were echoed by others who had experienced […]

The Quran – a modern English translation

The Quran – a modern English translation. Here is a new translation of the Quran by Talal Itani, who kindly offered Holybooks.com to post it as an ebook. Talal Itani first read the Quran 1992, in order to discredit it. Since then, Talal has been studying the Quran, researching it, and teaching it to others. Talal decided […]

The greatest achivement in life – five traditions of mysticism by R. D. Krumpos

The greatest achivement in life – five traditions of mysticism by R. D. Krumpos (2012) consists of a series of essays based on talks with mystics in 12 countries and 180 books. Many people were consulted, including the directors of a Buddhist Center and of the Eastern Orthodox theological institute at two major universities, a […]

In The Shade Of The Qur’an – Fi Dhilal Al Qur’an by Sayyid Qutb

Sayyid Qutb has been associated with the religious ideology behind the radical sunni muslim groups such as al-Qaeda. It is known that Osama bin Laden was a inspired by many of the concepts – especially the idea of “Offensive Jihad” – brought forward in Sayyid Qutb’s most famous book Milestones. Here Qutb takes a twist on an […]

Muslim Saints and Mystics by Farid Al-Din Attar

Farid Al-Din Attar was one of old Persias greatest poets. He appears to have died between a.d. 1220 and 1230. Of the very numerous epics and idylls ascribed to Attar perhaps nine may be recognized as authentic. Of these the most famous is the Manteq Altair, a subtle and charming allegory of the soul’s progress towards God. This books is a collection of […]

The Sacred Books of the East – all 50 volumes

The Sacred Books of the East is an enormous  project undertaken by Max Müller and various authors from 1879 and 1910. The groups work was published by Oxford University Press and to this day many of the translations are the only ones existing or the most precise. It is not possible to buy the complete set of these works, but Google […]

The Whirling Ecstasy by Aflaki

Jelal-ed-din Rumi was born at Balkh, Persia, in 1207, and died at Konya, Turkey, in 1273. He founded the order of Mevlevi or whirling dervishes, and his chief work is the Mathnawi, an epic poem which expresses their mystical path. It was translated into English by Reynold Nicholson (6 volumes, London, 1926). This booklet is […]

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Namkhai Norbu

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Namkhai Norbu. Systems for dreamwork and dream awareness have been found for millennia within Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Sufism, and traditional cultures throughout the world. These dreamwork systems were and are often still cloaked in secrecy and reserved for the initiate. The recorded dream experiences of traditional peoples […]

Masnavi-I Ma’navi – Teachings of Rumi

The title of Rumis masterwork Masnavi-I Ma’navi means “Rhyming Couplets of Profound Spiritual Meaning.” Rumi himself referred to the Masnavi as “the roots of the roots of the roots of the Islamic Religion.”  The Masnavi is a poetic collection of rambling anecdotes and stories derived from the Quran, hadith sources, and everyday tales. Stories are told to illustrate a […]

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Thus spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus spoke Zarathustra is the classic full text work by Friedrich Nietzsche. The book is considered among his most well-known and important works. The book is a dense and esoteric treatise on philosophy and philosophy, featuring as a fictionalized prophet descending from his recluse to mankind, Zarathustra. Thus spoke Zarathustra also contains the famous dictum […]

The Messenger of God – Muhammed – An Analysis of the Prophets Life

The Life of the Prophet Muhammad has been a topic for many books and studies. The Messenger of God – Muhammed – An Analysis of the Prophets Life differs from other books on the Prophet in the sense that Gülen assumes a psychological and sociological analysis on the various aspects of the Prophet’s life portraying […]

Al-Kafi – Shia interviews with the Divine

Al-Kafi is a fundamental and classic Shia-text written by the fourteen infallible family members of Prophet Muhammad, (Divine Supreme Covenant Body) to their followers. This volume of al-Kafi, which is about seven hundred pages, is considered to be a text of an interview with a person who possesses Divine authority. It is among Shia scholars […]

The Tawasin of Mansur Al-Hallaj

Author of The Tawasin, Mansur Al-Hallaj was a Persian mystic, revolutionary writer and teacher of Sufism most famous for his apparent, but disputed, self-proclaimed divinity, his poetry and for his execution for heresy at the orders of the Abbasid Caliph Al-Muqtadir after a long, drawn-out investigation. The Afghan sufi scholar Idries Shah suggested that Mansur […]

Songs of Kabir by Ravindranath Tagore

The poet Kabîr, is one of the most interesting personalities in the history of Indian mysticism. Born in or near Benares, of Mohammedan parents, and probably about the year 1440, be became in early life a disciple of the celebrated Hindu ascetic Râmânanda. Râmânanda had brought to Northern India the religious revival which Râmânuja, the […]

SUFISM: THE PERSIAN MYSTICS – JALALU’D-DIN RUMI

The word Sufi is derived from the word suf, meaning “wool”. When a little Persian sect at the end of the eighth century A.D. broke away from the orthodox Muslim religion, and struck out on an independent path, they ignored costly robes and worldly ostentation, and clad themselves in a white wool garment. Hence they […]

The Mystics of Islam by Reynold A. Nicholson

Academic introduction to the origins of Sufism. In The Mystics of Islam, Reynold A. Nicholson draws lines to old Christian, gnostic, neoplatonistic and even the Buddhist influences from where Sufism origins. The book is rich on examples, poems and references to Sufi masters and writers. Dowload here (84 pages): Mystics of Islam

Tabjuman Al-Ashwaq – A Collection of Mystical Odes

‘Tabjuman Al-Ashwaq – A Collection of Mystical Odes’ by MUHYI’DDIN IBN AL-’ARABI is a collection of three individual sufi manuscripts that have been edited together here. This scanned edition was published by The Royal Asiatic Society in London 1911. Download here (172 pages/6.7MB): Ibn Al-Arabi Tarjuman Al-Ashwaq

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