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    DescriptionBLURB for Self and Spirit What is the basis and purpose of esoteric religion, and what is the self? Self and Spirit answers these questions in depth and in a way true to the spirit of traditional wisdom. This book illuminates from a new angle the Non-Dualistic conceptions that have become influential through the work of many modern traditionalists, including Ren Gunon and Frithjof Schuon, whose influence is evident in Dr. Bolton's treatment of religion and tradition. Here, Gnostic ideas usually taken to support pantheistic religion are shown to be able to provide a foundation for belief in a personal God. Religion is not forced into a preconceived system, because no attempt is made to evaluate all religious doctrines by the standard of one doctrine. Instead, certain profound ideas common to many traditions are invoked, these ideas being of a kind that cannot be identified with any one confessional origin. This in turn sheds new light on the dividing-line between the esoteric and the exoteric, and allows these ideas to combine in ways that are natural and free. The key to this new departure is the true nature of the individual self, a subject largely ignored by Non-Dualist thought. Here it is given its full weight, however, and its impact on all other realities is made clear. The relation of the self to its world is also here connected significantly to the cosmic role of religion, illustrating how a conversion from worldly to spiritual priorities can have consequences far beyond the personal concerns of those involved. Throughout, Bolton's thinking is daring, yet true to traditional spirituality.


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    Title
    Self and Spirit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Bolton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 286 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781597310567
    ISBN 10: 1597310565
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: VXW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: PHI013000
    BIC subject category V2: HPJ
    LC subject heading: ,
    Abridged Dewey: 126
    DC22: 126
    BIC subject category V2: HPM
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 126
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI015000, OCC016000
    LC classification: BD450 .B58 2005
    Publisher
    Sophia Perennis et Universalis
    Imprint name
    Sophia Perennis et Universalis
    Publication date
    31 October 2005