Mysticism

America, A Prophecy

Jerome Rothenberg and George Quasha

Celebrated, controversial, influential, this highly unconventional and ground-breaking anthology of American poetry was widely read and taught throughout the 70s and early 80s. Treating the visionary and the experimental as essential American values,  America, A Prophecy maps…

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Jerome Rothenberg and George Quasha

Celebrated, controversial, influential, this highly unconventional and ground-breaking anthology of American poetry was widely read and taught throughout the 70s and early 80s. Treating the visionary and the experimental as essential American values, _America, A Prophecy_ maps diverse poetic forms and literary (and nonliterary) milieus, bringing together poets from all styles and schools, men and women equally; innovative poets (Beats, Black Mountain, etc.) academics, Native Americans, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics. This pre-PC multi-cultural perspective does not push ethnic difference or sameness but explores deeply common concerns and equally valid visions. True to its Blakean title, _America, A Prophecy_ is prophetic of openness to unfamiliar voices and new paths of the poetic art up to 1973 as well as being a timeless primer of poetic possibility.


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Crazy Wisdom Tales for Deadheads

Essential Reading for anyone who has ever loved the Grateful Dead, Crazy Wisdom Tales for Dead Heads takes aim at readers who are captivated by trickster and prankster stories with a deep resonance and the scent of enlightenment…

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Essential Reading for anyone who has ever loved the Grateful Dead, Crazy Wisdom Tales for Dead Heads takes aim at readers who are captivated by trickster and prankster stories with a deep resonance and the scent of enlightenment. In the tradition of Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters of the 60’s, the Guide is a collection of magical, mystical, entertaining, and amusingly bizarre stories. Designed to bring forth an interactive experience for the reader, it creates a sense of being on an imaginative Trip into the hidden zones of crazy wisdom, where Startled Awareness awaits. Stories include unusual rituals, absurd prescriptions for action, and graphic illustrations. This uproarious self-help book creates its own genre – humorous, shamanic, rock-oriented, transformative fiction.


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Daughter of the Shining Isles

Elizabeth Cunningham

Always an imaginative writer, as The Return of the Goddess (1992) and The Wild Mother (1993) attest, in Daughter of the Shining Isles, Cunningham now mixes Celtic mythology with the emergent feminist tradition of the Magdalen to create a powerful, spiritually charged visionary novel. Daughter of the Shining Isles gives us a….

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Elizabeth Cunningham

Always an imaginative writer, as The Return of the Goddess (1992) and The Wild Mother (1993) attest, in Daughter of the Shining Isles, Cunningham now mixes Celtic mythology with the emergent feminist tradition of the Magdalen to create a powerful, spiritually charged visionary novel. Daughter of the Shining Isles gives us a Mary Magdalen for our times: Maeve, a feisty Celt, raised by warrior witches to a life of heroism. When she arrives on a magical Druid island, she meets her cosmic twin (J)Esus of Nazareth. Together they become embroiled in an adventure of passion, betrayal, and human sacrifice. Sure to stir controversy, it brings fresh insight into the lost years of the young man called Esus, and the vital young woman who was his equal. Profoundly moving and often outrageously funny, Cunningham’s new novel is storytelling of the highest caliber. Maeve is sure to claim her place among the great literary heroines of our age.



Dialectic of Vision, The

Fred Dortort

This meticulous, close reading of the entire of William Blake’s great prophetic poem, “Jerusalem,” challenges almost every extant critical assumption about this poem, from the function of the figures Los and Entitharmon to the belief that….

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Fred Dortort

This meticulous, close reading of the entire of William Blake’s great prophetic poem, “Jerusalem,” challenges almost every extant critical assumption about this poem, from the function of the figures Los and Entitharmon to the belief that in Jerusalem Blake is finally reconciled with Christianity. In the face of decades of continuing efforts to domesticate and normalize Blake’s poetry, The Dialectic of Vision seeks to reaffirm, in the strongest possible terms — its spirit, as well as its uniquely organized coherence and astonishing relevance for our time.


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Last Call: Awaken to Consciousness

James George

In his long life as naval historian, ambassador, environmentalist and author, James George has known a number of remarkable people and has lived in some of the world’s most interesting countries. The Dalai Lama calls him “my old friend.” Chogyam Trungpa called him “a wise and benevolent man, an ideal statesman.” He is credited with having helped to avert a war between India and Pakistan in 1971….

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James George

In his long life as naval historian, ambassador, environmentalist and author, James George has known a number of remarkable people and has lived in some of the world’s most interesting countries. The Dalai Lama calls him “my old friend.” Chogyam Trungpa called him “a wise and benevolent man, an ideal statesman.” He is credited with having helped to avert a war between India and Pakistan in 1971. Later, in the International Whaling Commission, he played a leading role in saving several species of whales from extinction. And now he shares what he can of his practice of the Gurdjieff way towards awakening to the present moment that has been the inner thread of his life for five decades—the awareness of the consciousness that is omnipresent and universal. However, most of this book is not about the Gurdjieff way but about what it means to be a real human being today, in the light of the latest science and of traditional teachings. He is the author of Asking for the Earth: Waking Up to the Spiritual/Ecological Crisis (1995), and The Little Green Book on Awakening (2008).


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Looking for Arthur

Fictional “spiritual autobiography,” Arthurian fantasy, and compendium of instruction in mystical and magical practices, _Looking For Arthur_ presents, in a contemporary setting, the entire scope of materials…

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Fictional “spiritual autobiography,” Arthurian fantasy, and compendium of instruction in mystical and magical practices, _Looking For Arthur_ presents, in a contemporary setting, the entire scope of materials surrounding the legend of King Arthur. By turns reverent and impious, earnest and witty, metaphysical and lighthearted, the book is set in present-day Glastonbury amidst a hub-bub of occultists, mystics, and tourists swarming about the ruins of this ancient site of Arthurian lore. We follow the narrator as he is inducted into the living myth of King Arthur, the energies of the sacred landscape, the “secret history” of the earth, and the role of angels, gnomes, and ascended masters in the redemption of human culture, while we experience a completely unexpected side to this once and future myth.


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Reality Illusion, The

Ralph Strauch

OUT OF PRINT

Look around you. Notice your surroundings. What you see seems solid and real, a fixed objective reality existing “out there” separate from you. But it’s not, Ralph Strauch argues in this provocative exploration of perception, reality, and the mechanisms that link them. ..

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Ralph Strauch

Look around you. Notice your surroundings. What you see seems solid and real, a fixed objective reality existing “out there” separate from you. But it’s not, Ralph Strauch argues in this provocative exploration of perception, reality, and the mechanisms that link them. What you perceive are images you create, part of a grand illusion that you participate in and support. The external world is a “rich reality” — offering far wider possibilities than most of us realize. THE REALITY ILLUSION explores the mechanisms you use to to bring the particular world you experience into focus, and explores the benefits of more fully understanding the collective illusion we call reality.



Sam Woods

Stan Rushworth

Stories, prayers, and revelations told in a first-person narrative by “Sam Woods,” a spiritual healer in a distinctly American vein—a marriage of folk, Native American, spiritual and contemporary urban fictional styles…

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Stan Rushworth

Stories, prayers, and revelations told in a first-person narrative by “Sam Woods,” a spiritual healer in a distinctly American vein—a marriage of folk, Native American, spiritual and contemporary urban fictional styles.

This unusual and eloquent book of captivating tales is based on the author’s extraordinary adventure in discovering the healing spirit. Presenting stories, prayers, and revelations gathered into a first-person narrative by “Sam Woods,” a spiritual healer in a distinctly American vein, Sam Woods heals without adhering to any formal doctrine, sectarian “affliation,” or metaphysical system; only caring, intuition, insight, selflessness and love. American Healing presents a fascinating world of healing stories, personal discoveries through healing, explorations of attitudes towards and about healing, and finally – through sheer literary craftsmanship and the inspiration of Sam Woods himself – a book that brings healing as it teaches.


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Secret Garden, The

David Meltzer, Editor

The book is a re-issue of a long out of print collection of Jewish Kabbalistic writings from Hellenistic times through the seventeenth century. Since its publication in the ‘70s much scholarly and popular writing has whetted the appetite for authentic Kabbalistic texts, but few have been forthcoming…

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David Meltzer, Editor

The book is a re-issue of a long out of print collection of Jewish Kabbalistic writings from Hellenistic times through the seventeenth century. Since its publication in the ‘70s much scholarly and popular writing has whetted the appetite for authentic Kabbalistic texts, but few have been forthcoming. In addition to well-known works such as The Sephir Yetzirah, the anthology includes texts by Moses Cordovero, Isaac Luria, and Chaim Vital, Luria’s well-known disciple. David Meltzer’s anthology was gathered for and by important poets of the “San Francisco Renaissance:” Meltzer himself, Robert Duncan, Diane DiPrima, Jack Hirschman et al—for whom the Kabbalistic tradition has been an abiding inspiration. It is an important document of the period.


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Shaking Out the Spirits

Bradford Keeney

Bradford Keeney’s extraordinary odyssey began in 1963, when, as a respected professor, psychotherapist, and author, he found himself suddenly visited, without the influence of hallucinogenic drugs or shamanic teachings, by remarkable visions of “shamanic realities” that called him to some of the most remote areas of the world…

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Bradford Keeney

Bradford Keeney’s extraordinary odyssey began in 1963, when, as a respected professor, psychotherapist, and author, he found himself suddenly visited, without the influence of hallucinogenic drugs or shamanic teachings, by remarkable visions of “shamanic realities” that called him to some of the most remote areas of the world. Shepherded on his journey by the spirit of the Oglala Sioux medicine man Black Elk (whose time of death was virtually the same as Keeney’s birth), Keeney was initiated into the healing practices of tribal peoples in North and South America, of Christians in the African-American sanctified church, of songomas, sanusis, and healers throughout Africa (among them the bushmen of the Kalahari and the Zulu of Southern Africa), and finally one of the only living masters of a pre-Buddhist healing art in Japan. Illuminated with the author’s own photographs of his life among the shamans, and blessed by elder healers throughout the world (who passed along not only their sacred knowledge but their spirit guides as well), Keeney’s story gives voice to the mind, heart, and soul of shamanic healing.


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Shaking the Pumpkin

Jerome Rothenberg, Editor

One of the significant highlights of Shaking the Pumpkin: Traditional Poetry of the Indian North Americans is a dizzying array of translation methods. One of the editor’s main concerns when working on this anthology was not to use the “limiting” European definition of a poem, but rather to open up the definition to include the context surrounding the spoken word. To this end, Jerome Rothenberg attempts to translate all the elements involved with the poetic event or ritual—pictures, body movements, sounds—to create a more faithful, complete translation….

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Jerome Rothenberg, Editor

One of the significant highlights of Shaking the Pumpkin: Traditional Poetry of the Indian North Americans is a dizzying array of translation methods. One of the editor’s main concerns when working on this anthology was not to use the “limiting” European definition of a poem, but rather to open up the definition to include the context surrounding the spoken word. To this end, Jerome Rothenberg attempts to translate all the elements involved with the poetic event or ritual—pictures, body movements, sounds—to create a more faithful, complete translation. Rothenberg suggests in the introduction that the translations should work “by analogy to contemporary, limit-smashing experiments (as with concrete poetry, sound poetry, intermedia, happenings, etc.)” As a result, the stylistic range represented in Shaking the Pumpkin reflects the variety of poetic practices that existed among Native American cultures. (it is estimated that, before the exploration of North America by Europeans, over 500 distinct native languages were in use.) Rothenberg translated, or co-translated, a large portion of the material; however, other translators represented in the anthology include Anselm Hollo, W. S. Merwin, and Nathaniel Tarn. Along with a thoughtful introduction, Shaking the Pumpkin includes a breakdown of the works by region and tribe, and a large section of commentaries, which offer background information about each poem, placing the works within a cultural context. Rothenberg also uses the commentaries to discuss American Indian tribal poetry, philosophy, and history.


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The Chymical Cook

Jay Bremyer

This is the true story of several young people in the 1960s who encounter a remarkable teacher of the occult in the menacing world of rural Georgia. The teacher, an elfish woman named Elsie, turns chance events into mystical symbols through poetic speeches…

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Jay Bremyer

This is the true story of several young people in the 1960s who encounter a remarkable teacher of the occult in the menacing world of rural Georgia. The teacher, an elfish woman named Elsie, turns chance events into mystical symbols through poetic speeches that keep the group awe-struck while giving object-lessons (including alchemical cooking!) in the teachings. Includes an epilogue recounting characters’ lives since the 60s.


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Twelve Drawings

Charles Stein

In 2015, Charles Stein started drawing in a particular way, the result of which, a few years on, is a continuum of hand-drawn works on paper. Though worked out with considerable deliberation regarding overall structure, the final images are emerging forms…

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Charles Stein

In 2015, Charles Stein started drawing in a particular way, the result of which, a few years on, is a continuum of hand-drawn works on paper. Though worked out with considerable deliberation regarding overall structure, the final images are emerging forms—arise in the concrete process of drawing itself—rather than the programmed achievements of that deliberation. The way they’re to be experienced, according to Stein, is similarly emergent, or as he says: “They are offered for extended perusal, for they will not yield their secrets on a single glance but, perhaps, solicit … retinal sensation, cortical processing, conceptual reflection, ineffable integration.”

Twelve Drawings is a fine, 10.75 x 15-inch, limited edition of 350 copies, of which 150 are unsigned ($75) and 200 are signed and numbered ($150). To buy this book, contact publishers@stationhill.org


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