Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Philosophy > Triadic Mysticism
Displaying 2257 of 2697         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Triadic Mysticism
Triadic Mysticism
Description

From the Jacket

This book is the first consistent theological treatment of the subject of Hindu thought known to itself as Trika or Triadism, and popularly as Kashmir Saivism. Few Indic theologies equal it in architectonic power and mystical profundity. Its highest category and goal is Consciousness or Light ( cit, prakasa), whose foremost characteristic is Freedom (svatantrya). This goal can be attained through four ways (upayas). The theology of these ways pertains to Gnostic or knowledge-oriented Triadism, whose prime theologian is Abhinavagupta, the "emperor of Indic speculation. The book also discusses the other, and lesser known Devotional or emotion-oriented Triadism, whose chief exponent is the poetess Lalla.

The author has endeavoured to make the thought of this complex system intelligible to educated readers innocent of Sanskrit, through a consistent use of English equivalents of Triadic terminology, listed in the Appendix. He has also attempted to sound the depths of the Triadic system through the use of the comparative method, by instituting parallels with the theologies of two religions, Islam and Catholicism. The latter religion, Murphy believes, offers, the greatest number of such parallels with Triadism, and so is compared with it in greater detail. Murphy's book is truly a model of inter-theological comparison.

About the Author

Paul E. Murphy is an American, born and educated in New York city. After graduating from high school, he served for a brief time in the United States Marine Corps toward the end of World War II and was honourably discharged in 1946. In 1950 he entered the New York City Police Department and was retired with the rank of Lieutenant in 1974. Since then he has taught Police Science and Criminal Justice Ethics at John Jay Collage of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, where he holds the rank of Associate Professor.

The Author possesses a master of Public Administration degree (1963) from the City University of New York, and the Master of Arts (1970) and Doctor of Philosophy (1978) degrees from Fordham University. He has numerous publications in the areas of theology, Police Science, and ethics. In 1980, he was a visiting professor for six months at the Police Staff Collage, Bramshill, England during which time he lectured at Oxford University and at various police force academies throughout the United Kingdom.

Contents:

Preface

Chapter
I. HISTORY AND METAPHYSICS

  A. History
     1. Rise of Triadism
     2. Schools and Early Propagators of Triadism
        (a) Family (of Energies) School
        (b) Gradation School
        (c) Self-Awareness or Vibration School
        (d) Integrated School
     3. Life and Works of Abhinavagupta
        (a) Initial or First Theological Period
        (b) Intermediate or Poetic Period
        (c) Final or Second Theological Period

  B. Metaphysics
     1. Cosmic Manifestation : The Thirty-six Categories of Triadism
     2. Reabsorption : The Twelve Consuming Energies or kalis
     3. Bondage: The Three Impurities or Ignorances

II. GNOSTIC TRIADISM : THE WAYS TO LIBERATION

  A. The Individual Way : Absorption in the Object
     1. The Spiritual Master
     2. Yogic Practices
        (a) Images, Postures, and Gestures
        (b) Breath Control
        (c) Mystical Formulas
        (d) Meditation
        (e) Appeasement of Thought

  B. The Energic Way : Absorption in Energy
     1. The Mystical Centers and the Coiled or Serpentine Potency
        (a) The Seven Centers
        (b) The "Awakening"
     2. Mystical Realization
        (a) Perfect Compenetration
     3. Ritual Sex
        (a) Its Rightful Place in the Energic Way
        (b) The Ritual Itself

  C. The Divine Way : Absorption in the Void
     1. Emptiness
        (a) The Concepts of the Single Moment and the Interstitial Void
        (b) The Definition and Implication of the Term "Emptiness"
        (c) The Absolute Void
     2. Mystical Fervor

  D. The Null Way : Absorption in Bliss
     1. Energic Fulmination
     2. The Tremendous State
     3. Liberation-in-Life and Impassibility

III. DEVOTIONAL TRIADISM

  A. Conflict Between Knowledge and Love

  B. Devotion and the Devotional Poets of Kashmir

  C. The "Personal" God of Devotionalism

  D. Siva, The Archetypal Ascetic 

  E. The Dark Night of Siva 
     1. The Painful Night
     2. The Painful and Purifying Phases of Progression
     3. The Anguish of Possession and the Pangs of Desire

  F. Illumination and the Path of Love

IV. TRIADIC AND CATHOLIC PARALLELS

  A. Archetype I : Breaking through the Energy of Siva and the Return to Light

  B. Archetype II : Sacrificial Self-Annihilation
     1. Theocentrism : Foundation of the French School
        (a) Christological Approach: Self-Renouncement and Adherence to God
     2. Sacrificial Adoration
        (a) Sacrifice in the Old Law
        (b) Sacrifice in the New Law

  C. Archetype III : The Dark Night of Mystical Awakening
     1. The Meaning and Application of the Term: "Dark Night"
        (a) The Active Night of Sense
            (1) The Aridities
        (b) The Passive Night of Spirit
            (1) The Painfulness of the Contemplative Night
            (2) The Divine Light of Contemplation and the Faculties of the Soul
     2. The Stages of Mystical Progression
        (a) The Inferior Stage
        (b) The Superior Stage

  D. Archetype IV : The Impassible State of Deification
     1. Impassibility
     2. Deification

CONCLUSION

Glossary of Triadism
List of Abbreviation
Bibliography
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

Triadic Mysticism

Item Code:
IDD371
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1999
Publisher:
Motilal Banarsidas Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN:
81-208-0010-9
Size:
8.7" x 5.7"
Pages:
241
Price:
$25.00   Shipping Free
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Triadic Mysticism

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4399 times since 8th Feb, 2010

From the Jacket

This book is the first consistent theological treatment of the subject of Hindu thought known to itself as Trika or Triadism, and popularly as Kashmir Saivism. Few Indic theologies equal it in architectonic power and mystical profundity. Its highest category and goal is Consciousness or Light ( cit, prakasa), whose foremost characteristic is Freedom (svatantrya). This goal can be attained through four ways (upayas). The theology of these ways pertains to Gnostic or knowledge-oriented Triadism, whose prime theologian is Abhinavagupta, the "emperor of Indic speculation. The book also discusses the other, and lesser known Devotional or emotion-oriented Triadism, whose chief exponent is the poetess Lalla.

The author has endeavoured to make the thought of this complex system intelligible to educated readers innocent of Sanskrit, through a consistent use of English equivalents of Triadic terminology, listed in the Appendix. He has also attempted to sound the depths of the Triadic system through the use of the comparative method, by instituting parallels with the theologies of two religions, Islam and Catholicism. The latter religion, Murphy believes, offers, the greatest number of such parallels with Triadism, and so is compared with it in greater detail. Murphy's book is truly a model of inter-theological comparison.

About the Author

Paul E. Murphy is an American, born and educated in New York city. After graduating from high school, he served for a brief time in the United States Marine Corps toward the end of World War II and was honourably discharged in 1946. In 1950 he entered the New York City Police Department and was retired with the rank of Lieutenant in 1974. Since then he has taught Police Science and Criminal Justice Ethics at John Jay Collage of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, where he holds the rank of Associate Professor.

The Author possesses a master of Public Administration degree (1963) from the City University of New York, and the Master of Arts (1970) and Doctor of Philosophy (1978) degrees from Fordham University. He has numerous publications in the areas of theology, Police Science, and ethics. In 1980, he was a visiting professor for six months at the Police Staff Collage, Bramshill, England during which time he lectured at Oxford University and at various police force academies throughout the United Kingdom.

Contents:

Preface

Chapter
I. HISTORY AND METAPHYSICS

  A. History
     1. Rise of Triadism
     2. Schools and Early Propagators of Triadism
        (a) Family (of Energies) School
        (b) Gradation School
        (c) Self-Awareness or Vibration School
        (d) Integrated School
     3. Life and Works of Abhinavagupta
        (a) Initial or First Theological Period
        (b) Intermediate or Poetic Period
        (c) Final or Second Theological Period

  B. Metaphysics
     1. Cosmic Manifestation : The Thirty-six Categories of Triadism
     2. Reabsorption : The Twelve Consuming Energies or kalis
     3. Bondage: The Three Impurities or Ignorances

II. GNOSTIC TRIADISM : THE WAYS TO LIBERATION

  A. The Individual Way : Absorption in the Object
     1. The Spiritual Master
     2. Yogic Practices
        (a) Images, Postures, and Gestures
        (b) Breath Control
        (c) Mystical Formulas
        (d) Meditation
        (e) Appeasement of Thought

  B. The Energic Way : Absorption in Energy
     1. The Mystical Centers and the Coiled or Serpentine Potency
        (a) The Seven Centers
        (b) The "Awakening"
     2. Mystical Realization
        (a) Perfect Compenetration
     3. Ritual Sex
        (a) Its Rightful Place in the Energic Way
        (b) The Ritual Itself

  C. The Divine Way : Absorption in the Void
     1. Emptiness
        (a) The Concepts of the Single Moment and the Interstitial Void
        (b) The Definition and Implication of the Term "Emptiness"
        (c) The Absolute Void
     2. Mystical Fervor

  D. The Null Way : Absorption in Bliss
     1. Energic Fulmination
     2. The Tremendous State
     3. Liberation-in-Life and Impassibility

III. DEVOTIONAL TRIADISM

  A. Conflict Between Knowledge and Love

  B. Devotion and the Devotional Poets of Kashmir

  C. The "Personal" God of Devotionalism

  D. Siva, The Archetypal Ascetic 

  E. The Dark Night of Siva 
     1. The Painful Night
     2. The Painful and Purifying Phases of Progression
     3. The Anguish of Possession and the Pangs of Desire

  F. Illumination and the Path of Love

IV. TRIADIC AND CATHOLIC PARALLELS

  A. Archetype I : Breaking through the Energy of Siva and the Return to Light

  B. Archetype II : Sacrificial Self-Annihilation
     1. Theocentrism : Foundation of the French School
        (a) Christological Approach: Self-Renouncement and Adherence to God
     2. Sacrificial Adoration
        (a) Sacrifice in the Old Law
        (b) Sacrifice in the New Law

  C. Archetype III : The Dark Night of Mystical Awakening
     1. The Meaning and Application of the Term: "Dark Night"
        (a) The Active Night of Sense
            (1) The Aridities
        (b) The Passive Night of Spirit
            (1) The Painfulness of the Contemplative Night
            (2) The Divine Light of Contemplation and the Faculties of the Soul
     2. The Stages of Mystical Progression
        (a) The Inferior Stage
        (b) The Superior Stage

  D. Archetype IV : The Impassible State of Deification
     1. Impassibility
     2. Deification

CONCLUSION

Glossary of Triadism
List of Abbreviation
Bibliography
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Paratrisika-Vivarana by Abhinavagupta: The Secret of Tantric Mysticism
by Bettina Baumer and Jaideva Singh
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Motilal Banarsidass
Item Code: NAB387
$30.00
Sri-Yantra and The Geophilosophy of India
by Niraj Kumar
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF980
$35.00
Comparative Aesthetics Volume I: Indian Aesthetics
by Prof. Dr. Kanti Chandra Pandey
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office
Item Code: IDE448
$34.50
From Dualism to Non-Dualism (A Study of the Evolution of Saivite Thought)
by Moti Lal Pandit
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IHJ027
$38.50
Banaras, The Heritage City of India (Geography, History and Bibliography)
by Rana P.B. Singh
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Indica Books
Item Code: IDL095
$41.50
Social Ecology
by Radhakamal Mukerjee
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAH544
$60.00
Tantra and Sakta Art of Orissa (Three Volumes)
by Thomas Eugene Donaldson
Hardcover (Edition: 2002)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDJ914
$325.00
A Short History of Religious and Philosophic Thought In India
by Sri Swami Krishnananda
Paperback (Edition: 1994)
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IDK777
$8.50
The Enlightenment of Vairocana
by Alex Wayman & R. Tajima
Hardcover (Edition: 1998)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDE350
$32.00

Testimonials

I’ve received my blue scarf and I am delighted. I am impressed by your professionalism. Thank you so much! I will place another order soon.
Celine, France
Received the consignment in time. Excellent service. I place on record your prompt service and excellent way the product was packed and sent. Kindly accept my appreciation and thanks for all those involved in this work. My prayers t the Almighty to continue the excellent service for the many more years to come. Long live EXOTIC INDIA and its employees
N.KALAICHELVAN, Tamil Nadu
A very thorough and beautiful website and webstore. I have tried for several years to get this Bhagavad Gita Home Study Course from Arshavidya and have been unable. Was so pleased to find it in your store!
George Marshall
A big fan of Exotic India. Have been for years and years. I am always certain to find exactly what I am looking for in your merchandise.
John Dash, western New York, USA
I just got my order and it’s exactly as I hoped it would be!
Nancy, USA.
It is amazing. I am really very very happy with your excellent service. I received the book today in an awesome condition. Thanks again.
Shambhu, New York.
Thank you for making available some many amazing literary works!
Parmanand Jagnandan, USA
I have been very happy with your service in selling Puranas. I have bought several in the past and am happy with the packaging and care you exhibit. Thank you for this Divine Service.
Raj, USA
Thank you very much! My grandpa received the book today and the smile you put on his face was priceless. He has been trying to order this book from other companies for months now. He only recently asked me for help and you have made this transaction so easy. My grandpa is so happy he wants to order two more copies. I am currently in the process of ordering 2 more.
Rinay, Australia
I would just let you know that today I received my order. It was packed so beautifully and what lovely service.
Caroline, Australia
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India