Mysticism: Holiness East and West

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Abbasids, 251
Aboriginal Australians, 282-286
beliefs of, shaped by creative powers, 283
dreaming by, 284, 291
lack of mysticism of, 286
use of songs by, 284
Abulafia, Avraham, 161
Abulafia, Joseph ben Todros, 158
Adawiyah, Rabi'a al-, 251
Africa, 286-290
Aggadah (Jewish folk tradition), 139, 163
Alawi, Ahmad al-, 265-266
Algeria, Sufism in, 265-266
Algonquians, 277
Ali (fourth Islamic caliph), 249
Allah, 228, 235-236. See also God; Islam
Allah, Ibn Ata, 262
as used by Allah, 235
as used by Maimonides, 158
as used in medieval Judaism, 155-156
Altered states. See States of awareness
American culture, inimical to mysticism, 309-310
American Indians. See Native Latin Americans; Native North Americans
Analects (Confucian text), 105, 106. See also Mencius
Antony (Christian solitary), 197
Aquinas, Saint Thomas, 22, 57, 302
Arabi, Ibn al-, 253-255
Arabs. See Islam
Arctic Dreams ( Lopez), 278
Arhats (saints), 72, 77
Arseniev, Nicholas, 218
Aryan culture, in India, 29-30, 55
Asceticism, 39, 301
Ashoka (emperor, India), 62
Ashvoghosa, 67
Atatürk, Kemal, 267
Athanasius (bishop, Alexandria), 197
Atman,40, 41, 56. See also Brahman; Ultimate reality
knowledge of, gained through meditation, 4417
reached through yoga,45
as viewed by Shankara, 46-48, 54
Augustine, Saint, 57, 197, 219, 223, 302
sayings of, 23
views of, compared with Origen's, 199
views of the soul of, 201-203
Australian Aborigines. See Aboriginal Australians
Avalokita (bodhisattva), 78-79
Avireri (mythic hero), 280, 281
Awliya, Nizam ad-Din, 256
Awn, Peter, 247, 252
Aztecs, 288
Baal Shem Tov (Israel ben Eliezer), 168-- 169
Bakr, Abu, 249-250
Bambara (African tribe), 287, 290
Bangladesh, 30
Basavanna, 52-53
Basham, A. L., 53-55
Baso, 128
Brahman as, 47
as goodness, 299
as limited in physical world, 299-300
nature of, 40
as quality of ultimacy, 298
Bektash, Hajji, 261
Bektashiyah, 261-262
Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint, 205-206, 214
Beyer, Stephan, 82
Bhagavad-Gita (Hindu text), 50-52, 308
Bhakti (devotional love), 35, 50-55. See also Hinduism
Bible, 302. See also New Testament; Torah


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