Lamps of Western Mysticism. Essays on the Life of the Soul in God. Arthur Edward WAITE.
Lamps of Western Mysticism. Essays on the Life of the Soul in God.

Lamps of Western Mysticism. Essays on the Life of the Soul in God.

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. First American edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. viii + 334pp. Decorated blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine and front cover. The author, Arthur Edward Waite (1857 - 1942) who was an occultist, mystic, and prolific author. A member of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, and the Theosophical Society, he joined the Order of the Golden dawn in 1891 and remained in it for over a dozen years before leaving and forming his Fellowship of the Rosy Cross. Waite wrote dozens of books, including "The Book of Black Magic and Pacts" and "The Book of Ceremonial Magic," but his real interests were much more those of a mystic than a magician. "Lamps of Western Mysticism" is a collection of thirty-two Essays on the subject of Western mysticism, in Three Parts, containing mainly revised versions of essays which he had originally published in journals like "The Quest" and "The Occult Review." Contents: Part 1 Lamps of Quest: The Path of Reality: An Ex-parte Statement; Oblation and Service; Consecrations of Life and Thought; The Higher Understanding; The Sense of the Infinite; Life and Doctrine; A Study in Contrast; The Higher Aspect; Spiritism and the Mystic Quest; Official Churches and Spiritism; The Path of the Mysteries. Part II, Lamps of Life: Of Crowned Masters; The Dionysian Heritage; The Everlasting Gospel; The Message of Eckehart; Ruysbroeck's Journey in the Divine Distance; A Bride of Christ; Voices from Carmel; Post-Reformation Mystics; Molinos and the Quietists; Later Witnesses to the Life of Life; In the Shadow of Revolution; A Modern Daughter of Desire; Part III. Lamps on Heights: Mystical Realization; Faith and Vision; The Path of Contemplation; The World to Come and the World of the Holy One; Grounds of Unity in Grace and Nature; The Poet's Glass of Vision; A Study in Christian Pantheism; The Grades of Love; The Inward Holy of Holies. [Gilbert, A36(b)]. Cloth lightly rubbed overall, spine a bit darkened and spine ends bruised and lightly chafed with a few tiny tears, heavy bump to upper front corner causing a heavy ripple through the upper top margin of most the text block. Owner's details (1929) in pen on front blank, page edges darkened and pages lightly toned - but unmarked. Overall a tight, clean G+ copy priced down due to bump. (no dust jacket). Item #68832

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