The Romance of Metaphysics. An Introduction to the History, Theory and Psychology of Modern Metaphysics. Israel REGARDIE.

The Romance of Metaphysics. An Introduction to the History, Theory and Psychology of Modern Metaphysics.

Chicago, IL: The Aries Press, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xii + 288pp. Maroon fabrikoid-type cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine. A study of metaphysics - with an emphasis on Christian related schools of thought - written by Israel Regardie shortly before the US entered the Second World War. Regardie observed of the book that: "It was written primarily to establish certain points of relationship between the various metaphysical schemes and fundamental concepts of modern psychology. It has a sort of tentative personal meaning. ... Throughout, I have been moved by a sense of what I conceived to be fairness to the metaphysical schemes described. I have tried to avoid harsh prejudiced criticism. Nor have I gone too deeply into basic psychological concepts of the growth and structure of the psyche and the dynamic mechanisms it daily employs. However, such concepts are implicit in all the comments ventured in the different parts of the work." Contents: Foreword; Part One - Christian Science; Introductory; Mesmerism; Philosophy; Mary Baker Eddy; Metaphysic; Part Two - New Thought; I. N. T. A.; Neville; Part Three - Unity School of Christianity: History; Teaching; Part Four - A Newer Approach; Relaxation As A Preliminary Prayer. Very light overall shelf wear, spine and spine-titling dulled, book slightly canted and spine ends & corners lightly bumped & rubbed. Page edges a bit darkened, bookplate on front pastedown, penned date on front blank, else a tight, clean VG+ copy (no dust jacket). Item #68981

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