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The spiritual tradition in Eastern christianity : ascetic psychology, mystical experience, and physical pratices / by David.T. Bradford.

Author:
Bradford, David T., 1951- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Leuven : Peeters, 2016.
  • copyright 2016
Description:
446 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
  • Studies in spirituality. Supplement ; 26. [More in this series]
  • Studies in spirituality. Supplement ; 26
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-393) and index.
Contents:
  • 1. The Powers of the Soul -- The Incensive Power -- The Desiring Power -- The Intellect -- Image and Archetype -- Brightly Shining Mind -- 2. The Heart -- Spiritual Anatomy -- Hesychast Prayer -- Four Phases of Prayer -- Intracorporeal Space -- Posture and Respiration -- Attention -- Two Patterns of Autonomic Arousal -- Parallels in Other Traditions -- The Influence of Sufism -- 3. The Luminous Presence -- Properties of the Luminous Presence -- The Hesychast Controversy -- Divine and Demonic Visions -- Four Kinds of Luminous Visions -- Focal-Extracorporeal Light -- Global-Extracorporeal Light -- Corporeal Light -- Intracorporeal Light -- A Complex Visionary Experience -- D Chromatic Visionary Light -- Visionary Light and Divine Omnipresence -- 4. Sleep, Dreams, and Prayer -- Prayer During Sleep -- Sleep Deprivation -- Dream Interpretation -- Visions and Revelations While Asleep -- Illustration of Prayer While Dreaming -- Illustration of Mystical Experience While Asleep -- Dreamless Sleep and Mystical Experience -- 5. The Spiritual Senses -- Spiritual Perception -- Sensory Perception -- One and Many -- Mystical Synesthesia -- Spiritual Odor -- Smell and Demonic Entrapment -- 6. The Passions -- Eight Dispositions -- The Five Hindrances -- The Constructing Activities -- The Demons -- Anchorite and Cenobite -- Psychotherapy of the Passions -- Illustration of Evagrian Psychotherapy -- Demons, Delirium, and Migraine -- 7. Stillness and Dispassion -- The Delicacy of Stillness -- Nipsis and Attention -- Nipsis and Emotion -- Nipsis and Memory -- The Permanence of Dispassion -- A Dispassionate Tool -- 8. Acedia -- Depleted Fervor -- Acedia and Physical Symptoms -- 9. Pride and Vainglory -- Vainglory and Social Display -- Clothing and Other Possessions -- Vainglory and Cognition -- A Psychosis of Pride and Vainglory -- 10. Fornication -- Morbid Defluxions -- Intoxication and Sexual Fantasy -- Fornication and Sense-Desire -- 11. Gluttony -- Diverse Expressions of Gluttony -- Fasting -- A Syndrome of Ascetic Fasting -- The Precedence of Gluttony over Fornication -- The Desire for Immortality -- 12. Phvsical Practices -- Surface and Depth Interventions -- Discomfort and Pain -- The Prostration -- Face, Eyes, and Gaze -- 13. Evagrius on Impassioned Mental Activity -- Thoughts -- Illustration of Objective Perception -- 14. Images of Bodily Corruption -- The Buddhist Meditation on Foulness -- The Ascetic Utility of Raw Emotion -- 15. Maximos on Impassioned Mental Activity -- Conceptual Images -- Illustration of Objective Perception -- 16. Religious Weeping -- Tears -- Weeping -- Isaac the Syrian on Tears -- Permanent Autonomic Change -- 17. The Body in Dreams and Fantasy -- The Imaginal Body -- Principle of Mental Transformation -- 18. The Deified Body -- The Flesh -- Weightiness -- Illusory Movement -- Weightiness and Cosmology -- 19.
  • The Remembrance of Death -- Fear and Love -- An Imaginal Practice -- The Thought of Death -- Change in the Practice -- An Imitation of Christ -- 20. Three Forms of Mystical Experience -- Near-Absorption -- The Ecstatic Vision -- The Imageless Grasp -- Mystical Experience in Temporal Perspective -- 21. Maximos on Dispassion and Deification -- Eros -- Preliminary Dispassions -- Advanced Dispassions -- Inhibition of Perceptual Experience -- Deification.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
9789042932845 (pbk.) :
OCLC:
1001387564
RCP:
N - S