Jay Johnston's Angels of Desire: Esoteric Bodies, Aesthetics and Ethics PDF

By Jay Johnston

ISBN-10: 1845533070

ISBN-13: 9781845533076

ISBN-10: 1845533089

ISBN-13: 9781845533083

the concept the human physique comprises 'subtle our bodies' - psycho-spiritual essences - are available in quite a few esoteric traditions. This radical kind of selfhood demanding situations the dualisms on the middle of Western discourse : mind/body, divine/human, matter/spirit, reason/emotion, I/other. 'Angels of hope' explores the aesthetics and ethics of sophisticated our bodies. What emerges is an knowing of embodiment now not solely tied to materiality. The publication examines using refined our bodies throughout a number of traditions, yogic, tantric, theosophical, airtight and sufi. 'Angels of wish' indicates the relevance of the sophisticated physique for faith, philosophy, paintings heritage and modern feminist spiritual experiences and theories of desire.

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