The Varieties of Spiritual Experience — 21st Century Research and Perspectives
Spiritual experiences have occurred within people around the world and throughout history, up to and including the present day. The founders of every major religion described them, philosophers since antiquity have pondered them, and according to recent polls, about thirty percent of people still report them. A century ago, philosopher and psychologist William James famously analyzed accounts of these experiences and raised questions for future scientific study. Now, modern science has some answers.
Oxford University Press
Uncertain Places. Essays on Occult & Outsider Experiences
All of us today dwell in uncertain places – realities in which thoughts make things happen. ESP is provable by the scientific methods once used to debunk it, UFOs are mainstream, and magick no longer requires rite and ritual but is as near as your own mind. Today’s leading voice of esotericism and the occult, Mitch Horowitz, an award-winning historian, offers a thought-provoking investigation of the spiritual, the occult, the magickal, and the extra-physical.
Seventeen-year-old Maisie Rojas has spent her entire life in the Q—a post-pandemic quarantine zone that was once Austin, Texas. Born and raised behind the high security walls that sealed their fate, she’s now a trusted lieutenant for one of the territory’s controlling families. Lennon Pierce, the charismatic son of a US presidential candidate, has just been kidnapped by his father’s enemies and dropped out of a plane into the. Maisie must get him out or he will be permanently infected and forced to remain.
Penguin Random House
High-Risk Homosexual. A Memoir
In a world desperate to erase us, queer Latinx men must find ways to hold on to pride for survival, but excessive male pride is often what we are battling, both in ourselves and in others. A debut memoir about coming of age as a gay, Latinx man,High-Risk Homosexual opens in the ultimate anti-gay space: Edgar Gomez’s uncle’s cockfighting ring in Nicaragua, where he was sent at thirteen years old to become a man. Gomez shares a hard-won path to taking pride in the parts of himself he was taught to keep hidden.
Soft Scull Press
The Flowering Wand. Rewilding the Sacred Masculine
Long before the sword-wielding heroes of legends readily cut down our forests, and vanquished their enemies, there were playful gods, animal-headed kings, mischievous lovers, trickster harpists, and vegetal magicians with flowering wands. As eco-feminist Sophie Strand discovered, these wilder, more magical modes of the masculinity have always been hiding in plains sight. Sharing eight years of research, Strand leads us back into the forgotten landscapes and hidden secrets of familiar myths