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Kripal, Jeffrey J. (Jeffrey John) 1962-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 116 publications in 2 languages and 6,760 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference proceedings  Miscellanea  Comparative studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BL1225.K3, 294.52114
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Publications about Jeffrey J Kripal
Publications by Jeffrey J Kripal
Most widely held works by Jeffrey J Kripal
Encountering Kali in the margins, at the center, in the West by Rachel Fell McDermott( file )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,409 libraries worldwide
This title explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen - the Hindu goddess Kālī. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a Tantric sexual partner, and an all-loving, compassionate mother
Hidden intercourse eros and sexuality in the history of Western esotericism by Wouter J Hanegraaff( file )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 916 libraries worldwide
"From rumours about gnostic orgies in antiquity to the explicit erotic symbolism of alchemical texts, from the subtly coded eroticism of medieval kabbalah to the sexual magic practiced by contemporary occultists and countercultural translations of Asian Tantra, the history of Western esotericism is rich in references to the domains of eros and sexuality. This volume, which brings together an impressive array of top-level specialists, is the first to analyze the eroticism of the esoteric without sensationalism or cheap generalizations, but on the basis of expert scholarship and attention to textual and historical detail."--BOOK JACKET
Esalen : America and the religion of no religion by Jeffrey J Kripal( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 829 libraries worldwide
The serpent's gift gnostic reflections on the study of religion by Jeffrey J Kripal( file )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 800 libraries worldwide
?Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field.? With those words in Genesis, God condemns the serpent for tempting Adam and Eve, and the serpent has shouldered the blame ever since. But how would the study of religion change if we looked at the Fall from the snake?s point of view? Would he appear as a bringer of wisdom, more generous than the God who wishes to keep his creation ignorant?. Inspired by the early Gnostics who took that startling view, Jeffrey J. Kripal uses the serpent as a starting point for a groundbreaking reconsideration of
Crossing boundaries essays on the ethical status of mysticism ( file )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Mutants and mystics : science fiction, superhero comics, and the paranormal by Jeffrey J Kripal( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
"Account of how comic book heroes have helped their creators and fans alike explore and express a wealth of paranormal experiences ignored by mainstream science. Delving deeply into the work of major figures in the field--from Jack Kirby's cosmic superhero sagas and Philip K. Dick's futuristic head-trips to Alan Moore's sex magic and Whitley Strieber's communion with visitors--Kripal shows how creators turned to science fiction to convey the reality of the inexplicable and the paranormal they experienced in their lives. Expanded consciousness found its language in the metaphors of sci-fi--incredible powers, unprecedented mutations, time-loops and vast intergalactic intelligences--and the deeper influences of mythology and religion that these in turn drew from; the wildly creative work that followed caught the imaginations of millions. Moving deftly from Cold War science and Fredric Wertham's anticomics crusade to gnostic revelation and alien abduction, Kripal spins out a hidden history of American culture, rich with mythical themes and shot through with an awareness that there are other realities far beyond our everyday understanding."--Jacket
Authors of the impossible : the paranormal and the sacred by Jeffrey J Kripal( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Most scholars dismiss research into the paranormal as pseudoscience, a frivolous pursuit for the paranoid or gullible. Even historians of religion, whose work naturally attends to events beyond the realm of empirical science, have shown scant interest in the subject. But the history of psychical phenomena, Jeffrey J. Kripal contends, is an untapped source of insight into the sacred and by tracing that history through the last two centuries of Western thought we can see its potential centrality to the critical study of religion. --Book jacket
Kālī's child : the mystical and the erotic in the life and teachings of Ramakrishna by Jeffrey J Kripal( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 libraries worldwide
Roads of excess, palaces of wisdom : eroticism & reflexivity in the study of mysticism by Jeffrey J Kripal( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
On the edge of the future : Esalen and the evolution of American culture ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Vishnu on Freud's desk : a reader in psychoanalysis and Hinduism ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Comparing religions : coming to terms by Jeffrey J Kripal( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Comparing Religions is a next-generation textbook which expertly guides, inspires, and challenges those who wish to think seriously about religious pluralism in the modern world. A unique book teaching the art and practice of comparing religionsDraws on a wide range of religious traditions to demonstrate the complexity and power of comparative practicesProvides both a history and understanding of comparative practice and a series of thematic chapters showing how responsible practice is doneA three part structure provides readers with a map and effective process through which to grasp this cha
Autores de lo imposible : lo paranormal y lo sagrado by Jeffrey J Kripal( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Vishnu on Freud's desk : a reader in psychoanalysis by T. G Vaidyanathan( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The unknown, remembered gate : religious experience and hermeneutical reflection ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Seriously strange : thinking anew about psychical experiences ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Comparing religions : coming to terms by Jeffrey J Kripal( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Kālī's child the mystical and the erotic in the life and teachings of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa by Jeffrey J Kripal( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Kl's child : the mystical and the erotic in the life and teachings of Ramakrishna by Jeffrey J Kripal( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Encountering Kl : in the margins, at the center, in the West ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Kripal, Jeffery J.
Kripal, Jeffrey J.
Kripal, Jeffrey John.
Kripal, Jeffrey John, 1962-
Languages
English (103)
Spanish (2)
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