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Kripal, Jeffrey J. (Jeffrey John) 1962-

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Works: 26 works in 109 publications in 2 languages and 8,067 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference proceedings  Comparative studies  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL51, 299.932
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Publications by Jeffrey J Kripal
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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 1,669 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
Encountering Kali in the margins, at the center, in the West by Rachel Fell McDermott( file )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,577 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 )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,067 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 )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
Esalen has always been on the edge. Famous for its natural hot springs and stunning locale on the face of the Pacific coastline, the institute has long been a world leader in alternative and experiential education. Such luminaries as Henry Miller, Joseph Campbell, Aldous Huxley, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Hunter S. Thompson, and others have gathered there to develop their revolutionary ideas, transformative spiritual practices, and innovative art forms. Jeffrey Kripal here recounts the spectacular history of Esalen and its birth in the American counterculture. Forged in the literary and mythical leanings of the Beat Generation, inspired in the lecture halls of Stanford by radical scholars of comparative religion, the institute was the remarkable brainchild of Michael Murphy and Richard Price. Set against the heady backdrop of California during the revolutionary 1960s, Esalen recounts in fascinating detail how these two maverick thinkers sought to fuse the spiritual revelations of the East with the scientific revolutions of the West, or to combine the very best elements of Zen Buddhism, Western alchemy, and Indian yoga particularly in its Tantric forms into a decidedly utopian vision that rejected the dogmas of conventional religion. In their religion of no religion, the natural world was just as crucial as the spiritual one, science and faith not only commingled but became staunch allies, and the enlightenment of the body through self-enhancement and, yes, free love could lead to the full realization of our development as human beings. Darwin, Tantric sex, cold war physics, psychedelic drugs, golf, and, of course, religion all come into play in a book that can only be described as monumental. Esalen is a prehistory of our nation s current fascination with Eastern religions, our steadily growing acceptance of the supernatural in everyday life and a surprising page-turner
Crossing boundaries essays on the ethical status of mysticism ( file )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 713 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 586 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 )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 428 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. Kripal grounds his study in the work of four major figures in the h
Kālī's child : the mystical and the erotic in the life and teachings of Ramakrishna by Jeffrey J Kripal( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Roads of excess, palaces of wisdom : eroticism & reflexivity in the study of mysticism by Jeffrey J Kripal( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
On the edge of the future : Esalen and the evolution of American culture ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Vishnu on Freud's desk : a reader in psychoanalysis and Hinduism ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Comparing religions : coming to terms by Jeffrey J Kripal( file )
10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 116 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 15 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
Seriously strange : thinking anew about psychical experiences ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 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
Reality against society William Blake, antinomianism, and the American counterculture by Jeffrey J Kripal( file )
1 edition published in 2007 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 (99)
Spanish (2)
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