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The Resource Angels of desire : esoteric bodies, aesthetics and ethics, Jay Johnston, (electronic book)

Angels of desire : esoteric bodies, aesthetics and ethics, Jay Johnston, (electronic book)

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Angels of desire : esoteric bodies, aesthetics and ethics
Title
Angels of desire
Title remainder
esoteric bodies, aesthetics and ethics
Statement of responsibility
Jay Johnston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is an examination of the subtle body - a model of subjectivity found in esoteric, eastern and western religious and philosophical traditions - from a transdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective.
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Johnston, Jay
Dewey number
133.95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1389.A7
LC item number
J66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gnostica : texts and interpretations
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  • Astral body
  • Intersubjectivity
  • Aesthetics
  • Ethics
Summary expansion
The idea that the human body consists of 'subtle bodies' - psycho-spiritual essences - can be found in a variety of esoteric traditions. This radical form of selfhood challenges the dualisms at the heart of Western discourse : mind/body, divine/human, matter/spirit, reason/emotion, I/other. 'Angels of Desire' explores the aesthetics and ethics of subtle bodies. What emerges is an understanding of embodiment not exclusively tied to materiality. The book examines the use of subtle bodies across a range of traditions, yogic, tantric, theosophical, hermetic and sufi. 'Angels of Desire' shows the relevance of the subtle body for religion, philosophy, art history and contemporary feminist religious studies and theories of desire
Target audience
specialized
Label
Angels of desire : esoteric bodies, aesthetics and ethics, Jay Johnston, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction Section I: Subjectivity Chapter 1: Subtle Bodies Chapter 2: Difference Chapter 3: Subtle Subjects of Desire Section II: Aesthetics Chapter 4: "Seering" Desire: The Between Chapter 5: Inhabiting Sight Chapter 6: Duree: the Aesthetics of Desire-Time Section III: Ethics Chapter 7: An Ethics of Emptiness Chapter 8: Witnessing: Detached Immersion Chapter 9: An Ethics of Grace: The Law of Desiring Angels Conclusion: The Angelic Ternary
Control code
AH30447069
Extent
320 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
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Isbn
9781134937882
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Angels of desire : esoteric bodies, aesthetics and ethics, Jay Johnston, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction Section I: Subjectivity Chapter 1: Subtle Bodies Chapter 2: Difference Chapter 3: Subtle Subjects of Desire Section II: Aesthetics Chapter 4: "Seering" Desire: The Between Chapter 5: Inhabiting Sight Chapter 6: Duree: the Aesthetics of Desire-Time Section III: Ethics Chapter 7: An Ethics of Emptiness Chapter 8: Witnessing: Detached Immersion Chapter 9: An Ethics of Grace: The Law of Desiring Angels Conclusion: The Angelic Ternary
Control code
AH30447069
Extent
320 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on 2Request Access3, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781134937882
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote

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