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JELLYFISH BONES: The Humor Of Zen.
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JELLYFISH BONES: The Humor Of Zen.

By Gilbert, Don (Zen Master Ta Hui)

Oakland, CA:: Blue Dolphin Publishing, , (1980). Very good in illustrated wrappers.. 1st trade paperback printing. The author is a monk in the Cho Ke Order of Korea and also a cartoonist whose work centers around Zen themes. Master Gilbert feels that humor is an effective way to activate an intuitive knowing of the truth of ourselves. Illustrated with cartoons and decorative borders.

$15.00

THE MEANING OF LIFE IN HINDUISM AND BUDDHISM.
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THE MEANING OF LIFE IN HINDUISM AND BUDDHISM.

By Ross, Floyd H.

Boston:: Beacon Press,, (1952). Good only in orange cloth - previous owner's name on front endpaper, some penciled notations, underlining and brackets, sunning to spine, no dust jacket.. First US printing. Looks at ancient India, the art of yoga, teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and early Buddhism and more. Glossary, bibliography, index. xi, 167 pp.

$16.00

A WINTER WALK.
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A WINTER WALK.

By McCarroll, Tolbert (Brother Toby)

New York:: The Crossroad Publishing Company,, (2006). Near fine in a fine dust jacket.. First printing. Brother Toby, a lay monk, invites the reader to stroll along with him through the wintry season of darkness, candlelight and the rich symbols and celebrations of all faiths - the Advent Wreath, Bodhi Day, Chanukah, Ramadan, Santa Lucia and Epiphany. INSCRIBED on the title page "For B - may you always find the 'thin place' in life. Illustrations by Dorothy BeeBee. 157 pp.

$21.50

FOR WE HAVE THIS TREASURE: The Yale Lectures on Preaching, 1943.
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FOR WE HAVE THIS TREASURE: The Yale Lectures on Preaching, 1943.

By Scherer, Paul (1892-1969)

New York:: Harper & Brothers,, (1944). Good overall in beige cloth - previous owner's name, some scattered penciled underlining, call letters on spine but no indication of library provenance. No dust jacket.. First edition. A group of lectures delivered as the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale Divinity School. The Rev. Dr. Paul E. Scherer was the pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in New York from 1920-1945. Notes. xii, 212 pp.

$15.00

OBSTACLES TO MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE, Pendle Hill Pamphlet Number 132.
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OBSTACLES TO MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE, Pendle Hill Pamphlet Number 132.

By Crom, Scott.

Wallingford, Pennsylvania:: Pendle Hill Publications, , (1963). Near fine in stapled blue wrappers (some toning to the covers, name inside front cover).. First edition, a slim paperback. Notes. 31 pp

$12.50

FROM THE LIFE OF SRI ANANDAMAYI MA, Part 1.
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FROM THE LIFE OF SRI ANANDAMAYI MA, Part 1.

By [Sri Anandamayi Ma, 1896-1982] Mukerji, Bithika.

Bhaidaini, Varanasi, India: : Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha,, (1970). Very good in a good dust jacket (An inexpensively produced book with some spine slant, crinkling to the endpapers, edgewear to the dj). First printing. Scarce first edition of this account of the life of Sri Anandamayi Ma, an Indian Hindu spiritual leader who was called "the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced." This covers her childhood through the last year in Dacca in 1931. Photographs, Glossary, iv, 213 pp.

$85.00

CARDINALS OF FAITH: Brief Studies for a Time of Groping.
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CARDINALS OF FAITH: Brief Studies for a Time of Groping.

By McCall, Oswald W. S.

New York & Cincinnati:: The Abingdon Press. , (1924). Very good in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering (lettering rubbed on spine). First edition. A book published two years after McCall became the minister of First Congregational Church of Berkeley, California. In addition to writing several books, McCall was active in the community - in the 1930s, McCall was the leader of opposition to racially restrictive covenants in Berkeley.) Introduction by John Wright Buckham, Professor of Christian Theology in Pacific School of Religion. SIGNED on the front endpaper. 215 pp.

$28.50

MANY DIMENSIONS.
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MANY DIMENSIONS.

By Williams, Charles (1886-1945)

Grand Rapids, MI:: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., (1993). Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Trade paperback. A novel of horror and fantasy, but also a deeply religious work, originally published in 1933, one of seven "supernatural thrillers" (the term applied to his novels by T. S. Eliott) by this poet, author, theologian and editor at Oxford University Press. Williams was a member of C. S. Lewis's literary society, the Inkings, along with Tolkien and many others. 269 pp.

$12.50

WAR IN HEAVEN.
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WAR IN HEAVEN.

By Williams, Charles (1886-1945)

Grand Rapids, MI:: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., (1994). Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Trade paperback. A novel of horror and fantasy, but also a deeply religious work, originally published in 1930, one of seven "supernatural thrillers" (the term applied to his novels by T. S. Eliott) by this poet, author, theologian and editor at Oxford University Press. Williams was a member of C. S. Lewis's literary society, the Inkings, along with Tolkien and many others. 196 pp.

$12.50

THE PLACE OF THE LION
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THE PLACE OF THE LION

By Williams, Charles (1886-1945)

Grand Rapids, MI:: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., (1991.). Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (remainder line). Trade paperback. A novel of horror and fantasy, but also a deeply religious work, originally published in 1933, one of seven "supernatural thrillers" (the term applied to his novels by T. S. Eliott) by this poet, author, theologian and editor at Oxford University Press. Williams was a member of C. S. Lewis's literary society, the Inkings, along with Tolkien and many others. 206 pp.

$12.50

THE GREATER TRUMPS.
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THE GREATER TRUMPS.

By Williams, Charles.

London:: Faber & Faber,, (1964). Very near fine in a like dustjacket. A clean, tight copy with just a hint of toning to the dj.. Reprint. A weaving of the 'Tarot imagery into a parable of love and power that is at once a compelling novel of the supernatural and a brilliant statement of his unique mysticism.' Originally published in 1932, this is one of seven "supernatural thrillers" (the term applied to his novels by T. S. Eliott) by this poet, author, theologian and editor at Oxford University Press. Williams was a member of C. S. Lewis's literary society, the Inkings, along with Tolkien and many others. 230 pp.

$45.00

THE ULTIMATE GAME: The Rise and Fall of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh,
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THE ULTIMATE GAME: The Rise and Fall of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh,

By Strelley, Kate with Robert D. San Souci.

New York:: Harper & Row,, (1987). Near fine in a fine dustjacket (bottom edge of textblock slightly bumped).. First printing. An insider's account of the Rajneesh movement - the author was the "secretary" to Ma Anand Sheela for most of 1976-1981, and thus she was part of the inner circle controlling the ashram and its financial affairs, This book attempts but does not quite manage to explain the allure of the movement, and, since Strelley was only on the periphery after the move to Oregon, it does not really explain the collapse either. Strelley's final conclusion is that Bhagwan was the center of it all. An interesting look at a phenomena that was very much a part of the times - late 1960s thru early 1980s - but one which still continues to have an influence today from a different perspective than the award-winning documentary "Wild, Wild Country." Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 381 pp.

$29.50

TEN BREATHS TO HAPPINESS: Touching Life in its Fullness.
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TEN BREATHS TO HAPPINESS: Touching Life in its Fullness.

By Schneider, Glen.

Berkeley, CA:: Parallax Press,, 2009.. Fine in glossy blue wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) A book which presents a series of simple practices to help us cultivate happiness and fulfillment in the course of our daily lives - deceptively simple, in fact. How often do we really stop to appreciate the beauty around us - and stop long enough to take 10 breaths? Foreword by Thich Naht Hahn. INSCRIBED on the first page. 108 pp.

$24.50

THE WILD, WHITE GOOSE, VOLUME II; The Diary of a Female Zen Priest.
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THE WILD, WHITE GOOSE, VOLUME II; The Diary of a Female Zen Priest.

By Jiyu-Kennett, Roshi.

Mount Shasta, CA:: Shasta Abbey Press,, (1978). Very good+ in glossy illustrated yellow wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback original. The chronicle of her last six years in Japan by Jiyu-Kennett, one of the first Western women to become a Zen master. 300 pp.

$22.50

TEILHARD DE CHARDIN: IN QUEST OF THE PERFECTION OF MAN.
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TEILHARD DE CHARDIN: IN QUEST OF THE PERFECTION OF MAN.

By [de Chardin, Teilhard, 1881-1955] Browining, Geraldine O., Josepeh L Alioto, and Seymour M Farber, editors.

Cranbury, NJ: : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press,, (1973). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. Proceedings of an international symposium held May 1971 in San Francisco co-sponsored by University of California's medical campus in SF and the city itself. . Contributors include San Francisco Mayor Jospeh Alioto, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ralph R. Greenson, Pearce Young, Jeanne Marie Mortier, Conor Cruise O'Brien, G. Gaylord Simpson, Louis Leakey and others. 290 pp.

$28.50

THE ORPHEAN PASSAGES: The Drama of Faith.
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THE ORPHEAN PASSAGES: The Drama of Faith.

By Wangerin, Walter Jr.

New York:: Harper & Row,, (1986). Very good in a good only dust jacket (price-clipped, some crinkling from dampness to rear cover, spine sunned).. First printing. An "unconventional inquiry into Christian faith. . . Wangerin sees in the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice a parallel to the Christian journey to faith." 303 pp.

$18.00

HOLD FAST BY YOUR SUNDAYS.
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HOLD FAST BY YOUR SUNDAYS.

By By the author of "Deepdale Vicarage" with introductory note by Charles Bullock.

London:: Home Words Office., (ca 1889). Very good in dark blue pictorial cloth with gilt title to cover and spine on bevelled boards (previous owner's name, offsetting to front endpaper) . New edition. Frontisplate with tissue guard and illustrations at the heading of each chapter. 123 pp plus 13 pp publisher's advertisements.

$18.00

TALBOT HOUSE TO TOWER HILL:  An Anthology Of The Writings Of The Reverend P. B. ('Tubby') Clayton, Founder-Padre Of Toc H.
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TALBOT HOUSE TO TOWER HILL: An Anthology Of The Writings Of The Reverend P. B. ('Tubby') Clayton, Founder-Padre Of Toc H.

By P B Clayton, The Reverend P. B.; compiled by John Durham.

London:: Toc H Incorporated, , 1956.. Very good in light tan cloth - some rubbing to the label on the spine, bumping to the corners. Uncommon. . First edition. A selection of both prose and poetry, just a fraction of Clayton's writings. Frontispiece portrait. The history of Toc H is a very interesting one: Talbot House was a rest house in Belgium for the British Troops during World War I - but after the end of the war when Clayton returned to London, the spirit of that house remained with him, and he wanted to create something similar in London. This was named Toc H after the soldier's term for the original house. Over the years this idea grew and the houses became known not only for delivering many services but for providing a place to debate the issues of the day. Tubby was very involved in LEPRA and many Toc H men went to work in the leprosy colonies in Africa. The writings in this book reflect the aims of Toc H - friendship, service, fairmindness, and to witness the Kingdom of God humbly. 163 pp plus a final short poem and an index of quotations.

$29.50

THE MAKING OF A MIND: Letters From A Soldier-Priest 1914-1919.
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THE MAKING OF A MIND: Letters From A Soldier-Priest 1914-1919.

By Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre.

New York:: Harper & Row,, (1965). Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, creasing to front flap of dj). Early printing. Letters to his cousin Marguerite, written during the first World War, when Teilhard de Chardin, already a Jesuit priest, volunteered for the Army, and spent 4 1/2 years as a stretcher-bearer at the front lines. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre, the Medaille Militaire, and the Legion d'Honneur, but he also began to develop his great vision of the human condition during this time. Translated from the French by Rene Hague. Frontispiece portrait, map. Index, 316 pp.

$18.50

GRACE (EVENTUALLY) Thoughts on Faith.
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GRACE (EVENTUALLY) Thoughts on Faith.

By Lamott, Anne.

New York:: Riverhead Books,, (2007). Fine in illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) A book both insightful and hilarious. xiii, 253 pp. An uncommon advance issue.

$20.00

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