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1. Abu-Sharif, Bassam; Mahnaimi, Uzi (1996). Tried by Fire: The Searing True Story of Two Men at the Heart of the Struggle Between the Arabs and the Jews. London: Warner Books. 303 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, light crease spine, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. A senior Israeli and a senior Palestinian join forces in search of peace in the Middle East. ISBN: 0751516368. Our Book No: 23480. $10 AUD.
2. Akbar, M. J. (2003). The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict between Islam and Christianity (Updated ed). London: Routledge / Taylor & Francis. 338 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Revised edition, adding the Second Gulf War. The first cohesive history of Jihad, written by one of India's leading journalists and writers. In this paperback edition, updated to show how and why Saddam Hussein repositioned himself as a Jihadi against America, M.J. Akbar explains the struggle between Islam and Christianity. Placing recent events in a historical context, he tackles the tricky question of what now for Jihad following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. ISBN: 0415328144. Our Book No: 17834. $15 AUD.
3. Allen, John L. (2005). Opus Dei: An Objective Look Behind the Myths and Reality of the Most Controversial Force in the Catholic Church (1st ed). New York: Doubleday. 403 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), cloth binding along spine, minor edgewear. John Allen provides the first serious study of the highly secretive, controversial organization Opus Dei. Provides unique insight into the wild rumours surrounding it, and discloses its significant influence in the Vatican and the politics of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei (literally "the work of God") is an international conservative association of Catholics who seek personal Christian perfection and strive to implement Christian ideals in their jobs and in society as a whole. Founded in Spain in 1928, it now has 84,000 members in 80 countries. It has been accused of promoting a right-wing political agenda and of cultlike practices, aggressive recruiting, brainwashing new recruits, and isolating members from their families. Its notoriety escalated with the publication of the runaway bestseller "The Da Vinci Code", in which it plays an important and sinister role. Granted unlimited access to the order, Allen draws on a wealth of interviews with current members, as well as with highly critical ex-members. First edition. ISBN: 0385514492. Our Book No: 15332. $25 AUD.
4. Anderson, John; Monk, Rich (with) (1991). Psychic Phenomena Unveiled: Confessions of a New Age Warlock. Lafayette, LA: Huntington House. 202 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, pages lightly toned. The former high priest of an occult group reveals the trickery behind miracles such as walking on hot coals, psychic readings, and stopping the heart. He later became a Christian. ISBN: 0910311498. Our Book No: 3439. $10 AUD.
5. Andresen, Jensine (editor); Forman, K. C. (editor) (2002). Cognitive Models and Spiritual Maps (Reprint ed) [Journal of Consciousness Studies Special Issue]. Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academic. 297 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. These essays throw down a challenge to the field of religious studies. It offers new and exciting approaches for our understanding of religious experience, drawn from the methods of cognitive science, neuropsychology, developmental psychology, philosophy of mind, anthropology, and the many other fields that have joined together to investigate the phenomenon of consciousness. ISBN: 0907845134. Our Book No: 15956. $20 AUD.
6. Armstrong, Karen (2001). The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 442 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Bestseller about one of the most potent forces bedevilling the modern world: religious extremism. The need to understand it has never been greater. Explains brilliantly how and why the fundamentalist understanding of religion and society differs so starkly from the mainstream throughout history from 1492 to 1999. ISBN: 0006383483. Our Book No: 5817. $15 AUD.
7. Armstrong, Karen (2009). The Case for God: What Religion Really Means (1st p/b ed). London: Bodley Head. 376 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Karen Armstrong argues that, historically, atheism has rarely been a denial of the sacred itself but has nearly always rejected a particular conception of God. Tracing the history of faith from the Palaeolithic era to the present, the author shows that until recently science and religion (Christianity) were not at war with each other. ISBN: 9781847920355. Our Book No: 28539. $20 AUD.
8. Ayliffe, David; Ayliffe, John (2009). My Brother's Eyes: The True Story of Surviving 16 Years in a Destructive Cult. Melbourne, Mulgrave: John Garratt Publishing. 296 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The true story of a dangerous religious cult that operated in New South Wales (NSW) - the Zion Full Salvation Ministry. David Ayliffe was involved with the group from his late teenage years and didn't leave until his early 40s. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781920721923. Our Book No: 14569. $20 AUD.
9. Bachelard, Michael (2008). Behind the Exclusive Brethren. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 314 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The most comprehensive book ever written about the Exclusive Brethren. It details their origins in the United Kingdom in the 19th century, their fractious history, their use of scripture to control members and dissidents, and their lucrative business and financial arrangements. This is a fascinating story of influence and power exercised across several continents, including Australia - where this tiny Christian sect seems to have a privileged existence, and has attempted to influence government. ISBN: 9781921372285. Our Book No: 15074. $20 AUD.
10. Bainbridge, William Sims (2002). The Endtime Family: Children of God (1st p/b ed). New York: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 203 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. A groundbreaking analysis of the controversial cult (The Family, or The Children of God) using interviews, observation and questionnaires compiled by 1000 cult members. ISBN: 0791452646. Our Book No: 20376. $30 AUD.
11. Berg, Geoffrey (2009). The Six Ways of Atheism: New Logical Disproofs of the Existence of God (1st ed). [Cambridge]: G. Berg / Temple DPS. 175 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Develops six simple completely logical arguments for atheism, in clear language that everybody can understand, and in a way that has never been done before. ISBN: 9780954395667. Our Book No: 23902. $10 AUD.
12. Berger, Peter L. (1970). A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural (1st p/b ed) [A Rumour of Angels]. Garden City, NY: Anchor Doubleday. 103 pp. Paperback small, good condition, edges & endpapers foxed, some edgewear, sticker front cover. This graceful essay by American sociologist Peter Berger (now considered a classic) explains how religion is reasserting itself in our rapidly changing society. ISBN: 0385066309. Our Book No: 2707. $12 AUD.
13. Berlinerblau, Jacques (2005). The Secular Bible: Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously (Reprint ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 217 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear corners. Jacques Berlinerblau suggests that atheists and agnostics must take stock of that which they oppose. He argues that defiantly maintaining a shallow understanding of religion is not a politically prudent strategy in modern times. ISBN: 052161824X. Our Book No: 28519. $20 AUD.
14. Best, Elsdon (1922). Spiritual and Mental Concepts of the Maori [Dominion Museum Monograph]. Wellington: W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printer. 43 pp. Paperback octavo, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), red covers loose & lightly faded, otherwise good condition. Our Book No: 15160. $10 AUD.
15. Blackford, Russell (editor); Schuklenk, Udo (editor) (2009). 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists (1st p/b ed). West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. 346 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. A unique and thought-provoking collection of original essays that address personal disbelief in a higher power. Drawn from an international cast of professionals in the fields of academia, science, literature, media and politics, the contributors offer carefully considered statements of why they reject the idea of a deity governing the universe and human affairs. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9781405190466. Our Book No: 25980. $15 AUD.
16. Boas, George (1997). Primitivism and Related Ideas in the Middle Ages (1st p/b ed). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. These essays by American philosophy professor George Boas cover the Middle Ages and underscore the continuity between pagan and Christian cultures with respect to concepts of primitivism. Examines a group of favorite classical themes. Initially intended as part of a series of books documenting the history of primitivism and goodness (but later cancelled), and the prepared material was first published separately in 1948. This is the later modern paperback edition. ISBN: 0801856108. Our Book No: 26896. $20 AUD.
17. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich; Noble, Bernard (translator); Wolf, Ernst (introduction) (1962). Act and Being (U.K. ed). London: Collins. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), flyleaves & edges lightly foxed, owner's rubber stamps (crossed out), minor text annotation, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. One of the German theologian's earliest writings, presented to the University of Berlin in 1931. Its two themes are transcendental philosophy and ontology, seen as underlying two theological tendencies: theology of act, and theology of being. This is a U.K. edition (Collins, London) Our Book No: 13938. $20 AUD.
18. Broadribb, Donald; Holly, Marilyn (contributor); Lyons, Norma (contributor) (1995). The Mystical Chorus: Jung and the Religious Dimension (1st ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Millennium / E. J. Dwyer. 276 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Examines Buddhism and Christianity as felt from the inside. It also discusses mysticism as a major religious stream. It also presents Australian Aboriginal and American Indian religious culture as seen and felt within the individual. Psychological insight is brought to bear in all these areas. This book is suitable to use as a textbook in college and university courses in religion and philosophy of religion. ISBN: 1864290196. Our Book No: 27414. $15 AUD.
19. Bruce, Steve (1989). God Save Ulster! The Religion and Politics of Paisleyism. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 308 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. The first serious study of Ian Paisley, the charismatic and controversial Unionist leader in Northern Ireland, who in 1951 founded his own church (sect), the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. ISBN: 0192852175. Our Book No: 13577. $10 AUD.
20. Bryant, Christopher (1985). Depth Psychology and Religious Belief (Reprint ed). Mirfield, West Yorks: Mirfield Publications. 75 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, light creases front cover, minor edgewear. This book by Christopher Bryant is based on a series of three lectures delivered at Imperial College, London, in 1968. It is a lucid account of the contribution of depth psychology to the understanding and practice of the religious life. ISBN: 0902834010. Our Book No: 23748. $15 AUD.
21. Bulkeley, Kelly (1999). Visions of the Night: Dreams, Religion and Psychology [SUNY Series in Dream Studies]. New York: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 217 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. A wide-ranging exploration of the spiritual and scientific dimensions of dreaming. About the intersection of dreaming, imagination, dialogue between science and both religion and mythology. Ancient wisdom and religious traditions have always taught that dreams reveal divine truths. Explores the mysterious complexity and startling creative powers of the human dreaming experience. By American religious studies academic, and former president of the Association for the Study of Dreams. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0791442845. Our Book No: 20271. $12 AUD.
22. Caddy, Eileen (1987). Foundations of Findhorn (Reprint ed). Moray, Scotland: Findhorn Press. 154 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tip lightly creased single page, minor edgewear. Self-help messages in the form of poetry from Eileen Caddy, the co-founder of the Findhorn spiritual community, Scotland. ISBN: 0905249291. Our Book No: 23235. $12 AUD.
23. Capell, A. (1950). Aboriginal Religious Practice [Mankind: Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia Occasional Paper No. 1]. Sydney: Anthropological Society of New South Wales. 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, fair condition (reading copy only), stapled (rusted), thin card covers, typewritten text, covers little foxed, pages lightly toned, corner tips covers & pages little creased, some small edge tears, light foxing inside covers, spine little worn, some edgewear, written name front cover. This pamphlet is a survey of religious practice in Australian Aboriginal societies. The purpose of this paper is to outline some of the Aboriginal ideas of worship. Our Book No: 40615. $15 AUD.
24. Capps, Donald (editor) (2001). Freud and Freudians on Religion: A Reader. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 357 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. A collection of essays exploring the views of Sigmund Freud and his disciples regarding religion. ISBN: 0300082010. Our Book No: 11738. $15 AUD.
25. Carroll, John (1999). Ego and Soul: The Modern West in Search of Meaning (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 280 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Sociologist examines (using classical myths and Jungian themes) the crisis of meaning in modern Western society. He covers preoccupation with work, sport computers, cars, celebrity cults. We need to restore the sacred to our lives. ISBN: 0732259908. Our Book No: 12115. $16 AUD.
26. Chamberlain, Theodore J.; Hall, Christopher A. (2000). Realized Religion: Research on the Relationship between Religion and Health (1st ed). Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press. 239 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. Investigates the impact of spirituality in health and healing, faith healing, religion and mental health, religion and life satisfaction, religion and mental disorders, religion and marital satisfaction, the effect of religion on suicide, and the effect of religion on alcohol use and abuse. Documents over 300 scientific studies published by reputable scientific journals demonstrating that religion has an ameliorating effect on the survival rate of surgical patients on depression and anxiety, on suicide rates, and on promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Presents useful and helpful information to researchers and scholars who seek to understand the subtle connection between healing and spirituality. It will be an invaluable resource for libraries and others interested in the emerging field of spirituality and healing. ISBN: 1890151459. Our Book No: 13599. $18 AUD.
27. Cherrie, Dani; McInnes-Smith, Lisa (foreword) (2007). Pursued: An Australian Woman's True Story of Pain, Courage and Victory (1st ed). Berwick, VIC: Dani Cherrie. 190 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Dani Cherrie writes a vibrant and honest tale of adventure, dangerous mistakes, pain, love and heartbreak. The author is living proof that, no matter how dark life can seem, there is always a second chance. Subsequent to spinal injury, she sets out on a unique rehabilitation program - a bicycle tour of the Middle East, where she falls in love with and marries a Muslim Bedouin man. They return to Australia but their tempestuous relationship does not last. She later accepts Christianity and marries a minister. ISBN: 9780646471631. Our Book No: 25868. $20 AUD.
28. Christie-Murray, David (1978). Voices from the Gods: Speaking with Tongues (1st ed). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 280 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, light foxing top edge, bottom corners little bumped, minor edgewear jacket, rubber stamp, owner's written name. Surveys the practice of "speaking in tongues" in anthropology and religious literature. The material is arranged chronologically, from pre-Christian cultures, through the Christian experience, to 20th-century spiritualism. Followed by discussion and debate involving psychological, theological and linguistic considerations of the phenomenon. ISBN: 0710088108. Our Book No: 24458. $15 AUD.
29. Claydon, David (2000). Connecting Across Cultures: Sharing the Gospel Across Cultural and Religious Boundaries (2nd or revised ed). Melbourne, Brunswick East: Acorn Press. 207 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, maps, corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. In this completely revised edition, originally issued as "Only Connect", the author describes ways that Christians can take the gospel across religious and cultural boundaries in loving, sensitive and respectful ways. The excellent summaries of the major world religions, their historical backgrounds, central beliefs and practices will be of great interest to people wanting to understand other belief systems. ISBN: 0908284381. Our Book No: 23824. $15 AUD.
30. Conlan, Meath; Griffiths, Bede (2006). Bede Griffiths: Friend and Gift of the Spirit. Springfield, IL: Templegate Publishers. 127 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. The author reflects on his 17-year friendship with the late Bede Griffiths, and shares his spiritual journey. The 28 full-colour photos from the author's private collection include public celebrations, interfaith meetings with world religious leaders, plus private moments of contemplation and worship. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 087243270X. Our Book No: 21774. $10 AUD.
31. Cooper, Robert L. D. (2006). Cracking the Freemason's Code: The Truth about Solomon's Key and the Brotherhood. Sydney: Random House. 240 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, figures, some creasing rear cover cover, minor edgewear. Robert Cooper writes with an insider's knowledge and privileged access to rare archive material, including never-before-published images. Explains the intriguing symbolism, beliefs and history of the Masons (Freemasons). ISBN: 1846040493. Our Book No: 23475. $15 AUD.
32. della Dora, Veronica (2016). Mountain Nature and Culture (1st ed) [The Earth Series]. London: Reaktion Books. 264 pp. Paperback wide trade, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear, top corners on pages little bent. This fascinating book is a journey through mountain peaks, both real and imaginary. Shows how the history of mountains is deeply interlaced with cultural values and aesthetic tastes, with religious beliefs and scientific practices. There are 137 illustrations, 99 in colour which explore these giants of nature, which are found in art, literature, science, sport, religion and myth. ISBN: 9781780236476. Our Book No: 29995. $30 AUD.
33. Derrida, Jacques; Bennington, Geoffrey (translator); Bowlby, Rachel (translator) (1991). Of Spirit: Heidegger and the Question (Reprint ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 139 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark top edge, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. From translator's note: The text translated here is that of a lecture on spirituality given 14 March 1987, at the end of a conference organized by the College International de Philosophie in Paris, entitled "Heidegger: Open Questions". The notes were naturally added later. The translators give references wherever possible to English versions of the texts by Heidegger cited by Jacques Derrida. The translator's have retranslated throughout in the interests of consistency and proximity to the versions used by Derrida. ISBN: 0226143198. Our Book No: 29678. $25 AUD.
34. Edwards, Harry (1978). Spirit Healing (Reissue ed). Guildford, Surrey: Herbert Jenkins / Harry Edwards Spiritual Healing Sanctuary Trust. 173 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, top edge reverse side jacket foxed (reverse side lightly toned, closed tear & creasing top edge), pages lightly toned, minor foxing edges & free endpapers, cover design differs from stock photo. Harry Edwards, the well-known English spiritualist and healer presents numerous brief testimonies of healing. (Originally published by Herbert Jenkins, 1960. This is a reprint by the Harry Edwards Spiritual Healing Sanctuary Trust in 1978.). ISBN: B0000CKKRG. Our Book No: 30097. $20 AUD.
35. Ellwood, Robert (1994). The Sixties Spiritual Awakening: American Religion Moving from Modern to Postmodern [60s Spiritual Awakening]. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 370 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth binding along spine, edges lightly foxed, reverse slide jacket moderately foxed (minor edgewear). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . For many people, the 1960s was a period of reawakening. The political and cultural upheavals of the time had a tremendous effect on the spiritual lives of Americans. In this epic survey, he pulls together the changes that occurred in organized and disorganized religious life during this turbulent decade, and shows where those changes came from, following in a chronological manner the religious news and events of the day. He recalls the unusual role religion played in the 1960 and 1964 presidential elections, the stunning results of the Second Vatican Council, the place of religion in the civil rights and antiwar movements, the emergence of Death of God theology, and the impact of religion on the counterculture. He also interprets what happened spiritually as an important and perhaps permanent shift in the character of American religion, from an institutionally determined to a more subjective experience of the divine. ISBN: 0813520932. Our Book No: 13365. $30 AUD.
36. Elvey, Anne (Editor); Gormley-O'Brien, David (editor) (2013). Climate Change, Cultural Change: Religious Responses and Responsibilities. Melbourne, Preston: Mosaic Press. 220 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, tables, minor edgewear corners. This fascinating book looks at climate change and examines how hidden resources found in religious traditions can help in understanding the way our environment works. The book is a collection of 12 essays taken from a ’Climate Change - Cultural Change' symposium, held at the Centre for Theology and Ministry in Melbourne on Saturday, 29th October 2011. ISBN: 9781743240526. Our Book No: 30033. $25 AUD.
37. Esack, Farid (2002). Qur'an Liberation and Pluralism: An Islamic Perspective of Interreligious Solidarity Against Oppression (Reprint ed). Oxford: One World. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Farid Esack shows that the demise of apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s followed an unprecedented unity in struggle against oppression from members of different faith traditions. However South African Muslims were brought into conflict with the Qu'ran, which denied virtue outside Islam, and so did not allow them to co-operate with other oppressed groups. The author reflects on key Qur'anic (Koranic) passages used in the context of oppression to rethink the role of Islam in a plural society. ISBN: 1851681213. Our Book No: 22344. $30 AUD.
38. Falk, Richard (2001). Religion and Humane Global Governance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 191 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. An American academic lawyer argues that the failure to achieve humane global governance is partially due to the exclusion of religious and spiritual dimensions of human experience to the study and practice of global politics. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 033394707X. Our Book No: 12506. $20 AUD.
39. Farrer, Frances (2002). Sir George Trevelyan and the New Spiritual Awakening (1st ed). Edinburgh: Floris Books. 203 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. The first biography of Sir George Trevelyan, a father of the 20th-century movement for spiritual regeneration in Britain. He espoused alternative ideas long before they were generally known. He was an enthusiastic supporter of organic farming and community living. He is known as head of a remarkable post-war experiment in adult education at Attingham College, Shropshire. In 1971, he set up the Welkin Trust to promote spiritual education. ISBN: 0863153771. Our Book No: 21769. $10 AUD.
40. Fortune, R. F. (1969). Manus Religion: An Ethnological Study of the Manus Natives of the Admiralty Islands (P/b, reprint ed). Lincoln, NE: Bison / University of Nebraska Press. 391 pp. Paperback thick trade, good condition, black & white text-photos, map, spine creased (during manufacture), edges foxed, minor edgewear, stickers front cover & rear endpapers. The focus is on the spiritualist or supernatural cult of the Manus Island people (an island off northeast coast of Papua New Guinea). About their system of morals in which the oracles, representing the ghosts, enforce and sanction. Our Book No: 15323. $15 AUD.
41. Galanter, Marc (1999). Cults: Faith, Healing, and Coercion (2nd ed). New York: Oxford Paperbacks / Oxford University Press (OUP). 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear corners. American psychiatrist uses material gleaned from 25 years of direct encounters with cults and their detractors, as well as extensive research. He offers the most extensive psychological analysis of these organizations available. Explores not only how members feel and think at all stages of their involvement, but also how larger social and psychological forces reinforce individual commitment within the cults. ISBN: 0195123700. Our Book No: 14988. $15 AUD.
42. Gardner, Laurence (2005). The Shadow of Solomon: The Lost Secret of the Freemasons Revealed (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 408 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-illustrations, colour plates, pages lightly toned, faint foxing front flyleaf, bottom edge slightly rubbed, minor edgewear. Reveals the startling truth behind Masonic history - and the centuries-long search that the fraternity has undertaken to find its own lost secrets. The author was a past Master Mason of the united Grand Lodge of England for 20 years. He has spent years in archival research before writing this revealing book. ISBN: 0007216602. Our Book No: 40589. $20 AUD.
43. Gaustad, Edwin Scott (1968). The Great Awakening in New England (Reprint ed). Chicago: Quadrangle Books. 173 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, faint foxing card covers, small mark spine. About the religious revival which took place in New England more than two centuries ago. Between 1740 and 1742 this spiritual upheaval had a decisive effect upon the American colonies and an enduring influence on American Protestantism and cultural history. This significant book makes clear the theological, intellectual, and institutional effects in American life. Our Book No: 23305. $10 AUD.
44. Gilbert, R. A. (1993). Casting the First Stone: The Hypocrisy of Religious Fundamentalism and Its Threat to Society. Shaftesbury, Dorset: Element Books. 184 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small creases covers, minor edgewear, old price marks. A discussion of fundamentalist minority religions, and how their views effect society. An example is a Christian fundamentalist minority group that has actively opposed everything they regard as a threat, including complementary medicine, ecology, the New Age and even Buddhism and Hinduism. ISBN: 1852303670. Our Book No: 23250. $15 AUD.
45. Gomes, Michael (1987). The Dawning of the Theosophical Movement. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House. 248 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white text-photos, small stain base spine, bottom corners pages lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. Michael Gomes charts the dramatic origins of Theosophy, a new religious movement of the 1870s, still existing worldwide today. Includes reproductions of critical documents. ISBN: 0835606236. Our Book No: 24688. $12 AUD.
46. Goodrick-Clarke, Claire; Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas (2005). G. R. S. Mead and the Gnostic Quest (1st ed) [Western Esoteric Masters Series]. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books. 236 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few tiny marks fore-edge, minor edgewear. This book combines a substantial biography on G. R. S. Mead with an annotated anthology of his most important writings, which give the reader both a contextualizing overview and representative samples from Meads's large amount of work. Mead was a leading theosophist and founder of the Quest Society. His works dealt mainly with the Hermetic and Gnostic religions, and which significantly influenced Carl Jung. ISBN: 155643572X. Our Book No: 30347. $30 AUD.
47. Gould, William (2012). Religion and Conflict in Modern South Asia. New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 345 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, cover corner tips lightly bent, covers lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. One of the first single-author comparisons of different South Asian states around the theme of religious conflict. The book is based on new research and the syntheses of the literature on "communalism". It argues that religious conflict in the region in the modern period was never simply based on sectarian or theological differences or the clash of civilisations. ISBN: 9780521705110. Our Book No: 27871. $28 AUD.
48. Grayling, A. C. (2007). The Reason of Things: Living with Philosophy (Reissue ed). London: Phoenix. 236 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, spine creased, spine ends little scuffed, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The British philosopher reflects on topics that concern everyone - ethics, religion, evil, luxury, marriage, sex, liberty, justice and war. ISBN: 9780753817131. Our Book No: 30462. $15 AUD.
49. Griffith-Dickson, Gwen (2000). Human and Divine: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religious Experience. London: Duckworth. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny crease bottom corner tip front cover, minor edgewear. Spiritual encounters and the problems raised by evil and suffering are the experiences that affect our religious beliefs most powerfully. This new introduction to the philosophy of religion fills an an important gap by examining these questions squarely in the context of the world's many religions and philosophical traditions, Gives particular attention to Continental European and Eastern philosophy as well as to Anglo-American thinking. Of interest to students and lecturers, as well as to those who wish to reflect more deeply on their own religious or anti-religious beliefs. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0715630539. Our Book No: 21983. $15 AUD.
50. Haidt, Jonathan (2013). The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 501 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Jonathan Haidt, an American social psychology academic, wisely explores why our political leaders can't work together. Our minds are hardwired to be moral and judgemental. Conservatives and liberals (progressives) live in different moral universes (politics and religion). He blends his own research findings with those of anthropologists, historians, and other psychologists to draw a map of the moral domain. Why do ideas such as "fairness" and "freedom" mean such different things to different people? He explains why conservatives can navigate that map more skilfully than can liberals. He then examines the origins of morality, overturning the view that evolution made us fundamentally selfish creatures. It is possible to liberate ourselves from the disputes that divide good people, and to cooperate with those whose views differ from our own. ISBN: 9780141039169. Our Book No: 18011. $22 AUD.
51. Hatcher, Brian A. (1999). Eclecticism and Modern Hindu Discourse (1st ed). New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 200 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Examines the modern penchant for constructing religious worlds in an eclectic fashion, using India and Hinduism as the principle example. Modern Hindu apologists have often incorporated many of the world's many philosophies and religions. Examines the ancient roots and contemporary significance of such modern eclectic borrowing. Discusses the work of Swami Vivekananda and other religious reformers from 19th-century Bengal. Juxtaposes discussion of the Vedic and classical roots of Hindu eclecticism with reflection on the role of eclecticism in colonial and postcolonial (including postmodern) contexts. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 019512538X. Our Book No: 20320. $15 AUD.
52. Hay, David (1987). Exploring Inner Space: Scientists and Religious Experience (Revised ed) [Is God Still Possible in the Twentieth Century?]. Oxford: Mowbray. 252 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear, small stains bottom corner few pages. An historical and modern report into the study of, and persistence of, religious experience. By academic from Nottingham University who followed Sir Alister Hardy as leader of the Religious Experience Study Centre (now the Alister Hardy Research Centre). ISBN: 0264671201. Our Book No: 24445. $10 AUD.
53. Heftmann, Erica (1982). Dark Side of the Moonies. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 292 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages toned as usual, corner tip few pages stained, minor edgewear. Cover subtitle: "A powerful warning of the spread of bizarre cults in modern society". The disturbing account of Erica giving up her own mind and her whole life to a man she thought was God. We live through her initiation into the cult, her days as a fundraiser, a camp instructor, and a housekeeper at a major Moonie centre. Since her liberation, Erica has come to understand the power that was used to control her. ISBN: 0140056831. Our Book No: 3750. $15 AUD.
54. Hess, David J. (1993). Science in the New Age: The Paranormal, its Defenders and the Debunkers, and American Culture. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. 243 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top edge faintly foxed, bottom edge little rubbed, some edgewear (mainly spine). Paperback edition (ISBN 0299138240). American cultural anthropology academic explores ideologies of the paranormal in the United States. He offers a comparative map of the labyrinth of views put forward by parapsychologists, skeptical debunkers, spirit channelers and crystal healers, Hollywood poltergeist scripts, and prophets of the New Age. ISBN: 0299138240. Our Book No: 10768. $20 AUD.
55. Hounam, Peter; Hogg, Andrew (1985). Secret Cult: A Full Expose of a Strange and Destructive Organization that is Penetrating the Corridors of Power. Tring, Herts: Lion Publishing. 287 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear, faint remainder stripe top edge. Secret Cult, by Peter Hounam and Andrew Hogg (Lion Publishing, 1985). An expose of the School of Economic Science (SES) cult, London, by two journalists from the Standard newspaper. ISBN: 0856488372. Our Book No: 3981. $20 AUD.
56. Huband, Mark (1999). Warriors of the Prophet: The Struggle for Islam (Reprint ed). Boulder: Westview Press / Perseus Books. 228 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, remainder stripe. Drawing on his firsthand experiences, Mark Huband moves deep inside the contemporary fundamentalist Islamic movements of countries as diverse as Morocco and Afghanistan. He reveals how Western powers have contributed to the rise of Islamic movements by their earlier support of the Afghan Islamic resistance. Provides detailed accounts of his discussions with militant groups, Muslim scholars, and political opponents of the Islamic movements. He enriches these discussions by exploring their historical and intellectual framework. Provides details of the current crisis in Algeria, the disappointments of Arab nationalism and socialist experiments in Egypt, the social breakdown of Somalia in relation to the ideal of an Islamic way of life - and the disaffected youth in the Islamic movements of Morocco, Egypt, and elsewhere. The Islamic experiment and its relationship with the non-Islamic world is revealed in Sudan's experience since 1989. ISBN: 0813327814. Our Book No: 16252. $10 AUD.
57. Ipgrave, Michael (1994). Christ in Ten Thousand Places: A Catholic Perspective on Christian Encounter with Other Faiths (1994 ed) [Affirming Catholicism]. London: Darton, Longman & Todd. 27 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, creases along spine, minor edgewear, light foxing rear cover, minimal pencil annotation. In this small pamphlet the Catholic author has written a few simple stories of everyday meetings with people of living and different faiths. The six sections touch briefly on a range of issues: pastoral care, community relations, environmental awareness, evangelism, christology, and spirituality and worship. ISBN: 0232520798. Our Book No: 40720. $15 AUD.
58. Johnson, Raynor C. (1964). The Light and the Gate (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 318 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece portrait, minor edgewear jacket (top spine frayed, flap price-clipped), bookshop sticker, non-author written dedication. Raynor Johnson, author of The Imprisoned Splendour, here annotates for essays. Consists of four reprinted essays: What constitutes the good life? (George William Russell, or A.E.) - The bridge across death (Ambrose Pratt) - The power of sound (The Venerable Sumangalo, or Robert S. Clifton) - What is the future of religion? (Leslie Dixon Weatherhead). Plus extended commentary by Raynor Johnson (from Queens College, University of Melbourne) before each essay. (ISBN not printed in book, but presumably assigned later. Bookshop sticker: Robertson & Mullens.). ISBN: 0340012145. Our Book No: 5534. $25 AUD.
59. Jost, Walter (editor); Olmsted, Wendy (editor) (2000). Rhetorical Invention and Religious Inquiry: New Perspectives. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 426 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. An exceptional collection of writings by leading scholars demonstrating how religion and the language of rhetoric can illuminate each other. Together these writings shed light on religion as a human quest, and rhetoric as the origin and sustainer of that quest. They show that when pursued with intelligence and sensitivity, rhetorical approaches to religion are capable of revitalizing both language and experience. Rhetorical figures, for example, constitute forms of language that say what cannot be said in any other way, and that move individuals toward religious truths that cannot be known in any other way. Brings into focus crucial issues in several fields, including philosophy, psychology, history, and art. ISBN: 0300080573. Our Book No: 12021. $15 AUD.
60. Kaldor, Peter; Hughes, Philip (contributor); Black, Alan (contributor) (2010). Spirit Matters: How Making Sense of Life Affects Wellbeing. Melbourne, Preston: Mosaic Press. 166 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, tables, figures, top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Peter Kaldor reveals the results of unique research into how Australians make sense of life. The book counts and compares those using religious frameworks (eg, Christianity), alternative spiritualities, and largely secular approaches. This study shows that some approaches are more helpful than others. ISBN: 9780980827507. Our Book No: 29967. $30 AUD.
61. Kendrick, Nita (editor); Bell, Shirley (editor) (1980 - 1989). Australian Spiritual Healer (25 issues). Melbourne, East Bentleigh: ASHA: Australian Spiritual Healers Association. Each issue: 28 to 32 pp. Each issue: Booklet, wide paperback format (stapled pamphlet, staples rusted), very good condition. Bimonthly magazine about Spiritualist spiritual healing in Australia. Consists of 1975-6 (1 issue), 1980 (1), 84 (4), 85 (2), 86 (3), 87 (4), 88 (3), 89 (4), 93-94 (2). Our Book No: 2284. $100 AUD.
62. Kimball, Charles (2002). When Religion Becomes Evil (1st stated, reprint ed). New York: HarperCollins. 240 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top corner covers little bumped, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear top edge, spine little faded, faint sticker mark), owner's written name. Charles Kimball examines the nature and signs of religious evil, and outlines the correctives to these corruptions within each of the major religious traditions. He has worked as a Christian with Muslims and Jews at the intersections of politics and religion over the past 25 years. ISBN: 0060506539. Our Book No: 28359. $18 AUD.
63. Knight, Stephen (1984). The Brotherhood: The Secret World of the Freemasons (Reprint ed). London: Granada. 326 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear, owner's written name. A controversial investigation of the 700,000 Freemasons - all male - that make the largest secret society in Britain today. Is Freemasonry a positive, charitable organization which incorporates a certain amount of harmless mumbo-jumbo, or does it in fact represent something more sinister? ISBN: 0246121645. Our Book No: 3397. $20 AUD.
64. Koenig, Harold G.; Lewis, Gregg (with) (2004). The Healing Connection: The Story of a Physician's Search for the Link between Faith and Health. Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press. 204 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear & rubbing. Founder and director of Duke University Centre for the Study of Religion / Spirituality and Health, Dr Koenig shares the remarkable story of how his personal struggle with chronic disease became the catalyst for pioneering research on faith and spiritual healing that is changing the heart of medicine. ISBN: 1932031650. Our Book No: 21645. $10 AUD.
65. Koestler, Arthur; Butterfield, Herbert (introduction) (1989). The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe (Reprint ed). London: Arkana / Penguin Books. 623 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Brings to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton. He discusses how the split between science and religion arose and how in particular, the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the 17th century. Vivid pen-portraits of a string of great scientists make clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity. ISBN: 0140192468. Our Book No: 29746. $20 AUD.
66. Landers, Rachel (2016). Who Bombed the Hilton? Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 403 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few light marks white background on covers, minor edgewear. On 13 February 1978, as regional heads of state met at Sydney's Hilton Hotel, a bomb exploded outside. Two garbage collectors and a police officer were killed. The crime is still unsolved, and it is refered to as the first terrorist murder on Australian soil. Rachel Landers is an award-winning filmmaker and historian who wrestles with this complex cold case in forensic detail. Exposes the Ananda Marga connection, as well as the corruption, conspiracy theories and political intrigue. ISBN: 9781742233512. Our Book No: 40872. $22 AUD.
67. Larsen, Stephen; Larsen, Robin (2002). Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind: The Authorized Biography (Reprint ed). Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions. 636 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top edge minimally foxed, front hinge minimally split (all pages firm), minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. Joseph Campbell was an American professor of comparative mythology and religion. Stephen and Robin Larsen were students and friends of his for over 20 years. Using his personal papers and journals, they tell a rich tapestry of stories and insights that catalogue both his personal and public triumphs. ISBN: 0892818735. Our Book No: 29980. $35 AUD.
68. Laski, Marghanita (1990). Ecstasy in Secular and Religious Experiences [Library of Spiritual Classics]. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher. 544 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, good plus condition, edges foxed, spine lightly creased, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear. A classic study of mystical (ecstatic) experiences by Marghanita Laski, based on analysis of 22 religious texts, 27 literary literary texts, and responses to a questionnaire from interviews with 63 individuals. Library of Spiritual Classics edition. Originally published in 1961. ISBN: 0874775744. Our Book No: 11237. $40 AUD.
69. Lawton, David (1993). Blasphemy. Hemel Hempstead, Herts: Harvester Wheatsheaf. 242 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded). David Lawton (Reader in English, University of Sydney) provides both a short history and a series of detailed readings about the concept of "blasphemy". Argues that blasphemy is literary in nature, as demonstrated by medieval charges against heretics, or by the intricate framework of blasphemies that structure much of Freud's writing. The book deals with popular and literary culture, religion and racism, law, social power and international relations. (Wrong ISBN printed on rear jacket: 0745005691.). ISBN: 0745011136. Our Book No: 28467. $25 AUD.
70. Leavesley, J. H. (1990). Potions and Panaceas: Physicians and Prophets [Medicine in the Bible, the Talmud, the Koran and the Vedas]. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 103 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, top edge lightly foxed, faint foxing inside covers, minor edgewear. The Australian doctor looks at the role medicine plays in both Christian and non-Christian sacred writings - the Bible, Talmud, Koran, and the Vedas of India. Based on an ABC series. ISBN: 0733300340. Our Book No: 24642. $10 AUD.
71. Lewis, James R. (editor) (1995). The Gods Have Landed: New Religions from Other Worlds (Reprint ed). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 343 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges lightly foxed. Collected papers about the religious dimension of the UFO and flying saucer experience. Examines the religious meanings attached to UFOs by the larger society, as well as specific movements that claim inspiration from the "Space Brothers" and other extraterrestrial sources. (Black cover with picture of Fate magazine.). ISBN: 0791423301. Our Book No: 14557. $15 AUD.
72. Macnab, Francis (2001). The Human Spirit: Inner Strength in Turbulent Times (1st ed). Melbourne: Crown Content. 170 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Written in non-technical language, this book is about rediscovering a believable practical religion. Francis Macnab is the executive director of the Cairnmillar Institute, Melbourne, a leading centre for psychological treatment, education and training. ISBN: 1863503986. Our Book No: 24121. $12 AUD.
73. Macquarrie, John (1994). God-talk: An Examination of the Language and Logic of Theology. London: XPress Reprints / SCM Press. 255 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, few tiny dents & scuffs rear cover, minor edgewear. A great introduction to theology, particularly the problems about language that confront the modern theologian. Analytical philosophy, existentialism, Biblical criticism and continental neo-Protestant theology, all contribute to a single argument about the problems of human likeness to God (and anthropomorphism) with precision. Lucidly explains the issues raised for Christian belief both by empiricist analytical philosophy and by existentialist hermeneutics. Following Wittgenstein, he holds that we must allow each linguistic form to disclose its own logic - to speak in terms of myth, symbol and analogy. Existentialist interpretation cannot exhaust the meaning of theological language, otherwise we are reduced to anthropology. We must progress to ontology - to talk about the transcendent Being of God. A timely counter-poise to over-facile analyses of the logic of theology that result in a kind of Christian atheism. ISBN: 1859310249. Our Book No: 17486. $26 AUD.
74. Mann, Ivan (2005). Breathing, I Pray. London: Darton Longman & Todd (DLT). 159 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, faint crease bottom corner rear cover, minor edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover. British Christian educator explores of the practice and power of prayer in Christianity. Using examples from his own life, the author acknowledges how difficult prayer can be, and offers encouragement to persevere. Includes Lectio Divina, the Jesus Prayer, St John of the Cross, the tole of silence and imagination. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 023252565X. Our Book No: 21702. $10 AUD.
75. Mann, Scott (1996). The Heart of a Heartless World: Religion as Ideology (1st ed). Sydney: Brandl & Schlesinger. 400 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Australian (Sydney) academic Scott Mann reveals how both Marxist social theory and Freud (psychoanalysis) can provide deep insights into the nature of religious beliefs, from stone age times through to the modern world. First edition. ISBN: 1876040068. Our Book No: 12604. $20 AUD.
76. Mattimore, Carley; Wolf, Linda Star; Kandemwa, Mandaza Augustine (foreword) (2018). Sacred Messengers of Shamanic Africa: Teachings from Zep Tepi, the Land of First Time. Rochester, VT: Bear & Company / Inner Traditions. 303 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. Shares shamanic journeys and teachings to connect with the strengths of Africa's spirit animals, including the Lion, the Elephant, the Giraffe, and the shadow side of the Hyena. This book is a guide to help to heal the world around us ISBN: 9781591432913. Our Book No: 30405. $28 AUD.
77. May, Robert M. (1988). Physicians of the Soul: Psychologies of the World's Great Spiritual Teachers (1st p/b ed) [Houston, Jean (foreword)]. Amity, NY: Amity House. 231 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, front cover creased, first page very creased, minimal foxing, edgewear, cover photo differs from stock photo. About the author's search for Self among the central spiritual teachings of the world. Devotes a chapter each to the life and teachings of Lao Tzu (Taoism), Moses (Judaism), Jesus (Christianity), Gotama (Buddhism), Krishna (Hinduism) and Muhammed (Islam). He carefully unpacks the seminal teachings of each master, and adds his own personal experience of each tradition. ISBN: 0916349535. Our Book No: 21494. $10 AUD.
78. McCormick, W. J. McK. (1984). Christ, the Christian, and Freemasonry (New or 2nd ed). Belfast: Great Joy Publications. 144 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. An illustrated history of Freemasons, with a focus on Ireland and the relationships to Christianity. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 13004. $10 AUD.
79. Meadow, Mary Jo; Culligan, Kevin; Chowning, Daniel; Goldstein, Joseph (foreword) (2007). Christian Insight Meditation: Following in the Footsteps of John of the Cross (1st ed). Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications. 267 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, faint marks edges, minor edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover. This book draws on the teachings of St. John of the Cross, and also the illuminating writings of Teresa of Avila. Offers a masterful explication of a practice and path firmly grounded in the meditative technology of Eastern wisdom yet wholly and vividly Christian in spirit. ISBN: 9780861715268. Our Book No: 27590. $14 AUD.
80. Mikulas, William L. (1987). The Way Beyond: An Overview of Spiritual Practices. Wheaton, IL: Quest / Theosophical Publishing House. 149 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, rubber stamps. Provides a practical overview of five spiritual practices to be used a guidelines: meditation, concentration, mindfulness, opening the heart, and reducing attachments. Dr. Mikulas, author of "The Sills of Living" focuses on what he calls "the game of life" and, he suggests have fun playing it the best you can - the trick is to be able to continually play the game but not be lost in it - be in the world but not of it. (Rubber stamp of Australian parapsychologist Harvey J. Irwin.). ISBN: 0835606252. Our Book No: 1925. $14 AUD.
81. Miller, William R. (editor); Martin, John E. (editor) (1988). Behavior Therapy and Religion: Integrating Spiritual and Behavioral Approaches to Change (1st ed) [Sage Focus Editions]. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. 289 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, tables, minor edgewear. This book of essays discusses the integration of spiritual and behavioral approaches to bring about changes in behavior, and finding new ways to lead a more balanced life. First edition stated. ISBN: 0803932049. Our Book No: 17971. $30 AUD.
82. Miscavige Hill, Jenna; Pulitzer, Lisa (with) (2013). Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape. New York: William Morrow. 404 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, colour photos centre spread. The niece of the Church of Scientology's leader reveals the strange and disturbing details of her childhood, piercing the veil of secrecy that has shrouded this religion and exposing the inner workings of Scientology's celebrity culture. She grew up at the centre of this powerful and controversial cult, before escaping in 2005. She addresses Scientology's notorious practices in startling detail - its obscure rituals, its oppressive and alienating culture, and its mysterious leader, David Miscavige. ISBN: 9780062263438. Our Book No: 15348. $12 AUD.
83. Morgan, Peggy (editor); Lawton, Clive (editor) (2001). Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions (1st, reprint ed). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 278 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Draws together authors respected in six significant traditions to explore the ethical foundations of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each section introduces a different religion and sets the wider context within which more specific questions can be asked. The result is an informative and well-balanced examination which helps to address the issue of common values in society. ISBN: 0748607099. Our Book No: 21865. $10 AUD.
84. Murray, James (editor) (1997). Would You Believe? Australian Dialogues on Faith and Doubt. Sydney, Alexandria: Millennium Books / E. J. Dwyer. 228 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, copy 1. The Scottish-Irish-Australian Anglican priest and journalist (The Australian) interviews a wide variety of Australians about their faith, including B. A. Santamaria, Paddy McGuinness, George Pell, Peter Carnley. (The publisher went out of business before copies of this book could be distributed. Possibly a scarce book.). ISBN: 1864291087. Our Book No: 2546. $15 AUD.
85. Murray, James (editor) (1997). Would You Believe? Australian Dialogues on Faith and Doubt. Sydney, Alexandria: Millennium Books / E. J. Dwyer. 228 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, copy 2. The Scottish-Irish-Australian Anglican priest and journalist (The Australian) interviews a wide variety of Australians about their faith, including B. A. Santamaria, Paddy McGuinness, George Pell, Peter Carnley. (The publisher went out of business before copies of this book could be distributed. Possibly a scarce book.). ISBN: 1864291087. Our Book No: 2546A. $15 AUD.
86. Needleman, Jacob (1988). A Sense of the Cosmos: The Encounter of Modern Science and Ancient Truth (Reprint ed). London: Arkana / Penguin Books. 178 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. Jacob Needleman, a philosophy professor, states that Western science has assumed we can understand the universe without understanding human consciousness. This has had a catastrophic impact on our inner lives. We must bring together science and spirituality, ancient wisdom and the latest technological know-how. Only on such a foundation of harmony can we start to forge a better future. ISBN: 0140190554. Our Book No: 2472. $10 AUD.
87. Neufeld, Gordon, K. (2002). Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years under Sun Myung Moon: A Cult Survivor's Memoir. College Station, TX: Virtual Bookworm. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, top edge foxed (other edges lightly foxed), minor edgewear. The American author, Gordon Neufeld, recalls his participation in the Moonies cult. In this unforgettable story of persistence, devotion, love and loss, he explains how he finally broke free from his state of mental transfixion and confusion. ISBN: 1589392760. Our Book No: 29418. $15 AUD.
88. Nugent, John Peer (1979). White Night (1st ed). New York: Rawson Wade Publishers. 278 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor foxing edges, few edge tears & edgewear jacket, pages faintly toned, top edge lightly faded, top corners little bumped. On November 18, 1978 nearly 1000 American men, women and children died in a so-called "mass suicide" in Jonestown, Guyana. John Peer Nugent has written the first full account of the true story about what happened before and beyond Jonestown. First edition stated. ISBN: 0892561165. Our Book No: 24649. $25 AUD.
89. O'Brien, Justin (1989). Christianity and Yoga: A Meeting of Mystic Paths. London: Arkana / Penguin Books. 140 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Former professor of religious studies provides an incisive look at the merits and dialog, contrasts and convergences, practices and beliefs, between the two ancient spiritualities that have guided humankind for centuries. A rich understanding of devotion of Jesus, as opposed to personal attainment of Christ consciousness. ISBN: 0140191755. Our Book No: 5696. $10 AUD.
90. Onfray, Michel (2007). The Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 219 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, cover little creased near spine, owner's written name. French philosopher (University of Caen) documents the ravages of religious intolerance over the centuries and makes a devastating cases against Christianity, Judaism and Islam. He argues that these three monotheistic religions display contempt for reason, intelligence, individual freedom, sexuality and pleasure, and indeed for science generally. (Translated from the French.). ISBN: 052285396X. Our Book No: 14373. $12 AUD.
91. Perry, Michael (1992). Gods Within: A Critical Guide to the New Age. London: SPCK. 178 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, tiny crease front cover, top corner rear cover lightly creased, faint foxing edges. The author talks about the ideas, techniques, and personalities of the New Age, and then asks what the Church needs to do in order to answer the challenges this movement presents as we approach the third Christian millennium. ISBN: 028104595X. Our Book No: 23933. $10 AUD.
92. Pert, Alan (2006). Red Cactus: The Life of Anna Kingsford. Sydney: Books & Writers Network. 231 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. A biography of the Englishwoman, Anna Kingsford (1846 - 1888). During her life she was invited to become president of the British Theosophical Society, but fell out with Madame Blavatsky to form her own Hermetic Society. The author lives in Sydney and has studied comparative religion and Hermetic philosophy. ISBN: 9781740184052. Our Book No: 22462. $30 AUD.
93. Polkinghorne, John (1993). Religion and Current Science [Occasional Lecture Series]. Sydney, Kensington: New College, University of New South Wales (UNSW). 20 pp. Paperback, very good condition, stapled card cover (staples rusted), front cover little creased, minor edgewear. An attempt to reconcile religion and science, with emphasis on quantum mechanics, by the British physicist (Cambridge University) and Anglican priest. Our Book No: 4254. $10 AUD.
94. Psychical Research, Society for (1965). Hints on Sitting with Mediums (Revised ed). London: Society for Psychical Research (SPR). 13 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, card cover (lightly foxed), rubber stamps. (Rubber stamp of the Australian Institute of Psychic Research.). Our Book No: 16137. $10 AUD.
95. Rawcliffe, D. H.; Huxley, Julian (foreword) (1959). Occult and Supernatural Phenomena (Reprint ed). New York: Dover Publications. 551 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, few black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), covers little creased, top edge lightly foxed, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. Applies the stern light of rational examination to hundreds of persistent "illusions and delusions" of mankind, such as (as listed on the front cover): stigmata, poltergeists, seances, ESP and telepathy, hypnotism, firewalking, mystical experience, lycanthropy, peyotl visions, auras, levitation, automatic writing. Our Book No: 18238. $15 AUD.
96. Reff, Daniel T. (2005). Plagues, Priests, Demons: Sacred Narratives and the Rise of Christianity in the Old World and the New. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 290 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, bottom corner tip creased front cover, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. This book draws from anthropology, religious studies, history, and literary theory to show significant parallels in the rise of Christianity in the late Roman Empire and colonial Mexico. The book is simultaneously a comparative study of early Christian and later Spanish missionary texts. ISBN: 0521600502. Our Book No: 25203. $20 AUD.
97. Russell, Bertrand; Ruse, Michael (new introduction) (1997). Religion and Science. New York: Oxford Paperbacks / Oxford University Press. 254 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The British philosopher provides a classic text that explores the conflicts between traditional religion and science during the last four centuries. ISBN: 0195115511. Our Book No: 25635. $12 AUD.
98. Satter, Beryl (2001). Each Mind a Kingdom: American Women, Sexual Purity, and the New Thought Movement 1875 - 1920 (1st p/b ed). Berkeley: University of California Press. 382 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white figures, charts, top corner rear cover creased, crease front cover near spine, small mark fore-edge. The author has chapters on the late-19th-century debate over the meanings of male desire and female virtue, the ideas of Mary Baker Eddy and Warren Felt Evans, the rise of Emma Curtis Hopkins, three novels written by female New Thought authors, and the life and thought of Helen Wilmans (1831 - 1907). Explains why some prominent turn-of-the-century political reformers were fascinated by New Thought. Describes the subsequent transformation of New Thought in early 20th century United States. The conclusion briefly traces the history of New Thought ideas (as philosophy and spirituality) to the present day. (Printed copy of a POD book.). ISBN: 0520229274. Our Book No: 28766. $30 AUD.
99. Schorr, Daniel (introduction) (2002). Cradle and Crucible: History and Faith in the Middle East (1st ed). Washington, DC: National Geographic. 175 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minimal edgewear, remainder stripe. Leading writers examine the reasons for the ongoing strife in the Middle East and trace the "longest history": the flourishing of the first empires and alphabets, the centuries of conquests, and the resulting resentments that fuel the conflicts being played out even now. ISBN: 0792265971. Our Book No: 22881. $15 AUD.
100. Selkirk, D. R. (editor); Burrows, F. J. (editor) (1987). Confronting Creationism: Defending Darwin [Australian Studies in Biology]. Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press / Australian Institute of Biology. 158 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, figures, tables, flyleaves lightly toned, minor edgewear, distinct old price marks. These essays arose out of a symposium in which prominent Australian scientists spoke out against creation science (creationism), and in support of Darwinian evolution, reason, observation and experimentation. ISBN: 0868401781. Our Book No: 14543. $10 AUD.
101. Shamsalipoor, Mojgan; Jafiri, Milad; Knight, James (with) (2017). Under the Same Sky. Sydney: Hachette Australia. 334 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. After fleeing their homeland, Australian refugee policies threaten to tear this young Iranian couple apart. An unforgettable story of love, hope and a quest for freedom. Because of a change in government policy, Milad was recognised as a refugee, but Mojgan was refused, even though she faced imprisonment back in Iran. They received much help from refugee advocates, as well as the Iranian Baha'i community. ISBN: 9780733637827. Our Book No: 1417. $25 AUD.
102. Sheldrake, Rupert (1991). The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God (1st p/b ed). London: Rider. 215 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, minor scuffing covers, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The British biochemist and parapsychologist, best known for his theory of morphic resonance, traces the mythological and historical roots of two distinct attitudes to nature (scientific and religious), and looks at the implications of new developments in science. ISBN: 0712646507. Our Book No: 22424. $15 AUD.
103. Shillingsburg, Peter (2001). William Makepeace Thackeray: A Literary Life [Literary Lives]. Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave Macmillan. 162 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, small scratch front cover, minor edgewear, owner's details embossed title page. This biography of Thackeray by Peter Shillingsburg offers a new perspective on the relationship between his life and his novels. It combines an analysis of his philosophy and religion with his life's experiences with women, and acknowledgements of his dependence on writing for a livelihood to provide an explanation for his narrative strategies. Traces Thackeray's composition and revision of sample passages to demonstrate that his narrative strategies were conscious developments. Also demonstrates how his critique of the evils of society focused subtly on conventional domestic cruelties, and on the inequities of the world of women, but in a way that could be dismissed and would not necessarily alienate the public upon whose good will his livelihood depended. ISBN: 033365093X. Our Book No: 22625. $20 AUD.
104. Sinnott, Edmund W. (1955). The Biology of the Spirit (1st ed). New York: Viking. 180 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good condition, top edge lightly foxed & creased, spine ends chipped, pages little toned, minor edgewear, bookshop label inside front cover. First edition. The American botanist and plant morphologist presents a biological thesis for the complexity and wholeness of human nature, including the presence of a spiritual component. Our Book No: 24349. $10 AUD.
105. Skultans, Vieda (1974). Intimacy and Ritual: A Study of Spiritualism, Mediums and Groups. London: Routledge Kegan Paul. 106 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), flap clipped jacket, endpapers lightly toned, minimal edgewear. Based on the author's fieldwork as a participant observer among spiritualists in a South Wales town. She shows how spiritualist beliefs in spirit possession as a cause of ill health can have therapeutic value, and that this is often a physical counterpart of social malaise. ISBN: 0710077602. Our Book No: 9836. $12 AUD.
106. Smith, Huston (1984). Forgotten Truth: The Primordial Tradition (Reprint ed). New York: Harper Colophon. 182 pp. Paperback large trade, good condition, covers lightly marked, pages toned, top edge foxed, some edgewear & rubbing. Harper Colophon paperback edition (1984 reprint). In this classic companion to his "The World's Religions", Huston Smith explains the remarkable spiritual unity that underlies all the world's major religious traditions. He terms this the "primordial tradition" (which Aldous Huxley termed "perennial philosophy"). ISBN: 006090576X. Our Book No: 3934. $10 AUD.
107. Spilka, Bernard; Hood, Ralph W. Jr; Gorsuch, Richard L. (1985). The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Approach (1st ed). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. 388 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, minor foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), faint foxing edges, owner's written name title page. Provides an exhaustive overview of research in the psychology of religion in every aspect of individual life, including: development from childhood to old age; religious belief; behavior and experience; religion in relation to social, economic, political perspectives and action; and ties to mental disorder, personality, adjustment and normal behavior. ISBN: 0137363982. Our Book No: 24708. $20 AUD.
108. Stalnaker, Aaron (2006). Overcoming Our Evil: Human Nature and Spiritual Exercises in Xunzi and Augustine [Moral Traditions Series]. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. 330 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor crease rear cover corner, small crush top edge front cover & first few pages, light crease front cover near spine, minor edgewear. This book has its main focus on how ethical and religious commitments are conceived, articulated, and nurtured through methodical practices that guide aspirants through alternative territories of sin and salvation, ignorance and wisdom, or suffering and bliss. He discusses and compares the moral psychologies of Augustine (Christian) and Xunzi (Chinese philosopher). ISBN: 9781589015036. Our Book No: 28757. $25 AUD.
109. Stern, Jessica (2003). Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill (1st ed). New York: Ecco / HarperCollins. 368 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. For four years, Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. He lucidly explains how terrorist organisations are formed by opportunistic leaders who - using religion as both motivation and justification - recruit the disenfranchised. Fascinating, informative and courageous. ISBN: 006050532X. Our Book No: 16224. $30 AUD.
110. Stern, Robert; Hegel, G. W. F. (subject) (2002). Hegel and the Phenomenology of Spirit [Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks]. London: Routledge. 234 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, spine creased, minor edgewear. "Phenomenology of Spirit" is Hegel's most influential and famous work. It is essential to understanding Hegel's philosophical system and why he is still a major figure in Western philosophy. This book introduces and assesses Hegel's life and background to the book, the goals and text, and the continuing importance of Hegel's work for philosophy. ISBN: 0415217881. Our Book No: 30188. $20 AUD.
111. Stork, Jane (2009). Breaking the Spell: My Life as a Rajneeshee, and the Long Journey Back to Freedom (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 342 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, corner one page creased (bookmarked), bottom corners few pages little creased, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. The story of her life after she became devoted to the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. She changed her name, wore the orange robes of a sannyasin, and moved her family to live first in an ashram in India and then in the Bhagwan-created city of Rajneeshpuram in Oregon, USA. Jane sacrificed her marriage and children, and eventually - through an act of attempted murder - her freedom. This incredible true story is a profound meditation on the nature of self-determination and the human spirit’s capacity for redemption. ISBN: 9781405039055. Our Book No: 40072. $26 AUD.
112. Sutherland, Stewart R. (1977). Atheism and the Rejection of God: Contemporary Philosophy and The Brothers Karamazov. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 152 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, owner's written name & date. Dostoyevsky was tormented by the question about the existence of God throughout his life. Stewart Sutherland discusses this from both a philosophical and theological viewpoint, and with specific reference to the novel 'The Brothers Karamazov'. ISBN: 063112604X. Our Book No: 12836. $35 AUD.
113. Tacey, David (2004). The Spirituality Revolution: The Emergence of Contemporary Spirituality. London: Brunner - Routledge. 250 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. By Australian academic who teaches literature, spirituality and Jungian psychology. He is a leading thinker in religion and spirituality - he examines the growing popularity of alternative spirituality - a search for a more personalised religious experience. ISBN: 1583918736. Our Book No: 17401. $80 AUD.
114. Tesch, Margot (2012). Beyond Belief (1st ed). Canberra, Calwell: Inspiring Publishers. 315 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The author, a naive young girl escaping the drug scene, and who wants to make an impression on the world, becomes entrapped with a large Christian evangelical (fundamentalist) church. This true story happened in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but is written in narrative form with some names changed. ISBN: 9780987399311. Our Book No: 27162. $20 AUD.
115. Thomas, Ngaire (2004). Behind Closed Doors [Exclusive Brethren]. [Palmerston North, New Zealand]: Ngaire Thomas. 294 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Ngaire Thomas describes her time living in an Exclusive Brethren community in New Zealand, until she was "withdrawn from" (expelled) in 1974. She found adjustment to life in outside society very difficult. ISBN: 0646499106. Our Book No: 21229. $25 AUD.
116. Trompf, G. W. (1978). Friedrich Max Mueller as a Theorist of Comparative Religion (1st ed). Bombay: Shakutala Publishing House. 99 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), very good condition, grey cloth cover (spine lightly faded), pages lightly toned as usual, corner tip front flyleaf little creased. Garry Trompf, an Australian religious studies academic (University of Sydney), provides a commentary on Friedrich Max Mueller (1823 - 1900), the German-born Sanskrit scholar and philologist, and his remarkable contribution to the study of comparative religion. ISBN: B002I5UHBW. Our Book No: 13098. $25 AUD.
117. Van Leen, Rev. W. A. (Adrian) (1989). Take a Closer Look at the Problem of Extreme Christian Fringe Groups. Perth / Singapore: Concerned Christians Growth Ministries (CCGM) / SKS Marketing. 114 pp. Paperback wide trade, good plus condition, some edgewear, edges lightly foxed, errata sheet inserted. Adrian Van Leen is a Christian preacher from Perth (Western Australia) who specialises in the Christian critique of cults and sects, as well described in this book. Adrian Van Leen is the editor of Take a Closer Look newsletter. ISBN: 981001189X. Our Book No: 15530. $15 AUD.
118. Wallace, Richard; Williams, Wynne (1998). The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus (1st ed). London: Routledge. 239 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, figures, minimal edgewear. This book presents a colourful and lucid insight into the complexities of the early Christian world, arguing that the journeys of Paul (mainly Roman Empire) are an example of the social, political and cultural heterogeneity of that world. Paul was a Jew, a Greek-speaker and a Roman citizen (three cultural layers). The authors give an account of the places Paul visited, showing their historical, cultural and political differences, and discuss the varied categories, such as religion, philosophy and language, which contributed to the definition of an individual's identity. ISBN: 0415135923. Our Book No: 25469. $25 AUD.
119. Welch, Edward T. (2004). Depression: A Stubborn Darkness: Light for the Path. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press. 279 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, front cover lifting slightly, minor edgewear. This book looks at depression in a spiritual way. Some of the chapters are: The Path Ahead, How Depression Feels, Definitions and Causes. Written for people with depression, but will be helpful to anyone seeking to understand how depression can impact your life. ISBN: 9780976230809. Our Book No: 30566. $25 AUD.
120. Williams, Robyn (2006). Unintelligent Design: Why God Isn't as Smart as She Thinks She Is. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 165 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. Robyn Williams, the ABC Science Show presenter, writes a short, wicked and witty debunk of Intelligent Design, which is actually just a re-design of the pseudoscience of Creation Science (Creationism). ISBN: 1741149231. Our Book No: 25169. $12 AUD.