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By Jay Johnston

the concept the human physique involves 'subtle our bodies' - psycho-spiritual essences - are available in numerous esoteric traditions. This radical kind of selfhood demanding situations the dualisms on the middle of Western discourse : mind/body, divine/human, matter/spirit, reason/emotion, I/other. 'Angels of wish' explores the aesthetics and ethics of sophisticated our bodies. What emerges is an figuring out of embodiment no longer solely tied to materiality. The e-book examines using sophisticated our bodies throughout more than a few traditions, yogic, tantric, theosophical, airtight and sufi. 'Angels of hope' indicates the relevance of the delicate physique for faith, philosophy, artwork heritage and modern feminist non secular reports and theories of desire.

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