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Description - Everyday Mysticism by Ariel Glucklich

A scholar's experiences inside a contemplative working community in Israel's Negev desert

In this thoughtful and enlightening work, world renowned religion scholar Ariel Glucklich recounts his experiences at Neot Smadar, an ecological and spiritual oasis that has been thriving in the arid Southern Israeli desert for a quarter century. An intentional community originally established by a group of young professionals who abandoned urban life to found a school for the study of the self, Neot Smadar has thrived by putting ancient Buddhist and Hindu ideas into everyday practice as ways of living and working. Glucklich provides a fascinating detailed portrait of a dynamic farming community that runs on principles of spiritual contemplation and mindfulness, thereby creating a working environment that is highly ethical and nurturing. His study serves as a gentle invitation to join the world of mindful work, and to gain a new understanding of a unique form of mystical insight that exists without exoticism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300212099
ISBN-10: 0300212097
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ariel Glucklich

Ariel Glucklich is professor of theology at Georgetown University, specializing in Hinduism, the psychology of religion, and anthropological approaches to religion. He is the author of eight previous books and lives in Ruther Glen, VA.

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