By Jay Johnston
The concept that the human physique involves 'subtle our bodies' - psycho-spiritual essences - are available in various esoteric traditions. This radical type 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 refined our bodies. What emerges is an realizing of embodiment now not completely tied to materiality. The e-book examines using refined our bodies throughout a number of traditions, yogic, tantric, theosophical, airtight and sufi. 'Angels of hope' exhibits the relevance of the sophisticated physique for faith, philosophy, artwork historical past and modern feminist spiritual reports and theories of wish.
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87. Irigaray, To Be Two, 55. 88. Irigaray, To Be Two, 52. 89. Irigaray, To Be Two, 8. 32 Angels of Desire In the above quote, there is a clearer sense of Irigaray attributing an extensive form to the energetic aspects of subjectivity that she is discussing. To enter into respectful relations with the Other then requires acknowledging the ‘presence’ of these extensive energetic aspects without seeing them with the physical eyes. ”91 In the process of considering dual subjectivity and sexual difference, it seems at this point necessary to take a step back, and to consider the ontologising of difference upon which such a proposal rests.
Feuerstein, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga, 189-91; Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy, 151. 81. , The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, 563. 82. White, The Alchemical Body, 220. 83. Siddhas refers to Yogic and Tantric adepts who have achieved mastery or “liberation” through the cultivation of their präëa: such attainment includes the development of paranormal powers. David G. ’ ” See Feuerstein, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga, 344-46; White, The Alchemical Body, 137. 84. Gopi Krishna (1903–1984) gave an account of his traumatic experiences of Kuëòaliné awakening in Kuëòaliné: The Evolutionary Energy of Man (Boston and London: Shambala Publications, 1997).
72 2. Svädhiñöhäna–cakra The sacral chakra, Svädhiñöhäna–cakra or “own-base centre” is located near the genitals. Each of its lotus’ six petals is associated with lower ego desires— lust (käma), anger (krodha), greed (lobha), delusion (moha), pride (mada) 68. Feuerstein, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga, 15; Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy, 152-53; Ozanic, Chakras, 98-99. 69. David G. White notes that in the Sämkhya and various Tantric traditions, Ether is identified with vyoma, the sexual fluids or essence of the Goddess.