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By Jay Johnston

the concept that the human physique involves 'subtle our bodies' - psycho-spiritual essences - are available in quite a few esoteric traditions. This radical type of selfhood demanding situations the dualisms on the center 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 now not solely tied to materiality. The ebook examines using refined our bodies throughout quite a number traditions, yogic, tantric, theosophical, airtight and sufi. 'Angels of wish' indicates the relevance of the delicate physique for faith, philosophy, artwork heritage and modern feminist spiritual experiences and theories of desire.

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