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Needleman, Jacob

Works: 126 works in 542 publications in 11 languages and 18,147 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Performer, Creator
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Most widely held works about Jacob Needleman
Most widely held works by Jacob Needleman
The new religions by Jacob Needleman( Book )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the doctrines and structure of the Eastern cults and religions involved in the spiritual explosion shaking America
Time and the soul : where has all the meaningful time gone-- and can we get it back? by Jacob Needleman( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Time and the Soul Jacob Needleman uses stories-of a middle-aged psychiatrist going back in time to encounter his younger self; of a mysterious meeting in the Central Asian desert; of the mystic master Hermes Trimegistus; as well as stories from the Bhagavad-Gita, the Bible, and other wisdom traditions-to illuminate the great mystery of time and to help us resolve our increasingly dysfunctional relationship to it. Nearly everyone feels stress and anxiety over what's become known as time poverty. Time management techniques treat these symptoms by making our busyness more efficient, but not the underlying cause. Needleman shows that we can get more out of time by breaking free of our illusions about it. He helps us experience time more purposefully and meaningfully. He provides parables, reflections, and a unique mental exercise to give us a new understanding of time. By transforming the way we understand and experience time, this powerful book gives us the equanimity and perspective we need to make the most of the time we are given. A tranquil heart, Needleman writes, is never defeated by time
Understanding the new religions( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of philosophy by Jacob Needleman( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy as it is frequently taught in classrooms bears little relation to the impassioned and immensely practical search for self-knowledge conducted by not only its ancient avatars but also by men and woman who seek after truth today. In The Heart of the Philosophy, Jacob Needleman provides a "user's guide" for those who would take philosophy seriously enough to understand its life-transforming qualities
Sufism and American literary masters by Mehdi Amin Razavi( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book reveals the rich, but generally unknown, influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature. The translation of Persian poets such as Hafiz and Sa di into English and the ongoing popularity of Omar Khayyam offered intriguing new spiritual perspectives to some of the major American literary figures. As editor Mehdi Aminrazavi notes, these Sufi influences have often been subsumed into a notion of Eastern, chiefly Indian, thought and not acknowledged as having Islamic roots. This work pays considerable attention to two giants of American literature, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman, who found much inspiration from the Sufi ideas they encountered. Other canonical figures are also discussed, including Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, along with literary contemporaries who are lesser known today, such as Paschal Beverly Randolf, Thomas Lake Harris, and Lawrence Oliphant"--Back cover
The American soul : rediscovering the wisdom of the founders by Jacob Needleman( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the spiritual beliefs and vision of America's founders shaped the country's history and culture and assesses the influence of the spiritual traditions of African slaves, Native Americans, and early mystical communities on colonial America
Gurdjieff : essays and reflections on the man and his teaching by George Baker( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion for a new generation by Jacob Needleman( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money and the meaning of life by Jacob Needleman( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This remarkable book combines myth and psychology, the poetry of the Sufis and the wisdom of King Solomon, along with Needleman's searching of his own soul and his culture to explain how money can become a unique means of self-knowledge. Includes a "user's guide" and discussion section, exclusive to this paperback edition
A sense of the cosmos : the encounter of modern science and ancient truth by Jacob Needleman( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western science has operated for centuries on the assumption that we can understand the universe without understanding ourselves. We are just now seeking to make the necessary connection between the general laws of nature and those of our own inner nature
Why can't we be good? by Jacob Needleman( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers insight into the inability of human beings to adopt the ethical, moral, and religious ideas imparted by the historical world, in a series of case studies that makes optimistic recommendations for understanding and managing ethical dilemmas
Modern esoteric spirituality by Antoine Faivre( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the way to self knowledge( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Help! I need somebody--but is it a guru or a shrink?" In response to this dilemma, the philosopher Jacob Needleman arranged a lecture series at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, in the hope of clarifying both the distinctions and the interrelations between these two paths of self-knowledge, psychotherapy and the ancient spiritual disciplines. This book is the enriching and often electrifying result. The eight lecturers--psychotherapists interested in the further reaches of self-development and spiritual teachers concerned with helping people live--dispatch the basic question with little ultimate disagreement. The consensus, most concisely expressed by British therapist A. C. Robin Skynner, is that therapy and the sacred traditions lead in quite different, one might say perpendicular, directions: therapy towards integration and functioning on the plane of normal daily life, spiritual discipline towards the far more difficult and demanding ascent into transcendence and self-evolution. But while the confusion of the two can be dangerous, properly understood they can assist and enhance each other." - Kirkus Reviews, 10/15/76
Consciousness and tradition by Jacob Needleman( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180). His meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with a force that has not diminished." "In this remarkable new translation, philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P, Piazza reveal Marcus Aurelius not only in light of his philosophical ideas, but as a great practitioner who struggled to live according to those ideas." "The voice that emerges from their translation is a universal one that stands within the stream of the wisdom traditions of every historic faith. While rooted in the Stoic philosophy of Greece and Rome, it is recognizable to students of early Christianity and Buddhism, of the Vedas and the Talmud, and to all who seriously search for meaning in contemporary life." "The translators' selection process has also been guided by the intention of making Marcus's thought vividly accessible to the general reader. They frame the translation with concise, relevant introductions that tell who Marcus was and provide a fresh, while historically grounded, way of entering this deeply powerful work. Also included arc a glossary of terms; spare yet helpful notes that do not cloud the text; and recommendations for further reading
The sword of gnosis: metaphysics, cosmology, tradition, symbolism by Jacob Needleman( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is God? by Jacob Needleman( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his most deeply personal work, religious scholar and philosopher Needleman cuts a clear path through today's clamorous debates over the existence of God, illuminating an entirely new way of approaching the question of how to understand a higher power
Sacred tradition and present need( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the physician by Jacob Needleman( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and the soul by Jacob Needleman( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Time is the greatest modern scarcity. What used to be considered signs of success--being busy, having many responsibilities, being involved in many projects or activities--are today being felt as afflictions. The bestselling author of Money and the Meaning of Life, philosopher Jacob Needleman, shows how to take a bold and unconventional approach to time. The aim: to get more out of it by breaking free of our illusions about it. Needleman dispenses with tricks and techniques that only serve to make our obsessiveness more "efficient." Instead he shows how we can understand what our days are for. It's this understanding that allows time to finally begin to "breathe" in our lives." --From publisher description
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The American soul : rediscovering the wisdom of the founders
Time and the soul : where has all the meaningful time gone-- and can we get it back?The heart of philosophyThe American soul : rediscovering the wisdom of the foundersGurdjieff : essays and reflections on the man and his teachingMoney and the meaning of lifeWhy can't we be good?Modern esoteric spiritualityThe essential Marcus Aurelius
Alternative Names
Jacob Needleman American philosopher

Jacob Needleman Amerikaans filosoof

Jacob Needleman filosofo statunitense

Needleman, Jacob

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