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Needleman, Jacob

Works: 110 works in 460 publications in 12 languages and 18,329 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comparative studies  Sacred books  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Performer, Creator
Classifications: BL2520, 291
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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 )

43 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the doctrines and structure of the Eastern cults and religions involved in the spiritual explosion shaking America
Understanding the new religions( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of philosophy by Jacob Needleman( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,129 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
The American soul : rediscovering the wisdom of the founders by Jacob Needleman( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 996 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
Religion for a new generation by Jacob Needleman( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sense of the cosmos : the encounter of modern science and ancient truth by Jacob Needleman( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 844 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
Money and the meaning of life by Jacob Needleman( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pleidooi om op een andere manier met geld om te gaan en niet in de denkfout van het materialisme te vervallen
Why can't we be good? by Jacob Needleman( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 543 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 )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the way to self knowledge( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Portuguese and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciousness and tradition by Jacob Needleman( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 454 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 )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred tradition and present need( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 346 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 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and the soul by Jacob Needleman( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 312 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
Gurdjieff : essays and reflections on the man and his teaching by Jacob Needleman( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 449-page collection of essays on the life of the famous (or infamous?) George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff could serve as the definitive tome on the eccentric and enigmatic teacher
Tao te ching by Laozi( Recording )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao Te Ching is one of the world's most revered sources of spiritual wisdom. This program presents the best-loved and most authoritative modern English translation (by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English) of this ancient Chinese classic. The program contains an unabridged reading of the text, and presents Dr. Needleman's illuminating commentary on the Tao Te Ching
Lost Christianity by Jacob Needleman( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De hoogleraar in de filosofie aan de State University van San Francisco onderneemt een uiterlijke en innerlijke speurtocht naar het eigene van het christendom
Sufism and American literary masters by Mehdi Amin Razavi( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 126 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
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The American soul : rediscovering the wisdom of the founders
Alternative Names
Jacob Needleman American philosopher

Jacob Needleman Amerikaans filosoof

Needleman, Jacob

נידלמן, ג'קוב

ニードルマン, ジェイコブ


The heart of philosophyThe American soul : rediscovering the wisdom of the foundersA sense of the cosmos : the encounter of modern science and ancient truthMoney and the meaning of lifeWhy can't we be good?Modern esoteric spiritualityThe essential Marcus AureliusTime and the soul