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By Jay Johnston

The concept the human physique comprises 'subtle our bodies' - psycho-spiritual essences - are available in various esoteric traditions. This radical kind of selfhood demanding situations the dualisms on the center of Western discourse : mind/body, divine/human, matter/spirit, reason/emotion, I/other. 'Angels of hope' explores the aesthetics and ethics of sophisticated our bodies. What emerges is an knowing of embodiment now not solely tied to materiality. The booklet examines using sophisticated our bodies throughout a number traditions, yogic, tantric, theosophical, airtight and sufi. 'Angels of hope' exhibits the relevance of the sophisticated physique for faith, philosophy, artwork heritage and modern feminist spiritual stories and theories of hope.

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