Book details
  • Author: Květoslav Minařík
  • Publisher: Canopus
  • Series: Přímá Stezka
  • ISBN: 80-85202-06-9
  • Edition: 1.
  • Publication year: 1992
  • Published in: Praha
  • Number of pages: 512 stran
  • Format(s): Tištěná kniha, e-kniha

A Small mystic encyclopaedia

A Small mystic encyclopaedia, which was originally meant to be a glossary for his own books about mysticism, grew in the hands of Květoslav Minařík until it became a book of popular science, accessible to every person interested in the spiritual teachings. It explains the basic terms of the spiritual teachings and their relationships to other scientific fields. The thematic range of 1800 entries is immensely broad: there are meeting points between psychology, physiology, neurology, physics and the mystic practice; Christianity, Buddhism and other oriental religious as well as philosophical schools, Tibetan mysticism and various European philosophies; astrology. There are the basic concepts of the yogic practice of various yogas, the steps in the realisation of these and problems which are encountered by people trying to live according to the spiritual moral principles and still many others. All this is explained from the point of view of a master of mysticism, a practitioner, who has personally verified all the instructions. 

Excerpt from the introduction:
After writing several books about mysticism I was thinking that it would be ideal if they were supplemented by an encyclopaedia, mainly due to the fact that the reader might understand some terms used in the books in a different way than they were meant; and also because an encyclopaedia can contain further instructions to supplement the mystic theory, needed for the mystic practice. I have selected the terms for this encyclopaedia completely at random, however, with a consideration that it should include mainly physics and psychology, as far as their special terms have a relation to mystics. – I believe that I have in this encyclopaedia completely covered a set of theoretical aids for the mystic path, and now I can only wish the reader to use it for the right correction in views and for a progress towards their own benefit as well as the benefit of those who are necessarily influenced by their actions.