NOTES on Sources of Teachings
HINDUISM_1_M. Arunachalam, Women Saints of Tamilnad, Bombay: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1970, pp. 39-42.
_2_T.S. Avinashilingam, “Avvaiyār,” in Women Saints: East and West (Swami Ghanananda, Ed.), Hollywood, CA: Vedanta Press American edition, 1979, pp. 12-13.
_3_S. Satchidanandam Pillai, “Kāraikkāl Ammaiyār,” in Women Saints: East and West, op. cit., pp. 21-2.
_4_M. Arunachalam, The Saiva Saints, Tiruchitrambalam, Mayuram District: Gandhi Vidyalayam, 1985, pp. 100-2.
_4a_ These verses are from Andal's Thiruppavai, as anonymously translated at the Wikipedia page for this work.
_5_This song from Avudayakka is quoted in V. Ganesan, Moments Remembered: Reminiscences of Bhagavan Ramana (Joan Greenblatt, Ed.), Tiruvannamalai, S. India: Sri Ramanasramam, 1990, p. 5.
_6_T.N.Sreekantaiya, “Akka Mahādevī,” in Women Saints: East and West (Swami Ghanananda, Ed.), op. cit. pp. 31-40.
_7_The first verse of Muktābāī’s quoted here is from B.G. Kher, “Mahārāshtra Women Saints,” in Women Saints: East and West, op. cit., p. 61. The rest of the verses are from Manushi (C/202 Lajpat Nagar 1, New Delhi), Nos. 50/51/52, Jan.-June, 1989, pp. 50-3, translated by Ruth Vanita, Champa Limaye, and Swami Raghavdas.
_8_Manushi, op. cit., p. 57, translated from Marathi to Hindi by Suhasini Pai and from Hindi to English by Ruth Vanita.
_9_All selections of Lāl Ded’s poetry are from Jayalal Kaul (Trans. & Notes), Lal Ded, New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1973, pp. 91-134. Numbers appearing after each selection in my text are the numbers assigned by Kaul.
_10_A.J. Alston (Trans. & Notes), The Devotional Poems of Mīrābāī, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1980, pp. 34-119. Numbers appearing after each selection in my text are the numbers assigned by Alston in his text.
_11_Justin E. Abbott (Trans.), Bahinābāī: A Translation of Her Autobiography and Verses, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1985/1929, pp. 142-4, 158, 108-9, 111, verses 453, 456, 468, 213, 219, 220.
_12_Gangasati’s verses are translated by Svati Joshi and Ruth Vanita, in Manushi, op. cit., pp. 62, 66, 67.
_13_Toral’s poem to Jesal is translated by Svati Joshi and Ruth Vanita, in Manushi, op. cit., p. 68.
_14_Sahajo Bai’s verses are translated in Manushi, op. cit., p. 102.
_15_Swami Chirantanananda, “Tarigonda Venkamāmbā,” in Swami Ghanananda, Women Saints East and West, op. cit., p. 92.
_16_These quotes from Srī Sāradā Devī are to be found in Swami Tapasyananda, Sri Sarada Devi: The Holy Mother (Book I: Life), Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1977, and Swami Nikhilananda (Trans.), Sri Sarada Devi: The Holy Mother (Book II: Her Conversations), Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 5th ed., 1977; these two works are abbreviated in my text as “I” and “II,” and are followed by the corresponding page numbers of the original works.
_17_All selections from Brahmajñā Mā’s teachings are from Swāmi Prabudhānanda, The Life and Teaching of Srī Brahmajñā Mā (Sadhu Arunachala, Ed.), Santi Asram, Deoghar, Bihar, India: D.N. Sen, 1961. Page numbers from Prabudhānanda’s text are given in my text in parentheses.
_18_For this selection of Anandamayi Mā’s teachings, I have used various sources, abbreviated as follows (page numbers from these works are given in my text in parentheses).
B = Bhāijī (Jyotish Chandra Ray), Mother As Revealed to Me (G. Das Gupta, Trans.), Varanasi: Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha, 3rd ed., 1962.
G = Anil Ganguli, Anandamayi Ma: The Mother Bliss-Incarnate, Calcutta: Shree Shree Anandamayee Charitable Society, 1983.
W = Words of Anandamayi Ma (Atmananda, Ed. & Trans.), Varanasi: Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha, 2nd ed., 1971.
MV = Mātri Vāni: A Selection from the Sayings of Shree Shree Ma Anandamayee (Atmananda, Ed. & Trans.), Vol. 1, Varanasi: Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha, 1959.
_19_For this selection of Anasūyā Devī’s teachings, I have used various sources, abbreviated in the text as follows (page numbers [and volume numbers of journal articles] for passages selected appear after the abbreviation in my text):T = Rodney A. Arms (Ed.), Talks with Amma: Sri Anasuya Devi, Bapatla: Matrusri Publ., 1980.
MA = Richard Schiffman, Mother of All: A Revelation of the Motherhood of God in the Life and Teachings of the Jillellamudi Mother, Jillellamudi, Andhra Pradesh, 522 114, India: Sree Viswa Jananee Parishat, 1983.
LT = E. Bharadwaja, The Life and Teachings of the Mother, Bapatla: Matrusri Publ., 1968.
VM = E. Bharadwaja (Ed. & Trans.), Voice of Mother, Bapatla: Matrusri, 1969.
M = Matrusri journal, various issues, June 1966 to June 1985.
B = Beacons of Light, by “Vipra,” Hyderabad: Amma Humanitarian Mission, 1975.
_20_The teachings and poems/songs of Her Holiness Mother Shyāma are to be found in Vijaya Laxmi Jalan, Her Holiness Mother Shyama: A Biography, Balham, London SW 12: Radha Rani Radha Krishna Temple/ Shyama Ashram, 1977. Page numbers wherein the selection of Mother Shyāma’s teachings and poems are found are indicated in parentheses after each selected passage.
_21_Dharm Devī is quoted in A.N. Sharma, Modern Saints and Mystics, Sivanandanagar, Uttar Pradesh, India: The Divine Life Society, 1978, p. 161-2.
_22_Ibid., pp. 171, 181, 168-9.
_23_This and the next few quotes from Mother Krishnābāī are from her book, Guru’s Grace: Autobiography of Mother Krishnabai (Papa Rāmdās, Trans.), Kanhangad, Kerala: Anandashram, 3rd ed., 1980. Page numbers are given in parentheses in my text.
_24_Mother Krishnābī, quoted in Swami Satchidananda, Swami Ramdas and Mother Krsnabai: A Devotee’s Diary, Vol. 3, Anandashram, 1957, p. 306.
_25_Selections from Godāvari Mātāji are from various works abbreviated in my text (and with page numbers) as follows:SL = Mani Sahukar, Sweetness and Light: Life and Teachings of Godavari Mataji, Bombay: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1966.
DS = Mani Sahukar & Shantaram Tipnis (Ed.), Diamond Sublime: A Tribute to Godavari Mataji’s Lustre on Her 61st Birthday, Sakuri, Ahmednagar Dt., Maharashtra: Shree Upasani Bhakti Sadhana Mandal, 1975.
SS = S.N. Tipnis, “Saints and Sad Gurus: From the Poetic Works of Shri Godavari Mataji,” in the journal Shanti-Sadhana (Makara Samkranti).
L = S.N. Tipnis, Life of Shri Godavari Mataji, privately publ. by D.C. Bhamore, 1983.
IG = Mani Sahukar, The Immortal Gurus of Kanya-Kumari Sthan, Sakori, Rahata: Shri Upasani Kanya-Kumari Sthan, 2nd ed., 1979.
_26_These selections are from Srīmātā Gāyatrī Devī, “First sermons,” in her One Life’s Pilgrimage, La Crescenta, Calif.: Ananda Ashrama, 1977. Page numbers from this work are given in my text in parentheses.
_27_Selections of Jñānānanda Mā’s teachings are from Charles S. J. White, “Mother Guru: Jnanananda of Madras, India,” in Nancy Falk and Rita Gross, Unspoken Worlds: Women’s Religious Lives in non-Western Cultures, S.F.: Harper & Row, 1980, pp. 27-8, 35-6.
_28_For this selection of teachings from Ammā Mātā Amritānandamayi, I have relied on the following works, abbreviated as indicated (all these works, with the two exceptions noted below, are translated by Brahmachari Amritātma Chaitanya [now Swāmi Amritasvarūpānanda], and are published by the Mata Amritanandamayi Mission Trust, at Vallickavu [Parayakadavu], [Via] Athinad, Quilon Dt., Kerala, India 690 542):FMC = For My Children: Spiritual Teachings of Mata Amritanandamayi (Brahmacari Ramakrishnan, Trans.), 1986.
AC = Awaken Children: Dialogues with Sri Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, (Vols. I, II, and III), 1988-1991.
M = The Mother of Sweet Bliss, by Balagopal (Swami Amritaswarupananda), 1985.
MA = Mata Amritanandamyi: Life and Experiences of Devotees, 1989.
A = Amritanandam: Ambrosial Bliss (Journal), publ. by M.A. Center, P.O. Box 613, San Ramon, Ca. 94583-0613.
The quote about bhajan-singing toward the end of these selections from Ammā is from Bhajanamritam: Devotional Songs, publ. by M.A. Mission Trust in Vallickavu, 3rd revised ed., 1989, p. i.
_29_All selections (with page numbers) from Mathru Srī Sāradā Mā are from David Godman, No Mind, I Am the Self: The Lives and Teachings of Sri Lakshmana Swamy and Mathru Sri Sarada, Sri Lakshmana Ashram, Chillakur, Gudur, Nellore Dt., A.P., India: Bhanumathy Ramanadham, 1986.
_30_“Shree Ma’s Message,” Ananda Bazaar (publ. by the Devi Mandir, 3100 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez, CA 94553), Vol. 2, No. 1, Jan. 1987, pp. 1, 5.
_31_“Shree Ma’s Message,” October 1986 newsletter from the Devi Mandir.
_32_“Shree Ma’s Message,” Ananda Bazaar, Vol. 1, No. 8, Dec. 1986, p. 1.
_33_These quotes are from various newsletters from the Devi Mandir, 1988-9.
_34_These words of Mother Meera are from Adilakshmi, Mother Meera, Thalheim, West Germany: Mother Meera Publications, 1987, pp. 93-9.
_1_All verses from the Therīgātha found in this section are from C.A.F. Rhys-Davids (Trans. & Ed.), Psalms of the Early Buddhists (Parts I & II), London: Luzac & Co. / Pali Text Society, 1909/1964. A recent translation of this work has been done by Susan Murcott (Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1991).
_2_From “Dipa Ma: A Memorial,” Michele McDonald, Ed., Inquiring Mind, Vol. 6, No. 2, Winter/Spring, 1990, pp. 18-19.
_3_Sharon Salzberg, “Karma and Daily Life,” in Inquiring Mind, Vol. 6, No. 1, Summer, 1989, p. 12.
_4_Rina Sircar, “Mahā Satipatthāna-Vipassanā Meditation,” in One Vehicle, publ. by Univ. of Singapore, 1983, pp. 165-9.
_5_Achaan Naeb, “The Development of Insight,” in Jack Kornfield (Introd. & Ed.), Living Buddhist Masters, Santa Cruz: Unity Press (recently reprinted by the Buddhist Publication Society), 1977, p. 133-7.
_6_Traipitra Sarnsethsiri’s words are from a lecture “Meditation: A Buddhist View,” in Detroit on March 4, 1988; edited by John Stella and reproduced in an untitled book (pp. 118-25) kindly given to me by Mrs. Sarnsethsiri. Mr. Stella’s reminiscences of Sarnsethsiri’s teachings are from an unpublished testimonial, furnished to the author by Mrs. Sarnsethsiri.
_7_Ayya Khema, “Road Map for Meditation,” in Sakyadhītā: International Association of Buddhist Women, Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer, 1990, pp. 3-4.
_8_Christina Feldman, quoted in “Western Vipassana Teachers Forum,” Inquiring Mind, Vol. 3, No. 1, Summer 1986, pp. 4-6, and “Women’s Spirituality: An Interview with Christina Feldman and Michele McDonald,” by Anna Douglas (Barbara Gates, Ed.), Ibid., p. 8.
_9_Michele McDonald, quoted in “Women’s Spirituality: An Interview with Christina Feldman and Michele McDonald,” by Anna Douglas (Barbara Gates, Ed.), Inquiring Mind, Vol. 3, No. 1, Summer 1986, p. 8.
_10_Chit-t’ong’s gātha is from the Wu-teng-heui-yuan, translated by Bhiksunī Shig Hiu Wan, quoted in Karma Lekshe Tsomo (Ed.), Sakyadhītā, op. cit., p. 176.
_11_The two tales of Miazong (J: Mujaku) are from Trevor Leggett (Ed. and Trans.), The Warrior Koans: Early Zen in Japan, London: Arkana, 1985, pp. 31-3, 106.
_12_Ibid., pp. 148-50.
_13_Ibid., p. 141.
_14_Ibid., pp. 71-4.
_15_Ibid., p. 90.
_16_Ikkyu’s mother’s letter is reproduced in Paul Reps & Nyogen Senzaki, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday Anchor Books, n.d., p. 49.
_17_Jiun’s mother, quoted in Reps and Senzaki, p. 24.
_18_Ryōnen, from Reps & Senzaki, p. 46.
_19_Charlotte Joko Beck, Everyday Zen, S.F.: Harper & Row, 1989.
_20_Jiyu-Kennett Rōshi’s works excerpted herein are abbreviated as follows:SW = Jiyu-Kennett, Selling Water by the River: A Manual of Zen Training (now available as Zen Is Eternal Life), N.Y.: Random House Vintage Books, 1972.
HGLB = Jiyu-Kennett, How to Grow a Lotus Blossom, or How a Zen Buddhist Prepares for Death, Mt. Shasta, Ca.: Shasta Abbey, 1977.
WWG = Jiyu-Kennett, The Wild, White Goose, The Diary of a Zen Trainee, Mt. Shasta, Ca.: Shasta Abbey, 1977.
_21_Quotes from Joan Rieck are found in Eileen Kiera, “An Interview with Joan Rieck, Jōun Rōshi,” in Kahawai: Journal of Women and Zen, Vo. 8, No. 1, Winter & Spring, 1986, pp. 8-9.
_22_Toni Packer, talk given at “Women and American Buddhism Conference,” Sept. 15-16, 1984, reproduced in Primary Point, Vol. 2, No. 1, Feb. 1985, pp. 3, 10 (published by the Kwan Um Zen School, 528 Pound Rd. Cumberland, RI 02864).
_23_Jan Chozen Bays, talk given at “Women and American Buddhism Conference,” Sept. 15-16, 1984, Primary Point, ibid., pp. 6, 10.
_24_Bobby Rhodes, talk at the “Women and American Buddhism Conference,” ibid., p. 7; and a letter to a student reprinted in “Newsletter of the Providence Zen Center,” Vol. 11, No. 4, April 1983, p. 2.
_25_These excerpts from Danette Choi are transcribed from an interview with her by Anne Bancroft in Bancroft’s Weavers of Wisdom: Women Mystics of the Twentieth Century, London: Arkana, 1989.
_26_Gesshin Myoko Midwer, talk given at “Women and American Buddhism Conference,” 1984, Primary Point, op. cit., p. 9.
_27_Flora Courtois, An Experience of Enlightenment, Wheaton, Ill.: The Theosophical Publ. House Quest Books, 1986, pp. 43-57, and 85-9.
_28_Maria Rowe Kim, quoted in Primary Point, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 4.
_29_Ching Hai Wu Shang Shih, The Key of Instant Enlightening, Dong San Hu, San Hu Village, Hsi Hu Hsiang, Miao LI Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.: published by the author, 1989.
_30_The tale of Osono is found in Jim Yanagihara, Osono the Myokonin, S.F.: Dept. of Buddhist Education / Buddhist Churches of America, 1989.
_31_Keith Dowman (Trans.), Sky Dancer: The Secret Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984, passim.
_32_The songs of this and the next three siddhās are from Keith Dowman (Trans. & Ed.), Masters of Mahāmudrā: Songs and Histories of the 84 Buddhist Siddhas, Albany, N.Y.: State Univ. of New York Press, 1985; pp. 313-8, 372-3.
_33_The songs of this and the next three siddhās are from Tsultrim Allione, Women of Wisdom, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984.
_34_Gelongma Kechog Palmo, quoted in “The Moment You See Him: An Interview with the Karmapa’s Disciple, Sister Palmo,” in Laughing Man, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 46.
_35_Alexandra David-Neel, The Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects, S.F.: City Lights, 1967, pp. 92-119.
_36_Kathleen McDonald, How to Meditate: A Practical Guide (Robina Courtin, Ed.), London: Wisdom Publ., 1984, pp. 13-18, 141-3.
_1_T. Cleary, [Trans. & Ed.] Immortal Sisters: Secrets of Taoist Women, Boston: Shambhala, 1989.
_2_Ellen M. Chen, The Tao Te Ching: A New Translation with Commentary, N.Y.: Paragon House, 1989.
_1_These quotes and anecdotes concerning Rābi’a are taken from three sources, abbreviated as follows:A = A.J. Arberry (Trans.), Muslim Saints and Mystics: Episodes from the Tadhkirat al-Auliya (Memorial of the Saints) by Farid al-Din Attar, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, paper. ed., 1979.
N = Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, Sufi Women (Leonard Lewisohn, Trans.), N.Y.: Khaniqahi-Nimatullahi Publ., 1983.
S = Margaret Smith, Readings from the Mystics of Islam: Translations from the Arabic and Persian, London: Luzac & Co., 1972.Quotes and anecdotes from other Sūfī women in my text followed by “N” and page number are also from J. Nurbakhsh, Sufi Women.
_2_This quote from Bībī Fātimah Sam is from Manushi (New Delhi; Vols. 50/51/52, Jan.-June, 1989), p. 8.
_3_Fātima Jahānārā Begum Sāhib, quoted in Margaret Smith, op. cit., p. 131.
_4_Hayātī, from N. Pourjavady & P.L. Wilson, Kings of Love: The Poetry and History of the Ni`matullāhī Sufi Order, Tehran: Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy, 1978, pp. 212-3.
_5_This passage from Arifa is quoted in O.M. Burke, Among the Dervishes: The First-Hand Account of a Westerner’s Travels Through the Land of the Sufis, N.Y.: E.P. Dutton, 1975, pp. 62-3.
_6_Irina Tweedie, The Chasm of Fire: A Woman’s Experience of Liberation Through the Teaching of a Sufi Master, Wiltshire, Eng.: Element Books, 1979.
_1_From The Holy Bible (Authorized or King James Version), N.Y.: Garden City Publ., 1940.
_3_Glückel of Hameln, quoted in Anne Fremantle, Woman’s Way to God, N.Y.: St. Martin’s Press, 1977, pp. 137-40.
_4_Selections from Nelly Sachs are from her O the Chimneys: Selected Poems (Michael Hamburger, et al, Trans.), N.Y.: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1967, abbreviated in my text as “O”; and The Seeker and Other Poems (Ruth & Matthew Mead, et al, Trans.), Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1970, abbreviated in my text as “S.”
_5_This selection from Nehama Leibowitz is from Vanessa Ochs, Words on Fire: One Woman’s Journey into the Sacred, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990, pp. 284-6.
_6_These two selections from Rabbi Léah Novick are from her “Encountering the Schechinah, The Jewish Goddess,” in Shirley Nicholson (Ed.), The Goddess Re-Awakening: The Feminine Principle Today, Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publ. Quest Books, 1989, pp. 211-12; and “Shekhinah,” in Woman of Power: A Magazine of Feminism, Spirituality, and Politics, P.O. Box 827, Cambridge, Ma, 02238: Woman of Power, Issue 15, Fall/Winter, 1990, p. 44.
EARLY CHRISTIANITY, CATHOLICISM and EASTERN ORTHODOXY
_1_Marian revelation to Bernardo Martinez, quoted in Joan Ashton, Mother of All Nations: The Visitations of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Her Message for Today, N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1989, p. 36
_2_Selections of Marian revelations at Medjugorje are taken from Wayne Weible, Miracle at Medjugorje: A Series of Columns on a Modern-Day Supernatural Religious Event, publ. by the author at Medjugorje Center, Fargo, N. Dakota, 5/13/1987.
_3_Joan Ashton, Mother of All Nations: The Visitations of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Her Message for Today, N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1989, p. 9.
_4_Quoted in Wayne Weible, op. cit.
_5_Selections from Amma Theodora are from Benedicta Ward (Trans.), The Desert Christian: Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection, N.Y.: MacMillan, 1975, pp. 83-4.
_6_Selections from Amma Syncletica are from ibid., pp. 231-5, abbreviated in my text as “DC”; and from Butler’s Lives of the Saints (H. Thurston & D. Attwater, Eds.), N.Y.: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1956, Vol. 1, p. 34, abbreviated in my text as “LS”.
_7_Selections from Amma Sarah are from B. Ward, The Desert Christian, op. cit., p. 230.
_8_Sabina Flanagan, Hildegard of Bingen: A Visionary Life, London/N.Y.: Routledge, 1989. Page numbers from that work are in parentheses herein.
_9_These selections from Clare are found in Regis J. Armstrong & Ignatius C. Brady (Trans.), Francis and Clare: The Complete Works, N.Y.: Paulist, 1982.
_10_Selections from Beatrice of Nazareth are from Emilie Zum Brunn & Georgette Epiney-Burgard, Women Mystics in Medieval Europe, N.Y.: Paragon, 1989, pp. 90-4.
_11_Mechtild of Magdeburg, quoted in José de Vinck, Revelations of Women Mystics: From Middle Ages to Modern Times, N.Y.: Alba House, 1985, pp. 5-23. De Vinck’s selections are originally from Lucy Menzies, The Revelations of Mechtild of Magdeburg, London: Longmans Green, 1953.
_12_Mechtild of Magdeburg, in R.W. Southern, Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages, Hammondsworth, Eng.: Penguin Pelican, 1970, p. 327.
_13_Mechtild von Hackenborn, in Sr. Mary Jeremy, O.P., Scholars and Mystics: St. Gertrude the Great, St. Mechtild von Hackenborn, Gertrude von Hackenborn, Mechtild von Magdeburg, Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1962.
_14_Gertrude the Great, Ibid.
_15_Selections from Hadewijch/Hadewyck of Antwerp are from José de Vinck, Revelations of Women Mystics, op. cit., pp. 28-38 (translation is by de Vinck), abbreviated in my text as “DV,” and from Emilie Zum Brunn & Georgette Epiney-Burgard, Women Mystics in Medieval Europe, N.Y.: Paragon, 1989, pp. 113-39, abbreviated in my text as “ZB.”
The works of “Hadewijch II” in the next section are also from Zum Brunn & Epiney-Burgard.
_16_Selections from Marguerite Porete are from Zum Brunn & Epiney-Burgard, ibid., pp. 152-61.
_17_Angela of Foligno, in José de Vinck, Revelations of Women Mystics, op. cit., pp. 46-50 (translation is by de Vinck).
_18_Catherine of Siena, The Dialogue (Suzanne Noffke, O.P., Trans. & Introd.), N.Y.: Paulist, 1980.
_19_Juliana of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love (M.L. del Mastro, Trans.), Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday Image Books, 1977.
_20_Catherine of Genoa: Purgation and Purgatory and The Spiritual Dialogue (Serge Hughes, Trans. & Ed.), N.Y.: Paulist Press, 1979. (Note: Catherine herself wrote nothing; these are her teachings as noted down by her closest disciples in several different works.)
_21_This well-known motto of Teresa of Avila is quoted in numerous places, such as in Joan Ashton, Mother of All Nations, op. cit., p. 152.
_22_Selections from Teresa of Avila are from several sources, abbreviated in my text (with relevant page numbers) as follows:IC = Teresa of Avila, Interior Castle (E. Allison Peers, Trans. & Ed.), Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday Image Books ed., 1961.
WP = Teresa of Avila, The Way of Perfection (E. Allison Peers, Trans. & Ed.), Doubleday Image Books ed., 1964.
SS = Teresa of Avila, Meditations on the Song of Songs, in The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila, Vol. II (Kieran Kavanaugh & Otilio Rodriguez, Trans.), Washington, D.C.: ICS Publications, 1980, pp. 215-60.
TA = William Thomas Walsh, Saint Teresa of Avila, Rockford, IL: TAN Books ed., 198· (originally published 1943); most of the selections from this work are Walsh’s translations from Teresa’s autobiography, especially the chapters on prayer.
_23_Selections from Marie of the Incarnation are from Christine Allen, “Women in Colonial French America,” in Women and Religion in America: A Documentary History, vol. 2: The Colonial and Revolutionary Periods, Rosemary Radford Ruether & Rosemary Skinner Keller (Eds.), S.F.: Harper & Row, 1983, pp. 108-10, abbreviated in my text as “WR”; and from Louis Dupré & James A. Wiseman, O.S.B., Light from Light: An Anthology of Christian Mysticism, N.Y.: Paulist, 1988, abbreviated in my text as “LL,” both excerpted in turn from The Autobiography of Venerable Marie of the Incarnation, O.S.U.: Mystic and Missionary” (John J. Sullivan, S.J., Trans.), Chicago: Loyola Univ. Press, 1964.
_24_Mary (Petit) of St. Teresa, quoted in Paul De Jaegher (Ed.), An Anthology of Christian Mysticism (D. Attwater, et al, Trans.), Springfield, Ill.: Templegate Publishers, 1977, pp. 164-72. The English translation is made from Vie Mariale de Maria a Sancta Téresia, Louis van den Bossche, Trans., Bruges, 1928 (a French edition of excerpts from the original Flemish work by Mary Petit).
_25_Selections from Madame Jeanne-Marie Guyon are from Thomas Taylor Allen (Trans.), The Autobiography of Madame Guyon (Warner A. Hutchinson, Ed.), New Canaan, Ct.: Keats Publ. 1980 (originally publ. 1897), abbreviated in my text as “A”; from Madame Guyon’s Spiritual Letters, Gardiner, Maine: Christian Books Publ. House ed., 1982, abbreviated in my text as “L”; and from A.W. Marston (Trans.), A Short Method of Prayer and Spiritual Torrents, London, 1875; excerpted in Louis Dupré & James A. Wiseman, Light from Light: An Anthology of Christian Mysticism, pp. 328-35, abbreviated in my text as “DW.”
_26_Elizabeth Seton, Elizabeth Seton: Selected Writings (Ellin Kelly & Annabelle Melville, Ed.), N.Y.: Paulist, 1987. I have in some cases capitalized the initial letter of Elizabeth’s sentences, something which she did not do in the original, and which Kelly and Melville have followed.
_27_ Thérèse of Lisieux, The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul (John Beevers, Trans.), Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday Image Books ed., 1957.
_28_Mother Francesca Cabrini, quoted in Pietro Dì Donato, Immigrant Saint: The Life of Mother Cabrini, N.Y.: Dell Chapel Books, 1962.
_29_ Raïssa Maritain, Raïssa’s Journal (Jacques Maritain, Ed.), Albany, N.Y.: Magi Books, 1974/1963.
_30_This first passage from Dorothy Day is quoted in Rosemary Radford Ruether & Rosemary Skinner Keller (Eds.), Women and Religion in America, Vol. 3, 1900-1968, N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1986, p. 213; all subsequent selections from Dorothy Day are quoted in Robert Coles, Dorothy Day: A Radical Devotion, Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Publ./ Radcliffe Biography Series, 1987. The excerpts are from Coles’ conversations with Dorothy, page numbers in parentheses herein.
_31_Simone Weil, The Simone Weil Reader (George A. Panichas, Ed.), N.Y.: David McKay, 197·.
_32_Mother Catherine Thomas, D.C., My Beloved: The Story of a Carmelite Nun, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1955; quoted from a condensed version in Joan Lexau (Ed.), Convent Life: Roman Catholic Religious Orders for Women in North America, N.Y.: Dial Press, 1964, pp. 96-102.
_33_These passages from Mother Angelica are from Linda Brandi Cateura, Catholics USA: Makers of a Modern Church, N.Y.: William Morrow, 1989, pp. 28-36.
_34_These selections from Mother Teresa of Calcutta are from various works (all published by Harper & Row, except where noted), abbreviated as follows:
ML = Mother Teresa, My Life for the Poor (J.L. Gonzaleú-Balado & J. Playfoot, Eds.), 1985.
G = Mother Teresa, A Gift for God: Prayers and Meditations, 1975.
LC = Mother Teresa, The Love of Christ: Spiritual Counsels (G. Gorree & J. Barbier, Eds.), 1982.
LS = Mother Teresa, Life in the Spirit: Reflections, Meditations, Prayers (K. Spink, Ed.), 1983.
W = Mother Teresa, Words to Love By... (Frank Cunningham, Ed.), Notre Dame, Ind.: Ave Maria, (Note: selections from this work, which are presented in rather “poetic” visual form therein, have been reproduced here in my text more often in prose form, with added punctuation marks where necessary.)
D = Desmond Doig, Mother Teresa: Her People and Her Work, 1976.
SB = Malcolm Muggeridge, Something Beautiful for God, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1977.
_35_Sister Briege McKenna with Henry Libersat, Miracles Do Happen, Ann Arbor, Mich.: Servant Books, 1987.
_36_Bernadette Roberts, The Experience of No-Self: A Contemplative Journey, Boulder: Shambhala, 1982.
_37_Methodia’s letter is reprinted in Constantine Cavarnos, St. Methodia of Kimolos, Belmont, MA: Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 1987, pp. 88-92.
_38_Abbess Thaisia, An Autobiography, Platina, Ca: St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood Press, 1989.
_39_Nun Brigid, “Women of God,” preface to Bishop Nikodim, Maria of Olonets, Wildwood, CA: St. Xenia Press, 1981, pp. 1-12; abbreviated in my text as “WG”; and “The Gospel Call to Monasticism,” Introduction to Abbess Thaisia, An Autobiography, op. cit., pp. 15-21, abbreviated in my text as “GC.”
_40_All selections from Mother Maria Skobtsova are from Sergei Hackel, Pearl of Great Price: The Life of Mother Maria Skobtsova 1891-1945, Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1982, originally published as a revised edition in Great Britain in 1982 by Darton, Longman, & Todd Ltd., of London.
_41_Ann Bradstreet, in Roger Lundin & Mark A. Noll (Eds.), Voices from the Heart: Four Centuries of American Piety, Grand Rapids, Mich: William B. Eerdmans, 1987, pp. 54-9.
_42_Phoebe Palmer, The Way of Holiness, N.Y.: Palmer & Hughes, 1867; reprinted in R. Lundin & M.A. Noll, Voices from the Heart, op. cit., pp. 156-61.
_43_Charlotte L. Tshabalala’s litany is reprinted from Listen magazine in Rosemary Radford Ruether and Rosemary Skinner Keller, Women and Religion in America: Vol. 3, op. cit., p. 102.
_44_Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea: An Answer to the Conflicts in Our Lives, N.Y.: Pantheon, 1955/1961.
_45_Margaret Prescott Montague, Twenty Minutes of Reality, N.Y.: E.P. Dutton, 1917, pp. 1-3, 5-11; quoted in Anne Fremantle, The Protestant Mystics, op. cit., pp. 320-1.
_46_Katharine Trevelyan, Through Mine Own Eyes, N.Y.: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1963, pp. 219-20; quoted in Anne Fremantle, The Protestant Mystics, op. cit., pp. 361-3.
_47_Anonymous, The Prodigal Returns, London: John M. Watkins, 1921, pp. 34-87; quoted in Anne Fremantle, The Protestant Mystics, op. cit., pp. 371-80.
_48_Excerpts from Agnes Sanford are from her The Healing Light, N.Y.: Ballantine Books / Epiphany ed., 1983 (Originally published 1947), abbreviated in my text as “HL”; and from her Sealed Orders, Plainfield, NJ: Logos International, 1972, abbreviated in my text as “S.”
_49_Kathryn Kuhlman with Jamie Buckingham, A Glimpse Into Glory, South Plainfield, NJ: Bridge Publ., 1983.
_50_Selections from Corrie ten Boom are from Corrie ten Boom’s Prison Letters, Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell, 1975, abbreviated in my text as “PL”; and Don’t Wrestle, Just Nestle, Revell, 1978, abbreviated as “DW.”
ALTERNATIVE CHRISTIAN and NON-CHRISTIAN WESTERN SPIRITUAL MOVEMENTS
_1_The selections from Margaret Fell, Elizabeth Fry and Hannah Whitall Smith quoted herein are from Jessamyn West (Ed.), The Quaker Reader, N.Y.: Viking Press, 1962. The last two quotes from Hannah Whitall Smith, are from her book, The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life, Westwood, N.J.: Fleming H. Revell, 1952, pp. 202-4; quoted in Anne Fremantle, The Protestant Mystics, Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1964, pp. 271-3.
_2_Selections from Mary Baker Eddy are from her Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures, Boston: Published by the Trustees under the will of Mary Baker G. Eddy, 1875/1906, abbreviated in my text as “S”; and Miscellaneous Writings (same publisher), 1896, abbreviated in my text as “M.”
_3_Selections from Helena Petrovna Blavatsky are from her The Key to Theosophy (An Abridgement) (Joy Mills, Ed.), Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House Quest Books, 1972, abbreviated in my text as “K”; and An Abridgement of The Secret Doctrine (E. Preston & Christmas Humphreys, Eds.), Quest Books, 1967, abbreviated in my text as “S.”
_4_Annie Besant, The Riddle of Life: And How Theosophy Answers It, London: Theosophical Publishing Society, 1911, pp. 1-3.
_5_Katherine Tingley, The Voice of the Soul, Point Loma, CA: The Aryan Theosophical Press, 1928; quoted in R.R. Ruether and R.S. Keller (Eds.), Women and Religion in America, Volume 3: 1900-68: A Documentary History, S.F.: Harper & Row, 1986, pp. 41-2.
_6_Flower A. Newhouse, The Kingdom of the Shining Ones, Escondido, CA: Christward Publications, 1955, pp. 13-15, 92-4.
_7_Dhyani Ywahoo, Voices of Our Ancestors: Cherokee Teachings from the Wisdom Fire, Boston: Shambhala, 1987.
_8_Brooke Medicine Eagle, in Joan Halifax, Shamanic Voices, N.Y.: E.P. Dutton, 1979, pp. 87-91.
_9_María Sabina, from Alberto Ongaro, “Interview with María Sabina,” translated by R. Gordon Wasson & A. Alexander, in L. Europeo, Nov. 25, 1971, reprinted in Joan Halifax, Shamanic Voices: A Survey of Visionary Narratives, N.Y.: E.P. Dutton, 1979, pp. 130-5.
_10_Ibid., pp. 196-213.
_11_Gail Tremblay, Indian Singing in Twentieth Century America, Corvallis, OR: Calyx Books, 1990.
_12_These selections from Jane Roberts are from the Introductions to her channeled works, The Seth Material, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1970; Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Prentice-Hall, 1972; and The Nature of Personal Reality, Prentice-Hall, 1974, abbreviated in my text as “SM,” “S” and “N” respectively.
_13_Starhawk (Miriam Simos), The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess, N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1979, pp. 2-14.
_14_Selections from Eileen Caddy are from Eileen Caddy, The Spirit of Findhorn, S.F.: Harper & Row ed., 1979, and from Anne Bancroft, Weavers of Wisdom: Women Mystics of the Twentieth Century, London: Arkana, 1989, abbreviated respectively in my text as “S” and “W.”
_15_Shakti Gawain, Reflections in the Light: Daily Thoughts and Affirmations (compiled by Denise Grimshaw), San Rafael, CA: New World Library, 1988; there are no page numbers in this work, which is structured in the form of a calendar with daily insights; hence, the references I have given in parentheses after each passage are from the “date” indicated in this work.