Serve the harmony of the world
This work describes the sublime beauty of Javanese
mysticism in general terms and then goes on to
discuss Sumarah theory and practice in particular.
The research was done in Surakarta, one of Java's
two magnificent old Mataram court cities, from
1978 to 1980.
Part I. BACKGROUND
2. Open Psychology
4. Solo and Surakarta
5. Kebatinan and Sumarah
Part II. STUDYING THE PRESENT
6. Sumarah Theory
Part III. PRACTICING THE PRESENT
9. Advanced Theory
10. Leadership Training and Practice
11. Cases and Orientation
Part IV. PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
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Javanese Mystical Movements A valuable, clear
and concise introduction to Javanese mystic theory
Sumarah Meditation International Network A source for activities and orientation.
Paguyuban Sumarah Sumarah's site in Indonesian
Subud A description of a Javanese mystic group with international chapters.
Amadeus Art Often inspired by Bali and Java.
THE BOOK OF BEING: "Look for Causes in Consequences" My Jeremiad that treats: 1) "the Evil that lurks in the Hearts of Men" (hqoV anqrwpw daimwn); 2) the Postmodern World's narcissistic abandon; 3) Christianity's insidious Cosmology/Eschatology; 4) the cavalier intellectualism, moral turpitude, existential/experiential alienation, spiritual vacuity and ever more besotted procrustean reductionism of Western Science; and 5) a revised reading of "The Book of Love", an obvious concern that is largely omitted from Western psychology and revealingly reflected in spectacularly empoverished cultural knowledge (notwithstanding the flood of schmaltz and schlock pumped out by the entertainment industry) concerning the always peculiar but often consistent course of affective bonding (there are more than 20 words in Javanese for various forms of one overworked word in English).