Paul Stange:
Essays on Mysticism and Java

For more details and bio, see: CV.
Books

Kejawen Modern: Hakikat dalam Penghayatan Sumarah, [Modern Javanism: Truth in Sumarah Practice] Lembaga Kajian Islam dan Sosial, 2009; based on Modern Javanism: The Evolution of Sumarah, a revision of the PhD dissertation originally entitled The Sumarah Movement in Javanese Mysticism, 1980.

Ancestral Voices in Island Asia (pdf), Murdoch U, Perth, 2000. (Also html.) Textbook dealing with South East Asian cultural history; published in Indonesian as Suara nenek moyang Nusantara, LKiS, Yogyakarta: see also the separate contents page.

Politik Perhatian: Rasa dalam Kebudayaan Jawa, Lembaga Kajian Islam dan Sosial, Yogyakarta, 1998. The Politics of Attention is a collection of essays dealing with mystical practices in contemporary Javanese society.

Javanese Mystical and Marxist Dialectics, MA thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1970.

Relaxed Meditation: Selected Sumarah Teachings, originally publ. WAIT, Perth, 1977.

Exploring Modern Asian Mysticisms, 1989. Textbook of case studies published by Murdoch University.

Book chapters

"Inner dimensions of the Indonesian Revolution", in Laurie J. Sears ed., Autonomous Histories; Particular Truths, CSEAS, U Wisconsin, Madison, 1993, pp. 219-243.

"Interpreting Javanist millennial imagery: the Sabdopalon prophecy under Suharto", Creating Indonesian Cultures, ed. Paul Alexander, Oceania, Sydney, 1989, pp. 113-134.

"Religious Change in Contemporary Southeast Asia", in The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia, Vol 2, ed. N. Tarling, Cambridge UP, Sydney, 1992, pp. 529-584.

Papers

"Mystical symbolism in Javanese wayang mythology", The South East Asian Review vol. 1, no. 2, 1977, pp. 109-122.

"Javanese mysticism in the Revolutionary Period", Journal of Studies in Mysticism, vol. 1, no. 2, 1978, pp 115-130.

"Configurations of Javanese possession experience", Religious Traditions, vol. 2, no. 2, 1979, pp. 39-54.

"The logic of rasa in Java", Indonesia, no. 38, 1984, pp. 113-134. An essay on intuition as a feature of cognition.

"'Legitimate' mysticism in Indonesia", Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, vol. 20, no. 2, 1986, pp. 76-117.

"Probing the inner life of Sandgropers", Australian Religion Studies Review, vol. 2, no. 3, 1989, pp. 5-14.

"Javanism as text or praxis", Anthropological Forum, vol. 6, no. 2, 1990, pp. 237-255.

"Constructions of 'culture' in Asian Studies and of 'Asia' in cultural studies", Asian Studies Review, vol. 15, no. 2, 1991, pp. 80-88.

"Deconstruction as disempowerment: new orientalisms of Java", Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, vol. 23, no. 3, 1991, pp. 51-71.

The Collapse of Lineage and Availability of Gnosis, Charles Strong Trust, AASR, Adelaide, 1991.

"Chronicles of Javanese transition", Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, 1993, pp. 348-363.

"Silences in Solonese dance production", Southeast Asian Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 22, 1994, pp. 210-229.

Encyclopedia entries

"Javanism", in Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, ed. J. Gordon Melton & Martin Baumann, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA.

"Sumarah", in Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, ed. J. Gordon Melton & Martin Baumann, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA.

"Pangestu", in Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, ed. J. Gordon Melton & Martin Baumann, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA.

"Sapta Darma", in Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, ed. J. Gordon Melton & Martin Baumann, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA.

"Folk religion", entry in: Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia from Angkor Wat to East Timor, ed. Ooi Keat Gin, Cambridge UP, Santa Barbara.

"Kebatinan movements", entry in: Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia from Angkor Wat to East Timor, ed. Ooi Keat Gin, Cambridge UP, Santa Barbara.

CV : books and texts | book chapters | journal articles | research | teaching

Links

Howe, David, Sumarah: A Study of the Art of Living, website.

Romano, Laura, 2012, Sumarah: Spiritual Wisdom from Java, selfpublished thro lulu.com.

sumarah.net, Laura Romano's website

Wikipedia page in Bahasa Indonesia for Sumarah

Notes

Image: Semar figure from the wayang kulit.

All documents on these pages are republished here with the express permission of the author, Dr Paul Stange.


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