Aberbach, Alan D. Books

Dr. Alan David Aberbach is Director of the Seniors Program at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre Campus in Vancouver. He received his PhD in History from University of Florida. He taught history at Guilford College, Long island University, and at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. Dr. Aberbach is the author of several books, the latest being Richard Wagner’s Religious Ideas (The Edwin Mellen Press, 1996).

Charan Singh and the Mystic Tradition
2002 0-7734-7130-8
Charan Singh is relatively unknown in the West, but when he died in 1990 this spiritual teacher had a worldwide following of over one million disciples. He taught that there exists a direction connection to God within every individual. This connecting link is a current of sound – the Biblical Word, the Tao, the Logos, the Holy Spirit, the unstruck melody, the music of the spheres. He further taught the method of meditation by which his disciples could connect with that link and experience God. He devoted his life to teaching the essential truth and unity underlining every religion and mystical practice. Through a study of his writings and discourses this is the first published book to examine the spiritual ideas of Charan Singh. His teaching is referred to as Sant Mat, the Science of the Soul, or the Radha Soami teachings.

Richard Wagner's Religious Ideas
1996 0-7734-8783-2
Chapter headings include: Early Spiritual Dimensions; Reflection of Mind and Soul (The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin); "Jesus of Nazareth"; Encounters with the Esoteric (Hafiz and The Ring of the Nibelung; Schopenhauer and Tristan and Isolde; The Influence of Meister Eckhart); To Parsifal; Beyond Parsifal.

Richard Wagner's Spiritual Pilgrimage
1996 0-7734-8348-9
Chapter headings include: Early Spiritual Dimensions; Reflection of Mind and Soul (The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin); "Jesus of Nazareth"; Encounters with the Esoteric (Hafiz and The Ring of the Nibelung; Schopenhauer and Tristan and Isolde; The Influence of Meister Eckhart); To Parsifal; Beyond Parsifal.