Experience of Reality: A Study of Mysticism by Edmond Holmes

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London: Richard Cobden-Sanderson, 1928. First edition. 89 pages. Booksellers stamp and previous owner signature to front end-paper, jacket marked, corner rubbed. Very good. 

Holmes was born in Moycashel, County Westmeath, Ireland. His most well-known work is The Creed of The Buddha (1908). Here is an example of his work on mysticism and spirituality, expressing pantheist leanings.

Contents. 

Introduction
Graduation In Reality 
The Mystical Quest of Reality 
Beliefs And Convictions
Pantheism 
The Absolute
The Goal of The Quest
Love And Pity



Holmes writings on education are taken as an early statement of "progressive" and "child-centred" positions, and are still cited in the field. His daughter Verena Holmes went on to become a leading early woman engineer.