The Antonio T. de Nicolas Collection
by Antonio T. de Nicolas, PhD
- Audial and Literary Cultures: The Bhagavad Gita as a Case Study
- Crisis in Identity
- Cultural Lobotomy: The Failure of Philosophy
- Heart Ethics: The Indian Legacy and Human Ecology After The Year 2000
- Love’s Child: The Way Of The Gods
- Meditation: The Making of Images
- Meditations Through The Rg Veda: A Retrospective
- Neurobiology and Yoga: From the gods of amygdala to the God of the Heart
- Neurobiology, Communities, Religion: A Biocultural Study
- Religious Experience and Religious Languages
- Technologies Of Transformation: From Mysticism to Recovery
- The Avatara and The Savior – The Philosophical Foundations of Politics
- The Biocultural Paradigm: The Neural Connection Between Science And Mysticism
- The Problem of the Self-Body in the Bhagavadgita: The Problem of Meaning
- The Sacred and the Challenge of Modernity
- The Shadow and Karma
- The Unity and Indivisibility of the Self (Brahman)
Antonio T. de Nicolas was educated in Spain, India and the United States, and received his Ph.D. in philosophy at Fordham University in New York. He is Professor Emeritus of philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Dr. de Nicolas is the author of some twenty- seven books, including Avatara: The Humanization of Philosophy through the Bhagavad Gita,a classic in the field of Indic studies; and Habits of Mind, a criticism of higher education, whose framework has recently been adopted as the educational system for the new Russia. He is also known for his acclaimed translations of the poetry of the Nobel Prize-winning author,Juan Ramon Jimenez, and of the mystical writings of St. Ignatius de Loyola and St. John of the Cross.
A philosopher by profession, Dr. de Nicolas confesses that his most abiding philosophical concern is the act of imagining, which he has pursued in his studies of the Spanish mystics, Eastern classical texts, and most recently, in his own poetry.
His books of poetry: Remembering the God to Come, The Sea Tug Elegies, Of Angels and Women, Mostly, and Moksha Smith: Agni’s Warrior-Sage. An Epic of the Immortal Fire, have received wide acclaim. Critical reviewers of these works have offered the following insights:
from, Choice: “…these poems could not have been produced by a mainstream American. They are illuminated from within by a gift, a skill, a mission…unlike the critico-prosaic American norm…”
from The Baltimore Sun: “Steeped as they are in mythology and philosophy these are not easy poems. Nor is de Nicolas an easy poet. He confronts us with the necessity to remake our lives…his poems …show us that we are not bound by rules. Nor are we bound by mysteries. We are bound by love. And therefore, we are boundless”
from William Packard, editor of the New York Quarterly: ” This is the kind of poetry that Plato was describing in his dialogues, and the kind of poetry that Nietzsche was calling for in Zarathustra.”
Professor de Nicolas is presently a Director of the Biocultural Research Institute, located in Florida.