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Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East (6 Volume Set)
ELEVEN MEN embarked upon a journey in 1894 with one objective: ...to find the great spiritual teachers of the Far East and witness their uncommon abilities. Since these Masters were scattered over a wide territory that covered a large portion of India, Tibet, China, and Persia, they knew it could take years of searching many secluded villages and hidden mountain communes. Planning each step of the journey became a challenge knowing that countless miles of rugged terrain separated the remote and isolate locations that were imperative to the exploration. Even though they could...
 
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Arguing Science: A Dialogue on the Future of Science and Spirit
Two controversial authors debate the nature and methods of science, its dogmas, and its future. Rupert Sheldrake argues that science needs to free itself from materialist dogma while Michael Shermer contends that science, properly conceived, is a materialistic enterprise; for science to look beyond materialist explanations is to betray science and engage in superstition. Issues discussed include: materialism and its role in science, whether belief in God is compatible with a scientific perspective, and parapsychology. Michael Shermer is Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine and the author of numerous books including Skeptic. ...
 
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Pope Francis' Little Book of Wisdom: The Essential Teachings
Pope Francis appears to be changing the face of Roman Catholicism. He has infused what some consider a staid institution with openness and optimism. He has faced off against established power interests within the Vatican. He has reformed the Church's finances. And, most importantly, he has asked that Catholics approach one another and non-Catholics with candor, humility, and love. He has made the papacy and the Church relevant once again. A pope of the people, Pope Francis' teachings have been praised and shared by the faithful and nonreligious alike. Exploring themes such as faith and...
 
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The Toltec Art of Life and Death
The beloved teacher of spiritual wisdom and author of the phenomenal New York Times and international bestseller The Four Agreements takes readers on a mystical Toltec-inspired personal journey, introducing us to a deeper level of spiritual teaching and awareness. In 2002, Don Miguel Ruiz suffered a near fatal heart attack that left him in a nine-weeks-long coma. The spiritual journey he undertook while suspended between this world and the next forms the heart of The Toltec Art of Life and Death, a profound and mystical tale of spiritual struggle. As his body lies unconscious, Ruiz’s...
 
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The Adventure of Being Human II: Mother Spirit Speaks: More Lessons on Soulful Living from the Heart of the Urantia Revelation
The central deity-personalities of the Urantia Revelation are humanity's spiritual parents-Christ Michael (or Jesus) and his coequal partner, Mother Spirit. In this sequel to The Adventure of Being Human: Lessons on Soulful Living from the Heart of the Urantia Revelation, the focus is exclusively on Mother Spirit-the all-loving, omnipresent mother of us all. She is the reality behind all of the cherished notions of a divine mother throughout human history as well as the majestic source of the Holy Spirit, and of life itself. In this charming guide you will learn all about her and discover how...
 
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Soul Shifts: Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom & Practical Spirituality
Waking up is for the brave. Becoming a seer, and not just a seeker, is not for the faint of heart. It is for the visionaries, the awakeners, the Soul Shifters. It is for you. There are pivotal moments in the lives of all seekers when we realize that we've been travelling on our path of growth towards happiness and fulfilment, but, simply put, we want to go faster. How we have been living, working and loving just isn't enough or even acceptable anymore. We know we're being called to something more significant and expanded - we...
 
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The Invitation: Uncovering God’s Longing to Be Heard
She stood on a bridge and looked across the small mountain lake to see the bluest of skies and the purple Rocky Mountains. Gratitude welled up within her, for after suffering seventeen bedridden years with an unknown illness, she found herself in the center of a miracle. Frannie Rose nearly had committed suicide but had instead chosen to surrender to a God she believed had abandoned her. Finally, in wellness, she heard a voice—small and simple at first—guiding her on a spiritual journey of which only mystics speak. The voice, God’s voice, would change her...
 
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Talking Story: A Personal Journey into Spirit and Healing
Award-winning documentary Talking Story takes viewers on a fascinating adventure into the world of healing, shamanism, plant medicine, and divination. Learning that many indigenous cultures are on the verge of losing their medicinal plants, healing traditions, and spiritual knowledge as a result of habitat destruction, cultural assimilation, and globalization, filmmaker Marie-Rose Phan-Lê sets out on what becomes a life-changing journey to record the disappearing traditions of authentic mystics and shamans, discovering her own gift as a healer along the way. From Hawaii to the Himalayas, the film follows Phan-Lê as she meets with healers...
 
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Talking Story: One Woman's Quest to Preserve Ancient Spiritual and Healing Traditions
A fascinating adventure into the world of healing, shamanism, plant medicine, and divination, Talking Story documents author Marie-Rose Phan-Lê's worldwide journey to find healing and truth from authentic mystics and shamans, while recording their disappearing traditions and discovering her own gift as a healer. Facing a crisis of faith after a profound betrayal by her New Age spiritual teacher, Phan-Lê is set on a path toward the exploration of the Old World. Learning that many indigenous cultures were on the verge of losing their medicinal plants, healing traditions, and spiritual knowledge as a result of habitat destruction,...
 
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The Deathbed Sutra of the Buddha: Or Siddhartha's Regrets
What if, on the final night of his earthly existence, the Buddha experienced a second Enlightenment, leading him to radically revise his teachings about the self, the world, and spiritual fulfillment? And what if that final teaching, lost for over 2000 years, was rediscovered? "The Deathbed Sutra of the Buddha" purports to offer that final conversation, part teaching and part confession, between the Buddha and his trusted attendant, Ananda. Sometimes touching, sometimes shocking, and sure to spark controversy everywhere, The Deathbed Sutra forces Buddhists and scholars of Buddhism to seriously re-evaluate fundamental aspects of the tradition. Regardless...
 
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The Toltec Secret: Dreaming Practices of the Ancient Mexicans
When the phase of the Sixth Sun began, it was time for the ancient teachings of Mexico to be shared with the world. Sergio Magaña’s dreaming teacher predicted that, after the eclipse on July 11, 2010, Sergio would be one of the spokespeople to carry the teachings of this rich spiritual tradition, which has been closed to outsiders until now. The original holders of this secret knowledge, the Chichimeca, were considered to be masters, with a deep understanding of the dream state and a working knowledge of how our perceptions form our reality, as well as the...
 
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The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times
rom the New York Times Bestselling Author. Can God be revived in a skeptical age? What would it take to give people a spiritual life more powerful than anything in the past? Deepak Chopra tackles these issues with eloquence and insight in this book. He proposes that God lies at the source of human awareness. Therefore, any person can find the God within that transforms everyday life. God is in trouble. The rise of the militant atheist movement spearheaded by Richard Dawkins signifies, to many, that the deity is an outmoded myth in the modern...
 
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Rumi, Day by Day
Here is a daily companion that provides Rumi's wisdom and spiritual insight. These poems have been selected on the basis of the poignancy of their message and their relevance to contemporary life. This is timeless wisdom translated for modern readers. It is a guide for meditation and a light switch that you can turn on to make your daily connection with spirit. Use these words as tools to better your life each day, to draw continued guidance, inspiration and spiritual wealth.
 
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Veganish: The Omnivore's Guide to Plant-Based Cooking
Tens of thousands of people have put down their knives in favor of a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss or to control blood pressure and cholesterol. Many people got exactly what they were looking for, along with a few surprises, such as loss of bone density and dental issues. Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose has experienced much the same in her journey as a vegan chef raising her child vegan. This utterly unique “vegan +” cookbook offers over 100 easy-to-make vegan recipes and many basic methods and cooking techniques, as well as advanced options. A trained chef,...
 
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Becoming Kuan Yin: The Evolution of Compassion
In his long career as a poet, Buddhist teacher, spiritual advisor, and writer, Stephen Levine has changed our understanding of death and dying. In Becoming Kuan Yin, Levine's first new book in many years, he turns to the legend of Kuan Yin, the Bodhistitva venerated by East Asian Buddhists for her compassion. In Becoming Kuan Yin, Levine shares the tale of Miao Shan, born centuries ago to a cruel king who wanted her to marry a wealthy but uncaring man. This is the story of how Miao Shan refused to follow the path her father...
 
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Unwitting Mystic: Evolution of The Message of Love
Unwitting Mystic: Evolution of The Message of Love is a rare journey from Washington, DC to India and into otherworldly Divine realms in the company of God, Jesus, Buddha and a woman with no previous interest in, or understanding of, spiritual teachings. Through intimate details of profound metaphysical events and a miraculous recovery following a serious suicide attempt, this transcendent story goes beyond the borders of conflict-driven human experience to offer hope in the promise that the ever-increasing willingness to resurrecting one’s own divinity is resurrecting a new love-driven consciousness throughout the world.
 
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The Inner Camino: A Path of Awakening
Are you looking to make real and lasting change in your life? The Inner Camino offers a reliable method to support such change effortlessly, even when we feel imprisoned in situations that appear intransigent or hopeless. With easy to follow maps and a compass to re-orientate the reader in the direction of their true purpose in life the Inner Camino guides the reader on an inner pilgrimage. Along the path the reader learns to dream into hitherto undreamt visions for our world and ourselves. This guidebook is practical, unsentimental and packed with immediately applicable insights...
 
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The Pleiadian House of Initiation: A Journey through the Rooms of the Wisdomkeepers
A step-by-step tour through our spiritual home in the Pleiades • Recounts the author’s spiritual trials to reach the highest levels of her soul’s celestial mansion and her encounters with immortal wisdom teachers such as White Buffalo Woman, Taliesin, Mother Mary, and Grandmother Spider • Includes lessons to help jettison fear and jealousy so we can continue our ascension to higher consciousness • Offers a prophetic glimpse into the future of life on Earth, how our planet is the key to conscious evolution, and humanity’s divine role as...
 
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Masters of Wisdom of Central Asia: Teachings from the Sufi Path of Liberation
Reveals the secret teachings of the Khwajagan, the Masters of Wisdom of Turkish Sufism • Provides biographies for the entire lineage of teachers in the Naqshbandi order, such as Yusuf Hamdani, the first recognized Khwajagan, and Baha’ al-Din Naqshband, from whom the Naqshbandi order of Sufis took its name • Shows that this spiritual path focuses on expanding awareness of the heart to reach God-consciousness • An essential guide for understanding Itlak Yolu, the Sufi path of Absolute Liberation, and fana’, Annihilation in God Almost...
 
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God's Message To the World: You've Got Me All Wrong
Is it possible that everything we think we know about God, and what God wants, is wrong? Could humanity s ideas about all this be the greatest inaccuracies . . . ever? Would it matter if they were? The author of the multi-million-selling Conversations with God series places the question squarely before our world in another blockbuster book that could move our species closer to true spiritual revolution on the Earth, changing humanity s future for the better, forever. In direct and spiritually challenging language, Walsch here exposes the many ways in which he believes...
 
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Dying To Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience
What has been missing from my work, from everyone else’s work, from personal stories, from those who interpret personal stories, from experts in religion and spirituality, from the news media, the scientists, the grief-stricken, and the born again . . . is the voice of the collective . . . inside what we all seek to describe. What lies at the heart of near-death experiences? A God that in ways beyond description, smiles at you. Not the God of holy writ, but a Sourceplace—an all-encompassing Oneness, Allness, that, as It breathes, moves skin and bark and wings...
 
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The Endless Practice: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be
As a poet, philosopher, and cancer survivor, Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than thirty years. In his new book, the #1 New York Times bestselling author explores how the soul works in the world. Called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” this beloved teacher explores what it means to become our truest self through the ongoing and timeless journey of awakening to the dynamic wholeness of life, which is messy and unpredictable. Nepo navigates some of the soul’s deepest and most ancient...
 
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The Grace in Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older
Learn to use your later years for awakening and spiritual growth. Encouraging, inspiring, and practical, The Grace in Aging invites all those who have ever experienced spiritual longing to awaken in their twilight years. Since aging, in and of itself, does not lead to spiritual maturity, The Grace in Aging suggests and explores causes and conditions that we can create in our lives, just as we are living them, to allow awakening to unfold—transforming the predictable sufferings of aging into profound opportunities for growth in clarity, love, compassion, and peace. Kathleen...
 
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Adventures in the Afterlife
Adventures in the Afterlife is a powerful journey of spiritual awakening; a bold quest for answers and enlightenment. The old assumptions of heavenare confronted and an expansive new vision of our continuing life is presented. After being diagnosed with cancer, William Buhlman, author of Adventures Beyond the Body, pursued answers to the mysteries of our existence after death. Confronting his mortality, he experienced profound insights into what lies beyond our physical body. Our journey into the next life is the basis for Adventures in the Afterlife. The author chronicles his out-of-bodyexperiences and lucid dreams through...
 
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Better than Sex: The Ecstatic Art of Awakening Coaching
Millions of people today, all over the world are having glimpses of who they really are: beyond endless thought and reactive feeling. Such a moment of “awakening” changes everything, and unleashes a wellspring of energy, humor and love. Do you feel a deep longing, a commitment to live this more expansive consciousness in your day-to-day life, but at the same time have an intuitive resistance to the old traditions of patriarchy, dogma and conformism? This book might be for you. Awakening Coaching is an innovative and brilliant new way of approaching spiritual awakening, stripping our deepest...
 
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Freedom and Resolve: Finding Your True Home in the Universe
This slim volume challenges readers to discover their place in the universe. Gangaji conveys the radical invitation to choose to wake up from the trance of who we think we are and experience the truth of who we really are. The invitation is to self-inquiry, the willingness to ask the questions: Who am I? What is here? To directly experience what follows these and similar questions. The resolve is to not go back into the trance by turning away from that essential experience, but to freshly inquire anew as thoughts or feelings of separation arise....
 
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The Complete Life of Rama: Based on Valmiki's Ramayana and the Earliest Oral Traditions
Retells the Ramayana, the ancient Indian tale of love, duty, and sacrifice, for a modern audience • Draws on the original Sanskrit poem of Valmiki, enhanced with tales from the oral tradition, to recount Rama’s complete life • Details how Lord Rama rose above his human weaknesses, put his spiritual duty above all personal considerations, and perfected himself to become a super human capable of saving those he loved most • Reveals the deepest spiritual lesson of the Ramayama: that however weak we may be, each of us...
 
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How Do You Pray?: Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists and Other Lovers of Humanity
As we evolve, so do our prayers; as our prayers evolve, so do we. This is the evolution of illumination, the collective voice of the soul of the world. How Do You Pray? was born from a vision in which Celeste Yacoboni was told to ask the world, "How Do You Pray?" She reached out to leading spiritual, shamanic, scientific teachers, guides, and activists and asked for their response. Culled from those responses is an original and deeply personal collection of essays. Talking intimately and candidly about how they pray, these personalities encourage...
 
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Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi
Richard Rohr focuses his attention on all frames and doorways to the divine—the alternative way of Francis of Assisi. Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved of all saints, was at once very traditional and entirely revolutionary in the ways of holiness. As a standing paradox, he both stood barefoot on the earth and yet touched the heavens; he was grounded in the church and yet instinctively moved toward the cosmos; he lived happily inside the visible and tangible, and yet both suffered and rejoiced in the invisible. Rohr places the tradition...
 
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Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times
Though he lived in the thirteenth century, Meister Eckhart’s deeply ecumenical teachings were in many ways modern. He taught about what we call ecology, championed artistic creativity, and advocated for social, economic, and gender justice. All these elements have inspired spiritual maverick Matthew Fox and influenced his Creation Spirituality. Here, Fox creates metaphorical meetings between Eckhart and Teilhard de Chardin, Thich Nhat Hanh, Carl Jung, Black Elk, Rumi, Adrienne Rich, and other radical thinkers. The result is profoundly insightful, substantive, and inspiring.  
 
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The Compass of Zen (Shambhala Dragon Editions)
The Compass of Zen is a simple, exhaustive—and often hilarious—presentation of the essence of Zen by a modern Zen Master of considerable renown. In his many years of teaching throughout the world, the Korean-born Zen Master Seung Sahn has become known for his ability to cut to the heart of Buddhist teaching in a way that is strikingly clear, yet free of esoteric and academic language. In this book, based largely on his talks, he presents the basic teachings of Buddhism and Zen in a way that is wonderfully accessible for beginners—yet so rich with stories,...
 
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The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power
The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power" has sold over one million copies. It presents the great spiritual and psychological truths in a simple manner, making them practical for daily use. You will read inspiring historical stories of those who dared all for Truth -- and found wisdom and peace at last. "The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power" is Vernon Howard's most popular book. This beautiful new 2005 edition belongs in the library of every serious spiritual student.
 
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The Path to the Guru: The Science of Self-Realization according to the Bhagavad Gita
A verse-by-verse examination of the guide to self-transformation presented in the Bhagavad Gita • Reveals the scientific approach to personal development and spiritual enlightenment laid out in Krishna’s advice to Arjuna • Shows how the Gita prepares you to work with a guru, advocating authenticity and skepticism rather than blind devotion and obedience • Explores Krishna’s advice on which societal limitations to reject to overcome your fears and reconnect with the suppressed parts of your inner being Drawing on his more than 40 years of...
 
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Dancing With Life: Buddhist insights for finding meaning and joy in the face of suffering
Why do we suffer? Is there a purpose to our pain? Noting that human beings have wrestled with such questions for thousands of years, Phillip Moffitt has found answers for his own life in Buddhist philosophy and meditation. Reflecting on his own journey from Esquire magazine editor-in-chief to Buddhist meditation teacher, Moffitt provides a fresh perspective on the Buddha's ancient wisdom, showing how to move from suffering to new awareness and unanticipated joy. In this deeply spiritual book that is sure to become a Buddhist classic, Moffitt explores...
 
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The Future Evolution of Man: The Divine Life Upon Earth
Sri Aurobindo offers us an insight into the true meaning of our lives on earth and the present evolutionary crisis.
 
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Meditation Illuminated: Simple Ways to Manage Your Busy Mind
Millions of people worldwide have transformed their lives through meditation--now you can, too. Learn how to experience meditation’s profound benefits, including reduced stress, increased focus, and enhanced well-being. This comprehensive primer is designed to give you a complete understanding of how meditation works--and how to meditate. With its straightforward language, simple concepts, illustrative stories, and clear instructions for 21 varied meditations, you can discover how to transform your life today!
 
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Liberation Breathing: The Divine Mother's Gift
A guidebook for expanding into life, spirit, and happiness through the power of your own breath. Discover how Liberation Breathing -- a form of breathwork practiced worldwide -- transforms on the mental, physical, and spiritual dimensions. Sondra Ray's newest book elevates the soul while releasing readers from negative thoughts, traumas, and relationship patterns. Sondra Ray unites the power of breath with her extraordinary commitment to healing and miracles as she details the evolution of Liberation Breathing. Ray reveals how the breath cycle transforms the mind, body, and soul when coupled with...
 
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Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
On the occasion of his 70th birthday, the renowned Marcus J. Borg shares his "convictions" about Christianity and America, contending that they are both at their best when they focus on hope and transformation, and shares his thoughts on how American Christians can return to what matters most Reflecting on what matters most, both for the church and for Americans, leading biblical scholar and premiere teacher for Protestant churches, Marcus Borg surveys the most significant conversations and personalities that shaped his life, and presents his convictions about the faith and it's role in the twenty-first...
 
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The Ernest Holmes Papers: A Collection of Three Inspirational Classics
A one-of-a-kind collection of rare writings from one of the world’s foremost spiritual leaders and thinkers. For the first time, the three hard-to-get volumes known as The Ernest Holmes Papers will be published in one volume. Transcripts of talks that Ernest Holmes gave over his career, The Ernest Holmes Papers contains Holmes’s wisdom on prayer, life, prosperity, and God. Used by thousands of spiritual students around the world in previous editions, this first-ever omnibus edition will contain a new introduction from Dr....
 
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The Five Dharma Types: Vedic Wisdom for Discovering Your Purpose and Destiny
A handbook for unlocking the soul’s purpose and manifesting a fulfilling life • Reinterprets the traditional Dharma system of ancient India as a map for revealing one’s true purpose • Provides tests for determining one’s Dharma type • Explains the benefits, challenges, and social, interpersonal, and health dynamics associated with each of the 5 Dharma types Have you ever wondered why, despite great obstacles, some people achieve success, while others, though given everything, seem to squander it away? Or why some people, despite having very...
 
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Precessional Time and the Evolution of Consciousness: How Stories Create the World
How stories enable us to identify the inner spiritual aspects within our material world and participate in the evolution of human consciousness foretold by ancient myths • Reveals the heightened creativity necessary and available during a precessional shift between ages • Identifies where and how cosmic energies of consciousness and creativity can be found using principles developed by G. I. Gurdjieff and John G. Bennett • Explores how myths, megaliths, language, and cave art enabled narratives shaped by sacred proportion All of culture can be...
 
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Learning to Walk in the Dark
From the New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark provides a way to find spirituality in those times when we don’t have all the answers. Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil and dangerous with darkness. Doesn’t God work in the nighttime as well? In Learning to Walk in the Dark, Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has...
 
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Black Smoke: Healing and Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon
A diagnosis of cancer leads to healing and transformation in the Amazon jungle • Explains in vivid detail De Wys’s experience of being healed from cancer through visionary ayahuasca rituals in Ecuador • Describes her apprenticeship and relationship with the shaman who cured her • Explores the ways this spiritual medicine can heal the emotional origins of disease now plaguing our modern technological culture • Chosen as one of the “Top 10 Books of the New Edge” by Jonathan Talat Phillips on The Huffington Post...
 
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The Sufi Path of Annihilation: In the Tradition of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi and Hasan Lutfi Shushud
An exploration of the profound Sufi practice of Itlak Yolu • Examines the three main facets of this practice: zikr or breathing exercises, fasting, and mental suffering • Shares new Sufi parables, the sayings of Sufi master Hasan Lutfi Shushud, and Rumi’s philosophy on annihilation of the Self • Reveals how once the Self is annihilated higher levels of perception are reached In this exploration of the profound spiritual practice of Itlak Yolu, the Sufi path of annihilation, Nevit Ergin examines the three main facets...
 
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LIVING BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: See The Universe Both From Within & From Without
For twelve years Joel Goldsmith had been searching for the way to live a truly spiritual life without retreating from the world, often feeling on the verge of discovery, but always finding it quietly elusive. The quest continued, and one morning, as he awakened on the island of Maui, the secret revealed itself in a flood of gradual unfoldments. The result of this spiritual discovery is Living Between Two Worlds. This book shows us how to live a more fulfilling and spiritual life at home and at work, without neglecting daily responsibilities. It portrays...
 
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Head to Heart: Mindfulness Moments for Every Day
"Madson captures the heart of the simple. These daily thoughts can emphatically change any moment in any one's life. Each day's suggestion is captured in the simplicity of the thought; making it magical, joyful, meaningful and doable. I loved it. All of it. You will too." --Karen Casey, PhD, author of The Good Stuff from Growing Up in a Dysfunctional Family", www.womens-spirituality.com Head to Heart gently guides us to cultivate (and sustain) those moments of clarity--the awakenings of everyday life--and to embrace and grow from them all, no matter how joyful or painful. ...
 
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The Love Letters: Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi Meet Pope Francis
Who is Pope Francis and where is he leading the Church? To understand the impact of Pope Francis and his inspiration to the Catholic Church, indeed people of all religions, we turn to the two saints who are his inspiration, Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi and the great love of their spirituality. Eight hundred years ago when the Church had fallen into scandal and hard times, Saint Francis and Saint Clare lifted the Church to new life, new beginnings. Today the Church suffers the same crises. Today Pope Francis is looking at the heart full...
 
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The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss
Despite the recent ferocious public debate about belief, the concept most central to the discussion—God—frequently remains vaguely and obscurely described. Are those engaged in these arguments even talking about the same thing? In a wide-ranging response to this confusion, esteemed scholar David Bentley Hart pursues a clarification of how the word “God” functions in the world’s great theistic faiths. Ranging broadly across Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Vedantic and Bhaktic Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, Hart explores how these great intellectual traditions treat humanity’s knowledge of the divine mysteries. Constructing his argument around three principal metaphysical “moments”—being,...
 
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Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning of Mantra and Kirtan
In yoga practice, mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chanting) get short shrift in the West because they aren’t well understood, though they are an integral part of almost every Eastern spiritual practice. They are designed to provide access into the psyche while their underlying mythology helps us understand how our psychology affects daily life. Sacred Sound shares the myths behind the mantras and kirtans, illuminating their meaning and putting their power and practicality within reach of every reader. Each of the twenty-one mantras and kirtans presented includes the Sanskrit version, the transliteration, the translation, suggestions...
 
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The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)
Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of the twentieth century, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This masterfully crafted book interweaves conversations between Campbell and some of the people he inspired, including poet Robert Bly, anthropologist Angeles Arrien, filmmaker David Kennard, Doors drummer John Densmore, psychiatric pioneer Stanislov Grof, Nobel laureate Roger Guillemen, and others. Campbell reflects on subjects ranging from the origins and functions of myth, the role of the artist, and the need for ritual to the ordeals of love and romance. With poetry and humor, Campbell recounts his own quest and conveys the...
 
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