Category: Spirituality

Spirituality & Social Work: Selected Canadian Readings by Brian Ouellette

By Brian Ouellette

The realm of spirituality is present process a resurgence of curiosity in Canadian social paintings literature and perform. This choice of chosen readings is the 1st in this subject in Canada. Spirituality and Social paintings makes an important contribution to this significant and rising zone of scholarly Canadian learn and perform whereas encouraging carrying on with scholarship at the subject.

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A Little Bit of Buddha: An Introduction to Buddhist Thought by Chad Mercree

By Chad Mercree

Buddhism blossoms from the phrases and lifetime of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. Buddhism is a philosophy, no longer a faith, and billions of individuals version their lifestyle at the peaceable and compassionate teachings of the Buddha. he isn't worshipped as a god, yet really revered as a daily individual who rediscovered a lifestyle that ended in the tip of his pain and confusion concerning the apparent tragedy of the area. Buddha's phrases and teachings proceed to persuade society in optimistic methods via encouraging us all to develop happiness and peace from within.

A bit of Buddha is a superb creation to the existence and methods of 1 of the main particular people the area has identified.

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The sounds of the one hand : 281 Zen koans with answers by Yoel Hoffman

By Yoel Hoffman

"When The Sound of 1 Hand Clapping got here out in Japan in 1916 it brought on a scandal. Zen used to be a secretive perform, its knowledge relayed from grasp to beginner in strictest privateness. instruction manual existed recording not just the riddling koans which are crucial to Zen instructing but in addition detailing the solutions to them looked as if it would mark Zen as rote, now not revelatory. For all that, The Sound of 1 Hand Clapping opens the door to  Read more...

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The Key: A True Encounter by Whitley Strieber

By Whitley Strieber

From the bestselling writer of Communion comes the mysterious actual tale of the way an unknown customer barged into Streiber's lodge room overdue one night--and imparted striking classes in own improvement and man's destiny that problem us to reconsider each assumption in regards to the which means of existence.

At two-thirty within the morning of June 6, 1998, Whitley Streiber was once woke up by way of anyone knocking on his inn room door. a guy got here in, and every little thing he stated was once life-altering.

this is often the unsettling and eventually enlightening narrative of what occurred that evening. Strieber was once by no means particularly yes who this unusual and realizing customer was--a "Master of Wisdom"? A determine from a distinct realm of attention? A preternaturally clever being? He referred to as him the grasp of the major. the only factor of which Strieber used to be convinced is that either the fellow and the come upon have been real.

the most difficulty of the grasp of the hot button is to save lots of every one folks from self-imprisonment. "Mankind is trapped," the stranger tells Strieber. "I are looking to assist you spring the trap." In a sweeping trade among Strieber and the stranger--which takes the shape of a classical scholar- instructor discussion in pursuit of internal understanding--the unknown guy provides a lesson in human capability, esoteric psychology, and man's destiny. He illuminates why guy has been stuck in a cycle of repeat violence and self-destruction--and the narrow, yet very genuine, probability for release.

In its breadth and intimacy, The Key is on par with modern metaphysical traditions, comparable to A path in Miracles, or maybe with the dialogues of recent knowledge academics, resembling D.T. Suzuki and Carl Jung.

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Roots of Haiti's Vodou-Christian Faith: African and Catholic by R. Murray Thomas

By R. Murray Thomas

What are the ancient purposes for the recognition of 2 contradictory worldviews in Haiti, Vodou and Catholicism? What components of Vodou and Catholicism are alike, and the way are they greatly varied? what's the connection among indigenous African religions and Vodou? And why has faith in Haiti evidenced an accelerating cost of swap in contemporary a long time? "Roots of Haiti's Vodou-Christian religion: African and Catholic OriginS" solutions those questions and extra in its exam of the hugely precise and often-misunderstood non secular practices in Haiti.

Reaching again part a millennium to the ecu conquest of the island of Haiti, writer R. Murray Thomas inspects the origins and nature of those competing and complementary spiritual traditions: the conventional African faiths introduced through the slaves who have been imported to Haiti to exertions within the fields and mines, and the Catholicism promoted--often violently--by Spanish and French colonial gurus. Following a ancient historical past, the following chapters concentrate on the association of Haitian faith, spirits, production trust, factors and ceremonies, maxims and stories, symbols and sacred items, sacred websites, non secular societies, and the way forward for the Vodou-Christian faith.(less)

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The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an by Alex Lickerman

By Alex Lickerman

Legions of self-help authors rightly urge own improvement because the key to happiness, yet they often fail to target its most vital goal: hardiness. although that which doesn't kill us could make us superior, as Nietzsche tells us, few authors at the present time supply any perception into simply how to springboard from adversity to strength. 

It doesn't simply ensue instantly, and it takes perform. New clinical research suggests that resilience isn't anything with which just a lucky few folks were born, yet quite anything we will be able to all take particular motion to advance. to construct power out of adversity, we'd like a catalyst. What we want, in accordance to Dr. Alex Lickerman, is wisdom—wisdom that adversity has the aptitude to educate us.

Lickerman's underlying premise is that our skill to manage what occurs to us in existence could be restricted, yet we've the power to set up a life-state to surmount the anguish lifestyles brings us. The Undefeated brain distills the knowledge we have to create actual resilience into 9 middle ideas, together with:

--A  new definition of victory and its relevance to happiness

--The notion of the altering of poison into drugs

--A option to view prayer as a vow we make to ourselves. 

--A approach to atmosphere expectancies that reinforces our skill to suffer unhappiness and minimizes the chance of quitting

--An method of taking own accountability and ethical motion that reinforces resilience

--A process to coping with pain—both actual and emotional—that allows us to push via stumbling blocks that will another way hinder us from achieving out objectives

--A approach to leveraging our relations with others that is helping us take place our most powerful selves 

Through tales of sufferers who've used those ideas to beat ache brought on by unemployment, undesirable weight achieve, habit, rejection, power ache, retirement, affliction, loss, or even dying, Dr. Lickerman exhibits how we can also make those ideas functionality inside our personal lives, permitting us to strengthen for ourselves the resilience we have to in achieving indestructible happiness. At its middle, The Undefeated Mind urges us to forestall hoping for simple lives and concentration as an alternative on cultivating the internal power we have to benefit from the tricky lives all of us have.

 

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Dreaming the Divine: Techniques for Sacred Sleep by Scott Cunningham

By Scott Cunningham

Title note: formerly released as Sacred Sleep: goals & the Divine
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1999
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Dreaming the Divine via Scott Cunningham is among the most unusual books ever released on desires. so much gurus agree that desires are vitally important for these on a non secular direction. This ebook indicates you ways to push past the limits of normal dreaming, and introduces you to the idea that of creating sleep a religious act.

This strategy is named "dream incubation" or "sacred sleep." The process was once practiced in dream temples round the historical international, together with these in Egypt, Babylon, Greece, and Rome. Dream incubation is the method of making sacred desires for a particular objective: therapeutic, suggestion, glimpses of the long run, safeguard, notion of youngsters, conflict plans, and a number of different purposes.

Now you could study this method in Dreaming the Divine.

Tucked inside of this e-book, you'll locate sensible and easy strategies for receiving sacred messages on your desires, together with:
- tips to organize for sacred sleep
- Dream rituals and spells to accomplish your sacred sleep pursuits
- The meanings of dream symbols obvious in the course of sacred sleep
- Dream messengers and deities from a number of cultures
- normal sleep-inducing ideas together with prayer, exact baths, distinct meals to devour and others to prevent, herb teas, scented pillows, aromatherapy, and a number of other others
- the best way to keep in mind and checklist your sacred sleep goals.
Seeking communion with the divine via desires is likely one of the oldest sorts of own spirituality. Sacred sleep is a method to take away spirituality from the palms of the "experts" and position it the place it belongs: within the hearts, minds, and desires of daily humans.

Get "Dreaming the Divine "and make your dreamtime designated.

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Experience : thinking, writing, language, and religion by Norman Fischer

By Norman Fischer

By what slender course is the ineffable silence of Zen cleft by means of the scratch of a pen? The distilled insights of 40 years, Norman Fischer’s Experience: considering, Writing, Language, and Religion is a set of essays via Zen grasp Fischer approximately experimental writing as a religious practice.
 
Raised in a Conservative Jewish kinfolk, Fischer embraced the dual practices of Zen Buddhism and cutting edge poetics in San Francisco within the early Seventies. His paintings contains unique poetry, descriptions of Buddhist perform, translations of the Hebrew psalms, and eclectic writings on a number issues from Homer to Heidegger to Kabbalah. either Buddhist priest and player in avant-garde poetry’s Language circulate, Fischer has limned the fertile affinities and inventive contradictions among Zen and writing, gathering 4 a long time of wealthy insights he stocks in Experience.
 
Fischer’s paintings has been deeply enriched via his collaborations with best rabbis, poets, artists, esteemed Zen Buddhist practitioners, Trappist priests, and well known Buddhist leaders, between them the Dalai Lama. on my own and with others, he has carried on a deep and sustained research into the intersection of writing and cognizance as knowledgeable by means of meditation.
 
The essays during this artfully curated assortment diversity throughout divers, attention-grabbing issues akin to time, the center Sutra, God within the Hebrew psalms, the perfect “uselessness” of artwork making, “late paintings” as a class of poetic appreciation, and the sophisticated and doubtful suggestion of “religious experience.” From the theoretical to the revealingly own, Fischer’s essays, interviews, and notes aspect towards a dramatic enlargement of the feel of non secular feeling in writing.
 
Readers who subscribe to Fischer in this course in Experience can become aware of how language isn't really an outline of expertise, yet relatively an event itself: moving, indefinite, and essential.

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The Krishnamurti Reader by Jiddu Krishnamurti

By Jiddu Krishnamurti

J. Krishnamurti was once well known for the penetrating perception and immediacy of his religious teachings. Radical in his day for looking fact past the limits of faith, ideology, or culture, he declared that "Truth is a pathless land, and also you can't strategy it via any course whatsoever." He traveled and lectured through the global, calling for a brand new lifestyle and spirituality.

In this compilation of Krishnamurti's so much crucial teachings, he explores what he calls "the paintings of living." the subjects addressed comprise such perennial human matters as: residing existence with out clash and confusion, the best way to act with ability and readability, the importance of meditation, loss of life and loss of life, real freedom, and bringing the sacred into daily life. those undying teachings advisor us to stay our lives easily, intelligently, and with nice love—free from the bonds of sorrow and worry.

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Juste retour d'abîme by Jean-Philippe Salabreuil

By Jean-Philippe Salabreuil

Juste Retour d'Abîme n'est pas un titre ultérieur non plus que prémédité bien que proprement "apparu" d'une façon préalable. Il me fut donné sans que je sache encore de quel abîme on voulait parler (on dit tout aussi bien "retour de flamme") ni à plus strong point raison si j'en pourrais être un jour de retour. O futur préserve-nous de ta révélation ! Le goût du suicide était aussi l'un de mes penchants. Quant à cette justice je me garderai bien de m'expliquer sur elle. Et le tout signifiera ce qu'il voudra bien dire à l'invisible et decent lecteur. Ainsi le poème toujours venu d'ailleurs et déchiffré par le poète à qui depuis les temps il demeurait promis."

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