Category: Spirituality

Spiritual Initiation and the Breakthrough of Consciousness: by Joseph Chilton Pearce

By Joseph Chilton Pearce

Title & put up 12 months note:
Originally released in 1981 via Elsevier-Dutton Publishing below the identify The Bond of energy: Meditation and Wholeness
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Explains the phenomenon of shaktipat, the non secular transmission of strength from a instructor to a devotee
>Shows how expertise has eroded own energy and the way perception and know-how can play the next position in our lives
>Reveals how perception is the motor vehicle for profound self-transformation

In Spiritual Initiation and the leap forward of Consciousness Joseph Chilton Pearce describes his adventure of shaktipat, got from his religious instructor, Swami Muktananda. Pearce skilled a dramatic shift of brain and discovered that belief is fact and that perception is our merely motor vehicle for profound self-transformation. The problem confronted by means of smooth humanity, which Muktananda gave to his scholars, is to passionately assemble the scattered fragments of our lives and channel them into the inventive realm, the place with perception or revelation we can develop into greater than ourselves.

Shakti is the artistic strength, the bonding strength, that holds the universe jointly. Shaktipat is the instant while enlightenment is immediately conferred upon a scholar by means of a master's contact. The guru conferring shaktipat creates a bond of strength in those that have permitted her or him as their instructor. In Spiritual Initiation and the step forward of Consciousness Joseph Chilton Pearce describes his event of shaktipat from his instructor Swami Muktananda. From this awakening Pearce undergoes a dramatic shift of brain and is derived to the belief that notion is fact and that perception is our in simple terms automobile for profound self-transformation. Oneness with God is the birthright of each person, notwithstanding we're culturally vaccinated to withstand experiencing this larger cognizance. Our look for target fact has led us to not wholeness, yet as a substitute to the assumption that we've got no bond to one another, to God, or to an inanimate, actual international. The problem confronted by way of smooth humanity, that is the problem Muktananda gave to his scholars, is to passionately assemble up the scattered fragments of our lives and channel them into the inventive realm, the place, with perception or revelation, we will turn into greater than ourselves.

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The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry by Stephen Mitchell

By Stephen Mitchell

An anthology of poetry selected from the world's nice non secular and literary traditions--the ideal spouse to the bestselling Tao Te Ching.
• The Upanishads • The publication of Psalms • Lao-tzu • The Bhagavad Gita • Chuang-tzu • The Odes of Solomon • Seng-ts'an • Han-shan • Li Po • Tu Fu • Layman P'ang • Kukai • Tung-shan • Symeon the recent Theologian • Izumi Shikibu • Su Tung-p'o • Hildegard of Bingen • Francis of Assisi • Wu-men • Dõgen • Rumi • Mechthild of Magdeburg • Dante • Kabir Mirabai • William Shakespeare • George Herbert • Bunan • Gensei • Angelus Silesius • Thomas Traherne • Basho • William Blake • Ryõkan • Issa • Ghalib • Bibi Hayati • Wait Whitman • Emily Dickinson • Gerard Manley Hopkins • Uvavnuk • nameless Navaho • W. B. Yeats • Antonio Machado • Rainer Maria Rilke • Wallace Stevens • D.H. Lawrence • Robinson Jeffers •

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Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems by Robert Bly, Jane Hirshfield

By Robert Bly, Jane Hirshfield

Mirabai is a literary and non secular determine of mythical proportions. Born a princess within the area of Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is usually recognized) eschewed the wedding her royal kinfolk had prepared for her, celebrating in its place her correct to independence and severe devotion to Krishna in either her lifestyles and poetry. during this assortment, Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield, of America's top poets, have created energetic English types of Mirabai's poems, utilizing clean pictures and lively rhythms to cause them to available to fashionable readers.

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Buda: La historia que cambiará tu vida by Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra ofrece a sus lectores los angeles inspiradora novela que recrea l. a. vida de Buda, un joven heredero que lo abandona todo para seguir el camino de l. a. iluminación.

The ny Times Bestseller.

Buda es una figura sin igual en el mundo. En este libro, Deepak Chopra nos narra l. a. vida de este personaje absolutamente fuera de lo común que, siendo heredero de un gran reino y acostumbrado a vivir entre lujos y caprichos, make a decision abandonar su hogar cuando es todavía muy joven para explorar el mundo. Después de consagrarse al rezo y a l. a. meditación, y de ayudar a los pobres y enfermos, descubre un día que su cuerpo y su mente se han liberado de las pasiones terrenales para convertirse en Buda, el iluminado. Ha alcanzado el nirvana, un estado stronger de los angeles mente que le permite estar en paz consigo mismo y con el mundo external. A partir de este momento Buda dedicará su vida a difundirsu doctrina y enseñar el budismo, religión que no deja de sumar adeptos en todo el mundo.

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"Chopra retrata con sencillez el conflicto interno typical que sufre todo aquel que va en busca de los angeles sabiduría espiritual y los angeles transformación" -Publishers Weekly-

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Sun-Face Buddha: The Teachings of Ma-Tsu and the Hung-Chou by Cheng Chien Bhikshu

By Cheng Chien Bhikshu

A translation of the first fabrics at the lifestyles and teachings of Ma-Tsu (709-788), the successor to the good 6th patriarch and the best Ch'an grasp in background, Hui-Neng (638-713). The e-book will be precious to all who desire to research the improvement of the Zen notion and philosophy over the process heritage.

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Action: A Selection of Passages from the Teachings of J. by Jiddu Krishnamurti

By Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1990
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The passages during this research ebook were taken at once from Krishnamurti's talks and books from 1933 via 1967.

The compilers begun by means of interpreting the entire passages from this era which contained the note action—the subject of this e-book. this might now not were attainable with out using an entire textual content desktop database, produced by means of the Krishnamurti beginning belief of britain. Over 750 passages have been studied in all, and the facets of "action" most often addressed via Krishnamurti have been famous. those facets then shaped the description for the contents of this publication.

The fabric chosen has no longer been altered from how it used to be initially published apart from constrained correction of spelling, punctuation, and lacking phrases. phrases or words that seem in brackets will not be Krishnamurti's, yet were additional by way of the compilers for the sake of readability. Ellipses introducing a passage, or finishing it, point out that the passage starts off or results in mid-sentence. Ellipses during a passage point out phrases or sentences passed over. a sequence of asterisks among paragraphs exhibits that there are paragraphs from that speak that have been passed over. Captions, trigger from the physique of the textual content, were used with many passages. such a lot captions are statements taken at once from the textual content, with a few being a mixture of words from the passage. Krishnamurti spoke from one of these huge standpoint that his complete imaginative and prescient used to be implied in any prolonged passage. If one needs to determine how an announcement flows out of his complete discourse, you will find the complete context from the references on the foot of every passage. those refer essentially to talks that have been released within the gathered Works of J. Krishnamurti.

This seventeen-volume set covers the whole interval from which this examine publication has been drawn. an entire bibliography is incorporated on the finish of this e-book. scholars and students can also be attracted to extra passages on motion no longer utilized in the e-book, avail2 capable for research upon written request, within the data of the Krishnamurti starting place of the US. This research publication goals to provide the reader as complete a view as attainable, in one hundred forty pages, of the query of motion as explored by way of Krishnamurti throughout the interval lined. many of the fabric provided has no longer been formerly released, other than within the Verbatim studies which have been produced privately, in restricted numbers, essentially in the event you attended Krishnamurti's talks.

A ultimate word: The time period heuristic, utilized in the heading of part VI, is outlined through the Chambers 20th Century Dictionary as "serving or resulting in locate out" or "the procedure in schooling wherein the scholar is determined to determine issues for himself" and never "depending on assumptions in line with prior experience."

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Mutants & Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and by Jeffrey J. Kripal

By Jeffrey J. Kripal

ISBN-13: 9780226453835 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0226453839 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780226453835 (cloth : alkaline paper)
ISBN-10: 0226453839 (cloth : alkaline paper)

In many ways, twentieth-century the USA was once the land of superheroes and technology fiction. From Superman and Batman to the glorious 4 and the X-Men, those pop-culture juggernauts, with their "powers and skills some distance past these of mortal men," delighted readers and audiences—and concurrently embodied a bunch of our goals and fears approximately sleek lifestyles and the onrushing future.

But that's simply scratching the skin, says Jeffrey Kripal. In Mutants and Mystics, Kripal deals a brilliantly insightful account of ways comedian e-book heroes have helped their creators and enthusiasts alike discover and show a wealth of paranormal reviews neglected by means of mainstream technology. Delving deeply into the paintings of significant figures within the field—from Jack Kirby's cosmic superhero sagas and Philip ok. Dick's futuristic head-trips to Alan Moore's intercourse magic and Whitley Strieber's communion with visitors—Kripal exhibits how creators became to technology fiction to exhibit the truth of the inexplicable and the mystical they skilled of their lives. elevated awareness chanced on its language within the metaphors of sci-fi—incredible powers, exceptional mutations, time-loops and large intergalactic intelligences—and the deeper impacts of mythology and faith that those in flip drew from; the wildly inventive paintings that stuck the imaginations of thousands. relocating deftly from chilly struggle technology and Fredric Wertham's anticomics campaign to gnostic revelation and alien abduction, Kripal spins out a hidden heritage of yank tradition, wealthy with legendary topics and shot via with an expertise that there are different realities some distance past our daily understanding.

A bravura functionality, superbly illustrated in complete colour all through and brimming over with really good own tales, Mutants and Mystics is that rarest of items: a booklet that's absolute to broaden—and even perhaps blow—your mind.

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The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall

By Manly P. Hall

A vintage due to the fact 1928, this masterly encyclopedia of historic mythology, ritual, symbolism, and the arcane mysteries of the a while is accessible for the 1st time in a compact "reader's edition."

Like no different booklet of the 20th century, Manly P. Hall's mythical The mystery Teachings of All Ages is a codex to the traditional occult and esoteric traditions of the area. scholars of hidden knowledge, old symbols, and arcane practices treasure Hall's magnum opus primarily different works.

whereas many hundreds of thousands of copies have bought due to the fact that its preliminary ebook in 1928, The mystery Teachings of All Ages has formerly been on hand basically in outsized, pricey variations. For the 1st time, Hall's celebrated vintage is now released in an inexpensive exchange paperback quantity. actually countless numbers of entries shine a unprecedented gentle on probably the most interesting and heavily held points of fantasy, faith, and philosophy from in the course of the centuries.

multiple hundred line drawings and a sixteen-page colour insert reproduce many of the best illustrations of the unique booklet, whereas reset and reformatted textual content makes this version of The mystery Teachings of All Ages newly obtainable to readers all over the place.

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Petite table, sois mise ! by Anne Serre

By Anne Serre

Dans une série de scènes érotiques où los angeles joie le dispute à l’énormité des occasions et des propos tenus, Anne Serre se livre à un jeu de débordements qui, loin de déconcerter le lecteur, lui offrent un véritable enchantement.Dans une scène originelle, « l. a. desk au disque luisant » fonctionne comme objet érotique mais aussi comme objet de divination, objet fascinant chargé de messages que l. a. narratrice sera plus tard amenée à décrypter lorsqu’elle air of mystery quitté l’enfance. Elle rencontre aussi sur son chemin nombre de personnages qui seront pour elle autant de signes qui participeront secrètement à los angeles building de soi.Au terme d’une errance à los angeles fois dramatique et confiante, elle pourra enfin énoncer l. a. formule magique du contede Grimm : Petite desk, sois mise !Jane Austen disait que « les narrateurs doivent raconter un mystère ». C’est bien un parcours énigmatique que hint ce récit qui a le charme et los angeles raisonance profonde d’un conte.Anne Serre est l’auteur d’une dizaine de livres, son dernier roman, Les Débutants, a paru en 2011.

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The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His by Mahatma Gandhi, Louis Fischer

By Mahatma Gandhi, Louis Fischer

An Anthology of His Writings on His lifestyles, paintings & Ideas
Mohandas ok. Gandhi
, referred to as Mahatma (“great soul”), was once the daddy of recent India, yet his effect has unfold well past the subcontinent, and is as very important at the present time because it was once within the first a part of the 20 th century, and through this nation’s personal civil rights circulation. Taken from Gandhi’s writings all through his existence. The crucial Gandhi introduces us to his innovations on politics, spirituality, poverty, anguish, love, non-violence, civil disobedience, and his personal existence. The items accumulated the following, with explanatory head-notes via Gandhi biographer Louis Fischer, supply the clearest, such a lot thorough portrait of 1 of the best religious leaders the area has known.
“Gandhi was once inevitable. If humanity is to growth, Gandhi is inescapable... We may possibly forget about him at our personal risk.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With a brand new Preface drawn from the writings of Eknath Easwaran

In the annals of spirituality definite books stand out either for his or her old significance and for his or her endured relevance. The classic religious Classics sequence deals the best of those works in authoritative new variants, with particularly commissioned essays by means of famous modern commentators. jam-packed with eloquence and clean perception, encouragement and solace, classic religious Classics are incomparable assets for all readers, who search a extra considerable figuring out of mankind's relation to the divine.

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