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The Book of Lies

By Aleister Crowley

An admirable choice of Crowley's aphorisms-- Witty, refined, and instructive paradoxes that problem and exhilarate.

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The Journey to the Inner Soul

By Declan Flynn

"Journey to the interior Soul" takes you on a trip of a non secular pathway that the writer Declan Flynn has being traveling. This publication describes the ups and downs of a non secular course, and the glorious results and insights that may be completed if you dive into the deep finish and include the eternal international of the spirit realm that surrounds us for all time. 'So think in your self you recognize what to do, For you've gotten a robust present inside you. Smile, be at liberty and swish too, the realm is a happier position as a result of you.'

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Transcending the Speed of Light: Consciousness, Quantum Physics, and the Fifth Dimension

A learn of the recent medical knowing of realization and the brain as a 5th measurement of truth

• Introduces the lifestyles of a 5th dimension--one of mind--an internal- or hyperspace the place time is transcended

• exhibits how the barrier of the rate of sunshine is basically a gateway demarking the 5th measurement

Since the advent of Descartes’ dualism within the 17th century, the brain and the actual international were seen as disconnected entities. but characteristics of brain similar to expertise, useful motion, association, layout, or even decision-making are current in the constitution of topic and in the dimensions of area and time.

The space-time continuum of scientists often ignores the area of the brain, notwithstanding phenomena akin to imaginary numbers, utilized by Einstein to mix area with time, are suggestions that basically exist within the brain. Marc Seifer contends that the inadequacy of 4-dimensional versions to account for our event of psychological phenomena issues to the realization of the brain as the next organizing precept, a 5th size the place suggestions are as genuine and quantifiable as our customary actual international. He indicates that simply because proposal allows us to maneuver back and forth via time--reflecting at the earlier and planning for the future--this 5th measurement of brain breaks the legislation of relativity, thereby transcending the rate of sunshine. His wide research of this 5th size levels from relativity and ether concept to precognition, telepathy, and synchronicity, all from the point of view of the awake universe.

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Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation

By Harish Johari

• Revised and multiplied variation of the vintage paintings on chakras via the popular Indian pupil and tantra practitioner.

• comprises full-color illustrations of the chakras for use with the meditation workouts within the booklet and gives the instruments essential to turn on those facilities of transformative power.

In the traditional technology of tantra, the human physique is seen because the so much ideal device for the expression of recognition, a perfection discovered throughout the improvement of psychic facilities referred to as chakras. situated in the cerebrospinal procedure, the chakras are the degree upon which the interplay among larger attention and wish is performed out. for that reason, it truly is via figuring out and using the energies of the chakras that we finally succeed in an enlightened nation of being.

In Chakras, Indian pupil and tantra practitioner Harish Johari introduces the classical ideas of the chakras in addition to their useful program for this day. during this increased variation, whole with new artwork and textual content, he unfolds the mysteries of those refined facilities of transformation with visualization suggestions necessary to a completely learned tantric perform. in contrast to different books in its box, Chakras offers the instruments to turn on those facilities of transformative power and increase one's highbrow wisdom to an adventure of non secular progress.

Meditating at the attractive, full-color illustrations of every chakra vitalizes the cerebrospinal facilities and harmonizes the full process either bodily and psychically. causes of every chakra problematic at the chakra's connection to parts, shades, sounds, feel and paintings organs, wishes, planets and deities, in addition to on behavioral features and specific results of meditation. For students and religious aspirants of each point, Chakras is a useful, sensible resource of knowledge and methods.

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

By Lawrence Wright

The foundation For the recent HBO Documentary. a countrywide e-book Award and nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award Finalist.

Scientology provides itself as a systematic method of religious enlightenment, yet its practices have lengthy been shrouded in secret. Now Lawrence Wright—armed along with his investigative abilities, years of archival study, and greater than 2 hundred own interviews with present and previous Scientologists—uncovers the internal workings of the church. We meet founder L. Ron Hubbard, the hugely inventive yet mentally stricken science-fiction author, and his tricky, pushed successor, David Miscavige. We move within their really expert cosmology and language. We find out about the church’s criminal assaults at the IRS, its vindictive therapy of critics, and its exceptional wealth. We see the church court docket celebrities corresponding to Tom Cruise whereas consigning its clergy to challenging exertions lower than billion-year contracts. via all of it, Wright asks what essentially contains a faith, and if Scientology in truth advantages this Constitutionally-protected label. Brilliantly researched, compellingly written, Going Clear pulls again the curtain on essentially the most secretive enterprises at paintings today.

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Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos: The Rise of the Integral Vision of Reality

By Ervin Laszlo

Offers a innovative new idea that bridges the divide among technological know-how and spirituality

• Discloses the ramifications of non-localized recognition and the way the actual global and non secular event are elements of an analogous reality

• comprises contributions from Jane Goodall, Ed Mitchell, Stanislav Grof, Ralph Abraham, and Christian de Quincy, between others

What scientists are actually discovering on the outermost frontiers of each box is overturning all of the easy premises about the nature of subject and fact. The universe isn't an international of separate issues and occasions yet is a cosmos that's hooked up, coherent, and bears a profound resemblance to the visions held within the earliest non secular traditions during which the actual international and non secular adventure have been either points of an identical truth and guy and the universe have been one. The findings that justify this new imaginative and prescient of the underlying common sense of the universe come from just about all of the empirical sciences: physics, cosmology, the existence sciences, and awareness examine. They clarify how interactions bring about interconnections that produce immediate and multifaceted coherence--what occurs to 1 half additionally occurs to the opposite components, and consequently to the process as an entire. The experience of sacred oneness skilled by way of our ancestors that was once displaced by means of the unyielding fabric presumptions of contemporary technological know-how may be restored, and humanity can once more suppose at domestic within the universe.

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Sandcastle Kings: Meeting Jesus in a Spiritually Bankrupt World

By Rich Wilkerson Jr

The global turns out to have discovered the formulation for production fabric good fortune, but if it involves discovering real, lasting happiness, we're as misplaced as ever. We yearn for extra, or much less, or whatever that’s simply varied from what now we have correct now.Deep down, we all know there has to be delight for our longing. We simply don’t recognize the place to discover it.

In Sandcastle Kings, wealthy Wilkerson, Jr. (star of the hot Oxygen sequence wealthy in religion) makes use of 4 robust tales from the 7th bankruptcy of Luke to give an explanation for why non secular achievement can't be present in ourselves, in people, in fabric issues, or perhaps in faith. by means of learning the tales of the centurion’s religion, the resurrection of the widow’s son, Jesus’ message approximately John the Baptist, and the anointing by way of the lady with the alabaster jar, it is possible for you to to stand your doubts and insecurities and conquer your anxiousness, discontentment, and melancholy. Wilkerson desires you to appreciate that the one solution on your religious financial disaster is Jesus and that until eventually you switch to him you'll by no means adventure the lasting peace and pleasure you so desperately crave.

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The Messianic Idea in Judaism: And Other Essays on Jewish Spirituality

Gershom Scholem used to be the grasp builder of ancient reviews of the Kabbalah. whilst he started to paintings in this overlooked box, the few who studied those texts have been both amateurs who have been searching for occult knowledge, or old-style Kabbalists who have been looking counsel on their religious trips. His paintings broke with the outlook of the students of the former century in Judaica—die Wissenschaft des Judentums, the technology of Judaism—whose orientation he rejected, calling their “disregard for the main important features of the Jewish humans as a collective entity: a kind of “censorship of the Jewish past.” the foremost founders of contemporary Jewish ancient stories within the 19th century, Leopold Zunz and Abraham Geiger, had overlooked the Kabbalah; it didn't healthy into their account of the Jewish faith as rational and important of admire through “enlightened” minds. the one exception used to be the historian Heinrich Graetz. He had paid monstrous consciousness to its texts and to their so much explosive exponent, the fake Messiah Sabbatai Zevi, yet Graetz had depicted the Kabbalah and all that flowed from it as an unworthy rebellion from the underground of Jewish existence opposed to its moderate, law-abiding, and discovered mainstream. Scholem performed a continuous polemic with Zunz, Geiger, and Graetz by means of bringing into view a Jewish previous extra diverse, extra important, and extra fascinating than any idealized portrait may possibly reveal.
from the Foreword via Arthur Hertzberg, 1995

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Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

By Kathleen Norris

A attractive meditation on lifestyles within the nice Plains from award-winning writer and poet Kathleen Norris.

Kathleen Norris invitations readers to adventure wealthy moments of prayer and presence in Dakota, a undying tribute to a spot within the American panorama that's right now desolate and stylish, harsh and forgiving, steeped in historical past and fable. In considerate, discerning prose, she explores how we come to inhabit the realm we see, and the way that international additionally inhabits us. Her voice is a gradual coverage that we will be able to, and do, chart our religious geography anywhere we go.

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Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition

By John G. Neihardt

The recognized lifestyles tale of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

Widely hailed as a non secular vintage, this inspirational and unfailingly robust tale unearths the existence and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and the tragic background of his Sioux humans in the course of the epic remaining a long time of the outdated West. In 1930, the getting older Black Elk met a kindred spirit, the famed poet, author, and critic John G. Neihardt (1881–1973) at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The Lakota elder selected Neihardt to proportion his visions and lifestyles with the area. Neihardt understood and this day Black Elk is understood to all.

Black Elk’s outstanding nice imaginative and prescient got here to him in the course of a time of decimation and loss, while outsiders have been stealing the Lakotas’ land, slaughtering buffalo, and dangerous their age-old lifestyle. As Black Elk recalls all too good, the Lakotas, led by means of such mythical males as loopy Horse and Sitting Bull, fought unceasingly for his or her freedom, profitable a world-renowned victory on the Little Bighorn and soreness unspeakable losses at Wounded Knee.

Black Elk Speaks notwithstanding is greater than the epic heritage of a valiant local kingdom. it really is liked as a religious vintage as a result of John Neihardt’s sensitivity to Black Elk’s resounding imaginative and prescient of the wholeness of earth, her creatures, and all of humanity. Black Elk Speaks is a once-in-a-lifetime learn: the relocating tale of a tender Lakota boy prior to the reservation years, the unforgettable heritage of an American Indian country, and an everlasting non secular message for us all.

The most effective version gains the first-ever annotated version of Black Elk’s tale, performed by way of popular Lakota pupil Raymond J. DeMallie, the unique status endure illustrations and new observation on them, new maps of the realm of Black Elk Speaks, and a revised index.

Black Elk Speaks is a needs to learn ebook for a person drawn to the historical past of the Western Plains. It brings out either the romantic mythology of the West pictured at the present time and the darker truth of the past.” — Midwest e-book Review

Black Elk Speaks is a vintage … The prime variation is necessary. Raymond J. DeMallie enriches the unique textual content whereas respectfully and truly acknowledging and appreciating the unique and Neihardt’s creativity, including to the ongoing legacy of Black Elk.” — Canadian magazine of local Studies

"This is the 1st variation of Black Elk Speaks that comes with annotations by way of a pupil of Lakota heritage … [and] extends Neihardt’s paintings to a much broader viewers and honors Black Elk’s imaginative and prescient of the interconnection of people with all dwelling creatures and the earth in a manner that speaks to modern environmental concerns. — American Indian Quarterly

“…the compelling tale of a cross-cultural collaboration that maintains to interact students and lay readers alike.” — CHOICE

“If this name isn't but in your house or university library … have in mind the strangely low cost and the top of the range of what SUNY Press calls the prime variation of this nice work.” — Light of Consciousness

“If any nice spiritual vintage has emerged during this century or in this continent, it needs to definitely be judged within the corporation of Black Elk Speaks … [T]he booklet has turn into a North American bible of all tribes … it speaks to us with uncomplicated and compelling language approximately a side of human adventure and encourages us to stress the easiest that dwells inside of us…” — Vine Deloria Jr.

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