The Cosmic Game: Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness (S U N Y Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology)

By Stanislav Grof

During this, his culminating paintings, the best foreign determine in awareness examine masterfully synthesizes his tremendous findings, drawing not just upon psychedelic treatment and Holotropic Breathwork, but additionally from literature, cross-cultural reports, historic mystical assets and mental information, leading to a profound consolidation and articulation of what's referred to now approximately nonordinary states of attention.

The Cosmic online game discusses the broadest philosophical, metaphysical and non secular insights gleaned in Grof's examine bearing on human nature and truth, addressing the main primary questions humans have requested concerning the nature of lifestyles for the reason that time immemorial.

Insights from learn into nonordinary states of attention painting lifestyles as an magnificent play of the cosmic inventive precept that transcends time, house, linear causality, and polarities of each type and recommend an identification of the person psyche in its furthest reaches with the common inventive precept and the totality of life. This id of the individual with the Divine is the final word mystery that lies on the center of all nice non secular traditions.

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Whispers from Eternity

By Paramhansa Yogananda

One of many nice prayer scriptures of all time is now on hand in paperback. Yogananda advised his disciples to learn Whispers from Eternity each day-that via those prayers, he might advisor them after his passing. With imagery that's vividly attractive and powerfully alive, Yogananda's prayers draw God into each element of lifestyle, because the nearest and dearest cherished.

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The Diamond Approach: An Introduction to the Teachings of A. H. Almaas

By John Davis

The Diamond strategy has been constructed and taught over the past twenty-five years by means of Hameed Ali (known mainly through his pen identify, A. H. Almaas), who's well known as a pace-setter within the integration of spirituality and psychology. this is often the 1st booklet to introduce the whole spectrum of his teachings to a common viewers.

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Christian Spirituality: An Introduction

By Alister E. McGrath

This article fills the necessity for a transparent, informative, worthy and well-written advent to Christian spirituality.

  • Includes an in depth consultant to assets in spirituality to be had at the Internet
  • Written through a number one theological educationalist in a transparent and available manner
  • Encourages energetic engagement with basic resources via labored case studies

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sacred Teachings)

“A fabulous translation, choked with modern perception but luminous with everlasting truth.”—Jacob Needleman

The Yoga Sutras have been solid of their current shape in India round the 3rd century b.c. Yoga is from the Sanskrit root that means “union,” and a sutra is a thread or aphoristic verse. the elemental questions “Who am I?” “Where am I going?” “What is the aim of life?” are requested by means of every one new iteration, and Patanjali’s solutions shape one of many oldest and such a lot bright non secular texts on this planet. He explains what yoga is, the way it works, and precisely easy methods to purify the brain and enable it settle into absolute stillness. This stillness is our personal Self. it's the imperative flooring for Enlightenment, that's the final word objective of all our aspirations.

Alistair Shearer’s lucid advent and outstanding translation, absolutely retaining Patanjali’s jewel-like sort, convey those old yet important teachings to those that search the trail of self-knowledge today.

Bell Tower’s sequence, Sacred Teachings, deals crucial religious classics from all traditions. might each one publication turn into a depended on better half at the method of fact, encouraging readers to check the knowledge of the a long time and positioned it into perform every day.

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An Atheist Defends Religion: Why Humanity Is Better Off with Religion Than Without It

By Bruce Sheiman

A new perspective.

Defending faith as a cultural establishment within the face of resurgent atheistic proposal. for hundreds of years, the theism-atheism debate has been ruled by means of positions: stringent believers dedicated to the "yes, there's a God" argument, and atheists vehemently pushed to repudiate not just God, but in addition faith as a cultural establishment. so far, this is often the 1st and purely mainstream booklet during which a nonbeliever criticizes atheism and affirms faith. An Atheist Defends faith persuasively argues that faith is overwhelmingly useful for humanity, whether God exists, according to a brand new paradigm of 10 affirmative dimensions that make up spiritual event. It additionally places to relaxation the speculation that faith is in the back of lots of the world's sectarian violence via displaying that faith turns into evil whilst it truly is politicized. Readers will study they don't have to be fundamentalists to be believers, and concerning the price and advantages of faith itself.

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Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

By Linda Holiday

Journey to the guts of Aikido presents the lessons of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of many few final direct scholars of Morihei Ueshiba, the mythical founding father of Aikido. After a life of perform and educating in Japan, the U.S., and Europe, Anno Sensei conveys via his teachings Aikido's crucial spirit of affection, concord, gratitude, and purification with basic authenticity and eloquence. writer and translator Linda Holiday--herself a senior teacher of Aikido--brings to lifestyles the intimacy of this conversation via translated discourses at the deep perform of Aikido and candid dialogues among Anno sensei and Western scholars.

Journey to the guts of Aikido includes Linda Holiday's brilliant account of her experience as a tender girl learning Aikido within the mystical area of Kumano, Japan, within the Seventies, and a poignant telling of Anno sensei's existence and his first-hand adventure of educating with Aikido's founder. a necessary source for the worldwide Aikido group, Journey to the center of Aikido also bargains religious teachings proper to all modern seekers, touching quite a lot of topics comparable to the that means of martial arts, the combination of physique and spirit, the reality of interconnectedness, and the perform of peace, delivering all readers perception into the profound religious questions on the middle of lifestyles.

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The Spiritual World of the Hobbit

By Sam O'Neal

Renowned writer is helping Readers notice the Christian size in Tolkien's The Hobbit

The large good fortune of the 1st of The Hobbit videos has additional to Tolkien's already huge, immense attractiveness. As lovers eagerly look ahead to half of the trilogy, they are going to be excited to determine all they could concerning the non secular topics within the story's mythological global. This publication explores sturdy as opposed to evil in Tolkien's writings, the non secular quest of Bilbo Baggins, the guiding hand of God's windfall, and masses extra. the writer makes a speciality of taking complicated issues in faith and literature and making them available to each reader. an excellent gift for Tolkien publication and picture enthusiasts.

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Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life

By James Martin

Between Heaven and Mirth will make any reader smile. . . . Father Martin reminds us that happiness is the nice God’s personal target for us.” —Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of latest York

From The Colbert Report’s “official chaplain” James Martin, SJ, writer of the New York instances bestselling The Jesuit advisor to (Almost) Everything, comes a progressive examine how pleasure, humor, and laughter can swap our lives and retailer our spirits. A Jesuit priest with a hectic media ministry, Martin is aware the intersections among spirituality and day-by-day life.  In Between Heaven and Mirth, he makes use of scriptural passages, the lives of the saints, the religious teachings of different traditions, and his personal own reflections to teach us why pleasure is the inevitable results of religion, simply because a fit spirituality and a fit humorousness pass hand-in-hand with God's nice plan for humankind.

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Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds

By Joel L. Kraemer

This authoritative biography of Moses Maimonides, the most influential minds in all of human heritage, illuminates his lifestyles as a thinker, medical professional, and lawgiver. A biography on a grand scale, it brilliantly explicates one man’s lifestyles opposed to the history of the social, spiritual, and political problems with his time.

Maimonides used to be born in Córdoba, in Muslim-ruled Spain, in 1138 and died in Cairo in 1204. He lived in an Arab-Islamic surroundings from his early years in Spain and North Africa to his later years in Egypt, the place he was once immersed in its tradition and society. His existence, profession, and writings are the top expression of the intertwined worlds of Judaism and Islam.

Maimonides lived in tumultuous occasions, on the top of the Reconquista in Spain and the Crusades in Palestine. His huge compendium of Jewish legislations, the Mishneh Torah, grew to become a foundation of all next Jewish criminal codes and taken him acceptance as one of many most advantageous lawgivers of humankind. In Egypt, his education as a doctor earned him a spot within the entourage of the good Sultan Saladin, and he wrote scientific works in Arabic that have been translated into Hebrew and Latin and studied for hundreds of years in Europe. As a thinker and scientist, he contributed to arithmetic and astronomy, common sense and ethics, politics and theology. His Guide of the Perplexed, a masterful interweaving of non secular culture and clinical and philosophic concept, prompted generations of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish thinkers.

Now, in a blinding paintings of scholarship, Joel Kraemer tells the whole tale of Maimonides’ wealthy existence. MAIMONIDES is without delay a portrait of a good ancient determine and an expedition into the Mediterranean international of the 12th century. Joel Kraemer attracts on a wealth of unique assets to re-create a outstanding interval in background whilst Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions clashed and mingled in a environment alive with extreme highbrow alternate and spiritual clash.

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