Rational Mysticism: Dispatches from the Border Between Science and Spirituality

By John Horgan

John Horgan, writer of the best-selling the tip of technological know-how, chronicles the main complex study into the mechanics—and meaning—of mystical reviews. How do trances, visions, prayer, satori, and different mystical reviews “work”? What induces and defines them? Is there a systematic cause of spiritual mysteries and transcendent meditation? John Horgan investigates a variety of fields — chemistry, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, theology, and extra — to slim the distance among cause and mystical phenomena. As either a seeker and an award-winning journalist, Horgan consulted quite a lot of specialists, together with theologian Huston Smith, religious inheritor to Joseph Campbell; Andrew Newberg, the scientist whose quest for the “God module” used to be the focal point of a Newsweek conceal tale; Ken Wilber, popular transpersonal psychologist; Alexander Shulgin, mythical psychedelic drug chemist; and Susan Blackmore, Oxford-educated psychologist, parapsychology debunker, and Zen practitioner. Horgan explores the notable similarities among “mystical applied sciences” like sensory deprivation, prayer, fasting, trance, dancing, meditation, and drug journeys. He participates in experiments that search the neurological underpinnings of mystical reports. And, eventually, he recounts his personal look for enlightenment — adventurous, poignant, and occasionally unusually comedian. Horgan’s conclusions resonate with the debatable climax of the top of technological know-how, simply because, as he argues, the main enlightened mystics and the main enlightened scientists prove within the comparable position — confronting the imponderable intensity of the universe.

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L'acceptation profonde : Dire oui à la vie... et se transformer

By Jeff Foster

Pour ne plus souffrir, il faut vivre en totale intimité avec los angeles vie elle-même et accepter tout ce qui apparaît au sein de nos expériences. l. a. liberté authentique ne se trouve pas en fuyant le présent mais en plongeant sans peur et sans réserve dans ses profondeurs cachées. Jeff Foster nous montre ici de manière basic et touchante, dans trois domaines concrets : l. a. souffrance, los angeles relation aux autres, les addictions, remark ne pas s'identifier à nos problèmes, à notre histoire personnelle, à notre ego. Il nous donne des conseils précis pour réconcilier les opposés, nous ramener dans le courant de l. a. vie et dénouer les crises. Jeff Foster démontre que l'éveil spirituel consiste à dire oui profondément, totalement, à los angeles vie.

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The Spiritual World of the Hobbit

By Sam O'Neal

Renowned writer is helping Readers observe the Christian measurement in Tolkien's The Hobbit

The large luck of the 1st of The Hobbit videos has further to Tolkien's already huge, immense attractiveness. As fanatics eagerly watch for half of the trilogy, they are going to be excited to determine all they could concerning the non secular issues within the story's mythological international. This booklet explores stable 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 themes in faith and literature and making them obtainable to each reader. a superb present for Tolkien ebook and film fanatics.

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Mind at Ease: Self-Liberation through Mahamudra Meditation

By Traleg Kyabgon

During this uniquely insightful evaluate and perform advisor, Traleg Kyabgon offers an intensive advent to the Kagyu lineage's Mahamudra culture. The author's technique is straightforward—he offers the Mahamudra teachings as a way of seeing issues in, as he says, "a optimistic and open mild. Even issues we would often regard as undesirable and bad might be interpreted in a extra uplifting manner as a result of the expansiveness of the Mahamudra vision." Mahamudra—which capacity "great seal" or "great symbol," relating the emblem or mark of final fact, or emptiness—points to the genuine nature of brain in addition to the last word insubstantiality of all issues.

The booklet comprises an exploration of Mahamudra basics and thorough motives of flooring, course, and Fruition Mahamudra, together with meditation concepts for investigating, experiencing, and considering those teachings.

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The Power of Imagination: The Neville Goddard Treasury

An anthology of the best writings of recent mystic, Neville Goddard, who has enthralled a brand new iteration of readers along with his uncomplicated yet radical precept that your mind's eye is God.

This broad-ranging anthology assembles the best works of Neville Goddard, who, writing less than the only real identify Neville, grew to become the most quietly seismic non secular philosophers of the fashionable age.

From the past due Nineteen Thirties until eventually his dying in 1972, Neville promulgated one simple, awesome proposal, which he restated with freshness and verve in additional than ten books and hundreds and hundreds of lectures: The human mind's eye is the Jesus Christ of Scripture, and the area round you is the out-picturing of your emotionalized thoughts.

Here is an unheard of trip into the information and techniques of a profoundly sensible non secular philosopher whose imaginative and prescient of lifestyles can problem your proposal of what it potential to be human.

This quantity includes a infrequent own portrait of Neville via journalist and thinker Israel Regardie.

Includes those vintage works:

  • Introduction: Neville: A Portrait via Israel Regardie (1947)
  • Your religion Is Your Fortune (1941)
  • Freedom for All: a pragmatic program of the Bible (1942)
  • Feeling is the key (1944)
  • Prayer: The paintings of Believing (1945)
  • The seek (1946)
  • Out of this international: considering Fourth-Dimensionally (1949)
  • The strength of Awareness (1952)
  • Awakened Imagination (1954)
  • Seedtime and Harvest: a magical View of the Scriptures (1956)
  • The legislation and the Promise (1961)

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The Edgar Cayce Handbook for Creating Your Future

This striking instruction manual provides Cayce's twenty-four non secular keys, which liberate the doorways of self-understanding. They function like formulation that train us concerning the mysteries of dwelling and are glaring to an individual who's prepared and ready to glance heavily at lifestyles. As you will find, those rules should be utilized to each state of affairs, and you may start to use them immediately on your way of life: every little thing occurs for a cause: you've a goal in lifestyles; Love potential Honoring the opposite Person's unfastened Will; each hindrance is a chance for a Breatkthrough, and plenty of more.
Filled with inspiring assistance, it is a actually obtainable advisor to the common rules that govern the grand video game of existence. it might help you develop into a extra artistic, effective, and cheerful person--a actual co-creator together with your better energy.

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Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible: Flawed Women Loved by a Flawless God

By Liz Curtis Higgs

Strong ladies Behaving Badly

A spiteful boss, a defiant worker, a manipulative mom, a determined housewife, an green with envy sister…honey, we know these ladies. We’ve lived with them, labored with them, or stuck a glimpse of them in our mirrors.

Now let’s look at their historic opposite numbers in Scripture: Sarah mistreated her maidservant, Hagar despised her mistress, Rebekah manipulated her son, Leah claimed her sister’s husband, and Rachel envied her fertile sister.

They have been faraway from evil, yet infrequently excellent. normally stable, but somewhat undesirable. In different phrases, those matriarchal mamas glance much like us.

“A a little bit undesirable lady is just this: a lady unwilling to totally undergo God. we like him, serve him, and worship him, but we discover it tricky to belief him thoroughly, to simply accept his plan for our lives, to relaxation in his sovereignty.” —from Slightly undesirable ladies of the Bible

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Spiritual Dimensions of Psychology, Revised Edition

In non secular Dimensions of Psychology Hazrat Inayat Khan explores the purification and coaching of the psyche, its use as a device in religious development, and the interior teachings of the mystics on meditation, contemplation, instinct, visionary goals, suggestion, revelation. The revised variation contains 3 new chapters in addition to extra fabric, all from unique resources.

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Adventures Beyond the Body: How to Experience Out-of-Body Travel

By William Buhlman

Explore new worlds . . .

If you ever puzzled what may possibly lie past the truth we event each day, if you have ever overjoyed to money owed of out-of-body trip and longer to head by myself for the trip, this attention-grabbing, functional advisor is for you. America's best specialist on out-of-body go back and forth tells the riveting tale of his travels to different nation-states and gives easy-to-use suggestions to steer you in your trip of a lifetime'and beyond.

Travel into parallel realities . . .

William Buhlman has proficient out-of-body tourists in his workshop for greater than a decade, educating humans find out how to venture their awareness outdoors the bounds in their actual our bodies and to discover dimensions and worlds past daily life. Now he vividly recounts how personal adventures within the parallel universe defined within the new-physics theories of Stephen Hawkins, Paul Davies, and Fred Alan Wolf and offers his step by step consultant to astral travel'including routines, guidance, innovations, and solutions on your each query approximately out-of-body experiences.

And observe stunning truths approximately fact, previous lives, the soul, and existence after death.

Astral go back and forth, Buhlman unearths, not just can extend your conscious'it may help ensure the lifestyles of the soul, educate you approximately earlier lives, and improve your lifestyle. discover during this compelling instruction manual for everybody who desires to enterprise past the physique and take the last word trip.

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Roots of Haiti's Vodou-Christian Faith: African and Catholic Origins

By R. Murray Thomas

This e-book lines the improvement of Haiti's mixed Vodou-Christian faith from 1500 to the current and explains how this mix of precise faiths coalesces in a coherent trust system.

• offers a background of Haiti's certain non secular culture that explains how Spanish and French colonizers verified Catholicism in Haiti and identifies how the connections among Vodou and African indigenous religions shaped over the last 5 centuries

• Proposes seven "principles of lodging" that let Vodou-Catholicism to be considered as a cohesive, rational method via the majority of Haitians

• provides info culled from hundreds and hundreds of references from the pro literature in addition to interviews with college professors who're either experts on Haitian Vodou-Christianity and practitioners of the faith

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