Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning of Mantra and Kirtan

By Alanna Kaivalya

In yoga perform, mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chanting) get brief shrift within the West simply because they aren’t good understood, even though they're a vital part of virtually each jap non secular perform. they're designed to supply entry into the psyche whereas their underlying mythology is helping us know how our psychology impacts way of life. Sacred Sound stocks the myths in the back of the mantras and kirtans, illuminating their which means and placing their strength and practicality close by of each reader.

Each of the twenty-one mantras and kirtans provided contains the Sanskrit model, the transliteration, the interpretation, feedback for chanting, the underlying fantasy, and its modern day implications. according to Alanna Kaivalya’s years of training and learning the myths and sacred texts, this e-book bargains a manner into the most life-changing features of yoga practice.

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Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West (Compass)

Sacred poetry from twelve mystics and saints, rendered brilliantly via Daniel Ladinsky, cherished interpreter of verses through the fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz

In this luminous assortment, Daniel Ladinskybest recognized for his talented and bestselling interpretations of the good Sufi poet Hafizbrings jointly the undying paintings of twelve of the world's best religious writers, six from the East and 6 from the West. once more Ladinsky unearths his expertise for growing profound and playful renditions of vintage poems for a contemporary viewers. Rumi's joyous, ecstatic love poems; St. Francis's loving observations of nature throughout the eyes of Catholicism; Kabir's wild, liberating humor that synthesizes Hindu, Muslim, and Christian ideals; St. Teresa's sensual verse; and the paranormal, therapeutic phrases of Sufi poet Hafiz—these in addition to inspiring works through Rabia, Meister Eckhart, St. Thomas Aquinas, Mira, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the move, and Tukaram are all “love poems by means of God,” from writers thought of to be "conduits of the divine." a religious treasure to cherish regularly.

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Oneness: The Destination You Never Left

By John Greven

What have you ever been lacking? In Oneness, writer John Greven invitations readers to work out the area because it rather is, right now, with out the mind’s personal reflections obscuring its multifaceted mystery.

Oneness takes the reader, step-by-step, to the inescapable fact that's the self. The purpose of this e-book is to seem afresh at one’s day-by-day event, to indicate to anything that the brain can have missed. it isn't pointing to something new, something for you to in attaining, or whatever you could upload to your self. it isn't pointing to the nice deeds you have got performed on your existence to stress what an excellent individual you want to be. it truly is pointing to anything so uncomplicated, whatever so seen, that after it truly is mentioned and noticeable, you ask yourself the way it was once ever missed.

How may perhaps the brain have taken whatever so seen with no consideration? How did the brain so simply toss out the precious jewel in desire of its reflections? you will have been trying to find self awareness, enlightenment, the Buddha brain, God, or another aim implying an identical factor. you could have been looking for decades, otherwise you could be getting all started on a seek; no matter if you’ve been touring a course for it slow or you’re simply taking step one makes no distinction. This booklet invitations you to look at the gap that has been neglected, to determine what's visible, and to carry that seek to an end—right now.

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The Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We Perceive the World

During this magnificent new translation and observation on The Diamond Sutra--one of the chic knowledge teachings of Mahayana Buddhism--Mu Soeng integrates this historical knowledge instructing with present clinical and mental concept. His transparent and readable statement strains the connections among those teachings and modern theories of quantum truth, explores the sutra in the framework of Buddhist meditation practices, and offers a accomplished old survey of the Mahayana Buddhist culture. Mu Soeng's aim all through is to bare the foundation and knowledge of The Diamond Sutra to state-of-the-art reader in an obtainable, attractive, and smooth demeanour.

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Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion

By Marlene Winell

This e-book via psychologist Marlene Winell presents useful insights into the hazards of non secular indoctrination and descriptions what therapists and sufferers can do to reclaim a more fit human spirit.... either former believers looking for a brand new starting and people simply beginning to topic their religion to the necessities of straightforward logic, if no longer analytical cause, may perhaps locate important assistance in those pages. -Steve Allen, writer and entertainer

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The Bible: Authorized King James Version (Oxford World's Classics)

By Stephen Prickett

The Bible is crucial publication within the heritage of Western civilization, and likewise the main tricky to interpret. it's been the automobile of continuous clash, with each interpretation reflecting passionately held perspectives that experience affected now not basically faith, yet politics, artwork, or even technology.

This specific version bargains an exhilarating new technique to the main influential of all English biblical texts--the licensed King James Version, entire with the Apocrypha. Its wide-ranging advent and the huge notes to every ebook of the Bible consultant the reader during the labyrinth of literary, textual, and theological concerns, utilizing the main up to date scholarship to illustrate how and why the Bible has affected the literature, paintings and normal tradition of the English-speaking international.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative important gains, together with professional introductions via best experts, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra research, and masses more.

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Tantra: Sex for the Soul

By Somananda Moses Maimon

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In 2013, following prompting by way of contributors in his Bhairava Yoga classes, Somananda wrote the Tantra exposé, Tantra: intercourse for the Soul, to behave as a consultant for college kids new to Tantra. The ebook explores a wide selection of matters necessary to a whole realizing of sexual teachings in Tantra:

• Why strength is key
• what's tantric lovemaking?
• Beginners’ concerns and practice
• person suggestions for ladies and for men
• girls and the therapeutic results of orgasm
• males and turning into based in masculine power
• sleek sexuality and tantric relationships
• Tantric massage
• Tantra and spirituality and masses more

"Tantra: intercourse for the Soul" humbly goals to move the place no publication of Tantra has long gone prior to. if you comprehend not anything approximately Tantra, this ebook is sure to profoundly switch your existence. in case you have all started down the trail, it is going to deepen and improve your wisdom. This excellent process - conceived with quite a bit perception and knowledge hundreds of thousands of years in the past - is gifted in a realistic, step by step method that courses novices in addition to more matured practitioners to arrive a coherent figuring out of sexual Tantra. "Tantra: intercourse for the Soul" finds all of the counsel and secrets and techniques to gain actual perform, the remarkably multiorgasmic horizons that wait for, and Tantra's extraordinary power for health and wellbeing, therapeutic, and better consciousness.

While in today's surroundings of neo-Tantra, the non secular features of the program became misplaced and outmoded via the awesome sexual result of tantric perform, "Tantra: intercourse for the Soul" doesn't waver from its dedication to a sacred method that honors the revelations of the actual Indian and Tibetan tantric traditions. This e-book - supplemented with many own testimonials - publications the reader throughout the fine details of all features of Tantra: primary ideas, power and its keep an eye on, sexology, men's and women's concerns, person education and methods, relationships, way of life, tantric therapeutic massage, and masses more.

Genuine in his dedication to percentage this lineage with smooth seekers, Somananda Moses Maimon offers readers with probably the most finished books on hand in this topic. you're hereby invited to discover the mysteries of Tantra - a call for participation to find the soul-touching depths of your individual being and the gorgeous heights of ecstasy available to everyone.

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Heroes and Monsters: An Honest Look at the Struggle within All of Us

By Josh James Riebock

Heroes and Monsters is an unforgettable memoir of passion and redemption, a ragged inspect an international right away wildly twisted and profoundly appealing, an exposé of either the hero and the monster inside all of us.

In this stunningly sincere, completely unconventional, and finally hopeful booklet, Josh James Riebock explores concerns that shape us  into the folks we are--issues of family members, love, intimacy, desires, grief, function, and the unforeseen stops along the adventure. With crafty prose and brilliant storytelling, he exhibits that ache and sweetness are so inextricably associated that to lose the previous expenditures us the latter.

If you are grappling with life's inconsistencies and trials, 
if you are trying to find an come upon with anything real, 
if you are yearning a narrative that is only a wee bit peculiar . . . 

Heroes and Monsters is a clean and exhilarating perspective on the asymmetric nature of lifestyles and the both asymmetric those that inhabit it. 

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God versus Particle Physics: A No Score Draw

By John Davies

The ebook offers the conclusions of a psychologist trying to make feel of up to date particle physics as defined in a couple of well known technological know-how texts and media articles, written via physicists, looking to clarify the workings of the sub-atomic global.

The money owed, it's argued, are a) jointly particular and contradictory, and b) metaphysical or magical in essence. subject matters of the booklet contain: a dialogue of ways we permit physicists to invent issues that experience no perceivable characteristics, on account that they have to be there simply because differently their preconceptions are mistaken or their sums don t paintings; that, from a mental standpoint, modern concept in particle physics has an analogous houses as the other act of religion, and an analogous obstacles as trust in God; and that physics has now reached some extent at which more and more physicists learn their very own mental structures instead of something that is unambiguously there or real.

It encourages humans to invite uncomplicated questions of the sort we regularly use to query the life of God; equivalent to the place is he/it?, express me?, Do it then, whilst did it happen?, How have you learnt it exists?, etc, and means that humans take a leaf out of Dawkins textual content, The God Delusion, yet use it on high-end physics up to to spiritual dogma: turning water into wine is a trifling conjuring trick in comparison to generating a whole universe out of nothing."

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