Being and the Meaning of Life (Diamond Heart, Book 3)

By A. H. Almaas

We are living in a global of poser, ask yourself, and wonder. yet so much people seldom perform this actual international, being concentrated particularly at the half that's generally strife, soreness, or meaninglessness. this example is essentially because of our no longer knowing and dwelling our complete human capability. This strength may be actualized by means of the conclusion and improvement of the human essence. The human essence is the a part of us that's innate and genuine, and which may perform the true global.

The Diamond middle sequence is a transcription of talks given by means of the writer in either California and Colorado, for numerous years. the aim of the talks is to steer and orient people who are engaged in doing the tough paintings of consciousness.

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Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality

By Edward F. Kelly, Paul Marshall

The upward push of contemporary technology has introduced with it expanding recognition between highbrow elites of a worldview that conflicts sharply either with daily human adventure and with ideals extensively shared one of the world’s nice cultural traditions. such a lot modern scientists and philosophers think that fact is at backside merely actual, and that people are not anything greater than super complex organic machines. On such perspectives our daily stories of awake decision-making, loose will, and the self are illusory by-products of the grinding of our neural equipment. It follows that brain and character are unavoidably extinguished at dying, and that there exists no deeper transpersonal or religious truth of any sort.

Beyond Physicalism is the made from an strange fellowship of scientists and arts students who dispute those perspectives. of their prior book, Irreducible Mind, they argued that physicalism can't accommodate numerous well-evidenced empirical phenomena together with paranormal or psi phenomena, postmortem survival, and mystical studies. during this new theory-oriented spouse quantity they move extra by way of trying to know the way the realm has to be constituted so that those “rogue” phenomena can take place. Drawing upon empirical technology, metaphysical philosophy, and the paranormal traditions, the authors paintings towards a much better “big photo” of the overall personality of fact, one that strongly overlaps territory usually occupied by means of the world’s institutional religions, and which makes an attempt to reconcile technological know-how and spirituality by means of discovering a center direction among the polarized fundamentalisms, non secular and clinical, that experience ruled contemporary public discourse.

Contributions by way of: Harald Atmanspacher, Loriliai Biernacki, Bernard Carr, Wolfgang Fach, Michael Grosso, Michael Murphy, David E. Presti, Gregory Shaw, Henry P. Stapp, Eric M. Weiss, and Ian Whicher

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The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal Is Bringing Science and Spirit Together

Charles Tart reconciles the medical and religious worlds by way of empirical facts for the life of paranormal phenomena that time towards our non secular nature, together with telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, and psychic healing.

Science turns out to inform us that we're all meaningless items of blind organic and chemical forces, prime meaningless lives that might ultimately result in loss of life. in truth that unseen forces reminiscent of telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, psychic therapeutic, and different phenomena inextricably hyperlink us to the religious international, and whereas many skeptics and scientists deny the lifestyles of those religious phenomena, the reviews of thousands of individuals point out that they do take place.

In this booklet, copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), transpersonal psychologist Charles Tart offers over fifty years of medical learn carried out on the nation's prime universities that proves people do have typical non secular impulses and talents. The finish of Materialism offers a sublime argument for the union of technological know-how and spirituality in gentle of this new proof, and explains why a really rational point of view needs to deal with the truth of a non secular global. Tart's paintings marks the start of an evidence-based religious awakening that might profoundly effect your knowing of the deeper forces at paintings in our lives.

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A Monk in the World: Cultivating a Spiritual Life

By Wayne Teasdale

The Mystic middle chronicled Brother Wayne Teasdale's trip right into a multifaceted spirituality mixing his conventional Catholic education and the japanese means of sannyasa (Indian monkhood). A Monk on the earth tells what the adventure has intended for him — dwelling as a monk open air the monastery, integrating teachings from the world's religions along with his personal Catholic education, combining his lively religious perform with the must haves of creating a residing, and pursuing a process social justice in a huge American urban. In telling his tale, Teasdale indicates how others can locate their very own inner monastery and produce religious perform into their busy lives.

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Blue Truth: A Spiritual Guide to Life & Death and Love & Sex

By David Deida

You are deeper than your lifestyles indicates, and also you realize it. you're extra loving than your relationships permit, extra amazing than your profession indicates. on your mystery intensity of being, you're endless, inventive, boundless and completely not able to press your complete glory into the realm. Or so it seems.

In Blue Truth, David Deida provides a treasury of talents and insights for uncovering and supplying your precise center of objective, ardour, and unquenchable love. partly One, Deida indicates you the way to open because the entirety of the instant, feeling as deep within and as a long way open air as you could, for so long as now opens. partially , he unearths how one can stroll this course within the desert of intimate courting, illuminating the paintings and play of sexual gifting, together with easy methods to expertly navigate the tangle of anger, jealousy, worry, lust, and masses, a lot more.
“Knowing the fact is particularly lifeless; feeling it truly is profound; residing it makes all of the difference,” teaches David Deida.  With Blue fact, you've got an unheard of advisor for dwelling your individual deep fact, and awakening “as the naked openness you're, within the loose delivering of affection to all.”
 
Blue Truth was once named through Spirituality & overall healthiness Magazine (June 2006 factor) as the most effective religious Books of 2005, within the own progress category.
 
Table of Contents
 
existence & Death

  1. Love absolutely and Die
  2. Feel sooner than Memory
  3. Give every thing Now
  4. Unfold Your Heart
  5. Resist Nothing
  6. Breathe Everything
  7. Wear Everyone’s Shape
  8. Offer your self as Love
  9. Unclench as though Asleep
  10. Relax as You Are
  11. Honor Your Depth
  12. Open whereas Failing
  13. Appreciate Dissatisfaction
  14. Don’t stay up for Perfection
  15. Do Love via Your Body
  16. Be Reminded via Jealousy
  17. Express Who you actually Are
  18. Live as Love
  19. Remain Open whilst Disgusted
  20. Undo All Effort

 
Love & Sex

  1. Allow Love’s Hurt
  2. Recognize Your Refusal
  3. Let Love dwell as Anger
  4. Permit Your Heart’s Wild Passion
  5. Live Your Heart’s Truth
  6. Ravish past Safety
  7. Enjoy Flowery Combat
  8. Unguard Your Sex
  9. Don’t accept Fulfillment
  10. Be unfastened as Love Now
  11. Shine as Love’s Light
  12. Play Sexuality as Art
  13. Open Deeper Than Need
  14. Trust Him greater than Yourself
  15. Exaggerate intercourse to free up Love
  16. Hold not anything Back
  17. Offer intercourse for the Sake of All
  18. Awaken Sexually as Bliss and Emptiness
  19. Be Alive as Gifting

 
 
Praise
 
Blue Truth is a superb publication, totally gorgeous.  historical knowledge on sacred sexuality, freed of historic and cultural trappings, glows from those pages in exhilarating, luminous prose.  Deida brilliantly lays naked the hidden psychology of female and masculine and provides transparent directions for tapping into our private center and reaching precise concord via sexual intimacy.  i believe that Deida has reached a brand new point of poetic genius in his writing, and his figuring out of female psychology astounds me.  i'm simply knocked out via this book.”
—Miranda Shaw, PhD, writer of Passionate Enlightenment:  ladies in Tantric Buddhism
 
“David Deida is within the dynamic residing oral culture of maverick religious academics who, like free-jazz musicians, can riff without delay on truth, open air of validated forms.  Mark my words:  in a destiny that i'm hoping isn't too faraway, David Deida’s unique Western Dharma could be widely recognized as some of the most chic and available expressions of the essence of non secular perform that's freely provided today.”
—Lama Surya Das, bestselling writer of Awakening the Buddha Within
 
“The openness, the love!  What energetic new language David Deida reveals for the unsayable.”
—Coleman Barks, writer of The crucial Rumi

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Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter

By Annie F. Downs

“I wish you to take each step of your existence with pleasure for the place you're headed. and that i wish you to consider attractive and assured as you do.”
 
But how? whilst the enemy whispers lies that you're not clever adequate, lovely sufficient, or wealthy sufficient? otherwise you are too dumb, too loud, too quiet, too skinny, too fats, an excessive amount of or now not adequate? What for those who don’t have what it takes to be who you actually need to be?
 
In trying to find attractive, Annie F. Downs stocks own tales, biblical fact, and examples of the way others have courageously walked the trail God paved for his or her lives through remembering all God had performed, loving what used to be correct in entrance of them, and seeing God within the everyday—whether that be nature, neighbors, or the face they see within the mirror.
 
Intensely own, but quite strong, searching for wonderful will spark transformative conversations and existence altering styles. irrespective of who we're and what course God has us on, all of us have to search for beautiful, struggle to complete, and locate appealing in our each day!

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The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus

By John Dominic Crossan

The world’s best Jesus student John Dominic Crossan indicates us how the parables current in the course of the New testomony not just display what Jesus desired to educate but additionally give you the key for explaining how the Gospels’ writers sought to provide an explanation for the Prophet of Nazareth to the realm. during this significant exploration of the metaphorical tales advised by way of Jesus and the Gospel writers, Crossan combines the biblical services of his The maximum Prayer with a old and social research that harkens heavily to his Jesus: A innovative Biography, developing an illuminating and nuanced exploration of the Scripture that fanatics of Marcus Borg and Bart Ehrman will locate attention-grabbing and essential.

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Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

By Bruce Feiler

Both speedy and undying, Abraham tells the strong tale of 1 man's look for the shared ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, andIslam. touring via warfare zones, braving violence at spiritual websites, andseeking out religion leaders, Bruce Feiler uncovers the defining but divisive position that Abraham performs for part the world's believers. Provocative anduplifting, Abraham bargains a considerate and encouraging imaginative and prescient of solidarity that redefines what we expect approximately our acquaintances, our destiny, and ourselves.

This P.S. version gains an additional sixteen pages of insights into the e-book, together with writer interviews, instructed examining, and extra.

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Witches of America

By Alex Mar

Witches are gathering

When most folk pay attention the be aware “witches,” they believe of horror movies and Halloween, yet to the approximately a million american citizens who perform Paganism this present day, witchcraft is a nature-worshipping, polytheistic, and extremely actual faith. So Alex Mar discovers while she units out to movie a documentary and unearths herself drawn deep into the realm of present-day magic.

Witches of the USA follows Mar on her immersive five-year journey into the occult, charting sleek Paganism from its roots in Fifties England to its present American mecca within the San Francisco Bay zone; from a meeting of greater than 1000 witches within the Illinois woods to the hot Orleans department of 1 of the world’s so much influential magical societies. alongside the best way she takes half in dozens of rituals and turns into concerned with a wild array of characters. This sprawling group compels Mar to confront what she believes is possible--or hopes may possibly be.

With prepared intelligence and wit, Mar illuminates the area of witchcraft whereas grappling in clean and unforeseen methods with the query underlying each religion: Why will we decide to think in something in any respect? no matter if evangelical Christian, Pagan priestess, or atheist, every one people craves a method of aspiring to supply constitution to our lives. occasionally we simply locate it in unforeseen places.

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Numerología con tantra, ayurveda y astrología

For the 1st time, a Tantric student and specialist within the Hindu traditions of Ayurveda and astrology provides a method of numerology that mixes numerical calculations, astrological information, and an research of physique variety. He illustrates the Vedic sq. and the visible styles that may be derived from it, revealing the esoteric interpretations of numbers and their courting to each other. innovations are given concerning robust and susceptible classes of day or yr, favorable colours and worthy stones to be worn, and meditations and mantras to be practiced for overall healthiness and prosperity.

• Explains how your own numbers relate to each element of life--including character, temperment, intelligence, skills, sexuality, spirituality, funds, go back and forth, and health.

• this is often the 1st Spanish-language version of this well known e-book.

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