Category: Mysticism

Not in his image : gnostic vision, sacred ecology, and the by John Lamb Lash

By John Lamb Lash

Basing a lot of Not in His Image at the Nag Hammadi and different Gnostic writings, John Lamb Lash explains how a little-known messianic sect propelled itself right into a dominant global energy, systematically wiping out the nice Gnostic non secular lecturers, the Druid monks, and the shamanistic healers of Europe and North Africa. They burned libraries and destroyed temples in an try to silence the traditional truth-tellers and continue their very own secrets and techniques. yet as Lash unearths, while in reality the planet Earth it can't be hidden or destroyed.

Not in His Image delves deeply into the shadows of historic Gnostic writings to reconstruct the tale early Christians attempted to clean from the pages of heritage, exploring the richness of the traditional ecu Pagan spirituality--the Pagan Mysteries, the good Goddess, Gnosis, the myths of Sophia and Gaia--and chronicles the annihilation of this Pagan ecu tradition by the hands of Christianity.

lengthy sooner than the delivery of Christianity, monotheism was once an anomaly; Europe and the close to East flourished lower than the divine suggestions of Sophia, the traditional goddess of knowledge. The Earth was once the embodiment of Sophia and therefore sacred to the folk who sought success in her presence. This historical philosophy was once threatening to the rising salvation-based creed of Christianity that was once in line with patriarchal dominion over the Earth and lauded own anguish as a route to the afterlife. As Derrick Jensen issues out within the afterword, in Lash's fingers Jesus Christ emerges because the agent provocateur of the ruling classes.

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Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Spiritual Wisdom from the by John Briggs

By John Briggs

When you've got ever felt your existence was once uncontrolled and headed towards chaos,science has an immense message: lifestyles is chaos, and that is a really interesting factor! during this eye-opening publication, John Briggs and F. David Peat exhibit sevenenlightening classes for embracing the chaos of everyday life. Be Creative:engage with chaos to discover innovative new ideas and reside extra dynamically Use Butterfly Power:let chaos develop neighborhood efforts into worldwide effects elect the Flow:use chaos to paintings jointly with others discover what is Between:discover life's wealthy subtleties and steer clear of the traps of stereotypes See the paintings of the World:appreciate the wonderful thing about life's chaos dwell inside of Time:utilize time's hidden depths Rejoin the Whole:realize our fractal connectedness to one another and the realm lifestyles is very unlikely to control--instead of combating this fact, Seven existence classes of Chaos exhibits you the way to just accept, have fun, and use it to stay lifestyles to its fullest.

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El Camino del Kabbalista: Un manual del usuario de by Yehuda Berg

By Yehuda Berg

In The approach of the Kabbalist, writer Yehuda Berg describes precisely what those that perform Kabbalah do and why they do it. He lifts the veil of poser round the religious instruments used to accomplish strength of mind, abundance, therapeutic, love, and pleasure. This publication explains the importance of yes garments and colours, hair and head coverings, designated days and meditations, immersion in water and rolling within the snow, incense and candle-lighting, nutrients classifications and combos, and lots more and plenty extra. The non secular applied sciences taught by means of Kabbalah Centre foreign are all outlined during this user's handbook.

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Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics by Carol L. Flinders

By Carol L. Flinders

Identified to greater than 1000000 readers because the coauthor of the vintage vegetarian cookbook Laurel's Kitchen, Carol Lee Flinders appears to the starvation of the spirit in Enduring Grace. In those awesome and maintaining depictions of 7 striking ladies, Flinders brings to existence a refrain of knowledge from the earlier that speaks with awesome relevance to our modern non secular quests.

From Clare of Assisi within the heart East to Thérèse of Lisieux within the past due 19th century, Flinders's compelling and refreshingly casual snap shots exhibit a typical starting place of conviction, braveness, and serenity within the lives of those nice eu Catholic mystics. Their exceedingly lady voices increase their writings at the adventure of the interior international, the nourishing function of friendship and neighborhood in our lives, and on discovering our real work.

At its middle, Enduring Grace is a dwelling testomony to how we will make peace with sorrow and unhappiness and convey pleasure and transcendence into our lives.

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The Book of No One: Talks and Dialogues on Non-Duality and by Richard Sylvester

By Richard Sylvester

In this poignant publication, humanist psychologist Richard Sylvester presents readers with certain insights concerning life’s so much tricky query: Who are we?

The human brain is forced to go looking for which means. but if we allow cross of our inspiration of the self, we're usually faced with the vacancy of the realm. although, even in that vacancy, love and goal are available. In The publication of No One, Richard Sylvester keeps to speak the novel and uncompromising view of non-duality expressed in his first publication, I desire You Die Soon. With readability, humor, and compassion, Sylvester solutions many questions on the tough truths of fact, specifically the character of non-duality, liberation, and enlightenment.

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Wisdom of the Mystic Masters by Joseph J. Weed

By Joseph J. Weed

This booklet includes the main remarkable secrets and techniques ever recognized to man—ready for use by means of you to achieve the riches, effect and pleasure you could have regularly sought after! through the use of the marvelous strength of those age-old secrets—jealously guarded by way of the wealthiest and so much influential humans in history—you'll fast become aware of the best way to free up a flood of riches into your life... the right way to achieve impact and keep watch over over others... carry new romance into your marriage or social life... achieve the moment admire of all people you meet... conquer any risk that face you now!

here's the traditional may well of the Mystic Masters instantly able to assist you to the top of cash, repute, and tool!

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Globalization of Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer: Contesting by Christopher D.L. Johnson

By Christopher D.L. Johnson

The meditative prayer practices often called Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer have performed an immense position within the background of jap Orthodox Christianity. This booklet explores how those prayer practices have unfold from a basically monastic atmosphere inside of Orthodox Christianity, into normal Orthodox Christian utilization, and eventually into wider modern Western tradition. due to this sluggish geographic shift from a neighborhood to an international atmosphere, prompted mostly via immigration and dissemination of similar texts, there was a parallel shift of interpretation inflicting confrontation. via examining ongoing conversations at the practices, this publication indicates how such disagreements are as a result of ameliorations within the manner teams comprehend the tips of authority and culture. those primary principles lie underneath a lot of the present dialogue on specific features of the practices and in addition give a contribution to the broader educational debate over the globalization and appropriation of spiritual traditions. >

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The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time: William James's by Jonathan Bricklin

By Jonathan Bricklin

Discusses how William James’s paintings indicates a global with out will, self, or time and the way examine helps this perspective.

William James is usually thought of a scientist compromised by way of his advocacy of mysticism and parapsychology. Jonathan Bricklin argues James can be seen as a mystic compromised by way of his dedication to logic. James desired to think in will, self, and time, yet his private insights recommended another way. “Is realization already there ready to be exposed and is it a veridical revelation of reality?” James requested presently earlier than his dying in 1910. A century after his loss of life, study from neuroscience, physics, psychology, and parapsychology is making the case, either theoretically and experimentally, that solutions James’s query within the affirmative. via setting apart what James passionately desired to think, in keeping with good judgment, from what his insights and researches led him to think, Bricklin exhibits how James himself laid the foundation for this tougher view of lifestyles. The non-reality of will, self, and time is in step with James’s psychology of volition, his epistemology of self, and his trust that Newtonian, target, even-flowing time doesn't exist.

“We are taken step-by-step in a beautiful journey of many robust but nonetheless disputed principles that have been fervently argued a century in the past. Congratulations to Jonathan for a e-book that each psychologist may still learn no matter if uncertain of present paradigms or looking for new ones yet normally, for an enriching event that brings those age-old controversies into relation with findings in glossy physics and psychology.” — Jason W. Brown, MD, middle for Cognition and Communication

“Despite the entire curiosity in James the student and James the fellow, there continues to be a lack of hugely readable books that deliver essentially the most colourful elements of James’ personal proposal, together with his a bit mercurial own personality, to the trendy reader. Bricklin’s publication does impressive carrier during this vein, accumulating many facets of James’ notion round the common topic of loose will, a query that James struggled together with his entire lifestyles, and which penetrated many dimensions of his thought.” — Allan Combs

Jonathan Bricklin is a application Director on the big apple Open middle and the editor of Sciousness.

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