Life Prayers : From Around the World : 365 Prayers, Blessings, and Affirmations to Celebrate the Human Journey

An eloquent anthology honoring the wonders and demanding situations of lifestyles in the world and celebrating the seasons of our lives.

The mysteries and delights of existence in the world are illuminated during this richly eclectic choice of poetry, knowledge, prayers, and benefits from thinkers and writers world wide. right here you will discover the poetry of Hildgard of Bingen and Gary Snyder; the political knowledge of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr.; a treasury of women's prayers, classical verse from China and Japan; and gorgeous chants and prayers through local americans. A joyous confirmation of the human trip in all its kinds, in all its struggles and glories.

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India: A Sacred Geography

By Diana L Eck

A non secular heritage of the world's so much religiously advanced and numerous society, from one among Harvard's Most worthy scholars.

India: A Sacred Geography is the end result of greater than a decade's paintings from the popular Harvard student Diana L. Eck. The booklet explores the sacred locations of India, taking the reader on a unprecedented journey during the ideals and heritage of this wealthy and profound position, in addition to delivering a simple advent to Hindu spiritual rules and the way these principles impression our realizing of the trendy experience of "India" as a country.

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Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment

By Paul Kléber Monod

The past due 17th and eighteenth centuries are often called the Age of Enlightenment, a time of technological know-how and cause. yet during this illuminating ebook, Paul Monod finds the astonishing volume to which Newton, Boyle, Locke, and different giants of rational concept and empiricism additionally embraced the non secular, the mystical, and the occult.
 
Although public reputation of occult and magical practices waxed and waned in this interval they survived underground, experiencing a substantial revival within the mid-eighteenth century with the increase of recent antiestablishment non secular denominations. The occult spilled over into politics with the radicalism of the French Revolution and into literature in early Romanticism. even if reputable disapproval was once at its most powerful, the proof issues to a transforming into viewers for occult courses in addition to to subversive well known enthusiasm. finally, unearths Monod, the occult was once no longer discarded in want of “reason” yet was once integrated into new sorts of studying. In that experience, the occult is a part of the trendy international, no longer easily a relic of an unenlightened previous, and continues to be with us today.

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The Divine Romance - Collected Talks and Essays. Volume 2 (Self-Realization Fellowship)

By Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda's Collected Talks and Essays current in-depth discussions of the quick diversity of inspiring and common truths that experience captivated thousands in his Autobiography of a Yogi. Readers will locate those talks alive with the original combination of all-embracing knowledge, encouragement, and love for humanity that experience made the writer considered one of our era's such a lot respected and relied on courses to the religious life.

In this anthology of talks, Paramahansa Yogananda speaks to the private wishes of the human middle and soul. He indicates how we will meet the day-by-day demanding situations to our actual, mental, emotional, and non secular wellbeing and fitness through awakening our divine nature, the overlooked fact on the middle of our being. the sensible, how-to-live talks during this quantity exhibit how every one folks can become aware of the unlimited internal assets already current inside of our souls, and convey higher concord to ourselves, our households, our groups, our world.

Topics include:
How to domesticate Divine Love
Do Souls Reincarnate?
How to unfastened your self from undesirable Habits
The Yoga paintings of Overcoming Mortal recognition and Death
Practicing faith Scientifically.

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Think on These Things

‘The fabric contained during this quantity used to be initially awarded within the kind of talks to scholars, lecturers and fogeys in India, yet its prepared penetration and lucid simplicity should be deeply significant to considerate humans in every single place, of every age, and in each stroll of lifestyles. Krishnamurti examines with attribute objectivity and perception the expressions of what we're happy to name our tradition, our schooling, faith, politics and culture; and he throws a lot mild on such simple feelings as ambition, greed and envy, the will for defense and the lust for energy – all of which he exhibits to be deteriorating elements in human society.’From the Editor’s Note‘Krishnamurti’s observations and explorations of recent man’s property are penetrating and profound, but given with a disarming simplicity and directness. to hear him or to learn his techniques is to stand oneself and the realm with an marvelous morning freshness.’Anne Marrow Lindbergh

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The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal (New Slant: Religion, Politics, Ontology)

In his writing, Gilles Deleuze drew on an enormous array of resource fabric, from philosophy and psychoanalysis to technology and paintings. but students have mostly ignored one of many highbrow currents underlying his paintings: Western esotericism, particularly the lineage of airtight inspiration that extends from overdue Antiquity into the Renaissance during the paintings of figures reminiscent of Iamblichus, Nicholas of Cusa, Pico della Mirandola, and Giordano Bruno. during this ebook, Joshua Ramey examines the level to which Deleuze's ethics, metaphysics, and politics have been trained via, and will basically be totally understood via, this airtight tradition.

Identifying key airtight moments in Deleuze's suggestion, together with his theories of artwork, subjectivity, and immanence, Ramey argues that the philosopher's paintings represents one of those modern hermeticism, a constant test in unifying notion and impact, percept and idea, and brain and nature with a view to engender new family among wisdom, energy, and wish. by means of uncovering and clarifying the airtight strand in Deleuze's paintings, Ramey deals either a brand new interpretation of Deleuze, rather his insistence that the improvement of proposal calls for a non secular ordeal, and a framework for retrieving the pre-Kantian paradigm of philosophy as non secular practice.

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Teachings of the Santería Gods: The Spirit of the Odu

The 1st booklet to discover the sacred myths of Santería

• contains greater than a hundred myths, tales, and histories concerning the odu and the orishas

• Reassembles the oral fragments from the African diaspora into coherent tales

• Demonstrates that the African peoples, in particular the Yoruba, have been deeply non secular

At the center of the diloggún--the sacred divination method of Santería--are the sacred tales often called the patakís, narratives whose subject matters are as strong and proper this day as they have been within the minds of the traditional Yoruba who safeguarded them. every one patakí is hooked up to 1 or extra of the sixteen odu, the significant artistic forces of Santería. a few recount the lives of orishas on the earth, others the lives of people in heaven, and a few inform of the odu themselves, for even they as soon as walked the earth as mortals.

The first booklet to discover those old African tales in English, Teachings of the Santería Gods recounts greater than a hundred of those sacred parables, together with many tales reassembled from the oral culture of the African diaspora. starting from construction myths to what occurs while a love potion works a ways too good, those tales percentage the knowledge and spirituality of the Yoruba humans of historic Africa and shape the dwelling, oral bible of 1 of the world’s fastest-growing faiths.

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The Tao of Pooh

By Benjamin Hoff

For Taoists in every single place, the New York instances bestseller from the writer of The Te of Piglet

The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!?! during which it really is printed that one of many world's nice Taoist masters isn't really Chinese--or a venerable philosopher--but is in truth none except that without problems calm, nonetheless, reflective undergo. A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh! whereas Eeyore frets, and Piglet hesitates, and Rabbit calculates, and Owl pontificates, Pooh simply is.

And that is a clue to the key knowledge of the Taoists.

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Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat

By Richard Faulds

“Over a unprecedented thirty 12 months heritage, Kripalu heart has been a pioneer in combining actual yoga with a modern Western lifestyle.” —John Abbott, President, Yoga Journal

From the senior academics of the world-renowned Kripalu middle for Yoga & Health–the greatest yoga and retreat heart in North America–comes this finished consultant to the original and influential Kripalu strategy, which emphasizes person progress over outward perfection of shape, making it available to humans of every age, health degrees, and physique types.

KRIPALU YOGA
A consultant to perform off and on the Mat

Beginning with step by step “experiences” that educate crucial physique and breath know-how, Kripalu Yoga positive factors totally illustrated workouts for newcomers and intermediate scholars , together with Kripalu’s easy-to-follow “press aspect” directions. For complex scholars, there's a wide menu of extra poses to extend energy, flexibility, and problem.

Far greater than an workout software, Kripalu Yoga additionally teaches the approach to life practices and effort ideas that make yoga a strong catalyst for actual therapeutic, mental progress, and religious awakening.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Undoing Yourself with Energized Meditation and Other Devices

By Christopher S. Hyatt

Inside of those pages you can find innumerable useful concepts to rework your existence, served up with a wide dose of humor and the stick of the Zen Roshi. Who hates Undoing? Stuffed-shirt academicians, do-nothing sweetness-and-light practitioners of cosmic foo-foo, and would-be slave-owners all over the place. however, when you are drawn to really reaching whatever, you are going to love it.

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