By Anne Bancroft
A set of experiences of religious leaders who've made their mark at the century - together with Krishnamurti, Gurdjieff, Martin Buber, Rudolf Steiner, Aldous Huxley and 14 others.
By Vanamali, Pujya Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha Maharaj
A whole advent to Sanatana Dharma, the non secular technology of the Hindu sages
• Examines what percentage center thoughts of Hinduism, together with Brahman, Atman, bhakti, karma, and reincarnation, relate to fashionable technological know-how
• Explores the medical discoveries of the rishis, historic Vedic sages, and the way they've got only in the near past been rediscovered via Western scientists
• unearths the innovations of quantum physics hidden in the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Puranas
Called “the scientists of Hinduism,” the rishis of old India have been the scribes of the Vedas. They constructed the non secular technological know-how of Hinduism, Sanatana Dharma, as their method of making sure the consistent renewal and growth of India’s religious culture and tradition. Sanatana Dharma permeates each point of Hindu tradition, from faith to the humanities to the sciences. Woven inside of its Vedic texts lie the entire crucial recommendations of quantum physics and different smooth medical discoveries.
Providing an entire advent to the technology of Sanatana Dharma, Vanamali unearths how the middle techniques of Hinduism, together with Brahman, Atman, bhakti, karma, and reincarnation, relate to trendy technological know-how and the way the clinical discoveries of the traditional rishis were lately rediscovered by means of the West. She examines the medical rules in the vintage tales and texts of India, together with the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Puranas. in the teachings of the traditional Puranic sages and saints akin to Valmiki and Vyasa and mythical physicians and mathematician-philosophers corresponding to Aryabhatta and Varahamihir, the writer finds nice clinical truths--not these believed by way of the traditional international, yet truths nonetheless upheld through glossy technology, quite quantum physics. She explores Desha and Kaala (Space and Time), Shankara and his philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, and the Hindu sciences of arithmetic, astronomy, and Vedic astrology.
In illustrating the medical foundation of Hinduism and the discoveries of its sages, Vanamali offers a window into the depths of this so much historic religious lifestyle.
By William Dalrymple
From the writer of The final Mughal ("A compulsively readable masterpiece" -The manhattan overview of Books), a gorgeous, enthralling e-book that illuminates the striking ways that conventional types of non secular existence in India were remodeled within the vortex of the region's swift change-a ebook that distills the author's twenty-five years of shuttle in India, taking us deep into methods of lifestyles that we would differently by no means have recognized exist.
A Buddhist monk takes up palms to withstand the chinese language invasion of Tibet-and spends the remainder of his lifestyles atoning for the violence via hand printing the best prayer flags in India . . . A Jain nun assessments her powers of detachment as she watches her closest pal ritually starve herself to demise . . . a girl leaves her middle-class existence in Calcutta and reveals unforeseen success dwelling as a Tantric in an remoted, skull-filled cremation flooring . . . a jail warder from Kerala is worshipped as an incarnate deity for 3 months of each 12 months . . . An idol carver, the twenty-third in an extended line of sculptors, needs to reconcile himself to his son's wish to examine desktop engineering . . . An illiterate goatherd from Rajasthan retains alive in his reminiscence an old four-thousand-stanza sacred epic . . . A temple prostitute, who firstly resisted her personal initiation into intercourse paintings, pushes either her daughters right into a exchange she still regards as a sacred calling.
William Dalrymple chronicles those lives with expansive perception and a spellbinding evocation of situation. And whereas the tales display the lively resilience of people within the face of the relentless onslaught of modernity, they exhibit besides the continuity of old traditions that undergo to today. a blinding travelogue of either position and spirit.
By Robert K. C. Forman
This booklet is the sequel to Robert Forman's well-received assortment, The challenge of natural Consciousness (Oxford, 1990). The essays within the previous quantity argued that a few mystical studies don't appear to be shaped or formed through the language system--a thesis that stands in sharp contradistinction to deconstruction typically and to the "constructivist" university of mysticism specifically, which holds that every one mysticism is the made of a cultural and linguistic approach. In The Innate Capacity, Forman and his colleagues recommend a speculation concerning the formative factors of those "pure awareness" studies. all the participants agree that mysticism is the results of an innate human skill, instead of a discovered, socially conditioned and confident process.
The innate ability is known in different alternative ways. Many understand it as an expression of human attention consistent with se, know-how itself. a few carry that awareness can be understood as a integrated hyperlink to a couple hidden, transcendent element of the realm, and mystical event is the event of that inherent connectedness. one other thesis that looks often is that mystics observe this innate means via a technique of freeing the carry of the ego and the conceptual approach. The members the following examine mystical event because it is manifested in quite a few non secular and cultural settings, together with Hindu Yoga, Buddhism, Sufism, and medieval Christianity. Taken jointly, the essays represent a major contribution to the continuing debate concerning the nature of human recognition and mystical adventure and its relation to the social and cultural contexts within which apparently.
By A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Editorial experiences The writer, Bhaktivedanta publication belief -- email@example.com, December 31, 1998
Is there lifestyles after loss of life?
India's most famed Vedic authority provides startling facts of the soul's brilliant trip after loss of life. Srila Prabhupada tells how the soul travels from physique to physique, and the way we will finish the cycle of start and demise by means of achieving Lord Sri Krishna's final dwelling house.
An excerpt: ''The uncomplicated means of chanting the names of Krishna will display what one is, what God is, what the cloth and religious universes are, why we're conditioned, how we will get out of that conditioning -- and every little thing else, step by way of step.''
By Geoffrey Falk
Ken Wilber is the "long-sought Einstein of attention research," having been generously considered as such because the overdue 1970s.Ken Wilber is "a genius of our times."Ken Wilber is "the world's such a lot interesting and premiere philosopher."Ken Wilber's rules have encouraged invoice Clinton, Al Gore, Jeb Bush, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, and a bunch of alternative luminaries, non secular and differently. author Michael Crichton, management guru Warren Bennis, playwright Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues), substitute medicine's Larry Dossey, the Wachowski Brothers (directors of The Matrix), and a handful of rock stars have all lent their voices in aid of the "integral" community.Yet Ken Wilber, his celebrated theories of attention, and the more and more unquestioning inhabitants of "second-tier" religious aspirants surrounding him and collaborating in his indispensable Institute (I-I) and critical collage, should not what they seem to be."Norman Einstein": The Dis-Integration of Ken Wilber will exhibit you why the group round Wilber is being more and more referred to as a "cult," even by means of former founding contributors of I-I who've noticeable it first-hand.
By Saint Germain
Saint Germain exhibits that miracles are not anything greater than the usual outgrowth of the perform of non secular alchemy. during this maximum of all self-help books, Saint Germain describes the rules of alchemy and the way they are often used to influence religious, psychological, emotional and actual transformation
By E.G. Parrinder
This wide-ranging ebook goals to supply clues to the varied varieties and expressions of mysticism, through contemplating a number of the significant spiritual traditions of either East and West. It explores primary components: monistic mysticism (seeking self-identity or union with the All) and theistic mysticism (seeking communion, yet now not identification, with God). the hunt for the magical via medicinal drugs, intercourse and visions can also be mentioned, as is the connection of the specialist to the standard seeker.
By Philip M. Peek
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This specified selection of essays through a superb overseas team of Africanists demonstrates the critical position that divination maintains to play all through Africa in retaining cultural structures and in guiding human motion. African Divination platforms deals insights for present discussions in comparative epistemology, cross-cultural psychology, cognition stories, semiotics, ethnoscience, non secular experiences, and anthropology.
"This quantity of finely crafted case stories is usually the motor vehicle for a massive normal thought of divination.... it is a e-book overflowing with principles that would powerfully stimulate additional research." ― Journal of formality Studies
"The essays during this assortment offer a really priceless assessment of either the variety of African divination structures and of modern techniques to their study." ― Choice
By K. Parvathi Kumar
Those Occult Meditations are sequential to religious Psychology written by means of grasp EK. on the finish of that booklet the grasp offers the meditations. honest scholars of occultism, all around the globe, who perform there meditations referred to as forth those commentaries on Meditations. therefore this quantity of Occult Meditations. those are when you have taken to the trail of meditation to adventure inner (and exterior) trips into lifestyles.