Denial of the Soul: Spiritual and Medical Perspectives on Euthanasia and Mortality

By M. Scott Peck

The writer of the line much less Traveled, the bestselling and such a lot influential e-book of psychiatric and non secular guide nowa days, now bargains a deeply relocating meditation on what euthanasia unearths concerning the prestige of the soul in our age. Its trenchant and delicate remedy of the topic will outline our humanity for generations to come.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity

By David Lynch

In this "unexpected delight,"* filmmaker David Lynch describes his own tools of shooting and dealing with rules, and the great inventive advantages he has skilled from the perform of meditation.

Now in a gorgeous paperback variation, David Lynch's Catching the massive Fish presents an extraordinary window into the the world over acclaimed filmmaker's tools as an artist, his own operating kind, and the substantial artistic merits he has skilled from the perform of meditation.

Catching the massive Fish comes as a revelation to the legion of lovers who've longed to higher comprehend Lynch's own imaginative and prescient. And it's both compelling to people who ask yourself how they could nurture their very own creativity.

Catching Ideas

Ideas are like fish.

If you must seize little fish, you could remain within the shallow water. but when you must capture the large fish, you have to cross deeper.

Down deep, the fish are extra robust and extra natural. they are large and summary. and they are very beautiful.

I search for a undeniable form of fish that's very important to me, one who can translate to cinema. yet there are every kind of fish swimming down there. There are fish for company, fish for activities. There are fish for everything.

Everything, whatever that may be a factor, comes up from the private point. sleek physics calls that point the Unified box. The extra your consciousness-your awareness-is extended, the deeper you cross towards this resource, and the larger the fish you could catch.

--from Catching the massive Fish

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The Unfolding Now: Realizing Your True Nature through the Practice of Presence

By A. H. Almaas

The keys to self-knowledge and deep contentment  are here prior to us during this very moment—if we will be able to easily discover ways to dwell with open expertise. In The Unfolding Now, A. H. Almaas provides a marvelously potent perform for constructing the transformative caliber of presence. via a specific approach to self-observation and contemplative exploration that he calls inquiry, we learn how to stay within the comfy   of easily "being ourselves," with out interference from emotions of inadequacy, drivenness towards ambitions, suffering to determine issues out, and rejecting reviews we do not wish. Almaas explores the various stumbling blocks  that maintain us from being present—including defensiveness, lack of understanding, hope, aggression, and self-hatred—and exhibits us find out how to welcome with interest and compassion no matter what we're experiencing.

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La sagesse qui guérit

By Jean-Yves Leloup

Qu'est-ce que los angeles maladie ? Pourquoi suis-je malade ?

Question sans fin, qui en présuppose d'autres : qu'est-ce que être ? Qui suis-je ? Qui est malade ?

Dans los angeles continuité de ses ouvrages devenus des classiques : Manque et Plénitude et Prendre soin de l'être, Jean-Yves Leloup interroge les Thérapeutes d'Alexandrie, les penseurs de l'Antiquité, les différentes traditions spirituelles et les pratiques analytiques d'aujourd'hui, afin de nous conduire à nous « keepsake de l'essentiel ».

Ces sagesses prennent en compte l'intégralité de l'être humain (corps-âme-esprit-pneuma). Elles l'amènent à los angeles découverte de son Être authentique. On retrouve ici l'approche synthétique et transdisciplinaire qui caractérise l'oeuvre de Jean-Yves Leloup.

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Tao Te Ching

By Lao Tzu

In what could be the so much trustworthy translation of the Tao Te Ching, the translators have captured the terse, enigmatic great thing about the unique masterpiece with out embellishing it with own interpretation or bogging it down with explanatory notes. via stepping out of ways and letting the unique textual content converse for itself, they carry a powerfully direct event of the Tao Te Ching that could be a pleasure back to many times.

And for the 1st time in any translation of the Tao Te Ching, you can now engage with the textual content to event for your self the nuanced artwork of translating. In all the eighty-one chapters, one major line has been highlighted and along it are the unique chinese language characters with their transliteration. you could then flip to the word list and translate this line by yourself, thereby deepening your knowing of the unique textual content and of the myriad methods it may be translated into English.

Complementing the textual content are twenty-three impressive ink work brushed via Stephen Addiss and an advent by means of the esteemed Asia pupil Burton Watson.

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Foundations of Practical Magic: An Introduction to Qabalistic, Magical and Meditative Techniques

By Israel Regardie

Those essays, now revised and taken jointly, signify the fruit of a lifetime’s learn and adventure of occult suggestions. The emphasis all through is on useful tools of freeing the gigantic internal power on which magic relies, with the purpose of discovering “the jewel of a brand new life”―a existence choked with inventive percentages in line with an intensive renewal of consciousness.

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Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment (Enlightenment Series)

By Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha again to lifestyles during this gripping New York Times bestselling novel concerning the younger prince who deserted his inheritance to find his precise calling. This iconic trip replaced the realm ceaselessly, and the truths published proceed to steer each nook of the globe this day.

a tender guy in line for the throne is trapped in his father's country and yearns for the skin international. Betrayed y these closest to him, Siddhartha abandons his palace and princely name. Face-to-face together with his demons, he turns into a wandering monk and embarks on a religious speedy that includes him to the edge of loss of life. finally spotting his lack of ability to overcome his physique and brain through sheer will, Siddhartha transcends his actual discomfort and achieves enlightenment.

even though we realize Buddha at the present time as an icon of peace and serenity, his existence tale used to be a tumultuous and spellbinding affair packed with love and intercourse, homicide and loss, fight and give up. From the rocky terrain of the fabric global to the summit of the religious one, Buddha captivates and inspires—ultimately prime us towards figuring out the genuine nature of lifestyles and ourselves.

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The Power of Trees

Intimate in measurement but quietly breathtaking in scope, this swish present ebook will ceaselessly swap the way you imagine, and the way you're feeling, approximately bushes. In poetically sparse clinical observations, popular conservation biologist Gretchen day-by-day narrates the evolution, impression, and traditional ask yourself of bushes. along photos by way of Chuck Katz, the textual content and photographs shape a quiet and relocating meditation on The strength of Trees.

Twenty-six duotone black and white pictures illustrate the advance of bushes: how trunks have been shaped, what tree earrings let us know approximately human societies, and the way bushes outline the way forward for humanity. photographs of bushes threading in the course of the panorama - dotting mountainsides, braiding alongside the perimeters of glassine rivers - undergo witness to the lyrical strength and readability of Daily's observations.

Recreating the authors’ hike jointly in the course of the panorama of the Skagit River in Washington country, the balletic circulation among Daily’s remark and Katz’s imaginative and prescient reaches out to readers, inviting them to benefit from the panorama via a systematic knowing of timber. straight away emotional and highbrow, The strength of Trees is the 1st selection of nature pictures that invitations the reader not to purely savor the attractive play among gentle and shadow, but in addition the attention-grabbing ordinary mechanisms that create such amazing usual beauty.

An ecologist by way of education, Gretchen day-by-day is an across the world acclaimed conservancy recommend and pupil. Her position as a countrywide Trustee for the character Conservancy will characteristic prominently within the nationwide campaign to bridge the distance among clinical educators and the overall nature reader.

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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

By Karen Armstrong

In this crucial and thought-provoking paintings, Karen Armstrong—one of the main unique thinkers at the function of faith within the sleek world—provides an impassioned and functional advisor to supporting us make the area a extra compassionate place.
 
The twelve steps she indicates start with “Learn approximately Compassion,” and shut with “Love Your Enemies.” In among, she takes up self-love, mindfulness, affliction, sympathetic pleasure, the bounds of our wisdom of others, and “concern for everybody.” She stocks concrete how to aid us domesticate and extend our skill for compassion, and gives a studying record to inspire us to “hear one another’s narratives.” Armstrong teaches us that turning into a compassionate person is a lifelong venture and a trip full of rewards.

The First Step: know about Compassion
The moment Step: examine your individual World
The 3rd Step: Compassion for Yourself
The Fourth Step: Empathy
The 5th Step: Mindfulness
The 6th Step: Action
The 7th Step: How Little We Know
The 8th Step: How should still We communicate to at least one Another?
The 9th Step: trouble for Everybody
The 10th Step: Knowledge
The 11th Step: Recognition
The 12th Step: Love Your Enemies

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Revelations of Christ: Proclaimed by Paramhansa Yogananda by His Disciple, Swami Kriyananda

By Paramhansa Yogananda

This galvanizing booklet, offering the lessons of Christ from the adventure and point of view of Paramhansa Yogananda, one of many maximum religious masters of the 20th century, eventually bargains the clean viewpoint on Christ's teachings for which the area has been ready. This booklet offers us with a chance to appreciate and follow the Scriptures in a extra trustworthy means than the other: by way of learning lower than these saints who've communed without delay, in deep ecstasy, with Christ and God.

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