For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From bestselling author, neuroscientist, and “new atheist” Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the increasingly large numbers of people who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.
"Great insight into the mind"
Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, 2007.Winner of the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.
Known to the world as Papaji, Sri HWL Poonja introduced Satsang to the West. Eli Jaxon-Bear, who met Papaji before he was well known, set out on a mission of spreading Papaji's name and teachings to everyone. Wake Up and Roar: Satsang with Papaji is the profound result. It continues to thrive as a living teaching, awakening truth seekers with authentic and grounded wisdom from this great, beloved modern sage.
The theme of this four-day retreat: "It's Always Now" The Now is inseparable from who you are at the deepest level. It is the prerequisite of Being. As you listen to the words on this tape, you participate in the retreat. To "retreat" means to step back - not only from the outer world, but also from the world in your head, the thinking mind. Allow the sound of the words to take you beyond words and beyond sound to the stillness within.
A Course in Miracles, also known as "the Course" or ACIM, was scribed by Dr. Helen Schucman. It is a self-study course that aims to assist listeners, readers, and students in achieving spiritual transformation. Book 1: Text is largely theoretical, and sets forth the concepts on which the Course's thought system is based. Its ideas contain the foundation for the lessons in Book 2, the Workbook for Students.
Ever since medical school, Dr. Christiane Northrup has been guided by an essential truth about the way our bodies, minds, and souls are intertwined. It's the same truth Edgar Cayce expressed in this famous formula: The spirit is life. The mind is the builder. The physical is the result. When we don't grasp this - when we view our bodily well-being in isolation - life can devolve into constant worry about our health and constant battling to make our bodies "behave".
Is it possible to heal by thought alone - without drugs or surgery? The truth is that it happens more often than you might expect. In You Are the Placebo, Dr. Joe Dispenza shares numerous documented cases of those who reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis, and even the tremors of Parkinson's disease by believing in a placebo.
Something like 108 billion people have lived on our planet during its history, and despite all of the experiences in all of the lifetimes of all of those people, we have still not found a way to exist together in peace and harmony, much less create individual lives with a powerfully glorious, intrinsic meaning and a wonderfully joyful purpose. Life has such a meaning and purpose, but across thousands of years only a very small number of human beings seem to have really understood it. Until now. Now, everyone seems to be "getting it" all at once - and agreeing with one another, at last, that it truly is...The Only Thing That Matters.
"If you were God," asked Alan Watts, "what kind of universe would you create? A perfect one free of suffering and drama? Or one filled with surprise and delight?" With Just So, the celebrated philosopher and self-described "spiritual entertainer" invites us to explore the hidden dimensions that shape both the cosmos and our personal experience of it.
When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.
"Superb Insight Into Indian Life and Spirituality"
For so many people, whether your addiction is to a substance or merely to a certain way of thinking or acting, a profound humbling occurs when you realize that your problem is bigger than you are. The terror of realizing, even dimly, that you have no control over a self-destructive pattern of behavior - that as much as you would want to, you simply cannot stop - can mark a crucial turning point in your life. At that point, you go in one of two directions: either way, way down, or way, way up....
"an ahha moment"
In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today's world? Remarkable for the breadth and depth of its analysis, this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical is all the more startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced something genuinely new: they engage one of the most polarizing issues of our time - fearlessly and fully - and actually make progress.
"Vote 1 Maajid & Sam"
Suppose you could ask God the most puzzling questions about existence, and God would provide clear, understandable answers? It happened to Neale Donald Walsch. Conversations with God is Neale Donald Walsch's account of his direct conversations with God, beginning in 1992 while Walsch was immersed in a period of deep depression. He composed a letter to God in which he vented his frustrations, and much to his surprise, even shock, God answered him.
When challenges arise in your life, what happens inside of you? For many of us, the larger the problem, the more we resist, contract, and react unconsciously. On the other hand, explains Eckhart Tolle, in any given moment we have the chance to remain open to life, align with what is, and experience the natural sense of peace and aliveness that he calls "the joy of being".
Make no mistake - this book is not for everyone; it requires the listener to make a giant leap of faith and accept some very powerful if unusual concepts. However, for those unique individuals who are really ready to receive the message, The Secret Law of Attraction is a life-changing discovery. Rhonda Byrne's The Secret took the ancient wisdom of the law of attraction and exposed it to a mass market, but the real truth behind the activation of this law has nothing to do with positive thinking, mantras, or acting like a rich person to become rich.
"confirmation of truth"
Becoming Magic is book one of a complete course in becoming creator of your own exceptional life. In this book, I outline the exact steps which enabled me to move my own life from one of poverty and drudgery, to one of previously unimaginable wealth, purpose and joy. But Magic? I do hope you are joking! That's what I would have said, five or ten years ago. I once despised all things 'New-Age'; all these spiritual types and their airy-fairy views, their bad science and their irrational beliefs.
The Soul System of Tarot is a no-nonsense book aimed at those looking to take life by the horns and make some serious progress in their spiritual life. This text will jumpstart the listener's spiritual quest, as well as their understanding of the hermetic arts (no matter where they find themselves in life currently). Given societal uncertainty, the wisdom of the hermetic arts have never been more needed in the world.
An intelligent, intellectually rigorous examination of why the Christian faith still makes sense in an age of scepticism. As the pastor of an inner-city church in New York City, Timothy Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced doubts sceptics bring to his church as well as the most important reasons for faith. In The Reason for God, he addresses each doubt and explains each reason.
"brilliant much more than expected"
2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of C. S. Lewis’s classic, Mere Christianity. Having sold over half a million copies in the UK alone, his overview of Christianity has been imitated many times, but never outdone. Mere Christianity brings together Lewis’s legendary broadcasts from the war years; talks in which he set out simply to ‘"explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times."
"Logical and hard to argue with."
A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.
"Thoroughly thought provoking"
Take part in an Om-Session: step into the temple of inner happiness, oscillate in resonance, step out into the world calmly and relaxed. Reach a state of deep relaxation through the vibrations of your own voice and the opening of your resonance space in your chest. Actually it is quite simple: to compose yourself again, to ground yourself again - you only need your voice and your own - yourself concerning - Mantra.
An old farmer and a horse named Rascal teach a young man about love, compassion, and acceptance.
What do you think about life? To whom, does your life belong? Have you figured out life? Your life or someone else's? Life is not what it seems, my friend. All life belongs to God, and all souls go back to him.
Florence Scovel Shinn was a gifted teacher who shaped the fields of spiritual growth and new age thought. Her practical, straightforward style empowered countless people to trust their inner knowing and overcome their challenges. With an introduction by self-help luminary Louise Hay, who credits Florence as one of her early inspirations, this simple yet poignant book - which contains original, previously unpublished text - can help you positively transform your life.
Dr. Marlene Payne provides a guide to mental health for missionaries, their families, church leaders and therapists. Through anonymous case studies and personal interviews with mission presidents and returned missionaries, she addresses the most common psychiatric disorders, their definition, course, and treatment, including: bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, body dysmorphic disorder and Asperger's syndrome.
Some of you who know me know that I have a very powerful relationship with Goddess energy. I find personally that the magick that employs the Goddess is simply more powerful for me. I don't know exactly why. Perhaps it is just my personal experience or my karma that the divine Feminine speaks through and to me. I don't know. But I do know that almost all rituals I perform include the Goddess energy. Not that I don't use male energy at all, I do, but for my personal every day practice, it is rare.
Miracle in Reykjavík is a true-life account of a spectacular miracle that changed the lives of many. Many people seem to think that miracles were only performed in the earliest days of the Church. They do not see the miraculous work of God the Father, even when it slaps them in the face. If you have ever wondered if God still performs miracles, this is the story for you.
It has been said that "life is hard", but that is only because so many have forgotten their own birthright. It has been said that "we don't come with user manuals", but that is only because so many have forgotten their own birthright. That birthright is within you, within your control. In fact, it is really the only thing in your control.
You will not achieve fulfillment and happiness until you allow God to be the architect of your reality. Imagine that with a few moments each day, you could begin the powerful transformation toward complete control of your own life and well-being through prayer. You will be able to release all fear and doubt simply because you know that God gives you the strength. You can utilize this simple, proven technique to regain the lost comforts of joy, love, and fulfillment in your life.
Before he had turned 21, Michael Wear found himself deep inside the halls of power in the Obama administration as one of the youngest-ever White House staffers. Appointed by the president in 2008 to the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and later directing faith outreach for the president's 2012 reelection campaign, Wear threw himself wholeheartedly into transforming hope into change, experiencing firsthand the highs and lows of working as a Christian in government.
One of the greatest challenges facing Christians today is the powerful influence of secular thinking. From all directions we're fed a constant barrage of persuasive - yet unbiblical - worldviews. This makes it difficult to know where to stand on today's most talked-about issues. The leadership team at Grace Community Church, along with their pastor, John MacArthur, provide much-needed discernment and clarity in the midst of rampant confusion. Using the Bible as the foundation, you'll learn how to develop a Christian perspective on key issues.
From broken-glass-strewn streets of the East Bronx to an astounding revelation of the structure of all that is, we learn eventually that it is the soul, the part of God, all that is, which resides within each of us, that drives our longing for peace and love. All we have to learn, regardless of which path we choose to express our unique gifts or where we are placed on the planet, is how to love one another.
The Egyptians were a visionary people. They had Seers, what they called "Peter" in Egyptian. What scholars refer to as myths are in reality prophesies and therefore can be referred to as scripture. One such prophesy has to do with the Egyptian god Osiris. The Greek historian Plutarch wrote about the death of Osiris beyond what the Egyptian texts do. In his account Osiris was the king of Egypt.
How do you manage to stay afloat and keep your faith in a changing world? How about getting advice from those who have a wider perspective because they are from a different planet and see much more than we do? Psychic and author Elsabe Smit received these messages of assurance and explanation from the Pleiades and is finally sharing them with those who are ready to listen and act.
Astral Magick is the traveler's guide to results-based astral projection and beyond, using a blend of occult spellcraft, mythic understanding, and personal empowerment to set you on the path to becoming a limitless adventurer in the otherworldly realms of the astral plane.
In this book I break down every astronomical occurrence. I tell its historical context and how they are to be interpreted by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. And I give examples of actual fulfillments of signs in the heavens along with predictions for 2017.
What if by using the principles of logical argument, we can identify a true religion? Could we then not identify its existence from among the world's religions? And should we not promote that religion as the one and only true religion? The idea of a Utopian religion shouldn't scare anyone, but rather it should be sought after and embraced. The idea that we as a people can identify a true religion means that we must discard false or illogical religion and religious concepts.