Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide

By Aryeh Kaplan

Students of mediation tend to be stunned to find Jewish mediation culture exists and that it was once an real and fundamental a part of mainstream Judaism till the eighteenth century.
 
Jewish Meditation is a step by step creation to meditation and the Jewish perform of meditation particularly. This sensible advisor covers such issues as mantra meditation, contemplation, and visualization inside a Jewish context. It indicates us the best way to use meditative concepts to reinforce prayer utilizing the normal liturgy—the Amidah and the Shema. via basic routines and transparent motives of idea, Rabbi Kaplan provides us the instruments to improve our religious capability via an authentically Jewish meditative practice.

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Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti

Counted between his admirers are Jonas Salk, Aldous Huxley, David Hockney, and Van Morrison, besides numerous different philosophers, artist, writers and scholars of the non secular direction. Now the trustees of Krishnamurti’s paintings have amassed his absolute best and so much illuminating writings and talks to give in a single quantity the really crucial principles of this nice religious thinker.Total Freedom contains decisions from Krishnamurti’s early works, his ‘Commentaries on Living’, and his discourses on lifestyles, the self, meditation, intercourse and love. those writings demonstrate Krishnamuri’s middle teachings of their complete eloquence and tool: the character of non-public freedom; the mysteries of existence and demise; and the ‘pathless land’, the private look for fact and peace. caution readers clear of blind obedience to creeds or academics – together with himself – Krishnamurti celebrated the person quest for fact, and therefore grew to become on of the main influential publications for independent-minded seekers of the 20 th century – and past.

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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 so much influential e-book of psychiatric and non secular guideline 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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The Key: A True Encounter

By Whitley Strieber

From the bestselling writer of Communion comes the mysterious actual tale of the way an unknown customer barged into Streiber's inn room past due one night--and imparted notable classes in own improvement and man's destiny that problem us to reconsider each assumption concerning the which means of lifestyles.

At two-thirty within the morning of June 6, 1998, Whitley Streiber was once woke up via someone knocking on his resort room door. a guy got here in, and every little thing he acknowledged used to be life-altering.

this can be the unsettling and eventually enlightening narrative of what occurred that evening. Strieber was once by no means rather convinced who this unusual and figuring out customer was--a "Master of Wisdom"? A determine from a distinct realm of awareness? A preternaturally clever being? He known as him the grasp of the major. the single factor of which Strieber was once sure is that either the guy and the come across have been genuine.

the most crisis of the grasp of the bottom line is to save lots of every one people from self-imprisonment. "Mankind is trapped," the stranger tells Strieber. "I are looking to assist you spring the trap." In a sweeping alternate among Strieber and the stranger--which takes the shape of a classical scholar- instructor discussion in pursuit of internal understanding--the unknown guy provides a lesson in human power, esoteric psychology, and man's destiny. He illuminates why guy has been stuck in a cycle of repeat violence and self-destruction--and the narrow, yet very genuine, threat for liberate.

In its breadth and intimacy, The Key is on par with modern metaphysical traditions, resembling A direction in Miracles, or perhaps with the dialogues of recent knowledge lecturers, resembling D.T. Suzuki and Carl Jung.

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The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

By Alan Watts

On the root of human clash is our primary false impression of who we're. the semblance that we're remoted beings, unconnected to the remainder of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” global with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of know-how and our violent and opposed subjugation of the flora and fauna. In The Book, thinker Alan Watts presents us with a much-needed resolution to the matter of non-public id, distilling and adapting the traditional Hindu philosophy of Vedanta to assist us remember that the self is actually the foundation and flooring of the universe. during this mind-opening and revelatory paintings, Watts has crafted a primer on what it capacity to be human—and a handbook of initiation into the critical secret of life.

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The Unhealed Wound: The Church, the Priesthood, and the Question of Sexuality

Kennedy, a psychologist, former priest, and a number one Catholic writer and student, addresses essentially the most compelling but undiscussed matters within the Church: human sexuality. The Unhealed Wound is a penetrating and insightful learn of the unresolved conflicts Catholics face concerning either their sexuality and spirituality, deep conflicts which develop progressively more severe as they continue to be unaddressed in the Church.

He astutely but respectfully takes to job a religion that-despite the truth of erotic love as a normal and human element of lifestyles itself-condemns contraception, marriage for monks, and intercourse open air of marriage. The Unhealed Wound also examines the Church's ambitious hierarchy, not easy these clerics who uphold papal edicts unthinkingly. Articulately postulating our don't need to purely to appreciate yet have a good time our personal sexuality, this publication will engender either controversy and heated discussion between trendy students, scholars, and believers of Catholicism.

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The Peacegiver: How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes

By James L. Ferrell

How is Christ the reply to a strained courting with baby, dad or mum or sibling? What if i'm being mistreated—what does the atonement say approximately that? How am i able to detect the will to repent while I don't suppose the necessity to repent? those are the difficult questions of lifestyle, the inquiries to which the gospel needs to supply a solution whether it is to have residing, detoxing, redeeming strength.

The Peacegiver is a booklet concerning the solutions to those questions. In either content material and shape it truly is in contrast to different books concerning the atonement, for it unfolds as compelling tale within which the characters find out about the Atonement as they try over the issues of their lives—problems we every one percentage. The e-book for that reason permits us not just to "learn about" the Atonement but additionally to have an adventure with it. "My peace I supply unto you," the Savior declared. The Peacegiver explores in a deeply own method what we needs to do to obtain the peace he stands prepared to offer.

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The Freedom to Be (Diamond Heart, Book 2)

By A. H. Almaas

We are living in a global of puzzle, ask yourself, and wonder. yet so much folks seldom perform this actual international, being targeted really at the components which are as a rule strife, affliction, or meaninglessness. the placement is essentially because of our no longer knowing and residing our complete human capability. This strength may be actualized through the conclusion and improvement of human essence. The human essence is the a part of us that's innate and genuine, and that could perform the true international.

The sequence of books Diamond middle are transcriptions of talks given by way of A. H. Almaas to internal paintings teams in Colorado and California.

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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, characterize the fruit of a lifetime’s research and event of occult ideas. The emphasis all through is on functional tools of liberating the titanic internal capability on which magic relies, with the purpose of discovering “the jewel of a brand new life”―a lifestyles jam-packed with artistic probabilities in accordance with an intensive renewal of consciousness.

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Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer

By Max Lucado

All of us pray . . . some.

We pray to stick sober, founded, or solvent. whilst the lump is deemed malignant. while the cash runs out sooner than the month does. while the wedding is falling aside. We pray.

But wouldn't we adore to wish extra? higher? enhanced? With extra hearth, religion, and fervency?

Yet we've got little ones to feed, debts to pay, time cut-off dates to fulfill. The calendar pounces on our stable intentions like a tiger on a rabbit. And what approximately our checkered heritage with prayer? doubtful phrases. Unmet expectancies. Unanswered requests.

We aren't the 1st to fight with prayer. the 1st fans of Jesus wanted prayer assistance too. actually, prayer is the one educational they ever requested.

And Jesus gave them a prayer. no longer a lecture on prayer. now not the doctrine of prayer. He gave them a quotable, repeatable, moveable prayer. Couldn't we use the same?

In sooner than Amen best-selling writer Max Lucado joins readers on a trip to the very middle of biblical prayer, supplying desire for doubts and self belief even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers within the Bible right down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds readers that prayer isn't really a privilege for the pious nor the artwork of a selected few. Prayer is just a heartfelt dialog among God and his baby. enable the dialog begin.

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