The Art of Silence
By Amber Hatch
Discover the art of silence In our day-to-day lives, most of us are absolutely bombarded by sound and visual stimuli. We lurch from one activity to the next feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Messages from media, advertising and popular culture tell us that having more will help us find happiness, yet instead we feel overloaded and burnt out. The Art of Silence offers us an antidote.It explores how we can use silence as a strategy for living well; a guiding principle to help us reign in our chaotic lifestyles and redress the balance of this crazy, noisy world that we live in. It can give us the space we need to allow our bodies and minds to relax and become the healthy, wholesome individuals we want to be. The Art of Silence explores three ways that we can harness the power of silence and bring more of it into our lives. It considers how we can take practical steps to quiet our environments and timetables; how we can cultivate peaceful relationships; and how we can work with the mind to nurture an inner peace, regardless of the circumstances.
The Art of Finding Yourself
By Fiona Robertson
Our identities are built on the stories we tell ourselves about our experiences, other people, and the world, and on the beliefs that we're truly separate beings and that there's something wrong with us-the roots of all suffering. But when you have the courage to really inquire, you discover that your story is not real, your image is not real, and even your woundedness is not real. All that's left is truth: you are not the person you've taken yourself to be, and you're certainly not alone. With the Living Inquiries, you have an effective, structured method for realizing that you are not separate or deficient.In The Art of Finding Yourself, Robertson shares how her own sense of suffering-especially the deep, painful belief that there was something wrong with her-led her to the Living Inquiries, and what this self-inquisitive process looks like in real life. In reflecting on her own personal journey, she helps you explore and unravel the stories that keep you feeling isolated and not good enough. "Living the inquiries" means approaching life without protecting your story, defending your self-image, or hiding from your deepest pain. It's living with no added analysis, interpretation, judgment, or theorizing, and it can transform your life!No matter how flawed or enlightened you think you are, no matter how much work you think you've done or left undone, you're always faced with life and influenced by your own stories-and getting beyond those stories requires a deep, inward journey. With this book, you'll discover what it means to realize you are not the separate self you thought you were, and find engaging, insightful reflections on how to move forward in life using the transformative Living Inquiries.
By Laura Davis Werezak
Our world is full of distractions that do not promote the health of individual souls. What can people do when they feel they have no time or ways to find God? In her new book ATTEND, Laura Davis Werezak reminds readers to encounter God through 40 brief everyday activities that they have been taking for granted, from opening a window to jotting down a dream. Modern life and technology increasingly render these activities obsolete, and readers who struggle to connect with God through "typical" devotions will discover depth in their everyday lives through each beautifully written exercise. Like the wisdom Brother Lawrence provided in his 17th century spiritual classic The Practice of the Presence of God, these daily reminders guide readers to appreciate God in our midst today.
By Greg Goode
It was a feeling of separation and a need for nonphysical nourishment that led Greg Goode on a spiritual search, sorting through a variety of traditions and their doctrines, and eventually to non-duality and the Direct Path approach to self-inquiry. In this book, he offers an accessible, non-dogmatic guide to this process, sharing secrets of the Direct Path that are rarely revealed.Rather than a prescriptive, step-by-step book, After Awareness is a presentation of how the Direct Path works, examining lesser-known aspects of the path and providing context, examples, and critiques of its methods. You'll learn how to use the tools of non-dual self-inquiry-as well as when to discard them-and find a set of less doctrinaire terms and pointers for discussing non-dual awareness and the Direct Path in a twenty-first-century context.With this open, pragmatic, and deconstructive approach, you'll see the Direct Path from all angles and be able to draw your own conclusions. You'll also discover ways to talk about self-inquiry and non-dual awareness in mixed settings. Most important, you'll learn how an exploration that begins with everyday perspectives and experiential investigations into the nature of the "I" can lead to a sense of true peace, free from all judgments and self-consciousness.
By Stephen Joseph
The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives. People strive for joined-up living, where on the one hand what they say and do reflects what they think and feel, and on the other what they think and feel reflects who they are.Stephen Joseph has pioneered developments in research into authenticity, drawing on the solid science of positive psychology to develop what has become one of the gold-standard tests for assessing authenticity. His and others' findings reveal that when people are in relationships in which they feel accepted, understood and valued, they drop their defences. They naturally begin to examine themselves psychologically, accommodate new information and live more authentically. What's more, the latest studies reveal that it is authenticity that leads to true happiness.In Authentic, Stephen Joseph presents his fresh and inspiring perspective on the psychology of authenticity alongside practical advice and exercises for the reader. Drawing on the wisdom of existential philosophers, the insights and research of psychologists, and case studies from his own and others' clinical experiences, he shows how authenticity is the foundation of human flourishing - as well as how the ideas relate to debates about the importance of happiness.
ABCs Of Christianity
By Terdema Ussery
Yes, this is Grandma's religion. The underpinnings are the same rock solid concepts taught for 2,000 years. But this book is what texting is to ancient scrolls with each concept presented in concise, almost outline, form. Every doctrine is further referenced by Scripture, allowing readers to use the Bible translation of their choice-whether it be a leather-bound King James Version on onion-skin paper, a Biblical translation app, (on phone or tablet), or favorite spirituality Internet site. Stripped of anecdotes, wordsmithing, and other mechanics used to communicate biblical truth, this handbook is meant to serve all who wish to live in the now and experience the gift of actively knowing God.
By Iván Sende
Our hero (is he Ivan himself, or is he "Everyman?") searches for the "Truth with a capital T" across Asia and at home in his native Spain. He goes through stages that you may recognize in yourself or others-often amusing with hindsight, but not always so at the time. To tell you any more would be to spoil your fun-suffice it to say that you may find yourself reading it quite quickly and then going back to re-read more carefully the parts that touched you. Iván Sende has travelled widely in the East. He has wrestled with the concept of no-self and other conundrums of the spiritual search. The "seemingly banal" events that happened in India were (with hindsight) a turning point, but his journey while at home in Spain is as enthralling as anything that happened on his travels in "exotic" countries. Ivan is an artist and illustrator and lives in Spain.
The Angel Effect
By John Geiger
The author of the bestselling The Third Man Factor examines the shockingly common phenomenon of the"Angel Effect&rdquo: when people feel visited by an otherworldly presence in times of great danger or desperation.Do"angels&rdquo exist?I If so, are they heaven-sent or products of the human brain? After the publication of the bestseller The Third Man Factor, which examined the phenomenon of explorers who found themselves at the edge of death and experienced a benevolent presence that led them out of the impossible, John Geiger was inundated with firsthand accounts from people who had the same experience- a vivid presence that aided them as they faced crises ranging from physical and sexual assaults to automobile accidents, airplane crashes, serious illness, childbirth, and depression. The Angel Effect examines this phenomenon, and Geiger argues that it has the potential to aid us, even to save us, and asks whether it is a trainable skill. He investigates the numerous experiences along with historical accounts and scientific research as he reveals compelling discoveries about the human brain and our innate capacity to hope.
Afterlives Of The Rich And Famous
By Sylvia Browne
In AFTERLIVES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS, renowned psychic Sylvia Browne explains exactly what happens to our spirits when our bodies stop living. She describes what the Other Side is like, and how the celebrities that we have lost are coping in the world beyond. She begins with a brief biography of each celebrity, which helps lend important context to what is happening to them now in the afterlife. She then shares whatever information the celebrities care to discuss with her via her Spirit Guide Francine. Her insights include their regrets, their private thoughts, their role in the afterlife, details of who they visit on earth, and their plans for reincarnation if they have any. It is also fascinating to discover which celebrities strike up friendships and spend time together on the Other Side!Celebrities featured include: Elvis Presley, Princess Diana, Patrick Swayze, Anna Nicole Smith, Brittany Murphy, Heath Ledger, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Grace Kelly, Bob Marley and Audrey Hepburn.
The Art of Biblical Poetry
By Robert Alter
Three decades ago, renowned literary expert Robert Alter radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as not only a human creation but a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. In The Art of Biblical Poetry , his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative , Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible. Updated with a new preface, myriad revisions, and passages from Alter's own critically acclaimed biblical translations, The Art of Biblical Poetry is an indispensable tool for understanding the Bible and its poetry.
The Almighty Mackerel and His Holy Bootstraps
By J.C. Amberchele
Perhaps if something is said over and over a hundred different ways, it will finally sink in. And perhaps not. But if it is seen just once.... This book is an offering by the Absolute; an expression of a realization ultimately had by no one. Part I is comprised of 15 essays. The dialogues in Part II are based on conversations with five other incarcerated men over a period of four years. The author is indebted to these men, and to the English philosopher and spiritual teacher Douglas E. Harding for the awareness exercises and many of the terms presented in this book, and for his unique and incomparable expression of non-dual wisdom.
By Richard John Neuhaus
Christians are by their nature a people out of place. Their true home is with God in civic life, they are alien citizens in but not of the world." In American Babylon , eminent theologian Richard John Neuhaus examines the particular truth of that ambiguity for Catholics in America today. Neuhaus addresses the essential quandaries of Catholic life,assessing how Catholics can keep their heads above water in the sea of immorality that confronts them in the world, how they can be patriotic even though their true country is not in this world, and how they might reconcile their duties as citizens with their commitment to God. Deeply learned, frequently combative, and always eloquent, American Babylon is Neuhaus's magnum opus ,and will be essential reading for all Christians.
The Acupuncture Handbook
By Angela Hicks
Acupuncture is one of the most popular and widely accepted complementary therapies available to the general public. And yet many of us know little about it, what it can be used for, and how it works. This book explains: * What it feels like to have treatment* How acupuncture works* How acupuncture helps to balance your energy and strengthen your immune system* How it can successfully treat a wide variety of ailments, from panic attacks to hot flushes, asthma, joint pains and the common cold* Which of the 'Five Element' types you are and how this relates to your health* How acupuncture can be used safely and effectively to treat pregnant women, children, and animals* How to find the right practitioner. Self-help information and questionnaires are also included to enable you to discover more about your diagnosis.
By Elizabeth Fulton, Kathleen Prasad
Reiki is particularly effective in healing animals but there is very little specific information currently available. Whether you are a newcomer to the field of energy medicine, an experienced practitioner or an animal lover committed to learning everything you can about your companion's health, ANIMAL REIKI will open your eyes to a new level of healing and wellbeing. Discover how Reiki can: help maintain your animal's health on all levels; heal physical illness and injury; aid in emotional healing following trauma, abuse or neglect; accelerate healing after surgey; and provide comfort and support for dying animals.From dogs and cats to horses and birds, this book is everything you need to understand and appreciate the power of Reiki to heal and deepen the bond with the animals in your life.The book contains helpful black and white photos showing the hand positions for healing.
By Cassandra Eason
In the frantic modern world many people want to discover easy ways to improve the harmony of their lives, reduce stress and resolve problems. ANGEL MAGIC is a delightful, user-friendly guide to angels for busy people, providing inspiration and guidance in an easily-accessible format. Based in ancient tradition, the power of angels can be used to benefit you in many different ways. Cassandra reveals: * Angels to guide and inspire in every aspect of your life including love, prosperity and career * Advice on how to contact specific angels for specific situations * Ways to work with angels for healing, protection and wellbeing* A list of 250 named angels, with explanations on how they relate to the modern world and the individual's needsThis delightful, user-friendly guide to angels also makes a perfect gift.
All Pets Go To Heaven
By Sylvia Browne
The death of a pet is always a heart wrenching event. But in ALL PETS GO TO HEAVEN, Sylvia Browne uses her special psychic gift to provide comfort for those grieving over the loss of a beloved animal by showing how pets continue to be with us even after their deaths.Sylvia uses four decades' worth of research and true stories from her extraordinary career to reveal the psychic abilities of cats, dogs, horses and other creatures that have shared our homes and our hearts. She describes the unique personalities, quirks, habits and emotions that provide them with a soul. She explains how animals live on beyond the grave, and gives readers a unique peek into heartwarming tales of never-ending loyalty, heroic deeds and comic behaviour that show that pets are true human companions on both sides of life.
Arriving At Your Own Door
By Jon Kabat-Zinn
In Coming to Our Senses, internationally renowned author Jon Kabat-Zinn wrote the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our physical and spiritual wellbeing. Arriving at Your Own Door is the perfect gift for his many fans: a beautifully illustrated collection of 108 verses excerpted from that acclaimed work. These gems of knowledge provide simple, intuitive ways to achieve deeper understanding of our genius, our beauty and our life path in a complicated and rapidly changing world.
An Infinity of Little Hours
By Nancy Klein Maguire
In 1960, five young men arrived at the imposing gates of Parkminster, the largest centre of the most rigorous and ascetic monastic order in the Western world: the Carthusians. This is the story of their five-year journey into a society virtually unchanged in its behaviour and lifestyle since its foundation in 1084. An Infinity of Little Hours is a uniquely intimate portrait of the customs and practices of a monastic order almost entirely unknown until now. It is also a drama of the men's struggle as they avoid the 1960s,the decade of hedonism, music, fashion, and amorality,and enter an entirely different era and a spiritual world of their own making. After five years each must face a choice: to make "solemn profession" and never leave Parkminster or to turn his back on his life's ambition to find God in solitude. A remarkable investigative work, the book combines first-hand testimony with unique source material to describe the Carthusian life. And in the final chapter, which recounts a reunion forty years after the events described elsewhere in the book, Nancy Klein Maguire reveals which of the five succeeded in their quest, and which did not.
Act on Life Not on Anger
By Georg H. Eifert
If you'd tried to control problem anger before with little success, this book offers you a new approach to try. Instead of asking you to struggle even harder with anger, this book helps you to drop the rope in your tug-of-war with anger using a new set of principles and techniques: acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). You'll start by learning how to accept your angry feelings as they occur, without struggling to alter or impede them in any way. Then, using techniques based in mindfulness practice, you'll find out how to watch your anger without identifying with it. Value-identification exercises help you decide what matters most to you and then commit to short- and long-term goals that turn these values into reality. In the process, anger simply loses power over your life-in the process, you'll gain the most profound control, accomplished by simply letting go.
By Nathan Gill
Nathan Gill is a rare voice in contemporary spirituality. Speaking with consistent clarity, he points out that all prescriptions for escape from the drama of separation instead serve as its reinforcement. Compiled from transcripts of one-to-one dialogues and group meetings, the talks featured in Already Awake present the essential message of non-duality in a profound yet straightforward way. Also included by way of an introduction to the main text, is a revised version of Nathan's first book, Clarity.