Lost Masters

Rediscovering the Mysticism of the Ancient Greek Philosophers
Author: Linda Johnsen
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608684393
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 240
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Ashrams in Europe twenty-five hundred years ago? Greek philosophers studying in India? Meditation classes in ancient Rome? It sounds unbelievable, but it’s historically true. Alexander the Great had an Indian guru. Pythagoras, Empedocles, and Plotinus all encouraged their students to meditate. Apollonius, the most famous Western sage of the first century c.e., visited both India and Egypt—and claimed that Egyptian wisdom was rooted in India. In Lost Masters, award-winning author Linda Johnsen, digging deep into classical sources, uncovers evidence of astonishing similarities between some of the ancient Western world’s greatest thinkers and India’s yogis, including a belief in karma and reincarnation. Today ancient Greek philosophers are remembered as the founders of Western science and civilization. We’ve forgotten that for over a thousand years they were revered as sages, masters of spiritual wisdom. Lost Masters is an exploration of our long-lost Western spiritual heritage and the surprising insights it can offer us today.

Lost Masters

Sages of Ancient Greece
Author: Linda Johnsen
Publisher: Himalayan Inst Press
ISBN: 9780893892609
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 217
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Reveals the historical connections between ancient Greece and the yogis of the Himalayas. Influential thinkers--including Plata and Pythagoras--were influenced by sages of the East.

Meditation is Boring?

Putting Life in Your Spiritual Practice
Author: Linda Johnsen
Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press
ISBN: 9780893891794
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 126
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Linda Johnsen combines an engaging writing style with her own amazing experiences to show that meditation is not boring -- it is an experience of intense mental absorption that makes all of life more engaging and clear. In this book she offers guidance on meditation and discusses selfless service, the role of spiritual teachers, and general principles of living a spiritual life.

Daughters of the Goddess

The Women Saints of India
Author: Linda Johnsen
Publisher: Yes International Publishers
ISBN: 9780936663098
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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This book takes us along on a search for the feminine face of God. We travel with Linda Johnsen for a fascinating investigation of the great women saints of India who manifest the divine in their lives. Together with her we comb the scriptures, meet the holy ones, and are led, step by step, to sit in awe at the feet of six remarkable, contemporary women.

In the Dark Places of Wisdom


Author: Peter Kingsley
Publisher: Duckworth Publishing
ISBN: 9780715631195
Category:
Page: 255
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This book brings the key evidence together and presents a new picture of Parmenides, the ancient Greek poet, as priest, initiate and healer.

The Calm Center

Reflections and Meditations for Spiritual Awakening
Author: Steve Taylor
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683311
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 128
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Discover the Essence of Who You Really Are These powerful meditations and poetic reflections will comfort, inspire, and gently bring you out of the hectic day-to-day and back to the bedrock of peace, and even joy, of your true, essential, and authentic self. By encouraging you to see the limitations of your everyday, conditioned personality, Steve Taylor empowers you to step outside of it so you can breathe the fresh air of freedom. His words will guide you on a journey through the landscape of wider awareness, pointing out the obstacles and landmarks along the way to enlightenment. A profound modern spiritual text with the power to transmit awakening, The Calm Center will help you open to the deepest and highest experiences of a life fully lived.

Parenting with Presence

Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids
Author: Susan Stiffelman, MFT
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683265
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
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Our children can be our greatest teachers. Parenting expert Susan Stiffelman writes that the very behaviors that push our buttons — refusing to cooperate or ignoring our requests — can help us build awareness and shed old patterns, allowing us to raise our children with greater ease and enjoyment. Filled with practical advice, powerful exercises, and fascinating stories from her clinical work, Parenting with Presence teaches us how to become the parents we most want to be while raising confident, caring children. “Shows parents how they can transform parenting into a spiritual practice.” — Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now “Clear, wise, soulful, and poetic.” — Alanis Morissette

Expect the Unexpected

Bringing Peace, Healing, and Hope from the Other Side
Author: Bill Philipps
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608684962
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 232
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Love Reaches Us in Many Ways With testimonies from everyday men and women, celebrities, business leaders, and one-time skeptics, Expect the Unexpected is an honest firsthand account of how spirits communicate with Bill Philipps, why he believes they chose him to do this, and how he works with them to ultimately convey their messages. As Philipps confirms, it is normal to ask questions about what happens to our loved ones after death and to hope to reconnect with them. He offers insight and suggestions to help you ask for and receive signs with or without a medium and shows why he is convinced that readings always contain the possibility for love, peace, healing, and hope.

The Leap

The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening
Author: Steve Taylor
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608684474
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 320
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What does it mean to be enlightened or spiritually awakened? In The Leap, Steve Taylor shows that this state is much more common than is generally believed. He shows that ordinary people — from all walks of life — can and do regularly “wake up” to a more intense reality, even if they know nothing about spiritual practices and paths. Wakefulness is a more expansive and harmonious state of being that can be cultivated or that can arise accidentally. It may also be a process we are undergoing collectively. Drawing on his years of research as a psychologist and on his own experiences, Taylor provides what is perhaps the clearest psychological study of the state of wakefulness ever published. Above all, he reminds us that it is our most natural state — accessible to us all, anytime, anyplace.

Return to the One

Plotinus's Guide to God-realization : a Modern Exposition of an Ancient Classic, the Enneads
Author: Brian Hines
Publisher: Unlimited Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781588321008
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 369
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In the Enneads, 3rd century mystic philosopher Plotinus synthesized a thousand years of accumulated Greek wisdom with his own profound mystical experiences. What is the nature of God? Of spirit? Of soul? In what fashion can God be realized? How can the va

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition


Author: Linda Johnsen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101052570
Category: Religion
Page: 432
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A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, the caste system, and much more. ? Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world, with over 765 million followers worldwide ? Updated information on the state of Hinduism today ? An exploration of the Hindu paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and laya yoga ? Expanded information on the Hindu Reformation

From Light Into Darkness

The Evolution of Religion in Ancient Egypt
Author: Stephen Mehler
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1939149371
Category:
Page: N.A
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Building on the esoteric information first revealed in Land of Osiris, this exciting book presents more of Abd'El Hakim's oral traditions, with radical new interpretations of how religion evolved in prehistoric and dynastic Khemit, or Egypt. * Have popular modern religions developed out of practices in ancient Egypt? * Did religion in Egypt represent only a shadow of the spiritual practices of prehistoric people? * Have the Western Mystery Schools such as the Rosicrucian Order evolved from these ancient systems? * Author Mehler explores the teachings of the King Akhenaten and the real Moses, the true identity of the Hyksos, and Akhenaten's connections to The Exodus, Judaism and the Rosicrucian Order. Here for the first time in the West, are the spiritual teachings of the ancient Khemitians, the foundation for the coming new cycle of consciousness-The Awakening; more.

The Living Goddess

Reclaiming the Tradition of the Mother of the Universe
Author: Linda Johnsen
Publisher: Yes International Publishers
ISBN: 9780936663289
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 186
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This beautiful book takes us to India today and shows us a Goddess who flourishes in temples, festivals, and in the hearts of millions. Johnsen penetrates the heart of the tradition to reveal that it offers not only an honouring of fertility and feminine values, but an amazing revelation of the limitless potentials of human consciousness.

American Boy

A Life Inspired by American Ideals
Author: Professor Fola Soremekun
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1973623102
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 330
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This is an exhilarating autobiography of a dreamer, adventurer, historian, and a pioneer. In a captivating narrative that holds the readers attention throughout, Professor Soremekun weaves emotional, heartfelt, and sometimes humorous stories of his life in the context of his beloved family, his unshakeable faith, and major historical world events all of which greatly influenced him. The theme that drives and sustains him is truly the American spirit, in which he steeped himself at a young age. That and an innate drive early on in life earned him the nickname American Boy by his Nigerian peers. The culmination of his dreams was his journey, by sea, to the United States for school in 1956 and a half-century teaching career that periodically took him back to Africa (Nigeria and Zambia) and to traverse other continents and countries around the globe. After retiring in 2012 from Citrus College in California, Professor Soremekun returned to his native Nigeria where he currently lives out his dream of training a new generation inspired by the same ideals.

The Sound of Listening

A Retreat Journal from Thomas Merton's Hermitage
Author: John Dear
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 159752820X
Category: Religion
Page: 126
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In 1996, Jesuit activist John Dear spent several weeks on silent retreat in Thomas Merton's hermitage on the grounds of the Abbey of Gethsemani near Louisville, Kentucky. His journal from those days of silence and solitude invites us into Merton's own spirit of peace. The Sound of Listening takes us into both the journey of John Dear and Thomas Merton, and our own journey to peace and new life. As we enter these days of peace, we pray with John Dear the peace prayer of St. Francis and join our voice to his Updated Version of the Apostles' Creed. Together, we emerge ready for the struggle for justice, renewed for the journey of nonviolence, and enlightened to speak the good news of peace to a wartorn world.

What is Reality?


Author: Ervin Laszlo with Alexander Laszlo, Foreword by Deepak Chopra and Introduction by Stanislav Grof
Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1590793994
Category:
Page: N.A
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Guardians of Being

Spiritual Teachings from Our Dogs and Cats
Author: Eckhart Tolle
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608681203
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 128
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This wonderfully unique collaboration brings together two masters of their fields, joining original words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle with delightful illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS. Every heartwarming page provokes thought, insight, and smiling reverence for all beings and each moment. More than a collection of witty and charming drawings, the marriage of Patrick McDonnell's art and Eckhart Tolle's words conveys a profound love of nature, of animals, of humans, of all life-forms. Guardians of Being celebrates and reminds us of not only the oneness of all life but also the wonder and joy to be found in the present moment, amid the beauty we sometimes forget to notice all around us.

Practicing the Power of Now

Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now
Author: Eckart Tolle
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577313434
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 144
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Eckhart Tolle is rapidly emerging as one of the world's most inspiring spiritual teachers, sharing the enlightenment he himself experienced after a startling personal transformation. His views go beyond any particular religion, doctrine, or guru. This book extracts the essence from his teachings in The Power of Now, showing us how to free ourselves from "enslavement to the mind." The aim is to be able to enter into and sustain an awakened state of consciousness throughout everyday life. Through meditations and simple techniques, Eckhart shows us how to quiet our thoughts, see the world in the present moment, and find a path to "a life of grace, ease, and lightness."

Spontaneous Evolution

Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There from Here
Author: Bruce H. Lipton
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458755622
Category:
Page: 732
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We've all heard stories of people who've experienced seemingly miraculous recoveries from illness, but can the same thing happen for our world? According to pioneering biologist Bruce H. Lipton, it's not only possible, it's already occurring. In Spontaneous Evolution, this world-renowned expert in the emerging science of epigenetics reveals how our changing understanding of biology will help us navigate this turbulent period in our planet's history and how each of us can participate in this global shift. In collaboration with political philosopher Steve Bhaerman, Dr. Lipton invites readers to reconsider: the ''unquestionable'' pillars of biology, including random evolution, survival of the fittest, and the role of DNA; the relationship between mind and matter; how our beliefs about nature and human nature shape our politics, culture, and individual lives; and how each of us can become planetary ''stem cells'' supporting the health and growth of our world. By questioning the old beliefs that got us to where we are today and keep us stuck in the status quo, we can trigger the spontaneous evolution of our species that will usher in a brighter future.

Ancient Greek Philosophy

From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers
Author: Thomas A. Blackson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444396080
Category: Philosophy
Page: 328
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Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers presents a comprehensive introduction to the philosophers and philosophical traditions that developed in ancient Greece from 585 BC to 529 AD. Provides coverage of the Presocratics through the Hellenistic philosophers Moves beyond traditional textbooks that conclude with Aristotle A uniquely balanced organization of exposition, choice excerpts and commentary, informed by classroom feedback Contextual commentary traces the development of lines of thought through the period, ideal for students new to the discipline Can be used in conjunction with the online resources found at http://tomblackson.com/Ancient/toc.html