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In Search of Being: The Fourth Way to Consciousness by G. I. Gurdjieff

By G. I. Gurdjieff

Can we say that lifestyles is ruled by means of a gaggle of wakeful humans? the place are they? who're they? We see precisely the contrary: that existence is ruled via people who are the least wide awake, via those who find themselves so much asleep.

Provocative principles equivalent to those have attracted generations of considerate humans to the tools of self-study and internal paintings devised by way of Gurdjieff, the most radical religious lecturers of contemporary occasions. in keeping with Gurdjieff, the wars raging at this very second are not anything greater than thousands of sound asleep humans attempting to annihilate thousands of different drowsing humans. opposite to renowned trust, there's no corresponding to factor as development and evolution so long as humanity is still asleep. 

Two hundred unsleeping humans may possibly switch the complete of existence at the earth, Gurdjieff says. If we wish to develop into these awake humans, we needs to how you can switch ourselves. With the aid of self-knowledge and an figuring out of our relation to the universe, we will be able to wake up to the next point of being—if we want to swap ourselves.

All of Gurdjieff's primary rules and techniques of remodeling the mind, feelings, and physique, within the approach often called the Fourth manner, are provided during this e-book in his personal transparent, distinct phrases preserved by way of his closest scholars.

Arranged in an orderly series of passages drawn from fundamental resource books—P. D. Ouspensky's In seek of the Miraculous, and Views from the genuine World, recorded and organized via Mme. Jeanne de Salzmann—this fabric is an integral creation for these made up our minds to adopt the efforts and practices important for awakening recognition.

All the elemental techniques and strategies are lined, together with:

   • man is "asleep"
   • we don't have any unified "I"
   • the want for self-knowledge
   • functions of the human "machine"
   • states of awareness
   • levels of being
   • three facilities: relocating, emotional, and considering
   • personality and essence
   • the chance of self-development
   • self-observation
   • remembering oneself
   • conscious evolution
   • the legislation of 3 forces
   • the ray of construction
   • the legislations of octaves
   • the Enneagram, a common image
   • the number of religious methods
   • esoteric Christianity
   • working in teams
   • the necessity of colleges

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Techgnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of by Erik Davis

By Erik Davis

This paintings provides a viewpoint on technoculture by means of exploring the magical impulses in the back of our obsession with info. In an age the place it feels that expertise has changed mind's eye and that the rational outmodes the non secular, Erik Davis unveils the hidden historical past in the back of each one bounce in know-how. From the printing press to the telegraph, from the radio to the web, Davis takes us in the back of each one communications leap forward to bare the magical fervour that encouraged it: utopian goals, apocalyptic visions, electronic phantasms or even alien obsessions. jumping into the digital destiny, Davis indicates how the spiritual mind's eye will proceed to form the expertise of the following millennium.

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L'inespéré by Jean-Philippe Salabreuil

By Jean-Philippe Salabreuil

"Demandes-tu ce qu'est l'Inespéré ? C'est l'étrange équivoque du don sans le mérite et de l. a. faute sans vouloir.

Et le Maître de l. a. Vie existe ! Mais pourquoi, demandes-tu, a-t-il permis l'Inespéré ? Parce que sont aussi les êtres, mais ne peuvent poursuivre qu'en l'intervalle où los angeles grâce et los angeles culpabilité les dépassent. Telles sont les justifications de l'Inespéré"

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Wild Earth, Wild Soul: A Manual for an Ecstatic Culture by Bill Pfeiffer

By Bill Pfeiffer

Humankind has the potential and knowledge to create Earth-honoring cultures in a brand new manner for brand new occasions. via tapping into ancestral thoughts, taking what's top from the human capability circulation, and participating with trendy indigenous peoples we will be able to locate our means domestic. working towards the foremost materials of an enduring tradition is an ecstatic strategy to dwell. This ebook indicates you ways.

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How To Be a Success (The Wisdom of Yogananda, Volume 4) by Paramhansa Yogananda

By Paramhansa Yogananda

Is there an influence that could show hidden veins of riches and discover treasures of which we by no means dreamed? Is there a strength that we will name upon to offer luck, health and wellbeing, happiness, and religious enlightenment? The saints and sages of India taught that there's any such power.

In this quantity of all-new, never-before-released fabric, Paramhansa Yogananda— who has thousands of fans round the world—shares how we will in attaining the top good fortune of fabric & religious efficiency.

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The Pearl Beyond Price: Integration of Personality into by A. H. Almaas

By A. H. Almaas

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2000
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In this e-book Almaas demonstrates that fit ego improvement is a part of the continuum of religious improvement. He additionally establishes the potential of reaching internal awareness and constructing our crucial being—"the pearl past price"—in the context of dwelling an ordinary human lifestyles.

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

By Shunryu Suzuki

Zen brain is a kind of enigmatic words utilized by Zen academics to throw you again upon your self, to make you pass at the back of the phrases themselves and start pondering. "I understand what my very own brain is," you inform your self, "but what's Zen mind?" after which: "But do i actually comprehend what my very own brain is?" Is it what i'm doing now? Is it what i'm pondering now?" And in the event you should still then attempt to sit down bodily nonetheless for some time to work out in case you can find it—then you could have started the perform of Zen, then you definately have all started to gain the unrestricted brain. The innocence of this primary inquiry—just asking what you are—is beginner's brain. The brain of the newbie is required all through Zen perform. it's the open brain, the angle that comes with either doubt and hazard, the power to determine issues consistently as clean and new. it really is wanted in all elements of existence. Beginner's brain is the perform of Zen brain. This ebook originated from a chain of talks given through Zen grasp Shunryu Suzuki to a small crew in Los Altos, California. He joined their meditation classes as soon as per week and afterwards spoke back their questions and attempted to inspire them of their perform of Zen and support them resolve the issues of lifestyles. His procedure is casual, and he attracts his examples from usual occasions and customary feel. Zen is now and right here, he's announcing; it may be as significant for the West as for the East. yet his primary educating and perform are drawn from all of the centuries of Zen Buddhism and particularly from Dogen, some of the most vital and artistic of all Zen Masters.

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House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home by Mark Richard

By Mark Richard

In this otherworldly memoir of remarkable strength, Mark Richard, an award-winning writer, tells his tale of becoming up within the American South with a heady Gothic mixture of racial stress and spiritual fervor.

Called a "special child," Southern social code for mentally--and physically--challenged childrens, Richard was once crippled via deformed hips and was once instructed he might spend his grownup existence in a wheelchair. in the course of his early years in charity hospitals, Richard saw the drama of different damaged boys' lives, young children from impoverished Appalachia, tobacco state lowlands, and Richmond's poorest neighborhoods. The son of a solitary alcoholic father whose hair-trigger mood terrorized his family members, and of a mom who sought internal peace via fasting, prayer, and scripture, Richard spent his bedridden formative years withdrawn into the corporate of books.

As a tender guy, Richard, defying either his medical professionals and oldsters, got down to adventure as a lot of the area as he could--as a disc jockey, fishing trawler deckhand, condominium painter, naval correspondent, aerial photographer, deepest investigator, overseas journalist, bartender and unsuccessful seminarian--before his hips failed him. whereas digging irrigation ditches in east Texas, he came upon instructor had despatched a narrative of his to the Atlantic, the place it used to be named a winner within the magazine's nationwide fiction contest launching a occupation a lot within the mildew of Jack London and Mark Twain.

A beautifully written and impossible to resist mixture of heritage, travelogue, and private mirrored image, House of Prayer No. 2 is a striking portrait of a writer's fight together with his religion, the evolution of his artwork, and of spotting one's singularity within the face of painful incapacity. Written with humor and a poetic strength, this memoir is destined to turn into a contemporary classic.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Finding the Real Jesus: A Guide for Curious Christians and by Lee Strobel

By Lee Strobel

Who used to be Jesus —really? for hundreds of years, the Christian church has taught that Jesus is the divine Son of God, crucified for sinners and raised from the lifeless. in recent times, even though, that photo of Jesus has come below greatly publicized assault from resources starting from severe students to net pundits to well known historians and others. the recent pix of Jesus appear persuasive. You can’t aid yet ask yourself … Did Christianity basically replica its ideals from previous mythology? Did the church suppress exchange gospels? Did Jesus by no means die at the go or upward push from the useless for sinners? Is the recent testomony hopelessly riddled with mistakes? manhattan occasions bestselling writer Lee Strobel is helping you separate fact from media hype, sound scholarship from bias, and truth from hypothesis. Digging lower than the skin, this ebook presents credible, expert solutions to today’s so much urgent questions about Jesus.

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