In Search of P. D. Ouspensky: The Genius in the Shadow of by Gary Lachman

By Gary Lachman

P. D. Ouspensky's vintage paintings looking for the amazing used to be the 1st to disseminate the guidelines of G. I. Gurdjieff, the mysterious grasp of esoteric suggestion within the early 20th century who nonetheless instructions a following this day. Gurdjieff's mystique has lengthy eclipsed Ouspensky, as soon as defined by way of Gurdjieff as "nice to drink vodka with, yet a vulnerable man." but Ouspensky was once an excellent, complete thinker in his personal correct, and a few think of his assembly with the charismatic "Mr. G." the disaster of his existence. certainly, in next years Ouspensky attempted difficult, with constrained good fortune, to wreck away.
This ebook strikes Ouspensky's personal tale heart level, opposed to the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, the dervishes of Constantinople, and a sophisticated Europe entre deux guerres. The archetypal stumble upon it describes echoes that of Don Juan and Castaneda, or even Mephistopheles and Faust. one of many nice mystical adventures of our time, it's going to fascinate every person attracted to the farthest reaches of what it skill to be human. The paperback version contains a new bankruptcy on Gary Lachman's personal former paintings in Gurdjieff's psychology.

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Jealous Gods and Chosen People: The Mythology of the Middle by David Leeming

By David Leeming

Esteemed pupil David Leeming, who has authored greater than twelve books on mythology, the following deals the 1st complete narrative examine of the mythology of the center East, that tumultuous area that was once the cradle of civilization. Leeming starts off with a short, enticing historical past of the center East, spanning Neolithic cultures, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, the discovery of writing and the increase of Egypt and Babylonia, Israel and Roman rule, and the early background of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims. this can be by way of an in-depth dialogue of the mythology of the zone, masking person pantheons, cosmic myths, mythic heroes, and lots more and plenty extra. Leeming levels from prehistoric figures resembling the mummy Goddess of ?atal H?y?k to Mesopotamian gods corresponding to Marduk and mythic heroes comparable to Gilgamesh, to the pantheon of Egyptian mythology, together with the falcon-headed sky-sun god Horus and jackal-headed Anubis. the writer additionally bargains an illuminating exploration of the mythology of the 3 nice monotheistic religions of the quarter: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In a provocative Epilogue, Leeming depicts contemporary obstacle within the center East as "violent, essentially immoral, and unlawful activities" justified by means of "what can simply be referred to as myths." He notes that fundamentalists within the area's 3 religions all see their approach because the in simple terms method, forgetting that myths signify truths which are religious and philosophical--not ancient occasions that may be used to justify acts of violence. With key maps, illustrations, bibliography, and index, Jealous Gods and selected humans offers an inclusive, authoritative, and desirable account of a mythology that is still a potent--and frequently destructive--force on this planet at the present time.

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The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants, by Susan Gregg

By Susan Gregg

The final word consultant to magical crops will get even greater during this new version of The whole Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants!

Learn the way to enhance your lifestyles utilizing the religious homes throughout you in nature. This revised and multiplied consultant contains the paranormal homes and makes use of for almost three hundred crops. Entries describe how you can use spells or rituals and potions that resolve every little thing from shooing evil spirits out of a reader’s condo to discovering the best mate to utilizing herbs, flora, and vegetation in Wiccan and earth magic gala's. New entries are woven during the publication to mirror the most recent well known therapeutic crops and herbs. specialist Susan Gregg indicates you the way to concoct tinctures, oils, and tub salts, paintings with dried leaves, and use clean crops and vegetation to name in fairies and plant divas that would improve your life.

The smaller dimension of this bestselling encyclopedia makes it an ideal present for a pal, a loved one, or your self!

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Encyclopedia of the Undead: A Field Guide to the Creatures by Bob Curran, Ian Daniels

By Bob Curran, Ian Daniels

What lurks in the market within the fog? What used to be that eerie sound in the dark? What flitted by way of on the finish of the road, simply past the farthest highway lamp? From earliest occasions, stories of the stressed useless and their fellow travelers have terrified mankind. no matter if round a distant campfire or in the course of a bustling urban, the unquiet spirits and attendant creatures that experience tormented humanity because the prehistoric darkness haven't long past away—they nonetheless have the continual to strike worry in our hearts.

Encyclopedia of the Undead strains these shadowy entities—vampires, werewolves, ghouls, and monsters—that lurk simply open air the variety of human imaginative and prescient and inhabit our such a lot scary stories. Drawing on quite a lot of ideals and literature, it strains those horrors from their earliest recorded inceptions and charts their influence upon the human psyche. during this publication, heritage and terror combine to create the issues that lurk within the darkest corners of our minds. You'll locate distinct descriptions of terrors from all around the world—from the mist-shrouded mountains of jap Europe to the sweltering jungles of the Caribbean islands, from the darkish, stone-lined tombs of the uncoffined useless underneath the distant New England hills to the darkish magics that lurk underneath the thriving, vibrant floor of a urban like New Orleans. as well as the extra traditional creatures, Encyclopedia of the Undead additionally information many of the extra vague issues that gnaw on the edges of men's minds—Incubi and Succubi, the Mara, and the darkish legends that experience stimulated writers from Sheridan Le Fanu to H.P. Lovecraft. it is a booklet for all those people who are drawn to the darker part of the human mind—the part that examines or even embraces these ideals and imaginings that shape the foundation of our such a lot archetypical fears. this is often the publication for these courageous adequate to plumb the depths of our worst nightmares!

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Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife by Paul Perry, Raymond Moody

By Paul Perry, Raymond Moody

From the bestselling writer of existence After lifestyles and pioneer researcher and top authority on near-death stories comes Paranormal, an intimate examine a life-time spent fearlessly wrestling with humankind's most crucial and puzzling question:

What occurs once we die?

Paranormal starts with a harrowing account of Moody's suicide attempt--due to an undiagnosed disease that led him into depression--and proceeds to discover his lifelong fascination with existence past bodies. Moody lines the roots of his obsession with the purpose of loss of life and the way, at age twenty-three, he introduced the solely new clinical box of near-death experiences. He went directly to discover the area of prior lives and attainable reincarnation ahead of stumbling into the interesting realm of facilitated visions. Moody's rural examine middle, Theater of the brain, dramatically advances paranormal learn by way of melding historic and glossy thoughts to arouse some of the transformative parts of the near-death adventure in people who find themselves nonetheless living.

After greater than 4 a long time of learning dying and the potential of an afterlife, Moody nonetheless sees unending promise within the fringes of mental sciences, the place he keeps to hunt solutions to what occurs to our souls after dying.

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Sacred Gaia: Holistic Theology and Earth System Science by Anne Primavesi

By Anne Primavesi

Gaia, the clinical conception based through James Lovelock in 1979, embraces the earth as a complete, dynamic entity whose sum is often greater than its elements. whereas technological know-how and theology are usually obvious as contraries, which negate or dilute each other, Gaia thought harmonizes either structures of notion. Sacred Gaia cogently describes Gaia theory's research of human and earthly evolution. Anne Primavesi's outstanding, easily coherent ebook is helping us to acknowledge the sacredness of our origins and our accountability for the long run.

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Peace: Prayers, Inspirations, and Meditations to Heal our by June Eding

By June Eding

"Peace starts off with a smile." -- mom Teresa

Peace stimulates mirrored image and to encourage dialogue at paintings, at domestic, and between pals in regards to the which means of peace--personally, spiritually, and politically.

This inspirational identify makes an excellent gift for an individual looking to convey a feel of concord to a loved one, pal, or exact individual of their existence. an inexpensive and straightforward gesture, this encouraging name provides a little desiring to any reward or occasion...and is most unlikely to resist.

What is peace? what's its objective, spiritually, emotionally, and globally? Peace seeks to flooring this idea in its cultural contexts and discover it during the recommendations and phrases of humanity's maximum peacemakers. Peace is the cornerstone of civilization, permitting all international locations to develop and thrive whereas permitting members to profit and strengthen jointly. There is not any objective greater, and plenty of nice women and men have given their lives in its pursuit. Peace encapsulates their gathered knowledge via rates, prayers, and considerate meditations almost about unity.

Simple and available for every age, this e-book is enjoyable to choose up at any spare second, or learn aloud and proportion with relations and friends.

Rich with significant recommendation and rates, each one bankruptcy additionally positive factors effortless methods to advertise peace in the direction of these round you. those tales of wish in tough instances can be an notion to many.

Words spoken in desire of peace are among the main robust sentiments ever expressed by means of guy. Peace captures and applies this intending to supply thought and useful assistance in the direction of best a lifetime of cohesion and concord. that includes inspiring rates, relocating prayers, and priceless instructions Peace presents phrases of knowledge joined with sensible purposes.

This strategy of becoming a member of the summary and the concrete, the idealistic and the sensible, makes Peace a ebook that isn't near to peace; it's itself a device for the merchandising of concord and cohesion in our lives, in our selves, and in our international.

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The Division of Consciousness: The Secret Afterlife of the by Peter Novak

By Peter Novak

Reincarnation or an everlasting afterlife?

Eastern and Western philosophies have disagreed in this aspect for millions of years. Novak argues that every point of view is in part right, concluding that the human psyche divides at loss of life, the awake point reincarnating, and the subconsious judging itself.

Drawing on mythology, psychology, faith and technology, in addition to past-life regression and near-death studies, Peter Novak explores the nuances of what quite occurs to the soul after dying. japanese and Western philosophies have disagreed in this element for hundreds of years.

After ten years of extensive research, his conclusions are a ground-breaking mixture of east and west, explaining how this department could have arisen and the way it's prone to be resolved.

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You Are Psychic: The Art of Clairvoyant Reading & Healing by Debra Lynne Katz

By Debra Lynne Katz

Clairvoyance is the facility to determine visible details via extrasensory ability. it really is like gazing a film spread ahead of your eyes, or dreaming if you are unsleeping. in response to Debra Lynne Katz, somebody who can visualize an easy form or colour has easy clairvoyant skill that may be built.

The in simple terms publication of its style that focuses exclusively on clairvoyance, You Are Psychic gives you worthwhile instruments you should use on your daily life for information, therapeutic, safety, manifestation, and creativity.

Katz stocks her personal time-proven equipment, firsthand debts of clairvoyant readings, and strategies from the simplest psychic improvement colleges. Psychic readings, therapeutic equipment, imaginative and prescient interpretation, and non secular counseling are coated during this booklet to boot. This functional consultant is simple to stick to and ideal for someone attracted to constructing or strengthening their psychic talents.

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