Loyalty to Your Soul
The Heart of Spiritual Psychology
Paperback ISBN: 1401927289
Loyalty to Your Soul is a book uniquely suited for anyone interested in answering the larger questions in life, such as Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose? and How can I make a more meaningful contribution in my world? Engaging in such an inquiry is not a question of making up the right “to do” list or attending the latest workshop about fulfilling your heart’s desires. Nor is it about finding the right job, soul mate, income level, group of friends, or social status. What it is about is first gaining access to, and then slowly learning to live from, that special place within that the authors refer to as the Authentic Self. It’s a place where answers to the above questions are self-evident. You will know when you get there, because love reigns and emotional suffering doesn’t exist. While many people have written about such an inner state, Ron and Mary Hulnick show you how to travel there . . . and what to anticipate once you arrive.
Manifesto for the Noosphere
The Next Stage in the Evolution of Human Consciousness
Paperback ISBN: 158394303x
The noosphere, identified in the early twentieth century as intrinsic to the next stage of human and terrestrial evolution, is defined as the Earth’s “mental sphere” or stratum of human thought. In Manifesto for the Noosphere, best-selling author José Argüelles predicts that the noosphere will be fully accessed on December 21, 2012—but warns that we will only successfully make this evolutionary jump through an act of collective consciousness among humans on Earth. The ascension to the noosphere or Supermind (using the terminology of Sri Aurobindo), Argüelles says, will be an unprecedented “mind shift” that mirrors the emergence of life itself on the planet 500 million years ago. Manifesto for the Noosphere is intended to inform and prepare humanity for the nature and magnitude of this shift. Argüelles brings in the Mayan long-count calendar, radical theories on the nature of time, advanced states of consciousness, and the possible intervention of galactic intelligence. He carefully details the role of the noosphere in relation to other planetary strata (hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere) as well as the history and nature of the biosphere-noosphere transition and the intermediary phases of the technosphere and cybersphere.
The Marriage Of The Sun And Moon
Dispatches From The Frontiers Of Consciousness
Paperback ISBN: 0618479058
Believing that the distinctions made between mind and body and self and non-self are unnatural separations, the author of Spontaneous Healing explores the nature of the unconscious mind in its relation to ordinary consciousness. Reprint.
Practical Neural Zen
Paperback ISBN: 0262525194
Based on the Zen philosophy about focusing away from the self, a guide to "neural Zen" meditative practices draws on recent findings in brain research to outline recommendations for various methods of pursuing a balanced, selfless state of heightened awareness.
Your Consciousness Is What and Where?
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1780238215
What is mind? Still harder, what is consciousness? In this radical new book, eminent philosopher Ted Honderich tackles this great mystery in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience—and the rest of life. He proposes to replace all competing theories of consciousness with actualism that rests on data you share yourself. Unlike other theories, actualism differentiates among the three sides of consciousness—consciousness that is seeing, consciousness that is thinking, and consciousness that is wanting. Consciousness in seeing is not an image or picture in your head, but the existence out there of a real but subjective thing, dependent on both the objective physical world out there and on you as a person. In its attention to the concrete, actualism is becoming increasingly popular among philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists who had previously declared an urgent need for a new theory. Honderich’s readable, understandable, and unpretentious writing lays out these bold concepts and complex thoughts with clarity and verve. He reinvents our understanding of ourselves, our consciousness, and our mind.
A Mind So Rare
The Evolution of Human Consciousness
Paperback ISBN: 0393323196
Presenting the cultural and neuronal forces that power our distinctively human modes of awareness, the author proposes that the human mind is a hybrid product of interweaving a super-complex form of matter (the brain) with an invisible symbolic web (culture) to form a cognitive network. Reprint. 11,500 first printing.
Moral Selves, Evil Selves
The Social Psychology of Conscience
Hardcover ISBN: 0230603955
People have strong moral beliefs about right and wrong, yet commonly act contrary to those beliefs. Most of us, at some time or another, have crossed a moral line and yet still view ourselves as moral and have a clean conscience. From intimate relationships to national politics, we define ourselves in large part by how we – and our friends, family, and members of our social groups – draw moral lines around our actions, thoughts, and intentions. While philosophers have weighed in on these issues for thousands of years, social scientists often underplay social life’s moral dimension. Moral Selves, Evil Selves highlights our individual sense of moral coherence and develops a theory of the development and maintenance of this sense in an ambiguous and complicated social world. By conceptualizing a social psychology of conscience, this book explains how we can properly include individual and societal notions of morality into understanding the self across time and situation.