Consciousness
The Unicorn Meditation
The Unicorn Meditation
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1844095258
Two guided meditations explain where unicorns?helpful beings from angelic realms?come from and how they can aid in humanity. Listeners learn how to connect to specific unicorns and how these beings can heal karmic debts and offer enlightenment. Read by Diana Cooper, an authority on angelic worlds, this CD is the essential guide for making contact with these beautiful, horned beasts.
The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size
The User Illusion
Cutting Consciousness Down to Size
Paperback      ISBN: 0140230122
An insightful guide explores how the "user illusion" of the computer world applies to our own consciousness, focuses on fascinating data regarding the consciousness, and encourages readers to find a better understanding of the consciousness and to celebrate the joys of the world. Reprint.
Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature
Visions of Compassion
Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature
Hardcover      ISBN: 019513043x
This book examines how Western behavioral science--which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature--holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the human potential for altruism, empathy, and compassion. Resulting from a meeting between the Dalai Lama, leading Western scholars, and a group of Tibetan monks, this volume includes excerpts from these extraordinary dialogues as well as engaging essays exploring points of difference and overlap between the two perspectives.
Wealth & Higher Consciousness
Wealth & Higher Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 1935492845
A practical and balanced approach to the physical and spiritual wealth as a tangible manifestation, this simple guide offers tools and techniques for a daily life in partnership with God. From building a money magnet to the concept of personal tithing, financial wisdom is combined with spiritual practice to create greater daily abundance.
When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance
When Plants Dream
Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786780798
Ayahuasca is a powerful tool for transformation, that more and more Westerners are flocking to drink in a quest for greater self-knowledge, healing and reconnection with the natural world. This formerly esoteric, little-known brew is now a growth industry. But why? Ayahuasca is a psychoactive brew that has a long history of ritual use among indigenous groups of the Upper Amazon. Made from the ayahuasca vine and the leaves of a shrub, it is associated with healing in collective ceremonies and in more intimate contexts, generally under the direction of specialist – an ayahuasquero. These are experienced practitioners who guide the ceremony and the drinkers’ experience. Ayahuasca has gained significant popularity these days in cities around the world. Why? What effect might ayahuasca be having on our culture? Does the brew, which seems to inspire environmental action, simplified lifestyles and more communitarian behaviour, act as an antidote to frenzied consumerist culture? In When Plants Dream, Pinchbeck and Rokhlin explore the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental impact that ayahuasca is having on society. Part 1 covers the background; what ayahuasca is, where it is found, and its cultural origins. Part 2 explores the role and practices of the ayahuasquero in both Amazonian and Western cultures. Part 3 examines the medicinal plants of the Amazon, looking particularly at the ingredients in ayahuasca and their therapeutic qualities, covering the most up-to-date biomedical research, psychedelic science and psychopharmacology. It also covers all the legal aspects of ayahuasca use. Lastly in Part 4 Pinchbeck and Rokhlin question the future of ayahuasca. When Plants Dream is the first book of its kind to look at the science and expanding culture of ayahuasca, from its historical use to its appropriation by the West and the impact it is having on cultures beyond the Amazon.
Yoga And The Sacred Fire: Self-Realization And Planetary Transformation
Yoga And The Sacred Fire
Self-Realization And Planetary Transformation
Paperback      ISBN: 0940985756
Explores the evolution of life and consciousness according to the cosmology and psychology of fire, viewing fire not only as a material but also as a spiritual principle.
The Yugas: Keys to Understanding Man's Hidden Past, Emerging Present and Future Enilightenment
The Yugas
Keys to Understanding Man's Hidden Past, Emerging Present and Future Enilightenment
Paperback      ISBN: 1565892534
An introduction to the 24,000-year yuga cycle and its relevance in the modern world and humanity's ancient past explains how a 19th-century Indian sage offered key explanations to gaps in our current understanding of ancient anomalies from the pyramids to the advanced knowledge of India's Vedas. Original.
Zen and the Art of Consciousness
Zen and the Art of Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 185168798x
Scientists are now considering Zen's huge potential to influence our ability to understand and experience consciousness. Susan Blackmore is a world expert in brain science who has also been practising Zen for over twenty-five years. She doesn't push any religious or spiritual agenda but simply presents the methods used in Zen, such as meditation, as an aid to help us all think about such questions as, Am I conscious now? and How does thought arise?
Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness
Zen and the Brain
Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 0262511096
In this work Zen Buddhism becomes the opening wedge for an exploration of consciousness. The author aims to show that in order to understand which brain mechanisms produce Zen states, one needs some understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and chemistry of the brain.