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Vaastu: The Indian Art of Placement : Design and Decorate Homes to Reflect Eternal Spiritual Principles
Vaastu
The Indian Art of Placement : Design and Decorate Homes to Reflect Eternal Spiritual Principles
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818859
The first book in English on the Hindu precursor to feng shui. • Allows readers to design homes that conform to eternal spiritual principles. • Offers suggestions to rectify existing buildings with inauspicious energy. The subtle art of energy management for prosperity, good health, and calm mind has been introduced to the West through feng shui. Until now the ancient practice of vaastu, the Hindu art of environmental design, has been relatively unknown. Born of the movement of forces within the trinity of the great Hindu gods--Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva--vaastu is the human expression of life's impulse to harmonize itself with the cosmos. The great culture at Harrapa, in 3000 b.c., applied vaastu to create cities at a level of sophistication that would only be reached again in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Housed in a library in north India, the codified tenets of vaastu were destroyed in medieval times by successive invaders into the country; however, the art of vaastu remained alive, through oral tradition and buried deep within other treatises. The rediscovery of these texts in the 1930s has led to a modern revival of this art in India--brought to Western readers for the first time in Vaastu: The Indian Art of Placement. Vaastu elucidates principles that orient and plan each element of a structure, both the big picture and the small details. A building's site, ground plan, shape, and orientation are all-important considerations, as are soil quality, window placement, and construction materials. The affinities of household items--the telephone, computer, bath--with the five elements of nature, and thus their ideal placement within the structure, are also described. Guidelines for modifying existing buildings help the reader apply the vaastu principles in a practical manner. Vaastu: The Indian Art of Placement will assist in creating personal environments that promote peace, harmony, and health.
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way
by Laozi
Paperback      ISBN: 1570623953
A new translation of the classic "Book of the Way" provides a manual on the art of living
The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
The Rumi Collection
An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Paperback      ISBN: 1570627177
Here is a wonderfully rich introduction to the work of the great mystical poet, featuring the leading literary translations of his verse. Translators include Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Andrew Harvey, Kabir and Camille Helminski, Daniel Liebert, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. The Rumi Collection also includes a biography of Rumi by Andrew Harvey, as well as an introductory essay by Kabir Helminski on the challenges of translating Rumi into English.
Taoist Meditation: Methods for Cultivating a Healthy Mind and Body
Taoist Meditation
Methods for Cultivating a Healthy Mind and Body
Paperback      ISBN: 1570625670
A survey of Taoist meditation techniques covers a wide array of subjects, crom sitting meditation to "inner alchemy." Original.
Autobiography of a Yogi
Autobiography of a Yogi
Paperback      ISBN: 0876120796
Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man
Kundalini
The Evolutionary Energy in Man
Paperback      ISBN: 1570622809
Recounts the experience of Gopi Krishna who at the age of thirty-four suddenly experienced the awakening of kundalini--the spiritual force that lies dormant in every human being
The Goddess of India: The 5 Faces of the Eternal Feminine
The Goddess of India
The 5 Faces of the Eternal Feminine
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818077
Exploring mysteries of gender and biology and shedding light on the roots of taboos and traditions still practiced in India today, Pattanaik shows how mortal woman can be both worshipped and feared as she embodies the image of the Mother Goddess.
The Analects of Confucius
The Analects of Confucius
Paperback      ISBN: 0393316998
"This is the Confucius translation for our time."-Jonathan Mirsky, The Times [London]
Art of War
Art of War
by Sun-Tzu
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0877734526
An ancient Chinese treatise on war stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack, and accurate intelligence
Magic Dance: The Display of the Self-Nature of the Five Wisdom Dakinis
Magic Dance
The Display of the Self-Nature of the Five Wisdom Dakinis
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0877738858
Presents the teachings of Buddhism on the five elements, earth, water, air, fire, and space and relates how the energies of the elements manifest within the everyday world