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The Spear of Destiny: The Occult Power Behind the Spear Which Pierced the Side of Christ
The Spear of Destiny
The Occult Power Behind the Spear Which Pierced the Side of Christ
Paperback      ISBN: 0877285470

An account of the legendary spear which pierced the side of Christ which has been invested with occult powers. It tells the story of the chain of men who possessed the spear, from Herod to Adolf Hitler, and how they sought to change the face of history by wielding its good and evil powers.

Shambhala: In Search of the New Era
Shambhala
In Search of the New Era
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813059

Nicholas Roerich--prolific artist and writer, renowned philosopher, educator, and explorer--relates the remarkable encounters and events of his travels through central Asia and Tibet at the turn of the century. Through his detailed diary notes and the chronicling of legends and parables, he reveals the many facets of the tale of Shambhala, the long-awaited realization of paradise on earth. In Western mythology, Shambhala appears as the mythic land of Shangri-la. In the prophecies of the East, it is seen as both a physical place and the dawning of a New Era of enlightened consciousness. Roerich found signs of the imminent arrival of Shambhala at every juncture of his journey--in the legends of local villagers and within their rock paintings and engravings. In keeping with the ancient traditions, Roerich felt that Shambhala would be attained not inevitably or without effort, but only as a result of "the Noblest and most intensive activity." A living example of this philosophy, he worked unceasingly for peace through culture, believing that "obstacles are only new possibilities to create beneficent energy." Chapters on Tibetan art, the desert cities, subterranean dwellers, and the Great Mother give the reader crystalline glimpses of Roerich's manifold vision and the vast panorama of his life journey toward a new age of human achievement.

How Can I Help?: Stories and Reflections on Service
How Can I Help?
Stories and Reflections on Service
Paperback      ISBN: 0394729471

Not a day goes by without our being called upon to help one another--at home, at work, on the street, on the phone. . . . We do what we can. Yet so much comes up to complicate this natural response: "Will I have what it takes?" "How much is enough?" "How can I deal with suffering?" "And what really helps, anyway?"

In this practical helper's companion, the authors explore a path through these confusions, and provide support and inspiration fo us in our efforts as members of the helping professions, as volunteers, as community activists, or simply as friends and family trying to meet each other's needs. Here too are deeply moving personal accounts: A housewife brings zoo animals to lift the spirits of nursing home residents; a nun tends the wounded on the first night of the Nicaraguan revolution; a police officer talks a desperate father out of leaping from a roof with his child; a nurse allows an infant to spend its last moments of life in her arms rather than on a hospital machine. From many such stories and the authors' reflections, we can find strength, clarity, and wisdom for those times when we are called on to care for one another. How Can I Help? reminds us just how much we have to give and how doing so can lead to some of the most joyous moments of our lives.
The Illustrated Kama Sutra: Ananga-Ranga Perfumed Garden, The Classic Eastern Love Texts
The Illustrated Kama Sutra
Ananga-Ranga Perfumed Garden, The Classic Eastern Love Texts
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814411

Sexual frankness without a hint of guilt or prurience is the great legacy which the Eastern, and in particular Indian, traditions have given us. As an expression of human culture, and as a pillow book for the modern boudoir, the Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana the most famous work on sex ever written the Ananga-Ranga of Kalyana Malla, and Sheikh Nefzai's Perfumed Garden, set forth the principles of sensual pleasure with poetry, wisdom, and humor, celebrating love as an ecstatic expression of life's beauty.

Here, for the first time, Sir Richard Burton's translations of the classic Eastern love texts have been published in one volume.

The first Kama Sutra to be illustrated in color with a dazzling and unique collection of Indian painting and sculpture.

These erotic treatises are not sex manuals in the modern sense clinical collections of coital postures but a broader and more humane exploration of Eastern sexual customs.
The Sacred Rose Tarot
The Sacred Rose Tarot
Cards      ISBN: 0880790121

The colorful deck draws upon the ancient kabbalah, the Tree of Life, and the symbolic rose of the western world.

A Practical Guide to the Runes: Their Uses in Divination and Magic
A Practical Guide to the Runes
Their Uses in Divination and Magic
Paperback      ISBN: 0875425933

EIHWAZ the yew, URUZ the wild ox, KENAZ the hearth fire. Created by the Nordic and Germanic tribes of northern Europe, the runes began as a magickal system of pictographs representing the forces and objects in nature.

This guidebook will help you discover the oracular nature of the runes and how to use them as a magickal tool for insight, protection, and luck. Practical and concise, this book includes:

  • Complete descriptions of the twenty-four runes of the Elder Futhark, plus WYRD, the blank rune
  • The differences between bindrunes and runescripts
  • Four rune layouts and detailed rune interpretations, including reversed position meanings
  • How to carve runes and create talismans
  • Meanings and uses of the runes in magick
Secrets of the Stones: New Revelations of Astro-Archaeology and the Mystical Sciences of Antiquity
Secrets of the Stones
New Revelations of Astro-Archaeology and the Mystical Sciences of Antiquity
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813377

Discusses the astronomical influences on archaeological sites, looks at ruins in Europe and the Americas, and describes lines and standing stones thought to mark astronomical positions

Egyptian Magic
Egyptian Magic
Paperback      ISBN: 0806506296

Thoroughly examines the dark, fascinating world of ancient Egyptian magic, including the secrets behind raising the dead, parting the waters of the sea, and more supernatural practices.

The Egyptian Miracle: An Introduction to the Wisdom of the Temple
The Egyptian Miracle
An Introduction to the Wisdom of the Temple
Paperback      ISBN: 0892810084

The discoveries of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz are proof that the temple is the true embodiment of the ancient Egyptian wisdom. Presented here in the more accessible language of oral tradition, The Egyptian Miracle is an indispensable guide to the superhuman science expressed by the architecture, the texts, and the proportions of the temple.

Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life
Chop Wood, Carry Water
A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0874772095

More than a thousand years ago a Chinese Zen Master wrote:

Magical Power, Marvelous Action

Chopping Wood, Carrying Water...

The message is as true today as it was then: the greatest lessons and the profoundest heights of the spiritual path can be found in our everyday life. It is the greatest challenge for people living in contemporary society to find the spiritual aspects of working in an office, store, or factory; balancing a checkbook; raising a family; or making a relationship work. How can we make all these daily activities a part of the path? How can we apply the insights of great spiritual traditions, and our own experience, to the way we live and develop?

This book is a guide - a handbook filled with information, advice, hints, stories, inspiration, encouragement, connections, warning, and cautions, for the inner journey as we live throughout our lives.

Chop Wood, Carry Water contains much ancient wisdom, but the emphasis is on contemporary perceptions. Many of our guides have been known to humanity for millennia: they are the world's great spiritual teachers- Christ, the Buddha, Loa Tse, Confucius. Others are contemporary teacher and healers, widely recognized and respected. All offer ways to integrate the events, our focus on relationships and family, our struggle with technology, money, politics and more- into the quest for spiritual fulfillment.