A Sufi Way to Mindfulness and the Essential Self
Paperback ISBN: 0874776996
"This is an excellent book that explains spiritual principles and how to carry them into everyday life . . . Highly recommended."—Library Journal Sufism is a centuries-old spiritual psychology leading to presence in life. Presence is our capacity to be whole in the moment, in alignment with our deepest wisdom. With unusual clarity, this book describes how presence is different from ordinary habits of mind, and how it can be developed. Drawing on the words of the great Sufi, Rumi, as well as traditional material and personal experience, this book integrates the wisdom of Sufism with the needs of contemporary life. Living Presence offers a wisdom that is both universal and practical. It shows how we can bring spirituality and psychology into a balanced system that honors and awakens the soul. “I am pleased to give Living Presence a high recommendation: It is sober, thoughtful, and well worth deep reflection. Helminski is concerned with out interactions with each other, with cultivating love and a desire to serve the Highest through serving each other . . . a valuable emphasis in a culture like ours that tends to think of spiritual development as special and solitary experiences.
The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion
A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras
Paperback ISBN: 0892816643
â€¢ The first translation of this great but little-known path of spiritual devotion written for the modern Western audience. â€¢ An insightful commentary aimed at making the path of love immediately accessible to Westerners.Â â€¢ A life-affirming and relationship-positive path of yoga. â€¢ Written in the spirit of the kirtans (ecstatic songs and dances) of Narada, sensitively translated by Prem Prakash. Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion, is considered one of the primary paths for spiritual realization in yogic tradition. Its author, Narada, is the embodiment of the enlightened sage who travels the universe spreading his sacred teachings. Unlike Jnana Yoga, the Yoga of Wisdom, the bhakti acolyte does not discriminate against material phenomena--for him, all phenomena are aspects of God. Within the context of Ananda, blissful love, the temporal is realized as the reflection of the eternal, and the soul is realized as the expression of God.
The Modern Witches Book of Herbs, Magick and Dreams
Paperback ISBN: 0806512385
Best known for her books on Wicca and various occult subjects, Gerina Dunwich here traces the origins of Wicca, a positive, nature-based religion that preaches brotherly love and harmony with and respect for all life forms—beliefs very similar to Native American spirituality. This indispensable and accessible guide reveals the traditions, tools, and symbols of Wicca craft and offers step-by-step methods for performing Wicca rituals. A respected spokesperson for the Wiccan/Pagan community, Dunwich has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows throughout the United States and Canada. She has lectured and presented workshops at festivals and gatherings across the country, such as the CraftWise Pagan Gathering (Waterbury, Connecticut), the Real Witches' Ball (Columbus, Ohio), and Panpipes' Pagan Day Festival (West Hollywood, California).
Introduction to Magic
Rituals and Practical Techniques for the Magus
Paperback ISBN: 0892816244
For the first time in English, this classic Italian text collects the rites, practices, and esoteric knowledge of the powerful and mysterious UR Group for the use of aspiring mages. Included here are instructions for creating an etheric double, speaking words of power, and interacting with entities, as well as translations of such arcane texts as the Tibetan Thunderbolt Diamond Path, the Mithraic cult's "Grand Papyrus of Paris," and the Greco-Egyptian De Mysteriis.
In Search of the Contemplative Life
Paperback ISBN: 0345384245
In a meditative memoir named a Notable Book by The New York Times, the author recounts her quest for spiritual fulfillment and reconciliation with her Catholic upbringing, which takes her from Europe to a California monastery. Reprint. NYT.
The Deva Handbook
How to Work With Nature's Subtle Energies
Paperback ISBN: 0892815523
When we experience the powerful force of a waterfall, the elusive beauty of a rainbow, or the stark strength of a craggy expanse of cliff many of us have perceived "something else" that goes beyond the five senses: feelings of peace, comfort, healing, and inspiration. The author shows how to use these intuitive impressions for healing and meditation.
Passion for Creation
The Earth-Honoring Spirituality of Meister Eckhart
Paperback ISBN: 0892818018
â€¢ Matthew Fox's comprehensive translation of Meister Eckhart's sermons is a meeting of true prophets across hundreds of years that results in a spirituality for the new millennium. â€¢ A brilliant interpretation of Eckhart's teachings on creation spirituality. Passion for Creation (formerly Breakthrough) is Matthew Fox's comprehensive translation of and original commentary on the critical German and Latin texts of 37 sermons by Meister Eckhart, the noted 14th-century Dominican priest, preacher, and mystic. The goodness of creation, the holiness of all things, the divine blood in each person, the need to let go and let be--these are among Eckhart's themes, themes that the best-selling author Matthew Fox brilliantly interprets and explains for today's reader.Â Passion for Creation will be embraced by theologians, students, and all seekers of truth. It will be especially welcomed by those interested in creation spirituality, which Eckhart advocated six centuries ago and which Matthew Fox has promoted as a spiritual path for the new millennium. Simply put, this book is a meeting of two prophets across hundreds of years. The outcome of that meeting is a fount of wisdom.