Meditation and Yoga
Meditations on the Peaks
Mountain Climbing As Metophor for the Spiritual Quest
Paperback ISBN: 0892816570
Evola articulates the close relationship between the physical rigors of mountain climbing and the ascent of the initiate toward self-transcendence. He combines recollections of his own experiences with reflections on other inspirational men and women who shared his view of the transcendent greatness of mountains.
Power Animal Meditations
Shamanic Journeys With Your Spirit Allies
Paperback ISBN: 1879181711
A ceremonial teacher and healer calls upon the magical wisdom of nature, guiding readers into the spirit world of sacred totems, oracles, and animal teachings from many cultures, including Africa, Egypt, and North America, and exploring the teachings of the cobra, eagle, dolphin, lioness, white buffalo, coyote, cedar tree, and many others.
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 Eight Human Talents
Restore the Balance and Serenity Within You With Kundalini Yoga
Paperback ISBN: 0060954655
Offers a formula for health and happiness through the practice of Kundalini yoga and meditation to invoke the eight chakras, or energy centers, of the human body.
Living Your Yoga
Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life
Paperback ISBN: 0962713880
If you think that you have to escape to a cave in the Himalayas to find the enlightenment that yoga promises, think again. In Living Your Yoga, Judith Lasater stretches the meaning of yoga beyond its familiar poses and breathing techniques to include the events of daily life—all of them—as practice. Using the time-honored wisdom of the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita to steer the course, the author serves up off-the-mat practices to guide you in deepening your relationships with yourself, your family and friends, and the world around you. Inspiring and practical, she blends her heartfelt knowledge of an ancient tradition with her life experiences as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, and yoga practitioner and teacher. The result is a new yoga that beckons you to find the spiritual in everyday life.
Woman As Healer
Paperback ISBN: 0877736162
This groundbreaking work examines the role of women in the Western healing traditions. Drawing on the disciplines of history, anthropology, botany, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences, Jeanne Achterberg discusses the ancient cultures in which women worked as independent and honored healers; the persecution of women healers in the witch hunts of the Middle Ages; the development of midwifery and nursing as women's professions in the nineteenth century; and the current role of women and the state of the healing arts, as a time of crisis in the health-care professions coincides with the reemergence of feminine values.
The Arousal of the Inner Energy
Paperback ISBN: 0892810203
In Kundalini: The Arousal of the Inner Energy, Ajit Mookerjee writes of the core experience of Tantra, the process in which the energy is awakened and rises throughout the energy centers (chakras) to unite with Pure Consciousness at the crown of the head. Beautifully illustrated in color with Indian tantric art.
Spirit of the Shuar
Wisdom from the Last Unconquered People of the Amazon
Paperback ISBN: 0892818654
â€¢ Discover the thoughts, history, and customs of the Shuar of the Amazon, as told in their own words. â€¢ Tribe members explain their practices of shapeshifting and headhunting; the interdependence of humans and the environment; the role of ecstatic sex; their belief in war as a path to peace; and their faith in arutam, the life spirit. The indomitable Shuar of the Amazon--reputed to be the only tribe in the Americas that has never been conquered--have lived as warriors, hunters, cultivators, and healers for generations. Even in today's acquisitive, often wasteful world they defend their rainforests and sustainable ways of life and offer their philosophy of love, joy, and hope. More than three decades after first befriending members of the Shuar, author and environmentalist John Perkins and his publisher, Ehud Sperling, inspired Shakaim Mariano Chumpi-a young Shuar warrior who has fought in the jungle war between his native Ecuador and Peru-to travel among his people and record their thoughts, history, and customs. The result is Spirit of the Shuar. Here, in their own words, the Shuar share their practices of shapeshifting, "dreaming the world," and ecstatic sex, including the role older women play in teaching uninitiated men how to please. They explain the interdependence of humans and the environment, their formula for peace and balance, and their faith in arutam, the life-giving spirit of nature that allows each of us to transform ourselves. And they describe how their ancient-and current-practice of shrinking heads fits into their cultural philosophy. Whether exploring the mystery of shamanic shapeshifting, delving deeper into the powers of healing herbs and psychotropic plants, or finding new ways to live sustainably and sensitively in the face of encroaching development and environmental destruction, the Shuar have emerged as a strong people determined to preserve their identity and beliefs and share their teachings with a world in dire need of their wisdom. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Ayumpum Foundation to help the Shuar conserve their forests and spread their message.
The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali
A New Translation and Commentary
Paperback ISBN: 0892812621
Approximately two thousand years old, The Yoga-Sutra of PataÃ±jaliÂ is the landmark scripture on classical yoga. The translation and commentary provided here by Georg Feuerstein are outstanding for their accessibility and their insight into the essential meaning of this ancient and complex text. A scholar of international renown who has studied and practiced yoga since the age of fourteen, Feuerstein also brings to The Yoga-Sutra of PataÃ±jali his experience as a professional indologist. His faithful and informed rendering of the aphorisms (sutras) is based on extensive personal research into the Sanscrit sources. Each word is explained so that the entire text becomes readily available to the western reader and student of yoga.