- Revised and expanded edition of the classic work on chakras by the renowned Indian scholar and tantra practitioner.- Includes full-color illustrations of the chakras to be used with the meditation exercises in the book and provides the tools necessary to activate these centers of transformative energy. In the ancient science of tantra, the human body is viewed as the most perfect instrument for the expression of consciousness, a perfection realized through the development of psychic centers known as chakras. Located within the cerebrospinal system, the chakras are the stage upon which the interaction between higher consciousness and desire is played out. Consequently, it is through understanding and utilizing the energies of the chakras that we ultimately reach an enlightened state of being. In Chakras, Indian scholar and tantra practitioner Harish Johari introduces the classical principles of the chakras as well as their practical application for today. In this expanded edition, complete with new art and text, he unfolds the mysteries of these subtle centers of transformation with visualization techniques essential to a fully realized tantric practice. Unlike other books in its field, Chakras provides the tools to activate these centers of transformative energy and elevate one's intellectual knowledge to an experience of spiritual growth. Meditating on the beautiful, full-color illustrations of each chakra vitalizes the cerebrospinal centers and harmonizes the entire system both physically and psychically. Explanations of each chakra elaborate on the chakra's connection to elements, colors, sounds, sense and work organs, desires, planets and deities, as well as on behavioral characteristics and particular effects of meditation. For scholars and spiritual aspirants of every level, Chakras is an invaluable, practical source of information and techniques.
Taming the tiger of the mind is a necessary step on the path to personal growth and self-mastery. With wit and wisdom, Akong Tulku Rinpoche teaches how to confront and subdue the ceaseless mental chatter within. True peace, he explains, may be achieved through a practical program for cultivating awareness and bringing the spiritual into everyday life. Only then may we find the sort of happiness that also brings happiness to others. The author explores the pitfalls that result from our habits of thought. He discusses such things as motivation and compassion and how one can aspire to right conduct through the practice of mindfulness.An introductory guide to using the key concepts of Tibetan Buddhism in everyday life. Includes a series of practical exercises by which to change our patterns of living and thinking. Practiced consistently, these can provide a basis for self-knowledge, mind therapy, and self-healing. 1967, Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (author of Meditation in Action) founded the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland, the oldest Tibetan Buddhist center in theWest.
Clear instructions for incorporating this Chinese art into your personal environment to create balance and prosperity.
The Feng Shui Companion is a user-friendly handbook for anyone interested in employing the ancient Chinese art of geomancy for creating balance, harmony, and prosperity in their personal environment. Feng shui, the Chinese words for wind and water, is a time-honored system of rules, concepts and principles that explain how our lives are pragmatically and spiritually linked to our environment. As the author shows, based on his own experience, these principles can be implemented at little cost in both new and existing buildings, often with significant improvements to the physical and financial well-being of the people who live in them. Just a simple change in the placement of furniture or the addition of a plant to a room can have a noticeable impact on an individual's life. With expert summaries of the key feng shui concepts, the author provides clear instructions for creating a place in which you want to spend time rather than one in which you are constantly trying to escape because "something doesn't feel right."
Meister Eckhart was a 13th-century mystic, prophet, feminist, declared heretic, and an early advocate of creation-centered spirituality. This tradition affirms humanity's potential to act divinely, and it embraces life--living and dying, growing old and sinning, groaning and celebrating--as the creative energy of God in motion. For Eckhart, to be spiritual is to be awake and alive; creation itself was for him the primary sacrament that begins from "the spring of life" or the heart.Eckhart's pathway and that of the creation tradition is a simple way. It demands no gurus, no fanciful methods, no protracted exercises or retreats. This is why he called it a "wayless way" that is available to everyone, and why he points out that the person "who has found this way needs no other."
Describes techniques from a wide variety of traditions, including shamanism, yoga, Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and biofeedback
An illustrated guide to dynamic yoga which is based on the techniques of Astanga Vinyasa Yoga, a fast powerful form which claims to provide as effective a cardiovascular workout as a conventional exercise-to-music class. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
First published by Tuttle in 1989 as An Invitation to Practice Zen, Zen Meditation Plain and Simple has gone on to sell nearly 20,000 copies. Now, with a new preface and updated instructional photographs, it's perfect to help a new generation of readers looking to learn the basics of zazen--zen meditation. With a concise overview of the basics and clear photographs illustrating the proper positions and postures, this comprehensive guidebook demystifies the age-old practice of zazen and brings its numerous benefits into the lives of today's Westerners.
This book is a practical yoga course with step-by-step photographic guidance written by one of the leading exponents of the Iyengar method of yoga. It also includes a section on postures helpful for common problems, such as headaches, stiffness, pain in the shoulders, and backache.
The classic book on working with the energy of the body for spiritual purposes, The Middle Pillar by Israel Regardie, is now more complete, more modern, more usable, and better than ever.
The exercise known as the Middle Pillar was devised by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Regardie expanded upon it and made it public over 60 years ago in the first edition of this book. Since that time, the exercise has been altered and adapted for just about any spiritual use you could think of. It is a mainstay of many Western traditions of magic.
Now in its third edition, The Middle Pillar is better than ever. It has been edited by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, close friends of the late Regardie and senior Adepts of the Golden Dawn. They have also added new material in a separate section that more than doubles the size of the book with their valuable insights and knowledge.
- Includes the complete original text, with nothing eliminated
- Spelling has been standardized to Western traditions
- Each chapter now has a title to identify its content
- The Ciceros's notes to each chapter add insight and history to Regardie's work
- Modern and clearer illustrations have been added
- New, a further exploration of the relationship between magic and psychology
- New, more than five techniques to enhance relaxation
- New, the Middle Pillar and the chakras
- New, versions of the Middle Pillar exercise in Egyptian, Greek, and Gaelic
- New, a shamanic version of the Middle Pillar
- New, how to use the Middle Pillar to charge talismans and do healings
The Middle Pillar is now expanded to what it always should have been, a thorough, accessible examination and extension of the single ritual that has become the very embodiment of magic. Get The Middle Pillar and learn the real secrets of magic.