Finding God When You Don't Believe in God: Searching for a by Jack Erdmann

By Jack Erdmann

Here's a chance to snoop on attention-grabbing conversations with those that chanced on God once they did not actually need to and were not even taking a look. via a sequence of deeply own interviews with participants from varied walks of lifestyles, the authors behavior a charming discourse on gaining knowledge of a "higher power." The interview matters aren't proselytizers, nor are they curious about evaluating religious states. Their tales are neither tidy nor definitive. What they give, notwithstanding, is a impressive, clean, and eventually pleasurable mosaic at the that means and manifestation of God.

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Journey through Womanhood: Meditations from Our Collective by Tian Dayton Ph.D.

By Tian Dayton Ph.D.

"Women domesticate a feeling of self via relationships," says Tian Dayton. "And girls nurture their soul via varied roles embraced in life." In her fantastically rendered e-book of day-by-day meditations, Dr. Dayton explores women's roles and relationships via 8 specific archetypes of womanhood drawn from historical past and tradition: The Virgin, The Huntress, The Warrior, the sweetheart, The spouse, the mummy, The Martyr, and The clever girl. each one icon of femininity deals wealthy perception into common studies and truths for girls, lightly tough, maintaining, and empowering readers. beneficial properties: meditations and quotations from ladies supply perception and encouragement structure presents day-by-day reminder of dedication to private progress a considerate present for a chum, family member, or co-worker. Tian Dayton, Ph.D.., is a medical psychologist, acclaimed writer, and nationally well-known specialist within the fields of psychodrama and addictions. She has been featured on nationwide Public Radio, the yankee well-being community, and diverse tv speak exhibits, together with The Montel Williams convey, Ricki Lake, and Geraldo. She lives in ny.

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In No Strange Land: The Embodied Mysticism of Saint Philip by Jonathan Robinson

By Jonathan Robinson

In No unusual Land illuminates the richness of mysticism--in the lifetime of Philip Neri--as an "experience of the task of God." The lifetime of the Apostle of Rome demonstrates that it really is basically humans, now not arguments, that exhibit the mysteries of God. Philip's event of God, his mysticism, was once given him for the sake of others. additionally, that have itself used to be embodied; that's to assert woke up, nourished, and taken to fruition in the spiritual culture into which he was once born, and from which he lived--in specific the Church of Renaissance Florence and Rome, with its personal specific appropriation of Christianity. it really is this sacramental lifestyles that areas mysticism past the simply inner most and esoteric, and enables the mystic, in Newman's word, "to use this international well." 

With nice deftness, Fr. Robinson traverses biographical, ancient, and theological domain names as he examines the character of expertise, the jobs of data and love in prayer, and the primacy of grace within the accomplishment of salvation. Informative and engaging, In No unusual Land is a phenomenal contribution to Renaissance biography, old theology, and the examine of mysticism.

"Anyone drawn to St. Philip Neri would definitely locate anything of significant worth right here. In a manner, it's a learn of 'mysticism' within which Philip is the case-study. A wide-ranging and clever book."--JOHN RIST, writer of actual Ethics and Plato's ethical Realism

"In this lucidly argued and intensely readable e-book, Fr. Jonathan Robinson interweaves an enticing portrait of the good sixteenth-century reformer St. Philip Neri with an both persuasive remodeling of topics in classical Catholic doctrine of the non secular lifestyles, therefore inviting readers to mirror on our personal hopes for sanctity in the middle of an detached or even deeply adverse cultural environment."--FERGUS KERR, O.P., writer of Twentieth-Century Catholic Theologians and After Aquinas

"Jonathan Robinson bargains an intensely considerate and impressively well-informed research of Filippo Neri and his age--subtly nuanced yet sincerely and cogently expressed, imbued with deft humor and wry understatement. An fascinating account of a awesome individual's existence and religion, this ebook additionally figures as an incredible success within the box of contextual history--illuminating the human realities of sixteenth-century Florence and Rome."--EDWARD GOLDBERG, writer of After Vasari and *Jews and Magic in Medici Florence *

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Realizing Genjōkōan : the key to Dōgen's Shōbōgenzō by Shohaku Okumura

By Shohaku Okumura

Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen grasp who based the japanese Soto institution of Zen, is well known as one the world's so much striking spiritual geniuses. His works are either richly poetic and deeply insightful and philosophical, pointing to the unending depths of Zen exploration. And nearly accurately due to those proof, Dogen is usually tough for readers to appreciate and entirely appreciate.

Realizing Genjokoan is a entire advent to the lessons and process of this nice philosopher, taking us on an intensive guided travel of an important essay-Genjokoan-in Dogen's seminal paintings, the Shobogenzo. certainly, the Genjokoan is considered the top of Dogen's writings, encompassing and encapsulating the essence of the entire remainder of his work.

Our journey consultant for this trip is Shohaku Okumura, a admired instructor in his personal correct, who has devoted his lifestyles to translating and educating Dogen.

This quantity additionally comprises an advent to Dogen's lifestyles from Hee-Jin Kim's vintage, Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist, with up to date annotations through Okumura

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Sais-tu pourquoi je saute ? by Naoki Higashida, Josef Schovanec

By Naoki Higashida, Josef Schovanec

Pour l. a. première fois, un enfant atteint d’autisme sévère raconte sa vie intérieure. Âgé de thirteen ans au second de l. a. e-book de l’édition japonaise du livre, Naoki Higashida répond avec sensibilité, intelligence et honnêteté à une foule de questions que l’on se pose à propos de l’autisme :

• Pourquoi évites-tu le touch visuel quand tu t’adresses à quelqu’un ?
• Est-il vrai que tu détestes qu’on te touche ?
• Pourquoi répètes-tu l. a. même query sans arrêt ?
• Est-ce que tu préfères rester seul ?
• Pourquoi sautes-tu ?

Ce texte magnifique a été une véritable révélation pour le réputé écrivain anglais David Mitchell, également père d’un enfant autiste : il découvrait enfin ce qui se passait dans l. a. tête de son fils.

Aussi a-t-il décidé de traduire le livre avec sa femme. « Ce témoignage apporte los angeles preuve que l’esprit enfermé dans un corps
d’autiste, qui nous semble si lourdement handicapé, est en fait aussi curieux, subtil et complexe que le vôtre, le mien ou celui de n’importe qui. »

Privé de l’usage de los angeles parole, Naoki Higashida a appris à communiquer
grâce à une grille alphabétique. Aujourd’hui, il est âgé de 22 ans. Il vit à Kimitsu (Japon) et tient un blogue.

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The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot

By Michael Talbot

At the present time approximately everyone seems to be conversant in holograms, three-d photos projected into house through a laser.

Now, of the world's most outstanding thinkers -- college of London physicists David Bohm, a former protege of Einstein's and one of many world's most useful quantum physicists, and Stanford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, one of many architects of our sleek realizing of the mind -- think that the universe itself could be a gigantic hologram, fairly figuratively one of those snapshot or build created, a minimum of partly, by means of the human brain.

This impressive new means of taking a look at the universe explains not just some of the unsolved puzzles of physics, but in addition such mysterious occurrences as telepathy, out-of-body and close to demise stories, "lucid" desires, or even non secular and mystical reports similar to emotions of cosmic solidarity and fantastic healings.

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The Mantram Handbook: A Practical Guide to Choosing Your by Eknath Easwaran

By Eknath Easwaran

The mantram, or mantra, is a quick, robust, non secular formulation from the world’s nice traditions, repeated silently within the brain, every time, at any place. Examples of mantrams are Rama, Rama, utilized by Gandhi, or My God and My All, repeated via St. Francis of Assisi, or Om Mane Padme Hum. Easwaran taught using the mantram for over 40 years as a part of his passage meditation software. He explains how the mantram works, and provides useful guidance for utilizing it to concentration our strategies and entry deeper assets of power, persistence, and love. The mantram can assist us fill up our strength, free up creativity, and heal previous conflicts. those resonant words paintings both good for folks with kids, colleagues at paintings, in a courting, in disease or melancholy, or even on the time of loss of life. And Easwaran exhibits how repetition of the mantram can open the door to a existence that's more and more significant and pleasurable.

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Contemporary Esotericism by Egil Asprem

By Egil Asprem

The learn of latest esoteric discourse has hitherto been a principally overlooked a part of the hot educational box of Western esotericism. modern Esotericism offers a extensive assessment and overview of the complicated international of Western esoteric inspiration this present day. Combining historiographical research with theories and methodologies from the social sciences, the quantity explores new difficulties and gives new percentages for the examine of esoterica. modern Esotericism reviews the interval because the Fifties yet makes a speciality of the final twenty years. the big variety of essays are divided into 4 thematic sections: the intricacies of esoteric appeals to culture; the function of pop culture, sleek verbal exchange applied sciences, and new media in modern esotericism; the effect and impression of esotericism on either non secular and secular arenas; and the new 'de-marginalization' of the esoteric in either scholarship and society.

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