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An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism

An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism Author Jean C. Cooper
ISBN-10 9781935493167
Release 2010
Pages 155
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Containing 118 stunning color illustrations, this beautiful book provides an introduction to Taoism, one of the great religious and philosophical movements in Chinese thought. Incorporating selections from J.C. Cooper's writings, it explores the concept of the Tao (Way), the symbolism of Yin-Yang, and the thought of the leading Taoist sages. Also included are sections on Taoist art, the symbolism of plants and animals, the Taoist garden, and the relationship of Taoism with Buddhism and Hinduism.

Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita

Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita Author Mahendra Nath Gupta
ISBN-10 818834303X
Release 2005-07-30
Pages 523
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This is the English translation of one of India's most famous books. It contains the dialogues of the Bengali saint Ramakrishna wrtten in almost stenographic accuracy.This edition is different translation of the Swami Nikhilananda "Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna" which was published in the forties and showed the restraint of that era.

The Philosophy of Ecstasy

The Philosophy of Ecstasy Author Leonard Lewisohn
ISBN-10 9781936597420
Release 2014
Pages 344
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Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73), founder of the Mevlevi Sufi order of “Whirling Dervishes,” is the best-selling poet in America today. The wide-ranging appeal of his work is such that UNESCO declared 2007 to be “International Rumi Year.” However, his writings represent much more than love poetry. Rumi was one of the preeminent thinkers of Sufism, the esoteric form of Islam. In this groundbreaking collection of 13 essays on Rumi, many of the world’s leading authorities in the field of Islamic Studies and Persian Literature discuss the major religious themes in his poetry and teachings. In addition to discussing the ideas of love, ecstasy, and music in Rumi’s Sufi poetry, the essays offer new historical and theological perspectives on his work. The immortality of the soul, freewill, the nature of punishment and reward, and the relationship of Islam to Christianity are all covered, in order to bring Rumi’s poetry properly into the context of the Sufi tradition to which he belonged.

Alternative Traditions

Alternative Traditions Author Sangharakshita
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079954213
Release 1986
Pages 197
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Alternative Traditions has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Alternative Traditions also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Alternative Traditions book for free.

At the Feet of the Master

At the Feet of the Master Author Jiddu Krishnamurti
ISBN-10 WISC:89094609815
Release 1911
Pages 71
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At the Feet of the Master has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from At the Feet of the Master also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full At the Feet of the Master book for free.

A History of Modern Yoga

A History of Modern Yoga Author Elizabeth De Michelis
ISBN-10 9780826487728
Release 2005-12-08
Pages 282
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Jewish Portraits Indian Frames

Jewish Portraits  Indian Frames Author Jael Silliman
ISBN-10 1584653051
Release 2003-02
Pages 208
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Jewish Portraits, Indian Frames offers a personal and social history of the author's foremothers -- Baghdadi Jews who lived most of their lives in the Jewish community in Calcutta. Jael Silliman begins with a portrait of Farha, her maternal great-greandmother, who dwelled almost entirely within the Baghdadi Jewish community no matter where she and her husband traveled on business (Calcutta, Rangoon, Singapore). Next is her maternal grandmother, Miriam (Mary), who was much more Anglicized than Farha and deeply influenced by British colonial practices. The third portrait, of Silliman's mother, Flower, reveals a woman in a double transition: her own and India's. Flower grew up in colonial India, witnessed India's struggle for independence, and lived her middle years in an independent India. The final sketch is of Silliman herself. Born in Calcutta in 1955 in the waning Jewish community, Silliman grew up in a cosmopolitan and Indian world, rather than a Baghdadi Jewish one. Silliman's own travels have taken her to the US, where, as a teacher and scholar, her primary identification is with the "South Asian intellectual and professional diaspora." These rich family portraits convey a sense of the singular roles women played in building and sustaining a complex diaspora in what Silliman calls "Jewish Asia" over the past 150 years. Her sketches of the everyday lives of her foremothers -- from the food they ate and the clothes they wore to the social and political relationships they forged -- bring to life a community and a culture, even as they disclose the unexpected and subtle complexities of the colonial encounter as experienced by Jewish women.

The Serpent s Gift

The Serpent s Gift Author Jeffrey J. Kripal
ISBN-10 9780226453828
Release 2008-09-15
Pages 232
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“Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field.” With those words in Genesis, God condemns the serpent for tempting Adam and Eve, and the serpent has shouldered the blame ever since. But how would the study of religion change if we looked at the Fall from the snake’s point of view? Would he appear as a bringer of wisdom, more generous than the God who wishes to keep his creation ignorant? Inspired by the early Gnostics who took that startling view, Jeffrey J. Kripal uses the serpent as a starting point for a groundbreaking reconsideration of religious studies and its methods. In a series of related essays, he moves beyond both rational and faith-based approaches to religion, exploring the erotics of the gospels and the sexualities of Jesus, John, and Mary Magdalene. He considers Feuerbach’s Gnosticism, the untapped mystical potential of comparative religion, and even the modern mythology of the X-Men. Ultimately, The Serpent’s Gift is a provocative call for a complete reorientation of religious studies, aimed at a larger understanding of the world, the self, and the divine.

The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness

The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness Author Susan Schneider
ISBN-10 9781119002208
Release 2017-03-16
Pages 848
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Updated and revised, the highly-anticipated second edition of The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness offers a collection of readings that together represent the most thorough and comprehensive survey of the nature of consciousness available today. Features updates to scientific chapters reflecting the latest research in the field Includes 18 new theoretical, empirical, and methodological chapters covering integrated information theory, renewed interest in panpsychism, and more Covers a wide array of topics that include the origins and extent of consciousness, various consciousness experiences such as meditation and drug-induced states, and the neuroscience of consciousness Presents 54 peer-reviewed chapters written by leading experts in the study of consciousness, from across a variety of academic disciplines

Stripping the Gurus

Stripping the Gurus Author Geoffrey D. Falk
ISBN-10 0973620315
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 536
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"Armed with wit, insight, and truly astonishing research, Falk utterly demolishes the notion of the enlightened guru who can lead devotees to nirvana.--John Horgan, author of "Rational Mysticism."

Beyond Turk and Hindu

Beyond Turk and Hindu Author David Gilmartin
ISBN-10 1616101180
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 384
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Beyond Turk and Hindu has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Beyond Turk and Hindu also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Beyond Turk and Hindu book for free.

Against the Modern World

Against the Modern World Author Mark Sedgwick
ISBN-10 9780195396010
Release 2009-07-13
Pages 369
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Against the Modern World is the first history of Traditionalism, an important yet surprisingly little-known twentieth-century anti-modern movement. Comprising a number of often secret but sometimes very influential religious groups in the West and in the Islamic world, it affected mainstream and radical politics in Europe and the development of the field of religious studies in the United States, touching the lives of many individuals. French writer Rene Guenon rejected modernity as a dark age and sought to reconstruct the Perennial Philosophy - the central truths behind all the major world religions. Guenon stressed the urgent need for the West's remaining spiritual and intellectual elite to find personal and collective salvation in the surviving vestiges of ancient religious traditions. A number of disenchanted intellectuals responded to his call. In Europe, America, and the Islamic world, Traditionalists founded institutes, Sufi brotherhoods, Masonic lodges, and secret societies. Some attempted unsuccessfully to guide Fascism and Nazism along Traditionalist lines; others later participated in political terror in Italy. Traditionalist ideas were the ideological cement for the alliance of anti-democratic forces in post-Soviet Russia, and in the Islamic world entered the debate about the relationship between Islam and modernity. Although its appeal in the West was ultimately limited, Traditionalism has wielded enormous influence in religious studies, through the work of such Traditionalists as Ananda Coomaraswamy, Huston Smith, Mircea Eliade, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

The Way of the Explorer

The Way of the Explorer Author Edgar Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781442976108
Release 2009-03-30
Pages 492
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The Way of the Explorer traces two remarkable journeys--one through space, and one through the mind. Together they fundamentally alter the way we understand the miracle and mystery of being, and ultimately reveal humankind's role in its own destiny.

Hitler s Priestess

Hitler s Priestess Author Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
ISBN-10 9780814731116
Release 2000-10-01
Pages 278
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Each year, thousands of Chinese children, primarily abandoned infant girls, are adopted by Americans. Yet we know very little about the local and transnational processes that characterize this new migration. Transnational Adoption is a unique ethnographic study of China/U.S. adoption, the largest contemporary intercountry adoption program. Sara K. Dorow begins by situating the popularity of the China/U.S. adoption process within a broader history of immigration and adoption. She then follows the path of the adoption process: the institutions and bureaucracies in both China and the United States that prepare children and parents for each other; the stories and practices that legitimate them coming together as transnational families; the strains placed upon our common notions of what motherhood means; and ways in which parents then construct the cultural and racial identities of adopted children. Based on rich ethnographic evidence, including interviews with and observation of people on both sides of the Pacific—from orphanages, government officials, and adoption agencies to advocacy groups and adoptive families themselves—this is a fascinating look at the latest chapter in Chinese-American migration.

The Perennial Philosophy

The Perennial Philosophy Author Aldous Huxley
ISBN-10 9780061893315
Release 2012-02-14
Pages 352
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An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the "divine reality" common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley "The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions." With great wit and stunning intellect—drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

Gandhi and Leadership

Gandhi and Leadership Author Satinder Dhiman
ISBN-10 9781137492357
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 251
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In Gandhi and Leadership , Professor Dhiman explores the moral and spiritual philosophical foundations and context of Gandhi's approach to leadership. The book focuses on seven Gandhian values that are most relevant in the contemporary workplace.

Compassion the Spirit of Truth

Compassion the Spirit of Truth Author
ISBN-10 9780955040023
Pages 398
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A study of the Immutable Law of Universal Sympathy and Sacrifice, and Its mutable facets, Worldly Love or Selfishness and Devotional Love or Bhakti, integrating the ethical precepts of the Bhagavad-Gita, Light on the Path, Narada Bhakti Sutra, Voice of the Silence, and other manuals of initiation, with their metaphysical roots in the Secret Doctrine of the Heart.