Category: Spirituality

La sagesse qui guérit

By Jean-Yves Leloup

Qu'est-ce que l. a. maladie ? Pourquoi suis-je malade ?

Question sans fin, qui en présuppose d'autres : qu'est-ce que être ? Qui suis-je ? Qui est malade ?

Dans los angeles continuité de ses ouvrages devenus des classiques : Manque et Plénitude et Prendre soin de l'être, Jean-Yves Leloup interroge les Thérapeutes d'Alexandrie, les penseurs de l'Antiquité, les différentes traditions spirituelles et les pratiques analytiques d'aujourd'hui, afin de nous conduire à nous « memento de l'essentiel ».

Ces sagesses prennent en compte l'intégralité de l'être humain (corps-âme-esprit-pneuma). Elles l'amènent à los angeles découverte de son Être authentique. On retrouve ici l'approche synthétique et transdisciplinaire qui caractérise l'oeuvre de Jean-Yves Leloup.

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Scholar Warrior: An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life

By Ming-Dao Deng

In this superbly illustrated delivering of historic knowledge, Deng Ming-Dao stocks the secrets and techniques of the religious direction passed right down to him via Kwan Saihung, his Taoist grasp, in addition to by means of herbalists, martial artists, and different practitioners of the traditional arts. Deng indicates how Taoist philosophy and perform can be built-in into modern Western life for entire actual, psychological, and non secular future health. He offers an abundance of philosophical and useful information regarding hygiene, vitamin, sexuality, physical exertion, meditation, drugs, discovering one's function in existence, discovering the suitable instructor, demise, and transcendence.

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The Science of Breath: A Complete Manual of the Oriental Breathing Philosophy of Physical, Mental, Psychic and Spiritual Development

By Yogi Ramacharaka

Few everyone is conscious of the genuine strength of breath. They take it without any consideration although it's the so much crucial functionality for all times. This booklet may possibly let one, for the 1st time, to really comprehend this strength and what it may well do. an influence may be generated via the breath that's identified in quite a few cultures as prana, chi, very important strength, orgone, or a number of alternative names. via prolonged perform striking issues should be played that might rather be exceptional together with inhibiting soreness, self-healing, therapeutic others, controlling blood circulation to parts wanting power, recharging your self, recharging others, charging water sooner than consuming it, psychic defense, projecting recommendations, transmuting power, controlling feelings, stimulating the mind, and masses extra. This strong publication unearths a variety of workouts that would amaze and invigorate the reader.

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Belief or Nonbelief?: A Confrontation

By Umberto Eco

One is the liked writer of The identify of the Rose, a celebrated student, thinker, and self-declared secularist; the opposite is a preeminent clergyman and a revered professional at the New testomony. during this intellectually stimulating discussion, frequently antagonistic yet consistently amicable, those nice males, who stand on contrary aspects of the church door, talk about one of the most debatable problems with our day, together with the apocalypse, abortion, ladies within the clergy, and ethics. As we voyage onward into the hot millennium, they body a debate approximately concerns that experience already began to rage, continually conscious of the gulf among trust and nonbelief that separates them, regularly probing and demanding, but additionally respectful of the other’s standpoint. For believers and nonbelievers alike, the result's either edifying and illuminating. “Their correspondence,” writes Professor Harvey Cox in his advent, “lifts the potential of clever dialog on faith to a brand new level.”   

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The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage

By Paul Elie

The tale of 4 sleek American Catholics who made literature out in their look for God

In the mid-twentieth century 4 American Catholics got here to think that easy methods to discover the questions of non secular religion used to be to write down approximately them-in works that readers of every kind might respect. The lifestyles You store could be Your Own is their story-a bright and captivating account of significant writers and their energy over us.

Thomas Merton used to be a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founding father of the Catholic employee in manhattan; Flannery O'Connor a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a physician in New Orleans who give up drugs to jot down fiction and philosophy. a pal got here up with a reputation for them-the university of the Holy Ghost-and for 3 a long time they exchanged letters, ardently learn one another's books, and grappled with what one in every of them known as a "predicament shared in common."

A pilgrimage is a trip taken in mild of a narrative; and in The existence You retailer should be Your Own Paul Elie tells those writers' tale as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary previous of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the exciting chaos of postwar American existence. it's a tale of ways the Catholic religion, of their imaginative and prescient of items, took on varieties the devoted couldn't have expected. And it's a tale concerning the methods we glance to nice books and writers to aid us make feel of our event, concerning the strength of literature to change-to save-our lives.

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Querelle sur le Mal et la Providence: Lisbonne, 1755

By Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Le 1er novembre 1755, un séisme suivi d'un raz-de-marée et d'un incendie ravage l. a. ville de Lisbonne (Portugal). On dénombre 50 000 victimes. Cette disaster marque les consciences et suscite un débat philosophique à travers toute l’Europe : un tel drame est-il le fruit de l. a. colère divine, donc de los angeles windfall ? Voltaire voit dans cette manifestation naturelle l'occasion de réfuter les thèses optimistes proposées par Leibniz dans l. a. Théodicée, Tout est bien ! Or, pour Voltaire, non seulement los angeles souffrance des hommes est inacceptable, mais cette thèse est synonyme d’un hazard redoutable, le fatalisme et son cortège de superstitions ridicules. Voltaire envoie son poème sur l. a. Loi naturelle et l. a. windfall à un Rousseau qui vient de faire parler de lui avec son Discours sur l’origine et les fondements de l’inégalité. Rousseau est irrité passablement par le tableau misérabiliste. Par réaction, il se pique de défendre Leibniz. Il lui fait un procès en désespérance de l’humanité : l’homme souffre un destin injuste par los angeles Nature. C’est le début de los angeles brouille définitive et de los angeles haine des deux hommes.

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Gurdjieff, a Master in Life

By Tcheslaw Tchekhovich

In January 1920, Tcheslaw Tchekhovitch, twenty years of age, was once a part of the Polish contingent of the Tsar's military in retreat to Constantinople. whereas haunted via stories of the atrocities of the Bolshevik revolution, he had an odd instinct that there exists one other existence, a existence choked with which means. Seeing a poster asserting lectures by way of P.D. Ouspensky titled "The old knowledge of the East printed via a brand new present in Western thought", he made up our minds to wait. This touch resulted in Tchekhovitch's providential assembly with G.I. Gurdjieff, the fellow who may turn into his instructor and non secular master.

Gurdjieff: A grasp in existence chronicles 28 years of extreme interplay among grasp and scholar, and sheds clean gentle at the equipment Gurdjieff used to open his scholars to an internal reality

NOTE: PDF from scanned replica of booklet, no OCR.

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The God Conclusion: Why Smart People Still Believe

By IW Brown

It truly is an all too typical direction. a teenager leaves domestic for faculty. He nonetheless believes in God and sure believes within the specific religion of his family members. Then the deconversion starts off. by the point he earns an undergraduate measure not just has he discarded the religion of his family members, he has deserted trust in God altogether. actually, he appears to be like again at his family members and those that proceed to think in ask yourself. How can they nonetheless think? it's a undeniable fact that the extra schooling somebody gets the much more likely she is to develop into an atheist. a contemporary learn additionally came upon that general intelligence is a superb predictor of premiums of atheism. that's, the better the intelligence, the better the speed of non-belief. it truly is traditional to imagine that intelligence and schooling supply us a less attackable grip on fact. Doesn’t it make feel then that the person who replaces religion with skepticism and disbelief is headed within the correct path? Shouldn’t we finish that this individual is drawing in the direction of fact? totally now not! Having deserted religion himself by means of the tip of graduate university, writer IW Brown then spent years reading some of the best arguments for and opposed to God’s life. within the God end: Why shrewdpermanent humans nonetheless think, Brown makes a robust case that the main informed and highbrow between us are usually the furthest from the reality approximately God. They almost certainly don’t take pleasure in any virtue over the fewer trained whilst striving to appreciate lifestyles and the transcendent. Vocal advocates of atheism usually boast that the brainiest between us are non-believers. opposite to what they'd recommend, even if, there is not any cause to defer to the specialists in technological know-how, philosophy, or academia in terms of the God query. The God end dispels the idea that intelligence and studying may still result in disbelief. It describes how and why rational, well-informed humans nonetheless have cause to think in God. if you happen to or an individual you recognize struggles to keep up religion in God within the face of the knowledge of the realm, The God end is for you!

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Divine Audacity

By Linda Martella-Whittset

Adventure oneness with the divine and light-weight up the world.

This New proposal manifesto demanding situations readers to keep on with Jesus' dictum that his fans can be "the gentle of the world." What makes Martella-Whitsett's process so clean is that it deals a course for these attracted to dwelling a deep and genuine lifestyles outdoor of the strictures of conventional non secular different types. it really is, in essence, how one can be non secular with out being religious.
Her place to begin is that we have to jettison conventional notions of God as being in the market and above us. God isn't a super-human who supplies and takes, punishes and rewards, and calls for human pain and repentance.
Rather, Martella-Whitsett encourages readers to embark on a trip of discovery and embody a religious perform within which readers hook up with their internal "light" and observe their oneness with God. the results of that trip and perform may be a existence lived audaciously; one of those conscious dwelling within which moments of enlightenment take place often.

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Cosmic Detox: A Taoist Approach to Internal Cleansing

By Mantak Chia

Easy methods to cleanse the 9 openings of the physique for cleansing and self-healing

• Explains the best way to purify the body’s inner atmosphere via mono diets, fasts, and colonic cleanses to avoid degenerative affliction and untimely getting older

• provides a 14-day total-body detoxing advisor

• comprises chi self-massage and therapeutic sound practices in addition to ordinary recipes for natural tonics and detoxification flushes

Long recognized by way of Taoist masters, the physique has an innate skill to heal itself, a capability that's hampered via pollutants within the nutrition we ingest and effort blockages that come up from health problems and hindrances in our lives. those blockages rework the body’s power rivers right into a polluted and stagnant swamp--the root of degenerative ailment in addition to untimely getting older.

Revealing the detoxing and rejuvenation practices of the Taoist sages, grasp Mantak Chia and William U. Wei convey find out how to reactivate your body’s self-healing skills by way of steadily and adequately expelling amassed pollutants via fasting, mono diets, and detoxification the 9 openings of the physique. utilizing the practices of chi self-massage and therapeutic sounds in addition to typical recipes for natural tonics and detoxing flushes for every of the openings and their similar organs, the authors clarify the way to stability and purify the body’s inner setting via acid and alkaline meals, urine treatment, colonic cleanses, dry dermis brushing, ear candling, and energized water. Concluding with a 14-day total-body detoxing application, Cosmic Detox deals instruments to maintain the strength rivers fresh and flowing, getting ready the physique for better point Taoist practices in addition to allowing therapeutic of our emotional and non secular our bodies.

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