Category: Spirituality

The Young Atheist's Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life without God

By Alom Shaha

The tale of a guy who misplaced his religion, yet stumbled on a lot, even more. turning out to be up in a strict Muslim group in south-east London, Alom Shaha learnt that faith used to be to not be wondered. Reciting the Qur'an with out figuring out what it intended was once easily part of existence; so, too, was once obeying the imam and enduring beatings while he did not attend the neighborhood mosque. yet Alom used to be extra interested in technological know-how and its strength to light up. As a teenager, he lived among worlds: the house managed by way of his authoritarian father, and a college alive with books and ideas. In a captivating mixture of memoir, philosophy and technological know-how, Alom explores the questions about religion and the afterlife that all of us think about. it is a e-book for an individual who wonders what they need to think and the way they need to dwell. it truly is if you happen to may have the evidence and the information, in addition to the braveness, to damage unfastened from inherited ideals. during this strong narrative, Alom exhibits that it's attainable to reside a compassionate, pleasing and significant lifestyles with out God. Foreword through Jim Al-Khalili

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Ancient Ways: Reclaiming Pagan Traditions

By Pauline Campanelli

Paganism has stuffed the hearts and souls of individuals worldwide for hundreds of thousands of years. In each one tradition, autonomous how one can honor the Goddess and God and watch the turning of the wheel of the yr have constructed. In Ancient Ways via Pauline Campanelli, you'll study a lot of these principles and methods, improving your magick and your ties to Pagan ancestors.

The publication follows the movement of development on the planet that's associated with the Pagan gala's. It starts off with Imbolc (February 2) and keeps with the solstices and equinoxes, in addition to the cross-quarter vacations reminiscent of Lammas, Samhain, and xmas. each one pageant has a bankruptcy devoted to it, and every bankruptcy is full of folklore, heritage, and traditions that would make your middle sing.

For instance, within the part on Samhain (October 31) you are going to know about conventional Halloween get together favors and the way to take advantage of a tambourine to aid touch spirits. you will find information regarding cats and why they grew to become linked to Witches. you will additionally research the place the organization of this competition with bats and owls got here from. and naturally the ebook explains the pumpkin and the Jack-o'-lantern. there is even a recipe for pumpkin bread.

Ancient Ways explains how this vacation is admittedly thought of the 3rd or ultimate harvest. you are going to learn the way apples are concerned with the vacation and the way they are often used for therapeutic. different issues right here contain the right way to use a pendulum, channeling, and mediumship; a quick historical past of vital dates in Witchcraft; and the way to take advantage of magick mirrors and crystal balls.

This kind of details is integrated in each bankruptcy of this booklet. you will additionally study charms and spells, numerology and people arts, in addition to conventional myths and legends. With this publication you are going to extend your wisdom of Paganism and improve and upload for your practices. it's a booklet you'll use repeatedly.

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Heart of the Enlightened

"Said the river to the seeker: 'Does one rather need to agonize approximately enlightenment? irrespective of which means I flip, i am homeward bound.'" --Anthony de Mello

We are like bears pacing in a cage, Anthony de Mello says. no matter if the cage is got rid of, we continue pacing within the comparable timid limits. we're afraid to get out. And we predict that the one manner out is through unending striving and pondering.

But this profound healer and religious grasp indicates us otherwise. The middle of the Enlightened, the sequel to the hugely winning Taking Flight, includes greater than 2 hundred of de Mello's favourite tales. no matter if Buddhist stories, Hindu fables, Islamic sayings, or Christian parables, the tales de Mello has selected are bound to seep via to the guts. They contact on relationships, human nature, carrier, spirituality, and enlightenment. those are tales to be learn slowly and savored. they're the major to releasing us from all that may pen us in.

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Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto

A largely fashionable author on faith celebrates agnosticism because the so much brilliant, engaging—and eventually the main honest—stance towards the mysteries of existence.

One in 4 americans reject any association with equipped faith, and approximately 1/2 these less than thirty describe themselves as “spiritual yet now not religious.” yet because the airwaves resound with the haranguing of preachers and pundits, who speaks for the hundreds of thousands who locate no pleasure in whittling the sweetness of lifestyles to an easy yes/no choice?

Lesley Hazleton does. during this provocative, impressive e-book, she offers voice to the case for agnosticism, breaks it freed from its stereotypes as watered-down atheism or amorphous “seeking,” and celebrates it as a reasoned, revealing, and maintaining stance towards existence. Stepping over the strains imposed by way of inflexible conviction, she attracts on philosophy, theology, psychology, technology, and extra to discover, with interest and keenness, the very important position of poser in a deceptively information-rich global; to invite what we suggest by way of the hunt for that means; to invoke the humbling but elating standpoint of infinity; to problem obtained principles approximately loss of life; and to re-examine what “the soul” may be. encouraged and encouraging, Agnostic recasts the query of trust now not as an issue to be solved yet as a call for participation to an ongoing, open-ended experience of the brain.

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Flow Down Like Silver (Hypatia of Alexandria)

By Ki Longfellow

From the sunrise of heritage, numerous girls have marked their occasions in amazing methods. ladies were warriors, Pharaohs, popes, queens and kings, philosophers, poets, mathematicians, composers, painters, writers, revolutionaries and "witches."

yet there has been just one HYPATIA.

very good, attractive, entire and unfastened, Hypatia of Alexandria was once the final of the good Pagan academics. Her brutal dying by the hands of a Christian mob foretold the demise of cause, of wondering, of reverence for nature, of the Goddess herself.

Following her acclaimed novel "The mystery Magdalene," Ki Longfellow now bargains a gorgeous portrait of the lifestyles and demise of Hypatia of Alexandria.

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The Diamond Approach: An Introduction to the Teachings of A. H. Almaas

By John Davis

The Diamond strategy has been built and taught over the past twenty-five years via Hameed Ali (known mainly via his pen identify, A. H. Almaas), who's well known as a pacesetter within the integration of spirituality and psychology. this is often the 1st e-book to introduce the entire spectrum of his teachings to a common viewers.

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Connecting to Our Ancestral Past: Healing through Family Constellations, Ceremony, and Ritual

By Francesca Mason Boring

Connecting to Our Ancestral Past is a practical, non secular trip that introduces a number of particular rituals and conversations in reference to Constellations paintings, an experiential approach that explores one's background and strong occasions of the prior for you to comprehend and get to the bottom of difficulties of the current. Constellations facilitator and writer Francesca Mason dull offers this healing process within the context of cultures just like the Shoshone, of which she is a member, that experience visible the area via a prism of interrelationships for millennia. In Constellations paintings there's an natural caliber that calls for a self-discipline of non-judgment, one who is embraced in conventional local circles, the place the full fact of a person's lifestyles, roots, and trans-generational trauma or problem is known and included.
 
Mason uninteresting presents a transformational stroll in the course of the common indigenous box— that position of therapeutic and data utilized by local healers and academics for centuries—by describing tales and rituals designed to assist individuals with their specific struggles. those rituals, resembling "Facing the great Men"—designed to assist ladies who've suffered abuse in relationships with men—reject Western notions of over the counter medicine. as an alternative, they pressure a snug surroundings wherein the "client," with assistance from a facilitator, interacts with humans selected to symbolize thoughts, issues, and people. In Western tradition the note "medicine" is considered a concrete item, yet Mason dull explains that indigenous cultures want a strategy of therapeutic in preference to an itemized substance. She re-opens doorways which were closed as a result of exclusion of indigenous know-how within the improvement of many Western therapeutic traditions and introduces new options to the lexicon of Western psychology.
 
a number voices from round the world—leaders within the fields of platforms constellations, theoretical physics, and tribal traditions—contribute to this exploration of aboriginal views that would profit facilitators of Constellations paintings, therapists, and humans who're attempting to stroll with open eyes and hearts.

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Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges

By Deepak Chopra

Life is stuffed with demanding situations, either huge and small. Spirituality is the following to provide solutions.

Over the process his profession as general practitioner, instructor, and bestselling writer, Deepak Chopra has got millions of questions from humans dealing with all types of problem. they've got requested tips to lead extra enjoyable lives, the right way to triumph over courting difficulties and private hindrances. What’s find out how to care for a passive-aggressive buddy? Can a stagnant profession be jump-started? In a global jam-packed with distractions and tension, how does one make time for meditation?

Hidden between all of those questions are solutions ready to be uncovered.

during this groundbreaking e-book, Chopra exhibits you ways to extend your understanding, that is the foremost to the confusion and clash all of us face. “The key is that the extent of the matter is rarely the extent of the solution,” he writes. by means of emerging to the extent of the answer on your personal wisdom, you could rework stumbling blocks into possibilities. Chopra leads the reader to what he calls “the real self,” the place peace, readability, and knowledge function courses in instances of challenge. For Chopra, spirituality is basically approximately awareness, now not approximately spiritual dogma or hoping on the traditional concept of God. “There isn't any higher strength for achievement and private progress than your personal awareness.” With sensible perception, Spiritual Solutions presents the instruments and methods to show you how to meet life’s demanding situations from inside and to event a feeling of real achievement and function.

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El alma del mundo

By Frédéric Lenoir

El mundo se acerca a su ultimate, un cataclismo amenaza con destruir al ser humano, de manera que se convoca un cónclave de siete grandes sabios provinientes de diversas regiones del mundo. Estos siete sabios representan a las principales religiones del mundo y se reúnen en un monasterio del Tibet.

Allí convocan a dos adolescentes. Se llaman Tenzin y Natina, pero no son más que sombras o receptáculos de las principles que los sabios van a verter en su inside. Un compendio de l. a. sabiduría humana, pues tienen los angeles concept de que existen fuerzas antagónicas en el universo y que si transmiten con los angeles suficiente convicción sus conocimientos el principio que mantiene en armonía el cosmos y el universo se impondrán.

Son siete cápsulas de sabiduría sobre los grandes temas de l. a. humanidad: el sentido de l. a. vida, éxito, felicidad, cuerpo/mente, potencial creativo, amor y transformación del mundo.

Todo contado a través de “fábulas poéticas” y sobre los angeles base o el fondo a una crítica a l. a. deshumanización de Occidente, el capitalismo, l. a. sequedad y l. a. aridez de las relaciones personales.

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Leap Before You Look: 72 Shortcuts for Getting Out of Your Mind and into the Moment

By Arjuna Ardagh

"Leap sooner than You Look deals us a call for participation to a party we can't refuse: a full-out event of real self-acceptance via a clear-sighted consciousness that life itself loves us, that it has positioned inside us all that we have to love ourselves and all sentient beings."
―Michael Bernard Beckwith, founding father of the Agape overseas non secular middle and writer of Inspirations of the Heart, 40 Day brain quickly Soul Feast and A Manifesto of Peace.

Perhaps you have stuck a glimpse of who you're past thought―your religious nature―but were not certain how one can dwell it as a present and blessing for all. what is the answer? perform.

Leap prior to You Look is a suite of straightforward workouts that will help you in your manner. every one takes quite a few mins to shift you "out of your brain" and into the limitless probabilities of the current second. what is extra, the seventy two "shortcuts" contained herein will let you deepen and embrace this cognizance on your way of life, from one minute to the subsequent, at any place you will be.

So open to any bankruptcy, and settle for Arjuna Ardagh's invitation to Leap earlier than You Look― into "the danger of religious perform now not as a way to a target, yet as an ceaselessly unfolding exploration of a lifetime of attractiveness, absolutely worthy living."

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