The Swan in Manasarowar or The Mastery of Sexuality: A Manual of Secret and Sacred Sex

By Soham Hamsa

“Sex is the rhythm of life.” during this crucial e-book written by way of Soham Hamsa (pseudonym), we listen a pleasant voice from the Himalayas directed to all those people who are actual fact seekers and fanatics of existence wherever on the planet, containing a deep main issue for his or her naturality and perspective towards intercourse and sexuality. it really is noticeable that the writer has entry to a different wisdom and oral culture from India and the Himalayas, which for a tremendous half by no means sooner than were made identified to the general public. The e-book, which all through is logical in its composition, is directly to the purpose with various useful workouts, and with its measurement, compactness, simply understood illustrations and richly supplied word list, it quite acts as a convenient guide at the topic. And as such, it really is most likely the single fairly authoritative paintings in its box.

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The Empty Boat: Encounters with Nothingness (OSHO Classics)

By Osho

In this hugely obtainable creation to Zen and its religious origins, Osho talks at the tales of chinese language mystic Chuang Tzu, revitalizing the 300-year-old Taoist message of self-realization. He speaks in regards to the country of egolessness, or "the empty boat," spontaneity, desires and wholeness, dwelling lifestyles choicelessly, and assembly loss of life with an identical equanimity. This a stunning new version overflows with the knowledge of 1 who has discovered the country of egolessness himself.

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Spacecruiser Inquiry: True Guidance for the Inner Journey (Diamond Body, Book 1)

By A. H. Almaas

Publish yr note: First released in 2002

Over the earlier twenty-five years A. H. Almaas—widely well-known as a pace-setter in integrating spirituality and psychology—has been constructing and instructing the Diamond Approach, a religious course that integrates the insights of Sufism, Buddhism, Gurdjieff, and different knowledge traditions with smooth psychology.

In this new paintings, Almaas makes use of the metaphor of a "spacecruiser" to explain a mode of exploring the immediacy of private experience—a manner of investigating our moment-by-moment emotions, suggestions, reactions, and behaviors via a means of open-ended wondering. the tactic is named the perform of inquiry, and Spacecruiser Inquiry unearths what it potential to interact with this custom as a non secular course: its rules, demanding situations, and rewards.

The writer explores easy parts of inquiry, together with the open-ended perspective, the point of interest on direct wisdom, the event of not-knowing, and the method of wondering. He describes the adventure of "Diamond Guidance"—the internal knowledge that emerges from our real nature—and the way it should be learned and utilized.

In this technique Almaas appears at a few of the crucial kinds of Diamond assistance, together with understanding, readability, fact, love, intelligence, compassion, interest, braveness, and resolution. additionally incorporated are routines and questions and solutions from the unique talks via Almaas on which the e-book is predicated.

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Be As You: Are The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

By Sri Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi was once the most major non secular academics to emerge from India in the course of the first half the century, and continues to be largely well known. This contemporary number of conversations among him and the various seekers who got here to his ashram for assistance includes the essence of his educating.

His situation all through his lengthy lifetime of offering his event to others used to be to persuade his listeners that self-realisation - or enlightenment - isn't an alien or mysterious country, however the usual of guy. This kingdom should be simply chanced on through project the self-investigation essentially defined in those talks. The lucid directions to every part offer additional illumination of this larger seer's message.

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Karma and Reincarnation: Understanding Your Past (The Wisdom of Yogananda, Volume 2)

By Paramhansa Yogananda

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Many humans proportion theories on reincarnation, or karma, or what occurs at demise. Paramhansa Yogananda, a grasp of yoga, writes from his personal precise wisdom and event. Coming via Yogananda's phrases, particularly, is the inner most encouragement to each reader: the assurance that God loves us, and that every one of existence is designed to aid us movement towards our personal optimum achievement.

Included within the e-book are such matters as:
* Why will we see an international of anguish and inequality?
* How may still we deal with the demanding situations in our lives?
* What occurs at dying, and after loss of life? Is there a heaven?
* what's the starting place and objective of reincarnation?
* This booklet bargains interesting solutions for life's nice mysteries, yet, extra importantly, it tells you the way to utilize on a daily basis of the lifestyles you've been given.
* As Yogananda explains the operation of karma, demise, and reincarnation, he additionally stocks the deeper goal of life for each soul.

Understanding those truths can convey readability, self assurance, and suggestion into your existence. The knowledge of Yogananda sequence positive aspects writings of Paramhansa Yogananda now not on hand somewhere else. those books seize the Master's expansive and compassionate knowledge, his experience of enjoyable, and his functional religious counsel. The books comprise writings from his earliest years in the US, in an approachable, easy-to-read structure. The phrases of the grasp are provided with minimum modifying, to trap the clean and unique voice of 1 of the main very hot non secular academics of the twentieth century.

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Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson: All Objectively Impartial: Criticism of the Life of Man (All and Everything, Book 1)

By G. I. Gurdjieff

Publish yr note: First released in 1950

The instructing of G. I. Gurdjieff (1866-1949) has end up famous as some of the most unique, enduring, and penetrating of our century. whereas Gurdjieff used many alternative ability to transmit his imaginative and prescient of the human difficulty and human risk, he gave exact significance to his said masterwork, Beelzebub's stories to His Grandson.

Beelzebub's stories is an ocean of tale and of rules that one could probe for a life-time. it's majestic in scale and content material, challengingly artistic in prose kind, and, for these very purposes, frequently approached with apprehension. the 1st English language variation of the Russian unique seemed in 1950. considering that then, readers have well-known the necessity for a revised translation that will make clear the verbal floor whereas respecting the author's personal notion and magnificence.

This revised edition, in education for a few years lower than the course of Gurdjieff's closest scholar, Jeanne de Salzmann, meets this desire. initially released in 1992, this translation bargains a brand new event of Gurdjieff's masterpiece for modern readers. it really is provided in a strong textile variation that echoes its unique book.

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The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam’s Mystical Tradition

By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The headlines are jam-packed with the politics of Islam, yet there's one other aspect to the world's fastest-growing faith. Sufism is the poetry and mysticism of Islam. This mystical circulation from the early 9th century rejects worship prompted by way of the will for heavenly gift or the phobia of punishment, insisting really at the love of God because the in basic terms legitimate kind of adoration. Sufism has made major contributions to Islamic civilization in tune and philosophy, dance and literature. The Sufi poet Rumi is the bestselling poet in the US. yet in fresh centuries Sufism has been a objective for a few extremist Islamic activities in addition to many modernists. The backyard of Truth provides the ideals and imaginative and prescient of the paranormal center of Islam, besides a heritage of Sufi saints and colleges of thought.

In a global threatened by means of non secular wars, depleting typical assets, a crumbling atmosphere, and alienation and isolation, what has occurred to our humanity? who're we and what are we doing right here? The Sufi course bargains a trip towards fact, to an information that transcends our mundane matters, egocentric wants, and fears. In Sufism we discover a knowledge that brings peace and a dating with God that nurtures the easiest in us and in others.

Noted student Seyyed Hossein Nasr is helping you study the key knowledge culture of Islam and input what the traditional mystics name the "garden of truth." the following, release your brain, adventure peace, realize your goal, fall in love with the Divine, and locate your precise, most sensible self.

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Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America

By Douglas Osto

In the Nineteen Sixties, american citizens mixed psychedelics with Buddhist meditation to accomplish direct adventure via altered states of cognizance. As a few practitioners grew to become extra dedicated to Buddhism, they deserted using psychedelics in desire of stricter psychological self-discipline, yet others carried on with the scan, advancing a desirable alchemy referred to as psychedelic Buddhism.

Many imagine exploration with psychedelics in Buddhism pale with the progressive spirit of the sixties, however the underground perform has developed right into a model of religiosity as eclectic and demanding because the period that created it. Altered States combines interviews with recognized figures in American Buddhism and psychedelic spirituality―including Lama Surya Das, Erik Davis, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Sensei, Rick Strassman, and Charles Tart―and own tales of daily practitioners to outline a notably American non secular phenomenon. The nuanced viewpoint that emerges, grounded in a close background of psychedelic spiritual event, provides serious intensity to debates over the managed use of psychedelics and drug-induced mysticism. The e-book additionally opens new paths of inquiry into such matters as re-enchantment, the boundaries of rationality, the biochemical and psychosocial foundation of altered states of recognition, and the character of subjectivity.

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Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

By Bruce Feiler

Both speedy and undying, Abraham tells the strong tale of 1 man's look for the shared ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, andIslam. touring via struggle zones, braving violence at non secular websites, andseeking out religion leaders, Bruce Feiler uncovers the defining but divisive position that Abraham performs for part the world's believers. Provocative anduplifting, Abraham deals a considerate and encouraging imaginative and prescient of solidarity that redefines what we expect approximately our acquaintances, our destiny, and ourselves.

This P.S. variation beneficial properties an additional sixteen pages of insights into the booklet, together with writer interviews, advised studying, and extra.

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