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The Gospel of Buddha, According to Old Records
by Paul Carus

 

 

The gospel of Buddha is now close to its centenary. Paul Carus, a distinguished philosopher, applied himself to the self-chosen task of a compilation according to the old Buddhist records and published the GOSPEL in 1894 which has since been reprinted often and translated into other languages.


 

Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness 
by Donna Farhi; Paperback 

 
Book Description
The first book to unify all yoga styles and bring the understanding of yoga's mind-body connection clearly into the mainstream. In this comprehensive guide, Donna Farhi, the internationally renowned yoga instructor and author of The Breathing Book, brings her holistic approach to this centuries-old Eastern practice. Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit is the first book to present the vital essence of hatha yoga from a perspective that will enable Westerners to experience authentic yoga practice directly. Providing detailed instructions, practice tips, and inspiration for students at all levels, Donna Farhi works with universal movement principles that may be applied to all styles of yoga, including ashtanga, Iyengar, Kripalu, and viniyoga. At the heart of this book are seventy-five fully illustrated asanas, or postures, with descriptions of their executions and benefits. On every page Farhi's teaching gifts are evident, and through clear, easy-to-follow explanations you'll discover *the core movement principles that underlie all yoga practice
*the philosophical precepts that are the foundation of a balanced life
*the postures arranged into related groups--including standing postures, sitting postures, arm balances, and breathing practices--for quick and easy reference
*home practice sessions outlined for the beginning and advanced student

About the Author
Donna Farhi is a registered movement therapist and yoga teacher whose holistic approach has made her a popular guest instructor and speaker throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Australia. She is the author of the acclaimed and popular The Breathing Book. She lives in New Zealand.


The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
by Lynne McTaggart; Hardcover 

 
Book Description
Science has begun to prove what ancient myth and religion has always espoused: that there may be such a thing as a life force. During the past few decades, respected frontier scientists all over the globe have produced extraordinary evidence to show that an energy field -- the Zero Point Field -- connects everything in the universe, and we ourselves are part of this vast dynamic network of energy exchange.

Lynne McTaggart, indefatigable investigative journalist, has spent four years researching this area where science meets the New Age to create this story of scientific explorers, their groundbreaking work, and its controversial implications. Until now, conservative scientists have done their best to rule "god" out of their equations. This book shows why the Zero Point Field makes all things possible: all things connected in space and time.

The Field also reveals a radical new biological paradigm -- that on our most fundamental level, the human mind and body are not distinct and separate from their environment, but a bundle of pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy sea. Here, in so-called dead space, may lay the key to many of life's processes, from how cells communicate to how organisms actually take shape. The Field is responsible for our mind's highest functions -- our memory, intuition, and creativity. It is the force that finally determines whether we are healthy or ill, the force that must be tapped in order to heal.

Original and well documented with eminently distinguished sources, The Field also lifts many areas from the level of myth into the realm of hard science. It offers a scientific explanation for many of the most profound human mysteries, from how alternative medicine, spiritual healing, and extrasensory perception work to the existence of the collective unconscious. A highly readable scientific detective story, The Field is the ultimate breakthrough book. It presents a bold new theory that will change your perception of the way your mind and body work.


The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic & Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy - Reduced Size Color
by Manly Palmer Hall, J. Augustus Knapp (Illustrator) (Paperback - December 1994)
 
Editorial Review
Simply put, this is the most beautiful and complete occult book ever published. It represents a lifetime of research into the mythology, symbolism, and magical practices of countless cultures. From the secrets of Isis to the teachings of mystic Christianity, nearly every occult dogma imaginable is represented here. The book is full of giant illustrations, some of which fold out into a magnificent two-page splendor. This is the definitive guide to secret societies, famous figures, and more a must for every personal library.

From the Publisher
The Philosophical Research Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1934 for the purpose of assisting thoughtful persons to live more graciously and constructively in a confused and troubled world. The Society is entirely free from educational, political, or ecclesiastical control. Dedicated to an idealistic approach to the solution of human problems, the Society's program stresses the need for the integration of religion, philosophy, and the science of psychology into one system of instruction. The goal of this instruction is to enable the individual to develop a mature philosophy of life, to recognize his proper responsibilities and opportunities, and to understand and appreciate his place in the unfolding universal pattern.


The Hidden Connections: Integrating The Biological, Cognitive, And Social Dimensions Of Life Into A Science Of Sustainability
by Fritjof Capra (Hardcover - August 2002)

 
Book
Review
An integration of the mathematical world view of modern physics and the mystical visions of Buddha and Krishna. In a lucid and convincing argument, Capra explains how the theoretical ideas of science can be applied to the practical concerns of our time. Covering every aspect of human nature and society, he discusses such vital matters as the management of human organizations, the challenges and dangers of economic globalization, and the nature and the problems of biotechnology. He concludes with an authoritative, often provocative plan for designing ecologically sustainable communities and technologies as alternatives to the current economic globalization.

About the Author
FRITJOF CAPRA, a world-renowned physicist, is the author of The Tao of Physics, The Turning Point, Uncommon Wisdom, The Web of Life, and coauthor of Belonging to the Universe, winner of an American Book Award in 1992. He is the director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, where he lives.


Present Moment Awareness
by Shannon Duncan (Hardcover)
 
Book Description

In his ground-breaking first book, Shannon Duncan explains what it means to be present; helps to discover the causes of our stress and discontent that so often interfere with our enjoyment of life, and offers a series of simple but enlightening concepts designed to help you build your level of present moment awareness.

Being present in the moment gives you the ability to open yourself to a nearly limitless array of new opportunities to genuinely enjoy your life. In learning to live in the present, you are discovering how to set aside emotional baggage from the past and worries about the future in order to appreciate the enriching experiences that you have available to you right here and right now.

This extraordinary book takes you by the hand and guides you through the process of not only developing a deeper understanding of what value lies in present moment awareness, but also shows you, in an evolving succession of concepts, examples and exercises, the ways in which we often lose sight of it. In these pages you will learn not just the principles behind present moment awareness, but simple, practical ways to apply those principles and increase your enjoyment of every day.

By distilling years of personal research and experience in psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and meditation into this brief, easy-to-understand guide to awareness, Shannon has created a work that can bring about rapid and profound changes in how you see the world and how you live your life.

About the Author
Beginning his efforts towards self-discovery at a young age, Shannon developed the concepts for Present Moment Awareness and the PMA System over the course of many years. He currently resides with his daughter in San Diego, California.


Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing
by Caroline Myss (Paperback - September 1997)
Also Available on Audio Cassette
 
What sets Anatomy of the Spirit apart is Carolyn Myss's ability to blend diverse religious and spiritual beliefs into a succinct discussion of health and human anatomy. For example, when describing the seven energy fields of the human body, she fuses Christian sacraments with Hindu chakras and the Kabbalah's Tree of Life. Fortunately, Myss is a skilled writer as well as researcher, able to ground her extensive spiritual and religious discussions by using real-life stories and a tight writing style. Those who are squeamish with the notion of biography affecting biology will find this book a struggle (in one chapter, Myss links pancreatic cancer with a man's refusal to unburden his life and start fulfilling his dreams). Many, however, hail Myss for creating a valuable contribution to the ongoing exploration of spirituality and health.


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle, et al (Hardcover - October 1999)
 
In The Power of Now he shows readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living "present, fully and intensely, in the Now."

A Reader's Comment
After 12 years of searching, reading hundreds of books leading me down lots of dead ends, and living a life on an emotional roller coaster, finally I read something that really speaks to me. This is a fantastic book to begin your journey towards "completeness". It has changed the way I think, like no other book.


Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World
by Robert Anton Wilson
 
Book Description

Throughout human history, thoughts, values and behaviors have been colored by language and the prevailing view of the universe. With the advent of Quantum Mechanics, relativity, non-Euclidean geometries, non-Aristotelian logic and General Semantics, the scientific view of the world has changed dramatically from just a few decades ago. Nonetheless, human thinking is still deeply rooted in the cosmology of the middle ages. Quantum Psychology is the book to change your way of perceiving yourself--and the universe--for the 21st Century. Some say its materialistic, others call it scientific and still others insist its mystical. It is all of these--and none.

About the Author
Novelist, Teacher and Former Playboy Editor Robert Anton Wilson is the author of the Cosmic Trigger trilogy; The New Inquisition; Reality Is What You Can Get Away With; the Illuminatus! trilogy (with Robert Shea); Prometheus Rising; The Walls Came Tumbling Down; Wilhelm Reich in Hell; Sex & Drugs and many other works.


Why People Don't Heal and How They Can
by Caroline Ph.D. Myss (Paperback - September 1998)

 
Book Description
For more than fifteen years, Caroline Myss has studied why some people heal, while others do not. In her previous book, Anatomy of the Spirit, Dr. Myss illuminated the hidden interactions of belief and body, soul and cell to show how, as she inimitably puts it, "your biography becomes your biology." In this new book, she builds on her earlier teachings of the seven different energy centers of the body to provide a vital self-healing program for physical and spiritual disorders. With her characteristic no-nonsense style and high-voltage storytelling, she exposes and explodes the five myths about healing, explains the cultural and individual contexts in which people become physically and spiritually ill and invested in "woundology," and teaches new methods of working with the challenges that the seven energy centers embody.

Both visionary and practical, Why People Don't Heal and How They Can presents a bold new account of the development of human consciousness and spirituality over the ages, and examines the dynamic global transformation of attitudes about healing. To help you get and stay on the path to wellness, Dr. Myss provides rituals and prayers for gaining a symbolic perspective on your life issues; for bolstering your personal power; and for connecting with a universal divine energy. Dr. Myss's breakthrough views on energy medicine and her active approach to healing life issues and physical illness will help you overcome the mental blocks that keep you from becoming well.


The Biggest Secret: The Book That Will Change the World
by David Icke (Paperback - January 1999)
 
Look out Robert Anton Wilson! Either David Icke is competing for the "Paranoid of the Decade" award or he knows something the rest of us don't. Icke reveals a sinister web connecting everything from the British royal family to major oil companies, to 33 of the last 40 U.S. presidents, in a global conspiracy masterminded by an interstellar brotherhood vying for planetary control through the manipulation of humanity's very way of life. Icke digs into every facet of contemporary society to expose the invisible horror lurking beneath the calm veneer of everyday life. In the process he gets downright offensive, knocking everything from Judaism to the Denver airport. Even if you can't swallow Icke's distasteful revelations or follow every step of his labyrinthine conspiracy theories, The Biggest Secret is sure to forever change the way you look at the Amoco oil logo.


The Quest for Peace, Love, and a 24'' Waist: Challenge Your Beliefs, Remember Your Spirit and Lose Weight With Joy 
by Deborah Low; Paperback 

 
Book Description
We live in a society where the pressure to be thin often overshadows our emotional and spiritual well-being. Millions of women measure physical and emotional health with the bathroom scale.
Happiness is not found in a 24-inch waist nor in the number you see beneath your toes.
In this powerful and spiritually inspiring book, you will understand the issues surrounding body image and weight loss-you will learn how to stay motivated, eat well, and exercise properly. This book also provides a proven daily recipe to help you:
Connect with your spiritual nature
Make peace with your body
Lose weight with joy
Losing weight is a legitimate goal, but losing your spirit along with the pounds is not.

About the Author
Deborah Low is an A.C.E. Certified Weight Management and Lifestyle Consultant who holds a degree in psychology from the University of Victoria, B.C. She has worked in the health and fitness industry for more than fourteen years, including work with Deepak Chopra and The Chopra Center for Well Being.

 

 

 


Healthy Healing - A Guide To Self Healing For Everyone - Eleventh Edition
by Linda Rector Page, Linda Garland Page, Linda G. Rector-Page

 
Book Description

When "Healthy Healing" was first written, it was the only book of its kind. Now, bigger and better than ever, "Healthy Healing" is used by people around the world including practitioners, educators and health store staff. Why? Because it is complete and easy to use!

First, look up the illness in the handy table of contents. This alphabetical listing of over 150 health complaints directs readers to the encyclopedic reference section. For each ailment, there are alternative health care therapies: diet and superfood, herbal and supplement, and lifestyle support. This book also contains a wealth of information - complete lifestyle programs for people with special needs, programs for children, a new expanded guide to detoxification and more!


The Balance: Your Personal Prescription for Super Metabolism, Renewed Vitality, Maximum Health, Instant Rejuvenation

by Oz Garcia, Sharyn Kolberg


The information in this book is often more insightful and on target than the advice we could get from quite a few traditional doctors.

Oz Garcia, "nutritionist to the stars", offers his secrets for achieving "The Balance" and shows everyone how to personally tailor their nutritional plans to achieve optimal energy and health. 
The Balance is a personalized plan to correct metabolic imbalances and boost your body's efficiency by combining nutritional planning and exercise with cutting-edge supplementation and stress management.
Based on your answers to a 45-question health and lifestyle quiz, you will gain:
- Enhanced energy and endurance
- Improved concentration
- Better ability to cope with stress
- A reduction in premature aging

About the Author
Oz Garcia, author of The Balance, is one of the best-known nutritionists and health authorities in America. Twice voted Best Nutritionist by New York magazine, he is the president of Personal Best, a nutritional counseling firm with an international clientele that includes celebrities such as Tuesday Weld, Brian Austin Green, Vanessa Marcil, Leonard Nimoy, Chyna Phillips, Michael Dorneman (CEO of BMG), and models Veronica Webb, Karen Duffy, and Daniela Pestova. Oz has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, W, Allure, Hamptons, and Prevention magazines. He lives and works in New York City.


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  • Natural Healing (World-Mysteries.com link)

  • The Gerson Institute
    The best preventive medicine against cancer, arthritis, heart disease and allergies may be packaged in the fruits and vegetables we consume daily. Gerson therapy is based upon just this belief. Conceived in the 1940s by the German naturopath Dr. Max Gerson, it is today a well-recognized alternative therapy. According to this therapy, one's diet must include generous amounts of fresh, organically grown fruits, vegetables and whole-grains along with 13 glasses of fresh fruit juice every day. Enemas, including coffee or chamomile enemas, are recommended on a regular basis to detoxify the body and replenish it. 

  • Gerson Therapy
    An exhaustive article providing in-depth information on Gerson therapy.

  • The Gerson Therapy for Cancer
    Article highlighting the dietary system for cancer patients as prescribed by Gerson therapy.

  • The Practicalities
    Throws light on the ingredients that go into making Gerson therapy a cure against cancer.

  • Cancer Facts
    A brief information on Gerson therapy and cancer related information.
     

  • Holistic Cancer Cures

* Life Positive is a monthly print magazine in the English language, with about 90 pages per issue. It was conceived to cater to the growing need for authentic information and guidance for holistic living as well as personal and spiritual growth.

When it was launched in April 1996, Life Positive was the first Indian publication in what is called the New Age or body-mind-spirit category. The range of subjects covered in the monthly magazine is wide: from yoga/meditation to alternative medicine; from positive thinking to organic farming and the gaia factor, it draws on the ancient and time-tested springs of wisdom as well as the cutting edge information from science and psychology.

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