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The Magic Ladder to Success

by Napoleon Hill

A primer in success-building, The Magic Ladder to Success is Hill's compact distillation of his lifetime of learning. The Magic Ladder to Success is the volume in which Napoleon Hill first distilled the seventeen factors that make up his "Law of Success" philosophy. These key principles capture the ethics and actions that empower all who harness them to become leaders in the field of their choice. Leaders are not born, Hill argues, they are molded by a remarkably similar, simple, and dynamic set of habits. The Magic Ladder to Success is Napoleon Hill's lost classic-long out of print, it is newly available as a stand-alone edition, revised and updated for the twenty-first century. .

The Prosperity Bible: The Greatest Writings of All Time on the Secrets to Wealth and Prosperity

by Napoleon Hill

In a beautiful, durable volume suited to a lifetime of use, here is the all-in-one "bible" on how to harness the creative powers of your mind to achieve a life of prosperity-packaged in a handsome display box with a ribbon bookmark. The Prosperity Bible is a one-of-a-kind resource that collects the greatest moneymaking secrets of authors from every field-religion, finance, philosophy, and self-help-and makes them available in an attractive, keepsake edition. This is a book to treasure and return to again and again for guidance, ideas, know-how, and inspiration. Here is the only single volume where you can read success advice from Napoleon Hill, P. T. Barnum, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Fillmore, Wallace D. Wattles, Florence Scovel Shinn, and Ernest Holmes-along with a bevy of million-copy-selling writers who have one key element in common: a commitment to understanding and promulgating the laws of winning. These are the beloved teachers and writers who created the idea of a mental formula for success. Their principles, comprehensively collected in nineteen selected writings, have been proved in the experience of millions of men and women who have cherished their works from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Now they are enshrined in this all-in-one treasury-complete in a handsome display box with a ribbon bookmark.

The Prosperity Bible

by Napoleon Hill

For the first time in paperback, here is the all-in-one "bible" on how to fire up the creative powers of your mind to attain a life of prosperity. The Prosperity Bible is a one-of-a-kind resource that collects the greatest moneymaking secrets from authors across every field-religion, finance, philosophy, and self-help-and makes them available in a single, handy volume.Now reprinted with an affordable paperback price, this is the only volume in which you can explore success advice from Napoleon Hill, P. T. Barnum, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Fillmore, Wallace D. Wattles, Florence Scovel Shinn, and Ernest Holmes-along with a bevy of legendary writers and success coaches who have one aim: explaining and promulgating the laws of winning.

Think and Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich has been called the "Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature." It was the first book to boldly ask, "What makes a winner?" The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world's winners himself. The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort" to produce the "Law of Success" philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized in this one. In the original Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. In the updated version, Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D., a nationally known author, lecturer, and consultant in human resources management and an expert in applying Hill's thought, deftly interweaves anecdotes of how contemporary millionaires and billionaires, such as Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton, achieved their wealth. Outmoded or arcane terminology and examples are faithfully refreshed to preclude any stumbling blocks to a new generation of readers.

The Secret Doctrine

by H. P. Blavatsky

Madame Blavatsky's Victorian-era masterpiece is now scaled down to its essentials, providing the most readable, accessible experience ever of one of history's seminal occult works. The Secret Doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's masterwork on the origin and evolution of the universe and humanity itself, is arguably the most famous, and perhaps the most influential, occult book ever written. Published since 1888 only in expensive, two-volume editions of some 1,400 pages, it has long eluded the grasp of modern readers- until now. This single-volume edition, abridged and annotated by historian and Theosophical scholar Michael Gomes, places the ideas of The Secret Doctrine within reach of all who are curious. In particular, Gomes provides a critical sounding of the book's famous stanzas on the genesis of life and the cosmos- mysterious passages that Blavatsky said originated from a primeval source and which form the heart of The Secret Doctrine. Gomes scrupulously scales down the book's key writings on symbolism to their essentials, and offers notes and a glossary to illuminate arcane references. His historical and literary introduction casts new light on some of the book's sources and on the career of its brilliant and elusive author, one of the most intriguing personages of the nineteenth century. At once compact and representative of the work as a whole, this new edition of The Secret Doctrine brings unprecedented accessibility to the key esoteric classic of the modern era.

The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis Of Science, Religion, And Philosophy, Volume 3

by H. P. Blavatsky

Madame Blavatsky's Victorian-era masterpiece is now scaled down to its essentials, providing the most readable, accessible experience ever of one of history's seminal occult works. The Secret Doctrine, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky's masterwork on the origin and evolution of the universe and humanity itself, is arguably the most famous, and perhaps the most influential, occult book ever written. Published since 1888 only in expensive, two-volume editions of some 1,400 pages, it has long eluded the grasp of modern readers- until now. This single-volume edition, abridged and annotated by historian and Theosophical scholar Michael Gomes, places the ideas of The Secret Doctrinewithin reach of all who are curious. In particular, Gomes provides a critical sounding of the book's famous stanzas on the genesis of life and the cosmos- mysterious passages that Blavatsky said originated from a primeval source and which form the heart of The Secret Doctrine. Gomes scrupulously scales down the book's key writings on symbolism to their essentials, and offers notes and a glossary to illuminate arcane references. His historical and literary introduction casts new light on some of the book's sources and on the career of its brilliant and elusive author, one of the most intriguing personages of the nineteenth century. At once compact and representative of the work as a whole, this new edition of The Secret Doctrinebrings unprecedented accessibility to the key esoteric classic of the modern era.

The Spiritual Science of Emma Curtis Hopkins

by Ruth L Miller Emma C. Hopkins

Delve deep into the eternal truths behind "teacher of teachers" Emma Curtis Hopkins' ideas in this guide to harnessing your inner power to gain a greater understanding of the spiritual world around you.In the latest addition to the popular Library of Hidden Knowledge series, Dr. Ruth Miller reveals the fundamental truths behind the work of a truly great spiritual thinker and philosopher. Emma Curtis Hopkins, a late-nineteenth century American spiritual leader and author, developed some illuminating and influential ideas about healing, the soul's relationship with God, and life's spiritual stages. Integrating current scientific, spiritual, and cultural understandings for modern-day interpretations, Miller helps you dig deep into Hopkins' influential essay Esoteric Philosophy in Spiritual Science and summarizes her twelve lessons for exploring one's spirituality. Alongside the original text, this book presents an easy-to-read, updated version of Hopkins' most inspiring works, connecting old principles to the modern world. It also illuminates Hopkins' core message by guiding you through exercises and summary points of each essay. Drawing on religions and philosophies from around the world, The Spiritual Science of Emma Curtis Hopkins will shift your thinking from passive acceptance to practical application of this leader's transformative ideas. Release your inner wisdom; cultivate spiritual power.

The 12-Type Enneagram

by Matthew Campling

There exists a totally unknown system that codifies the very specific manner in which we think, feel and behave. It reveals the influence on us of planetary energies. The 12-Type Enneagram is completely original, and it reveals 12 planetary essence types. We all have every one of the type energies, but they exist in lesser or greater concentrations. Only one, though, is our essence type (not personality type). Unlike the 9-Type Enneagram, which concentrates on personality, the 12-Type Enneagram focuses on planetary essence types. There are 6 main types and 6 hybrid types, all of which are linked to a planet: Mercury, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Lunar. In The 12-Type Enneagram, Matthew Campling helps you identify your type via a series of questions and then provides a detailed explanation of each type. Sections include family, friends, work, sex, love and relationships, and how we can consciously develop using the system. The 12-Type Enneagram will help you: Understand why others are different from you Help you deal with problems Show you what to work on to improve your life Help resolve inner and outer conflict and more. Up till now this knowledge has been lost, or limited to esoteric schools of knowledge. Now it is available to us all.

The Conscious Activist

by James O'Dea

An extraordinary and rousing manifesto from award-winning author James O'Dea, The Conscious Activist is both a compelling narrative and a deep reflection on the demands of mystical realization and effective activism. Throughout the book, O'Dea poses that an integration of the two has the power to permanently transform the social order and to wake up humanity from its course of rapid self-destruction. Divided into two parts, Part I offers parallel narratives of author James O'Dea's training and spiritual development as both a mystic and an activist. The mystic, he explains, must move past petty ego concerns in order to experience oneness with each other and our divine source. The activist, on the other hand, explores the role of passion and conscience in activating social change. In Part II, O'Dea pursues this fascinating concept of a meeting ground between the two worlds, where spirituality and action unite to spark an accelerated transition towards our greater goal: a more evolved civilization. He asks us all to become conscious activists - to learn, collectively, how to move beyond our rigid conformity to beliefs of the past and its archaic structures of power and control.

The FreeMind Experience

by Tom Fortes Mayer

A manifesto for creating a life that you will want to celebrate using Tom's unique "Three Pillars" approach to peace, power and purpose - to encourage original ways of making sense of the world, to free yourself of all resistances and enable all-round deep self-healing. Tom takes his experiences and skills as a counselor and hypnotherapist and puts them into this life-changing book. The result is a fascinating look at what real happiness is and how we can enjoy more of it. The FreeMind Experience combines teachings from the world's ancient wisdom traditions with the most scientifically-advanced rapid-behavior-change techniques. The book presents with clarity, passion and playfulness the three pillars upon which all lasting happiness and success can be built: Pillar 1: Peace (emotional intelligence and deprogramming fear) - how to let go of the limiting thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviors that are holding you back; Pillar 2: Power (success psychology) - how to unleash your enormous potential and flow through life with brilliance by learning to relate to life in new ways; Pillar 3: Purpose (unconditional love) - how to enjoy everything that matters most by experiencing more connection, contribution and celebration. By working through this program, you will understand why you think as you do, how you can escape from the thinking that keeps you afraid and emotionally stunted, and how you can connect to a deep, lasting happiness. This is the FreeMind experience.

The Law of Light

by Lars Muhl

Lars Muhl has had a lifelong burning interest in Jesus, not only as an archetype, savior, boddhisatava and elder brother, but also in relation to the Essenes from the Dead Sea. The Law of Light is the result of his many years spent studying Aramaic and the techniques of Yeshua (Jesus). Yeshua spoke Aramaic. Through the Aramaic language, his teachings offer not just another interpretation of the New Testament, but the unveiling of a secret message that attempts, once and for all, to settle centuries-old conceptions of sin, and to once again connect man with the heavenly spiritual source. The core of Yeshua's Aramaic message is intimacy, freedom, selfless awareness, unconditional love, compassion and forgiveness. In all he says, there exists a hidden invitation to us to be present in, and dedicated to, everything with which we engage. Five minutes of total devotion is worth more than hours of hectic exertion. The aim is to set mankind free and to dismiss everything that is bound up in false notions.

The Law of Light

by Lars Muhl

Lars Muhl has had a lifelong burning interest in Jesus, not only as an archetype, savior, boddhisatava and elder brother, but also in relation to the Essenes from the Dead Sea. The Law of Light is the result of his many years spent studying Aramaic and the techniques of Yeshua (Jesus). Yeshua spoke Aramaic. Through the Aramaic language, his teachings offer not just another interpretation of the New Testament, but the unveiling of a secret message that attempts, once and for all, to settle centuries-old conceptions of sin, and to once again connect man with the heavenly spiritual source. The core of Yeshua's Aramaic message is intimacy, freedom, selfless awareness, unconditional love, compassion and forgiveness. In all he says, there exists a hidden invitation to us to be present in, and dedicated to, everything with which we engage. Five minutes of total devotion is worth more than hours of hectic exertion. The aim is to set mankind free and to dismiss everything that is bound up in false notions.

The Law of Light

by Lars Muhl

Lars Muhl has had a lifelong burning interest in Jesus, not only as an archetype, savior, boddhisatava and elder brother, but also in relation to the Essenes from the Dead Sea. The Law of Light is the result of his many years spent studying Aramaic and the techniques of Yeshua (Jesus). Yeshua spoke Aramaic. Through the Aramaic language, his teachings offer not just another interpretation of the New Testament, but the unveiling of a secret message that attempts, once and for all, to settle centuries-old conceptions of sin, and to once again connect man with the heavenly spiritual source. The core of Yeshua's Aramaic message is intimacy, freedom, selfless awareness, unconditional love, compassion and forgiveness. In all he says, there exists a hidden invitation to us to be present in, and dedicated to, everything with which we engage. Five minutes of total devotion is worth more than hours of hectic exertion. The aim is to set mankind free and to dismiss everything that is bound up in false notions.

The Man Who Saw the Future

by Catherine Blackledge

A spellbinding tale of prophecy, power and politics, this book tells the fascinating story of the 17th-century astrologer William Lilly how his celestial forecasts of the future changed the course of the English Civil War, and the establishment s attempts to silence him.Winter, 1643. Astrologer William Lilly is gazing at a chamber pot. Parliament has asked him to help: will leader John Pym live or die? Using an ancient astrological technique called horary, Lilly predicts Pym will die in eight days time. He is correct.In the pages of his best-selling pamphlets, Lilly enthrals the civil war-torn nation with his uncannily accurate astral forecasts of who will triumph in combat. He advises the New Model Army on when to fight based on his judgement of King Charles I s horoscope; the key battle of Naseby is won with this astrological intelligence. Foreseeing the King s death seals his status as the nation s arch magus. But not everyone is happy with Parliament s new prophet and his enemies begin to plot their revenge. Can Lilly s astonishing gift help him best those in power, and save his profession and his life?With a cast of star-gazers, soldiers and scryers; politicians, priests and prophets, internationally acclaimed author Catherine Blackledge grants a fresh insight into a tumultuous period: illuminating William Lilly s extraordinary life and revealing the secrets of his astonishing foresight.

Sensation: Adventures in Sex, Love & Laughter

by Isabel Losada

Bestselling author Isabel Losada brings her unique blend of humour, curiosity and honesty to the still-taboo subject of sexuality. This is a brave, funny and often vulnerable quest to find out how we can make our sex life blissful. On behalf of all women, slightly terrified, she begins with a woman’s workshop where she has to get naked. From here, Isabel journeys through the first international conference of clitoral stroking, is informed of eleven different forms of orgasm - ten of which she hasn’t had, endures NHS Kegal exercises and mystical sensations with tantric masters. Irreverent yet open-minded, ‘Sensation’ is both moving and challenging. For anyone who has ever been tempted to dip their toes in the deep waters of sexual exploration, Isabel Losada plunges you straight in.

You Can Sleep Well

by Chris Idzikowski

You Can Sleep Well is the indispensable "open sesame" to the secrets of sleep. By showing us how to combat tiredness, insomnia, nightmares, snoring and children's sleeping difficulties by using a wealth of practical exercises and techniques, the renowned sleep expert Chris Idzikowski sets us on a sure path to a good night's rest, leading to greater energy at home, at work and at play. The book begins with brief yet wholly accessible explanations of what sleep actually is and why it is so important. These are then followed by a wealth of practical exercises, handy tips and proven strategies for finding sleep in any given situation. Your environment is essential in dictating the quality of your sleep - whether this is finding peace and quiet, practising feng shui in the bedroom or clapping out trapped qi. However, your peace of mind is also key to gaining the sleep you need. Exercises included in the book assist you in banishing any worries, using meditation to induce sleep, defining and tackling insomnia and overcoming the potential terrors of deep sleep. Whether you have difficulty in getting to sleep, suffer from nightmares or simply want to indulge in some hard-earned relaxation, You Can Sleep Well offers the perfect toolkit, enabling you to perform better during the daytime and to fully appreciate the nighttime.

The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage

by S. L. Mathers

Around the turn of the century, when Aleister Crowley was working out his system of Magick, the source that he turned to for basics was the system of Abramelin of Egypt. From Abramelin he took his concepts of protections, purifications, evocations, vestments, and dromena down to specific details.This system of Abramelin the Mage is known from a unique fifteenth century manuscript preserved in the Bibliothèque de L'Arsenal in Paris. In it, Abraham of Würzburg, a cabalist and connoisseur of magics, describes a tour that he made of the then civilized world, visiting sorcerers, magicians, and cabalists, estimating their powers and virtues. This quest is in itself as fascinating as the similar tours of Gurdjieff.The high point of Abraham's travels was found in a small town on the banks of the Nile, where he encountered the great magician Abramelin, whose complete system Abraham thereupon sets out in detail. This amounts to a complete course in ceremonial magic (both white and black), which the student can pursue by himself.Abramelin, whose system is based mostly on Hellenistic theurgy of the Iamblichan sort, but with Jewish increments from the Cabala, explains the qualifications needed to become a magician, purifications, and asceticisms to be practiced month by month, studies and activities permitted during this period, selection of place and time for working magic, equipment needed, prayers and formulas, evocation of good and evil spirits, commanding spirits to do one's will, overcoming rebellious spirits, and similar material. Specific instructions are offered to develop such powers as clairvoyance, divining metals and treasures, warding off evil magic, healing illness, levitation, transportation, rendering oneself invisible, creating illusions and glamour, reading minds, placing compulsions, working black magic, and a host of other abilities.We do not guarantee that Abramelin's techniques work, nor that the results are desirable, but we offer this as a genuine medieval course in magic, one of the most important books in the history of occultism. It is of paramount importance to both the historian and the practitioner.

Franklin Goes to the Hospital, Franklin and the Tooth Fairy, and Finders Keepers for Franklin: Franklin Goes to the Hospital, Franklin and the Tooth Fairy, and Finders Keepers for Franklin (Classic Franklin Stories)

by Paulette Bourgeois Brenda Clark

Franklin Goes to the HospitalIn this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero goes to the hospital for an operation to repair his broken shell, and everyone thinks he’s being very brave. But Franklin is only pretending to be fearless. He’s worried that his X-rays will show just how frightened he is inside. With the help of Dr. Bear, Franklin learns that even though he’s feeling scared, he can still be brave.Franklin and the Tooth FairyIn this Franklin Classic Storybook, our hero discovers that, unlike most of his friends, he doesn’t have teeth, and worries that he’s missing out on the Tooth Fairy’s magical visits.Finders Keepers for FranklinIn this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin is very excited to find a camera. He knows that he should find the owner and return the camera, but his friends tell him “finders keepers!” and soon Franklin gets carried away taking pictures. With his father’s encouragement, Franklin decides to return the camera to its rightful owner—but finding out who the owner is takes some clever sleuthing!

The Story of My Life: With Her Letters (1887-1901) And A Supplementary Account Of Her Education, Including Passages From The Reports And Letters Of Her Teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, By John Albert Macy

by Helen Keller

A classic of American autobiography--the remarkable story of Helen Keller's early life and education At nineteen months old, Helen Keller was stricken with a mysterious illness that left her deaf and blind. For the next five years, she was trapped in the silent dark, her only means of communication a few dozen rudimentary signs. Her inability to express herself was a great source of frustration, and as she grew older, Helen became prone to angry outbursts and fits of despair. Her family sought help, and in March of 1887, twenty-year-old Anne Sullivan arrived from the Perkins Institution for the Blind. One month later, teacher and student made the first of many incredible breakthroughs. By placing one of Helen's hands under cool running water and tracing the letters w-a-t-e-r on her other hand, Anne was able to convey the great mystery of language: that every object has a name. As Helen would later write in The Story of My Life, "That living word awakened my soul." Covering the first twenty-two years of Helen Keller's life, from that miraculous moment at the water pump to her acceptance into Radcliffe College, The Story of My Life is one of the most beloved and inspiring autobiographies ever written. The basis for The Miracle Worker, the Tony Award-winning play and Academy Award-winning film, its heartening message has touched millions of lives and torn down countless barriers the world over. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Educational Standards for Nurses: With Other Addresses on Nursing Subjects (Routledge Revivals)

by Isabel Hampton Robb

Originally published in 1907, this title was one of several influential textbooks on nursing written by Isabel Hampton Robb, a nursing theorist. The first superintendent of nurses at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing she helped to found key organizations for nurses in the USA. Her work in nursing has led to her being thought of as a founder of modern American nursing theory, and many of the standards she implemented are still in place today. Hampton also played a large role in advancing the social status of nursing, previously thought of a profession for the lower classes. Her work in developing a curriculum of more advanced training during her time at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing raised the status of the profession. Nursing education today would not be what it is without the contribution of Isabel Hampton Robb.

Love and Fatigue in America

by Roger King

Love and Fatigue in Americarecords an Englishman’s decade-long journey through his newly adopted country in the company of a mystifying illness and a charismatic dog. When he receives an unexpected invitation from an unfamiliar American university, he embraces it as a triumphant new beginning. Instead, on arrival, he is stricken with a persistent inability to stand up or think straight, and things quickly go wrong. Diagnosed with ME disease—chronic fatigue syndrome—he moves restlessly from state to state, woman to woman, and eccentric doctor to eccentric doctor, in a search for a love and a life suited to his new condition. The journey is simultaneously brave, absurd, and instructive. Finding himself prostrate on beds and couches from Los Alamos to Albany, he hears the intimate stories offered by those he encounters—their histories, hurts, and hopes—and from these fragments an unsentimental map emerges of the inner life of a nation. Disability has shifted his interest in America from measuring its opportunities to taking the measure of its humanity. Forced to consider for himself the meaning of a healthy life and how best to nurture it, he incidentally delivers a report on the health of a country. By turns insightful, comic, affecting, and profound, Roger King’sLove and Fatigue in Americabriskly compresses an illness, a nation, and an era through masterly blending of literary forms. In a work that defies categorization, and never loses its pace or poise, the debilitated narrator is, ironically, the most lively and fully awake figure in the book. “Remarkable. . . . [S]mart and funny. . . . [A]musing observations about everything American. . . . [T]his is not a traditional novel. . . . [T]his, as it turns out, is a brilliant perspective from which to view and write about life. . . . [G]reat reckonings unfurl in mere paragraphs. ”—Jackson Newspapers. com “As the disease drives the narrator city to city, woman to woman, and doctor to doctor, it brings into relief many of America’s follies and excesses, most notably our health-care system, which King portrayed as antiquated, bureaucratic, and inhumane. After more than fifteen years, America brings the narrator ‘not aspiration realized, nor a largeness of life fitting to its open spaces, but the nascent ability to be satisfied with less. ’”—The New Yorker

The Prevention of Tuberculosis (Routledge Revivals)

by Sir Arthur Newsholme

First published in 1908, this book presents a study of tuberculosis. It looks first at its causes, before examining how the problem of mortality from illness had already been reduced. The third part of the book then focuses on measures for reducing and annihilating tuberculosis altogether. Being written in the earlier years of the twentieth century, the book will not only be of interest to medical students and practitioners, but also to historians.

The Handbook for Scout Masters: The Original 1914 Edition

by The Boy Scouts of America

Now Available Again, the Original 1914 Rules, Regulations, and Lessons Necessary for Boy Scout Leaders First published in 1914, the Handbook for Scout Masters was the foremost compendium on leading and guiding a Boy Scout troop. Here, word for word, you can read all about just what it took to be a Scout Master, with a focus on the boys themselves. After all, the Boy Scouts&’ main purpose was &“not to exploit methods, not glorify movements . . . but to lead boys into useful lives&” (from the Introduction). Chapters from this classic, standard handbook include: Scout RequirementsPrinciples and MethodsTroop and Patrol ManagementDrills and DemonstrationsChivalry and MoralityAnd more! From age limits, hierarchies, and oaths to lessons on cooking, first aid, and nature, The Handbook for Scout Masters covers all the basics of what it took to lead a Boy Scout troop. Scouts and scout masters alike will love reading about the original guidelines to one of America&’s most well-known youth organizations.

Zen-Brain Horizons: Toward a Living Zen (The MIT Press)

by James H. Austin

In Zen-Brain Horizons, James Austin draws on his decades of experience as a neurologist and Zen practitioner to clarify the benefits of meditative training. Austin integrates classical Buddhist literature with modern brain research, exploring the horizons of a living, neural Zen. When viewed in the light of today, the timeless wisdom of some Zen masters seems almost to have anticipated recent research in the neurosciences. The keen attentiveness and awareness that we cultivate during meditative practices becomes the leading edge of our subsequent mental processing. Austin explains how our covert, involuntary functions can make crucial contributions to the subtle ways we learn, intuit, and engage in creative activities. Austin begins by looking back at ancient Buddhist narratives. He then weaves together the major themes of self, attention, emotion, language, and insight. He goes on to examine Zen and psychology as cultural developments, including recent information about how a clear, calm awareness can change the meditating brain. He considers the pathways through which intuitions develop on their way to becoming realized, exploring the phenomena of the spontaneous color imagery that arises during meditation. Looking out even further into the future, Austin discusses the universal themes of creativity, happiness, openness, and selflessness. Along the way, he bows in homage to William James, explores "Buddhist Botany" and "Avian Zen," demonstrates why living Zen means much more than sitting quietly indoors on a cushion, and provides simplified advice that helps guide readers to the most important points.

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ

by Levi

The Philosophic and Practical Basis of the Religion of the Aquarian Age of the World and of the Church Universal, Transcribed from the Book of God's Remembrances, Known as the Akashic Records, by Levi, with Introduction by Eva S. Dowling. CONTENTS: Birth and Early Life of Mary, Mother of Jesus--Birth and Infancy of John the Harbinger, and of Jesus--Education of Mary and Elizabeth in Zoan--Childhood and Early Education of John the Harbinger--Childhood and Early Education of Jesus--Life and Works of Jesus in India--Life and Works of Jesus in Tibet and Western India--Life and Works of Jesus in Persia--Life and Works of Jesus in Assyria--Life and Works of Jesus in Greece--Life and Works of Jesus in Egypt--The Council of the Seven Sages of the World--The Ministry of John the Harbinger--The Christine Ministry of Jesus--The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus--The Trial and Execution of Jesus--The Resurrection of Jesus--Materialization of the Spiritual Body of Jesus--Establishment of the Christine Church.

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