Lost Masters

Rediscovering the Mysticism of the Ancient Greek Philosophers

Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684385

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 1521

Ashrams in Europe twenty-five hundred years ago? Greek philosophers studying in India? Meditation classes in ancient Rome? It sounds unbelievable, but it’s historically true. Alexander the Great had an Indian guru. Pythagoras, Empedocles, and Plotinus all encouraged their students to meditate. Apollonius, the most famous Western sage of the first century c.e., visited both India and Egypt—and claimed that Egyptian wisdom was rooted in India. In Lost Masters, award-winning author Linda Johnsen, digging deep into classical sources, uncovers evidence of astonishing similarities between some of the ancient Western world’s greatest thinkers and India’s yogis, including a belief in karma and reincarnation. Today ancient Greek philosophers are remembered as the founders of Western science and civilization. We’ve forgotten that for over a thousand years they were revered as sages, masters of spiritual wisdom. Lost Masters is an exploration of our long-lost Western spiritual heritage and the surprising insights it can offer us today.

Daughters of the Goddess

The Women Saints of India

Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: Yes International Publishers

ISBN: 9780936663098

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 1336

This book takes us along on a search for the feminine face of God. We travel with Linda Johnsen for a fascinating investigation of the great women saints of India who manifest the divine in their lives. Together with her we comb the scriptures, meet the holy ones, and are led, step by step, to sit in awe at the feet of six remarkable, contemporary women.

Meditation is Boring?

Putting Life in Your Spiritual Practice

Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press

ISBN: 9780893891794

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 126

View: 3643

Linda Johnsen combines an engaging writing style with her own amazing experiences to show that meditation is not boring -- it is an experience of intense mental absorption that makes all of life more engaging and clear. In this book she offers guidance on meditation and discusses selfless service, the role of spiritual teachers, and general principles of living a spiritual life.

Lost Masters

Sages of Ancient Greece

Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: Himalayan Inst Press

ISBN: 9780893892609

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 217

View: 367

Reveals the historical connections between ancient Greece and the yogis of the Himalayas. Influential thinkers--including Plata and Pythagoras--were influenced by sages of the East.

Beyond the Power of Now

A Guide To, and Beyond, Eckhart Tolle's Teachings

Author: L. Ron Gardner

Publisher: L Ron Gardner

ISBN: 0983618100

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 236

View: 8275

Eckhart Tolle is perhaps the most popular spiritual guru in the world. His books have topped the New York Times Bestseller List, and his core teaching-achievement of liberation via the power of Now-has become the "guiding light" of the New Age movement. But according to L. Ron Gardner, author of Beyond the Power of Now, there is a problem-a big problem-with Tolle's core teaching: Tolle never explains what, exactly, the power of Now is. Is it the same thing as Hindu Shakti or the Buddhist Sambhogakaya or the Christian Holy Spirit? Tolle doesn't say. He continually refers to the Bible and Jesus in his book, but, shockingly, never once mentions the Holy Spirit and how it relates to the Power of Now. L. Ron makes it clear that the true Power of Now is the Holy Spirit, which is the same divine Light-energy as Hindu Shakti and the Buddhist Sambhogakaya. He explains and extolls the true power of Now and castigates Tolle for failing to identify and describe it. To some, Eckhart Tolle is a New Age visionary, describing a "new earth" that can materialize if mankind, en masse, awakens to the power of Now. But according to L. Ron Gardner, he is simply a histrionic ranter full of empty rhetoric. Throughout this book, L. Ron continually points out, from different angles, the folly of Tolle's New (or Now) Age chimera and describes the social system that represents mankind's sociopolitical salvation. Beyond Tolle's teaching about the power of Now and rhetoric about a "new earth," L. Ron takes the renowned guru to task on virtually every subject he addresses. Most significantly, he rebuts his arguments that: 1) emotions can be trusted more than thought; 2) time is a mind-created illusion; 3) psychological time is insanity; 4) the present moment is the Now; 5) the "inner" body is the direct link to the Now; 6) your cells stop aging when you live in the Now; 7) women are spiritually more evolved than men; and 8) animals such as ducks and cats are Zen masters. Eckhart Tolle's teachings are replete with erroneous ideas, and L. Ron Gardner exposes the major flaws in his principal arguments while providing readers with integral solutions.

The Leap

The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening

Author: Steve Taylor

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684474

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 6386

What does it mean to be enlightened or spiritually awakened? In The Leap, Steve Taylor shows that this state is much more common than is generally believed. He shows that ordinary people — from all walks of life — can and do regularly “wake up” to a more intense reality, even if they know nothing about spiritual practices and paths. Wakefulness is a more expansive and harmonious state of being that can be cultivated or that can arise accidentally. It may also be a process we are undergoing collectively. Drawing on his years of research as a psychologist and on his own experiences, Taylor provides what is perhaps the clearest psychological study of the state of wakefulness ever published. Above all, he reminds us that it is our most natural state — accessible to us all, anytime, anyplace.

Expect the Unexpected

Bringing Peace, Healing, and Hope from the Other Side

Author: Bill Philipps

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684962

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 232

View: 5397

Love Reaches Us in Many Ways With testimonies from everyday men and women, celebrities, business leaders, and one-time skeptics, Expect the Unexpected is an honest firsthand account of how spirits communicate with Bill Philipps, why he believes they chose him to do this, and how he works with them to ultimately convey their messages. As Philipps confirms, it is normal to ask questions about what happens to our loved ones after death and to hope to reconnect with them. He offers insight and suggestions to help you ask for and receive signs with or without a medium and shows why he is convinced that readings always contain the possibility for love, peace, healing, and hope.

American Boy

A Life Inspired by American Ideals

Author: Professor Fola Soremekun

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973623102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

View: 3702

This is an exhilarating autobiography of a dreamer, adventurer, historian, and a pioneer. In a captivating narrative that holds the readers attention throughout, Professor Soremekun weaves emotional, heartfelt, and sometimes humorous stories of his life in the context of his beloved family, his unshakeable faith, and major historical world events all of which greatly influenced him. The theme that drives and sustains him is truly the American spirit, in which he steeped himself at a young age. That and an innate drive early on in life earned him the nickname American Boy by his Nigerian peers. The culmination of his dreams was his journey, by sea, to the United States for school in 1956 and a half-century teaching career that periodically took him back to Africa (Nigeria and Zambia) and to traverse other continents and countries around the globe. After retiring in 2012 from Citrus College in California, Professor Soremekun returned to his native Nigeria where he currently lives out his dream of training a new generation inspired by the same ideals.

Parenting with Presence

Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids

Author: Susan Stiffelman, MFT

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608683265

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 1485

Our children can be our greatest teachers. Parenting expert Susan Stiffelman writes that the very behaviors that push our buttons — refusing to cooperate or ignoring our requests — can help us build awareness and shed old patterns, allowing us to raise our children with greater ease and enjoyment. Filled with practical advice, powerful exercises, and fascinating stories from her clinical work, Parenting with Presence teaches us how to become the parents we most want to be while raising confident, caring children. “Shows parents how they can transform parenting into a spiritual practice.” — Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now “Clear, wise, soulful, and poetic.” — Alanis Morissette

The Sun Is Gone

A Sister Lost in Secrets, Shame, and Addiction, and How I Broke Free

Author: Jodee Prouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995890503


Page: N.A

View: 7574

This is not a partial glimpse of addiction--it is the whole story. It begins with a violent childhood that bonded two children together forever, perhaps setting the stage for what was to come. Jodee's younger brother Brett became an alcoholic. And she the sister of an alcoholic. As he walked the thin line between life and death, she experienced gut-wrenching highs and lows, obsessively doing everything she could to get his life back on track, sacrificing her own young children, marriage, career, and personal health. Her love for him and his dependence on her would last them a lifetime and almost destroy them both. Like the millions of people worldwide who love someone addicted to drugs or alcohol, Jodee believed she was doing all the right things. Written with extreme candor, no shame, and in the hope of helping other families get help for themselves as well as their loved ones, The Sun is Gone sheds a bright light on the often-disturbing reality of the progression of alcoholism and what goes on behind closed doors.

Consciousness Transformed

Author: Joel S. Goldsmith

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 193954209X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 665

View: 8515

In 1963, Goldsmith said, “This year the word came to me to take our students from metaphysics to mysticism ... and this mission was immediately undertaken.” To fulfill the mission, Goldsmith gave 62 “Hotel Talks” in Hawaii during 1963 and 1964, which are collected in Consciousness Transformed. This is a 600-page book that contains the deepest of Joel's teachings. The talks were not tape recorded and are presented in this volume from transcripts. They are considered by many to express mysticism at its highest level. At one point Goldsmith himself said, "During the last two to three weeks... it became clear that we are entering the consciousness that does not need words or thoughts. We can sit down to meditate and realize: The Kingdom of God is ‘closer than breathing, nearer than hands and feet.’” Consciousness Transformed is the third book in the trilogy of lecture series that includes Rising in Consciousness, Consciousness in Transition, and Consciousness Transformed. Rising in Consciousness and Consciousness in Transition illuminate Joel’s early class work, while Consciousness Transformed represents the crown on his many years of worldwide teaching work. Together the trilogy presents a holistic overview of a living message by a twentieth century spiritual master.


Awaken and Develop the Shamanic Force Within

Author: Christa McKinnon

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781806918

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 4872

Shamanism is the oldest and most enduring spiritual wisdom tradition, and is playing a major part in the psycho-spiritual awakening and movement we see now all across the globe. In today's disconnected, fragmented world, shamanism has the power to offer us the connection and wholeness we so need. In this book, Christa Mackinnon introduces the reader to shamanism and to a range of shamanic tools and approaches – including ceremony, trance journeying, vision quests, nature work, drumming, dancing and lucid dreaming – to help readers heal, expand their consciousness and reach their highest potential. This highly practical and straightforward manual demonstrates how to: • build an altar • conduct small ceremonies • connect with spirit helpers • journeying for healing and development • carry out ancestral work ... and much more ! Through these practices, readers will learn how to come back to their roots, put soul and spirit at the heart of their existence, and develop authentic vision, purpose and meaning in life.a space within you where you are already perfect, whole and complete. It is pure consciousness – the space inside of which all thoughts come and go.

Guardians of Being

Spiritual Teachings from Our Dogs and Cats

Author: Eckhart Tolle

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608681203

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 7132

This wonderfully unique collaboration brings together two masters of their fields, joining original words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle with delightful illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS. Every heartwarming page provokes thought, insight, and smiling reverence for all beings and each moment. More than a collection of witty and charming drawings, the marriage of Patrick McDonnell's art and Eckhart Tolle's words conveys a profound love of nature, of animals, of humans, of all life-forms. Guardians of Being celebrates and reminds us of not only the oneness of all life but also the wonder and joy to be found in the present moment, amid the beauty we sometimes forget to notice all around us.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition

Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101052570

Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 7163

A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, the caste system, and much more. ? Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world, with over 765 million followers worldwide ? Updated information on the state of Hinduism today ? An exploration of the Hindu paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and laya yoga ? Expanded information on the Hindu Reformation

The Calm Center

Reflections and Meditations for Spiritual Awakening

Author: Steve Taylor

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608683311

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 2713

Discover the Essence of Who You Really Are These powerful meditations and poetic reflections will comfort, inspire, and gently bring you out of the hectic day-to-day and back to the bedrock of peace, and even joy, of your true, essential, and authentic self. By encouraging you to see the limitations of your everyday, conditioned personality, Steve Taylor empowers you to step outside of it so you can breathe the fresh air of freedom. His words will guide you on a journey through the landscape of wider awareness, pointing out the obstacles and landmarks along the way to enlightenment. A profound modern spiritual text with the power to transmit awakening, The Calm Center will help you open to the deepest and highest experiences of a life fully lived.

The Living Goddess

Reclaiming the Tradition of the Mother of the Universe

Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: Yes International Publishers

ISBN: 9780936663289

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 186

View: 6517

This beautiful book takes us to India today and shows us a Goddess who flourishes in temples, festivals, and in the hearts of millions. Johnsen penetrates the heart of the tradition to reveal that it offers not only an honouring of fertility and feminine values, but an amazing revelation of the limitless potentials of human consciousness.

The Sound of Listening

A Retreat Journal from Thomas Merton's Hermitage

Author: John Dear

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 159752820X

Category: Religion

Page: 126

View: 3181

In 1996, Jesuit activist John Dear spent several weeks on silent retreat in Thomas Merton's hermitage on the grounds of the Abbey of Gethsemani near Louisville, Kentucky. His journal from those days of silence and solitude invites us into Merton's own spirit of peace. The Sound of Listening takes us into both the journey of John Dear and Thomas Merton, and our own journey to peace and new life. As we enter these days of peace, we pray with John Dear the peace prayer of St. Francis and join our voice to his Updated Version of the Apostles' Creed. Together, we emerge ready for the struggle for justice, renewed for the journey of nonviolence, and enlightened to speak the good news of peace to a wartorn world.

The Roots of Christian Mysticism

Texts from the Patristic Era with Commentary

Author: Olivier Clément

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565486781

Category: Religion

Page: 380

View: 2398

Texts from the Patristic Era with Commentary displaying the roots of the deeply mystical spirituality that has flourished among Christians throughout the ages. By linking together a series of brilliantly chosen texts from the early centuries of the Church, the author lays bare the roots of the deeply mystical spirituality that has flourished among Christians throughout the ages. This book will appeal to anyone who is interested in the field of spirituality. It is a masterly contribution to Christian scholarship, and this second edition includes an extraordinarily useful Index.

Euripides: Iphigenia Among the Taurians

Author: Isabelle Torrance

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781849668910

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 8027

Provides background, context, plot summary and analysis, a survey of criticism and of the reception of the play from the Hellenistic period to modern times, including performance history.

Practicing the Power of Now

Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now

Author: Eckart Tolle

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577313434

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 5463

Eckhart Tolle is rapidly emerging as one of the world's most inspiring spiritual teachers, sharing the enlightenment he himself experienced after a startling personal transformation. His views go beyond any particular religion, doctrine, or guru. This book extracts the essence from his teachings in The Power of Now, showing us how to free ourselves from "enslavement to the mind." The aim is to be able to enter into and sustain an awakened state of consciousness throughout everyday life. Through meditations and simple techniques, Eckhart shows us how to quiet our thoughts, see the world in the present moment, and find a path to "a life of grace, ease, and lightness."