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Sufism as Therapy by Omar Ali-Shah
The Lazarus Strategy: How to Age Well and Wisely
Norman Lazarus - 2020
Charles W. Leadbeater - 1915
The reader will be amazed by some of the true accounts of these encounters. Later in the book he lays out a rough outline of the path that is followed in order to meet these beings.
Darkness Descending: The Murder of Meredith Kercher
Paul Russell - 2010
On 4 December 2009, twenty-two-year-old American, Amanda Knox, and her twenty-five-year-old Italian former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were found guilty of murdering British student, Meredith Kercher, and were sentenced to twenty-six and twenty-five years in jail, respectively. Meredith was brutally stabbed to death in November 2007, in the apartment in Perugia that she shared with Amanda and two other girls. The details of the killing caught the world's attention with far-fetched rumour, and cold-hearted butchery, taking centre stage.The subject of intense speculation, 'Foxy Knoxy' was pilloried for her hard-partying, promiscuous lifestyle, while her well-dressed lover, Sollecito, collected knives, and was obsessed with violent comics. But that alone did not make them killers. Ivory Coast-born Rudy Guede, twenty-two, was found guilty of murder, and sexual assault, in a separate trial in October 2008, and sentenced to 30 years in jail. But evidence shows he could not have acted alone.In Darkness Descending TV producer, Paul Russell, and critically acclaimed crime writer, Graham Johnson, team up with leading Italian forensics expert, General Luciano Garofano, to reveal the full truth behind this sensational murder, and its trial. They skilfully unravel all the details, and study all the personalities, in this case that has stunned the world. Complex, and some say controversial, DNA evidence is explained in simple language and, bit by bit, a story emerges of brutality and jealousy in a university town where all was not what it seemed. Their findings make gripping reading.
Lucid Dreamer: A Waking Guide for the Traveler Between Worlds
Malcolm Godwin - 1994
Using recent research, detailed techniques and exercises from each tradition, the author provides an analysis of the nature of dreaming versus waking.
The Key of the Mysteries
Éliphas Lévi - 1861
The Key of the Mysteries represents the culmination of Le'vi's thoughts and is written with subtle and delicate irony. It reveals the mysteries of religion and the secrets of the Qabalah, providing a sketch of the prophetic theology of numbers. The mysteries of nature, such as spiritualism and fluidic phantoms, are explored. Magical mysteries, the Theory of the Will with its 22 axioms are divulged. And finally it offers "the great practical secrets."The true greatness of this work, however, lies in its ability to place occult thought firmly in Western religious traditions. For Le'vi, the study of the occult was the study of a divine science, the mathematics of God.
The Muslim Jesus: Sayings and Stories in Islamic Literature
Tarif Khalidi - 2001
In doing so, it traces a tradition of love and reverence for Jesus that has characterized Islamic thought for more than a thousand years. An invaluable resource for the history of religions, the collection documents how one culture, that of Islam, assimilated the towering religious figure of another, that of Christianity. As such, it is a work of great significance for the understanding of both, and of profound implications for modern-day intersectarian relations and ecumenical dialogue.Tarif Khalidi's introduction and commentaries place the sayings and stories in their historical context, showing how and why this gospel arose and the function it served within Muslim devotion. The Jesus that emerges here is a compelling figure of deep and life-giving spirituality. The sayings and stories, some 300 in number and arranged in chronological order, show us how the image of this Jesus evolved throughout a millennium of Islamic history.
The Great Rebellion
Samael Aun Weor - 1975
This book shows how you can make it happen."When one discovers the real cause of so much misery and bitterness, it becomes obvious that something can be done..." - Samael Aun WeorDo you want a better world and a better life? Do you thirst for genuine happiness? You can transcend suffering when you know about:• The underlying cause of the world's pain and problems• What consciousness is and how it works• How cause and effect create your life• The power within us that can cleanse the mind of faults and darknessThis book embraces and clarifies the essential wisdom within all the world's religions and spiritual traditions. Yet, change does not come from belief or theories. Real change comes from self-knowledge: gnosis. The Great Rebellion explains how all of the world's problems addiction, war, pollution, starvation, crime come from within us. By changing ourselves within, we change the world around us. This is the genuine foundation of every great spiritual tradition in the world. By truly becoming better people, the world becomes a better place.
A Little Light on Angels
Diana Cooper - 1996
Provides guidance on how to call on angels for help and companionship in our lives.
Being Direct: Making Advertising Pay
Lester Wunderman - 1997
It combines an extraordinary personal history of "direct marketing" with a remarkably candid look at the field's most acclaimed practitioner. Written in an easy-going and deliberately persuasive style obviously honed during Wunderman's six decades in the trenches, the book shows his skill developing and gaining acceptance as he creates revolutionary advertising programs for future corporate stalwarts like the Columbia Record Club and American Express.
Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation: The Photography Workshop Series
Larry Fink - 2014
Its goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each volume is introduced by a well-known student of the featured photographer. In this book, Larry Fink--well-known for his layered pictures in social settings--explores composing photographs and improvising within a scene to create images with both feeling and meaning. Through words and photographs, he reveals insight into his own practice and discusses a wide range of creative issues, from connecting with the subject in front of the lens to shaping a vision that is authentic. Photographer Lisa Kereszi, a student of Larry Fink, provides the introduction.Larry Fink (born 1941) has been a professor at Yale University School of Art; Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture; Parsons the New School for Design; and Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Currently, he is a tenured professor of photography at Bard College. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States, including solo exhibitions at Light Gallery, New York; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.Lisa Kereszi is a photographer and educator. She is now the director of undergraduate studies at the Yale University School of Art, where she has taught since 2004. She has published five books, including "Fun and Games" and "Joe's Junk Yard." Her work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Brooklyn Museum, and has appeared in the "New Yorker," "Harper's" and the "New York Times Magazine."
The Teachers of Gurdjieff
Rafael Lefort - 1973
In the first half of the 20th century, George Gurdjieff was an influential spiritual teacher in the West. With a striking manner and appearance, Gurdjieff attracted many fashionable and influential pupils, while the sources of his teachings remained mysterious. In addition to recounting thrilling adventures in the souks of Baghdad and Aleppo, this book provides striking and timeless advice to those interested in finding spirituality. Its appeal is far beyond that of one seeker in one era, but offers us information for today on how to evaluate different forms of teaching, how to study, and even some tantalizing information on the role of Jesus. "You are scrabbling about in the sand, attracted by pieces of mica to knit together and make a window, not realizing that the sand itself is capable of being transformed into the purest glass." --from The Teachers of Gurdjieff
Seeker After Truth
Idries Shah - 1982
It is precisely because of the unreliability of vision, of memory, of wanting to believe, of induced belief ... that the Sufis say that an objective perception must be acquired before even familiar things can be seen as they are. "Seeker After Truth" goes beyond the familiar "first do this, then do that" style of handbook, transporting the reader to new ranges of perception, according to his or her capacity. Among the many assumptions questioned are: the objective worth of deep emotional feelings; the superiority of man's social habits over those of rats, and the origin of those habits; the evils of deceit ... The magazine Literary Review said about it: "This book ... is food for many different kinds of study - a book unlike anything our society has produced until recently, in its richness, its unexpectedness, its capacity to shock us into seeing ourselves as others see us, both personally and as a society."
The "I am" discourses
Comte de Saint-Germain - 1935
GODFRE RAY KING....(description from Amazon)
The Dragon's Triangle
Charles Berlitz - 1985
AcknowledgmentsAnother triangle of doomA role call of disappearances Great ships that sailed into oblivionPlanes that never landed Submarines that never surfacedThe perseverance of legend Ghost ships of the Dragon Triangle Mikakunin Hiko-Buttai The shaking land, the restless seaThe uncertain islands Sunken lands and vanished civilizationsAtomic warfare: ancient and modern Doorway to the future...or the past?Bibliography
Joe Vitale - 2008
Vitale's practical, easy to apply psychology involves attracting one's life desires by understanding and accepting them. This book enables readers to show results on their own quickly and easily. Miracles are neither impossible to experience nor difficult to achieve if we allow ourselves to make them possible.