This book provides lucid and inspiring material on the purpose and value of Astrology in New Age Guidance, and the difference between an event-oriented approach, and a person-centred view. The topics covered include: event oriented vs. person centred; planetary patterns; aspect patterns; birth charts as a whole; astrology in new age guidance; astrology as karma yoga; planetary & lunar nodes; and, the moment of interpretation. Sample horoscopes of well-known people, Assagioli, Freud, Nietzche and others illustrate clearly the techniques described. Two complete detailed case histories are given, enabling the reader to concretely experience Rudhyar's holistic approach in action. This book represents the harvest of Rudhyar's innovative astrological and philosophical thinking, practically applied to individual birth charts.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Bringing the art and magick of casting spells to the masses, Lexa Rosean is the new face of Wicca. In The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients she provides beginner and experienced practitioners of spellcasting with a quick, easy, and accurate guide to the magickal powers and properties of herbs, spices, flowers, vegetables, fruits, metals, and colors -- more than 500 ingredients in all.
With this info at your fingertips, you can craft spells for specific desires or needs -- whether it's love, luck, fertility, or even next month's rent! Written with passion for the craft and a deep understanding of the needs of modern-day Wiccans, The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients is an indispensable addition to every occult library and an essential reference for all with the gift of magick.
This incredible book contains secret Daoist teachings on Magical Incantations, Imprinting with Incantations, Enchantment, Trance Induction, Daoist Magical Hand Seal Training, Types of Hand Seals, Specific Functions of the Hand Seals, Hand Seals Used For Worship, Summoning, Protection, Obstruction, Attacking, Binding, Imprisoning, and Sealing, Mao Shan Hand Seals Used for Healing or Protection, History of Daoist Star Stepping, Using Star Stepping with Hand Seals, Incantations and Magic Seals, Summoning the Spirits of the Dead, Summoning Celestial Immortals, and much, much more.
A self-learning manual for the betterment of self. Key into your real person and unlock the secrets for a more fulfilled existence without cults, or other lame and dangerously ignorant methods.
This book provides the keys to effective psychic influence, not only of others, but of the world around you.
Author goes into great detail concerning the importance of your hands and how you can use them to heal yourself and others.
The book is a treasure trove of instantly usable information, and you will see results immediately, if you put the information to use.
This is a new and dynamic approach to dowsing which, when published in the 1980s, first made explicit the link between this ancient art and inner growth. Yet this is a practical book, guiding the beginner into both the uses and philosophy of dowsing. The history and science of dowsing are clearly described. Sig's approach empowers the reader to take responsibility for her or his actions in earth energy dowsing and healing. "A useful book concerned with the thinking behind dowsing as well as its practice. Definitely recommended" – Tom Graves, author of Needles of Stone.
Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience by Rosemary Ellen Guiley is destined to be a classic in the understanding of mystical experience--a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, A-to-Z guide. It is the most substantial one-volume encyclopedia of its kind in more than twenty-five years. 50 black-and-white photos.
As a cardiologist, Pim van Lommel was struck by the number of his patients who claimed to have near-death experiences as a result of their heart attacks. As a scientist, this was difficult for him to accept: Wouldn't it be scientifically irresponsible of him to ignore the evidence of these stories? Faced with this dilemma, van Lommel decided to design a research study to investigate the phenomenon under the controlled environment of a cluster of hospitals with a medically trained staff.
For more than twenty years van Lommel systematically studied such near-death experiences in a wide variety of hospital patients who survived a cardiac arrest. In 2001, he and his fellow researchers published his study on near-death experiences in the renowned medical journal The Lancet . The article caused an international sensation as it was the first scientifically rigorous study of this phenomenon. Now available for the first time in English, van Lommel offers an in-depth presentation of his results and theories in this book that has already sold over 125,000 copies in Europe.
Van Lommel provides scientific evidence that the near-death phenomenon is an authentic experience that cannot be attributed to imagination, psychosis, or oxygen deprivation. He further reveals that after such a profound experience, most patients' personalities undergo a permanent change. In van Lommel's opinion, the current views on the relationship between the brain and consciousness held by most physicians, philosophers, and psychologists are too narrow for a proper understanding of the phenomenon. In Consciousness Beyond Life , van Lommel shows that our consciousness does not always coincide with brain functions and that, remarkably and significantly, consciousness can even be experienced separate from the body.
Although these meditations are taken from the Buddhist tradition, you do not have to be a Buddhist or to abandon your current spiritual tradition in order to practice them. These are universal practices, speaking to the human condition and helping us to become more aware and more loving individuals.
Mindfulness of Breathing
This practice is in four stages. After setting up our posture, we become more aware of our bodies and relax as deeply as possible. We become aware of the breath naturally flowing in and out, and then:
1. Count just after each out breath. Count up to ten breaths, and then start over at one.
2. As with the previous stage, but count just before each in breath.
3. Let go of the counting, simply following the breath.
4. Focus on the place where we first feel the breath entering and leaving our bodies (usually the rims of the nostrils).
Whenever we become aware that our minds have wandered, we let go of our distractions and come back to the breath once again.
Metta Bhavana Practice
"Metta" is essentially untranslatable. It means "love", "friendliness", "lovingkindness", and "empathy". It's an attitude of caring, concern, and cherishing. It's something we've all experienced to some degree or another. We experience metta every time we feel concerned about someone we know, or when we practice patience, or when we spontaneously help someone who is in difficulties. "Bhavana" means "cultivation" or "development", and so this is the practice of the "development of lovingkindness". It is based on the insight that all beings desire freedom from suffering.
The metta bhavana is in five stages. As always, we begin by setting up our posture, becoming more aware of our body and relaxing as deeply as we can. We become aware of our emotions, accepting that whatever we feel is where we are starting from.
1. Cultivate metta (love, care, forgiveness, etc) towards ourselves.
2. Cultivate metta for a good friend.
3. Cultivate metta for a "neutral person" (someone we don't have any strong feelings for).
4. Cultivate metta for someone that we experience conflict with, or for whom we feel ill will.
5. Cultivate metta for all beings capable of experiencing suffering and of desiring well being.
Walking meditation is an unstructured practice where we use the experience of walking as an object of awareness — being aware of our bodies, our feelings and emotions, our thoughts, and our senses. If our mind wanders, we bring it back to our present experience. This helps us to remain "in the moment".
You can do walking meditation as part of a normal walk to work or to the grocery store, or you can set aside some special time to do the practice in the countryside or in a park.
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Monday, December 26, 2011
A world-famous professional astrologer presents a revolutionary new way of understanding your astrological pattern. The unique time scale described here will help you uncover which events in your life are formative, what meaning they have, and when they took place. This approach to astrology reflects the most up-to-date discoveries in physics, which reveals that reality is a complex web of relationships that cannot be understood in isolation. Your astrological pattern identifies the people, events, and inner mechanisms that define your world--past, present, and future. Unlike other star charts, it recognizes that the time spent in your mother's womb is crucial to shaping your personality; that's where the story must begin. So, it covers the conception point, the octave of gestation, and more, along with interpretation tables. The way is here.
Containing the method of constraining and exorcisjng spirits to appearance, the consecration of Magic Circles, and The Form of a Bond of Spjrits.
Much of this was later appropriated for another grimoire, the Secret Grimoire of Turiel, but this presents material not present in the other book. This is a landmark publication in the occult field.
Tantra--often associated with Kundalini Yoga--is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" "(shakti)" as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality.
"Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy" dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition. The Tantric teachings are geared toward the attainment of enlightenment as well as spiritual power and are present not only in Hinduism but also Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. In this book, Georg Feuerstein offers readers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.
Siva Sutras are considered to be a revealed book of the Yoga: supreme identity of the individual self with the Divine. The author has studied it with the help of his guru Swami Laksmana Joo, the sole surviving exponent of this system in Kashmir and has provided an English Translation of the Sutras together with the commentary of Ksemaraja. A long introduction, together with an abstract of each Sutra, throws a flood of light on the entire system of Saiva Yoga. A Glossary of technical terms and index are appended for the convenience of the reader.