Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Textbook of Scientific Hindu Astrology by P S Shastri




The present work in the beginning emphasis on relation of Astrology to science and philosophy and thus establishes the validity of Astrology. There is added stress on the importance of aspects and value of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto in modern times as new horizons have evolved in the fields of employment and social values.

The work includes exhaustive chapters on longevity determination, scientific determination of bhavas, principles of judgement, Yogas, Astro-medical diagnosis, Transits, Ashtaka Varga and elements of Jaimini System. A number of example horoscopes confirm the validity of the principles especially in chapters on professions and diseases.

The sanctity and intrinsic character of Hindu Astrology has been maintained throughout which makes the book equally indispensable for the beginners as well as scholars of Astrology.


















Inner Tantric Yoga: Working with the Universal Shakti: Secrets of Mantras, Deities, and Meditation by Dr. David Frawley




Inner Tantric Yoga presents the deeper tradition of Tantra, its multidimensional vision of the Divine and its transformative practices of mantra and meditation that take us far beyond the outer models of how Tantra is usually presented today. The book can expand your horizon about masculine and feminine energies, Self and world, universe and the absolute into a living experience of the Infinite and Eternal both within and around you.



 














Konstantinos, "Vampires: The Occult Truth"




Discover the strange world of the undead and the proof that creatures of the night exist when you read Vampires by Konstantinos.

The facts about vampires are stranger than anything you may have read, heard, or imagined before. In Vampires you'll learn the truth about the undead. It rips away the myth and exposes the habits and lifestyles of these beings.

Vampires reveals the occult truths about these creatures including actual first-person encounters with vampires of all types—the ancient undead of folklore, contemporary mortal blood drinkers, and the most dangerous creatures of all: psychic vampires who intentionally drain the life force from their victims.

- Learn about the four types of vampires
- Read about vampire legends from around the world
- Discover vampires from history, including:
- Arnold Paole of Serbia
- Peter Plogojowitz and the Count de Cabreras of Hungary
- The vampire of Croglin Grange, Cumberland, England
- Countess Elizabeth Bathory, responsible for up to 650 deaths
- Gilles de Rais
- Fritz Haarman, of Germany, from ninety years ago
- John Haigh of Yorkshire, England, from just before WWII
- And of course, the real Vlad Dracula
- Present-day blood drinkers
- How to protect yourself from vampires

Included are letters from contemporary vampires. You will be shocked and surprised as you discover what these people are really like. Besides learning about the psychic vampire that unintentionally drains you of your energy as well as the intentional psychic vampire, you'll learn rituals for protection and methods to avoid falling into their clutches.

Vampires finally reveals the truth about the undead. You will be fascinated when you discover who they were and what they are now, and you'll be grateful when you learn how to protect yourself from them. This is not a book of fantasy and imagination, but of science, history, and spirituality.


















Death and Afterlife: Perspectives of World Religions (Contributions to the Study of Religion, Vol. 33) by Hiroshi Obayashi





Major religious traditions of the world contain perspectives of perennial importance on the topic of death and afterlife. Such concepts and beliefs are not only reflected directly in mortuary and funerary practices, but also inform patterns of beliefs and rituals that shape human lifestyles. Though evidenced in sacred texts, they cannot be fully understood in isolation by textual study alone. Rather, they must be explored in terms of a comprehensive understanding of the given religious system as rooted in an overall culture. Here thirteen scholars, each a specialist in a particular religious tradition, outline the beliefs, myths, and practices relating to death and afterlife. The volume introduction provides a framework for understanding the evolutionary relationships among world religions and the unity as well as the diversity of their quest for overcoming death. Part I comprises chapters on African religions representing the nonliterate religious experience and on ancient religions of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece. Studies of these religions serve as background for comprehending concepts relating to death and afterlife in the major world religions, which are dealt with in Part II, on Western religions, and Part III, on Eastern religions. The particular method of approach to each tradition is determined by the nature of the material. With death and afterlife as the common focus, this group of scholars has brought to bear its diverse expertise in anthropology, classics, archaeology, biblical studies, history, and theology. The result is a text important for comparative religion courses and, beyond that, a book extending our understanding of human thoughts and aspirations. It offers a global perspective from which an individual can ponder his or her own personal issues concerning death and afterlife.


















Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra






Eastern philosophy popularizer and mind-body pioneer Chopra has done novels before, and critics have not found fiction his long suit. That should change with this tale of how the Indian prince Siddhartha came to be the enlightened one, the Buddha. The subject is tailor-made for Chopra. He can draw on what he's familiar with: the ancient Indian culture that shaped the historic personage of the Buddha, and the powers of mind that meditation harnesses. Although the novel begins a little slowly with exposition and character introduction, once the character of the Buddha is old enough to occupy center stage, Chopra simply portrays the natural internal conflict experienced by any human seeking spiritual wisdom and transformation.
















Monday, August 29, 2011

Chaldean Magic: Its Origin and Development by Francois Lenorman




This text discusses Chaldean magic and sorcery, demonology, amulets, the ritual of the dead, the development of Chaldean mythology, and the relationship of Chaldean magic to other traditions. A number of spells and incantations are included.


















The Magician's Workbook: A Modern Grimoire by Steve Savedow




At last, the definitive beginners book of ritual magic and astral projection. Steve Savedow has studied the work of Aleister Crowley, Israel Regardie, S.L. MacGregor-Mathers and other influential teachers in the field. In The Magicians Workbook, he brings together the essential themes of classic occult literature to provide new students with step-by-step, practical guidance for developing a magical life. Savedow explains the principals of magic and covers important topics such as mediation, astral projection, Qabalah, tarot, words of power, the assumption of God-forms, yoga, and more. Details are included for performing four banishing rituals, four planetary invocations, a daily Eucharist ritual, and rituals for constructing and charging talismans. Readers will be introduced to rituals composed by Aleister Crowley, as well as new rituals created by the author. The Magicians Workbook is a clear and comprehensive instruction manual that offers a complete program of study leading to self-initiation. Here is the essential workbook for beginners, and a useful reference for advanced practitioners who are instruction others in the practice of ritual magic.





 













Enchantment of the Faerie Realm: Communicate with Nature Spirits & Elementals by Ted Andrews




Have you ever taken a walk in the woods and felt like you were not alone? That’s because you weren’t! Forests, lakes, mountains, caves—even your garden—are alive with the spirits of nature. Faeries are real, and you can learn to commune with a whole world of unseen beings, including elves, devas, and nature spirits. With an open mind and a little patience, you can begin to recognize their presence all around you. This book will help you deepen your connection to the natural world as you explore the magical, mystical world of the faerie folk.

—Discover hidden truths in faerie tales and use them as
pathways into the faerie realm
—Learn the basic habitats, powers and behaviors of faeries, elves, and other nature spirits
—Read personal accounts of actual faerie encounters
—Invoke fire spirits for traditional psychic readings
—Share the magic and knowledge of twenty tree spirits
—Find the elementals—gnomes, undines, sylphs and salamanders—with which you resonate most
—Contact water sprites, mermaids and other water spirits
—Find wood nymphs and the “lady of the woods”
—Draw dragons into your environment with the right fragrances
—Attract a faerie godmother into your life

Recapture the magic and wonder of a world where trees still speak and every flower tells a story. Explore the faerie realm—a place where faerie tales can and do come true.

















The Way of Merlyn: The Male Path in Wicca by Ly Warren-Clarke




This book is intended primarily to show the male aspects of Wicca, and all the workings contained here are specifically masculine. However, as the authors demonstrate, female energy is always required as a counter-balance to the male impulse. Wicca thus provides the means whereby every man can discover the Goddess within, by integrating the male and female polarities of our being.
















In the Shadow of the Shaman: Connecting with Self, Nature & Spirit by Amber Wolfe




Blending ancient shamanistic wisdom with modern spiritual traditions, Amber Wolfe helps readers forge their own personal connection to shamanic worlds. This guide to shamanism— filled with examples of guided journeys, secrets of shamanic divination, visualization techniques, healing practices, spells, rituals, and recipes—provides all one needs to begin dancing in the shadow of the shaman.



















The Flight of the Garuda: The Dzogchen Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism by Keith Dowman




Flight of the Garuda conveys the heart advice of one of the most beloved nonsectarian masters of Tibet. Ordained as a Gelug monk, the itinerant yogi Shabkar was renowned for his teachings on Dzogchen, the heart practice of the Nyingma lineage. He wandered the countryside of Tibet and Nepal, turning many minds toward the Dharma through his ability to communicate the essence of the teachings in a poetic and crystal-clear way. Buddhists of all stripes, including practitioners of Zen and Vipassana, will find ample sustenance within the pages of this book, and be thrilled by the lyrical insights conveyed in Shabkar's words. Along with the song by Shabkar, translator Keith Dowman includes several other seminal Dzogchen texts. Dzogchen practice brings us into direct communion with the most subtle nature of our experience, the unity of samsara in nirvana as experienced within our own consciousness. Within the Nyingma school, it is held higher than even the practices of tantra for bringing the meditator face to face with the nature of reality.

















Letters from Sri Ramanasramam By Suri Nagamma




Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi preached silence by observing it Himself and Ashramites, aspiring for spiritual advancement sat at the holy feet of Bhagavan, imbibing the lessons of that silence. Occasionally, Bhagavan spoke on spirtual matters. On such occasions,a few devotees recorded whatever He said: and amongst them Nagamma,compiler of these letters,was one. When Nagamma became an asramite, she renounced everything and whilst sitting at the feet of the mastershe felt an irresistible urge to record the disussions devotees were having with Him and, and as she began recording them,found that this work was a sort of sadhana for herself and so began writing them in the shape of letters to her brother inMadras. 273 letters were thus written-each one shown to Bhagavan for any corrections before being posted. The ashram published the first 75 letters during the life time of Bhagavan and they were read out in his presence. The remaining 198 letters were published susequently in four different volumes. The depth of wisdom and knowledge contained in the cryptic sayings of bhagavan, is a veritable mine of information, presented in a simple and easily understandable manner and is well worth careful study. This present volume contains the two books published previously under the same author - Letters from Sri Ramansramam and Letters abd Recollections from Sri Ramanasramam.

















A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits by Carol K. Mack, Dinah Mack




The Macks divert our gaze from our contemporary red-faced, cloven-hoofed misrepresentation of demons to remind us of the ancient roles demons were originally assigned to play. From the Tommyknockers of North American mountain mines to the South African Mbulu that waits in the river for lone travelers, A Field Guide to Demons classifies these creatures by their domains--water, mountain, forest--rather than in alphabetical or cultural order, dishing out antique and contemporary lore on these most misunderstood of spirits. A Field Guide to Demons melds folklore and mythology; maintains a surprisingly evenhanded view of demons; and reveals their role as the necessary challenger to established order, the antagonist--without which there could be no hero--and the darkness through which goodness shines brightest. --Brian Patterson


 














Imaginations: More Than You Think by James P. Gills




When a relinquished life becomes faithful to the promises of God, the result is His joy, His peace, and His charity. Dr. James Gills recounts his own period of rest and complacency-brought on by a time of incapacitation. He learned that when we give ourselves over to the thought patterns of the world, we turn our backs on the Lord and His glory.Imaginations: More Than You Think was written so that the reader might understand how rich life can be when we focus our thoughts on God. You will come to treasure its wisdom as you learn to appreciate its four foundational principles:

We are what we think-therefore, our thoughts determine our actions.
Our present thoughts affect how we will spend eternity.
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.
Our greatest joy comes from surrendering our thoughts to God.
Dr. Gills teaches the reader how to wake up with love, happiness, and enthusiasm for the new day. True surrender to the satisfaction of being with Jesus and accepting His provision for us sets the reader free from all daily worry and concern.

















Enlightenment Is Losing Your Mind by Pax, Jerry Stocking





You are enlightened. You knew it when you were a young child. You will know it again, soon. The question is "When?" Enlightenment is Losing Your Mind is a philosophical exploration. This book defines many terms, such as reality, spirituality, identity, and the universe in radical and useful ways.

Between where we are and enlightenment is insanity. lose your mind today, you will be glad you did as you discover the play of reliving your mind of struggle and control!