Saturday, February 18, 2012
Every person has ways of dealing with life's challenges, but these resources are often locked beneath layers of stress and anxiety. Focused repetition of a mantram, or holy name, provides a simple, effective way to regain one's natural clarity, energy, confidence, and control. The good news is that the mantram's power to heal, calm, and restore is available to anyone.
for Astrology and Alchemy are the two grand sciences that explain the why and reasons for what we see and experience on every plane of life. In this age there should be no concealing of these Divine truths. We cannot hide anything in the air, and for this reason the Sun in Aquarius will unearth and reveal to man all that the present cycle has to give during the Sun's passage through this airy sign.
"The form of energy composing the chakras and currents in the subtle body is unknown to science. The Hindus call it prana, which means literally "life" - that is "life-force." The Chinese call it chi, the Polynesians mana, the Amerindians orenda, and the ancient Germans od. It is an all-pervasive "organic" energy. In modern times, the pyschiatrist Wilhelm Reich attempted to resuscitate this notion in his concept of the orgone, but he met with hostility from the scientific establishment. More recently, Russian parapsychologists have introduced the notion of bioplasma, which is explained as a radiant energy field interpenetrating physical organisms."
Plant neurobiology is a newly emerging field of plant sciences. It covers signalling and communication at all levels of biological organization – from molecules up to ecological communities. In this book, plants are presented as intelligent and social organisms with complex forms of communication and information processing.
Authors from diverse backgrounds such as molecular and cellular biology, electrophysiology, as well as ecology treat the most important aspects of plant communication, including the plant immune system, abilities of plants to recognize self, signal transduction, receptors, plant neurotransmitters and plant neurophysiology. Further, plants are able to recognize the identity of herbivores and organize the defence responses accordingly.
The similarities in animal and plant neuronal/immune systems are discussed too. All these hidden aspects of plant life and behaviour will stimulate further intense investigations in order to understand the communicative plants in their whole complexity.
In this volume, Success in Life and Ministry, Roberts delineates and discusses the great principles of success which he has gleaned from the spiritual giants of the past. These are eternal principles—they will work in my life and in your life. Follow these principles—incorporate them into your lifestyle—and you, too, can become a spiritual giant. Ignore them and your spiritual life will be anemic. Roberts Liardon has learned to stand on the shoulders of spiritual giants. In this volume he invites you to do the same.
Settling Back into the Moment is selection of verses from the book “The Experience of Insight” (Shambala Publication)by the same author, Joseph Goldstein. In this shortened, but still 167 pages, version he presents the core ideas beautifully illustrated throughout the whole book. The work is handwritten and the style is very poetic, though it contains strict instructions on how to manage retreats, posture of meditation, breathing, attention training etc. These topics are often covered here on the site, and often in much more detail, but this little eBook is very recommendable.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Experiencing the Kabbalah: A Simple Guide to Spiritual Wholeness by Chic Cicero, Sandra Tabatha Cicero
While the Kabbalah has long been a central pillar of Western magic, many beginners are intimidated by its complexity. Experiencing the Kabbalah is a beginner's guide to the subject, which emphasizes learning the concepts through personal hands-on experience. The simple exercises and ritual drama engage your personal creativity and imagination while forming the basis of a personal daily practice for increasing your own psychic abilities.
The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual.
- A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher.
- This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings.
Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya's teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya's son T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya's fundamental concept of viniyoga, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value.
In The Heart of Yoga Desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach, which he describes as "a program for the spine at every level--physical, mental, and spiritual." This is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old principles of yoga. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga--poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophy--and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle.
Unlocking Your Creative Power: How to Use Your Imagination to Brighten Life, to Get Ahead by Alex Osborn
Alex Osborn wrote the following:
"Emotional drive is self-starting and largely automatic, whether based on hunger, fear, love, or ambition. "
"For all of us, a good rule is always to encourage ideas—to encourage speaking up as well as thinking up."
"Whatever creative success I gained was due to my belief that creative power can be stepped up by effort, and that there are ways in which we can guide our creative thinking. "
"If we set aside a defined period for creative thinking we can best lure the muse."
"With enough creative effort, each of us could find the ideas that would smooth out rocky roads!"
In this book, Randi explores and exposes what he believes to be the outrageous deception that has been promoted widely in the media. Unafraid to call researchers to account for their failures and impostures, Randi tells us that we have been badly served by scientists who have failed to follow the procedures required by their training and traditions. Here, he shows us how what he views as sloppy research has been followed by rationalisations of evident failures, and we see these errors and misrepresentations clearly pointed out. Mr. Randi provides us with a compelling and convincing document that will certainly startle and enlighten all who read it.
The present publication consists of another series of lectures addressed by the author to the students of the Academy at the Headquarters of The Divine Life Society. Though the book is indeed going to be a useful and interesting reading, it may not equally be an easy reading. As the themes advance through the chapters, there is a tendency in the presentation to become a little more difficult gradually, mainly on account of the nature of the subjects treated in the later section.
This is especially so with the second half of the book, which enters into a discussion of varied topics, theoretical as well as practical.
The last chapter may require a specially concentrated attention of the student, in the light of the novelty of the approach to the subject. This valued contribution may with advantage be studied as a fitting sequel to the author's earlier "An Introduction to the Philosophy of Yoga" and "Yoga as a Universal Science". The three texts read in a sequence would form almost a complete exposition of the vast range of the foundations as well as the practical methodology of the human quest for eternal values. Shivanandanagar, 1st March, 1997 THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY