-- Jan Frazier --
Popular spiritual writer and teacher Jan Frazier shows how to move from emotional and mental turmoil to quiet joy and happiness in The Freedom of Being: At Ease with What Is.
Frazier, the author of the bestselling When Fear Falls Away: The Story of a Sudden Awakening, offers practical and effective suggestions for developing "present-moment" awareness as the key to awakening. Frazier shows how getting caught up in being on a spiritual journey often sustains the illusion of time--specifically some future time when you hope to awaken. But letting go of the idea of the future and staying focused in the present can give you access to a rich life free of suffering.
"When you are hurting, or feeling very unawake, or dissatisfied with yourself, instead of saying 'I've got to change' or 'I've got to get enlightened,' step outside of the whole thing and simply observe your thoughts and feelings -- neutrally, without judgment. This nonjudgmental looking is transformative." -Jan Frazier
Whether you feel stuck in your life, or simply want to suffer less and live more consciously, The Freedom of Being offers a blueprint to make the shift into the present.
-- A Compass for the Journey --
James Conlon --
In Invisible Excursions: A Compass for the Journey, Jim Conlon discusses the evolution of culture and theology over the past decades, which he has organized into a series of seven epochs. Simultaneously, he traces what he terms invisible excursions that is, experiences that touch all of us at a deep level, and that over time allow new understandings to germinate within us and lead us into uncharted territory.
Invisible Excursions is part memoir and part cosmological commentary. In it, Conlon interweaves the following stories and themes. (1) He recounts elements of his own personal narrative, beginning with his childhood in a village on the shores of the St. Clair River in Southwestern Ontario, through his years in seminary, and into the present. (2) He traces how critical events (e.g., Vatican Council II, war, politics and social unrest, arts and the popular culture) have shaped the times and can be seen to define specific epochs that both influence and reflect the spiritual journey of the people at that juncture in history. (3) He discusses the contributions of those who provide the basis for a rich and viable alternative to traditional theology, including three great figures whom he counts among his most significant mentors: Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry, and Matthew Fox. He explains the principles of creation spirituality, the universe story, and the great work of our times, and in so doing, merges the perspectives of theology, social justice, ecology, and community organization. (4) Finally, last but not least, he narrates the story of the Sophia Center, including its genesis and how it can serve as a model and inspiration for those emerging as a counter force, giving life to a holistic spirituality not based on reactionary, fundamentalist conformity, but rather on the vision of a new global civilization that both fulfills our human destiny and responds to the needs of the earth.
Chapters from a Charmed LIfe
-- Huston Smith with Phil Cousineau --
Spiritual trailblazer Huston Smith has written comprehensive books about religion and a memoir of his own life, but nowhere has he merged the two elements of seeking and experience with such storytelling flair as he has in these pages. Few have done as much as Smith to explore and illuminate the world’s religions and spiritual traditions, and none have done it with such accessibility, wonder, and delight. In this joyous volume, he looks back on his extraordinary life, describing riveting scenes with unforgettable characters in India, Africa, Tibet, and Japan. Smith’s charm and exuberance come through on every page.
I expected a completely different book before I opened these pages. I was caught off guard for the infectious joy that spews from the pages. What a life; what a mind. Beautiful.
Author: Rev. Dr. Richard E. Kuykendall--
Even Witches Have Names is a short fictional work based on facts. It tells the story of a Christian minister who was also a witch and the work that he and his wife did in building a bridge between witchcraft and Christianity. It tells the story of Gabriel Seminger’s life and work and in the process teaches the reader many of the rituals of witchcraft, or Wicca, as it is called today. This book is a good read and a good teaching aid as well.
About the Author:
The work that Gabriel and Ava did together did much to help others see witchcraft as a valid and positive spiritual path. More than this, they succeeded in removing the stigma attached to witchcraft and threw out the time-worn stereotypes that were born out of superstition and ignorance.
Gabriel is now dead, but he has left his legacy in the books that he has written that will continue his work and in the lives he has changed. And Ava also continues to teach and carry on the work that she had done with her husband. Though they are now separated by the veil that separates life from death, they are yet united in spirit. And for Ava, because of her belief in reincarnation, she knows they will work together again-it's only a matter of time.
Insights Into the existence and operation of Universal Laws and the Golden Ratio
The Whole Elephant Revealed offers clear insights into the existence and operation of universal laws and the golden ratio. It is a synthesis based on common insights found in all wisdom traditions into the operation of universal laws on the one hand and on cutting-edge scientific discoveries that are in line with those insights on the other hand. These principles are called universal because they work on all levels of existence, apply to everything that exist and create order and harmony in the universe. Insights into the operation of the universal laws reveals a whole new worldview.
It helps us to understand how everything works in the universe, who we really are and how we can make conscious choices that are more in line with these universal laws. Above all it helps us to understand what works and what doesn’t work in the long term. Everything that operates in line with the universal laws, follows the path of least resistance and is in harmony with the greater whole. It makes us realize that while everything in the universe works in harmony with these principles, many aspects of our personal life and our Western culture are not in line with the operation of these underlying principles.
The Healing Power of the LIfe You Planned Before You Were Born
In his groundbreaking first book, Your Soul's Plan, Robert Schwartz brought the idea of pre-birth planning into the mainstream. Now, his brilliant sequel Your Soul's Gift delves even deeper by exploring the pre-birth planning of spiritual awakening, miscarriage and abortion, caregiving, abusive relationships, sexuality, incest, adoption, poverty, suicide, rape, and mental illness. Working with a team of gifted mediums, Schwartz brings forth great love and wisdom from the other side to explain why such experiences are planned and the deep, soul-level healing they can create.
Seven Levels of Power and Manifestation of the Virgin Mary
The Miracle Workers Handbook is based on the seven significant phases of Mary s life, each of which contain a secret power and manifestation that when activated will empower you to live in the continuous flow of miracles. Learn how to invoke Mary s presence, communicate with her and her angels through your divine intuition, discern her messages to you, receive her grace and miracles and co-create miracles for others through your ascension body.
Mary is a saint for all people. It does not matter if you are Christian, Buddhist, pagan, Muslim or spiritual, Mary is the energetic pattern for miracles and she has a special message for you. Her influence is global, undeniable and a recognizable force. Whether it is a health, financial, family, love, career or life purpose issue or concern, Mary can miraculously intervene. Not only will you experience healing, abundance and unlimited miracles through her grace and intervention, she will ignite the miracle worker within you. Join in the timely resurgence of her power.
Hoping to rediscover his deeper purpose, Rijumati, an English Buddhist teacher and businessman, embarked on a journey into the unknown: a round-the-world trip by land and sea that became a kind of pilgrimage. Months - and many crises - later he returned with new reverence for ordinary people and places, a sense of veneration for nature’s wonders and a profound gratitude for being human. Part travel diary and part record of a spiritual journey, these pages evoke the sacred, remote places encountered in the outer world alongside the ‘inner terrain’ that unfolded along the way. If you have ever felt the call of the open road, longed to travel as a form of self-discovery, or just wanted to know how to stay sane whilst getting a visa stamp in Kazakhstan, then Pilgrimage to Anywhere is for you.
Despite being located on the extreme eastern boundary of Europe, and having been frequently conquered by invading people from Asia, including Arabs, Turks, Persians, Mongols, and more recently Russians, Georgians still regard themselves very much as Europeans and it is to becoming a future member state of the EU that the majority of the people now aspire.
As for the traditional folk-tales from the region, one of their main characteristics is that they are packed with action: Whilst a written, “literary” novel or short story might devote paragraphs to descriptions of people or places, these tales usually settle for an adjective or two; “a thick impassable forest”, “a handsome stately man”, or a formula such as“not-seen-beneath-the-sun beauty”.
My Journey from Cancer to Near Death, to True Healing
Forward by Wayne Dyer
In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system—began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth . . . and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was able to be released from the hospital within weeks . . . without a trace of cancer in her body!
Within these pages, Anita recounts stories of her childhood in Hong Kong, her challenge to establish her career and find true love, as well as how she eventually ended up in that hospital bed where she defied all medical knowledge.
As part of a traditional Hindu family residing in a largely Chinese and British society, she had been pushed and pulled by cultural and religious customs since she had been a little girl. After years of struggling to forge her own path while trying to meet everyone else’s expectations, she had the realization, as a result of her epiphany on the other side, that she had the power to heal herself . . . and that there are miracles in the Universe that she had never even imagined.
The Easy Guide to Connecting with Loved Ones on the Other Side
Deborah Heneghan was fifteen when her seventeen-year-old sister died of Leukemia. A few weeks later, Debbie woke in the middle of the night to her sister's faint whisper summoning her. That was the beginning of Heneghan's connection with her deceased sister, one that continues to this day - twenty-five years later.
Closer Than You Think is filled with inspirational stories of Debbie and her sister, as well as stories from all walks of life - heart-warming, happy stories to tear-jerking, tragic situations turned sweet. The depth and breadth of information will fill you with a sense of peace, comfort, hope and certainty that our loved ones on the other side do live on; and we can reach out, connect and remain close with them. You may even feel compelled to go within, find the courage and faith to move forward with your life, and go after those dreams you've had since you were a kid. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel a warmth all around and within you. Most of all, you'll be touched and inspired to find the blessings and gifts in your life or your situation to help you turn your pain into peace.