A Spiritual Interpretation for the Aquarian Age
Rev. Daniel Chesbro with Rev. James Erickson--
Authors of The Order of Melchizedek--
This companion to The Order of the Melchizedek offers profound and inspired insights into the sayings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Thomas and brings their message into today’s world and emerging consciousness. Through a unique combination of artistic renderings and a spiritually inspired interpretation of each of the 114 sayings, this guide offers fresh perspectives into the teachings of Jesus and their relevance. From “Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds” to “I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes,” this narrative links the intentions of the original text to modern day prophets such as P. M. H. Atwater and Stephen Hawking and the sparks behind Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement for those searching for divinity in the current moment.
About the Author:
Rev. Daniel Chesbro is an ordained minister in the Order of Melchizedek, a teacher, and a lecturer. He trained at the Andover Newton Theological School and at the Crozer Seminary and received a master's in theology from Colgate Divinity School. He is a former head of A School for the Prophets and a former host of the television show The Open Door. He lives in Conesus, New York. Rev. James Erickson has the gift of clairsentience and is a psychic and an aura reader as well as a healer. He was ordained into the Order of Melchizedek in 1993. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are the coauthors of The Order of Melchizedek.
Animism, Mind, and the Self in Nature
Emma Restall Orr -
Over the past few hundred years, animism has been dismissed as a primitive, naive and irrational perspective, irrelevant within the civilised West. In The Wakeful World, Emma Restall Orr argues that this is based on the misrepresentation, drawn in crayon, that each tree and stone has its own Christian-like immortal soul. Taking the reader on a philosophical adventure, Restall Orr explores the heritage of Western thought with precision, enthusiasm and sensitivity, considering how soul, spirit, mind and consciousness have been understood through millennia. Challenging the prevailing worldviews of materialism and dualism, she presents animism as a radically different, yet mature and coherent philosophy. Providing deep green ethics with a wholly rational metaphysical foundation, The Wakeful World is a compelling view of the nature of existence and the experience of reality, giving solid ground for the now necessary journey to a sustainable world.
About the Author:
Emma Restall Orr (aka Bobcat) is one of the most well-known Druids worldwide. She worked for the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids, was Joint Chief of the British Druid Order for nearly ten years, and in 2002 created the international Druid Network. She is a practising priest and teacher, celebrated for her uncompromising views on ethics, environmentalism and personal responsibility. She regularly lectures at universities and within the Pagan community, and works as a media spokesperson for Druidry. Listen to Emma's answers to BBC's The Big Questions
A 90 Day/Prayer Partner Experience
August Gold and Joel Fotinos -
Master a uniquely powerful spiritual practice that maximizes your prayers! Multiply Your Blessings helps you to do what the greatest spiritual masters throughout history have urged us to do: pray with one another and reap the rewards. In these pages, Gold and Fotinos, co-founders of the Sacred Center New York, show how to strengthen your faith, and open up your heart and mind to be more receptive to God's answers to your prayers.
Both practical and inspiring, Multiply Your Blessings explains how the authors developed their 90-day practice, how it works, and how anyone can benefit from finding a spiritual peer. Multiply Your Blessings includes:
the basics of Prayer Partnering
how to find a compatible partner
how to keep your partner motivated
daily meditations, devotions, and weekly exercises
an interactive workbook and guide to help start the process
personal stories of people from all walks of life and faiths
-- A 30-day Soul Program --
Access the Wisdom of Buddha and Jesus to Nourish Your Beautiful, Abundant Life --
Janet Conner --
From the bestselling author of Writing Down Your Soul comes a new book based on the teachings of Jesus and Buddha about how to create an abundant life by focusing your attention on your connection with the vibrant presence of the divine within. The Lotus and the Lily offers a new 30-day program for accessing your true creativity, breakthrough thinking, and divine guidance. Janet Conner continues her unique method of deep soul writing by showing readers how to exit their conscious minds, get in touch with their authentic selves, and activate the voice of wisdom within.
The Lotus and the Lily reveals:
The cosmic power of the intention mandala to reveal the life you want
Soul Slinky waves of intention and gratitude
Awaken your inner shaman
Discover the power of naming your past and your future
How to experience the generative power of your own voice.
-- 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.