Western Esotericism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)

By Wouter J. Hanegraaff

Western esotericism has been a pervasive presence in Western tradition from overdue antiquity to the current day, yet until eventually lately it used to be principally neglected by way of students and surrounded by means of misconceptions and prejudice. This obtainable advisor presents readers with the elemental wisdom and instruments that may let them locate their approach during this bewildering yet attention-grabbing box.

What is it that unites phenomena as various as historical gnosticism and hermetism, the "occult sciences" of astrology, alchemy, and magic, rosicrucianism, in addition to Christian theosophy, occultism, spiritualism, and the modern New Age spiritualities? What can the learn of them train us approximately our universal cultural and highbrow background, and what's it that makes them correct to modern matters? How will we distinguish trustworthy ancient wisdom from legends and fictions approximately esoteric traditions? those and plenty of different questions are replied truly and succinctly, in order that the reader can locate his manner into the labyrinth of Western esotericism and out of it again.

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Initiative Psychic Energy

By Warren Hilton

Are you an strangely persevering and protracted individual? Or, like such a lot folks, do you typically locate it tough to stay to the activity till it really is performed? what's your ordinary event during this respect?

Is it now not this, that you simply paintings progressively alongside until eventually of a unexpected you develop into aware of a sense of weariness, crying "Enough!" in the interim, and that you just then yield to the impulse to stop?

Assuming that this can be what usually occurs, does this sense of fatigue, this impulse to relaxation, suggest that your psychological power is exhausted?

Suppose that through a decided attempt of the need you strength your lagging mind to absorb the thread of labor. there'll at all times come a brand new provide of strength, a "second wind," allowing you to forge forward with a freshness and energy that's miraculous after the former lassitude.

Nor is that this all. an identical technique should be repeated a moment time and a 3rd time, each one new attempt of the need being through a renewal of energy.

Many a guy will let you know that he does his top paintings within the wee watches of the morning, after tedious hours of persevering yet fruitless attempt. rather than being exhausted by means of its lengthy hours of continual recreation, the brain turns out now to upward thrust to the acme of its strength, to accomplish its splendid accomplishments. problems soften into skinny air, profound difficulties locate effortless resolution. Flights of genius happen themselves. but lengthy earlier than hour of darkness this type of one had maybe felt himself yield to fatigue and had tied a rainy towel round his head or had taken stimulants to maintain himself awake.

The life of this reserve offer of strength is manifested in actual in addition to psychological effort.

Men who paintings with their heads and males who paintings with their fingers, students and Marathon runners, needs to alike testify to the lifestyles of reserve provides of energy now not generally drawn upon.

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LSD and the Divine Scientist: The Final Thoughts and Reflections of Albert Hofmann

By Albert Hofmann

The acclaimed discoverer of LSD’s own reviews and ideas on chemistry, the normal sciences, mind-altering medications, the soul, and the quest for happiness

• stocks a special facet of the daddy of LSD, one identified basically to his acquaintances and shut colleagues

• Explains Hofmann’s varied tools of pharmaceutical study in accordance with conventional plant medication

• contains the poetry of this mystical prophet of psychedelic technological know-how

Best referred to as the 1st individual to synthesize, ingest, and realize the psychedelic results of LSD, Albert Hofmann used to be greater than only a chemist. A pioneer within the box of visionary plant examine, he used to be one of many first humans to signify using entheogens for mental therapeutic and religious progress. His insights into the consciousness-expanding results of psychedelics in addition to human nature, the psyche, and the character of truth earned him a name as a magical scientist and visionary thinker.

This book--Hofmann’s final paintings ahead of his loss of life in 2008 on the age of 102--offers the acclaimed scientist’s own studies and innovations on chemistry, the traditional sciences, mind-altering medications, the soul, and the quest for happiness and which means in lifestyles. Hofmann explains various tools of pharmaceutical examine according to conventional plant drugs and discusses psilocybin, the energetic compound in psychedelic mushrooms that he chanced on. He examines the mental position of psychoactives, their healing power, and their use in easing the life-to-death transition. Sharing a distinct part of the daddy of LSD, one identified simply to his associates and shut colleagues, this booklet additionally comprises the poetry of this mystical prophet of psychedelic technological know-how.

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Physics of the Soul: The Quantum Book of Living, Dying, Reincarnation, and Immortality

By Amit Goswami

At final, technological know-how and the soul shake palms. Writing in a mode that's either lucid and captivating, mischievous and profound, Dr. Amit Goswami makes use of the language and ideas of quantum physics to discover and scientifically turn out metaphysical theories of reincarnation and immortality.

In Physics of the Soul, Goswami is helping readers comprehend the perplexities of the quantum physics version of fact and the perennial ideals of religious and spiritual traditions. He exhibits how they don't seem to be purely appropriate but in addition supply crucial aid for every different. the result's a deeply broadened, interesting, and enriched worldview that integrates brain and spirit into science.

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The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit

By Joseph Chilton Pearce

Makes use of new study in regards to the mind to discover how we will be able to go beyond our present actual and cultural barriers

• finds that transcendence of present modes of lifestyles calls for the dynamic interplay of our fourth and 5th brains (intellect and intelligence)

• Explores the concept Jesus, Lao-tzu, and different nice beings in background are types of nature’s hazard and our skill to accomplish transcendence

• 17,000 offered in hardcover in view that April 2002

Why will we appear caught in a tradition of violence and injustice? How is it that we will be able to realize the transcendent perfect represented via figures reminiscent of Jesus, Lao-tzu, etc who've walked between us and but no longer appear to achieve a similar country?

In The Biology of Transcendence Joseph Chilton Pearce examines the present organic figuring out of our neural association to handle how we will be able to transcend the constraints and constraints of our present capacities of physique and mind--how we will be able to go beyond. fresh learn within the neurosciences and neurocardiology identifies the 4 neural facilities of our mind and exhibits 5th such heart is found within the center. This learn finds that the evolutionary constitution of our mind and its dynamic interactions with our middle are designed by way of nature to arrive past our present evolutionary capacities. we're particularly actually, made to go beyond.

Pearce explores how this “biological valuable” drives our lifestyles into ever-greater geographical regions of being--even because the “cultural principal” of social conformity and behaviour counters this genetic history, blocks our transcendent capacities, and breeds violence in all its types. The clash among faith and spirit is a vital a part of this fight. yet each one people could overthrow those cultural imperatives to arrive “unconflicted behavior,” in which middle and mind-brain resonate in synchronicity, commencing us to degrees of probability past the standard.

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Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives

By Michael Newton

Learn the newest information and latest groundbreaking discoveries that exhibit, for the 1st time, the secret of existence within the spirit global after loss of life on Earth―proof that our recognition survives―in Journey of Souls through Michael Newton, Ph.D.

Using a distinct hypnosis strategy to succeed in the hidden thoughts of topics, Dr. Newton stumbled on a few remarkable insights into what occurs to us among lives. Journey of Soulsis the list of 29 those who recalled their studies among actual deaths. via their remarkable tales, you'll study specifics about:

  • How it feels to die
  • What you spot and suppose correct after death
  • The fact approximately "spiritual guides"
  • What occurs to "disturbed" souls
  • Why you're assigned to convinced soul teams within the spirit international and what you do there
  • How you opt one other physique to come to Earth
  • The diverse degrees of souls: starting, intermediate, and advanced
  • When and the place you first discover ways to realize soulmates on Earth
  • The function of life

Journey of Souls is a photo checklist or "travel log" through those humans of what occurs among lives in the world. they provide particular information as they movingly describe their miraculous reviews.

After examining Journey of Souls, you are going to achieve a greater realizing of the immortality of the human soul. you'll meet daily demanding situations with a better experience of goal. you are going to start to comprehend the explanations at the back of occasions on your personal lifestyles.

Journey of Souls is a life-changing booklet. Already, over 165,000 humans have taken Journey of Souls to middle, giving them desire in making an attempt occasions. you'll want to learn a replica, too.

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The Lost Secret of Death: Our Divided Souls and the Afterlife

By Peter Novak

Novak investigates a trust referred to as the Binary Soul Doctrine (BSD) which states easily that people own souls which break up at dying, the wide awake happening to reincarnate repeatedly, whereas the subconscious results in one of those limbo judging itself for all eternity.

He is going directly to clarify that in the past the BSD used to be the first trust of a unmarried international faith, which seeing that has been damaged into increasingly more fragments. despite the fact that, he claims that twentieth-century findings, together with the paintings of Freud and Jung, in addition to findings of contemporary neuroscience and Near-Death examine, has marked a resurgence of trust within the veracity of the BSD.

Novak argues—just as these in the past did—that it truly is crucial for people to combine those souls jointly earlier than loss of life to prevent the nightmare of being cut up in at dying. He even deals a number of steps to aid readers begin the method of integration.

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The 99th Monkey: A Spiritual Journalist's Misadventures with Gurus, Messiahs, Sex, Psychedelics, and Other Consciousness-Raising Experiments

By Eliezer Sobel

Suffused with a special model of irreverent humor, this account remembers the autobiographical explorations of the main major replacement groups, ashrams, professionals, shamans, and consciousness-raising seminars of the prior forty years. Serving as a human guinea pig for lots of of the preferred state-of-the-art, New Age, human-potential, and non secular experiments, Eliezer Sobel recounts intercontinental adventures in India, Israel, Brazil, and Haiti. From Primal treatment to the Dalai Lama, this perceptively witty research contains brushes with cults, wild experiments with intercourse and psychedelics, and encounters with visionary authorities and modern madmen.

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The Secret of Life Wellness: The Essential Guide to Life's Big Questions

By Inna Segal

THE SECRET OF lifestyles health, via INNA SEGAL is a leap forward publication, that may remodel the most important components of your life.

Heal your physique, connect with your internal knowledge, create the lifestyles you are going to love and observe your function by way of diving into life's private questions with the writer of Visionary Intuitive Healing®, Inna Segal.

In the key of existence health: the fundamental advisor to Life's tremendous Questions, Inna is going past actual therapeutic to illustrate that lifestyles health displays overall healthiness wellbeing. by means of answering twenty-one of life's largest questions, Segal courses you thru each degree of your own well being and invitations us all to seem inside to discover solutions.

Inna Segal unearths life-changing secrets and techniques to allow you to to:
·Develop your instinct
·Reclaim your internal power
·Create concord on your relationships
·Explore your soul's journey
·Attract cash and good fortune into your life
·Embrace your shadow side
·Deal with tough emotions
·Use your strength facilities to heal and evolve
·Attract and comprehend soul mates

Plus, Microsoft tags during the booklet have the option of hearing Segal consultant you first hand via strong therapeutic techniques.

Whether your problem is actual, psychological, emotional, or practical, Inna Segal is helping you faucet into your inner information method to accomplish finished well being. With easy knowledge and straightforward and impactful routines that may be built-in into one's daily existence, Segal clears away the complexity to supply 'must have instruments' for therapeutic, transformation and evolution.

From using your instinct and tapping into your internal strength, to attracting funds and removing extra weight, to elevating convinced teenagers and working with loss, Inna covers the entire spectrum of human challenges.

Designed to guide you down the trail of lifelong strength and well being, the key of lifestyles well being is going past prescriptive recommendation; it creates a therapeutic lifestyle. additionally, containing an inspiring foreword by means of Michael Bernard Beckwith, founding father of Agape and best-selling writer of non secular Liberation

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