By Stanislav Grof
Emotions of oneness with people, nature, and the universe. Encounters with extraterrestrials, deities, and demons. Out-of-body reports and past-life stories. technological know-how casts a skeptical eye. yet Dr. Stanislav Grof—the psychiatric researcher who cofounded transpersonal psychology—believes differently. When the very unlikely Happens offers Dr. Grof 's enthralling firsthand account of over 50 years of inquiry into waters uncharted by means of classical psychology, person who will go away readers wondering the very textile of our life. From his first LSD consultation that gave him a glimpse of cosmic awareness to his newest paintings with Holotropic Breathwork, When the most unlikely Happens will amaze readers with bright explorations of issues such as:
>"Temptations of a Non-Local Universe—experiments in astral projection
> "Praying Mantis in Manhattan" and different stories of synchronicity
> "Trailing Clouds of Glory—remembering delivery and prenatal life
> "Dying and Beyond"—survival of recognition after loss of life
Here is a big chance to trip past usual consciousness—guaranteed to shake the rules of what we suppose to be reality—and certain to supply a brand new imaginative and prescient of our human strength, as we ponder When the most unlikely Happens.
By Rebecca Rene Jones
A daughter's narrative approximately existence with and with out her father, whose dying plunges her into deep grief yet progressively turns into her so much compelling cause to wish. [b]Like such a lot of Christian ladies, Rebecca, her mom, and her sisters love a guy who doesn't stroll beside them in religion. As his melanoma returns after a 12 months of remission, they face his final days. because the ladies in his lifestyles fight to savour their ultimate occasions jointly and permit pass, he eventually reaches out to God, and tells them so. Her father's demise opens the panorama of heaven and desire to her. She superbly renders these visions in addition to the underbelly of sorrow as she is eventually pressured to get up to the realm, to new hungers, and to a much more risky religion. here's a non secular coming of age manifesto that would take its position along Voskamp and Lamott as uplifting writing on loss, grief, and becoming up, fast.
By Doris Lessing
Historical culture means that this world-weary lament is the paintings of Solomon in outdated age. Casting its eye over the temporary nature of lifestyles, the booklet questions the striving for knowledge and the reality, making a choice on in its place to espouse the worth of residing for the instant. The textual content is brought by means of Doris Lessing.
By Dalai Lamai
With Preface by means of Richard Gere. the area of Tibetan Buddhism is the definitive rationalization of Tibetan Buddhism by way of the world's final authority, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. First delivering a normal evaluation of the main elemental Buddhist options and phrases, the Dalai Lama then is going into average intensity on Buddhist values and the Tibetan perform of Vajrayana Buddhism, with a spotlight on Tantra. A Q&A part and thesaurus are included.
In his foreword to the realm of Tibetan Buddhism, actor Richard Gere describes the Dalai Lama as "universally revered as one in all our best religious friends." The implied sentiment of equality and simplicity is suitable for this handbook through His Holiness, who right here maintains his loving assault at the West via publishing. A guidebook, this fluid translation by way of Geshe Thupten Jinpa of talks given via the Dalai Lama in London in 1988 is acceptable for novices in, in addition to extra complex practitioners of, the Buddhist means, for it discusses basic Buddhism in addition to the esoteric Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet.
By Ken Wilber
Wilber's groundbreaking synthesis of faith, philosophy, physics, and psychology all started a revolution in transpersonal psychology. He used to be the 1st to signify in a scientific means that the good mental structures of the West should be built-in with the noble contemplative traditions of the East. Spectrum of cognizance, first published through Quest in 1977, has been the famous reference element for all next makes an attempt at integrating psychology and spirituality.
By David L. McMahan
Loads of Buddhist literature and scholarly writing approximately Buddhism of the prior a hundred and fifty years displays, and certainly constructs, a traditionally designated glossy Buddhism, even whereas purporting to symbolize old culture, undying educating, or the "essentials" of Buddhism. This literature, Asian in addition to Western, weaves jointly the strands of alternative traditions to create a singular hybrid that brings Buddhism into alignment with a few of the ideologies and sensibilities of the post-Enlightenment West.
In this ebook, David McMahan charts the improvement of this "Buddhist modernism." McMahan examines and analyzes a variety of renowned and scholarly writings produced via Buddhists world wide. He makes a speciality of ideological and creative encounters among Buddhism and modernity, for instance within the nation-states of technology, mythology, literature, paintings, psychology, and non secular pluralism. He exhibits how yes topics lower throughout cultural and geographical contexts, and the way this kind of Buddhism has been created by means of a number of brokers in a number of instances and areas. His place is important yet empathetic: whereas he provides Buddhist modernism as a development of diverse events with various pursuits, he doesn't lessen it to a mistake, a misrepresentation, or fabrication. particularly, he provides it as a posh historic strategy constituted via numerous responses -- occasionally trivial, usually profound -- to a couple of an important matters of the fashionable period.
By Jean Smith
“Writing a ‘nuts and bolts’ advisor that's certainly clever, charmingly conversational, and a excitement to learn calls for a specific expertise, and Jean Smith has proved once more that she has it.”—Sylvia Boorstein, writer of Don’t do exactly anything, sit down There
The 3rd of Jean Smith’s Beginner’s courses specializes in the Buddha’s Eightfold Path—the suggestions valuable to working towards the Buddha’s teachings in way of life. The 8 steps at the direction are: correct knowing, inspiration, speech, motion, livelihood, attempt, mindfulness, and focus. Smith explains precisely what the Buddha had in brain, utilizing translations of his personal phrases after which elucidating them for us. during the publication are fantastic fees from a huge variety of Buddhist lecturers, giving a flavor of some of the best every one of them has to supply. The Beginner’s consultant to strolling the Buddha’s Eightfold Path is a prescription for happiness, not only for overcoming discomfort, that is what number of people ponder Buddhism. here's a publication for Buddhists of each tradition.
From the exchange Paperback edition.
By Stephen Levine
In his lengthy profession as a poet, Buddhist instructor, non secular consultant, and author, Stephen Levine has replaced our realizing of dying and loss of life. In Becoming Kuan Yin, Levine's first new publication in lots of years, he turns to the legend of Kuan Yin, the Bodhistitva commemorated by way of East Asian Buddhists for her compassion.
In Becoming Kuan Yin, Levine stocks the story of Miao Shan, born centuries in the past to a merciless king who sought after her to marry a filthy rich yet uncaring guy. this can be the tale of ways Miao Shan refused to persist with the trail her father had in brain and, in its place, turned Kuan Yin, the 1st said lady Buddha who watches over the loss of life and those that paintings with them.
Levine weaves jointly tale and perform and is helping readers become aware of their very own countless capability for mercy and compassion below tough situations. This ebook may have resonance for Kuan Yin's thousands of followers.