By Frédéric Lenoir
El mundo se acerca a su ultimate, un cataclismo amenaza con destruir al ser humano, de manera que se convoca un cónclave de siete grandes sabios provinientes de diversas regiones del mundo. Estos siete sabios representan a las principales religiones del mundo y se reúnen en un monasterio del Tibet.
Allí convocan a dos adolescentes. Se llaman Tenzin y Natina, pero no son más que sombras o receptáculos de las principles que los sabios van a verter en su inside. Un compendio de l. a. sabiduría humana, pues tienen los angeles concept de que existen fuerzas antagónicas en el universo y que si transmiten con los angeles suficiente convicción sus conocimientos el principio que mantiene en armonía el cosmos y el universo se impondrán.
Son siete cápsulas de sabiduría sobre los grandes temas de los angeles humanidad: el sentido de los angeles vida, éxito, felicidad, cuerpo/mente, potencial creativo, amor y transformación del mundo.
Todo contado a través de “fábulas poéticas” y sobre l. a. base o el fondo a una crítica a l. a. deshumanización de Occidente, el capitalismo, l. a. sequedad y l. a. aridez de las relaciones personales.
By Aleister Crowley
An admirable number of Crowley's aphorisms-- Witty, refined, and instructive paradoxes that problem and exhilarate.
Gershom Scholem used to be the grasp builder of old reports of the Kabbalah. whilst he started to paintings in this ignored box, the few who studied those texts have been both amateurs who have been searching for occult knowledge, or old-style Kabbalists who have been looking tips on their non secular trips. His paintings broke with the outlook of the students of the former century in Judaica—die Wissenschaft des Judentums, the technology of Judaism—whose orientation he rejected, calling their “disregard for the main important facets of the Jewish humans as a collective entity: a kind of “censorship of the Jewish past.” the most important founders of recent Jewish historic reviews within the 19th century, Leopold Zunz and Abraham Geiger, had missed the Kabbalah; it didn't healthy into their account of the Jewish faith as rational and invaluable of appreciate via “enlightened” minds. the one exception was once the historian Heinrich Graetz. He had paid tremendous recognition to its texts and to their so much explosive exponent, the fake Messiah Sabbatai Zevi, yet Graetz had depicted the Kabbalah and all that flowed from it as an unworthy insurrection from the underground of Jewish existence opposed to its moderate, law-abiding, and discovered mainstream. Scholem performed a continuous polemic with Zunz, Geiger, and Graetz via bringing into view a Jewish earlier extra diverse, extra important, and extra fascinating than any idealized portrait may reveal.
—from the Foreword through Arthur Hertzberg, 1995
By Allen Salkin
Seeking to upload a bit bitterness for your vacation season? Then FESTIVUS is the ebook you can't do with out! Take Frosty out in the back of the woodshed and conceal your menorahs, kinaras, diyas and whatevahs...the time has come for Festivus! the development celebrated via Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller) on Seinfeld, during which a naked aluminum pole replaces all vacation and non secular symbols, the place contributors compete in "feats of power" and adopt the "airing of grievances," has transcended tv to develop into a world phenomenon. during this side-splitting romp throughout the Festivus panorama, Allen Salkin meets pass over Festivus, tastes Festivus beer, and ponders the Festivus snail (along with Festy the cat), exhibiting how an individual with a bit creativity-and a touch of Costanza-can rejoice a contented Festivus!
By Raven Kaldera
All through heritage, from the Hindu Kavadi rite to the Lakota solar Dance, the Ordeal direction has been an commemorated non secular street to the magic of the flesh, and to touching the Gods. this day many Pagans are gaining knowledge of this direction, accidentally or through layout. at the same time, many practitioners of secular BDSM are discovering themselves having religious reviews in the midst of their so much secular scenes. This ebook explores the crossover issues among either those groups and practices, a cross-section that is growing to be gradually, baring debatable articles on themes as assorted as sacred soreness, bondage, hook suspension, cathartic Pagan ritual, the spirituality of dominance and submission, and being the slave of the Gods. With contributions through famous authors and activists in either groups, and lovely images via artist and Shibari-Do grasp Bridgett Harrington, this ebook is an awe-inspiring gateway into the area of the Underworld... and again back.
Jung used to be intrigued from early in his profession with coincidences, in particular these wonderful juxtapositions that clinical rationality couldn't competently clarify. He mentioned those rules with Albert Einstein prior to international conflict I, yet first used the time period "synchronicity" in a 1930 lecture, in connection with the bizarre mental insights generated from consulting the I Ching. an extended correspondence and friendship with the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli prompted a last, mature assertion of Jung's pondering on synchronicity, initially released in 1952 and reproduced right here. including a wealth of ancient and modern fabric, this essay describes an astrological scan Jung performed to check his conception. Synchronicity unearths the complete quantity of Jung's study right into a wide selection of psychic phenomena.
This paperback version of Jung's vintage paintings features a new foreword by means of Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung historical past at college collage London.
By Liz Curtis Higgs
Stable ladies Behaving Badly
A spiteful boss, a defiant worker, a manipulative mom, a determined housewife, an resentful sister…honey, we know these girls. We’ve lived with them, labored with them, or stuck a glimpse of them in our mirrors.
Now let’s have a look at their old opposite numbers in Scripture: Sarah mistreated her maidservant, Hagar despised her mistress, Rebekah manipulated her son, Leah claimed her sister’s husband, and Rachel envied her fertile sister.
They have been faraway from evil, yet rarely excellent. in general sturdy, but a bit undesirable. In different phrases, those matriarchal mamas glance much like us.
“A somewhat undesirable lady is just this: a lady unwilling to totally undergo God. we adore him, serve him, and worship him, but we discover it tough to belief him thoroughly, to simply accept his plan for our lives, to relaxation in his sovereignty.” —from Slightly undesirable ladies of the Bible
By Kenny Ausubel, David W. Ore
Author note: ahead through David W. Ore
Few could deny that we're getting into a interval of serious switch. our surroundings is collapsing. Social disruption abounds. throughout, it kind of feels, we're experiencing breakdown. yet out of this chaos comes the chance for breakthrough-the chance to reimagine our future.
In Dreaming the Future, Kenny Ausubel leads us into that attainable new global and introduces us to the thinkers and doers who are-sometimes quietly, occasionally not-leading what he calls "a revolution from the guts of nature and the human heart."
In a set of brief, witty, poignant, even funny essays, Ausubel tracks the large principles, rising traits, and game-changing advancements of our time. He courses us via our watershed second, displaying how it's attainable to emerge from an international the place enterprises are voters, the distance among wealthy and bad is cavernous, and biodiversity and the weather are below attack and create an international the place we take our cues from nature and concentrate on justice, fairness, variety, democracy, and peace.
Even these steeped within the realities of a global long past improper and efforts to correct it is going to locate fresh, even incredible, views in Dreaming the Future. it's going to come as no shock to readers that Ausubel is cofounder of Bioneers-which foreword writer David W. Orr describes as "one half international salon...one half catalytic organization."
By John Shelby Spong
Drawing on a life of knowledge, New York Times bestselling writer and debatable spiritual chief John Shelby Spong maintains to problem conventional Christian theology in Eternal lifestyles: a brand new Vision. during this extraordinary religious autobiography approximately his lifelong fight with the questions of God and loss of life, he unearths how he finally got here to think in everlasting lifestyles.
By Kathleen Norris
A attractive meditation on lifestyles within the nice Plains from award-winning writer and poet Kathleen Norris.
Kathleen Norris invitations readers to event wealthy moments of prayer and presence in Dakota, a undying tribute to a spot within the American panorama that's instantly desolate and stylish, harsh and forgiving, steeped in background and fable. In considerate, discerning prose, she explores how we come to inhabit the area we see, and the way that international additionally inhabits us. Her voice is a gentle coverage that we will, and do, chart our non secular geography at any place we go.