In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion - from the dawn of religious belief to the 21st century - with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young listeners, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith.
"Informative and entertaining wry humour"
Few, if any, thinkers and writers today would have the imagination, the breadth of knowledge, and the literary skill to conceive of a powerful secular alternative to the Bible. But that is exactly what A. C. Grayling has done, creating a nonreligious bible drawn from the wealth of secular literature and philosophy in both Western and Eastern traditions, using the same techniques of editing, redaction, and adaptation that produced the holy books of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions.
"Promised much... but did not deliver"
India's fault lines run wide and deep. Some of them go back centuries; others are of comparatively recent origin. The myriad villains these fault lines have spawned include rapists, murderers, terrorists, prophets of religious hatred, corrupt politicians, upholders of abhorrent caste traditions, opponents of free speech and dissent, apologists for regressive cultural practices, and external adversaries who try to destabilize our borders.
In The Guiding Light, Dr Kalam chooses the finest examples of writings from the numerous books, religious texts, philosophical tracts and poetry that he has read over the years. These words have impacted and shaped his thinking, helped him in times of need and made him the person he is. He has quoted from these works in his writings and lectures that have inspired millions of people he has met all over the world.
Mindfulness Plain and Simple provides the tools, tips, and tricks you need to destress and declutter your mind. Inner peace and happiness are available now, and they're closer than you think. By taking just a few minutes out of your day and making the simple but dramatic shift into the present moment, you will find more focus, effectiveness, and clarity than you ever thought possible. There is no jargon, religion, or new-age vision quest, just simple tools to be happier and more confident straightaway.
"Tells it straight, with humour."
Audio adaptation of this bestselling Principles title. Wicca is a magical path which empowers us to grow, change and heal. It is a spiritual harmony with the universe, others and ourselves. This 90 minute audio will give some simple guidelines to show how the beginner starts practising Wicca e.g. exercises for spiritual and magical developments, simple rites, making magical tools and ropes.
"Soothing and satisfying"
This first installment in the simple truths series by Lucinda Drayton is an inspirational four-track meditation to help heal the pain of grief, divorce, and separation.
Lucinda is the singer of the well known band Bliss, and she has created this wonderful recording after her own personal experience of loss. It comes straight from her heart and was inspired by a year of huge changes and challenges.
Seneca was dedicated to Stoicism, and in his essays and letters he explained the stoic position on many fundamental issues: pleasure and the problem of desire, happiness, and contentment; anger, fear, living in the present, how to think for yourself, anxiety and tranquillity, goodness, freedom, trusting the universe; courage, opportunity, cruelty and how to deal with it, friendship, love and trust, death and how to live, learning , chance and fate, time, aspirations, wisdom - and more.
A lyrical retelling of one of the great Hindu epics, The Ramayana which forms an important part of its literature and greatly influenced Hindu life and culture.
"Found this book difficult to follow"
The astonishing true story of the boy who was healed through his amazing connection with horses. When their son Rowan was born, Rupert and Kristin's dream had come true. But the dream became a nightmare when their beautiful boy developed a disorder that left him incapable of communication, tormented by raging fits, requiring 24-hour care - and shattering their lives. Then, one day, father and son were walking in the woods near their house and stumbled across their neighbour's old brown horse, Betsy.
Have you ever had the feeling that you've been somewhere before, but it's your first visit? Or have you experienced a sense of déjà vu about a situation or felt you've met someone before when you are really meeting him or her for the first time?
Well, more than two thirds of people believe in reincarnation - that we live lifetime after lifetime in order to learn and grow. Many people walking the earth right now have had numerous lifetimes in many guises. Past Life Regression can explore your past lives.
Do you believe there is more out there than meets the eye? Do you feel like you want to enhance your intuition? Are you curious about what's beyond ordinary sight? In this book, I will teach you 10 activation methods to awaken your third eye. With this new "organ", you will be capable of perceptions beyond ordinary sight.
You may have heard of The Secret and "the law of attraction". What this audiobook is all about, is applying the law of attraction and manifesting what you want, through placing orders with the universe through vision boards. The audio outlines in detail how to create a board, what works, and (very importantly) what to do if you don't achieve the results that you want. There is a process to remove the blocks and to allow the energy to flow.
Have you ever wondered about auras? Do you know how to detect them? Would you like to be able to gain insight into people by reading their auras? If so, then this is the book for you!
Is God an Illusion; previously published as War of the Worldviews: Science vs Spirituality.Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Hawking have had a major impact on the loud and popular debate between 'aggressive atheists' and religion. The huge sales of their bestselling books show just how much interest people have in their ideas.
"Difficult to follow"
Short commentaries and beautiful, calming music will help you come closer to understanding the inner self. Look inwards and discover the inner being and look onwards to the experience of God's love that heals and frees the spirit from burden.
Hindi songs that remind us to thank God for the flowers in our lives. Beautiful melodies accompany beautifully sung lyrics that praise God and inspire the soul to blossom with love.
A heart that offers a prayer to the divine every moment of the day, needs no special time of the day to bow down at the altar. The path of love and surrender is the most expensive deal of life, where a lover offers everything he has including his own self to the beloved. Samarpan is an album in which Gurumaaji colors the hearts of seekers with this very color of love and surrender!
Self discovery - so valuable and yet elusive is within touching distance as we listen to the serene and calm voice of Sister Jayanti. As she breaks gently down the barriers to understanding what is God, what is purification and how you can attain positive energy once again. How our destiny, decisions and actions influence everything around us and how our relationship with God can once again be established clearly and once again peace of mind can be the normal.Awareness understanding and awakening lead to you living your life once again the way you want to.
La nube della non-conoscenza (The Cloud of Unknowing) è una guida spirituale pratica scritta nel XIV secolo da un anonimo scrittore inglese.
È considerato uno dei più begli scritti di argomento ascetico e spirituale del XIV secolo. Il suo argomento principale è la preghiera contemplativa, che viene affrontata con un linguaggio semplice e comprensibile a tutti. Nell'esperienza mistica descritta nella "nube della non-conoscenza" si sono riscontrati molti punti di contatto e di convergenza con la meditazione come viene intesa nel Buddhismo Zen.
Scopri lo yoga per la tua evoluzione personale. Questo audiobook è un'introduzione chiara e completa per conoscere lo yoga, le sue origini, la sua storia e le sue diverse vie. Grazie a questo audiobook avrai finalmente un'idea precisa della storia dello yoga, del suo spirito originario, ne conoscerai i princìpi fondamentali e infine scoprirai i differenti stili e approcci.
Questo è un ciclo di sei conferenze tenute ad Hannover dal 27 dicembre 1911 al 1 gennaio 1912 e recuperate da registrazioni non rivedute dall'Autore. I concetti qui espressi possono trovarsi nei libri "Teosofia" e "Scienza Occulta". Nonostante la loro necessaria incompletezza, le conferenze hanno il vantaggio di riportare, come vive, le parole dell'Autore, che, nel parlare e nel calibrare il suo pubblico, insisteva o meno nella spiegazione di questo o quel concetto.