Download E-books Mushroom Medicine: The Healing Power of Psilocybin & Sacred Entheogen History PDF

By Brian Jackson

In Mushroom drugs: The therapeutic strength of Psilocybin & Sacred Entheogen historical past, writer Brian Jackson describes his own reports with psilocybin mushrooms, either recreationally, and as a medication. The ebook additionally discusses the newest examine being performed on psilocybin at many best universities, that have proven promising ends up in the remedy of OCD, melancholy, & nervousness. those stories have additionally proven a correlation among taking psilocybin and having mystical reviews. as a result of those findings, the ebook additionally explores how psychedelic vegetation have been used all through background via various spiritual teams.

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Download E-books The Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus: Of the Virtues of Herbs, Stones, and Certain Beasts, Also a Book of the Marvels of the World PDF

A compilation from a couple of assets through an nameless writer who, in keeping with editors most sensible and Brightman, most likely used to be considered one of Albertus Magnus' fans. A collector's merchandise, it has a extra colloquial voice than the writing of the genuine Albertus Magnus and offers a correct portrayal of the mystical tradition that predominated within the sixteenth century. a part of the Weiser vintage sequence. Index, Bibliography, 34 woodcut illustrations.

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Download E-books Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist PDF

By Hee-Jin Kim

Eihei Dogen, the founding father of the japanese department of the Soto Zen Buddhist tuition, is taken into account one of many world's such a lot amazing spiritual philosophers. Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is a entire advent to the genius of this impressive philosopher. This thirteenth-century determine has a lot to coach us all and the questions that drove him have continually been on the middle of Buddhist practice.

At the age of 7, in 1207, Dogen misplaced his mom, who at her dying earnestly requested him to develop into a monastic to hunt the reality of Buddhism. we're informed that during the midst of profound grief, Dogen skilled the impermanence of all issues as he watched the incense smoke ascending at his mother's funeral provider. This left an indelible impact upon the younger Dogen; later, he may emphasize many times the intimate courting among the need for enlightenment and the notice of impermanence. His lifestyle wouldn't be a sentimental flight from, yet a compassionate realizing of, the insupportable fact of existence.

At age thirteen, Dogen obtained ordination at Mt. Hiei. And but, a query arose: "As I examine either the exoteric and the esoteric faculties of Buddhism, they preserve that humans are endowed with Dharma-nature via beginning. if that is so, why did the buddhas of every age - absolutely in ownership of enlightenment - locate it essential to search enlightenment and interact in religious practice?" while it grew to become transparent that nobody on Mt. Hiei may well provide a passable resolution to this religious challenge, he sought in other places, finally making the treacherous trip to China. This was once the real starting of a lifetime of relentless wondering, perform, and educating - an immensely inspiring contribution to the Buddhadharma.

As you may think, a booklet as bold as Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist needs to be either academically rigorous and eminently readable to prevail. Professor Hee-Jim Kim's paintings is certainly either.

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Download E-books The Mantram Handbook: A Practical Guide to Choosing Your Mantram and Calming Your Mind (Essential Easwaran Library) PDF

By Eknath Easwaran

The mantram, or mantra, is a brief, strong, non secular formulation from the world’s nice traditions, repeated silently within the brain, each time, at any place. Examples of mantrams are Rama, Rama, utilized by Gandhi, or My God and My All, repeated by means of St. Francis of Assisi, or Om Mani Padme Hum. Easwaran taught using the mantram for over 40 years as a part of his passage meditation software. He explains how the mantram works, and offers functional directions for utilizing it to concentration our concepts and entry deeper assets of power, persistence, and love. The mantram might help us refill our power, unencumber creativity, and heal outdated conflicts. those resonant words paintings both good for fogeys with youngsters, colleagues at paintings, in a dating, in ailment or melancholy, or even on the time of dying. And Easwaran exhibits how repetition of the mantram can open the door to a lifestyles that's more and more significant and fulfilling.

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Download E-books Sparks of the Truth: From the Dissertations of Meher Baba PDF

Twenty strong dissertations at the religious direction, the character of the soul and the that means of existence. Chaptersinclude the sea of fact, Creeds and the interior Path,The marketplace for God, The Give-and-Take of Impressions,Miracles, Reclaiming misplaced Wayfarers, The education, exact teach of the grasp, The Truth-Individual, The Workof the Divine Hierarchy, secrets and techniques of Divine operating, FromSuffering to Peace and seven extra dissertations.

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Download E-books The Economics of Ecstasy: Tantra, Secrecy and Power in Colonial Bengal PDF

By Hugh B. Urban

This can be a learn of the Bengali Kartabhaja sect and its position within the broader stream of Tantrism, an Indian spiritual flow making use of purposely stunning sexual language and rituals. city appears to be like heavily on the dating among the increase of the Kartabhajas, who flourished on the flip of the nineteenth century, and the altering financial context of colonial Bengal. made of the terrible decrease sessions laboring within the marketplaces and factories of Calcutta, the Kartabhajas signify "the underworld of the imperial city." city indicates that their esoteric poetry and songs are in reality saturated with the language of and the bazaar, which turns into for them the foremost metaphor used to speak mystery wisdom and mystical teachings.

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Download E-books Wheels of Light: Chakras, Auras, and the Healing Energy of the Body PDF

Wheels of Light explores the seven chakras, or strength facilities, of the physique with specific concentrate on the 1st chakra, which has to do with our simple lifestyles strength, our actual our bodies, and our sexuality.

Drawing on medical examine, local American tradition, the traditional traditions of the Egyptians and Greeks, the philosophies of the Hindus, and the religions of the East, Rosalyn L. Bruyere provides a distinct viewpoint at the worth and therapeutic strength of the chakra method.

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Download E-books Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness PDF

By Evelyn Underhill

Mysticism is generally regarded as an extreme country concerning own unification with the Divine or final fact. by way of its very nature, it truly is an ineffable event, most unlikely to place into phrases. it isn't most unlikely, although, to review the phenomenon, with an eye fixed towards realizing not just its nature and manifestations, yet its courting to spirituality often. This e-book is one of these learn. generally thought of the simplest e-book on mysticism for the overall reader, this vintage quantity assembles a vast variety of knowledge scattered between monographs and textbooks in lots of languages.
The paintings of a famous British authority on mysticism, it truly is divided into elements: the 1st offers an advent to the overall topic of mysticism and its relation to metaphysics, psychology, theology, magic, and symbolism. the second one and longer half incorporates a exact examine of the character and improvement of religious or mystical attention, together with such themes because the awakening of the self, the purification of the self, voices and visions, introversion, ecstasy and rapture, the darkish evening of the soul, and the unitive existence. an attractive appendix presents a historic comic strip of ecu mysticism from the start of the Christian period to the loss of life of Blake.
Richly documented with fabric drawn from such nice mystics as St. Teresa, Meister Eckhart, St. John of the move, and William Blake, this notable examine can be of vast curiosity to scholars, psychologists, theologians — a person attracted to this tremendous own and robust type of religious life.

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Download E-books Explorations of the Psychoanalytic Mystics (Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies) PDF

All approached psychoanalysis from one or one other mystical viewpoint and emphasised problems with significance to mystics. in addition they converted their scientific systems in accordance with their mysticism. All conceptualized the paranormal now not as a regression to earliest infancy that may be neglected for many functional reasons, yet as a developmental line that's significant to human psychology all through existence. They attended to procedures of ego synthesis, individuation, and the combination or team spirit of the entire psyche. the place Rank and Fromm looked their mysticism as adjuncts to psychoanalysis, Loewald argued that healing swap consiss accurately of psychic integration. Bion drew also on mystical language to light up elements of an differently traditional perform of scientific psychoanalysis, whereas Grotstein, Symington, and Eigen are at the moment elaborating the fusion of psychoanalysis and mysticism in unique methods.

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