Download E-books The Ayahuasca Experience: A Sourcebook on the Sacred Vine of Spirits PDF

An exploration of the chemical, organic, mental, and experiential dimensions of ayahuasca

• info the medical discovery of ayahuasca’s refined psychoactive supply process within the mind and physique and its capability functions in medication and psychology

• contains contributions from Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D., J. C. Callaway, Ph.D., and Charles S. Grob, M.D., at the ethnopharmacology, psychology, phytochemistry, and neuropharmacology of ayahuasca

• offers 24 firsthand bills of ayahuasca reports and ensuing existence alterations

Widely well-known through anthropologists because the strongest and frequent shamanic hallucinogen, ayahuasca has been utilized by local Indian and mestizo shamans in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador for therapeutic and divination for hundreds of thousands of years. made of the Amazonian vine Banisteriopsis caapi and the DMT-laden leaf of Psychotria viridis, ayahuasca is considered the embodiment of clever plant beings who can supply religious teachings and therapeutic wisdom to those that respectfully interact with them. Many Western-trained physicians and psychologists now recognize that ayahuasca permits entry to non secular dimensions of attention, otherworldly geographical regions and beings, and visionary reports indistinguishable from vintage spiritual mysticism.

With contributions from best psychoactive students Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D., Charles S. Grob, M.D., and J. C. Calloway, Ph.D., at the ethnopharmacology, psychology, phytochemistry, and neuropharmacology of ayahuasca, Ralph Metzner presents a entire exploration of the chemical, organic, mental, and experiential dimensions of this Amazonian hallucinogen. He comprises greater than 20 firsthand bills from those who have participated in ayahuasca rituals and skilled significant lifestyles alterations for this reason. He info the medical discovery of ayahuasca’s subtle psychoactive supply procedure within the mind and physique in addition to the deep mental effect of this effective entheogen. He concludes along with his personal findings on ayahuasca, together with its functions in medication and psychology, and compares the worldview printed by way of ayahuasca visions to that of contemporary cultures.

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Download E-books A Short Introduction to Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Mysticism PDF

By Majid Fakhry

The advance of Islamic theology is rooted seriously in philosophy and mysticism, from the arriving of Greek philosophy into the Muslim global within the 8th century to the current day. during this ebook, Fakhry strains this evolution, from the interpretation of historical Greek philosophy texts into Arabic, during the improvement of Sufism to modern developments. It highlights the most important matters, members and writings, and explores the conflicts and controversies that experience characterised the improvement of Islamic inspiration.

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Download E-books The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor: Initiatic and Historical Documents of an Order of Practical Occultism PDF

By Joscelyn Godwin

The airtight Brotherhood of Luxor, energetic within the final a long time of the nineteenth century, was once the single order of its time that taught functional occultism within the Western secret culture. this can be the 1st whole and undistorted account, tracing the origins, founders, and practices of this very secretive order, which counted between its contributors the various recognized figures of past due 19th-century occultism, spiritualism, and Theosophy, together with Max Theon, Peter Davidson, Thomas Henry Burgoyne and Paschal Beverly Randolph. This scholarly paintings offers the entire fabrics for revisioning the historical past, assigning the airtight Brotherhood of Luxor its rightful position as probably the most influential esoteric orders of its time.

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Download E-books The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today PDF

By Wayne Grudem

What does the recent testomony educate concerning the non secular present of prophecy? what's it? How does it functionality? Can evangelical Christians use it of their church buildings today?

This up to date, finished paintings solutions such questions and issues tips to a renewed knowing of the reward of prophecy--an knowing that implies how the physique of Christ may possibly get pleasure from one of many Holy Spirit's so much edifying presents with out compromising the supremacy of Scripture.

"This conservative evangelical scholarly paintings provides an excellent theological foundation for extra improvement of a realistic theology of religious gifts." --John Wimber, winery Christian Fellowship

"Careful, thorough, clever, and to my brain, convincing." --J.I. Packer

"...a clean, biblically sound, readable contribution...its intensity of scholarship, pastoral solidity, and cautions opposed to abuses are specified strengths. hugely recommended." --Vern S. Poythress, Professor of recent testomony Interpretation, Westminster Theological Seminary

"If Grudem's convincing thesis can be heard, a brand new course of conversation may maybe be unfolded within the Christian group. The study, readability, and regular Grudem candor proceed to make this the best e-book at the topic to date." --L. Russ Bush, Professor of Philosophy of faith, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

"...thorough, biblical, and functional. It merits the eye of all who're excited about the non secular improvement of the church today." --Stanley Horton, unique Professor Emeritus of Bible and Theology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

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Download E-books The Language of Demons and Angels: Cornelius Agrippa's Occult Philosophy (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History) PDF

By Christopher I. Lehrich

This can be the 1st sleek research of Agrippa's occult philosophy as a coherent a part of his highbrow paintings. through demonstrating his sophistication, it demanding situations conventional interpretations of Agrippa as an highbrow dilettante, and makes use of sleek conception and philosophy to explain the intricacies of his inspiration. It additionally argues for a brand new, interdisciplinary method of magic and its position inside early smooth tradition, utilizing a transhistorical conversational version to appreciate and interpret the texts. The research walks the reader in the course of the textual content of De occulta philosophia, Agrippa's 1533 masterpiece, explicating the customarily hidden constitution and argument of the paintings. This quantity will specially curiosity early sleek highbrow historians, historians of religions, and students attracted to the background of linguistic philosophy.

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