A Brief History of Spirituality by Philip Sheldrake

By Philip Sheldrake

A short heritage of Spirituality tells the tale of Christian spirituality from its origins within the New testomony to the current day.

  • Charts the most figures, rules, photographs and ancient classes, exhibiting how and why spirituality has replaced and built over the centuries
  • Draws out the distinct topics of Christian spirituality, exploring the historic and cultural occasions and stories that modified people’s attitudes and practices
  • Coverage extends correct as much as the trendy day, exploring the large alterations in spirituality lately and how it really is these days usually contrasted with ‘religion’
  • Written by means of a number one commentator on spirituality, and released within the well known Brief Histories of Religion series

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Godless And Free by Pat Condell

By Pat Condell

For too lengthy faith has loved the advantage of the doubt, taking all of the gain and permitting not one of the doubt. With the increase of Islam and political correctness, the possibility it now poses to our uncomplicated freedoms is past a comic story. Award-winning comic Pat Condell will get severe and provides faith the kicking it merits in his well known and arguable video monologues, sixty of that are gathered the following for the 1st time, together with Welcome to Saudi Britain, loose Speech Is Sacred and get up, the USA.

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Mining for Wisdom within Delusion: Maitreya's "Distinction by Karl Brunnholzl

By Karl Brunnholzl

Maitreya’s contrast among Phenomena and the character of Phenomena distinguishes the illusory exceptional international of saṃsāra produced by means of the careworn dualistic brain from the last word fact that's mind’s precise nature. The transition from the only to the opposite is the method of “mining for knowledge inside delusion.” Maitreya’s textual content calls this “the basic change,” which refers back to the vanishing of delusive appearances via training the trail, hence revealing the underlying changeless nature of those appearances. during this context, the most a part of the textual content involves the main special clarification of nonconceptual wisdom—the fundamental driver of the trail in addition to its final result—in Buddhist literature. The creation of the e-book discusses those themes (fundamental swap and nonconceptual knowledge) at size and indicates how they're handled in a couple of different Buddhist scriptures. the 3 translated commentaries, through Vasubandhu, the 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje, and Gö Lotsāwa, in addition to excerpts from all different to be had commentaries on Maitreya’s textual content, positioned it within the higher context of the Indian Yogācāra institution and additional make clear its major issues. in addition they convey how this article isn't a trifling scholarly record, yet a necessary starting place for practising either the sūtrayāna and the vajrayāna and hence making what it describes a residing adventure. The booklet additionally discusses the remainder 4 of the 5 works of Maitreya, their transmission from India to Tibet, and diverse perspectives approximately them within the Tibetan culture.

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In the Flow by Boris Groys

By Boris Groys

The top artwork theorist takes on paintings within the age of the web within the early 20th century, paintings and its associations got here below critique from a brand new democratic and egalitarian spirit. The proposal of artistic endeavors as sacred gadgets used to be decried and consequently they might be understood purely as issues. This intended an assault on realism, in addition to at the conventional preservative project of the museum. Acclaimed artwork theorist Boris Groys argues this resulted in the improvement of “direct realism”: an paintings that will no longer produce gadgets, yet practices (from functionality paintings to relational aesthetics) that might no longer live to tell the tale. yet for greater than a century now, each develop during this course has been fast by way of new technique of maintaining art’s contrast. during this significant new paintings, Groys charts the paradoxes produced by means of this rigidity, and explores artwork within the age of the thingless medium, the web. Groys claims that if the options of mechanical copy gave us items with no charisma, electronic creation generates air of secrecy with no gadgets, reworking all its fabrics into vanishing markers of the transitory current.

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Agni: Way of Fire by Bruce Lyon

By Bruce Lyon

Agni is the Lord of fireplace. Agni Yoga is the yoga of synthesis. the fundamental premise of Agni Yoga is that this: There are not any exterior situations that may defeat the human spirit. This ebook is focused in the direction of those that have a few familiarity with the Trans-Himalayan teachings. however the key lies of their sensible program. this can be the best way we gas the hearth. The ebook has 3 sections: Meditation, examine and repair. the 1st part describes the development of meditative paintings beginning with that spark of concept after we first make soul touch, via to complete soul-identification whilst the start up develop into an tool of the better Will. This part comprises particular meditative routines, alignments, mantrams, prayers and formulation for use within the daily perform of Agni Yoga. The learn part features a description of the cosmic planes and subplanes, together with the elaborate interrelationships of the rays that create the vigorous textile of our sun approach. A thought of astrological rulerships is additionally included. while you're inquisitive about the mysteries of color and quantity, the query of excellent and evil, the aim of the sacrifice of the sunlight angels or the mysteries of the inventive Hierarchies, this bankruptcy is easily worthy a learn. The bounce of the Agni yogi is first a jump in cognizance. Agni Yoga is the yoga of the soul. however the hearth of divine Will needs to be introduced via Love into motion. The carrier part outlines the 4 levels for bringing Will into expression without delay in our daily lives

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Questions à un maître zen by Deshimaru, Taïsen

By Deshimaru, Taïsen

Qu'est-ce que le Zen ? Qu'est-ce que l. a. posture de zazen ? Qu'est-ce que le karma ? Et le satori ? Quels sont l'importance et le rôle de l. a. culture dans l. a. transmission du Zen, mais aussi dans notre vie de tous les jours ? Et qu'en est-il au juste de l. a. relation de maître à disciple ? Le grand maître japonais Taisen Deshimaru répond ici à ces questions, parmi beaucoup d'autres. Ce livre réunit l'essentiel des réponses que Maître Deshimaru apporta, durant les quinze années de sa présence en Europe, aux interrogations de ceux qui pratiquaient le Zen sous sa course et qui pousuivent aujourd'hui sa project. Ces réponses, fortes et imagées, d'un humour parfois abrupt, constituent à l. a. fois une excellente creation à l. a. pratique et à l. a. philosophie du Zen, et un appel à vivre réellement l. a. totalité de notre être

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The New Atheist Threat: The Dangerous Rise of Secular by CJ Werleman

By CJ Werleman

The hot Atheist probability is a devastating exam of the evangelical atheist move. CJ Werleman, a journalist and previous New Atheist, unearths how the muscular and combative atheism championed by means of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the past due Christopher Hitchens has morphed right into a complete throated cult that not just threatens secular and democratic values, but additionally a civil, pluralistic society. Werleman demonstrates how, rather than championing empirical facts and cause, today’s New Atheists advertise white supremacy, anti-Muslim bigotry, secular fundamentalism, and hence became the unwitting pawns of the military-industrial-complex, the homeland-security-industrial complicated, Zionism, and U.S. imperialism. the recent Atheist hazard is a well timed reminder that fundamentalism and violent extremism isn't the sole area of faith.

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