A Thousand Names for Joy

Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are

Author: Byron Katie,Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307381521

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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In her first two books, Byron Katie showed how suffering can be ended by questioning the stressful thoughts that create it, through a process of self-inquiry she calls The Work. Now, in A Thousand Names for Joy, she encourages us to discover the freedom that lives on the other side of inquiry.Stephen Mitchell—the renowned translator of the Tao Te Ching—selected provocative excerpts from that ancient text as a stimulus for Katie to talk about the most essential issues that face us all: life and death, good and evil, love, work, and fulfillment. The result is a book that allows the timeless insights of the Tao Te Ching to resonate anew for us today, while offering a vivid and illuminating glimpse into the life of someone who for twenty years—ever since she “woke up to reality” one morning in 1986—has been living what Lao-tzu wrote more than 2,500 years ago.Katie’s profound, lighthearted wisdom is not theoretical; it is absolutely authentic. That is what makes this book so compelling. It’s a portrait of a woman who is imperturbably joyous, whether she is dancing with her infant granddaughter or finds that her house has been emptied out by burglars, whether she stands before a man about to kill her or embarks on the adventure of walking to the kitchen, whether she learns that she is going blind, flunks a “How Good a Lover Are You?” test, or is diagnosed with cancer. With her stories of total ease in all circumstances, Katie does more than describe the awakened mind; she lets you see it, feel it, in action. And she shows you how that mind is yours as well.
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Consciousness Medicine

Indigenous Wisdom, Entheogens, and Expanded States of Consciousness for Healing Healing and Growth

Author: Françoise Bourzat,Kristina Hunter

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623173507

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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"Françoise Bourzat has written an authoritative book on guided psychedelic therapy with important lessons for anyone thinking of either guiding or being guided.” —Michael Pollan via Twitter A comprehensive guide to the safe and ethical application of expanded states of consciousness for therapists, healing practitioners, and sincere explorers Psychedelic medicines also known as entheogens are entering the mainstream. And it’s no wonder: despite having access to the latest wellness trends and advances in technology, we’re no healthier, happier, or more meaningfully connected. Psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, and LSD—as well as other time-tested techniques with the power to shift consciousness such as drumming, meditation, and vision quests—are now being recognized as potent catalysts for change and healing. But how do we ensure that we’re approaching them effectively? Françoise Bourzat—a counselor and experienced guide with sanctioned training in the Mazatec and other indigenous traditions—and healer Kristina Hunter introduce a holistic model focusing on the threefold process of preparation, journey, and integration. Drawing from more than thirty years of experience, Bourzat’s skillful and heartfelt approach presents the therapeutic application of expanded states, without divorcing them from their traditional contexts. Consciousness Medicine delivers a coherent map for navigating nonordinary states of consciousness, offering an invaluable contribution to the field of healing and transformation.
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Trading Beyond the Matrix

The Red Pill for Traders and Investors

Author: Van K. Tharp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118542029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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How to transform your trading results by transformingyourself In the unique arena of professional trading coaches andconsultants, Van K. Tharp is an internationally recognized expertat helping others become the best traders they can be. InTrading Beyond the Matrix: The Red Pill for Traders andInvestors, Tharp leads readers to dramatically improve theirtrading results and financial life by looking within. He takes thereader by the hand through the steps of self-transformation, fromincorporating "Tharp Think"—ideas drawn from his modelingwork with great traders—making changes in yourself so thatyou can adopt the beliefs and attitudes necessary to win when youstop making mistakes and avoid methods that don't work. You'llchange your level of consciousness so that you can avoiding tradingout of fear and greed and move toward higher levels such asacceptance or joy. A leading trader offers unique learning strategies for turningyourself into a great trader Goes beyond trading systems to help readers develop moreeffective trading psychology Trains the reader to overcome self-sabotage that obstructstrading success Presented through real transformations made by othertraders Advocating an unconventional approach to evaluating tradingsystems and beliefs, trading expert Van K. Tharp has produced apowerful manual every trader can use to make the best trades andoptimize their success.
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The Gentle Art of Blessing

A Simple Practice That Will Transform You and Your World

Author: Pierre Pradervand

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439153635

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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How can a blessing change the world? According to Pierre Pradervand, making the conscious choice to bless every person or being around you can truly make a world of difference in yourself and in others around you. In The Gentle Art of Blessing, Pradervand shows that the practice of blessing has the power to create more than just a renewed perspective. It unleashes tangible benefits throughout your entire life -- through your daily interactions, your life-long relationships, and in the way your approach your place in the world. Pradervand describes blessing as genuinely wishing the best for another person through seeing their individual worth and honoring them for it. By looking at several different perspectives -- providing spiritual inspiration from Hinduism, Taoism, the Koran, the Bible, and other important spiritual sources -- The Gentle Art of Blessing explores the potential in shifting one's attitude from confrontation and negativity to acceptance and enthusiasm. A powerfully simple way of perceiving and shaping our surroundings, blessings can reflect the unconditional love and acceptance that is necessary for world -- and inner -- peace.
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The Daode Jing

Author: Livia Kohn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190689811

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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The Daode jing ("Book of the Dao and Its Virtue") is an essential work in both traditional Chinese culture and world philosophy. The oldest text of philosophical Daoism, and widely venerated among religious Daoist practitioners, it was composed around the middle of the 4th century BCE. Ascribed to a thinker named Laozi, a contemporary of Confucius, the work is based on a set of aphorisms designed to help local lords improve their techniques of government. The most translated book after the Bible, the Daode jing appears in numerous variants and remains highly relevant in the modern world. This guide provides an overview of the text, presenting its historical unfolding, its major concepts, and its contemporary use. It also gives some indication of its essence by citing relevant passages and linking them to the religious practices of traditional Daoism.
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The Ultimate Live-food Cookbook

Author: Sergei Boutenko,Valya Boutenko

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556437083

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

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"Featuring over 250 recipes, this is the first cookbook to run the gamut from casual brunch menus to high-end dinner entrâees and is a fresh, new offering of live-food delights from the second generation of worldwide raw experts, Valya and Sergei Boutenko."--Provided by publisher.
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The Second Book of the Tao

Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101015993

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Enhanced by Stephen Mitchell’s illuminating commentary, the next volume of the classic manual on the art of living The most widely translated book in world literature after the Bible, Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living. Following the phenomenal success of his own version of the Tao Te Ching, renowned scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell has composed the innovative The Second Book of the Tao. Drawn from the work of Lao-tzu’s disciple Chuang-tzu and Confucius’s grandson Tzussu, The Second Book of the Tao offers Western readers a path into reality that has nothing to do with Taoism or Buddhism or old or new alone, but everything to do with truth. Mitchell has selected the freshest, clearest teachings from these two great students of the Tao and adapted them into versions that reveal the poetry, depth, and humor of the original texts with a thrilling new power. Alongside each adaptation, Mitchell includes his own commentary, at once explicating and complementing the text. This book is a twenty-first-century form of ancient wisdom, bringing a new, homemade sequel to the Tao Te Ching into the modern world. Mitchell’s renditions are radiantly lucid; they dig out the vision that’s hiding beneath the words; they grab the text by the scruff of the neck—by its heart, really—and let its essential meanings fall out. The book introduces us to a cast of vivid characters, most of them humble artisans or servants, who show us what it means to be in harmony with the way things are. Its wisdom provides a psychological and moral acuity as deep as the Tao Te Ching itself. The Second Book of the Tao is a gift to contemporary readers, granting us access to our own fundamental wisdom. Mitchell’s meditations and risky reimagining of the original texts are brilliant and liberating, not least because they keep catching us off-guard, opening up the heavens where before we saw a roof. He makes the ancient teachings at once modern, relevant, and timeless. Listen to a special podcast with Stephen Mitchell:
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