A Thousand Names For Joy

How To Live In Harmony With The Way Things Are

Author: Byron Katie,Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407026321

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Inspired by the Tao Te Ching, this is Byron Katie's inspiring and pragmatic approach to achieving an awakened mind and living more simply and profoundly. Using the template of the 81 chapters of the Tao Te Ching she talks about her own experience of living in harmony with the way things are, and the difference between what hurts and what doesn't. Katie has written two books that teach how suffering can be relieved by questioning the thoughts that create it, the thoughts that argue with reality. This questioning takes courage and, in this her third book, she gives readers profound encouragement by showing them the freedom and love that live on the other side of self-inquiry. Many people believe that although enlightenment was attainable thousands of years ago by a few great saints or ascetics, such a state is out of reach of anyone living in the modern world, let alone themselves. This richly detailed account has the ability to change that belief. Katie's comments on life, and how to live it, are profound, vibrant, funny and crystal clear and all rooted in the familiar circumstances of everyday life.
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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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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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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 Daode Jing

Author: Livia Kohn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190689846

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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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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Dark Splendor

Spiritual Fitness for the Second Half of Life

Author: Robert P. Vande Kappelle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 149823075X

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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Mistakes, disappointments, suffering, and heartbreak can prevent us from growing physically, emotionally, even spiritually, or they can propel us to a new way of life. Building on the contributions of therapists, holistic healers, and spiritual mentors such as Richard Rohr, James Hollis, Elizabeth Lesser, Bill Plotkin, Ken Wilber, and Thich Nhat Hanh, Dark Splendor takes us on a journey into "depth" spirituality, exploring the two halves of life, noting how the perspectives and experiences of the first half of life either leave us frozen emotionally and spiritually, or serve as stepping stones to the vibrant maturity called "the second half of life." This "further journey" is not chronological, nor does one magically stumble upon it at midlife or in times of crisis, though these often serve as catalysts. The second journey is largely unknown today, even by people we consider deeply religious, since most individuals and institutions remain stymied in the preoccupations of the first half of life, establishing identity, creating boundary markers, and seeking security. The first-half-of-life task, while essential, is not the full journey. Furthermore, one cannot walk the second journey with first-journey tools. One needs a new toolkit. Dark Splendor provides the transformational tools that help transport us to the mystery and beauty of the second half of life. The world is more magical, less predictable, more autonomous, less controllable, more varied, less simple, more infinite, less knowable, more wonderfully troubling then we could have imagined being able to tolerate when we were young. --James Hollis God comes to you disguised as your life. --Paula D'Arcy
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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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Wake Up Now

A Guide to the Journey of Spiritual Awakening

Author: Stephan Bodian

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071494286

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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A former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal counsels readers on how to achieve inner peace and life satisfaction through a pursuit of enlightenment, in a step-by-step roadmap to every stage of a spiritual journey that features an array of customized exercises and personalized self-assessment sections. 20,000 first printing.
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