On Having No Head

On Having No Head

' Thus Douglas Harding describes his first experience of headlessness, or no self. First published in 1961, this is a classic work which conveys the experience that mystics of all times have tried to put words to"--Publisher marketing.

Author: Douglas Edison Harding

Publisher:

ISBN: 1908774061

Category: Enlightenment (Zen Buddhism)

Page: 124

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Originally published: The Buddhist Society, 1961.
Categories: Enlightenment (Zen Buddhism)

Face to No Face

Face to No Face

This is his first book based on dialogues and conversations, and it truly captures the spirit of this remarkable man in a manner both humorous and personal.

Author: Douglas Edison Harding

Publisher: Inner Directions Pub

ISBN: 1878019155

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 206

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Douglas Harding is one of the most respected mystic/philosophers of our time. The author of numerous books on spiritual awakening, including the widely acclaimed "On Having No Head", Harding offers an approach to realising the limitless "No-Face" that is completely unique and highly practical. This is his first book based on dialogues and conversations, and it truly captures the spirit of this remarkable man in a manner both humorous and personal. Harding's writings have been acclaimed by Huston Smith, C. S. Lewis, and Ram Dass for their great originality and simplicity of approach. In this distinctive series of dialogues, Harding discusses the fundamental issue of life: how to awaken to the natural freedom that is our true self. Through a series of "exercises", he guides us to where we can clearly perceive our original nature. From this vantage point, we see that who we really are is not limited to our face and the self behind the face, but is instead the limitless "No-Face", the infinite and eternal essence that is both absolutely free and at the same time identified with all existence. The rediscovery of "oneself" by oneself is the principal theme, and Harding articulates "the way home" in a manner that is always refreshingly authentic.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Little Book of Life and Death

The Little Book of Life and Death

Like Harding's classic book On Having No Head, this work is written in a down-home, heartfelt syle. Read this book.

Author: Douglas Edison Harding

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ISBN: 0955451213

Category: Immortality

Page: 160

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In this book the author of On Having No Head investigates the most poignant problem our life poses - what lies at the end of it. He asks us to check four things. First, that to discover whether we are perishable, we must first discover what we are. Second, that outsiders are in no position to tell us this: they can only tell us what we look like at a distance. Third, that what we are is obvious as soon as we dare to look. And fourth, that we turn out to be in all respects the opposite of what we had been told. This revolutionary conclusion is arrived at by doing the nine "tests for Immortality" that form the backbone of the book. Then, our identity and immortality having been firmly established, we apply this knowledge to the fact of ageing and of dying itself, thus realizing their infinite potential for joy. Finally, the book explores in detail the true resurrection life - life lived in a Heaven which is none other than this earthly scene perceived as it is. 'The "open secret" is no longer secret. Douglas Harding's Little Book of Life nd Death makes the insights of the sages accessible to all. Courageous, personal and inspiring, this book asks the most difficult questions about life and death, and to our - and apparently even the author's - amazemnt, answers them. Like Harding's classic book On Having No Head, this work is written in a down-home, heartfelt syle. Read this book. Do the "experiments" which are Harding's unique and powerful contribution to what might be called the technology of enlightenment. Get ready to die, and to live anew.' Rober W. Fuller. Former president, Oberlin College. 'The literature on dying will never be the same again.' Ram Dass
Categories: Immortality

Look for Yourself

Look for Yourself

"This is an original and provocative collection of essays that clearly point the reader to the reality of his or her true existence; to who we really are.

Author: Douglas E. Harding

Publisher: Inner Directions Pub

ISBN: 1878019015

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 498

This book is an outstanding collection of essays by Douglas Harding, author of the contemporary spiritual classic "On Having No Head."In "Look for Yourself," the esteemed mystic/philosopher helps us to discover what is so obvious about our true nature, yet so easily overlooked. The book is, in effect, a heartfelt challenge to the reader to awaken to the true identity that is (as Harding makes evident) more wonderful than any of us can imagine, and easier to perceive than anything in the world.These writings convey exactly how and where to look in order to find this treasure of sanity and well-being. What's more, they verify the immense personal and universal implications of awakening to our infinite nature.
Categories: History

How Non being Haunts Being

How Non being Haunts Being

Harding, On Having No Head, 87. Morris Berman, in his illuminating chapter, “
The Basic Fault,” well captures this elusive transition from the “headless infant” to
the headed grown-up, and he notes how it runs concurrent with, and seems to be
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Author: Corey Anton

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

ISBN: 9781683932857

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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How Non-being Haunts Being reveals how the human world is not reducible to “what is.” Human life is an open expanse of “what was” and “what will be,” “what might be” and “what should be.” It is a world of desires, dreams, fictions, historical figures, planned events, spatial and temporal distances, in a word, absent presences and present absences. Corey Anton draws upon and integrates thinkers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Henri Bergson, Kenneth Burke, Terrence Deacon, Lynn Margulis, R. D. Laing, Gregory Bateson, Douglas Harding, and E. M. Cioran. He discloses the moral possibilities liberated through death acceptance by showing how living beings, who are of space not merely in it, are fundamentally on loan to themselves. A heady multidisciplinary work, How Non-being Haunts Being explores how absence, incompleteness, and negation saturate life, language, thought, and culture. It details how meaning and moral agency depend upon forms of non-being, and it argues that death acceptance in no way inevitably slides into nihilism. Thoroughgoing death acceptance, in fact, opens opportunities for deeper levels of self-understanding and for greater compassion regarding our common fate. Sure to provoke thought and to stimulate much conversation, it offers countless insights into the human condition.
Categories: Philosophy

A letter to William B Carter in reply to a pamphlet entitled Methodism past and present

A letter to     William B  Carter  in reply to a pamphlet entitled  Methodism  past and present

The eye would be of no use in taking the place of the ear , nor the ear that of the
eye . ... Should " conventional ” wisdom spring up in the body , and resolve on
having no head , lest it should fall into error , or should it resolve in submitting the
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Author: George Taylor (Wesleyan methodist.)

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ISBN: OXFORD:590965120

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New Scientist

New Scientist

... non- fiction) and the distinguished American philosopher Dan Dennett (author
of Brainstorms) do is to lighten our darkness in these deep waters with the power
of humour. Here we find such titles as: "On having no head (D. E. Harding); "The
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Page: 90

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
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How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

The I - subject may need to alter its view of its surroundings , but the game plan
remains the same : I will survive . ... In his book On Having No Head , Douglas
Harding pointed out that our actual experience of life is of being a stalk , the body
 ...

Author: Cheri Huber

Publisher: Hay House Incorporated

ISBN: 9781561707157

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 612

This book tells precisely how to examine an issue that is causing us difficulty, how to discover the source of the problem, and how to free ourselves from the suffering that is created.
Categories: Self-Help

Religions of the World

Religions of the World

This method of coping with stress applies to its many manifestations in our lives. It can turn boredom into joy and despondency into deep contentment. Learning to head off stress takes no time at all and is impossible to forget.

Author: D. E. Harding

Publisher:

ISBN: 0955451205

Category: Religions

Page: 110

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An infallible guide to eliminating stress by Douglas Harding, author of On Having No Head. When we come up against stressful situations in our everyday life our automatic reaction is to turn away and escape. If, on the other hand, we can accept stress, allow it to become part of us, the conflict disappears. The secret lies in seeing that either we are the No-thing that overcomes stress by excluding it or the Every-thing that overcomes stress by including it. This method of coping with stress applies to its many manifestations in our lives. It can turn boredom into joy and despondency into deep contentment. Learning to head off stress takes no time at all and is impossible to forget. All it requires is tht we dare to take a fresh look at ourselves. Revolutionary in its ease and directness, its simplicity and penetration, this approach is guaranteed to turn our preconceptions upside down.
Categories: Religions

Bowie s Books

Bowie s Books

ne day in the early 1940s an English architect called Douglas Harding was hiking
in the Himalayas when a shocking realisation seized him – that he had no head.
He's not trying to be funny, he insists in On Having No Head, the slim volume ...

Author: John O'Connell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526605788

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 656

A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Brilliant. The unwritten Bowie book that needed writing' CAITLIN MORAN 'Splendid. Provides plenty of evidence of Bowie's restless, rummaging intelligence, and his pleasure in the fact that books allow readers to slip into someone else's skin and try it on for size' THE TIMES 'A witty and enlightening analysis of Bowie's 100 essential books . . . A handy, amusing, light-touch precis' OBSERVER 'What is your idea of perfect happiness?' 'Reading.' 'What is the quality you most like in a man?' 'The ability to return books.' Three years before he died, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life – a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange, the Iliad to the Beano, these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was. In Bowie's Books, John O'Connell explores this list in the form of one hundred short essays, each offering a perspective on the man, performer and creator that is Bowie, his work as an artist and the era that he lived in. Brilliantly illustrated throughout and the perfect gift for Bowie fans and book lovers, Bowie's Books is much more than a list of books you should read in your lifetime: it is a unique insight into one of the greatest minds of our times, and an indispensable part of the legacy that Bowie left behind.
Categories: Music

Awakening Your Psychic Powers

Awakening Your Psychic Powers

That's right, look at the world around you, but pretend that you have no head.
Imagine that your body stops at your shoulders. You are no longer seeing with
your eyes or your rational mind. Let the world you see take the place of your head
.

Author: Henry Reed

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429937412

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 242

View: 716

We all have psychic experiences without even realizing it. Now you can harness the power of your inborn psychic awareness. In his lifetime, American visionary Edgar Cayce introduced thousands to the wonders of psychic awareness. Now his carefully preserved writings are illuminated by well-known psychologist Henry Reed, Ph.D. In the words and spirit of Edgar Cayce, this guide will give you the knowledge you need to build a foundation for ESP and unlock the secrets of heightened awareness, including: -Psychic sensitivity-a natural part of perception -Exercises to develop your psychic intuition -Experimenting with clairvoyance, telepathic suggestion, and open channeling -Meditation and recognizing the patterns that can change your life
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

As I See It

As I See It

Selected articles by Douglas Harding, author of On Having No Head

Author: Douglas Edison Harding

Publisher:

ISBN: 1908774517

Category: Religion

Page: 564

View: 360

Selected articles by Douglas Harding, author of On Having No Head
Categories: Religion

Open to the Source

Open to the Source

Douglas Harding is a highly regarded philosopher, spiritual teacher, and author of many books.

Author: Douglas E. Harding

Publisher: Inner Directions Pub

ISBN: 1878019236

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 209

View: 170

Douglas Harding is a highly regarded philosopher, spiritual teacher, and author of many books. His unique method of awakening to the Source, of seeing 'who' you really are, is original, effective, immediate, and practical. Harding's approach is inspired and informed by the spirit and findings of modern science and appeals to the immediate evidence of our senses rather than speculative belief. At the same time, Harding is thoroughly versed in the writings of the world's great mystics, and is deeply traditional at heart. His distinctive voice lies wholly within the long spiritual tradition that stretches from the ancient Indian Upanishads, through the seers of all the great religions, to the present day. The starting point of this way is your unmediated experience of yourself. Who are you really? What is the nature of your existence? Harding points to the simple and wonderful truth that you are not at centre what you appear to be at a distance. Clearly, your appearance is limited. Is your Reality? It is up to you to look. Harding has helped many others travel this same path-and during more than forty years of giving talks and workshops all over the world, he has come to be loved by many people. May his words inspire you to travel home to the place you never left.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language

Josh . vi . other tribes in the East , whom ancient naturalists tous or sour ; or the
operation of making vinegar . Hence , represented as having no head ; their eyes
and Cyc . 4. Wicked ; malignant in the extreme . mouth being placed in other ...

Author: Noah Webster

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10523016

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Royal Dictionary English and French and French and English Compiled from the Dictionaries of Johnson Todd by Professors Fleming and Tibbins

Royal Dictionary English and French and French and English Compiled from the Dictionaries of Johnson  Todd     by Professors Fleming and Tibbins

V. ACETOMETER . the form of a bull in their contest for Dejanira ] || Acerhalous (
that has no head , or that will acAchéloüs , m . ... name for the læand Terra ,
lurned into a river nia or tape - worm , formerly supposed to have no mètre , m .

Author: Charles Fleming

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNN:BNVA1001550031

Category:

Page: 1244

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Albany Law Journal

Albany Law Journal

nearly twenty - two years has been remarkable for its in England ” was bad
because it did not allege that splendor and usefulness . ... work out a series of
intricate calculations for some Well , then , it is susceptible of improvement , and
tired brother who had no head for figures . ... In at the Western States for having
adopted the new short , there was no branch of the law in which this system , and
quote an ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000105548774

Category: Law

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Categories: Law

Chambers s Journal

Chambers s Journal

s Journal , 1890 Indeed , I have no head for business , ' said the thing more
powerful than human schemes and mistress of Fotheryngsby , white to the lips . '
It devices , and that is Fate . Your sin has found wonld have been utterly
unintelligible ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049768339

Category: Humanities

Page:

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Categories: Humanities

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Having no grant case of this country did not present itself idea of government
except as the exercise of to their notice ; and ... Scores tellectual yearnings ,
because he had no head . of high - souled patriots were imprisoned , tortured ,
The only ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064075375

Category: American literature

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Harper's Magazine made its debut in June 1850, the brainchild of the prominent New York book-publishing firm Harper & Brothers. Harper's Magazine, the oldest general-interest monthly in America, explores the issues that drive our national conversation, through long-form narrative journalism and essays, and such celebrated features as the iconic Harper's Index. With its emphasis on fine writing and original thought Harper's provides readers with a unique perspective on politics, society, the environment, and culture.
Categories: American literature

Letter of R C Waterston to the Members of the Boston School Board

Letter of R C  Waterston to the Members of the Boston School Board

Has not an investigation , of the most searching nature , been going on since
February last ? Have not boys and men , outsiders ... If there is no re - election ,
the High School , for the time being , has no head . And the majority of the
committee ...

Author: Robert Cassie Waterston

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044028993947

Category: Corporal punishment of children

Page: 35

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Categories: Corporal punishment of children

The Bankers Magazine and Statistical Register

The Bankers Magazine and Statistical Register

At first , in law , interest and usury seem to have been words of much the same
color ; after . wards , legal usury only was ... The same word was used by
Ghaligai in 1521 ( A. B. — 102 ) , but his chapter on the subject has no head -
word at the ...

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ISBN: WISC:89013432505

Category: Banks and banking

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Categories: Banks and banking