Runaway Realization

Runaway Realization

The teaching in this book is off the map—because reality itself cannot be captured in a map. In fact, reality is far more alive, far more mysterious than anything we can conceive of.

Author: Ruth M. Tabrah

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000022233110

Category: Psychology

Page: 64

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The teaching in this book is off the map—because reality itself cannot be captured in a map. In fact, reality is far more alive, far more mysterious than anything we can conceive of. It is always revealing itself by knowing itself; and knowing reality and living it becomes the fulfillment of our life. A. H. Almaas, the originator of the Diamond Approach, here presents a new paradigm for understanding reality: the view of totality. He reveals that our life can become an endless revelation of reality, an adventure with neither beginning nor end.
Categories: Psychology

Runaway Realization

Runaway Realization

Spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas presents the highest level and most profound teachings of the Diamond Approach on the true nature of reality and the path to enlightenment The teaching in this book is off the map—because reality itself ...

Author: A. H. Almaas

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834830288

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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The teaching in this book is off the map—because reality itself cannot be captured in a map. In fact, reality is far more alive, far more mysterious than anything we can conceive of. It is always revealing itself by knowing itself; and knowing reality and living it becomes the fulfillment of our life. A. H. Almaas, the originator of the Diamond Approach, here presents a new paradigm for understanding reality: the view of totality. He reveals that our life can become an endless revelation of reality, an adventure with neither beginning nor end.
Categories: Self-Help

The Diamond Approach

The Diamond Approach

We experience an unstoppable revelation and activation of reality that Almaas
calls “runaway realization.” The view of totality is also deeply impactful for our
practice, as it highlights a paradox. On the one hand, we need to dedicate
ourselves ...

Author: John Davis

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834843370

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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A revised and expanded edition of the definitive guide to the Diamond Approach, the modern contemplative practice that integrates psychology and spirituality and emphasizes the importance of self-inquiry. The Diamond Approach has been developed and taught over the last forty-five years by Hameed Ali, who is known chiefly by his pen name, A. H. Almaas. This book, the first to offer a full overview of the Diamond Approach, is now revised and expanded with a new foreword by Almaas, a new preface by the author, and a new chapter that explores the most recent developments in Almaas's teaching and practice methods. Author John Davis offers a rich, compelling introduction to the unique spiritual tradition that philosopher Ken Wilber recommends as "the most balanced of the widely available spiritual psychologies/therapies." Influenced by ancient traditions such as Sufism and Buddhism as well as by modern psychology, the Diamond Approach is particularly well-suited to twenty-first century seekers who embrace both spirituality and science. Beginning with an account of his own work with the Diamond Approach, Davis proceeds to outline the tradition's central practice of Inquiry, a form of open-ended exploration of present-moment experience akin to mindfulness practice. From there, he launches readers into an exploration of metaphysical concepts such as soul, space, Essence, self-realization, and the dimensions of Being. Complex yet concise, profound yet accessible, The Diamond Approach offers readers bold new perspectives on reality and human potential.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Participation and the Mystery

Participation and the Mystery

Second, a closer reading of Runaway Realization (2014) reveals that
perennialist thinking and exclusivism underlie Almaas's otherwise well-
intentioned thinking. Although one can find some seeds of Almaas's new
teaching in prior works (e.g. ...

Author: Jorge N. Ferrer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438464879

Category: Psychology

Page: 386

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A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism. Participation and the Mystery is both an introduction to and expansion of Jorge N. Ferrer’s groundbreaking work on participatory spirituality, which holds that human beings are active cocreators of spiritual phenomena, worlds, and even ultimates. After examining the impact of his work since the publication of Revisioning Transpersonal Theory, Ferrer discusses the relationship between science and transpersonal psychology, the nature of a fully embodied spirituality, and the features of integral spiritual practice. The book also introduces a participatory philosophy of education and applies it to the academic teaching of mysticism and a novel approach to embodied spiritual inquiry. Critically engaging the influential work of Stanislav Grof, Ken Wilber, and A. H. Almaas, Ferrer concludes with an original solution to the problem of religious pluralism that affirms the ontological richness of religious worlds while avoiding the extremes of perennialism and contextualism, offering a hopeful vision for the future of world religion. Participation and the Mystery is an invaluable resource to anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of participatory approaches to transpersonal psychology, integral and contemplative education, contemporary spirituality, and religious studies. “In Participation and the Mystery, we are given the opportunity to dive into the engaging, provocative, and stunningly erudite thought of Jorge N. Ferrer, arguably one of the premier transpersonal theorists of our time. Building on the key essays written after the publication of his seminal work, Revisioning Transpersonal Theory, Ferrer shows us how his compelling and extremely fertile participatory model can be applied, with intriguing and rewarding results, to multiple, highly distinct fields of discourse. Read this book if you want your worldview to be both challenged and enriched.” — G. William Barnard, author of Living Consciousness: The Metaphysical Vision of Henri Bergson “Ferrer is a leading figure in transpersonal psychology. His participatory perspective explains both the deep commonalities and the creative diversity of spiritual traditions. It provides a way to understand the general phenomenon of spirituality without falling prey to ideological dogmatism or the tendency to privilege one’s own spiritual tradition or practice over others. Ferrer’s work deserves to be widely read.” — Michael Washburn, author of Transpersonal Psychology in Psychoanalytic Perspective “This is an important collection of essays from one of the leading contemporary thinkers in transpersonal studies. Ferrer’s participatory approach represents the most significant development in transpersonal theory and practice to have emerged this century, and this book is the ideal introduction to Ferrer’s work. It will become required reading for all students of transpersonal psychology, as well as for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of transformational practice, transpersonal education, spirituality, and religion.” — Michael Daniels, author of Shadow, Self, Spirit: Essays in Transpersonal Psychology “Rich and thought-provoking, this book ranges widely through Ferrer’s reflections on the participatory worldview in relation to psychology, education, and religion.” — Andrew O. Fort, Texas Christian University
Categories: Psychology

The Point of Existence

The Point of Existence

The founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization examines narcissism through a spiritual lens, presenting it as our greatest barrier to understanding our truest self In this book, the author explores the underlying spiritual ...

Author: A. H. Almaas

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825093

Category: Psychology

Page: 636

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In this book, the author explores the underlying spiritual understanding of narcissism. He presents a detailed map of the steps involved in working through barriers that prevent us from recognizing the most essential nature of our true identity.
Categories: Psychology

The Jeweled Path

The Jeweled Path

These qualities naturally set us on a path of unending discovery and runaway
realization. Such was the impact of the quasar. The valence that had brought
Hameed and me together when we exchanged our first smile and said our first
hellos ...

Author: Karen Johnson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834841116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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An intimate account of the development of a spiritual tradition and a biography of its creators--told by one of the Diamond Approach cofounders. The Jeweled Path invites you to enter into the story of how the modern spiritual path of the Diamond Approach emerged. With humor and intimacy, Karen Johnson, cofounder with A. H. Almaas, reveals the personal experiences that birthed the teaching and furthered its development. These profound awakenings—occurring amidst ordinary life—became the building blocks of a remarkable new approach to human nature and to our understanding of reality.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Runaway Browns

The Runaway Browns

... of pepper and salt , and a small flask of the unapproachable schnapps . The
realization of the fact that they were hungry , which somehow came to them with
the sight 128 CHAPTER XIV. ...

Author: Henry Cuyler Bunner

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081936704

Category: American fiction

Page: 210

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Categories: American fiction

Consciousness

Consciousness

of thinking — the delegated level of consciousness is very likely the evolved
antidote to the runaway realization that time is a dimension which extends
beyond individual existence . If this was to be the case — that " death ” was going
to chase ...

Author: Jack E. Tetirick

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000016013063

Category: Consciousness

Page: 172

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Categories: Consciousness

The Void

The Void

Originally published: Berkeley, Calif.: Diamond Books: Almaas Publications, 1986.

Author: A. H. Almaas

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0936713062

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Originally published: Berkeley, Calif.: Diamond Books: Almaas Publications, 1986.
Categories: Psychology

His Runaway Son

His Runaway Son

Last week , with Justin missing , being the perfect cop became vastly unimportant
. Sure I used the tools I'm trained for , but the realization that Justin had run away
because he believed he couldn't come to us made me take a hard look at the ...

Author: Dee Holmes

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 0373706995

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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His Runaway Son by Dee Holmes released on May 24, 1996 is available now for purchase.
Categories: Fiction

Runaway Wives

Runaway Wives

California is also the place for realization of one ' s fantasies . If there is a single
thread that weaves through these women ' s stories , it is their attempt to live out
their fantasies rather than relegating them to some corner of their minds .

Author: Anna Sklar

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001394354B

Category: Runaway wives

Page: 219

View: 270

Categories: Runaway wives

Runaway Lover

Runaway Lover

How could she have let herself get caught up in such a disaster ? It had been
calamity from start to finish — from discovering that her fiancé was nothing but a
slimy blackmailer to the astonishing realization that in less than a day she ' d
totally ...

Author: Alison Tyler

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0440173914

Category:

Page: 282

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The Runaway Countess

The Runaway Countess

Adam had , indeed , come to the realization that morning that he was head over
ears in love with the mysterious girl who had come his way in so unlikely a
manner . The realization brought him no particular pleasure . Not only did he
foresee ...

Author: Leonora Woodbury

Publisher:

ISBN: 0517006839

Category:

Page: 209

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Self realization

Self realization

40 , 000 pounds of runaway truck was sliding out of control — coming straight
toward me at a deadly speed . I slammed on my brakes and tried to swerve out of
his way , but there was no escape . But neither was there fear . There was no ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008471166

Category: Yoga

Page:

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Categories: Yoga

Self realization Magazine

Self realization Magazine

... return of divine favor , he has passed life ' s highest test . The Lord has
everything except the love of his prodigal child , man . If the Heavenly Father may
be said to “ need ” anything , it is the love of His runaway children , roaming in
delusion ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008471091

Category: Yoga

Page:

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Categories: Yoga

Love Unveiled

Love Unveiled

However, the path of spiritual love is not without challenges. Almaas explores the barriers that tend to block our experience of loving awakening and provides experiential exercises throughout the book to help readers along their path.

Author: A. H. Almaas

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834842724

Category: Self-Help

Page: 296

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A passionate and deep exploration of how love is essential to our spiritual growth and development, from beloved author and teacher A. H. Almaas. Love is a universal energy--and a primary force that powers our movement toward spiritual illumination. All the ways we need love are simply reflections of our need for spiritual growth. In Love Unveiled, A. H. Almaas explores three dimensions of love: appreciative love--the true liking of somebody or something; merging or connecting love--a force that melts away separateness; and passionate, ecstatic love--capable of consuming us from inside. In their own way, each reveals the beauty and exquisiteness of our spiritual heart, which is the heart of the divine. However, the path of spiritual love is not without challenges. Almaas explores the barriers that tend to block our experience of loving awakening and provides experiential exercises throughout the book to help readers along their path. The exercises focus on the obstacles or misunderstandings that commonly arise for each quality or dimension of love. Presented in the form of writing or monologuing prompts, readers can work independently or in small groups to confront the emotional obstacles on their spiritual path. Regardless of where you are on your path, Love Unveiled will help you explore love in three essential dimensions and gain a deeper connection to yourself.
Categories: Self-Help

The Realization of Economic Social and Cultural Rights

The Realization of Economic  Social  and Cultural Rights

... United Nations development of primary , secondary and technical system in
promoting the realization of the economic ... and controversial approaches of use
in promoting the provision of home strains which runaway population growth may
 ...

Author: Manouchehr Ganji

Publisher: New York : United Nations

ISBN: UOM:39015020675511

Category: Civil rights

Page: 326

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Categories: Civil rights

The Alchemy of Freedom

The Alchemy of Freedom

Well-known spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas uses the metaphor of the mysterious philosopher's stone to discuss a tremendous liberating power that leads to endless enlightenment For millennia alchemists sought the philosophers’ stone, the ...

Author: A. H. Almaas

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834840607

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Well-known spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas uses the metaphor of the mysterious philosopher's stone to discuss a tremendous liberating power that leads to endless enlightenment. For millennia alchemists sought the philosophers’ stone, the miracle substance believed to be the key to all the secrets of existence. The quest was fueled by some of the prime questions of human existence: What am I? Why am I here? How has this world come to be? A. H. Almaas shows that the tremendous liberating power of the mysterious philosophers’ stone is closer to us than we realize. In fact, it is the true nature of all reality—in all times and all places, without being limited to being anything in particular. Through the philosophers’ stone, real transformation can happen, our consciousness can become free, and we can open to all the possibilities of reality. Almaas discusses the factors that are involved in igniting the catalytic property of the philosophers’ stone and then begins to unpack the properties of true nature when it is free of constraints. Finally, we are left with the revelation that true nature is endlessly knowable, and yet nothing we can know or say about it exhausts its mystery and power. The result is a new understanding of what liberation and practice are—and a view of what it’s like when seeking ceases and life becomes a process of continual discovery. We begin to appreciate that the freedom of reality expressed in the complete and fulfilled life all human beings seek—and few find—is actually the simplicity of the ordinary.
Categories: Philosophy

Runaway

Runaway

"Come on, Liz." Jessica was rolling now. "You're so perfect, can't you see that I'm
just coming to the realization that nobody in this family wants me around?"
Elizabeth felt as if the wind had been knocked out of her. "That's just not true,
Jess.

Author: Kate William

Publisher: Sweet Valley

ISBN: 0553275666

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 170

View: 816

Tired of taking second place to her twin sister, Elizabeth, Jessica Wakefield meets sensitive Nicky Shepard who is planning to run away to San Francisco and tries to persuade her to join him.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction