The Cosmic Game discusses the broadest philosophical, metaphysical and spiritual insights gleaned in Grof's research concerning human nature and reality, addressing the most fundamental questions human beings have asked about the nature of ...
Author: Stanislav Grof
Publisher: SUNY Press
The Cosmic Game discusses the broadest philosophical, metaphysical and spiritual insights gleaned in Grof's research concerning human nature and reality, addressing the most fundamental questions human beings have asked about the nature of existence since time immemorial. Insights from research into nonordinary states of consciousness portray existence as an astonishing play of the cosmic creative principle that transcends time, space, linear causality, and polarities of every kind and suggest an identity of the individual psyche in its furthest reaches with the universal creative principle and the totality of existence. This identity of the human being with the Divine is the ultimate secret that lies at the core of all great spiritual traditions.
This is a book about choosing correctly in the cosmic game, in which all of us are involved by virtue of being alive. The cosmic game, then, is an activity that encompasses the whole of life--something that is of transcendent importance. The goal is to choose a prudential faith, one that replaces doubt with hope. The author rejects many of the literal claims of Christianity, in particular the doctrine of Special Revelation. He argues that all ideas of God have come from the human imagination at work over the centuries in the many religions. This serves to put all religions on a more or less equal footing. In the end the author argues for a neo-Christian pantheism and the belief that any valid religion must have as its base line the goal of compassion for all people. Compassion thus becomes the great unifier of all religion and obviates the need for religious dissension. In short: participation in the cosmic game is to enter into the "being" of the universe, and thus the "Being" of God.
For those both new and familiar with Watts, this book invites us to delve into his favorite pathways out of the trap of conventional awareness, including: • The art of the “controlled accident”—what happens when you stop taking your ...
Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Sounds True
In order to come to your senses, Alan Watts often said, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Perhaps more than any other teacher in the West, this celebrated author, former Anglican priest, and self-described spiritual entertainer was responsible for igniting the passion of countless wisdom seekers to the spiritual and philosophical delights of India, China, and Japan. With Out of Your Mind, you are invited to immerse yourself in six of this legendary thinker's most engaging teachings on how to break through the limits of the rational mind and expand your awareness and appreciation for the great game unfolding all around us. Distilled from Alan Watts’s pinnacle lectures, Out of Your Mind brings you an inspiring new resource that captures the true scope of this brilliant teacher in action. For those both new and familiar with Watts, this book invites us to delve into his favorite pathways out of the trap of conventional awareness, including: • The art of the “controlled accident”—what happens when you stop taking your life so seriously and start enjoying it with complete sincerity • How we come to believe “the myth of myself”—that we are skin-encapsulated egos separate from the world around us—and how to transcend that illusion • Why we must fully embrace chaos and the void to find our deepest purpose • Unconventional and refreshing insights into the deeper principles of Buddhism, Hinduism, Western philosophy, Christianity, and much more
Find your star family in this cosmic game of hide - and - seek . Part of your
mission here on Earth is to put the gang back together . It's time to assemble your
star family , whose members were dispersed like seeds to the solar wind . There's
" - Dr. Badri Rickhi The Cosmic Game: Reflections is Dr. Badri Rickhi's first book in a series on the topic of spirituality.
Author: B G Rickhi
Publisher: Bg Rickhi
"Our world has become so complex and demanding that when we set out to seek out truth, we may lose courage as soon as obstacles, conflicts, temptations and threats begin to surface. We become busy trying to navigate out journey through life, and this separates us from our connections with others, and ourselves." - Dr. Badri Rickhi The Cosmic Game: Reflections is Dr. Badri Rickhi's first book in a series on the topic of spirituality. Through his personal experiences and observations, Badri has developed potent tools for discovering and exploring one's spiritual truth. In his book he shares his discoveries and offers compassionate guidance for those interest in expanding their spiritual connection. His non-secular approach is appropriate for people curious about spirituality as well as devout spiritual seekers.
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Author: Guy Hart-Davis
Get the most use possible from your iPod with the fully updated version of this bestselling how-to guide. You'll discover that today's iPods can be used for much more than just playing music. Now you can enjoy videos, load your iPod with your calendar and contacts, transfer up-to-the-minute headlines, or even display driving directions. Learn how to configure iTunes for burning CDs, get tips for managing your iTunes library, synch multiple iPods to the same computer, and much more. Whether you are a Windows or Mac OS X user, this easy-to-follow guide will help you to take your iPod and iTunes to the absolute limit!
Illustrated in full-colour, Gallimore explains how reality is structured from a fundamental code and how DMT modulates brain activity to access an astonishing hyperdimensional omniverse
Author: Andrew R. Gallimore
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A unique account of the hidden dimensions of our reality and its inhabitants, accessible using the psychedelic drug technology: N, N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Illustrated in full-colour, Gallimore explains how reality is structured from a fundamental code and how DMT modulates brain activity to access an astonishing hyperdimensional omniverse
ular Momentum the cosmic pollutant by Stirling A . Colgate and Albert G .
Petschek There seems to be too much ... In the game of concentration and
Dllapse of matter in the universe from ouds of gas to clusters of galaxies , galaxs ,
The process of descent and return takes on the aspect of a cosmic game, in
which the “super-essential source is crowned by the beauty of children.”
Synesius beautifully captures the entire rhythm of the intelligible cosmos, its
Author: Jay Bregman
Publisher: University of California Press
The conflict of religions during the Christianization of the Greco-Roman aristocracy in Late Antiquity is typified by Synesius (ca. A.D. 365/70–414?), an old-fashioned pagan Neoplatonist who studied under Hypatia at Alexandria, yet who in A.D. 410 became the Christian bishop of Ptolemais in Libya. Before accepting, however, he openly stated his objections to certain Christian dogmas. Was he a Christian or a "baptized Neoplatonist"? The generation of Synesius saw the rapid decline of paganism. Furthermore, the Constantinople he visited (A.D. 399–402) was a Greek-Christian Rome whose elites were classically educated. He returned home an ally of the city's Orthodox Christians. He tried to reconcile Neoplatonism with Christianity, but a study of his works demonstrates that he was only partially successful. Synesius is important for our understanding of the old aristocracy in Late Antiquity. His becoming a bishop completes the picture in which we finally see the ancient world transforming itself into the medieval world. The life of Synesius, one man of Late Antiquity, may be viewed as both the recapitulation and anticipation of all the major themes of Classical and Late Antiquity. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1982.
These astronomical factors contributed to giving the Earth its early advantage in the cosmic game of life. Others can be credited with maintaining, even nurturing,
that life. These include the Earth's location in space, its stable orbit around the ...
Author: Jeff Kanipe
Examines the relationship between Earth and the rest of the universe, and how phenomena in outer space affect Earth's weather systems and plant and animal life.
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Huizinga qualifies homo sapiens as homo ludens , suggesting that human
beings are the subjects of their games . But as play has no subject , finally human
beings nor gods are in control of the cosmic games and their rules . The games
Author: Klaus-Peter Köpping
Publisher: Lit Verlag
Category: Social Science
The problems of games and play, a basic ontological category of thought and action, have long occupied culture historians like Huizinga and Caillois as well as mainstream modern philosophers from Heidegger to Gadamer. The present volume traces the concept of the ludic in its generative as well as in its violent and destructive potential, and relates the traditional concepts developed in particular by Romantic aesthetics in drama and poetry to those developed in modern times in literary genres by Bakhtin with the emphasis on the tropes of the performing body. The great variety of theoretical frameworks is grounded in and connected to empirical data on ritual processes and mythic structures across a wide spectrum of ethnographic evidence. The collected essays connect notions of the ludic as framed performance (proposed by Bateson and Goffman) with the ludic as "free play" with the potential to possess the player, crossing disciplinary boundaries and discourses from theatre-studies to anthropology. Forms of ritual processes, of mythic games and of cultural reflexivity, together with intriguing and universal tropes of myth and literature such as the figures of the trickster and the fool, are treated in cross-cultural perspectives. These include Indian, Greek and Germanic mythologies, Indian ritual dance and prophetic theatre plays in Ancient Israel, Bushmen syncretic religious services, the diverse forms of self-reflexive play among Brazilian Kayapo Indians, and the plays and games among the inmates of concentration camps. The volume should appeal to students of anthropology, of theatre and cultural studies, as well as to culture historians and philosophers concerned with the interface between ritual and play, or player and audience, and the larger issue of the rules of games and the freedom of the hermeneutic interpretation of text through performances.
Shiva ' s game of dice is another mythological account of how the world runs ,
although it is not so well known as the myth of his cosmic dance ( Don
Handelman and David Shulman , God Inside Out ) . The game illustrates the
conflict between ...
Author: T. K. Seung
The author deciphers Nietzsche's most enigmatic work as Zarathustra's epic campaign to save secular culture from degradation in the godless world. In this epic reading, the ostensibly atheistic work turns out to be a profound religious text. This revelation is breathtaking and edifying.
Just as the Rajasuya dice - game generates and ties together order , that of the
Mahabharata makes connections that unravel order . Much of what can be said
more generally about the operation of such cosmic games falls within these ...
Leon " " Of course , once I got the Cosmic Game ' format down , I could do it for
anything . I ' m thinking of money here , Rachel , you ' ll be happy to know .
Bestsellers . A string of bestsellers . Culminating in The Cosmic Game of Writing ...
Author: Greg Hollingshead
Publisher: Oakville, Ont. : Mosaic Press
A woman undergoes dream deprivation to find the man who has shadowed her life and now her marriage. Spin Dry is a comedy, a satire, an anti-romance, a novel about lost fathers, suburban tract housing, Dick, Jane, Sally, Spot and Fluff.
The cycle of evolution of life commenced to elaborate the living forms of the
biosphere in order to resolve a further stage of the cosmic game playing itself out
through ELOHIM . The letter HAY is in a central position amongst the nine
their uniqueness , and I should think the Cosmic habit a bad thing to pass around
it surely would spell trouble for the ... has to pay a price for being different from
the rest of the world , and being different is the very essence of the Cosmic game