Author: Thomas Kinkade,David Jeremiah
Publisher: J Countryman Books
View: 3336This beautiful book showcases a new painting from "the Painter of Light" on the cover--"The Garden of Grace"--while text by Dr. David Jeremiah explores the facets of the light of Christ referred to in Luke 11:33-36.
The Secret of the Golden Flower
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
View: 519This book is one of the most esoteric treatises in the world. It will show you the way to become more than the body and the way to bloom - how not to remain a seed but to become a golden flower. What, in India, they call the one thousand-petalled lotus, in China they call the golden flower. It is a symbol that represents perfection, totality. Moreover, the flower represents the actualisation of the potential - the beauty, the grandeur, the splendour of being. This treatise, The Secret of Secrets, is very ancient - possibly one of the most ancient treatises in the world - at least twenty-five centuries old. But twenty-five centuries can be traced back very easily. And this treatise is also, uniquely, a great synthesis of all the great religions. The Bible belongs to the Christians, the Talmud belongs to the Jews, the Vedas belong to the Hindus, the Dhammapada to the Buddhists, the Tao Te Ching to the Taoists. But this small book, The Secret of Secrets, belongs to no one in particular, or it belongs to all. It is heavily based on Taoist teachings, a flowering of the Taoist approach to life and existence. But it is not only that - Zarathustra has played a role; his teachings are incorporated within it. Buddhist teachings have also been integrated, and a certain esoteric school of Christians, the Nestorians, have played their part. It is one of the most synthetical approaches.
An Eagle Glen Trilogy Book
Author: kc dyer
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 2498Short-listed for the 2004 Chocolate Lily Book Award Darrell Connor is back for another term at Eagle Glen, but is shocked to find that along with her friends Brodie and Kate, her nemesis, Conrad Kennedy, has enrolled at the school. The memory of her recent visit to medieval Scotland is still fresh, and when Darrell and her dog, Delaney, investigate an abandoned lighthouse, they discover another route into the past. Lost in the magical beauty of Renaissance Italy, Darrell meets a young artist with fiery ambition named Leonardo Da Vinci. Does Leonardo hold the key to resolving the tragedy of her own past? Ignoring the advice of a kindly stranger, Darrell embarks on a desperate journey to find the answers to her own fears, unaware of the price she and her friends will pay for dancing with time.
Author: Sri Aurobindo
Publisher: SriAurobindoAshram Publication Dept
View: 4082A study of the way of writing of the Vedic mystics, their philosophic system, their system of symbols and the truths they figure, and translations of selected hymns of the Rig-Veda. Is there at all or is there still a secret of the Veda? Sri Aurobindo asks in the opening sentence of this book. He examines the ritualistic and naturalistic theory of nineteenth-century European scholars and then sets forth his own view: The hypothesis I propose is that the Rig-veda is itself the one considerable document that remains to us from the early period of human thought of which the historic Eleusinian and Orphic mysteries were the failing remnants, when the spiritual and psychological knowledge of the race was concealed, for reasons now difficult to determine, in a veil of concrete and material figures and symbols which protected the sense from the profane and revealed it to the initiated... To disengage this less obvious but more important sense [of the Vedic ritual system] by fixing the import of Vedic terms, the sense of Vedic symbols and the psychological functions of the Gods is thus a difficult but necessary task, for which these chapters and the translations that accompany them are only a preparation. Contents: The Problem and its Solution: A Retrospect of Vedic Theory; Modern Theories; The Philological Method of the Veda; Agni and the Truth; The Victory of the Fathers; The Conquest over the Dasyus; Selected Hymns; Hymns of the Atris; The Origins of Aryan Speech . Subjects: Indology, Philosophy
Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture
Author: William Eamon
Publisher: Princeton University Press
View: 2038By explaining how to sire multicolored horses, produce nuts without shells, and create an egg the size of a human head, Giambattista Della Porta's Natural Magic (1559) conveys a fascination with tricks and illusions that makes it a work difficult for historians of science to take seriously. Yet, according to William Eamon, it is in the "how-to" books written by medieval alchemists, magicians, and artisans that modern science has its roots. These compilations of recipes on everything from parlor tricks through medical remedies to wool-dyeing fascinated medieval intellectuals because they promised access to esoteric "secrets of nature." To popular readers of the early modern era, they offered a hands-on, experimental approach to nature that made scholastic natural philosophy seem abstract and sterile. In closely examining this rich but little-known source of literature, Eamon reveals that printing technology and popular culture had as great, if not stronger, an impact on early modern science as did the traditional academic disciplines. Medieval interest in the secrets of nature was spurred in part by ancient works such as Pliny's Natural History. As medieval experimenters adapted ancient knowledge to their changing needs, they created their own books of secrets, which expressed the uncritical, empiricist approach of popular culture rather than the subtle argumentation of scholastic science. The crude experimental methodology advanced by the "professors of secrets" became for the "new philosophers" of the seventeenth century a potent ideological weapon in the challenge of natural philosophy.
Author: Uncle Max
Publisher: Uncle Max
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 9394This is the second and final part of the interview to Uncle Max, in which the mystic reveals and explains the methods, and gives to the world an incredible, but real key to achieve the Secret of Secrets. By virtue of this new vibration, which will change the destiny of the suffering planet Earth, the “world's Uncle” gives us, from the alterlife, the unknown formula to have the experience of “the endogenus medicine of Light”, that is, the knowledge of mystics, wizards and poets. Uncle Max gives it to us, in order to make it become an awareness common to everybody, or, as he verbatim argues: “This secret is destroying the world and it mustn't remain such anymore!! I ardently whish that this real experience with its relative explanation will become Evolutive Heritage of Humanity in a brief time. I want this to become a global awareness! This knowledge- medicine belongs to you since birth, and it is not the interests of no one, but rather, it supports the emancipation of everybody, rich, poors, blacks or whites that they are. Uncle Max wanted to be anonymous not to create useless myths and in order to focalize our attention only to his message, to his easy but incredible testament. He wrote it in this elementary form, in order to make it accessible to everybody. In this way, he made this testament easily translatable. “If you know all the books in the world you don't possess your Soul, but if you see the bright Light you have written all the books of the World” “Altough it seems to be impossible, this is the only natural way to solve definitively every limitation, anxiety or panic. Don't you suffer uselessly, join my world ! Uncle Max.
Author: Michael Sharp
Publisher: Avatar Publications
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 4482The Book of Light, shows you the complete truth about God,the universe, and you. Within the grounded and elegant pages of this book, you will find the answers to top level theological/cosmological questions like "what is the nature of God and consciousness?", "what is the nature of the physical universe?", "what is our highest purpose?", "what is our essential nature" and more. If you ever thought that spiritual enlightenment required sacrifice, strength, or years of effort, if you think that only "the special/the chosen/the few/the evolved" get to be enlightened/saved/go to heaven, if you think ego has anything to do with enlightenment at all, think again.Remember the simple and glorious truth of your divinity. Read The Book of Light and find the divinity within you
Author: Tom McCarthy
Publisher: Granta Books
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 8514Herg's Tintin cartoon adventures have been translated into more than fifty languages and read by tens of millions of children aged, as their publishers like to say, 'from 7 to 77'. Arguing that their characters are as strong and their plots as complex as any dreamt up by the great novelists, Tom McCarthy asks a simple question: is Tintin literature? McCarthy takes a cue from Tintin himself, who spends much of his time tracking down illicit radio signals, entering crypts and decoding puzzles and suggests that we too need to 'tune in' and decode if we want to capture what's going on in Herg's work. What emerges is a remarkable story of hushed-up royal descent in both Herge's work and his own family history. McCarthy shows how the themes this story generates - expulsion from home, violation of the sacred, the host-guest relationship turned sour and anxieties around questions of forgery and fakeness - are the same that have fuelled and troubled writers from the classical era to the present day. His startling conclusion is that Tintin's ultimate 'secret' is that of literature itself. Appearing on the eve of the release of a major Steven Spielberg Tintin film, Tintin and the Secret of Literature should be avidly devoured by not only Tintin lovers but also by anyone with an interest in literature, philosophy or art.
The Secret of Numbers and how They Changed the World
Author: Peter Bentley
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Category: House & Home
View: 6888Unraveling the secrets of numbers, from the discovery of zero to infinity. In clear language, The Book of Numbers cuts through the mystery and fear surrounding numbers to reveal their fascinating nature and roles in architecture, quantum mechanics, computer technology, biology, commerce, philosophy, art, music, religion and more. Indeed, numbers are part of every discipline in the sciences and the arts. With 350 illustrations, including diagrams, photographs and computer imagery, the book chronicles the centuries-long search for the meaning of numbers by famous and lesser-known mathematicians, and explains the puzzling aspects of the mathematical world. Topics include: The earliest ideas of numbers and counting Patterns, logic, calculating Natural, perfect, amicable and prime numbers Numerology, the power of numbers, superstition The computer, the Enigma Code Infinity, the speed of light, relativity Complex numbers The Big Bang and Chaos theories The Philosopher's Stone. The Book of Numbers shows enthusiastically that numbers are neither boring nor dull but rather involve intriguing connections, rivalries, secret documents and even mysterious deaths.