When God Isn't Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide

By Jay Wexler

In this full of life, round-the-world journey, legislation professor and slapstick comedian Jay Wexler explores the intersection of faith and the environment.

Did you recognize that

   • In Hong Kong and Singapore, Taoists burn paper cash to soothe “hungry ghosts,” filling the air with smoke and unsafe pollution?
   • In Mumbai, Hindus hold twenty-foot-tall plaster of Paris idols of the elephant god Ganesh into the ocean and depart them at the ocean flooring to represent the impermanence of existence, extra polluting the scarce water assets of western India?
   • In Taiwan, Buddhists working towards “mercy unlock” catch hundreds of thousands of small animals and unlock them into beside the point habitats, killing the various animals and destroying ecosystems?
   • In crucial the United States, palm frond revenues to US consumers for Palm Sunday celebrations have helped decimate the rain forests of Guatemala and southern Mexico?
   • In big apple, Miami, and different huge US towns, Santeria fans sprinkle mercury of their flats to fend off witches, poisoning these houses for future years?
   • In Israel, on Lag B’omer, a vacation commemorating a recognized rabbi, Jews make such a lot of bonfires that the smoke may be noticeable from area, and journeys to the emergency room for bronchial asthma and different pulmonary stipulations spike?

Law professor and slapstick comedian Jay Wexler travels the globe so as to comprehend the complexity of those difficulties and find out how society can top deal with them. He feasts on whale blubber in northern Alaska, bumps alongside behind a battered jeep in Guatemala, clambers down the crowded shorelines of Mumbai, and learns the best way to pluck a lifeless eagle in Colorado, all to reply to the query “Can spiritual perform and environmental security coexist?”

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Undoing Yourself with Energized Meditation and Other Devices

By Christopher S. Hyatt

Inside those pages you can find innumerable sensible concepts to rework your lifestyles, served up with a wide dose of humor and the stick of the Zen Roshi. Who hates Undoing? Stuffed-shirt academicians, do-nothing sweetness-and-light practitioners of cosmic foo-foo, and would-be slave-owners all over the place. nevertheless, while you're drawn to really reaching anything, you are going to love it.

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Aleister Crowley's Illustrated Goetia: Sexual Evocation

By Christopher S. Hyatt, Lon Milo DuQuette, Aleister Crowley, Peter Conte, Daniel Pineda

In 1904, Aleister Crowley commissioned, edited, and brought an English translation of The booklet of the Goetia of Solomon the King, the 1st of 5 magical texts often called the Lemegeton. but few have really labored the approach, believing one needs to conform blindly to the archaic tactics and long-winded conjurations of the unique textual content. yet Crowley s perspective towards the Goetia looks to were assorted. His masterful growth and perfection of the initial Invocation of the Goetia is a major instance.
This new version of the Goetia gains an creation explaining Goetic Magick. Goetia refers to the entire operations of that Magick which offers with gross, malignant or unenlightened forces. Goetia is usually regarded as a wild card, whatever which can get uncontrolled, anything which expresses the operator's decrease wants to keep an eye on others and enhance his personal own lifestyles. And, in truth, this strength lack of keep watch over, this risk, the need for self-improvement and nice energy is strictly what draws many of us to the Goetia whereas frightening and repelling others. Crowley's Goetia is delivered to lifestyles by means of David P. Wilson with shiny illustrations of the Goetic demons, whereas Lon Milo DuQuette and Christopher S. Hyatt carry the traditional paintings of Goetic Magick to existence within the modern-day. Christopher Hyatt joined with Lon Milo DuQuette and David P. Wilson to glean awesome magical and philosophical treasures from this so much misunderstood topic.

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Self-Initiation Into the Golden Dawn Tradition: A Complete Curriculum of Study for Both the Solitary Magician and the Working Magical Group

By Chic Cicero, Sandra Tabatha Cicero

The airtight Order of the Golden sunrise has been certainly one of crucial Western magical platforms for over a century. even though a lot in their wisdom has been released, to actually input the process required initiation inside of a Golden sunrise temple — in the past.

Regardless of your magical wisdom or historical past, you could research and stay the Golden sunrise culture with the 1st useful advisor to Golden sunrise initiation. Self-Initiation into the Golden sunrise Tradition via stylish and Sandra Tabatha Cicero deals self-paced guideline through senior adepts of this magical order.

For the 1st time, the esoteric rituals of the Golden sunrise are in actual fact specified by step by step suggestions that's transparent and easy-to-follow. learning the information Lectures, practising day-by-day rituals, doing meditations, and taking self-graded tests will increase your studying. Initiation rituals were competently reinterpreted so that you can practice them your self. Upon of entirety of this workbook, you could really say that you're training the Golden sunrise culture with an in-depth wisdom of qabalah, astrology, Tarot, geomancy, non secular alchemy, and extra, all of which you may study from Self-Initiation into the Golden sunrise culture.

·No desire for team club
·Instructions are freed from jargon and complicated language
·Lessons don't require familiarity with magical traditions
·Grade rituals from Neophyte to Portal
·Link together with your greater Self

If you've ever questioned what it'd be wish to examine the Golden sunrise approach, Self-Initiation into the Golden sunrise Tradition explains all of it. the teachings stick with a established plan, including increasingly more details with each one element of the ebook. Did you actually study the cloth? discover by utilizing the written assessments and checking them with the integrated solutions. here's a likelihood to determine if the Golden sunrise process is the ideal direction for you or so as to add any a part of their knowledge and strategies to the approach you stick to. commence with this ebook now.

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The Path of a Christian Witch

By Adelina St. Clair

A detailed mixture of memoir and how-to that incorporates useful day-by-day Pagan rituals, this inspiring ebook exhibits how one lady combined Christian traditions with the magic and wonder of a Wiccan practice.

Raised within the Catholic religion, but strongly attracted to Paganism, Adelina St. Clair spent a long time wondering and soul-searching ahead of she stumbled on the way to combination elements of Wicca and Christianity right into a brilliant and loving trust procedure. jam-packed with own anecdotes, this publication tells the tale of St. Clair's trip of self-discovery and revelation, from her preliminary worry and guilt to her final feel of peace and joy.

With heat and heartfelt reverence, St. Clair discusses important features of Witchcraft and Christianity, in addition to the commonalities among the two.

― Monotheism vs. polytheism
― Magical practice
― The teachings of Christ
― Goddess worship
― The femininity of God
― The Wheel of the Year
― Praying the rosary
― Sacred space 

 

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God versus Particle Physics: A No Score Draw

By John Davies

The e-book provides the conclusions of a psychologist looking to make experience of up to date particle physics as defined in a few renowned technological know-how texts and media articles, written through physicists, looking to clarify the workings of the sub-atomic global.

The bills, it truly is argued, are a) together specific and contradictory, and b) metaphysical or magical in essence. issues of the publication comprise: a dialogue of ways we permit physicists to invent issues that experience no perceivable traits, due to the fact that they have to be there simply because differently their preconceptions are improper or their sums don t paintings; that, from a mental point of view, modern conception in particle physics has an analogous homes as the other act of religion, and an identical obstacles as trust in God; and that physics has now reached some degree at which more and more physicists learn their very own mental buildings instead of whatever that's unambiguously there or real.

It encourages humans to invite uncomplicated questions of the sort we regularly use to query the lifestyles of God; similar to the place is he/it?, exhibit me?, Do it then, while did it happen?, How have you learnt it exists?, etc, and means that humans take a leaf out of Dawkins textual content, The God Delusion, yet use it on high-end physics up to to non secular dogma: turning water into wine is a trifling conjuring trick in comparison to generating a complete universe out of nothing."

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Views from the Real World: Early Talks Moscow Essentuki Tiflis Berlin London Paris NY Chicago as Recollected by his Pupils

By G. I. Gurdjieff

First released in 1975, this e-book has proven itself as an real resource for these drawn to Gurdjieff's rules and his method of functional "work on oneself".

This is one of the top advent to Gurdjieff's non secular philosophy. This was once initially a pdf which I processed via Abby nice reader after which facts checked for structural blunders. I created a viable desk of contents to boot. convinced this replica is probably not ideal, yet it's certainly readable.

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Yoga for a World Out of Balance: Teachings on Ethics and Social Action

By Michael Stone

Each point of our lifestyles has an element to play within the better ecological method, Michael Stone explains during this ebook. How can we deliver this massive view to our yoga perform? in line with Stone, our accountability as people is to stay in a sustainable and respectful means. He says issues have to swap. First, we have to comprehend the connection among our activities and the consequences of our activities. moment, after we see the influence of our activities within the human and non-human global, we'd like sensible abilities for studying find out how to make adjustments.

Using the 5 rules (yama) defined within the Yoga-Sutra attributed to Patanjali, Michael Stone bargains a foundation for rethinking moral motion and the religious course.

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Dreaming the Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature (Schumacher Briefings)

By Kenny Ausubel, David W. Ore

Author note: ahead by means of David W. Ore
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Few might deny that we're coming into a interval of serious swap. our surroundings is collapsing. Social disruption abounds. throughout, it kind of feels, we're experiencing breakdown. yet out of this chaos comes the chance for breakthrough-the chance to reimagine our future.

In Dreaming the Future, Kenny Ausubel leads us into that attainable new international and introduces us to the thinkers and doers who are-sometimes quietly, occasionally not-leading what he calls "a revolution from the guts of nature and the human heart."

In a set of brief, witty, poignant, even funny essays, Ausubel tracks the large rules, rising traits, and game-changing advancements of our time. He publications us via our watershed second, exhibiting how it's attainable to emerge from a global the place organisations are voters, the distance among wealthy and bad is cavernous, and biodiversity and the weather are lower than attack and create a global the place we take our cues from nature and concentrate on justice, fairness, range, democracy, and peace.

Even these steeped within the realities of an international long past unsuitable and efforts to correct it's going to locate fresh, even superb, views in Dreaming the Future. it's going to come as no shock to readers that Ausubel is cofounder of Bioneers-which foreword writer David W. Orr describes as "one half worldwide salon...one half catalytic organization."

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The Key: A True Encounter

By Whitley Strieber

From the bestselling writer of Communion comes the mysterious precise tale of ways an unknown customer barged into Streiber's resort room past due one night--and imparted remarkable classes in own improvement and man's destiny that problem us to reconsider each assumption concerning the that means of lifestyles.

At two-thirty within the morning of June 6, 1998, Whitley Streiber was once woke up by means of someone knocking on his inn room door. a guy got here in, and every little thing he acknowledged was once life-altering.

this can be the unsettling and finally enlightening narrative of what occurred that evening. Strieber was once by no means fairly yes who this unusual and figuring out customer was--a "Master of Wisdom"? A determine from a distinct realm of recognition? A preternaturally clever being? He known as him the grasp of the main. the single factor of which Strieber was once definite is that either the fellow and the come upon have been actual.

the most problem of the grasp of the bottom line is to save lots of every one folks from self-imprisonment. "Mankind is trapped," the stranger tells Strieber. "I are looking to assist you spring the trap." In a sweeping alternate among Strieber and the stranger--which takes the shape of a classical pupil- instructor discussion in pursuit of internal understanding--the unknown guy provides a lesson in human strength, esoteric psychology, and man's destiny. He illuminates why guy has been stuck in a cycle of repeat violence and self-destruction--and the narrow, yet very actual, threat for liberate.

In its breadth and intimacy, The Key is on par with modern metaphysical traditions, akin to A direction in Miracles, or maybe with the dialogues of contemporary knowledge lecturers, resembling D.T. Suzuki and Carl Jung.

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