The Young Atheist's Survival Guide: Helping Secular Students Thrive

By Hemant Mehta

Approximately a 3rd of usa citizens lower than the age of thirty don't have any non secular association, the top in any recorded new release. during this turning out to be section of "nones" are many younger Atheists who've confronted prejudice of their excessive faculties and groups for status up for his or her constitutional correct of freedom from faith. you are going to pay attention a few of their tales during this publication, no matter if they're protesting their school's public prayers at soccer video games and graduations or sitting out the "under God" component to the Pledge of Allegiance. those atheist scholars understand their rights and feature fought for them, occasionally at super own rate. Their examples function suggestion for all of the younger atheists in the market who stay in groups the place college usually feels no various from church and lecturers are not any diverse from preachers. This instruction manual is a source for folks, academics, buddies, and younger atheists themselves. Hemant Mehta, "The pleasant Atheist" blogger at patheos.com, discusses easy methods to care for academics and directors who advertise religion in public colleges, deal with the peer strain and ostracism which can include being an outspoken atheist, and create profitable pupil teams that motivate dialog over conversion.

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Kama Sutra: A Guide to the Art of Pleasure

By A. N. D. Haksar, Vātsyāyana

The be aware "kama" capability the will for sensual excitement in Sanskrit, and was once thought of a vital a part of the well-rounded schooling of a tender, urbane gentleman. Treating excitement as an paintings, Kama Sutra is a instruction manual masking each element of affection and relationships. Its seven sections are dedicated to the social lifestyles, courtship and marriage, extra-marital family members, the behavior of courtesans and prescriptions for reinforcing reputation, in addition to systematic, exact guide on intercourse. This new version of Kama Sutra casts it in a brand new mild, taking it clear of the well-worn photo of an erotic, Oriental interest. This transparent, exact translation conveys all of the unique flavour and consider of this based, intimate and highly relaxing paintings; a masterpiece of pithy description and a wry account of human wants and foibles.

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Awakening into Oneness: The Power of Blessing in the Evolution of Consciousness

By Arjuna Ardagh

A attention-grabbing discovery in southern India has stuck the eye of non secular academics from each culture, leaders from all over the world, and hundreds of thousands extra. it's the phenomenon referred to as the Oneness Blessing (also referred to as deeksha within the East), a strong move of strength believed to elicit the conclusion of unitive recognition.

Awakening into Oneness: the ability of Blessing within the Evolution of Consciousness tells the striking tale of this radical new gateway to non-public and worldwide transformation. Arjuna Ardagh stocks dozens of firsthand money owed of the Oneness Blessing's life-changing results on participants from around the globe, from the paranormal teenagers who first skilled it approximately 20 years in the past to its carrying on with exploration on the Oneness college less than the suggestions of esteemed lecturers Sri Bhagavan and his spouse, Sri Amma.

The Blessing is whatever few may be in a position to forget about within the years forward, Ardagh writes. It has confirmed to be the quickest growing to be non secular improvement in residing reminiscence. sign up for him during this interesting research of:

  • The commonest results of the Oneness Blessing, from diminished psychological chatter and heightened understanding to easy peace and the cessation of undesirable habits
  • The 5 significant criticisms geared toward the Oneness movement
  • Why something, while totally skilled, should be famous as natural pleasure and bliss
  • Enlightenment as a particular threshold of neurological functioning

What is it concerning the Oneness Blessing that has ignited the hearts of such a lot of? you will find the reply the following, in Awakening into Oneness.

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Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living

By Donna Farhi

Internationally well known and bestselling writer Donna Farhi strikes yoga perform past the mat into our daily lives, restoring the tradition's meant functionality as a whole, sensible philosophy for day-by-day residing.

increasing upon the lessons of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the middle textual content of the yoga culture, Donna Farhi describes yoga's remodeling strength as a whole existence perform, some distance past its universal relief to mere workout or tension administration. this can be the philosophy of yoga as a route to a deeper expertise of self. Drawing upon her years of educating with scholars, Farhi publications readers via all of the pitfalls and delivers of navigating a religious perform.

Farhi's attractive and obtainable type and vast event provide very important teachings for rookies and professional practitioners of yoga alike. and since her teachings of yoga philosophy expand into each nook of everyday life, this booklet is an both obtainable consultant to these looking religious assistance with out studying the pretzel bendings of the actual perform itself. As one of many most sensible academics around the world, Farhi's exploration of the middle philosophy of yoga is destined to develop into an speedy classic.

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Elements of the Real in Man (Diamond Heart, Book 1)

By A. H. Almaas

This five-volume sequence offers a suite of talks given by means of Almaas on themes reminiscent of religion, dedication, the Aristocracy and affliction, fact and compassion, permitting, and transforming into up. via those talks, Almaas deals priceless information and suggestion for these on a religious direction, and he explores the demanding situations and mental limitations confronted by way of these looking self-realization.

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Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion

Consider the complexity of a dwelling telephone after 3.8 billion years of evolution. Is it extra amazing to believe transcendent God formed the mobilephone at a stroke, or to gain that it developed without Almighty Hand, yet arose by itself within the altering biosphere?

In this daring and clean examine technology and faith, complexity theorist Stuart Kauffman argues that the traits of divinity that we revere—creativity, which means, functional action—are houses of the universe that may be investigated methodically. He deals wonderful proof for this concept in an abundance of fields, from cellphone biology to the philosophy of brain, and makes use of it to discover universal floor among trust platforms usually at odds with one another.

A bold and bold argument for a brand new realizing of typical divinity, Reinventing the Sacred demanding situations readers either scientifically and philosophically.

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The Complete Edition

The hot whole variation of a undying vintage that comes with the never-before-published half 4 and final phrases via Richard Bach.

This is the tale for those that stick to their hearts and make their very own rules…people who get precise excitement out of doing whatever good, whether just for themselves…people who comprehend there’s extra to this residing than meets the attention: they’ll be correct there with Jonathan, flying better and quicker than they ever dreamed.

A pioneering paintings that wed photographs with phrases, Jonathan Livingston Seagull now enjoys an entire new lifestyles.

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The Cosmic Game: Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness (S U N Y Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology)

By Stanislav Grof

During this, his culminating paintings, the top foreign determine in awareness study masterfully synthesizes his gigantic findings, drawing not just upon psychedelic treatment and Holotropic Breathwork, but additionally from literature, cross-cultural reports, old mystical resources and mental info, leading to a profound consolidation and articulation of what's referred to now approximately nonordinary states of recognition.

The Cosmic online game discusses the broadest philosophical, metaphysical and religious insights gleaned in Grof's learn referring to human nature and truth, addressing the main primary questions humans have requested in regards to the nature of lifestyles given that time immemorial.

Insights from study into nonordinary states of recognition painting lifestyles as an fabulous play of the cosmic artistic precept that transcends time, area, linear causality, and polarities of each type and recommend an id of the person psyche in its furthest reaches with the common inventive precept and the totality of lifestyles. This identification of the individual with the Divine is the final word mystery that lies on the middle of all nice religious traditions.

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The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

By Karen Armstrong

In 1962, at age seventeen, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, desirous to meet God. After seven brutally unsatisfied years as a nun, she left her order to pursue English literature at Oxford. yet convent existence had profoundly altered her, and dealing with the surface international and her expiring religion proved to be excruciating. Her deep solitude and a terrifying illness–diagnosed in basic terms years later as epilepsy–marked her endlessly as an intruder. In her personal brain she used to be a whole failure: as a nun, as an educational, and as an ordinary girl able to intimacy. Her destiny appeared greatly in query until eventually she stumbled into comparative theology. What she came across, in studying, pondering, and writing approximately different religions, used to be the ecstasy and transcendence she had by no means felt as a nun. Gripping, revelatory, and inspirational, The Spiral Staircase is a unprecedented account of an remarkable non secular trip.

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

This precious booklet offers an entire guide for the examine and perform of Raja Yoga, the trail of focus and meditation. This re-creation of those undying teachings is a treasure to be learn and stated repeatedly through seekers treading the religious course. The vintage Sutras (thought-threads), at the least 4 thousand years previous, disguise the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and actual postures, and supply instructions for facing occasions in everyday life. The Sutras are awarded the following within the purest shape, with the unique Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and observation through Sri Swami Satchidananda, probably the most revered and respected modern Yoga masters. during this vintage context, Sri Swami bargains sensible recommendation, according to his personal adventure, for learning the brain and reaching actual, psychological, and emotional concord.

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