Are You Ready to Awaken the Power Within? Be a woman of strength. Know you are an amazing, allcreating individual. This guide will strengthen and encourageyou to discover your inner core and create an empoweredzest for life. The exercises and crafts in this hands-on guide have beendesigned to Awaken your Consciousness on your path of selfawareness.You are on your way to ultimate love, tranquility andstrength for your mind, body and soul. Grab your power, expand your awareness and never lookback. Honor yourself by being true to who you are andsharing all that you are with the world.Readers of this book will learn how to... ChakraCize Your SpiritBuild Your Self ConfidenceRaise Your Vibrational Frequency with EaseDo Meditations to Create Your LifeDiscover Your Wisdom WithinCare for Your AuraUnlock Your Dreams ""Awakening Consciousness" encourages and guides the readerthrough fun exercises designed to get at the heart ofspirituality and the practical application of that knowledge intheir lives. Change does indeed begin from the bottom up!" --Daniel Noyes, author "The Seven Doors" Learn more at www.MarvelousEmpowerment.com From the Modern Spirituality Series at Marvelous Spirit Press www.MarvelousSpirit.com Body, Mind & Spirit: Metaphysical Phenomena
Interviews with Buddhist Teachers and a New Perspective on the Mind
Author: Richard P. Boyle
Publisher: Columbia University Press
If, as Buddhism claims, the potential for awakening exists in all human beings, we should be able to map the phenomenon with the same science we apply to other forms of consciousness. A student of cognitive social science and a Zen practitioner for more than forty years, Richard P. Boyle brings his sophisticated perspective to bear on the development of a theoretical model for both ordinary and awakened consciousness. Boyle conducts probing interviews with eleven prominent Western Buddhist teachers (Shinzen Young, John Tarrant, Ken McLeod, Ajahn Amaro, Martine Batchelor, Shaila Catherine, Gil Fronsdal, Stephen Batchelor, Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Bernie Glassman, and Joseph Goldstein) and one scientist (James Austin) who have experienced awakening. From the paths they traveled to enlightenment and their descriptions of the experience, he derives three fundamental properties of awakened consciousness. He then constructs an overarching model that explains how Buddhist practices help free the mind from attachments to reality and the self and make possible the three properties of awakening. Specifically, these teachers describe how they worked to control attention and quiet the mind, detach from ideas and habits, and open themselves to compassion. Boyle's account incorporates current theories of consciousness, sociological insights, and research in neuroscience to advance the study of awakened consciousness and help an even greater number of people to realize it.
Hidden behind the personal self is the real Self, that which Paul called “The Christ,” or our spiritual identity. To awaken mystical consciousness is to come to that point where we can spiritually apprehend this truth about ourselves and about each other and live by it. In Awakening Mystical Consciousness, Goldsmith explains the spiritual principles and practices that will help us to awaken. He instructs the reader in how to use contemplation, meditation, and inner communion to attain the realization of the true Self. With care and in detail, he addresses the nature of God as omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience; the nature of spiritual power; our real identity; the nature of concepts; and the barriers that obstruct the way to realization. But Goldsmith clearly emphasizes that these statements of truth are not truth. They only help us get into the center of Being, where we can be receptive to the inner voice. A mainstay of this book is erasing the false concept that man is separated from God, and that there is a God “out there” that can take away our sins, diseases, lacks and limitations. “Through this work,” says Goldsmith, “you are going to awaken out of the dream that there can be any separation. It wakes you up, and then you look around and realize you are in heaven. You have been there all the time, dreaming you were in hell.” Goldsmith explains that awakening to mystical consciousness bears great fruitage. Through our realization of oneness, we regain our original dominion over our bodies and our lives. We can also demonstrate the healing consciousness, that consciousness that knows there is nothing to be healed, but only Truth to be revealed. “The goal,” he says, “is the attainment of this Spirit of God” – mystical consciousness. “That is the entire goal of the spiritual life.”
The second book in the Awakening Consciousness Series is a must-have guide for any contemporary seeker who is curious about their spiritual journey. Referencing Joseph Campbell's highly influential the hero's journey alongside her bestselling memoir, Molly McCord, M.A., asks the reader to reflect on their own life journey with consciousness-raising wisdom and insights. "The Modern Heroine's Journey of Consciousness" offers an original exploration through 11 phases of spiritual growth, from answering the Call of her Soul and Opening Up To A Greater Power, to Surrender, Awakening to Deeper Soul Power, and Mastery of Her Consciousness. Inspiring, original spiritual concepts include: - Differences between spirituality and religion - The five types of consciousness on the planet now - The Elevator and the Spiral - Soul Mates, Soul Contracts, Soul Agreements, Soul Groups, Karmic Relationships - Past life connections to geographic locations - Surrender and supreme separation from God - Being conscious in an Unconscious World - And more "a-ha" connections and breakthroughs for conscious living "The Modern Heroine's Journey of Consciousness" brilliantly explains the gifts at every phase of spiritual growth and reveals how the inner journey is an awakening to more of herself.
Explains the relevance of ancient myths to the awakening to higher states of consciousness and enlivened experience of the world • Shows how higher consciousness can arise within each of us by following the guidance found in ancient myths • Reveals how myths influence our personal development without our awareness through their influence on our core values and culture • Examines ancient Sumerian, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Hebrew myths, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and the story of Osiris and Isis In this study of ancient Sumerian, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Hebrew myths, authors Lloyd M. Dickie and Paul R. Boudreau show that many classic myths contain instructions for awakening higher consciousness, allowing access to enlivened experience of the world and awareness of the divine within and around us. Inspired by the work of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, the authors deeply examine creation myths and well-known ancient myths from Mesopotamia and Egypt, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and the story of Osiris and Isis. They reveal that these myths are not behavioral morality tales but actual delineations of how a higher order can arise within each of us. The authors explain how these stories teach us to distinguish the heaven within from the earth within us, to find the essential part of our being that provides a link with our higher powers. Spending more than a year onsite in Egypt to personally connect with the myths, the authors explain how ancient storytellers intentionally chose myths as a vehicle for teachings because story has a seed-like capacity to implant itself in the unconscious and influence development without the individual being aware of it. By crafting these sacred narratives, the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians provide tools to awaken to the presence of higher consciousness as well as a road map for the individual to come into conscious alignment with the perpetual unfolding of the universe.
"Aminah Raheem's new Soul Lightning reveals the sparks of hope and consciousness hidden in the background of everyday reality and amazing occurrences. Seeking to emphasize that special sense of transcendence and love that is gifted to all of us, she provides new ways of understanding, knowing, and following spiritual experience to enlighten our paths through the cosmos."-Arnold Mindel, Ph.D., originator of Process Work People the world over are awakening to soul consciousness-and that is what this book is about. Soul lightning is the term the author uses to describe this awakening. Through individual stories and anecdotes, we are taken inside the images and feelings of soul lightnings to confirm our own awakenings. Aminah's personal soul journey, and the life work that has evolved from it, bridges the gap between psychology and spirituality. In this book you will find models for your own life, lighting the way for a new way of being, woven from the stuff of your soul. This is essential information for anyone seeking inner wisdom and peace. Soul Lightning corroborates the evolution of spiritual consciousness that is gathering critical mass to transform our planet. Amid the great challenges of our world, this is welcome news and a reminder of the importance of our individual awakening. As one reader expressed it, "This book is a healing and a blessing for everyone."
Bringing Intuition into our Awakening Consciousness
Author: Christine Page
Publisher: Random House
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Intuition is our wise, compassionate friend who helps us to clarify decisions, to avoid unpleasant situations and to access the deeper levels of awareness. But beyond this, the intuition awakens us to ourselves, leading us on a journey of enlightenment until we eventually merge with our essential being. The various stages of the pilgrimage are reflected in stories from the author's own life and encourage us to expand our consciousness from the state of "hoping", through the phase of "believing" until we experience the undeniable "knowing". Following many years of fulfillment in the caring professions, Dr Christine Page has become a highly respected international teacher bringing her inspirational talents to the psycho-spiritual field.
Shifting from a deep depression to a spiritual awakening experience and seeing Divinity everywhere is not something that anyone expects or that someone sets off to accomplish. But that is what happened to Lindsay as she does everything she can think of to feel better. It is quite an amazing journey of discovery. While this type of spiritual experience is not exactly main stream, she has been able to make sense out of her life story and connect with people who seem to have had similar experiences. To those who are awakening to an expanded version of self, Lindsay wants to say, You are not alone. Everyone is waking up into greater consciousness and eventually to experience Oneness. For those who are trying to make sense of this epic shift in consciousness that is happening through usLindsay offers some insight and choices. The message she wants to share from experiencing God or Cosmic Consciousness is this; I want everyone to know that everything that happens is perfect. We are perfect and loved just the way we are. There is nothing that you need ever fear, because you are loved beyond anything that you can imagine. You are one with that love and all that is.
One of the world's leading spiritual teachers returns with an inspiring and provocative message with solutions to our planetary crises, offering effective steps to change the world and integrate all levels of our Being. Religion is psychological entrapment promoting the controlled behavior of the herd civilization. Institutionalized organized religion is the cause of enslavement, violence, prejudice, hatred, classism, and war. False religious institutions created god in their own personal image and after the likeness of their own mind for control and money. Every religious holy book has been altered, dissected, rewritten, and censored to appear as the word of God, and all the gods of religious holy books are controlled by fundamentalists. Organized religion is a serious threat to the human race and a mental illness that afflicts over 80% of the world's population. It has nothing to do with spirituality and is no more than a collection of unholy lies. The spiritual terrorism of religion frowns upon free will, dispises questions, prohibits doubt, and survives on blind faith. Eternal life with God is only promised to the obedient religious-slaves who unconditionally follow rigid religious belief structures. This mythology was created based on division, not unity. Control is the essence of evil. The easiest way to control humanity is through fear, which is why the religious Elite created gods of intimidation and fear; to control others and solicit money. "The Awakening of Global Consciousness is a must read for the millions who've read Jawara's earlier classic books and a great beginning for those unfamiliar with his great works questioning the validity of the world's three major religions."
Up from Scapegoating is the first book that connects Jungian psychology and its usual focus on the individual and individual development to group theory and group development. Arthur Colman, a pioneer in developing group relations theory and practice in the United States, takes Jung's basic beliefs in the collective unconscious, individuation, and the shadow and shows their relevance to the problems of groups, institutions, and political systems. His insights and new methods are extremely important in a nuclear and environmental age where every individual's survival is hinged to the happenings or consciousness of a larger group.
The Expansion of Consciousness through the Body's Own Wisdom
Author: Don Stapleton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
Takes yoga back to its roots as a creative learning process and an expansion of consciousness, not just a technique for health and fitness • Provides simple techniques that enhance the free flow of prana to promote physical and emotional healing, self-discovery, and spiritual evolution • Includes over 100 exercises and meditations for a self-structured practice • Teaches how to release the body’s inefficient, painful patterns and to access unknown potentials through kinesthetic inquiries When artist and professor Don Stapleton discovered yoga, it marked the beginning of a journey into the awakening powers of prana--the energy of yogic purification--and the natural spiritual and healing properties of his own body. After 30 years of extensive yoga training, an accident left him with a severe injury to the spine. Faced with the challenge of physical recovery, Stapleton drew upon his knowledge of yoga to create a series of exercises that allowed him to recover freedom of movement, release emotional blockages, and unleash his spiritual and physical potential. Self-Awakening Yoga is the synthesis of Stapleton’s practice. More than 100 exercises--from focusing on the breath to accessing primal sound--show how to unlock the wisdom and power of prana to engage the body’s healing powers. His simple exercises and meditations focus on natural movements that encourage body awareness. Readers learn how to listen to what the body is saying before engaging in any specific yoga postures. Self-Awakening Yoga takes yoga back to its roots as a creative learning process and an expansion of consciousness, not just a technique for health and fitness.
Can you create the future of your dreams? Are paranormal abilities like seeing into the future or affecting objects with your mind really possible? And how do energetic systems of healing actually work? In this exciting and far-ranging book, former NASA computer scientist Amy Lansky, the author of Impossible Cure (www.impossiblecure.com), takes you on a voyage of discovery that weaves all of these strands together. Get ready for an exploration of the esoteric, grounded in an intriguing model of reality based on higher dimensions in space. Comprehensive, yet at the same time accessible and personal, this book invites you to not only learn about these mysterious subjects, but to develop the power of active consciousness for yourself. By including a series of exercises and experiments in meditation and self-inquiry, this book provides an experience that will transform your life and help you evolve to a new level of awareness. (For more information, see www.activeconsciousness.com.) Endorsements for Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within - "Amy Lansky leads us on an inspiring and thought-provoking romp through a panoply of portals to our higher dimensional selves. She's an entertaining travel guide to the minds of great scientists, mystics, and philosophers as she argues convincingly that we really can bring the improbable futures we want for ourselves into reality. Let her alter your consciousness and take you higher!" -Jane Katra, author of The Heart of the Mind and Miracles of Mind (www.janekatra.org) "This is a delightful book. Well written and intensely packed with interesting information. It made my head spin-in a good way!" -Dean Radin, author of The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds (www.deanradin.com) "Amy Lansky's new book is an inspiring and far-ranging investigation of contemporary consciousness research. In her program to spare us from the madness around us, she draws on Rudolf Steiner, Gurdjieff, Rupert Sheldrake, Dean Radin, and many others. She is also encouraging us to explore the transformation of our consciousness as a way to increase our peace of mind, happiness, and what the Buddhists call liberation from the wheel of suffering. Who would not want that?" -Russell Targ, author of Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness (www.espresearch.com)
exploring the evolution of human culture and consciousness
Author: Duane Elgin
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
The author of Voluntary Simplicity balances science with spirituality in a study of human evolution, from the appearance of reflective consciousness to modern communications, and proposes three additional stages to be realized. 25,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Healing, Awakening and Co-Creating with Crystals, Minerals and Gems
Author: Robert Simmons
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Stones and the New Consciousness begins with a new approach to meditation with stones, and to the possibility of conscious relationship with the spiritual beings who express themselves in our world as crystals and minerals. This beautifully designed book examines the most important stones that help accelerate and enhance human evolution. Each entry is illustrated with color photos of exceptional examples. The stones include Moldavite, the extraterrestrial amorphous crystal; Nuummite, the oldest gemstone on Earth; and Circle Stones, the highly energetic Flint found in crop circle formations. Other featured rarities include Nirvana Quartz from the Himalayas and high-vibrational Natrolite from the emerald mines of Russia. Author Robert Simmons includes historical and mythological references for each stone, positing that the fabled Stone of the Holy Grail and the Philosopher’s Stone of the alchemists may have physical counterparts among the materials discussed. Simmons presents practices for deepening one’s awareness of the stones’ gifts—from expanding one’s consciousness, to healing, to fulfilling one’s personal and collective destiny. While emphasizing direct contact with stones, the book also explores crystal energy tools, energy environments, and applications such as stone elixirs and essences that can aid anyone on a spiritual path.
This book describes contemporary woman's search for wholeness in a society in which she has been defined according to masculine values. Drawing upon cultural myths and fairy tales, ancient symbols and goddesses, and the dreams of contemporary women, Murdock illustrates the need for—and the reality of—feminine values in Western culture today.
In Embodied Enlightenment, contemporary spiritual teacher Amoda Maa Jeevan dispels the outdated view of a transcendent enlightenment and instead presents a new, feminine expression of awakened consciousness for all—one that is felt and known through what our everyday lives are made of: our emotions, bodies, intimate relationships, work, and life’s purpose. This book is a direct invitation to awaken in a profound, embodied way, and to participate in a collective evolution that can create a new world. When many of us think of enlightenment, we may envision a life of seclusion and contemplation, transcending the body and worldly attachments, or the achievement of karmic perfection. But what if, rather than something reserved for the mountaintop meditator or sage, the call to awaken is meant for us all? And how can we consciously live that awakening in the midst of our complex, messy, modern lives? Speaking from her own awakened experience, Amoda Maa Jeevan offers a timeless wisdom, busting some of the common myths about enlightenment and addressing topics often excluded from more traditional spiritual conversations—from the connection between consciousness and the body to relationships to planetary health. In addition, she covers the unfamiliar territory of what happens after enlightenment, delving into awakened action, creative expression, and more. There’s an urgency today to evolve beyond humanity’s current ego-based paradigm, and along with it, a unique expression of enlightenment is emerging. With clarity, passion, and grace, Embodied Enlightenment invites you on an exploration of consciousness that embraces both the messiness of your earthly experience and the non-duality of pure awareness, offering guidance on how your daily life can bring you into alignment with a divine destiny of individual and collective awakening.
A historical novel follows the life of Mary Magdalene, detailing her privileged childhood, her prophetic visions, her study in the Great Library of Alexandria, her fascination with John the Baptizer's cousin Yeshu'a, and her role as teacher and advisor to Jesus.