A Guide to Embodied Spiritual Awakening (Revised and Expanded)
Author: Judith Blackstone
Publisher: Paragon House
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Enlightenment Process describes the process of enlightenment as the gradual realization of our most subtle dimension of unified, all-pervasive consciousness. It also explains how we uncover our authentic selfhood and embodiment at the same time as we arrive at our spiritual oneness with other people, the world, and cosmos.Using a set of simple but effective meditational and physical exercises for "subtle self" work, Judith Blackstone clearly and expertly indicates the way in which we can deepen our spiritual awareness, develop our capacity for contact with other people, and reconnect with the world. Her lifetime of experience in depth-psychology, bodywork, and Kundalini yoga gives this book a distinctive authority and clarity. This revised and expanded version of The Enlightenment Process is an invaluable guide that will lead readers in navigating the confusing or conflicting teachings on enlightenment. It does this by giving a more comprehensive description of the enlightened state. Anyone who has already started on the spiritual path or has a background in psychotherapy will be able to appreciate The Enlightenment Process more fully as it is a significant contribution to our understanding of the more advanced stages of personal growth. Included in the book are 18 practical exercises that will assist readers on this path to self-awareness.
How it Deepens Your Experience of Self, Body, and Community
Author: Judith Blackstone
Publisher: Element Books, Limited
Using a set of simple but effective meditational and physical exercises for "subtle self" work, Judith Blackstone clearly and expertly indicates the way in which we can deepen our spiritual awareness, develop our capacity for contact with other people and reconnect with the world. Her lifetime of experience in depth-psychology, bodywork and kundalini yoga gives this book a distinctive authority and clarity.
For the genuine spiritual seeker:This book deals with the theory and practice of enlightenment. Real enlightenment is a matter of using the right technique. It is independent from religion and belief. The enlightenment training guide is derived from more than 16 years of spiritual studies and practice.Table of contents:Human Evolution / Nature of God / Human nature / Process of enlightenment / The different kinds of enlightenment / The practice enlightenment / The effects of the training / Balancing meditations / Spiritual development in general/ And much moreâ€¦
Rescuing the Enlightenment from Itself: Critical and Systemic Implications for Democracy presents papers that make the case that good governance is about thinking and practice that can lead to a better balance of social, cultural, political, economic and environmental concerns to ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations. The work is inspired by the thinking of C. West Churchman and forms the first volume in a new series: C. West Churchman’s Legacy and Related Works. The book features contributions from a range of invited authors including Russell L. Ackoff, Ken Bausch, John van Gigch and Norma Romm. The volume is aimed at academics, post-graduate students and members of professional associations working in the fields of systems sciences, public policy and management, politics, and international relations.
The Processes of Spiritual Awakening & Enlightenment
Author: Micheal Harding
Publisher: Independently Published
Most people live their entire lives not knowing that spiritual awakening and enlightenment are the birthright of every single human being ever born on this planet, and can be attained completely outside of orthodoxy and orthopraxy and in a single lifetime. No child in any modern society is taught that they are the best person to lead their own self-healing, awakening and enlightenment, nor are they freely provided with the tools that are available today to do so, the jagged pieces of which are clutched possessively in the hands of orthodoxies and orthopraxies around the world and throughout history.In his short and easy to read book, the author, who is a process specialist, sets out his interpretation of the processes, stages and likely results of spiritual awakening and enlightenment, in the spirit of adding his voice to growing calls and hopes for a planetary awakening.This seventy page book contains a collection of information including definitions, stages, symptoms, warnings and suggestions regarding awakening and enlightenment that the author has collected over the last three decades as well as from recent online scans. Most religious information originates in some way from the big five of religion Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism), with some references to Sufism and Wicca. The main orthopraxy source was Buddha-Dharma, and the author has added supportive information throughout from well-known contemporary and historical minds.Everything was then filtered to remove any religious or organizational editorializing that orthodoxies and orthopraxies must weave into such information, so that what remains is simply information. From there, duplication was eliminated, relevant and common terms, definitions, stages and categories were merged, and modern language and contemporary research findings were added where available and relevant.Those seeking spiritual awakening and enlightenment still must forge their own path and do all the work, but understanding the processes occurring within can make the greatest ride in existence a touch smoother.
Thinking about the Enlightenment looks beyond the current parameters of studying the Enlightenment, to the issues that can be understood by reflecting on the period in a broader context. Each of the thirteen original chapters, by an international and interdisciplinary team of contributors, illustrates the problematic legacy of the Enlightenment and the continued ramifications of its thinking since the eighteenth century. Together, they consider whether modernity can see its roots in the intellectual revolution of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The collection is divided into six sections, preceded by a comprehensive introduction to the field and the most recent scholarship on the period. Across the sections, the contributors consider modern day encounters with Enlightenment thinking, including Kant’s moral philosophy, the conflict between reason and faith, the significance of the Enlightenment of law and the gender inequality that persisted throughout the eighteenth century. By examining specific encounters with the problematic results of Enlightenment concerns, the contributors are able to illuminate and offer new perspectives on topics such as human nature, race, politics, gender and rationality. Drawing from history, philosophy, literature and anthropology, this book enables students and academics alike to take a fresh look at the Enlightenment and its legacy in the modern world.
A Guide Demystifying Spiritual Enlightenment and Showing the Simple Process of Awakening, Using Logical Simplicity
Author: T. Fritz
Appamada is a simply stated and comprehensive guide demystifying spiritual enlightenment and providing guidance for you to understand spiritual Awakening in a more accurate light. This can help you INTEGRATE more Awareness into you and your life and therefore deepen your level of Reality, which can possibly kick-start your own spiritual Awakening. Appamada was written with a partnership between Spirit and Kevin Fritz's Awareness. Appamada cordially invites focused, interested and sincere individuals, who are Aware of their own mental suffering, looking for a way out of their mental suffering and looking for a way to Awaken and live in actual Reality, which is Here and Now. The word, appamada, is sanskrit for focus on internal self-Awareness, heedfulness and mindfulness. It is also historically accepted as the last word Siddhartha Gautama, Buddha, spoke before he died. Don't believe, accept and think the information in Appamada is Reality. Find out for yourself, through your own direct realization, which always happens in the ever-present Moment. Use Appamada to expand and deepen your level of Awareness and help you INTEGRATE more Awareness into you and your life. Your most accurate Self is this entire universe and The One Source, which is creating it! This might sound wondrous, fantastical and maybe a little unbelievable. Appamada shows you a way to find out for yourself. Appamada provides guidance to individuals to help them in their Awakening by helping them answer the question, Who am I. Appamada uses the process of logical simplicity to show you a topic, which is directly in front of your face and in observable Reality, and help you Wake Up into Now! Appamada is the book Kevin would have appreciated reading, as a Seeker. Appamada helps you burn up all of your unnecessary desire for Doings, so when you tire and there are no Doings left to be done, the only thing left is Being. Appamada helps expedite the process or your persistence in folly so you don't run around like a chicken with its head cut off, like Kevin did for thirty-eight years, and bump into obstacles, like Kevin did, and do Doings, which don't need to be done, like Kevin did, repeatedly, like Kevin did. You will inevitably meet The Self. This will always happen Now.
Praise of the Mastery of Nature in Eighteenth-Century Historical Literature
Author: Mr Nathaniel Wolloch
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
The mastery of nature was viewed by eighteenth-century historians as an important measure of the progress of civilization. Modern scholarship has hitherto taken insufficient notice of this important idea. This book discusses the topic in connection with the mainstream religious, political, and philosophical elements of Enlightenment culture. It considers works by Edward Gibbon, Voltaire, Herder, Vico, Raynal, Hume, Adam Smith, William Robertson, and a wide range of lesser- and better-known figures. It also discusses many classical, medieval, and early modern sources which influenced Enlightenment historiography, as well as eighteenth-century attitudes toward nature in general.
The Enlightenment of the late 17th and 18th century is characterized by an emphasis on reason and empiricism . As a major shaping philosophy of Western culture, it had a historical impact on the religious, cultural, academic, and social institutions of 18th century Europe. In this compelling volume, the author explores the lasting impact of Enlightenment thinking on modern Western societies and other democracies. With an interdisciplinary, comparative-historical approach this volume explores the impact of Enlightenment ideals such as liberty, equality, and social justice on current social institutions. Combining sociological theory with concrete examples, the author provides a unique framework for understanding modern cultural development, including a picture of how it would look without this Enlightenment basis. This work provides a multi-faceted approach, including: an historical overview, analysis of the Enlightenment’s influence on modern democratic societies, modern culture, political science, civil society and the economy, as well as exploring the counter-Enlightenment, Post-Enlightenment, and Neo-Enlightenment philosophies.