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Cross James Merrill, H. P. Lovecraft, and Carlos Castaneda -each imbued with a twenty-first-century aptitude for quantum theory and existential psychology-and you get the voice of Daniel Pinchbeck. And yet, nothing quite prepares us for the lucidity, rationale, and informed audacity of this seeker, skeptic, and cartographer of hidden realms.
Throughout the 1990s, Pinchbeck had been a member of New York's literary select. He wrote for publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and Harper's Bazaar. His first book, Breaking Open the Head, was heralded as the most significant on psychedelic experimentation since the work of Terence McKenna.
But slowly something happened: Rather than writing from a journalistic remove, Pinchbeck-his literary powers at their peak-began to participate in the shamanic and metaphysical belief systems he was encountering. As his psyche and body opened to new experience, disparate threads and occurrences made sense like never before: Humanity, every sign pointed, is precariously balanced between greater self-potential and environmental disaster. The Mayan calendar's "end date" of 2012 seems to define our present age: It heralds the end of one way of existence and the return of another, in which the serpent god Quetzalcoatl reigns anew, bringing with him an unimaginably ancient-yet, to us, wholly new-way of living.
A result not just of study but also of participation, 2012 tells the tale of a single man in whose trials we ultimately recognize our own hopes and anxieties about modern life.
No other artist has captured the essence of angels and otherworldly spirits as delightfully as Sulamith Wlfing. The Angel Spirits wall calendar makes this hidden world apparent to the naked eye by revealing its beauty and spirituality. The innocence and hope portrayed in each painting act as a balm for the spirit.
Escape to America s most pristine wilderness: picturesque, dramatic, home to a variety of distinctive flora and fauna. Early-morning mist rolling over the waters of Idaho s Winchester Lake, featured on the cover. The craggy orange rock formations of Utah s Monument Valley. The luminous Aurora Borealis above Denali s Alaska Range. Plus the blazing color of the Great Smoky Mountains in autumn. Audubon Nature showcases a dozen full-color portraits capturing breathtaking landscapes and natural treasures, coast to coast. Each month is a jubilant celebration of the power and beauty of nature.
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Author: Chodron, Thubten
Physical Info: 0.47 H x 8.96 L x 6.02 W (0.56 lbs) 160 pages
Buddhism for Beginners covers the most fundamental questions and issues that arise in the minds of modern Western individuals who are new to this tradition of practical spirituality. Written in clear and engaging language, this book presents the Buddhist approach to the fundamental issues and concerns of daily life. Ven. Chodron guides us through the basic tenets of Buddhism, encouraging and instructing us in how to live a more peaceful, mindful and satisfying life. She untangles our confusions and leads us through the most basic aspects of this rich, living spiritual tradition.
Author: Hagen, Steve
Physical Info: 0.51 H x 8.05 L x 5.31 W (0.33 lbs) 176 pages
A Zen priest strips Buddhist teachings of the embellishments they have accumulated over the centuries and presents the original way of the Buddha in everyday, accessible language.