So many books have been written about the meditation side of Zen and the everyday, chop wood/carry water side of Zen. But few books have approached Zen the way that most Japanese actually do--through ritualized arts of discipline and beauty--and perhaps that is why Eugen Herrigel's Zen in the Art of Archery is still popular so long after it first publication in 1953. Herrigel, a philosophy professor, spent six years studying archery and flower-arranging in Japan, practicing every day, and struggling with foreign notions such as "eyes that hear and ears that see." In a short, pithy narrative, he brings the heart of Zen to perfect clarity--intuition, imitation, practice, practice, practice, then, boom, wondrous spontaneity fusing self and art, mind, body, and spirit. Herrigel writes with an attention to subtle profundity and relates it with a simple artistry that itself carries the signature of Zen. --Brian Bruya Learn More
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For the Chinese, the destiny of each individual and the cosmos have always been inextricably linked, and for two thousand years the "Yijing, The Book of Change", has exercised the best minds in the Orient. Richard Bertschinger, author of "The Secret of Everlasting Life" (the first translation of "The Can Tong Qi"), has worked from the classical commentaries to make an up-to-date translation for the modern world. Marriage, business ventures, journeys, military ventures, disputes, world affairs, personal problems, health or money issues, all are grist for the mill of "The Book of Change". Through pondering the lines, studying their poetry, and devoting ourselves to its meaning, the heart of the ancients is clear. We pick up in a way perhaps we never could have conceived of, how to direct our lives. With an introduction that explains the underlying structure and philosophy of "The Book of Change", as well as its history, and a detailed explanation of how to throw the yarrow sticks, or the coins, the novice reader is given everything they need to take their first steps in consulting the ancient oracle, and those already familiar with established translations will find this new translation from the original texts fresh and illuminating. Learn More$39.95
In Writing Spirit, New York Times and internationally best-selling author of 19 books and workbook,s Lynn Andrews, discusses her own journey to become a writer, complete with all of the struggles she has faced along the way. By giving examples from her life and examining specific pieces of her own work, she explores the process of writing from beginning to and imparts her considerable knowledge to novice and experienced writers alike. Not straying from her spiritual roots, Lynn explains how being true to our spirit is the key to fulfillment in our work, whatever our work is. She leads us on a journey to finding the truth within ourselves and teaches what it really means to be a person of power. This book is itself a magical work of art that will inspire the creative genius that is within each and every one of us. Learn More$14.95
John Lennon called himself a working class hero. George Harrison was a working class mystic.Learn More$15.95
If you suffer about your relationship with food -- you eat too much or too little, think about what you will eat constantly or try not to think about it at all -- you can be free. Just look down at your plate. The answers are there. Don't run. Look. Because when we welcome what we most want to avoid, we contact the part of ourselves that is fresh and alive. We touch the life we truly want and evoke divinity itself.
Since adolescence, Geneen Roth has gained and lost more than a thousand pounds. She has been dangerously overweight and dangerously underweight. She has been plagued by feelings of shame and self-hatred and she has felt euphoric after losing a quick few pounds on a fad diet. Then one day, on the verge of suicide, she did something radical: She dropped the struggle, ended the war, stopped trying to fix, deprive and shame herself. She began trusting her body and questioning her beliefs.
It worked. And losing weight was only the beginning.
She wrote about her discoveries in When Food Is Love, her first New York Times bestseller. She gave huge numbers of women their first insights into compulsive eating and she changed huge numbers of lives for the better.
Now, after more than three decades of studying, teaching and writing about what drives our compul-sions with food, Geneen adds a profound new dimension to her work in Women, Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God. But it doesn't stop there. Geneen shows how going beyond both the food and feelings takes you deeper into realms of spirit and soul to the bright center of your own life.
With penetrating insight and irreverent humor, Roth traces food compulsions from subtle beginnings to unexpected ends. She teaches personal examination, showing readers how to use their relationship with food to discover the fulfillment they long for.
Your relationship with food, no matter how conflicted, is the doorway to freedom, says Roth. What you most want to get rid of is itself the doorway to what you want most: the demystification of weight loss and the luminous presence that so many of us call "God."
Packed with revelations on every page, this book is a knock-your-socks-off ride to a deeply fulfilling relationship with food, your body...and almost everything else. Women, Food and God is, quite simply, a guide for life.Learn More$24.00
Wizard of the Upper Amazon is an extraordinary document of the life among a tribe of South American Indians at the beginning of the 20th century. For many readers, the most compelling sections of the book will be the descriptions of the use of Banisteriopsis caapi, the ayahuasca of the Amazon forests. This powerful hallucinogen has long been credited with the ability to transport human beings to realms of experience where telepathy and clairvoyance are commonplace. Manual C?rdova, the narrator of these adventures is a well-known as a healer in Peru.Learn More$17.95
Windhorse Woman, A Marriage of Spirit, Book Six of the Medicine Woman Series. Outside of Kathmandu where the majestic Himalayas thrust their jagged peaks into Nepal’s azure sky, Lynn Andrews begins a new journey. This odyssey of spirit takes her to an ending and a beginning: the completion of the circle of learning first described in Medicine Woman, and the start of another quest for the truth only reached through struggle on the human path. Waiting for her is a precious gift, the marriage to a man who is both spirit and flesh, herself and yet not herself, in a ceremony of love and passion -- the marriage of the male Windhorse and the female Windhorse Woman, which carries an important lesson for us all: 'To fall in love, one must not be afraid to die. If you are afraid of death, you will not live your life.' Learn More$19.99
Who are we?, the fifth book of the Ringing Cedars Series, describes the author's search for real-life 'proofs' of Anastasia's vision presented in the previous volumes. Finding these proofs and taking stock of ongoing global environmental destruction, Vladimir Megre describes further practical steps for putting Anastasia's vision into practice. Full of beautiful realistic images of a new way of living in co-operation with the Earth and each other, this book also highlights the role of children in making us aware of the precariousness of the present situation and in leading the global transition toward a happy, violence-free society. Learn More$15.95
The follow-up to Ingerman's deeply moving, widely acclaimed debut, Soul Retrieval. A leading practitioner of shamanic journeying, Sandra continues her vital lifework by urging readers to let go of blame and guilt and create a more positive future through honesty and compassion. 12 line drawings. Learn More$16.95
SHAMANISM / ECOLOGY"In this time of climate change our planet is asking us to raise our consciousness and awareness and to find a state of peace, balance, and harmony within us. Weather Shamanism is filled with brilliant teachings that will fuel your understanding and insight not only into weather but about life itself."--Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, and How to Heal Toxic ThoughtsWith the growing consensus that global warming is a fact comes the realization that the increasingly violent weather we are experiencing is its chief manifestation. Each storm, each flood, each blizzard seems to break 100-year-old records for both intensity and damage. Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases may be too little, too late. Through a unique blend of anthropological research, shamanic journeys, and personal stories and anecdotes, Nan Moss and David Corbin show how humans and weather have always affected each other, and how it is possible to influence the weather. They present teachings directly from the spirits of weather that show how our thoughts and emotions affect weather energetics. They also reveal the ceremonial and therapeutic aspects of "weather dancing," a practice used to communicate with the weather spirits. Weather Shamanism is about transformation--of ourselves, and thus our world. It is about how we can develop an expanded worldview that honors spiritual realities in order to create a working partnership with the spirits of weather and thereby help to restore well-being and harmony to Earth.NAN MOSS and DAVID CORBIN have been faculty members of Michael Harner's Foundation for Shamanic Studies since 1995 and also teach courses at Esalen Institute inCalifornia and the New York Open Center. They have been researching and teaching the spiritual aspects of weather since 1997 and have a private shamanic practice located in Port Clyde, Maine. Their website is www.shamanscircle.com. Learn More$16.00