By Ellen Gunter, Ted Carter
Our earliest mythologies let us know all of us commence as a little of dust. those tales hold a profound message: each one folks is born with a deep and abiding connection to the earth, person who many folks have misplaced contact with. The Silent Spring for today's environmental activists, this publication bargains a call for participation to reestablish our courting with nature to fix our broken setting.
Chapter 1 examines the threats to the planet's future health during the lens of the human power procedure often called the chakras, describing how the damaged first chakra pertains to our disconnection from our biosphere.
Chapter 2 exhibits how our present environmental crises--global warming, weather swap, dwindling water assets, usual failures equivalent to wildfires and hurricanes--represent critical manifestations of our disconnection from the earth.
Chapter three describes how the preponderance of oil in our culture--especially agribusiness--compounds this disconnection, from our dependence on different international locations for our power, to present problems with oil depletion, height oil, and fracking, to the dumbing down of our agricultural polyculture.
Chapter four explains how the main uncomplicated development blocks of our nourishment--seeds--are being compromised with a lack of biodiversity and upward thrust of GMOs, and the way that adversely impacts the farmers whose sacred connection to the land has in lots of circumstances been severed.
Chapter five describes the ways that we as participants can start to get up to weather activism as a religious perform. This bankruptcy contains particular actions so that you can use to enforce swap and heal your individual connection to the earth. by way of studying and working towards ritual and knowing the earth's rhythms and seasonal rites of passage, each one folks can locate certain how one can heal our personal connections and aid others heal theirs.
Chapter 6 brings to existence Goethe's knowledge: "Knowing isn't sufficient; nor is being keen. We needs to do," by means of supplying techniques and assets for exploring how each one folks can locate our personal Earth Calling, then anchoring that calling with the single strength that ignites swap: motion.
“I wish you to be wealthy in each real way – fabric, mental, religious. i need you to reside the richest existence that has ever been lived at the earth.”--Osho
The Osho lifestyles necessities sequence makes a speciality of an important questions within the lifetime of the person. every one quantity comprises undying and always-contemporary investigations and discussions into questions very important to our own look for which means and goal, concentrating on questions particular to our internal existence and caliber of existence.
Fame, Fortune, and Ambition examines the indications and psychology of preoccupations with funds and star. the place does greed come from? Do values like competitiveness and ambition have a spot in bringing innovation and confident switch? Why do celebrities and the rich appear to have rather a lot impact on the earth? Is it actual that money can’t purchase happiness? those questions are tackled with a viewpoint that's thought-provoking, surprising--and fairly proper to our bothered financial times.
Fame, Fortune, and Ambition contains an unique speak through Osho on DVD. This visible part permits the reader to adventure the direct knowledge and humor of Osho immediately from the resource.
By Fritz Graf
Attention-grabbing texts written on small gold capsules that have been deposited in graves supply a special resource of knowledge approximately what a few Greeks and Romans believed in regards to the destiny that awaited them after demise, and the way they can impact it. those texts, relationship from the past due 5th century BCE to the second one century CE, were a part of the scholarly debate on historic afterlife ideals because the finish of the 19th century. fresh unearths and research of the texts have reshaped our realizing in their goal and of the perceived afterlife. The capsules belonged to people who have been initiated into the mysteries of Dionysus Bacchius and relied seriously upon myths narrated in poems ascribed to the legendary singer Orpheus. After delivering the Greek textual content and a translation of all of the on hand capsules, the authors examine their function within the mysteries of Dionysus, and current an overview of the myths about the origins of humanity and of the sacred texts that the Greeks ascribed to Orpheus. similar old texts also are appended in English translations. offering the 1st book-length variation and dialogue of those enigmatic texts in English, and their first English translation, this booklet is vital to the learn of historic Greek faith.
By Sorita d'Este
Practitioners of Wicca name at the Gods of our ancestors of their rites, they practice rituals to mark the altering seasons of the 12 months and have fun the Gods within the mild of the whole Moon. Wicca offers a process of magick, spirituality and mysticism which permits each one person to increase their personal courting with the Gods and the realm round them. in the direction of the Wiccan Circle used to be born out of the highly regarded Avalonia homestudy process an analogous identify. It used to be designed via skilled coven leaders to supply a established process learn for those who have an interest in Wicca and who are looking to discover the foremost rules and practices of the culture through themselves ahead of creating a dedication. Likewise, it will gain people who are operating by way of themselves and who're trying to construct a high-quality starting place from which to additional discover the culture, without or with others. This completely sensible self-study path offers a very good advent to Wicca as a secret culture in seven classes, each one protecting a key element of the ideals and practices, those are: Lesson 1 - Paganism, Witchcraft & Wicca Lesson 2 - Magick: in the direction of an figuring out Lesson three - The Gods & Goddesses Lesson four - The 4 parts Lesson five - the days Of Magick - Cycles of Nature Lesson 6 - Sacred area Lesson 7 - Initiation & Rites Of Passage in the course of the publication, functional exercises,meditations and straightforward ceremonies are supplied, including feedback for extra examining. you'll find out about the background, while exploring the practices and deepening your realizing of the 4 components and the wildlife, while workout your visualisation abilities and construction in your knowing of the culture via an experiential technique.
By Rob MacGregor
There are indicators all over, pointing easy methods to a greater existence, if you happen to understand how to learn them. when you realize the symptoms, you will start to see the plan the universe has mapped out for you. within the 7 secrets and techniques of Synchronicity, you will see why there's no such factor as accident – and the way your lifestyles could be the higher for it. Synchronicity is the common language of transformation – and its secrets and techniques show how one can reside a lifestyles wealthy in fulfilment, that means and beauty. The 7 secrets and techniques of Synchronicity will persuade you of the facility of synchronicity with:
In this outstanding e-book, authors Trish and Rob MacGregor exhibit the seven secrets and techniques that let you recognize synchronicity whilst it happens...
By Dawn E Bastian
This revealing paintings introduces readers to the mythologies of local americans from the U.S. to the Arctic Circle-a wealthy, advanced, and numerous physique of lore, which is still much less widely recognized than mythologies of alternative peoples and areas. In thematic chapters and encyclopedia-style entries, Handbook of local American Mythology examines the characters and deities, rituals, sacred destinations and items, ideas, and tales that outline mythological cultures of assorted indigenous peoples. via tracing the traditions way back to attainable and following their evolution from iteration to new release, Handbook of local American Mythology bargains a special viewpoint on local American background, tradition, and values. It additionally indicates how imperative those traditions are to modern local American lifestyles, together with the continued fight for land rights, monetary parity, and repatriation of cultural estate. With greater than forty images, illustrations, and maps, here's the main finished and available creation to the mythological background of local North american citizens to be had in a single quantity.
By Marcia Masino
Most sensible Tarot Practices is a accomplished method of educating every little thing you must comprehend to learn the playing cards for private perception and non secular progress, for your self and others. utilizing a style that blends glossy questions and solutions with cutting edge routines and encourages instinct, Masino empowers the reader to discover their very own inner most reference to all the playing cards, fostering a long-lasting and deeply own dating with the characters and emblems in the deck. not like many different starting tarot books, top Tarot Practices focuses not only on the best way to learn the playing cards, but additionally on the best way to develop into a winning tarot reader--including tips on how to deal with tough questions and messages in a interpreting, how one can care for needy, grasping, or superstitious seekers, and the way to make each one analyzing actual and private for the seeker. most sensible Tarot Practices bargains a step by step method of figuring out the tarot, from the 4 fits and the court docket playing cards to the key Arcana to studying new spreads that supply tips in changing into your individual tarot grasp. top Tarot Practices teaches readers how one can belief what they already comprehend and the way to percentage that wisdom via examining the playing cards for others.
By Lizanne Henderson
Taking an interdisciplinary standpoint, Witchcraft and folks trust within the Age of Enlightenment represents the 1st in-depth research of Scottish witchcraft and witch trust post-1662, the interval of intended decline of such ideals, an age which has been often called the 'long eighteenth century', coinciding with the Scottish Enlightenment. The past due 17th and early eighteenth centuries have been surely a interval of transition and redefinition of what constituted the supernatural, on the interface among people trust and the philosophies of the discovered. For the latter the eradication of such ideals equated with development and civilization yet for others, resembling the religious, witch trust was once a question of religion, such that worry and dread of witches and their craft lasted way past the period of the most important witch-hunts. This research seeks to light up the individuality of the Scottish event, to evaluate the influence of enlightenment idea upon witch trust, and to appreciate how those ideals operated throughout all degrees of Scottish society.
By Eliezer Sobel
Suffused with a special model of irreverent humor, this account remembers the autobiographical explorations of the main major replacement groups, ashrams, professionals, shamans, and consciousness-raising seminars of the previous forty years. Serving as a human guinea pig for plenty of of the preferred state-of-the-art, New Age, human-potential, and non secular experiments, Eliezer Sobel recounts intercontinental adventures in India, Israel, Brazil, and Haiti. From Primal remedy to the Dalai Lama, this perceptively witty research comprises brushes with cults, wild experiments with intercourse and psychedelics, and encounters with visionary authorities and modern madmen.
By Rosemary Clark
In The Sacred Magic of historical Egypt, Rosemary Clark offers a complete advisor to a contemporary perform of historic Egyptian theurgy. incorporated are day-by-day rituals, annual ceremonies, and the founding of a temple culture for both the only real practitioner or a meeting of celebrants. the size of Sacred Science-esoteric structure, cosmic resonance, and magical practice-are defined intimately and verified in a software for functional, daily use. real and richly special, this guidebook additionally:
- provides appealing rituals patterned on old Egyptian texts for contemporary initiates
- Serves as a superb reference on many elements of the Egyptian mysteries that experience now not been obtainable in other places
- encompasses a entire repertoire of old hymns, litanies, spells, and ceremonies that permits for analyzing within the historic tongue
input the undying realm of Egyptian sacred ritual. Experience for your self the last word consciousness of old Egyptian spirituality-the assumption of divine wisdom and grace.