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by Robin Craig Clark (Goodreads Author)
Inspired by the Upanishads ancient poems tha…more
Inspired by the Upanishads ancient poems that teach pure awareness, this unique book speaks directly to the heart and soul of every reader, revealing a beautiful vision of a perfect world. A love story that transcends all time and space and the illusion of separation, told in simple lyrical style with dazzling illustrations.
This gentle tale weaves together a world of unity where opposites play together in a deep absorption of what is real and what is illusory. Told in four parts: The First Awakening, The Sleeping, The Dreaming and The Reawakening, The Garden mirrors the Upanishads Three States and One Reality: Waking to an outside world, Dreaming in the mind, Dissolving in deep sleep and Awakening to pure awareness.
The condensed narrative contains deeper meanings so designed that each reader needs to think about the words through a sustained process of inner reflection. Each reader will discover many different levels of meaning and this will lead to their own individual "awakening" in The Garden.
The Garden is a parable about the origin of life that gently opens the heart, allowing the reader to experience oneness: a self-realization where feelings, thoughts and perceptions are seen as the ever-changing appearances of awareness itself. Enlightenment is simply the art of being. The art of love. An openness, where everything and nothing are one. The cup and water, though not joined together, they are one. We are all connected to the origin of life. The boundless all. The clear state of being awake. The invisible source of being. Inside us there is peace and happiness. It is our home.
So journey into life, journey into the fullness and perfect presence of oneness and see the wonderful miracle that you already are.
"It is the beautiful illustrations of sacred geometry woven into Celtic patterns and nature's gifts that makes this little book really special. The reader is taken through a love story of the soul and I could not help but think of that other great poem of love by Khalil Gibran, The Garden of The Prophet, as I read through these pages. This is a book to languish over in the quiet of your mind and can be used as an excellent tool for inspiration, illumination and opening of the heart." -- Elizabeth Peru, Insight Publishing
by M.. (Goodreads Author)
The meaning of life used to be simpler. But it turns out we were wrong about a lot of the details. Some of the things biology has discovered recently still fit the original contours, allowing us to understand how once mysterious life processes actually work, often in surprising and ingenious ways that are more awe inspiring than the miracles they replace. Some of these discoveries render old meanings of life completely incoherent. And some will require us to re-imagine the meaning of life in yet to be determined ways.
Kirkus Reviews: “… delves into the concepts of love, empathy and free will, placing humanity squarely within the animal kingdom but never devaluing the power of emotions. He even dives headfirst into a discussion of the long-term ethical and religious ramifications of immortality and artificial life … the kind of book that should be passed from hand to hand in classrooms among students and teachers, read by senators and congressmen, and savored in graduate seminars … A highly relatable, accessible popular-science book.”
Readers' Favorite: “… an exciting read for those who are keen to know more about the meaning and evolution of life and how it works.”
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by Matias Dalsgaard (Goodreads Author)
HOW TO FIND A SENSE OF IDENTITY THAT HAS BEEN LOST IN OUR MODERN, BUSY LIFESTYLES?
"Don't Despair" is a moving…more
HOW TO FIND A SENSE OF IDENTITY THAT HAS BEEN LOST IN OUR MODERN, BUSY LIFESTYLES?
"Don't Despair" is a moving epistolary novel by an upcoming Danish author about urban modern living. It recounts the story of a successful young overachiever, whose world collapses after his wife and child abandon him.
"Instead of throwing yourself into imaginative types of soul-searching, you should quite simply just be who you are, standing exactly where you're standing."
GENRE: Inspirational, Fiction, Personal Transformation
For more info, visit http://pinetribe.com/matias-dalsgaard/ [close]
by Fred Tribuzzo (Goodreads Author)
--Author Bob Livingstone, Flight Adviser for the movie UNBROKEN
I knew at the time of my uncle’s death that something important had been handed down to me—his love of flying. Two months later, at the age of twenty-six, I soloed in the same type of aircraft that he had owned: an unadorned, two-seat Cessna trainer. In twenty years I would be flying at 600 mph and two miles above the other traffic, working for a world-class company in the latest state-of-the-art jet. I believe my uncle would have smiled had he heard the air traffic controller ask us to begin our “reentry,” instead of the standard “descend and maintain….”
Alongside the sky’s drama I began to hear the human one and started to write, letting the happenstance of strangers, friends, new places, and ideas dovetail into American Sky. [close]
by Emmanuel Papadakis (Goodreads Author)
Beyond God is the product of a…more
Beyond God is the product of a scientist's decade-long journey through Eastern and Western philosophy and religion inspired by the dramatic changes in modern science. Beginning from the perspective of secular Western atheism and believing the world is largely as we see it, the author considers the nature of reality more deeply: what science really tells us, what that means for religion and philosophy, and what that implies for how we choose to live. The result is an exploration of the key ideas in religion and philosophy that are compatible with recent scientific developments, which form the basis for a synthesis of Eastern and Western thought on the path to happiness. Beyond God considers the purpose of existence, what science really means for our view of the meaning of life, and how we should live it.
More information on the book is available at: www.beyondgod.co.uk [close]
by Iris R. Campion (Goodreads Author)
by James T. Hansen (Goodreads Author)
I designed this book to be jargon-free, understandable, and engaging. No prior knowledge of philosophical issues is necessary to understand the topics that are presented. Moreover, the text is infused with rich descriptions of my personal, intellectual struggles with fundamental philosophical issues. This autobiographical component makes the book an interesting and engaging read.
Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Encounters with Four Questions about Knowing, Effectiveness, and Truth was the winner of the 2014 Joe and Lucille Hollis Publications Award from the Association for Humanistic Counseling. The Hollis award was established in 1985 to recognize leadership and expertise in publishing in the counseling field that is relevant to the humanistic philosophy in counseling. [close]
by Ha-Joon Chang
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Enter to win an advance copy of the newest work from bestselling author, Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang. ECONOMICS: THE USER'S GUIDE is a concise and expertly crafted guide to economic fundamentals that offers a clear and accurate picture of the global economy and how and why it affects our daily lives. [close]
by Renée Paule (Goodreads Author), G R Hewitt
This is the blurb and it's an accurate description of the contents:
"A straight from the shoulder look at life in which the author asks some awkward questions that we might prefer to swat away like an annoying fly. Questions like: Who am I? What is this life really about? What is the mind? Why do we resist change? These are the questions we lock away in a tall tower like some inconvenient relative whose ‘lost her marbles’ and become an embarrassment to the family. Perhaps you’ve been asking ‘comfortable’ questions and avoiding the hard-hitting ones, preferring to hide away from them and pretending that they don’t exist. We hope that someone, somewhere, will put it all right for us. They won’t!
This book is not for the faint of heart as it brings you face to face with yourself … but not the one you see when you look in the mirror. If you’ve locked yourself up in protective custody and thrown away the key, this book could well pick the lock and let you out again. There’s something wonderful waiting to be discovered if we care to take a look. If you’re prepared to be brutally honest when thinking about the questions raised in this book and to be your own harshest critic, then pop over to the cash desk or place it in your basket online and, go for it. You’re not alone and help is always available … far closer than you can imagine."
by Richard Brookhiser
In FOUNDERS' SON, celebrated historian Richard Brookhiser presents a compelling new biography of Abraham Lincoln that highlights his lifelong struggle to carry on the work of the Founding Fathers. Following Lincoln from his humble origins in Kentucky to his assassination in Washington, D.C., Brookhiser shows us every side of the man: laborer, lawyer, congressman, president; storyteller, wit, lover of ribald jokes; depressive, poet, friend, visionary. And he shows that despite his many roles and his varied life, Lincoln returned time and time again to the Founders. They were rhetorical and political touchstones, the basis of his interest in politics, and the lodestars guiding him as he navigated first Illinois politics and then the national scene.
But their legacy with not sufficient. As the Civil War lengthened and the casualties mounted Lincoln wrestled with one more paternal figure—God the Father—to explain to himself, and to the nation, why ending slavery had come at such a terrible price.
Bridging the rich and tumultuous period from the founding of the United States to the Civil War, FOUNDERS' SON is unlike any Lincoln biography to date. Penetrating in its insight, elegant in its prose, and gripping in its vivid recreation of Lincoln’s roving mind at work, this book allows us to think anew about the first hundred years of American history, and shows how we can, like Lincoln, apply the legacy of the Founding Fathers to our times.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR-
Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and the author of eleven books, including the JAMES MADISON, ALEXANDER HAMILTON, AMERICAN, and FOUNDING FATHER: Rediscovering George Washington. He lives in New York City.
**this giveaway is for advance copies*
by DK Publishing
The second installment in DK's new Heads Up series for teens, Heads Up Philosophy addresses the issues and theories that are…more
The second installment in DK's new Heads Up series for teens, Heads Up Philosophy addresses the issues and theories that are most intriguing and relevant to the curious minds of teens — making a difficult topic easier to comprehend. Questions such as "What is knowledge?" "What is reality?" "What is the mind?" and "What's right and wrong?" are all addressed, offering big ideas, simply explained. Written and designed specifically for the teen market, Heads Up Philosophy combines challenging but clear text with cool graphic illustrations that clarify and explain theories and arguments.
Biography spreads cover the famous quotes of great philosophers including Socrates, Aristotle, Friedrich Nietzsche, Epicurus, Plato, and Thomas Aquinas, while major theories and debates including epistemology, metaphysics, and ideologies are also explained. Heads Up Philosophy also includes case study panels, diagrams, and real world spreads to show how philosophical theories relate to everyday life.
Making a difficult subject more approachable, Heads Up Philosophy is designed to provoke, entertain, and stimulate young minds. [close]
by Hiram Crespo (Goodreads Author)
There is a huge body of interdisciplinary research that vindicates the teachings of Epicurus, which calls for an update to how they're presented. This includes not just research by social scientists but also in fields as varied as diet and neuroplasticity. Tending the Garden weaves this science of happiness into the doctrine and calls for a 21st Century adaptation of ancient Hellenistic wisdom.
by David V. Gaggin
This recently published book is intended to meet the needs and interests of a broad audience and is especially appropriate for people who are seekers and question the present scientific and religious worldviews. It will be of particular interest to those who:
• are having trouble dealing with disease or the death of someone close;
• have irrational phobias;
• think life unfairly discriminates against them;
• are often depressed;
• are simply curious about who they are and why they are living this life.
“The Endless Journey” helps answer these and many other common questions. The answers to life’s mysteries and the solution to all our problems are right in front of us; but we don’t see them because we are so focused on the material world. Although the true nature of the cosmos is disguised by the material world, it can be discovered by anyone through effort.
The scientific or religious skeptic will find new perspectives to consider. The novice seeker will find key concepts that can be used as a spiritual foundation for a solid belief system. The seasoned seeker will find subtleties that will help him tie a consistent set of beliefs together. The highly sophisticated seeker will find pathways that can be followed to unlock even greater truths. No matter what their level, all seekers of knowledge and wisdom will gain from reading this book.
by Neil Gevisser (Goodreads Author)
by Eric Kaplan
Metaphysics isn’t ordinarily much of a laughing matter. But in the hands of acclaimed comedy writer and scholar Eric Kaplan, a search for the truth about old St. Nick becomes a deeply insightful, laugh-out-loud discussion of the way some things exist but may not really be there. Just like Santa and his reindeer.
Even after we outgrow the jolly fellow, the essential paradox persists: There are some things we dearly believe in that are not universally acknowledged as real. In Does Santa Exist? Kaplan shows how philosophy giants Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein strove to smooth over this uncomfortable meeting of the real and unreal—and failed. From there he turns to mysticism’s attempts to resolve such paradoxes, surveying Buddhism, Taoism, early Christianity, Theosophy, and even the philosophers at UC Berkeley under whom he studied. Finally, this brilliant comic writer alights on—surprise—comedy as the ultimate resolution of the fundamental paradoxes of life, using examples from The Big Bang Theory, Monty Python’s cheese shop sketch, and many other pop-culture sources.
Finally Kaplan delves deeper into what this means, from how our physical brains work to his own personal confrontations with life’s biggest questions: If we’re all going to die, what’s the point of anything? What is a perfect moment? What can you say about God? Or Santa? [close]
by Eran Dror (Goodreads Author), John Cox
--John Chancellor, Amazon Vine Voice
Uncertainty. Vulnerability. Death. Hard Truths have a secret power over us: We'd rather ignore them. Like a virus in our mental software, they operate on the seams that bind the rational and the emotional, and that's where they trap us. By running away we become their slaves. Only by accepting them can we become free.
This book is an attempt to help you confront these realities of life. It catalogues some of the most universally known but universally resisted Hard Truths in a fun and non-threatening format. Like a pre-flight checklist, it will help you review these truths whenever you need to. Accepting them fully? That's entirely up to you.
A perfect graduation gift, the book features:
- 16 Hard Truths
- 16 Gorgeous Illustrations
- 48 Self-Evaluation Questions
- 17 Recommended Books & Talks [close]
by Meera Lee Patel (Goodreads Author)
by G.C. Huxley (Goodreads Author)
If you gained the Meaning of Life... what then? Reaching our dreams, the pinnacle of h…more
If you gained the Meaning of Life... what then? Reaching our dreams, the pinnacle of human aspirations. Go to school, grow up, work and die. Fairytales. Grunge.
Em hopes her life will turn out like a fairytale, but worries that it will be as pointless as grunge music warns. Moving to a seaside town during the 1990's, at a new high school she meets Eido, a boy that appears to have what she seeks the most.
SUPERUNKNOWN is an existentialist absurdist novella, from an author who loves telling tales combining both philosophy and adventure. Tackling deep questions dear to readers of all ages, it is a tale of the human search for meaning, and of someone who might just know an answer...
* Retrieved 13 July 2014 [close]
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