The Perennial Philosophy: An Interpretation of the Great by Aldous Huxley

By Aldous Huxley

An encouraged amassing of non secular writings that finds the "divine truth" universal to all faiths, gathered by way of Aldous Huxley

"The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be discovered one of the conventional lore of peoples in each quarter of the area, and in its totally constructed varieties it has a spot in each one of the better religions."

With nice wit and wonderful intellect—drawing on a various array of faiths, together with Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the religious ideals of varied spiritual traditions and explains how they're united via a standard human craving to adventure the divine. The Perennial Philosophy contains decisions from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, in addition to the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan booklet of the useless, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, between many others.

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The Mysterious Stranger Manuscripts (2nd Revised Edition) by Mark Twain

By Mark Twain

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Publish 12 months note: First released November 30, 1968

Six years after Mark Twain's demise, Albert Bigelow Paine, the author's literary executor, introduced out a bowdlerized variation of The Mysterious Stranger, which he patched jointly from Mark Twain's 3 unfinished manuscripts, produced, Paine asserted, in the course of a interval of intended artistic paralysis. students have due to the fact that came upon that Paine's variation of the publication was once principally in response to the earliest of these 3 types, onto which Paine then grafted the ultimate bankruptcy of the final model. certainly, Paine replaced such a lot of of the book's necessities that it can't be acknowledged to correctly replicate the author's temper and suggestion at all.

Gibson's quantity, first released in 1969 and now again in print, offered the manuscripts for the 1st time precisely as Mark Twain wrote them. the following the reader is accessible a glimpse of Mark Twain's inventive method on what many critics ponder the best fiction of his later years. whereas the paintings used to be began in 1897 and revised first in 1902 after which in 1908, the 3rd model was once the single manuscript truly titled The Mysterious Stranger. those texts offer a unprecedented chance to watch Mark Twain's sustained literary fight with a valuable theme.

The Texts
>The Chronicle of younger Satan
>Schoolhouse Hill
>No forty four, The Mysterious Stranger
>Marginal Notes
>Working Notes and similar Matter
Explanatory Notes

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Listening to the Heart: A Contemplative Journey to Engaged by Kittisaro, Thanissara

By Kittisaro, Thanissara

Husband and spouse Kittisaro and Thanissara take turns coauthoring chapters during this deeply own dharma booklet exploring the internal perform of meditation in aid of awakening. in the context of the lives of the authors, either monastics of their early life, awakening unfolds as a multifaceted method following the archetypal trip of the hero(ine). touring from innocence to disillusionment in the course of the fields of trials and melancholy that result in adulthood, and eventually to concept and a blessed lifestyles, hearing the center tells the tale of 2 unconventional people who have jointly embraced spirituality because the keystone in their lives.

At the guts of the ebook, via teachings at the nondual nature of truth, we input the "intimacy with all things" as printed in middle Buddhist texts. with no finishing on the target of non-public freedom, Thanissara and Kittisaro inspire us to move past the event of internal peace to embodying knowledge in acts of provider in the international. With a practical appraisal of our present worldwide problem during which sustainability is threatened by way of catastrophic weather swap, the authors inspire a preparedness that allows a aware stability of equanimity and passionate engagement regardless of the final result of our international evolutionary journey.

The guiding shelter for this trip is the Buddha, the historic instructor and--most profoundly--that fast and direct natural information, which all of us can entry. The booklet additionally attracts on teachings and tales of Buddhist masters who're fearless, humorous, and demanding. ultimately we're led into the Mary-like presence of the goddess of mercy, Kuan Yin who, as an excellent archetype inside of Buddhist cosmology, finds the inner most secret of our personal hearts and our means for merciful and compassionate reaction. because the internal means of awakening unfolds, it transforms seekers and their lives, as modeled by means of the authors. It either heals the non-public self in its trip via its wounds and shadows, and but even as dissolves identity with the self. The ebook then ends by way of returning to the simplicity of the authors' basic instructor, Ajahn Chah, together with his encouragement to "Be the Dharma."

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Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of by Anne Fausto-Sterling

By Anne Fausto-Sterling

Why do a little humans desire heterosexual love whereas others fancy a similar intercourse? Is sexual identification biologically decided or a made from conference? during this fantastic and provocative publication, the acclaimed writer of Myths of Gender argues that even the main primary wisdom approximately intercourse is formed by way of the tradition during which medical wisdom is produced.

Drawing on incredible real-life circumstances and a probing research of centuries of clinical study, Fausto-Sterling demonstrates how scientists have traditionally politicized the physique. In energetic and impassioned prose, she breaks down 3 key dualisms - sex/gender, nature/nurture, and real/constructed - and asserts that people born as combos of female and male exist as one among 5 traditional human variations and, as such, shouldn't be compelled to compromise their ameliorations to slot a incorrect societal definition of normality.

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A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan by Traktung Dudjom Lingpa

By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa

Own memoirs aren't unusual in Tibetan Buddhism, yet A transparent reflect offers an strange version: 3 degrees of non secular teachings, conveying outer, internal, and sophisticated facets of knowledge, that supply readers complete entry to the wealthy lifetime of one in every of Vajrayana Buddhism’s most beneficial figures. Dudjom Lingpa (1835–1904) used to be a Tibetan visionary and nice Perfection grasp, or tertön, a revealer of non secular treasures referred to as terma hidden within the Earth and within the minds of disciples. Dujdom Lingpa is well known for his revelations on “refining perception” or Nang Jang, and, via dream yoga, trance, and visions, for transmitting the “mindstream” of a couple of enlightened religious beings, comparable to Sri Singha, Saraha, Vajradhara, and Manjushri, whose knowledge he got and stocks during this ebook.

A transparent reflect
reveals what excessive lamas regard as so much sacred and intimate: religious evolution through the lens of an innermost visionary existence. Lingpa recounts each one step of his personal enlightenment process—from studying tips on how to meditate to the top tantric practices—as he skilled them. A transparent replicate is a non secular event that still contains daily meditation recommendation, designed for the lay reader in addition to the extra professional practitioner, during this evocative unique translation.

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Modernism (Blackwell Guides to Criticism) by Michael H. Whitworth

By Michael H. Whitworth

This advisor is helping readers to interact with the main serious debates surrounding literary modernism. A really appropriate number of key severe works on literary modernism provides a serious heritage from the earliest studies to the latest theoretical tests exhibits how modernist writers understood and built modernism. exhibits how succeeding generations have built these structures and taken new interpretations to undergo at the topic Discusses how modernism pertains to modernity and odernization, and to different literary and cultural activities Texts were chosen for his or her relevance to the questions surrounding modernism, and for his or her accessibility to readers with a constrained wisdom of the modernist canon features a word list and an annotated bibliography.

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Anne Hooper's Kama Sutra by Anne Hoopers

By Anne Hoopers

Tastefully illustrated utilizing reside types. now not pornographic. The vintage positions from the Kama Sutra are made glossy & practical during this variation. enjoyable, horny interpreting for a loving couple on a comfy Saturday evening. if you would like porn, pass in other places. which will see tasteful human illustrations and skim designated factors of varied positions, this publication is for you.

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All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic by Valentina Izmirlieva

By Valentina Izmirlieva

Christians face a conundrum by way of naming God, for if God is unnamable, as theologians retain, he is usually referred to as by way of each identify. His right identify is therefore an open-ended, all-encompassing checklist, a secret the Church embraces in its rhetoric, yet which many Christians have discovered tough to just accept. To discover this clash, Valentina Izmirlieva examines lists of God’s names: one from The Divine Names, the vintage treatise through Pseudo-Dionysius, and the opposite from The seventy two Names of the Lord, an amulet whose heritage binds jointly Kabbalah and Christianity, Jews and Slavs, Palestine, Provence, and the Balkans.             This unforeseen juxtaposition of a theological treatise and a paranormal amulet permits Izmirlieva to bare lists’ rhetorical strength to create order and to operate as either instruments of information and of energy. regardless of the 2 assorted visions of order represented by way of every one checklist, Izmirlieva unearths that their makes use of in Christian perform element to a complementary dating among the existential desire for God’s defense and the metaphysical wish to undergo his endless majesty—a compelling declare certain to galvanize dialogue between students in lots of fields.

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House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home by Mark Richard

By Mark Richard

In this otherworldly memoir of outstanding strength, Mark Richard, an award-winning writer, tells his tale of starting to be up within the American South with a heady Gothic mixture of racial pressure and spiritual fervor.

Called a "special child," Southern social code for mentally--and physically--challenged teenagers, Richard was once crippled via deformed hips and was once informed he could spend his grownup existence in a wheelchair. in the course of his early years in charity hospitals, Richard saw the drama of different damaged boys' lives, young ones from impoverished Appalachia, tobacco kingdom lowlands, and Richmond's poorest neighborhoods. The son of a solitary alcoholic father whose hair-trigger mood terrorized his kin, and of a mom who sought internal peace via fasting, prayer, and scripture, Richard spent his bedridden adolescence withdrawn into the corporate of books.

As a tender guy, Richard, defying either his medical professionals and fogeys, got down to adventure as a lot of the area as he could--as a disc jockey, fishing trawler deckhand, apartment painter, naval correspondent, aerial photographer, deepest investigator, international journalist, bartender and unsuccessful seminarian--before his hips failed him. whereas digging irrigation ditches in east Texas, he found instructor had despatched a narrative of his to the Atlantic, the place it used to be named a winner within the magazine's nationwide fiction contest launching a occupation a lot within the mildew of Jack London and Mark Twain.

A fantastically written and impossible to resist mixture of historical past, travelogue, and private mirrored image, House of Prayer No. 2 is a awesome portrait of a writer's fight together with his religion, the evolution of his artwork, and of spotting one's singularity within the face of painful incapacity. Written with humor and a poetic strength, this memoir is destined to develop into a contemporary classic.

From the Hardcover edition.

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