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Andean Awakening

Andean Awakening: An Inca Guide to Mystical Peru
By Jorge Luis Delgado and MaryAnn Male

In Peru, descendants of the Inca call this time the Pachakuti, ‘the return of the light’ after 500 years of darkness. Peru is said to be the “morning of the new sun” – the portal through which rays of the new light will begin to awaken humanity to a new consciousness. In this illustrated guidebook, Peru’s premiere spiritual tour guide, Jorge Delgado, takes the reader on a trip of discovery through the most powerful and mystical places on earth – Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and the magical Inca doorway of Aramu Muru. Delgado opens the door to his mystical homeland as he describes his own journey of awakening and packs his personal narrative with fascinating details about Peru, its history, culture, mythos and magic. Delgado is our personal Quechua – a bridge person who helps others to cross from one state of conscious to another.

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Following the Path

Following the Path: The Search for a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Joy
By Sister Joan Chittister

This book is meant to give someone in the process of making a life decision at any age—in early adulthood, at the point of middle-age change and later, when we find ourselves at the crossroads without a name—some ideas against which to pit their own minds, their own circumstances. Its purpose, as they wrestle with the process of trying to find and follow their own special call at this new stage of life, is to both provoke thinking and to clarify it. —Joan Chittister

In our modern and mobile society, the range of answers to the questions “What am I supposed to do with my life?” and “How do I know when I’ve found my purpose?” can seem endless and overwhelming. Following the Path by Sister Joan brings the insights of her years of teaching and contemplation to bear on this issue, providing readers with a new way forward. Through her examination of spiritual calling and gifts, change and discernment, she leads readers home to the place where, finally, we know we fit, where we are the fullest of ourselves and a gift to the world, a timely and much needed message that many will be happy to hear.

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Life Visioning

Life Visioning: A Transformative Process for Activating Your Unique Gifts and Highest Potential
By Michael Bernard Beckwith

Why have you been given this singular treasure that is your life—and how will you use it? What is the purpose for the unique blend of gifts, skills, experiences, and perspectives that you alone possess? To support you in answering these questions and living in sync with your inner calling, Michael Bernard Beckwith presents Life Visioning-an essential companion for anyone seeking to accelerate their spiritual evolution.

Michael Beckwith created the Life Visioning Process to be a transformational technology for applying deep inquiry and spiritual practice to enable the growth, development, and unfoldment of your soul.

He details the process in its entirety, with invaluable insights and meditations to help you each step of the way, including:

  • The four stages of consciousness: Victim, Manifester, Channel, and Being—the characteristics of each stage, and how we move through them
  • The dance of co-creation—establishing the balance between effort and surrender
  • Where powerful intentions come from, and why they are much greater than self-serving desires
  • The “dark night of the soul”—a guide for navigating the uncertain transition between stages of consciousness

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Spiritual Liberation

Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential
By Michael Bernard Beckwith

Michael Beckwith teaches that inner spiritual work, not religiosity or dogma, liberates us. He draws on a wide spectrum of ancient wisdom teachers such as Jesus the Christ and Gautama the Buddha; contemporary spiritual luminaries Thich Nhat Hanh, Sri Aurobindo, and the Dalai Lama; and Western contributors to the New Thought tradition of spirituality such as Emanuel Swedenborg, Walter Russell, and Dr. Howard Thurman to create a profound new belief synthesis.

Either read silently or aloud, Spiritual Liberation can be included during meditation or prayer. Each chapter includes an affirmation that distills its core concepts into a sentence or two for the reader to easily practice throughout the day. Beckwith’s personal and touching accounts guide the practitioner to integrate and activate the intrinsic gifts of divinity into everyday life.

The core concepts of Beckwith’s teachings are cohesively conceived and convincingly stated.

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The Parallel Sayings

Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings
By Richard Hooper

In this fascinating volume, theologian and philosopher Richard Hooper reveals the common spiritual threads of the world’s great religious traditions.

The hundreds of sayings attributed to Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and Lao Tzu are organized into topics such as, “Enlightenment and Liberation” and “The I Am”, including a preface with a powerful message that will touch the hearts of all who seek the truth within their own beliefs. Edited from over 50 ancient texts, the sayings and assembled into four columns to chow the common thread running through them.

When you read this book you will h old in your hands some of the greatest spiritual wisdom the world has ever known.

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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
by Deepak Chopra

The subheading of this book “the Fulfillment of your Dreams” is quite a fascinating concept. This best-selling author guides the reader down a path of ‘success’, outlining principles and disciplines bound to help anyone reach a higher spiritual plane. This book shows you how to discover and unleash your ‘true’ self by breaking away from fear-based thinking (seeking approval of our actions/ needing to control /and a need for power are all fear-based methods of thinking). In fact, readers are urged to break away from the ‘Pavlov effect’ by resisting conditional reflexive responses triggered by circumstances out of one’s control. Mr. Chopra goes on to explain that most people spend the majority of their energy convincing or persuading others of their point of view. He asks the reader to understand that what they are feeling is not someone else’s fault instead one should take responsibility for one’s own thoughts and actions.

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The Heart of Buddha's Teaching

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
by Thich Nhat Hanh

The best book on Buddhism I have ever read. Thich Nhat Hanh presents the essential teachings of Buddhism in a way that really makes it come alive. The way he presents the four noble truths and eight-fold path are written with a minimum of fuss and jargon. He points out the mutations Buddhism experienced in its oral transmission over the centuries. His argument for critical thinking while reading Buddhist texts is very important reminder that errors in transmission do exist. The material displays not only his intellectual ability as a scholar but also his incredible compassion. He doesn’t just write about Buddhism, he lives it.

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No Death, No Fear

No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life
by Thich Nhat Hanh

This wonderful teacher talks to us in this book about emptiness, a wonderful concept we are all learning in our own time. In it, he clearly states examples of emptiness or impermanence in ways that are directly the result of his own experience and observation. One gets the sense that he has shown us some truth about death and life, and how they interlink and come together in a ballet of pictures and words. He writes with true wisdom, and the only result is, indeed, comfort.

The spiritual life requires discipline. It requires a sense of purpose, and perhaps, motivation. But one thing I know is that it is not unbearable and uncomfortable as many would have you believe. Through his unique teachings, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us that there is no end and no beginning to things.

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Living Buddha, Living Christ

Living Buddha, Living Christ
by Thich Nhat Hanh and Elaine Pagels

This is a great book for thinking about the shared spiritual essence of Buddhism and Christianity. When those of different faiths disagree, they do so on points of dogma. About charity, compassion, or love, there is no disagreement, especially when these are manifest qualities of a spiritual life. Thus “the letter kills, but the spirit gives life”. This is a book primarily about the spiritual life, and the unity thereof, although it also discusses the similarities and differences of specific teachings of Buddha and Christ.

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Spiritual Solutions

Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life’s Greatest Challenges
by Deepak Chopra

In his latest, Deepak gives an overview of how to consider our difficulties from a spiritual vantage point, directing us to find deeper patterns and to regard our problems as challenges which are opportunities for spiritual growth. He then considers the four major areas of challenge in most of our lives (Relationships, Health and Well-Being, Success, and Personal Growth). Then the bulk of the book is focused on answering questions from readers who have written him, followed by guidance on becoming your own spiritual light.

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A New Earth

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
by Eckhart Tolle

Tolle describes ancient truths and applies them to life in the 21st century in a way that is inspiring and comforting. I took away from this book three simple, yet profound ideas. First and foremost, Tolle believes that we are all connected to each other and that everything we do matters and has an impact on our world. His second idea lies in the power of listening: he suggests that if we can quiet our egos long enough to truly listen, it is possible to feel a sacredness and inner harmony where everything has its perfect place. And lastly, the author speaks of the power of awareness. The moment you notice a pattern of behavior that is no longer working for you, you are a success.

We humans as a species are evolving to the next level of being where awareness of the unmanifested and the ego will be more balanced and as a result the insanity we see all over the planet will start to dissipate revealing The New Earth which is already there.

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The Power of Now

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle

It is not always easy to let go of cherished beliefs and practices, but ultimately it is the only thing you can do if you really want freedom. Tolle shows how conditioned we have become in a gentle and easy manner, leading you by the hand all the way to the door of freedom. But it is up to each one of us to open that door. At first you may spend only moments of clock time in the sweetness of the now. If you keep at it you will become more skillful in accessing the now, and you will find yourself dwelling there for extended periods of clock time. And then upon reflection you will realize the peace that is always available – that we ARE peace.

So, are you willing to see what life will be like without a mind and ego to steer your every move, as you have been so conditioned to do all your life? (and if you are, don’t worry, you will always have access to the mind and ego). Are you willing to let go of everything and to simply BE and let life unfold naturally? (it will anyway, but not resisting it reveals the peace that underlies all phenomena). Be here now… it’s the only place and time to be.

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Everyday Grace

Everyday Grace
by Marianne Williamson

This book teaches how to change the world by dealing with the little things in life from a spiritually enlightened perspective. You may not be able to change the world today, but you can change your personal world and the personal world of those around you right now. Instead of snarling at the nasty checkout person you can instead give them a smile. Instead of thinking of them as this or that, why not see them as beautiful souls who need love and prayer? The result will be inner peace, and in the long run, world peace.

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A Return to Love

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
by Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is, arguably, the most visible expert on the Foundation for Inner Peace’s “A Course in Miracles” — a scripture-like text that, quite simply, aims to remove “the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance.” Williamson reduces & rearticulates the message(s) from the “Course” into a language that is more accessible, concise, & personable. She drives home the idea that love is everywhere — love is God — love is real — and that living a life in the absence of love makes for an unhappy, unrewarding, & empty life.

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Soul Stories
by Gary Zukav

Using the concept of “authentic power”, Zukav shows how this new understanding of power is transforming us into “universal humans”. We are “souls wearing Earth suits”. Soul Stories is filled with anecdotes as well as the story of his personal evolution. Imbued with psychological and spiritual insight – and wonderfully readable – this book is for everyone who wants to live a life that is conscious, responsible, and fulfilling.

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Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1)
by Neale Donald Walsch

In this dialogue with God, Walsch explores life, the universe, and our personal relationship with God.

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Conversations With God: An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 2)
by Neale Donald Walsch

Resuming the dialogue where Book 1 left off, this book moves from personal issues to more global and political concerns. Included are questions about the nature of time and space and human sexuality, as well as geophysical and geopolitical considerations of worldwide implication.

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Conversations With God: An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 3)
by Neale Donald Walsch

The sequal to the bestselling Books 1 and 2 of Conversations With God, this powerful and inspirational dialogue expands as readers enter into an adventurous exploration of life, gain a better understanding of the universe, and fully develop a personal relationship with God.

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A Year to Live: How to Live this Year as if it were Your Last
by Stephen Levine

This book offers a program of strategies and powerful guided meditations to guide us through this year – as if it were our last. This book reminds us to live each moment, each hour, each day mindfully, as if it were all that was left.

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The Secret Language of Symbols: A Visual Key to Symbols and Their Meanings
by David Fontana

From the I Ching and the Chakras to the Tarot and the Zodiac, this credible, highly readable, and vividily illustrated encyclopedic volume traces the origins and evolution of hundreds of symbols and symbol systems that have impacted human culture, history, art, and psychology since the dawn of time. While symbolism detail is brief, it does enough to spark the interest to want more.

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The Mission of Art
by Alex Grey, Ken Wilber

The author’s mission is nothing less than the transformation of our ‘depleted world’ through art that supports the evolution of human consciousness. He discusses the lives and works of artists throughout history, and his own journey, as examples of the higher mission of art.

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The Secret Language of the Stars & Planets: A Visual Key to the Heavens
by Geoffrey Cornelius, Paul Devereux

In this stunning guide–the first illustrated book of its kind–science, mysticism, and ancient beliefs intertwine to explore the conundrums of the cosmos. Drawing from astronomy, astrology, archaeology, and the occult, The Secret Language of the Stars and Planets delves into the celestial enigmas that have beguiled laypeople and scientists for centuries.

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The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy
by Manly P. Hall

This is an encyclopedic outline of the Western esoteric tradition. This magnificently designed volume integrates more than 600 sources on the Western wisdom traditions, including full color plates and illustrations from rare occult works. It is a must for every serious student of mystical philosophy.

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The Secret Language of the Mind: A Visual Inquiry into the Mysteries of Consciousness
by David Cohen

What’s the significance of a Freudian slip? Is there a difference between men’s and women’s brain chemestry? Does hypnosis really work? The Secret Language of the Mind explores in fascinating detail the intriguing and ongoing mysteries about why and who we are.

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It’s a Meaningful Life: It Just Takes Practice
by Bo Lozoff

In this handbook, spiritual activist Bo Lozoff teaches that happiness is not to be found in our consumerist society, but in a shared commitment to inward spirituality and community service. This book will inspire everyone who is as concerned with helping others, as with their own personal improvement.

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Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

A thoughtful, comprehensive, literary reference to the sacred in everyday life. This book consists of thought provoking and heartwarming readings centered around various central themes–from grace and relationships to place and devotion–this book serves as a guide for anyone seeking communion with the world and care of the soul. Contributors include such contemporary authors as Maya Angelou, Barbara Kingsolver, Linda Hogan, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Diane Ackerman, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Thomas Moore, and Robert Coles, in addition to such historical figures as Thomas Aquinas, Albert Camus, Helen Keller and Leo Tolstoy.

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How We Choose To Be Happy-The Nine Choices of Extremely Happy People-Their Secrets, Their Stories
by Rick Foster and Greg Hicks

Happy people – those with “a profound, enduring feeling of contentment, capability and centeredness” – have quite a few things in common. They take responsibility for their actions, see problems as opportunities, are open to life’s possibilities, and give without expecting a “return,” among other things. The authors explore how together such attitudes create a synergy that leads to happiness and show how you can adopt them, too.

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God Is At Eye Level: Photography As A Healing Art
by Jan Phillips

Jan Phillips brilliantly guides the reader through the steps that must all come together in order to transform an ordinary image into a charged work of art. Her ideas will instill the importance of surrounding oneself with those people and things that make you smile. In the process, her book will unlock the creativity that may have been pushed aside to attend to the more mundane aggravations of daily life. This book is a lovely, healing, inspiring experience.

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Small Graces: The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life
by Kent Nerburn

Kent Nerburn writes graciously and gracefully about life’s smallest and most-taken-for granted joys. As he says, “We dream our lives in grand gestures, but we live our lives in small moments.” In this beautifully eloquent book, Nerburn shares brief stories that illuminate those moments, showing us the true joy available in our ordinary, everyday lives. ‘Small Graces’ show us how to look again at the gifts that abound in our world – from the magic of clouds to the eloquence of silence. This is a book to keep nearby, to read and re-read, and to give away.

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Prayers for a Thousand Years
Elizabeth J. Roberts (Editor), Elias Amidon (Editor)

In Prayers for a Thousand Years, the editors have collected hundreds of wishes, blessings, stories, and challenges-almost all written especially for this volume-from a diverse group of distinguished international contributors. Spiritual teachers, poets and activists, political leaders, youth, artists and visionaries-all are joined together here for the first time, sharing their personal appeals for peace and understanding. Organized around timeless themes, this book assembles more than 250 millennial benedictions by prominent spiritual leaders and visionaries from around the world. More than just a toast to the new millennium, the prayers and inspirational writings in this anthology express”what matters most to us.

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A Home for the Soul: A Guide for Dwelling with Spirit and Imagination
by Anthony Lawlor

Perceiving and creating a home that uplifts the soul is the purpose of this book that invites readers to discover the abode of inspiration and delight hidden within their homes. Proceeding from kitchen to bedroom to garden, explaining how rooms and spaces can be arranged to harmonize with one’s deepest self, Lawlor gives creative, practical suggestions for decorating, renovating and even building houses and apartments that will nurture the spirit. 150 photos, 75 in color.

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The New American Spirituality: A Seeker’s Guide
by Elizabeth Lesser

As cofounder of the innovative Omega Institute in New York State, Lesser is in a unique position to assess the current state of spirituality in the U.S. The Omega Institute has offered teachings from a cornucopia of religious, scientific, and artistic disciplines. To map this complex of perspectives, she describes the four landscapes anyone embarking on a spiritual journey must traverse: the landscapes of the mind, the heart, the body, and the soul. The guides she’s chosen to help her cross these terrains include the Sufi teacher Pir Vilayat, Teilhard de Chardin, Joseph Campbell, and Thich Nhat Hanh. There is also meditation exercises and straightforward advice.

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The Story of Yew
by Guido Mina di Sospiro

This is the story of a tree, one that saw a thousand winters before the Vikings came to America. She is a tree with access to the consciousness and memories of all other trees, and even to her own race memory, which is that of the first tree that grew on Earth. This is the Story of Yew, oldest of the old. And because her story becomes intimately entwined with humankind, it is also the Story of You.

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The Bridge of Stars: 365 Prayers, Blessings, and Meditations from Around the World
by Marcus Braybrooke (Editor)

In this beautifully illustrated volume, an interfaith leader collects prayers and contemplative passages of poetry and prose from around the world. There are selections from the Upanishads and the Psalms, Walt Whitman, Martin Luther King, Jr., and more; prayers for rising and retiring, forgiveness and thanksgiving, and celebrating the divine.

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No More Secondhand Art: Awakening the Artist Within
by Peter London

The author offers exercises and inspiration for releasing our inherent creativity as an instrument of personal transformation for artists, art students, and people who think they can’t draw a straight line but want to explore the joys of creative expression.

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Meditations for Living in Balance: Daily Solutions for People Who Do Too Much
by Anne Wilson, Ph.D. Schaef

This author shares her insight and humor with us, who feel overwhelmed by life’s juggling act: the struggle to balance work, relationships, children, finances, and more. Her fresh, practical meditations will help you seek and find balance and joy every day of the year. Use the index to find a meditation that fits a particular need – or go day by day on a yearlong journey of healing and harmony.

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Original Self: Living with Paradox and Originality
by Thomas Moore

Our author offers us a powerful guide to rediscovering our original self – the core person in each of us “who came into this world full of possibility and destined for joyful unveiling,” only to get lost in acquired notions of who and how we should be. To help us reconnect with that core, there are 50 short meditations sparked by sometimes unorthodox thoughts and by apt quotations from provocative thinkers. This is Moore at his most personal and pointed, encouraging us to live with passion, purpose, and authenticity – and helping us find the way.

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The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor
by Gail McMeekin, M.S.W.

Sparked by her own search for inspiration, the author set out to interview some of today’s most dynamic women. This book shares the results of her research, offering 12 simple practices that any woman can use to make the most of her creativity.

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Expect the Unexpected (Or You Won’t Find It): A Creativity Tool Based on the Ancient Wisdom of Heraclitus
by Roger Von Oech, George Willett (Illustrator)

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus was the first “creativity teacher”. In this book, Von Oech uses 30 of Heraclitus’s pithy and paradoxical epigrams as creativity exercises–accompanied by mental puzzles, anecdotes, and questions to approach problems in a fresh manner. He explains his premise: “Creative thinking involves imagining familiar things in a new light, digging below the surface to find previously undetected patterns, and finding connections among unrelated phenomena.” It is an exciting and entertaining map for changing thought patterns, tolerating ambiguity, confounding expectations, and searching for hidden meanings.

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Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest
by Jamling Tenzing Norgay, Jon Krakauer (Introduction), His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Foreword)

In a spectacular and mesmerizing narrative, Jamling Tenzing Norgay, the climbing leader for the IMAX film expedition on Mount Everest, details the ill-fated 1996 summer climbing season and deftly weaves in the history, politics, triumphs, and tragedies of climbing the world’s tallest mountain. Anecdotes and gripping prose shine throughout. As a Sherpa and practicing Buddhist, Norgay flavors the book with his culture and its climbing rituals and carefully dissects the differences between the local, deep respect for their mountain–Chomolungma–and the nonnative brashness that has often led to disaster.

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The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism 
by Fritjof Capra

First published in 1975, The Tao of Physics rode the wave of fascination in exotic East Asian philosophies. Decades later, it still stands up to scrutiny, explicating not only Eastern philosophies but also how modern physics forces us into conceptions that have remarkable parallels. The big picture allows us to see the value of experiential knowledge, the limits of objectivity, the absence of foundational matter, the interrelation of all things and events, and the fact that process is primary, not things. Capra finds the same notions in modern physics. Whatever your background, this is a brilliant essay on the meeting of East and West, and on the invaluable possibilities that such a union promises.

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The Little Book of Letting Go: A Revolutionary 30-Day Program to Cleanse Your Mind, Lift Your Spirit and Replenish Your Soul
by Hugh Prather, Gerald Jampolsky (Foreword)

“Letting go is the bottom-line key to happiness,” states Hugh Prather. With gentleness and genuine warmth, he offers a simple three-step process for shedding prejudices, preconceptions, and prejudgments, and facing each moment with openness and enthusiasm. Prather first explains why it is essential to learn to let go and then outlines a 30-day plan for spiritual renewal. He offers specific techniques for getting a grip on habitual reactions, the need to control, and the addiction to conflict.

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An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism
by Beverly Moon (Editor)

Archetypes are universal symbols, inhabiting human dreams, myths, rituals, and art. Volume 1 follows the solar calendar from cosmos and creation to death, transformation, and rebirth. 120 stunning color photographs of artwork and artifacts, with commentary, are organized around mythic themes from the world’s sacred traditions.

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The Light Inside the Dark: Zen, Soul, and the Spiritual Life
by John Tarrant, Stephen Mitchell

With the eloquence of a poet and the depth of a master, the author takes us on a journey of the soul, a journey of descent and renewal, a journey that plummets us into the heart of the human experience. Drawing on stories from both Eastern and Western traditions, he helps us explore the beauty of a deep inner life.

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The Universe in a Nutshell
by Stephen Hawking

“According to the old saying, it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive. Our quest for discovery fuels our creativity in all fields, not just science. If we reached the end of the line, the human spirit would just shrivel and die. But I don’t think we will ever stand still; we shall increase in complexity, if not in depth, and shall always be the center of an expanding horizon of possibilities” — from The Universe in a Nutshell. If we can understand our universe, then we can better understand ourselves, and even if we’re “bounded in a nutshell,” through our minds and imaginations, “we can still count ourselves a king or queen of infinite space.”

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The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles
by Marianne Williamson

This book reveals the principles that can help us experience the power of the Divine working in our lives. Marianne’s words ring with truth as she assures us that, with faith in God’s promise of prosperity, we need not fear the future. There are two realms that we have the ability to inhabit – the physical realm and the spiritual realm. In the physical realm, we are stressed by such things as debt, unemployment and health problems – but we don’t have to be stuck there. We can enter the spiritual realm instead, where abundance is available to every one of us. We operate by the laws of the world we choose to inhabit. When we have the right mindset and live in the spiritual realm, the power of the Divine can and will work with the universe to produce miracles in our lives.

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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife
by Eben Alexander

A SCIENTIST’S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE. Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back. Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

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Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine
by Eric Weiner

Self-labeled “spiritual voyeur” Eric Weiner traveled the world and sampled a smorgasbord of spiritual traditions, but never seriously considered committing to any of them. Then an unexpected health scare – and a well-meaning nurse who asked, “Have you found your God yet?” – forced him to stare his faithlessness in the face. It’s literally a spiritual journey that takes Weiner from whirling with dervishes in Turkey to unblocking his chi in China to communing with alien worshipers in Las Vegas, with many inspiring (and very funny) stops along the way.

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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)
by don Miguel Ruiz

Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom. As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements, shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will “become filled with grace, peace, and unconditional love.”

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The Five Levels of Attachment: Toltec Wisdom for the Modern World
by don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and don Miguel Ruiz

This is a book that picks up where The Four Agreements left off. Building on the principles found in his father’s bestselling book, Ruiz, Jr. explores the ways in which we attach ourselves inappropriately to beliefs and the world.

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Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live your Best Life Now!
by Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood

Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live Your Best Life Now! is the instruction manual for how to turn your own grains of sand into luminous, magnificent pearls. Bringing together New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, Chris Attwood, and Janet Bray Attwood, along with some of the best and brightest up and coming self-help authors of today, Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live Your Best Life Now ! offers an eclectic mix of suggestions for transforming your life immediately. Every chapter contains a fresh idea for a positive life change, and each is as diverse as the cast of authors who have come together to create this unique book. From suggestions on how to listen to your inner guidance to finding and following your passion, Pearls of Wisdom combines traditional and new techniques, affirmations, insights, meditations, and perspectives to help lead you out of the struggles of day-to-day existence and into a higher, more enlightened life. For anyone who has thought, “Am I really living the best life possible?” Pearls of Wisdom grants the answer, straight from the masters of self-help and inspiration themselves!

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The Toltec Path of Transformation: Embracing the Four Elements of Change
by Heather Ash Amara and Vicki Noble

Change is a constant, defining characteristic of life. Seasons change, weather changes, leaves change, and so do people. In HeatherAsh Amara’s The Toltec Path of Transformation: Embracing the Four Elements of Change, we are encouraged to embrace the changes in our lives and create the kind of change that we want to see in ourselves and our world. The Four Elements: air, fire, water and earth–all carry specific properties and functions that can lead to a complete life transformation along the Toltec path.

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