Download Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India by William Dalrymple PDF

By William Dalrymple

From the writer of The final Mughal ("A compulsively readable masterpiece" -The long island overview of Books), an attractive, enchanting publication that illuminates the striking ways that conventional kinds of spiritual existence in India were remodeled within the vortex of the region's swift change-a publication that distills the author's twenty-five years of shuttle in India, taking us deep into methods of existence that we would in a different way by no means have recognized exist.

A Buddhist monk takes up palms to withstand the chinese language invasion of Tibet-and spends the remainder of his existence atoning for the violence via hand printing the best prayer flags in India . . . A Jain nun assessments her powers of detachment as she watches her closest buddy ritually starve herself to demise . . . a lady leaves her middle-class existence in Calcutta and reveals unforeseen success dwelling as a Tantric in an remoted, skull-filled cremation floor . . . a jail warder from Kerala is worshipped as an incarnate deity for 3 months of each 12 months . . . An idol carver, the twenty-third in an extended line of sculptors, needs to reconcile himself to his son's wish to learn laptop engineering . . . An illiterate goatherd from Rajasthan retains alive in his reminiscence an old four-thousand-stanza sacred epic . . . A temple prostitute, who before everything resisted her personal initiation into intercourse paintings, pushes either her daughters right into a alternate she still regards as a sacred calling.

William Dalrymple chronicles those lives with expansive perception and a spellbinding evocation of condition. And whereas the tales demonstrate the energetic resilience of people within the face of the relentless onslaught of modernity, they demonstrate to boot the continuity of old traditions that undergo to today. a blinding travelogue of either position and spirit.

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Download The White Lama, Book 1: Reincarnation by Alejandro Jodorowsky PDF

By Alejandro Jodorowsky

Image Novel written through Alejandro Jodorowsky, illustrated through Georges Bess and released through Humanoid.

Jodorowsky joins artist Georges Bess to inform a story of martial arts, mystical event and non secular awakening. whilst the Grand Lama dies, corruption spreads around the land. Gabriel, the kid of white explorers and reincarnation of the Grand Lama, needs to research the sacred how you can fend off an outstanding evil.

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Download Medieval Religious Women in the Low Countries: The Modern by Wybren Scheepsma PDF

By Wybren Scheepsma

Within the final a long time of the fourteenth century a brand new spiritual move arose within the northern Low international locations, the so-called glossy Devotion, which had a big effect upon spiritual lifestyles in Europe, and wasparticularly well liked by girls. earlier there was no learn of the ladies who performed a component within the move, yet this e-book seeks to fill the space via a case examine of the bankruptcy of Windesheim and the paranormal and non secular texts its sisters produced, common of the feminine religious event of the fashionable Devotion. the writer analyses texts via such very important canonesses as Salome Sticken, Alijt Bake and Jacominje Costers, putting them within the context of way of life within the convent; the nameless sisterbook of the most important convent at Diepenveen additionally proves a wealthy resource of ancient info. even supposing the ladies have been all interested by enhancing spiritual lifestyles of their convents, their methods of doing so are proven to have diverse dramatically, resulting in clash with either different individuals of the convent, and the male leaders of the bankruptcy; major during this regard is Bake's imaginative and prescient of a paranormal spirituality, which finally ended in her ejection from the convent and exile. BR> WYBREN SCHEEPSMA teaches Dutch language on the Hogeschool Leiden.

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Download The Book of the Breast by Robert Anton Wilson PDF

By Robert Anton Wilson

Wilson takes you on a trip via esoterica, explaining why Eve within the Bible and Eris in Greek delusion have been either concerned with nefarious apples...Why attitudes towards the feminine breast correlate with struggle and peace...Why the good Goddess of the ancients went to Hell and why so much folks visit Hell in our goals occasionally...Why girl pacifists baring their breasts in entrance of the Pentagon have been unconsciously repeating an historic ritual...Why celibates have burned such a lot of "witches" ... and lots more and plenty, even more !!

Robert Anton Wilson's "Book of the Breast" used to be his fourth publication. Now published by way of New Falcon Publishing less than the indiscriminating identify of "Ishtar Rising." The variation that i'm reviewing is of the Playboy Press variation that's fairly assorted, that is why i'm making the excellence. even if the textual content is similar, during the ebook there are photos of Playboy Pin-Ups which upload to the complete pride of the publication and serves its goal in getting around the notion of the booklet. the recent Falcon variation is all sort and some non-Playboy portraits inserted. The publication however used to be nice. Wilson makes many high-quality arguments concerning the Breast and the way we should always be adoring the Breast, now not forsaking it, or locking it out of society as though it have been the satan incarnate which rose upon women's Breasts for males to gawk and lose their medical motive. all through historical past, at the least from the Judaica-Hebrew inception on all through time up until eventually concerning the 20's was once intercourse, girls and the other form of so-called deviant inspiration used to be thought of heretical. R. A. Wilson supplies an amalgum of references and quotations and places it jointly in a cohesive logical and thought-provoking demeanour, which i feel is his area of expertise. His comprehension and retension point of knowledge fascinates me and this can be another testimony to that trait of his that he makes use of so good in his writing. hugely reccomended! i might recommend, notwithstanding, that you just look for this model earlier than settling for the hot Falcon variation. even supposing I absolutely help the library of latest Falcon (as they considered one of my favourite publishers). The Playboy variation is a bit tricky to discover and you can pay a number of funds additional, yet for the adventure of it, i think it truly is worthy it.
Though this publication is released via Playboy Press, its no longer xxx or porn. photographs of topless women are incorporated to demonstrate yes issues of view.

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Download Sacred Eroticism: George Bataille and Pierre Klossowski in by Juan Carlos Ubilluz PDF

By Juan Carlos Ubilluz

Sacred Eroticism addresses a ignored bankruptcy in Latin American literature, particularly, the impression of Georges Bataille and Pierre Klossowski's atheist mysticism within the Latin American erotic novel of the 20 th century.

Combining a Lacanian analytical framework with an (Inter)textualist technique. Juan Carlos Ubilluz finds how Julio Cortazar, Salvador Elizondo, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Juan Garcia Ponce followed Sataille and Klossowski's aesthetic and philosophical versions as some extent of departure to rearticulate the fashionable subject's buried size of the sacred via a number of options at the erotic novel's shape. Ubilluz examines the dialectical irruption of those literary experiments into their specific aesthetic, theoretical, and political contexts; displaying, for example, that Cortazar's

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Download The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, by M. Scott Peck PDF

By M. Scott Peck

File Note: PDF is ocr, listed, paginated and cover.

Confronting and fixing difficulties is a painful method which such a lot folks try to stay away from. And the very avoidance leads to better soreness and an lack of ability to develop either mentally and spiritually. Drawing seriously on his personal expert event, top psychiatrist Dr M. Scott Peck indicates ways that dealing with our problems - and soreness during the alterations - can let us to arrive the next point of self-understanding. He discusses the character of loving relationships: tips on how to know precise compatibility, find out how to distinguish dependency from love, tips on how to turn into one's personal individual, and the way to be a extra delicate mum or dad. this can be the bestselling self-help ebook that might switch how you dwell, and love, for sturdy.

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Download Contemporary Esotericism by Egil Asprem PDF

By Egil Asprem

The research of latest esoteric discourse has hitherto been a principally ignored a part of the hot educational box of Western esotericism. modern Esotericism offers a extensive evaluate and evaluation of the complicated international of Western esoteric inspiration this present day. Combining historiographical research with theories and methodologies from the social sciences, the quantity explores new difficulties and provides new percentages for the learn of esoterica. modern Esotericism experiences the interval because the Nineteen Fifties yet specializes in the final twenty years. the wide variety of essays are divided into 4 thematic sections: the intricacies of esoteric appeals to culture; the position of pop culture, smooth communique applied sciences, and new media in modern esotericism; the influence and impact of esotericism on either spiritual and secular arenas; and the hot 'de-marginalization' of the esoteric in either scholarship and society.

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