Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

By Lawrence Wright

The foundation For the recent HBO Documentary. a countrywide e-book Award and nationwide publication Critics Circle Award Finalist.
Scientology offers itself as a systematic method of religious enlightenment, yet its practices have lengthy been shrouded in secret. Now Lawrence Wright—armed together with his investigative skills, years of archival study, and greater than 200 own interviews with present and previous Scientologists—uncovers the interior workings of the church. We meet founder L. Ron Hubbard, the hugely resourceful yet mentally afflicted science-fiction author, and his tricky, pushed successor, David Miscavige. We cross inside of their really good cosmology and language. We find out about the church’s felony assaults at the IRS, its vindictive remedy of critics, and its out of the ordinary wealth. We see the church courtroom celebrities corresponding to Tom Cruise whereas consigning its clergy to tough exertions below billion-year contracts. via all of it, Wright asks what essentially contains a faith, and if Scientology in reality benefits this Constitutionally-protected label. Brilliantly researched, compellingly written, Going Clear pulls again the curtain on essentially the most secretive businesses at paintings today.

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Garden Witch's Herbal: Green Magick, Herbalism & Spirituality

By Ellen Dugan

Every Witch wishes a bit nook of the area to have a tendency. Deepen your connection to the earth and watch your magickal abilities blossom. Ellen Dugan offers various how one can honor and paintings with the plant state during this fascinating hands-on consultant to eco-friendly magick and spirituality. Designed to reinforce any culture or type of the Craft, this useful natural reference presents the actual description, folklore, magickal traits, and spellwork correspondences for a wealth of vegetation, timber, and herbs, and lines forty-seven botanical drawings.

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"The conversational tone of Garden Witch's Herbal is a clean switch from different garden-variety horticulture books and makes Dugan's natural interesting in addition to informative."
―New Age Retailer

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God's Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion

In "God's Mechanics", Brother man tells the tales of these who determine with the clinical frame of mind so known as techies whereas training faith. a whole fledged techie himself, he relates a few vintage philosophical reflections, his interviews with dozens of fellow techies, and his personal own tackle his Catholic ideals to supply, like a suite of labored out pattern difficulties, the challenging info at the demanding situations and joys of embracing a lifetime of religion as a techie. And he additionally supplies a roadmap of the traps which could befall an unwary techie believer. With energetic prose and wry humor, Brother man indicates how he not just believes in God yet provides faith an venerated position along technological know-how in his life.This booklet deals an interesting examine how and why scientists and people with technological leanings can carry profound, unprovable non secular ideals whereas operating in hugely empirical fields. via his personal event and interviews with different scientists and engineers who profess religion, Brother man explores how spiritual ideals and practices make feel to people who are deeply rooted on the earth of expertise.

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7 Paths to God: The Ways of the Mystic

During this publication, Joan Borysenko tells you ways a magical second can strike whenever you're totally found in the instant: while taking a look at a gorgeous complete moon, a sundown, strolling in nature, or having a look into the eyes of a kid. while you're totally found in the instant, you may be packed with a feeling of awe, and wonder, and consider totally hooked up with the universe.

An excerpt from the booklet: "Just as many rivers bring about the ocean, there are various paths to God. all the seven basic strength facilities of the human physique, the chakras, corresponds to a particular path." during this ebook, these paths are defined, whole with non secular routines, giving the reader a feeling of the main fruitful path for his or her trip.

You will examine that you simply do not have to visit Nepal or cross climb a mountain to have a paranormal second, yet in studying tips to be totally found in your way of life, you'll find that mystical moments are available within the mundane, the normal, or additionally within the extraordinary.

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The Inner Tradition of Yoga: A Guide to Yoga Philosophy for the Contemporary Practitioner

By Michael Stone

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To examine extra concerning the writer, Michael Stone, stopover at his website:  www.centreofgravity.org

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Holy Madness: Spirituality, Crazy-Wise Teachers, and Enlightenment

By Georg Feuerstein

Publish yr note: initially released in 2006

This booklet lines the shadowy culture of "holy madness/crazy wisdom" from the Holy Fools of early Christianity, throughout the nice adepts of India and Tibet, as much as the debatable specialists of this present day. In our day, while even the Dalai Lama has warned Western seekers to settle on their lecturers conscientiously, Feuerstein presents an clever and cautionary guidebook to the guru-disciple courting, plus a entire research of the rules of actual spirituality.

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By Og Mandino

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A Gift of Wings

By Richard Bach

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By Miles Olson

Picture an international the place people exist, like any different dwelling issues, in stability. the place there isn't any separation among "human" and "wild." Unlearn, Rewild boldly envisions this type of international, probing deeply into the cultural constraints on our skill to guide actually sustainable lives and supplying actual, tangible instruments to maneuver towards in a different way of residing, seeing, and thinking.

Part philosophical treatise, half hard-core survival consultant, this designated and punctiliously unconventional guide blends philosophy with a close advent to a wealthy collection of endangered conventional residing abilities, including:

  • Harvesting and getting ready unconventional proteins
  • Feral nutrients preservation
  • Dealing responsibly with waste
  • Natural tools of start control
  • Tanning and processing animal skins

Lyrical, funny, striking, enlightening, and thought-provoking by way of turns, Unlearn, Rewild is crucial analyzing when you desire to heal themselves and the earth, reside gracefully into the long run primitive and adventure their wildest dreams.

Miles Olson has spent the previous decade deeply immersed in studying and working towards earth abilities. whereas foraging, searching, gardening, and amassing for his livelihood, his reports have given him a distinct point of view on rewilding, radical self-reliance, and the influence of civilization at the traditional world.

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