Download The Book of Chakras & Subtle Bodies: Gateways to Supreme by Stephen Sturgess PDF

By Stephen Sturgess

Escape the humdrum of way of life and reawaken your actual crucial Self with Stephen Sturgess’ sensational Yoga and meditation recommendations. find out about attention-grabbing sophisticated our bodies, chakras, nadis, and kundalini with the in-depth part on Yoga philosophy, then persist with Stephen’s number of practices and methods for elimination any hindrances which may be status within the manner of you uniting along with your actual nature. The ebook incorporates a wealth of Hatha Yoga innovations utilizing asanas, mudras, bandhas, pranayama, and kriya purification, in addition to Raja and kriya Yoga suggestions – mantras, focus and meditation.

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Download Attending Krishna's Image: Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as by Kenneth Russell Valpey PDF

By Kenneth Russell Valpey

There's a regular and starting to be scholarly, to boot as popular curiosity in Hindu faith – particularly devotional (bhakti) traditions as varieties of religious perform and expressions of divine embodiment. linked to this can be the eye to sacred pictures and their worship. Attending Krishna's picture extends the dialogue on Indian photos and their worship, bringing old and comparative dimensions and contemplating Krishna worship within the context of modernity, either in India and the West. It makes a speciality of one particular worship culture, the Chaitanya Vaishnava culture of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, because it develops and sustains itself in particular locales. by means of utilizing the comparative type of ‘religious truth’, the book provides a complete knowing of a dwelling non secular tradition. It effectively demonstrates the knowledge of devotion as a means of participation with divine embodiment during which worship of Krishna’s snapshot is indispensable.

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Download Frederick II: A Medieval Emperor by David Abulafia PDF

By David Abulafia

Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily, King of Jerusalem, has, on the grounds that his demise in 1250, loved a name as some of the most notable monarchs within the background of Europe. His large cultural tastes, his obvious tolerance of Jews and Muslims, his defiance of the papacy, and his intended target of constructing a brand new, secular international order make him a determine specifically beautiful to modern historians. yet as David Abulafia indicates during this powerfully written biography, Frederick was once less tolerant and far-sighted in his cultural, spiritual, and political objectives than is usually notion. right here, Frederick is published because the thorough traditionalist he rather used to be: a guy who espoused a similar ideas of presidency as his twelfth-century predecessors, an ardent chief of the Crusades, and a king as keen to make a care for Rome as the other ruler in medieval Europe. Frederick's realm was once huge. in addition to ruling the area of Europe that encompasses sleek Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, jap France, and northerly Italy, he additionally inherited the dominion of Sicily and elements of the Mediterranean that come with what are actually Israel, Lebanon, Malta, and Cyprus. furthermore, his Teutonic knights conquered the present-day Baltic States, and he even gained impression alongside the coasts of Tunisia. Abulafia is the 1st to put Frederick within the wider old context his huge, immense empire calls for. Frederick's reign, Abulafia truly exhibits, marked the climax of the facility fight among the medieval popes and the Holy Roman Emperors, and the ebook stresses Frederick's steadfast commitment to the duty of maintaining either dynasty and empire. during the process this wealthy, groundbreaking narrative, Frederick emerges as much less of the innovator than he's often portrayed. instead of instituting a centralized autocracy, he was once content material to assure the continuing lifestyles of the primary sort of govt in every one quarter he governed: in Sicily he seemed a powerful despot, yet in Germany he positioned his belief in nearby princes, and not dreamed of usurping their energy. Abulafia exhibits that this pragmatism helped result in the eventual transformation of medieval Europe into sleek geographical regions. The ebook additionally sheds new gentle at the goals of Frederick in Italy and the close to East, and concentrates to boot at the final fifteen years of the Emperor's lifestyles, a interval before little understood. additionally, Abulfia has mined the papal registers within the mystery Archive of the Vatican to supply a brand new interpretation of Frederick's kinfolk with the papacy. And his recognition to Frederick's sign in of files from 1239-40--a assortment hitherto neglected--has yielded new insights into the cultural lifetime of the German courtroom. after all, a clean and engaging photo develops of the main enigmatic of German rulers, a guy whose accomplishments were grossly distorted over the centuries.

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Download Liquid Light of Sex: Kundalini, Astrology, and the Key Life by Barbara Hand Clow PDF

By Barbara Hand Clow

A nationally recognized astrologer explores the relationship among religious emergencies at age 30, forty, and 50 and key astrological passages of Saturn, Uranus, and Chiron. • offers strategies for steering the kundalini power published in the course of planetary passages for optimum own and psychic improvement. • comprises charts for beginning years beginning in 1930 in order that readers can make certain the timing in their planetary passages. • by way of Barbara Hand Clow, writer of the bestselling Pleiadian Agenda (60,000 copies sold). Kundalini--the strength of eros that lies on the base of the spine--can be overwhelming as soon as activated. occasions of activation coincide with the foremost astrological passages of Saturn, Uranus, and Chiron in one's beginning chart and are frequently skilled as sessions of religious emergency, confusion, and imbalance.

In Liquid gentle of Sex, Barbara Hand Clow opens up new dimensions for realizing what happens in the course of those key existence passages, which such a lot folks adventure 3 times in our lives. within the author's phrases, ''we form at age 30, we transform at age forty, and we transmute at age 50.'' targeting the transformation at age 40--the time of imbalance and religious confusion also known as the ''midlife crisis''--she explores how kundalini power, the liquid gentle of intercourse, should be creatively channeled via unblocking the chakras. supplying potent tools for reaching actual, emotional, and religious progress in this very important lifestyles passage, Liquid gentle of intercourse offers a roadmap for utilizing celestial cycles to navigate absolutely and productively in instances of significant existence swap.

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Download Ramayana Stories in Modern South India: An Anthology by Paula Richman PDF

By Paula Richman

While a few non secular texts may perhaps stay static over the years, the Ramayana epic has been retold in numerous methods over the centuries and throughout South Asia. a few of the narrative's such a lot probing and leading edge retellings have seemed in print in the final a hundred years within the quarter of South India. This assortment brings jointly, for the 1st time, sleek retellings translated from the 4 significant South Indian languages and from genres as different as drama, brief tales, poetry, and people tune. the choices concentrate on characters normally visible as stigmatized or marginalized, and on topics principally missed in earlier scholarship. Editor Paula Richman demonstrates that twentieth-century authors have used retellings of the Ramayana to query caste and gender inequality in provocative methods. This enticing anthology contains translations of twenty-two basic texts in addition to interpretive essays that supply historical past and frameworks for realizing the stories.

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Download An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramārthasāra of PDF

Author note: Translated by way of Lyne Bansat-Boudon and Kamalesha Datta Tripathi
Publish yr note: First released February 1st 2013
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The Paramārthasāra, or ‘Essence of final Reality’, is a piece of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth–eleventh centuries). it's a short treatise within which the writer outlines the doctrine of which he's a remarkable exponent, specifically nondualistic Śaivism, which he designates in his works because the Trika, or ‘Triad’ of 3 rules: Śiva, Śakti and the embodied soul (nara).

The major curiosity of the Paramārthasāra is not just that it serves as an advent to the validated doctrine of a convention, but in addition advances the inspiration of jiv̄anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its middle topic. additional, it doesn't confine itself to an exposition of the doctrine as such yet now and then tricks at a moment experience mendacity underneath the obtrusive feel, particularly esoteric options and practices which are on the middle of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogarāja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these a variety of degrees of that means. An advent to Tantric Philosophy provides, in addition to a significantly revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra and Yogarāja’s commentary.

This ebook could be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric experiences and Philosophy.

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Download Être : Approches de la non-dualité by Jean Klein PDF

By Jean Klein

Ce nouveau livre de Jean Klein présente un ensemble vital d’entretiens, publiés dans los angeles revue Être, qu’il a dirigée de 1973 à 1993. Ils ont european lieu principalement à l’abbaye de Royaumont, à los angeles Sainte Baume, et à Notre Dame du Los, près de hole. Jean Klein dans ces dialogues magnifiques essaye de nous éveiller à l. a. sense of right and wrong non-duelle derrière les pensées, au silence au-delà des mots, au sans forme au-delà des formes. Très grand connaisseur des traditions spirituelles indiennes, et principalement de l’advaita vedânta, Jean Klein sait avec tact, strength et pédagogie tourner notre realization vers l’intériorité. Ces mots ont le pouvoir infrequent, comme très peu de maîtres spirituels l’ont european, de pointer vers los angeles paix et l. a. joie en nous-mêmes. De nombreux thèmes sont abordés dans ces entretiens : l’état nonduel, l. a. pensée, l. a. méditation, los angeles nature du je, le silence, l’art, l’advaita vedânta, los angeles moral sense, los angeles nécessité d’un maître, los angeles peur, l. a. joie, l. a. liberté, les émotions , and so on. Ce livre est un véritable trésor où chacun saura trouver ce qui lui convient pour avancer sur le chemin spirituel avec un des plus grands maîtres du XXe siècle.

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Download The Essential Vedānta: A New Source Book of Advaita Vedānta by Eliot Deutsch PDF

By Eliot Deutsch

This e-book is the one complete creation to Advaita Vedanta that strains the heritage of this custom by way of fundamental resources. The assets (in translation) are drawn from Sanskrit texts via the most very important advaitic thinkers. The editors have crammed within the applicable heritage fabrics to make this a ebook during which readers can comprehend Advaita Vedanta either by way of cultural heritage and philosophy. The ebook unearths the classical type of this nice culture of idea, displaying the way it truly functioned in Indian tradition, and demonstrates its unique philosophical achievements.

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Download Jewels of Authority: Women and Textual Tradition in Hindu by Laurie Patton PDF

By Laurie Patton

The essays during this assortment deal with the matter of Hindu women's courting to authority, either inside and with no the textual traditions of Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi, and English. The authors undertake a mode of shut textual and ethnographic studying, which ends up in a few unusually new and refined methods of examining older, extra "classical" discourses, equivalent to Veda and Mimamsa, in addition to more recent discourses, reminiscent of the RSS use of the Devimahatmya.

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