Download E-books The Ayahuasca Experience: A Sourcebook on the Sacred Vine of Spirits PDF

An exploration of the chemical, organic, mental, and experiential dimensions of ayahuasca

• info the clinical discovery of ayahuasca’s subtle psychoactive supply procedure within the mind and physique and its strength functions in drugs and psychology

• comprises contributions from Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D., J. C. Callaway, Ph.D., and Charles S. Grob, M.D., at the ethnopharmacology, psychology, phytochemistry, and neuropharmacology of ayahuasca

• presents 24 firsthand money owed of ayahuasca stories and ensuing lifestyles adjustments

Widely well-known via anthropologists because the strongest and frequent shamanic hallucinogen, ayahuasca has been utilized by local Indian and mestizo shamans in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador for therapeutic and divination for hundreds of thousands of years. made up of the Amazonian vine Banisteriopsis caapi and the DMT-laden leaf of Psychotria viridis, ayahuasca is considered the embodiment of clever plant beings who can supply non secular teachings and therapeutic wisdom to people who respectfully have interaction with them. Many Western-trained physicians and psychologists now recognize that ayahuasca permits entry to religious dimensions of attention, otherworldly nation-states and beings, and visionary studies indistinguishable from vintage non secular mysticism.

With contributions from top psychoactive students Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D., Charles S. Grob, M.D., and J. C. Calloway, Ph.D., at the ethnopharmacology, psychology, phytochemistry, and neuropharmacology of ayahuasca, Ralph Metzner offers a accomplished exploration of the chemical, organic, mental, and experiential dimensions of this Amazonian hallucinogen. He contains greater than 20 firsthand debts from those that have participated in ayahuasca rituals and skilled significant lifestyles alterations therefore. He information the medical discovery of ayahuasca’s refined psychoactive supply procedure within the mind and physique in addition to the deep mental effect of this effective entheogen. He concludes along with his personal findings on ayahuasca, together with its functions in drugs and psychology, and compares the worldview published through ayahuasca visions to that of contemporary cultures.

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Download E-books From Bethlehem to Calvary PDF

By Alice A. Bailey

The lifestyles event of the grasp Jesus, together with the Crucifixion, the nice Renunciation, is mirrored within the lifestyles event of all humans. we will be able to be aware of and consciously cooperate within the trip which leads from where of religious beginning to where of renunciation and resurrection.

In her foreword to this booklet, the writer comments, "The wide awake evocation of the Christ existence within the human center and our quick integration into the dominion of God are the speedy initiatives forward, embodying our accountability, chance and destiny."

The 5 expansions of recognition wherein this integration and evocation continue are basically portrayed the following because the correspondences of the 5 climaxing stories of the grasp Jesus in the course of His lifestyles in Palestine. those are the 5 initiations referred to as the delivery, Baptism, Transfiguration, Crucifixion, resurrection and Ascension. via those 5 phases at the means, we stick with the grasp from Bethlehem to Calvary.

While those initiations are popularly recognized by way of their Christian terminology, in the adventure of the non secular Hierarchy the fourth and 5th initiations are referred to as the initiation of Renunciation and the initiation of Revelation. The crucifixion adventure of the grasp Jesus concerned Him within the nice renunciation of His personal soul, with a ensuing revelation within the gentle of the religious Triad. those studies are either symbolic and real, atmosphere guideposts alongside the way in which of tIre disciple. a few realizing of those Mysteries printed by way of the Christ and the grasp Jesus, as They exemplified the adventure of the human soul throughout the 5 levels of its religious trip, might be useful to person guy dealing with the substantial span of a similar five-fold event.

This is among the issue of maximum price and repair to the aspirant, environment his ft at the course of go back; that the adventure of the grasp Jesus, together with that of the Crucifixion, the good Renunciation, displays throughout the lives of all humans. in the course of the divine existence in us, and because the Christ precept unfolds in our middle and awareness, the sons of fellows stroll the way in which of the move finally to develop into soul-illumined Sons of God.

Knowing whatever of this stuff, conscious of the religious trip ahead of all males from level to level at the direction of Initiation, an actual provider opens prior to the aspirant. "Service needs to extend and show itself on broader and extra inclusive traces, and we needs to learn how to function Christ served, to like all males as He enjoyed them and, via the efficiency of our religious power and the standard of our carrier, stimulate all we meet so they can also serve and love and turn into individuals of the dominion . . . the decision is for sane and common women and men who can understand the location, face what needs to be performed, after which provide their lives to expressing for the realm the traits of the electorate of the dominion of Souls; love, knowledge, silence, non-separativeness and freedom."

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Download E-books Studies in Early Mysticism in the Near and Middle East PDF

By Margaret Smith

This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it will probably comprise imperfections akin to marks, notations, marginalia and mistaken pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, now we have made it on hand as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, keeping, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, top of the range, sleek versions which are precise to the unique paintings.

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Download E-books The Mantram Handbook: A Practical Guide to Choosing Your Mantram and Calming Your Mind (Essential Easwaran Library) PDF

By Eknath Easwaran

The mantram, or mantra, is a quick, strong, religious formulation from the world’s nice traditions, repeated silently within the brain, each time, anyplace. Examples of mantrams are Rama, Rama, utilized by Gandhi, or My God and My All, repeated through St. Francis of Assisi, or Om Mani Padme Hum. Easwaran taught using the mantram for over 40 years as a part of his passage meditation software. He explains how the mantram works, and provides functional guidance for utilizing it to concentration our recommendations and entry deeper assets of power, endurance, and love. The mantram will help us refill our strength, unencumber creativity, and heal outdated conflicts. those resonant words paintings both good for folks with kids, colleagues at paintings, in a courting, in affliction or melancholy, or even on the time of demise. And Easwaran indicates how repetition of the mantram can open the door to a existence that's more and more significant and fulfilling.

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Download E-books Not in His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, and the Future of Belief PDF

Basing a lot of Not in His Image at the Nag Hammadi and different Gnostic writings, John Lamb Lash explains how a little-known messianic sect propelled itself right into a dominant global energy, systematically wiping out the good Gnostic non secular lecturers, the Druid monks, and the shamanistic healers of Europe and North Africa. They burned libraries and destroyed temples in an try to silence the traditional truth-tellers and hold their very own secrets and techniques. yet as Lash unearths, whilst actually the planet Earth it can't be hidden or destroyed.

Not in His Image delves deeply into the shadows of old Gnostic writings to reconstruct the tale early Christians attempted to clean from the pages of background, exploring the richness of the traditional ecu Pagan spirituality--the Pagan Mysteries, the good Goddess, Gnosis, the myths of Sophia and Gaia--and chronicles the annihilation of this Pagan eu tradition by the hands of Christianity.

lengthy prior to the delivery of Christianity, monotheism used to be an anomaly; Europe and the close to East flourished below the divine information of Sophia, the traditional goddess of knowledge. The Earth used to be the embodiment of Sophia and hence sacred to the folks who sought success in her presence. This historic philosophy used to be threatening to the rising salvation-based creed of Christianity that used to be in response to patriarchal dominion over the Earth and lauded own discomfort as a route to the afterlife. As Derrick Jensen issues out within the afterword, in Lash's fingers Jesus Christ emerges because the agent provocateur of the ruling classes.

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Download E-books The Qabalistic Tarot: A Textbook of Mystical Philosophy PDF

By Robert Wang

NEW 2004 REVISED EDITION

Hailed through reviewers as "a masterpiece," and as "the unmarried so much profound reference of its kind," The Qabalistic Tarot has develop into the normal in its box, a publication necessary to all scholars of Tarot symbolism. it's either a textbook and a sourcebook for the symbols of the Western airtight Qabalah, a corpus of mystical principles that have, for hundreds of years, exerted a strong effect at the improvement of Western concept. Dr. Wang explains the Tarot as an externalization of a paranormal process which has advanced from nearly the 3rd century C.E. to our personal time. He strains the improvement of Qabalistic rules from the Neoplatonic in the course of the Medieval, Renaissance, and glossy classes, systematically discussing every one Sephira and course at the Tree of lifestyles. He makes use of the Tarot photos as some degree of visible reference, and offers a radical rationalization of the symbolic intricacies of the trails. The Qabalistic Tarot is suggested as a entire textbook for person learn or for the study room. the 1st and in basic terms paintings in accordance with the 4 significant decks in use this day, it's the excellent better half e-book for the Golden sunrise Tarot, the Thoth Tarot, the Rider-Waite Tarot, or the normal Marseilles deck.

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Download E-books Late Medieval Mysticism of the Low Countries (Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback)) PDF

The religious culture of the Low international locations, regularly written in Dutch (or Flemish, that's an identical language) needs to rank, including the German tuition, because the most crucial vernacular culture in past due medieval and early sleek Europe. This e-book provides for the 1st time texts from this faculty of Netherlandish mysticism of the past due medieval interval in English translation. It includes extracts or complete treatises from all of the significant representatives of this college after the demise of Jan van Ruusbroec. None of those texts come in English, and a few have been by no means released in any respect yet have been translated from overdue medieval manuscripts. The publication includes texts of a paranormal and pastoral nature, usually facing the matter of affliction, reflecting the occasions in which they have been written. Readers will savour the big variety of texts provided the following. there are various extra conventional mystical-theological writings that glance again to the age of Ruusbroec, constructing a prof

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Download E-books Gnosis: An Esoteric Tradition of Mystical Visions and Unions (S U N Y Series in Western Esoteric Traditions) PDF

By Daniel Merkur

"I just like the ardour and exuberance of an writer in contact with whatever genuine who pursues it with an open brain. Implicit this is the author's seriousness and dedication. He believes his topic makes a distinction and he communicates this to the reader. The author's point of view offers a few startling and critical insights right into a culture that's for the main half unknown and ignored." -- Christopher Bamford, Lindisfarne Press

Gnosis traces using robust gnostic visionary innovations from Hellenistic Gnosticism and Jewish merkabah mysticism, via Muhammad, the Ismaeilis, and theosophical Sufism to medieval neoplatonism, and renaissance alchemy.

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