Meditation classes in ancient Rome? Ashrams in Europe BC? Greek philosophers studying in India? Though the thinkers explored here (including Plato, Aristotle, and Plutarch) are acknowledged for having laid the intellectual and moral foundation of the Western world, Linda Johnsen shows that a vital aspect of their wisdom and teaching is unknown, denigrated, or even suppressed in the West. What has been lost – and which Johnsen illuminates in lively and accessible prose – is the importance the Greeks themselves acknowledged of their contact with the East, and the way the Greeks were regarded not just as philosophers but as sages and spiritual masters as late as the Renaissance. As a shared mystical tradition comes into focus, ancient teachings that may have seemed dull and outdated become vibrant and relevant while profound practices previously deemed alien and other can be embraced.
“It is a tragedy, and deeply absurd, that we in the West have lost touch with the wisdom of the extraordinary mystics who gave rise to our own civilization. This book is a lively and valuable introduction to that wisdom, and helps open the door again to those mystics and their transformative teachings, which we have been denied access to for so long.” — Peter Kingsley, author of Reality and In the Dark Places of Wisdom
With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived “in the now.” In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.
The Power of Now was a question-and-answer handbook. A New Earth has been written as a traditional narrative, offering anecdotes and philosophies in a way that is accessible to all. Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting, A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life—and for building a better world.
New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned-from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter’s 15 months of illness and […]
Do you want more energy, well-being, clarity, and peace of mind? In the new, revolutionary Exploring Auras, you will discover extraordinary breakthroughs about the human energy field that are simply unavailable anywhere else. Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (May 15, 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 1564148025 ISBN-13: 978-1564148025 Product Dimensions: 8.9 x […]