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We always read four or five books at a time and pay attention to the recommendations we receive, when we receive them and why. That said, we are not trying to over-analyze and dissect the meaning behind the reason that a particular book has appeared in our lives, but we feel in alignment, confidence and just start reading. Messages from your spiritual guides are a bit like that too when you pay attention. Some say it to the point of intuition or coincidence, but simply: intuition is in fact your Higher Self which is trying to convey a message to you and the guides are simply there to help you.
We have started posting more videos for our Blue Soul Wisdom video series which also includes excerpts from excerpts and passages from renowned and lesser-known spiritual authors. Take a look at our episodes of Blue Soul Wisdom as we have covered some of the books we have reviewed in the past. Here are several new ones who showed up at our door that we have already started to read and dive in – do you feel an alignment with one or more of them? Then it may be time to read it.
The Rumi collection
Even if you’re not on a spiritual path, you’ve probably heard of Rumi – his quotes are scattered on Instagram and not just on accounts focused on spirituality. We love his quotes and his teachings and, as Professor Carl W. Ernst of the University of North Carolina says, “Rumi’s poetry is a huge treasure trove of jewelry.” Hear hear.
The book is edited by Kabir Helminski, a name we know well because we listen to it live every year at SAND and this for years. See our cover of last year’s SAND which includes the sessions of Kabir Helminski, who beautifully integrated Rumi into the teachings.
In the book, they talk about Placelessness and the guides that we are channeling also talk about it, calling it VOID and that even in VOID there is love. What are the means to get there? Meditation, mantras, prayers or silent walking can all work, just like singing, music and sitting in nature. He writes “there is more to pronouncing faith than what is said with language because it too has a beginning and an end. Everything that can be vocalized and that has a beginning and an end is a “form”, a “shell” – his soul, however, is incompetent and infinite, without beginning or end. “
Later, he writes “We know then that the” soul “of prayer is not only its external form” but also a state of total absorption and unconsciousness during which all these external forms, for which it n there is no room, stay outside. “
Beautifully said no?
The book’s translators are Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Andrew Harvey, Kabir and Camille Helminski, Daniel Liebert and Peter Lamborn Wilson. Those who don’t know Rumi? He was a master of the Sufi tradition (1207-1273), which is the mystical branch of Islam. In his poetry, Rumi calls us beyond the concerns of institutional religion and limiting beliefs – and that is why there are also controversial opinions on Rumi in the east. I would compare this fear or concern to that which the Catholic Church had and, of course, why the Gnostic Gospels and the writings are so controversial. See below.
Kabir Helminski, whom we mentioned above, speaks at the SAND Conference each year, is what is called a sheikh, or master, of the Mevlevi Order founded by Rumi and apparently the only Westerner to hold this title. He also wrote Living Presence and The Knowing Heart.
Find Helminski’s “The Rumi Collection” on Amazon.
The women of Sufism
While we are on Sufism, this elegant book speaks of the luminous presence of women who follow the Sufi path – the mystical path of Islam. What I like so far in this book is that it gives life to their dreams and visions through their sacred songs and their poetry. We also hear about the efforts of these women who testify to the truth in many areas.
These writings reflect honor and respect for the feminine in the Sufi worldview, and are shared in a spirit of inspiration and hope for the flourishing contributions of women to the spiritual development of humanity.
In an age where the infusion of feminine beliefs and heart-centered work is necessary to rebalance humanity the world more than ever, there could not be a better time to know and read this book from start to finish. end.
The book covers the centuries, from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day, and you will learn more about Sufi traditions in different parts of the world, from Asia, Africa and the Middle East to Europe. and America – from members of the family Prophet to the mystical Rabi’a al-Adawiyya to the modern scholar Annemarie Schimmel.
It’s a wonder and you have to read a book – A hidden treasure is its subtitle which is perfectly appropriate because it captures so well the writings and stories of mystical poets, scholars and saints. Biographical anecdotes and personal memories also give you hidden information about their lives and beliefs, but you also get a wonderful introduction to the principles and practices of Sufism.
Find it on Amazon.
The books of Enoch: angels, observers and nephilims
Now if you use Google Book of Enoch or Books of Enoch, you will get several books and explanations. According to Wikipedia, which is not always correct, of course, the Book of Enoch is an ancient Hebrew apocalyptic religious text, traditionally attributed to Enoch, Noah’s great-grandfather apparently.
Written in Genesis (Genesis 5: 21-24), we learn that Enoch lived 365 years before “Taken by God”. According to some Jewish and Christian traditions, it was interpreted as Enoch “Enter alive in paradise.” I laugh at this because the Ascended Masters whom we channel speak of human existence being more dead than alive.
Anyway, there have been various books with their own interpretations and Joseph B. Lumpkin is one, who fell on our radar recently.
As someone who wrote about the Gospel of Thomas, the lost books of the Bible, Philip, Madeleine and Thomas, the Gnostics and more, we were curious to know what he had to say.
In this book, Lumpkin follows a history story of Fallen Angels, Observer, and the Nephilim, using his own knowledge and interpretation of these ancient texts. We learn more about the Calendar of Enoch and its central place in the prophecy of Daniel. It’s grainy, that I love, oddly for me, because I’m a “big picture” That said, I love the culture, history, anthropology and deep thinking of a ‘truth.’
He dismantles First Enoch, section by section, to describe its history, the fatherhood calendar and its Content. Lumpkin’s version includes the first Book of Enoch (The Ethiopian Book of Enoch), The second Book of Enoch (The Slavic Secrets of Enoch), The third Book of Enoch (The Hebrew Book of Enoch), and The Book of Fallen Angels, The Observersand the origins of evil.
For more information, visit Amazon where you can also get a copy.
The Prodigal Church
Also by Joseph Lumpin, we dive into the prodigal church. About the book to get a little background: “In the beginning, the church was a community of men and women centered on the living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece where it became a philosophy. Then he moved to Rome where he became an institution. Then he moved to Europe, where he became a culture. And, eventually, she moved to America where she became a business. “
This book aims to resuscitate the truth and internal conflicts in each of us? “How do we save our own spirituality from the church?”
It is even more difficult for those of us over the age of 40. So much doctrine. So much dogma. So many rules. So many belief systems that make us ashamed and cut us off from our own internal knowledge.
About the book and these big words to describe it, we use it as it is: “Tradition is a prison sheltering the truth and religion is the executioner of spirituality. Truth and spirit can be saved with the courage to question and believe again. “
The book aims to provide a little more of a balanced view while “imitating the feelings that many of us now harbor for the modern church.” Like so many modern works that ask us to go inside to find God and put aside the fear and structure that traditional institutions and religions have created for so many years, we hear a new vision of the way to create ours. “Truths”.
Find it on Amazon.
The Gnostic Bible
We have written extensively on Gnosticism – reading countless books on the Gnostic Scriptures (see our article on Spring Book Recommendations) as well as the specific ones that were found at Nag Hamaddi. They included the gospels of Thomas, Philip, Mary and others. The discoveries of the Nag Hammadi Scriptures (which were based on 1945 discoveries in Egypt) were truly profound.
In our spring article, we covered Mark M. Mattison’s books that summarize the individual gospels, including the so-called Q gospel and the gospel of truth. The nice thing about his books, because these are short readings, so you can get a great overview without spending weeks and weeks plunging into longer explanations. What we learn from the discoveries of Nag Hammadi and from the books of Mattison is that the early disciples of Jeshua wanted to preserve his legacy and what it really was, not what the Church and others described it for. more than 2000 years.
The Gnostic Bible is the complete opposite – it goes deep. With over 800 pages with a long glossary and a bibliography, there is much to explore. For those who really want to understand the Gnostic texts of the ancient and medieval worlds, this is a must have – it can also serve as a reference guide, so you can refer to it for reference for years to come.
Those of you who know these teachings, you know that they were part of a vast religious movement of the first millennium AD – with previous antecedents and later flourishings – whose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience.
Some Gnostic texts suggest that God should be celebrated as both mother and father, and that self-knowledge is the supreme path to the divine, which was obviously controversial for the Catholic Church, Judaism and other religious orders organized and structured at the time. It is only in the past fifty years that it has become clear how far Gnostic influence has spread in ancient and medieval religions – and what a marvelous body of Scripture it has produced.
The selections gathered here in a poetic and readable translation represent Jewish, Christian, hermetic, Mande, Manichean, Islamic and Cathar expressions of Gnostic spirituality. Their regions of origin include Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China and France. Get it from Amazon.
Essential Gnostic Scriptures
For those of you who don’t have time for 800 pages but would like a good overview, check out the Essential Gnostic Scriptures. BTW, Elaine Pagels also has an excellent book on the Gnostic Gospels – we have already covered it and even taught a mind study course on it.
As mentioned above, the people we called gnostics (and who believed in what are called the Gnostic teachings) were passionate advocates of the idea that salvation requires knowledge and personal experience – in in other words, rather than God being this external force outside of us, everything is at our disposal through an inner journey and an inner knowledge.
Willis Barnstone and Marvin Meyer have created a translation that brings us these incredible voices through the centuries, starting with texts from the early years of Christianity—Including documents from the Nag Hammadi library (see above) –and continue until the expression of the Gnostic wisdom found in Islam and in the Cathar movement of the Middle Ages.
This book contains 21 texts and covers his main ideas. If you are not familiar with these gems discovered in the 1940s, this is a must read. There is so much wisdom and resonance in the Gnostic teachings that, whatever your belief system, there is something to learn and collect by better understanding the teachings of that time.
For those of you who do not know the light that the wisdom of Mary Magdalene has brought to the modern world with new books on its teachings and principles, it was indeed an integral and important part of these Gnostic teachings of the ‘time. See below.
The Essential Gnostic Scriptures are also on Amazon.
The meaning of Marie-Madeleine
This excellent reading by Cynthia Bourgeault is a must for anyone who wants to know more about Marie-Madeleine, the mysterious woman who walked next to Jesus (Jeshua) over 2000 years ago. Although prominent in Christian history and traditions, it did not receive the voice and the respect it deserved.
Know that this is far from being a new book, but we think that the taking and the authentic work of Cynthia are still not known to the masses despite the time she has spent on public stages speaking and writing on the heart through Madeleine and other visionary spiritual eyes.
Go back in time since Cynthia’s book was originally published (a decade ago), we now see Mary Magdalene rising not only as one of the most influential symbols in the history of Christianity, but much more.
However, if you look in the Bible, you will find only a handful of verses that speak of it. She is in famous paintings over the years, often at the foot of Jesus. She is seen with anointed bottles and she is seen in the background.
And yet, why has it gotten so little ink and attention over the years? Given how women were viewed at the time, it is not surprising. She had Jeshua’s ear and the prophets knew it.
Cynthia asks: “How did she become such a convincing saint in the face of such paltry evidence?” Bourgeault – whose work we love – examines the Bible, church tradition, art, legend and recently discovered texts to see what is there.
She then adds her own reasoning and intuition, drawing from the wisdom of the centuries-old Christian contemplative tradition. What emerges is a radical vision of Mary Magdalene as the most important disciple of Jesus, the one he considered best to understand his teaching. And btw, Cynthia’s ideas here aren’t the only ones to reflect how important she was as a revolutionary teacher, disciple and healer at the time who healed with Jesus.
His teachings (as were the teachings of Jesus Magdalen through the Gnostic Gospels) were characterized by a non-dualistic approach to the world and by a deep understanding of the value of the feminine. And, this love is the most important thing in the Universe, the glue if you like it is timeless and always constant.
Cynthia shows how an understanding of Mary Magdalene can revitalize contemporary Christianity, how Christians and others can, through her, find their way to the original teachings of Jesus and apply them to their modern lives. Bravo Bravo – find this excellent reading on Amazon.
Mysteries of Madeleine
While we’re on Marie-Madeleine whose energy we love, let’s move on to a new version with incredible illustrations and illustrations as well as bold language throughout. Meet Magdalene Mysteries by Seren Bertrand and Azra Bertrand M.D. (authors of Womb Awakening also) who speak of the left path of the feminine Christ.
BTW, we believe a lot in reading history and the great works more than once, so even if you have read Cynthia’s work on Magdalene, reread it AND then pick up Magdalene Mysteries, as it is safe to reshape so much for you that he did it for us.
Why? You will see a strong juxtaposition on what we could acceptably say a decade ago compared to where we are today in the advancement of our humanity. Of the goddess of “God damn” pure “Love godess” that Madeleine represented the most, we embarked on a beautiful journey in this book written by the Bertrand.
Other goddess references are woven, such as references (Sumerian) in Inaana / Ishtar – whose celestial, love and beauty are all part of the equation, including Madeleine.
They refer to the Hebrew scholar Raphael Patai, Ph.D. from his book “The Hebrew Goddess” which traces the presence of the female deity through the history of Judaism. At the time of Mary Magdalene and Jesus, he wrote… ”. The Jerusalem Temple contained a golden statue of two naked cherubs entwined in a sexual embrace, symbolizing the mystical Jewish esoteric tradition: the hidden power of the goddess and the mystical participation in the bride. chamber rites which secretly lie at the root of religion.
“It is only when the masculine and feminine principles meet – in human and divine form – that the Tree of Kabbalistic Life is fertilized and renewed.” In the same section, we learn more about the importance of these symbols in the history of Judaism: “Over time, the two cherubs began to symbolize the unification of male and female energies on the Tree of Life.”
Hear hear. Said Enuf. We have been so unbalanced in our society for so long, that the return to ancient wisdom is long overdue. Take this incredible reading on Amazon.
The sacred herbs of spring
As we enter summer, our gardens are in full swing, right? This seasonal herbal book, now ready to use, is a great way to learn how we can use Earth’s magic to heal.
Let’s face it, there are so many edible plants and over time, humanity has forgotten the healing nature of the Earth itself and that so much can be harvested from our own backyards.
This beautiful reading by Ellen Evert Hopman (who is also the author of Sacred Herbs of Samhain, a ritual that we practice every year), talks about the time of magic and spells to increase the fertility of the earth and plants which of course change according to the season.
The author delves into the gods and goddesses of spring, of course preparing us for summer. We learn more about rituals, seasonal magic, prayers, poems, incantations, etc.
We learn more than 70 herbs and trees, all with recipes, meaning and understanding so that we can tap into their healing powers and holistic living. There are herbs for everything from luck, magic, cleansing and abundance to love, protection and more.
You don’t believe in fairies and elves? Think again. Woven beyond and among so many cultural stories and traditions, we learn to honor what we know inside and out of the earth even if it seems to be far-fetched or “out there” by some. Honor this inner knowledge – honor the wisdom of Gaia and by doing so you will open yourself to so much magic beyond our linear thinking and understanding.
Learn from Hopman, who is a longtime herbalist, homeopath and druid insider. Also find great reading on Amazon.
Spiritual Symbols Workbook
Here is what we liked about this discovery: this experiential book takes you on a process that opens your heart.
In this authentic and creative workbook, rather than listening to symbols that may work, you have the option of creating your own dictionary of Spirit signs and symbols. In other words, as they go up, you write them down and can go back to your notes so you can trigger your spiritual awakening and go at your own pace, with your own notes and interpretations rather than someone else’s ‘another.
We all know that our dreams, intuition and spirit often come to us in the form of symbols, so knowing more about what the different symbols mean to you is essential to developing your intuitive abilities. We constantly say this to our students.
Although you can ask each time when you receive a message what a specific symbol means, it is much easier and less confusing to have an established set of symbols through which the Spirit can work with you. As the author says, Reverend Joanna Bartlett “It’s like a psychic shortcut.”
This symbol dictionary workbook provides an organized way to work with your spiritual symbols. It includes over 1,500 common symbols, all divided into categories and subcategories with space for you to write in your own definitions.
Led by light
Also by Reverend Joanna Bartlett is a short, practical read called Led by Light, which is basically a guide to developing your own intuitive mediumship skills.
We tell people this all the time as do the guides we channel: we all have the capacity to produce energies and messages of higher dimensions.
The truth is that we all get ideas and insights, but how often do we actually act on what we hear, know and see? Often people receive these messages or have this inner knowledge, but feel intimidated by them, do not trust them, or feel a little scared.
Whether you see and feel the Spirit and don’t know how to deal with it, or think you can, but need some guidance, Bartlett’s down-to-earth guide provides basis for the innate “Tap into the other side” intuitive abilities that humanity has access to if it decides to go there.
It includes things like: how communication with the Spirit works, how to open yourself securely with intention and limits, meditation exercises, how to increase your vibrations while staying grounded, how to connect to your intuitive abilities and more .
It also helps you develop a relationship with your spiritual guides and learn to understand the meaning behind the symbols and signs that you receive regularly.
You can grab this great read on Amazon.
The Holy Trinity and the law of three
Also by Cynthia Bourgeault is this fascinating reading which explores the radical truth at the heart of Christianity.
Just as she did in her previous books, Cynthia Bourgeault asks us to take a look at an idea of traditional Christianity – this time the formula of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit – as if we were looking at it for the first time.
I love Cynthia’s audacity – she is brave enough to go deep and really ask us to really think and understand what reality is – what is the truth? In this book, she finds in the idea of the Holy Trinity a striking vision of the nature of reality.
What she claims is that in this theological formula that Christians mainly recite on autopilot is a powerful metaphysical principle which could change our understanding of Christianity and give us the tools so long and so cruelly necessary to bring our broken cosmology, rekindle our visionary imagination, and consciously cooperate with the manifestation of Jesus “Kingdom of Paradise” here on earth.
Let’s go back to the Gnostic teachings above, which look at and honor / embrace the idea of divine feminine equality and divine masculine equality in all things – in humanity, in Gaia, and yes in GOD.
She weaves Christian theology so beautifully and relates it to her own years of contemplative practice, as well as to the ideas of G. I. Gurdjieff.
She writes, “My commitment is to get there, because I know beyond a doubt that there is an amateur radio hidden inside this Trinitarian tea cupboard. And in the middle of this long winter of our Christian discontent, when the spiritual imagination and daring are at their lowest level and the church itself hovers on the verge of disappearance for lack of a lively vision, now is more than ever the time has come to remove the packaging boards from this tea cupboard and free its contents.
All of his work is powerful, so no matter what tells you about his books, you will have a wonderful overview that you may not have expected. Her brutal but beautiful and accessible way of delivering content is wonderful. Find The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three on Amazon. Also take a look at another of his reads titled The Heart of Centered Prayer – Non-Dual Christianity in Theory and Practice. All of his work is worth reading.
Back to Rumi because why not? Who can’t get enough of Rumi. This great book on Rumi by Annemarie Schimmel covers the life and work of the great Sufi poet who was apparently previously published as I am the wind, you are the fire.
Schimmel covers the story of his life, as well as an enlightening examination of his ecstatic verse and his difficulty in tiring. Even if you are not a fan of Rumi or new to his work, you will be fascinated by the simplistic and yet profound teachings through his poetry and his phrases / quotes.
From Anatolia, he taught – considered a spiritual teacher and did so quietly until the age of thirty-seven, when he fell under the influence of a whirling dervish, Shams Tabriz, and been moved into a state of mystical ecstasy. Alas, the transformation happened as it does for all of us who dare to go deep inside, the hardest practice and commitment of all.
Because inside, forces us to face our shadows and difficult things. This is where freedom comes from however.
To symbolize this research, Rumi also invented the famous swirling dance of the Melevi dervishes, which is performed accompanied by the singing of Rumi’s poems. The author includes some of his own translations of some of his most famous poems. In other words, you will not want to put it aside.
Those who are new to her work, Annemarie Schimmel is an international authority on Islamic religion and literature. She is the author of more than 70 books (yes, really) and lectures worldwide on the subject.
You can get Rumi’s World from Amazon.
Sufism: an introduction to the mystical tradition of Islam
Sufism is often called the mystical tradition or the side of Islam. Of course, not everyone agrees with this, but it has been practiced worldwide in Islamic and non-Islamic countries – from Morocco to India to China – and is said to be also varied as their distinctive forms of art, music, poetry, and dance. As the author noted, Sufism is notoriously difficult to define, as it means different things for different people inside and outside the tradition.
This wonderful vision of Sufism by Carl Ernst explores the widest range of Sufi philosophies and practices, retracing the history of the movement from the earliest days of Islam to the present day.
He points out (and writes) that “Muslim theology works largely from the names of God as the main donors from which extrapolations can be made. The essence of God is always unknowable and transcendent. But his names designate the attributes which are the intelligible aspects which constitute the world. “
Ernst also explains Sufism in the context of the wider world of Islam and its encounters with fundamentalism and secularism in the modern world.
Vous pouvez également trouver cette excellente lecture sur Amazon.
Cours et livres de guérison par Shelley A. Kaehr Ph.D.
Nous sommes tombés sur le travail de Shelley A. Kaehr qui enseigne les méthodes de guérison qu’elle a apprises au fil des ans, y compris la guérison pythagoricienne (Niveaux 1, 2 et 3), La guérison égyptienne (des méthodes d’Edgar Cayce) et la guérison galactique également.
Tout d’abord, nous aimons l’énergie de Shelley et c’est son authenticité qui nous a d’abord attirés dans son incroyable travail. Elle se soucie de ce qu’elle fait et enseigne et cela se voit dans tout ce qu’elle fait.
Ses méthodes de guérison égyptiennes impliquent des symboles égyptiens basés sur le travail du célèbre Edgar Cayce et à travers ses livres et ses enseignements, elle vous enseigne comment utiliser ces symboles pour vous guérir et soigner les autres. En d’autres termes, nous découvrons la médecine énergétique égyptienne d’Edgar Cayce. Profonde d’une multitude de façons, elle vous guide dans le processus afin que vous puissiez également les utiliser pour renforcer votre propre travail, que vous soyez déjà un praticien de la guérison ou simplement curieux.
Ses livres sur la guérison pythagoricienne se connectent à la géométrie sacrée des nombres et comment les utiliser sous forme binaire et avec les couleurs et le sens (émotions), afin que vous puissiez les utiliser dans votre travail avec les autres, que ce soit dans le but de guérir émotionnellement, physique ou une combinaison des deux.
Son travail vise à aider les gens à utiliser ces symboles pour apporter plus d’équilibre et de paix dans votre vie et créer plus d’alignement que vous n’en avez peut-être aujourd’hui. Elle partage même les modalités et les enseignements qu’elle a reçus de ses guides avec des nombres binaires et comment les intégrer dans votre vie d’une manière qui crée plus d’harmonie et d’équilibre.
Retrouvez ses livres sur Amazon. La guérison binaire peut être trouvée ici et la guérison platonicienne peut être trouvée ici. Découvrez son livre de guérison égyptien ici. En savoir plus sur ses cours sur son site Web.
Sortir de l’univers
Ce rivetage absolu lu avec un avant-propos par Brian Thomas Swimme (qui nous avons vu parler en direct lors de divers événements au cours des deux dernières années) vous prie de lire plus, page après page.
Le livre s’appuie sur la physique et la biologie transdimensionnelles, la réincarnation et les souvenirs de la vie passée, la conscience animale, les identités multiples, les formes-pensées, les images de l’âme et les phénomènes paranormaux comme les crop circles et les poltergeists.
Bien qu’il ne s’agisse pas d’une lecture académique, ce n’est pas non plus un «nouvel âge». Rien dans le livre ne se sent de cette façon, depuis ses références à la science et ses chercheurs respectés à toutes les façons dont il établit des parallèles avec la pensée et la philosophie traditionnelles.
Bien qu’il remette en question les vues traditionnelles de l’orthodoxie scientifique, il ne les rejette pas non plus. Cela dit, il vous entraîne dans une manière plus profonde de penser à la Conscience et à l’Univers lui-même.
Comme notre copain Mark Gober le fait dans son livre, «Une fin à la pensée à l’envers», Grossinger parle de la conscience en dehors du cerveau ainsi que de l’origine de la nature de la réalité – il offre une large palette de fondements pour réimaginer l’univers tel qu’il est basé sur la conscience plutôt que la matière.
Il explore également l’énigme de l’identité personnelle et comment elle diffère de la conscience ainsi que la façon dont la conscience est tellement plus que ce qu’il apparaît. Nous plongons dans des questions comme: «comment la conscience est-elle devenue une partie de l’univers matériel? Est-ce un sous-produit de la chimie du cerveau ou un constituant de la réalité? Ou, pour creuser plus profondément, ce qui est plus fondamental: l’existence d’un univers physique objectif ou notre expérience subjective de celui-ci? “
Il examine également des concepts de la physique qui combinent des éléments de la conscience et de la matière, tels que l’effondrement des formes d’onde et le principe d’incertitude de la mécanique quantique. Examinant les modes de conscience non locaux et transpersonnels, Grossinger examine la différence entre la conscience et l’identité personnelle.
La religion de demain
Cette lecture approfondie du célèbre Ken Wilber explore une vision de la religion de demain. Beaucoup d’entre nous ont peut-être réfléchi à cet aspect – quels seront les systèmes de croyances de beaucoup demain? Vont-ils fusionner ou devenir plus séparés?
Il y a tellement de diversité entre les religions et pourtant il affirme: un seul but est au cœur de toutes les grandes traditions religieuses: s’éveiller à l’étonnante réalité de la vraie nature de nous-mêmes et de l’univers. En d’autres termes, cette idée fondamentale est devenue obscure.
In the beautiful way that Ken Wilber always does, he provides a path for re-envisioning a religion of the future that acknowledges the evolution of humanity in every realm while remaining faithful to that original spiritual vision. For the traditions to attract modern men and women, Wilber asserts, “they must incorporate the extraordinary number of scientific truths learned about human nature in just the past hundred years—for example, about the mind and brain, emotions, and the growth of consciousness—that the ancients were simply unaware of and thus were unable to include in their meditative systems.”
Wilber uses various examples, including Buddhism, which demonstrates how his comprehensive Integral Approach—which is already being applied to several world religions by some of their adherents—can avert a “cultural disaster of unparalleled proportions”: the utter neglect of the glorious upper reaches of human potential by the materialistic postmodern worldview.
You can order this over on Amazon. Also be sure to check out Grace & Grit, which is a love story by Ken Wilber. He cites it as a spiritual journey through life, loss and beyond and it has apparently been made into a major motion picture as well.
This Ken Wilber narrative shares his five-year journey with his wife, Treya Killam Wilber, through Treya’s illness, treatment, and death. He explores and talks about his approach to the illness they went through together and how to find wisdom in pain—all of which combines wellness, healing, wholeness, harmony, suffering and surrender. Find it over on Amazon.