In this moving book, Reshad Feild, one of the best-known teachers of the essence of Sufism in the West, defines the task now facing us, and emphasizes that if this new world is to endure, it can only be built of Love.
Author: Reshad Feild
This book is the true story of one man''s attempt to live out his lifelong dream of sailing around the world to strange foreign ports in his own sailboat. Upon retiring from teaching school and farming in Michigan, Harold Knoll, Jr. left his forthcoming sedentary life, took his sailboat down to the Gulf, and headed around the world. Few men have the courage to do this, even though most of us have these dreams. This Volume I covers the first part of his journey from Lake Michigan down the rivers to the Gulf; across to Florida; and then across to the Bahamas; down to the Dominican Republic; across to Puerto Rico; across the U.S. and British Virgin Islands; and through the West Indies to Trinidad. Future volumes will continue his trip around the world. Captain Knoll, a true free spirit, picks up crew as he travels along. In the process, he meets many very fascinating people and has many thrilling, and sometimes humorous, experiences. Forthcoming volumes will cover the eight years that he has spent going to Spain and Europe; the North Sea and Scandinavia; England, Scotland and the Irish Sea; the French Canal System; the Mediterranean Sea; and the Aegean Sea as he proceeds around the world the "wrong way" (against the prevailing easterly winds).
"There is no way you can read this book and not feel more love for those around you--and as you do, you can see the healing changes that love will bring.
Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Publisher: Summit University Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Learn how the mature heart overcomes hidden blocks to giving and receiving more love. How you can soften and strengthen the heart to create more meaningful relationships in all areas of your life. And how the most intense lessons of love, if we are willing to learn from them, can be the open door to a higher love - and a higher way of loving.
This is a penetrating reading bringing to life an ancient, yet timeless, myth.” —Michael P. Morrissey, Ph.D., Author of Consciousness and Transcendence: The Theology of Eric Voegelin.
Author: A. Marina Aguilar
Publisher: Chiron Publications
Category: Social Science
Dionysos, one of the most misunderstood of the gods, is a masculine energy that brings us back to life and vitality in a way that includes deep partnership with the feminine. Through the exploration of the love story of Ariadne and Dionysos, Alchemy of the Heart takes us on an archetypal adventure into an ancient world where the dance of masculine and feminine ignites fullness of being in both men and women. From the shadowy labyrinth of Minos to the sacred Initiation Chamber at Pompeii, Alchemy of the Heart travels the landscape of both the outer world and the inner psyche as it points the way past contemporary hedonism and pornography addiction into a Dionysian world of joy, vibrant sexuality, and spiritual transcendence. “A solid and important work of scholarship that is a must-read for those doing depth psychological work. Aguilar mines the myth of Dionysos and Ariadne for its insights into expanding Jungian notions about the animus and a woman’s journey to wholeness. In the process, she updates Jungian thought to match emerging ways of seeing gender, the feminine, and the masculine in our time.” —Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., Author of Persephone Rising, The Hero Within and Awakening the Heroes Within. Former President of Paciﬁca Graduate Institute. “Joseph Campbell showed us the mythic mysteries, now Marina Aguilar unlocks the secrets of ecstatic teachings. Alchemy of the Heart is a breakthrough work on our divine connection to nature and the playful wisdom of the body.” —Jonathan Young, Ph.D., Psychologist, Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives. “A superb study of the myth of Dionysos through the lens of Jung’s spiritual alchemy. Focusing on the sacred marriage of Dionysos and Ariadne, the author illuminates the journey to wholeness, both horizontal and vertical, revealing a power to heal not only a broken psyche but a broken world. Aguilar’s ‘meditative exegesis’ on the Dionysian initiation chamber in the Villa of Mysteries at Pompeii is a model of transcendence at the heart of Plato’s noetic philosophy. This is a penetrating reading bringing to life an ancient, yet timeless, myth.” —Michael P. Morrissey, Ph.D., Author of Consciousness and Transcendence: The Theology of Eric Voegelin. Marina Aguilar received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Paciﬁca Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, and has been a practicing depth psychotherapist and educator since 1990. She specializes in individuation as a spiritual, as well as soul process. Her expertise in mythology, comparative religion, spiritual alchemy and the ancient mystery school teachings serves as a valuable tool in working with archetypal themes as they emerge in day to day life, imagination, art and dreams. Having lived in the United States, Mexico and Europe, her work bridges cultures, continents and spiritual modalities and focuses on increasing consciousness and wholeness within the individual and society as a whole.
The cost be damned. Can Otto overcome the forces arrayed against him and take the next step down the road to immortality? Find out in The Heart of Alchemy, the sixth book in the Portal Wars Saga.
Author: James E Wisher
Publisher: Sand Hill Publishing
With the Chamber of Eternity secure, Otto must now recover the second piece of the Immortality Engine. But that task will be far from easy. For the second piece, The Heart of Alchemy, lies far to the east in the fabled Celestial Empire. Assassins, undead, monstrous beast, and demon worshippers all stand between Otto and his prize. And even more daunting, Valtan, the last living arcane lord, is determined to stop him. The cost be damned. Can Otto overcome the forces arrayed against him and take the next step down the road to immortality? Find out in The Heart of Alchemy, the sixth book in the Portal Wars Saga.
Alchemists sought to transform lead into gold. This book shows how we similarly all have the natural ability to turn the lead of our confused minds into the gold of insightful clarity.
Author: Tara Bennett-Goleman
Publisher: Random House
Alchemists sought to transform lead into gold. This book shows how we similarly all have the natural ability to turn the lead of our confused minds into the gold of insightful clarity. Tara Bennett shows how we can learn to see ourselves as we really are and thus learn to disengage from those emotional patterns that undermine our lives. Drawing on the latest research into cognitive science and neuroscience with ancient principles of Buddhist psychology, this profound yet very practical book shows how practicing mindfulness can heal the very heart of our being. 'A wise and practical guide to emotional freedom' Joseph Goldstein, author of Insight Meditation 'A wonderfully clear, compassionate and insightful guide to freeing ourselves from difficult emotions' Sharon Salzberg, author of LovingKindness' Written with humour [and] warmheartedness in lively prose -' Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth
A MODERN SPIRITUAL CLASSIC: An old Vietnam War veteran learns about his life and why he is here. He shares his life changing experiences while traveling four times to India in search of meaning and understanding. He spends months at a time in isolation at a jungle ashram with his newly found satguru. His memoir covers a decade after he retires from his government work. His journey takes him to the Himalayas where he meets with mysterious and mystical yogis, Buddhist monks, and cobra snakes. He experiences supernatural wonders that cannot be fully explained. He explores hundreds of old temples and churches in search of wisdom. Along the way, he has two near-death-experiences and a dozen heart attacks; while other major health issues threaten to take his life and slow him down. He falls off a 30 foot cliff in India after finding and visiting the sacred Babaji's Cave, that Paramahansa Yogananda wrote about in his book " Autobiography of A Yogi". He meets teachers, gurus, masters, saints and sinners and even fools along the way, who all guide and direct him along on a path, that he was not even aware he was traveling down. He learns to face old fears, learns new things about himself and finds that he has a purpose and a destiny. His newly found satguru, orders him to have his "Naadi Palm Reading" done in the near by city of Pune, India. Against his own wishes, he goes and discovers a link to the past and his future. He learns about his destiny and what he is supposed to do with the remaining days of his life. He is even told when he is going to die.This is only the beginning of a series of internal and external changes that take place, as he continues his journey. He is stuck down by a major heart attack in Mumbai and has to return back to California. He undergoes open heart surgery and finds himself transported to India after his heart is stopped on purpose, while he is put on a heart and lung machine. He meets ancient holy men and is given a vision of his future and his purpose. The book is a series of short stories of his real life experiences, some involving time spent with his satguru. These all unfold as his "heart" is physically, spiritually and emotionally changed. This is truly a story of spiritual evolution. The opening up of the heart to love and the power of forgiveness. It is a spell binding, sacred adventure. The author takes you along with him as he learns and experiences life anew and gains new understandings. The author has several personal encounters with the great avatar Babaji and has some miraculous healings because of those. This is an inspiring book for mystical, spiritual seekers. It is like "Indiana Jones" Meets the Guru! Each story connects the energy together, as we all travel along with Rev. Bill, as he explores inner space. The book reads like a thriller mystery except it is all true. These are the personal encounters of a real life mystic and spiritual seeker. You only need an open heart and an open mind and you will find yourself transported to your own sacred destiny!
The Language of Heart Alchemy Oracle Cards are a unique oracle card deck and divination system.
Author: Charlene Maguire
The Language of Heart Alchemy Oracle Cards are a unique oracle card deck and divination system. This oracle card deck is unlike any other. It is not based on any existing structure or logical order. Consider how messages from your heart work. Is it analytical? Do these things usually make logical sense? Not really. Heart alchemy communication comes from a subtle intuitive energy that is more symbolic. It speaks to you through a sound, a tingling sensation, that picture you keep seeing and those gut feelings that make themselves known. This Journal is the companion for the card deck. It is full color and contains images of all the cards as well as its corresponding page for journal notes. There are blank pages for any extra insights or for use with the additional cards. It also includes eight pages of card spread ideas and suggestions, as well as prompts for writing to go with each card.To order a copy of the card deck, you can do that here: www.thegamecrafter.com/games/the-language-of-heart-alchemy(this is a print on demand product available through this link only)There are also additional cards available! Why should an oracle card deck only be limited to a certain amount of cards? You can use your deck however you want to make it custom for YOU! Additional cards will continue to be created. The additional cards can be found through the links on the card deck ordering page listed above
Part two, “Emotional Alchemy,” is the heart of the book. Chapter four introduces
this process both conceptually and pragmatically. Chapters 5 through 7 focus on
the alchemy of grief, despair, and fear, respectively. These chapters start out with
Author: Miriam Greenspan
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
"We are all touched at some point by the dark emotions of grief, fear, or despair. In an age of global threat, these emotions have become widespread and overwhelming. While conventional wisdom warns us of the harmful effects of "negative" emotions, this revolutionary book offers a more hopeful view: there is a redemptive power in our worst feelings. Seasoned psychotherapist Miriam Greenspan argues that it's the avoidance and denial of the dark emotions that results in the escalating psychological disorders of our time: depression, anxiety, addiction, psychic numbing, and irrational violence. And she shows us how to trust the wisdom of the dark emotions to guide, heal, and transform our lives and our world.
The Sonnets and Plays in Relation to Plato's Symposium, Alchemy, Christianity
and Renaissance Neo-Platonism Ronald ... Noel Cobb's study of secret alchemy
at the heart of The Tempest has more to do with the psychological ideas of C.G. ...
Author: Ronald Gray
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Dr Ronald Gray, Fellow of Emmanuel College, lectured at Cambridge University on German Literature and Philosophy for 33 years, and now expands his article, “Will in the Universe: Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Plato’s Symposium, Alchemy and Renaissance Neo-Platonism,” published in Shakespeare Survey 59 (Cambridge University Press, 2006). This developed from his Goethe the Alchemist: A Study of Alchemical Symbolism in Goethe’s Literary and Scientific Works, 1952, greeted on publication as “a major contribution to Goethe Studies.” Diotima’s vision of universal love in The Symposium is echoed not only in Castiglione’s The Courtier but in alchemy, in its symbolical sense; these, together with Christian ideas combined in Shakespeare’s imagination, strongly influenced the Sonnets. Where possible, Shakespeare inserted themes of the Sonnets in his plays. The result is a paradoxical combination of mysticism, sometimes erotic, in the Sonnets, with real situations and real lovers in both Sonnets and plays. The supreme realisation of the Dark Lady is Cleopatra, but the Lady also has mythic dimensions.
Inthis veinitis edifying to learn that the battleground of spiritualstruggleis firstand
foremost the heart, a reality that was most eloquently stated by St. Macarius of
Egypt: “Descend into thy heart and there do battle with Satan.” Also of benefit to ...
I believe that Sophia dwells holographically in the center of the heart of every
person, and that our individual soul ... Much of the work of spiritual alchemy is for
the purpose of bringing our everyday self into conscious, co-creative union with
Author: Robert Simmons
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A full-color illustrated guide to co-creative alchemy with crystals and stones for personal and planetary healing and enlightenment • Reveals that those who love and work with crystals and stones have been intuitively following the path of spiritual alchemy • Provides meditative practices with specific stones to go with each stage of the alchemical transformation process as well as other tools and techniques • Includes an illustrated dictionary summarizing the spiritual qualities of more than 375 different minerals, crystals, and gemstones The Alchemy of Stones presents an inspired breakthrough in Robert Simmons’ thirty-five year career of exploring and revealing the spiritual qualities and potentials of minerals, crystals, and gemstones. This holistic, Earth-based framework for understanding stones and their energies initiates readers into an alchemical worldview that leads to spiritual healing, transformation, and transcendence. Engaging readers step by step, Simmons provides guidance on discovering and harnessing the three human powers of intention, attention, and imagination, each a crucial component for meeting and working in harmony with the energies of the Stone Beings. Simmons also introduces us to the Divine Feminine intelligence known as Sophia, or Wisdom. The Stone Beings are her emissaries, and through relating and co-creating with them, the healing and redemption of ourselves and the Earth becomes a reality. Offering an illustrated dictionary of the spiritual qualities of more than 375 different minerals, crystals, and gemstones, Simmons also explores in depth what he calls the Four Cornerstones of the Alchemy of Stones: Moldavite, Phenacite, Azeztulite, and Rosophia. He discusses the stages of alchemical transformation and provides meditative practices with specific stones to go with each stage. He also explores how to work with stone mandalas, crystal body layouts, gemstone elixirs, and Orgonite energy devices and details powerful techniques for working with stones. Woven throughout are Simmons’ personal stories of the pivotal mystical experiences that triggered his capacity to feel stone energies and led him to develop his relationship with the stones, revealing how this work can open minds and awaken hearts. Lavishly illustrated, The Alchemy of Stones is an invitation to a journey of enlightenment, transformation, and spiritual metamorphosis aligned with the path of our living, conscious Earth.
HAPTER TWELVE THE PATH OF THE HEART A central and unifying thread that
kept appearing in the midst of the many and varied teachings I received was a
core principle my spirit guides gently but persistently brought to my awareness.
Author: Katherine Parker
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Resonance Alchemy takes you on a remarkable journey of discovery that will expand your consciousness and transform forever the way you view yourself and your reality. Based on the author’s direct experience, this journey begins with a mysterious gift from a group of celestial Light Beings. Their gift leads to the unveiling of ancient but long hidden techniques designed to assist humanity in the current shift of consciousness now taking place. Join Katherine as this ancient knowledge unfolds, from the revelation of a universal language of Sacred Syllables to the discovery of a unique healing method based on the vibrational resonance of this sacred language. Learn how these Sacred Syllables can bring your body, soul, and spirit back into harmony with their Divine Design. Transform your consciousness as you gain a profound new understanding of inner alchemy and shift your perspective from separation to unity with your Divine Nature. Discover powerful methods that will: • open your heart and develop your intuition • activate your body’s power to achieve and maintain radiant health • reconnect you to your Higher Self and accelerate your spiritual evolution; and • help you achieve a profound inner alchemy of body, soul, and spirit.
ALCHEMY. OF. THE. HEART. The art of alchemy is shrouded in mystery and
intrigue. In a historical sense, the chemical reactions and mathematics explored
by early alchemists gave rise to the modern science of chemistry. But even
Author: Nicholas Pearson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A gemstone-supported healing journey guided by your heart • Offers hands-on exercises and meditations with more than 60 gemstones and minerals, each a specific heart-healing stone • Explores the anatomy of the physical heart and its spiritual symbolism • Shows how your heart is itself a sensory organ and coordinator of your energy field • Explains how to fortify your heart with emotional strength, reclaim your will, cultivate forgiveness, and nurture romantic relationships in a meaningful way The word heart can be used in so many different ways. We talk about putting our hearts into our work and wearing our hearts on our sleeves. There are people who are warmhearted and those willing to heal your heartache. Each of us has likely known the pangs of conflict between the head and heart. For all the trials and pains of daily living, many people are taught to distance themselves from their hearts in order to avoid folly and failure. The truth is that only in embracing the language of the heart can we truly know who we are and where we are going. Focusing on the role of crystals in the journey to wholeheartedness, Nicholas Pearson reveals how the heart, as the literal and metaphorical center of one’s being, has the power to lead us to greater balance, healing, and happiness. He explores the anatomy of the physical heart and its spiritual symbolism and shows how its four chambers are related to the four elements. Offering hands-on exercises and meditations with more than 60 gemstones and minerals, each a specific heart-healing stone, the author explains how to build a better relationship with the heart as your spiritual center as well as how to fortify your heart with emotional strength, reclaim your will, and cultivate forgiveness. He shows how your heart is the coordinator of your energy field and is itself a sensory organ and information processor, working to enact healing on many levels. He also looks at the heart chakra and how the higher heart chakra is evolving. Providing stone-supported lessons for applying a heart-centered approach in daily life, from expressing yourself to nurturing romantic relationships in a meaningful way, the author shows how the journey to wholeness and wholeheartedness isn’t always easy, but it cannot be undertaken without first spending time to hear the soft, gentle voice of your heart and embrace the transformational force of inner alchemy known as love.