The Pearl Beyond Price

In this book Almaas demonstrates that healthy ego development is part of the continuum of spiritual development.

The Pearl Beyond Price

In this book Almaas demonstrates that healthy ego development is part of the continuum of spiritual development. He also establishes the possibility of attaining inner realization and developing our essential being—"the pearl beyond price"—in the context of living a normal human life.

Beyond Price

The folklore regarding pearls has created an endlessly imaginative literature, here analyzed meticulously." The book is enhanced with over 100 maps & illustrations.

Beyond Price

Man has been intrigued by the origin of pearls, sensitive to their beauty, & convinced of their medicinal value for at least five millennia. A mixture of folklore & observation preceded the earliest scientific inquiries. Fishing & trade commenced in southern Asia, between India & Sri Lanka & around the Persian Gulf. In Western & Central Europe, Inner Asia & China, & North America, freshwater pearls were probably known & treasured before those of marine origin. R.A. Donkin combines written sources with the results of archaeological & philological research. A refined nomenclature lends support to other evidence pointing to long familiarity, & etymologically related words for 'pearl'- reflecting former trading connections or colonization. Pearls were prominent among the luxury products which, for many centuries, the West associated with the legendary East & South; conversely, the Chinese looked to the West & South. From the opening of the Age of Discoveries & for the next two & a half centuries marine pearls were high among the objectives of expeditions to the eastern & western Tropics. The often remote centers of demand were affluent & culturally advanced societies where dealers & purchasers exercised fine judgment in matters of shape & color & iridescence, as they continue to do today. Beyond Price: Pearls & Pearl-Fishing, organized both chronologically & by region is called by reviewer, James Parsons, "the crowning achievement of a world-class scholar....The folklore regarding pearls has created an endlessly imaginative literature, here analyzed meticulously." The book is enhanced with over 100 maps & illustrations.

Pearl Beyond Price

She paused before him and he held the pearl up between them without averting his gaze. He rubbed the thumb and forefinger of his other hand together and ...

Pearl Beyond Price

Black Wind, the Mongols hailed him. Swift, fierce and proud. Yet Kira looked upon Thierry de Pereille and saw, not a man marked by legend, but a warrior who had taken her from the life she knew…to a place of passion beyond her wildest dreams. The woman was a witch. Truly, who else could make pearls drop from her mouth? Or ensare a man with nothing more than a touch? Yet, even as he fought the power that bound them together, Thierry knew he could not deny that the gentle Kira was his destiny. “Another dazzling Delacroix delicacy!”—Affaire de Coeur This edition of Pearl Beyond Price has been revised from the original published version and includes new scenes.

Pearl Beyond Price

Seeking her husband's murderer in London, Allana Audsley is targeted by family friend Alexander Sutton, who frowns upon Allana's active social life so soon after her husband's death. Original.

Pearl Beyond Price

Seeking her husband's murderer in London, Allana Audsley is targeted by family friend Alexander Sutton, who frowns upon Allana's active social life so soon after her husband's death. Original.

A Pearl Beyond Price

A Pearl Beyond Price


Pearl Beyond Price

This book explores the image of the attractive Jesus through key gospel episodes, where Christ steps out of the pages into our world, surprising us with the relevance of his teaching and the power of his presence.

Pearl Beyond Price

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book for 2002 which considers the images of Jesus and asks what was attractive about Jesus in his day and what continues to appeal to us now?

A Pearl Beyond Price

“ You told me at our first meeting that you came at a high price . Since that was my own estimate ... I may not be able to give it back 66 A PEARL BEYOND PRICE.

A Pearl Beyond Price


Diamond Heart Book One

This five-volume series is a collection of Almaas’ lectures on the Diamond Approach. In Elements of the Real Man, he covers topics such as faith, commitment, nobility and suffering, truth and compassion, allowing, and growing up.

Diamond Heart  Book One

This five-volume series presents a collection of talks given by Almaas on topics such as faith, commitment, nobility and suffering, truth and compassion, allowing, and growing up. Through these talks, Almaas offers valuable guidance and advice for those on a spiritual path, and he explores the challenges and psychological barriers faced by those seeking self-realization.

Diamond Heart Book Five

This is the last of the five-volume Diamond Heart series of transcribed and edited talks given by A. H. Almaas to inner-work groups in California and Colorado.

Diamond Heart  Book Five

From one perspective, we can see ourselves merely as human beings struggling in a crowded and chaotic world of suffering. This book opens our eyes to a different reality, one that turns our familiar world inside out. We need only explore—with curiosity and love—our true potential as human beings in order to discover infinite depth and creativity in our lives as we act and interact in the world. When time and space expand their meaning, we come to know ourselves as having infinite dimensions of being and qualities of spirit, and uncover new mysteries about ourselves, one another, and the reality we live in. This is the last of the five-volume Diamond Heart series of transcribed and edited talks given by A. H. Almaas to inner-work groups in California and Colorado.

Pearl Beyond Price

Pearl Beyond Price


Your Soul s Compass

Nonetheless, the Hymn of the Pearl made its way into the apocryphal Christian ... He has found the Pearl beyond price—his own divine nature—and the childish ...

Your Soul s Compass

In this time of global change and uncertainty, of spiritual indirection, Americans are asking these age-old questions with renewed curiosity. There’s a thirst for meaning and purpose—a dawning realization that happiness isn’t a commodity that can be bought with a gold card. Fulfillment and joy arise naturally from creative and compassionate action-- from the understanding that all life is interconnected and guided by a higher intelligence. Our personal choices make a difference, and when they are spiritually inspired even the smallest action serves a larger whole. Sacred texts ranging from the Torah to the New Testament, the Tao Te Ching to the Buddhist scriptures, the Vedantas to the Koran, speak of making life-enhancing choices where a force greater than the individual flows through us and informs our thoughts and actions. In this book we’ll focus on the three classic aspects of living such a spiritually guided life: (1) alignment: maintaining a direct and personal connection to the Source of our Being; (2) discernment: distinguishing the movement of Spirit in our lives from our own wants, fears and social conditioning; and (3) action: making our best, most inspired contribution to the evolution of life.

Diamond Heart Book Four

In this fourth installment of the Diamond Heart series, founder A. H. Almaas guides and orients individuals who are engaged in doing the difficult work of realization.

Diamond Heart  Book Four

We live in a world of mystery, wonder, and beauty. But most of us seldom participate in this real world, being focused rather on the parts that are mostly strife, suffering, or meaninglessness. The situation is basically due to our not realizing and living our full human potential. This potential can be actualized by the realization and development of human essence. The human essence is the part of us that is innate and real, and which can participate in the real world. The series of books Diamond Heart are transcriptions of talks given by A. H. Almaas to inner work groups in Colorado and California.

Find the Pearl of Great Price

We all have had transcendental experiences as children that take us beyond our present awareness into a reality just beyond the ordinary.

Find the Pearl of Great Price

If you want to find an example of someone who walked the path of the mystic, look at Jesus the Christ. The sincere obedience Jesus showed the Father and his love of humanity is something we’re all meant to do in our own way. Saint Francis of Assisi, Rebecca Cox Jackson, Khalil Gibran, and many others were also led by the presence of God they discovered within themselves. In this memoir, the Rev. Bonita Jones Frazier describes the transcendental experiences that she has had from the time she was a child until today. Along the way, she shares how she discovered who she is and her purpose in life. The journey she shares goes by many names, including the Path of the Kabala in Judaism, the Path of the Sufi in Islam, the Path of the Christian Mystic, the Path of the Bodhisattva in Buddhism, and others. You, too, can be a modern-day mystic following your own religious tradition. The “Pearl of Great Price” is knowing God as a seed in your heart, a divine spark, waiting to be loved, nurtured and brought to a full, glorious bloom.