Journey To Ixtlan

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Author: Carlos Castaneda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439121842
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Journey To Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda


Original Title: Journey To Ixtlan

Originally drawn to Yaqui Indian spiritual leader don Juan Matus for his knowledge of psychotropic plants, bestselling author Carlos Castaneda immersed himself in the sorcerer’s magical world. Ten years after his first encounter with the shaman, Castaneda examines his field notes and comes to understand what don Juan knew all along—psychotropic plants are merely a means to understanding alternative realities that one cannot fully embrace on one’s own. Journey to Ixtlan introduces these clear new ideas—omitted from Castaneda’s classic volumes The Teachings of Don Juan and A Separate Reality—to the reader for the first time. Castaneda explores, as he comes to experience it himself, his own final voyage into the teachings of don Juan, and shares with us what it is like to truly "stop the world" and perceive reality on his own terms.

Journey Back From Ixtlan

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Author: Bijan Ilyaie
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449749615
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Journey Back From Ixtlan by Bijan Ilyaie


Original Title: Journey Back From Ixtlan

Bijan was born in 1961 in Tehran, Iran. Although he was a brilliant student in his early and middle school years he lost his interest in academic studies to the degree that he quit college twice and returned to spiritualism and mystism instead. By the rise of the Islamic regime in 1979 in Iran his life began to drastically change where it took him to some of the darkest and most unimaginable places and situations he could have ever thought of. He eventually overcame his challenges but he paid heavy prices to find his true destiny. Prior to his memoir Journey Back from Ixtlan, Bijan wrote two more books in Farsi one of which was published in Iran and became a best seller in 2001 by the title Dew of Faith. He has translated and published more than 25 books from English to Farsi in various fields such as Politics, Religion, Self-Help, Poetry and History along with many university courses for Iranian Online Colleges. He has appeared on tens of Iranian Christian TV shows as a guest and motivational speaker. As a musician, singer and songwriter with audiences both in mainstream and Christian markets he continues to communicate his message of hope with millions around the world. His first full English album, Unconditional, was released worldwide in spring of 2012. He currently lives in Vancouver-Canada. Visit Bijan at www.bijanilyaie.com

Viaje A Ixtln

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Author: Carlos Castaneda
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ISBN: 9781517318246
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Viaje A Ixtln by Carlos Castaneda


Original Title: Viaje A Ixtln

Esta, la tercera entrega de la serie en la que Carlos Castaneda describe las ensenanzas de don Juan Matus, es considerada por muchos de los lectores de la tetralogia como la mas valiosa. Aqui, el autor retoma desde sus inicios las conversaciones con el brujo yaqui, figura central de la narracion, y se desprende de los alucinogenos y psicotropicos como unico medio para acceder a realidades distintas: se deja conducir hacia otras formas de percepcion sin necesidad de consumir sustancia alguna. Esta vez, el centro de la trama se desplaza a la revelacion del hombre occidental, quien, libre, natural y en armonia con la esencia de las cosas, alcanzara el estado mistico del guerrero."

Losing Barbara

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Author: Maryanne Kernan Wood
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468544268
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Losing Barbara by Maryanne Kernan Wood


Original Title: Losing Barbara

A Shared Braid One feisty, green eyed woman named Barbara Jean Kernan links together 10 people of different ages, and backgrounds; separated by geography---scattered from the east coast to the west, from north to south, reaching as far away as New Zealand. Barbara connects these 10 people as one strand of braid wraps around another, holding tight until it must let go, leaving each that knew her forever changed. Loosing Barbara is a collection of true stories written by Barbara's family and friends. Authentically written, each person speaks their "truth" about a person that had a huge and everlasting impact on their life. These stories will touch the reader with their honesty, and strike a nerve with anyone who has ever experienced the death of someone they love.

Lucid Dreaming Plain And Simple

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Author: Robert Waggoner
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 1609259688
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Lucid Dreaming Plain And Simple by Robert Waggoner


Original Title: Lucid Dreaming Plain And Simple

Aimed at beginners, Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple shows the reader how to enter and fully experience the lucid dreaming. Among the amazing things Waggoner and McCready teach readers are how to: consciously decide what actions to perform explore dream space (or the contents of your subconscious) interact with dream figures conduct personal and scientific experiments be free of waking state limitations (e.g., flying, walking through walls, and discovering creative solutions to waking issues) This book approaches lucid dreaming from a more cognitive psychology stance, and focuses more on how to lucid dream and how to use lucid dream techniques for personal growth, insight and transformation. Whether a reader is completely new to lucid dreaming or someone who has experienced that incredible moment of realizing, “This is a dream!”, readers will learn valuable tips and techniques gleaned from scientific research and decades of experience to explore this unique state of awareness more deeply.

Rilke On Death And Other Oddities

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Author: John Mood
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462840736
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Rilke On Death And Other Oddities by John Mood


Original Title: Rilke On Death And Other Oddities

Opening with a brief account of the life and work of the early 20th Century German-language poet Rainer Maria Rilke, the book then has its first major set piece, a lengthy and provocative selection from his prose writings on death, for him the most important topic of all. This is followed by a light-hearted account of Rilkes surprising popularity in the U. S. of A., even extending to Hollywood. A short chapter on Rilkes obsession with the scientific accuracy of his poetry and another on his poetic humor, prepare the reader for the second major set piece of the book --- a revealing look at his masterwork on death, the 860-line poem Duinese Elegies. The book closes with appendices on Rilke and god, translating Rilke, and a listing of the nearly 30 English translations of Duinese Elegies.

Shadows Bright As Glass

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Author: Amy Ellis Nutt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439150078
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Shadows Bright As Glass by Amy Ellis Nutt


Original Title: Shadows Bright As Glass

On a sunny fall afternoon in 1988, Jon Sarkin was playing golf when, without a whisper of warning, his life changed forever. As he bent down to pick up his golf ball, something strange and massive happened inside his head; part of his brain seemed to unhinge, to split apart and float away. For an utterly inexplicable reason, a tiny blood vessel, thin as a thread, deep inside the folds of his gray matter had suddenly shifted ever so slightly, rubbing up against his acoustic nerve. Any noise now caused him excruciating pain. After months of seeking treatment to no avail, in desperation Sarkin resorted to radical deep-brain surgery, which seemed to go well until during recovery his brain began to bleed and he suffered a major stroke. When he awoke, he was a different man. Before the stroke, he was a calm, disciplined chiropractor, a happily married husband and father of a newborn son. Now he was transformed into a volatile and wildly exuberant obsessive, seized by a manic desire to create art, devoting virtually all his waking hours to furiously drawing, painting, and writing poems and letters to himself, strangely detached from his wife and child, and unable to return to his normal working life. His sense of self had been shattered, his intellect intact but his way of being drastically altered. His art became a relentless quest for the right words and pictures to unlock the secrets of how to live this strange new life. And what was even stranger was that he remembered his former self. In a beautifully crafted narrative, award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Ellis Nutt interweaves Sarkin’s remarkable story with a fascinating tour of the history of and latest findings in neuroscience and evolution that illuminate how the brain produces, from its web of billions of neurons and chaos of liquid electrical pulses, the richness of human experience that makes us who we are. Nutt brings vividly to life pivotal moments of discovery in neuroscience, from the shocking “rebirth” of a young girl hanged in 1650 to the first autopsy of an autistic savant’s brain, and the extraordinary true stories of people whose personalities and cognitive abilities were dramatically altered by brain trauma, often in shocking ways. Probing recent revelations about the workings of creativity in the brain and the role of art in the evolution of human intelligence, she reveals how Jon Sarkin’s obsessive need to create mirrors the earliest function of art in the brain. Introducing major findings about how our sense of self transcends the bounds of our own bodies, she explores how it is that the brain generates an individual “self” and how, if damage to our brains can so alter who we are, we can nonetheless be said to have a soul. For Jon Sarkin, with his personality and sense of self permanently altered, making art became his bridge back to life, a means of reassembling from the shards of his former self a new man who could rejoin his family and fashion a viable life. He is now an acclaimed artist who exhibits at some of the country’s most prestigious venues, as well as a devoted husband to his wife, Kim, and father to their three children. At once wrenching and inspiring, this is a story of the remarkable human capacity to overcome the most daunting obstacles and of the extraordinary workings of the human mind.

The Wheel Of Time

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Author: Carlos Castaneda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439186732
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The Wheel Of Time by Carlos Castaneda


Original Title: The Wheel Of Time

WORLD-RENOWNED BESTSELLING AUTHOR CARLOS CASTANEDA'S SELECTION OF HIS WRITINGS ON THE SHAMANS OF ANCIENT MEXICO Near the end of his life, Carlos Castaneda gathered together and reviewed his seminal works on his training as a shaman initiate, recorded in a literary career that spans over thirty years. The result is this groundbreaking collection of quotations -- the essence of Carlos Castaneda, drawn from his landmark volumes including The Teachings of Don Juan, Journey to Ixtlan, A Separate Reality, and Tales of Power. Enhanced with an introduction and original commentary by the author, this powerful work illuminates the shaman's life as never before. Castaneda's words explore how the ancient shamans could literally touch and direct the wheel of time -- a profound yet pragmatic tradition that can be felt even in our day.

Wonderland

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Author: Daniel Doen Silberberg
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1935209035
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Wonderland by Daniel Doen Silberberg


Original Title: Wonderland

Written in the non-traditional, humorous, and slightly irreverent tone of books like Sit Down and Shut Up, and Dharma Punxs, Wonderlandis a highly original riff on Alice in Wonderland, using the classic story as a jumping off point for conveying the Zen concept of ‘One Mind’. Daniel Silberberg’s first book is a unique contribution to contemporary American Zen, which honors its historic roots and yet strikes out into fresh areas. It presents a lively mix of tone and quotation and levels of discourse, from citing Timeless Spring or the Diamond Sutra to Kill Bill and ketchup. With stories from his own life as well as from the larger cultural swirl around him, Daniel Silberberg reflects on the differences between how we perceive the world around us and the way it actually is. Daniel Silberberg’s take on a variety of Buddhist ideas and concepts are immediately useful and relevant. The reader will find that it addresses directly some of the issues they are dealing with in their own practice. The author’s insights and experiences come from his experience leading a large Zen community and from his almost thirty years of Zen Training in the lineage of the highly revered teachers Genpo Roshi and Maezumi Roshi.

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