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Journey To Ixtlan

Journey To Ixtlan

  • Author: Carlos Castaneda
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439121842
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 272
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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.

High Culture

High Culture

Drugs, Mysticism, and the Pursuit of Transcendence in the Modern World

  • Author: Christopher Partridge
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190459131
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 352
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History is littered with evidence of humanity's fascination with drugs and the pursuit of altered states. From early Romanticism to late-nineteenth-century occultism and from fin de siècle Paris to contemporary psychedelic shamanism, psychoactive substances have playedcatalyzing people. Yet serious analysis of the religious dimensions of modern drug use is still lacking. the use of drugs and the pursuit of transcendence from the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the Romantic fascination with opium, it chronicles the discovery of anesthetics, the psychiatric and religious interest in hashish, the bewitching power of mescaline and hallucinogenic fungi, the more recent uses of LSD, as well as the debates surrounding drugs and religious experience. This fascinating and wide-ranging sociological and cultural history fills a major gap in the study of religion in the modern world and our understanding of the importance of countercultural thought, offering new and timely insights into the controversial relationship between drugs and mystical experience.

Lucid Dreaming

Lucid Dreaming

Gateway to the Inner Self

  • Author: Robert Waggoner
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • ISBN: 9781609255398
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 320
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Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self is the account of an extraordinarily talented lucid dreamer who goes beyond the boundaries of both psychology and religion. In the process, he stumbles upon the Inner Self. While lucid (consciously aware) in the dream state and able to act and interact with dream figures, objects, and settings, dream expert Robert Waggoner experienced something transformative and unexpected. He was able to interact consciously with the dream observer - the apparent Inner Self - within the dream. At first this seemed shocking, even impossible, since psychology normally alludes to such theoretical inner aspects as the Subliminal Self, the Center, the Internal Self-Helper in vague and theoretical ways. Waggoner came to realize, however, that aware interaction with the Inner Self was not only possible, but actual and highly inspiring. He concluded that while aware in the dream state, one has both a psychological tool and a platform from which to understand dreaming and the larger picture of man's psyche as well. Waggoner proposes 5 stages of lucid dreaming and guides readers through them, offering advice for those who have never experienced the lucid dream state and suggestions for how experienced lucid dreamers can advance to a new level. Lucid Dreaming offers exciting insights and vivid illustrations that will intrigue not only avid dreamworkers but anyone who is interested in consciousness, identity, and the definition of reality.

The Lucid Dreaming Pack

The Lucid Dreaming Pack

Gateway to the Inner Self

  • Author: Robert Waggoner
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books
  • ISBN: 0785834680
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 320
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Do you ever wonder what answers are waiting for you, buried deep within your subconscious? Bring lucidity to your dreams to help unlock the secrets of your unconscious mind! Lucid dreaming is the practice of taking control of your dreamscape. Most people think about exciting their slumber with flight through lucid dreaming, and while this is entirely within the lucid dreamers reach, it also offers up much more than that. Expert Robert Waggoner, who has logged over 1000 lucid dreams, shares his experience to help illuminate your dream world. Learn how to dream with intention and accomplish goals in your sleep. Peppered with personal stories, Waggoner shows you what to look for, how to stay focused, and how to log your lucid dreams to make the process of connecting to your subconscious mind easier with every doze. Lessons in focus and attention while sleeping help you become mindfully aware of your interactions in the real world as well. Lucid dreamers boast improved cognitive function, deeper sleep, and an alertness to the inner workings of their psyche. The elusive and intriguing world of lucid dreaming is now open to you with The Lucid Dreaming Pack. Complete with a book to guide along you along the process of taking control of your dreams and an 80 page dream journal for you to log all of your unconscious adventures. No night stand is complete without it.

The Arizona Quarterly

The Arizona Quarterly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Channeling

Channeling

Communicating with Angels and Spirit Guides

  • Author: Madonna Merced
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595387349
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 312
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Connecting to the spirit world as a means to clarify one's purpose in the world and experience a more enriched life is at our fingertips. Communing with the other side by passing through the veil that separates the physical and spiritual realm is possible and Madonna Merced shows us how. If you believe in the possibility of divine intervention and the impact it can have in our lives, then you will benefit from the practices and meditations in Madonna's guide to communicating with the other side.

Controversial New Religions

Controversial New Religions

  • Author: James R. Lewis,Jesper Aa. Petersen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199394369
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 480
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In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting with communal living, alternative leadership roles, unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values. As a result the general public views new religions with a mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety, sustained by lavish media emphasis on oddness and tragedy rather than familiarity and lived experience. This updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at those groups that have generated the most attention, including some very well-known classical groups like The Family, Unification Church, Scientology, and Jim Jones's People's Temple; some relative newcomers such as the Kabbalah Centre, the Order of the Solar Temple, Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and the Falun Gong; and some interesting cases like contemporary Satanism, the Raelians, Black nationalism, and various Pagan groups. Each essay combines an overview of the history and beliefs of each organization or movement with original and insightful analysis. By presenting decades of scholarly work on new religious movements written in an accessible form by established scholars as well as younger experts in the field, this book will be an invaluable resource for all those who seek a view of new religions that is deeper than what can be found in sensationalistic media stories.

Hispanic Writers

Hispanic Writers

A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors

  • Author: Bryan Ryan
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780810376885
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 514
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Includes biographaphical and bibliographical information for over four hundred twentieth writers of Hispanic decent

Self Help, Inc.

Self Help, Inc.

Makeover Culture in American Life

  • Author: Micki McGee
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199883688
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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Why doesn't self-help help? Cultural critic Micki McGee puts forward this paradoxical question as she looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products--books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers--is exploding, and there seems to be no end in sight. Rather than seeing narcissism at the root of the self-help craze, as others have contended, McGee shows a nation relying on self-help culture for advice on how to cope in an increasingly volatile and competitive work world. Self-Help, Inc. reveals how makeover culture traps Americans in endless cycles of self-invention and overwork as they struggle to stay ahead of a rapidly restructuring economic order. A lucid and fascinating treatment of the modern obsession with work and self-improvement, this lively book will strike a chord with its acute diagnosis of the self-help trap and its sharp suggestions for how we can address the alienating conditions of modern work and family life.

Wounded Innocents and Fallen Angels

Wounded Innocents and Fallen Angels

Child Abuse and Child Aggression

  • Author: Gregory K. Moffatt
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0275978486
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 312
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Moffatt addresses the two sides of this cycle of violence, including examples from clinical case studies and treatment options. He details crimes against children, ranging from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, sexual and physical abuse, neglect, filicide, and infanticide, and addresses aggression committed by children against other people, property, and self, including self-mutilation and suicide.