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Saturday, 23. February 2008
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Tantric Sex
What exactly is tantric sex? This book explains the way of life the ancients knew and that we are rediscovering. People may be drawn to tantric practices hoping to enhance their sexual satisfaction. But Tantra is much more than a sexual teaching. Tantric practice can transform every aspect of your life, helping you to expand your physical health and vitality, emotional healing and expression, psychic sensitivity, satisfying relationships, creativity, and productivity.
Complete Idiot's Guide to Tantric Sex by Dr. Judy Kuriansky.
Alpha, 2002 | 374 pages | PDF | 7.7 MB
Saturday, 16. February 2008
Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Alternative Medicine
The guide begins with the basics, covering the benefits of each therapy as well as things to watch out for. You then learn how to find a qualified practitioner, how diagnoses are made in each field, and what treatments work best for which ailments. The author also spells out how various therapies are used in conjunction with traditional Western medical treatment in complementary medicine.
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alternative Medicine by Karen Fontaine
Que, 1 edition, 2004 | 384 pages | PDF | 2,2 MB
Saturday, 09. February 2008
26 Secrets from the Orient - Feng Shui
Introduction: Although Feng has been practiced in the Eastern hemisphere for thousands of years, it is relatively new to western civilization. Feng Shui may seem mysterious and foreign to our western culture, but it is actually a very sensible collection of ideas and actions.
Begin to think of balance in all things. For example, you must activate your career and benefactor sections so that you can be a magnet for exposure to opportunities and people who will help you get ahead. It will be easier for you to invite wealth when you have a happy love life. And if you are loved, you are more likely to stay healthy and attain the kind of wealth that stays with you.
Before you begin, critically evaluate all areas of your home, examining each and every room inside as well as outside of the house.
Knowing your Kua number will help you better understand your element, your best colors and your best directions for improving your life. These are all tools to help you attain your goals.
26 Secrets from the Orient - Feng Shui by Eloise Helm
Aquarian Publications, 2002 | 54 pages | PDF | 1.9 MB
This book is a bona fide classic of psychedelic literature. It separates its subject into two parts: The Shamanic Hypothesis, and Psychedelic Catalysts. The first part focuses on experience; the second on the plants, their psychedelic chemicals, and how to grow and ingest them. The writing is calm, clear and vivid; and the various warnings and advice given should be taken very seriously indeed.
Here's a brief quote from the "Extraction Prodedures" chapter:
Westerners generally prefer pure compounds in the form of pills or capsules that can be easily swallowed, an efficiency which makes up in acceleration what it loses in verisimilitude."
Psychedelic Shamanism: The Cultivation, Preparation & Shamanic Use of Psychoactive Plants by Jim DeKorne.
Loompanics Unlimited, 1994-05 | 155 pages | PDF | 3.5 MB
Monday, 04. February 2008
Esoterica - The Journal
Saturday, 02. February 2008
The Secret Life of Nature
If you don't believe in fairies, this startling book by Peter Tompkins, author of the New York Times number one bestseller 'The Secret Life of Plants' (1989), will convince you otherwise.
Peter Tompkins uncovers the history, past mystical organizations (as well as current ones), mystics, scientists and others and then factually pieces together the existence of this hidden worldaround us. This book is out of print and is not available at the bookstores in the U.S. I might concur with the prior reviewer that the material was before its time.
Going beyond the boundaries of typical pro-environmental propaganda, The Secret Life of Nature is more than a plea to save the planet; it will change the way you see the world.
The Secret Life of Nature: Living in Harmony With the Hidden World of Nature Spirits from Fairies to Quarks by Peter Tompkins.
HarperOne; 1st ed edition, 1997 | 240 pages | PDF | 3.5 MB
For the open-minded reader!
The Ritual Magic Workbook
The Ritual Magic Workbook offers the reader a structured and highly practical twelve-month introduction to ritual magic.
A must have for beginners and experts alike.
Yet the 'how' she provides is extensive: from what to wear and how to prepare and consecrate the temple, to a series of exercises, meditations, and rituals designed to open the magical world to the student.
While not all occultists will agree with everything Ashcroft-Nowicki has to say, The Ritual Magic Workbook offers a good introduction to the subject and is recommended to the interested student.
The Ritual Magic Workbook: A Practical Course of Self-Initiation
by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki.
Red Wheel/Weiser, 1998 | 256 pages | PDF | 2.8 MB
I enjoyed it for the detail about the making of the implements and the temple. So it's practical, as described, but a fuller self-initiation requires several other books and thus the suggested readings at the ends of each chapter.
Saturday, 26. January 2008
Be Your Own Doctor with Foot Reflexology
Like Acupuncture or Acupressure, Reflexology is a science of stimulating specific points on the surface of the body (e.g., on soles), which have a correspondence or a link with the internal organs.
Be Your Own Doctor with Foot Reflexology
by Dr. Dhiren Gala, Dr D.R. Gala, Dr. Sanjay Gala.
Navneet Publication, 2005 | 140 pages | PDF | 16.2 MB
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Awakening the Third Eye
A step by step method to awaken the third eye and engage spiritual vision. A manual packed with practical information and techniques on clairvoyance, dowsing land energies, psychic sleep, perceiving acupuncture meridians, psychic protection and grounding. The book also presents a number of fundamental principles of the Clairvision work.
Awakening the Third Eye by Samuel Sagan.
Clairvision, 2007 | 290 pages | PDF | 1.5 MB
Monday, 14. January 2008
The Illustrated History of Buddhism
to the "Band of five disciples":
Soon after the birth of the Future Buddha, eight Brahmin fortune-tellers, observed the marks and characteristics of the Future Buddha's person. Five of these Brahmins interpreted that prince Siddhattha would unquestionably become a Buddha and with that belief, had already become ascetics. When Siddhattaha retired from the world, they attended to his personal needs. Then seeing that the Future Buddha had given up extreme asceticism and gone back to the usual way of taking ordinary material food, they doubted if he would ever become a Buddha, and deserted him.
After the death of King Bimbisara, Devadatta made several attempts to kill the Buddha, but he was not successful. So he went to the elephant-keepers and said to them. "Venerable Theras like us who are recognized by the King can use our influence to get you promotion in your service. Therefore, you had better carry out my instructions. If the Venerable Gotama should pass this way, set the full grown male elephant, Nalagiri, upon Him".
The Illustrated History of Buddhism - 65 pictures with description.
Author: Ashin Janakabhivamsa; Artist: U Ba Kyi; 1951.
Notice: Refers to the Theravada Buddhism as practised in Myanmar (Burma).
Saturday, 12. January 2008
YOU: The Owner’s Manual
If there ever was a pair of docs who can make the small intestine seem truly intriguing, here they are. Dr. Mehmet Oz is an alternative-medicine maverick and a cardiologist known to implement acupuncture during open-heart surgery. Dr. Michael Roizen developed the RealAge concept of calculating one's biological, as opposed to chronological, age. Here they've whipped up a witty guide to the workings of the entire body, appropriate not just for those who can't tell their pancreas from their pituitary.
YOU: The Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger by Michael F Roizen & Mehmet Oz
Harper Collins, 2005 | 435 Pages | PDF | 8,9 MB
Heart and Soul: The Integrative Medicine of Dr. Mehmet Oz
How to Be Happy at Work
Everyone has the power to control their own destiny in their jobs, careers and life. The author explains this so well. Whatever your age, whatever your job is - recommended!
From the book:
"In what many people call 'the real world,' it’s assumed that financial success is the key ingredient to satisfaction. I question this assumption. Although economic security settles the mind and can even quiet the soul, money alone can’t create deep career fulfillment.
To be deeply fulfilled through work, you must integrate your financial needs and goals with your spiritual desires.
Hirsch is the founder of a career and psychological counseling company in Chicago and a senior lecturer at Northwestern University.
Part 1 introduces a number of psychological challenges that need to be addressed and resolved, including the need to create a personal life agenda and timetable. Part 2 discusses some of the difficult organizational realities that have evolved over the last decade, including the loss of job security. Part 3 explores alternative work styles and schedules to increase autonomy and enhance the quality of life. There are chapters on midlife career transitions, achieving career security, business ethics, quitting a job, balancing work and personal life, and starting a business.
How to Be Happy at Work: A Practical Guide to Career Satisfaction
by Arlene S. Hirsch
Jist Publishing; 2nd edition, 2003 | 305 pages | PDF | 2.4 MB
Saturday, 05. January 2008
Dictionary of Occult, Hermetic and Alchemical Sigils
A historical and graphical basis of the sigils can be found in various archetypal alphabets, notably those related to ancient Hebrew scripts and the extant "secret" alphabets that are derived from them.
It falls into two main parts, first the Lexicon proper with its 1500 subject-entries and pictographs in alphabetical order, and second an index of sigils for their identification by counting strokes (1-5) and recognizing curvings and additional circles. (from the review by Walter Pagel)
Dictionary of Occult, Hermetic and Alchemical Sigils by Fred Gettings.
Viking Pr, 1981 | 410 pages | PDF | 29,7 MB
Saturday, 22. December 2007
Living in the Light: A Guide to Personal and Planetary
Shakti Gawain is a pioneer in the field of personal development. For over twenty-five years, she has been a best-selling author and internationally renowned teacher of consciousness. The first book I read was 'Creative Visualization', followed by 'Living in the Light'.
Part One describes a set of principles, including:
The Higher Power Within Us
Becoming a Creative Channel
Exploring Our Many Selves
The World As Our Mirror
Spirit And Form
The Male And Female Within, and Men And Woman
East And West: A New Challenge.
Part Two describes living the principles, including:
Balancing Being and Doing
Authoritarian and Rebel
Work and Play
Your Perfect Body
Life and Death
Transforming Our World, and A Vision
Shakti's writing style provides a nice blend of ideas, personal experiences, meditations, and exercises. I especially like her call for acceptance and balance in dealing with seeming contradictions in our nature. Much of what she describes I can see in myself and in others. I recommend reading the book to see if there is something of value to you in 'Living in the Light'.
Living in the Light: A Guide to Personal and Planetary Transformation
by Shakti Gawain
New World Library, 1998 (Revised Edition) | 224 pages | PDF | 2,8 MB
Life on the Other Side: A Psychic’s Tour of the Afterlife
Perhaps the greatest question ever asked is "What happens after we die?" Every human being eventually deals with this question and ponders the mysterious answer. But, until it's our turn to travel to the Other Side, we can't know what we will find. Or can we?
Whether or not you end up believing what she writes, you can't help but come away with food for thought. Most interesting! It left me with a peaceful feeling about the hereafter.
Take a comprehensive "tour" of the afterlife, includes:
the truth about ghosts and hauntings
solving "unsolvable" missing persons cases
how psychic energy can keep people healthy and improve relationships
why we shouldn't fear aging and death
must-read predictions for the new millennium
Life on the Other Side: A Psychic's Tour of the Afterlife by Sylvia Browne & Lindsay Harrison
Publisher: Signet, 2001 | 270 Pages | PDF | 1,1 MB
Sylvia Browne official website
The Society Of Novus Spiritus - Browne's church
Sylvia Brown's Online Talk Show at HayHouseradio. Next show 'Mystical Travelers' on Sunday, December 23, 2007. Free registration required.
Stop Sylvia Browne - a site critical of Sylvia Browne
King of the Paranormal by Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.
Sylvia Browne Clock by James Randi from James Randi Educational Foundation.
Her biggest opponent.
Official transcript: Are Psychics Real?, Larry King Live, September 3, 2001.
(Browne and James Randi)
Official transcript: Are Psychics for Real?, Larry King Live, March 6, 2001.
(Browne and John Edward)
Official transcript: Psychic Powers Debunked in Shawn Hornbeck Case, Anderson Cooper, January 19, 2007. (Browne's manager and Randi)
Official transcript: Psychic Psychic Reality Check, Anderson Cooper,
January 30, 2007. (Browne's manager and Randi)