Cobb teaches us to look at the world as a record of the soul's struggles to awaken and as the soul's poetry. From this perspective, the real basis of the mind is poetic. Beauty, love, and creativity are as much instincts of the soul as sexuality or hunger. Cobb shows us how artists and mystics can teach us the meaning of love, death, and beauty, if only we can awaken to their creations. The exemplars here are Dante, Rumi, Rilke, Munch, Lorca, Schumann, and Tarkovsky.
and Western approaches.
Integral Psychology connects Eastern
and Western approaches to psychology and healing. Psychology in the East has
focused on our inner being and spiritual foundation of the psyche. Psychology in
the West has focused on our outer being and the wounding of the body-heart-mind
and self. Each requires the other to complete it, and in bringing them together
an integral view of psychology comes into view.
The classical Indian
yogas are used as a way to see psychotherapy: psychotherapy as behavior change
or karma yoga; psychotherapy as mindfulness practice or jnana
yoga; psychotherapy as opening the heart or bhakti yoga. Finally, an
integral approach is suggested that synthesizes traditional Western and Eastern
practices for healing, growth, and transformation.
“Very few books go
deeply into the spiritual area that Wilber calls the Subtle, but this one does
it brilliantly … It opens up the spiritual heart of the person in a way that
makes the further journey into the more abstract realms easier and less
stressful.” — BACP North London Magazine
“The discussion of how
the three primary yogas—jnana, karma, and bhakti—can be applied
within Western psychotherapies is excellent. The account of mindfulness practice
is first-rate, as, too, is the discussion of bhakti practice and the
opening of the heart. The author has a great deal to contribute to an important
area of inquiry.” — Michael Washburn, author of Embodied Spirituality in a
“Cortright’s synthesis of Eastern and Western spiritual
and psychological perspectives is insightful, well developed, and often
profound. I have been stimulated to think about psychotherapeutic problems from
a larger perspective.” — John E. Nelson, M.D., author of Healing the Split:
When the Impossible Happens presents Dr. Grof 's mesmerizing firsthand account of over 50 years of inquiry into waters uncharted by classical psychology, one that will leave readers questioning the very fabric of our existence.
From his first LSD session that gave him a glimpse of cosmic consciousness to his latest work with Holotropic Breathwork, When the Impossible Happens will amaze readers with vivid explorations of topics such as: Temptations of a Non-Local Universe—experiments in astral projectionPraying Mantis in Manhattan and other tales of synchronicityTrailing Clouds of Glory—remembering birth and prenatal life Dying and Beyond—survival of consciousness after death
When the Impossible Happens is an incredible opportunity to journey beyond ordinary consciousness, guaranteed to shake the foundations of what we assume to be reality, and sure to offer a new vision of our human potential.
Our personal example – in every aspect of our lives – is a very powerful instrument of change, more powerful than many of us realize. Renewal is a little book of hope, to lift our spirits and give us courage when we’re facing problems, and to offer gentle, sometimes surprising answers to the question “But what can I do?”
Easwaran is one of the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. In these short readings on themes such as loving relationships, raising children, living simply, and aging wisely, he presents fresh insights to reveal our fundamental interconnectedness, our unity with all life.
This collection includes inspiration from Gandhi and the world’s saints, engaging anecdotes, and practical suggestions, all of which are accessible to readers of any faith, philosophy, or lifestyle. Together, they demonstrate that small daily efforts to improve our own lives and the lives of those around us can add up to a powerful force for renewal – for ourselves and for our world.
Renewal is based on the earlier book Your Life Is Your Message which has been carefully abridged to convey Easwaran's insights for readers today.
Through basic exercises and instructions, you will learn:
How to communicate with the spirits of nature
How to balance the energy of your home and environment
How to clear the energy of a place after a traumatic event
How to release ghosts and lost souls
How to protect yourself and reverse spells and rituals
How to set up your own Earth healing group