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The Four Horsemen: The Discussion that Sparked an Atheist Revolution

The Four Horsemen: The Discussion that Sparked an Atheist Revolution

Richard Dawkins  ,  Sam Harris ,  Daniel C. Dennett ,  Christopher Hitchens

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Known as the 'four horsemen' of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights - about religion and atheism, science and sense - speaks with urgency to our present age. Questions they asked of each other included- 'Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas? Is spirituality the preserve of the religious? Are there any truths you would rather not know? Would you want to see the end of faith?' The dialogue was recorded, and is now transcribed and presented here with new introductions from the surviving three horsemen. With a sparkling introduction from Stephen Fry, it makes essential reading for all their admirers and for anyone interested in exploring the tensions between faith and reason.

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Lighting the Path: The Dalai Lama teaches on wisdom and compassion

Lighting the Path: The Dalai Lama teaches on wisdom and compassion

The Dalai Lama

$24.99
In this accessible and important follow up to The Art of Happiness His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaches us how to live a happier and more spiritual life by fostering compassion and wisdom.

Filled with his trademark honesty and warmth, this book explains how practically applying the values of Buddhism can help you find answers to both the everyday problems we face - relationships, health, work and happiness - and the major issues and changes facing humanity today including globalisation, technology and terrorism.

Drawn from the Dalai Lama's teachings during his fourth visit to Australia and New Zealand, which focused on gaining strength through compassion, Lighting the Path reminds us that we each have the ability to change our own life for the better, and the power to improve the lives of others as well.

Explaining the central tenets of Buddhism, including the Four Noble Truths, Atisha's Lamp for the Path of Enlightenment and the Eight Verses of Mind Training, this book will give you the practical guidance you need to deal with life's challenges and help you develop inner peace.
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A History of Judaism

A History of Judaism

Martin Goodman

$29.99
Judaism is by some distance the oldest of the three Abrahamic religions and, despite the extraordinarily varied forms it has taken and diverse beliefs it has contained over three millennia, it has been generally understood by both Jews and gentiles as a single entity. There have been many histories of the Jewish people but remarkably few attempts to relate the history and evolution of Judaism itself. In this book, the first comprehensive, single-volume work of its kind in English, Martin Goodman explains how Judaism came to be and how it has developed from one period to another, as well as the ways in which its varieties have related to each other.
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Jung, Buddhism, and the Incarnation of Sophia: Unpublished Writings from the Philosopher of the Soul

Jung, Buddhism, and the Incarnation of Sophia: Unpublished Writings from the Philosopher of the Soul

Henry Corbin

$46.95
Examines the work of Carl Jung in relation to Eastern religion, the wisdom teachings of the Sophia, Sufi mysticism, and visionary spirituality Henry Corbin (1903-1978) was one of the most important French philosophers and orientalists of the 20th century. In this collection of previously unpublished writings, Corbin examines the work of Carl Jung in relationship to the deep spiritual traditions of Eastern religion, the esoteric wisdom teachings of Sophia, the transformational symbolism of alchemy, and Sufi mysticism.

Looking at the many methods of inner exploration in the East, including the path of the Sufi and Taoist alchemy, Corbin reveals how the modern Western world does not have its own equivalent except in psychotherapy. Expanding Jung's findings in light of his own studies of Gnostic and esoteric Islamic traditions, he offers a unique insight into the spiritual values underlying Jung's psychoanalytic theories. Corbin analyzes Jung's works on Buddhism, providing his own understanding of the tradition and its relationship to Sufi mysticism, and explores the role of the Gnostic Sophia with respect to Jung's most controversial essay, Answer to Job.

Explaining how Islamic fundamentalists have turned their back on the mystic traditions of Sufism, Corbin reveals how totalitarianism of all kinds threatens the transformative power of the imagination and the transcendent reality of the individual soul.

Henry Corbin (1903-1978) was one of the most important French philosophers and orientalists of the 20th century. In this collection of previously unpublished writings, Corbin examines the work of Carl Jung in relationship to the deep spiritual traditions of Eastern religion, the esoteric wisdom teachings of Sophia, the transformational symbolism of alchemy, and Sufi mysticism.

Looking at the many methods of inner exploration in the East, including the path of the Sufi and Taoist alchemy, Corbin reveals how the modern Western world does not have its own equivalent except in psychotherapy. Expanding Jung's findings in light of his own studies of Gnostic and esoteric Islamic traditions, he offers a unique insight into the spiritual values underlying Jung's psychoanalytic theories. Corbin analyzes Jung's works on Buddhism, providing his own understanding of the tradition and its relationship to Sufi mysticism, and explores the role of the Gnostic Sophia with respect to Jung's most controversial essay, Answer to Job.

Explaining how Islamic fundamentalists have turned their back on the mystic traditions of Sufism, Corbin reveals how totalitarianism of all kinds threatens the transformative power of the imagination and the transcendent reality of the individual soul.
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Chakra Wisdom: Healing Negative Thoughts, Feelings, and Beliefs with Meditation, Yoga, and the Traya Process

Chakra Wisdom: Healing Negative Thoughts, Feelings, and Beliefs with Meditation, Yoga, and the Traya Process

Trish O'Sullivan

$32.99
Just as the body is able to heal itself, nature has provided a way for the mind to heal as well. In Chakra Wisdom, you will discover how to process emotional and spiritual blocks as you heal the wounds that interfere with personal fulfilment. Therapist, yogi, and healer Trish O Sullivan shares a system known as Traya, which utilizes the chakras as tools to better understand, work with, and heal the mind. This process includes techniques for connecting to your inner teacher and the deep mind so that you can recover from illness and trauma, reduce stress, and enter the stream of healing energy. By combining consistent practice, work with the higher self, and insights from Western psychotherapy, this book invites you to realize the full potential of your life.
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The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

Alan Watts ,  Anne ,  Anne Watts

$41.99
Philosopher, author, and lecturer Alan Watts (1915-1973) popularized Zen Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies for the counterculture of the 1960s. Today, new generations are finding his writings and lectures online, while faithful followers worldwide continue to be enlightened by his teachings. The Collected Letters of Alan Watts reveals the remarkable arc of Watts's colorful and controversial life, from his school days in England to his priesthood in the Anglican Church as chaplain of Northwestern University to his alternative lifestyle and experimentation with LSD in the heyday of the late sixties. His engaging letters cover a vast range of subject matter, with recipients ranging from High Church clergy to high priests of psychedelics, government officials, publishers, critics, family, and fans. They include C. G. Jung, Henry Miller, Gary Snyder, Aldous Huxley, Reinhold Niebuhr, Timothy Leary, Joseph Campbell, and James Hillman. Watts's letters were curated by two of his daughters, Joan Watts and Anne Watts, who have added rich, behind-the-scenes biographical commentary.

Edited by Joan Watts & Anne Watts
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The Merciful Humility of God: The 2019 Lent Book

The Merciful Humility of God: The 2019 Lent Book

Jane Williams

$22.99
St Augustine's insight was that it is only the merciful humility of God that could penetrate our armoured pride. As we follow this book through Lent and through the Biblical narrative what begins to emerge is that God's merciful humility is the source of life. The chapters of Jane Williams's book include: `Humble Beginnings'; `How to win friends and influence nobody'; `Reigning from a tree' and `Risen and ascended into humility'. Her reflective Lent book will be a trusted guide for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of God's humility during this religious period.
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Christianity: The faith that inspired and shaped the Western world

Christianity: The faith that inspired and shaped the Western world

Thomas Small

$19.99
More than any other, Christianity is the world's first truly global faith.

Lying at the heart of Western civilisation, Christianity has spread everywhere, and today is still winning converts in Africa, China, and throughout the world. How is it that a movement which began more than 2,000 years ago in Palestine continues to be such a potent force, commanding the hearts and inspiring the imaginations of billions of believers? Thomas Small takes us back to where it all began, to the epic, shocking, and sometimes deeply moving Christian story.

First preached all those centuries ago, that story was adapted and refined through the ages, and Small explores that fascinating, twisting history, from the apostle Paul to the mystics of the Egyptian desert, from the challenge of Islam to the ferocity of the Crusades, and from the rise of science to the birth of the modern world. Along the way, he reveals the intimate link between Christian theology and worship, and makes sense of the many divisions within Christianity: Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant.

Finally, he asks the question, how can this story - full of miracles and holy men, angels and demons - still be believed by modern people? What is it that motivates them to put their faith in it? Beyond the age-old debate between faith and religion, Small offers a new way to make sense of Christianity in the postmodern world.
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Origins of the Kabbalah

Origins of the Kabbalah

Gershom Gerhard Scholem ,  David Biale ,  R. J. Zwi Werblowsky ,  Allan Arkush

$66.99
With the publication of The Origins of the Kabbalah in 1950, one of the most important scholars of our century brought the obscure world of Jewish mysticism to a wider audience for the first time. A crucial work in the oeuvre of Gershom Scholem, this book details the beginnings of the Kabbalah in twelfth- and thirteenth-century southern France and Spain, showing its rich tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God. The Origins of the Kabbalah is a contribution not only to the history of Jewish medieval mysticism, but also to the study of medieval mysticism in general. Now with a new foreword by David Biale, this book remains essential reading for students of the history of religion.
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Selected Letters

Selected Letters

Joseph Campbell ,  Dennis Patrick ,  Evans Lansing Smith

$44.99
Proving that there is still more to learn from Joseph Campbell, this volume shares his personal letters vibrantly curated in a way that highlights not only Campbell's mastery of fields as diverse as anthropology, literature, depth psychology, religious studies, and of course comparative mythology but also his hands-on approach to experiencing, rather than simply studying, subjects such as Kundalini Yoga and Buddhism. The editors arrange Campbell's personal writings to friends, colleagues, and fellow thinkers in a way that illuminates an intellectual point in time that continues to resonate in contemporary culture. Anyone who has ever been counseled to follow your bliss, knows Campbell and will benefit from learning more about his thinking here.
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The Story of Myth

The Story of Myth

Sarah Iles Johnston

$88.00
Greek myths have long been admired as beautiful, thrilling stories but dismissed as serious objects of belief. For centuries scholars have held that Greek epics, tragedies, and the other compelling works handed down to us obscure the real myths that supposedly inspired them. Instead of joining in this pursuit of hidden meanings, Sarah Iles Johnston argues that the very nature of myths as stories-as gripping tales starring vivid characters-enabled them to do their most important work: to create and sustain belief in the gods and heroes who formed the basis of Greek religion.

By drawing on work in narratology, sociology, and folklore studies, and by comparing Greek myths not only to the myths of other cultures but also to fairy tales, ghost stories, fantasy works, modern novels, and television series, The Story of Myth reveals the subtle yet powerful ways in which these ancient Greek tales forged enduring bonds between their characters and their audiences, created coherent story-worlds, and made it possible to believe in extraordinary gods. Johnston captures what makes Greek myths distinctively Greek, but simultaneously brings these myths into a broader conversation about how the stories told by all cultures affect our shared view of the cosmos and the creatures who inhabit it.
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