Awakening Higher Consciousness

Author: Lloyd M. Dickie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620553953
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Explains the relevance of ancient myths to the awakening to higher states of consciousness and enlivened experience of the world • Shows how higher consciousness can arise within each of us by following the guidance found in ancient myths • Reveals how myths influence our personal development without our awareness through their influence on our core values and culture • Examines ancient Sumerian, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Hebrew myths, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and the story of Osiris and Isis In this study of ancient Sumerian, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Hebrew myths, authors Lloyd M. Dickie and Paul R. Boudreau show that many classic myths contain instructions for awakening higher consciousness, allowing access to enlivened experience of the world and awareness of the divine within and around us. Inspired by the work of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, the authors deeply examine creation myths and well-known ancient myths from Mesopotamia and Egypt, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and the story of Osiris and Isis. They reveal that these myths are not behavioral morality tales but actual delineations of how a higher order can arise within each of us. The authors explain how these stories teach us to distinguish the heaven within from the earth within us, to find the essential part of our being that provides a link with our higher powers. Spending more than a year onsite in Egypt to personally connect with the myths, the authors explain how ancient storytellers intentionally chose myths as a vehicle for teachings because story has a seed-like capacity to implant itself in the unconscious and influence development without the individual being aware of it. By crafting these sacred narratives, the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians provide tools to awaken to the presence of higher consciousness as well as a road map for the individual to come into conscious alignment with the perpetual unfolding of the universe.

The Divine Dance

Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281078165
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The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a ‘mystery’. Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives? The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament—it wasn't until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it—but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience. In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God—circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we're trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the ‘Desert Mothers and Fathers’ applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd-sounding word is dancing. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow—it's like a dance. But God is not a dancer—He is the dance itself. That idea might sound novel, but it is about as traditional as you can get. God is the dance itself, and He invites you to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in?

How God Became God

Author: Richard M. Smoley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399185569
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This epic, thrilling journey through Bible scholarship and ancient religion shows how much of Scripture is historically false--yet the ancient writings also resound with theologies that crisscrossed the primeval world and that direct us today toward a deep, inner, authentic experience of the truly sacred. From a historical perspective, the Bible is shockingly, provably wrong--a point supported by today's best archaeological and historical scholarship but not well understood by (or communicated to) the public. Yet this emphatically does not mean that the Bible isn't, in some very real measure, true, argues scholar of mysticism Richard Smoley. Smoley reviews the most authoritative historical evidence to demonstrate that figures such as Moses, Abraham, and Jesus are not only unlikely to have existed, but bear strong composite resemblances to other Near Eastern religious icons. Likewise, the geopolitical and military events of Scripture fail to mesh with the largely settled historical time line and social structures. Smoley meticulously shows how our concepts of the Hebrew and Christian God, including Christ himself, are an assemblage of ideas that were altered, argued over, and edited--until their canonization. This process, to a large degree, gave Western civilization its consensus view of God. But these conclusions are not cause for nihilism or disbelief. Rather, beneath the metaphorical figures and mythical historicism of Scripture appears an extraordinary, truly transcendent theology born from the most sacred and fully realized spiritual and human insights of the antique Eastern world. Far from being "untrue," the Bible is remarkably, extraordinarily true as it connects us to the sublime insights of our ancient ancestors and points to a unifying ethic behind many of the world's faiths. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Origins Of The Sphinx

Author: Robert M. Schoch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620555263
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New research and evidence that the Sphinx is thousands of years older than previously thought • Contrasts what Egyptologists claim about the Sphinx with historical accounts and new research including reanalysis of seismic studies and updates to Schoch’s water weathering research and Bauval’s Orion Correlation Theory • Examines how the Sphinx is contemporaneous with Göbekli Tepe, aligned with the constellation Leo, and was recarved during the Old Kingdom era of Egypt • Reveals that the Sphinx was built during the actual historical Golden Age of ancient Egypt, the period known in legend as Zep Tepi No other monument in the world evokes mystery like the Great Sphinx of Giza. It has survived the harsh climate of Egypt for thousands of years and will remain long after our own civilization is gone. According to orthodox Egyptology, the Sphinx was built around 2500 BCE as a memorial to the pharaoh Khafre. Yet this “fact” has scant to no supportive evidence. When was the Sphinx really built and, most importantly, why? In this provocative collaboration from two Egyptology outsiders, Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., and Robert Bauval combine their decades of research to show how the Sphinx is thousands of years older than the conventional Egyptological timeline and was built by a long forgotten pre-Pharaonic civilization. They examine the known history of the Sphinx, contrasting what Egyptologists claim with prominent historical accounts and new research, including updates to Schoch’s geological water weathering research and reanalysis of seismic studies. Building on Bauval’s Orion Correlation Theory, they investigate the archaeoastronomical alignments of the monuments of the Giza Plateau and reveal how the pyramids and Sphinx were built to align with the constellations of Orion and Leo. Analyzing the evidence for a significantly older construction phase at Giza and the restoration and recarving of the Sphinx during the Old Kingdom era, they assert that the Sphinx was first built by an advanced pre-Pharaonic civilization that existed circa 12,000 years ago on the Giza Plateau, contemporaneous with the sophisticated Göbekli Tepe complex. The authors examine how the monuments at Giza memorialize Zep Tepi, the Golden Age of legend shown here to be an actual historical time period from roughly 10,500 BCE through 9700 BCE. Moving us closer to an understanding of the true age and purpose of the Great Sphinx, Schoch and Bauval provide evidence of an early high civilization witnessed by the Great Sphinx before the end of the last ice age.

Egyptian Yoga

Author: Muata Ashby
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781884564017
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1.EGYPTIAN YOGA: THE PHILOSOPHY OF ENLIGHTENMENT An original, fully illustrated work, including hieroglyphs, detailing the meaning of the Egyptian mysteries, tantric yoga, psycho-spiritual and physical exercises. Egyptian Yoga is a guide to the practice of the highest spiritual philosophy which leads to absolute freedom from human misery and to immortality. It is well known by scholars that Egyptian philosophy is the basis of Western and Middle Eastern religious philosophies such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, the Kabala, and Greek philosophy, but what about Indian philosophy, Yoga and Taoism? What were the original teachings? How can they be practiced today? What is the source of pain and suffering in the world and what is the solution? Discover the deepest mysteries of the mind and universe within and outside of your self. ISBN: 1-884564-01-1

The Complete Guide To Green Building Remodeling Your Home

Author: Martha Maeda
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383649
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A book that covers materials, natural building methods, cost-effectiveness and more explains how to change a home or build a new home that is environmentally conscious and prepared for the changing economic and environmental climate in the coming decades. Original.

Soul Whispering

Author: Linda Star Wolf
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159143226X
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Restore your relationship with your soul, break through patterns of dysfunction, and learn to hear the intuitive wisdom of your soul’s whisperings • Explores shamanic tools, modern psychotherapy techniques, and ancient indigenous practices, such as the Native American medicine wheel • Explains how to differentiate between your Inner Critic and the whisperings of your soul • Details the Five Cycles of Change that we spiral through on our life’s journey of transformation, detailing what to do if you become stuck in one of the cycles • Includes access to 5 audio journeys Addressing humanity’s paradigm shift from linear consciousness to shamanic consciousness, Linda Star Wolf and Nita Gage explore how the art of soul whispering can help each of us understand why we experience our lives the way we do and shift from healing our wounds to embracing the process of transformation. This powerful new synthesis of shamanic healing and psychotherapy can help you restore your relationship with your soul, transform dysfunctional ways of being, learn to hear the intuitive wisdom and love of your soul’s whisperings, and develop the capacity to live in the present moment fully connected and alive. Detailing the shamanic tools and psychospiritual practices of soul whispering, the authors share inspiring stories of transformation from their own journeys and their work as shamanic soul whisperers. They explain how soul whispering harnesses the power of the imaginal world to awaken shamanic consciousness, restore resiliency of mind, body, and spirit, and enact transformation at the cellular level. They show how soul whispering allows you to become conscious of your wounds, release the energy of victimization, and develop love and forgiveness for yourself and others. The authors explore mythological archetypes from Sumer and ancient Egypt to empower you in your life’s journey of transformation and explain the Five Cycles of Change that we continually spiral through, detailing what to do if you become stuck in one of the cycles. Sharing the ageless wisdom of their collective shamanic experiences and personal journeywork, the authors show how soul whispering allows you to break free from your patterns of dysfunction, rekindle a profound soul connection, and shift your story from one of wounding and suffering to one of initiation and vibrancy.

The Only Planet Of Choice

Author: Phyllis V. Schlemmer
Publisher: Light Technology Publications
ISBN: 9781858600239
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The result of 20 years of work by a research group whose members have been communicating, through psychic transceiver Phyllis Schlemmer, with an enlightened circle of universal beings known as the Council of Nine, this book contains fresh and pressing information of particular relevance to our troubled world.

Prism Of Lyra

Author: Keith Priest
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
ISBN: 1622335252
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"The Prism of Lyra is an exploration of Human Galactic Heritage. The Prism of Lyra is a book that examines the idea of creation in a different light. In contrast to the notion that humans are the result of creation, it explores the idea that the collective humanoid consciousness (or soul) created our universe for specific purposes. What are those purposes? Who is involved? These questions and many more are addressed, resulting in startling possibilities. The Prism of Lyra then traces various off-planet races (Lyra, Vega, the Pleiades, Orion, Zeta Reticuli, and more) through their own evolution and ties them into the developing Earth. Highlighted is the realization of our galactic interconnectedness . . . and our shared desire to return home. Explore with us the passage through . . .The Prism of Lyra."