Dieses Buch hat die Kraft, zu transformieren, zu erinnern und den Suchenden oder Angekommenen immer wieder dahin zu führen, wo sein wahres Wesen ist: nämlich hierhin, keiner Veränderung unterworfen, immer wieder erscheinend, sich offenbarend. Was der Autor hier vermittelt, ist reinstes Advaita, eine Betrachtung des Lebens aus nondualer Sicht. Es gibt nichts außer Bewusstsein. Die Grenzen von "ich & du" existieren lediglich in unserer Vorstellung. Wer hierfür offen ist, kann in der einfachen Erkenntnis, dass der Verlust der Illusion persönlicher Täterschaft die größte Befreiung ist, die Lösung all seiner Probleme finden. Nun lebt sich ein Leben ohne Wünsche, Hoffnungen und Erwartungen. Jeder, der wirklich in der Lage ist, über die Worte hinauszugehen, die hier geschrieben sind und den Spirit des Absoluten in sich aufnimmt, wird eine grundlegend andere Sichtweise auf das Leben erlangen. Nun braucht es nichts weiter, als das Leben zu leben ... und zwar vollkommen ohne dich.
All stages are important in a person’s life, whether it is infancy, childhood, adolescence or adulthood, but arguably the most sensitive stage is adolescence; which starts at around 13 and ends at approximately 19 years. It is the stage when the urge of life reaches its highest peak. Accidents, Natural death and conflicts are creating generations of orphaned children. In addition the loss of a parent, orphaned children may face many hardships during their adolescence including decline in health, nutrition and psychological wellbeing. The number of children estimated to be orphaned due to all causes is estimated to be between 143 million and 210 million (UNICEF, 2012). Children and adolescents in particular are at increased risk for unresolved or complicated bereavement because of their development, vulnerability and emotional dependency. The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the differences in self-concept, mental health and academic achievement of orphan and non-orphan adolescents. The study adds to the existing literature and will become a guideline for researchers, educators, administrators and counselors to guide the students in a proper way and to frame the suitable educational environment where the adolescents can be accommodated and their self-concept, mental health and academic achievement may improve.
Was uns emotional nicht berührt, wird uns nie erreichen. Nur Emotionen können Botschaften in uns verankern. Nur was uns emotional bewegt, erlangt unsere Aufmerksamkeit. Anita Hermann-Ruess stellt in ihrem Buch 40 rhetorische Instrumente vor, die die Treffsicherheit und Kraft haben, ein Publikum emotional zu erreichen. Das Buch ist ein übersichtliches, inspirierendes Rhetorik-Nachschlagewerk, mit dem Sie in Sekundenschnelle die richtigen Tools für Ihre Rede oder Ihren Text finden. Ergänzend werden 30 rhetorische Stilmittel für den rhetorischen Feinschliff - von Alliteration über Klimax bis Oxymoron -, auf je einer Seite knapp erklärt. Klare Anleitungen, ausformulierte Beispiele und gute Ideen machen das Buch zu einem unverzichtbaren rhetorischen Ideengeber. Biographische Informationen Anita Hermann-Ruess ist gefragte Expertin zum Thema Rhetorik und Präsentation und Inhaberin der Kommunikationsberatung Hermann-Ruess und Partner. Sie studierte Rhetorik an der Uni Tübingen, ist Autorin mehrerer Bücher und Dozentin an Universitäten und Hochschulen.
Author: Jan Assmann, Fritz Graf, Jorg Rupke, Tonio Holscher, Ludwig Koenen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The Eye of Spirit
Author: Ken Wilber
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
In this groundbreaking book, Ken Wilber uses his widely acknowledged "spectrum of consciousness" model to completely rewrite our approach to such important fields as psychology, spirituality, anthropology, cultural studies, art and literary theory, ecology, feminism, and planetary transformation. What would each of those fields look like if we wholeheartedly accepted the existence of not just body and mind but also soul and spirit? In a stunning display of integrative embrace, Wilber weaves these various fragments together into a coherent and compelling vision for the modern and postmodern world.
The Direct Path
Author: Greg Goode
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Have you ever done non-dual inquiry and said to yourself, “I understand it intellectually, but I don’t feel it. It’s not my experience!” If so, The Direct Path, inspired by Sri Atmananda (Krishna Menon), could be for you. This book is the “missing manual” to the Direct Path. For the first time in print, Direct-Path inquiry is presented from beginning to end and beyond, in a user-friendly way. The core of the book is a set of forty experiments designed to help dissolve the most common non-dual sticking points, from simple to subtle. The experiments cover the world, the body, the mind, abstract objects, and witnessing awareness. You are taken step-by-step from the simple perception of a physical object all the way to the collapse of the witness into pure consciousness. Your takeaway is that there’s no experiential doubt that you and all things are awareness, openness, and love. Also included are three tables of contents, illustrations, an index, a section on teaching, and the notion of a “post-nondual realization.” This book can be utilized on its own or as a companion volume to the author’s Standing as Awareness.
Author: Evelyn Underhill, Aeterna Press
Publisher: Aeterna Press
A glance at the excellent Bibliographical Note at the end of the volume will reveal the surprising paucity of literature on Ruysbroeck in this country. A single version from the original of one short treatise, published in the present year, is all that we possess of direct translation; even in versions from translation there is only one treatise represented; add to this one or two selections of the same nature, and the full tale is told. We are equally poorly off for studies of the life and doctrine of the great Flemish contemplative of the fourteenth century. And yet Jan van Ruusbroec is thought, by no few competent judges, to be the greatest of all the mediæval Catholic mystics; and, indeed, it is difficult to point to his superior. Miss Evelyn Underhill is, therefore, doing lovers [viii] not only of Catholic mysticism, but also of mysticism in general, a very real service by her monograph, which deals more satisfactorily than any existing work in English with the life and teachings of one of the most spiritual minds in Christendom. Aeterna Press
The counterintuitive, radical message of Vedanta, the ancient science of self-inquiry, is that reality is non-dual consciousness. What this means and how it benefits people in their quest for freedom from limitation is the subject of this inspirational book. In an accessible style, James Swartz's new book develops teachings introduced in his popular first one, How to Attain Enlightenment, covering topics such as values and the enlightened person, dharma and the essence of enlightenment, and the relationship between consciousness, the individual, and the total. Demystifying enlightenment, Swartz makes Vedanta understandable to all.
Author: Jeff Watt
Publisher: Spindrift Press
On Dreams & Death
Author: Marie-Luise von Franz
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Maintaining that dreams prepare people for death and afterlife and that traditional religions have ignored dreams when it comes to death, the author attempts in this book to uncover the symbolism of death as found in dreams. She also compares death dreams to accounts of near-death experiences.
Author: Yogi Hari
Publisher: NADA Productions
Yogi Hari is a Master of Hatha, Raja and Nada Yoga. He is well-known and respected around the world as a competent and inspiring teacher. Yogi Hari comeds from the Sivananda lineage. When he met his gurus, Swami Vishnu-Devananda and music master Swami Nads-Brahmananda in 1975, he retired from worldly life and spent seven years in the Sivananda Ashram where he immersed himself fully in Yoga Sadhana.
The guiding theme of psychotherapist Karlfried Dürckheim's work is that one can become ?transparent to transcendence.” An early Western authority on Zen, he was one of the first to bring its methods to Europe. Incorporating Zen and depth psychology into his practice, Dürckheim was also one of the earliest transpersonal psychologists. His spiritual practice of combining Jung, Meister Eckhart, and Zazen proved to lead to moments of higher consciousness, which he described as ?privileged moments.” In The Way of Transformation, one of his most concise and profound works, Dürckheim shows that once readers scrape away personal barriers and free the divine spark within, these radiant, life-altering occasions can occur at any time. His meditative approach to daily activities turns simple tasks such as making tea, posting a letter, or washing dishes into moments of new awareness: everyday life as a spiritual practice.
Atheism in Christianity
Author: Ernst Bloch, Peter Thompson
Publisher: Verso Books
"Only an atheist can be a good Christian and only a Christian can be a good atheist," wrote Ernst Bloch. Yet unlike Dawkins and Hitchens, who perceive religion as an opiate handed out by repressive priest- and mullah-run states, it was not enough for Bloch to posit religious belief as a delusion. Belief for him rested in social context. It could not simply be dismissed as "the sigh of the oppressed creature in a hostile world" without recognizing that the sigh contained the pre-illumination of a different, better world. Atheism in Christianity is a detailed historical study of the Bible and its long standing fascination across classes, locating its appeal in the stories that oppose the under-classes to authority and that promise transcendence. A new introduction by Terry Eagleton will bring this classic up to date for modern audiences.