Living Enlightenment: A Call for Evolution Beyond Ego
Enlightennext Founder Andrew Cohen
Living Enlightenment is a spiritual handbook for an evolutionary transformation. Infused with the wisdom of the ages yet expressing a wholly contemporary vision, this groundbreaking book redefines the very purpose of spiritual life for the modern Western seeker.
Embracing Heaven and Earth: The Liberation Teachings of Andrew Cohen
EnlightenNext Founder Andrew Cohen
Embracing Heaven & Earth is an original contemporary expression of the timeless wisdom of Enlightenment. The fruition of Andrew Cohen's fifteen years as a spiritual teacher, this book presents a radical psychology of Liberation. It takes the reader on a journey of Self-discovery that reveals not only the liberating fact of our true nature , but the way to live that truth in this world.
40 day Mind Fast
Rev. Michael Beckwith
How do you arrive at the ultimate inner fulfillment without any information on how to get what you think you need to be happy?
Here's the answer! This book's purpose is to usher you into a soul awakening. In tune with your soul-nature, you will automatically demonstrate that realization of your oneness with God is the "Source" of your supply, joy, and peace of mind. Each day, Dr. Beckwith will guide your mind and soul until you reach the bliss you deserve.
ABSolution: The Practical Solution for Building Your Best Abs
The question I'm most frequently asked goes something like this, 'Shawn, what's your secret-what's the one thing you do differently than everyone else that allowed you to build such great abs?' The one thing, the one thing, the one thing... The fact is, and this is the first and most fundamental lesson of my ABSolution Program, the one thing is everything! Everything we do affects the way we look and the way we feel. It's when we exercise, how we exercise, and the exercise we do. It's when, what, and how much we eat. It's which vitamins and supplements we nourish our bodies with. It's how much we rest and recover. It's how we think and how we live. It's everything. And, that's what this book is all about. It's about everything you need to learn to build your own absolutely fantastic abs.
America as Empire: Global Leader or Rogue Power
Established as a haven for those fleeing abusive power, the United States now wields near absolute power- the same type of absolutist power that our forefathers sought to escape. Jim Garrison, President of the State of the World Forum-a global network whose members include such distinguished figures as Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson, Jane Goodall, and Elie Weisel-analyses the historical turn of events. He asserts that America has transitioned from republic to empire and urges all Americans to face up to the complexities and responsibilities inherent in that fact. He implores citizens to ask what is perhaps the most important question of our time: What kind of empire can and should America be? Garrison answers this question brilliantly by calling on Americans to consciously see their country as a transitional empire, one whose task is not to dominate but to render the need for empire obsolete.
The Book of Balance (TaoTeh Ching)
Translation by Yashuhiko Kimura
A modern, visionary translation of the classic ancient text Tao Teh Ching
YASUHIKO GENKU KIMURA is publisher and editor-in-chief of the journal VIA, and chairman and president of Vision-In-Action, a non-profit organization promoting the development of creative thinking and visionary action. His other books include The Twilight Manifesto and Think Kosmically Act Globally; he has also published numerous articles, essays, and translations in the fields of philosophy, transformational ethics, the philosophy of science, and business strategy. His business consulting and personal growth programs integrate a Socratic and Zen-like teaching style that stimulates participants’ awareness of their self-knowledge and power of transformation.
The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story
Communicating his ideas in the form of a classical dialogue, cosmologist Brian Swimme crafts a fascinating exploration into the creativity suffusing the universe. His explication of the fundamental powers of the cosmos is mystical and exstatic; it shocks the reader into a physiological, explosive awareness of the stuff of being. Most significantly, Dr. Swimme succeeds in articulating the need to activate one's own creative powers. He writes, "If humans committed themselves to their deepest allurements with the same devotion that stars bring to their own activation of power, the Earth would enter a new era of wellbeing."
Coming to our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
From the bestselling author and renowned mindfulness teacher, scientist, and educator...aguide to living a meaningful life.
This follow-up to the widely praised national bestseller Wherever you go, There You Are is yet another revolutionary offering from Jon Kabat-Zinn, showing readers how the power of mindfulness can bring radical change to their lives.
As srtess continues to exact a toll on everyday life, people are increasingly turning to ancient, meditative methods, which have been testee by science, to relieve the ill effects and become more focused, healthy and proactive. Kabat-Zinn has been for decades at the forefront of this mind/body movement and the revolution in medicine and health care it has spawned, demystifying it and bringing it into the mainstream. In Coming to Our Senses, he shares how every human has the capacity to mobilize deep, innate resources for the continual learning, growing, healing, and transformation through mindfulness.
Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century
In this extraordinary follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Lucifer Principle, Howard Bloom-one of today's preeminent thinkers-offers us a bold rerwite of the evolutionary saga. He shows how plants and animals (including humans) have evolved together as components of a worldwide learning machine. He descibes the network of life on Earth as one that is, in fact, a "complex adaptive system," a global brain in which each of us plays a sometimes conscious, sometimes unknowing role, and he reveals that the World Wide Web is just the latest step in the development of this brain. These are theories as important as they are radical.
Global Brain is more than just a brilliantly original contribution to the ongoing debate on the inner workings of evolution. It is a "grand vision," says the eminent evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson, a work that transforms our very view of who we are and why.
Inspirations of the Heart
Rev. Michael Beckwith
Insirations of the Heart is a rendition of what the landscape of our being looks like and feels like. It challenges us to take a hard look into our fears and to see beyond their minimizing effects the incommensurable brilliance of our being. -from the forward by Malidoma Patrice Some
Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live In It
A provocative, eye opening look at the way media shapes every aspect of our lives.
Just when you thought there was nothing new to say about the media, along comes a book that transends the conventional wisdom with an original vision, one that unites our most inimate personal concerns with far-reaching historical trends in an accessible way. From Princess Diana's funeral to the prospect of mass terror, from oral sex in the oval office to cowboy politics in distant lands, from high school cliques to marital therapy, from hip-hop nation to climbing Mt. Everest, from blogs to reality TV to the Weather Channel, Mediated takes us on a tour of every department of our media-saturated society. And at every turn we see ourselves as we are, immersed in options, surrounded by representations, driven to unprecedented levels of self-consciousness-and obliged by these circumstances to transform our very lives into performance.
Sophisticated, satirical, sometimes searing, ultimately forgiving, Mediated tackles everything we take for granted and reintroduces us to it all as if for the first time. You'll laugh, you'll squirm, you'll agree, you'll object-but you'll find more Aha! moments packed into fewer pages than you've ever come across before.
The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are; the New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
Is monogamy natural for men? For women? Where does sibling rivalry come from? Why do parents favor some children over others? What evolutionary advantages might come from low self-esteem? What are the biological roots of self-deception? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years, as well as one of the most genuinely important.
As he presents the latest findings in the emerging field of evolutionary psychology-which views human behavior in light of Darwinian theory-Robert Wright unveils the unconscious strategies that shape our romantic choices, familial feelings, friendships, and office politics. And on a deeper level, this book compels us to rethink our most basic moral assumptions, with lasting implications for our public policy as well as for our intimate daily actions.
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
Wright, the acclaimed author of The Moral Animal, looks at history as a process of "cultural evolution." Over time , human societies have grown more complex by retaining technologies, political systems, and religious beliefs that foster internal coordination and cooperation. Drawing on game theory-the notion of "zero-sum" and "non-zero-sum" games-Wright shows how history naturally weaves people into ever more vast webs of interdependence.
This sweeping and witty narrative ranges from primordial ooze to the World Wide Web, gracefully moving from bacterial fossils to stone-age axes, from medieval Islamic commerce to the World Trade Organization. Wright lends coherence and meaning to the human experience and sheds new light on ancient debates about whether humankind is part of some grand, unfolding purpose.
Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity's Future
When Duane Elgin's classic bestseller, Voluntary Simplicity, was published in 1981, it transformed the lives of thousands and was hailed as the "bible" of the simplicity movement by the Wall Street Journal. Now, for anyone seeking to navigate today's profoundly changing world, Promise Ahead is the powerful sequel offering a road map for securing a promising future.
The Fifth Discipline
Peter M. Senge
An MIT Professor's pathbreaking book on building "learning organizations" -- corporations that overcome inherent obstacles to learning and develop dynamic ways to pinpoint the threats that face them and to recognize new opportunities. Not only is the learning organization a new source of competitive advantage, it also offers a marvelously empowering approach to work, one which promises that, as Archimedes put it, "with a lever long enough... single-handed I can move the world."
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientfic Expedition into the Forces of History
The Lucifer Principle is a revolutionary work that explores the intricate relationships among genetics, human behavior, and culture to put forth the thesis that "evil" is a by product of nature's strategies for creation and that it is woven into our most basic biological fabric.
The Sovereignty Revolution
"The Sovereignty Revolution" is the late Senator Alan Cranston’s analysis of the problems created by our current conception of sovereignty, "with every nation supreme inside its own borders and acknowledging no master outside them." As such, it is the last testament of a senior statesman with a deep moral commitment to nuclear disarmament.
This book is an impassioned argument that these conceptions of sovereignty, and in turn the role of international institutions, must change before humanity can effectively resolve the world’s increasingly global challenges, from international terrorism and the proliferation of nuclear weapons to climate change and poverty. Cranston argues that for humanity to survive the twenty-first century, we must adopt a more encompassing understanding of sovereignty, one that acknowledges the primacy of the individual, while emphasizing the importance of strengthening international law and increasing the authority of multilateral institutions, such as the United Nations. The book includes a foreword by Mikhail Gorbachev, an Introduction by Jonathan Schell, and response essays by Jane Goodall and Jonathan Granoff.
Think Kosmically, Act Globally: An Anthology of Essays on Ethics, Sprituality, and Metascience
Think Kosmically, Act Globally is an anthology of Yasuhiko Genku Kimura's inspirational essays on living philosophy and metascience. Global acclaim for his creative, future-building concepts has earned Yasuhiko the reputation as one of the foremost integral thinkers in the world today.
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man
This reissue of Understaning Media marks the thirtieth anniversary (1964-1994) of Marshall McLuhan's classic expose on the state of the then-emerging phenomenon of mass media. Phrases such as "the global village" and "the medium is the message" are now part of the lexicon, and McLuhan's theories continue to challenge our sensibilities and our assumptions about how and what we communicate.
The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era--A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos
Brian Swimme, Thomas Berry
From the big bang to the present and into the next millenium, The Universe Story unites science and the humanities in a dramatic exploration of the unfolding of the universe, humanity's evolving place in the cosmos, and the boundless possibilities for our future.
What is the connection between breast enlargement and building renovation, yoga retreats and gourmet restaurants, cell phones and globalization? Wakefield, both the title of Andrei Codrescu's tragi-comic novel and the name of its alienated hero, poses these and other compelling perplexities of the modern age.
Just as literary Fausts have done for centuries, Wakefield makes a bargain with Satan, who, as it turns out, is having his own existential crisis, due to bureaucratic headaches and younger upstart demons in the afterworld. The Devil gives him a year to find an alternative life. So Wakefield, a motivational speaker and architecture enthusiast, crisscrosses the country, meeting New Age gurus, billionaire techno-geeks, global pioneers, gambling addicts and models who look like heroine addicts, venture capitalists, art collectors, rainforest protectors, S & M strippers . . . all while anxiously trying to discover his authentic life.
Part metaphysical mystery, part travel adventure, part architectural romp, Wakefield explores the late American century and, as his own "inner architecture" shifts, attempts to restore his world through a shocking act that baffles even his jaded Satanic Majesty. Andrei Codrescu gives us a novel of big ideas, hilariously absurd and brilliantly observed.
Worldy Wonder: Religions Enter their Ecological Phase
Mary Evelyn Tucker
What is humankind in relation to 13 billion years of universe history? What is our place in the framework of 14.6 billion years of Earth History? How can we foster the stability and integrity of life processes.
Just as humankind is beginning to comprehend the vastness and complexity of the evolutionary story of the universe, we are also becoming conscious of the growing environmental crisis and of the rapid destruction of species and habitat taking place around the globe.
The challenge for the world's religions, argues Mary Evelyn Tucker, is both to re-envision our role as citizens of the universe and to reinvent our niche as members of the Earth community.
Enlightenment is a Secret: Teachings of Liberation
EnlightenNext Founder Andrew Cohen
This timeless collection of meditations on the spiritual life illuminates every aspect of the path and goal with the disarming simplicity of a wisdom beyond the mind. Now in its second edition, Enlightenment is a Secret has been lauded as one of the most original and powerful expressions of awakened understanding by a Western teacher in our time, and is treasured by countless seekers as a manual for personal liberation.