The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus

By John Dominic Crossan

The world’s ideal Jesus student John Dominic Crossan indicates us how the parables current in the course of the New testomony not just demonstrate what Jesus desired to train but additionally give you the key for explaining how the Gospels’ writers sought to provide an explanation for the Prophet of Nazareth to the area. during this significant exploration of the metaphorical tales instructed through Jesus and the Gospel writers, Crossan combines the biblical services of his The maximum Prayer with a old and social research that harkens heavily to his Jesus: A progressive Biography, developing an illuminating and nuanced exploration of the Scripture that fanatics of Marcus Borg and Bart Ehrman will locate interesting and essential.

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The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

By Bobby Henderson

Am i able to GET A “RAMEN” FROM THE CONGREGATION?!

Behold the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), today’s quickest becoming carbohydrate-based faith. in line with church founder Bobby Henderson, the universe and all existence inside it have been created through a paranormal and divine being: the Flying Spaghetti Monster. What drives the FSM’s religious fans, a.k.a. Pastafarians? a few say it’s the assuring contact from the FSM’s “noodly appendage.” Then there are those that love the worship carrier, that's carried out in pirate speak and attended via congregants in rushing buccaneer clothing. nonetheless others are interested in the Church’s flimsy ethical criteria, spiritual vacation trips each Friday, or the truth that Pastafarian heaven is far cooler: Does your heaven have a Stripper manufacturing facility and a lager Volcano? clever layout has eventually met its match–and it has not anything to do with apes or the Olive backyard of Eden.

Within those pages, Bobby Henderson outlines the real proof– dispelling such malicious myths as evolution (“only a theory”), technological know-how (“only loads of theories”), and no matter if we’re relatively descended from apes (fact: people percentage ninety five percentage in their DNA with chimpanzees, yet they percentage 99.9 percentage with pirates!)
See what impressively credentialed best scientists need to say:

“If clever layout is taught in faculties, equivalent time could be given to the FSM thought and the non-FSM theory.”
–Professor Douglas Shaw, Ph.D.

“Do now not be hypocritical. permit equivalent time for different substitute ‘theories’ like FSMism, that's via a long way the tastier choice.”
–J. Simon, Ph.D.

“In my clinical opinion, whilst evaluating the 2 theories, FSM idea looks extra legitimate than vintage identity theory.”
–Afshin Beheshti, Ph.D.

Read the booklet and choose for your self!

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Shamans Through Time

A survey of 5 centuries of writings at the world's nice shamans-the tricksters, sorcerers, conjurers, and healers who've involved observers for centuries.

This choice of essays lines Western civilization's fight to interpret and comprehend the traditional wisdom of cultures that revere magic males and women-individuals with the facility to summon spirits. As written by way of clergymen, explorers, adventurers, average historians, and anthropologists, the items exhibit the sweetness of strangers in new worlds. Who have been those impressive magic-makers who imitated the sounds of animals within the evening, or drank tobacco juice via funnels, or wore collars full of stinging ants?

Shamans via Time is a unprecedented chronicle of adjusting attitudes towards that that's unusual and strange. With essays through such acclaimed thinkers as Claude Lévi-Strauss, Black Elk, Carlos Castaneda, and Frank Boas, it offers an grand glimpse into the brilliant shamanic practices of cultures world wide.

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Living with Kindness

By Sangharakshita

Kindness is among the most simple characteristics we will be able to own, and some of the most robust. In Buddhism is it known as a metta - a gap of the guts to all we meet. Any pleasant feeling comprises the kernel of metta. it's a seed that's ready to be built, the following amidst the stipulations of our way of life. dwelling with Kindness is a pithy remark at the Buddha's instructing of metta within the Karaniya Metta Sutta. In it, Sangharakshita, a instructor of Buddhism for over fifty years, exhibits us tips on how to domesticate the various elements of kindness in usual, way of life. Outlining the nurturing stipulations the seed of kindness must develop, he encourages us to stick with the trail that ends up in a hot and expansive middle - and past. And with that middle, we will be happier and extra fulfilled in ourselves and empathise with the thrill and sufferings of all dwelling beings.

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The Empty Boat: Encounters with Nothingness (OSHO Classics)

By Osho

In this hugely obtainable advent to Zen and its non secular origins, Osho talks at the tales of chinese language mystic Chuang Tzu, revitalizing the 300-year-old Taoist message of self-realization. He speaks in regards to the nation of egolessness, or "the empty boat," spontaneity, goals and wholeness, dwelling existence choicelessly, and assembly demise with an analogous equanimity. This a stunning new version overflows with the knowledge of 1 who has discovered the country of egolessness himself.

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The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

By Alan Watts

On the root of human clash is our primary false impression of who we're. the appearance that we're remoted beings, unconnected to the remainder of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” international with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of expertise and our violent and opposed subjugation of the flora and fauna. In The Book, thinker Alan Watts offers us with a much-needed solution to the matter of non-public identification, distilling and adapting the traditional Hindu philosophy of Vedanta to aid us remember the fact that the self is in truth the basis and floor of the universe. during this mind-opening and revelatory paintings, Watts has crafted a primer on what it potential to be human—and a guide of initiation into the significant secret of lifestyles.

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Rosshalde

By Hermann Hesse, Ralph Manheim

Hermann Hesse's Rosshalde is the vintage tale of a guy torn among duties to his relations and his eager for a religious success which may merely be stumbled on open air the confines of traditional society.

Johann Veraguth, a filthy rich, winning artist, is estranged from his spouse and stifled by means of the sorrowful union. Veraguth's love for his younger son and his worry of drifting rootlessly preserve him certain in the partitions of his opulent property, Rosshalde. but, whilst he's shaken via an unforeseen tragedy, Veraguth eventually unearths the braveness to depart the desolate security of Rosshalde and travels to India to find himself anew.

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Reality Transurfing 4: Ruling Reality

By Vadim Zeland

Transurfing truth used to be one of many best non-fiction bestsellers on the earth in 2005 and 2006. Unknown until eventually now within the West, the sequence has offered over 1,300,000 copies in Russia in 3 years. This translation (by Natasha Micharina) describes a brand new manner of truth, certainly of constructing it. It presents a systematic rationalization of the legislation that assist you do that, increase a systematic version, talking intimately approximately specific principles to persist with and giving very important how-to assistance, illustrated with examples. the writer introduces a method of particular phrases, notions, and metaphors, which jointly make a very convincing, thought-provoking concept of making your individual lifestyles. “You are governed by means of conditions and it'll continuously be like that till you the right way to deal with your reality,” says the writer. Bringing jointly the innovative of recent technology and philosophical instructing, the book’s type is popular-scientific, metaphorical and conversational. Books within the sequence: fact Transurfing 1: the distance of adaptations; fact Transurfing 2: A Rustle of Morning Stars; truth Transurfing three: ahead to the previous; truth Transurfing four: Ruling truth; truth Transurfing five: Apples Fall to the Sky.

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Living Fearlessly: Bringing Out Your Inner Soul Strength (How-to-Live Series)

By Paramhansa Yogananda

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Publish yr note: initially released in 2003. This reproduction is First Edition.
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In this strong ebook, Paramahansa Yogananda - well known writer of the religious vintage, Autobiography of a Yogi - offers optimistic affirmations for attaining good fortune, outlines convinced tools of constructing lasting happiness, and tells us the way to triumph over negativity and inertia via harnessing the dynamic energy of our personal will.

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Living Fearlessly: Bringing Out Your internal Soul power is a compilation of choices from Paramhansa Yoga-nanda's writings, lectures, and casual talks. those initially seemed in his books, in articles in Self-Realization (the journal he based in 1925), within the 3 anthologies of his accrued talks and essays, and in different Self-Realization Fellowship publications.

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The Pearl Beyond Price: Integration of Personality into Being: An Object Relations Approach (Diamond Mind Series, No. 2)

By A. H. Almaas

During this publication Almaas demonstrates that fit ego improvement is a part of the continuum of non secular improvement. He additionally establishes the potential for achieving internal recognition and constructing our crucial being—"the pearl past price"—in the context of dwelling an ordinary human existence.

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