The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types

By Don Richard Riso, Russ Hodson

The 1st definitive advisor to utilizing the knowledge of the enneagram for religious and mental growth

The historic image of the Enneagram has develop into certainly one of today's most well-liked structures for self-understanding, in accordance with 9 special character forms. Now, of the world's most efficient Enneagram gurus introduce a robust new solution to use the Enneagram as a device for private transformation and improvement. no matter what your non secular heritage, the Enneagram exhibits how one can conquer your internal boundaries, discover your specific presents and strengths, and detect your private path in life.

The knowledge of the Enneagram includes:

Two hugely actual questionnaires for choosing your type
Vivid person profiles inquisitive about maximizing every one type's capability and minimizing predictable pitfalls
Spiritual leap starts off, Wake-Up Calls, and crimson Flags for every type
Dozens of individualized routines and sensible innovations for letting pass of complex conduct, bettering relationships, and extending internal freedom
Revealing insights into the inner most motivations, fears, and needs of every type

Highly available, but choked with refined ideas and strategies chanced on nowhere else, The knowledge of the Enneagram is a strikingly new fusion of psychology and spirituality. It bargains a thrilling imaginative and prescient of human chance and a transparent map of the 9 paths to our maximum self-expression.

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Madame Blavatsky: The Woman Behind the Myth

Recklessly significant, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky scandalized her nineteenth century global with a debatable new faith that attempted to synthesize japanese and Western philosophies. If her contemporaries observed her as a freak, a charlatan, and a snake oil salesman, she considered herself as a unique individual born for nice issues. She firmly believed that it used to be her future to enlighten the realm. Rebelliously breaking conventions, she was once the antithesis of a pious spiritual chief. She cursed, smoked, overate, and had to airbrush out convinced inconvenient proof, like husbands, enthusiasts, and a child.

Marion Meade digs deep into Madame Blavatsky’s lifestyles from her beginning in Russia one of the aristocracy to a penniless exile in Europe, around the Atlantic to ny the place she grew to become the 1st Russian girl naturalized as an American citizen, and eventually relocating directly to India the place she proven the overseas headquarters of the Theosophical Society in 1882. As she chased from continent to continent, she left in her aftermath a path of enthralled fans and the information of Theosophy that suffer to at the present time. whereas pushed aside as a feminine messiah, her efforts laid the foundation for the recent Age circulation, which sought to reconcile japanese traditions with Western occultism. Her teachings entered the mainstream by means of developing new appreciate for the cultures and religions of the East—for Buddhism and Hinduism—and curiosity in meditation, yoga, authorities, and reincarnation.

Madame Blavatsky used to be exclusive. this is her richly weird and wonderful tale advised with compassion, perception, and an try to plumb the reality at the back of these outstanding accomplishments. 

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Understanding Our Mind: 50 Verses on Buddhist Psychology

A finalist for the 2001 Nautilus Award, Understanding Our Mind, is Thich Nhat Hanh’s profound examine Buddhist psychology with insights into how those historic teachings follow to the trendy international. in response to the fifty verses at the nature of realization taken from the nice fifth-century Buddhist grasp Vasubandhu and the lessons of the Avatamsaka Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh makes a speciality of the direct adventure of spotting, embracing, and searching deeply into the character of our emotions and perceptions.  providing the elemental teachings of Buddhist utilized psychology, Understanding Our Mind exhibits us how our brain is sort of a box, the place all types of seed is planted—seeds of pain, anger, happiness, and peace. the standard of our existence depends upon the standard of the seeds in our brain. If we all know tips to water seeds of pleasure and remodel seeds of affliction, then knowing, love, and compassion will flower. Vietnamese Zen grasp Thuong Chieu stated, "When we know how our brain works, the perform turns into easy."

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Approval Addiction: Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone

By Joyce Meyer

There's an endemic of lack of confidence in society this present day. many of us be afflicted by an dangerous want for confirmation. they aren't able to feeling sturdy approximately themselves. For a few the hunt for approval turns into an exact dependancy, as they search self esteem from the surface global simply because they cannot locate it inside themselves. Joyce Meyer is familiar with the necessity for looking approval from others to beat emotions of rejection and coffee vainness. the excellent news, she says, is that there's a remedy. God presents all of the safety an individual wishes. Her aim is to supply a pathway towards freedom from the approval dependancy.

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The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art

By Erwin Raphael McManus

The most vital murals Is the existence That We Create

In The Artisan Soul, Erwin Raphael McManus— writer, notion chief, and founding father of MOSAIC in Los Angeles—pens a manifesto for human creativity and the start of a brand new renaissance. McManus not just calls us to reclaim our inventive essence yet finds how we will craft our lives right into a murals. There aren't any shortcuts to caliber, and McManus celebrates the non secular approach which can aid us observe our actual selves.

McManus demonstrates that all of us hold inside of us the essence of an artist. all of us have to create—to be part of a strategy that brings to the area whatever attractive, strong, and true—in order to permit our souls to return to existence. it is not purely the standard of the constituents we use to construct our lives that concerns, however the care we deliver to the method itself. simply as with baking artisan bread, it is a technique that is crafted through the years. And God is the grasp artisan of our lives.

With poignant, inspirational tales and insights from paintings, lifestyles, background, and scripture interspersed all through, McManus walks readers throughout the technique of crafting a lifetime of good looks and wonder.

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Sent by Earth: A Message from the Grandmother Spirit After the Bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

By Alice Walker

Now extra well timed than ever, Alice Walker’s despatched via Earth displays at the tragedy of September eleven, 2001, and addresses the anger many americans felt on the presumed culprit of the assault: Osama bin weighted down. In powerfully reflective, nuanced, and specially heartfelt prose, Walker explores the seeds of hatred and resentment all over the world, and advances a shockingly debatable idea: that hatred can by no means be defeated via hatred, yet simply via love.

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A Heart for Freedom: The Remarkable Journey of a Young Dissident, Her Daring Escape, and Her Ongoing Quest to Bring Justice to China

By Ling Chai

The dramatic and interesting tale of Chai Ling, commander-in-chief of the coed protesters at Tiananmen sq. and witness to the bloodbath of hundreds of thousands of chinese language civilians. Risking imprisonment and attainable demise for her management position within the scholar democracy move, she used to be at the run in China for ten months whereas being hunted via the experts. She finally escaped to the united states, accomplished her schooling at Princeton and Harvard, stumbled on real love, and have become a hugely winning entrepreneur. yet her determined quest for freedom, goal, and peace—which she had sought in flip via educational success, romantic love, political activism, and profession good fortune ;was by no means happy till she had an unforeseen come across with a previously forbidden religion. Her newfound ardour for God resulted in her lifes maximum undertaking: battling for the lives and rights of younger ladies in China.

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Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Sacred Knowledge is the 1st well-documented, refined account of the influence of psychedelics on organic techniques, human recognition, and revelatory spiritual stories. in line with approximately 3 many years of criminal examine with volunteers, William A. Richards argues that, if used responsibly and legally, psychedelics have the capability to soothe affliction and constructively impact the standard of human life.

Richards's research contributes to social and political debates over the dependable integration of psychedelic components into smooth society. His e-book serves as a useful source for readers who, even if spontaneously or with the facilitation of psychedelics, have encountered significant, inspiring, or maybe hectic states of cognizance and search readability approximately their studies. trying out the bounds of language and conceptual frameworks, Richards makes the main of experiential phenomena that extend our notion of fact, advancing new frontiers within the examine of trust, religious awakening, psychiatric remedy, and social health. His findings enhance humanities and medical scholarship, increasing paintings in philosophy, anthropology, theology, and spiritual experiences and bringing intensity to analyze in psychological overall healthiness, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology.

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Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment

By Paul Kléber Monod

The past due 17th and eighteenth centuries are referred to as the Age of Enlightenment, a time of technological know-how and cause. yet during this illuminating publication, Paul Monod finds the brilliant volume to which Newton, Boyle, Locke, and different giants of rational notion and empiricism additionally embraced the non secular, the paranormal, and the occult.
 
Although public popularity of occult and magical practices waxed and waned in this interval they survived underground, experiencing a substantial revival within the mid-eighteenth century with the increase of recent antiestablishment non secular denominations. The occult spilled over into politics with the radicalism of the French Revolution and into literature in early Romanticism. even if respectable disapproval used to be at its most powerful, the facts issues to a transforming into viewers for occult courses in addition to to subversive renowned enthusiasm. finally, unearths Monod, the occult was once now not discarded in want of “reason” yet was once integrated into new sorts of studying. In that experience, the occult is a part of the trendy international, now not easily a relic of an unenlightened prior, and remains to be with us today.

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