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    Over a storied career, Daniel C. Dennett has engaged questions about science and the workings of the mind. His answers have combined rigorous argument with strong empirical grounding. And a lot of fun. Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking offers seventy-seven of Dennett's most successful "imagination-extenders and focus-holders" meant to guide you through some of life's most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind, and free will.

    With patience and wit, Dennett deftly deploys his thinking tools to gain traction on these thorny issues while offering listeners insight into how and why each tool was built. Alongside well-known favorites like Occam's Razor and reductio ad absurdum lie thrilling descriptions of Dennett's own creations: Trapped in the Robot Control Room, Beware of the Prime Mammal, and The Wandering Two-Bitser. Ranging across disciplines as diverse as psychology, biology, computer science, and physics, Dennett's tools embrace in equal measure light-heartedness and accessibility as they welcome uninitiated and seasoned listeners alike.

    As always, his goal remains to teach you how to "think reliably and even gracefully about really hard questions." A sweeping work of intellectual seriousness that's also studded with impish delights, Intuition Pumps offers intrepid thinkers - in all walks of life - delicious opportunities to explore their pet ideas with new powers. MsSVig

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    Freemasonry is often described as a “secret society,” but Freemasons themselves believe it more correct to say that it is an esoteric society, in that certain aspects are private. The most common phrasing being that Freemasonry has, in the 21st century, become less a secret society and more of a “society with secrets.” The private aspects of modern Freemasonry are the modes of recognition amongst members and particular elements within the ritual. For instance, Masons might ask newcomers they meet “are you on the square?”

    In an open society such as the United States, one is left to wonder why the need for secrecy? The task of describing Freemasonry is a daunting one. Saying that it is the largest fraternal organization in the world with over 3 million members in the United States and seven hundred thousand in Great Britain and a million more around the Earth and that is has been the study of fifty thousand books and pamphlets is only the beginning.

    Since it was revealed in 1717, Freemasonry has engendered more hatred and enmity than any other secular organization in the world. It has been constantly subjected to unremitting attack by the Catholic Church, its membership forbidden to men of the Mormon Church, the Salvation Army and the Methodist Church. It is outlawed in a number of countries.

    Anti-Masonic allegations always run into difficulties because Masonry refuses to respond to attacks. What is surprising is the very large number of world leaders, past and present, who were and are members of Freemasonry: King George VI of England, Frederick the Great of Prussia and King Haakon VII of Norway. U.S. history is replete with leaders who were Masons such as George Washington, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.

    WWII was fought by British Masonic leaders such as Winston Churchill and the American President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and American army leaders like Generals Omar Bradley, Mark Clark and George Marshall. It is virtually impossible to know where to begin or to end in recounting Masonic influence on every aspect of life for the past 290 years. This work is an attempt to put together that which will make it relatively easy to explain “What is Masonry?” MsSVig

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    Zivorad Slavinski - Escape from the MATRIX (Pathways to Liberation)
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    Description by Slavinski himself: My new book “Escape From the Matrix” in English is ready for distribution. The world in which we live is Matrix, Maya or the world of illusions. That truth emphasized greatest minds of humanity, from Plato and Hindu philosophers to these days.

    Few individuals gave us advices how to get out from that world and enter into worlds of freedom. This books speaks about paths of the liberation. This is the content:

    Occult cosmogony theories * History of cosmic civilizations * Centripetal and centrifugal force *
    Coral castle of Edward Leedskalnin * Experiments of levitation which you can do yourself *
    Methods of Locomotion processing * The elimination of problems only with movement *
    First method of the whirlpool * Second method of the whirlpool * Victor method *
    Application of the whirlpool to the deleting of the past * Elimination of unwanted identities *
    Parallel universes and parallel selves * Scientific theories of parallel universes *
    Alternative teaching about parallel universes * The first method of integration of parallel self *
    levels of psychic influence...etc.
    You can order it from: www.arelena.com

    Zivorad Mihajlovic Slavinski
    www.spiritual-technology.com
    ++381 11 27 51 518
    These manuals can change your personality, your life, your destiny
    "PEAT:New Pathways"
    "The Return to Oneness"
    "Aspectics"
    "I CHING: The Philosophical Machine"
    "The Dawn of Aivaz" : Occult labyrinth novel. You enter it as one person and emerge as another,
    completely changed
    "Invisible Influences:Work with Bodiless Entities"
    "Transcendence" - Latest book by Zivorad
    "Gnostic Intensive with Alternative Technique"
    New! DVD of Spiritual Technology

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    Personal note: Although I admire Slavinski for the methods he has developed over the years, I must say his need for prolific writing has probably gotten the better of him in this book. Dont get too excited about his mention of Levitation... anyone who's done decent research on the topic will probably come up with the same or better info. And personally, I found the ending of the book to be simply...incomplete and lack-lustre. But like most of Slavinski's works, you will find gems worth picking up... but you'll have to tread through several pages before you finally get to them. Anyways, it's an interesting read, overall. Enjoy!
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    Òsun is a brilliant deity whose imagery and worldwide devotion demand broad and deep scholarly reflection. Contributors to the ground-breaking Africa’s Ogun, edited by Sandra Barnes (Indiana University Press, 1997), explored the complex nature of Ogun, the orisa who transforms life through iron and technology. Òsun across the Waters continues this exploration of Yoruba religion by documenting Òsun religion. Òsun presents a dynamic example of the resilience and renewed importance of traditional Yoruba images in negotiating spiritual experience, social identity, and political power in contemporary Africa and the African diaspora.


    The 17 contributors to Òsun across the Waters delineate the special dimensions of Òsun religion as it appears through multiple disciplines in multiple cultural contexts. Tracing the extent of Òsun traditions takes us across the waters and back again. Òsun traditions continue to grow and change as they flow and return from their sources in Africa and the Americas


    http://www.amazon.com/Osun-Across-Waters-Yoruba-Goddess/dp/0... MsSVig

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    Daskalos (Stylianos Atteshlis) - Mind In The Worlds Of Existence [TapeRip - 2 MP3]



    Duration: 01:31:35

    This is a talk that Daskalos gave (in English only) sometime in the 1990s.

    The location was the Stoa - a small lecture hall and garden full of olive trees and cacti at the back of his house in Strovolos, Cyprus. You can sometimes hear the birds singing in the trees.

    After the customary prayer, he begins with the assertion that:

    "Living and thinking - being able to think - is a proof of the existence of God",

    and proceeds to explain why this is so.

    He discusses the difference between instinct and rational thought and the role of the archangelic powers in facilitating both processes; the self-conscious (i.e., deliberate) use of the noetic body and why nothing is really as solid as it seems.

    He describes the inner plane "heavens" and "hells" and the conditions that obtain there in some detail.

    Travelling from the gross material world to the psychic world is, he tells us, like, "going out of a dungeon into the open country".

    Try to tune into the vibrations of Daskalos's voice and listen with your heart as well as with your head.

    Really, the idea is to tune into the elemental of the talk, which exists eternally and contains the full meaning of Daskalos's teaching.

    Much knowledge and understanding can come in this way.

    Daskalos

    Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis, better known as "Daskalos", (Greek for "teacher"), was a great Greek Cypriot Christian mystic and healer.

    That's my assessment, not his.

    He had no patience with anyone who wanted to call him "Master", insisting that he was no more than a fellow student of the mysteries.

    Nor did he ever insist that he alone knew the truth. On the contrary, he advised his students to investigate everything for themselves and never to accept anything as true merely because he said so.

    He also encouraged them to explore other religions and philosophies if they felt so inclined.

    Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and even atheists attended his talks (he once said that he could have a more honest and sensible discussion with a sincere atheist than with a religious fanatic).

    Professor Kyriacos Markides of Maine University has written a trilogy of excellent books about Daskalos's extraordinary life and teachings.

    Although Daskalos only really approved of the first volume - The Magus of Strovolos - all three contain invaluable insights into his uniquely profound and coherent metaphysical system.

    I recommend, The Magus of Strovolos, as a way into Daskalos's thought, (although he disliked being called a "magus" and preferred the term "mystic").

    It's on the tracker here:

    http://theoccult.bz/details.php?id=31429

    Most English translations of his own writings leave much to be desired, although a new, professionally translated collection of his talks, Words of Truth, is excellent.

    The Esoteric Practice, also contains many simple but powerful practical exercises. It's on the tracker too:

    http://theoccult.bz/details.php?id=43653

    For me, Daskalos's teachings represent the most profound and transformative system of knowledge that I've ever encountered in several decades of spiritual search that began with Kabbalism and progressed, through Zen Buddhism, to pure mysticism.

    There's a saying in Western magic that: "All magicians become mystics in the end".

    My own experience certainly bears this out.

    In my teens I wanted to use magic to manipulate the world to suit my own ends.

    Now I understand that what I really wanted was to change the way I felt inside.

    I thought I could achieve that through manipulating the world, but it's so much simpler and more effective to work directly on one's consciousness, which is the whole point of mysticism - to exchange separation and insecurity for what Daskalos called "at-one-ment" or Theosis.

    Daskalos has a somewhat unusual style of delivery which takes a little getting used to, but it's well worth the effort as much of the material here is not available elsewhere, to the best of my knowledge.

    A website called: The Researchers of Truth, is run by some of Daskslos's students here:

    http://www.researchersoftruth.org/

    It contains many transcripts of his talks and much else besides.

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    2005  | 192 pages |

    A complete introduction to using the sounds of the voice to promote healing
    • Explains the emotional meanings and healing attributes of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to natural sounds such as laughter or sighs

    • Includes easy-to-follow vocal and breathing exercises

    • Contains chants and mantras from cultures around the world

    As infants and children we use our vocalizations to express our needs and emotions. As we grow older these vocalizations become confined to language. The suppression of emotional sounds because they may be considered childish or undignified is quite commonplace in Western cultures. Yet when done with vigor, the sounds made by laughing, groaning, humming, keening, and sighing hold within them great power for healing.

    In The Healing Power of the Human Voice James D'Angelo introduces the concepts behind sound healing and provides simple, practical exercises for beginners. He explains in detail the meanings and healing attributes of the whole range of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to the natural sounds of laughter or sighs. He praises the power of singing and reveals the ways in which group singing can contribute to physical and mental health. He also presents authentic classical chants and mantras from cultures around the world and shows how we can combine various vocal sounds to form our own mantra to help clear chakra blockages. All of the sounds discussed, as well as the techniques for producing overtones, are placed in a ritualized context and are accompanied by simple movements to enhance tuning the body toward inner harmony, health, and peace.
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    By Alfred Huang
    Published by Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
    ISBN 9780892818112

    Description


    A must for serious I Ching students, this book presents the complete teachings on form, structure, and symbol in the I Ching. It examines the binary code underlying the I Ching, the symbolism behind the square diagram of all 64 hexagrams, and Fu Xi's unique circular layout of the 64 hexagrams, completely unknown in the West. Entire chapters are devoted to such vital material as the hosts of the hexagrams, the mutual hexagrams, and the core hexagrams?all barely hinted at in other editions. The appendices list additional symbolism for each hexagram, formulas for easily memorizing the Chinese names of the sixty-four hexagrams, and much more.

    The Numerology of the I Ching is the first book to bring the complete Taoist teachings on form, structure, and symbol in the I Ching to a Western audience, and it is a natural complement to Alfred Huang's heralded Complete I Ching. It examines not only the classic circular arrangement of the eight trigrams but also the hidden numerology in this arrangement and its relationship to tai chi and the Chinese elements. Huang explains the binary code underlying the I Ching, the symbolism behind the square diagram of all 64 hexagrams, and the unique circular layout of the 64 hexagrams, nearly unknown in the West. Entire chapters are devoted to such vital material as the hosts of the hexagrams and the mutual hexagrams?all barely hinted at in previous versions of the I Ching. With listings of additional symbolism for the ba gua, formulas for understanding the sacred He Tu and Lo Shu diagrams, and much more, The Numerology of the I Ching is a must for serious I Ching students. MASTER ALFRED HUANG is the author of The Complete I Ching, which has been hailed as a modern masterpiece and judged by Intuition magazine to be "superior in nearly every respect" to the earlier English versions. Imprisoned and sentenced to death during China's Cultural Revolution in 1966, Huang studied the I Ching in secret with some of that country's greatest minds. Released in 1979, he emigrated to Hawaii, where he discovered that no accurate material on the I Ching existed in English. Since then he has devoted his life to righting that situation. He lives on the island of Maui.

    Review

    This would not be a book for someone unfamiliar with the Yijing (Wade-Giles: "I Ching"), but for someone who has already cultivated a relationship with the Yijing, this book is invaluable. I have never seen so much about the inner meaning of the Yijing explained so clearly. Here the reader will find illumination about the He Tu ("The Yellow River Map"), the Lo Shu ("The Lo River Writing"), lines that are "central" and "correct" (aka "Governing" and "Constituting" rulers), the nuances of different judgements, and numerous traditional Yijing diagrams. Everything that is most obscure in, for example, the Wilhelm-Baynes "I Ching" is made clear here. Again, this book might be hopelessly confusing for someone new to the Yijing, but for someone who has spent time working with the oracle and who wants to deepen a relationship with it, I can think of no better book than this.

    About the author

    Master Alfred Huang is the author of The Complete I Ching, which has been hailed as a modern masterpiece and judged by Intuition magazine to be "superior in nearly every respect" to the earlier English versions. Imprisoned and sentenced to death during China's Cultural Revolution in 1966, Huang studied the I Ching in secret with some of that country's greatest minds. Released in 1979, he emigrated to Hawaii, where he discovered that no accurate material on the I Ching existed in English. Since then he has devoted his life to righting that situation. He lives on the island of Maui.


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    By Kathleen McDonald
    Published by Wisdom Publications
    ISBN 9780861719846

    Description


    In a world seemingly moving at hyperspeed, it can be daunting to simply slow down ? or stop ? even briefly to try to make sense of things. Meditation has been proven to help. But exactly what is it? Why practice it? Which techniques are best? This popular guide answers these and many more questions for anyone who wants to begin ? or is struggling to maintain ? a meditation practice. Written by a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation, How to Meditate contains a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques, from what to do with the mind, to how to sit, to visualizations and other traditional practices. Best of all, McDonald's warm, encouraging approach is as close to the intimacy of private instruction as a book can be.

    Review

    An excellent introduction...refreshingly readable...clarity without oversimplification." -- Buddhist Studies Review

    This book is as beautifully simple and direct as its title... earnestly recommended..." -- Yoga Today --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    About the author

    American Kathleen McDonald is a respected and inspiring teacher in the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, the worldwide organization of Buddhist teaching and meditation centers, and a Buddhist nun for over thirty years. She is currently living in southern Spain. Robina Courtin is the subject of the award-winning documentary, Chasing Buddha, and Director of the FPMT's Liberation Prison Project. She lives in San Francisco.


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    By Stephen T. Asma
    Published by Hampton Roads Publishing
    ISBN 9781612830056

    Description


    Originally published by Writers and Readers in 1998, this is an iconoclastic, illustrated romp through the life of the Buddha both a credible exploration of his life and teachings and an entertaining introduction to the philosophy of Buddhism. Many Westerners know about the meditation practices of Buddhism, but few understand the Buddha's philosophical teachings. This book puts the teachings (dharma) in their proper context and unravels some of the more dense knots of Buddha's thinking. And it does all this while entertaining the reader with humorous illustrations and popculture sensibility. This primer, constructed like a graphic novel, cuts through the New Age nonsense that is often mistaken for Buddhism. Asma is perceptive and passionate. Buddha for Beginners is truly a book that engages the intellect, opens the heart, and expands the spirit.

    Review

    From Publishers Weekly
    Revising his 1996 illustrated primer, Asma (The Gods Drink Whiskey) explores the key tenets of Buddhism in the style of a graphic novel. A sparse text punctuated by extensive illustrations?some cartoonlike and others more serious and detailed?describes Siddhartha Gautamas enlightenment, what the Buddha taught and how Buddhism developed as the Buddhas followers encountered various Asian cultures. Asma, a professor of philosophy at Chicagos Columbia College, argues that Buddhist ideas are deeply misunderstood in the West, and he distinguishes these from Buddhist culture. Placing Buddhism in the context of Hindu philosophy, Asma explores the four noble truths, the eightfold path, the five aggregates, the concept of no-self and other ideas critical to this Asian religion. He liberally references specific Hindu and Buddhist scriptures and tackles such tricky subjects as how reincarnation can occur if an immortal self doesnt exist. Asma also briefly touches on the role of women as Buddhism developed. His take on which current forms hold closest to the Buddhas teachings may provoke disagreement from some practitioners. This brief, irreverent tour of Buddhism and the sometimes humorous, sometimes grotesque, illustrations wont be to all tastes; the book includes adult images.

    About the author

    Stephen T. Asma, Ph.D., is professor of philosophy and interdisciplinary humanities at Columbia College in Chicago. He is also a jazz musician and a popular guest on Chicago area NPR programs.


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    Brazilian Palo Primer: Kimbanda Recipes to Make you Win at Love, Money, Business and Life!
    by Robert Laremy
    ISBN 0942272765

    This book gives a brief overview of Brazilian Palo before giving recipes for spells.  One thing I like about this book is instead of preaching about karma, it just warns you that some spells carry a karmic load and to make sure to do appropriate rituals to deal with it.  The book also talks about how to interact with native/natural spirits. child spirits, and how to set up an ancestral altar.  It also gives an overview of traditional cowrie shell divination.  All in all this isn't a complete Palo handbook, but it's a good supplement to anything you may already have.

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    Altered states of consciousness have moved, in the course of the past ten years, from being a subject of quiet and even esoteric research to one proclaimed loudly in newspaper headlines. Where once questions concerning such states were studied by psychiatrists dealing with sick people or by anthropologists writing about exotic societies, the drug culture of the 1960s has promoted altered states to being subject matter for public debate.
    During the same period, there have also been a great revival and expansion among the hundreds of marginal religious groups in this country. Simultaneously, anthropologists have discovered a renewed interest in the study of religion, particularly in the study of rituals and symbols. Our work must be seen in the context of these developments.
    Yet this book does not deal primarily with the drug culture or with the renewed vigor and appeal of minority religions in this country, where the search for altered states is part of the ritual, part of the higher good sought by converts. Nonetheless, we hope that some of what my coauthors and I report of our findings concerning the place of altered states among the religions of other societies may be seen to have some relevance to the current situation in the United States. I have attempted to indicate some of this relevance in the Epilogue.
    This volume is the outcome of a research project conducted under my direction at the Ohio State University
    between 1963 and 1968, as well as some work carried on subsequent to its formal termination. Titled "A Cross-Cultural Study of Dissociational States," it was supported in whole by Public Health Service Grant MH 07463 from the National Institute of Mental Health. The project was initiated by me in collaboration with a physical anthropologist, Dr. Louanna Pettay, now of Sacramento State University, and a psychiatrist, Dr. Adolf Haas, of the Ohio State University. Our aim was a multifaceted analysis of what appeared to be a widespread psychocultural phenomenon, about which, however, curiously little of a systematic nature was known. The phenomenon with which we were concerned was the religious evaluation, often as possession by spirits, of a psychological state variously termed "dissociation," "trance," or, more recently and more generally, "altered states of consciousness." Having myself carried out anthropological field work in Haiti, I had had the opportunity to study such behavior at first hand and to investigate it and its institutional context in some depth. I was also aware of the debate concerning the "pathology" or "normalcy" of such states.
    To develop perspective on this and other issues, two approaches to the subject of altered states appeared necessary. On the one hand, we wished to gather a body of comparative materials, appropriate for statistical analysis, of the relationship between various aspects of society and the presence or absence of institutionalized forms of altered states of consciousness with their associated belief systems. On the other hand, we proposed to carry out a series of highly focused field studies in societies where such patterns of behavior were known to exist in a religious context.
    The present volume contains some of the results of both of these types of research. As our title indicates, the behaviors under investigation are institutionalized within a religious framework. We have chosen not to concern ourselves with other types of altered states. We have focused our presentation on the complex interrelationships between religious beliefs and institutions in which altered states of consciousness are utilized and on the problems of cultural change that confront human societies and offer such a crucial challenge to all of us.

    (from the preface) MsSVig

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    Do you want financial success and security? Do you long for successful and fulfilling relationship? Do you wish you had more success in your career?

    Spells for Success can help you being success into all aspects of your life, by directing your destiny in a harmless and fun way with a variety of magical spells. Use these charms, potions, talismans, incantations and tips to learn how to invite success into your life. Learn about the powers that exist within you and how to use them to enhance your personal success and prosperity.

    This beautifully illustrated ad easy-to-follow book provides an entertaining journey into the world of spells.



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    The Black Tradition Trilogy consists of 3 titles written by 616 (pen name, obviously, real name unknown.)  Those three titles are:

    1.  Black Master Manifest-o - This ebook gives a brief introduction to black Rosicrucianism and what a master of the left hand path shall attain.  It identifies the liberation of the shaitan and gives a short treatment on the demon Leviathan as well.

    2. Liber Nosferatu: the Book of the Un-dead - This book discusses magic in the context of psychic vampirism.  It discusses the symbolism of the vampire in occult terms and indicates that by employing neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and mudras, vampiric powers may be achieved.  It includes a number of rituals and a vampiric spiritual code as well.  

    3.  The Left Hand Path: Kala Vama Marga - The book focuses on identifying and establishing a personal antinomian spiritual stance, based loosely off of left-hand path Tantric ideas.  It has a discussion of Satan in the adversarial cosmic role and gives some chants/prayers to Shiva, Kali, Black Ganesha, etc.  

    While these books can be obtained separately, they are presented together as a set by Dark Harvest Publishing, so I present them in this way here.  The description given by Dark Harvest follows:

    "The Black Tradition Trilogy is not a group of how to books on magick. It is a collection of poetry, prose, rituals (although not identified as such), symbols and images that guide the reader through insights along one's individuating left hand path. The beginning, intermediary and advanced practitioners of magick, with whatever techniques they may use, can all be inspired and encouraged to continue the Great Work by a close reading of The Black Tradition Trilogy. Enjoy, and may you accomplish the Great Work wherein the left and right hand paths ultimately converge."  

    Hope you enjoy.   MsSVig

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    http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Sick-Houses-Dowsing-Healthy/dp/0717129926/

    Book Description

    Publication Date: October 19, 2000

    There is increasing evidence that illness can be brought on by electromagnetic stress from electricity transmission lines, microwave ovens or mobile phones. What is less known is that you can get ill from the disruption of energy lines which are part of the earth's own subtle energy field. This is often called geopathic stress. Research conducted in Germany has shown how many cancers occur in homes where negative energy lines have been detected. There is now plenty of evidence that the health of people affected has improved when lines have been corrected. The book describes: - The earth's subtle energy field and how it operates - How energy lines are disrupted and become negative - Cases of how people are affected by disrupted energy lines - The process of adjusting the negative lines - Bridges between physical and the subtle energies - Dowsing as detector and diagnostic tools - The healing process in geopathic terms - Conditions other than geopathic which can cause discomfort or illness - How to make your own house better

    About the Author

    Roy and Ann Procter are both practical people, expert dowsers and experienced spiritual healers. Roy is a retired aeronautical engineer and Ann a psychotherapist. They continue to help hundreds of people to better health and happiness by correcting polluted energies in their homes. They run dowsing courses from their home in Somerset, England.

    Please contribute back by OCRing and Spellcheck/Proofreading this book.

    I recommend ABBYY Finereader 11 (or similar) for doing this work in a relatively easy way. If you plan to do that please leave a comment here so the effort won't be duplicated by others. Please upload back the final pdf. Thank you.

    Please note that the high quality scan images are posted here for a specific purpose - to make it easy to OCR/spellcheck the book and not spend 100 hours doing that from a crappy, lossy compressed pdfs that are sometimes posted here. So please don't waste your time asking why this is not a pdf file. Instead please contribute a few hours of your time and OCR and proofread the posted book. Thank you.

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    http://www.amazon.com/Tantric-Sex-Women-Lesbian-Hetero/dp/0897934458


    Book Description

    Publication Date: February 10, 2005 | Series: Positively Sexual

    Using an inclusive, empowering approach, this book explains how every woman — lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual, or solo — can add relish to sexual encounters and increase her pleasure through tantric methods. In a warm, knowledgeable tone, Christa Schulte explains the basics of tantric sex, including how to become more body-aware, how to cultivate pleasure using all five senses, and how to practice "Tara-tantra," a woman-centered tantric method of her own creation.

    The book includes 20 helpful introductory solo exercises, exercises for couples, transformation rituals, love games, meditations, and massage techniques, and covers numerous practical strategies for helping women enhance their sensitivity, remove barriers to fulfilling experiences, and explore the spiritual dimension of their sexuality. Not only does Tantric Sex for Women show its readers how to expand and enhance sexual gratification, it promotes an attitude of remaining open to the many ecstasies of everyday life.

    Review
    "...there is enough material in Tantric Sex for Women to keep any girl-loving girl warm at night." -- Xtra West!, April 28, 2005

    "Christa Schulte puts a woman's desire and sexual power at the center." -- Girlfriends Magazine, June 2005

    "I will keep this in my library…because I like…good sex, and I can always use cool new ideas…" -- Out in the Mountains, August 2005

    "Of nearly 100 books available on tantric sex, this appears to be the only one including lesbians and bisexual women…" -- Library Journal, February 1, 2005

    "Tantric Sex for Women is the first book devoted entirely to tantra for women—all women." -- Lesbianation.com, March 25, 2005

    "…an amazing job of…addressing the unique concerns of women…in a way that is useful to all kinds of biological women…" -- Just Out, February 3, 2006

    From the Publisher

    The history of tantra is ancient, as is women’s practice of it — said to date back 3,000 years to the Zami cult of India. Yet, in the many centuries where literature has been produced on the subject — and despite the proliferation of contemporary women’s sexuality books — there has never been an English language book devoted entirely to tantra for women until now. Tantric Sex for Women: A Guide for Lesbian, Bi, Hetero and Solo Lovers, changes that. Filling an important gap, the book addresses all women regardless of sexual preference.

    The approach makes sense. Women often define themselves by their differences. Yet, all women — lesbian, bi, or heterosexual — share something primal and basic: the yoni. According to author Christa Schulte, "Yoni is the Sanskrit name for the female genitalia with all its little erogenous parts: clitoris, labia, mons veneris, vagina, G-spot, womb, etc. However, yoni is much more than an anatomical term. It is the holy place of female desire, the lap that births new life, and the praiseworthy location of a woman’s deepest power." The book thus speaks to the unity of female experience, while addressing and celebrating multiplicity.

    A long-time practitioner of tantric methods, Schulte introduces a woman-centered form of tantra that she developed herself, named for the goddess Tara, the "Mother of Tibet." Tara, goddess of liberation, personifies the highest qualities of women. She is known for such traits as generosity, compassion, patience, commitment, and assertive action. Worshipping Tara means activating her positive energies and stimulating, healing power. With Tara as a sexual role model, Schulte encourages women to embrace their sexuality and explore its spiritual dimension.

    Chapters 1 and 2 of this guide set the stage by providing relevant context on tantra as it pertains to women. The author discusses:

    --the origins of tantra and its meaning for women in the 21st century --the energy centers, or chakras, and women’s erogenous zones --tantric thinking on the variety and diversity of women’s orgasms --magic pleasure potions (e.g., aphrodisiacs) --six keys to the gates of physical pleasure --how to arrive at home in your own body

    Following Chapters 1 and 2 are the "fun" chapters (3–10) where readers will find 54 tantric exercises to help enhance their sensitivity, remove barriers to fulfilling experiences, and explore the spiritual dimension of their sexuality. Presented clearly, with just the right amount of detail, they are easy to follow — and always capture the reader’s interest and imagination. Included are:

    --17 games and exercises for individuals --17 games and exercises for pairs --5 massage exercises for pairs --6 rituals of transformation --6 games for the expansion of love energy --3 meditation exercises

    Designed to enrich and liberate the self, promote trust and intimacy, and lead to unimagined ecstatic heights, the exercises are by turns creative and enjoyable, uplifting and profound — sometimes even thrilling and naughty! — while gently guiding readers through unforgettable sexual and sensual experiences with depth and impact.

    The exercises range widely in tone. Some are rapturous, as with "Female Visions of Joy and "Ecstatic Mountaintop Experiences." Some are adventurous, for example "Camel Ride in Your Own Bedroom" and "Dance of the She-Demons." Others are edgy, such as "Fire Breathing Orgasm" and "Submission Without Ifs, Ands, or Buts." Still others are imbued with a sense of calm, safety, and healing, as with "Pulling Stress Out of Her" and "Self-love Ritual in the Presence of Another." In addition, exercises are tailored to personality types and moods. For example, there is "Breast Massage for the Content, Comfortable Woman" as well as "Breast Massage for the Sensual, Self-Sufficient Woman." Of course, there are also tantric classics, such as the "The Yab-Yum Love Position."

    Finally, the book closes with appendixes and a list of resources. Some of the resources are for further study while others are meant to enhance tantric practice.

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    In conclusion, over the past 40 years, traditional medicine in China has come a long way. Not only have many historical achievements been confirmed by modern science, but considerable development has also been made. This branch of medicine is sure to make more contributions to the future health of human kind.

    In preparing this book, the author concentrated primarily on the exposition of general medical theories and principles of treatment. Clinical approaches and illustrations are also provided. The data cited were obtained in controlled studies under scientific conditions. The title, therefore, "Best of Traditional Chinese Medicine" means not only excellent, but also the best researched.

    Though some terms in traditional Chinese medicine are the same as those in Western medicine, they may mean quite different things. There is, for example, a marked distinction in the conception of the structure and functions of the visceral organs: the heart, liver, spleen, lung, and kidney. These terms are italicized (throughout the book) to remind readers to think of them in their traditional sense and avoid confusing them with the notions of Western medicine.


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    Serbian magazine for eastern culture, religion and art. Published from 1984 till 1991, Eastern Cultures was one of the most important regional sources for information about yoga, zen and meditation. All numbers included in this torrent. In Serbian language. MsSVig

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    The Magical Powers of the Holy Death
    by Unattributed
    Published by Calli Casa Editorial

    This little book is a gem and a nice find for anyone wanting to experiment with Santa Muerte, Mexico's famous death saint, but frustrated by the lack of materials in English.  It includes:

    *how to set up an altar to Holy Death
    *how to consecrate an altar/candles/other items to Santa Muerte
    *how to perform a novena to Holy Death
    *typical offerings and attributions for Santa Muerte

    For spells it includes the usual stuff like money and protection rituals, but there's a stronger focus on improving love relationships, returning wayward lovers, and quelling familial troubles.  All in all, this is a nice little book on Santa Muerte.  It's a pity there aren't more like it in English.   MsSVig

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    The record of a spiritual journey through an extraordinary land, and of the devoted pilgrims who seek to climb Mount Kailas. * Two Americans recount their experiences during the sacred pilgrimage to one of the most remote places on Earth. * With more than 100 color photographs that capture the awe-inspiring landscape and the tireless determination of the pilgrims.

    In a remote corner of western Tibet, in one of the highest, most pristine places on Earth, rises a sublime snow-clad pyramid of rock and snow--Mount Kailas. To Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims this 22,028-foot mountain is the throne of the gods, the "Navel of the Earth," the place where the divine takes earthly form. For more than a thousand years these pilgrims have journeyed here to pay homage to the mountain's mystery, circumambulating it in an ancient ritual of devotion that continues to the present day. Spinning prayer wheels, chanting mantras, and prostrating themselves at shrines, the pilgrims make the arduous climb toward the physical and emotional high point of the journey, the lofty pass known as the Dolma La.

    With spectacular color photography and vivid travel writing, The Sacred Mountain of Tibet provides a stunning account of this awe-inspiring landscape, and of the variety, vitality, and sheer determination of the pilgrims who venture there. Both photographer Russell Johnson and writer Kerry Moran have made the difficult pilgrimage around the mountain several times. The Sacred Mountain of Tibet is the record of their inspiring journey that opens a window on a magical land of pure light and dazzling color where the temporal and the eternal unite and where every feature of the landscape holds its own divinity. MsSVig

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    Daskalos (Stylianos Atteshlis) - The Practice and Perils of Introspection (1994) [1 DVD - 1 AVI]

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    Homepage:http://stoa-series.com/products/20/

    Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes

    This is a talk that Daskalos gave (in English only) in 1994.

    The location was the Stoa - a small lecture hall and garden full of olive trees and cacti at the back of his house in Strovolos, Cyprus.

    The Practice and Perils of Introspection (looking inward), focusses on the technique and pitfalls of turning our attention inward in order to transmute our limited "time and place self" and achieve what Daskalos calls the "most precious" fruit of introspection - to know and express who we really are.

    Daskalos begins by discussing the "circle of possibilities" of the "time and place self" - circumscribed as it is by the limitations of the gross material world - and how the spirit-soul-ego being is expressed, (subconsciously at first), through that self, eventually transmuting it through the process of theosis.

    He describes how the surrender of the ego-self comes about through compassion and understanding - rather than by conflict and confrontation - and explains how to deal with the ego's tricks and deceptions in order to disenergize the negative elementals (thought-forms) that impede our spiritual progress.

    He also discusses the nature of our true being and the practice of exomatosis (out-of-body experience).

    I've found this talk to be of great value and no matter how often I hear it, new insights always seem to arise.

    Try to tune into the vibrations of Daskalos's voice and listen with your heart as well as with your head.

    Really, the idea is to tune into the elemental of the talk, which exists eternally and contains the full meaning of Daskalos's teaching.

    Much knowledge and understanding can come in this way.

    Daskalos

    Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis, better known as "Daskalos", (Greek for "teacher"), was a great Greek Cypriot Christian mystic and healer.

    That's my assessment, not his.

    He had no patience with anyone who wanted to call him "Master", insisting that he was no more than a fellow student of the mysteries.

    Nor did he ever insist that he alone knew the truth. On the contrary, he advised his students to investigate everything for themselves and never to accept anything as true merely because he said so.

    He also encouraged them to explore other religions and philosophies if they felt so inclined.

    Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and even atheists attended his talks (he once said that he could have a more honest and sensible discussion with a sincere atheist than with a religious fanatic).

    Professor Kyriacos Markides of Maine University has written a trilogy of excellent books about Daskalos's extraordinary life and teachings.

    Although Daskalos only really approved of the first volume - The Magus of Strovolos - all three contain invaluable insights into his uniquely profound and coherent metaphysical system.

    I recommend, The Magus of Strovolos, as a way into Daskalos's thought, (although he disliked being called a "magus" and preferred the term "mystic").

    It's on the tracker here:

    http://theoccult.bz/details.php?id=31429

    Most English translations of his own writings leave much to be desired, although a new, professionally translated collection of his talks, Words of Truth, is excellent.

    The Esoteric Practice, also contains many simple but powerful practical exercises. It's on the tracker too:

    http://theoccult.bz/details.php?id=43653

    For me, Daskalos's teachings represent the most profound and transformative system of knowledge that I've ever encountered in several decades of spiritual search that began with Kabbalism and progressed, through Zen Buddhism, to pure mysticism.

    There's a saying in Western magic that: "All magicians become mystics in the end".

    My own experience certainly bears this out.

    In my teens I wanted to use magic to manipulate the world to suit my own ends.

    Now I understand that what I really wanted was to change the way I felt inside.

    I thought I could achieve that through manipulating the world, but it's so much simpler and more effective to work directly on one's consciousness, which is the whole point of mysticism - to exchange separation and insecurity for what Daskalos called "at-one-ment" or Theosis.

    Daskalos has a somewhat unusual style of delivery which takes a little getting used to, but it's well worth the effort as much of the material here is not available elsewhere, to the best of my knowledge.

    A website called: The Researchers of Truth, is run by some of Daskslos's students here:

    http://www.researchersoftruth.org/

    It contains many transcripts of his talks and much else besides.

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    Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s (64/ch, stereo) CBR

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