The Alchemy of Freedom

The Alchemy of Freedom Author A. H. Almaas
ISBN-10 9780834840607
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Well-known spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas uses the metaphor of the mysterious philosopher's stone to discuss a tremendous liberating power that leads to endless enlightenment. For millennia alchemists sought the philosophers’ stone, the miracle substance believed to be the key to all the secrets of existence. The quest was fueled by some of the prime questions of human existence: What am I? Why am I here? How has this world come to be? A. H. Almaas shows that the tremendous liberating power of the mysterious philosophers’ stone is closer to us than we realize. In fact, it is the true nature of all reality—in all times and all places, without being limited to being anything in particular. Through the philosophers’ stone, real transformation can happen, our consciousness can become free, and we can open to all the possibilities of reality. Almaas discusses the factors that are involved in igniting the catalytic property of the philosophers’ stone and then begins to unpack the properties of true nature when it is free of constraints. Finally, we are left with the revelation that true nature is endlessly knowable, and yet nothing we can know or say about it exhausts its mystery and power. The result is a new understanding of what liberation and practice are—and a view of what it’s like when seeking ceases and life becomes a process of continual discovery. We begin to appreciate that the freedom of reality expressed in the complete and fulfilled life all human beings seek—and few find—is actually the simplicity of the ordinary.

The Alchemy of Freedom

The Alchemy of Freedom Author A. H. Almaas
ISBN-10 9781611804461
Year 2017
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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"Well-known spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas uses the metaphor of the mysterious philosopher's stone to discuss a tremendous liberating power that leads to endless enlightenment. Using the metaphor of lapis philosophorum, the mysterious philosopher's stone, A. H. Almaas explores a tremendous liberating power that is closer to us than we realize--a power that can reveal the secrets of existence. Through the philosopher's stone, real transformation can happen, our consciousness can become free, and we can open to all the possibilities of reality. Almaas discusses the factors that are involved in igniting the catalytic property of the philosopher's stone, and then begins to unpack the properties of true nature when it is ignited, when being is alive and self-revealing. Finally, we are left with the revelation that true nature is endlessly knowable, that nothing we can know or say about it exhausts its mystery and power. The result is a new understanding of what liberation and practice are--and a view of what it's like when seeking ceases and life becomes a process of continual discovery"--

Runaway Realization

Runaway Realization Author A. H. Almaas
ISBN-10 9780834830288
Year 2014-10-21
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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The teaching in this book is off the map—because reality itself cannot be captured in a map. In fact, reality is far more alive, far more mysterious than anything we can conceive of. It is always revealing itself by knowing itself; and knowing reality and living it becomes the fulfillment of our life. A. H. Almaas, the originator of the Diamond Approach, here presents a new paradigm for understanding reality: the view of totality. He reveals that our life can become an endless revelation of reality, an adventure with neither beginning nor end.

Luminous Night s Journey

Luminous Night s Journey Author A. H. Almaas
ISBN-10 9780834824799
Year 2000-09-05
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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In Luminous Night's Journey, Almaas shares excerpts from his personal journal, which describe a certain thread in his own journey of realization and the processes involved in integrating that realization. This publication marks a fortunate development in our knowledge of how Being is realized in and through the human soul: The process of realization and integration of true nature described in the voice of one who articulates precisely and vividly the psychological and epistemological barriers which confront the individual consciousness as realization is integrated in the context of personal life. Almaas describes how his participation in the unfolding manifestation of Being ushers him into realms that expose and transform increasingly deep ego structures and attachments. Luminous Night's Journey clarifies how the unveiling of Being and the exposure of ego structures constitute one process, leading to the soul's integrated realization of absolute nature and the manifestation of the human being as a personal embodiment of that nature.

Facets of Unity

Facets of Unity Author A. H. Almaas
ISBN-10 9780936713144
Year 2000-09
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Originally published: Berkeley, Calif.: Diamond Books, 1998.

The Inner Journey Home

The Inner Journey Home Author A. H. Almaas
ISBN-10 9781590301098
Year 2004
Pages 730
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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Utilizing the Diamond Approach, an in-depth study of the nature of the soul, its various structures and levels, and its path through life combines personal experience, traditional spiritual methods, and the application of modern psychological research to explain the soul's journey to an ultimate reality in which self, world, and God are unified. Original.

Money Spirituality Consciousness

Money   Spirituality   Consciousness Author Mayuri Onerheim
ISBN-10 1458798380
Year 2012-07-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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Dozens of books promise you the keys to financial success and abundance. But do you know how to dissolve the age-old split between money and spirit that is keeping you from living your life fully? How do you master the mechanics of responsible financial stewardship as you embrace the world of money as a spiritual practice? Money - Spirituality - Consciousness will lead you through an experiential inquiry into your personal relationship with the world of money, demystifying the psychological, historical, sociocultural, and spiritual dimensions of money so that it becomes not only an effective tool but also a creative extension of who you are-an expression of your uniqueness in the world.

The Arcanum

The Arcanum Author Janet Gleeson
ISBN-10 9781448170869
Year 2013-07-31
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Imprisoned in a fairy-tale castle and under constant threat of execution by his ruthless captor an 18th century apothecary struggled to realize the alchemist's dream. His name was Johann Frederick Bottger. But instead of transforming base metal into gold he was to discover the formula for something even more exotic and elusive, a substance so precious it was known as 'white gold'. And it was a formula for which others were prepared to lie, cheat, steal and even kill to possess. This was the remarkable backdrop to one of the most strange and compelling episodes in European cultural and scientific history; a tale of genius and greed, of demonic cruelty and exquisite beauty, of the best and worst of which man is capable - it is the true story of the invention of European porcelain.

Ripening Time

Ripening Time Author Sherry Ruth Anderson
ISBN-10 9781780999623
Year 2013-10-25
Pages 173
Language en
Publisher John Hunt Publishing
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In Ripening Time: Inside Stories for Aging with Grace, Sherry Ruth Anderson presents a new perspective on aging. In her latest book, the bestselling author of The Feminine Face of God and The Cultural Creatives invites the reader to engage the aging process through the art of inner inquiry. She guides us beyond our culture's mind traps through stories where elders face into the lies, the losses and endings, the tender and bittersweet and ferocious truths of growing old. Giving us an indispensable compass, she shows how growing into old age can be a fruition, the genuine grace and gift of human ripening.

The Power of Divine Eros

The Power of Divine Eros Author A. H. Almaas
ISBN-10 1611800838
Year 2013
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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What do desire and passion have to do with the spiritual life? They are an essential component of it, according to A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson. Most spiritual teachings take the position that desire, wanting, and passion are opposed to the spiritual path. The concern is that engaging in desire will take you more into the world, into the mundane, into the physical, and into egoic life. And for most people, that is exactly what happens. We naturally tend to experience wanting in a self-centred way. The Power of Passion explores how to be passionate and to feel a strong wanting without that desire being in conflict with selfless love. It also shows how relationships with others are an important part of the human journey-an opportunity to express oneself authentically and be present with someone else. Through understanding the energy of Eros, each of us can learn to be fully real and alive in all our interactions. Through guided exercises, the authors invite the reader to connect to the pure energy behind their desire. When we allow ourselves to fully experience our wanting, the authors suggest, and we trust that the wanting itself has the intelligence to reveal the pure energy of desire that underlies it, we get a taste of what it's like to feel love and desire as a unified force. Being in the world in a way that does not separate us from spirit, while also feeling the pleasure of our energy, our erotic nature, our aliveness and love, makes life complete. We want to experience our humanness, the authors say, but we don't want to divide ourselves to do it. We want to know more about both the spiritual and the worldly reality and how the two interrelate, because they are naturally a part of what it means to be human.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness Author Sandra Summerfield Kozak
ISBN-10 9780893892524
Year 2005
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher Himalayan Institute Press
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Forgiveness is approached from a yogic perspective. Learn to take control of how you feel and the choices you make and how to deal with life's unexpected situations.

The Art of Inner Alchemy

The Art of Inner Alchemy Author Kelly Schwegel
ISBN-10 9781483592817
Year 2017-01-18
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Why is life so hard some days? Is there a process to solving the challenges we face? Is there a master plan? What is our purpose here on earth? In the Art of Inner Alchemy – Understanding the Purpose of This Life and Your Growth Within It, Kelly Schwegel guides you through the process of understanding your soul’s lessons within this lifetime. Kelly takes you on a journey of understanding a healing process that was gleaned from her own life experiences, and solidified through facilitating over one thousand healing sessions with her clients. In her easy-to-understand and conversational style, Kelly takes you into the messy and often extremely difficult encounters we have with ourselves and with each other. Through the seven stages of alchemy, Kelly sheds light on the evolution of our souls and opens our minds to new possibilities. This is a must-read for anyone searching for a deeper meaning to this experience we call life!

Diamond Heart Book One

Diamond Heart  Book One Author A. H. Almaas
ISBN-10 9780834823846
Year 2000-09-05
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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This five-volume series presents a collection of talks given by Almaas on topics such as faith, commitment, nobility and suffering, truth and compassion, allowing, and growing up. Through these talks, Almaas offers valuable guidance and advice for those on a spiritual path, and he explores the challenges and psychological barriers faced by those seeking self-realization.

Real Alchemy

Real Alchemy Author Robert Allen Bartlett
ISBN-10 0892545542
Year 2009-05-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
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A ground-breaking modern manual on an ancient art, Real Alchemy draws on both modern scientific technology and ancient methods. A laboratory scientist and chemist, Robert Allen Bartlett provides an overview of the history of alchemy, as well as an exploration of the theories behind the practice. Clean, clear, simple, and easy to read, Real Alchemy provides excellent directions regarding the production of plant products and transitions the reader-student into the basics of mineral work—what some consider the true domain of alchemy. New students to practical laboratory alchemy will enjoy reading Real Alchemy and hopefully find the encouragement needed to undertake their own alchemical journey. Bartlett also explains what the ancients really meant when they used the term “Philosopher’s Stone” and describes several very real and practical methods for its achievement. Is the fabled Philosopher’s Stone an elixir of long life or is it a method of transforming lead into gold? Judge for yourself.

The Open Path

The Open Path Author Elias Amidon
ISBN-10 9781591811794
Year 2012
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Sentient Publications
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Interest in non-dual awareness as the essence of spiritual awakening, free from the obligations and cultural references of a particular religion, is rapidly expanding throughout the Western world. Those who have sought out and followed spiritual paths, such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism, Kabbalism, etc., have often found themselves coming up against a kind of ceiling in their longing for spiritual awakening. This can be a result of the religions cultural context or a belief system that may not see awakening as something within the reach of adherents. So, many serious spiritual students have turned to non-sectarian teachers to further their practice. These readers will find The Open Path to be an excellent guide to the realisation of the silent ground of all being and to the expression of that realisation in the diverse conditions of their lives. The book includes very helpful exercises and practices that foster a sense of equanimity and natural insight, as well as methods and teachings from many sources: Sufism, psychology, meditation traditions, and both Eastern and Western non-dual teachers.