The Collected Letters of Alan Watts (Ed. Joan & Anne Watts)

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

Description Alan Wilson Watts, the popular and highly respected teacher of Eastern philosophy to Western students, was born born in Chislehurst, England in 1915. He moved to America in 1938 when he began his Zen training in New York. Later he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, from which he received a master’s degree in theology and in 1945 he became an Episcopal priest. He left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies and pursued his growing fascination with Eastern spirituality. Watts went on to write more than 25 books and articles through which he expanded upon his personal… Read More

How to Be Ultra Spiritual by J P Sears

How to be Ultra Spiritual by J P Sears

Religion is the worst thing that ever happened to spirituality. Something, that at its heart is so noble and worthy, underwent a terrible transition into dogma and creed around the time that certain men found it could be harvested, packaged and sold like any other commodity. At the same time that those who extracted and distorted its core values were doing so they also accidentally discovered that it was also possible to use religion as a control mechanism. This was, and still is, a method through which the minds of the masses are indoctrinated with a whole raft of erroneous ideas that is ultimately designed to extract money, or energy, or… Read More

Justin Time by J Jaye Gold

Justin Time by J Jaye Gold

There are many different ways in which a spiritual aspirant can dedicate their lives in the pursuit of a closer relationship to the Divine. Whilst some choose to follow a path of seclusion, living life away from the distractions of modern life, most seekers of the truth find they have to integrate the mundane practicalities of economic and domestic survival whilst seeking out the light. It is for this reason that when light-workers of any persuasion share an account of their lives with the rest of the world the result always makes for interesting reading. Indeed those who live with one foot in the world of materiality and the other in… Read More

A Way to God by Matthew Fox

A Way to God by Matthew Fox

It is an unfortunate fact that so many of the world’s greatest and most inspirational thinkers are only acclaimed for their contribution posthumously. It is also extremely remiss of societies teachers and educators that whilst some popular writers are venerated others pass through the net virtually unseen. Thomas Merton is one such writer and philosopher who has fallen foul of both these conditions. A life of Value Matthew Fox has endeavoured to renew interest in Merton’s works in his book A Way to God. So then, who was Thomas Merton? Thomas Merton was a spiritual philosopher about whom Pope Francis described as one of four exemplary Americans who still provides… Read More

Where the Light Lives by Linda Cull

Where the Light Lives by Linda Cull

The process of spiritual awakening, when it comes, is radically different for everyone of us and coping with the changes that arise as the Spirit enters our waking consciousness can often be a challenge – one that can leave us feeling lost, confused and socially isolated. In her book Where the Light Lives author, visionary artists and blogger Linda Cull recollects some of her pivotal life experiences – events that accompanied her own psychospiritual unfolding and through her writing she reveals the particular issues that she faced along the way. Challenges of Life Linda Cull is an Australian, born of Croatian immigrants. Through her early years she struggled not only… Read More

Spiritual Balancing by Diana Burney

Spiritual Balancing by Diana Burney

Not so very long ago it used to be the case that devotion to the spiritual life was a path that we could consciously choose to take if we so wished.This is no longer the case. With new streams of cosmic energy flooding our planet in ever-increasing and diverse ways everybody is being lifted -somewhat begrudgingly in some cases, into a completely new state of consciousness. As registered nurse, certified hypnotherapist and certified Reiki Master Diana Burney states in the opening to her book ‘Spiritual Balancing’ As these higher frequencies of Light rapidly intensify, they are creating alchemical changes within our existing structures. This process is quickly changing the fundamental… Read More

365 Ways to Strengthen Your Spirituality by Alexandra Chauran

365 Ways to Strengthen Your Spirituality by Alexandra Chauran

What does it mean to be spiritual? That is a question that confounds many people who are initially drawn towards a desire to live their lives by a more self-nurturing and less-materialistic set of personal values. Discovering for yourself, exactly what spirituality means to you personally is not a question that can be quickly and easily resolved. In fact, it can take a lifetime to reveal your unique relationship to the Infinite. Looking For Shortcuts Many who seek a quicker understanding of what it means to be spiritual are drawn towards one of the great religions through a mistaken belief that they are the best place to find a true… Read More

Everything Mind by Chris Grosso

Everything Mind by Chris Grosso

Any of us can spontaneously experience that transcendent state of being referred to as ‘ enlightenment’. It can occur at any time and initiated in a variety of different ways but for Chris Grosso it occurred one day whilst he was out on his daily jog. In his book ‘Everything Mind’ he recalls that as he continued running …a euphoric, almost overwhelming feeling of rapture engulfed what I can only describe as my entire essence of being. Whilst in that suspended state of consciousness he experienced what he refers to as …the unabridged totality of life. Spiritual Awakening For Grosso, the fact that he was even alive and able to… Read More

The Jeweled Highway by Ralph White

The Jeweled Highway by Ralph White

At the heart of human experience we all harbour a secret wish that we will be remembered for having lived a rich and worthwhile life. Some of us do but many of us, through no fault of our own, don’t. Despite this, we remain forever hopeful that the story we create for ourselves in this lifetime is at the very least worthy of being recorded for posterity in biographical memoirs of one sort or another. Ralph White is someone whom, having spent his life within the spiritual movement, has a story that is indeed one of those worth telling. White was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1949 and in his… Read More

The Myth of the Enlightenment by Frederick Glaysher

The Myth of the Enlightenment by Frederick Glaysher

Today, we live in a culture that encourages too many people to openly voice their ill-considered opinions on some topic or another. Social media and the Internet in particular encourage this sort of banal form of communication and egotistical promotion of sense of self. Thus, it is refreshing to come across a physical publication that contains some considered and authoritative commentary on some less popularist aspect of literature than the usual diet of horror, fantasy or erotica. The Myth of the Enlightenment by poet and visionary Frederick Glaysher is a collection of essays that articulate his belief in the possibilities of a global, post-modernistic society based upon religious values that… Read More