Psychotherapy East and West by Alan Watts

Psychotherapy East and West by Alan Watts

Psychotherapy East and West was originally published in 1961 and was the culmination of the author’s thirty years research into the varying divergent nature of Eastern and Western spiritualities. At the point of the book’s inception very few had dared to attempt to reconcile the loose Western approach to self-analysis through psychotherapy with the stricter disciplines inherent within Buddhism, Vedanta, Yoga, and Taoism. Inspired by such works as Richard Wilhelm’s The Secret of the Golden Flower (1929) and Geraldine’s Yoga and Western Psychology i(1934) Watts felt encouraged to share his own ideas in…

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Voices in the Stones by Kent Nerburn

Voices in the Stones by Kent Nerburn

Kent Nerburn is the author of sixteen books on spirituality and is widely respected for his dedicated work bridging the gap between the Native and non-Native traditions. In the prologue to his latest book, Voices in the Stones he shares his impressions regarding the width and degree of that chasm and is not shy in exposing the ashes of destruction that can be found littering it When establishing the degree to which the Native American tradition conflicts with the fundamentalist Western mindset Nerburn states “They’re driving you from your homes,…

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Babalawo by Frank Baba Eyiogbe

Babalawo by Frank Baba Eyiogbe

Ifá is both a religion and a system of divination that is practiced throughout the Americas—though it originally arrived in Cuba from West Africa, the Canary Islands, Azores and Madeira. Ifá plays a critical role in the traditions of Santería, Candomblé, Palo, Umbanda, Vodou and other Afro-American faiths as well as forming an integral part within some traditional African religions. Babaaláwo or Babalawo (meaning ‘father of the secrets’ in the Yoruba language) is a spiritual title that is conveyed upon a Priest of Ifá. According to practicing Santeria High Priest…

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