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…

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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…

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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?…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Polishing the Mirror by Ram Dass

Polishing the Mirror by Ram Dass

Few spiritual seekers of the post-hippy generation will have failed to come across the classic text of its era, ‘Be Here Now’ by the author and teacher Ram Dass. The book itself began life in 1971 from very humble beginnings as a pamphlet published by the Lama Foundation but has since gone on to sell in excess of two million copies worldwide. Ram Dass is to many the grandfather of the spiritual renaissance movements that emerged from the psychedelic morass of the late 1960s. Now in his early 80s Ram…

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Keeping the Faith Without a Religion by Roger Housden

Keeping the Faith Without a Religion by Roger Housden

To whom do you turn when questions regarding life and its meaning force their way up from deep within yourself? Not so long ago, at times of inner turmoil and desolation, we would have sought out the spiritual elders of our community, priest, pastor or vicar, for answers to our searching questions. Yet, the orthodox churches’ continuing instance on referencing every aspect of their ministries to dusty, out-moded and arcane holy texts—most of which were written several thousand years ago, has created a massive deficit in pastoral care. In Keeping…

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The Electric Jesus by Jonathan Talat Phillips

The Electric Jesus by Jonathan Talat Phillips

The great spiritual visionary Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) is quoted as having said: “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world—that is the myth of the atomic age—as in being able to remake ourselves.” If we are to follow Ghandhi’s insight into spiritual matters, we need to seriously examine ourselves, challenge our personal motivations and engage with the darker side of our egos. This, as many of us who have tried to initiate this process, and failed, know only too well, is a…

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Spiritual Bypassing by Robert Augustus Masters

Spiritual Bypassing by Robert Augustus Masters

In this push-button, ego-massaging world, it is no surprise that there is a vacuum in human values… a space that many spiritual and self-improvement fields feed off. It is against the backdrop of these distorted principles, the modern spiritual and New Age movements have reacted. Today, spiritual students have few options for understanding what being a psycho-spiritual being actually means. The number of available paths are diminishing and the quality of the advice that is available is weakening. In Spiritual Bypassing writer and integral psychotherapist Robert Augustus Masters lays down…

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Occupy Spirituality by Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox

Occupy Spirituality by Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox

Political revolutions and social upheavals have always been an essential part of human society. With the possible exceptions of the Cuban Revolution (1951), the French Revolution (1789) and the Bolshevik Revolution (1917), their impact has been limited. The word revolution is drawn from the core word ‘revolve’, meaning to turn, impling that change within society is necessary, healthy and inevitable. The truth of the matter is that most effective cultural and sociological change does not come about through force and direct opposition to the opposing or controlling forces. Instead, it…

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