Gurus of Modern Yoga

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TIME-LIFE Mysteries of the Unknown: Inside the World of the Strange and Unexplained by The Editors of TIME-LIFE
Ellen Goldberg, “Gurus of Modern Yoga”
Your Mind and How to Use It: A Manual of Practical Psychology (Unabridged): From the American pioneer of the New Thought movement, known for Thought Vibration, … & Reincarnation and the Law of Karma by William Walker Atkinson
Recovering Buddhism in Modern China (The Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhist Studies) by Jan Kiely, J Brooks Jessup
Christopher Voke, “Prayers of Great Traditions: A Daily Office”

TIME-LIFE Mysteries of the Unknown: Inside the World of the Strange and Unexplained by The Editors of TIME-LIFE

English | December 15, 2015 | ISBN: 1618933523, ASIN: B018RLF45E | AZW3 | 272 pages | 33.2 MB

Could the strange actually be true? Time-Life Mysteries of the Unknown takes readers on a tour of the eerie and unexplained – from the search for vanished civilizations to the science of real-life zombies, from famous UFO sightings to encounters with ghosts and otherworldly creatures, and much more. This rich full-colour guide offers scores of photographs and documents that shed new light on the world’s most puzzling supernatural events and paranormal phenomena.
Mysteries of the Unknown also ventures into strange geographical locations where the laws of nature appear to be suspended and examines the paradoxes of ancient scientific instruments that seem far too advanced for their time. And meet the scientists and dedicated amateur researchers who are unlocking the secrets to the great mysteries of history – and the future.

Ellen Goldberg, “Gurus of Modern Yoga”

ISBN: 0199938709, 0199938725 | 2013 | EPUB | 416 pages | 6 MB

Within most pre-modern, Indian traditions of yoga, the role of the guru is absolutely central. Indeed, it was often understood that yoga would simply not work without the grace of the guru. The modern period saw the dawn of new, democratic, scientific modes of yoga practice and teaching. While teachings and gurus have always adapted to the times and circumstances, the sheer pace of cultural change ushered in by modernity has led to some unprecedented innovations in the way gurus present themselves and their teachings, and the way they are received by their students.
Gurus of Modern Yoga explores the contributions of individual gurus to the formation of the practices and discourses of yoga today. The focus is not limited to India, but also extends to the teachings of yoga gurus in the modern, transnational world, and within the Hindu diaspora. Each section deals with a different aspect of the guru within modern yoga. Included are extensive considerations of the transnational tantric guru; the teachings of modern yoga’s best-known guru, T. Krishnamacharya, and those of his principal disciples; the place of technology, business and politics in the work of global yoga gurus; and the role of science and medicine. As a whole, the book represents an extensive and diverse picture of the place of the guru, both past and present, in contemporary yoga practice.

Your Mind and How to Use It: A Manual of Practical Psychology (Unabridged): From the American pioneer of the New Thought movement, known for Thought Vibration, … & Reincarnation and the Law of Karma by William Walker Atkinson

English | January 22nd, 2016 | ASIN: B01B1JGT6M, ISBN: 1298528488, 3849689069 | 135 pages | EPUB | 0.43 MB

This carefully crafted ebook: “Your Mind and How to Use It: A Manual of Practical Psychology (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
“Psychology is generally considered to be the science of mind, although more properly it is the science of mental states—thoughts, feelings, and acts of volition. It was formerly the custom of writers on the subject of psychology to begin by an attempt to define and describe the nature of mind, before proceeding to a consideration of the subject of the various mental states and activities. But more recent authorities have rebelled against this demand, and have claimed that it is no more reasonable to hold that psychology should be held to an explanation of the ultimate nature of mind than it is that physical science be held to an explanation of the ultimate nature of matter. The attempt to explain the ultimate nature of either is futile—no actual necessity exists for explanation in either case. Physics may explain the phenomena of matter, and psychology the phenomena of mind, without regard to the ultimate nature of the substance of either.” (William Walker Atkinson, Your Mind and How to Use It)
William Walker Atkinson (1862-1932) was a prolific writer. His works treat themes related to the mental world, occultism, divination, psychic reality, and mankind’s nature. They constitute a basis for what Atkinson called “New Psychology” or “New Thought”.

Recovering Buddhism in Modern China (The Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhist Studies) by Jan Kiely, J Brooks Jessup

English | April 12th, 2016 | ASIN: B01C3I2EKA, ISBN: 0231172761 | 400 pages | EPUB | 22.20 MB

Modern Chinese history told from a Buddhist perspective restores the vibrant, creative role of religion in postimperial China. It shows how urban Buddhist elites jockeyed for cultural dominance in the early Republican era, how Buddhist intellectuals reckoned with science, and how Buddhist media contributed to modern print cultures.
It recognizes the political importance of sacred Buddhist relics and the complex processes through which Buddhists participated in and experienced religious suppression under Communist rule. Today, urban and rural communities alike engage with Buddhist practices to renegotiate class, gender, and kinship relations in post-Mao China.
Using fresh archival and primary sources, along with extensive ethnographic research, this volume vividly portrays these events and more, recasting Buddhism as a critical factor in China’s twentieth-century development. Each chapter connects a moment in Buddhist history to a significant theme in Chinese history, creating a new narrative of Buddhism’s involvement in the emergence of urban modernity, the practice of international diplomacy, the mobilization for total war, and other transformations of state, society, and culture. Working across an extraordinary thematic range, the book reincorporates Buddhism into the formative processes and distinctive character of Chinese history.

Christopher Voke, “Prayers of Great Traditions: A Daily Office”

2013 | ISBN-10: 1408187302 | 192 pages | PDF | 0,6 MB

Forms of daily prayer have been used throughout Christian history, and every Christian tradition encourages its adherents to practise regular personal prayer, calling it variously the Daily Office, the Divine Hours, Forms of Prayer, the Quiet Time or, more simply ‘daily devotions’.
This book draws on that rich tradition, offering daily structured prayer based on the prayers of key figures and traditions in Christian history. Over 28 days, the reader is invited to engage with and pray with the words of Augustine of Hippo, Julian of Norwich, Martin Luther, John Wesley, Soren Kierkegaard, and the Franciscan and Benedictine offices, amongst many others. The language of the prayers has been updated to make them accessible to the modern reader, but the mood, sense and underlying theology of the originals have been retained.
Including newly translated Psalms and suggested daily Bible readings, this book offers a significant resource for personal prayer. However, more than this, it also offers a sense of worshipping in the wisdom and insight of the great traditions, providing an opportunity to engage personally with the whole spectrum of Christian experience.