Karma Is Negotiable

Author : Nikias Annas
ISBN : 9781934206522
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Although the word "karma" is Sanskrit and is associated with Eastern religions, it simply refers to the law of cause and effect. Karma is not blind destiny or divine judgment, but is the principle the describes the natural reverberation that emerges from every action, whether that action is physical, emotion, mental, or spiritual. Suffering and pain are not punishment from a tyrant God, nor are they "normal" or mere "coincidence." When we truly understand the law of action and consequence, we can see that our lives are a result of our own moment to moment ignorance of the effects of our actions. We create our own suffering, therefore, we can create our own happiness instead, if we know how. No matter what religion or background we come from, through conscious action from moment to moment, we can originate a new set of causes, which in turn will generate a new set of results. This is how we can revolutionize our life. The power to change is in our hands.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Hell The Devil And Karma

Author : Samael Aun Weor
ISBN : 9781934206652
Genre : Religion
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For thousands of years, people believed the Earth was flat. Similarly, everything we believe about hell, the devil and karma is based on centuries of dogma, illogical beliefs and foolish theories. In this book, Samael Aun Weor demonstrates how to confirm for yourself the reality of the inferior levels of life, and how to avoid them. Although modern culture laughs at the mere mention of the devil and hell while simultaneously indulging deeply in them via popular music, movies, and television, the practical reality remains completely unknown to the general public. Samael Aun Weor discusses his personal, conscious experiences of the inferior worlds and the beings who reside there. By application of ancient techniques preserved by the Gnostic tradition, anyone can confirm with certainty what exists in the subtle dimensions of nature, whether above or below. Learn the true identity of both the Devil and Lucifer, and how to harness the forces of nature in order to be propelled towards a higher way of life. Dispels centuries of beliefs and theories, while explaining the essential truths hidden in ancient symbols Provides practical steps towards acquiring your own experience of the truth Supported by solid science and authentic spiritual traditions
Category: Religion

Psychology For A Better World

Author : Niki Harre
ISBN : 9780473193041
Genre : Environmental responsibility
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Psychology for a Better World is for people who believe it is worth trying to make a world in which both ourselves and the ecological systems we are part of can flourish. It is based on the latest research in psychology and is jam packed with action strategies. It offers new ways to think about how people interact in social settings, and how the same characteristics that keep us hooked into unsustainable practices can be used to move us forward. It includes a guide to help you analyse what you can do to contribute to a better world while simultaneously increasing your personal wellbeing. For more information go to: www.psych.auckland.ac.nz/psychologyforabetterworld Reviews Summarising fascinating research and insights from social and positive psychology, Niki persuades us in a personable and convincing way to look more deeply at our motivations and strategies when advocating for improved social and environmental conditions. Our intuitive approaches of arguing more aggressively with our perceived opponents, and telling others how wrong they are, are often not effective ways to get lasting behavioural change. Instead Niki provides a wide range of evidence to show that boosting positive emotions, role modelling, understanding the power and dynamics of identity and moral context all need to be authentically applied if we are to be effective change agents. This involves looking at our own motivations very carefully, which can be uncomfortable, but which Niki admirably does herself throughout the book. This book provides an urgently needed example of using sound evidence from the social sciences, particularly psychology, to engage people more positively in environmental sustainability. It also has a broader applicability, providing insights on effective advocacy for other areas of social change, for instance health promotion. Hugh Norriss, Mental Health Foundation, New Zealand Psychology is the study of mind & behaviour and should therefore harbour essential information for anyone interested in how humans may be able to change in order to create a more sustainable society. Alas, little has been done to take full advantage of this and so Niki Harre's new book is particularly welcome. A key argument of her crisp and lucid discussion is the need to drag environmental issues from the conventional into the moral domain for the next generation. Harre manages to navigate the complexities of moral psychology with admirable ease and insightful purpose - balancing the objective of scientifically informed political advocacy with her own struggles to be the change she wants to see in the world. This book should inspire. Thomas Suddendorf, Professor, University of Queensland, Australia A sensational book by a visionary psychologist and thinker. Pam Corkery, Former member of the NZ parliament Congratulations on your fabulous new book which I read, thanks to you, as a free PDF. It is so wonderful to see members of the psychology community applying their knowledge and insights as you do in order to make a positive difference at this dangerous point human history. John F. Schumaker, Author of In Search of Happiness: Understanding an Endangered State of Mind Niki Harre is a highly regarded academic social psychologist and a sustainability advocate. Her book applies the latest psychological research to understand the dilemmas sustainability advocates and activists face and gives sound advice on how to grasp opportunities for change. Margaret Wetherell, Emeritus Professor, Open University, UK
Category: Environmental responsibility

J W Chinapen

Author : Karma Chinapen
ISBN : 1432731742
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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They came in the hundreds and thousands over many years to supply labor for the sugar estates of then British Guiana, now named Guyana. They came from the north and south, the east and west, and central India. They all came as indentured laborers, and among them were the parents of Velyadum Chinapen, the father of Jacob Wellien Chinapen J.W. Chinapen was an innovative and pioneering poet, headmaster, artist, and community activist whose poetry is still taught in certain schools in Guyana. He had a great influence over many young minds, a fact that his son, Karma, discovers when he is persuaded to write his father's biography after being contacted by one of his father's former students; a young man who, thanks to J.W., was motivated to get a PhD in English and Literature. Over the course of his research, Karma discovers the depths of the man he called father and is inspired by the task he once reluctantly undertook.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Book Of Eli

Author : Mark Germine
ISBN : 9781465339553
Genre : Religion
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About the author The Reverend Doctor Mark Germine was born December 18, 1954. He has a daughter, Laura, and a grandson, Raphael. He is a scientist and physician, who has studied all of the world’s major religions and religious traditions. He has published scores of professional papers in the diverse areas of medicine, psychology, psychiatry, geology, materials science, mineralogy, philosophy, and theology. In theology he has written and published on the merging of all major religions and science. He earned his Master’s degree in geology at Rutgers University in 1981, and his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1988 at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1988, after a career in geology. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine in 1992. In 1995 he received the Annual Master Award of the American Psychological Foundation for the understanding of the human mind, and is the only physician to ever have won this award. Since his completion of his residency at Yale University School of Medicine he has practiced clinical psychiatry. He entered the ministry in 1997 in the Unitarian Church, and began preaching the Book of Eli in 1999. He is now living in Pennsylvania, and about to open the first Church of Eli as pastor.
Category: Religion

Modern Indian Political Thought

Author : Bidyut Chakrabarty
ISBN : 9788132104292
Genre : Political Science
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Modern Indian Political Thought: Text and Context is an essential reading for students of social sciences seeking to unravel the formation and text of the thoughts of great Indian political thinkers. It is an unconventional articulation of the political thought in India that evolved during the nationalist struggle against colonialism. The salient features of the book are: - In contrast to the existing literature on the subject, it carries a context-driven conceptualisation of the major strands of political thought that emerged in India in the past two centuries. It focuses on India's peculiar socio-political processes under colonialism that influenced the evolution of such thought. - Incorporates new ideas and issues that have been articulated, though not as extensively, in contemporary works on Indian nationalist thought and movement. - Discusses the development and articulation of political thought by leaders like Gandhi, Tagore, Ambedkar, JP, Nehru and Lohia. - Covers the Indian freedom struggle in detail. The distinguishing feature of this book is its linking of the text of Indian political thought with the context. In doing so, it challenges the ethno-centric interpretation of nationalism that, despite its roots in Western Enlightenment, evolved differently because of the context in which it was articulated.
Category: Political Science

Body Outlaws

Author : Ophira Edut
ISBN : 1580051081
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 77.8 MB
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Pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, and you'll find few women who haven't been fried, dyed, plucked, or tucked. In short, you'll see no body outlaws. The writers in this groundbreaking anthology reveal a world where bodies come in all their many-splendored shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. In doing so, they expand the national dialogue on body image to include race, ethnicity, sexuality, and power--issues that, while often overlooked, are intimately linked to how women feel about their bodies. Body Outlaws offers stories by those who have chosen to ignore, subvert, or redefine the dominant beauty standard in order to feel at home in their bodies. In a culture where plastic surgery has become nearly as routine as a root canal, this expanded and updated edition of fresh and incisive commentary challenges the media's standard notions of beauty with honesty and humor. Included are several new essays outlining the latest trends in the beauty industry such as botox, plastic surgery, and exercise bulimia, as well as a fascinating analysis of how men are affected by these same rigors, a thorough resource section, and a curriculum guide.
Category: Health & Fitness

Come Away With Me

Author : Karma Brown
ISBN : 9780778318323
Genre : Fiction
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"One minute, 26-year-old Tegan Lawson has everything she could hope for, including an adoring husband, Gabe, and a baby on the way. The next, a patch of black ice causes a devastating accident and Tegan's life is as shattered as the car they had to cut her out of. With the loss of her baby and her unbearable anger towards Gabe, who was driving that night, Tegan is drowning in grief. After a handful of sleeping pills land her in the hospital, lucky to be alive, her family's fear and Gabe's commitment to fix things prompts Tegan to make a change. At Gabe's suggestion, she agrees to travel to three destinations from their 'life experiences' wish list. From culture-rich Thailand, to the flavors of Italy, to the ocean waves in Hawaii, Tegan and Gabe embark on a journey to escape the tragedy and to search for forgiveness. But Tegan soon learns grief follows you no matter how far away you go, and that acceptance comes when you least expect it. When things take a shocking turn in Hawaii, Tegan is forced to face the truth -- and she must decide if the life she has is the one she wants"-- from author's web site.
Category: Fiction

The Hood Life

Author : Meesha Mink
ISBN : 1416577092
Genre : Fiction
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A pimp, a killer, a playa, and a drug dealer struggle to get their game right in a sizzling novel where leaving the life and trying to go straight is a deadly option. Tavon, better known as "Sweet," would pimp his own mother -- and he does. Convinced that the prostitution game chose him, Sweet loves his high-rolling life. But when he unexpectedly becomes a father, will Sweet be able to choose between the family trade and his grown, not-so-innocent daughter? After ten years in prison, the drive-by Demarcus committed still haunts him. Determined to stay above the law, he's found Allah, promised to change his ways forever, and finally do right by his girl, Zoey. But when an opportunity arises that will set him and Zoey right for life, Demarcus may have more faith in his killah reputation than the Koran.... Kaseem runs every single drug going in and out of Bentley Manor. His empire provides clothes, cash, and his satisfaction of his wifey, Quilla -- along with the company of other ladies, of course. But when Kaseem's crew becomes more violent, will he be able to escape the life -- and the gangsters -- he created? The best playa on the block, Rhakmon can get a woman to do anything he wants. His latest girlfriend, Shaterica, lets him steal, lie, and cheat -- smitten to be under his spell. But when Rhakmon's devious deeds are finally brought to light, the revenge Shaterica plans may ultimately be more horrible than anything he could have imagined.... From the ladies who brought you Desperate Hoodwives and Shameless Hoodwives, the streets of Atlanta are hotter than ever with drama, sex, and danger -- profilin' four men desperate for anything but their hood life.
Category: Fiction

Reclaiming Kundalini Yoga

Author : Babaji Bob Kindler
ISBN : 1891893114
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In recent times opportunistic teachers have presented Kundalini Yoga shorn of its deepest spirituality and focused only on hatha yoga and uninformed pranayam. In fact, the purpose of Kundalini Yoga is Self-realization. As a result of dumbing down the Kundalini Yoga philosophy, people have come to imagine, for instance, that the seven chakras are actually in the physical spine, when they are really found inwardly, in the subtle and causal bodies of humanity - and beyond. Kundalini Shakti is the dynamic spiritual energy conceived of as the Divine Mother of the Universe Who rises up (inwards) through the seven chakras, often termed "Lotuses." Mother Kundalini is coiled up at the "base of the spine," and ignobly limited to the lower three centers of eating, drinking, and sex life. Kundalini Yoga is about attracting Mother Power to uncoil Herself via well-informed spiritual practices. Reclaiming Kundalini Yoga, by Babaji Bob Kindler, is a concise and revealing book bringing an authentic and enlightened perspective to this esoteric subject. Fourteen teaching charts are included, along with a new translation of the Devi Gita from the Srimad Devi Bhagavatam. The author concludes with an important appendix detailing the role of pure and sanctified food and how to utilize its sublimated energy in realization of Kundalini Yoga.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit