The Genius of China

3,000 Years of Science, Discovery & Invention, by Robert Temple, Introduction by Dr. Joseph Needham, London: André Deutsch, 2013 About the Authors Robert Temple is a Visiting Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at Tsinghua University in Beijing—China's leading university. He was previously Visiting (Adjunct) Professor of Humanities, History and Philosophy of Science… Continue reading The Genius of China

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Thought Vibration

The Law of Attraction in the Thought World, by William Walker Atkinson, New York: Seed of Life Publishing, 2008. Originally published in 1908. Quotes My Working Greed I BELIEVE that the mind of man contains the greatest of all forces—that thought is one of the greatest manifestations of energy. I BELIEVE that the man who understands… Continue reading Thought Vibration

The Cosmic Serpent

  DNA and the Origins of Knowledge, 2nd Printing (Originally published in 1998), New York: Tarcher/Putnam, 2003. The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby is an extraordinary and refreshing book. Written from the perspective of an anthropologist, the book unveils many myths in that science when it goes out ‘to meet the other’, and return to declare the peoples… Continue reading The Cosmic Serpent

Pleasure

  A Creative Approach to Life, Alachua, Fl: Bioenergetic Press, 1970/2004. In Pleasure: A Creative Approach to Life, Alexander Lowen (1910-2008) explains why pleasure is of the utmost importance for a sane and balanced life, and for both mental and physical health and wellbeing. We are living in another era than Dr. Lowen did. The control… Continue reading Pleasure

The Inner Life

  Theosophical Talks at Adyar, Vol. II, Chicago: The Rajput Press, 1911, Kessinger Publishing Reprint Facsimile Edition, 1942, (Quoted Edition) The Inner Life is a door-opener to all worlds beyond the visible and the physical. It’s a book that talks about things you perhaps won’t think can be true if you have not done research about the author,… Continue reading The Inner Life

The Astral Plane

  Its Scenery, Inhabitants, and Phenomena, Kessinger Publishing Facsimile Edition, 1997, Originally Written in 1894 The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants and Phenomena by Charles W. Leadbeater is a quite dumbfounding account of the astral world from the perspective of a highly-developed clairvoyant. Leadbeater was not a daydreamer and high-strung delusional, but possessed a scientific mind. Judging what… Continue reading The Astral Plane

The Holotropic Mind

  The Three Levels of Human Consciousness, With Hal Zina Bennett, New York: HarperCollins, 1993. In The Holotropic Mind Stanislav Grof exposes his vision of a holographic universe, and he summons convincing amounts of data and evidence for his view. Grof’s contribution is important especially right now as the holographic view of the universe is one of… Continue reading The Holotropic Mind

Beyond the Brain

  Birth, Death and Transcendence in Psychotherapy, New York: State University of New York, 1985. Beyond the Brain by Stanislav Grof seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological models of the brain. After three decades of extensive research on non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by psychedelic drugs and by other means, Grof concludes that our present scientific worldview is… Continue reading Beyond the Brain

Tantra of Sound

  How to Enhance Intimacy, With Andi Goldman, Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing, 2005. Tantra of Sound was really a discovery for me! On first sight, and compared to Jonathan Goldman’s earlier book Healing Sounds, this present book appears to be edited in a more professional way, and in fact, it’s from a different publisher. The choice… Continue reading Tantra of Sound

The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries

  London: Frowde, 1911, Minneola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 2002. The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries is the final account of an immensely complex and long-standing research on fairy faith in Britain and Brittany, the French Bretagne. The research Dr. Evans-Wentz conducted on fairies was meticulous and scientific. There was obviously an effort from the part of… Continue reading The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries