Yoga Books

Here is a selection of top-selling books on yoga.  
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Visionary Art

“Visionary art is art that purports to transcend the physical world and portray a wider vision of awareness including spiritual or mystical themes, or is based in such experiences.” – Wikipedia What is Visionary Art? An Artist’s Perspective by Gregg Lauer...
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Yoga

What is yoga? In practice, yoga is an applied science of the mind and body. It comes from the Hindu vedas (scriptures). Practice and study of it help to bring about a natural balance of body and mind in which the state of health can manifest itself. Yoga itself does not create...
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Entheogens

An entheogen (“generating the divine within”) is a chemical substance used in a religious, shamanic, or spiritual context that may be synthesized or obtained from natural species. The chemical induces altered states of consciousness psychological or physiological....
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Spiritual Practices

An important component of any religious or spiritual tradition or teaching, in addition to the written and/or spoken articulation of the teaching, are the spiritual practices which aid the adherent in experiencing a religious/spiritual connection.  With out participating in...
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G. I. Gurdjieff

George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (January 13, 1866 – October 29, 1949), also commonly referred to as  G. I. Gurdjieff, was an influential spiritual teacher of the early to mid-20th century who taught that most humans live their lives in a state of hypnotic “waking sleep”,...
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Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. He and his brother were adopted in their youth by Dr Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. Dr Besant and others proclaimed that Krishnamurti was to be a world teacher whose...
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Notes on Basic Buddhist Thought

Compiled with Beginner’s Mind by Carol Grever — May, 2013  Introduction Our Sangha’s challenge to grasp Thich Nhat Hanh’s concept of “interdependence” in The Miracle of Mindfulness prompted this effort to clarify some major points of Buddhist thought.  Nhat Hanh’s book was...
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Service

The Role of Service in Spiritual Development Question: What is the role of being in service to others in one’s spiritual development? Eckhardt Tolle: It can be a wonderful spiritual practice if it arises from the right place inside you. It can also be a strengthening of...
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Chanting

Chanting (e.g., mantra, sacred text, the name of God/Spirit, etc.) is a commonly used spiritual practice. Like prayer, chant may be a component of either personal or group practice. Diverse spiritual traditions consider chant a route to spiritual development. Some examples...
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