The Tibetan Book Of The Dead

Autore: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199839514
Grandezza: 37,29 MB
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.


Autore: Sam van Schaik
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830442232
Grandezza: 34,89 MB
Formato: PDF
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Famoso per la sua cultura unica e per i monasteri buddhisti inerpicati sul tetto del mondo, il Tibet esercita da sempre uno straordinario fascino che affonda le radici nel più lontano passato. Questo libro, scritto con efficace stile narrativo da un grande esperto di storia tibetana, conduce il lettore nel cuore del Paese, dal VII secolo, periodo di gloria dell’impero tibetano, fino ai giorni nostri, analizzando la nascita del buddhismo tibetano, l’ascesa del Dalai Lama, le mire di Inghilterra e Russia – entrambe potenze colonialiste confinanti col Tibet – fino ad arrivare alla rivoluzione del 1911. Oltre a far luce sul complesso rapporto del Paese con la Cina, Van Schaik illustra aspetti della cultura tibetana poco conosciuti o fraintesi, come la reincarnazione del Dalai Lama o Il Libro Tibetano dei Morti. Una narrazione esaustiva e avvincente, che offre la possibilità di conoscere davvero questo angolo tanto importante e controverso del mondo.

Auntie Mame

Autore: Patrick Dennis
Editore: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767910958
Grandezza: 33,42 MB
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With a wit as sharp as a vodka stinger and a heart as free as her spirit, Auntie Mame burst onto the literary scene in 1955--and today remains one of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction. Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis’ Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a play, a Broadway and a Hollywood musical, and a fabulous movie starring Rosalind Russell. Since then, Mame has taken her rightful place in the pantheon of Great and Important People as the world’s most beloved, madcap, devastatingly sophisticated, and glamorous aunt. She is impossible to resist, and this hilarious story of an orphaned ten-year-old boy sent to live with his aunt is as delicious a read in the twenty-first century as it was in the 1950s. Follow the rollicking adventures of this unflappable flapper as seen through the wide eyes of her young, impressionable nephew and discover anew or for the first time why Mame has made the world a more wonderful place. "Outrageous, hilarious, ribald, sophisticated, slapsatiric." The Denver Post

Quo Vadis Baby

Autore: Grazia Verasani
ISBN: 9781599103662
Grandezza: 74,85 MB
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"A female private detective in Bologna attempts to unravel the circumstances surrounding her sister's death"--

Lsd My Problem Child

Autore: Albert Hofmann
Editore: Multidisciplinary Assn for
Grandezza: 66,68 MB
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This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSDs path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition.We follow Dr. Hofmanns trek across Mexico to discover sacred plants related to LSD, and listen in as he corresponds with other notable figures about his remarkable discovery.Underlying it all is Dr. Hofmanns powerful conclusion that mystical experience may be our planets best hope for survival. Whether induced by LSD, meditation, or arising spontaneously, such experiences help us to comprehend the wonder, the mystery of the divine in the microcosm of the atom, in the macrocosm of the spiral nebula, in the seeds of plants, in the body and soul of people.Now, more than sixty years after the birth of Albert Hofmanns problem child, his vision of its true potential is more relevant, and more needed, than ever.

Through Time Into Healing

Autore: Brian L. Weiss
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143914804X
Grandezza: 65,16 MB
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The book that sheds new light on reincarnation and the extraordinary healing potential of past life and hypnotic regression therapy, from the bestselling author of Many Lives, Many Masters. Brian Weiss made headlines with his groundbreaking research on past life therapy in Many Lives, Many Masters. Now, based on his extensive clinical experience, he builds on time-tested techniques of psychotherapy, revealing how regression to past lifetimes provides the necessary breakthrough to healing mind, body, and soul. Using vivid past life case studies, Dr. Weiss shows how regression therapy can heal grief, create more loving relationships, uncover hidden talents, and ultimately shows how near death and out of body experiences help confirm the existence of past lives. Dr. Weiss includes his own professional hypnosis, dream recall, meditation, and journaling techniques for safe past life recall at home. Compelling and provocative, Through Time Into Healing shows us how to help ourselves lead healthy, productive lives, secure in the knowledge that death is not the final word and that the doorways to healing and wholeness are inside us.

Many Lives Many Masters

Autore: Brian L. Weiss
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451694598
Grandezza: 45,22 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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From author and psychotherapist Dr. Brian Weiss comes the classic bestseller on the true case of the past-life therapy that changed the lives of both the prominent psychiatrist and young patient involved—now featuring a new afterword by the author. As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. His skepticism was eroded, however, when she began to channel messages from the “space between lives,” which contained remarkable revelations about Dr. Weiss’ family and his dead son. Using past-life therapy, he was able to cure the patient and embark on a new, more meaningful phase of his own career. With more than one million copies in print, Many Lives, Many Masters is one of the breakthrough texts in alternative psychotherapy and remains as provocative and timeless as it was when first published.

A Fortune Teller Told Me

Autore: Tiziano Terzani
Editore: HarperCollins
Grandezza: 15,77 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Autore: George Saunders
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408841495
Grandezza: 79,97 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7236
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'Saunders is an astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic and funny - telling just the kind of stories we need to get us through these times' Thomas Pynchon In PASTORALIA elements of contemporary life are twisted, merged and amplified into a slightly skewed version of modern America. A couple live and work in a caveman theme-park, where speaking is an instantly punishable offence. A born loser attends a self-help seminar where he is encouraged to rid himself of all the people who are 'crapping in your oatmeal'. And a male exotic dancer and his family are terrorised by their decomposing aunt who visits them with a solemn message from beyond the grave. With an uncanny combination of deadpan naturalism and uproarious humour, George Saunders creates a world that is both indelibly original and yet hauntingly familiar ...

Ocean Sea

Autore: Alessandro Baricco
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0375703950
Grandezza: 62,70 MB
Formato: PDF
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A group of people all looking for a missing piece of themselves converges at a remote seaside inn, but it is not until the arrival of a mysterious sailor called Adams that the truth of their entwined situations becomes clear. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.