Well-known spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas uses the metaphor of the mysterious philosopher's stone to discuss a tremendous liberating power that leads to endless enlightenment For millennia alchemists sought the philosophers’ stone, the ...
Author: A. H. Almaas
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Well-known spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas uses the metaphor of the mysterious philosopher's stone to discuss a tremendous liberating power that leads to endless enlightenment For millennia alchemists sought the philosophers’ stone, the miracle substance believed to be the key to all the secrets of existence. The quest was fueled by some of the prime questions of human existence: What am I? Why am I here? How has this world come to be? A. H. Almaas shows that the tremendous liberating power of the mysterious philosophers’ stone is closer to us than we realize. In fact, it is the true nature of all reality—in all times and all places, without being limited to being anything in particular. Through the philosophers’ stone, real transformation can happen, our consciousness can become free, and we can open to all the possibilities of reality. Almaas discusses the factors that are involved in igniting the catalytic property of the philosophers’ stone and then begins to unpack the properties of true nature when it is free of constraints. Finally, we are left with the revelation that true nature is endlessly knowable, and yet nothing we can know or say about it exhausts its mystery and power. The result is a new understanding of what liberation and practice are—and a view of what it’s like when seeking ceases and life becomes a process of continual discovery. We begin to appreciate that the freedom of reality expressed in the complete and fulfilled life all human beings seek—and few find—is actually the simplicity of the ordinary.
The alchemy of freedom that begins within the soul of man and woman is a flame that burns on — a flame that will not be quenched . Inaugurating an Aquarian age of freedom is Saint Germain , master of the flame of freedom .
Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Publisher: Summit University Press
Throughout the ages, there have been men and women in every race and religion that have mastered time and space, transcended the cycles of karma and rebirth, and returned to the Source of all life. By attaining the goal of life, the ascension, these souls have become Ascended Masters. The Great White Brotherhood is the body of Ascended Masters guiding this system of worlds. Working with earnest seekers in every field of human endeavor, the Brotherhood is setting forth the progressive revelations of God for the Aquarian cycle and expanding the dimensions of consciousness in all who aspire to self-mastery. Behind the culture, history, and religion of America lies the Spirit of the Great White Brotherhood; for by the unseen hand and the very specific guidance of the Ascended Masters, America was born, her independence was declared, her constitution was written. America is the land created as a repository of freedom that millions of souls might realize their potential to become one with God. It is the place where freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom to assemble provide the foundation for the individual pursuit of cosmic consciousness. Elizabeth Clare Prophet is the anointed Messenger of the Great White Brotherhood. Through their dictations and the instruction given through her, the Ascended Masters lovingly extend their consciousness to those who would follow in their footsteps. "What man has done, man can do " is their message of inspiration to all who seek the victory of immortal life.
What makes True Imagination true is its integration of both the inner and outer worlds, and its freedom from our intentional control. Von Franz tells us that this imaginative consciousness can open our eyes to the meaning beneath the ...
Author: Robert Simmons
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A full-color illustrated guide to co-creative alchemy with crystals and stones for personal and planetary healing and enlightenment • Reveals that those who love and work with crystals and stones have been intuitively following the path of spiritual alchemy • Provides meditative practices with specific stones to go with each stage of the alchemical transformation process as well as other tools and techniques • Includes an illustrated dictionary summarizing the spiritual qualities of more than 375 different minerals, crystals, and gemstones The Alchemy of Stones presents an inspired breakthrough in Robert Simmons’ thirty-five year career of exploring and revealing the spiritual qualities and potentials of minerals, crystals, and gemstones. This holistic, Earth-based framework for understanding stones and their energies initiates readers into an alchemical worldview that leads to spiritual healing, transformation, and transcendence. Engaging readers step by step, Simmons provides guidance on discovering and harnessing the three human powers of intention, attention, and imagination, each a crucial component for meeting and working in harmony with the energies of the Stone Beings. Simmons also introduces us to the Divine Feminine intelligence known as Sophia, or Wisdom. The Stone Beings are her emissaries, and through relating and co-creating with them, the healing and redemption of ourselves and the Earth becomes a reality. Offering an illustrated dictionary of the spiritual qualities of more than 375 different minerals, crystals, and gemstones, Simmons also explores in depth what he calls the Four Cornerstones of the Alchemy of Stones: Moldavite, Phenacite, Azeztulite, and Rosophia. He discusses the stages of alchemical transformation and provides meditative practices with specific stones to go with each stage. He also explores how to work with stone mandalas, crystal body layouts, gemstone elixirs, and Orgonite energy devices and details powerful techniques for working with stones. Woven throughout are Simmons’ personal stories of the pivotal mystical experiences that triggered his capacity to feel stone energies and led him to develop his relationship with the stones, revealing how this work can open minds and awaken hearts. Lavishly illustrated, The Alchemy of Stones is an invitation to a journey of enlightenment, transformation, and spiritual metamorphosis aligned with the path of our living, conscious Earth.
described in The Alchemy of Growth , is a framework that can help systematically identify new growth opportunities . By exploring each “ degree of freedom ” in turn , a company maintains a broad perspective on potential sources of ...
Author: Michael Davis
Publisher: Windsor Professional Information
Drawing from nine of the leading compensation advisory firms in the country, Executive Compensation: The Professional's Guide to Current Issues and Practices is the first publication to bring together a number of the top practitioners and experts in the field to provide the information and insights needed to navigate within the new era of accountability and performance standards.
And the first freedom is to stop throwing responsibility on the other , the first freedom is to know that you are responsible . Then many things become immediately possible . The whole philosophy of karma is that you are responsible .
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
Spontaneous talks given by the author in Chang Tzu auditorium, Pune, India.
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Author: Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali
Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali (1058-1111) is one of the most important religious figures in Islamic history. He is particularly noted for his brilliant synthesis of mysticism and traditional Sunni Islam. Ghazzali's "The Alchemy of Happiness", written toward the end of his life, provides a succinct introduction to both the theory and practice of Sufism (Islamic mysticism). It thus offers many insights into traditional Muslim society. This translation is fully annotated for readers unfamiliar with Ghazzali and includes an introduction to his life and historical milieu.
Novelists of all kinds rebel against the monolith's restrictive pressures, through one comic procedure or another attacking its usurped authority over the individual's freedom, which is also their own freedom to imagine and invent.
Author: G. Cavaliero
This is the only contemporary critical study to discuss the nature of comedy with exclusive reference to novels. It examines the comic styles of novelists from Fielding and Jane Austen to Waugh and Agnus Wilson, as well as less familiar writers such as Ronald Firbank and Sylvia Townsend Warner. Distinguishing between different kinds of humour, it shows how comedy works in practice under changing literary, social and environmental conditions, and is designed to interest academic and general readers equally.
“You want freedom?” he'd ask. “Then make new choices, adopt new attitudes, and learn a new set ofbeliefs.” Few things Lester Brown tried to accomplish had ever failed—even crime! His voice and passion were so strong that men began ...
Author: Steven Mundahl
Publisher: Balboa Press
Why do powerful leaders get outed-people like Weiner, Schwarzenegger, Petraeus, Woods, and Clinton? Why do leaders risk it all to cheat, and-even closer to home-why might you? Know thyself! To do this, the leader is taken on a journey of their inner rooms to explore the impact of family dysfunction and beliefs. Only when you commit to becoming the leader of your own life do you possess the alchemical formula for authentic leadership. If not, beware the "BeOUTEDtudes!" Those are the attitudes that could land you a messy divorce, a headline on the front page, or worse. Journey with the author through his own challenges and triumphs in building a strong leadership platform. Learn how to heal into wholeness using evidence-based therapies as well as holistic and intuitive tools. Transform negative corporate cultures using innovative ideas, and, finally, learn the author's alchemical principles, called the Seven Tenets of Leadership.