Showing posts with label Self Improvement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Self Improvement. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 17, 2015




This inspiring book by Rudolf Steiner offers a wealth of knowledge on the path of esoteric initiation. Included is much information on the higher body, higher planes of existence, and the spiritual encounter with the 'Guardians of the Threshold, as well as basic information on the mystical belief system. This book would be an excellent addition to the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the subject. Contents Include : How is Knowledge of the Higher World Attained?; The Stages of Initiation; Some Practical Aspects; The Conditions of Esoteric Training; Some Results of Initiation; The Transformation of Dream Life; The Continuity of Consciousness; The Partition of Human Personality During Spiritual Training; The Guardian of the Threshold; The Great or Second Guardian of the Threshold.

The Power of Now: A Guide to SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT By Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now: A Guide to SPIRITUAL ENLIGHTENMENT By Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now:
 Eckhart Tolle

Much more than simple principles and platitudes, The Power of Now takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, "the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death." Only after regaining awareness of Being, liberated from Mind and intensely in the Now, is there Enlightenment.

This is not just another candy-ass elementary level celestine prophetic conversation supposedly with God clone. It is fresh, revealing, current, new inspiration. Power of Now is written from a depth of a person who has considered suicide, gone through his dark night of the soul and has come out the other side into his very personal and ecstatic enlightenment. If you are considering getting back in touch with your soul this book is a great companion.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan

Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan

The Tai Chi Chuan Ching (Cannon) 
Tai Chi (the Supreme Ultimate), 
It was born from Wu Chi (No Ultimate).
 It produces both movement and stillness,
 It is the mother of Yin and Yang

Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese form of exercise derived from Taoism, one of China's oldest belief systems. The practice of Tai Chi Chuan is beneficial to health and it is also a subtle, sophisticated and scientific method of self-defence. Since this system of exercise is suitable for people of all ages and requires little or no special equipment, it has gained an enthusiastic reception all over the world.
Tai Chi Chuan evolved to help people improve their physical health, equip them to defend themselves against wild beasts and bandits, and also improve their powers of meditation. In other words, Tai Chi Chuan enables people to survive through fitness and self-defence.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps by Barbara Pease, Allan Pease

Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps: How We're Different and What to Do About It

Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps: How We're Different and What to Do About It


Barbara Pease, Allan Pease

Have you ever wished your partner came with an instruction booklet? This international bestseller is the answer to all the things you've ever wondered about the opposite sex.

For their controversial new book on the differences between the way men and women think and communicate, Barbara and Allan Pease spent three years traveling around the world, collecting the dramatic findings of new research on the brain, investigating evolutionary biology, analyzing psychologists, studying social changes, and annoying the locals.

The result is a sometimes shocking, always illuminating, and frequently hilarious look at where the battle line is drawn between the sexes, why it was drawn, and how to cross it. Read this book and understand--at last!--why men never listen, why women can't read maps, and why learning each other's secrets means you'll never have to say sorry again.

To get a man to listen, give him advance notice and provide an agenda,"" write the husband and wife Peases in this pithy, attention-grabbing guidebook to the differences between men and women. Originally self-published in Australia to wide acclaim, the book weaves together facts from the latest brain research, theories from evolutionary biology and a treasure trove of anecdotal events and conversations collected by the authors during a three-year research trip around the world. Sociobiology has rarely been so entertaining. The Peases say that a woman's brain is wired to be able to speak and listen simultaneously, for example, and they are geared to talk through problems. Men, by contrast, need to clam up. ""He uses his right brain to try to solve his problems or find solutions, and he stops using his left brain to listen or speak."" These brain differences took shape in cave days, according to the authors. Men were hunters and defenders who evolved tunnel vision (as compared to women's vision), while, as nurturers, women not only had broad peripheral vision but sensitive relationship skills. Channel surfing and newspaper skimming are modern ways for a man to cut off from others to privately mull problems, advise the authors. ""Remember, his forefathers spent more than a million years sitting expressionless on a rock surveying the horizon, so this comes naturally to him.... "" Feisty and crystal clear, this controversial work will appeal to readers of both sexes.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by TIMOTHY FERRISS

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich 


Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:
* How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'.

This new updated and expanded edition includes:
More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Mind Beyond Death - Dzogchen Ponlop

Mind Beyond Death Dzogchen Ponlop

Mind Beyond Death
 Dzogchen Ponlop

Mind Beyond Death is an indispensable guidebook through the journey of life and death. Using humorous analogies and his profound understanding of the Western mind, Rinpoche makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings on the bardos--the intervals of life, death, and beyond-- completely available to the modern reader. Drawing on a breathtaking range of material, Mind Beyond Death shows us how the bardos can be used to conquer death. But the bardos also apply to taking control of life, and learning how to live with fearless abandon. Walking skillfully through the bardos of dream, meditation, and daily life, we then travel deep into the mysterious death intervals and become familiar with their dazzling mindscape. This tour de force gives us the knowledge to transform the greatest obstacle of death into the most powerful opportunity for enlightenment. With nuts-and-bolts meditations and brilliant illumination, Mind Beyond Death offers a clear map that will safely transport the reader through the challenging transitions of life and death

The Art of Dreaming by Carlos Castaneda

The Art of Dreaming by Carlos Castaneda

The Art of Dreaming
 Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda tells how, under don Juan's tutelage, he gained control over his dreams and used dreaming as a launching pad to a pervasive but unseen realm of ancestral spiritual forces, good and evil. He goes through tunnels, enters into the consciousness of trees, meets scouts, emissaries and form-changing blobs of energy. Aided by don Juan's companions and fellow apprentices, Castaneda penetrates a realm of "inorganic beings" who set traps for him and attack him, as if to illustrate don Juan's teaching that consciousness is compelled to grow through life-or-death confrontations. For believers, Castaneda's quest offers a tantalizing glimpse of alternate worlds beyond the rational parameters of our mundane reality. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Tao of Physics - Fritjof Capra

The Tao of Physics Fritjof Capra

The Tao of Physics
Fritjof Capra

Quote from book - "I also hope to find among my readers many physicists with an interest in the philosophical aspects of physics, who have not come in contact with the religious philosophies of the East. They will find that Eastern Mysticism provides a consistent and beautiful philosophical framework which can accommodate our most advanced theories of the physical world"

Originally published in 1975 this book was the first of its kind, and its findings still apply some thirty years later.

Fritjof explores eastern mysticism in the from of Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese thought, Taoism and Zen, with devoting many pages to introduce them and provides the reader with a good insight into these religions.

Fritjof does not inject much humour into his work, but does have quite an interesting take on discoveries in that discoveries, most often come to people in an almost daydreaming state, as did this book come into being. His writing is clear and at times concise, at others, elaboration on the subject is very well included and there is little in this book to get bored with.

What Fritjof does is take excerpts from the different schools of thought and shows how this correlates with scientific findings of the 20th century; he does this with ease and grace. The main thing to be taken away from this book is the idea that some of those things were written 1000's of years ago, and science has been playing `catch up' with the mystics. Definitely worth reading if you like science or not, but more so if you like science. 




By Austin Osman Spare

Quite simply the most important contribution to the western esoteric tradition during the 20th century. There are those who will claim Crowley was the best - but among many circles he is regarded as a showman, not a shaman.
The work of Austin Spare has never been allowed to shine because it nestled in Crowley's shadow, but his work is outstanding - he is the 'Real Deal'


Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: 
A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
Deepak Chopra

Teilhard de Chardin said, "We are spiritual beings having a human experience." Chopra builds on this powerful thought in this recording that expands his life's work in spiritual approaches to daily living. He explains the laws of pure potentiality, giving, karma, least effort, intention and desire, detachment, and dharma and includes useful suggestions on how to apply these fundamental, natural principles if one is truly searching for purpose and a satisfying life. Ancient Vedic concepts form the basis of this philosophy of living that transcends the Eurocentric theological dogma that seems to preoccupy Western thought, especially among Americans. With Chopra's rapidly growing adherents and his appearance on the glib talk shows, look for this new release to attract attention. The recording, read by the author, is also available in book form (Amber-Allen Pub., 1995), which may appeal to those listeners willing to do the hard work required to successfully implement these principles. For all public libraries.?Dale Farris, Groves, Tex.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc

Monday, July 12, 2010



The Eight Dating Myths
The Five Levels of Seducers
The Flirting Moves That Get You Out Of The “Lowly Friend”
Category And Into The “Potential Lover” Category
“Where can I go to find single women?”
“Why Not” Problems
Dating Basics
Flirting with Humor
Flirting via Email
The Dirty Half-dozen Female Attacks
The Dumbest Pickup Lines of all Time
The Best Opening Line Of All Time
Products by Ron Louis & David Copeland
Who are Ron Louis & David Copeland?


The game - Neil strauss

The game - Neil strauss

The game - Neil strauss

Are you just another AFC ("average frustrated chump") trying to meet an HB ("hot babe")? How would you like to "full-close" with a Penthouse Pet of the Year? The answers, my friend, are in Neil Strauss's entertaining book The Game. Strauss was a self-described chick repellant--complete with large, bumpy nose, small, beady eyes, glasses, balding head, and, worst of all, painful shyness around women. He felt like "half a man." That is, until a book editor asked him to investigate the community of pickup artists. Strauss's life was transformed. He spent two years bedding some fine chiquitas and studying with some of the North America's most suave gents--including the best of them all, the God of the pickup "community," a man named Mystery.
Mystery is an aspiring Toronto magician who charges $2,250 for a weekend pickup workshop. He is not much to look at: a cross between a vampire and a computer geek. But by using high-powered marketing techniques he's turned seduction into an effortless craft--even inventing his own vocabulary. His technique sounds like a car salesman's tip sheet: his main rule is FMAC--find, meet, attract, close. He employs the "three-second rule"--always approach a woman within three seconds of first seeing her in order to avoid getting shy. Other tricks: Intrigue a beautiful woman by pretending to be unaffected by her charm; also, never hit on a woman right away. Start with a disarming, innocent remark, like "Do you think magic spells work?" or "Oh my god, did you see those two girls fighting outside?" And finally, the most important characteristic of the pickup artist--smile.
After two years, Strauss ends up becoming almost as successful as Mystery, but he comes to an important realization. His techniques were actually off-putting to the woman he ended up falling in love with. And they never prepared him for actually having a relationship. After a while, he ran out of one-liners and had to have a real conversation. Still, The Game is a great read that may help some AFCs come out of their shells


Thursday, July 8, 2010

How To Win Friends And Influence People

How To Win Friends And Influence People By Dale Carnegie
How To Win Friends And Influence People
Dale Carnegie

This grandfather of all people-skills books was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million copies. How to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated. Financial success, Carnegie believed, is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to "the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people." He teaches these skills through underlying principles of dealing with people so that they feel important and appreciated. He also emphasizes fundamental techniques for handling people without making them feel manipulated. Carnegie says you can make someone want to do what you want them to by seeing the situation from the other person's point of view and "arousing in the other person an eager want." You learn how to make people like you, win people over to your way of thinking, and change people without causing offense or arousing resentment. For instance, "let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers," and "talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person." Carnegie illustrates his points with anecdotes of historical figures, leaders of the business world, and everyday folks.


The Art And Science Of Personal Magnetism

The Art And Science Of Personal Magnetism - by Theron Q Dumont
The Art And Science Of Personal Magnetism - by Theron Q Dumont

The Art and Science of Personal Magnetism is a work from the New Thought movement by author Theron Q Dumont. Dumont, as one of the top thinkers of New Thought, wrote this work to help individuals to successfully use their mental abilities to further develop a powerful personality and radiate a dominating influence over others. The Art and Science of Personal Magnetism is highly recommended for those who are interested in reading a key writing from the New Thought movement and those who are interested in the writings of Theron Q Dumont.


100 Ways To Disappear And Live Free

100 Ways To Disappear And Live Free - Eden Press
100 Ways To Disappear And Live Free - Eden Press

100 Ways to Disappear and Live Free is a valuable guide to anyone seriously interested in personal privacy that covers many of the problem areas of establishing a new identity and the "side effects" that you may encounter. Included are many tips on achieving privacy, keeping kids out of public schools, avoiding fingerprinting, using PO boxes and checks, and finding employment — all in a new name. It also contains sound advice for greater privacy with mail and phone, avoiding potential hassles with cops and neighbors, and much more. Absolutely must reading for privacy seekers.


The Secrets of Street Self-Defence

The Secrets of Street Self-Defence By Wellard, Paul
The Secrets of Street Self-Defence
Wellard, Paul

the most effective street fighting techniques revealed by a top professional Bouncer


How To Get The Truth Out of Anyone!

Instant Fact: How To Get The Truth Out of Anyone!
Compiled By: John J. Webster

In an ideal society there would be no need for lies. But we live in a world of deception. And whether you want to play or not, you’re in the game. The question is, do you want to win?


Thursday, July 1, 2010



I entered Silence
a thousand times
before I saw the face of
True Silence.

Meditation is a natural state of mind.
It is purely a mental activity.
The main goal in meditation is to establish


Mastery of Self for Wealth Power Success

Mastery of Self for Wealth Power Success – Frank Channing Haddock