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Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life

by Wayne Dyer

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Bestselling author of The Power of Intention and Inspiration, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer returns with a new message drawn from ancient Chinese wisdom. Change Your Thoughts-Change Your Life will be a new PBS special. Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, Chinese sage Lao-tzu dictated 81 verses, regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text, called the Tao Te Ching (the “Great Way”), offers balanced moral and spiritual advice. In Change Your Thoughts-Change Your Life, Dr. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and written 81 distinct essays on how to apply its ancient wisdom to today’s modern world. This work also contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, based on Dr. Dyer’s research of 12 of the most respected translations of texts that have survived more than 25 centuries. To be read slowly, one essay a day, this work could forever change the way readers look at their lives.

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The Teachings Of Don Juan

by Carlos Castaneda

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Forty years ago the University of California Press published an unusual manuscript by an anthropology student named Carlos Castaneda. The Teachings of Don Juan initiated a generation of seekers dissatisfied with the limitations of the Western worldview. Castaneda”s now classic book remains controversial for the alternative way of seeing that it presents and the revolution in cognition it demands. Whether read as ethnographic fact or creative fiction, it is the story of a remarkable journey that has left an indelible impression on the life of more than a million readers around the world.

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As A Man Thinketh

by James Allen

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For more than a century, As a Man Thinketh has been one of the world’s bestselling and most widely loved inspirational works. This special volume features a revised and updated edition of this immensely powerful meditation andaas an added bonusaan up-to-date version of the author’s first book, “From Poverty to Power.”

James Allen offers his clear answer in “As a Man Thinketh,” His words have helped millions for more than a century and they continue to point the true way to a better life for a troubled humanity.

Now, his beloved inspirational masterpiece is revised and updated for the twenty-first century. Arcane terms or references have been gently adapted to the present frame of reference so that Allen’s message resonates as freshly today as it has for generations. In addition, this volume features a special bonus: an updated edition of Allen’s very first book, “From Poverty to Power.”

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Life After Death: The Burden Of Proof

by Deepak Chopra

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In India death is perceived very differently than in the West, “as a brief stopping point on an endless soul journey,” says Chopra in this introduction to life beyond bodily existence. Chopra, a medical doctor and world leader in mind-body medicine as well as author of more than 45 books, now ventures to answer: what happens after we die? For Chopra, death deserves to be called miraculous, a “doorway to a far more important event—the beginning of the afterlife” and a mode of being that “can be as creative as living.” Chopra effectively uses the classic Vedanta story of Savitri—a woman who comes home to find death, Lord Yama, waiting to take her husband, and who seeks the monk Ramana’s advice to outwit death—to frame each chapter. Chopra grounds each topic in the long arc of this singular story, which is the perfect springboard for Chopra to introduce concepts such as Akasha (the highest stage a soul can attain) and Eternity within the Indian tradition (where we are beyond death, life, maleness, femaleness, and the experience of time). Chopra presents a fascinating account of life after death for Westerners that will certainly please his avid fans and draw in new readers as well.
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Bringers Of The Dawn

by Barbara Marciniak

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Compiled from more than four hundred hours of channeling by Barbara Marciniak, Bringers of the Dawn imparts to us the wisdom of the Pleiadians, a group of enlightened beings who have come to Earth to help us discover how to reach a new stage of evolution. Startling, intense, intelligent, and controversial, these teachings offer essential reading for anyone questioning his or her existence on this planet and the direction of our collective conscious and consciousness.

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Illusions: The Adventures Of A Reluctant Messiah

by Richard Bach

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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders…until he meets Donald Shimoda–former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard’s imagination soar….

In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don’t need airplanes to soar…that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them… and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places–like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.

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Essence Of The Heart Sutra

by Dalai Lama

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In Essence of the Heart Sutra, the Dalai Lama translates and interprets a central teaching of Buddhism with his trademark precision and straight talk. In the Heart Sutra, the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara describes how to train in the perfection of wisdom by seeing through the illusions of all things. The Dalai Lama goes through the text passage by passage, after an extensive introduction to the basics of Buddhism and the Mahayana tradition’s emphasis on emptiness. This doesn’t take long, as the entire sutra covers all of three pages, but the Dalai Lama shows how understanding emptiness is a key to happiness and liberation from suffering. Although Essence of the Heart Sutra does not differ significantly in overall message from previous offerings such as The Meaning of Life and An Open Heart, in this book the Dalai Lama stays focused on the relevance of the Heart Sutra, and who better to explain it than the man reported to be the present-day incarnation of Avalokiteshvara himself.

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Virus Of The Mind

by Richard Brodie

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Virus of the Mind is the first popular book devoted to the science of memetics, a controversial new field that transcends psychology, biology, anthropology, and cognitive science. Memetics is the science of memes, the invisible but very real DNA of human society. In Virus of the Mind, Richard Brodie carefully builds on the work of scientists Richard Dawkins, Douglas Hofstadter, Daniel Dennett, and others who have become fascinated with memes and their potential impact on our lives. But Richard goes beyond science and dives into the meat of the issue: is the emergence of this new science going to have an impact on our lives like the emergence of atomic physics did in the Cold War? He would say the impact will be at least as great. While atomic bombs affect everybody’s life, viruses of the mind touch lives in a more personal and more pernicious way. Mind viruses have already infected governments, educational systems, and inner cities, leading to some of the most pervasive and troublesome problems of society today: youth gangs, the welfare cycle, the deterioration of the public schools, and ever-growing government bureaucracy. Viruses of the mind are not a future worry: they are here with us now and are evolving to become better and better at their job of infecting us. The recent explosion of mass media and the information superhighway has made the earth a prime breeding ground for viruses of the mind. Will there be a mental plague? Will only some of us survive with our free will intact? Richard Brodie weaves together science, ethics, and current events as he raises these and other very disturbing questions about memes.

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Heal Your Body

by Louise Hay

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World-renowned teacher, Louise L. Hay has helped to heal and inspire millions of people worldwide. She was diagnosed with cancer more than 20 years ago and used the methods she describes in “Heal Your Body” to cure herself. Louise L. Hay simply explains how our attitude to life and the language we use cause our ailments. Using her simple and practical techniques, you will be surprised to discover patterns in your own ailments that reveal a lot about yourself. Just look up your illness or health challenge, and then find the right affirmation to break the pattern. Use this book to get on the path to being healthy today.

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Joy

by Osho

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In this seventh book in the popular Insights for a New Way of Living series, Osho examines the nature of joy from a radically different perspective. With an artful mix of compassion and humor, Osho shows us that joy is the essence of life, that even unhappiness has its root in joy. Osho encourages us to accept joy by being grateful to be alive and for the challenges and opportunities in life, and by finding the good in all that we have–rather than setting conditions or demands for happiness. By embracing joy, one comes closer to a true, peaceful, and balanced state.
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