Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved (Kate Bowler)
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“Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God’s disapproval. At thirty-five, everything in her life seems to point toward ‘blessing.’ She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son.
Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Continue reading…
Highlights from Thoughts Are Things (William Walker Atkinson)
From our journey through random or quality (or random quality) books, here are some highlights from William Walker Atkinson’s Thoughts Are Things (1889).
Emphasis as it appears in the original work may be missing, and our own edits, though marked, may be broad. Important: By sharing these highlights we neither endorse nor recommend respective authors and their views. Assume that we know little of the authors, and that we have nuanced views on the matter—as with all our book recommendations.
The first reading of this book will serve as but a mere “taste” of its contents.
The Nature of the Psyche: Its Human Expression (Jane Roberts)
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“From the best-selling author of Seth Speaks and The Nature of Personal Reality:
Seth, speaking exclusively through Jane Roberts, reveals a startling new concept of self, answering questions about the secret language of love, human sexuality, the real origins and incredible powers of dreams, and how we choose our physical death—sometimes years in advance.
For the first time Seth explains why love is the basic language from which all others spring; the bisexual nature of humanity and its biological and spiritual importance; the true basis of homosexuality and lesbianism—along with their private and social affects; the benefits of recalling our dreams and consciously participating in them; how dreams can prevent chronic illnesses by providing important therapeutic information; simple exercises you can do to expand your awareness of the deeper portions of your psyche and stretch your abilities to their fullest potential. Continue reading…
Tao of Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee)
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“Compiled from Bruce Lee’s notes and essays and originally published in 1975, Tao of Jeet Kune Do is the best-selling martial arts book in the world. This iconic work explains the science and philosophy behind jeet kune do—the art Lee invented—and includes hundreds of Lee’s illustrations. Topics include Zen and enlightenment, kicking, striking, grappling, and footwork. With introductions by Linda Lee and editor Gilbert Johnson, Tao of Jeet Kune Do is essential reading for any practitioner and offers a brief glimpse into the mind of one of the world’s greatest martial artists.”
New Books Playground says: Tao of Jeet Kune Do is one of the best martial arts books we know. Continue reading…
The Healing Power of Connection: A Simple Path to Self-Discovery and the Joy of Belonging (Robert R. Randall)
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“What if you learned that the secret to happiness rests on simply correcting a mistake—a misunderstanding about what makes you unhappy in the first place? Suppose you learned that all your unhappy feelings—your anger, anxiety, resentments, guilt, envy, feeling lost and even depression—are not really about people and circumstances, but instead are actually manifestations of just one problem: a sense of disconnection from yourself and the rest of the universe. Continue reading…
The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (Jane Roberts)
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“In his previous books dictated through Jane Roberts, Seth repeatedly stressed that ‘You create your own reality.’ But how do our different individual realities merge and combine… in Seth’s words… ‘to form mass reactions such as the overthrow of governments, the birth of a new religion, wars, epidemics, earthquakes, and new periods of art, architecture, and technology’?
Now Seth pinpoints the unconscious (and often negative) beliefs pervading science and religion, medicine and mythology. Continue reading…
The Dawn of Christianity: People and Gods in an Age of Miracles and Magic (Robert C. Knapp)
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“Ordinary people of antiquity interacted with the supernatural through a mosaic of beliefs and rituals. Exploring everyday life from 200 BCE to the end of the first century CE, Robert Knapp shows that Jews and polytheists lived with the gods in very similar ways. Traditional interactions provided stability even in times of crisis, while changing a relationship risked catastrophe for the individual, his family, and his community. However, people in both traditions did at times leave behind their long-honored rites to try something new. Continue reading…
The Seth Material (Jane Roberts)
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“This classic work in the area of spiritual growth contains spiritual wisdom and practical advice to solve everyday problems, expand consciousness and directly connect with your own greater knowledge and being. It includes a description of the circumstances that led to Jane Roberts speaking for the internationally acclaimed non-physical teacher known as Seth, who has written over 26 books which have been translated into numerous languages and have sold millions of copies throughout the world. This book is a mixture of enlightening excerpts from Seth, selected by topic, and accompanied by explanations from Jane Roberts.”
New Books Playground says: The Seth Material is a must-read to get an understanding of what Jane Robert’s (and Seth’s) work is all about. Continue reading…
The Other Manifesto (of Mankind) (Anonymous)
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“Alternative ideas for how our world could look like, and how we could all live. Read and download The Other Manifesto for free at theothermanifesto.org.”
New Books Playground says: The Other Manifesto (of Mankind) is extremely important and extremely short. Continue reading…
The Nature of Personal Reality (Jane Roberts)
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“In this perennial bestseller, Seth shows readers how we create our personal reality through our conscious beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. His message is clear: we are not at the mercy of the subconscious, or helpless before forces we cannot understand. Seth challenges our assumptions about the nature of reality, and stresses the individual’s capacity for conscious actions. Included in this book are excellent exercises for applying his empowering insights to any life situation.”
“We are Gods couched in creaturehood. Continue reading…