Friday, September 17, 2021

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The People of the Secret

  The People of the Secret   About Contents | Word Cloud Author Review Details Download this book About this Book    Are biological evolution and human history directed by a hierarchy of Intelligences, the lowest level of which makes physical contact with mankind? Do invisible guardians of this planet "seed" ideas into the earth's culture to prepare human beings for huge steps in their development? The author suggests not only that it may be so, but that it may also be possible to recognize these "People of the Secret." Table of Contents | Word Cloud | Word Count Table of Contents Word Cloud Word Count Table of Contents    Copyright © 1983 by The Octagon Press Ltd Introduction by Colin Wilson 1 - The Hidden Tradition 2 - A...

The Theory of Celestial Influence

  The Theory of Celestial Influence — Man, the Universe, and Cosmic Mystery by Rodney Collin   About Dedication Synopsis Author Gurdjieff International Review From Wikipedia Download this book The Theory of Celestial Influence with the subtitle: Man, The Universe and Cosmic Mystery is an exploration of the universe and man’s place in it. Rodney Collin examines 20th-century scientific discoveries and traditional esoteric teachings and concludes that the driving force behind everything is neither procreation nor survival, but expansion of awareness. Collin sets out to reconcile the considerable contradictions of the rational and imaginative minds and of the ways we see the external world versus our inner selves. For readers familiar with Gurdjieff’s cosmology will here find further examinations...

The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution

The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution  by: Peter D. Ouspensky About Biography Author's Introduction Word Cloud / Word Count Details Audiobook Download About this book Piotr Demianovich Ouspensky From: The Fourth Way ® Bookshop  ♦  This book presents the definitive edition of Ouspensky's famous first series of five psychological lectures which preceded his second series of five cosmological lectures known as The Cosmology of Man's Possible Evolution.  Together they form a complete whole view of man in the world.  These lectures reproduce Ouspensky's own manuscripts and are in exactly the form he introduced these ideas between 1934-1940. Studies man in view of what he may become.  Describes how man must work simultaneously on his...

The Theory of Eternal Life

   The Theory of Eternal Life   by Rodney Collin        Source About Synopsis Author Review Details   About this book "For students, scientists, skeptics, and mystics.For the curious, for the lovers, for the philosophers,and the seekers. This book is a summons, a challenge,a surprise, and a gift." "The Theory of Eternal LIfe assimilates the teaching and the wisdom of great mythological, religious, and spiritual sources into a coherent and complete view on what is uniquely possible when consciousness comes into human form. "Within the framework of his "theory", the mystery and meaning of death are revealed and both life and death are placed in larger context within which to work and grow. "Anyone who...

The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

The Book:  On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are   Source: Holy Books Introduction Preface Contents Author Dedication Acknowledgments Copyright Introduction The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Allan Watts is a radical piece about the unrecognised but mighty taboo — our tacit conspiracy to ignore who, or what, we really are. Briefly, the thesis is that the prevalent sensation of oneself as a separate ego enclosed in a bag of skin is a hallucination which accords neither with Western science nor with the experimental philosophy — religions of the East — in particular, the central and germinal Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism. This hallucination underlies the misuse of...

The Forgotten Language of Childhood

The Forgotten Language of Childhood     Source About Prologue Introduction Acknowledgements Contents Author Copyright About this book In the sixties, a woman with a two-year-old daughter makes a U-turn in her life as single mother in New York City As her peers choose India as a destination, Lillian Firestone meets the Gurdjieff Work, stays in America, and allows her daughter’s development and education to become a living backdrop and stage upon which her own spiritual development unfolds. This important book has many beautiful things to show-and-tell, not the least of which is a mother’s love for her child reflected through her own wish to work. A mother who today has the commonsensical good...

The War Against Sleep

The War Against Sleep     Source Introduction Introductory Note Dedication Contents Author Photographs Copyright The Philosophy of Gurdjieff The life and work of one of the most influential psychological theorists of modern times. George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff is one of the most enigmatic figures of our time. He attracted legends as easily as disciples. But behind the Gurdjieff myth lies a solid corpus of thought, the importance of which is only now being generally recognized. At its heart was the idea of “the war against sleep”, the fact that man, in Colin Wilson’s words, is like “a grandfather clock driven by a watch-spring”. This brilliant and much praised examination of a...