books about: delusions
The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering
This book offers a clear, concise account of the Eightfold Path prescribed to uproot and eliminate the deep underlying cause of suffering—ignorance. Each step of the path is believed to cultivate wisdom through mental training, and includes an enlightened and peaceful middle path that avoids extremes. The theoretical as well as practical angles of each of the paths—right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, ...
God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita (2 vol's)
The Bhagavad Gita is India's most sacred text - the Hindu "Bible." Yogananda's translation and commentary brings a unique and deeply penetrating insight into this great scripture, which is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive books available on the science and philosophy of Yoga. God Talks With Arjuna explains the Bhagavad Gita's profoundest spiritual, psychological, and metaphysical truths, long obscured by metaphor and ...
The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
Trained as a monk in Thailand, Burma, and India, Jack Kornfield experienced at hand the life-changing power of Buddhist teachings: the emphasis on the nobility and sacredness of the human spirit, the fine-grained analysis of emotion and thought, the precise techniques for healing, training, and transforming the mind and heart. In contrast to the medical orientation of most Western psychology and psychiatry, here is a vision of radiant human ...
The Concise Yoga Vasistha
State University of New York Press
This is a summary of one of the leading texts of Hinduism. The book elaborates and clarifies the teachings of the sage Vasistha.
The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary
Having translated The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra , and following with The Platform Sutra , Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. Zen’s First Patriarch, Bodhidharma, gave a copy of this text to his successor, Hui-k’o, and told him everything he needed to know was in this book. Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen ...
Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs
Jill A Grimes
Johns Hopkins University Press
Anyone can catch a sexually transmitted disease. STDs are widespread in all walks of life, regardless of gender, race, social status, or education. Seduced into complacency by the notion that "it can’t happen to me," many sexually active teens and young adults are stunned when they are diagnosed with an STD. To drive home the risks and realities of unprotected sex, Dr. Jill Grimes narrates real-life stories of young people infected with STDs. ...
The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You (Self-Realization Fellowship) 2 Volume ...
In this unprecedented masterwork of inspiration, Paramahansa Yogananda takes the reader on a profoundly enriching journey through the four Gospels. Verse by verse, he illumines the universal path to oneness with God taught by Jesus to his immediate disciples but obscured through centuries of misinterpretation: "how to become like Christ, how to resurrect the Eternal Christ within one's self." Never before available in its entirety, this ...
Vasisthas Yoga (Special Paper; 27)
State University of New York Press
This translation is a two volume book combined into one book. "It's purpose is to provide a means to eliminate psychological conditioning and to attain liberation."
Transformation at the Base: Fifty Verses on the Nature of Consciousness
Thich Nhat Hanh
A finalist for the 2001 Nautilus award, Transformation at the Base is a profound look at Buddhist psychology with insights into how these ancient teachings apply to the modern world. Thich Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct experience of recognizing, embracing, and looking deeply into the nature of our feelings and perceptions. Presenting the basic teachings of Buddhist-applied psychology, he shows us how our mind is like a field, where every ...
The Divine Romance
The Divine Romance includes over fifty talks and essays by Paramahansa Yogananda. Readers will find these talks alive with the unique blend of all-embracing wisdom, encouragement, and love for humanity that have made the author one of our era's most trusted guides to the spiritual life. The second book in a trilogy, which includes, Man's Eternal Quest and Journey to Self-realization - each of which are packed with information covering a ...
The God Killer
Armed only with sword and shield, the warrior O has perhaps the most dangerous job on Earth: assassinating gods who have outlived their use to mankind. The God Killer is the story of O's conversations and battles with history's most revered deities, from the gods of ancient Egypt to the powerful beings worshipped around the world today. Only when his journey is complete will he finally understand the divine mystery behind the creation of God, ...
Where mainstream nutritional science has demonised dietary fat for 50 years, hundreds of millions of dollars of research have failed to prove that eating a low-fat diet will help you live longer. Nutrition and obesity scientists have struggled to make sense of the paradox that obesity has become an epidemic, that diabetes rates have soared and the incidence of heart disease has not declined despite the fact that society is more diet and health ...
The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng
The Platform Sutra occupies a central place in Zen (Ch’an) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. It is often linked with The Heart Sutra and The Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. However, unlike the other sutras, which transcribe the teachings of the Buddha himself, The Platform Sutra presents the life and work of Hui-neng, the controversial sixth ...
"How Many More Questions?": Techniques for Clinical Interviews of Young Medically Ill Children
Oxford University Press
How Many More Questions?: Techniques for Clinical Interviews of Young Medically Ill Children provides readers with a comprehensive framework to understand how 5-10 year old children use language to formulate and communicate their thoughts. The book then guides the reader in how to effectively elicit information about sensitive and stressful topics from young children, such as their emotions, difficulties, problems, worries, and illness. ...
The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America's Decline, and How We Must Compete in the ...
Critically acclaimed author Clyde Prestowitz reveals the shocking extent of the deterioration of American economic strength that has put the United States on the brink of irreversibly losing our supremacy on the world stage and our prosperity at home. While the financial crisis has been a devastating blow, he shows that the wreckage of our economic might started much earlier. If we do not make decisive changes fast, he reveals, we will face the ...
Thoughtful Dementia Care: Understanding the Dementia Experience
Jennifer Ghent-Fuller, 2012
An easy-to-read and sensitive portrayal of the changing world of people with dementia due to Alzheimer's disease or other diseases, and those who care for them. Offers insights into emotional reactions and practical suggestions based on deep understanding of the way people with dementia view many situations. The author carefully explains the loss of various types of memory and other thinking processes. She describes how these losses affect the ...
Mind Estranged: My Journey from Schizophrenia and Homelessness to Recovery
MIND ESTRANGED tells the story of Bethany’s life, from her years as a promising university student through her gradual descent into schizophrenia, and unexpected, full recovery. While slowly losing her sanity, she traveled the world. She returned to the U.S. unable to work or study—and soon found herself homeless, delusional, and controlled by voices that talked to her and gave her orders in her mind. Bethany’s memoir enables the reader ...
Buddhism With An Attitude: The Tibetan Seven-Point Mind Training
B. Alan Wallace
All of us have attitudes. Some of them accord with reality and serve us well throughout the course of our lives. Others are out of alignment with reality and cause us problems. Tibetan Buddhist practice isn't just sitting in silent meditation, it's developing fresh attitudes that align our minds with reality. Attitudes need adjusting, just like a spinal column that has been knocked out of alignment. In this book, B. Alan Wallace explains a ...
An American's Resurrection: :My Pilgrimage from Child Abuse and Mental Illness to Salvation
Eric C Arauz
An American's Resurrection is being called a real-life Silver Linings Playbook that has been backed by national thought leaders as the groundbreaking work on the experience of madness, child abuse, trauma, addiction and Redemption. The pages burn in your hands as your live with the author in this Journey of the Soul trying to fight his way back to the world. The three part odyssey is a devastating memoir about a ...
Schizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Schizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery provides innovative techniques to work with a person in psychosis, move him or her into recovery, and aid in rejoining mainstream society. Topics include the building of schizophrenic psychosis, hallucinations and false perceptions, working with someone in psychosis, stabilizing on medication, and counseling for self-understanding. “After my wife and I read Schizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery, it was ...
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