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The Art of Aging: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self
Alice & Richard Matzkin

Sentient Publications, 2009

In this beautiful book, painter and sculptor Alice and Richard Matzkin explore the experience of aging through their art, finding inspiration rather than despair. Both in their sixties, they use their paintings and sculptures and personal narrative to examine aspects of growing older-the progression of physical changes, sensuality and relationships, aging parents, spirituality, and death. They feature well-known people such as feminist Betty ...


Radical Optimism: Practical Spirituality in an Uncertain World
Beatrice Bruteau

Sentient Publications, 2002


How to Attain Enlightenment: The Vision of Nonduality
James Swartz

Sentient Publications, 2010

This complete guide to enlightenment presents the wisdom of the ancient science of self-inquiry, a time-tested means for achieving spiritual freedom. The author convincingly refutes the popular view that enlightenment is a unique state of consciousness and debunks a host of other myths. In his straightforward style he reveals proven methods for purifying the mind, and takes the reader from the beginning to the end of the spiritual path, ...


Instead of Education: Ways to Help People do Things Better
John Holt

Sentient Publications, 2003

Instead of Education is Holt's most direct and radical challenge to the educational status quo and a clarion call to parents to save their children from schools of all kinds. In this breakthrough work Holt lays out the foundation for un-schooling as the vital path to self-directed learning and a creative life.


The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child
Richard Selznick

Sentient Publications, 2008

One of the worst feelings a child can have is being discouraged in school. The sense of hopelessness that pervades can become almost insurmountable. This is the emotional experience for the child called the shut-down learner. Also referred to as Lego kids or high-spatial children, such kids thrive with hands-on tasks that use their visual and spatial abilities. This book offers perspective and hope to parents who are struggling with these issues.


How to Heal with Singing Bowls: Traditional Tibetan Healing Methods
Suren Shrestha

Sentient Publications, 2009

No book on the market has the detailed, step-by-step instructions for ancient Tibetan healing bowl techniques that this one has. The healing methods are all illustrated with photographs showing how to place and strike the bowls, so that anyone can learn how to do it. Some of these methods have been taught to only a few Eastern practitioners, and are now spreading to the West where there is considerable interest in them.


Doctors from Hell: The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans
Vivien Spitz

Sentient Publications, 2005

A chilling story of human depravity and ultimate justice, told for the first time by an eyewitness court reporter for the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Nazi doctors. This is the account of 23 men torturing and killing by experiment in the name of scientific research and patriotism. Doctors from Hell includes trial transcripts that have not been easily available to the general public and previously unpublished photographs used as evidence in the ...


How to Heal with Singing Bowls: Traditional Tibetan Healing Methods
Suren Shrestha

Sentient Publications, 2013

The expanded edition of this popular book will include 20 new techniques for using singing bowls, covering the use of one or two bowls for treating conditions such as insomnia, neck and shoulder tension, and muscle cramps throughout the body. Other new material includes methods for using the bowls with yoga postures, massage, and heated herbal therapy packs to increase energy flow and balance, and promote relaxation. There will be 20 new ...


What Is Self?: A Study of the Spiritual Journey in Terms of Consciousness
Bernadette Roberts

Sentient Publications, 2005

A renowned contemporary mystic, Bernadette Roberts takes us to the ultimate consciousness that transcends self and experience. The book includes fascinating chronicles of her own spiritual journey. For many readers, this latest effort puts all her insights into clearer and sharper perspective. In this book, Ms. Roberts explains her concepts about ego, self, and the revelations of the contemplative life in a deeper and more mature fashion, as ...


You Can Beat the Odds: The Surprising Factors Behind Chronic Illness and Cancer
Brenda Stockdale

Sentient Publications, 2009

This book takes a step forward in addressing the underpinnings of illness, collating ground-breaking discoveries in genetics with time-tested techniques for optimal healing. Each technique boosts not only the quality of your life but even the way your body responds to daily stress, a virus, or serious illness. Get Started Now exercises help you personalize your program and integrate insights quickly into your everyday life. You'll also learn how ...


Ask the Awakened: The Negative Way
Wei Wu Wei

Sentient Publications, 2002

Between the years 1958 and 1974 a series of books appeared that were attributed to the mysterious Wei Wu Wei. Perhaps the most important of these works, Ask The Awakened, is now available in a new edition. This work draws on a variety of sources, including Taoism--specifically the texts attributed to Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu; Buddhism--especially the Heart, Diamond and Lankavatara sutras; and Chan Buddhism as taught by Hui Neng, Huang Po, Hui Hai, ...


They Can't Find Anything Wrong!: 7 Keys to Understanding, Treating, and Healing Stress Illness
David D. Clarke

Sentient Publications, 2007

Diagnostic tests are unable to find the cause of symptoms in at least half of all medical patients, most of whom are ill because of hidden stresses. Dr. David Clarke has done pioneering work with over 7,000 of these patients, often sent to him as a last resort. In plain language he describes the major types of stress and explains steps for treatment with a range of effective techniques. Case histories that read like medical mysteries illustrate ...


Why the World Doesn't Seem to Make Sense: An Inquiry into Science, Philosophy, and Perception
Steve Hagen

Sentient Publications, 2012

In this wise and original book, science writer and Zen priest Steve Hagen helps us to perceive the world as it is, not merely as we conceive it to be. This revised and updated edition includes new scientific understandings and clarifications of some of the more complex ideas. “Read this book: it will change how you look at things.” – Nick Herbert, Ph.D., author of Quantum Reality


Homebirth in the Hospital: Integrating Natural Childbirth with Modern Medicine
Stacey Marie Kerr MD

Sentient Publications, 2009

The personalized and empowering experience of a home birth can also occur in a hospital setting. This book presents fifteen powerful testimonies about this kind of emotionally satisfying birth. The stories show that expectant mothers can minimize fear and put technology where it belongs.Dr. Kerr focuses on the Five C's: Choice, Communication, Continuity, Confidence, and Control of protocols. Prospective parents will learn what questions to ask ...


Fingers Pointing Towards the Moon: Reflections of a Pilgrim on the Way
Wei Wu Wei

Sentient Publications, 2003

Fingers Pointing Towards the Moon was the first of a series of extraordinary spiritual manifestos written by the anonymous Wei Wu Wei. Like a master instructing every reader who has the dedication to read this book, the author maintains direct and unrelenting perspective, giving Fingers Pointing to the Moon its status as one of Zen Buddhism's essential classics. The depth of understanding evinced by Wei Wu Wei places him with Paul Reps, Alan ...


All Else Is Bondage: Non-Volitional Living
Wei Wu Wei

Sentient Publications, 2004

These thirty-four powerful essays, based on Taoist and Buddhist thought, constitute a guide to what the author calls “non-volitional living”—the ancient understanding that our efforts to grasp our true nature are futile. Wei Wu Wei explains these venerable spiritual traditions in the context of modern experience, using wit and considerable precision to convey their profound insight into the very nature of existence. This essential Zen ...


The Essence of Enlightenment: Vedanta, the Science of Consciousness
James Swartz

Sentient Publications, 2015

The counterintuitive, radical message of Vedanta, the ancient science of self-inquiry, is that reality is non-dual consciousness. What this means and how it benefits people in their quest for freedom from limitation is the subject of this inspirational book. In an accessible style, James Swartz's new book develops teachings introduced in his popular first one, How to Attain Enlightenment , covering topics such as values and the ...


Publish Your Own Magazine, Guide Book, or Weekly Newspaper: How to Start, Manage, and Profit from a Homebased ...
Thomas A. Williams

Sentient Publications, 2002

Have you ever wanted to publish a magazine, guide book, or weekly newspaper and make substantial profits while working from your home? Tom Williams has done just that in his own profitable publishing career, and he can tell you how to run a highly successful home-based publishing company. In Publish Your Own Magazine, Guide Book, or Weekly Newspaper, Williams provides a dynamic step-by-step guide to creating everything from tourism books and ...


School Struggles: A Guide to Your Shut-Down Learner's Success
Richard Selznick

Sentient Publications, 2012

Richard Selznick is a child psychologist who has helped parents with their children’s struggles in school for more than 25 years. His first book, The Shut-Down Learner, identified the problems faced by spatial learners and recommended ways that parents and teachers can help them learn. School Struggles offers aid, comfort, and perspective to parents whose children have difficulty in school for a multitude of reasons. Selznick addresses reading ...


Open Secret
Wei Wu Wei

Sentient Publications, 2004

Open Secret is an essential work by the mysterious Wei Wu Wei, author of a series of Buddhist and Taoist spiritual classics. In poetry, dialogs, epigrams, and essays, he addresses our illusions concerning the mind, the self, logic, time, space, and causation. His substantive interpretation of The Heart Sutra—the epitome of Buddhist teachings—conveys the inexpressible truth of existence. Reading this jewel of a book, one enters into a heart ...



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