This important and timely book delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world. Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify harmful behavior and sometimes-heinous crimes. He asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, we can no longer tolerate views that pit one true god against another.
In Intelligence In Nature, Jeremy Narby offers overwhelming evidence that bacteria, plants, animals, and other forms of nonhuman life display an uncanny proclivity for self-deterministic decisions, patterns, and actions. The book details his travels around the globe—from the Amazon basin to the Far East—to probe what traditional healers and pioneering researchers perceive about the intelligence present in all forms of life. Not convinced? Narby discovered that;
Is it possible that our Sun has a companion star, and that together they carry Earth through a recurring 24,000-year orbit of powerful stellar influcences? Supported by impeccable science, author Walter Cruttenden puts forth a radical new theory that could change the way we understand the cycles of human history.
The hopeful teaching of this book is that while everybody suffers, most of this suffering is unnecessary—it can be overcome. The legacy of Aristotle is that we think that things must be either true or untrue. Thus we tend to think in terms of polarities: good or evil, right or wrong, Democrat or Republican. This friend-or-foe approach may seem to make life easier, but Russell Targ and J. J. Hurtak in The End of Suffering, assert that this worldview only increases our experience of suffering.
Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos presents a revolutionary new theory that bridges the divide between science and spirituality, disclosing the ramifications of non-localized consciousness and how the physical world and spiritual experience are two aspects of the same reality.
Applying his highly acclaimed integral approach, Ken Wilber formulates a theory of spirituality that honors the truths of modernity and postmodernity—including the revolutions in science and culture—while incorporating the essential insights of the great religions. He shows how spirituality today combines the enlightenment of the East, which excels at cultivating higher states of consciousness, with the enlightenment of the West, which offers developmental and psychodynamic psychology. Each contributes key components to a more integral spirituality.
This path-breaking book tells the story of American metaphysical religion more fully than it has ever been told before, along the way significantly revising the panorama of American religious history. Catherine L. Albanese follows metaphysical traditions from Renaissance Europe to England and then America, where they have flourished from colonial days to the twenty-first century, blending often with African, Native American, and other cultural elements.
A moving passage from Barasch’s new book, Field Notes on the Compassionate Life: A Search for the Soul of Kindness.