name means "KNOWLEDGE OF DIVINE THINGS".
OF A YOGI - Paramahansa
Yogananda - Considered a classic in its field since it was first
published in 1946, Autobiography of a Yogi continues to attract
countless readers seeking authoritative insight into metaphysical
At once a riveting account of an extraordinary life and a remarkably accessible introduction to a little-known spiritual science, Yogananda's Autobiography is something of a publishing phenomenon.
When it first appeared in print in 1946, Newsweek called it "fascinating". The New York Times hailed it as a "rare account". Continuously in print for over fifty years, the Autobiography, remains a seminal work in the field of Eastern religion, and still appears on best-seller lists in relevant marketing categories.
Columbia University Press:
There has been nothing before, written in English or any other language, like this presentation of Yoga.
Noetic Sciences Review:
Keeps the reader spellbound. . .A vicarious journey through the mystical path taken by Yogananda.
The original text of Yogananda's classic introduction to Eastern mysticism.
The work is enduringly popular because it introduces millions of readers to Eastern spiritual thought. Yogananda's masterly storytelling epitomizes the Indian oral tradition with its wit, charm, and compassionate wisdom. The yogi begins by showing how his childhood experiences in turn-of-the-century India produced a spiritual youth in search of an enlightened teacher, continues with an account of his years of training in the hermitage of a revered master, and concludes with the highlights of a period, beginning in 1920, during which he lived and taught in America. Yogananda sensitively interprets not only his own spiritual evolution but also his relationship with elements of the West's spiritual tradition, such as the story of Adam and Eve, providing a penetrating look at the ultimate mysteries of human existence. Bibliographical footnotes, which would have interrupted Kingsley's magnificent narration, are thoughtfully included in an accompanying booklet. -- James Dudley, Copiague, New York.
592 pgs. ISBN 0876120796 (Self-Realization Fellowship) pb
|COMTE DE ST. GERMAIN - Isabel Cooper-Oakley - The life story of the famous 18th-century European mystic. 0787312657 (Health Research) pb|
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: The Story of My Experiments With Truth - by
Mahadev H. Desai (Translator), Mahadev Desai (Translator), Sissela BOK
(Foreword by) -
Translated by Mahadev Desai and with a New Preface.
The only authorized American edition.
Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.
In a new foreword, noted peace expert and teacher Sissela Bok urges us to adopt Gandhi's "attitude of experimenting, of tesing what will and will not bear close scrutiny, what can and cannot be adapted to new circumstances," in order to bring about change in our own lives and communities. All royalties earned on this book are paid to the Navajivan Trust, founded by Gandhi, for use in carrying on his work.
|KRISHNAMURTI TWO BIRDS ON ONE TREE - Ravi Ravindra - A longtime student and friend of Krishnamurti reveals both the spiritual greatness and the human pathos of this truly remarkable teacher. 0835607186 - (Theos Pub) pb|
|PUBLIC LIKE A FROG : ENTERING THE LIVES OF THREE GREAT AMERICANS -Jean Houston - Houston presents the spiritual biographies of Thomas Jefferson, Emily Dickinson, and Helen Keller, incorporating exercises based on historical events as a way to tap into our human potential. Companion audio. 0835606945 (Theos Pub) pb|
|THE SEVENTH CHILD - Freddie Mae Baxter - Told with the irrepressible warmth and humor of a natural-born storyteller, The Seventh Child is the chronicle of a remarkable woman's life, and of three generations of an African-American family. The seventh of eight children, Freddie Mae Baxter was born in 1923 in rural South Carolina. When her father left the family, her mother had to raise the children alone, and Freddie Mae went to work - first picking cotton, then cooking for the white families in town. At seventeen, she decided to go up North in search of new horizons and a better life. Now, Freddie Mae shares with us the wisdom of her seventy-five years, and some vivid memories: from her childhood in the South ("Two cents was money in those days. . .") to her life in Harlem, where she played saxophone in an all-girl band ("We just jammed!") and danced at all the hot clubs ("Anyplace that there was music, you could find me"). Through good times, bad times, and the enormous changes she's lived through, Freddie Mae has remained steadfastly optimistic and emotionally generous. (Knopf Alfred A ) 0375406204|
ROCKS TO CLOUDS :
MEETINGS AND CONVERSATIONS WITH WISE AND SPIRITUAL PEOPLE William Elliott - For years, author Bill Elliott searched for answers to life's spiritual mysteries. Ultimately his quest took him around the world to interview the twenty foremost spiritual figures of today. With intrepid good spirits, the author converses with Mother Teresa, H. H. the Dalai Lama, Norman Vincent Peale, Jack Kornfield, Rabbi Harold Kushner, and others. Tying Rocks to Clouds is sometimes sad, often funny, and always joyful as it speaks to readers interested in life's fundamental questions. "An utterly winsome book, one that will win a special place in readers' hearts."
American Library Association-Booklist
0835607089 (Theos Pub) cl
DAYLIGHT COMES - Howard
A biography of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, the charismatic founder of The Theosophical Society. 0835604594 (Theos Pub) pb
BEACON OF BUDDHIST LIGHT - Howard
A biography of Henry Steel Olcott, cofounder of The Theosophical Society and the person who brought Buddhism to Sri Lanka.
0835606384 (Theos Pub) pb