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The Buddha’s Way of Happiness

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Healing Sorrow, Transforming Negative Emotion, and Finding Well-Being in the Present Moment

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Buddhas Way to HappinessThe excitement you feel after hearing good news or achieving a goal is fleeting, but true happiness-that is, the warm feeling of deep contentment and joy-is lasting, and it can be yours in every moment. The Buddha’s Way of Happiness is a guide to putting aside your anxieties about the future, regrets about the past, and constant longing to change your life for the better, and awakening to the joy of living.

With this book as your guide, you’ll identify the barriers to happiness you create in your own life and use the eightfold path of Buddhist psychology to improve your ability to appreciate the small, joyful moments that happen every day. These exercises, meditations, and concrete approaches to practicing happiness and well-being are drawn from mindfulness, “no self,” and other ancient Buddhist insights, many of which have been proven effective by today’s psychologists and researchers. With the knowledge that happiness is a habit you can adopt like any other, take the first step down this deeply fulfilling path on your life’s journey.

From the Foreword: Happiness and Well-Being Is the Way

But what is happiness, really, and how do we choose it, intentionally aspire to it, and achieve it? And once achieved, how do we maintain and enjoy it without loss or deterioration, especially in these turbulent and troubled times? Is happiness simply mere pleasure: a moment on the lips, a lifetime stuck on your hips, like a fattening sweet dessert? Is there no gradation between fleeting sensual pleasure and gratification, happy feelings, good moods, deeper satisfaction, fulfillment, joyous bliss, inner peace, contentment, and heavenly nirvanic bliss? And how can we get a piece of this wondrous happiness product and joy-path action? These were some of the questions I had when I first opened Thomas Bien\u2019s remarkable, well-researched, and thoughtful book in which he eloquently addresses these pertinent and provocative issues.

It is said there are four core doctrines found in all classic happiness theories from wisdom literature, philosophy, psychology, spirituality, and self-help. Following any of them is challenging, to say the least. They are:
Know yourself.
Control your desires.
Take care of what’s yours.
Remember death and mortality.n

Some posit that happiness comes from being totally engaged and lost in whatever you happen to be doing at the moment. This modern notion of flow, championed by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, is fine, as far as it goes, and akin to the Zen Buddhist teaching of no self and no mind. However, it leaves out certain ethical, social, and health implications that might impinge on the happiness and well-being of individuals and groups in the long run, if they are entirely and consistently overlooked. Regularly indulging in the oblivion of being totally and completely lost in one of the addictive forms of unhealthy intoxication, for example, reminds us that the middle way of moderation, balance, and appropriateness is the golden rule of Buddhism: not too tight and not too loose, neither too materialistic and indulgent nor too ascetic or unworldly. Here is the secret to health, happiness, contentment, and well-being.


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By: Bien, Thomas Buddha\’s Way of Happiness (391)
ISBN/EIN/ASIN: 978-1439839898
Type of Document: Book
Number of pages : 256

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Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

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175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family

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Herbal Recipes for Vibrant HealthRosemary Gladstar is the mother of modern herbalism. Her wisdom and vision have inspired an entire generation of herbal healers, and her insights into the healing power of plants have helped people everywhere embrace more natural, healthy, and radiant lives. Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health is the author’s practical compendium of herbal know-how. Written with her signature warmth, this must-have reference will help readers of every life stage enjoy radiant well-being, every day.

Limit stress and anxiety, get adequate rest, boost immunity, improve mental acuity, and embrace life balance –  these are elements of Gladstar’s prescription for wellness, longevity, and boundless energy. To help achieve these goals, she offers a number of general-wellness recipes, including 7-Herb Long-Life Soup, Long-Life Elixir, and energy-inspiring Zoom Balls. The bulk of the book is dedicated to specific herbal remedies for everyone in the family – adults, babies, children, and elders. Good Vision No-Cook Herbal Jam, for example, will help keep aging eyes functional, while Rosemary’s Itch Relief Remedy offers a soothing salve for poison ivy. Whether a reader wants to soothe baby’s diaper rash, enjoy a better night’s sleep, conquer headaches, cure a case of athlete’s foot, or boost a sagging spirit, Gladstar’s time-tested herbal remedies offer new options for natural healing. These therapies are enhanced with an A – Z herbal apothecary featuring detailed information about more than 90 herbs, as well as tips for preparing herbal remedies from scratch.  This paperback release brings Gladstar’s wisdom to even more people interested in embracing physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Dedication & Acknowledgments
Foreword

1 Eco-Logical Herbalism
2 A Prescription for Life
3 Taming Stress and Anxiety
4 Home Remedies for Everyday Ailments
5 Recipes for Radiant Beauty
6 For Children
7 For Women
8 For Men
9 For Elders

Appendix I: The Herbal Apothecary: An A-to-Z Guide

Appendix II: The Art of Making Herbal Remedies

Resources
Index


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By: Gladstar, Rosemary Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health (1588)
ISBN/EIN/ASIN: 978-1603420785
Type of Document: Book
Number of pages : 234

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Numerology for Decoding Behavior

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Numerology for Decoding Your BehaviorLearn Numerology! Numerology for Decoding Behavior provides simple numeric exercises that use only the first vowel and first consonant of a person’s name and their birth month and day, Michael Brill shows how to identify anyone’s reactive and proactive behavior patterns–along with their underlying causes–to prevent and resolve interpersonal issues as well as recognize and change our own negative personal tendencies. Combining numerology with psychology, he explains the connection between the first name and behavior at work, the middle name and social-emotional patterns in relationships, and the last name and family dynamics. Illustrating how this information can be applied by managers, educators, health professionals, sales people, and parents, he reveals how to find anyone’s personal challenges and greatest strengths through their Achievement Number as well as how to use this number for a more accurate understanding of an individual’s behavior patterns. Offering extensive examples, interpretations, and exercises, he reveals how recognizing these facets of our behavior is the first step to working through our negative patterns and effecting personal transformation.

Numbers and letters are the blueprints of our lives. By studying the patterns they create–whether it’s a name, an address, or a date–we can learn more about ourselves, others, and how to best interact with those around us. Using numerology to reveal behavior patterns in order to work through them, this book:

• Shows how to find anyone’s personal challenges and greatest strengths

• Presents simple numeric exercises that use the first vowel and first consonant of a name and the birth month and day

• Reveals how this method of numerology can be applied by managers, educators, health professionals, sales people, and parents


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By: Brill, Michael Numerology for Decoding Behavior: Your Personal Numbers at Work, With Family, and in Relationships
ISBN/EIN/ASIN: 9781594773747
Type of Document: Book
Number of pages : 144

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The Tarot: a Contemporary Course in the Quintessence of Hermetic Occultism

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Tarot: a Contemporary Course in the Quintessence of Hermetic OccultismThis is an intense course on Western metaphysics that uses the Tarot as a way to explain principles and concepts of subtle energetics. Even with the intentional blinds and the use of a traditional structure the author ” Mouni Sadhu” managed to write up the lab book of his Magnum Opus and thus to shed light on the paths of those who follow.

This scholarly work creates a new epoch in traditional occult philosophy. It is the first contemporary encyclopedic exposition of the great Western Tradition since the basic books by Eliphas Lévi and Papus, and it also has full practical utility. The Philosophical Tarot has always been recognized as a universal key to all wisdom attainable by human beings. This text will be of particular interest, because of its kindred approach, to the many readers of the extraordinary contemporary masterpiece Meditations on the Tarot, by an anonymous writer much valued in esoteric circles throughout the world. The present work is by no means just a theoretical treatise accessible only to specialists, for anyone can understand the initiatory concepts of Mouni Sadhu’s Tarot, perceiving completely new horizons of thought, activity, psychology, cosmology, and practical esotericism. In this text a great number of questions which occur to the earnest seeker are answered in a new and fascinating way, and the solution of the philosophical equations arising from the Arcana opens new vistas in every field of life. The book is suitably subdivided into 100 separate lessons, allowing for systematic study


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By: Sadhu, Mouni Tarot: a Contemporary Course in the Quintessence of Hermetic Occultism
ISBN/EIN/ASIN: 978-1597312110
Type of Document: Book
Number of pages : 492

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The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

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Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained-1VOL. I: ‘The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained’ consists of fourteen broad-subject chapters covering a wide range of high-interest topics: Afterlife Mysteries; Mediums and Mystics; Religious Phenomena; Mystery Religions and Cults; Secret Societies; Magic and Sorcery; Prophecy and Divination; Objects of Mystery and Power; Places of Mystery and Power; Ghosts and Phantoms; Mysterious Creatures; Mysteries of the Mind; Superstitions, Strange Customs, Taboos, and Urban Legends; and Invaders from Outer Space.

VOLUME 1 OF 3

‘The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained’ consists of fourteen broad-subject chapters covering a wide range of high-interest topics: Afterlife Mysteries; Mediums and Mystics; Religious Phenomena; Mystery Religions and Cults; Secret Societies; Magic and Sorcery; Prophecy and Divination; Objects of Mystery and Power; Places of Mystery and Power; Ghosts and Phantoms; Mysterious Creatures; Mysteries of the Mind; Superstitions, Strange Customs, Taboos, and Urban Legends; and Invaders from Outer Space.n

Each chapter begins with an Overview that summarizes the chapter’s concept in a few brief sentences. Then the Chapter Exploration provides a complete outline of the chapter.

The work covers material of interest to a large segment of the public in a way that is clear and readable.

CONTENTS

Preface
Introduction

Chapter 1 – How The major Religions View the Afterlife
Buddhism
Christianity
Hinduism
Islam
Judaism

Ancient Egypt and the Afterlife
Egyptian Book of the Dead
Osiris: Death & Resurrection
Pyramid Texts

Individual Human Experience with Death and the Afterlife
Deathbed Vision
Near-Death Experiences

The Mystery Schools
Dionysian Mysteries
Elusianian Mysteries
Hermetic Mysteries
Orphic Mysteries
Pythagoras

Tribal Religions
Burian Mounds
Land of the Grandparents

How The Major Religoins View Reincarnation
Buddhism
Christianity
Hinduism
Islam
Judaism

Contemporary Mystery Schools and Reincarnation
Akashic Records
Anthroposophy
Association for Research and Enlightenment
Theosophy

Experiential Quests into Past Lives
Hypnotic Regression into Past Lives
Ridey Murphy
Past-Life Therapy
Ian Stevenson

Chapter 1

Shamanism
Spirit Guide
Totem Animal
Vision Quest

Spirit Mediumship
Ouija Board
Seance
Spirit Control
Trance

Mediums and Channelers

Spiritualism

Mystics

Chapter 3

Anticrhist
Apocalypse
Apparitions of Holy Figures
Armaggedon
Cosmic Consciousness
Demons
Devil’s Mark
Ecstacy
Exorcism
Faith Healing
Guardian Angels
Illumination
Inquisition
Miracles
Possession
Power of Prayer
The Rapture
Shroud of Turin
666
Snake Handling
Stigmata
Virgin of Guadalupe
Visions
Weeping Statues and icons

Chapter 4

Egyptian Mystery Schools
Akhenaten
Isis
Osiris

Greek Mystery Schools
Delphi
Dionysus
Eleusis

Christian Mystery Schools, Cults, Heresies
Black Madonna
Cathars
Gnosticism
Maichaeism

Tribal Mysteries
Ghost Dance
Macumba
Santeria

Satanic Cults

Rise of Satanism in the Middle Ages
Anton LaVey’s First Church of Satan
Temple of Set
UFO Cults

Twentieth-Century Spiritual Expression
Branch Davidians
Eckankar
Falun Gong
Order of the Solar Temple
The People’s Temple
Scientology

Glossary
Cumulative Index


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By: Steiger, Brad Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained Vol 1 (3401)
ISBN/EIN/ASIN: n/a
Type of Document: Encyclopaedia
Number of pages : 377

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Serpent in the Sky

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Serpent in the SkyIn this pioneering study West documents that: Hieroglyphs carry hermetic messages that convey the subtler realities of the Sacred Science of the Pharaohs. Egyptian science, medicine, mathematics, and astronomy were more sophisticated than most modern Egyptologists acknowledge. Egyptian knowledge of the universe was a legacy from a highly sophisticated civilization that flourished thousands of years ago.

John Anthony West’s revolutionary reinterpretation of the civilization of Egypt challenges all that has been accepted as dogma concerning Ancient Egypt. In this pioneering study West documents that: Hieroglyphs carry hermetic messages that convey the subtler realities of the Sacred Science of the Pharaohs. Egyptian science, medicine, mathematics, and astronomy were more sophisticated than most modern Egyptologists acknowledge. Egyptian knowledge of the universe was a legacy from a highly sophisticated civilization that flourished thousands of years ago. The great Sphinx represents geological proof that such a civilization existed. This revised edition includes a new introduction linking Egyptian spiritual science with the perennial wisdom tradition and an appendix updating West’s work in redating the Sphinx. Illustrated with over 140 photographs and line drawings.


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By: West, John Anthony Serpent In The Sky - The High Wisdom Of Ancient Egypt
ISBN/EIN/ASIN: 0835606910
Type of Document: Book
Number of pages : 286

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Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

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Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of CureStudy by Dr William Thomas Fernie, called Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure, first published in 1895. “From primitive times the term “Herbal Simple” has been applied to any homely curative remedy consisting of one ingredient only, and that of a vegetable nature.” This edition features, for each entry, the history and etymology of the ingredient, the chemical Components of it, ailments for which it is beneficial and why, as well as preparations such as tinctures, pastes, poultices, and application.

The art of Simpling is as old with us as our British hills. It aims at curing common ailments with simple remedies culled from the soil, or got from home resources near at hand. Since the days of the Anglo-Saxons such remedies have been chiefly herbal; insomuch that the word “drug” came originally from their verb drigan, to dry, as applied to medicinal plants.

The present manual of our native Herbal Simples seeks rather to justify their uses on the sound basis of accurate chemical analysis, and precise elementary research. Hitherto medicinal herbs have come down to us from early times as possessing only a traditional value, and as exercising merely empirical effects. Their selection has been commended solely by a shrewd discernment, and by the practice of successive centuries. But to-day a closer analysis in the laboratory, and skilled provings by experts have resolved the several plants into their component parts, and have chemically determined the medicinal nature of these parts, both [3] singly and collectively. So that the study and practice of curative British herbs may now fairly take rank as an exact science, and may command the full confidence of the sick for supplying trustworthy aid and succour in their times of bodily need.

Scientific reasons which are self-convincing may be readily adduced for prescribing all our best known native herbal medicines. Among them the Elder, Parsley, Peppermint, and Watercress may be taken as familiar examples of this leading fact. Almost from time immemorial in England a “rob” made from the juice of Elderberries simmered and thickened with sugar, or mulled Elder wine concocted from the fruit, with raisins, sugar, and spices, has been a popular remedy in this country, if taken hot at bedtime, for a recent cold, or for a sore throat. But only of late has chemistry explained that Elderberries furnish “viburnic acid,” which induces sweating, and is specially curative of inflammatory bronchial soreness. So likewise Parsley, besides being a favourite pot herb, and a garnish for cold meats, has been long popular in rural districts as a tea for catarrh of the bladder or kidneys; whilst the bruised leaves have been extolled as a poultice for swellings and open sores. At the same time, a saying about the herb has commonly prevailed that it “brings death to men, and salvation to women.” Not, however, until recently has it been learnt that the sweet-smelling plant yields what chemists call “apiol,” or Parsley-Camphor, which, when given in moderation, exercises aquieting influence on the main sensific centres of life—the head and the spine. Thereby any feverish irritability of the urinary organs inflicted by cold, or other nervous shock, would be subordinately allayed. Thus likewise the Parsley-Camphor (whilst serving, [4] when applied externally, to usefully stimulate indolent wounds) proves especially beneficial for female irregularities of the womb, as was first shown by certain French doctors in 1849.

Contents

Absinthe Acorn Agaric, Fly
Agrimony Alexanders Allspice
Amadou Anemone, Wood Angelica
Aniseed Apple Arsmart
Artichoke, Globe ” Jerusalem Arum
Asafetida Ash, Mountain Asparagus
Asphodel, Bog Avens Balm
Barberry Barley Basil, Sweet
Bean Bedstraw Bee sting
Beet Belladonna Bennet Herb
Betony, Water ” Wood Bilberry
Bistort, Great Blackberry Black Pot Herb
Blackthorn Bladderwrack Blessed Thistle
Blue Bell Bog Bean Borage
Bracken Brooklime Broom
Bryony, Black ” White Buckthorn
Bugle Bullace Bulrush
Burdock Burnet Saxifrage Butcher’s Broom
Butterbur Buttercup Cabbage
” Sea Calamint Camphor
Capsicum Caraway Carline Thistle
Carraigeen Moss Carrot Cascara Sagrada
Cat Mint Cat Thyme Cat’s Tail
[xx] Celandine, Greater ” Lesser Celery
Centaury Chamomile ” Bitter
Cherry Chervil Chestnut, Horse
” Sweet Chickweed Chicory
Christmas Rose Cider Cinnamon
Cinquefoil, Creeping Clary Cleavers
Clover, Meadow ” Sweet Clovers
Club Moss Colchicum Coltsfoot
Comfrey ” Prickly Coriander
Couch Grass Cow Cowslip
Crab Apple Cresses Cress, Garden
” Water Crowfoot Cuckoo Flower
Cuckoo Pint Cumin Currants, Red, White, and Black
Daffodil Daisy Damson
Dandelion Darnel Date
Dill Dock ” Great Water
” Yellow Curled Dodder Dog’s Mercury
Dropwort, Water Dulse Earthnut
Egg Elder ” Dwarf
Elecampane Eryngo Eyebright
Fairy rings Fennel ” Water
Ferns ” Female (Bracken) ” Hart’s-tongue
” Maidenhair ” Male ” Polypody
” Royal ” Spleenwort ” Wall Rue
Feverfew Fig Figwort
Flag, Blue ” Yellow ” Stinking (Gladdon)
” Sweet Flax ” Purging
Fly Agaric Foxglove Fumitory
Furze Gage, Green Garlic
” Poor Man’s Ginger Gipsy Wort (Water Hore-hound)
[xxi] Good King Henry Gooseberry Goosefoot
” Stinking Goosegrass Goutweed
Grapes Grasses Ground Ivy
Groundsel Hawthorn Hellebore, Stinking
Hemlock ” Water Hemp Agrimony
Henbane Herb, Bennet Hoglouse
Honey Hop Horehound, Black
” White Horse Radish House Leek
Hyssop ” Hedge Iceland Moss
Irish Moss Ivy ” Ground
John’s Wort, Saint Juniper Knapweed, the Lesser
Ladies’ Mantle ” Smock Lavender
” Sea Laver Leek
Lemon Lentil Lettuce
Lettuce, Lamb’s ” Wild Lily of the Valley
Lily, Water Lime Tree Linseed
Liquorice Lords and Ladies (Arum) Lungwort
Lupine Mace Mace Reed
Mallow ” Marsh ” Musk
Mandrake Marigold ” Corn
” Marsh Marjoram Melancholy Thistle
Menthol Mercury, Dog’s ” English
Milk Thistle Mints Mistletoe
Monk’s Rhubarb Moon Daisy Moss, Club
” Iceland ” Irish Mountain Ash
Mugwort Mulberry Mullein
Mum Mushrooms Mustard
” Hedge Nasturtium Nettle
” Dead Night Shade, Deadly Nutmeg
Nuts Oak Bark Oat
Onion Orach Orange
Orchids Orpine (Live Long) Ox eye Daisy
Pansy, Wild Parsley ” Fool’s
Parsnip ” Water Pea
Peach Pear Pellitory of Spain
” of Wall Pennyroyal Peppermint
Pepper, Water Periwinkle, Greater ” Lesser
Perry Pilewort Pimento, Allspice
Pimpernel Pine Pink
Plantain, Greater ” Ribwort ” Water
Plum, Common ” Wild Polypody Fern
Poppy, Scarlet ” Welsh ” White
Potato Primrose ” Evening
Primula Prune Prunella
Psyllium Seeds Puff Ball Pulsatilla
Quince Radish ” Horse
Ragwort Ransoms Raspberry
Reed, Sweet Scented Rest Harrow Rhubarb, Garden
Rice Rosemary ” Wild
Roses ” Rock Rue
Rushes Saffron ” Meadow
Sage ” Meadow Sago
Saint John’s Wort Salep Saliva
Samphire Sanicle Saucealone
Savin Schalot Scurvy Grass
Sea Holly ” Tang ” Water
” Weeds Selfheal Service Tree
Shepherd’s Purse Silverweed Skullcap
” the Lesser Sloe Snails
Soapwort Solomon’s Seal Sorrel
” Wood Southernwood Sowbread
Sow Thistle Spearmint Speedwell
Spinach ” Sea Spindle Tree
Spurge Wood ” Petty Stitchwort
Stonecrop (House Leek) Strawberry ” Wild
Succory Sundew Sunflower
Tamarind Tansy Tar
Tarragon Teasel, Fuller’s ” Wild
Thistles Thyme Thymol
Toadflax Toadstool Tomato
Tormentil Truffle Turnip
Turpentine Tutsan Valerian, Red
” Wild Verbena (Vervain) Verguice
Vernal grass Vine Violet, Sweet
” Wild Viper’s Bugloss Wallflower
Walnut ” American Wartwort
Watercress Water Dropwort ” Figwort
” Horehound ” Lily, White ” Yellow
” Pepper Whitethorn Whortleberry
Woodruff, Sweet ” Squinancy Wood Sorrel
Wormwood Woundwort, Hedge Yarrow
Yew

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By: Fernie, W. T., M.D. Herbal Simples Approved For Modern Uses Of Cure (2100)
ISBN/EIN/ASIN: 9781406523683
Type of Document:Book
Number of pages : 556

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