High Society: The Central Role of Mind-Altering Drugs in History, Science, and Culture

By Mike Jay

An illustrated cultural background of drug use from its roots in animal intoxication to its destiny in dressmaker neurochemicals

• that includes paintings from the impending excessive Society exhibition on the Wellcome assortment in London, one of many world’s maximum scientific historical past collections

• Explores the jobs medications play in numerous cultures as drugs, non secular sacraments, prestige symbols, and coveted alternate items

• unearths how medicinal drugs drove the worldwide exchange and cultural alternate that made the fashionable global

• Examines the motives of drug prohibitions a century in the past and the present “war on medicinal drugs”

Every society is a excessive society. each day humans drink espresso on ecu terraces and kava in Pacific villages; bite betel nut in Indonesian markets and coca leaf on Andean mountainsides; swallow ecstasy capsules within the golf equipment of Amsterdam and opium capsules within the deserts of Rajastan; smoke cannabis in Himalayan temples and tobacco and marijuana in each country on the earth.

Exploring the spectrum of drug use all through history--from its roots in animal intoxication to its destiny in clothier neurochemicals--High Society paints shiny pictures of the jobs medicinal drugs play in several cultures as medicinal drugs, non secular sacraments, prestige symbols, and coveted exchange items. From the botanicals of the classical global throughout the mind-bending self-experiments of 18th- and 19th-century scientists to the factitious molecules that experience remodeled our figuring out of the mind, Mike Jay finds how medicinal drugs similar to tobacco, tea, and opium drove the worldwide alternate and cultural alternate that created the trendy international and examines the forces that resulted in the prohibition of opium and cocaine a century in the past and the “war on medications” that rages this present day.

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Witch's Halloween: A Complete Guide to the Magick, Incantations, Recipes, Spells, and Lore

By Gerina Dunwich

You might imagine that Halloween is simply approximately ghosts, ghouls, and goblins. even if, there's even more at the back of this spooky vacation. For Pagans internationally, Halloween is a time of magick and divination-a evening for honoring ancestors, celebrating the harvest, and ringing within the New 12 months. In A Witch's Halloween, bestselling writer Gerina Dunwich dispels the myths of this holiest of Pagan vacations and its most renowned celebrants. Written by means of a Wiccan excessive Priestess, A Witch's Halloween tells you all it is advisable learn about this sacred vacation, from the heritage, folklore, myths, and spells to Sabbat rituals, recipes, divinations, and Halloween superstitions, and masses extra. This insightful e-book is an entire advisor to celebrating the vacation because it used to be intended to be.

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I Ching & the Genetic Code: The Hidden Key to Life

By Martin Schonberger

Martin Schonberger (Author), D. Q. Stephenson (Translator), Angarika Lama Govinda (Foreword)

The common claims of either the "I Ching", "the booklet of changes", the compendium of chinese language common wisdom and the genetic code, "the booklet of life", inspired Dr. Schonberger to set up the speculation of a common method in nature. He has tested in several parallels the congruence of either the I Ching code and the genetic code. The sensational effects are specific for the 1st time during this booklet. The "I Ching and the Genetic Code" is a crucial and fascinating hyperlink among technology and spirituality!

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Energy Psychology: Self-Healing Practices for Bodymind Health

Energy Psychology presents a entire method of therapeutic that mixes modern Western bodymind mental tools with a vast process of historic, sacred traditions. Incorporating Dr. Mayer's critical process referred to as Bodymind therapeutic Psychotherapy, Energy Psychology attracts on chinese language drugs ways, together with Qigong and acupressure self-touch; kabalistic approaches; equipment drawn from historic traditions of meditation and postural initiation; and psycho-mythological storytelling techniques.Drawing on thirty years of educating in Tai Chi and Qigong, Dr. Michael Mayer indicates how integrating the essences of those traditions and techniques can fix energy and provides the common individual self-healing instruments for actual and psychological future health. not like the quick-fix books on power recovery, this publication makes use of timetested, age-old practices from sacred traditions together with well-established scientific techniques. Dr. Mayer teaches readers bodymind therapeutic tips on how to deal with nervousness, continual ache, addictions, high blood pressure, insomnia, trauma, and different standard stipulations. Written in a transparent, intelligible sort, power Psychology contains real-life case reviews that spotlight the effectiveness of his innovations.

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Navigating the Collapse of Time: A Peaceful Path Through the End of Illusions

By David Ian Cowan

The indicators are in every single place: monetary main issue, dramatic hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and elevated charges of species extinction. based on New Age metaphysician David Cowan, we're in the course of a 25-year transitional interval of planetary shift as our sunlight procedure techniques the Galactic Photon Band, a shift that also is affecting our notion of time.

The Mayans had a time period for this transitional interval: the "Time of No Time," indicating that, post-2012, time as we all know it or event it might probably no longer exist in any respect or may have replaced dramatically.

In Navigating the cave in of Time, Cowan synthesizes a extensive variety of views approximately this time of transition, from the writings of the traditional Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas, to speculative thought, quantum physics, philosophy, and the character of phantasm and truth posed through quite a number theorists and teachers together with Ken Carey, Barbara Hand Clow, William Gammill, Zecharia Sitchin, Carl Calleman, Gary Renard, Ken Wapnick, Brent Haskel, etc. He additionally shall we us recognize what to anticipate as occasions proceed to spread to their prescribed end and the way to navigate this time of swap.

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A Haunted Mind: Inside the Dark, Twisted World of H.P. Lovecraft

By Bob Curran

"Just relax and chill out as Dr. Bob Curran takes you to locations that in simple terms your brain can create along with his phrases and tales. He has captivated the radio listening viewers as he'll captivate the reader... Dr. Curran will pride the imagination."
--Tom Danheiser, manufacturer, Coast To Coast AM

Arguably no American author has had extra of an impression at the glossy horror scene than Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the fellow who created the Cthulhu Mythos, with its unusual gods, eerie locations, and forbidden books. yet what kind of a guy was once Lovecraft, how did he create the sort of poor universe, and the place did his concept come from? was once it, as a few have argued, in keeping with esoteric wisdom forgotten or perhaps denied to all sane people?

In A Haunted Mind, Dr. Bob Curran explores what encouraged Lovecraft--his own existence is simply as unusual as a few of his creations--and drove him to create his bad cosmos. utilizing either folklore and historical past, Dr Curran investigates a large choice of Lovecraftian mysteries.

A observe of caution: you'll by no means examine Lovecraft--or the world--in the exact same method back!

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Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field

With the readability of a physicist and the compassion of a proficient healer with fifteen years adventure watching 5,000 consumers and scholars, Barbara Ann Brennan offers the 1st in-depth research of the human strength box for those who search happiness, future health and their complete capability.

Our actual our bodies exist inside a bigger "body," a human power box or air of mystery, that is the car in which we create our event of fact, together with well-being and affliction. it really is via this strength box that we've got the facility to heal ourselves.

This power physique -- just recently proven via scientists, yet lengthy recognized to healers and mystics -- is the place to begin of all disease. the following, our strongest and profound human interactions ensue, the precursor and healer of all physiological and emotional disturbances.

Hands of Light is your consultant to a brand new wholeness. It offers:

• a brand new paradigm for the human, in healthiness, dating, and disease
• An knowing of the way the human strength box appears, capabilities, is disturbed, healed, and interacts with associates and lovers.
• education within the skill to determine and interpret auras
• Medically demonstrated case experiences of therapeutic humans from all walks of lifestyles with quite a few illnesses.
• directions for therapeutic the self and others.
• The author's own and exciting existence event which supplies us a version for progress, braveness and probabilities for accelerated consciousness

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Life After Death: The Evidence

By Dinesh D'Souza

Unlike many books in regards to the afterlife, Life after Death makes no entice spiritual religion, divine revelation, or sacred texts. Drawing on one of the most strong theories and developments in physics, evolutionary biology, technological know-how, philosophy, and psychology, D'Souza indicates why the atheist critique of immortality is irrational and attracts the impressive end that it's average to think in existence after demise. He concludes via displaying how existence after loss of life may give intensity and value to this lifestyles, a route to happiness, and reason behind hope.

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Talking to the Spirits: Personal Gnosis in Pagan Religion

By Kenaz Filan

A advisor to direct conversation with the spirits and the Gods

• bargains practices for seekers and teams to benefit to listen to and reply to the spirits and the Gods in addition to what to do (and no longer do) when you obtain a message

• Explains tips to authenticate religious messages with divination

• Discusses tips to stay away from theological conflicts whilst someone’s own gnosis differs from that in their Pagan staff

For our ancestors the complete international was once alive with spirits. The Gods bubbled forth from rivers and comes and whispered within the breezes that rustled via towns and farms. the floor underfoot, the stones, the fireplace that cooked the meals and drove off the darkness, those all had spirits--not simply spirits in another size, yet spirits in them who might be spoken to and allied with. In today’s international we're resulted in think that the spirits some time past went silent and that non secular knowledge can in simple terms be received via confirmed spiritual doctrine.

Providing a advisor for starting two-way dialog with the spirits of lifestyle in addition to direct communique with the Gods, Kenaz Filan and Raven Kaldera discover how you can enhance your religious course with own gnosis--asking your publications for information or teachings and receiving a reaction. They clarify the best way to enhance your sensitivity to the voices of the Divine, determine actual religious messages from the projection of inner psychodrama, and what to do (and now not do) with the messages you obtain. Confirming their very own own gnosis with Northern culture Pagan ideals and Greco-Roman, Celtic, Egyptian, and indigenous hunter-gatherer lore, the authors speak about find out how to stay away from theological conflicts while someone’s own gnosis differs from that in their Pagan staff in addition to how one can authenticate messages with person and workforce divination. supplying practices and rules for seekers and teams, they display that the spirits by no means went silent, we easily forgot the best way to listen them.

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