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 Why God Won’t Go Away – Brain Science and the Biology of Belief, by Andrew Newberg M.D., Eugene D’Aquill M.D.,PH.D., and Vince Rause - Ballantine Books, New York. For more details click HERE 



Why God Won’t Go Away is a book that explores the neurobiological processes that accompany the subjective experience of that which many define as God, Godlike, divine or Transcendent.

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Consciousness - A Brief Guide To The Fundamental Mystery Of The Mind. Author, Annaka Harris - Harper Collins Publishers. For more info click HERE

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Intuitively we believe we know who we are. We believe we are how we view and experience ourselves. Yet, a valid question arises, is this intuitive, experiential conclusion based on experience correct?

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The Seven Stages of Purification and The Insight Knowledges – A Guide to the Progressive Stages of Buddhist Meditation. Author: The Venerable Mahāthera, Matara Sri Ñānārāma. Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society; Kandy, Sri Lanka. For more info click HERE.Notable Books 57 2

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Revisiting Visionary Utopia, Katherine Tingley’s Lomaland 1897-1942: Theosophy in Contemplative Community, Education and the Arts in San Diego [Published by James Santucci, The Theosophical History Journal as Occasional Paper Volume XV]

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Revisiting Visionary Utopia, Katherine Tingley’s Lomaland 1897-1942, is an overview of the Lomaland exhibit at San Diego State University on the cultural aspects of the Theosophy based Lomaland community in San Diego from 1897-1942.

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Journey to the Lord of Power – A Sufi Manual On Retreat. Author: Ibn ‘Arabi, Introduction: Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak Al-Jerrahi. With Notes from a Commentary by: ‘Abdul-Karim Jili - Inner Traditions International. For more info click HERE

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This is a short, beautiful and powerfully profound, view of Sufi retreat, as experienced and shared by Ibn Arabi.  Ibn Arabi first praises God the Almighty, the great Cause of All, for without this realization, there is nothing. He  tells the reader, and devout aspirant, who has met the rightful requirements, that he will answer his or her questions concerning the journey one takes, during retreat.

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The Doctrine of Vibration . An Analysis of the Doctrines and Practices of Kashmir Shaivism, Mark S.G. Dyczkowski. The Suny Series I the Shaiva Traditions of Kashmir - Editor: Harvey P. Alper-State University of New York Press. For more info click HERE 

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The Doctrine of Vibration is a well written work that provides clarity concerning some of the essential ideas of Kashmir Śhaivism. The author gives an overview of the different Śhaiva groups that held the Śhaiva Tantras, or Āgamas as an authority source. From this source and their teachers, disciples acquired understanding concerning the wisdom of life, and the practices necessary to reach a non-dual union with the state of the Absolute. Having reached that state, words and explanations were no longer necessary.  The authors exposition through the world of Kashmiri Śhaivism begins with a brief review of some of the differences between it and Advaita Vedānta, with an emphasis on integral Monism of Kashmir Śhaivism. A major difference being related to Maya as a power of consciousness, and not illusion. We are then introduced into the Śhaivistic world of consciousness, and its two aspects of Light or Prakāśa, and the creative reflective Awareness, called vimarśa. It is an awareness that is able to be aware, or understand and know itself as such.  From here the nature of Spanda is revealed. It is that inherent subtle vibration that is one with the reality of life itself, and manifest itself so to say as the activity of that “Absolute Consciousness” in of and through all things. 

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