Soulwhisperings

Author: Tina Benson
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ISBN: 9780692771280
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Poetry has a unique function in the human psyche. It reaches down into the soul of the reader with a loving caress and says, "I see you. I hear your longing and desire, your heartbreak and your sorrow. I am your friend. Let me walk beside you." In the same tradition as the great devotional poetry of Rumi, Rilke, and Hafiz, Tina Benson's rich collection of erotic and devotional love poems and writings is such a friend. As you savor each poem let her walk beside you, and may you hear your own soul singing.

The Literature Book

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465454551
Size: 69.78 MB
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A global look at the greatest works of Eastern and Western literature and the themes that unite them, for students and lovers of literature and reading. The Literature Book is a fascinating journey through the greatest works of world literature, from the Iliad to Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby. Around 100 crystal-clear articles explore landmark novels, short stories, plays, and poetry that reinvented the art of writing in their time, whether Ancient Greece, post-classical Europe, or modern-day Korea. As part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Literature Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of important authors offer insight into their lives and other writings, and a section on Further Reading details more than 150 additional works to explore. Discover masterpieces from the world's greatest authors, and explore the context, creative history, and literary traditions that influenced each major work of fiction with The Literature Book.

A Woman Unto Herself

Author: Tina Benson
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ISBN: 9780692478783
Size: 55.82 MB
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Imagine discovering the man you love is a narcissist with a double life. In this biographical story, Tina Benson describes in raw, visceral prose, the heartbreaking account of her journey to understanding how she fell in love with a narcissist, why she stayed in the relationship for so long, and how it related to her childhood traumas and losses. Using her 30+ years of experience as a life coach and spiritual teacher, she expertly weaves together the perspective of a clinician and a spiritual warrior, with her own personal journey through love's sometimes harrowing labyrinths, and gives the reader a map for understanding their own relationships. Understanding how our childhood experiences shape our strategies for getting and keeping love, Ms. Benson's book will save readers years of heartbreak and frustration. The culmination of her journey encourages and inspires the reader to turn inwards to find a self-sustaining, mature love known to spiritual aspirants as the "Inner Marriage." If you have looked for love in all the wrong places, hoped that someone "out there" will make you feel complete and whole, and are yearning to find a relationship with your own "Inner Beloved," this book will inspire you and guide your way home. This is a story about love, loss, passion, betrayal, heartbreak, and ultimately forgiveness, healing, and redemption. Both men and women will find Tina's story illuminating, informative, instructive, and inspiring.

Words From The Soul

Author: Stuart Sovatsky
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791439494
Size: 48.28 MB
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A spiritual reformulation of psychotherapy that starts with an acceptance of relentless impermanence as the ground of human experience and draws from philosophy, kundalini yoga, and the author's own extensive clinical/mediation experience.

Advanced Spiritual Intimacy

Author: Stuart Sovatsky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620552787
Size: 12.96 MB
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A practical guide for both individuals and couples to transform sexual energy into spiritual and erotic fulfillment • Explains how to awaken advanced stages of sexual development for spiritual intimacy and deep erotic satisfaction • Includes illustrated instructions for exercises and techniques based on yoga, kundalini, breathing practices, mantra chanting, and chakra meditation • Explores how this practice can deepen a life partnership, enhance creativity, heal emotional scars, and awaken new understandings of gender Sexual development does not end in adolescence. There are advanced stages of glandular, emotional, and erotic development based in the lifelong “puberty of the spine.” Known in India as kundalini awakening, these stages form the energetic basis of all yoga forms and deeper erotic aspirations. They present an opportunity for couples and individuals to explore the consciousness-expanding abilities of sexual energy as both spirituality and sexuality transform into what Michel Foucault called ars erotica, far beyond the Freudian scientia sexualis sexuality of the Western world. Offering a guide to the advanced stages of human sexuality and a passionately infused tantric yoga practice, Stuart Sovatsky explains how to awaken the complete spinal puberty, resulting in spiritual intimacy and orgasmic pineal maturity that far surpasses the gratifications of modern sexuality. With illustrated instructions, he reveals flow-yoga asanas, mantras, and devotional breathing practices for solo kundalini yoga as well as couples’ yoga practices and chakra meditations to awaken the heart and the divinely eroticized mind. He shares inspiring stories from those on this path about ever-deepening life partnerships, enriched family life, enhanced personal creativity, profound new understandings of conception, masculinity, femininity, and gender itself as well as healing emotional scars of romantic breakups and sexual abuse. Sovatsky shows that by transcending conventional Western sexuality and returning to the ars erotica beliefs of ancient India, we can harness the divine energy--glimpsed for only an instant by most people--at the heart of all erotic yearning.

Savor Eternity One Moment At A Time

Author: Alfred LaMotte
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ISBN: 9780996523141
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Praise for "SAVOR ETERNITY" Alfred K. LaMotte is truly the rarest kind of alchemist. With each poem in this exquisite collection, he weaves ordinary words into pure gold, inducting the reader into a direct experience of the sublime ineffability of life itself. Sourced from the depths of his own awakened heart, his words will pierce straight through to your own tender heart, igniting and awakening you. LaMotte stands with Rilke, Rumi, and Hafiz in beckoning our souls to awaken. Let each poem be a mystery that you discover and savor as you would a lover. TINA M. BENSON, international bestselling author of " A Women Unto Herself: A Different Kind of Love Story" The poetry of Alfred K. LaMotte speaks to my soul of long lost love, and redeems my heart from a fall that I cannot even remember. Somehow he makes the total mystery of existence feel all right. Susanne Marie, meditation guide and founder of Transformation Through Presence TM Inside this poetry is the deep perfume of God, a vast pool of light and pure generosity. Here are bees, honey, and simplicity of Being. That is why every time we read his poetry, we are nourished, uplifted, and we never tire of reading them again and again. Guthema Roba, poet, author of "Please Come Home " and "Wake Up and Roar" Alfred K. LaMotte's writing simply and actively opens the heart, inspiring and enlightening without ever a heavy-handed word of preaching or lecture. In pure authenticity and elegant vulnerability, he writes with the clear heart of a true meditation teacher, and shows us the way Dian Lang, Author of "Opening to Meditation," Huffington Post columnist, and director of LifeWorks Center for Growth in Los Angeles TM. This is a stunning and prophetic book, courageous in its commitment to the living milk of the Mother, disturbing our complacency and our stagnant idealization of who She is or how She must appear. These poems joyously report that here, and right here, is where we taste the cardinal fulfillment of our essential nature. The Feminine, as a psychic force, reaches far beyond biological sex, and thus cannot be wholly claimed by the female voice (tempting as this might be after centuries of inequality and abuse). In his new book, Alfred K. LaMotte speaks from a breadth and wholeness that is the undeniable sign of Her presence. These poems help us see that the creaturely and the divine are not eternally set apart: they can be recognized as a single gesture of invitation to a much finer, more generous participation in the real. Britt Posmer, painter, performance artist and poet, author of "The Angel and the Heretic"

Your Perfect Lips

Author: Stuart Sovatsky
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595375871
Size: 24.95 MB
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Modern lovers discover the spiritual eroticism of gender worship. "A rare kind of sex a bliss enhanced with unbearable longings " Read it aloud with your lover tonight and see what happens. "An ode to devotional sex that is poetic, inspirational, and hot." -John Welwood Author of Journey of the Heart and Love and Awakening

The Literature Book

Author: Sam Atkinson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780241015469
Size: 51.77 MB
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Packed with witty illustrations and clear graphics making it the perfect primer to world literature, from ancient epics, such as the Iliad and Mahabharata to contemporary works by Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood.

The Mindful Path Through Shyness

Author: Steven H. Flowers
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572246502
Size: 61.48 MB
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Discusses cultivating mindfulness to move past shyness and gain social confidence, helping readers to make stronger connections with others and reduce social stress and anxiety.

Wounded Bud

Author: Alfred LaMotte
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ISBN: 9780996523165
Size: 56.33 MB
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Wounded Bud - Poems for Meditation by Alfred K. LaMotte The poet Shelley wrote: "Every original language near to its source is the chaos of a cyclic poem... A poet participates in the eternal, the infinite, and the one." Ancient cultures recognized that the mystery of creation is the mystery of "original language." So John's Gospel declares, "In the beginning was the Word." And India's Mandukya Upanishad says, "All that ever was, is, or will be is created through the syllable Om." The poems in this volume reflect this ancient science of mantra. "Man" is the Sanskrit root of the English "mind" and "tra" of our suffix "tron," meaning vehicle. A mantra is a vehicle to carry the mind back to the source of creation, divine silence. Here in the heart, love awakens. Fred LaMotte conceives language in this ancient tradition, where poetry is a means of taking us home, taking us Om. Many of these poems also reflect the tradition of the mystical marriage. Poets of Eastern and Western religions understood the intimate play of soul and spirit as the whisperings of Lover and Beloved. They created a common poetic iconography, a love-language both sensuous and mystical, which we find in Sufi poets like Hafiz, Hindu poets like Mirabai, the Biblical Song of Songs, the Medieval troubadours, and the parables of Jesus. Mystical poetry can dis- solve religious conflict. Fred LaMotte offers us a revival of atavistic poetics: poetry as meditation, poetry as devotion, or Bhakti, poetry as love-song in the Bridal Chamber of the heart. "In the lover's heart is a lute which plays the melody of longing." Rumi