Browsing posts tagged: Mysticism
The Language Instinct

In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of […]

Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board

Part fascinating history and part practical manual, this engaging guide takes the position that the Ouija Board is indeed as powerful as its detractors claim, revealing the dark secrets and hidden truths of this curious, enduring “game.”

Magic: A Very Short Introduction

Defining ‚magic‘ is a maddening task. Over the last century numerous philosophers, anthropologists, historians, and theologians have attempted to pin down its essential meaning, sometimes analysing it in such complex and abstruse depth that it all but loses its sense altogether. For this reason, many people often shy away from providing a detailed definition, assuming […]

Tao Of Bridge

Whether you are a new or longtime bridge player, you know that bridge can serve as a metaphor for life itself. The Tao of Bridge, by Gold Life Master Brent Manley, shows you how to adapt the principles of playing this classic game to face challenges at home, at work, and in everyday situations.You will […]

The Burglar in the Bin Bag

Arthur Goldstuck – South Africa’s urban legends guru – returns with a definitive guide to the hoaxes and rumours that have terrified and confused South Africans over the last twenty years. Why did an estimated 10 000 South Africans go on ‚holiday‘ to Zimbabwe in April 1994? Who, exactly, decided that needles covered in AIDS-infected […]

Stations of the Sun

Comprehensive and engaging, this colourful study covers the whole sweep of ritual history from the earliest written records to the present day. From May Day revels and Midsummer fires, to Harvest Home and Hallowe’en, to the twelve days of Christmas, Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year in Britain. He […]

Gods, Heroes, & Kings

The islands of Britain have been a crossroads of gods, heroes, and kings-those of flesh as well as those of myth-for thousands of years. Successive waves of invasion brought distinctive legends, rites, and beliefs. The ancient Celts displaced earlier indigenous peoples, only to find themselves displaced in turn by the Romans, who then abandoned the […]

The Tale of Cupid & Psyches

The first known record of the the poignant tale of Psyche's labors to reclaim the love of Cupid is recorded by Lucius Apuleius in the second century AD. When the beautiful Psyche attracts the jealous wrath of Venus, Venus sends her son Cupid to bewitch the girl and cause her to fall in love with […]

Zen & the Path of Mindful Parenting

An enlightening guide to how families can develop awareness in everyday life. Clea Danaan reveals how sharing meditative practices and activities with children promotes calm, and the balance to thrive in a frantic modern world.

Yoga Mala

The seminal treatise and guide to Ashtanga yoga by the master of this increasingly popular disciplineThere is a yoga boom in America, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is at the heart of it. One of the great yoga figures of our time, Jois brought Ashtanga yoga to the West a quarter of a century ago […]