Spiritual and Self Help

//Spiritual and Self Help
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  • The next self help book after the Bible.  From the title page of the original edition: "From this world, that which is to come: Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream - Wherein is Discovered, The manner of his getting out; His Dangerous Journey and Safe Arrival at his Desired Country."  Illustrated.
  • Throughout history people have found themselves on the edge of eternity and have returned to tell their experiences.  After 400 interviews, Dr Sutherland wasn't surprised to find many similarities.  This book is an exploration of how near death experiences have changed a person's life and beliefs such as; losing their fear of death; a new belief in reincarnation; a move toward spirituality and away from organised religion; and the loss of some personal relationships.
  • Or - How To Succeed at Being Yourself. You can rid yourself of negative attitudes and you can gain a healthy self-confidence. Here is a practical, how-to book which is a real voyage to: building your inner strength; develop your uniqueness; keep your flaws in perspective; make friends with your body; find a place to excel; expand your network of love and help other to become more confident.
  • Here is the rich heritage of mythology surrounding Pele, the volcano Goddess of ancient Hawaii, still revered and worshipped today.  There are also adventurous tales of Pele's sister Hi'iaka, the love affair with the half-man, half-pig Kamapua'a and the snow Goddess Poliahu.
  • Sergei was three when the soldiers took him.  At fifteen he escaped into the wilderness with nothing but the memory of a grandfather who called him Socrates and the promise of a gift buried near St. Petersburg.  Here was the beginning of a saga of courage, faith, love and loss which reveals the arts of war and the path to peace - a quest we all share.
  • From the zeros of the mathematician to the void of the philosophers, from Shakespeare to the empty set, from the ether to the quantum, from being and nothingness to creatio ex nihilo, there is much ado about nothing at the heart of things.  Recent discoveries in astronomy are shedding new light on the nature of the vacuum and its dramatic effect upon the explanation of the Universe.  This book ranges over every nook and cranny of nothingness to reveal how the human mind has to make something of nothing in every field of human enquiry.

  • So what is the Alexander Technique?  It's a wholistic approach to learning how to rid the body of harmful tension,  learning to move mindfully through life by highlighting inefficient habits of movement and patterns of accumulated tension that's been in use for over 100 years. No passive treatments here, just an active exploration that changes the way one thinks and responds in activity with a skill set that can be applied in every situation. To sum up: it's a positive re-education of the mind and body that's used by many big name actors, musos and writers to the past and present, including Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Judi Dench, Hilary Swank and many more.