The Science of the Rishis: The Spiritual and Material Discoveries of the Ancient Sages of India

An entire advent to Sanatana Dharma, the non secular technological know-how of the Hindu sages

• Examines what number middle innovations of Hinduism, together with Brahman, Atman, bhakti, karma, and reincarnation, relate to trendy technological know-how

• Explores the clinical discoveries of the rishis, historical Vedic sages, and the way they've got only in the near past been rediscovered by way of Western scientists

• unearths the recommendations of quantum physics hidden in the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Puranas

Called “the scientists of Hinduism,” the rishis of historical India have been the scribes of the Vedas. They constructed the religious technology of Hinduism, Sanatana Dharma, as their approach of making sure the consistent renewal and growth of India’s non secular culture and tradition. Sanatana Dharma permeates each element of Hindu tradition, from faith to the humanities to the sciences. Woven inside of its Vedic texts lie all the crucial techniques of quantum physics and different sleek medical discoveries.

Providing a whole creation to the technological know-how of Sanatana Dharma, Vanamali unearths how the center suggestions of Hinduism, together with Brahman, Atman, bhakti, karma, and reincarnation, relate to fashionable technology and the way the clinical discoveries of the traditional rishis were lately rediscovered through the West. She examines the medical ideas in the vintage tales and texts of India, together with the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Puranas. in the teachings of the traditional Puranic sages and saints resembling Valmiki and Vyasa and mythical physicians and mathematician-philosophers similar to Aryabhatta and Varahamihir, the writer unearths nice clinical truths--not these believed through the traditional global, yet truths nonetheless upheld through smooth technology, really quantum physics. She explores Desha and Kaala (Space and Time), Shankara and his philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, and the Hindu sciences of arithmetic, astronomy, and Vedic astrology.

In illustrating the clinical foundation of Hinduism and the discoveries of its sages, Vanamali presents a window into the depths of this so much old religious lifestyle.

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Their Rock Is Not Like Our Rock: A Theology of Religions

The truth of the West’s post-Christendom, multiethnic, multicultural context has intended that, greater than ever, Christians face questions posed no longer just by the life of alternative religions, but in addition through their obvious flourishing. If secularization is alive and good, then so too is society’s sacralization. consequently, a theology of religions is arguably the main major main issue confronting Christian project and apologetics within the twenty-first century.

There has been little evangelical theology supplying a close, accomplished, and biblically devoted research not just of the query of salvation but in addition questions of fact, the character and historical past of human religiosity, and a number of different concerns concerning Christian apologetics and contextualization amid spiritual pluralism. In Their Rock isn't Like Our Rock, lecturer and vice crucial of Oak Hill collage in London, Daniel unusual, explores those matters and gives the start of a theology of alternative religions.

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Mythography: The Study of Myths and Rituals

By William G. Doty

Providing significant fantasy theorists from antiquity to the current, this paintings deals a cross-disciplinary method of the research of fantasy. Rewritten and restructured, it displays the elevated curiosity in fable between either students and common readers because the booklet of the 1st variation.

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Ends and Means: An Inquiry into the Nature of Ideals

By Aldous Huxley

Contemporary intellectuals nonetheless fight over the connection of ends to capacity, particularly in political discourse. Pacifism continues to be a big subject this day, as terrorism and dictatorial states abound. Many will locate solace in Ends and Means, whereas others will locate the publication just a case examine of the connection of ethics to politics.

Aldous Huxley examines universal concerns in a different model. How can the regression in charity in which we live, and for which each and every certainly one of us is in a few degree in charge, be halted and reversed? How can latest society be remodeled into the correct society defined via the prophets? How can the common sensual guy and the outstanding (and extra risky) bold guy be remodeled right into a non-attached being, person who can create a society a lot better than our own?

Huxley discusses the connection among the theories and the practices of reformers and the character of the universe. He argues that our ideals in regards to the final nature of truth support us formulate conceptions of correct and flawed, not just in our deepest lifestyles, but in addition within the sphere of politics and economics. faraway from being beside the point, our philosophical ideals are the ultimate deciding upon consider our activities. This provocative vintage quantity, now on hand in paperback, will proceed to stimulate dialogue and thought.

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Jesus: According to the Earliest Witness

Who used to be Jesus, fairly? In those pages, Robinson, one of many most appropriate students of the hot testomony and the "Sayings Gospel Q", asks what we will be able to comprehend of Jesus from what many think was once the earliest written resource at the back of the Gospels. unbelievable insights abound and the writer comprises an autobiographical essay charting the $64000 currents in New testomony scholarship during the last fifty years. The booklet additionally features a translation of "Q".

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Law, Medicine and Engineering in the Cult of the Saints in Counter-Reformation Rome: The Hagiographical Works of Antonio Gallonio, 1556–1605 (Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions, Volume 178)

By Jetze Touber

This e-book exhibits how the sixteenth-century priest Antonio Gallonio engaged with legislations, drugs and engineering, to attract consciousness to saintly virtues. It exposes the tensions among a theocratic clergy and the self-assertion of secular pros within the Italian Counter-Reformation

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Gandhi: A Political and Spiritual Life

All through his lengthy and turbulent profession as a political chief, first in South Africa after which in India, Gandhi sought to fulfil his spiritual aspirations via politics and to reconcile politics with own non secular conviction. yet Gandhi’s faith used to be wildly divergent from whatever to have taken root in his local India. superior between his deepest tenets used to be the idea that he used to be an international saviour, lengthy prophesied and possibly divine.

Penetrating and provocative, Kathryn Tidrick’s ebook attracts on ignored fabric to discover the paradoxes inside Gandhi’s existence and character. She finds a guy whose non secular rules originated now not in India, yet within the drawing rooms of late-Victorian England, and which incorporated a few very eccentric and harmful notions approximately intercourse. The ensuing portrait is complicated, convincing and, to somebody drawn to the legacy of colonialism, extra enlightening than any formerly published. 

The Gandhi published this is no longer the secular saint of well known renown, yet a tough and self-obsessed guy pushed by means of a messianic feel of private destiny. 

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Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints

From the non-public investigator who cracked open the case that resulted in the conviction of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, frightening tale of ways a rogue sect used intercourse, funds, and tool disguised below a façade of faith to additional legal actions and a madman's vision.

In Prophet's Prey, Brower implicates Jeffs in his personal phrases, bringing to gentle the contents of Jeffs's own priesthood magazine, found in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the stunning within global of FLDS contributors whose belief he earned and who confirmed him the superb fact in their lives.

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Music, Cosmology, and the Politics of Harmony in Early China (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Explores the non secular, political, and cultural importance attributed to track in early China.

In early China, conceptions of tune grew to become vital culturally and politically. This interesting publication examines a variety of texts and discourse on track in this interval (ca. 500–100 BCE) in gentle of the increase of non secular, protoscientific ideals at the intrinsic concord of the cosmos. by means of monitoring how track started to tackle cosmic and spiritual importance, Erica Fox Brindley exhibits how tune used to be used as a device for such organisations as kingdom unification and cultural imperialism. She additionally outlines how musical discourse followed the expansion of an specific psychology of the feelings, served as a primary medium for non secular attunement with the cosmos, and used to be concept to have application and efficiency in drugs. whereas discussions of tune in kingdom ritual or as a cultured and cultural perform abound, this publication is exclusive in linking tune to spiritual trust and demonstrating its convergences with key spiritual, political, and highbrow differences in early China.

“This is a gigantic contribution to the sphere when it comes to addressing a few early conceptions of song and its social, cultural, and political position within the constructing political and cosmic process according to correlative pondering, or because the writer places it, a ‘cosmology of mystical resonance.’” — Joanne D. Birdwhistell, writer of Mencius and Masculinities: Dynamics of strength, Morality, and Maternal Thinking

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The Mind Made Flesh: Frontiers of Psychology and Evolution

By Nicholas Humphrey

Nicholas Humphrey’s writings in regards to the evolution of the brain have performed a lot to set the time table for modern psychology. right here, in a chain of riveting essays, he invitations us to "take one other glance" at quite a few the relevant and not-so-central concerns: the evolution of awareness, the character of the self, a number of character illness, the placebo influence, cave artwork, non secular miracles, mediaeval animal trials, the seductions of dictatorship, and lots more and plenty more.

"Nicholas Humphrey writes so elegantly, he turns pondering right into a optimistic pleasure." Richard Dawkins

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