Have you ever contemplated the cause of the universe beyond simply attributing it to God or The Big Bang? If so, in that causal contemplation, have you ever entertained the idea that the universe is but a dream? Which is to say, have you ever considered that the cause of the universe is that you dreamt it up? At first glance, the idea that you dreamt up the universe perhaps seems implausible. However, what if you really took that idea seriously and followed it to its logical conclusion? What would you discover? Well, this book answers that question. Using the unique form of a graphic novel, artist and writer Alexander Marchand takes you on an artistic, humorous, irreverent, and extremely informative romp through the advanced, nondualistic metaphysics of the contemporary spiritual document known as A Course in Miracles. In the end, you'll not only have a coherent picture of the true nature of the universe and existence, but you'll also have essential, practical knowledge of what you'll need to do to if you are ready to wake up.
This lusty tale of love and adventure will arouse you, make you weep and at times make you laugh out loud. You will also feel an elegant elation as you find the bones of truth that are buried throughout this exceptional piece of fiction. The story opens as Nicole, a confused teenager is about to be lured into the Galveston whore house where her son, Milton, is born. Fortunately for Milton, only days after his birth Nicole hires Delilah to look after him. Delilah is an insightful and compassionate black woman. For the first four years she nurtures Milton´s naturally healthy mind and sows the seeds of wisdom. After Delilah leaves, a still very young Milton, sexualized by his new surroundings becomes spiritually and physically ill. But Delilah´s wisdom seeds take root and blossom. He finds his natural compassion and becomes wise beyond his years. A series of horrible dreams and high fever leave a residue of nightmare music and an altered sense of time on his young brain. But instead of falling back into a waking horror he learns to use it and, at will, learns to step out of linear time. He becomes able to move and read with incredible speed. However Milton is still a troubled child when he is befriended by six other damaged children. Touched by Milton´s fearless innocence, they fall into a natural Tantra and struggle to be whole. He also finds a great friend in Chazz Delgato, a street wise club owner who becomes his mentor. Chazz and the six girls become Milton´s core family and life long friends. The lives of the pivotal characters neatly mesh into the into the main plot. One such parallel tale revolves around his High School friend, Conroy. And later in University, Cliff, who is also a pilot in the Air Force Reserves and has a disastrous affair with Heather, one of Milton´s Galveston friends. Milton enters law school and needing money, Conroy convinces Milton to join the Air Force Reserve and to get on flight crew. He is later reluctantly recalled into the active Air Force and told that he "volunteered" to become an Air Commando and sent to the civil war that is raging in Vietnam. Yet the tale ends on a wonderfully suspenseful and romantic notion. In 1991, the author discovered the heart of an ancient and profound paradigm. Astonished by a growing serenity and inner power, he wrote a series of essays designed to remind him how to stay connected to our natural inner force. Wanting to add momentum to the paradigm he floated some of the essays on the net. He later put it all together in a self help book called Becoming The Thinker. In order to reach even more people he wrote the novel, Paradise Now, which is based on the philosophy of Becoming The Thinker. Free print and share of the entire text of Becoming The Thinker is available through http://www.charlesmunn.com .
"The World of Dreams" by Havelock Ellis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
This inspiring book is not just another "how to book" that you will find in the psychology, finance, business or self-help aisles of your local book store, nor will it be placed solely on the philosophy or spiritual shelves. However, the compelling messages in this fascinating book can easily be found in any of these venues. The universal messages throughout this groundbreaking book are centered on the mysterious theory of the "80/20 law," which approximately 80 percent or more of today's population isn't familiar with. In today's society there is an esoteric 20 percent group of successful dreamers and thinkers who understand the workings of this positive "spiritual law," and use it to manage their personal problems, achieving their dreams and goals by using only their own resources. You can now step away from the "trivial many" and become a part of the "vital few" who have it all. You will find the answers you seek in Dream It First: The 80/20 Law to Manifestation of Dreams and Goals So dreamers, let's get started! About the Author: Jacqueline R. Robertson is a motivational and business speaker who writes from Highland, California. She is an entrepreneur, licensed real estate broker/paralegal and has worked in the field of occupational therapy for over 25 years. Her published author's blog on the affect of the 80/20 law in our lives attracts readers daily from around the world. Publisher's website: www.SBPRA.com/JacquelineRRobertson
The Fictions of Dreams explores the close connection between the narrative nature of dreams and the narrative devices employed in literature and creative writing. The book is unique in its confluential approach, linking the fictions of dreams with literary fictions and case studies which illuminate the centrality of dream analysis in therapeutic work. Dreams and literature are closely related. The dream's essence lies in its narrative facility. Dreams are autobiographical fictions which tell the story of the dreamer's life history, her insertion in transgenerational family themes, and her ethnic and cultural identity. In that sense dreams are psycho-social depositories and makers, not unlike what can be found in world literature: the recreation of interiority and historicity of a given time period. The interconnected worlds of dreaming and fiction writing tend to employ the same narrative devices: the memorial mode (Patrick Modiano), multi-temporality (Gabriel Garcia Marquez), poeisis (Kafka, Ted Hughes, Colm Toibin), historical consciousness (Irene Nemirowsky), and 'infinite connectivity' (Patrick White).
This book partakes of a long tradition of dream interpretation, but, at the same time, is unique in its cross-cultural and interdisciplinary methods and in its mix of theoretical and analytical approaches. It includes a great chronological and geographical range, from ancient Sumeria to eighteenth-century China; medieval Hispanic dream poetry to Italian Renaissance dream theory; Shakespeare to Nerval; and from Dostoevsky, through Emily Brontë, to Henry James. Rupprecht also incorporates various critical orientations including archetypal, comparative, feminist, historicist, linguistic, postmodern, psychoanalytic, religious, reader response, and self-psychology.
He can’t lie, he can’t harm but he can save lives William Arthur is no ordinary teenager. He is a Swidger who can sense future catastrophes and so change your Timepath from certain peril. Only now he’s discovering that his time-bending powers go far beyond mere accident prevention. After a mind-boggling incident leaves him confused and questioning his place in the world, William is rescued by a wise and bizarre lady by the name of ‘Granny’. Together they embark on an epic journey of hilarity, danger and intrigue. Will he learn the true nature of his gift? And can he evade the dark forces that would use his powers for evil? All will be revealed... IN TIME
Your attitude creates the way you feel about people and situations and ultimately, controls your life. The good news is that you can control your attitude. Your actions are a result of your attitude—which in turn creates a reaction from others. Have a positive, joyful attitude and you’ll have positive, joyful results. Put out a negative attitude and you’ve failed before you begin. What you think is what you get.
A unique self-help guide to dream interpretation using techniques and icons from cultures around the world. • Challenges the assumption that all symbols universally signify the same thing to all dreamers. • Includes numerous stories, games, and exercises for inducing, recalling, interpreting, and utilizing dreams. • Extends beyond Jung and Freud to include dream theory from numerous world cultures, including the Temiar of Malaya, the African Ibans, the Lepchka of the Himalayas, and the Ute of North America. Dreaming can be used as a tool for understanding our own consciousness, enhancing creativity, receiving visions, conquering fears, interpreting recent events, healing the body, and evolving the soul. Tapping into the vast dreaming experiences and lore of the world's cultures--from the Siwa people of the Libyan desert to the Naskapi Indians of Labrador--Sarvananda Bluestone challenges the assumption that all symbols universally signify the same thing to all dreamers. The World Dream Book encourages readers to develop their own, personalized symbols for understanding their consciousness and provides a series of stories, multicultural techniques, and games to help them do so. Playful explorations, such as the aboriginal "Sipping the Water of the Moon," teach how to induce, recall, interpret, and utilize the power of dreams. Readers will discover how a stone under a pillow can help us remember a dream and will explore their own dormant artist and writer as they reclaim the power of their sleeping consciousness. Sarvananda Bluestone applies his uniquely engaging style to demonstrate that, with a few simple tools, everybody has the capacity to unleash their full dreaming potential.