Spiritual Traditions
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The Book
On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
Alan W. Watts
A witty attack on the illusion that the self is a separate ego that confronts a universe of alien physical...
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Breaking Open the Head
A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism
Daniel Pinchbeck
A dazzling work of personal travelogue and cultural criticism that ranges from the primitive to the postmodern in a quest for the promise and meaning of the psychedelic experience.While psychedelics of all sorts are demonized in America today, the...
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Catching the Big Fish
Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
David Lynch
In this "unexpected delight,"* filmmaker David Lynch describes his personal methods of capturing and working with ideas, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation. Now in a beautiful paperback edition, David...
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The Correspondence of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem
1932-1940
Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, Gershom Scholem
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The Falling Sky
Words of a Yanomami Shaman
Davi Kopenawa
The Falling Sky is a remarkable first-person account of the life story and cosmo-ecological thought of Davi Kopenawa, shaman and spokesman for the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon. Representing a people whose very existence is in jeopardy, Davi Kopenawa paints an unforgettable picture of Yanomami culture, past and present...
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The Gift
Hafiz
An extraordinary new translation of the world-renowned mystic poet Hafiz.
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Mushrooms, Myth & Mithras
The Drug Cult that Civilized Europe
Carl Ruck, Mark Alwin Hoffman, José Alfredo González Celdrán
A fascinating tour of the mushroom-centered mystery religions which have profoundly influenced Western civilization
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No Death, No Fear
Thich Nhat Hanh
Beloved Buddhist teacher and poet Thich Nhat Hanh offered the world much-needed words of calming wisdom in his previous book, Anger-a coast-to-coast bestseller in both hardcover and paperback.
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The Perfection of Wisdom
In Eight Thousand Lines & Its Verse Summary
Edward Conze
After the Torah, the Koran and the Gospels, the Indian literature of "The Perfection of Wisdom" has had the greatest impact on the religious consciousness of mankind. Its composition extended for over seven hundred years, and here we offer the reader...
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Ploughing the Clouds
The Search for Irish Soma
Peter Lamborn Wilson
In Ploughing the Clouds, Peter Lamborn Wilson suggests that the ancient Celts of Ireland may have possessed a "Soma" ceremony similar to one described in the Rig Veda, one of the oldest scriptures in the world. Written in India in 1500 BC, the Rig...
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The Powers of the Word
Selected Essays and Notes 1927-1943
René Daumal
Since his death in 1944, Rene Daumal has come to be recognized as one of the original minds of the twentieth century French letters. Poet, essayist, philosopher and translator, Sanscrit scholar and pupil of Gurdjieff, Daumal was a founder of the...
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The Psychedelic Reader
The Revolutionary 1960s Forum of Psychopharmacological Substances
Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Gunther M. Weil
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Ramayana
Divine Loophole
Sanjay Patel
Artist and veteran Pixar animator Sanjay Patel lends a lush, whimsical illustration style and lighthearted voice to one of Hindu mythology's best-loved and most enduring tales. Teeming with powerful deities, love-struck monsters, flying monkey gods...
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Sacred Drift
Essays on the Margins of Islam
Peter Lamborn Wilson
Peter Lamborn Wilson proposes a set of heresies, a culture of resistance, that dispels the false image of Islam as monolithic, puritan, and two-dimensional. Here is the story of the African-American noble Drew Ali, the founder of "Black Islam" in...

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