In this seminal work on the inner life of women, Dr. Estés reveals how within every woman there lives a Wild Woman.
She is filled with passionate creativity and ageless knowing, but has been repressed for centuries by a values system that trivialises emotional truth, intuitive wisdom and instinctual self-confidence.
“A lexicon for the female psyche that is riotous, upbeat and unique” – The Times
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In a culture infatuated with youth and determined to avoid old age at all costs, this book dares to raise a question that has been all but forgotten in the age of Viagra and cosmetic surgery. What benefits might lie in accepting the aging process as natural, rather than trying to hold on to youth and its pleasures all the way to the grave?Osho takes us back to the roots of what it means to grow up rather than just to grow old. Both in our relationships with others, and in the fulfillment of our own individual destinies, he reminds us of the pleasures that only true maturity can bring. He outlines the ten major growth cycles in human life, from the self-centered universe of the preschooler to the flowering of wisdom and compassion in old age.Osho‘s sly sense of humor runs like a red thread through the book, along with a profound compassion and understanding of how easy it is to be distracted from the deeper meaning and purpose of our lives-which is, ultimately, to flower into our own individual uniqueness and maturity with an attitude of celebration and joy.£11.99 Add to basket
When AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI first appeared in 1946 it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. With engaging candour eloquence and wit Paramahansa Yogananda narrates the inspiring chronicle of his life – the experiences of his remarkable childhood encounters with many saints and sages during his youthful search throughout India for an illumined teacher ten years of training in the hermitage of a revered yoga master and the thirty years that he lived and taught in America. He records as well his meetings with Mahatma Gandhi Rabindranath Tagore Luther Burbank the Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann and other celebrated spiritual personalities of East and West. Also included is extensive material that he added after the first edition came out in 1946 with a final chapter on the closing years of his life. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI is at once a delightful account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its tradition of meditation. Clearly explaining the subtle but definite laws behind the natural events of everyday life as well as the extraordinary events considered miraculous the author reveals the scientific foundation underlying the great religious paths of both East and West. His absorbing life story thus becomes the background for a penetrating and unforgettable look at the ultimate mysteries of human existence. Considered a modern spiritual classic this book has been translated into eighteen languages and is used as a text and reference work in numerous colleges and universities. A perennial best-seller since it was first published sixty years ago AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI has found its way into the hearts of millions of readers around the world.£8.99 Add to basket
Everyone is talking about mindfulness, but how does it actually work and how can it help you?
Mindfulness is a simple yet radical practice that can completely transform your life. Paddy Brosnan worked for many years as an investment advisor but felt trapped in a cycle of anxiety and anger. When he began practising mindfulness every day, he found that his relationships became more profound, his interactions with others more honest and his daily frustrations and anxieties simply vanished. In other words, mindfulness helped him calm down, and he became truly happy.
This Works is the collection of tools and exercises that Paddy teaches in his workshops and events, and includes examples of everyday mindfulness from his own family life. It shows you that literally anyone can learn to meditate, and you don’t have to become a Buddhist monk to be truly zen. Through simple daily exercises, you’ll learn that mindfulness is not something you do, but something you are.
Or, put simply, mindfulness can help you be truly happy.£10.99 Add to basket
The two volumes of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, described as ‘the Bible of Tarot’, have inspired a whole generation of students.
Now, for the first time, the texts for The Major Arcana and The Minor Arcana appear in one volume.£14.99 Add to basket