Zen-Brain Reflections by James H. Austin, M.D.
586 pp. More Detail
Austin, a clinical neurologist, researcher, and Zen practitioner, examines the evolving psychological processes and brain changes associated with long-range meditation. He draws not only on the latest neuroscience research and new neuroimaging studies but also on Zen literature and his personal experience with alternate states of consciousness.
The Myths & Gods of India: The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism by Alain Daniélou
440 pp. Photos, Index More Detail
One of the most distinguished Orientalists of the last century, Daniélou explores the significance of the most prominent Hindu deities as they are envisioned by the Hindus themselves. Hinduism recognizes for each age and each country a new form of revelation, and also for each person.
The Phallus: Sacred Symbol of Male Creative Power by Alain Daniélou
Photographs, illustrations, 117 pp. More Detail
Celebrating the masculine symbol of creative energy in the religious traditions of East and West, Daniélou surveys its expression through the phallic Neolithic amulets, obelisks and the ithyphallic pharaohs, mukha lingams of India, and European standing stones. Considered also are diverse mythologies of the Celts (Cernunnos, the Horned God, Greek [Pan, Hermes, Priapus] and Hindus [Ardhanarishhvara, the androgyne]). Manifestation of the creator, a source of bliss and transcendence, Daniélou argues, the phallus must assume this symbolic role again, if the link to the divine is not to be sundered.
Shiva & The Primordial Tradition: From the Tantras to the Science of Dreams by Alain Daniélou
Index, 129 pp. More Detail
Exploring the relationship between Shaivism and the West, Daniélouwho lived in India for 15 years, using only Sanskrit and Hindi and studying music and philosophy with eminent scholarsprovides an extensive examination of the chief tenets underlying Shaivsim and how they relate and bridge the gap between science and religion.
Insights into Islamic Esoterism & Taoism by René Guénon
89 pp. More Detail
This small volume brings together a number of Guénon's early articles on Sufism and the particularities of its initiation by defining its fundamental elements. Articles include: "The Influence of Islamic Civilization in the West," "The Science of Hand-Reading in Sufism," "Notes on Angelic Number Symbolism in the Arabic Alphabet," and "Taoism and Confucianism."
The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi edited by Arthur Osborne
192 pp. More Detail
A compendium of the seminal Advaita sage's original works. It includes the Five Hymns to Arunachala, as well as the two sets of Forty Verses along with miscellaneous works including Aatma Vidya. An inclusive overview of the purest of the ancient Hindu teachings. A must read for the serious Advaita Student.
The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi edited by Arthur Osborne
200 pp. More Detail
This companion volume to Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-Knowledge contains many of his actual conversations with students and seekers. He taught the purest form of Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism) through the discipline of Self-Enquiry. No previous knowledge of Hinduism is needed to understand what is being discussed.