A controversial examination of the influence and presence of the Norse god Odin in contemporary history and culture. It:Documents Odin’s role in the rise of Nazi Germany, the 1960s counterculture revolution, nationalist and ecological political movements, and the occult revival Examines the spiritual influence of Odin in relation to Jesus Christ Profiles key individuals instrumental in the rise of the modern pagan renaissance Exploring the influence of the Norse god Odin in the modern world, Richard Rudgley reveals Odin’s central role in the pagan revival and how this has fueled a wide range of cultural movements and phenomena, including Nazi Germany, the 1960s counterculture revolution, the Lord of the Rings, the ecology movement, and the occult underground. Rudgley argues that it is Odin and not Jesus Christ who is the single most important spiritual influence in modern Western civilization. He analyzes the Odin archetype - first revealed by Carl Jung’s famous essay on Wotan - in the context of pagan religious history and explains the ancient idea of the Web - a cosmic field of energies that encompasses time, space, and the hidden potentials of humanity - the pagan equivalent to the Tao of Eastern tradition. The author examines the importance of the concept of wyrd, which corresponds to ´´fate” or ´´destiny”, exploring techniques to read destiny such as the runes as well as the existence of yoga in prehistoric and pagan Europe, which later produced the Norse Utiseta, an ancient system of meditation. Rudgley documents how the Odin archetype came into play in Nazi Germany with the rise of Hitler and the pagan counterculture of the 1960s. He examines how the concept of subterranean and mythic realms, such as the Hollow Earth, Thule, and Agartha, and mysterious energies like Vril were manifested in both occult and profane ways and investigates key occult figures like Madame Blavatsky, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Micah Hanks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009466/bk_sans_009466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audiobook one: Stoicism Made EasyThis audiobook gives you a quick and easy introduction to Stoicism. It starts off with a brief history of Stoicism and the philosophers who were driving forces behind this line of thought. It also discusses principles as well as the methods you can use to get started on your path to Stoicism. If you are genuinely curious about principles and philosophy of Stoicism, grab this audiobook today!Audiobook two: How to Be a StoicThis is the second audiobook focusing on Stoicism. In this audiobook, we delve deeper into the understanding of becoming a Stoic by looking at the 10 principles of Stoicism. In each principle, you will also encounter exercises to practice these principles in your daily life. We also look into the characteristics of what a Stoic looks like in everyday life. Audiobook three: History of StoicismThis audiobook discusses the history and foundation of Stoicism in detail. It also explores the three main disciplines of Stoicism as well as the modern-day gurus of Stoicism. To understand and practice Stoicism is to also understand and internalize the history of this philosophical school and to know the foundations of it. Where we are right now and who we are as a people is because of the history we have behind us. To truly become a Stoic, you must understand the great Stoics of ancient philosophy, the fundamentals of it in both the Renaissance era and with Christianity, as well as modern-day role models you can emulate.Audiobook four: Stoic MeditationsThis audiobook looks at meditation as a way to calm the mind and attain a sense of inner peace, and it is the only effective long-term method that has proven to have real benefits and to be able to free your mind from the worries, mental stress, and anguish the challenges you have in your life may bring. The worries will be there of course, but being able to meditate gives 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hatak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120955/bk_acx0_120955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today, practicing shamanism doesn´t mean you have to live in a rain forest or a desert. Thanks to a modern renaissance of shamanic spirituality, practitioners from all walks of life now use powerful indigenous techniques for healing, insight, and spiritual growth. With Awakening to the Spirit World, teachers Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman bring together a circle of renowned Western shamanic elders - Tom Cowan, Carol Proudfoot-Edgar, Jose Stevens, and Alberto Villoldo - to present a comprehensive manual for making these practices accessible and available in our daily lives, including:How the original practice of shamanism shaped the world´s spiritual traditions and why it is still relevant today.The art of the shamanic journey-a time-tested meditative method for experiencing important spiritual lessons and truths.Guidance for avoiding common pitfalls of shamanic practice.Instruction for working with your dreams, connecting to your spirit guides, and healing yourself and your environment 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leslie Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/016582/bk_tant_016582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We are in the midst of a powerful psychedelic renaissance. After four decades of hibernation, the promise of the psychoactive 60s - that deeper self-awareness, achieved through reality-bending substances and practices, will lead to greater external harmony - is again gaining a major following. The signs are everywhere, from the influence of today´s preeminent psychedelic thinker Daniel Pinchbeck, to the renewed interest in the legacy of Terence McKenna, and to the upsurge of collective, inclusive (and overtly tripped-out) cultural phenomena like the spectacle of Burning Man. The Psychedelic Experience, created in the movement´s early years by the prophetic shaman-professors Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), is a foundational text that serves as a model and a guide for all subsequent mind-expanding inquiries. In this wholly unique book, the authors provide an interpretation of an ancient sacred manuscript, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, from a psychedelic perspective. The Psychedelic Experience describes their discoveries in broadening spiritual consciousness through a combination of Tibetan meditation techniques and psychotropic substances. As sacred as the text it reflects, The Psychedelic Experience is a guidebook to the wilderness of mind and an indispensable resource from the founding fathers of psychedelia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Heitsch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inbl/000202/bk_inbl_000202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shakespeare is the leading playwright - and probably the leading writer - in Western civilization. His works are one of the greatest achievements of the human mind and spirit. And yet, for far too many of us, they remain a closed book. Why? Professor Saccio is well suited in these 16 lectures to bring you back into Shakespeare´s world and tune you into what he calls ´´Shakespeare´s wavelength.´´ As you hear him effortlessly deliver heretofore impenetrable language with the proper meter, emphasis, intonation, and emotion, you´ll experience the pleasure that comes with true mastery. Professor Saccio also prepares you to read or watch the plays by orienting you to Shakespeare´s use of multiple plots, lines of action, and the sometimes outmoded forms of human behavior (such as courtship in Elizabethan England) that arise in his plays. Shakespeare was acutely aware of the importance of history - and not just of events but of ideas. You´ll see how his tragedies and histories are meditations on the changing world around him and of the eternal issues of character and human nature. You´ll journey into a world where actions and ideas intersect and raise profound and unexpected questions, such as how Richard III could be both a classic villain and a Renaissance figure, and whether a man such as Coriolanus can be a hero without a cause or a country. To read Shakespeare is to take a daunting journey into a perpetually undiscovered country that reinvents itself with every visit. But with these lectures, it will become a familiar pleasure. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Saccio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000268/bk_tcco_000268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.