Recommended Books January 2015

Spirit Vine January 2015, Recommended Books

 

downloadBiocentrism by Bob Berman and Robert Lanza

Building on quantum physics, Biocentrism turns the planet upside down with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around. The central claim of Biocentrism is that what we call space and time are forms of animal perceptions rather than external physical objects. Lanza and Berman take readers on a fascinating journey through a foreign universe – our own – that will alter their perception of reality for ever.

 

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The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva

Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. This text has been studied, practiced, and expounded upon in an unbroken tradition for centuries. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the Bodhisattvas—those who renounce the peace of individual enlightenment and vow to work for the liberation of all beings and to attain buddhahood for their sake.

 

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Crossing Karma Zones: The Journey Begins by George J. Douvris

The only son of Greek immigrants, George John Douvris grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was in high school when the counterculture movements of the 1960s brought changes that no one could have imagined, and he was eagerly swept up in the political and cultural upheaval.

In his first book, Crossing Karma Zones, Douvris reflects upon the magical decade that altered the world forever.