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The Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
by Ravi Ravindra

Some of yoga’s most important writings, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras have remained relevant for 2,300 years because of their wisdom and inspiration. Noted scholar and longtime practitioner Ravi Ravindra offers a fresh, direct translation of Patanjali’s text. Ravindra’s enriching, extensive commentary and his spiritual exercises make this book an integral part of daily practice.

Living Time
by Maurice Nicoll

The question of a new understanding of Time, and of what life means in light of this understanding, is discussed in Living Time. The possibility of a change in the time-sense with a changed feeling of oneself, the meaning of eternity, and the idea of the recurrence of life is reviewed.

The Ever-Present Origin
by Jean Gebser

The Ever-Present Origin is a translation of a book which was published in German in two parts around 1949 and 1953. The central contribution of this book is Gebser's analysis of the history of culture — mainly but not exclusively Western culture — in terms of the predominance of different modes of consciousness.

Eight Lectures on Yoga
by Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley was among the first Europeans to study, practice and teach Yoga. These lectures set forth some of Crowley's conclusions after a lifelong philosophical investigation. The first series of lectures is entitled 'Yoga for Yahoos.' The elements of Yoga are introduced, examined and demystified with a view to extracting the practical essence of Yoga doctrine.

The Art of Creation
by Edward Carpenter

Bracingly convivial and full of a spunky energy, this early motivational book, first published in 1904, is a spiritual but nonreligious call to creative arms to explore the possibilities of human consciousness to conceive and invent and brings us up to our physical and intellectual potential.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
by Muriel Barbery

In this enthralling international bestseller, two girls live inconspicuous lives in the center of an elegant Paris apartment building. It is only when a stranger moves into their building — and sees through the girls' disguises — that Paloma and Rene discover their kindred spirits.

Sunset Park
by Paul Auster

Luminous, passionate, expansive, and an emotional tour de force, Sunset Park follows the hopes and fears of a cast of unforgettable characters brought together by the mysterious Miles Heller during the dark months of the 2008 economic collapse.

A Story Waiting to Pierce You
by Peter Kingsley

Revealing a forgotten truth in the present day, this account illuminates the crumbling political and economic structures of the West, shedding light on an ongoing and arduous search for a sense of purpose.

by Peter Kingsley

Kingsley introduces the extraordinary mystical tradition that lies at the roots of Western culture. "Stunningly original, this book is momentous in its implications." — Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions.

The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
by Brian Greene

From the bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos comes his most thrilling and accessible book to date — a state-of-the-art tour of the cutting-edge science that is changing the way we see our world.