13 oct 15 | Waite, A-U-M
Gaudapada was one of the world’s greatest philosophers in seventh-century India. He invokes the mystical symbol ‘AUM’ pointing to the three states of consciousness (waking, dreaming and deep sleep) and the nature of reality itself. All three states are the result of ignorance and error. Who we really are is the fourth aspect.
5 oct 15 | Hatsis, The Witches’ Ointment
Examining trial records and the pharmacopoeia of witches, alchemists, folk healers, and heretics of the 15th century, Thomas Hatsis details how a range of ideas from folk drugs to ecclesiastical fears over medicine women merged to form the classical “witch” stereotype and what history has called the “witches’ ointment.”
25 sept 15 | Cardeña, Palmer, Marcusson-Clavertz, Parapsychology
This book is the first in almost 40 years to provide a comprehensive scientific overview of research in the field of parapsychology, explaining what we know and don’t know about so-called psi phenomena, such as “telepathy,” “precognition” or “psychokinesis.”
21 sept 15 | Wilczek, A Beautiful Question
The mind-shifting book by Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek braids the age-old quest for beauty and the age-old quest for truth into a thrilling synthesis. When we find that our sense of beauty is realized in the physical world, we are discovering something about the world, but also something about ourselves.
15 sept 15 | Grof, Modern Consciousness Research and the Understanding of Art
Psychiatrist and consciousness researcher Stanislav Grof takes readers on an enchanting tour of the human psyche and a visual tour of the artwork of H.R. Giger. In this book he illuminates themes related to dreams, trauma, sexuality, birth, and death, by applying his penetrating analysis to the work of Giger and other visionary artists.
9 sept 15 | Safina, Beyond Words
Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina’s landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals. Wise, passionate, and eye-opening, the book is ultimately a graceful examination of our place in the world.
1 sept 15 | Betz, Kimsey-House, Integration
The authors examine how we came to be polarized in our dealing with self and other, and what we can do to move from an either/or state to a more effective and fulfilling way of being, to finally reaching our full potential within ourselves, with each other, in groups and organizations and with society at large.