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  • Hourihan, Paul.

    Published by Vedantic Shores Press, Redding, Ca, 2004

    ISBN 10: 1931816034ISBN 13: 9781931816038

    Seller: Lawrence Jones Books, Ashmore, QLD, Australia

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    Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Paperback. v, 133pp, index, notes/references. Or card. Publisher's gift sticker inside front cover. The lives and significant works of Thoreau and Whitman interpreted froma mystical standpoint. Size: 8vo.

  • Paul Hourihan

    Published by Vedantic Shores Press, Redding, CA, 2003

    ISBN 10: 1931816018ISBN 13: 9781931816014

    Seller: CitiRetail, Stevenage, United Kingdom

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. This winner of the Best Spiritual Book Award for 2003-2004 from the Sacramento Publishers & Authors is a penetrating fact-based study of what could have occurred on the last day of Merton's life. It is the first book to provide a radical reinterpretation of Merton's character. Hourihan provides a convincing answer to a question that a multitude of Catholics, and others, have asked themselves: Why did the famous Catholic monk, and acclaimed writer die so mysteriously and suddenly? The author probes the enigmatic December 1968 event, which occurred at an international monastic conference outside of Bangkok, with such insight that the significance of Merton's death is illuminated for the first time. He sees Merton as a tragically divided soul unable to resolve his conflicts within a Christian framework, and who was driven for release -- too late and unsuccessfully -- into the world of Oriental mysticism. He was a man who should not have become a monk in the first place; falling victim as he did to his own spiritual inadequacies, as well as to fame, and uncritical hero-worship from both laity and clergy alike lacking knowledge of what constituted a true mystic.Hourihan dramatically reveals why Merton was not a "spiritual master or mystic" as he has been referred to by followers. His basic conclusion is that Merton is typical of Westerners who lack grounding in a mystical orientation that would instruct them about the nature of spirituality. This dramatic portrayal, written by an American who writes from an Eastern philosophical perspective, will appeal to ex-Catholics and others with a Christian background searching for guidance outside of their traditional faith. It is not recommended for warm admirers of Thomas Merton who want to maintain their cherished image of him. Presents a study of what could have occurred on the last day of Merton's life. This book provides a radical reinterpretation of Merton's character. It provides an answer to a question that a multitude of Catholics, and others, have asked themselves: Why did the famous Catholic monk, and acclaimed writer die so mysteriously and suddenly? Shipping may be from our UK warehouse or from our Australian or US warehouses, depending on stock availability.

  • Paul Hourihan

    Published by Vedantic Shores Press, Redding, CA, 2008

    ISBN 10: 1931816085ISBN 13: 9781931816083

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. More than ever before, we in the West are discovering the value and practicality of the teachings of the East. In this book Paul Hourihan, who was a long-time American student of Vedanta, presents the venerable Indian teachings of Vedanta with illustrations and examples that make sense of them to Westerners in particular. In his own inimitable way, he shows how the profound, yet practical, teachings of Vedanta, one of the main schools of thought in Hinduism, give meaning and understanding to our lives. This study includes an overview of the mysticism of India, and provides a summary of the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga system of thought. Using the teachings of the Upanishads, Dr Hourihan covers the main principles of this perennial philosophy and the core concepts that flow from them. The last section demonstrates the universality of these teachings through confirmations from the masters of other spiritual traditions -- Lao Tzu, Meister Eckhart, Plotinus, and the Sufis of Islam. Over a period of 15 years Dr Hourihan gave many courses and talks on the world's mystical traditions, including the Vedanta philosophy. This book is derived from transcripts of these lectures.With a strong experiential background and lifelong interest in the field of mysticism, along with a Ph.D. in Literature, Hourihan, an American, was well qualified to introduce these ancient teachings to Western readers looking for guidance and personal transformation. As Robert Ellwood, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Religion, University of Southern California, states "Children of Immortal Bliss is a splendid introduction to Vedanta for the average person, presenting this Indian tradition simply, and with the use of ideas and illustrations that will make sense of it to a wide audience". The practical application of this philosophy is the means for those of all faiths to realise their identity as Children of Immortal Bliss. Presents the venerable Indian teachings of Vedanta with illustrations and examples that make sense of them to Westerners in particular. This work shows how the profound, yet practical, teachings of Vedanta, one of the main schools of thought in Hinduism, give meaning and understanding to our lives. Shipping may be from our UK warehouse or from our Australian or US warehouses, depending on stock availability.

  • Paul Hourihan

    Published by Vedantic Shores Press, Redding, CA, 2003

    ISBN 10: 1931816026ISBN 13: 9781931816021

    Seller: CitiRetail, Stevenage, United Kingdom

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. After Bill Wilson's supreme achievement in founding Alcoholics Anonymous, why would he have suffered a serious depression that lasted more than a decade? This book attempts to throw light on the question, one that has never been answered and rarely asked. In doing so, it involves the reader in many other themes of vital relevance to everyone -- not to those in recovery alone. This in-depth psychological study of the AA founder is generally based on the facts of Wilson's life, but not restricted to the literal truth: the prerogative of the novel. Some biographical events in Wilson's history have been passed over in favour of an intensive, original recreation of its key moments, from childhood to early middle-age, when the power of the depression was first felt. Chiefly a work of the imagination as this is, it is able to probe more deeply into the hidden life of its subject than non-fiction can do. According to the author, Bill W's depression may have been his salvation, and saved him from a worse fate. This book will introduce new readers to Bill Wilson -- "the greatest social architect" in Aldous Huxley's words of his century -- and one of the seminal voices of our age.It also provides a fresh look for those already familiar with his story. After Bill Wilson's supreme achievement in founding Alcoholics Anonymous, why would he have suffered a serious depression that lasted more than a decade? This book attempts to throw light on the question. It states that Bill W's depression may have been his salvation, and saved him from a worse fate. Shipping may be from our UK warehouse or from our Australian or US warehouses, depending on stock availability.