Atheist Meditation Atheist Spirituality

This is the complete version of the book, contains 214 pages.

Atheist Meditation Atheist Spirituality

Author: Mark W. Gura

Publisher: Inneraction Press LLC

ISBN: 9781939691231

Page: 214

View: 702

Finally, a book about meditation and meaning in life that is based on reason, not religious or supernatural explanations... Provocative and truly inspirational! One of the best books I've ever read.-Rachel Patel We think we perceive reality, but we live in our minds, in self-created realities, hypnotized by our conditioning and habitual ways of thinking. I am sure seekers will find much to support their efforts to awaken in this book.-Jack Elias "Atheist Meditation Atheist Spirituality" is a guide and memoir which shows that spirituality and meditation can be practiced without faith in God(s), gurus, or the supernatural. Techniques such as mindfulness and vipassana meditation have been practiced for thousands of years, are corroborated by reason, psychology and neuroscience, and help develop a sense of compassion, charity and the pursuit of meaning and knowledge. These secular practices are consistent with the best science available and are perfect for atheists, skeptics, humanists, freethinkers, as well as all others who wish to practice spirituality without religion or reference to supernatural forces. This is the complete version of the book, contains 214 pages. Note: The difference between "Atheist Meditation/Atheist Spirituality" and "Exploring Your Life" is that Exploring Your Life is an expanded edition, and it's intended for a general audience, while "Atheist Meditation" begins with a special message to the atheist community.

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality

And then, all of a sudden, as you are meditating or walking, you stumble upon
this surprise, this revelation, this enchantment, namely the incredible fact that
there is something, and not nothing! And the something is why-less, much like ...

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality

Author: Andre Comte-Sponville

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101202661

Page: 224

View: 594

The perfect antidote to the fiery rhetoric that dominates our current national debate over religion, The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality is the ideal companion to such bestsellers as The God Delusion and God Is Not Great. I n this inspiring book, bestselling author and philosopher André Comte-Sponville offers a new perspective on the question of God?s existence, acknowledging the good that has come of religion while advocating tolerance from both believers and non-believers. Through clear, concise, and often humorous prose, Comte-Sponville offers a convincing appeal for a new form of spiritual life?one that at its heart celebrates the human need to connect to one another and the universe.

21st Century Practical Spiritual Metaphysic Guide Book for Atheist S and Agnostics

It is very important to meditate sitting in a totally upright position with your spine
completely straight. Meditation cannot be reclining or even leaning back in a
comfortable chair. If sitting on a chair during meditation it is best to sit totally
upright, ...

21st Century Practical Spiritual Metaphysic Guide Book for Atheist S and Agnostics

Author: Joel Gonzalez

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615171273

Page: 380

View: 896

This is a guide book for the individual who has always shied away from all occult subjects, such as religion, magic, astrology, metaphysics, spiritual anything, and for the beginner into all of these subjects who wished to expedite his/her learning with the latest up to date information. It offers leads for the beginner interested in understanding the merger between science and the occult spiritual subjects, and a reference of where to get started in the search for the ultimate truth. This book also provides references of where to find up to date information, based on scientific evidence of what is going on with our planet earth, and what to expect in the coming years leading to December 21, 2012. This book provides scientific and practical ways of understanding the universe; TOOLS to help YOU LIVE life TO ITS FULLEST and with EXCELLENT HEALTH!!!

The Book of Atheist Spirituality

It is the spirit of Zen masters — 'meditation in silence and with no object'. All that
remains is awareness; all that remains is reality. 'Meditation', said Krishnamurti, '
is the silence of thought.' It means, he added, achieving 'freedom from the ...

The Book of Atheist Spirituality

Author: Andre Comte-Sponville

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409081613

Page: 224

View: 953

Can we do without religion? Can we have ethics without God? Is there such thing as 'atheistic spirituality'? In this powerful book, the internationally bestselling author André Comte-Sponville presents a philosophical exploration of atheism - and reaches startling conclusions. Atheists, Comte-Sponville argues, are no less interested in a spiritual life than religious believers. But by allowing the concept of spirituality to become intertwined with religion and dogma, humanity has lost touch with the nature of a true spiritual existence. Using rigorous, reasoned arguments and clear, concise, and often humorous prose Comte-Sponville draws on both Eastern and Western philosophical traditions to propose the atheistic alternative to religion, based on the human need to connect to each other and to the universe. In doing so, he offers a convincing treatise on a new form of spiritual life.

The Varieties of Nonreligious Experience

I borrow most of this listing from Peter Watson's The Age of Atheists: How We
Have Sought to Live since the Death of ... to Spirituality without Religion (New
York: Simon & Schuster, 2014); Mark W. Gura, Atheist Meditation, Atheist
Spirituality ...

The Varieties of Nonreligious Experience

Author: Jerome P. Baggett

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479867225

Page:

View: 861

A fascinating exploration of the breadth of social, emotional, and spiritual experiences of atheists in America Self-identified atheists make up roughly 5 percent of the American religious landscape, comprising a larger population than Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jews, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus combined. In spite of their relatively significant presence in society, atheists are one of the most stigmatized groups in the United States, frequently portrayed as immoral, unhappy, or even outright angry. Yet we know very little about what their lives are actually like as they live among their largely religious, and sometimes hostile, fellow citizens. In this book, Jerome P. Baggett listens to what atheists have to say about their own lives and viewpoints. Drawing on questionnaires and interviews with more than five hundred American atheists scattered across the country, The Varieties of Nonreligious Experience uncovers what they think about morality, what gives meaning to their lives, how they feel about religious people, and what they think and know about religion itself. Though the wider public routinely understands atheists in negative terms, as people who do not believe in God, Baggett pushes readers to view them in a different light. Rather than simply rejecting God and religion, atheists actually embrace something much more substantive—lives marked by greater integrity, open-mindedness, and progress. Beyond just talking about or to American atheists, the time is overdue to let them speak for themselves. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in joining the conversation.

Atheist Awakening

reorient certain aspects of religious ritual tradition without replicating what he
sees as problematic in religion, going so far as to suggest an atheists' temple for
nonbelievers to meditate. When asked in an interview why atheists throw away
the ...

Atheist Awakening

Author: Richard Cimino

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199392935

Page: 224

View: 703

Surveys over the last twenty years have seen an ever-growing number of Americans disclaim religious affiliations and instead check the "none" box. In the first sociological exploration of organized secularism in America, Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith show how one segment of these "nones" have created a new, cohesive atheist identity through activism and the creation of communities. According to Cimino and Smith, the new upsurge of atheists is a reaction to the revival of religious fervor in American politics since 1980. Feeling overlooked and underrepresented in the public sphere, atheists have employed a wide variety of strategies-some evangelical, some based on identity politics-to defend and assert themselves against their ideological opponents. These strategies include building and maintaining communities, despite the absence of the kinds of shared rituals, texts, and laws that help to sustain organized religions. Drawing on in-depth interviews with self-identified atheist, secularist, and humanist leaders and activists, as well as extensive observations and analysis of secular gatherings and media, Cimino and Smith illustrate how atheists organize and align themselves toward common goals, and how media-particularly web-based media-have proven invaluable in connecting atheists to one another and in creating a powerful virtual community. Cimino and Smith suggest that secularists rely not only on the Internet for community-building, but on their own new forms of ritual. This groundbreaking study will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the growing atheist movement in America.

Exploring Your Life

I am sure seekers will find much to support their efforts to awaken in this book."-Jack Elias Neuroscience finds that spontaneous acts of mindfulness decrease stress, depression and anxiety, increasing overall well-being.

Exploring Your Life

Author: Mark W. Gura

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781507883662

Page: 176

View: 317

"Finally, a book about meditation and meaning in life that is based on reason, not religious or supernatural explanations... Provocative and truly inspirational! One of the best books I've ever read."-Rachel Patel"We think we perceive reality, but we live in our minds, in self-created realities, hypnotized by our conditioning and habitual ways of thinking. I am sure seekers will find much to support their efforts to awaken in this book."-Jack Elias Neuroscience finds that spontaneous acts of mindfulness decrease stress, depression and anxiety, increasing overall well-being. But studies also show that purposeful mindfulness techniques, such as vipassana or mindfulness meditation, are even more powerful. Mindfulness meditation re-wires the brain in a way that decreases physical pain and psychological suffering. Exploring Your Life: Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Spirituality examines the different roles we play in life, the power of mindfulness, and the concept that inner peace does not require religion or gurus, belief in God(s), the afterlife, or the supernatural.Full Preview Version. Contains the essentials.

Atheist to Zen

HE POWERFUL SPIRITUAL EVENT THAT happened to me in thischapteris really
hard to describe, using just mere English ... Meditation seemed to be a common
thread among some of the people inour churchthat displayed an aura ofpeace.

Atheist to Zen

Author: Greg Kesler

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452599068

Page: 166

View: 238

Imagine experiencing continuous, peaceful living. Everyone has the inherent capacity to remain in a state of joy and serenity, regardless of circumstances. Peace resides at the core of all creation, it can never be uprooted, only covered up. This is an inspirational story of transformation from suffering to healing, followed by five methods you can use to bring joy into your daily life. Greg Kesler lived most of his life as an atheist, dwelling in the paralyzing fear of uncertainty. Afraid of living and afraid of dying, the only thing he believed in was struggling and forcing his way through life. In August 2011, Greg and two of his children nearly drowned in a river during a float tubing mishap. Being a non-believer in any higher power, the “visitation” from a loving, intelligent Presence under the water with them, came as quite a shock. This life-changing event, combined with another Spiritual encounter a year prior, radically shifted Greg’s views of himself, other people, and the world around him. He’s studying to be a Spiritual guidance counselor to assist people in learning about their Divine nature, perfect in every way. His new purpose in life is to help others free themselves, as he has been freed, by the grace of Spirit. Unlimited joy is always available, for it’s the natural state of all of creation. This book guides you in how to bring instant and sustainable peace into your life, starting today. Life is beautiful! Enjoy it.

Spirituality and Mental Health

I attempt to provide an overview of interventions that are broad enough to help
those from all spiritual orientations, including those who may identify themselves
as agnostic, nontheist, or atheist. In this chapter I explore the use of meditation ...

Spirituality and Mental Health

Author: Gary W. Hartz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0789024764

Page: 135

View: 662

Learn to conduct a client-centered assessment of spirituality—and use the findings to enhance your interventions as well as your clients' psychospiritual coping abilities Even to clinicians practiced in helping clients to manage their stress, the impact of clients' spirituality upon their mental health can be difficult to discern and discuss. Moreover, ethical dilemmas can arise when clinicians feel compelled to intervene with a client's negative religious coping. Spirituality and Mental Health: Clinical Applications can help. This thought-provoking guide for mental health professionals and pastoral counselors provides you with a framework to assess and incorporate client-based spirituality into your practice. The author provides case examples and clinical models related to spirituality and mental health, as well as useful questionnaires for assessing clients. He provides a client-centered ethical framework for integrating spirituality into treatment, and then discusses how to apply it to clients' problems, especially those related to life crises, resentment over past offenses, guilt over past mistakes, and substance abuse. He also discusses how mindfulness meditation can enhance clients' coping ability. Finally, he includes a useful Leader's Guide for the psychoeducational spirituality group, which is designed to educate patients and church groups. Spirituality and Mental Health: Clinical Applications shows how professionals in the above disciplines can address the impact of spirituality on clients by: gaining an understanding of the construct of spirituality assessing spirituality and its interface with clients' presenting problems, particularly when spirituality is central to their values. intervening sensitively in ways that use clients' spiritual perspectives and practices to enhance their coping mechanisms. using the included Leader's Guide to the 5-session psychoeducational spirituality group As the baby boom generation ages, faith becomes a more integral part of that generation's consciousness. Whether you are a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a social worker, or a pastoral counselor, Spirituality and Mental Health: Clinical Applications is a resource that you'll return to again and again as you work to improve the lives of your clients.

Agnostic Problems

Being an Examination of Some Questions of T He Deepest Interest as Viewed
from the Agnostic Standpoint Richard Bithell ... influence on religion , 30
Meditation an element of worship , 119 Regress of Causes , 27 Metals which float
in water ...

Agnostic Problems

Author: Richard Bithell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 152

View: 590

Love Is Freedom

Even the agnostic, the atheist and the most seemingly materialistic minded
business people constantly meditate. The only difference is that they do not
meditate on spiritual things—on the eternal verities, which are the same
yesterday, today ...

Love Is Freedom

Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465329137

Page: 180

View: 299

BOOKS BY DR. JOSEPH MURPHY The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power The Cosmic Energizer: Miracle Power of the Universe The Cosmic Power Within You Great Bible Truths for Human Problems The Healing Power of Love How to Attract Money How to Pray with a Deck of Cards How to Use the Power of Prayer How to Use Your Healing Power Infinite Power for Richer Living Living Without Strain Magic of Faith Mental Poisons and Their Antidotes The Miracle of Mind Dynamics Miracle Power for Infinite Riches Peace Within Yourself The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind Pray Your Way Through It Prayer is the Answer Psychic Perception: The Meaning of Extrasensory Power Quiet Moments with God Secrets of the I Ching Songs of God Special Meditations for Health, Wealth, Love, and Expression Stay Young Forever Supreme Mastery of Fear Telepsychics: The Magic Power of Perfect Living Why Did This Happen to Me? Within You is the Power Write Your Name in the Book of Life Your Infinite Power to be Rich

Marriage and Divorce

Even the agnostic, the atheist and the most seemingly materialistic minded
business people constantly meditate. The only difference is that they do not
meditate on spiritual things—on the eternal verities, which are the same
yesterday, today ...

Marriage and Divorce

Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465329102

Page: 172

View: 843

The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power The Cosmic Energizer: Miracle Power of the Universe The Cosmic Power Within You Great Bible Truths for Human Problems The Healing Power of Love How to Attract Money How to Pray with a Deck of Cards How to Use the Power of Prayer How to Use Your Healing Power Infinite Power for Richer Living Living Without Strain Love is Freedom Magic of Faith Mental Poisons and Their Antidotes The Miracle of Mind Dynamics Miracle Power for Infinite Riches Peace Within Yourself The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind Pray Your Way Through It Prayer is the Answer Psychic Perception: The Meaning of Extrasensory Power Quiet Moments with God Secrets of the I Ching Songs of God Special Meditations for Health, Wealth, Love, and Expression Stay Young Forever Supreme Mastery of Fear Telepsychics: The Magic Power of Perfect Living Why Did This Happen to Me? Within You is the Power Write Your Name in the Book of Life Your Infinite Power to be Rich

The Healing Power of Love

(Psalm 19:14). In other words, in true spiritual meditation, your brain and your
heart must agree on what you affirm. ... Even the agnostic, the atheist and the
most seemingly materialistic minded business people constantly meditate. The
only ...

The Healing Power of Love

Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146532903X

Page: 233

View: 115

BOOKS BY DR. JOSEPH MURPHY The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power The Cosmic Energizer: Miracle Power of the Universe The Cosmic Power Within You Great Bible Truths for Human Problems The Healing Power of Love How to Attract Money How to Pray with a Deck of Cards How to Use the Power of Prayer How to Use Your Healing Power Infinite Power for Richer Living Living Without Strain Love is Freedom Magic of Faith Mental Poisons and Their Antidotes The Miracle of Mind Dynamics Miracle Power for Infinite Riches Peace Within Yourself The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind Pray Your Way Through It Prayer is the Answer Psychic Perception: The Meaning of Extrasensory Power Quiet Moments with God Secrets of the I Ching Songs of God Special Meditations for Health, Wealth, Love, and Expression Stay Young Forever Supreme Mastery of Fear Telepsychics: The Magic Power of Perfect Living Why Did This Happen to Me? Within You is the Power Write Your Name in the Book of Life Your Infinite Power to be Rich

Riches Are Your Right

Even the agnostic, the atheist and the most seemingly materialistic minded
business people constantly meditate. The only difference is that they do not
meditate on spiritual things-on the eternal verities, which are the same yesterday,
today ...

Riches Are Your Right

Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465328971

Page: 234

View: 366

BOOKS BY DR. JOSEPH MURPHY The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power The Cosmic Energizer: Miracle Power of the Universe The Cosmic Power Within You Great Bible Truths for Human Problems The Healing Power of Love How to Attract Money How to Pray with a Deck of Cards How to Use the Power of Prayer How to Use Your Healing Power Infinite Power for Richer Living Living Without Strain Love is Freedom Magic of Faith Mental Poisons and Their Antidotes The Miracle of Mind Dynamics Miracle Power for Infinite Riches Peace Within Yourself The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind Pray Your Way Through It Prayer is the Answer Psychic Perception: The Meaning of Extrasensory Power Quiet Moments with God Secrets of the I Ching Songs of God Special Meditations for Health, Wealth, Love, and Expression Stay Young Forever Supreme Mastery of Fear Telepsychics: The Magic Power of Perfect Living Why Did This Happen to Me? Within You is the Power Write Your Name in the Book of Life Your Infinite Power to be Rich

Meditation for Aspies

But that is not the case, you do not need a connection to religion or spirituality to
meditate. Meditation is open to all beliefs, be they religious or of an atheist nature
. If religion is part of your life it can be a valuable part of your meditation. If, on the
 ...

Meditation for Aspies

Author: Ulrike Domenika Bolls

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007564

Page: 144

View: 775

Meditation is an effective, life-long practice that can help people with Asperger Syndrome to steer their own life course and improve wellbeing. This useful guide provides Aspies with a clear explanation of how to reap the benefits of welcoming meditation practices into their lives. In addition to its great value as a relaxation technique, meditation can positively influence emotions, curb anxiety and meltdowns, and promote self-esteem and self-awareness. This book discusses why common Aspie character traits such as dedication and introversion make people with Asperger Syndrome particularly well suited to practicing meditation and offers guidance on choosing the right type of meditation to suit each individual's needs. With useful advice on how to begin, where to meditate, what to wear, and much more, the book shows that meditation can be a powerful everyday technique for personal development and self-discovery.

An Atheist Reports from India

Packaged spiritual therapies offered by the cult include vague dance forms like
the nataraj meditation and the sufi dance which is much like an American square
dance . The Rajneesh International No - University offers neoacupressure ...

An Atheist Reports from India

Author: Margaret R. Bhatty

Publisher: Amer Atheist Press

ISBN:

Page: 267

View: 752

The Book of Virtue

If you approached an atheist and gave him the challenge to state an affirmation
such as, “Each day, every day I will see the Divine in all of Creation.” It might ...
with spiritual topics, would be: Death Awareness or meditations on Emptiness.

The Book of Virtue

Author: Brian Warner

Publisher: Brian Warner

ISBN:

Page: 340

View: 516

You have a source of power within, that is able to meet all your needs right now. The truth is that you are more than someone with problems – You are someone with infinite potential, on a path of return to the Divine source. Starting today, you can make changes in your life that will transform the nature of your reality. The Book of Virtue is a practical guide to achieving Self-Transformation. Through The Book of Virtue, you will learn: - To see Life as a Mirror of Our Inner World - Transform our negative karmic seeds into positive results - To utilize meditation as a practice of cultivating intuition - To activating your Highest Potential with positive affirmations - Utilization of vows to empower your life Many other techniques and concepts are covered in great detail. It is the goal of the Book of Virtue that the reader adopts a new life of Mystical Self-Transformation, achieving all their goals (including the Highest Goal of Oneness with the Divine.)

Healing the Child Within

Spirituality and healing are closely connected. From a common sense
perspective, spirituality serves as a strength when used in recovery. In cases
where someone says they are either an atheist or agnostic, meditation
techniques can be a ...

Healing the Child Within

Author: Charles Whitfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757397573

Page: 216

View: 809

Dr. Whitfield provides a clear and effective introduction to the basic principles of recovery. This book is a modern classic, as fresh and useful today as it was more than a decade ago when first published. Here, frontline physician and therapist Charles Whitfield describes the process of wounding that the Child Within (True Self) experiences and shows how to differentiate the True Self from the false self. He also describes the core issues of recovery and more. Other writings on this topic have come and gone, while Healing the Child Within has remained a strong introduction to recognizing and healing from the painful effects of childhood trauma. Highly recommended by therapists and survivors of trauma.