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Into the Stream

Into the Stream – A Study Guide on the First Stage of Awakening by. The Pali Canon, the scripture of the Theravada Buddhist Tradition written 29 BCE,  recognizes four levels of Awakening. The first of which is called stream entry. The name indicates a stream that will inevitably lead to enlightenment. This study guide on stream entry is divided […]

Art of Attention

Art of Attention is written by Pannyavaro, who founded Buddhanet.net back in 1993 – one of the oldest and most comprehensive Buddhist websites. This book was written to be published on the site.  The author states in the foreword that the art of attention is the common thread underpinning all schools of Buddhist meditation: Mahamudra in the Tibetan […]

Nagualism

Nagualism with the subtitle – A Study in Native American Folklore and History – must have been the raw material from which Carlos Castaneda wrote his books on Yaqui sorcery. It was written by Danial G. Brinton and read before the American Philosophical Society in 1804. His respect and descriptions of the tribes, their visions […]

Straight From the Heart

Straight From the Heart is based on transcriptions of 84 talks by Ajaan Maha Boowa Nanasampanno which he gave to a dying woman staying at the Wat Pa Baan Taad monestary in  Thailand during 1975 and 1976. The total of the talks have been printed in Thai in a two-volume set totaling more than 1.000 pages. This […]

Philokalia – the complete set of volumes

Philokalia is a collection of spiritual instructions from the Eastern Christian tradition. The oldest are from the 4th century and the latest are from the 15 century. The collection was compiled in the eighteenth-century by St. Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain and St. Makarios of Corinth and they have only been partially available for the English speaking world since the 1950s.  This may […]

Codex Borbonicus or Codex Cihuacoat

Codex Borbonicus also known as Codex Cihuacoat was written just a few years before the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. Only a few of these codices are known, since the fourth tlatoani Itzcoatl ordered them all burnt because it was “not wise that all the people should know the paintings”. Like all pre-Columbian codices, Codex Borbonicus is entirely […]

Cantares Mexicanos – Songs of the Aztecs

Cantares Mexicanos – Songs of the Aztecs is the English translation of the original Aztec text written in Nahuatl.  Three times during the last century scientists have failed to decipher the Cantares Mexicanos. It was finally translated in 1985 by John Bierhost, this is the amazing result.  Cantares Mexicanos is now considered a cornerstone in American Indian literature. It […]

The Tibetan Book of the Dead – PDF ebook

The Tibetan Book of the Dead – or the Bardo Thodol is the English translation of the famous Tibetan death text, The Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Intermediate State. Bardo Thodol means “liberation by hearing on the after death plane”, it was originally written in the Tibetan and is meant to be a guide […]

The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel

The Book of Chilam of Chumayel by Ralph L. Roys was published in 1933. The Books of Chilam Balam are the sacred books of the Maya of Yucatan and were named after their last and greatest prophet. Chilam, or chilan, was his title which means that he was the mouth-piece or interpreter of the gods. Balam means jaguar, […]

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