By David V. Barrett
This wide-ranging publication explores the variety of esoteric and occult ideals. Neo-Paganism is without doubt one of the fastest-growing new religions within the western international the place witchcraft or Wicca, Druidry, and concrete Shamanism are thriving. along this there was an upsurge in New Age principles of a good wider style, together with astrology, Tarot, numerology, and so forth. after which there are participants of assorted faculties of occult technological know-how, practicing excessive Magic. Why this new curiosity in outdated ideals? Why are thousands of expert buyers leaving behind either the validated faith in their mom and dad and twenty first century clinical rationalism and turning to magic and esoteric teachings? of their look for spirituality those that keep on with those paths declare to be using old knowledge to the fashionable global. The short heritage of mystery Religions, a spouse booklet to The short historical past of mystery Societies, seems to be on the heritage and diversity of those esoteric activities, the place they got here from and what they let us know concerning the global this day.
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Just chew your food. A35B Nourished by the Practice Try to be present with your food and with the people sitting around the table with you. Don’t close your eyes or look down while you chew. You can open your eyes and if you are with people, notice them alive and well. When we chew with awareness, we’re not just nourished by the food, we’re nourished by our practice of mindfulness, peace, and happiness. While we chew, we breathe and we enjoy our breathing and our ability to eat and receive nourishment from our food.
Everything is there. When you chew it mindfully, without thinking, you can see very well all that the piece of bread contains. That is why when you take a bite of the bread and chew mindfully, you are truly in communion with all of life. A31B Take Your Time It’s good to take time to eat, because the time for a meal can be a very happy time. Take time to enjoy your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy your meal. Stop the thinking and be there fully, body and mind. A32B an Ambassador of the cosmos When you pick up an ear of corn, take one second to look at it.
Try to organize your life so that you have enough time and energy to cook in a leisurely and peaceful way. The energy of love and harmony in the kitchen will penetrate into the food that you’re cooking to offer to your loved ones and yourself. A29B A grain of rice Contains the universe When we look at a grain of rice, one second of mindfulness and concentration allows us to see that this grain contains the whole world— the rain, the cloud, the Earth, time, space, farmers, everything. Mindfulness and concentration bring insight, and suddenly we can see so much in a grain of rice.