Spirituality, for me, is everyone’s natural connection with the wonder and energy of life...and the instinct to explore that experience and its meaning.
The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.
Henri J. M. Nouwen
Spirituality is not about beliefs - it is about the way we live and conduct our day-to-day lives.
in his autobiography No Destination.
At the core of spirituality is the need to feel and express love and compassion for everyone, with the understanding that we are all part of a greater reality.
Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.
Spiritual Experiences and Publications
Wired for God? The biology of spiritual experience – Charles Foster
Published: 15 April 2010, Hodder & Stoughton
Foster’s passion and clarity help us focus on the key issues concerning the nature of religious feeling in human life. He takes us on a journey through the drugs, dreams and profound experiences that lead people to believe in the existence of our souls.
Self Hypnosis for Cosmic Consciousness: Achieving Altered States, Mystical Experiences, and Spiritual Enlightenment – Ronald A. Havens
Published: 26 Jan 2007,Crown House Publishing
This is a book for people who want to use hypnosis to expand their potential, not just to read, but to experience.
An Introduction to Religious and Spiritual Experience – Marianne Rankin
Published: 15 Jan 2009, Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
From spiritual experiences to mystical and near-death incidences, this fascinating introduction explores and evaluates the significance of such events; taking into account different interpretations from scientific, philosophical and religious viewpoints. This comprehensive new introduction looks at spiritual experiences from past to present, from the experiences of the founders of the major world religious traditions to events in the lives of ordinary people today.
Life Experiences & Spiritual Triumph – Patricia Littlejohn
Published: 25 Jul 2006, Lulu.com
Daily devotions in relationship, family, friends, living your best life today. This read is for the soul and heart and is said to leave you breathless.
Quietly Comes Quan Yin 1: Quan Yin's Oriental Healing Garden
Label: Spiritual Sojourn Sounds
"Quan Yin's Oriental Healing Garden" is the first of 3 CDs which make up the "Quietly Comes Quan Yin" Healing Meditation Collection. This CD consists of 3 instrumental meditation tracks to help you connect with the Quan Yin's healing energies.
Quietly Comes Quan Yin 2: Quan Yin & the Healing Dragon Fly
Label: Spiritual Sojourn Sounds
"Quan Yin & the Healing Dragon Fly" is the second of 3 CDs which make up the "Quietly Comes Quan Yin" Healing Meditation Collection. This CD consists of the 27 minute long Honest Heart guided meditation led by Catherine Walsh and the 29 minute instrumental Shimmer meditation both meditations are designed to help listeners connect with Quan Yins gentle healing energies.
Quietly Comes Quan Yin 3: Quan Yin Healing for the Inner Child
Label: Spiritual Sojourn Sounds
"Quan Yin Healing for the Inner Child" is the third of 3 CDs which make up the "Quietly Comes Quan Yin" Healing Meditation Collection. This CD consists of the 60 minute long Quan Yin Compassionate Healing for the Inner Child guided meditation led by Catherine Walsh - created to help listeners connect with Quan Yins gentle healing energies.
Spirituality of Music – John Bird
Published: 24 Nov 2008, Northstone Publishing Inc.
Author John Bird invites us to discover how music touches us throughout our lives, from the pulsing rhythms we experience in the womb, to the music that will escort us out of life. In between, Bird shows how music connects us with family and friends and the world of the spirit; how it can express our 'authentic voice', both as individuals and as members of particular cultural traditions; and, how it strengthens and unites us during times of protest, and comforts us during times of loss. He shows how music and word combine to integrate mind and spirit, and how music and movement combine to integrate spirit and body. Beautifully illustrated with full colour photographs.
Thresholds – Marcel Cobussen
Published: 28 Sep 2008, Ashgate; illustrated edition
In Thresholds Marcel Cobussen rethinks the relationship between music and spirituality. The point of departure is the current movement within contemporary classical music known as New Spiritual Music, with as its main representatives Arvo Pärt, John Tavener, and Giya Kancheli.
Kundalini – From Hell to Heaven - Ganga Karmokar
Published: 15 Jul 2006, Zen Way Center
Guidance for both those with awakened kundalini and for those seeking enlightenment. Description of signs and symptoms of kundalini awakening and descriptive stories of those going through the process. This is not a book giving kundalini yoga instruction - the author spent 30 years going through the process until its completion with self-realization in 1999.
The Kundalini Experience: Psychosis or Transcendence – Lee Sannella
Published: June 1987, Integral Publishing
Many people have heard of the extraordinary phenomenon of kundalini awakening in which a person’s body is swept by muscle spasms, indescribable sensations & sharp pains running throughout the body. He feels his body tearing within. Then suddenly he laughs & is overcome with bliss. When allowed to progress to completion, this process may culminate in deep psychological balance, inner strength, and emotional maturity.
Kundalini, Evolution, and Enlightenment – John Warren White
Published: April 1990, Paragon House Publishers
A collection of stories by leading experts on kundalini phenomenon, some of them use their space in the book to evangelize their own particular brands of enlightenment. The book holistically looks at theories, personal accounts and scientific research. It also explores individual/social relationships.
Farther Shores: Exploring How Near-Death, Kundalini and Mystical Experiences Can Transform Ordinary Lives – Yvonne Kason
Published: December 2, 2008 – Iuniverse
A dramatic near-death experience change Yvonne Kason's life forever and prompted her study of the mystical experiences that fall beyond the everyday. She explores a wide range of spiritually transformative experiences - near-death experiences, mystical experiences, spiritual energy/kundalini episodes, psychic awakenings and spontaneous inspired creativity - by sharing fascinating real-life stories. Farther Shores is an inspiring book for those who have experiences the extraordinary and for the health care professionals whom they turn for help.
Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis – Stanislav Grof
Published: 1 Dec 1989, Warner Books
This book argues that many episodes of transformational crisis have been misdiagnosed as mental illness, and explains how to use such a crisis for spiritual development.
Conversations with God: Neale Donald Walsch
Published: Clays Ltd, St Ives Plc: 1995
A fascinating book written by a man who was frustrated with life and wrote a letter to God, without expecting a response! Walsch was amazed by his response from God. Here we read about the most puzzling questions such as love, faith, life, death, good and evil.
Walking with Angels: Carmel Reilly
Published: Silverdale Books: 2005
Inspiring, true stories from every day people, not just seers and great prophets, but proof that there is healing in our every day lives.
Seeing Angels: Emma Heathcote-James
Published: John Blake Publishing: 2002
Emma Heathcote-James has had some intriguing experiences with angels and has been analysing over 800 such accounts for her PHD into Contemporary Experiences of Angels. This book tells the amazing stories from hundreds of people who have claimed to have experienced visions of angels. This includes people from all walks of life such as prisoners, children and professionals.
Through My Eyes: Gordon Smith
Published: 2006, Hays House UK Ltd
A powerful, inspirational book where the author talks about the many experiences he has encountered by helping the bereaved who are experiencing intense grief. This book offers comfort, great wisdom and practical advice to thousands of readers.
Angel at my Shoulder: Glennyce S. Eckersley
Published: 1996 by Rider, an imprint of Ebury Press
Here are stories of countless ordinary people being rescued by angels, being comforted and healed by them and feeling their presence in the face of death. These tales are drawn from many different countries.
The message: Colin Fry
Published: 16th April 2009 by Edbury press
Colin reveals wisdom from the Other Side. Sharing true stories of encounters with the spirit realms, he also sets out seven steps for leaving hurt and hardship behind.