Category: Spirituality

Within You Is The Power

Within You Is The Power

Throughout his life Hamblin experienced a divine presence. He described this experience as totally peaceful. As he became successful these experiences were exchanged for night terrors. Hamblin realized that he must retire from his success and at that time his peace returned. Through this book we can learn to use the power from within to […]

The Pilgrim’s Progress

John Bunyan (1628-1688) was a Christian writer and preacher. He was born at Harrowden, in the Parish of Elstow, England. He wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678- 1684), arguably the most famous published Christian allegory. In the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August. Bunyan had very little schooling (about […]

Autobiography of a Yogi

This life story of Yogananda was instrumental in introducing meditation and yoga to the West. At once a riveting account of an extraordinary life and a remarkably accessible introduction to a little-known spiritual science, Yogananda’s Autobiography is something of a publishing phenomenon. Autobiography of a Yogi is one of the best-selling spiritual autobiographies of all […]

Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the great scriptures today, which guides the life and thought of people all over the world. It is believed to have been written by Lord Krishna. The Bhagavad Gita, also more simply known as Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Hindu epic, the […]

Mahanirvana Tantra

The best known of the Tantric scriptures. These texts describe the esoteric teachings of Tantra, a belief system which originated in India, practiced by a number of Hindus and Buddhists. Tantra has become a synonym in the West for unbridled sexuality; however, sexuality is only one faucet of this elaborate spiritual practice. Framed as a […]

How To Be A Yogi

A short treatise on the various forms of yoga, including Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana. The book also has chapters on the science of breathing, and the possibility that Christ was a Yogi. An effort has been made to keep the text free from technical and Sanskrit terms which makes it invaluable for not […]

The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali

One of yoga’s most important and influential works, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali forms a keystone of Indian philosophical and religious thought. This book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of meditation and mental focus. This original interpretation of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be […]

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is a classical text describing Hatha Yoga. Possibly the oldest extant text about Hatha Yoga, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika was written about the 15th century CE, by Swami Swatmarama, a disciple of Swami Goraknath. While the text describes : asanas (postures) purifying practices (shatkarma) mudras (finger and hand positions) bandhas (locks) […]

Great Systems of Yoga

This is a short review of the major schools of yoga, including Hindu, Buddhist and Sufi varieties. Wood, whose translation of the The Garuda Purana is also at this site, was a founding Theosophist and wrote extensively on Hinduism, and Yoga in particular. His works on the subject are written for Western readers, and where […]

Kundalini, The Mother of the Universe

India is the mysterious land chosen as her own by Kundalini,The Mother of the Universe. What we read in old histories and Holy Bibles, and the records,can be seen there today. This little self-published work could be most charitably described as an anthology of material on Kundalini Yoga. Very little of this book was actually […]

Yoga Vashisht or Heaven Found

This is a translation of the Laghu Yoga Vashishta, traditionally written by the sage Vasistha, one of the teachers of Rama. This is the ‘shorter’ Yoga Vashishta. This is not an academic or critical translation, but it may appeal to the casual reader. The author of this book, Singh Gherwal, may have been a westerner […]


In this book, Swami Vivekananda takes up the concept of Karma Yoga from the Bhagavad Gita, covering topics such as work, motivation, non-attachment, character and action. This a set of lectures by Swami Vivekananda on the subject of Karma Yoga, one of the several yogic paths to enlightenment. Karma Yoga is a mental discipline which […]


Siddhartha is a wonderful fictional story based on the life of a young Brahmin from an Indian village who leaves home to seek fulfillment. Siddhartha is wise beyond his years as a young boy, as a young man, and even as a middle aged man. Siddhartha leaves his childhood home of wealth and privilege to […]

Short Stories Old and New

Alphonso Smith (28 May 1864 – 13 June 1924) was an American Professor of English, college dean, philologist, and folklorist. Professor Smith’s collected and edited short stories in this title is a must read for anyone interested in literature. His chosen stories in this volume are: 1.Esther – from Old Testament 2. Ali Baba and […]

To My Younger Brethren

The following pages do not appear to need any extended preface; their topic is set forth in the first lines of the first chapter. With what success it has been handled is another matter. But as a writer reviews his own words, it is inevitable that some sort of envoi should present itself to his […]

A Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty

Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927) was the founder of Universal Sufism and the Sufi Order International. He initially came to the West as a representative of several traditions of classical Indian music, having received the title Tansen from the Nizam of Hyderabad. However, Khan’s life mission was soon revealed to be the introduction and transmission of […]

The Rocky Island and Other Similitudes

Samuel Wilberforce (1805-1873) was an English bishop in the Church of England. Known as ‘Soapy Sam’; he was one of the greatest public speakers of his day. He is probably best remembered today for his opposition to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution – most notably at a legendary debate in 1860. In 1830, he was […]

The Nature of Man and Other Essays

Abu Hamed Mohammad ibn Mohammad Al-Ghazali (1058-1111), known as Algazel to the western medieval world, was born and died in Tus, in the Khorasan province of Persia (modern day Iran). He was a Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, psychologist and mystic of Persian origin and remains one of the most celebrated scholars in the history of […]

The Ministry of the Spirit

Adoniram Judson Gordon (A. J.) (1836-1895) was born in New Hampshire. He was a pastor in Boston, an author, and the founder of Gordon College, a nondenominational Christian college in Wenham, Massachusetts. In 1856, he attended Brown University and in 1860 entered Newton Theological Seminary. Gordon edited two hymn books himself in order to enrich […]

How to Read the Crystal; or, Crystal and Seer

Dr Walter Gorn Old (1864-1929) was an eminent English Theosophist, and a notable 19th century mystic and astrologer, better known as Sepharial. He initially studied medicine and followed this up with studies in psychology, oriental languages, astrology and numeurology. In 1886 he started to write an astrology problem page in the Society Times, where he […]

How to Become Like Christ

Marcus Dods (1834-1909) was a Scottish divine and biblical scholar. He was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland (1843-1900). He studied at Edinburgh Academy and Edinburgh University, graduating in 1854. Having studied theology for five years he was licensed in 1858, and in 1864 became minister of Renfield Free Church, Glasgow, where he […]

The Holy War

In his allegory of the Christian life The Holy War, John Bunyan portrays the happy changes that take place in the soul of the sinner who turns to Jesus Christ in true faith. The Holy War. Bunyan’s plan for his readers was for them to experience the struggles of the city of Mansoul as a […]

The Heavenly Father: Lectures on Modern Atheism

Professor (Jules) Ernest Naville (1816-1909), who also wrote under the pseudonyms E. Villane and H. Villemar, was a Swiss author and professor, born in Geneva. He was a Corresponding Member of the Institute of France (Academy of the Moral and Political Sciences) and Professor of Philosophy and Theology in the University of Geneva. His works […]

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