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A Treasury of Mystic Terms I (Set of 6 Volumes)
Price: $75.00

The Treasury is a collection of the spiritual terms found in the literature of the world's religious and mystical traditions. Its primary objective is to elucidate the meaning of the essential terms used by the various spiritual and religious traditions of the world throughout history.

It is not primarily intended as a dictionary or as an encyclopedia, nor is it a definitive treatise on any particular subject or religion. It is meant to help the ordinary person understand some of the basic principles of his or her religious background, within the framework of a universal understanding of spirituality.

A Treasury of Mystic Terms II (Set of 4 Volumes)
Price: $75.00

The Treasury is a collection of the spiritual terms found in the literature of the world's religious and mystical traditions. Its primary objective is to elucidate the meaning of the essential terms used by the various spiritual and religious traditions of the world throughout history. It is not primarily intended as a dictionary or as an encyclopedia, nor is it a definitive treatise on any particular subject or religion. It is meant to help the ordinary person understand some of the basic principles of his or her religious background, within the framework of a universal understanding of spirituality.

Adventure of Faith
Price: $15.00

The author of this book recounts how she, a devout Christian, found the path of the Masters. The reader travels with the author from her childhood days in pre-war Germany to her life as a Benedictine nun and the years spent as a Catholic nun in a Hindu ashram in central India. When she discovered the inner path of Surat Shabd Yoga, she realized she needed a spiritual Master, a living Christ, to guide her in inner practice so she could experience God within herself. Although she learned the way from a contemporary Indian Master, she also discovered the mystic way of her own religion, Christianity. The book also gives a short survey of the teachings of the Masters, including quotations from the mystic teachings of Christian mystics.
Buddhism: Path to Nirvana
Price: $13.00

Buddhism: Path to Nirvana is an account of the Buddha's life, philosophy and thought, based particularly on original Buddhist sources with supporting quotations from the wealth of teachings of various Buddhist schools. In the book we discover the Buddha's wise, pragmatic, and compassionate approach to be reminiscent of that of all great spiritual teachers. Buddhism: Path to Nirvana suggests that as living examples of spirituality, speaking from direct and personal experience, the enlightened alone can help others travel the inner way to liberation and bliss. The book shows the essential unity of the teachings of the Buddha and other spiritual teachings of the time. Here we find in the Buddha's message the perennial invitation to abandon outer ritual and travel instead within ourselves, to transform and free ourselves through meditation.
Gurbani Selections-1
Price: $12.00

First volume in a planned series of publications on the Adi Granth, Gubani Selections 1 contains English translation of four of Guru Nanak Dev's banis drawn from the Adi Granth: Jap Ji, Asa ki Var, Sidh Gost and Barah Maha. The work renders the original text into English, keeping in mind the spirit of the text, the contextual meaning of the original, verbal nuances, and the vision and overall thrust of the teachings of the Adi Granth. The translations bring precious jewels from the Adi Granth to English-language readers across the world who cannot read or understand its original Gurmukhi script. A Romanized transliteration has been included alongside the original text, and. line numbers have been given in the original text as well as the translation for cross-reference.
Gurbani Selections-2
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Second volume in a planned series of publications on the Adi Granth, Gurbani Selections 2 includes English translation of some of the popular banis of this great work: Anand by Guru Amar Das, Barah Maha and Sukhmani by Guru Arjun Dev, Slok Mahla 9 by Guru Tegh Bahadur, and a selection of hymns recited by devotees in their daily prayers. The translations bring precious jewels from the Adi Granth to English-language readers across the world who cannot read or understand its original Gurmukhi script. A Romanized transliteration has been included alongside the original text, and line numbers have been given in the original text as well as the translation for cross-reference.
Jap Ji
Price: $14.00

This book is a comprehensive commentary on Guru Nanak's masterpiece Japji. Adi Granth, the sacred scripture of the Sikhs, opens with Japji. Japji is considered to be an epitome of the philosophy of Guru Nanak and also a summary of entire Adi Granth.

It explains the concepts of God the creator, his will (Hukum and Bhana), the creation, doctrine of karma, the spiritual practice which leads to concentration (Samadhi) where by the soul travels through five prominent spiritual regions to merge with the Ultimate. The book brings the lofty and profound teachings of the great Guru within the easy reach of the layperson.
One Being One
Price: $10.00

Sometimes lyrical, sometimes light-hearted, sometimes irreverent - ocasionally irrelevant, you might think - One Being One takes a look at "Life, the Universe, and Everything". Its prevailing theme is that nothing makes any real sense unless it is understood that everything is a part of One Being. When this realization begins to dawn, then all aspects of human understanding, including the discoveries of science and the universal aspect of religion and mystic teachings, are found to be in alignment. The story is nothing new - it's the ancient perennial wisdom, given something of a contemporary take. One Being One is a book to address the times, with as many questions as answers.
Pathways To Liberation
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Pathways to Liberation gives a brief description of the Vedas, Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. It argues that the early Vedic people were monotheistic - they believed in one God even though they addressed God with various names. The book unfolds various paths evolved over the centuries in India for attaining liberation from the cycle of birth and death. It discusses the characteristics of human nature and the opportunity that human birth affords for God-realization. It also focuses on the crucial role of the Guru in guiding spiritual seekers in their journey. For those interested in understanding the core spiritual teachings as given in the ancient Hindu texts, this book will be of great help.
Tales of the Mystic East
Price: $11.00

By Maharaj Sawan Singh
A collection of stories or parables narrated by Maharaj Sawan Singh in his discourses that are drawn from the mystic literature of India, Iran, Arabia, and other Eastern countries. Each story illustrates a particular spiritual truth or example of conduct. Some of the stories are humorous, relating to our follies in life; others relate to the karmic implications of our actions, to the purity of the saints, and the benefit of their company. This edition also includes stories drawn from the lives of the saints in the Radha Soami Beas line. Stories are introduced with quotations from the world's spiritual literature.

The Divine Romance
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In The Divine Romance, John Davidson shows how these ancient and intriguing tales depict a universal spirituality - the path to divine union. This, the story of the soul's descent and its subsequent return, is told in terms of the divine marriage. The collection includes two parables of Jesus, with interpretations suggested by gnostic texts, and two gnostic parables - one from the Nag Hammadi library, the other from the Acts of Thomas. The rambunctious early Christian classic, Joseph and Aseneth, a tale that has circulated in various forms over the last 2,000 years, concludes this luminous book.
The Gospel Of Jesus
Price: $28.00

The Gospel of Jesus is an inspirational encounter with the world of Christ, an uplifting study of the man, his times and his teaching. It reveals how the true meaning of Jesus's teachings, as found in the canonical gospels and many of the ancient apocryphal and other early Christian texts, is that of the ageless, eternal and mystical path to God.
The Holy Name
Price: $11.00

This book presents a mosaic of mystical elements that are common to both Judaism and the Sant Mat philosophy.  Quotations are brought from Jewish sources such as the Bible, the Zohar, other Kabbalistic works, Hasidic literature, and contemporary Jewish writings, as well as from Christian mystics and the writings of spiritual masters of India, Persia and Arabia. There are thorough discussions of the Garden of Eden and other stories from the Bible, the inner regions and the kabbalistic doctrine of the sefiro and the Word or Name of God.
The Mystic Heart of Judaism
Price: $16.00

Speaking to the renewal of mystic fervour among seekers today, the book studies the spiritual masters of Jewish history whose teachings have brought inspiration and solace to generations of Jews from the prophets of the Bible and mystics of antiquity, to the Sufis and kabbalists of the Middle Ages, and the Hasidic masters of Eastern Europe. It presents the living teachers and their living teachings, their inner spiritual life with the divine, and their relationship of love with their disciples.
The Odes of Solomon
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An inspiring collection of early Christian devotional poems, as vibrant as the day they were written. Lost for nineteen hundred years, but rediscovered by Cambridge biblical scholar, Rendel Harris, in 1908, they are here interpreted for the general reader for the first time by John Davidson.
The Prodigal Soul
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This inspirational collection of allegories and anecdotes includes seven parables of Jesus (with two little–unknown ones from the ‘fifth’ gospel, the Gospel of Thomas), an allegorical interpretation of the Adam and Eve story, and others of a gnostic character from Manichaean and Mandaean sources, the Nag Hammadi library, and New Testament apocryphal writings. Included among them is the well-known Robe of Glory. Truly a treasure trove of wisdom.
The Song of Songs
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On the face of it, the biblical Song of Songs tells the tale of a passionate and worldly love. Yet, though it contains not one word that speaks explicitly of God or spirituality, the Song was accepted long ago into both the Jewish and Christian scriptural canons. In this inspiring book, John Davidson brings out the spiritual meaning of one of the most intriguing books in the Bible.
Yoga and the Bible
Price: $9.00

Written from a predominantly Christian point of view, this book introduces Surat Shabd Yoga, the yoga of the sound current, citing well-known passages from Jesus Christ as the basis of each chapter's discussion. The author discusses the importance of the living spiritual master in the context of Sant Mat and the teachings of Christ.  To show the common core of the world's diverse spiritual teachings, quotations are brought from the Bible, the Adi Granth, the Bhagavad Gita, and the great mystics of Persia, India and other Eastern countries.