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    The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young. Here is one of our most rewarding and intellectually satisfying courses covering exactly how enlightenment practices work, what each vehicle offers, and how to start on your own way to inner liberation. Elucidates the many paths of awakening-and teaches the advanced meditation methods to experience them yourself. Includes meditations for working with your thoughts and emotions, developing inner clarity and enhanced awareness, and more.

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    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, "the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death."

    As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. As a being of Power, Intelligence, and Love, and the lord of his own thoughts, man holds the key to every situation, and contains within himself that transforming and regenerative agency by which he may make himself what he wills.

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    The Return of the Perennial Philosophy: The Supreme Vision of Western Esotericism by John Holman. This thought-provoking book helps us to develop a better understanding of the nature of reality and our potential for transcendence—and revolutionizes the debate on the perennial philosophy.

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    The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley, "Both an anthology and an interpretation of the supreme mystics, East and West. . . . A magnificent achievement."--Rufus M. Jones "In his absorption and other-worldliness, he soars clear out of sight."--The New Yorker

    Rational Mysticism: Spirituality Meets Science in the Search for Enlightenment by John Horgan. surprising connections among seemingly disparate disciplines, not the least of which is a shared awe of the nature of the universe.

    Practical Mysticism, Evelyn Underhill.