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Twinlab - LPP Regular Liquid Protein - 16 oz
Twinlab - LPP Regular Liquid Protein - 16 oz
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars dubious ingredient and poor taste, May 29, 2014
contains propylene glycol which is a suspected cancer cause, and tastes bad
other ingredients are reasonable but overall this is a dubious product


The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology
The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology
by Harris L. Friedman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $178.15
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive Overview of a Neglected but Important Field of Psychology, October 12, 2013
This handbook is impressive in its scope, comprehensiveness, and evenmindedly sympathetic and critical approach. It is the most comprehensive text in the field of Transpersonal Psychology and gives an excellent state of the art summary of the field.


Wisdom, Intuition and Ethics (Avebury Series in Philosophy)
Wisdom, Intuition and Ethics (Avebury Series in Philosophy)
by Trevor Curnow
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Unique in its crosscultural and interdisciplinary breadth, July 3, 2012
This is one of the very few books on wisdom and virtually unique in its crosscultural and interdisciplinary breadth. It draws on and integrates Western philosophical thinking on wisdom, intuition and ethics with ideas from contemplatives, contemporary psychology, and Eastern philosophies. And it does all this while being clear and readable.


Fingerprints of God: What Science Is Learning About the Brain and Spiritual Experience
Fingerprints of God: What Science Is Learning About the Brain and Spiritual Experience
by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Search for the Science of Spirituality, May 18, 2011
The author has done considerable reading and many interviews in her quest for "the science of spirituality." She writes well and her book is filled with stories, so many that you have to wade through them to find the relevant information.

Ultimately her search is a failure since she finds no proof of God. That, of course, is hardly surprising, even to her. The idea that there would be any proof, or even anything more than equivocal, to be found in the laboratory seems almost obvious.

Unfortunately the author pursues her quest with a unrecognized reductionistic bias. Her focus is primarily on the biology of religion, and so she focuses on genetics, neurochemicals and neurobiology as her favored hunting ground. She would have done much better to give more attention to some of the psychological research such as the fields of transpersonal psychology, integral studies and the work of Ken Wilber. However, if you are unfamiliar with the research on religion and want a breezy introduction, this may be a book for you.


by Barbara Bradley Hagerty Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality [Bargain Price](text only)1st (First) edition[Hardcover]2009
by Barbara Bradley Hagerty Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality [Bargain Price](text only)1st (First) edition[Hardcover]2009
by by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Edition: Hardcover
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Search for the Science of Spirituality, May 18, 2011
The author has done considerable reading and many interviews in her quest for "the science of spirituality." She writes well and her book is filled with stories, so many that you have to wade through them to find the relevant information.

Ultimately her search is a failure since she finds no proof of God. That, of course, is hardly surprising, even to her. The idea that there would be any proof, or even anything more than equivocal, to be found in the laboratory seems almost obvious.

Unfortunately the author pursues her quest with a unrecognized reductionistic bias. Her focus is primarily on the biology of religion, and so she focuses on genetics, neurochemicals and neurobiology as her favored hunting ground. She would have done much better to give more attention to some of the psychological research such as the fields of transpersonal psychology, integral studies and the work of Ken Wilber. However, if you are unfamiliar with the research on religion and want a breezy introduction, this may be a book for you.


Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology (Oxford Library of Psychology)
Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology (Oxford Library of Psychology)
by Shane J. Lopez
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $84.50
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid But Overly Academic, November 29, 2010
This weighty volume offers a lot of technical information written in a very academic style.
Unfortunately the obvious striving for academic detail and rigor comes at the expense of readability and interest, with the result that it feels like reading a collection of narrow academic journal articles rather than readable overviews.
The first edition managed to marry both rigor and readability better
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The Making of an Elder Culture: Reflections on the Future of America's Most Audacious Generation
The Making of an Elder Culture: Reflections on the Future of America's Most Audacious Generation
by Theodore Roszak
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reframing the aging of society: An elder culture, July 1, 2010
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This book is an effort to reframe the tidal wave of aging that is sweeping through the developed world. Usually the increased percentage of older people is viewed primarily in economic terms as somewhat of a disaster. Roszak wants to reframe the aging of society as a potential positive. His hope is that the emerging wave of elders will constitute an elder culture in which motives such as ecological and social concern, compassion and care and a larger vision will dominate and benefit society. It is a hopeful and hopefully valuable reframe away from the negative and predominately economic views that have dominated to date.

However there are also problems. Roszak assumes that the older population will effectively mature and grow wise and compassionate. However, it's by no means clear this will happen. Research shows that there is unfortunately little correlation between age and wisdom. A survey of golf clubs and retirement homes suggests that the elders are a mixed population, which is hardly surprising. One hopes Roszak is right, but it is not clear if this is more than a hope.

The book is marred by an unnecessarily aggressive tone towards conservatives. This is not to say that many of Roszak's arguments against conservative views are wrong; some of his arguments seem right. However, one would hope for a wiser, more compassionate perspective than Roszak always presents.

Other areas seem less than adequately treated. The discussion of psychedelics suggest they had little enduring social or political impact. However, there is considerable evidence that psychedelics spawned a large number of social movements and these are described in the book Higher Wisdom: Eminent Elders Discuss the Continuing Impact of Psychedelics.

However, Roszak has made a valuable contribution and we can only hope that his claim that an elder culture will emerge and that it will embody wisdom and compassion is correct.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unit looks good and makes sense but has problems, June 9, 2010
Unit looks good and makes sense but has problems:

1)The manual is unclear and says that before jumpstarting, all switches should be off. However, in fact the jump start safety switch needs to be on.

2) It had only enough power to barely turn over, let alone start, my Mazda Millennium.


Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich
Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich
by Duane Elgin
Edition: Paperback
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Voluntary Simplicity is an education, an inspiration, and a pleasure to read., January 5, 2010
Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a way of life that is outwardly simple, inwardly rich, 2nd ed. Duane Elgin.

In 1981 when the first edition of this book was published the ideas were widely regarded as counter-cultural and unnecessary. The book was ahead of its time. Now three decades have passed and the world is a very different place, a place distressingly similar to the one the author warned us about. The global and ecological concerns that Elgin pointed to are now painfully obvious; the inadequacies of materialistic lifestyles focused on accumulating wealth and possessions are evident, and their ecological costs are inescapable. On the other hand, the benefits of living more simply and consciously are increasingly apparent.

Duane Elgin is one of today's most sophisticated social thinkers, and deservedly won the 2006 International Goi Peace Award for his contributions to a global "vision, consciousness, and lifestyle." Consequently, this fully revised second edition of Voluntary Simplicity is about far more than merely the necessity of changing external lifestyles. The book reaches beyond the mechanics of voluntary simplicity to examine the many psychological, spiritual, and cultural benefits of living more simply and consciously. In doing so, Elgin makes clear that voluntary simplicity is not self-sacrifice but rather enlightened self-interest, and that this emerging lifestyle choice can foster individual and collective wellbeing in multiple areas. In fact, it is amazing how many of our global problems would be ameliorated if the ideas in this vitally important book were widely adopted. Fortunately the depth and significance of the ideas are matched by the clarity of style, so that Voluntary Simplicity is an education, an inspiration, and a pleasure to read.


Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Popular Culture
Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Popular Culture
by William D. Romanowski
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.54
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Down to earth, no nonsense book about the spiritual path and its pitfalls., October 22, 2009
Book Reviews *****

Marianna Caplan. Eyes Wide Open.

Marianna Caplan has written a series of down to earth, no nonsense books about the spiritual path and its pitfalls. Each of these books is valuable in pointing to the numberless errors that we humans are prey, to and that manifest themselves in spiritual practitioners, teachers and communities. Her writings are a refreshing antidote to the superficialities, errors, egocentric misuses and commercializations of spiritual practice that abound in the marketplace.

Eyes Wide Open is an excellent example of the spiritual discernment it tries to teach. With its aid we are more likely to end up with mature teachers, doing effective practices, and using them for ego transcendence rather than ego aggrandizement.

The book is clearly and intelligently written and a gift to us all.


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