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The Psychology of the Esoteric (Insights into Energy and Consciousness)

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The Psychology of the Esoteric (Insights into Energy and Consciousness)

The Psychology of the Esoteric (Insights into Energy and Consciousness)

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Item Code: IDK226
Author: Osho
Publisher: Rebel Publishing House
Edition: 2007
ISBN: 8172612117
Pages: 305
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 7.8" X 5.0"
weight of the book: 450 gms
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Preface

If esoteric work is introduced to you without any foundation, you are not going to work for the foundation, because that is not interesting. The esoteric work is really very interesting, but I don't want you to make a temple without a foundation. It has happened many times; then the temple fall and destroys those who were building it.

The word esoteric simply means: you cannot put it objectively, scientifically. It is something inner, something subjective, something so mysterious, so miraculous that you can experience it but you can not explain it. You can have it, but still you cannot explain it. It remains beyond explanation. And it is good that there is something in life which you cannot bring down to language, which you cannot bring down to the objective world – something which remains always beyond. You can become one with it.

I have been spontaneous in my work, but these are the mysteries of life, that existence itself has taken care. I have left it to existence, "Whatever you want me to do, I will do." I am not the doer; I am just a passage for existence to reach people. So I have never planned, but existence functions in a very planned way. So all the phases that have passed were necessary, and now we are ready to enter into the last phase the ultimate ecstasy.

Ecstasy cannot be pragmatic.
Love cannot be pragmatic.
Trust cannot be pragmatic.
All that is valuable is esoteric.

From the Jacket

"The dignity, the beauty and the glory of man is consciousness. But it is a burden also. The glory and the burden come simultaneously the minute you become conscious. Every step is a movement between the two. With man, choice and conscious individuality come into existence. You can evolve, but your evolution will be an individual endeavor. You may evolve to become a buddha or you may not. The choice is yours."

Osho continues to inspire millions of people worldwide in their search to define a new approach to individual spirituality that is self-directed and responds to the everyday challenges of contemporary life. His unique perspective encompasses both the timeless wisdom of the East and the highest potential of Western science and technology, and he was named by The Sunday Times of London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century." The American novelist Tom Robbins has called him "the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ."

Back of the Back

In this book, Osho explores the world of the esoteric. He gives insight and meaning to the subtlest expressions of human energy including kundalini, tension and relaxation in the seven energy bodies, and the significance of dreaming. He shows how by simply being in the present moment and becoming aware of our vital energy, our ordinary, day-to-day lives can become filled with wonder and mystery.

Contents

1 Inward Revolution 1
2The Mystery of Meditation 17
3Sex, Love and Prayerfulness: Three Steps to the Divine 39
4 Kundalini Yoga: Returning to the Roots57
5Esoteric Games: A Hindrance to Growth 85
6The Psychology of Dreams 105
7Transcending the Seven Bodies 129
8Becoming and Being 167
9The Fallacy of Knowledge 191
10Truth, Goodness, Beauty: Windows to the Divine 215
11Right Questioning 237
12Balancing the Rational and the Irrational 265
About the Author 299
OSHO International Meditation Resort 301
More Osho Books 304
For More Information 309
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