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- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.95
Praise for Scott Carney "Carney writes with considerable narrative verve, slamming home the misery of what he has witnessed with passion and visceral detail." ?Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Carney knows how to tell a story." ?Carl Elliott, The Wall Street Journal more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 131.00
? Includes coverage of a variety of drugs, most of which are currently illegal in the United States, accompanied by scientific explanations of how they spur spiritual experiences ? Offers compelling narratives from individuals?both laypeople and professionals?who found new dimensions within their lives and heightened their spirituality by the use... more...
- Pitchstone Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99
In this groundbreaking volume, J. Anderson Thomson Jr., MD, and Clare Aukofer offer a succinct yet comprehensive study of how and why the human mind generates religious belief. Dr. Thomson, a highly respected practicing psychiatrist with credentials in forensic psychiatry and evolutionary psychology, methodically investigates the components and causes... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 13.95
A guided tour through the burgeoning business of exorcism and the darker side of American life . There is no other religious ritual more fascinating, or more disturbing, than exorcism. This is particularly true in America today, where the ancient rite has a surprisingly strong hold on our imagination, and on our popular entertainment industry. We?ve... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate "monks" awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in 1997 when its members committed collective suicide. As a way of understanding such perplexing events, many have seen those who join cults as needy, lost souls, unable to think for themselves. more...
- Atria Books 2007; US$ 15.99
Born to Believe was previously published in hardcover as Why We Believe What We Believe . Prayer...meditation...speaking in tongues. What do these spiritual activities share and how do they differ? Why do some people believe in God, while others embrace atheism? From the ordinary to the extraordinary, beliefs give meaning to the mysteries of... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
"In a day where religion-or, rather arguments over religion-divide us into ever more entrenched and frustrated camps, Krista Tippett is exactly the measured, balanced commentator we need." -Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love "Tippett's prose is lyrical and profound; her arguments should move the secularist and the dogmatist alike to... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
View our feature on Kathleen Norris?s Acedia & Me .Kathleen Norris?s masterpiece: a personal and moving memoir that resurrects the ancient term acedia , or soul-weariness, and brilliantly explores its relevancy to the modern individual and culture. Kathleen Norris had written several much loved books, yet she couldn?t drag herself out of bed... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95
Why have we humans always longed to connect with something larger than ourselves? Why does consciousness inevitably involve us in a spiritual quest? Why, in short, won't God go away? Theologians, philosophers, and psychologists have debated this question through the ages, arriving at a range of contradictory and ultimately unprovable answers. But in... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Now in paperback: a distinguished psychiatrist, spiritual counsellor and bestselling author shows how the dark sides of the spiritual life are a vital ingredient in deep, authentic, healthy spirituality. Gerald G. May, MD, one of the great spiritual teachers and writers of our time, argues that the dark 'shadow' side of the true spiritual life... more...