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Although reports regarding the decline in popularity of the  written word continue, our approach to offering content is based on the belief that printed material that challenges the mind to go beyond itself still has a place in the human intellect. Be assured that each of the offerings here are selected to call the reader to a higher level.

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The Perils of Stanley the Squirrel: A fable for grown-ups   by Jim Aldrich                 I & Thou By: Martin Buber          The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu CHANGING YOUR MIND  2018  | e-mail: jim@changingyourmind.net Bring Me the Rhinoceros By John Tarrant Mind Travel By Jim Aldrich

Global warming, war, crime, desensitization of relationships, depression and . . . What does life hold for us? In "the Perils of Stanley the Squirrel" is a fable for grown-ups that challenges you to face what may well be the most important question facing humankind right now! Given the choice, which way of living offers all of the earth the best possible solutions? Those choices are these: To continue following the way taken by the Super-Predators of our world (humankind) OR a life lived in synch with all of nature? Through exploration, discovery, and his experiences with nature, the perils Stanley faces in seeking after truth are important truths for all of us.

$7.95

Bring Me the Rhinoceros is an unusual guide to happiness and a can opener for your thinking. For fifteen hundred years, Zen koans have been passed down through generations of masters, usually in private encounters between teacher and student. This book deftly retells more than a dozen traditional koans, which are partly paradoxical questions dangerous to your beliefs and partly treasure boxes of ancient wisdom. Koans show that you don’t have to impress people or change into an improved, more polished version of yourself. Instead you can find happiness by unbuilding, unmaking, throwing overboard, and generally subverting unhappiness. John Tarrant brings the heart of the koan tradition out into the open, reminding us that the old wisdom remains as vital as ever, a deep resource available to anyone in any place or time.

$15.26

Martin Buber's I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born since World War II considers Buber as one of its prophets.

The need for a new English translation has been felt for many years. The old version was marred by many inaccuracies and misunderstandings, and its recurrent use of the archaic "thou" was seriously misleading. Now Professor Walter Kaufmann, a distinguished writer and philosopher in his own right who was close to Buber, has retranslated the work at the request of Buber's family. He has added a wealth of informative footnotes to clarify obscurities and bring the reader closer to the original, and he has written a long "Prologue" that opens up new perspectives on the book and on Buber's thought. This volume should provide a new basis for all future discussions of Buber.

$15.95

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.

In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?

They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.

We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.

$14.00

Here in story version is an allegory that asks the reader to examine the myths that impact our lives as U.S. citizens. How our Western culture collides with life: From cradle to grave oppressive systems, religion, the world of politics and our day to day life. The story includes:

A deceptive romance, - Sciences of the future, - A spiritual journey unlike any before it,

A world-wide political conspiracy, The work of Evil, ignored by many,

In Mind Travel you will follow a young reporters unbelievable journey that results in his becoming a hunted man. This 240+ page book so important that required 3 parts to tell.

In Part 1 are the critical milestones that led to the rest of the story; a journey to Heaven and a warning to all of the world.

Part 2 brings to the reader a unique view of heaven, including key interviews and more questions than answers.

Part 3 is the culmination of the events from Parts 1 and 2. Here the power and message of evil is finally learned. What is at the heart of the Creators message?

READER WARNING!

This is a work of fiction! Any resemblance to current events is purely coincidental. This does not mean that it couldn’t happen!

$14.95 Metaphorical  Theology: Models of God in Religious Language By Sallie McFague

Topics include language, parables, scripture, models, and more. Discussion ranges from models in theology to models in science. 225pp. Index. References.

$19.50