#4727 - Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - Editor: Jerry Katz
- #4727 - Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - Editor: Jerry KatzThe Nonduality Highlights http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights/Announcement of new books from Julian Noyce and excerpt from an article on the nondual perspective of politics.
Julian Noyce writes:Greetings!
When I set up Non-Duality Press 8 years ago I felt intuitively there was an undercurrent of change taking place. Of course, there had always been pioneers and obscure mystery schools in the West but the coming together of east and west with a focus on the ground of being, had never, it seemed to me, been more apparent. Eastern schools of thought, the Perennial Philosophy, were being integrated in an intelligent way and being expressed in forms that could be related to in daily life. But books that reflected this apparent movement were published infrequently and on a timescale which wasn't reflecting the material that was emerging or the changes that were taking place.
The two books we publish this month exemplify the reasons we began publishing. Both writers express their experience passionately and intelligently but without specific agenda. Amberchele is incinerated in a high-security prison where he has lived for the last 30 years. Despite brutal conditions, there is a depth and beauty that come through in his writing. Richard Bates works as a locksmith in the English Midlands. He was gripped by an impulse to seek which didn't stop until it resolved itself.
Amberchele's writing is influenced by The Headless Way approach of Douglas Harding but I feel in this small book there is an expression of a wide-ranging and universal seeing. Richard's book is grounded in his daily life and explores how his encounter with Wholeness has affected what he once considered to be 'his life'. He, to a much lesser extent, also talks about a practical application of Douglas Harding's Headless Way
Of course, whether evolution happens in the timeless, and, indeed whether it matters at all, are separate questions. However, we do appear to be living in an era when wholeness is more revealed and accessible that it ever has been.
As both authors, in different degrees, have been influenced by Douglas Harding's we are offering the Headless Way DVDs at a reduced rate. See below and on our website for details.
With warm good wishes during this change of seasons.
PS. I would encourage you to download the samples in this newsletter and on the website listings for the books. We also have Kindle and EPub samples for download.
Access the links and read the rest of the newsletter here (it's a good link, just long):http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=s8js6mcab&v=0012ndadPBmR-I2efZdhviK2PDE9QMY2dHxps4fdBtKDUiQPa77BqSS-smm9MSt9hgChmlauDgk07JhJQEb7a9q98At2f8gwfDh0AmgQxrMb7wTuFSQ8zVfRQ%3D%3DA Non-Dualistic Political Paradigm
by Bill WalzThere is probably no area of human life more locked into dualistic consciousness than politics, and since politics is the arena in which decisions about how the elements of human society interact with each other, and eventually, with the natural world, it is imperative that we find a way beyond dualist thinking in politics.We must understand the inherent limitations of either-orthinking. We must be able to see, for example, that the arguments between individual-liberty/free-enterprise capitalism and support-for-all-socialism are false. We must see that our problems can only be resolved with a non-dualistic political perspective that synthesizes the best of capitalist/libertarian and socialist/collectivist political and economic philosophies.A dynamic system that skillfully balances protections for the liberty and enterprise of individuals, while guarding against excesses by the powerful at the expense of the vulnerable, is essential. Creative individualism and all-inclusive supportive community has to be the goal.In such a system, government is democratic in a quite pure sense with built-in protections against undue influence and control by special and powerful interests, while guided by an overarching non-dualistic philosophy. Education that trains citizens not only in traditional information and skills, but also complementary non-dualistic wisdom, must be open, available to all,and the highest societal priority.~ ~ ~Read the entire article here: