Some More Reading Material Worth Mentioning--
This week the mailman brought me the new issue of "Sophia: Journal of the Melkite Catholic Church." I plan on writing more about this real soon, because this issue is full of excellent articles (many of them reprinted from other more obscure & hard to find sources.) Some great features about the work our new Pope & others in the Roman Catholic & Eastern Catholic Churches are doing to attempt to heal the schism between us & our Orthodox Christian brothers & sisters.
I also received the new issue (a double issue at that!) of "Orthodox Word" published by the St. Herman of Alaska monastery in CA., as well as two other Eastern Orthodox journals from two other monasteries here in America.
Lots of interesting (I hope!) books acquired in the past few days, as well as unearthing a few under-read gems from my storage unit:
"Eight Steps to Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness"
-by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
"Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence"
-by B. Alan Wallace
"The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe"
-by Lynne McTaggart
"Eastern Wisdom, Modern Life: Collected Talks 1960-1969"
-by Alan Watts
"Rebel Buddha: A Guide to a Revolution of Mind"
-by Dzogchen Ponlop
"Divine Mercy in My Soul: The Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska"
-Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception
"Faustina: Apostle of Divine Mercy"
-by Catherine M. Odell
"West Syrian Liturgical Theology"
-by Fr. Baby Varghese
"Thomas Aquinas: Theologian of the Christian Life"
-by Nicholas M. Healy
"Lost Christianity: A Journey of Rediscovery"
-by Jacob Needleman
"Early Christian Traditions"
-by Rebecca Lyman
"Catholicity & Heresy in the Early Church"
-by Mark Edwards
"A Concise Survey of Western Civilization: Supremacies & Diversities throughout History"
-by Brian A. Pavlac
"African Temples of the Anunnaki: Lost Technologies of the Gold Mines of Enki"
-by Michael Tellinger
"The Magus of Strovolos: The Extraordinary World of a Spiritual Healer"
-by Kyriacos C. Markides
"Pathways of Spiritual Living"
-by Susan A. Muto
"Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here"
-by T. Horn & C. Putnam
"Faith & Mental Health: Religious Resources for Healing"
-by Harold G. Koenig, M.D.
"Wisdom from World Religions"
-by Sir John Templeton
"Forgiveness & Reconciliation"