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Psychology of Religion

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  • Paranormal Investigators 2, Amityville An Ed and Lorraine Warren File

    PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS, #2

    by rodney cannon ...
    series PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS #2
    Amityville has become a name that evokes images of death and supernatural horror. In this book we look at the events that formed the legend and the paranormal investigators who believed that the truth behind the murders that happened there had a supernatural origin. ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Why God Won't Go Away

    Brain Science and the Biology of Belief

    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 this brilliant, groundbreaking new book, ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Believing Brain

    From Spiritual Faiths to Political Convictions – How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

    Synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist and science historian, Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow. The brain, Shermer argues, is a belief engine. Using sensory data that flow in through the senses, the brain naturally looks for and finds patterns - and then ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • God's Debris

    A Thought Experiment

    by Scott Adams ...
    God's Debris is the first non-Dilbert, non-humor book by best-selling author Scott Adams. Adams describes God's Debris as a thought experiment wrapped in a story. It's designed to make your brain spin around inside your skull. Imagine that  you meet a very old man who—you eventually realize—knows literally everything. Imagine that he explains for you the great mysteries of life: quantum physics, ... Read more

    $10.55 AUD

  • The Dark Night of the Soul

    A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth

    by Gerald G. May ...
    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 has been trivialised and neglected to our serious ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Empath: How to Stop Overthinking, Find Fulfillment in Life and Enjoy the Present Moment for Empaths and Highly Sensitive People

    Empath Series, #2

    series Empath Series #2
    Get Ready to Experience Life at New HeightsCongratulations on finding your way here! You're about to discover the done-for-you solution to taking your levels of happiness to heights you've never experienced before. In my experience, a lot of Empaths have a hard time finding someone who is able to relate to their problems. As such, it is particularlyimportant for this group of people that the ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Terror in the Name of God

    Why Religious Militants Kill

    by Jessica Stern ...
    For four years, Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Traveling extensively—to refugee camps in Lebanon, to religious schools in Pakistan, to prisons in Amman, Asqelon, and Pensacola—she discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist bomber in Oklahoma have much in common ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Science and Spiritual Practices

    Reconnecting through direct experience

    In this pioneering book Rupert Sheldrake shows how science helps validate seven practices on which all religions are built, and which are part of our common human heritage:· Meditation· Gratitude· Connecting with nature· Relating to plants· Rituals· Singing and chanting· Pilgrimage and holy places.The effects of spiritual practices are now being investigated scientifically as never before, and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Judas Syndrome

    Why Good People Do Awful Things

    Even people we think are our friends will deny and betray us. Are they bad people, or just don’t do enough, or people with good intentions but acting in ignorance? Or are they basically decent people who, when put to the test, fail because of their weak faith?Filled with many examples, Judas Syndrome gives concrete ways to prevent people, even other Christians, from hurting you and the role that ... Read more

    $22.76 AUD

  • The Sun My Heart

    From Mindfulness to Insight Contemplation

    Peace activist, poet, scholar and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh invites us to welcome The Sun My Heart into our lives like a friend. And, as a true friend, its company is to be savoured. Written as the sequel to The Miracle of Mindfulness, this simple, compassionate book offers warmth and wisdom drawn from everyday anecdotes, Buddhist psychology and even contemporary physics. We can turn to The Sun ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Power of Awareness

    The Power of Awareness by Neville Goddard Leave the mirror and change your face. Leave the world alone and change your conceptions of yourself. It is only by a change of consciousness, by actually changing your concept of yourself, that you can "build more stately mansions" — the manifestations of higher and higher concepts. You must turn from the objective appearance of things to the ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • A to Z Course in Miracles for Total Beginners

    by Lisa Bond ...
    "Some of the ideas you will find hard to believe, and others you will find quite startling. This does not matter. You are merely asked to apply the ideas as you are directed to do. You are not asked to judge the ideas at all. It is their use that will give them meaning to you, and will showy you that they are true."The Course in Miracles.The Course in Miracles was written by Helen Schucman and ... Read more

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  • Leviathan

    or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill

    by Thomas Hobbes ...
    Part I: Of Man In Part I, Hobbes attempts an analysis of society from first principles, beginning with Man and the Senses. He develops this in a sequence of definitions (for example: Imagination is "nothing but decaying sense" and is the same as Memory). He points out the Necessity of Definitions, which is a hint that he is attempting an axiomatisation of political philosophy in line with the ... Read more

    $2.23 AUD

  • Born to Believe

    God, Science, and the Origin of Ordinary and Extraordinary Beliefs

    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 life. They motivate us, provide us with our individual ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Families and Faith

    How Religion is Passed Down across Generations

    Winner of the Distinguished Book Award from American Sociology Association Sociology of Religion Section Winner of the Richard Kalish Best Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America Few things are more likely to cause heartache to devout parents than seeing their child leave the faith. And it seems, from media portrayals, that this is happening more and more frequently. But is ... Read more

    $22.76 AUD

  • Totality Beliefs and the Religious Imagination

    Many books criticising religion have appeared in recent years but most have been written by people who never had a religious belief or lost it early in life. This one is different, in that it offers an inside view of what it feels like to be immersed in two quite different belief systems, Roman Catholicism and Transcendental Meditation, and then to leave them. In both cases, though for different ... Read more

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  • The Religion War

    by Scott Adams ...
    In this frenetically paced sequel to Adams' best-selling "thought experiment," God's Debris, the smartest man in the world is on a mission to stop a cataclysmic war between Christian and Muslim forces and save civilization. The brilliantly crafted, thought-provoking fable raises questions about the nature of reality and just where our delusions are taking us. With publication of The Religion War, ... Read more

    $10.55 AUD

  • Psychology and the Perennial Philosophy

    Studies in Comparative Religion

    Modern psychology is at an impasse as it searches anxiously for new therapies to address the increasing occurrence of mental illness in contemporary society. In this groundbreaking anthology, leading authors from the perennialist school, including Huston Smith, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, and Frithjof Schuon, draw on the age-old insights of the world’s wisdom traditions to argue that modern psychology ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • A Brief Introduction to the Psychology of Religion

    by Terry Swan ...
    A Brief Introduction to the Psychology of Religion is a concise text that covers a varied field of knowledge in a comprehensive manner. Your authors draw on research, past and present to investigate religious beliefs systems and behaviors. The great subject of Psychology of Religion will both challenge and allure you to ponder the deep and complex questions of life itself.  Contributors include: ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Darwin's Apple

    The Evolutionary Biology of Religion

    Darwin’s Apple proposes a new explanation for the origin and purpose of religion within the incontrovertible theory of evolution. It describes how religion is biologically adaptive and genetically evolved through the co-evolution of religion, ritual, and advanced human cognition.   Reviewers’ comments about Darwin’s Apple:   A good melange of scholarly thinking and yet readable to those who are ... Read more

    $7.47 AUD

  • Critical Religion Reader

    WHAT IS CRITICAL RELIGION?This volume presents 26 short articles that span topics from stained glass to homosexuality to the Research Excellence Framework, and which have geographically diverse foci from Britain to Lebanon to Japan. What brings them together is that they all share a critical approach to the concept 'religion'. The word 'critical' here should be understood in a positive sense: ... Read more

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  • In Gods We Trust

    The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion

    by Scott Atran ...
    series Evolution and Cognition
    This ambitious, interdisciplinary book seeks to explain the origins of religion using our knowledge of the evolution of cognition. A cognitive anthropologist and psychologist, Scott Atran argues that religion is a by-product of human evolution just as the cognitive intervention, cultural selection, and historical survival of religion is an accommodation of certain existential and moral elements ... Read more

    $51.25 AUD

  • Spiritual Evolution

    A Scientific Defense of Faith

    In our current era of holy terror, passionate faith has come to seem like a present danger. Writers such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens have been happy to throw the baby out with the bathwater and declare that the danger is in religion itself. God, Hitchens writes, is not great.But man, according to George E. Vaillant, M.D., is great. In Spiritual Evolution, Dr. Vaillant ... Read more

    $19.24 AUD

  • Taming The Tiger

    Tibetan Teaching For Improving Daily Life

    TAMING THE TIGER is based on twenty years Buddhist teaching in the West and aims to help anyone seeking the truth about suffering and happiness. The first part of the book deals with topics such as Impermanence, The Right Motivation, Facing the Situation, Body, Speech and Mind, Compassion, and Mindfulness. The second part is devoted to exercises, meditations and relaxation techniques for body and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD