Explore one of Tamil Nadu´s many grand Hindu temples, stopping to savour the smell of jasmine garlands piled up before carved granite gods. Crane your neck to see the top of these towering pyramid-like temples adorned with the statues of deities, warriors and dancers. Escape the heat by following the footsteps of the British colonialists into the charming hill stations, or go surround yourself by nature in the blue Nilgiri mountains. Featuring detailed coverage of this wonderfully diverse region, Footprintfocus Chennai & Tamil Nadu will prove an invaluable companion. - Essentials section with practical tips on getting there and around. - Background section with fascinating information on the region´s unique history, culture & cuisine. - Comprehensive listings of where to eat, sleep & play including festivals and horse riding. - Detailed street maps for important cities and towns. - Slim enough to fit in your pocket. Loaded with advice and information, this concise Footprintfocus guide will help you get the most out of Tamil Nadu without weighing you down. The content of the Footprintfocus Chennai & Tamil Nadu guide has been extracted from Footprint´s India Handbook.
The psychic abilities of most humans are dampened by the clatter of the conscious mind. In this timely book, Targ draws on the work of ancient mystics and traditions--Gnostic, Christian, Buddhist, kabbalistic Jewish, Sufi, yogi, and especially Hindu spiritual master Patanjali--to show readers how to quiet this noise and see into the far reaches of time and space through remote viewing.
Mauritius is a conundrum. A small, exotic, multiethnic island nation in the Indian Ocean, to some it is a multicultural ´´rainbow,´´ a haven of peace, love, and understanding. Others see it as ethnically divided, cultivating only ´´sugarcane and prejudice.´´ Opinions differ as to whether it is a Creole island, a Hindu-dominated Little India, or a neo-colonial outpost of the French-speaking world. Optimists see it as the biggest social and economic miracle of the post-colonial world, whereas pessimists believe it to be a social accident waiting to happen. For many visitors Mauritius appears to be a carefree tropical paradise, but its complexity will baffle any foreigner who dares to leave the comfort of the luxury beach resort. Daily life is far from idyllic for the majority of the population struggling to reconcile traditional culture and old ethno-religious antagonisms with the demands of the modern world. Mauritius is a very new nation, formed over the past three centuries. Although the South and East Asian influence is very strong, its most defining characteristic is its very multiculturalism. Its traditions reflect the diversity of the people, and Mauritian language, food and religion form an intoxicating medley. Other customs have been created locally and are shared by all, such as the lively and popular musical tradition of sega. Modernization and global economics mean many younger Mauritians now share a common culture and outlook on life, where the sense of being Mauritian outweighs ancestral ties and divisive communalism. Culture Smart! Mauritius will help you make sense of the modern and the traditional, of shared and ancestral culture, and enable you to navigate your way through the contradictions at the heart of modern Mauritius. Show the expected courtesy and respect and you will meet many extraordinary, warm-hearted, patient, and friendly people who are keen to welcome outsiders from any part of the world.
The word kundalini refers to an energy that everyone has within them, but that usually lies dormant. What this means is that the majority of people don´t feel this energy and, much of the time, don´t even know it exists. However, in a few rare cases, this energy can come to life, getting activated and aroused. Depending on the person and their knowledge, readiness, and viewpoint, this can be a joyous occasion or something that disturbs and frightens them a bit. People who intentionally awaken their kunalini will have a positive reaction to this phenomenon. The word kundalini is a Sanskrit word which translates to the word ´´coiled´´, similar to the posture a snake adopts when it lies on the ground. This energy has not been recognized or acknowledged by science in the medical field and even among meditative experts and longtime teachers. The definition is rarely ever fully understood. However, this phenomenon is thoroughly discussed and mentioned in important texts about tantra and yoga, including both Hindu and Buddhist sources. Since this word has been used so widely, a lot of people think of it as the material of legends or simply a useful metaphor for personal growth or transformation. Some have even defined it as a person´s creative potential. While this may be the case for some, who can look to symbolism to gain meaning in kundalini, it´s a very real and quite literal experience for others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Stephens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072434/bk_acx0_072434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bianca is a beautiful, glamorous escort who has made a fortune offering her body to rich men. She has engaged in every type of sexual pleasure; she´s been a vampy dominatrix, knows how to give amazing fellatio, and enjoys deep anal penetration--all accompanied by drugs and alcohol. Her life has been one long, hedonistic joyride. But she has two terrible and ironic problems. Hope comes in the form of Jean-Claude, an expert in Tantric massage. Bianca is his latest in a long line of clients and certainly his most challenging one. Jean-Claude comes into Bianca´s life and initiates her into the secret of a very old type of sensuality: Tantra, from Hindu philosophy. As Jean-Claude gets closer to Bianca and instructs her in the ways of Tantra, he discovers dark secrets from her past and cruel enemies hell bent on destroying Bianca´s new found happiness. My Blossoming Orchid is the first Tantric sex novel of its type, taking you on an erotic journey from the glamour and luxury of Manhattan and Newport right down to the sleazy and dangerous part of Harlem via the gambling craziness of Las Vegas and finally ending up in front of the doors of the majesty of the Taj Mahal in India. Bianca´s story will make you laugh and cry and show you in the most extreme detail the different steps to achieving a G-spot orgasm and the wild rush of female ejaculation. Every woman (and man),will learn from the extraordinary story of one woman´s quest to escape sexual frigidity and blossom into a sexual goddess, finding at the end the most surprising and intimate pleasure of every woman´s dream. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie Hélène. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030128/bk_acx0_030128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A clear-cut guide to the auric field and how to develop it. The most agreed upon origins of the word ´´aura´´ can be traced back to Greek and Latin roots with the meanings ´´breeze´´, ´´breath´´, ´´wind´´, or ´´air´´. In the mid-19th century, the term started to take on a different connotation in Europe, and was used to describe the ´´characteristic impression´´ made by a person. A few years later, spiritualists adopted it to convey the subtle field of energy that radiates off beings. Hindu scholars insist that ´´aura´´ actually comes from Sanskrit, and refers to the spokes in a wheel. The imagery of a spoke originating from a hub is a parallel to how the aura radiates from the physical body. For the average person, the aura extends approximately three to five feet from the borders of the physical body. It is densest at the section closest to the flesh, and gradually becomes more transparent and indistinct the farther away it goes. It can be described as a cloud or flame that gradually fades out of the field of vision. During the course of the book we will explore: The nature of the human aura and its attributes How the auric field plays a part in your spiritual evolution The different layers and colors of the aura and their meanings How to start sensing auras How you can learn to see them Cleansing your field of negative energy Strengthening and maintaining good auric health And more! Download now and learn about the true nature of the aura! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristyn Mass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081920/bk_acx0_081920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When we talk about mythology, we often think of the Greeks or the Romans. Many people forget, however, that the historical country India, with more than one billion citizens, has a mythological heritage as well. In this audiobook, we’ll dive deeper into that heritage and the beliefs and religions that have contributed to it. You’ll hear about things like: The significance of cows, the multiple arms, and the symbolical color blue in Hindu mythology. The meaning of Namaskar in Hindu mythology. The main characteristics of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and other gods and goddesses in the Hindu religion. Some of the most intriguing tales from Hindu mythology. An overview of the Hindu demons. Marriage practices and matrimonies in ancient India. Indian Mythology is an interesting topic for those who try to understand the South Asian culture and come to a more comprehensive level of knowing their background and history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zachary Dylan Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121032/bk_acx0_121032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hell´s too full, so the Devil hires ad man Dirk Quigby to pen a travel guide enticing travelers to different afterlives: Hindu, Catholic, Protestant (that one´s got a lot of subdivisions), Scientologist, and more. Instead of writing a boffo best seller, Dirk unites all religions in a common goal: kill Dirk. E. E. King grew up in one of those tolerant households that don´t force religion down kids´ throats. This is the result. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001084/bk_acx0_001084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Yogananda was born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, to a devout family. According to his younger brother, Sananda, from his earliest years young Mukunda´s awareness and experience of the spiritual was far beyond the ordinary. In his youth he sought out many of India´s Hindu sages and saints, hoping to find an illuminated teacher to guide him in his spiritual quest. In 1910 Yogananda´s seeking after various saints mostly ended when, at the age of 17, he met his guru, Swami Yukteswar Giri. He describes his first meeting with Yukteswar as a rekindling of a relationship that had lasted for many lifetimes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125020/bk_acx0_125020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous --and popular -- of Indian criptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book´s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita´s teachings.