Steve Jobs was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc., the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, and a member of The Walt Disney Company’s board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

  • Autobiography of a Yogi

    is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation. Profoundly inspiring, it is at the same time vastly entertaining, warmly humorous and filled with extraordinary personages. Self-Realization Fellowship’s editions, and none others, include extensive material added by the author after the first edition was published, including a final chapter on the closing years of his life.,Selected as “One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century”, , has been translated into more than 50 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a classic of religious literature. Several million copies have been sold, and it continues to appear on best-seller lists after more than sixty consecutive years in print.

  • Be Here Now

    ???We???re talking about metamorphosisWe???re talking about going from a caterpillar to a butterflyWe???re talking about how to become a butterfly.???,In March 1961, Professor Richard Alpert ??? later renamed Ram Dass ??? held appointments in four departments at Harvard University. He published books, drove a Mercedes and regularly vacationed in the Caribbean. By most societal standards, he had achieved great success… And yet he couldn???t escape the feeling that something was missing.,Psilocybin and LSD changed that. During a period of experimentation, Alpert peeled away each layer of his identity, disassociating from himself as a professor, a social cosmopolite, and lastly, as a physical being. Fear turned into exaltation upon the realization that at his truest, he was just his inner-self: a luminous being that he could trust indefinitely and love infinitely.,And thus, a spiritual journey commenced. Alpert headed to India where his guru renamed him Baba Ram Dass ??? ???servant of God.??? He was introduced to mindful breathing exercises, hatha yoga, and Eastern philosophy. If he found himself reminiscing or planning, he was reminded to ???Be Here Now.??? He started upon the path of enlightenment, and has been journeying along it ever since.,Be Here Now is a vehicle for sharing the true message, and a guide to self-determination.

  • Cosmic Consciousness

    This is an attempted scientific study of illuminated individuals. Bucke provides three dozen very consistent examples of ‘cosmic consciousness.’ Some of these are the usual suspects, and others are contemporary case-histories which Bucke collected. Bucke proposed that these enlightened figures are evolutionary jumps, the predecessor of a more advanced species.

  • Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

    This modern spiritual classic highlights a trick we play on ourselves and offers a brighter reality: liberation by letting go of the self rather than working to improve it. ,The Tibetan meditation master Ch??gyam Trungpa calls attention to the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. “The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use,” he says, “even spirituality.” The universal tendency is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement???the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty.,Trungpa’s incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from these false comforts. Featuring a new foreword by his son and lineage holder, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism has resonated with students for nearly thirty years???and remains as fresh as ever today.

  • Diet for a Small Planet

    The book that started a revolution in the way Americans eat.,The extraordinary book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating is still a complete guide for eating well in the twenty-first century.,Sharing her personal evolution and how this groundbreaking book changed her own life, world-renowned food expert Frances Moore Lapp?? offers an all-new, even more fascinating philosophy on changing yourself???and the world???by changing the way you eat.,The Diet for a Small Planet features:

  • King Lear

    Shakespeare???s King Lear challenges us with the magnitude, intensity, and sheer duration of the pain that it represents. Its figures harden their hearts, engage in violence, or try to alleviate the suffering of others. Lear himself rages until his sanity cracks. What, then, keeps bringing us back to King Lear? For all the force of its language, King Lear is almost equally powerful when translated, suggesting that it is the story, in large part, that draws us to the play.,The play tells us about families struggling between greed and cruelty, on the one hand, and support and consolation, on the other. Emotions are extreme, magnified to gigantic proportions. We also see old age portrayed in all its vulnerability, pride, and, perhaps, wisdom???one reason this most devastating of Shakespeare???s tragedies is also perhaps his most moving.,The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world???s largest collection of Shakespeare???s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

  • Meetings with Remarkable Men

    ‘You must learn not what people round you consider good or bad, but to act in life as your conscience bids you’.,For twenty years, the spiritual teacher Gurdjieff journeyed through Central Asia and the Middle East. Part travelogue, part adventure, part spiritual guide, Meetings with Remarkable Men vividly describes his encounters with the people who aided his search for knowledge: his father, a bard, who handed down to him tales of wonder and magic; a Russian prince dedicated to the truth; a Persian dervish who taught him a new way of living; a woman who escaped slavery to become a trusted fellow seeker. Through them, we see a young man discovering the answers to who we are and what it means to live fully.

  • Moby-Dick

    A masterpiece of storytelling, this epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and fantastical sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. In telling the tale of Ahab’s passion for revenge and the fateful voyage that ensued, Melville produced far more than the narrative of a hair-raising journey; Moby-Dick is a tale for the ages that sounds the deepest depths of the human soul.,Interspersed with graphic sketches of life aboard a whaling vessel, and a wealth of information on whales and 19th-century whaling, Melville’s greatest work presents an imaginative and thrilling picture of life at sea, as well as a portrait of heroic determination. The author’s keen powers of observation and firsthand knowledge of shipboard life (he served aboard a whaler himself) were key ingredients in crafting a maritime story that dramatically examines the conflict between man and nature.,”A valuable addition to the literature of the day,” said American journalist Horace Greeley on the publication of Moby-Dick in 1851 ??? a classic piece of understatement about a literary classic now considered by many as “the great American novel.” Read and pondered by generations, the novel remains an unsurpassed account of the ultimate human struggle against the indifference of nature and the awful power of fate.,Much of Moby Dick was inspired by the 1821 work Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex, which in turn inspired the 2015 movie In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth.

  • Mucusless Diet Healing System

    Prof. Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless Diet Healing System: Annotated, Revised, and Edited by Prof. Spira is a complete course for everyone who desires to learn how to control their health. You will learn how to overcome debilitating health issues naturally, identify which foods are mucus-forming, get rid of nasal congestion and terrible coughing, eliminate unnecessary weight, heal yourself of numerous painful ailments, transition safely and permanently toward a mucus-free diet, and combine the mucusless diet with intermittent fasting.

  • Ramakrishna and His Disciples

    This biography of Ramakrishna was written for the West by one of England’s most talented authors. The writing is beautiful in itself, but the story of a most unusual man with unheard of spiritual yearning is what this book is really about.,Excerpt: “This is the story of a phenomenon. I will begin by calling him simply that, rather than “holy man,””mystic,”or “saint”; all emotive words with mixed associations which may attract some readers, repel others.,”A phenomenon is always a fact, an object of experience. That is how I shall try to approach Ramakrishna . . . I only ask you to approach Ramakrishna with the same open-minded curiosity you might feel for any highly unusual human being.”

  • The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas

    The original and classic The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas is available once again, now with a brilliant new preface by Paul Muldoon.,The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas contains poems that Thomas personally decided best represented his work. A year before its publication Thomas died from swelling of the brain triggered by excessive drinking. (A piece of New Directions history: it was our founder James Laughlin who identified Thomas??? body at the morgue of St. Vincent???s Hospital.),Since its initial publication in 1953, this book has become the definitive edition of the poet???s work. Thomas wrote ???Prologue??? addressed to ???my readers, the strangers??? ??? an introduction in verse that was the last poem he would ever write. Also included are classics such as ???And Death Shall Have No Dominion,??? ???Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night,??? and ???Fern Hill??? that have influenced generations of artists from Bob Dylan (who changed his last name from Zimmerman in honor of the poet), to John Lennon (The Beatles included Thomas??? portrait on the cover of Sgt. Pepper???s Lonely Hearts Club Band); this collection even appears in the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy???s The Road when it is retrieved from the rubble of a bookshelf.

  • The Innovator’s Dilemma

    Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors. A Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestseller. Named by Fast Company as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen???s work continues to underpin today???s most innovative leaders and organizations.,The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world???s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller???one of the most influential business books of all time???innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right???yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. ,Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator???s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Sharp, cogent, and provocative???and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time???The Innovator???s Dilemma is the book no manager, leader, or entrepreneur should be without.

  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

    A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were???and still are. ,is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach.,With ,Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don???t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of ???normal science,??? as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age.,This new edition of Kuhn???s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn???s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking???s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. ??Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.

  • The Way of White Clouds

    ‘It tells of terrible journeys, of men masked against the sun (riding through ethereal regions with their feet frozen), of welcoming fog-girt monasteries lit by butter lamps at the journey’s end’ New Statesman The Way of the White Clouds is the remarkable narrative of a pilgrimage which could not be made today. Lama Anagarika Govinda was among the last to journey through Tibet before its invasion by the Chinese. His unique account is not only a spectacular and gloriously poetic story of exploration and discovery, it is also invaluable for its sensitive and clearly presented interpretation of the Tibetan tradition.’Why is it that the fate of Tibet has found such a deep echo in the world There can only be one answer: Tibet has become the symbol of all that present-day humanity is longing for’ Lama Anagarika Govinda.

  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

    “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”,So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it’s all about. An instant teaching on the first page. And that’s just the beginning.,In the forty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner???s Mind has become one of the great modern spiritual classics, much beloved, much reread, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basics???from the details of posture and breathing in zazen to the perception of nonduality???in a way that is not only remarkably clear, but that also resonates with the joy of insight from the first to the last page.