Some of us are constantly plagued by worries and insecurities.
Even for confident people, Fear & panic have become increasing occurrences
as threats of - and real experiences of - financial problems, climate change and terrorist attacks increase.
Courage is NOT the Absence of Fear, but rather the Judgement that Something Else is MORE IMPORTANT than Fear!
Ambrose Hollingworth Redmoon
Some Classic Advice Manuals of Techniques for Managing Anxiety, Fear, Terror & Constant Worry...
Beyond Fear - down to earth approach - Rowe
Beyond Fear - spiritual approach - Don Miguel Ruiz
Friends and Enemies - relationships approach
"Beyond Fear"by psychotherapist
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The classic textbook on our alternative ways of dealing with fear and managing anxiety. Psychotherapeutic in approach, but easily readable and well-illustrated with real-life stories.
Fear can often lead to physical illnesss like anorexia, or mental problems such as panic attacks, depression and schizophrenia. This book advises on breaking the pattern of keeping fear to ourselves. It shows how to recognize the need for change and bring it about.
Beyond Fear:by Mary Carroll Nelson, don Miguel Ruiz, Miguel Ruiz
A Toltec Guide to Freedom and Joy
The Toltec Shamanic Teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz
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Fear is the source of all of the negative agreements we've made with life. It can alienate us from the joy that is our birthright. When we are able to look at our lives without fear or judgments, we realize that reality can be whatever we want it to be. "Beyond Fear" leads seekers of the Toltec Shamanism Way of freedom and joy on their spiritual journey into a state of empowerment.
More expansive and in-depth than "The Four Agreements", "Beyond Fear" contains information on life after death, prophecies about the evolution of humanity, and exercises and ceremonies to walk readers through the process of shedding fear and becoming spiritually and emotionally alive.
It has been my privilege to know don Miguel Angel Ruiz, and his lovely wife Gaya, for several years. Miguel and I have shared numerous conversations in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in Teotihuacan, Mexico.
On each occasion I became aware, for the duration of our talk, that we had been in another dimension where the possiblities for transformation are boundless. In this other place, where Gaya also dwells, affirmation, a positive viewpoint and a profoundly holistic sense of the sacred prevail. My task has been to collect, record and shape don Miguel's wisdom.
Though I am neither an apprentice nor a shaman, through the years of writing this book my imagination has been penetrated by nagualism with its eternal promise of heaven on earth, and I am grateful.
From the Back Cover
In order to practice the Four Agreements, before we can achieve the Mastery of Love, we must move Beyond Fear. Fear is the source of all the negative agreements we've made with life. It can alienate us from the joy that is our birthright. When we are able to look at our lives and our worlds without fear or judgments, we realize that this dream we are dreaming - reality - can be whatever we want it to be.
Don Miguel Ruiz, trained as a medical doctor and surgeon, is also a nagual (one with the ability to guide others to spirit), initiated as a Master of Intent in the Toltec tradition. His wisdom derives from a vision of Teotihuacan, "the place where Men become Gods." Seekers of the Toltec way to freedom and joy follow a ritual procession along the main passageway in Teotihuacan as they move beyond fear into a state of empowerment. Many students have made this journey with don Miguel. This comprehensive guide to the teachings of don Miguel Ruiz includes:
- the basic elements of Toltec wisdom and the spiritual practice that is the basis of The Four Agreements
- Tools for Transformation - exercises and ceremonies to walk readers through the process of shedding fear, judgment, and guilt
- an imaginary journey to Teotihuacan, the sacred center of nagual teaching
- information on life after death, and prophecies about the evolution of humanity
- biographical information on don Miguel Ruiz and his training with his curandera mother, the famous healer, Mother Sarita
The knowledge contained in this life-changing volume has the power to replace fear with joy.
About the Authors
Don Miguel Ruiz was born into a family of healers in rural Mexico and later attended medical school and taught and practiced as a surgeon. He rediscovered the ancient teachings of his youth following his own near-death experience. A nagual in the Toltec tradition, he lectures, holds workshops, and leads groups on transformative journeys to Teotihuacan, Mexico. His works include the bestseller The Four Agreements and The Mastery of Love.
Mary Carroll Nelson is an artist and the founder of the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, a national network of artists who express a holistic perspective. She is also the author of Artists of the Spirit (1994), in which she first wrote about don Miguel Ruiz and his presentation of the Toltec tradition.
"A surprising and illuminating view of life and the interrelatedness of all creation. Easy-to-follow practices, such as meditations and visualizations, add to the power and impact of the concepts taught by Don Miguel. This is not just "a nice idea" book, but is an actual guide to releasing the fear that haunts us all from the time we become conscious, as little children, until we die. The visual style of the writing makes it easy to distinguish Don Miguel's words from Mary C. Nelson's. Worth reading again and again." says Coril from California, USA
A Book That Will Free You and Empower You
"No book has changed my life more than Beyond Fear and The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz. I have been reading these books almost every day for the past six months. The gratitude I feel for these books cannot be expressed in words, because the transformation they have engendered is too profound. This book gives you all the information, love and tools you need to create the life you choose. This is not a book which tells you what to believe. This is a book that teaches you how to choose what you want to believe. It leads you to discover your own truth and your own path to happiness. Living the words in this book has freed and empowered me to find the peace and happiness I was seeking. Now, this book and all of don Miguel's words live in my heart, and they will continue to guide me every day in deepening my experience of spirituality. If you are considering buying this book, do. Give it a chance to wake you up, open up your soul and amaze you!" says Laura Paxton from Salinas, CA, United States
One of the best books on how to reclaim our integrity
"I like this book very much. I am biased, because I have been an apprentice of don Miguel Ruiz for four years, and the Toltec path has changed my life. Mary Carroll Nelson has done a wonderful job of bringing don Miguel's simple wisdom and love to the pages of this book. I have traveled many paths searching for my freedom, although I did not always know what I was looking for. Now, with this and don Miguel's other two books, and using the tools found here (The Four Agreements, Stalking and Dreaming, The inventory, recapitulation, forgiveness, etc.) I have reclaimed my personal power and found the simple peace that I was seeking. Thank you, don Miguel. I recommend that anyone who has read this far in these commments buy this and don Miguel's other two books (THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, and THE MASTERY OF LOVE.) And then do what he says! Miguel Ruiz lectures, leads workshops, and takes Power Journeys to Mexico and Peru, also. Find him, and go!" says Allan Hardman from Sonoma County, California, U.S.A.
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"Friends and Enemies"
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At the end of each of her earlier books, Dorothy Rowe described how happiness and satisfaction come not just from achievements, but from enjoying good relationships with other people. To date, however, she has not explored what constitutes a rewarding friendship, and in this book she sets out to do just that. But if human beings crave good relationships, they also need bad ones...
In imagining we have enemies we at least have the comfort of knowing that someone, somewhere, is thinking of us. At every level both people and nations seek out hate-figures, whether they are children at school or the Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo. By delving into what it is that makes us hate as well as what makes human behaviour, drawing upon her own prodigious wisdom and the work of neuroscientists and intelligence specialists to show not only what friendship is but how it may be learned as a skill.
"Those readers familiar with the work of Dorothy Rowe will realise immediately that Friends and Enemies is more ambitious in breadth of research, theory and knowledge than her previous books. Geographically, the essays in the book range through minutely observed, intensely descriptive encounters with citizens of Northern Ireland, Kosovo, South Africa and Lebanon, to well-documented conversations with asylum seekers and refugees worldwide, whose stories of appalling trials and tortures illustrate Ms Rowe's primary premise. We need enemies as well as friends as both render our existence valid.
As detailed in previous books, she divides human beings into two distinct psychological types, introvert and extravert, whose relationships may be complementary or antagonistic. These two types can be further sub-divided; I was fascinated to discover the "socially-skilled introvert" and the "shy extravert", each of whom may live life believing themselves their own opposite!
Each of us lives trapped within our learned observations and can never fully know anything or anyone outside of our own perception of the world, dubbed our "meaning structure" by Ms Rowe. Our relationships, individually and on a global scale are further complicated by what Ms Rowe calls "primitive pride", a defence structure whereby our learned defence mechanisms spring into action to protect our meaning structure from damage or even annihilation from other persons or even from ourselves. We work with the tool of meaning structure, which we protect with the tool of primitive pride. Individually, this can lead to intense damage in human relationships and to conflict and war between neighbouring communities and distant countries.
We must learn to change, to accept ourselves and other people as individuals on a personal, political and global level if we are to reduce human conflict in the coming century. Political leaders must be held to be the prime movers in instigating change, but the resposibility lies with all of us. Friendship and meaningful human communication are essential to all of us in our search for a rich and varied life. Dorothy Rowe's formidable knowledge of the human condition is tempered by her familiar intelligent empathy and down to earth wisdom, honed through many years' experience both as psychologist and lifelong observer of her fellow man. Not for the first time she threads her narrative with references to the emotional scarring of her own early life with her family in Australia. Each time I finish a book by Dorothy Rowe, I am astonished and grateful that she is so willing to share." says Josie Nicholson, Milton of Campsie nr Glasgow
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