Eternal Now (New Age)

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Eternal Now is a concept of time perception suggested by numerous proponents of New Age spirituality. Its characteristics vary from increased awareness of the present moment to a broader, more open and holistic perception of one's subjective past and potential variants of future. The concept is consonant with and constitutes an integration and development of a number of approaches to spiritual alertness and totality of perception advocated by various forms of Buddhist philosophy (in particular Zen Buddhism), Shamanic practices, and other philosophical and spiritual directions, both ancient and contemporary.[1][2] [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Related terms used in various spiritual traditions and meditative practices include: restful alertness, total awareness, perception of "here and now", as well as others.

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  1. ^ The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, New World Library, October, 1999 ISBN 1-57731-152-3 (HC) ISBN 1-57731-480-8 (PB)
  2. ^ Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from The Power of Now, New World Library, October 10, 2001 ISBN 1-57731-195-7 (HC)
  3. ^ Stillness Speaks: Whispers of Now, New World Library, August 2003 ISBN 1-57731-400-X
  4. ^ The Wheel of Time: Shamans of Ancient Mexico, Their Thoughts About Life, Death and the Universe, 1998. ISBN 0-9664116-0-9
  5. ^ Knight, J.Z. (1999, rev.2004). Ramtha: The White Book. Yelm, Washington: JZK Publishing.
  6. ^ Partnering With God : Practical Information for the New Millennium (Kryon Book Six) (1997) Kryon Writings , ISBN 1-888053-10-0
  7. ^ Wallis, Roy (1986), "Religion as Fun? The Rajneesh Movement", Sociological Theory, Religion and Collective Action (Queen's University, Belfast): Pages 191–224, reprinted in Aveling 1999, pp. 129–161
  8. ^ The Biblical Concept of «Time» By Wayne Jackson
  9. ^ Brent D. Slife. Time and Psychological Explanation. SUNY Press 1993. 343 pages
  10. ^ Wouter J. Hanegraaff. New Age Religion and Western Culture:Esotericism in the Mirror of Secular Thought. SUNY Press 1998 580 pages
  11. ^ Джеймс Льюис The Astrology Book:The Encyclopedia of Heavenly Influences. Visible Ink Press 2003. 928 pages
  12. ^ Robert S. Ellwood, Gregory D. Alles. The Encyclopedia of World Religions. Infobase Publishing 2007. 514 pages
  13. ^ Adam Possamai. In Search of New Age Spiritualities. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. 2005 160 pages
  14. ^ Daren Kemp. New Age: A Guide : Alternative Spiritualities from Aquarian Conspiracy to Next Age. Edinburgh University Press 2004. 211 pages