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    • Logic and Intuition

    • Selections from the Writings of Charles Sanders Peirce
    • By: David Christopher Lane, Charles Sanders Peirce
    • Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr.
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Charles Sanders Peirce is perhaps the greatest philosophical mind to emerge from the United States. He was hugely influential on William James, Alfred North Whitehead, and many other eminent thinkers. This small volume includes two famous essays by Peirce, "The Fixation of Belief" and "Questions Concerning Certain Faculties Claimed for Man." Also included is a short, intellectual biography of Peirce which focuses on his many contributions to science and philosophy. Chosen and very slightly edited by Professor David Christopher Lane, PhD.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Enchanted Land

    • A Journey with the Mystics of India
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Cliff Truesdell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book describes the life and work of eight Indian mystics, including Ramana Maharshi, Sawan Singh, Paramahansa Yogananda, Baba Faqir Chand, Sushil Kumar, Tripta Devi, and Pratap Singh. Includes the author's personal interaction with several of them, as well as a detailed account of shabd yoga and the inner journey that occurs during meditation.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Book Addict: Stories of Bibliomania

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Mark D. Mickelson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This text contains a number of timeless essays from several classic (and mostly out of print) works focusing on the love of books, collecting books, organizing one's library, and how books become lost over time. It is a judicious selection on bibliomania from such distinguished authors as Eugene Field, Christopher Morley, and Issac Disraeli

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Narration I have yet heard.

    • By Paul on 08-19-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Cultic Mind

    • Critical Responses to Believing Defenses
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Royce Roeswood
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This little book focuses on two famous spiritual leaders: Adi Da and Paul Twitchell and how devotees of each try to defend their actions. The author then presents a counter-critique to their respective defenses. Also included is a brief essay on Ken Wilber's transcendental sociology, as well as a spirited defense of a neuroscientific approach to understanding consciousness.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Bengali Mystic

    • 88 Insights from Sri Ramakrishna
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sri Ramakrishna is one of the most thoroughly studied saints in the last 150 years. He is by any measure one of the most extraordinary mystics to have emerged from India. Ramakrishna has impacted the lives of millions around the world and he continues to intrigue and puzzle spiritual seekers and scholars alike. After reading many of Sri Ramakrishna’s wonderful sayings, filled with such rich and earthly analogies, I thought it would be instructive to choose 88 of his insights and put them in a short, introductory book.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Inner Visions and Running Trains

    • Baba Faqir Chand and the Tibetan Book of the Dead
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Surprisingly, one of the more lucid insights on the philosophy of the Tibetan Book of the Dead comes from a Hindu mystic, named Baba Faqir Chand, who apparently was not familiar with the original Tibetan text or its English translation. Although Faqir was not conversant with the Bardo Thotrol, he was nevertheless steeped in its philosophy as taught to him by his guru, Shiv Brat Lal of Gopiganj. Faqir Chand, like his lama counterparts, spent much of his life in meditation, attempting to consciously go through the dying process in order to prepare himself for his final exit.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Gnostic Jesus

    • Esoteric Christianity
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Paul Stefano
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book covers four distinct areas concerning the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Taken as a whole, it provides a new way of looking at Jesus and early Christianity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Jeremy on 05-19-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • What Would Errol Do?: A Brief Introduction to the Octagonal Philosophy of Errol Flynn

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I first learned of Errol Flynn’s life and work when by chance I happened upon his autobiography, My Wicked Wicked Ways, in audio format at the Huntington Beach Library some two decades ago. It was an exhilarating find as it is one of the funniest and most insightful books I have ever listened to in my life. In fact, it was so good that I got a copy of the book and read it cover to cover again, and I was even more mesmerized by Errol Flynn’s hilarious stories and pithy insights the second time around.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Ganesha Chronicles

    • Explorations in Hinduism
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Meghan Crawford
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book contains brief stories about famous Hindu myths, including Ganesha, Garuda, and Rama. It also includes two pertinent excerpts on advaita vedanta or non-dualist thinking from one of its earliest exponents and one from a famous modern sage, Ramana Maharshi.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • If you are going to read learn how to pronounce the important words

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-29-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Why Living Today Is Better Than Yesterday

    • Illuminating Steven Pinker's Theory of Progress
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    According to Steven Pinker in his new book, Enlightenment Now, the best time is precisely now. The only thing holding us back is waking up to it. Lest we forget, we are the lucky 8 billion who have been favored to be born human. We are, in sum, winners in the Darwinian lottery of life. This audiobook provides an illustrated glimpse into Pinker's idea that things have gotten better on planet Earth. Also provides new insights into a concept called "The Meta-Person Project".

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Somerset Maugham's Rain

    • A Philosophical Journey
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Christy Williams
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many critics consider "Rain" to be Maugham's finest short story and it has proven to be wildly successful for an essay that is less than 16,000 words, eventually earning him over a million dollars. What makes the story standout, besides its exotic setting in the South Pacific, is the archetypal conflict between the pull of the flesh and the pull of the spirit.

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    • In Search of the Perfect Coke

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Ben Tyler
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The true story of how a young boy at the age of 15 discovers a Perfect Coke at Fedco in Van Nuys, California, in the summer of 1971. Describes how any object can potentially serve as a hierophany, which is an ordinary object that serves as conduit for the transcendent. Touches upon Jorge Borges' famous short story about the Zahir, a talisman that conveys far more than its intrinsic worth. Includes implications drawn from physics, probability theory, and mysticism.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Cosmic Creationism: Ken Wilber's Theory of Evolution

    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I first critiqued Ken Wilber on his misunderstanding of evolution back in 1996, right after his book A Brief History of Everything was published. It has now been 18 years and if anything, Wilber has become even more firmly entrenched in his new brand of creationism, which ironically mimics much of what Christian fundamentalists object to about Darwinianism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Points. Smug narration.

    • By Carlos G. Toledo Parada on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Mystical Heart of Islam: Rumi and Sufism

    • By: David Christopher Lane - editor, F. Hadland Davis
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is an abridged edition of a classic text on Rumi and Sufism which was first published in London in 1920 under the title The Persian Mystics and authored by F. Hadland Davis. This special edition contains selections from the poetry of Rumi. Also included is an analysis of Sufism and the concept of love. Edited by Professor David Christopher Lane, PhD.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Why I Don't Eat Faces

    • A Neurophilosophical Argument for Veganism
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Paul Stefano
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The moral imperative behind vegetarianism is precisely this: to imagine the pain of an animal and then to ask yourself one straightforward question: Do I need to kill it in order to live? And, if you do not need to eat animals to live a good life, then ask yourself the following, and perhaps more pertinent, questions: Is slaughtering a cow, beheading a chicken, or hooking a fish necessary? Is my palate the driving force behind my ethical values?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good Intentions Went Preachy

    • By Espanolish on 09-20-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Just Odds: A Guide to J.E. Littlewood's Law of Miracles

    • How and Why Strange Things Happen at Least Once Every 35 Days in Your Life
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Steve Stansell
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    According to Littlewood's Law of Miracles (based on the theory of large numbers and probability), you should expect something truly unusual to happen every 35 days - so strange, in fact, that it will look like a miracle. This book explains how the improbable is probable by focusing on desultory decussation (where two random events from an interesting intersection - a synchronicity) and Littlewood's work in number theory at Cambridge University in the last century. Also explains such concepts as apohenia and patternicity.

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    • Is My iPhone Conscious?

    • Throwing a Sound Grenade at Skeptics and Mystics (Neural Library)
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Kurt J. Haak
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Can science ultimately explain consciousness? This little book explores the subject from both a purely physicalist perspective and also from an Eastern philosophy angle.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Ecstatic Memory

    • A Glimpse of Rumi
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Although there is now a plethora of books by and about Rumi, I thought it might be instructive to republish a small portion of Edward Henry Whinfield's English translation of Rumi's Persian masterpiece. I think it is vitally important in today's social climate to focus on those aspects of Islam which elevate humankind and I can think of no better place to start than with the Sufi mystics of Islam, of which Rumi is the most famous (and perhaps finest) example.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beauty

    • By Mary M. Wolf on 09-17-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Great Insights of the Scientific Mind

    • The Place of Science in Liberal Education
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book is one of Betrand Russell’s more famous essays on the importance of science in education and why it should be more emphasized in school and not disdained.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Swami Who Inspired the World

    • A Glimpse of the Great Sage Vivekananda, an Abbreviated Selection from Nivedita's Writings
    • By: David Christopher Lane
    • Narrated by: Emma Jordan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book is an abbreviated selection from the original 1910 book, The Master as I Saw Him, written by Bhagini ("Sister") Nivedita. Although there are now a number of newer publications of this classic (due to the fact it is now in the public domain), I thought it might be helpful to come out with an abbreviated edition, which focuses on the first quarter of the book. It is my hope that this short volume may serve as but an introductory glimpse into the life and work of one of the truly outstanding exponents of Indian philosophy and spirituality. 

    Regular price: $6.95

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