Train Wrecks Transcendence

Author: Vic DiCara
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533073266
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Vic's memoir describes not only what it was like to be in bands with people like Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine, Ray Cappo of Youth of Today, and Tom Capone and Alan Cage of Quicksand... it also describes what it was like to search for Krishna while being a Hardcore Straightedge Punk, and what it was like to struggle with the simultaneously wonderful and horrible International Society for Krishna Consciousness, the Hare Krishnas.

Monkey on a Stick

Author: John Hubner
Publisher: Harcourt
ISBN:
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A former Hare Krishna follower's in vestigation into corrupt and criminal practices of the sect

Servant of the Lotus Feet

Author: Gabriel Brandis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780595312641
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Servant of the Lotus Feet: A Hare Krishna Odyssey is the true story of an adolescent's quest for spiritual meaning. Enchanted by the wisdom of the Orient, Sidd drops out of his freshman year of college in the early 1980's to join the Hare Krishnas while visiting Boston. During the course of four years in New England and New York City, Sidd struggles as a fund-raiser for the cult. As an initiated Brahman priest, he gains privilege and responsibility.Sidd's innocent question posed to the spiritual master in a room of hundreds of curious guests and devoted followers shakes the foundations of the temple walls, engaging the "holy man's" wrath. Disillusioned by the contradictions and deceits perpetrated by the elders of the Indian religious cult, including his and other allegedly "pure" spiritual masters, Sidd gradually backs out of the movement. While visiting his family for a holiday reunion, Sidd is abducted and compelled to review the facts about the religious cult he had embraced.

Burning Fight

Author: Brian Peterson
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781889703022
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Although some define hardcore as a specific sound, most believe it's more than that; a set of varying ideas, ethics, principles, attitudes, and yes, music, that converge to form a community. Burning Fight draws upon the memories of more than 150 individuals, many who played influential roles in the nineties hardcore scene, to understand what made this era so unique in its ability to synthesize music, politics, social issues and spirituality into a powerful counter-cultural movement. Includes interviews with Los Crudos, Unbroken, Earth Crisis, Inside Out, Avail, Shelter, Texas Is The Reason, Mouthpiece, Trial, Swing Kids, Coalesce, Burn, & many more.

The Hare Krishna Movement

Author: Graham Dwyer
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845114077
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The Hare Krishna Movement is popularly associated with groups of chanting, saffron-robed followers, whose colourful appearance on the streets of western cities became increasingly commonplace after the Movement's emergence in 1965. This book focuses on what is currently taking place inside the Hare Krishna Movement, and examines the changes and developments that have shaped it over the past forty years. The individual essays offer an unparalleled overview of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), and explore a wide range of topical issues and themes.

Krishna s Punk

Author: Victor Leo Dicara
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533107459
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As parents on Long Island in the 1980s Victor and Linda DiCara were typical; their son was not. Follow their struggles as young Vic sets out on a spiritual quest that takes him through Straightedge and Hardcore punk music, Hare Krishna conversion and close encounters with death in India. You will feel their pain as the family unit unravels. You will share their triumph when their journey in this life converges in joy. You will believe in Love. Vic DiCara (aka Vraja Kishor) has written about this same journey from his perspective in his book titled Train Wrecks & Transcendence. This is a unique opportunity to experience a compelling story from both sides.

A Simple Gita

Author: Vraja Kishor
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781489525222
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The Bhagavad-Gita with all its depth and detail - in simple, succinct straightforward terms.

27 Stars 27 Gods

Author: Vic Dicara
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781481859875
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Over a decade of dedicated research! Over a year of writing and editing! With the blessings and guidance of a swami , a babaji, and a Sanskrit scholar, Vic DiCara presents you the world's most definitive, simple and completely awesome explanation of the mythology and meaning within the 27 stars of ancient Indian astrology! If you are an astrologer or a fan of astrology, you will be transformed by Vic's radically clear and straightforward explanations of Sanskrit, Vedic mythology, and mastery of intuitive symbolism. If you are a lover of India and her culture, you will delight in these deep revelations and rare expositions of familiar gods like Vishnu, not-so-familiar gods like Varuna, and nearly forgotten gods like Ajaikapat. If you are a spiritual seeker, you will discover the origin of the universe, the meaning of life, and essential clues in the eternal quest for the "fountain of youth." The 160 pages of this book are abundantly replete with exact references and footnotes to satisfy the scholars among you. The book is dripping with dramatic storytelling, filled with philosophy as clear and deep as a Himalayan lake, and precisely presents the perfectly useful astrological symbolism of the divine stars. ~*~*~"If there is anything Vedic and spiritual about Hindu astrology, then this is the book that can teach us about it. Vic leads us into the wonderful depths of Vedic wisdom by relating the myths connected with each of the 27 lunar mansions and their deities. Using this approach, this book goes considerably deeper than other Jyotish textbooks I have seen. Warmly recommended, even to non-astrologers! Can we hope for follow-up book about the Hindu planetary deities?"- Dieter Koch,Indologist and ArchaeoastronomerCo-creator of the Swiss Ephemeris"Vic DiCara's exploration and definitive research on the lunar mansions brings the primordial zodiac alive with the rich symbolism and sacred stories of Indian lore. We often forget that the basis of Vedic astrology will always be the mystical mythology associated with Jyotish, the science of light. Mr. DiCara's brilliant text illuminates our path home to the divine through his deep understanding and the blessings of the gods and goddesses of ancient India"- Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D.Psychologist, Writer and Vedic Astrologer"27 Stars, 27 Gods is a fantastically deep book about the fixed stars of Vedic astrology. It is well written and well researched, and is a clear and enjoyable read! I highly recommend it for everyone from astrologers to yogis and everyone in between."- Juliana Swanson, RNACVA Teacher, Jyotish Visharada & KovidMore than a journey through the outer universe of astrological stars, 27 Stars 27 Gods is a journey through the driving forces of the subconscious inner universe. By helping us identify these influences Vic DiCara helps us understand ourselves better and progress more smoothly on our life's journey.27 Stars 27 Gods can be a reference book in the hands of an experienced astrologer, but it is also a self improvement tool for any reader interested in exploring life in depth. It presents symbols, mythology, ancient storytelling and divine lila in language that immediately catches one's interest and speaks to us like a friend – never prescriptive, but always revealing our opportunities.Let me congratulate Vic on this unique book. Unlike most books in the spiritual market, this is not at all a copy of a copy of a copy. It is an outstanding new addition to our knowledge, written with an inspired pen of intensity and wit.- Sripad Sacinandana SwamiVaishnava Guru & Sanyassi

The Beautifully Rational Philosophy of Astrology

Author: Vic DiCara
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514299272
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The Beautifully Rational Philosophy of Astrology explains astrology's ideological underpinnings and clarifies its true merit and worth, thus establishing its ongoing relevance and validity in the modern world. The first section explains the scientific foundations of astrology and the plausibility and limits of its assumptions and theories. The second section explores the non-contradiction between fate and freewill, establishing freewill as the mother of fate. The third section gives practical advice on how to improve our access to divination.

Islam Vs Islamism

Author: Peter R. Demant
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275990787
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Explores the tension within the Muslim world between modern reformers and Islamists, or Islamic fundamentalists, and examines the alarming rise of Islamism in recent years and its connection to terrorism and political violence.