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BESIDE STILL WATERS (ISBN 9780987227676)
This beautiful collection of essays touches on the universal search for meaning and inspires readers to reach out for the still waters of the spirit.
The human heart longs for peace and harmony. It seeks a restful haven from the relentless busyness of everyday life, drawing us to spend tranquil moments in natural surrounds that offer a brief respite from the hustle and bustle. There is a state of inner stillness, when the endless chatter of the mind has ceased, that a deeper understanding arises. These are the ‘still waters’ that bring new life to mankind, that lay claim to the heart and redirect the mind. These are the waters of peace, love and true togetherness that lift us up to divine heights of being and living.
BEYOND THE CROSS
The Christ Collection (ISBN 9780987227652)
A moving collection of inspired pieces about Jesus.
Joseph Raffa was a dedicated atheist when he set out in search of answers to the riddles of life and the universe. Then, in a blissful moment of discovery, the God the Bible speaks of, the Allah of Mohammed and the longed for Nirvana of the Buddhists came into his life. As his life opened out spiritually, Joseph began to have a deeper appreciation of Jesus, His life and His role in the spiritual awakening of Mankind. Visions and insights arose unbidden, in such a manner that their authenticity could not be questioned. The young man who was an atheist for a time, who cared not to read the Bible or take much notice of Christ and His life, found himself anchored in God and also writing pieces extolling the virtues, the wisdom and the love expressed by that super spiritual being of long ago.
THE SILENT GUARDIAN (ISBN 9780987227669)
A timely reminder of our spiritual journey and true purpose on Earth. Joseph shares an inspirational message for those who care to listen.
Explore the planets, the outer reaches of space, the depths of the seas. Burrow into the earth, climb every mountain. When you have seen it all, you will still be left with the mystery of yourself. Turn and face this. Explore this. When you’ve travelled the extent and depth of the human expression, much of what you learn will be beyond the mind’s capacity to convey through verbalisation. When heart speaks to heart, what more is there to say?
(The Silent Guardian)
PEACE IS POSSIBLE
A message of hope for a troubled world (ISBN 978-0-9944990-2-8)
We live in turbulent times. Nations warring with themselves and each other. Shocking acts of terrorism. Violent behaviour rife in society. Must we accept violence as an inevitable expression of human nature ̶ or is there a way for us to enjoy lives lived in peace and harmony?
Joseph delivers a message of hope: A peaceful world in every way can come about when we are truly peaceful people. But this state of harmonious living will not come about by changing laws or waging war. We must look inwards, not outwards, to solve the problems caused by our lack of love and understanding.
Peace is Possible is a call to action: Change yourself if you want to change your world.
THE SPIRIT CALLS (ISBN 978-0-9944990-1-1)
These are times of widespread disharmony and escalating violence. Surface differences keep people apart and enduring peace on our planet seems like an impossible dream.
We must act differently if change is to sweep over this world for our leaders can only do what we allow them to do.
Before change can take place throughout society, it must first be realised by the individual. The key to higher understanding lies within each of us.
The Spirit Calls is an invitation to challenge the influences shaping behaviour, thinking and actions and venture inwards to discover our true spiritual nature.
For those who care to listen to the still voice of the spirit, a new way of living awaits.
THE INTELLECTUAL CASTAWAY
A call to spiritual awakening (ISBN 978-0-9944990-0-4)
The dark side of human nature is being expressed worldwide in acts of violence and aggression. Only the clear understanding released by a dawning spirituality can direct humanity through the escalating situations that threaten to overwhelm us today.
Divine Love waits…but the intellect must take the first steps to return to its source. Humanity cannot flourish if there is no awakening.
As the intellect sows…so shall it reap.
The intellect plays its finest role when it is the servant of an enlightened mind.
AWAKE TO CLARITY (ISBN 978-0-9944990-5-9)
We are intelligent beings with the capacity to understand from moment to moment yet we remain a mystery to ourselves. Despite the knowledge explosion of the past century, we seem incapable of living in peace and harmony.
It is time for a new direction in learning, one that goes beyond this surface life we live and explores the human expression on every level. Awake to Clarity is a call to the serious spiritual seeker to redirect attention from the outer to the inner world for enlightenment can only be experienced when the true nature of the self is clearly seen. Right understanding arises from a wider and deeper perception and lights up the way to clearer, saner, enlightened living.
MAKE TIME FOR THE SPIRITUAL (ISBN 978-0-9944990-3-5)
What is a successful life today? Experience and achievement, possessions and status are no guarantee of happiness, contentment and interpersonal harmony.
Do you yearn for a deeper understanding of the purpose of life? Are you concerned that humanity will not learn the ways of peace and create harmony in togetherness? Sensitive people the world over are afraid we will continue to destroy our kind, the Earth and the other life forms that share this planet with us.
Make Time for the Spiritual offers hope for a new way of living in harmony. Joseph’s message for everyone seeking a deeper meaning to everyday life is clear: Self- understanding is the key that improves behaviour and dissolves misconceptions.
Transform from within if you want to change your outer experience of life.
EVERYDAY SPIRITUALITY (ISBN 978-0-9944990-4-2)
Living a spiritual life does not have to mean retreating from the everyday world to a place of solitude to devote every waking hour to quiet contemplation of the mystery of existence.
Anyone can begin the search for a higher meaning to life while immersed in the many activities of daily living.
Shift attention from the outer world and venture inwards to seek the source of what we are rather than what we believe ourselves to be, for true spirituality comes about from self-understanding.
Transformation takes place when we discover our true nature and all it takes is an eager heart to start on a journey of self-discovery that will change your life from the inside out.