Grandmothers Counsel the World

Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet

Author: Carol Schaefer

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824175

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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We are thirteen indigenous grandmothers. . . . We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth, the atrocities of war, the global scourge of poverty, the prevailing culture of materialism, the epidemics that threaten the health of the Earth’s peoples, and with the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We, the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, believe that our ancestral ways of prayer, peacemaking, and healing are vitally needed today. . . . We believe that the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future. In some Native American societies, tribal leaders consulted a council of grandmothers before making any major decisions that would affect the whole community. What if we consulted our wise women elders about the problems facing our global community today? This book presents the insights and guidance of thirteen indigenous grandmothers from five continents, many of whom are living legends among their own peoples. The Grandmothers offer wisdom on such timely issues as nurturing our families; cultivating physical and mental health; and confronting violence, war, and poverty. Also included are the reflections of Western women elders, including Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Carol Moseley Brown.

Goddesses in World Culture

Author: Patricia Monaghan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313354656

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 933

View: 1040

This collection of accessible essays relates the stories of individual goddesses from around the world, exploring their roles in the cultures from which they came, their histories and status today, and the controversies surrounding them. * 63 essays cover more than 100 goddesses and goddess-like figures from world culture, with volumes organized by geographic area * Many original translations of prayers, sagas, and other sources not otherwise readily available in English * 60 illustrations include ethnographic photographs, depictions of ancient artifacts, and original artwork * An extensive list of bibliography of sources about the figure and culture discussed accompanies each essay

Soul Awakening Practice

Prayer, Contemplation and Action

Author: James O'Dea

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1786780682

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 7845

A mantra for a new consciousness with an introduction by Lynne McTaggart and contributions by Ervin László, Michael Singer, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Anodea Judith, Kabir Helminski and Mona Polacca. The Soul Awakening Practice is built around a 6-line mantra. A mantra is a sacred utterance. Repetition of a mantra aids in concentration and is believed to have both psychological and sacred powers. This is a book for activists, for ecologists, and for spiritual seekers engaged in the quest for a spiritually coherent and united worldview. The human race has a moral imperative to transform the way we live and The Soul Awakening Practice offers a way for us to engage spiritually. Integrating ancient wisdom, modern science and psychology this mantra prayer is a means by which to reveal a coherent worldview available to each and every one of us. Written by James O’Dea, the former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and member of the Evolutionary Leaders Group, the book not only includes the prayer itself but a commentary on the power of prayer as well as expanded, contemplative line-by-line reflections and explanations. To provide different viewpoints and perspectives on this new worldview, the book includes commentaries by key luminaries from science, cosmology, evolutionary theory, Yoga, Sufism and indigenous wisdom. Be receptive and allow the prayer to illuminate your insights. Experience your own unique journey of awakening.

Transformation Now!

Toward a Post-Oppositional Politics of Change

Author: AnaLouise Keating

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252095111

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 3998

In this lively, thought-provoking study, AnaLouise Keating writes in the traditions of radical U.S. women-of-color feminist/womanist thought and queer studies, inviting us to transform how we think about identity, difference, social justice and social change, metaphysics, reading, and teaching. Through detailed investigations of women of color theories and writings, indigenous thought, and her own personal and pedagogical experiences, Keating develops transformative modes of engagement that move through oppositional approaches to embrace interconnectivity as a framework for identity formation, theorizing, social change, and the possibility of planetary citizenship. Speaking to many dimensions of contemporary scholarship, activism, and social justice work, Transformation Now! calls for and enacts innovative, radically inclusionary ways of reading, teaching, and communicating.

Native American Women's Studies

A Primer

Author: Stephanie A. Sellers

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820497105

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 121

View: 8393

This introduction to the fundamentals of Native American women's studies first looks at several definitive topics created by the western cultural notion of feminism, and western historical and religious perspectives on women. These include ecofeminism, gender roles and work, notions of power, essentialism, women's leadership, sexualities, and spirituality in light of gender. The book then discusses these concepts and their history from a traditional Native American point of view. Foremost among the questions that Native American Women's Studies addresses are: How have Native American women governed their nations? How was/is the divine creatrix expressed in Native American social systems? Most significantly, this book sheds light on the radical differences between the indigenous understanding of human experience in terms of gender, and that held and created by western culture.

2007 Guide to Literary Agents

Author: Joanna Masterson

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582974323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 9957

Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada

Native American Communities on Health and Disability

A Borderland Dialogues

Author: L. Lovern,C. Locust

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137312025

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 6637

This volume examines concepts of disability and wellness in Native American communities, prominently featuring the life's work of Dr. Carol Locust. Authors Locust and Lovern confront the difficulties of translating not only words but also entire concepts between Western and Indigenous cultures, and by increasing the cultural competency of those unfamiliar with Native American ways of being are able to bring readers from both cultures into a more equal dialogue. The three sections contained herein focus on intercultural translation; dialogues with Native American community members; and finally a discussion of being in the world gently as caregivers.

John's Book of Everyday Transformation

Author: Carol Schaefer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530248742


Page: 248

View: 4145

John's Book of Everyday Transformation offers layers of understanding about our place in the Universe and the magic inherent in our daily lives. The depths John's teachings reach allows us to discover and ignite our own individual spark of Creation, from which all our good originates. The teachings go beyond the mind and the power of positive thinking to show us how to explore, experience and work with all the vast levels of our being to bring about physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing for ourselves and for the world. John Robert Norman began his study of metaphysics in 1956 with the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. He then immersed himself in the gamut of mystical and spiritual traditions and the ancient mystery schools, in the study of comparative religions, both esoteric and exoteric, including the Rosicrucians, Unity, Science of Mind and the Kabbalah studies of the Builders of Adylum, a modern mystery school, which aspires to build the temple within and teaches that love is the only real power in the Universe. His lifelong studies, weave a solid foundation of practical teachings for healing and empowering our lives, teachings that rest on true science and the proven natural laws of the cosmos. John believed true teachings awaken the knowledge we already have within our own souls, instead of leaving us wrestling with ideas we have to try to believe in but that ultimately disappoint. Truth isn't something we have to understand but something we experience and simply know, and once known ripples through our lives changing everything. The information in each chapter logically builds from the preceding one, so that the reader is able to grow in understanding and naturally learn to directly apply the laws and principles of Creation to his or her life, from the most mundane to the gravest of situations. John's Book is equally valuable for those just beginning their spiritual exploration, as well as for those well along on their spiritual path. His teachings bring greater understanding to common topics like manifesting and the chakra system, for example. Meditations and visualizations are offered to enable the reader a direct experience of the teachings In 1982, after twenty-six years of study, John devoted himself to teaching, energy research and private counseling, His clientele were from all walks of life from the very wealthy to the poorest of poor and included physicians and nurses, psychiatrists, authors, artists and politicians, who were drawn to him from throughout the United States and several foreign countries. John was a gifted and generous healer and teacher, until his passing in 1997. "We all must find a way to continually renew and enhance our lives spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically," John has said. "It can be no other way." His teachings are empowering in the most spiritual sense of the word and are urgent for the times in which we are living.

Der heilige Baum

Author: Judie Bopp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783491690561


Page: 96

View: 2154


Losing Earth

Author: Nathaniel Rich

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644004064

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 2710

Die Klimakatastrophe, die wir jetzt erleben, hätte verhindert werden können. Vor dreißig Jahren gab es die Chance, den Planeten zu retten – doch sie wurde verspielt. Die Erde, wie wir sie heute kennen, ist bereits verloren. Nathaniel Rich schildert in dieser dramatischen Reportage, wie eine Gruppe von Wissenschaftlern Ende der siebziger Jahre erstmals erkennt, dass sich die Erderwärmung desaströs beschleunigt, aber auch, welche politischen Maßnahmen notwendig wären. Aber kurz vor dem Durchbruch scheitern sie. Eine historische Reportage, die aktueller nicht sein könnte: Wir bekommen in den kommenden Jahren das zu spüren, was damals versäumt wurde – so wie unser gegenwärtiges Scheitern das Schicksal des Planeten in naher Zukunft besiegelt.

Unterwegs zum Buddha

sein Leben, seine Lehre, seine Wirkung

Author: Pankaj Mishra

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896671349


Page: 444

View: 8725



Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446241019

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4410

Illegaler Handel, ein Banküberfall, drei Morde - um nicht weniger geht es in Richard Fords sprach- und bildgewaltigem neuem Roman. Dells Eltern sind nach einem gescheiterten Banküberfall in Montana festgenommen worden; er selbst ist zu seinem Schutz nach Kanada gebracht worden. Nun trifft er dort in einem einsamen Städtchen auf eine merkwürdige Schar. Bei Arthur Remlinger kann er unterschlüpfen - doch der Besitzer eines heruntergekommenen Jagdhotels erweist sich als ein Mann mit dunkler Vergangenheit. Inmitten der überwältigenden Landschaft von Saskatchewan entfaltet sich die Geschichte einer schmerzvollen Passage in die Welt der Erwachsenen, wo es keine Unschuldigen geben kann.

Homo sacer

Die souveräne Macht und das nackte Leben

Author: Giorgio Agamben

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351878420X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 4134

Der homo sacer ist die Verkörperung einer archaischen römischen Rechtsfigur: Zwar durfte er straflos getötet, nicht aber geopfert werden, was auch seine Tötung sinnlos und ihn gleichsam unberührbar machte – woraus sich der Doppelsinn von sacer als ›verflucht‹ und ›geheiligt‹ ableitet. Giorgio Agamben stellt im Anschluß an Foucault und als philosophische Korrektur von dessen Konzept der Biopolitik die These auf, daß Biopolitik, indem sie den Menschen auf einen biologischen Nullwert zurückzuführen versucht, das nackte Leben zum eigentlichen Subjekt der Moderne macht. Ausgehend von Carl Schmitts Souveränitätskonzept, kommt Agamben zu einer Interpretation des Konzentrationslagers als »nomos der Moderne«, wo Recht und Tat, Regel und Ausnahme, Leben und Tod ununterscheidbar werden. In den zwischen Leben und Tod siechenden Häftlingen, aber auch in den Flüchtlingen von heute sieht er massenhaft real gewordene Verkörperungen des homo sacer und des nackten Lebens. Die philosophische Begründung dessen, daß diese Möglichkeit keineswegs nur historisch ist, hat eine Diskussion entfacht, die weit über Italien und Europa hinausreicht.

Ein glücklicher Tag im Jahr 2381


Author: Robert Silverberg

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641206022

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Willkommen im Jahr 2381! In der Urbanen Monade 116, einem über eintausend Stockwerke hohen Wolkenkratzer, leben rund 800 000 Menschen – und die Bevölkerungszahl wächst stetig. Geburtenkontrolle und Privatsphäre wurden ebenso abgeschafft wie Kriege und Hungersnöte. Damit die Menschen auf einem so engen Raum friedlich zusammenleben können, gibt es keine sexuellen Beschränkungen mehr – so wird das Übel der Frustration vermieden. Doch nach wie vor hegen manche Menschen „perverse“ Gedanken: Wanderlust beispielsweise, das Verlangen, sich in der Welt außerhalb der Urbmon umzusehen, ist der geheimste Wunsch des Computeringenieurs Michael Statler. Wird er entdeckt, droht ihm die Höchststrafe ...

Zwischen Amazonas und East River

indigene Bewegungen und ihre Repräsentation in Peru und bei der UNO

Author: Maren Rößler

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783899428575

Category: Indigenous peoples

Page: 383

View: 858


Woman of Power

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminism

Page: N.A

View: 3652


Formen, die der kapitalistischen Produktion vorhergehen

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843043957

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

View: 3498

Karl Marx: Formen, die der kapitalistischen Produktion vorhergehen Auszug aus den ökonomischen Manuskripten der Jahre 1857/58, die erstmals 1939 unter dem Titel »Grundrisse der Kritik der politischen Ökonomie« veröffentlicht wurden (Moskau 1939). – Die eckigen Klammern bei Marx wurden durch geschweifte Klammern ersetzt. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels: Werke. Herausgegeben vom Institut für Marxismus-Leninismus beim ZK der SED, 43 Bände, Band 42, Berlin: Dietz-Verlag, 1983. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 12 pt.