Author: Gill Ambrose,Peter Craig-Wild,Diane Craven,Peter Moger
Publisher: Church House Publishing
View: 2923A practical companion through the Church's year for all those planning and leading all-age worship. It offers an array of creative material designed to bring to life the seasonal liturgy of Lent, Holy Week and Easter, including Pentecost.
Author: S. W. Whelan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 8107These poems playfully ground the holotropic notions of Western ontology and Eastern meditation traditions in the varied experiences of everyday life. The arc of the book is a journey from the depths of the unconscious mind to the heights of Superconsciousness. Unique to Whelan´s poetry is his evocation of the coexistence of the primordial Delight in Being with metaphysical terror. All of these factors contribute to the acutely psychoactive quality of the poetry - the audience cannot but resonate with the psychological transformations that are embedded in the writing. Subjects include, among other things, an exploration of the transformative effect of Whelan´s ordeal with childhood cancer; the liberating potential of sex and creativity; and the struggle for meaning in our post-nihilistic world. An enjoyable and thought-provoking read.
Typology, Numerology, and Autobiography in Donne's "Devotions upon Emergent Occasions"
Author: Kate Gartner Frost
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 6861Composed on the occasion of the poet's near-fatal bout with typhus in 1623, the Devotions contains the essential germ of John Donne's mature thought, embodied in obscurely structured verse/prose divisions. Because of its seeming digressiveness, critics have struggled to understand this most significant of Renaissance texts as a whole. Kate Gartner Frost, however, shows that the Devotions, which combines odd bits of natural history, personal life-data, quotations from scripture, and descriptions of unpleasant medical nostrums with personal religious outpourings, is a unified work belonging to the tradition of English devotional literature and spiritual autobiography from Augustine onward. Frost examines how Donne patterned his work on models and structures that allowed the blending of chronology, experience, anecdote, and insight into the fullness of extended metaphor reflecting the human condition. Donne's use of biblical typology is treated, as well as his adherence to a poetics rooted in pre-Copernican cosmology, which relies on underlying spatial structures. Finally, Frost reveals the actual numerological structures present in the Devotions and addresses the problem of discursive reading in relation to spatially organized premodern works. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Israel at the Crossroads
Author: David Dolan
Publisher: B & H Books
View: 5765A former reporter for CBS news who has lived in Israel for more than twenty years discusses the growing conflict in the Middle East, the collapse of the Oslo process, and the Palestinian uprising, placing current events in the context of biblical prophecy. Original.
In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
View: 2319Three brothers from a remote village in the Himalayas are driven by poverty to become monks. One becomes a famous masked dancer; the second an accomplished player of the Tibetan temple trumpet; and the third a great Buddhist scholar. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. A woman leaves her middle class family in Calcutta and her job in a jute factory, only to find unexpected love and fulfillment living as a tantric in a skull-filled hut in remote a cremation ground. A prison warder from Kerala becomes for two months of the year a temple dancer and is worshipped as an incarnate deity; then, at the end of February each year, he returns to prison. An idol maker, the thirty-fifth of a long line of sculptors going back to the legendary Chola bronze makers, regards creating Gods as one of the holiest callings in India, but has to reconcile himself to his son who only wants to study computer engineering. An illiterate goat herd from Rajasthan keeps alive an ancient 200,000-stanza sacred epic that he, virtually alone, still knows by heart. A devadasi - or temple prostitute - initially resists her own initiation into sex work, yet pushes both her daughters into a trade she regards as a sacred calling. Nine people, nine lives. Each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story.Exquisite and mesmerizing, and told with an almost biblical simplicity, William Dalrymple's first travel book in a decade explores how traditional forms of religious life in South Asia have been transformed in the vortex of the region's rapid change. Nine Lives is a distillation of twenty-five years of exploring India and writing about its religious traditions, taking you deep into worlds that you would never have imagined even existed.
Author: John Ankerberg,John Weldon
Publisher: ATRI Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 2469The physical exercises of yoga are believed to prevent diseases and maintain health through bodily regulation of prana or mystical life energy. Because the body is viewed as a crude layer of mind various manipulations of the physical body can affect the mind bringing “enlightenment”. Can yoga really bring you enlightenment? Can Yoga positions used as exercise be separated from the spiritual practice? What are some of the physical psychological and spiritual effects of Yoga? Are there potential dangers and occult potential? This book answers these questions.
Investing for Future Power Disruptions
Author: John Licata
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
View: 3095The world has been brought to its knees in recent years due to anincreased amount of hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes whichcollectively have left tens of millions without power and derailedeconomic growth in the process. However, today weather is not theonly threat to massive power loss. It’s time to fight backbefore energy weaknesses and instabilities from disruptive weatherpatterns cause financial chaos around the world throughcyberwarfare. In Lessons from Frankenstorm, you'll learn howto fight back. Overview: A look back at recent events (Fukushima, Indiablackout, Sandy here in the U.S., August 2003 blackout in NortheastU.S., etc.). Set up the case that something needs to be done,especially with warming temperatures (2012 was the hottest year onrecord). What are threats? Focus here is on weather (temperatures,rising tides, global warming, dwindling water supplies which impactcertain energy sources (i.e. fracking, biofuels), terrorism(cyberterror which may create a whole new investing sector in thevery near future). What can governments and utilities do? It could be goodto focus on disaster recovery efforts, crisis management,legislation, planning and strategy AHEAD of next major storm orterrorist threats that could rattle global financial marketplaces.New legislation could lead to new asset allocation by investors,technology companies, utilities and private equity. Legislation(i.e. endorsing modern nuclear power, offshore wind, etc.) may alsocause new alliances, joint ventures as a result. Could Frankenstorm be used a global blueprint for energyinnovation? Here focus on efforts seen in New York and NewJersey emerging from the darkness and ruin left by Superstorm Sandythrough the real next generation energy technologies and themesthat investors may want to focus on for the next decade (i.e.thorium nuclear reactors which China just announced they are movingtoward—should the U.S. follow?). Complacency is not the answer. Doing nothing and simplywaiting for another major power outage that not only challenges ourcredibility as a superpower in a new world economy but could alsocripple global market centers (maybe look at how slow Japan hasreacted to Fukushima while Germany moved way too fast in my view tomove away from nuclear power—something that has causedsurging electricity prices).