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: 4198


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

The Awakening Experience; Introduction to the Series, References and Resources

The Global Awakening Series, Volume 2

Author: Lee Temple


ISBN: 1941306039

Category: Science

Page: 102

View: 8182


This introductory volume—The Awakening Experience—presents more than simply the story of my own awakening into inspiring nuances of the unity perspective. It also presents the underlying oneness perspective behind the entire series that I enthusiastically believe will help us all move toward a vibrant, healed future. The essence of the unity vision that drives this broader and powerful healing impulse is here. Also included with this volume is the extensive References and Resources List for the entire Global Awakening series – over 50 pages of on-topic books, newspaper and magazine articles, DVD’s, and websites to help fuel individual transformation and/or change networks.

Consulting in Uncertainty

The Power of Inquiry

Author: Ann K. Brooks,Kathy Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136519696

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 4352


The traditional model of consulting places an emphasis on diagnosing a problem and finding a cure. But in today’s business world of globalized organizations, rapid knowledge proliferation, and the intertwining of economies, that approach is becoming less and less viable; problems are quickly redefined, new knowledge (and ownership of that knowledge) is constantly surfacing and being challenged, and no solution is a permanent solution. Consulting in Uncertainty articulates a model of consulting that addresses the uncertainty and interconnectedness of the world in a post-industrial, knowledge era. Emphasizing outcomes and inquiry over ‘diagnosis’, Brooks and Edwards outline this new consulting model, as well as the skills consultants must bring to the table in any uncertain and dynamic environment. Integrating practical knowledge with scholarship, this book covers skills such as: Relational skills and the consulting relationship Cultural awareness and related skills Contextual analysis Facilitating inquiry Collecting and efficiently analyzing data or information Consultants and students of consulting, as well as managers, teachers, counselors, and even parents, will find this book enlightening and useful in navigating today’s uncertain world.

Stone Child’s Mother

A Jungian Narrative Reflection on the Mother Archetype

Author: Virginia Nemetz

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462072989

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 8038


At the time of Creation, Sky Father united with Earth Mother and from their union was born Stone Child. At birth, Stone Child knew instinctively that it would be her task to transform herself. To this end she stepped onto the Spirit Path. Stone Child's Mother is a shared quest for wholeness. Written for those who yearn to acquire the necessary life-giving mother energy to heal. ----- “Virginia Nemetz has the unusual gift to write about the mother archetype in its personal and symbolic aspect... this beautiful book touched me deeply. It is genuine and shares Virginia’s journey in a generous way.” —Kathrin Asper, PhD, author of The Inner Child in Dreams and The Abandoned Child Within

Winds of Change

A Magazine for American Indians in Science and Technology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of North America

Page: N.A

View: 6314



Native American Women's Studies

A Primer

Author: Stephanie A. Sellers

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820497105

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 121

View: 9355


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.

John's Book of Everyday Transformation

Author: Carol Schaefer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530248742


Page: 248

View: 1007


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.

2008 Guide to Literary Agents

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975030

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 610


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