The Holy Longing

The Holy Longing

An award-winning author and theologian presents a study of Christian spirituality, offering an explanation of God and the Church, and provides guidelines on how to apply spirituality within one's own life. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Author: Ronald Rolheiser

Publisher: Image Books

ISBN: 9780385494199

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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An award-winning author and theologian presents a study of Christian spirituality, offering an explanation of God and the Church, and provides guidelines on how to apply spirituality within one's own life. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Categories: Religion

Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality

Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality

This book tells the stories of renowned teachers—Sufi poet Rumi, Hindu master Ramakrishna, Christian saint Catherine of Siena—whose lives unfolded as they followed their longing.

Author: Connie Zweig Ph.D.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532015410

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 202

View: 267

I do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; I seek the things they sought. Basho In every tradition, saints and poets speak of the souls search for the beloved, the seekers yearning for the divine. This holy longing is a secret feeling with many disguises, leading us to pursue a higher union in spiritual practice, religious discipleship, even romantic embrace. It guides us to timeless wisdom and transcendent experiences. But it also can go awry when we misplace it onto food, alcohol, drugs, or sex. Or when we project it onto an authoritarian teacher, priest, guru, or roshi who abuses power. Whether the abuse is sexual, financial, or emotional coercion, we feel the shock of betrayal, our innocence lost, our faith shaken. This book tells the stories of renowned teachersSufi poet Rumi, Hindu master Ramakrishna, Christian saint Catherine of Sienawhose lives unfolded as they followed their longing. And it tells the tales of contemporary teachers of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Catholicism, who acted out their shadows in destructive ways, leaving their followers traumatized and lost. Both faithful seekers who feel hopeful and inspired and disillusioned seekers who feel hopeless and disoriented will find wise counsel here and will retrace the narrow path through the darkness toward the light.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Holy Longing

The Holy Longing

I will uncover some of the invisible images at the center of the archetype of holy longing, the fantasies of the soul longing for the divine. Together, they help to account for our indescribable yearnings for something Other, ...

Author: Connie Zweig

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595892334

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 182

View: 816

"Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure." Rumi In every tradition, saints and poets speak of the soul's search for the beloved, the seeker's yearning for the divine. This holy longing, a secret feeling with many disguises, leads us to pursue religious discipleship, spiritual practice, romantic union, or an ideal community. It guides us to timeless wisdom and transcendent experience. But it also can go awry, when we misplace it onto objects, such as food, alcohol, drugs, or sex, believing that they will satisfy our craving. Or when we misplace it onto an authoritarian personality, believing that he or she will meet our unmet needs. If this teacher or priest abuses power, we encounter the shadow side of spiritual life. Whether the abuse is sexual, financial, or emotional coercion, we may feel forsaken and lose faith, even in God. The Holy Longing tells the stories of teachers in many traditions Sufi poet Rumi, Hindu master Ramakrishna, Christian saint Catherine of Siena whose lives unfolded as they followed their longing. And it tells the tales of many ordinary people Catholic believers, students of Zen and TM, followers of Trungpa Rinpoche and Rajneesh and their encounters with spiritual shadow. Finally, it offers wise counsel for rekindling the flame of faith-moving through the shadow to the light by reclaiming sacred parts of the self that were lost along the way.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Holy Longing

The Holy Longing

The Holy Longing is a debut collection from a powerful new voice.

Author: Vera Graziadei

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789015676

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

View: 782

The Holy Longing is a debut collection from a powerful new voice. These confessional poems by Vera Graziadei celebrate the wonder and mystery of everyday experience, from the marvels of solitude and creativity, to the trials and joys of human relationships, to moments of spiritual reflection and enlightenment. The Holy Longing encourages readers to realise the momentous role that passion can play in our lives, as a source of inner strength, of healing, and of personal discovery. Graziadei’s rich and evocative verse finds wisdom in love and sensuality, in pain and loss, and in the majesty of the natural world. Her lyrical poetry is intimate and universal, elegant and wild, sensual and visceral, brimming with energy and emotion. Graziadei’s restlessness and curiosity makes The Holy Longing a compelling and life affirming collection, recognising imaginative possibilities in the places we least expect to find them.
Categories: Poetry

The Holy Longing

The Holy Longing

If you feel a gnawing yearning beneath your other yearnings no matter how many desires you satisfy; if you feel disillusioned with traditional religions but seek spiritual values & practices elsewhere; if you or a friend or family member ...

Author: Connie Zweig

Publisher:

ISBN: 0756784719

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 238

View: 620

In every mystical tradition, saints & poets speak eloquently of the soul's search for the divine, its yearning for the gods, its longing for heaven. This universal yearning lies hidden at the source of our life stories. This obscure object of desire calls us to follow it, & we respond, even unknowingly. In this way, a life story unfolds, invisibly shaped by the object of our longing. If you feel a gnawing yearning beneath your other yearnings no matter how many desires you satisfy; if you feel disillusioned with traditional religions but seek spiritual values & practices elsewhere; if you or a friend or family member suffer from religious abuse but long to rekindle the flame of faith, then this book can guide you from spiritual innocence through loss to spiritual maturity.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Sexuality and Holy Longing Second Edition

Sexuality and Holy Longing  Second Edition

In this newly revised edition of Sexuality and Holy Longing, author Lisa Graham McMinn beautifully describes how people are created by God for relationship, and our sexuality guarantees that we will long for and be drawn toward others.

Author: Lisa Graham McMinn

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506454825

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 852

In this newly revised edition of Sexuality and Holy Longing, author Lisa Graham McMinn beautifully describes how people are created by God for relationship, and our sexuality guarantees that we will long for and be drawn toward others. McMinn provides a blueprint for understanding sexuality--and our longing to be loved--at all stages of life (childhood, teen years, early adulthood, midlife, and old age). In the context of faith and a changing culture, she explores sexual awakenings in adolescence, choices, opportunities and challenges of single people, and mysteries of committed covenantal relationships. She addresses tough topics, including reproductive issues, sexuality for those who are single (divorced, widowed, or never married), and in this new edition, LGBT issues and same-sex marriage. The author details practical solutions for ways that parents, educators, and churches can nurture others and ourselves in the quest to understand sexuality as a longing that draws us toward God and others, and to embrace it as a God-given gift. Thought-provoking study questions at the end of each chapter inspire readers to reflection and action in reclaiming our sexuality through grace.
Categories: Religion

Sacred Fire

Sacred Fire

The intent of this book is to try to address exactly those questions: How can we live less self- centered, more mature lives? What constitutes deep maturity and how do we reach that place?

Author: Ronald Rolheiser

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780804139151

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 241

When one reaches the highest degree of human maturity, one has only one question left: How can I be helpful?—TERESA OF ÁVILA Beloved author Ronald Rolheiser continues his search for an accessible and penetrating Christian spirituality in this highly anticipated follow-up to the contemporary classic, The Holy Longing. With his trademark acuity, wit, and thoughtfulness, Rolheiser shows how identifying and embracing discipleship will lead to new heights of spiritual awareness and maturity. In this new book, Rolheiser takes us on a journey through the dark night of the senses and of the spirit. Here, we experience the full gamut of human life, pleasure and fervor, disillusionment and boredom. But, as Rolheiser explains, when we embrace the struggle and yearning to know God we can experience too a profound re-understanding to our daily lives. “What lies beyond the essentials, the basics?” Rolheiser writes. “Where do we go once some of the basic questions in our lives have been answered, or at least brought to enough peace that our focus can shift away from ourselves to others? Where do we go once the basic questions in our lives are no longer the restless questions of youthful insecurity and loneliness? Who am I? Who loves me? How will my life turn out? Where do we go once the basic question in life becomes: How can I give my life away more purely, and more meaningfully? How do I live beyond my own heartaches, headaches, and obsessions so as to help make other peoples’ lives more meaningful? The intent of this book is to try to address exactly those questions: How can we live less self- centered, more mature lives? What constitutes deep maturity and how do we reach that place? And, not unimportantly, what constitutes a more adult, Christian discipleship? What constitutes a truly mature following of Jesus?” As the poet Rainer Maria Rilke suggests, “Live the questions now.” In Sacred Fire, Rolheiser’s deeply affecting prose urges us on in pursuit of the most holy of all passions—a deep and lasting intimacy with God.
Categories: Religion

The Fire Within

The Fire Within

From best-selling author and speaker Fr. Ronald Rolheiser comes The Fire Within: Desire, Sexuality, Longing, and God.

Author: Ronald Rolheiser

Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)

ISBN: 1640606661

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 698

From best-selling author and speaker Fr. Ronald Rolheiser comes The Fire Within: Desire, Sexuality, Longing, and God.
Categories: Religion

News of the Universe

News of the Universe

THE HOLY LONGING Tell a wise person , or else keep silent , because the massman will mock it right away . I praise what is truly alive , what longs to be burned to death . In the calm water of the love - nights , where you were begotten ...

Author:

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0871563681

Category: Poetry

Page: 305

View: 491

Poems from various eras and cultures illustrate people's perception of nature and consciousness and how that perception changed
Categories: Poetry

Sexuality and Holy Longing

Sexuality and Holy Longing

This powerful book shows how many Christians, including pastors, parents and leaders, have unwittingly absorbed many cultural ideas about sexuality that are not supported by the Bible.

Author: Lisa Graham McMinn

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0787968188

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 709

This powerful book shows how many Christians, including pastors, parents and leaders, have unwittingly absorbed many cultural ideas about sexuality that are not supported by the Bible. As people created by God for relationship, our sexuality guarantees that we will long for and be drawn toward others, McMinn provides a blueprint for understanding sexuality--and our longing to be loved-- at all stages of life (childhood, teen years, early adulthood, midlife, and old age), and addresses tough topics including sexuality for those who are single (divorced, widowed, or never married). She also details practical solutions for ways that parents, educators, and churches can nurture others and ourselves in the quest to understand sexuality as a longing that draws us toward God and others, and to embrace it as a God-given gift. Thought provoking study questions at the end of each chapter inspire us to action in reclaiming our sexuality through grace.
Categories: Religion

Our One Great Act of Fidelity

Our One Great Act of Fidelity

In this deeply personal book, Father Ronald Rolheiser delves into the history and meaning of this sacred tradition, drawing upon the insights of various scripture scholars, theologians, and church teachings.

Author: Ronald Rolheiser

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780307887054

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 995

From the author of the bestselling, The Holy Longing, comes a book about the central expression of faith for hundreds of millions of Christians, the Eucharist. More so than anything else, the Eucharist is what anchors many peoples' life, prayer, and ultimately the way they live their lives. In this deeply personal book, Father Ronald Rolheiser delves into the history and meaning of this sacred tradition, drawing upon the insights of various scripture scholars, theologians, and church teachings. With personal warmth and great insight, he reflects on his own particular Roman Catholic upbringing and the centrality that the Eucharist has within that tradition. At the same time, he looks at other denominations’ traditions around the Eucharist. Our One Great Act of Fidelity is an investigation into the ways people secure their faith and belief and discover true intimacy with God and each other. Ultimately, however, it is a spiritual and a personal statement of how Ronald Rolheiser understands the Eucharist and why he celebrates it every day. Ronald Rolheiser is a specialist in the field of spirituality and is currently President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. Father Rolheiser is the author of The Holy Longing, The Restless Heart, Forgotten Among the Lilies, The Shattered Lantern, and Against an Infinite Horizon. He writes a weekly column that appears in more than 90 Catholic publications. More information on his work can be found at RonRolheiser.com.
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Leader s Guide for Primary Source Readings in Christian Morality

Leader s Guide for Primary Source Readings in Christian Morality

Excerpts from The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality, by Ronald Rolheiser A broad understanding of sexuality is described in these excerpts from The Holy Longing, by Ronald Rolheiser. Sexuality is described as the ...

Author: Diana Turney

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 9780884899907

Category: Religion

Page: 88

View: 500

Primary Source Readings in Christian Morality presents the living words of the Catholic Church and the wisdom of everyday people addressing the moral issues that impact our lives. One goal of Primary Source Readings in Christian Morality is to help students realize the connection between behavior and character. Additionally, the hope is that students will uncover that the road to authentic happiness and joy involves working on their relationship with God. Within this book you will find writings from: Pope Benedict XVI, The Second Vatican Council, Richard Gula, SS, Pope Paul VI, Ronald Rohlheiser, Erich Maria Remarque, Pope John Paul II, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Categories: Religion

The Holy Longing

The Holy Longing

This study examined attitudes toward the religious impulse in the schools of depth psychology--Freudian, object relations, Jungian, and archetypal--and in transpersonal psychology.

Author: Connie Zweig

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:57728305

Category:

Page: 538

View: 572

This study examined attitudes toward the religious impulse in the schools of depth psychology--Freudian, object relations, Jungian, and archetypal--and in transpersonal psychology. The religious impulse is defined as an individual's innate desire to commune with something greater than the individual self; it is the longing to transcend the ego, to return to the archetypal realm, or to experience union with God, depending on one's language and frame of reference.
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Augustine

Augustine

The whole life of the good Christian is a holy longing . What you long for , as yet you do not see ; but longing makes in you the room that shall be filled , when that which you are to see shall come . When you would fill a purse ...

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664241654

Category: Religion

Page: 359

View: 175

This volume, a part of the Library of Christian Classics series, explores Augustine's classic work on the Trinity and his understanding of Paul, as well as his powers as a preacher. Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.
Categories: Religion

Sexuality and Holy Longing

Sexuality and Holy Longing

In this newly revised edition of Sexuality and Holy Longing, author Lisa Graham McMinn beautifully describes how people are created by God for relationship, and our sexuality guarantees that we will long for and be drawn toward others.

Author: Lisa Graham McMinn

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 150645481X

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 534

In this newly revised edition of Sexuality and Holy Longing, author Lisa Graham McMinn beautifully describes how people are created by God for relationship, and our sexuality guarantees that we will long for and be drawn toward others. McMinn provides a blueprint for understanding sexuality--and our longing to be loved--at all stages of life (childhood, teen years, early adulthood, midlife, and old age). In the context of faith and a changing culture, she explores sexual awakenings in adolescence, choices, opportunities and challenges of single people, and mysteries of committed covenantal relationships. She addresses tough topics, including reproductive issues, sexuality for those who are single (divorced, widowed, or never married), and in this new edition, LGBT issues and same-sex marriage.The author details practical solutions for ways that parents, educators, and churches can nurture others and ourselves in the quest to understand sexuality as a longing that draws us toward God and others, and to embrace it as a God-given gift. Thought-provoking study questions at the end of each chapter inspire readers to reflection and action in reclaiming our sexuality through grace.
Categories: Religion

Seeking God in All Things

Seeking God in All Things

The whole life of a good Christian is a holy longing . But what you long for you do not yet see , but by longing you are made capacious so that when what you are to see has come , you may be filled . For just as , if you should wish to ...

Author: William E. Reiser

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814651666

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 432

The practice of spiritual direction assumes a theology of the Holy Spirit, a theology of revelation and of the Church, and a theology of prayer. Seeking God in All Things explores each of these themes as the underpinnings of spiritual direction and examines what makes the Christian religious experience distinctive. Since not every experience of God bears a Christian imprint, William Reiser, SJ, asks whether and in what way a Christian might be ale to assist someone who is not Christian in developing his or her interior life. This question looks beyond suggesting the concrete steps a person might take in initiating, nurturing, and solidifying a way of praying. It looks, rather, toward the fundamental issue of helping others as they discover and deepen their relationship to the mystery of God. Chapters are It Is God Who Directs, *Imagining Divine Action in Human Lives, - *Where Do Holy Desires Come From? - *What's Distinctive About the Christian Religious Experience? - *Further Elements of Christian Distinctiveness, - *The Incarnation as a Starting Point for Spiritual Direction, - and *Should Christian Spirituality Move Beyond Jesus? - William Reiser, SJ, PhD, is a professor of theology in the religious studies department at Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts. Over the past twelve years, he has also served as an associate staff member at the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge. He is the author of Jesus in Solidarity with His People, published by Liturgical Press.
Categories: Religion

The Holy Longing

The Holy Longing

Author: Thomas Watson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:15872567

Category:

Page: 50

View: 187

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Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt

Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt

HOLY. LONGING. (DESIRE). Instinct/Sensuality. THE GREAT CAT goddess Bast comes to celebrate with us the birth of the new human. Whether one is creating a new human form, a body of work, or a future universe, the first great round will ...

Author: Nicki Scully

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591439363

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

View: 678

A book of wisdom teachings and rituals that invoke ancient Egyptian deities to awaken human consciousness • Provides guided shamanic visualizations to invoke 26 of the most significant gods • Takes the reader through shamanic portals of death, rebirth, and illumination • Reconciles internal conflict through a sacred marriage of heart and mind In Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt, Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf renew humanity’s connection to the ancient gods of Egypt, the neteru. Voices from these divine ancestors remind us of the healing power of the heart, and call us to bring their consciousness into the present to help us remember our true nature as divine humans with sacred purpose. The authors provide rituals, meditations, and rites of passage to help us meet our personal and planetary challenges with grace, wisdom, and love. The shamanic initiations provided are invoked, directly experienced, and transformed into embodied wisdom that awakens consciousness and illumines the intelligence of the heart. Scully and Star Wolf focus their rituals on 26 of the primary divine entities that preside over the ancient mysteries whose roots are in Old Kingdom and pre-historic Egypt. This fresh interpretation of ancient mysteries unites the energies of Thoth and Anubis to guide us through the current cycle of Earth changes and to help us remember who we really are at heart. Through these passages, Anubis lives up to his ancient title as the Opener of the Way, and Thoth as the Architect of Higher Learning. Together they evoke their power to unite heart and mind in the sacred marriage that brings transformation, renewal, and the awakening of consciousness.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Growing a Healing Ministry

Growing a Healing Ministry

The Sacred and the Profane : The Nature of Religion . ... Moore , Robert L. “ Ritual , Sacred Space , and Healing : The Psychoanalyst as Ritual Elder . ... The Holy Longing : The Search for a Christian Spirituality .

Author: Kathy Edmison

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1551455080

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 180

This book is based directly on the experience and wisdom of those who have established energy-touch healing ministries in congregational settings.
Categories: Religion