Speaking for Nature

Speaking for Nature

“ When the Beasts Spoke ' : Animal Speech and Classical Reason in Descartes and La Fontaine , " Animal Acts : Configuring the Human in ... See William Cronon's analysis of avenging nature reasserting its authority over unruly humanity ...

Author: Sylvia Bowerbank

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801878721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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The book contains perceptions of nature and ecology in writings by English women authors from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Includes discussion of works by the writers: Mary Wroth (ca. 1586-ca. 1640), Margaret Cavendish (1624?-1674), Mary Rich Warwick (1625-1678), Catherine Talbot (1721-1770), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Speaking with Nature

Speaking with Nature

Spending time in nature will be your doorway into the seen and unseen realms where you can communicate with the nature beings in your surroundings. The exercises we suggest will guide you to a deeper appreciation for the lands, waters, ...

Author: Sandra Ingerman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591437727

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Connecting with nature and nature beings to help heal us and the Earth • Provides experiential practices to communicate with nature and access the creative power of the Earth • Shares transformative wisdom teachings from conversations with nature beings, such as Snowy Owl, Snake, Blackberry, Mushroom, and Glacial Silt, exploring the role of each in bringing balance to the planet Nature and the Earth are conscious. They speak to us through our dreams, intuition, and deep longings. By opening our minds, hearts, and senses we can consciously awaken to the magic of the wild, the rhythms of nature, and the profound feminine wisdom of the Earth. We can connect with nature spirits who have deep compassion and love for us, offering their guidance and support as we each make our journey through life. Renowned shamanic teachers Sandra Ingerman and Llyn Roberts explain how anyone can access the spirit of nature whether through animals, plants, trees, or insects, or through other nature beings such as Mist or Sand. They share transformative wisdom teachings from their own conversations with nature spirits, such as Snowy Owl, Snake, Blackberry, Mushroom, and Glacial Silt, revealing powerful lessons about the feminine qualities of nature and about the reader’s role in the healing of the Earth. They provide a wealth of experiential practices that allow each of us to connect with the creative power of nature. Full of rich imagery, these approaches can be used in a backyard, in the wilderness, in a city park, or even purely through imagination, allowing anyone to communicate with and seek guidance from nature beings no matter where you live. By communing and musing with nature, we learn how to speak to the spirit that lives in all things, bringing balance to us and the planet. By tapping into the feminine wisdom of the Earth, we evoke a deep sense of belonging with the natural world and cultivate our inner landscape, planting the seeds for harmony and a natural state of joy.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Speaking for Nature

Speaking for Nature

"What right has man to inflict such long and fearful agony on a fellow-creature, simply because that creature does not speak his language?" Later on, partly as the result of the so-called nature controversy, Seton turned away from ...

Author: Paul Brooks

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486781433

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Narrative portraits of America's great literary naturalists offer a 200-year history of wildlife conservation: Thoreau, Burroughs, Muir, Beebe, Carson, and many others. "Brisk and illuminating." — The New York Times Book Review.
Categories: Nature

Still Speaking of Nature

Still Speaking of Nature

Further Explorations in the Natural World Bill Danielson ... In particular I am speaking of those unexpected nights when echoes of summer seem to come reverberating out of the past. These are the hot, humid, sticky nights that are the ...

Author: Bill Danielson

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438436005

Category: Nature

Page: 171

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An engaging and accessible introduction to the natural world in New England and upstate New York.
Categories: Nature

Speaking Of Ayurveda Yoga And Nature Cure

Speaking Of Ayurveda Yoga And Nature Cure

Thus , it is natural for depleted or vitiated blood to be in the body and such blood does not produce any ill effects , subject to its normal cycle of re - purification in the lungs . Similarly the intrinsic qualities of the Universe ...

Author: T.L. Devaraj

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 1845570316

Category: Health

Page: 308

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An ancient science of medicine, ayurveda has postulated some of the best principles for maintaining and preserving health. It lays down certain rules, not only for healthy living but also for hygiene -- a key requisite for health. The characteristic pressures of the modern age are bound to lead to deviations from the safe routines of diet and habit, and so, to imbalances of health. To those suffering on account of these, ayurveda provides relief. This book will be valuable for general readers as it contains matter related to the prevention of disease and protection of health. Also included in the book are various asanas, which help to maintain health and cure common disorders.
Categories: Health

Nature Whispers as the Trees Speak

Nature Whispers as the Trees Speak

Hear the whispered messages of the willows. Such is a formula for joyful living, Something that keeps us believing Goodness is a natural expression. Seasons It is written in the silver lining of the Food for the Senses.

Author: Christine J.K. Kanakis

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9798765231029

Category: Poetry

Page: 83

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Metaphor for My Mind Clear the clutter from my mind; Thoughts upon thoughts Leave me blind. Clear the clutter, Poison ivy of the mind. Clip entangled vines that bind. Pruned away now, Useless past behind, Thoughts depart, leaving Peace of mind. For author Christine J. K. Kanakis, the purpose of writing it to understand herself more completely. She both reads and creates in response to the need to find out more than she is already conscious of and to connect with a person or spirit on a parallel path of exploration, searching for understanding of the truth within all of us. Nature Whispers as the Trees Speak presents a poetic collection about self-discovery through adventuring in natural surroundings, spending time experiencing different cultures, and pausing long enough to notice the unity of all creation. When we awaken to the knowledge that we are all connected, we experience gratitude, and a desire emerges to wish all a healthy and prosperous existence. Each new day provides an opportunity to scrap old patterns of thinking and embark on an adventure of self-discovery.
Categories: Poetry

Speak Lord I m Listening

Speak Lord  I m Listening

Mr. Chambers could not ignore God's voice speaking to him. While on this earth, Jesus often used nature to teach spiritual lessons so that we could more clearly understand how God communicates with mankind. Jesus told usto consider the ...

Author: Larry Kreider

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441268402

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Jesus said, "My sheep hear My voice," but many Christians do not know how to hear from God. In this practical, story-rich guidebook, international teacher Larry Kreider shows believers how to develop a listening relationship with the Lord. Speak Lord, I'm Listening explores the multiple ways Christians can hear the voice of God in today's world. It offers real-life examples of how God teaches His followers to listen. Contains tips in each chapter for distinguishing His voice from the noise of Satan's interference. Christians across the denominational spectrum will develop a closer and deeper relationship with God as they learn fifty unique ways to listen to Him. You will realize that God was speaking to you all along but, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, you didn't know it was Him!
Categories: Religion

The Accursed Share

The Accursed Share

The desire for these limits is discernible, no doubt, in the fact of speaking not of animality but of nature, not of man but of culture. This is to go from one abstract view to another, and to exclude the moment when the whole of being ...

Author: Georges Bataille

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034302781

Category: Philosophy

Page: 532

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The three volumes of The Accursed Share address what Georges Bataille sees as the paradox of utility: namely, if being useful means serving a further end, then the ultimate end of utility can only be uselessness. The first volume of The Accursed Share, the only one published before Bataille's death, treated this paradox in economic terms, showing that "it is not necessity but its contrary, luxury, that presents living matter and mankind with their fundamental problems." This Zone edition includes in a single volume a reconstruction, based on the versions published in Bataille's posthumous collected works, of his intended continuation of The Accursed Share. In the second and third volumes, The History of Eroticism and Sovereignty, Bataille explores the same paradox of utility, respectively from an anthropological and an ethical perspective. He first analyzes the fears and fascination, the prohibitions and the transgressions attached to the realm of eroticism as so many expressions of the "uselessness" of erotic life. It is just this expenditure of excess energy that demarcates the realm of human autonomy, of independence relative to .useful" ends. The study of eroticism therefore leads naturally to the examination of human sovereignty, in which Bataille defines the sovereign individual as one who consumes and does not labor, creating a life beyond the realm of utility.
Categories: Philosophy

Augustine A Guide for the Perplexed

Augustine  A Guide for the Perplexed

Toward the end of book 3, Augustine describes the natural condition of human weakness that is, more properly speaking, the penalty of sin (lib. arb. 3.19.54): What a person does wrongly out of ignorance; what he cannot do rightly, ...

Author: James Wetzel

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441174826

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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This is a student's guide to the life and work of Augustine; a notoriously challenging thinker, widely read in Philosophy and Christian Theology. The book provides a concise and coherent overview of Augustine, introducing all the key concepts and themes, and is ideal for undergraduates who require more than just a simple introduction to his work and thought.
Categories: Philosophy

Subversive Seduction

Subversive Seduction

When speaking of natural selection among humans, Bartrina echoes important moments from Darwin's description of sexual selection: In this continual struggle [for life], aimed entirely at personal advantage, no matter how small, ...

Author: Travis Landry

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295804422

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Male-male rivalry and female passive choice, the two principal tenets of Darwinian sexual selection, raise important ethical questions in The Descent of Man--and in the decades since--about the subjugation of women. If female choice is a key component of evolutionary success, what impact does the constraint of women's choices have on society? The elaborate courtship plots of 19th century Spanish novels, with their fixation on suitors and selectors, rivalry, and seduction, were attempts to grapple with the question of female agency in a patriarchal society. By reading Darwin through the lens of the Spanish realist novel and vice versa, Travis Landry brings new insights to our understanding of both: while Darwin's theories have often been seen as biologically deterministic, Landry asserts that Darwin's theory of sexual selection was characterized by an open ended dynamic whose oxymoronic emphasis on "passive" female choice carries the potential for revolutionary change in the status of women.
Categories: Literary Criticism