Where Two Worlds Touch

Where Two Worlds Touch

Acclaimed spiritual teacher Gloria Karpinski opens up a new world wherepain offers as much opportunity for growth as pleasure, where inner awareness is brought into outer expression, and where body, mind, and spirit can at last become one.

Author: Gloria Karpinski

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409005070

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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No matter where you are in your own spiritual work, Where Two Worlds Touch can show you how to harness the power of an experience we all share and often fear: change. Whether you are facing the challenge of living in an increasingly complex world, or more personal upheavals of a relationship ending, a death, or an illness, you can learn to consciously use change as a spiritual rite of passage. As you begin to see changes in your life as precisely personal assignments for growth and not as random fate or bad karma, you will learn to embrace change willingly as part of your spiritual homework. Each new change will become an initiation, a passage that marks both a birth and a death, a giving up in order to gain. Illustrated with wonderful allegorical tales from all the major spiritual traditions, compelling life stories and transformative exercises, Where Two Worlds Touch introduces you to the Seven Principles of Conscious Change and shows you that the mundane details of everyday life offer rich fuel for personal evolution. Acclaimed spiritual teacher Gloria Karpinski opens up a new world wherepain offers as much opportunity for growth as pleasure, where inner awareness is brought into outer expression, and where body, mind, and spirit can at last become one.
Categories: Psychology

Where Two Worlds Touch Spiritual Rites of Passage

Where Two Worlds Touch  Spiritual Rites of Passage

No matter where you are in your own spiritual work, this book can show you how to harness the power of an experience we all share and often fear: change.

Author: Gloria Karpinski

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307574343

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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No matter where you are in your own spiritual work, this book can show you how to harness the power of an experience we all share and often fear: change. Discover how you can learn to consciously use change as a spiritual rite of passage. Illustrated with wonderful allegorical tales from all the major spiritual traditions, compelling life stories and transformative exercises, WHERE TWO WORLDS TOUCH shows you that even the mundane details of everyday life offer rich fuel for personal evolution.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Women s Rites of Passage

Women s Rites of Passage

A provocative assessment of the differences between modern women who respectively embrace and resist change explains how women can take responsibility for their lives and choices by creating personal rites of passage, drawing on scholarly ...

Author: Abigail Brenner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742547485

Category: Psychology

Page: 253

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A provocative assessment of the differences between modern women who respectively embrace and resist change explains how women can take responsibility for their lives and choices by creating personal rites of passage, drawing on scholarly research and inspirational personal stories to offer tribute to key life transitions. Original.
Categories: Psychology

The Emerald Covenant

The Emerald Covenant

An engineer experiences a mind-shattering encounter with spirit followed by a ten-year journey with an ascended master involving fantastic spiritual rites of passage at many mystical places all over the world.

Author: Michael E. Morgan

Publisher: Crazyfox Publications

ISBN: 0966239717

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 591

An engineer experiences a mind-shattering encounter with spirit followed by a ten-year journey with an ascended master involving fantastic spiritual rites of passage at many mystical places all over the world.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

From Boys to Men

From Boys to Men

In From Boys to Men, Bret Stephenson shows readers that older cultures didn’t magically avoid adolescence; instead they developed successful rituals and rites of passage for sculpting teen boys into healthy young men.

Author: Bret Stephenson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594777172

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 822

A guide to restoring the successful models used by ancient cultures the world over to raise adolescent boys • Explains the negative effects of Western youth culture and how it can be transformed • Offers instructions for integrating basic rites of passage into modern family life and youth programs For tens of thousands of years all across the globe, societies have been coping with raising adolescents. Why is it then that native cultures never had the need for juvenile halls, residential treatment centers, mood-altering drugs, or boot camps? How did they avoid the high incidence of teen violence America is experiencing, and how did they prevent their youth from relying on drugs and alcohol, the use of which has become so prevalent in Western society? In From Boys to Men, Bret Stephenson shows readers that older cultures didn’t magically avoid adolescence; instead they developed successful rituals and rites of passage for sculpting teen boys into healthy young men. From Aleutian Eskimos to Polynesian Islanders, from tribal Africans to Australian Aborigines, each culture found archetypal ways to initiate their boys into the adult community. Stephenson explains the basics of rites of passage and offers insight into how to reintroduce these successful practices and traditional understandings into modern family life and programs for youth. He discusses the damaging effects of our youth culture and the negative teen products that are fueled by corporate America and reveals how we can counteract these negative forces by using meaningful rites of passage to create a society with happy and healthy adolescent boys.
Categories: Family & Relationships

A Rite of Passage to Spiritual Enightenment Living with Compassion

A Rite of Passage to Spiritual Enightenment  Living with Compassion

A Rite of Passage to Spiritual Enlightenment It transcends the age barriers. It is ageless and genderless. It helps one to choose the values that rule them subconsciously.

Author: Emily Gunter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1881524760

Category: Self-Help

Page: 159

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"A Rite of Passage to Spiritual Enlightenment" It transcends the age barriers. It is ageless and genderless. It helps one to choose the values that rule them subconsciously. It helps you to identify your purpose in life and to choose what values you will use to accomplish your purpose.
Categories: Self-Help

African Spiritual Journey

African Spiritual Journey

Author: Nokuzola Mndende

Publisher:

ISBN: 0620364459

Category: Xhosa (African people)

Page: 59

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Categories: Xhosa (African people)

Carnival of the Spirit

Carnival of the Spirit

Carnival of the Spirit is a vibrant synergy of African Spirituality, folktales, and kitchen-table wisdom in an exuberant tribute to world holidays and nature's four seasons.

Author: Chief Luisah Teish

Publisher:

ISBN: 1940671418

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Carnival of the Spirit is a vibrant synergy of African Spirituality, folktales, and kitchen-table wisdom in an exuberant tribute to world holidays and nature's four seasons. Luisah Teish serves up stories of her own family's traditions along with festivals from all over the world-from the Lily Festival in Japan to the Yam Festival in West Africa, from intimate family gatherings to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and from traditional European holidays to sacred African rituals.
Categories: Religion

Crossroads

Crossroads

Crossroads is a comprehensive collection of fifty cutting-edge articles on diverse aspects of the transition to adulthood, covering experiences with contemporary rites of passage, the use of rites of passage to resolve the 'youth crisis' of ...

Author: Louise Carus Mahdi

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812691903

Category: Psychology

Page: 452

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Thinkers and activists from many orientations and traditions are now coming together to explore ways to reconstitute rites of passage as a form of community healing for our public and personal ills. Crossroads is a comprehensive collection of over fifty cutting-edge writings on diverse aspects of the transition to adulthood. "In no uncertain terms, Crossroads opens our eyes to our responsibility to the adolescents who are now growing up without sacred rituals and hence without knowledge of spiritual roots in their culture. Many of the writers have first-hand experience and first-rate ideas of how to transform this cultural crisis. Crossroads also challenges us to integrate our own inner adolescent. Piercing insight with realistic hope " -- Marlon Woodman The Ravaged Bridegroom
Categories: Psychology

Deeply Into the Bone

Deeply Into the Bone

He is unquestionably a first-rate author and thinker, and this is an unquestionably magnificent book."—Lawrence Hoffman, author of Covenant of Blood "Deeply into the Bone is guaranteed to change our minds about ritual.

Author: Ronald L. Grimes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520236752

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

View: 654

"There is no other book even remotely like this. Deeply into the Bone is an exceptional, imaginative book on the topic of rites and the shaping of human life. Grimes is one of the few people who ably combines scholarly disciplines and perspectives with firsthand narratives, literary essays, films and observations of general culture. He is unquestionably a first-rate author and thinker, and this is an unquestionably magnificent book."—Lawrence Hoffman, author of Covenant of Blood "Deeply into the Bone is guaranteed to change our minds about ritual. Using a global and ethnic array of rites new and old, Grimes shows that contrary to popular belief, the ritual marking of life passages is anything but universal. By teaching us how to think comparatively we see that rites of passage are enduring rituals not for their uniformity, but because they serve as cornerstones for cultural and spiritual creativity and innovation."—Madeline Duntley, College of Wooster
Categories: Social Science

Journey Through the Sol

Journey Through the Sol

JOURNEY THROUGH THE SOL is a remarkable and telling story of one woman’s journey from her early years as a child, to training as a white sorcerer’s apprentice, to working with the Ascended Masters and finally being initiated by the ...

Author: Alisha R. Kaiser

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145681947X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 204

View: 256

JOURNEY THROUGH THE SOL is a remarkable and telling story of one woman’s journey from her early years as a child, to training as a white sorcerer’s apprentice, to working with the Ascended Masters and finally being initiated by the Solar Trinity. These adventures lead her down a magical path of personal discovery through trials, initiations, dreams and visions to reveal her true nature and relationship with the Universe, God and her soul’s purpose and mission in life. Her insights into this realm are priceless for those seeking to remember and understand the blueprint of their own soul’s journey through the stars. Journey Through the Sol provides a blueprint for exploring your Life, Dreams and Soul Mission, with beautiful messages from Divine Mother, the Ascended Masters and the Andromeda Collective.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Blue Dragon White Tiger

Blue Dragon  White Tiger

The book is based on the Taoist hypothesis that all Chinese rites of passage and festivals are structured by Yin-yang Five Element cosmology.

Author: Michael R. Saso

Publisher: Asian Spirituality, Taoist Stu

ISBN: 0824813618

Category: Religion

Page: 219

View: 928

Blue Dragon White Tiger: Taoist Rites of Passage is a view of Chinese religion from the Taoist perspective, derived from field work in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People's Republic of China. The book is based on the Taoist hypothesis that all Chinese rites of passage and festivals are structured by Yin-yang Five Element cosmology. Buddhist and Taoist meditation of emptying, marriage, birthing, initiation, burial, ancestor rituals, and the annual festivals are described through the eyes of the experts called on to serve family and village needs. The work ends with a view of religion in the People's Republic of China during a period of renewal and restoration. Book jacket.
Categories: Religion

Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage

Iya Sangode examines and raises everyday female issues, while offering self-help techniques. Probably more important, Iya Sangode presents various potent 'female psychologies' culled from the Yoruba culture of Nigeria and West Africa.

Author: Ayobunmi Sosi Sangode (H.L. Iyalosa.)

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89071880991

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 151

Iya Sangode examines and raises everyday female issues, while offering self-help techniques. Probably more important, Iya Sangode presents various potent 'female psychologies' culled from the Yoruba culture of Nigeria and West Africa. Researching deeply the sacred odus (Yoruba religious scriptures), Sangode draws the readers to the esteemed role of women and their profound position in the community as well as in some of the most powerful and important Yoruba societies and cults.
Categories: Social Science

Sebastian Me

Sebastian   Me

This is a collection of true, heartwarming stories of unconditional love, loss, the strength of the human spirit and the bond formed between a cat and it's owner.

Author: Kay A. Clark

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1468054198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 956

This is a collection of true, heartwarming stories of unconditional love, loss, the strength of the human spirit and the bond formed between a cat and it's owner. First the author adopts a wonderful kitten whom she names, Sebastian. He's the Heaven-sent Band-Aid that was needed at a time of several losses and provided the unconditional Love that soothed and softened the edges of some of Life's blows. Then when Sebastian takes off to discover his own Rite of Passage, many questions arise strengthening the faith and conviction that there is a stronger force out there that is in control and looking out for our good, helping us to learn the lessons we were sent here to learn and experience. In this journey of adventure, experience the growth and awareness of the spiritual realm around us working on our behalf. There are unseen powers watching over us, leading, directing and protecting us, loving us all the way. Enjoy the challenge of caring for one and then two ofGod's furry, feline creatures in dealing with life's adversities and witness the triumph of an enduring faith.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Women s Medicine Ways

Women s Medicine Ways

Covers rituals for women who are interested in a feminist spiritual path, following the woman's life cycle from puberty to death.

Author: Marcia Starck

Publisher:

ISBN: 0895945967

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 111

View: 971

Covers rituals for women who are interested in a feminist spiritual path, following the woman's life cycle from puberty to death.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Rites of Passage in Contemporary Africa

Rites of Passage in Contemporary Africa

The articles which comprise this book where delivered initially at a conference held at the University of Zimbabwe, 21-24 June 1994, on the of the interaction between Christian religion and traditional African religions.

Author: James Leland Cox

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040168711

Category: Africa

Page: 259

View: 192

The articles which comprise this book where delivered initially at a conference held at the University of Zimbabwe, 21-24 June 1994, on the of the interaction between Christian religion and traditional African religions. This text demonstrates that the academic study of religion is not only responsive to developments in religious life, but is interested in actively exploring the symbolic structures expressed in Christian and traditional ritual activities. Academic understanding is shown to be interactive with the many factors which compromise meaning within human societies and religious communities.
Categories: Africa

Pilgrimage As Rite of Passage

Pilgrimage As Rite of Passage

An experiential program for youth making the transition to adulthood that includes catechetical sessions, a medicine walk, an overnight pilgrimage, and a period of mystagogia.

Author: Robert Brancatelli

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809137984

Category: Religion

Page: 66

View: 258

An experiential program for youth making the transition to adulthood that includes catechetical sessions, a medicine walk, an overnight pilgrimage, and a period of mystagogia.
Categories: Religion

An African centered Model of Prevention for African American Youth at High Risk

An African centered Model of Prevention for African American Youth at High Risk

Historical Mechanisms Found in Ancestral Traditions to Perpetuate Spiritual
Awareness Dispositions of faith , hope , love ... A brief discussion is given here
about three of these significant African and African - American rituals : rites of
passage ...

Author: Lawford L. Goddard

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043402273

Category: African American youth

Page: 145

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Categories: African American youth

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal

Adds Meade, "I've been working for 20 years on understanding how rites of
passage work in cultures throughout the ... In her culture, people who often hear
disembodied voices are naturally assumed to be talking with the spirit world and
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 170

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
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Barbarian Rites

Barbarian Rites

Providing in-depth information on their social class and clan structure, rites of passage, and their most important gods and goddesses, such as Odin, Loki, Thor, and Freyja, Hasenfratz reveals how it is only through understanding our ...

Author: Hans-Peter Hasenfratz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620554487

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 634

Discover the untamed paganism of the Vikings and the Germanic tribes prior to the complete Christianization of Europe • Explores the different forms of magic practiced by these tribes, including runic magic, necromancy (death magic), soul-travel, and shape-shifting • Examines their rites of passage and initiation rituals and their most important gods, such as Odin, Loki, and Thor • Looks at barbarian magic in historical accounts, church and assembly records, and mythology as well as an eyewitness report from a 10th-century Muslim diplomat • Reveals the use and abuse of this tradition’s myths and magic by the Nazis Before the conversion of Europe to Christianity in the Middle Ages, Germanic tribes roamed the continent, plundering villages and waging battles to seek the favor of Odin, their god of war, ecstasy, and magic. Centuries later, predatory Viking raiders from Scandinavia carried on similar traditions. These wild “barbarians” had a system of social classes and familial clans with complex spiritual customs, from rites of passage for birth, death, and adulthood to black magic practices and shamanic ecstatic states, such as the infamous “berserker’s rage.” Chronicling the original pagan tradition of free and wild Europe--and the use and abuse of its myths and magic by the Nazis--Hans-Peter Hasenfratz offers a concise history of the Germanic tribes of Europe and their spiritual, magical, and occult beliefs. Looking at historical accounts, church and assembly records, mythology, and folktales from Germany, Russia, Scandinavia, and Iceland as well as an eyewitness report of Viking customs and rituals from a 10th-century Muslim diplomat, Hasenfratz explores the different forms of magic--including charms, runic magic, necromancy, love magic, soul-travel, and shamanic shape-shifting--practiced by the Teutonic tribes and examines their interactions with and eventual adaptation to Christianity. Providing in-depth information on their social class and clan structure, rites of passage, and their most important gods and goddesses, such as Odin, Loki, Thor, and Freyja, Hasenfratz reveals how it is only through understanding our magical barbarian roots that we can see the remnants of their language, culture, and dynamic spirit that have carried through to modern times.
Categories: Social Science