Dark Night Of The Soul

Author : St. John of the Cross
ISBN : 9780486115535
Genre : Literary Collections
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In this spiritual masterpiece — a classic of Christian literature and mysticism — the author addresses pride, avarice, envy, and other human imperfections, describing methods of conversion through prayer, submission, and purification.
Category: Literary Collections

The Hardest Path

Author : Matt Jardine
ISBN : 9781504372206
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On the Japanese island of Shikoku, amidst mountains, coasts, and bamboo forests, lies one of the worlds most sacred trailsthe eighty-eight-temple pilgrimage. Inspired by Paulo Coelho (author of the Alchemist) and driven by dissatisfaction with the day-to-day grind, Matt Jardine embarks on a journey in search of answers to lifes great questions, mysteries that confound us all. Heartfelt, accessible, humorous, and profound, what he discovers is that the hardest path is rarely the one we walk outside, but the one we walk within.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Archaeology Of Darkness

Author : Marion Dowd
ISBN : 9781785701948
Genre : Social Science
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Through time people have lived with darkness. Archaeology shows us that over the whole human journey people have sought out dark places, for burials, for votive deposition and sometimes for retreat or religious ritual away from the wider community. Thirteen papers explore Palaeolithic use of deep caves in Europe and the orientation of mortuary monuments in the Neolithic and Bronze Age. It examines how the senses are affected in caves and monuments that were used for ritual activities, from Bronze Age miners in Wales working in dangerous subterranean settings, to initiands in Italian caves, to a modern caver’s experience of spending time in the one of the world’s deepest caves in Russia. We see how darkness was and is viewed at northern latitudes where parts of the year are spent in eternal night, and in Easter Island where darkness provided communal refuge from the pervasive sun. We know that spending extended periods in darkness and silence can affect one physically, emotionally and spiritually. How did interactions between people and darkness affect individuals in the past and how were regarded by their communities? And how did this interaction transform places in the landscape? As the ever-increasing electrification of the planet steadily minimizes the amount of darkness in our lives, curiously, darkness is coming more into focus. This first collection of papers on the subject begins a conversation about the role of darkness in human experience through time.
Category: Social Science

Take Refuge

Author : Patricia Greene
ISBN : 9781504303484
Genre : Religion
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Take Refuge: A Contemporary View of The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of vila takes to heart the classical Christian calling to care for the outsider, the individuals who dwell on the margins. Recognizing todays complex cultural context, in which refugees worldwide present pervasive humanitarian challenges, Patricia Greene seeksin the most revered work of a sixteenth-century Carmelite nunthe guidance for Christians who desire to respond to those challenges. By treating the spiritual territory explored by St. Teresa as a place, Take Refuge presents exploration as a kind of travelogue journey where the reader accompanies the author. She entwines her experiences with the outsider, her perceptions of the contemporary world, and her descriptions and explanations of The Interior Castle to create a work that spans five centuries and derives its power from the depths of the tradition it embraces. Take Refuge: A Contemporary View of The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of vila shares a compelling and powerful vision for how to live out the Christian faith, discover ways to welcome the outsider, and draw strength along the way.
Category: Religion

Illuminating The Shadow

Author : David Furlong
ISBN : 9780955979576
Genre : Psychology
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Illuminating the Shadow explores dynamic new ways of understanding the world we inhabit both individually as well as collectively. Our ‘shadow’, a term first coined by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, contains all the unconscious aspects of our psyches. It holds the potential of all that we might become as well as the hidden patterns that are, so often, the main drivers of our life, by either limiting our self-expression, or propelling us along paths that we would not willingly tread. Because these patterns sit below the level of the conscious mind, we are not normally aware of their subtle yet profound influence upon us. This book will show you how to realise your full potential by bringing these self-limiting shadow elements into the light of consciousness, thereby allowing you to take control of your life and to heal the traumas they hold. Through this process, you will liberate yourself in a most profound way. Divided into three sections, complete with many exercises and activities, the book first looks at the shadow within literature, films, myths and fairy tales. The second section considers the concept of a ‘Cosmic Shadow’, before exploring the ‘personal shadow’ and then its manifestation within ‘the collective’, with its insights into extremism. The final section provides many different techniques for exploring and balancing our own hidden shadow nature. Illuminating the Shadow, in challenging orthodoxy, whether scientific or religious, presents new insights into the fundamental patterns that imbue all aspects of life, such as the evolution of consciousness, the balance of opposites and the relationship between the material and spiritual dimension. As such it will appeal to those with an interest in new ways of thinking.
Category: Psychology

Pilgerreise Zur Seligen Ewigkeit

Author : John Bunyan
ISBN : UOM:39015061148535
Genre : Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
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Das Erwachen

Author : Kate Chopin
ISBN : 3942374005
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Der Seltsame Fall Von Dr Jekyll Und Mr Hyde

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 9783863477035
Genre : Fiction
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„... nun aber war ich Freiwild für jeden, gejagt, obdachlos, ein weithin bekannter Mörder, dem Galgen geweiht.“ Die Schauernovelle des schottischen Schriftstellers Robert Louis Stevenson („Die Schatzinsel“) zählt zu den berühmtesten Adaptionen des Doppelgängermotivs in der Weltliteratur. In ihrer Vielschichtigkeit bis heute faszinierend, wurde sie prägend für das moderne Horrorgenre. Vollständig neu übersetzt von Susanne Mussehl.
Category: Fiction

Doctrine And Experience

Author : Christopher C. Zito
ISBN : 9781498281195
Genre : Religion
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Should evangelical spirituality be grounded in doctrine, experience, neither, or both? If in one, which, and why not the other? If in both, how might the two co-exist without cancelling out each other's distinctives? If in neither, then what practical value does either have for the Christian life? In this book, the author has combined critical research, pastoral awareness, and thoughtful reflection to show how the radicalizations of doctrine and experience have not only polarized contemporary evangelicalism into two nearly irreconcilable camps, but also has opened the door for a subtle but potent form of idolatry to creep into our midst. In an attempt to purge these idols and bridge the gap, this book contextualizes the biblical teachings and practices of our original spiritual instructors, asking the double-edged question of what it means for us today that the Word of God is normative and that the Spirit is Lord. The author concludes that evangelicals should seek an incarnate, cross-centered spirituality that is informed by meticulous attention and obedience to sound doctrine, but only as it is lived out in a deeply felt faith that is made perfect as we experience God daily in any number of ways.
Category: Religion

Ruf Der Wildnis

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 9783961640560
Genre : Fiction
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Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts lebt der Hund Buck im Süden der U S A. Eines Tages wird er von dem Gärtner seines Besitzers aufgrund von Spielschulden entführt und als Schlittenhund nach Alaska verschleppt. Im Verlauf der Geschichte erreicht ihn mehr und mehr der Ruf der Wildnis. Nach vielen Abenteuern mit ständig wechselnden Schlittenführern wird Buck von John Thornton gerettet. Die beiden werden ein unzertrennliches Paar. Nach dem Tod seines letzten Herrchens folgt der Hund, der nun ohne Bindung zu den Menschen ist, diesem Ruf endgültig und schließt sich einem Wolfsrudel an.
Category: Fiction