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The Healing Wisdom Of Africa

Author : Malidoma Patrice Somé
ISBN : UCSC:32106018040193
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The author relates the spiritual traditions and wisdom of his people, a West African tribe known for its healing powers, and shows readers how to use them to discover their own purpose and connect with their communities. Reprint.
Category: Health & Fitness

From Our Side

Author : Steve De Gruchy
ISBN : 9789051709742
Genre : Social Science
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From our side is a collaborative effort of younger scholars in southern Africa and the Netherlands who are interested in the relationship between development and ethics, from a Christian point of view. The 17 chapters that make up the book have been produced through a unique set of partnerships, in which the authors have intentionally worked with practitioners who are working in the development arena. The essays were also shared in a number of settings with the authors, so that they have also benefited from this creative partnership process, and these partnerships have embraced people in both the South and the North, signaling a desire for a global dialogue led by Africa on matters which have a strong impact upon the continent. An introduction and epilogue, together with the guest foreword from Archbishop Ndungane draw the themes together and signal the contribution of the book to wider debates. Throughout the text, the reader is reminded of the contribution of the Christian faith to matters of development and ethics.
Category: Social Science

Vom Geist Afrikas

Author : Malidoma Patrice Somé
ISBN : 3896314343
Genre : Dagaaba (African people)
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Category: Dagaaba (African people)

Mourning Nature

Author : Ashlee Cunsolo
ISBN : 9780773549364
Genre : Science
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We are facing unprecedented environmental challenges, including global climate change, large-scale industrial development, rapidly increasing species extinction, ocean acidification, and deforestation – challenges that require new vocabularies and new ways to express grief and sorrow over the disappearance, degradation, and loss of nature. Seeking to redress the silence around ecologically based anxiety in academic and public domains, and to extend the concepts of sadness, anger, and loss, Mourning Nature creates a lexicon for the recognition and expression of emotions related to environmental degradation. Exploring the ways in which grief is experienced in numerous contexts, this groundbreaking collection draws on classical, philosophical, artistic, and poetic elements to explain environmental melancholia. Understanding that it is not just how we mourn but what we mourn that defines us, the authors introduce new perspectives on conservation, sustainability, and our relationships with nature. An ecological elegy for a time of climatic and environmental upheaval, Mourning Nature challenges readers to turn devastating events into an opportunity for positive change. Contributors include Glenn Albrecht (Murdoch University, retired); Jessica Marion Barr (Trent University); Sebastian Braun (University of North Dakota); Ashlee Cunsolo (Labrador Institute of Memorial University); Amanda Di Battista (York University); Franklin Ginn (University of Edinburgh); Bernie Krause (soundscape ecologist, author, and independent scholar); Lisa Kretz (University of Evansville); Karen Landman (University of Guelph); Patrick Lane (Poet); Andrew Mark (independent scholar); Nancy Menning (Ithaca College); John Charles Ryan (University of New England); Catriona Sandilands (York University); and Helen Whale (independent scholar).
Category: Science

Emancipatory And Participatory Methodologies In Peace Critical And Community Psychology

Author : Mohamed Seedat
ISBN : 9783319634890
Genre : Psychology
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Offering a unique set of case studies that invites readers to question and reimagine the concept of community engagement, this collected work provides an overview and analysis of numerous, creative participatory research methods designed to improve well-being at both the individual and societal level. In a world where there are enormous differences in the wealth and health of people, it is increasingly recognized that sustainable peace requires both a broad--‐based public commitment to nonviolence combined with noticeable increments in the wellbeing of people who occupy the lowest socioeconomic strata of societies. This volume focuses on the latter-how to use qualitative research methods to improve well-being of research participants, and thus, the wider society. The participatory research examples described in these chapters are meant to encourage researchers, scholars, and practitioners to question assumed knowledge about community engagement research and practice, and to inspire social justice-oriented scholarship. The cases studies and methods portrayed are as varied as the situations and cultures in which they take place. In most of the case studies, the personal is linked to the political with a social justice imperative as participants from marginalized communities express an understanding of their own position within power hierarchies, deconstruct power relations, and experience a sense of agency. In other instances, the methods are no less participatory but the aim is more focused on inner and outer harmony, psychological wellbeing, conflict resolution and intergroup reconciliation. In all the cases studies, there is a strong emphasis on methods in which community members are at the center of efforts to promote social change. The methods described include group storytelling, community arts, asset mapping, dialogues, creative writing, embroidery, filmmaking, Photovoice, “writing back” to power, and other means of engaging in emancipatory praxis and promoting personal wellbeing. Taken together, the chapters illustrate creative ways in which community members, embedded in disadvantaged contexts, can engage in a dynamic process that stimulates individual and collective agency. Ultimately, this volume will provide readers with a deeper understanding of a wide range of creative, qualitative research methods, and will encourage establishment of an effective social justice agenda essential to human wellbeing and sustainable peace.
Category: Psychology

Der Schamanische Weg In Die Tiefe Der Seele

Author : Sandra Ingerman
ISBN : 3442220254
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Ingerman ist eine der bekanntesten Vertreterinnen des modernen Schamanismus (vgl. "Heilung für Mutter Erde"; "Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Seele"). Als ausgebildete Paar- und Familientherapeutin verbindet sie alte schamanische Techniken mit modernen psychotherapeutischen Methoden. Vorliegende Medienkombination erschien 2010 erstmals als Hardcover u.d.T. "Die schamanische Erfahrung. Ein Weg in die Tiefe der Seele" (hier nicht angezeigt). Ingerman und Paläontologe Wesselman sowie 4 weitere Experten stellen - konzentriert um den Terminus "schamanische Reisen"--Die zentralen Themen der schamanischen Heilungs- und Transformationsrituale vor: u.a. die Heilkräfte der Natur zu nutzen, mit Träumen, Licht und Klang zu arbeiten und Tod und Sterben als Übergangsrituale zu ehren. Mit Übungen. Auf der Begleit-CD Trommel- und Rasselstücke zur Begleitung der meditativen schamanischen Reisen. - Grundlagentitel, der allerdings nicht als Selbsthilfemanual für Anfänger gedacht ist, sondern als Begleitmaterial zu einer fundierten Einweisung und Praxis in schamanische Rituale Sinn macht

Encyclopedia Of African Religion

Author : Molefi Kete Asante
ISBN : 9781412936361
Genre : Religion
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Collects almost five hundred entries that cover the African response to spirituality, taboos, ethics, sacred space, and objects.
Category: Religion

African Traditional Religion In The Modern World

Author : Douglas E. Thomas
ISBN : 9781476614762
Genre : Religion
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African traditional religion is a spiritual lifestyle followed by millions of people around the world. Some scholars argue it is related to the religion practiced by the African Egyptians during the Dynastic period. The Yoruba, Dagara, and Ibo cultures, particularly as they relate to cosmology, symbolism, and ritual, are fundamental to the traditional religious system. This study examines the nature of African traditional religion in an effort to determine the common attributes of the religion of the continent, focusing on the West African experience. This study analyzes concepts in African traditional religion by isolating key elements in the Yoruba, Dagara, and Ibo cultures. Principal elements isolated include sacrifice, salvation, revelation and divination, as well as African resilience in the face of invasions, colonization and various outside religious assaults. The study also considers the influence of Christianity and Islam.
Category: Religion

Unfinished Conversation

Author : Robert Lesoine
ISBN : 9781937006495
Genre : Self-Help
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Unfinished Conversations is a story of profound grief and the journey to healing that followed. Based on a journal Robert Lesoine kept during the two years following the suicide of his best friend, Unfinished Conversations will help readers through the process of reflecting on and affirming the raw immediacy of survivors’ emotions. Each short chapter focuses on a different aspect of the author’s experience as he transforms his anger and guilt to understanding and forgiveness. Licensed psychotherapist Marilynne Chöphel brings her professional background to Robert Lesoine’s deeply personal story to create an accessible path to self-directed healing based on mindful awareness and sound clinical practices. Readers work through their own grieving and healing process with end-of-chapter exercises and activities. An appendix and website,, provide additional resources to survivors. The tools and techniques in Unfinished Conversations will help readers release past trauma, honor their relationship with their lost loved one, and find greater perspective, meaning, and well-being in their lives.
Category: Self-Help