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The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

Author : Charles Eisenstein
ISBN : 9781583947258
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness—called interbeing—we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world. Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take—no matter how good our intentions—will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Above all, Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. With chapters covering separation, interbeing, despair, hope, pain, pleasure, consciousness, and many more, the book invites us to let the old Story of Separation fall away so that we can stand firmly in a Story of Interbeing.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Spiritual Democracy

Author : Steven B. Herrmann
ISBN : 9781583948347
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Exploring what the author calls the "shaman-poets"—Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson—this book demonstrates how far ahead of their times these writers were in forecasting developments of our current time. It was Whitman who first wrote of "Spiritual Democracy" as a vision of transformation and global equality. Steven Herrmann delves deep into the visionary expressions of this idea of Spiritual Democracy—"the realization of the oneness of humanity with the universe and all its forces"—in these early American writers, showing the influence the groundbreaking work of the geologist and thinker Alexander Von Humboldt had on Whitman and others. Writing that every member of the global community regardless of color, gender, or sexual orientation can realize these freedoms, the author explores how one can tap into the vitalizing source of equalizing, vocational energy to bring a sense of purpose and peace. Although the book shines as a work of literary criticism, the author's insights as a Jungian psychotherapist take the reader ever deeper into the creative impulses of Whitman, Melville, Dickinson, and other poets in their crafting of the seminal notion of Spiritual Democracy. In addition, Herrmann offers practical methodologies for personal and global transformation in the section, "Ten Ways to Practice Spiritual Democracy." Table of Contents Visions of Spiritual Democracy - Introduction 1. Cosmos 2. Spiritual Democracy as a Science of God 3. From Humboldt to Jung 4. Jung on Spiritual Democracy 5. Healing the National Complex 6. Whitman's "New Bible": The Foundation of a Religious Vision 7. Walt Whitman's Global Vision 8. The Bi-Erotic as Transcendent Sexuality 9. Shamanism and Spiritual Democracy: A Post-Humboldtian Notion of the Cosmos 10. Whitman as a Preserver of the Psychic Integrity of the Community 11. Moby Dick: The Evolution of a New Myth for our Times 12. Herman Melville: The Quest for Yillah 13. Towards a Hypothesis of the Bi-erotic 14. Moby Dick and the Trickster 15. The Marriage of Sames: "A Bosom Friend" 16. Moby Dick: The Characters Behind the Names 17. The Fall of the Dictatorships as Portrayed in Moby Dick 18. Metamorphosis of the Gods 19. The Re-emergence of the Feminine 20. Afterward: A Bi-Erotic Model for The Way Forward a) Ten Ways to Practice Spiritual Democracy From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Sacred Ego

Author : Jalaja Bonheim, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781583949443
Genre : Self-Help
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Why have we failed to create the happy, peaceful world that we all want? And what can we do about it? For more than three decades, Jalaja Bonheim has explored these questions in her work with women leaders, activists, and spiritual seekers from around the world. In The Sacred Ego, she tackles one of the core myths of popular spiritual culture—the myth of the ego, supposedly responsible for our greed, selfishness, and violence. In contrast, Bonheim approaches the ego as a sacred function worthy of honor and gratitude. With riveting stories from her work, she guides us into the depths of our collective psyche to pinpoint the real sources of our problems and illuminate our path to wholeness. Firmly grounded in a lifetime of practical experience, The Sacred Ego is a visionary, uplifting book that explains why our world is in crisis and how we can support the unprecedented transformational process that’s underway. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Self-Help

Time To Stand Up

Author : Thanissara
ISBN : 9781583949177
Genre : Religion
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Time to Stand Up retells the story of the historical Buddha, one of the greatest sacred activists of all time, as a practical human being whose teachings of freedom from suffering are more relevant than ever in this time of global peril. Evolving onward from the patriarchal template of spiritual warriors and their quests, former nun Thanissara explores awakening from within a feminine view where the archetypes of lover and nurturer are placed as central and essential for a sustainable world. Vital is an investigation into the pinnacle of Buddhist practice, the realization of the "liberated heart." Thanissara questions the narrative of "transcendence" and invites us into the lived reality of our deepest heart as it guides our journey of healing, reclamation, and redemption. As the book unfolds, the author examines traditional Buddhism--often fraught with gender discrimination--and asks the important question, "Can Buddhist schools, overly attached to hierarchal power structures, and often divorced from the radical and free inquiry exemplified by the Buddha, truly offer the ground for maturing awakening without undertaking a fundamental review of their own shadows?" Chapter by chapter, the book relates Siddhartha Gautama's awakening to the sea-change occurring on Earth in present time as we as a civilization become aware of the ethical bankruptcy of the nuclear and fossil fuel industry and the psychopathic corporate and military abuse of power currently terrorizing our planet. Thanissara relates the Buddha's story to real-life individuals who are living through these transitional times, such as Iraq war veterans, First Nation People, and the Dalai Lama. Time to Stand Up gives examples of the Buddha's activism, such as challenging a racist caste system and violence against animals, stopping war, transforming a serial killer, and laying down a nonhierarchical structure of community governance, actions that would seem radical even today. Thanissara explores ways forward, deepening our understanding of meditation and mindfulness, probing its use to pacify ourselves as the cogs in the corporate world by helping people be more functional in a dysfunctional systems--and shows how these core Buddhist practices can inspire a wake-up call for action for our sick and suffering planet Earth. About the Sacred Activism series When the joy of compassionate service is combined with the pragmatic drive to transform all existing economic, social, and political institutions, a radical divine force is born: Sacred Activism. The Sacred Activism Series, published by North Atlantic Books, presents leading voices that embody the tenets of Sacred Activism--compassion, service, and sacred consciousness--while addressing the crucial issues of our time and inspiring radical action.
Category: Religion

Orion

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ISBN : UVA:X006051081
Genre : Natural history
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Category: Natural history

New Menorah

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112743906
Genre : Jews
File Size : 42.73 MB
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Category: Jews

First Things

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ISBN : UVA:X030287571
Genre : Religion
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Category: Religion

Dell

Author : Lama Milkweed L. Augustine
ISBN : 1468571427
Genre : Fiction
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A heart touching story of science fiction that is comprised of deep and humanistic emotion. Taking place in the future of our world, as an accidental creation came to easily coexist among us: The computer people, but they are a compassionate, free thinking, and existing populous who rival our intelligence. Emphasizing the family structure in the misty, hazy pages of this wonderfully compelling book of rare insights. DELL ,the main character of this story, born with a fatal virus that is considered the scourge of these poor people. Emotions and acts of dedication, as well as the overwhelming willingness to succeed continuously clash as the parent of this beautiful and precious child, born dying and infected, advocates forevermore, and makes the medical and technical world listen to the powerful truths that are obviously seen and experienced by both this man, and his first born son, DELL. Dell Jr. 0043867 ,was the fixation of the world, as this virus ridden computer child unknowingly aided these medical/technical, and social professionals with valuable information that became milestones. Despite his disablements one can surely see a learnnerd spirit that peacefully smiles at the world, as well as with an ever loitering threat demise concerning the bodily realm. The ever loving trust this little one carried unto all who are the closest to him as he required continuous care until his suffering ceased. This heart warming story touches the fragile threads of humanity through the unceasing joy of simply being present in the very same soul of this beautiful child, although dying with a virus as he is a living computer composite like the rest of his people here. The need to be loved, nurtured, and cherished, hence achieving miracles when one is the recipient. The child known as DELL will touch youre heart: So will his virus.
Category: Fiction

Short Story Criticism

Author : Thomas Votteler
ISBN : 0810325535
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides a look at eight to ten short story writers, presenting a historical survey of the critical analysis of their work
Category: Literary Criticism