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The Sacred Quest

Author : Lawrence Cunningham
ISBN : 9780205922192
Genre : Religion
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Examines the main ideas that characterize all religious thought and practice. The Sacred Quest takes a thematic and comparative approach to the study of religion. It gives equal weight to theoretical issues and practices reflected in the major world religions. The text identifies the theoretical issues surrounding the study of religion and focuses on fundamental topics such as ritual and sacred language. Learning Goals Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Recognize main ideas that characterize all religious thought and practice Identify theoretical issues surrounding the study of religion Recognize fundamental topics of religion: ritual, sacred communication, and morality Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchlab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205797237 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205797233.
Category: Religion

Book Of Vision Quest

Author : Steven Foster
ISBN : 9781451672404
Genre : History
File Size : 45.58 MB
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Blending numerous heritages, wisdoms, and teachings, this powerfully wrought book encourages people to take charge of their lives, heal themselves, and grow. Movingly rendered, The Book of the Vision Quest is for all who long for renewal and personal transformation. In this revised edition—with two new chapters and added tales from vision questers—Steven Foster recounts his experiences guiding contemporary seekers. He recreates an ancient rite of passage—that of “dying,” “passing through,” and “being reborn”—known as a vision quest. A sacred ceremony that culminates in a three-day, three-night fast, alone, in a place of natural power, the vision quest is a mystical, practical, and intensely personal journey of self-knowledge.
Category: History

Treasures Of The Unicorn

Author : Ted Andrews
ISBN : 1888767626
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 64.37 MB
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In this revision of Ted's critically acclaimed book, TREASURES OF THE UNICORN, Ted opens the world of unicorns and Faeries as powerful archetypes of the natural world. Learn to recognize and tap into these archetypes for magic, healing and a return to childlike wonder.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Society Spirituality And The Sacred

Author : Donald Swenson
ISBN : 9780802096807
Genre : Religion
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"This work makes a much-needed contribution to teaching and learning about the various forms of religious belief and action in our world." - Kevin J. Christiano, University of Notre Dame
Category: Religion

Vision Quest

Author : Don Doll
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010483167
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Photographic portraits of and interviews with sixty tribal members whose lives celebrate the significance of their Sioux heritage capture the rich culture of the Sioux nation, accompanied by panoramic studies of sacred sites and photographs of rituals and traditional celebrations. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bewildered Travel

Author : Frederick J. Ruf
ISBN : 9780813934266
Genre : Religion
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Why do we travel? Ostensibly an act of leisure, travel finds us thrusting ourselves into jets flying miles above the earth, only to endure dislocations of time and space, foods and languages foreign to our body and mind, and encounters with strangers on whom we must suddenly depend. Travel is not merely a break from routine; it is its antithesis, a voluntary trading in of the security one feels at home for unpredictability and confusion. In Bewildered Travel Frederick Ruf argues that this confusion, which we might think of simply as a necessary evil, is in fact the very thing we are seeking when we leave home. Ruf relates this quest for confusion to our religious behavior. Citing William James, who defined the religious as what enables us to "front life," Ruf contends that the search for bewilderment allows us to point our craft into the wind and sail headlong into the storm rather than flee from it. This view challenges the Eliadean tradition that stresses religious ritual as a shield against the world’s chaos. Ruf sees our departures from the familiar as a crucial component in a spiritual life, reminding us of the central role of pilgrimage in religion. In addition to his own revealing experiences as a traveler, Ruf presents the reader with the journeys of a large and diverse assortment of notable Americans, including Henry Miller, Paul Bowles, Mark Twain, Mary Oliver, and Walt Whitman. These accounts take us from the Middle East to the Philippines, India to Nicaragua, Mexico to Morocco--and, in one threatening instance, simply to the edge of the author’s own neighborhood. "What gives value to travel is fear," wrote Camus. This book illustrates the truth of that statement.
Category: Religion

Love Is A Secret

Author : Andrew Vidich, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781604152548
Genre : Religion
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Over the last 5,000 years, inspired leaders and saints of all the great spiritual traditions have produced a rich collection of writings describing the transcendent states they have experienced. They have used poetry, prose, and sacred art to illuminate their experiences. This book draws on all the great traditions, from Taoism to Christianity, from Sufism to Judaism, to describe the psychology of humankind's deepest spiritual encounters. It identifies ten distinct psychological states common to all religious experience. A study of the specific characteristics of each state reveals that sages from widely different theologies, times and cultures have experienced God's love in remarkably similar ways. Their words show us what intimate encounters with "the Great Beloved" feel like, and how we can cultivate these mystical unions in our own lives. The compassionate wisdom in the pages of this book are a moving testament to the majesty, variety, and splendor of the direct experience of God's love.
Category: Religion

The Sacred And The Profane

Author : Steve Barney
ISBN : 9781615793693
Genre : Religion
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Long considered the product of imagination and superstition, the world's sacred writings compile what is often thought to be an archaic world view. Yet, many of these sacred writings describe a nature of reality that is in striking parallel to emerging modern scientific theory. Still more shocking is the similarity between the entities described in the Bible and those described within the reports of modern paranormal events! Does modern science and the Bible agree about the nature of reality? Is it possible that life exists in other dimensions? Who built many of the ancient civilizations upon earth? What is the purpose of modern day paranormal events? Are the entities described in modern day paranormal reports mankind's helpers? Can earth soon expect a coming Messiah?The Sacred and The Profane presents a mesmerizing framework describing not just a hidden past, but a potentially dark and sinister future for the inhabitants of Earth!
Category: Religion