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Describing The Indescribable

Author : Hsing Yun
ISBN : 9780861718269
Genre : Religion
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The Diamond Sutra is revered throughout Asia as one of the Buddha's most profound expressions of the nature of reality. A gem among the vast Perfection of Wisdom literature, the Diamond Sutra elicits an experience of eternal truth through its use of a seemingly paradoxical style, as the reader goes back and forth between "what is" and "what is not." Master Hsing Yun skillfully plumbs the depths of the Diamond Sutra, illuminating for us its power to change who we are and how we interpret our world.
Category: Religion

Sense And Transcendence

Author : Herman Servotte
ISBN : 9061866677
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Writing The Sacred Journey

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ISBN : 1558965769
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Writing the Sacred Journey shows readers how to write about spirituality and the interior life with heart and flair. It helps readers get motivated, generate materials, move swiftly through drafts, and gain confidence and ease in their writing. Writing the Sacred Journey helps readers to uncover and honor the sacred within their own life stories. Elizabeth Andrew, an experienced writing instructor and spiritual director, gently guides readers through the spiritual writing process from concept to finished manuscript. She identifies some of the initial hurdles writers face in describing the interior, spiritual life and offers practical tips about how to overcome them. Writing the Sacred Journey also explores themes that commonly appear in spiritual memoir, as well as the all-important issue of writing as craft. Readers will learn new and practical skills for every stage of the writing process. Sprinkled throughout the book, these thoughtful activities teach readers new writing techniques and avenues into the creative process.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

It Is The Same Light

Author : Daljit Singh Jawa
ISBN : 9781499059311
Genre : Religion
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In Volume Four of “It Is The Same Light” series (SGGS pages 601-800), author Daljit Singh Jawa continues to share the beauty of the SGGS with those who have limited familiarity with the language (Gurumukhi), history, or context. The following are some of the comments received on volume 1 of this series. “This translation of Guru Granth Sahib is one of the best English translations in my view, as it is in simple understandable English, each shabad’s summary message is given, there is connection between the shabads to reveal continuity of thought process in Guru ji’s message. Thanks to S Daljit Singh ji for the great work which will benefit future generations understand Guru Ji’s message easily.” -Amarjit Singh, M.D., University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York “A monumental undertaking, reflecting a lifetime of devotion to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib and to the scholarly study of its voluminous texts. Both its rendition of the original Gurmukhi script, with accompanying English transliteration, and its erudite commentary on each of the Granth’s many hymns mark this work as a stunning achievement which will benefit all serious students of the Sikh religion and of world religions in general.” -Barry Crawford, Ph.D., Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
Category: Religion

The Awakened Ones

Author : Gananath Obeyesekere
ISBN : 9780231527309
Genre : Religion
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While a rational consciousness grasps many truths, Gananath Obeyesekere believes an even richer knowledge is possible through a bold confrontation with the stuff of visions and dreams. Spanning both Buddhist and European forms of visionary experience, he fearlessly pursues the symbolic, nonrational depths of such phenomena, reawakening the intuitive, creative impulses that power greater understanding. Throughout his career, Obeyesekere has combined psychoanalysis and anthropology to illuminate the relationship between personal symbolism and religious experience. In this book, he begins with Buddha's visionary trances wherein, over the course of four hours, he witnesses hundreds of thousands of his past births and eons of world evolution, renewal, and disappearance. He then connects this fracturing of empirical and visionary time to the realm of space, considering the experience of a female Christian penitent, who stares devotedly at a tiny crucifix only to see the space around it expand to mirror Christ's suffering. Obeyesekere follows the unconscious motivations underlying rapture, the fantastical consumption of Christ's body and blood, and body mutilation and levitation, bridging medieval Catholicism and the movements of early modern thought as reflected in William Blake's artistic visions and poetic dreams. He develops the term "dream-ego" through a discussion of visionary journeys, Carl Jung's and Sigmund Freud's scientific dreaming, and the cosmic and erotic dream-visions of New Age virtuosos, and he defines the parameters of a visionary mode of knowledge that provides a more elastic understanding of truth. A career-culminating work, this volume translates the epistemology of Hindu and Buddhist thinkers for western audiences while revitalizing western philosophical and scientific inquiry.
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The Middle Ages In Texts And Texture

Author : Jason Glenn
ISBN : 9781442604926
Genre : History
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The Middle Ages in Texts and Texture is an introduction to medieval Europe unlike any other. These 26 essays, written by accomplished scholars all trained at the University of California, Berkeley, reflect on medieval texts and the opportunities they present for exploration of the Middle Ages. Introduced in a foreword by Thomas N. Bisson (Harvard University), these essays present a textured picture of the medieval world and offer models for how to reflect fruitfully on medieval sources. To help orient the reader, three maps, the editor's introduction, and an index are provided.
Category: History

How To Design Stained Glass

Author : Jennie French
ISBN : 9780486152486
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Basic principles, techniques of stained glass design. Topics include design sources, enlarging and reworking, flat and three-dimensional projects, drawing techniques, computer technology, more. 84 projects included. 209 illustrations.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Building Vocabulary Level 10 Kit

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ISBN : 1433317400
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Building Vocabulary from Word Roots provides a systematic approach to teaching vocabulary using Greek and Latin prefixes, bases, and suffixes. Over 90% of English words of two or more syllables are of Greek or Latin origin. Instead of learning words and definitions in isolation, students learn key roots and strategies for deciphering words and their meanings across all content areas. Building Vocabulary from Word Roots: Level 10 kit includes: Teacher's Guide; Student Guided Practice Book (Each kit includes a single copy; additional copies may be ordered in quantities of 10 or more); Assessments to support data-driven instruction; and Digital resources including modeled lessons, 50 bonus activities, and more.
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Dimboxes Epopts And Other Quidams

Author : David Grambs
ISBN : PSU:000013055431
Genre : English language
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Gathers unusual epithets and coins humorous new words to describe particular types of people from acersecomics to zetetics
Category: English language

Victorian Appropriations Of Shakespeare

Author : Robert Sawyer
ISBN : 0838639704
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Swinburne, it may also be used to promote more conservative policies and literary interpretations in other writers such as Robert Browning and Charles Dickens.".
Category: Literary Criticism

Dorothy And William Wordsworth

Author : Catherine MacDonald Maclean
ISBN : 9781107619272
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This 1927 volume contains a series of short essays on the lives and works of Dorothy and William Wordsworth.
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From Mormon To Mystic

Author : Erin Jensen
ISBN : 9781452523798
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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From Mormon to Mystic: Journey from Religious Disillusionment to Soulful Liberation chronicles the journey of a sixth-generation Mormon woman. She travels a path that takes her from a tightly knit and theologically strict religious community to the open expanses of a mystical understanding of reality. Erin Jensen weaves together the account of her transformation and the strands of insight that come from James Fowler’s Stages of Faith. By rooting her narrative in the vivid details of the steps she takes along the way, the author tells how she weathers her life’s challenges, including a federal court “witch” trial, and emerges from the depths of several “dark nights of the soul.” While From Mormon to Mystic immerses itself in the details of one life, it simultaneously offers guidance for anyone seeking to overcome the strictures of rigid systems of belief and behavior. In its pages, the reader will learn how to make his or her way toward freedom and wholeness by understanding how faith develops, learning to work with shadow qualities, practicing non-attachment, taking personal responsibility, trusting one’s ability to choose, appreciating the power of total forgiveness, connecting to inner sources of wisdom, and embracing a state of consciousness filled with hope, love, and peace. From Mormon to Mystic: Journey from Religious Disillusionment to Soulful Liberation offers both a narrative of one woman’s path to spiritual freedom and a guide for others who seek their own way from the confines of their current circumstances to the liberation they desire to envision for the own futures.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Politics Of Storytelling

Author : Michael Jackson
ISBN : 9788763540360
Genre : Social Science
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Hannah Arendt argued that the “political” is best understood as a power relation between private and public realms, and that storytelling is a vital bridge between these realms—a site where individualized passions and shared perspectives are contested and interwoven. Jackson explores and expands Arendt’s ideas through a cross-cultural analysis of storytelling that includes Kuranko stories from Sierra Leone, Aboriginal stories of the stolen generation, stories recounted before the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and stories of refugees, renegades, and war veterans. Focusing on the violent and volatile conditions under which stories are and are not told, and exploring the various ways in which narrative reworkings of reality enable people to symbolically alter subject-object relations, Jackson shows how storytelling may restore existential viability to the intersubjective fields of self and other, self and state, self and situation.
Category: Social Science

The Bodymind Experience In Japanese Buddhism

Author : David Edward Shaner
ISBN : 0887060617
Genre : Religion
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In a pioneering study, David Shaner uses the resources of phenomenology to penetrate Buddhist philosophy in terms of Kukai and Dogen. In addition to this original and rigorous methodology, his work offers insights into some fundamental difficulties intrinsic to comparative studies. The problem of the relation between body and mind is a prime example. Shaner's observations shed a brilliant light on these traditional antinomies as they may be resolved or, more accurately, dissolved when seen in their appropriate contexts. In addressing these issues, the study also contributes to the understanding of common features that underlie the various doctrines of Japanese Buddhism. This work will appeal to both East and West phenomenologists, philosophers interested in the mind-body problem, scholars of comparative philosophy, and students of Japanese philosophy and religion.
Category: Religion

God S Creative Gift Unleashing The Artist In You

Author : Jody Thomae
ISBN : 9781621895725
Genre : Religion
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God's Creative Gift is an in-depth study for the creative Christian. It is intended for both professional and lay artists, for the casual crafter and hobbyist, and for those in both sacred and secular settings. It is for those who see things where others do not and for those whose imaginations cannot be confined by religious dogma and tradition. It is for musicians, singers, painters, sculptors, dancers, dramatists, writers, poets, carvers, weavers, film editors, photographers, filmmakers, architects, designers--anyone who finds inspiration in creativity. Focusing on the creative spirit within, it is designed to help you draw your inspiration from a Deeper Source. It is deeply rooted in Scripture--for the creative Christian must enter into the Word of God on a regular basis in order to know the choreographer of her steps, the crafter of her designs, the author and perfecter of her faith, and the sculptor of her creative heart, soul, mind, and body. And to know Him intimately.
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The Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary

Author : Tim F. LaHaye
ISBN : 9780736916905
Genre : Religion
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Offering clear and informative explanations from notable prophecy experts, a user-friendly guide sheds light on a wide range of issues in Bible prophecy, including the signs preceding Jesus's Second Coming; Daniel's prophecies about the Antichrist, Tribulation, and the world's kingdoms; and the interpretation of the book of Revelation.
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Littlefoot

Author : Charles Wright
ISBN : 9781466877429
Genre : Poetry
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After the end of something, there comes another end, This one behind you, and far away. Only a lifetime can get you to it, and then just barely. Littlefoot, the eighteenth book from one of this country's most acclaimed poets, is an extended meditation on mortality, on the narrator's search of the skies for a road map and for last instructions on "the other side of my own death." Following the course of one year, the poet's seventieth, we witness the seasons change over his familiar postage stamps of soil, realizing that we are reflected in them, that the true affinity is between writer and subject, human and nature, one becoming the other, as the river is like our blood, "it powers on, / out of sight, out of mind." Seeded with lyrics of old love songs and spirituals, here we meet solitude, resignation, and a glad cry that while a return to the beloved earth is impossible, "all things come from splendor," and the urgent question that the poet can't help but ask: "Will you miss me when I'm gone?
Category: Poetry

Monk S Hood

Author : John Fisk
ISBN : 9781479703241
Genre : Fiction
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1996 With the approach of winter over Monks Hood, Colorado, something elsesomething much coldergrows within the mountain valley community. A malevolent presence moves with the shadows and touches the lives of all who inhabit the small ranching town on the outskirts of the Routt National Forest. Linda Westcotts arrival in Monks Hood is heralded by the death of her husband. She has come to restore balance to the lives of her children, in the serenity of the Colorado Mountains. The peace she seeks, however, is disrupted by a series of inter-connecting events which strike at the core of Monks Hoods very foundation. As the tendrils of circumstance close in about her, Linda Westcott finds herself trapped in the influence of an evil which ultimately threatens to purge Monks Hood of all life. Linda must find the strength to overcome her own fears and doubts, if she is to survive and protect her children from an entity defined by hatred, rage and revenge.
Category: Fiction