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The Art Of Spiritual Writing

Author : Vinita Hampton Wright
ISBN : 0829439080
Genre : Reference
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The Art of Spiritual Writing seeks to instruct writers on how to hone the art and craft of spiritual writing in order to connect with readers. Although written by Vinita Hampton Wright, a successful author and editor of spirituality books, this is not another book about how to get published. Spiritual writers will learn how to uncover the truth of what they have to say. As they grow in their writing ability, their own spirituality will also grow.
Category: Reference

Writing The Sacred Journey

Author : Elizabeth J Andrew
ISBN : 1558964703
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 62.72 MB
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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

Write Better

Author : Andrew T. Le Peau
ISBN : 9780830865659
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this primer on nonfiction writing, Andrew Le Peau offers insights he has learned as a published author and long-time editor. In this book you'll find practical advice on how to develop writing skills and strategies that can move writers toward fresher, more vital, and perhaps more beautiful expressions of the human condition. You'll also discover how the act of writing can affect your life in God.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Spirituality Of Art

Author : Lois Huey-Heck
ISBN : 9781896836782
Genre : Art
File Size : 35.35 MB
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Through stories, quotes and images, this book is a guide to deeper enjoyment and appreciation of visual art, the spiritual journey and the connections between the two. It has stunningly beautiful colour reproductions of art across time, place and culture.
Category: Art

Journaling As A Spiritual Practice

Author : Helen Cepero
ISBN : 9780830893928
Genre : Religion
File Size : 79.10 MB
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Whether you are a longtime journal keeper or someone who has never kept a journal at all, this book will help you go below the surface of your life with God. It is not about the art of writing, but about how journaling can form us spiritually. Every chapter combines descriptive text, illustrations from journals and the author's own experience with journaling practices integrated along the way to help you bring your own life and world into sharper focus. God wants to surprise you with the beauty of your own life, growing and alive, filled with movement, light and shadow. This is the book to do just that.
Category: Religion

Art Is A Spiritual Path

Author : Pat B. Allen
ISBN : 9781590302101
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Art is a spiritual path--not a religion, but a practice that helps us knit together the ideals and convictions that guide our lives. Creating art can be prayer, ritual, and remembrance of the Divine. And the sharing of this creativity with others in small groups can serve as sanctuary, asylum, ashram, therapy group, think tank, and village square. Pat Allen has developed a reliable guide for walking the path of art through a series of simple practices that combine drawing, painting, and sculpture with journal writing. Designed for readers at any level of artistic experience, the book shows how to: * awaken the creative force and connect with the divine source of creativity * access inner wisdom and intuition about life issues, including both personal and community concerns * find a path to meaning that includes honoring, celebrating, and giving thanks * explore the images and symbols of traditions such as Catholicism, Judaism, shamanism, and Goddess worship * join in spiritual community with others who are following the path of art * discover that artmaking can help us live our ideals and be of service in the world Detailed examples from the author's own practice of art, plus the stories and images of several other people, are presented to illustrate how art becomes a spiritual path in action. At the author's virtual studio, www.patballen.com, readers can post their images and writings, communicate with the author, and subscribe to an electronic newsletter. The site also contains an archive of the images in this book in full color.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Soul Tells A Story

Author : Vinita Hampton Wright
ISBN : 0830832319
Genre : Religion
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Vinita Hampton Wright leads you through the process and practice of integrating the worlds of Christian spirituality and creativity.
Category: Religion

The Art Of Soul

Author : Regina Coupar
ISBN : 289507299X
Genre : Music
File Size : 87.39 MB
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"Art is a spiritual discipline - by exercising our creativity in art we can become more spiritual. Artist and lecturer Regina Coupar shows how learning to see is a shared aspiration of artists and religious seekers. The ""art of soul"" is about applying the principles of discerning vision to the development of one's soul. Coupar's insights are surprisingly revealing and accessible to readers with no artistic background. Lavishly illustrated with examples and instructions, plus a full-colour gallery of Coupar's work."
Category: Music

The Art Of Spiritual War

Author : Bren Watts
ISBN : 9781469156095
Genre : Religion
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Over 2000 years ago, Sun Tzu wrote ‘The Art of War’, a book which is widely accepted as one of the greatest military war strategy books in history. As Christians, we still fight wars today – they are just a little different to the ones that Sun Tzu wrote about. Our wars are spiritual wars. Th e Art of Spiritual Warfare shows us how to fight these spiritual wars in our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. Many of us are too easily defeated by the devil’s schemes. But we don’t need to be. Jesus died and left His Holy Spirit so that we might have victory over the devil. The Art of Spiritual War will help to equip you to be a powerful Christian, full of the Spirit so that when you are engaged in battle, you can fight with authority and claim victory in your life.
Category: Religion

The Art Of Spiritual Rock Gardening

Author : Donna Schaper
ISBN : 158768005X
Genre : Gardening
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A fusion of reflections on the spiritual importance of rocks and stones in the world's cultures and religions and practical tips on creating and maintaining a rock garden. With illustrations from an internationally known garden designer and artist.
Category: Gardening

Islamic Art And Spirituality

Author : Seyyed Hossein Nasr
ISBN : 0887061745
Genre : Art
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This is the first book in the English language to deal with the spiritual significance of Islamic art including not only the plastic arts, but also literature and music. Rather than only dealing with the history of the various arts of Islam or their description, the author relates the form, content, symbolic language, meaning, and presence of these arts to the very sources of the Islamic revelation. Relying upon his extensive knowledge of the Islamic religion in both its exoteric and esoteric dimensions as well as the various Islamic sciences, the author relates Islamic art to the inner dimensions of the Islamic revelation and the spirituality which has issued from it. He brings out the spiritual significance of the Islamic arts ranging from architecture to music as seen, heard, and experienced by one living within the universe of the Islamic tradition. In this work the reader is made to understand the meaning of Islamic art for those living within the civilization which created it.
Category: Art

Small Simple Ways

Author : Vinita Hampton Wright
ISBN : 0829445412
Genre : Religion
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Wright's reflections help you discover "God in all things," recognize the graces of the day, and take simple, powerful steps to grow in faith, hope, and love over a year.
Category: Religion

Haiku The Sacred Art

Author : Margaret D. McGee
ISBN : 9781594732690
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 68.74 MB
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In this encouraging guide for both beginning and experienced haiku writers, Margaret D. McGee shows how writing haiku can be a consciously spiritual practice for seekers of any faith tradition or no tradition.
Category: Poetry

Spiritual Warrior

Author : John-Roger, DSS
ISBN : 9781893020856
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 86.71 MB
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Presenting keys for mastering relationships and combating fear and addictions, this perceptive meditation reflects on methods for creating abundance and love. Examining the question How do we live rewarding inner spiritual lives in a constantly changing world?, this useful guide offers successful tips for countering negative habits and living more successfully each day. Full of wisdom, humor, and common sense, the book portrays conscious individuals as warriors battling the anxieties of modern life through intention and impeccability, as opposed to violent means. A practical journal of spiritual convergence is also included.
Category: Self-Help

The Best Spiritual Writing 2012

Author : Philip Zaleski
ISBN : 9781101552650
Genre : Religion
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Penguin's yearly offering of outstanding essays and poetry on faith and spirituality. Every year, the acclaimed Best Spiritual Writing series offers readers the opportunity to explore the most intriguing work on spirituality published in the past year. Featuring a splendid and varied selection, The Best Spiritual Writing 2012 is an elegant collection that gathers intimate, thought-provoking work by some of the nation's most esteemed writers, including Philip Yancey, Richard Rodriguez, and Robert Bly. Culled from a wide range of journals and magazines, these spiritual perspectives are expressed in pieces as diverse as the sources from which they've come. A favorite of book clubs, this makes a perfect gift for the holidays or special occasions.
Category: Religion

Beginning Again

Author : Deborah J. Haynes
ISBN : 9781532639401
Genre : Religion
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What does it mean to become and work as an artist today? What unique challenges do artists face in the twenty-first century, and what skills are required to overcome them? How might art become an expression of spiritual life? In addressing these and other questions, Deborah J. Haynes offers reflections that range from the practical to the deeply philosophical. She explores challenging ideas: impermanence, suffering, and the inevitability of death; the virtues of generosity, kindness, and compassion; and more abstract concepts such as negative capability, groundlessness, and wisdom. Individual chapters are framed by personal stories and images from the artist’s work. Beginning Again: Reflections on Art as Spiritual Practice is a personal statement, born from the author’s experience as an artist, writer, teacher, and Buddhist practitioner. Haynes writes for artists—and for all exploring the relationship of their creativity to the inner life. For Haynes, making and looking at art can be a form of meditation and prayer, a space for solitude, silence, and living in the present.
Category: Religion

Recovery The Sacred Art

Author : Rami M. Shapiro
ISBN : 9781594732591
Genre : Religion
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In this hope-filled approach to spiritual and personal growth, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are uniquely interpreted to speak to everyone seeking a freer and more God-centered life. This special rendering makes them relevant to those suffering from a variety of addictions as well as the general addictions we wrestle with daily.
Category: Religion

An Art Of Spiritual Warfare

Author : Grant Schnarr
ISBN : 9780835630917
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Nowadays, people search Sun Tsu's ancient war manual for business strategies. Going deeper, Grant Schnarr finds how to defeat our true enemy- our own negativity. Read by rock stars and military generals, here are brilliant tactics for enlisting higher powers, outwitting self-destruction, and championing integrity and love.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Spirituality And Art Therapy

Author : Mimi Farrelly-Hansen
ISBN : 9781846422195
Genre : Psychology
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Reflecting the increasing recognition of the importance of the spiritual in healing, Spirituality and Art Therapy is an exciting exploration of the different ways in which the spiritual forms an essential, life-enhancing component of a well-rounded therapeutic approach. The contributors are leading art therapists who write from diverse perspectives, including Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and shamanic. They explain how their own spiritual and creative influences interact, finding expression in the use of art as a healing agent with specific populations, such as bereaved children, emotionally disturbed adolescents, and the homeless. The relationships between spirituality and visual art, art therapy and transpersonal psychology are examined. Story and image are interwoven in the spiritual journeys of therapists and clients, and suggested creative exercises make this an accessible, practical resource for those who desire to understand and execute an holistic method of therapy. Arguing that art therapists can mediate between the sacred and the mundane, this pioneering book is an affirmation of the transformative power of art therapy.
Category: Psychology

Tales Of A Dalai Lama

Author : Pierre Delattre
ISBN : 0899240984
Genre : Fiction
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Pierre Delattre's joyful book, Tales of a Dalai Lama, records earthbound flights of the spirit, like a bridge over silence. Here is a work of fiction with language simple and beautiful, detailing the structure of the faith of the Tibetan people as seen through the eyes of the awestruck, funny, and wise Dalai Lama, sometimes old and sometimes young. Here is fiction at its best, sure in its footing, centered in writing as an art, fulfilling its own functions and overcoming its own obstacles, bearing the reader along a path of zen grabbers, belly laughs, and glimpses of enlightenment while experiencing the nobility of faith. --Ed Swan, Pacific Northwest Review of Books About the Author(s) Pierre Delattre is a writer and painter living in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern New Mexico between Santa Fe and Taos. Tales of a Dalai Lama was his first book of fiction, followed by Walking On Air, and Episodes, a memoir. He has published stories, poems and essays in many magazines, and has just completed a book of essays entitled The Art of Beauty. Pierre Delattre's paintings have been on exhibit in several galleries in and around Santa Fe, and at his home studio in Penasco, where he lives with his wife, the painter Nancy Ortenstone. Mr. Delattre took his graduate degree in Religion and the Arts from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and has been involved in the relationship between art and spirituality ever since, including work in theatre, music, television and film, with emphasis on spiritual humor.
Category: Fiction