Thoughts In Solitude


Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429944076
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 384
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Thoughtful and eloquent, as timely (or timeless) now as when it was originally published in 1956, Thoughts in Solitude addresses the pleasure of a solitary life, as well as the necessity for quiet reflection in an age when so little is private. Thomas Merton writes: "When society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, the society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate." Thoughts in Solitude stands alongside The Seven Storey Mountain as one of Merton's most uring and popular works. Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.

Thoughts in solitude


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Thoughts in Solitude; or seven weeks' confinement


Author: Thomas LUCAS (of Nottingham.)
Publisher: N.A
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Poems


Author: William Thompson Bacon
Publisher: N.A
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Theodicy and Justice in Modern Islamic Thought

The Case of Said Nursi
Author: Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabiʻ
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409406181
Category: Religion
Page: 268
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Theodicy and Justice in Modern Islamic Thought explores the theology and philosophy of the distinguished modern Muslim scholar and theologian Bediuzzaman Said Nursi [d.1960]. Nursi is the founder of a 'faith movement' in contemporary Turkey with millions of followers worldwide. This book presents an invaluable resource for studies in comparative religion, philosophy, and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Meditationen eines Einsiedlers

Über den Sinn von Meditation und Einsamkeit
Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Patmos Verlag
ISBN: 384360178X
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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Für Thomas Merton ist Meditation der Königsweg, um sich dem Geheimnis Gottes zu nähern. Das stille In-sich-Gehen, der Rückzug und das Atemholen sind für ihn intensive Formen der Gottesbegegnung. Daraus entwickelt sich eine innere Haltung der Dankbarkeit, die selbst das oft ruhelose alltägliche Tun zum Gebet werden lässt. Der Mystiker Merton führt mit diesem inspirierenden Buch den Weg in die Stille und gibt wichtige Impulse für die eigene meditative Praxis.

The Christian's Companion in Solitude

With an Introductory Essay
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christianity (Personal)
Page: 374
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The Christian's Companion in Solitude. (Contents. Walking with God, the Christian's Duty and Privilege. By R. Baxter. Converse with God in Solitude. By R. Baxter. Self-employment in Secret. By J. Corbet. Devout Breathings of a Pious Soul.) [Edited,] With an Introductory Essay, by ... D. Y.


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The Labyrinth of Solitude: Life and Thought in Mexico


Author: Octavio Paz
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mexico
Page: 212
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"One of the major poets of our time here probes and defines Mexican character and culture in a series of essays. Silence, irony, the formalization of social life -- these are the masks that permit the Mexican to conceal his personality. Far more than an interpretation of his own country alone, this book is also a penetrating commentary on the plight of Latin America today as a whole, an enlightening view of the North American -- "who wanders in an abstract world of machines, fellow citizens, and moral precepts" -- and a universally applicable evaluation of the situation of contemporary man." [Back cover].

Depth Psychology

Meditations in the Field
Author: Dennis Patrick Slattery
Publisher: Daimon
ISBN: 385630701X
Category: Psychology
Page: 273
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Developed in the spirit of C.G. Jung, and extended by the work of James Hillman, Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field grows directly from the soil of the Romantic Movement of the 19th century, itself a rebellion against the legacy of Enlightenment fundamentalism, which emphasized the literal reality of the world, and feasted on Measurement and the quantification of all knowledge.

A Walk in Shetland. By two eccentrics. By the author of"The Jew Exile in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland,"etc


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Sparks from the Infinite

A Collection of Mediumistic Transcripts
Author: Il Cenacolo
Publisher: Fultus Corporation
ISBN: 1596821205
Category: Religion
Page: 564
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"Sparks from the Infinite" is a collection of mediumistic transcripts, dictated for more than 30 years by an angel of God. They therefore do not originate from a human source. (Christian)

Migrations to Solitude


Author: Sue Halpern
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307787494
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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Why do we often long for solitude but dread loneliness? What happens when the walls we build around ourselves are suddenly removed—or made impenetrable? If privacy is something we can count as a basic right, why are our laws, technology, and lifestyles increasingly chipping it away? These are somong the themes that Sue Halpern eloquently explores in these profoundly original essays. In pursuit of the riddle of solitude, Halpern talks to Trappist monks and secular hermits, corresponds with a prisoner in solitary confinement, and visits and AIDS hospice and a shelter for the homeless places where privacy is the first—and perhaps the most essential—thing to go. This is a book that lends weight to the ideas that have become dangerously abstract in a society of data bases and car faxes, a guide not only ot the routes to solitude but to the selves we discover only when we arrive there.

The Greatest Escape

Adventures in the History of Solitude
Author: David Balcom
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469722351
Category: Philosophy
Page: 343
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"Oh, if there were someone to tell us the history of that subtle feeling called solitude," mused the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. In The Greatest Escape, David Balcom answers that call, showing that solitude is an inevitable-yet vital and exciting-facet of our existence with a long, tumultuous past. He travels back in time to trace the spirit flights of shamans; wanders in the mountains of China, listening to the poetry of recluse scholars; visits the forests of India to participate in the dialogues of ancient sages; explores the wisdom of early Greek philosophers, Christian hermits, and Sufi mystics; and illuminates the role of solitude in the lives and writings of modern poets and intellectuals from Petrarch to Thoreau. Covering a broad swath of history, Balcom introduces us to powers and resources in solitude that are drowned in the clamor of modern life. He concludes that the experience of solitude can be creative, joyful, enlightening, sometimes all three at once-and that the perennial "fruits of solitude" are open to everyone. "Here," he writes, "is an apology for and a guide to the greatest of all escapes."

The School of Charity

The Letters Of Thomas Merton On Religious Renewal & Spiritual Direction
Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429966378
Category: Religion
Page: 458
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As the third volume in the series including The Hidden Ground of Love (1985) and The Road to Joy (1989), this collection features Thomas Merton's letters to members of religious communities around the world. Merton's questions about the monastic life, sometimes radical and disturbing, either arose from what was happening in his own experience or reflected the extraordinary changes that followed Vatican Council II.

Charting the Unknown

Family, Fear, and One Long Boat Ride
Author: Kim Petersen
Publisher: Behler Publications
ISBN: 1933016639
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 287
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A humorous and thought-provoking celebration of life and spirit while living on a handmade boat with 2 high octane teenagers.

The out of Room Experience

Based On: the Forgotten Notes
Author: James J. Mattingly
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449745385
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 136
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A Journey of Introspection “The Out of Room Experience” gives autobiographical account of one man’s internal struggles In his new autobiography, The Out of Room Experience: Based on: The Forgotten Notes, James J. Mattingly shares the story of how he rose from the depths of despair, reconciled with his inner demons and became the man he wanted the world to see – both inside and out. Culled from Mattingly’s deeply personal journal entries, The Out of Room Experience fearlessly reveals the depression and negative thinking that kept Mattingly trapped in what he refers to as an “immaterial room;” one that existed only within his own mind. Persistent self-doubt and feelings of alienation made him a captive in this imaginary room despite his efforts to convince family and friends that everything was alright. Mattingly knows he’s not alone in his experience. Insecurity, fear and confusion have always been human characteristics, and they don’t disappear overnight. Rather than attempt to rid himself completely of these natural personality traits, Mattingly instead focuses on managing them to find balance in his life. “I’ve always appeared to be a normal, down to earth person living the everyday life,” the author states. “But there’s always been and, in part, still is, this nagging thought process that seems to live on my shoulder tempting me to despair and tempting me to separate from reality in a way which damages my intellectual, emotional and relational life.” The Out of Room Experience shares valuable coping techniques that readers from all walks of life can relate to and apply to their own circumstances.

Witness to Freedom

The Letters of Thomas Merton in Times of Crisis
Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429966866
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 384
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Witness to Freedom is the fifth and final volume in the extraordinary correspondence of "one of the most original and challenging minds of the mid-twentieth century" (John Tracy Ellis, The New York Times Book Review). Dramatic and revealing, these letters deal with periods of serious crisis in Thomas Merton's life and vocation, giving readers, in his own words, the details and behind-the-scene facts of his personal struggles as well as his lifelong commitment to peace. This remarkable collection includes the unpublished "Cold War Letters" (as well as a complete list of the series), with Merton's original preface, which confirms their continuing relevance in the cause of peace. There are letters to ecologist Rachel Carson; artist and type designer Victor Hammer; Merton's friend and agent Naomi Burton Stone; his teacher Mark Van Doren; the Canadian philosopher Leslie Dewart; the French Arabic scholar Louis Massignon; and other famous as well as unknown correspondents. There is a courageous open letter to the American hierarchy on the issue of war. Witness to Freedom shows Merton as a living witness against war, perhaps one of the greatest of our century.

Colleagues in Solitude


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Publisher: AWGP
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