Shortcut to Spirituality

Mastering the Art of Inner Peace
Author: Bob Gottfried
Publisher: DeeperDimension Publishing
ISBN: 9780973418903
Category: Self-Help
Page: 317
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What if you could achieve inner peace right now, regardless of your life circumstances? Shortcut to Spirituality: Mastering the Art of Inner Peace is a non-fiction manuscript based on the author's clinical work. Unlike many spirituality and self-help books, this book goes beyond information to offer a multi-dimensional approach that can save years of searching for inner serenity compared with either mediation or psychological techniques alone. The book offers an array of significant life lessons, introduced in a fresh and innovative way, from resolving stress, anxiety, and depression, to dealing with difficult people, conflicts, and complex emotions such as anger and grief. It describes a unique process to cope with various health problems as well as death and dying. Most significant, it approaches these issues from a practical. result-driven perspective not usually associated with spiritual writings. Many spiritual books are based on a special personal experience. Others reflect traditional religious principles or Eastern philosophies. In contrast, Shortcut to Spirituality is based on the author's clinical experience as a therapist, interacting with thousands of real people about daily challenges. The book also discusses a number of controversial topics, which readers will find stimulating and challenging.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 23: Folk Art
Author: Carol Crown,Cheryl Rivers,Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469607999
Category: Reference
Page: 520
View: 5414
Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.

James Joyce and the art of mediation

Author: David Weir
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 235
View: 8142
Argues that a single, overriding aesthetic consideration unifies Joyce's diverse narrative practice

Hegel and the Symbolic Mediation of Spirit

Author: Kathleen Dow Magnus
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791450451
Category: Philosophy
Page: 291
View: 7653
Employs Derrida's critique of Hegel as the impetus for a new understanding of Hegel's concept of "spirit."

Art Of Memory

Author: F A Yates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136353682
Category: History
Page: 452
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Meditation in Action

Learning the Art of Inner Peace: Restore Calm and Free Your Mind with Meditation Techniques
Author: John Yates
Publisher: Overcoming (Self Help)
ISBN: 9781628846003
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 32
View: 3066
"Meditation in Action: Learning the Art of Inner Peace" is a book that was written to provide persons with a working knowledge of what the process of meditation entails. The text goes gradually through what meditation is to learning how to breathe right on to an outline of some simple poses that one can try. A lot of individuals are of the opinion that mediation is not to be practices as it is a supernatural art that should not be meddled with but the author explains what meditation really is to the reader. It is simply the art of learning how to focus the mind and free it from the random thoughts that can cause a buildup of stress. Meditation in Action is great for those who are just starting to get into the process of meditation as it can help get them prepared to move on to the next level in the process.

Books Out Loud

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Publisher: N.A
Category: Audiobooks
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Art Therapy for Groups

A Handbook of Themes and Exercises
Author: Marian Liebmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134951191
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
View: 2545
This book presents a collection of practical exercises, games, structures and techniques for use by art therapists, teachers and other groupwork leaders working in schools, hospitals and day centres.

Visionary Experience in the Golden Age of Spanish Art

Author: Victor I. Stoichita
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861895445
Category: Art
Page: 224
View: 2949
In this original and lucid account of how Spanish painters of the 16th and 17th centuries dealt with mystic visions in their art, and of how they attempted to "represent the unrepresentable", Victor Stoichita aims to establish a theory of visionary imagery in Western art in general, and one for the Spanish Counter-Reformation in particular. He reveals how the spirituality of the Counter-Reformation was characterized by a rediscovery of the role of the imagination in the exercise of faith. This had important consequences for painters such as Velazquez, Zurbaran and El Greco, leading to the development of ingenious solutions for visual depictions of mystical experience. This was to crystallize into an overtly meditative and didactic pictorial language. That Spanish painting is both cerebral and passionate is due to the particular historical forces which shaped it. Stoichita's account will be of crucial interest not just to scholars of Spanish art but to anyone interested in how art responds to ideological pressures.

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

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Publisher: N.A
Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
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Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Author: United States. Internal Revenue Service
Publisher: N.A
Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
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Superconscious Meditation

Author: Justin O'Brien,Swami Jaidev Bharati
Publisher: Yes International Publishers
ISBN: 9780936663425
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 108
View: 8983
This is a guide to the art and science of meditation. A manual for learning exactly who you are. This book is written with a simple, direct and yet enthralling elegance that discloses the heart of the matter with such aplomb and practicality that the reader wants to practice the reality: Superconscious Meditation.

El Arte de Vivir: Meditación Vipassana tal y como la enseña S. N. Goenka

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Publisher: Pariyatti
ISBN: 9781928706700
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Obtenga el sí consigo mismo

Superar los obstáculos interiores para negociar con éxito
Author: William Ury
Publisher: CONECTA
ISBN: 8416029512
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
View: 9164
El primer paso para afrontar cualquier negociación o conflicto. William Ury, coautor del clásico best seller Obtenga el sí, ha enseñado a decenas de miles de personas de todos los ámbitos profesionales cómo mejorar su capacidad de negociación. A lo largo de estos años, Ury ha descubierto que el mayor obstáculo para alcanzar unos acuerdos provechosos y unas relaciones satisfactorias no está en nuestra contraparte, por difícil que esta resulte. El mayor obstáculo reside en nosotros mismos, en nuestra tendencia natural a reaccionar de una forma contraria a nuestros intereses. Sin embargo, este obstáculo se puede convertir en nuestro mejor aliado. Si aprendemos primero a comprendernos y a controlarnos, estamos poniendo la base para comprender e influenciar a los demás. En esta precuela indispensable de Obtenga el sí, Ury parte de su experiencia personal y profesional como negociador en conflictos bélicos paradesarrollar un método práctico que permite conquistar primero el sí con uno mismo, e incrementar de esta forma la capacidad para conseguir el sí de los demás. Útil y sencillo, Obtenga el sí consigo mismo es una guía esencial para alcanzar la satisfacción interior, a partir de la cual podrá mantener unas relaciones más sanas, una familia más feliz, un trabajo más productivo y un entorno más pacífico. Reseñas: «Inteligente y realista, noble y práctico, brillante y cercano. Ury ha desarrollado un planteamiento global para alcanzar el sí en un mundo tan conflictivo como el nuestro. Este libro se centra en la negociación más dura de todas: la que hacemos con nosotros mismos. Una vez más, Ury ha realizado una gran contribución con su trabajo.» Jim Collins, autor de Empresas que sobresalen «He aquí nuestro peor enemigo en cualquier mesa de negociación: nosotros mismos. Ury ha escrito una imprescindible precuela de Consiga el sí. Si usted adopta las estrategias de este libro conseguirá avanzar en su vida y en su carrera.» Daniel H. Pink, autor de La sorprendente verdad sobre qué nos motiva «Ury nos ofrece un planteamiento que refuerza nuestra confianza y que nos aporta una sensación de energía y realización personal. Todos seremos más eficaces si empezamos las negociaciones por nosotros mismos antes que con los demás.» Joanna Barsh, directora emérita de McKinsey & Company


Author: David Spangler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101549653
Category: Religion
Page: 352
View: 3440
On the most basic human level, we all want to be blessed. We want life to bring us good things, to shield us from harm, from fear, from loneliness. A blessing can be anything-a kind word, a prayer or ritual, a gesture, an embrace, a gift. Blessing is the culmination of David Spangler's remarkable career as a spiritual thinker and teacher: the definitive book on how to channel our natural sense of compassion. With specific exercises and examples to guide and inspire us, this book helps us answer the ancient human calling within us all.

The Aesthetics of Communication

Pragmatics and Beyond
Author: H. Parret
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940111773X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 174
View: 1947
AESTHETICIZING PRAGMATICS The Gamut of Pragmatics Pragmatics emerged among the sciences of language at the end of the 1960's in reaction to certain totalizing models in linguistics: structuralism (primarily in Europe) and generative grammar (initially in the United States). Certain disciples of Chomsky became dissatisfied with autono mous syntax and later with generative semantics: they decided to break away from their mentor. Whereas Chomsky continued to talk a lot about very little, they defied him by speaking very suggestively about an exces sively broad range of phenomena. Pragmatics -which Bar-Hillel consid ered as a 'wastebasket discipline' in the fifties - nevertheless gained respectability. The history of pragmatics spans, of course, much more than three decades. The Stoic conception of language, in the shadow of the great Greek tradition and therefore intensely subversive, had in fact a pragmatic aim. The term pragmatisch appears in Kant: it expresses a relation with a human goal, this goal being only determinable within a community. This characterization naturally inspires the pragmaticism of l the Neo-Kantian Charles Sanders Peirce . It is this Kant-Peirce lineage that led to Morris and Carnap's rather bland conceptions of pragmatics, after the heavy losses incurred by positivism and behaviorism. In any case, despite the constant presence of a pragmatic approach in the history of thought, this reassessment of pragmatics (against the triumphs proclaimed by structuralism and generativism) was experienced as a Significant break through. A whole range of pragmatics came to the attention of linguists.


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Category: Cities and towns
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The Arts Therapies

A Revolution in Healthcare
Author: Phil Jones
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781583918135
Category: Medical
Page: 296
View: 6651
The Arts Therapies provides, in one volume, a guide to the different disciplines and their current practice and thinking. It presents: * A clear analysis of the relationship between client, therapist and art form. * An exploration of research, practice and key contributions made to the field by practitioners internationally and within many different contexts. * Discussion of how the arts therapies relate to established health services. The Arts Therapies: A revolution in healthcare is a unique book that provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the arts therapies. It will prove invaluable to arts therapists, health professionals, and all those who wish to learn more about the field.

Zen and the Art of Meditation

A Practical Guide to Meditation, Achieving Inner Peace and Living the Life You Always Dreamt of
Author: Martin Taylor
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781500556051
Category: Self-Help
Page: 36
View: 1369
As a yoga teacher, I have found it difficult sometimes in explaining how meditation works in a simple way. When I found this book, it provided me with easy ways in which I can guide my students and help them use mediation in daily life. The topic on living mindfully is very relevant in current times and I tell all my students to read this book. Meditation supplements yoga and this book has made it easier for my students to reach higher levels through easy to practice methods. - Yoga Instructor I have been working for a decade without a break and thought it was normal until I had a burnout. It made me reach out to find any information that will help me back on track. Taylor's book on mediation methods for beginners created a spark for me. I religiously followed every step in the book. It didn't take too much of my time or energy, but it had amazing results. It helped me regain balance and understand that by focusing on the present you can gain a deeper sense of awareness and serenity. - Recovered Workaholic The pressure of academics was too much for me to bear. I was distracted as there were too many decisions to make and too many deadlines to meet. By noticing my nervous state of mind, my school counselor tried her best in helping. She suggested that I read this book on mediation. I thought it would be good to try as it could do no harm. It was a breeze for sure. The techniques were simple and effective too. All those nagging thoughts that weighed me down seemed to disappear and eventually I was to make decisions in a calmer and focused way. I always tell my friends about this book, because it easy, its do-able and most importantly it works! - Focused Student Martin Taylor's Meditation for Beginners, First Edition is a practical guide that serves as an information source for people who like to know about easy mediation techniques to begin with. This book includes easy methods to help people understand the benefits of meditation, what needs to be done to prepare before beginning practice, and ways in which it can be incorporated into our daily lives. This book is an easy guide that provides information on: o What is meditation o Why is meditation required and what are the benefits o How to prepare yourself physically and mentally to meditate o Meditation exercises for beginners and other techniques o How to mediate in daily life Meditation for Beginners, First Edition, is a guide that is very relevant for the fast paced environment we have created. It provides information to any person looking for a way to find a technique that is simple to understand, easy to do and effective. Martin Taylor is an independent, professional counselor with over 10 years of experience.

Rhetorics of Fantasy

Author: Farah Mendlesohn
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819573914
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 336
View: 6585
Transcending arguments over the definition of fantasy literature, Rhetorics of Fantasy introduces a provocative new system of classification for the genre. Utilizing nearly two hundred examples of modern fantasy, author Farah Mendlesohn uses this system to explore how fiction writers construct their fantastic worlds. Mendlesohn posits four categories of fantasy—portal-quest, immersive, intrusion, and liminal—that arise out of the relationship of the protagonist to the fantasy world. Using these sets, Mendlesohn argues that the author’s stylistic decisions are then shaped by the inescapably political demands of the category in which they choose to write. Each chapter covers at least twenty books in detail, ranging from nineteenth-century fantasy and horror to extensive coverage of some of the best books in the contemporary field. Offering a wide-ranging discussion and penetrating comparative analysis, Rhetorics of Fantasy will excite fans and provide a wealth of material for scholarly and classroom discussion. Includes discussion of works by over 100 authors, including Lloyd Alexander, Peter Beagle, Marion Zimmer Bradley, John Crowley, Stephen R. Donaldson, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, Gregory Maguire, Robin McKinley, China Miéville, Suniti Namjoshi, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Sheri S. Tepper, J. R. R. Tolkien, Tad Williams