The Bond with the Beloved

The Mystical Relationship of the Lover and the Beloved
Author: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
ISBN: 0963457403
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 151
View: 5906
As in other mystic traditions, Sufism sees the relationship between the seeker and God as that of lover and beloved. This wise, beautiful book, written by the spiritual successor to Irine Tweedie (Daughter of Fire), describes the inner journey that takes the lover back to the God he refers to as "the beloved".

The World Is a Waiting Lover

Desire and the Quest for the Beloved
Author: Trebbe Johnson
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577318125
Category: Self-Help
Page: 320
View: 7194
Johnson explores the concept of the Beloved — the elusive, alluring force that beckons us forth to passionate engagement with the world — and shows how our sense of love is often linked to something far greater than ourselves. She explains that mistaking a human lover for the inner, eternal Beloved is the first step in any romance, yet the ability to distinguish between the two ultimately holds the key to our quest for personal freedom and fulfillment. Steeped in Western and Eastern myth and romantic imagery, The World is a Waiting Lover guides us through story and thought in order to discover passion, Eros, and our authentic selves. It is a personal story and, at the same time, an invitation to explore our individual yearnings to live with fearless authenticity as we find more passion and meaning in our work, relationships, and view of the future.

In the Company of Friends

Dreamwork Within a Sufi Group
Author: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
ISBN: 0963457411
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 185
View: 6771
The work of The Golden Sufi Center is to make available the teachings of the Sufi path. Weaving together dreams and spiritual stories, this "wise, rich, deeply moving, and significant book" (Andrew Harvey) explores the inner journey and the group's role in facilitating it.

In the Alley of the Friend

On the Poetry of Hafez
Author: Shahrokh Meskoob
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 081565460X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 277
View: 5323
The celebrated and beloved fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafez continues to play an essential role in the lives of Iranians today. For centuries, scholars have studied his work, exploringboth his life and his deeply moving poetry of love, spirituality, and protest. Yet, Shahrokh Meskoob is one of the first scholars to take an innovative approach to Hafez’s poetry. Meskoob goes beyond a linguistic and rhetorical analysis of Hafez’s poetry in the Divan to access the interior thoughts of the poet and summon his spirit in the process of understanding Hafez’s mysticism.

An Existential Approach to God

A Study of Gabriel Marcel
Author: C. Pax
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401024162
Category: Philosophy
Page: 118
View: 8539
Man's concern about God is both a question and a quest. We seek to know with certainty that God is real; we seek also to draw near to God, to know that He is really for us. My aim in this work is to re-think this two-fold concern and to do so with Gabriel Marcel. Throughout the work I have combined the presentation of Marcel's views with a critical examination of his thought, and in the spirit in which Marcel meets his own predecessors and contemporaries I have held myself free to accept, to amend or to reject what he has written. Thus the focus of the work is only incidentally on the writings of Marcel; the direct focus, as for Marcel, is on man's seeking to know and to draw near to God. The effort to re-think that dimension of our experience which we designate religious cannot begin apart from a critical consideration of what we mean by knowledge and certainty. What will count as an answer to the question of whether God is real and whether He is really for us? If, as the believer maintains, God is the answer to man - an answer wholly unlike every other answer - then the method of searching for this answer must be different from other methods of searching. Furthermore, even for the believer, God remains the hidden God, Deus absconditus, and at best we see through a glass darkly.

Women and Mystical Experience in the Middle Ages

Author: Frances Beer
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 0851153437
Category: History
Page: 174
View: 3913
Original and thought--provoking study of three medieval women mystics based on writings and biographical material.

The Love, the Lover, the Beloved

Encounter with a Teacher
Author: Caterina Germani
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059547764X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 140
View: 590
It is Alfredo who speaks in these pages, his Love for those of us who follow the Way under his guidance and for those who seek but have not yet found, because his teaching is transmitted from Heart to Heart. Simple, but not easy, essential: Attention, Intention, Dedication practiced with patience and moved forward with impeccability and joy. Immersed in this Love, Caterina offers her extraordinary experience with delicacy and poetry, with the intention of giving pearls that come from the master and offering us another opportunity now that "the solar winds blow stronger," until for us as well, the Love, the Lover, and the Beloved are One.

Despertando al Mundo

Una dimensión global a la práctica espiritual
Author: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1941394051
Category: Religion
Page: 176
View: 7189
¿Cuál es la relación entre nuestra práctica espiritual individual y la transformación global? ¿Cómo podemos utilizar nuestra conciencia espiritual para ayudar al mundo a evolucionar? Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee responde estas importantísimas preguntas, llevando al lector a la dimensión global de la espiritualidad. Nuestro viaje espiritual interno es parte del viaje del mundo, nuestra luz espiritual es parte de la luz del mundo. Sólo cuando reconocemos esta dimensión del trabajo espiritual, somos capaces de participar completamente de los cambios fundamentales que están teniendo lugar en el mundo. Despertando al mundo describe las prácticas espirituales y la conciencia que necesitamos cultivar, las actitudes que necesitamos desarrollar. Nos abre al verdadero propósito de la vida espiritual en este tiempo de crisis y transición, ofreciendo vital información que necesitamos para responder al llamado que está llegando de las profundidades de la creación. La humanidad y el planeta están luchando por despertar y transformarse y necesitan de nuestra ayuda. El libro describe alguno de los peligros y dificultades de este tiempo de transición, al igual que la alegría primaria que surge de sentirse completamente vivo en el momento presente. A medida que entramos a una era de conciencia unitiva global, necesitamos liberar nuestras prácticas espirituales de las formas del pasado y ayudar al futuro que está naciendo. Despertando al mundo expande nuestra percepción sobre la vida espiritual e invita al lector a despertar al verdadero trabajo que necesita realizarse.

In Praise of the Beloved Language

A Comparative View of Positive Ethnolinguistic Consciousness
Author: Joshua A. Fishman
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110813246
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 370
View: 1505
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

Feminisms Redux

An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism
Author: Diane Price Herndl
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Feminism and literature
Page: 542
View: 1330

Eros Unveiled

Plato and the God of Love
Author: Catherine Osborne,Catherine Rowett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Love
Page: 246
View: 1949
Few books on love can claim to make significant contributions to our understanding both of ancient views on eros and of its place in the Christian tradition. On the basis of a new and sympathetic reading of Plato, Catherine Osborne shows that the long-standing distrust of eros, rather than agape, as a model for the believer's relation to God in Christian thought derives from a misunderstanding of ancient thought on love. Focussing on a number of classic texts, including Plato's Symposium and Lysis, Aristotle's Ethics and Metaphysics, and famous passages in Gregory of Nyssa, Origen, Dionysius the Areopagite, Plotinus, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas, she shows that love is not motivated by a need that seeks fulfilment. On the contrary, Dr Osborne argues, to seek a motive for love, whether in Plato's account or our own, is to pursue a philosophical confusion. To mention love is to mention the motive that explains our response of affection or devotion or desire; the response cannot be the motive for our love, but is an attitude that belongs in a vision of the beloved transfigured by love. It is for this reason that we have to restore the image of Cupid, whose mischievous darts picture the impossibility of seeking some further grounds or explanation for love.

A Sufi Galaxy

Sufi Qalandar Hazrat Sai Qutub Ali Shah, His Spiritual Successors, and Select Disciples : Sufi Saints of the Present Times
Author: S. L. Gajwani
Publisher: N.A
Category: Muslim saints
Page: 316
View: 1147
With reference to contemporary Sufi saints from India.

Between Men

English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire
Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231082730
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 244
View: 395
At the time of its first appearance in 1985 Between Men was viewed as an important intervention into Feminist as well as Gay and Lesbian studies. It was an important book because it argued that "sexuality" and "desire" were not a historical phenomenon but carefully managed social constructs. This insight (that actually originated with Michael Foucault) is often viewed as anti-humanist or post-humanist because it argues that men and women are simply the products of patriarchal power relations over which they have no control. By mobilizing Foucault's theories of the history of sexuality Sedgwick re-fashions Feminism and Gay and Lesbian Studies to make it seem as though Feminism and Gay and Lesbian studies are ideally situated to continue those interventions into the history of sexuality begun by Foucault.

Llanto por la tierra amada

Author: Alan Paton
Publisher: Palabra
ISBN: 8498409365
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 3596
La belleza de la tierra sudafricana llena toda esta novela y se convierte en una de sus principales protagonistas. Ambientada en los años previos a la instauración del apartheid, el autor nos narra el destino de dos padres, un pastor negro anglicano y un terrateniente blanco, que se cruza a causa de un trágico suceso. El anciano Kumalo se ve impelido a dejar su pequeña iglesia local en las colinas para adentrase en la confusa y tensa Johannesburgo de finales de los 1940 en busca de su hijo Absalom... Un relato que llega directamente al corazón y que inspira una fe renovada en la dignidad del hombre. Un auténtico clásico, apasionadamente africano, intemporal y universal, y sobre todo una historia sobre la abnegación de un padre. "Es la novela más influyente de cuantas se han escrito en Sudáfrica y jugó un gran papel en la toma de conciencia popular... Hizo comprender que el apartheid no era simplemente una ignominia abstracta, sino una distorsión de las relaciones humanas, del propio espíritu humano". Nadine Gordimer, premio Nobel sudafricana

Las Señales de Dios

Author: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
ISBN: 1941394086
Category: Religion
Page: 150
View: 2842
Las Señales de Dios explora la importancia de la conciencia mística en este momento de transición global. En las profundidades del corazón está escondido el propósito secreto de la Creación, que es la clave de nuestro momento actual de transformación. El trabajo de los místicos es hacer accesible esta clave a la humanidad, y abrir así las puertas de la revelación. Las posibilidades del futuro están presentes, pero veladas; la alegría de la vida está esperando volver. Los místicos pueden ayudarnos a despertar a la unidad que es esencial a la vida, y a reconocer las señales de Dios que nos guiarán y revelarán nuestro verdadero propósito.

The Delectable Negro

Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture
Author: Vincent Woodard,Dwight McBride
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 147984926X
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 6796
Winner of the 2015 LGBT Studies award presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation Scholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person’s claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on both the literal starvation of the slave and the tropes of cannibalism on the part of the slaveholder, and further draws attention to the ways in which Blacks experienced their consumption as a fundamentally homoerotic occurrence. The Delectable Negro explores these connections between homoeroticism, cannibalism, and cultures of consumption in the context of American literature and US slave culture. Utilizing many staples of African American literature and culture, such as the slave narratives of OlaudahEquiano, Harriet Jacobs, and Frederick Douglass, as well as other less circulated materials like James L. Smith’s slave narrative, runaway slave advertisements, and numerous articles from Black newspapers published in the nineteenth century, Woodard traces the racial assumptions, political aspirations, gender codes, and philosophical frameworks that dictated both European and white American arousal towards Black males and hunger for Black male flesh. Woodard uses these texts to unpack how slaves struggled not only against social consumption, but also against endemic mechanisms of starvation and hunger designed to break them. He concludes with an examination of the controversial chain gang oral sex scene in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, suggesting that even at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century, we are still at a loss for language with which to describe Black male hunger within a plantation culture of consumption.

Men's Cinema

Masculinity and Mise-en-Scene in Hollywood
Author: Stella Bruzzi
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748676198
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
View: 4763
Men's Cinema offers a fresh theorisation of men in Hollywood cinema via a theoretical discussion of definitions of masculinity and the close textual analysis of classic and contemporary films. Through an examination of mise-en-scene, Men's Cinema moves beyond discussions of representation and narrative to an exploration of the physical or instinctive effects of cinema and how we are invited to engage with, desire or identify with Hollywood's vision of men and masculinity. By delineating how Hollywood has built up and refined the language of men's cinema through a series of recurrent, refined tropes, this book critically explores masculinity and the concept of a male aesthetic within film.Films discussed include: The Deer Hunter, Dirty Harry, Goodfellas, Inception, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Once Upon a Time in the West, Point Break, Raging Bull, Rebel Without A Cause, Reservoir Dogs, Sherlock Holmes, There's Always Tomorrow, The Wild Bunch.


Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: DEBOLS!LLO
ISBN: 8490623406
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 491
Una sensacional historia de la esclavitud y el racismo en Estados Unidos. Una madre: Sethe, la esclava que mata a su propia hija para salvarla del horror, para que la indignidad del presente no tenga futuro posible. Una hija: Beloved, la niña que desde su nacimiento se alimentó de leche mezclada con sangre, y poco a poco fue perdiendo contacto con la realidad por la voluntad de un cariño demasiado denso. Una experiencia: el crimen como única arma contra el dolor ajeno, el amor como única justificación ante el delito, y la muerte como paradójica salvación ante una vida destinada a la esclavitud. Reseña: «Beloved es la gran novela americana no escrita del siglo XIX, trata de cosas sobre las que jamás se escribió y que laten sin embargo en el fondo de novelas sí escritas, por Melville, por Poe.» A. S. Byatt

Taking the Long View

Christian Theology in Historical Perspective
Author: David Steinmetz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831416
Category: Religion
Page: 200
View: 7846
Taking the Long View argues in a series of engagingly written essays that remembering the past is essential for men and women who want to function effectively in the present--for without some knowledge of their own past, neither individuals nor institutions know where they have been or where they are going. The book illustrates its thesis with tough-minded examples from the Church's life and thought, ranging from more abstract problems like the theoretical role of historical criticism to such painfully concrete issues as the commandment of Jesus to forgive unforgivable wrongs.