Deep Nature Play

Autore: Joseph Bharat Cornell
ISBN: 9781565893221
Grandezza: 15,65 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8025

When absorbed in deep play our sensory awareness is heightened, we become immersed in the present moment and feel intensely alert and alive. Because play is fun and rewarding, we operate at the peak of our mental and physical capacity. Let Joseph Cornell, one of the world's most popular nature educators, empower you with the tools to maximize play, and transform it from mere entertainment into a doorway to enhanced living, creativity, and concentration.

International Handbook Of Forest Therapy

Autore: Dieter Kotte
Editore: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527541746
Grandezza: 67,26 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3515

The first International Handbook of Forest Therapy defines the scientific domain of this innovative, evidence-based and timely public health approach. More than 50 authors from around the world are brought together to offer their expertise and insights about forest therapy from a variety of research perspectives. The theoretical discussion of the effects related to the biophilia hypothesis presented here is complemented by research results compiled across the last three decades in the fields of forest medicine and biochemistry from Asia. The book also highlights the latest developments with regards to forest therapy in a number of different countries, ranging from China and Australia to Germany and Austria. The handbook constitutes a major milestone in research in this field. It sets the baseline for forest therapy to be implemented worldwide as a powerful and financially prudent public health practice.

The Play Cycle

Autore: Pete King
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 0429836848
Grandezza: 13,37 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 380

Twenty years after Gordon Sturrock and the late Professor Perry Else’s 'Colorado Paper' introduced the Play Cycle, this theory of play now supports professional playwork practice, training and education. The Play Cycle: Theory, Research and Application is the first book of its kind to explain the theoretical concept of the Play Cycle, supported by recent research, and how it can be used as an observational method for anyone who works with children in a play context. The book investigates the understandings of the Play Cycle within the playwork field over the last 20 years, and its future application. It addresses each aspect of the Play Cycle (metalude, play cue, play return, play frame, loop and flow and annihilation) and combines the theoretical aspect of the Play Cycle with empirical research evidence. The book also provides an observational tool for people to observe and record play cycles. This book will appeal to playworkers, teachers, play therapists and professionals working in other contexts with children, such as hospitals and prisons. It will support practitioners and students in learning about play and provide lecturers and trainers with a new innovative teaching and training aide.

Deep Play Exploring The Use Of Depth In Psychotherapy With Children

Autore: Dennis McCarthy
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501042
Grandezza: 57,92 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8463

Therapeutic deep play has the capacity for children to express deep emotions, overcome seemingly insurmountable issues and resolve serious problems. Working with children in this profound way, therapists are able to not only eliminate symptoms, but to change the very structure of how children live with themselves, their defense and belief systems. The contributors to this book all work deeply, allowing children to take risks in a safe environment, and become fully absorbed in physical play. Chapters include play with deep sandboxes, clay, water, and various objects, and look at a range of pertinent case studies to demonstrate the therapeutic techniques in practice, alongside the theoretical concepts in which they are grounded. A new theoretical approach is established that takes from psychoanalysis as well as neuroscience and behaviourism, and offers a depth psychology approach in the treatment of children. This will be a valuable resource for anyone working therapeutically with children through play, including play therapists, psychotherapists, psychologists, arts therapists, counsellors, social workers and family therapists.

The Transcribed Talks Of Silent Temple

Autore: Sean McKenzie
Editore: DoctorZed Publishing
ISBN: 1864761660
Grandezza: 39,65 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7022

The Transcribed Talks of Silent Temple, Volume I contains fearless, deeply penetrating insights, offering radical transformation and true freedom to each of us as unique individuals. Bold - in a category all of its own - this book provides a much-needed, new window to the nature of our existences, institutions, and interrelationship with our universe. Consisting of talks given by Sean McKenzie (aka Silent Temple) to a select group of people over several years, this book is neoZen in its orientation but unbounded with respect to any tradition or form of spirituality. Refreshingly truthful, authentic, and intuitive, realizations are given that cannot be found elsewhere. For a unique read that presents tools for self-awareness and growth, a better book cannot be found. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sean McKenzie is a poet, writer, singer, painter, and free spirit. Over the last several years he developed a form of neoZen named Silent Temple. As a practice, this new form of Zen encourages radical individualism, creativity, and kindness outside of traditional structures. Presently in paperback and ebook is The Path, a book of poetry by the author (with the nom de plume Silent Temple). Additional volumes of The Transcribed Talks of Silent Temple by Sean McKenzie will be forthcoming, as well as a book of poetry about Finland titled Songs of Suomi. Refreshingly truthful, authentic, and intuitive, realizations are given that cannot be found elsewhere. For a unique read that presents tools for self-awareness and growth, a better book cannot be found. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sean McKenzie is a poet, writer, singer, painter, and free spirit. Over the last several years he developed a form of neoZen named Silent Temple. As a practice, this new form of Zen encourages radical individualism, creativity, and kindness outside of traditional structures. Presently in paperback and ebook is The Path, a book of poetry by the author (with the nom de plume Silent Temple). Additional volumes of The Transcribed Talks of Silent Temple by Sean McKenzie will be forthcoming, as well as a book of poetry about Finland titled Songs of Suomi.

Consciousness And Fundamental Reality

Autore: Philip Goff
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190677015
Grandezza: 33,64 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8033

The first half of this book argues that physicalism cannot account for consciousness, and hence cannot be true. The second half explores and defends Russellian monism, a radical alternative to both physicalism and dualism. The view that emerges combines panpsychism with the view that the universe as a whole is fundamental.

Learning With Nature

Autore: Marina Robb
ISBN: 9780857842381
Grandezza: 72,56 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6357

An extensive book of outdoor activities suitable for a wide range of children and environments Learning with Nature is full of fun activities and games to get children outdoors, to explore, have fun, make things, and learn about nature and help them grow up happy and healthy. Suitable for groups of children between ages 3 and 16, the graded activities help children develop key practical and social skills, awareness of their place in the world, and respect for the natural world, all while enjoying the great outdoors. Written by experienced forest school practitioners, using tried-and-tested games and activities, it provides comprehensive information for enriching children’s learning through nature. The games and activities are clearly categorized, with step-by-step instructions, an age guide, a list of resources needed, and invisible learning points. This book is a unique must-have resource for families, schools, youth groups, and anyone working with children.

Gnostic Tarot

Autore: Lee Irwin
Editore: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609256630
Grandezza: 47,30 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8154

Gnostic Tarot presents an exciting new path for people who want to use the tarot as a guide for spiritual development. Lee Irwin synthesizes the more traditional forms of interpretation with a new esoteric method based on the contemporary theories of Hermetic and Gnostic spirituality. He has developed ten Mandalas (akin to tarot spreads) for you to use as meditative structures for contemplating the interconnection between the natural elements and consciousness as reflected by the imagery of the cards. Irwin provides a detailed discussion of the esoteric history and structure of the tarot, and explores the symbolism of the Four Suits, The Inner (Minor) Court Cards, and the Major Arcana Cards as illustrated by the Ravenswood and Waite decks. His wellwritten and deeply insightful interpretations of tarot imagery will inspire you to see the sacred in everything surrounding you. By using Irvins Mandalas, mediations, and visualization exercises, you can learn to align your physical, mental, and emotional life with your spiritual growth, to affect an alchemical transformation through the realization of your souls purpose.

Deep Play

Autore: Diane Ackerman
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307763331
Grandezza: 58,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7817

With A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman let her free-ranging intellect loose on the natural world. Now in Deep Play she tackles the realm of creativity, by exploring one of the most essential aspects of our characters: the abitlity to play. "Deep play" is that more intensified form of play that puts us in a rapturous mood and awakens the most creative, sentient, and joyful aspects of our inner selves. As Ackerman ranges over a panoply of artistic, spiritual, and athletic activities, from spiritual rapture through extreme sports, we gain a greater sense of what it means to be "in the moment" and totally, transcendentally human. Keenly perceived and written with poetic exuberance, Deep Play enlightens us by revealing the manifold ways we can enhance our lives.

Deep Play

Autore: Dianne Dugaw
Editore: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874137316
Grandezza: 65,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2438

"A major rereading of John Gay, this study shows that Gay's satiric preoccupations disclose the key intellectual, ethical, aesthetic, and sociopolitical underpinnings of the modern era. Such works as The Beggar's Opera, Trivia, Achilles, and The Shepherd's Week map the dynamics of the emerging capitalist order of eighteenth-century Britain. Distinguishing "popular" from "polite" culture and making rich use of both, Gay's satires encode the stratifying categories of our modern world of striving individuals: genders, social classes, ethnic and racial identities, and sexual orientations. "Deep Play" uncovers a diverse cultural context for Gay's work, providing song texts, musical examples, dance diagrams, portraits and engravings."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Nature S Play

Autore: Sara Olivia Earth
Grandezza: 61,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6356

Nature and love are the two enduring themes of our existence. In Nature's Play, Sara Olivia Earth presents a poetry collection that threads and intertwines themes pertaining to the beauty of nature and the tenderness of love. The poems are at once uplifting, sweet, sometimes flirting but above all, expressions that will touch parts deep in us.

A Beautiful Question

Autore: Frank Wilczek
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846147026
Grandezza: 12,66 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6179

In this scientific tour de force, world-class physicist Frank Wilczek argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe, a principle that has guided his pioneering work in quantum physics. As this book demonstrates, the human quest to find the beauty embodied in the universe connects all scientific pursuit from Pythagoras and Plato on to Galileo and Newton, Maxwell and Einstein. Indeed, Wilczek shows us just how deeply intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our scientific understanding of the cosmos. Gorgeously illustrated, A Beautiful Question is the culmination of Wilczek's life work and a mind-expanding book that combines the age-old human quest for beauty and the age-old human quest for truth.

Constructive Rural Sociology

Autore: John Morris Gillette
Grandezza: 73,93 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9778

Nature First

Autore: Bob Henderson
Editore: Dundurn
ISBN: 1897045212
Grandezza: 39,46 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7779

Friluftsliv is an approach to creating a relationship between humans and nature. Nature First explores ways of applying this wisdom to everyday out-of-doors life.

Fertility From The Ocean Deep

Autore: Charles Walters
Editore: Acres USA
ISBN: 9780911311792
Grandezza: 74,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9593

With the recent republication of Dr. Maynard Murray's Sea Energy Agriculture, readers rediscovered the forgotten legacy of an eco-ag pioneer. Murray's idea -- that ocean water contains a concentrated, perfect balance of trace minerals in bioavailable form -- seems almost as revolutionary today as when he introduced it 30 years ago. In this fascinating book, Charles Walters examines Murray's career and the amazing successes that growers have experienced with his methods, as well as further developments in this technology by creative experimenters. Using hard data obtained in the field, Walters demonstrates that sea-solids fertilizers produce stress-resistant plants and food with naturally extended shelf life and vastly increased nutrient levels. Both an amazing narrative and a practical guide for improving soil and crop health, Fertility from the Ocean Deep is a must-read for everyone interested in the cutting edge of agriculture.


Autore: Jennifer A. Mather
Editore: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604695005
Grandezza: 52,32 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1011

The visually arresting and often misunderstood octopus has long captured popular imagination. With an alien appearance and an uncanny intellect, this exceptional sea creature has inspired fear in famous lore and legends—from the giant octopus attack in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Ursula the sea witch in The Little Mermaid. Yet its true nature is more wondrous still. After decades of research, the authors reveal a sensitive, curious, and playful animal with remarkable intelligence, an ability to defend itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an intricate nervous system, and advanced problem-solving abilities. In this beautifully photographed book, three leading marine biologists bring readers face to face with these amazingly complex animals that have fascinated scientists for decades. From the molluscan ancestry of today’s octopus to its ingenious anatomy, amazing mating and predatory behaviors, and other-worldly relatives, the authors take readers through the astounding life cycle, uncovering the details of distinctive octopus personalities. With personal narratives, underwater research, stunning closeup photography, and thoughtful guidance for keeping octopuses in captivity, Octopus is the first comprehensive natural history of this smart denizen of the sea.

Deep Into Nature

Autore: Jennifer Harding
ISBN: 9780955210693
Grandezza: 59,36 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8901

Our Cultural Agony

Autore: V. Vycinas
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401023956
Grandezza: 79,61 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 311

Cultural twilight means cultural disintegration or death. It means cul tural agony. Such agony gradually fades into the dawn of tomorrow's culture, just as the twilight of a summer's evening proceeds into the daylight of the forthcoming day. Consequently cultural twilight or agony simul taneously is the dawn - the milieu of birth - of future gods. With these words a close interbelonging of the recently published SEARCH FOR GoDS with the present study, OUR CULTURAL AGONY, is stressed. Both of these books belong together and constitute one and the same "story". While SEARCH FOR GODS deals with man of tomorrow in his venture to find the way which would lead him to his dawning gods, OUR CULTURAL AGONY attempts to disclose contemporary man's ways of erring - his stray ing ways. Moreover, just as the way towards man's future gods is simul taneously his way to his true cultural self, so are his straying ways his ways of a lack of self. Man's way to his true self is his authentic, innermost, "bloody" or "ex-istential" way, while the way of his lack of self is his inauthentic way. The inauthentic ways, generally speaking, are "democratic" ways: they are the public and common ways of modem society, most typical or characteristic of it. Accordingly, while SEARCH FOR GODS has an indi vidualistic character, OUR CULTURAL AGONY has a social character.

Nature And The Human Spirit

Autore: Beverly L. Driver
Editore: Venture Pub
Grandezza: 39,15 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7314

This provocative and timely text advocates an expanded ethic oriented toward ecosystem sustainability and focuses on the role of nature in maintaining the human spirit. Diverse views are put forth in 38 chapters by 49 authors who represent all types of users and interests. This text presents a balanced, in-depth perspective on this difficult topic of hard-to-define values. The text encourages a sense of awe about the complexity of natural systems as it redefines the words spirit and spirituality by redirecting the reader from the realms of the sectarian, religious, or mystical toward a nature-based meaning. This perspective encompasses the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and economic well-being of people and communities, emphasizing the sameness of humans and land, and it lays the groundwork for an understanding of, and a need for an expanded land management ethic.

Nature S Mirror

Autore: Thomas Rockwell
Editore: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598586963
Grandezza: 23,59 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5084

The ten plays by Shakespeare I have looked at closely, The Merchant of Venice, Henry IV Part 1, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear have a similar structure which underlies and organizes the often bewildering blizzard of characters and plot. In each of these plays almost every character, even most of the minor ones, is struggling, in his own idiosyncratic way and circumstances, with the same facet of character - for instance, autonomy, the power to make choices - or with the same aspect of the human condition - for instance, that the world, which includes the self, is essentially unknowable, incomprehensible and uncontrollable. Thus each character functions on the thematic level as a different example of the problem or subject of the play. THOMAS ROCKWELL graduated from Bard College. He has had poems in The Massachusetts Review, The New York Quarterly Review, and The Antioch Review. He has also written a number of books for children.