Holy The Firm

Author: Annie Dillard
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061871656
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In 1975 Annie Dillard took up residence on an island in Puget Sound in a wooded room furnished with "one enormous window, one cat, one spider and one person." For the next two years she asked herself questions about time, reality, sacrifice death, and the will of God. In Holy the Firm she writes about a moth consumed in a candle flame, about a seven-year-old girl burned in an airplane accident, about a baptism on a cold beach. But behind the moving curtain of what she calls "the hard things -- rock mountain and salt sea," she sees, sometimes far off and sometimes as close by as a veil or air, the power play of holy fire. This is a profound book about the natural world -- both its beauty and its cruelty -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dillard knows so well.

The Maya Book Of Life

Author: Michael Owen
Editor: Kahurangi Press
ISBN: 0473119897
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THE MAYA BOOK OF LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE XULTUN TAROT is the companion book to the Xultun Tarot Classic Edition. It explores the archetypes and alchemy of the major arcana of the Xultun Tarot through indigenous teachings and the analytical psychology of C G Jung and casts new light on the meaning of 2012. The Xultun Tarot was created by Peter Balin in 1976 based on images from Maya history and culture. Taken from a single painting, it is the only tarot deck where the major arcana form a complete picture. This picture is a symbolic image of the alchemical marriage of spirit and matter and a map of what Jung called the individuation process. Only 500 copies of the original Xultun Tarot were ever printed. Now Kahurangi Press (xultun.com) has recreated this classic, long out-of-print deck true to its original large size and vibrant colours together with a book that explains the profound symbolism of the cards. Michael Owen is a clinical psychologist in private practice and author of Jung and the Native American Moon Cycles. He lives in New Zealand.

The Space Between

Author: Sandra Humble Johnson
Editor: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873384469
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Annie Dillard, a practitioner of the literary epiphany, has become a representative of a neoromantic movement that combines the ecological interest of wilderness literature with the aesthetics of a highly stylized literature. This study of the Pulitzer prize-winning essayist considers her as wilderness philosopher, critic, and arch-romantic.

Earthly Words

Author: John R. Cooley
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472065370
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An essential collection of criticism on the leading nature writers of today.

Contemporary American Women Writers

Author: Catherine Rainwater
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813101682
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Essays examine the work of Beattie, Paley, Dillard, Redmon, Ozick, Tyler, Walker, Kingston, Morrison and Piercy, and explain how they have transformed literary traditions

The Holy Trinity And The Law Of Three

Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834828944
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Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In this formula that Christians recite as though on autopilot lie the secrets for healing our world, rekindling our visionary imagination, and manifesting the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. It’s an astonishing claim, but one that is supported by Cynthia Bourgeault’s exploration of Trinitarian theology—and by her bold work in further articulating the deep truth it contains. She looks to the ancient concept in light of the ideas of G. I. Gurdjieff and Jacob Boehme to reveal the Trinity as the "hidden driveshaft" within Christianity: the compassionate expression of the Uncreated Reality in creation.

Julian Of Norwich S Legacy

Author: S. Salih
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230101623
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Julian of Norwich the best-known of the medieval mystics today. The text of her Revelation has circulated continually since the fifteenth century, but the twentieth century saw a massive expansion of her popularity. Theological or literary-historical studies of Julian may remark in passing on her popularity, but none have attempted a detailed study of her reception. This collection fills that gap: it outlines the full reception history from the extant manuscripts to the present day, looking at Julian in devotional cultures, in modernist poetry and present-day popular literature, and in her iconography in Norwich, both as a pilgrimage site and a tourist attraction.

Exploring Catholic Literature

Author: Mary R. Reichardt
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742531740
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Designed for students of all ages, this resource guide provides an engaging and succinct introduction to twelve recognized masterpieces of Catholic literature, from Augustine's 4th century conversion narrative to the recent poetry of Denise Levertov.

Brothers Stand Firm

Author: Steve Bateman
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877395
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There are pivotal moments in history when the trajectory of marriages, families, businesses, movements, and nations could go one way or another, producing very different outcomes. This is such a moment for the church in America. The need of our generation is the same as every other: a disciplined army of credible men who know, practice, and invest seven things in the next generation. This book is designed to help men get started in this most important adventure of their lives.

Holy Power Holy Presence

Author: Elizabeth Dreyer
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809144853
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Western theology is frequently criticized for not having a fully developed pneumatology. According to these critics, preoccupation with Christology and an excessive focus on the nature and unity of God have come at the expense of a full theology of the three persons. While admitting that there is some truth to these criticisms, Elizabeth Dreyer maintains that those who level them base their conclusions on a narrow range of texts and thus fail to establish a true neglect of the Holy Spirit. Medieval authors offer a wealth of creative language and insight that speaks to the role of the Holy Spirit in contemporary spirituality and contributes to a renewed pneumatology for the twenty-first century. Book jacket.