Sacred Pathways

Author: Gary Thomas
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310835542
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Sacred Pathways reveals nine distinct spiritual temperaments--and their strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies--to help you improve your spiritual life and deepen your personal walk with God. It's time to strip away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and discover a path of worship that frees you to be you. Experienced spiritual directors, pastors, and church leaders recognize that all of us engage with God differently, and it's about time we do too. In this updated and expanded edition of Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas details nine spiritual temperaments and--like the Enneagram and other tools do with personality--encourages you to investigate the ways you most naturally express yourself in your relationship with God. He encourages you to dig into the traits, strengths, and pitfalls in your devotional approach so you can eliminate the barriers that keep you locked into rigid methods of worship and praise. Plus, as you begin to identify and understand your own temperament, you'll soon learn about the temperaments that aren’t necessarily "you" but that may help you understand the spiritual tendencies of friends, family, and others around you. Whatever temperament or blend of temperaments best describes you, rest assured it's not by accident. It's by the design of a Creator who knew what he was doing when he made you according to his own unique intentions. If your spiritual walk is not what you'd like it to be, you can change that, starting here. Sacred Pathways will show you the route you were made to travel, marked by growth and filled with the riches of a close walk with God.

Sacred Pathways Study Guide

Author: Gary Thomas
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ISBN: 9780310122098
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As believers in Christ, many of us today fall into the trap of thinking we have to approach God in a certain way. This one-size-fits-all mentality typically leaves us feeling frustrated and distant from God. But the truth is that not every person will engage with God in the same way. For this reason, it is important to discover the particular pathway that will best help them to experience God's presence. In this five-session video study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), bestselling author Gary Thomas uncovers nine of these spiritual "pathways" that people have used over the centuries to grow closer to God. He provides tools for participants to assess their key pathway (much as the Enneagram does for personality types) and encourages them to investigate the ways they most naturally express themselves in their relationship with God. Gary also points out the strengths and pitfalls of their primary pathway and helps them discover the key spiritual tendencies of their friends, family, and others around them. Whatever temperament or blend of temperaments best describes our personality, we can rest assured that it is not by accident. It comes by the design of a Creator who knew what he was doing when he made us according to his own unique intentions. Sacred Pathways will reveal the true route we were made to travel. Sessions include: The Journey of the Soul (Introduction to the Pathways) Pathways of Wonder (Naturalists, Sensates, Aesthetics) Pathways of Contemplation (Contemplatives, Traditionalists, Intellectuals) Pathways of Action (Activists, Caregivers, and Enthusiasts) Tending the Garden of the Soul (How the Pathways Applies to Your Life) Designed for use with the Sacred Pathways Video Study (sold separately).

Sacred Pathways

Author: Todd Murphy
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ISBN: 9780615890487
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(Currently sale priced) "... illuminating ..." - The Dalai Lama.Sacred Pathways explains how the brain areas that support Near-Death Experiences are also the basis for mystic experience during our lives. It's a 21st century synthesis of science and spirituality by brain scientist Todd Murphy, in which spiritual, religious, and mystic events are explained with neuroscience.Edited and re-edited to make the science easy to understand, it's a readable introduction to the science of the spiritual.Murphy uses Darwin's theory of evolution to understand the human death-process, and proposes that reincarnation is an evolutionary adaptation which contributed to the survival of our species. The book explores the ideas that the self is actually a hallucination, God is a manifestation of a part of ourselves, and enlightenment comes from a blast of neural activity in specific parts of the brain. It also looks at prayer, spontaneous mystic experiences, romantic love, and psychic skills. The author also believes that spirituality is a very positive force, both in the world and in our lives. Spirituality, he argues, is an adaptive force that's crucial to our survival as a species, making it an integral part of human nature. An atheist who openly encourages prayer, Murphy goes past the debates between skeptics and believers and shows how religion helps us, without regard for the truth or falsehood of anyone's beliefs. Sacred Pathways is a fascinating example of no-nonsense 'new science' at its best.This extensively referenced tour-de-force work explains the brain's role in religious and mystic experiences including, enlightenment, prayer, near-death experiences, and even psychic perception. It also explains reincarnation, out-of-body experiences and the spiritual nature of romantic love.It includes a chapter that summarizes Murphy's concept of reincarnation; the first to be published by a peer-reviewed scientific journal. It also has an in-depth discussion of the famous God Helmet, and explains how psychic skills work, based on lab experiments with telepathy and remote viewing.Sacred Pathways is a major advance in neurotheology, a synthesis of science and religion that discusses spirituality only in the language of science. Most people in this field confine themselves to looking at what the brain is doing when people have otherworldly experiences, epiphanies, and peak experiences. Murphy goes further than that, seeing these things in the context of anthropology, sociology, and human evolution as well as in the human brain.Todd Murphy has published in several scientific journals, including the Journal for Near-Death Studies, Psychology Reports, NeuroQuantology, and Activitas Nervosa Superior.This fascinating, accessible, and thought provoking book will change the way you see spirituality.Sacred Pathways is "...the principia (principle work) of the scientific investigation of spiritual experiences" (From the forward by Dr. Michael Persinger, inventor of the God Helmet).

Sacred Pathways The Brain S Role In Religious And Mystic Experiences

Author: Todd Murphy
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615890482
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Sacred Pathways is the 21st century synthesis of science and spirituality by Neuroscientist Todd Murphy. It uses neuroscience to explain spiritual, mystic and religious experiences, and Darwin's theory of evolution to take a new and fresh look at the human death-process, including reincarnation. Professor Murphy proposes that rebirth is an evolutionary adaptation that contributed to the survival of our species, and that the self is a hallucination, that God is a manifestation of our own sense of self, that enlightenment appears after an avalanche of neural activity in very specific brain areas. He also believes that spirituality is a very positive force in the world, and in the lives of individual people. Spirituality, he argues, is an adaptive force that's crucial to our survival as a species, and so is an integral part of our nature. An atheist who openly encourages prayer, Murphy goes well past the debates between skeptics and believers to see how religion helps us, without regard for the truth or falsehood of anyone's private beliefs. This extensively referenced tour-de-force work explains the brain's role in religious and mystic experiences including psychic perceptions, enlightenment, prayer, near-death experiences. It also offers ideas that explain reincarnation, out-of-body experiences and the spiritual nature of romantic love. It includes a chapter that summarizes the first theory of reincarnation to be published by a peer-reviewed scientific journal, making it possible for scientists and critics alike to discuss it within the framework of science. It also has a chapter with an in-depth discussion of the famous God Helmet.Sacred Pathways is a major advance in neurotheology, a synthesis of science and religion that discusses spirituality only in the language of science. Most people in this field confine themselves to looking at what the brain is doing when people have otherworldly experiences, epiphanies, and peak experiences. Murphy goes further than that, seeing these things in the context of anthropology, sociology, and human evolution as well as in the human brain. Todd Murphy has published in several scientific journals, including the journal for Near-Death Studies, Psychology Reports, NeuroQuantology, and Activitas Nervosa Superior. This is a fascinating, accessible, and thought provoking book that will change the way you see spirituality. Sacred Pathways is "...the principia (principle work) of the scientific investigation of spiritual experiences" (From the forward by Dr. Michael Persinger, inventor of the God Helmet). "... illuminating ..." - The Dalai Lama This book is partly based on a series of lectures that can be seen here: http://www.shaktitechnology.com/video_lectures/Video_lectures.htm

The Godsense Journey Exploring Sacred Pathways

Author: Margery a. Lembke
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781520621104
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In a day-by-day devotional format, this book provides a year-long journey along the path of knowing and following God. Each week takes on a different topic and provides teaching, Bible study, personal application, and prayer. The reader is invited into the process through Scripture meditation and responding to questions that take his/her thinking to a deeper spiritual level. Topics include spiritual formation, God as Father, fruit of the Spirit, Jesus as Word, and spiritual gifts. This is not a book to be read, it is a book to be experienced one day at a time.

Spiritual Pathways

Author: Paul E. Stiffler
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450080391
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It did not start out that way . . . what began as a simple letter mailed to a few friends has now emerged as this book, taking the form of practical, spiritual thoughts and actions that center around the seasons of the church and calendar year. Encouragement came like so many birds filling the sky, singing to lift the dawn that I might see a new day. Their music lifted my soul. Words of interest asking when this material would be published became the incentive for publication. Years of celebration involving the seasons that touch our lives so deeply moved within me. The high seasons and holy days never failed to provide a deep inspiration in my soul. It is from these moments that I compose the words and images that are found in this book. Following Spiritual Pathways A pathway to spiritual growth is open to those who seek in quiet moments an awareness of the Divine. Here the mind will inform the heart and the heart will illuminate the mind, forming a spiritual circle that gives balance to life. Each page invites you to enter an experience expressed in poetic form along with a guided imagery that can turn these quiet moments into a meaningful life experience. This pathway reflects my personal journey of meditation that began in 1977 under the guidance of Sister Virginia Mary Barta of Marionjoy in Wheaton, Illinois, and the urging of Rev. Dean Williams the Chaplain. Since then, I have shared what I experience as my mind informs my heart and my heart illuminates my mind.

A Journey To Gratitude

Author: James P. Gills
Editor: Siloam Press
ISBN: 1629996351
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Glorify God with gratitude, not grumbling. This 30-day journey will help you to see yourself how God sees you and enable you to experience new dimensions of joy and gratitude in your life. James Gills, MD, has devoted years of his life to restoring vision to thousands of individuals. Now, he unveils a special "eyesight" to you--one of a loving Creator who not only views you as "His" and loves you, but desires to have an intimate relationship with you. After reading this book, you will be able to do the following: Enter into a more satisfying life as you deepen your relationship with God Experience a more useful life as you live each day according to how He sees it Discover your destiny as you uncover His plan for your life through His Word Press on to where God is leading you renewed by the knowledge that He loves you more than you can imagine and desires to bless you beyond measure. Emerge with exceeding gratitude that you are now aligned with the Creator's awesome plan for your life. Other Titles by Dr. James P. Gills God's Rx for Fear and Worry (2019) ISBN-13: 978-1629996431 God's Rx for Inner Healing (2019) ISBN-13: 978-1629996417 God's Rx for Depression and Anxiety (2019) ISBN-13: 978-1629996394 God's Rx for Health and Wholeness (2019) ISBN-13: 978-1629996370

The Intellectual Repository For The New Church July Sept 1817 Continued As The Intellectual Repository And New Jerusalem Magazine Enlarged Ser Vol 1 28

Author: New Church gen. confer
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Scripture Botany A Descriptive Account Of The Plants Trees C Mentioned In Holy Writ

Author: Leopold Hartley Grindon
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Scripture Botany

Author: Leo Hartley Grindon
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Through Asia

Author: Tam Huy Nguyen
Editor: Xlibris Us
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One day, if you figure out for yourself that you too are a city-hopping nomad, you may have your own mission to conquer the roads that lead you into the big, big world. The destinations themselves may not be as important as the journeys. Less thinking, less doubt, less fear, less worry about judgment. Just go, and there will be a way...

Extemporaneous Sermons

Author: Thomas Lake Harris
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Social Abominations

Author: Norman Morand Roumane
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Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

Author: Kenneth I. Pargament
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 146250261X
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From a leading researcher and practitioner, this volume provides an innovative framework for understanding the role of spirituality in people's lives and its relevance to the work done in psychotherapy. It offers fresh, practical ideas for creating a spiritual dialogue with clients, assessing spirituality as a part of their problems and solutions, and helping them draw on spiritual resources in times of stress. Written from a nonsectarian perspective, the book encompasses both traditional and nontraditional forms of spirituality. It is grounded in current findings from psychotherapy research and the psychology of religion, and includes a wealth of evocative case material.

The Merging Of Theology And Spirituality

Author: Larry S. McDonald
Editor: University Press of Amer
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While acknowledging the inherent tension between evangelicals who emphasize theological propositions and those who emphasize personal experience, Alister McGrath believes that spirituality represents the interface between ideas and life, between Christian theology and human existence. Through detailed examination of McGrath's previous work and the writing of other evangelicals, The Merging of Theology and Spirituality offers an overview of a unique thinker's contributions and a guide for future theological and spiritual exploration.

Perspectives On Children S Spiritual Formation

Author: Michael Anthony
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433669102
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Perspectives on Children’s Spiritual Formation presents in counterpoint form four views of children’s spiritual formation and four related methods of Christian Education. Each chapter is written by a prominent person(s) representing his or her view. Contributors also respond to the other viewpoints. Views include the contemplative-reflective model (cultivating a quiet, worshipful spirit), instructional-analytic model (involving child evangelism and Bible memorization), pragmatic participatory model (focusing on high-energy activities, often seen in mega-churches), and the media-driven active-engagement model (using a video-based curriculum with limited teacher training).

Secrets Of The Holy Spirit

Author: Donald Reid
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450049729
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About this Book . . . Are you ready for a Divine encounter with the Holy Spirit? Well, this book will prayerfully guide you to those Sacred Pathways, that will ultimately lead you to discover, the Secret to your Life’s Purpose, with a lifetime of Success, Happiness and Abundant Prosperity. About his other Books . . . This author’s other publications are entitled “Theology of Prosperity” “Finance and Romance” “Dynamics of Money and Power” and “ Wealth and Riches.” About his Speaking . . . Your Author has hosted his own Television Christian Financial Talk Show and is available for Preaching and Speaking engagements. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6 website: www.donaldreid.org

Sacred Plant Medicine

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner
Editor: Roberts Rinehart Pub
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The historical use of plants by indigenous peoples is explored, and how this connects to universal experiences of the sacred in everyday life.

The Me I Want To Be

Author: John Ortberg
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310572045
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The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg--the bestselling author of When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; God Is Closer Than You Think; and The Life You've Always Wanted--will help you discover spiritual vitality like never before as you learn to "live in the flow of the spirit." But if God has a perfect vision for your life, why does spiritual growth seem so difficult? John Ortberg has some intriguing answers to that question, and he has organized his thoughts and God's words into a straightforward and timely guide for living your best life in The Me I Want to Be. This book will show how God's perfect vision for you starts with a powerful promise. All those who trust in God "will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit" (Jeremiah 17:7-8). Ortberg urges you to recognize your brokenness, understand that God is the project manager, and follow His directions. The author first helps gauge your spiritual health and measure the gap between where you are now and where God intends you to be. Then he provides detailed tasks and exercises to help you live in the flow of the Spirit, circumventing real-world barriers—pain and sorrow, temptations, self-doubt, sin--to flourish even in a dark and broken world. As you start living in the flow, you will feel: a deeper connection with God a growing sense of joy an honest recognition of your brokenness less fear, more trust a growing sense of being "rooted in love" and a deeper sense of purpose. God invites you to join Him in crafting an abundant and joy-filled life. The Me I Want to Be shows you how to graciously accept His invitation.

A Sacred Path

Author: Jean Chaudhuri
Editor: Amer Indian Studies Center
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"The Chaudhuris' new book, A Sacred Path: The Way of the Muscogee Creeks is an important work that explains and documents the Creeks' persistence as a people despite having been defrauded and dispossessed of their ancient homelands."--Back cover.