The Divine Life Of Animals

Author: Ptolemy Tompkins
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 0307451348
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A journey through 20,000 years of history and myth in search of the answer to a single question: Do animals have souls? Anyone who has ever mourned the loss of a cherished pet has wondered about the animal soul. Do animals survive the death of the body, or are they doomed to disappear completely when they leave this world behind? Both scientists and religious authorities have long scoffed at the idea of animals in heaven. Yet the question endures. In this wise, immensely readable book, Ptolemy Tompkins embarks on a quest for the answer—taking us on a top-speed tour of the history of the animal soul. Equally at home with mainstream and alternative spiritual philosophies, Tompkins takes us from the savannas of Africa to the earth’s first cities to the early days of the great faith traditions of both East and West. Along the way, he shows that, despite what many of us have been taught, the world’s various spiritual traditions all have profoundly meaningful things to say about the animal soul, if we simply know where to look. Rescuing these ancient insights and blending them with vivid stories about animals today—from a dwarf rabbit named Angus to a manatee named Moose to a black bear named Little Bit—The Divine Life of Animals paints a gloriously inclusive picture of the cosmos as a place made up of both matter and spirit, in which animals are every bit as important, spiritually speaking, as the humans with whom they share the world. Though it is startlingly original, The Divine Life of Animals also feels strangely and instantly familiar, for it reveals truths that many of us have held in our hearts already, waiting only for someone to give fresh voice to one of the oldest and most trustworthy intuitions we possess. The Divine Life of Animals offers a compelling and timeless vision of the relationship between humans and animals that will have you looking at the animals in your life with new eyes. From the Hardcover edition.

The Mystical Life Of Franz Kafka

Author: June O. Leavitt
Editor: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199827834
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June O. Leavitt offers a fascinating examination of the mystical in Franz Kafka's life and writings, showing that Kafka's understanding of the occult was not only a product of his own clairvoyant experiences but of the age in which he lived.

The Divine Life Of The Most Holy Virgin

Author: Ven Mary of Agreda
Editor: TAN Books
ISBN: 1618903098
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A shorter and faster reading popular abridgement of the Mystical City of God, this book just flows and flows. It includes Our Lady's participation in the events of Our Lord's Passion and death. It shows how the Angels served the Blessed Virgin, how the devils waged war against her, the special graces she received--such as, continual Eucharistic presence of Our Lord after she received Communion, frequent visits to Heaven during her life on earth, etc. Imprimatur

The Divine Life And The New Birth

Author: James Craik
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The Modern Book Of The Dead

Author: Ptolemy Tompkins
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451616538
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Draws on the teachings of major religious and philosophical traditions to outline a comprehensive "map" of the afterlife that explains that experiences of growth and change continue after death. By the author of The Divine Life of Animals. Reprint.

The Saints Everlasting Rest The Divine Life And Dying Thoughts Also A Call To The Unconverted And Now Or Never Carefully Revised

Author: Richard Baxter
Editor:
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Phenomenology Of Life From The Animal Soul To The Human Mind

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402051824
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The challenge presented by the recent tendencies to "naturalize" phenomenology, on the basis of the progress in biological and neurological sciences, calls for an investigation of the traditional mind-body problem. The progress in phenomenological investigation is up to answering that challenge by placing the issues at stake upon a novel platform, that is the ontopoiesis of life.

The Cambridge Companion To Ted Hughes

Author: Terry Gifford
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052119752X
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Explores the life, work and literary significance of the late Poet Laureate.