The Great Stillness

Author: Bruce Kumar Frantzis
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556434082
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This is the second volume of a two-book series that peels away the metaphors and explains the living tradition of Taoist meditation, which is little known or taught in the West. Most of what people know about Taoism comes from philosophical texts such as the I-Ching or the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tse. However, outside China virtually nothing is known of Lao Tse's living tradition of Taoism. Bruce Frantzis wrote this book so that this great meditation tradition might reach and inspire a wider audience. It is relevant not only to anyone interested in meditation but to anyone who wants to find out how to lessen stress, let go of negative emotions, and rediscover deeper levels of inner peace and stillness. The book includes breathing lessons that help calm your mind and relax your emotions. It also includes fascinating stories of the author's training in China with Taoist Lineage Master and Sage, Liu Hung Chieh. Now, Frantzis gives us, in two accessible volumes, the theory and practice of the Water Method of Taoist Meditation. This tradition was originally described by Lao Tse in the Tao Te Ching over 2,500 years ago, and has been passed down from teacher to disciple in an unbroken lineage through the Taoist sage Liu Hung Chieh to the author. The main focus of The Great Stillness is to explain 'Inner Dissolving' its major mediation technique that helps people overcome deeply bound negative emotions, deepen their spiritual and psychic development, and develop balance and compassion. It is one of the few books that reveals the Taoist traditions of sexual qigong, sexual meditation and the moving meditation practice called Circle Walking that was developed in Taoist monasteries over 4000 years ago. This volume advances on lessons taught in volume one: Relaxing Into Your Being.

Contributions To Philosophy Of The Event

Author: Martin Heidegger
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253001137
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Martin Heidegger'sContributions to Philosophyreflects his famous philosophical "turning." In this work, Heidegger returns to the question of being from its inception in Being and Time to a new questioning of being as event. Heidegger opens up the essential dimensions of his thinking on the historicality of being that underlies all of his later writings.Contributionswas composed as a series of private ponderings that were not originally intended for publication. They are nonlinear and radically at odds with the traditional understanding of thinking. This new translation presents Heidegger in plain and straightforward terms, allowing surer access to this new turn in Heidegger's conception of being.

Paradise Found

Author: Steve Nicholls
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226583422
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The first Europeans to set foot on North America stood in awe of the natural abundance before them. The skies were filled with birds, seas and rivers teemed with fish, and the forests and grasslands were a hunter’s dream, with populations of game too abundant and diverse to even fathom. It’s no wonder these first settlers thought they had discovered a paradise of sorts. Fortunately for us, they left a legacy of copious records documenting what they saw, and these observations make it possible to craft a far more detailed evocation of North America before its settlement than any other place on the planet. Here Steve Nicholls brings this spectacular environment back to vivid life, demonstrating with both historical narrative and scientific inquiry just what an amazing place North America was and how it looked when the explorers first found it. The story of the continent’s colonization forms a backdrop to its natural history, which Nicholls explores in chapters on the North Atlantic, the East Coast, the Subtropical Caribbean, the West Coast, Baja California, and the Great Plains. Seamlessly blending firsthand accounts from centuries past with the findings of scientists today, Nicholls also introduces us to a myriad cast of characters who have chronicled the changing landscape, from pre–Revolutionary era settlers to researchers whom he has met in the field. A director and writer of Emmy Award–winning wildlife documentaries for the Smithsonian Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic, and PBS, Nicholls deploys a cinematic flair for capturing nature at its most mesmerizing throughout. But Paradise Found is much more than a celebration of what once was: it is also a reminder of how much we have lost along the way and an urgent call to action so future generations are more responsible stewards of the world around them. The result is popular science of the highest order: a book as remarkable as the landscape it recreates and as inspired as the men and women who discovered it.

Ibsen Strindberg And The Intimate Theatre

Author: Egil Törnqvist
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053563717
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I Part 2 : Strindberg (s. 106-184) behandlas TV-teaterföreställningar av Fadren (s. 106-116), Fröken Julie (s. 117-126), Den starkare (s. 127-133), Ett drömspel (s. 134-145), Oväder (s. 146-154), Spöksonaten (s. 155-171) och Pelikanen (s. 172-184).

The Millenium Of The Inner Truth

Author: Alfred Schmielewski
Editor: Greg Henry Waters Group
ISBN:
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Since Pablo Picasso and the school of cubists atomized shape, there has been a constant decline in the art of painting. Action painting, as much as New York Pop Art, are sure signs of the deterioration of the element of the human spirit as a force in world culture.

How Great Is Our God

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Editor: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1612913237
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How Great Is Our God is a beautiful collection of the best writings on the doctrine of God. Each one of the 312 inspiring readings with devotions is like taking a master class with some of the greatest Christian thinkers of the last century:Henry and Richard Blackaby, Experiencing GodJerry Bridges, Trusting GodChuck Colson, Loving GodSinclair Ferguson, A Heart for GodAndrew Murray, Waiting on God and Working for GodJ. I. Packer, Knowing GodJohn Piper, Desiring GodR. C. Sproul, Pleasing GodA. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of GodDallas Willard, Hearing GodThis enriching daily devotional reader will challenge serious disciples of Christ to know and experience Him on a deeper level. It will not only edify your spirit, it also will give you a profound understanding of the character of God.

Writing The Icon Of The Heart

Author: Maggie Ross
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621895459
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The subtitle of Maggie Ross's new book captures its essence, for it is about silence and our need to behold God. Beholding is a notion that we are in danger of losing. It is often lost in translation, even by the NRSV and the Jerusalem Bible. Beholding needs to be recovered both in theology and practice. Ross is very aware of poor talkative Christianity. There is a twofold plea to enter into silence--for lack of silence erodes our humanity--and to behold the radiance of God. This is a book full of deep questioning and the testing of our assumptions. Throughout there is a great love for the world and for our humanity, accompanied by sadness that we are so easily distracted . . . We are invited into a silence that is not necessarily an absence of noise, but is a limitless interior space. Ancient texts are used in new and exciting ways, and many of our worship practices are challenged. She is in no doubt that the glory of the human being is the beholding of God. --adapted from a review in The Church Times (London) by Canon David Adam.

The Return Of Dr Fu Manchu

Author: Sax Rohmer
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1583483284
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As the sun begins to set on the British Empire, an agent of Eastern "evil" haunts Cairo, London and points between. In this second Fu-Manchu novel by English writer Sax Rohmer, aka Henry Sarsfield Ward (1883-1959), the "devil doctor" leads our heroes on a chase through exotic and dangerous worlds.

Mysticism

Author: Evelyn Underhill
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486123707
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DIVClassic introduction to mysticism and mystical consciousness: awakening of the self, purification, voices and visions, ecstasy and rapture, dark night of the soul, much more. /div

Extraordinary Canadians Emily Carr

Author: Lewis Desoto
Editor: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143175130
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Mad, bad, and dangerous to know is how Victorian society dismissed Emily Carr. Lewis DeSoto, a painter and novelist, sees Emily Carr as a woman in search of God, freedom, and the essence of art. Her quest to be an independent woman and a modern artist takes her from the studios of Paris to deep inside the remote Native villages of the West Coast forests. It is a lifetime journey of almost mythic proportions in which she struggles to define not only herself but also her country. A creator of extraordinary power, a seeker of mystical truth, a woman of unusual courage, Carr is revealed as one of those unique individuals who articulate the symbols and images by which Canada knows itself.