Divine Beauty

Author : John O'Donohue
ISBN : 9781446436271
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In this eagerly awaited follow-up to his international bestsellers Anam Cara and Eternal Echoes, John O'Donohue turns his attention to the subject of beauty - the divine beauty that calls the imagination and awakens all that is noble in the human heart. In these uncertain times of global conflict and crisis, we are riven with anxiety; our trust in the future has lost its innocence, for we know now that anything can happen from one second to the next. In such an unsheltered world, it may sound naive to suggest that this might be the moment to invoke and awaken beauty, yet this is exactly the claim that this book seeks to explore. DIVINE BEAUTY is a gentle but urgent call to awaken. O'Donohue opens our eyes, hearts and minds to the wonder of our own relationship with beauty. Rather than 'covering' this theme, he uncovers it, exposing the infinity and mystery of its breadth. His words return us home to the dignity of silence, the profundity of stillness, the power of thought and perception, and the eternal grace and generosity of beauty's presence. In this masterful and revelatory work, O'Donohue encourages our greater intimacy with beauty, and celebrates it for what it really is: a homecoming of the human spirit. As he focuses on the classical, medieval and Celtic traditions, on art, music, literature, nature and language, O'Donohue reveals how beauty's invisible embrace invites us towards new heights of passion and creativity. DIVINE BEAUTY is an exquisite treasury of Forms of the Beautiful. Its surface employs narrative, image, anecdote and myth, while into the silence of its subtext are sown seeds of reflection that gradually blossom in the heart.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Anam Ara

Author : John O'Donohue
ISBN : 3423346396
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Die Unsichtbare Bibliothek

Author : Genevieve Cogman
ISBN : 9783732506989
Genre : Fiction
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ALLES BEGINNT MIT EINEM BUCH ... Die unsichtbare Bibliothek - ein Ort jenseits von Raum und Zeit und ein Tor zu den unterschiedlichsten Welten. Hier werden einzigartige Bücher gesammelt und erforscht, nachdem Bibliothekare im Außendienst sie beschafft haben. Irene Winters ist eine von ihnen. Ihr aktueller Auftrag führt sie in ein viktorianisches London, wo eine seltene Version der Grimm'schen Märchen aufgetaucht ist. Doch was als einfacher Einsatz beginnt, wird nur allzu schnell ein tödliches Abenteuer, denn Irene ist nicht die Einzige, die hinter dem Buch her ist. Und die anderen Interessenten gehen über Leichen, um zu bekommen, was sie wollen ...
Category: Fiction

Falling In Love 101

Author : Rev. Edward F. Caldwell
ISBN : 9781456836627
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of several purposes for this memoir "Falling in Love 101" is to address the issue of "intimacy we have with ourselves, with our own bodies (and its parts) and the prospect of intimacy with others. This little book is also an attempt to mount a kind of sexual curriculum- especially for young people, and others who must "wait" for the marriage part of life. Intimacy for many of us is still fraught with queasiness, awkwardness. To indulge in any kind of sexual activity for most people (!!??), many people (!!??) some people some of the time, brings great ecstatic pleasure! Of necessity, we take a hard look at intercourse, with all its sexual stimulation, erratic behavior,and other intracacies. Woven together are biblical, literary,historical commentary,on the theme, and of how in some instances the specifics of Christian revelation in both theNew Testament and the Church are not as helpfull as we would like them to be. This treatise is also the beginning of a fanciful folk tale,launched by the author's own "folk."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Der Unsichtbare Mann

Author : Ralph Ellison
ISBN : 3499138786
Genre : African American men
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Graphic Design And Religion

Author : Daniel Kantor
ISBN : 1579996620
Genre : Art
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Ideal for graphic designers, illustrators, artists, and clergy alike, this thorough exploration of sacred art transcends the discussion of symbols and aesthetics in order to seek a truly spiritual way of seeing. By drawing a comparison between many different eras of religious iconography—from the illuminators of the Middle Ages to modern-day artwork and advertising pieces—this vital resource encourages creative thinkers from all religious backgrounds to rediscover their work as sacred. Beautiful and abundant illustrations, coupled with passionately written text, challenge the ways in which we view religious artwork and imagery.
Category: Art

God S Beauty

Author : Patrick T. McCormick
ISBN : 9780814680872
Genre : Religion
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What if we began our study of Christian ethics not with an examination of our moral duties but with an exploration of the call of beauty? For like justice, beauty generates a call to a larger, more generous self. God's Beauty offers a fresh, positive approach to moral arguments calling us to work for social justice. It focuses on the calling of divine beauty summoning us to work for justice, protect human rights, overcome alienation and hostility, and be tenders and creators of beauty.
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Gespr Che Mit Gott Band 3

Author : Neale Donald Walsch
ISBN : 9783641132903
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Die ersten zwei Bände der „Gespräche mit Gott“-Trilogie gehen den Weg von individueller zu globaler Problematik. Band 3 bildet den krönenden Abschluss mit Erkenntnissen universeller Wahrheit. Er legt dar, dass Gott, Leben, Liebe, Grenzenlosigkeit, Ewigkeit und Freiheit in ihrem Sinngehalt gleich sind und dass alles, was dem zuwiderläuft, keine Realität besitzt. Entscheidend ist allein, so verkündet Gott durch Walschs Feder, jeden Tag aufs Neue die eigene Wahrheit zu leben. Die drei Grundweisheiten, die im Mittelpunkt aller drei Bände stehen, werden hier zusammengefasst: Wir sind eins. Es gibt genug von allem. Es gibt nichts, was wir tun müssen.
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Die Schlaf Revolution

Author : Arianna Huffington
ISBN : 9783864704079
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Unsere Gesellschaft hat ein Problem mit dem Thema Schlaf. Viel Schlaf wird assoziiert mit Faulheit. Wenig Schlaf gilt als Zeichen für Leistungsfähigkeit. Permanenter Schlafmangel ist eine Epidemie unserer Gesellschaft. Die Folgen für unsere Gesundheit, unsere Leistungsfähigkeit, unsere Beziehungen und unser Lebensglück sind dramatisch. Arianna Huffington sagt: »Wir brauchen eine Schlaf-Revolution!« Gestützt auf neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse erklärt sie: »Wir müssen unser Schlafverhalten grundsätzlich überdenken, um unser Leben wieder in den Griff zu bekommen.« Wie beeinflusst moderne Technik unseren Schlaf? Welche Rolle spielen Medikamente? Diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen geht die Bestsellerautorin kompetent und sachkundig nach. Das Ergebnis wird unser Schlafverhalten revolutionieren.
Category: Health & Fitness

Love In The Age Of Ecological Apocalypse

Author : Carolyn Baker
ISBN : 9781583949009
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Given the daunting, dire predicament in which we find ourselves on this planet, what is described by social critic James Howard Kunstler as a "Long Emergency" may in fact become a "Last Emergency" for humanity. Whether we encounter a "long" or a "last" emergency, Carolyn Baker seeks to offer inspiration and guidance for inhabiting our remaining days with passion, vitality, empathy, intimate contact with our emotions, kindness in our relationships with all species, gratitude, open-hearted receptivity, exquisite creations of beauty, and utilizing every occasion, even our demise, as an opportunity to invoke and "inflict" joy in our world. Love in the Age of Ecological Apolcalypse addresses an array of relationships in the Last Emergency and how one's relationship with oneself may enrich or impede interactions with all other beings. Drawing upon her deep experience as a life coach, Baker writes of the specific need to understand our key relationships in a society in collapse, and how to navigate through differing levels of acceptance of collapse, trauma, and grief. Key relationships include those with our partners, children, friends, neighbors, as well as relationships with our work, our bodies, our natural resources, food and eating, animals, future generations, Eros, and indeed, the powers of the universe. Baker's writing is engaging, inspiring, and often beautiful in its depth and candor. She introduces a variety of spiritual practices facilitate our developing a relationship with the deeper Self. With these practices and giving and receiving support from others who are walking a similar path, we begin to live more frequently from the deeper Self, or at least are able to access it more quickly when we find ourselves becoming embroiled in the ego. Table Of Contents • Introduction • Chapter 1: Living, Loving, and Preparing With A Reluctant Partner • Chapter 2: Children And Collapse • Chapter 3: Friends, Neighbors, and The Community • Chapter 4: Work and The Creative Soul • Chapter 5: Our Relationship With Resources • Chapter 6: Loving The Body As The World Falls Apart • Chapter 7: Our Relationship With Food: Mindful Eating As A Spiritual Practice • Chapter 8: Loving The Time Of Your Life • Chapter 9: What An Animal You Are! • Chapter 10: Darkness Matters • Chapter 11: Ensconsed In Eros, Bathed In Beauty • Chapter 12: Our Relationship With The Powers of The Universe • Chapter 13: Near-Term Extinction And Waking Up To Death • Chapter 14: Empire, I Wish I Knew How To Quit You • Chapter 15: Grief And Love In A Culture Of Congestive Heart Failure • Chapter 16: Our Relationship With Future Generations From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit