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Author : William Hart McNichols
Mirabai Starr
Publisher : Orbis Books
Release : 2014-07-30
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Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1608334279
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Author : William Hart McNichols
Mirabai Starr
Publisher :
Release : 2010
Page : 128
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9781570758942
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In times of mingled hope and despair, of longing for the sacred combined with disillusionment, the image of Mary continues to hold tremendous appeal. Not only the mother of Jesus, but the quintessential Mother, the feminine face of the divine, fierce protector and gentle consoler, she serves as a source of inspiration, wisdom, vital essence of compassion and forgiveness. In Mother of God, Similar to Fire, priest-iconographer William Hart McNichols and mystical author, Mirabai Starr collaborate to help make the perennial wisdom and love of Mary vibrantly accessible. Selected images of Mary, illuminated by Starr's lyrical prose-poems, embrace such diverse expressions as the Black Madonna, Latina, Bosnian, Greek, Italian, and Native depictions of Mother Mary. In these images of Mary we are reminded of what matters most, of what endures when all else seems lost, of what grace may yet be available when we meet fear with love.


Author : Conner, Janet
Publisher : Conari Press
Release : 2015-04-01
Page : 256
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1573246425
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Your soul vows are your how. They describe how you choose to walk this earth, in every moment of every day. They are how you receive and spread grace. As you live your soul vows, you become a fertile container in which your soul purpose can take root and prosper. If you long to know your soul's purpose, Soul Vows is an ideal place to begin. With her characteristic blend of personal story, love of paradox, expansive inquiry into the heart of diverse spiritual traditions, and confidence in the power of deep soul writing to elicit personal divine guidance, Conner leads the reader through a groundbreaking application of the ancient chakra system to discover his or her own unique soul vows: 1st Chakra: Rediscover your true dual lineage2nd Chakra: Befriend the critics and false masters who have kept you fragmented3rd Chakra: Gather yourself back into wholeness4th Chakra: Perceive your soul vows with the intelligence of your spiritual heart5th Chakra:Experience the “new I” as you declare and celebrate your soul vows6th Chakra:Gather the Presence of the Divine in you, through you, and as you7th Chakra:Experience sacred unity and discover the circle hiding in the chakras Your soul vows are your personal path to the peak experiences seekers want most: authenticity, integrity, wholeness, and the vibrant presence of the Divine. Your soul vows are custom-designed; no two paths look the same. Soul vows are a living construct of a whole and holy divine in you that builds collectively into the expression of the divine in us, through us, and as us. Surely this is how we create the kingdom of heaven on earth.


Author : Leach, Michael
Goodnough, Doris
Publisher : Orbis Books
Release : 2014-04-30
Page :
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1608334430
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Author : Deirdre Cornell
Publisher : Orbis Books
Release :
Page : 190
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1608332578
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Deirdre Cornell, newly pregnant, her husband Kenny and their three small children, arrived in Oaxaca with few material goods but plenty of faith. The Virgin Mary was always important to Deidre and when she crossed the border she gained astonishing new insights into a Mother whose purpose in life is to cross the boundaries between heaven and earth. Deirdre writes beautifully about Mexican narratives of Mary, such as Our Lady of Guadalupe whose image has travelled thousands of miles to the farms of upstate New York, the orchards of rural Georgia, and the meat-packing plants of Minnesota, carried by migrants and immigrants who find in her an intimate witness to their daily struggles. Deirdre shares inspiring stories of courageous men and women whose love of family and devotion to Mary encourages her to be the best wife and mother she can be. And always before her, in new and wondrous ways, is the woman who is a citizen of no land and the Mother of migrants everywhere, nurturing, loving, and remembering them.


Author : Wendy Margaret Wright
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Release : 2013-02-01
Page : 264
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0814634958
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The Lady of the Angels and Her City recounts Wendy Wright's visitations to her hometown's many Marian churches and shrines. But it is much more than a personal pilgrimage narrative. It offers important glimpses into the history of Los Angeles Catholicism, American Catholic culture, and Mary's place in Catholic theology and tradition. It peeks into the heroic labors of the religious orders that went on mission there and the waves of immigrants who have arrived on American shores. With Wright, readers will consider: Readers who know the geography of Los Angeles Catholicism will surely enjoy Wright's reflection on familiar places. But there is much here that will fascinate anyone interested in either the history of Christianity in America or devotion to Mary by those who love her today.


Author : Mirabai Starr
Publisher : Monkfish Book Publishing
Release : 2012-04-30
Page : 240
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0983358923
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Shares an overview of teachings, stories of saints and spiritual masters, and prophetic calls for peace and justice in the three religions, guiding readers to recognize the similarities that unify rather then divide them.


Author : Mirabai Starr
Publisher : Canterbury Press
Release : 2014-08-18
Page : 256
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1848255950
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At the age of 30, Julian of Norwich, a contemporary of Chaucer, had a series of intense visions of Jesus which she recorded in what became the first book written in English by a woman. This a fresh and contemporary rendering of this much-loved and influential spiritual text brings Julian's 14th century message alive to 21st century readers.


Author : Mirabai Starr
Publisher : Sounds True
Release : 2015-11-01
Page : 304
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1622034554
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On the day her first book came out—a new translation of Dark Night of the Soul by Saint John of the Cross—Mirabai Starr’s daughter, Jenny, was killed in a car accident. “My spiritual life began the day my daughter died,” writes Mirabai. Even with decades of spiritual practice and a deep immersion in the greatest mystical texts, she found herself utterly unprepared for “my most powerful catalyst for transformation, my fiercest and most compassionate teacher.” With Caravan of No Despair, Mirabai shares an irreverent, uplifting, and intimate memoir of her extraordinary life journey. Through the many twists and turns of her life—including a tangled relationship with a charlatan-guru, her unexpected connection with the great Christian mystics, and the loss of her daughter—Mirabai finds the courage to remain open and defenseless before the mystery of the divine. “Tragedy and trauma are not guarantees for a transformational spiritual experience,” writes Mirabai Starr, “but they are opportunities. They are invitations to sit in the fire and allow it to transfigure us.”


Author : Celeste Yacoboni
Publisher : Monkfish Book Publishing
Release : 2014-06-23
Page : 288
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1939681189
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As we evolve, so do our prayers; as our prayers evolve, so do we. This is the evolution of illumination, the collective voice of the soul of the world. How Do You Pray? was born from a vision in which Celeste Yacoboni was told to ask the world, "How Do You Pray?" She reached out to leading spiritual, shamanic, scientific teachers, guides, and activists and asked for their response. Culled from those responses is an original and deeply personal collection of essays. Talking intimately and candidly about how they pray, these personalities encourage the reader to contemplate the intention of prayer in their own life. This collection speaks to the reader's heart and asks What is your soul's expression? How do you dance in ecstasy, bare your soul to the divine? Bow in gratitude? Merge with nature? Cry out for guidance? How do you pray? This groundbreaking and moving book gathers responses from leaders of diverse spiritual and religious traditions ranging from Buddhism to Islam to Christianity, as well as those who do not claim one or any particular walk of faith. Contributors include Brother David Steindl-Rast, Matthew Fox, James O'Dea, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Tessa Bielecki, Lama Surya Das, Hank Wesselman, Father Bede Griffiths, Byron Katie, Joan Halifax, Normandi Ellis, Andrew Harvey, Dan Millman, Kristena Prater, Nicki Scully, Mirabai Starr, and more. This book is a beautiful gift package with matte laminate cover and red ribbon.


Author : William Drake Westervelt
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release : 1920
Page : 171
Category : Hina (Hawaiian diety)
ISBN 13 : 1465527176
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Four brothers, each bearing the name of Maui, belong to Hawaiian legend. They accomplished little as a family, except on special occasions when the youngest of the household awakened his brothers by some unexpected trick which drew them into unwonted action. The legends of Hawaii, Tonga, Tahiti, New Zealand and the Hervey group make this youngest Maui "the discoverer of fire" or "the ensnarer of the sun" or "the fisherman who pulls up islands" or "the man endowed with magic," or "Maui with spirit power." The legends vary somewhat, of course, but not as much as might be expected when the thousands of miles between various groups of islands are taken into consideration. Maui was one of the Polynesian demi-gods. His parents belonged to the family of supernatural beings. He himself was possessed of supernatural powers and was supposed to make use of all manner of enchantments. In New Zealand antiquity a Maui was said to have assisted other gods in the creation of man. Nevertheless Maui was very human. He lived in thatched houses, had wives and children, and was scolded by the women for not properly supporting his household. The time of his sojourn among men is very indefinite. In Hawaiian genealogies Maui and his brothers were placed among the descendants of Ulu and "the sons of Kii," and Maui was one of the ancestors of Kamehameha, the first king of the united Hawaiian Islands. This would place him in the seventh or eighth century of the Christian Era. But it is more probable that Maui belongs to the mist-land of time. His mischievous pranks with the various gods would make him another Mercury living in any age from the creation to the beginning of the Christian era. The Hervey Island legends state that Maui's father was "the supporter of the heavens" and his mother "the guardian of the road to the invisible world." In the Hawaiian chant, Akalana was the name of his father. In other groups this was the name by which his mother was known. Kanaloa, the god, is sometimes known as the father of Maui. In Hawaii Hina was his mother. Elsewhere Ina, or Hina, was the grandmother, from whom he secured fire. The Hervey Island legends say that four mighty ones lived in the old world from which their ancestors came. This old world bore the name Ava-iki, which is the same as Hawa-ii, or Hawaii. The four gods were Mauike, Ra, Ru, and Bua-Taranga. It is interesting to trace the connection of these four names with Polynesian mythology. Mauike is the same as the demi-god of New Zealand, Mafuike. On other islands the name is spelled Mauika, Mafuika, Mafuia, Mafuie, and Mahuika. Ra, the sun god of Egypt, is the same as Ra in New Zealand and La (sun) in Hawaii. Ru, the supporter of the heavens, is probably the Ku of Hawaii, and the Tu of New Zealand and other islands, one of the greatest of the gods worshiped by the ancient Hawaiians. The fourth mighty one from Ava-ika was a woman, Bua-taranga, who guarded the path to the underworld. Talanga in Samoa, and Akalana in Hawaii were the same as Taranga. Pua-kalana (the Kalana flower) would probably be the same in Hawaiian as Bua-taranga in the language of the Society Islands.


Author : Aldo Leopold
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release : 1992-12-01
Page : 400
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 9780299127633
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His name is inextricably linked with a single work, A Sand County Almanac, a classic of natural history literature and the conservationist's bible. This book brings together the best of Leopold's essays.


Author : Carolyn Humphreys
Publisher : Gracewing Publishing
Release : 2006
Page : 160
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780852446690
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This excellent introduction to one of the most important spiritual classics of the Christian tradition is now reprinted in a new edition by popular demand. Full of solid insight, keen intuition and wise counsel for the spiritual journey, the book situates St Teresa's work in the context of the Carmelite tradition and of a contemporary understanding of holistic spirituality. One chapter is devoted to each of the seven spiritual mansions of The Interior Castle. From Ash to Fire is particuarly useful for those who are at the beginning of the spiritual journey, but has many valuable insights for all readers. Carolyn Humphreys uses easy to follow, lay person's language to describe each spiritual stage, relating it to the corresponding human dimension. You may recognize yourself in many of her vivid examples that relate to everyday experiences. She delicately brings to light that 'authentic humanness comes through a person who is dependent on God and interdependent on others, ' and thus guides you along the way with sound advice. Carolyn Humphreys is a registered occupational therapist and a Secular Discalced Carmelite.


Author : Olivier Manitara
Publisher : Éditions Essénia
Release : 2019-11-19
Page :
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 :
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Men, by their nature, believe that the physical body is the fundamental thing for the individual. They have in fact been educated to take care of the ephemeral, of death. Only initiation into the secrets of the World Mother can deliver them from this hypnosis and show them the power of the magical aspect and the sacred mysteries of life. Then they will be able to free themselves from the spirit of calculation and material possession to live in the present and spontaneity. Everyone must awaken their own life and source, and this book will help the reader to do so. The Mother shows us the process of inner transformation in which we must engage. We must begin by renewing the dialogue with ourselves, with nature, with the Gods. The Mother asks us to learn to live with our superior being, to let the river of time flow and to put the right seed into the earth so that it may come up as an offering to God.


Author : J A Russell
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2014-11-05
Page : 86
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 1496992997
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In the 1960s, Vatican II brought renewed grace and blessing for many within the Catholic Church. For me personally, it also brought the experience of God's healing power in the Eucharist, increasing my love of mass and personal prayer life. As a mother of young children, I was then invited by my parish priest to become a catechist; this in turn led to serving Christ as a Eucharistic minister and becoming more involved in the work of Christian Unity. What I have been shown time and again is that throughout our ordinary everyday lives, the Light of Christ never goes out. This book shares some of the insights the Mother of Jesus gives on our journey. Mary, who first followed her Son, today helps to walk in the Light of her Son, supporting and guiding as the model of faithfulness.


Author : W.D. Westervelt
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2018-04-05
Page : 112
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 3732651053
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Reproduction of the original: Legends of Ma-Ui - A Demi God of Polynesia and of his Mother Hina by W.D. Westervelt


Author : Stephen J. Malloy
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2012-11-01
Page : 278
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781475945942
Description :


The small town of Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina was a simple and unassuming farming community, unheard of to most people. But all that changed during the summer of 1981, and it has since been the meeting place of millions of pilgrims. In Fingerprints of God, author Stephen J. Malloy chronicles the reported miracles and extraordinary supernatural activity that have occurred in Medjugorje since that time. It all started when five teenagers and a ten-year old boy began to report in tandem that they were having heavenly visions. According to their witness, the Madonna, the Virgin Mary had begun appearing to them in order to call the world to an urgent conversion, reconciliation, and peace through Jesus Christ. Fingerprints of God uniquely combines: the authors own experiences as a pilgrim to Medjugorje; a detailed description of the central messages given by the Virgin Mary, according to the six visionaries; stories about miraculous healings and extraordinary signs; the meaning of the ten secrets, concerning prophesied events to occur in Medjugorje and in the wider world; thorough examination of what the Catholic Church has said in its official capacity concerning the reported apparitions and related phenomena; positive assessments of renowned theologians; relationship made between the Medjugorje messages, Christian morality, and biblical revelation, especially the teachings of Jesus. Celebrating thirty-one years of the Madonnas special presence, Fingerprints of God accounts that Medjugorje has been host now to more than twenty-eight million pilgrims from all over the world.


Author : Jean M. Humez
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 1993-04-22
Page : 336
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780253114525
Description :


"... an excellent collection of writings covering the period 1774-1854... mostly in print for the first time.... Humez provides excellent and clear introductions, emphasizing the ambiguous role of women."Â -- Library Journal "This very fine book is a valuable contribution to Shaker studies, religious studies, and women's studies." -- Journal of American History "The editor provides insightful commentary, but the power is in the straightforward and powerful words of the women who founded and participated in this most religious American group."Â -- The Bloomsbury Review "Humez's work is a model of revisionist scholarship, critically objective and editorially balanced, and provides a solid introduction to the early history of the Shakers." -- Utopian Studies "Israel, you have begun to bear for other souls, and you must never give out, till the last soul is gathered in. When you get home, tell your father and stepmother that your mother is risen from the dead." -- from the book A fascinating introduction to the world of the early Shakers, this anthology documents the contributions to Shaker religion made by women during its first seventy years. It gives a more accurate vision of Shakerism and highlights the ways in which gender can play an important role in the creation of a new religious institution.


Author : Margaret Barker
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2012-09-27
Page : 400
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0567489906
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Are there Old Testament roots of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Margaret Barker traces the roots of the devotion to Mary as Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and the first temple in Jerusalem. The evidence is consistent over more than a millennium: there had been a female deity in Israel, the Mother figure in the Royal cult, who had been abandoned about 600BCE. She was almost written out of the Hebrew text, almost excluded from the canon. This first of two volumes traces the history of the Lady in the Temple, and looks forward to the second volume in which Barker will show how the Lady of the Temple is reclaimed in the advent of Christianity, and becomes the Lady in the Church. The result is breathtaking, and like all Barker's work, is impossible to put down.


Author : Walter A. Elwell
Publisher : Baker Publishing Group
Release : 2000
Page : 933
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 :
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Evangelical theologians trace the development of more than five hundred theological doctrines and themes through the Bible.