Healers & Heroes

Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

Author: Clif Cleaveland

Publisher: ACP Press

ISBN: 1930513542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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When was the last time you sat down and read a book that made you want to stand up and cheer? Clif Cleaveland's Healers & Heroes: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times is a collection of true stories about ordinary men and women who, through courage and fortitude, exemplify what it means to love life.

Overcoming the Power of Difficult and Dangerous People

Author: Shirley Hancen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465321276

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

View: 9293


Men are not disturbed by things that happen, but by their opinions of the things that happen. Epictetus Blessed is the man who fi nds wisdom, the man who gains understanding for she (wisdom) is more profi table than silver or gold. She (wisdom) is more precious than rubies nothing you desire can compare with her her ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace. Proverbs, Chapter 3

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul

Stories About Pets as Teachers, Healers, Heroes and Friends

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453280243

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 5294


Animals bring out the goodness, humanity and optimism in people and speak directly to our souls. This joyous, inspiring and entertaining Chicken Soup collection relates the unique bonds between animals and the people whose lives they've changed.

Animals and Teens

The Ultimate Teen Guide

Author: Gail Green

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810866560

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 4272


Teens live in an imperfect world where people judge each other on looks, popularity, bank accounts, or clothing styles-a world where people are not always treated fairly. But animals do not care about poor test scores or bad skin; they simply love unconditionally. Such devotion makes the human-animal bond so special. In Animals and Teens: The Ultimate Teen Guide, author Gail Green illustrates various situations in which young adults become involved with animals, including providing foster care, pursuing career opportunities, or simply raising pets at home. Green shows how animals can enhance teens' lives and how teens can improve the welfare of animals that face abuse or live in shelters and wildlife preserves. Green discusses what is involved in the handling of service animals, such as dogs that provide physical assistance or horses that help with therapy. Animals and Teens also covers such basics as caring for animals and dealing with the loss of a pet. The voices in this book come from a large cross section of teens and young adults whose stories will resonate with anyone who loves animals. From helping with animal rescue to overcoming learning disabilities, these heartwarming experiences demonstrate how each of us can make a difference through the incredibly rewarding human-animal bond.

A Fork in the Road

Heroes, Healers and Happy Campers

Author: Joan Pillen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781513616964

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 5967


A Fork in the Road, Book Three of the Adventure Seekers Saga, is a thrilling, uplifting adventure about courage, forgiveness and believing in miracles!

A Fork in the Road

Heroes, Healers, and Happy Campers

Author: Joan Kristin Haugan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692052983

Category: Fiction

Page: 454

View: 9796


A thrilling, uplifting adventure about courage, forgiveness and believing in miracles.

They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves

The History and Politics of Alien Abduction

Author: Bridget Brown

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814799215

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 3765


Since its emergence in the 1960s, belief in alien abduction has saturated popular culture, with the ubiquitous image of the almond-eyed alien appearing on everything from bumper stickers to bars of soap. Drawing on interviews with alleged abductees from the New York area, Bridget Brown suggests a new way for people to think about the alien phenomenon, one that is concerned not with establishing whether aliens actually exist, but with understanding what belief in aliens in America may tell us about our changing understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves looks at how the belief in abduction by extraterrestrials is constituted by and through popular discourse and the images provided by print, film, and television. Brown contends that the abduction phenomenon is symptomatic of a period during which people have come to feel increasingly divested of the ability to know what is real or true about themselves and the world in which they live. The alien abduction phenomenon helps us think about how people who feel left out create their own stories and fashion truths that square with their own experience of the world.

The Politics of Public Health in the United States

Author: Kant Patel,Mark E. Rushefsky

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765636454

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 8188


Our public health system is primarily concerned with the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. But while everyone may agree with these goals in principle, in practice public health is a highly contentious policy arena. that is inevitably entangled with sensitive issues ranging from occupational safety and environmental hazards to health education, immunization, and treatment of addiction and sexually transmitted disease. Today however, concern for protecting the population against bio-terrorism and new epidemics such as SARS is tipping the balance back toward increased support for public health. This book focuses on the politics, policies, and methodologies of public health and the twenty-first century challenges to the public health system of the United States. It explores the system's relatively weak position in the American political culture, medical establishment, and legal system; scientific and privacy issues in public health; and the challenges posed by ecological risk and the looming threat of bio-terrorist attack. Each chapter includes study questions. The volume also includes a chronology of major laws and events in public health policy along with an extensive bibliography.

In the Mirror of the Past

Of Fantasy and History

Author: Bogdan Trocha,Aleksander Rzyman,Tomasz Ratajczak

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443867675

Category: Fiction

Page: 115

View: 2508


These days, we are ever more often confronted by overwhelming events. Searching for a way to understand them, we turn to mythic archetypes still present in our culture. The authors of these essays pose questions about the reliability of the archetypes found in tradition, history, and scattered mythologemes. The essays in this collection deal with the presence of mythic time in modern speculative fiction, such as fantasy and alternate histories, and discuss major mythologemes and their functions in popular literature and extra-literary reality. The authors show how mythopoeic fiction becomes a (genetically) modified mythic mirror in which we hope to see answers to vexing questions, or just a reality superior to the ordinary one. In the Mirror of the Past: Of Fantasy and History is a collection of seven essays by American and Polish authors, including Brian Attebery, Terri Doughty, and Marek Oziewicz, with Mircea Eliade’s concept of “return from history to History” as their underlying theme.

An Archaeology of Ancestors

Tomb Cult and Hero Cult in Early Greece

Author: Carla Maria Antonaccio

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847679423

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 6967


In this fresh consideration of the origins of the ancient Greeks' ideas and practices concerning their own past, Carla M. Antonaccio demonstrates that hero cult and ancestor cult persisted, throughout the Iron Age, long before epic poetry's heroic narratives were widely disseminated. Although it was not until the dissolution of Iron Age societies that epic poetry and organized hero cult developed to aid claims to legitimacy, practices such as visiting tombs to make offerings were common, and contradict the usual picture of Iron Age religious conservatism.


Author: Thomas Carlyle

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The mystic healers

Author: Paris Flammonde

Publisher: Scarborough House

ISBN: 9780812816808

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 252

View: 1134


Presents accounts of cures effected by such major psychic and charismatic healers as Oral Roberts, Kathryn Kuhlman, Edgar Cayce, and Harry Edwards.

Celtic Gods and Heroes

Author: Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115887

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 5341


Noted French scholar and linguist discusses gods of the continental Celts, beginnings of mythology in Ireland, Irish mother-goddesses and chieftain-gods, and heroes.

Neighbors, Strangers, Witches, and Culture-Heroes

Ritual Powers of Smith/Artisans in Tuareg Society and Beyond

Author: Susan Rasmussen

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761861491

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 8178


This book examines alleged “superhuman” powers associated with smith/artisans in five African societies. It discusses their ritual and social roles, mythico-histories, and changing relationships between specialists and patrons. Rasmussen uses primary source data from her research in Tuareg communities and compares this to secondary data on four other African societies.

Talking Book Topics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

View: 8715


Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.