Pathways to Spirituality

Connection, Wholeness, and Possibility for Therapist and Client

Author: Bill O'Hanlon,William Hudson O'Hanlon

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393704891

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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From bestselling author Bill O Hanlon comes a groundbreaking book about how spirituality can serve as a powerful tool to help therapists make stronger connections with their clients and help clients find deeper meaning in their lives."

Pathways to Spirituality

We Are All One

Author: Raymond Krmaschek III

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532036418

Category: Self-Help

Page: 188

View: 8376


For many years, author Raymond Krmaschek III has accumulated a collection of religious and spiritual questions and his thoughts and ideas on each. In Pathways to Spirituality, he answers those questions in an effort to encourage all to examine themselves, open their minds, and move along on their own path or journey. Geared toward a wide range of people, Krmaschek offers a guide for the beginner and an aid for those already moving along their path. He addresses a host of topics, including: the concept of a higher power, karma, vibration, ones personal gifts, heaven and hell, the soul, special spiritual abilities, and more. Pathways to Spirituality presents a self-help guide to spiritual truths and offers a thoughtful approach to a host of otherworldly questions. Through these questions, Krmaschek seeks to enhance ones personal journey.

Pathways to Spirituality

Author: Dale H.

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0994799853

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 9789


In this book a wide variety of paths to recovery are shared and celebrated. These are the stories of a diversity of people – Aboriginal, Roman Catholic, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, Atheist, and many more – who've been there and share their experience, strength and hope. There are some forty stories in Pathways to Spirituality and each story is unique, genuine and a true inspiration.

Pathways through Spirituality

Interpretive Prose and Poetry Inspired By the Images of the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

Author: Jean Bakula

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465335978

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 143

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Life can become complicated at times, necessitating a diversion from our difficulties. Jean Bakula found hers when she mastered the reading of Tarot cards. The Rider-Waite Tarot is fascinating because there is a card which illustrates each kind of circumstance found during life. The Major Arcana cards represent serious issues: family relationships, education, religion, love, strength, fear, addictions, sex, death, balance, health, personal growth, and redemption. The Minor Arcana cards depict everyday dealings: home life, work, money, hobbies, comfort issues, and the people we frequently encounter. Pathways Through Spirituality describes what Jean Bakula sees in the cards and paints vivid word pictures. The poetry for each card can be used to learn to read the Tarot, but each piece stands on its own as well. These pieces can assist readers in meditation on confusing experiences and decisions they face. Some believe the Tarot is only a fortune telling device, but it urges introspection and promotes honest reflections on our actions. This book can help readers view their problems and strengths more clearly, and help them uncover their deeper motivations and potentials. The answers to your questions are already there. All you need to do is trust your own intuition!

The Sonic Thread

Sound As a Pathway to Spirituality

Author: Cynthia Snodgrass

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616406143

Category: Music

Page: 219

View: 8242


SEVERAL YEARS AGO, Cynthia Snodgrass set out to do a research project to investigate the use of music in spiritual cultures other than her own. What she found was a dazzling array of sacred sounds and spiritual practices that ended up changing her life. The Sonic Thread is a delightful telling of that journey. The author shares extensive research and stories that reveal sound to be a universal and transformational spiritual path. From the transcendent flight of Gregorian chant, to the mesmerizing shaman's drum, to ecstatic Sufi trance, music and sound affect consciousness, providing pathways to original wisdom. Within these lovely, insightful narratives are exercises and information that help us use sound and music to deepen our spirituality, expand global awareness, and open up to spiritual traditions beyond our own

Pathways to Spirituality

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Author: Sidney Greenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780759635524

Category: Reference

Page: 652

View: 2689


A noted anthologist has gathered from the collective wisdom of mankind the surest guideposts to help readers attain a more meaningful and more rewarding life. It will reveal to the reader extraordinary riches embedded in life's most ordinary places.


Author: Paul E. Stiffler

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450080391

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 120

View: 8472


It did not start out that way . . . what began as a simple letter mailed to a few friends has now emerged as this book, taking the form of practical, spiritual thoughts and actions that center around the seasons of the church and calendar year. Encouragement came like so many birds filling the sky, singing to lift the dawn that I might see a new day. Their music lifted my soul. Words of interest asking when this material would be published became the incentive for publication. Years of celebration involving the seasons that touch our lives so deeply moved within me. The high seasons and holy days never failed to provide a deep inspiration in my soul. It is from these moments that I compose the words and images that are found in this book. Following Spiritual Pathways A pathway to spiritual growth is open to those who seek in quiet moments an awareness of the Divine. Here the mind will inform the heart and the heart will illuminate the mind, forming a spiritual circle that gives balance to life. Each page invites you to enter an experience expressed in poetic form along with a guided imagery that can turn these quiet moments into a meaningful life experience. This pathway reflects my personal journey of meditation that began in 1977 under the guidance of Sister Virginia Mary Barta of Marionjoy in Wheaton, Illinois, and the urging of Rev. Dean Williams the Chaplain. Since then, I have shared what I experience as my mind informs my heart and my heart illuminates my mind.

Pathways to Spiritual Understanding

An Exciting Introduction to the Basics of the Christian Life

Author: Richard Powers

Publisher: Hensley Pub

ISBN: 9781563220234

Category: Religion

Page: 245

View: 9160


Pathways to Spiritual Understanding is an all-in-one textbook, reference book and study guide that enables you to recognize even more of God's guiding hand in your life. The uncommon appeal of this unusual Bible study lies in its extraordinary ability to lay a solid foundation for helping you grow in faith. In it you'll find a treasure of spiritual insights on the purpose of life, the new birth, how to be born again, who's to be baptized, the purpose of baptism, why some prayers go unanswered, the secret to a successful prayer life, the principles of stewardship, who the Holy Spirit is and what His purpose is, what it means to be filled with the Spirit, and how Satan attacks you. From the moment you begin this study, you'll begin new growth as a Christian, and a journey that will take you to a new level of spiritual maturity.

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

Understanding and Addressing the Sacred

Author: Kenneth I. Pargament

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 146250261X

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 2596


From a leading researcher and practitioner, this volume provides an innovative framework for understanding the role of spirituality in people's lives and its relevance to the work done in psychotherapy. It offers fresh, practical ideas for creating a spiritual dialogue with clients, assessing spirituality as a part of their problems and solutions, and helping them draw on spiritual resources in times of stress. Written from a nonsectarian perspective, the book encompasses both traditional and nontraditional forms of spirituality. It is grounded in current findings from psychotherapy research and the psychology of religion, and includes a wealth of evocative case material.

Pathways to Spirituality and Healing

Embracing Life and Each Other in the Face of a Serious Illness

Author: Alexa W. Umbreit,Mark S. Umbreit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781577491101

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 141

View: 5622


A mind-body-spirit guide to coping with serious illness--written for patients and those who love them.

Pathways of Spiritual Living

Author: Susan Muto

Publisher: St Bedes Publications

ISBN: 9780932506658

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 191

View: 915


Founded on the premise that each of us is to be a sign of the living God, this primer on spiritual formation is written for Christians in today's busy world. Focusing on the universal call to holiness, Dr. Mutt takes us through each step along the path of spiritual living -- silence, solitude, prayer, reading, meditation, journal-keeping, contemplation and mutual service. An ideal book for retreatants, spiritual directors and counselors.

That I May Know God

Pathways to Spiritual Formation

Author: Kenneth Boa

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 9781576732816

Category: Religion

Page: 219

View: 9565


Contemporary culture is fascinated with spirituality but has a hard time grasping its truth. As a result, people too often find themselves looking for the deeper meaning of life in a vast range of futile pursuits. This book presents a complete overview of spirituality, beginning with the rich heritage of the ancient church and continuing through to the impact of true Christian spirituality on life today. Drawing on examples from the miracles of Jesus to the plays of Shakespeare, Francis Schaeffer to Eubie Blake, Copernican astronomy to the 1973 oil embargo, this wide-ranging narrative has a relaxed, friendly style. Yet it equips readers to develop their own spirituality with clarity and confidence.

Angelic Spirituality

Medieval Perspectives on the Ways of Angels

Author: Steven Chase

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809139484

Category: Religion

Page: 375

View: 6322


A survey of medieval Christian literature dedicated to angels explores issues in angelic spirituality along a variety of themes and provides selections from medieval commentaries on such topics as theology, the moral life, and mystical consciousness. Simultaneous.

Spirituality in Nursing

The Challenges of Complexity, Third Edition

Author: Barbara Stevens Barnum, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610584X

Category: Medical

Page: 196

View: 6514


"Spirituality in Nursing is thought provoking and Barnum offers some excellent material and food for thought."--Journal of Christian Nursing "This is a very thought-provoking book that asks many questions, often without answers. It could be used in an undergraduate or graduate course on spirituality or death and dying, or as in-service material in hospitals and other healthcare agencies. A very interesting chapter discusses near death experiences (NDE), a phenomenon that has begun to be accepted and has garnered more study."Score: 95, 4 stars --Doody's Can nurses be expected to deliver spiritual care? Should nursing claim healing as part of its mission? Should spiritual care be taught in nursing education? What do recent brain studies teach us about spirituality? Exploring these questions and many more, this new edition of Spirituality in Nursing provides a wealth of insight into current challenges presented to both practicing nurses and students. Newly updated, revised, and expanded, this third edition examines spirituality in nursing from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from theoretical, historical, religious, psychological, and even physiological contexts. In her thought-provoking exploration of this sometimes controversial topic, Dr. Barnum traces nursing's involvement with spirituality from its historical ties with religion to the current interest in new age and alternative health methods. The chapters offer engaging discussions of important topics such as the distinction between spirituality and religion, spirituality and research, humanism, and death and dying. Taking a problem-solving approach, this book serves as an invaluable guide to understanding the complex and expanding role of spirituality in nursing.

Imperfect Spirituality

Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People

Author: Polly Campbell

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 1936740184

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 242

View: 9843


Discusses how to render everyday moments and challenges into opportunities for spiritual growth, describing how to build a traditional spiritual life on top of a modern routine by engaging in short meditations and mindfulness.

Exploring the Spirituality of the World Religions

The Quest for Personal, Spiritual and Social Transformation

Author: Duncan S. Ferguson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 144116054X

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 4054


This book is an insightful guide to the diverse ways that religious faith is practiced and spirituality is understood. Discussing contemporary issues such as post-modernism and the emergence of a "new paradigm," the new realities of geopolitics, globalization and global warming, this book explores the importance of religion in people's lives to provide direction in the society today. This book demonstrates the common quest among the world religions for a deeper and more profound spirituality. Describing the spiritual pathways of the various world religions, it assesses the ways that the beliefs, values and practices of these traditions can be life-giving, leading to personal and social responsibility and transformation, but also sometimes harmful and divisive, even used for dangerous purposes. Promoting constructive engagements between the world's religions, this book will connect social justice and ethical engagements with core religious practices and spiritualities. This is an ideal introductory text for students of world religions, spirituality and interfaith relations, broadening their understanding of these lived faiths.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 32, 2012

Emerging Perspectives on Resilience in Adulthood and Later Life

Author: Bert Hayslip, Jr., PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610875X

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 9285


"This collection is a timely and excellent contribution to the study of resilience and the field of gerontology."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly This state-of-the science, multidisciplinary Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics provides a comprehensive examination of critical issues on resilience in a variety of life domains central to the well-being of older persons. It examines the role of resilience in determining adjustment and function in the domains of health, grief and bereavement, physical activity and functioning, spirituality, work, retirement, intellectual/cognitive functioning, coping with life events, care giving, and mental health interventions. The first section of the book addresses such domains of resilience as immunological function, stress and mood disorders, emotional and cognitive resilience, adjustment to cultural and environmental changes, and spirituality. Section two is concerned with practical applications of resilience. A developmental family perspective is used to examine differences in adaptation to age-related challenges. The role of resilience in geriatric rehabilitation is discussed as is adaptive coping in regard to loss and trauma. The text also explores resilience in regard to career management, retirement, and volunteerism, considers resilience as a component of health in regard to public policy, and examines exemplary public health programs and policies and the relationship of resilience to health care finance. Also addressed is resilience in caregiving as a mutually beneficial process, clinical interventions that enhance resilience, and resilience from a lifespan developmental perspective. Key Features: Synthesizes the best current research in the field, with direct practice implications Addresses resilience in regard to immunological function, emotional and cognitive resilience, and spirituality Explores the role of resilience in geriatric rehabilitation, career management and retirement, person-environ fit, and public health and policy Examines directions for future research and resilience-oriented interventions

Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church

Author: Robin Maas,Gabriel Odonnell

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426775040

Category: Religion

Page: 466

View: 1090


This volume offers a comprehensive intellectual and experiential introduction to Christian spirituality. It embraces spiritual traditions from the Patristic period to the present day. Part I, "The Roots of Contemporary Western Spirituality," covers spiritual types that have been fundamental in shaping spiritual practice. Part II, "Distinctive Spiritual Traditions," offers major introductory essays on spiritual traditions formed by such notable figures as Luther, Wesley, Ignatius, and John of the Cross, as well as ecclesiastical traditions such as Anglicanism. Part III, "The Feminine Dimension in Christian Spirituality," is devoted to Marian Spirituality, holy women, and feminism. Each of the fourteen chapters is followed by a practicum which enables readers to assimilate the practice prescribed into their own devotional life .

The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments

Author: W. Keith Campbell,Joshua D. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118029268

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

View: 1370


The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder is the definitive resource for empirically sound information on narcissism for researchers, students, and clinicians at a time when this personality disorder has become a particularly relevant area of interest. This unique work deepens understanding of how narcissistic behavior influences behavior and impedes progress in the worlds of work, relationships, and politics.!--EndFragment--