Song of Increase

Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World

Author: Jacqueline Freeman

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622037456

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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The most joyful emanation produced by a colony of bees is known as the “song of increase”—declaring that the hive is flourishing and the bees are happy in its abundance. Song of Increase takes us inside the world of the honeybee to glean the wisdom of these fascinating creatures with whom humanity has shared a sacred bond for millennia. Within these pages is a bee-centric approach to living with honeybees, rather than advice for simply maximizing the products they provide. Jacqueline Freeman takes us beyond traditional beekeeping and offers a way to work in harmony with honeybees for both their good and ours. “Our way is one of kind observation,” she explains, “where we create supportive homes and fields for bees to live in, as well as tend the heartfelt relationships we form by being together.” Song of Increase focuses on hidden aspects of apiculture that lead us naturally to more sustainable practices. Freeman illuminates the unity consciousness that guides every action in the colony and how this profound awareness can influence the way we see both the natural world and ourselves. Each chapter presents a wealth of information about the life of bees, including Freeman’s personal insights and direct teachings received from the bees themselves.

The Song of Increase

Returning to Our Sacred Partnership with Honeybees

Author: Jacqueline Freeman

Publisher: Friendly Haven Rise Press

ISBN: 9781942479000

Category: Honeybee

Page: 298

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In 2010 bees began speaking with Jacqueline Freeman. A farmer and beekeeper, Jacqueline began compiling their communications.Through words and images, the bees shared a courageous view of their role on Earth, including their charge to propel forward the evolution of humankind and agriculture. Guided by the question "How can I best help bees sing their natural song of increase," Jacqueline committed to a deeper, more relational and hands-off way of working with her bees to create treatment-free health and contentment in the hives. The bees explain why so many colonies are dying and what we can do to reverse the collapse. They discuss the higher role of drone bees ("the holiest of beings"), the importance of swarming, the crucial function of temperature to the health of the hive and the infant bees, and the secret of the Queen's prolonged and robust fertility. The bees offer a profoundly deeper explanation of pollination and even describe how honeybees can help heal humans with "evolutionary medicine." Provocative and trail-blazing, this book clarifies fundamental changes that can transform our relationship with bees into one of deep partnership. In her compelling interweave of personal story, unique "from the bees" communications, and her years of beekeeping experience, Jacqueline invites us into an even larger and imperative conversation we all must begin with each other -- and with bees -- so that their long-term survival is ensured. If you keep bees or care about them, this wise book will help you to start that dialogue.

Bienendemokratie

Wie Bienen kollektiv entscheiden und was wir davon lernen können

Author: Thomas D. Seeley

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104017166

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 2013

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»Ein wunderbares Buch über den besten Freund des Menschen unter den Insekten...« Edward O. Wilson Die Bienenkönigin ist keine absolute Herrscherin. Im Gegenteil: Bienen entscheiden alle gemeinsam als Schwarm, sie erforschen kollektiv einen Sachverhalt und debattieren lebhaft, um letztlich einen Konsens zu finden. Der bekannte Verhaltensforscher Thomas D. Seeley untersucht seit Jahrzehnten in akribischer Kleinarbeit das Leben der Bienen. In seinem spannend geschriebenen Buch zeigt er anschaulich, was wir von diesen wunderbaren Insekten lernen können und dass die Entscheidung mehrerer klüger als die Einzelner sein kann. Ein reich bebildertes, ebenso faszinierendes wie anregendes Buch. »Seeleys Enthusiasmus und Bewunderung für Bienen sind ansteckend, seine Forschungen meisterhaft.« New York Times »Brillant.« Nature »Fesselnd und bezaubernd.« Science »Das hinreißendste Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres.« Financial Times

Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Kompaktausgabe

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446435530

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.

Die Welt der Bienen

Ausgewählte Texte

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Schwabe AG

ISBN: 3727485140

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

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Das Bienenvolk übt eine starke Faszination auf den Menschen aus. Das gilt heute noch genauso wie in früheren Zeiten. Bilder und Schriften erzählen vom Mythos Bienenvolk, von der Auseinandersetzung mit diesem Himmelswesen und dem unschätzbaren Wert von Honig und Wachs. Durch das Bienensterben ist das Thema wieder vermehrt ins Zentrum des öffentlichen Bewusstseins gelangt.Aus Rudolf Steiners Ausführungen vor den Arbeitern am Goetheanum ist eine Vortragsfolge entstanden, die dem Wesen der Bienen gewidmet ist. Die Vorträge sind hier als Ganzes integriert, sie bilden das Gerüst dieses Buches. Um die Vorträge herum sind einige Themen der Vorträge aus heutiger Sicht kommentiert. Zu einem besseren Verständnis sind sie mit Passagen aus dem Gesamtwerk ergänzt worden. Die Faszination der Vorträge liegt in ihrer Vielschichtigkeit, eröffnen sie doch ganz neue, beeindruckende Zugänge zum Wesen der Bienen.

The Song of the Greys

Author: Nigel Kerner

Publisher: The Song of the Greys

ISBN: 9780340695821

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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Of all the humanoid alien types that feature in reports of sightings and abductions, the most common is the Grey - smooth and sallow-skinned, small in stature, spindly and thin. Who are they? Where do they come from? What do they want from us?

The Lives of Increase Mather and Sir William Phipps

Author: Enoch Pond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 286

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Increase Mather (1639-1723) was born at Dorchester, Massachusetts, the youngest son of Rev. Richard Mather (1596-1669). He attended Harvard and a year at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. He married Maria Cotton, daughter of John Cotton of Boston, Massachusetts, in 1858. They had ten children. He was pastor of the Old North Church at Boston for almost sixty years.

The Celestial Song of Creation

Author: Annalee Skarin

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789123399

Category: Religion

Page: 145

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“Here is a record of glory, revealing the method of achieving the heights, the way to unfold understanding of the Almighty Truths of God. “If you would awaken your soul to the divine symphony of the Universe, follow the way of ‘overcoming,’ the Way Christ trod. The record of His Path, the eternal, inner truths of power and fulfillment are now open, the sacred, inner knowledge that has lain dormant and in the depths of your being. “Ludwig Van Beethoven, who had become deaf, humbly acknowledged that his Symphony No. 9 came to him directly from God, and that he merely transcribed it. “What is man’s soul? It is his true being, where God has placed a seed of Himself, and this seed contains the perfect answers to one’s outside problems and inner questioning. It is the source of all inspiration and contains the power of all achievement and happiness. The soul is the innermost being of man himself. “To contact the soul, one learns ‘to be still!’ This divine search fulfills man’s conquest of himself as he begins to live God’s laws. As one learns ‘to love God with all his heart, all his soul, all his mind, and all his strength,’ he begins to find the joy and the meaning of existence. The search is one that no man can make for another. It is a quest which each individual must undertake for himself. It is each individual’s own responsibility.”—Annalee Skarin

Keine Ausreden!

Die Kraft der Selbstdisziplin

Author: Brian Tracy

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3869362359

Category: Self-Help

Page: 301

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Wenn das Wörtchen "wenn" nicht wär. Sie glauben, Erfolg, Reichtum, Glück habe etwas mit Begabung, Intelligenz, den Umständen zu tun? Weit gefehlt, es geht viel einfacher: mit Selbstdisziplin. Selbstdisziplin ist der Königsweg zum Erfolg. Mit Selbstdisziplin kann jeder so weit kommen, wie es seine Begabungen gestatten. Ohne Selbstdisziplin wird auch der Gebildetste und Intelligenteste selten erfolgreich sein. Ausreden sind toll, Ausreden sind bequem, Ausreden sind menschlich. Jedenfalls so lange, wie man keine Ziele hat. Keine Ausreden! zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie in den drei wichtigsten Bereichen Ihres Lebens Erfolg haben können: privat, persönlich und beruflich. Jedes der 21 Kapitel veranschaulicht, wie Sie in Bezug auf jeden einzelnen Aspekt Ihres Lebens disziplinierter werden können. Flüchten Sie sich nicht länger in Ausreden, sondern lesen Sie dieses Buch!

The Travels of Increase Joseph

A Historical Novel about a Pioneer Preacher

Author: Jerry Apps

Publisher: Terrace Books

ISBN: 0299247538

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Plum Falls, New York, 1840s: Dismissed from Harvard Divinity School for his liberal views, Increase Joseph Link arrives home with a heavy heart. He gives up his dream of becoming a minister to settle for life on the farm, until the day he is struck by lightning and hears a voice telling him to rise and speak. Heeding that voice, Increase becomes a preacher, advocating for environmental protection and the end of slavery and war. His growing band of followers calls itself the Standalone Fellowship, and they accompany him on his move west to Wisconsin, to a place of better land and opportunity. Link Lake, Wisconsin, 1852: Preacher Increase Link and the Standalone Fellowship settle near a lake that they name in his honor. Increase’s gifted tongue calls people to his mission to protect the land: “Unless we take care of the land we shall all perish.” To finance the fellowship activities, Increase sells his special cure-all tonic—fifty cents per bottle! Inspired by actual events that took place in upstate New York and Wisconsin in the mid-nineteenth century, The Travels of Increase Joseph is the first in Jerry Apps’s series set in fictional Ames County, Wisconsin. The four novels in the series—which also includes In a Pickle, Blue Shadows Farm, and the forthcoming Cranberry Red—all take place around Link Lake at different points in history. They convey Apps’s deep knowledge of rural life and his own concern for land stewardship.

Song of the Phoenix

Voices Of Comfort And Healing From The Afterlife

Author: Lily Fairchilde

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466885475

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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In Egyptian mythology, the phoenix was a bird that rose from the ashes of death to attain immortality. In this book, spiritual healer and counselor Lily Fairchilde takes us on a magical voyage during which we learn, in the words of those who have gone on before, what awaits each of us after life on Earth is over. What happens when a child dies, a friend commits suicide, or a lost soul finally ends a dark, Earthly life? In Song of the Phoenix, we encounter many different souls, accompanied by their spiritual guides of angels, who explain the significance of their stories. Rather than a place of reward and punishment, the afterlife is a wondrous experience of ongoing growth and understanding. - Ruth surrendered to despair after her husband's wartime death and committed suicide, also killing her unborn child. Terrified of punishment, her soul resisted passing over until her guardian angel convinced her that only love and understanding awaited her. - Joey was a six-year-old who was killed in a sledding accident and whose parents agonized over his death. He yearns only to reassure them that he has entered a glorious world of brilliant light. - Edith and Frank are troubled spirits who cleave to earthly souls who share their addictions to overeating and alcohol, But their guardians refuse to abandon them until they realize that a far more rewarding joy awaits them if only they accept it. - Xavier has led an evil life as a sadistic killer, and his soul suffers torment in a wasteland of isolation and pain. But even he has a guardian angel, who patiently waits for him to receive the love and encouragement that will guide him home. These extraordinary personal stories, told by Lily Fairchilde, bring a message of glowing hope and comfort to all those who have suffered the agony of loss or are confronting the fear of death themselves. Profound and compassionate, this book shows the living how to make peace with death.

Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154517

Category:

Page: 411

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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

The Business of Sports

Author: Scott Rosner,Kenneth L. Shropshire

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763726218

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 776

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The book covers professional, Olympic and collegiate sports and each chapter has a fully developed introduction to explaine the relevance of the articles to be presented.

Ändere deine Gedanken - und dein Leben ändert sich

Die lebendige Weisheit des Tao

Author: Wayne W. Dyer

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641212103

Category: Self-Help

Page: 512

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Laotses Tao Te King gilt als der spirituelle Klassiker schlechthin. Ausgehend von Laotses 81 Weisheitssprüchen beschreibt Amerikas populärster Lebenshilfe-Lehrer, wie wir die ewige Weisheit des Tao in unsere Gegenwart übertragen und im Alltag anwenden. Die Texte lesen sich leicht und offenbaren Rat und Beistand für sämtliche Lebenslagen – alle mit dem einen Grundgedanken, den Menschen in harmonischen Einklang mit sich und seiner Umwelt zu bringen.

Bergauf mit Rückenwind

Willenskraft effizient einsetzen

Author: Kelly McGonigal

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641067510

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Innerer Schweinehund ade Die Überwindung des inneren Schweinehundes scheint fast immer nur mit eiserner Selbstbeherrschung erreichbar. Doch Kelly McGonigal zeigt, dass Willenskraft allein eine Frage des richtigen Energiemanagements ist. Mit der Einsicht in die inneren Mechanismen, durch ausreichend Regeneration, etwas Training und das Setzen von Prioritäten kann man lernen, das eigene Leben im Griff zu haben, ohne sich übermäßig anstrengen zu müssen.

Song of the Forest

Russian Forestry and Stalinist Environmentalism, 1905-1953

Author: Stephen Brain

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822977494

Category: History

Page: 232

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The Soviets are often viewed as insatiable industrialists who saw nature as a force to be tamed and exploited. Song of the Forest counters this assumption, uncovering significant evidence of Soviet conservation efforts in forestry, particularly under Josef Stalin. In his compelling study, Stephen Brain profiles the leading Soviet-era conservationists, agencies, and administrators, and their efforts to formulate forest policy despite powerful ideological differences. By the time of the revolution of 1905, modern Russian forestry science had developed an influential romantic strand, especially prevalent in the work of Georgii Morozov, whose theory of “stand types” asked forest managers to consider native species and local conditions when devising plans for regenerating forests. After their rise to power, the Bolsheviks turned their backs on this tradition and adopted German methods, then considered the most advanced in the world, for clear-cutting and replanting of marketable tree types in “artificial forests.” Later, when Stalin's Five Year Plan required vast amounts of timber for industrialization, forest radicals proposed “flying management,” an exaggerated version of German forestry where large tracts of virgin forest would be clear-cut. Opponents who still upheld Morozov's vision favored a conservative regenerating approach, and ultimately triumphed by establishing the world's largest forest preserve. Another radical turn came with the Great Stalin Plan for the Transformation of Nature, implemented in 1948. Narrow “belts” of new forest planted on the vast Russian steppe would block drying winds, provide cool temperatures, trap moisture, and increase crop production. Unfortunately, planters were ordered to follow the misguided methods of the notorious Trofim Lysenko, and the resulting yields were abysmal. But despite Lysenko, agency infighting, and an indifferent peasant workforce, Stalin's forestry bureaus eventually succeeded in winning many environmental concessions from industrial interests. In addition, the visionary teachings of Morozov found new life, ensuring that the forest's song did not fall upon deaf ears.

The Song of the Dodo

Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions

Author: David Quammen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439124965

Category: Nature

Page: 704

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David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world. It's also a book full of entertainment and wonders. In The Song of the Dodo, we follow Quammen's keen intellect through the ideas, theories, and experiments of prominent naturalists of the last two centuries. We trail after him as he travels the world, tracking the subject of island biogeography, which encompasses nothing less than the study of the origin and extinction of all species. Why is this island idea so important? Because islands are where species most commonly go extinct -- and because, as Quammen points out, we live in an age when all of Earth's landscapes are being chopped into island-like fragments by human activity. Through his eyes, we glimpse the nature of evolution and extinction, and in so doing come to understand the monumental diversity of our planet, and the importance of preserving its wild landscapes, animals, and plants. We also meet some fascinating human characters. By the book's end we are wiser, and more deeply concerned, but Quammen leaves us with a message of excitement and hope.

Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs

Author: Iain Provan

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310872081

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The NIV Application Commentary Ecclesiastes/Song of Songs. Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs have always presented particular challenges to their readers, especially if those readers are seeking to understand them as part of Christian Scripture. Ecclesiastes regularly challenges the reader as to grammar and syntax. The interpretation even of words which occur frequently in the book is often unclear and a matter of dispute, partly because there is frequent word-play in the course of the argument. The argument is itself complex and sometimes puzzling and has often provoked the charge of inconsistency or outright self-contradiction. When considered in the larger context of the OT, Ecclesiastes stands out as an unusual book, whose connection with the main stream of biblical tradition seems tenuous. We find ourselves apparently reading about the meaninglessness of life and the certainty of death in a universe in which God is certainly present but is distant and somewhat uninvolved. When considered in the context of the NT, the dissonance between Ecclesiastes and its scriptural context seems even greater; for if there is one thing that we do not find in this book, it is the joy of resurrection. Perhaps this is one reason why Ecclesiastes is seldom read or preached on in modern churches. The Song of Songs (also known as the Song of Solomon) has been read, historically, by Christians, in two primary ways—as a text which concerns the love and sexual intimacy of human beings and as a text which uses the language of human love and intimacy to speak of something else—the relationship between Christ and the church. Christians have often felt that they must choose between these options—that a text about human love and sexual intimacy could not be at the same time a spiritual text. It is one of the challenges of reading the Song to explore how far this is necessarily true and how far Christian readers have been influenced in their reading more by Platonism and Gnosticism than by biblical thinking about the nature of the human being and of human sexuality. Another challenge is to discover whether the Song is really one “song” at all, or simply a haphazard collection of shorter poems cast together because of their common theme of love; and still another is to gain clarity on what, precisely, is the connection between the Song and Solomon. This commentary sets out to wrestle honestly with all the challenges of reading these biblical books—the challenges of reading the texts in themselves, and the challenges of reading them as intrinsic parts of Christian Scripture. Using the standard structure of the NIVAC series, it explores their “original meaning,” the “bridging contexts” that enable their journey to the present, and their “contemporary significance.” In the course of the exploration, these books are seen to be deeply relevant in what they have to say both to the contemporary church and the contemporary culture.

Gregory the Great

On the Song of Songs

Author: N.A

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0879077697

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Gregory the Great (+604) was a master of the art of exegesis. His interpretations are theologically profound, methodologically fascinating, and historically influential. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in his exegesis of the Song of Songs. Gregory’s interpretation of this popular Old Testament book not only owes much to Christian exegetes who preceded him, such as Origen, but also profoundly influenced later Western Latin exegetes, such as Bernard of Clairvaux.This volume includes all that Gregory had to say on the Song of Songs: his Exposition on the Song of Songs, the florilegia compiled by Paterius (Gregory’s secretary) and the Venerable Bede, and, finally, William of Saint Thierry’s Excerpts from the Books of Blessed Gregory on the Song of Songs. It is now the key resource for reading and studying Gregory’s interpretation of the Song of Songs.