Step Into Nature

Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life

Author: Patrice Vecchione

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582705003

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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"The natural world has inspired artists, seekers, and thinkers for millennia, but in recent times, as the pace of life has sped up, its demands have moved us in doors. Yet nature's capacity to lead us to important truths, to invigorate and restore our imagination and equilibrium, is infinite. Step Into Nature is a guide to make nature personal again, to stimulate awareness and increase our understanding of the environment while inspiring readers to develop and strengthen their imaginations. But being in nature doesn't mean flying off to remote, faraway places. Nature is as close as opening your front door--the sky above, the miniature gardens that insist their way up between the sidewalk cracks, the river just down the road. Patrice Vecchione shows readers how nature can support and enhance their own creative output, invigorate their curiosity, and restore their sense of connection to the earth. Plus, included in each chapter is "The Cabinet of Curiosities," exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways that readers can stimulate their imaginations, deepen their relationships with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity and the natural world"--

Woman Spirit Awakening in Nature

Growing Into the Fullness of Who You Are

Author: Nancy Barrett Chickerneo,Eileen Fisher

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594732507

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 183

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Developed out of the author's 20-year experience of leading women's retreats, this ecospirituality program invites women to go out into nature and look for the metaphors that have meaning for them, as they journey on the path to discover the authentic, spiritual self.

Talking with Nature and Journey into Nature

A Michael Roads Reader

Author: Michael Roads

Publisher: H J Kramer

ISBN: 9781932073362

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Michael Roads had always been close to nature, but when a river started talking to him, he began to doubt his sanity. A series of encounters with the natural world followed, and Roads began to listen and let go. He found himself led stage by stage to a final wisdom, remarkable in its simplicity and in its message of hope for humanity. This book, a bind-up of his two best-known works, beautifully articulates that message.

Boho’S Quest for God

An Adult Fairy-Tale

Author: Frederick A. Patchen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146915675X

Category: Religion

Page: 205

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This adult fairy-tale is a metaphysical fantasy attempting to raise questions for the spiritual child in each of us.

Step Into Your Calling

Author: Naomi Hyvnen

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1607993384

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Are you living in your calling? p In her new book, "Step Into Your Calling," upcoming author Naomi HyvA nen clearly unravels what it means to live a fulfilled life as a disciple of Christ. As she served in her local church, Naomi developed a desire to see many people mobilized and serving God. Now, Hyvonen shows readers how to recognize God's call on their life and begin a life of service. This inspirational book acts not only as a scriptural guide for believers trying to discern God's will, but also provides an understanding of how he has equipped each person for ministry. After reading "Step Into Your Calling," readers will be empowered to move forward with confidence and wisdom, boldly stepping out of uncertainty and into God's will. p 'A very liberating book. It made me realize that I am in the midst of God's calling in my life. It also gave me a hunger for more of God's greatness in my life, to see God using me more and therefore to see his kingdom move forward more. God's word is strong in this book, and it brings life and freedom.' p Katja Harju, Worship Leader, Australia"

The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature

Author: David Baron

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340303

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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The true tale of an edenic Rocky Mountain town and what transpired when a predatory species returned to its ancestral home. When, in the late 1980s, residents of Boulder, Colorado, suddenly began to see mountain lions in their yards, it became clear that the cats had repopulated the land after decades of persecution. Here, in a riveting environmental fable that recalls Peter Benchley's thriller Jaws, journalist David Baron traces the history of the mountain lion and chronicles Boulder's effort to coexist with its new neighbors. A parable for our times, The Beast in the Garden is a scientific detective story and a real-life drama, a tragic tale of the struggle between two highly evolved predators: man and beast.

Running with Nature

Stepping Into the Life You Were Meant to Live

Author: Mariel Hemingway,Bobby Williams

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0988247666

Category: Self-Help

Page: 218

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When there is a will to experience each moment of life more fully with vibrancy and vitality, there is a way. It's about reconnecting to nature one broad-minded step at a time to discover a more fulfilling life of simplicity, adventure, stillness and laughter. In Running with Nature, Mariel Hemingway and Bobby Williams share their dynamic and authentic approach to living mindfully and healthfully, offering concrete action steps that readers can take and even track through a multifaceted point-earning system.

A First Step into a Much Larger World

The Christian University and Beyond

Author: John W. Hawthorne

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873128

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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How do Christian students approach their years at a Christian college or university? What are the connections between all those hours of study and the Christian life? A First Step into a Much Larger World invites students, parents, and educators into a broad conversation about faith and learning in a postmodern age. Students will explore how to respond to diversity while maintaining community, how to make learning sensible as an expression of faith, and how to move from passive recipients of education to active and engaged co-learners with others. In so doing, they can transform their undergraduate years into a springboard for engaging the culture beyond the university.

A Brief Guide to C. S. Lewis

From Mere Christianity to Narnia

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472100670

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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November 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Clive Staples 'Jack' Lewis, when a memorial to him will be placed in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. Although perhaps best known as the author of the seven Chronicles of Narnia, published between 1949 and 1954, Lewis also wrote The Pilgrim's Regress, a trilogy of science-fiction novels incorporating Christian themes, and a large number of non-fiction books about his faith, accessible to Christians and non-believers alike. In a survey of the greatest British writers since 1945, the Times newspaper ranked Lewis eleventh, ahead of Salman Rushdie, Anthony Burgess and Ian Fleming. A Brief Guide to C. S. Lewis explores Lewis's life, from his reconversion to Christianity under the influence of his friend J. R. R. Tolkien, which had such a profound influence on his writing - both fiction and non-fiction - to his marriage to American writer Joy Davidman Gresham and his battle with cancer. He died on 22 November 1963, a day before the first-ever episode of Dr Who, a TV series with many links to his Narnia stories was shown. Although this Brief Guide ranges well beyond the world of Narnia to explore other aspects of Lewis's life and his other writings, it does not do so - unusually among books on Lewis - from the point of view of Christian scholarship, thereby assuming much knowledge of theology on the part of readers. That Lewis wrote about the problems of praying is significant; the specific texts he discusses and dissects are likely to be of less significance to most readers. The guide provides synopses of Lewis's fiction, an overview of his other writings, a biography and a look at all the many different versions of his stories that have appeared. In doing so it draws on recent interviews by the author with some of the many talented people who have worked on these adaptations.

Our Cultural Agony

Author: V. Vycinas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401023956

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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Cultural twilight means cultural disintegration or death. It means cul tural agony. Such agony gradually fades into the dawn of tomorrow's culture, just as the twilight of a summer's evening proceeds into the daylight of the forthcoming day. Consequently cultural twilight or agony simul taneously is the dawn - the milieu of birth - of future gods. With these words a close interbelonging of the recently published SEARCH FOR GoDS with the present study, OUR CULTURAL AGONY, is stressed. Both of these books belong together and constitute one and the same "story". While SEARCH FOR GODS deals with man of tomorrow in his venture to find the way which would lead him to his dawning gods, OUR CULTURAL AGONY attempts to disclose contemporary man's ways of erring - his stray ing ways. Moreover, just as the way towards man's future gods is simul taneously his way to his true cultural self, so are his straying ways his ways of a lack of self. Man's way to his true self is his authentic, innermost, "bloody" or "ex-istential" way, while the way of his lack of self is his inauthentic way. The inauthentic ways, generally speaking, are "democratic" ways: they are the public and common ways of modem society, most typical or characteristic of it. Accordingly, while SEARCH FOR GODS has an indi vidualistic character, OUR CULTURAL AGONY has a social character.

The Travail of Nature

The Ambiguous Ecological Promise of Christian Theology

Author: H. Paul Santmire

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451409277

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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The Travail of Nature shows that the theological tradition in the West is neither ecologically bankrupt, as some of its popular and scholarly critics have maintained, nor replete with immediately accessible, albeit long-forgotten, ecological riches hidden everywhere in its deeper vaults, as some contemporary Christians, who are profoundly troubled by the environmental crisis and other related concerns, might wistfully hope to find. This is why it is appropriate to speak of the ambiguous ecological promises of Christian theology.

The Nature Process

How to Easily and Effortlessly Step Into Your Natural Power and Be the Change You Want to Make in the World

Author: Tabitha Jayne

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502483355

Category: Self-Help

Page: 178

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REVIEW:“The Nature Process is a personal invitation from Gaia herself to support you at the deepest level possible in order to experience the maximum possible growth. It is an invitation to trust Life in ways you've never imagined. Rather than “anthropomorphizing Earth” Tabitha guides us through an important journey in how we can become more Earth-like. This distinction is critical if we are to fully reconnect, heal, and evolve as a species. The Nature Process is pure genius because it outlines a 'natural process' not dependent on our intellects, experts, or facilitators. Tabitha illuminates how we can all tap into Nature's wisdom and follow where it leads. If you long to go beyond ecological theory and into loving partnership with Nature – as you transform your life – this is the field guide for you.” - TreeSistersBOOK DESCRIPTION:Is there a deep longing within you to go beyond the stories that no longer serve you into the fullest expression of what it means to be alive?Do you see the shift in consciousness sweeping across the planet and want to fully step up and be a part of it?In this powerful guide, coach and growth expert, Tabitha Jayne shows you how to re-connect with the earth, the universe, and yourself. The Nature Process reveals the truth that will fundamentally change your life. We are one with nature. When we consciously connect to nature we plug ourselves into the most powerful source of energy known to humanity.It's time to see just how powerful you truly are. Easily and effortlessly, you can create the life you want, let go of the pain of the past, and wake up every morning feeling truly alive.Through practicing The Nature Process, you'll be able to dissolve limiting beliefs and energetic blockages and feel a new connection to life itself that will support you to be the difference you want to create in the world.

Living Yogacara

An Introduction to Consciousness-Only Buddhism

Author: Tagawa Shun'ei

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086171895X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Yogacara is an influential school of Buddhist philosophy and psychology that stems from the early Indian Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The Yogacara view is based on the fundamental truth that there is nothing in the realm of human experience that is not interpreted by and dependent upon the mind. Yogacara Buddhism was unable to sustain the same level of popularity as other Buddhist schools in India, Tibet, and East Asia, but its teachings on the nature of consciousness profoundly impacted the successive developments of Buddhism. Yogacara served as the basis for the development of the doctrines of karma and liberation in many other schools. In this refreshingly accessible study, Tagawa Shun'ei makes sense of Yogacara's subtleties and complexities with insight and clarity. He shows us that Yogacara masters comprehend and express everyday experiences that we all take for granted, yet struggle to explain. Eloquent and approachable, Living Yogacara deepens the reader's understanding of the development of Buddhism's interpretation of the human psyche.

The Green Studies Reader

From Romanticism to Ecocriticism

Author: Laurence Coupe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415204064

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

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The Green Studies Reader is a comprehensive selection of critical texts addressing the connection between ecology, culture and literature. It offers a guide to the field of ecocriticism and material on green issues.

Step Into Africa

Author: Caroline Starbird,Amy Bahrenburg

Publisher: University of Denver, CTIR

ISBN: 9780943804873

Category: Africa

Page: 114

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Contains a series of lessons designed to provide young students with a look at contemporary Africa and give them an appreciation of the diversity of nations and cultures found on the continent. Lessons are based on readings from: Africa is not a country / Margy Burns Knight and Mark Melnicove. Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, c2000.

An Inquiry Into Human Nature and Other Basic Assumptions

Author: Edward F. Kunin

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780773499331

Category: Philosophy

Page: 118

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A challenge to our most basic assumptions about human nature, taking into consideration our individual and collective behavioral patterns. Reflects on ways in which a new world view can end present difficulties, both personal and world wide, to create a more utopian society.