The Ways of the Soul

A Psychiatrist Reflects, Essays on Life, Death and Beyond

Author: Andrew Powell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908995230


Page: 250

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Psychiatry has eschewed the spiritual dimension in pursuit of scientific credibility. Yet psychiatrists are daily confronted by problems of meaning and purpose that neither medical nor psychological treatments alone can relieve. However, a new post-materialist science is emerging that understands consciousness to be primary and intrinsic to the workings of the universe. We become aware of this supreme reality through the agency of the soul, a source of love and wisdom that informs our understanding of what we are here for, helps overcome emotional distress, and encourages each person to serve life in their own unique and creative way. In these selected papers written over the last twenty years, the author shares his research into a superordinate spiritual reality that overcomes the limitations of scientific materialism and opens the way to insights of the soul, awakening love and conferring healing on heart and mind.

Handbook for the Soul

Author: Richard Carlson,Benjamin Shield

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316092436

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 3588


America's most celebrated spiritual writers offer inspiring words on the state of the soul today. This collection of more than thirty original essays addresses both the importance of caring for and nourishing the soul and the ways in which these individuals tend to their own souls on a day-to-day basis.

The soul of cyberspace

how new technology is changing our spiritual lives

Author: Jeffrey P. Zaleski

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 6252


A groundbreaking look at the explosion of religion on the Internet and the World Wide Web explores the presence of all kinds of religions in cyberspace and also looks at how technology is changing our vision of spirituality. $20,000 ad/promo.

Shadows of the Soul

Author: Angelique Armae

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 0984515143

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

View: 7389


A fallen angel…An immortal human…A race against time… When two souls born on opposite sides of the battle between Heaven and Hell team up to find a sacred antidote to a supernatural disease, the balance between good and evil is forever altered. Isabel, a Paradisian Scholar, is an immortal human trained in the ways of Heaven and Hell. During her last battle, a dark force erased specific portions of her past life memories. She remembers little, save for the fact she's a demon slayer mentored by the archangel Gabriel. When ordered to a new post to help translate a volume of ancient text from a forbidden verse, Isabel’s path crosses with a dark prince, Nicolai, who is in a race against time to stop a deadly virus, which he unknowingly unleashed, from threatening his kin. Nicolai needs Isabel’s help, and she finds the tempting creature hard to resist. Secrets are revealed as the efforts to keep the virus from attacking again unfold.

The Ways of the Tzaddikim

Orchoth Tzaddikim

Author: Benzion Sobel

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 9780873067751


Page: 648

View: 5808


A treasured classic on character refinement. This is a newly researched, corrected, annotated and vowelized Hebrew edition with a contemporary English translation. Discusses refining character traits and maintaining a balance in all matters.

Experiencing the Soul

Before Birth, During Life, After Death

Author: Eliot Jay Rosen

Publisher: Hay House Incorporated

ISBN: 9781561704613

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 1122


Learn how you can experience the bliss of the soul now, and not merely as a by-product of a life-threatening crisis such as a near-death experience.

The Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples


Author: Hajime Nakamura

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824800789

Category: Philosophy

Page: 712

View: 933


"There is hardly any book equal to Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples in terms of its thorough and systematic presentation of the intricate thought patterns of Asian peoples. The book not only is an essential reference for the student of Asian culture, but also for students of philosophy, religion, anthropology, and art, as it is an excellent source for aiding the student in gaining a deeper understanding of each facet of Oriental thought." --Isshi Yamada, Northwestern University "The clearest discussion and analysis of these complex subjects that I have found. My advanced undergraduate students find this work to be 'stimulating', 'challenging' and comprehensible.' The organization of the text enhances the usefulness of this volume, but it is the high quality of the scholarship that makes Ways of Thinking a most valuable addition to Asian studies and to the academic training of upper division students." --Ann B. Radwan, University of North Florida "I find Ways of thinking a most provocative source for exploring with my students certain basic themes in Eastern religion and culture. Used carefully, it is a most stimulating and effective source for tapping Eastern 'ways' at a fundamental level of inquiry." --Wilbur M. Fridell, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Ways of Naysaying

No, Not, Nothing, and Nonbeing

Author: Eva T. H. Brann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742512283

Category: Philosophy

Page: 249

View: 6646


No, that diminutive but independent vocable, begins its great role early in human life and never loses it. For not only can it head a negative sentence, announcing its judgement, or answer a question, implying its negated content, it can, and mostly does, in the beginning of speech, express an assertion of the resistant will sometimes just that and nothing more. The adult antiphony to the toddler's incessant no is another no, that of preventive command, and the great commandments of later life continue to be prohibitions: Nine of the Ten Commandments are in the negative. Eva Brann explores nothingness in the third book of her trilogy, which has treated imagination, time and now naysaying. If we want to understand something of imagination, memory and time, she argues, we must mount an inquiry into what it means to say something is not what it claims to be or is not there or is nonexistent or is affected by Nonbeing."

The American Soul Rush

Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Author: Marion Goldman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814732909

Category: Religion

Page: 219

View: 1483


Yoga. Humanistic Psychology. Meditation. Holistic Healing. These practices are commonplace today. Yet before the early 1960s they were atypical options for most people outside of the upper class or small groups of educated spiritual seekers. Esalen Institute, a retreat for spiritual and personal growth in Big Sur, California, played a pioneering role in popularizing quests for self-transformation and personalized spirituality. This “soul rush” spread quickly throughout the United States as the Institute made ordinary people aware of hundreds of ways to select, combine, and revise their beliefs about the sacred and to explore diverse mystical experiences. Millions of Americans now identify themselves as spiritual, not religious, because Esalen paved the way for them to explore spirituality without affiliating with established denominations The American Soul Rush explores the concept of spiritual privilege and Esalen’s foundational influence on the growth and spread of diverse spiritual practices that affirm individuals’ self-worth and possibilities for positive personal change. The book also describes the people, narratives, and relationships at the Institute that produced persistent, almost accidental inequalities in order to illuminate the ways that gender is central to religion and spirituality in most contexts.

The Soul Collector

A Tale of Time

Author: Rulon E. Cammack

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468908677

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1192


From Rome's Coliseum to the temples of ancient Egypt; with the fiery death of a Templar knight and the escape of concentration camp prisoners in Nazi Germany; Nefaste's journal unveils the unseen battle of good and evil's impact on history before Janis Koppel is drawn into its vortex.

Dark Nights of the Soul

A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals

Author: Thomas Moore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101097380

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 963


Every human life is made up of the light and the dark, the happy and the sad, the vital and the deadening. How you think about this rhythm of moods makes all the difference. Our lives are filled with emotional tunnels: the loss of a loved one or end of a relationship, aging and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing sense of dissatisfaction with life. Society tends to view these “dark nights” in clinical terms as obstacles to be overcome as quickly as possible. But Moore shows how honoring these periods of fragility as periods of incubation and positive opportunities to delve the soul’s deepest needs can provide healing and a new understanding of life’s meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul presents these metaphoric dark nights not as the enemy, but as times of transition, occasions to restore yourself, and transforming rites of passage, revealing an uplifting and inspiring new outlook on such topics as: • The healing power of melancholy • The sexual dark night and the mysteries of matrimony • Finding solace during illness and in aging • Anxiety, anger, and temporary Insanities • Linking creativity, spirituality, and emotional struggles • Finding meaning and beauty in the darkness

Healing the Soul of America

Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens

Author: Marianne Williamson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439128944

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 828


Healing That Reaches Beyond the Self In this landmark work, Marianne Williamson reminds us that there is a point in everyone's spiritual journey where the search for self-awareness can turn into self-preoccupation. All of us are better off when contemplation of holy principles is at the center of our lives. But it is in applying those principles in our lives that we forge the true marriage between heaven and earth. In the compassionate but clear-eyed prose that has won her so many avid readers, Williamson shows us that the principles which apply to our personal healing also apply to the healing of the larger world. Calling on Americans to turn the compassion in our hearts into a powerful force for social good, Williamson shows us how to transform spiritual activism into a social activism that will in turn transform America into a nation seriously invested in the hope of every child and in the potential of every adult.

Friend of the Soul

A Benedictine Spirituality of Work

Author: Norvene Vest

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 156101138X

Category: Religion

Page: 156

View: 4220


In this second book in her series on Benedictine spirituality, Norvene Vest brings the insights of Benedict s Rule to the world of work. A gifted interpreter of Benedict s wisdom, Vest examines with empathy and clarity the plight of men and women who wish for their work to be life-giving, a service to others, and the place where they can experience the presence of God. Vest brings Benedict s perspective to three areas of work discontent today: the stress of performance, overproduction, and acquisitiveness. To these she opposes three Benedictine principles: vocation, or being called to what we do; stewardship, or taking care of what we are given; and obedience, or serving one another. Her emphasis is on the words of Benedict s primary text and its application for people today. Each chapter concludes with extensive spiritual exercises and food for thought."

Wisdom of the Soul

Author: Ms. Dorothy Jones

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462837727

Category: Poetry

Page: 376

View: 2441


The purpose of this book of poetry entitled "Wisdom Of The Soul," is to attempt to strengthen and enlighten, not to judge nor condemn. Its purpose also is to touch the lives, and to share in the encouragement of others and hopefully touching their hearts and saving of souls. The author speaks out through her poetry for those who want and need to be heard. Her desire is to reach the world of the needy, whether it be a spiritual need, natural need, emotional need or any or all of these factors. She desire her poetry to be a positive orator conveying the fact that love, faith, hope and all goodness and truth overcomes hatred, fear, prejudice, and all wrong-doings, and evil intentions. Through the writing of poetry, the author submerge deeply within herself going beyond her mind, but into her heart and soul emerging with the truths which convicted her to write with experience, strong conviction, and ardent passion for those who have been and still are victimized by various forms of conflicts and adversities in their lives. She desire the words of her poetry to come forth pure and clean-edged; going beyond the surface, from depth to depth, and to be a blessing and beneficial to all. The author continually attempt to instill in others through poetry the importance of living within the bounds of righteousness in order to inherit the kingdom of God, "for unrighteousness shall not inherit the kingdom of God." She emphasize the fact that we need to get ourselves ready for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are living in the last time, and Jesus Christ is still extending his love and mercy toward mankind wanting all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth. We must put aside all ungodliness, and seek Gods face; putting him first in our lives. The author desires her poems to capture the suppressed emotions that ones are too shy, embarrassed, or intimidated to express openly for fear of retaliation from others. We must not be afraid to speak out for truth and justice, fearing no man, who can only destroy our bodies, but fearing only God who can destroy both body and soul. The author writes about life and about death. She attest to the belief that our mortal lives should be lived to the fulliest daily in Gods way and after his will in order to obtain immortality and eternal life. Thus death in the end shall have no dominion over Eternal Life, and there is hope beyond the grave; if we die in Christ Jesus. To fear the Lord Jesus, to grow in grace and knowledge of him, to love, to be pure and faithful and to do all things in spirit and in truth is to truly obtain spiritual wisdom.

Logos and Life: The Three Movements of the Soul

The Spontaneous and the Creative in Man’s Self-Interpretation-in-the-Sacred

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400928394

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

View: 6299


PART I THE CRITIQUE OF REASON CONTINUED: FROM LOGOS TO ANTI-LOGOS 1. THE NEW CRITIQUE OF REASON A new critique of reason is the crucial task imposed on the philosophy of our times as we emerge more and more from so-called "modernism" into a historical phase which will have to take its own paths and find its own determination. It may be considered that the main developmental line of modern times in its philosophy as well as in its culture at large was traced by the Cartesian cogito. The unfolding of Occidental philos ophy has culminated in reason or intellect's being awarded the central place. This is its specific trait. We can see a direct line of progression from the cogito to Kant's Critique. It is no wonder that this work is the landmark of modern philosophy. Kant's Critique was concerned with the foundation of the sciences. Edmund-Husserllaunched a second major, renewed, critique of reason, one which addresses not only the critical situation of the sciences but extends the critique even to the situation of Occidental culture as its malaise is diagnosed by this great thinker. Edmund Husserl voiced, in fact, the conviction that Occidental humanity has reached in our age the peak of its unfolding. His identify ing this peak with the formulation of phenomenological philosophy strikes at the point in which the significant and novel developments of Occidental culture and philosophy (phenomenology, that is) coincide.