The Art of Silence
By Amber Hatch
Discover the art of silence In our day-to-day lives, most of us are absolutely bombarded by sound and visual stimuli. We lurch from one activity to the next feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Messages from media, advertising and popular culture tell us that having more will help us find happiness, yet instead we feel overloaded and burnt out. The Art of Silence offers us an antidote.It explores how we can use silence as a strategy for living well; a guiding principle to help us reign in our chaotic lifestyles and redress the balance of this crazy, noisy world that we live in. It can give us the space we need to allow our bodies and minds to relax and become the healthy, wholesome individuals we want to be. The Art of Silence explores three ways that we can harness the power of silence and bring more of it into our lives. It considers how we can take practical steps to quiet our environments and timetables; how we can cultivate peaceful relationships; and how we can work with the mind to nurture an inner peace, regardless of the circumstances.
All Over the Place
By Geraldine DeRuiter
Most travel memoirs involve a button-nosed protagonist nursing a broken heart who, rather than tearfully watching The Princess Bride while eating an entire 5-gallon vat of ice cream directly out of the container (like a normal person), instead decides to travel the world, inevitably falling for some chiseled stranger with bulging pectoral muscles and a disdain for wearing clothing above the waist.This is not that kind of book.Geraldine met the love of her life long before this story began, on a bus in Seattle surrounded by drunk college kids. She gets lost constantly, wherever she goes. And her nose would never, ever be considered "button-like."Hilarious, irreverent and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the five-year period that kicked off when Geraldine got laid off from a job she loved and took off to travel the world. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them. She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she understands her Russian father now better than ever before. She learned that at least half of what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called "being Italian." She learned about unemployment and brain tumors and lost luggage and lost opportunities and just getting lost, in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe. And she learned what it's like to travel the world with someone you already know and love. How that person can help you make sense of things, and can, by some sort of alchemy, make foreign cities and far-off places feel like home. In All Over the Place, Geraldine imparts the insight she gained while being far from home-wry, surprising, but always sincere, advice about marriage, family, health, and happiness that come from getting lost and finding the unexpected.
The Art of Finding Yourself
By Fiona Robertson
Our identities are built on the stories we tell ourselves about our experiences, other people, and the world, and on the beliefs that we're truly separate beings and that there's something wrong with us-the roots of all suffering. But when you have the courage to really inquire, you discover that your story is not real, your image is not real, and even your woundedness is not real. All that's left is truth: you are not the person you've taken yourself to be, and you're certainly not alone. With the Living Inquiries, you have an effective, structured method for realizing that you are not separate or deficient.In The Art of Finding Yourself, Robertson shares how her own sense of suffering-especially the deep, painful belief that there was something wrong with her-led her to the Living Inquiries, and what this self-inquisitive process looks like in real life. In reflecting on her own personal journey, she helps you explore and unravel the stories that keep you feeling isolated and not good enough. "Living the inquiries" means approaching life without protecting your story, defending your self-image, or hiding from your deepest pain. It's living with no added analysis, interpretation, judgment, or theorizing, and it can transform your life!No matter how flawed or enlightened you think you are, no matter how much work you think you've done or left undone, you're always faced with life and influenced by your own stories-and getting beyond those stories requires a deep, inward journey. With this book, you'll discover what it means to realize you are not the separate self you thought you were, and find engaging, insightful reflections on how to move forward in life using the transformative Living Inquiries.
By Laura Davis Werezak
Our world is full of distractions that do not promote the health of individual souls. What can people do when they feel they have no time or ways to find God? In her new book ATTEND, Laura Davis Werezak reminds readers to encounter God through 40 brief everyday activities that they have been taking for granted, from opening a window to jotting down a dream. Modern life and technology increasingly render these activities obsolete, and readers who struggle to connect with God through "typical" devotions will discover depth in their everyday lives through each beautifully written exercise. Like the wisdom Brother Lawrence provided in his 17th century spiritual classic The Practice of the Presence of God, these daily reminders guide readers to appreciate God in our midst today.
By Greg Goode
It was a feeling of separation and a need for nonphysical nourishment that led Greg Goode on a spiritual search, sorting through a variety of traditions and their doctrines, and eventually to non-duality and the Direct Path approach to self-inquiry. In this book, he offers an accessible, non-dogmatic guide to this process, sharing secrets of the Direct Path that are rarely revealed.Rather than a prescriptive, step-by-step book, After Awareness is a presentation of how the Direct Path works, examining lesser-known aspects of the path and providing context, examples, and critiques of its methods. You'll learn how to use the tools of non-dual self-inquiry-as well as when to discard them-and find a set of less doctrinaire terms and pointers for discussing non-dual awareness and the Direct Path in a twenty-first-century context.With this open, pragmatic, and deconstructive approach, you'll see the Direct Path from all angles and be able to draw your own conclusions. You'll also discover ways to talk about self-inquiry and non-dual awareness in mixed settings. Most important, you'll learn how an exploration that begins with everyday perspectives and experiential investigations into the nature of the "I" can lead to a sense of true peace, free from all judgments and self-consciousness.
By Stephen Joseph
The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives. People strive for joined-up living, where on the one hand what they say and do reflects what they think and feel, and on the other what they think and feel reflects who they are.Stephen Joseph has pioneered developments in research into authenticity, drawing on the solid science of positive psychology to develop what has become one of the gold-standard tests for assessing authenticity. His and others' findings reveal that when people are in relationships in which they feel accepted, understood and valued, they drop their defences. They naturally begin to examine themselves psychologically, accommodate new information and live more authentically. What's more, the latest studies reveal that it is authenticity that leads to true happiness.In Authentic, Stephen Joseph presents his fresh and inspiring perspective on the psychology of authenticity alongside practical advice and exercises for the reader. Drawing on the wisdom of existential philosophers, the insights and research of psychologists, and case studies from his own and others' clinical experiences, he shows how authenticity is the foundation of human flourishing - as well as how the ideas relate to debates about the importance of happiness.
ABCs Of Christianity
By Terdema Ussery
Yes, this is Grandma's religion. The underpinnings are the same rock solid concepts taught for 2,000 years. But this book is what texting is to ancient scrolls with each concept presented in concise, almost outline, form. Every doctrine is further referenced by Scripture, allowing readers to use the Bible translation of their choice-whether it be a leather-bound King James Version on onion-skin paper, a Biblical translation app, (on phone or tablet), or favorite spirituality Internet site. Stripped of anecdotes, wordsmithing, and other mechanics used to communicate biblical truth, this handbook is meant to serve all who wish to live in the now and experience the gift of actively knowing God.
By Iván Sende
Our hero (is he Ivan himself, or is he "Everyman?") searches for the "Truth with a capital T" across Asia and at home in his native Spain. He goes through stages that you may recognize in yourself or others-often amusing with hindsight, but not always so at the time. To tell you any more would be to spoil your fun-suffice it to say that you may find yourself reading it quite quickly and then going back to re-read more carefully the parts that touched you. Iván Sende has travelled widely in the East. He has wrestled with the concept of no-self and other conundrums of the spiritual search. The "seemingly banal" events that happened in India were (with hindsight) a turning point, but his journey while at home in Spain is as enthralling as anything that happened on his travels in "exotic" countries. Ivan is an artist and illustrator and lives in Spain.
Andy Steves' Europe
By Andy Steves
Pick a Weekend, Pick a City, and Go!This book picks up where crowdsourcing leaves off, covering the flashpacker skills you need for spur-of-the-moment trips to Europe's top destinations. Follow three-day plans to explore each city. Learn which cities match your interests and which can be easily combined for a longer trip, including itineraries for Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Rome, and Venice. See iconic sights. Check the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, and the Colosseum off your bucket list,and use Andy's tips to save time and skip lines. Hit the local hot spots. Chill at Amsterdam's coffee shops, study mixology at London's speakeasies, and bust moves at Barcelona's beach clubs. Enjoy the best,and cheapest,local cuisine. Graze at crêperies in Paris, pubs in Dublin, and aperitivo in Rome. Become a temporary local. Adapt to the culture to enjoy authentic, unforgettable experiences. Master digital travel. Discover how tools like AirBnB and Uber can help you make the most of your money in Europe. Connect with other travellers. Head to the most popular hostels for a ready-made, real-life social network.Whether you're looking to study abroad or just explore Europe without breaking the bank, Andy Steves Europe is the guide for you.
Atlas of Lost Cities
By Aude de Tocqueville
Like humans, cities are mortal. They are born, they thrive, and they eventually die. In Atlas of Lost Cities, Aude de Tocqueville tells the compelling narrative of the rise and fall of such notable places as Pompeii, Teotihuacán, and Angkor. She also details the less well known, including Centralia, an abandoned Pennsylvania town consumed by unquenchable underground fire; Nova Citas de Kilamba in Angola, where housing, schools, and stores were built for 500,000 people that never came; and Epecuen, a tourist town in Argentina now swallowed up by water. Original artwork shows the location of the lost cities, as well as a depiction of how they looked when they thrived.
The Angel Effect
By John Geiger
The author of the bestselling The Third Man Factor examines the shockingly common phenomenon of the"Angel Effect&rdquo: when people feel visited by an otherworldly presence in times of great danger or desperation.Do"angels&rdquo exist?I If so, are they heaven-sent or products of the human brain? After the publication of the bestseller The Third Man Factor, which examined the phenomenon of explorers who found themselves at the edge of death and experienced a benevolent presence that led them out of the impossible, John Geiger was inundated with firsthand accounts from people who had the same experience- a vivid presence that aided them as they faced crises ranging from physical and sexual assaults to automobile accidents, airplane crashes, serious illness, childbirth, and depression. The Angel Effect examines this phenomenon, and Geiger argues that it has the potential to aid us, even to save us, and asks whether it is a trainable skill. He investigates the numerous experiences along with historical accounts and scientific research as he reveals compelling discoveries about the human brain and our innate capacity to hope.
Afterlives Of The Rich And Famous
By Sylvia Browne
In AFTERLIVES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS, renowned psychic Sylvia Browne explains exactly what happens to our spirits when our bodies stop living. She describes what the Other Side is like, and how the celebrities that we have lost are coping in the world beyond. She begins with a brief biography of each celebrity, which helps lend important context to what is happening to them now in the afterlife. She then shares whatever information the celebrities care to discuss with her via her Spirit Guide Francine. Her insights include their regrets, their private thoughts, their role in the afterlife, details of who they visit on earth, and their plans for reincarnation if they have any. It is also fascinating to discover which celebrities strike up friendships and spend time together on the Other Side!Celebrities featured include: Elvis Presley, Princess Diana, Patrick Swayze, Anna Nicole Smith, Brittany Murphy, Heath Ledger, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Grace Kelly, Bob Marley and Audrey Hepburn.
The Art of Biblical Poetry
By Robert Alter
Three decades ago, renowned literary expert Robert Alter radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as not only a human creation but a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. In The Art of Biblical Poetry , his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative , Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible. Updated with a new preface, myriad revisions, and passages from Alter's own critically acclaimed biblical translations, The Art of Biblical Poetry is an indispensable tool for understanding the Bible and its poetry.
The Almighty Mackerel and His Holy Bootstraps
By J.C. Amberchele
Perhaps if something is said over and over a hundred different ways, it will finally sink in. And perhaps not. But if it is seen just once.... This book is an offering by the Absolute; an expression of a realization ultimately had by no one. Part I is comprised of 15 essays. The dialogues in Part II are based on conversations with five other incarcerated men over a period of four years. The author is indebted to these men, and to the English philosopher and spiritual teacher Douglas E. Harding for the awareness exercises and many of the terms presented in this book, and for his unique and incomparable expression of non-dual wisdom.
By Richard John Neuhaus
Christians are by their nature a people out of place. Their true home is with God in civic life, they are alien citizens in but not of the world." In American Babylon , eminent theologian Richard John Neuhaus examines the particular truth of that ambiguity for Catholics in America today. Neuhaus addresses the essential quandaries of Catholic life,assessing how Catholics can keep their heads above water in the sea of immorality that confronts them in the world, how they can be patriotic even though their true country is not in this world, and how they might reconcile their duties as citizens with their commitment to God. Deeply learned, frequently combative, and always eloquent, American Babylon is Neuhaus's magnum opus ,and will be essential reading for all Christians.
The Acupuncture Handbook
By Angela Hicks
Acupuncture is one of the most popular and widely accepted complementary therapies available to the general public. And yet many of us know little about it, what it can be used for, and how it works. This book explains: * What it feels like to have treatment* How acupuncture works* How acupuncture helps to balance your energy and strengthen your immune system* How it can successfully treat a wide variety of ailments, from panic attacks to hot flushes, asthma, joint pains and the common cold* Which of the 'Five Element' types you are and how this relates to your health* How acupuncture can be used safely and effectively to treat pregnant women, children, and animals* How to find the right practitioner. Self-help information and questionnaires are also included to enable you to discover more about your diagnosis.
By Elizabeth Fulton, Kathleen Prasad
Reiki is particularly effective in healing animals but there is very little specific information currently available. Whether you are a newcomer to the field of energy medicine, an experienced practitioner or an animal lover committed to learning everything you can about your companion's health, ANIMAL REIKI will open your eyes to a new level of healing and wellbeing. Discover how Reiki can: help maintain your animal's health on all levels; heal physical illness and injury; aid in emotional healing following trauma, abuse or neglect; accelerate healing after surgey; and provide comfort and support for dying animals.From dogs and cats to horses and birds, this book is everything you need to understand and appreciate the power of Reiki to heal and deepen the bond with the animals in your life.The book contains helpful black and white photos showing the hand positions for healing.
By Cassandra Eason
In the frantic modern world many people want to discover easy ways to improve the harmony of their lives, reduce stress and resolve problems. ANGEL MAGIC is a delightful, user-friendly guide to angels for busy people, providing inspiration and guidance in an easily-accessible format. Based in ancient tradition, the power of angels can be used to benefit you in many different ways. Cassandra reveals: * Angels to guide and inspire in every aspect of your life including love, prosperity and career * Advice on how to contact specific angels for specific situations * Ways to work with angels for healing, protection and wellbeing* A list of 250 named angels, with explanations on how they relate to the modern world and the individual's needsThis delightful, user-friendly guide to angels also makes a perfect gift.
All Pets Go To Heaven
By Sylvia Browne
The death of a pet is always a heart wrenching event. But in ALL PETS GO TO HEAVEN, Sylvia Browne uses her special psychic gift to provide comfort for those grieving over the loss of a beloved animal by showing how pets continue to be with us even after their deaths.Sylvia uses four decades' worth of research and true stories from her extraordinary career to reveal the psychic abilities of cats, dogs, horses and other creatures that have shared our homes and our hearts. She describes the unique personalities, quirks, habits and emotions that provide them with a soul. She explains how animals live on beyond the grave, and gives readers a unique peek into heartwarming tales of never-ending loyalty, heroic deeds and comic behaviour that show that pets are true human companions on both sides of life.
And Did Those Feet
By Charlie Connelly
The landscape of the British Isles is filled with history, much of which we miss as it flashes past the car window. Do we even realise that we're following the same path as the Tolpuddle Martyrs, or that we're driving past the exact spot where King Harold was killed, shot through the eye with an arrow? As a lover of both history and the British countryside, Charlie Connelly decided to rectify this, and set out on a series of walks that recreate famous historical journeys. En route he retells the story of the original trip while discovering who and what now inhabit these iconic routes. Walking in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Charlie journeys alongside Boudicca's ghost in Norfolk, relives Bonnie Prince Charlie's flight to Skye disguised as Flora MacDonald's maid and takes the same 32-mile round trip as the starving Louisburgh famine walkers. He suffers broken toes, becomes trapped in the Scottish Parliament and encounters dead poets and a surprisingly high number of mad old women in woolly hats. Told with Charlie's customary charm and wit, And Did Those Feet will reveal the historical secrets hidden in the much-loved coastal, country and urban landscapes of Britain.