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A Feather on the Breath of God

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ISBN 10 : 9781429944946
Pages : 192 pages
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Download A Feather on the Breath of God in PDF Full Online Free by Sigrid Nunez and published by Picador. This book was released on 2005-12-27 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning author of The Friend, comes A Feather on the Breath of God: a mesmerizing story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother. Growing up in a housing project in the 1950s and 1960s, she escapes into dreams inspired both by her parents' stories and by her own reading and, for a time, into the otherworldly life of ballet. A yearning, homesick mother, a silent and withdrawn father, the ballet--these are the elements that shape the young woman's imagination and her sexuality.

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Diasporic Representations

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Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
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ISBN 10 : 9783643108319
Pages : 199 pages
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Download Diasporic Representations in PDF Full Online Free by Pin-chia Feng and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2010 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Diasporic Representations examines the stratification of various diasporic subjectivities through a close reading of fiction by Chinese American women writers of different social and class backgrounds. Deploying a strategy of “attentive reading,” Feng engages intersecting issues of historicity, spatiality, and bodily imagination from diasporic and feminist perspectives to illuminate the dynamics of deterritorialization and reterritorialization in Chinese American novels in this transnational age.

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A Feather Blown On The Breath Of God

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ISBN 10 : 9781479784769
Pages : 88 pages
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Download A Feather Blown On The Breath Of God in PDF Full Online Free by Sheryl Stewart and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2013 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fun collection of short stories with a Native American theme, A Feather Blown on the Breath of God is a series of stories from that ancient time when it was common to speak with animals, plants, clouds, fire, and the very rocks themselves. The concept "all my relatives" respects the spirit in all aspects of Creation and teaches that humanity is created to be a responsible part of a truly extended family. You will meet a young Native American from a time so ancient that he is on hand to see the birth of the Moon itself. Watch him as he grows, earns his adult name, and becomes chief. Discover the wisdom of the Great Spirit in his many adventures as he is blown, as we all are, by the breath of God through life. His stories are great resources for parents, pastors, youth leaders, and church educators; yet, they are mainly designed to be read and colored by a child. As each character discovers their part in God's web of life, they enable us to explore the miracle of God's love and a plan of salvation that includes us all.

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Hildegard of Bingen

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Publisher : Paulist Press
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ISBN 10 : 0809131307
Pages : 564 pages
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Download Hildegard of Bingen in PDF Full Online Free by Saint Hildegard and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 564 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, and Islamic traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.

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The Soul of Higher Education

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Publisher : IAP
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ISBN 10 : 9781641136983
Pages : 171 pages
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Download The Soul of Higher Education in PDF Full Online Free by Margaret Benefiel and published by IAP. This book was released on 2019-05-01 with total page 171 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Soul of Higher Education: Contemplative Pedagogy, Research and Institutional Life for the Twenty-first Century contributes to an understanding of the importance and implications of a contemplative grounding for higher education. It is the sixth in a series entitled Advances in Workplace Spirituality: Theory, Research and Application, which is intended to be an authoritative and comprehensive series in the field. This volume consists of chapters written by noted scholars from both Eastern and Western traditions that shed light on the following questions: • What is an appropriate epistemological grounding for contemplative higher education? How dues the current dominant epistemology in higher education mitigate against contemplative teaching, learning, and research? What alternatives can be offered? • How can a contemplative culture be nurtured in the classroom? What difference does that culture make in teaching and learning? What is the role of individual and institutional leadership in creating and sustaining this culture? • What is contemplative research? How can the emerging field of contemplative studies fit into the twenty-first-century university? • What can faculty and students learn from contemplative practices about how to find peace of mind in a world of higher education characterized by increasing complexity, financial pressures, and conflicts? • What does a contemplative organizational structure look like in higher education? How can committees, faculty meetings, and administrative teams use contemplative practices to work more effectively together? • How can contemplative decision-making processes be used in higher education? Given hierarchies, turf wars, and academics’ propensity for using argument as a weapon, is it possible to introduce contemplative practices into decision-making situations in appropriate ways?

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Reconstructing Hybridity

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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 10 : 9789042021419
Pages : 330 pages
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Download Reconstructing Hybridity in PDF Full Online Free by Joel Kuortti and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2007-01 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This interdisciplinary collection of critical articles seeks to reassess the concept of hybridity and its relevance to post-colonial theory and literature. The challenging articles written by internationally acclaimed scholars discuss the usefulness of the term in relation to such questions as citizenship, whiteness studies and transnational identity politics. In addition to developing theories of hybridity, the articles in this volume deal with the role of hybridity in a variety of literary and cultural phenomena in geographical settings ranging from the Pacific to native North America. The collection pays particular attention to questions of hybridity, migrancy and diaspora.

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Publisher : Virago Press
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ISBN 10 : 0349014256
Pages : 288 pages
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The Colonization of Psychic Space

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Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780816644742
Pages : 272 pages
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Download The Colonization of Psychic Space in PDF Full Online Free by Kelly Oliver and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oliver (philosophy, Vanderbilt U.) does not attempt to apply psychoanalysis to oppression. Rather she transforms psychoanalytic concepts such as alienation, melancholy, and shame into social concepts by developing a psychoanalytic theory based on a notion of the individual or psyche that is thoroughly social. The psyche and the social world are so

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Camino Divina—Walking the Divine Way

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ISBN 10 : 9781594736162
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Camino Divina—Walking the Divine Way in PDF Full Online Free by Gina Marie Mammano and published by SkyLight Paths Publishing. This book was released on 2016-04-04 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspired by the ancient spiritual practices of lectio divina and walking meditation, camino divina helps you explore whole new worlds inside yourself as well as re-view the natural world around you by combining mindful walking with inspiring phrases and spiritual exercises. Includes introductions to twelve spiritual luminaries and their work.

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes]

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9781567207361
Pages : 1256 pages
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Download The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes] in PDF Full Online Free by Guiyou Huang and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-12-30 with total page 1256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.

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A Sensual Faith

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Publisher : Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
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ISBN 10 : 1551455021
Pages : 50 pages
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Download A Sensual Faith in PDF Full Online Free by Ian Price and published by Wood Lake Publishing Inc.. This book was released on 2001-09 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This five-session group study explores each of the five senses as a doorway to deepening our faith and encountering God. Use it for a midweek group or a week-long focused study. Touch God through a hug from a friend, hear God in the laughter of a child, breathe in God through the aroma of the salty sea, see God in the wings of a butterfly, taste God in the texture of bread. Simple experiential exercises and activities inspire participants to reflect on God, life, biblical passages, and themselves. Features: Outlines five sessions for group study; Leader notes list materials needed for whole program; Flexibility allows group to tailor program to suit needs of participants.

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What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations

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Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN 10 : 9780191500541
Pages : 176 pages
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Download What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations in PDF Full Online Free by Elizabeth Knowles and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2006-10-26 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Follow the money Fresh fields and pastures new A good day to bury bad news If the glove doesn't fit you must acquit Brings together a fascinating range of wrongly remembered sayings, popular summaries of original thoughts, and apocryphal or unverifiable comments attributed to a particular person. By revealing what was (and was not) really said, this book celebrates the colour and inventiveness of language change.

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Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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ISBN 10 : 9780241885239
Pages : 260 pages
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Download Everyday Divine in PDF Full Online Free by Mary DeTurris Poust and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2012-11-06 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many people today are looking for opportunities to bring the spiritual into their everyday lives in non-traditional ways. Their days are so busy they can't imagine how they can fit in time to kneel or sit in prayer on a regular basis. As a result, they fly from one activity to the next at breakneck speed, always looking forward to some nonexistent time in the future when things will slow down long enough to allow them to breathe, center themselves, and pray. Everyday Divine: A Catholic Guide to Active Spirituality helps busy readers explore different ways to achieve a place of stillness and peace while remaining very much in the world. In fact, the day-to-day activities of life become the pathway to prayer-even the prayer itself. Drawing on Catholic tradition, from the Desert Fathers and Mothers to ancient monastics to modern-day saints and sages, Everyday Divine looks at how we can adapt these ancient practices for modern times, quoting holy men and women on various methods and offering practical instructions and suggestions to help people put them into practice. Readers learn how to find spiritual peace while immersed in everyday activities, such as: - Housework and chores - Workouts and exercise - Cooking, eating, and fasting - Listening to music - Traveling and making pilgrimages - Living among the noise of daily life The book also includes personal stories from the author and others, and will weave in practices from specific spiritualities-such as Franciscan, Benedictine, and Trappist-to show how these practices fit into the bigger Catholic picture.

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Yogamass

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Publisher : Balboa Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781504377768
Pages : 302 pages
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Download Yogamass in PDF Full Online Free by Gena Davis and published by Balboa Press. This book was released on 2017-04-21 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: YogaMass: Embodying Christ Consciousness bridges yogic principles and practices with Christian spirituality and worship as a path for bringing the whole self (body, mind, soul, and spirit) to the experience of spiritual awakening. The author, an ordained Episcopal priest, weaves together spiritual practices from different traditions with her own discovery that yogas ancient truths are complementary with Christian beliefs taking one deeper into the spiritual life in ways that people of diverse faiths can embrace. Blending yogic practices with Christian spirituality and worship, the Reverend Gena Davis has co-created an exciting and powerful new practice of spiritual ritual and celebration called YogaMass that leads to embodying Christ Consciousness. On and off the yoga mat, this book points the way to discovering a whole-self spiritual experience and connecting with God through an awakened open mind and heart. I loved this book! The author, the Reverend Gena Davis, shares the story of her amazing spiritual journey that culminates in the creation of the worlds first YogaMass service. This alone would make the book well worth reading, but throughout, she integrates sacred writings, stories, and poems from spiritual masters of western and eastern spirituality, all the while never losing sight of her own Christian heritage. It is a remarkable accomplishment. You will be blessed by this book and want to share it with others. - The Reverend Dr. John K. Graham, president and CEO, Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center, Houston I am delighted and privileged to encourage those who seek to worship God with all that is within to pick up and digest this spiritual teaching presented by the Reverend Gena Davis. Gena has captured the importance of worshipping God with, as the Psalmist uttered, all that is within me. I am fascinated by the interplay of yoga and liturgy within these pages, and find myself wanting to go deeper into both. I think the Reverend Davis is on to something that has been lacking in our Christian path and tradition. The interweaving of her personal narrative and the spiritual insights she gained through the study and practice of yoga unveils how Gods truth makes itself known through many different paths. - The Reverend Dr. Richard Kleiman, retired Presbyterian pastor Yoga is an exploration based on experiential processes. It is defined by our own internal truth! Making Yoga universal but deeply personal is something Gena Davis expresses so beautifully. - Robert Boustany, Yoga instructor and master, and founder of Pralaya Yoga system

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Consciousness V Catastrophe

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ISBN 10 : 9781514494103
Pages : 292 pages
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Download Consciousness V Catastrophe in PDF Full Online Free by Gillian Ross and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2016-06-25 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." Albert Einstein. The current crises besetting humanity call for a revolution in consciousness and a mystical renaissance that will bring about a whole new story of what it means to be human. To this end, Consciousness v Catastrophe introduces the reader to the new philosophy of Evolutionary Spirituality. It is a philosophy that is engaging visionary scientists, philosophers and spiritual thinkers across the planet. They are forging a new understanding of evolution that honours science, reframes culture and radically updates spirituality. Evolutionary Spirituality celebrates the realization that the creative energy, that has driven the evolution of the universe for billions of years, is now becoming conscious of itself through us. It sees consciousness, not matter, as centre stage in the mystery that is evolution and reconnects us to the sacred dimension of existence. Above all, it helps to liberate us from the contracting concerns of ego, inspiring us to awaken our mystical and creative potential, and serve the bigger picture with humility, gratitude and a profound sense of our unique purpose. The first half of the book looks at the Big Picture of evolution- physical and cultural - and brings the reader into the revolutionary implications of seeing human consciousness as the emerging driving force of evolution replacing natural selection. The second half explores the new story of Evolutionary Spirituality, including its compatibility with contemporary scientific knowledge and the possibilities for consciousness that can be gleaned from the spiritual wisdom of mystics from all times and traditions. With the help of profound quotations and website references, the book aims to inspire the reader to explore the teachings of many of the most prominent evolutionaries who, in their writings and in online conversations and courses, are promoting the consciousness revolution across the planet.

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Hildegard of Bingen

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ISBN 10 : 9781594735141
Pages : 240 pages
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The Mystics Who Came to Dinner

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ISBN 10 : 9781608339167
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