"Blue Clouds" is an unleashing and synthesis of one woman's silent voice, now expressing a fertile repertoire of poems and poignant short essays. It is a collection of a soul's deeper creative intelligence. "Blue Clouds" is a unique form of poetic syntax, divided into five pivotal points of inspiration: Nature, Soul, Dreams, Love and Shadows. It is undefinable and renders its readers with an unexpected connection to their own emotional exploration.
Author: K. G. Bell
Release Date: 2002-10-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
James Melvin Scott's book, The Missouri Kid, chronicles the life of a boy growing up in the Missouri Ozarks. While his parents, who were farmers, didn't have much--very few families did--they provided their four children with a rich childhood in an environment surrounded by nature. Missouri is a network of great rivers and magnificent streams. Scott grew up hunting and fishing on the rivers and in the Ozark Hills of Missouri. Scott's story takes you through his early years, through his youth when he played high school basketball and was a cowboy in the rodeo, and into adulthood when he eventually left Missouri and crossed the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim with a friend as he headed out West, to California, to pursue the American dream.
Author: Glenn Stewart Coles
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release Date: 2009-06
Are you ready to change your world? Transformation begins with awareness. Soulwork 101 provides enlightening articles and exercises that encourage self-growth. Contains new concepts, old ideas and intriguing questions.
Author: Thomas Kjeller Johansen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Thomas Kjeller Johansen presents a new account of Aristotle's major work on psychology, the De Anima. He argues that Aristotle explains a variety of psychological phenomena—including perception, intellect, memory, and imagination—by reference to the soul's capacities, and considers how Aristotle adopts and adapts this theory in his later works.
Author: BRANDEN J. DAVIS
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2014-03-21
Jaylen finds himself constantly taunted by supernatural forces. The love that he shares with Marlanna restores his strength when facing extermination. He has to overcome the challenges brought to him by the realm of the unknown all while being perceived to be a patient at a mental institution. The very people that he vows to protect only consider him to be delusional. His only means of survival is a forbidden spirit bend on the destruction of all humanity. Will he have the courage and strength to protect his loved ones from the supernatural forces or will the dark forces consume the human existence.
Author: St. John of the Cross
Publisher: TAN Books
Release Date: 2010-05-11
In Dark Night of the Soul, Saint John of the Cross presents for us a portrait painted from his own experience of one who advances successfully through the struggles of the spiritual life. The dark night that St John describes is not abandonment by God but special consideration from Him for those who desire to purify and perfect their souls. With a soul purified from earthly attachments, we can advance through the much quoted but oft misunderstood dark night of the souls into unity with God. By accepting the desolation and difficulty of this process, the soul cooperates with God and opens itself to receiving and revealing more perfectly God's glory. Be not afraid--Dark Night of the Soul, though austere and exacting in its instructions for holy living, is laced with St. John's charity and kindness, his love of all things beautiful and sacred--including you.
Approaching the study of literature as a unique form of the philosophy of language and mind--as a study of how we produce nonsense and imagine it as sense--this is a book about our human ways of making and losing meaning. Brett Bourbon asserts that our complex and variable relation with language defines a domain of meaning and being that is misconstrued and missed in philosophy, in literary studies, and in our ordinary understanding of what we are and how things make sense. Accordingly, his book seeks to demonstrate how the study of literature gives us the means to understand this relationship. The book itself is framed by the literary and philosophical challenges presented by Joyce's Finnegan's Wake and Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. With reference to these books and the problems of interpretation and meaning that they pose, Bourbon makes a case for the fundamental philosophical character of the study of literature, and for its dependence on theories of meaning disguised as theories of mind. Within this context, he provides original accounts of what sentences, fictions, non-fictions, and poems are; produces a new account of the logical form of fiction and of the limits of interpretation that follow from it; and delineates a new and fruitful domain of inquiry in which literature, philosophy, and science intersect. Table of Contents: Preface Note on Abbreviations Introduction: What Are We When We Are Not? Part I The Surface of Language and the Absence of Meaning 1. From Soul-Making to Person-Making 2. The Logical Form of Fiction 3. The Emptiness of Literary Interpretation 4. To Be But Not To Mean 5. How Do Oracles Mean? Part II Senses and Nonsenses: Joyce's Finnegans Wake and Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations 6. A Twitterlitter of Nonsense: Askesis at Finnegans Wake 7. The Analogy between Persons and Words 8. "The Human Body Is the Best Picture of the Human Soul" 9. The Senses of Time 10. Being Something and Meaning Something Bibliography Acknowledgments Index This is an adventurous and unusual book. Bourbon moves back and forth between literary and philosophical contexts with ease, showing in multifarious ways how the one can, often in unexpected ways, illuminate the other. Throughout these wide-ranging explorations Bourbon uncovers a good deal about both the nature of literary meaning and our distinctive -- if tellingly irreducible -- relations to literary texts. --Garry L. Hagberg, author of Art as Language: Wittgenstein, Meaning, and Aesthetic Theory and Meaning and Interpretation: Wittgenstein, Henry James, and Literary Knowledge
Spiritual Whispers to the Soul is my first collection of poetry published by my newly created self-publishing company, Colorful Spirit Publishing. This book has been in the works for quite some time now, and it reflects the very essence of my heart and soul. Just like so many people, I have endured some of the hardest times in my life and could not understand why God would allow me to struggle so much. Even though God has blessed me with a wonderful family, good friends, and abundance in terms of work and other opportunities, my path has not always been an easy one. As I look back over the history of writing these poems, I was inspired to write about so many different experiences God wanted me to go through. In fact, it has been through my struggles and the writing of these poems, that I have grown closer to God and become an even stronger spiritual soul. It is my hope that, as you read my poetry collection, that you will find the spiritual strength you have been seeking to face hard times and to know that you are not alone. I promise you that there is a poem in this collection that covers so many aspects of human suffering, and yet through God's guidance, He helped me to discover through my own life lessons, how to convey my own spiritual truths to all of you as well as the valuable lessons I have learned along the way. As you read Spiritual Whispers to the Soul, I truly do have faith that you will hear spiritual wisdom echoed through practical experiences as well as feel encouraged knowing that you are not alone in your struggles. My prayer is that these poems offer much faith, hope, love, inspiration, encouragement, and healing to your own soul that is in need for guidance. I also hope these poems help you embrace your own destiny and learn valuable truths on your own journey in life. Enjoy, my friends, and keep the faith. These spiritual whispers echoed in the art of poetry I have come to love so much is for you.
Author: Brian Lightbody
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2015-04-21
In Romans 7:14-25, Paul declares, "For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want, is what I do" (KJV). St. Paul's statement is a universal truth for all human beings; humans--whether Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, or atheists--are prone to committing free actions that are not "good." Furthermore, and irrespective of how we might construe the notion of "good" (whether as acting in accordance with some religious or spiritual precept or simply doing what is in one's best interest), we often knowingly and freely choose actions that may, or in fact do, harm us. There is a name given to such actions. We call them "weak-willed." "Weakness of will," or akrasia, has perplexed philosophers, theologians, and laypersons alike for centuries. This book reveals why the idea has caused so much bafflement and consternation for so many. The main thrust of the work, however, is to illuminate and inspire: Lightbody seeks to demonstrate, concretely, how and why we are weak-willed. By extracting an "alchemical touchstone" from Plato's middle period philosophy, Lightbody, in addition, reveals how we may transmute harmful appetites into life-edifying passions.
Author: Robert Shapiro
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Arcturus is the name given to the star system some thirty-seven light-years from our own. It includes at least a half dozen planetary bodies and is many times larger and much older than our own star and its system. Arcturian involvement with our system began over three million years ago when a space colony--a galactic space station--was established on Velatropa 24.4, otherwise known as Mars. With its 40,000-year warm cycles, Mars provided the perfect experimental way station. If anything went wrong, at least those on the Arcturus system would not be affected--or so it was thought. Some of those in command of the Martian project had not considered carefully enough the inexorable efficacy of karma, the law of cause and effect. By the time strange events began to transpire on Mars, little did anyone on Mars or Arcturus reckon the strange consequences of forgetting about each other's mutual existence. Thus unfolds the tale of the Arcturian experimental way station, V.24.4, otherwise kno
Author: Patricia A. Leffingwell
Release Date: 2011-01-19
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Patricia Leffingwell, a high school reading teacher in Florida, received an ominous message from a prominent psychic medium. This message threw her life off track, and Leffingwell soon found herself propelled into an incredible, self-revealing spiritual and paranormal odyssey. Through difficult trials leading up to and following her spiritual awakening, Leffingwell became aware of her own psychic abilities. We are all born with them, but these abilities are often blamed on overactive childhood imaginations. We thwart our own connection to the other world, but this avoidance can easily become acceptance in adulthood—if we open ourselves up to illumination. A Walk between the Clouds: Messages from the Other Side is an adventurous and enlightening memoir, in which Leffingwell shares her own other-worldly encounters and teaches you how to keep your own psychic journal. Once you realize there are no coincidences, you will be open to seeing the psychic phenomenon in your own life—and in doing so, you will feel fulfilled, informed, and divinely peaceful.
Author: James L. Rubart
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2012-11-05
“Every now and then we get a break from reality. A glimpse into the other world that is more real than the reality we live in 99 percent of our days. The Bible is about a world of demons and angels and great evil and even greater glory.” What if you could travel inside another person’s soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds. To help set them free to step boldly into their divinely designed future. Thirty years ago that’s exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away his future. Now God has drawn Reece out of the shadows to fulfill a prophecy spoken over him three decades ago. A prophecy about four warriors with the potential to change the world . . . if Reece will face his deepest regret and teach them what he has learned. They gather at a secluded and mysterious ranch deep in the mountains of Colorado, where they will learn to see the spiritual world around them with stunning clarity—and how to step into the supernatural. Their training is only the beginning. The four have a destiny to pursue a freedom even Reece doesn’t fully fathom. But they have an enemy hell-bent on destroying them and he’ll stop at nothing to keep them from their quest for true freedom and the coming battle of souls. “Readers with high blood pressure or heart conditions be warned: this is a seriously heart-thumping and satisfying read that goes to the edge, jumps off, and 'builds wings on the way down.'” —Publishers Weekly
Author: Eileen Moore Koenigsberg
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2009-08-31
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Vaporizing Clouds: Exploring Mind, Body, & Spirit by Eileen Moore Koenigsberg We all know there is more to this world than meets the eye. We all have a great potential inside. Most of us only explore the tip of our own icebergs, of ourselves. This book will help you to explore further, deeper into the workings of your mind, deeper into the connection to your inner self. It will help you to see how you influence life in a profound way, and how you can become more aware of your whole consciousness. Vaporizing real, physical clouds is something we can all learn to do. This book shows you how. You will realize through doing the various exercises and techniques, how much impact you have on your life, on your environment, on things you would never have imagined. You will be given keys to working with the Universal Laws, including the Law of Attraction, understanding and directing your mind, and exploring your inner connection to Source. We all have many different clouds in our lives. We often see clouds as things that are in our way, or in the way of the light. Come with an open mind and heart, explore your mind, body and spirit, and uncover your own light of understanding. Namaste!
Mounting the Clouds reflects appreciation of everyday pleasures: a "smile" from the sun, the source of joy on a particular day, the rainbow that shows one's "beauty from head to toe," some precious time spent at the beach, or flowers that "glow and glow of joy." Poetry lovers will find a treasure in this collection of passionate and moving verse.