Posts in category: Spirituality
By André Vauchez
In this towering paintings, André Vauchez attracts at the mammoth physique of scholarship on Francis of Assisi produced over the last 40 years in addition on as his personal services in medieval hagiography to inform the main finished and authoritative model of Francis’s existence and afterlife released long ago part century.
After an in depth and but enticing reconstruction of Francis's lifestyles and paintings, Vauchez specializes in the myriad texts—hagiographies, chronicles, sermons, own stories, etc.—of writers who recorded features of Francis's existence and circulate as they remembered them, and used those remembrances to build a portrait of Francis relevant to their matters. We see various types of his lifestyles mirrored within the paintings of Machiavelli, Luther, Voltaire, German and English romantics, pre-Raphaelites, Italian nationalists, and Mussolini, and detect how peace activists, ecologists, or interreligious dialogists have used his instance to advertise their a number of reasons. really noteworthy is the eye Vauchez will pay to Francis’s personal writings, which surprisingly sufficient were principally neglected by means of later interpreters.
The manufactured from a life of research, this e-book finds a historian on the peak of his powers.
Video clips are frequently tested for subtext and dramatizations of social and mental matters in addition to present activities. reports of famous Catholic administrators, resembling Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford, have made the quest for Catholic topics a credible box of exam. via a Catholic Lens maintains the quest for those topics and examines the Catholic undercurrents through learning nineteen movie administrators from world wide. even supposing those administrators could or is probably not training Catholics, their Catholic historical past are available of their writing and directing. each one bankruptcy, written by means of a distinct contributor, analyzes one movie of every director for its Catholic motifs. With the new bring up of cinema experiences, this assortment may be of curiosity to scholars and lecturers in addition to cinema buffs.
By Aleister Crowley
An admirable selection of Crowley's aphorisms-- Witty, refined, and instructive paradoxes that problem and exhilarate.
By Vadim Zeland
Transurfing fact used to be one of many best non-fiction bestsellers on the planet in 2005 and 2006. Unknown until now within the West, the sequence has offered over 1,300,000 copies in Russia in 3 years. This translation (by Natasha Micharina) describes a brand new means of taking a look at fact, certainly of constructing it. It presents a systematic rationalization of the legislation that assist you do that, build up a systematic version, conversing intimately approximately specific principles to stick with and giving vital how-to information, illustrated with examples. the writer introduces a method of particular phrases, notions, and metaphors, which jointly make a very convincing, thought-provoking thought of constructing your individual lifestyles. “You are governed by way of situations and it'll regularly be like that till you tips on how to deal with your reality,” says the writer. Bringing jointly the innovative of recent technological know-how and philosophical instructing, the book’s sort is popular-scientific, metaphorical and conversational. Books within the sequence: truth Transurfing 1: the gap of diversifications; fact Transurfing 2: A Rustle of Morning Stars; truth Transurfing three: ahead to the earlier; fact Transurfing four: Ruling truth; fact Transurfing five: Apples Fall to the Sky.
By Richard Bach
Within the cloud-washed airspace among the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a guy places his religion within the propeller of his biplane. For disenchanted author and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, trust is as actual as an entire tank of fuel and sparks firing within the cylinders ...until he meets Donald Shimoda - former mechanic and self-described messiah who could make wrenches fly and Richard's mind's eye soar...In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his out of the ordinary big apple instances bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes wing to find the ageless truths that supply our souls wings: that individuals don't desire airplanes to start ...that even the darkest clouds have which means after we raise ourselves above them ...and that messiahs are available within the unlikeliest locations - like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern cities, and so much of all, deep inside of ourselves.
By Jean-Christophe Bailly
Les huit textes qui composent ce livre sont tous consacrés aux animaux.
La shock et le joie qu’ils existent, les craintes envers une disparition qui semble hélas programmée pour beaucoup d’entre eux, ces motifs s’entremêlent à ceux du regard et du silence. Ce que dit et répète ce livre, c’est que les animaux, qui font rayonner l’existence hors des rets du langage, exercent pourtant envers nous l. a. pression intimante d’un autre accès au sens. C’est ce sens éperdu, confondu au vivant, qui est poursuivi ici.
But that is simply scratching the skin, says Jeffrey Kripal. In Mutants and Mystics, Kripal bargains a brilliantly insightful account of the way comedian e-book heroes have helped their creators and fanatics alike discover and exhibit a wealth of paranormal reviews overlooked by means of mainstream technological know-how. Delving deeply into the paintings of significant figures within the field—from Jack Kirby’s cosmic superhero sagas and Philip okay. Dick’s futuristic head-trips to Alan Moore’s intercourse magic and Whitley Strieber’s communion with visitors—Kripal exhibits how creators became to technology fiction to show the truth of the inexplicable and the magical they skilled of their lives. extended cognizance discovered its language within the metaphors of sci-fi—incredible powers, unheard of mutations, time-loops and great intergalactic intelligences—and the deeper impacts of mythology and faith that those in flip drew from; the wildly artistic paintings that stuck the imaginations of thousands. relocating deftly from chilly struggle technology and Fredric Wertham's anticomics campaign to gnostic revelation and alien abduction, Kripal spins out a hidden heritage of yankee tradition, wealthy with legendary subject matters and shot via with an understanding that there are different realities some distance past our daily understanding.
A bravura functionality, fantastically illustrated in complete colour all through and brimming over with significant own tales, Mutants and Mystics is that rarest of items: a e-book that's certain to broaden—and even perhaps blow—your mind.
By Jean-Yves Leloup
Qu'est-ce que l. a. maladie ? Pourquoi suis-je malade ?
Question sans fin, qui en présuppose d'autres : qu'est-ce que être ? Qui suis-je ? Qui est malade ?
Dans los angeles continuité de ses ouvrages devenus des classiques : Manque et Plénitude et Prendre soin de l'être, Jean-Yves Leloup interroge les Thérapeutes d'Alexandrie, les penseurs de l'Antiquité, les différentes traditions spirituelles et les pratiques analytiques d'aujourd'hui, afin de nous conduire à nous « memento de l'essentiel ».
Ces sagesses prennent en compte l'intégralité de l'être humain (corps-âme-esprit-pneuma). Elles l'amènent à l. a. découverte de son Être authentique. On retrouve ici l'approche synthétique et transdisciplinaire qui caractérise l'oeuvre de Jean-Yves Leloup.
By Dan Barker
Each pondering individual desires to lead a lifetime of that means and function. For millions of years, holy books have advised us that any such existence is accessible in simple terms via obedience and submission to a couple larger strength. at the present time, the devoted hold renowned devotionals and tracts inside effortless succeed in on bedside tables and cellular units, all speaking this universal message: lifestyles is incomprehensible with no God. Former pastor Dan Barker eloquently, powerfully, and rationally upends this long-held trust in Life pushed Purpose. delivering phrases of enrichment, emancipation, and suggestion, he reminds us how thousands of atheists lead chuffed, loving, ethical, and purpose-filled lives. working towards what he preaches, he additionally demonstrates via his personal own trip that existence is effective for its personal sake-that which means and goal come no longer from above, yet from inside.