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At the Root of This Longing

At the Root of This Longing Author Carol L. Flinders
ISBN-10 9780061738210
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 384
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In At the Root of This Longing, Flinders identifies the four key points at which the paths of spirituality and feminism seem to collide—vowing silence vs. finding voice, relinquishing ego vs. establishing 'self', resisting desire vs. reclaiming the body, and enclosure vs. freedom—and sets out to discover not only the sources of these conflicts, but how they can be reconciled. With a sense of urgency brought on by events in her own life, Flinders deals with the alienation that women have experienced not only from themselves and each other, but from the sacred. She finds inspiration in the story of fourteenth-century mystic Julian of Norwich and her direct experience of God, in India's legendary Draupadi, who would not allow a brutal physical assault to damage her sense of personal power, as well as in Flinders's own experiences as a meditation teacher and practitioner. Flinders reveals that spirituality and feminism are not mutually exclusive at all but very much require one another.

Enduring Lives

Enduring Lives Author Carol Lee Flinders
ISBN-10 9781608333080
Release 2006
Pages 277
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In this companion volume to her best-selling Enduring Grace, Flinders profiles the lives of four contemporary women of faith. Contending that her modern subjects are spiritual heirs to saints and mystics she draws parallels between her modern subjects and their historical predecessors.

Feminist Companion to John

Feminist Companion to John Author Amy-Jill Levine
ISBN-10 9780826462558
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 262
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V. 2: ....studies...includes some that seek to locate the cumulative effect of all the stories concerning women, these lead to general suggestions concerning both the evangelist's view of gender and the role of women in the Johannine community. Also Christological language and theological categories in search for an alternative to the androcentrism and exclusivity theologians typically associate with the Fourth Gospel.Highlights of spcific scenes e.g. crucifixion; appearance to Mary Magdalene; ato interrogate the function of feminine imagery, the implications of particularly troublesome verses & the cultural appropriations of the narratives. .... (from back cover)

Heart on Fire

Heart on Fire Author Annika Spalde
ISBN-10 9781905010776
Release 2010-03-10
Pages 108
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An exploration of mysticism as a practical path in the world that we all can choose.

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal Author
Release 1998-11
Pages 160
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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

Handbook of Educational Theories

Handbook of Educational Theories Author Beverly Irby
ISBN-10 9781617358678
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 1165
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Although educational theories are presented in a variety of textbooks and in some discipline specific handbooks and encyclopedias, no publication exists which serves as a comprehensive, consolidated collection of the most influential and most frequently quoted and consulted theories. There is a need to put such theories into a single, easily accessible volume. A unique feature of the Handbook is the way in which it conveys the theories. The organization of the chapters within each section makes the volume an easy·touse and tu1derstandable reference tool as researchers and practitioners seek theories to guide their research and practice and as they develop theoretical frameworks. In addition to the traditional theories presented, the Handbook includes emerging theories for the 21st Century as well as presenting practical examples of the use of these theories in research from dissertations and published articles. An appendix which indicates which theories have instruments associated with them and where those instruments can be found is also included. The Handbook consists of 12 sections. Section I provides the jntroduction with a focus on what constitutes good theory as well as how theory guides research and practice. The remaining sections address Philosophical Educational Constructs, Leaming Theory, Instructional Theory, Curriculum theory, Literacy and Language Acquisition Theory, Counseling Theory, Moral Development Theory, Classroom Management Theory, Assessment Theory, Organizational Theory, and Leadership/Management Theory. Each section consists of an overview written by the section editor of the general theoretical concepts to be addressed by the chapter authors. Each chapter within the section will include (a) a description of the theory with goals, assumptions, and aspects particular to the theory, (b) the original development of and interactions of the theory, (c) validation of the theory, (d) generalizability of the theory across cultures, ethnicities, and genders, (e) the use and application of the theory, (f) critiques of the theory, (g) any instruments associated with the theory, and (h) two to five particular studies exemplifying particular theories as individuals have used them in theoretical framework of dissertations or published articles and be written by the original theorist or prominent contributors to the theory. The Handbook is intended for graduate students enrolled in research courses or completing theses and dissertations. Additionally, professors of all educational disciplines in the social scierices would be an interested audience. There is also potential use of the text as administrators, counselors, and teachers in schools use theory to guide practice. As more inquiry is being promoted among school leaders, this book has more meaning for practitioners.

The Fabric of the Future

The Fabric of the Future Author M.J. Ryan
ISBN-10 9781609254926
Release 2000-03-15
Pages 464
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Joan Borysenko, Brooke Medicine Eagle, Shakti Gawain, Starhawk, Gloria Steinem, and Marianne Williamson are among the contributors to this essential collection of wisdom for the new millennium designed for today's women. Radio drive-time tour.

The Healing Power of Spirituality How Faith Helps Humans Thrive 3 volumes

The Healing Power of Spirituality  How Faith Helps Humans Thrive  3 volumes Author J. Harold Ellens
ISBN-10 9780313366468
Release 2009-12-30
Pages 989
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This three-volume set addresses how the role of spirituality and its constructive expressions in various religions—and outside of formal religion—enhances human personality and experience. • 55 distinguished contributors, representing numerous religious traditions, research disciplines, and psychospiritual perspectives, from North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe • Graphic illustrations of brain functions under varied conditions with various electrical and chemical stimuli, as well as a graphic depiction of personal narrative material

The New Laurel s Kitchen

The New Laurel s Kitchen Author Laurel Robertson
ISBN-10 9780307807182
Release 2011-12-14
Pages 512
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The complete cookbook and reference center for the whole-foods kitchen - over a million copies sold! The New Laurel's Kitchen is everything that made the first edition loved and trusted, with hundreds of new recipes and the latest nutritional information. • Over 500 recipes, ideas, menus, and suggestions, each tested and perfected for satisfying, wholesome home cooking • Imaginative use of low-cost, easy-to-find foods • Dozens of ways to cut back on fat without losting flavor • Revolutionary food guide that makes good nutrition easy • Sections on cooking for children, elders, pregnant moms, athletes • Practical applications of the latest in nutrition science

Restless Souls

Restless Souls Author Leigh Eric Schmidt
ISBN-10 9780520273672
Release 2012-09
Pages 336
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Yoga classes and Zen meditation, New-Age retreats and nature mysticism--all are part of an ongoing religious experimentation that has surprisingly deep roots in American history. Tracing out the country’s Transcendentalist and cosmopolitan religious impulses over the last two centuries, Restless Souls explores America’s abiding romance with spirituality as religion’s better half. Now in its second edition, including a new preface, Leigh Eric Schmidt's fascinating book provides a rich account of how this open-road spirituality developed in American culture in the first place as well as a sweeping survey of the liberal religious movements that touted it and ensured its continued vitality.

Are the Lips a Grave

Are the Lips a Grave Author Lynne Huffer
ISBN-10 9780231535779
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 264
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Lynne Huffer's ambitious inquiry redresses the rift between feminist and queer theory, traversing the space of a new, post-moral sexual ethics that includes pleasure, desire, connection, and betrayal. She begins by balancing queer theorists' politics of sexual freedoms with a moralizing feminist politics that views sexuality as harm. Drawing on the best insights from both traditions, she builds an ethics centered on eros, following Michel Foucault's ethics as a practice of freedom and Luce Irigaray's lyrical articulation of an ethics of sexual difference. Through this theoretical lens, Huffer examines everyday experiences of ethical connection and failure connected to sex, including queer sexual practices, sodomy laws, interracial love, pornography, and work-life balance. Her approach complicates sexual identities while challenging the epistemological foundations of subjectivity. She rethinks ethics "beyond good and evil" without underestimating, as some queer theorists have done, the persistence of what Foucault calls the "catastrophe" of morality. Elaborating a thinking-feeling ethics of the other, Huffer encourages contemporary intellectuals to reshape sexual morality from within, defining an ethical space that is both poetically suggestive and politically relevant, both conceptually daring and grounded in common sexual experience.

Feminist Mysticism and Images of God

Feminist Mysticism and Images of God Author Jennie S Knight
ISBN-10 9780827210516
Release 2011-02-28
Pages 144
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Feminist theologians often claim that "women's experience" is their starting point. However, most feminist theology is remarkably void of analysis of particular women's experiences of imaging God. In this book, Knight provides practical recommendations to help people transform images in the context of religious practices. What difference does it make whether we picture God as an elderly white grandfather, a nurturing African American mother, or a stranger on the bus? Jennie Knight says our image of God affects how we see ourselves, how we worship, how we treat one another, how (or whether) we work for justice, and a host of other life practices. But after years of knowing intellectually that God transcends a specific human type, Knight still struggles to make an emotional connection with God in different forms. She suspects that that struggle is why many seminarians who wrote papers about thea/theology abandon nontraditional God images once they hit parish ministry, perpetuating the practice of seeing God as a European male on a throne and all the accompanying problems that such imagery creates. Knight believes that personal and critical reflection in the context of a supportive learning community, combined with experiences of diverse images for the divine in worship, can lead to profound changes in self-image, relationship with the divine, and agency in the world. This book aims to demonstrate why and how this transformation is both possible and necessary. The popularity of The Shack, The Secret Life of Bees, Joan of Arcadia, and other works with nontraditional God-figures reveals a culture ready to embrace God in many forms. Knight examines how the church can do the same.

Kissed by a Fox

Kissed by a Fox Author Priscilla Stuckey
ISBN-10 9781619021266
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 384
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“Dissatisfaction with nature flows throughout Western civilization, as deep as its blood, as abiding as its bones. Convinced to the marrow that something is deeply wrong with nature, . . . the Western world tries to remake it into something better.” For Priscilla Stuckey, this is a fundamental and heartbreaking misconception: that nature can be fixed, exploited, or simply ignored. Modern societies try to bend nature to human will instead of engaging in give-and-take with a living, breathing land community. Using her personal experiences as the cornerstone, Stuckey explores the depth of relationship possible with the birch tree in our backyard, the nearby urban creek, the dog who settles on our bed each night. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as ancient philosophers and contemporary biologists, Stuckey challenges readers to enact a different story of nature, one in which people and place are not separate, where other creatures respond to human need, and where humans and all others together create the world. With the eloquence of the great nature writers before her, Stuckey encourages us to open ourselves to the unlimited possibilities of a truly connected life.

Who Is My God

Who Is My God Author SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN-10 1594730148
Release 2004
Pages 160
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Spirituality is not just about what you believe or don t believe, it s about how you believe. Who Is My God? is a tool for discovering and exploring your own unique spirituality."

Heart of Flesh

Heart of Flesh Author Joan Chittister
ISBN-10 0802842828
Release 1998-04-28
Pages 187
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This book presents a look at what it means to have a feminist spirituality--a "heart of flesh"--in a world that glamorizes violence and allows domination. Joan Chittister unmasks the effects of sexism on both men and women and promotes a new spirituality.i

Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein

Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein Author Molly Dwyer
ISBN-10 1882897935
Release 2008
Pages 576
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Anna Trevor, a young American scholar, has the kind of mind Mary Shelley must have foreseen. During waking hours Anna is preparing a controversial paper on Frankenstein. When asleep, she falls into alarmingly realistic dreams, meeting Mary and learning the truths that only the author herself could know.In England, where Anna has come to present her paper, synchronicity and seeming coincidence abound. While staying with her cousin, Rose, Anna learns of a fragile ancestral tie to the Shelleys. She travels to Manesbrook Manor with Rose's son, Taylor, to meet ninety-four-year-old Auntie Francis, who claims to have been intimate with remnants of the Shelley family and speaks of writings never made available to scholars—hidden, perhaps, in the manor's cellar, which has been sealed for seventy-five years. When Taylor's brother-in-law, Peter, arrives, Anna's dreams spill over into her waking state, suggesting that they're more than archeological expeditions into a distant past. Anna begins to believe that Mary and her legendary lovers, the poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, actually exist as conscious beings sharing time and space—and mind—with her.Are Anna's dreams “real” experiences capable of influencing both the present and the past and of healing the wounded imaginations of all concerned? Is this a ghost story? A tale of mystical encounters in a state of consciousness where all time is present time? Requiem is an impeccably researched portrait of the brilliance and daring of the author of Frankenstein. It is a tribute, a philosophical novel that embraces the Romanticism of Mary Shelley's day. It is a symbolic unfolding of the recovery of the creative genius of the feminine, and a literary fiction that, like its namesake, rides the thin edge between the rational and the irrational.

Late Bloomers

Late Bloomers Author Robin McCoy
ISBN-10 9780595162277
Release 2000
Pages 136
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Join thirty-eight smart, funny, sexy women over forty as they take you on their exuberant journeys of awakening lesbianism. What they have to say will make you laugh, will make you cry, and most certainly will make you reach for your bedmate.