The Wisdom Of The Body

Author: Christine Valters Paintner
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1933495839
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The distorted view of the perfect female body created by popular culture, television, movies, and the media often causes women to become uncomfortable with their own bodies. Christine Valters Paintner, popular author of nine books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, draws from Celtic, desert, and Benedictine traditions to help women connect with their bodies through writing, visual art, and movement. In The Wisdom of the Body, Christine Valters Paintner focuses on the true meaning of the Incarnation—God became flesh—and points to the spiritual importance of appreciating the bodies God gave us. Each of the book’s ten chapters is a mini-workshop designed to lead us to new ways of being in relationship with our bodies. Starting with the senses and shifting toward emotions and desires, Paintner explores their role as thresholds to discovering the body’s wisdom. She draws from Christian tradition to offer principles and practices such as stability, hospitality, and gratitude to lead us on a journey that ends with a sense of deep peace and self-acceptance. Through expressive arts and creative movement, Paintner demonstrates a new a language and way of integrating and sharing our discoveries. By exploring the lives of women in the Bible and in the Christian tradition—including Eve, Mary, Hildegaard of Bingen, and Amma Syncletica—Paintner introduces us to companions that accompany us on our journey.

Creative Ways To Learn Ethics

Author: Dayna Guido
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429891431
Size: 57.56 MB
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Creative Ways to Learn Ethics is an accessible, easy-to-read guide that compiles a variety of ethics trainings to help professionals stimulate their minds, relieve stress, and increase engagement and memory retention. The book uses a range of experiential and thought-provoking approaches, including contemplative exercises, expressive arts, games, and media. Each chapter contains objectives, detailed procedures, adaptations for different audiences, and handouts. Trainers, educators, clinicians, and other mental health professionals can use these exercises in various settings and modify them to meet the needs of their clients.

The Chance Of Home

Author: Mark S. Burrows
Publisher: Paraclete Press
ISBN: 164060118X
Size: 79.25 MB
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These poems remind us that “home” is a way of being in this world. It finds expression in the inner light that carries us through dark seasons and in what inspires us to risk life in the face of death. Many of these poems come from a long looking at the familiar and the ordinary, a patient listening for traces of a beauty that might still save us. They ponder the resilience that lies at the heart of the natural world, as well as in our desire to thrive amid the distractions that pressure us in our lives. In an over-saturated age like ours, they invite us to linger at the edges of silence, and wonder what it means that we are not made for reason alone, but “for what song can bring of solace and delight.” “Call these meditative poems Burrows’ ‘Yes’ to the given world, his ongoing record of those instances of connectedness when we are at ‘home’ in what Pessoa called ‘the astonishing reality of things...’” —Robert Cording, poet and author of Walking with Ruskin and Only So Far “Mark S. Burrows’ poems offer the reader both invitation and gift - when you say yes, the treasures lay themselves out like a banquet for the heart.” —Christine Valters Paintner, Online Abbess of Abbey of the Arts and author of The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women

A Journey In Search Of Wholeness And Meaning

Author: Rupert Clive Collister
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783034304900
Size: 67.45 MB
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This book explores the concept that the reality which is created by the consciousness inherent in the Western worldview is exceptionally limiting and probably unsustainable. After describing the contexts within which the book was written the author documents his personal journey in search of wholeness and meaning. From his experience of this journey he suggests that the wisdom, insight, and praxis contained within - what he describes as the meta-narratives of - Holism, Indigenous cultures, and Eastern traditions are manifestations of a holistic consciousness. The author explores the concept that a shift to such a holistic consciousness is required in order to redress the imbalance that is evident in all humanity's relationships, and he suggests that enabling such a shift in consciousness would have deep implications for the concepts and contexts of "community, adult learning, meaningful work, "and "sustainability."

Women S Intuition

Author: Paula M. Reeves
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781573241564
Size: 51.76 MB
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Explores the biochemical relationship between mind and body to reconnect women to the intuition that is encoded in their DNA

Radical Wisdom

Author: Beverly Lanzetta
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451404319
Size: 52.29 MB
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Lanzetta illuminates the transformative potential of the classical tradition of women mystics, especially in light of contemporary violence against women around the world. Focusing on the contemplative process as women's journey from oppression to liberation, Lanzetta draws especially on the mysticism of Julian of Norwich and Teresa of Avila. She lays out the contemplative techniques used by mystics to achieve their highest spiritual potential and also investigates how unjust social and political conditions afflict women's souls. Lanzetta identifies a specific historical female mystical path (the via feminina) and draws contemporary conclusions for how women might understand their bodies, their rights, and their ethics.

View From The Mountaintop

Author: Lee Ann Fagan Dzelzkalns
Publisher: Ageless Dominion Pub
ISBN: 9781881300014
Size: 63.80 MB
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In this contemplative, inspirational book, Lee Ann offers her powerful expressions of personal expansion as springboards for others' transformation. Through levels of awareness, you decondition from the past, breaking limiting patterns of anxiety & fear. You become aware of your own strength, beauty & inner wisdom, reconditioning to a more fulfilling positive reality. Ultimately, the journey leads you to self-empowerment, spiritual renewal & unconditional love. The delightful poetic meter & thought-provoking illustrations speak to you on many levels. You'll cherish this book as you do a dear friend. "...a sweet meditation designed to allow the feverish mind to rest, relax & enjoy. Read this whenever you need to stop the world..."--Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., author. The guided meditation audiotape VIEW FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP: A JOURNEY TO SELF-RENEWAL compliments the book perfectly. $10.95. 1-881300-00-7. You can't help but relax & rejuvenate as Lee Ann's soothing, soul-filled voice leads you from self-doubt to self-respect. "This tape is for anyone seeking that special feeling of accomplishment & confidence!"--Richard Fuller, Metaphysical Reviews. Order from: Ageless Dominion Publishing, P.O. Box 11546, Milwaukee, WI 53211, 414-332-6775. FAX: 414-332-6566.

Increasing Wholeness

Author: Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580238238
Size: 78.42 MB
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Combines Jewish tradition, contemporary sciences and world spiritual writings with practical contemplative exercises. Will help you balance and integrate mind, body, heart and spirit, reach out to the Divine, and be more fully present and effective in your life.

Embodied Prayer

Author: Celeste Snowber
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1896836623
Size: 63.37 MB
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Our bodies have too long been in exile. We listen or pray with our hearts and minds but ignore much of our bodies; we become 'disembodied'. This illuminating book is about honouring what our bodies have to teach us. Brimming with words of wisdom that will allow you to discover what a gift your body is, 'Embodied Prayer' invites you towards wholeness of body, mind, and soul.

40 Day Journey With Parker J Palmer

Author: Henry F. French
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 1451409575
Size: 10.13 MB
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* Includes passages from Scripture and opportunities to reflect and pray * Ideal for use during Advent or Lent.