Touch The Earth

Author: Thomas Jeffrey Vasseur
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865549883
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Based on the life and tragic death of a veteran from our country's twenty-five-year involvement in Southeast Asia, this novella explores friendship, sailing, and the Vietnam War. It's a work concerned with the American and global landscape and our nation's late twentieth-century historical & cultural identity. A Catholic from coastal Connecticut, Robert Fitzgerald is at first indifferent towards--but finally a spiritual mentor to a young man from the rural South who arrives on his construction site thinking he understands life much better than he actually does. A combatant in the horrific siege at Dak To, Fitzgerald helps the young narrator find alternatives to various temptations of the early 1970s while navigating the Pacific Ocean between Ventura and Channel Islands. He shows the young man that the real joy of our brief, lives centers around being awed and reverent toward the Great Chain of Being, respecting all people despite their surface differences, working hard, living healthily and naturally "like Daniel in the Old Testament." Fitzgerald teaches him the basics of a more mature manhood, open-water navigation, even the names of fish, seal, and birds. This prose-work contains many facets and angles, including a non-linear section of contemporary and 1960s social critique mimicking Kierkegaard and Wendell Berry, with satiric echoes of Swift, Voltaire--even Jimi Hendrix. Eventually, the two friends journey to repair a millionaire's hurricane-damaged sloop off the coast of Fiji--on the small island of Malololailai--and travel a bit through French Polynesia. Before his untimely death back on American soil, Fitzgerald gives the young man a series of parables--as when the young man veryfirst meets him and aggressively accuses him of stealing his yellow hammer--that opens his eyes and enrich his life forever.

Touch The Earth

Author: T. C. McLuhan
Publisher:
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A selection of statements and writings by North American Indians.

Touch The Earth Kiss The Sky

Author: Diotima Mantineia
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
ISBN: 9780738761343
Size: 80.51 MB
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Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sky provides a fascinating approach to spiritual practice that integrates cutting-edge scientific theories. Following the eight stations of the sun through one year, each chapter includes "touch the earth" exercises designed to help ground your experience in nature and the seasonal cycles as well as "kiss the sky" exercises that will help you get in contact with the divine and your own inner sense of the sacred. Science is coming closer and closer to understanding the reality of magic and the spirit world. This book explores a scientific account of consciousness and shows how it relates to magical practice, spirituality, energy, and subtle realms. With the fascinating meditations and exercises found within these pages, you will develop a deeper sense of personal meaning and learn how to make magical changes in your life and the larger reality around you.

Touch The Earth

Author: Jane Baskwill
Publisher: Mondo Pub
ISBN: 9781572554283
Size: 61.31 MB
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Describes ways in which people are "touched" by nature and ways that they can show they care for the world in which they live.

Touch The Earth

Author: Julian Lennon
Publisher: Sky Pony
ISBN: 9781510751873
Size: 32.46 MB
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A New York Times bestseller that TODAY calls “beautiful” and “stunning!” This interactive book immerses children in a fun and unique journey. Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go wherever you want! Just press a button printed on the page, and point the plane up in the air to fly, or down to land it! Fly to the top of a mountain! Send clean water to thirsty people! Dive deep into the ocean (the Flier turns into a submarine!) to pick up pollution and bring back the fish! Explore the planet, meet new people, and help make the world a better place! The Flier's mission is to transport readers around the world, to engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet. An inspiring, lyrical story, rooted in Lennon's life and work, Touch the Earth is filled with beautiful illustrations that bring the faraway world closer to young children. The book includes words to a special poem written by Julian Lennon, specifically for Touch the Earth. This is the first book in the White Feather Flier trilogy. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will go to support the environmental and humanitarian efforts of the White Feather Foundation, the global environmental and humanitarian organization that Lennon founded to promote education, health, conservation, and the protection of indigenous culture.

Touching The Earth

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 9781935209195
Size: 76.73 MB
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Though the original edition of Touching the Earth is deeply embraced by those already practicing mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, the revised edition seeks to make the exercises contained within more accessible for those new to Buddhist or mindfulness practice. Based on the loving kindness and compassion meditation of the Lotus Sutra, Touching the Earth contains one of the most popular and transformative practices of Thich Nhat Hanh. Written as a poetic conversation with the Buddha, it is a step-by-step guidebook to the practice of 'Beginning Anew'. Thich Nhat Hanh describes it as having the capacity to removing obstacles brought about by past wrongdoings and to bring back the joy of being alive. According to many of his students who are deeply touched by this practice, it can help renew our faith and develop our compassion. It presents a opportunity to heal our relationships through forgiveness and to embrace our ancestors, parents, teachers, and ourselves. Touching the Earth contains clear instructions for the 'Beginning Anew' practice with over 40 guided meditation verses, allowing the reader to practice alone or with others.

Love Letter To The Earth

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1937006409
Size: 37.85 MB
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While many experts point to the enormous complexity in addressing issues ranging from the destruction of ecosystems to the loss of millions of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key issue as having the potential to create a tipping point. He believes that we need to move beyond the concept of the "environment," as it leads people to experience themselves and Earth as two separate entities and to see the planet only in terms of what it can do for them. Thich Nhat Hanh points to the lack of meaning and connection in peoples' lives as being the cause of our addiction to consumerism. He deems it vital that we recognize and respond to the stress we are putting on the Earth if civilization is to survive. Rejecting the conventional economic approach, Nhat Hanh shows that mindfulness and a spiritual revolution are needed to protect nature and limit climate change. Love Letter to the Earth is a hopeful book that gives us a path to follow by showing that change is possible only with the recognition that people and the planet are ultimately one and the same.

Gift Of Touch The

Author: Stephen David Ross
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438417926
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Traces Western ideas of corporeal bodies from Plato to contemporary feminist and postructuralist writings, with the purpose of reexamining the good, identified in Plato as that which gives authority to knowledge and truth.