White Fire challenges the critical tradition that for nearly half a century has celebrated the power of blackness in American literature. This tradition presents Herman Melville as investigating, then rejecting the optimistic vision of Ralph Waldo Emerson because he lacked a viable sense of evil. Williams digs beneath the obvious contrasts between these two great contemporaries, asking three questions about their relationship: What was Emerson actually saying at the time Melville was serving his literary apprenticeship? How much did Melville know of Emerson's provocative thought? What use did Melville make of ideas and images that Emerson, more than any other contemporary, espoused? In his findings, Williams views Melville as far less the independent critic of Emerson that modern critics have described and far more the responsive artist and opportunist, absorbing images and ideas from the most readily available sources and transforming them into art.
A forbidden love, a lifelong passion, a destiny that won’t be denied... Known as Flame for her fiery red hair, not to mention her temperament, beautiful Reshelle Russell wants only one man, the one she can’t have—or so she is told. But since childhood, Flame has known that the proud Chippewa warrior, White Fire, is meant for her. Now a grown woman, she has embarked on her quest for him, in defiance of her father, an elite army commander. Imprisoned for three years by an enemy tribe, White Fire has returned only to discover that his wife is dead and his young son has been taken by a wealthy white couple. It seems nothing can penetrate his cold, embittered heart, much less heal it—until he lays eyes on Flame once more. And soon it is clear that together they can fight to regain all he has lost, amid a passion that was destined to last for a lifetime... Praise for Cassie Edwards “A sensitive storyteller who always touches readers’ hearts.” —RT Book Reviews “Cassie Edwards captivates with white hot adventure and romance.” —Karen Harper “Edwards moves readers with love and compassion.” —Bell, Book & Candle
Gives voice and image to the women who are changing America's spiritual landscape, including pioneering minister Bishop Leontine Kelly, Yoruba priestess Luisa Teish, media star Iyanla Vanzant, best-selling author Marianne Williamson, ashram leader Ma Jaya, and many other women who lead traditional and nontraditional communities.
Release on 2013-11-12 | by Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Past and present collide as Special Agent Pendergast uncovers a mysterious connection between a string of 19th century bear attacks in a Colorado mining town, a long-lost Sherlock Holmes story, and a deadly arsonist. In 1876, in a mining camp called Roaring Fork in the Colorado Rockies, eleven miners were killed by a rogue grizzly bear. Corrie Swanson has arranged to examine the miners' remains. When she makes a shocking discovery, town leaders try to stop her from exposing their community's dark and bloody past. Just as Special Agent Pendergast of the FBI arrives to rescue his protege, the town comes under siege by a murderous arsonist who-with brutal precision-begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. Drawn deeper into the investigation, Pendergast discovers a long-lost Sherlock Holmes story that may be the key to solving both the mystery of the long-dead miners and the modern-day killings as well. Now, with the ski resort snowed in and under savage attack-and Corrie's life suddenly in grave danger-Pendergast must solve the enigma of the past before the town of the present goes up in flames.
“Mesmerizing and haunting.”—Lisa Gardner “T. Jefferson Parker is the poet of American crime fiction, and The Room of White Fire absolutely proves why.”—C.J. Box “A fast-paced, beautifully written thriller."—The Washington Post In this stirring thriller from New York Times bestseller and award winner T. Jefferson Parker, P.I. Roland Ford must hunt down a soldier who is damaged by war, dangerous, and on the run. Roland Ford—once a cop, then a marine, now a private investigator—is good at finding people. But when he’s asked to locate an Air Force veteran who’s escaped from a mental institution, he realizes he’s been drawn into something deep and dark. What he doesn’t know is why a shroud of secrecy hangs over the disappearance of Clay Hickman—and why he’s getting a different story from everyone involved. In a flash, what began as just a job becomes a life-or-death obsession for Ford, pitting him against immensely powerful and treacherous people and forcing him to contend with chilling questions about truth, justice, and the American way. Also look for SWIFT VENGEANCE, a new Roland Ford novel available now from T. Jefferson Parker
Spiritual Insights and Teachings of Advaita Zen Master Mooji
Pubpsher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Most of us are eventually compelled to search for meaning and fulfillment amidst the increasing busyness, isolation, and uncertainty of daily life. When our outer pursuits have failed to bring lasting contentment, it is our great fortune that we are inspired to turn inward. If you have found yourself on the quest for true Self-discovery and realization, the wisdom and power of White Fire will illumine your way and help you see clearly, thereby ending suffering and unveiling the happiness and everlasting peace that is our natural and effortless state. White Fire is 800 gleaming sparks of wisdom from world-renowned Advaita Zen master Mooji’s essential spiritual teachings. Mooji’s approach is direct and immediate, combining deep spiritual wisdom with revealing self-inquiry. Each one of the quotes and sayings in this brilliant collection has the power to ignite a burning flame within your heart, clear away confusion and doubt, and reveal your true nature as perfect and timeless Being. Divided into five sections, and replete with color photos and Mooji’s mystical ink drawings, White Fire is an unsparing light for complete Self-realization. In Mooji’s own words, “Only when the ego is slain by the white fire of pure seeing will the light be set free—the light that illumines the whole world.”
An Essay on Jewish Hermeneutics, from Midrash to Kabbalah
Author: Betty Rojtman
Pubpsher: Univ of California Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Using the tools of contemporary semiotic theory to analyze classical rabbinic hermeneutics and medieval mystical exegesis, Betty Rojtman unveils a striking modernity in these early forms of textual interpretation. The metaphor from rabbinic literature that describes the writing of the Torah—black fire on white fire—becomes, in Rojtman's analysis, a figure for the differential structures that can be found throughout rabbinic discourse. Moving through the successive levels of traditional commentary, from early Midrash to modern Kabbalah, Rojtman examines the tension between the fluidity and nuance of the biblical text and the fixed commitment to ideological and theological content. To examine this strain between open text and sacred language, Rojtman scrutinizes the demonstrative, "this," as a word whose significance changes with every change in context. Her analysis suggests a double-layered meaning for "this," which refers to the existential world in its multiplicity but also to transcendence and the eternal presence of God.