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A Ceremony Called Life

By Tehya Sky
  • ISBN Code: : 162203712X
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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When we gather in ceremony—to welcome a newborn, celebrate a marriage, or bid farewell to those we’ve lost—we are fully present to our lives and in touch with the deep meaning that feeds our souls. Imagine how our lives might change if we brought the same loving attention to every “ordinary” moment. This is the invitation of A Ceremony Called Life, the debut book by new author Tehya Sky. For anyone struggling to find their place and purpose in our ever-changing world, Sky deconstructs our most common spiritual ideas and empowers readers to participate whole-heartedly in the magic and mystery of our human journey. Topics include recalibrating our vision of spirituality; moving through the obstacles that keep us feeling separate; embodying our sacred nature of creator and created; and engaging life as the spiritual practice.

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The Body in Religion: Cross-Cultural Perspectives surveys influential ways in which the body is imagined and deployed in religious practices and beliefs across the globe. Filling the gap for an up-to-date and comparative approach to theories and practices of the body in religion, this book explores the cultural influences on embodiment and their implications for religious institutions and spirituality. Examples are drawn from religions such as Jainism, Confucianism, Daoism, Shintoism, Paganism, Aboriginal, African, and Native American religions, in addition to the five major religions of the world. Topics covered include: - Gender and sexuality - Female modesty and dress codes - Circumcision and menstruation rituals - God language and erotic desire - Death, dying, and burial rites - Disciplining the body through prayer, yoga, and meditation - Feasting and fasting rituals Illustrated throughout with over 60 images, The Body in Religion is designed for course use in religious studies as well as interdisciplinary courses across the humanities and the social sciences. Further online resources include a sample syllabus.

Treasure Identifying Divine Eyes

By Guan Shen
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1649356358
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 878
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Lin Xi, the pawnbroker who was about to lose his job, coincidentally obtained a pair of Heaven's Eyes from the jade pendant his master left behind. He wanted to see how Lin Xi would grow up, pick up treasures while growing up, and play the strings of fate. A pair of Heaven's Eyes could detect treasure, avoid disaster, and drive away evil. However, what secrets did it hide ...

Religion in Disputes

By F. von Benda-Beckmann,Keebet von Benda-Beckmann,M. Ramstedt,B. Turner
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137318341
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 778
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How are time-honored tenets of faith, different ritual sensibilities, and newly emerging eschatological imaginaries articulated with other normative registers and moral susceptibilities in disputes? This book examines such questions through cases in Europe, the United States, Israel, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.

Thomas Paine: Life and Works

By Moncure Daniel Conway
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000741532
  • Total of Pages : 550
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 257
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Thomas Paine was a hugely influential revolutionary pamphleteer, whose writings were instrumental in bringing about some of the greatest political changes the world has seen. Paine's enduring importance lies not so much in the depth of his political philosophy as in his great abilities as a communicator of political ideas. Conway's Writings was the first complete critical collection of Paine's works, and his Life was the first account to show Paine in a positive light.

Wading Through Many Voices

By Harold Recinos
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Book Code : 1442205857
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 934
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Wading through Many Voices brings together the voices of Latino/a, African American, Asian American, Native American, and Euro-American scholars to produce a dialogue of public theology: how faith-communities, divided by race, class, ethnicity, and gender, can find a common ground for life together.


By Glenn Geffcken
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491726628
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 427
  • Pdf File: shift.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many of our greatest business thought leaders proclaim that the most powerful way to transform a business is to transform its culture. In Shift: Indigenous Principles for Corporate Change, author Glenn Geffcken offers a culturally based process and path to help move companies from stagnation to change, from mediocrity to innovation, and from disconnection to harmony. Geffcken details a set of principles that underlie indigenous societies throughout the world—principles that have kept them in a state of grace and harmony with nature for longer than recorded history can account. Shift draws on the wisdom of indigenous cultures, their teachings, and their implications for significant transformation of core behaviors, beliefs, values, and ethics—which, taken as a whole, represent a paradigm shift of magnitude rarely seen in the business world. Through personal stories and experiences from Glenn Geffcken’s twenty-four years in the corporate world, in parallel with an eighteen-year immersion in North American indigenous culture and religion, Shift traces a path of self-discovery and organizational transformation. Geared toward businesspeople and entrepreneurs focused on culture as a force of positive change, it offers a methodology to help you break free and consider a different course.

New Testament Words

By William Barclay
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  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Book Code : 1611643945
  • Total of Pages : 305
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 438
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Greek is one of the richest of all languages, with an unrivaled power to express different shades of meaning. In this book, William Barclay examines many of the key words of the Greek New Testament, explaining what these words meant to the writers of the New Testament and to those who read an heard their message for the first time. The William Barclay Library is a collection of books addressing the great issues of the Christian faith. As one of the world's most widely read interpreters of the Bible and its meaning, William Barclay devoted his life to helping people become more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.