Through thousands of years of interpreting the Bible through the lens of changing languages and societies, and varying regard to females and feminine qualities, the concept of God has become more and more male to the exclusion of God´s female side of wisdom, mercy, grace, and nurture. Let us attempt to rediscover the truth and expand our understanding of the complete and perfect God. If God is our creator and we were made in the image of God, then God is both our father and our mother, with a perfect and complete balance of attributes. The search for the Sacred Feminine is the search taking place within each of us. It is a search for the recognition, integration, and balance of our masculine and feminine attributes. The individual need to find and integrate these energies is reflected in our evolving society and theologies. After thousands of years of distortion, it is now time to look at both sides of God. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pearl Lui. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106276/bk_acx0_106276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Sacred Therapy, Estelle Frankel takes a fresh look at the central myths, metaphors, and spiritual practices of the Jewish tradition, explaining how people of any faith can draw upon this rich body of teachings to gain wisdom, clarity, and a deeper sense of meaning in the midst of modern life. In an engaging, accessible, and compassionate style, Frankel brings together tales and teachings from the Bible, the Talmud, Kabbalah, and the Hasidic tradition as well as evocative case studies and guided meditations to create an original, inspirational guide to emotional healing and spiritual growth. Frankel demonstrates the universal applicability and wisdom that is hidden in Jewish sources, and she also presents a way to incorporate these spiritual insights into the practice of psychotherapy. Showing us how to skillfully weave together personal and sacred narrative, she reveals how we can transform our vulnerabilities into strengths and restore a sense of coherence in our lives even when things seem broken or shattered. The ultimate goal of both psychotherapy and spiritual practice, she says, is to open our hearts fully to life?to the raw and painful as well as to the beautiful, joyous, and sacred dimensions of existence?for wholeness is reached only when we can embrace and integrate the contradictory and often fragmented aspects of our being. At a time when so many people are searching for ways to bring greater spiritual depth and meaning to their lives, Frankel offers a powerful and authentic vision of how to do just that.From the Hardcover edition.
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Clint Long, desperately seeking a sponsor for his race team, impulsively stops by an old mystic to have his fortune read and unwittingly sparks a euphoric reaction when she discovers he by chance has 11 direct genetic links to their 12 sacred tribes, which the governing Council of their Craft has been trying to forge for over 5,000 years. Unbeknownst to him, the colorful members of the Council hastily adapt a plan to gather his seed within a maiden from the remaining 12th tribe, whose newborn persona is destined by the ancient ones to usher in a new age of enlightenment for all mankind. For this noble quest, they select Leah as the vessel to bear his child, a naïve young woman raised in the swamps of Louisiana and home-schooled by her mother with virtually no contact with the outside world. When Leah´s godmother mistakenly casts a love spell, Clint whisks Leah out of her protected environment into his fast-paced world while Council valiantly tries to keep up and subtly protect the unborn child. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy McElfresh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037496/bk_acx0_037496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Acadia, two young mothers, one British and one French, have become good friends, despite the enmity between their peoples. The French woman´s baby girl becomes critically ill. Since the British woman has access to medical care denied to the French, they exchange infants. But, suddenly, the French are expelled from Acadia, and the women are unable to meet again. Separated by a continent, each mother raises the other´s child as if she were her own. Now, 18 years later, the emotional and spiritual effects of the exchange are about to come to light. An Englishman is searching for his heir. Two young women are searching for their heritage. And God´s strength is waiting for them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001499/bk_reco_001499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At age 21, Andrea Palpant Dilley stripped the Christian fish decal off her car bumper in a symbolic act of departure from her religious childhood. At 23, she left the church and went searching for refuge in the company of men who left her lonely and friends who pushed the boundaries of what she once held sacred. In this deeply personal memoir, Andrea navigates the doubts that plague believers and skeptics alike: Why does a good God allow suffering? Why is God so silent, distant, and uninvolved? And why does the church seem so dysfunctional? Yet amid her skepticism, she begins to ask new questions: Could doubting be a form of faith? Might our doubts be a longing for God that leads to a faith we can ultimately live with? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Palpant Dilley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001255/bk_zond_001255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At a time when violent images of the Muslim world dominate our headlines, Western audiences are growing increasingly interested in a different picture of Islam, specifically the idea of Muslim nonviolence, and what it could mean for the world. But is nonviolence compatible with the teachings of Islam? Is it practical to suggest that Muslim societies must adopt nonviolence to thrive in today’s world? Where is the Muslim equivalent of a Mohandas K. Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr.? Searching for a King offers a comprehensive look into Islamic conceptions of nonviolence, their modern champions, and their readings of Islam’s sacred texts, including the Qur’an and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad. Jeffry R. Halverson asserts that the foundation for nonviolence in Islam already exists. He points to the exemplary lives and teachings of modern Muslim champions of nonviolence, including Abdul Ghaffar Khan, an ethnic Pashtun from the tribal regions of Pakistan whose 100,000 Muslim followers peacefully resisted British colonial rule in India. Using rich historical narratives and data from leading NGOs and international governmental organizations, Halverson also makes the case that by eliminating the high costs of warfare, nonviolence opens the door to such important complementary initiatives as micro-financing and women’s education programs. Ultimately, he endorses Muslim conceptions of nonviolence and argues for the formulation of a nonviolent version of jihad as an active mode of social transformation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010069/bk_adbl_010069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New Saucerian Press proudly presents Searching for the String, a collection of magazine articles by John A. Keel, the man many consider to have been not only the premiere investigator of all things unusual and ´´Fortean´´, but who was also our own, 20th-century Mark Twain. Many of the articles in this anthology and its companion volumes, Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind and The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone, were revolutionary, and explored ideas popularized in Keel´s classic books. Written in Keel´s engaging trademark style, they are sure to delight fans with their fresh, unparalleled insights into the nature of reality. In this audiobook, John Keel displays the keen observational skills and investigative tenacity that long made him the enfant terrible of ufology. In this no-holds-barred analysis - much of it written decades ago - Keel shreds most of the sacred-cow beliefs still held by many in ufological and ´´cryptozoological´´ circles today, and presents theories so radical that they are only now becoming accepted: the ´´4-D´´ or ´´interdimensional´´ thesis; the ´´breakaway civilization´´ theory; the possible role of ´´ancient aliens´´ in human history; the synthetic and/or hallucinatory nature of many ´´alien abduction´´ and ´´Men in Black´´ encounters; the role of spy agencies in paranormal research; and the alarming connection between UFOs, animal mutilations, and attacks on unsuspecting humans. Searching for the String showcases not only Keel´s wit and charm, but also his incisive and impassioned intellectual capabilities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hacker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035670/bk_acx0_035670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.