Mending the World

Author: Bruce Epperly
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
ISBN: 9780806690339
Format: PDF
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What we once thought to be solid ground has shifted. Our faith is tested. As we struggle for balance and a spiritual center, it is a time for new answers to some very old questions. Infusing tradition with innovation, Rabbi Lewis Solomon and United Church of Christ minister Bruce Epperly present a vision for our wholeness as spiritual siblings, joining our spiritual growth for the transformation of the world. Mending the World draws on the deepest insights and unique synthesis of Judaism and Christianity to shape a creative spirituality that affirms: Mending the World is a frontier book, uniting the essential truths of Judaism and Christianity to nurture spiritual growth through prayer, meditation, healing imagery, affirmations to nurture the healing of body, mind, and spirit, and spiritual practices for communal healing.

Replenishing the Earth

Author: Wangari Maathai
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0307591158
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An impassioned call to heal the wounds of our planet and ourselves through the tenets of our spiritual traditions, from a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize It is so easy, in our modern world, to feel disconnected from the physical earth. Despite dire warnings and escalating concern over the state of our planet, many people feel out of touch with the natural world. Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai has spent decades working with the Green Belt Movement to help women in rural Kenya plant—and sustain—millions of trees. With their hands in the dirt, these women often find themselves empowered and “at home” in a way they never did before. Maathai wants to impart that feeling to everyone, and believes that the key lies in traditional spiritual values: love for the environment, self-betterment, gratitude and respect, and a commitment to service. While educated in the Christian tradition, Maathai draws inspiration from many faiths, celebrating the Jewish mandate tikkun olam (“repair the world”) and renewing the Japanese term mottainai (“don’t waste”). Through rededication to these values, she believes, we might finally bring about healing for ourselves and the earth. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Voice of the Soul

Author: Judith Pennington
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 0759605424
Format: PDF
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If you hunger for something, but do not know what it is, this journey of science and spirit may be the most fulfilling and exciting one that you will ever take. Its the true story of Judith Pennington, a busy writer, peace group director and single mother who, at age 38, denies the existence of God, yet finds herself in a fascinating search for the identity of a voice giving the wisest, most sensible guidance shes ever heard. Who or what is the source of the lyrical "writings" that guide her out of darkness into light over a period of twelve years? Finding out takes Pennington into the depths of her own psyche and on life-changing journeys in Medjugorje, Findhorn and the Scottish isle of Iona. In this adventure of consciousness, the author walks in the light of the psychic, and, in these expanded senses, reaches her destiny, higher perspectives and the blossoming of her unique gifts and talents. This is the universal path promised to one and all by The Voice of the Soul, a personal journey through the self, inspired writing, the secrets of the soul, and the science of spirituality, meditation and God.

Minding the Earth Mending the World

Author: Susan Murphy
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466832797
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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We all know our earth is in trouble. But is it beyond repair? Are we stuck with a planetary disaster we cannot hope to address?Despite the reality we find ourselves in, Zen practitioner and author Susan Murphy reminds us of the astounding intelligence and magnificence of nature and argues that not only is it not too late, but that we all have the capacity to embrace this challenge with a sense of hope and reason.By shining a sober light on the current state of emergency, Murphy delivers a brilliant rethink of the crisis we face, radically reimagining the stories we tell ourselves about the world, and illuminating the ways humanity might become the solution, rather than the problem.What if we were to choose courage and resolve, rather than fear? What if we discovered the difference each of us could make and started to listen closely to what the earth is saying, and to our own connections with it?In the tradition of the great eco-theologian Thomas Berry, Minding the Earth, Mending the World offers a profoundly hopeful second chance to engage with what it means to deeply mind the earth once more.

Medicine for the Earth

Author: Sandra Ingerman
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307557839
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From cross-cultural legends recounting shamanic cures to the biblical accounts of the parting of the Red Sea and Jesus multiplying the loaves and fishes, many spiritual traditions are rich in stories about seemingly inexplicable transformations of the natural world. The ancient healing art of transmutation, in which toxic substances are transformed into "safe" substances, is mentioned in all the world's great spiritual traditions, including Hinduism and Taoism. And while many have tapped this body of work to heal the self, it has yet to be used to heal our environment. For twenty years, Sandra Ingerman has studied alternative ways to reverse environmental pollution. In this book, Ingerman takes us on a remarkable journey through the history of transmutation, teaching us how we can use this forgotten technique to change ourselves and our environment. She provides us with creative visualizations, ceremonies, rituals, and chants derived from ancient healing practices that produce miraculous, scientifically proven results. In one dramatic illustration of what can be accomplished when consciousness and awareness fuel our actions, Ingerman describes her own success in transforming the nature of chemically polluted water. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Living a Spiritual Life in a Material World

Author: Anna Gatmon, PhD
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631522574
Format: PDF, Docs
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Living a Spiritual Life in a Material World offers a offers an unconventional approach to the spiritual-material split so prevalent in our culture. In these pages, Dr. Anna Gatmon demystifies the all-too-often elusive nature of spirituality and brings it down to earth, providing a concrete roadmap to living a life that is spiritually fulfilling without having to give up material pleasures. Weaving stories from her personal life with insights and testimonials from her doctoral research, Gatmon offers four keys to improve intuitive decision making, empowering readers to become their own spiritual guide and live a spiritually meaningful life while staying fully engaged in daily material living.

Stumbling Toward God

Author: Margaret D. McGee
Publisher: Inner Ocean Pub
ISBN: 9781880913550
Format: PDF, Docs
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Stumbling Toward God traces a woman's spiritual search with an unusual twist-from a self-proclaimed atheist who prays, to unorthodox membership in two radically different churches, the Unitarian and Episcopal. This book is an honest, satisfying read for anyone questioning or seeking a spiritual path. A reading group guide is also included.

Healing States

Author: Alberto Villoldo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671632027
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A colorful and compelling examination of evidence for the mind's ability to heal, taking a step into the fascinating world of psychic healing and shamanism. 80 black-and-white photographs.