Waking the Spirit

Author: Andrew Schulman
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250055784
Format: PDF, ePub
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An Oliver Sacks Foundation Best Book of the Year Selection, Finalist for the Books for a Better Life "Best First Book” Award, and a People Magazine Pick in nonfiction. The astounding story of a critically ill musician who is saved by music and returns to the same hospital to help heal others Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old professional guitarist, had a close brush with death on the night of July 16, 2009. Against the odds—and with the help of music—he survived: a medical miracle. Once fully recovered, Andrew resolved to use his musical gifts to help critically ill patients at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s ICU. In Waking the Spirit, you’ll learn the astonishing stories of the people he’s met along the way—both patients and doctors—and see the incredible role music can play in a modern hospital setting. Schulman expertly weaves cutting-edge research on neuroscience and medicine, as well as what he’s learned as a professional musician, to explore the power of music to heal the body and awaken the spirit.

Sacred Woman

Author: Queen Afua
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 0307559513
Format: PDF, ePub
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Queen Afua is a nationally renowned herbalist, natural health and nutrition expert, and dedicated healer of women's bodies and women's souls who practices a uniquely Afrocentric spirituality. Her classic bestseller, Heal Thyself, forever changed the way African Americans practice holistic health. Now, with Sacred Woman, she takes us on a transforming journey of physical and ancestral healing that will restore the magnificence of our spirits through sacred initiation. Queen Afua begins by helping us to discover our unique "womb-an-ness"--and to honor the womb as the center of our consciousness and creativity. Whether we are conceiving babies or businesses, ideas or art, Queen Afua illuminates the importance of cultivating our Womb Wisdom. After teaching us to transcend the taboos of growing up female, she outlines the full circle of womb wellness from menstruation to childbirth to menopause, and gives us a twenty-eight-day program for womb spirit rejuvenation and purification. Once our optimal womb wellness has been firmly established, we are ready for our initiation into Sacred Womanhood. "Only a whole woman can be a Sacred Woman," says Queen Afua, and she blesses us with the exact tools we need to bring our beings into true harmony with the earth and the cosmos. Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, and rituals rooted in Ancient Egyptian temple teachings, Queen Afua guides us through the nine portals of initiation. She teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing . . . the words we speak; the foods we eat; the spaces we live and work in; the beauty we create in our lives; the healing energy we transmit to self and others; the relationships we nurture; the service we offer; and the divine spirit we manifest. With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women--to heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world. From the Hardcover edition.

Aromatherapy for the Soul

Author: Valerie Ann Worwood
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608681971
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fragrances possess a unique ability to evoke emotions, memories, and visions. Since the dawn of time spiritual traditions as diverse as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Shinto, and Buddhism have used fragrances to enhance the experience of the Divine. With Aromatherapy for the Soul, world-renowned aromatherapist Valerie Ann Worwood has created a comprehensive guide to the use of essential oils and aromas to enhance spiritual practice. Originally published as The Fragrant Heavens, this groundbreaking book draws equally upon the pioneering research of eminent scientists and the insights of leading spiritual teachers. Extensive charts and exercises demonstrate how to use fragrance in healing, prayer, and meditation and in conjunction with vibrational and energetic healing. This extraordinary guide covers more than seventy essential oils and will help you call upon the divine power of fragrance to enrich your spiritual journey.

A Will of Her Own A Story of Faith Love and Scandal

Author: Mary Scanlan
Publisher: Northshire Bookstore
ISBN: 9781605712963
Format: PDF, ePub
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This evocative memoir will appeal to those who lived through and remember the sixties, as well as to people of faith. In 1947, Mary Scanlan was a freckle-faced, Catholic school girl, believing in miracles, dutifully reciting her prayers, attending Mass, loving processions and benedictions. By 1966, she was a feminist magazine editor, questioning the Church's position on women and sexuality, dismissive of Catholic theology. While living the single life in Manhattan, she became involved in a scandalous, unconventional relationship with a priest who was a popular leader in the Brooklyn Church. A Will of Her Own recounts this story. Will was intellectually excited by the cultural and religious turmoil of the sixties, but personally tormented as he moved forward in his priesthood. He was a man who was not supposed to be loved or touched by a woman. But, he was on a deadline and needed an editor; she needed the income. They scrupulously maintained a professional relationship, until they could no longer avoid the obvious. A Will of Her Own is a loving, painful and joyful journey on a road of faith and love. Ultimately, thoughtful and committed wills prevailed.

Minding the Temple of the Soul

Author: Tamar Frankiel
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1879045648
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This new spiritual approach to physical health introduces us to a spiritual tradition that affirms the body and enables us to reconceive our bodies in a more positive light. Using Kabbalistic teachings and other Jewish traditions, it shows us how to be more responsible for our own spiritual and physical health. Each chapter explores the meaning of traditional Jewish prayers, providing a framework for new thinking about body, mind and soul. Simple exercises and movements help our bodies "understand" prayer, and show how the body's energy centers correspond to the Kabbalistic concept of the ten divine "rays of light," the Sefirot. And meditations and visualizations allow us to further enhance our spiritual awareness. Using the structure of the Prayer Wheel, readers can move step by step toward wholeness of body, mind and spirit: Modeh Ani Awakening our body and our soul Mah Tovu Creating a temple for our soul Asher Yatzar Focusing on the gift of our body Bircat HaTorah Balancing our mind through the gift of Torah Elohai Neshamah Connecting with the soul using the Sefirot Elu D'varim Walking on a God-centered path Clearly illustrated with photos and diagrams to guide readers, this active, creative approach allows us to tap the power of the Jewish tradition--to awaken the body, balance the mind and connect with the soul.

The Soul of Wellness

Author: Rajiv Parti
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1590799585
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Body, mind, heart, and spirit—these the four dimensions of wellness that Rajiv Parti, M.D. (Dr. Raj) uses as the foundation of his powerful new outlook on integral health. And in his new book, The Soul of Wellness:12 Holistic Principles for Achieving a Healthy Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit, he teaches us how to build on this groundwork as a regimen to help those who suffer from depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, and other maladies. The wisdom behind these principles is as ancient as human civilization, yet as cutting edge as modern science. Dr. Raj is one of the world’s leading experts in pain management and has over thirty years’ experience as a practicing physician of Western medicine. But the health approach he advocates (in his “twelve holistic principles”) incorporates Eastern spiritual traditions such as yoga, meditation, and the principles of the Hindu healing science of Ayurveda. Dr. Raj developed and refined his method during his personal battles with severe health problems. Having undergone a seven-year ordeal of coping with cancer, chronic pain, stress, depression, and addiction, he now stands as indisputable evidence of the efficacy of this alternative approach to curing illness. His principals, techniques, and exercises following each Principle he recommends can be easily integrated into any health management program, and with them Dr. Raj shows us a clear path to total wellness. The Soul of Wellness delivers a wonderfully insightful path towards achieving peace for one’s self while improving physical and emotional well-being.

Mentored by a Madman The William Burroughs Experiment

Author: A.J. Lees
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1910749389
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A fascinating account by one of the world's leading neurologists of the profound influence of William Burroughs on his medical career. Lees relates how Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, inspired him to discover a ground-breaking treatment for Parkinson's Disease. Lees journeys to the Amazonian rainforest in search of cures, and through self-experimentation seeks to find the answers his patients crave. He enters a powerful plea for the return of imagination to medical research.

The Skin Above My Knee

Author: Marcia Butler
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031639226X
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One of 2017's 35 over 35 One of the Washington Post's Top 10 Classical Music Moments of the Year The unflinching story of a professional oboist who finds order and beauty in music as her personal life threatens to destroy her. Music was everything for Marcia Butler. Growing up in an emotionally desolate home with an abusive father and a distant mother, she devoted herself to the discipline and rigor of the oboe, and quickly became a young prodigy on the rise in New York City's competitive music scene. But haunted by troubling childhood memories while balancing the challenges of a busy life as a working musician, Marcia succumbed to dangerous men, drugs and self-destruction. In her darkest moments, she asked the hardest question of all: Could music truly save her life? A memoir of startling honesty and subtle, profound beauty, The Skin Above My Knee is the story of a woman finding strength in her creative gifts and artistic destiny. Filled with vivid portraits of 1970's New York City, and fascinating insights into the intensity and precision necessary for a career in professional music, this is more than a narrative of a brilliant musician struggling to make it big in the big city. It is the story of a survivor.

Healthy and Free

Author: Beni Johnson
ISBN: 9780768407914
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Begin Your Journey to Spirit-Soul-Body Health Today... Beni Johnson received a life-changing revelation about how anyone can start walking in holistic health--including you! Jesus died for your spirit, soul, and body. This means you can experience His resurrection life in all three areas! Christians should be the healthiest people on Earth because they understand God has made their bodies His temple. Unfortunately, many people focus on one area of health while neglecting another. This can lead to spiritual disconnection, bad eating habits, depression, poor rest, and lack of exercise. In Healthy and Free, Beni shows you how to: Find your why: Learn the motivating secret to pursuing a healthy lifestyle as your new normal. Unlock the connection: Discover the many ways your spirit, soul and body are interconnected and how health in one areas directly effects another. Start simple: Receive practical and easy-to-implement steps to begin walking in health right now. The Great Physician desires you to walk in Heaven's health. Get aligned with God's divine design today and experience freedom--body, soul and spirit!

The Voice of the Soul

Author: Judith Pennington
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 0759605424
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.