This is a new release of the original 1945 edition.
Leaves from an Occult Notebook
Author: Mary Gray
In 1987, medical transcriptionist Patricia Pereira suddenly started receiving telepathic communications from the star Arcturus and was requested to begin a series of galactically inspired manuscripts, Arcturian Songs of the Masters of Light is the fourth volume in the series. The mission of this series of books is to awaken us to our individual and collective spiritual obligation for the health and well being of our planet and all creatures who live upon her. Philosophical in cope, the essays in these books provide pragmatic, practical suggestions for emotional, mental physical, and spiritual transformation. They remind us of our familial relationships to beings of light who inhabit the great star nations. Arcturian Songs of the Masters of Light moves beyond solely Arcturian energies to incorporate high-level representatives of the brotherhoods of light, including Christ Essence and Sanat Kumara of the Order of Melchizedek.
Arcturian Star Chronicles, Volume Four
Author: Patricia Pereira
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Category: Junge - Aussehen - Verwechslung - Erwachsener - Kinderbuch
In Echoes of an invisible world Jacomien Prins offers an account of the transformation of the notion of Pythagorean world harmony during the Renaissance and the role of the Italian philosophers Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) and Francesco Patrizi (1529-1597) in redefining the relationship between cosmic order and music theory.
Marsilio Ficino and Francesco Patrizi on Cosmic Order and Music Theory
Author: Jacomien Prins
Earthing the Cosmic Queen explores the connection of poet, world, and text in the Song of Songs based on the process of reading as understood by Relevance Theory. This linguistic theory reveals new insights into the Song of Songs by tracing associations between the poet and her world. The main portion of this book involves a discourse analysis of the entire Song for the purpose of revealing the poet's cognitive environment and communicative intentions. Seven sites of discourse are explored: entreaties, wasf, the daughters, royalty, the brothers, losing and finding, and the Garden. The Garden of Eden strongly figures and could be considered a flashpoint of engagement. There is suggestion in the text that there is a crisis for the poet regarding her place in ancient Hebrew society. Thus, the Garden of Eden texts and the Song of Songs are carefully contrasted to highlight the contours of her radical message.
Relevance Theory and the Song of Songs
Author: Yael Klangwisan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This book deals with profound experiences emotional, intellectual, highly charged, usually sudden, unannounced, often odd, some weird, others glorious. Do these experiences mean anything? Are we puzzling over questions we cant answer no matter how long we try? Is that puzzling itself meaningful? If so, is that meaning significant? Are these experiences actually signals that there is something more than to human lifeour human life, my lifeperhaps something transcendent? The book ends with a discussion of the need for an apologetic that includes a wide range of biblical revelationnot just religious experience, but historical and scientific evidence and rational arguments involving both a positive case and a negative refutation of objections.
We are not Alone
Author: James W. Sire
Publisher: The Lutterworth Press
A series of poems in simple settings, where many point beyond themselves to fundamental sage teaching, which include the awareness of the ego self as an illusion. A realisation of the one self of the world, deathlessness, timelessness, the unborn self of Buddhism and the lila/maya, (the illusory and playful nature of the divine as an insight of the upanishads). Wonder,according to Goethe, is the highest that man can achieve, faced with the infi nite and eternal. The mystical utterances of Christ as opposed to monotheistic belief. This author's web page has received a Vision Award! Visit it at www.mysticseed.com An article by the Author TRUE MYSTICISM True mysticism can be defined as a classical or scholarly understanding, in contrast with it's much abused, popular use today, of any loose connection with the occult. I do not say that areas within paganism are completely devoid of divine awareness. To make this more explicit one might suggest a rather obvious comparison say between St John of the Cross to the contemporary figure of mystic Meg! Or witchcraft, Druid symbolism against The enlightenment of J Krishnamurti or Ramana Maharshi. If we draw on insight from Advaita/Vedanta or even the mystical utterances of Jesus the Nazarene, we may eventually arrive at the understanding, in knowledge and experiential terms, that ultimately in divine reality, only one thing, or rather 'no thing', actually 'is' or exists. (ie one existential 'no thing'). This discovery Turns our vision upside down, so to speak, or in Lao Tzu terms, the other way around, as Alan Watts would have it. Major religions are the cradles of mystical truth though they have often fought against it in their own particular midst. We have the Sufi mystics persecuted by mainstream Islam and Christians did the same to their mystics in history, often murdering them. Reminiscent of this is Jesus (the mystic) put to death by the church of his day for declaring not an heretical theology but simply what he felt. I personally sense Jesus as the embodiment of true mysticism, as he uttered what he felt that he was one with the all. A cosmic consciousness and the cosmic empathiser. Christendom seems to me to be a classic example of the disaster of emulation from trying to follow a teacher, rather than the teaching. 'When a finger points to moon, only fool looks at finger' and as Watts has said, Christians appear to suck it for comfort! 'You search the scriptures daily for you think you have life in them' said Jesus, pointing to their lack of inward life that they must turn the very scriptures into an idol. Monotheistic religions draw on divine transcendence while ignoring divine immanence. True mysticism is simple then. Simply the negation of all idolatry, both tangible and intangible, including biblical idolatry. It is also the various spiritual paths that lead us to self and no-self enquiry, where the ground of all may be touched. Alan Watts is correct to say, 'there is a taboo against knowing 'who' and 'what' we are'. A taboo that we are unaware of or that we tacitly ignore.
Echoes of the Sages
Author: Roy K. Austin
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Author: Heraclitus (of Ephesus.)
Category: Aphorisms and apothegms
Category: American literature
Books in Print January 1, 1928
Category: American literature
The enormous changes in twentieth-century Chinese higher education up to the Sino-Japanese War are detailed in this pioneering work. Yeh examines the impact of instruction in English and of the introduction of science and engineering into the curriculum. Such innovations spurred the movement of higher education away from the gentry academies focused on classical studies and propelled it toward modern middle-class colleges with diverse programs. Yeh provides a typology of Chinese institutions of higher learning in the Republican period and detailed studies of representative universities. She also describes student life and prominent academic personalities in various seats of higher learning. Social changes and the political ferment outside the academy affected students and faculty alike, giving rise, as Yeh contends, to a sense of alienation on the eve of war.
Culture and Politics in Republican China, 1919-1937
Author: Wen-Hsin Yeh
Publisher: Harvard Univ Asia Center
Witzige und kluge Superheldengeschichte des preisgekrönten Kinderbuchautors Frank Cottrell Boyce: Rory ist gerne gut vorbereitet. Er weiß genau, was man bei Wespenstichen macht, wie man einen Nilpferdangriff abwehrt oder eine Mobbingattacke. Doch was, wenn sich das eigene Gesicht plötzlich grün verfärbt? Rory landet als medizinische Sensation auf der Isolierstation eines Krankenhauses, zusammen mit Tommy-Lee, dem Oberfiesling aus seiner Klasse. Sind die beiden vielleicht zu Superhelden mutiert? Um das herauszufinden, stürzen sie sich nun Nacht für Nacht mit dem Fensterputz-Aufzug in die verrücktesten Abenteuer ...
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Category: Juvenile Fiction
George John Romanes, close friend and colleague of Darwin, remains a terribly misunderstood figure in the history of evolutionary science. Although his scientific contributions have been valued, his religious journey has been either neglected or misjudged. Typically scholars only acknowledge some of the work on theism he did at the very end of his life and usually blame his wife for doctoring the record with her pieties. His extensive poetry writing, much of it religious, has never been explored and his "Memorial Poem" to Darwin has been completely overlooked. The recent discovery of the original typescript of the poem, lost for more than a century and reprinted in this book for the first time, allows us to enter the mind of a major Darwinian as we watch him struggle to put together faith and science on a positive basis. The typescript of the "Memorial Poem" contains numerous corrections inserted by Romanes as well as several handwritten poems. The recovery of this unique poetic exploration is a major event for Darwin studies and Pleins is the first author to study it and draw out its full significance in the history of the religion/science debate. Pleins recounts Romanes's journey from belief to skepticism and back to faith as he arrives at a new understanding of the religious implications of Darwin's theory of evolution. Throughout, Romanes shows how it is possible for a Darwinian to reframe in creative ways the relation between faith and science. Given that many today invoke Darwin to legitimate an atheistic enterprise, the publication of this poem composed by one of the original Darwinians will spark new discussions regarding these questions.
George Romanes and the Evolution of a Darwinian Believer
Author: J. David Pleins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
An American National Bibliography
Category: United States
Song's theology is a startling rebuke to Christologies centered either in historical-critical searches or church doctrines. For Song, theology is the biography of God, and God's reign is evident in stories of God's saving presence in Jesus. The reign of God in Jesus "becomes manifest through movements of people to be free from the shackles of the past, to change the status quo of the present, and to have a role to play in the arrival of the future".
Author: Choan-Seng Song
Publisher: Fortress Press
Country music of the late 1960s and early 1970s was a powerful symbol of staunch conservative resistance to the emerging counterculture. But starting around 1972, the city of Austin, Texas became host to a growing community of musicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, and fans who saw country music as a part of their collective heritage and sought to merge it with countercultural ideals to forge a distinctly Texan counterculture. Progressive country music-a hybrid of country music and rock-blossomed in this growing Austin community, as it played out the contradictions at work among its residents. The music was at once firmly grounded in the traditional Texan culture in which they had been raised, and profoundly affected by their newly radicalized, convention-flouting ways. In Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene, Travis Stimeling connects the local Austin culture and the progressive music that became its trademark. He presents a colorful range of evidence, from behavior and dress, to newspaper articles, to personal interviews of musicians. Along the way, Stimeling uncovers parodies of the cosmic cowboy image that reinforce the longing for a more peaceful way of life, but that also recognize an awareness of the muddled, conflicted nature of this counterculture identity. Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks provides new insight into the inner workings of Austin's progressive country music scene-by bringing the music and musicians brilliantly to life.
The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene
Author: Travis D. Stimeling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
With their early experiments in psychedelic rock music in the 1960s, and their epic recordings of the 1970s and '80s, Pink Floyd became one of the most influential and recognizable rock bands in history. As "The Pink Floyd Sound," the band created sound and light shows that defined psychedelia in England and inspired similar movements in the Jefferson Airplane's San Francisco and Andy Warhol's New York City. The band's subsequent recordings forged rock music's connections to orchestral music, literature, and philosophy. "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall" ignored pop music's ordinary topics to focus on themes such as madness, existential despair, brutality, alienation, and socially induced psychosis. They also became some of the best-selling recordings of all time. In this collection of essays, sixteen scholars expert in various branches of philosophy set the controls for the heart of the sun to critically examine the themes, concepts, and problems—usually encountered in the pages of Heidegger, Foucault, Sartre, or Orwell—that animate and inspire Pink Floyd's music. These include the meaning of existence, the individual's place in society, the interactions of knowledge and power in education, the contradictions of art and commerce, and the blurry line—the tragic line, in the case of Floyd early member Syd Barrett (died in 2006)—between genius and madness. Having dominated pop music for nearly four decades, Pink Floyd's dynamic and controversial history additionally opens the way for these authors to explore controversies about intellectual property, the nature of authorship, and whether wholes—especially in the case of rock bands—are more than the sums of their parts.
Careful with that Axiom, Eugene!
Author: George A. Reisch
Publisher: Open Court