Author: Wade Davis
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A vivid account of Britain's epic attempts to scale Mount Everest in the early 1920s draws on the letters and diaries of George Mallory to trace such topics as the role of 19th-century imperial ambition in the expedition and the way in which the ascent reflected England's post-World War I redemption efforts. By the award-winning author of The Serpent and the Rainbow. 75,000 first printing.
Author: Abhishaj Sajeev
Every time a compassionate heart is broken into innumerate pieces, do you hear that shattering sound? Does that make you look over your shoulder in fear? Probably not, because all you hear is plain silence. Silence of a tear rolling down, silence of a heart left deserted and a soul once again deprived of love. But my dear friend, be afraid, be very afraid of this illusion, for this silence is not silence at all. It encompasses a thousand screams that just haven’t reached your ears; a thousand cries that haven’t yet made you comprehend your brutal act. This deadly silence will come to you, when you are lying wide awake in your bed contemplating the loneliness that engulfs you at midnight and when this silence lays down right beside you, you’ll know exactly how the feeling is when it touches your head with its cold fingers and puts you to sleep while your eyes close with tears frozen in them. And from that night, that very night you’ll start dying a little on the inside every time you think of loving someone again.
Author: Danny Smith
Publisher: Lion Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Danny Smith has been at the forefront of human rights campaigning for over twenty-five years. He has fought for many people, providing a voice for the voiceless and a light in the darkness - this is his story. Shouting into the Silence is fast-moving and inspirational. Danny takes the reader to some of the darkest places on Earth and uncovers many of the 21st century’s most shameful secrets, including child sex slavery, human trafficking, the killing of street children and the orphanages of China. As the head of Jubilee Campaign, he posed as a sex tourist to get the UK laws on child abuse changed; he went to Moscow to fight for the Siberian Seven, and to the streets of India, to break the cycle that had meant that the children of prostitutes would always end up in the same trade. Shouting into the Silence is the story of one man’s battle on behalf of children at risk.
Author: Dennis Cummins
Believe it or not, most people who attend church do not see any significant reason for knowing God. Much of this is due to their yearning to live for rational experiences. "Into the Silence" is dedicated to changing this passing familiarity into an intimate connection with God. The Bible goes far beyond rational experiences into a world of direct spiritual encounters. "Into the Silence" features: How to distinguish between rational thinking and the voice of the spirit, How to expose the enemy when he comes as an angel of light, and How to understand that dreams can be significant messages for God.
Author: Michael Samuels MD,Mary Rockwood Lane RN, PhD
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
All across the country, a groundbreaking movement is forming in the field of health care: art and medicine are becoming one, with remarkable results. In major medical centers such as the University of Florida, Duke, University of California, and Harvard Medical School, patients confronting life-threatening illness and depression are using art, writing, music, and Dance to heal body and soul. -A woman with breast cancer who has never made art before finds healing and empowerment by creating sculpture. -A man with AIDS uses journaling to overcome feelings of despair and helplessness. -A woman suffering from depression following her divorce learns to dance for the first time in her life--and in he body's movement she rediscovers a sense of play and joy. -A musician gives meaning to his art by helping people with illness transform their life through music. -Physicians and nurses are beginning to use creativity to complement and enhance their medical practice. Creative Healing presents readers with the inspiring ways in which the arts (painting, writing, music, and dance) can free the spirit to heal. In one volume, the authors detail the transformative power of a diverse range of artistic activity. Michael Samuels, MD, has over twenty-five years of experience working with cancer patients and is the best-selling author of Seeing with the Mind's Eye and The Well Baby Book. He teams up with fellow pioneer Mary Rockwood Lane, RN, PhD, to share their extraordinary findings on the healing powers of the arts. Through guided imagery, personal stories, and practical exercises, they teach you how to find your "inner artist-healer," enabling you to improve your health, attitude, and sense of well being by immersing yourself in creative activity. Both Samuels and Lane offer invaluable insight through their personal journeys and extensive groundbreaking research, noting that "prayer, art, and healing come from the same source--the human soul." Because there lies an artist and healer within each of us, Creative Healing is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to discover the beauty of music, dance, writing or art and connect with a deeper part of oneself. Filled with inspiration and guidance, it will help you make changes in your life and the lives of others and gain access to the sacred place where inner peace exists.
Author: Robert Garlitz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Robert Leslie
You are not who you think you are! Here you can begin to re-educate yourself out of spiritual blindness and recognize your True Self-nature. Yoga psychology offers a discipline for freeing yourself from life's miseries. You are invited to enter a path of meditative concentration and self-inquiry leading to deep self knowledge. This path is founded on the proposition that you can truly be yourself, but that to be yourself you must first find and know yourself. When you have learned to let go of the delusions foisted on you by social conditioning you will recognize your inherent freedom from misery. Do not, however, think that this path is easy. Spiritual freedom requires that you face and come to terms with the roots of your spiritual ignorance. You must face and master your inner "demons".
Author: Paul Ferrini
For Paul Ferrini, there was a time when the very thought of Jesus left him cold. Instead of embodying the truth of Jesus' teaching, Christianity seemed to harbor the fearful thoughts and actions of people who were more committed to self-interest than to unconditional love. So when Ferrini felt Jesus' voice inside him saying, "I want you to acknowledge me," he resisted. In time, however, he came to realize that it was not Jesus he was rejecting but the untruths that had become attached to Christian teaching. Responding to the inner voice did not mean merely acknowledging Jesus as some great teacher who lived in the past, but also meant that he was opening himself up to a living presence within his own awareness. Once Ferrini reached this reconciliation, powerful words of spiritual truth began to flow through him. Reflections of the Christ Mind presents the most important teachings the author has received through his spiritual awakening. Here at last is a gospel devoted solely to Jesus' teachings of love, healing, and forgiveness. The teacher readers meet in these pages is both compassionate and open-minded-he is the Jesus Christians know in their hearts. Repudiating religious hypocrisy, intolerance, and spiritual pride, Ferrini rejects the dogmatic position of the Church, offering instead words of hope and healing that form the new gospel for today.
Author: William Hope Hodgson
Author: Irène Deliège,Geraint A. Wiggins
Publisher: Psychology Press
This collection initiates a resolutely interdisciplinary research dynamic specifically concerning musical creativity. Creativity is one of the most challenging issues currently facing scientific psychology and its study has been relatively rare in the cognitive sciences, especially in artificial intelligence. This book will address the need for a coherent and thorough exploration. Musical Creativity: Multidisciplinary Research in Theory and Practice comprises seven sections, each viewing musical creativity from a different scientific vantage point, from the philosophy of computer modelling, through music education, interpretation, neuroscience, and music therapy, to experimental psychology. Each section contains discussions by eminent international specialists of the issues raised, and the book concludes with a postlude discussing how we can understand creativity in the work of eminent composer, Jonathan Harvey. This unique volume presents an up-to-date snapshot of the scientific study of musical creativity, in conjunction with ESCOM (the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music). Describing many of the different aspects of musical creativity and their study, it will form a useful springboard for further such study in future years, and will be of interest to academics and practitioners in music, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and other fields concerning the study of human cognition in this most human of behaviours.