In a time when competing and often irreconcilable belief systems seem to dominate all religious conversation in Christianity, N. Graham Standish offers an alternative for leading a spiritual and faithful life. Providing models that embrace elements of many spiritual traditions within Christianity, Discovering the Narrow Path seeks to hold all extremist positions in perfect tension, by integrating their essential truths yet also recognizing their flaws. In doing so, Standish surveys the wisdom of the mystics, the practice of forming a Trinitarian faith, the openness of healing traditions, and the value of balancing prayer and action, as well as spirituality, theology, and religion. Complete with two appendices, one a guide for group study and one an introduction to spiritual reading, Discovering the Narrow Path is an essential resource for those seeking spiritual fulfillment.
We have been warned that the way to life is narrow and few will find it. We as humans are searching for meaning, but apart from God's light we stumble in darkness. This is one woman's journey of spiritual blindness of the New age, Occult, and mysticism in the church, to finding the true light that can only be found in Jesus.
This book is the second volume following Short Stories, Essays and Exercises on the Path to Self Discovery by the same author. It is a collection of musings and insights by the author, presented raw, in the hope that the readers can use them to discover their own paths leading to their own awakening.
The mind is a powerful ally for us to live in this world. However given absolute control of our lives, it becomes a silent tyrant.Indeed, there is no master more ruthless, no jungle more wild, and no fire more fierce and consuming than the reactive mind. Therefore the battlefield of the mind is the only one we have to conquer, the only prison we have to walk out of, and then we can realize we have always been free. Freedom is the true nature of our being. This book is a collection of Short Stories, Essays and Exercises which the author wrote over the years as a record of observations on her own journey towards finding the authentic Self.The author wishes to inspire the readers into self inquiry by incorporating her experiences in all the work and distilling those experiences for everyone to try.It is meant to be light reading rather than a textbook."The greatest politeness is free of all formality,perfect conduct is free of concern,perfect wisdom is unplanned,perfect love is without demonstrations,perfect sincerity offers no guarantee." ~The way of Chuang Tzu by Thomas Merton
Its a pleasure for some readers to discover historical fiction. While searching for his familys fabled Renaissaance gardens and estate in Spain, our narrator, Anonios, uncovers some unexpected roles among his own forbears during the inquisition. An international correspondent in todays world, he roams the continents after the tragic demise of his family, sharing each new destination with a different lover and moving on when forced by circumstances. History and current events are both part fiction, he finds, and both hold many surprises. In old age, he returns to America, where he finds a long-lost love still waiting.
German classicist's monumental study of the origins of European thought in Greek literature and philosophy. Brilliant, widely influential. Includes "Homer's View of Man," "The Olympian Gods," and "Aristophanes and Aesthetic Criticism."
Does another Chianti guide really make sense? It does, if written by an author hailing from Chianti. The author is indeed a real Chianti native who, with his camera, has traveled this territory far and wide to accompany us through its extraordinary particularities. Very often there is still a lack of adequate support to visit the so-called minor areas, which indeed are not minor, as shown by the Chianti territory so rich in art, breathtaking landscapes, history and food. This guide wants to fill this void, accompanying us with simplicity and frankness through unusual itineraries, villages, churches and abbeys where, in addition to works of art, we will be able to learn about lesser-known glimpses, Tuscan expressions, owners of shops and clubs frequented by Chianti residents, the “chiantigiani”. Briefly, there is everything we need here: a local friend who, with suggestions, anecdotes and advices, accompanies us in discovering Chianti with some excursions to the nearby wonders of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Certaldo, Volterra.
This book offers the first full exploration of the religious, ethical, and social dimensions of Michael Polanyi's philosophy, and its implications for the crisis of modern culture. Michael Polanyi developed a new way of understanding the process of discovering scientific knowledge - a theory which can alter our notions of ourselves and of existence. In 'The Way of Discovery', Richard Gelwick, a former student of the renowned scientist-turned-philosopher, presents us with a comprehensive and documented introduction to Polanyi's theory of knowledge. Michael Polanyi was born in Budapest in 1891. After a distinguished career as a physical chemist, he turned to philosophy, religion, and social sciences, becoming, by the time of his death in 1976, one of the greatest scientist-philosophers of our century. Polanyi maintained that three centuries of belief in scientific detachment had produced a crisis of culture. Working from his own experience as a scientist, and with an insight from Gestalt psychology, Polanyi asserted that objective scientific knowledge is at bottom personal knowledge - that scientists and artists establish meaning in basically the same way. His ideas call for a new way of thinking and pose a new frontier of thought, a new image of humanity
You are living in one of the most exciting times in human history! People have struggled for thousands of years to find happiness and fulfillment, but now its clear that you can have the life you desire if you learn to use your mind correctly. Today, the realm of miracles and mystery being understood in a new way as the connection between mind, body, and spirit becomes clearer and more accessible to you. Your mind is not only a powerful ally in your quest for a better life, but it is also your link to others and the Divine through the energy web of all creation. By learning to apply the principles in these pages, you will have greater access to your personal potential and story of success. In this easy-to-read and practical book, Dr. David James, an expert on personal transformation, introduces you to your magnificent mind and shows you how to harness its power to create a life filled with happiness, abundance, and well-being.
Rebellion has returned to Zenith. Kari is determined to see the rebellion through, but the Imperium don’t fight fair. Mutants and super-soldiers are slaughtering innocents. Then they take Ryker. Kari will do whatever it takes to save her best friend, and stars protect anyone who gets in the way. Join the crew of Ghost for their fiercest fight yet in Starship Renegades: Discovery.
Luis W. Alvarez has had a breathtakingly varied and important career of discovery, adventure, and invention. The winner of the 1968 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on subatomic particles, Alvarez participated as a scientific observer of the Hiroshima bombing mission, formulated the asteroid theory of dinosaur extinctions, discovered the radioactivity of tritium, took x-rays of the Second Pyramid at Giza, designed the Berkeley proton linear accelerator, first observed fundamental particle resonances, created the variable-focus thin lens, analyzed the Kennedy assassination film, and invented the Ground Control Approach radar system for airplane landings, to name but a few of his experiences and accomplishments. Discovering Alvarez collects articles by this innovative physicist, documenting his outstanding contributions. The articles, which span his career, are accompanied by a remarkable collection of commentary by the colleagues and students who worked closely with Alvarez on each project or discovery.