In her late forties, after a noisy upbringing as one of six children and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland found herself living alone in the country and, to her surprise, falling in love with silence. In this fascinating, intelligent, and beautifully written book, Maitland describes how she set out to explore this new love, spending periods of silence in the Sinai desert, the Scottish hills, and a remote cottage on the Isle of Skye. Maitland delves deep into the rich cultural history of silence, exploring its significance in fairy tale and myth, its importance to the Western and Eastern religious traditions, and its use in psychoanalysis and artistic expression. Her story culminates in her building a hermitage on an isolated moor in Galloway, and as she guides readers through experiences of silence in this new home, she evokes a sense of peace that includes the reader in its intimate tranquility.
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Garth had given the mighty Sword of Bheleu into the Forgotten King's keeping. Now he needed it back, and the King demanded that Garth bring him the Book of Silence in exchange -but Garth feared that the King would use the Book to bring about an Age of Death
Excerpt from The Shrine of Silence: A Book of Meditations What then could afford a more delightful surprise than to find the book instantly called for, and three editions in two years required to satisfy the demand. Those who scan these pages for discursive trea tises, for long drawn out contemplations or argu ments, will surely be disappointed. The author has but one object in presenting these writings to the world. That object is to strive to arouse a thoughtful mood in the reader, coupled with an immediate awakening of the higher spiritual forces of his nature. To some the thoughts may seem to be radical disruptive, disorganizing, iconoclastic. But not if they read the spirit of the author into the lines. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
The Voice of Silence is a book of selected poems written by Shehla Ashkar, that is a sure treat to delight all poetry lovers ! This book is a poetical journey that traverses across the landscapes of love, life, reality, pain, ruthlessness, abandonment, anguish, frustration and even death! SILENCE is not silent. . . says the poet and the writer, Shehla Ashkar. According to her, silence has the voice that boldly holds different feelings, emotions or sentiments of one's inner space. This collection of poems called The Voice of Silence speaks much of the above said variable mix of thoughts, emotions and feelings, invoked by various facets of life that may reside inside the soul of every human. The Voice of Silence surely is going to be a page turner to anyone looking out for a solace in reading and enjoying the lines, within which you may find your own reflection here and there. . . in between the lines !
The Book of Silence is an innovative, one of a kind, method book. Designed to help in the development of rhythmic reading skills, this book's unique and effective method utilizes silence (rests) as the musical device to insure consistent, subdivided counting. And unquestionably, the development of this type of counting system is the most critical component in becoming a successful reader. Accompanying the book are two MP3 CDs that are essential to this method. These CDs, which include more than 250 audio click tracks of various rhythms and tempos, were designed to help students develop a stronger internalization of pulse and rhythmic precision. The Book of Silence will definitely assist musicians of all levels to mature into more accurate and confident readers.