Providing all the tools for engaged, informed individual analysis of the text, this is an essential starting point for students of American literature and women's writing, or for anyone fascinated by Chopin's controversial work.
The Goddess of the Stars and the Sea is awakened from Her dreamtime with the knowing that a change for humankind approaches. The final days of Atlantis are marked by deceit, lust, and greed. The once vibrant culture, blessed with advanced knowledge bestowed upon it by a race of star beings, now suffers with a corrupt governing body and a degenerate priesthood. The Goddess intervenes to assist humanity and calls upon the young priestess, Geodran, to be Her helper. Geodran struggles to fulfill a destiny larger than her own personal desires, a destiny bestowed upon her by her mother, the High Priestess Jaquine. In a moment of maternal desperation, Jaquine had promised her unborn child, Geodran, to the Goddess, in return for the baby's safe birth, thus sealing her daughter's fate. Geodran's journey is a heroic quest to bring forth the next era of human civilization. The Awakening is the first in the Goddess of the Stars and the Sea trilogy.
Moving from Chicago to tiny Radisson, Georgia, awakens latent psychic powers in sixteen-year-old Kendall, who finds herself communicating with ghosts and forming a ragtag ghost hunting team to research and battle a belligerent spirit that is trying to harm her father.
The Awakening: Poems from the Heart celebrates the emotions and sentiments that make life interesting and colorful. Author Joseph P. Salva VIII discusses the most fragile of feelings, like loss, pain, suffering and sadness; happiness and hope; dreams and fantasies; as well as friends and families, and the bond that keeps them together...love.
In Revivals, Awakenings, and Reform, McLoughlin draws on psychohistory, sociology, and anthropology to examine the relationship between America's five great religious awakenings and their influence on five great movements for social reform in the United States. He finds that awakenings (and the revivals that are part of them) are periods of revitalization born in times of cultural stress and eventuating in drastic social reform. Awakenings are thus the means by which a people or nation creates and sustains its identity in a changing world. "This book is sensitive, thought-provoking and stimulating. It is 'must' reading for those interested in awakenings, and even though some may not revise their views as a result of McLoughlin's suggestive outline, none can remain unmoved by the insights he has provided on the subject."—Christian Century "This is one of the best books I have read all year. Professor McLoughlin has again given us a profound analysis of our culture in the midst of revivalistic trends."—Review and Expositor