The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, originally published in 2005, is a landmark work in the burgeoning field of religion and nature. It covers a vast and interdisciplinary range of material, from thinkers to religious traditions and beyond, with clarity and style. Widely praised by reviewers and the recipient of two reference work awards since its publication (see www.religionandnature.com/ern), this new, more affordable version is a must-have book for anyone interested in the manifold and fascinating links between religion and nature, in all their many senses.
"Know your power to heal: words can destroy you or heal you-act like a balm, a solvent, a solution to a problem. What to do? What to do? Air your grievances and allow the other person to air his or hers. Just as you want to be listened to, listen to the other. Honor their perspective. Their perspective comes from their perception. All perception comes from the ego. The ego is insane, Therefore, all perception will be distorted. Everything is seen through the filter of your experience. Learn to replace perception with knowing. Knowing comes from the Truth. Knowing comes from the Divine, from Spirit. Knowing is part of the Oneness of Me, of Who I Am, of Who You Are. You are One with Me, One with the Father. We are One, One Being, One Substance, One Light. You are the Light of the World Just as you cannot separate the different particles of Light from the whole, we cannot separate you from the whole. We see you as One. The kingdom of God is within you. I AM within you. You are within Me. There is nothing else. You only understand the connection to Me by going within. You reach Me from within. There is nothing outside of you but what you put there. You look outside of yourself for validation of everything. You won't find it there. It doesn't exist outside of self. It exists within." From: God is the Biggest Joker of All
Release on 2007-06-15 | by Compiled by: Meg and Lewis Randa
Author: Compiled by: Meg and Lewis Randa
Pubpsher: Author House
Bovine Boddhisatva is the story of Emily the cow that escaped from the slaughterhouse in 1995. A heartwarming story of a family of vegetarians who during the Christmas Holiday dropped everything and went in search for an extraordinarily intelligent, cunning and brave bovine. This compilation of over 80 independently written articles about a wayward cow by journalist from around the country (Boston Globe, People Magazine, Metro-West Daily News, AP) tells a story unlike any other. Emily the cow did what no other cow has -- escaped the killing floor of a slaughterhouse to become a sacred cow for a school of special needs children and a community of nonvegetarians. The perfect read for any who considers themselves animal lovers and the ideal present for your vegetarian friend.
In this newly updated second edition of the Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements, George D. Chryssides traces the rise and development of new religious movements throughout the world. An updated introduction summarizes the phenomenon of new religious movements and lays out the changes to the dictionary since the 2001 edition, while the main body of the dictionary consists of close to 600 cross-referenced entries on key figures, ideas, themes, and places related to various new religious movements. An index organizes the information in the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography leads the researcher to further sources.
Drawing upon traditional wisdom, visualizations, and her long experience as an herbalist, Pam Montgomery explains how to create space, find plant and animal allies, and create flower essences that can help individuals heal the rift between themselves and their environment.