" These are Vicky Austin's thoughts as she stands near Commander Rodney's grave while her grandfather, who himself is dying of cancer, recites the funeral service.
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In book four of the award-winning Austin Family Chronicles young adult series from Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time, Vicky Austin experiences the difficulties and joys of growing up. "This wasn't the first time that I'd come close to death, but it was the first time I'd been involved in this part of it, this strange, terrible saying goodbye to someone you've loved." These are Vicky Austin's thoughts as she stands near Commander Rodney's grave while her grandfather, who himself is dying of cancer, recites the funeral service. Watching his condition deteriorate over that long summer is almost more than she can bear. Then, in the midst of her struggle, she finds herself the center of attention for three young men. Leo, Commander Rodney's son, turns to her as an old friend seeking comfort but longing for romance. Zachary, whose attempted suicide inadvertently caused Commander Rodney's death, sees her as the one sane and normal person who can give some meaning to his life. And Adam, a serious young student working at the nearby marine-biology station, discovers Vicky, his friend's little sister, incipient telepathic powers that can help him with his experiments in dolphin communications. Vicky finds solace and brief moments of peace in her poetry, but life goes on around her, and the strain intensifies as she confronts matters of love and of death, of dependence and of responsibility, universal concerns that we all must face. The inevitable crisis comes and Vicky must rely on openness, sensitivity, and the love of others to overcome her private grief. Once again, Madeleine L'Engle has written a story that revels in the drama of vividly portrayed characters and events of the spiritual and moral dimensions of common human experiences. A Ring of Endless Light is a 1981 Newbery Honor Book. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love
Endless. Light. She unravels her life before His eyes, and then her own.
Retrieving, releasing simple and eloquent lore, Buried deep in darkening tunnels
of time. She searches for threads that glitter and gleam To tie up the prose of her
Author: Anita Kraal-Zuidema
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Any major transition in life is apt to create new challenges or reinvigorate lingering questions. Worries and feelings of inadequacy are often uninvited companions as we negotiate the passage of time and life. So where do we turn when we need a light to show us the next step forward—either for ourselves or for our loved ones? In Toward Endless Light, author Anita Kraal-Zuidema reflects on her life story in writing what began as love legacy for her family. As stories tumbled out, she knew they were meant to be shared with a broader audience than she had at first envisioned. With new insight, she began to foster a greater appreciation and love for scripture and the biblical solutions it offers. Anita also wanted to challenge her readers to consider and ponder the every-day choices they make and to encourage them to walk in closer relationship with God. Life is full of questions, though most of life is accomplished without ready answers to our most difficult questions—the whys and the why me sort. However great our intentions, the devil is always ready to infuse his foolishness into our minds as he sits perched on our shoulder doing his best to keep us from doing our very best. Thank God, the devil succeeds less and less—especially as we listen more closely to the only one who has answers to all our questions. They will come—in his time, in his way.
Once the Spirit takes hold and puts His mark on us, then God uses us to draw the
world to our doorstep, and we will joyfully point to Him who is the endless Light
our souls seek. NIGHT OWLS UNITE! At midnight I rise to give you.
Author: Anita Kraal-Zuidema
Publisher: WestBow Press
She Walks in Beauty and Endless Light is a compilation of essays to celebrate the wise and virtuous woman of Proverbs 31, who has lived on through countless generations of grandmothers and mothers and is alive and well today. I am humbled to know many of these paragons of virtue. You will meet just a few in this small offering, but take heartyou will meet others in the next book already in progress. There are numerous facets to this woman, but the golden strand that shimmers through the generations is virtue. The Proverbs 31 lady is a morally strong woman who radiates inner beauty, ambition, accomplishment, and godly wisdom. She has great value in her home and in the community, and everywhere she goes, people are drawn to the light in her eyes and the wisdom she exudes. Her hands and feet are ready and eager to serve a needy world, and her heart is set toward the endless light of Gods love. If you enjoyed the book, tell others. You may contact the author by email: [email protected]
A Great Ring of Pure and Endless Light: Selected Poems By Henry Vaughan A cluster of the very best of Henry Vaughan's Metaphysical poems, which are filled with a 'deep, but dazzling darkness'.
Author: Henry Vaughan
Publisher: Crescent Moon Publishing
A Great Ring of Pure and Endless Light: Selected Poems By Henry Vaughan A cluster of the very best of Henry Vaughan's Metaphysical poems, which are filled with a 'deep, but dazzling darkness'. Lesser known Vaughan works, including some love poems, are collected here beside the famous pieces such as 'The Morning Watch', 'The World' and 'The Night'. Henry Vaughan is the Metaphysical poet from the Welsh borders (he was born at Newton-upon-Usk, Breconshire, in 1621). He went up to Oxford, studied law in London, wrote some astounding religious poetry, and died in 1695. The dazzling night pervades Henry Vaughan's poetry. It is a cosmic night, a night of regeneration. Many of the Vaughan poems collected here pivot around an experience of the cosmic, religious night, from 'The World', with its famous, much-anthologized opening lines: 'I saw Eternity the other night Like a great Ring of pure and endless light'. It is a night of rebirth, the night as a dark womb, in which the world is reborn. Cosmic rebirth is one of the major themes in Vaughan's poetry, and especially in his collection or series of sacred poems, Silex Scintillans. Henry Vaughan is one of the most radiant of British poets. Like other Metaphysical poets (poets such as George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, Andrew Marvell and John Donne), the deep darkness of the alchemical ferment in Vaughan's poetry is balanced by a radiance, a light shining out of the darkness. It is a divine light, as found in the Mystical Theology of the influential Christian writer, Dionysius the Areopagite. Dionysius' Neoplatonic visions of divinity and the celestial hierarchies of angels influenced Dante Alighieri, among many others poets. Henry Vaughan's poetry moves from dark to light, with the seeds of one being always present in the other. His nights, for all their darkness, also grow light. Vaughan's poetry is about big themes, cosmic themes, religious themes, with titles such as 'The World', 'Regeneration', 'Peace', and 'The Retreat'. Vaughan is not shy of big themes, as some poets are. He dives right in. His openings are particular powerful, striking up a majestic tone immediately: I saw Eternity the other night Like a great Ring of pure and endless light... ('The World') Happy those early days! when I Shined in my Angel-infancy. ('The Retreat') 'My soul, there is a country Far beyond the stars... ('Peace') They are all gone into the world of light! And I alone sit ling'ring here... ("They are all gone") Through that pure Virgin-shine, That sacred veil drawn o'er the glorious noon... ('The Night') Revised and updated text. Illustrated. www.crmoon.com
Now nothing will seem the way it seemed to seem: Gold will gleam, Time will
stream When you meet the Empress of the Endless Dream! 'Are you real?' said
Cata. 'Or illusion?' The rainbow lady came forward, gliding over the snow, light ...
Author: David Rain
Publisher: Hachette UK
Long ago, the mysterious bearers of a golden, magical jewel retreated to the Lamasery of the Winds. Many think the lamasery has been destroyed, but the truth is stranger by far. Caught between dimensions, its powers persist and grow. But are they powers of good - or welling, insidious evil? Returning at last you his rightful kingdom, Prince Jemany faces a final conflict in his desperate battle to reunite the sacred Crystals of the Orok and defeat his rival, the anit-god Toth Vexrah. In an icy, midwinter city, ravaged by terrorism, brutal murder and impending war, Jem struggles for clues to his last, most mysterious, and most powerful prize, the searing, sun-like crystal of the sky god Adonis. Originally released under the pseudonym Tom Arden
John Milton (1608-1674) is best known today for his two epic poems, Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, but he wrote a great many other works, both poetry and nonfiction, all infused with his particular philosophy and theology of the Christian religion. Well-known scholar Michael R. Collings here examines one of Milton's major themes--human liberty and choice--and shows how it permeates all the master's writings. Complete with bibliography, notes, and index.
For boundless time He was ever in the light . That light is the space and place of
Ohrmazd . Some call it Endless Light .... Ahriman was abased in slowness of
knowledge and the lust to smite . The lust to smite was his sheath and darkness
Author: Mary Boyce
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"Boyce is a, perhaps the, world authority on Zoroastrianism. . . . Prefaced by a 27-page introduction, this anthology contains selections which offer a complete picture of Zoroastrian belief, worship and practice. There are historical texts from the sixth century B.C. onwards, and extracts from modern Zoroastrian writings representing traditionalism, occultism and reformist opinion. Anyone wishing to know more about this 'least well known of the world religions' should sample these selections."—The Methodist Church "Wide-ranging. . . . An indispensable one-volume collection of primary materials."—William R. Darrow, Religious Studies Review
CHAPTER FOUR I saw Eternity the other night Like a great ring of pure and endless light, All calm as it was bright; And round beneath, Time, in hours, days,
years, Driven by the spheres, Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world And
Author: Nell Wise Wechter
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The legend of Teach's Light has been handed down by the people of Stumpy Point village in coastal North Carolina for nearly three centuries. None can say when the mysterious light that hovers above Little Dismal Swamp will next appear, but it is said to guard a store of treasure buried long ago by Edward Teach (c. 1680-1718), better known as the infamous pirate Blackbeard. One summer evening, teenagers Corky Calhoun and Toby Davis row into the swamp, drawn by the mystery of Teach's Light. But their adventure soon takes a curious turn. Thrown back in time by a sudden explosion, Corky and Toby find themselves floating safely above seventeenth-century England, as Blackbeard's life unfolds below. They watch as the orphaned Edward Teach decides to stow away across the Atlantic, begins his career as the fearsome Blackbeard, stages terrible raids from the Caribbean to North Carolina aboard his ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, and, finally, is beheaded in a battle with the British Crown's ships. An inventive blend of history and science fiction, Teach's Light brings Blackbeard's story vividly to life.
I wish to meet the artist who painted beautiful rainbows Upon the canvas ofa dark
stormy sky Multi—colored sunsets that are held tightly in place Between the
heavens and the earth A gaseous ball of endless light that has the power to
Author: Dorothy M. Small
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
From Darkness Into The Light is an inspirational book of poetry written in free style. The poems emerged from a journal that I wrote in order to deal with unresolved issues of personal losses. Initially written for self-expression, the poems interwoven throughout the journal profoundly touched me. I read some of them to close friends, and based on their response I began to read the poems to the public. Again, the response was overwhelming. What I find interesting about the poems is that most are written in about 15 minutes, some a little longer, and others in shorter time. I began to realize that the poems are gifts that flow through me and that they touch others in their own deeply personal way.
DAY BREAK . I KNOW earth's beautiful light Will be soon withdrawn ; But I have
no dread of the Night , Nor doubt of the Dawn . Then break , O rapturous Dawn ,
From the dusky NightEarth's glimmering rays withdrawn , Comes the endless light ...
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Subsequent successive variations :“ To live and sing with Him in ever - glorious
light ; ” “ To live and sing with Him in uneclipsèd light ; " “ To live and sing with
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The shadows of our broken world abide only in this endless light. Here we come
to the highest purpose of the human person: adoration of the Lord God. Before
we are knowers, builders, artists, traders, or caregivers, we are created to be ...
Author: Michael J. Ortiz
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
In Like the First Morning, acclaimed author and teacher Michael J. Ortiz presents both a literary and a deeply personal approach to the Morning Offering, a popular form of daily prayer practiced by millions of Catholics worldwide. The book reveals the depth of this simple devotion, showing how a daily offering up of prayers, works, joys, and sufferings renews every aspect of life, and inspires the reader to live each day with greater intentionality and joy. Like the First Morning reflects upon the Morning Offering, a popular and beloved Catholic devotion prayed at the start of each day to consecrate the day to Christ. Michael Ortiz, a religion and English teacher and author of Swan Town, draws from theologians, popes, poets, novelists, philosophers, mystics, and saints to help readers to become more fully aware of the beauty of God’s creation and be more open to his grace. This unique book of Catholic spirituality consists of fourteen short, lyrical chapters, each centered on a key phrase of the prayer. The fresh approach to this ancient practice will appeal to those who seek inspiration to continue this form of daily prayer, as well as those who are unfamiliar with the devotion who want to deepen their prayer life.
Ten of these mystical paths are called Sefirot, containers for the Light in a
cascading fountain; the other 22 are the ... The letters are the “workmen” that
make the ten Sefirot function; they are transformers of the Endless Light into
Author: Richard Leviton
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Discover the wonderful secret the Earth holds for us-that the stars of the galaxy live on our planet. Holograms of high-magnitude stars over holy mountains. Physical travel to other planets through stargates on the Earth's surface. Near instantaneous transportation across the planet through quick-way portals. Outrageous science fiction or sober geomantic fact? Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton takes you on a wild tour of three geomantic features of our planet and reveals that what science fiction has dreamed the Earth in fact offers us. Stars on the Earth combines scholarship, clairvoyance, and field experience with the latest discoveries of geology and astrophysics and the timeless insights of the world's myths to open the planetary door to the stars. It's all part of the Earth's unsuspected but staggeringly rich endowment as a designer planet. Our planet was precisely designed and implemented for us, and it's equipped with a visionary geography that mirrors features of the galaxy and Heavens. Why are so many of the Earth's mountains said to be holy, producing visions and encounters with the "gods?" They all have canopies of light called domes, each transmitting the presence of a galactic star. What is the geomantic origin of the Bermuda Triangle? Two dysfunctional stargates. If working properly, they and the Earth's other two million stargates could transport us rapidly to other planets. Is there a way to travel quickly across the planet without using cars, airplanes, boats, or trains? Yes, and it's called a traversable wormhole, and the Earth has thousands of them awaiting our discovery and use. Come join the tour of a planet you've never seen before: our own star-infused Earth.
... or Endless Light in Zoroastrianism; as Light in Greek philosophy; and as Father
of Greatness dwelling in the Light in ... Ahriman or Endless Darkness in
Zoroastrianism; Dark in Greek philosophy; and King of Darkness in Manichaeism.
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triumph arranged for himself in the end — the endless 4, unlimited light being
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