Grandmothers Counsel the World

This book presents the insights and guidance of thirteen indigenous grandmothers from five continents, many of whom are living legends among their own peoples.

Grandmothers Counsel the World

We are thirteen indigenous grandmothers. . . . We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth, the atrocities of war, the global scourge of poverty, the prevailing culture of materialism, the epidemics that threaten the health of the Earth’s peoples, and with the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We, the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, believe that our ancestral ways of prayer, peacemaking, and healing are vitally needed today. . . . We believe that the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future. In some Native American societies, tribal leaders consulted a council of grandmothers before making any major decisions that would affect the whole community. What if we consulted our wise women elders about the problems facing our global community today? This book presents the insights and guidance of thirteen indigenous grandmothers from five continents, many of whom are living legends among their own peoples. The Grandmothers offer wisdom on such timely issues as nurturing our families; cultivating physical and mental health; and confronting violence, war, and poverty. Also included are the reflections of Western women elders, including Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Carol Moseley Brown.

Grandmother Power

A Global Phenomenon Paola Gianturco ... Grandmothers Counsel the World. ...
Dialogue to Promote Change from Within: A Grandmother-inclusive and
lntergenerational Approach to Promote Girls' Health and Well-being and to
Eliminate FGM ...

Grandmother Power

Whether fighting for the environment, human rights, education, health, or cultural preservation, a new generation of activist grandmothers across the world are using their strength, wisdom, and hearts to make a difference. An unheralded grandmothers' movement is changing the world. Insurgent grandmothers are using their power to fight for a better future for grandchildren everywhere. And they are succeeding. Grandmother Power profiles activist grandmothers in fifteen countries on five continents who tell their compelling stories in their own words. Grandmothers in Canada, Swaziland, and South Africa collaborate to care for AIDS orphans. Grandmothers in Senegal convince communities to abandon female genital mutilation. Grandmothers in India become solar engineers and bring light to their villages while those in Peru, Thailand, and Laos sustain weaving traditions. Grandmothers in Argentina teach children to love books and reading. Other Argentine grandmothers continue their 40-year search for grandchildren who were kidnapped during the nation's military dictatorship. Irish grandmothers teach children to sow seeds and cook with fresh, local ingredients. Filipino grandmothers demand justice for having been forced into sex slavery during World War II. Guatemalan grandmothers operate a hotline and teach parenting. In the Middle East, Israeli grandmothers monitor checkpoints to prevent abuse and the UAE's most popular television show stars four animated grandmothers who are surprised by contemporary life. Indigenous grandmothers from thirteen countries conduct healing rituals to bring peace to the world. Gianturco's full-color images and her heroines' amazing tales make Grandmother Power an inspiration for everyone, and it cements the power of grandmothers worldwide. Please visit http://globalgrandmotherpower.com/ for additional information. All author royalties will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, which provides grants to African grandmothers who are raising AIDS orphans.

The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World

FURTHER READINGS Schaefer, C. Grandmothers Counsel the World. Boston:
Trumpeter, 2006. The Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. For the Next 7
Generations. [DVD]. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Worlds, 2009. The Thirteen
Indigenous ...

The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World

This e-only volume expands and updates the original 4-volume Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World (2011), offering a wide range of new entries and new multimedia content. The entries reflect such developments as the Arab Spring that brought women's issues in the Islamic world into sharp relief, the domination of female athletes among medal winners at the London 2012 Olympics, nine more women joining the ranks of democratically elected heads of state, and much more. The 475 articles in this e-only update (accompanied by photos and video clips) supplement the themes established in the original edition, providing a vibrant collection of entries dealing with contemporary women's issues around the world.

Goddesses in World Culture

For more see their Website, www.grandmothers council.com, or Carol Schaffer,
Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our
Planet (Boulder, CO: Trumpeter, 2006). Bibliography Benton-Banai, Edward.

Goddesses in World Culture

This collection of accessible essays relates the stories of individual goddesses from around the world, exploring their roles in the cultures from which they came, their histories and status today, and the controversies surrounding them. * 63 essays cover more than 100 goddesses and goddess-like figures from world culture, with volumes organized by geographic area * Many original translations of prayers, sagas, and other sources not otherwise readily available in English * 60 illustrations include ethnographic photographs, depictions of ancient artifacts, and original artwork * An extensive list of bibliography of sources about the figure and culture discussed accompanies each essay

Winds of Change

ARTS & RESOURCES Grandmothers Counsel the World Women Elders Offer
their Vision for our Planet by Carol Schaefer or - --- | R o n some Native American
societies, tribal leaders consulted a council of grandmothers [. R | N | M s - before
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Winds of Change


Placing the Body on the Bones

“The Grandmothers tell us that in the beginning, there was only one Creator—
one divine intelligence—and so all things ... of our ancestors, a continuous thread
running through space and time” ~ Grandmothers Counsel the World, (Schaeffer,
 ...

Placing the Body on the Bones


All Alone in the World

Marilyn, an Arkansas grandmother, wept as she described applying for TANF on
behalf of her granddaughter after her ... She grew up in Little Rock in a prominent
family; her husband was Clinton's legal counsel when he was governor. During ...

All Alone in the World

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. “An urgent invitation to care for all children as our own.” —Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of Random Family In this “moving condemnation of the U.S. penal system and its effect on families”, award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein takes an intimate look at parents and children—over two million of them—torn apart by our current incarceration policy (Parents’ Press). Described as “meticulously reported and sensitively written” by Salon, the book is “brimming with compelling case studies . . . and recommendations for change” (Orlando Sentinel). Our Weekly Los Angeles calls it “a must-read for lawmakers as well as for lawbreakers.” “In terms of elegance, breadth and persuasiveness, All Alone in the World deserves to be placed alongside other classics of the genre such as Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities, Alex Kotlowitz’s There Are No Children Here and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family. But to praise the book’s considerable literary or sociological merit seems beside the point. This book belongs not only on shelves but also in the hands of judges and lawmakers.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Well researched and smoothly written, Bernstein’s book pumps up awareness of the problems, provides a checklist for what needs to be done and also cites organizations like the Osborne Society that provide parenting and literacy classes, counseling and support. The message is clear: taking family connections into account ‘holds particular promise for restoring a social fabric rent by both crime and punishment.’” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Adventures in a Remembered World

Yes , barren we had turned on the lonely peninsula where we were shut off from
the world with little chance of mixing strange blood with our own . Twould ... Yes ,
sure , I would have been respectable had I followed my grandmother's counsel .

Adventures in a Remembered World


Religious Telescope

Children and Youth Grandmother's Counsel. Grandmother says in her quaint old
way: “World wasn't made in a day—a day; And the blue sky where the white
clouds flitWhy, the Lord was six days painting it! “The way isn't sunny; But don't
you ...

Religious Telescope


Herald and Presbyter

GRANDMOTHER'S COUNSEL. Grandmother says in her quaint old way: “World
wasn't made in a day—a day; And the blue Sky where the white clouds flit— Why,
the Lord was six days painting it! The way isn't sunny; But don't you fret; Cheer ...

Herald and Presbyter


The Canadian Teacher

The Canadian Teacher


The Publishers Weekly

HYLAS Serial Killer Investigations: The Story of Forensics and Profiling Through
the Hunt for the World's Worst ... TRUMPETER BOOKS Grandmothers Counsel
the World: Indigenous Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet (Nov., ...

The Publishers Weekly


An Ancient Tear

Carol Schaefer is a brilliant writer and brings her readers right into the experience she shares. This book is filled with love, compassion, and healing words.

An Ancient Tear

Years after the stillbirth of her first child, Sophie surrenders to a mystifying longing to find her daughter's spirit. Her search takes her on a journey she could never have imagined. Veils fall away each time she risks all she's known to be true, until mother and daughter meet again and all is understood.REVIEWS:“An Ancient Tear is a compelling story of how a mother's wounds of losing a child through death, miscarriage, abortion, and adoption can be healed through a connection to and with spiritual realms. Carol Schaefer is a brilliant writer and brings her readers right into the experience she shares. This book is filled with love, compassion, and healing words. In a time where so many women and men are searching for answers that can't be answered through ordinary means, Schaefer lets us know that we can turn to the spiritual realms for comfort, answers and healing.”Sandra Ingerman, MAAuthor, Soul Retrieval and Medicine for the EarthAn Ancient Tear by Carol Schaefer is pure poetry. A story about the most devastating loss anyone can suffer, the loss of a child, the author reveals her own personal knowledge of loss in an archetypal portrayal of great insight and sensitivity. Her sense of the spiritual aspect of the relationship between mother and child is profound and powerful. This book will bring comfort to anyone who is grieving the loss of a child, and will be appreciated by any mother or daughter.Nancy Verrier, MFT

Christian Advocate

The Children's Own Grandmother's Counsel her gray eyes . ... I have come to
Grandmother says in her quaint old way : " World wasn't made in a day - a day ;
ways that nothing ever does make such a help you have the very best times you
ever ...

Christian Advocate


Nyx in the House of Night

Unlike Odysseus, Zoey doesn't purposely visit the cave; she has no idea this is
part of the Otherworld, and while, yes, she was in search of counsel from her wise
grandmother, it was never her intent to ask advice of someone in the spirit world.

Nyx in the House of Night

Presents a series of essays by such authors as Yasmine Galenorn, Jordan Dane, and Trinity Faegen on different aspects of folklore and mythology which appear in the House of Night series.

John s Book of Everyday Transformation

John's Book of Everyday Transformation offers layers of understanding about our place in the Universe and the magic inherent in our daily lives.

John s Book of Everyday Transformation

John's Book of Everyday Transformation offers layers of understanding about our place in the Universe and the magic inherent in our daily lives. The depths John's teachings reach allows us to discover and ignite our own individual spark of Creation, from which all our good originates. The teachings go beyond the mind and the power of positive thinking to show us how to explore, experience and work with all the vast levels of our being to bring about physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing for ourselves and for the world. John Robert Norman began his study of metaphysics in 1956 with the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. He then immersed himself in the gamut of mystical and spiritual traditions and the ancient mystery schools, in the study of comparative religions, both esoteric and exoteric, including the Rosicrucians, Unity, Science of Mind and the Kabbalah studies of the Builders of Adylum, a modern mystery school, which aspires to build the temple within and teaches that love is the only real power in the Universe. His lifelong studies, weave a solid foundation of practical teachings for healing and empowering our lives, teachings that rest on true science and the proven natural laws of the cosmos. John believed true teachings awaken the knowledge we already have within our own souls, instead of leaving us wrestling with ideas we have to try to believe in but that ultimately disappoint. Truth isn't something we have to understand but something we experience and simply know, and once known ripples through our lives changing everything. The information in each chapter logically builds from the preceding one, so that the reader is able to grow in understanding and naturally learn to directly apply the laws and principles of Creation to his or her life, from the most mundane to the gravest of situations. John's Book is equally valuable for those just beginning their spiritual exploration, as well as for those well along on their spiritual path. His teachings bring greater understanding to common topics like manifesting and the chakra system, for example. Meditations and visualizations are offered to enable the reader a direct experience of the teachings In 1982, after twenty-six years of study, John devoted himself to teaching, energy research and private counseling, His clientele were from all walks of life from the very wealthy to the poorest of poor and included physicians and nurses, psychiatrists, authors, artists and politicians, who were drawn to him from throughout the United States and several foreign countries. John was a gifted and generous healer and teacher, until his passing in 1997. "We all must find a way to continually renew and enhance our lives spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically," John has said. "It can be no other way." His teachings are empowering in the most spiritual sense of the word and are urgent for the times in which we are living.

The World Is What It Is

And I make thispresent toyou withthis counsel in addition. ... Hesaid years later in
his Nobel lecture, 'Iwalked from my grandmother's house –past thetwo orthree
mainroadstores, the Chineseparlour, the Jubilee Theatre, and the highsmelling ...

The World Is What It Is

This is the first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most compelling literary figures of the last fifty years. With great feeling for his formidable body of work, and exclusive access to his private papers and personal recollections, Patrick French has produced a lucid and astonishing account of this enigmatic genius: one which looks sensitively and unflinchingly at his relationships, his development as a writer and as a man, his outspokenness, his peerless creativity, and his extraordinary and enduring position both outside and at the very centre of literary culture. ‘Its clarity, honesty, even-handedness, its panoramic range and close emotional focus, above all its virtually unprecedented access to the dark secret life at its heart, make it one of the most gripping biographies I’ve ever read’ Hilary Spurling, Observer ‘A brilliant biography: exemplary in its thoroughness, sympathetic but tough in tone . . . Reading it I was enthralled – and frequently amused (how incredibly funny Naipaul can be!)’ Spectator ‘A masterly performance . . . If a better biography is published this year, I shall be astonished’ Allan Massie, Literary Review ‘Remarkable. This biography will change the way we read Naipaul’s books’ Craig Brown, Book of the Week, Mail on Sunday

World of Faith and Freedom

... priest told us, it was virtually impossible to instruct Catholics to avoid mortal sin
without at the same time counseling them to flaunt Chinese law, which could put
them in grave physical danger. ... She was the grandmother version of the ...

World of Faith and Freedom

Virtually every trouble spot on the planet has some sort of religious component. One need only consider Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and Palestine, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Russia, and China, to name but a few. Looming behind national issues, of course, is the problem of regional Islamist extremism and transnational Islamist terrorism. In all of these sectors, religious tensions, ideas and actors are of great geo-political importance to the United States. Yet, argues Thomas Farr, our foreign policy is gravely handicapped by an inability to understand the role of religion either nationally or globally. There is a strong disinclination in American diplomacy to consider religious factors at all, either as part of the problem or part of the solution. In this engaging and well-written insider account, Farr offers a closely reasoned argument that religious freedom, the freedom to practice one's own religion in private and in public, is an essential prerequisite for a stable, durable democratic society. If the U.S. wants to foster democracy that lasts, he says, it must focus on fostering religious liberty, especially in its public manifestations, properly limited in a way that advances the common good. Although we ourselves have developed a remarkably successful model of religious freedom, our foreign policy favors an aggressive secularism that is at odds with the American model. It is essential, says Farr, that we take an approach that recognizes the great importance of religion in people's lives.