Release on 1990 | by Ronald L. DiSanto,Thomas J. Steele
Author: Ronald L. DiSanto,Thomas J. Steele
Pubpsher: William Morrow
When Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was first published in 1974, it caused a literary sensation. An entire generation was profoundly affected by the story of the narrator, his son, Chris, and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California. A combination of philosophical speculation and psychological tension, the book is a complex story of relationships, values, madness, and, eventually, enlightenment. Ronald DiSanto and Thomas Steele have spent years investigating the background and underlying symbolism of Pirsig's work. Together, and with the approval of Robert Pirsig, they have written a fascinating reference/companion to the original. This guidebook serves as a metaphorical backpack of supplies for the reader's journey through the original work. With the background material, insights, and perspectives the authors provide, it has become required reading for new fans of the book as well as those who have returned to it over the years.
A Study Guide for Robert Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Developing a Personal Spiritual Psychology that Will Transform Your Life
Author: Charles McCauley
As a spiritual seeker, you are on a quest for truth. This journey to find your truth has many names: becoming whole, self-actualized, enlightened, individuated, or authentic. All roads lead to the same destination: your essence, being, true nature, or original face. Here you will find your source of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment. In our Western culture, our need for wholeness expresses itself through its greatest obstacle - the tension between survival and meaning. Resolving this tension is a large part of finding happiness and fulfillment in life. We need to achieve a harmonious balance between the objective goal-oriented world and the subjective intuitive world - a union between the mind and the heart. Much like the Zen tradition of pointing the way, author Charles McCauley points the way for you to navigate your unique quest for wholeness. He guides you on a spiritual and psychological journey that is, above all, a personal experience. By using a unique synthesis of Eastern and Western spiritual and psychological wisdom that addresses contemporary issues, Zen and the Art of Wholeness leads you towards discovering and fully experiencing the whole life you were born to have.
This book explores the writings of philosopher and educator, John Dewey, in order to develop an expansive vision of aesthetic education and everyday poetics of living. Robert Pirsig's best-selling book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance , provides concrete exemplifications of this compelling yet unconventional vision.
Discovering Exploration in a Hyper-Connected World
Author: David Bockino
Pubpsher: Travelers' Tales
Our modern day, multimedia, information-obsessed culture has fundamentally altered much of what we do day-to-day. The way we shop and pay bills. The way we communicate. The way we research, study, and learn. In the realm of travel we have more tools than ever telling us where to go, how to get there, what it will look like, what to do, and why we should go in the first place. This proliferation of constantly updated data has changed the way we go about our journeys. But how? By tracing the evolution of the guidebook from pilgrim manuals and Baedeker’s books to Yelp reviews and Google Maps, David Bockino explores the effects this information growth has had on the state of travel and adventure. Inspired by some of the world’s greatest explorers, he sets out guidebook-less to a destination he knows little about, launching an experiment to determine just how the guidebook and its digital descendants have transformed the nature of travel. The Guidebook Experiment is a call-to-action to conduct our own guidebook experiments, to disconnect from the ceaseless barrage of information in modern life and explore an unknown neighborhood or unfamiliar country and discover the joy of travel on our own.
“Jennifer embraces the re-emergence of the feminine divine as the siren-call for conscious living. This book is the new Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for our times. It’s a simple process and a light-hearted adventure; a motocyclist’s litany of how to get on and out into your personal open road.” Steve Simon, renowned clinical psychologist & motorcycle enthusiast “When you’re ready to toss your GPS out the window, pick up Bair’s book. Raw road wisdom for the wman who dares to dive deep, it’s soul geography from the biker’s eye view. Don your chaps and helmet, pack lightly, and prepare for the ride of your life.” Amara Rose, author of What Shines: Practical Wisdom for Unleashing Your Inner Brilliance, and LiveYourLight.com Please try the companion Audio CD or MP3 download OPEN ROAD SERIES Presents The Goddess Sings: An Audio Workbook & Music Available through www.jenniferbairpresents.com ask for it in fine book/CD sellers in the USA, Canada & UK Join the conversation www.facebook.com/openroadseries
When was the last time you looked in the mirror and asked yourself if you had a destiny? The last time anybody looked in the mirror, chances are they were looking at whether they were having a good hair day or a bad hair day. Suffice it to say, the last time you looked in the mirror, you most certainly were not asking the questions posed in this book. In "How to Find Your Destiny," there are only two questions that get answered. One of them is the fact that, for the next millennia or two, what will you be doing, and two, what are you doing right now to make sure that for the next millennia or two you will be discovering what waits for you on the other side of the curtain between here and the afterlife. Essentially this book is a guidebook for all of us wondering what the real meaning to life really is, beyond all the new age gibberish and new age hocus pocus. This book better analyzes the difference between where you are and where you need to be going in a matter of pages, better than any book on the market. Essentially there is nothing else like it and before Pirsig published "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," there was nothing like that. And before "The Dancing Wu Li Masters," there was nothing like that before on the market. Until now, there has been nothing like "How to Find Your Destiny" since John Henry Morel published his seminal work, "Hebrew Mantras," which broke all the rules in book writing and simply conveyed the information that was given him. In "How to Find Your Destiny," you can multiply that by a thousand and hope you come out without any scars or war wounds. This work is available in hardcover or softcover versions. Published by Rodaian Press in Laguna Beach, California.