An experiential guide for exploring the convergence of psychological healing and spiritual awakening that happens most clearly and powerfully in the depths of the heart “The Deep Heart is what I call a living book, that rare gem of a book that is alive with the presence of its author . . . A book like this should be felt and experienced as much as it should be read.” —Adyashanti The great human quest is to discover who we really are—a discovery that changes our lives and the lives of those around us. With The Deep Heart, spiritual teacher and psychotherapist Dr. John J. Prendergast invites us on a pilgrimage within, using the heart as a portal to our deepest psychological and spiritual nature. The “deep heart” is Prendergast’s term for our heart center—a subtle center of emotional and energetic sensitivity, relational intimacy, profound inner knowing, and unconditional love. “The heart area is where we feel most deeply touched by kindness, gratitude, and appreciation, yet it is also where we feel most emotionally wounded,” writes Prendergast. “Whether we realize it or not, the heart is what we most carefully guard and most want to open.” Throughout The Deep Heart, Prendergast expertly combines the boundaried wisdom of psychotherapy with a spacious, embodied path to liberation, bringing attention to both the joys and pitfalls of each approach with the compassion of a friend who’s walked the path for decades. In this experiential guide, Prendergast invites you to tune into your inherent wisdom, love, and wholeness as you journey into the deep heart. Through precise and potent meditative inquiries, insightful stories, and reflections drawn from Prendergast’s intimate work with students and clients, you’ll begin to open your heart, see through your core limiting beliefs, and discover the true nature of your being.
A Teach for America volunteer recounts his own tenuous education as well as his tenure in the rural Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest districts in the country, during which he encountered fierce racial divisions, drug problems, and gang violence. Reprint.
The elements, the guardians, the spirits and gods; these are all things beginner Witches are taught about and trained to work with. We learn about correspondence and how to associate symbols with their mysteries. But what are the real mysteries behind the symbols? What lives at the very heart and core of these teachings? In the Deep Heart of Witchcraft, we seek the teachings and ways that might lead us to look beyond the surface and into the depths of the Craft. In this book, we ll look at the tools and spirits of the sacred elements to connect us back to the power of nature. Through ritual, we turn and face traditions both new and old to enrich our practice and feed the soul. And through the wheel of the year, we connect with the ebb and flow of the cycles of time and space.
What if you were told that it is possible to feel God in your body, mind, heart, and soul? To develop an intimate relationship, embody, and become this pure universal intelligence? Through a journey into the deepest place within you, the deep heart, you will have access to the ultimate loving presence and the profound effects of its love. Awakening this presence in you initiates a healing process. Many have experienced: The completion of emotional legacies and release of deeply ingrained emotional patterns.Conditioned thought and mental patterns dissolving into universal wisdom.Love "thinking" through the heart, brain, and body in multi-dimension.Diseased cells regenerating and healing completely.The healing of phobias, anxiety, depression, muscle pain, allergies, cancers, among many, many other conditions. This book is a guide for healing. It delves into the higher reaches of the soul and the deeper meanings behind the human challenges of disease and disharmony. It answers some of the big questions while constructively working with the finer points of human experience. Whether you are new to the path of the heart or are ready for further depth, this book will call you home. For more information and to receive Anne's newsletter go to www.schoolofthedeepheart.com.
This book is a cognitive semantic study of the Chinese conceptualization of the heart, traditionally seen as the central faculty of cognition. The Chinese word xin, which primarily denotes the heart organ, covers the meanings of both "heart" and "mind" as understood in English, which upholds a heart-head dichotomy. In contrast to the Western dualist view, Chinese takes on a more holistic view that sees the heart as the center of both emotions and thought. The contrast characterizes two cultural traditions that have developed different conceptualizations of person, self, and agent of cognition. The concept of "heart" lies at the core of Chinese thought and medicine, and its importance to Chinese culture is extensively manifested in the Chinese language. Diachronically, this book traces the roots of its conception in ancient Chinese philosophy and traditional Chinese medicine. Along the synchronic dimension, it not only makes a systematic analysis of conventionalized expressions that reflect the underlying cultural models and conceptualizations, as well as underlying conceptual metaphors and metonymies, but also attempts a textual analysis of an essay and a number of poems for their metaphoric and metonymic images and imports contributing to the cultural models and conceptualizations. It also takes up a comparative perspective that sheds light on similarities and differences between Western and Chinese cultures in the understanding of the heart, brain, body, mind, self, and person. The book contributes to the understanding of the embodied nature of human cognition situated in its cultural context, and the relationship between language, culture, and cognition.
The Glory of Being: A Biblical Journey into Abundance claims that finding our place of unity with God is the key to abundance. Referencing science, scripture and dreams, Finnamore explores how duality and differences have been misconstrued, explains a biblical perspective on oneness with God, and offers the life of Jesus as an example of how abundance is not a far-off wait-until-heaven experience, but a here and now, dirty feet and sunburned reality.
Release on 2018-05-30 | by Tiffany Roberts,Cameron Kamenicky
Author: Tiffany Roberts,Cameron Kamenicky
HIS HUNTRESS AND HIS HEART Larkin has spent almost a year hunting the monstrous kraken in the hope that they knew the whereabouts of her missing brother. Her efforts finally come to fruition when she and the other rangers capture three of the beasts -- but the reality is nothing like the stories they've been told, and the kraken are not the monsters she expected. Dracchus awes her, captivates her, and makes her long for things she'd never dared dream. With tensions between their people escalating, can she jeopardize everything by trusting him? Is a taste of him worth her life?HER WARRIOR AND HER REFUGEDracchus has risked himself countless times for the sake of his people, doing anything and everything to protect and provide for them. Between the vocal, anti-human kraken at home and the hunters prowling the seas, everything is falling apart around him. But when he meets Larkin, he allows himself hope -- hope for a mate of his own, for a family of his own. She is his match, unlike any female he's ever known. To have her, he'll have to endanger her, along with all those he's come to care for. After years of selflessness, how much is he willing to gamble to fulfill his own desires?
Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disharmonies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
Author: Giovanni Maciocia
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
THE PSYCHE IN CHINESE MEDICINE comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. It explores the nature of the Mind (Shen), Ethereal Soul (Hun), Corporeal Soul (Po), Intellect (Yi) and Will-Power (Zhi) and then presents the diagnosis and treatment of the most common psychological disorders with both acupuncture and Chinese herbs in detail. Specific chapters focus on the treatment of common conditions including depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Each condition is illustrated with case histories from the author’s 35 years-long practice. Comprehensive discussion of the nature of the Shen, Hun, Po, Yi and Zhi in Chinese medicine The first detailed description of the nature and functions of the Hun (Ethereal Soul) and how that relates to conditions such as depression, bipolar disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder An entire chapter dedicated to the functions of acupuncture points in the treatment of mental-emotional disorders Case studies that offer realistic insights and understanding to the range of diagnostic and treatment choices the practitioner can make Attractive 2-colour page layout gives easy access and navigation around the text