On December 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar will end. Many see it as an apocalyptic sign. But is it? In The Twelfth Insight, the long-awaited fourth book in the beloved Celestine Series, we again follow our Hero and his close friend Wil. They have just received a portion of another ancient and mysterious manuscript that describes a secret approach to spirituality that is silently arriving in the second decade of the 21st Century. But the manuscript is only available in fragments. To understand its full meaning for mankind, our Hero and Wil begin an urgent search to find the message in its entirety. As they embrace the power of Synchronicity and begin their search, they are confronted by powerful political forces and religious extremists that stand in the way of these spiritual revelations. Utilizing what he calls the "parable effect," and based on his own sources, James Redfield explores the similarities and differences that exist among the world religions, revealing the essential messages contained within them that can energize our experience of spirituality-- and produce a new wave of integrity and reform that can transform our lives and our world.
A Woman's Relationship Survival Guide was written to assist women in learning how to better understand their behaviors and swirling emotions when under the influence of a relationship. The guide examines issues surrounding personal responsibility for choices we make and trails we take. Each chapter exposes several paths of opportunity and supports the strengthening and building of the inner self. Though life can become busy and relationships can be turbulent, we must stop at times to rethink just who we are, where we're headed, and what's really right for us as individuals. Besides, it's unfair to claim that our partner doesn't know or understand us if we don't really know or understand ourselves. The guide is not written to encourage role reversals. We should not mimic behaviors that we dislike the most in our partner while claiming to be a better person. The guide is not written to cheerlead the leaving of your partner at the rise of the slightest problem. Instead, the guide promotes healthy self-respect, self-reliance, and a reciprocal partnership. Happiness, contentment, stimulation, and security are signs of relationship stability. Daydreams of pepper spraying your partner to the point of satisfaction or frequent desires to slap the crap out of him are signs that you need to read deeper into this book (if, he's worth it).
Release on 2005-04-26 | by Paul Harvey,Philip Goff
Author: Paul Harvey,Philip Goff
Pubpsher: Columbia University Press
Of late, religion seems to be everywhere, suffusing U.S. politics and popular culture and acting as both a unifying and a divisive force. This collection of manifestos, Supreme Court decisions, congressional testimonies, speeches, articles, book excerpts, pastoral letters, interviews, song lyrics, memoirs, and poems reflects the vitality, diversity, and changing nature of religious belief and practice in American public and private life over the last half century. Encompassing a range of perspectives, this book illustrates the ways in which individuals from all along the religious and political spectrum have engaged religion and viewed it as a crucial aspect of society. The anthology begins with documents that reflect the close relationship of religion, especially mainline Protestantism, to essential ideas undergirding Cold War America. Covering both the center and the margins of American religious life, this volume devotes extended attention to how issues of politics, race, gender, and sexuality have influenced the religious mainstream. A series of documents reflects the role of religion and theology in the civil rights, feminist, and gay rights movements as well as in conservative responses. Issues regarding religion and contemporary American culture are explored in documents about the rise of the evangelical movement and the religious right; the impact of "new" (post-1965) immigrant communities on the religious landscape; the popularity of alternative, New Age, and non-Western beliefs; and the relationship between religion and popular culture. The editors conclude with selections exploring major themes of American religious life at the millennium, including both conservative and New Age millennialism, as well as excerpts that speculate on the future of religion in the United States. The documents are grouped by theme into nine chapters and arranged chronologically therein. Each chapter features an extensive introduction providing context for and analysis of the critical issues raised by the primary sources.
Examines the general effect of the 12th house planets; the Sun, Moon, and Saturn in the 12th or aspecting ruler of the 12th; how to work with the 12th house during various cycles of life. The author works with the language of the unconscious and with active imagination and visualization techniques to take advantage of 12th house energies.
This is the first study of noblewomen in 12th-century England and Normandy, and of the ways in which they exercised power. It draws on a rich mix of evidence to offer an important reconceptualization of women's role in aristocratic society, and in doing so suggests new ways of looking at lordship and the ruling elite in the high middle ages. The book considers a wide range of literary sources such as chronicles, charters, seals and governmental records to draw out a detailed picture of noblewomen in the 12th-century Anglo-Norman realm. It asserts the importance of the lifecycle in determining the power of these aristocratic women, thereby demonstrating that the influence of gender on lordship was profound, complex and varied.