John O'Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for "soul friend," the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic wisdom provide such profound insights on the universal themes of friendship, solitude, love, and death as:
Light is generous
The human heart is never completely born
Love as ancient recognition
The body is the angel of the soul
Solitude is luminous
Beauty likes neglected places
The passionate heart never ages
To benatural is to be holy
Silence is the sister of the divine
Death as an invitation to freedom
John O’Donohue, Irish teacher and poet, has been widely praised for his gift of drawing on Celtic spiritual traditions to create words of inspiration and wisdom for today. In To Bless the Space Between Us, his compelling blend of elegant, poetic language and spiritual insight offers readers comfort and encouragement on their journeys through life. O’Donohue looks at life’s thresholds—getting married, having children, starting a new job—and offers invaluable guidelines for making the transition from a known, familiar world into a new, unmapped territory. Most profoundly, however, O’Donohue explains “blessing” as a way of life, as a lens through which the whole world is transformed.
O’Donohue awakens readers to timeless truths and shows the power they have to answer contemporary dilemmas and ease us through periods of change.
John O'Donohue won hundreds of thousands of admirers with his now classic work on Celtic spirituality Anam Cara. Unfortunately he died suddenly at age fifty-two just as his book of blessings, To Bless the Space Between Us, was being published. The loss of his powerfully wise and lyrical voice has been profoundly missed, but his many readers are given a special opportunity to revisit John in a new book based on a series of papers he wrote on the elements of water, stone, air, and fire, now published here for the first time. O'Donohue's readers know him as both a spiritual guide and a poet, and in this work he exhibits both qualities, sharing his Celtic heritage and his love for his native landscape in the west of Ireland. As O'Donohue explores a range of themes relating to the way we live our lives today, he reveals how the energy and rhythm of the natural world—its innocence and creativity, its power and splendor—hold profound lessons for us all. With a foreword written by his beloved brother, Pat, this illuminating book is an inspired reflection on the ancient wisdom of the earth.
O'Donohue's readers know him as both a spiritual guide and a poet. In the same spirit as his bestselling works, readers will be inspired yet again by John's depth of wisdom and artistry.
Written with penetrating insight and distilled transparence, Conamara Blues offers a singular and lasting imaginative vision of a landscape of hope and possibility -- powerfully exhibiting the mastery of a poet at the height of his lyric powers.
John Scotus Eriugena was born and raised in Ireland during the early ninth century. Neither monk nor priest but a "holy sage," he carried to France the flower of Celtic Christianity. His homily, The Voice of the Eagle, is a jewel of lyrical mysticism, theology, and cosmology, containing the essence of Celtic Christian wisdom. He meditates on the meaning and purpose of creation as revealed by the Word made flesh, distilling into twenty-three short chapters a uniquely Celtic, non-dualistic fusion of Christianity, Platonism, and ancient Irish wisdom.
The translator's "Reflections" make up the second half of this book and attempt to unfold some of the life-giving meaning implicit in Eriugena's luminous sentences. Inspired both by a personal search for a living Christianity and by a sense of the continuity of Western culture, these "Reflections" offer a contemporary, meditative encounter with the Word, or Logos, as mediated by both St. John's Prologue and Eriugena's Celtic homily. This favorite of Celtic Christianity, unavailable for several years, has been revised and includes a new foreword by Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Soul of Sex.
"Christopher Bamford has written a wonderful book. It combines a rigor of scholarship with a lyrical unveiling of how this wonderful text of Eriugena's can resonate with the hungers and discoveries of our times. It deserves a wide readership. Its lucid depths enrich the mind and awaken the heart to the grandeur of light where the eternal shines." -- John O'Donohue is the author of Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
"The book has been made with broad scholarship, with deep understanding and with love, and will be not quickly used up; one returns to it again and again. It will be cherished by anyone who is thirsty for the water of wisdom that has flowed so abundantly from the spring of Christ." -- Bruno Barnhart is the author of Second Simplicity: The Inner Shape of Christianity
"Eriugena is increasingly recognized as one of the most penetrating spiritual masters of the Christian tradition. The Homily he wrote on the Prologue to the Gospel of St John is the clearest summary of his thought about the role of the Divine Logos in cosmology and anthropology and provides the best introduction to his thought. In The Voice of the Eagle, Christopher Bamford presents an accurate and readable translation of this classic of Christian thought and suggests valuable comments about its meaning. --Bernard McGinn, Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor, University of Chicago Author of The Presence of God: A History of Western Mysticism
"The Prologue of St John's Gospel is so important that it was once read at the conclusion of every Catholic Mass. Eriugena's Homily on it, here translated, is a masterpiece. More accessible than his larger works, it helps to plunge us into the depths of the Word revealed in the Gospel. Christopher Bamford's extended and erudite commentary draws on the great contemplative writers of the Christian tradition of East and West to produce a text whose impact and importance grows the more it is read. The recovery of the Christian tradition, as he writes, "is a task of intuition, interpretation, and meditation."For many readers, that recovery will be nourished and assisted by this fascinating book." --Stratford Caldecott, Center for Faith and Culture, Westminster College, Oxford
..". a precious gift for all of us who need to be touched anew by the truth of the Christian teaching" --Jacob Needleman, author of A Little Book on Love and Money and the Meaning of Life
..". a profound and transformative experience." - John Carey, former editor of Gnosis Magazine
"Eriugena's Christian Neoplationism, untrammeled by the problems of later medieval thought, breathes with a freshness and shines with a light that could enrich authentic Christian thought today....a lovely and illuminating book." -- Geddes MacGregor, author of Angels: Ministers of Grace
Contains an Appendix of useful Web Sites for examining psychological myths Features a postscript of remarkable psychological findings that sound like myths but that are true Engaging and accessible writing style that appeals to students and lay readers alike
Illustrated throughout with clinical vignettes, as well as scholarly reviews, Personality Disorders offers excellent coverage on all aspects of personality disorder, and will be extremely informative for students and practitioners alike.
Do you struggle with feelings of guilt because you would rather be an instigator rather than a peacemaker? Are you attracted to being more naughty than nice?
The allure of the natural world and all of its temptations can be very appealing in what it has to offer.
Your future is determined by the result of choices you make now and have made in your past. It is the outcome of either choosing to be guided by the inner voice of your spirit, or decisions made based on desires the natural world lures you to act upon. Listen first to your spirit's guidance then compare it to your earthly desires. The common karmic thread always is the same-we make a choice based on either coming from a place of spirit or driven by the impulses of our flesh. The consequences result from which one we choose and are wholly responsible in making those choices---what we know as free will.
It is important to truly understand what your real motives and intentions are in all decisions that you make; no matter how big or how small; they will determine your path in life. Allow your spirit to have a voice in guiding you. Remember this is not about failing or succeeding; this is about doing and being. You may try many times to connect with your spirit and think it hasn't worked or feel no difference-but it only takes that one special moment in time when you will sense it...feel it....It will happen. There is nothing so satisfying as connecting with your God Source; it is unlike anything you have ever experienced before. You will feel a physical shift within the center of your being.
Once you have possessed this feeling the next time it occurs you will notice it much quicker and know instantly you are aligned with your spirit; it is undeniable.
I encourage you to take a few moments and read the beautiful writings of a special friend of mine, Miss Tiffany Anderson. In times like these, words become more delicate and friendships seem rare, but we can find a place of true solitude in just giving ourselves an intimate place to become involved mentally and spiritually with God through words penned by this gifted new writer. Enjoy!
- Nancy Harmon of Nancy Harmon Ministries
Minister Tiffany Anderson; a phenomenal teacher, student of the Word, and servant of Almighty God; pens this wonderful work entitled, Epiphanies: Insights for Everyday Life. It is exciting to see what began as a daily encourager for friends transform into a book of revelation to the nations. She articulates necessary truths that have the potential to transform the lives of every reader. The concepts are presented with such clarity that it makes it easy to comprehend and apply to one’s life. It is my pleasure and honor to recommend this relevant work. I pray that it will be a blessing to your everyday life as it has been to mine.
- Pastor Rueben Speight,
Greater Destiny International Ministries
“Sometimes the big lessons in life flow from the smallest moments. Such is the case with Tiffany Anderson’s book. It takes big ideas and applies them to life’s ordinary, everyday situations. She reflects on things around her, and the most eternal lessons come into view.”
- Dr. Paul Conn, President, Lee University
Yet there are few resources to assist all those that are interested in moving toward integrated care. This has been a major impediment to more widespread adoption of integrated care. The two co-editors of this proposed volume have produced some of the key books in this area: Dr. James (along with co-editor Ray Folen) has recently produced The Primary Care Consultant which is a good resource that helps define the unfortunately usually misunderstood and neglected consultation liaison function of the integrated care behavioral provider. Dr. O’Donohue has co-written a book A Primer of Integrative Behavioral Care (Prometheus Press, in press) that is designed to serve as a general introduction to integrated case; as well as co-edited some more specific titles on medical cost offset, integrated care and substance abuse, and Behavioral Integrative Care (2005, Brunner Routledge). Please see our enclosed vitas for more information.
What these books fail to do is to provide very concrete practice guidelines and other associated practical tools for the practicing integrative care behavioral health professional. This book is designed to fill this important gap. All chapters will be designed to provide useful materials to understand this quite different mode of practice. None of the chapters will be academically oriented, although all information will be evidenced based. As such it will reach a wide audience and have no direct competitors. We believe because of the editors’ profile in this area, the excellent reputations of the chapter authors, and the practicality of this book it will sell very well.
The author uses quotes from the Urantia Book, (a twenty-first century revelation), and expands their meanings for our lives. Patrick restates them into affirmations, which become a new language to your Divine self.
Many personal insights, examples and interpretations of the deeper meanings of spiritual soul growth are given along with how to achieve the awareness that you and your divine self are potentially one. You can use your divine mind just for the asking. Our divine self, our Thought Adjuster, is a real part of God and brings to us a perfect Paradise plan for the spiritual and intellectual growth of our soul. God waits for us to exercise our free will by inviting His Guidance and executing His will. Throughout the book the author/artist illustrates with his art these concepts of the extraordinary coordinate human/divine relationship. As a workbook, each chapter invites you to create your own affirmations to your divine self in your own soul voice for your personal spiritual empowerment.
During her spiritual intervention at the Casa, Spirit asked her to write about her experiences there. This is her personal story of discovery, healing and evolution. She writes openly and intimately about periods of her life when she felt strong emotions of anger, fear, guilt and low self-esteem, and about her understanding of these emotions changed with her awakened consciousness and her revelation of a significant past life.
If you are on a spiritual journey, this is a must-read. You will be taken on a quest of self-discovery, unlimited possibilities, healing and hope. This is an invaluable resource for those seeking strength of body, mind or spirit. She delivers the most comprehensive, descriptive, candid and authoritative view of her adventure and experiences with John of God.
It offers a vivid personal insight not only into a traumatic period in Chinese history, but also a rare and revealing glimpse at the "supernatural" subculture that survived even under Communism.
A Time of Ghosts follows Dr. Tang's life from his overindulged childhood on through the bitter shocks of the transition to Communism, and finally to his repeated attempts to escape from a soul-destroying political and social system. It is a true personal history that reads like an adventure novel.
Discusses the pointed challenges posed by critics to the field of psychological research, which have given pause to psychological researchers across a broad spectrum of sub-fields Argues that those conducting psychological research need to fundamentally change the way they think about data and results, in order to ensure that psychology has a firm basis in empirical science Places the recent challenges discussed into a broad historical and conceptual perspective, and considers their implications for the future of psychological methodology and research Challenges discussed include confirmation bias, the effects of grant pressure, false-positive findings, overestimating the efficacy of medications, and high correlations in functional brain imaging Chapters are authored by internationally recognized experts in their fields, and are written with a minimum of specialized terminology to ensure accessibility to students and lay readers
Now in its third edition, the text has been substantially updated to include the latest developments over the last decade in behaviour analysis, evolutionary theory, and cultural evolution theory The only book available that explains behavior analysis and applies it to philosophical and practical problems, written by one of today’s best-known and most highly respected behaviorists Explores ancient concepts such as purpose, language, knowledge, and thought, as well as applying behavioural thinking to contemporary social issues like freedom, democracy, and culture Part of the new evolutionary perspective for understanding individual behavior in general and culture in particular – culminates with practical approaches to improving the lives of all humanity
Pennies from Heaven takes readers on an emotional journey of inspiration, hope, and love through authentic glimpses of family members reuniting following shocking deaths. Learn how a mother copes with the unbelievable news from her murdered son that she is dying. Discover how his words of comfort bring her solace in knowing she will not die alone.
Stillar shares candid and personal experiences with spirit and what it has taught him about the secrets of life.
Self-empowerment is the overriding theme of this powerful book. Changing lives for the better is the mandate of Stillar’s work, and thanks to his inaugural book, Pennies from Heaven, many more will learn that true love never dies.
Although she had had little political experience, Caroline heeded the message of the lightning bolt, albeit reluctantly. In time, she moved her family to Washington, DC, where she could work to affect policy. In an era in which the US and Soviet Union had 50,000 nuclear weapons between them, she found herself surrounded by politicians who wanted to build even more.
Hundreds of dreams and the voice of Spirit led Caroline ever deeper into the political arena, urging her to build relationships based on love and respect with members of Congress and the Supreme Soviet, defense analysts, peace activists, scientists, and vice presidents of both the United States and the USSR.
Love Changes Things is a David and Goliath story where “David” included millions of people working to end nuclear test explosions worldwide. In this extraordinary story, what tamed the dragon was love—an ingredient that is often missing in social change work, but essential to creating a world at peace. The premise is simple, and the tools are easy to use.
This book was written to help other parents and families with loved ones who have had not only cancer but also other diseases that put a family in dreadful distress. The disease affects not only the patient but also everyone who is in direct contact with him or her. In their case, cancer affected Larry’s parents, brothers, wife, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. This is their story.
It was the first time I attended this prophetic event upon invitation to speak. Seated in the crowded room were people from the surrounding area and beyond, about 200 of them. This was not your usual event; strange things were happening as I singled out individuals, uncannily describing facts about their lives with amazing accuracy. Mrs. Isabirye happened to be one of them.
“You are angry at a certain man for financial reasons,” I said to her. “Forgive him, for if you don’t you will hold back your progress.”
“I also see a problem with your fibroids,” I added. “I see you had an operation about them, but it wasn’t successful. I see a swelling around your lower abdomen (that part of her body was fully covered by her dress) and it’s because of those fibroids.”
I was not through with Mrs. Isabirye. “Today you will experience a strange discharge from your body, but have no fear about it, for it will be God dealing with you. However, make sure you neither let your doctor nor your daughter know about it. If you do this – if you keenly follow my revelatory directions – you will receive a miraculous healing shortly.”
In her subsequent testimony, a day later, Mrs. Isabirye verified everything. Astounded at how I could know these things, she said, “The man I was bitter with was my employer, because for six months I had not received my salary. Also, I have fibroids, and a few months ago I had an operation about them that wasn’t successful.
“However, what surprised me even more was when he (implying me) said I should neither tell my doctor nor my daughter after the strange discharge from my body. I only see one doctor and I only have one daughter for a child; how he could have known that is beyond any earthly explanation. I experienced the strange discharge from my body that day, but unfortunately I told my doctor and daughter about it.”
Because she did not keenly follow the revelatory directions, Mrs. Isabirye did not receive her miraculous healing. However, the following year I was back there and I was taken to her house where I prayed for her.
I called the experience extraordinary because that is what it was for Mrs. Isabirye and for several other people who got to witness or experience the mystical for the first time. But to me, such uncanny comprehension and the supernatural world are, for the lack of a better word, commonplace. And they can be for you too, if you are daring enough to read through.
Atheist or agnostics may dismiss Mrs. Isabirye’s story as spiritual mumbo-jumbo. They will undoubtedly have a perfectly logical argument why such supernatural occurrences are not possible.
Denominational Christians who think of faith as nothing more than a set of dos and don’ts might similarly dismiss it, perhaps with less fervour. They too would have sound arguments in support of their positions. What I am presenting in this book, however, are experiences.
The world abounds with arguments, every man or woman has one to back their position and most of them make good sense. But in her time of need, Mrs. Isabirye didn’t need an argument, she needed an experience. Someone with an experience is never at the mercy of someone with just an argument.
So whatever your disposition; believer, agnostic, atheist or anything in between, I dare you to read this with an open mind, you will undoubtedly find this text eerily challenging.
The mysterious world of the supernatural is not a reality I discovered in my latter years. Growing up as a child in Bugolobi, a middle-class suburb of Kampala, I frequently experienced close enc
Some things you just can’t explain. There are bigger things at work, than what we understand. Accept them with trust, and be grateful. And have faith that good things will happen.
Although I have done automatic writing at various times in my life, I have never before had such a long, ongoing communication. But then I’ve never before had a child pass over. Courtney was a very sociable, talkative, witty, sensitive, loving, and spiritual person when she was alive. Drugs took some of that away, but the essence of who she was on earth and who she is showing me through these writings definitely remains.
She writes, through me, about life on the other side, the reason we come to earth, and the lessons we need to learn. Her writings have been helpful to my family and friends, and my friends have passed them on to some of their friends. It seems to make people feel better and look at things differently. I know it’s made everything a lot easier for me, knowing she’s still around and continues to learn, grow, and pass that information on to us.
I hope you’ll find her words as inspiring, helpful, and life-affirming as we have.
The author also describes the miracle birth of a grandson, as well as two distinct angel rescues while traveling.
It is the author’s passion that you will gain a new knowledge of the supernatural saving and healing power of God available to every believer.
M. Dianne Rose encourages the reader as she shares her heart with a message of hope and encouragement. The book elaborates on her struggles and victories while battling scarlet fever, breast cancer and a brain aneurysm. It is the author’s belief that many people suffer needlessly simply because they do not recognize that God is their source in times of need.
Angie is blissfully in love with her man Roland, while her friend Sheryl is lost, confused, bitterly blast her dates and sexually tries Roland! Sheryl is attracted to nice cars, men that dress nice, but still live at home with their parents.
As Angie holds down her love Roland, Sheryl tries to break up Angie’s happy home, while at the same time trying to understand how Roland completes Angie. Their set ways and crazy personalities will have you in disbelief, but Roland keeps the balance.
Set in historic Boston, Mass. This transformative novel is the read you’ve been waiting for. By the end of this book, you will see that even bitter woman can get better!
“Kenley is holding a stuffed animal.”
“Kathy Bear,” Leia broke down and cried “I looked everywhere for that bear. I put it in her coffin.”
What if they could tell you what they are doing now?
“I see your Gram sitting in a golf cart laughing and driving crazy.”
“Ask her if my Uncle is with her.”
“I see a blue Jay.”
“Yep, that is my Uncle Jay. He loved to golf.”
What is going on in places?
I am in a large room at Waverly Sanatorium.
“What do you see in here?” the guide asks me.
“I see bodies, lots of dead bodies. You can almost smell the dead. I turned
to him and asked, “What was in here?”
Could see what will happen in the future?
The day it happens is a beautiful sunny one. “The Earth shifts, Florida and other southern
gulf states drop hundreds of feet to the ocean floor. They die in an instant.
We all have a direct connection to God. I’m using mine.
Soul on the Run is the gut-wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s search for herself, and her refusal to continue playing the game of “let's pretend everything is okay.” What's more, it reminds us-when we are honest with ourselves-that we can start life over at any age. Korth's words are pithy and raw, sometimes almost brutal, and often just plain funny. There are commonsense insights into living life and a sometimes mystic questing into the hidden avenues of the human heart. To read this book is to journey into your own heart and spirit. The questions and comments of this woman's piercing search for joy and meaning will spark your own. You cannot read this book without becoming a participant in your own soul's journey toward life.
“This is not an innocent book. It brooks no whiney nay-saying. You are brought up short by the honesty to yourself that it demands.”
--Jean Houston, Ph. D.
"Korth's Soul on the Run is a wise, wonderful and often hilariously witty collection of powerfully inspirational ‘Robinisms.’ These not-so-little gems offer everyone that gentle nudge that we all need from time to time to help keep us on track as we navigate the slippery slopes of our own personal and spiritual journeys. Keep a copy in your purse or back pocket at all times in case of emotional emergency!”
--Maureen O’Brien, Journalist and Editor
" . . . Korth’s book consists of the wisdom and musings that randomly occurred to her once she allowed herself to think freely. Brimming with courage and bravery, Korth questions the status quo and challenges her reader to do the same. Her observations are bold, motivating and authentic.
An original work that will amuse, inspire and motivate readers."
The next nine chapters chronicle the life and times of a woman by the name of Sarah Anne Wells, who was later in her lifetime known as Sunflower.
Most of the information within this biography has been given to me through messages in the form of synchronistic coincidence and spiritual readings, private prayer and meditation, hypnotic past-life regression session, spirit photographs, and through meeting many people in this life whom I am sure were a part of my past lifetime. I’ve had many dreams later come true. I’ve also been given little physical gifts that are difficult to explain as just coincidence. These gifts were given to me from someone on the other side of the looking glass.
Once I accepted the possibility that it was possible to communicate with those on the other side of this reality, the memories of Sarah’s life came to me quite easily. They continue to this day.
As I wrote each chapter of her life, she began to feel very real to me. I began to hear her voice, feel how her clothing felt next to her skin, and see her image in my mind’s mirror. Born into slavery then sold into prostitution, I learned through many messages how difficult it was for her to just survive.
My reason for putting all of these messages from Spirit into words is simple. If by reading my book, it provides some comfort and hope, then all the efforts by not only me but all those on the other side of reality, has meaning.
WE ARE ONE
Beyond being recognized as the patron saint of Ireland (perhaps for having chased some nonexistent snakes off the Emerald Isle), little else is popularly known about Saint Patrick. And yet, Patrick left behind a unique document, his Confession, which tells us much about both his life and his beliefs. This autobiography, originally written in the fifth century, and short by modern standards, is nonetheless a work that fascinates with its glimpse into the life of an intriguing man, and inspires with its testament of faith. Here, in this new edition from internationally acclaimed translator John Skinner, the character of Patrick, his era, and his world vividly come to life.
Also included in this volume is the only other document known to have been written by Patrick, a letter he wrote to the soldiers of Coroticus--also Christians--who had raided parts of Ireland and taken away prisoners who were then sold into slavery. This letter is a wonderful demonstration of Patrick's rhetorical fire. Quite irate, Patrick harangues his fellow Christians, and the results are every bit as autobiographically revealing as the Confession.
John O'Donohue, author of Anam Cara, provides an insightful foreword that re-creates the unique spirituality of Patrick and of the Irish people, and shows how it applies to our lives today.
From the Paperback edition.