Author : Stephen Dinan
Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN : 9781612833569
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Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual. It offers profound hope that America can grow beyond our current challenges and manifest our noblest destiny, which the book shows is rooted in sacred principles that transcend left or right political views. Filled with practical ideas and innovative strategies honed from the author’s work with over 1000 luminaries via his company, The Shift Network, Sacred America, Sacred World rings with a can-do entrepreneurial spirit and explains how America can lead the world toward peace, sustainability, health, and prosperity. This vision of the future weaves the best of today’s emergent spirituality with seasoned political wisdom, demonstrating ways America can grow beyond its current stagnation and political gridlock to become a world leader in peace and progress. Published to coincide with the party conventions and presidential debates, this book will promote a return to the sacred principles cherished by America's forefathers in order to create a “transpartisan,” non-ideological, pragmatic approach to social reform. This uplifting discussion explores evolutions in political leadership, environmental concerns, and economic reformation. It is time to forge a bold new image of America’s future. Here is a road map for getting there.

Author : Arthur Versluis
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN : 0892813520
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Placing Native American spirituality in the context of the world's great religions, Sacred Earth contrasts contemporary society's arrogant belief in its own power with native traditions of reverence for the earth. This eye-opening journey through the terrain of Native American spirituality is an urgent call to rediscover and become firmly grounded on the sacred earth again.

Author : Roger S. Gottlieb
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781136915468
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Updated with nearly forty new selections to reflect the tremendous growth and transformation of scholarly, theological, and activist religious environmentalism, the second edition of This Sacred Earth is an unparalleled resource for the study of religion's complex relationship to the environment.

Author : Courtney Milne
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN : 0810938316
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File Download : 246 page

From the magnificent ruins of the great cities and monuments of antiquity, to the earth's holy waters and the sanctuary offered by her secluded forests, valleys, gardens, and caves; from the revered high places, the mountains, hills, and monolithic rocks, to the sites of miraculous events, where lives and destinies have been transformed, this book captures the mystery and grandeur of sacred sites around the world, offering testimony to our endless quest to make contact with the creator. The stunning imagery of Courtney Milne's photography is a tribute to the wonders of our planet and to the landscapes that have inspired humanity since the beginning of time.

Author : Brad Olsen
Genre : Travel
Publisher : CCC Publishing
ISBN : 9781888729313
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World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions.

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Genre : Religion
Publisher : SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN : 9781594731129
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The wisdom from these stories can become a companion on your own spiritual journey. "Native American stories of the sacred"are intended for more than entertainment: they are teaching tales containing elegantly simple illustrations of time-honored truths. From tales of Creation to Why? stories that help explain the natural world around us, these stories highlight the sacredness of all life and affirm that we are each an integral part of all that is holy. Drawn from tribes across North America, these are careful retellings of traditional stories such as Son of Light s quest to win back his captured wife from the monstrous Man-Eagle; humble Muskrat s noble self-sacrifice to establish solid land so other beings might live; Water Spider s creative solution for retrieving fire for all the animals; and White Buffalo Calf Woman s profound gift of the sacred pipe to the people. Each of the compelling stories in this collection illustrates principles that can guide you on your own spiritual quest. Now you can experience the wisdom of these teaching tales even if you have no previous knowledge of Native American traditions. SkyLight Illuminations provides insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that explains the cultural and spiritual significance of the seemingly mundane objects found in these stories tobacco, gambling, even the exploits of mischievous tricksters such as Coyote and Weasel while gracefully drawing comparisons to Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu religious traditions, among others. Whatever your spiritual heritage, these Native American stories of the sacred are sure to delight and inspire you with the sacredness of all Creation, and remind you that the earth does not belong to us we belong to the earth.

Author : John Philip Newell
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780063023529
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A leading spiritual teacher reveals how Celtic spirituality—listening to the sacred around us and inside of us—can help us heal the earth, overcome our conflicts, and reconnect with ourselves. John Philip Newell shares the long, hidden tradition of Celtic Christianity, explaining how this earth-based spirituality can help us rediscover the natural rhythms of life and deepen our spiritual connection with God, with each other, and with the earth. Newell introduces some of Celtic Christianity’s leading practitioners, both saints and pioneers of faith, whose timeless wisdom is more necessary than ever, including: Pelagius, who shows us how to look beyond sin to affirm our sacredness as part of all God’s creation, and courageously stand up for our principles in the face of oppression. Brigid of Kildare, who illuminates the interrelationship of all things and reminds us of the power of the sacred feminine to overcome those seeking to control us. John Muir, who encourages us to see the holiness and beauty of wilderness and what we must do to protect these gifts. Teilhard de Chardin, who inspires us to see how science, faith, and our future tell one universal story that begins with sacredness. By embracing the wisdom of Celtic Christianity, we can learn how to listen to the sacred and see the divine in all of creation and within each of us. Human beings are inherently spiritual creatures who intuitively see the sacred in nature and within one another, but our cultures—and at times even our faiths—have made us forget what each of us already know deep in our souls but have learned to suppress. Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul offers a new spiritual foundation for our lives, once centered on encouragement, guidance, and hope for creating a better world.

Author : Brad Olsen
Genre : Sacred space
Publisher : CCC Publishing
ISBN : 1888729023
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A travel guide to the world's most sacred locales offers travel tips and detailed maps to the Great Pyramid, Easter Island, the Himalayas, Ayers Rock, Chaco Canyon, Jericho, Delphi, Stonehenge, and Mayan ruins, among other sites of spiritual importance. Original.

Author : Glenn Aparicio Parry
Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Select Books (NY)
ISBN : 1590795032
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"Author seeks to heal America's political divisions and threats to democratic values; he advocates piecing together fragments of our history-including the influence on our founding fathers of Native American beliefs in natural rights, egalitarian justice, and mankind's deep connection to nature, thus revealing a sacred purpose: to bring all peoples and the living natural world together"--

Author : Christian Smith
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 9780199377138
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This text shows counter-intuitively, that the secular enterprise that everyday sociology appears to be pursuing is actually not what is really going on at sociology's deepest level. Sociology today is in fact animated by sacred impulses, driven by sacred commitments, and serves a sacred project. The book re-asserts a vision for what sociology is most important for, in contrast with its current commitments, and calls sociologists back to a more honest, fair, and healthy vision of its purpose.