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365 jours pour la terre

2001    744 Pages    (Editions de La Martinière)

ISBN 13: 9782732427850    ISBN 10: 2732427853

Environ 370 pages. Nombreuses planches de photos en couleurs.

Environ 370 pages. Nombreuses planches de photos en couleurs. [less]

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Adultes surdoués : cadeau ou fardeau ?

Valérie Foussier, Perrine Vandamme

2019    284 Pages    (Josette Lyon)

ISBN 13: 9782843193873    ISBN 10: 2843193877

Surdoué moi ? A mon âge ? Non ! Et pourtant... Curiosité insatiable, rythme mental en ébullition, imagination inépuisable, sens aigu du langage, esprit critique aiguisé, hypersensibilité, empathie hors du commun. De nombreux adultes se sentent "différents". Ils sont sans doute "surdoués", à haut potentiel. Voici comment le découvrir et bien vivre avec. Que faire quand on découvre, à l'âge adulte, que l'on est surdoué ? Est-ce que cela change vraiment la vie ? Quels sont les signes [...]

Surdoué moi ? A mon âge ? Non ! Et pourtant... Curiosité insatiable, rythme mental en ébullition, imagination inépuisable, sens aigu du langage, esprit critique aiguisé, hypersensibilité, empathie hors du commun. De nombreux adultes se sentent "différents". Ils sont sans doute "surdoués", à haut potentiel. Voici comment le découvrir et bien vivre avec. Que faire quand on découvre, à l'âge adulte, que l'on est surdoué ? Est-ce que cela change vraiment la vie ? Quels sont les signes physiques et psychologiques caractéristiques ? Comment bien gérer ses "tsunamis" émotionnels ? Comment réussir sa vie sentimentale ? Comment se motiver dans un monde qui n'est pas à son rythme ? Apprendre la patience ? Comment préparer un enfant surdoué à sa vie d'adulte ? Comment envisager sa vie autrement, en privilégiant sa créativité ? Des réponses, des solutions pour trouver son équilibre et transformer le fardeau en cadeau. [less]

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Paulo Coelho

2012    317 Pages    (J'AI LU - LIBRIO)

ISBN 13: 9782290042205    ISBN 10: 229004220X

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All About Love

bell hooks

2001    272 Pages    (Harper Collins)

ISBN 13: 9780060959470    ISBN 10: 0060959479

"The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love to better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provacative and intensely personel, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness. As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explode th [...]

"The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love to better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provacative and intensely personel, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness. As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explode th question "What is love?" her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society's failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for the individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the "100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life." All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can. [less]

Art of Loving: An Enquiry into the Nature of Love, The

Erich Fromm

1956    133 Pages    (Harper)

The renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm has helped millions of men and women achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love. In this astonishingly frank and candid book, he explores the ways in which this extraordinary emotion can alter the whole course of your life. Most of us are unable to develop our capacities for love on the only level that really counts — a love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. Learning to [...]

The renowned psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm has helped millions of men and women achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love. In this astonishingly frank and candid book, he explores the ways in which this extraordinary emotion can alter the whole course of your life.

Most of us are unable to develop our capacities for love on the only level that really counts — a love that is compounded of maturity, self-knowledge, and courage. Learning to love, like other arts, demands practice and concentration. Even more than any other art, it demands genuine insight and understanding.

In this classic work, Fromm explores love in all its aspects - not only romantic love, steeped in false conceptions and lofty expectations, but also love of parents, children, brotherly love, erotic love, self-love, and the love of God. [less]

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Beekeeper of Aleppo: The Sunday Times Bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick, The

Christy Lefteri

ISBN 13: 9781838770013    ISBN 10: 1838770011

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Being Me, Loving You

Marshall B. Rosenberg

2005    80 Pages    (Puddledancer Press)

ISBN 13: 9781892005168    ISBN 10: 1892005166

The concept of love is redefined not as a feeling, but as an activity--a process of honest giving and taking. Professional analysis of personal stories illustrates relationship patterns in which love is treated as a guilty obligation or something to be proved. Lessons for building effective communication of feelings and needs are additionally provided.

The concept of love is redefined not as a feeling, but as an activity--a process of honest giving and taking. Professional analysis of personal stories illustrates relationship patterns in which love is treated as a guilty obligation or something to be proved. Lessons for building effective communication of feelings and needs are additionally provided. [less]

Beyond Good and Evil

Friedrich Nietzsche

2014    116 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781503250888    ISBN 10: 1503250881

Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future is a book by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886.It draws on and expands the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but with a more critical and polemical approach.In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the [...]

Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future is a book by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886.It draws on and expands the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but with a more critical and polemical approach.In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favour of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual. [less]

Bone : Dying Into Life

Marion Woodman

2000    384 Pages    (Penguin Publishing Group)

ISBN 13: 9780670893744    ISBN 10: 0670893749

"Bone" is the story (chronicled in journal form) of author and analyst Marion Woodman's experience with uterine cancer in 1994. It is both a meditation on illness and a template for transformation, offering the author's deep insights into healing (as opposed to "curing"); the role of art and poetry in the soul's journey to balance and wholeness, and an extraordinarily honest, depthful portrait of what Woodman feels led her down the path to cancer, physically and spiritually, over the course of [...]

"Bone" is the story (chronicled in journal form) of author and analyst Marion Woodman's experience with uterine cancer in 1994. It is both a meditation on illness and a template for transformation, offering the author's deep insights into healing (as opposed to "curing"); the role of art and poetry in the soul's journey to balance and wholeness, and an extraordinarily honest, depthful portrait of what Woodman feels led her down the path to cancer, physically and spiritually, over the course of her earlier life. Woodman details the harrowing aspects of her journey and the path by which she ultimately returned to health. Illustrated throughout with art, quotations, and line drawings, "Bone" is a unique testament to the spirit and to the tremendous courage and insight of an extraordinary woman. [less]

Book of Images, The

Rainer Maria Rilke, Edward Snow (Translator)

1994    280 Pages    (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

ISBN 13: 9780865474772    ISBN 10: 086547477X

Now substantially revised by Edward Snow, whom Denise Levertov once called "far and away Rilke's best translator," this bilingual edition ofThe Book of Images contains a number of the great poet's previously untranslated pieces. Also included are several of Rilke's best-loved lyrics, such as "Autumn," "Childhood," "Lament," "Evening," and "Entrance."

Now substantially revised by Edward Snow, whom Denise Levertov once called "far and away Rilke's best translator," this bilingual edition ofThe Book of Images contains a number of the great poet's previously untranslated pieces. Also included are several of Rilke's best-loved lyrics, such as "Autumn," "Childhood," "Lament," "Evening," and "Entrance." [less]

Book of Joy, The

Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams

2016    544 Pages    (Diversified Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781524708634    ISBN 10: 1524708631

An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.   Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships--or, as they would say, because of them--they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His [...]

An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.   Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships--or, as they would say, because of them--they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy--from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives. [less]

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer

2020    400 Pages    (Penguin Books Ltd)

ISBN 13: 9780141991955    ISBN 10: 014199195X

'A hymn of love to the world ... A journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two ways of knowledge together. [...]

'A hymn of love to the world ... A journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two ways of knowledge together. Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings - asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass - offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return. En lire plus En lire moins [less]

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Calendar of Wisdom, A

Leo Tolstoy (Selected by), Peter Sekirin (Editor)

1997    384 Pages    (Scribner)

ISBN 13: 9780684837932    ISBN 10: 0684837935

This is the first-ever English-language edition of the book Leo Tolstoy considered to be his most important contribution to humanity, the work of his life's last years. Widely read in prerevolutionary Russia, banned and forgotten under Communism; and recently rediscovered to great excitement, A Calendar of Wisdom is a day-by-day guide that illuminates the path of a life worth living with a brightness undimmed by time. Unjustly censored for nearly a century, it deserves to be placed with the few [...]

This is the first-ever English-language edition of the book Leo Tolstoy considered to be his most important contribution to humanity, the work of his life's last years. Widely read in prerevolutionary Russia, banned and forgotten under Communism; and recently rediscovered to great excitement, A Calendar of Wisdom is a day-by-day guide that illuminates the path of a life worth living with a brightness undimmed by time. Unjustly censored for nearly a century, it deserves to be placed with the few books in our history that will never cease teaching us the essence of what is important in this world. [less]

Cassell's Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol and Spirit

Randy P. Conner, David H. Sparks, Mariya Sparks

1998    400 Pages    (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc)

ISBN 13: 9780304704231    ISBN 10: 0304704237

Drawing on religion, mythology, folklore, anthropology, history and the arts, this encyclopoedia is a collection of queer spirit. It contains articles on the world's spiritual traditions; entries on deities, symbols, spiritual teachers, spiritually focused artists; and related subjects.

Drawing on religion, mythology, folklore, anthropology, history and the arts, this encyclopoedia is a collection of queer spirit. It contains articles on the world's spiritual traditions; entries on deities, symbols, spiritual teachers, spiritually focused artists; and related subjects. [less]

Circle of Fire, The

Don Miguel Ruiz

2013    128 Pages    (AmberAllen Publishing, Incorporated)

ISBN 13: 9781878424648    ISBN 10: 1878424645

In this beautifully designed reissue of his successful book, Prayers, bestselling author of The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz, offers a selection of his favourite prayers and guided meditations. At the start of each of his lectures and classes, don Miguel opens with a meditation or prayer to inspire and invoke a receptive frame of mind, and to reinforce the concepts being introduced. Similarly, readers can use this book as a source of inspiration in times of need or as daily encouragement. [...]

In this beautifully designed reissue of his successful book, Prayers, bestselling author of The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz, offers a selection of his favourite prayers and guided meditations. At the start of each of his lectures and classes, don Miguel opens with a meditation or prayer to inspire and invoke a receptive frame of mind, and to reinforce the concepts being introduced. Similarly, readers can use this book as a source of inspiration in times of need or as daily encouragement. Throughout The Circle of Fire, Ruiz addresses topics such as: wisdom, courage, gratitude, love, forgiveness, truth, and inner silence.This edition includes a new introduction by the author, and the ever-popular "Circle of Fire" prayer. [less]

Clara et la pénombre

Jose Carlos Somoza

2006    637 Pages    (Editions 84)

ISBN 13: 9782290342190    ISBN 10: 229034219X

"Quelle époque ! mon Dieu quelle époque !" pourrait-on dire à la lecture de cet opus futuriste de José Carlos Somoza... On est en effet en 2006 et le marché de l'art a trouvé un nouvel enthousiasme dans l'hyperdramatisme, curieux mouvement qui fait du corps humain, quand il est peint, une véritable œuvre picturale exposée, qu'on sollicite, qu'on s'arrache. En tête d'affiche des meilleures cotes, un certain Van Tysch qui vient de réaliser une étonnante "Défloration", mètre-étalon [...]

"Quelle époque ! mon Dieu quelle époque !" pourrait-on dire à la lecture de cet opus futuriste de José Carlos Somoza... On est en effet en 2006 et le marché de l'art a trouvé un nouvel enthousiasme dans l'hyperdramatisme, curieux mouvement qui fait du corps humain, quand il est peint, une véritable œuvre picturale exposée, qu'on sollicite, qu'on s'arrache. En tête d'affiche des meilleures cotes, un certain Van Tysch qui vient de réaliser une étonnante "Défloration", mètre-étalon du mouvement. En face, une jeune et belle créature, Clara, qui rêve de voir son corps utilisé comme support artistique, et signé par Van Tysch. Pourquoi pas ? Mais si "le beau n'est que le commencement du terrible", selon Rilke, voilà qu'un mystérieux assassin multiplie les meurtres, supprimant du même coup l'œuvre et l'individu, dans une scène précisément hyperdramatique... Cela n'empêchera pas Clara d'aller au bout de ses désirs, confrontée à un artiste gagné par la folie. Puisant en partie dans le body art, et largement dans l'imaginaire, ni réaliste ni prophétique, José Carlos Somoza (psychiatre de son métier) fait ici œuvre policière et interroge les limites de l'art. In fine, voilà une subtile et redoutable métaphore sur la création, les valeurs culturelles, le sens du corps et les perversions contemporaines. --Céline Darner [less]

Commentaires sur la vie (Tome 2)

Jiddu Krishnamurti, Nicole Tisserand

2009    384 Pages    (J'AI LU)

ISBN 13: 9782290010778    ISBN 10: 2290010774

" Le bonheur n'est pas une fin en soi. Il vient de la compréhension de ce qui est. Ce n'est que quand l'esprit est libéré de ses propres projections qu'il peut y avoir le bonheur. Le bonheur que l'on achète n'est qu'une gratification ; et le bonheur qui résulte de l'action, du pouvoir, n'est qu'une sensation qui, comme toute sensation, s'estompe rapidement et demande à être remplacée par une autre. Aussi longtemps que l'on envisage le bonheur en termes d'accumulation, le résultat ne [...]

" Le bonheur n'est pas une fin en soi. Il vient de la compréhension de ce qui est. Ce n'est que quand l'esprit est libéré de ses propres projections qu'il peut y avoir le bonheur. Le bonheur que l'on achète n'est qu'une gratification ; et le bonheur qui résulte de l'action, du pouvoir, n'est qu'une sensation qui, comme toute sensation, s'estompe rapidement et demande à être remplacée par une autre. Aussi longtemps que l'on envisage le bonheur en termes d'accumulation, le résultat ne peut être que mécontentement, conflit et souffrance." Dans ce tome 2 des Commentaires sur la vie, Krishnamurti poursuit son exploration de l'âme humaine avec une maturité et une profondeur exceptionnelles. Il aborde des thèmes essentiels comme le bonheur, la haine, la peur de la mort, le karma, la méditation, la nature du désir, la pensée ou le but de la vie. En lire plus En lire moins [less]

Contes philosophiques du monde entier (2) (Français) Broché – 13 mars 2008

2008    408 Pages    (Plon)

ISBN 13: 9782259200981    ISBN 10: 2259200982

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Coyote Medicine

Lewis Mehl-Madrona, William L. Simon (Foreword by)

1998    304 Pages    (Touchstone)

ISBN 13: 9780684839974    ISBN 10: 0684839970

Hailed by Dr. Andrew Weil as a book "that must be brought to all who seek true health,"Coyote Medicine is an engaging and essential testament to the power of alternative healing and recovery methods that lie beyond the confines of Western medicine. Inspired by his Cherokee grandmother's healing ceremonies, Lewis Mehl-Madrona enlightens readers to "alternative" paths to recovery and health. Coyote Medicine isn't about eschewing Western medicine when it's effective, but about finding other answers [...]

Hailed by Dr. Andrew Weil as a book "that must be brought to all who seek true health,"Coyote Medicine is an engaging and essential testament to the power of alternative healing and recovery methods that lie beyond the confines of Western medicine. Inspired by his Cherokee grandmother's healing ceremonies, Lewis Mehl-Madrona enlightens readers to "alternative" paths to recovery and health. Coyote Medicine isn't about eschewing Western medicine when it's effective, but about finding other answers when medicine fails: for chronic sufferers, patients not responding to medication, or "terminal" cases that doctors have given up on. In the story of one doctor's remarkable initiation into alternative ways to spiritual and physical health, Coyote Medicine provides the key to untapped healing methods available today. [less]

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Destructive Emotions

Daniel Goleman

2004    424 Pages    (Bantam)

ISBN 13: 9780553381054    ISBN 10: 0553381059

A dialogue between the Dalai Lama and a group of scientists and philosophers unites research in education, psychology, and neuroscience with Buddhist practice to discuss how to cope with, transform, and eliminate negative emotions.

A dialogue between the Dalai Lama and a group of scientists and philosophers unites research in education, psychology, and neuroscience with Buddhist practice to discuss how to cope with, transform, and eliminate negative emotions. [less]

Direct Path, The

Andrew Harvey

2001    304 Pages    (Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale)

ISBN 13: 9780767903004    ISBN 10: 0767903005

Today more Americans than ever consider themselves to be "spiritual" people, and yet attendance at religious institutions is down, perhaps because many of us are searching for a way to encounter the divine on our own terms. In this groundbreaking, eloquently written work, renowned religious scholar Andrew Harvey builds on his twenty-five-year study of the world’s various mystical traditions, from Buddhism to the Kabbalah, to create an illuminating spiritual map that anyone can use to develop a [...]

Today more Americans than ever consider themselves to be "spiritual" people, and yet attendance at religious institutions is down, perhaps because many of us are searching for a way to encounter the divine on our own terms. In this groundbreaking, eloquently written work, renowned religious scholar Andrew Harvey builds on his twenty-five-year study of the world’s various mystical traditions, from Buddhism to the Kabbalah, to create an illuminating spiritual map that anyone can use to develop a direct path to the divine without relying on churches, gurus, or other intermediaries. Perfect for anyone who yearns for fresh teachings and wisdom that will bring them closer to their life’s purpose and meaning, The Direct Path is an intelligent, beautifully crafted masterpiece from one of today's most celebrated and respected spiritual luminaries. [less]

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Ecce Homo

Friedrich Nietzsche

2017    65 Pages    (Independently Published)

ISBN 13: 9781522054078    ISBN 10: 1522054073

Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is (German: Ecce homo: Wie man wird, was man ist) is the last original book written by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche before his final years of insanity that lasted until his death in 1900. It was written in 1888 and was not published until 1908.According to one of Nietzsche's most prominent English translators, Walter Kaufmann, the book offers "Nietzsche's own interpretation of his development, his works, and his significance." The book contains several [...]

Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is (German: Ecce homo: Wie man wird, was man ist) is the last original book written by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche before his final years of insanity that lasted until his death in 1900. It was written in 1888 and was not published until 1908.According to one of Nietzsche's most prominent English translators, Walter Kaufmann, the book offers "Nietzsche's own interpretation of his development, his works, and his significance." The book contains several chapters with ironic self-laudatory titles, such as "Why I Am So Wise", "Why I Am So Clever", "Why I Write Such Good Books" and "Why I Am a Destiny". Walter Kaufmann, in his biography Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist noticed the internal parallels, in form and language, to Plato's Apology which documented the Trial of Socrates. In effect, Nietzsche was putting himself on trial with this work, and his sardonic judgments and chapter headings are mordant, mocking, self-deprecating, sly, and they turn this trial against his future accusers, distorters, and superficial judges.Within this work, Nietzsche is self-consciously striving to present a new image of the philosopher and of himself, for example, a philosopher "who is not an Alexandrian academic nor an Apollonian sage, but Dionysian." On these grounds, Kaufmann considers Ecce Homo a literary work comparable in its artistry to Vincent van Gogh's paintings. Just as Socrates was presented in Plato's Apology as the wisest of men precisely because he freely admitted to his own ignorance, Nietzsche argues that he himself is a great philosopher because of his withering assessment of the pious fraud of the entirety of Philosophy which he considered as a retreat from honesty when most necessary, and a cowardly failure to pursue its stated aim to its reasonable end. Nietzsche insists that his suffering is not noble but the expected result of hard inquiry into the deepest recesses of human self-deception, and that by overcoming one's agonies a person achieves more than any relaxation or accommodation to intellectual difficulties or literal threats. He proclaims the ultimate value of everything that has happened to him (including his father's early death and his near-blindness - an example of love of Fate or amor fati). In this regard, the wording of his title was not meant to draw parallels with Jesus, but to suggest a certain kind of contrast. Nietzsche is primarily saying that mythological figure of Jesus actually represents the mistake of failing to see that being a man is enough, that the important task of transcending the all-too-human requires nothing genuinely inhuman or supernatural, nothing inhabiting some inaccessible noumenal realms, nothing beyond the reach of flesh-and-blood humans. Nietzsche's primary point is that to be "a man" alone is to be actually more than "a Christ": his position is that the very idea of "a Christ" is in truth an empty impossibility, that it is nothing more than a dangerous creation of the human imagination. [less]

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Five Love Languages, The

Gary Chapman

2015    208 Pages    (Moody Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9780802412706    ISBN 10: 080241270X

Over 12 million copies sold! A New York Times bestseller for 10 years running. Falling in love is easy. Staying in love--that's the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times international bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you'll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman's [...]

Over 12 million copies sold! A New York Times bestseller for 10 years running. Falling in love is easy. Staying in love--that's the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times international bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you'll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman's proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner--starting today. The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one. [less]

Flow

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

2008    336 Pages    (HarperCollins Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9780061339202    ISBN 10: 0061339202

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience [...]

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives. [less]

Forty Rules of Love, The

Elif Shafak

2010    368 Pages    (Penguin Publishing Group)

ISBN 13: 9780670021451    ISBN 10: 0670021458

Listen to Elif Shafak's The Forty Rules of Love reviewed on NPR In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives--one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz--that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married [...]

Listen to Elif Shafak's The Forty Rules of Love reviewed on NPR In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives--one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz--that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams's search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams's lessons, or rules, that offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mir­rors her own and that Zahara--like Shams--has come to set her free. [less]

Four Agreements : Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, The

Don Miguel Ruiz

1997    144 Pages    (Amber-Allen Publishing,U.S.)

ISBN 13: 9781878424310    ISBN 10: 1878424319

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Further along the Road Less Traveled

M. Scott Peck

1998    252 Pages    (Touchstone)

ISBN 13: 9780684847238    ISBN 10: 068484723X

Further Along the Road Less Traveled takes the lectures of Dr. Peck and presents his profound insights into the issues that confront and challenge all of us today: spirituality, forgiveness, relationships, and growing up. In this aid for living less simplistically, you will learn not to look for the easy answers but to think multidimensionally. You will learn to reach for the "ultimate step," which brings you face to face with your personal spirituality. It will be this that helps you appreciate [...]

Further Along the Road Less Traveled takes the lectures of Dr. Peck and presents his profound insights into the issues that confront and challenge all of us today: spirituality, forgiveness, relationships, and growing up. In this aid for living less simplistically, you will learn not to look for the easy answers but to think multidimensionally. You will learn to reach for the "ultimate step," which brings you face to face with your personal spirituality. It will be this that helps you appreciate the complexity that is life. Continue the journey of personal and spiritual growth with this wise and insightful book. [less]

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General Theory of Love, A

Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, Richard Lannon

2001    288 Pages    (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

ISBN 13: 9780375709227    ISBN 10: 0375709223

This original and lucid account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being draws on the latest scientific research. Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain. A General Theory of Love demonstrates that our nervous systems are not self-contained- from earliest childhood, [...]

This original and lucid account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being draws on the latest scientific research. Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain. A General Theory of Love demonstrates that our nervous systems are not self-contained- from earliest childhood, our brains actually link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that alters the very structure of our brains, establishes life-long emotional patterns, and makes us, in large part, who we are. Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child's developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy. [less]

Giving Tree, The

Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)

2014    64 Pages    (HarperCollins Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9780060256654    ISBN 10: 0060256656

The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and [...]

The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein! [less]

God of Love

Mirabai Starr

2012    232 Pages    (Monkfish Book Publishing Company)

ISBN 13: 9780983358923    ISBN 10: 0983358923

God of Love is Mirabai Starr's passionate and personal exploration of the interconnected wisdom of the three Abrahamic faiths. She shares an overview of essential teachings, stories of saints and spiritual masters, prophetic calls for peace and justice, and for the first time in print, deeply engaging narratives from her own spiritual experiences. She guides readers to recognize the teachings and practices that unify rather then divide the three religions, and sheds light on the interspiritual [...]

God of Love is Mirabai Starr's passionate and personal exploration of the interconnected wisdom of the three Abrahamic faiths. She shares an overview of essential teachings, stories of saints and spiritual masters, prophetic calls for peace and justice, and for the first time in print, deeply engaging narratives from her own spiritual experiences. She guides readers to recognize the teachings and practices that unify rather then divide the three religions, and sheds light on the interspiritual perspective, which celebrates the Divine in all paths. It is Mirabai's hope that this book will serve as a reminder that a dedication to lovingkindness is the highest expression of faith for all three religions. EARLY REVIEWS FORGod of Love "Mirabai Starr takes us out dancing with the One.God of Love is a confluence of the currents of Judaism, Islam and Christianity all emptying into the great ocean of Love." --Ram Dass, AuthorBe Here Now "In a time of division between people, this book -- which is a masterful blend of research, storytelling, poetry, and memoir -- is like a sacred magnet, pulling on the spiritual heart of all seekers." --Elizabeth Lesser, Cofounder, Omega Institute; Author,Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow "Mirabai Starr writes of the divine from a luminous gene inherited by only a few. We hear The True Song in each word she attributes to the holy. It is more than just her song; it is the Melody of the Spheres translated by an astute musician. We are always touched by the genuine in her call to the reader to love and love well, to see with the sacred eye of beauty." -Ondrea & Stephen Levine, Authors Embracing the Beloved "Mirabai's book has brought me great consolation." -Daniel Berrigan, S. J. activist-priest; Author,No Gods but One "This book brilliantly reminds us that in the heart of the Abrahamic traditions there burns a singular divine flame." -Rev. Robert V. Thompson, AuthorA Voluptuous God "A wonderful and 'perfect' book. Highly recommended." -Rabbi David A. Cooper, AuthorGod Is a Verb "[God of Love] will expand your vision and inspire your search; I recommend it with great joy."-Andrew Harvey, AuthorThe Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism "At home in the three great Abrahamic traditions, Mirabai Starr takes us on a deeply personal journey 'Toward the One,' exploring aspects of the 'God of Love' as seen through the eyes of Jewish, Christian and Muslim mystics. This is a book which will delight the seeker of sacred connections between these traditions and those who look forward to a day when Jerusalem, the city shared by all these faiths, will be a house of prayer for all people." -Reb Netanel Miles-Yepez, Co-Author A Heart Afire: Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters [less]

Golden Mean, The

Nick Bantock

1993    48 Pages    (Chronicle Books LLC)

ISBN 13: 9780811802987    ISBN 10: 0811802981

Don't missThe Pharos Gate, the final volume in theGriffin & Sabine story. Published simultaneously with the 25th-anniversary edition ofGriffin & Sabine, the book finally shares what happened to the lovers. Sabine--I was sure I understood. Yet you were not here when I returned and there was no sign that you ever had been here.... Today comes your card saying you were in this house for three days after my return. I am bewildered. I need you badly. - Griffin In this volume of the phenomenal [...]

Don't missThe Pharos Gate, the final volume in theGriffin & Sabine story. Published simultaneously with the 25th-anniversary edition ofGriffin & Sabine, the book finally shares what happened to the lovers. Sabine--I was sure I understood. Yet you were not here when I returned and there was no sign that you ever had been here.... Today comes your card saying you were in this house for three days after my return. I am bewildered. I need you badly. - Griffin In this volume of the phenomenal, best-selling quartet begun withGriffin & Sabine and continued inSabine's Notebook, the mystery of the two artists deepens, their questions grow more urgent. New obstacles (including a sinister intruder) test the tenacity of their passion, and in each letter or postcard, painting and prose are even more richly intertwined. With over 50 weeks on theNew York Times bestseller list and one million copies in print, the first three volumes of this unique quartet have captured the imagination of readers and reviewers across the country. [less]

Gospel of Thomas, The

Stevan Davies (Translated with commentary by)

2002    160 Pages    (LongHill Partners, Incorporated)

ISBN 13: 9781893361454    ISBN 10: 1893361454

The recently discovered mystical sayings of Jesus, with facing-page commentary that brings the text to life for you. "The Gospel of Thomas really is, I believe, the clearest guide we have to the vision of the world's supreme mystical revolutionary, the teacher known as Jesus. To those who learn to unpack its sometimes cryptic sayings, the Gospel of Thomas offers a naked and dazzlingly subversive representation of Jesus' defining and most radical discovery: that the living Kingdom of God burns in [...]

The recently discovered mystical sayings of Jesus, with facing-page commentary that brings the text to life for you. "The Gospel of Thomas really is, I believe, the clearest guide we have to the vision of the world's supreme mystical revolutionary, the teacher known as Jesus. To those who learn to unpack its sometimes cryptic sayings, the Gospel of Thomas offers a naked and dazzlingly subversive representation of Jesus' defining and most radical discovery: that the living Kingdom of God burns in us and surrounds us at all moments." --from the Foreword by Andrew Harvey This ancient text can become a companion for your own spiritual journey. In 1945, twelve ancient books were found inside a sealed jar at the base of an Egyptian cliff. One of those texts was the Gospel of Thomas, one of the most important religious archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century. While illuminating the origins of Christianity, it raises the question whether the New Testament's version of Jesus' teachings is entirely accurate and complete. Written at the same time as the canonical Gospels, the Gospel of Thomas portrays Jesus as a wisdom-loving sage. The aphoristic sayings emphasize the value of the present, teaching that the Kingdom of God is here and now, rather than a future promise or future threat. It presents a new way of looking at the challenging and intriguing figure of Jesus, and reminds us that the Divine can be found right here on earth. Now you can experience the Gospel of Thomas with understanding even if you have no previous knowledge of early Christian history or thought. This SkyLight Illuminations edition offers insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that explains references and philosophical terms, shares the inspiring interpretations of famous spiritual teachers, and gives you deeper understanding of Thomas's innovative message: that self-knowledge and contemplation of the nature of this world are the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. [less]

Griffin and Sabine

Nick Bantock

1991    48 Pages    (Chronicle Books LLC)

ISBN 13: 9780877017882    ISBN 10: 0877017883

Don't missThe Pharos Gate, the final volume in theGriffin & Sabine story. Published simultaneously with the 25th-anniversary edition ofGriffin & Sabine, the book finally shares what happened to the lovers. Griffin: It's good to get in touch with you at last. Could I have one of your fish postcards? I think you were right--the wine glass has more impact than the cup. -Sabine But Griffin had never met a woman named Sabine. How did she know him? How did she know his artwork? Who is she? [...]

Don't missThe Pharos Gate, the final volume in theGriffin & Sabine story. Published simultaneously with the 25th-anniversary edition ofGriffin & Sabine, the book finally shares what happened to the lovers. Griffin: It's good to get in touch with you at last. Could I have one of your fish postcards? I think you were right--the wine glass has more impact than the cup. -Sabine But Griffin had never met a woman named Sabine. How did she know him? How did she know his artwork? Who is she? Thus begins the strange and intriguing correspondence of Griffin and Sabine. And since each letter must be pulled from its own envelope, the reader has the delightful, forbidden sensation of reading someone else's mail. Griffin & Sabine is like no other illustrated novel: appealing to the poet and artist in everyone and sure to inspire a renaissance in the fine art of letter-writing, it tells an extraordinary story in an extraordinary way. [less]

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Hafez

Haleh Pouratzal, Roger Montgomery

1998    1 Pages    (Inner Traditions International, Limited)

ISBN 13: 9780892816675    ISBN 10: 0892816678

For 600 years the Persian poet Hafez has been read, quoted, and loved by millions. Like his predecessor Rumi, he is a spiritual guide in our search for life's essence. Hafez: Teachings of the Philosopher of Love is the perfect introduction to the man known as a mystic philosopher and poet of the heart, whose message of spiritual transcendence is especially important to our troubled world today.

For 600 years the Persian poet Hafez has been read, quoted, and loved by millions. Like his predecessor Rumi, he is a spiritual guide in our search for life's essence. Hafez: Teachings of the Philosopher of Love is the perfect introduction to the man known as a mystic philosopher and poet of the heart, whose message of spiritual transcendence is especially important to our troubled world today. [less]

Healing the Mind Through the Power of Story

Lewis Mehl-Madrona

2010    416 Pages    (Bear & Company)

ISBN 13: 9781591430957    ISBN 10: 159143095X

Psychiatry that recognizes the essential role of community in creating a new story of mental health * Provides a critique of conventional psychiatry and a look at what mental health care could be * Includes stories used in the author's healing practice that draw from traditional cultures around the world Conventional psychiatry is not working. The pharmaceutical industry promises it has cures for everything that ails us, yet a recent study on antidepressants showed there is no difference of [...]

Psychiatry that recognizes the essential role of community in creating a new story of mental health * Provides a critique of conventional psychiatry and a look at what mental health care could be * Includes stories used in the author's healing practice that draw from traditional cultures around the world Conventional psychiatry is not working. The pharmaceutical industry promises it has cures for everything that ails us, yet a recent study on antidepressants showed there is no difference of success in prescribed pharmaceuticals from placebos when all FDA-reported trials are considered instead of just the trials published in journals. Up to 80 percent of patients with bipolar depression remain symptomatic despite conventional treatment, and 10 to 20 percent of these patients commit suicide. In Healing the Mind through the Power of Story, Dr. Mehl-Madrona shows what mental health care could be. He explains that within a narrative psychiatry model of mental illness, people are not defective, requiring drugs to "fix" them. What needs "fixing" is the ineffective stories they have internalized and succumbed to about how they should live in the world. Drawing on traditional stories from cultures around the world, Dr. Mehl-Madrona helps his patients re-story their lives. He shows how this innovative approach is actually more compatible with what we are learning about the biology of the brain and genetics than the conventional model of psychiatry. Drawing on wisdom both ancient and new, he demonstrates the power and success of narrative psychiatry to bring forth change and lasting transformation. [less]

Heart of Social Change, The

Marshall B. Rosenberg, Graham Van Dixhorn (Editor)

2004    48 Pages    (Puddledancer Press)

ISBN 13: 9781892005106    ISBN 10: 1892005107

The tenets of Nonviolent Communication are applied to a variety of settings, including the classroom and the home, in these booklets on how to resolve conflict peacefully. Illustrative exercises, sample stories, and role-playing activities offer the opportunity for self-evaluation, discovery, and application. This insightful perspective on effective social change is illustrated with how-to examples.

The tenets of Nonviolent Communication are applied to a variety of settings, including the classroom and the home, in these booklets on how to resolve conflict peacefully. Illustrative exercises, sample stories, and role-playing activities offer the opportunity for self-evaluation, discovery, and application. This insightful perspective on effective social change is illustrated with how-to examples. [less]

 
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