What is wisdom? Where does it come from? Where can we find it? And what does it mean in our lives? In Secrets of the Oracle, David Shaw explores these questions by turning to the works of wisdom writers, whose words retain their meaning and transformative power even centuries after they were written. Wisdom literature exists in two shaping forms - the aphorism, geared towards the past, and the oracle, a revolutionary impulse looking to the future. Secrets of the Oracle discusses both types of wisdom, finding them in the works of poets and philosophers from Tennyson and Zeno to Yeats and George Berkeley, from Browning and Schleiermacher to T.S. Eliot and F.H. Bradley. The book also discusses the contribution to wisdom of Jesus and the author of Ecclesiastes, of Abraham Lincoln and Norman Maclean. Part celebration of wisdom found and part lament for wisdom lost, Secrets of the Oracle is convincing in its assertion that wisdom articulates what is and offers creative visions of the future.
Get Over It! is a tool and a process that offers readers a path to dominion over their most powerful asset: their mind. In today’s turbulent climate, it can be challenging to stay on top of what is going on around us day-to-day, such as economic shifts, societal breakdowns, and lifestyle changes. We have become disconnected from our personal power, the intuitive light created by our autonomous thoughts. Through Get Over It!, a prayer book with a therapeutic underpinning, Iyanla offers practical tools based on the scientific theory of neuroplasticity, so we can transmute the dominant negative thought patterns (DNTPs) that threaten our sanity and spirituality on a daily basis. In Get Over It!, Iyanla identifies 42 common DNTPs and breaks them down into three key elements: 1. The train of thought that produces the pattern 2. A prayer and affirmation to neutralize the pattern 3. Self-directed spiritual practices (including meditations) that support the neutralization of the pattern in the mind and bod Through becoming aware of and neutralizing our DNTPs, we will up our “wattage”: our ability to see and live beyond the influences and turbulence of our external environment.
Actress and dancer Jenna Dewan shares her uplifting message of how to elevate your life and experience beauty every day—perfect for fans of Jessica Alba’s The Honest Life and Kate Hudson’s Pretty Happy. The frustrations and challenges that come with modern living can leave us feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and disconnected. In Gracefully You, Jenna Dewan uses her own deeply personal journey to show you how to find your true voice, connect to your deeper self, and live with grace. From demonstrating how movement is essential to feeling good (whether it’s by going on a nature hike or dancing with your friends) to providing mantras that will help you begin each day with good intentions, Jenna shares clear advice on how you can cultivate happiness in every aspect of your life. Learn how to create a home sanctuary, connect with nature to restore balance, foster healthy relationships of all kinds by establishing physical and spiritual boundaries, and maintain space for your own identity through it all. Filled with stunning photos, Gracefully You is a beautiful, insightful, and powerful vision for anyone who wants to feel better, focus on what’s important, and maintain a sense of balance—all with strength and grace.
Drawing on relevant postmodern theories, and exploring the link between the dynamics of eroticism and esotericism, this book establishes the esoteric significance of the bawdy tales in R?m?’s (d. 1273) Mathnaw?, a masterpiece of medieval Perso-Islamic mystical literature.
Rumi speaks a sacred language that we understand withour hearts rather than our minds. He knows the heart isthe gateway to divine union and he doesn't want you toplay small this lifetime. He encourages humanity to liveand love with absolute surrender, abandon and willingness to accept the mysteries of life.Whether you have studied his poetry for years or are drawn to him only now, this oracle deck willstrengthen and illuminate your connection with this beautiful and powerful soul who loves you with afierce passion.Rumi has a heart so open that the entire world that he loves so dearly can easily be held within it. His is apath of love. To dance in divine love with him, you need only be willing to enter your own heart. May theblessings of this spiritual brother lead you into the bliss of your own divine heart-centred nature.Features 44 cards and 204-page guidebook, packaged ina hard-cover box set.
Discusses the ancient Greek art of Rhapsodomancy. This book contains such poetic excerpts as Polyhymnia (muse of sacred poetry) and Calliope (muse of epic poetry) who are chosen for their oracular wisdom.
Your heart is the center of your creativity, your joy and your power. Your connection with your heart determines the quality of your life. When you open your heart, you naturally begin to live from a place of inspiration, hope and clarity. Every aspect of your life improves, and you become an uplifter in your family, community and the world. As Rumi said, "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all barriers within yourself that you have built against it." The profound heart-opening messages and the stunning artwork contained within this deck provide daily support on your journey into connecting fully to your heart, so you can unleash its power of expansion within your life.
A Daily Source of Prophetic Inspiration Open this book and find the prophetic answers you’re seeking, or simply an added dose of inspiration for your day. The written version of a magic 8 ball. Have an urgent question? A pressing need? A probing thought? Focus intently on it, flip the pages of this book, and stop the page with your finger. Read the words before you—the results are surprising and satisfactory! Words from the greats. Author Cerridwen Greenleaf, a writing instructor and medieval scholar, has collected quotes from some of the most renowned thinkers, philosophers, poets, and writers of all time. Find excerpts from a number of poets, from William Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson, Rumi to J.R.R. Tolkien. Crystal ball gazing can be intriguing, but nothing is as clear as the written word! Invite peace into your day. Taking a moment to pause and reflect on inspiring words can have a significant impact on your day. This oracle in book form offers you a chance to meditate and forecast your future, and it opens the door for peace to flood in. As the author of a number of books on mysticism, Greenleaf employs the ancient arts of divination and clairomancy in this book to provide guidance, encourage spirituality, and inspire meditation. With this book, she provides readers with an opportunity to cast a simple spell: one of peace, revelation, and mindfulness. Open The Magic Oracle Book and it will reveal… • A prophetic tool and a source of inspiration for every day • Answers for questions that encourage further contemplation and self-discovery • A mindful companion, made up of words from great poets and writers, for your journey into a deeper spirituality If other mysticism and mindfulness books have intrigued you, such as The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, The Golden Book of Fortune-Telling, and The Practical Witch’s Spellbook, then Cerridwen Greenleaf’s The Magic Oracle Book should be next on your list!