In the Dark Places of Wisdom

In the Dark Places of Wisdom
Author: Peter Kingsley
Pages: 255
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021721522
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Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A set of ancient inscriptions on marble found forty years ago in southern Italy, recording details so bewildering that scholars have kept silent about them ... Sensational new information about a group of ancient philosophers who were so intensely practical that, two and a half thousand years ago, they shaped our existence and the world we live in ... These are just two ingredients of this extraordinary book, which uncovers an astonishing reality right at the origins of the Western world. Written by one of the most highly-acclaimed contemporary historians and experts in the field, it provides dramatic new evidence about the most important of ancient philosophers, Parmenides—and revolutionizes our understanding of the history of religion, of the origins of philosophy, and of Western culture as a whole."--

In the Dark Places of Wisdom

In the Dark Places of Wisdom
Author: Peter Kingsley
Pages: 255
ISBN: 0715631195
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Release: 2001
Editor: Duckworth Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book brings the key evidence together and presents a new picture of Parmenides, the ancient Greek poet, as priest, initiate and healer.

In the Dark Places of Wisdom

In the Dark Places of Wisdom
Author: Peter Kingsley
Pages: 285
ISBN: 1862046247
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Release: 1999
Editor: HarperElement
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Parmenides, the ancient Greek poet who is known as the father of logical thought, has been a decisive influence in shaping the whole course of Western philosophy and is a crucial figure in determining how we understand the ancient world. But there are some disturbing details in his own poetry, together with occasional remarks made by other ancient writers, that have always cast a long shadow of doubt over the standard view of him as a purely rational thinker. Then, in the 1950s, a series of inscriptions was unearthed at Parmenides' hometown in southern Italy which has thrown a totally new light on the nature and purpose of his philosophy. This book brings the key evidence together and presents a new picture of him as priest, initiate and healer.

A Story Waiting to Pierce You

A Story Waiting to Pierce You
Author: Peter Kingsley
Pages: 174
ISBN: 1890350214
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Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Revealing a forgotten truth in the present day, this account illuminates the crumbling political and economic structures of the West, shedding light on an ongoing and arduous search for a sense of purpose. Recounting a true story, this exploration tells of a wandering Mongol shaman who made a dramatic appearance around the Mediterranean centuries before the time of Christ. Highlighting how this nomad came as an envoy on a mission of purification, this study records how he met with a man who became tremendously influential in Western science, philosophy, culture, and religion: Pythagoras. The essence of Western civilization is said to have originated from this meeting and this examination argues that today’s conflicts and tensions have stemmed from taking this monumental occasion for granted, forgetting that there must be a greater meaning to life than everyday efforts and struggles. Reflecting on a time when Eastern and Western cultures were one, this evocation contends that there is still a common spiritual heritage to all civilizations. A unique collaboration between the author and archaeologists, historians, and shamans from around the world, this document has the potential to change the future for all.

REALITY New 2020 Edition

REALITY  New 2020 Edition
Author: Peter Kingsley
Pages: 600
ISBN: 1999638425
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Release: 2020-10-12
Editor: Catafalque Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

REALITY introduces us to the extraordinary mystical tradition that lies right at the roots of western philosophy, science and civilization.

Parmenides and Empedocles

Parmenides and Empedocles
Author: Parmenides,,Empedocles,
Pages: 78
ISBN: 9781725229600
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Release: 2011-03-01
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Parmenides and Empedocles, along with Heraclitus the most important of the pre-Socratic philosophers, were at the same time among the greatest poets of the ancient world. But their work is rarely treated and still more rarely translated in its original form--as poetry. The complete extant fragments of Parmenides and Empedocles are collected here for the first time in a translation responsive to the original verse texts. Parmenides' philosophical fragments are here given as the poetic remains of the thinker from Elea in Southern Italy whom Socrates wondered at and Plato held in awe. What emerges from the poetry is at once an uncompromising vision of absolute Being and a compassionate understanding of the human cosmos: It is the body grows to Mind. All men desire the same thing, apprehend the same The plenum is thought, and thought preponderates. The poetry of Empedocles--reincarnationist, naturalist, cosmologist, religious leader, physiologist, and a metaphysician--is presented here in the personal idiom of the fifth-century Sicilian who has been called the last of the Greek shamans: I have already been A bush and a bird A boy and a girl A mute fish in the sea.

Treasures in Dark Places

Treasures in Dark Places
Author: Leanna Cinquanta
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781441231031
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Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: Chosen Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Captivating True Story of God's Supernatural Love at Work As a child, Leanna's young world pulsed with adventure, including emergency moves across the country in an old Dodge Dart with a dismantled airplane strapped to the roof. By age fifteen, she had become an equestrian champion with sights fixed on the Olympics. Then, in a series of stunning revelations, Jesus appeared to her and revolutionized her life. A few years later, not expecting to return alive, she wrote a will for her parents, left everything behind, and embarked for northern India with a one-way ticket and a mission: to rescue people trapped in darkness. This firsthand, often-supernatural account follows the rigors, heartaches, and miracles of a life propelled by faith into one of the poorest and darkest places on earth. Leanna's fearless determination to shine Jesus' light into the shadows--whether helping the destitute in small villages or reaching girls abused in the sex-trafficking trade--will thrill and inspire you to believe his power can change even your most trying circumstances.

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

The Wisdom to Know the Difference
Author: Troy DuFrene,Kelly Wilson
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781572249295
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Release: 2012-02-02
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. Maybe you’ve just started on the road to recovering from addiction. Or you’ve tried to stop abusing alcohol or drugs before, but haven’t been successful. Perhaps you’re making progress in a support group or 12-step program, but want to add an approach grounded in science. No matter how far you’ve come, how far you still have left to go, or which path you’ve chosen, this book can help you end your struggle with addiction. The Wisdom to Know the Difference is an addiction recovery workbook based in acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT. Research shows that ACT is a powerful treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, and other issues, and it can be used alone or in combination with any 12-step program. On this particular path, you’ll learn to accept what you can’t change about yourself and your past and commit to changing the things you can. You’ll overcome your addiction by focusing on what you value most, like your talents, friends, career, relationships, and family. There’s no need to wait any longer. This book will help you find the serenity, courage, and wisdom it takes to leave substance abuse behind for good.

Ancient Philosophy Mystery and Magic

Ancient Philosophy  Mystery  and Magic
Author: Peter Kingsley
Pages: 422
ISBN: STANFORD:36105018238308
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Release: 1995
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The second half of the book re-examines problems regarding the connections between ancient magic, science, and religion. More specifically, it traces for the first time a line of transmission from Empedocles and the early Pythagoreans down to southern Egypt, and from there into the world of Islam.

Catafalque 2 Volume Set

Catafalque  2 Volume Set
Author: Peter Kingsley
Pages: 848
ISBN: 1999638409
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Release: 2018-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Catafalque offers a revolutionary new reading of the great psychologist Carl Jung as mystic, gnostic and prophet for our time. Much more than a brilliant spiritual biography, this book holds the key to understanding why western culture is dying--and what we, now, can do to help it.

Living an Examined Life

Living an Examined Life
Author: James Hollis
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781683640486
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Release: 2018-02-01
Editor: Sounds True
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How do you define “growing up”? Does it mean you achieve certain cultural benchmarks—a steady income, paying taxes, marriage, and children? Or does it mean leaving behind the expectations of others and growing into the person you were meant to be? If you find yourself in a career, place, relationship, or crisis you never foresaw and that seems at odds with your beliefs about who you are, it means your soul is calling on you to reexamine your path. With Living an Examined Life, James Hollis offers an essential guidebook for anyone at a crossroads in life Here this acclaimed author guides you through 21 areas for self-inquiry and growth—such as how to exorcise the ghosts of your past, when to choose meaning over happiness, how to construct a mature spirituality, and how to seize permission to be who you really are With his trademark eloquence and insight, Dr. Hollis offers a potent resource you’ll return to time and again to energize and inspire you on your journey to create a life of personal authority, integrity, and fulfillment.

Healing through the Dark Emotions

Healing through the Dark Emotions
Author: Miriam Greenspan
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780834824270
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Release: 2004-05-11
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"We are all touched at some point by the dark emotions of grief, fear, or despair. In an age of global threat, these emotions have become widespread and overwhelming. While conventional wisdom warns us of the harmful effects of "negative" emotions, this revolutionary book offers a more hopeful view: there is a redemptive power in our worst feelings. Seasoned psychotherapist Miriam Greenspan argues that it's the avoidance and denial of the dark emotions that results in the escalating psychological disorders of our time: depression, anxiety, addiction, psychic numbing, and irrational violence. And she shows us how to trust the wisdom of the dark emotions to guide, heal, and transform our lives and our world.

Pholarchos Tarot

Pholarchos Tarot
Author: carmen sorrenti
Pages: 329
ISBN: 153236489X
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Release: 2018-01-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Bad Dog

Bad Dog
Author: Lin Jensen
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780861714865
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Release: 2005-07-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Today, Lin Jensen is a Zen master. But before that, he had to get through a difficult childhood and a difficult life. Bad Dog! is Jensen's sometimes quirky, sometimes poignant telling of the long path he took to inner peace. In over 40 short, interlocking pieces, Jensen uncovers his personal history, starting with his early life on a struggling farm in the dusty, quiet Midwest. Jensen eventually reaches college where he encounters a new world and a new passion, poetry, before entering into a marriage that is destined to fail. The one constant throughout Jensen's life is the search for meaning, ? a search that leads him to finally awaken to his calling in Zen. Always engaging, Jensen's quiet stories subtly reflect on the currents of love, beauty, and redemption that run through all lives. His simple prose rings with insight at just the right moments, making Bad Dog! a book that will appeal to anyone who's ever looked for life's little bright spots.

Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy
Author: John Palmer
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9780199567904
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Release: 2009-10-29
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Parmenides of Elea is generally considered the most profound and challenging of the Presocratic philosophers. How historians have understood his particular achievement has substantially determined how they portray the development of early Greek philosophy and science. John Palmer presents a new interpretation of Parmenides metaphysical poem, according to which he was the first philosopher to distinguish in a rigorous manner the fundamental modalities of necessarybeing, necessary non-being or impossibility, and non-necessary or contingent being. Palmer also reassesses the major Presocratics' relation to Parmenides in light of this modal interpretation, focusing particularly on Zeno, Melissus, Anaxagoras, and Empedocles. Parmenides emerges as as the founder ofmetaphysics as a domain of inquiry distinct from natural philosophy and theology. The book also presents in an appendix the Greek text of the fragments of Parmenides' poem with English translation and textual notes.

A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom

A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom
Author: John Boyne
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780593230169
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Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: Hogarth
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of A Ladder to the Sky—“a darkly funny novel that races like a beating heart” (People)—comes a new novel that plays out across all of human history: a story as precise as it is unlimited. This story starts with a family. For now, it is a father and a mother with two sons, one with his father’s violence in his blood, one with his mother’s artistry. One leaves. One stays. They will be joined by others whose deeds will determine their fate. It is a beginning. Their stories will intertwine and evolve over the course of two thousand years. They will meet again and again at different times and in different places. From Palestine at the dawn of the first millennium and journeying across fifty countries to a life among the stars in the third, the world will change around them, but their destinies remain the same. It must play out as foretold. From the award-winning author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies comes A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom, an epic tale of humanity. The story of all of us, stretching across two millennia. Imaginative, unique, heartbreaking, this is John Boyne at his most creative and compelling.

Breaking Wild

Breaking Wild
Author: Diane Les Becquets
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780698411616
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When one woman goes missing in the Colorado wilderness, another becomes bent on discovering her whereabouts in this unforgettably moving, bestselling literary debut. Driven to spend days alone in the wilderness, Amy Raye Latour, mother of two, is compelled by the quiet and the rush of nature. But this time, her venture into a remote area leaves her on the verge of the precarious edge that she’s flirted with her entire life. When Amy Raye doesn’t return to camp, ranger Pru Hathaway and her dog respond to the missing person call. After an unexpected snowfall and few leads, the operation turns into a search and recovery. As the novel follows Amy Raye and Pru in alternating threads, Breaking Wild assumes the white-knuckled pace of a thriller, laying bare Amy Raye’s ultimate reckoning with the secrets of her life and Pru’s dogged pursuit of the woman who, against all odds, she believes she can find.

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth
Author: Norton Juster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780394820378
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Release: 1996
Editor: Yearling Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Author: T.E. Lawrence,General Press
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9789390492855
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Release: 2021-05-07
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a memoir of the soldier known as 'Lawrence of Arabia.’ Lawrence is a fascinating and controversial figure and his talent as a vivid and imaginative writer shines through on every page of his masterpiece. ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ written between 1919 and 1926, is an extraordinary tale of action, politics and adventure. The story describes heroism through instances of war by a man who not only shaped events but was molded by them. The genre of the book can be related to many broad subjects like political history, military strategy, pathology or travel story. Lawrence, known as the defender of the empire, had found war in the Arab world and a long-lasting sideline to the War to End All Wars. This war produced more war during the time, in which, along with many other eminent writers, Lawrence was also involved. Seven Pillars of Wisdom provides a unique portrait of this extraordinary man and an insight into the birth of the Arab nation.

Promises in the Dark

Promises in the Dark
Author: Eric McLaughlin
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781645070542
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Release: 2019-10-14
Editor: New Growth Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Promises in the Dark by Dr. Eric McLaughlin strengthens the hearts of readers to persevere in God’s calling to walk with those in need. As a missionary doctor in Africa, McLaughlin knows how walking closely with those who suffer and bearing others’ burdens can easily lead to burnout or cynicism—unless we find the path to perseverance that the Lord provides. This resource explores how to find both calling and hope, living in the tension between a difficult present and God’s promises of renewal, how to cope with despair and futility, the importance of the suffering God for those who suffer, and how the manifestations of God bring life into a dying world. McLaughlin explores how to endure in such a yet-to-be-redeemed world as ours, which is full of tragedy and heartache, pointing to God’s promises.