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25-card boxed set with 75-page guidebook. Cards are illustrated and guidebook offers guidance for both upright and reversed position. Layouts suggested as well as Celtic lore on each sacred tree, healing rituals and guided meditation
Jack Lightstone's Commerce of the Sacred remains an original and influential contribution to Judaic studies. Lightstone offers critical perspectives on the practices and beliefs of Greco-Roman Jews who lived outside of Palestine and beyond rabbinic control or influence. He investigates their influence on early Christians and examines how the two communities defined themselves in relation to each another. He challenges the view of Judaism as a single set of practices and beliefs and argues that Jews of the Greco-Roman Diaspora did not retain a shared, biblical 'perception of the world' centered on the Jerusalem temple. Rather, they believed multiple points of contact between God and man could be made through particular rites: prayer in the presence of the sacred scrolls, pleas for help at the tombs of dead saints and martyrs, and the interventions of holy men with alleged supernatural powers, to name a few. Many early Christians also participated in this Judaic 'commerce of the sacred', blurring the social and religious boundaries that distinguished Jews and Christians. Lightstone innovatively combines approaches from the history of religions and social anthropology to provide a different picture of Judaism during this period. Featuring a new foreword and an updated bibliography, Commerce of the Sacred resituates the Jews in the Greco-Roman world.
"The Sacred Portal: Unleashing Ethereal Imagery with Abstract Art" invites you to embark on a transformative journey of mindfulness and creativity. Step into a realm where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and ethereal beauty is woven into every stroke of the artist's brush. Within the pages of this coloring book, you will discover a collection of ONE OF A KIND abstract artworks that transcend traditional boundaries, guiding you towards a state of tranquility and inner reflection. Each page is a sacred portal, inviting you to explore the depths of your own consciousness as you immerse yourself in the act of coloring. The ethereal imagery within these abstract designs captures the essence of the ordinary, transforming it into a source of awe and inspiration. Delicate swirls, intricate patterns, and flowing lines blend together to create a visual symphony that dances across the pages. As you color, feel the stress melt away, replaced by a sense of calm and serenity. Engaging in mindful coloring with these ethereal abstract designs provides a meditative experience, allowing you to focus on the present moment and engage your senses fully. Lose yourself in the rhythmic motion of coloring, as each stroke becomes a mindful gesture of self-expression and self-discovery. This coloring book not only offers an opportunity for artistic expression but also serves as a guide for inner exploration. Delve into the accompanying reflections and prompts that encourage introspection, inviting you to contemplate the deeper meaning behind the abstract imagery. Discover the hidden messages and personal interpretations that arise as you connect with each design. "The Sacred Portal" is an invitation to unlock your imagination, reconnect with your inner self, and find solace in the beauty of abstract art. As you breathe life into these ethereal images, allow yourself to be transported to a place of tranquility, where mindfulness and creativity converge. Open the portal, embrace the journey, and let the ethereal imagery guide you to a state of inner harmony.
Dreaming—The Sacred Art by Lori Joan Swick, PhD Pdf
Awaken to the wonders of your dreamself, and energize your spiritual potential for self-understanding and self-healing. “Without a doubt, people of all times and places have had the capacity to dream the sacred. I write this book in a sincere effort to create space for us to share these dreams and to provide a practical guide to nurturing sacred dreaming as an art.” —from the Introduction Sacred dreams—those in which the dreamer experiences the immediate presence of or communication with the Divine——have shaped the spiritual history of humankind. Jacob’s ladder dream, Joseph’s dream verifying Mary’s virgin pregnancy and Herod’s plans to destroy the child, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha’s auspicious dreams on his journey to enlightenment, Muhammad’s night journey dream—the pervasive power of the sacred dream is part of the scripture and lore of virtually all the world’s religions. This fascinating introduction to sacred dreaming celebrates the dream experience as a way to deepen spiritual awareness and as a source of self-healing for people of all faith traditions—or none. Includes practical, step-by-step exercises in every chapter.
Society, the Sacred and Scripture in Ancient Judaism by Jack N. Lightstone Pdf
This work explores the relationship between religion, social patterns, and the perception of the character of scripture in four modes of Ancient Judaism: (1) the Jerusalem community of the fifth to fourth centuries B.C.E. (ie, the Early Second Temple Period); (2) the Judaism of the Graeco-Roman Disapora down to the end of the fourth century of the Christian Era; (3) earliest rabbinic Judaism in the second century C.E> in the land of Israel; (4) Late Antique Talmudic Rabbinism, primarily inn Babylonia, down to the sixth century of the Christian Era. Lightstone attempts not only to describe these perceptions and relationships but also to account for them, to explore why scripture should be thus perceived. His imaginative approach to the challenging descriptive and theoretical tasks is influenced by literary and form-critical methods as well as by the methods and perspectives of social anthropology and sociology of the mind. This unique attempts at revising the perception of the character of scripture should arouse the interest of scholars and students of Ancient Judaism.
A Celtic Sacred Journey by Helen Madsen Whitaker Pdf
Bronwar and Caitlin, the main initiates in the story, find themselves experiencing the ancient, spiritual wisdom of many cultures as they physically, spiritually, and emotionally travel to sacred sites that have existed from time immemorial upon the Earth. Through this journey, they explore what spiritual concepts mean to the growth of humanity and to themselves as individuals.
The Buddha with a Thousand Faces by Oliver Wade Pdf
The Buddha With A Thousand Faces is an intimate, behind-the-scenes plunge into the minds of leading visionary entrepreneurs. Facilitated by Oliver Wade, the conversations within this collection are both illuminating and thought-provoking. Over and over, the reader is presented with insights and ideas that have the power to shift the manner in which visions are realized and measurable results are generated. Perhaps the biggest takeaway, though, is the emphasis on living fully anchored in the present moment and enjoying every bit of nectar that life so generously offers. "What a mind-expanding delight to relish The Buddha With A Thousand Faces! Oliver has brought together profound wisdoms from notable visionaries and guides on the path of transformation. This is no mere self-help platitude-filled book, but a DEEP dive into the inner constitution of enlightened Leaders." -Satyen Raja Warriorsage Trainings Inc. "These brilliant, bold, and fully expressed SOULpreneurs have been pioneering the New Earth terrain in unprecedented ways, becoming sensational role models for how we can each embody a Golden Age within and express this without through soul-based vocation and cooperative entrepreneurial spirit. The experience of partaking in the dialogue within these pages is an opportunity for a Frequency Upgrade and a gourmet meal for the heart and soul . . ." -Betsy Huljev Excerpt from Foreword
The Sacred Life of Modernist Literature by Allan Kilner-Johnson Pdf
Probing the relationship between modernist literary experimentation and several key strands of occult practice which emerged in Europe from roughly 1894 to 1944, this book sets the work of leading modernist writers alongside lesser known female writers and writers in languages other than English to more fully portray the aesthetic and philosophical connections between modernism and the occult. Although the early decades of the twentieth century-the era of cocktails, motorcars, bobbed hair, and war-are often described as a period of newness and innovation, many writers of the time found inspiration and visionary brilliance by turning to the mysterious occult past. This book's principle intervention is to reimagine the contours and boundaries of literary modernism by welcoming into the conversation a number of significant female writers and writers in languages other than English who are often still relegated to the fringes of modernist studies. Well-remembered poets and novelists such as Ezra Pound, W.B. Yeats, and Aleister Crowley were tied to occult beliefs, and this book sets these leading figures alongside less well-remembered but equally splendid modernists including Paul Brunton, Mary Butts, Alexandra David-Neel, Florence Farr, Dion Fortune, Hermann Hesse, and Rudolf Steiner. From the little magazines where occultism and Fabianism were comfortable companions, to consulting rooms of psychoanalysts where archetypes were revealed to be both mystical and mundane, to the forbidden mountain trails that led to formidable spiritual teachers, the conditions of modernism were invariably those conditions which inspired a return to the occult traditions that many thinkers believed had long evaporated. Indeed, in many ways these traditions were the making of the modern world. By uncovering hidden hopes and anxieties that faced a newly modern Western Europe, this book demonstrates how literary modernists understood occultism as a universal form of cultural expression which has inspired creative exuberance since the dawn of civilisation.
Ancient Synagogues, Volume 2 by Risto Ilmari Uro,Paul V.M. Flesher Pdf
This collection of over twenty essays brings together scholars from three continents to discuss the early synagogue. It addresses the questions of: When and where did the synagogue originate? What was its early distribution? What was its role in Judaism? The print edition is available as a set of two volumes (9789004112544).