Rebirthing Into Androgyny

Author: Berenice Andrews

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452559469

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 403

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In these "interesting times," when many people are searching for spiritual nourishment, this book is intended to be a means of providing it. Rebirthing Into Androgyny: Your Quest For Wholeness, And Afterward offers to the hungry ones a familiar yet totally different feast. While it sets forth an already-established metaphysics, it also presents a radical new idea--one that has been implicit in that spiritual thought but unavailable until now and the new awareness associated with quantum physics. In other words, while this book provides soul searchers--also known as learners--with an ages-old means of generating a fundamental inner change (a rebirthing), it also provides a new, living prototype of what is being reborn. Thus, a person's rebirthing is both a gestation and a labor (a quest) producing an ever-increasing knowing ("gnosis"), which gradually becomes being that can finally merge with the Beloved/Self. And the new, living prototype is that of the human soul, not as what a person has but as what a person is: a creative energy being who generates its own "bodies" out of its soul substance--its creative consciousness energy--by means of its archetypal human energy system, while always being guided by its nucleus of divinity. In this book, which is a textbook for soul searchers, all of this transformative change is offered, explored and explained in a series of carefully-crafted lessons lovingly taught by a shamanic teacher/healer in a stone circle "classroom," the ancient site of a modern teaching. There is a grand feast awaiting! The cover design was created by Paula Kozak, Sarasota, Florida: set in a circle representing the Unity of the Cosmos, the Oneness that includes all people, the hexagram is an ancient symbol of androgyny. The Nordic rune "Dagaz" across its center signifies breakthrough and transformation. The gold of the hexagram against the white background indicates the ever-present divine energies that guide and sustain, while the light spectrum surrounding the circle and extending in all directions indicates the auric "field" of a human energy being, inseparable from its Creator.
Cassell's Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit

Author: Randy P. Conner

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:49015002880392

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 480

Did you know that in medieval French folklore a person might change sex by passing under a rainbow? Or that same-sex unions have been celebrated by peoples of the ancient Mediterranean, Africa, China, and indigenous America? Or that Sappho, da Vinci, Emily Dickinson, Nijinsky, Benjamin Britten, Mishima, Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Keith Haring, Boy George, and Derek Jarman number among those who have explored the spiritual dimension of gender and sexuality in their works? While the terms many of us employ today to identify ourselves - 'queer', 'lesbian', 'gay', 'bisexual', 'transgendered' - differ markedly from those of peoples of other times and places, we are nevertheless the bearers of a rich spiritual history that has been ignored or suppressed, a history encoded in sacred texts as well as in works of art, music, dance and other media. Drawing upon religion, mythology, folklore, anthropology, history and the arts, the Encyclopedia is a cornucopia of queer spirituality, containing over 1,500 alphabetically arranged entries from Aakulujjuusi to Zeus.
Gerard Manley Hopkins and Critical Discourse

Author: Eugene Hollahan

Publisher: Ams PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015033143978

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

View: 994

This assortment of twenty essays together with a comprehensive tabular analysis of Hopkins scholarship from 1920 to 1984 sustains the momentum established globally during the Hopkins centenary of 1989. Every continent is represented. Every major critical method is employed. Hopkins scholars and critics, both seasoned veterans such as Norman MacKenzie and bright new stars such as Cary Plotkin, contribute ambitious elucidations of Hopkins's life and works. The large effect is that of a Baconian enterprise in which the life and oeuvre of a major presence in modern poetry is swarmed over, elucidated, and, thereby, preserved in perpetuity. In this rich collection, Hopkins proves to be a "critical mass" capable of triggering a seemingly endless chain reaction of response and counter-response.
Dictionary of Counselling

Author: Colin Feltham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015060403683

Category: Psychology

Page: 292

View: 644

This book provides concise definitions of more than 1000 terms used in the field of counselling. As well as covering theory and practice, the book also includes client concerns and problems which may be helped by counselling, issues of professional and ethical interest to practitioners and clients, and words used in everyday language which have a particular meaning in the counselling context.
Witch Hunts

Author: Kerr Cuhulain

Publisher: Spiral Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X030280864

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 995

Award-winning author Cuhulain has combined his vast knowledge on the occult together with his investigative expertise to present "Witch Hunts"--a guide to Wicca and how to defend against discrimination and harassment.