Now you can find more meaning and joy in your life, journey inward, find the divine, and become transformed, when you read The Goddess Path by Patricia Monaghan.
The Goddess Path can be your guide to speed you on your spiritual quest. Think of this book as a signpost on your spiritual travels, designed to help you nurture your own connection to the goddess and share in her boundless wisdom. Call her into your life with beautiful and ancient invocations. Create your own rituals to honor the lessons she has to teach. As you ponder life-changing questions and venture on brave new experiments, you fan the divine spark into flame--and, in that fire, you are transformed.
The Goddess Path includes myths, symbols, feast days, ancient invocations, and suggestions for connecting with the following goddesses for these purposes and more:
- Amaterasu for clarity
- Aphrodite for passion
- Artemis for protection
- Athena for strength
- Brigid for survival
- The Cailleach for power
- Demeter and Persephone for initiation
- Gaia for abundance
- Hathor for affection
- Hera for dignity
- Inanna for inner strength
- Isis for restorative love
- Kali for freedom
- Kuan-Yin for mercy
- The Maenads for ecstasy
- The Muses for inspiration
- Oshun for healing love
- Paivatar for release
- Pomona for joy
- Asule and Saules Meita for family health
In The Goddess Path, Monaghan presents a means to work with the goddess, using ancient and modern techniques that will thrill and amaze you.
In the highly praised memoir Things Seen and Unseen, Nora Gallagher reflected on a year of spiritual renewal and the fact of mortality with uncommon wisdom and grace. We rejoin her in Practicing Resurrection as Gallagher searches for direction in the wake of her brother's death. A desire to reclaim her own "wild life" and a sense of the sacred in the world compels her to assess everything: her marriage, her writing career, and her commitment to parish life. A profound testimony to the urgency of living with meaning, to the natural world's solace and sacredness and a beautiful and often harrowing account of the search for vocation. Gallagher bears witness to the way death yields new life.
Presented are 100 ways of giving thanks for our food in a glorious collection of ancient and contemporary graces from many traditions. These blessings -- Christian and Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist, Islamic and Native American -- are not just for special occasions, but for each time we sit down at the table and wish to open ourselves to a moment of stillness, humility, and gratitude. Calligraphic renderings of the graces remain available in a larger hardcover edition; this small paperback edition will attract an even wider readership.
The Ancient Meditation Technique that Brings Real Peace of Mind
Vipassand-bhavand, the development of insight, embodies the essence of the teaching of the Buddha. As taught by S. N. Goenka, this path to self-awareness is extraordinary in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and, above all, its results. The Vipassana technique can be successfully applied by anyone.
Based on the lectures and writings of S. N. Goenka--and prepared under his direct guidance--The Art of Living shows how this technique can be used to solve problems, develop unused potential, and lead a peaceful, productive life. It includes stories by S. N. Goenka, as well as answers to students' questions, that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.
S. N. Goenka's Vipassana courses have attracted thousands of people of every background. Unique among teachers of meditation, Goenka is a retired industrialist and former leader of the Indian Community in Burma. Although a layman, his teaching has won the approval of senior Buddhist monks in Burma, India, and Sri Lanka, a number of whom have taken courses under his guidance. Despite his magnetism, he has no wish to be a guru --instead he teaches self-responsibility. This is the first systematic study of his teachings to appear in English.
Best known for his Buddhist teachings, Thich Nhat Hanh has lived in exile from his native Vietnam since 1966. These remarkable early journals reveal not only an exquisite portrait of the Zen master as a young man, but the emergence of a great poet and literary voice of Vietnam. From his years as a student and teaching assistant at Princeton and Columbia, to his efforts to negotiate peace and a better life for the Vietnamese, Fragrant Palm Leaves offers an elegant and profound glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world's most beloved spiritual teachers.
"God has a wonderful plan by which you can have a world influence through your prayer," writes Dr. Wesley Duewel. "God has planned that ordinary Christians like you and me can become mighty in prayer for the reaping of Christ's harvest among the nations today."Touch the World through Prayer explains how every Christian can pray for the missionaries, church leaders, and political leaders in countries around the globe where the gospel is being preached today. Dr. Duewel gives specific Bible promises that we can claim in these intercessory prayers.He describes how to pray in the power of Jesus' name, how to counteract the influence of Satan, how to recognize the work of angels in answer to prayer, and much more. Touch the World through Prayer provides step-by-step plans for making a prayer list, organizing a prayer circle, and holding a prayer retreat for your Christian friends who have a burden for missions.
Anne Wilson Schaef's bestselling Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much invited women to do less and live more. In this wise and graceful sequel to that beloved book, which is also a collection of daily meditations, Schaef encourages us to give up the worries that trouble so many of our lives.
Schaef helps us to smile at our worries and encourages us to re-examine our discontent and our desperate need to control our lives. She ponders with us the true nature of love, solitude, creativity, friendship, sorrow, intimacy, and all the experiences that go into making a life. Best of all, she inspires us to respect our own particular inner rhythm and intuitive wisdom, to live this moment, now, with trust and joy.
An exquisite and powerful harvest, this - truly a Book of Common Prayer for our planet's people in this time.
JOANNA MACY, author of 'Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age'