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The Thirst for Wholeness

Author : Christina Grof
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Argues that the craving for a spiritual identity is often misdirected towards addictive substances, and explains how to find the sacred dimensions of everyday life

A thirst for Wholeness

Author : Jay Edward Adams
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Is something missing from your spiritual life? Do you have a sense of incompleteness? Then you need to study James' solution to this problem. Here you will learn how to get it all together in a way that will impart wisdom and direction for your Christian walk. For individuals and group study.

A Thirst for Wholeness

Author : John Trachuk
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The Journey into Wholeness for Single Mothers

Author : Bev Frank
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You are not alone. If you have taken The Transforming Journey of Truth, Hope, and Love for Single Mothers, those four words you are not alone resonate in your soul. Youre no longer a single mother feeling alone and lost on a dark road with no destination. Your personal journey has transformed you into a single mother in a Half Family who is standing on the borders of Wholeness. Only this transformation prepares you to embark on a new journey: The Journey into Wholeness for Single Mothers. Therefore, if you feel alone, torn apart by the harsh reality of life as a single mother, and long to be whole, choose to take the transforming journey first. Whether you are a single mother by separation, divorce, or an unwed pregnancy, you will discover the light of truth which exposes all the rough spots on your road, the hope to maneuver through these challenges, and the love that leads you to a new path. Standing on the borders of this new path, you discover the three secrets to wholeness, which reveal a narrow road. As we travel together, you will experience the glorious splendor of this journey with each deliberate, selfless, and sacrificial step, receive wonderful blessings, and see a glimpse of heaven.

Beyond Addiction to Awakening

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Narrating Illness Prospects and Constraints

Author : Joanna Davidson
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This volume grapples with the potentials and limitations of illness narratives as diverse cultural perceptions probe into those stories from literary, textual, empirical, ethnographic, historical, and personal bases.

Alcohol Recovery The Mindful Way

Author : Catherine Lucas
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Mindfulness lends itself particularly well to recovery, partly because it is a potent tool for self-management, but principally because it can be approached both as a secular or spiritual practice. The Twelve-Step approach of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is unquestionably spiritual, with its emphasis on a Higher Power, and has been hugely successful. Some consider spiritual transformation essential for lasting sobriety. Not everyone, however, wants to pursue this path. The mindfulness practices can then be used in their own right, in a more secular context, and still be beneficial. My stance will, however, be mainly transpersonal. As Christina Grof, author of The Thirst for Wholeness: Attachment, Addiction and the Spiritual Path, says: ‘The success of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and the many Twelve-Step fellowships that have modelled themselves after its program attests to the power and importance of the spiritual dimension in the understanding and treatment of addiction.’

A Burning Desire

Author : Kevin Griffin
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A Burning Desire is a gift for those who struggle with the Twelve Step program’s focus on the need to surrender to a Higher Power. Taking a radical departure from traditional views of God, Western or Eastern, author Kevin Griffin neither accepts Christian beliefs in a Supreme Being nor Buddhist non-theism, but rather forges a refreshing, sensible, and accessible Middle Way. Griffin shows how the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, can be understood as a Higher Power. Karma, mindfulness, impermanence, and the Eightfold Path itself are revealed as powerful forces that can be accessed through meditation and inquiry. Drawing from his own experiences with substance abuse, rehabilitation, and recovery, Griffin looks at the various ways that meditation and spiritual practices helped deepen his experience of sobriety. His personal story of addiction is not only raw, honest and engrossing, but guides readers to an inquiry of their own spirituality.


Author : Louise Carus Mahdi
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Thinkers and activists from many orientations and traditions are now coming together to explore ways to reconstitute rites of passage as a form of community healing for our public and personal ills. Crossroads is a comprehensive collection of over fifty cutting-edge writings on diverse aspects of the transition to adulthood. "In no uncertain terms, Crossroads opens our eyes to our responsibility to the adolescents who are now growing up without sacred rituals and hence without knowledge of spiritual roots in their culture. Many of the writers have first-hand experience and first-rate ideas of how to transform this cultural crisis. Crossroads also challenges us to integrate our own inner adolescent. Piercing insight with realistic hope " -- Marlon Woodman The Ravaged Bridegroom

Stand Like Mountain Flow Like Water

Author : Brian Luke Seaward
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Self-Help/Spirituality “Every now and then you come across an author whose words transform your life and inspire you forever. The wisdom, insight, stories, and gentle guidance within the pages of Stand Like Mountain proved to be a blessing in my life. I am eternally grateful. This tenth anniversary edition not only reinvigorates the human spirit, it's a celebration of life. Timeless and ageless wisdom is never out of style on the human journey.” --Joan Lunden, Author of Joan Lunden's Wake-up calls Times of stress may bring feelings of panic and mayhem, but when we call upon our inner resources, stress also provides the opportunity for spiritual growth. However, o ur path to our ultimate purpose is often blocked by guilt, greed, laziness, worry, and most destructive of all: fear and anger. In his inspiring and insightful book Stand Like Mountain , Flow Like Water , renowned expert on stress management, Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D., teaches you how to maneuver around these troublesome roadblocks and outlines the key to life: Balance--to stand secure and grounded like a mountain, but to flow like water. To help you reach your goals and destinations, Seaward points out that the mind, body, and spirit must be in harmony during our journey from the tumultuous sea of stress to the unfaltering rock of our spirituality. We can do so by relying on our natural-born inner resources (muscles of the soul) as our guides. This Tenth Anniversary Edition is filled with the most up-to-date insights and compelling stories regarding the mind-body-spirit connection and includes Dr. Seaward's latest stress-busting and healing strategies to help you: • Identify your innate resources to cope effectively to stressors • Strengthen the muscles of your soul for life's challenges • Deepen your soul-searching process to gain personal insights • Maintain a sense of balance and inner peace in a stressed-filled world • Identify and transition peacefully through the Seasons of the Soul Dr. Seaward's extensive research and teachings on the connection between stress and spirituality will soothe and harmonize your spirit and give you the tools to enhance and sustain connectedness with yourself, your purpose, and nature around you.


Author : Donald P. Dulchinos
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According to Donald Dulchinos, the real action on the Internet isn’t in the realm of commerce. It is, plain and simple, in the realm of religion. But not exactly that old-time religion. This book is about the spiritual impact of our increasing ability to communicate quickly and with enhanced evolution. It's about our search for meaning, our hunger for a glimpse at humanity's future development in whichâ€"frighteningly or excitingly,"the trend is clearly toward increasing integration of telecommunications and information technology with the body itself. Electronic prosthetics, direct neural implants, and the brain's control of electronic and mechanical limbs move the boundary that used to exist between human and machine to some undefined frontier inside our bodies, our brains, and, perhaps, our minds. "And, if the electronics inside my brain connect directly with the electronics inside your brain, how is it meaningful to speak as though we are not part of one, larger entity?" Dulchinos writes. Another way of saying this might be that everything that rises must converge. Or, we are all part of God. Or, we are all moving toward living in the field, sharing Group Mind. Dulchinos traces ideas of evolution, anthropology, biology, and theology, all of which point toward a betterment, a unity, and argues cogently that these ideas find their embodiment in the technology of the World Wide Web. Neurosphere or God or Group Mind, call it what you will, is about technology and the mechanics of unity. Although other books on new technology and new consciousness touch on many of the ideas in Neurosphere, none do so in quite such a straightforward, logical way. Dulchinos has a way of telling personal stories that make the technical accessible to the dreamer, the spiritual comprehensible to the skeptic, and the future of body technology less fear-inducing to everyone.

The Relevance of the Stars

Author : Lorenzo Albacete
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From popes to television personalities to high school students, everyone who encountered Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete knew there was no one like him. He could engage you with a joke about a New Yorker cartoon, move on to a keen commentary on the state of the culture, and finish off with a meditation on the Gospel of John. In his talks and essays, Albacete made profound theological and philosophical insights accessible without ever losing their depth and breadth. But with the exception of a single book published in his lifetime, much of Albacete’s wisdom has been scattered and hard to find. The Relevance of the Stars fills this vacuum. With his characteristic wit and ease, Albacete engages the thorniest questions—the relation of faith and reason, the problem of modernity, the possibility of a Christian culture—as they play out in science and politics, money and love, law and finance. He speaks to families, youth, and his friends in the media. The New Yorker cartoons feature here, of course, alongside Dostoevsky, Flannery O’Connor, and Elie Wiesel. Albacete masterfully engages the thought of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Father Luigi Giussani, the founder of the international lay movement Communion and Liberation, whose passion for the infinite Albacete made his own.

The Public Church

Author : Martin E. Marty
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This is the first book to discern and spell out the fascinating coalescence of churches in America today. Drawing on mainline Protestantism, the newer evangelicalism, and Roman Catholicism, this new community, or "community of communities," may be called a "public church" because it is particularly sensitive to the public order and to the interplay of its members as citizens and church people. In a world of increasing interreligious tensions and in an America growing weary of pluralism and freedom, the public church both fills a void and counters trends at home and abroad.Grounded in an historical understanding of the Christian churches in America, The Public Church draws on biblical, theological, and political motifs to offer a model for self-understanding and mission in the years ahead. It discusses the nature of the public church, its relation to the individual traditions from which it springs, its continuing reliance on the local congregation, its relation to the New Christian Right, and the political balance between left and right that must be maintained if the public church is to grow even more effective as a religious force and as a humane venture. In short, the book is an analysis of American Christianity in its newest and most exciting phase.

Topography of Trauma Fissures Disruptions and Transfigurations

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Through theoretical discussions, presentations of literary works, cultural artefacts and artistic performances, as well as descriptions of novel therapeutic approaches, Topography of Trauma engages in rethinking and re-examining trauma to address the transformed self and empowering post-traumatic developments.

The Journey Toward Complete Recovery

Author : Michael Picucci
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A longtime survivor of HIV, Picucci is a pioneer in addressing the needs of HIV-positive people in recovery. In this book, which serves as a companion for post-12-step recovery, he addresses core issues and offers techniques for healing hidden pain.

The Infallible Way

Author : Jule Gaige
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For more information about this book please visit: Complete with stories that extend from contemporary life experiences The Infallible Way supports common sense understanding of your role in the grand scheme of things. It answers your questions regarding the nature and source of your personal empowerment. It explains the people and situations in your life and tells you why they are present. In addition, The Infallible Way provides the solution to unrest, conflict and chaos that appears along the life's path.

Voices of Illness Negotiating Meaning and Identity

Author : Peter Bray
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This book offers accounts of scholarly interdisciplinary practices and perspectives that examine and discuss the positive potential of attending to the voices and stories of those who live and work with illness in real world settings.

Journey To Wholeness

Author : Fr Joseph Prasad Pinto
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Experiencing Hildegard

Author : Avis Clendenen
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With a Foreword by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB. Experiencing Hildegard is a synthesis of Hildegard of Bingen's spirituality with insights from Jungian depth psychology, particularly regarding the unconscious and the reality of the soul. In this revised and expanded edition, Clendenen brings the scholarship up to date and addresses the changes wrought by Hildegard being named a Doctor of the Church.

Lost Ecstasy

Author : June McDaniel
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This book is a study of religious ecstasy, and the ways that it has been suppressed in both the academic study of religion, and in much of the modern practice of religion. It examines the meanings of the term, how ecstatic experience is understood in a range of religions, and why the importance of religious and mystical ecstasy has declined in the modern West. June McDaniel examines how the search for ecstatic experience has migrated into such areas as war, terrorism, transgression, sexuality, drug use, and anti-institutional forms of spirituality. She argues that the loss of religious and mystical ecstasy, as both a religious goal and as a topic of academic study, has had wide-ranging negative effects. She also proposes that the field of religious studies must go beyond criminalizing, trivializing and pathologizing ecstatic and mystical experiences. Both religious studies and theology need to take these states seriously as important aspects of lived human experience.