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Touched by Nature

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Editor: Aeon Books
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Touched by Nature is about the incredible healing power of plants. Just as their bodies are able to heal our bodies, as evidenced by the many successes of herbal medicine, so their spirit - or energy - offers much needed help to our spirits.This book is specifically about five-element based plant spirit medicine as developed by renowned international healer and teacher Eliot Cowan. Pip and Lucy trained with Eliot and have been practising the medicine since 2005. They see Plant Spirit Medicine as a very much needed medicine for our time and wanted to offer an accessible way into understanding its power and potential. Story telling offers that way. The book speaks in many voices, and it is a combination of narrative and description by the authors, as well as stories offered by colleagues, teachers, patients and students. The theme of the journey is used throughout: the journey of life which presents us with the challenges and struggles that call us toward the healing offered by deep nature connection; the journey of the seasons which encapsulates five-element understanding; journeys of personal healing and growth experienced from receiving the medicine; the shamanic dream journey in which humans can meet and interact with plant spirits directly through our imagination and beyond; the journey a person must undertake to become a healer and the part plant spirit medicine offers to play in the journey of our societies as we navigate this time of great imbalance and change, returning to a time when the songs and stories of the earth are once more able to be heard.

Partnering with Nature

Partnering with Nature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catriona MacGregor
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416592457
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Partnering with Nature by Catriona MacGregor Summary

Partnering with Nature is a simple book with a powerful message: our connections to the natural environment— and ultimately, to ourselves—are crucial in today’s fragmented world. As each successive generation moves farther away from nature, the growing disconnect is expressed through physical as well as mental stress, from depression and fatigue in adults to attention disorders and obesity in children. The way we relate to nature helps define our place within it, and by awakening this natural, yet dormant connection to the environment around us, we can move beyond solitary stewardship and into partnership. In Partnering with Nature, Catriona MacGregor weaves together scientific and historical wisdom, spiritual insights, and inspiring stories that illuminate the energies that link humans, animals, and the natural world. Through observation and conscious practice, we can open up to the power of nature to transform our lives, uplift our spirits, and even to direct our bodies to a healthier potential. For everyone who has a sense of something missing, who wishes to make a difference in their world, who yearns to reclaim their sense of wonder and awe, or who struggles with their health or emotional balance—nature speaks to all who will listen.

Touched by Christ: The Sacramental Economy

Touched by Christ: The Sacramental Economy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lawrence Feingold
Editor: Emmaus Academic
ISBN: 1645850986
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Touched by Christ: The Sacramental Economy by Lawrence Feingold Summary

The sacramental economy was instituted by Christ and entrusted to His Church in order to build up the Body of Christ in a twofold communion: binding the members together with God and one another. Touched by Christ: The Sacramental Economy is an introductory course on Sacramental Theology suitable for all who seek a deeper understanding of how the Church’s sacraments constitute channels of grace, nurture supernatural life, and heal us from our sins. Lawrence Feingold expertly describes the nature of the sacraments; their purpose, fittingness, and relationship with Christ and the New Covenant; their relationship with the Old Covenant rites that prefigured them; the character and grace that they communicate; and the nature of their causality. Touched by Christ shows that the sacraments of the New Covenant should be understood as instruments of Christ’s humanity that are used as words of power to communicate the sanctification that they signify, infuse grace, communicate the Holy Spirit, and build up ecclesial communion in those who receive them with the right dispositions.

Philosophy of Chinese Art

Philosophy of Chinese Art Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zhu Zhirong
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000434796
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Philosophy of Chinese Art by Zhu Zhirong Summary

This title provides a systematic examination of the philosophy of Chinese art, exploring the peculiarity of artistic forms and distinctive conceptions and artistic principles of Chinese art which are grounded in the life awareness of the ancient Chinese and interconnect with the Chinese philosophy of life. Synthesizing Chinese theories of art with Western philosophical systems, the book is organized into five parts: (1) the subject, the actor who creates, appreciates, and criticizes artistic works; (2) ontological aspects, that is, the artwork per se and the dynamic process of creation; (3) aesthetic traits, the organic whole constituted by rhythm, meter, the principle of harmony, and space-time awareness; (4) artistic representation, which is manifested in the rhythm of vital energy, momentum of genre, vigour of style, and taste and inclination; and (5) the evolution of Chinese art. Based on this structural thread, the author looks into the interwoven relationship between the philosophy of Chinese art and ancient Chinese thought in terms of the spirit of life, nature–human relations, and ontological awareness of human-centredness. The book will appeal to scholars, students, and general readers interested in aesthetics, art theory, art philosophy, Chinese art, and ancient Chinese culture.

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian P. McCullough,Timothy B. Kellison
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317214161
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Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment by Brian P. McCullough,Timothy B. Kellison Summary

The natural environment is a central issue in both academic and wider societal discourse. The global sport industry is not immune from this discussion and has to confront its responsibility to reduce its impact on the natural environment. This book goes further than any other in surveying both the challenges and the opportunities presented to the sports industry as it engages with the sustainability agenda, exploring the various ways in which sport scholars can integrate sustainability into their research. With a multidisciplinary sweep, including management, sociology, law, events, and ethics, this is a ground-breaking book in the study of sport. Drawing on cutting-edge research, it includes over thirty chapters covering all the most important themes in contemporary sport studies such as: climate change, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility ethics, governance, and the law event management, tourism, and pollution marketing, branding, and consumer behavior the Olympics, urban development, and mega-event legacies. With contributions from world-leading researchers and practitioners from around the globe, this is the most comprehensive book ever published on sport and the environment.

Cotton Wool Kids

Cotton Wool Kids Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stella O'Malley
Editor: Mercier Press Ltd
ISBN: 1781173214
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What has happened to Irish childhood? Parents are keeping their children indoors for fear of predators lurking around every corner and children are spending their days in front of screens or in supervised activities, over-controlled and growing steadily fatter and more unhappy. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Commercial interests ensure parents feel anxious and filled with fear simply to sell them more stuff, when in fact childhood has never been safer; the rates of child mortality, injury and sexual abuse are lower today than at any time since records began. Cotton Wool Kids exposes the truth behind the scary stories and gives parents the information and the confidence to free themselves from the the treadmill of after-school activities and over-supervision that has become common today. The author provides parents with strategies to learn how to handle the relentless pressure from society and the media to provide a 'perfect' childhood and instead to raise their children with a more relaxed and joyful approach, more in touch with the outdoors and the community around them.

Divine Words of Love Book 3 in the Divine Series

Divine Words of Love Book 3 in the Divine Series Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phillip Novella,Melissa Brady
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1664104720
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Divine Words of Love Book 3 in the Divine Series by Phillip Novella,Melissa Brady Summary

Presenting the series of “Divine Words” encompassing original poetry, creative journals and artwork. A traditional style of metered and rhyme poems known as ‘New Formalism”. The Poetry in the Divine Series is written with the belief of intervention of divine guidance channelled through the authors. Phillip and Melissa are both Funeral Home operators with years of experience with Death, Grief and Love and whom both share charismatic spiritual gifts and a deep faith that we are not alone. The poems are based on intention for a message and to express a universal human emotional experience based on life’s differing challenges and journeys. The series covers; Love, Death, Darkness, Spirit, Empaths and Twin flame poetry. The authors decided to share their years of writing when they encountered what seemed to be different emotional responses from those reading or listening to the poetry. Many of the poems have been read at funerals and gatherings and have provided comfort and understanding to those needing it the most. Inspiration and connectedness to those that spiritually guide us is what the authors wish for the reader to experience, to delve into the deeper meaning behind the divine words to find comfort, validity, expression and universal connection.

Organic Love

Organic Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Higgins
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1662410247
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Organic Love by Lisa Higgins Summary

Till now, there has been no key to revealing the magic within the realms of our own hearts. Organic Love ushers us into the realization of our natural powers and intuitive authority with the presence of our original in-born love. Within this presence of our organic love is all possibilities of greater and greater consciousness and greater and greater versions of ourselves to its unlimited genius. This illumination of our inherent deity of our organic love is our peaceful revolution to our abilities, powers, and freedom we have yet to even imagine. Come, adventure into the tribune of our organic love and the many possibilities it may offer.

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Suzanne Juhasz,Cristanne Miller
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317205278
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Emily Dickinson by Suzanne Juhasz,Cristanne Miller Summary

The focus of this title, first published in 1989, begins with Dickinson’s poems themselves and the ways in which we read them. There are three readings for each of the six poems under consideration that are both complementary and provocative. The selected poems show Dickinson speaking of herself in increasingly wider relationships – to love, the outside world, death and eternity – and are grouped together to reveal her overlapping attitudes and feelings. Other topics discussed range from general epistemological and critical considerations to the poet’s self-identification and the process of reading her poetry as a feminist critic. This title will be of interest to students of literature.

Suburban 100

Suburban 100 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Weller
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409022641
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REVISED, UPDATED AND WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY PAUL ABBOTT This edition of Suburban 100 includes new lyrics from the critically acclaimed albums, 22 Dreams and Wake Up the Nation, which has been nominated for the Mercury Music Award. Paul Weller first burst onto the national music scene with The Jam in 1977 and was quickly marked apart from his contemporaries as a brilliant lyricist. In a writing career that has now spanned three decades, his songs have been acclaimed, imitated and loved by many. Suburban 100 - the first selection of Paul Weller's lyrics - draws on songs written for The Jam, The Style Council and solo releases that, together, tell stories of life and love, rage and romance. The youthful frustrations of small-town life that fuelled Weller's early writing is palpable, as is the angry but poignant response to Thatcher's Britain. His lyrics, rooted in English suburban culture, explore the hopes, dreams and crashing disappointments of ordinary people. They also revel in the mystical beauty of the English country landscape and repeatedly revisit dreamlike childhood summers. For the first time Paul Weller shares his reflections on his lyrics, offering candid insights to his writing process and the inspiration behind some of pop music's best loved songs. Suburban 100 reveals aspects of a famously private man.

Touched By Angels

Touched By Angels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eileen Elias Freeman
Editor: Hachette+ORM
ISBN: 0759522065
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The founder of The AngelWatch Foundation shares true stories of angelic encounters in this inspirational, national bestselling book. Eileen Elias Freeman has both studied and encountered angels in her life. Guided by her own guardian angel, she started The AngelWatch Foundation in order to educate others about the existence of angels and their activity in today’s world. She soon discovered countless stories of angels performing miracles and changing the course of people’s lives for the better. To anyone who has had such an experience in their lives, it is clear that the ancient servants of God and humanity have a mission to help us grow in wisdom and love. In Touched by Angels Freeman shares her knowledge and personal stories of angels as well as many other people’s inspiring accounts of true angelic encounters.

Enchantments of Modernity

Enchantments of Modernity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Saurabh Dube
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1000159418
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Enchantments of Modernity by Saurabh Dube Summary

The notion of modernity hinges on a break with the past, such as superstitions, medieval worlds, and hierarchical traditions. It follows that modernity suggests the disenchantment of the world, yet the processes of modernity also create their own enchantments in the mapping and making of the modern world. Straddling a range of disciplines and perspectives, the essays in this edited volume eschew programmatic solutions, focusing instead in new ways on subjects of slavery and memory, global transformations and vernacular and vernacular modernity, imperial imperatives and nationalist knowledge, cosmopolitan politics and liberal democracy, and governmental effects and everyday affects. It is in these ways that the volume attempts to unravel the enchantments of modernity, in order to approach anew modernity's constitutive terms, formative limits, and particular possibilities.

Touched by the Truth

Touched by the Truth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Johnny Hunt
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400215846
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Touched by the Truth by Johnny Hunt Summary

The latest addition to the Johnny Hunt MyDaily year-long devotionals, Touched by the Truth continues the beloved series with more than fifty trusted pastors inviting us to discover anew the eternal value of Scripture. You will discover blessing upon blessing as you read the daily devotions and prayers from church leaders around the country in Touched by the Truth. Each contributor offers a week's worth of devotions that include a Scripture reading, a reflection, and a prayer. Start your devotional journey any time of the year since the weeks are numbered but not dated. Every day you learn more about Jesus—the Way and the Truth—you will discover more of what it means live a life with God. Touched by the Truth invites you to find the comfort and contentment that comes from walking God's way, every day.

Awake in the Wild

Awake in the Wild Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Coleman
Editor: New World Library
ISBN: 1577317149
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“Nature deficit disorder” has become an increasingly challenging problem in our hypermodern world. In Awake in the Wild, Mark Coleman shows seekers how to remedy this widespread malady by reconnecting with nature through Buddhism. Each short (two to three pages) chapter includes a concrete nature meditation relating to such topics as Attuning to the Natural World, Reflecting the Rhythms of Nature, Walking with Compassion, Releasing the Inner Noise, Freeing the Animal Within, Coming into the Peace of Wild Things, Weathering the Storms of Life, and more. Incorporating anecdotes from the author’s many nature retreats, Buddhist wisdom and teachings, important nature writings by others, and nature itself, the book invites readers to participate in, not just observe, nature; develop a loving connection with the earth as a form of environmental activism; decrease urban alienation through experiencing nature; embody nature’s peaceful presence; and connect with ancient spiritual wisdom through nature meditations.

Nature's Whispers

Nature's Whispers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah Clarke,Tom Mandeville,Ben Mandeveille-Clarke
Editor: Brolga Publishing
ISBN: 0909608105
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Nature's Whispers by Deborah Clarke,Tom Mandeville,Ben Mandeveille-Clarke Summary

Nature is full of wisdom. Tapping into this can be as simple as stepping into a garden - observing, listening and feeling. Nature's Whispers encourages us to do just that. Through delightful descriptions and visuals, this book reveals how connecting to nature can be a way to peace, joy, creativity and more. The affirmations supporting this intention are powerful and uplifting. Let Nature's Whispers be your inspirational companion.

Your Inner Mammal: How to Meet Your Real Emotional Needs and Become Stronger-for Self and Others

Your Inner Mammal: How to Meet Your Real Emotional Needs and Become Stronger-for Self and Others Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ron Neff, Ph.D
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
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Your Inner Mammal: How to Meet Your Real Emotional Needs and Become Stronger-for Self and Others by Ron Neff, Ph.D Summary

Your Inner Mammal takes on anxiety, anger and depression -- the major emotional maladies that afflict us in the cold, impersonal and threatening modern world. To do that, Dr. Neff builds on the concept of “your inner child.” That concept has served us well in mental health for many years. If you are still a child – and a lucky one -- someone else may meet your emotional needs. But not if you are an adult. Your lover doesn’t want to love you as a needy child. They want – and need – a competent adult. In short, the inner child concept tells you to attend to your own emotional needs. Your Inner Mammal tells you a lot more. It tells you what those needs are. And it provides chapter after chapter of tools to meet those needs – including chapters entitled, ” The Importance of Being Calm,” “Your Angry Mammal,” “Your Inner Playmate,” “ Your Inner Dancer, ” “Getting In Touch,” and “You Are Part of Nature – Embrace It. ”

Environmental Arts Therapy

Environmental Arts Therapy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Siddons Heginworth,Gary Nash
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429794657
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Environmental Arts Therapy: The Wild Frontiers of the Heart describes what happens when we take the creative arts therapies and the people whom we work with out of doors in order to provide safe, structured and accompanied creative therapeutic healing experiences. The theoretical themes are developed along with illustrated examples of clinical practice across a variety of settings and locations. The work is introduced and co-edited by a pioneer in the field, Ian Siddons Heginworth, who describes the emergence of environmental arts therapy and its growth across the British Isles supported through the training course based in London. The following 12 chapters are written by contributing authors and creative arts therapy practitioners working with children, adults and elders in schools, adult mental health and private practice in Britain and Europe. A central focus of the book is the clinical populations and settings in which clinicians work, and it also describes the health benefits as well as the challenges faced when working out of doors. This is a book about the emergence of a new creative therapy modality in the British Isles. It shows the value of working with the natural cycles and seasons, using an integrative arts approach including dramatic enactment, role-play, poetry, art-making with natural materials, storytelling, and the use of bodywork through movement, sound, rhythm and the voice, all held and reflected by our encounters with and in nature. It is about our relationship with nature, creativity and therapeutic healing and is written for trainers, trainees and practitioners in the creative arts, psychotherapy and ecotherapy.

How to Live to Be 100 Years Old

How to Live to Be 100 Years Old Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Garry Gordon
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504315928
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How to Live to Be 100 Years Old by Garry Gordon Summary

Nine thousand feet above sea level, breathing air stirred up from Mt. Everest, live the Hunza people. They may be poor in material wealth, but they are rich in spirit. They have abundant health, happiness, peace of mind deep in their spirit, physical stamina, the wisdom to really take care of their family, and the ability to live to be 100 years old. For more than twenty years, author Garry Gordon has studied the Hunza, and other groups of people, seeking to unravel the secret to longevity. In How to Live to be 100 Years Old, he reveals what he has learned about caring for the human mind, body, and spirit. Gordon shares the secrets for living a disease-free life and how to find more happiness, joy, love, energy, peace, and prosperity. Through ten simple principles, he gives advice for how to let go of the old habits, eat healthier meals, and exercise more. How to Live to be 100 Years Old helps you gain a stronger, positive attitude and embrace courage while letting go of your fears, showing how you can transform your life by changing your habits.

When Greeks think about Turks

When Greeks think about Turks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317997492
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When Greeks think about Turks by Dimitrios Theodossopoulos Summary

Drawing upon anthropological studies that document culturally specific ways of perceiving ethic Others in Greece and Cyprus, this book explores the cultural boundaries of the categories ‘Greek’ and ‘Turk’, and compares views on what it means to be one of these ethnic groups or both. The contributors examine the opinions of diverse social groups, such as ordinary middle-class citizens, intellectuals, army officers, children, villagers, refugees from Asia Minor, and Greek-and-Turkisj-Cypriots. They also investigate the local attitudes to international politics and highlight the contextual – as opposed to immutable and essentialist – meaning of evaluations about nations, such as Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, and their citizens. When Greeks think about Turks carefully unpacks the cultural meaning of popular metaphors, stereotypes and versions of history as these are articulated in the context of discussions about the Turks in Greece. It sets the template for understanding how local perceptions of resemblance and difference provide a conceptual framework for defining and negotiating ethnic identity at the local, national and international level. It sheds valuable light on the politics of identity-making and the constitution of nationalism in Greece and Cyprus. This book was previously published as a special issue of South European Society and Politics.

Phenomenology and the Arts: Logos and Aisthesis

Phenomenology and the Arts: Logos and Aisthesis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kwok-Ying Lau,Thomas Nenon
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030308669
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Phenomenology and the Arts: Logos and Aisthesis by Kwok-Ying Lau,Thomas Nenon Summary

This volume examines the great varieties of artistic experience from first hand phenomenological descriptions. It features detailed and concrete analyses which provides readers with in-depth insights into each specific domain of artistic experience. Coverage includes phenomenological elucidation of the aesthetic attitude, the power of imagination, and the logic of sensibility. The essays also detail concrete phenomenological analyses of aesthetic experiences in poetry, painting, photography, drama, architecture, and urban aesthetics. The book contains essays from "Logos and Aisthesis: Phenomenology and the Arts," an international conference held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It brings together a team of top scholars from both the East and the West and offers readers a global perspective on this interesting topic. These innovative, yet accessible, essays, will benefit students and researchers in philosophy, aesthetics, the arts, and the humanities. They will also be of interest to specialists in phenomenology.


Theosemiotic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael L. Raposa
Editor: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 0823289532
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In Theosemiotic, Michael Raposa uses Charles Peirce’s semiotic theory to rethink certain issues in contemporary philosophical theology and the philosophy of religion. He first sketches a history that links Peirce’s thought to that of earlier figures (both within the tradition of American religious thought and beyond), as well as to other classical pragmatists and to later thinkers and developments. Drawing on Peirce’s ideas, Raposa develops a semiotic conception of persons/selves emphasizing the role that acts of attention play in shaping human inferences and perception. His central Peircean presuppositions are that all human experience takes the form of semiosis and that the universe is “perfused” with signs. Religious meaning emerges out of a process of continually reading and re-reading certain signs. Theology is explored here in its manifestations as inquiry, therapy, and praxis. By drawing on both Peirce’s logic of vagueness and his logic of relations, Raposa makes sense out of how we talk about God as personal, and also how we understand the character of genuine communities. An investigation of what Peirce meant by “musement” illuminates the nature and purpose of prayer. Theosemiotic is portrayed as a form of religious naturalism, broadly conceived. At the same time, the potential links between any philosophical theology conceived as theosemiotic and liberation theology are exposed.

Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd

Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Lavery,Clare Finburgh Delijani
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472513207
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Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd by Carl Lavery,Clare Finburgh Delijani Summary

Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd is an innovative collection of essays, written by leading scholars in the fields of theatre, performance and eco-criticism, which reconfigures absurdist theatre through the optics of ecology and environment. As well as offering strikingly new interpretations of the work of canonical playwrights such as Beckett, Genet, Ionesco, Adamov, Albee, Kafka, Pinter, Shepard and Churchill, the book playfully mimics the structure of Martin Esslin's classic text The Theatre of the Absurd, which is commonly recognised as one of the most important scholarly publications of the 20th century. By reading absurdist drama, for the first time, as an emergent form of ecological theatre, Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd interrogates afresh the very meaning of absurdism for 21st-century audiences, while at the same time making a significant contribution to the development of theatre and performance studies as a whole. The collection's interdisciplinary approach, accessibility, and ecological focus will appeal to students and academics in a number of different fields, including theatre, performance, English, French, geography and philosophy. It will also have a major impact on the new cross disciplinary paradigm of eco-criticism.

Accountability, Philosophy and the Natural Environment

Accountability, Philosophy and the Natural Environment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Glen Lehman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000294099
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Using a philosophical and interdisciplinary approach, this book looks at how accountability can provide solutions to our current environmental and global political problems. When a social system has external elements imposed upon it, or presented to it, political problems are likely to emerge. This book demonstrates that what is needed are connecting social elements with a natural affinity to bring people together despite their differences. This book is different from others in the field. It provides new insights by critiquing the extant understandings of accountability and expands the possibilities by building on Charles Taylor’s philosophies. Central to the argument of the book are perspectives on authenticity and expressivism which are found to provide a radical reworking of our understanding of being in the world, and a starting point for rethinking the way individuals and communities ought to be dealing politically with accountability and ecological crises. The argument builds to an accountability perspective that utilises work from interpretivism, liberalism, and postmodern theory. The book will be of interest to researchers in environmental philosophy, critical perspectives on accounting, corporate governance, corporate social reporting, and environmental accounting.

Art and Future

Art and Future Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Stupples,Jane Venis
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527509532
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Art and Future by Peter Stupples,Jane Venis Summary

This selection of essays examines the future of art in a changing world. In particular, contributors discuss the agency of art in conditions of ecological threats to the natural world, to climate change and the effects of globalisation, neoliberal economics and mass tourism. Following the lead of Chicago-based Frances Whitehead, whose essay is a key text, some contributors take positions on working with local government agencies to embed art-thinking within development projects, going back to the art-thinking at the centre of Kazimir Malevich’s work in Vitebsk one hundred years ago in Russia. Other papers highlight small-scale art interventions that bring ecological issues to public notice and suggest positive responses, whilst others discuss large-scale problems brought about by the social, economic and laissez-faire history of the emerging Anthropocene with possible dystopic outcomes.

Indigenous Australia and the Unfinished Business of Theology

Indigenous Australia and the Unfinished Business of Theology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Havea
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137426675
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Indigenous Australia and the Unfinished Business of Theology by J. Havea Summary

This book engages a complex subject that mainline theologies avoid, Indigenous Australia. The heritages, wisdoms and dreams of Indigenous Australians are tormented by the discriminating mindsets and colonialist practices of non-Indigenous peoples. This book gives special attention to the torments due to the arrival and development of the church.

Ethics of Place, An

Ethics of Place, An Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mick Smith
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791490890
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Ethics of Place, An by Mick Smith Summary

Adopts ecological theory to critique, confront, and suggest solutions for contemporary cultural problems. Mick Smith links together the concepts of the ecological self and an environmental ethos--an ethics of place--as a way to re-engage the moral concerns of radical ecological theories. Best understood as an ethical critique of modernity, radical ecological theory challenges and extends the problematic moral framework now used within the disciplines of philosophy and the social sciences. Remaining true to the spirit of radical ecology, Smith engages with current debates about the status of moral values and theories, the social construction of nature, deep ecology, and non-violent direct action in a manner that is broadly interdisciplinary, original, and compelling.

From Suffering to Peace

From Suffering to Peace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Coleman
Editor: New World Library
ISBN: 1608686043
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From Suffering to Peace by Mark Coleman Summary

Like yoga before it, mindfulness is now flourishing in every sector of society. It is a buzzword in everything from medicine to the military. Mark Coleman, who has studied and taught mindfulness meditation for decades, draws on his knowledge to not only clarify what mindfulness truly means but also reveal the depth and potential of this ancient discipline. Weaving together contemporary applications with practices in use for millennia, his approach empowers us to engage with and transform the inevitable stress and pain of life, so we can discover genuine peace — in the body, heart, mind, and wider world. While profound and multilayered, the mindfulness teachings Coleman shares have proved effective in a wide variety of settings. From Suffering to Peace will help readers of all kinds access and benefit from the “true promise of mindfulness.”

Challenges of Anglophone Language(s), Literatures and Cultures

Challenges of Anglophone Language(s), Literatures and Cultures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alena Kačmárová
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443861472
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Challenges of Anglophone Language(s), Literatures and Cultures by Alena Kačmárová Summary

This book explores scholarly challenges within the fields of Anglophone language, literature, and culture. The section focusing on language details issues falling within two areas: namely, language contact and the language-culture relationship, and stylistic and syntactic perspectives on the English language. The literature part investigates twentieth-century American, English, and Australian literature, dealing with both poetry and prose and discussing topics of identity, gender, metafiction, postmodern conditions, and other relevant theoretical issues in contemporary literature. The culture part treats theoretical approaches in cultural studies that are vital in today’s cultural context, especially in Central European universities, the Irish language and culture, and contemporary cultural phenomena inspired by the growing ubiquity of technological intrusions into various fields of cultural production.

Political Ecology

Political Ecology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Bell,Leesa Fawcett,Roger Keil,Peter Penz
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ISBN: 1134670915
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Political Ecology addresses environmental issues which Innis was concerned with, from a contemporary, political economy perspective. They explore a wide range of themes and issues including: * sustainability * risk and regulation * population growth * planetary management * impact of humanity on environment * role of technology and communication. Case studies provide further insight into issues such as industrial racism, women and development and collective action by highlighting ethical and political questions and providing critical insights into the issues and debates in political ecology.

Plants That Speak, Souls That Sing

Plants That Speak, Souls That Sing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fay Johnstone
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1844097617
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Engage with the intelligence of nature to discover your unique role and deepen your spiritual path on Earth • Presents practical ways to rekindle your connection with nature and open up to plant consciousness as a way to enrich your spiritual path • Offers guidance on how to meet plant allies with wisdom teachings specific to you and your path • Provides over 40 exercises, including shamanic journeys, as well as links to digital downloads for a shamanic drumming track and guided meditations As our lives become more absorbed in screen time rather than the great outdoors, it feels essential to open up our senses again to the riches of nature, reestablishing our connection with the heartbeat of the Earth. In this book, Fay Johnstone provides a road map for bridging the gap between plants and people, allowing our sacred relationship with the Green Kingdom to be restored. Fay shows how to confidently meet, explore, and build relationships with key plant allies to enjoy a more balanced connection with yourself and your environment. Sharing her passion for the plant world, she provides a practical guide to rekindling your connection with nature, opening up to plant consciousness as a way to enrich your path and weave the enchantment of nature back into your own life. She includes more than 40 simple, practical exercises and meditations to guide you on a heart-centered journey of transformation and commune with the environment, the seasons, the cycles of the moon, and the Earth Heart. Addressing plants as conscious beings we meet their spirit, while at the same time aligning with our own true nature and sense of purpose as a creature of this Earth. The book also introduces the shamanic practice of plant spirit healing, emphasizing that ceremony begins at home with our local plants, rather than with the famous plant healers of the Amazon. Guided meditations and shamanic journeys enable a deeper exploration and interaction with the spirit of plants for healing and support. The author offers practical advice on how to initiate a conversation with plants and meet a plant ally with wisdom teachings specific to you and your path. Whether you explore your back garden, office plants, or morning cup of tea, Fay reveals how to introduce the magic of plants into your daily routine and appreciate the important role plants play. Reaching out to interact with nature is a step forward not only on your personal journey to wholeness but also toward healing our Earth.

Earth Wisdom

Earth Wisdom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Glennie Kindred
Editor: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1848506856
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This beautiful and inspirational guidebook from Glennie Kindred teaches us how to work with the natural cycles of the year. Comprehensive and accessible, it is an invaluable source of information for anyone wanting to learn more about tree lore, Celtic festivals, the five elements, Moon energies or simply how to make a deeper connection with the Earth. Our relationship to the Earth has changed. We have become more aware of how our actions can affect the balance of Nature. Earth Wisdom is a potent reminder to appreciate the natural vitality, unity and intelligence of all life. It includes imaginative ways to experience the seasonal cycles and ways to heal and develop our relationship with the Earth, the trees and the plants through practical and heart-centred interaction. This book inspires us to restore our own connections to the Earth, encouraging us to follow our own personal spirituality and intuitive wisdom. In so doing, it increases our potential for creating positive change in our lives and in the world!

Ecocritical Shakespeare

Ecocritical Shakespeare Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lynne Bruckner,Dan Brayton
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ISBN: 1317146441
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Can reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare contribute to the health of the planet? To what degree are Shakespeare's plays anthropocentric or ecocentric? What is the connection between the literary and the real when it comes to ecological conduct? This collection, engages with these pressing questions surrounding ecocritical Shakespeare, in order to provide a better understanding of where and how ecocritical readings should be situated. The volume combines multiple critical perspectives, juxtaposing historicism and presentism, as well as considering ecofeminism and pedagogy; and addresses such topics as early modern flora and fauna, and the neglected areas of early modern marine ecology and oceanography. Concluding with an assessment of the challenges-and necessities-of teaching Shakespeare ecocritically, Ecocritical Shakespeare not only broadens the implications of ecocriticism in early modern studies, but represents an important contribution to this growing field.

Last Child in the Woods

Last Child in the Woods Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Louv
Editor: Algonquin Books
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The Book That Launched an International Movement “An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe “It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth grader. But it’s not only computers, television, and video games that are keeping kids inside. It’s also their parents’ fears of traffic, strangers, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus; their schools’ emphasis on more and more homework; their structured schedules; and their lack of access to natural areas. Local governments, neighborhood associations, and even organizations devoted to the outdoors are placing legal and regulatory constraints on many wild spaces, sometimes making natural play a crime. As children’s connections to nature diminish and the social, psychological, and spiritual implications become apparent, new research shows that nature can offer powerful therapy for such maladies as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that childhood experiences in nature stimulate creativity. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv talks with parents, children, teachers, scientists, religious leaders, child-development researchers, and environmentalists who recognize the threat and offer solutions. Louv shows us an alternative future, one in which parents help their kids experience the natural world more deeply—and find the joy of family connectedness in the process. Now includes A Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad Richard Louv's new book, Our Wild Calling, is available now.

The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism

The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donald A. Crosby,Jerome A. Stone
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Ecological crisis is being widely discussed in society today and therefore, the subject of religious naturalism has emerged as a major topic in religion. The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising thirty-four chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into seven parts: • Varieties of religious naturalism and its relations to other outlooks • Some earlier religious naturalists • Pantheism, materialism, and the value-ladenness of nature • Ecology, humans, and politics in naturalistic perspective • Religious naturalism and traditional religions • Putting religious naturalism into practice • Critical discussions of religious naturalism. Within these sections central issues, debates, and problems are examined, including: defining religious naturalism; religious underpinnings of ecology; natural piety; the religious-aesthetic; ecstatic naturalism as deep pantheism; spiritual ecology; African-American religious naturalism; Christian religious naturalism; Dao and water; Confucianism; environmental action; and practices in religious naturalism. The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, theology, and philosophy. The Handbook will also be useful for those in related fields, such as environmental ethics and ecology.

Wild by Nature

Wild by Nature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Marquis
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250081998
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One woman 10,000 miles on foot 6 countries 8 pairs of hiking boots 3,000 cups of tea 1,000 days and nights "The only way to survive three years of walking was to embrace the moment of now.”—from Wild by Nature Not since Cheryl Strayed gifted us with her adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail in her memoir, Wild, has there been such a powerful epic adventure by a woman alone. In Wild by Nature, National Geographic Explorer Sarah Marquis takes you on the trail of her ten-thousand-mile solo hike across the remote Gobi desert from Siberia to Thailand, at which point she was transported by boat to complete the hike at her favorite tree in Australia. Against nearly insurmountable odds and relying on hunting and her own wits, Sarah Marquis survived the Mafia, drug dealers, thieves on horseback who harassed her tent every night for weeks, temperatures from subzero to scorching, life-threatening wildlife, a dengue fever delirium in the Laos jungle, tropic ringworm in northern Thailand, dehydration, and a life-threatening abscess. This is an incredible story of adventure, human ingenuity, persistence, and resilience that shows firsthand what it is to adventure as a woman in the most dangerous of circumstance, what it is to be truly alone in the wild, and why someone would challenge themselves with an expedition others would call crazy. For Marquis, her story is about freedom, being alive and wild by nature.