Marlene Rudginsky, creator of The Flower Speaks healing and meditation cards, presents a clear and thoughtful companion guide to her 52-card deck. Through discussions of symbolism, reflections on Nature, and real-life applications, Rudginsky describes a wonderful spiritual system of self-knowledge that will appeal to those who connect deeply with the gifts of the Earth.
Heaven and Earth are full of Thee Heaven and Earth are praising Thee O Lord most high! God speaks to us in many ways. He continually sends His messages to us through the lovely flowers. Flowers make it easy for us to listen to God, because of their quietness. We will only hear Him if we open our eyes and see, open our hearts and listen. O let me hear the speaking In accent clear and still, Above the storms of passion, The murmurs of self-will, O speak to reassure me, To hasten or control, O speak and make me listen, Thou guardian of my soul. Amen.
How the Flowers Assist in the Expansion of our Consciousness
Author: Elizabeth M. Patric
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Flowerspeak offers unique wisdom about the world of flowers and how their spiritual and medicinal properties can serve each of us. This book provides a beautiful perspective on our deep connection to the earth. A wonderful read. Marci Shimoff (#1 NY Times Best Selling Author of Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason, and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul). Flowerspeak shares the role of flowers for your healing and for the evolution of your unique soul destiny path. You will learn through inquiry and ritual, how to connect more fully with your natural surroundings, to co-create with non-physical nature beings to make your own flower preparations, and to listen to the flowers and their "speak," through their subtle promptings and language.
In the 1920s, the physician and homeopath Dr Edward Bach made his great discovery of the healing effects of various flower essences, which resulted in thirty-eight 'flower remedies'. Bach described them as 'bringing courage to the fearful, peace to the anguished, and strength to the weak', but the therapeutic effects of the remedies go beyond emotional states. They are equally effective in the treatment of physical disorders. Julian Barnard describes how Bach made his discoveries. He examines the living qualities of the plants in their context, and looks at how the remedies are actually produced. The result is remarkable. Barnard recounts his observations so that readers can experience for themselves the complex ways in which the remedy plants grow -- their gestures and qualities, ecology, botany, and behaviour.
Essays analysing the decline of Aldous Huxley as a novelist have become a commonplace of literary criticism over the past two decades, yet he continues to be read and few writers equal his ability to make moral concepts exciting, to animate ideas and clothe them with life and vitality. In this study of the nine major novels, from Crome Yellow (1921) to Island (1962), Mr Bowering offers a positive evaluation Huxley's achievements as a novelist of ideas, as the moralist of a scientific age, and as an ironist worthy to be compared with Swift. He shows how the conflicting claims of morality and art must be judged in relation to Huxley's work as a whole and to this search for a way of life which would 'fit all the facts of experience'. All the principle novels require some knowledge of Huxley's source materials to be adequately understood and Mr Bowering is particularly informative on this score. His discussion indeed attempts to set the novels in the widest possible area of reference.
The stories of ten women healers form the core of this provocative journey into cultural healing methods utilized by women. In a truly grass-roots project, the authors take the reader along to listen to the voices of Native American medicine women, Southwest Hispanic curanderas, and women physicians as they describe their healing paths. This book will fascinate anyone interested in the relationship between illness and healing-medical practitioners and historians, patients, anthropologists, feminists, psychologists, psychiatrists, theologians, sociologists, folklorists, and others who seek understanding about our relationship to the forces of both illness and healing.
Victoria Jones kennt von Geburt an nur Waisenhäuser und Pflegefamilien. Wie ein Gegenstand wurde sie von einer Bleibe zur nächsten weitergereicht. Schon als Kind hat sie sich deshalb zu einer wortkargen, menschenscheuen Kratzbürste entwickelt. Einzig für Blumen interessiert sie sich, und für deren Sprache, denn die hat sie von Elizabeth gelernt, dem einzigen Menschen, von dem sie je Liebe erfahren hat. Mit achtzehn Jahren ist Victoria obdachlos und ganz auf sich allein gestellt – bis sie einen Job in einem kleinen Blumenladen findet. Auf dem Markt der Blumenhändler lernt sie schließlich einen jungen Mann kennen. Erstaunt stellt sie fest, dass Grant ebenfalls die Sprache der Blumen versteht. Gegen ihren Willen keimt in Victoria nach langer Zeit wieder Hoffnung: auf Liebe, auf eine Familie, auf ein Zuhause ... Doch ihre Vergangenheit, ihre schmerzvollen Erinnerungen an Elizabeth holen sie immer wieder ein. Kann es Grant gelingen, sie trotzdem zu lieben – so unberechenbar, so verstockt, so verletzlich, wie sie ist?
A Mindful Way leads the reader through a comprehensive eight-week course towards self-realization and spiritual growth. Using innovative and creative teaching methods, Jeanie Seward-Magee draws on her own personal experience to show how three simple techniques — writing, breathing, and focusing — can transform one’s life. This humorous, compassionate book is full of practical, immediately useful advice, and speaks eloquently to those with little or no experience with either Buddhism or spirituality. The book’s foreword is by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Beautiful blossoms flourish in the front of the Floreria Roma-- but dangerous plans are blooming in the back room. Harry, an un-employed American newspaper reporter, comes to Mexico to have a good time. He wants to see the sights, play golf, go fishing, and hit the beach. His first night in Mexico City he has dinner with Rosa, a blue-eyed blonde Mexican girl, and he stumbles on a body in the back of the restaurant. From then on, he and Rosa are forced to fight for their lives, caught in the middle of a complex Cold War conspiracy to sabotage and eventually to take over Pemex, the government oil monopoly. Within days of arriving Harry has three job offers, including an offer from Rosa's boss at the Floreria Roma, and another for a part time job with United Press. When he visits the back room of the flower shop he discovers that the conspiracy goes well beyond the Pemex takeover and includes assassination and catastrophic global disorder.
Written as a kind of historical narrative in verse, the poems in this collection depict the coming of age and sexual awareness of the great Italian writer and film director, Pier Paolo Pasolini. The time of this story is World War II; the place is German-occupied northern Italy. Unlike his younger brother, Guido, who took up arms to fight in the resistance, Pasolini chose to help his mother set up a school for the boys too young to fight or be conscripted. The situation ignited an internal war for the young Pasolini that nearly eclipsed the historical moment: a battle within between his desire for boys and his Catholic faith and culture. In addition to the poems that juxtapose Pasolini’s struggle against the backdrop of political and cultural fascism, the book also includes a prologue and an epilogue that details the author’s pilgrimage to the site and her research into the time that shaped Pasolini as a man and as an artist.
You have a destiny to fulfill... The Flower of Consciousness holds the keys to awakening the hidden potential that lies within all of us. The Flower of Consciousness is well-grounded practical spirituality. Discover how to take back your power that you have given away by working in partnership with the Masters...be the cause and not the effect in your life. Learn the secrets of living the extra-ordinary life. Learn how to expand your consciousness to discover the higher planes of consciousness, the God-Worlds. You have work to do. You have your destiny to fulfill. You are to be an Overcomer. In The Flower of Consciousness Gary shows us how to create our own personal Golden Age of Spirituality even in today's uncertain and troubling world. This book gives hope and encouragement to take responsibility for our own unfoldment to open our Flower of Consciousness on our Journey of Awakening.
The Institutionalized Use of the Drug Qat in North Yemen
Author: J.G. Kennedy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
This book concerns the use of the drug qat in North Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic), a country lying on the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. However, because this substance is so interwoven into the fabric of society and culture, it is also necessarily about Yemen itself. The history and culture of South Arabia are still relatively unknown to the rest of the world, and the drug qat, so widely used there, is equally unknown. Thus, the material we present here should be of interest to all of those concerned with drug use, those who wish to understand more about Yemen and the Middle East, and to the Yemenis themselves. Another purpose is to develop some general understandings about sub stance uses and their effects which are less clouded by the mass hysteria and political considerations which often obscure drug issues in our own society. Examination of drug-use patterns in a country where millions of people are users on a regular basis, and where there has been familiarity with the drug for several hundred years, offers an opportunity to achieve perspectives not possible in countries with different attitudes and without such histories. I am not sanguine about the prospects of our abilities to learn from others or from the past, but I do not think we should abandon hope of doing so.
Károly Viski,Judith Márffy-Mantuano Hare Countess of Listowel