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Unimaginable hardship and pain on a daily basis … unremittingly, with no ‘happily ever after’ in sight. Each one of the stories in this book will hit you like a punch in the gut. If you think that life has handed you lemons and you’re ready to pack it in, read just one story from this collection—any story—and you will soon realise that there is a Light that will shine into even the darkest of nights. Painstakingly compiled by the Hat Muoi team over the course of many years, Out of the Dark Night is the result of the belief that there are many precious lessons to be learnt in adversity. And the great news is that each of us has equal access to the Source of help and healing.
Argues that philosophical reflection today must include the findings of depth psychology and the critical study of non-ordinary states of consciousness. Combining philosophical reflections with deep self-exploration to delve into the ancient mystery of death and rebirth, this book emphasizes collective rather than individual transformation. Drawing upon twenty years of experience working with nonordinary states, Bache argues that when the deep psyche is hyper-stimulated using Stanislav Grof's powerful therapeutic methods, the healing that results sometimes extends beyond the individual to the collective unconscious of humanity itself. Dark Night, Early Dawn is the most important book I have read in recent years. Whenever I present a brief summary of its major ideas, either to students in my graduate classes or to general audiences, it unfailingly arouses intense interest. I believe Bache's work evokes this response because he has articulated, with superb clarity, rigor, and depth of insight, a radically expanded perspective on the deeper nature of individual human experience, a perspective that many have been gradually intuiting but had not yet been able clearly to formulate. "With moving honesty and a rare lack of inflation, Bache has brought forth a conception of the human psyche that intimately reconnects the personal ordeals and awakenings of the individual to the larger collective suffering and spiritual transformation of the entire human species, at this most crucial of historical thresholds. This is a book to read soon and to integrate carefully." -- Richard Tarnas, author of The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View "This very important contribution to transpersonal psychology, I know very few books that represent such a unique balance of critical thinking and deep personal experience. The author's extensive knowledge of philosophical, religious, and psychological literature makes it possible for him to provide solid grounding for the profound insights from his nonordinary states of consciousness. Brings unusual clarity into several important problem areas and represents an important step toward an integration and synthesis of the observations and experiences involved. Christopher Bache is one of the most creative and imaginative thinkers in the transpersonal field." -- Stanislav Grof, author of The Cosmic Game: Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness and Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy Christopher M. Bache is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University. He is the author of Lifecycles: Reincarnation and the Web of Life.
The dark night of soul” is the continuation of “The seer”. The main character returned to a mountain in search of answers for a troubled period of its life, moments who forgot of God, of its principles, losing itself in sins. In the mountain, “The seer” had contact with two “great beings”, who guided him to knowledge. This book is a passage full of dangers, pirates, a great adventure in the sea, bringing us reflections and questionings, for which we wonder: Would be possible that a criminal recovers, and, really would find the peace for its crimes? He would find forgiveness in itself? He would find the happiness? Or would be only an illusion? PUBLISHER: TEKTIME
A Dark Night’s Work turns on concealed crime and a false accusation of murder. The secret goes unknown for about 15 years until the body is dug up during the construction of a railroad... The manslaughter and resulting misery for those involved is used by Gaskell to illustrate the effects of dishonesty and bad living, and the torment of conscience.
He lurks in shadows and mystery at Camp Shifter, coming out only during DarkNight, the wild, bacchanalian free-for-all where anything goes. Anything. No one has seen him in the daylight, no one knows where he lives, no one knows his name–and the shifter nicknamed DarkLover by women, DarkDude by men, will do anything to keep it that way. Andie Cumbington has been waiting her whole life for The Letter. One of the few shifters who is ecstatic about her newfound status, the chestnut-haired ballerina bear shifter arrives for her month at Camp Shifter with unbridled excitement. On her first DarkNight, she finds wild passion and–to her surprise–so much more, with a stranger who touches her heart as much as he lights up her body. And then he’s gone, back into the shadows, hidden. Exactly where he wants to be. Craving his touch with an insatiable desire, Andie can’t let go. She always wanted the roll in the hay, but she never imagined the passion would be so intense. Fate drives her to find love. Then a simple errand turns into mortal danger for Andie, and an impossible choice as DarkLover must overcome his biggest fear in order to save the woman he loves. But will it be too late? ----- Welcome to Camp Shifter, where you’re about to change… in more ways than one.
St John of the Cross was a 16th century Spanish mystic who wanted to reform Catholicism and encourage the integration of meditative practices by its followers. Because of this, he was locked up by other monks and during his imprisonment he wrote one of the world's most famous spiritual poems Dark Night of the Soul. After his escape, he then wrote a commentary to the poem to explain how to deal with any period when one feels completely cut off from God, and totally uninspired by anything. This is the first time the poem and its commentary have been translated by anyone outside the Catholic Church, and the language is exceptionally contemporary and relevant to our everyday concerns, no matter whether the reader is a Catholic, Buddhist or Muslim - or just having a hard time.
It is precisely 3:00 a.m. Detective Toni Rome's cell chirps, waking her from a recurring nightmare. "I've been bad again, Detective," the voice on the other end tells her. It is the voice of the Rosary Reaper, christened so by Toronto's media and members of the force. At each crime scene, a black rosary is found around the throats of his victims. It is the fourth call she has received in the past month, and as always, a brutalized body waits to be discovered. No trace and no clues other than the early hour whispers and the bloody taunts Catch me, carved into the victim's torsos. With a grandmother deep in the clutches of dementia to care for and a reawakened passion for the man who has just moved in next door, Toni and her partner Detective Sid Tillman find themselves pitted against a ruthless killer. A mind gone wrong. A vendetta long overdue. * You, my darlings, are my confidants, my audience, spying while I exact my vengeance. Together we will wait in the woods, scheming, planning. Our hands are treacherous, glorious, guilty weapons. And so the vine ripens. Each of its sacrosanct thorns exacting another prick of blood owed. I am a master of disguise. I am wealthy beyond your imagination. I am thirty-four and will not celebrate my thirty-fifth birthday. My name is Nathan. I am a killer.