Tonight’s subject is “The Secret of Imagining.” In almost every particular (situation) is the world about us different from what we think it. Why, then, should we be so incredulous? Life calls on us to believe not less, but more. The Secret of Imagining is the greatest of all problems, to the solution of which every one should aspire, for supreme power, supreme wisdom, supreme delight lie in the solution of this mystery.
Unsigned binding design by Althea Gyles in gold on smooth dark blue cloth. Includes frontispiece and 6 b/w illustrations after John Butler Yeats (the author's father). A collection of 17 short stories blending Irish with Rosicrucian characters and themes. Gyles' masterpiece shows influences of both the Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist movements. The front cover design is the Tree of Life, with its roots entwined in the skeleton of a dead knight and its crown displaying three roses (echoing the central rose representing a 'rosy cross' at the tree's 'heart'), The tree is composed of Celtic interlace that culminates in an image of kissing lovers. The spine design is that of Lug's spear (symbol of desire) enwreathed with poppies and immersed in a bowl of sleeping potion. The design on the rear cover is of the alchemical rose, a rose-cross contained in a diamond-like configuration of pointed spears and a circle (a 'squared circle'). Second binding issue, on smooth rather than ribbed cloth with publisher "A.H. Bullen" at the base of the spine. There were thought to be approximately 1000 copies of this issue. Althea Gyles (1868-1949) was a gifted artist, designer and poet who studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. She met W. B. Yeats in 1891, and became, with Yeats, an adherent of the Order of the Golden Dawn, an organization devoted to the study and practice of the occult, metaphysics, and paranormal activities. Gyles' works in Symbolism derive from the cabalistic iconography of the Golden Dawn's second order of Rosae Rubeae et Aureae Crucis (the Ruby Rose and Cross of Gold). Her ability to use abstract means to express the truth as she saw it, makes her work one of the vanguards of Modernism. Gyles is best known for her binding designs for Yeats including The Secret Rose (1897), Poems (1899) and The Wind Among the Reeds (1899). -- Austin Abbey Rare Books.
An Unabridged Series to include: AWAKENED IMAGINATION - Who Is Your Imagination? - Sealed Instructions - Highways of the Inner World - The Pruning Shears of Revision - The Coin of Heaven - It Is Within - Creation Is Finished - The Apple of God's Eye - THE SEARCH - AT YOUR COMMAND - FEELING IS THE SECRET - Foreword - Law and Its Operation - Sleep - Prayer - Spirit-Feeling - FREEDOM FOR ALL - Foreword - The Oneness of God - The Name of God - The Law of Creation - The Secret of Feeling - The Sabbath - Healing - Desire, the Word of God - Faith - The Annunciation - OUT OF THIS WORLD - Thinking Fourth - Dimensionally - Assumptions Become Facts - Power of Imagination - No One to Change but Self - PRAYER, THE ART OF BELIEVING - Law of Reversibility - Dual - Nature of Consciousness - Imagination and Faith - Controlled - Reverie - Law of Thought Transmission - Good Tidings - The Greatest Prayer - SEEDTIME AND HARVEST - The End of a Golden String - The Four Mighty Ones - The Gift of Faith - The Scale of Being - The Game of Life - Time, Times, and an Half - Be Ye Wise as Serpents - The Water and the Blood - A Mystical View - THE LAW AND THE PROMISE - Foreword - The Law - Imagining Creates Reality - Dwell Therein - Turn the Wheel Backward - There Is No Fiction - Subtle Threads - Visionary Fancy - Moods - Through the Looking Glass - Enter Into - Things Which Do Not Appear - The Potter - Attitudes - All Trivia - The Creative Moment - The Promise - Four Mystical Experiences - THE POWER OF AWARENESS - I Am - Consciousness - Power of Assumption - Desire - The Truth That Sets You Free - Attention - Attitude - Renunciation - Preparing Your Place - Creation - Interference - Subjective Control - Acceptance - The Effortless Way - The Crown of the Mysteries - Personal Impotence - All Things Are Possible - Be Ye Doers - Essentials - Righteousness - Free Will - Persistence - Case Histories - Failure - Faith - Destiny - Reverence - YOUR FAITH IS YOUR FORTUNE - Before Abraham Was - You Shall Decree - The Principle of Truth - Whom Seek Ye? - Who Am I? - I Am He - Thy Will Be Done - No Other God - The Foundation Stone - To Him That Hath - Christmas - Crucifixion & Resurrection - The I'm-Pressions - Circumcision - Interval of Time - The Triune God - Prayer - The Twelve Disciples - Liquid Light - The Breath of Life - Daniel in the Lions' Den - Fishing - Be Ears That Hear - Clairvoyance - Synopsis - Commentary - Twenty-Third Psalm - Gethsemane - A Formula for Victory
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This exciting anthology presents a fresh perspective on the role that literature plays in our lives, shaping our feelings, thoughts and cultures. IMAGINING WORLDS encourages a variety of personal and analytic responses to literature and literary non-fiction with its thematic focus and its wide range of genres, cultures, disciplines, and assignments. Two introductory chapters on reading, journal writing, and writing as processes of discovery are followed by chapters on the four genres of literature that fully explain and illustrate the process of writing about literature within the context of student casebooks. Six thematic chapters provide a rich collection of readings and engaging writing topics.
In Dickens Imagining Himself the author applies biographical materials to analysis of art by examining the way elements in Dicken's life led his imagination to shape his novels. This is a study of how Dickens' self-perceptions guided the patterns of six created worlds at significant points in his life. Contents: What Sort of Consanguinity; Barnaby Rudge: Two Cheers for Maturity; Martin Chuzzlewit: Ambiguously Whittington; David Copperfield: Memory and the Flow of Time; Bleak House: Passing the Bog; Great Expectations: Defining Estella; Our Mutual Friend: Reborn with Galatea; Eclectic Affinities; Notes; Index.
Stephen Mulhall presents the first full-length philosophical study of the work of Stanley Cavell, best known for his highly influential contributions to the fields of film studies, Shakespearian literary criticism, and the confluence of psychoanalysis and literary theory. It is not properly appreciated that Cavell's project originated in his interpretation of Austin's and Wittgenstein's philosophical interest in the criteria governing ordinary language, and is given unity by an abiding concern with the nature and the varying cultural manifestations of the sceptical impulse in modernity. This book elucidates the essentially philosophical roots and trajectory of Cavell's work, traces its links with Romanticism and its recent turn towards a species of moral pefectionism associated with Thoreau and Emerson, and concludes with an assessment of its relations to liberal-democratic political theory, Christian religious thought, and feminist literary studies. It will be of interest to anyone concerned with the relationships between Anglo-American and Continental philosophy, and between philosophy and other disciplines in the humanities. 'an excellent presentation and discussion of [Cavell's] thought . . . very timely' Political Studies 'Learning to read Mulhall is both a suitable and a worthy first step to learning to read Cavell' British Journal of Aesthetics 'there can be no doubt as to the depth of Mulhall's knowledge of Cavell's writings or to his ability as an advocate. [The book] is also very well written. Mulhall's prose is capable of registering the fine grain in a subtle and elusive thinker and, while more conventional than Cavell's, is no less supple or eloquent.' Times Literary Supplement '[Mulhall's] explication is careful enough to explain the importance of Cavell's work, clarify the subtleties of Cavell's ideas, provide a complete overview of Cavell's thought, and show the coherence in Cavell's diverse writings . . .invaluable' Harvard Review
"This is an excellent study... a valuable asset for anyone teaching or studying political theory or political sociology." Network "Mark Neocleous offers a contemporary understanding of the modern state through the unusual medium of its body, mind and personality, and through the space it occupies in the social world. It's a work that not only draws upon our existing imagination of the state, but also feeds it." Professor Robert Fine *What is the connection between Ronald Reagan's bottom and the King's head? *Why are weather maps profoundly ideological? *How do corporations get away with murder? *Who are the scum of the earth? In this book Mark Neocleous explores such questions through a critique of what he describes as the statist political imaginary. Unpicking this imaginary while also avoiding traditional approaches to state power, the book examines the way that the state has been imagined in terms traditionally associated with human subjectivity: body, mind, personality and home. Around these themes and through an engagement with the work of a diverse range of writers, Neocleous weaves a set of arguments concerning the three icons of the political imagination - the political collective, the sovereign agency and the enemy figure. From these arguments he draws out some telling connections between the role of the state in fabricating order, the social and juridical power of capital, and the relation between fascism and bourgeois ideology.
In this innovative study, Professor Tahar Labib seeks to understand how the 'Other' is viewed in Arab culture, and vice versa. Imagining The Arab Other examines how Turks, Europeans, Christians and Iranians have been represented in the arts, opinions and cultures of the Arab world. Conversely, it also explores the intellectual representation of 'The Arab' in other cultures. It demonstrates the central role of the Catholic Church in ascribing to the Arab peoples a set of characteristics associated with the 'Other'. Labib places this survey in the context of theoretical debates, started by Edward Said's 'Orientalism', on the construction of 'Other'. With its diversity of perspectives, Imagining The Arab Other offers a new way of understanding of identity and cultural difference in the Middle East, one which goes beyond the Orientalist / Occidentalist paradigm.
A pictorial drama of the creation of Heaven and Earth based upon the awe-inspiring photo images from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. Author, Paul Hutchins uncovers a grand drama on a universal scale that has been playing out since the invention of the telescope. He poses the question, is this grand drama merely in response to an ancient invitation recorded in the Book of Isaiah? It states in Isaiah 40:26, ""Look up into the heavens."" Who created all the stars? Through the use of his imagination and the invention of the telescope, man has discovered a once secret doorway to a world beyond imagination. He has now, in this age of cutting edge technology developed flying space telescopes in his quest to know, how did we get here? What he has found has astounded him. Hutchins farther poses the question; if it took over 400 years of man’s imagination from when the telescope was invented, and countless other inventions including the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, to merely take photo images of the universe, then who’s imagination is responsible for the reality those photo images represent? As we peer through this doorway to the heavens and look upon these heavenly cosmic bodies, we find ourselves awed by their grandeur. The pressing question becomes too large to ignore. Who is responsible for all these things? Could it be that we are now peering into the mind of a supreme architect with an imagination far beyond that of mere mortals? Could we be peering into the mind of imagination supreme? Could it be that we have been brought to this point in history unbeknownst to ourselves and given this technology by the one who extended that ancient invitation recorded by Isaiah 2700 years ago?
"With the Columbian quincentennial have come a spate of books devoted to one or another aspect of the Italian mariner and his famous 1492 voyage. None, however, has taken the bold, creative approach of this new volume: to explore Columbus's "fifth voyage," the one depicted in hundreds of literary musings by writers worldwide over the past half-millennium." "Imagining Columbus: The Literary Voyage is Ilan Stavans's stunning contribution to the literature on Columbus. "My purpose," says Stavans, "is to revisit, to investigate, to play with the asymmetrical geometries of the admiral's literary adventures in the human imagination." Arguing that writers have portrayed Columbus in three ways - as prophet or messiah, as ambitious goldseeker, and as conventional, unremarkable man - Stavans examines a veritable treasure trove of poems, novels, short stories, dramas, and other works on Columbus." "Organizing his material into two main parts, Stavans first takes up "Mapmaking," inspecting the two opposing views of the celebration of the quincentennial; discussing the most notable biographies of Columbus, including those by Washington Irving and Samuel Eliot Morison; and providing the necessary biographical data on Columbus's life and achievements. Then, in "The Literary Character," Stavans takes up the geographic and historical development of Columbus as a narrative figure in literature, devoting a chapter to each of the three literary views of the admiral - portrayals by writers as diverse as Walt Whitman, Alejo Carpentier, James Fenimore Cooper, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nikos Kazantzakis, Ruben Dario, Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich, Philip Freneau, Stephen Marlowe, and scores of others." "In a brilliantly imaginative conclusion, Stavans attempts to foresee what the future might bring. "My goal," he says, "is to describe some of the unwritten books on the mariner, the apocryphal titles that are likely to be published in the next 100 years."" "A hallmark testament to the potential of the human imagination, Imagining Columbus will be hailed by scholars, students, and general audiences."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
In the eighteenth century, British Methodism was an object of both derision and desire. Many popular eighteenth-century works ridiculed Methodists, yet often the very same plays, novels, and prints that cast Methodists as primitive, irrational, or deluded also betrayed a thinly cloaked fascination with the experiences of divine presence attributed to the new evangelical movement. Misty G. Anderson argues that writers, actors, and artists used Methodism as a concept to interrogate the boundaries of the self and the fluid relationships between religion and literature, between reason and enthusiasm, and between theater and belief. Imagining Methodism situates works by Henry Fielding, John Cleland, Samuel Foote, William Hogarth, Horace Walpole, Tobias Smollett, and others alongside the contributions of John Wesley, Charles Wesley, and George Whitefield in order to understand how Methodism's brand of "experimental religion" was both born of the modern world and perceived as a threat to it. Anderson's analysis of reactions to Methodism exposes a complicated interlocking picture of the religious and the secular, terms less transparent than they seem in current critical usage. Her argument is not about the lives of eighteenth-century Methodists; rather, it is about Methodism as it was imagined in the work of eighteenth-century British writers and artists, where it served as a sign of sexual, cognitive, and social danger. By situating satiric images of Methodists in their popular contexts, she recaptures a vigorous cultural debate over the domains of religion and literature in the modern British imagination. Rich in cultural and literary analysis, Anderson's argument will be of interest to students and scholars of the eighteenth century, religious studies, theater, and the history of gender.
Hooker (English, U. of Glamorgan, Wales) analyzes some of the best known Welsh writers in English, leaving aside that of urban, industrial and post-industrial Wales; and that by younger writers who have come into prominence in recent years. Among the remaining luminaries are John Cowper Powys, Roland Mathias, R. S. Thomas, Alun Lewis, Emyr Humphryes, and Hilary Llewellyn-Williams. Distributed by Paul & Co. Publishers Consortium. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Around the world, what it is to be a university is a matter of much debate. The range of ideas of the university in public circulation is, however, exceedingly narrow and is dominated by the idea of the entrepreneurial university. As a consequence, the debate is hopelessly impoverished. Lurking in the literature, there is a broad and even imaginative array of ideas of the university, but those ideas are seldom heard. We need, consequently, not just more ideas of the university but better ideas. Imagining the University forensically examines this situation, critically interrogating many of the current ideas of the university. Imagining the University argues for imaginative ideas that are critical, sensitive to the deep structures underlying universities and are yet optimistic, in short feasible utopias of the university. The case is pressed for one such idea, that of the ecological university. The book concludes by offering a vision of the imagining university, a university that has the capacity continually to re-imagine itself.
The world around us is to a large extent formulated by the world within us. Thoughts are seeds and become deeds. The battle wages daily as to which thoughts control our lives and then become our lives. This is a book that is full of positive mental exercises which program your subconscious mind to your benefit. Your goals will become reality in the same proportion that you can imagine and believe in them. This book offers step by step instructions and exercises to become proficient in this all important ability of visualization. It is not a pedantic book of generalities, but full of interesting true stories and experiences blended in with a detailed program to reshape your thinking. You will find your life changed after reading the first chapter alone. You owe it to yourself to give this book serious study and then imagine your success and obtain it...