Sacred Feminine Meditations for Women's Circles & Personal Awakening
Author: Amy Bammel Wilding
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Wild & Wise is a collection of guided meditations: a potent tool for personal and global transformation inviting you to access your wild and wise inner knowing. Suitable for reflective reading, or to facilitate healing and empowerment for women who gather in red tents, moon lodges, women's circles and ceremonies.
Inundated by popular culture, many women have lost their bearings and no longer trust the internal compass that intuitively affirms those things that are good, true, and noble about womanhood. As Jesus’ favorite and most powerful teaching tactic was the parable, it is appropriate that Mary Kassian walks the reader through the compelling tale of the wild versus wise woman found in Proverbs 7. By using 20 points of contrast, she helps readers discern wild from wise, saucy from biblically savvy, and more. Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild will captivate, convict, and challenge women to become decreasingly worldly and increasingly godly, and it will equip them with truth for that journey. Includes questions for personal reflection at the end of each chapter
Wild Men to Wise Men uses sports illustrations, supported by Scripture, to present the basics of communication, responsibility, and godly living that are attractive to women. Whether you are twenty-one or forty-one, Freddi Donner’s engaging, insightful guide will equip you to recognize your blind spots and areas of growth as you become your personal best.
A revised and updated edition of the author's earlier best-seller, The Wild Man's Journey: Reflections on Male Spirituality adds three chapters that discuss John the Baptist, Saint Paul and grief. Original.
Extraordinary Experiences Connecting with Nature in Britain
Author: Jini Reddy
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Wild Times Guide - Travel, nature and outdoor information and tips for 26 suggested British experiences connecting to nature in England, Scotland and Wales, including bushcraft, wild pottery, Dark Sky gazing, horse whispering, rewilding and urban birding. Full of 'how to' information and ideal for eco-lovers, outdoors enthusiasts and nature novices.
It’s time for a change. It’s time for a generation of women who dare to take God at His word and delight in His plan for male and female. And thousands of women are taking this challenge by studying Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild. Designed as a companion study, the Girls Gone Wise Companion Guide contains lessons that correspond to each chapter of the Girls Gone Wise book, with questions for personal reflection and application. Each lesson should take about 10 or 15 minutes, after which a lined page is provided to journal thoughts and personalize the teaching. Appropriate for group and individual study, the Girls Gone Wise Companion Guide can be custom tailored to fit an 8-week schedule or expanded to 20 weeks. This study will challenge women to the core and compel them to become part of the quiet conter-revolution of Girls Gone Wise in a world gone wild.
Today, we worry about Mad Cow Disease, AIDS, Alzheimers, and other prolonged-onset ailments. But back in the “good old days”, folks worried about infected cuts and slashes, internal diseases, parasites, and a whole variety of ailments which are perfectly treatable or preventable by means of modern medicine. Folks rarely lived long enough to suffer from a long, slow disease; heck, just staying alive to see one’s fortieth birthday was considered a feat. Even as late as the 19th century, medicine was pretty medieval to our way of looking at it. There were no wonder drugs, no X-ray or CAT scans, no hospitals as we know them today, and spotty training of medical professionals. The dentist was feared, and quack nostrums were sold by the case by traveling snake-oil salesmen. Many of those nostrums contained relatively innocuous ingredients, but some were downright dangerous, especially those incorporating psychoactive alkaloids, heavy metals or raw isotopes. Mercury or radium were primary ingredients in some quack medicinal “cures” even into the early 20th century. And in rural areas, the old “magic medicine” was still practiced by generations of folks who passed on these traditions and lore to their students and/or children. Much of the material presented in this volume has already been documented and published in the Norwegian language by scholars and folklorists, such as Ingjald Reichborn-Kjennerud, Nils Lid, Hjalmar Falk, Olav Bø, O.A. Høeg, Per Holck, Odd Nordland, Chr. Bang, and A. Steen, among others. There has been a growing interest in folklore, folk medicine, and the “old ways” in recent years, and this volume is an attempt to present a part of this lore to the English-speaking audience.
A Christian Prince, Muslim Spain, and the Birth of the Renaissance
Author: Simon R. Doubleday
Publisher: Hachette UK
An illuminating biography of Alfonso X, the 13th-century philosopher-king whose affinity for Islamic culture left an indelible mark on Western civilization "If I had been present at the Creation," the thirteenth-century Spanish philosopher-king Alfonso X is said to have stated, "Many faults in the universe would have been avoided." Known as El Sabio, "the Wise," Alfonso was renowned by friends and enemies alike for his sparkling intellect and extraordinary cultural achievements. In The Wise King, celebrated historian Simon R. Doubleday traces the story of the king's life and times, leading us deep into his emotional world and showing how his intense admiration for Spain's rich Islamic culture paved the way for the European Renaissance. In 1252, when Alfonso replaced his more militaristic father on the throne of Castile and Leóthe battle to reconquer Muslim territory on the Iberian Peninsula was raging fiercely. But even as he led his Christian soldiers onto the battlefield, Alfonso was seduced by the glories of Muslim Spain. His engagement with the Arabic-speaking culture of the South shaped his pursuit of astronomy, for which he was famed for centuries, and his profoundly humane vision of the world, which Dante, Petrarch, and later Italian humanists would inherit. A composer of lyric verses, and patron of works on board games, hunting, and the properties of stones, Alfonso is best known today for his Cantigas de Santa Marí/i> (Songs of Holy Mary), which offer a remarkable window onto his world. His ongoing struggles as a king and as a man were distilled-in art, music, literature, and architecture-into something sublime that speaks to us powerfully across the centuries. An intimate biography of the Spanish ruler in whom two cultures converged, The Wise King introduces readers to a Renaissance man before his time, whose creative energy in the face of personal turmoil and existential threats to his kingdom would transform the course of Western history.
"So wise were our elders!" Thus exclaims Mariano Chicunque, himself an elder, expressing in a single phrase the thrust of the mythic narrative tradition he simultaneously presents and represents in his storytelling. A remarkable body of mythology is documented for the first time in this volume. John Homes McDowell's study revolves around thirty-two mythic narratives of the Kamsá Indians who live in the Sibundoy Valley of the Colombian Andes, collected by the author from several renowned Kamsá storytellers. Each myth is given in the native language with parallel English translations that seek to capture the flavor of the original performances. Textual annotation and commentary assess the grounding of the myths in the language and culture of the Kamsá indigenous community. Introductory chapters describe the process of transcription and translation and highlight important characteristics of the collection. McDowell stresses the collaborative nature of the enterprise, which benefits from the shared vision of the ethnographer and of indigenous consultants who were involved in every step of the process. The narratives are portrayed as a residual mythology in transit toward folktale but still evocative of a traditional cosmos. The myths are much more than inert "literary" objects, and under McDowell's scrupulous analysis they emerge as a storehouse of narrative potential whose performances still have meaning in Kamsá society and culture today. "So Wise Were Our Elders" is a companion volume to McDowell's Sayings of the Ancestors: The Spiritual Life of the Subundoy Indians (1989).
The book The new AFCAT Guide with 14 past papers (2011 - 2018) covers: • Theory portion consisting of 4 Comprehensive Sections on: General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test (including Spatial Reasoning). • Detailed theory along with solved examples and short-cuts to solve problems; • The Verbal Ability in English section also covers the Cloze Test as asked in the past exam. • The General Awareness section (thoroughly updated) covers questions on Current Affairs, Sports, Defence, History, Geography, General Politics, Basic Science, Arts & Culture etc. • The Reasoning and Military Aptitude section includes Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning, Spatial Ability, Rotated Blocks, Hidden Figures etc.. • An exhaustive question bank has been provided at the end of each chapter in the form of an exercise. Solutions to the exercise have been provided at the end of each chapter.
Wise Heads, Wise Hears is a collection of conversations with school leaders that uses their experiences to develop leadership models. It presents different personal experiences of school leadership from multiple countries, and a conceptual model of leadership that draws on those experiences. Written in a clear, accessible style with many points of personal connection, this resource is suitable for teachers beginning their process of leadership development, and those who are already in leadership positions.