Summary Book Review The Wakeful World by Emma Restall Orr:
Download or read book The Wakeful World written by Emma Restall Orr and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2012-10-26 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the past few hundred years, animism has been dismissed as a primitive, naïve and irrational perspective, irrelevant within the civilised West. In The Wakeful World, Emma Restall Orr argues that this is based on the misrepresentation, drawn in crayon, that each tree and stone has its own Christian-like immortal soul. Taking the reader on a philosophical adventure, Restall Orr explores the heritage of Western thought with precision, enthusiasm and sensitivity, considering how soul, spirit, mind and consciousness have been understood through millennia. Challenging the prevailing worldviews of materialism and dualism, she presents animism as a radically different, yet mature and coherent philosophy. Providing deep green ethics with a wholly rational metaphysical foundation, The Wakeful World is a compelling view of the nature of existence and the experience of reality, giving solid ground for the now necessary journey to a sustainable world. This original and lively book brings back animism - a most useful range of ideas which reductivists have somewhat wildly abandoned during the last century - into focus once more just when it is badly needed to cure current confusions about mind and body - Dr Mary Midgley, Moral Philosopher
Summary Book Review The Wakeful World by Emma Restall Orr:
Download or read book The Wakeful World written by Emma Restall Orr and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2012-10-25 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the past few hundred years, animism has been dismissed as a primitive, naive and irrational perspective, relevant perhaps amongst tribal peoples but not within the intellectual arenas of the civilized West. In this book, the author argues that this is based on the misrepresentation that each tree and stone has its own immortal soul.
Summary Book Review The World for Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker:
Download or read book The World for Sale, Complete written by Gilbert Parker and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2021-05-20 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The World for Sale, Complete" by Gilbert Parker. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Summary Book Review Sleep and the Novel by Michael Greaney:
Download or read book Sleep and the Novel written by Michael Greaney and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-04-04 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sleep and the Novel is a study of representations of the sleeping body in fiction from 1800 to the present day which traces the ways in which novelists have engaged with this universal, indispensable -- but seemingly nondescript -- region of human experience. Covering the narrativization of sleep in Austen, the politicization of sleep in Dickens, the queering of sleep in Goncharov, the aestheticization of sleep in Proust, and the medicalization of sleep in contemporary fiction, it examines the ways in which novelists envision the figure of the sleeper, the meanings they discover in human sleep, and the values they attach to it. It argues that literary fiction harbours, on its margins, a “sleeping partner”, one that we can nickname the Schlafroman or “sleep-novel”, whose quiet absorption in the wordlessness and passivity of human slumber subtly complicates the imperatives of self-awareness and purposive action that traditionally govern the novel.
Summary Book Review The Wakeful Body by Willa Blythe Baker:
Download or read book The Wakeful Body written by Willa Blythe Baker and published by Shambhala Publications. This book was released on 2021-11-23 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A highly practical and approachable guide to somatic meditation with easy practices for accessing the body's inherent mindfulness, from an expert in somatic meditation. Tap into the wisdom of the body with down-to-earth practices like "Surrendering to the Breath" and "Befriending Feelings" that allow the body to become the source of mindfulness. Willa Blythe Baker introduces meditation practice as the cultivation of a way of being, rather than a way of doing. It is a way of being that is self-aware, self-compassionate, and embodied. This way of being is not limited to practice on the cushion or on the yoga mat--somatic mindfulness is available at any moment, activated by attention to the body's wisdom and its teachings. Discover the three layers of embodiment, from the earth body of flesh and blood, the subtle body of sensory experience and emotion, and the awareness body of consciousness. The three parts of this book explore these layers through turning attention to the physical, energetic, and mental dimensions of human experience. By diving deep into the body, readers will find that they already have what they need. Concentration, wisdom, compassion, kindness, and joy are waiting there.
Summary Book Review Reconstructions in Vedānta by Prabas Jivan Chaudhury:
Download or read book Reconstructions in Vedānta written by Prabas Jivan Chaudhury and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sky by Diotima Mantineia:
Download or read book Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sky written by Diotima Mantineia and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. This book was released on 2020-03-08 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Diotima has created a book on pagan spirituality truly for the modern age. It successfully integrates modern Quantum Theory with magic and spirituality without any dichotomy in theory. We'd highly recommend it both for beginners and seasoned practitioners of magic and witchcraft."--Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, authors of A Witches Bible, A Witches Goddess, Inner Mysteries and Lifting the Veil
Summary Book Review Zeitschrift für Indologie und Iranistik by Wilhelm Geiger:
Download or read book Zeitschrift für Indologie und Iranistik written by Wilhelm Geiger and published by . This book was released on 1931 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review What a Philosopher Is by Laurence Lampert:
Download or read book What a Philosopher Is written by Laurence Lampert and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2018-01-19 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The trajectory of Friedrich Nietzsche’s thought has long presented a difficulty for the study of his philosophy. How did the young Nietzsche—classicist and ardent advocate of Wagner’s cultural renewal—become the philosopher of Will to Power and the Eternal Return? With this book, Laurence Lampert answers that question. He does so through his trademark technique of close readings of key works in Nietzsche’s journey to philosophy: The Birth of Tragedy, Schopenhauer as Educator, Richard Wagner in Bayreuth, Human All Too Human, and “Sanctus Januarius,” the final book of the 1882 Gay Science. Relying partly on how Nietzsche himself characterized his books in his many autobiographical guides to the trajectory of his thought, Lampert sets each in the context of Nietzsche’s writings as a whole, and looks at how they individually treat the question of what a philosopher is. Indispensable to his conclusions are the workbooks in which Nietzsche first recorded his advances, especially the 1881 workbook which shows him gradually gaining insights into the two foundations of his mature thinking. The result is the most complete picture we’ve had yet of the philosopher’s development, one that gives us a Promethean Nietzsche, gaining knowledge even as he was expanding his thought to create new worlds.
Summary Book Review The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Sermons. Prayers by Theodore Parker:
Download or read book The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Sermons. Prayers written by Theodore Parker and published by . This book was released on 1863 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Consciousness and the World by Brian O'Shaughnessy:
Download or read book Consciousness and the World written by Brian O'Shaughnessy and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 705 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brian O'Shaughnessy puts forward a bold and original theory of consciousness, one of the most fascinating but puzzling aspects of human existence. Whatever mystery there may be about the origins of consciousness, O'Shaughnessy suggests that there is no mystery about what it is. He proceeds to give a philosophical elucidation of its nature, analysing it into purely psychological constituents. It is his contention that consciousness consists in a closely knit complex of occurrent mental phenomena and powers with thinking and self-knowledge at the centre--and nothing else. O'Shaughnessy's analysis accords a position of pre-eminence to the epistemological properties of consciousness. With this in mind he investigates the closely linked concepts of attention and perception alongside that of consciousness. He sets out an integrated theory of these three fundamental phenomena, demonstrating how close to the heart of consciousness is perception, envisaged already in the very concept. In effect he advances en passant a variant of empiricism which is based upon the nature of consciousness. A considerable part of the book is devoted to providing a theoretical account in these terms of those important senses through which the mind constitutes physical objects in space: above all, the highly developed sense of sight, but also the primordial body-senses, proprioception and touch, which underpin all else in the mind. In such ways concrete interaction between consciousness and the world is realized, and the epistemological basis of mind established. Consciousness and the World is a rich and exciting book, a major contribution to our understanding of the mind.
Summary Book Review Shobha Priya by Praveen Kumar:
Download or read book Shobha Priya written by Praveen Kumar and published by AUTHOR. This book was released on 2018-05-09 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Poems authored by Praveen Kumar
Summary Book Review Where Airy Voices Lead by Piotr Bienkowski:
Download or read book Where Airy Voices Lead written by Piotr Bienkowski and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2020-05-29 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many have pursued, and continue to pursue, real immortality by seeking to prolong their lives on this earth. Others pursue symbolic or proxy immortality, through children, fame or being part of something long-lasting. One can imagine these different forms of immortality as a menu of options of how to live forever: you click the one that appeals to you most and best fits your beliefs, hopes, values and worldview.
Summary Book Review Dealings with the Dead by Paschal Beverly Randolph:
Download or read book Dealings with the Dead written by Paschal Beverly Randolph and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2022-06-03 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reprint of the original, first published in 1861.
Summary Book Review Wayside Pictures, Hymns, and Poems by John Harris:
Download or read book Wayside Pictures, Hymns, and Poems written by John Harris and published by . This book was released on 1874 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review “Dreaming the Myth Onwards” by Wolfgang Giegerich:
Download or read book “Dreaming the Myth Onwards” written by Wolfgang Giegerich and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-03-06 with total page 486 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fundamental importance of Christianity for Jung is well documented in his writings and letters. For the whole of his long career the great psychologist had wrestled with what he called " ... the great snake of the centuries. the burden of the human mind. the problem of Christianity." By comparison, his statements about Hegel are quite scarce. Both topics, nevertheless, have in common that they elicited from Jung radical accusations, accusations not presented in the calm tone of a psychological scholar but fired by a deep-seated personal affect that propelled Jung to wish "to dream the myth onwards," that is, to move to a new, his own improved and corrected version of Christianity. Rather than merely portraying and elucidating Jung’s views, this volume critically examines his theses and arguments by means of a series of close readings and by confronting his claims with the texts on which his interpretations are based. The guiding principle, in the spirit of which the author’s investigation is conducted, is the question of the needs of the soul and the standards of true psychology. While constantly bearing these needs and standards in mind, diverse topics are discussed in depth: Jung’s interpretation of a dream he had had about being unable to completely bow down before "the highest presence," his thesis concerning the patriarchal neglect of the feminine principle, his views about the alleged one-sidedness of Christianity, the "recalcitrant Fourth" and the "reality of Evil," his understanding of the Trinity and the spirit, his rejection of Hegel and of speculative thought, and his reaction to the modern "doubt that has killed" religious faith. A companion to the preceding volume, The Flight into the Unconscious, the essays collected here continue its radical critique of Jung’s psychology project, yielding not only deep insights into Jung’s personal religiosity and into what ultimately drove his psychology project as a whole, but granting as well a more sophisticated understanding of the psychological potential and telos of the Christian idea.
Summary Book Review Journeys into Darkness by James Goho:
Download or read book Journeys into Darkness written by James Goho and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-03-06 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This single author collection of essays tackles the usual subjects in horror literature—particularly Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell—but also examines some of the less well-known names of the genre, including Charles Brockden Brown and Algernon Blackwood.