Author: Oliver Sacks

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330537172

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

View: 3511

'The story of a disease that plunged its victims into a prison of viscous time, and the drug that catapulted them out of it' – Guardian Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature film as well as radio and stage plays and various TV documentaries, Awakenings by Oliver Sacks is the extraordinary account of a group of twenty patients. Rendered catatonic by the sleeping-sickness epidemic that swept the world just after the First World War, all twenty had spent forty years in hospital: motionless and speechless; aware of the world around them, but exhibiting no interest in it – until Dr Sacks administered the then-new drug, L-DOPA, which caused them, temporarily, to awake from their decades-long slumber . . .


Author: Tom Baker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595279864

Category: Fiction

Page: 86

View: 3725

It had all started out as just a game, and then "It" had come, and their world was never the same again. Was there actually any truth to the information being related to them from beyond? Was it an actual presence that brought them together, or was it all in their minds? Four misfits from a college in the Midwest are seemingly thrown together into a strange series of occurrences by the mysterious intelligence known only as "Zem". Author Tom Baker, his four cohorts, and the mysterious writer "John Pickman" take you on a strange, harrowing journey into the great dead heart of the haunted backroads of rural Indiana, and comb the antique buildings of a historic college campus in search of strange and elusive truths. A mind-shattering book, a tragic examination of human foibles, an intense and piercing examination of the human will to believe. Awakenings open your eyes, and join us. If you dare!

Great Awakenings

Author: Frank Hoffmann,Marshall Fishwick,Beulah B Ramirez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317764129

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 7592

As religious fervor grows, Dr. Fishwick, a recipient of the Ray and Pat Browne Award for Lifetime Achievement from The American Culture Association, takes a sweeping look at religion in the United States--the country with the highest church attendance in the Western world. Popular religion can take many shapes and forms. It can wax and wane, but it cannot be eliminated or ignored. That is what prompted him to write Great Awakenings: Popular Religion and Popular Culture. He ponders how religion affects American life and popular culture, and why religion has become a major force in contemporary politics. How has the Electronic Revolution furthered the religious right? What does popular religion tell us about popular culture? And about our faith? He identifies and explores five great religious revivals or “Great Awakenings:” the Atlantic Seaboard Awakening the Urban Awakening the Modernist Awakening the Celebrity Preacher Awakening the Electronic Awakening Fishwick explores the current events preceding and during each awakening, its leaders, followers, and critics. Great Awakenings gives a new understanding of the American religious past and leaves us with an anticipation for the next great awakening.

Optical Awakenings

Author: Tish Egerton

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504359526

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 52

View: 943

The soul focus of this book is to illuminate the masses to the miniscule details that tend to be overlooked when crystal gazing. There are many wonderful things to see, but they are hidden within such small surfaces. This book magnifies these tiny formations that I have found so that they are more easily enjoyed by all.

Twin Awakenings

Author: Raja; Santia

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452554365

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 9860

Step into the story as the main character takes you on a mystical journey, where twin flames meet and where you can expand into a magical way of being, washing you in vibrant consciousness. Some say this book is an ideal, romantic, self-love exploration—cosmic attunement and juicy bubbles; the ultimate fairytale, yet it’s real. Others say it is about transforming the old patterns in order to feel everything and connect to your full self. To move forward to building a life from the ground up so that eventually there’s a full community and total oneness. It isn’t just about twin flames reuniting. The twins come together to light the way. Really the story is alive and grows with each reader, wherever you are, bringing together soul family, getting you back in touch with the Earth and all her wonderful creatures. It is a simple, fun way to connect deeper to your inner gifts and knowing, whether read around campfires, in circles, or just relaxing on your own. “Twin Awakenings is a unique, magical dance of self discovery. It celebrates the often agonizing confusion one faces when searching for true love, and shows that the only real love we are searching for must come from within, an inspiration of self. The authors offer a glimpse of what it means to acknowledge this kind of love and the soul energizing freedom it can bring. Ultimately, this book is a beautiful reminder of what it means to be human, to be connected to the rumbling heartbeat of the earth, the breath of the wind, and to each other. This story is truly an awakening of spirit and a sweet affirmation that we are not alone. ” —Jeanette St. Germain-Boere, Community Wellness Center Director

Revival Fire, 150 Years of Revivals, Spiritual Awakenings and Moves of the Holy Spirit

Author: Mathew Backholer

Publisher: ByFaith Media

ISBN: 1907066195

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 2099

Updated in 2020. Revival Fire, 150 Years of Revivals features twelve of the most potent heaven-sent revivals that the world has seen in the past one hundred and fifty years. Including: the Prayer Meeting Revival of 1857 that reverberated around the world, the Azusa Street Revival that ushered in the modern Pentecostal movement, the Pyongyang Great Revival where the Korean church, less than a generation old, swept the country, the Gold Coast Revival on the west coast of Africa, and the Shillong Revival in India, of the twenty-first century. Discover how Christians prayed, the Scriptures that they pleaded, the challenges faced and how they saw the blessing of God in their towns and cities as the Holy Spirit came down and convicted saints, converted sinners and transformed lives unto the praise and glory of God! The author makes many references to other lesser known revivals and brings facts to life through the use of detailed descriptions, statistics, interviews and eye-witness accounts; coupled with his broad and extensive knowledge of revival church history makes this book informative, and a truly inspirational read. Learn from the past, be challenged for the present and be inspired for the future!

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict

Author: Laurie Viera Rigler

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408817837

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7336

Jane Mansfield, a gentleman's daughter in 1813 England, has long wished to escape a life in which career choices are limited to wife or maiden aunt. But awakening one morning in twenty-first-century Los Angeles - in the body of someone called Courtney Stone - is not exactly what she had in mind. Jane must quickly get to grips with a world in which everyone thinks she is Courtney Stone: a dizzying world of horseless metal carriages, unrestricted clothing, tiny apartments, all manner of flirting,and unheard-of liberties for womankind. The only thing Jane appears to have in common with Courtney is a love for the novels of Jane Austen. But are the wise words of her favourite novelist enough to guide her through this bewildering new world? And what is she to make of Courtney's attentive friend Wes, who is as attractive and confusing as the man who broke her heart back home? As Courtney's romantic entanglements become her own, Jane wonders: Would she actually be better off back in Regency England - and will she ever be able to return?

The Spiritual Awakening Guide

Author: Mary Mueller Shutan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1844098206

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 8095

The first modern, comprehensive resource on spiritual awakenings, this pragmatic, clear guide covers everything from the first step on a spiritual journey to enlightenment, and the different types of spiritual awakenings, from mild to dramatic, we may go through. Using the concept of the twelve layers that cover an awakened state Mary Mueller Shutan addresses every step of the spiritual journey, starting with the Self and showing how family, ancestral, past lives, karmic, archetypal, and other larger layers such as societal, cultural, global, and cosmic energies condition us to sleep and obscure our realization of an awakened state. Instructions for how to navigate through each of these layers and how to recognize where we are in our spiritual journey are included each step of the way along with common physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms that may be experienced. By addressing post-awakening states, oneness, dark nights of the soul, ego death, near-death and severe illness, psychic abilities, addictions, dietary changes, the God self, personal and collective shadow, and psychosis vs. awakening we understand the experiences we may go through while struggling with spiritual awakenings. This practical book opens new understandings of how to live in the world while going through an awakening process, and offers the revolutionary idea that we are meant to be humans, to have a physical body with physical, sensate experiences and emotions. We are meant to live in the world and be a part of it even as fully awakened individuals. This guide proposes a look at the possibility of leading a grounded, earth-bound life of work, family, friends, and other experiences in an awakened state.


Author: Gregory P. A. Levine,Yukio Lippit,Yoshiaki Shimizu,Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Japan Society Gallery


Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 664

Transmitted from China to Japan in the 13th century, Zen Buddhism not only introduced religious practices but also literature, calligraphy, philosophy, and ink painting to Japanese disciples. This elegant book discusses these fields as they combined to encompass the evocative practice of figure painting within Zen Buddhism in medieval Japan. Focusing on forty-seven exceptional Japanese and Chinese paintings from the 12th to the 16th centuries––which together illustrate the story of the “awakening” of Zen art––the book features essays by distinguished scholars that discuss the life and art within Zen monastic and lay communities. The authors explore the ideology underlying the development of Zen’s own pantheon of characters created to imagine the Buddha’s wisdom and offer fresh insights into the role of the visual arts within Zen practice as it developed in Japan in close dialogue with the Asian continent.

Giant Awakenings

Author: Thom S. Rainer

Publisher: B & H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805461732

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 8415

With all the attention non-traditional churches have received, Dr. Rainer reminds us that most churches in America today are still based on traditional models. He sees not only their survival, but possibilities for their profound renewal and revival.