The Wheel of Life

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476715289

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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On Life and Living Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D., is the woman who has transformed the way the world thinks about death and dying. Beginning with the groundbreaking publication of the classic psychological study On Death and Dying and continuing through her many books and her years working with terminally ill children, AIDS patients, and the elderly, Kübler-Ross has brought comfort and understanding to millions coping with their own deaths or the deaths of loved ones. Now, at age seventy-one facing her own death, this world-renowned healer tells the story of her extraordinary life. Having taught the world how to die well, she now offers a lesson on how to live well. Her story is an adventure of the heart -- powerful, controversial, inspirational -- a fitting legacy of a powerful life.

Modigliani and Nefertiti, the Wheel of Life!

Author: Iliyan Yurukov

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1543752004

Category: Poetry

Page: 118

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The reconstruction and comparison of the model’s forms in the portrait and face image, in connection with new discoveries in science and archeology, has aroused some interest in the funeral cult and its supernatural techniques. Continuum, plastic, and graphics of African art. It was a leap to understanding the image of Nefertiti, its unusual proportions, and the spiritual ideal in the work of Modigliani in his gallery. Gallery!

Through Indian Eyes: The Wheel of life

Author: Donald J. Johnson,Jean E. Johnson,Leon E. Clark

Publisher: Center for International Training & Education

ISBN: 9780938960027

Category: India

Page: 154

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This book, which can be used in secondary and college courses, is the first of two volumes which present an Indian view of India and the world. The reality of everyday life as experienced by the Indian people is recreated in the series. Almost all of the material in both volumes has been written by Indians and has been taken from a variety of sources: autobiographies, fiction, poetry, newspaper and magazine articles, and historical documents. Volume one focuses on the most personal aspects of Indian life: family relations, marriage, caste membership, and religious beliefs. Each primary source selection is preceded by an editor's introduction which provides background information and a few questions for class discussion. Examples of selections include the following. Indian family life is compared with American family life. Ravi Shankar (the world famous sitar player) describes the ideal relationship between the student and his guru. One selection tells how an upper class, well-educated family arranges the marriage of their eldest daughter. Dowries are the topic of one reading. In another, an Indian journalist analyzes the concept of woman power in India showing that the expectations for men and women are quite different. An Indian girl describes to her brother how their mother used stories to educate her. An imaginary conversation between an American teacher and an Indian businessman will help students understand the caste system. Several readings attempt to clarify some of the religious concepts of the Hindu way of life. (Author/RM)

Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second

Author: Julien R. Fielding

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810862662

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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Traditionally, university students have gained access to world religions by reading primary texts. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second takes students beyond the written page, offering an exploration of the same religious traditions through the study of feature films. The many definitions of religion are examined along with its various components, including doctrine, myth, ethics, ritual, and symbol. Specific religious traditions, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, popular religion, and Shinto are examined. Biographical sketches of directors whose films tend to focus on a particular religious tradition are also included, such as Zhang Yimou, Hayao Miyazaki, Deepa Mehta, and Akira Kurosawa. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second is unique in the area of religion and film studies in that it isn't just a collection of essays. Instead it provides the introductory student with the necessary background information on the various religions before looking at how their ideas can be understood not through texts but through the cinematic medium. To keep the conversation fresh, most of the films used in the book were made within the last decade. Furthermore, examples range from popular, mainstream fare, such as Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to lesser-known foreign films, such as The Wooden Man's Bride and The Great Yokai War. Several films with a 'cult-like' following are also discussed, including Fight Club, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Jacob's Ladder. This book is also unique in that instead of drawing upon the Judeo-Christian tradition, it draws from Eastern traditions.


Author: C.G. Jung

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317725905

Category: Psychology

Page: 1544

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For Jung, the beautiful and brilliantly creative 28-year old Christiana Morgan was an inspired force whose path in self-analysis paralleled his own quest for personal knowledge. By teaching Morgan the trance-like technique of active imagination, Jung helped her embark on a series of archetypal adventures which she depicted in paintings of great virtuosity and he candidly recounted at a seminar given to some of his closest followers. Through his eloquent description of the fiery, mythic visions of a woman discovering her repressed sexuality and feminine power, Jung reveals how deeply this encounter challenged his understanding of feminine psychology. These two volumes bring together for the first time colour reproductions of Morgan's paintings with a complete transcript of the seminar.

Samsara - The Wheel of Birth, Death and Rebirth

Author: Rebecca Harrison

Publisher: Rebecca Harrison

ISBN: 0648706613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1300

Along comes a global pandemic coronavirus, COVID-19, and our world is turned upside down. Can the idea of samsara shed any light on all this terrible suffering, turmoil and change? Are we all travelling around the ever-turning cycle of samsara, being born, dying, then reborn - again, and again, and again? Does our life, the things that happen to us, and our death, have any meaning? What do Hinduism, Buddhism, and samsara tell us about suffering, life and death? Could spiritual dimensions exist or do we live in a purely material universe? What is consciousness and does it die when our bodies die? Are rebirth or reincarnation even possible? Can we have spirituality without religion? What, if anything, might spirituality or religion mean in a turbulent and unpredictable twenty-first century? Do mysticism, psychedelics, science and quantum physics offer clues to any of these questions? Take a journey with the author through the fascinating cultures of Nepal, India, Bali and Cambodia and explore their rich traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism and samsara. Part exploration of spirituality and religion, part travel adventure to places of astonishing diversity, this book will get you thinking about your own beliefs, life and death, and where those might fit in to a bigger picture.

Turning the Wheel of Truth

Author: Ajahn Sucitto

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823129

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Buddhist teachings like the eightfold path, the four noble truths, and karma pervade Buddhist literature—but how often do we read what the Buddha himself had to say about these topics? Here is an accessible look at the Buddha’s First Discourse, which contains the foundation for all further Buddhist teaching. Ajahn Sucitto offers a new translation of this revolutionary teaching, known as The Discourse That Sets Turning the Wheel of Truth. He then walks us through the text, offering engaging and practical point-by-point commentary that makes the Buddha’s words come alive and reveals how the text’s wisdom can inspire our own liberation.

Tarot Deciphered

Author: Aislin


ISBN: 1257650025

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 4101

Revised and updated! Reading the Tarot is a complex and mysterious art. The seventy-eight cards that comprise the traditional Tarot deck are full of archetypal symbolism that can help anyone to connect to the universal subconscious. That Tarot can be used to reveal information hidden deep within your own subconscious. This book discusses each of the seventy-eight cards in depth, addressing their possible interpretations based upon the symbolism of the standard Rider-Waite deck. These interpretations can be applied to most other traditional decks as well. In addition to card descriptions, ""Tarot Deciphered"" provides ten different spreads that can be used with most Tarot decks. These spreads range from the common Celtic Cross Spread to the complex Astrological Spread. Also include is the Healing Spread, a tool which can be used to aid psychological healing. This book is perfect for both the novice and experienced reader. It contains all the information you need to further your exploration of the Tarot.