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Spirituality & religious experience

See below for a selection of the latest books from Spirituality & religious experience category. Presented with a red border are the Spirituality & religious experience books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Spirituality & religious experience books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Cassandra Eason's Healing Crystals The ultimate guide to over 150 crystals and gemstones

Cassandra Eason's Healing Crystals The ultimate guide to over 150 crystals and gemstones

Author: Cassandra Eason Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Cassandra Eason's unique directory offers accessible information on more than 150 crystals. Each crystal is explored in detail and set in context with its associated mythology, herbs, oils, incenses and astrological significance. Divided into sections by colour, the book describes methods of crystal healing, colour wisdom, ways of working with chakras and aura, and the basics of crystal divination and magic. Learn how to select crystals that are protective and empowering, and how to use them in the workplace, home and with children, plants and animals. You'll also discover how to make the most of crystals in the modern world: for decision-making and for cleansing homes and workplaces of pollution, the adverse effects of technology and negative earth energies. This book is not only a comprehensive reference work for beginners and crystal experts alike, it is also an essential workbook, whether you use crystals to bring peace to your home or are a healer looking for new ideas.

Awakening Body Consciousness Seven Steps to Integrating Body, Mind and Heart

Awakening Body Consciousness Seven Steps to Integrating Body, Mind and Heart

Author: Patty de de Llosa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Heartfelt, practical, accessible, spirited. Come alive to your Body Being the multi-faceted container that takes us everywhere we want to go and helps process everything that happens to us. Whether you wish to explore spiritual development, practice your own presence in the world, or simply live more richly, Awakening Body Consciousness was written for you. It links the teachings of scientist and sage, of Knowledge and Being, providing practical advice and exercises to help you cultivate a new level of body awareness. This seven-step path to vibrant physical, mental, and spiritual health unites body consciousness with the hearts own sense of truth and the minds best attention. Why seek spirit through the body? Because it is the nexus where soul and spirit connect with the ever-thrumming energy of life within us. Our DNA, our psyche, the hands that create and the minds that invent all are aspects of the living body and are dependent upon it. Awakening Body Consciousness combines ancient wisdom with cutting-edge science to reveal how our bodily presence, our sense of everyday presentness, can serve as a bridge toward the I-consciousness within us. Are we thinking animals? Are we minds dragging a body along behind us? What is mindfulness full of? Rooted in the authors decades of bodywork and studies of world religions and ritual practices, psychology and neuroscience, Awakening Body Consciousness forges a new path to developing conscious awareness. Through the practice of attention to our own presence-in-the-world, we are able to open ourselves to the experience of unity in body, mind and heart.

Messages from Heaven What Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, and Moses Would Say Today

Messages from Heaven What Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, and Moses Would Say Today

Author: Ryuho Okawa Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2020

If you could speak to Jesus, Buddha, Moses, or Muhammad, what would you ask? In Messages from Heaven: What Jesus, Buddha, Moses, and Muhammad Would Say Today, Ryuho Okawa uses his spiritual power to communicate with these four spirits and shares their messages to the people living today. This book offers spiritual wisdom and answers to the questions of the divine--messages of love, faith, miracles, gratitude, forgiveness from Jesus; inquires on humility, kindness, and enlightenment in the ordinary life with the Buddha; the meaning of righteousness, sin, and justice from Moses; and answers to questions about tolerance, faith, spirituality, and wealth from Muhammad. Through his conversations with four of the most influential religious leaders, Okawa explores the universal truths that thread between all faithsand offers insights to conquer our challenges that we face today. With this quest comes spiritual awakening as human souls, which unites each of us through the universal principles of love, wisdom, self-reflection, and progress.

Loss of Indigenous Eden and the Fall of Spirituality

Loss of Indigenous Eden and the Fall of Spirituality

Author: Blair A. Stonechild Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/04/2020

As a follow-up to his award-winning The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spirituality , Blair Stonechild continues his exploration of the Indigenous spiritual teachings passed down to him by Elders, and then moves his study further afield. He identifies the rise of what he terms a dominant wetigo worldview, marked by an all-consuming and destructive appetite that is antithetical to the relational philosophy of Indigenous thinking whereby all things are interrelated and in need of care and respect. Based on Stonechild's work with Indigenous peoples around the world, from Inuit communities in northern Canada, to the Mapuche in Chile, the Dalits in India and the Uighurs in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China, The Loss of Indigenous Eden and the Fall of Spirituality brings together and highlights the fundamental commonalities that connect all Indigenous nations, while calling for global recognition and respect of their rights and spirituality. One of the best articulations in print of some introductory teachings of a contemporary Elder. -Mark Rumi, professor of Religion and Culture, University of Winnipeg

Loss of Indigenous Eden and the Fall of Spirituality

Loss of Indigenous Eden and the Fall of Spirituality

Author: Blair A. Stonechild Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2020

As a follow-up to his award-winning The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spirituality , Blair Stonechild continues his exploration of the Indigenous spiritual teachings passed down to him by Elders, and then moves his study further afield. He identifies the rise of what he terms a dominant wetigo worldview, marked by an all-consuming and destructive appetite that is antithetical to the relational philosophy of Indigenous thinking whereby all things are interrelated and in need of care and respect. Based on Stonechild's work with Indigenous peoples around the world, from Inuit communities in northern Canada, to the Mapuche in Chile, the Dalits in India and the Uighurs in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China, The Loss of Indigenous Eden and the Fall of Spirituality brings together and highlights the fundamental commonalities that connect all Indigenous nations, while calling for global recognition and respect of their rights and spirituality. One of the best articulations in print of some introductory teachings of a contemporary Elder. -Mark Rumi, professor of Religion and Culture, University of Winnipeg

A Playful Spirit Exploring the Theology, Philosophy, and Psychology of Play

A Playful Spirit Exploring the Theology, Philosophy, and Psychology of Play

Author: Mark W Teismann, Lynn Weber Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

The great narratives of religion and nationhood were battered in the twentieth century by the dual forces of globalization and postmodernism. In the uncertainty of broken traditions, many people looking for God retreated into a regressive fundamentalism, and others abandoned themselves to nihilism and cynicism. But is there another way? In this volume, esteemed sociologist and therapist Mark W. Teismann offers a fresh approach to spiritual pursuits, one that neither relies upon absolutes nor leaves seekers in a void of disbelief. This approach is to consider the exercise of spirituality as a type of play. Teismann takes the reader on a whirlwind ride through the different aspects of play and how they relate to spirituality. Teismann draws on classical philosophers, memories of childhood, developmental science, poets, and his long career as a psychotherapist to create a deep understanding of how the spirit of play informs our moral pursuits and spiritual yearnings. A conclusion and epilogue summarize the book's tenets and touch on Mark Teismann's battle with cancer and how the practices of meditation and play accompanied him on his spiritual journey in the context of an incurable disease. The book's appendix gives interested readers a detailed description of how to approach the practice of meditation.

Singapore, Spirituality, and the Space of the State Soul of the Little Red Dot

Singapore, Spirituality, and the Space of the State Soul of the Little Red Dot

Author: Joanne Punzo (Syracuse University, USA) Waghorne Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2020

This book examines spirituality in Singapore, showing how important the city state is for understanding contemporary global configurations of urban space, religion, and spirituality. Joanne Punzo Waghorne highlights how the formal religious spaces-temples, churches, and mosques-have been confined to allotted sites on the map of Singapore, whereas various spiritual organizations, particularly of Hindu origins and headed by a guru, still continue to operate as societies classified by the government with other clubs. These unconventional religiosities are not confined but ironically make their own places, meeting in ostensive secular venues: high-rise flats, malls, businesses, and community centers, thus existing in the overall space of religion, commerce, and the state. The book argues that State of Singapore also operates between the secular and the religious, constructing an overarching spatial regime that both accommodates and yet rivals the alternate spheres that spiritual movements construct under its umbrella. Both spatial configurations challenge the presumed relationships between myth and reality, religion and commerce, the ethereal and the concrete, the sacred and the secular, on the levels of self, community, and polity. Singapore, now deemed a model for urban development in Asia, also offers an understanding of a new post-secularity and perhaps reveals where the urbanized world is headed.

Shattering Religion's Hollow Shell

Shattering Religion's Hollow Shell

Author: Jr Miguel Alfonso Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2020

Spirituality and Wellbeing Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religious Experience and Health

Spirituality and Wellbeing Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religious Experience and Health

Author: Bettina Schmidt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2020

Interest in spirituality and wellbeing is rising. However, research in that area is still lacking, in particular from a non-medical perspective. This book shows how the relationship between wellbeing and spirituality is studied by a range of disciplines including religious studies, theology, anthropology, psychology and history. The introduction discusses the term `wellbeing' and introduces the debate on spirituality and wellbeing. The editors give a broad definition of spirituality and show the multifaceted nature of wellbeing and how it is linked to spirituality. Each chapter then reflects on the topic in its unique way which shows the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. The authors represent a rich breadth of disciplines and bring in a range of perspectives. The chapters also link the debate to various religious traditions including Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Afro-Brazilian religion and even paranormal experiences that will further the reflection on the link between spirituality and wellbeing.

Spirituality and Wellbeing Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religious Experience and Health

Spirituality and Wellbeing Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religious Experience and Health

Author: Bettina Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2020

Interest in spirituality and wellbeing is rising. However, research in that area is still lacking, in particular from a non-medical perspective. This book shows how the relationship between wellbeing and spirituality is studied by a range of disciplines including religious studies, theology, anthropology, psychology and history. The introduction discusses the term `wellbeing' and introduces the debate on spirituality and wellbeing. The editors give a broad definition of spirituality and show the multifaceted nature of wellbeing and how it is linked to spirituality. Each chapter then reflects on the topic in its unique way which shows the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. The authors represent a rich breadth of disciplines and bring in a range of perspectives. The chapters also link the debate to various religious traditions including Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Afro-Brazilian religion and even paranormal experiences that will further the reflection on the link between spirituality and wellbeing.