Jesus of Nazareth
Author: Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger
“This book is . . . my personal search ‘for the face of the Lord.’” –Benedict XVI In this bold, momentous work, the Pope––in his first book written as Benedict XVI––seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent “popular” depictions and to restore Jesus’ true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the Pope shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus and incites us to encounter, face-to-face, the central figure of the Christian faith. From Jesus of Nazareth: “. . . the great question that will be with us throughout this entire book: But what has Jesus really brought, then, if he has not brought world peace, universal prosperity, and a better world? What has he brought? The answer is very simple: God. He has brought God! He has brought the God who once gradually unveiled his countenance first to Abraham, then to Moses and the prophets, and then in the wisdom literature–the God who showed his face only in Israel, even though he was also honored among the pagans in various shadowy guises. It is this God, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, the true God, whom he has brought to the peoples of the earth. He has brought God, and now we know his face, now we can call upon him. Now we know the path that we human beings have to take in this world. Jesus has brought God and with God the truth about where we are going and where we come from: faith, hope, and love.”
A single-volume gift compilation of the author's best-selling trilogy that began with Conversations with God, Book 1 shares lessons for spiritual seekers, in a boxed edition that features a new foreword. 40,000 first printing.
Scientific Healing Affirmations by Paramahansa Yogananda. Based on the original 1925 edition.
Author: Banana Yoshimoto, Russell F. Wasden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
After losing her delicate younger sister to suicide, a Japanese-American woman incurs a case of amnesia and embarks on an emotional journey of recovery, aided by her clairvoyant kid brother. By the author of Kitchen. Reprint.
"Among the heretics of every age, we find men who are filled with the highest kind of religious feeling," Albert Einstein said. He might have been referring to the sixteenth-century Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno, who was tried by two Inquisitions and burned at the stake in Rome in 1600. Bruno's most representative work, Spaccio de la bestia trionfante (The Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast), published in an atmosphere of secrecy in 1584 and never referred to as anything but blasphemous for more than a century, was singled out by the church tribunal at the summation of his final trial. That is hardly surprising because the book is a daring indictment of the corruption of the social and religious institutions of his day. The "triumphant beast" signifies the reign of multifarious vices. Cast in the form of allegorical dialogues, Bruno's work presents the deliberations of the Greek gods who have assembled to banish from the heavens the constellations that remind them of their evil deeds. The crisis facing Jove, the aging father of the gods, is symbolic of the crisis in a Renaissance world profoundly disturbed by new religious, philosophical, and scientific ideas. Arthur D. Imerti, former head of the Department of Foreign Languages at the New School for Social Research in New York City, provides a brilliant introduction to the philosopher who dared to voice his audacious theories of nature, religion, and history.
Collects lectures of the noted author on death, dying, life after death, spirituality, and love
Author: John Donne
Water for Unity
Author: Masaru Emoto, Sandra Ingerman, Sobonfu Some, Lynne McTaggart, Sergio Magana, "Ocelocoyotl
A collection of short essays from 17 very well-known authors who have a solid scientific background or renown within their ancestral traditions. What they have in common is that each one, within their discipline, is aiming to use water s molecular structure and memory to improve our world. This book is connected to a worldwide movement which is going to organize at least four significant worldwide events during 2015 and 2016. The essayists themselves are part of this movement and readers can join too. They will experiment, for instance, with using intention to lower the radioactivity level of Fukushima s water. It is a very young movement but one that has already generated much interest."
Fear of Life
Author: Alexander Lowen
Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated
Fear of Life is an in-depth study of the human condition within modern culture.
The Bonniest Companie
Author: Kathleen Jamie
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
In her extraordinary collection, Kathleen Jamie examines her native Scotland - a country at once wild and contained, rural and urban - and her place within it. In the author's own words: '2014 was a year of tremendous energy in my native Scotland, and knowing I wanted to embrace that energy and participate in my own way, I resolved to write a poem a week, and follow the cycle of the year.' The poems also venture into childhood and family memory - and look to ahead to the future. The Bonniest Companie is a visionary response to a year shaped and charged by both local and global forces, and will stand as a remarkable document of our times.
De Vita Propria Liber
Author: Girolamo Cardano, Jean Stoner
Publisher: New York Review of Books
A bright star of the Italian Renaissance, Girolamo Cardano was an internationally-sought-after astrologer, physician, and natural philosopher, a creator of modern algebra, and the inventor of the universal joint. Condemned by the Inquisition to house arrest in his old age, Cardano wrote The Book of My Life, an unvarnished and often outrageous account of his character and conduct. Whether discussing his sex life or his diet, the plots of academic rivals or meetings with supernatural beings, or his deep sorrow when his beloved son was executed for murder, Cardano displays the same unbounded curiosity that made him a scientific pioneer. At once picaresque adventure and campus comedy, curriculum vitae, and last will, The Book of My Life is an extraordinary Renaissance self-portrait—a book to set beside Montaigne's Essays and Benvenuto Cellini's Autobiography.
Traces the intellectual ancestry of archetypal psychology, assembles its literature, and clarifies the root metaphors governing its practice. Includes a bibliography of relevant publications, as well as a complete checklist of all of James Hillman's writings to 1992.