Gravity and Levity

The Philosophy of Paradox
Author: Alan McGlashan
Publisher: Daimon
ISBN: 3856305483
Category: Psychology
Page: 164
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As the title suggests, this book addresses its subjects with wit and with weight, as the author brings the latest insights of contemporary physics into the perspective of an everyday life that is shown to be full of paradox. We can only come to terms with life if we accept that there are no final answers, and that unconscious processes are just as relevant as conscious ones. Reality cannot be anything but paradoxical, and our attitude to this fact has much to do with our state of being.

The Laws of Gravity and Levity


Author: Paul Clavelle,Jeff Clavelle
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483450708
Category: Poetry
Page: N.A
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The Source Before I die, I want to trace The river to its source – The damp, black earth, The mountainside – And smell the leaves and Needles on the ground, Be speckled in the Light and shadows Of the woods, And cup my hands, And hold the wild, And drink it in.

The Art of Acting

BODY - SOUL - SPIRIT - WORD: A Practical and Spiritual Guide
Author: Dawn Langman
Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 1906999597
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 324
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This book will be invaluable to teachers, acting students and practitioners alike. Langman’s inspired methods, fed by some 45 years of teaching and practice, ensure the highest outcomes for the integration of voice, speech and language as a central ingredient of the actor’s craft. She is the most unique and brilliant master teacher in this area I have ever encountered.’ – Rosalba Clemente, Head of Acting, Drama Centre, Flinders University ‘A rite de passage – working with Langman’s book is an initiation into the practice of “Future Theatre”.’ – Dr Jane Gilmer, Assistant Professor of Drama, VPA, National Institute of Education, Singapore A remarkable achievement that communicates a lifetime of teaching artistry with grace and depth, and, most significantly, reveals the profound spiritual impulses at the heart of Michael Chekhov’s original impulse. A gift for the generations.’ – Dr Diane Caracciolo, Associate Professor of Educational Theatre, Adelphi University Over the past decades there has been a resurgence of interest in Chekhov’s acting technique. The original publishers of his fundamental text, To the Actor, removed most of the author’s references to Rudolf Steiner, but recent studies acknowledge Chekhov’s personal interest in anthroposophy as the source of his artistic inspiration. Dawn Langman explores the fundamentals of Chekhov’s psycho-physical technique and the metaphysical principles on which it is based. She examines this technique in relation to the specific challenges and gifts provided by the actor’s constitution of body, soul and spirit, and in the context of the canon of great poetic and dramatic texts – illuminated by Steiner’s insights into humanity’s evolving consciousness. The Art of Acting lays the foundation for the second and third books in her series, in which Langman explores Rudolf Steiner’s art of speech and its integration with Michael Chekhov’s methodology. Together, these books offer a contemporary, spiritually-enlivened path of development for the actor, in which the combined insights of Steiner and Chekhov lead to new possibilities for the performing arts.

On the Brink of Everything

Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old
Author: Parker J. Palmer
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523095458
Category: Self-Help
Page: 192
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Parker J. Palmer On the Brink of Everything Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old From beloved and bestselling author Parker J. Palmer (Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy) comes a brave and beautiful book of reflections on eight decades of life and work. Reframing aging as “a passage of discovery and engagement,” Palmer says, “Old is just another word for nothing left to lose, a time to take bigger risks on behalf of the common good.” On the Brink of Everything is not a “guide to” or “handbook for” getting old. Instead, it's Palmer turning the prism of insight on his experience as a way of encouraging readers to do the same with theirs. In elegant prose and lyrical poetry, he offers a set of meditations on the meanings of one's life, past, present, and future. “The laws of nature that dictate the sunset dictate our demise,” Palmer writes. “But how we travel the arc between our own sunrise and sundown is ours to choose: will it be denial, defiance, or collaboration?” With gravity and levity, compassion and chutzpah, Palmer writes about cultivating a robust inner and outer life, a sense of meaning and purpose amid pain as well as joy, and the intergenerational relations that enhance the lives of young and old alike. Here's a book not only for elders but also for those younger folks we call “old souls.” And this book sings! It includes three songs by Palmer's longtime friend and colleague, singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, written in response to themes in the book. At the download site for the songs, Palmer and Newcomer hope to engage readers in an ongoing conversation about what Howard Thurman called “the growing edge” of our personal and public lives. Ultimately, Palmer sees age as a precious gift: “The fact that I've come this far makes me one of the lucky ones.” Surprised by the fact that he likes being old, he writes, “Welcome to the brink of everything. It takes a lifetime to get here, but the stunning view and the wake-up breeze in your face make it worth the trip.”

Gravity


Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 0715644459
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it worked at a distance. Then Einstein picked up on the simple premise that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable to devise his mind-bending general relativity, showing how matter warps space and time. Not only did this explain how gravity worked — and how apparently simple gravitation has four separate components — but it predicted everything from black holes to gravity's effect on time. Whether it's the reality of anti-gravity or the unexpected discovery that a ball and a laser beam drop at the same rate, gravity is the force that fascinates.

Longevity Now

A Comprehensive Approach to Healthy Hormones, Detoxification, Super Immunity, Reversing Calcification, and Total Rejuvenation
Author: David Wolfe
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583946144
Category: Cooking
Page: 396
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One of the world's leading authorities on raw-food nutrition presents a five-part approach to breaking down calcification and removing parasites, heavy metals and other unwanted guests from the body, reversing the aging process and eliminating the prospect of degenerative disease.

Santa Fe Light

Touring the Visionary Geography of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Author: Richard Leviton
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440139261
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 620
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Santa Fe, the City Different, has deeply excited visitors for over a hundred years with its crystal blue skies, Blood of Christ Mountains, pure dry air, old adobe charm, and beautiful light. But this high-desert State capital and artists haven may also be a Land of Lighta premier landscape of multiple sacred sites and heightened spiritual charge. People love this place, they say, for its uplifting, spiritually leavening effect, for how it starts a process of transformation, healing, deep change, and self-reinvention. People revere this place as an axis of creativity, a hotbed of innovation, and a paramount center for recreating culture and spirituality\ capable of inspiring the world. Santa Fe Light explains why. An able travel guide, it takes you to 111 different locations and their Light temples in and around Santa Fe, numinous places usually only encountered in myths or dreams. And it proposes that the observed social qualities of Santa Fe, its livability, might be due to this fabulous visionary geography alluringly just beyond the veil of our ordinary perception.

The Art of Porosity

Freeing Experience Through Tactile Imagination
Author: Andrew Franck
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465320466
Category: Psychology
Page: 235
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Radically diminished through abstractions and thoughtlessness that abandon the essence of what makes us whole, the meaning of experience nevertheless is readying for a rebirth. By an intimate attention to thinking, the powers of feeling, imagination, spirit, identity and will, The Art of Porosity invites us to see through the opacity of our intellect into a world of vital contact with the motives of cosmic unfolding. Despite the forces and tendencies inimical to healthy evolution, The Art of Porosity explores, weaves and assembles a profound potential for demonstrating Imagination, empowering experience to freely access a self-corrective process of play for creation and for our future.

Dictionarium Britannicum, Or, A More Compleat Universal Etymological English Dictionary Than Any Extant

Containing Not Only the Words, and Their Explication, But Their Etymologies ... Also Explaining Hard and Technical Words ... Illustrated with Near Five Hundred Cuts ... Likewise a Collection and Explanation of Words and Phrases Us'd in Our Antient Charters, Statutes, Writs ... Also the ... Mythology of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, &c. ... to which is Added a Collection of Proper Names of Persons and Places in Great-Britain ...
Author: Nathan Bailey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 818
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Gravity in Art

Essays on Weight and Weightlessness in Painting, Sculpture and Photography
Author: Mary D. Edwards,Elizabeth Bailey
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN: 9780786465743
Category: Art
Page: 355
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"This collection examines the ways artists from antiquity to today use gravity and/or levity symbolically, metaphorically, and expressively. The 26 essays examine these opposing forces through analysis of such dualities as ascent and descent, weight and weightlessness, hope and despair, or life and death. They demonstrate artists' new ways to represent visually the phenomenon of gravity"--Provided by publisher.

The New Yoga - Tantra Reborn (the Sensuality & Sexuality of Our Immortal Soul Body)


Author: Peter Wilberg
Publisher: Exposure Publishing
ISBN: 1846857732
Category: Mind and body
Page: 167
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What would it be like to know that you are indeed immortal, that your physical body is but the outward form taken by your own eternal inner form or soul body? What would it be like to dissolve the bodily boundaries that seem to separate you from the souls of others, learning to feel your soul in their body and their soul in yours? What would it be like to see and feel your partner as the embodiment of a god or goddess, and to experience the bliss of 'soul body sex' - an intensely sensual intimacy and intercourse with their divine soul body? The New Yoga is a yoga of the soul body - that body with which we can intimately sense, feel and touch others - independently of physical contact. The New Yoga is also 'Tantra Reborn', giving rebirth to the tantric tradition known as Kashmir Shaivism through a wholly new understanding of its sexual symbolism and of 'tantric sex' - seen not merely as a heightening or spiritual elevation of bodily sex, but as an expression of the sublime sensuality and divine sexuality of the soul and its body. 'Tantra Reborn' explains in detail the anatomy, nature and powers of the soul body, its relation to gender and sexuality, to tantric initiation and to the traditional tantric symbolism of 'Shiva-Shakti' and 'Kundalini'. It also offers a practical guide to experiencing the bliss of soul body intercourse through new and original forms of tantric pair and partner meditation.

The Spiritual Chemyst, or Divine Meditations on Several Subjects


Author: William Spurstowe
Publisher: Puritan Publications
ISBN: 1938721284
Category: Religion
Page: 263
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This unique work is a 60 day puritan devotional. It houses 60 short meditations on various subjects that pull in both scripture and spiritual insight into their biblical comparisons; like the morning dew that is likened to the grace of God that descends in bounty each day for the good of his people. Spurstowe spent years developing these 60 devotional readings which cover everything from grace, to holiness, to justification, prayer, diligence, redemption and the majesty of God. The entries are continually magnificent in their employment of God’s grace and the work of Jesus Christ. In the preface, the original publisher said that such writings of Spurstowe were “holy flights of the soul” reaching up to heaven to taste of Christ at the right hand of God the Father. This is a rare puritan gem that should not be missed! This work is not a scan or facsimile, has been carefully transcribed by hand being made easy to read in modern English, and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.