Incorporating anecdotes from the author’s many nature retreats, Buddhist wisdom and teachings, important nature writings by others, and nature itself, the book invites readers to participate in, not just observe, nature; develop a loving ...
Author: Mark Coleman
Publisher: New World Library
“Nature deficit disorder” has become an increasingly challenging problem in our hypermodern world. In Awake in the Wild, Mark Coleman shows seekers how to remedy this widespread malady by reconnecting with nature through Buddhism. Each short (two to three pages) chapter includes a concrete nature meditation relating to such topics as Attuning to the Natural World, Reflecting the Rhythms of Nature, Walking with Compassion, Releasing the Inner Noise, Freeing the Animal Within, Coming into the Peace of Wild Things, Weathering the Storms of Life, and more. Incorporating anecdotes from the author’s many nature retreats, Buddhist wisdom and teachings, important nature writings by others, and nature itself, the book invites readers to participate in, not just observe, nature; develop a loving connection with the earth as a form of environmental activism; decrease urban alienation through experiencing nature; embody nature’s peaceful presence; and connect with ancient spiritual wisdom through nature meditations.
Truffaut's The Wild Child is the story of a “wolf boy” who lived like an animal in the
woods, and about the doctor who adopted him and tried to civilize him. The story
is essentially true, drawn from an actual case in eighteenth-century France, and ...
Author: Roger Ebert
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Performing Arts
For nearly half a century, Roger Ebert’s wide knowledge, keen judgment, prodigious energy, and sharp sense of humor made him America’s most renowned and beloved film critic. From Ebert’s Pulitzer Prize to his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, from his astonishing output of daily reviews to his pioneering work on television with Gene Siskel, his was a career in cinema criticism without peer. Arriving fifty years after Ebert published his first film review in 1967, this second edition of Awake in the Dark collects Ebert’s essential writings into a single, irresistible volume. Featuring new Top Ten Lists and reviews of the years’ finest films through 2012, this edition allows both fans and film buffs to bask in the best of an extraordinary lifetime’s work. Including reviews from The Godfather to GoodFellas and interviews with everyone from Martin Scorsese to Meryl Streep, as well as showcasing some of Ebert’s most admired essays—among them a moving appreciation of John Cassavetes and a loving tribute to the virtues of black-and-white films—Ebert’s Awake in the Dark is a treasure trove not just for fans of this era-defining critic, but for anyone desiring a compulsively readable chronicle of the silver screen. Stretching from the dramatic rise of rebel Hollywood and the heyday of the auteur to the triumph of blockbuster films such as Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, to the indie revolution that is still with us today, Awake in the Dark reveals a writer whose exceptional intelligence and daily bursts of insight and enthusiasm helped shape the way we think about the movies. But more than this, Awake in the Dark is a celebration of Ebert’s inimitable voice—a voice still cherished and missed.
No one is allowed to talk. We are walking along a concrete path toward a big
room. Finally, we reach the door, which is open. My mother stops suddenly. I look
at her face. Her eyes are wild—she looks like a wild animal. She shouts
Author: Shira Nayman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A collection of tales about the contemporary lives of the children of Holocaust victims and perpetrators features protagonists who in turn struggle with questions about their Jewish identities and embark on journeys of self-discovery to uncover their parents' dark secrets. A first collection. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Végghia , s . f . watching , the state Véglia , s . f . rout , w cling .sumato indarno ?
how many so - of being awake . ... he is no assembly . appeared , except that of
the wild sooner awake , but he gets up Veglievole , adj . vigilant , watch . beast .
Author: Giuseppe Baretti
Category: English language
A real wild-animal kind of wolf. Which meant she should be trying to get the hell
away before it decided to attack. Her gaze shot back to the wild animal, and while
her mind created images of the creature snarling, ready to pounce, what she ...
Author: C. C. Hunter
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Step into the world of Shadow Falls, a camp that helps teens tap into their special...talents. Once you visit, you'll never forget it—and you'll never, ever be the same. From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she's had one burning question: What am I? Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity...and what her burgeoning powers mean. And now she'll need them more than ever, because she's being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew who she was supposed to save. And how... But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart. Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he's still visiting Kylie in her dreams. And Derek, a sexy half Fae who's always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns. Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it's tearing her up inside. Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls. It's about to threaten everything she holds dear...and bring her closer to her destiny. Awake at Dawn is the second installment in C.C. Hunter's young adult fantasy series.
Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice Belden C. Lane ... For nature exercises in
practicing mindfulness, see Mark Coleman, Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in
Nature as a Path to SelfDiscovery (Makawao, HI: Inner Ocean Publishing, 2006).
Author: Belden C. Lane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters--Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh--demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings--Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim--but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love. An enchanting narrative for Christians of all denominations, Backpacking with the Saints is an inspiring exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of backcountry wandering, and of how the wilderness itself becomes a way of knowing-an ecology of the soul.
In the end we come to find a confused little boy in his nightshirt, with wild hair and
wide-awake eyes. He is caught up in his bed sheets, sprawled acrobatically upon
the floor with legs splayed. Sometimes his mother or another family mem- ber ...
Author: Katherine Roeder
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
The first study to place this genius of modern comics creation in his historical context
Wild. Goose. Chase. I am always listening for the sound of geese whenever the
gray winds of November begin to blow. It has to ... All that autumn I would lie
awake in bed at night, dreaming and scheming on how to take my first goose. I
Author: Jack Kulpa
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
Category: Sports & Recreation
This new collection, drawn from work that appeared in such magazines as Field and Stream, Sports Afield contains thirty-two essays organized into four parts.
All was soon silent as death , excepting the yelling , howling , and wailing of the
wild beasts , to keep away which we adopted the usual ... There is no half -
awake business in the lynx - eyed watchfulness of a dweller in the wilderness .
Author: Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Category: United States
Cohen, Michael J. Reconnecting with Nature: Finding Wellness through
Restoring Your Bond with the Earth. Corvallis, OR: Ecopress, 1997. Coleman,
Mark. Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery. Maui,
HI: Inner ...
Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Category: Family & Relationships
For many of us, thinking about the future conjures up images of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a post-apocalyptic dystopia stripped of nature. Richard Louv, author of the landmark bestseller Last Child in the Woods, urges us to change our vision of the future, suggesting that if we reconceive environmentalism and sustainability, they will evolve into a larger movement that will touch every part of society. This New Nature Movement taps into the restorative powers of the natural world to boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv offers renewed optimism while challenging us to rethink the way we live.
... The Laundry, Jack Kornfield • Andy Goldsworthy:A Collaboration with Nature,
Andy Goldsworthy • Animal Speak, Ted Andrews • Art & Fear, David Bayles and
Ted Orland • Awake in the Wild, Mindfulness in Nature as a Path
It was the loud clanging of metal against metal that jolted Lane awake in the
middle of the night. The red letters on the digital clock read 3:10 AM. Heart
pounding, ears ringing, she swung her legs to the side of the bed, grabbed her
fleece robe, ...
Author: Kat Martin
Publisher: Zebra Books
"I love her books." --Linda Lael Miller "Gloriously suspenseful. . .magnificent reading. . .Martin is superb." --RT Book Reviews Alaska Where the men are as bold and untamed as America's last wilderness It's been three years since Lane Bishop tragically lost her fiancé, and she's finally ready to risk her heart on someone else. The hot look in Dylan Brodie's eyes says he's going to be that man. But when Lane flies to the remote 1930's fishing lodge to help him renovate, she discovers a little girl who won't speak, eerie legends and strange sounds in the night. And when she investigates the history of the lodge, she uncovers a legacy of injustice and murder. As danger stalks his daughter and the woman he is coming to love, Dylan must risk everything to uncover the shocking truth.
Long after she fell asleep, I lay awake in the next room, listening to her peaceful
exhalations. I had convinced myself for many months that I didn't really mind the
absence of intimacy in my life, the lack of real human connection, but the ...
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. A 2007 film adaptation of Into the Wild was directed by Sean Penn and starred Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.
... watch, I felt I was the only person awake in the world. The darkness amplified
each sound, but I needed to keep my wits about me. I didn't want to be the one to
bother Dad for an embarrassing nonevent like a scrub harebounding toward me.
Author: Boyd Varty
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“This is a gorgeous, lyrical, hilarious, important book. . . . Read this and you may find yourself instinctively beginning to heal old wounds: in yourself, in others, and just maybe in the cathedral of the wild that is our true home.”—Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star Boyd Varty had an unconventional upbringing. He grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, a place where man and nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders. Founded more than eighty years ago as a hunting ground, Londolozi was transformed into a nature reserve beginning in 1973 by Varty’s father and uncle, visionaries of the restoration movement. But it wasn’t just a sanctuary for the animals; it was also a place for ravaged land to flourish again and for the human spirit to be restored. When Nelson Mandela was released after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, he came to the reserve to recover. Cathedral of the Wild is Varty’s memoir of his life in this exquisite and vast refuge. At Londolozi, Varty gained the confidence that emerges from living in Africa. “We came out strong and largely unafraid of life,” he writes, “with the full knowledge of its dangers.” It was there that young Boyd and his equally adventurous sister learned to track animals, raised leopard and lion cubs, followed their larger-than-life uncle on his many adventures filming wildlife, and became one with the land. Varty survived a harrowing black mamba encounter, a debilitating bout with malaria, even a vicious crocodile attack, but his biggest challenge was a personal crisis of purpose. An intense spiritual quest takes him across the globe and back again—to reconnect with nature and “rediscover the track.” Cathedral of the Wild is a story of transformation that inspires a great appreciation for the beauty and order of the natural world. With conviction, hope, and humor, Varty makes a passionate claim for the power of the wild to restore the human spirit. Praise for Cathedral of the Wild “Extremely touching . . . a book about growth and hope.”—The New York Times “It made me cry with its hard-won truths about human and animal nature. . . . Both funny and deeply moving, this book belongs on the shelf of everyone who seeks healing in wilderness.”—BookPage
They do not lay awake in the dark and weep for their sins. They do not make me
sick discussing their duty to God. No one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with
the mania of owning things, Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived ...
Author: Grey Owl
Category: Biography & Autobiography
First published in 1935, Pilgrims of the Wild is Grey Owl’s autobiographical account of his transition from successful trapper to preservationist. With his Iroquois wife, Anahereo, Grey Owl set out to protect the environment and the endangered beaver. Powerful in its simplicity, Pilgrims of the Wild tells the story of Grey Owl’s life of happy cohabitation with the wild creatures of nature and the healing powers of what he referred to as "the great Northland" of "Over the Hills and Far Away." A bestseller at the time, Pilgrims of the Wild helped establish Grey Owl’s international reputation as a conservationist. His legacy of warnings against the degradations of nature and the dangers of industry live on, despite the posthumous revelation that he wasn’t, in fact, the First Nations man he claimed to be.
So amid the dark woes , that o ' ershadow thee now , As thy bark by the wild
storm is driven , The hopes of the Bible still brighter shall glow , Till thou awake in
the pure light of heaven . Remember thy Bible when thou nearest the brink Of ...
Author: A. P. Mead
Category: Camp meetings
... which are not covered in the convolute corolla , hides their identity and makes
the change which takes place when they unveil their radiant faces to the setting
sun the more startling . They intend to watch all night and by sunset all are awake
Author: Mary Elizabeth Parsons
If the kerchief is not worn , he will probably possess a grey or dark wide - awake ,
in which three or four ostrich feathers are arranged , both for ornament and to
attract the flies from the face . A jacket of some kind surmounts a flannel shirt ...
Author: Alfred Wilks Drayson
Category: Africa, Southern
... and when far , far away , those words are sung by rough voices in the
forecastle , he will think of thee , beauteous maiden , and thy dulcet notes — think
of thee , perhaps , in the lonely night - watch ; or , when lying awake in his
hammock , he ...
Author: Watts Phillips
Category: London (England)
the safety of this whole company in my hands , and it won't do to shut my eyes
again . No fear of it , for I never felt more wide - awake in my life . ” The natives
looked like so many logs lying near the fire , their swarthy faces glistening as
Author: Phineas Taylor Barnum