The Sacred Continuum

Author: Stephanie Sorensen

Publisher: Devorss Publications

ISBN: 9780875167350

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 103

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"Using as a sound paradigm of prayer the five steps commonly employed in Spiritual Mind Treatment, (Recognition, Unification, Realization, Thanksgiving, and Release), Stephanie Sorensen depicts a life of continuous prayer. Then, selecting five basic areas for "Exercising Your Spirit" -- Unconditional Love; Peace; Wisdom; Wholeness; and Abundant Good -- she furnishes solid pointers and exercises for making Prayer and Life a ceaseless entirety. To "pray without ceasing" has been an elusive goal. Enter, now, The Sacred Continuum and see how it can be achieved."--Provided by publisher.


A worldview is complicated not only by the connections among the points along the sacred/mundane continuum but also by the fact that its symbols of the ultimate realities, and therefore of the ultimate dimensions in all the mundane ...

Author: Robert Cummings Neville

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 1438448856

Category: Philosophy

Page: 406

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This book offers a discussion of issues involved in evaluating welfare reforms, and applies those principles to the evaluation of reform in Wisconsin. It opens with an overview of the different types of program evaluation and summarizes the basic issues that are involved in their conduct. A discussion of general evaluation strategies for the reforms, such as the selection and use of counterfactuals, is followed by consideration of both implementation and impact evaluations of the Wisconsin program. The final section considers the specific impacts of the Wisconsin program. Barnow is interim associate director for research at the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Moffitt is a professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Zen Koans Paradoxical Awakening

*Antinomianism; Gap Religions; Sacred Reality as the Aesthetic Continuum. Sacred Monk. This is the name given to *Manjushri, in that his statue is placed in the center of the monk's hall (zendo). Sacred Reality as the Aesthetic ...

Author: Norman McClelland

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 1977238084

Category: Religion

Page: 657

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “koan”? You probably know koans as paradoxes, and you may believe that they are therefore illogical or intellectually inscrutable—and therefore not useful to the average person. Zen Koans: Paradoxical Awakenings is the tool you need to correct your perceptions of koans and become aware of the benefits of koan practice. Embracing the paradox of the koan can give deeper meaning to life, as well as leading to the Buddhist awakening to your real, non-dual nature. With an experienced Zen teacher as your guide, you can enter more deeply into the three essentials of Zen: great faith, great doubt, and great determination.

Walkers Between the Worlds

consciousness: respect for the land, the essential connection between the work of our hands and the ideals of our hearts, and a sense of community and belonging to the sacred continuum of life. Throughout the centuries of Western ...

Author: Caitlín Matthews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594776008

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

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A comprehensive overview of the Western perennial tradition--the hermetic tradition and the ancient earth wisdom of shamanic indigenous peoples • Provides practical exercises to reawaken mystical awareness and reconnect with the ancient mystery traditions of our ancestors • Reveals how earth wisdom and high magic complement one another In Walkers Between the Worlds, the authors reveal the development of both these traditions that were never far beneath the surface of Western culture and how they complement each other. As the orthodox structures of the West appear increasingly hollow and irrelevant, the Western way trod by the shaman and the magus remains vital, with many practical methods for reawakening awareness and reconnecting with the earth. In addition to its in-depth theoretical analysis, Walkers Between the Worlds contains practical exercises drawn from traditional teaching methods used by both native and hermetic traditions to help the reader explore these mysteries.

Red Medicine

The birth process is often considered part of the same continuum from conception until the burying of the ombligo. Lucila's (2006) explanation of the cuarentena provides insight into this sacred continuum: “You continue growing your ...

Author: Patrisia Gonzales

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816599718

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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Patrisia Gonzales addresses "Red Medicine" as a system of healing that includes birthing practices, dreaming, and purification rites to re-establish personal and social equilibrium. The book explores Indigenous medicine across North America, with a special emphasis on how Indigenous knowledge has endured and persisted among peoples with a legacy to Mexico. Gonzales combines her lived experience in Red Medicine as an herbalist and traditional birth attendant ith in-depth research into oral traditions, storytelling, and the meanings of symbols to uncover how Indigenous knowledge endures over time. And she shows how this knowledge is now being reclaimed by Chicanos, Mexican Americans and Mexican Indigenous peoples. For Gonzales, a central guiding force in Red Medicine is the principal of regeneration as it is manifested in Spiderwoman. Dating to Pre-Columbian times, the Mesoamerican Weaver/Spiderwoman--the guardian of birth, medicine, and purification rites such as the Nahua sweat bath--exemplifies the interconnected process of rebalancing that transpires throughout life in mental, spiritual and physical manifestations. Gonzales also explains how dreaming is a form of diagnosing in traditional Indigenous medicine and how Indigenous concepts of the body provide insight into healing various kinds of trauma. Gonzales links pre-Columbian thought to contemporary healing practices by examining ancient symbols and their relation to current curative knowledges among Indigenous peoples. Red Medicine suggests that Indigenous healing systems can usefully point contemporary people back to ancestral teachings and help them reconnect to the dynamics of the natural world.

The Community in Urban Society

Howard P. Becker (1899—1960): Sacred/Secular Howard Becker's sacred/ secular continuum (1957) is clearly built upon the works of T onnies and Weber, but there are some notable differences. Unlike Tonnies, Becker sometimes discusses ...

Author: Larry Lyon

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609419

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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The community is more than an abstract object of theoretical inquiry. It is also a place where people live. It is difficult to determine where community research and theory merge, because the community is a unique place where theory and the real world come together. Local conditions change and new research techniques emerge. In the second edition of The Community in Urban Society, the authors solve this problem by distilling the historic and foundational theories of community, applying traditional approaches (typology, ecology, systems theory, and conflict theory) to current conditions, and exploring new and relevant theories that impact todays communities. The latest edition also examines recent and emerging technologies that facilitate examination and evaluation of the modern community condition. Updated coverage includes topics such as New Urbanism, modern network analysis methods, the urban political economy approach to community, the growth machine approach, GIS mapping, recent holistic studies, cyberspace communities, and up-to-date discussions of community indicator studies, quality of life, community power, and regime politics.


The sacred–nonsacred distinction is more fluid in practice than in the discourse of concert organizers and some participating artists. We should think in terms of a continuum of performance practices, musical genres, and styles (see ...

Author: Jennifer C. Post

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136089543

Category: Music

Page: 464

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Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader is designed to supplement a textbook for an introductory course in ethnomusicology. It offers a cross section of the best new writing in the field from the last 15-20 years. Many instructors supplement textbook readings and listening assignments with scholarly articles that provide more in-depth information on geographic regions and topics and introduce issues that can facilitate class or small group discussion. These sources serve other purposes as well: they exemplify research technique and format and serve as models for the use of academic language, and collectively they can also illustrate the range of ethnographic method and analytical style in the discipline of ethnomusicology. Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader serves as a basic introduction to the best writing in the field for students, professors, and music professionals. It is perfect for both introductory and upper level courses in world music.

Constructing Spain

22 Sacred sites are places where the gods dwell or reveal themselves to humanity.23 In these sites of revelation the natural world finds itself as part of a continuum stretching from underworld to heavens. Within this continuum the ...

Author: Nathan Richardson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1611483972

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Constructing Spain explores the interactions between culture, geography, and society over fifty years of recent Spanish history through close readings of over a dozen films and novels.

Transforming Ethnomusicology Volume II

In this century, our roots and berries are at risk, further threatening the sacred continuum at the center of ourselves and our community. Greg Cajete states that, from a traditional Indigenous perspective, “Every act, element, plant, ...

Author: Beverley Diamond

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197517552

Category: Music

Page: 273

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This two-volume collection transforms our understanding of the discipline of ethnomusicology by exploring how ethnomusicologists can contribute to positive social and environmental change within institutional frameworks. The second volume focuses on the intersection of ecological and social issues and features a variety of Indigenous perspectives

The Oldest One in Russia

... the creation of this sacred continuum has been exceptionally problematic. As mentioned, only a very small amount of factual information concerning the early phases preceding its hundred years' desertion has been preserved.

Author: Kati Parppei

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004202226

Category: History

Page: 317

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Contributing, for instance, to the fields of nationality and borderland studies, this book offers a fascinating study of the process of “writing a worthy past” for the Russian Orthodox monastery of Valaam during the 18th and 19th centuries.