The Beauty and Nobility of Life: The Restoration of Meaning in a World Overwhelmed by Commercialism, Scientism, and Fundamentalism
2017 Nautilus Book Award Winner: 1st Place Gold Award in the category ‘USA Spiritual Growth & Development”
THE BEAUTY AND NOBILITY OF LIFE has several related themes. First, it critiques many aspects of contemporary life that try to extinguish that radiant “gleam of light” (Emerson’s phrase) we all possess and turn us into powerless servants of the status quo: mindless conformity; excessive consumerism; disrespect for ourselves, others, and nature; and narrow-minded, fall-in-line thinking. The book then turns to the sanctity of the individual, the magnificence of life, and the unity and Oneness of all creation. In a time of so much anger, divisiveness and hate, it emphasizes love, compassion, creativity, dignity, thinking for oneself, standing up to power, and intuiting higher levels of life beyond what can be seen, heard, or touched, in order to transcend our limitations and discover our true place in this marvelous universe.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introduction by Stephen Larsen
- What Went Wrong?
- A Meaningful Education
- Emerson: “I Must Be Myself”
- Science and Reason
- On Healing
- My Brother’s and My Sister’s Keeper
- Beyond Religious Tolerance
- The Stewards of the Earth
The Sacred Chalice
THE SACRED CHALICE: WOMEN OF THE BIBLE – THEIR PSYCHOLOGICAL & SPIRITUAL MEANING
THE SACRED CHALICE is about the remarkable female characters in the Bible and what each represents within our soul. In the Kabbalah, the Sacred Feminine is described as the vessel that accepts and protects the seed, the Light, of the Sacred Masculine, like a chalice filled with wine. Later, she pours forth the contents of the chalice, giving birth to all of nature and life which she will nurture. As you listen with a fresh ear to their stories you will understand why only the Sacred Feminine, in the soul of a human being or the soul of a civilization, can receive the pure, unknowable, endless, Being of God, without trying to limit or define it, and bring it to birth as infinite love and abundance. And only the Sacred Feminine, through pure noetic intuition, can reconnect us to infinite Divine Being, and lead us home. (Also available for KINDLE).
What does this mean? It means that without the Feminine, all spiritual evolution is impossible!
From Joshua to Jesus
FROM JOSHUA TO JESUS: A BRIEF CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS, EMPIRES, LEGENDS AND IDEAS, THAT PAVED THE WAY TO BETHLEHEM
In this comprehensive little book, Andrew Cort brings to life the history and legends of the twelve hundred years between the conquering of the Promised Land and the birth of Jesus. It includes the stories of Saul, David, and Solomon, the building of the Temple and the origin of the Freemason legend, the fate of the Ten Lost Tribes, the miracles of Elijah, the Babylonian Exile, Queen Esther and the Purim Festival, the influence of Aristotle and Epicurus, Judah Maccabee and the story of Chanukah, the building of the second Temple, the canonization of the Hebrew Bible, Caesar and Cleopatra, the Roman oppression, the origins of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes, the birth of Jesus, plus much more. (Also available in KINDLE) 103 pp.
“The reader is taken on an exhilarating journey spanning the tumultuous twelve centuries preceding the birth of Jesus Christ” – Roberta Edgar
The Door is Open
THE DOOR IS OPEN: 7 STEPS OF SPIRITUAL AWAKENING IN MYTH AND SCRIPTURE
The door is always open. The light is always ready to receive us. But we have to learn how to tread the path. Fortunately, all the wonderful myths and legends of ancient Greece, as well as all the sacred and beautiful stories of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, have the common aim of showing us, through symbols and allegories, a practical method for reaching spiritual enlightenment, for returning ‘home’. THE DOOR IS OPEN describes the seven precise steps that are revealed in all great mythology and scripture, along with enjoyable and effective spiritual exercises and activities that are suitable for individual seekers or groups of friends working together. (Also available for KINDLE).
“A wondrous, sparkling fusion of wisdom and insight” – Patricia Santhuf
Self-Love Through The Sacred Feminine: A Guide to Self-Love Through The Paintings and Channelings of Jo Jayson
Jo Jayson’s extraordinary thirteen paintings of Sacred Feminine archetypes, prophetesses and women of strength herald the way to a unique path back towards Self-Love. The thirteen feminine energies came to artist Jo Jayson over the past several years, compelling her to paint their images and spread their powerful messages of Love, Light and Hope. In ‘Self-Love Through the Sacred Feminine’, Jo Jayson gives these Sacred Feminine beings of Light and Spirit a voice, explaining through prayers, meditations, and healing lessons how to reconnect with our inner wisdom, and dance through the spirals of life and the changing seasons. Guided by Spirit, she helps us to understand that we are the expressions and reflections of the Sacred Feminine, and that our souls are “cups full of Source”. We are born wearing a crown; there is nothing more Divine than our own souls. Through the teachings of Guinevere, The Magdalene, Brighid of Ireland, Isis, Mary the Mother, Jeanne d’Arc, Miriam, Guan Yin, Morgan le Fey, Artemis, Kali Ma, Inanna, and Grandmother Spider, we learn how to love ourselves, take back our power, gain courage, forgive, embrace our sensuality, and weave the web of our own lives.
This book has won finalist for the 2017 Covr Visionary Book awards & the Peoples Choice Awards for the Personal Development/Self-Help category.
Paperback; 168 pages
Jo Jayson was born in the United Kingdom, and is a self-taught painter. She began her career as a muralist and decorative painter in London, Sydney, and New York. In 2008, she started working with the Divine Feminine energies. Since then, she has worked as a professional intuitive painter, channel, and teacher. Upon completion of her much-loved “Goddess Chakra Series,” Jo went on to complete the internationally acclaimed “Sacred Feminine Series” of paintings depicting thirteen “Divine Feminine” channeled archetypes. The images and wisdom that Jo receives and shares, has helped women all over the world find empowerment, healing, and inspiration. She is the author of the forthcoming ‘Self-Love Through the Sacred Feminine’, the companion to her ‘Sacred Feminine Guidance Cards and Guidebook’. Jo has spent six years teaching workshops and online courses for healing and self-development in the United States, and offers paintings, prints, meditation kits and CD’s for physical and emotional wellness and empowerment.
The “V” Word Vegan Passover Haggadah e-Book
The “V” Word Vegan Passover Haggadah
For people who hold vegan Passover Seders, there are limited options when it comes to Haggadahs. “This Vegan Haggadah has been lovingly written to combine both the traditional practices of the Passover Seder while also acknowledging the oppression of other living beings which requires breaking with some of those traditions. It is a marriage of old and new, as we expand the scope of those who pray for freedom.
This Haggadah aims to remove the hypocrisy of celebrating freedom at a table filled with products of enslavement, suffering and death and replace it with messages of peace, compassion and ahimsa (non-violence).” – from The “V” Word Vegan Passover Haggadah
This e-book is a 70-page PDF with full-color photos and a few bonus vegan Passover recipes from The “V” Word such as vegan Gefilte fish and matzoh ball soup.
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The American Psyche in Search of its Soul
THE AMERICAN PSYCHE IN SEARCH OF ITS SOUL: FREEDOM, EQUALITY, AND THE RESTORATION OF MEANING
At a time when the nation is becoming more and more divided, when anger and antagonism are percolating everywhere, plenty of exploitative politicians, writers, and media personalities are cheerfully stirring people up with sarcasm, calls to arms, and simplistic, half-baked 'solutions' to America's problems. THE AMERICAN PSYCHE IN SEARCH OF ITS SOUL is written for people who are not willing to be swayed by either the fundamentalist ultra-right or the atheistic ultra-left, but are searching for thoughtful analyses of contemporary problems and thoughtful solutions that respect both the rational mind of humanity and the spirit of humanity. And it is for readers who wish to restore civility and meaning to our national life. (Also available in KINDLE) 252 pp.
“This learned and inspirational book rescues philosophy from the mathematicians, sex from the hedonists, religion from empty sanctimony, and science from barren materialism. A must read for all of us who seek a meaningful life in the new millennium.” – George Gilder
Love, Wisdom and God
LOVE, WISDOM, AND GOD: THE LONGING OF THE WESTERN SOUL
Morality, as secularists know, does not require a deity. Blind faith, as atheists know, often leads to hatred and violence. Taking myth and scripture as literal history, as scientists know, borders on the nonsensical. If religion is to be credible for modern sophisticated people, there has to be more. And there is! In LOVE, WISDOM AND GOD, Andrew Cort demonstrates that in their deepest and most important sense, myths are internal psychological stories. They weave the tale of a soul – your soul – that has descended into material life and must now do the necessary inner work to return 'home'. The book includes astonishing new interpretations and insights into the legends of Greek Mythology, Adam and Eve, and the Eleusinian Mysteries. (Also available in KINDLE) 216 pp.
“Somehow Andrew Cort makes the history of Greek philosophy, Plato and Socrates as interesting as an Indiana Jones thriller!” – Kathleen P. Crowe
The “V” Word: Vegan Desserts e-Book
The “V” Word: Vegan Desserts e-Book
Vegan Desserts is an e-cookbook from the award-winning web site, The “V” Word. It contains 31 vegan dessert recipes, 29 of which are gluten-free. Most are also soy-free or can be made without soy.
These recipes are vegan versions of desserts. The author, Rhea Parsons, says “When I first started cooking, I couldn’t bake. I also swore that I didn’t really like desserts so I didn’t bother to try and learn. But then I did and over time, I learned how to bake – even gluten-free. While I still don’t have the patience it takes to bake and design pretty desserts, I have learned to appreciate some of the science and some of the art of desserts.”
Recipes include muffins, doughnuts, brownies, struffoli, cobblers, cakes, tarts, cookies, mousse, puddings and more.
The e-book contains full-color photos and easy to follow recipe instructions. There are also helpful sections on Vegan Substitutions and Gluten-Free Substitutions.
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