Symbols, Meaning, and the Sacred Quest
SYMBOLS, MEANING, AND THE SACRED QUEST: SPIRITUAL AWAKENING IN JEWISH, CHRISTIAN AND ISLAMIC STORIES
Fed up with violence, hatred, and bigotry? In a world where religious differences often trigger hatred and violence, here is a book that celebrates the beauty, decency, wisdom and unity of all our traditions. When you unveil the inner symbolism of all the world's great scriptures, you find that they are all reminding us that we are children of the same divine source, and we are all here for the same reason; to experience life to its fullest, to love ourselves and each other unconditionally, to open our hearts and minds to the full splendor of the universe, and to awaken that spark of divinity within each one of us that can lift our soul back to that source in conscious communion. (Also available in KINDLE) 444 pp.
“Metaphor and myth come alive and are full of wonder. Bible and Qur'an stories show a deeper, more mysterious, and profoundly inspirational meaning,” – Louisa 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
Rosie & Friends: Unleashed in Berkshire County
Rosie & Friends: Unleashed in Berkshire County
Written by Janet McKinstry; Illustrated by Janet & her dad John McKinstry
This is the story of Rosie’s puppyhood adventures when she lived in the Berkshires with her friends Moses and Kiara on a farm. They were always getting into trouble as they ran around the county. The stories are mostly made up but the people and places in the Berkshires are real.
The book has over 40 pages of full-color, beautifully illustrated pictures. Perfect gift for children, adults and anyone who loves animals.
Rosie is now 13 and lives in Woodstock, N.Y. where she is always happy to greet customers at Reveries.
Rosie would be glad to paw-tograph her book with a special message to the recipient. Simply tell us your message and who the book is for in the notes section upon payment or email us your specific message.
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!
The Song of Songs
THE SONG OF SONGS: FORMATTED AS A LOVERS’ POETIC DIALOGUE
Think the Bible is stuffy? You’re in for a huge surprise. Solomon’s “Song of Songs”, which is found in the Hebrew Bible, is a beautiful, sacred and erotic masterpiece that reverberates on many levels — from the courtship of the king and his betrothed, to the mystical wedding of Heaven and Earth, to the sweet, sensual pillow talk of all happy lovers. This adaptation, which alters none of the words, is merely written out clearly as a poetic dialogue and is meant to be read out loud together by couples. A wonderful Valentine’s Day gift, or any time you are feeling romantic. (Also available in KINDLE). 35 pp.
“The Song of Songs is one of the most beautiful pieces of literature in the world. Reading it aloud with a lover will make it clear why this is so.” – Jennifer Cameron-Smith
The “V” Word: My Yiddishe Vegan e-Book
The “V” Word: My Yiddishe Vegan e-Book
My Yiddishe Vegan is the latest e-cookbook from the award-winning web site, The “V” Word. It contains 50 vegan recipes, mostly gluten-free that are perfect for the Jewish holidays or any day!
These recipes are vegan versions of classic Jewish dishes and recipes the author, Rhea Parsons, grew up eating and/or avoiding. “This e-book is filled with recipes that are a part of my Jewish identity, past and present. Many are dishes my Mother made during my childhood but veganized. Others are new recipes I have developed.”
Recipes include Chopped Mushroom Walnut “Liver,” Charoset, Gefilte “Fish,” Matzoh Ball Soup, Borscht, Kasha Varnishkes, Holishkes, Blintzes, Latkes, Seitan Pot Roast, Knishes, Kugel, Vegan Challah, Vegan and Gluten-Free Challah, Matzoh Brei, Rugelach and Hamantaschen.
The e-book contains full-color photos and easy to follow recipe instructions. There is also a section on How to Make a Vegan Seder Plate.
The e-book is a PDF file. Upon receipt of payment, you will be granted permission to download the file. The download links will be on the order received page, in your email notification and on your “My Account” page.
If you encounter a problem, please contact us at email@example.com and we will email you the file ASAP.
International Orders: Please contact us at woodstockreveries@aol to order.
Note: you may also purchase this e-book as part of a package deal that saves money. See the 4 e-book bundle that is available.
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 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