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 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
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.
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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
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 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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