Art

Signs of Life

The Five Universal Shapes and how to Use Them

Author: Angeles Arrien

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874779332

Category: Art

Page: 93

View: 4259

Explores the cross-cultural meanings of symbols with universal patterns of perception
Education

Signs of life

the five universal shapes and how to use them

Author: Angeles Arrien

Publisher: Arcus Pub Co

ISBN: 9780916955106

Category: Education

Page: 93

View: 6927

Self-Help

The Second Half of Life

Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom

Author: Angeles Arrien

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458770729

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 2073

When you find the courage to change at midlife, Angeles Arrien teaches, ''a miracle happens.'' Your character is opened, deepened, strengthened, softened. You return to your soul's highest values. You are now prepared to create your legacy: an imprint of your dream for our world - a dream that can fully come true in The Second Half of Life. Working with images, poetry, metaphors, and other forms of symbolic language from diverse world cultures, Dr. Arrien introduces us to the Eight Gates of Initiation. By mastering their lessons and gifts, you harvest the meaning and purpose of your life and come into spiritual maturity. With The Second Half of Life, she takes you step-by-step through each gate to deepen your most valuable relationships, reclaim your untended creative talents, and shift your focus from ambition to meaning to grow into the exceptional elder you've always imagined you would one day become.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Four-Fold Way

Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary

Author: Angeles Arrien

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062031921

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 9183

A leading expert on native spirituality and shamanism reveals the four archetypal principles of the Native American medicine wheel and how they can lead us to a higher spirituality and a better world.
Self-Help

Making Sense of People

The Science of Personality Differences

Author: Samuel Barondes

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0134214382

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 2702

A NEW, MORE PRACTICAL EDITION OF THE POPULAR SCIENTIFIC GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING OTHER PEOPLE What really bothers you about your boss—or your daughter’s boyfriend? Why are you so attracted to the person you’re dating? Can you rely on your intuition about people? This book will help you find out. Drawing on extensive research, renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist Samuel Barondes gives you powerful tools for understanding what people are really like and how they got that way. Now improved with easy, step-by-step “practical summaries,” these tools will help you quickly assess anyone’s tendencies, patterns, character, and sense of identity. You’ll learn how to combine these into a unified picture of who that person is. With these insights, you can choose more satisfying relationships, recognize telltale signs of dysfunction and danger, and savor the complexity and uniqueness of everyone you meet. A quick, easy system for understanding anyone! Supplement your intuition Identify character strengths and weaknesses Make better decisions about whom to seek out and whom to avoid Find out how all personalities are shaped by two great chance events: the set of genes we happen to be born with, and the world we happen to grow up in
Business & Economics

The Inner Lives of Markets

How People Shape Them?And They Shape Us

Author: Ray Fisman,Tim Sullivan

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610394933

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6507

What is a market? To most people it is a shopping center or an abstract space in which stock prices vary minutely. In reality, a market is something much more fundamental to being human, and it affects not just the price of tomatoes but the boundaries of everything we value. Reading the newspapers these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that markets are getting ever more efficient—and better. But as Tim Sullivan and Ray Fisman argue in this insightful book, that view is far from complete. For one thing, efficiency isn't always a good thing—illegal markets are very often more efficient than legal ones, because they are free of concern for laws and human rights. But even more importantly, the chatter about efficiency has obscured a much broader conversation about what kind of economic exchange we actually want. Every regulation, every sticker price, and every sale is part of an ever-changing ecosystem—one that affects us as much as we affect it. By tracing 50 years of economic thought on this subject, Fisman and Sullivan show how markets have evolved—and how we can keep making them better. This leads to fascinating and surprising insights, such as: Why your $10,000 used car is likely to sell for $2,000 or less; Why you should think twice before buying batteries on Amazon; and Why it's essential that healthy people buy medical insurance. In the end, The Inner Lives of Markets argues for a new way of thinking about how you spend your money—it shows that every transaction you make is part of a grand social experiment. We are all guinea pigs running through a lab maze, and the sooner we realize it, the more effectively we can navigate the path we want.
Business & Economics

The Only Certain Freedom

The Transformative Journey of the Entrepreneur

Author: Patrick O'Neill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781775172208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 7485

The Only Certain Freedom describes Patrick O'Neill's struggles to take control of his career path while connecting each twist and turn of his story to different ancient myths, clarifying the common threads of human struggle and illuminating the profound wisdom at the heart of human experience. A must-read for entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Medical

Guided Reflection

A Narrative Approach to Advancing Professional Practice

Author: Christopher Johns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444347977

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 6962

"...an important text for practitioners...this text is a valuable tool that develops self-inquiry skills." Journal of Advanced Nursing Reflection is widely recognised as an invaluable tool in health care, providing fresh insights which enable practitioners to develop their own practice and improve the quality of their care. Guided Reflection: A Narrative Approach to Advancing Professional Practice introduces the practitioner to the concept of guided reflection, in which the practitioner is assisted by a mentor (or 'guide') in a process of self-enquiry, development, and learning through reflection in order to effectively realise one’s vision of practice and self as a lived reality. Guided reflection is grounded in individual practice, and can provide deeply meaningful insights into self-development and professional care. The process results in a reflexive narrative, which highlights key issues for enhancing healthcare practice and professional care. Reflection: A Narrative Approach to Advancing Professional Practice uses a collection of such narratives from everyday clinical practice to demonstrate the theory and practicalities of guided reflection and narrative construction. In this second edition, Chris Johns has explored many of the existing narratives in more depth. Many new contributions have been added including several more innovative reflections, such as performance and art.These narratives portray the values inherent in caring, highlight key issues in clinical practice, reveal the factors that constrain the quest to realise practice, and examine the ways practitioners work towards overcoming these constraints.
Religion

Race and Place

How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation

Author: David P. Leong

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830881026

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 6132

Geography matters. We long for diverse, thriving neighborhoods and churches, yet racial injustices persist. Why? Because geographic structures and systems create barriers to reconciliation and prevent the flourishing of our communities. Race and Place reveals the profound ways in which these geographic forces and structures sustain the divisions among us. Urban missiologist David Leong, who resides in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country, unpacks the systemic challenges that are rarely addressed in the conversation about racial justice. The evening news may deliver story after story that causes us to despair. But Leong envisions a future of belonging and hope in our streets, towns, cities, and churches. A discussion about race needs to go hand in hand with a discussion about place. This book is a welcome addition to a conversation that needs to include both.
Humor

Signs of Life

Author: Kpt Publishing

Publisher: KPT Publishing

ISBN: 9781944833329

Category: Humor

Page: 48

View: 6365

As you embark on a trip, whether its down the street, across town, or across an ocean, we encounter signs to help us navigate our day. This book captures slight differences, mistakes turned into humorous blunders, and outright clever artistic liberties on signs to deliver a delightful road map without boundaries. The Signs of Life gift book will leave you laughing with signs from around the globe; at times witty and comical, it may have you scratching your head and wondering what is coming next.
Art

The Telling Image

Shapes of Changing Times

Author: Lois Farfel Stark

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626344728

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 5246

Seeing the World Through Shape How do humans make sense of the world? In answer to this timeless question, award winning documentary filmmaker, Lois Farfel Stark, takes the reader on a remarkable journey from tribal ceremonies in Liberia and the pyramids in Egypt, to the gravity-defying architecture of modern China. Drawing on her experience as a global explorer, Stark unveils a crucial, hidden key to understanding the universe: Shape itself. The Telling Image is a stunning synthesis of civilization’s changing mindsets, a brilliantly original perspective urging you to re-envision history not as a story of kings and wars but through the lens of shape. In this sweeping tour through time, Stark takes us from migratory humans, who imitated a web in round-thatched huts and stone circles, to the urban ladder of pyramids and skyscrapers, organized by hierarchy and measurements, to today’s world of interconnected networks. ​In The Telling Image Stark reveals how buildings, behaviors, and beliefs reflect humans’ search for pattern and meaning. We can read the past and glimpse the future by watching when shapes shift. Stark’s beautifully illustrated book asks of all its readers: See what you think.
Art

Design by Nature

Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design

Author: Maggie Macnab

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132622416

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 370

In Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design, author Maggie Macnab takes you on an intimate and eclectic journey examining the unending versatility of nature, showing how to uncover nature’s ingenuity and use it to create beautiful and compelling designed communications. Written for designers and creative thinkers of all types, this book will guide you through a series of unexpected a-ha! moments that describe relationships among nature, art, science, technology, and design. Through explanation and example, you will learn about natural processes, consisting of everyday patterns and shapes that are often taken for granted, but that can be used effectively in visual messaging. Explore the principles all human beings intuitively use to understand the world and learn to incorporate nature’s patterns and shapes into your work for more meaningful design. By recognizing and appreciating a broad range of relationships, you can create more aesthetic and effective design, building communications that encompass the universal experience of being part of nature, and that are relevant to a worldwide audience. Teaches how to understand and integrate the essential processes of nature’s patterns and shapes in design Includes key concepts, learning objectives, definitions, and exercises to help you put what you learn into practice Features a foreword by Debbie Millman and reviews and discussions of practice and process by some of the world’s leading designers, including Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and Ellen Lupton Includes profiles of street artist Banksy, creative director and author Kenya Hara, and typographical designer Erik Spiekermann
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Tarot Handbook

Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols

Author: Angeles Arrien

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874778953

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 5104

Describes and interprets the Thoth tarot deck for insights into personal and spiritual development
Art

The Telling Image

Shapes of Changing Times

Author: Lois Farfel Stark

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626344728

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 8050

Seeing the World Through Shape How do humans make sense of the world? In answer to this timeless question, award winning documentary filmmaker, Lois Farfel Stark, takes the reader on a remarkable journey from tribal ceremonies in Liberia and the pyramids in Egypt, to the gravity-defying architecture of modern China. Drawing on her experience as a global explorer, Stark unveils a crucial, hidden key to understanding the universe: Shape itself. The Telling Image is a stunning synthesis of civilization’s changing mindsets, a brilliantly original perspective urging you to re-envision history not as a story of kings and wars but through the lens of shape. In this sweeping tour through time, Stark takes us from migratory humans, who imitated a web in round-thatched huts and stone circles, to the urban ladder of pyramids and skyscrapers, organized by hierarchy and measurements, to today’s world of interconnected networks. ​In The Telling Image Stark reveals how buildings, behaviors, and beliefs reflect humans’ search for pattern and meaning. We can read the past and glimpse the future by watching when shapes shift. Stark’s beautifully illustrated book asks of all its readers: See what you think.
Gardening

Cultivating Sacred Space

Gardening for the Soul

Author: Elizabeth Murray

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764903601

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 9597

Linda Greenlaw hadn't been blue-water fishing for ten years, since the great events chronicled in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean, when an old friend offered her the captaincy on his boat, Seahawk, for a season of swordfishing. She took the bait, of course, and thus opened a new chapter in a life that had already seen enough adventure for three lifetimes.The Seahawk turns out to be the rustiest of buckets, with sprung, busted, and ancient equipment guaranteed to fail at any critical moment. Life is never dull out on the Grand Banks, and no one is better at capturing the flavor and details of the wild ride that is swordfishing, from the technical complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather and waves to the sheer beauty of the open water. The trip is full of surprises, "a bit hardier and saltier than I had hoped for," but none more unexpected than when the boat's lines inadvertently drift across the Canadian border and she lands in jail. Seaworthy is about nature -- human and other; about learning what you can control and what you do when fate takes matters out of your control. It's about how a middle-aged woman who sets a high bar for herself copes with challenge and change and frustration, about the struggle to succeed or fail on your own terms, and above all, about learning how to find your true self when you're caught between land and sea.

Finding Meaning with Mandalas-A Therapist's Guide to Creating Mandalas with Children

Author: Tracy Turner-Bumberry LPC, RPT-S

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0996419918

Category:

Page: 170

View: 1246

This book will give therapists valuable insight into the history and meaning of mandalas. Fifty mandala interventions are included with clear directions as well as guidelines on how to introduce, create and process a mandala creation with clients. Mandalas are fun and meaningful interventions for clients of all ages! This book will be a valuable addition to therapists who wish to incorporate mindfulness into their therapy practice.
Philosophy

The Nine Muses

A Mythological Path to Creativity

Author: Angeles Arrien

Publisher: J P Tarcher

ISBN: 9780874779998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

View: 6922

Examines the creative abilities of the Muses, the nine daughters of the Greek god Zeus, and suggests ways to invoke such qualities to cultivate storytelling, dance, innovation, and recreation.
History

Visions of Empire

How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World

Author: Krishan Kumar

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400884918

Category: History

Page: 600

View: 4107

What the rulers of empire can teach us about navigating today's increasingly interconnected world The empires of the past were far-flung experiments in multinationalism and multiculturalism, and have much to teach us about navigating our own increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Until now, most recent scholarship on empires has focused on their subject peoples. Visions of Empire looks at their rulers, shedding critical new light on who they were, how they justified their empires, how they viewed themselves, and the styles of rule they adopted toward their subjects. Krishan Kumar provides panoramic and multifaceted portraits of five major European empires—Ottoman, Habsburg, Russian/Soviet, British, and French—showing how each, like ancient Rome, saw itself as the carrier of universal civilization to the rest of the world. Sometimes these aims were couched in religious terms, as with Islam for the Ottomans or Catholicism for the Habsburgs. Later, the imperial missions took more secular forms, as with British political traditions or the world communism of the Soviets. Visions of Empire offers new insights into the interactions between rulers and ruled, revealing how empire was as much a shared enterprise as a clash of oppositional interests. It explores how these empires differed from nation-states, particularly in how the ruling peoples of empires were forced to downplay or suppress their own national or ethnic identities in the interests of the long-term preservation of their rule. This compelling and in-depth book demonstrates how the rulers of empire, in their quest for a universal world order, left behind a legacy of multiculturalism and diversity that is uniquely relevant for us today.
Fiction

Slaughterhouse-five

Or, The Children's Crusade, a Duty-dance with Death

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0385333846

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 1911

Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present