Founder of the Institute for Staged Recovery in New York City and creator of "Authentic Process Therapy," Picucci is an addictions counselor who bases his methods primarily on personal experience. In this updated edition of his self-published Complete Recovery, Picucci describes a "Stage Two" recovery program for evolving beyond freedom from addictions to "holism," which encompasses joy, bliss, love, empowerment, creativity, respect for all life, and peace. Picucci makes an interesting distinction between recovery from addictions and childhood traumas" and "recovery of fulfillment, wisdom, serenity, and emotional, spiritual and sexual wholeness. Using a structure of 12 stations, which can be visited and revisited in any order as often as needed, he guides readers through six fundamental and six emergent modules of this process for healing the "spiritual-sexual split" and the "cultural pain... of oppressed minorities," and ultimately achieving the "shame-free presentation of self." Picucci says he offers "nothing less than a re-birthing process" through a combination of one-on-one psychotherapy, support groups and spirituality. His own life experiences as a gay man, once married, now HIV positive, surviving AIDS, cancer, a heart attack, triple-bypass surgery and drug and alcohol addictions give him a uniquely credible perspective on healing and wholeness. In his cogent, well-organized handbook, Picucci functions a bit like the gay shamans who had a special place in North American Indian tribes. His compassionate acceptance of diversity will inspire many readers to care to take the next step and seek the help they need.
The Transcribed Talks of Silent Temple, Volume I contains fearless, deeply penetrating insights, offering radical transformation and true freedom to each of us as unique individuals. Bold - in a category all of its own - this book provides a much-needed, new window to the nature of our existences, institutions, and interrelationship with our universe. Consisting of talks given by Sean McKenzie (aka Silent Temple) to a select group of people over several years, this book is neoZen in its orientation but unbounded with respect to any tradition or form of spirituality. Refreshingly truthful, authentic, and intuitive, realizations are given that cannot be found elsewhere. For a unique read that presents tools for self-awareness and growth, a better book cannot be found. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sean McKenzie is a poet, writer, singer, painter, and free spirit. Over the last several years he developed a form of neoZen named Silent Temple. As a practice, this new form of Zen encourages radical individualism, creativity, and kindness outside of traditional structures. Presently in paperback and ebook is The Path, a book of poetry by the author (with the nom de plume Silent Temple). Additional volumes of The Transcribed Talks of Silent Temple by Sean McKenzie will be forthcoming, as well as a book of poetry about Finland titled Songs of Suomi. Refreshingly truthful, authentic, and intuitive, realizations are given that cannot be found elsewhere. For a unique read that presents tools for self-awareness and growth, a better book cannot be found. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sean McKenzie is a poet, writer, singer, painter, and free spirit. Over the last several years he developed a form of neoZen named Silent Temple. As a practice, this new form of Zen encourages radical individualism, creativity, and kindness outside of traditional structures. Presently in paperback and ebook is The Path, a book of poetry by the author (with the nom de plume Silent Temple). Additional volumes of The Transcribed Talks of Silent Temple by Sean McKenzie will be forthcoming, as well as a book of poetry about Finland titled Songs of Suomi.
This book gives readers an inspirational thought and a useful tool — an original affirmation — to be read each day. Each entry has a heading, a short message or meditation, and an affirmation. This new edition of a classic puts the timeless words of Shakti Gawain into a beautiful, fresh package.
• Highly effective strategies that help people and businesses succeed using the five elements of water, air, earth, fire, and ether. • The five elements represent emotion, mind, body, drive, and soul. • Presents case studies from Seivert's organizational and executive clients in financial services, health care, government, academics, technology, retail, and marketing. • The unique tools in The Balancing Act can be applied equally well to businesses, families, or personal relationships. Have you ever had one of those days when everything went right? When the initiatives you started at work came together like clockwork, when a family outing seemed like fun and not labor, when you and that special someone felt your relationship taking off under its own power? Those times were not accidental. They happen when the key elements of any system--a business, a family, a relationship--come into balance, and then function in a state of synergy where the whole becomes much more than the sum of the parts. In The Balancing Act, consultant and personal coach Sharon Seivert shows how you can create this magical state of affairs in your life, love, and work on a daily basis. Starting with an extensive questionnaire that lets you evaluate the health of your business, relationships, and self, Seivert teaches you how to recognize which of the five traditional elements that make up any system are in balance and which need more of your attention. Exercises and tips for nourishing each element demonstrate how you can take a proactive role in bringing your life successfully into a state of balanced harmony.
"This beautifully illustrated gift edition of Heart Thoughts is a collection of meditations, spiritual treatments, and excerpts from my lectures. It focuses on aspects of our day-to-day experiences, and is meant to guide and assist you in particular areas where you may be having difficulty. It is now time for you to release old beliefs and old habits, and the meditations and treatments within these pages can help you build your confidence as you make necessary changes in your life. This is a time of awakening. Know that you are always safe. And also know that it's possible to move from th.
"[This volume] makes the statement that democracy matters, that engagement in the community is essential to maintain our democratic values, and that civic engagement plays a significant role in educating our citizens." -- Sharon Hamilton and Robert Orr, Directors, Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Quick Hits for Educating Citizens presents university faculty and administrators with ideas and strategies for integrating civic education into university curricula. Fifty-eight succinct essays from across the disciplines offer successful models of curriculum-based civic education activities and strategies for engaging students outside the classroom. Reflecting best practices as well as individual approaches to educating students for citizenship, this is an outstanding resource for university faculty in every discipline, as well as administrators and students in schools of education.
BOOKS BY DR. JOSEPH MURPHY The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power The Cosmic Energizer: Miracle Power of the Universe The Cosmic Power Within You Great Bible Truths for Human Problems The Healing Power of Love How to Attract Money How to Pray with a Deck of Cards How to Use the Power of Prayer How to Use Your Healing Power Infinite Power for Richer Living Living Without Strain Love is Freedom Magic of Faith Mental Poisons and Their Antidotes The Miracle of Mind Dynamics Miracle Power for Infinite Riches Peace Within Yourself The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind Pray Your Way Through It Prayer is the Answer Psychic Perception: The Meaning of Extrasensory Power Quiet Moments with God Secrets of the I Ching Songs of God Special Meditations for Health, Wealth, Love, and Expression Stay Young Forever Supreme Mastery of Fear Telepsychics: The Magic Power of Perfect Living Why Did This Happen to Me? Within You is the Power Write Your Name in the Book of Life Your Infinite Power to be Rich
Guiding readers through key writers and genres, historical contexts and major theoretical approaches, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of popular fiction. Charting the rise of commercial fiction from the 19th century to today, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction includes introductory surveys, written by leading scholars, to a wide range of popular genres, including: Science Fiction Crime Writing Romance and Chick Lit Adventure Stories and Lad Lit Horror Graphic Novels Children's Literature Part II of the book also includes case-study readings of key writers and texts, from the work of HG Wells, Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler to more recent books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The book also includes a chapter covering "The Writer's Perspective" on popular publishing, while annotated guides to further reading and online resources throughout give students the tools they need to pursue independent study on their courses.