Becoming Mad And Asking Why The River Is Flowing

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Becoming Mad And Asking Why The River Is Flowing

Author : Allu Kuy
ISBN : 1502955083
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This bold and provocative work is a compelling story about the author's spiritual quest as she traveled to the inner worlds to comprehend the "Mind of God," supposedly, through comprehending the enigmatic and elusive Will of God which her Christianized mother always referred to whenever she ran out of answers. To aim and then claim to understand the Mind or the Will of God, is certainly a very ambitious, if not an outrageous attempt. The quest had been very daunting, but which in the end, the storyteller was able to accomplish, in her own fashion, at least. This book is the result of a thorough process of philosophical inquiry which started when the six year old author, pointing to the river flowing in her hometown, asked her caretaker, her very old shaman grandmother, the question: where the river begins and where it ends. This childish question was only the beginning of a profound personal journey into the mysterious worlds of dreams, storytelling, hallucinatory visions; through the angst of existentialism, and through the high abstractions of metaphysics -- all of which unfolds against the backdrop of two powerfully contending paradigms presented by a reputed shaman grandmother and a strong-willed Catechist mother. The narrative took the retelling of indigenous folktales, parables, anecdotes, unusual dreams and original visions -- elements which are an integral part of the biographical episodes of three generations of indigenous women from which the story was based upon. As a philosophical undertaking, the narrative takes an existentialist approach with a distinct shamanic undertone and a saturnine humor. Fundamental questions about God, life, death, afterlife, purpose, and identity, were explored. Abstruse and weighty topics such as freewill, good vs. evil, human suffering, consciousness, perception, and the nature of reality, were also discussed. Anybody with interest in metaphysical philosophy, religions, indigenous peoples, storytelling, anthropology, history, or just anybody looking to be entertained would certainly find this book both informative and entertaining. Although the narrative was taken to the level of metaphysical discourse, the basis of all themes discussed stem from actual historical occurrences and very deep personal experiences -- which everyone who lives on earth, can relate to, as everyone, presumably, is affected both by personal and social issues while at the same time, are consciously or unconsciously searching for meaning, for enlightenment, for happiness, or, for a heaven on earth.
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The New Review

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Different Paths Towards Becoming A Psychoanalyst And Psychotherapist

Author : Arnold WM Rachman
ISBN : 9781000209617
Genre : Psychology
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This book describes the personal journey of a collection of contributors, detailing their pathways to becoming psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, with insights from many of the most interesting analysts in the field. The history of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy indicates that the pioneers were individuals who came from different pathways, such as medicine, law, education, and art. The integration of men and women with different educational and career backgrounds enhance the intellectual and clinical evolution of the field. Here, Arnold Rachman and Harold Kooden have invited a diverse group of practicing clinicians to demonstrate that psychoanalysis and psychotherapy continues to welcome and integrate individuals with a wide variety of intellectual interests and atypical career pathways. In showing how varied and personalized the route into analysis can be, this book will be of great interest to clinicians of all levels and experience, and will offer inspiration to those just entering the profession.
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The First Day Albert Camus Meets Crazy Horse In The Kingdom

Author : Len Blanchard
ISBN : 147724932X
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The seven acts of the drama The First Day are set in the Kingdom of the Great Spirit as this Kingdom might have been imagined by Crazy Horse, the legendary war chief of the Lakota Sioux who was assassinated by the U.S. government in 1877, after he had surrendered. The action occurs on January 5, 1960 when Crazy Horse welcomes the French philosopher and writer Albert Camus to the Kingdom. Camus had been killed in an automobile accident the night before. Following introductions, the two begin a walk that lasts from dawn to dusk and traverses a variety of landscapes. Periodically they stop to converse with others in the Kingdom. These include Native Americans Chief Joseph and Chief Seattle, Jesus, and the poets Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Federico Garcia Lorca. Walt Whitman is accompanied by a young friend named Jimmy, and Jesus finds himself leading a band of some twenty children. The travelers discuss various subjects, personal, historical and philosophical. Their principal interest, however, is the mysterious Almighty Power whose grace makes possible their eternal life. Considering this mystery, they also discuss justice and injustice among mortals, why men who struggled to do good often suffered at the hands of those who did evil, and whether poets and poetry are an influence for good in the affairs of mortals. At the end of the day, having bid good day to their fellow travelers and sitting on a mountain ledge overlooking expansive valleys as the night sky is illuminated by an astounding show of lights, Crazy Horse and Camus are joined by Socrates. Socrates explains why it is no evil on Earth can ultimately hurt a virtuous person and how it is the Almighty is revealed to humans during their mortal lives.
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Sites Of The Uncanny

Author : Eric Kligerman
ISBN : 9783110913934
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Sites of the Uncanny: Paul Celan, Specularity and the Visual Arts is the first book-length study that examines Celan’s impact on visual culture. Exploring poetry’s relation to film, painting and architecture, this study tracks the transformation of Celan in postwar German culture and shows the extent to which his poetics accompany the country’s memory politics after the Holocaust. The book posits a new theoretical model of the Holocaustal uncanny – evolving out of a crossing between Celan, Freud, Heidegger and Levinas – that provides a map for entering other modes of Holocaust representations. After probing Celan’s critique of the uncanny in Heidegger, this study shifts to the translation of Celan’s uncanny poetics in Resnais’ film Night and Fog, Kiefer’s art and Libeskind’s architecture.
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Shreemad Bhagavad Gita

Author : Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda
ISBN : 9783940381705
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The Shreemad Bhagavad Gita is one of the most ancient scriptures in the world. Of all the scriptures, it is said that Gita provides the deepest and most practical knowledge about faith, devotion, surrender, detachment, and a release of expectations and ownership over one’s own actions. But like any teaching, time and unqualified minds can distort scriptures like this and misrepresent what is contained within. It is for that purpose that the Lord continuously takes birth on earth in the form of the Guru to revive the true essence of the Gita and to demonstrate the simplicity and power of the divine message of the Lord. One such Master is Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda, and this book is his personal commentary on this timeless knowledge. Included here are over 900 pages of verses, translations, drawings for every chapter, and Paramahamsa Vishwananda's extensive commentary. Perfect for the beginner as well as those who have read other commentaries, this is more than just a book. It is a guiding light that can be applied to every day, to every thought, and to every moment.
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On Becoming A Jungian Sandplay Therapist

Author : Lenore Steinhardt
ISBN : 9780857006868
Genre : Psychology
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On Becoming a Jungian Sandplay Therapist discusses the deep inner process of entering the sandplay profession and addresses important creative aspects of understanding and practising sandplay. It describes the current theory behind the approach and the roles of the therapist and the client, as well as exploring the healing potential of nature and the numinous in art and sandplay. It provides a detailed case study outlining the ten year sandplay process of an Israeli woman of North African origin, whose fear was transformed by creativity and emotional support. Later chapters look at symbols as containers of power, and discuss the use of individual sandplay in group sessions. Offering a unique creative and spiritual perspective of Jungian sandplay, this book will be an insightful resource for both novice and experienced sandplay therapists, as well as other therapists interested in sandplay training.
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Havasu Means Blue Water

Author : Ivory Simone
ISBN : 9780557938322
Genre : Fiction
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Wilburn, Arizona is a dying town full of broken people. A town with a violent past and a festering grudge held against all those responsible for its plight. When feisty graduate student, Lyla Amir, comes to the town to research the 1918 lynching of a black farmer and his wife by the people of Wilburn, she becomes the catalyst for a series of transformative events that will rewrite the town's history and give it a chance for redemption.
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Amharic English Dictionary

Author : Thomas Leiper Kane
ISBN : 3447028718
Genre : Amharic language
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Water Supply Paper

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The Long Flowing River

Author : Case Stromenberg
ISBN : 9781450240284
Genre : Religion
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The story, not the technique In order to travel down The Long Flowing River, the author frankly assesses some inadequacies of science and religion, and goes a different way by exploring an ancient epic story. Here is a contemporary spiritual search that is paradoxically as old as the hills, about personal meaning and yet not about the authors own biography. As he says in the Preface, his search had to be less subjective and much broader in scope. not just a private matter as there were some major issues involved. The book questions why some of the best in religion and spirituality, including those based on the man Abraham (Ibrahim), has become so very lost or twisted. Is there still a heart of gold to be found among the many versions of his spirituality? That was the authors search, of which he tells as he travels down The Long Flowing River.
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Water Supply Paper

Author : Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Three Verdicts

Author : Donald Findlay
ISBN : 9781906000370
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Donald Findlay's first novel is a revealing and well-paced courtroom drama surrounding the murders of Glasgow hardmen Kevin Boyle and Mick Clark from rival families. The Crown has charged Clark's boss, Charles Gallagher and the defence is lead by James Muirhead, one of Scotland's leading criminal QCs. The case against Gallagher is strong but as it unfolds Muirhead begins to make progress and is able to destroy the testimony of two of the main Crown witnesses. Then Muirhead's life is threatened and he is told to lose the case. Another witness commits perjury and a senior police officer commits suicide. Muirhead is attacked and is left in no doubt that Gallagher must go down. The police join in the race to find who is threatening Muirhead before the case closes. A man with an Irish accent becomes a common factor in both murders and Gallagher's mother begins to sense that all is not what it seems. For Muirhead, the police and Charles Gallagher time is running out... This story portrays that unique clash of cultures, the criminal justice system and the criminal underworld.
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Kenya National Assembly Official Record Hansard

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The official records of the proceedings of the Legislative Council of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, the House of Representatives of the Government of Kenya and the National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya.
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Kenya National Assembly Official Record Hansard

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The official records of the proceedings of the Legislative Council of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, the House of Representatives of the Government of Kenya and the National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya.
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Where The Dragon Meets The Angry River

Author : R. Edward Grumbine
ISBN : 9781597268110
Genre : History
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China’s meteoric rise to economic powerhouse might be charted with dams. Every river in the country has been tapped to power exploding cities and factories—every river but one. Running through one of the richest natural areas in the world, the Nujiang’s raging waters were on the verge of being dammed when a 2004 government moratorium halted construction. Might the Chinese dragon bow to the "Angry River"? Would Beijing put local people and their land ahead of power and profit? Could this remote region actually become a model for sustainable growth? Ed Grumbine traveled to the far corners of China’s Yunnan province to find out. He was driven by a single question: could this last fragment of wild nature withstand China’s unrelenting development? But as he hiked through deep-cut emerald mountains, backcountry villages, and burgeoning tourist towns, talking with trekking guides, schoolchildren, and rural farmers, he discovered that the problem wasn’t as simple as growth versus conservation. In its struggle to "build a well-off society in an all-round way," Beijing juggles a host of competing priorities: health care for impoverished villagers; habitat for threatened tigers; cars for a growing middle class; clean air for all citizens; energy to power new cities; rubber for the global marketplace. Where the Dragon Meets the Angry River is an incisive look at the possible fates of China and the planet. Will the Angry River continue to flow? Will Tibetan girls from subsistence farming families learn to read and write? Can China and the United States come together to lead action on climate change? Far-reaching in its history and scope, this unique book shows us the real-world consequences of conservation and development decisions now being made in Beijing and beyond.
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