Author: Sara Maitland
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
In her late forties, after a noisy upbringing as one of six children and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland found herself living alone in the country and, to her surprise, falling in love with silence. In this fascinating, intelligent, and beautifully written book, Maitland describes how she set out to explore this new love, spending periods of silence in the Sinai desert, the Scottish hills, and a remote cottage on the Isle of Skye. Maitland delves deep into the rich cultural history of silence, exploring its significance in fairy tale and myth, its importance to the Western and Eastern religious traditions, and its use in psychoanalysis and artistic expression. Her story culminates in her building a hermitage on an isolated moor in Galloway, and as she guides readers through experiences of silence in this new home, she evokes a sense of peace that includes the reader in its intimate tranquility.
Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Garth had given the mighty Sword of Bheleu into the Forgotten King's keeping. Now he needed it back, and the King demanded that Garth bring him the Book of Silence in exchange -but Garth feared that the King would use the Book to bring about an Age of Death
The Voice of Silence is a book of selected poems written by Shehla Ashkar, that is a sure treat to delight all poetry lovers ! This book is a poetical journey that traverses across the landscapes of love, life, reality, pain, ruthlessness, abandonment, anguish, frustration and even death! SILENCE is not silent. . . says the poet and the writer, Shehla Ashkar. According to her, silence has the voice that boldly holds different feelings, emotions or sentiments of one's inner space. This collection of poems called The Voice of Silence speaks much of the above said variable mix of thoughts, emotions and feelings, invoked by various facets of life that may reside inside the soul of every human. The Voice of Silence surely is going to be a page turner to anyone looking out for a solace in reading and enjoying the lines, within which you may find your own reflection here and there. . . in between the lines !
Author: Alexander Smellie
Publisher: Sagwan Press
Release Date: 2018-02-07
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A Witch's Book of Silence will help you deepen your practice and increase the efficacy of your magic. Silence is the space from which creative impulse flows. In silence we touch the power we call God/dess and become attuned to wisdom beyond our own. We learn to commune with the spirits of land, our ancestors and others of the unseen realms. We enter the ineffable mystery sought by ancient and contemporary mystics alike. Through silent communion we attain ecstatic union with the Divine. The book addresses some of the most pressing and controversial concerns of the Craft as both a modern-day movement and private, religious system. A Witch's Book of Silence is a mirror for us individually and collectively. Here we see reflected our beauty and power as well as our fear and foibles. Divided into three segments. The first defines terms, explores concepts and discusses how and why we resist the practice of silence. The second segment offers practices leading the seeker into the heart of silence where the mysteries are revealed . The final segment offers a glimpse of what awaits us should we dare to steep ourselves in the cauldron of transformation. A Witch's Book of Silence is born out of decades of studying, practicing and teaching the art of Witchcraft during which time the author noted the impact of the internet on the transfer of once closely guarded information. The Witch's Pyramid became unbalanced as the powers to Know, Will and Dare were highly sought after while Keeping Silent fell out of fashion--a silly, scary and inconsequential relic of the past. The Witch must confront and overcome her fear and resistance to entering the realms of silence. Keeping silent is necessary to build power, perform effective magic and engage deeply with the mysteries. While written from the perspective of a Feri Witch, the concerns, practices and resolutions offered will be equally valuable when applied to any spiritual path requiring the practitioner develop self-awareness, personal integrity, cognizant communication with spirit and the use of meaningful speech imbued with creative force.
Author: Michael Lauren
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date: 2015-12
Genre: Musical meter and rhythm
The Book of Silence is an innovative, one of a kind, method book. Designed to help in the development of rhythmic reading skills, this book's unique and effective method utilizes silence (rests) as the musical device to insure consistent, subdivided counting. And unquestionably, the development of this type of counting system is the most critical component in becoming a successful reader. Accompanying the book are two MP3 CDs that are essential to this method. These CDs, which include more than 250 audio click tracks of various rhythms and tempos, were designed to help students develop a stronger internalization of pulse and rhythmic precision. The Book of Silence will definitely assist musicians of all levels to mature into more accurate and confident readers.
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, Kansas City Star. A profoundly moving and deeply personal memoir by the co-host of National Public Radio’s flagship program All Things Considered. While exploring the hidden conversation on race unfolding throughout America in the wake of President Obama’s election, Michele Norris discovered that there were painful secrets within her own family that had been willfully withheld. These revelations—from her father’s shooting by a Birmingham police officer to her maternal grandmother’s job as an itinerant Aunt Jemima in the Midwest—inspired a bracing journey into her family’s past, from her childhood home in Minneapolis to her ancestral roots in the Deep South. The result is a rich and extraordinary family memoir—filled with stories that elegantly explore the power of silence and secrets—that boldly examines racial legacy and what it means to be an American.
The poetry of the First World War has determined our perception of the war itself. This volume features poetry drawn from old newspapers and journals, trench and hospital magazines, individual volumes of verse, gift books, postcards, and a manuscript magazine put together by conscientious objectors.
This second book in the series tells of Molly who wants to be a model, but struggles to make ends meet as a waitress in a greasy restaurant (with an even slimier manager). When her teammates from the media program go undercover to expose her boss, Molly and her friends realize how difficult it is to go against the flow--but find keeping silent is definitely not the answer.