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.
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: Vasile Munteanu
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date: 2015-03-09
The book is a collection of poems dealing with various themes, emotions, and mental states, the overarching, unifying idea being quietude. Quietude on the outside does not mean quietude on the inside. In fact, silence can mask disappointment, confusion, even rage. As the saying goes, always watch the quiet ones. The poems try to reveal some of these moments. Vasile Munteanu earned advanced degrees in both Literature and Philosophy. He teaches at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. He has written a number of other works in different genera.
Author: Henry Frank
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Excerpt from The Shrine of Silence: A Book of Meditations What then could afford a more delightful surprise than to find the book instantly called for, and three editions in two years required to satisfy the demand. Those who scan these pages for discursive trea tises, for long drawn out contemplations or argu ments, will surely be disappointed. The author has but one object in presenting these writings to the world. That object is to strive to arouse a thoughtful mood in the reader, coupled with an immediate awakening of the higher spiritual forces of his nature. To some the thoughts may seem to be radical disruptive, disorganizing, iconoclastic. But not if they read the spirit of the author into the lines. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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
Author: Bs Msw Jacqueline Jackson
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: 2010-12
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
About the AuthorJacqueline Jackson loves the Lord and has a burning desire to please Him. She has worked in the health care field for more than fifteen years. She feels called to evangelize those whom God puts in proximity to her. Married for more than twenty years to the late Elder Leonard Jackson Sr., she is both a mother and a grandmother. She has sat on multiple planning committees and consumer advisory boards, and for the past seven years has been a planning committee member of a faith community outreach project sponsored by the state health department called On Common Ground.While she was on bed rest one day, she was watching a TV program about feeding children in Africa. The program showed babies who were abandoned by parents infected with the HIV virus. The organization that sponsored the show had established houses for the abandoned babies called abandoned baby centers (ABCs). On the program, people talked about how the church kept silent concerning HIV/AIDS. As I lay in bed saddened by the babies I saw, I felt an indignation rise up inside of me. With a very pompous attitude, I muttered under my breath, "God, it's a shame how the church has kept silent regarding this subject." The Lord quickly replied, "Yes, you have remained silent for seven years."Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.Psalm 94:17
Osman Zahir, a Turkish Cypriot Inspector based in Girne, takes on his first murder case. When two bodies are unearthed by a digger for a housing development company, and one of the men whom Osman questions is found murdered in his home the following morning, a number of suspects begin to emerge including the dead man's middle-aged daughter and Gorus, a local businessman and reputed paedophile. Osman's investigations are complicated further when Zelfa Urfa, an attractive and ambitious Turkish female inspector from Istanbul, is seconded to investigate the case.
Telling the Truth Could Get Them Killed. Remaining Silent Could Be Worse. When Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy witness a robbery that leaves a man in a coma, they find themselves tangled in a web of mystery and deceit that threatens their lives. After being seen by the criminals—who may also be cops—Cooper makes everyone promise never to reveal what they have seen. Telling the truth could kill them. But remaining silent means an innocent man takes the fall, and a friend never receives justice. Is there ever a time to lie? And what happens when the truth is dangerous? The three friends, trapped in a code of silence, must face the consequences of choosing right or wrong when both options have their price.
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.
2017 INSPY Award winner, general fiction category Before Christ called her daughter . . . Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment . . . Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father’s textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left. No physician can cure her. No end is in sight. Until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering and disappointment, is it possible that one man could redeem the wounds of body . . . and soul?