Author: Vladimir Megre
Release Date: 2013-10-03
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
"I exist for those I exist for" These are the words that a young woman told Vladimir Megre, a Russian entrepreneur, in 1995 during his commercial expedition down Syberia's Ob River. The woman, whose name was Anastasia, appeared to be not only healthier and more attractive, but also much smarter and well-informed about many aspects of modern life, than ordinary people of towns, despite the fact that she lived deep in the taiga for her whole life, far away from big cities and even small settlements. But this was just a tiny part of a surprisingly deep and philosophical knowledge of our Universe, that the woman possessed. The way her kin lives in a taiga, the way they can understand surrounding nature and a meaning they put in every day of their lifes, makes a reader ask himself, "Why do I live? Who Am I? Does humanity go the right direction in it's technocratic development or not?" Later on, after complying with the young woman's request and writing the first book of the 'Ringing Cedars Of Russia' series, titled 'Anastasia', the author said the following to his readers. "Not being a writer, without any experience in writing creatively, I have to apologize to my readers for the narrative style. This book does not belong to social and political journalism or fiction, fantastic or adventure stories. In spite of all the phenomenal and fantastic events which have been described, I have failed to determine its genre. This book is a story about an extraordinary woman possessing a gift of healing a soul and a body of a man." We wish you having a wonderful time while reading the book series and look forward for your feedback!
You are about to read some of the most shocking revelations to appear in thousands of years of human history - so significant that they are changing the course of our destiny and rocking scientific and religious circles to the core.
A New Updated Author's Edition! "ANASTASIA," the first book of the Ringing Cedars Series, tells the story of entrepreneur Vladimir Megre's trade trip to the Siberian taiga in 1995, where he witnessed incredible spiritual phenomena connected with sacred 'ringing cedar' trees. He spent three days with a woman named Anastasia who shared with him her unique outlook on subjects as diverse as gardening, child-rearing, healing, Nature, sexuality, religion and more. This wilderness experience transformed Vladimir so deeply that he abandoned his commercial plans and, penniless, went to Moscow to fulfill Anastasia's request and write a book about the spiritual insights she so generously shared with him. True to her promise this life-changing book, once written, has become an international best-seller and has touched hearts of millions of people world-wide.
Author: Juliana Birnbaum
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: House & Home
Urban gardeners. Native seed-saving collectives. Ecovillage developments. What is the connection between these seemingly disparate groups? The ecological design system of permaculture is the common thread that weaves them into a powerful, potentially revolutionary—or reevolutionary—movement. Permaculture is a philosophy based on common ethics of sustainable cultures throughout history that have designed settlements according to nature's patterns and lived within its bounds. As a movement that has been building momentum for the past 40 years, it now is taking form as a growing network of sites developed with the intention of regenerating local ecologies and economies. Permaculture strategies can be used by individuals, groups, or nations to address basic human needs such as food, water, energy, and housing. As a species, humans are being called forth to evolve, using our collective intelligence to meet the challenges of the future. Yet if we are to survive our collective planetary crisis, we need to revisit history, integrating successful systems from sustainable cultures. To boldly confront our position on the brink of the earth's carrying capacity and make changes that incorporate the wisdom of the past is truly revolutionary. Sustainable Revolution features the work of a worldwide network of visionaries, including journalists, activists, indigenous leaders and permaculturists such as David Holmgren, Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Starhawk, Erik Assadourian, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Albert Bates, and Geoff Lawton. This beautifully photographed collection of profiles, interviews, and essays features 60 innovative community-based projects in diverse climates across the planet. Edited by anthropologist Juliana Birnbaum Fox and award-winning activist filmmaker Louis Fox, it can be read as an informal ethnography of an international culture that is modeling solutions on the cutting edge of social and environmental change. The research presented in the book frames the permaculture movement as a significant ally to marginalized groups, such as the urban poor and native communities resisting the pressures of globalization. Sustainable Revolution uplifts and inspires with its amazing array of dynamic activists and thriving, vibrant communities. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The book examines the lives of the famous Russian artist, thinker and mystic Nikolai Roerich and his wife Elena Roerich by focusing on their spiritual quest, their travels in Central Asia and Far East and their Buddho-Communist social Utopia.
Author: R. F. Laird
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Release Date: 1991-01
A satirical interpretation of the bible features an interpretation of world history from Creation to the modern era, as well as commentary on religion, art, film, literature, television, and other cultural matters
Author: Anastasia Samaras
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-10-26
Most would agree that a learning community of practice cultivates social and intellectual development in educational settings but what are the other benefits and what does a learning community actually look like in practice? This book explores such questions as: “Are learning communities essential in education?” “How are they designed and developed?” “What difference do they make in learning?” The book contains contributions of educators who share their research and practice in designing and implementing learning communities in school, university, and professional network settings. It presents their experiences, and the “how to” of these educators who are passionate about building and sustaining learning communities to make a real difference for students, teachers, faculty, and communities. Combining scholarly and practitioner research, the book offers practical information to teachers, school and university administrators, teacher educators, and community educators.