When The Drummers Were Women

Author : Layne Redmond
ISBN : 0609801287
Genre : Music
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Examines feminine and goddess traditions to chronicle the role of women and drums in history, ritual, and religion
Category: Music

Wildpfade

Author : Adelheid Bode-Paffenholz
ISBN : 9783848271122
Genre : History
File Size : 75.67 MB
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Wildpfade - eine faszinierende Auswahl lebendiger Quellen und Wege, die Frauen in jüngerer Zeit bei ihrer Suche nach einem erfüllenden spirituellen Leben für sich entdeckt, wiederentdeckt oder auch gänzlich neu kreiert haben. Das Buch richtet sich an alle, die heute eine Spiritualität zu entwickeln und zu leben suchen, die nicht auf den Vorstellungen von Männern längst vergangener Zeiten und Kulturen basiert, sondern die mit ihrer eigenen menschlichen Erfahrung, ihrem eigenen Wissen, Fühlen und Erkennen hier und heute in Einklang steht. Es führt auf eine Reise der Inspiration, die mit so unterschiedlichen Bereichen bekannt macht wie der Naturreligion der Hexen und der transpersonalen Psychologie; eine Reise, die zurückführt bis in die Vorgeschichte und die in Form einer Einführung in die neue Frauen- oder auch Göttinspiritualität nach vorne blickt. Wildpfade stellt holistische, lebensbejahende, lebenfeiernde Visionen dieser Welt dar, lädt dazu ein, uns selbst und diese Existenz tiefer zu verstehen, intensiver und freudiger zu leben, mehr und mehr in uns selbst und in dieser ganzen Welt zu Hause zu sein und uns gleichzeitig unverbrüchlich im Zeitlosen verwurzelt zu wissen.
Category: History

The Art And Heart Of Drum Circles

Author : Christine Stevens
ISBN : 0634050664
Genre : Music
File Size : 49.77 MB
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(Book). In this quintessential guide to both creating and facilitating drum circles, noted music therapist and drum circle facilitator Christine Stevens covers everything from key grooves and instrumentation, to the personal side of empowering people and creating transformational experiences through recreational drumming. Filled with practical tools, guidelines, principles, helpful hints, exercises, and even a play-along CD, Stevens' book weaves into one resource the many key elements of what My Generation/AARP Magazine refers to as one of the country's "fastest growing holistic health trends." "Christine Stevens brings together the energy of her drum circle leadership and the healing power of her background in wellness to give us a very helpful book for drum circle leaders, teachers, recreation specialists, religious group leaders, health professionals, business people and amateur drummers." Dr. Will Schmid, MENC Past President and author, World Music Drumming "This book is a must for anyone involved in or interested in the drum circle movement from veterans to wanna-be facilitators." Karl Bruhn, Father of the Music Making and Wellness Movement What you'll learn: . The science of entrainment . The drum circle duality . How to advertise and set up your drum circle . Recommended drums and percussion instruments . Eight basic facilitation cues . Seven essential skills of facilitation . Making arrangements in-the-moment . Facilitation using a melody instrument . Creating sound-scapes with new drummers . How to cover the basics of hand drumming . Starting and maintaining the groove . Designing your program . Facilitating from a place of musical joy! . Creating metaphors and meaning
Category: Music

Adult Programs In The Library

Author : Brett W. Lear
ISBN : 0838908101
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 20.99 MB
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The first in the new ALA Programming Guides series, this book walks you through the process of program development and event planning in two parts. The first section is a "how-to" that prepares you to: -- Conduct demographic analysis and target the audience in your community -- Tie your library's mission to specific program offerings -- Raise funds and generate publicity -- Produce programs that run smoothly from start to finish The second section features more than 20 "five-star" programs from around the country. Reading about a variety of successful programs from film series and book discussions to art classes and topical panels, you'll be inspired with ideas for your own programs. Packed with more than 30 sample talking points, surveys, newsletters, press releases, scheduling tools, and checklists, you can hit the ground running and bring your adult programming services to life.
Category: Business & Economics

Der Lange Weg Zur Freiheit

Author : Nelson Mandela
ISBN : 9783104031545
Genre : History
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.
Category: History

Daughters Of The Goddess

Author : Wendy Griffin
ISBN : 9780759118188
Genre : Religion
File Size : 87.61 MB
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A collection of original essays examining the Goddess Movement in its many facets, Daughters of the Goddess explores the ways women have abandoned Western patriarchal religions and have embraced a spirituality based in a celebration of the Goddess and the female body as sacred text. Among the first scholars to publish in this area, editor Wendy Griffin brings together a group of academics and practitioners who offer a wide-ranging study of this movement, from a critique of the patriarchal cult of Princess Diana to a celebration of bellydance as a form of spiritual expression. Other essays not only trace women's myriad spiritual journeys but also examine the creation of personal rituals that have led to healing and a new sense of identity for many women. An innovative volume, Daughters of the Goddess serves as an invaluable guide for anyone wishing to gain a thorough introduction to this rapidly growing religious and cultural movement.
Category: Religion

Meditation The Complete Guide

Author : Patricia Monaghan
ISBN : 9781608680474
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 60.91 MB
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A revised guide to positive transformation through meditation profiles 35 diverse practices from different world regions while explaining their respective histories and virtues, in a resource that includes coverage of options ranging from drumming and trance dancing to labyrinth walking and gardening. Original.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mutiges Tr Umen

Author : Alberto Villoldo
ISBN : 9783641212087
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 58.45 MB
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Carlos Castaneda trifft Rhonda Byrne – schamanische Techniken, um eine bessere Welt zu kreieren Unser Leben ist nichts als ein Traum, und die Welt ist, was wir durch unsere Gedanken und Vorstellungen ins Dasein hinein träumen. Schamanen traditioneller Naturvölker wussten dies, und sie erfanden Techniken, um ihre Realität zu verändern. Bestseller-Autor Alberto Villoldo studierte 25 Jahre lang die spirituellen Praktiken der Schamanen im Amazonas- und Andengebiet. Seine Forschungsergebnisse trug er in diesem wahrhaft "traumhaften" Arbeitsbuch zusammen, das seine Leser zu inspirieren vermag wie kaum ein anderes.
Category: Self-Help

The Way Back To Paradise

Author : Joseph M. Felser
ISBN : 1612831966
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 27.85 MB
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Paradise is not the state of being in harmony, but the process of harmonizing. It is not a garden of bliss, but the bliss of gardening. Paradise is about mending the self, restoring the balance, getting back into tune, bringing all our discarded and forgotten parts into the whole. That means paying attention to and honoring synchronicities, precognitive dreams, telepathic communications, visions--and all manner of experiences of psychic sensitivity. Philosophy professor Joe Felser realized that what he calls the "decrepit, decaying cultural ideologies," in exclusively favoring reason and logic, were excluding the equally real world of magic and psychic activities. He began to investigate, and the closer he looked, the more he found. But he wasn't ready to abandon the world of reason and logic. Instead, he wanted to see if he could find a way to blend the two. He did. The result is this book. In The Way Back to Paradise, Felser takes you through his day, showing what everyday life looks like when you live that blend. His stories, both magical and reasonable, point the way toward a new kind of paradise, one suited to the 21st century.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Writing With An Accent

Author : Edvige Giunta
ISBN : 9781137050496
Genre : Political Science
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Mary Cappello, Louise DeSalvo, Sandra M. Gilbert, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Carole Maso, Agnes Rossi. These are some of the best-known Italian American writers today. They are part of a literary tradition with mid-twentieth century roots that began to develop, in earnest, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. During those decades, a number of Italian American women, such as Helen Barolini, began to publish books that depicted their perspectives on life through the critical lenses of gender, class, and ethnicity. At the end of the twentieth century, this literature finally blossomed into a fully fledged cultural movement that also took into account issues of sexuality, age, illness, and familial and societal abuse. Writing with an Accent takes a look at this vibrant literary movement by discussing those first writers of the 1970s and 1980s as well as later authors. At the center of Edvige Giunta s Writing with an Accent is the literal notion of accent, the marker of linguistic and cultural difference that separates and identifies recent immigrants to the United States. In this study, an accent symbolically embodies the differences and creative strategies through which contemporary Italian American women writers engage Italian American culture in works of fiction, poetry, and memoir. Giunta also looks at the links between the literature and art, music, film, and video produced by contemporary Italian American women. The literature of the Italian American women in Writing with an Accent is shaped by the complicated connections these authors maintain with their cultural origins, but also, and perhaps more importantly, by their feminist consciousness and politicized sense of ethnic identity. Writing with an Accent celebrates and explores a group of authors who characteristically mix the joy and pain of Italian American life to paint a multifaceted picture of Italian American women and their complex place in U.S. culture.
Category: Political Science