The Spirituality of Mazes and Labyrinths

The Spirituality of Mazes and Labyrinths

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  • Author: Gailand MacQueen
  • Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1896836690
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 128

In this full-colour, beautifully illustrated book, Gailand MacQueen uses myth, history, and personal experience to explore the spiritual meanings of mazes and labyrinths. Convinced that labyrinths and mazes have much to teach us, Gailand MacQueen invites readers on a sometimes mystical, sometimes mysterious, journey of spiritual discovery.


Celebrating the Labyrinth

Celebrating the Labyrinth

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  • Author: Gailand MacQueen
  • Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1773434160
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 108

Labyrinths have been around for a very long time. In fact, they have been used outside of formal religion as a ritual object to express spiritual values for at least 3500 years in countries all over the world, including China, India, the Holy Land, Ireland, Southern Europe, Scandinavia, pre-Columbian North America, and England. They can be found at Neolithic and Sardinian and Hopi rock art sites, in Hindu temples and Taoist shrines, bordering Minoan frescoes, and in Roman mosaics. They have been incorporated into Roman Catholic and Episcopal cathedrals, Protestant churches, and in New Age retreat centres. They have been carved into rocks, turf, and wood; engraved in metal; laid out in stones; woven in reeds; set in tiles; painted and drawn. In other words, the labyrinth is a nearly universal form and comes as close as we can to an archetype. An archetype is a symbol that appeals to us at an unconscious level. We don’t have to struggle with its meaning intellectually. Its symbolic meaning is somehow ingrained in us, part of our very nature. As a result, it may appeal to us without our even understanding why. It is always risky to talk about the meaning of such an archetypal symbol. We know that it must carry a wealth of meaning to appeal to so many different sorts of people over such a long stretch of time. But we can, tentatively, explore some of its meanings if we stay aware that we can never really plumb all of its riches.


Before Photography

Before Photography

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  • Author: Kirsten Belgum
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110696444
  • Category : Social Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 395

Recent years have seen a wealth of new scholarship on the history of photography, cinema, digital media, and video games, yet less attention has been devoted to earlier forms of visual culture. The nineteenth century witnessed a dramatic proliferation of new technologies, devices, and print processes, which provided growing audiences with access to more visual material than ever before. This volume brings together the best aspects of interdisciplinary scholarship to enhance our understanding of the production, dissemination, and consumption of visual media prior to the predominance of photographic reproduction. By setting these examples against the backdrop of demographic, educational, political, commercial, scientific, and industrial shifts in Central Europe, these essays reveal the diverse ways that innovation in visual culture affected literature, philosophy, journalism, the history of perception, exhibition culture, and the representation of nature and human life in both print and material culture in local, national, transnational, and global contexts.


Walking the Labyrinth

Walking the Labyrinth

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  • Author: Sally Welch
  • Publisher: Canterbury Press
  • ISBN: 1848253710
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 128

A labyrinth is a pattern consisting of a single circuitous path that winds into the centre, with no possibility of getting lost, as in a maze, and no dead ends. It is one of the most ancient tools for spiritual growth and development, dating back to medieval Christianity. This book provides a guide for beginner and seasoned explorer alike.


Navigating the Education Research Maze

Navigating the Education Research Maze

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  • Author: Dolene Rossi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319398539
  • Category : Social Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 289

This book depicts rigorous and vigorous accounts of strategies used successfully by researchers to negotiate their way through the research maze. The metaphor of the maze evokes several different and sometimes contradictory elements of contemporary education research, including complexity, confusion, messiness, multiplicity and risk. While these are not necessarily or wholly negative attributes, it is important for researchers to be able to articulate and implement effective strategies for engaging wholeheartedly with these situations to navigate the education research maze. The book is structured around three main themes; politics, ethics, philosophies and theories of education research mazes; mazes in and with specific research methods; and mazes in and with specific research tasks and technologies. Each account develops broader lessons for enhancing the impact, quality, relevance and significance of research in other disciplines as well as education.


The Spirituality of Art

The Spirituality of Art

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  • Author: Lois Huey-Heck
  • Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 189683678X
  • Category : Art
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 176

Through stories, quotes and images, this book is a guide to deeper enjoyment and appreciation of visual art, the spiritual journey and the connections between the two. It has stunningly beautiful colour reproductions of art across time, place and culture.


Angels In Red Suspenders

Angels In Red Suspenders

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  • Author: Ralph Milton
  • Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1770642676
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 288

Ralph Milton is an angel. He may not look the part, but then, who does? In Angels in Red Suspenders, Milton shares stories of everyday miracles, hope, and the discovery of meaning. With characteristic zip and humor, he offers readers food for the spirit.


A Labyrinth Prayer Handbook

A Labyrinth Prayer Handbook

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  • Author: Sally Welch
  • Publisher: Canterbury Press
  • ISBN: 1848256728
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 192

There is a rapidly growing group – church leaders and lay people alike - who are interested in the labyrinth as an aid to prayer and reflection and who appreciate this form of spirituality for its freedom and the unmediated space it offers. Many people on the fringes of mainstream church have found labyrinths to be a way to focus their prayers and explore their own spirituality in a non-judgemental and open setting. Following on from her introductory volume, Walking the Labyrinth, Sally Welch now offers an imaginative resource for all who use the labyrinth in their worship and spiritual practice. It includes ideas for using labyrinths in different settings, such as with children, those with learning difficulties, the elderly, in hospices, as part of a retreat and with seasonal emphases at different times of the year. It includes practical advice on how to create labyrinths in different settings and ideas for themed workshops and quiet days, suggestions for musical accompaniment and other aids.


The Spirituality of Grandparenting

The Spirituality of Grandparenting

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  • Author: Ralph Milton
  • Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1896836860
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 159

"Our spiritual vocation as grandparents is to delight in our grandchildren." So begins Ralph Milton, in this latest addition to the beautifully and lavishly illustrated Spirituality of... series. More than a celebration of grandchildren, this book is a celebration of grandparenting, and of the very real gifts it offers to both the grandchild and to the grandparent. Which is not to say that grandparenting is always easy or fun. While Milton shares lots of stories of hugs and giggles, of silly songs and tender moments, he also knows that many grandparents struggle with the challenge of long-distance grand-parenting, with the pain and tension of separation from grandchildren due to marriage break-up, and with the anxiety and distress of grandchildren who are in trouble or who are ill. But Milton doesn't dwell on these things. Rather, he returns, always, to the delight, wonder, and love, which is foremost in the experience of any grandparent; and to the inherent bond that exists between older adults and children. This remarkable book is for grandparents who are new to the role and for grandparents who have earned their degree in 'grandparentology' through long experience. It's for 'traditional' grandparents and for grandparents of adopted children; it's for surrogate grandparents and even for grandparents-in-waiting.


A Conspiracy Of Love

A Conspiracy Of Love

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  • Author: Wendy Read
  • Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1770643117
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 160

Though this book is intended to speak primarily to adults who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, anyone who seeks to find meaning in suffering, or who grapples with the concepts of evil and holiness, will appreciate the truth and wisdom contained in this book. Issuing from a deep appreciation of and wrestling with scripture, A Conspiracy of Love can also empower preachers, educators, and pastoral care providers to hear the Word anew, from the perspective of one who has suffered much. In short, those who have been abused, their friends, and their ministers will find A Conspiracy of Love thought-provoking, inspirational, and a beacon of comfort and hope. Not that it is an easy read. At times the reflections lay bare both the horrific reality that some children endure, and the searing emotional and spiritual pain that is carried into adulthood. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has described the writing as "heart-breaking and heart-enlarging."