Through intimate portraits and inspired meditations, Markus Ray cracks open the sacredness in coffee cups, mountaintops, airports, and vistas to reveal a Source that is divinely feminine. A sacred stillness emerges as one's consciousness opens to the purity, power, love, and perfection that is the Divine Feminine.
Be Afra. Be a frater. Be a brother. Be our brother's keeper. 'Love the Brotherhood' was the message of Beloved Afra, for which he was crucified 500,000 years ago on a continent named after him - AFRICA. There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy, science and religion. Life is not a happenstance. The Berlin Act 1885, the Biafran War 1967-1970, June 12, 1993, Sep 11, 2001; the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the USA or any other event in life is not a happenstance. This is demonstrated in Be Afra Volumes 1 & 2, using numerological analysis and cosmic clock charting. The Cosmic Law operates throughout the universe, seen and unseen. Be Afra discusses the origin of man, the root races with particular emphasis on the fourth root race, the progenitor of the black race; the law of karma, reincarnation, free will and other aspects of the cosmic law. Each root race has a divine purpose and from the beginning was endowed with divine love, wisdom and power to fulfill that purpose. Each had the knowledge of the cosmic law. Be Afra draws on sacred writings, If, Yrb legends and deep analysis of Yrb language to demonstrate that the black race had knowledge of the Everlasting Gospel, the Teaching that should keep mankind free from ignorance or defiance of the Law. Ignorance of that Law is no excuse. We are who we are and where we are, by series of decisions we took, at the Y-junctions of life. Beloved Great Divine Director, Manu of the seventh (the incoming) root race said: "Perhaps we have been a bit timid ourselves, or should I say conservative and dignified, in not employing more spectacular methods to acquaint mankind with the wonderful product which we have to offer. After all, blessed ones, we are marketing divine freedom to the earth and conveying it to individuals every day, yet we are seldom seen or heard in the marketplace of life. Perhaps the 'shouting from the housetops' through the multitudes of antennas reaching out into the ethers shall one day convey a greater measure of heaven's law to the earth. We shall see." (Pearls of Wisdom Vol. 8 S/No. 21 dated May 23, 1965)
In her usual provocative style, SONDRA RAY asks her readers — “What if you could know a Being who is not born of a woman and who could dematerialize and rematerialize his body? What if you could know a Being who is a major teacher of Jesus and who prepared him for his mission? What if you could know a Being who knows everything about your past, present and future? What if you could know a Being who can clear all of your karma? What if you could know a Being who is the sustainer of the universe, an ocean of knowledge? What if you could know a Being who is a never-failing spring of Bliss, the infinite essence of truth? What if you could know a Being who is the bestower of the highest Joy? What if you could know a Being who incarnated for the liberation of the world? What if you could know a Being who would fulfill all your desires? You can know Him. This book is about Him. He says to you, 'My Love is available. You can take it or not.' Why not take it?” Along with Steve Jobs, spiritual seekers worldwide have most likely read the famous “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Yogananda. BABAJI, the immortal “Yogi-Christ” of India, is mentioned in Chapters 33 & 34. Author SONDRA RAY brings flesh and blood to His legend in this account of her real-life meetings with BABAJI in the 1970's and 1980's, at the beginning of her mission of world service as the “Mother of Rebirthing.” More than just an autobiographical sketch, SONDRA's miraculous meetings with this real Maha Avatar will help anyone who is on a spiritual journey of Self-awakening to move faster in their joyous ascension to enlightenment. SONDRA RAY is joined my her twin flame, MARKUS RAY, who contributes his insightful poetry to BABAJI as He manifests in the everyday encounters with His presence in such places as Starbuck's and Nordstrom's, Catalina Island, and in HIs sublime mountain ashram of Haidakhan in the foothills of the Himalayas of Northern India.
The author of Food, Festival and Religion shows how spiritual practices drawn from the ancient magical arts can help to heal Mother Earth. A Greenpeace activist, Wiccan High Priestess, and proud Soccer Mom, Francesca Howell has been involved in magical traditions and wildlife preservation since childhood. In this one-of-a-kind book, she shares her everyday suggestions for spiritual renewal through connecting with nature. The meditations, ceremonies, and spellcraft in Making Magic with Gaia spring from an ancient Pagan tradition of Earth stewardship, which blends deep ecology, magic, and activism to bring the reader into a closer communion and harmony with Mother Earth. Packed with practical suggestions (recycling, gardening without pesticides, and conserving water) and mystical rituals (shamanism, crystal magic, and Power Animals) for helping the planet, this book is written for anyone with a spiritual ecological awareness. Not the witchcraft of Gothic novels, Making Magic with Gaia is based on a modern religion with ancient roots that can heal the Earth as it heals the practitioner.
An imaginative girl finds herself asking the trees, what do you need from me? Her question inspires a playful journey that speaks to the power of deep listening, wonder and gratitude. This is a tale about the spirit of giving, making offerings, and appreciating our connection to the natural world. This story is an ode to the trees and to divine mother earth. It is an ode to the beauty of a grateful heart.
A story of a young girl who talks to trees. Her quest in the woods is a playful and imaginative journey that speaks to the power of deep listening, gratitude and wonder. She searches to discover what the trees need from her and what she finds in the woods is that the spirit of love and giving connects her to the natural world and beyond.
The present volume is devoted to religious and philosophical concepts in relation to divine parenthood on the basis of biblical tradition, its reception, and ancient context. Extending from classical to late antiquity, the articles focus on the designation of God as "Father".
Under the direction of Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, scholars from the United States, Canada, Central America, Europe, and Australia give fresh meaning to the Scriptures, Inclusive, ecumenical, and multicultural, this commentary looks at the Scriptures with "different eyes", and offers knowledge and insights that are timely as well as timeless.
Quintessential Outpourings is a collection of poems which reflect the varied colours of life. An introspective reader will be transported to utopia in this book, as it encompasses all the beautiful aspects of nature, imbibed with a cadence and powerful imagery that will leave you spellbound. You will also be taken on a journey through the haunting stark realities of life that define the very purpose of our existence. The subjectivity and sensitivity is complimented with a pulsating tone that creates a mesmerising impact. The themes range from love in all its forms, the infectious S.M.S. bug that has infected every teenager, the wretched role of the Indian girl, to the majestic image of the tiger that is now a tragic endangered species. This book is sure to electrify your senses and leave your heart throbbing as you succumb to a powerful wave of self-revelation and social consciousness.
The book aims at showing the most important topics and paradigms in modern Trinitarian theology. It is supposed to be a comprehensive guide to the many traces of development of Trinitarian faith. As such it is thought to systematize the variety of contemporary approaches to the field of Trinitarian theology in the present philosophical-cultural context. The main goal of the publication is not only a description of what happened to Trinitarian theology in the modern age. It is rather to indicate the typically modern specificity of the Trinitarian debate and - first of all - to encourage development in the main areas and issues of this subject.
"The spiritual needs and interests of both men and women have changed enough to merit a new edition of this superbly crafted, scholarly study of Sophia". -- Janet Forsythe Fishburn
The series publishes important new editions of and commentaries on texts from Greco-Roman antiquity, especially annotated editions of texts surviving only in fragments. Due to its programmatically wide range the series provides an essential basis for the study of ancient literature.