Adapted from a series of lectures on the historical basis and current resurgence of the sacred feminine, given by Andrew Harvey at the California Institute of Integral Studies in Spring 1994, The Return of the Mother is a profound journey into the heart of the Divine Mother. In this comprehensive and groundbreaking work, mystical scholar Andrew Harvey unearths traces of the sacred feminine in major world religions—Hinduism, Islam (Sufism), Buddhism, Taoism, and Christianity—and in aboriginal and indigenous wisdom traditions. Harvey presents a scathing critique of the patriarchal distortions in religious history and doctrine that have obscured full knowledge of the Divine Mother, and shows how to reintegrate this vital aspect into the spiritual consciousness of humankind. The Return of the Mother offers a radical new perspective, balancing the historical overemphasis on transcendence by honoring the immanence of the divine in passionate engagement in the world. Only by cultivating a direct, respectful relationship with the transformative power of the sacred feminine can we alter our disastrous attitude of dissociation from nature, the body, sexuality, and the details of human life, and generate the energy and compassion needed to reverse the course of destruction we have set the planet—and all of life—hurtling toward. In lively question-and-answer sections, Harvey further illuminates these vital issues and takes a strong stand against our dependence on “gurus” and “masters,” proposing instead an egalitarian model of spiritual community based on intimate groups of mutually supportive guides and friends. The Return of the Mother is an eloquent and passionate call for all of us to rediscover and reclaim an authentic and empowering relationship to the divine, and recreate a sacred life-in-the-world.
Can a sudden and inexplicable solar eclipse to change the life of a man and show him the cynic and merciless law of Mother Nature? This is the anxious question that the protagonist of this history asks to himself. The first volume of a horror saga set nowadays that sees the upsetting of relationship tyrant/subject between man and nature.
The Dawn of Great Civilizations by Dr. Hilarion M. Henares Jr. Era of Darkness and Coming of the Light 3 The Dawn of Great Civilizations 9 The Greatness that was Egypt 13 The Glory that was Greece 17 The Grandeur that was Rome 23 The Wonder that was China 27 The Rise of Judaism 35 The Rise of Christianity 39 The Rise of Islam 43 Armageddon and the end of the world 47 Mary, the greatest celebrity of all time 51 Of Women Leaders 55 The First Citizens of the World 61 A Woman of Islam 79 A Woman of the Jewish Race 85 The Summing Up 91 + + + + + + Era of Darkness and Coming of the Light Meet the prophet of the Era of Darkness and the Coming of the Light. In a sense he proclaims the idea of Death and Renewal, Crucifixion and Resurrection, End and Beginning that the New Year following our EDSA revolution, symbolizes to the Filipino of today. In his mind the ascendancy of President Cory Aquino represents in our country the re-affirmation of the Mother Principle, a sign that we may be emerging from darkness into the light. His name is Michael Adams, and his very name evokes the passage of eons past since the beginning of time --- when Michael the Archangel battled the forces of darkness, when Jehovah took molecules of dust on the seventh day of Creation and shook them till their name was Adam. Michael Adams is an iconoclast, which means he is a destroyer of graven images, the annihilator of cherished traditions --- much like most great men of the human race, like Jesus who broke with Judaism, like Gandhi who broke with the gods of wrath, like Martin Luther King and Rolando Olalia. So Michael expects to suffer their fate. He will die, not of old age, but of a bullet in the brain. Michael Adams is an Englishman, a self-proclaimed genius who got his master's degree in history and law from Cambridge University at the age of 20, is married to a Filipina, made the Philippines his home, invested a fortune in Wise & Co. and Benguet Exploration, writes poetry, supports a community of artists, is 38 years of age and looks 70, with the added qualification that he is a dead ringer for Sidney Greenstreet dying of cirrhosis of the liver. To Michael Adams, the Holy Trinity (God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) is something common to most great religions. In Egypt there was the trinity of Isis the mother-creator, Osiris the consort, and Horus the son. In India, there is the trinity of Vishnu the creator, Shiva the destroyer and Kali the female principle. To Michael, the Ten Commandments of Moses is practically a direct copy of the Basic Precepts of Isis as enunciated in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. To Michael, the Immaculate Conception, the unfertilized birth of Jesus, had its parallel in the birth of Horus, whose father Osiris died with a missing penis, eventually discovered in the Nile. Isis then reconstructed the badly damaged Osiris, and had the child Horus with him even if he was a corpse. To Michael, even Christmas and Easter were adaptations of ancient traditions. Many scholars studying the position of the moon and stars, specially that of the planet Venus during the ancient times, concluded that Jesus must have been born sometime in October in the year 6 BC with Venus the "Evening Star" in its brightest ascendency as the Star of Bethlehem. Why then was Christ's birthday designated December 25th? Because in the ancient calendar December 25th was the day of the Winter Solstice (in the new calendar, December 21st) which is the day when the sun is said to be born again. On that day, daylight is shortest, the night is longest; the days begin to lengthen, and the sun is said to be born again. In ancient religions, the male component of God is represented by the sun (Osiris), while the female is represented by the moon (Isis). In the eyes of the ancients, Christ the Messiah can only be born upon the rebirth of the sun. And why was Christ's death designated on Easter, a day with no (MORE INSIDE)
This book is a high profile reference book on the ordeal and ugly situations that befell the African continent; its people; its economy and why it was impossible for the continent to achieve much in the areas of scientific fit, natural development and social backwardness when is to be compared to other continents of the world. African people are never lazy folks as it was erroneously believed and propagated by some nationalities from other places of the world. If history was to be believed, African continent was one of the first places of the world where civilization and technology started even when others from other regions of the world were still looking for what to hold to support their walking exercise. Africa was one of the first fast growing Continent of the world in the acquisition of science and other human related knowledge, the study of solar system and other planets from its God given bank of knowledge. Universities of Timbuktu and Cairo is in a better position to attest to this fact from their records.The turn around of events that choked-up the people of the early generations of the continent began during the escalation of slave trade era. The relationship between an African person and their kings (Obas), the Chiefs and the Nobles on one hand and the down-trodden people that constituted the larger population of the community on the other created an un-level ground that benefited the former than the later. The advantage of absolute respect that the former was enjoying from the lower class was now being used on them when the trade was booming. African culture is a culture that gives absolute respect and honor to the elders and the well-to-do personalities among its community. When the hunting for slaves was at its peak in the West Coast of Africa for example, this class of well-to-do people were the intermediaries between the Oyinbos (white men) and the African slave traders who were then living at cities along the coast.
In a faraway village, a boy intently watches as his grandmother reads his cards. After she tells him his destiny will be forever tied to the failings of taught lessons and that he must overcome corruption and power with a pure heart, Michael suddenly realizes there is a world before him that harbors secrets and that nothing is as it seems. Meanwhile, moments after a young priest finds something in the sky he was never meant to see, he lies dead on the floor of a computer room as hard drives melt and a lone man ensures this is not the time for discovery. Years later, Father Michael Vaetas is vacillating between his identity as priest and well-heeled academician as he learns the Papal Council for Scientific Investigations has appointed him to the section for astronomical studies. While Vaetas hopes he will finally be freed from the iron grip of the church, he instead is told the Council wants him to find a way to end time. As Vaetas travels through time on a dangerous journey to the truth, age-old religious institutions and faith collide as a negative power seeks to destroy the heritage of man. In this exciting science fiction tale, loyalties are tested and a power is forced to prove its merit as a priest attempts to fulfill his destiny and all wonder whether the answer is shining among the stars.
Reveals how we can each reconnect to collective intelligence and return our world to wholeness, balance, and sanity • Explains how collective intelligence manifests in flocks of birds, instantaneous knowing in indigenous peoples, and the power of sacred places • Offers ways for us to reconnect to the infinite source of wisdom that fuels collective intelligence and underscores the importance of ceremony, pilgrimage, and initiation • Draws on recent findings in New Paradigm science, traditional teachings from indigenous groups from North, South, and Central America and Siberia, as well as sacred geometry, deep ecology, and expanded states of consciousness For our ancestors, collective intelligence was a normal part of life. We see it today as the mysterious force that enables flocks of birds, swarms of bees, and schools of fish to function together in perfect synchrony, communicating and cooperating at some undetectable level. At its most subtle, it’s an instantaneous knowing, shared by members of a group, of the wisest course of action that will benefit all. As Dery Dyer reveals, collective intelligence still resides within each of us, and it is the key to restoring balance and harmony to our world. She shows how it occurs spontaneously when individuals who share a need and a purpose instinctively “self-organize” into a group and function with no leader or central authority. Such groups exhibit abilities much greater than what any of their members possess individually--or what can be replicated with artificial intelligence. Dyer explains, due to an unquestioning dependence on technology, modern humanity has forgotten how to connect with collective intelligence and fallen into collective stupidity, otherwise known as mob mind or groupthink, which is now endangering the interconnected web of life on Earth. Drawing on recent findings in New Paradigm science, traditional teachings from indigenous groups, as well as sacred geometry, deep ecology, and expanded states of consciousness, the author shows how the ability to think and act collectively for the highest good is hardwired in all living beings. She explains how to release ourselves from enslavement by technology and use it more wisely toward the betterment of all life. Underscoring the vital importance of ceremony, pilgrimage, and initiation, she offers ways for us to reconnect to the infinite source of wisdom that fuels collective intelligence and which manifests everywhere in the natural world. Revealing that once we relearn how to hear the Earth, we can heal the Earth, Dyer shows how each of us has a vital role to play in restoring our world to wholeness.
The feminine holds the mystery of creation. This simple and primordial truth is often overlooked, but at this time of global crisis, which also carries the seeds of a global transformation, we need to reawaken to the spiritual power and potential of the feminine. Feminine qualities belong to both men and women, and they draw us into the depths within us, into the mysteries of the soul whose wisdom is called Sophia. Without the feminine nothing new can be born, nothing new can come into existence—we will remain caught in the materialistic images of life that are polluting our planet and desecrating our souls. We need to return to the core of our being, to where the sacred comes into existence. And the mystical feminine holds the key to this work of redemption and transformation. Over the past two decades Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee has given different teachings on the feminine and the anima mundi, the World Soul. They are compiled here for the first time.
YOU ALWAYS WANT… Luke McGuire was everything shy Amelia Blair had been fascinated by as a girl but too terrified to go near. And now here she was, the only person in the whole town decent enough to give him the time of day, caring enough to stand up for him…brave enough to get close. WHAT YOU CAN'T HAVE Luke didn't need the town's nasty stares to know that Amelia was offlimits. But then, reformed or not, he'd never been one to abide by the rules. He only hoped that the quiet beauty would fall for the man he had become instead of the one he used to be.
The Pittsburgh Diamond NaKira is back this time living in Mexico with her husband AJ, twin sons, daughter and Right hand man Jeezy, she is up to her old tricks and has some new ones up her sleeve. Things have gone well for a little over six years, she became a wonderful wife and mother, then her husbands brother Mikah is released from a thirteen year sentence in jail, Mikah looks just like her husband but with long hair and rougher just how she prefers, she is attracted to him and he definitely wants her, AJ starts to get on her nerves and now shes only worse than you remember and gets herself into so much trouble.