Journeys and Destinations

Journeys and Destinations

Author: Alex Norman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443850056

Category: Travel

Page: 310

View: 831

Journeys and Destinations: Studies in Travel, Identity, and Meaning brings together scholarship from diverse fields all focused on either practices of journeying, or destinations to which such journeys lead. Common across the contributions herein are threads that indicate travel as a core component — as a concept or a practice — of the fabric of identity and meaning.

Art Journey - Abstract Painting

Art Journey - Abstract Painting

Author: Jamie Markle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440351631

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 730

An Inspired Collection of the Best of Abstract Art! Abstract art is a visual language--a riot of color, a profound explosion of texture and shape, a quiet collision of forms. Dynamic works of art can showcase pastel painting, showcase watercolor flowers, or even build off pen and ink drawings. Abstract artists are limited only by their imagination. And through instinct, composition and an inspired color palette, they translate emotions, ideas or experiences into immersive images you want to explore again and again. This book is a stunning volume of more than 100 award-winning abstract works showcasing the colorful and expressive nature of contemporary abstract art. Pieces have been hand-selected from the Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 competitions and The Artist's Magazine's annual competitions, hard-bound to provide years of beauty and enjoyment. Each painting is accompanied by an insightful critique from the artist. You may discover oil painting tips, watercolor techniques, details about creative process, artistic inspiration, and revelations on why abstraction is an important art form. "You need passion and dedication to do abstract work and that is really my best advice to aspiring artists. You have to let your heart and emotion lead you to where you want to go." --Denise Athanas, page 11 "For me abstract art can teach us about the beauty that lies deep within all our experience, often unseen until we change our perspective, remove our usual filters and allow our hearts and minds to open to the wonders of life." --Patricia Bevan, page 15

Enlightened Journey

Enlightened Journey

Author: Tulku Thondup

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834802858

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 735

This collection of fifteen articles and talks by Tulku Thondup constitutes a manual on how to transmute the situations encountered in daily life, whether external or internal, into spiritual disciplines and experiences. Among the topics covered are: The fundamental principles of Buddhism. The practice of meditation as a means of arousing compassion. How suffering can become a more powerful tool than happiness in achieving enlightenment. The symbolic significance of holy places, temples, statues, books, and other spiritual artifacts.

Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author: Linda Andron

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846422058

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

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This is an excellent travelers' guide because it is written by people who have been there. The stories are enthralling and the authors' experiences enable us to understand the culture and perspective of people with autistic spectrum disorder. This book is recommended for anyone who has embarked on a journey to explore a part of our world that we have only recently discovered.' - from the foreword by Tony Attwood 'I had a great many of my hunches and hopes confirmed when I read the words of the generous parents, and their even more generous children, who contributed to this book ... Most important, I learned it is possible to be inspired to see the glass as half full, no matter how many leaks there seem to be in the cup ... I believe the community who reads this book will join me in thanking those who wrote it, for their courage, their wit and their plethora of ideas.' - from the foreword by Liane Holliday Willey For the families who have contributed to this book, living with autism spectrum disorders has been a journey of self-discovery. With honesty and humor, they describe the ways autism has affected their daily lives, the challenges they have faced and the approaches they have found beneficial. They share their practical and original strategies for dealing with issues such as helping children to develop empathy and humor, developing and maintaining friendships and explaining their autism spectrum disorders to other people. This book will be a source of advice and inspiration for families of children with autism and the professionals who work with them. It is practical, realistic and positive - autism is seen as something to be understood and celebrated. As 11-year-old Glen states in the Appendix, written by some of the children with autism featured in the book: 'I like myself and consider my difference something positive.' Linda Andron is a licensed clinical social worker, Adjunct Lecturer in Psychiatry and Bio-Behavioural Sciences and Clinical Instructor at the University of California at Los Angeles. She is the director of the UCLA Family Support Community Program and the clinical director of the Center for Asperger's Assessment and Intervention at the HELP Group. She has worked with over 500 families of children with High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Autism Society of Los Angeles. She has written many articles and chapters on developmental disabilities.

The Journey

The Journey

Author: Tracy Carol Taylor

Publisher: Prince of Pages, Inc.

ISBN: 9780983322320

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 350

View: 300

Living up to the expectation of one’s family can be rough, especially when your father is the king. No matter what Prince Michael does, he cannot seem to measure up to his father’s expectations. Prince Michael’s problems are somewhat made better when he is assigned a personal bodyguard; And not just any bodyguard, but his father’s Captain of Guards only son. However, it seems that Sam has his own secrets. When Sam is chosen to take young Prince Michael to Swinton School, they doesn’t realize they are about to begin a journey of a lifetime.

Hyecho's Journey

Hyecho's Journey

Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226517902

Category: Art

Page: 276

View: 794

"This book is an introduction to Buddhism told as the story of the Korean pilgrim Hyecho, who traveled through the Buddhist world during its eighth-century golden age. Lopez tells the story of Hyecho's journey, along the way introducing key elements of Buddhism--its basic doctrines, monastic institutions, relationship to Islam, and importance of pilgrimage.

A Journey of Discovery for an Extraordinary Treasure

A Journey of Discovery for an Extraordinary Treasure

Author: Ediz SÖZÜER

Publisher: Ediz Sözüer

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 691

View: 757

Important Information and Presentation: Our book is free. The whole book can be read in “Free Sample” section. It is not necessary to give your credit card information. You can download our book in word or pdf format from the following web addresses: goo.gl/hNIUou or yadi.sk/d/09r41tL9ecYUA You can download the text of our book and its visual/interactive versions from the folder of “Basic-Resource Book” in “English Books and Risale-i Nur Training Program Presentations/English Books-Risale-i Nur Training Program” section in this address. Besides, you can view or download the files of all of our books, and videos, texts and PowerPoint presentations of our seminars altogether or one by one, from these storage spaces where all of our work on Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light) are uploaded. In Google Books and Google Play, it is not possible to open and view the links and videos just by clicking them. We suggest that you download the Pdf files from the address we provide before or from Google Books and read them. Our Website for Journeys of Discovery Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light) Training Program http://www.kesifyolculuklari.com http://www.risaleinuregitimprogrami.com Alternative Website: http://www.risaleinuregitimprogramidotcom.wordpress.com Web address of our YouTube Video Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/EdizSözüer BOOK PRESENTATION: A Journey of Discovery for an Extraordinary Treasure Risale-i Nur (The Treatise of Light) Training Program (Text Version) Basic/Resource and Academic Course Curriculum An Imaginary and Mental Journey of Discovery You are Invited to the Adventure Discovering the high truths about the humanity, life, universe and religion… Advancing along the way of progress for mind, soul and heart… Making sense of the world in which we exist… Obtaining an awareness that is more amazing than ever before… Understanding the working mechanisms of the divine technology… A Wonderful Mental journey… Amazing Facts… All These and Even More are Waiting for You! Come With Us for This Extraordınary Journey of Discovery! Let’s Get Acquainted With the Books Discoverıng the Secret of the Universe! This book is penned down in order to introduce you a piece of work, that is so unbelievably and astonishingly perfect that it will surprise you with the high truths and grand scientific discoveries contained therein and will make some of you say “How come I have never heard of it until now!” (Or could not really discover it). The main subject of study of these books is the following: To give correct answers to three basic questions of existence, which have remained as the unknown secrets of the universe that have been always wondered by the humanity. The discovery of the right answers in these areas has been possible not only with the use of the mind/intellect which is incapable of reaching to the truth on its own but rather with the common guidance of divine revelation and the mind. Nevertheless, the answers to the questions that were asked have been discovered solely with rational inferences and logical evidences. These three questions are: “Where did this universe and those within it come from? Where will they go? And Why are they here, what is their mission? That is to ask “What are we doing here?” High truths, which the whole humanity needs and which are appealing to all those who look for the explanation of the basic reality of existence and which is more interesting for the world of science and the scientists and which is brought by divine revelation, are discovered once again and proved with rational methods in these works. Especially today, while quantum physics, astronomy and astrophysics have reached to such advanced levels, common answers are looked for these three questions on matter, universe and human being; the science and these works study the same subjects and share a common ground of work. Here you are: The work, which contains in itself a spiritual/immaterial treasury for people who have an irresistible interest and passion for science and learning, is called RISALE-I NUR (TREATISE OF LIGHT). The content of the book is composed of 19 basic epistles selected from the Collection of Risale-i Nur. Some selected parts related to the subject from 23rd Word Epistle of Nature, Epistle of Resurrection, first eight Words and some other epistles are included in our book. The main texts from Risale-i Nur are placed in the beginning, the words and concepts are explained in the footnotes and the explanatory texts are provided afterwards. In addition, occasionally, as the need arises, explanatory texts are included within the text of the book in the form of an intermediary note. The first part of our book, which consists of two main sections is entitled as “Discovering the Value of the Treasure of Faith.” In this section, the following is presented: the meaning and the importance of the faith and worship, which are proposed by the Religion to the man; how the hidden secret of the universe is solved by the religion; the beauty of faith and how the true value of man comes to light with faith, and the levels of Qur’an and philosophy in terms of understanding the Secret of the Universe. Finally, we are trying to look closely at the great good news and the remedy for death brought by the religion through prophets and we are looking for the answer to this question: “What are the characteristics of true faith that will enable us to earn the eternal life?” We can regard this first part as the understanding of how great and precious a treasure is. The second part of the book is entitled as ” Proving the Existence of the Treasure of Faith with Evidences”. In this section, six pillars of faith are proved with detailed evidences. In other words, in the second section, the existence of the treasure sought to be achieved, whose value is understood/appreciated in the first section, is proved; its place is discovered, and this great and magnificent treasure is acquired. Primarily understanding that faith is such a great blessing and a treasure with a great value would determine the importance that we would give to that treasure and its evidences. Nevertheless, you will also observe that in the first part, a serious effort has also been made to search for the truth and evidences. Once you complete the book, you will have completed an important reading that could be considered as a brief summary of the Risale-i Nur collection and taken a serious step in studying the high knowledge of faith that is taught by these works. In “The Journeys of Discovery Risale-i Nur Training Program”, you are invited for an adventure of looking for and finding out the truth. We have a very strong reason to begin this journey: to witness the magnificent details of the divine technology and uniqueness of the artful creation and hence, to take a big step on the way of achieving the true faith that was demanded from us by Allah. We would like you to accompany us in this imaginary and mental journey of discovery. There is only one fixed price for a ticket of the Journey: A strong sense of wonder in the search for truth. BOOK INDEX * Journeys of Discovery Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light) Training Program, Based on Academic Work and Supported by Visuals * Declaration on Copyright All Kinds of Free Usage, the Right to Print and Publish * Let’s Get Acquainted with the Books Discovering The Secret of The Universe! A Journey of Discovery for an Extraordinary Treasure: Risale-i Nur (The Treatise of Light) Training Program FIRST MAIN SECTION: DISCOVERING THE VALUE OF THE TREASURE OF FAITH 1.Discovery: Discovering the High Truth of Belief, Worship and Salaat (Prayer) * Telling and Remembering the name of Allah (1. Word) * The Universe is a Place of Festivity (2. Word) * Discovering the High Truth of Worship (3. Word) * Exploring the Truth of Salaah/Prayer (4. Word) * Irresponsible Doctor, Mentally Ill Soldier (5. Word) * The World's Most Profitable Trade Agreement (6.Word) 2.Discovery: The Insight into the Covered Truth of the Religion and the Universe * The Insight into the Covered Hidden Truth of Religion and the Universe (7.Word) * Down the Rabbit Hole! (8.Word) Sub Headings: A Critical Assessment of the Law of Attraction and Quantum Thinking Technique Down the Rabbit Hole! 3.Discovery: Man’s High Value That Becomes Apparent with Faith And the Beauties of the Being Faithfull - Picasso’s Painting -The Real Truth, Which Is Brilliant and Beautiful, of the Universe - The Source of An Amazing Feeling of Confidence - The Difference of the Man - Discovery of the Subtle Secret of Supplication/Prayer -‘On the Concept of “Self Confidence/Reliance” - Small Targets, Low Tastes - Big Target, High Tastes - Being Suspicious of Our Lifestyle - A Tremendous Truth Worth Being Discovered - For Those Who Wonder About the Secret of the Universe 4.Discovery: The comparison of Qur'an, Philosophy and Modern Science in Understanding the Secret of the Universe * The Story of the Creation of Our Universe (11. Word) * A Gift Package (12. Word-First Principle) * To Graduate from the Academy of Universe (A chapter taken from the Thirteenth Word) 5.Discovery: The Solution for Death * Looking at Death and Life Under a Different Kind of Light (Introductory Text) * The Gallows and the Lottery Office (From 11th Ray - The Treatise of Fruits) * Being Sentenced to Death * The Difference that A Muslim Makes (The Second Station of the Thirteenth Word) * How Do We Deceive Ourselves? * The Concept of Saving the Faith SECOND MAIN SECTION: PROVING THE EXISTENCE OF THE TREASURE OF FAITH WITH EVIDENCES 1.Truth: The Proof of The Truth of Faith in Allah (New Perspectives of The Treatise of Nature) * Looking at the Matters of Faith from the Right Side (Introduction to New Perspectives of The Treatise of Nature) * The Effort to Make Sense out of This World and Magnificent Skies * An Imaginary and Mental Journey of Discovery in The Depths of Divine Technology (23rd Flash, Treatise of Nature) Subheadings : -Thoughts over Existence -What is Nature? -What are Laws of Nature? -Intelligent Design -Coincidence and Material Reasons -A Fantastic Science-Fiction Story -Amazing Discoveries on The Existence of The Universe -What Happens when There Are Multiple-Universes? -Grand Design and Theory of Everything - A Different Perspective on Big Bang -The Impossible Scenarios of the Formation of the Matter/Objects, Formation Due to Causes and Self-creation -The Miracle of a Fly -Production of Living Beings from a Single Centre -Miracle of the Eye -The Thousand-Domed Palace The Concept of Irreducible Complexity -No Production Is Possible without Moulds! (Alternatives for Production of Living Things) -Journey to the Land of Miracles -Fantastic Data Stores: Brain and DNA -Looking at the Reality from a Blind-Spot -A Question That Will Open The Mysterious Door of The Universe -Interwoven Spiral Order -Getting Wet in The Ocean of the Cosmos -The Laws of Nature and Quantum Universe -Law of Atraction and A Critical Evaluation of Quantum Thinking -Design Signature over The Matter/Objects -Looking at Allah from the Right Side -Our World: A spaceship in the Sea of Sky -How Is Everything Taking Place with Divine Power -Is the Movement of Particles an Explanation for Everything? Additional Sections * Discussion Notes from Our Seminars on “The New Perspectives from The Treatise of Nature” - Scientific Findings about Evolution and the Miracles of Quran - About Quantum Approach and Divine Truths - Important Points on Evolution, Atheism and Creation 2.Truth: (Believing in Angels) Proof of the Existence of Angels * We Are Not Alone! (Introductory Text) * Why Does Life Exist? * What is the Meaning and Value of the Existence without Life? * Angels’ Truth * The Roles Shared in a Perfect Ecosystem 3.Truth: (Faith in the Divine Books) The Truth of Revelation and the Proof of the Coming of Qur'an from Allah It is Completely Different Word! (The Truth of Revelation and the Proof of the Coming of Qur'an from Allah) Sub Headings: * Extraordinary Spiritual Mastery of a Wonderful Book * An Unprecedented Challenge * Understanding the Environment in Which and the Persons against whom The Quran Made This Unprecedented Challenge * Uniqueness of Quran’s Style * A Spiritual Transformation Beyond Every Imagination * Quran’s Amazing Influence * Good News from the Holly Books * Quran: A Miracle Beyond the Capabilties of The Human Being * Scientific Miracles of Quran 4.Truth: (Belief in Prophets) Proof of the Truth of Prophethood and Proof of Prophethood of Muhammad (PBUH) Spiritual Sun of the Universe Sub Headings: * Spiritual Sun of the Universe * How Could It Be Understood That A person Is A (Real) Prophet? * The Most Brilliant Evidence of the Existence of Allah 5.Truth: Evidence for the Existence of Resurrection after Death * An Invaluable Truth: Eternal Life (Introductory Text) Sub Headings: - Rehearsal Scene - Banquet Table for Tasting - Magnificent Cinema House - Divine Information Repository - Dominoes - Great Show Centre, the Universe and the Cosmic Calendar - Union of Opposites - Missing Part of the Puzzle - Babies in Their Mother’s Womb - Drawing Conclusions Coherent with Most Basic Truths - Learning the Truth from Its Source - The Gate to Eternity Opened for the Human Being - Divine Causes Connected to the Human Being - Unknown Breakfast - Film without A Final - Privileged Planet - The Prayer Opening the Gate of Eternal Life - The Way to Salvation from A Paradoxical Situation - An Illogical Fiction - He will Do it if He Promised - Reviving Earth - Would the One Doing the Difficult, Be Unable To Do the Thing Which Is Easier? - The Truest News in the World - Secret Plan - Desolate Festival - A Truth As Unshakable As the Existence of the Earth - An Eternal Life Where Death Is Killed 6.Truth: The Truth of the Divine Determining and Free Will (Belief in Fate, Qadar) Sub Headings: * A Healthy Approach to the Matters of Qadar and Free Will * How can We Reconcile Divine Determining with Free Will? * Nature of Free Will * What is the Meaning of Everything Being Determined by Allah’s Will? * What Does It Mean If Everything about Divine Determining is Good and Beautiful? SPECIAL SECTIONS * The Life of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi and Risale-i Nur * An Attempt to Make Risale-i Nur the Property of Humanity: Explanatory Works Sub Headings: * Why and How of Risale-i Nur Explanatory Works * A Realistic and Alternative Model in Risale-i Nur Works, That Meets the Needs * An Attempt to Make Risale-i Nur the Property of Humanity: Explanatory Works * Our Responsibilities in the Service of Risale-i Nur * Quran, Risale-i Nur and the Place of the Explanation of Risale-i Nur From the Perspective of Religious Sciences * How shall the dream of Medresetüzzehra be realized? * How Could It Be Possible To Teach Risale-i Nur As A Textbook? * Applied Model of Medresetüzzehra * Analysis of Methods for Introduction of Risale-i Nur and Its Integration into Education System * The Analysis of Religion Lesson’s Text Book Which is Based on Risale-i Nur * Could Loyalty to Islam and to the Science Ever Be Considered As Betrayal to Risale-i Nur? * For A Positive Transformation in Education, Which Method Is Realistic and of Top Priority? * A Style of Explanatory Lecturing For Risale-i Nur, Which is Not Either Exaggerated nor Understated * Risale-i Nur, Civilization of Islam/Quran and Philosophy of Science * How will the Civilization of Islam/Quran be built? What does the Dream of Medresetüzzehra Express? * Your Journey Just Begins Now! THE COMPANIES OF ROAD FOR YOUR PERSONAL VOYAGE * Seminar Texts, Presentations and Videos* Our Website for The Journeys of Discovery * Our Books on Explanatory Notes for Risale-i Nur (Texts and Visuals/Interactive) * Our Video Channel for The Journeys of Discovery * Suggested Websites * The Opportunity to Read and Listen Risale-i Nur Round The Clock Wherever You Are * Locations Where You Can Participate in Risale-i Nur Conversations and Classes * Other Academic Training Activities * Author’s Contact Address

My 15 Year Journey in Africa

My 15 Year Journey in Africa

Author: Sister Mary Angelita Molina, OSF

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452023670

Category: Social Science

Page: 134

View: 491

In this book, Sister Angelita tells her story of those 15 years in Nigeria. Sister Angelita did all this missionary activity while constantly begging for prayers and financial support to carry on her work. Her love of God shines through in everything that Sister Angelita accomplished. During her worst tribulations, and there were many, her constant prayer was “God is Good”. Indeed, each of the stories Angelita relates in her little book radiates her dependence on Divine Providence. The chapters show how God worked through her to ease the afflictions of body, soul, and spirit of the people she loved so much. Because of her, their lives became a little more bearable. This little dynamo of a person never takes “no” for an answer. When the going gets tough, she works all the harder to accomplish her objectives. I know of no one with a more determined spirit. Sister Angelita and I have known each other for 45 years and this is my testimony to a woman of God who radiates the words of Jesus: “Live in Me as I do in you ... those who live in Me and I in them will bear much fruit.” John 14:4-5 Sarah E. Wellinger Longtime Friend

Journey Thru America - My Quest for Peace - Volume One

Journey Thru America - My Quest for Peace - Volume One

Author: Gary L Beer

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781300219316

Category: Travel

Page: 472

View: 548

Travelling the back roads across America in 2001/2002 on a seven month, eighteen thousand mile journey brought out survival instincts and a perception of life in Gary that we all possess and rarely experience in this modern world that we live. The result is clearly written in Journey Thru America My Quest for Peace Volume One, in which Gary describes his incredible journey in such a way that the reader experiences the excitement and travelling as if they are experiencing it themselves. Gary speaks his mind of America and American people that is controversial at times and thought provoking.