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David Mitchell s Post Secular World

Author : Rose Harris-Birtill
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Since the publication of Ghostwritten (1999), David Mitchell has rapidly established himself as one of the most inventive and important British novelists of the 21st century. In this landmark study, Rose Harris-Birtill reveals the extent to which Mitchell has created an interconnected fictional world across the full run of his writing. Covering Mitchell's complete fictions, from bestselling novels such as Cloud Atlas (2004), The Bone Clocks (2014) and number9dream (2001), to his short stories and his libretti for the operas Sunken Garden and Wake, this book examines how Buddhist influences inform the ethical worldview that permeates his writing. Using a comparative theoretical model drawn from the Tibetan mandala to map Mitchell's fictional world, Harris-Birtill positions Mitchell as central to a new generation of post-secular writers who re-examine the vital role of belief in galvanizing action amidst contemporary ecological, political and humanitarian crises. David Mitchell's Post-Secular World features two substantial new interviews with the author, a chronology of his fictions and a selected bibliography of important critical writings on his work.

The Evangelical Dictionary of World Religions

Author : H. Wayne House
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With all of the different religions, sects, denominations, and belief systems out there, it can be difficult to separate the facts from mere opinion, especially if one is relying solely on online sources which may or may not be vetted and which often have an ideological or political slant to them. How can we truly understand if we cannot even be sure we are getting the facts straight? In this comprehensive resource, more than 75 evangelical scholars offer a thoroughly researched guide to Christianity, other world religions, and alternative religious views, including entries on movements, theological terms, and major historical figures. Perfect for pastors, students, and anyone who wants ready access to information on today's religious landscape.

Mandala for the Inspired Artist

Author : Louise Gale
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Mandala for the Inspired Artist is sure to spark endless hours of DIY and craft mandala projects and imagination! Learn how to create your own beautiful mandalas using a variety of tools and mediums. One part inspiration, one part how-to, Mandala for the Inspired Artist is chock full of unique and inspirational prompts, exercises, and approachable step-by-step projects that are perfect for crafters of any skill level. From making art with pencils, paints, and paper to tape, nature's textures, and found objects, readers will discover a variety of ways to make unique mandala artwork. This engaging and interactive book is packed with helpful tips and beautiful photographs of finished work to both instruct and inspire. Inside artists will discover how to draw and paint mandalas, how to arrange a mandala, and how to turn their own mandalas into inspiring artwork, home decor, and gifts. Included are interactive pages for brainstorming and sketching, in addition to fun templates for scanning, copying and/or coloring in. Full of inspirational instruction, sophisticated artwork, and a myriad of ideas to explore and build on, Mandala for the Inspired Artist is sure to spur endless DIY and craft projects and spark hours of mandala fun and imagination!

The Mind Remedy

Author : Ruth Williams
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After the success of Marie Kondo's Spark Joy! here comes an enlightening book that reveals how objects can bring a timely little lift to everyday living, enriching our wellbeing and brightening our minds! The Mind Remedy is a precious compendium of spiritual things that create space for the reader to pause and reflect, to focus and nourish the mind, and to provide hands-on happiness. From dream catchers to worry beads, this beautifully crafted book shares the origins, meaning, and practice inherent in every holistic artifact we may own or want to collect on our personal development travels. Arranged to appeal to every state of mind, and inviting the reader to dip in as they need to during their own journey, this book will show you how to craft your own life-enhancing object, and conduct your meditative ritual for a daily dose of wellbeing and self-care.

Mandala 365

Author : Dr. M. P. Khan NMD, MD
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In a very real sense, each of us is a mandala. Some of us have intricate patterns and colors reflecting the complex experiences of our lives. Some of us are simple arcs of existence with minimalist designs and subtle colors and every possible combination in between. Each of us is as unique as our individual DNA, which strangely, in cross-section on electron microscopy, looks like a mandala! But unlike our DNA, our mandalas are constantly shifting shapes and colors as we make our choices as to the best way to live our lives. All designs of the mandala have a borderthe interface we have with one another and the material world. And each mandala has a center, the singularity, where the trinity of mind, body, and spirit integrates and unites with the divine self.

Chakras for Creativity

Author : Jilly Shipway
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Become Your Most Creative Self through Yoga, Meditation, and Visualization Harness the power of the chakras and bring more success to all areas of your life, including art projects, business endeavors, and scientific pursuits. Jilly Shipway leads you through all seven energy centers with corresponding yoga practices and mindfulness techniques. She teaches you to access a deep source of inner wisdom that is the wellspring of all creativity and optimize your ability to create unique masterpieces. Your improved self-expression can even help heal trauma. Mountain Pose can ground your creative focus and therapeutic writing about the sun builds confidence. Visualizing light unblocks stagnant energy and walking meditations can send love to yourself and others. These simple activities, and many more like them, make it easy for you to create beauty and share your gifts with the world.

The Mindful Mandala Coloring Book

Author : Lisa Tenzin-Dolma
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Viewed as the key to self-knowledge and inner peace in Eastern traditions, a mandala is a symbolic spiritual image which, when meditated on, can bring about profound transformation. Featuring imagery from a range of spiritual and religious traditions, as well as from the natural world, this wonderful book offers a superb collection of black and white mandala artworks for you to colour in, plus guided meditations for every image, and a further section of basic line templates for you to create your own mandala designs.

42 Seasonal Mandalas Coloring Book

Author : Wolfgang Hund
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Teachers and parents can let the season determine which mandalas will be colored in 42 Seasonal Mandalas Coloring Book. This book not only inspires children but also helps them celebrate the beauty of natural cycles. With designs incorporating ice cream cones, jack o’ lanterns, apples, and snowflakes, these mandalas are perfect for celebrating seasons and holidays.

Japanese Mandalas

Author : Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis
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The first broad study of Japanese mandalas to appear in a Western language, this volume interprets mandalas as sanctified realms where identification between the human and the sacred occurs. The author investigates eighth- to seventeenth-century paintings from three traditions: Esoteric Buddhism, Pure Land Buddhism, and the kami-worshipping (Shinto) tradition. It is generally recognized that many of these mandalas are connected with texts and images from India and the Himalayas. A pioneering theme of this study is that, in addition to the South Asian connections, certain paradigmatic Japanese mandalas reflect pre-Buddhist Chinese concepts, including geographical concepts. In convincing and lucid prose, ten Grotenhuis chronicles an intermingling of visual, doctrinal, ritual, and literary elements in these mandalas that has come to be seen as characteristic of the Japanese religious tradition as a whole. This beautifully illustrated work begins in the first millennium B.C.E. in China with an introduction to the Book of Documents and ends in present-day Japan at the sacred site of Kumano. Ten Grotenhuis focuses on the Diamond and Womb World mandalas of Esoteric Buddhist tradition, on the Taima mandala and other related mandalas from the Pure Land Buddhist tradition, and on mandalas associated with the kami-worshipping sites of Kasuga and Kumano. She identifies specific sacred places in Japan with sacred places in India and with Buddhist cosmic diagrams. Through these identifications, the realm of the buddhas is identified with the realms of the kami and of human beings, and Japanese geographical areas are identified with Buddhist sacred geography. Explaining why certain fundamental Japanese mandalas look the way they do and how certain visual forms came to embody the sacred, ten Grotenhuis presents works that show a complex mixture of Indian Buddhist elements, pre-Buddhist Chinese elements, Chinese Buddhist elements, and indigenous Japanese elements.

Mandala Designs

Author : Martha Bartfeld
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Forty-four ready-to-color original designs, based on an ancient motif symbolizing "universe" or "wholeness," will challenge and excite colorists of all ages. Typically containing circles, squares, triangles, and other geometrical figures rotating around a common center, these intriguing patterns will provide a wealth of inspiration, as well, for artists, designers and craftspeople.