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Living in the World as If it Were Home

To do this, Lilburn turns to those almost forgotten masters of desire, the mystics of the negative way, psuedo-Dionysius, the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing and John Scotus Eriugena.This is a remarkable collection, a ""classic" ...

Author : Tim Lilburn

Release : 1999

Publisher : Dunvegan, Ont. : Cormorant Books

ISBN : 9781896951140

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Written over a nine-year span, Living In The World As If It Were Home is a careful, exquisite look at the human desire t oshare a home with long grass, rivers, and stones, by poet Tim Lilburn. Lilburn's collection of essays plots the work required to roughly re-establish the condistions of Paradise; it explores the world of priries rivers, aspen-covered sandhills, deer country, big lakes taking on their first ice in late October, the moon rising over chokecherry thickets, and asks: how to be here?There's nother glib about the answer Lilburn offers as he says in one of his poems: ""The way back will be hard, ghost road through the rooms of sorrow/moon of contemplation on our backs." Though hard, however, the way is readily available: plain delight, he believes, knows the way. But the project to live in the world as though it were home requires the recovery of the full resources of human desire. The muscle of eros needs to be made strong. To do this, Lilburn turns to those almost forgotten masters of desire, the mystics of the negative way, psuedo-Dionysius, the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing and John Scotus Eriugena.This is a remarkable collection, a ""classic" as Dennis Lee says in his foreword, by a writer with passion and insight, in hopeless love with the unsayable world, the place wich ""ignites awe" yet is completely vulnerable to human ingenuid104

The Flame of Eternity

Telling the story of a cosmic catastrophe that will end the world as we know it so
as to make room for a happy new ... as if we were merely passing through for a
while, or else by living as though the world as we know it were our only home:
We ...

Author : Krzysztof Michalski

Release : 2011-12-05

Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN : 140084021X

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The Flame of Eternity provides a reexamination and new interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy and the central role that the concepts of eternity and time, as he understood them, played in it. According to Krzysztof Michalski, Nietzsche's reflections on human life are inextricably linked to time, which in turn cannot be conceived of without eternity. Eternity is a measure of time, but also, Michalski argues, something Nietzsche viewed first and foremost as a physiological concept having to do with the body. The body ages and decays, involving us in a confrontation with our eventual death. It is in relation to this brute fact that we come to understand eternity and the finitude of time. Nietzsche argues that humanity has long regarded the impermanence of our life as an illness in need of curing. It is this "pathology" that Nietzsche called nihilism. Arguing that this insight lies at the core of Nietzsche's philosophy as a whole, Michalski seeks to explain and reinterpret Nietzsche's thought in light of it. Michalski maintains that many of Nietzsche's main ideas--including his views on love, morality (beyond good and evil), the will to power, overcoming, the suprahuman (or the overman, as it is infamously referred to), the Death of God, and the myth of the eternal return--take on new meaning and significance when viewed through the prism of eternity.

Plain Speaking

In a book entitled Living in the World as if it Were Home , Tim Lilburn writes that “
these essays consider what might have to be done in order to live in the world as
if it were home " ( 1999 : xiii ) ; and the particular place he writes of is this prairie ...

Author : University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center

Release : 2002

Publisher : University of Regina Press

ISBN : 9780889771390

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This collection of essays is partly based on the proceedings of a two-day conference on the various types & levels of connections between First Nations & Metis peoples and the Canadian Plains. The essay themes are historic, social, political, and artistic and cover such subjects as: preservation of Aboriginal heritage; the agricultural production campaign of 1918-23; Cree-language place names; the challenges of modernity; Aboriginal healing; the Aboriginal writer; pictographs; Sheila Orr, Aboriginal artist; and reminiscences of elders.

Desire Never Leaves

Living in the World As Iflt Were Home, the title of his essay collection, points to
this connection with the immediate environment. But what does it really mean to
live in the world? And what is lying in wait in that tricky phrase “as if,” waiting to
trip ...

Author : Tim Lilburn

Release : 2009-08-03

Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN : 088920540X

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The selected poems in Desire Never Leaves span Tim Lilburn’s career, demonstrating the evolution of a unique and careful thinker as he takes his place among the nation’s premier writers. This edition of his poetry untangles many of the strands running through his works, providing insight into a poetic world that is both spectacular and humbling. The introduction by Alison Calder situates Lilburn’s writing in an alternate tradition of prairie poetry that relies less on the vernacular and more on philosophy and meditation. Examining Lilburn’s antecedents in Christian mysticism and the ascetic tradition, Calder stresses the paradoxical nature of Lilburn’s writing—the expression of loss through plenitude. The divine in the natural world is glimpsed in brief flashes; nevertheless, the poet, driven by love, continues his quest for what glitters in things. Tim Lilburn’s afterword is an evocative meditation grounded in personal history. He speaks of how poetry, a craning quiet, allows one to hear what is alive in the world. He also describes how poetry is resolutely attached to both a historical moment and an individual subjectivity that is inevitably anchored in time. Lilburn’s poetry is both a religious undertaking and a political gesture that speaks to the urgency of situating ourselves where we live.


After the first five years of his life in Danzig, where he was born on 22 February
1788, his family fled the then free city to ... to understand the nature and meaning
of the world, he would ultimately conclude that the world itself was not his home.

Author : David E. Cartwright

Release : 2010-03-29

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 0521825989

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This is the first comprehensive biography of Schopenhauer written in English. Placing him in his historical and philosophical contexts, David E. Cartwright tells the story of Schopenhauer's life to convey the full range of his philosophy. He offers a fully documented portrait in which he explores Schopenhauer's fractured family life, his early formative influences, his critical loyalty to Kant, his personal interactions with Fichte and Goethe, his ambivalent relationship to Schelling, his contempt for Hegel, his struggle to make his philosophy known, and his reaction to his late-arriving fame.


Yet, although they may live in that world, they don't consider themselves part of it.
... in to it, surrendering every dream of my future, ordinary, mediocre dreams of a
home, a family, a career, and above all, ... None of that was possible living as ...

Author : Kelley Armstrong

Release : 2009-08-25

Publisher : Vintage Canada

ISBN : 030735878X

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An erotically charged, addictive thriller from the future queen of suspense. Living in Toronto for a year, Elena is leading the normal life she has always dreamed of, including a stable job as a journalist and a nice apartment shared with her boyfriend. As the lone female werewolf in existence, only her secret midnight prowls and her occasional inhuman cravings set her apart. Just one year ago, life was very different. Adopted by the Pack when bitten, Elena had spent years struggling with her resentment at having her life stolen away. Torn between two worlds, and overwhelmed by the new passions coursing through her body, her only option for control was to deny her awakening needs and escape. But now the Pack has called Elena home to help them fight an alliance of renegade werewolves who are bent on exposing and annihilating the Pack. And although Elena is obliged to rejoin her "family," she vows not to be swept up in Pack life again, no matter how natural it might feel. She has made her choice. Trouble is, she's increasingly uncertain if it's the right one. An erotically charged thriller, Bitten will awaken the voracious appetite of every reader, as the age-old battle between man and beast, between human and inhuman forces, comes to a head in one small town and within one woman's body. From the Paperback edition.

Dying for Ideas

“Familiar” and “unfamiliar,” “home” and “foreign,” “acceptance” and “rejection”—
these are categories that structure our minds and shape our lives. The Greeks
divided the world into a familiar universe where human life is grounded,
oikouménē (the inhabited world), and the ... (Patočka 1989: 264) Human life
takes place and flourishes when we manage to insert ourselves into the world as
if this were “a ...

Author : Costica Bradatan

Release : 2015-02-26

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN : 1472525825

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What do Socrates, Hypatia, Giordano Bruno, Thomas More, and Jan Patocka have in common? First, they were all faced one day with the most difficult of choices: stay faithful to your ideas and die or renounce them and stay alive. Second, they all chose to die. Their spectacular deaths have become not only an integral part of their biographies, but are also inseparable from their work. A "death for ideas" is a piece of philosophical work in its own right; Socrates may have never written a line, but his death is one of the greatest philosophical best-sellers of all time. Dying for Ideas explores the limit-situation in which philosophers find themselves when the only means of persuasion they can use is their own dying bodies and the public spectacle of their death. The book tells the story of the philosopher's encounter with death as seen from several angles: the tradition of philosophy as an art of living; the body as the site of self-transcending; death as a classical philosophical topic; taming death and self-fashioning; finally, the philosophers' scapegoating and their live performance of a martyr's death, followed by apotheosis and disappearance into myth. While rooted in the history of philosophy, Dying for Ideas is an exercise in breaking disciplinary boundaries. This is a book about Socrates and Heidegger, but also about Gandhi's "fasting unto death" and self-immolation; about Girard and Passolini, and self-fashioning and the art of the essay.

Beyond White Ethnicity

So, to me, being Cherokee means being willing to live that, not just to talk about it
, but to live that. ... philosophy and a way of living and thinking and being that is
very, um, it comes up against almost everything we're taught growing up in
school . . . the American ... If she has to choose, between the white world and the
Native world, she would definitely choose ... [a major insurance company], um,
making quite a bit of money and my kids were home alone in the summer with no
one there ...

Author : Kathleen J. Fitzgerald

Release : 2007

Publisher : Lexington Books

ISBN : 9780739113936

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Through qualitative analysis of individuals, Kathleen J. Fitzgerald studies the social construction of racial and ethnic identity in Beyond White Ethnicity. Fitzgerald focuses on Native Americans, who despite a previously unacknowledged and uncelebrated background, are embracing and reclaiming their heritage in their everyday lives. Focusing on the purpose, process, and problems of this reclamation, Fitzgerald's research provides an understanding of these issues. She also exposes how institutional power relations are racialized and how race is a social and political construction, and she helps us understand larger cultural transformations. This insightful collection of research sparks the interest of those who study sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Hannah Coulter

She would come home on the vacations. She was living already, and was
preparing to live, in a different world from ours. But her goodness was that she
kept on liking the world that she had come from. When she came home she just
quietly ...

Author : Wendell Berry

Release : 2005-10-10

Publisher : Counterpoint Press

ISBN : 1582439907

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Hannah Coulter is Wendell Berry’s seventh novel and his first to employ the voice of a woman character in its telling. Hannah, the now-elderly narrator, recounts the love she has for the land and for her community. She remembers each of her two husbands, and all places and community connections threatened by twentieth-century technologies. At risk is the whole culture of family farming, hope redeemed when her wayward and once lost grandson, Virgil, returns to his rural home place to work the farm.

Chicken Soup for the Girl's Soul

From that day on, my life became a case file; just a large manila folder held
snugly under the arm of a complete stranger. ... It was not a home to me but
merely a house with four walls and a roof, just a building that Social Services
deemed fit for my living requirements. ... A home in my world was like a fairytale,
a faroff place of magical beings and magical events where everything was fit
perfectly to end in ...

Author : Jack Canfield

Release : 2012-08-07

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 1453276238

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From Barbies to your first bra, from holding your teddy bear to slowdancing with your first boyfriend, from knowing everyone in elementary school to trying to make new friends in middle school. . . . When dealing with these changes, it's no wonder preteen girls can freak out from time to time.

The Essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr

That direct experience of another religion contributed to my own awareness of
living in a world with many religions. It brought home realities which were to
confront me later in life both theologically and philosophically. I began to ponder
over ...

Author : Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Release : 2007

Publisher : World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN : 1933316381

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This anthology of Seyyed Hossein Nasr's most representative essays, edited by William C. Chittick, distills the essence of this leading scholar's thoughts on the subjects of Islam, Sufism, Tradition, and the Environmental Crisis.

Culture and Everyday Life

So 'natural' does the life-world seem for each person that they do not generally
experience it as anything other than just 'the way things are'. ... what we are doing
is, as it were, 'escaping' from the lifeworld and coming to look at it 'from the
outside', as if it were foreign to us. ... I found that Mr. Turner's house of office [i.e.
toilet] is full and comes into my cellar, which do trouble me, but I shall have it

Author : David Inglis

Release : 2004-08-02

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1134364814

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Culture is unquestionably a central topic in the contemporary social sciences. In order to understand how people think, feel, value, act and express themselves, it is necessary to examine the cultures they create, and are in turn created by. Here, David Inglis shows how the study of culture can be transformed by focusing in on how cultural forces shape, influence, structure - and occasionally disrupt - the day-to-day activities of individuals. Reconsidering different views on 'culture' - what it is, how it operates, and how it relates to other aspects of the human (and non-human) world - this new book covers key areas such as: high culture versus popular culture modern and postmodern culture globalization and culture culture and nature. Specific issues covered range from the everyday aspects of sportive play, artistic production and the mass media, to car culture and global cuisine, and students are introduced to some of the major thinkers on culture from Matthew Arnold to Bakhtin and Bourdieu. Written in a concise, student-friendly manner, theoretical arguments are illustrated with examples from film, architecture and daily life, making this an informative and indispensable introduction for those wishing to understand the complexities of culture.

What Type of Character Are You Hanging Out With?

that I felt like I was living in a war zone exposed to a real live enemy that was hell-
bent on destroying who I was as a person. It was ... Being in the war destroyed
those attributes in him—he no longer looked at the world with eyes of innocence,
he was no longer naïve. ... He was sent back home after the war to live with who
he now was as a person, and to function in the society as a normal human being.

Author : Betty Alark

Release : 2011-01-06

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

ISBN : 1453599819

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People enter our space on a daily basis - and as I always say, "You can't judge a book by its cover" You actually have to open the book and start reading its contents before deciding whether you like it or not; to determine its value and worth. Only then will you find out if it was a good book; if your time was well spent on reading it, and whether you would recommend it to someone else. The characters that enter our space are like books - one never knows what's lurking around inside the mind of a character until you delve into that characters' mind and determine what type of character the person is. What type of character are you hanging out with?

Coming Full Circle: One Woman’S Journey Through Spiritual Crisis

I realized that we humans are all like little “godlings.” I also began to observe that
people around me were living in a world that lacked much color, literally. Clothing
and interior and exterior decorations of homes lacked color. I noticed that ...

Author : Carol L. Noyes

Release : 2014-08-13

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

ISBN : 1493189271

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Her journey of recovery from bipolar disorder and her insights are described in this book, an autobiography of Carol Noyes. When Carol went through mid-life crisis in the spring of 2006 her world was turned upside-down. Carol was able to wean herself off drugs, after over four years on psychiatric medications. She found natural alternatives that effectively helped her to recover and to lead a productive life. Carol believes that the current medical paradigm is inadequate and often unable to help individuals to heal and to bounce back. Carol nearly died from a combination of the swine flu and lithium poisoning. Her descent to the bottom of the metaphorical well provided the impetus for her to research non-drug therapies. These therapies, along with faith, hope, and courage, brought Carol back to a peaceful life. Carol recounts her life and investigates the factors that precipitated imbalance. She writes about her extraordinary experiences during expanded states of consciousness. She also delves into the world of symbols and mythologies, describing how they became poignant for her. Carol calls her experience a time of spiritual awakening; a time of developing self-esteem, learning to love herself, and finding her true purpose. She hopes that her insights will help others going through spiritual crisis. Those interested in humanistic psychology, personal growth, and spirituality may find this book fascinating.

Green is Beautiful

It had become a growing fantasy for me to live in one such energy- efficient home
and so on that fateful day in 1997 when my ... I now realize that our choice in that
brief moment was one that would continue to bear positive fruit on the world ...

Author : Claudio Santini

Release : 2009

Publisher : Images Publishing

ISBN : 1864703253

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Architectural photographer Claudio Santini takes readers on an exclusive tour of some of the world's most beautiful green homes. The pictorial journey winds its way through chapters on photovoltaics, passive shading, recycled materials and other sustaina


Therefore, the earth as it is now (under the Curse) is not our home. The world as
it was, and as it will be, is our home. We have never known a world without sin,
suffering, and death. Yet we yearn for such a life and such a world. When we see

Author : Randy Alcorn

Release : 2011-12-09

Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN : 9781414345673

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What will heaven be like? Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style. His conclusions will surprise readers and stretch their thinking about this important subject. Heaven will inspire readers to long for heaven while they're living on earth.

And Rainedrops Fall Down My Cheeks

It was as if we were in a little world sealed off from the outside world. ... I didn't
feel I could cope on my own clearing the home and so I called on some spiritual
friends to come and help me bless our home. ... There were five of us in that living
room and as we knelt and poured our hearts out to God and to all those in the
spirit ...

Author : Raine

Release : 2010-02

Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN : 1609112288

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This autobiography follows the author, Raine, from the time she was a young child and centers on the relationship she shares with her guardian angel.The experiences Raine has lived through, including health problems as well as her relationships with family and animals, will encourage readers to open their awareness to inter-dimensional energies. It explores insights into self empowerment through spiritual development.As Raine strives throughout her life to continue to grow, both educationally and spiritually, she shares both positive and negative experiences that have shaped her life to where she is today.And Rainedrops Fall Down My Cheeks will open new pathways for others seeking meaning in their lives.

Imagining the Turkish House

can truly be called a collective unconscious: the past as a dream state was
unconscious in that dreams always signify ... world, as it was being mediated in
political rhetoric and social discourse, and the Ottoman life-world that was
inaudible, ...

Author : Carel Bertram

Release : 2008-08-01

Publisher : University of Texas Press

ISBN : 0292718268

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"Houses can become poetic expressions of longing for a lost past, voices of a lived present, and dreams of an ideal future." Carel Bertram discovered this truth when she went to Turkey in the 1990s and began asking people about their memories of "the Turkish house." The fondness and nostalgia with which people recalled the distinctive wooden houses that were once ubiquitous throughout the Ottoman Empire made her realize that "the Turkish house" carries rich symbolic meaning. In this delightfully readable book, Bertram considers representations of the Turkish house in literature, art, and architecture to understand why the idea of the house has become such a potent signifier of Turkish identity. Bertram's exploration of the Turkish house shows how this feature of Ottoman culture took on symbolic meaning in the Turkish imagination as Turkey became more Westernized and secular in the early decades of the twentieth century. She shows how artists, writers, and architects all drew on the memory of the Turkish house as a space where changing notions of spirituality, modernity, and identity—as well as the social roles of women and the family—could be approached, contested, revised, or embraced during this period of tumultuous change.

When the Time Comes

After the heart attack, Peg remembered that there was a nursing home on the
same campus, right next to Providence House, and she arranged to ... “So that's
the dance we're in rightnow,” Peg said, preparing to launch another discussion
about moving to Providence House. ... Assisted living isanidea defined largely by
what it isn't: It'snota nursing home. ... Virginia in the early 1990s, “we had people
from all over the world—Japan, Italy, Australia—coming through on tours,” she

Author : Paula Span

Release : 2009-06-10

Publisher : Hachette UK

ISBN : 0446552224

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What will you do when you get the call that a loved one has had a heart attack or a stroke? Or when you realize that a family member is too frail to live alone, but too healthy for a nursing home? Journalist Paula Span shares the resonant narratives of several families who faced these questions. Each family contemplates the alternatives in elder care (from assisted living to multigenerational living to home care, nursing care, and at the end, hospice care) and chooses the right path for its needs. Span writes about the families' emotional challenges, their practical discoveries, and the good news that some of them find a situation that has worked for them and their loved ones. And many find joy in the duty of caring for an older loved one. There are 45 million Americans caring for family members currently, and as the 77 million boomers continue to age, this number will only go up. Paula Span's stories are revealing and informative. They give a sense of all the emotional and practical factors that go into the major decisions about caregiving, so that readers will be better able to figure out what to do when the time comes for them and their loved ones.

Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

at an early age that I was not destined to live in the power of a larger world. ...
who kept living as if their gnarledhands would one day grasp a newborn baby,
despite the desolatecrib that still haunted their home (see Hebrews 11:8–12).
Just like ...

Author : Timothy Paul Jones

Release : 2010-06-30

Publisher : Multnomah

ISBN : 030756309X

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Nothing in Your Life Is Ordinary Your present world isn’t supposed to be this small. You were made for something much bigger. And no, you don’t have to be an astronaut, or even a Star Wars fan, to live it. Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away is not about space travel, or even a movie. It’s about rediscovering your sense of wonder—something we adults have successfully squelched from our everyday lives. But God never meant it to be that way. Timothy Jones, by way of an astounding, eye-opening study of the spiritual parallels found in the Star Wars saga, will make you a kid again. You’ll be marveling at the mysterious, laughing anew at life’s “coincidences,” and remembering above all the Creator for which you were made. May the True Force Be with You Remember when Star Wars first captured your imagination? How your longing for adventure propelled you to distant worlds and transformed you into a Jedi knight faster than you could say, “Luke, I am your father”? This same longing, once sparked by John Williams’s triumphant score and fanned by Darth Vader’s sweeping black cape, is your ticket to life’s greatest adventure. Join Timothy Paul Jones on an astounding, eye-opening exploration of the spiritual themes in the Star Wars saga and the truth will become clear: Like young Luke Skywalker, you were also made for more—much more. Rediscover awe. Revel in the wonder of every moment. And pursue all you were meant to be. It is your destiny. "The Force is strong with this one. I could not recommend it more." Joshua Griffin, Editor/Owner, TheForce.Net Manager, Purpose Driven Youth Ministry “If you own a lightsaber—or a Bible—you’re sure to benefit from reading his book.” Kevin Miller, author and reviewer “‘Awe-some’ reading that both delights and challenges us. A fun and thoughtful book for Christians who consider and enjoy popular culture and media.” Robert W. Pazmino Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education, Andover Newton Theological School Story Behind the Book “The night I first saw Star Wars from the backseat of my parents’ Ford Pinto was the first night I experienced awe. It sent me on a quest that continues today. There is, in every one of us, a longing to touch ‘the forever,’ to sense the magnitude of the vastness in which we live. This universal longing explains why we ride roller coasters and tell scary stories. This universal longing for awe also explains why, after nearly thirty years, the popularity of the Star Wars saga shows no sign of subsiding. I wrote this book to inspire readers to relish awe and wonder because God did not only create us to long for awe, but also to live in it!” —Timothy Jones