Description : In The Motion of the Heart and Blood (1653), William Harvey had set forth the scientific model of a phallic, generative organ pumping blood through a feminized body; in Paradise Lost, it is through the protracted rape and violation of Eve's heart that the Fall of Man occurs; nearly a century later Samuel Richardson's Clarissa would present a no less forceful but far more feminist and heroic narrative of the heart's power. Examining these other—and mostly English-literary, medical, religious, and philosophical texts, Erickson uncovers two ruling clusters of metaphors: one associating the heart with language, writing, and thought, the other with sex, passion, and gender. Charting the tension between the two, he offers a brilliant new reading of one of the central symbols in Western culture.
Description : In The Language of the Heart Trysh Travis explores the rich cultural history of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its offshoots and the larger ''recovery movement'' that has grown out of them. Moving from AA's beginnings in the mid-1930s as a men's fellowship that met in church basements to the thoroughly commercialized addiction treatment centers of today, Travis chronicles the development of recovery and examines its relationship to the broad American tradition of self-help, highlighting the roles that gender, mysticism, and print culture have played in that development. Travis draws on hitherto unexamined materials from AA's archives as well as a variety of popular recovery literatures. Her analysis traces AA's embrace of the concept of alcoholism as disease, the rise of feminist sobriety discourse and the codependence theories of the 1970s and 80s, and Oprah Winfrey's turn-of-the-millennium popularization of metaphysical healing. What unites these varied cultures of recovery, Travis argues, is their desire to offer spiritual solutions to problems of gender and power. Treating self-help seekers as individuals whose intellectual and aesthetic traditions are worth excavating, The Language of the Heart is the first book to attend to the evolution and variation found within the recovery movement and to treat recovery with the attention to detail that its complexity requires.
Description : "Anthony James takes us on a vivid journey through the very soul of his art. The poetry and paintings of James are the language of the heart; he lets us hear his art as well as see it, and allows us to become part of the metamorphosis into understanding and feeling." "A deeply compassionate and beautiful book, Language of the Heart shows us the true spirit that informs an artist's work. For Anthony James, art is a primal voice that chronically stutters when it means to speak, crawls when it aches to fly, and finally soars into eloquence and resurrects itself into beauty."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Description : Using the Language of the Heart can help to develop our character and our ability to communicate, to solve problems in healthy ways, and to improve every relationship so we can succeed in our various endeavors. It can help to develop character traits which are healthy and contribute positively to the lives of those around us. This has been a large part of my ministry; working with people and helping them live out the Language of the Heart.
Description : The spiritual journey of the author. It outlines for us the joys and tests that challenge us as we walk the spiritual path. You are taken on a journey through the Himalayas, through the dark night of the soul to the Light that comes from such a journey.
Description : Diane Samsel is a highly successful internationally renowned animal communicator with clients as far away as Kathmandu. After practicing and successfully teaching animal communication for over twenty years, she is confident that it is something anyone can do. This book introduces you to how Diane practices animal communication--and how you can too. She describes her journey to becoming an animal communicator and her struggle to follow the most enlightened path the stars suggested for her cosmic journey. Diane explains the fundamentals of animal communication and discusses the professional practice--all drawn from her own experiences. She details the tools and techniques she consistently uses in her practice, including a unique, thorough, and enlightening description of how to apply astrology to animal communication. She includes relevant personal observations gathered over the years, plus useful down-to-earth tips. Along the way, she shares tons of fascinating stories to provide you with an illuminating insight into the world of animal communication, insight that will inspire you to begin your own journey into this remarkable realm.
Description : THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART: Love Poems and Passions The feeling of love respects no boundary of expression in a heart-to-heart intimacy between two souls. Love is love no matter how long or short its sojourn in the life of a person, no matter how deep or shallow its degree, or no matter how wide or narrow the space it occupies in one's heart. Truly, love is love no matter how it is expressed in different passions: sharing, caring, giving, receiving, laughing, hurting, leaving, pleading, crying, forgiving, or even losing and getting it back again and again. Love never changes its effects and color - the happiness and contentment in the heart and soul of its beholder. THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART: Love Poems and Passions is a genuine expression of the feelings that have occurred or are presently occurring in the author's heart. Who can argue those feelings? Surely nobody can, except the creator himself of those beautiful and soul-guided verses which originated directly from the center of his heart. Many of the poems included in the book have been published in various magazines and school papers, as well as cited a number of times The Editor's Choice Award of the International Library of Poetry. The book exemplifies the unique and vicarious expression of the author's artistic interest and unique passion in poetic artistry. The poems are rich in interweaving figures of speech and in the use of descriptive words and phrases that turn abstract insights and emotions into concrete thoughts and feelings. GEORGE ERGO ESPINOSA, EdD