Steven Herrmann - Spiritual Democracy

Exploring what the author calls the "shaman-poets"—Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson—Spiritual Democracy demonstrates how far ahead of their times these writers were in forecasting developments of our current time. It was Whitman who first wrote of "Spiritual Democracy" as a vision of transformation and global equality. Steven Herrmann delves deep into the visionary expressions of this idea of Spiritual Democracy—"the realization of the oneness of humanity with the universe and all its forces"—in these early American writers, showing the influence the groundbreaking work of the geologist and thinker Alexander Von Humboldt had on Whitman and others. Writing that every member of the global community regardless of color, gender, or sexual orientation can realize these freedoms, the author explores how one can tap into the vitalizing source of equalizing, vocational energy to bring a sense of purpose and peace. Although the book shines as a work of literary criticism, the author's insights as a Jungian psychotherapist take the reader ever deeper into the creative impulses of Whitman, Melville, Dickinson, and other poets in their crafting of the seminal notion of Spiritual Democracy.

Steven Herrmann has published over thirty papers and two books, William Everson: The Shaman’s Call and Walt Whitman: Shamanism, Spiritual Democracy, and the World Soul. He has taught on the subjects of Whitman and Melville at the C. G. Jung Institutes of San Francisco, Chicago, and Zurich, as well as at the Washington Friends of Walt Whitman, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz.

 

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$21.95
ISBN-13: 9781583948330
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Published: North Atlantic Books, 10/2014

Jimmie Lewis - A Holy Relationship

A Holy Relationship is a memoir about a sacred path that author Jimmie Lewis took with his now deceased wife in order to create a vehicle for spiritual awareness. It is a love story about one couple who were committed to knowing and living the essence of love, a couple learning how to remove all blocks to intimacy between each other and themselves individually. It's about two people committed to knowing and living the essence of love, no matter what.

Jimmie Lewis is a licensed psychotherapist with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a double major in transpersonal psychology and couple counseling.

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$13.95
ISBN-13: 9780991462902
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Published: Jimmie Lewis, 4/2014

Class: Don George - Travel Writing Intensive

01/13/2015 8:45 pm
6 Tues., Jan. 13-Feb. 17 • 6:15-8:45pm • $350
 
 
 
 
 
Don George’s six-week intensive travel writing class is patterned on a graduate school creative writing workshop. The emphasis is on the craft of travel writing. Weekly assignments progress from a few paragraphs to full-length articles, with the goal of writing publishable pieces. Students learn to research stories, write query letters, work with editors, and market their articles. This highly successful class has led to numerous published stories, including many tales in the annual Best Travel Writing and Lonely Planet anthologies.
 
 
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Literary Lunch: Anita Diamant - The Boston Girl

Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book)

 

 

Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love.

Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today." She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Red Tent, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night. An award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life.

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The Boston Girl (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781439199350
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Published: Scribner Book Company, 12/2014

Class: Harold Lustig - Paying for Long-Term Care Without Going Broke

01/17/2015 12:30 pm
Sat., Jan. 17 • 10:30-12:30 pm • $30

 
 
 
 

Few people who have not personally experienced a family member in care understand the financial impact of long-term care and how to prepare for it.

This workshop, by Harold Lustig, CLU, ChFC, author of Naked in the Nursing Home, will teach you the critical mistakes to avoid that disqualify people from public benefits. You will learn what long term care is, who provides it, who pays and how to avoid a family financial crisis. You will also learn about Medi-Cal, VA, insurance tax benefits and little known alternatives available to help fund life care. 
 
 
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Levi Ben-Shmuel - Living Wisely

Tai Chi and Kabbalah teacher Levi Ben-Shmuel’s new book, Living Wisely, provides inspiration and keys to live a wise and balanced life based on his experience of two of the world’s great wisdom traditions – Judaism’s mystical Kabbalah and Taoism. Written in graceful, everyday language, it is a modern guidebook, which uniquely blends this ancient wisdom to help people get the most out of every moment. No prior knowledge of Tai Chi, Kabbalah or Taoism is required to benefit deeply from the book.

Levi studied Tai Chi intensively while living in the Boston area. After earning a master’s degree in economic development from M.I.T., he moved to Israel in 1991 where he began teaching the Chinese martial art. Levi lived in Israel for ten years. His studies with his Kabbalah teacher in Jerusalem inspired him to embrace what she called the divine romance: living an intimate relationship with the Divine, rooted in unconditional love. Levi is also a singer-songwriter, a featured blogger on The Huffington Post, and is a contributor to the book How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth, a collection of 101 insightful essays that encourage people to focus on positive change and improving their quality of life.

 

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Living Wisely (Paperback)

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781935604570
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Published: Gaon Books, 7/2014



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