In 1938 David Gascoyne was introduced to Pierre Jean Jouve whose influence would be crucial to the development of his own poetry and philosophy. Gascoyne had begun translating Jouve's poems at the end of the 1930s when Blanche Reverchon-Jouve, a Freudian psychiatrist, became his analyst.
In Wings of Despair, the memories of World War 2 are recounted through the eyes of a gifted clairvoyant, Elwood Babbitt. The story, not only pulses with the excitement and turmoil of battle conditions, experienced by he and his platoon, but also delves into what Babbitt perceives through his spiritualist training, a deeper perspective of life he terms "spiritual oneness" which counterpoises the mortality of man, as seen through the eyes of common soldiers. Babbitt mixes the ridiculous with the sublime as we see how hometown boys, while narrowly escaping death one moment, to the next, being serenaded by "Armstrong" and his "mystical guitar", strumming the heartwarming tunes of the day, felt a longing for home and family. Babbitt explains how their senses were honed to a razor sharp alertness for combat readiness, at the same time, experiencing momentary surrendering of societal conditionings and established belief systems while attending the traditional ceremonies in the caves of the Kahunas of Hawaii and in the native villages of the Pacific Islands. Babbitt's war experience is put to use later in the 1960's and the 1970's when many young people, testing their values by living close to the land, come to seek guidance from Babbitt.
Are you looking for a way to replace the deep dark moments of despair in your life, with renewed hope? Come and discover words of encouragement; that will lead you in the direction of renewed hope, while leading you further away from your wilderness of despair; through Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain’s devotional book…“Devotions That Will Replace Despair with Renewed Hope.” The devotional writings within this book were first given to the author, as she faced her own deep moments of despair and became the words that would point her in the direction of renewed hope…a renewed hope that can only be found through Jesus Christ. “Devotions That Will Replace Despair with Renewed Hope” is filled with 99 inspirational daily devotionals; that will shed light on the darkest moment of despair; while replacing the weak moments of circumstance, with a renewed hope that can only be found through Jesus Christ. The devotions can become daily readings or they can be used as a means of inspiration, for a specific need. “Devotions that will Replace Despair with Renewed Hope” will lead you to words of wisdom; that come from a powerful God and will become one of the best motivational books you’ve ever read! Come and read one of the best inspirational books that are truly inspired by God!
Travels Within: Art and Poetry explores the intimate journey of completing a PhD, while escaping domestic violence. Julie’s art began, having banned herself from writing poetry, which resulted in 25 art exhibitions with poetry in the six months before submitting her doctoral thesis!
Today’s inflammatory headlines come to satiric life in this convoluted tale of self-serving hustlers as Detective Lawrence Striker and FBI Special Agent Cassandra Cassidy put their heads (and other things) together to weave their way through the violent eruptions of racial animosities and the rabble-rousing buzzards who feast on those divisions. There are crimes to solve but as the story evolves the layers of the fetid onion are peeled away to expose the maggots of deception and double-dealing. In an early morning shootout on the mean streets of River City two African-American teenagers are gunned down by the cops and that heralds the emergence of the devious and race-baiting Reverend Abraham Castille to media-driven, national prominence as he, with incendiary rhetoric, escalates civil protest into open warfare. As flames threaten to consume the city a kindly old lady who was witness to the shootout is murdered, the city’s police commissioner is assassinated, and the rioting spins inexorably out of control and spreads with lethal effect to other parts of the country. Striker and Cassidy are sucked into a cesspool of evil doings that include a drug trafficking network that reaches from River City all the way to Russian mobsters in Chicago. In this miasma of duplicity everyone is sworn to different agendas and Striker’s resolve is put to yet another cruel and life-changing test. With a comedic and jaundiced eye, Branon depicts how today’s warped self-righteousness and avaricious self-aggrandizement have squandered the nonviolent legacies of those who led the civil rights movement of the 60s, a movement that wanted an equal opportunity for a seat at the table but didn’t intend to burn the house down while they courageously pursued the invitation. All this wrapped inside a page-turning thriller, a jigsaw puzzle of nefarious motives and end games.
My purpose in this book is to re-interpret the philosophy of Spinoza to a new generation. I make no attempt to compete with the historical scholar ship of A. H. Wolfson in tracing back Spinoza's ideas to his Ancient, Hebrew and Mediaeval forerunners, or the meticulous philosophical scrutiny of Harold Joachim, which I could wish to emulate but cannot hope to rival. I have simply relied upon the text of Spinoza's own writings in an effort to grasp and to make intelligible to others the precise meaning of his doctrine, and to decide whether, in spite of numerous apparent and serious internal conflicts, it can be understood as a consistent whole. In so doing I have found it necessary to correct what seem to me t0' be mis conceptions frequently entertained by commentators. Whether or not I am right in my re-interpretation, it will, I hope, contribute something fresh, if not to the knowledge of Spinoza, at least to the discussion of what he really meant to say. The limits within which I am constrained to write prevent me from drawing fully upon the great mass of scholarly writings on Spinoza, his life and times, his works and his philosophical ideas. I can only try to make amends for omissions by listing the most important works in the Spinoza bibliography, for reference by those who would seek to know more about his philosophy. This list I have added as an appendix.
Between Dignity and Despair draws on the extraordinary memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men to give us the first intimate portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany. Kaplan tells the story of Jews in Germany not from the hindsight of the Holocaust, nor by focusing on the persecutors, but from the bewildered and ambiguous perspective of Jews trying to navigate their daily lives in a world that was becoming more and more insane. Answering the charge that Jews should have left earlier, Kaplan shows that far from seeming inevitable, the Holocaust was impossible to foresee precisely because Nazi repression occurred in irregular and unpredictable steps until the massive violence of Novemer 1938. Then the flow of emigration turned into a torrent, only to be stopped by the war. By that time Jews had been evicted from their homes, robbed of their possessions and their livelihoods, shunned by their former friends, persecuted by their neighbors, and driven into forced labor. For those trapped in Germany, mere survival became a nightmare of increasingly desperate options. Many took their own lives to retain at least some dignity in death; others went underground and endured the fears of nightly bombings and the even greater terror of being discovered by the Nazis. Most were murdered. All were pressed to the limit of human endurance and human loneliness. Focusing on the fate of families and particularly women's experience, Between Dignity and Despair takes us into the neighborhoods, into the kitchens, shops, and schools, to give us the shape and texture, the very feel of what it was like to be a Jew in Nazi Germany.
Why Walk When You Can Soar? Christian, are you tired? Discouraged? Overwhelmed? Ready to throw in the towel? A feeling of defeat was not God's true design for serving Him. Andrew Murray provides refreshing insights on the power of effective prayer and the strength to be found in waiting on God. With wise counsel from the Word of God, he emphasizes the solutions for the ageless problem of spiritual exhaustion. As you grasp these simple biblical truths and effectively incorporate them into your life, you will find yourself able to soar with eagles' wings.
Symbolically, wings are necessary for women to navigate the winds of life. Actually, they provide a power of purpose. WINGS are Worth, Insight, Nurturing, Goals, and Strategies.
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Marie Bostwick delivers a captivating novel of soul mates discovering each other as the country faces its greatest challenge. . . Morgan Glennon's destiny points straight up into Oklahoma's clear, blue sky. It's been that way since he was four years old, imagining the famous flier father he's never met. Morgan leaves college to enlist as a Navy pilot, and his whole world suddenly changes when America goes to war. Watching his friends fall in battle, robs Morgan of the joy he always felt in the air. It will take one very unusual woman to help him get it back. . . Georgia Jean Carter learned early never to rely on a man for anything but trouble. Airplanes are different: they take a girl places most boyfriends can't. Remarkably, the war makes it possible for Georgia to do her part as a pilot. Flying with the WASPs brings a special sense of belonging--yet there's something missing that Georgia doesn't recognize until a brief encounter sets her dreaming about a young flyboy she barely knows. . . Praise for Marie Bostwick and Fields of Gold "A touching story." --Patricia Gaffney "Captivating and hauntingly beautiful. . .a true gem." --Romantic Times, 4 1⁄2 stars "A gripping, heartwarming story." --Dorothy Garlock on Fields of Gold