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Water Wind Earth And Fire

Author: Christine Valters Paintner
Publisher: Sorin Books
ISBN: 9781933495224
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Organized around 'The Canticle of the Creatures' by St Francis of Assisi, this book considers the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life.

Earth Air Fire Water

Author: Jill K. Conway
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558492219
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A collection of papers on alternative approaches to environmental issues, written in an accessible style and aimed at a general audience. Sections cover the elements and our understanding of them, social institutions and human-nature interactions, and modern technology's affect on our imagination.

Nature Spirituality

Author: Mark G. Boyer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162189889X
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The presence of the Divine is everywhere. That is both a comfort and a challenge. We are consoled to know that God is with us, but being human we need a sign, something to touch, see, hear, taste, smell. We need something of the ordinary to name the non-touchable, invisible, unable-to-be-heard, tasteless, odorless God's presence with us. So, we employ metaphors, figures of speech which literally denote one kind of object in place of another, to suggest a likeness or analogy. In this book, the metaphors used for God come out of the Bible; they are the four elements of nature for the Greeks: wind, water, earth, and fire. Wind is a metaphor for God's Spirit. Water refers to God as the source of life. Earth, from which we are created, bears God's fingerprints and footprints. And fire reminds us of the God who purifies and draws all creation to himself. This nature spirituality book consists of four chapters--wind, water, earth, fire--each of which contains twenty, four-part exercises of prayer: a few verses from Scripture, a reflection, a journal exercise, and a concluding prayer.

The Biosphere

Author: Carl Heintze
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Discussion of our planet's life-sustaining environment, based on the ancient Greek concept of the four elements - earth, air, fire, water.

The Handbook Of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

Author: Robert Beer
Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781932476033
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Based on the author's previous publication 'The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs', this handbook contains an array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the essential Tibetan religious figures, themes and motifs, both secular and religious. Robert Beer offers a compact, concise reference work based on his previous publication 'The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs'. This handbook contains an extensive array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the most


Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3888979897
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Wie kommen wir in unserem täglichen Leben zu einem tieferen Verständnis der Natur und der besonderen Rolle unserer Spezies darin? Am besten geht man dazu einfach in die Küche, meint Michael Pollan. Und das tut er in seinem neuen, aufregenden Buch "Kochen" und vermisst das Terrain der Küche auf ungewohnte Weise. Pollan beschäftigt sich mit den vier klassischen Elementen – Feuer, Wasser, Luft und Erde –, die das, was die Natur uns liefert, in köstliches Essen und Trinken verwandeln, und geht selbst noch einmal in die Lehre: Bei einem Barbecue-Meister lernt er die Magie des Feuers kennen; ein Chez-Panisse-Koch weist ihn in die Kunst des Schmorens ein; ein Bäcker bringt ihm bei, wie Mehl und Wasser durch Luft in duftendes Brot verwandelt werden; und die 'Fermentos', eine Gruppe verrückter Genies, zu denen ein Brauer und ein Käser gehören, zeigen ihm, wie Pilze und Bakterien eine erstaunliche Alchemie zustande bringen. In all diesen Verwandlungsprozessen nehmen die Köche eine besondere Position ein: die zwischen Natur und Kultur. Mit Pollan lernen auch die Leser, wie uns das Kochen verbindet:?mit Pflanzen und Tieren, mit der Erde und den Bauern, unserer Geschichte und Kultur und natürlich mit den Menschen, mit denen und für die wir kochen. Wenn wir die Freude am Kochen zurückgewinnen, das ist das Fazit dieses wunderbaren Buchs, öffnet sich die Tür zu einem reicheren Leben.

Water Earth Fire Air

Author: Edward V. Van Slambrouck
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475943177
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From Carolyn Walkers Forward to WATER EARTH FIRE AIR: Ed Van Slambroucks book of poetry, WATER EARTH FIRE AIR, is one mans wise, sentimental, and sometimes playful meditation on Gods love and the experience of His creation. Earnest as a childs devotional, heartfelt as a fathers prayer, and occasionally touched with a tongue-in-cheek pun, Van Slambroucks poetry collection, his fourth in an ambitious series fueled by a prolific writing schedule, explores Gods bounty as he lived it in eight decades of life. Using the language of imagery and style (informed by Van Slambroucks gift for music) the collection takes the reader by the spirit and coaxes him through such diverse experiences as what it means to adore a woman, raise children, conquer illness, appreciate a friend, play the saxophone, feel the wind and worship at the foot of the Cross. Acclimations about E. V. Van Slambroucks other books: Opus in Chromatic Words (2010): Eds ever-present saxophone permeates a life celebrated in word-images, framed with music and poetry. James F. Ahearn, Poet and President of the Poetry Society of Michigan. Heart Music (2008): Poetry is the perfect form for his thoughts because it combines sound and image in a way that is as close to song as one can get, while still using language. Margo LaGattuta, Poet and Teacher. OnSpring: A Family of Poems (2005): thanks for sending me your touching chapbook, OnSpring, whose pages are heartfelt, moving, linguistically admirable and playful. Peter Meinke, Poet and Professor.