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Neary, John
This book examines literary texts from various genres - prose fiction, plays, film - in order to explore the way dark and enlightening spiritual journeys are presented in literature. Combining literary criticism with Jungian approaches, the analysis focuses on well known religious, spiritual and psychological writings, with special reference to the work of James Hillman. Stanley Kubrick's film "Eyes Wide Shut" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale "Young Goodman Brown", which present uncannily similar stories, exemplify the book's theme: both are examples of a 'dark-side' narrative. In each case a limited, somewhat naive protagonist goes out, at night, into the darkness (the streets of New York in the case of Kubrick's protagonist, the New England forest in the case of Hawthorne's) and discovers things about himself and the world that he previously was unaware of. It is a disturbing discovery of deep imperfection and apparent perversity - an encounter with what Jungian psychology dubs 'the shadow'. But it is also an experience of what Christian theologian Paul Tillich calls 'depth', which he considers an experience of groundless mystery that is no less than an encounter with whatever people refer to when using the word 'God'. That a discovery of apparent perversity may be an illuminating experience of the divine is a paradox that lies at the heart of the mystery of each individual's 'shadow', no longer to be considered as a bundle of repressed negativity but as a harbinger of growth and soul, a doorway to spiritual illumination. In "Shadows and Illuminations", this paradox of dark-side narratives - that shadow is illuminative - is explored in relation to a variety of classic and contemporary literary works. 163pp. N.B. Foredge of pages marked. Bottom right corner of front board bumped.
Sussex Academic Press, 2011, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845194314
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Inventory #27483
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.00 approx. - € 21.20 approx.)
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Brown, Hallie Q.
Hallie Q. Brown and twenty-eight contributors recreate the lives of sixty remarkable Afro-American women, all born in the United States or Canada between the 1740s and the end of the nineteenth century. Slaves and social workers, artists and activists, cake makers and home makers, their stories offer unusual insight into female networks, patterns of voluntary association, work, religion, family life, and black women's culture.
Oxford University Press, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall.
ISBN: 0195075757
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Inventory #27846
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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Rothenberg, Naftali
"The Wisdom of Love" strives to challenge the discrepancy between the way source texts relate to love and the way they are perceived to do so, introducing readers to the extensive, profound, and significant treatment of love in the Jewish canon. This is a book about love, not its repression; it is an opportunity to study the wisdom of love, not those who lack such wisdom and are unlikely to ever acquire it. The book brings about not only a change in perception - recognising the existence of the wisdom of love per se - but also the realisation that this wisdom is the very foundation of religious wisdom as a whole, rather than a peripheral branch of it. All love derives from a single source: love between man and woman. It is from this source that all other manifestations of love, such as love of God, love of wisdom, love of one's fellow, draw their meaning.
Academic Studies Press, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781934843291
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Inventory #19946
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 42.00 approx. - € 37.10 approx.)
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Tuli, Neville
Produced in association with Osian's Indian Contemporary Art auction to be held in Mumbai on 9 February 2005, this publication features over 100 of India's finest contemporary artists. 208pp. N.B. Corners slightly bumped. Slight rubbing to edges of covers.
Mapin Publishing, 2005, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1890206849
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Inventory #28099
Price: £ 22.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.32 approx.)
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Altrichter, Herbert; Posch, Peter; Somekh, Bridget
Action research is one of the most popular methods of professional development for teachers. It provides a practical way for teachers to uncover some of the complexities of the teaching process and thereby to improve the quality of their pupils' learning. "Teachers Investigate Their Work" introduced the methods and concepts of action research through examples drawn from studies carries out by teachers. The book is arranged as a handbook with numerous subheadings for easy reference and 41 practical methods and strategies to put into action, some of them flagged as suitable "starters". Throughout the book, the authors draw on their international practical experience of action research, working in close collaboration with teachers. "Teachers Investigate Their Work" aim sto be an essential guide for teachers, senior staff and co-ordinators of teacher professional development who are interested in investigating their own practice in order to improve it.223pp.N.B.Previous owner's signature inside front cover.
Routledge, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415093570
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Inventory #28998
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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