Sacred Lies Sober Truths

Sacred Lies  Sober Truths

By 9 p.m. I found myself exhausted and longing to lie down, while Rob was just meeting with his staff of counselors to plan the following day. ... Late one evening as I started down the dirt path Sacred Lies, Sober Truths 67.

Author: Kathryn Buckley Cowan

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 9781604948967

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Caught in the swirling momentum of the early 1970's unrest -- the Vietnam war protests, the advent of feminism, birth control, and a culture that questions all authority -- the naive Meredith Byrne becomes entangled in an illicit relationship from which she's desperate to escape. When she meets the dazzling Robert Baird, she believes he's her way out. One night, Robert shares a dangerous secret -- one that makes Meredith doubt the wisdom of her attraction. But she chooses to bury these fears, and the pair jump into a marriage for which neither is prepared. The honeymoon over, Robert begins to recreate Meredith. Afraid he will leave her, Meredith struggles to be the perfect wife; going platinum blonde, wearing only the fashions he approves of, and even wrapping herself seductively in Saran wrap. All to no avail. When she turns to professional help, Robert suggests they see a priest for counseling. The priest, hiding secrets of his own, takes Robert's side, and when Meredith finds herself in a profound moral crisis, advises the unthinkable! Ultimately, she must choose between a life of bitterness and anger, or one in which she comes to terms with her husband, the priest, and, most importantly, herself."
Categories: Fiction

Law and the Sacred

Law and the Sacred

... the relevance of the sacred to the project of law and to mask the ways in which sacrality remains integral to it . ... relation to the sacred remains deeply ambivalent and that , as such , the sacred lies at the very heart of law .

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804755752

Category: Law

Page: 192

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"The essays in this book were originally prepared for ... during the 2001-2002 academic year."--Acknowledgments.
Categories: Law

Is Nothing Sacred

Is Nothing Sacred

The ' nerve of the sacred lies in the value we attach to a process or enterprise or project rather than to its results considered independently of how they were produced ( Dworkin 1995 : 81 ) . Dworkin speaks of the sacred as having ...

Author: Ben Mark Rogers

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415304830

Category: Philosophy

Page: 148

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A controversial debate on the place of values in a secular age, between some of the most outstanding thinkers of our day - including Richard Dawkins, Simon Blackburn and Ronald Dworkin.
Categories: Philosophy

From the Sacred to the Divine

From the Sacred to the Divine

profane, the originary source of meaning of the predicate “sacredlies in the pre-objective impression/feeling-of-sacredness, through which the event of working-as-sacred emerges into the world. Temple University NOTE 1.

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401108461

Category: Philosophy

Page: 358

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The contemporary revival of interest in the Sacred as a category of philosophico-religious reflection here finds a radical reversal of the traditional direction, taking the Sacred as the starting point of the itinerary toward the Divine. The wide variety of essays contained in this volume attempt to ground philosophy of the Sacred and the Divine in phenomenological evidence. Though employing different methodologies, the contributors register by and large the contribution of A-T. Tymieniecka's phenomenology of life in providing a significant 20th century vision for the accomplishment of this task. Its pursuit finds here expression in philosophical, historical, literary and political explorations leading to construing phenomenology of the Sacred as a prerequisite to the investigation of the Divine. The contributors to this extraordinary collection are: C. Bédard, A. Ales Bello, Gerard Bucher, D. Chidester, D. Conchi, M. Kronegger, S. Laycock, Ph. Liverziani, J.N. Mohanty, E. Moutsopoulos, A.M. Olson, Y. Park, G. Penzo, B. Ross, C. Osowiec Ruoff, Th. Ryba, J. Smith, A-T. Tymieniecka and E. Wyschogrod.
Categories: Philosophy

Sacred Species and Sites

Sacred Species and Sites

The power of the spiritual and the sacred lies in the fact that its essence is intangible, or as Burkert (1998) puts it, 'unseen' and 'non-obvious', which cannot be verified empirically. It can only be valued adequately by those who ...

Author: Gloria Pungetti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139510127

Category: Nature


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It is being increasingly recognised that cultural and biological diversity are deeply linked and that conservation programmes should take into account the ethical, cultural and spiritual values of nature. With contributions from a range of scholars, practitioners and spiritual leaders from around the world, this book provides new insights into biocultural diversity conservation. It explores sacred landscapes, sites, plants and animals from around the world to demonstrate the links between nature conservation and spiritual beliefs and traditions. Key conceptual topics are connected to case studies, as well as modern and ancient spiritual insights, guiding the reader through the various issues from fundamental theory and beliefs to practical applications. It looks forward to the biocultural agenda, providing guidelines for future research and practice and offering suggestions for improved integration of these values into policy, planning and management.
Categories: Nature

Sacred Theatre

Sacred Theatre

The sacred lies not in the what, but the how of drama. It does not hive off an area of experience as separate from ordinary life and devote a play to that. Such a procedure can produce religious drama, but religious drama is not ...

Author: Ralph Yarrow

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501536

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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The contributors awareness of the innate ambiguity of the terms sacred and performance provides an animated discussion of their relationship, including a variety of differing critical responses to an array of plays, texts and performances. The book examines not only the structural understandings and functions of the sacred in theatre, but also experimental and personal experiences. Sacred Theatre examines both theatrical and more multi-disciplinary approaches to the sacred, offering stimulation for discussion within performance and theatre teaching.
Categories: Performing Arts

Sacred Geometry

Sacred Geometry

... Why is this geometry sacred ? " lies in the chapter about the logarithmic spiral ( see pages 48–51 ) , exemplified in the shape of the nautilus shell . This particular piece of geometry - phi and the Golden Meanis delightfully self ...

Author: Stephen Skinner

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402765827

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

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A fascinating and inspirational look at the vital link between the hidden geometrical order of the universe, geometry in nature, and the geometry of the man-made world. The Da Vinci Code has awakened the public to the powerful and very ancient idea that religious truths and mathematical principles are intimately intertwined. Sacred Geometry offers an accessible way of understanding how that connection is revealed in nature and the arts. Over the centuries, temple builders have relied on magic numbers to shape sacred spaces, astronomers have used geometry to calculate holy seasons, and philosophers have observed the harmony of the universe in the numerical properties of music. By showing how the discoveries of mathematics are manifested over and over again in biology and physics, and how they have inspired the greatest works of art, this illuminating study reveals the universal principles that link us to the infinite.
Categories: Mathematics

Tales of Vampires Werewolves

Tales of Vampires   Werewolves

... 'Here lies the body' or 'Sacred to the memory' wrote on all of them, an' yet in nigh half of them there bean't no bodies at all; an' the memories of them bean't cared a pinch of snuff about, much less sacred. Lies all of them, ...

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066382049

Category: Fiction

Page: 3694

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Vampires and werewolves have existed alongside humans since antiquity, or at least the tales of them. Reawaken the fear, the dread and the obsession with the creatures of the night with this meticulously edited collection of the greatest horror classics of all time: Vampires: The Vampyre (John William Polidori) Dracula (Bram Stoker) Dracula's Guest (Bram Stoker) Clarimonde (Théophile Gautier) Carmilla (Sheridan Le Fanu) Vikram and the Vampire (Sir Richard Francis Burton) The Vampire (Jan Neruda) Varney the Vampire, or, the Feast of Blood (Thomas PeckettPrest and James Malcolm Rymer) The Vampire of Croglin Grange (Augustus Hare) The Vampire Maid (Hume Nisbet) The Room in the Tower (E. F. Benson) Mrs.Amworth (E. F. Benson) Vampires and Vampirism (Dudley Wright) Werewolves: The Lay of the Were-Wolf (Marie de France) The Wolf Leader (Alexandre Dumas Père) Wagner the Wehr-wolf (George W. M. Reynolds) The Werewolf (Eugene Field) The Man-Wolf (ÉmileErckmann&AlexandreChatrian) The Mark of the Beast (Rudyard Kipling) The Horror-Horn (E. F. Benson) In the Forest of Villefére (Robert E. Howard) Wolfshead (Robert E. Howard) Werewolf of the Sahara (Gladys Gordon Trenery) The Werewolf Howls (Clifford Ball)
Categories: Fiction

Annals of the Early Settlers Association of Cuyahoga County

Annals of the Early Settlers Association of Cuyahoga County

Invade the shrine where sacred lies Of toil and blood the well - earned prize . While offering peace sincere and just , In Heaven we place a manly trust , That truth and justice will prevail ; And every scheme of bondage fail . CHO .

Author: Early Settlers Association of Cuyahoga County


ISBN: IND:30000055075679

Category: Cuyahoga County (Ohio)


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Categories: Cuyahoga County (Ohio)

American Sanctuary

American Sanctuary

16 The practice of the sacred lies somewhere between official theologies and the profane spaces against which those theologies were written.17 Actors participating in the construction of meaning include not just the clerical hierarchy ...

Author: Louis P. Nelson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025311196X

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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This volume examines a diverse set of spaces and buildings seen through the lens of popular practice and belief to shed light on the complexities of sacred space in America. Contributors explore how dedication sermons document shifting understandings of the meetinghouse in early 19th-century Connecticut; the changes in evangelical church architecture during the same century and what that tells us about evangelical religious life; the impact of contemporary issues on Catholic church architecture; the impact of globalization on the construction of traditional sacred spaces; the urban practice of Jewish space; nature worship and Central Park in New York; the mezuzah and domestic sacred space; and, finally, the spiritual aspects of African American yard art.
Categories: Social Science