In a world that is so often challenging, with events that cause us all to wonder what is going on, Tim Costello takes us on a journey through the notion of faith and how we all need to believe in something greater than ourselves, no matter what religious background we are from. In this thoughtful and provocative book Tim explores some of the world's most challenging issues, including refugees, corruption, war, intolerance, poverty, inequality and global warming. He meditates on what is going wrong and points out how we so often lose sight of our shared humanity. In Faith Tim Costello takes us all to task on the big issues facing our world. Challenging and thought provoking no matter what the status of your faith, this is a book to savour and re-read. On Tim Costello: - Tim Costello's currency is stories. Greg Bearup, The Australian - Tim has an extraordinary moral compass and sense of how the world needs to change. Paul Ronalds, CEO, Save the Children - He just lives it [his faith] Nick Xenophon Reader's online reviews from Amazon for Tim's previous book, Hope: - Thoughtful, fascinating, broad-ranging read. - Made me stop and self reflect.
For two millennia the Bible has inspired the creation of extraordinary art. Within this history illuminated biblical manuscripts are among the best tools for understanding early Christian painting and artistic interpretations of the Bible.</p>This extensively illustrated new book, compiled and written by two internationally renowned experts, transports readers, by way of forty-five featured manuscripts, across the globe and through 1,000 years of history. Passing chronologically through many of the major centers of the Christian world, from Constantinople and imperial Aachen to Canterbury, Mozarabic Spain, Crusader Jerusalem, northern Iraq, Paris, London, Bologna, and Rome, Scot McKendrick and Kathleen Doyle shed light on some of the finest but least-known paintings from the Middle Ages, and on the development of art, literature, and civilization as we know it.</p>
Why is the Buddha a giant? Because without him there would be no Buddhism. Because he gives his name to one of the five great religions of the world, rich in philosophical, psychological and spiritual insights, with over 350 million practitioners in every country on the planet and a history stretching back 2500 years. Because he taught how to live a wiser, kinder, happier life. 'I believe that every human being has an innate desire for happiness. I also believe that the very purpose of life is to experience this happiness.' The Dalai Lama
With an attractive new slipcase and binding, this compact Bible is an ideal gift and spiritual companion. The full text of the ever-popular Authorized King James Version Bible, with all its literary beauty and poetic grandeur, in an attractive size and with beautiful binding and slipcase making it an ideal gift. Includes silver gilt edged pages and white marker ribbon.
The wolf is tricked by Red Riding Hood into strangling her grandmother and is subsequently arrested. Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella do not live happily ever after. And the fairies are saucy, angry and capricious.
Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned collects 35 newly translated tales by writers associated with the decadent literary movement, which flourished in France in the late 19th century. Written by creative luminaries including Charles Baudelaire, Anatole France and Guillaume Apollinaire, these enchanting, yet troubling, stories reflect concerns and fascinations at a time of great political, social and cultural change.
Recasting well-known favourites from classic French fairy tales, as well as Arthurian legends and English and German tales, the updated interpretations in this collection allow for more perverse settings and disillusioned perspectives, a trademark style and ethos of the decadent tradition. In these stories, characters puncture the optimism of the naive, talismans don’t work, and the most deserving don’t always get the best rewards.
The fairies are commonly victims of modern cynicism and technological advancement, but just as often are dangerous creatures corrupted by contemporary society. The collection underlines such decadent themes as the decline of civilisation, the degeneration of magic and the unreal, gender confusion, and the incursion of the industrial.
The editors provide an informative introduction, biographical notes for each author and explanatory notes throughout.
Subverting the conventions of the traditional fairy tale, this book will entertain and startle even the most disenchanted readers with old tales made new.
From the earliest Paleolithic cave rituals, magic has gripped the imagination. Magic and magicians appear in early Babylonian texts, the Bible, Judaism and Islam. Secret words, spells and incantations lie at the heart of every mythological tradition. Today, magic means many things: contemporary Wicca is practised widely as a modern pagan religion in Europe and the US; 'magic' also evokes the cathartic rituals of Chaos magic, but stretches to include the non-spiritual, rapid-fire sleight of hand performed by slick stage magicians who fill vast arenas. The Occult, Witchcraft and Magic is packed with authoritative text and a huge and inspired selection of images, chosen from unusual and hidden sources. The material is presented in 100 entries, and includes some of the best-known representations of magic and the occult from around the world.
Complete and unabridged, here is the unparalleled landmark of occult philosophy and lost history that reshaped the modern spiritual mindset and continues to fascinate readers today.
There is perhaps no greater enigma in modern Western literature than The Secret Doctrine. The controversial Russian noblewomen Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky told the world that the book restored humanity's lost history and destiny. Its insights, she said, had been gleaned from long-secret books of wisdom and her tutelage under mahatmas, or great souls: adepts from the East who exposed the seeker to their esoteric teaching.
To read The Secret Doctrine is to enter a mysterious world of ancient cosmology and spiritual-scientific insights, which tell of humanity's unthinkably ancient past and its burgeoning evolution into a new, more refined existence.
For the first time, Blavatsky's encyclopedia arcana is available in a reset and redesigned single-volume edition, complete and unabridged. Its truths and challenges are available to the intrepid reader, who may find yet-unknown insights within its pages.