Sacred America, Sacred World

Fulfilling Our MIssion in Service to All

Sacred America, Sacred World

Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual. It offers profound hope that America can grow beyond our current challenges and manifest our noblest destiny, which the book shows is rooted in sacred principles that transcend left or right political views. Filled with practical ideas and innovative strategies honed from the author’s work with over 1000 luminaries via his company, The Shift Network, Sacred America, Sacred World rings with a can-do entrepreneurial spirit and explains how America can lead the world toward peace, sustainability, health, and prosperity. This vision of the future weaves the best of today’s emergent spirituality with seasoned political wisdom, demonstrating ways America can grow beyond its current stagnation and political gridlock to become a world leader in peace and progress. Published to coincide with the party conventions and presidential debates, this book will promote a return to the sacred principles cherished by America's forefathers in order to create a “transpartisan,” non-ideological, pragmatic approach to social reform. This uplifting discussion explores evolutions in political leadership, environmental concerns, and economic reformation. It is time to forge a bold new image of America’s future. Here is a road map for getting there.

Sacred Places, North America

108 Destinations

Sacred Places, North America

This revised and updated comprehensive travel guide examines North America's most sacred sites for spiritually attuned explorers. Important archaeological, geological, and historical destinations from coast to coast are exhaustively examined, from the weathered pueblos of the American Southwest and the medicine wheels of western Canada to Graceland and the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. Histories and cultural contexts are objectively surveyed, along with the latest academic theories and insightful metaphysical ruminations. Detailed maps, drawings, and travel directions are also included.

Sacred Worlds

An Introduction to Geography and Religion

Sacred Worlds

This book, the first in the field for two decades, looks at the relationships between geography and religion. It represents a synthesis of research by geographers of many countries, mainly since the 1960s. No previous book has tackled this emerging field from such a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, and never before have such a variety of detailed case studies been pulled together in so comparative or illuminating a way. Examples and case studies have been drawn from all the major world religions and from all continents from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Major themes covered in the book include the distribution of religion and the processes by which religion and religious ideas spread through space and time. Some of the important links between religion and population are also explored. A great deal of attention is focused on the visible manifestations of religion on the cultural landscape, including landscapes of worship and of death, and the whole field of sacred space and religious pilgrimage.

The Soul Guide to a Magical Life

How to Remove Your Blocks to Your Greatest Calling

The Soul Guide to a Magical Life

What if the answers have been inside you, all along? This international bestseller inspires you to tap into your own inner guidance for the answers you seek, and empowers you to uncover your greatest Calling — the great work of your life — and get rid of your inner blocks to success. It guides you through a proven, step-by-step approach for making the profound difference YOU are here for. And it includes a treasure chest of practical tools for transformation! Whether you are already following your Calling, want to take it to the next level, or are just starting to wake up and want to make a difference, this book is for you. In it you’ll discover: • Who you really are (it’s not who you think!) • Quick tips to get clear answers from your inner guidance — and how to tell if it’s real. • Insightful exercises to uncover your greatest Calling and soul purpose. • Transformational tools to remove your blocks, using the power of your subconscious mind. • How your personal journey fits into the larger Calling of Our Time. • How you can change the world, by changing yourself! You are not alone. More and more of us are being called to our unique service and self-expression — to our own true place in the divine plan for this time of planetary change and evolution. Each of us is needed, because each of us carries a piece of the solution. No one else can do your greatest Calling. You are part of the web of light, and it’s time to light up your light! This book takes you on a soulful journey to recall who you really are and what you’re here to do, and to reclaim your spiritual gifts and innate abilities. Right now more and more people are hearing an inner call that cannot be ignored. This calling is an urgent reminder that we must get to work healing ourselves and the planet. All too often, though, we get distracted by material temptations and painful beliefs that create amnesia, fear, and self-doubt in us. This book will help you get back on track with your soul purpose.

Make Peace with Your Mind

How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic

Make Peace with Your Mind

The inner critic is the voice inside our heads reminding us that we are never “good enough.” It’s behind the insidious thoughts that can make us second-guess our every action and doubt our own value. The inner critic might feel overpowering, but it can be managed effectively. Meditation teacher and therapist Mark Coleman helps readers understand and free themselves from the inner critic using the tools of mindfulness and compassion. Each chapter offers constructive insights into what creates, drives, and disarms the critic; real people’s journeys to inspire and guide readers; and simple practices anyone can use to live a free, happy, and flourishing life.

Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground

Public Religion and Pursuit of the Good in a Pluralistic America

Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground

Sees a way out of the contentious debates over the role of religion in American public life by looking back to the ideas of John Locke and the nation's Founders.

New Roots in America's Sacred Ground

Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America

New Roots in America's Sacred Ground

In this compelling look at second-generation Indian Americans, Khyati Y. Joshi draws on case studies and interviews with forty-one second-generation Indian Americans, analyzing their experiences involving religion, race, and ethnicity from elementary school to adulthood. As she maps the crossroads they encounter as they navigate between their homes and the wider American milieu, Joshi shows how their identities have developed differently from their parents’ and their non-Indian peers’ and how religion often exerted a dramatic effect. The experiences of Joshi’s research participants reveal how race and religion interact, intersect, and affect each other in a society where Christianity and whiteness are the norm. Joshi shows how religion is racialized for Indian Americans and offers important insights in the wake of 9/11 and the backlash against Americans who look Middle Eastern and South Asian. Through her candid insights into the internal conflicts contemporary Indian Americans face and the religious and racial discrimination they encounter, Joshi provides a timely window into the ways that race, religion, and ethnicity interact in day-to-day life.

Sacred Song in America

Religion, Music, and Public Culture

Sacred Song in America

In Sacred Song in America, Stephen A. Marini explores the full range of American sacred music and demonstrates how the meanings and functions of this musical expression can contribute to a greater understanding of religious culture. Marini examines the role of sacred song across the United States, from the musical traditions of Native Americans and the Hispanic peoples of the Southwest, to the Sacred Harp singers of the rural South and the Jewish music revival to the music of the Mormon, Catholic, and Black churches. Including chapters on New Age and Neo-Pagan music, gospel music, and hymnals as well as interviews with iconic composers of religious music, Sacred Song in America pursues a historical, musicological, and theoretical inquiry into the complex roles of ritual music in the public religious culture of contemporary America.

Native Religions and Cultures of North America

Anthropology of the Sacred

Native Religions and Cultures of North America

This volume contains insightful essays on significant spiritual moments in eight different Native American cultures: Absaroke/Crow, Creek/Muskogee, Lakota, Mescalero Apache Navajo, Tlingit, Yup'ik, and Yurok.

Technicians of the Sacred

A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania

Technicians of the Sacred

"Technicians of the Sacred presents 'primitive' and ancient poetries as the incantations they are, loaded with power and very full of the magic that invests all good poetry. The treatment is fascinating...the commentaries are a gold mine of responses to the material by a strong poet (the editor), and his selection of analogous writings from a broad range of contemporary poets."—David P. McAllester