The Power of Silence Book
Score: 4
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The Power of Silence


  • Author : Robert Cardinal Sarah
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681497587

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The Power of Silence Excerpt :

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart? After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. "Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."

In the Sphere of Silence Book

In the Sphere of Silence


  • Author : Vijay Eswaran
  • Publisher : Rythm House Limited
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000095803544

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The Power of Silence Book

The Power of Silence


  • Author : Colum Kenny
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-03-21
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429921780

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The Power of Silence Excerpt :

This book demonstrates that silence is eloquent, powerful, beautiful and even dangerous. It surrounds and permeates our daily lives. Drawing on a wide range of cross-cultural, literary and historical sources, the author explores the uses and abuses of silence. He explains how silence is not associated with solitude alone but has a much broader value within society.The main themes of The Power of Silence are positive and negative uses of silence, and the various ways in which silence has been understood culturally, socially and spiritually. The book's objectives are to equip people with a better appreciation of the value of silence and to enable them to explore its benefits and uses more easily for themselves.

The Power of Silence Book

The Power of Silence


  • Author : Graham Turner
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620401033

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The Power of Silence Excerpt :

Many people find the very notion of silence uncomfortable, even alarming or embarrassing. They are gripped by a kind of agoraphobia of the spirit. Many try to obliterate silence by turning up the volume control of music or television, or the volume of their days. The Power of Silence explores the world of silence--a mysterious and unfathomable realm, perhaps the most underused of all resources--and those who recognize its value. It is based on extensive interviews with those whose business is silence and who understand its creative and therapeutic uses. Graham Turner explores how the desert fathers sought silence and solitude. Psychotherapists talk of the creative value of silence in their practice as do--perhaps surprisingly--musical composers. The great Catholic centers of contemplation are investigated, as are the practitioners of Zen and those who try to heal the sickness of the mind. A silent moment is time for tranquility and reflection--something beyond ourselves. The value of welcoming quiet has become a great gap in modern human awareness, and this book seeks to restore our belief in the power of silence.

The Power of Silence Book

The Power of Silence


  • Author : Adam Jaworski
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9780803949676

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This book provides a theoretical account of a variety of different communicative aspects of silence and explores new ways of studying socially-motivated language. A research overview shows the influence of related work in the fields of media studies, politics, gender studies, aesthetics and literature. The author argues that in theoretically pragmatic terms, silence can be accounted for by the same principles as those of speech. A later, more applied section of the book explores the power of silencing in politics. A concluding chapter shows the importance of silence beyond linguistics and politics in terms of artistic expression. The approach is intentionally eclectic in order to explore the concept of silence as a rich and

Power of Silence Book
Score: 5
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Power of Silence


  • Author : Carlos Castaneda
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-03-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439121856

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Power of Silence Excerpt :

Millions of readers worldwide have treasured the visionary brilliance of Carlos Castaneda, who first explore the world of the Yaqui Indian sorcerer in The Teachings of don Juan. Now, at last, don Juan returns in The Power of Silence -- wise, infuriating, capable or working miracles and playing practical jokes, but always seeking the wisdom of the warrior. The Power of Silence is Castaneda's most astonishing book to date -- a brilliant flash of knowledge that illuminates the far reaches of the human mind. Through don Juan's mesmerizing stories, the true meaning of sorcery and magic is finally revealed. Honed in the desert of Sonora, the visions of don Juan give us the vital secrets of belief and self-realization that are transcendental and valid for us all. It is Castaneda's unique genius to show us that all wisdom, strength, and power lie within ourselves -- unleashed with marvelous energy and imaginative force in the teachings of don Juan -- and in the writings of his famous pupil, Carlos Castaneda

Ostracism Book

Ostracism


  • Author : Kipling D. Williams
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2002-07-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 1572308311

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Ostracism Excerpt :

Ostracism is among the most powerful means of social influence. From schoolroom time-outs or the "silent treatment" from a family member or friend, to governmental acts of banishment or exile, ostracism is practiced in many contexts, by individuals and groups. This lucidly written book provides a comprehensive examination of this pervasive phenomenon, exploring the short- and long-term consequences for targets as well as the functions served for those who exclude or ignore. Within a cogent theoretical framework, an exemplary research program is presented that makes use of such diverse methods as laboratory experiments, surveys, narrative accounts, interviews, Internet-based research, brief role-plays, and week-long simulations. The resulting data shed new light on how ostracism affects the individual's coping responses, self-esteem, and sense of belonging and control. Informative and timely, this book will be received with interest by researchers, practitioners, and students in a wide range of psychological disciplines.

Golden Book

Golden


  • Author : Justin Zorn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2022-05-17
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063027626

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Golden Excerpt :

Silence isn’t just the absence of noise. It’s a presence that brings us energy, clarity, and deeper connection. Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz take us on an unlikely journey—from the West Wing of the White House to San Quentin’s death row; from Ivy League brain research laboratories to underground psychedelic circles; from the temperate rainforests of Olympic National Park to the main stage at a heavy metal festival—to explore the meaning of silence and the art of finding it in any situation. Golden reveals how to go beyond the ordinary rules and tools of mindfulness. It’s a field guide for navigating the noise of the modern world—not just the noise in our ears but also on our screens and in our heads. Drawing on lessons from neuroscience, business, spirituality, politics, and the arts, Marz and Zorn explore why auditory, informational, and internal silence is essential for physical health, mental clarity, ecological sustainability, and vibrant community. With vital lessons for individuals, families, workplaces, and whole societies, Golden is an engaging and unexpected rethinking of the meaning of quiet. Marz and Zorn make the bold and convincing argument that we can repair our world by reclaiming the presence of silence in our lives.

Silence Book
Score: 4
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Silence


  • Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-01-27
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062224712

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Silence Excerpt :

The Zen master and one of the world's most beloved teachers returns with a concise, practical guide to understanding and developing our most powerful inner resource—silence—to help us find happiness, purpose, and peace. Many people embark on a seemingly futile search for happiness, running as if there is somewhere else to get to, when the world they live in is full of wonder. To be alive is a miracle. Beauty calls to us every day, yet we rarely are in the position to listen. To hear the call of beauty and respond to it, we need silence. Silence shows us how to find and maintain our equanimity amid the barrage of noise. Thich Nhat Hanh guides us on a path to cultivate calm even in the most chaotic places. This gift of silence doesn't require hours upon hours of silent meditation or an existing practice of any kind. Through careful breathing and mindfulness techniques he teaches us how to become truly present in the moment, to recognize the beauty surrounding us, and to find harmony. With mindfulness comes stillness—and the silence we need to come back to ourselves and discover who we are and what we truly want, the keys to happiness and well-being.

Silent Power Book
Score: 4.5
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Silent Power


  • Author : Stuart Wilde
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401968885

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Silent Power Excerpt :

Silent Power, like its bestselling predecessor Life Was Never Meant to be a Struggle, is a tiny book filled with practical advice on living more fully using your "silent power." Author Stuart Wilde claims that there is a silent power within you, an inner knowing that grows because you understand its infinity. Silent power teaches you hour by hour; it is with you this very minute! As you begin to trust your power, it can lead you step by step to the next person and place in your life.

The Day is Now Far Spent Book
Score: 5
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The Day is Now Far Spent


  • Author : Robert Cardinal Sarah
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621643241

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The Day is Now Far Spent Excerpt :

Robert Cardinal Sarah calls The Day Is Now Far Spent his most important book. He analyzes the spiritual, moral, and political collapse of the Western world and concludes that "the decadence of our time has all the faces of mortal peril." A cultural identity crisis, he writes, is at the root of the problems facing Western societies. "The West no longer knows who it is, because it no longer knows and does not want to know who made it, who established it, as it was and as it is. Many countries today ignore their own history. This self-suffocation naturally leads to a decadence that opens the path to new, barbaric civilizations." While making clear the gravity of the present situation, the cardinal demonstrates that it is possible to avoid the hell of a world without God, a world without hope. He calls for a renewal of devotion to Christ through prayer and the practice of virtue.

A Book of Silence Book
Score: 3.5
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A Book of Silence


  • Author : Sara Maitland
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Silence
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847081513

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A Book of Silence Excerpt :

After a noisy upbringing as one of six children, and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland began to crave silence. Over the past five years, she has spent periods of silence in the Sinai Desert and the Australian bush and on the Isle of Skye. She interweaves these experiences with the history of silence told through fairy tale and myth, Western and Eastern religious traditions, the Enlightenment and psychoanalysis, up to the ambivalence towards silence in contemporary society. Maitland has built a hermitage on an isolated Scottish moor, and the book culminates powerfully with her experiences of silence in this new home.

Silence Book

Silence


  • Author : Maria-Luisa Achino-Loeb
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2005-12-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782387497

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Silence Excerpt :

This book is about silence and power and how they interact. It argues that only by studying how silence works-how it is implicated in the construction of meaning-can we arrive at the elusive roots of power in all its dimensions. Silence becomes the currency of power by delineating the margins or what we perceive and through a sleight of hand wherein behaviors undertaken in the service of self-interest appear instead as inevitable and devoid of human agency. The theoretical load of this argument is carried by vivid ethnographic material dealing with music, linguistic behavior, racial conflicts, work dislocations, and the construction of anthropological subjects and texts.

Silence Book

Silence


  • Author : Erling Kagge
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-11-21
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524733247

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Silence Excerpt :

What is silence? Where can it be found? Why is it now more important than ever? In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out. In this book. an astonishing and transformative meditation, Kagge explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence we must create. By recounting his own experiences and discussing the observations of poets, artists, and explorers, Kagge shows us why silence is essential to sanity and happiness—and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude. (With full-color photographs throughout.)

The Power of Silence Book
Score: 4
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The Power of Silence


  • Author : Robert Cardinal Sarah
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621641919

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The Power of Silence Excerpt :

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart? After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. "Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."