A Man's Journey to Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach, Michael Segell

By Sarah Ban Breathnach, Michael Segell

Author note: Edited by way of Michael Segell
Publish yr note: First released June 4th 2000

Sarah Ban Breathnach desired to supply males an identical reflective e-book that she provided ladies in basic Abundance. but, she additionally knew that she wanted a guy to aid her signify an genuine male adventure, a booklet that mined underneath the "Men Are from Mars" stereotypes and "Iron John" expectancies. So she joined forces with Michael Segell, former "Men's Mind" columnist for Esquire and writer of Standup Guy. From there, the duo amassed those contemplative, funny, and mature essays written through a various sampling of guys, together with a backwoods hermit, mystical rabbi, and international popular rock star.

Segell writes the poignant introductions to the essays whereas Ban Breathnach inserts her own responses on the finish of fairly provocative essays. every now and then she appears like an intruder in a "boy's only" tree castle membership, her reviews sounding misplaced inside those deepest moments of male bonding. but she forces readers, women and men alike, to recognize the female in the male adventure, a lofty target that we have a tendency to face up to. participants contain Sting, who talks concerning the distinction among thrill looking and danger taking in "Let Your Soul Be Your Rookie." experience author Tim Cahill writes approximately "The Bravest factor I Ever Did"--face his panic disease as his vomited his means via an un-aired tv interview. And Thomas Moore speaks to the ecstasy of melding spirituality and sexuality. --Gail Hudson

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These are as follows: Spiritual Readings and healing on an individual basis will be critically reviewed from the perspective of the effects they have had on the individuals undergoing them. I will dwell on an experience of a personal reading that extends many years back in time, as remembered and assessed when I met the reader during my fieldwork in 2008. Another experience of reading, framed as healing and involving several people, will be described and assessed on an ethical as well as a spiritual perspective.

Sometimes perhaps a performance may be a prayer, and at other times what we call a prayer is a divine performance. It is a certain quality, though, that goes with experiencing prayer that on one level is surrender. Dewey, when describing the different aspects of aesthetic experi43 Lystad, Elsa. Informal conversation, November 2006. Rothenbuhler, Eric and Mihai Coman (eds). 2005. Media Anthropology. Thousand Oaks, Sage. 199-209. 44 Introduction 41 41 ence as the creative act of the doer on the one side, and the undergoing side of the receiver of experience, points out that an experience has necessarily also such a quality.

1993. The Future of Ritual, London and New York: Routledge, 263. , 262. 65 As Schechner indicates, the term violence may have several levels of meaning. This will be discussed in later chapters in relation to the Carla story, as well as to Spiritualist Church practices. See pp. 68-70, 277-280 and 317, 397. 56 Between Play and Prayer professional theatres of which the Napier Operatic Society is the largest and most visible. This dedicated society of mostly amateurs also hires professional directors, choreographers and musical directors for its production of licensed musicals, and draws together a highly competent cast of young talent.

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