Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation. With evocative language and personal stories, including those of elders Thomas Berry and Joanna Macy, this book defines eight stages of human life - Innocent, Explorer, Thespian, Wanderer, Soul Apprentice, Artisan, Master, and Sage - and describes the challenges and benefits of each. Plotkin offers a way of progressing from our current egocentric, aggressively competitive, consumer society to an ecocentric, soul-based one that is sustainable, cooperative, and compassionate. At once a primer on human development and a manifesto for change, Nature and the Human Soul fashions a template for a more mature, fulfilling, and purposeful life - and a better world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Josdal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/009007/bk_tant_009007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Girl Who Could Sing with the Birds celebrates nature and the environment, and is the third book in The Girls Who Could Series. In it, we explore the world through the eyes of a young Rachel Carson, the author and biologist who inspired the environmental movement that gave birth to Earth Day. Rachel Carson teaches us that every life on our planet is precious, and that science should work with nature for the good of all. Together, we can keep the world a beautiful place. The Girls Who Could is a fun series of stories about real women who have made a difference in the world through inspired action. By giving young girls examples of women who are doing amazing things, children grow up with a template of achievement upon which to grow and expand their own dreams and goals. The fun, rhyming prose helps kids connect easily with the message in each story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maya Cointreau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086030/bk_acx0_086030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Africa may have given rise to the first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Ancient Egyptians produced several wonders of the world, revolutionized architecture and construction, created some of the world’s first systems of mathematics and medicine, and established language and art that spread across the known world. With world-famous leaders like King Tut and Cleopatra, it’s no wonder that today’s world has so many Egyptologists. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of ancient Egyptian civilization was its inception from the ground up, as the ancient Egyptians had no prior civilization which they could use as a template. In fact, ancient Egypt itself became a template for the civilizations that followed. To the ancient Egyptians, the gods and goddesses were all around them and could be seen daily in nature. Nearly every animal found in ancient Egypt, both domestic and wild, were associated with a god or goddess, which can be seen in Egyptian art where deities are often depicted with human bodies and animal heads. Or sometimes the deities are portrayed as complete animals. Since deities were associated with certain animals, all animals of a specific species were given divine and protected status. The reverence that ancient Egyptians had for certain animals evolved during the long duration of Pharaonic history until the Late Period animals of specific species were mummified by the thousands as offerings for their associated deities. For instance, ibises were mummified for the god Thoth, while cats were mummified for the goddess Bastet. Modern archaeologists have uncovered most of the Late Period animal mummies in the region near the modern village of Saqqara, which has become known as the Sacred Animal Necropolis. Although mos... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105842/bk_acx0_105842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What should I do with my life? It´s a question many of us have pondered with frequency. Author Po Bronson was asking himself that very question when he decided to write this book - an inspiring exploration of how people transform their lives and a template for how we can answer this question for ourselves. Bronson traveled the country in search of individuals who have struggled to find their calling, their true nature - people who made mistakes before getting it right. He encountered people of all ages and all professions - a total of 55 fascinating individuals trying to answer questions such as: Is a career supposed to feel like a destiny? How do I tell the difference between a curiosity and a passion? Should I make money first, to fund my dream? If I have a child, will my frustration over my work go away? Should I accept my lot, make peace with my ambition, and stop stressing out? Why do I feel guilty for thinking about this? This audiobook is like listening in on an intimate conversation among people you care about and admire. Even if you know what you should do with your life, you will find wisdom and guidance in these stories of people who found meaningful answers by daring to be honest with themselves. ´´We all have passions if we choose to see them,´´ Bronson writes. ´´Most of us don´t get epiphanies. We don´t get clarity. Our purpose doesn´t arrive neatly packaged as destiny. We only get a whisper. A blank, nonspecific urge. That´s how it starts.´´ With humor, empathy, and insight, Po Bronson probes the depths of people who learned how to hear the whisper, who overcame fear and confusion to find a larger truth about their lives. A meditation, a journey, and a triumph of storytelling, What Should I Do with My Life? is a life-changing audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Po Bronson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000397/bk_sans_000397_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Holocaust by Bullets, Father Patrick Desbois documented for the first time the murder of 1.5 million Jews in Ukraine during World War II, based on wartime documents, interviews with locals, and the application of modern forensic practices on long-hidden gravesites. Nearly a decade of further work by his team, drawing on interviews with 5,000 neighbors of the Jews, has resulted in stunning new findings about the extent and nature of the genocide. The mass killings took place across the Eastern Front, in seven countries formerly part of the Soviet Union invaded by Nazi Germany. They followed a secret template, or repeatable script, that included a timetable and involved local inhabitants in the mechanics of death to ensure complicity, whether it was to cook for the killers; to clear, dig, and cover the graves; to witness their Jewish neighbors being marched off; or to take part in the slaughter. Narrating in lucid, powerful prose that has the immediacy of a crime report, Father Desbois assembles a chilling account of how, concretely, these events took place in village after village, from the selection of the date to the twenty-four-hour period in which the mass murders unfolded. Today, such groups as ISIS put into practice the Nazis´ lessons on making genocide efficient. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009785/bk_brll_009785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She is descended from one of the three magical races - shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In the case of Bryar, that template should be Sleeping Beauty. Trouble is, Bryar is nowhere near the Sleeping Beauty life template. Not even close. She does not like birds or woodland creatures. She cannot sing a note. And she certainly cannot stand Prince Philpot, the so-called His Highness of Hedge Funds that her aunties want her to marry. Even worse, Bryar finds herself attracted to a hottie werewolf named Knox and is under attack by evil mummy-zombies. If Bryar cannot figure out who - or what - she really is, it might cost both her and Knox their lives...as well as jeopardize the very nature of magic itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Bauer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099201/bk_acx0_099201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Our journey back to the Oneness requires a multifaceted approach. We must grapple with duality while at the same time learning to visualize what it would be like to live in unity. We must navigate the twists and turns of finding our individuality coupled with the challenges of merging our energies with a group. We must dance with the pain of justice while searching to discover the underlying template of fairness. Such are the myriad of teachings brought together in this sparkling collection of clear and concise gems taken from the final 50 or so lectures given by the Guide through Eva Pierrakos. You´ll come to see why laziness isn´t just a bad idea, it´s the worst, and you´ll explore what the rascally ego really has up its sleeve. All this and more streams forth from this stupendous trove of practical wisdom in which the Guide presents new facets to consider as we wind our way toward personal freedom. Spiritual teachings: 1. Expanding our awareness and exploring our fascination with creation 2. The evolutionary process and why we can´t stop it 3. How consciousness evolves between individuals and groups 4. Claiming our total capacity for greatness 5. Facing our deepest fear and unfolding our greatest longing 6. Finding balance within instead of banking on outer rules 7. Rolling with change and overcoming fear of death 8. The pain of injustice and the truth about fairness 9. Why lazy is the worst way to be 10. Spotting the tricks of our ego and getting over ourselves 11. Four avenues for reaching the cosmic nougat at our core 12. Four pragmatic steps for finding faith and addressing doubt 13. Landing our desires by letting go of our demands 14. How to visualize living in a state of unity 15. Surrendering to the double-sided nature of duality 16. Relaxing into the struggle to find the oneness 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jill Loree. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080954/bk_acx0_080954_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.