Health of the Human Spirit

ISBN-10: 1449648452
ISBN-13: 9781449648459
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Description: Health of the Human Spirit, Second Edition is a thoughtful examination of the ageless topic of human spirituality. It addresses the need to acknowledge spiritual wellness as a vital dimension of the general health and well-being of the individual  More...

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List price: $80.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 2/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Health of the Human Spirit, Second Edition is a thoughtful examination of the ageless topic of human spirituality. It addresses the need to acknowledge spiritual wellness as a vital dimension of the general health and well-being of the individual and examines the dynamic balance between mind-body-spirit health and the roadblocks and distractions on the spiritual path. Dr. Seaward includes many behavioral suggestions to enhance the health of the human spirit. He presents the material in an approachable, user-friendly manner by engaging the reader and carefully distinguishing the differences between spirituality and religion.

Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgments
About the Author
The Call to Spirit
The World in Crisis
A Spiritual Hunger?
A Turning Point in Consciousness
Spiritual Materialism
An Unhealthy Spirit?
I Don't Believe It!
The Winds of Change Are the Winds of Grace
Stress and Spirituality: Partners in the Dance of Life
Of Spirit and Character
Profiles of Human Spirituality
Keeping an Open Mind
Summary
Terms and Concepts
Soul-Searching Exercises
Got The Spirit? Let's Hear It!
Are You a Cultural Creative?
Of Character and Spirit
A Matter of Conscience
Endnotes
Additional References
The Wellness Paradigm Revisited
A Closer Look at the Wellness Paradigm
Wellness in the Limelight and the Life Cycle
Human Spirituality: The Neglected Component of Well-Being (If you cannot measure it, it is not real.)
The Legacy of Descartes: Division and Separation
New Common Ground Between Science and Religion
A Closing Story
Summary
Terms and Concepts
The Mandala of Personal Wellness
Endnotes
Additional References
Theories of Human Spirituality: Perspectives from the Sages and Wisdom Keepers
Carl Gustav Jung: Divine Consciousness
Rachel Naomi Remen: To Be of Service
Abraham Maslow: To Be Self-Actualized
M. Scott Peck: The Four Stages of Spiritual Growth
Black Elk: Mother Earth Spirituality
Hildegard von Bingen: The Mystical Path
Joan Borysenko: The Feminine Path
Ken Carey: Divine Messages
The Dalai Lama: Compassion and Happiness
Joseph Campbell: The Hero's Journey
Barbara Marx Hubbard: Conscious Evolution
Deepak Chopra: Seven Spiritual Steps on the Divine Path
Larry Dossey: The Nonlocal Mind
Albert Einstein: Light and Energy
Matthew Fox: Creation Spirituality
Lao Tzu: Tao The Balance of Life
Viktor Frankl: The Search for Life's Meaning
Jean Houston: Our Human Potential
Jesus of Nazareth: Unconditional Love
Paramahansa Yogananda: To Be Self-Realized
Ken Wilber: The Spectrum of Consciousness
Summary
Terms and Concepts
High on a Mountaintop
The Road Less Traveled: Stages of Spiritual Growth
The Hero's Journey
References and Resources
Additional References
The Nature of Human Spirituality
Definitions of Human Spirituality
Spirit: The Breath of Life
One Source, Many Names
Definitions of Religion
The Perennial Philosophy
Metaphor: The Language of Spirit
The Path and the Journey
Spirits on a Human Path
Of Spirit and Soul
What Is Stress?
What Is the Soul?
The Three Pillars of Human Spirituality
Desire + Commitment = Discipline
Summary
Terms and Concepts
The Three Pillars of Human Spirituality
Personal and Interpersonal Relationships
Your Personal Value System
Your Meaningful Purpose in Life
Mandala of the Human Spirit
Endnotes
Additional References
Mountains, Molehills, and Muscles of the Soul
The Metaphorical Mountain
Molehills: Roadblocks on the Spiritual Path
Distractions on the Spiritual Path
Muscles of the Soul
Spiritual Potential and Spiritual Health
Rainbows and the Yellow Brick Road
Seasons of the Soul
Summary
Terms and Concepts
Roadblocks on the Spiritual Path
Distractions on the Spiritual Path
Muscles of the Soul
Seasons of the Soul
Your Seasons of the Soul
Endnotes
Additional References
Mind-Body-Spirit Healing
The Ghost in the Machine
A New Era of Medicine
The Human Energy Field: The Interface Between Body and Soul
Stress and Disease
Cellular Consciousness
Complementary Medicine/Energy Medicine
So Why Doesn't Everybody Get Healed?
Summary
Terms and Concepts
Anatomy Energy Map
When Your Biography Becomes Your Biology
Energy System "Vitamins"
Unresolved Anger or Fear?
Endnotes
Additional References
Embrace the Mystery
Be a Good Mystic!
No Short List of Mysteries Here!
The Mystery of DNA
The Kundalini Effect
Science's Blind Spot
Prayer, Distant Healing, and the Nonlocal Mind
Summary
Terms and Concepts
On Being a Good Mystic
More Than Just Intuition!
One: A Holy Moment
Endnotes
Additional References
The Art of Meditation
Cleansing the Mind
Of Ego and Soul
Domesticating the Ego
A Free Spirit Must Be Disciplined
Types of Meditation
Steps in Meditation
Summary
Terms and Concepts
Meditation Checklist
Meditation Exercises
Breathing Clouds Meditation
Open Heart Meditation
Crystal Cave Meditation
Seven Veils Meditation (Lifting the Veils of Illusion to Be One with the Source)
Body Colors and Healing Light Meditation
The Rainbow Meditation
Energy Ball Meditation
DNA Meditation
Endnotes
Additional References
Health of the Human Spirit
Medicine for the Soul
Keeping the Human Spirit Healthy
Summary
Terms and Concepts
Health of the Human Spirit
The Doors of Perception
Sweet Forgiveness
Creative Altruism: The Power of Unconditional Love
The Divine Paradox
Endnotes
Additional References
The End Is Just the Beginning
Index

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