Road of Ash and Dust: Awakening of a Soul in Africa: E.L. Cyrs
He wanted to honor his ancestors. Unaware that hunger, sickness, and deprivation were awaiting him, a young idealist departs the United States and embarks on a spiritual quest to West Africa. Repeatedly challenged by a world beyond his understanding and thrown into harsh, critical self-reflections, he is repulsed by the image of himself that Africa forces him to confront. Road of Ash and Dust: The Awakening of a Soul in Africa is a deeply intimate, unique, and voyeuristic unveiling of aspects of the African-American experience rarely committed to print. It allows you access to one of the most universal of journeys, a discovery of self. Author E.L. Cyrs channels voices from a distant and muted past, guiding us into understanding that many of the answers to our most troubling questions do, truly, come from within. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Baba the Storyteller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069985/bk_acx0_069985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the face of authoritarian, divisive trends and multiplying crises, when politics-as-usual is stymied, Awakening Democracy through Public Work shows it is possible to build foundations for a democratic awakening grounded in deep American traditions of a citizen-centered commonwealth.Awakening Democracy through Public Work begins with the story of Public Achievement, a youth civic education and empowerment initiative with roots in the civil rights movement. It describes Public Achievement´s first home in St. Bernard´s, a low-income Catholic elementary school in St. Paul, Minnesota, and how the program spread across the country and then abroad, giving birth to the larger concept of public work.In Public Achievement, young people practice ´´citizen politics´´ as they tackle issues ranging from bullying, racism, and sexual harassment to playground improvements, curriculum changes, and better school lunches. They develop everyday political skills for working across differences and making constructive change. Such citizen politics, more like jazz than a set piece of music, involves the interplay and negotiation of diverse interests and views, sometimes contentious, sometimes harmonious. Public Achievement highlights young people´s roles as co-creators?builders of schools, communities, and democratic society. They are not citizens in waiting, but active citizens who do public work.Awakening Democracy through Public Work also describes how public work can find expression in many kinds of work, from education and health to business and government. It is relevant across the sweep of society. People have experimented with the idea of public work in hundreds of settings in thirty countries, from Northern Ireland and Poland to Ghana and Japan. In Burundi it birthed a national initiative to rework relations between villagers and police. In South Africa it helped people in poor communities to see themselves as problem solvers rather than simply consumers of government services.In the US, at Denison University, public work is being integrated into dorm life. At Maxfield School in St. Paul, it is transforming special education. In rural Missouri, it led to the ´´emPowerU´´ initiative of the Heartland Foundation, encouraging thousands of young people to stay in the region. In Eau Claire, Wisconsin, it generated ´´Clear Vision,´´ a program providing government support for citizen-led community improvements. Public work has expanded into the idea of ´´citizen professionals´´ working with other citizens, not on them or for them. It has also generated the idea of ´´civic science,´´ in which scientists see themselves as citizens and science as a resource for civic empowerment.Awakening Democracy through Public Work shows that we can free the productive powers of people to work across lines and differences to build a better society and create grounded hope for the future.
What would happen if a contemporary New York girl discovered she was a witch?Eleanor is 16 years old, lives with her grandmother and is an orphan. Life is normal, when one morning... Xander and her friends enter a world without rules or limits, travelling across continents, from India to Sweden, from South Africa to the pyramids of Bosnia, from ancient Antarctica to the Hamptons of today. They find themselves overwhelmed by their passions, loves, envy and struggle for survival against ruthless demons and sorcerers.Far from the daily life of school, cheerleaders and athletes, Eleanor and her friends find themselves in a mystical and spiritual New York, where Woodlawn Cemetery, Hart Island and China Town reveal their deepest secrets. The mysteries, buried by time, are revealed through archaeology, while the pyramids of Kruger Park and those of Bosnia give off their power.Ancient Gods blend with the Creepy pasta, Tarots, New Orleans voodoo and every type of belief to create a universe in which everything is possible...
An eye-opening survey of the recent Arab revolutions and their political consequences, comparing them to those of a previous generation. When Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, in December 2010, sparking a wave of popular uprisings that would topple dictatorial regimes across North Africa and the Middle East, observers hailed the onset of a great ¿Arab Awakening.¿ But this wasn¿t the first time people in Tunisia, Egypt, and elsewhere across the region had taken to the streets demanding fundamental change. An earlier generation, in the 1950s and 1960s, rose against Arab governments that were doing the bidding of colonial powers. A generation later, many of these revolutionary heroes and their inheritors had themselves become murderous tyrants, leading the people to rebel a second time. In The Second Arab Awakening, distinguished academic and writer Adeed Dawisha brings a deep historical perspective to the recent Arab uprisings, tracing the fledgling and uncertain progress so far of these revolutions and the Islamist challenge that has emerged in their wake. Elegantly written, detailed yet concise, Dawisha¿s illuminating exploration of the threats and opportunities facing the victorious revolutionaries provides necessary perspective on a fast-changing political landscape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013557/bk_adbl_013557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The legend of the Paka Watu. Ever since she was a young girl, Abby Lane can´t resist the allure of a catshifter tribe forced to repress their beasts. On a trip to Africa, she discovers a coveted piece of information - the name the pride leader assumed when he left his home - and she traces his lineage to his descendent. The sleeping lion. Utah Pearce can´t keep his gaze off the woman who slips into the bar every night. Though not his usual type, she brings out the possessive instinct in him, making him battle with himself as he tries to stay away. Mine. Abby´s research never prepared her for the reality in front of her. The beast is waking, and Utah is changing in ways both exciting and terrifying. He is possessive and dominant, and when he finally claims her, neither of them will ever be the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Audrey Lusk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064109/bk_acx0_064109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Peace. Forgiveness. Adventure. Compassion. Love. Healing. Consciousness. Abundance. The grand journey of consciousness culminates with an exciting travel adventure! From the frostbite blizzards of St. Petersburg to the warm tropical breezes of Hawaii; from an isolated barren desert in Africa to a quiet French village on the outskirts of civilization; and from the extreme conditions under a bustling geisha house to a heroine’s grand transformation along the banks of the Nile, get ready for an inspiring collection of soul-evolving experiences. Your Soul is composed of layers and imprints of wisdom that are all ready to be embraced now – but are you looking in the right places? Do you see what is currently present in yourself as messages about your power? Are you connecting with the truth of who you truly are and owning the beauty of your limitless Soul? The Unlimited Sparks of a Bonfire is filled with spiritual connections, healing, passion, forgiveness, love, emotional depths, peace, and unexpected wisdom to connect you more personally with your greater Soul discovery. You are here to heal all energies back to their original source of Love, and in this lifetime, you have everything you need to fulfill that mission - right here, right now. The Unlimited Sparks of a Bonfire, Book Three in the Awakening Consciousness Series, takes you even deeper into the understandings of your Soul’s energy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065380/bk_acx0_065380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is a tribe in Africa where, the first time a woman leaves home following the confinement period after giving birth, everyone she meets along the road greets her with a sacred song otherwise reserved for warriors returning from battle. She´s honored as having lived through a rite of passage that will forever mark her womanhood as abundant and powerful and blessed. She´s respected as a fully franchised member of the most ubiquitous and yet most extraordinary group of beings in our collective experience: mothers. Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned from My Six-Month-Old is an Eat, Pray, Love for moms. It fuses memoir, spirituality, and self-development into the unique perspective that babies are actually extraordinary spiritual teachers who are capable of showing their caregivers the way toward inspired living. Kuwana Haulsey imparts this deeper understanding of universal love, in which motherhood awakens the innate potential for personal transformation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005962/bk_blak_005962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shake your bones, listen to your dreams, and feel the earth beneath your feet Inside you is a deep capacity for connection to nature, your ancestors, and the limitless wisdom and creativity you touch every night in your dreams. Yet in this modern age filled with distraction and anxiety, how do you restore your connection to these primal resources for living with power and purpose? ´´We are all bound together by a symphony of blood and bone´´, teaches John Lockley, one of the few white men in recent history to become a fully initiated sangoma - traditional priest and healer - in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa. With The Way of the Leopard, he brings you a treasury of practices informed by this powerful tradition to help you embrace your true gifts and become a healing presence in the world. An audio training course inspired by African Shamanic wisdom The core spiritual teachings John teaches are all created to help you awaken to your own Ubuntu, or shared humanity. In these sessions, you´ll learn to activate the untapped power of your physical senses and intuition; discover how to honor your ancestors and draw upon their guidance; engage with your dreams as a spiritual practice; connect to nature through animal and plant medicine; and dance and shake your way to greater vitality, health, and aliveness. At the beginning of his sangoma apprenticeship, John Lockley´s teacher MaMngwevu gave him the name Cingolweendaba, which means ´´messenger´´, reflecting his calling to spread the essential values and principles of South African mysticism to a world in need of healing. ´´It doesn´t matter what color your skin is or what culture you´re from´´, John teaches. ´´If you are a human being with red blood, you can walk like the leopard and connect with the earth like the elephant.´´ Join this remarkable teacher on The Way of the Leopard for a joyful and invigorating course to help you create a life rich in meaning ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lockley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/001000/sp_true_001000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.