Coming Out Spiritually

Coming Out Spiritually
Author: Christian De la Huerta
Publsiher: Tarcher
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780874779660
ISBN 13: 0874779669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming Out Spiritually Book Review:

Looks at ten spiritual archetypes gay people have assumed in the past, and describes the teachings of many of the world's religions concerning homosexuality

Coming Out Within

Coming Out Within
Author: Craig O'Neill,Kathleen Yost Ritter
Publsiher: Harper San Francisco
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780062507068
ISBN 13: 0062507060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming Out Within Book Review:

Loss--feeling unacceptable to family, church, or workplace; losing loved ones to AIDS; being despised by segments of society--is universal among lesbians and gay men. Using an eight-phase model illustrated with real case histories, the authors explore loss as a catalyst for growth and personal and spiritual transformation.

Sex and the Sacred

Sex and the Sacred
Author: Daniel A Helminiak
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1136570756
ISBN 13: 9781136570759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and the Sacred Book Review:

A down-to-earth look at the spiritual power of sex Sex and the Sacred examines the spiritual dimension of human sexuality in a way that is free of religious affiliation but still open to traditional religion and belief in God. Dr. Daniel Helminiak, author of the best-selling What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality, looks at the relationship between sexuality and spirituality, first, from a humanistic perspective and, then, a more familiar Christian point of view. In particular, he encourages LGBTI people to reclaim their spiritual heritage without apology. This unique book emphasizes spiritual commitment as an essential facet of LGBTI/queer consciousness and addresses such burning themes as coming out, the importance of self-acceptance, gay marriage, gay bashing, and the ethics of gay sex. Sex and the Sacred combines a psychological approach to spirituality with common sense and compassion, inspiring a break from moralistic religion and an understanding of what true spirituality means. The book applies this understanding to Christian topics such as the Bible, Fundamentalism, and the future of Christianity, and shows how coming out was an issue for Jesus, how homosexual experience relates to the Christian Trinity, and how Western Civilization became so sex-negative. Sex and the Sacred presents in the end a radical vision of Christianity open to all people. Religious leaders of all denominations, educators, counselors, members of the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community, non-religious spiritual seekers, and anyone interested in the relationship between spirituality and sexuality will find this book enlightening and uplifting. Sex and the Sacred examines: the spiritual drive that is built into human sexuality the standard religious arguments against gay marriage a sustained argument that Biblical Fundamentalism is not Christian spiritual lessons from the AIDS epidemic the right and wrong of sex—queer and otherwise homosexuality in Catholic teaching and practice sexual ethics without religion a vision for a renewed Christianity within a global community

Spiritually Sassy

Spiritually Sassy
Author: Sah D'Simone
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 1683644905
ISBN 13: 9781683644903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritually Sassy Book Review:

Transform your mind, open your heart, and help the world by uncovering and celebrating the authentic you! Wild dance parties, vegan cake, and meaningful spirituality. Stop trying to put yourself into a box of what spirituality “should” look like—because, honey, being yourself is spiritual. This is what Sah D’Simone shares in Spiritually Sassy, a guide for a generation that celebrates diversity, authenticity, and freedom both in life and on the spiritual path. A queer, brown, flamboyant, immigrant spiritual seeker, Sah is a voice for anyone who wants to grow in creative ways. To be of service and make an impact on the world. To embrace their fierce, funny, and fabulous selves—even the parts they might feel ashamed of or figure just aren’t “spiritual” enough. With Spiritually Sassy, Sah distills the art of living well in our modern world into eight radical yet totally attainable steps. By incorporating scientifically backed principles of modern psychology with time-tested Buddhist techniques—and a heavy dose of sassy sauce—Sah will help you unblock your heart, befriend your mind, and live your truth out loud. In other words, he’ll help you find your sass. Highlights include: Clear out old ways of thinking to make room for a new story that reflects your fabulous heart—and quiets your inner critic Overcome imposter syndrome and know you are worthy of love, abundance, and joy Get out of your own way in a big way Uncover your true self to become spiritual—and sassy Get real about your dreams and goals, and learn powerful manifestation practices to help make them happen Embrace your superpowers—the gifts and talents that help you live your purpose The importance of looking beyond yourself to your community, your tribe, and how you give back Plus—tons of practices for meditation, breath work, mantra, movement, journaling, working with your mind, and more “It is my mission in life to help you find your sass, whatever that means for you,” writes Sah, “so it can radiate out and touch everything you do.” Spiritually Sassy isn’t a quick fix, spiritual bypassing, or entitlement. It’s a life-embracing path to awakening in modern times. Dive in to uncover your most radically authentic and spiritual self—and get sassy.

Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet

Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet
Author: Angela Holocker,Bryan Holocker,Pixie Marvel
Publsiher: Angela Holocker LLC
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-03
ISBN 10: 9780996089906
ISBN 13: 099608990X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet Book Review:

Follow the journey of a normal woman from childhood ghost sightings through a devastating injury, recovery and spiritual fulfillment. This is the story of a normal life transformed through trial, search, hard work and dedication to a true calling. Angela's story provides hope for all of us that we may overcome any obstacle and become what we were meant to be. She shares the details from her earliest encounters with spirits through her devastating accident to the spiritual guidance and freedom she knew she could find. After the journey she shares her techniques, which have helped her, and others connect with the Universal energy, Angels and departed loved ones. She shows us how to put aside fear and be who we were meant to be.

A Special Illumination

A Special Illumination
Author: Rollan McCleary
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 1315475677
ISBN 13: 9781315475677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Special Illumination Book Review:

Gay spirituality represents a hidden strand in Western thought that was only publically declared from the Gay Liberation of the 1970s. Since "coming out", expressions of gay spirituality have proliferated in both number and diversity. Beginning with gay theology within Christianity, the phenomenon has now reached as far as Buddhism and neo-paganism. But, so far, critical analysis of the movement has been very limited largely because gay spirituality has been treated as a political and social movement arguing for rights and acceptance within religious circles. 'A Special Illumination' offers an indepth analysis and argues that gay spirituality should be placed at the heart of religion.

Queer Spiritual Spaces

Queer Spiritual Spaces
Author: Kath Browne,Sally R. Munt,Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN 10: 131707260X
ISBN 13: 9781317072607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Spiritual Spaces Book Review:

Drawn from extensive, new and rich empirical research across the UK, Canada and USA, Queer Spiritual Spaces investigates the contemporary socio-cultural practices of belief, by those who have historically been, and continue to be, excluded or derided by mainstream religions and alternative spiritualities. As the first monograph to be directly informed by 'queer' subjectivities whilst dealing with divergent spiritualities on an international scale, this book explores the recently emerging innovative spaces and integrative practices of queer spiritualities. Its breadth of coverage and keen critical engagement mean it will serve as a theoretically fertile, comprehensive entry point for any scholar wishing to explore the queer spiritual spaces of the twenty-first century.

Spiritual Direction in Context

Spiritual Direction in Context
Author: Nick Wagner
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006-03-01
ISBN 10: 0819226475
ISBN 13: 9780819226471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Direction in Context Book Review:

“God created us to be lovers,” writes Nick Wagner in his introduction to Spiritual Direction in Context. “When we love, we are in right relationship. We are acting for justice. The ministry of every spiritual director, in any context, is to serve as a guide into the depths of that love relationship.” Here, in this provocative collection of essays, respected leaders in the field of spiritual direction explore the myriad of contexts in which this relationship takes place and offers practical ways to respond to them. As the popularity of spiritual direction grows, directors are facing situations that monks and nuns – for centuries the exclusive practitioners of this profession – never had to face. The essays in this book, drawn from Presence, the journal of Spiritual Directors International, look deeply at spiritual direction in a number of contexts, including the workplace, with the aging, in hospitals, with women’s groups, with youth, with the homeless, and with those in mourning. Spiritual Direction in Context is the third in the SDI series.

A Special Illumination

A Special Illumination
Author: Rollan McCleary
Publsiher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781904768548
ISBN 13: 1904768547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Special Illumination Book Review:

Gay Spirituality represents a hidden stream in Western thought that in the wake of Gay Liberation has finally declared itself and enlarged its borders. Since 'coming out' in the 1970s against the background of a liberationist secularism that at first ignored it, expressions of gay spirituality are many and increasing. Beginning with especially gay theology within Christianity the phenomenon has reached everywhere from Buddhism to neo-paganism. But so far critical assessment of the movement is minimal to non existent. This lack is due to a refusal to regard the trend as more than a claim to rights and acceptance within religious circles as opposed to the more serious questioning of the self, of vision and of ethics. Gay Spirituality should be seen not just as supplementary to religion but a question directed at the heart of religion itself in which, at least historically, gay people have often had an influential role. The controversy that is Gay Spirituality is thus a major one that anyone interested in religious issues can no longer afford to overlook. If Gay Spirituality does not disrupt religion as conservatives fear, it should be seen as a way forward, the gift to religion of 'a special illumination.'

The Spirit of Me Coming Out As a Medium

The Spirit of Me  Coming Out As a Medium
Author: Brian Warriner
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-04-16
ISBN 10: 1365052583
ISBN 13: 9781365052583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit of Me Coming Out As a Medium Book Review:

This is about Psychic Medium Brian Warriner's life and coming out of both the sexual closet and spiritual closet. He writes his story and through his story you can experience his journey and take away the results of his lessons.

The Therapist s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II

The Therapist s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II
Author: Karen B. Helmeke,Catherine Ford Sori
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-05-12
ISBN 10: 1317760581
ISBN 13: 9781317760580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Therapist s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II Book Review:

More activities to tap into the strength of your clients’ spiritual beliefs to achieve therapeutic goals. The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II is the second volume of a comprehensive two-volume resource that provides practical interventions from respected experts from a wide range of backgrounds and theoretical perspectives. This volume includes several practical strategies and techniques to easily incorporate spirituality into psychotherapy. You’ll find in-session activities, homework assignments, and client and therapist handouts that utilize a variety of therapeutic models and techniques and address a broad range of topics and problems. The chapters of The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II are grouped into four sections: Models of Therapy Used in Integrating Spirituality; Integrating Spirituality with Age-Specific Populations: Children, Adolescents, and the Elderly; Integrating Spirituality with Specific Multicultural Populations; and Involving Spirituality when Dealing with Illness, Loss, and Trauma. As in Volume One, each clinician-friendly chapter also includes sections on resources where the counselor can learn more about the topic or technique used in the chapter—as well as suggested books, articles, chapters, videos, and Web sites to recommend to clients. Every chapter follows the same easy-to-follow format: objectives, rationale for use, instructions, brief vignette, suggestions for follow-up, contraindications, references, professional readings and resources, and bibliotherapy sources for the client. The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II adds more useful activities and homework counselors can use in their practice, such as: using religion or spirituality in solution-oriented brief therapy “Cast of Character” counseling using early memories to explore adolescent and adult spirituality cognitive behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder age-specific clients such as children or the elderly multicultural populations and spirituality dealing with illness, loss, and trauma recovering from fetal loss creative art techniques with caregivers in group counseling and much more! The Therapist’s Notebook for Integrating Spirituality in Counseling II provides even more creative and helpful homework and activities that are perfect for pastoral counselors, clergy, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, psychologists, Christian counselors, educators who teach professional issues, ethics, counseling, and multicultural issues, and students.

Coming Out as Sacrament

Coming Out as Sacrament
Author: Chris Glaser
Publsiher: Geneva Press
Total Pages: 153
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780664257484
ISBN 13: 0664257488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming Out as Sacrament Book Review:

Gay Christian author and activist Chris Glaser proposes that coming out--as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered--has biblical precedence and sacramental dimensions.

The Hidden Spirituality of Men Volume 1 of 2 EasyRead Large Bold Edition

The Hidden Spirituality of Men  Volume 1 of 2   EasyRead Large Bold Edition
Author: Matthew Fox
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 1458727416
ISBN 13: 9781458727411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Spirituality of Men Volume 1 of 2 EasyRead Large Bold Edition Book Review:

IT IS NO SECRET that men are in trouble today. From war to ecological collapse, most of the world's critical problems stem from a distorted masculinity out of control. Yet our culture rewards the very dysfunctions responsible for those problems. To Matthew Fox, our crucial task is to open our minds to a deeper understanding of the healthy masculine than we receive from our media, culture, and religions. To awaken what Fox calls ''the sacred masculine,'' he unearths ten metaphors, or archetypes, to inspire men to pursue their higher calling to reinvent the world.

When One Religion Isn t Enough

When One Religion Isn t Enough
Author: Duane R. Bidwell
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 0807091243
ISBN 13: 9780807091241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When One Religion Isn t Enough Book Review:

An exploration into the lives of people who embrace two or more religious traditions, and what this growing community tells us about change in our society Named a best book of 2018 by Library Journal In the United States, we often assume religious and spiritual identity are pure, static, and singular. But some people regularly cross religious boundaries. These “spiritually fluid” people celebrate complex religious bonds, and in the process they blur social categories, evoke prejudice, and complicate religious communities. Their presence sparks questions: How and why do people become spiritually fluid? Are they just confused or unable to commit? How do we make sense of them? When One Religion Isn’t Enough explores the lives of spiritually fluid people, revealing that while some chose multiple religious belonging, many more inherit it. For many North Americans, the complicated legacies of colonialism are part of their family story, and they may consider themselves both Christian and Hindu, or Buddhist, or Yoruban, or one of the many other religions native to colonized lands. For some Asian Americans, singular religious identity may seem an alien concept, as many East Asian nations freely mix Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist, and other traditions. Some African American Christians are consciously seeking to reconnect with ancestral spiritualities. And still other people are born into religiously mixed families. Jewish-Christian intermarriage led the way in the US, but religious diversity here is only increasing: almost four in ten Americans (39 percent) who have married since 2010 have a spouse who is in a different religious group. Through in-depth conversations with spiritually fluid people, renowned scholar Duane Bidwell explores how people come to claim and be claimed by multiple religious traditions, how spiritually fluid people engage radically opposed truth claims, and what this growing population tells us about change within our communities.

Coming Out Coming Home

Coming Out  Coming Home
Author: Kenneth A. Burr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105132185013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming Out Coming Home Book Review:

First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sex and the Sacred

Sex and the Sacred
Author: Daniel A. Helminiak
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1560233419
ISBN 13: 9781560233411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and the Sacred Book Review:

A down-to-earth look at the spiritual power of sex Sex and the Sacred examines the spiritual dimension of human sexuality in a way that is free of religious affiliation but still open to traditional religion and belief in God. Dr. Daniel Helminiak, author of the best-selling What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality, looks at the relationship between sexuality and spirituality, first, from a humanistic perspective and, then, a more familiar Christian point of view. In particular, he encourages LGBTI people to reclaim their spiritual heritage without apology. This unique book emphasizes spiritual commitment as an essential facet of LGBTI/queer consciousness and addresses such burning themes as coming out, the importance of self-acceptance, gay marriage, gay bashing, and the ethics of gay sex. Sex and the Sacred combines a psychological approach to spirituality with common sense and compassion, inspiring a break from moralistic religion and an understanding of what true spirituality means. The book applies this understanding to Christian topics such as the Bible, Fundamentalism, and the future of Christianity, and shows how coming out was an issue for Jesus, how homosexual experience relates to the Christian Trinity, and how Western Civilization became so sex-negative. Sex and the Sacred presents in the end a radical vision of Christianity open to all people. Religious leaders of all denominations, educators, counselors, members of the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community, non-religious spiritual seekers, and anyone interested in the relationship between spirituality and sexuality will find this book enlightening and uplifting. Sex and the Sacred examines: the spiritual drive that is built into human sexuality the standard religious arguments against gay marriage a sustained argument that Biblical Fundamentalism is not Christian spiritual lessons from the AIDS epidemic the right and wrong of sex—queer and otherwise homosexuality in Catholic teaching and practice sexual ethics without religion a vision for a renewed Christianity within a global community

this bridge we call home

this bridge we call home
Author: Gloria Anzaldúa,AnaLouise Keating
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN 10: 113535152X
ISBN 13: 9781135351526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

this bridge we call home Book Review:

More than twenty years after the ground-breaking anthology This Bridge Called My Back called upon feminists to envision new forms of communities and practices, Gloria E. Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating have painstakingly assembled a new collection of over eighty original writings that offers a bold new vision of women-of-color consciousness for the twenty-first century. Written by women and men--both "of color" and "white"--this bridge we call home will challenge readers to rethink existing categories and invent new individual and collective identities.

Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment

Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment
Author: Jed McKenna
Publsiher: Wisefool Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-11-25
ISBN 10: 0980184835
ISBN 13: 9780980184839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment Book Review:

Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment Isn't ~One~ Kind of Enlightenment ' It's the ~Only~ Kind :: THE MARK OF A TRUE MASTER is that he can express a subject of the utmost complexity with uncanny simplicity. Jed McKenna is such a master, and spiritual enlightenment is his subject. :: Book Two of The Enlightenment Trilogy. Contains Bonus Material.

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy
Author: Kenneth I. Pargament
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN 10: 1609189930
ISBN 13: 9781609189938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Book Review:

From a leading researcher and practitioner, this volume provides an innovative framework for understanding the role of spirituality in people's lives and its relevance to the work done in psychotherapy. It offers fresh, practical ideas for creating a spiritual dialogue with clients, assessing spirituality as a part of their problems and solutions, and helping them draw on spiritual resources in times of stress. Written from a nonsectarian perspective, the book encompasses both traditional and nontraditional forms of spirituality. It is grounded in current findings from psychotherapy research and the psychology of religion, and includes a wealth of evocative case material.

Spiritually Oppressed

Spiritually Oppressed
Author: Michael J. Gerard
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1438985924
ISBN 13: 9781438985923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritually Oppressed Book Review:

Flowers For Momma By Linda Gangi Alessi Flowers For Momma is an ethnic novel encompassing three generations. It scans a period of seventy years following the arrival in America of two young men from Sicily who join the Maggio family. They invited John Turso to their home for a two-fold reason an arranged marriage for the younger daughter, Rosa and a helpmate for the father in his bakery business. They were surprised when Benny came too, and who would affect all the lives he touched. Connie Turso, the child of the union of John and Rosa Turso is estranged from her mother, Rosa, and the rest of the family for many years. She comes back to visit her dying mother. They both share a secret. It is in this homecoming that mother and daughter interact and unveil themselves as never before, each realizing the value of the other and the frustration of their lives