"Seeking for freedom I go to that God who is the light of his own thoughts. A man who knows him truly passes over death; there is no other path to go." -- Upanishads In the Path for May, 1886, we find these words: "We need a literature, not solely for highly intellectual persons, but of a more simple character, which attempts to appeal to ordinary common-sense minds who are really fainting for such moral and mental assistance as is not reached by the more pretentious works." The experience of one student is, on the whole, the experience of all. Details differ, however. Some are made more instantly rich than others: they are those who put forth more vigorous and generous effort; or they have a Karmic store which brings aid. What Theosophists know as Karma, or the law of spiritual action and reaction, decided this, as it works on all the planes, physical, moral, mental, psychical, and spiritual alike. Our Karma may be worked out on any one of these planes when our life is chiefly concentrated upon it, no matter upon what other plane any special initiative impulse or branch of it originated. The writer, when first he became a theosophical student, had the aid of an advanced occultist in his studies. This friend sent him, among others, the letters which, in the hope that they may assist others as they have the original recipient, are here published. They are not exhaustive treatises; they are hints given by one who knew that the first need of a student is to learn how to think. The true direction is pointed out, and the student is left to clarify his own perceptions, to draw upon and enlarge his own intuitions, and to develop, as every created thing must at last develop, by his own inward exertions. Such students have passed the point where their external environment can affect their growth favorably. They may learn from it, but the time has also come to resist it and turn to the internal adjustment to higher relations only.
Through Gerry, i also met nora Koren, Donovan's sister, and it was she who
trusted me with her lovingly preserved collection of her brother's letters and
articles. Gerry, Gene and nora have patiently helped me with the myriad of
Author: John P. Bowen
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Vincent Donovan is best known as the author of the influential bestseller, Christianity Rediscovered (1978). This new book contains the monthly letters he wrote home from Tanzania between 1957 and 1973. These letters give us previously unknown stories: how Donovan met Julius Nyerere, first prime minister of Tanzania; how a group of Protestants attempted to kill him; of his early disastrous attempt to hear confession in Swahili; of the relationship between Donovan's work and Vatican II; and much about the mysterious Sonjo tribe, among whom Donovan spent his last years in Tanzania. They also give insights, from the hilarious to the poignant, into Donovan the man in relationship to his family, his missionary colleagues, and the Maasai. Copies of original photographs are also included. Most significantly, the letters show Donovan's evolution over the years from a young missionary who was passionate about acquiring land for church buildings, into a mature visionary convinced that the only job of the missionary is to preach the gospel. A concluding essay looks at the legacy of Donovan, thirty-five years later, with contributions from three Spiritan missionaries who continue to live out his legacy in Tanzania and elsewhere today. Finally, the essay looks at Donovan's continuing influence on contemporary renewal movements in North America and in Britain. Those who have been inspired by Christianity Rediscovered--missiologists, church renewal leaders, and students of Gospel and culture--will find much here to delight and to challenge.
July 1, 1944 Lake Bolsena, Italy Dearest Libby, ]ohn Grimsley has just come to
our tent to tell me that the trip to England will be made but not in our plane as
Chief had wished. Apparently, the decision has been made for him on grounds it
Author: Joseph Addison White
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Letters To Libby/ Part Three is the final book of a three part series. The books are comprised of edited letters written by Joseph A. White II to his Wife, Elizabeth T. White ( "LIBBY"), during World War II. The letters in part three chronicle a tale beginning in Italy at Caserta (June 5, 1944), and ending in Naples, Italy (January 22, 1945). Captain White spent his time flying King George VI, Prime Minister Churchill, Field Marshal H. R. Alexander, and others to their various destinations...all the while only wanting to get back to the good old U.S.A. and his beloved Wife 'Libby'!
The translation of this last is mainly the work of Dr Davidson, who has also
assisted me in the translation of five of the shorter letters. Both have helped me
identify classical allusions and have given me valuable suggestions as to the
editing of ...
Author: James Arthur Muller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This volume, first published in 1933, contains the letters of Stephen Gardner, secretary to Cardinal Wolsey during the reign of King Henry VIII.
Wednesday Evening January 12,1944 Bari, Italy Dearest Libby, You can never
know what your airmail letters meant to me tonight, how much they have helped me. They were written whileyou were still with Wanda. Among all the letters you ...
Author: Joseph A. White II
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Letters to Libby/ Part Two is part two of a three part series. The books are comprised of edited letters written by Joseph A. White II to his wife (Elizabeth T. White ["Libby"]) during World War Two. The letters in Part Two chronicle a tale beginning in Goubrine, Tunisia (August 12, 1943), and ending in Caserta, Italy (June 4, 1944). The misery of separation from the woman he loves and the vicissitudes of Army-Air Corps life are themes well explored in Letters to Libby/ Part Two. HR ALIGN=LEFT
I am indeed blessed to have such a wonderful bunch of merciful, Godly men in
my life. During the writing of this book, I met a writer who became a dear friend
and helped me edit this story, page by page. A huge thank you to Addie Cass for
Author: Cindy Sanford
Publisher: Waterside Press
Letters to a Lifer provides a rare insight into life without parole (LWOP) for juveniles in the USA. A true story from Pennsylvania, it is a compelling tale of faith and redemption. Cindy Sanford tells how a chance correspondence with Ken, a prisoner artist, began to change her entrenched ideas about offenders. Her book now adds voice to the work of the USA’s National Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth and will also be of interest to students of restorative justice. In 1999, America’s Most Wanted broadcast details of a notorious crime. Twelve years later Cindy was introduced to Ken, one of the two boys convicted, through his remarkable wildlife art. By then a young man, Ken had spent half his life in prison. Initially wary, Cindy was surprised to find him humble, polite and deeply grateful for her interest. Gradually she and her family were able to look beyond his crime to the person he had become. Despite a hardening of attitudes generally towards offenders in the USA and other parts of the western world, Letters to a Lifer shows why the campaign against LWOP sentences for juveniles is nonetheless gaining momentum.
Author: Noelle K. Zeiner-CarmichaelPublish On: 2013-07-29
If not now, she would have inevitably died in a few years—since she was, after all
, mortal. You ... From your letter I can easily fathom how much your presence
would have helped me, both through your consolation and through your
Author: Noelle K. Zeiner-Carmichael
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
Roman Letters offers a rich selection of original translations of ancient Roman letters spanning from the 1st century BCE to the 2nd century CE. Chronologically arranged and grouped according to author or collection, the letters cover various topics and themes selected from a broad range of authors. A unique single volume text that makes classical letters accessible and readable to undergraduates and the non-specialist reader Presents a wide range of authors and material, with over 200 selected texts Includes selections that illustrate a complete cycle of correspondence, as well as letters written by the same author and covering the same topic/theme but sent to different recipients Letters are arranged chronologically, with letters grouped according to author or collection An accompanying website offers additional, complementary letters Topical index highlights various topics and themes represented by the letters
Author: Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.)Publish On: 1840
This accident , and my introduction , have helped me to a good part of my letter ;
for you must have observed , that even in this overgrown town the winter has not
been productive of events . Good night ! I have two days to wait for a letter that I ...
LORD, I humbly beg for Your forgiveness for anything I've done wrong towards You in the ways of my humanness. ... Let me live on and live the lyfe I've always
written about, in my imagination of words made into picture in your mynd, so I ...
Author: Sandra Leigh Savage
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When author Sandra Leigh Savages husband committed suicide in 1997, she went into isolation for a year. In this memoir, she shares her journey from the grief she experienced to her vision of a great new life. Love Letters, a collection of letters begun in September 2010, provides a snapshot of Savages sorrows, joys, and reflections. Through these vignettes, she says her good-byes, notes her thanks, and provides advice for those who may have experienced the death of a spouse. This collection provides insight into how she survived the death of her husband, came to know and believe in the saving grace of God, and made the decision to stay on this earth to fulfill Gods wishes. Emotional and self-disclosing, Love Letters shares Savages personal message of living each day with no regrets. Through her life events, she expresses how placing your trust in the Lord can guide you through lifes bad moments and help you to full appreciate lifes good moments.
Thanks are due in particular to Professor Damsteegt, who has taken care of the
transcriptions of the letters, and provided ... For this the Royal Society in particular
should be thanked; the members of its staff have helped me in many ways.
Author: Lodewijk C. Palm
Publisher: CRC Press
In volume XVI of The Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 25 letters of Van Leeuwenhoek have been included, all of them written from July 1707 to June 1712. The letters were written to six distinct addressees. The larger part was addressed to the Royal Society in London in general (sixteen letters); and to three of its fellows in particular: John Chamberlayne (280, and 281), who translated the letters of Van Leeuwenhoek for the Royal Society, Hans Sloane (297), and James Petiver (287). Five letters were addressed to Anthonie Heinsius, Grand Pensionary of Holland, who was interested in Van Leeuwenhoek's work until his death in 1720. The correspondence collected in this volume shows the lasting interest evinced by the Royal Society in Van Leeuwenhoek's work. This would change in later years. None of the letters printed here were published in Leeuwenhoek's own time, either in Dutch or in Latin. Fifteen letters to the Royal Society were more or less completely published in an English translation in the Society's Philosophical Transactions. This was also done with two letters to Chamberlayne (280, and 281), and the letter to Petiver (287). The letters to Heinsius, Sloane, and Letter 285 have not been published earlier. Of all letters published here the Dutch texts are now for the first time available in a printed edition. Every volume in the series contains the texts in the original Dutch and an English translation. The great range of subjects studied by Van Leeuwenhoek is reflected in these letters: instruments to measure water; pulmonary diseases; experiments relating to the solution of gold and silver; salt crystals and grains of sand; botanical work, such as duckweed and germination of orange pips; descriptions on protozoa; blood; spermatozoa; and health and hygiene, for example and harmfulness of tea and coffee and the benefits of cleaning teeth.
Over a decade later, lobotomy and Walter Freeman had become, to use
Freeman's own words, a “magnificent obsession.” While never achieving my
original goal of exposing Freeman's lies, this work has helped me understand the
fluidity of ...
Author: Mical Raz
Publisher: University Rochester Press
Drawing from original correspondence penned by lobotomy patients and their families as well as from the professional papers of lobotomy pioneer and neurologist Walter Freeman, The Lobotomy Letters/ gives an account of the widespread acceptance of this controversial procedure.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS First, I have to give honor and glory to God for his
unconditional love and always carrying me ... you, thank you and thank you againyou have been AMAZING- you have been an encouragement and have helped me ...
Author: Tiffany Forrester
"Open Letter" takes you through self-discovery, self-acceptance and learning to submit to love without losing yourself in the process. It is a poetry book that is meant to encourage and inspire. It is a collection of "love letters" that will take you through a roller coaster of emotions. At one moment you may laugh, the next you may be grabbing for a tissue. "Open Letter" is book that all can relate to because essentially, it's about love.
Author: Alexis de TocquevillePublish On: 1985-01-01
To Sophie Swetchine Tocqueville , January 7 , 1856 It is a very long time ,
Madame , since I have availed myself of the permission that you ... Your letter has helped me to pursue this task and has been of real benefit , for which I thank you .
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Literary Collections
Correspondence by the eminent nineteenth-century French historian documents his polical views, his careers as a writer and politician, and his complex personality
Fortunately, my mother, Teresa Kelleher, kept those letters, which have helped me construct a portrait of my life those many years ago. November 11, 1967 Dear
Mother, Dad, and family, Our Public Health Office, Dr. Hore, invited Sylvia and me
Author: Mary Jo Clark
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Political Science
The Other Side of the World: Vision and Reality embraces and celebrates the experiences of idealistic, young Peace Corps volunteers as they confronted the ancient and enigmatic civilization of India four decades ago. Prompted by memories and emotions tapped during a gathering on the 40-year reunion of their return to the States, members of India 44 A&B provide reflections that are honest, compelling, insightful, riotous, humbling, and yet redemptive. These reflections give expression to feelings long repressed and, at the same time, uncover the mysterious ways in which their service in remote India transformed and redirected the trajectory of their lives. Their stories provide a humorous and deeply moving description of village life, where imperfect language skills and limited technical capabilities interacted with good intentions and stubborn dedication to produce embarrassment on the one hand, and the occasional minor miracle on the other. This is not a feel-good testimony to the Peace Corps on its golden anniversary.Rather, it is a sobering depiction of the lives of volunteers living in one of the Peace Corps' most demanding site countries, where frustrations and challenges were found in abundance. Yet at the end of the day, these stories generally attest to the wisdom of the Peace Corps concept, which affirms the powers of volunteerism and the giving of self. For many, it was the first time these volunteers had articulated their feelings since leaving India. Mary Jo Clark, Thomas Corbett, Michael Simonds and Haywood Turrentine compiled the book. Respectively, the authors reside in San Diego, California, Madison, Wisconsin, the greater Hartford area, and Birmingham, Alabama. http: //sbpra.com/HaywoodTurrentin
And in the end, when all elsehadfailed, I travelled down to this southern coast,
whose beneficial effects have helped me inthe past. ButI'mstill not well again,
writing is difficult, and so you musttake thesefew lines asif there were more
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Category: Literary Collections
The ten letters collected here are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of our century. Written when Rainer Maria Rilke was himself still a young man with most of his greatest work before him, they are addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his work, asking for advice about becoming a writer. The two never met, but over a period of several years Rilke wrote him these ten letters, which have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers for what Stephen Mitchell calls the "vibrant and deeply felt experience of life" that informs them.
I am badly missing all of you . Give my regards to father and mother and tell both
of them not to worry . After all , all the good things of life which they have taught me , have helped me develop confidence in me . Truly speaking I really miss you
Mrs Behan has throughout generously helped me with encouragement ,
information and forbearance . Mrs Rae Jeffs ( now Mrs Peter A. Sebley ) had the
foresight to save Brendan's correspondence in Hutchinson's files and she
willingly made ...
Author: Brendan Behan
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Annotation A thoroughly annotated collection of those letters by controversial Irish playwright Behan (1923-64) that have come to light so far. Also includes some unpublished poems and early writings, and letters to the editor that were rejected. Acidic paper. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.