Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals
Author: Mason Currey
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-24
ISBN: 1447241835
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Rituals Book Excerpt:

'Utterly fascinating' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times Benjamin Franklin took daily naked air baths and Toulouse-Lautrec painted in brothels. Edith Sitwell worked in bed, and George Gershwin composed at the piano in pyjamas. Freud worked sixteen hours a day, but Gertrude Stein could never write for more than thirty minutes, and F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in gin-fuelled bursts - he believed alcohol was essential to his creative process. From Marx to Murakami and Beethoven to Bacon, Daily Rituals by Mason Currey presents the working routines of more than a hundred and sixty of the greatest philosophers, writers, composers and artists ever to have lived. Whether by amphetamines or alcohol, headstand or boxing, these people made time and got to work. Featuring photographs of writers and artists at work, and filled with fascinating insights on the mechanics of genius and entertaining stories of the personalities behind it, Daily Rituals is irresistibly addictive, and utterly inspiring.

Daily Rituals Women at Work

Daily Rituals  Women at Work
Author: Mason Currey
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN: 1524732966
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Rituals Women at Work Book Excerpt:

More of Mason Currey's irresistible Daily Rituals, this time exploring the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists--painters, composers, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers, and performers. We see how these brilliant minds get to work, the choices they have to make: rebuffing convention, stealing (or secreting away) time from the pull of husbands, wives, children, obligations, in order to create their creations. From those who are the masters of their craft (Eudora Welty, Lynn Fontanne, Penelope Fitzgerald, Marie Curie) to those who were recognized in a burst of acclaim (Lorraine Hansberry, Zadie Smith) . . . from Clara Schumann and Shirley Jackson, carving out small amounts of time from family life, to Isadora Duncan and Agnes Martin, rejecting the demands of domesticity, Currey shows us the large and small (and abiding) choices these women made--and continue to make--for their art: Isak Dinesen, "I promised the Devil my soul, and in return he promised me that everything I was going to experience would be turned into tales," Dinesen subsisting on oysters and Champagne but also amphetamines, which gave her the overdrive she required . . . And the rituals (daily and otherwise) that guide these artists: Isabel Allende starting a new book only on January 8th . . . Hilary Mantel taking a shower to combat writers' block ("I am the cleanest person I know") . . . Tallulah Bankhead coping with her three phobias (hating to go to bed, hating to get up, and hating to be alone), which, could she "mute them," would make her life "as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water" . . . Lillian Hellman chain-smoking three packs of cigarettes and drinking twenty cups of coffee a day--and, after milking the cow and cleaning the barn, writing out of "elation, depression, hope" ("That is the exact order. Hope sets in toward nightfall. That's when you tell yourself that you're going to be better the next time, so help you God.") . . . Diane Arbus, doing what "gnaws at" her . . . Colette, locked in her writing room by her first husband, Henry Gauthier-Villars (nom de plume: Willy) and not being "let out" until completing her daily quota (she wrote five pages a day and threw away the fifth). Colette later said, "A prison is one of the best workshops" . . . Jessye Norman disdaining routines or rituals of any kind, seeing them as "a crutch" . . . and Octavia Butler writing every day no matter what ("screw inspiration"). Germaine de Staël . . . Elizabeth Barrett Browning . . . George Eliot . . . Edith Wharton . . . Virginia Woolf . . . Edna Ferber . . . Doris Lessing . . . Pina Bausch . . . Frida Kahlo . . . Marguerite Duras . . . Helen Frankenthaler . . . Patti Smith, and 131 more--on their daily routines, superstitions, fears, eating (and drinking) habits, and other finely (and not so finely) calibrated rituals that help summon up willpower and self-discipline, keeping themselves afloat with optimism and fight, as they create (and avoid creating) their creations.

Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals
Author: Mason Currey
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN: 0307962377
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Rituals Book Excerpt:

Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers.” Kafka is one of 161 inspired—and inspiring—minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his “male configurations”. . . Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day . . . Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced “every pleasure imaginable.” Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books . . . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . . George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers . . . Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to “clear the brain”).

Morning Rituals

Morning Rituals
Author: Leslie Koren
Publsiher: Artisan Books
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2021-12-21
ISBN: 164829118X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morning Rituals Book Excerpt:

Who doesn’t wish they hopped out of bed each feeling energized and ready to tackle whatever challenges lie ahead? In Morning Rituals, author Leslie Koren is here to help, with practices that will have readers kicking their day off right! This tidy volume offers dozens of invigorating, empowering exercises for the body and spirit: Set an intention for the day. Drink a glass of lemon water. Write morning pages. Do a set of push-ups, or a series of energizing yoga poses. Pull a tarot card. Take a moment to be still, over a cup of tea or a book of poetry. Whatever rituals speak to you, do them with intention and do them regularly, and you’ll find that your morning sets the tone for a brighter, calmer, more productive day. Each prompt includes straightforward instructions as well as ways to personalize and improvise the idea. This beautifully photographed book will make for a thoughtful, loving gift—perfect for Mom, a recent graduate, or someone in need of a pick-me-up, or as a way to treat yourself.

Daily Lives and Daily Routines in the Long Eighteenth Century

Daily Lives and Daily Routines in the Long Eighteenth Century
Author: Gudrun Andersson,Jon Stobart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-08-13
ISBN: 100042572X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Lives and Daily Routines in the Long Eighteenth Century Book Excerpt:

This book explores the ways in which the lives and routines of a wide range of people across different parts of Europe and the wider world were structured and played out through everyday practices. It focuses on the detail of individual lives and how these were shaped by spaces and places, by movement and material culture – both the buildings they occupied and the objects they used in their everyday lives. Drawing on original research by a range of established and emerging scholars, each chapter peers into the lives of people from various social groups as they went about their daily lives, from citizens on the streets to aristocrats at home in their country houses, and from the urban elite at leisure to seamen on board ships bound for the East Indies. For all these people, daily routines were important in structuring their lives, giving them a rhythm that was knowable and meaningful in its temporal regularity, be that daily, weekly, or seasonal. So too were their everyday encounters and relationships with other people, within and beyond the home; these shaped their practices, movements, and identities and thus served to mould society in a broader sense.

Rituals for Our Times

Rituals for Our Times
Author: Evan Imber-Black,Janine Roberts
Publsiher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1998-02-01
ISBN: 1461630541
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rituals for Our Times Book Excerpt:

All human cultures across time have created rituals, bringing family members together to celebrate, welcome, honor, or mourn. While contemporary rituals still exist to serve these important functions, we often perform them automatically, without considering their vital roles in our lives. Many individuals feel alienated from the rituals of their childhoods, while others are struggling to create satisfying new traditions that reflect their own present needs and circumstances. Authors Evan Imber-Black and Janine Roberts show how we can learn to tap the power of rituals to mark transitions, express important values, heal the past, and deepen relationships. Each chapter looks at the special issues and possibilities for nuclear, extended, single-parent, and remarried families, as well as for single adults and couples. The authors also pay particular attention to how changing gender roles are reflected in our rituals, and how revitalized traditions can actually alter the course of intimate relationships. Filled with first-person stories and practical examples, this book will help all readers enhance the meaning of traditions old and new, reinforcing and celebrating life's many milestones and ties.

Morning Rituals for Health and Longevity

Morning Rituals for Health and Longevity
Author: Dueep Jyot Singh,John Davidson
Publsiher: Mendon Cottage Books
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2019-03-17
ISBN: 046312958X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morning Rituals for Health and Longevity Book Excerpt:

Table of Contents Morning Rituals for Health and Longevity Table of Contents Introduction The Power Of Water Waking Up Ritual A Time to Work and a Time to Rest… Stretching Exercises Prayers and Chants The Power Of Meditation. The Food We Eat… Necessary essential foods in Regular Diet Butter and yogurt Whole eggs Wheat germ And Wheatgrass Potatoes Going Bananas Red gold – saffron Harnessing The Power Of The Universe Silence Is Golden; The Sound Of Silence Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction I was talking to a friend of mine about ancient rituals, which have been practiced for ages , for generations and which have now been integrated into a normal part of their daily routine and lifestyles. She asked me if I had found any similarity in the rituals which had been practiced, in different places all over the world or possibly any differences. When I began to analyze and think of all the rituals and the practices which one did, early in the morning in many places all over the world, I was surprised to see a large number of similarities which had been passed down from generation to generation. They were not region specific. They were also not religion specific. However they had a number of things in common, and that is why this book was going to tell you all about these practices which are followed all over the world. Along with this you may find some controversial statements and practices given in this book, upon the reading of which you are going to say, ‘no, I never heard of this, because on the internet something else is written about drinking 8 glasses of water per day and that is what the doctor suggested and all that jazz. I really cannot believe that you are telling me to reduce my water intake… You crazy or something? The craziness? That ain’t necessarily so. There is a particular scientific reason behind every single ritual, which was done in ancient times.

Roles and Rituals for Hindu Women

Roles and Rituals for Hindu Women
Author: Julia Leslie
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages: 267
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9788120810365
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roles and Rituals for Hindu Women Book Excerpt:

The considerable interest currently being expressed in women and religion has thrown down an important challenge; the need to see women not merely as the passive victims of an oppressive ideology but also perhaps primarily as the active agents of their own positive constructs. This book therefore aims to fill a notable gap in the literature. Twelve contributors study the role of women in Hindu religion by examining textual studies of the part played by women in a variety of religion rituals, both past and present, by exploring the socio-religious context of their various communites; and by using specialist material to draw on cross-cultural conclusions.

Women Feminism and Family Therapy

Women  Feminism and Family Therapy
Author: Lois Braverman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN: 1317773837
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Feminism and Family Therapy Book Excerpt:

Women, Feminism and Family Therapy encourages sensitivity to feminist perspectives and challenges many traditional notions held by therapists, clients, and society. One of the few guides that takes into account feminist ideals and the changing status of women in society, this provocative new book explores a feminist approach to theory, clinical applications, training, and supervision in family therapy. Topics in this exciting and though-provoking book include women in alcoholic families, women and abuse in the family context, lesbian daughters and mothers, and women and eating disorders. Editor Lois Braverman and the other expert contributors are practicing psychotherapists who have struggled with the problems of integrating a feminist perspective with the practice of family therapy. Their discussions--both theoretical and practical in scope--provide professionals with actual treament interventions, as well as a frank discussion of theoretical dilemmas.

Wiccan Feasts Celebrations and Rituals

Wiccan Feasts  Celebrations  and Rituals
Author: Silja
Publsiher: Ryland Peters & Small
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN: 1800650787
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wiccan Feasts Celebrations and Rituals Book Excerpt:

The Wiccan calendar is marked by significant festivals, called sabbats. The most famous is Halloween, also known as Samhain, but you will be familiar with others, too, such as the Summer and Winter Solstices. Wiccans celebrate these sabbats with rituals, crafts, and food and drink, and in this book, Silja reveals how you can bring some of that magic into your life, even if working as a solitary witch. She also details other special days throughout the year, such as August 23, the Roman festival of Vulcanalia, which is celebrated with bonfires. Discover, too, how Wiccans celebrate personal rites of passage, such as the naming of a baby and a couple committing to each other in a Wiccan wedding, known as a handfasting. Finally, Silja explains how to write your own daily, weekly, or monthly rituals to bring you peace and happiness. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this is your essential guide to all your Wiccan celebrations.

Rituals of the Soul

Rituals of the Soul
Author: Kori Hahn
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN: 160868752X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rituals of the Soul Book Excerpt:

Prepare for a Great Adventure: Your Daily Life Kori Hahn has always done life her way — living off the grid as a young woman in Alaska; studying with spiritual teachers and soul guides in Mexico, Sri Lanka, and Morocco; surfing around the world. Yet her primary, perennial quest has been an inner one. To that end, she evolved the practices she shares in this book, simple daily steps grounded in sacred yogic texts that will help you live your life your way, with maximum meaning and joy. Timeless principles of awareness, intuition, self-knowledge, and manifestation become contemporary practices incorporating visualization, breath work, journaling affirmations, and meditation. These habits of being grow the soul, enable our bravest and best selves, and, as Hahn shows, can take you wherever you most want to be.

Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America

Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America
Author: Jane Iwamura,Paul Spickard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN: 1136712739
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America Book Excerpt:

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Chronicles and the Priestly Literature of the Hebrew Bible

Chronicles and the Priestly Literature of the Hebrew Bible
Author: Jaeyoung Jeon,Louis C. Jonker
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2021-11-08
ISBN: 3110707047
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronicles and the Priestly Literature of the Hebrew Bible Book Excerpt:

The study of the Books of Chronicles has focused in the past mainly on its literary relationship to Historical Books such as Samuel and Kings. Less attention was payed to its possible relationships to the priestly literature. Against this backdrop, this volume aims to examine the literary and socio-historical relationship between the Books of Chronicles and the priestly literature (in the Pentateuch and in Ezekiel). Since Chronicles and Pentateuch (and also Ezekiel) studies have been regarded as separate fields of study, we invited experts from both fields in order to open a space for fruitful discussions with each other. The contributions deal with connections and interactions between specific texts, ideas, and socio-historical contexts of the literary works, as well as with broad observations of the relationship between them.

Couples on the Fault Line

Couples on the Fault Line
Author: Peggy Papp
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2001-07-15
ISBN: 9781572307056
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Couples on the Fault Line Book Excerpt:

Edited by a renowned family therapist, this book brings together prominent marital and family therapists to explore the new challenges and opportunities facing couples and the clinicians who work with them. The volume presents a range of approaches to helping couples reconsider and reorder their life priorities around parenting, marriage, and other stages of life.

Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual

Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual
Author: Katherine Eaton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN: 1135054894
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual Book Excerpt:

Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the estate belonged, and much of the ritual in temples was devoted to offering a representative sample of goods to the gods. After ritual performances, produce was paid as wages to priests and temple staff and presented as offerings to private mortuary establishments. This redistribution became a daily ritual in which many basic necessities of life for elite Egyptians were produced. This book evaluates the influence of common temple rituals not only on the day to day lives of ancient Egyptians, but also on their special events, economics, and politics. Author Katherine Eaton argues that a study of these daily rites ought to be the first step in analyzing the structure of more complex societal processes.

Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism

Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism
Author: Sarit Kattan Gribetz
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2022-07-26
ISBN: 0691242097
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism Book Excerpt:

How the rabbis of late antiquity used time to define the boundaries of Jewish identity The rabbinic corpus begins with a question–“when?”—and is brimming with discussions about time and the relationship between people, God, and the hour. Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism explores the rhythms of time that animated the rabbinic world of late antiquity, revealing how rabbis conceptualized time as a way of constructing difference between themselves and imperial Rome, Jews and Christians, men and women, and human and divine. In each chapter, Sarit Kattan Gribetz explores a unique aspect of rabbinic discourse on time. She shows how the ancient rabbinic texts artfully subvert Roman imperialism by offering "rabbinic time" as an alternative to "Roman time." She examines rabbinic discourse about the Sabbath, demonstrating how the weekly day of rest marked "Jewish time" from "Christian time." Gribetz looks at gendered daily rituals, showing how rabbis created "men's time" and "women's time" by mandating certain rituals for men and others for women. She delves into rabbinic writings that reflect on how God spends time and how God's use of time relates to human beings, merging "divine time" with "human time." Finally, she traces the legacies of rabbinic constructions of time in the medieval and modern periods. Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism sheds new light on the central role that time played in the construction of Jewish identity, subjectivity, and theology during this transformative period in the history of Judaism.

Every Day I Write the Book

Every Day I Write the Book
Author: Amitava Kumar
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-03-13
ISBN: 1478007192
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Day I Write the Book Book Excerpt:

Amitava Kumar's Every Day I Write the Book is for academic writers what Annie Dillard's The Writing Life and Stephen King's On Writing are for creative writers. Alongside Kumar's interviews with an array of scholars whose distinct writing offers inspiring examples for students and academics alike, the book's pages are full of practical advice about everything from how to write criticism to making use of a kitchen timer. Communication, engagement, honesty: these are the aims and sources of good writing. Storytelling, attention to organization, solid work habits: these are its tools. Kumar's own voice is present in his essays about the writing process and in his perceptive and witty observations on the academic world. A writing manual as well as a manifesto, Every Day I Write the Book will interest and guide aspiring writers everywhere.

Strengthening Family Coping Resources

Strengthening Family Coping Resources
Author: Laurel Kiser
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2015-01-14
ISBN: 1317860039
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strengthening Family Coping Resources Book Excerpt:

Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) uses a skill-building, multi-family group framework to teach constructive resources to families who have a high exposure to stress and trauma. As an intervention for high-risk families, SFCR can cause a reduction in symptoms of traumatic distress and behavior problems and help families demonstrate higher functioning. The SFCR manual is based on a systemic, family approach and uses empirically-supported trauma treatment that focuses on family ritual, storytelling, and narration, which improves communication and understanding within family members. The manual is organized into three accessible parts: • Part 1 details the theoretical and empirical foundations of SFCR • Part 2 focuses on implementation and the clinical guidelines for conducting SFCR • Part 3 contains session guidelines focused on the multi-family group versions of SFCR Each session included in the intervention is structured according to specific guidelines, and instructions provide examples of what facilitators might say to a group. Formed through the input of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and anthropologists, Strengthening Family Coping Resources will help you reduce the symptoms of traumatic stress disorders and increase coping resources in children, adult caregivers, and the family system. It also provides a novel approach to addressing co-occurring traumatic reactions in multiple family members by including developmentally appropriate skill-building activities that are reinforced with family practice. For anyone working with families in a therapeutic capacity, this manual is a must-have resource.

Hermetic Qabala A Course in Personal Transformation and Self Empowerment

Hermetic Qabala  A Course in Personal Transformation and Self Empowerment
Author: Rev. Jeff Rhoades
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1105783316
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hermetic Qabala A Course in Personal Transformation and Self Empowerment Book Excerpt:

Contemporary Hinduism

Contemporary Hinduism
Author: P. Pratap Kumar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN: 1317546350
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Hinduism Book Excerpt:

Most overviews of Hindu belief and practice follow a history from the ancient Vedas to today. Such approaches privilege Brahmanical traditions and create a sense of Hinduism as a homogenous system and culture, and one which is largely unchanging and based solely on sacred texts. In reality, modern Hindu faith and culture present an extraordinary range of dynamic beliefs and practices. 'Contemporary Hinduism' aims to capture the full breadth of the Hindu worldview as practised today, both in the sub-continent and the diaspora. Global and regional faith, ritualised and everyday practice, Brahmanical and non-Brahmanical belief, and ascetic and devotional traditions are all discussed. Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with detailed case material and images, whilst key terms are highlighted and explained in a glossary. 'Contemporary Hinduism' presents students with a lively and engaging survey of Hinduism, offering an introduction to the oldest and one of the most complex of world religions.