Anna Voigt;Nevill Drury
Release Date: 01 July 2003
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Providing comfort and spiritual guidance in these troubled times, the authors choose reflections from Jesus, Buddha, Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., among many others, to guide us forward.
The Dalai Lama has observed that our wars and battles are really conflicts within ourselves. Before we can hope to bring peace to the world, we must learn to transform ourselves and search for the deepest wisdom within each of us. In this time of major national and international conflicts, relentless threat of war and terrorist attacks, A Way Forward offers an inspiring collection of wisdom from around the world and throughout time to provide comfort and spiritual guidance in uncertain times.Each page of A Way Forward offers words of comfort and insight and calls to action from the most influential peace-keepers of all time. Jesus, Buddha, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Ghandi, and Martin Luther King, Jr, among many others.
The search for love and personal meaning
The quest for personal strength and courage
The ongoing struggle against evil
The nature of freedom and toleranceLife, death and rebirth
Truth, goodness and our concepts of God
The way forward
This book is a modest contribution towards making the world a better place for us to share.Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.--"Harold Whitman "An inspiring collection of motivation, self-help, and comfort during scary times. "A meaningful, beautifully designed gift for any occasion.
About the Author
Author, publisher and lecturer Nevill Drury is one of Australia's leading writers in the field of esoteric non-fiction, specialising in such subject areas as the Western magical tradition, shamanism and the history of New Age spirituality. He has also written a number of books on contemporary Australian art and holistic health, and has illustrated books for young children. Nevill's books have been released in 25 countries and published in 18 languages.
Nevill's most recent publications in the field of esoteric non-fiction include Sacred Encounters: Shamanism and Magical Journeys of the Spirit (Watkins, London 2003); Magic and Witchcraft: from Shamanism to the Technopagans (Thames & Hudson, London and New York 2003); The New Age: the History of a Movement (Thames & Hudson, London and New York, 2004) and Homage to Pan: the life, art and sex magic of Rosaleen Norton (Creation Books, London 2009). Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic, which Nevill regards as perhaps his most significant book to date - will be published in March 2011 by Oxford University Press, New York.
Born in Hastings, England in 1947, Nevill has lived in Australia since he was nine. He attended Sydney University in the late 1960s and later earned his Master of Arts (honours) degree in anthropology from Macquarie University. He received his PhD from the University of Newcastle in 2008 for a dissertation on the visionary art and magical beliefs of Rosaleen Norton.
Back in the mid-1970s Nevill began what would become a long editorial career in book publishing. He worked for Harper & Row and Doubleday before co-founding Craftsman House in 1981, a company that in due course would become Australia's leading publisher in the field of contemporary visual arts. He remained publishing manager of this company until December 1999 and then worked for a few years as a secondary school teacher. Nevill is now a full-time writer and lecturer, and lives on the NSW south coast
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