The Ghost Studies

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The Ghost Studies by Brandon Massullo
Abdullah Saeed, “Interpreting the Qur’an: Towards a Contemporary Approach”
Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation by John Welwood
Church on the Couch: Does the Church Need Therapy? by Elaine Martens Hamilton
The Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins edited by Jane Cartwright

The Ghost Studies by Brandon Massullo

English | October 23rd, 2017 | ASIN: B072K6J41Z, ISBN: 1632651211 | 193 pages | EPUB | 0.93 MB

You’ve just laid down for the night when suddenly doors slam and the curtains shift. The lights begin to flicker and a white mist forms in front of you. You shut your eyes and keep muttering, “ghosts aren’t real.” But then you open your eyes and realize that “harmless” mist has shifted into the form of a man, staring intensely at you, as he floats above your bed.
What causes ghostly experiences?
Are ghosts real?
Why do certain people report numerous ghostly encounters and others none?
For centuries these questions have intrigued, puzzled, and bedeviled science, skeptics, and even believers. Based on cutting-edge research and new theories, The Ghost Studies provides insight into some of life’s greatest mysteries.
• This fascinating book is far more than a compilation of ghost stories. The Ghost Studies provides scientific explanations for paranormal occurrences, including:
• New and exciting scientific theories that explain apparitions, hauntings, and communications from the dead.
• The latest research on the role of energy and electricity in hauntings.
• The role that emotions, bioenergetics, and the environment play in supernatural phenomena.
• New research into why some individuals are more prone to ghostly encounters.

Abdullah Saeed, “Interpreting the Qur’an: Towards a Contemporary Approach”

2005 | pages: 206 | ISBN: 0415365384 | PDF | 1,3 mb

How is the Qur’an – central to all Muslim societies – to be understood today in order to meet the needs of these societies? Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, explores the interpretation of the ethico-legal content of the Qur’an, whilst taking into consideration the changing nature of the modern world.
Saeed explores the current debates surrounding the interpretation of the Qur’an, and their impact on contemporary understanding of this sacred text. Discussing the text’s relevance to modern issues without compromising the overall framework of the Qur’an and its core beliefs and practices, he proposes a fresh approach, which takes into account the historical and contemporary contexts of interpretation.
Inspiring healthy debate, this book is essential reading for students and scholars seeking a contemporary approach to the interpretation of the Qur’anic text.

Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation by John Welwood

English | May 2, 2000 | ISBN: 1570625409, 1570628238 | EPUB | 330 pages | 0.3 MB

How can we connect the spiritual realizations of Buddhism with the psychological insights of the West? In Toward a Psychology of Awakening John Welwood addresses this question with comprehensiveness and depth. Along the way he shows how meditative awareness can help us develop more dynamic and vital relationships and how psychotherapy can help us embody spiritual realization more fully in everyday life. Welwood’s psychology of awakening brings together the three major dimensions of human experience: personal, interpersonal, and suprapersonal, in one overall framework of understanding and practice.

Church on the Couch: Does the Church Need Therapy? by Elaine Martens Hamilton

English | May 26th, 2009 | ASIN: B002AKPG2A, ISBN: 0310283914 | 176 pages | EPUB | 1.77 MB

Though most church leaders crave authenticity in their congregations, most also know it is an elusive goal. People by nature are self-protective. And although the gospel message that we are all sinners saved by grace ought to make people more real, the truth is many of our churches are plagued by fakeness.
This inauthenticity hinders spiritual and emotional health and maturity. So what’s a church leader to do?The key, says Elaine Hamilton, is to go beyond talking about doing things differently. We have to act and live differently. It begins with leaders; the people will follow. We need to tell the truth about who we really are, and then provide forums for others to do the same. Church on the Couch helps you take practical steps toward changing the culture of your church. As the masks come off, the healing and growth will begin.

The Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins edited by Jane Cartwright

English | August 15, 2016 | ISBN: 1783168676 | EPUB | 336 pages | 27.5 MB

The cult of St. Ursula and the 11,000 virgins was one of the most popular and relic-rich of all saints’ cults in the medieval period. In this volume, Jane Cartwright provides an interdisciplinary collection of essays that explore the medieval art and texts that were instrumental in the wide transmission of the legend of St. Ursula.
he Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins will appeal to art historians, as it details the origins of the popular symbols that appear in artistic depictions of St. Ursula and her martyred companions. The book will also be of great interest to students of medieval literature, history, gender studies, religious studies, and the history of music.