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A Book Of Silence

On Silence
Author: Sara Maitland
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1619021420
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A personal and cultural exploration of silence and its value in our lives—“[an] artful book, mixing autobiography, travel writing, meditation, and essay” (Independent, UK). In her late forties, after a noisy upbringing as one of six children and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland found herself living alone in the country and, to her surprise, falling in love with silence. In this fascinating, intelligent, and beautifully written book, Maitland describes how she began to explore this new love, spending periods of silence in the Sinai desert, the Scottish hills, and a remote cottage on the Isle of Skye. Maitland also delves deep into the rich cultural history of silence, exploring its significance in fairy tale and myth, its importance to the Western and Eastern religious traditions, and its use in psychoanalysis and artistic expression. Her story culminates in her building a hermitage on an isolated moor in Galloway. “Her book is probably unique in its subject, and timely, because good, healing silence is becoming hard to find, and we may not know we need it” (Guardian, UK).
Meditations on Silence
Language: en
Pages: 45
Authors: Wendy Beckett
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: DK
Explores the spiritual message about silence contained within nineteen works of art
On Silence
Language: en
Pages: 102
Authors: Ed Pluth, Cindy Zeiher
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-10 - Publisher: Springer Nature
This book promotes a Lacanian approach to silence, arguing that Lacanian psychoanalysis is distinctive for putting a high value on both silence and language. Unlike other disciplines and discourses the authors do not treat silence as a mystical-impossible beyond, at the cost of demoting the value of language and thought. Rather than treating silence with awe and wonder, this book puts silence to work, and it does so in order to deal with the inevitable alienation that comes with becoming speaking-beings. This illuminating book will be of great interest to scholars of Lacan and the psychosocial, as well as more broadly to philosophers and linguists alike.
Notes on Silence
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Cassidy Hall, Patrick Shen
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:
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A Book of Silence
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Sara Maitland
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-01 - Publisher: Catapult
A personal and cultural exploration of silence and its value in our lives—“[an] artful book, mixing autobiography, travel writing, meditation, and essay” (Independent, UK). In her late forties, after a noisy upbringing as one of six children and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland found herself living alone in the country and, to her surprise, falling in love with silence. In this fascinating, intelligent, and beautifully written book, Maitland describes how she began to explore this new love, spending periods of silence in the Sinai desert, the Scottish hills, and a remote cottage on the Isle of Skye. Maitland also delves deep into the rich cultural history of silence, exploring its significance in fairy tale and myth, its importance to the Western and Eastern religious traditions, and its use in psychoanalysis and artistic expression. Her story culminates in her building a hermitage on an isolated moor in Galloway. “Her book is probably unique in its subject, and timely, because good, healing silence is becoming hard to find, and we may not know we need it” (Guardian, UK).
Manifesto for Silence: Confronting the Politics and Culture of Noise
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Stuart Sim
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-05 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This book makes an urgent demand for silence. The ability to think, to reflect, and to create are all highly dependent on regular access to silence. Yet in today's noisy, 24/7 society silence and quiet are under threat. And the business world only makes this worse with cynical marketing strategies abusing the power of noise: ever-diminishing oases of calm are hard to find. Stuart Sim argues that we need more, not less, silence. He explains why silence matters, where it matters--in our environment, in religion, philosophy, the arts, literature and science - and why the human race will suffer if we do not make space for it. The confrontation between the politics of noise and the politics of silence affects all of us profoundly: we cannot stay neutral on this issue.
The Power of Silence
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: Robert Cardinal Sarah, Nicolas Diat
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-08 - Publisher: Ignatius Press
In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart? After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. "Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."
Perspectives on Silence
Language: en
Pages: 251
Authors: Deborah Tannen, Muriel Saville-Troike
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher: Praeger
This book focuses attention on a relatively neglected component of communication-silence-in order to present current research from a number of disciplines and also to stimulate further research on the subject. Silence is often viewed as an out-of-awareness phenomenon against which talk is perceived. By reversing polarities and treating silence as a figure to be examined against talk, we are given a heightened awareness of the universal aspects of human behavior while emphasizing its complex nature as a cultural phenomenon.
On Silence
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: Joseph Dispenza
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-07-01 - Publisher: iUniverse
Here is practical information on the practice of silence and realistic suggestions for making it a part of your life. The book is set out as a thirty-day program, designed to create a habit for practicing silence in your daily living. Most of the book is a journal of your time in silence-an opportunity for you to participate directly in the first-hand experience of this splendid practice. If you will take a first step into this mystical, magical world, you will discover the yet unexplored riches at the heart of your being-and see for yourself how those spiritual treasures will enhance, heal, expand, and enlarge all the many facets of your life.
The Power of Silence
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: Adam Jaworski
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: SAGE
This book provides a theoretical account of a variety of different communicative aspects of silence and explores new ways of studying socially-motivated language. A research overview shows the influence of related work in the fields of media studies, politics, gender studies, aesthetics and literature. The author argues that in theoretically pragmatic terms, silence can be accounted for by the same principles as those of speech. A later, more applied section of the book explores the power of silencing in politics. A concluding chapter shows the importance of silence beyond linguistics and politics in terms of artistic expression. The approach is intentionally eclectic in order to explore the concept of silence as a rich and
A Stain on the Silence
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Andrew Taylor
Categories: Adultery
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:
Past mistakes can be forgotten - but never erased . . .The last person James wants to meet again is Lily. But now she's dying of cancer, and he is wholly unprepared for what she has to tell him. Twenty-four years ago, she gave birth to a daughter - and James is the girl's father.James was just a teenager when he and Lily - stepmother of his best friend Carlo - had their brief affair. Practically part of the family, he would spend his summer holidays at their sprawling house in Chipping Weston, lapping up the breathtaking freedom and excitement. Though perhaps there was too much freedom and too much excitement - because those days came to a terrible end. An end that James has been trying to forget ever since.Yet Lily has one more secret to reveal. Their daughter is now a wanted woman. She's on the run for murder. Soon James is compelled to reach back into the past and discover the other bitter fruits of his and Lily's unfortunate union ...