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Gifts from the Enemy (The humanKIND Project)
Trudy Ludwig

White Cloud Press, 2014

Gifts from the Enemy is the powerful and moving story based on From a Name to a Number: A Holocaust Survivor's Autobiography by Alter Wiener, in which Alter recalls his loss of family at the hands of the Nazis and his internment in five prison camps during World War II. This picture book tells one moving episode during Alter's imprisonment, when an unexpected person demonstrates moral courage in repeated acts of kindness to young Alter during ...
  
  











  



  
Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice — 10th Anniversary Edition
Paul Grilley

White Cloud Press, 2012

The 10th Anniversary Edition of Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice by Paul Grilley brings together in a fresh way the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and Taoism with Hindu yoga practices. With over 80,000 copies sold, Grilley's book has been enhanced with new materials describing the evolution of Yin Yoga within the Yoga world over the last decade plus new reference materials on anatomy and the practice of Yin Yoga. Yoga as practiced in the ...
  
  











  



  
Snowy Tower: Parzival and the Wet Black Branch of Language
Martin Shaw

White Cloud Press, 2014

In Snowy Tower, Dr. Martin Shaw continues his trilogy of works on the relationship between myth, wilderness, and a culture of wildness. In this second book, he gives a telling of the Grail epic Parzival. Claiming it as a great trickster story of medieval Europe, he offers a deft and erudite commentary, with topics ranging from climate change and the soul to the discipline of erotic consciousness, from the hallucination of empire to a ...
  
  











  



  
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga
Bernie Clark

White Cloud Press, 2012

Bernie Clark's The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga provides an in-depth look at the philosophy and practice of Yin Yoga with illustrated sections on how to practice Yin Yoga, including descriptions with photographs of 30 Yin Yoga asanas. All forms of yoga can provide benefits physically, emotionally, and mentally, however Yin Yoga works the deeper levels of the body/heart/mind: the connective tissues of the ligaments, fascia, joints and bones and ...
  
  











  



  
Way of the Winding Path: A Map for the Labyrinth of Life
M.A. Eve Eschner Hogan

White Cloud Press, 2003

We spend lifetimes looking for our spiritual path as if it is something lost that we must find — we seek, rather than see that we are always on a spiritual journey. While we cannot step off the path, we can certainly get lost and disoriented. Way of the Winding Path offers simple, practical steps for experiencing life as a spiritual pilgrimage, and serves as a map guiding you to find your way with ease, grace, and clarity. Through ...
  
  











  



  
The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation
Jay Harman

White Cloud Press, 2013

Why does the bumblebee have better aerodynamics than a 747? What structural design is shared by a tornado and a blood vessel? Since the Industrial Revolution, manufacturers have built things by a process known as “heat, beat, and treat.” They use enormous amounts of energy to heat raw material, shape it with heavy machinery, and maintain its design, strength, and durability with toxic chemicals. Now, in a world of depleted natural resources, ...
  
  











  



  
I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim

White Cloud Press, 2011

Muslim American women are the subject of endless discussions regarding their role in society, their veils as symbols of oppression or of freedom, their identity, their patriotism, their womanhood. Yet the voices and life experiences of Muslim American women themselves are rarely heard in the loud rhetoric surrounding the question of Muslims in America. Finally, in I Speak for Myself, 40 American women under the age of 40, share their ...
  
  











  



  
Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations
MIchael Sells

White Cloud Press, 2007

Approaching the Qur’án is a major event in religious publishing. Professor Michael Sells has captured the complexity, power, and poetry of the early suras of the Qur’án, the sacred scripture of Islam. In this second edition, Sells introduces important new translations of suras and a new preface that addresses the ongoing controversy over teaching about Islam and the Qur’an in American universities. Approaching the Qur’án presents ...
  
  











  



  
The Gospel of Thomas: Wisdom of the Twin
Lynn C. Bauman

White Cloud Press, 2012

The discovery of the Gospel of Thomas has created an immense flurry of curiosity and speculation. Is the text authentic? Are these the true sayings of Jesus? If they are, what does this mean for contemporary faith? In this new edition of Lynn Bauman's unique work, readers are able to read this controversial with the help of Bauman's sensitive introduction to the Gospel of Thomas, his literal-academic translaton, then his fresh translation based ...
  
  











  



  
The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and That Veil Thing
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

White Cloud Press, 2008

Bronze Medal Winner of the Independent Publishers Award 2009 Since 9/11, stories about Muslims and the Islamic world have flooded headlines, politics, and water-cooler conversations all across the country. And, although Americans hear about Islam on a daily basis, there remains no clear explanation of Islam or its people. The Muslim Next Door offers easy-to-understand yet academically sound answers to these questions while also dispelling ...
  
  











  



  
A Branch from the Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth and the Grace of Wildness
Martin Shaw

White Cloud Press, 2011

Martin Shaw's writing rattles the cages of souls. In A Branch from the Lightning Tree, Shaw creates links between the wildness in landscape and language, with myth being the bridge between the two. Shaw uses four great myths from Welsh, Norwegian, Siberian, and Russian territories that explore the process of leaving what is considered safe and predictable and journeying out into wild, uncertain areas of nature and the psyche. Shaw's work ...
  
  











  



  
Bringing Bubbe Home: A Memoir of Letting Go Through Love and Death
Debra Gordon Zaslow

White Cloud Press, 2014

Debra Zaslow was humming along on baby-boomer autopilot, immersed in her life as a professional storyteller, wife of a Rabbi, and mother of two teenagers when she felt compelled to bring her 103-year-old grandmother, Bubbe, who was dying alone in a nursing facility, home to live and die with her family. Zaslow had no idea if she would have the emotional stamina to midwife Bubbe to the other side. Bringing Bubbe Home is the story of their time ...
  
  











  



  
Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank About Faith (I SPEAK FOR MYSELF)

White Cloud Press, 2013

American Christian Women under 40 are being theologically trained in unprecedented numbers, accessing leadership in their communities through both orthodox and unorthodox avenues, and balancing the roles of professional, wife, mother, girlfriend, and friend. With all of the perceived progress, why do they feel like their young voices still aren’t being heard? And if they found the courage to speak, what would they want to say? The latest book ...
  
  











  



  
Five Pillars of Prosperity: Essentials of Faith-Based Wealth Building
M. Yaqub Mirza

White Cloud Press, 2014

Five Pillars of Prosperity: Essentials of Faith-Based Wealth Building by Dr. M. Yaqub Mirza provides readers with a balanced and sensible approach to financial planning and security. The book is unique in that it is written by a leading Muslim financial expert who draws on Islamic teachings while showing how these Islamic values are consistent with Jewish and Christian values. Though the primary audience may be American Muslims, anyone ...
  
  











  



  
The Goddess Sekhmet: Psycho-Spiritual Exercises of the Fifth Way
Ph.D. Robert Masters

White Cloud Press, 2002

Robert Masters presents the wisdom of ancient Egypt through the perspective of contemporary research in psychology and religious studies in his profound study of The Goddess Sekhmet: Psycho-Spiritual Exercises of the Fifth Way. The fifth way refers to the Egyptian theory that humans consist of five bodies: the (most subtle) Spiritual Body (Egyptian: Sahu); and, after that, the increasingly less subtle: Magical Body (Khu); Shadow (Haidit); ...
  
  











  



  
Enduring Love: Inspiring Stories of Love and Wisdom at the End of Life (The humanKIND Project)

White Cloud Press, 2014

As a hospice nurse and photographer, Mary Landberg has the honor to witness and capture in photographs the unwavering expression of love that endures between people living with terminal illness and their loved ones. She has had the privilege of bringing her camera into a most sacred and vulnerable time in peoples lives. The great similarity in the dying process regardless of economic status, age, or any cause or place of death is the way ...
  
  











  



  
The Green Sea of Heaven: Fifty Ghazals from the Diwan of Hafiz (Library of Persian : Text and Contexts in ...
Elizabeth T. Gray

White Cloud Press, 1995

Hafiz is the preeminent poet of Persian Sufism and one of the great poets of world literature. The Green Sea of Heaven is regarded as the finest English translation of his poetry. Elizabeth Gray’s translations are informed by her thorough knowledge of Persian and the Persian poetic tradition. (Many recent books attributed to Hafiz have been produced by persons who do not know Persian at all!) This bilingual edition also includes two ...
  
  











  



  
RUMI - 53 Secrets from the Tavern of Love: Poems from the Rubiayat of Mevlana Rumi (Islamic Encounter Series)

White Cloud Press, 2014

Rumi's poetry has been published in various English editions since the 19th century. And there has been no shortage of translators. Today, through the translations of Coleman Barks, he is the best-selling poet in the English language. The market for his poems is insatiable. He has a loyal following of English readers and serious devotees. Still, in English, Rumi’s poems have often been rendered into a literal and academic prose that is awkward ...
  
  











  



  
All-American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim (I SPEAK FOR MYSELF)

White Cloud Press, 2012

Follow up work to White Cloud's successful and highly acclaimed May 2011 book I Speak For Myself: American Women on Being Muslim . With this second book in the I Speak For Myself series, American Muslim men speak out on their lives and how their Muslim beliefs play out in private and on the public stage. Contributors include high profile figures in the American Muslim community, representing a new generation that is making a profound impact ...
  
  











  



  
Song of Survival: Women Interned
Helen Colijn

White Cloud Press, 1995

Thrown into the whirlwind of dark forces unleashed with the onset of World War II, a young woman, Helen Colijn, her sisters, and father flee the oncoming Japanese army. Helen Colijn's account of her wartime experiences is a window into a largely overlooked dimension of World War II — the imprisonment of women and children in Southeast Asia by the Japanese and how these prisoners of war responded to their dire circumstances. The conditions were ...
  
  











  








   



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