The Hidden Souls of Words: Keys to Transformation Through the Power of Words

The Hidden Souls of Words: Keys to Transformation Through the Power of Words

by Mary Cox Garner
     
 

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The words we use every day have an astounding impact on our world. They are the basic building blocks of history, culture and simple conversation. They are the symbols that convey our thoughts, feelings and intentions. And each and every word has layers of meaning and nuance, acquired over centuries of human development, growth and migration, which comprise that

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The words we use every day have an astounding impact on our world. They are the basic building blocks of history, culture and simple conversation. They are the symbols that convey our thoughts, feelings and intentions. And each and every word has layers of meaning and nuance, acquired over centuries of human development, growth and migration, which comprise that word’s "soul." The Hidden Souls of Words explores a new frontier by revealing the hidden wisdom found in the ancient souls of words. In the process, author Mary Cox Garner illustrates the fascinating histories behind each word and shows how words are symbols of divine wisdom meant to link us with God and one another, transcending all ideologies. Renowned author and lecturer Deepak Chopra described this book as "open(ing) the window in the soul in order to awaken the dormant and hidden potential in all of us."

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Library Journal
Armed with impressive blurbs from the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Marianne Williamson, Garner's book is an intriguing hybrid of established types, the guided meditation and word lover's list. Under broad headings such as "Enlightenment" and "Healing," Garner assembles groups of words (e.g., photograph, Easter, and wealth) and for each supplies a simple explanation of its linguistic origin, several provocative or stimulating quotations, and a series of meditative questions. This is etymology lite, to be sure, but Garner's avenue of entry into meditation is distinctive, and the quotations that she has selected are always apt and often surprising. Highly recommended. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590790595
Publisher:
SelectBooks, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Garner has pursued many avenues of study, including theological studies, clinical psychology, and international law. Diverse interests and the desire to be of service have led, among other pursuits, to human rights advocacy, counseling, disarmament negotiating, and global efforts of interfaith cooperation. In 1995, Mary established HOPE, INC., which addresses both the material and spiritual needs of children.

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