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

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In The Hidden Souls of Words, author Mary Cox Garner delves into the origins and histories of everyday words to expose the meanings and implications hidden in their souls. In the process, she not only illustrates the fascinating hidden histories behind each word, but also shows us how people everywhere can have more peaceful and purposeful communication, more harmonious and meaningful relationships by truly knowing the meanings of the words we use.After reading The Hidden Souls of Words, you will never again be ...
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Overview

In The Hidden Souls of Words, author Mary Cox Garner delves into the origins and histories of everyday words to expose the meanings and implications hidden in their souls. In the process, she not only illustrates the fascinating hidden histories behind each word, but also shows us how people everywhere can have more peaceful and purposeful communication, more harmonious and meaningful relationships by truly knowing the meanings of the words we use.After reading The Hidden Souls of Words, you will never again be able to speak without a measure of attention and feeling. You will have a better understanding of how our words are powerful symbols that assist us in connecting with God and one another. This, in turn, will help us all to be more responsible in the way we use our words - transforming human relations in the process.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590790595
  • Publisher: Select Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
Part 1 Communication 9
Anger 11
Animals 14
Art 16
Dance 18
Friend 20
Honesty 22
Imagine 24
Joy 26
Kind 28
Listen 30
Myth 32
Photograph 35
Prayer 37
Question 41
Scripture 43
Television 46
Thought 49
Word 53
Write 56
Part 2 Enlightenment 59
Competition 61
Connection 64
Create 67
Education 69
Enthusiasm 71
Fly 73
Freedom 75
Human 79
Illusion 81
Isolation 83
Light 86
Love 89
Mind 92
Mystery 95
Mystical 98
Peace 100
Perfection 102
Play 104
Priest 106
Religion 108
Soul 111
Part 3 Healing 113
Balance 115
Die/Death 117
Ego 120
Evil 122
Fear 125
Food 128
Force 131
Forgiveness 134
Gratitude 136
Health 139
Humor 142
Paradox 144
Shadow 146
Simplicity 148
Suffering 150
Surrender 153
Wait 155
Wealth 157
Part 4 Transformation 159
Addiction 161
Angels 164
Change 166
Compassion 168
Cooperation 171
Courage 173
Crisis 175
Dream 177
Easter 179
Energy 181
Flower 183
Heaven 185
Humility/Power 187
Judgment 189
Now 192
Old 194
One 196
Space 198
Spirituality/Politics 200
Time 203
Afterword 207
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2005

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

    Everyone is talking about this one. I must agree that this is a good solid read that will help guide us to a more positive life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2005

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

    They had it all wrong when I was a kid. We used to say, 'sticks and stones will break our bones but names will never hurt me'. Naw, man. Words can either lift us up or bring us down. Speaking positive affirmations is the way to inner peace, people. This book backs this up.

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