The Revelation of the Breath: A Tribute to Its Wisdom, Power, and Beauty

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Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.
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Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.
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“…shows us what a profound tool for well-being, healing, and creativity our breath can be when used consciously … this book is highly concentrated—a lot comes through in each short chapter. It is not excessively complex or technical. It speaks to the professional and to the layperson.” — AHP Perspective

“Breathing is taken for granted in today’s busy world, yet it is vital to all sentient beings. The Revelation of the Breath approaches the topic from a variety of perspectives, all of them contributing toward an appreciation of one’s breath not only for survival but for transformation. I suspect that readers of this incredible book will never breathe in quite the same way again.” — Stanley Krippner, coeditor of Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Experience

National Science Teachers Association
Searching for a new way to help your chemistry and physics students understand quantum mechanics? This new book tackles the development of quantum mechanics in an easy-to-understand manner. Science teachers looking to give a new spin on their discussion of these physics principles can rely on this excellent resource.
The book covers every major accomplishment in quantum mechanics over the past 100 years. It starts with the early experiments that tried to determine the nature of light and moves forward, concluding with Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, which finally explained the dual nature of light. The author uses many illustrations to keep the tone of the material light-hearted and user-friendly. They are particularly valuable in helping readers with the mathematics that is essential in all of the major accomplishments discussed throughout the book. Additionally, the book provides interesting stories about the scientists behind these groundbreaking accomplishments; these stories show that science has a history and that all ideas and discoveries are works in progress. Finally, the book provides two detailed indexes that help readers find specific facts to help them review the material.
This could be wonderful resource for a teacher looking for a new way to help their students understand one of the more challenging, yet important, topics in physics and chemistry. The book is written for the individual who is new to ideas that were crucial to our understanding of the essential questions in physics during the past century. Students who were learning about quantum mechanics wrote the book with the guidance of experts in the field. As a result, they present the information in away that allows beginning chemistry and physics students to better understand these challenging concepts.
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Meet the Author

Sharon G. Mijares is a practicing psychologist and teaches at National University and Brandman University. She is the coeditor (with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa) of Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders; editor of Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom: Psychological Healing Practices from the World’s Religious Traditions, and coauthor (with Aliaa Rafea, Rachel Falik, and Jenny Eda Schipper) of The Root of All Evil: An Exposition of Prejudice, Fundamentalism, and Gender Imbalance.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Seyyed Ali Kianfar Shah Nazar Uwaiysi

Introduction

Part I: Eastern Breathing Practices

1. Ancient and Modern Yoga: A Science of Breath, Healing, and Enlightenment
Sharon G. Mijares, Ph.D.

2. Tibetan Buddhism and the Breath
Michael Essex, M.D., and Timothy Laporte, M.A., with Drupon Samten Rinpoche

3. The Breath of the Tao and the Tao of Breathing
Benjamin Tong, Ph.D.

4. Breathing Respect: Breath and the Martial Way of Aikido
Darrell Bluhm, Shihan

Part II: Western Breathing Practices

5. Character Armoring: Walls Between Oneself and the World
Vincentia Schroeter, Ph.D.

6. Birth, Rebirthing and Learning to Breathe
Michael Sky

7. The Healing Potential of Holotropic Breathwork
Stanislav Grof, M.D., and Kylea Taylor, MFT

8. Freediving: Learning Not to Breathe
Orion Garland

9. Buteyko: A Method for Healing with the Breath
Russell and Jennifer Stark

10. Breathexperience: A Somatic Science and Art of Living
Juerg Roffler with Ilse Middendorf

Part III: Middle Eastern Breathing Practices

11. Jewish Mysticism: Kabbalah and the Breath
Sheldon Z. Kramer, Ph.D., and Maura Richman, M.S.

12. The Holy Breath: Breath in the Cosmology and Spiritual Practice of the Aramaic Jesus
Neil Douglas-Klotz, Ph.D.

13. The Divine Vibration in the Breath—A Song of Life
Sonia Gilbert

Part IV: Further Explorations of the Healing Power of the Breath

14. The Natural Breath: A Dialogue between Western Somatic and Eastern Spiritual Approaches to the Body Awareness of Breathing
Neil Douglas-Klotz, Ph.D.

15. Be Wary When You Breathe: Respecting Its Wisdom, Power, and Beauty
Sharon G. Mijares, Ph.D.

16. Children Learning to Breathe: An Education for Our Future
Ken Friedman

17. Breathing for a Better World
Puran Bair

Contributors
Index

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