World Is a Waiting Lover: Desire and the Quest for the Beloved [NOOK Book]

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Through a profound personal encounter, Trebbe Johnson discovered that longing and desire are often linked to something greater than human relationships, and that following that longing, which she calls the Beloved, can lead to a more compassionate - and passionate - engagement with the world. This book weaves a modern myth about the different guises (and occasional disguises) of the Beloved and the obstacles, mirages, enchantments, and treasures encountered on the search for its embrace and the human yearning to ...
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World Is a Waiting Lover: Desire and the Quest for the Beloved

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Overview

Through a profound personal encounter, Trebbe Johnson discovered that longing and desire are often linked to something greater than human relationships, and that following that longing, which she calls the Beloved, can lead to a more compassionate - and passionate - engagement with the world. This book weaves a modern myth about the different guises (and occasional disguises) of the Beloved and the obstacles, mirages, enchantments, and treasures encountered on the search for its embrace and the human yearning to live with fearless authenticity. The World Is a Waiting Lover offers an invitation for our time, showing us how to bring passion and meaning to our work, our relationships, and our view of the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577318125
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 434 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Prologue: The Embrace of the God xv
1 The Leap of the Flame: The Soul's Longing to Thrive 1
2 Desire, or the Fall: The Delicious Madness of Tumbling into Love 15
3 The Love Wolf: Unrequited Love and Its Traps 29
4 Truths and Consequence: Finding Meaning in Love's Abyss 37
5 Soulful Yearning: The Deep Desire for a Higher Lovemaking 47
6 The Beloved: The Quest for the Soul Partner 65
7 Escorts to the Beloved: Human Lovers Who Break Our Heart and Lead Us to the Divine 101
8 Seized by the Rapture Bird: Allurement-How the Beloved Beguiles Us 135
9 Beauty Tips from Myrna Loy: The Shadow, the Critic, and Other Obstacles to the Beloved 155
10 Courtship of the Beloved: The Practice of a Passionate Life 179
11 "Your Fullness Is My Delight": The Ceremony of Sacred Marriage 197
12 How Big Love Can Be: Bringing the Beloved into the World 215
13 The Lover Who Came by Staying Away: Becoming the God Within 241
Acknowledgments 261
Notes 263
Bibliography 277
Index 285
About the Author 297
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2008

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    This book takes you to a place where you have never been A book that you do not want to put down. She helps you realize that the beloved is within you all along!

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