Illuminata: A Return to Prayer

Illuminata: A Return to Prayer

by Marianne Williamson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573225205
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 43,176
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times Bestsellers. Four of these have been #1, including Illuminata, A Woman's Worth, and the mega best seller A Return to Love, considered a must-read of The New Spirituality.

Table of Contents

A Way In


Part I: Thoughts

1. Renaissance
2. The Luminous Mind
3. Mystical Power

Part II: Prayers

1. Ladders to God
2. Daily Prayers

Daily Renewal: Prayer and Meditation
Morning Prayer
A New Day
Evening Prayers
3. Prayers for the Soul
Prayers for New Life
Prayers for Depression
Prayer for the Higher Self
Clearing Up the Past
Washing Us Clean
Prayer for Faith
Filling the Emptiness
Group Prayer for God's Presence
4. Prayers for the Body
Gratitude for the Body
Prayers for Healing
Prayer for a Partner's Healing
Prayer for a Peaceful Death
Prayer for the Dead
5. Prayers for Relationships
Loved Ones
When We Have Been Betrayed
Prayer Between Friends
When Conflict Happens
Falling in Love
Prayer to Attract Great Love
Prayers for Couples
Fear of Intimacy
Resisting Love
The Mystical Reconnection
Sexual Violation
Obsession and Addiction in Love
Prayer for a Broken Relationship
Prayer for Our Home
Prayer for Our Parents
Prayer for Our Children
Prayer for Myself
6. Prayers for Work and Creativity
Prayer for Achievement
Prayers for Deliverance
Releasing Outcome
Transforming Failure
Prayer for New Beginnings
7. Prayers for the World
The World
The Healing of Nations
Amends to the African-American
Amends to the Native American
Hatred in America
Healing America
Prayer for America
Amends Between Men and Women
Prayer for the Leaders
Prayer of the Healer
Prayer for the Victim of Violence
Prayer for the Perpetrator
Prayer for the Earth
Prayer for the World

Part III: Rites of Passage

1. Ceremonies of Light
2. Blessing of the Newborn
3. Rite of Puberty: The Consecration of Adulthood
4. Ceremony of Marriage
5. Ceremony of the Elder: A Rite of Midlife
6. Ceremony of Divorce
7. Memorial Service

Part IV: Hallelujah


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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've bought this books 2 years ago, and only recently decided to read this one. It was my mistake, because book was very boring and sometimes I thought that author just begin to write about spirituality. I like begginers in this genre, but no Marianne Williamson. Maybe just because I compare this book with a crossing or the drop's history by Anatoliy Obraztsov. Maybe, if I compare Illuminata - A Return to Prayer with another book my review would be different...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this and then didn't really read it to start with. But then I got in a bad place emotionally, and found the perfect prayer to deal with my problem. Now I use the book almost daily. The prayers are written with great love and compassion, and the table of contents breaks them down into subjects/situations.
lenoremore More than 1 year ago
I have owned this book forever and have given many copies as gifts. It is filled with writings and prayers on a wide range of subjects. I highly recommend this book for anyone seeking enlightenment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Need to be encouraged? This volume of prayers, penned by the author, is what you are looking for.
steeljpd More than 1 year ago
......Then buy a copy of Marianne's book Illuminata. Marianne has a special gift for writing some of the most inspiriational material I have ever read. She has a deep sincerity for what she writes because she believes in the need for Love and support from a higher power. The words and prayers contained in this book help give meaning to those who are serious about being guided by the spirit in every aspect of their lives. The information and prayers shared in this book are written for all of us, not just those who have already have a deep prayer life. Come on, read this book. It "IS" worth every word and it will inspire you in one way or another.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book years ago and have found it to be so relative to our contemporary life and the times we live in. I give this book as a gift. It has never failed to bring me and those I have given it to encouragement and guidance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book after going through a great tragedy in my life.  Unbelievably, despite a strict Christian upbringing, I had no clue how to really pray.  So every night in my grief and loneliness, I opened Illuminata and found the perfect prayer, the perfect words to bring me comfort and strength.  It altered my experience from one of despair to one of hope; this simple yet powerful act of surrendering to a higher power through prayer. These are decidedly beautiful words but so much more.  They come from an inspired heart and an illuminated spirit and can guide one out of the darkest night.  It is my most dog-eared, battered book, and my most beloved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is a soul searcher, needs to have this book amongst there collection and/or on their night stand for the moments when pray is needed or just "words" that help one through
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book of prayers and meditations cover various topics that can be used in almost any occasion. It can be used as a daily guide on the path to devotion and enlightenment. It is beautifully written and carefully put together indicating much desire to seek out and find the presence of God.