The Writing of Spirit

Saussure's Dream In Search of the Literal • Neither Flesh nor Spirit • But Rather Writing • Postméditation 3. Verse Origins Through the Letters Wafts the ...

Author: Sarah M. Pourciau

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823275649

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Contemporary thought has been profoundly shaped by the early-twentieth-century turn toward synchronic models of explanation, which analyze phenomena as they appear at a single moment, rather than diachronically as they develop through time. But the relationship between time and system remains unexplained by the standard account of this shift. Through a new history of systematic thinking across the humanities and sciences, The Writing of Spirit argues that nineteenth-century historicism wasn’t simply replaced by a more modern synchronic perspective. The structuralist revolution consisted rather in a turn toward time’s absolutely minimal conditions, and thus also toward a new theory of diachrony. Pourciau arrives at this surprising and powerful conclusion through an analysis of language-scientific theories over the course of two centuries, associated with thinkers from Jacob Grimm and Richard Wagner to the Russian Futurists, in domains as disparate as historical linguistics, phonology, acoustics, opera theory, philosophy, poetics, and psychology. The result is a novel contribution to a pressing contemporary question—namely, what role history should play in the interpretation of the present.

Building Womanist Coalitions

Over the last generation, the womanist idea--and the tradition blooming around it--has emerged as an important response to separatism, domination, and oppression.

Author: Gary Lemons

Publisher: Transformations: Womanist Stud

ISBN: 0252084217

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Over the last generation, the womanist idea--and the tradition blooming around it--has emerged as an important response to separatism, domination, and oppression. Gary L. Lemons gathers a diverse group of writers to discuss their scholarly and personal experiences with the womanist spirit of women of color feminisms. Feminist and womanist-identified educators, students, performers, and poets model the powerful ways that crossing borders of race, gender, class, sexuality, and nation-state affiliation(s) expands one's existence. At the same time, they bear witness to how the self-liberating theory and practice of women of color feminism changes one's life. Throughout, the essayists come together to promote an unwavering vein of activist comradeship capable of building political alliances dedicated to liberty and social justice. Contributors: M. Jacqui Alexander, Dora Arreola, Andrea Assaf, Kendra N. Bryant, Rudolph P. Byrd, Atika Chaudhary, Paul T. Corrigan, Fanni V. Green, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Susan Hoeller, Ylce Irizarry, M. Thandabantu Iverson, Gary L. Lemons, Layli Maparyan, and Erica C. Sutherlin

Flesh and Spirit

Unlike many previous studies of seventeenth-century women’s writing, this anthology considers both their religious and medical contexts, demonstrating the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to studying these works.

Author: Rachel Adcock

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526111005

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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This anthology makes accessible to readers ten little-known and under-studied works by seventeenth-century women (edited from manuscript and print) that explore the relationship between spiritual and physical health in the period. Providing a detailed and engaging introduction to the issues confronted when studying women’s writing from this era, the anthology also examines female interpretations of illness, exploring beliefs that toothache and miscarriage could be God’s punishments, but also, paradoxically, that such terrible suffering could be understood as proof that a believer was eternally beloved. The extracts in the anthology explore how illness was an important part of women’s religious conversion, often confirming religious belief, but also how women could advise others about their physical and spiritual health in manuscript and print. The anthology includes a thorough introduction to the period’s medical and religious beliefs, as well as an introduction to contemporary ideas about women’s physical and spiritual make up. Each of the ten extracts also has its own preface, highlighting relevant contexts and further reading, and is fully annotated.

Salome and the Dance of Writing

It is for this reason, I would argue, that the gallery returns when Hegel discusses history: Nature, the externalized Spirit, is in its existence nothing ...

Author: Françoise Meltzer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226519716

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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How does literature imagine its own powers of representation? Françoise Meltzer attempts to answer this question by looking at how the portrait—the painted portrait, framed—appears in various literary texts. Alien to the verbal system of the text yet mimetic of the gesture of writing, the textual portrait becomes a telling measure of literature's views on itself, on the politics of representation, and on the power of writing. Meltzer's readings of textual portraits—in the Gospel writers and Huysmans, Virgil and Stendhal, the Old Testament and Apuleius, Hawthorne and Poe, Kafka and Rousseau, Walter Scott and Mme de Lafayette—reveal an interplay of control and subversion: writing attempts to veil the visual and to erase the sensual in favor of "meaning," while portraiture, with its claims to bringing the natural object to "life," resists and eludes such control. Meltzer shows how this tension is indicative of a politics of repression and subversion intrinsic to the very act of representation. Throughout, she raises and illuminates fascinating issues: about the relation of flattery to caricature, the nature of the uncanny, the relation of representation to memory and history, the narcissistic character of representation, and the interdependency of representation and power. Writing, thinking, speaking, dreaming, acting—the extent to which these are all controlled by representation must, Meltzer concludes, become "consciously unconscious." In the textual portrait, she locates the moment when this essential process is both revealed and repressed.

Writing and the Spirit

Writing and the Spirit is a trove of reflections on the attitudes, habits, and practices that lead to inspiration.

Author: Ken Kuhlken

Publisher: Hickey & McGee

ISBN: 9781465977908

Category: Art

Page: 150

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Writing and the Spirit is a trove of reflections on the attitudes, habits, and practices that lead to inspiration. Learn to: Be Ridiculous, Loathe B.S., Love Like Whitman, Get Free, Pursue Beauty, Become Who You Are, and Behold the Secret of Art. “The themes of Ken Kuhlken’s vignettes kept drawing me in: being humble in writing, being generous with giving yourself away, getting quiet in order to write, and how to create a masterpiece that will change someone’s life.” Philip Yancey, award-winning author of over 20 books, including Where Is God When It Hurts? and What’s So Amazing about Grace? “Writing and the Spirit is a handbook of writerly wisdom that anyone who hopes to change the world must read. Ken Kuhlken speaks with all the ease of a friend on your couch. An ingenius, multiple-PhD-holding, wise-man sort of friend, in case you have one of those. The pages are rich with observations from the world about us, writers in history and his own experience (failures and triumphs). He examines the (inner and outer) confrontations all writers must engage with in order to produce meaningful work. Among them are the nature of inspiration, imagination, and how not to be a hack. He also covers the downright nitty-gritty of the thing – the practical conditions that we all strive for and against in order to produce our art."Anastasia Campos, writer and photographer.


metaphorically ; but for many Victorians the link between spirits and writing was a
literal one . Spirit - writing , as it was termed in the Victorian period , was hugely
popular . A vast number of amateur and professional mediums displayed a ...

Author: Jenni Ramone

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123320488

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Boundaries is a collection of work offering creative and critical responses to methods of making, breaking, and negotiating boundaries. The concern of this book is not simply to address the theme of boundaries; we also hope to breach the boundaries surrounding the usual ways that such a theme would ordinarily be debated. As such, this collection includes papers from both arts and science disciplines including literary, theatrical, historical, linguistic, educational, travel writing and geographical perspectives, from academics, postgraduate research students, postgraduate creative writers, and creative writers without institutional affiliation. The book is interdisciplinary in its approach, and boundary-crossing in its presentation: instead of organising the collection in sections of papers according to whether they are predominantly creative or critical in approach, the papers are presented together, and are organised in three sections according to the way that those papers approach the boundary that they perceive: whether that boundary is being made, negotiated, or broken. In addition to the main papers in the three sections, the collection is framed by interviews with the plenary speakers who were invited to the conference, Adam Roberts and Hanan Al-Shaykh. These are writers whose works repeatedly deal with boundaries of form, genre, and audience, and the interviews included here start to explore the range of boundaries existing in their work and in their lives as writers. The format of their contribution to this book allows another boundary to be crossed, by including formal, structured interviews as another medium of developing the debate. Taking the principle that the idea of the boundary is, in fact and in imagination, boundless, Jenni Ramone and Gemma Twitchen gather together in Boundaries sixteen texts that stage in adventurous and provocative ways the endless reconceptualisation of this most enigmatic of concepts. Boundaries is at once a startling reassessment and necessary reorientation around its subject, in which critical acuity and creative panache cross and recross the borders of imaginative space. To say that this is a boundary-breaking collection, that frontiers have been transgressed, limits erased and hitherto invisible liminal territories mapped, is only to draw a line underneath the limitless inventiveness of the transgressive and translative interventions of this volume. The reader of Boundaries will find herself bound in a nutshell that makes her a ruler of infinite space. Ramone and Twitchen are to be applauded for redrawing the map and erasing the borders between the critical, the creative and the cultural, with such passion and precision. Julian Wolfreys, author of Writing London: Inventions of the City Make, break, negotiate - or, if you will, here are three impossible things to do with conceptual boundaries and all before breakfast, or at least middle-age; so say the exciting collective of young scholars, critics and writers who come together here. The result is much brilliant making, breaking and negotiating of all sorts of boundaries - but above all the boundary between the critical and the creative. Nothing could be more timely, or important. John Schad, Professor of Modern Literature, University of Lancaster

Writing London

It is only the presence of such spirits which keeps alive the spirit of London, in the face of its future 'fallen' counterpart (1.211).

Author: J. Wolfreys

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230372177

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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Writing London asks the reader to consider how writers sought to respond to the nature of London. Drawing on literary and architectural theory and psychoanalysis, Julian Wolfreys looks at a variety of nineteenth-century writings to consider various literary modes of productions as responses to the city. Beginning with an introductory survey of the variety of literary representations and responses to the city, Writing London follows the shaping of the urban consciousness from Blake to Dickens, through Shelley, Barbauld, Byron, De Quincey, Engels and Wordsworth. It concludes with an Afterword which, in developing insights into the relationship between writing and the city, questions the heritage industry's reinvention of London, while arguing for a new understanding of the urban spirit.

Writing the Southwest

Spirit. of. Place. The works of the writers collected between the covers of this book reflect diverse styles and content . The Southwest has always been a ...

Author: David King Dunaway

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826323375

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 269

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The accompanying CD provides excerpts from the interviews with the authors.

Writing from the Margins

Spirit, energy, purpose Spirit is energy, too, and I think we have come far ... as I urge my students to treat their writing as offspring of their spirit.



ISBN: 9780195362077



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The Purple Hare s Guide to Inspirational Writing

... I now identify as inspirational writing generated mindfully from their spirit guide. The repetitive platitudes; the words of encouragement and wisdom; ...

Author: Anne Sheppard

Publisher: Paragon Publishing


Category: Reference

Page: 84

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Visualise a telephone wire stretching from earth into the universe and beyond. Imagine listening to the messages that pour down from the skies. This is not a dream, it is a reality! Experience for yourself the incredible connection to the universe and the messages that are waiting there for you to download. You will receive messages from the past, present and future and words of warning and wisdom. You will learn how to write a letter to a loved one in spirit and receive a written reply. I believe that we are approaching a time where the next step along our evolutionary journey will begin. The instructions are within reach; we need to connect in order to discover what the universe wants of us. With guidance from the Purple Hare I believe that we can all do this – the lines of communication are already open!

Writing on the Landscape

Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew Jennifer J. Wilhoit Ph.D. ... Our Spirit's Relationship to Writing Spirit is nebulous.

Author: Jennifer J. Wilhoit Ph.D.

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 9781489714091

Category: Reference

Page: 136

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Writing on the Landscape touches my mind, heart, body, and spirit. The author and I are kindred souls. My own thinking, writing, and nature-fueled philosophy of life resonate with Dr. Wilhoits entertaining and inspirational guide to writing and nature. Dr. Wilhoit narrates a journey, demonstrating how vital balance is in our pursuit of writing, as well as in our pursuit of life. And she evidences convincingly that we can achieve wholeness through conscious, reflective, and introspective immersion in nature. Dr. Wilhoit observes simply that the principal point of this book is the pairing of nature and writing toward being complete. Writing on the Landscape explores the sense of wholeness we feel when we engage a few simple, easy to exercise practices deep and guided, step-by-step interactions with nature and its elements: land-, sea-, and sky-scapes. The voices of the earth speak deeply and clearly to a writer. Dr. Wilhoit brings joy to writing through her own revelations: I am in love with writing; writing seduces me. I am in the landscape of my soul. I write from the very core of who I am. That is what the natural world does for me and for my writing no matter where I am. Join Dr. Wilhoit and begin your own journey through the terrain of writing and nature. Stephen B. Jones, PhD Author of Nature Based Leadership and Nature-Inspired Learning and Leading; Co-Founder of Antioch University New Englands Nature Based Leadership Institute; Founder of Great Blue Heron, LLC Writing on the Landscape is a practical, lyrical book aimed at helping blocked writers to become unstuck.

A Companion to Creative Writing

Rather, I am concerned with literature that understands that one may address, be led by, and confront the Spirit through the unique position that makes ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118325773

Category: Education

Page: 456

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A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considers key aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creative writing in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing Covers not only the “how” of creative writing, but many more topics in and around the profession and cultural practices surrounding creative writing Features contributions from international writers, editors, publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art and more Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms Explores creative writing’s engagement with culture, language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage

Writing God s Book of Life

countless millions—as many as are willing to accept Jesus as Savior—may also have life of the eternally-living Holy Spirit. Jesus described what the will of ...

Author: R. Crafton Gibbs

Publisher: R. Crafton Gibbs


Category: Religion

Page: 205

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"Logos 5 is the sixth of my ten-volume, Logos 1-7 work, each volume of which is able to stand alone as God’s Book of Life. It took me over 3,000 pages in ten volumes to say How and What is Important to Believe. It seeks to explain by experience who Jesus is, who God is, who the Holy Spirit is, what the Bible is, why it is crucial to life that we believe in them, what “belief” is, what “to be saved” is, just how Salvation is effected, what the “take-away” benefits are, and how to find meaning and purpose in life. “Each of these ten volumes is able to stand alone as God’s Book of Life, portraying Life with the Holy Spirit by belief in the Christ of Jesus as Savior to eternal life with God. The ten volumes relate my Story of Writing God's Book of Life, using nonfiction essays and poetry with daily help of divine intervention in producing the seven-Logos Work of ten volumes, and the four supporting volumes, all seek to fully understand and explain this work inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Christ of Jesus. “The action of God fulfilled for him in seven years all of Rodger Crafton's dreams of becoming a writer of poetry and prose, an armchair philosopher, and an artist working in his new, upstairs garage atelier.”---R. Crafton Gibbs

Writing The Sacred Art

because spirit isn't an object ofobservation but the pure Observer itself. If there is nothing to say about spirit, there is no way to write in spirit or as ...

Author: Rami Shapiro

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594733727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 155

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Push your writing through the trite and the boring to something fresh, something transformative. "Writing as spiritual practice has nothing to do with readers per se. You aren't writing to be read; you are writing to be freed. Writing as spiritual practice is conspiratorial rather than inspirational. It conspires to strip away everything you use to maintain the illusion of certainty, security and self-identity. Where spiritual writing seeks to bind you all the more tightly to the self you imagine yourself to be, writing as spiritual practice intends to free you from it." --from Rami's Preface This isn't about how to write spiritual books. It isn't about the romance of writing. It doesn't cover the ins and outs of publishing and building a brand. Instead, this fresh and unapologetic guide to writing as a spiritual practice approaches writing as a way to turn the spiral of body, heart, mind, soul and spirit that leads to spiritual awakening. Lead by renowned spirituality teacher Rami Shapiro and award-winning writer and writing coach Aaron Shapiro--and featuring over fifty unique, practical exercises--it takes you beyond assigning inspirational words to the page. It shows you how to use your writing to unlock the joy of life and the infinite perspectives and possibilities that living provides.

Spiritual Writing

We follow our desire to write books because books are the vehicle through which we give of our spirit to others. This exchange of spirit elevates all souls.

Author: Deborah Levine Herman


ISBN: 9781442954595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

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Between Dancing and Writing

DOING THE WORK OF SPIRIT However , as any attention to Hegel's discussion of the historical shapes of religion attests , it is not clear that the process of ...

Author: Kimerer L. LaMothe

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823224031

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 299

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This book provides philosophical grounds for an emerging area of scholarship: the study of religion and dance. In the first part, LaMothe investigates why scholars in religious studies have tended to overlook dance, or rhythmic bodily movement, in favor of textual expressions of religious life. In close readings of Descartes, Kant, Schleiermacher, Hegel, and Kierkegaard, LaMothe traces this attitude to formative moments of the field in which philosophers relied upon the practice of writing to mediate between the study of "religion," on the one hand, and "theology," on the other. In the second part, LaMothe revives the work of theologian, phenomenologist, and historian of religion Gerardus van der Leeuw for help in interpreting how dancing can serve as a medium of religious experience and expression. In so doing, LaMothe opens new perspectives on the role of bodily being in religious life, and on the place of theology in the study of religion.

Kierkegaard s Writings

in a moderately conciliatory relation to spirit, even though spirit in its zealous rigor held it suspect. If the point of departure is that the principle of ...

Author: Søren Kierkegaard

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691020419



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Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 82 sheets (164 pages for writing). Spirit Level. 156890402369

Author: Spiritasj Notebook


ISBN: 1694883779


Page: 164

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Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 82 sheets (164 pages for writing). Spirit Level. 156890402369

Early American Writing

Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party, generally.

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101522806

Category: History

Page: 672

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Drawing materials from journals and diaries, political documents and religious sermons, prose and poetry, Giles Gunn's anthology provides a panoramic survey of early American life and literature—including voices black and white, male and female, Hispanic, French, and Native American. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.