Soul Jazz: Recognizing and Realizing Your Soul Values (Scholarly Articles, Vol. 6) is a personal guide manual helping the listener to become aware of their unique soul values. The author came to call our unique power potential primary power or self-power at first, before he introduced the term soul power. The guide not only explains what soul power is, how it can be developed and strengthened, but also what stands in the way to developing it. When we grasp the notion of autonomy, we see that all human growth has a destination - and that is why we say we have a destiny. The destination of youth is not to remain young, but to grow old. The destiny of a child is not to remain in childhood but to grow out of childhood. Building soul power requires to discover one´s self, and to build a genuine identity. The author shows that building a genuine soul identity is done through discovering our innocence, realizing our primary power, developing our soul reality, accepting our marginality instead of striving for conformity, recovering and healing our inner child, integrating our shadow, and learning to see that a holographic image of the whole of mythology and human evolution is contained in our soul. As the topic of individuation is highly neglected in our school system and is neither a topic to be taught at university, and as in addition the notion of soul and soul values doesn´t really fit in a materialistic and non-spiritual society, there is an obvious need for a mind-opening approach to personal growth that is provided with this guide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Fritz Walter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042375/bk_acx0_042375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of With Style & Amazing Grace, He´s the Keeper of My Soul, Inspired to Move Forward, and Good News In a Bad News World comes Jazz, Java & Jesus. A book of 24 Christian devotions to soothe the weary soul. As the author has shown us in previous books, Jazz, Java & Jesus reaffirms that you are important to the lord! People have stated that they´ve had to have their copy of Jazz, Java & Jesus when being rushed to the emergency room for comfort and uplifting. And that the devotions in this book have been music to their ears, and just what they needed to hear to get through difficult times in life. Grab your cup of java and get ready to be inspired by Jazz, Java & Jesus! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aleysha R. Proctor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079837/bk_acx0_079837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hip hop artists De La Soul on this archive edition of Fresh Air. Formed in 1985, De La Soul released their latest record, Art Official Intelligence. Dubbed ´´the hippies of hip hop,´´ De La Soul continue to pen songs without gangsta rap influence, focusing instead on the use of samples, jazz vamps, and wordplay. Consisting of Posdnuos, Trugouy the Dove, and Pasemaster Mace, the male trio began recording at the same time as Queen Latifah, Monie Love, and A Tribe Called Quest. De La Soul hails from Long Island, New York. (Original Broadcast Date: October 5, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010827/rt_whyy_010827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the Technicolor glow of the early 70s, Jessica B. Harris debated, celebrated, and danced her way from the jazz clubs of the Manhattan´s West Side to the restaurants of the Village, living out her buoyant youth alongside the great minds of the day - luminaries like Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison. My Soul Looks Back is her paean to that fascinating social circle and the depth of their shared commitment to activism, intellectual engagement, and each other. Harris paints evocative portraits of her illustrious friends: Baldwin as he read aloud an early draft of If Beale Street Could Talk, Angelou cooking in her California kitchen, and Morrison relaxing at Baldwin´s house in Provence. Harris describes her role as theater critic for the New York Amsterdam News and editor at then burgeoning Essence magazine; star-studded parties in the South of France; drinks at Mikell´s, a hip West Side club; and the simple joy these extraordinary people took in each other´s company. The book is framed by Harris´ relationship with Sam Floyd, a fellow professor at Queens College, who introduced her to Baldwin. More than a memoir of friendship and first love, My Soul Looks Back is a carefully crafted, intimately understood homage to a bygone era and the people that made it so remarkable. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica B. Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009960/bk_blak_009960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn´t resolve. . . . I used to not like God because God didn´t resolve. But that was before any of this happened.´´ In Donald Miller´s early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once again, far away from God. In this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relevant, infinitely loving God. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000186/bk_hove_000186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A singer calls out to the crowd. An electric bass thumps out a beat. Horns blare, and strings swirl. These are the sounds of R & B. Rhythm and blues music evolved from all sorts of sounds: swinging jazz, gritty blues, and African American spiritual songs. The music´s smooth mix of styles made it unique, and its passionate performers made it a sensation. Ever since Ray Charles hit the charts in the 1950s, R & B fans have held it down on dance floors. And R & B singers have belted out messages of love and calls for social change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000024/bk_lrnr_000024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this sweeping history of popular music in the United States, NPR´s acclaimed music critic examines how popular music shapes fundamental American ideas and beliefs, allowing us to communicate difficult emotions and truths about our most fraught social issues, most notably sex and race. In Good Booty, Ann Powers explores how popular music became America´s primary erotic art form. Powers takes us from 19th-century New Orleans through dance-crazed Jazz Age New York to the teen scream years of mid-20th century rock-and-roll to the cutting-edge adventures of today´s web-based pop stars. Drawing on her deep knowledge and insights on gender and sexuality, Powers recounts stories of forbidden lovers, wild shimmy-shakers, orgasmic gospel singers, countercultural perverts, soft-rock sensitivos, punk Puritans, and the cyborg known as Britney Spears to illuminate how eroticism - not merely sex but love, bodily freedom, and liberating joy - became entwined within the rhythms and melodies of American song. This cohesion, she reveals, touches the heart of America´s anxieties and hopes about race, feminism, marriage, youth, and freedom. In a survey that spans more than a century of music, Powers both heralds little known artists such as Florence Mills, a contemporary of Josephine Baker, and gospel queen Dorothy Love Coates, and sheds new light on artists we think we know well, from the Beatles and Jim Morrison to Madonna and Beyoncé. In telling the history of how American popular music and sexuality intersect - a magnum opus over two decades in the making - Powers offers new insights into our national psyche and our soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006288/bk_harp_006288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This special To The Best of Our Knowledge collection contains 13 interviews:Embracing Your Life: Tara Brach is a psychologist, Buddhist meditation teacher, and author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha.The Gift of Silence: Parker Palmer is a Quaker writer, educator, activist, and author of Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation.Alone in a Cave: Tenzin Palmo was one of the first Western women ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun.Divine Music: Jazz singer Kurt Elling talks about reaching for the divine through his music.In Praise of the Wild: Pattiann Rogers tells Jim Fleming that naming things is the way to notice and appreciate them.Evening Blessings: M.J. Ryan wants to revive the custom of saying grace before meals.The Path of Gratitude: Gregg Krech talks about the Japanese tradition of Naikan-conscious thankfulness for everything that positively impacts your life.The Town that Talks to the Dead: Christine Wicker talks about the small upstate NY town that has the world´s largest community of Spiritualists.Love Never Dies: Justine Picardie´s book chronicles her efforts to contact her sister Ruth´s spirit in the year after Ruth´s death from breast cancer.Life Without God: Novelist Jim Crace (Being Dead) says he´s an atheist and wanted to find a way of talking about death that doesn´t depend on God.A Leap of Faith: Yann Martel (Life of Pi) says researching his book turned him into a churchgoer.Redemption: Jimmy Santiago Baca was illiterate and in a maximum security prison when he fell in love with poetry.Living a Good Life: Rabbi Harold Kushner says that people need to believe their lives are meaningful. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/000544/rt_tbon_000544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lost in the mists of the Romney Marsh, Angela Marchmont stumbles upon the body of a woman whose face has been disfigured - presumably to prevent recognition. Who is she, and what was she doing out there in the middle of nowhere? The search for answers will take Angela from a grand stately home to London´s most fashionable - and disreputable - nightclub, and into a murky world of illegal drinking, jazz music, and lost souls. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Klett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091035/bk_acx0_091035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roberta Flack gained national recognition with her song ´´The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face´´ from the movie Play Misty for Me. The singer, songwriter, and musician performed a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, soul, pop and R&B. She was the first to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in two consecutive years. Flack takes pride in being an accomplished artist and a shrewd businesswoman. Wink Martindale speaks with Flack and provides a comprehensive overview of Flack´s numerous accomplishments and successful career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wink Martindale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000129/bk_comm_000129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.