Biesik Jumiekan: Introduction to Jamaican Language
Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing
Although the primary aim of the collection is self-help for the individual, with extensive cross-references to factors that foster or deter growth and well-being, the material will appeal to the quotation collector, speech-writer, and the general reader.
824 pages, 7 x 10, hard cover, $49.95
Winner - Non-Fiction Anthologies
A number of independent bookstores in the DC area, Gnosophia's home base, are stocking this title, available to the trade from Baker & Taylor, Ingram, and New Leaf Distributors. Online orders may be placed here.
"Painstakingly compiled, accessibly organized, and expertly edited ... A welcome reference for personal, seminary, academic, and community library 'Religion, Spirituality, and Metaphysical Studies' collections, Wisdom for the Soul is very strongly recommended for readers searching for encouraging and empathetic words of wisdom for the conduct and improvement of their lives."
"A must-have title for all spiritual seekers. This volume is incredible in scope, superbly edited and beautifully designed. Highly recommended."
"The book's excellent liner notes on the back cover do much to draw the reader in, promising thoughtful advice and direction on nearly every subject one could imagine. The detailed Table of Contents, in this case labeled 'Table of Subjects' is well composed and thus quite useful in a book of this length. Likewise the index, which allows readers to search the lengthy text for a particular author. Much of the chosen material is unfamiliar (at least to this reader), and thus a fresh read in what is a terribly crowded field. Overall, this is a very solid effort and surely one of the most comprehensive of its genre ever written."
All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think forever. There are men whose phrases are oracles; who can condense in one sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character, or illustrates an existence.
Wisdom for the Soul of Black Folk
376 pages, 6 x 9, trade paperback, $19.95
From the wisdom of Khemetic sages and pharoahs, slave narratives, the literature of resistance and protest, the self-assertion of Marcus Garvey, through to the reggae philosophy of Bob Marley and New Age spirituality, the contribution of Black thinkers, writers and artists to world culture has been as life-affirming and phenomenal as it is unknown. This anthology brings to light much that is timeless, profound and inspirational, universally applicable to the human condition.
"We are truly blessed to have access to this treasury of voices speaking so eloquently of ancient wisdom and contemporary understanding. The ancestors must be extremely gratified to behold the assemblage of truth-seekers and teachers who have shared their insights with us."
Wisdom for the Soul of Queer Folk
Wisdom for the Soul of Young Folk ISBN 9780977339174
It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are
- not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within - that you
can begin to take control.