The Golden Thread

Author: Ewan Clayton
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 1619023504
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From the simple representative shapes used to record transactions of goods and services in ancient Mesopotamia, to the sophisticated typographical resources available to the twenty-first-century users of desktop computers, the story of writing is the story of human civilization itself. Calligraphy expert Ewan Clayton traces the history of an invention which—ever since our ancestors made the transition from a nomadic to an agrarian way of life in the eighth century BC—has been the method of codification and dissemination of ideas in every field of human endeavour, and a motor of cultural, scientific and political progress. He explores the social and cultural impact of, among other stages, the invention of the alphabet; the replacement of the papyrus scroll with the codex in the late Roman period; the perfecting of printing using moveable type in the fifteenth century and the ensuing spread of literacy; the industrialization of printing during the Industrial Revolution; the impact of artistic Modernism on the written word in the early twentieth century—and of the digital switchover at the century’s close. The Golden Thread also raises issues of urgent interest for a society living in an era of unprecedented change to the tools and technologies of written communication. Chief among these is the fundamental question: “What does it mean to be literate in the early twenty-first century?” The book belongs on the bookshelves of anyone who is inquisitive not just about the centrality of writing in the history of humanity, but also about its future; it is sure to appeal to lovers of language, books and cultural history.

The Golden Thread

Author: Colin Meloy
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 9780062368256
Size: 74.67 MB
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With dazzling, lyrical verse in the folk revival style and stunning cut-paper illustrations, Colin Meloy and Nikki McClure pay tribute to Pete Seeger, a visionary who changed the world with song. Pete Seeger once sang that if he had a golden thread, he would use it to weave people from all over the world to one another. That golden thread, for Pete, was music. Born into a family of traveling musicians, Pete picked up his first instrument at age seven. From then on, music was his life, whether he was playing banjo for soldiers during World War II, rallying civil rights activists and war protesters with songs such as “We Shall Overcome,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?,” and “If I Had a Hammer,” or leading environmental efforts to clean up the Hudson River. For decades, Pete Seeger’s messages of universal understanding and social and environmental justice inspired generations—and have left a lasting legacy.

The Golden Thread

Author: Louis De Wohl
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 0898708133
Size: 31.35 MB
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The Golden Thread

Author: K. Cates
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480811467
Size: 11.59 MB
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K. Cates and her husband, Chad, were an ordinary couple who attended church, enjoyed barbeques with friends on the weekends, and unconditionally loved their two children-until thirty seconds changed their lives forever. In her memoir that addresses tough questions about life, loss, and purpose, Cates chronicles her heart-wrenching journey after her son's tragic death in a car accident as she fought not only for her own survival through the darkness of grief and blame, but also for her marriage and her faith. With candor and a unique perspective, Cates shares a vulnerable glimpse into the moments before, during, and after a tragedy as she was forced to look at life from an entirely different perspective. A fine balance of adversity and optimism, Cates provides encouragement for others to keep searching for the light, even when it seems all is lost. The Golden Thread shares a true story about God's grace, love, and faith after tragedy rocks one woman's world and leads her to find herself-and a new purpose-amid the darkest of circumstances.

The Golden Thread

Author: Brenda Hartman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988210325
Size: 73.47 MB
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Children are often confused by their own and others' feelings as the emotions come and go, especially in the time of grief. This story provides a guide for the healing journey of grief for children of all ages."The Golden Thread" will help children identify the feelings and experiences related to their grief. The story provides an honest, open approach to death. It allows children to begin their developmental understanding of the process of life and death.The concepts of death and dying are complex and can even be difficult for adults to comprehend. Your children will discuss and explore these concepts directly and indirectly for the rest of their life. This book is intended to be read and reread many times.

The Golden Thread

Author: Dorothy Boux
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
ISBN: 9781555911607
Size: 37.72 MB
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An anthology-written in calligraphy and delightfully illustrated with watercolor paintings-that draws on the teachings of many religions, cultures, and philosophies, all leading from the same beginning and pointing in a similar direction.

The Golden Thread

Author: Ken Vincent
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059536683X
Size: 52.47 MB
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The Golden Thread God's Promise of Universal Salvation In our modern pluralistic world, the barriers imposed by the old doctrine of religious exclusivity are confronted every day by individuals, families, and nations. Now more than ever, the inspirational message of God's Universal and eternal love for all humanity needs to be retold. By reacquainting readers with the God who is too good to condemn anyone to Eternal Hell, The Golden Thread, God's Promise of Universal Salvation offers a Biblical interpretation present in Christianity from the earliest Jesus-Followers to the 21st Century. Salvation for all is known as Universalism, and the idea that all people will be saved-either immediately or eventually-is called Universal Restoration. Proponents of Universalism can be found today within a wide variety of denominations from post-Vatican II Catholics to Primitive Baptists. The Golden Thread brings together the Bible verses that ancient and modern Universalist theologians have used to show that God is the parent of all and, in the end, will save the "Lost Sheep" and the "Prodigal Son." The Golden Thread continues with 2,000 years of Christian mystical religious experience and modern-day near-death experiences-testimony to God's abiding love for all.

The Golden Thread

Author: Natalie N. Banks
Publisher: Lucis Publishing Companies
ISBN: 9780853301271
Size: 33.30 MB
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The constant reappearance of the Ancient or Ageless Wisdom, that body of inner or esoteric teaching handed down from remote times in a form suitable to the period has always attracted the minds of thoughtful people. Through its remarkable preservation and continuity it has been compared in symbol to a golden thread: a spiritual life-line waxing or waning in clarity and intensity from century to century.

The Golden Thread

Author: Joscelyn Godwin
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835631028
Size: 59.71 MB
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The Golden Thread traces the interconnectedness of esoteric wisdom in the Western world, from classical antiquity to contemporary Europe and America. Joscelyn Godwin lends personal perspective to an arrangement of text that is historical and wisdom that is timeless, creating a source of inspiration that calls us to action in our everyday spiritual practice. Every chapter, therefore, makes reference to some aspect of contemporary life and issues of immediate concern. Elegantly written and not without irony and humor, readers will appreciate the non-threatening tone of Godwin’s writing, which is not meant to preach or convert but rather inform the public on an often baffling field. Educated readers who are curious about the esoteric and mystery traditions and interested in finding surprising, new approaches to subjects that veer away from the trends of current thought will be particularly drawn to this book.