Everyday Spirits

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SUNY Press, 1993 M01 1 - 195 pages
Transformation of being begins exactly where one is. This is, for most of us, at home. We are acted upon by objects familiar to us, influenced in unfelt ways, and moved toward a destiny proper to a responsible being. Dwelling is complemented by journeying. To live in a home is to journey on the path that leads through the home to a world beyond. A householder becomes a traveler. A traveler is a seeker after new impressions, fresh impressions of a reality that beckons. Opening to the commonplace--what stands in front of us on the daily round--we are open to the call to respond to our role as mediator between heaven and earth. Everyday Spirits is a book about self-perception.

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The title of this book set me to expect something rather fluffy - maybe Thomas Moore's Care of the Soul - valuable enough, but not very challenging. But I found the present book to require much more ... Read full review

Contents

Lullaby
3
The Blink
13
The Gift
19
Grip
25
Vows
31
Jack Frost
37
Daffodils
43
PART TWO EUMAEUS
49
The Kitchen Fire
63
The Wash
69
Money
75
Craft
83
New Years EveThe Feast
91
PART THREE SIDDHARTHA
97
The Hunter
99
RiversFerries
105

Houseguests
51
Keys
57
Rope
113
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David Appelbaum is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York, College at New Paltz. He is the author of Voice, also published by SUNY Press.

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