Cette étude, menée par les médiévistes Hélène Noizet et Florian Mazel, s'intéresse à l'île de la Cité et à l'importance de sa cathédrale dans le jeux de pouvoir territorial et politique qu'ont menés l'Eglise et l'Etat au Moyen-Age.
Geoffrey Hindley instructively unravels the story of the Christian military expeditions that have perturbed European history, troubled Christian consciences and embittered Muslim attitudes towards the West. He offers a lively record of the Crusades, from the Middle East to the pagan Baltic, and fascinating portraits of the major personalities, from Godfrey of Bouillon, the first Latin ruler of Jerusalem, to Etienne, the visionary French peasant boy who inspired the tragic Children's Crusade.
With this beautiful little book as your guide, use the seasons to connect with yourself and the world around you.
Ideal for all spiritual explorers, this friendly guide is full of simple, thought-provoking, bite-sized snippets of information. Each month, discover fables, crystals, essential oils, flowers, affirmations, meditations, recipes, yoga poses, and rituals and activities for kindness, eco action, creativity and connection, with each entry perfectly attuned to the season. Uncover fresh perspectives and soul-nourishing activities that will help you enjoy a mindful year.
Slow down, breathe, and discover the true fulfilment of a more connected life.
Pour découvrir l'avenir de sa vie amoureuse, amicale et professionnelle, ce jeu de tarot illustré par le magazine Cosmopolitan dans un esprit collage est pensé comme une boule de cristal qui s'accorde un peu de second degré.
In Laos, one of the most beautiful and least known countries of the East, in a small village in the mountains, a twelve-year-old boy is about to enter the monastery. In the fragile space between a dawn and a sunset, Lem will abandon his family and become a novice in the holy city of Theravada Buddhism, Luang Prabang. In just a few hours Lem will leave behind his past, his affections, his child's games and his mother's caresses. In order to continue his studies, to become an adult, Lem will have to bear detachment, loneliness, hunger, fear, the vision of death. The only way for him to gain a new maturity is by subjecting himself to the rigours of the rite of initiation, rigours we are no longer familiar with, belonging as we do to a society that has endlessly extended the boundaries of adolescence. Lem, wrapped in the orange robe, is about to join a world composed entirely of men, symbol of all authority. But accompanying him on this journey, in the week preceding the Laotian New Year and while people wait for the rain that will swell the waters of the Mekong and make the gold of the pagodas shine, is a female gaze, unprecedented and, in a way, forbidden. The gaze of his mother and the author. Together, they will follow Lem to his new home. They will enter the cells of the monks with him, sleep in the darkness of the temples and walk in silence in the heart of the forest, the place where the masters retreat in meditation. Together, a mother and a son, a woman and the man who is to be, will experience the pain hidden in all life.
Recent years have seen a growing tension between religion and science as more and more people have asked themselves a fundamental question: is there a supernatural realm that intervenes in daily life? To many it certainly feels so - but what if the religious impulse has another, rational, explanation?
David Lewis-Williams explores how science developed within the cocoon of religion and then shows how the natural functioning of the human brain creates experiences that can lead to belief in a supernatural realm.
Such belief gives rise to creeds, a development examined here in the light of critical episodes in world history, from rivalries between Platonists and Aristotelians to the discoveries of Charles Darwin.
Archaeology reveals activities one can label religious many tens of thousands of years ago and the author shows that mental imagery can be detected in widely separated religious communities such as Hildegard of Bingen's in medieval Europe or the San hunters of southern Africa.
Hope is the ultimate human strength and the opposite of fear. In these uncertain times, it is important that we thoroughly understand hope as a source of success, resilience and happiness. In The World Book of Hope, 100 top scientists share their expertise in this domain.
International research has shown that 90% of the world population has a hopeful view of the future. Hope is universal, regardless of age, gender or income. The well-known psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, a survivor of the Holocaust, wrote that the last freedom that can be taken away from a person is the manner in which he or she looks at circumstances. That is the core of hope. Real hope doesn't create false expectations but is a source of positive emotions. It allows us to see new possibilities and makes passive people active again. Hope has a healthy influence on our mental health. Hope stimulates change.