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How Do You Pray?: Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists & Other Lovers of Humanity (Paperback)
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According to Dr. Harold Koenig of Duke University's Center for Spirituality, prayer is good medicine. Prayer is also an expression of gratitude, a cry for guidance, a place of refuge, a connection with the Divine—or whatever we choose to name it. There doesn't seem to be any question as to why people pray. But how? Celeste Yacoboni was inspired to find out. After she had posed her question to family, friends, and leading figures around the world—religious, agnostic, and in-between—she chose 129 responses to comprise this collection of prayers, essays and offerings. The ways of praying are as varied as those who pray: kneeling, walking, fishing, playing instruments, clasping one's hands over the heart. How Do You Pray? is a prayerbook for modern times, one that embraces all viewpoints, provides spiritual nourishment, and offers many paths to our inner divine nature. Contributors include Gregg Braden, Donna Eden, Arjuna Ardagh, Byron Katie, Huston Smith, Alex Grey, Eli Jaxon-Bear, Marianne Williamson, Matthew Fox, and many more.— Diane, Book Buyer
About the Author
Celeste Yacoboni is a Minister of Walking Prayer, ordained by the Center for Sacred Studies in Sonora, California. Her work focuses on guiding and supporting people through transitions by creating a space of awareness, presence and inspiration which integrates body, mind, spirit and emotions. She maintains a thriving private practice in Santa Fe, NM in which she facilitates healing and wholeness through Massage Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Qigong, Women's Breast Health, Plant Essences, the Hawaiian practice of Ho'oponopono, and the inquiry "How Do You Pray?" Celeste leads "How Do You Pray?" workshops in which people share and experience different ways of prayer and connecting to Source. On her Ho'oponopono CD, Celeste sings a Hawaiian healing practice which creates a space of love, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude. Celeste lives in New Mexico.