Qareeb by Najma
Her soaring, melodious voice expresses the sublime ache to become lost in union with the Beloved.
The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time by Anne Baring
A children’s book for adults. The Earth asks all the birds of the world to go on a quest to save her life, describing the place they must reach in order to bring back a message from the Great Being who lives in the House of the Treasure in a garden beyond the edge of time. Based on a tale by the 12th-century Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar.
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For decades, the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that the hardware of the brain is fixed and immutable — that we are stuck with what we were born with. As Begley shows, however, recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity, a new science that investigates whether and how the brain can undergo wholesale change, reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. The brain can reset our happiness meter, allow us to break cycles of depression and OCD, learn compassion, and heal us after trauma.
Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy by Barbara Ehrenreich
“Rituals of joy are nearly as innate as the quest for food and shelter.”