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Illuminata: Thoughts, Prayers, Rites of Passage by Marianne Williamson
In this stunning new collection of thoughts, prayers, and rites of passage, Marianne Williamson reveals ways to bring prayer into practical use, creating a sweeter, more abundant life for ourselves and the people we care for.
Illuminata brings prayer into our daily lives, prayers to heal the body and the soul, on a wide range of topics from releasing anger to finding forgiveness, from finding great love to achieving intimacy and mending broken relationships. The book includes rites of passage, ceremonies of light for the signal events in our lives, such as blessing of the newborn, coming of age, marriage, and death. “No conventional therapy,” says Williamson, “can release us from a deep and abiding psychic pain. Through prayer we find what we cannot find elsewhere: a peace that is not of this world.”
Marianne Williamson is a dynamic speaker and writer whose work focuses on spirituality and the process of bringing spiritual themes “down to earth.” In her lectures and books, Williamson discusses her work with A Course in Miracles, the process of coming to a sense of comfort and peace in her life, and the humanization of politics. She also places great emphasis on connection and inclusivity among people of different genders, races, and orientations.