Every 13,000 years on Earth a sacred and secret event takes place that changes everything. Mother Earth's Kundalini energy emerges from its resting place in the planet's core and moves like a snake across the surface of our world. Once at home in ancient Lemuria, it moved to Atlantis, then to the Himalayan mountains of India and Tibet, and with every relocation changed our idea of what spiritual means. And gender. And heart. This time, with much difficulty, the Serpent of Light has moved to the Andes Mountains of Chile and Peru. Multi-dimensional, multi-disciplined, and multi-lived, for the first time in this book, Drunvalo begins to tell his stories of 35 years spent in service to Mother Earth. Follow him around the world as he follows the guidance of Ascended Masters, his two spheres of light, and his own inner growing knowledge. His story is a living string of ceremonies to help heal hearts, align energies, right ancient imbalances, and balance the living Earth's Unity Consciousness Grid - in short, to increase our awareness of the indivisibility of life in the universe. We are all - rocks and people and interdimensional beings - one! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Ashby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003216/bk_acx0_003216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Occupational therapy emerged as a health profession in Australia at a time when thousands of people with mental illness lived behind high walls, devoid of normal routines and activities. Detailed analysis of texts of practice, images and stories are used in this study to illustrate the dynamic link between practice environments and the knowledge of occupational therapy that aimed to confront the problems of institutional living. Occupational therapists implemented craft-based practice within psychiatric institutions of the 1940s and 1950s. Through two decades, occupational therapists aligned their practice with medical paradigms before returning to occupation as a core of practice knowledge. Following closure of institutions during the 1990s, occupational therapists were challenged by relocation to community-based, multidisciplinary environments. Occupation again emerged as the central concept of community living. The study concludes that occupational therapy has a quiet, yet consistent role within the changing environment of mental health practice. Gender, social views and practice environments are significant influences on the evolution of occupation as a core of practice.
Municipal authorities and agencies around the world are striving to place their cities on the road to sustainability. Cities, as very complex entities, offer a constant interaction between people, resources and the environment. This makes strategic planning demanding and difficult. This book, written by worldwide specialists from Canada, India, Italy, Palestine, Peru, Spain and the Netherlands, is a guide to establishing a city on a sustainable path. It addresses sustainable urban planning issues by breaking the city down to its main components. The authors analyze and discuss such topics as: urban social and economic factors, including immigration and cultural integration, the gender component, the formation of slums, and social indicators the interaction of the city with the environment, including the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) urban and regional economics, including specialization and dependency, asset management, and community facilities the relationship of a city within its region urban planning, including urban sprawl and core revitalization housing and relocation, including such concepts as community participation degradation and measures to reverse this situation energy needs, transportation management, basic infrastructural services, the generation and disposal of waste, and water in the region a city&#8217;s preparedness, including risk analysis and contingency plans urban reconstruction after disasters The concluding chapters provide a &#8216;what to do and how to do it&#8217; practical roadmap for implementing a sustainability program. 'This volume belongs in the library of every serious city planner and policy-maker committed to building a future that works for us all.' Mathis Wackernagel, Global Footprint Network
In the discourse on information and communications technologies (ICTs), the focus has been on the, sometimes negative, relocation of jobs from the developed world. This book focuses, instead, on the positive aspects of the introduction of ICTs and shows how they can empower women and make a difference in today's uneven development process. It illustrates, with case studies from Argentina, Morocco, India, Malaysia and the Philippines, how economic empowerment can change the position of women within their families and workplaces. This book shows how to: - distinguish between liberal and neo-liberal theoretical paradigms while analyzing `informational capitalism'; - interrogate the silence and ambiguity among scholars and practitioners regarding gender equality, ICTs and human development; - avoid imposing canons of Western feminism in assessing the benefits of e-trade in societies where social norms are different; and - incorporate feminist principles of inclusion, user-developer interaction and transparency while designing ICT initiatives. Gender and the Digital Economy is an excellent resource for academic researchers, NGOs and industry analysists in the field of international development communication.
Expatriate Identities in Postcolonial Organizations offers a timely and contemporary discussion of the role of organizations in maintaining or challenging structures and cultures based on racism and discrimination. It offers a key exploration of the relations between whiteness, identity and organization in migratory contexts. It delves into the experiences of expatriates in Hong Kong and the ways in which new identities are constructed in the destinations of migration by exploring the renegotiation of white identities and racialized relationships, and the extent to which colonial imaginations still inform contemporary organizations. By drawing on existing theoretical and empirical material on post-colonialism, identity-making, privileged migration, relocation, transnational work and organizations, this volume brings disparate discussions together in a new and accessible way. It will appeal to a range of sociology scholars as well as to those working in the fields of migration, gender studies, and cultural geography.
While interest in migration flows is ever-growing, this has mostly concentrated on disadvantaged migrants moving from developing to Western industrialised countries. In contrast, Euro-American mobile professionals are only now becoming an emergent research topic. Similarly, debates on the connections between gender and migration rarely consider these kind of migrants. This volume fills these gaps by investigating impact of relocation on gender and family relations among today's transnational professionals.