For a number of years now, one of my favorite resources of inspirational materials has been the Special Ideas* magazine and webweb page. It is the brainstorm of Justice St. Rain--artist, writer, philosopher and also activist, not to cite businessman, father, husband and also Bahá"í.The catalog does list thousands of books from most of the Bahá"í publishers, and also others, many kind of of interest to anyone who is in search of means to enhance mental and spiroutine wellness, help someone else feel better, or combat the rampant materialism approximately them. Besides the booklist, there are study guides, games, children"s fiction and non-fiction, self assist topics, as well as prayer publications and teaching materials. Really, it is a veritable smorgasbord of information, impetus and simply ordinary fun.
For Bahá"ís, tright here are prayer beads and jewelry and also t-shirts and also dogtags, photos, bumper sticker labels and greeting cards.
There are additionally displays, pamphallows, flags, bookmarks, sticker labels, buttons & magnets, tote bags, posters and balloons, all depicting ideals that appeal to everyone. "No Room in my Heart for Prejudice," "Unity in Diversity," "We Are Flowers of One Garden," "Every Child is a Brilliant Star," "World Citizen," "We R 1 Family," "Peace Be With You," "God"s Love Has Many Names," and also my individual favorite: "Stand Back! I"m Changing the World." Tbelow are likewise a number of publications expected specifically to serve mantype, a gift to the world. For instance, a booklet designed particularly for Bahá"í individuals and also areas to offer to hospitals, the Book of Comfort & Healing. The blurb in the brochure claims, "First and also forethe majority of, these bookallows will certainly be a resource of comfort and also healing for thousands of distressed patients and their families, regardless of their religious background…. Second, the 200 short prayers and quotations from many kind of Faiths are a tangible demonstration of the widespread foundation of all religions." Apparently within the initially few weeks it was obtainable "…over seven thousand copies were purchased by chalevels at over 50 significant hospitals in some 25 says...bereason the medical community recognizes the truth that the population is becoming even more and also more varied. This booklet helps healers accomplish the spiritual requirements of a wide range of patients…" ibid
I like the mini-publications. They make nice presents and also are an inexpensive way to share hope and love. Tright here are presently ten different titles, of which I especially choose, Wings of Prayer, which is powerful assistance for woguys, Why We Have Hope, what the Bahá"í Writings need to say on various current issues, The Ocean of Healing, for anyone dealing with wellness troubles, The Secret of Happiness, for once someone is feeling dvery own or even more interested in spirituality than religious beliefs, and also One Light Many type of Lamps, which mirrors exactly how all the different faiths are connected.Special Ideas has actually website, or an 800 number, and also sends a catalog out a couple times a year, if you desire one. The catalog has grvery own via the agency, and the latest one hits 64 pperiods of excellent stuff!
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