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Sailing home : using the wisdom of Homer's Odyssey to navigate life's perils and pitfalls

Author: Norman Fischer
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Reveals the universal lessons that can be found in the epic, explaining how Odysseus's struggles can teach readers about living a life of purpose, managing dynamic relationships, and distinguishing between truth and deception.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Fischer
ISBN: 9781416560210 1416560211
OCLC Number: 190784911
Description: x, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The sea of stories --
The paradox of return --
Waiting --
Speak your grief --
False stories --
Leaving home --
A mentor's path to enlightenment --
Practice with the body --
Working with disaster, pleasure, and time --
The lotus eaters : remembering to practice --
Being nobody --
Fatigue --
Circe, or desire --
The land of the dead --
The siren call --
Impossible choices : Scylla and Charybdis --
Sleep --
Reveal yourself --
Love's risk --
On the threshold --
Laertes, or forgiveness --
Peace.
Responsibility: Norman Fischer.
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In the tradition of "How Proust Can Change Your Life," this work reveals the universal lessons and profound personal guidance within Homer's classic Greek epic, "The Odyssey."  Read more...

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""Sailing Home" is delightful and insightful. Reflecting on the wanderings of the wily Odysseus in light of the wisdom of the Zen tradition is surprisingly relevant to the modern heroic journey. The Read more...

 
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