Gravity and Levity

The Philosophy of Paradox
Author: Alan McGlashan
Publisher: Daimon
ISBN: 3856305483
Category: Psychology
Page: 164
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As the title suggests, this book addresses its subjects with wit and with weight, as the author brings the latest insights of contemporary physics into the perspective of an everyday life that is shown to be full of paradox. We can only come to terms with life if we accept that there are no final answers, and that unconscious processes are just as relevant as conscious ones. Reality cannot be anything but paradoxical, and our attitude to this fact has much to do with our state of being.

Light Elements

Essays in Science from Gravity to Levity
Author: Judith Stone
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345366085
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Essays discuss global warming, gorilla communication, pets, insects, mummification, jukeboxes, revenge, aversion responses, fertility, dentistry, chocolate, inventions, velcro, proverbs, and punctuation

The Art of Acting

BODY - SOUL - SPIRIT - WORD: A Practical and Spiritual Guide
Author: Dawn Langman
Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
ISBN: 1906999597
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 324
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This book will be invaluable to teachers, acting students and practitioners alike. Langman’s inspired methods, fed by some 45 years of teaching and practice, ensure the highest outcomes for the integration of voice, speech and language as a central ingredient of the actor’s craft. She is the most unique and brilliant master teacher in this area I have ever encountered.’ – Rosalba Clemente, Head of Acting, Drama Centre, Flinders University ‘A rite de passage – working with Langman’s book is an initiation into the practice of “Future Theatre”.’ – Dr Jane Gilmer, Assistant Professor of Drama, VPA, National Institute of Education, Singapore A remarkable achievement that communicates a lifetime of teaching artistry with grace and depth, and, most significantly, reveals the profound spiritual impulses at the heart of Michael Chekhov’s original impulse. A gift for the generations.’ – Dr Diane Caracciolo, Associate Professor of Educational Theatre, Adelphi University Over the past decades there has been a resurgence of interest in Chekhov’s acting technique. The original publishers of his fundamental text, To the Actor, removed most of the author’s references to Rudolf Steiner, but recent studies acknowledge Chekhov’s personal interest in anthroposophy as the source of his artistic inspiration. Dawn Langman explores the fundamentals of Chekhov’s psycho-physical technique and the metaphysical principles on which it is based. She examines this technique in relation to the specific challenges and gifts provided by the actor’s constitution of body, soul and spirit, and in the context of the canon of great poetic and dramatic texts – illuminated by Steiner’s insights into humanity’s evolving consciousness. The Art of Acting lays the foundation for the second and third books in her series, in which Langman explores Rudolf Steiner’s art of speech and its integration with Michael Chekhov’s methodology. Together, these books offer a contemporary, spiritually-enlivened path of development for the actor, in which the combined insights of Steiner and Chekhov lead to new possibilities for the performing arts.

Politische Philosophie und die Herausforderung der Offenbarungsreligion

Author: Heinrich Meier
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406654754
Category: Political Science
Page: 236
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Die Offenbarungsreligion fordert die Philosophie theologisch und politisch heraus. Ihr Wahrheitsanspruch und ihre Gehorsamsforderung widerstreiten dem Recht und der Notwendigkeit der Philosophie, die auf freies, rückhaltloses Fragen gegründet ist. Sowenig der Autor die Philosophie als eine akademische Disziplin begreift, so wenig versteht er die Politische Philosophie als ein Feld im Garten der Philosophie. Sie ist vielmehr, so lautet seine These, eine besondere Wendung, eine Änderung der Blick- und Fragerichtung, die einen Unterschied im Ganzen macht. Denn die Philosophie bedarf zu ihrer rationalen Begründung und politischen Verteidigung der Besinnung auf die Bedingungen ihrer Existenz und der Auseinandersetzung mit ihrer anspruchsvollsten Alternative. Heinrich Meier, einer der besten Kenner von Jean-Jacques Rousseau und Leo Strauss, entfaltet den Streit, von dem dieses Buch handelt, in exemplarischen Auslegungen zweier Meisterwerke der Politischen Philosophie: Im Dialog mit Gedanken über Machiavelli, dem komplexesten und kontroversesten Traktat von Strauss, und in einer neuen Deutung der berühmtesten Schrift Rousseaus, Vom gesellschaftlichen Vertrag, des modernen Gegenentwurfs zur Theokratie in allen ihren Erscheinungsformen.

Longevity Now

A Comprehensive Approach to Healthy Hormones, Detoxification, Super Immunity, Reversing Calcification, and Total Rejuvenation
Author: David Wolfe
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583946314
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 416
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Lose weight, boost your immunity, cleanse your blood and organs, and live longer and happier with this comprehensive five-part approach created by leading nutrition and raw food authority David Wolfe. In Longevity Now, Wolfe exposes the number-one cause of all degenerative illness and aging: calcification. Caused by an excess of calcium and the presence of nanobacteria, calcification can be found in some degree in virtually every adult and even some children. It leads to a plethora of illnesses and manifests as achy joints, hardened arteries, cellulite, cysts, kidney stones, gallstones, dental plaque, cataracts, and bone spurs, among many other health problems. By breaking down calcification and removing parasites, heavy metals, and other "unwanted guests" from your system, you can reverse the aging process and eliminate the prospect of degenerative disease from your future. Part 1 of the Longevity Now Program focuses on supplements to dissolve the buildup of calcium in your system, leading to freer movement, a clearer head, and a lighter step. Part 2 focuses on boosting your immunity, using a variety of supplements to make your body as resilient as possible. Part 3 focuses on rejuvenating each and every cell of your body with nutrient-packed supplements and superfoods. Part 4 focuses on using special electromagnetic grounding technologies to eliminate parasites and reconnect you with the rhythmic cycles of Earth's energy field. Part 5 focuses on deep-tissue bodywork and yoga, so that you can move blocked energy around and break up stagnation in typically unaccessed parts of the body. In addition to all this, Wolfe offers abundant additional information to help you more fully live the Longevity Now lifestyle, such as foods to avoid, healthful alternative sweeteners, delicious recipes, and more tips and tricks to keep you on the path of rejuvenation, radiant health, and full-throttle vitality. From the Hardcover edition.

The Spiritual Chemyst, or Divine Meditations on Several Subjects

Author: William Spurstowe
Publisher: Puritan Publications
ISBN: 1938721284
Category: Religion
Page: 263
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This unique work is a 60 day puritan devotional. It houses 60 short meditations on various subjects that pull in both scripture and spiritual insight into their biblical comparisons; like the morning dew that is likened to the grace of God that descends in bounty each day for the good of his people. Spurstowe spent years developing these 60 devotional readings which cover everything from grace, to holiness, to justification, prayer, diligence, redemption and the majesty of God. The entries are continually magnificent in their employment of God’s grace and the work of Jesus Christ. In the preface, the original publisher said that such writings of Spurstowe were “holy flights of the soul” reaching up to heaven to taste of Christ at the right hand of God the Father. This is a rare puritan gem that should not be missed! This work is not a scan or facsimile, has been carefully transcribed by hand being made easy to read in modern English, and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.

Surprised by Laughter Revised and Updated

The Comic World of C.S. Lewis
Author: Terry Lindvall
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1595554793
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 496
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For C. S. Lewis, merriment was serious business, and like no book before it, Surprised by Laughter explains why. Author Terry Lindvall takes readers on a highly amusing and deeply meaningful journey through the life and letters of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers. As Lindvall shows, the unique magic of Lewis's approach was his belief that explosive and infectious joy dwells deep in the heart of Christian faith. Readers can never fully understand Lewis, his life or his legacy until they learn to laugh with him.

Someone Traveling

Author: Jane Nicholson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467034770
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 212
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The collection of personal essays, Someone Traveling, chronicles one life unfolding in the aftermath of murder. Each of the essays tells a story that crosses internal and external boundaries like acts of grieving do. Grieving consciously and unconsciously, the widow travels. Someone Traveling is a name borrowed in order to relate stories about all sorts of travel from short jaunts for local color to metaphorical outings on the displacements and harbors of loss. Someone Traveling tells of experiments in travel rather than well thought-out itinerary or once-for-all arriving. How to account for the displacements wrought by murder--self, home, wandering/staying put, healing, memory, intention, myth/history--and what to make of all this transformation? From nearly the first moment, the notes of intimacy in grieving the lover lay the ground for everything else. And although intruders like publicity trouble her grieving, somehow the traveler abides in intimacy. In these essays, the widow goes to this place and that, quite uncharted, to do what was never before required by her. The traveler meets allies she never thought to know before. New intimacies, made-up intimacies abound. The first of these is found in healing sessions. The intensely intimate register of the personal essay proves supple enough for telling of being lost like an out-of-reach memory as well as for creating connection like a new set of nerves. In this collection, intimate stuff, inner stuff is celebrated as the stuff we all know something about. In intimacy, we find commonalities and particularities to excavate for knowing ourselves and others and for reconciling with the world.

The Art of Porosity

Freeing Experience Through Tactile Imagination
Author: Andrew Franck
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465320466
Category: Psychology
Page: 235
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Radically diminished through abstractions and thoughtlessness that abandon the essence of what makes us whole, the meaning of experience nevertheless is readying for a rebirth. By an intimate attention to thinking, the powers of feeling, imagination, spirit, identity and will, The Art of Porosity invites us to see through the opacity of our intellect into a world of vital contact with the motives of cosmic unfolding. Despite the forces and tendencies inimical to healthy evolution, The Art of Porosity explores, weaves and assembles a profound potential for demonstrating Imagination, empowering experience to freely access a self-corrective process of play for creation and for our future.

Dictionarium Britannicum, Or, A More Compleat Universal Etymological English Dictionary Than Any Extant

Containing Not Only the Words, and Their Explication, But Their Etymologies ... Also Explaining Hard and Technical Words ... Illustrated with Near Five Hundred Cuts ... Likewise a Collection and Explanation of Words and Phrases Us'd in Our Antient Charters, Statutes, Writs ... Also the ... Mythology of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, &c. ... to which is Added a Collection of Proper Names of Persons and Places in Great-Britain ...
Author: Nathan Bailey
Publisher: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 818
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Author: Aristotle
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 1959

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Eclectic Notes

Or, Notes of Discussions on Religious Topics at the Meetings of the Eclectic Society, London. During the Years 1798-1814
Author: John Henry Pratt
Publisher: N.A
Category: Theology
Page: 543
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History of Political Philosophy

Author: Leo Strauss,Joseph Cropsey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226924718
Category: Philosophy
Page: 980
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This volume provides an unequaled introduction to the thought of chief contributors to the Western tradition of political philosophy from classical Greek antiquity to the twentieth century. Written by specialists on the various philosophers, this third edition has been expanded significantly to include both new and revised essays.

Man Or Matter

Author: Ernst Lehrs
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9780854404308
Category: Religion
Page: 544
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Now a classic, this is the fundamental text for those seeking a "Spiritual Understanding of Nature on the Basis of Goethe's Method of Training Observation and Thought." Working out of a detailed history of science, Lehrs reveals to the reader not only how science has been inescapably led to the illusions it holds today, but more importantly, how the reader may correct in himself these misconceptions brought into his world view through modern education.