Author: Peter Kingsley
Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
Category: Philosophy
Page: 591
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The mystical tradition that lies at the root of Western culture and the magic of the ancient masters of wisdom who laid the foundations for the world we now live in are introduced in this book. Containing lost and forgotten ancient Greek texts in modern t

Black Sabbath's Master of Reality

Author: John Darnielle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441104046
Category: Music
Page: 112
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Black Sabbath's Master of Reality has maintained remarkable historical status over several generations; it's a touchstone for the directionless, and common coin for young men and women who've felt excluded from the broader cultural economy. John Darnielle hears it through the ears of Roger Painter, a young adult locked in a southern California adolescent psychiatric center in 1985; deprived of his Walkman and hungry for comfort, he explains Black Sabbath as one might describe air to a fish, or love to an android, hoping to convince his captors to give him back his tapes.

The Trouble with Reality

A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time
Author: Brooke Gladstone
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1523502622
Category: Philosophy
Page: 96
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Every week on the public radio show On the Media, the award-winning journalist Brooke Gladstone analyzes the media and how it shapes our perceptions of the world. Now, from her front-row perch on the day’s events, Gladstone brings her genius for making insightful, unexpected connections to help us understand what she calls—and what so many of us can acknowledge having—“trouble with reality.” Reality, as she shows us, was never what we thought it was—there is always a bubble, people are always subjective and prey to stereotypes. And that makes reality actually more vulnerable than we ever thought. Enter Donald J. Trump and his team of advisors. For them, as she writes, lying is the point. The more blatant the lie, the easier it is to hijack reality and assert power over the truth. Drawing on writers as diverse as Hannah Arendt, Walter Lippmann, Philip K. Dick, and Jonathan Swift, she dissects this strategy, straight out of the authoritarian playbook, and shows how the Trump team mastered it, down to the five types of tweets that Trump uses to distort our notions of what’s real and what’s not. And she offers hope. There is meaningful action, a time-tested treatment for moral panic. And there is also the inevitable reckoning. History tells us we can count on it. Brief and bracing, The Trouble with Reality shows exactly why so many of us didn’t see it coming, and how we can recover both our belief in reality—and our sanity.

Quantum Reality

Beyond the New Physics
Author: Nick Herbert
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 030780674X
Category: Science
Page: 288
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This clearly explained layman's introduction to quantum physics is an accessible excursion into metaphysics and the meaning of reality. Herbert exposes the quantum world and the scientific and philosophical controversy about its interpretation.

The Magic of Reality

How We Know What's Really True
Author: Richard Dawkins,Dave McKean
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451675046
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 272
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The best-selling author of The God Delusion and the artist of such award-winning graphic novels as Wizard and Glass address key scientific questions previously explained by rich mythologies, from the evolution of the first humans and the life cycle of stars to the principles of a rainbow and the origins of the universe. 150,000 first printing.

The Dance of Reality

A Psychomagical Autobiography
Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620552825
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 424
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A glimpse into the mind and life of one of the most creative and enigmatic visionaries of our time, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky • Retraces the spiritual and mystical path Jodorowsky has followed since childhood, vividly repainting events from the perspective of an unleashed imagination • Explores the development of the author’s psychomagic and metagenealogy practices via his realization that all problems are rooted in the family tree • Includes photos from Jodorowsky’s appearance at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and from the film based on this book, which debuted at Cannes Retracing the spiritual and mystical path he has followed since childhood, Alejandro Jodorowsky re-creates the incredible adventure of his life as an artist, filmmaker, writer, and therapist--all stages on his quest to push back the boundaries of both imagination and reason. Not a traditional autobiography composed of a chronological recounting of memories, The Dance of Reality repaints events from Jodorowsky’s life from the perspective of an unleashed imagination. Like the psychomagic and metagenealogy therapies he created, this autobiography exposes the mythic models and family templates upon which the events of everyday life are founded. It reveals the development of Jodorowsky’s realization that all problems are rooted in the family tree and explains, through vivid examples from his own life, particularly interactions with his father and mother, how the individual’s road to true fulfillment means casting off the phantoms projected by parents on their children. The Dance of Reality is autobiography as an act of healing. Through the retelling of his own life, the author shows we do not start off with our own personalities, they are given to us by one or more members of our family tree. To be born into a family, Jodorowsky says, is to be possessed. To peer back into our past is equivalent to digging into our own souls. If we can dig deep enough, beyond familial projections, we shall find an inner light--a light that can help us through life’s most difficult tests. Offering a glimpse into the mind and life of one of the most creative and enigmatic visionaries of our time, The Dance of Reality is the book upon which Jodorowsky’s critically acclaimed 2013 Cannes Film Festival film of the same name was based.

Infinite Reality

Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution
Author: Jim Blascovich,Jeremy Bailenson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006204169X
Category: Science
Page: 320
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“Enough with speculation about our digital future. Infinite Reality is the straight dope on what is and isn’t happening to us right now, from two of the only scientists working on the boundaries between real life and its virtual extensions.” —Douglas Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed How achievable are the virtual experiences seen in The Matrix, Tron, and James Cameron’s Avatar? Do our brains know where “reality” ends and “virtual” begins? In Infinite Reality, Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson, two pioneering experts in the field of virtual reality, reveal how the human brain behaves in virtual environments and examine where radical new developments in digital technology will lead us in five, fifty, and five hundred years.

What is Reality?

Author: Ervin Laszlo with Alexander Laszlo, Foreword by Deepak Chopra and Introduction by Stanislav Grof
Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1590793994
Page: N.A
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Playing and Reality

Author: D. W. Winnicott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135070938
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
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What are the origins of creativity and how can we develop it - whether within ourselves or in others? Not only does Playing and Reality address these questions, it also tackles many more that surround the fundamental issue of the individual self and its relationship with the outside world. In this landmark book of twentieth-century psychology, Winnicott shows the reader how, through the attentive nurturing of creativity from the earliest years, every individual has the opportunity to enjoy a rich and rewarding cultural life. Today, as the 'hothousing' and testing of children begins at an ever-younger age, Winnicott's classic text is a more urgent and topical read than ever before.

The Hidden Reality

Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
Author: Brian Greene
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307595250
Category: Science
Page: 384
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The bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos tackles perhaps the most mind-bending question in modern physics and cosmology: Is our universe the only universe? There was a time when "universe" meant all there is. Everything. Yet, a number of theories are converging on the possibility that our universe may be but one among many parallel universes populating a vast multiverse. Here, Briane Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a breathtaking journey to a multiverse comprising an endless series of big bangs, a multiverse with duplicates of every one of us, a multiverse populated by vast sheets of spacetime, a multiverse in which all we consider real are holographic illusions, and even a multiverse made purely of math--and reveals the reality hidden within each. Using his trademark wit and precision, Greene presents a thrilling survey of cutting-edge physics and confronts the inevitable question: How can fundamental science progress if great swaths of reality lie beyond our reach? The Hidden Reality is a remarkable adventure through a world more vast and strange than anything we could have imagined.

Virtual reality

Author: Howard Rheingold
Publisher: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 415
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Discusses a new interactive computer technology that creates the illusion of being immersed in an artificial world that exists only in the computer, and examines the remarkable future implications of virtual reality technology

Reality Is Broken

Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
Author: Jane McGonigal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475492
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
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A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness. With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks, should games be used for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking book, she shows how we can leverage the power of games to fix what is wrong with the real world-from social problems like depression and obesity to global issues like poverty and climate change-and introduces us to cutting-edge games that are already changing the business, education, and nonprofit worlds. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality Is Broken shows that the future will belong to those who can understand, design, and play games. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Remaking Reality

U.S. Documentary Culture after 1945
Author: Sara Blair,Joseph B. Entin,Franny Nudelman
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469638703
Category: History
Page: 264
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After World War II, U.S. documentarians engaged in a rigorous rethinking of established documentary practices and histories. Responding to the tumultuous transformations of the postwar era--the atomic age, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the emergence of the environmental movement, immigration and refugee crises, student activism, the globalization of labor, and the financial collapse of 2008--documentary makers increasingly reconceived reality as the site of social conflict and saw their work as instrumental to struggles for justice. Examining a wide range of forms and media, including sound recording, narrative journalism, drawing, photography, film, and video, this book is a daring interdisciplinary study of documentary culture and practice from 1945 to the present. Essays by leading scholars across disciplines collectively explore the activist impulse of documentarians who not only record reality but also challenge their audiences to take part in reality's remaking. In addition to the editors, the volume's contributors include Michael Mark Cohen, Grace Elizabeth Hale, Matthew Frye Jacobson, Jonathan Kahana, Leigh Raiford, Rebecca M. Schreiber, Noah Tsika, Laura Wexler, and Daniel Worden.


Author: Alison Stein
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598586025
Category: Self-Help
Page: 544
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We would all like the world to become a better place. Laws and programs are helpful and are designed with good intentions, but there’s only so much they can do. It really comes down to each person doing his part to live life as problem-free as possible for him. Since no one is an island unto himself, anyone’s lack of personal responsibility or good ethics affects others – whether just those close to him or the general population. We all hope to live a happy life. However, hoping is not the most effective way to ensure you reach that very important goal. Instead of relying on the remote possibility of consistent GOOD LUCK, learn how to consider, prepare for, and optimally handle nearly every situation you might encounter in life to ensure that you reap rewards for the efforts you have to expend to live either way. Discover how you can become a more knowledgeable, resilient and worthwhile contributor to society by improving your own life! Feel earned pride and deserved respect at any socioeconomic level. Learn how to create the optimal circumstances in areas of your life such as: RELATIONSHIPS, FINANCES, SELF-CARE, SEX, DRUGS, LAWS, RAISING CHILDREN, and more. Lead by example and make your life as problem-free as it can be. Then encourage others to do the same. One-by-one *AND* with detailed information on how to do it, WE CAN make the world a better place. Best wishes and thank you for doing your part. Even more gratitude if you encourage others to do the same. We can do this.

Prosthetic Reality

A Collection of Augmented Reality Art
Author: Sutu
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780646963815
Page: 50
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45 artists from around the world were invited to explore the possibilities of Augmented Reality Art: An art form that allows digital art to superimpose physical art. The book is both a showcase of the art form and a historical document that captures the first wave of Augmented Reality Artists.


Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics
Author: Peter Loptson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802048165
Category: Philosophy
Page: 305
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Explores some of the major topics in metaphysics, such as essence, existence, substance, purpose, space, time, mind, causality, God, freedom, and the possibilities of immortality. An excellent companion to metaphysical studies.

Learning Virtual Reality

Developing Immersive Experiences and Applications for Desktop, Web, and Mobile
Author: Tony Parisi
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 149192280X
Page: 166
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As virtual reality approaches mainstream consumer use, a vibrant development ecosystem has emerged in the past few years. This hands-on guide takes you through VR development essentials for desktop, mobile, and browser-based applications. You’ll explore the three go-to platforms—OculusVR, Gear VR, and Cardboard VR—as well as several VR development environments, programming tools, and techniques. If you’re an experienced programmer familiar with mobile development, this book will help you gain a working knowledge of VR development through clear and simple examples. Once you create a complete application in the final chapter, you’ll have a jumpstart on the next major entertainment medium. Learn VR basics for UI design, 3D graphics, and stereo rendering Explore Unity3D, the current development choice among game engines Create native applications for desktop computers with the Oculus Rift Develop mobile applications for Samsung’s Gear VR with the Android and Oculus Mobile SDKs Build browser-based applications with the WebVR Javascript API and WebGL Create simple and affordable mobile apps for any smartphone with Google’s Cardboard VR Bring everything together to build a 360-degree panoramic photo viewer

The Journal of Curious Letters

Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416991522
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 506
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Thirteen-year-old Atticus "Tick" Higginbottom begins receiving mysterious letters from around the world signed only "M.G.," and the clues contained therein lead him on a journey to the perilous 13th Reality and a confrontation with evil Mistress Jane.