Soul of the Age

Author: Paul Hemenway Altrocchi, MD
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 149174345X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 472
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The greatest cultural mystery in the Western World is, Who wrote the plays and sonnets published under the pen name of William Shakespeare? For reasons of monarchial succession, greed and power, Robert Cecil, Queen Elizabeth s chief counselor, forced Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, to use a pseudonym for his great works. De Vere chose the pen name William Shakespeare. Because of his similar name, Cecil selected Will Shakspere of Stratford-on-Avon as the fraudulent front man. Poor choice: Shakspere was uneducated, never owned a book, never traveled abroad, knew no foreign languages and could not read or write. Because of the tenacious grip of Conventional Wisdom, professors of English still believe Cecil s hoax 400 years later, clinging futilely to their Stratford Man despite abundant evidence against their illogical theory. "Soul of the Age" contains 28 high-quality articles by a remarkable new generation of authorship experts who clearly establish de Vere as Shakespeare and annihilate the illiterate Will Shakspere s candidacy. Hugh Trevor-Roper, Professor of History, Oxford University, 1962: Armies of scholars, formidably equipped, have examined all the documents which could possibly contain at least a mention of his (Shakespeare s) name. One hundredth part of this labour applied to one of his insignificant contemporaries would be sufficient to produce a substantial biography. And yet the greatest of all Englishmen, after this tremendous inquisition, still remains so close a mystery that even his identity can still be doubted . . . During his lifetime nobody claimed to know him. Not a single tribute was paid to him at his death. As far as the records go, he was uneducated, had no literary friends, possessed at his death no books, and could not write. It is true, six of his signatures have been found, all spelt differently; but they are so ill-formed that some graphologists suppose the hand to have been guided. Except for these signatures, no syllable of writing by Shakespeare [Shakspere] has been identified . . . Such is the best the historians can do. Clearly it is not enough. It may be the shell: it is not the man. "

Soul of the Age

The Life, Mind and World of William Shakespeare
Author: Jonathan Bate
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141917768
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 512
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How did plague turn Shakespeare from a jobbing hack into a courtly poet? How did Bottom's dream rewrite the Bible? How did Shakespeare's plays lead to the deaths of an earl and a king? And why was he the one dramatist of his generation never to be imprisoned? Weaving a dazzling tapestry of Elizabethan beliefs and obsessions, private passions and political intrigues, Soul of the Age leads us on an exhilarating tour of the extraordinary, colourful and often violent world that shaped and informed Shakespeare's thinking. Written by one of the world's leading experts, it combines almost everything there is to know about the man and his work in one sensational narrative, and brings us closer than ever to understanding what being Shakespeare was actually like.

Soul of the Age

Selected Letters of Hermann Hesse, 1891-1962
Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466835192
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 347
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Throughout his life, Herman Hesse was a devoted letter writer. He corresponded, not just with friends and family, but also with his readers. From his letters home from the seminary at age fourteen, to his last letters, written days before his death at eighty-five, this selection gives a sense of the author of some of the most widely read books of the century.

Soul of the Sea

In the Age of the Algorithm
Author: Nishan Degnarain,Greg Stone
Publisher: Leetes Island Books
ISBN: 9780918172624
Page: 128
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SOUL OF THE SEA IN THE AGE OF THE ALGORITHM draws upon the fields of science, economics and business strategy to chart the future of humankind’s relationship to the ocean. The underlying principle is that a healthy ocean provides the basis for a prosperous world, and that oceans have been largely ignored as a driver of human well-being until now. Ocean health has been in an serious state of decline for the past 100 years from a range of pressures including human population growth, energy consumption and use of natural resources. We will exceed our planetary boundaries, the resources and environmental conditions we need to exist, within the next century if we do not change. This message is not new. What is new about this book is that the solutions lie not only in traditional resource conservation management, but in new fields of technology, governance and innovation.

Age of the Soul

A New Way of Living from Your Soul
Author: Jason Nelson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984828555
Page: 300
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Age of the Soul: A New Way of Living from Your Soul is your transformative guide to a new way of living from the unlimited power of your soul. It shows us how spirituality and our perspective of life are evolving and what this world is becoming. God speaks directly to you, the reader, showing us how suffering is a choice we make and how we can change this world to peace, love and harmony in one generation. Age of the Soul helps you enhance healing, intuition, relationships, visions and spiritual communication. Topics addressed include soul-based living, chakras, channeling, children, prophecy and The Exchange: an evolved practice of soul-to-soul communion. Learn The Five Accomplishments to heal limiting beliefs and emotional blocks, become one with your soul and God, and experience enlightenment. You will strengthen, enliven and align all facets of your life with your soul. Whether you are becoming acquainted with spirituality or have been on 'the path', you will leap forward. Jason Nelson is a defining voice of soul-based living. For over a decade he has helped thousands of people through his international programs connect more deeply with their soul to heal, channel, intuit and manifest their life purpose. His books, including Age of the Soul and Empower Our Children, bring you a direct experience with God, whereby, the simple act of reading them helps you to begin noticing the spiritual forces in your life even more. "My soul was activated on my twenty-fifth birthday. God's presence filled me and words that weren't mine poured onto a journal, revealing universal lessons, prophecies and my purpose. God asked me to help humanity discover the true power of their souls. I said yes... and years later, I was asked to write this book using the same process of divine communication. This book helps me daily to deepen my own connection with God and my soul. Your life will be forever changed " Jason Nelson

Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain

Why Medication Isn't Enough
Author: Elio Frattaroli
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140254891
Category: Psychology
Page: 464
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Arguing that pharmaceutical remedies are not the appropriate path to mental health or happiness, the author, a practicing psychiatrist, argues for a more psycho-spiritual approach to the search for a more fulfilling, soul-satisfying life. Reprint.

Technology in American Drama, 1920-1950

Soul and Society in the Age of the Machine
Author: Dennis G. Jerz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313321726
Category: Drama
Page: 167
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This study explores the relationship between humans and machines during an age when technology became increasingly domesticated and accepted as an index to the American dream. The marriage between dramatic art and dramatic technology stems from the physical realities of staging and from the intimate connection of technology with human labor inside and outside the household. This book examines how American dramatists of the 1920s drew upon European Expressionism and innovative staging techniques to develop their characters and themes, and how later playwrights, such as Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, established the American dramatic canon when technology had become a conventional and integral component of domestic life. Technology in American Drama, 1920-1950, explores the relationship between humans and machines during an age when technology became increasingly domesticated and accepted as an index to the American dream. The marriage between dramatic art and dramatic technology stems from both the physical realities of staging and the intimate connection of technology with human labor inside and outside the household. Technology shapes and defines the values of the soul, individually and collectively, in addition to producing the external environment in which people live. This book studies how playwrights of the era reflected the changing role of technology in American society. Drawing on the experiments of European Expressionism, American dramatists of the 1920s found new techniques for developing character and theme, along with innovative staging devices, such as the threatening machines in Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine, Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, and Eugene O'Neill's Dynamo. By the time Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller established the canon of American drama, technology was no longer an impersonal force to be resisted, but a conventional and integral component of domestic life. In examining these dramatists and their works, this book provides an insightful analysis of a largely neglected topic.


Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc.
Author: Skye Jethani
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780802416193
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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How do you measure a pastor? Not long ago, ministers were among the most trusted and admired people in our culture. But not anymore. Recent studies reveal that Americans' admiration for clergy has reached an all-time low. In response to this trend, some pastors have subconsciously looked to emulate those who are praised by the culture, such as business leaders, entertainers, and social activists. This has led to a new understanding of what a minister should be. Immeasurable calls pastors back to the biblical ideal. Through short essays and reflections on the pastor's soul and skills, this book will help prospective pastors explore their calling--and veteran pastors to reframe it. Drawing on cultural dynamics, personal stories, and his own experience in ministry and with church leaders, Skye Jethani will address matters like ambition, anger, community, consumerism, fame, health, justice, platform, preaching, rest, simplicity, success, vision, and more. Immeasurable is for any pastor who wants to shepherd faithfully.

American Popular Music: The age of rock

Author: Timothy E. Scheurer
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879724689
Category: Music
Page: 267
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Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll. Articles explore the theoretical dimensions of popular music studies; the music of the nineteenth century; and the role of black Americans in the evolution of popular music. Also included—the music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, swing, the blues, the influences of W. S. Gilbert and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and changes in lyric writing styles from the nineteenth century to the rock era.

Reimagining the Soul

Afterlife in the Age of Matter
Author: Douglas M. Stokes
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786477075
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 216
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This book explores conceptions of the soul and the afterlife that are consistent with the findings of modern science. It approaches these subjects from many different angles: religious, philosophical, scientific, poetic, humorous, quasi-scientific, and even pseudoscientific (just to be fair). Many possible afterlives are examined, including physical resurrection (whether supernatural, biological or cybernetic in form), reincarnation, participation in a dream-like world or collective mind, and the persistence of recycling centers of pure consciousness. Philosophical, scientific and religious doctrines regarding the relationship between conscious minds and physical matter are reviewed. Centers of consciousness likely exist at many different hierarchical levels, from elementary particles, single neurons and organisms all the way up to supra-individual entities such as ant colonies or deities. Empirical evidence bearing on the nature of the soul and the afterlife is also reviewed, including that amassed by parapsychologists suggesting that some personality elements may survive death (as in the case of children who report memories of previous lives). The findings of modern neuroscience suggest that you cannot take it all (or even much of it) with you but you can at least take you with you.

Neptune and the Final Phase of the Piscean Age

Author: Sioux Rose
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595778240
Category: Philosophy
Page: 250
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This volume functions as two books in one. An "astrologer's reference" it delineates Neptune's conjunctions with planets from the birth chart. Additionally since the astrologer is trained to step outside the temporal context to understand the magnitude of stories inlaid into the rhythm structures of time its perspective is valuable as mankind faces a chaotic transition. The ancient Greeks personified the planetary personae through myth. Neptune, the deceiver, presides over the final phase of the Piscean Age as deception, delusion, and duplicity threaten the great verities. How did we get here? Mankind evidences remarkable technological expertise, but have matters improved for the vast majority? Illusions born of past traditions hold minds hostage, and pit tribe against tribe on the basis of divisive belief systems. Pisces is the zodiac position where the circle meets itself and differences dissolve. Symbolized by two fish, it suggests twin perceptual portals analogous to both brain hemispheres. Two complementary "oars" are required to navigate our shared vessel progressively; otherwise we circle endlessly and history repeats. Right brain sentience invokes what is missing: the sense of inherent unity among all living beings. Mankind can no longer afford the asymmetric worldview that undermines the great balance we must now endeavor to restore.

For the Soul of France

Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus
Author: Frederick Brown
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780307266316
Category: History
Page: 304
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An analysis of the events following the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871 includes coverage of France's forced relinquishment of the border states of Alsace and Lorraine, Napoleon III's defeat during the civil war and the circumstances that led to the Dreyfus affair.

The Salvation of the Soul

Author: Watchman Nee
Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publishers
ISBN: 0935008314
Category: Religion
Page: 115
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Watchman Nee's treatment of the salvation of the soul is a companion volume to another work, The Latent Power of the Soul. In it he deals with God's positive way with our soul, taming the inordinate power hidden deep within it.


Karma, Reincarnation, and the Evolution of the Soul
Author: Gina Lake
Publisher: Gina Lake
ISBN: 1463781180
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 210
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Through past-life stories, Sojourn illustrates how karma and reincarnation work, and how the soul delivers lessons, heals psychological wounds, and develops talents over the course of our many lifetimes. It also describes the stages of evolution and the unique perceptions, lessons, and contributions of each stage, and how soul age affects how we parent, what we enjoy doing, our choice of work, and our relationships. The stories and information were given to Gina Lake by her inner teacher.

The Life of William Shakespeare

A Critical Biography
Author: Lois Potter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118231775
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 504
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The Life of William Shakespeare is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's life and works focusing on oftern neglected literary and historical contexts: what Shakespeare read, who he worked with as an author and an actor, and how these various collaborations may have affected his writing. Written by an eminent Shakespearean scholar and experienced theatre reviewer Pays particular attention to Shakespeare's theatrical contemporaries and the ways in which they influenced his writing Offers an intriguing account of the life and work of the great poet-dramatist structured around the idea of memory Explores often neglected literary and historical contexts that illuminate Shakespeare's life and works

Perils of the Soul

Ancient Wisdom and the New Age
Author: John R. Haule
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781578631070
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 279
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In this text, join Jungian analyst John Haule on a tour of New Age beliefs and practices to reach a comprehensive historical perspective that shows just how far from new the New Age actually is.

Devices of the Soul (Hardcover)

Battling for Our Selves in an Age of Machines
Author: Steve Talbott
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596553883
Category: Computers
Page: 287
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"Self-forgetfulness is the reigning temptation of the technological era. This is why we so readily give our assent to the absurd proposition that a computer can add two plus two, despite the obvious fact that it can do nothing of the sort--not if we have in mind anything remotely resembling what we do when we add numbers. In the computer's case, the mechanics of addition involve no motivation, no consciousness of the task, no mobilization of the will, no metabolic activity, no imagination. And its performance brings neither the satisfaction of accomplishment nor the strengthening of practical skills and cognitive capacities." In this insightful book, author Steve Talbott, software programmer and technical writer turned researcher and editor for The Nature Institute, challenges us to step back and take an objective look at the technology driving our lives. At a time when 65 percent of American consumers spend more time with their PCs than they do with their significant others, according to a recent study, Talbott illustrates that we're forgetting one important thing--our Selves, the human spirit from which technology stems. Whether we're surrendering intimate details to yet another database, eschewing our physical communities for online social networks, or calculating our net worth, we freely give our power over to technology until, he says, "we arrive at a computer's-eye view of the entire world of industry, commerce, and society at ever more closely woven web of programmed logic." Digital technology certainly makes us more efficient. But when efficiency is the only goal, we have no way to know whether we're going in the right or wrong direction. Businesses replace guiding vision with a spreadsheet's bottom line. Schoolteachers are replaced by the computer's dataflow. Indigenous peoples give up traditional skills for the dazzle and ease of new gadgets. Even the Pentagon's zeal to replace "boots on the ground" with technology has led to the mess in Iraq. And on it goes. The ultimate danger is that, in our willingness to adapt ourselves to technology, "we will descend to the level of the computational devices we have engineered--not merely imagining ever new and more sophisticated automatons, but reducing ourselves to automatons." To transform our situation, we need to see it in a new and unaccustomed light, and that's what Talbott provides by examining the deceiving virtues of technology--how we're killing education, socializing our machines, and mechanizing our society.Once you take this eye-opening journey, you will think more clearly about how you consume technology and how you allow it to consume you. "Nothing is as rare or sorely needed in our tech-enchanted culture right now as intelligent criticism of technology, and Steve Talbott is exactly the critic we've been waiting for: trenchant, sophisticated, and completely original. Devices of the Soul is an urgent and important book." --Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and The Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World "Steve Talbott is a rare voice of clarity, humanity, and passion in a world enthralled by machines and calculation. His new book, Devices of the Soul, lays out a frightening and at the same time inspiring analysis of what computers and computer-like thinking are doing to us, our children, and the future of our planet. Talbott is no Luddite. He fully understands and appreciates the stunning power of technology for both good and evil. His cool and precise skewering of the fuzzy thinking and mindless enthusiasm of the technology true believers is tempered by his modesty, the elegance of his writing, and his abiding love for the world of nature and our capacity for communion with it. " --Edward Miller, Former editor, Harvard Education Letter "Those who care about the healthy and wholesome lives of children can gain much from Steve Talbott's wisdom. He examines the need to help children spend more time touching nature and real life and less touching keyboards. He eloquently questions the assumption that speeding up learning is a good thing. Is, after all, a sped-up life a well-lived life? Most importantly, he reminds all of us that technology is just one part of life and ought not to overshadow the life of self and soul." --Joan Almon, Coordinator, Alliance for Childhood "One of the most original and provocative writers of our time, Steve Talbott offers a rich assortment of insightful reflections on the nature of our humanity, challenging our own thinking and conventional wisdom about advances in technology." --Dorothy E. Denning, Department of Defense Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA "Are you experiencing growing unease as computational metaphors have seized our discourse? Steve Talbott offers immediate relief. You are not losing your mind! Chapter after chapter, he shows how to draw on the powers of technology without losing your soul or breaking your heart." --Peter Denning, Past President of ACM, Monterey, California "Steve Talbott is a rare writer whose words can alter one's entire perception of the world. He is our most original and perceptive defender of the wholeness of life against the onslaught of mechanism. Devices of the Soul is written with Talbott's typical grace and clarity. It displays a quality hardly found anymore in our high tech culture--wisdom. " --Lowell Monke, Associate Professor of Education, Wittenberg University

The Soul of Place

Re-imagining Leadership Through Nature, Art and Community
Author: Michael Jones
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460237978
Category: Philosophy
Page: 296
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In The Soul of Place Michael Jones explores how our relationship with place aligns us with the underlying patterns of life. He does so through stories that ask: what is our experience of homecoming and how do we find our way there? What is our pattern of belonging — including our relationship with people and places — that we hold sacred? What are the conditions of regenerativity and craft that enable us to give birth to something new? How can our stewardship of what is alive within and around us awaken the mythic imagination? And how does this open a path for gathering together in a spirit of transformative celebration?

Religious Faith, Torture, and Our National Soul

Author: David P. Gushee,J. Drew Zimmer,Jillian Hickman Zimmer
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 0881462039
Category: Political Science
Page: 303
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Proceedings of a conference held Sept. 11-12, 2008 at Mercer University--Preface and Acknowledgements.