Breaking the Spell by Daniel C. Dennett

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141017775
  • Pages : 448
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Breaking the Spell is Daniel Dennett's most innovative and important work yet; it offers a profound challenge to society and a compelling new history of belief. In this provocative and timely book, Dennett seeks to uncover the origins of religion, and discusses why and how different faiths have commanded allegiance and shaped so many lives. He argues passionately for the need to understand this phenomenon and offers a truly original and comprehensive explanation for religion. What was the psychological and cultural soil in which it first took root? How did it evolve? Is it the product of blind evolutionary instinct or of rational choice? Dennett shows how these ideas could have spread from individual superstitions, via shamanism and the early `wild' strains of religion to today's institutionalized systems. Dennett brings religion into the realm of real public debate - and, in so doing, he breaks the spell.


Breaking the Spell by Daniel C. Dennett

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141903139
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Few forces in the world are as potent as religion: it comforts people in their suffering and inspires them to both magnificent and terrible deeds. In this provocative and timely book, Daniel C. Dennett seeks to uncover the origins of religion and discusses how and why different faiths have shaped so many lives, whether religion is an addiction or a genuine human need, and even whether it is good for our health. Arguing passionately for the need to understand this multifaceted phenomenon, Breaking the Spell offers a truly original – and comprehensive – explanation for faith.


Breaking the Spell by Daniel C. Dennett

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 9781101218860
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why—and how—it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a moral life? Ranging through biology, history, and psychology, Daniel C. Dennett charts religion’s evolution from “wild” folk belief to “domesticated” dogma. Not an antireligious screed but an unblinking look beneath the veil of orthodoxy, Breaking the Spell will be read and debated by believers and skeptics alike.


Breaking the Spell by Sarah De Sanctis,Anna Longo

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Sarah De Sanctis,Anna Longo
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9788857526591
  • Pages : 251
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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It seems the time has come for philosophy to break the spell of correlationalism. But how? The present book gathers essays by philosophers and young scholars sharing an interest in the recent speculative turn and contemporary forms of realism. They discuss possible strategies to access a subject-independent reality, proposing original insights and alternative solutions. Contributors include Tristan Garcia, Fabio Gironi, Peter Gratton, Paul Ennis and Ben Wooddard. About the Contributor Anna Longo holds a PhD in Aesthetics from Universite Paris 1 - Pantheon Sorbonne. She is the co-editor of Breaking the spell, an anthology on speculative realism and its legacy.


Breaking the Spell by Jane Stork

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Jane Stork
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781986754200
  • Pages : 290
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Equally moving and disturbing, this book chronicles the rise and fall of the religion Rajneeshism and the Rolls Royce guru, and Jane's part in the events that led to its collapse.


Breaking the Spell by Chris Robé

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Chris Robé
  • Publisher : PM Press
  • ISBN Code : 1629633313
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Breaking the Spell offers the first full-length study that charts the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activism from the late 1960s to the present. Video plays an increasingly important role among activists in the growing global resistance against neoliberal capitalism. As a result, alternative media production becomes a central location where new collective forms of subjectivity can be created to challenge aspects of neoliberalism. Chris Robé's book fills in historical gaps by bringing to light unexplored video activist groups like the Cascadia Forest Defenders, eco-video activists from Eugene, Oregon; Mobile Voices, Latino day laborers harnessing cell phone technology to combat racism and police harassment in Los Angeles; and Outta Your Backpack Media, indigenous youth from the Southwest who use video to celebrate their culture and fight against marginalization. This groundbreaking study also deepens our understanding of more well-researched movements like AIDS video activism, Paper Tiger Television, and Indymedia by situating them within a longer history and wider context of radical video activism.


Breaking the Spell by Kingsley L. Dennis

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Kingsley L. Dennis
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1780992203
  • Pages : 111
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Breaking the Spell: An Exploration of Human Perception examines how people have become largely disconnected from a living, energetic universe through social conditioning. Over generations humanity has lost much of its creative spirit, imagination, and perceptual faculties. In this book the author addresses how we should 'break the spell' of our conditioned perceptions and learn to manage and develop our emotional, mental, and physical energies. Through such chapters as Managing One's Energy, Being Vigilant, and Stepping Away, the author explains in very simple language the necessity for each person to regain their focus, inner calm, and to observe the chaotic impacts that surround them. The author also discusses how a person can refine their perceptions through inner intent. The book also contains an inspiring collection of thoughts; and an Appendix on the misunderstandings of modern day spirituality. In these distracting times it is imperative that each person learns to empower themselves by learning to harness and develop their personal energies. This timely book explains just how to 'break the spell' of our hypnotic world.


Breaking the Spell by Nicholas Kollerstrom

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Nicholas Kollerstrom
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781591480976
  • Pages : 268
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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2nd. corrected edition, August 2015! In 1941, British Intelligence analysts cracked the German "Enigma" code. This undermined the German war effort - but also threw new light on day-by-day events in the Nazi concentration camp system. In 1942, radio communications between those camps and the Berlin headquarters were intercepted and decrypted. Historians have largely ignored the information furnished in these intercepts relating to "arrivals," "departures," recorded deaths and other events at these camps. The only explanation for this embarrassing omission is that the intercepted data seriously contradicts, even refutes, the orthodox "Holocaust" narrative. The revealed information does not expose a program of mass murder and racial genocide. Quite the opposite: it reveals that the Germans were determined, desperate even, to reduce the death rate in their work camps, which was caused by catastrophic typhus epidemics. Were the British here hoodwinked by the Nazis, as some historians to this day try to claim-or is the truth both simpler and more shocking? In 1988 and 1991 forensic studies threw light on the question of whether the claimed gas chambers at Auschwitz had served as slaughter houses for hundreds of thousands of people. Both studies concluded that the only facilities where Zyklon B gas had been used were hygienic rather than homicidal, killing bugs rather than Jews. Needless to say that these iconoclastic studies were ignored or in some countries even outlawed, and that their authors were ostracized and even imprisoned. Dr. Kollerstrom, a science historian, has taken these studies, which are in obvious, stark contrast to the widely accepted narrative, as a starting point for his own endeavour into the land of taboo. After he had published a brief paper summarizing what he thought the data forced him to conclude, he was thrown out of his College where he had been a member of staff for eleven years. In his new book Breaking the Spell, Dr. Kollerstrom shows that "witness statements" supporting the human gas chamber narrative clearly clash with the available scientific data. He juxtaposes the commonly accepted ideas about a Nazi extermination policy toward the Jews with a wide array of mostly unchallenged, but usually unmentioned evidence pointing in a quite different direction, for instance: Zyklon B is a buzz word for the claimed Nazi mass murder, but non-anecdotal evidence proves that this chemical was only used as a pesticide to improve the inmates' health and reduce, not increase, camp mortality. Zyklon B applied in delousing chambers formed chemical compounds detectable to this day. No such compounds can be found, but ought to be expected, in the claimed homicidal gas chambers. The UK's intelligence decrypts prove that the German camp authorities were desperately trying to save their inmates' lives. "Six Million Jews threatened or killed" read 167 quotes from newspapers with that "news" spanning from 1900 to 1945, with a peak after World War ONE! Yes, one, not two! Germany has paid compensation to millions of Nazi victims, and Israel has implicitly admitted that many million Jews survived the Holocaust. A British archaeological team looked for traces of the claimed 800,000 victims of the Treblinka camp-and came back empty-handed. Dr. Kollerstrom concludes that the history of the Nazi "Holocaust" has been written by the victors with ulterior motives and that this history is distorted, exaggerated and largely wrong. He asserts that this history is, in truth, a great lie that distorts our common perceived reality and misdirects human history to this very day. With a foreword by Prof. em. Dr. James H. Fetzer; contains a bibliography and an index.


Breaking the Spell by Rachael Clyne

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Rachael Clyne
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780954476458
  • Pages : 127
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  • Language : English
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Breaking the Spell will help the reader to understand how self-esteem operates through uncovering the negative and punitive thinking and behaviour by which we maintain low self-esteem. This book suggests ways of breaking these destructive behaviour patterns and provides ways to create a healthier and more loving sense of self. Positive self-esteem helps us to demand respect, it gives us the confidence to stand up for ourselves and to go out in the world. It enables us to take responsibility for our actions without wracking ourselves with needless guilt and shame. When we learn to stop hating ourselves, what has to replace it is Love.


Breaking the Spell by Lari Don

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Lari Don
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children\'s Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781847805324
  • Pages : 72
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Meet witches and kelpies, fairies and selkies, brave warriors and courageous girls, in ten spellbinding tales from Scotland, from Orkney and Skye to Perthshire and the Borders. . . . The Stories included are... The Selkie’s Toes * Tam Linn * The Ring of Brodgar * The Witch of Lochlann * The King of the Dark Arts * The Monster of Raasay * School for Heroes * the Loch Fada Kelpie * Whuppity Stoorie * The Three Questions


Capitalist Sorcery by Isabella Stengers,Phillipe Pignarre,Andrew Goffey

Capitalist Sorcery
  • Title : Capitalist Sorcery
  • Author : Isabella Stengers,Phillipe Pignarre,Andrew Goffey
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9780230237629
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An English translation of La Sorcellerie Capitaliste - a passionate but pragmatic critique in political philosophy. It diagnoses capitalism as a 'system of sorcery without sorcerers'. Capitalism paralyses us in ways that resembles sorcery and the book is concerned to look at ways we might defend ourselves against such a system.


Breaking the Oil Spell by Reda Cherif

Breaking the Oil Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Oil Spell
  • Author : Reda Cherif
  • Publisher : International Monetary Fund
  • ISBN Code : 1484317424
  • Pages : 212
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The “Gulf Falcons”—the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council—have high living standards as a result of large income flows from oil. The decline of oil prices between summer 2014 and fall 2015 underscores the urgency for the Gulf Falcons to diversify away from their current heavy reliance on oil exports. This book discusses attempts at diversification in the Middle East and North Africa and the complex choices policymakers face. It brings together the views of academics and policymakers to offer practical advice for future efforts to increase productivity growth.


Breaking the Spell by Debbie LaChusa

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Debbie LaChusa
  • Publisher : Illuminate Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780615590783
  • Pages : 354
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." That's what we're taught, isn't it? We keep striving for more and very often fall into the trap of "I'll be happy when. . ." believing one more achievement or one more possession will finally make us happy. But the research shows that even when we get these things, they don't result in lasting happiness. And, unfortunately, this constant pursuit of money, success, and happiness has left millions of people frustrated, knee-deep in debt, or victims of foreclosure and bankruptcy. Just look around. The symptoms are everywhere. How did we get so caught up? What led so many hard-working people to believe more money, bigger houses, fancier cars, and more successful careers or businesses were the keys to happiness? In most cases it's not about greed. We're simply in search of security, love, and happiness, three of our basic human needs. Sadly, we've been conditioned to live our lives striving for more, to compete, to win, so we can fulfill these needs. We're surrounded by messages about being, doing, and having more. As a result, from the time we're children we're taught that's the path to happiness. "Breaking The Spell" investigates the many ways we're sold happiness in the form of money, achievement, success, and material possessions. It delves into the roles played by societal and cultural influences, our educational system, youth sports, and the personal development industry. It looks at how we've been influenced by social media, reality television, and advertising. It considers the impact of the real estate and financial markets and even takes a look at generational trends, personality type, and addiction. All in an effort to understand how so many of us have become spellbound by the pursuit of money, success, and happiness. "Breaking the Spell" is not just another happiness book. It's a global wake-up call based on solid research and heart-wrenching personal experiences from people around the world, that implores us to step back and re-evaluate our constant pursuit of money, achievement, success, and yes... even happiness. So we can break the spell and finally experience the happiness we're seeking.


Breaking the Spell by Sally Grindley

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Sally Grindley
  • Publisher : Kingfisher Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780753450024
  • Pages : 78
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Collects tales about enchanted people and places by such famous children's authors as Joan Aiken, Jane Yolen, Joyce Dunbar, and Tony Ramsay


Breaking Democracy's Spell by John Dunn

Breaking Democracy's Spell
  • Title : Breaking Democracy's Spell
  • Author : John Dunn
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 030017991X
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this timely and important work, eminent political theorist John Dunn argues that democracy is not synonymous with good government. The author explores the labyrinthine reality behind the basic concept of democracy, demonstrating how the political system that people in the West generally view as straightforward and obvious is, in fact, deeply unclear and, in many cases, dysfunctional. Consisting of four thought-provoking lectures, Dunn’s book sketches the path by which democracy became the only form of government with moral legitimacy, analyzes the contradictions and pitfalls of modern American democracy, and challenges the academic world to take responsibility for giving the world a more coherent understanding of this widely misrepresented political institution. Suggesting that the supposedly ideal marriage of liberal economics with liberal democracy can neither ensure its continuance nor even address the problems of contemporary life, this courageous analysis attempts to show how we came to be so gripped by democracy’s spell and why we must now learn to break it.


Principal Writings on Religion by David Hume

Principal Writings on Religion
  • Title : Principal Writings on Religion
  • Author : David Hume
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780192838766
  • Pages : 218
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  • Language : English
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David Hume is one of the most provocative philosophers to have written in English. His Dialogues ask if a belief in God can be inferred from what is known of the universe, or whether such a belief is even consistent with such knowledge. The Natural History of Religion investigates the origins of belief, and follows its development from polytheism to dogmatic monotheism. Together, these works constitute the most formidable attack upon religious belief ever mounted by a philosopher. This new edition includes Section XI of The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and a letter by Hume in which he discusses Dialogues.


Breaking the Spell of Dharma and Other Essays by Meera Nanda

Breaking the Spell of Dharma and Other Essays
  • Title : Breaking the Spell of Dharma and Other Essays
  • Author : Meera Nanda
  • Publisher : Spotlight Poets
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 183
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  • Language : English
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The essays in this book connect religious fundamentalism with fascism and talk about the responsibility of intellectuals, argue for linking rationalism and science for the cause of social justice and provide a detailed critique of anti-rationalist and anti-secularist currents dominant in several academic and research circles in India. This little book is a timely reminder to all those who believe in the necessity of intellectual and moral intervention in the present affairs of society and culture. In Three Celebrated And Controversial Essays Meera Nanada Connects Religious Fundamentalism Wirh Fascism And Talks About The Responsibility Of Intellectuals. She Examines The Link Between The Hindutva And Reactionary Modernism, Argues For Linking Ratioalism And Science For The Cause Of Social Justice End Provides A Detailed Critique Of Anti -Rational And Anti- Secularist Currents Dominant In Several Academic And Research Circles In India.


Breaking the Spell by Kingsley L. Dennis

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Kingsley L. Dennis
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1780992203
  • Pages : 111
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Breaking the Spell: An Exploration of Human Perception examines how people have become largely disconnected from a living, energetic universe through social conditioning. Over generations humanity has lost much of its creative spirit, imagination, and perceptual faculties. In this book the author addresses how we should 'break the spell' of our conditioned perceptions and learn to manage and develop our emotional, mental, and physical energies. Through such chapters as Managing One's Energy, Being Vigilant, and Stepping Away, the author explains in very simple language the necessity for each person to regain their focus, inner calm, and to observe the chaotic impacts that surround them. The author also discusses how a person can refine their perceptions through inner intent. The book also contains an inspiring collection of thoughts; and an Appendix on the misunderstandings of modern day spirituality. In these distracting times it is imperative that each person learns to empower themselves by learning to harness and develop their personal energies. This timely book explains just how to 'break the spell' of our hypnotic world.


Breaking the Spell by T. White

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : T. White
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • ISBN Code : 144908382X
  • Pages : 40
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book was created by powerful words influenced by love. Positive feelings were found in the most adverse situations. Later, these feelings were transformed into freedom and self-determination. Inspired by hope, these emotions were changed into beautiful words.


Breaking the Spell by Malachi Z. York

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Malachi Z. York
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781595170019
  • Pages : 114
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  • Language : English
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Breaking the Magic Spell by Jack Zipes

Breaking the Magic Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Magic Spell
  • Author : Jack Zipes
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780415907194
  • Pages : 201
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  • Language : English
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This text explores, in both historical and critical contexts, the evolution of folk tales and fairy tales, their influence on popular beliefs, the politics behind them and their incorporation in mass media culture today. It focuses particularly on socio-historical forces which have changed the function of fairy tales since the 1700s.


AN AMAZING JOURNEY INTO THE PSYCHOTIC MIND - BREAKING THE SPELL OF THE IVORY TOWER by Jerry Marzinsky,Sherry Swiney

AN AMAZING JOURNEY INTO THE PSYCHOTIC MIND - BREAKING THE SPELL OF THE IVORY TOWER
  • Title : AN AMAZING JOURNEY INTO THE PSYCHOTIC MIND - BREAKING THE SPELL OF THE IVORY TOWER
  • Author : Jerry Marzinsky,Sherry Swiney
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 0359783368
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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An Introduction to Language and Linguistics by Christopher J. Hall

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
  • Title : An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
  • Author : Christopher J. Hall
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 9780826487339
  • Pages : 344
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'Christopher Hall's book is the best new introduction to linguistics that I have seen in decades. It is engagingly written without talking down to the reader and it covers all the subparts of the field in a comprehensive and even-handed manner. I plan to use it the next time that I teach an introductory course at Washington.' Professor Frederick J. Newmeyer, University of Washington 'With apt examples from novels and newspapers, courtroom trials and telephone conversations, the lowly and the mighty, his book repeatedly startles as it casts light on language. This is a bright, humorous, and completely accessible tour of 21st-century linguistics.' Professor Edward Finegan, University of Southern California This book introduces the fundamentals of human language from a linguistic point of view, using examples drawn from everyday life to aid comprehension, and encouraging critical thinking throughout. Besides presenting the fundamental building blocks of language and explaining how these function, the book also introduces other key elements of the discipline of linguistics, including language acquisition, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and discourse analysis. Packed full of examples, this is the ideal introduction to language for those who are interested in studying linguistics, have already started a course, or just want to study at home.


Breaking the Spell. Comic opera in one act, written by H. B. Farnie by Jacques Offenbach

Breaking the Spell. Comic opera in one act, written by H. B. Farnie
  • Title : Breaking the Spell. Comic opera in one act, written by H. B. Farnie
  • Author : Jacques Offenbach
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Spell Breaking by Carole Ione

Spell Breaking
  • Title : Spell Breaking
  • Author : Carole Ione
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781889471235
  • Pages : 220
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The collection Spell Breaking offers intimate glimpses of life-transforming openings in the lives of nineteen women. Though they come from varying cultures, ages, and walks of life, they are united in their drive toward a sense of freedom and well-being. Featuring writings by Ximena Alarcon, Lisa Barnard Kelly, Sangeeta Laura Biagi, Sadee Brathwaite, Monique Buzzarte, Carol Chappell, Liz Gessner, Heloise Gold, Andrea Goodman, Jaclyn Heyen, Andrea Israel, Rachel Koenig, Amshatar "Ololodi" Monroe, Pauline Oliveros, Shirley Parker-Benjamin, Mary Elizabeth Thunder, Julia White, Anne Hemenway, and Julie Winter."


Breaking the Spell of Binge-Eating by Joanna Kortink

Breaking the Spell of Binge-Eating
  • Title : Breaking the Spell of Binge-Eating
  • Author : Joanna Kortink
  • Publisher : Academy Chicago Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9780897335775
  • Pages : 241
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Describes compulsive eating behavior, presents profiles of persons with eating disorders, and offers advice and self-help methods on ways to end the cycle of compulsive eating and regain balance in one's life.


Healing Myths, Healing Magic by Donald M. Epstein

Healing Myths, Healing Magic
  • Title : Healing Myths, Healing Magic
  • Author : Donald M. Epstein
  • Publisher : Amber-Allen Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1934408204
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Healing Myths, Healing Magic examines the deeply ingrained stories, or myths, we commonly hold about how our bodies heal ¿ myths that can actually inhibit healing. In this breakthrough book, Epstein divides the healing myths into four categories: social, biomedical, religious, and new age. He exposes each myth individually, then suggests an alternative, or Healing Magic, to help us reclaim our body¿s natural ability to heal.


Godless by Dan Barker

Godless
  • Title : Godless
  • Author : Dan Barker
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
  • ISBN Code : 9781459601734
  • Pages : 686
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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After almost 20 years of evangelical preaching, missionizing, and Christian songwriting, Dan Barker "threw out the bathwater and discovered that there is no baby." In Godless, Barker describes the intellectual and psychological path he followed in moving from fundamentalism to freethought. Godless includes sections on biblical morality, the historicity of Jesus, biblical contradictions, the unbelievable resurrection, and much more. It is an arsenal for skeptics and a direct challenge to believers. Along the way, Barker relates the positive benefit readers will experience from learning to trust in reason and human kindness instead of living in fear of false judgment and moral condemnation.


Breaking the Spell by Nick Kollerstrom

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Nick Kollerstrom
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781591480716
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Four Disturbing Questions with One Simple Answer by Tim Sledge

Four Disturbing Questions with One Simple Answer
  • Title : Four Disturbing Questions with One Simple Answer
  • Author : Tim Sledge
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781733352000
  • Pages : 130
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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I've shared the details of my spiritual journey in Goodbye Jesus: An Evangelical Preacher's Journey Beyond Faith. My aim in this book is raise four challenging questions that need to be addressed by every Christian believer and then to offer one incredibly simple answer-an answer that challenges the veracity of the Christian faith but can also be the gateway to a rewarding new life that is based on truth and does not require the suspension of common sense. Objectively examining your closely held belief system is not a walk in the park. And facing up to the idea that you might be under a spell that makes it hard for you to think objectively is daunting, especially when you rely on the spell's results to make you feel that everything is okay and when you've been warned that tampering with the spell is the worst thing you could ever do. Choose courage. If what you believe is true, it can stand the test of any question that I or anyone else might raise. I encourage you to open your mind, face the facts, and decide that you will follow the truth wherever it leads. I spent most of my life in a search for truth about faith, God, and religion. Maybe I can save you some time as you make your own decisions. Tim Sledge


The Enchantments of Mammon by Eugene McCarraher

The Enchantments of Mammon
  • Title : The Enchantments of Mammon
  • Author : Eugene McCarraher
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674984617
  • Pages : 768
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Eugene McCarraher challenges the conventional view of capitalism as a force for disenchantment. From Puritan and evangelical valorizations of profit to the heavenly Fordist city, the mystically animated corporation, and the deification of the market, capitalism has hijacked our intrinsic longing for divinity, laying hold to our souls.


The Values Of Science by Wes Williams

The Values Of Science
  • Title : The Values Of Science
  • Author : Wes Williams
  • Publisher : Westview Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 134
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Six eminent scientists and thinkers explore and explain how we can bridge the gap between the values of science and human values.


Where God and Science Meet [Three Volumes] by Patrick McNamara

Where God and Science Meet [Three Volumes]
  • Title : Where God and Science Meet [Three Volumes]
  • Author : Patrick McNamara
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN Code : 0313054762
  • Pages : 918
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Explains in clear terms the new findings and evidence fathered on the science of religion - neuroscience, evolutionary and cognitive science - featuring some of the most noted authorities in the new field of neurotheology.


Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett

Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking
  • Title : Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking
  • Author : Daniel C. Dennett
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN Code : 0393348784
  • Pages : 512
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The philosophy professor behind Breaking the Spell and Consciousness Explained offers exercises and tools to stretch the mind, offering new ways to consider, discuss and argue positions on dangerous subject matter including evolution, the meaning of life and free will.


Disney and Philosophy by N.A

Disney and Philosophy
  • Title : Disney and Philosophy
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN Code : 9781119538318
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Take a magic carpet ride through Disney’s wonderful world of films and entertainment experiences, and discover the wisdom within its most popular and enduring stories just in time for Frozen 2 Philosophy begins in wonder, and there’s no question that Disney’s immersive worlds and iconic characters have enchanted generations of children and adults alike, inviting us to escape the mundane into a world of fantasy, imagination, and infinite possibility. In Disney and Philosophy, essays from thirty-two deep-thinking Disneyphiles chart a course through the philosophical world of Disney, tapping into the minds of the great sages of the ages—Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, Descartes, and Goofy—to explore universal questions of freedom, personal identity, morality, family, and friendship: Can Sleeping Beauty know that she’s not dreaming? Does turning our emotions and memories “inside out” tell us who we are? What can Toy Story and Wall-E teach us about being human? Is hakuna matata really such a problem-free philosophy? If you’ve ever asked who you are, what is right, or what your purpose is, Disney and Philosophy will spark your curiosity and imagination with a whole new world of unexpected insight into the Magic Kingdom.


Breaking the Spell by Sally Grindley

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Sally Grindley
  • Publisher : Kingfisher Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780753450024
  • Pages : 78
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Collects tales about enchanted people and places by such famous children's authors as Joan Aiken, Jane Yolen, Joyce Dunbar, and Tony Ramsay


Breaking the Spell by Sylvia Tiwon

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Sylvia Tiwon
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 235
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Breaking the Spell by Sylvia Christine Tiwon

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Sylvia Christine Tiwon
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 366
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Breaking the Spell by Steven A. Foreman, M.d.,Steven a. Foreman M. D.

Breaking the Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Spell
  • Author : Steven A. Foreman, M.d.,Steven a. Foreman M. D.
  • Publisher : Booksurge Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781439251935
  • Pages : 350
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Kids always provoke parents by doing the very thing that irritates them. Sometimes, when things get bad, you start to think your kids are out to get you while your kids may come to believe you hate them because they are fundamentally bad. Breaking the Spell presents a radical new view of children, not as profit seeking, power hungry opportunists, but as poor scientists who actively poke and prod you to find out how responsible they are for what's making you miserable. Using scores of clinical examples, Dr. Steve Foreman helps parents step out of the cycle of misery and discipline more positively, effectively, and comfortably.


Breaking the Magic Spell by Jack Zipes

Breaking the Magic Spell
  • Title : Breaking the Magic Spell
  • Author : Jack Zipes
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code : 0813137802
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy tales, a metamorphosis that often diminished the ideology of the original narrative. Zipes also looks at how folk tales influence our popular beliefs and the ways they have been exploited by a corporate media network intent on regulating the mystical elements of the stories. He examines a range of authors, including the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Ernst Bloch, Tolkien, Bettelheim, and J.K. Rowling to demonstrate the continuing symbiotic relationship between folklore and literature.