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Stealing Fire

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National Bestseller CNBC and Strategy + Business Best Business Book of the Year It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They're harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide. Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a trillion dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives. Driven by four accelerating forces—psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology—we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what’s actually possible; a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.

West of Jesus

West of Jesus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Kotler
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596918351
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After spending two years in bed with Lyme disease, Steven Kotler had lost everything: his health, his job, his girl, and, he was beginning to suspect, his mind. Kotler, not a religious man, suddenly found himself drawn to the sport of surfing as if it were the cornerstone of a new faith. Why, he wondered, when there was nothing left to believe in, could he begin to believe in something as unlikely as surfing? What was belief anyway? How did it work in the body, the brain, our culture, and human history? With the help of everyone from rebel surfers to rocket scientists, Kotler undertakes a three-year globetrotting quest. The results are a startling mix of big waves and bigger ideas: a surfer's journey into the biological underpinnings of belief itself.

Stealing Fire

Stealing Fire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jo Graham
Editor: Orbit
ISBN: 0316071250
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Alexander the Great's soldier, Lydias of Miletus, has survived the final campaigns of the king's life. He now has to deal with the chaos surrounding his death. Lydias throws his lot in with Ptolemy, one of Alexander's generals who has grabbed Egypt as his personal territory. Aided by the eunuch Bagoas, the Persian archer Artashir, and the Athenian courtesan Thais, Ptolemy and Lydias must take on all the contenders in a desperate adventure whose prize is the fate of a white city by the sea, and Alexander's legacy.

Stealing Fire from Heaven

Stealing Fire from Heaven Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nevill Drury
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199792511
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The Western magical traditions are currently undergoing an international resurgence. In Stealing Fire from Heaven, Nevill Drury offers an overview of the modern occult revival and seeks to explain this growing interest in ancient magical belief systems. Gnosticism and the Hermetica, the medieval Kabbalah, Tarot and Alchemy, and more recently, Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry, collectively laid the basis for the modern magical revival, which first began to gather momentum in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century. Western magic has since become increasingly eclectic, drawing on such diverse sources as classical Greco-Roman mythology, Celtic cosmology, Kundalini yoga and Tantra, shamanism, chaos theory, and the various spiritual traditions associated in many different cultures with the Universal Goddess. Drury traces the rise of various forms of magical belief and practice, from the influential Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn to the emergence of Wicca and Goddess worship as expressions of contemporary feminine spirituality. He also explores Chaos Magick and the occult practices of the so-called Left-Hand Path, as well as twenty-first-century magical forays into cyberspace. He believes that the rise of modern Western magic stems essentially from the quest for personal spiritual transformation and direct experience of the sacred--a quest which the trance occultist and visionary artist Austin Osman Spare once referred to as "stealing fire from heaven." Considered in this light, Drury argues, modern Western magic can be regarded as a form of alternative spirituality in which the practitioners seek direct engagement with the mythic realm.

Recapture the Rapture

Recapture the Rapture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jamie Wheal
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006290549X
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“A highly personal, richly informed and culturally wide-ranging meditation on the loss of meaning in our times and on pathways to rediscovering it.” —Gabor Maté, MD, author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction A neuroanthropologist maps out a revolutionary new practice—Hedonic Engineering—that combines the best of neuroscience and optimal psychology. It’s an intensive program of breathing, movement, and sexuality that mends trauma, heightens inspiration and tightens connections—helping us wake up, grow up, and show up for a world that needs us all. This is a book about a big idea. And the idea is this: Slowly over the past few decades, and now suddenly, all at once, we’re suffering from a collapse in Meaning. Fundamentalism and nihilism are filling that vacuum, with consequences that affect us all. In a world that needs us at our best, diseases of despair, tribalism, and disaster fatigue are leaving us at our worst. It’s vital that we regain control of the stories we’re telling because they are shaping the future we’re creating. To do that, we have to remember our deepest inspiration, heal our pain and apathy, and connect to each other like never before. If we can do that, we’ve got a shot at solving the big problems we face. And if we can’t? Well, the dustbin of history has swallowed civilizations older and fancier than ours. This book is divided into three parts. The first, Choose Your Own Apocalypse, takes a look at our current Meaning Crisis--where we are today, why it’s so hard to make sense of the world, what might be coming next, and what to do about it. It also makes a case that many of our efforts to cope, whether anxiety and denial, or tribalism and identity politics, are likely making things worse. The middle section, The Alchemist Cookbook, applies the creative firm IDEO’s design thinking to the Meaning Crisis. This is where the book gets hands on--taking a look at the strongest evolutionary drivers that can bring about inspiration, healing, and connection. From breathing, to movement, sexuality, music, and substances--these are the everyday tools to help us wake up, grow up, and show up. AKA--how to blow yourself sky high with household materials. And the best part? They’re accessible, by anyone anywhere, no middleman required. Transcendence democratized. The final third of the book, Ethical Cult Building, focuses on the tricky nature of putting these kinds of experiences into gear and into culture—because, anytime in the past when we’ve figured out combinations of peak states and deep healing, we’ve almost always ended up with problematic culty communities. Playing with fire has left a lot of people burned. This section lays out a roadmap for sparking a thousand fires around the world--each one unique and tailored to the needs and values of its participants. Think of it as an open-source toolkit for building ethical culture. In Recapture the Rapture, we’re taking radical research out of the extremes and applying it to the mainstream--to the broader social problem of healing, believing, and belonging. It’s providing answers to the questions we face: how to replace blind faith with direct experience, how to move from broken to whole, and how to cure isolation with connection. Said even more plainly, it shows us how to revitalize our bodies, boost our creativity, rekindle our relationships, and answer once and for all the questions of why we are here and what do we do now? In a world that needs the best of us from the rest of us, this is a book that shows us how to get it done.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Golding
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571290582
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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah J. Maas
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619630664
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Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed? The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Pdf/ePub eBook Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
Editor: National Academies Press
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Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States by National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community Summary

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Markus Zusak
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307433846
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeannette Walls
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416550607
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Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

The $100 Startup

The $100 Startup Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Guillebeau
Editor: Currency
ISBN: 0307951545
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Lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose—and earn a good living. “Thoughtful, funny, and compulsively readable, this guide shows how ordinary people can build solid livings, with independence and purpose, on their own terms.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project Still in his early thirties, Chris Guillebeau completed a tour of every country on earth and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and focused on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment. Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It’s all about finding the intersection between your “expertise”—even if you don’t consider it such—and what other people will pay for. You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid. Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick. Among Chris’s key principles: If you’re good at one thing, you’re probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish—sell him the fish instead; and in the battle between planning and action, action wins. In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold. Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This remarkable book will start you on your way.

How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain

How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Newberg,Mark Robert Waldman
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698194403
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The bestselling authors of How God Changes Your Brain reveal the neurological underpinnings of enlightenment, offering unique strategies to help readers experience its many benefits. In this original and groundbreaking book, Andrew Newberg, M.D., and Mark Robert Waldman turn their attention to the pinnacle of the human experience: enlightenment. Through his brain- scan studies on Brazilian psychic mediums, Sufi mystics, Buddhist meditators, Franciscan nuns, Pentecostals, and participants in secular spirituality rituals, Newberg has discovered the specific neurological mechanisms associated with the enlightenment experience--and how we might activate those circuits in our own brains. In his survey of more than one thousand people who have experienced enlightenment, Newberg has also discovered that in the aftermath they have had profound, positive life changes. Enlightenment offers us the possibility to become permanently less stress-prone, to break bad habits, to improve our collaboration and creativity skills, and to lead happier, more satisfying lives. Relaying the story of his own transformational experience as well as including the stories of others who try to describe an event that is truly indescribable, Newberg brings us a new paradigm for deep and lasting change.

Stealing Home

Stealing Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Torres
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 152530948X
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A gripping graphic novel that tells a boy’s experience in a WWII Japanese internment camp, and the lessons that baseball teaches him. Sandy Saito is a happy boy who’s obsessed with baseball — especially the Asahi team, the pride of his community. But when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, his life, like that of every North American of Japanese descent, changes forever. Forced to move to a remote internment camp, he and his family cope as best they can. And though life at the camp is difficult, Sandy finds solace in baseball, where there’s always the promise of possibilities. Through his experience, Sandy comes to realize that life is a lot like baseball. It’s about dealing with whatever is thrown at you, however you can. And it’s about finding your way home.


Abundance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter H. Diamandis,Steven Kotler
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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The New York Times bestselling “manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world’s most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom” (The Wall Street Journal). Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing—and fast. In Abundance, space entrepreneur turned innovation pioneer Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler document how progress in artificial intelligence, robotics, digital manufacturing synthetic biology, and other exponentially growing technologies will enable us to make greater gains in the next two decades than we have in the previous 200 years. We will soon have the ability to meet and exceed the basic needs of every person on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. Breaking down human needs by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, freedom—Diamandis and Kotler introduce us to innovators and industry captains making tremendous strides in each area. “Not only is Abundance a riveting page-turner…but it’s a book that gives us a future worth fighting for” (The Christian Science Monitor).

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephenie Meyer
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316032832
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In the explosive finale to the epic romantic saga, Bella has one final choice to make. Should she stay mortal and strengthen her connection to the werewolves, or leave it all behind to become a vampire? When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. This astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times

Paper Towns

Paper Towns Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Green
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101010932
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Winner of the Edgar Award The #1 New York Times Bestseller Publishers Weekly and USA Today Bestseller Millions of Copies Sold Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificent Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. When their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Margo has disappeared. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Embarking on an exhilarating adventure to find her, the closer Q gets, the less he sees the girl he thought he knew. #1 Bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars John Green crafts a brilliantly funny and moving coming-of-age journey about true friendship and true love.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. E. Hinton
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101642610
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50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. Cover may vary. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Our God

Our God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad
Editor: Islam International Publications Ltd
ISBN: 1848808615
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Our God is an English translation of Hamara Khuda written by Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ahmad (ra), M. A. in the prime of his youth. The book was written largely for the youth who were being swept by the onslaught of atheist literature. It is as relevant today as then; rather more so. The book mainly addresses the issue of Existence of God from the point of view of rational arguments. It furnishes cogent reasons as to why we cannot see God. The beauty of God lies in His being Hidden from our physical eyes, and yet being apparent to us through his creation and revelation. The universe, human nature, morality, universal acceptance of God, supremacy of Prophets and testimony of the righteous are the bases on which the author successfully develops the arguments for the existence of God. For a reflective mind everything in the world points to God. Even the smallest constituent of the universe presents an unfathomable puzzle for the human mind. The Christian church was, and continues to be, mainly responsible for advancing a totally false and absurd view that there is fundamental contradiction between science and religion. The Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet (sa) categorically reject this view. The author deals with the issue comprehensively and shows that there is not, and cannot be, a contradiction between science and religion. Next, the writer deals with advantages of belief in God; it brings about unity, dissuades from evil, encourages to do good, helps to understand the nature of things and brings about true satisfaction and contentment. Seven main Atheistic arguments are successfully refuted by very powerful arguments. Lastly, a comparison is made between drawbacks of Communism—which is considered to be a branch of Atheism—and advantages of economic system of Islam.

They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Silvera
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062457810
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Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. #1 New York Times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors' Choice * A Bustle Best YA Novel * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book * A Book Riot Best Queer Book * A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year * A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day. In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called “profound.” Plus don't miss The First to Die at the End: #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera returns to the universe of international phenomenon They Both Die at the End in this prequel. New star-crossed lovers are put to the test on the first day of Death-Cast’s fateful calls.

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donna Tartt
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316248673
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A young New Yorker grieving his mother's death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this "extraordinary" and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner that "connects with the heart as well as the mind" (Stephen King, New York Times Book Review). Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into a wealthy and insular art community. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love -- and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention. From the streets of New York to the dark corners of the art underworld, this "soaring masterpiece" examines the devastating impact of grief and the ruthless machinations of fate (Ron Charles, Washington Post).

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frantz Fanon
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802198856
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The sixtieth anniversary edition of Frantz Fanon’s landmark text, now with a new introduction by Cornel West First published in 1961, and reissued in this sixtieth anniversary edition with a powerful new introduction by Cornel West, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a masterfuland timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle, and a continuing influence on movements from Black Lives Matter to decolonization. A landmark text for revolutionaries and activists, The Wretched of the Earth is an eternal touchstone for civil rights, anti-colonialism, psychiatric studies, and Black consciousness movements around the world. Alongside Cornel West’s introduction, the book features critical essays by Jean-Paul Sartre and Homi K. Bhabha. This sixtieth anniversary edition of Fanon’s most famous text stands proudly alongside such pillars of anti-colonialism and anti-racism as Edward Said’s Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Emotional Equations

Emotional Equations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chip Conley
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145160727X
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“An invaluable operating manual,” says Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO and author of Delivering Happiness. Using brilliantly simple logic that illuminates the universal truths in common emotional challenges, popular motivational speaker and bestselling author Chip Conley has written “a fresh, original guide to an authentic and fulfilling life.”* With a foreword by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and author of Delivering Happiness When Chip Conley, dynamic author of the bestselling Peak, suffered a series of devastating personal and professional setbacks, he began using what he came to call “Emotional Equations” (such as Joy = Love - Fear) to help him focus on the variables in life that he could handle, rather than dwelling on the parts he couldn’t, such as the bad economy, death, and taxes. Using brilliantly simple logic that illuminates the universal truths in common emotional challenges, Emotional Equations offers a way to identify the elements in our lives that we can change, those we can’t, and how to better understand our emotions so they can help us . . . rather than hurt us. Equations like “Despair = Suffering - Meaning” and “Happiness = Wanting What You Have ÷ Having What You Want” have been reviewed for mathematical and psychological accuracy by experts. Now Conley tells his own comeback story and those of other resilient people and inspiring role models who have worked through emotional equations in their own lives. Emotional Equations arms you with practical strategies for turbulent times.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

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Harness the power of your subconscious to create a life you desire! The Power of Your Subconscious Mind teaches us how to remove the subconscious obstacles that prevent us from achieving the success we wish for. In this book, bestselling author Joseph Murphy asserts that life events are actually the result of the workings of our conscious and subconscious minds. He suggests practical techniques through which one can change one’s destiny, principally by focusing and redirecting this miraculous energy. In these pages are the ways in which one can unleash the extraordinary mental powers to acquire self-confidence, attain professional success, create wealth, build harmonious relationships, overcome fears, get rid of bad habits and promote overall well-being and happiness. Covering a variety of topics from healing to academia to riches, the author cites numerous compelling examples of the power of our thoughts and beliefs in influencing our reality. When we change our thinking and prepare our subconscious mind, we change our destiny. Joseph Murphy was an American author and New Thought minister, ordained in Divine Science and Religious Science. A popular speaker, Murphy lectured on both American coasts and in Europe, Asia, and South Africa. Murphy is considered one of the pioneering voices of affirmative-thinking philosophy.

Stealing from the Saracens

Stealing from the Saracens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diana Darke
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Against a backdrop of Islamophobia, Europeans are increasingly airbrushing from history their cultural debt to the Muslim world. But this legacy lives on in some of Europe's most recognizable buildings, from Notre-Dame Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the Arab and Islamic roots of Europe's architectural heritage. Diana Darke traces ideas and styles from vibrant Middle Eastern centers like Damascus, Baghdad and Cairo, via Muslim Spain, Venice and Sicily into Europe. She describes how medieval crusaders, pilgrims and merchants encountered Arab Muslim culture on their way to the Holy Land; and explores more recent artistic interaction between Ottoman and Western cultures, including Sir Christopher Wren's inspirations in the "Saracen" style of Gothic architecture. Recovering this long yet overlooked history of architectural "borrowing," Stealing from the Saracens is a rich tale of cultural exchange, shedding new light on Europe's greatest landmarks.


Haqiqatul-Wahi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
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In this book the Promised Messiah, on whom be peace, discusses the philosophy of divine revelation, the three categories of people who claim to receive revelation, and the distinction of the truthful from the false. He then establishes his truthfulness by documenting over 200 Signs, including the fulfillment of prophecies made by the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, other men of God, earlier scriptures, and his own revelations spanning over twenty-five years. The author cites numerous examples of his enemies who publicly predicted his downfall and demise, only to become the very victims of their own prophecies. God, however, protected him against every assault, while continuously reassuring him of His promise to bless his Community—a promise which continues to bear the seal and testimony of history. The author also appeals to the followers of different faiths to read this book cover to cover to appreciate and accept this evidence as proof that God is One and the Holy Prophet Muhammad is the Messenger of God, and that he is the Promised Messiah raised to unite humanity under the banner of Islam.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adil E. Shamoo,David B. Resnik
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Recent scandals and controversies, such as data fabrication in federally funded science, data manipulation and distortion in private industry, and human embryonic stem cell research, illustrate the importance of ethics in science. Responsible Conduct of Research, now in a completely updated second edition, provides an introduction to the social, ethical, and legal issues facing scientists today.

The Art of Impossible

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New York Times Bestseller Bestselling author and peak performance expert Steven Kotler decodes the secrets of those elite performers—athletes, artists, scientists, CEOs and more—who have changed our definition of the possible, teaching us how we too can stretch far beyond our capabilities, making impossible dreams much more attainable for all of us. What does it take to accomplish the impossible? What does it take to shatter our limitations, exceed our expectations, and turn our biggest dreams into our most recent achievements? We are capable of so much more than we know—that’s the message at the core of The Art of Impossible. Building upon cutting-edge neuroscience and over twenty years of research, bestselling author, peak performance expert and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, Steven Kotler lays out a blueprint for extreme performance improvement. If you want to aim high, here is the playbook to make it happen! Inspirational and aspirational, pragmatic and accessible, The Art of Impossible is a life-changing experience disguised as a how-to manual for peak performance that anyone can use to shoot for the stars . . . space-suit, not included.

Gathering Blue

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Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever. As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

Atlantis Rising Magazine Issue 130 – PUSHING BACK AGAINST TECH TYRANNY PDF Download

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Information Systems

Information Systems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Efrem G. Mallach
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Most information systems textbooks overwhelm business students with overly technical information they may not need in their careers. This textbook takes a new approach to the required information systems course for business majors. For each topic covered, the text highlights key "Take-Aways" that alert students to material they will need to remember during their careers. Sections titled "Where You Fit In" and "Why This Chapter Matters" explain how the topics being covered will impact students on the job. Review questions, discussion questions, and summaries are also included. This second edition is updated to include new technology, along with a new running case study. Key features: Single-mindedly for business students who are not technical specialists Doesn’t try to prepare IS professionals; other courses will do that Stresses the enabling technologies and application areas that matter the most today Based on the author’s real-world experience Up to date regarding technology and tomorrow’s business needs This is the book the author—and, more importantly, his students—wishes he had when he started teaching. Dr. Mallach holds degrees in engineering from Princeton and MIT, and in business from Boston University. He worked in the computer industry for two decades, as Director of Strategic Planning for a major computer firm and as co-founder/CEO of a computer marketing consulting firm. He taught information systems in the University of Massachusetts (Lowell and Dartmouth) business schools for 18 years, then at Rhode Island College following his retirement. He consults in industry and serves as Webmaster for his community, in between hiking and travel with his wife.

Global Standard Setting in Internet Governance

Global Standard Setting in Internet Governance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alison Harcourt,George Christou,Seamus Simpson
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The book addresses representation of the public interest in Internet standard developing organisations (SDOs). Much of the existing literature on Internet governance focuses on international organisations such as the United Nations (UN), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The literature covering standard developing organisations has to date focused on organisational aspects. This book breaks new ground with investigation of standard development within SDO fora. Case studies centre on standards relating to privacy and security, mobile communications, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and copyright. The book lifts the lid on internet standard setting with detailed insight into a world which, although highly technical, very much affects the way in which citizens live and work on a daily basis. In doing this it adds significantly to the trajectory of research on Internet standards and SDOs that explore the relationship between politics and protocols. The analysis contributes to academic debates on democracy and the internet, global self-regulation and civil society, and international decision-making processes in unstructured environments. The book advances work on the Multiple Streams Framework (MS) by applying it to decision-making in non-state environments, namely SDOs which have long been dominated by private actors. The book is aimed at academic audiences in political science, computer science communications and science and technology studies as well as representatives from civil society, the civil service, government, engineers and experts working within SDO fora. It will also be accessible to students at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels.


科學證實你想的會成真:從心靈到物質的驚人創造力 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 道森.丘吉 Dawson Church
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科學證實你想的會成真:從心靈到物質的驚人創造力 by 道森.丘吉 Dawson Church Summary

想法具有不可思議的力量 科學證實你能創造想要的事物 ★美國書展獎2018年健康類最佳選書★ ★美國聯合書訊網2018年科學類最佳選書★ 【你擁有的日常超能力】 我們多數人只使用自己能力的一小部分,不了解心念的力量有多大,也不清楚自己的心靈如何能創造物質。你總是不停地在創造,科學證實你的每一個想法和信念都會對大腦之外的世界產生強大的影響。當你了解如何有意識地運用自己具備的超能力,就能為自己和身邊的人創造美好生活。 知名心靈科學研究專家道森.丘吉(Dawson Church),整合了心理學、生物學及物理學等領域的數百份研究,證實我們心靈能量時時刻刻都在創造現實。個人的想法不僅會影響自己的人生,更會影響全宇宙的集體意識。透過令人大開眼界的研究及真實生動的案例,將擴展你對生命的認識及改變你看世界的方式,進而掌握自己的生命力量。歡迎進入宇宙深不可測的無限創造世界。 ★心想事成的過程是如何發生的? ★如何運用心靈創造想要的一切? ★負面想法與情緒會對我們造成什麼影響? ★情緒如何影響腦波,重塑我們的大腦? ★趨吉避凶的能力可以經由練習取得? ★心靈和宇宙是如何交流溝通的? ★如何讓心腦諧振,創造圓滿人生? ★如何突破限制,創造比預期還好的結果? 【改變能量場,就改變了現實】 羅盤、指南針、蜜蜂採蜜授粉、海豚安全泅泳……從大自然的一草一木到人類智慧的結晶,都指向了同一個真相──有了正常的電磁場,天地萬物才能安全存活且欣欣向榮。無論我們拉大範圍到行星或銀河,或是縮小範圍到單一細胞,都會發現電磁能量場。電磁力是生物進行各種生化過程的核心,所以改變這些場域就能改變物質,我們的身體是如此,外部的世界也是如此。 以人類的層次來說,正常的電磁能量場讓細胞可以成功複製,長出一模一樣的新細胞來汰舊換新;失常的電磁能量場會讓生理功能紊亂,細胞不正常增生而致癌。揚升的電磁能量場能夠對準宇宙能量的頻率,改善精神、氣韻、際遇,吸引好人好事;相反的,磁場不對的能量場只會讓你的健康受損,招來壞事與惡運。這就是能量場創造物質實相的方式。要圓滿自己的人生,除了靠努力,還要有主動創造個人實相的能力。最根本的方法就是:善用你的每個心念。 現在,我們終於可以用更科學的方法去追蹤想法到物質之間連結,每個環節背後都有許多科學家提供堅實的研究與事證,展示人類的意圖創造物質世界的驚人天賦。這個天賦每個人都有,差別只在有人耗損了,而有人越磨越利。在這本書中,要告訴你的就是如何拋光天賦、化夢想為現實的方法。

Da Mente à Matéria

Da Mente à Matéria Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dawson Church
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Qualquer criação humana começa com um pensamento, seja ela uma sinfonia, uma receita ou um foguetão. Assim que manifestamos uma intenção, desencadeamos uma complexa cadeia de eventos no nosso cérebro.Os pensamentos tornam-se impulsos que, ao percorrerem os caminhos neuronais, geram campos eletromagnéticos. É um processo invisível, mas que determina o modo como as nossas moléculas se organizam. Ou seja, a energia (neste caso a mente) transforma a matéria. Em Da Mente à Matéria, o premiado investigador Dawson explica-nos a ciência desse processo. Os pensamentos que cultivamos condicionam os átomos e as moléculas que nos rodeiam. Muitas pessoas conseguiram dominar esse poder mental com resultados extraordinários. Dawson Church prova-nos que essas experiências não são apenas coincidências felizes. Neurocientistas descobriram que há um determinado comprimento de onda cerebral que se manifesta em nós através do “estado de fluxo” – ou seja, a energia flui com uma naturalidade espantosa. Os estudos mais recentes da epigenética, neurociência, psicologia, eletromagnetismo e física quântica ajudam-nos a perceber como podemos entrar no “estado de fluxo” – e assim alinharmo-nos com a energia que nos circunda para podermos tirar, finalmente, todo o partido da nossa força mental.

깨어 있는 마음의 과학

깨어 있는 마음의 과학 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 도슨 처치
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마음이 물질을 만든다는 것을 믿을 수 있는가? 400편 이상의 연구결과들을 한 줄로 꿰어 유전자와 뇌의 후천적인 변화, 기적적인 치유와 사회적 혁명 등 실로 모든 것이 마음에서 비롯된다는 것을 과학적으로 증명하는 미국판 《왓칭》에 해당하는 책 Home 도서 목록 잠재의식과 직관 깨어 있는 마음의 과학 가격문의(상세정보 참조) 지은이 도슨 처치(최경규) 카테고리 자기계발과 직관 펴낸날 2020.03.02 쪽수 464p 가격 22,000원 마음이 물질을 만든다는 것을 믿을 수 있는가? 400편 이상의 연구결과들을 한 줄로 꿰어 유전자와 뇌의 후천적인 변화, 기적적인 치유와 사회적 혁명 등 실로 모든 것이 마음에서 비롯된다는 것을 과학적으로 증명하는 미국판 《왓칭》에 해당하는 책 0 마음으로 몸을 바꿀 수 있을까? 현대 과학이 밝혀낸 바에 따르면 당신이 가장 활발하게 사용하는 뇌 신경회로의 용량은 늘어나며 그 반대의 것들은 점차 떨어져나간다. 마음을 바꾸면 뇌에서는 정보가 새로운 신경경로를 따라 흐르기 시작한다. 이렇게 당신의 뇌는 늘 재배선되고 있다. 뇌는 마음이 지시하는 대로 반응하는 셈이다. 이뿐만이 아니다. 이 책에 인용된 연구결과들은 마음이 몸을 기적적으로 치유하기도 하고 유전자를 변환시키기도 한다는 것을 증명하고 있다. 결국, 마음이 몸을 바꾼다. 마음으로 세상을 바꿀 수 있을까? 당신이 지금 읽고 있는 이 종이나 화면은 처음에는 하나의 생각에서부터 출발한 것이다. 민주주의, 비키니, 우주여행, 면역 접종, 화폐, 1마일을 4분 안에 달리기, 조립생산 공정 등도 마찬가지다. 사회 개혁이나 위대한 발명은 인류에게 큰 혜택을 가져왔지만 처음에 그것은 고작 한 사람의 생각일 뿐이었다. 생각뿐 아니라 당신의 감정도 세상을 바꾼다. 이 책은 감정이 자기 자신뿐만 아니라 전체 사회에 어떤 영향을 미치는지 연구한 자료들을 제시함으로써 한 사람의 감정이 얼마나 큰 영향력을 지녔는지 확인시켜준다. 결국, 마음이 세상을 바꾼다. 물질-에너지의 코페르니쿠스적 전환 우리 대부분은 에너지가 물질의 부수적 현상이라고 믿는다. 이것은 사실일까? 이 책이 제시하는 몇 가지 연구 자료만 살펴보아도 우리의 믿음은 완전히 뒤집어진다. 암은 물질세포로 나타나기 전에 전자기 신호로 먼저 나타난다. 또, 정상적인 물 분자의 결합각인 104.5도는 사람이 에너지를 가했을 때 변화되며, 심지어 원격으로도 보내는 에너지에도 반응한다. 이뿐만 아니라 과학자들이 시계로 사용할 만큼 오차 없는 방사성 물질의 붕괴 속도는 고온, 산성, 전자기장, 압력으로는 바꿀 수 없지만 기(氣)로 변화시킬 수 있음이 증명되었다. 결국, 물질이 에너지를 만드는 것이 아니라 에너지가 물질을 만든다. “뇌를 변신시키는 것은 당신이 일상적으로 하고 있는 일이다. 이제 당신의 삶이 나아지도록 그 과정을 의도적으로 지휘할 때가 왔다. 컴퓨터나 스마트폰의 운영체제를 업그레이드하는 것과 마찬가지로, 마음을 바꿈으로써 당신의 뇌를 업그레이드할 수 있다. 마음은 물질이 된다.” “장(場)을 변화시키라. 그러면 당신은 물질을 변화시키게 된다.” “내가 상온에서 H2O 한 잔을 건네준다면 그것은 분명히 물이다. 그러나 그 물을 난로 위에 올려 에너지를 가하면 수증기가 된다. 여전히 H2O이긴 하지만, 에너지를 높여주면 그것이 취하는 물질의 형태가 완전히 바뀌어버리는 것이다. 같은 H2O를 냉동실에 넣어서 에너지를 빼앗으면, 이 물질은 다시 형태를 바꾸어 얼음이 된다. 에너지의 감소가 다시 물질의 형태를 완전히 바꿔놓은 것이다. 마찬가지로, 에너지는 우리가 평소에 알아차리지 못하는 무수한 방법으로 암암리에 물질이 취하는 형태를 좌우한다.” ― 본문 중에서

Seehundspeck und Hundeschlitten

Seehundspeck und Hundeschlitten Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benedikt Jager
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Alfred Otto Schwede (1915 - 1987) war einer der produktivsten Schriftsteller und Übersetzer der DDR. Obwohl seine Texte dort eine Millionenauflage erreichten, ist er heute fast vollständig vergessen. Dies ist seiner besonderen Position im ostdeutschen Literaturbetrieb geschuldet. Als ordinierter Pfarrer publizierte er bei der Evangelischen Verlagsanstalt neben Reiseberichten über Skandinavien hauptsächlich historische Romane zu Gestalten der nordischen Kirchengeschichte. Da er zudem sechzig Romane aus den nordischen Sprachen ins Deutsche übertrug, kann trotz seiner Randstellung seine Bedeutung für das Skandinavienbild in der DDR nicht hoch genug veranschlagt werden.