Folk Practices in North Mexico by Isabel Kelly

Folk Practices in North Mexico
  • Title : Folk Practices in North Mexico
  • Author : Isabel Kelly
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • ISBN Code : 1477304347
  • Pages : 178
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  • Language : English
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The Mexican folkways described in this monograph, of scientific interest to anthropologists, will fascinate laypeople as well. Isabel Kelly collected these notes in the 1950s, as a diversion when official field work was not feasible, in the vicinity of Torreón and particularly in the nearby village of El Cuije, in northern Mexico. She recounts folk customs and habits, focusing on beliefs and practices related to health and healing and on notions concerning magic. These form, Kelly believes, a core of folk culture which has survived tenaciously in the rural areas and on the outskirts of the cities, among mestizo families of scant education and limited economic resources. These people are well acquainted with simple, matter-of-fact illnesses which result from natural causes and which respond to treatment by herbal and other home remedies or by modern medicines. But they also recognize the evil eye and the emotional upset known as “fright.” They are thoroughly familiar with the ever-present danger of ailments which are not “natural” and God-sent, but which are deliberately inflicted by an enemy, through the artifice of a sorcerer or a spiritualist. Such “instigated” illnesses may take any form, from a cold in the head to a false pregnancy. If a person suspects that poor health results from such malevolence, he or she spurns Western medicine and looks instead to the witch or to the spiritualist as the only hope of a cure. El Cuije pays an annual quota from community funds to make available modern health services provided by the government. But community funds are similarly drawn upon to provide “medical” attention for those who repair to the sorcerers. Once a week the village truck takes all presumed witchcraft victims to a nearby town, where they receive clinical treatment from professional sorcerers. Kelly sees little that is genuinely indigenous in the beliefs and practices described; many of them demonstrably result from infiltration from the Old World in the years following the Spanish Conquest. She considers spiritualistic curing—important in northern Mexico and many other parts of Latin America—in some detail, but the specific outlines of its history in northern Mexico still awaited clarification at the time of her research.


The Magicians of the Golden Dawn by Ellic Howe

The Magicians of the Golden Dawn
  • Title : The Magicians of the Golden Dawn
  • Author : Ellic Howe
  • Publisher : Editorial Kier
  • ISBN Code : 9780850304268
  • Pages : 306
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  • Language : English
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Lector by N.A

Lector
  • Title : Lector
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Spanish-language Books for Public Libraries by Fabio Restrepo

Spanish-language Books for Public Libraries
  • Title : Spanish-language Books for Public Libraries
  • Author : Fabio Restrepo
  • Publisher : Amer Library Assn
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 169
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  • Language : English
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Describes recommended books written in Spanish about philosophy, religion, social science, language, science, technology, art, sports, literature, geography, and history.


Latin American Monographs by N.A

Latin American Monographs
  • Title : Latin American Monographs
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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GRAN LIBRO DE LA MAGIA RITUAL by Maestro Rejko Jodorowsky

GRAN LIBRO DE LA MAGIA RITUAL
  • Title : GRAN LIBRO DE LA MAGIA RITUAL
  • Author : Maestro Rejko Jodorowsky
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 1471041417
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Caramba! by Nina Marie Martinez

Caramba!
  • Title : Caramba!
  • Author : Nina Marie Martinez
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 359
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  • Language : English
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Working at a California cheese factory within sight of the Mexico border, Nat and Sway share confidences at a local club and pursue like-minded dreams of saving Sway's father's soul and overcoming a fear of public transportation to enable a trip to the ocean. 50,000 first printing.


Gui(a de Libros Recomendados Para Nin(os Y Jo(venes by N.A

Gui(a de Libros Recomendados Para Nin(os Y Jo(venes
  • Title : Gui(a de Libros Recomendados Para Nin(os Y Jo(venes
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Plural by N.A

Plural
  • Title : Plural
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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La Corónica by N.A

La Corónica
  • Title : La Corónica
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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"Spanish medieval language and literature newsletter." (varies).


Actas del primer congreso nacional de filosofía. Mendoza, Argentina. Marzo 30-Abril 9, 1949 by N.A

Actas del primer congreso nacional de filosofía. Mendoza, Argentina. Marzo 30-Abril 9, 1949
  • Title : Actas del primer congreso nacional de filosofía. Mendoza, Argentina. Marzo 30-Abril 9, 1949
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Revista Nacional de Cultura by N.A

Revista Nacional de Cultura
  • Title : Revista Nacional de Cultura
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Los ismos de Ramón Gómez de la Serna by Ramón Gómez de la Serna,Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior (Spain),Centro de arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Espagne).

Los ismos de Ramón Gómez de la Serna
  • Title : Los ismos de Ramón Gómez de la Serna
  • Author : Ramón Gómez de la Serna,Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior (Spain),Centro de arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Espagne).
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 493
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Letras femeninas by N.A

Letras femeninas
  • Title : Letras femeninas
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Estudios de Humanidades by N.A

Estudios de Humanidades
  • Title : Estudios de Humanidades
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Los Grandes Iniciados by Edouard Schuré

Los Grandes Iniciados
  • Title : Los Grandes Iniciados
  • Author : Edouard Schuré
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 443
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  • Language : English
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Revista del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico by N.A

Revista del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico
  • Title : Revista del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Cosmosíntesis Del Problema Humano by Antolín Díaz Martínez

Cosmosíntesis Del Problema Humano
  • Title : Cosmosíntesis Del Problema Humano
  • Author : Antolín Díaz Martínez
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 299
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  • Language : English
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Majallat Kullīyat al-Ādāb by N.A

Majallat Kullīyat al-Ādāb
  • Title : Majallat Kullīyat al-Ādāb
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Enciclopedia Judaica Castellana by N.A

Enciclopedia Judaica Castellana
  • Title : Enciclopedia Judaica Castellana
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Término by N.A

Término
  • Title : Término
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Practical Magic for Beginners by Brandy Williams

Practical Magic for Beginners
  • Title : Practical Magic for Beginners
  • Author : Brandy Williams
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN Code : 0738725447
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Anyone can practice magic to improve their everyday lives. Practical Magic for Beginners is a straightforward introduction to magical practice for Christians, Pagans, Jews, atheists, and people of all religious traditions. This comprehensive training course presents the foundations of spellcraft and ritual magic through short, simple exercises. Readers explore their energy and senses, and then move on to developing skills in extrasensory perception, divination, and introspection. Magical timing, magical processes, ritual space and tools, journaling, and dreamwork are explained and discussed in depth. This nondenominational guidebook also includes twenty rituals related to friendship, love, prosperity, health, and other common concerns.


Miró en escena by Joan Miró

Miró en escena
  • Title : Miró en escena
  • Author : Joan Miró
  • Publisher : Fundacio Joan Miro
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 396
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  • Language : English
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Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima

Confessions of a Mask
  • Title : Confessions of a Mask
  • Author : Yukio Mishima
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780720620078
  • Pages : 251
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  • Language : English
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The story of a Japanese boy's development towards a homosexual identity during and after the Second World War. In narrating his progress from an isolated childhood through adolescence to manhood, he exposes his inner life, full of repressed homosexual desires and preoccupations with sadomasochism and death. The enduring power of the novel is in part owing to its themes of fantasy, despair, and alienation, its eloquent voice and its autobiographical nature - the equally enduring fascination with the life and character of one of Japan's most turbulent artists.


I the Supreme by Augusto Antonio Roa Bastos

I the Supreme
  • Title : I the Supreme
  • Author : Augusto Antonio Roa Bastos
  • Publisher : Dalkey Archive Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781564782472
  • Pages : 433
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  • Language : English
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"An elaborate and erudite opus saturated in the verbal bravura of classic modernism." The New Yorker


Book of Shadows by Migene Gonzales-Wippler

Book of Shadows
  • Title : Book of Shadows
  • Author : Migene Gonzales-Wippler
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN Code : 0738702137
  • Pages : 218
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  • Language : English
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Sheds light on Wiccan beliefs and practices--deities, priests, holidays, rituals, and rules--that are often unknown and frequently misunderstood by non-Pagans and the uninitiated, revealing what it truly means to be witch. Original.


Authentic Happiness by Martin E. P. Seligman

Authentic Happiness
  • Title : Authentic Happiness
  • Author : Martin E. P. Seligman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 9780743222976
  • Pages : 321
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  • Language : English
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Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.


Spatial and Temporal Dimensions for Legal History by Massimo Meccarelli,María Julia Solla Sastre

Spatial and Temporal Dimensions for Legal History
  • Title : Spatial and Temporal Dimensions for Legal History
  • Author : Massimo Meccarelli,María Julia Solla Sastre
  • Publisher : Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
  • ISBN Code : 3944773055
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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http://dx.doi.org/10.12946/gplh6http://www.epubli.de/shop/buch/53894"The spatiotemporal conjunction is a fundamental aspect of the juridical reflection on the historicity of law. Despite the fact that it seems to represent an issue directly connected with the question of where legal history is heading today, it still has not been the object of a focused inquiry. Against this background, the book’s proposal consists in rethinking key confluences related to this problem in order to provide coordinates for a collective understanding and dialogue. The aim of this volume, however, is not to offer abstract methodological considerations, but rather to rely both on concrete studies, out of which a reflection on this conjunction emerges, as well as on the reconstruction of certain research lines featuring a spatiotemporal component. This analytical approach makes a contribution by providing some suggestions for the employment of space and time as coordinates for legal history. Indeed, contrary to those historiographical attitudes reflecting a monistic conception of space and time (as well as a Eurocentric approach), the book emphasises the need for a delocalized global perspective. In general terms, the essays collected in this book intend to take into account the multiplicity of the spatiotemporal confines, the flexibility of those instruments that serve to create chronologies and scenarios, as well as certain processes of adaptation of law to different times and into different spaces. The spatiotemporal dynamism enables historians not only to detect new perspectives and dimensions in foregone themes, but also to achieve new and compelling interpretations of legal history. As far as the relationship between space and law is concerned, the book analyses experiences in which space operates as a determining factor of law, e.g. in terms of a field of action for law. Moreover, it outlines the attempted scales of spatiality in order to develop legal historical research. With reference to the connection between time and law, the volume sketches the possibility of considering the factor of time, not just as a descriptive tool, but as an ascriptive moment (quasi an inner feature) of a legal problem, thus making it possible to appreciate the synchronic aspects of the ‘juridical experience’. As a whole, the volume aims to present spatiotemporality as a challenge for legal history. Indeed, reassessing the value of the spatiotemporal coordinates for legal history implies thinking through both the thematic and methodological boundaries of the discipline."


Romances of Chivalry in the Spanish Golden Age by Daniel Eisenberg

Romances of Chivalry in the Spanish Golden Age
  • Title : Romances of Chivalry in the Spanish Golden Age
  • Author : Daniel Eisenberg
  • Publisher : Juan De LA Cuesta
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 182
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  • Language : English
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Eisenberg's book dealing with the Spanish Romances of chivalry, the most popular fiction of the Spanish Renaissance, and the preferred reading of Don Quijote, is finally back in print. Originally published in 1982, this important work has been out of print for a number of years. "Dan Eisenberg's work is our best source of knowledge about the Spanish romances of chivalry." -Sydney P. Cravens Texas Tech University "Daniel Eisenberg tiene un profundo conocimiento de los secretos de los libros de caballermas." -Martmn de Riquer Real Academia Espaqola


Little Miss Innocent? by Lori Foster

Little Miss Innocent?
  • Title : Little Miss Innocent?
  • Author : Lori Foster
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • ISBN Code : 1489268820
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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A fan–favourite tale from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster, now available as a stand–alone ebook for the first time! Sex therapist Lace McGee is the sort of outspoken woman Dr. Daniel Sawyers wishes his little sister didn't idolize. In fact, he'd prefer to avoid her himself, as she's always managed to get under his skin. But when her visit to the ER lands him in the role of providing some follow–up TLC, they both might learn that ignoring desire only leads to explosive encounters... First published in 1999.


The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses
  • Title : The Satanic Verses
  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9780312270827
  • Pages : 561
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  • Language : English
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The explosion of a jetliner over India triggers an Apocalyptic battle that sweeps across the subcontinent. Reprint.


De Sphaera of Johannes de Sacrobosco in the Early Modern Period by Matteo Valleriani

De Sphaera of Johannes de Sacrobosco in the Early Modern Period
  • Title : De Sphaera of Johannes de Sacrobosco in the Early Modern Period
  • Author : Matteo Valleriani
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030308332
  • Pages : 396
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  • Language : English
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This open access book explores commentaries on an influential text of pre-Copernican astronomy in Europe. It features essays that take a close look at key intellectuals and how they engaged with the main ideas of this qualitative introduction to geocentric cosmology. Johannes de Sacrobosco compiled his Tractatus de sphaera during the thirteenth century in the frame of his teaching activities at the then recently founded University of Paris. It soon became a mandatory text all over Europe. As a result, a tradition of commentaries to the text was soon established and flourished until the second half of the 17th century. Here, readers will find an informative overview of these commentaries complete with a rich context. The essays explore the educational and social backgrounds of the writers. They also detail how their careers developed after the publication of their commentaries, the institutions and patrons they were affiliated with, what their agenda was, and whether and how they actually accomplished it. The editor of this collection considers these scientific commentaries as genuine scientific works. The contributors investigate them here not only in reference to the work on which it comments but also, and especially, as independent scientific contributions that are socially, institutionally, and intellectually contextualized around their authors.


That Elixir Called Love by Ramtha (the enlightened one (Spirit))

That Elixir Called Love
  • Title : That Elixir Called Love
  • Author : Ramtha (the enlightened one (Spirit))
  • Publisher : Ramtha\'s School of the Mind
  • ISBN Code : 9781578730445
  • Pages : 266
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  • Language : English
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Juan de la Rosa by Nataniel Aguirre

Juan de la Rosa
  • Title : Juan de la Rosa
  • Author : Nataniel Aguirre
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199938873
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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Long considered a classic in Bolivia, Juan de la Rosa tells the story of a young boy's coming of age during the violent and tumultuous years of Bolivia's struggle for independence. Indeed, in this remarkable novel, Juan's search for his personal identity functions as an allegory of Bolivia's search for its identity as a nation. Set in the early 1800s, the novel is narrated by one of the last surviving Bolivian rebels, octogenarian Juan de la Rosa. Juan recreates his childhood in the rebellious town of Cochabamba, and with it a large cast of full bodied, Dickensian characters both heroic and malevolent. The larger cultural dislocations brought about by Bolivia's political upheaval are echoed in those experienced by Juan, whose mother's untimely death sets off a chain of unpredictable events that propel him into the fiery crucible of the South American Independence Movement. Outraged by Juan's outspokenness against Spanish rule and his awakening political consciousness, his loyalist guardians banish him to the countryside, where he witnesses firsthand the Spaniards' violent repression and rebels' valiant resistance that crystallize both his personal destiny and that of his country. In Sergio Gabriel Waisman's fluid translation, English readers have access to Juan de la Rosa for the very first time.


Mama Blanca's Memoirs by Teresa de la Parra

Mama Blanca's Memoirs
  • Title : Mama Blanca's Memoirs
  • Author : Teresa de la Parra
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780822959106
  • Pages : 183
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  • Language : English
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Your Forces and How to Use Them by Prentice Mulford

Your Forces and How to Use Them
  • Title : Your Forces and How to Use Them
  • Author : Prentice Mulford
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1602060800
  • Pages : 172
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  • Language : English
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Grown out of author Prentice Mulford's spiritual nature and study of the metaphysical and the mundane, Your Forces and How to Use Them, originally published in 1911, is at once a description of the mental forces we all possess and an expression of those that are not so obvious, but of which we subconsciously take part. Touching on topics as varied and as cerebral as dream-life, memory, mesmerism, knowledge, and the power of positive thinking, this fascinating study of the psycho-spiritual is a must for anyone curious about the power of the human mind. American author PRENTICE MULFORD (1834-1891) is one of the oddest fixtures of 19th-century literature. After moving for years in the literary and Bohemian sets of San Francisco in the 1860s as a writer of humorous short stories, he lived as a hermit in New Jersey, where he wrote the books of modern spirituality that made him a pioneer of modern self-help philosophies, including Thoughts Are Things and The God in You.


Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Snow Crash
  • Title : Snow Crash
  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • ISBN Code : 9780553898194
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels • A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous, you’ll recognize it immediately Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Praise for Snow Crash “[Snow Crash is] a cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon’s Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole.”—The San Francisco Bay Guardian “Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the twenty-first century.”—William Gibson “Brilliantly realized . . . Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow.”—The New York Times Book Review


The Greatest Success in the World by Og Mandino

The Greatest Success in the World
  • Title : The Greatest Success in the World
  • Author : Og Mandino
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • ISBN Code : 0307780910
  • Pages : 112
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  • Language : English
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Through the deeply inspirational story of one extraordinary man who lived in the time of Christ --you, too, can learn to shed failure, overcome frustration and heartbreak to achieve a rich, satisfying life of peace and guidance, you can play the game of life fearlessly -- and win. Accept his precious gift of wisdom and know the true rewards of limitless personal success From the Paperback edition.


The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Title : The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Author : Thornton Wilder
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 123
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The Romance of Flamenca by E. D. Blodgett

The Romance of Flamenca
  • Title : The Romance of Flamenca
  • Author : E. D. Blodgett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317775546
  • Pages : 504
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.