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By Henry Shukman. 2020
This is the story of how a meditation practice gave Henry Shukman a context for integrating a sudden spiritual awakening… into his life and how his depression and anxiety were gradually healed through this practice. In sharing how he grew into a Zen teacher, Shukman demystifies Zen training, casting its profound insights in simple, lucid language. Along the way, One Blade of Grass guides listeners on a journey of their own, into the hidden treasures that contemplative practice can reveal to any of us. One Blade of Grass recounts Shukman's journey from academia to life as a wandering poet and writer, until he finally settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he now runs Mountain Cloud Zen Center. A child of professors at Oxford University, he received a classical humanist education and threw himself onto the path to academia in order to cope with the pain of his parents' divorce and the chronic eczema that had plagued him since childhood-until one day as a young man he encountered a spontaneous, powerful awakening experience. By turns humorous and moving, this beautiful memoir takes listeners on the journey of a lifetime-into the depths of humanity, following an ancient path to freedom and love
Essence is the fundamental, universal, loving energy that connects the entire universe and all its living things. This universal loving… goodness binds us all together in an intimate and powerful way. America's beloved psychic Char Margolis shows listeners how to tap into the vital power of Essence and draw strength and wisdom from these deep, fundamental connections. Using the universal presence of the Essence, listeners will learn about the five sources of power and how to manifest them, about spirits and angels and how to benefit from their aid, the truth about living and dying, how to help departed loved ones find peace, ways to ward off negative and harmful energies, and much more… With Char as a guide, listeners will explore the vast and connected world of Essence and delve into their own inherent spiritual awareness
By Paul Selig. 2018
The third work in channeler Paul Selig's acclaimed Mastery Trilogy guides readers to the knowledge of their true selves. The… channeled literature of Paul Selig--who receives clairaudient dictation from unseen intellects called the Guides--has quickly become the most important and celebrated expression of channeling since A Course In Miracles rose to prominence in the 1970s. Selig's previous trilogy of channeled wisdom--I Am the Word, The Book of Love and Creation, and The Book of Knowing and Worth--won a large following around the world for its depth, intimacy, and psychological insight. The first two books of his new Mastery Trilogy, The Book of Mastery and The Book of Truth, likewise attained popularity and praise. Now, Selig continues the "Teachings of Mastery" with the widely anticipated third volume in the series: The Book of Freedom, which shows readers how to find full expression as the Divine Self through surrender and acquiescence to the true nature of their being.
By Ian Urbina. 2019
A riveting, adrenaline-fueled journey through some of the most dangerous regions of the earth-the high seas, where lawlessness and physical… risk prevail. There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. Perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans: too big to police, and with no clear international authority, the oceans have become the setting for rampant criminality-from human trafficking and slavery to environmental crimes and piracy. Now, in The Outlaw Ocean, Ian Urbina-prize-winning reporter for The New York Times-gives us a galvanizing account of the several years he spent exploring and investigating the high seas, the industries that make use of it, and the people who make their-often criminal-living on it. He traveled on fishing boats and freighters, visited port towns and hidden outposts. He witnessed both environmental vigilantes and transgressors in action and faced a near-mutiny aboard a police ship conveying him to a meeting point miles from the coast. He describes pursuing employment agencies and shipowners to hold them accountable for labor abuses and traveling with a maritime repo man. Combining high drama, an investigative reporter's eye for detail, and a commitment to social justice, The Outlaw Ocean is both a gripping adventure story and a stunning expose of some of the most disturbing realities that lie behind fishing, shipping, and, in turn, the entire global economy.
By Diana Beresford-Kroeger. 2015
The author of The Global Forest--an international bestseller and a classic upon publication, beloved by readers around the world--gives us… her tips and advice for achieving better health and peace of mind, with frugality, simplicity and pleasure not far behind. In The Sweetness of a Simple Life, Diana Beresford-Kroeger mixes science with storytelling, wonderment, magic, myth and plenty of common sense. After pursuing a Ph.D. in medical biochemistry, Beresford-Kroeger set out on a quest to preserve the world's forests. In this warm and wise collection of essays, she gives us a guide for living simply and well: which foods to eat and which to avoid; how to clean our homes and look after pets; how we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from illness; and why we need to appreciate nature. She provides an easy dose of healing, practical wisdom, blending modern medicine with aboriginal traditions. This inspiring, accessible book emphasizes back to basics, with the touchstone not an exotic religion or meditation practice, but the natural world around us.
By Hans Baumann. 1962
The discovery of the cave at Lascaux in 1940 by four boys and a dog is described by the author,… who also tells of other picture caves discovered by boys and girls. For junior and senior high readers. 1962. Uniform title: Höhlen der grossen Jäger.
By William L Shirer. 1962
Reconstruction of a memorable episode of World War II, the tracking and sinking of the German ship "Bismarck" by the… British Navy in 1941. For high school and adult readers. 1962.
By Milton Meltzer. 1999
Examines witch-hunts around the world from medieval Europe to the present day. Reveals how innocent people become accused of imaginary… crimes due to fear, ignorance, and mass hysteria. Includes the Salem witch trials, Shakespeare's witches, and twentieth-century examples of persecution. For junior high and older readers. c1999.
By Céline Debayle. 1989
Tout en respectant la chronologie des événements, Céline Debayle a conçu cette biographie grâce à une documentation importante et de… nombreux voyages sur les lieux de la révolte arabe animée par celui qui est resté dans l'Histoire sous le nom de Lawrence d'Arabie. Quelques descriptions de violence. Pour les lecteurs d'école secondaire. 1989.
By Carlos Castaneda. 1993
Using powerful ancient techniques to alter his state of consciousness, Castaneda travels into new worlds and encounters remarkable but dangerous… beings; he conjoins energy bodies with another dreamer in order to dream and explore together, and thus acquires new knowledge and understanding. This book is an extraordinary and exciting adventure of the psyche unlike any other, which enables the reader to participate fully in the author's latest eye-opening and thrilling discoveries and explorations. 1993.
By Martin Gardner. 1988
Columns, mostly from the Skeptical Inquirer, critique pseudoscience and other paranormal trends. Topics include channeling, psychic surgery, prime-time preachers, the… third eye, and Shirley MacLaine's fascination with reincarnation. Garner's essays are part exposé and part entertainment. 1991, c1988.
By Jean Casault. 2014
" [...] Jean Casault traite ici en profondeur du phénomène de la réincarnation. Il présente des faits réels, vérifiés et… étayés par les travaux des pionniersde la recherche dans ce domaine et relate les expériences de nombreux témoins... " -- 4e de couv.
Parker, former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service, interweaves stories of unpredicted natural disaster with those of scientific discovery.… The result is a journey from ancient man's first crude tide predictions to today's advanced early warning ability based on the Global Ocean Observing System, as we search for ways to predict tsunamis and rogue waves and critical aspects of climate change. Some descriptions of violence. c2010.
By Jean Lemire. 2007
Le biologiste, cinéaste et chef de mission Jean Lemire nous raconte son expérience, hors du commun, à bord du prestigieux… voilier océanographique Sedna IV. Au fil des pages, il nous fait découvrir cette mission exceptionnelle de plus de 430 jours, vécue dans des conditions extrêmes, afin de documenter l'effet des changements climatiques sur la péninsule antarctique. (Ce livre a été enregistré par l'auteure). 2007.
By Robert Hunter. 2004
Eleven landlubbing environmentalists and one old sea captain planned to pilot a small, aging fishing boat across 3,800 kilometres of… the Gulf of Alaska in the middle of storm season to try to stop a hydrogen bomb test - and possibly be incinerated in the process. Launched from Vancouver, the 1971 odyssey failed to stop the bomb but did ignite a world-wide environmental movement. Written by a member of the expedition, the book captures the idealism and hope of the psychedelic '60s, while also telling a sea story, full of the debates and misadventures of the characters on board. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex and violence. 2004.
By Jack Fitzgerald. 2005
The story of Captain Keating and the Cocos Island treasure, also known as "The lost treasure of Lima", was the… inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's novel "Treasure Island". Hundreds of adventurers from all over the world, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, sought Keating's treasure, estimated to be worth three hundred million dollars. An examination of the tale of Captain Keating, and of the connections between his story and Stevenson's classic. 2005.
By Timothy Severin. 2002
This work is an exploration in to the legend behind Daniel Defoe's classic novel, citing possible places where this famous… character could have been marooned. It examines the claim that Crusoe was based on a real life castaway, Alexander Selkirk. Describing the tropical locals and the practicalities of island life, the text brings the fictional and the factual together, along the way exploding some enduring myths. 2002.
By Brenna Maloney. 2018
From hippo attacks on the Okavango River to Chitina headwaters in Alaska, this chapter book is full of raging rivers… and thrilling adventures. With gripping--and true--stories of incredible adventures, extreme excursions, and ultimate survival, White Water! will have you on the edge of your canoe-- er seat. Perfect for all readers who love an exciting, real-life, adrenaline-fueled drama. Grades 2-4. 2018.
By Cynthia Pratt Nicolson. 2001
Did you know that a dormant volcano seems to be sleeping but can still erupt, or that in the past… 400 years, volcanoes have killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide? Learn how volcanoes are created and about what sets them off, and read about famous volcanic eruptions from all over the world. Find out how scientists risk their lives to study these mysterious earth forces, and why some people chose to live in the shadows of volcanoes, despite the dangers. Grades 2-4. 2001.
By Terry Deary, Nick Baker. 2003
This book contains frightening facts about the vicious Vikings and their savage Saxon enemies - from cruel kings and vengeful… Viking warriors to the suffering slaves, the thralls. It'll tell you why some vicious Vikings had names like Fat-thighs, Oaf and Stinking, how to build a vicious Viking longboat and which Viking god dressed up as a woman. Grades 4-7. 2003.