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1. Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy - Robert Hewitt Brown 2002

This incredibly detailed book reveals the hidden meanings behind occult signs and symbols from ancient times, found in what should be termed stellar theology, and then carried over into our modern world. Also reveals how Freemasonry is connected to Judaism, Christianity and the Bible. Lastly, it shows what the ancients knew about astronomy and how it became incorporated into the various religions of the world. Brown explores the world's legends, emblems and symbols and how they were all connected to ancient astronomical systems. Highly sought after, now back in print.

2. Here Be Dragons: The Scientific Quest for Extraterrestrial Life - By David W. Koerner, Simon LeVay 2000

The discovery of life on other planets would be perhaps the most momentous revelation in human history, more disorienting and more profound than either the Copernican or Darwinian revolutions which knocked the earth from the center of the universe and humankind from its position of lofty self-regard. In Here Be Dragons, astronomer David Koerner and neurobiologist Simon LeVay offer a scientifically compelling and colorful account of the ongoing search for life beyond Earth.

The authors survey the work of biologists, cosmologists, computer theorists, NASA engineers, SETI researchers, roboticists, UFO enthusiasts and debunkers as they attempt to answer the greatest remaining question facing humankind: Are we alone? From their "safe haven of skepticism" the authors venture into the "rough seas of speculation," where theory and evidence run the gamut from hard science to hocus pocus. Arguing that the universe is spectacularly suited for the evolution of living creatures, Koerner and LeVay give us ringside seats at the great debates of Big Science. The contentious arguments about what really happens in evolution, the acrimonious UFO controversy, and the debate over intelligence versus artificial intelligence shed new light on the wildly divergent claims about the universe and life's place in it. The authors argue that while no direct evidence of extraterrestrial life yet exists, habitats and chemical building blocks for life abound in the universe. A wealth of new astronomical techniques and space missions may provide this evidence early in the next century.

Lucidly written and scientifically rigorous, Here Be Dragons presents everything we know thus far about the emergence of intelligent life here on earth and, perhaps, beyond.

"Experts in many diverse disciplines have come together to form a new science: astrobiology," report astronomer David Koerner and biologist-writer Simon LeVay.

It is a fundamentally new enterprise, a focus of intense excitement and energy, and a recipient of huge government resources. This science has just one ambition: To understand Life in its universal context and, in doing so, to understand ourselves.
Koerner and LeVay have no particular thesis to advance about astrobiology and extraterrestrial life, no axe to grind: they have talked to everybody from Stephen Jay Gould and Robert Weinberg to the (human) denizens of Area 51. Their evenhanded overview moves from the origin of life on Earth to the search for life in our solar system to the search for planets around other stars to SETI, UFO-logy, and the anthropic principle. Since each of these topics can easily take up a whole book (or a shelf-full), theirs is something of a roller-skate tour, but one that misses no major issues. Balanced between the Copernican "principle of mediocrity" and the rare earth hypothesis of Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee, Here Be Dragons is an accessible, engaging guide to a deeply stirring question: "Is there anybody out there?

3. The Passion Plan : A Step-By-Step Guide to Discovering,Developing, and Living Your Passion - by Richard Y. Chang 1999

We all know people who jump out of bed every morning, eager to start the day, so fulfilled by their personal and professional lives that they wouldn't change a thing. What's their secret? Passion. We all have it, but we don't all use it to its full potential. In The Passion Plan, Dr. Richard Chang presents seven simple steps to discovering the things we really care about, deciding where we want them to take us, and developing a plan to get us there. Through clear explanations, insightful self-assessments, and inspiring stories of people both ordinary and famous, Chang shows how the power of passion can reshape our lives.

4. Healthy Aging For Dummies - By Brent Agin, MD, Sharon Perkins, RN

Look to this book for advice, techniques, and strategies to help
people stay vigorous and healthy as they grow older.

People are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about managing their
health as they age. Healthy Aging For Dummies explains how people
can embark on a healthy lifestyle that will enable them to feel
young, both mentally and physically, even as they’re getting older.
It covers tips and advice on choosing the ideal physician; starting
an exercise program; learning to meditate; taking the right
vitamins and herbs; dealing with or preventing heart disease,
cancer, and dementia; replacing negative thinking with positive
thinking; and building memory and learning skills.

5. Inside The Space Ships - George Adamski

What has happened to George Adamski since he wrote the famous incidents in Flying
Saucers Have Landed? Since the memorable November 20, 1952, when he first made
personal contact with a man from another world? Since December 13, 1952 when he was
able to make photographs within 100 feet of the same saucer that had brought his original

Inside The Space Ships is Adamski’s own story of what has happened to him since then. It
begins with his first meeting, a few months later, with a second man from another world
— his first meeting with one who speaks to him. This second visitor brings him to a
Venusian Scout (flying saucer) and this, in turn, brings him to a mother ship. Later lie is
conveyed in both a Saturnian Scout and a Saturnian mother ship. Adamski tells us what
transpires in these space craft and what the men and women from other worlds have told him

6. Chronicle of the Pharaohs: The Reign-By-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt With 350 Illustrations 130 in Color - Peter A. Clayton 1994

Who was the first king on ancient Egypt and who was the last? Which Egyptian queens ruled in their own right? What do we really know about the 170 or more pharaohs whose names have come down to us?

Chronicle of the Pharaohs is the first book to depict chronologically and in narrative form all the rulers and dynasties of Egypt. From Narmer, who first united lands along the Nile, to Cleopatra 3,000 years later, the history of ancient Egypt is brought vividly to life through the exploits and personalities of her rulers.

Key features of the book include:
• biographical portraits of all the known pharaohs
• timelines throughout, with at-a-glance visual guides to the length of each reign and the overlapping of dynasties;
• datafiles for every pharaoh, listing key information such as royal titles and family relationships;
• cartouches (royal names in hieroglyphs) for each king and queen;
• genealogical tables, lists of main historical events, and special features of subjects that range from the six wives of Rameses the Great to the Exodus;
• Portraits of all the major rulers and specially commissioned cutaway diagrams of royal tombs and monuments.

Here is an essential reference on ancient Egypt that provides an extraordinary visual introduction to the diversity and richness of this fascinating civilization. Museum goers, tourists, students, and everyone interested in the world on ancient Egypt will quickly make the Chronicle their inseparable companion.

7. Atlas Of World War II - By Richard Natkiel 1985

It has often been stated that World War II was part of a European Civil War that began in 1914 at the start of World War I. This is partly true. In Europe, at least, the two world wars were the two hideous halves of the Anglo-German controversy that was at the heart of both conflicts. The question posed was: would Britain be able, or willing, to maintain her vast Empire in the face of German hegemony on the continent of Europe? The answer to that question never came. Britain, in seeking to thwart German interests on the Continent, eventually lost her whole Empire in the attempt -an empire that between the wars encompassed a quarter of the earth's surface and an equal pro­portion of its population. Put into that context, both world wars were dangerous for Britain to fight, jeopardizing the very existence of the Empire and inevitably weakening the mother country to the point that she could not maintain her world position at the end of the conflicts.
From Germany's point of view, the wars were not only dangerous in that they finally ruined virtually every town and city, devastated the countryside and dismembered the nation; they were irrelevant. In 1890 Germany was in a position from which, within a generation, she would economically dominate the whole of Europe. Inevitably, with that economic hegemony, political hegemony would soon follow, if not even precede. By 1910 the process was well in train; had no one done anything to stop her, Germany would have achieved the Kaiser's dreams without war by the mid 1920s. The col­lapse of Imperial Germany in 1918, fol­lowed by temporary occupation, inflation and national humiliation, set Germany back only a few years. Despite the disas­ters of World War I and its aftermath, Germany was quickly recovering her old position - roughly that of 1910 - by the time Hitler took power in 1933. By 1938 German power in Europe was greater than ever before, and Britain had to face the old question once again. Could she condone German political dominance of the Continent?

8. Theurgy and the Soul: The Neoplatonism of Iamblichus - Gregory Shaw

Theurgy and the Soul is a study of Iamblichus of Syria (ca. 240-325), whose teachings set the final form of pagan spirituality prior to the Christianization of the Roman Empire. Gregory Shaw focuses on the theory and practice of theurgy, the most controversial and significant aspect of Iamblichus's Platonism. Theurgy literally means "divine action." Unlike previous Platonists who stressed the elevated status of the human soul, Iamblichus taught that the soul descended completely into the body and thereby required the performance of theurgic rites--revealed by the gods--to unite the soul with the One. Iamblichus was once considered one of the great philosophers whose views on the soul and the importance of ritual profoundly influenced subsequent Platonists such as Proclus and Damascius. The Emperor Julian followed Iamblichus's teachings to guide the restoration of traditional pagan cults in his campaign against Christianity. Although Julian was unsuccessful, Iamblichus's ideas persisted well into the Middle Ages and beyond. His vision of a hierarchical cosmos united by divine ritual became the dominant world view for the entire medieval world and played an important role in the Renaissance Platonism of Marsilio Ficino. Even Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that he expected a reading of Iamblichus to cause a "revival in the churches." But modern scholars have dismissed him, seeing theurgy as ritual magic or "manipulation of the gods." Shaw, however, shows that theurgy was a subtle and intellectually sophisticated attempt to apply Platonic and Pythagorean teachings to the full expression of human existence in the material world.

9. Suing the Gun Industry: A Battle at the Crossroads of Gun Control and Mass Torts - Timothy Lytton 2006

"Mass tort litigation against the gun industry, with its practical weaknesses, successes, and goals, provides the framework for this collection of thoughtful essays by leading social scientists, lawyers, and academics. . . . These informed analyses reveal the complexities that make the debate so difficult to resolve. . . . Suing the Gun Industry masterfully reveals the many details contributing to the intractability of the gun debate."
-New York Law Journal

"Second Amendment advocate or gun-control fanatic, all Americans who care about freedom need to read Suing the Gun Industry."
-Bob Barr, Member of Congress, 1995-2003, and Twenty-First Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy, American Conservative Union

"The source for anyone interested in a balanced analysis of the lawsuits against the gun industry."
-David Hemenway, Professor of Health Policy & Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center Harvard School of Public Health Health Policy and Management Department, author of Private Guns, Public Health

"Highly readable, comprehensive, well-balanced. It contains everything you need to know, and on all sides, about the wave of lawsuits against U.S. gun manufacturers."
-James B. Jacobs, Warren E. Burger Professor of Law and author of Can Gun Control Work?

"In Suing the Gun Industry, Timothy Lytton has assembled some of the leading scholars and advocates, both pro and con, to analyze this fascinating effort to circumvent the well-known political obstacles to more effective gun control. This fine book offers a briefing on both the substance and the legal process of this wave of lawsuits, together with a better understanding of the future prospects for this type of litigation vis-à-vis other industries."
-Philip J. Cook, Duke University

"An interesting collection, generally representing the center of the gun-control debate, with considerable variation in focus, objectivity, and political realism."
-Paul Blackman, retired pro-gun criminologist and advocate

Gun litigation deserves a closer look amid the lessons learned from decades of legal action against the makers of asbestos, Agent Orange, silicone breast implants, and tobacco products, among others.

Suing the Gun Industry collects the diverse and often conflicting opinions of an outstanding cast of specialists in law, public health, public policy, and criminology and distills them into a complete picture of the intricacies of gun litigation and its repercussions for gun control.

Using multiple perspectives, Suing the Gun Industry scrutinizes legal action against the gun industry. Such a broad approach highlights the role of this litigation within two larger controversies: one over government efforts to reduce gun violence, and the other over the use of mass torts to regulate unpopular industries.

Readers will find Suing the Gun Industry a timely and accessible picture of these complex and controversial issues

10. The Art And Science Of Personal Magnetism - by Theron Q. Dumont

Many of the oldest writings of the race
contain references to the strange, mysterious power possessed by certain individuals,
which enabled them to attract or influence others.

11. The Ritual Magic Manual: A Complete Course in Practical Magic - David Griffin

This book is something alot of people have been waiting for. A simple, down to Earth guide on how to utilize the forces of the elements, the planets, the zodical signs, the sephiroth on the tree of life and even the misunderstood "demonic" forces of the qulipoth. David Griffin writes in a clear, easy-to-understand manner, that makes this book much better for practical use than most books on the subject. The author starts with basic rituals like the Lesser banishing rituals of the Pentagram and hexagram, the middle pillar exercise and the Rose Cross Ritual, them guides the reader through rituals designed to invoke and banish any force from the elemental level to the sephirotic level.
One of the most interesting aspects of the book is how Griffin incorporates Enochian into the Planetary and Zodical rites, as well as the new guidelines for Enochian pronounciation.

12. Wilderness Survival For Dummies

Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors.

Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to stay safe (and sane), find rescue, and live to tell the tale!

13. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night - nicholas rodgers

If America is a melting pot, then Halloween is the stew that simmers in our national cauldron. In this fascinating study, Rogers shows how the holiday is a hodgepodge of ancient European pagan traditions, 19th-century Irish and Scottish celebrations, Western Christian interpretations of All Souls' Day and thoroughly modern American consumer ideals.

14. The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History - By Terence Mckenna 1992

Cited by the L.A. Weekly as "the culture's foremost spokesman for the psychedelic experience," Terrence McKenna is an underground legend as a brilliant raconteur, adventurer, and expert on the experiential use of mind-altering plants. In these essays, interviews, and narrative adventures, McKenna takes us on a mesmerizing journey deep into the Amazon as well as into the hidden recesses of the human psyche and the outer limits of our culture, giving us startling visions of the past and future.

15. Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief - Wittgenstein 1967

In 1938 Wittgenstein delivered a short course of lectures on aesthetics to a small group of students at Cambridge. The present volume has been compiled from notes taken down at the time by three of the students: Rush Rhees, Yorick Smythies, and James Taylor. They have been supplemented by notes of conversations on Freud (to whom reference was made in the course on aesthetics) between Wittgenstein and Rush Rhees, and by notes of some lectures on religious belief. As very little is known of Wittgenstein's views on these subjects from his published works, these notes should be of considerable interest to students of contemporary philosophy. Further, their fresh and informal style should recommend Wittgenstein to those who find his Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations a little formidable.

16. Concentration - Mouni Sadhu 1953

Concentration tells you how to attain the power to control and focus the operation of your mind. In these pages Mouni Sadhu, the author of such well-known books as Samadhi (now available as a Mandala paperback), The Tarot, Meditation and In Days of Great Peace, presents five series of exercises designed to improve your concentration and bring you to 'the threshold of meditation'. Coupling techniques from the most ancient Oriental traditions with those of modern psychology, Mouni Sadhu's book is designed not only for those who want to improve the quality of their mind but of their life and also those who wish to experience the higher states of consciousness.

17. I Know All About You - Louis Turi 2000

be ready to inter the New Age with knowlege. Dr. Turi tries to teach us how to use the stars to help with all our daily lives and problems.But in order to learn new knowlege start with an open mind.This book really helps in everyday life interacting with people,gives you an edge.
*Great Book
This is a great book that has broght to the fore the knowledge that was lost many years ago.
The book has specially pinpointed exact keyword description for the signs and planets and how the energy of the planets interact both positively and negatively.

18. Ayurvedic Astrology: Self Healing Through the Stars - David Frawley 2007

Ayurvedic astrology" unlocks ancient astrological understanding of the human body's inherent weakness based on positions of the planets and stars at birth. In doing so, the author guides us to avert sickness by applying traditional Vedic remedial measures, and helps us to understand the karma behind illness when they do manifest.

19. From Alchemy to Chemistry - John Read 1995

Broad, humanistic treatment concentrates on the great figures of chemistry and the ideas that revolutionized the science, from earliest history to the modern era. Much of the book is devoted to alchemy, but also the development of modern chemistry: atomic theory, nature of the elements, beginning of organic chemistry, much more. Broad in scope, erudite yet very readable, with few chemical equations or formulae. Glossary. 50 illus.

20. Lexicon of Alchemy - Martinus Rulandus 1999

Containing a full and plain explanation of all obscure words, hermetic subjects, and arcane phrases of Paracelsus." "I wish to come forward with help, that they may not only seek more diligently into the writings of the Hermetists, but that they may understand them better, and that in this manner the divine Art of Alchemy may be more successfully taken in hand.

21. Emissary of Light (DELUXE EDITION) - By James F. Twyman 2007

(readers comment)
Emissary of Light offers a perspective on inner peace and tranquility. It is not a unique view for many who believe that God and peace are within each and every person just looking for a way out. But it is yet another way to explain it. The story of how James came upon this realization or I should say how it was shown to him. It starts slow but really takes off after the stage is set.

Inexplicably drawn to a conflicted part of the world he met those who try to preserve peace in the world. Not in the way you would normally think but in a spiritual way. By exuding the light of peace through mediation. The lessons on peace, love and life have been heard before but the book drew me in and would not release me for some reason. It was as if I was being told an old lesson in a new way. Is humanity ready for the next step in the evolution of their spirituality? The message of the book is that we are, although I tend to personally doubt that.

It speaks to the fact that all religions are man made and speak to the person in a way that they can understand. That it matters not which one you believe in but the fact that you believe in "The Divine Light". That people only see what they allow themselves to see and if it is Jesus or Buddha or Muhammad it makes no difference because it is the "Divine Light" behind the teaches of compassion and love that is what it is all about. I know this will not sit well with many people and this alone will turn them away from the book. But I believe there is a lot to be considered here.

I believe this book is a very good book that should be read by those interested in spirituality. And even if you don't agree with what is being said the story of the individual and his travels are interesting in themselves. As he explains what he felt and what he thought. It adds a personal dimension to the book that is interesting.

22. Ecclesiastical History of Evagrius Scholasticus - Evagrius Scholasticus 2001

The Ecclesiastical History of Evagrius narrates the history of the church from the start of the Nestorian controversy in 428 until the death of Evagrius’ employer, Patriarch Gregory of Antioch Gregory in 592. It is our best continuous account of these ecclesiastical events and provides an important narrative of disputes within the church in the fifth century, which includes substantial quotations from relevant contemporary documents, some of them unique.

23. Poet and Peasant: Literary-cultural Approach to the Parables in Luke - By Kenneth E. Bailey 1983

Uses a thorough understanding of Middle Eastern peasant culture and modern literary criticism to analyze the New Testament parables in Luke.

24. Cambodian Buddhism: History And Practice - Ian Charles Harris 2005

The study of Cambodian religion has long been hampered by a lack of easily accessible scholarship. This impressive new work by Ian Harris thus fills a major gap and offers English-language scholars a book-length, up-to-date treatment of the religious aspects of Cambodian culture. Beginning with a coherent history of the presence of religion in the country from its inception to the present day, the book goes on to furnish insights into the distinctive nature of Cambodia's important yet overlooked manifestation of Theravada Buddhist tradition and to show how it reestablished itself following almost total annihilation during the Pol Pot period.

Historical sections cover the dominant role of tantric Mahayana concepts and rituals under the last great king of Angkor, Jayavarman VII (1181-c. 1220); the rise of Theravada traditions after the collapse of the Angkorian civilization; the impact of foreign influences on the development of the nineteenth-century monastic order; and politicized Buddhism and the Buddhist contribution to an emerging sense of Khmer nationhood. The Buddhism practiced in Cambodia has much in common with parallel traditions in Thailand and Sri Lanka, yet there are also significant differences. The book concentrates on these and illustrates how a distinctly Cambodian Theravada developed by accommodating itself to premodern Khmer modes of thought. Following the overthrow of Prince Sihanouk in 1970, Cambodia slid rapidly into disorder and violence. Later chapters chart the elimination of institutional Buddhism under the Khmer Rouge and its gradual reemergence after Pol Pot, the restoration of the monastic order's prerevolutionary institutional forms, and the emergence of contemporary Buddhist groupings.

25. Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda 1947

Swami Vivekananda is regarded in India as a patriot and saint. He came to the United States and spoke at the World's Parliament of Religion in Chicago.After the Parliament, the Swami traveled throughout the United States and England lecturing and giving the Western world his best teachings on Vedanta, teachings that seemed customized for the particular needs of the western mind. His first book on the yoga of meditation was assembled and published as Raja Yoga. Later came out a collection of his talks on the intellectually demanding approach Jnana Yoga, and finally, talks on the yoga approaches that suit most people Karma and Bhakti Yoga. A series of private talks to his most serious students at Thousand Islands Park in New York was later published as Inspired Talks

26. Circles of Power: Ritual Magic in the Western Tradition - John Michael Greer 2002

Despite its popularity, the Golden Dawn system of magic has potentials that are all but untapped. Even the simplest Golden Dawn practices have aspects that have never been brought out in print. This book is the definitive practical handbook on the Cabalistic magic of the Golden Dawn. It goes step-by-step through the entire body of Cabalistic ritual magic, from simple building blocks to powerful advanced techniques.

27. The Mystery of the Seven Vowels: In Theory and Practice - Joscelyn Godwin 1991

The seven vowels which we use every day in speech depend on the phenomenon of harmonics which is at the very basis of music. When we hear vowels we are hearing the laws of harmony which are ultimately the laws of number that are said to govern the universe. This is the first book on the subject to appear in English and brings together the fields of linguistics harmony, mythology, history of religions, and occult philosophy. Scholarly, yet practical, this book gives instructions for discovering one's own healing, centering, and uplifting tones.

28. The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction - Paul Foster 2009

This Very Short Introduction offers a clear, accessible, and concise account of the apocryphal gospels--exploring their origins, their discovery, and discussing how the various texts have been interpreted both within and outside the Church. Looking at texts ranging from the Gospels from Nag Hammadi to the Dialogues with the Risen Savior, Paul Foster shows how the apocryphal gospels reflect the diversity that existed within early Christianity, and considers the extent to which they can be used to reconstruct an accurate portrait of the historical Jesus. Foster demonstrates how close analysis of text, contents, and context are vital in assessing the value and authenticity of such ancient documents. Including discussions of controversies and case-studies such as the alleged hoax surrounding the discovery of Secret Mark, Foster concludes that the non-canonical texts, considered in the correct context, can help us reach a more complete understanding of the multi-faceted nature of early Christianity.

29. In the Footsteps of Popes: A Spirited Guide to the Treasures of the Vatican - Enrico Bruschini 2009

A unique look at the treasures of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Basilica of Saint Peter from an official guide of the Eternal City.

In a tiny enclave in the heart of Rome lies the world's smallest independent state—the Vatican. Over the course of fifteen hundred years, successive popes have commissioned and assembled an extraordinary collection of artistic works within Vatican walls.

Eminent expert Professor Enrico Bruschini takes readers on a fascinating personal tour through the Vatican's magnificent sacred halls, vividly bringing to life works by Raphael, da Vinci, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, and many others, while sharing interesting curiosities about the artists, their art, and the historical context in which they worked. Bruschini's unprecedented access to areas rarely open to the public enables him to offer a unique behind-the-scenes tour that reveals the Vatican's most intimate secrets and hidden treasures. With maps and rare photographs from the Vatican archives, In the Footsteps of Popes is an extraordinary excursion that is not to be missed.

30. The Fundamentals of Esoteric Knowledge - Jean Dubuis 2000


31. Oriental Philosphy - Dr. Ted Gambordella 2001

25 Year ago I began an intensive research into Oriental Philosophy. I studied and summarized over 25 books and spent years writing and researching. Now I have finally published a book on Oriental Philosophy. In this book you will learn about ZEN, Buddhism, Yoga, Meditation, and Confucius.I must point out that I am a CHRISTIAN, and wrote this book strictly for research into Oriental Philosophy.

32. Atomism in Late Medieval Philosophy and Theology - Christophe Grellard, Aurélien Robert 2009

This book is the result of a collective attempt to give a general survey of the development of atomism and its critics in the late Middle Ages. All the contributors focussed on the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries atomists and anti-atomists, with a thorough examination of some important figures, as Nicholas of Autrecourt or John Wyclif, and lesser known as Gerard of Odo or William Crathorn for example. From those essays on particular authors a new way of understanding the discussions of atomism in late medieval philosophy and theology emerges. This volume demonstrates the existence of strong and complicated connections between natural philosophy, mathematics and theology in the medieval discussions of the atomistic hypothesis. All chapters present a new research that will be of interest to historians of medieval philosophy, science and theology.

33. Olla: An Anthology Of 60 Years Of Song - Aleister Crowley 1947

The last book Crowley published before his death. An anthology of sixty years of song by Aleister Crowley. Poetry. Limited to 500 copies.

34. The Epistemology of Belief - Hamid Vahid 2008

A challenging new critique on the epistemic status of belief.

HAMID VAHID is Professor of Philosophy and the Head of the Analytic Philosophy Faculty at the Institute for Fundamental Sciences in Tehran, Iran. He is the author of Epistemic Justification and the Skeptical Challenge and has published work in several journals including Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Synthese, Erkenntnis, European Journal of Philosophy, Kant-Studien, Metaphilosophy and Ratio.

35. Rethinking Ghosts in World Religions - Mu-chou Poo 2009

The central theme of this volume is to re-examine the received concepts and images of ghosts in various religious cultures ranging from the Ancient Near East and Egypt to the Old Testament, the Classical Era, Early medieval and Early Modern Europe, Early India, and Medieval China. As a religious phenomenon, the realm of ghosts has been less studied than the realm of the divine. Through a collaborative effort by scholars from different disciplines, this volume proposes a multi-cultural approach to construct a wider and complicated picture of the phenomenon of ghosts and spirits in human societies and to have a grasp of the various problems involved in understanding the phenomenon of ghost.

36. Mind Hacks - Tips And Tricks For Using Your Mind

This exploration into the moment-by-moment works of the brain uses
cognitive neuroscience to present experiments, tricks, and tips related
to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, subliminal perception.

Each "hack" examines specific operations of the brain.

By seeing how the brain responds, you'll learn more
about how the brain is put together.

If you want to find out what's going on in your head,
then Mind Hacks is the key.

Chapter 1. Inside the Brain
Section 1.1. Hacks 1-12
Hack 1. Find Out How the Brain Works Without Looking Inside
Hack 2. Electroencephalogram: Getting the Big Picture with EEGs
Hack 3. Positron Emission Tomography: Measuring Activity Indirectly with PET
Hack 4. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The State of the Art
Hack 5. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Turn On and Off Bits of the Brain
Hack 6. Neuropsychology, the 10% Myth, and Why You Use All of Your Brain
Hack 7. Get Acquainted with the Central Nervous System
Hack 8. Tour the Cortex and the Four Lobes
Hack 9. The Neuron
Hack 10. Detect the Effect of Cognitive Function on Cerebral Blood Flow
Hack 11. Why People Don't Work Like Elevator Buttons
Hack 12. Build Your Own Sensory Homunculus
Chapter 2. Seeing
Section 2.1. Hacks 13-33
Hack 13. Understand Visual Processing
Hack 14. See the Limits of Your Vision
Hack 15. To See, Act
Hack 16. Map Your Blind Spot
Hack 17. Glimpse the Gaps in Your Vision
Hack 18. When Time Stands Still
Hack 19. Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions
Hack 20. Fool Yourself into Seeing 3D
Hack 21. Objects Move, Lighting Shouldn't
Hack 22. Depth Matters
Hack 23. See How Brightness Differs from Luminance: The Checker Shadow Illusion
Hack 24. Create Illusionary Depth with Sunglasses
Hack 25. See Movement When All Is Still
Hack 26. Get Adjusted
Hack 27. Show Motion Without Anything Moving
Hack 28. Motion Extrapolation: The "Flash-Lag Effect"
Hack 29. Turn Gliding Blocks into Stepping Feet
Hack 30. Understand the Rotating Snakes Illusion
Hack 31. Minimize Imaginary Distances
Hack 32. Explore Your Defense Hardware
Hack 33. Neural Noise Isnt a Bug; Its a Feature
Chapter 3. Attention
Section 3.1. Hacks 34-43
Hack 34. Detail and the Limits of Attention
Hack 35. Count Faster with Subitizing
Hack 36. Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention
Hack 37. Grab Attention
Hack 38. Don't Look Back!
Hack 39. Avoid Holes in Attention
Hack 40. Blind to Change
Hack 41. Make Things Invisible Simply by Concentrating (on Something Else)
Hack 42. The Brain Punishes Features that Cry Wolf
Hack 43. Improve Visual Attention Through Video Games
Chapter 4. Hearing and Language
Section 4.1. Hacks 44-52
Hack 44. Detect Timing with Your Ears
Hack 45. Detect Sound Direction
Hack 46. Discover Pitch
Hack 47. Keep Your Balance
Hack 48. Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty
Hack 49. Speech Is Broadband Input to Your Head
Hack 50. Give Big-Sounding Words to Big Concepts
Hack 51. Stop Memory-Buffer Overrun While Reading
Hack 52. Robust Processing Using Parallelism
Chapter 5. Integrating
Section 5.1. Hacks 53-61
Hack 53. Put Timing Information into Sound and Location Information into Light
Hack 54. Don't Divide Attention Across Locations
Hack 55. Confuse Color Identification with Mixed Signals
Hack 56. Don't Go There
Hack 57. Combine Modalities to Increase Intensity
Hack 58. Watch Yourself to Feel More
Hack 59. Hear with Your Eyes: The McGurk Effect
Hack 60. Pay Attention to Thrown Voices
Hack 61. Talk to Yourself
Chapter 6. Moving
Section 6.1. Hacks 62-69
Hack 62. The Broken Escalator Phenomenon: When Autopilot Takes Over
Hack 63. Keep Hold of Yourself
Hack 64. Mold Your Body Schema
Hack 65. Why Can't You Tickle Yourself?
Hack 66. Trick Half Your Mind
Hack 67. Objects Ask to Be Used
Hack 68. Test Your Handedness
Hack 69. Use Your Right Brainand Your Left, Too
Chapter 7. Reasoning
Section 7.1. Hacks 70-74
Hack 70. Use Numbers Carefully
Hack 71. Think About Frequencies Rather than Probabilities
Hack 72. Detect Cheaters
Hack 73. Fool Others into Feeling Better
Hack 74. Maintain the Status Quo
Chapter 8. Togetherness
Section 8.1. Hacks 75-80
Hack 75. Grasp the Gestalt
Hack 76. To Be Noticed, Synchronize in Time
Hack 77. See a Person in Moving Lights
Hack 78. Make Things Come Alive
Hack 79. Make Events Understandable as Cause and Effect
Hack 80. Act Without Knowing It
Chapter 9. Remembering
Section 9.1. Hacks 81-92
Hack 81. Bring Stuff to the Front of Your Mind
Hack 82. Subliminal Messages Are Weak and Simple
Hack 83. Fake Familiarity
Hack 84. Keep Your Sources Straight (if You Can)
Hack 85. Create False Memories
Hack 86. Change Context to Build Robust Memories
Hack 87. Boost Memory Using Context
Hack 88. Think Yourself Strong
Hack 89. Navigate Your Way Through Memory
Hack 90. Have an Out-of-Body Experience
Hack 91. Enter the Twilight Zone: The Hypnagogic State
Hack 92. Make the Caffeine Habit Taste Good
Chapter 10. Other People
Section 10.1. Hacks 93-100
Hack 93. Understand What Makes Faces Special
Hack 94. Signal Emotion
Hack 95. Make Yourself Happy
Hack 96. Reminisce Hot and Cold
Hack 97. Look Where I'm Looking
Hack 98. Monkey See, Monkey Do
Hack 99. Spread a Bad Mood Around
Hack 100. You Are What You Think


A belief in biblical inerrancy necessitates an accompanying belief in the
Bible’s historical accuracy. Biblical history can be harmonized with Egyptian
history, claims to the contrary notwithstanding. Israel’s exodus from Egypt in 1446
B.C. fits with the chronology of the 18th Dynasty pharaohs in Egyptian records. The
tenth biblical plague against Egypt fits with what is known about the death of
Amenhotep II’s firstborn son. If this Amenhotep was the exodus pharaoh, biblical
data about the perishing of his army in the Red Sea should not be understood as an
account of his death. His second Asiatic campaign very possibly came as an effort
to recoup his reputation as a great warrior and recover Egypt’s slave-base after the
loss of two million Israelite slaves through the exodus. The record of 3,600 Apiru
on the booty list for his second Asiatic campaign appears to be a small number of
the escaped Hebrews whom he recaptured and brought back to Egypt. If Hatshepsut
is identified with the biblical Moses’ adoptive mother, attempts to erase her memory
from Egyptian records may have come from efforts of Amenhotep II because of her
part in rescuing Moses when he was a baby and becoming his adoptive mother.
Such scenarios show the plausibility of harmonizing the biblical account of the
exodus with secular history and supporting the position of biblical inerrancy.

38. Encyclopedia Of Ancient And Forbidden Secrets - Nye 2005

From Abraham to Zedekias
Witchcraft: (From Saxen Wicca, a contraction of witega, a prophet or sorcerer.) The cult of persons who, by means of satanic assistance or the aid of evil spirits or familiars, are enabled to practise minor black magic. But the difference between the sorcerer and the witch is that the former has sold his soul to Satan for complete dominion over him for a stated period, whereas the witch usually appears as the devoted and often badly treated servant of the diabolic power. But she is often mistress of a familiar, her bounden slave, and among certain savage peoples her occult powers are self - evolved. The concept of witchcraft was perhaps brought into being by the mythic influence of conquered races. It closely resembles in ritual and practice the demonism of savage races, from which it probably sprang.

39. An Encyclopedia of Shamanism - christina pratt 2007

Shamanism is the practice of maximizing the human abilities of mind and spirit for healing and problem solving. A term that comes from the Siberian tribal word for its practitioners, "shaman," shamans are a type of medicine man or woman especially distinguished by the use of journeys to hidden worlds through myth, dream, and near-death experiences. This inclusive two-volume encyclopedia combines the philosophy, concepts, and practical elements that make up Shamanism. - Over 750 in-depth entries, organized A-Z, containing essential information about Shamanic methods and practices across cultures. - Eight introductory essays clearly discuss the basic concepts of Shamanism. - Annotated resource lists cite organizations with contact information, including Web sites and e-mail addresses. - Each entry includes sources for further reading.

40. Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic - Scott Cunningham 2002

Selling over 200,000 copies, Earth, Air, Fire & Water features more than 75 spells, rituals, and ceremonies. Cunningham reveals the secrets of the four magical elements, in addition to the fifth one: spirit. He explores their basic nature and the types of rituals associated with each element. Herbs, stones, metals, musical instruments, colors, seasons, direction, and symbols corresponding with each element are also discussed. This bestselling guide to natural magic also introduces the basics of magic-concepts, techniques, and tools-to those who are new to the practice.
• New cover
• New interior design
• New edit

41. Predictive Astrology - Christine Shaw 2001

An invaluable day-to-day book
This book is for the reader who is well grounded in basic astrology. It describes progressions, which are various ways of moving the planets ahead (or backwards) to show current and future development.
I have seen only a few books on progressions, and Christine Shaw's book is at the top of my list for the counseling astrologer. Christine is an Australian astrologer who has had her own astrology school, and has lectured in Australia and New Zealand. Excellent astrology seems to come out of Australia, and Predictive Astrology is no exception.
Robert Blaschke's books on progressions are extensive and thorough, and give more precise instructions for accurate timing. But Christine's book is easy to use, and sufficient for day-to-day work. I would turn to Robert's books after familiarity with using Christine's book.
Christine not only knows her astrology well; she is able to convey her knowledge in a dynamic and practical fashion. The book includes a lengthy and rich discussion of progressions in general. Christine uses personal research as her raw material, and her discussion is grounded in real circumstances, thus bringing progressions down to earth. The bulk of the book describes specific planetary progressed aspects, from the progressed chart to the natal chart, and within the progressed chart.
Christine talks primarily about secondary progressions, which follow the basic formula of one year in the life of the person (or event) equals one day in the ephemeris. However, a progression is a progression, and similar dynamics will operate in any type of progression. She also includes progressions into houses, and stationing progressions.
Christine stresses the importance of the natal chart. Progressions do not correlate with developments unless they are promised in the natal chart, and the way a particular progression works depends on the natal disposition of the respective planets. This is why a thorough grounding in astrology is necessary before moving on to more complex interpretation. If you know natal astrology well, the rest is in fact easy because the same principles apply. A planet is a planet, a sign is a sign, and a house is a house.
Let us look at a major progression for GW Bush: his Cancer Sun progressed into Virgo, and joining his natal Virgo Mars. This progression came into orb two months ago, and will last for two years.
First, looking briefly at his natal Mars in Virgo: This is an analytical and fix-it Mars. It also makes for nervousness and irritability. Mars semi-sextiles its dispositor, Mercury in Leo, on GW's Ascendant. (Christine discusses the importance of minor aspects.) Mercury in turn has a partile conjunction to Pluto in Leo. This shows the potential for using that Mars for power-mongering and bullying. (Readers, aren't you glad I don't go through this with you regularly? And this is just the beginning of setting the foundation of this progression!