Download E-books The Architecture of the Visible: Technology and Urban Visual Culture (Technologies: Studies in Culture & Theory) PDF

By Graham MacPhee

Visible expertise saturates lifestyle. Theories of the visual-now key to debates throughout cultural stories, social idea, artwork heritage, literary reports and philosophy-have interpreted this new because the starting of a dystopian destiny, of cultural decline, social disempowerment and political passivity. Intellectuals-from Baudelaire to Debord, Benjamin, Virilio, Jameson, Baudrillard and Derrida-have explored how expertise not just reinvents the visible, but additionally adjustments the character of tradition itself. The heartland of all such cultural research has been town, from Baudelaire's flaneur to Benjamin's arcades. The structure of the seen offers a wide-ranging severe reassessment of up to date ways to visible tradition via an research of pivotal technological innovation from the telescope, via images to movie. Drawing at the examples of Paris and New York-two key global towns for over centuries-Graham MacPhee analyzes how visible expertise is revolutionizing the panorama of recent suggestion, politics and tradition.

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Download E-books The Pathwork of Self-Transformation PDF

For greater than two decades, famous therapist Eva Pierrakos used to be the channel for a spirit entity recognized basically because the advisor. Combining infrequent mental intensity and perception with an inspiring imaginative and prescient of human hazard, the Guide's teachings, often called the Pathwork, have stimulated many New Age thinkers. Now the center teachings of the advisor were accumulated in a single quantity synthesizing its crucial knowledge.

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Download E-books Elements of the Real in Man (Diamond Heart, Book 1) PDF

By A. H. Almaas

This five-volume sequence offers a set of talks given by way of Almaas on issues equivalent to religion, dedication, the Aristocracy and agony, fact and compassion, permitting, and transforming into up. via those talks, Almaas deals helpful counsel and suggestion for these on a religious course, and he explores the demanding situations and mental boundaries confronted via these looking self-realization.

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Download E-books The Preservation of Youth: Essays on Health PDF

Based on his Jewish religion, Maimonides fused neo-Aristotelian philosophy with the Jewish felony culture right into a systemic entire. In his major philosophic paintings, The consultant for the Perplexed, he tried to attract rationalists by way of the non-public embodiment of God within the biblical debts. it truly is in that rational spirit that he supplied a strikingly sleek paintings for use by means of sufferers and training physicians alike.
 
Capitalizing on his big sensible adventure as a doctor, mixed together with his wisdom of classical and medieval rules of therapeutic, Maimonides was once in a position to supply a finished idea for the remedy of physique and brain. during this paintings he describes many stipulations together with bronchial asthma, diabetes, hepatitis and pneumonia. He contains tips about many points for a fit lifestyles that are nonetheless acceptable this day. incorporated are feedback on nutrition and workout, intercourse lifestyles and the underlying mental motives of illness.

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Download E-books Gandhi on Non-Violence (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

An crucial compendium for figuring out Gandhi's profound legacy.

"One has to talk out and rise up for one's convictions. state of being inactive at a time of conflagration is inexcusable."―Mahatma Gandhi

the fundamental ideas of Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence (Ahimsa) and non-violent motion (Satyagraha) have been selected by way of Thomas Merton for this quantity in 1965. In his not easy creation, "Gandhi and the One-Eyed Giant," Merton emphasizes the significance of motion instead of mere pacifism as a critical section of non-violence, and illustrates how the rules of Gandhi's common truths are associated with conventional Hindu Dharma, the Greek philosophers, and the lessons of Christ and Thomas Aquinas.

informed as a Westerner in South Africa, it was once Gandhi's wish to put aside the caste procedure in addition to his political struggles in India which led him to find the dynamic energy of non-cooperation. yet, non-violence for Gandhi "was no longer easily a political tactic," as Merton observes: "the spirit of non-violence sprang from an internal attention of non secular solidarity in himself." Gandhi's politics of non secular integrity have encouraged generations of individuals worldwide, in addition to civil rights leaders from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Biko to Václav Havel and Aung San Suu Kyi.

Mark Kurlansky has written an insightful preface for this version that touches upon the heritage of non-violence and displays the center of Gandhi's non secular and moral doctrine within the context of present worldwide conflicts.

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Download E-books Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation PDF

By Harish Johari

• Revised and extended variation of the vintage paintings on chakras through the popular Indian pupil and tantra practitioner.

• comprises full-color illustrations of the chakras for use with the meditation workouts within the e-book and gives the instruments essential to turn on those facilities of transformative strength.

In the traditional technology of tantra, the human physique is seen because the such a lot excellent device for the expression of attention, a perfection discovered throughout the improvement of psychic facilities referred to as chakras. situated in the cerebrospinal procedure, the chakras are the degree upon which the interplay among greater attention and wish is performed out. for that reason, it's via knowing and using the energies of the chakras that we eventually succeed in an enlightened kingdom of being.

In Chakras, Indian student and tantra practitioner Harish Johari introduces the classical rules of the chakras in addition to their sensible software for this present day. during this elevated variation, whole with new artwork and textual content, he unfolds the mysteries of those refined facilities of transformation with visualization options necessary to a completely learned tantric perform. in contrast to different books in its box, Chakras presents the instruments to turn on those facilities of transformative strength and bring up one's highbrow wisdom to an adventure of non secular progress.

Meditating at the attractive, full-color illustrations of every chakra vitalizes the cerebrospinal facilities and harmonizes the total method either bodily and psychically. factors of every chakra intricate at the chakra's connection to components, colours, sounds, feel and paintings organs, wishes, planets and deities, in addition to on behavioral features and specific results of meditation. For students and non secular aspirants of each point, Chakras is a useful, functional resource of knowledge and strategies.

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Download E-books What the Buddha Taught (Revised and Expanded Edition) PDF

By Walpola Rahula

A vintage introductory booklet to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught includes a choice of illustrative texts from the unique Pali texts, together with the Suttas and the Dhammapada. the writer, himself a Buddhist monk and student, gets rid of a few universal misconceptions approximately Buddhism, and offers a accomplished, compact, lucid, and devoted account of the Buddha’s teachings that over and over enjoys nice attractiveness in schools, universities, and theological faculties either the following and overseas. “For years," says the magazine of the Buddhist Society, "the newcomer to Buddhism has lacked an easy and trustworthy advent to the complexities of the topic. Dr. Rahula’s What the Buddha Taught fills the necessity as merely should be performed by means of one having an organization take hold of of the gigantic fabric to be sifted. it's a version of what a publication will be that's addressed to start with to ‘the informed and clever reader.' Authoritative and transparent, logical and sober, this examine is as accomplished because it is masterly."

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Download E-books If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path PDF

Zen and the artwork of falling in love . . .

At as soon as useful, playful, and spiritually sound, this e-book is set making a new love tale on your existence. Drawing from Christian, Buddhist, Sufi and different religious traditions, If the Buddha Dated shows how to define a associate with out wasting your self. Kasl, a working towards psychotherapist, workshop chief, and Reiki healer for thirty years, deals useful knowledge on utilizing the trail to like as a method of awakening.

If the Buddha Dated teaches that after you remain dependable in your non secular trip, you are going to convey interest, fascination, and a mild center to the courting technique.

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