The little book of Mantras to be whispered

The little book of Mantras to be whispered
Author: Pascale Leconte
Publsiher: BoD - Books on Demand
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2020-05-28
ISBN: 2322245798
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The little book of Mantras to be whispered Book Excerpt:

Through this booklet you will recover inner peace within only a few minutes. When you are angry, sad, disappointed or upset by any situation which is emotionally destabilizing, then open this book at random and read the mantra phrase which presents itself to you. This phrase will be ideal in the situation you are living in at that precise moment. The fact of repeating this mantra and of welcoming it fully will appease your agitated mind. Thus you shall reconnect with inner calmness while grasping that it has never left you. Everything is a matter of conscience and presence with respect to yourself. This collection of phrases will serve you to return to a state of tranquility. It's a precious tool for personal development that is highly efficient. The reading of a phrase is easier than having to make up a mantra abstractedly on the spot.

Calling the Soul Back

Calling the Soul Back
Author: Christina Garcia Lopez
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN: 0816537755
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calling the Soul Back Book Excerpt:

Spirituality has consistently been present in the political and cultural counternarratives of Chicanx literature. Calling the Soul Back focuses on the embodied aspects of a spirituality integrating body, mind, and soul. Centering the relationship between embodiment and literary narrative, Christina Garcia Lopez shows narrative as healing work through which writers and readers ritually call back the soul—one’s unique immaterial essence—into union with the body, counteracting the wounding fragmentation that emerged out of colonization and imperialism. These readings feature both underanalyzed and more popular works by pivotal writers such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Sandra Cisneros, and Rudolfo Anaya, in addition to works by less commonly acknowledged authors. Calling the Soul Back explores the spiritual and ancestral knowledge offered in narratives of bodies in trauma, bodies engaged in ritual, grieving bodies, bodies immersed in and becoming part of nature, and dreaming bodies. Reading across narrative nonfiction, performative monologue, short fiction, fables, illustrated children’s books, and a novel, Garcia Lopez asks how these narratives draw on the embodied intersections of ways of knowing and being to shift readers’ consciousness regarding relationships to space, time, and natural environments. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Calling the Soul Back draws on literary and Chicanx studies scholars as well as those in religious studies, feminist studies, sociology, environmental studies, philosophy, and Indigenous studies, to reveal narrative’s healing potential to bring the soul into balance with the body and mind.

Oh God Get Out Get Out

Oh God Get Out Get Out
Author: Bill Moran
Publsiher: SCB Distributors
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2017-04-15
ISBN: 1949342085
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oh God Get Out Get Out Book Excerpt:

Bill Moran's collection, Oh God Get Out Get Out, goes through us like ugly medicine. It wades through his anxietywater— the grief, trauma, mental illness, money, addiction, deceased friends, and long EMS shifts— all pooled inside the depressed deathmetal kid, his thirsty mouth held open and up to heaven, wanting to die. It walks him and his audience through the haunted house that we are, the one we hate living in. It doesn't look away from the dark. It kindly refuses an early exit. It keeps the death off by leaning into it. Hems it in like a band shirt, animal coat, tv show, or god we can wear when our own bodies are worn out. It eats its way out of Moran and his audience, the same way he will leave this world: wet with its Ugly, wearing the Ugly like a deathmetal shirt, carrying armfuls of Ugly out with him. You'll hate the taste, but he swears you can drink this like medicine. When you want to disappear, it is light you can douse yourself in. When you want to get the hell out, it will clean house. It really hopes you'll stay.

Oh When the Saints

Oh When the Saints
Author: Peter Money
Publsiher: Liberties Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN: 1912589036
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oh When the Saints Book Excerpt:

The remarkable coming-of-age novel from acclaimed Vermont poet Peter Money. Shines like a pint in Slatterys on a rainy Friday night, with the promise of adventures to come. A Dublin On the Road. As featured in Writing.ie, RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena, the Limerick Leader, the Irish Examiner and the Irish Times.

Growing Downward

Growing Downward
Author: Nick Thompson
Publsiher: Reformation Heritage Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2022-05-11
ISBN: 1601789424
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Downward Book Excerpt:

Author Nick Thompson recognizes that pride is our worst enemy. If pride is our chief foe, then humility is our chief friend, even though its company may be painful. But spiritual growth is a descent—we must grow downward. Defining humility as “the downward disposition of a Godward self-perception,” Thompson walks us through the practical implications of this definition, leading us to embrace a God-centered perspective on the self. With winsome illustration and warm pastoral instruction, Growing Downward shows us that the path of humility, though difficult, is the way to true meaning and fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Table of Contents: Preface Introduction: Toward a Definition of Humility Part One: Existential Humility 1. Dependent Creatures 2. Covenantal Creatures 3. Temporal Creatures Part Two: Ethical Humility 4. Fallen Sinners 5. Delusional Sinners 6. Hopeless Sinners Part Three: Evangelical Humility 7. Represented Believers 8. Foreloved Believers 9. Adopted Believers Part Four: Ecclesiological Humility 10. Devoted Members 11. Imperfect Members 12. Missional Members Part Five: Eschatological Humility 13. Grave-bound Mortals 14. Judgment-bound Mortals 15. Eternity-bound Mortals

Street Priest The Alpha

Street Priest  The Alpha
Author: Randbiy Mitchell
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1105506983
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Street Priest The Alpha Book Excerpt:

Values at the End of Life

Values at the End of Life
Author: Roi Livne
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-06-10
ISBN: 0674239873
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Values at the End of Life Book Excerpt:

Once defiant of death—or even in denial—many American families and health care professionals are embracing the notion that a life consumed by suffering may not be worth living. Sociologist Roi Livne documents the rise and effectiveness of hospice and palliative care, and the growing acceptance that less treatment may be better near the end of life.

Space Exploration

Space Exploration
Author: Christine Dugan
Publsiher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN: 1684448530
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Exploration Book Excerpt:

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Learn about outer space exploration, from the Hubble telescope to the latest space shuttle launches, in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn about famous astronauts, the history of exploring space, and what the future holds for space exploration through vivid images and photographs, informative text, and intriguing facts. With a glossary and index, readers will want to learn all they can about exploring space!

Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi
Author: Dona Rice,William Rice
Publsiher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN: 1684448743
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mohandas Gandhi Book Excerpt:

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Mohandas Gandhi was one of the world's great leaders who used nonviolent resistance to protest against the caste system. Readers will learn all about his life, Hinduism, and the amazing things he accomplished in this inspiring nonfiction biographical title. Children will be fascinated and enlivened through interesting facts, vivid images, a helpful timeline, and a glossary that assists in improving vocabulary.

149 Poems

149 Poems
Author: Jonathan Ah Kit
Publsiher: Jonathan Ah Kit
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0473099977
Category: New Zealand poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Educational Leadership and Music

Educational Leadership and Music
Author: Terri N. Watson,Jeffrey S. Brooks,Floyd D. Beachum
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN: 1681238578
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educational Leadership and Music Book Excerpt:

In this book we considered new territory for educational leadership by looking to music for lessons and inspiration that may inform the next generation of schools leaders. Each chapter focuses on an artist or group whose work serves to refine, extend, and challenge our thinking in regards to educational leadership. You will find a vast array of musical forms of expression analyzed and described by an equally diverse collection of educational leadership scholars and practitioners. There may be some who question the academic appropriateness or relevance of a text such as this one. Our response is that part of our ongoing mission should be to break ourselves out of academic silos and forge meaningful connections between seemingly disparate disciplines. Furthermore, educational leadership stands to gain more by drawing from the arts and specifically musical influences. Finally, music is an obvious part of most of our lives; why not explore the ways in which it impacts us on an academic level and not just a personal level? In sum, we ask that as you read the chapters of this book, you reflect on your own musical tastes and favorite artists.

Does it sink or float

Does it sink or float
Author: Susan Hughes
Publsiher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-01-18
ISBN: 1684445582
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does it sink or float Book Excerpt:

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Vibrant photographs and accessible text introduce young scientists to the concept of density. Readers are encouraged to explore what makes some objects float and others sink.

Numbers in the Dark

Numbers in the Dark
Author: Italo Calvino
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-04
ISBN: 0141889578
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Numbers in the Dark Book Excerpt:

Numbers in the Dark is a collection of short stories covering the length of Italo Calvino's extraordinary writing career, from when he was a teenager to shortly before his death. They include witty allegories and wise fables; a town where everything has been forbidden apart from the game of tip-cat; a pitiable tribe watching the flight paths of guided missiles from outside their mud huts; a computer programmer considering the possible sequence of a series of brutal acts; and dialogues with Henry Ford, a Neanderthal and the gloomy, overthrown Montezuma ... Italo Calvino, one of Italy's finest postwar writers, has delighted readers around the world with his deceptively simple, fable-like stories. Calvino was born in Cuba in 1923 and raised in San Remo, Italy; he fought for the Italian Resistance from 1943-45. His major works include Cosmicomics (1968), Invisible Cities (1972), and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979). He died in Siena in1985, of a brain hemorrhage.

Manhattan

Manhattan
Author: Hélène Cixous
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN: 9780823217625
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manhattan Book Excerpt:

Manhattan is the tale of a young French scholar who travels to the United States in 1965 on a Fulbright Fellowship to consult the manuscripts of beloved authors. In Yale University’s Beinecke Library, tantalized by the conversational and epistolary brilliance of a fellow researcher, she is lured into a picaresque and tragic adventure. Meanwhile, back in France, her children and no-nonsense mother await her return. A young European intellectual’s first contact with America and the city of New York are the background of this story. The experience of Manhattan haunts this labyrinth of a book as, over a period of thirty-five years, its narrator visits and revisits Central Park and a half-buried squirrel, the Statue of Liberty and a never again to be found hotel in the vicinity of Morningside Heights: a journey into memory in which everything is never the same. Traveling from library to library, France to the United States, Shakespeare to Kafka to Joyce, Manhattan deploys with gusto all the techniques for which Cixous’s fiction and essays are known: rapid juxtapositions of time and place, narrative and description, analysis and philosophical reflection. It investigates subjects Cixous has spent her life probing: reading, writing, and the “omnipotence-other” seductions of literature; a family’s flight from Nazi Germany and postcolonial Algeria; childhood, motherhood, and, not least, the strange experience of falling in love with, as Jacques Derrida writes, “a counterfeit genius.”

Becoming a Londoner

Becoming a Londoner
Author: David Plante
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 140883975X
Category: Authors, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Londoner Book Excerpt:

The first volume of David Plante's extraordinary diaries of a life lived among the artistic elite, both a deeply personal memoir and a hugely significant document of cultural history

Clearing a Path

Clearing a Path
Author: Nancy Shoemaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN: 1136693130
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clearing a Path Book Excerpt:

Clearing a Path offers new models and ideas for exploring Native American history, drawing from disciplines like history, anthropology, and creative writing making this a must-read for anyone interested in the history of indigenous peoples.

Escape to Miami

Escape to Miami
Author: Elizabeth Campisi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN: 0199394423
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape to Miami Book Excerpt:

While the Naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba is well-known for its infamous prison camp, few people are aware of its prior use as an immigrant detention center for Haitian and Cuban refugees. Beginning in August 1994, the United States government declared that thousands of Cubans who had launched themselves into the Florida Straits on rickety rafts were "illegal refugees" and sent them to join over fifteen thousand Haitians already being held on Guantánamo after fleeing a violent coup in Haiti. Escape to Miami recounts the gripping stories of the rafters who were detained in Guantánamo during the 1994-1996 Cuban Rafter Crisis. After working in the camps for a year as an employee of the U.S. Justice Department, Elizabeth Campisi conducted life history interviews with twelve of the rafters, chronicling their departures from Cuba, their rafting trips, life on the base, and their initial experiences in Cuban Miami. Through these remarkable narratives, the book details the ways in which the rafters used creative expression, such as performance and artwork, to cope with the traumas they experienced in the camp. Campisi explores these coping mechanisms, showing that, when people work through individually-traumatic experiences as a group, the new meanings they create during that process can come together to change existing cultures or create new ones. Vivid and engaging, Escape to Miami gives voice to the untold stories of Guantánamo. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in policy, Latin American history, and human rights.

The Bond of the Furthest Apart

The Bond of the Furthest Apart
Author: Sharon Cameron
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-04-10
ISBN: 022641423X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bond of the Furthest Apart Book Excerpt:

In the French filmmaker Robert Bresson’s cinematography, the linkage of fragmented, dissimilar images challenges our assumption that we know either what things are in themselves or the infinite ways in which they are entangled. The “bond” of Sharon Cameron’s title refers to the astonishing connections found both within Bresson’s films and across literary works by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Kafka, whose visionary rethinkings of experience are akin to Bresson’s in their resistance to all forms of abstraction and classification that segregate aspects of reality. Whether exploring Bresson’s efforts to reassess the limits of human reason and will, Dostoevsky’s subversions of Christian conventions, Tolstoy’s incompatible beliefs about death, or Kafka’s focus on creatures neither human nor animal, Cameron illuminates how the repeated juxtaposition of disparate, even antithetical, phenomena carves out new approaches to defining the essence of being, one where the very nature of fixed categories is brought into question. An innovative look at a classic French auteur and three giants of European literature, The Bond of the Furthest Apart will interest scholars of literature, film, ethics, aesthetics, and anyone drawn to an experimental venture in critical thought.

Helene Cixous

Helene Cixous
Author: Susan Sellers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-06-10
ISBN: 074566850X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helene Cixous Book Excerpt:

This book is a clear and accessible introduction to the writings of Helene Cixous, novelist, dramatist and critic, whose work has had a major impact on feminist theory and practice. Susan Sellers, a major scholar on Cixous, provides a lucid account of Cixous's theoretical position, and in particular her distinctive theory of an 'écriture féminine'. She discusses the development of Cixous's literary oeuvre in the context of this theory, and analyses a selection of the works in detail to illustrate the different stages in Cixous's writing career. Focusing on the key novels and plays, Sellers explores a range of issues and themes central to her work; the correlation between the death of Cixous's own father and her 'coming-into-being' as a writer; the psychological process of separation and individuation and the creation of a female authorial self; the discovery of the other and the dramatization of love; the delineation/depiction of an alternative form of relationship between self and other which would have a significance in a wider sphere than that of the merely personal. This much-needed book will be welcomed by students in literature and literary theory, feminism and women's studies, English and French studies and philosophy.

Big Data Is Not a Monolith

Big Data Is Not a Monolith
Author: Cassidy R. Sugimoto,Hamid R. Ekbia,Michael Mattioli
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-10-21
ISBN: 0262335751
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Is Not a Monolith Book Excerpt:

Perspectives on the varied challenges posed by big data for health, science, law, commerce, and politics. Big data is ubiquitous but heterogeneous. Big data can be used to tally clicks and traffic on web pages, find patterns in stock trades, track consumer preferences, identify linguistic correlations in large corpuses of texts. This book examines big data not as an undifferentiated whole but contextually, investigating the varied challenges posed by big data for health, science, law, commerce, and politics. Taken together, the chapters reveal a complex set of problems, practices, and policies. The advent of big data methodologies has challenged the theory-driven approach to scientific knowledge in favor of a data-driven one. Social media platforms and self-tracking tools change the way we see ourselves and others. The collection of data by corporations and government threatens privacy while promoting transparency. Meanwhile, politicians, policy makers, and ethicists are ill-prepared to deal with big data's ramifications. The contributors look at big data's effect on individuals as it exerts social control through monitoring, mining, and manipulation; big data and society, examining both its empowering and its constraining effects; big data and science, considering issues of data governance, provenance, reuse, and trust; and big data and organizations, discussing data responsibility, “data harm,” and decision making. Contributors Ryan Abbott, Cristina Alaimo, Kent R. Anderson, Mark Andrejevic, Diane E. Bailey, Mike Bailey, Mark Burdon, Fred H. Cate, Jorge L. Contreras, Simon DeDeo, Hamid R. Ekbia, Allison Goodwell, Jannis Kallinikos, Inna Kouper, M. Lynne Markus, Michael Mattioli, Paul Ohm, Scott Peppet, Beth Plale, Jason Portenoy, Julie Rennecker, Katie Shilton, Dan Sholler, Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Isuru Suriarachchi, Jevin D. West