Description : Originally published in 1954, this is a magnificent book about the greatest adventure of our age: humanity’s exploration of the skies and space. One of the classics of aviation and scientific literature, written by wartime flier Guy Murchie, this book will fascinate even non-pilots and non-science oriented readers.
Description : Throughout their 600-year history the Bauls of Bengal, India have kept no official scriptures. Their esoteric spiritual teachings on the use of breath, sex and devotion are encoded in the words of their songs/poems. This is a translation of 204 songs, including an extensive introduction to the history and faith of the Bauls, and the composition of their music. Includes a CD of authentic Baul artists, recorded over the last forty years -- an exquisite presentation of a rarely documented genre.
Description : Works by nine mystical and spiritual poets, written over the span of three thousand years, are translated so readers can enjoy some of the world's most inspiring literature
Description : In the poetry of Song of Earth, eternal, transcendental Beauty manifests on the ephemeral terrestrial scene as an enchanting flower, a breathtaking seascape, the frenetic spin of new love, and the intelligent search for ultimate Truth in the union of soul and Spirit: "Taking a slowly turn, the four eyes of two lovers met, true to two heart's promise, with a billion billion years hence memory, sense fled sensibility, and she quaked, as electric current melted the moments of fluid time, and displaced the atoms of aquatic space: two were who? Alleviated from what separates, thrown into-for instance sake-a monopole subnuclear state, and grassfires sped from incendiary slates, spelling from Quidalba's eyes-with unseen, unnoticed, undefined tears of grace: for what cries in salt sea water has one ocean for proof to wet. And in the instantary oneness, Quidalba lost her self; feeling the thoughts of Tandtlor, inspecting the contents of his heart, Tandtlor and Quidalba were married by recognition of what reflected in this mirror-eternal verity of Self seeing same." -from the poem, Tandtlor and Quidalba: Love Affair and the Monopole
Description : Our cultural darlings make music; we make them mythic. Every musical genre begets a community of listeners, performers, and critics, and quite often those categories are blurred. From the principled punk refusal of celebrity to hip-hop's celebration of its power, the music world is self-obsessed. Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky assembles scholars, music writers, industry workers, and musicians, who offer a range of opinions and experience of the nature of fame. The collection focuses on commerce, the crowd, performance and image, history and memory, and romance. Contributors discuss black women icons, love-songs, the legacy of the blues, the image of the tortured rock star, MTV, the politics of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the joy of line-dancing, and more. The contributors are James Bernard, Anthony DeCurtis, Katherine Dieckmann, Chuck Eddy, Paul Gilroy, Daniel Glass, Lawrence Grossberg, Jessica Hagedorn, Kathleen Hanna, James Hannaham, Dave Hickey, Jon Langford, Greil Marcus, Angela McRobbie, Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky), Barbara O'Dair, Ann Powers, Toshi Reagon, Simon Reynolds, Robert Santelli, Jon Savage, Danyel Smith, Arlene Stein, Deena Weinstein, and Ellen Willis.
Description : Songs of the Road, arranged in 1911, is Doyle's second collection of poetry. This anthology includes his narrative verses and songs as well as some philosophic verses and some miscellaneous poems.