The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets
Author: Daniel Pineda
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 1609253388
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

From the strange symbols on a one-dollar bill to the secret signs of the Knights Templar and Freemasons, invisible societies, and the world of magic and alchemy, The Book of Secrets is a comprehensive introduction to the world of secret and esoteric knowledge throughout history. It offers a doorway into the initiated secret traditions of the fascinating unseen spiritual world: its symbols, secret societies, and seers. You’ll discover: Key Concepts: the Great Work, the Universal Force, Polarity, the Four Elements, Magick and Mysticism, Esoteric Anatomy, Qabalah, Alchemy, Astrology, the Astral Plane, and more. Symbolism: More than 100 secrets symbols, words, objects, including their meanings and the secret powers they invoke. Secret Societies and Holy Orders: The gatekeepers and the transmitters of sacred knowledge: Freemasons, O.T.O., Cathars, Templars, Assassins. Pineda places them all in history and geography and explains who they are/were and what they stood for. Luminaries and Seers: More than 200 legends and historical personages: Hermes Trismegistus, Jesus, Siddartha, Osiris, and other seers from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Book Of Secrets

The Book Of Secrets
Author: Deepak Chopra
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-01-19
ISBN: 1407025716
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Of Secrets Book Excerpt:

Crafted with all the skills that have made his previous books bestsellers, The Book of Secrets will be essential reading for Deepak Chopra's huge number of followers worldwide, and also appeal to everyone searching for the meaning of life, and looking for answers to the questions: Who Am I? Where Did I Come From? and Why Am I Here? Each of the fifteen chapters discusses a 'secret' - such as: The World Is In You; Transformation Is Not The Same As Change; Death Is Conquered By Dying Every Day; Everything Is Pure Essence. Chopra believes that 'Every life is a book of secrets ready to be opened', and that the only way to discover the answers to these secrets is to delve inside yourself, and cease to be a mystery to yourself. Only by going to 'the still point inside' can you see life as it really is.

The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets
Author: Melissa McShane
Publsiher: Night Harbor Publishing
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN: 1949663213
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

Helena Davies just wants a job that will get her out of her parents’ basement, but by the end of her first day at Abernathy’s Bookstore, she has a dead boss in the basement and the news that she is now a part of an endless magical war. Abernathy’s is the world’s only living oracle, and Helena is now its custodian. Without any training, she must navigate her new world and find a place for herself within it. But there’s still a murderer on the loose—and Helena might be next on his list.

The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets
Author: Tom Harper
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2010-04-13
ISBN: 1409035875
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

From the pen of prizewinning author Tom Harper, this is a high-octane adventure thriller in the bestselling tradition of The Da Vinci Code. Jam-packed with murder, mystery and mind-blowing revelations, it is perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler and Scott Mariani. 'In the tradition of The Da Vinci Code, a page-turner of a novel. Like Dan Brown, Tom Harper knows how to ratchet up the tension.' -- Choice 'Be warned, you could become so hooked by this big adventure thriller that the tide will be lapping round your deckchair before you notice' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'Really enjoyed this book... the "can't put it down" variety :-)' -- ***** Reader review 'Very enjoyable story, lots of suspense, murder and adventure' -- ***** Reader review 'Very much recommended!' -- ***** Reader review ************************************************************************* A TRAIL INTO THE HEART OF A FIVE-HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD MYSTERY In a snowbound village in the German mountains, a young woman discovers an extraordinary secret. Before she can reveal it, she disappears, leaving no trace other than a picture of a mysterious medieval playing card that has perplexed scholars for centuries. Nick Ash does research for the FBI in New York. Six months ago his girlfriend Gillian walked out and broke his heart. Now he's the only person who can save her - if it's not too late. Within hours of getting her message, Nick finds himself on the run, delving deep into the past, asking questions that people don't want answered...Hunted across Europe, Nick follows Gillian's trail into the heart of a five-hundred-year-old mystery. But across the centuries, powerful forces are closing around him. There are men who have devoted their lives to keeping the secret, and they will stop at nothing to protect it.

Book of Secrets

Book of Secrets
Author: Chris Roberson
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-10-26
ISBN: 085766011X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

IT'LL TAKE MORE THAN ANGELS AND DEMONS TO STOP HIM. Reporter Spencer Finch is a journalist embroiled in the hunt for a missing book, encountering along the way cat burglars and mobsters, hackers and mysterious monks. At the same time, he's trying to make sense of the legacy left him by his late grandfather, a chest of what appear to be pulp magazines from the golden age of fantasy fiction. Following his nose, Finch gradually uncovers a mystery involving a lost Greek play, secret societies, generations of masked vigilantes - and an entire hidden history of mankind. It's like The Da Vinci Code retold by the Coen brothers in this blockbuster blur. File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Conspiracy! | Angelic Mysteries | Pulp Fiction | Blow Your Mind ]

The Black Book of Secrets

The Black Book of Secrets
Author: F. E. Higgins
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN: 0330471538
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

When Ludlow Fitch's parents cruelly betray him, he steals away on the back of a carriage and leaves behind the stinking City. He arrives in the dead of night at a remote village, where he crosses paths with the tall and limping figure of Joe Zabbidou - a pawnbroker with a difference. For Joe trades secrets, not goods, for cash. Ludlow is employed to record the villagers' fiendish confessions in The Black Book of Secrets. Bodysnatching; thievery; murder. The people of Pagus Parvus have much to hide. But is Ludlow Fitch ready to release his own skeletons? And will he ever learn to trust his mysterious master?

The Girls Book of Secrets

The Girls  Book of Secrets
Author: Gemma Reece
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2011-11-20
ISBN: 1780550618
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

The Girls' Book of Secrets is the indispensable secret guide to keeping cool and confident and coping with the mysteries of modern life. Contains tips and tricks on: how to make a secret diary; how to create a secret disguise; the secret to understanding your mum; how to form a secret club; how to decode body language; how to write in invisible ink, and more.

The Courtesan s Book of Secrets

The Courtesan s Book of Secrets
Author: Georgie Lee
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 1460340868
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courtesan s Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

Uncovered: a list of noblemen's names—each one guilty of treason To save his family legacy, Rafe Densmore must seize a courtesan's infamous register. No one can ever know how his father betrayed his country! One person stands in Rafe's way—the beautiful Cornelia, Comtesse de Vane. In the card rooms of Paris, Rafe and Cornelia made an unbeatable…intimate team. Until, convinced of Rafe's desertion, desperate Cornelia married an elderly comte. Now, returning to London an impoverished widow, she'll do anything to possess the register. Even if that means becoming Rafe's partner once again…. "Lee's novel hits the sweet spot." —RT Book Reviews on Engagement of Convenience

The Book Of Secrets

The Book Of Secrets
Author: Deepak Chopra
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1400098343
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Of Secrets Book Excerpt:

Describing the hidden mysteries that are contained within each individual, the best-selling author of The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire examines fifteen of these secrets--including "Life Hurts When It Is Unreal" and "There Is No Time But Now"--that hold the key to enlightenment, transformation, and personal fulfillment. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.

The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets
Author: M. G. Vassanji
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1841956864
Category: Africa, East
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

Winner of the first Giller Prize for Canadian fiction in 1994, The Book of Secrets is an outstanding historical novel set in East Africa. When Pius Fernandes, a retired schoolteacher living in modern day Dar es Salaam, discovers a diary of a British colonial administrator from 1913, he is drawn into a provocative account of the Asian community of East Africa, and the liaisons, feelings and secrets of its people, over the course of a century. Part generational history, part detective story, part social chronicle, M.G. Vassanji's award-winning novel magnificently conjures setting and period as it explores notions of identity and exile.

The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets
Author: M.G. Vassanji
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1996-12-15
ISBN: 0312150687
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

When a retired schoolteacher, Pius Fernandes, discovers the 1913 diary of a British colonial administrator, he is drawn into a provocative account of the Asian community of East Africa and the liaisons, secrets, and feelings of its people

Book of Secrets

Book of Secrets
Author: Essential Works,Thomas Eaton
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2005-10
ISBN: 9780740755613
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead." Did you know Pope John VIII was actually a woman? Or that the U.S. Government smashed a bacteria-laden lightbulb in a New York subway station in 1966 to see how long it would take to travel throughout the entire system? You will after reading the Book of Secrets. Everybody loves secrets and the world is full of them. And now the most interesting secrets are unleashed in Book of Secrets. Full of fascinating facts, this is one read you won't be able to put down! The clandestine, the covert, the surreptitious, furtive, and hush-hush are all revealed. Government secrets, religious secrets, food secrets, economic secrets, sexual secrets, secret societies, secret recipes-they're all in here. Within the pages of this book, one can find practical secrets revealed, such as how to guarantee a better seat on an airplane and how to win friends and influence people. Book of Secrets also contains some not-so-practical tidbits (all the more intriguing) such as famous American members of the Freemasons. Each book is bound with an irrestistible black leatherette flexicover with ribbon marker.

Books of Secrets

Books of Secrets
Author: Allison Kavey
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 0252091590
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books of Secrets Book Excerpt:

How cultural categories shaped--and were shaped by--new ideas about controlling nature Ranging from alchemy to necromancy, "books of secrets" offered medieval readers an affordable and accessible collection of knowledge about the natural world. Allison Kavey's study traces the cultural relevance of these books and also charts their influence on the people who read them. Citing the importance of printers in choosing the books' contents, she points out how these books legitimized manipulating nature, thereby expanding cultural categories, such as masculinity, femininity, gentleman, lady, and midwife, to include the willful command of the natural world.

The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 414
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

Seventeenth century English Recipe Books

Seventeenth century English Recipe Books
Author: Betty Travitsky,Anne Lake Prescott
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780754651956
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seventeenth century English Recipe Books Book Excerpt:

The texts reprinted in these two volumes allow readers to reconstruct the history of recipes, both medical and culinary, from the mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth century, and situate that history within the larger scientific and intellectual practices of

Disney Princess Book of Secrets

Disney Princess  Book of Secrets
Author: Marilyn Easton,Editors of Studio Fun International
Publsiher: Studio Fun International
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN: 0794444938
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disney Princess Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

Keep your secrets and dreams under lock and key with this padded journal! In Disney Princess: Book of Secrets, children can record and lock away their own dreams, secrets, and wishes. This padded journal includes a variety of activities that spark creativity as children write down their thoughts and memories on paper alongside the Disney Princesses. From writing fairy tales to insider secrets from Moana, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, and Cinderella, children can express themselves and keep their hopes and dreams safely locked away. The book includes all of the princesses signatures, too!

Cultural identity in the East African novel

Cultural identity in the East African novel
Author: Regina Hartmann
Publsiher: diplom.de
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-04-11
ISBN: 3836626721
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural identity in the East African novel Book Excerpt:

Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: As the Black African writers have taught us, we must dance our word, for in human speech as in dance, lies an offering; to speak and to write is also to offer oneself to the other; it is to be reborn together . This quotation by M. Rombaut locates African literature close to the performing arts. According to his statement African literature seems to transcend the conventional European conception of writing, which is conceiving literature as something planned and permanent. The idea of a literary performance in African writing places the author much closer to the story-teller, who is dependent on his audience and trying to keep in touch with them. By processing their feelings in his performance he gives expression to a common consciousness. In contrast to the Western author who often wants to stand apart from his society, African authors tend to aim their participation in the formation of a shared identity. This paper tries to find out how authors from the framework of East Africa conceive of cultural identity. Basically, I will proceed in two steps: part A is dedicated to the development of a pattern within which the complex issue of identity can be adequately discussed in an East African context. In Part B I will then apply this discussion scheme to three novels which as I will explain are representative for East African writing, in far as this term is justified. Part A starts off from some basic observations about identity, on the foundation of which I want to deduce the structure of my analysis. I will argue that identity is based on ones observation of the environment and on the influence of outsiders. All this is to some extent true for two concepts: individual and cultural identity. The latter develops when a group of individuals feels or is ascribed a common bond apt to correspond to several individual self-concepts. These individuals may then share a feeling of home, which can act as a physical but also mental commitment. Departing form these ideas I will show that four issues might be interesting in dealing with cultural identity, which can be expressed by some central questions: 1.Identity imposed and adopted: In how far can others influence our identity? 2.Identity rediscovered and reinvented:To what extent does our history work on identity? 3.Identity displaced: How does our feeling of physical or mental bond to a physical or mental space I will call home work on identity? 4.Identity integrated: How [...]

The Little Black Book of Secrets

The Little Black Book of Secrets
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 199?
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Consumers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Black Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science 1500 1800

Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science  1500   1800
Author: Alisha Rankin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1317058321
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science 1500 1800 Book Excerpt:

Secrets played a central role in transformations in medical and scientific knowledge in early modern Europe. As a new fascination with novelty began to take hold from the late fifteenth century, Europeans thirsted for previously unknown details about the natural world: new plants, animals, and other objects from nature, new recipes for medical and alchemical procedures, new knowledge about the human body, and new facts about the way nature worked. These 'secrets' became popular items of commerce and trade, as the quest for new and exclusive bits of information met the vibrant early modern marketplace. Whether disclosed widely in print or kept more circumspect in manuscripts, secrets helped drive an expanding interest in acquiring knowledge throughout early modern Europe. Bringing together international scholars, this volume provides a pan-European and interdisciplinary overview on the topic. Each essay offers significant new interpretations of the role played by secrets in their area of specialization. Chapters address key themes in early modern history and the history of medicine, science and technology including: the possession, circulation and exchange of secret knowledge across Europe; alchemical secrets and laboratory processes; patronage and the upper-class market for secrets; medical secrets and the emerging market for proprietary medicines; secrets and cosmetics; secrets and the body and finally gender and secrets.

The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets
Author: M.G. Vassanji
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-12-29
ISBN: 1250109183
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Secrets Book Excerpt:

In 1988, a retired schoolteacher named Pius Fernandes receives an old diary found in the back room of an East African shop. Written in 1913 by a British colonial administrator, the diary captivates Fernandes, who begins to research the coded history he encounters in its terse, laconic entries. What he uncovers is a story of forbidden liaisons and simmering vengeances, family secrets and cultural exiles--a story that leads him on an investigative journey through his own past and Africa's.