Description : WORLD-RENOWNED BESTSELLING AUTHOR CARLOS CASTANEDA'S SELECTION OF HIS WRITINGS ON THE SHAMANS OF ANCIENT MEXICO Near the end of his life, Carlos Castaneda gathered together and reviewed his seminal works on his training as a shaman initiate, recorded in a literary career that spans over thirty years. The result is this groundbreaking collection of quotations -- the essence of Carlos Castaneda, drawn from his landmark volumes including The Teachings of Don Juan, Journey to Ixtlan, A Separate Reality, and Tales of Power. Enhanced with an introduction and original commentary by the author, this powerful work illuminates the shaman's life as never before. Castaneda's words explore how the ancient shamans could literally touch and direct the wheel of time -- a profound yet pragmatic tradition that can be felt even in our day.
Description : An Israeli commander recounts his experiences during the Six-Day War of 1967 and during the Yom Kippur War, leading a battalion of tanks in a defense against the Syrian advance. Original.
Description : Young adults are fascinated by ancient secrets, martial arts, war, and using strategy to outwit their opponents. This book introduces them to the world-s most famous book on strategy, Sun Tzu-s The Art of War.
Description : The basis for the cult-classic film The Warriors chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the 1960s. Every gang in the city meets on a sweltering July 4 night in a Bronx park for a peace rally. The crowd of miscreants turns violent after a prominent gang leader is killed and chaos prevails over the attempt at order. The Warriors follows the Dominators making their way back to their home territory without being killed. The police are prowling the city in search of anyone involved in the mayhem. An exhilarating novel that examines New York City teenagers, left behind by society, who form identity and personal strength through their affiliation with their "family," The Warriors weaves together social commentary with ancient legends for a classic coming-of-age tale. This edition includes a new introduction by the author.
Description : The urge to forge one’s character by fighting, in daily life as well as on the mat, appeals to something deep within us. More than a collection of fighting techniques, martial arts constitute a path to developing body, spirit, and awareness. On the Warrior’s Path connects the martial arts with this larger perspective, merging subtle philosophies with no-holds-barred competition, Nietzsche with Bruce Lee, radical Taoism and Buddhism with the Star Wars Trilogy, traditional martial arts with basketball and American Indian culture. At the center of all these phenomena is the warrior. Though this archetype seems to manifest contradictory values, author Daniele Bolelli describes the heart of this tension: how the training of martial technique leads to a renunciation of violence, and how overcoming fear leads to a unique freedom. Aimed at students at any level or tradition of martial arts but also accessible to the armchair warrior, On the Warrior’s Path brings fresh insights to why martial arts remains an enduring and widespread art and discipline. Two new chapters in this second edition focus on spirituality in the martial arts and the author’s personal journey in the field. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : After her fight against breast cancer, as a survivor, Mellie decided to tell her story. Through the discipline and focus she learned in the martial arts and regular meditation, she hopes to pass on some of the knowledge which helped during her fight, to those facing a battle of their own. Mellie takes you from her martial arts beginnings through the diagnosis of breast cancer, all the way to recovery.
Description : The Warrior's Dance weaves a gripping account of Rome's third king, Tullus Hostilius, who is celebrated in history as the bellicose leader who destroyed Rome's mother city, Alba Longa. In this rich, compelling look back at a time when history and myth intermingle, King Tullus is portrayed as a young demigod, impetuous, insolent, unhampered by scruples, and exposed to the temptations of tyranny. Trouble begins during the waning days of elderly King Numa, when Tullus and his restless young partisans go about decrying a Rome grown weak. In the springtime of their lives, they ridicule the piety and peace forced upon them by a doddering ruler and yearn to pursue the warrior's way. A new generation longs for action and glory, while fathers quake at the seditious talk of their sons. The Warrior's Dance is told by those who lived the breathtaking adventure of King Tullus' ascent to power. Their fates perforce are caught up in their hero's triumphs and snared by his ruinous descent into superstition and brutality. When the balance tips too far, the gods will demand their due. "An enchanting mainstream historical novel. How easily the reader is dropped into the life and times is remarkable. The writing technique is refreshingly unique, and the story flows easily from page to page. The reader is very much on the scene and seeing throught the protagonist's eyes. The characters carry the story and are the story." - Pacific Northwest Writers Association.
Description : "A textbook and reference manual on the development of personal and spiritual power using the teachings and approaches of Carlos Castaneda, Dan Millman, the Shambala work, G.I. Gurdjieff, the Feldenkrais Method, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming"--Provided by publisher.
Description : Despite Japan's Westernization, the country has remained "uniquely" Japanese. This text offers insight into Japan and its people to facilitate Western business dealings in the country. It ranges from interpersonal communication to decision-making styles, negotiating tactics and business contacts.