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Written in thirteen days in 1564 by the renowned Elizabethan magus, Dr. John Dee, The Hieroglyphic Monad explains his discovery of the monas, or unity, underlying the universe as expressed in a hieroglyph, or symbol. Dee called The Hieroglyphic Monad a "magical parable" based on the Doctrine of Correspondences which lies at the heart of all magical practice and is the key to the hermetic quest. Through careful meditation and study of the glyph, its secrets may be slowly revealed.
This is an English rendering of the classical text on yoga and meditations that maintains the poetic forms of the sutras. Patanjali is to Yoga what Buddha is to Buddhism. His sutras-scriptural narratives sometimes defined as literally "the path to transcendence"- are a darshan, or philosophical worldview and method to aid the awakening of self-realization. Patanjali reveals a set of landmarks that enable practitioners to lift the veils and study the hidden self, eventually following this path to enlightenment.
A guidebook for continuing the journey of true love, featuring sixty-five "prescriptions" for lasting love. Whether you have just fallen in love ot are celebrating your silver anniversary, A Lifetime of Love will show you how to have deeper intimacy, transcendent moments, and a wonderful soul connection.
In 365 Days of Love, best-selling author Daphne Rose Kingma writes with startling insight and clarity on the meaning and magic of love, offering readers a welcome opportunity to reflect each day on the love in their lives. With her characteristic poetic prose and warmhearted style, Kingma explores the elements and expressions of love, helping the reader to see clearly its many-faceted possibilities. Designed to be read daily to inspire, affirm, remind, encourage, support, and comfort, this little book is the perfect companion for lovers of all ages. "Read it, one day at a time, to yourself or with someone you love, contemplate what it says, try to do what it asks of you, and your capacity to love (and be loved) will grow." -Daphne Rose Kingma
Nan Huai Chin, a learned representative of the Chinese Buddhist tradition, explores the many different schools of Buddhism and the many stories surrounding the life of Buddha. He explains various philosophical trends in Buddhism and the aspects it hastaken on throughout Asia, Europe, and America. For a solid understanding of Buddhism, this book is clearly indispensable reading! With index.
The Wicca Handbook is both a tutorial for new witches and an exceptionally well-organized reference book for experienced practitioners. It guides us through the first steps in becoming a witch and explores many Wiccan traditions, initiations, and magical practices. The Wiccan year-the eight Sabbats-along with many of its rituals and ceremonies are examined. Holland also provides the background of every facet of witchcraft, such as spells for every occasion, psychic protection, numerology, basic astrology, and the lore of stones, metals, candles, animals, and much more.High Priestess Eileen Holland's helpful guide is rooted in practicality and intended as a working handbook, not a simple beginner's guide. The information is rich; clear directions are given, and its range of content is extensive. Spells, circles, crystals, and color magic, herbs, health, and healing are all covered with abundant direction on how to do it, when to do it, and suggestions for seeking guidance from the deities. Those who have been on their path for a few years will find this a great reference book to refer to time and again.
A lost classic found, a guidebook for life's biggest adventure--death!Gustav Theodor Fechner was a 19th-century physicist, psychologist, metaphysicist, and musician, who applied his considerable intellect to examining the question of life after death. Does it exist? If so, what form might it take? First written and published in a time when traditional understanding of God and nature were undergoing a huge transformation, Fechner's reasonable, accessible, and groundbreaking book became a manual for living well and dying as part of life.Fechner explains that death is another form of birth. That just as you cannot remember the time in the womb and the painful birthing process, so too will you not remember death when you have gone through another birthing or awakening into the spirit world. In this third stage of life, the quality of life is determined by one's actions in the second stage. Right actions provide spirits with a way to better influence the living. False actions on this plane provide nothing and can be debilitating in the world to come.The Little Book of Life After Death was first published in this country with an introduction by William James, arguably the most insightful philosopher of the late 19th century, as well as a forefather of modern psychology.
This most celebrated of all magical textbooks, believed to be written by King Solomon himself, details the processes for summoning and mastering the spirits. Demonstrates that the usual theoretical distinction between black magic and white, evil magicand good, is not so simply drawn. Included in this edition is a new foreword by R. A. Gilbert, esoteric scholar and antiquarian bookseller.
THIS SEVENTH VOLUME OF THE Century Kids follows two rebels--in the best sense of the word. The first is Chuck, the great-great-grandson of the patriarch, Lionel Aldrich, whose family we have followed through five generations of the twentieth century. His rebellion, so typical of the decade, is against unfair authority. The second rebel is Sojie, who takes a stand against the established practice of the times as she returns with her mother to the South to participate in a lunch-counter demonstration demanding equal service for blacks. Both young people typify the awakening social consciousness that characterized the decade. AS IN THE EARLIER CENTURY KIDS volumes, the events and artifacts of the decade provide a backdrop for the narrative. The 1960s are a particularly inspiring decade with the growing success of Dr. Martin Luther King's nonviolent protest movement--yet it was a tragic decade as well, as young idealists grow to admire young President John F. Kennedy, only to see him brutally assassinated. IN ADDITION TO AN EXCITING STORY, the Hooblers provide an historical afterword, explaining some of the more interesting aspects of their research into the decade, as well as a timeline outlining what was going on in the world in which the story unfolds.
It spends its life swimming in the ocean, but it is not a fish. Intelligent and playful, it leaps through the water like a torpedo. It can "see" with its eyes closed. Who is this prince of the waves? It is our friend the dolphin.
Did you know that... There are over 350 different kinds of sharks. Sharks can travel great distances- up to thousands of miles! Some sharks will eat anything they can swallow- including bits of garbage, license plates, and even paint cans. You have a better chance of being hit by lightning than of being attacked by a shark. Learn everything you ever wanted to know- and more- about these fascinating demons of the deep.
Joseph and Justin may be twins, but they sure aren't much alike. Besides looking different, they live in very different worlds. Joseph loves the outdoors, the sky and the land, and all the animals, Justin, on the other hand, would rather be indoors, playing his piccolo or reading a book. The only thing they have in common is Midge, a pinto Shetland pony. They give her all the love and attention any pony could ever ask for. And she ends up giving them more than they ever could have imagined -- a horse family of their own! With characteristic charm and simplicity, Marguerite Henry weaves a true-to-life tale about the joys and difficulties of owning and raising horses.
The seventh installment in #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Gordon Korman's Swindle series! UNLEASHED: freed from restraint, running wild, not being held back by anyone or anything . . . Luthor, a former attack dog, is supposed to be on his best behavior now that he's in the care of Savannah, a girl who's easily a dog's best friend. But every time a certain truck passes by Savannah's house, Luthor goes into attack mode -- and chaos follows. Meanwhile, Griffin Bing is locked in the fight of his life with his archenemy, Darren Vader. Both are trying to win an invention contest -- and will stop at nothing to be victorious. A runaway dog. Some majorly strange inventions. A mysterious neighbor. A stolen object of great value. These are a few of the ingredients in UNLEASHED, Gordon Korman's latest Swindle mystery. Like a Doberman with a mission in mind, there's no holding this story back!
The fifth book in the New York Times bestselling CHILDREN OF THE RED KING series! When Charlie turns twelve on New Year's Eve, the Flame Cats give him a grave warning: Something ancient has awoken, and Charlie must be watchful. Soon Charlie learns that the shadow from the Red King's portrait has been released, and that it will do anything to keep Charlie from finding his father. Meanwhile, pets are mysteriously vanishing from the city, and Olivia is in danger of revealing her newfound powers.
The third book in the Children of the Red King series, CHARLIE BONE AND THE INVISIBLE BOY offers more magical fantasy that is fast paced and easy to read. This semester at Bloor's Academy brings a few changes. There is a new art teacher, Mr. Boldova, and a new student named Belle, who lives with the Yewbeam aunts and seems to have strange power over them. Emma and Charlie soon discover Mr. Boldova's secret identity: He is the older brother of Ollie Sparks, the boy who lives in the attic of Bloor's Academy. Ollie had always been prying into matters that didn't concern him, so Ezekiel Bloor had made him invisible. When Charlie and his friends find him, Ollie is alone and hungry, so they promise to help him become visible again.
The sequel to Gordon Korman's SWINDLE---the Man With A Plan is back! When Griffin Bing's class goes to a floating zoo, they don't expect to see animals being treated so badly. They don't expect to find Cleo, Dog Whisperer Savannah's pet monkey who's been missing for weeks. And they really don't expect to have to hide the animals once they've rescued them! Hilarity ensues as Griffin's team once more pulls off a heist . . . trying to break the animals back into a (better) zoo!
Reality TV and advanced technology make for high drama in this political thriller that combines the military action of Zero Dark Thirty with the classic science fiction of The Forever War.Lieutenant James Shelley, who has an uncanny knack for premeditating danger, leads a squad of advanced US Army military tasked with enforcing the peace around a conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. The squad members are linked wirelessly 24/7 to themselves and a central intelligence that guides them via drone relay--and unbeknownst to Shelley and his team, they are being recorded for a reality TV show.When an airstrike almost destroys their outpost, a plot begins to unravel that's worthy of Crichton and Clancy's best. The conflict soon involves rogue defense contractors, corrupt US politicians, and homegrown terrorists who possess nuclear bombs. Soon Shelley must accept that the helpful warnings in his head could be AI. But what is the cost of serving its agenda?
Rory and her friends are determined to stop the Snow Queen once and for all in this thrilling conclusion to the Ever After series, which Kirkus Reviews calls a "fast-paced combination of middle school realism and fairy-tale fantasy."How will this tale end? The whole fairy-tale world is on high alert. The Snow Queen and her minions are targeting Characters, and Ever After School is the only safe refuge left. Rory Landon knows a final confrontation is inevitable, and she worries about the safety of her family and friends--particularly Chase, who has been acting very strange lately. Will Rory be able to count on Chase when she needs him most? Is she strong enough to put an end to the Snow Queen's terrible reign once and for all? Only one thing is certain: it's time for Rory to find out if her tale ends in happily-ever-after. and the school she has come to love, or will she fail and leave her tale unfinished?
The long-awaited memoir of seven-time Grammy-nominated artist Charlie Wilson, the iconic R&B and Funk singer-songwriter-producer--interwoven with his recollections of collaborating with fellow artists such as Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, and Snoop Dogg.Recognized the world over for his distinct voice and timeless hits spanning a career of nearly half a century, Charlie Wilson is one of the most celebrated musicians of his generation. So it took friends and family by surprise when he checked into rehab and revealed that he had been not only homeless, but also helpless. Here, in the memoir fans have been demanding, is the story of how love and faith carried him through not only his addiction, but also prostate cancer. Here, too, is the story of his work in the music business, including a career resurgence that saw collaborations with some of the most sought-after artists of today, including Pharrell and Justin Timberlake. Now over twenty years sober, Wilson recounts a life filled with vertiginous highs and heartbreaking lows. His is a story of triumph over adversity, courage in the face of extreme hardship, and love when all else is lost. It is a tale of the last sixty years in social and pop culture history, and one that will stay with you for years to come.
Profiling owners, winemakers, and personalities from around the country and the world, Behind the Bottle is a fun and intriguing look at the people who have made Long Island into one of the hottest wine regions in the country. Long Island has been a leader in winemaking since 1975. In the last forty years, Long Island's rise has been meteoric. Long a rural region famed for their duck and their potatoes, Long Island, now visited by 1.3 million people each year, has carved out a wine country second to none. With highly acclaimed wines garnering rave reviews from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications, Long Island wines have been celebrated around the country and across the Atlantic ocean. Here, Edible East End editor Eileen M. Duffy profiles winemakers and wineries that have received this high acclaim, and shares their stories. Men and women from as far away as California, France, even New Zealand have come here to create a wine country whose wines, including Chardonnay, Sauvingon Blanc, Merlot, and Meritages among others, are second to none. BEHIND THE BOTTLE illustrates the fascinating story from the region's birth to its zenith.
This practical guide shows intermediate and advanced web and mobile app developers how to build highly scalable Java applications in the cloud with Google App Engine. The flagship of Google's Cloud Platform, App Engine hosts your app on infrastructure that grows automatically with your traffic, minimizing up-front costs and accommodating unexpected visitors. You'll learn hands-on how to perform common development tasks with App Engine services and development tools, including deployment and maintenance.For Java applications, App Engine provides a J2EE standard servlet container with a complete Java 7 JVM and standard library. Because App Engine supports common Java API standards, your code stays clean and portable.Get a hands-on introduction to App Engine's tools and features, using an example applicationSimulate App Engine on your development machine directly from EclipseStructure your app into individually addressable modules, each with its own scaling configurationExploit the power of the scalable Cloud Datastore, using queries, transactions, and data modeling with JPAUse Cloud SQL for standard relational databases with App Engine applicationsLearn how to deploy, manage, and inspect your application on Google infrastructure
More physicists today are taking on the role of software developer as part of their research, but software development isn't always easy or obvious, even for physicists. This practical book teaches essential software development skills to help you automate and accomplish nearly any aspect of research in a physics-based field.Written by two PhDs in nuclear engineering, this book includes practical examples drawn from a working knowledge of physics concepts. You'll learn how to use the Python programming language to perform everything from collecting and analyzing data to building software and publishing your results.In four parts, this book includes:Getting Started: Jump into Python, the command line, data containers, functions, flow control and logic, and classes and objectsGetting It Done: Learn about regular expressions, analysis and visualization, NumPy, storing data in files and HDF5, important data structures in physics, computing in parallel, and deploying softwareGetting It Right: Build pipelines and software, learn to use local and remote version control, and debug and test your codeGetting It Out There: Document your code, process and publish your findings, and collaborate efficiently; dive into software licenses, ownership, and copyright procedures
Get expert guidance on architecting end-to-end data management solutions with Apache Hadoop. While many sources explain how to use various components in the Hadoop ecosystem, this practical book takes you through architectural considerations necessary to tie those components together into a complete tailored application, based on your particular use case.To reinforce those lessons, the book's second section provides detailed examples of architectures used in some of the most commonly found Hadoop applications. Whether you're designing a new Hadoop application, or planning to integrate Hadoop into your existing data infrastructure, Hadoop Application Architectures will skillfully guide you through the process.This book covers:Factors to consider when using Hadoop to store and model dataBest practices for moving data in and out of the systemData processing frameworks, including MapReduce, Spark, and HiveCommon Hadoop processing patterns, such as removing duplicate records and using windowing analyticsGiraph, GraphX, and other tools for large graph processing on HadoopUsing workflow orchestration and scheduling tools such as Apache OozieNear-real-time stream processing with Apache Storm, Apache Spark Streaming, and Apache FlumeArchitecture examples for clickstream analysis, fraud detection, and data warehousing
Explore all the Apple Watch's capabilities and possibilities!You'll like your Apple Watch as much as author Jeff Carlson does after you've read this book and used its advice to integrate the Apple Watch into your life, taking advantage of its many features for helping you focus on what you care about the most. That could mean not missing notifications to help you keep up with co-workers, being free to stash your iPhone so you can enjoy the sunset without worrying that your sitter is trying to reach you, making sure you move enough to fill your activity rings for the day, or any other of a million things that make the watch right for you.Jeff walks you through getting to know the Apple Watch, complete with a chapter on picking one out if you haven't already, along with topics that teach you how to navigate among the watch's screens with the physical controls, taps on the screen, and the Siri voice assistant. You'll also find advice on customizing watch faces and their complications, getting the notifications you want, handling text and voice communications, and using Apple's core apps. A final chapter discusses taking care of your Apple Watch, including recharging, restarting, resetting, and restoring.Read this ebook to Take Control of:Picking out your own Apple WatchMaking watch face complications work for youKey settings that most people will want to know aboutUnderstanding how the watch interacts with your iPhonePlacing and receiving phone calls on the watchSending default (and customized) text messagesSeeing email from only certain peopleAdding events to your calendar with SiriGlancing at what's next in your daily scheduleManaging reminders on your wristLoading your watch with photosUsing the watch as a button for your iPhone cameraUsing Apple Pay from your watchPutting tickets in your watchTaking the Apple Watch out for exerciseSending sketches and heartbeats to other Apple Watch ownersGetting navigation directionsControlling an Apple TV or iTunes on the Mac with the Remote appResetting a messed-up Apple Watch and force-quitting an app
Smart leaders know that today pressures for change don't come at you one at a time--they come all at once, from all directions. Bill Pasmore offers a four-part model that allows leaders to deal with multiple changes simultaneously without drowning in the churn. The first step is to Discover which external pressures for change are the most critical to address. The key here is to think fewer--the possibilities are many, but Pasmore shows how you can "step away from the buffet "and identify the highest-impact options. Then leaders must Decide how many change efforts their organizations can handle. Here the mindset is to think scarcer--you have only so many people and so many resources, so how do you best use them? Once you've figured out what to address and how, it's time to Do--and here you want to think faster. Pasmore offers advice for streamlining change processes and engaging in rapid prototyping so you can learn quickly and cost-effectively. The last step is to Discern what worked and what didn't, and to do that you must think smarter--develop metrics, identify trends, and ensure learnings are used to build capabilities to make future change efforts even more successful. For each stage of the process, Pasmore offers detailed guidance, practical tools, and real-world examples. This book is a comprehensive guide to navigating change the way it happens now.
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