Strange News From Another Star

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466835214
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Strange News From Another Star from the Author: Hermann Hesse. In 1919, the same year Demian was published, seven of these stories appeared as a book entitled Märchen--literally, Fairy Tales. For this first edition in English, we have followed the arrangement Hesse made for the final collected edition of his works, where he added an eighth story, "Flute Dream." The new note so clear in Demian was first sounded, Hesse believed, in some of these tales written during the years 1913 to 1918, the period that brought him into conflict with supporters of the war, with his country and its government, with conventional intellectual life, with every form of orthodoxy both in the world and in himself. Unlike his earlier work, from Peter Camenzind through Knulp, the stories in Strange News from Another Star do not allow for an essentially realistic interpretation. They are concerned with dream worlds, the subconscious, magical thinking, and the numinous experience of the soul. Their subject is the distilling of wisdom. The eight stories are "Augustus," "The Poet," "Flute Dream," "Strange News from Another Star," "The Hard Passage," "A Dream Sequence," "Faldum," and--perhaps the masterpiece of this collection--"Iris."

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Nash Format
ISBN: 6177279767
Size: 61.17 MB
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from the Author: Malala Yousafzai. Доля жінки в Пакистані визначена наперед: бути покірною дружиною, догоджати чоловікові й виховувати дітей. Але 1997 року народилася «інакша» дівчинка. Вона хотіла ходити в школу, носити яскравий одяг і не ховати обличчя. В цей час владу в її рідних краях, в долині Сват, захопив «Талібан». За найменшу провину перед «законом» терористи карали людей побоями і навіть смертю. Героїня і авторка цієї книжки розуміла важливість освіти і боронила права жінок, за що й отримала кулю в голову... Її звуть Малала. І це тільки початок її історії...

Shamanic Plant Medicine Salvia Divinorum

Author: Ross Heaven
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782792538
Size: 30.34 MB
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Shamanic Plant Medicine Salvia Divinorum from the Author: Ross Heaven. The Shamanic Plant Medicine series acts as an introduction to specific teacher plants used by shamans in a variety of cultures to facilitate spirit communion, healing, divination and personal discovery, and which are increasingly known, used and respected in Western society by modern shamans as a means of connecting to spirit. Salvia is the shamanic plant of Mexico. It is known particularly for its divinatory powers but it also has the ability to heal and, more extraordinarily, in modern usage it provides access to inter-dimensional travel and the ability to move through time. The shamanic applications of Salvia are currently little known outside of Mexico but, along with Ketamine and Ecstasy, it has become one of the most popular ‘drugs’ on the planet among teenagers who have little or no understanding of how to use its powers in a positive and effective way or the potential dangers of using it recreationally. This book therefore serves as a much-needed introduction to this powerful plant.

The Life Of Blur

Author: Martin Power
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857128620
Size: 21.11 MB
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The Life Of Blur from the Author: Martin Power. Blur defined the term 'Britpop', providing a soundtrack for the Nineties Cool Britannia movement. Racking up hit upon hit, the Essex quartet - led by Damon Albarn - became a permanent fixture on the charts, ultimately leading to an ugly, with their Northern counterparts Oasis in the race to become the UK's premier band. Yet, when the flames of Britpop ultimately cooled, Blur proved capable of surprising reinvention, embracing new sounds and textures to keep themselves one step ahead of a pop scene they helped invent. More than twenty years later, they continue to do so. Explores the history and debunks the myths around the band formerly known as Seymour: from their art school origins at London's Goldsmith College to the multi-million selling success of Modern Life Is Rubbish, Parklife and The Great Escape. The darker hues of Blur, 13 and 2003's Think Tank - an album that led to the ill-tempered exit of Blur's guitarist Graham Coxon - only to see his return five years later for a reunion tour marked by a triumphant headline appearance at 2009's Glastonbury festival. Delves into every detail of Blur's pock-marked history, also shedding new light on the group's various solo activities, including Damon Albarn's experiments with Gorillaz and Graham Coxon's one man assault on the indie charts. Featuring new interviews with Blur's collaborators, Britpop rivals and friends, as well as rare photographs and a full up-to-date discography, this is the definitive biography of one of the UK's most beloved bands.

The Idea Of Education

Author: David Seth Preston
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042011465
Size: 24.72 MB
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The Idea Of Education from the Author: David Seth Preston. This book represents a 'position statement' from the intellectually vibrant and challenging debate that emanated from the inaugural conference project launch entitled 'The Idea of Education' held at Mansfield College, Oxford in July 2002. The book conveys a wide spectrum of views about 'the idea of education' in recognition of the fact that 'the idea' is not as straightforward as it may appear on the surface. It seems the universities are not alone in this apparent uncertainty of definition. Further Education seems equally nonplussed as regard its purpose or raison d'être. Furthermore, even for those within the sector, it appears to be a point of much contention as to where Further Education ends and Higher Education begins. The book is divided into three main sections: The Current Structures of Education, Issues within Contemporary Education and The Ambitions of Education. The chapters wrestle, sometimes at variance with each other, with the paradoxes and concerns felt by each writer grappling with the idea of education.

Author: Стівен Кінг
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171203971
Size: 23.86 MB
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from the Author: Стівен Кінг. У житті успішного письменника Пола Шелдона була лише одна жінка, яку він щиро ненавидів, — героїня його мелодраматично-пригодницьких романів Мізері Честейн. «Убивши» нарешті Мізері й добряче відсвяткувавши початок нового етапу творчості, письменник на глухій дорозі потрапляє в автокатастрофу. Опритомнівши в будинку колишньої медсестри Енні Вілкс, своєї «найпалкішої шанувальниці», схибленої маніячки-вбивці, Пол Шелдон зрозуміє, що таке справжня ненависть, біль і жах і яку ціну має сплатити автор за своє творіння.

From West To East And Back Again

Author: Peter Roberts
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9460918050
Size: 25.84 MB
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From West To East And Back Again from the Author: Peter Roberts. Of all the great Western novelists of the twentieth century, the German writer Hermann Hesse is arguably one of the most important for educationists. Paying particular attention to Hesse’s last novel, The Glass Bead Game, and its immediate predecessor, The Journey to the East, this book suggests that Hesse was a man of the West who turned to the idea of ‘the East’ in seeking to understand himself and his society. From these later texts a rich, complex theory of educational transformation emerges. From West to East and Back Again examines the role of dialogue and uncertainty in the transformative process, considers utopian and ritualistic elements in Hesse’s work, and explores the notion of education serving as a bridge between life and death. Hesse’s novels address philosophical themes and questions of enduring significance, and this book will appeal to all who share an interest in human striving and growth.

The Mysterium

Author: Jo Keeling
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473663571
Size: 64.53 MB
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The Mysterium from the Author: Jo Keeling. In THE MYSTERIUM David Bramwell and Jo Keeling (authors of THE ODDITORIUM), present a user guide to the strange and unexplained corners of modern life. THE MYSTERIUM catalogues a host of bizarre, funny and intriguing stories for a post-Nessie generation still fascinated by the unknowable. Drawing on contemporary folklore, unsolved mysteries, and unsettling phenomena from the dark corners of the internet, this book celebrates the joy of asking questions and the thrill of finding answers which stop you dead in your tracks. Featuring a group of men who scared themselves to death, Space's version of the Bermuda Triangle, a cat who can sniff out the dying and the tale of Slender Man, the monster who stepped out of Photoshop and into our nightmares, this fascinating book is a catalogue of the extraordinary, the strange, the mysterious and the downright creepy.