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GLORY Book by ,

GLORY Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Category: Photography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1250204577
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Summary: THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. From Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, comes GLORY, a photography book that shatters the conventional standards of beauty for Black children. Featuring a foreword by Amanda Seales With stunning images of natural hair and gorgeous, inventive visual storytelling, GLORY puts Black beauty front and center with more than 100 breathtaking photographs and a collection of powerful essays about the children. At its heart, it is a recognition and celebration of the versatility and innate beauty of black hair, and black beauty. The glorious coffee-table book pays homage to the story of our royal past, celebrates the glory of the here and now, and even dares to forecast the future. It brings to life past, present, and future visions of black culture and showcases the power and beauty of recognizing and celebrating oneself. Beauty as an expression of who you are is power. When we define our own standards of beauty, we take back that power. GLORY encourages children around the world to feel that power and harness it.

Black Girls Rock! Book by Beverly Bond

Black Girls Rock! Book
  • Author : Beverly Bond
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1501157930
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Summary: From the award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, and creator of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement comes an inspiring and beautifully designed book that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world. Fueled by the insights of women of diverse backgrounds, including Michelle Obama, Angela Davis, Shonda Rhimes, Misty Copeland Yara Shahidi, and Mary J. Blige, this book is a celebration of black women’s voices and experiences that will become a collector’s items for generations to come. Maxine Waters shares the personal fulfillment of service. Moguls Cathy Hughes, Suzanne Shank, and Serena Williams recount stories of steadfastness, determination, diligence, dedication and the will to win. Erykah Badu, Toshi Reagon, Mickalane Thomas, Solange Knowles-Ferguson, and Rihanna offer insights on creativity and how they use it to stay in tune with their magic. Pioneering writers Rebecca Walker, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Joan Morgan speak on modern-day black feminist thought. Lupita Nyong’o, Susan Taylor, and Bethann Hardison affirm the true essence of holistic beauty. And Iyanla Vanzant reinforces Black Girl Magic in her powerful pledge. Through these and dozens of other unforgettable testimonies, Black Girls Rock! is an ode to black girl ambition, self-love, empowerment, and healing. Pairing inspirational essays and affirmations with lush, newly commissioned and classic photography, Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic and Rocking Our Truth is not only a one-of-a-kind celebration of the diversity, fortitude, and spirituality of black women but also a foundational text that will energize and empower every reader.

Black Book by Deborah Willis

Black Book
  • Author : Deborah Willis
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-11-18
  • Category: Photography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1629148741
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Summary: Tucked away in the dusty halls of the Smithsonian archives and nearly forgotten by most historians, black culture is a vast, complex, interconnected web of different people, trends, and lifestyles. Although absent from our collective memory, Deborah Willis has dug through the archives and hunted down the remnants that tell the wonderful and tragic history of a people. Tackling all subjects with bravery and frankness, Deborah Willis’s work is a true treasure to behold. Black, A Celebration of a Culture, presents the vibrant panorama of 20th-century black culture in America and around the world. The photos tell one story that resonates throughout the world. Broken up into segments that examine in detail such subjects as children, work, art, beauty, Saturday night and Sunday morning, the photos detail the history and the evolution of a culture. Each photograph, hand-picked by Deborah Willis, America's leading historian of African-American photography, celebrates the world of music, art, fashion, sports, family, worship or play. With over 500 photographs from every time period from the birth of photography to the birth of hip hop, this book is a truly joyous exhibition of black culture. From Jessie Owens to Barry Bonds, Ella Fitzgerald to Halle Berry, Black: A Celebration of a Culture is joyous and inspiring.

Hair Story Book by Ayana Byrd,Lori Tharps

Hair Story Book
  • Author : Ayana Byrd,Lori Tharps
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Griffin
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1466872101
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Summary: Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in an attempt to pass as a "free" person to the 1998 uproar over a White third-grade teacher's reading of the book Nappy Hair, the issues surrounding African American hair continue to linger as we enter the twenty-first century. Hair Story is a historical and anecdotal exploration of Black Americans' tangled hair roots. A chronological look at the culture and politics behind the ever-changing state of Black hair from fifteenth-century Africa to the present-day United States, it ties the personal to the political and the popular. Read about: * Why Black American slaves used items like axle grease and eel skin to straighten their hair. * How a Mexican chemist straightened Black hair using his formula for turning sheep's wool into a minklike fur. * How the Afro evolved from militant style to mainstream fashion trend. * What prompted the creation of the Jheri curl and the popular style's fall from grace. * The story behind Bo Derek's controversial cornrows and the range of reactions they garnered. Major figures in the history of Black hair are presented, from early hair-care entrepreneurs Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam C. J. Walker to unintended hair heroes like Angela Davis and Bob Marley. Celebrities, stylists, and cultural critics weigh in on the burgeoning sociopolitical issues surrounding Black hair, from the historically loaded terms "good" and "bad" hair, to Black hair in the workplace, to mainstream society's misrepresentation and misunderstanding of kinky locks. Hair Story is the book that Black Americans can use as a benchmark for tracing a unique aspect of their history, and it's a book that people of all races will celebrate as the reference guide for understanding Black hair.

Black Book of Bliss Book by Rahul Chanday

Black Book of Bliss Book
  • Author : Rahul Chanday
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-20
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN Code: 1946641146
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Summary: When we reach out to the first bright light of the morning sun and stretch our arms to embrace it, we will experience immense joy. We just need to stretch our arms, and to welcome it within every cell and our being with love and enthusiasm. We will need to let go of all the inhibitions and let loose of all restrictions. The more we practice doing this, the closer we get to believe that the whole universe resides in us, in you.” You are not a drop in an ocean but the entire ocean in a drop.” Happiness is not an achievement; it is a realization. It is not a destination; we sense it throughout our journey. Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have or what we don’t have, it depends on what we are deep within us. When we stop constantly fighting back with what we are, when we realize that we are imperfectly the most perfect human ever created in the history of mankind. We realize our uniqueness. We can never make or produce happiness; we can only discover it because it has always been there around us and in our totality. Pure bliss has never happened to anyone through achievements, it happens when we drop the very idea of running behind, even running behind happiness and then we realize that we are complete and total, exactly as we are. This is how I write my bliss in black and white…

Hair Matters Book by Ingrid Banks

Hair Matters Book
  • Author : Ingrid Banks
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN Code: 0814709028
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Summary: Long hair in the 60s, Afros in the early 70s, bobs in the 80s, fuschia in the 90s. Hair is one of the first attributes to catch our eye, not only because it reflects perceptions of attractiveness or unattractiveness, but also because it conveys important political, cultural, and social meanings, particularly in relation to group identity. Given that mainstream images of beauty do not privilege dark skin and tightly coiled hair, African American women's experience provides a starkly different perspective on the meaning of hair in social identity." --National Women's Studies Association Journal "Grab your copy at your local bookseller and get hip to what your hair is saying to others with regards to beauty, culture and politics. Learn about how culture has a love for coifs, because after all, so do you!" —Sophisticate's Black Hair Styles Guide Drawing on interviews with over 50 women, from teens to seniors, Hair Matters is the first book on the politics of Black hair to be based on substantive, ethnographically informed research. Focusing on the everyday discussions that Black women have among themselves and about themselves, Ingrid Banks analyzes how talking about hair reveals Black women's ideas about race, gender, sexuality, beauty, and power. Ultimately, what emerges is a survey of Black women's consciousness within both their own communities and mainstream culture at large.

Supreme Models Book by Marcellas Reynolds

Supreme Models Book
  • Author : Marcellas Reynolds
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Category: Photography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1683356624
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Summary: The first-ever book celebrating black models, filled with revealing essays, interviews, and stunning photographs To date, there has never been a book devoted exclusively to black models. Supreme Models fills that void, paying tribute to black models past and present: from the first to be featured in catalogs and on magazine covers, like Iman, Beverly Johnson, and Donyale Luna, to the supermodels who reigned in the nineties—Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell. The book also observes the newest generation of models—Adwoa Aboah, Jourdan Dunn, and Joan Smalls—who are shaking up the fashion industry by speaking out about racial prejudice and becoming social media sensations. Written by celebrity stylist and journalist Marcellas Reynolds, Supreme Models features more than 70 women from the last 60 years. The book is filled with gorgeous photographs of the women, and details their most memorable covers, campaigns, runway shows, and editorials. Black models have been influencing fashion and pop culture for decades, reshaping the standards and boundaries of beauty. Supreme Models is a celebration of their monumental impact.

The Colors of Photography Book by Bettina Gockel

The Colors of Photography Book
  • Author : Bettina Gockel
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2020-12-16
  • Category: Photography
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN Code: 3110661489
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Summary: The Colors of Photography aims to provide a deeper understanding of what color is in the field of photography. Until today, color photography has marked the "here and now," while black and white photographs have been linked to our image of history and have formed our collective memory. However, such general dichotomies start to crumble when considering the aesthetic, cultural, and political complexity of color in photography. With essays by Charlotte Cotton, Bettina Gockel, Tanya Sheehan, Blake Stimson, Kim Timby, Kelley Wilder, Deborah Willis. Photographic contributions by Hans Danuser and Raymond Meier.

The South Side Book by Natalie Y. Moore

The South Side Book
  • Author : Natalie Y. Moore
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1466878967
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Summary: **One of Buzzfeed's 18 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2016** A lyrical, intelligent, authentic, and necessary look at the intersection of race and class in Chicago, a Great American City In this intelligent and highly important narrative, Chicago-native Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation in the city's South Side; with a memoirist's eye, she showcases the lives of these communities through the stories of people who reside there. The South Side shows the impact of Chicago's historic segregation - and the ongoing policies that keep the system intact.

¿De qué se ríe Phoebe Waller-Bridge? (Magis 478) Book by Galia García Palafox,Laura Santos,Dolores Garnica, Iván González Vega,Jorge Esquinca,Luis Arriaga Valenzuela, Sj,Ángel Melgoza,Sofía Rodríguez,Montserrat Muñoz,Juan Pablo Gil, Sj,Bernardo García, Sergio Padilla,Moisés Navarro,Brenda Navarro

¿De qué se ríe Phoebe Waller-Bridge? (Magis 478) Book
  • Author : Galia García Palafox,Laura Santos,Dolores Garnica, Iván González Vega,Jorge Esquinca,Luis Arriaga Valenzuela, Sj,Ángel Melgoza,Sofía Rodríguez,Montserrat Muñoz,Juan Pablo Gil, Sj,Bernardo García, Sergio Padilla,Moisés Navarro,Brenda Navarro
  • Publisher : ITESO
  • Release Date : 2021-05-07
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: La historia nos enseña que los grandes cambios están siempre enmarcados en reflexiones profundas. A veces, como ha ocurrido con algunas revoluciones, las transformaciones más radicales de la sociedad siguen los rumbos que antes abrió el pensamiento; otras veces, el mundo se vuelve distinto a tal velocidad que solamente después empezamos a preguntarnos qué ha pasado. Seguramente éste es el caso que estamos viviendo ahora que la pandemia ha alterado tan drásticamente nuestras formas de relacionarnos, de trabajar, de estudiar, de divertirnos, y cuando la lucha por la supervivencia ha presidido la totalidad de nuestros afanes como especie. Poco de lo que tenemos hoy con nosotros lo esperábamos cuando comenzó 2020. Así que, ahora que se acerca el fin de este año doloroso, acaso sea la ocasión óptima para comenzar a pensar qué nos ha ocurrido, hacia dónde vamos ahora, qué hemos podido aprender. Por ejemplo: es un hecho que la desigualdad, uno de los peores lastres para alcanzar la justicia social en México, crecerá gravemente debido a la crisis actual. ¿Qué debemos tener en cuenta para atenuar lo más posible el sufrimiento que esa desigualdad traerá consigo? Y, más allá de eso, ¿qué podemos ir haciendo para evitarla? El final de esteaño queremos pasarlo a tu lado con una sonrisa, y por ello elegimos como nuestro personaje de portada a Phoebe Waller-Bridge: actriz, escritora, productora, su humor inteligente y audaz la ha vuelto una de las presencias más refrescantes que podemos encontrar en la pantalla. Ya verás por qué. (ITESO)

Escaping Rapture of Devotion Book by Eloise Epps MacKinnon

Escaping Rapture of Devotion Book
  • Author : Eloise Epps MacKinnon
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2017-08-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN Code: 1546206167
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Summary: Escaping Rapture Of Devotion is this riveting fictional romance tale capturing the life of Ella Epstein, whose life with her Boy-Friend Rules has become like the Argentina Tango; unveiling all its twist and turns to escape the rapture in a romance that takes her by storm. Ella; a small-town Woonsocket girl, whos heart has had its full with men, and all those little burning emotions called love. A man was really the last thing on Ellas heart today or any day until she sights this vision of a Knight In Shining Armor, who casts his image over her blanket at the Newport Jazz Festival. Ella is in love at first glimpse upon seeing all of this heavenly creatures glory in the flesh. Until Ella lay eyes on Gordon McNeil, she has only seen love in a romance novel or movie. However, now shes living the fairytale romance herself similar to all the ones she has ever witnessed in the flash of an eye. Only thing, Ellas new-found love, she finds hard to deal with. Ellas spinning out of control; shes in a state of frenzy, doing all sorts of things in the name of love! Never in her wildest dreams would Ella ever imagine going home so happy. Ella has, what her friend would call, the brass ring on the merry-go-round of life from the Newport Jazz Festival. Her eyes and heart are in love at first image with this stranger who set her world aflame. Ellas never known any man who made her thirst for him so greedily, the way this man does without a touch or words. Until the night intrusion of its phone number fiasco, which tears Ellas heart apart from him too soon; while this evening was still young for them both. After several weeks of agonizing over her loss of Aaron, a little trusty work of one PI and two trusted friends helps Ella reunite with Aaron in a flaming bond of love; even stronger than before! Ella knew all her prayers had been answered through her love and faith in a trusting God!

Anthology of 20 Stories: Ghost Book by Anish Deb

Anthology of 20 Stories: Ghost Book
  • Author : Anish Deb
  • Publisher : BEE Books
  • Release Date : 2019-07-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: 20 spine-chilling Ghost stories by the Masters of the Game such as Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Guy de Maupassant, Arthur Conan Doyle, A M Burrage. This anthology curated by BEE Books is sure to freeze your senses and make your blood run cold.

Mysteries for Halloween Book by Théophile Gautier,Edgar Allan Poe,Arthur Conan Doyle,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Wilkie Collins,Anton Chekhov,Arthur B. Reeve,Anna Katherine Green,Sir Robert Anderson,Thomas W. Hanshew,Mary E. Hanshew,Villiers de l'Isle Adam,Cleveland Moffett,Florence Marryat,William Archer,Fitz-James O'Brien,Robert Louis Stevenson,Guy de Maupassant,Pliny the Younger,William F. Harvey,M. R. James,Katherine Rickford,Ralph Adams Cram,E. F. Benson,Rudyard Kipling,Daniel Defoe,Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton,Leopold Kompert,Ambrose Bierce,Vincent O'Sullivan,Ellis Parker Butler,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Thomas Hardy,A. T. Quiller-Couch,Margaret Oliphant,Erckmann-Chatrian,Fiona Macleod,Amelia B. Edwards,Frederick Marryat,Jack London,William T. Stead,Gambier Bolton,Andrew Jackson Davis,Nizida,Helena Blavatsky,Walter F. Prince,Mark Twain,Chester Bailey Fernald

Mysteries for Halloween Book
  • Author : Théophile Gautier,Edgar Allan Poe,Arthur Conan Doyle,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Wilkie Collins,Anton Chekhov,Arthur B. Reeve,Anna Katherine Green,Sir Robert Anderson,Thomas W. Hanshew,Mary E. Hanshew,Villiers de l'Isle Adam,Cleveland Moffett,Florence Marryat,William Archer,Fitz-James O'Brien,Robert Louis Stevenson,Guy de Maupassant,Pliny the Younger,William F. Harvey,M. R. James,Katherine Rickford,Ralph Adams Cram,E. F. Benson,Rudyard Kipling,Daniel Defoe,Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton,Leopold Kompert,Ambrose Bierce,Vincent O'Sullivan,Ellis Parker Butler,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Thomas Hardy,A. T. Quiller-Couch,Margaret Oliphant,Erckmann-Chatrian,Fiona Macleod,Amelia B. Edwards,Frederick Marryat,Jack London,William T. Stead,Gambier Bolton,Andrew Jackson Davis,Nizida,Helena Blavatsky,Walter F. Prince,Mark Twain,Chester Bailey Fernald
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 1110
  • ISBN Code: 8026898001
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Summary: This meticulously edited ebook collection is formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices: Detective Stories: The Purloined Letter (Edgar Allan Poe) A Scandal in Bohemia (A. Conan Doyle) The Biter Bit (Wilkie Collins) The Safety Match (Anton Chekhov) The Black Hand (Arthur B. Reeve) Missing: Page Thirteen (Anna Katherine Green) Some Scotland Yard Cases (Sir Robert Anderson) The Rope of Fear (Thomas W. Hanshew and Mary E. Hanshew) Suspense Stories: The Birth Mark (Nathaniel Hawthorne) The Oblong Box (Edgar Allan Poe) A Terribly Strange Bed (Wilkie Collins) The Torture by Hope (Villiers de l'Isle Adam) The Mysterious Card (Cleveland Moffett) The Box with the Iron Clamps (Florence Marryat) My Fascinating Friend (William Archer) The Lost Room (Fitz-James O'Brien) The Great Valdez Sapphire (Anonymous) Ghost Stories: Thrawn Janet (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Horla (Guy de Maupassant) To Sura: A Letter (Pliny the Younger) The Beast with Five Fingers (William F. Harvey) Number 13 (Montague Rhodes James) Joseph: A Story (Katherine Rickford) Sister Maddelena (Ralph Adams Cram) The Man Who Went Too Far (E.F. Benson) The Phantom Rickshaw (Rudyard Kipling) The Apparition of Mrs. Veal (Daniel Defoe) Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book (M. R. James) The Haunted and the Haunters (Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton) The Silent Woman (Leopold Kompert) The Rival Ghosts (Brander Matthews) The Damned Thing (Ambrose Bierce) The Interval (Vincent O'Sullivan) Dey Ain't No Ghosts (Ellis Parker Butler) The Banshees of Ireland Some Real American Ghosts The Deserted House (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Withered Arm (Thomas Hardy) The House and the Brain (Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton) The Roll-Call of the Reef (A. T. Quiller-Couch) The Open Door (Mrs. Margaret Oliphant) The Mysterious Sketch (Erckmann-Chatrian) Green Branches (Fiona Macleod) The Were-Wolf (H. B. Marryatt) Clarimonde (Théophile Gautier) The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral (M. R. James) Paranormal Psychic Stories Humorous Mystery Stories…

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences Book by Sandra Kynes

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences Book
  • Author : Sandra Kynes
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2013-02-08
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN Code: 073873277X
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Summary: Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences is a clear, straightforward companion for Pagan and Wiccan ritual and spellwork. Entries are cross-referenced, indexed, and organized by categories and subcategories, making it easy to find what you need. This comprehensive reference provides a fascinating look at why correspondences are more than just lists of objects to focus intent on—they are fundamental to how we think. When we use correspondences, we weave together our ideas, beliefs, and energy, creating deeper meaning in our rituals and spellwork as we unite our individuality with a larger purpose. The use of correspondences embodies both physical and symbolic energy and provides the means for uniting the seen and unseen worlds. Packed with content yet easy to use, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences covers traditional correspondences and also provides instruction for forging new ones that hold special meaning for you. Plants Minerals Animals Deities Zodiac Moon Phases Days and Times Ogham Runes Tarot Elements Numbers Chakras Colors And More

THE BIG BOOK OF SPOOKY TALES - Horror Classics Anthology Book by Nathaniel Hawthorne,Edgar Allan Poe,Wilkie Collins,Villiers Adam,C. Moffett,William Archer,F. Marryat,Fitz-James O'Brien,Guy de Maupassant,R. L. Stevenson,W. F. Harvey,M. R. James,Katherine Rickford,Pliny the Younger,Théopile Gautier,Margaret Oliphant,Lafcadio Hearn,C. B. Fernando,Brander Matthews,Joseph L. French

THE BIG BOOK OF SPOOKY TALES - Horror Classics Anthology Book
  • Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne,Edgar Allan Poe,Wilkie Collins,Villiers Adam,C. Moffett,William Archer,F. Marryat,Fitz-James O'Brien,Guy de Maupassant,R. L. Stevenson,W. F. Harvey,M. R. James,Katherine Rickford,Pliny the Younger,Théopile Gautier,Margaret Oliphant,Lafcadio Hearn,C. B. Fernando,Brander Matthews,Joseph L. French
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2017-05-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 993
  • ISBN Code: 8075831845
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Summary: This unique collection of the greatest mysterious dark tales, supernatural stories & horror classics has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Get ready to be spooked and thrilled by the greatest master story-tellers: Ghost Stories: Thrawn Janet (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Horla (Guy de Maupassant) To Sura: A Letter (Pliny the Younger) . . . The Man Who Went Too Far (E.F. Benson) The Phantom Rickshaw (Rudyard Kipling) The Apparition of Mrs. Veal (Daniel Defoe) The Damned Thing (Ambrose Bierce) . . . The Deserted House (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Withered Arm (Thomas Hardy) The House and the Brain (Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton) The Roll-Call of the Reef (A. T. Quiller-Couch) The Open Door (Mrs. Margaret Oliphant) . . . Paranormal Psychic Stories: When the World Was Young (Jack London) Joseph—A Story (Katherine Rickford) Ligeia (Edgar Allan Poe) A Ghost (Lafcadio Hearn) The Eyes of the Panther (Ambrose Bierce) Photographing Invisible Beings (William T. Stead) The Sin-Eater (Fiona Macleod) . . . Suspense Stories: The Birth Mark (Nathaniel Hawthorne) The Oblong Box (Edgar Allan Poe) A Terribly Strange Bed (Wilkie Collins) The Torture by Hope (Villiers de l'Isle Adam) The Mysterious Card (Cleveland Moffett) . . . Humorous Paranormal Stories: The Secret of Goresthorpe Grange (A. Conan Doyle) Mr. Bloke's Item (Mark Twain) The Man Who Went Too Far (E. F. Benson) The Man With The Pale Eyes (Guy de Maupassant) . . .

Meditation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam Book by Halvor Eifring

Meditation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam Book
  • Author : Halvor Eifring
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-10-24
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1441126082
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Summary: Meditative practices have flourished in widely different parts of Eurasia, yet historical research on such practices is limited. Research to date has focused on contexts rather than actual practices, and within individual traditions. For the first time in one volume, the meditative practices of the three traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are examined. They are viewed in a global perspective, considering both generic and historical connections to practices in other traditions, particularly in India and East Asia. Their cultural and historical peculiarities are examined, comparing them both to each other and to Asian forms of meditation. The book builds on a notion of meditation as self-administered techniques for inner transformation, a definition which focuses on transformative practice rather than notions of meditative states and mystical experiences. It proposes ways of studying meditative practice historically, and concludes with an essay on the modern scientific interest in meditation.

Circle of Light Book by Emily Ann Roesly

Circle of Light Book
  • Author : Emily Ann Roesly
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2001-01-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN Code: 9781462832606
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Summary: Circle of Light is a story of shadows. Madison Sinclair has a power. Growing inside her since childhood, it has molded her life and the lives of everyone around her. Struggling to understand and master this force, she balances on the edge of evil. Her intimate relationship with God is challenged by her obsession with the occult until a confrontation with a demon brings her choices sharply into focus. Her obsession becomes a vow to use whatever gift shes been given to fight the Dark One and discourage others from following the treacherous path of black magic. Plagued by constant fear, Madison struggles to uncover the reason behind her many dark encounters and to find purpose and sanity in this unnatural existence. Enlisting the help of her friends, she embarks on a journey to the other side of reality. Protecting herself with The Light, she tries desperately to bring into focus the shadowy presence that fills her mind. Life ensues, detouring her magical apprenticeship with a failed marriage and a near fatal accident. Finally, after thirty-three years, she realizes in a moment of crystalline clarity that this power cannot be possessed, and that only the Creator has dominion over her fate. She turns her back on her obsession with one final promise to God. Or at least, she tries to. Written roman a clef, this supernatural thriller is based on personal experiences. In this age where media romanticizes the occult, I felt compelled to show others what life looks like from inside the crystal ball. My coworker no longer yearns for special abilities now that shes read my tale.

Pluralism Comes of Age Book by Charles H. Lippy

Pluralism Comes of Age Book
  • Author : Charles H. Lippy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-05-20
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN Code: 1317462742
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Summary: This acclaimed work surveys the varied course of religious life in modern America. Beginning with the close of the Victorian Age, it moves through the shifting power of Protestantism and American Catholicism and into the intense period of immigration and pluralism that has characterized our nation's religious experience.

A Philosophy of Madness Book by Wouter Kusters

A Philosophy of Madness Book
  • Author : Wouter Kusters
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN Code: 0262359642
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Summary: An incredible publishing event: a philosopher draws on his own experience of madness as he takes readers on an unforgettble journey through the philosophy of psychosis and the psychosis of philosophy. In this book, philosopher and linguist Wouter Kusters examines the philosophy of psychosis--and the psychosis of philosophy. By analyzing the experience of psychosis in philosophical terms, Kusters not only emancipates the experience of the psychotic from medical classification, he also emancipates the philosopher from the narrowness of academia, allowing philosphers to engage in real-life praxis, philosophy in vivo. Philosophy and madness--Kusters's preferred, non-medicalized term--coexist, one mirroring the other. Drawing on his own experience of madness--two episodes of psychosis, twenty years apart--Kusters argues that psychosis presents itself to the psychotic as an inescapable truth and reality.