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81. The Pema Chodron Collection: Pure Meditation:Good Medicine:From Fear to Fearlessness
by Sounds True
Audio CD (12 April, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Teacher
Pema Chodron has a wonderful kind voice.Her teaching on these CD is a gentle introduction to Buddhism for the lay person.I found great solace in her words and her voice.Like the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron, Pema Chodron's laughter is an expression of pure joy.The genuine joy that I hear in their laughters is proof that Buddhism will help me, and indeed it has helped me.
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82. The Art of War, Special Edition
by El Paso Norte Press
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Edition

4-0 out of 5 stars ART OF WAR Sun Tsu
Many points that apply not only to wars and Governments, but to living.

5-0 out of 5 stars Foundation of Military Science

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Subjects:  1. Eastern - General    2. General    3. History    4. Military    5. Military - Strategy    6. Military Science    7. Philosophy    8. Philosophy / Eastern    9. Technology-Military Science   


83. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (26 September, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Take care of yourself - immortality is near!

5-0 out of 5 stars Caution, Maestro at Work
Ray Kurzweil is utterly relentless, merciless, and authoritative as he hammers home his vision of the future.He doesn't just make this stuff up, but opens his book with about fifty graphs depicting the exponential trends in current technology.Graphs depict the increase in computer power, its reduction in cost, the nanotechnological patents applied for, the size of chips, and so on. Dr. Kurzweil doesn't so much indicate trends, as prove that they are inevitable.
5-0 out of 5 stars Theoretical Science Masterpiece
Kurzwell's vision isn't perfect.But part of the point of this book is that no one single person will comprise the evolutionary singularity, it will take every single part of humanity to plug into our world for that to happen.He's doing a relatively noble thing, standing on the edge of reality, and sending out a jolting vision of the future that is one of a kind.There's no need to worship Kurzwell, it's simply that people ought to pay attention to this theoretical science masterpiece and heed it's alarming beautiful call to arms against pessimism and backward oriented thought.Awesome. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biotechnology    2. Future Studies    3. General    4. Human Evolution    5. Life Sciences - Evolution    6. Philosophy & Social Aspects    7. Science    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Social Aspects    10. Social Science / Future Studies   


84. Sex and the Perfect Lover: Tao, Tantra, and the Kama Sutra
by Atria
Hardcover (18 October, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars I find myself making better sex every day.
This is the first time I've felt compelled to write an Amazon book review. This book makes you want to have sex over and over again, I've really needed to take control of my eyaculation, and I now know the divine pleasure of truly satisfying a woman. I'm a 42year old man and I was beginning to worry that my performance was getting worse. This book showed me that performance does not just mean erection and orgasm, but much more. And I'm so grateful for that. I use it as a guide and as a counselor and that's the great thing about it: it can be put to several different uses to great effects! I've recommended it to all of my friends. I'll get more chances to keep giving it as a gift, aside from the fact that the techniques it presents have helped my relationshisp with partner.
5-0 out of 5 stars Very impressed, sexy and pleased: the best
Well, people don't always like to hear you telling them that they should smarten up, so that's why I decided to write this review - easier, and the least I can do, This book is the perfect school for a balanced sexual life with fantastic ilustrations. Sex and the perfect lover has tips easy to follow and recommendations to experience pleasures with your partner and reach orgasm at the same time, has made us a happier and more confident couple. I learned many things that I was not aware of. And when I tried to experience these things with my partner it was excellent and very exciting for us both
5-0 out of 5 stars Sex and the Perfect Lover, become one
Reading Sex and the Perfect Lover by Iam Mabel, I was pleased to see that this is the first book that takes the ancient Kama Sutra and presents it in a step by step. This is a book of sexuality as a way of life, a text written in easy terms, usual to the Western ear. By far, the best Kamasutra and sex book I've been able to get all these years, and believe me I've bought more than 20 of this topic.
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Subjects:  1. Eastern - Taoism    2. Human Sexuality    3. Love / Sex / Marriage    4. Oriental Philosophy    5. Religious aspects    6. Self-Help    7. Sex    8. Sex Relations    9. Sex instruction    10. Sexual Instruction    11. Tantrism    12. Taoism    13. Self-Help / Sexual Instruction   


85. Contemporary Moral Problems
by Wadsworth Publishing
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Subjects:  1. 1950-    2. Applied ethics    3. Civilization, Modern    4. Ethical problems    5. General    6. Philosophy    7. Ethics & moral philosophy    8. Philosophy / General   


86. The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell (Perennial Classics)
by Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Paperback (04 May, 2004)
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Sometimes a writer has to revisit the classics, and here we find that "gonzo journalism"--gutsy first-person accounts wherein the author is part of the story--didn't originate with Hunter S. Thompson or Tom Wolfe. Aldous Huxley took some mescaline and wrote about it some 10 or 12 years earlier than those others. The book he came up with is part bemused essay and part mystical treatise--"suchness" is everywhere to be found while under the influence. This is a good example of essay writing, journal keeping, and the value of controversy--always--in one's work. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Trippy Man
I'm not one for hardcore drug recreation, but I'm still very curious about it. I always ask people about their perceptions while under the influence and no one is able to articulate it. I think I have a pretty good understanding now when it comes to the effects of hallucenogenic drugs. I realize each individual has a different experience, but it takes an intellectual with an open mind to even begin to relate it to others.
5-0 out of 5 stars Huxley A Brain Change God!!!!!
Hmm Timothy Leary; Aldous Huxley; Robert Anton Wilson; David Icke; Terrance Mckenna; Aleister Crowley...
4-0 out of 5 stars Are you experienced?
Huxley's `experiment' in The Doors of Perception was a right of passage for many in my generation, and it's interesting to have such an intelligent analysis of the experience.He does waste a lot of words on something that is indescribable, but it seems to have been written in the first blush of excitement.And Huxley makes some very sound observations, as well, that have probably helped many people reconcile their own indescribable experiences.
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Subjects:  1. General    2. Mescaline    3. Mind & Body    4. Peyote    5. Philosophy    6. Visions    7. Philosophy / General   


87. A Concise Introduction to Logic (with InfoTrac and CD-ROM) (Concise Introduction to Logic)
by Wadsworth Publishing
Hardcover (26 July, 2002)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Few Answers to Problems!
It would be nice if the author gave more than a smattering of answers for the problems in the book.If your instructor doesn't give these out to you in class or you didn't purchase the study guide, you are just screwed.

3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty solid...
..although sometimes wordy, as another reviewer pointed out. Hurley's biggest problem is that he doesn't write very clearly; this is not an issue in the early going, but as one getis into predicates and the symbolism of logic, one must be very clear in how one communicates the intricacies.
2-0 out of 5 stars I would buy the software that comes with it again, but not the book
I teach introduction to logic at a local community college and I used this text for my class--once. I will not again. It is way overpriced, wordy, and badly structured. However, my biggest problem was that the questions the book would ask my students to answer in the homework would often (1) rely on knowledge not taught in the chapter, (2) had the wrong answer in the answer key, or (3) asked questions with many right answers but listed only one as right in the answer key.
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88. Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics
by Wadsworth Publishing
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89. Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game of Zen
by St. Martin's Press
Cards (28 April, 1995)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal Deck
If you want divination from your deck, look somewhere else. This pack is all about learning to be comfortable with uncertainty. I don't know that any deck can truly divine your future anyway; what I do know is that every time I pull out my Osho Tarot, I learn something valuable, precious, challenging and meaningful. Put aside your expectations of what Tarot is meant to do and live a little. Lovely, lovely deck.

5-0 out of 5 stars Energy and Beauty of these cards is Awesome!
As an energy healer I find that these cards are really special in day to day assessments and analysis of situations.They really resonnate with me and others with whom I have shared them.I find the art work on each absolutely beautiful and the helpful instruction book that accompanies the cards has rich information to assist in this fun and indepth process of expansion.Judith K. Holt Certified Healing Touch Practitioner

5-0 out of 5 stars Osho Zen Tarot
The Osho Zen Tarot is a beautiful and serene, not your usual traditional tarot cards.It speaks to your inner self, tuning in to your most sensitive and passionate self.
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Subjects:  1. Divination - Tarot    2. Eastern - Zen    3. New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit    4. Philosophy    5. Tarot   


90. Perceiving the Arts: An Introduction to the Humanities (8th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (08 February, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book
I have taught a course on the Humanities using this book, and found it mostly spot on in its specific contents.How to present all of the Humanities using one paperback?But - with just a few exceptions - this presents a good first look and useful rules of thumb in approaching the various disciplines.In areas that are underserved, such as Landscape Art, it actually fills a void.I recommend it and will use it again.

4-0 out of 5 stars Informative
I used this book for my introduction to fine arts class and thought it was very good. Easy to understand and follow, and gave good information straight out without haveing to search for defintions or other stuff.

1-0 out of 5 stars If it were possible....
If it were possible to describe this book in stars it would be 0 stars.Here are just a few of the problems found within the text.1) Writing is boring.2) Some of the pictures are repeated in the black & white sections.3) The usage of webpages instead of having illustrations & pictures makes the text boring.4) No companion website for the web addresses noted.Read more

Subjects:  1. Aesthetics    2. Art    3. Art & Art Instruction    4. Arts    5. Conceptual    6. Criticism    7. History - General    8. Philosophy    9. Art / General    10. The Arts: General Issues   


91. The Book of Questions
by Workman Publishing Company
Paperback (03 January, 1987)
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5-0 out of 5 stars a good book
this book has one question on every page.they stem from silly to mind benders and all in between.a lot of the questions make you think and can sprout into intellectual or even fun conversation.i know a few drs who read this book in group settings and say it gives them a keen insight into thier patienrs mindset.it also works as a getting to know you book if used properly.its a lot of fun and you could even learn things about yourself you didnt know.

2-0 out of 5 stars Predictable and Pointless
I bought this book thinking it would help me get to know my husband and friends better, but in the end, it's just a silly book with questions anyone could think up.
5-0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
This book is brilliant!You will come closer to yourself, your own ideas, thoughts, feelings and morals through reading this text.Even better--share it with friends.It works as a great bonding tool for large and small groups alike.I can't say enough good things about this book! ... Read more

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92. Critical Thinking
by McGraw-Hill Companies
Paperback (August, 2003)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Poor Instructional Material...If You Are An Instructor, DO NOT UseThis Book In Your Classes
This book is next to useless in helping students to understand fallacies and identify them.It is probably the poorest instructional material I have encountered in all of my years in college. Humor was incorporated into this text in an effort to help students better understand the material, however, that effort is a big failure when it comes to this student, and probably also for many others.
5-0 out of 5 stars Critically Thinking, Critically Funny,Critically Astute!!
What an awesome textbook!As a critical reasoning, reading, and writing instructor for twelve years, I have used this textbook, off and on, and I always return to it.There is no other textbook like it, but there are a lot of imitators.It infuses humor, pertinent political events, and very clear critical thinking concepts (like claims, fallacies, credibility, etc.)and presents those ideas in ways that make it a pleasure to read and learn from this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Rhetorical tricks exposed
This is a college textbook that I purchased because I was searching for a book that would review all the rhetorical tricks being used by politicians and special interest groups.For the past six years I've been simultaneously impressed and distressed with the increased sophistication being used to dodge discussing core issues and deceiving people.I believed I needed to further develop my awareness of when someone was using a rhetorical trick to avoid an issue or deceive the public, including myself.Once again excellent reader reviews helped me navigate to and choose this book and I was not disappointed!This book confronted many of the tricks being used by those in the media and using the media to get their message across while avoiding the truth.
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Subjects:  1. Critical thinking    2. Logic    3. Philosophy   


93. The Communist Manifesto
by Signet Classics
Paperback (01 October, 1998)
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"A spectre is haunting Europe," Karl Marx and Frederic Engels wrote in 1848, "the spectre of Communism." This new edition of Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Romanticism.
This book did not start it all, consider all the other communist publications of the time period. Also the artistic movement at the time, which was the romantic era. That has nothing to do with lovey duvey romance of today, and Karl Marx would have hated all the "dictators" that have enslaved so many people. If you cant see that obviously you havent read it, thats why it cannot work. Its too perfect of an overall view of people and the economy for equality. Romanticism.

4-0 out of 5 stars PRESENT AT THE FOUNDATION OF MODERN COMMUNISM
If you are a revolutionary, a radical or merely a liberal activist you must come to terms with the theory outlined in the Communist Manifesto. Today's activists are obviously not the first political activists to face this challenge. Radicals, revolutionaries and liberals have had to come to terms with the Manifesto at least since 1848 when it was first published and that same necessity; perhaps surprisingly to some given the changes in the political landscape since then, is true today. Why surprisingly? On the face of it given the political situation today it would appear somewhat absurd to make such a claim about the necessity of coming to terms with the overriding need for the revolutionary overturn of the capitalist order outlined in the Manifesto. With the collapses of the Soviet Union and the Soviet-influenced Eastern European states about fifteen years ago, which were supposedly based on Marxist concepts, one would think that Marxism was a dead letter. But hear me out. Even the less far-sighted apologists for the international capitalist order are now worrying about the increasing gap between rich and poor, not only between the so-called first and third worlds but also within the imperialist metropolitican centers themselves. Nowhere is that more evident that in the United States where the gap has dramatically increased over the last thirty years. Thus, despite the carping of the `death of communism' theorists after the decisive capitulation of international Stalinism an objective criterion exists today to put the question of class struggle and of the validity of a materialist concept of history back on the front burner.
1-0 out of 5 stars Hate Litterature
When I read this, I was not expecting to become a commie, but at least I was hoping for something more compelling than the pure hatred of people who have more than others and the racist concsipracy theories (especially re Jews) that the authors came up with.
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Subjects:  1. Communism    2. Economic Conditions    3. History & Theory - Radical Thought    4. Philosophy    5. Political    6. Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism    7. Politics / Current Events    8. Fiction / Classics   


94. First Things First
by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover (15 January, 1994)
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What are the most important things in your life? Do they get as much care, emphasis, and time as you'd like to give them? Far from the traditional "be-more-efficient" time-management book with shortcut techniques, Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Worthwhile Read even for time management junkies
The Stephen R. Covey engine has kicked out numerous books on self-help, and they consult 200 out of the top 500 Fortune companies. After all of those books and years, they have heard enough stories and waded through enough crisis situations to get a good handle on what works and does not work in all of those environments.
4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent thesis camouflaged by flowery writing
The author of "First Things First," Stephen Covey, Roger Merrill, and Rebecca Merrill, are all involved with the Franklin Covey Company--a company most known for training individuals and institutions in "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People."The purpose of "First Things First" is to provide an expanded, fuller treatment of some aspects of the Seven Habits.These aspects include the concepts of "Sharpening the Saw" (making time to renew and develop your mental, social, physical, and spiritual health), Quadrant II (things that are important yet not urgent), Personal Mission Statements, What Matters Most (making sure you spend your time in the most important activities and relationships), Roles and Goals, Synergy and Inter-dependence, and Leadership Styles.
5-0 out of 5 stars Integrity in the Moment of Choice

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95. Existential Psychotherapy
by Basic Books
Hardcover (October, 1980)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A psychotherapy practice could be built on this book!
I have recommended this book to one client who found it extremely useful as a means of managing his fear of death. Yalom's idea that the fears associated with the existential concerns of isolation, freedom, death, and sense of purpose form part of our subconscious-conscious dynamics is brilliant and original. He makes the argument that the anxieties associated with these concerns form a very early part of our experience and that they're repressed when the newborn is taught that it is not OK to experience these fears because he/she is either "special" or protected by a higher power, such as God. He states that the existential crises challenge these defenses creating depression, panic attacks, and other disorders. He develops these and many other useful notions all throughout the book. It is a long but fairly easy and clear read. If you're stymied by the length of the book you could start with his "The Gift of Therapy". Enjoy!

4-0 out of 5 stars Not morbid in the least
Yalom points out that people often use one of two opposite methods for quelling death-anxiety: the "myth of specialness" in which a person places themselves outside of humanity so as not to die, and the myth of an ultimate rescuer, where a person clings to the idea of a savior to whom they can be subjugated.Both are dysfunctional.Other than saying that love ameliorates but does not eliminate death-anxiety, Yalom fails to offer a construct for balancing inward and outward-directed methods of dealing with that most terrible of all prospects, one's personal annihilation.
5-0 out of 5 stars From Literature to Science
My approach to Yalom came from literature. This is an interesting point of view of what our lives are supposed to be. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Existential psychotherapy    2. Mental Illness    3. Movements - Behaviorism    4. Psychology    5. Psychopathology - Compulsive Behavior    6. Psychotherapy    7. Phenomenology & Existentialism   


96. Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Vintage)
by Vintage
Paperback (25 April, 1995)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Foucault's Disicpline
Foucault's "Discipline and Punish," is an excellent read. On point in his breakdown and analysis of where our modern day system of prison come from; readers will find this book well written easily understanble in its translation of the history of the prison system.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
For the people saying that this book is dense, impenetrable, hard to understand, etc., I would suggest simply going a little slower and, if possible, studying other works by Foucault in order to get used to his style. Among Foucault's books, I think this is probably the "easiest" to read in that the motives of its writing are clear, the themes are laid out for you in black and white, and the documented evidence/archival history that he returns to time and time again is at least documented and built on solidly. Foucault had a way with seeing history in new ways, this book is a beautiful demonstration of that, it uncovers and unveils currents at work within history other than the "accepted" or "offered" ones, one of his favorite projects, and as such...I think it's essential. As with his other books, though, be prepared for bold, grand statements and stylistic flourishes that are not always backed up with demonstrated evidence, but...he knew that part of writing was rhetoric. He states his case, and does so with amazing eloquence...this is a very powerful book.

1-0 out of 5 stars BUYER BEWARE
I bought the book on a recommendation a year back and tried to read it but failed to concentrate enough as it was a pretty dense book. Recently I picked it up again, this time determined to finish it as it is considered an important work.
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Subjects:  1. Criminology    2. History & Surveys - Modern    3. Penology    4. Philosophy    5. Prison discipline    6. Prisons    7. Punishment    8. Sociology    9. French    10. Literary theory    11. Social Science / Criminology   


97. The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching
by Broadway
Paperback (08 June, 1999)
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What should we think when on the one hand Buddhism tells us that life is suffering and on the other we are told to enjoy life's every moment? Loved around the world for his simple, straightforward explanations of Buddhism, Thich Nhat Hanh has finally turned his hand to the very core of Buddhism and conundrums such as this. In the traditional way, Thich Nhat Hanh takes up the core teachings one by one--the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Twelve Links of Interdependent Co-Arising--but his approach is as fresh as a soft breeze through a plum orchard. For illustration, he dips into the vast stores of Buddhist literature right alongside contemporary anecdotes, pointing out subtleties that can get glossed over in other popular introductions. He also includes three short but key sutras, essential source teachings from which all Buddhism flows. Studying the basics of Buddhism under Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh is like learning basketball from Michael Jordan. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Read
This is, I believe, the second or third book I read by Thich Nhat Hanh."Living Buddha, Living Christ" sort of inspired me to pick this up.He gives the basics as to what this whole Buddhism thing is all about.His explanation is neither too simplified nor to technical for the "average reader".If you pick up one book on the teachings of Buddha, make it this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Brillant Roadmap to Practicing
I've read a few books about the Buddha and Buddhism generally, but I am still very much a beginner.The other books I read covered the basics, but did not break them down in a way I, as a beginner and Westerner, could easily understand.I guess you could say those treatments were scholarly and intellectual to a fault.Hanh's simple, straightforward writing style, on the other hand, breaks down Buddhism's central concepts: the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.This simple style does not, however, lose any meaning.The result is much the opposite: I feel like this book has given me a good start in my practice.In fact, I'm willing to bet that it will give me much more each time I read it.

4-0 out of 5 stars First Half of Book is Better than the Second
The first two parts of the book alone cause me to give the whole book 4 stars. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I liked Hanh's poetic, and even flowery, style of writing.. it's tender, flexible, like a person should be when considering Buddhism.
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Subjects:  1. Buddhism    2. Buddhism - General    3. Doctrines    4. Four Noble Truths    5. Religion    6. Religion - World Religions    7. Religion / Buddhism   


98. Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions S.)
by Oxford University Press
Paperback (January, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific book!
I found this book to do just what I had hoped. It's like a syllabus from a very smart, highly organized professor, who fleshes out the subjects just enough, and lets you know where exactly to look for more. It's concise, intelligent, and informative, and it saved me a lot of time in working out an outline on the subject (I'm an art professor myself). Cynthia Freeland -- thank you! What clarity! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Art    2. Art & Art Instruction    3. General    4. Aesthetics    5. Theory of art   


99. The Miracle of Mindfulness
by Beacon Press
Paperback (01 May, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Key to Life!
Mindfulness surely is the Way to a successful and tranquil life experience and this book concisely describes the techniques of this miracle.Its a must have for those wanting to live rather than exist.
5-0 out of 5 stars The Miracle of Mindfulness
No problems at all I am very happy with the service and the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mindfulness
The Human Race HA, Where is our ultimate destination (but our own demise).Be mindful of the present moment and the wonders associated with it.Try not to live in the past or the future as you are creating them now in the present moment.This book and the audio CD "The Art of Mindful Living" make a good companion set to set out on a quest for the peace and joy available to everyone in the present moment.Thich Nhat Hanh pulls you into a world within a world that is already around you. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Buddhism - General    2. Buddhist meditations    3. General    4. Meditation    5. Meditation (Buddhism)    6. Mind & Body    7. Philosophy    8. Religion - World Religions    9. Religion: general    10. Self-Help / General   


100. An Entire Body of Philosophy, according to the principles of the famous Renate Des Cartes
by Thoemmes Continuum
Hardcover (01 May, 2003)
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