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Kabbalah for the Student

By: Rav Michael Laitman

The great Kabbalists, Rav Yehuda Ashlag, and his son and successor, Rav Baruch Ashlag, offer modern readers valid answers to life's most vital question: What is the meaning of my life? Their interpretations of The Book of Zohar and The Tree of Life explain how we can benefit by using the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah on a day-to-day basis. Additionally, clear illustrations accurately depict the evolution of the Upper Worlds as Kabbalists experience them.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin : 1906 Jul. No. 8, Vol. 1

Description: The 77th-100th Annual Reports of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the years 1946-1969/1970 were issued with The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin.

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Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism

By: A. Alpheus

Written in 1903, just sixty years after the word 'hypnotism' was coined, this book explores the contemporary understanding of the nature, uses and dangers of the technique. Hypnotism has been practiced for many centuries, but it was in the mid-to-late nineteenth century that it became a particularly fashionable way to explore the human mind. Although understanding of the subject has evolved considerably over subsequent years, this book remains a fascinating insight into ...

Instruction, Psychology

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Stories Mother Nature Told Her Children, The

By: Jane Andrews

You may think that Mother Nature, like the famous old woman who lived in the shoe, has so many children that she doesn't know what to do. But you will know better when you become acquainted with her, and learn how strong she is, and how active; how she can really be in fifty places at once, taking care of a sick tree, or a baby flower just born; and, at the same time, building underground palaces, guiding the steps of little travellers setting out on long journeys, and s...

Nature, Children, Science

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin : 1916 Oct. No. 10, Vol. 11

Description: The 77th-100th Annual Reports of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the years 1946-1969/1970 were issued with The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin.

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On Training for War

By: Tom Kratman

Description: This essay compares the style of military training in science fiction novels and film with actual military training in real life.

Excerpt: We trained hard, to be sure, miles on thousands of miles of marching with heavy packs (where “heavy” could and often did mean more than body weight), and still more awkward loads, alternatively freezing and roasting, bleeding and blistering. And doing not very much, really. As a character development tool the program had much to recommend it. As a training regimen, it left something to be desired.

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Modern Language Notes : 1890 Nov. No. 7, Vol. 5

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Soils of the Eastern United States and Their Use-- XII. The Carrin...

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Insomnia Collection Vol. 002

By: Various

Soporific dullness is in the ear of the listener, and what's tedium incarnate to one person will be another person's passion and delight. However, it is hoped that at least one from the range of topics here presented will lull the busy mind to a state of sweet sleep. Introduction by Cori Samuel.

Essay/Short nonfiction

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Kepler

By: Walter W. Bryant

This biography of Johannes Kepler begins with an account of what the world of astronomy was like before his time, then proceeds to a look at his early years. Two chapters deal with his working relationship with Tycho Brahe. These are followed by a look at Kepler's laws and his last years. (Summary by Bill Boerst)

Biography, Essay/Short nonfiction, History, Science

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Prospective Mother, The

By: J. Morris Slemons

A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy. This book, written for women who have no special knowledge of medicine, aims to answer the questions which occur to them in the course of pregnancy. Directions for safeguarding their health have been given in detail, and emphasis has been placed upon such measures as may serve to prevent serious complications. (Introduction by J. Morris Slemons)

Instruction, Science

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Lord Kitchener

By: G. K. Chesterton

“The paradox of all this part of his life lies in this--that, destined as he was to be the greatest enemy of Mahomedanism, he was quite exceptionally a friend of Mahomedans.” (Summary quoted from Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

Essay/Short nonfiction, History

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

By: Thomas De Quincey

“Thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtle, and mighty Opium!” Though apparently presenting the reader with a collage of poignant memories, temporal digressions and random anecdotes, the Confessions is a work of immense sophistication and certainly one of the most impressive and influential of all autobiographies. The work is of great appeal to the contemporary reader, displaying a nervous (postmodern?) self-awareness, a spiralling obsession with the enigmas of its ...

Memoirs

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Putting the Science in Science Fiction

By: Tedd Roberts

Description: This article describes the influence of the evolving science world and how it directly affects the creative part of the 'New Age' science fiction novels and movies.

Excerpt: It is no longer necessarily the case, unfortunately. Perhaps it is because I am now one of those supposedly older, wiser professors who should think professional science all the time and not discuss SF with my students. But perhaps it is because SF itself has changed. Most of my fellow students and early colleagues grew up reading the SF of the '40s, '50s and '60s. During the '70s and '80s SF became much more nihilistic, dark, meaningful and eventually political...

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Principles of Economics, Book 4: The Agents of Production

By: Alfred Marshall

Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the Principles of Economics in 1881 and he spent much of the next decade at work on the treatise. His plan for the work gradually extended to a two-volume compilation on the whole of economic thought; the first volume was published in 1890 to worldwide acclaim that established him as one of the leading economists of his time. It brought...

Economics/Political Economy

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Modern Language Notes : 1921 Dec. No. 8, Vol. 36

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What Your Bank Doesn't Want You to Know : About Where to Invest Yo...

By: Lillian R. Villanova

It’s time to step out of the box and shift your paradigm. It’s time to put everything you know about a high rate of return being equal to high risk to the side. What I’m about to tell you could turn the way you think about investing upside down. Are you open-minded to new ways of thinking? Are you ready to step out of the box? Ever think about how banks and insurance companies invest their money? Ever think about how much money they make on your savings or insurance pre...

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Americans and Others

By: Agnes Repplier

A collection of sometimes biting, always clever commentaries on some of life's foibles -- as apt today as when Ms. Repplier wrote them in 1912. Though less know to modern readers, Repplier was in her prime ranked among the likes of Willa Cather. Note: Section 13 contains the word niggards. I put it in print here so that it will not be mistaken for a racial epithet when heard. (written by Mary Schneider)

Essay/Short nonfiction

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Against Heresies

By: Irenaeus

St. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, describes several schools of Gnosticism which were prevalent among pre-Nicene Christianity. He then refutes these beliefs as heresies by contrasting them with what he describes as catholic, orthodox Christianity. Against Heresies demonstrates that earliest Christianity was a fascinating and diverse plethora of beliefs, debates, and schisms. (Summary by JoeD)

Religion

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Enchiridion of Epictetus, The

By: Epictetus

Epictetus (Greek: Επίκτητος; c.55–c.135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. The name given by his parents, if one was given, is not known - the word epiktetos in Greek simply means acquired. Epictetus spent his youth as a slave in Rome to Epaphroditos, a very wealthy freedman of Nero. Even as a slave, Epictetus used his time productively, studying Stoic Philosophy under Musonius Rufus. He was eventually freed and lived a relatively hard life in ill health in Rome. So far as ...

Philosophy

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