Leo 2020: Your Personal Horoscope by Joseph Polansky Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.3 MB Overview: Your guide to the year 2020. This fantastic book includes month-by-month forecasts and all you need to know to find out what is in store for you in the year ahead. The only horoscope you’ll ever need. Your essential guide to love, life and career success in 2020. This popular guide contains all you need to know about your personal horoscope for the year 2020. Be prepared for the forthcoming year with monthly predictions for your sign and discover how to maximise your opportunities and potential to make the most of 2020. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
The Tabernacle by George Junkin Requirements: .ePUB reader, 229 KB Overview: This volume exhibits in a clear light the well-known characteristics of its venerable author. It has his vivacity, his point, his fertility of imagination, his unwavering confidence in the truth of what he teaches, and the wonderful power which his imagination and feelings have over his convictions. “This tiny book,” he says, “is a compend of Christian theology. I say Christian theology; for I have, long ago, been forced into the conviction that without a diligent study of the tabernacle, no man ever acquires clear, transparent, and practical views of evangelical truth in systematic order.” Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Tony Hope Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.2 MB Overview: Medical ethics is an area that has particular interest for the general public as well as for the medical practitioner, and issues concerning medical ethics seem to be constantly in the headlines. This short and accessible introduction provides an invaluable tool with which to think about the ethical values that lie at the heart of medicine.
Tony Hope deals with thorny moral issues, including euthanasia and the morality of killing. He also explores political questions, such as how we can make sure health care resources are distributed fairly. Each chapter in the book considers a different issue, for example, genetics, modern reproductive technologies, resource allocation, mental health, and medical research. Each section also discusses controversial questions such as: Who should have access to reproductive technology? Is it right to fund expensive drug treatment for individuals? Should treatment for mental illness be imposed on patients without their consent? Considering a wide range of questions of medical ethics, this Very Short Introduction will help to explain some of the confusing issues facing the field of medicine today. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Thirty-Five Oriental Philosophers by Diané Collinson, Robert Wilkinson Requirements: .ePUB reader, 464 KB Overview: These are questions to which oriental thinkers have given a wide range of philosophical answers that are intellectually and imaginatively stimulating.
Thirty-Five Oriental Philosophers is a succinctly informative introduction to the thought of thirty-five important figures in the Chinese, Indian, Arab, Japanese and Tibetan philosophical traditions. Thinkers covered include founders such as Zoroaster, Confucius, Buddha and Muhammed, as well as influential modern figures such as Gandhi, Mao Tse-Tung, Suzuki and Nishida.
The book is divided into sections, in which an introduction to the tradition it covers precedes the essays on its individual philosophers. Notes, further reading lists, and cross-references provide the student with a clear route to further study. There is a glossary of key terms at the end of the book. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Jacques Derrida: Opening Lines (Critics of the Twentieth Century) by Marian Hobson Requirements: .ePUB reader, 589 KB Overview: In Jacques Derrida: Opening Lines, Marian Hobson gives us a thorough and elegant analysis of this controversial and seminal contemporary thinker. Looking closely at the language and the construction of some of Derrida’s philosophy, Hobson suggests the way he writes, indeed the fact he writes in another language, affects how he can be understood by English speakers.
This superb study on the question of language will make illuminating reading for anyone studying or engaged with Derrida’s philosophy. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Looking at Mindfulness: 25 Ways to Live in the Moment Through Art by Christophe André Requirements: .ePUB reader, 59.4 MB Overview: Illustrated in full colour throughout, this book draws upon art as a source of inspiration. Expert practitioner Christophe Andre invites us to consider paintings while practicing mindfulness techniques. With stunning simplicity and clarity, he sets out 25 lessons that could change your life – from understanding what it means to live mindfully, to useful tips for everyday situations. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy > Art > Body; Mind & Spirit, Meditation
Beyond the Self: Conversations Between Buddhism and Neuroscience by Matthieu Ricard, Wolf Singer Requirements: .ePUB reader, 0,6 mb Overview: Buddhism shares with science the task of examining the mind empirically; it has pursued, for two millennia, direct investigation of the mind through penetrating introspection. Neuroscience, on the other hand, relies on third-person knowledge in the form of scientific observation. In this book, Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk trained as a molecular biologist, and Wolf Singer, a distinguished neuroscientist — close friends, continuing an ongoing dialogue — offer their perspectives on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, epistemology, meditation, and neuroplasticity.
Ricard and Singer’s wide-ranging conversation stages an enlightening and engaging encounter between Buddhism’s wealth of experiential findings and neuroscience’s abundance of experimental results. They discuss, among many other things, the difference between rumination and meditation (rumination is the scourge of meditation, but psychotherapy depends on it); the distinction between pure awareness and its contents; the Buddhist idea (or lack of one) of the unconscious and neuroscience’s precise criteria for conscious and unconscious processes; and the commonalities between cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation. Their views diverge (Ricard asserts that the third-person approach will never encounter consciousness as a primary experience) and converge (Singer points out that the neuroscientific understanding of perception as reconstruction is very like the Buddhist all-discriminating wisdom) but both keep their vision trained on understanding fundamental aspects of human life. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
The Test: Incredible Proof of the Afterlife by Stéphane Allix Requirements: .ePUB reader, 443 KB Overview: A man places five objects in his father’s coffin and tells no one. Can a medium tell him what they are?
Can we communicate with the dead? Some people hope it’s possible, and some are sure of it. Thousands of people consult mediums, but many wonder if their abilities are real. To find out for himself, author Stéphane Allix interviews six mediums. Without telling them that they are being tested, Allix sees if they can name the five objects he secretly placed in his father’s coffin before it was buried. The results are astounding and confirm what scientific research on the subject has revealed: that life after death is indeed a rational hypothesis.
Beyond his own test, Allix explores the stories of each psychic and what they’ve learned from their experiences:
• How does one become a medium?
• Is it a gift or a curse?
• How do the deceased describe the transition between life and death?
• Where do we go when we die?
The Test addresses all of these questions and more, leading us to discover a reality that is both simple and amazing: it is possible to communicate with our loved ones beyond the grave. Allix invites readers to discover what months of investigation and interviews have brought him to understand about the end of life, death, the afterlife, and communication with the other side. In the last chapter, renowned French psychiatrist Christophe Fauré, who specializes in end-of-life care and coming to terms with death, speaks about the unique journey of grief and offers some friendly advice about death and mediumship. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English: An Introductory Guide to Deeper States of Meditation by Bhante Henepola Gunarantana Requirements: .ePUB reader, 0,3 mb Overview: Countless people worldlwide have made Mindfulness in Plain English a beloved and bestselling classic in almost a dozen languages. Now after nearly two decades, Bhante helps meditators of every stripe take their mindfulness practice to the next level – helping them go, in a word, beyond mindfulness. In the same warm, clear, and friendly voice, Bhante introduces the reader to what have been known for centuries as the "jhanas" – deeply calm, joyous, and powerful states of meditation that, when explored with the clearly presented tools in this book, can lead to a life of insight and unshakeable peace. Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
Letters from The Secret Place by Jeff Struss Requirements: .ePUB reader, 187 KB Overview: Come on a journey into the Secret Place of the Most High God! Join Jeff Struss as he shares of prophetic encounters experienced in the place of communion with Jesus: Dreams, visions, angelic visitations… even visiting heaven itself! When we make knowing Jesus our highest aim, there is no limit to what God will do in our lives! Read one man’s story of God-encounters, and step into a place of faith for encounters in your own life! Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy