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Snake Ropes

By Jess Richards
  • ISBN Code: : 1443410160
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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Set on an isolated island off the Scottish coast, in a community run by women who are in awe of a mysterious structure called the Thrashing House, the novel is narrated by two teenage girls in very different circumstances. Mary is doing her best to protect her younger brother, Barney, as the island’s sons are mysteriously disappearing. Morgan is scheming to escape the prison her parents have made of their home. The two girls unite, each on a desperate mission in which secrets will be revealed and lives changed forever.

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This volume brings together the primary challenges for 21st century cognitive sciences and cultural neuroscience in responding to the nature of human identity, self, and evolution of life itself. Through chapters devoted to intricate but focused models, empirical findings, theories, and experiential data, the contributors reflect upon the most exciting possibilities, and debate upon the fundamental aspects of consciousness and self in the context of cultural, philosophical, and multidisciplinary divergences and convergences. Such an understanding and the ensuing insights lie in the cusp of philosophy, neurosciences, psychiatry, and medical humanities. In this volume, the editors and contributors explore the foundations of human thinking and being and discuss both evolutionary/cultural embeddedness, and the self-orientation, of consciousness, keeping in mind questions that bring in the interdisciplinary complexity of issues such as the emergence of consciousness, relation between healing and agency, models of altered self, how cognition impacts the social self, experiential primacy as the hallmark of consciousness, and alternate epistemologies to understand these interdisciplinary puzzles.

Ibn Al-Arabi's Fusus Al-Hikam

By Binyamin Abrahamov
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131756765X
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Religion
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Ibn al-Arabi’s Fusus al-Hikam is a translation of one of the most important works written on Islamic Mysticism. Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi (1165-1240) is deemed the greatest mystic of Islam and his mystical philosophy has attracted the attention of both Muslims and non-Muslims from his time to the present day. Believing that the world is the self- manifestation of God, he claimed that all religions are equal and that the perfect human being is he who knows all the religious phenomena in the world. Fusus al-hikam examines the singular characteristics of twenty seven prophets of Islam and constitutes the best summary of Ibn al-Arabi's thought. The translation of these twenty seven chapters is preceded by an introduction that explains the main ideas of Ibn al-Arabi and is accompanied by explanatory notes to the text. Providing an easily accessible translation of one of the greatest mystics of Islam, Ibn al Arabi’ Fusus al-Hikam is essential reading for students, scholars and researchers of Islamic Philosophy, Mysticism and Islamic Mysticism in particular.

Mind, Meaning, and Knowledge

By Annalisa Coliva
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191654922
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : Philosophy
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This volume is a collective exploration of major themes in the work of Crispin Wright, one of today's leading philosophers. These newly commissioned papers are divided into four sections, preceded by a substantial Introduction, which places them in the context of the development of Wright's ideas. The distinguished contributors address issues such as the rule-following problem, knowledge of our meanings and minds, truth, realism, anti-realism and relativism, as well as the nature of perceptual justification, the cogency of arguments such as G. E. Moore's celebrated proof of an external world, and scepticism about the material world. Some papers explore the relationship of Wright's ideas with those of Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose influence has always been a prominent aspect of Wright's philosophy. The essays collectively testify to the enormous interest and relevance of Wright's seminal contributions for present-day debates in areas as diverse as the philosophy of language and mind, metaphysics, and epistemology, and significantly advance research in these areas. The volume also contains Wright's substantial responses to his critics, which offer the most up-to-date versions of his ideas and a vigorous defence of his philosophy.

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By IslamKotob
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  • Book Code : N.a
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Games, Norms and Reasons

By Johan van Benthem,Amitabha Gupta,Eric Pacuit
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9400707142
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Philosophy
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Games, Norms, and Reasons: Logic at the Crossroads provides an overview of modern logic focusing on its relationships with other disciplines, including new interfaces with rational choice theory, epistemology, game theory and informatics. This book continues a series called "Logic at the Crossroads" whose title reflects a view that the deep insights from the classical phase of mathematical logic can form a harmonious mixture with a new, more ambitious research agenda of understanding and enhancing human reasoning and intelligent interaction. The editors have gathered together articles from active authors in this new area that explore dynamic logical aspects of norms, reasons, preferences and beliefs in human agency, human interaction and groups. The book pays a special tribute to Professor Rohit Parikh, a pioneer in this movement.

Snake's Alive

By M.A. Kropp
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  • Publisher : Mary Alice Kropp
  • Book Code : 1370335156
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  • Category : Fiction
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Things are quiet on the demon hunting front. Maybe a little too quiet for Cerise. No demonic possessions, no otherworldly intrusions. Johnny even has time to learn a new yo-yo trick. Cerise is edgy, though. No news is not necessarily good news in their line of work. And then Lucifer appears in Johnny’s living room. Something is not right in the heavenly- and other- realms. Over a nice cup of tea, Lucifer tells them he has had a message delivered from God accusing him of being responsible for the disappearance of Gabriel and Michael, the archangels. He says he is not to blame, but that he has become aware of a shifting in the balance between Dark and Light, and he fears someone, or something, is trying to upset that balance in favor of chaos. If that happens, no one- Heaven, Hell, Earth, and everything in between could be in danger. Johnny agrees to help Lucifer try to sort it out. He checks with his demonic informant who is reluctant to tell him much but does leave them with a cryptic riddle. A riddle that scares Lucifer even more. While doing a bit of research on the few clues they do have, they are attacked, and Lucifer is devilnapped by a larger than life serpent. He manages to leave Johnny with a way to track him and get to the heart of the mystery. The trail leads them to an ancient cave, a wolf, and the real Serpent who plots revenge on all those it feels wronged it. Johnny and Cerise need to defeat the Serpent and rescue the captive angels before it can unleash untold evil and the ultimate destruction of pretty much everything.

Dead Low Tide

By Eddie Jones
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  • Publisher : Dry Bones Publishing
  • Book Code : 1645261832
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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A kidnapping . . .A mystery . . . A monster . . . Is there a zombie running loose in the swamps of Savannah? Hours before the start of Savannah's Halloween night Zombie Crawl, Nick and his sister investigate the rumors that one of the "walking-dead" comes alive during the "WAKE UP, WALK!" call . Moments before the pair is set to leave the old fishing shack and head back to their condo, a body floats up from the dark depths of the creek and snatches Wendy! No one believes Nick when he claims that the corpse of Heidi May Laveau pulled his sister away in a canoe -- even after Wendy proves impossible to find. But this body-snatcher has a message for Nick from "beyond the grave." Now he faces the difficult task of sorting fact from fiction as he seeks to discover the truth about the "walking dead" before his worst fears come true. ★2014 Selah Finalist for Middle Grade Fiction★ Parents can trust the Caden Chronicles. There is no sexual dialogue, violence, or strong language, only positive moral values.

Dreamsnake

By Vonda N. McIntyre
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504067398
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Fiction
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The Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Moon and the Sun. On an Earth scarred by nuclear war, Snake harnesses the power of venom to cure illnesses and vaccinate against disease. The healer can even ease patients into death with the power of her dreamsnake. But she is not respected and trusted by all, and when she tries to help a sick nomad child, the frightened clan kills her dreamsnake. Ashamed of being misjudged and grieving the loss of her dreamsnake, Snake has one choice to maintain her livelihood: she must travel to the city, which jealously guards its knowledge. And before she faces the prejudices and arrogance of the people there, Snake must make her way across a barren desert, surviving storms and radiation poisoning, helping those she can—all while a madman stalks her every move . . . “[Dreamsnake] is filled with scenes as suspenseful as anyone could wish . . . but most of all it addresses the humanity in all of us.” —The Seattle Times “A haunting, rich, and tender novel that explores the human side of science fiction in a manner that’s all too uncommon.” —Robert Silverberg “A splendid tale, combining the sensitivity and attention to mood of the new generation of SF writers with a gripping and well-worked-out adventure . . . The novel is rich in character, background and incident—unusually absorbing and moving.” —Publishers Weekly “Instead of kicking butt, the lead character is dedicated to saving lives. . . . Snake’s blighted world is expertly drawn, and her encounters with dysfunctional societies can be bracing and challenging reading.” —The Guardian “This is an exciting future-dream with real characters, a believable mythos and, what’s more important, an excellent, readable story.” —Frank Herbert, author of the Dune series

Ayahuasca

By Joan Parisi Wilcox
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1594775648
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A comprehensive autobiographical account of the transforming experiences possible with ayahuasca • Reveals the protocols of a traditional ayahuasca retreat and the importance of its ritual diet, isolation, and sacred songs • Relates an extensive personal account of the traditional indigenous use of ayahuasca for healing and revelation Ayahuasca: The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul is an autobiographical account of the author’s work with ayahuasca, a potent and sacred plant brew of the Amazon region that is known for its extraordinary visionary and healing powers. As she learned from her experience, with the help of ayahuasca we are able to grasp our paradoxical nature, the first step to acceptance of ourselves in both our glorious and dark aspects. Ayahuasca teaches us how to release the illusions we hold about ourselves and makes it possible to integrate our many diverse aspects to acquire our true power. This book reveals the ritual protocols that must be followed prior to partaking of ayahuasca, including the traditional preparatory “diet”--which requires enduring austere conditions, isolation, and only small amounts of bland food before receiving the powers of the plant spirit from an ayahuasquero, a healing master--and the sacred songs, icaros, that are sung when imbibing the substance. Although the use of ayahuasca is growing among “underground” spiritual seekers and through the burgeoning ayahuasca tourism trade in South America, few of its seekers understand how it is used traditionally and the importance of the rituals the indigenous people follow. With this book, the author hopes to restore the importance of these indigenous practices so that we may truly understand all the gifts of ayahuasca.

The Crown of Gilded Bones

By Jennifer L. Armentrout
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  • Publisher : Blue Box Press
  • Book Code : 1952457246
  • Total of Pages : 645
  • Category : Fiction
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Bow Before Your Queen Or Bleed Before Her… From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book three in her Blood and Ash series. She's been the victim and the survivor… Poppy never dreamed she would find the love she’s found with Prince Casteel. She wants to revel in her happiness but first they must free his brother and find hers. It’s a dangerous mission and one with far-reaching consequences neither dreamed of. Because Poppy is the Chosen, the Blessed. The true ruler of Atlantia. She carries the blood of the King of Gods within her. By right the crown and the kingdom are hers. The enemy and the warrior… Poppy has only ever wanted to control her own life, not the lives of others, but now she must choose to either forsake her birthright or seize the gilded crown and become the Queen of Flesh and Fire. But as the kingdoms’ dark sins and blood-drenched secrets finally unravel, a long-forgotten power rises to pose a genuine threat. And they will stop at nothing to ensure that the crown never sits upon Poppy’s head. A lover and heartmate… But the greatest threat to them and to Atlantia is what awaits in the far west, where the Queen of Blood and Ash has her own plans, ones she has waited hundreds of years to carry out. Poppy and Casteel must consider the impossible—travel to the Lands of the Gods and wake the King himself. And as shocking secrets and the harshest betrayals come to light, and enemies emerge to threaten everything Poppy and Casteel have fought for, they will discover just how far they are willing to go for their people—and each other. And now she will become Queen…

The Yurok Language

By R.H. Robins
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 588264867X
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : History
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