Little rainbow26 August 2012 at 8:10amPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
Thge English translaztion of the title would be : "The couple holly madness".
Duddy26 August 2012 at 4:23pmPosts: 5648 (0 today)Status: offline
The Secret Life of Trees by Colin Tudge - fascinating.
Also Moby Dick - Herman Melville. Very slow burn story but wonderfully descriptive writing.
t.b.27 August 2012 at 8:21pmPosts: 2402 (0 today)Status: offline
Life With Hitler (german version)
by HEIKE B. GÖRTEMAKER
Little rainbow29 August 2012 at 9:44amPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
What a couple !!!!
Alex S29 August 2012 at 10:32amPosts: 259 (0 today)Status: offline
I've just started Haruki Murakami's epic IQ84 (books 1, 2 & 3)
Cimber31 August 2012 at 8:02pmPosts: 2574 (0 today)Status: offline
author "Siddhartha Mukherjee"
title "The Emperor of All Maladies : A Biography of Cancer"
(german title: "Der Koenig aller Krankheiten : Krebs - eine Biografie"
great book ! - my recommendation.
Little rainbow20 January at 10:03pmPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
Give meaning to knowledge
In search of the lost sense
The word is not the meaning. This was the starting point of my first book,
The Apprenticeship of Abstraction1, which presents "scenarios to learn
designed to encourage students, not just memorize the words,
but to understand their meaning and the way, to realize their
learning process. In this perspective, my second book, The
Know construction2 analyzes these experiences in the light of three questions
following: What is learning? What is knowledge? What is the role
mediation in its development and transmission? This analysis leads
the design of a grid: five conditions to promote learning
school and are part of a socio-cognitive approach to mediation
is precisely the subject of this book. This approach is in
cultural orientation of cognitive psychology is that Jerome Bruner
one of pionniers3. This school of thought focuses on the relationship between the operation
cognitive and social, institutional and historical. for
teachers that we are responsible for "culture" that we propose
in our classrooms, the relationship between learning environment is of great importance.
"In fact, the meaning, as understood Cheng4 Francis is at the center of this
approach: the meaning of pedagogical, management, but also the sense that
led each student to construct meaning. And sense of fun,
sensation, pleasure comes from the sense of shared meaning."
I am running to buy it ...... as soon as possible
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777 And Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley: Including Gematria & Sepher Sephiroth
Kinda leaves 666 behind in the dust - time to move on
A dictionary for the expert, a guide for the beginner
By Michael C Smith
This book is a dictionary for the art of Gematria, or interpreting numbers as standing for words. This is not an easy pursuit, but this book helps a great deal.
The first part is an article on Gematria (which takes its name from the fact that the Hebrew letter Gema, equivalent to Gamma or C/G, stands for the number 3), a basic description of how it works and why it's important.
The third part is a dictionary of commonly used Hebrew magickal words, listed by number. The second part is the meat of the work: Liber 777, a magickal dictionary.
Here we find that every number from one to 32 corresponds to a particular name, scent, element, tarot card, &c. An experienced magus can use these correspondicies to create a spell more effectively.
A warning to beginners: this book will NOT teach you the basics of spellcasting or magick. To learn that, I'd recommend starting, perhaps, with Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki's Ceremonial Magick Workbook.
Duddy23 January at 5:09pmPosts: 5648 (0 today)Status: offline
Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon - A fictional history of the planets and stars, the universe over billions of years. Part poetry, part science, a strange dizzying book.
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The Autobiography by Marie Helvin
Publication Date: November 1, 2008
One of the very first professional supermodels, Marie Helvin has been an iconic image on the fashion scene since the 1970s. For the past four decades she has found herself in the company of the brightest and the best.
She was David Bailey's wife and muse, and Paul and Linda McCartney came to their wedding party in Honolulu. David Bowie drew inspiration for his famous Aladdin Sane tour from her fashion shots for Harpers & Queen.
Marie entertained Salman Rushdie during the height of the fatwa, and introduced Dodi Al Fayed to Princess Diana. Still at the forefront of the fashion industry, she is as much in demand as ever, most recently modeling for her seventh British Vogue cover.
Marie's autobiography candidly tells the story of friendships with—amongst many others—Jerry Hall, Mick Jagger, and Andy Warhol.
From Marie Helvin`s autobiography: "Then I saw Peter Gabriel on MTV. He was my type of man. And by complete chance, I met one of his agents, who invited me down to visit Peter`s studios in Bath. As soon as we met, there was that connection, that livewire charge that tells you something is going...
She reveals the dark side of her own personality as she explains how she gradually came to believe in her own beauty and found fulfillment as an independent woman.
Illustrated with images from several outstanding photographers, including Bailey, Helmut Newton, and Nick Knight, Marie Helvin's memoir is the remarkable story of a groundbreaking woman.
An unusual lady tells her story October 24, 2010
By W R Visser
What strikes most in this book is the clear, honest and unpolished way Marie Helvin tells us about her life. Which is, I think, pretty unusual for a Hawaiian girl that ended up as one of the world's leading fashion models.
It's all there: the glitter & shine, the travelling, the expensive hotels, the London jetset-talk, and a lasting friendship with Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. As well as Helvin's marriage with David Bailey, the leading English trend-photographer of his time -- catapulting Helvin to world fame.
The other side is there, too: a rush-life, the impossibility to have children, and a constant diet. And of course Bailey's famous book 'Trouble and Strife', showing Helvin naked in its many pages -- she posed in the understanding that these photos should be kept private.
It's not for me to judge Marie Helvin's choices. Let's just enjoy this fine book
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Awakening Osiris: The Egyptian Book of the Dead
THE EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD is one of the oldest and greatest classics of Western spirituality.
Until now, the available translations have treated these writings as historical curiosities with little relevance to our contemporary situation. This new version, made from the hieroglyphs, approaches the Book of the Dead as a profound spiritual text capable of speaking to us today.
These writings suggest that the divine realm and the human realm are not altogether separate; they remind us that the natural world, and the substance of our lives, is fashioned from the stuff of the gods. Devoted like an Egyptian scribe to the principle of "effective utterance", Normandi Ellis has produced a prose translation that reads like pure, diaphanous verse.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between
Padma Sambhava (Compiler), Robert Thurman (Translator), The Dalai Lama (Foreword), Karma Lingpa (Collaborator)
The most prominent expert on Tibetan Buddhism in the West offers a translation of this essential book of Tibetan philosophy that captures the true spirit and poetry of the original work--a profound book that reveals the nature of the mind and its manifestations and offers pure enlightenment.
From Library Journal
The Dalai Lama's blessing attends Thurman's translation of the Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between. Composed by Padma Sambhava in the late eighth century, this text minutely describes the "betweens" ( Bardos ) or after-death transition states.
Thurman, who opens this work with a new section of preliminary prayers, gives a helpful commentary in terms Westerners can understand and boldface portions to be read aloud in the presence of the dead. He closes by appending Nyingma tradition works to the main text.
This text has already been translated in 1927 and 1975, and some of Thurman's new translation choices are questionable. For instance, the West has adopted the term karma , which expresses the original meaning better than evolution --an alternative that obscures the personal responsibility emphasized in Buddhism.
In addition, since Tibetan pronouns are sexually neutral, alternating his with her from verse to verse confuses.
Still, Westerners will find this a colorful, awesome journey. For informed readers.
- Dara Eklund, Los Angeles P.L.
t.b.28 January at 7:44pmPosts: 2402 (0 today)Status: offline
RICHARD W. SONNENFELDT
Witness To Nuremberg : The Many Lives Of The Man Who Translated The Nazi War Trials (german title - "Mehr Als Ein Leben").
evoulini28 January at 8:12pmPosts: 1750 (0 today)Status: offline
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
Little rainbow28 January at 8:22pmPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
One thousand white women - Jim Fergus
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Threat Vector by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney
#1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy is back and the stakes have never been higher.
Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat.
An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Qiang.
They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan.
The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missile endangers the US Navy's plans to protect the island.
Meanwhile, Chinese cyberwarfare experts have launched a devastating attack on American infrastructure.
It's a new combat arena, but it’s every bit as deadly as any that has gone before.
Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus may be just the wild card that his father needs to stack the deck.
There's just one problem: someone knows about the off-the-books intelligence agency and threatens to blow their cover sky high.
Cimber29 January at 10:48pmPosts: 2574 (0 today)Status: offline
"The Future of an Illusion", Sigmund Freud.
clothy31 January at 11:11pmPosts: 2484 (0 today)Status: offline
The Wheel Of Time series - Robert Jordan
Just started book 3 The Dragon Reborn
Duddy1 February at 3:34pmPosts: 5648 (0 today)Status: offline
Samuel Pepys The Unequalled Self-Claire Tomlin. Historical/social look at 17thc life and Pepys' character though his diaries.
Mirrorball4 February at 10:24amPosts: 1657 (0 today)Status: offline
I want to read Daniel Goleman - Emotional Intelligence