Ways in Mystery

Author: Luther Askeland
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ISBN: 9781883991166
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Ways in Mystery presents a rare occurrence in the field of religious publishing. In this boisterous field, few original voices are heard in our time. Luther Askeland’s first book is a signal event for, in these essays, we hear the voice of a modern prophet and the "way of unknowing” -- a path to wisdom that is not easy to initiate, difficult to pursue, and returns, time and again, to the place of beginnings. Askeland receives the wisdom of the past for his profound meditations on the possibilities and pitfalls of a mystical life in the midst of our contemporary world. Drawing from the teachings of Indian saints such as Shankara, of Christian mystics such as Meister Eckhart and St. John of the Cross, and from Buddhist sages such as Zen Masters Dogen and Tanzen. A thoughtful, wise, and illuminating guide, Askeland carefully and systematically describing the inherent limitations of linguistic mapping within our ordinary experience, revealing the higher mystical states of awareness, to take us beyond words and philosophical concepts.

Nameless Horrors

Author: Scott Dorward
Publisher: Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying
ISBN: 9781568824093
Format: PDF
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You wont find any ghouls or deep ones, or other named Mythos entities here. The horrors found within have no names, but they are still very much of the Mythos. Your players will not have encountered their like before, and no one will be on safe, comfortable ground.

The Scorpion Rules

Author: Erin Bow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481442716
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the future, the UN has brought back an ancient way to keep the peace. The children of world leaders are held hostage—if a war begins, they pay with their lives. Greta is the Crown Princess of the Pan Polar Confederacy, a superpower formed of modern-day Canada. She is also a Child of Peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world, the great Artificial Intelligence, Talis. The hostages are Talis’s strategy to keep the peace: if her country enters a war, Greta dies. The system has worked for centuries. Parents don’t want to see their children murdered. Greta will be free if she can make it to her eighteenth birthday. Until then she is prepared to die with dignity, if necessary. But everything changes when Elian arrives at the Precepture. He’s a hostage from a new American alliance, and he defies the machines that control every part of their lives—and is severely punished for it. Greta is furious that Elian has disrupted their quiet, structured world. But slowly, his rebellion opens her eyes to the brutality of the rules they live under, and to the subtle resistance of her companions. And Greta discovers her own quiet power. Then Elian’s country declares war on Greta’s and invades the prefecture, taking the hostages hostage. Now the great Talis is furious, and coming himself to mete out punishment. Which surely means that Greta and Elian will be killed...unless Greta can think of a way to save them.

The Nameless War

Author: A. H. M. Ramsay
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ISBN: 9781471769566
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By the only serving Member of Parliament to be detained under the anti-democratic Defence Regulation 18B during World War II. An avowed opponent of Jewish power, Captain Ramsay was arrested in 1940 and only released in 1944. He immediately took up his seat in Parliament once again. This book, written in 1952, is part autobiography and part political exposition. He reviews Jewish influence in British history and reveals the hidden hand behind many dramatic historical events. From the original introduction: Here is the story that people have said would never be written in our time - the true history of events leading up to the Second World War, told by one who enjoyed the friendship and confidence of Mr. Neville Chamberlain during the critical months between Munich and September, 1939.

When the Emperor Was Divine

Author: Julie Otsuka
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307430212
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The debut novel from the PEN/Faulkner Award Winning Author of The Buddha in the Attic On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert. In this lean and devastatingly evocative first novel, Julie Otsuka tells their story from five flawlessly realized points of view and conveys the exact emotional texture of their experience: the thin-walled barracks and barbed-wire fences, the omnipresent fear and loneliness, the unheralded feats of heroism. When the Emperor Was Divine is a work of enormous power that makes a shameful episode of our history as immediate as today's headlines.

Martin Scorsese

Author: Vincent LoBrutto
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275987053
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Traces Scorsese's Italian-American heritage, his personal nature, his private relationships, and the reflection of these in his work.

Wilderness

Author: United States. Forest Service. Eastern Region. Forest Supervisor's Office (Ironwood, Mich.)
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The Book of Loss

Author: Julith Jedamus
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466882867
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Set in the perfectly realized world of imperial tenth-century Japan, The Book of Loss is a gripping novel of sexual jealousy at court. A renowned storyteller and lady-in-waiting to the Empress, the narrator is locked in a bitter rivalry with another woman for the love of a banished nobleman. Forced to observe the complex rules and social hierarchies of court life, she finds herself caught in a trap of her own making. Her machinations reach such a pitch that they threaten to undermine the rule of the Emperor himself. She records her plight, and her acidulous observations of courtly life, in her diary. Her voice is unforgettable—both foreign and utterly modern. Her sense of loss is unbearable, her love is all-consuming, and it will push her to the extremes of rivalry. Offering intimate seductions and terrible betrayals, The Book of Loss by Julith Jedamus takes the reader into the farthest reaches of desire, where passion rules and jealousy leads to unthinkable acts.