On the Heights of Despair

Author: E. M. Cioran
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226106717
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Born of a terrible insomnia—"a dizzying lucidity which would turn even paradise into hell"—this book presents the youthful Cioran, a self-described "Nietzsche still complete with his Zarathustra, his poses, his mystical clown's tricks, a whole circus of the heights." On the Heights of Despair shows Cioran's first grappling with themes he would return to in his mature works: despair and decay, absurdity and alienation, futility and the irrationality of existence. It also presents Cioran as a connoisseur of apocalypse, a theoretician of despair, for whom writing and philosophy both share the "lyrical virtues" that alone lead to a metaphysical revelation. "No modern writer twists the knife with Cioran's dexterity. . . . His writing . . . is informed with the bitterness of genuine compassion."—Bill Marx, Boston Phoenix "The dark, existential despair of Romanian philosopher Cioran's short meditations is paradoxically bracing and life-affirming. . . . Puts him in the company of Nietzsche and Kierkegaard."—Publishers Weekly, starred review "This is self-pity as epigram, the sort of dyspeptic pronouncement that gets most people kicked out of bed but that has kept Mr. Cioran going for the rest of his life."—Judith Shulevitz, New York Times Book Review

From Panic to Power

Author: Lucinda Bassett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062117726
Format: PDF
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From Panic to Power is Lucinda Bassett's inspiring account of the proven techniques she used to overcome anxiety disorder and regain control of her life. A bestseller with more than 72,000 hardcover copies sold, From Panic to Power offers techniques and skills to the ever–growing number of people who are adversely affected by today's overwhelmingly stressful environment. Lucinda Bassett's effective program, which teaches people how to think differently and respond in a less anxious way, is enabling hundreds of thousands all over the world to transform their draining doubts, fears, and anxieties into positive energy and newfound freedom. Her methods allow sufferers to gain a new understanding of themselves and their challenges when dealing with anxiety and teach effective skills to help transform negative self–talk and destructive worry habits into recently discovered compassion and confidence.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher:
ISBN:
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An adaptation of the nineteenth-century science fiction tale of an electric submarine, its eccentric captain, and the undersea world, which anticipated many of the scientific achievements of the twentieth century.

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Wilder Publications
ISBN: 9781617202957
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A friend's mother, war, and newly discoverd self-respect draw a young man toward his psychological awakening.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048611161X
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A geology professor mounts an expedition into a subterranean world — a living past that holds the secrets to the origins of human existence. Jules Verne's 19th-century action classic proves the journey is as significant as the destination.

Questions and Answers on Death and Dying

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451664461
Format: PDF
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On Death and Dying is one of the most important books ever written on the subject and is still considered the bench-mark in the care of the dying. It became an immediate bestseller, and Life magazine called it "a profound lesson for the living." This companion volume consists of the questions that are most frequently asked of Dr. Kübler-Ross and her compassionate answers. She discusses accepting the end of life, suicide, terminal illness, euthanasia, how to tell a patient he or she is critically ill, and how to deal with all the special difficulties surrounding death. Questions and Answers on Death and Dying is a vital resource for doctors, nurses, members of the clergy, social workers, and lay people dealing with death and dying.

Steps to Christ

Author: Ellen G. White
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8363625299
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Few books attain a distribution reckoned in millions or exert so great an influence in the uplifting of humanity as has Steps to Christ.

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 8184958595
Format: PDF, ePub
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Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life but soon becomes restless and discards it for pleasures of the flesh. He is quickly bored and sickened by the unending lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, he comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life – the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace and, finally, wisdom Hermann Hesse’s beautiful rendition of the journey of a young man during the times of the great Gautam Buddha is not just an evocative piece of art but also a work of mystery offered to the reader to solve for himself. Hermann Karl Hesse was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.