Not Walking On Water

Author: James S. Reiley
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 1611390508
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Waking up to the idea that there may be more to the universe than he learned in Sunday School, Paul Bradley sets off to make sense of all manner of newly discovered spiritual notions. Fortunately he is guided by another computer software guy named Bob who is also a hippie/Zen Buddhist. Paul’s trip takes a slew of turns through organic farming, strange encounters with other beings, far out forms of spiritual discipline and the dissolution of a broken marriage. At every hard spot or weirdness, Bob is there to provide enlightened guidance, usually with a peculiar twist of some sort. Written in the style of Dave Barry with humor punctuating most situations, the novel is aimed at people trying to get a handle around the ideas of where we come from, where we’re going, and why. JAMES REILEY has degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Medicine and has spent the last thirty odd years studying spirituality from a variety of different perspectives. Dr. Reiley is currently a part-time writer and practicing physician in Connecticut.

Still Not Walking on Water

Author: James Reiley
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483528944
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Paul Bradley, a smart, well educated, computer software engineer has just gotten a divorce, sold the farm and, at forty, is starting back to medical school. He has been asking and continues to ask some of life’s big questions. Like what is the point of all this struggle for existence anyway and how does the universe really work, spirituality-wise. His friend Bob is a somewhat scruffy-looking computer scientist that used to work with Paul. In appearance, he gives the general impression that he would be just as at home standing on the median divider of a highway holding a cardboard sign reading ”Will Compute for Food.” He is an information junkie and has expertise in just about all of the sciences and most brands of meta-physics, having been a Zen Buddhist earlier in his life. He has spent much of his life in search of higher awareness, including the use of various psychoactive chemical accelerants. The story begins with Paul starting naturopathic medical school in Portland, Oregon. He is immediately attracted to another medical student, Laura, a woman of southern persuasion who is the same age as Paul. She is beautiful and a good match for him intellectually. Laura has a wonderfully funny personality but when crossed, takes no prisoners. The attraction between Paul and Laura continues to grow stronger through the four years of school together. There are three other older medical students that together with Paul and Laura form the Geriatric Five. This group includes: Don--he didn’t say much, but was awfully quiet Ann--she seemed less interested in humans than in the animal menagerie that lived with her (possums, cats, one bad-ass parrot, two crippled pigeons, etc.) Tony--he was an Italian from New Jersey and had a masters degree in pugnacious This group provides a stable and caring backdrop as well as sources of occasional melodrama. Every chapter contains at least one medical myth that is shattered by the philosophy of naturopathic medicine. Usually they are examples of finding the actual causes of the health problems and fixing them rather than suggesting pharmaceuticals to cover them up--e.g. ADHD, arthritis, eczema, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc. (This is a point of view not necessarily blessed by the AMA.) Paul and Laura spend much of their interaction time in a pleasant banter that grows less contentious and more playful as they fall in love. This exchange provides much of the humorous background in the novel. But before Laura can give herself completely to Paul, she must shed the attachment to a philandering former boyfriend named Chuck left behind in her North Carolina home town. Once she has closure on that bit of history, she and Paul are free to form the relationship that has seemed inevitable. Paul’s three children from his first marriage, Matthew, Sean and Samantha enter the scene periodically along with Laura’s daughter Tory. They add comic relief to the story and some interesting personalities to the mix. Even Paul’s ex-wife makes a few appearances seemingly just to stir up everyone’s emotions. Paul spends a little of each week during much of medical school as a computer consultant with his former company. As well as providing access to his friend Bob, it gives Paul a chance to comment on various aspects of American culture, like greed and ruthlessness from a slightly different point of view. Several of Paul and Laura’s experiences are chronicled as they see patients in the medical school clinic. Some of these are major successes and some are failures, but all provide insight into the benefits of natural medicine as opposed to the kind of medical treatment that is currently dominant in this country. The story ends with Laura and Paul graduating, taking the medical boards and starting their practice near San Francisco. Their first patient in their new medical office is a former associate of Ram Dass and is an obvious blessing from Neem Karoli Baba regarding their new venture.

Backpacker

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

The Divine Romance Greek

Author: Paramahansa Yogananda
Publisher: Self-Realization Fellowship
ISBN: 9780876125939
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Paramahansa Yogananda's Collected Talks and Essays present in-depth discussions of the vast range of inspiring and universal truths that have captivated millions in his Autobiography of a Yogi. The Divine Romance includes nearly fifty talks and essays by Paramahansa Yogananda. Readers will find these talks alive with the unique blend of all-embracing wisdom, encouragement, and love for humanity that have made the author one of our era's most trusted guides to the spiritual life. The second book in a trilogy, which includes, Man's Eternal Quest and Journey to Self-realization - each of which are packed with information covering a vast range of spiritual topics - The Divine Romancespeaks to the deepest needs of the human soul. The great master reveals how we can meet the daily challenges to our physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual well-being - by awakening our divine nature, the neglected reality at the core of our being. Yogananda said, "The greatest romance you can have is the romance with God....He is the Lover and our souls are the beloved, and when the soul meets the greatest Lover of the universe, then the eternal romance begins. The love that you have been seeking for incarnations through all human loves is at last yours." Contents Include: How to Cultivate Divine Love Practicing Religion Scientifically The Mind: Repository of Infinite Power How to Free Yourself From Bad Habits The Cosmic Lover How to Work Without Fatigue Where Are Our Departed Loved Ones? Controlling Your Destiny Why Evil Is a Part of God's Creation""

Author: Tana French
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180309752
Format: PDF
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Ο αστυνόμος Στίβεν Μόραν περίμενε καιρό να του δοθεί η ευκαιρία να περάσει το κατώφλι του Τμήματος Ανθρωποκτονιών του Δουβλίνου και η επιθυμία του γίνεται πραγματικότητα όταν ένα πρωί η δεκαεξάχρονη Χόλι Μακέι τού φέρνει αυτή τη φωτογραφία. Τη βρήκε αναρτημένη στον Τόπο των Μυστικών, έναν πίνακα όπου τα κορίτσια του ιδιωτικού σχολείου Σεντ Κίλντα μπορούν να αναρτήσουν ανώνυμα τα μυστικά τους. Συνήθως πρόκειται για κουτσομπολιά και κακεντρεχή σχόλια, αλλά σήμερα κάποιος τον χρησιμοποίησε για να πυροδοτήσει εκ νέου την έρευνα για τη δολοφονία του όμορφου και δημοφιλούς Κρις Χάρπερ. Ο Στίβεν θα ενώσει τις δυνάμεις του με τη σκληροτράχηλη αστυνόμο Αντουανέτ Κόνγουεϊ για να βρει τη λύση. Όλα τα στοιχεία οδηγούν τους δύο ντετέκτιβ στην κλίκα της Χόλι και στην κλίκα των αντίζηλών τους καθώς και σε έναν περίπλοκο ιστό σχέσεων και μυστικών που δένουν όλα αυτά τα κορίτσια με τον νεκρό Κρις Χάρπερ. Σε κάθε τους βήμα η πίεση αυξάνεται. Ο κόσμος των έφηβων αυτών κοριτσιών θα αποδειχθεί πολύ πιο επικίνδυνος απ’ ό,τι είχαν ποτέ φανταστεί οι δύο αστυνομικοί…

Author: Τζούλιαν Μπαρνς
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180305609
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Μάιος του 1937. Ένας τριαντάρης περιμένει δίπλα στον ανελκυστήρα μιας πολυκατοικίας του Λένινγκραντ. Περιμένει όλη τη νύχτα ότι ανά πάσα στιγμή θα τον οδηγήσουν στο Αρχηγείο της Υπηρεσίας Κρατικής Ασφάλειας. Καμιά από τις διασημότητες που γνώρισε την περασμένη δεκαετία δεν μπορεί τώρα να του φανεί χρήσιμη. Και ελάχιστοι από όσους οδηγούνται στο Αρχηγείο επιστρέφουν. Αυτή είναι η αφετηρία του νέου αριστουργηματικού μυθιστορήματος του Μπαρνς, μια ιστορία για τη σύγκρουση ζωής και τέχνης, το θάρρος, τη δειλία, και τον πόνο του αναπόφευκτου συμβιβασμού. Το βιβλίο αναφέρεται στη ζωή, το έργο του Ντμίτρι Σοστακόβιτς καθώς και στη σύγκρουσή του με το σταλινικό καθεστώς.

Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180309620
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Με τα χέρια στις τσέπες, ο Ρέμπους γύρισε για να αντικρίσει τον Κάφερτι. Ήταν γέροι πια, παρόμοια κοψιά, παρόμοια καταγωγή. Εάν κάθονταν μαζί σε μια παμπ, μπορεί κάποιος τυχαίος παρατηρητής να τους περνούσε για φίλους που γνωρίζονταν από το σχολείο. Το παρελθόν τους, όμως, έλεγε μια διαφορετική ιστορία. Η αποστρατεία δεν ταιριάζει στον Τζον Ρέμπους. Δεν είναι φτιαγμένος για χόμπι και διακοπές. Η δουλειά του αστυνομικού κυλάει στις φλέβες του. Έτσι, όταν η επιθεωρήτρια Σιβόν Κλαρκ ζητά τη βοήθειά του σε μια υπόθεση, δεν του παίρνει πολύ χρόνο να αποφασίσει. Η Κλαρκ ερευνά τον θάνατο ενός μεγαλοδικηγόρου, το πτώμα του οποίου βρέθηκε μαζί με ένα απειλητικό σημείωμα. Στην άλλη πλευρά του Εδιμβούργου, ο Μπιγκ Τζερ Κάφερτι –η νέμεση του Ρέμπους από τα παλιά– έχει λάβει ένα πανομοιότυπο σημείωμα και μία σφαίρα μέσα από το τζάμι του παραθύρου του. Τώρα, εξαρτάται από την Κλαρκ και τον Ρέμπους να ενώσουν τις κουκκίδες και να σταματήσουν τον δολοφόνο. Στο μεταξύ, ο επιθεωρητής Μάλκολμ Φοξ ενώνει τις δυνάμεις του με μια μυστική ομάδα από τη Γλασκώβη που παρακολουθεί μια διαβόητη φαμίλια του υποκόσμου. Κάτι θέλουν και δεν θα σταματήσουν πουθενά μέχρι να το αποκτήσουν… Ο Ian Rankin επαναφέρει τους σπουδαιότερους χαρακτήρες του σε μια ιστορία που διερευνά τις πιο σκοτεινές γωνιές των ενστίκτων και των επιθυμιών μας.

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Harlenic Hellas Publishing
ISBN: 9789604502721
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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