The Man Who Could Fly

Author: Michael Grosso
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442256737
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Michael Grosso delves into the biography of St. Joseph of Copertino, a Dominican priest known to levitate, to explore the many strange phenomena which surrounded his life and develops potential physical explanations for some of the most astounding manifestations of his religious ecstasy.


Author: Clive Staples Lewis
ISBN: 9788573679588
Format: PDF, ePub
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Nesta obra comovente e inspirada, C. S. Lewis destaca-se por seu estilo entusiástico, lúcido e inteligente, que lhe é característico, e pela capacidade argumentativa com que leva o leitorcrédulo ou cético a refletir a respeito do sobrenatural

F r Isabel

Author: Antonio Tabucchi
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446245863
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Der Schriftsteller Waclaw Slovacki ist auf der Suche nach der Frau, die er einst liebte und die im faschistischen Portugal unter Salazar spurlos verschwand. Zwischen Lissabon, Macao und Neapel sucht er jene, die Isabel kannten – darunter ihre Kinderfrau, ein philosophierender Fotograf und ein Dichter, mehr Geist als Mensch. Doch ist die Geschichte eines Menschen auch seine Wahrheit? Und Isabel am Ende nur der Traum eines Dichters? Dieser Roman aus Tabucchis Nachlass ist so kunstvoll wie bewegend, ein Verwirrspiel aus Wahrheit und Erzählung über die Sehnsucht, der Wirklichkeit durch Geschichten ein Gesicht zu geben.

The Book of Want

Author: Daniel A. Olivas
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816501254
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When Moses descended Mount Sinai carrying the Ten Commandments, he never could have foreseen how one family in Los Angeles in the early twenty-first century would struggle to live by them. Conchita, a voluptuous, headstrong single woman of a certain age, sees nothing wrong with enjoying the company of handsome—and usually much younger—men . . . that is, until she encounters a widower with unusual gifts and begins to think about what she really wants out of life. Julieta, Conchita’s younger sister, walks a more traditional path, but she and her husband each harbor secrets that could change their marriage and their lives forever. Their twin sons, both in college, struggle to find fulfillment. Mateo refuses to let anyone stand in the way of his happiness, while Rolando grapples with his sexuality and the family’s expectations. And from time to time, Belén, the family’s late matriarch, pays a visit to advise, scold, or cajole her hapless descendants. A delightful family tapestry woven with the threads of all those whose lives are touched by Conchita, The Book of Want is an enchanting blend of social and magical realism that tells a charming story about what it means to be fully human.

Explorers of the Infinite

Author: Maria Coffey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440631506
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Real-life psychic, near-death, and paranormal experiences are combined with cutting-edge science and vivid adventure stories in this energetic look at why extreme athletes and mountaineers take the risks that allow them to push the limits of consciousness, and what they encounter there. In the life-or-death world of extreme adventure sports, there is one thing that athletes often keep quiet about: the “forbidden” territory of paranormal experiences. Ranging from fleeting moments of transcendence to full-blown encounters with ghosts and everything in between—visions, near-death experiences, psychic communication—many extreme athletes have experienced these moments of connection with the beyond, but have been reluctant to talk about them. In Explorers of the Infinite, award-winning outdoors journalist and lifelong adventure sports devotee Maria Coffey probes the mystical and paranormal experiences of mountaineers, snowboarders, surfers, and more. She reviews cutting-edge science, and consults the history of philosophy and spirituality to answer the question: Could the state of intense “aliveness” that is the allure of extreme sports for so many actually be a route to a connection with the beyond? Coffey investigates the scientific explanations for mystical phenomena, ranging from simple explanations to theories from consciousness studies and quantum physics, and leaves us wondering where science ends and spirituality begins. An energetic, you-are-there look at the spiritual lives of extreme athletes, Explorers of the Infinite asks why extreme athletes take the risks that allow them to push the limits of consciousness, what they encounter there, and what we can learn from them.