What Is Death

Author: Tyler Volk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471375446
Format: PDF
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Explores rituals of death, and probes the psychological meaning of the end of life.

Death Sex

Author: Tyler Volk
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603582460
Format: PDF, Mobi
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On DEATH . . . What is shared by spawning Pacific salmon, towering trees, and suicidal bacteria? In his lucid and concise exploration of how and why things die, Tyler Volk explains the intriguing ways creatures-including ourselves-use death to actually enhance life. Death is not simply the end of the living, though even in that aspect the Grim Reaper has long been essential to natural selection. Indeed, the exquisite schemes and styles of death that have emerged from evolution have been essential to the great story from life's beginnings in tiny bacteria nearly four thousand million years ago to ancient human rituals surrounding death and continuing to the existential concerns of human culture and consciousness today. Volk weaves together autobiography, biology, Earth history, and results of fascinating studies that show how thoughts of our own mortality affect our everyday lives, to prove how an understanding of what some have called the ultimate taboo can enrich the celebration of life. . . . and SEX In Sex, Dorion Sagan takes a delightful, irreverent, and informative romp through the science, philosophy, and literature of humanity's most obsessive subject. Have you ever wondered what the anatomy and promiscuous behaviors of chimpanzees and the sexual bullying of gorillas tell us about ourselves? Why we lost our hair? What amoebas have to do with desire? Linking evolutionary biology to salacious readings of the lives and thoughts of such notables as the Marquis de Sade and Simone de Beauvoir, and discussing works as varied as The Story of O and Silence of the Lambs, Sex touches on a potpourri of interrelated topics ranging from animal genitalia to sperm competition, the difference between nakedness and nudity, jealousy's status as an aphrodisiac and the origins of language, Casanova and music, ovulation and clothes, mother-in-law jokes and alpha females, love and loneliness. A brief, wonderfully entertaining, highly literate foray into the origins and evolution of sex. Two books in one cover, Death & Sex unravel and answer some of life's most fundamental questions.

Understanding Dying Death and Bereavement

Author: Michael Leming
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495810185
Format: PDF
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Using a social-psychological approach, this edition remains solidly grounded in theory and research, but places greater emphasis on the individual and coping with death and dying. These two well-known authors and researchers integrate stimulating personal accounts throughout the text, and apply concepts to specific examples that deal with cross cultural perspectives and the practical matters of death and dying. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Life Death Rhythms of Ancient Empires Climatic Cycles Influence Rule of Dynasties

Author: Will Slatyer
Publisher: PartridgeIndia
ISBN: 1482894076
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The Life/Death Rhythms of Ancient Empires" outlines the flow of history from 3000BC to 1400AD to identify the factors that make up dominant, just, prosperous civilisations that can be described as golden cultures. These factors were found to have common features and the cultures themselves could be described in cyclical terms. This meant that the rise and fall of future dominant cultures could be roughly forecast to some degree in terms of hundreds of years. The evolution of capitalism was made possible, during and after actual warfare, by ancient priests and bankers, assisted by the invention of coinage. Capitalism was practised in the ancient world, supported at times by warfare and religion. It was vanquished for centuries by powerful weapons called irresponsible debt, and debasement of currency. The global capitalism of the twenty-first century is dependent on debt and a debased US dollar. A review of ancient history provides the basis for a glimpse into the future. This century's global temperature increase, which so excites environmentalists, can be shown to be part of a thousand year climate cycle. There well might be a human element to global warming but this just exacerbates the centuries' long cyclical pattern. Research has shown that periods of hot-dry and cold-dry climate have effects on human behaviour. Extrapolation of cycles enables forecasts of human behaviour to be made well into the new millennium. Dominant prosperous societies have occurred at roughly 200 year intervals which can suggest time-lines for societies in the present and the future A relatively irreverent history of ancient cultures, war, religion, money and debt produces cyclical analysis enabling a forecast that the USA might lose world dominance in 2040. The next volume "Life/Death Rhythms from the Capitalist Renaissance" will include economic data that will allow refined cyclical forecasts.

Religion and Spirituality in the Life Cycle

Author: James Gollnick
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820474113
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In recent years, profound changes have affected the way people view the role of religion and spirituality in the life cycle. For many people, spirituality, always considered an essential part of religion, has become an interest no longer tied to organized religion. This book addresses the evolving relationship of spirituality to religion in our time, and the consequences of this change for understanding personality development. It also applies the concept of implicit religion to show how the least easily observed aspects of religion are at work in the growth of personality.

Journey to Truth

Author: Xenethon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1599266911
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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JOURNEY TO TRUTH A GUIDE TO METAPHYSICAL EVOLUTION painting by Alexey Steele Truth exists as an independent energy in the universe. It is not subject to interpretation. It is pure and from the Source. Truth energy is the greatest power in your life: it can appear instantly from the metaphysical dimension and reorder everything in your world. Align with this high-frequency energy and become transformed inside every cell in your body. Quantum Science brings a new understanding to the twenty-first century. In this book, find out how to attract, recognize and experience the energy of Truth. Learn what recent scientific discoveries confirm about your connection to the energies that shape the world. Integrate this pure Truth energy into your life and evolve to a new understanding of the metaphysical universe.

Cell Cycle Mechanisms and Neuronal Cell Death

Author: Agata Copani
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387293906
Format: PDF
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Cell-Cycle Mechanisms and Neuronal Cell Death examines the role of cell cycle activation in the molecular mechanisms leading to neuronal degeneration. Leading Authors discuss this topic in relation to the major neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and epilepsy. This book serves to gain new insights into the molecular determinants of neuronal death and to establish new targets for therapeutic intervention.

Remedies of Astrological Science

Author: Tilak Raj
Publisher: All India Federation of Astrologers' Societies
ISBN:
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Very often it is asked as to what is the use of astrology? Can the malefic result of planets be glozed? Suppose a man starts from home with an umbrella if he knows that it will rain today. He cannot prevent the rain but he can save himself to some extent with the umbrella. Likewise, we try to lessen the malefic effect of the harmful planets by Tantra, Mantra, Yantras, gems, worship or Jap if we know by Astrology that the period ahead is not auspicious. Different methods of remedies have been mentioned in this book. Learned astrologers prescribe various remedies to curb evil effects of planets. Some scholars advise to wear gems while others prescribe mantras. There are scholars who stress on Yantra-pooja or wearing Rudraksha. Some of them go for propitiating planets or for that matter tantrik remedies. This book explains that one should seek remedies for which planets and what type of remedies should be prescribed. Lal Kitab remedies have also been discussed in this book. One form of remedy can be to worship the planets by chanting their mantras. Recommendation of establishing Navgrah yantras is also very popular. The objective of establishing important yantras is also mentioned in this book. Those who do not know the mantras of planets they can learn the important mantra of concerned from this book. If a planet is strongly placed in ones chart in that case the benefic effects of that planet can be multiplied by wearing its gem. This books also helps in selecting the appropriate gem for the native. Method of wearing gem has also been explained. This book in one of its chapters talks about the use of rare tantric items. In next chapter one can read about the healing touch of Rudraksha. In chapter no. 8 and 9 the remedies for the rectification of malefic influence of sadhesati and Kalsarpayoga are discussed. In concluding chapters the contemplation of God and worship of deities related to planets is discussed.