The Ancient Wisdom of an Old Shadow Warrior by Richard Krause

The Ancient Wisdom of an Old Shadow Warrior is an overview of the combat oriented arts gathered and compiled together to form a reference base and manual for both beginners and old hands alike. The author has spent six-plus decades studying and practicing multiple forms of the martial arts. Many of those years have been in the performance of both public and private security. In this work, he has attempted to clear up some of the fog in the shadows of the martial arts. Much of what the public knows about the mysteries of the Martial Arts is derived from the movies and television. Were the good guys always win and the bad guys always make stupid mistakes.Real life has a particularly bad tendency to be just the opposite. Truth is stranger than fiction. In this work, he has gone to great lengths to give you the truth without any candy coating and a summary history of the different arts. His direction has been on mostly on the Japanese arts in particular Ninjitsu.

Author: Richard Krause

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101 Deeper, Darker Questions for Humanity: Challenging Questions for Smart People (Coffee Table Philosophy Book 7) by J Edward Neill

The latest volume in the Coffee Table Philosophy series flips the switch and turns down the lights. It’s the ultimate conversation-igniter. It’s got questions and scenarios to light up big parties and small, intimate gatherings. If you’re smart, and you ARE, this is the book you need to bring the fun. 101 pages. 101 deeper, darker questions. The conversation starts now.

Author: J Edward Neill

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Contemporary Bioethics: Islamic Perspective by Mohammed Ali Al-Bar

This book discusses the common principles of morality and ethics derived from divinely endowed intuitive reason through the creation of al-fitr’ a (nature) and human intellect (al-‘aql). Biomedical topics are presented and ethical issues related to topics such as genetic testing, assisted reproduction and organ transplantation are discussed.Whereas these natural sources are God’s special gifts to human beings, God’s revelation as given to the prophets is the supernatural source of divine guidance through which human communities have been guided at all times through history. The second part of the book concentrates on the objectives of Islamic religious practice – the maqa’ sid – which include: Preservation of Faith, Preservation of Life, Preservation of Mind (intellect and reason), Preservation of Progeny (al-nasl) and Preservation of Property. Lastly, the third part of the book discusses selected topical issues, including abortion, assisted reproduction devices, genetics, organ transplantation, brain death and end-of-life aspects. For each topic, the current medical evidence is followed by a detailed discussion of the ethical issues involved.

Author: Mohammed Ali Al-Bar

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Contentment or Discontentment? Probably both! by Dimitris Ziremidis

This book deals with the structure of our brain. How does it work, how did reason come about, and what differentiates our way of thinking from that of other beings?These important questions, and many more, the author attempts to explain and justify with the development of man. The author is trying to explain how we “understand our environment”, explain the mental states of contentment and dissatisfaction, portray them from a psychological point of view, and ultimately highlight their immense importance in our development as a species.

Author: Dimitris Ziremidis

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Haunted: A Psychic’s Story by Auriel Grace

Hi, my name is Auriel Grace, I am a psychic.I decided to write about hauntings and handy tips on how to bring ease to those who are facing a haunting of a place, object or person. I am writing from a psychic’s point of view.I am a practical psychic so you won’t find any far out and crazy advice here. I am writing this book to help everyone. So smile and enjoy!The first part of this book are the adventures and my experiences with hauntings. Many of my experiences have happened during the daytime.The second part of this book is advice from the Angelic Realm, Arch Angel Michael, Arch Angel Azreal & Archeia SerafinaThe third part of this book are handy tips that have worked for me with clearing haunted places, objects and people.

Author: Auriel Grace

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An Ordinary Dude’s Mindfulness Series (Books 1-3) by John Weiler

Discover the calm, content dude inside youWith An Ordinary Dude’s Mindfulness Book Series.Not all mindful people are saints—you can be mindful and enjoy a beer. You can be mindful and sleep till noon. You can be mindful and watch football all day. Mindfulness doesn’t change your personality. But it does improve your relationships, health and ability to experience happiness, peace and joy. In my 16 years of meditation practice and 1,000+ hours studying enlightenment, I’ve transformed from a lost spiritual seeker, to a content ordinary dude who enjoys life’s simple pleasures available to us everyday. And now I want to share how mindfulness of your habits, emotions and thoughts can do the same for you. An Ordinary Dude’s Mindfulness Series includes the following 3 books:An Ordinary Dude’s Guide to Meditation: Learn how to meditate easily – without the religion, fluff or hippie stuff.An Ordinary Dude’s Guide to Habit: 23 practical tactics to eat healthy, exercise weekly, save money and master everyday habits.An Ordinary Dude’s Guide to Enlightenment: Follow the path to inner peace…without spilling your beer. An Ordinary Dude’s Guide to MeditationThis #1 Amazon international bestseller has 4.5 stars out of 60+ reviews and has sold thousands of copies worldwide for a reason—You will learn the easiest meditation ever invented. This straightforward, practical guide teaches you how to meditate without the many religious references and hippie lingo present in nearly every meditation book on the market. An Ordinary Dude’s Guide to Meditation teaches you:Simple, step-by-step instructions on how you can meditate (instructional pictures included).How meditation helped me conquer anxiety and panic attacks.An easy-to-understand definition of meditation​​, as well as concepts like awareness, space between thoughts, and more.Practical exercises to help you experience the benefits of meditation—calm, clarity and more.An Ordinary Dude’s Guide to HabitYou’ve learned meditation. Now how do you stick with it? An Ordinary Dude’s Guide to Habit teaches you practical tactics to not only meditate daily, but also simple strategies to eat healthier, exercise weekly, quit smoking, save money, break a smartphone addiction and rise above everyday habits dudes struggle with.An Ordinary Dude’s Guide to Habit will show you:How habit transformation can be fun, simple and life-changing.23 tactics to make or break any habit.Habit myths: The truth about popular advice that secretly derails your efforts.The crucial role habits play in helping you realize your biggest bucket list goals.An Ordinary Dude’s Guide to EnlightenmentMeditation + Habit = a calmer, happier you in a chaotic and stressful world. Rid yourself of feelings of emptiness and inadequacy, and discover the natural completeness inside you. If you’re bothered by the big questions—Who am I? How can I find the inner peace I so desperately crave? What is the purpose of my life?—you’ll find answers here. An Ordinary Dude’s Guide to Enlightenment will teach you how to: Find contentment in everyday life.Discover enlightenment in 11 practical steps.End the spiritual quest and escape the pressures of the modern world.Follow the path to inner peace and still enjoy beer, pizza and other dude delights.Rediscover your childhood sense of playfulness, aliveness and belief in endless possibilities.Wake up to the wonder of the world around you with An Ordinary Dude’s Mindfulness Series. Buy your copy now.

Author: John Weiler

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New Era Community by Agni Yoga Society

New Era Community is the third book from the Agni Yoga Series which is composed of fourteen books. In them is found a synthesis of ancient Eastern beliefs and modern Western thought and a bridge between the spiritual and the scientific. Unlike previous yogas, Agni Yoga is a path not of physical disciplines, meditation, or asceticism—but of practice in daily life. It is the yoga of fiery energy, of consciousness, of responsible, directed thought. It teaches that the evolution of the planetary consciousness is a pressing necessity and that, through individual striving, it is an attainable aspiration for mankind. It affirms the existence of the Hierarchy of Light and the center of the Heart as the link with the Hierarchy and with the far-off worlds. Though not systematized in an ordinary sense, Agni Yoga is a Teaching that helps the discerning student to discover moral and spiritual guide-posts by which to learn to govern his or her life and thus contribute to the Common Good. For this reason Agni Yoga has been called a “living ethics.”Agni Yoga Society, Inc., New York

Author: Agni Yoga Society

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Hate Speech Law (Open Access): A Philosophical Examination (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy) by Alex Brown

Hate speech law can be found throughout the world. But it is also the subject of numerous principled arguments, both for and against. These principles invoke a host of morally relevant features (e.g., liberty, health, autonomy, security, non-subordination, the absence of oppression, human dignity, the discovery of truth, the acquisition of knowledge, self-realization, human excellence, civic dignity, cultural diversity and choice, recognition of cultural identity, intercultural dialogue, participation in democratic self-government, being subject only to legitimate rule) and practical considerations (e.g., efficacy, the least restrictive alternative, chilling effects). The book develops and then critically examines these various principled arguments. It also attempts to de-homogenize hate speech law into different clusters of laws/regulations/codes that constrain uses of hate speech, so as to facilitate a more nuanced examination of the principled arguments. Finally, it argues that it is morally fitting for judicial and legislative judgments about the overall warrant of hate speech law to reflect principled compromise. Principled compromise is characterized not merely by compromise over matters of principled concern but also by compromise which is itself governed by ideals of moral duty or civic virtue (e.g., reciprocity, equality, and mutual respect).The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315714899, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Author: Alex Brown

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The Ancient Wisdom of an Old Shadow Warrior by Richard Krause

The Ancient Wisdom of an Old Shadow Warrior is an overview of the combat oriented arts gathered and compiled together to form a reference base and manual for both beginners and old hands alike. The author has spent six-plus decades studying and practicing multiple forms of the martial arts. Many of those years have been in the performance of both public and private security. In this work, he has attempted to clear up some of the fog in the shadows of the martial arts. Much of what the public knows about the mysteries of the Martial Arts is derived from the movies and television. Were the good guys always win and the bad guys always make stupid mistakes.Real life has a particularly bad tendency to be just the opposite. Truth is stranger than fiction. In this work, he has gone to great lengths to give you the truth without any candy coating and a summary history of the different arts. His direction has been on mostly on the Japanese arts in particular Ninjitsu.

Author: Richard Krause

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews