An Astonishing Secret

The Love Story of Creation and the Wonder of You

An Astonishing Secret

Think well before starting on this book. It is an invitation. It will take you in many directions. Much of it may be new to you. But it will not be new to your heart. Your heart is already familiar with the mysteries we will be exploring. It will recognise the beauty. But your mind needs to escape from the frames and constraints of many past, flawed teachings. So keep your eyes wide open and free as you read. The book is a call to you to stretch your thoughts, emotions and imagination in many ways. There will be ideas about the world and God and yourself that will both trouble and delight your spirit. There will be resistance and confusion. There has to be. There is no other way to widen and deepen your faith-understanding. But it will transform your life. Read the book as you would read a love-letter from God.

Hector’s Astonishing Secret

Hector’s Astonishing Secret

Some donkeys in the rural areas of Spain (as in many other countries) are treated very badly. This story is about one donkey who fights back. But Hector is no ordinary donkey. Hector has a truly amazing secret…

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight as an arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the Flaming Eyeball are no match for this caped crusader. But Awesome Man also has a secret. . . . Can you guess what it is? The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans. A great gift for the superhero obsessed, this book also models for kids a fun way to deal with their emotions--by being positronic!

Inside the Priory of Sion: Revelations from the World's Most Secret Society - Guardians of the Bloodline of Jesus

Inside the Priory of Sion: Revelations from the World's Most Secret Society - Guardians of the Bloodline of Jesus

Well researched... Rob Howells shines the light on much that remains unsolved. A must for all followers of the grail' - Patrice Chaplin, author of The Portal Thirty years ago the mysterious Priory of Sion revealed to the world that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and created a bloodline of descendants. Since then the Priory has remained silent...until now. In this book the Priory of Sion has a last chosen to reveal its secrets. Supported by exclusive interviews with Priory members as well as historical sources, Inside the Priory of Sion proves he existence of an 'underground stream' of secret knowledge and wisdom, accessible only to adepts, that flows through history. Clues to this knowledge lie hidden in symbolism found in tombs, temples, churches, manuscripts and paintings by the Old Masters. This book reveals that The Priory of Sion is releasing this information into the public domain not for its own purposes but to prepare the world for a catastrophe of global proportions. This apocalyptic event, foretold in the book of Revelation, culminates in a Second Coming - the emergence of a world saviour figure belonging to the bloodline of Christ. In making this knowledge public, the Priory faces great risks from those who do not want this sensational information to come to light. In the past, people who have sought to reveal the truth have faced persecution...and even death. This book takes the reader into the heart of a mystery, on an adventure through secret societies, religious heresy, alternative history and the esoteric arts. In the process we come to understand the nature of the future cataclysm and the Second Coming.

Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern

Essays in Honor of David Grene

Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern

Perhaps best known for his widely acclaimed translations of the Greek tragedies and Herodotus's History, as well as his edition of Hobbes's Thucydides, David Grene has also had a major impact as a teacher and interpreter of texts both ancient and modern. In this book, distinguished colleagues and former students explore the imaginative force of literature and history in articulating and illuminating the human condition. Ranging as widely as Grene's own interests in Greek and Roman antiquity, in drama, poetry, and the novel, in the art of translation, and in English history, these essays include discussions of the Odyssey and Ulysses, the Metamorphoses of Ovid and Apuleius, Mallarmé's English and T. S. Eliot's religion, and the mutually antipathetic minds of Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson. The introduction by Todd Breyfogle sketches for the first time the contours of Grene's own thought. Classicists, political theorists, intellectual historians, philosophers, and students of literature will all find much of value in the individual essays here and in the juxtaposition of their themes. Contributors: Saul Bellow, Seth Benardete, Todd Breyfogle, Amirthanayagam P. David, Wendy Doniger, Mary Douglas, Joseph N. Frank, Victor Gourevitch, Nicholas Grene, W. R. Johnson, Brendan Kennelly, Edwin McClellan, Françoise Meltzer, Stephanie Nelson, Conor Cruise O'Brien, Martin Ostwald, Robert B. Pippin, James Redfield, Sandra F. Siegel, Norma Thompson, and David Tracy

The Secret Garden

Dawn to Dusk in the Astonishing Hidden World of the Garden

The Secret Garden

Describes the unseen aspects of life in a garden, discussing the interaction of plants and insects in the daily battle for survival, and includes state-of-the-art microphotographs

Syncope

The Philosophy of Rapture

Syncope


Women in Dada

Essays on Sex, Gender, and Identity

Women in Dada

This book is the first to make the case that women's changing role in European andAmerican society was critical to Dada. Debates about birth control and suffrage, a declining malepopulation and expanding female workforce, the emergence of the New Woman, and Freudianism wereamong the forces that contributed to the dadaist enterprise.Among the female dadaists discussed arethe German émigré Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven; Berlin dadaist Hannah Höch; expatriate poetand artist Mina Loy; the "Queen of Greenwich Village," Clara Tice; Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap,the lesbian couple who ran the Little Review; and Beatrice Wood, who died in 1998 at the age of 105.The book also addresses issues of colonialist racism, cross-dressing and dandyism, and the genderingof the machine.

OMA.

OMA.

In this book, the projects, buildings and theories of Koolhaas, as well as the other members of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, are examined in chronological and thematic sequence, beginning with the period of Koolhaas' education at the Architectural Association School of Architecture of London in the cultural context of the neo-avant-gardes at the end of the 60s and at the beginning of the 70s. The essay then discusses the period of his stay in New-York, his contact with Ungers, Eisenman, Rowe, as well as the polemic confrontation with the emerging post-modernism movement; and it concludes with the last critical contributions of Koolhaas. The starting point is design, which, in the case of Koolhaas, usually grows out of an alchemy of logic, influenced both by the proposed program (as viewed by the clients and institutions) and the metaphorical and autobiographical aspiration of the artist. The analysis is carried through to the details of construction, with special attention paid to the choice of materials, the configuration of the structure, and the role and position of the installation. The book is richly illustrated and includes an exhaustive bibliography.