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Transforming Our Image, Building Our Brand: The Education Advantage
Valerie J. Gross

Libraries Unlimited, 2012

While there is no question that what librarians and library professionals do is critically important, the ways in which these roles and responsibilities are described can mean the difference between being valued as essential to the community or considered optional. Something as simple as a choice of words can determine what is valued—and consequently what gets funded, and what gets canceled. Transforming Our Image, Building Our Brand: The ...


The Right Chemistry: 108 Enlightening, Nutritious, Health-Conscious and Occasionally Bizarre Inquiries into ...
Joe Schwarcz

Doubleday Canada, 2012

A big part of Dr. Joe's job as director of McGill University's Office of Science and Society is persuading people that the pursuit of science knowledge is a potential source of wonder, enlightenment and well-being for everyone. And as a chemist, he's particularly keen to rescue chemistry from the bad rep it's developed over recent decades. There is more to chemistry than toxins, pollution, and "Don't drink that soda--it's full of chemicals."  ...


Buddhist Yoga: A Comprehensive Course
Thomas Cleary

Shambhala, 1995

The word "yoga" has many meanings, including "meditation" "method" and "union" While the physical exercises of Hindu yoga are familiar to westerners, the subtle metaphysics and refined methods of spiritual development that characterize Buddhist Yoga are not yet well known. This volume presents a landmark translation of a classical sourcebook of Buddhist Yoga, the "Scripture Unlocking the Mysteries" a revered text of the Yogachara school of ...


Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers
Joseph Mazur

Princeton University Press, 2014

While all of us regularly use basic math symbols such as those for plus, minus, and equals, few of us know that many of these symbols weren't available before the sixteenth century. What did mathematicians rely on for their work before then? And how did mathematical notations evolve into what we know today? In Enlightening Symbols , popular math writer Joseph Mazur explains the fascinating history behind the development of our mathematical ...


The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
Paulo Coelho

HarperSanFrancisco, 1995

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world, and this tenth anniversary edition, with a new introduction from the author, will only increase that following. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets ...


The Lightworker's Source: An Enlightening Guide to Awaken the Power Within
Sahvanna Arienta

New Page Books, 2012

" The Lightworker's Source is a clear, easy-to-read book that will guide you step by step through discovering your innate intuitive and healing gifts. Ms. Arienta has provided a wealth of information that will help you through the stages of emerging awareness as a Lightworker and has provided exercises that help you integrate that knowing into your life and your work." --Dr. Steven Farmer, author of Earth Magic and Animal Spirit Guides " The ...


Bosley Sees the World: A Dual Language Book in Arabic and English
Timothy Johnson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Follow Bosley on his adventures and learn a new language! This dual language book is written in English and Arabic and is designed to teach your child new words and phrases. Enjoy this fun, colorful bedtime story that encourages confidence and curiosity within your child. The teaching methods used in this book allow children to learn at their own pace and enjoy the learning process. These methods include: Repeat words Simple phrases ...


The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening
Chris Raschka

Candlewick, 2014

Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka shares his love of jazz great Sun Ra, just in time to mark the centennial of the musician’s birth. Jazz musician Sun Ra (1914–1993) always said that he came from Saturn. Being from another planet, he was naturally intrigued by everything earthly — especially music, because music is the one thing on Earth most like the stars. Earthlings themselves confused Sun Ra, the way they sorted themselves by color ...


Enlightening Tales: as Told by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Sri Swami Satchidananda

Integral Yoga Publications, 2002

This] collection of stories and parables is of immense value and significance for any reader irrespective of age, religion or faith...The book proves the ancient Sanskrit dictum ... "Nothing is purer or more sacred than knowledge."


The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra
Thomas Cleary

Shambhala, 1993

Known in Chinese as Hua-yen and in Japanese as Kegon-kyo , the Avatamsaka Sutra, or Flower Ornament Scripture, is held in the highest regard and studied by Buddhists of all traditions. Through its structure and symbolism, as well as through its concisely stated principles, it conveys a vast range of Buddhist teachings. This one-volume edition contains Thomas Cleary's definitive translation of all thirty-nine books of the sutra, ...


The Amazing, Enlightening And Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley
Kim Deitch

Fantagraphics, 2013

Kim Deitch’s first work conceived of and executed as a graphic novel follows the scandalous adventures of a young woman whom an eccentric wants to put in a film serial. This is a story about a girl, born at the beginning of the 20th century. She grows up in a small river town in upstate New York. One day the mysterious Charles Varnay, an eccentric who dresses in the style of an 18th century dandy, comes to town, his sole companion a ...


All in My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening ...
Paula Kamen

Da Capo Press, 2006

At the age of twenty-four, Paula Kamen's life changed in an instant. While she was putting in her contacts, the left lens disturbed a constellation of nerves behind her eye. The pain was more piercing than that of any other headache she had ever experienced. More than a decade later, she still has a headache-the exact same headache. From surgery to a battery of Botox injections to a dousing of Lithuanian holy water, from a mountain of ...


Enlightening the World: The Creation of the Statue of Liberty
Yasmin Sabina Khan

Cornell University Press, 2010

Conceived in the aftermath of the American Civil War and the grief that swept France over the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty has been a potent symbol of the nation's highest ideals since it was unveiled in 1886. Dramatically situated on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island) in the harbor of New York City, the statue has served as a reminder for generations of immigrants of America's long tradition as an asylum for the ...


Activation of Energy: Enlightening Reflections on Spiritual Energy
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Mariner Books, 2002

An important Christian philosopher contends that if human energy is channeled in the right direction, "upward and outward," spiritual energy as a motor force in the universe will outdistance technological advance. Index. Translated by René Hague. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book


It is the Same Light: The Enlightening Wisdom of Sri Guru Granth Sahib
Daljit Singh Jawa


In Volume Four of "It Is The Same Light" series (SGGS pages 601-800), author Daljit Singh Jawa continues to share the beauty of the SGGS with those who have limited familiarity with the language (Gurumukhi), history, or context. The following are some of the comments received on volume 1 of this series. "This translation of Guru Granth Sahib is one of the best English translations in my view, as it is in simple understandable English, each ...


A Law of Attraction Book for Children "The S.T.A.R. Powered Twins Discover the Secret of Words" (1)
Dorothy Lecours

DragonPencil, 2009

Dorothy A. Lecours introduces the reader to The S.T.A.R. POWERED TWINS, who are in the process of becoming two very ENLIGHTENED children on an important mission. Follow along with GRACE and JACE on their EMPOWERING adventures as they EXPLORE the SECRET of using The Law of Attraction, The MAGIC of GRATITUDE, and Creating daily I AM affirmations to make their DREAMS come true! They discover the power of POSITIVE words, thoughts, and actions that ...


100 Journeys for the Spirit: Sacred*Inspiring*Mysterious*Enlightening

Watkins, 2010

Sacred grounds and even simple landscapes can put us in direct touch with the spirit. From the prehistoric megaliths of Carnac in Brittany to the Shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad, Iran, to the giant medicine wheel at Bighorn, Wyoming, 100 Journeys for the Spirit reveals the mysticism enveloped in these tranquil settings. Accompanying the superb photographs are descriptions of each place, including 25 personal responses from esteemed writers and ...


To Man in Truth: Enlightening Letters
Barry Long

Barry Long Books, 1999

To Man in Truth is a spiritual master's response to the male predicament in today's world. While men are conditioned to serve progress, achieve success for themselves and build new solutions for old problems, it's increasingly obvious that the male-dominated thrust of society only makes matters worse. Barry Long appeals to men to wake up to the truth of themselves, listen to their women, and put love first. He received thousands of letters in ...


Public Zen, Personal Zen: A Buddhist Introduction (Critical Issues in World and International History)
Peter D. Hershock

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014

Among Buddhist traditions, Zen has been remarkably successful in garnering and sustaining interest outside the Buddhist homelands of Asia, and “zen” is now part of the global cultural lexicon. This deeply informed book explores the history of this enduring Japanese tradition—from its beginnings as a form of Buddhist thought and practice imported from China to its reinvention in medieval Japan as a force for religious, political, and ...


Pretty Things For Nice People: Tales of Patrons & Artisans-----The Challenges and Triumphs of 20th Century ...
Joseph Fiebiger

Enlightening Publishers, LLC, 2014

For nearly a century, three generations of Fiebiger men created masterpieces in metals for the most well-known families and institutions in America. Their firm, P.A Fiebiger Inc., became a legend for its dependability and creativity. In the beautifully illustrated and insightful Pretty Things For Nice People, Joseph G. Fiebiger, grandson of the founder, pours out his passion for the works and their patrons as he tells an American story of ...



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