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The widespread turmoil in the human community today is a symptom of the dominance of unchecked desire, or Greed. This book distinguishes two ancient concepts of love (the Greek ideas of agape and eros) and explores how agape, the driver of evolution, when put into play through the harmonious action of eros, displays the true essence of love – Evolutionary Love– that alone is the antidote to the ravages of Greed.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Adam Crabtree
Publisher: FriesenPress
Release: 2017-09-20
File: 152 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781525509698

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Combining philosophy, psychology, religion, and even a bit of physics, Marshall establishes an expanded consciousness that proves the existence of a deeper being common to us all. Addressing the origin of the universe, evolution, reincarnation, suffering, and the nature of God, Marshall delivers what will prove an instant intellectual classic.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Paul Marshall
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2019-03-18
File: 426 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781538124789

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More and more information is pumped into our media-saturated world every day, yet Americans seem to know less and less. In a society where who you are is defined by what you buy, and where we prefer to experience reality by watching it on TV, Eugene Halton argues something has clearly gone wrong. Luckily Halton, with scalpel-sharp wit in one hand and the balm of wisdom in the other, is here to operate on the declining body politic. His initial diagnosis is bleak: fast food and too much time spent sitting, whether in our cars or on our couches, are ruining our bodies, while our minds are weakened by the proliferation of electronic devices—TVs, computers, cell phones, iPods, video games—and their alienating effects. If we are losing the battle between autonomy and automation, he asks, how can our culture regain self-sufficiency? Halton finds the answer in the inspiring visions—deeply rooted in American culture—of an organic and more spontaneous life at the heart of the work of master craftsman Wharton Esherick, legendary blues singer Muddy Waters, urban critic Lewis Mumford, and artist Maya Lin, among others. A scathing and original jeremiad against modern materialism, The Great Brain Suck is also a series of epiphanies of a simpler but more profound life.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Eugene Halton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2008-11-15
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780226314679

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The rise of modern science has brought with it increasing acceptance among intellectual elites of a worldview that conflicts sharply both with everyday human experience and with beliefs widely shared among the world’s great cultural traditions. Most contemporary scientists and philosophers believe that reality is at bottom purely physical, and that human beings are nothing more than extremely complicated biological machines. On such views our everyday experiences of conscious decision-making, free will, and the self are illusory by-products of the grinding of our neural machinery. It follows that mind and personality are necessarily extinguished at death, and that there exists no deeper transpersonal or spiritual reality of any sort. Beyond Physicalism is the product of an unusual fellowship of scientists and humanities scholars who dispute these views. In their previous publication, Irreducible Mind, they argued that physicalism cannot accommodate various well-evidenced empirical phenomena including paranormal or psi phenomena, postmortem survival, and mystical experiences. In this new theory-oriented companion volume they go further by attempting to understand how the world must be constituted in order that these “rogue” phenomena can occur. Drawing upon empirical science, metaphysical philosophy, and the mystical traditions, the authors work toward an improved “big picture” of the general character of reality, one which strongly overlaps territory traditionally occupied by the world’s institutional religions, and which attempts to reconcile science and spirituality by finding a middle path between the polarized fundamentalisms, religious and scientific, that have dominated recent public discourse. Contributions by: Harald Atmanspacher, Loriliai Biernacki, Bernard Carr, Wolfgang Fach, Michael Grosso, Michael Murphy, David E. Presti, Gregory Shaw, Henry P. Stapp, Eric M. Weiss, and Ian Whicher

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Edward F. Kelly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2015-02-19
File: 634 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781442232402

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This book of short stories offers the readers a window into the life of the author as a young boy growing up in New Waterford, Cape Breton in the 1960’s. Focused on simple encounters with family, friends and those who came into his life, the stories show how seemingly unimportant daily interactions shaded and prepared him for future aspects of his life. Anchor of My Heart is a nostalgic reminder of the importance of simpler days which are often not fully appreciated at the time. For the author, the metaphor of an anchor represents the hope that sprouted from his youth and the moral guidance it has provided him during his adult years, sometimes in places very far from Cape Breton Island. It is a tribute to the earliest memories of those who came into the author’s life throughout his childhood and who helped form his world view.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Derrick Nearing
Publisher: FriesenPress
Release: 2017-10-23
File: 170 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781525511998

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An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 1989
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 0192860925

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Talking about a sensitive subject to kids like the death of a family member can be challenging. In this epitaph book, Grandma is honoured in a way that she will never be forgotten. Keep Grandma’s memories alive in the little one’s heart and mind. This book could provide comfort to families during grieving process.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Ligia Carvalho
Publisher: FriesenPress
Release: 2018-12-14
File: 28 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781525532955

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"A love story of astonishing power." - Newsweek The International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2014-10-15
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101911112

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At once a pioneering study of evolution and an accessible and lively reading experience, The Mating Mind marks the arrival of a prescient and provocative new science writer. Psychologist Geoffrey Miller offers the most convincing–and radical–explanation for how and why the human mind evolved. Consciousness, morality, creativity, language, and art: these are the traits that make us human. Scientists have traditionally explained these qualities as merely a side effect of surplus brain size, but Miller argues that they were sexual attractors, not side effects. He bases his argument on Darwin’ s theory of sexual selection, which until now has played second fiddle to Darwin’ s theory of natural selection, and draws on ideas and research from a wide range of fields, including psychology, economics, history, and pop culture. Witty, powerfully argued, and continually thought-provoking, The Mating Mind is a landmark in our understanding of our own species.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Geoffrey Miller
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2011-12-21
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307813749

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Chronicles Esalen's birth in the American counterculture in a insightful history that describes in detail how two maverick thinkers sought to fuse the spiritual revelations of the East with the scientific revolutions of the West.

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Genre: History
Author: Jeffrey J. Kripal
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2007-04-15
File: 575 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780226453699

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