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📝Daily Rituals Book Synopsis : 'Utterly fascinating' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times Anthony Trollope wrote three thousand words every morning before heading off to his job at the Post Office. Toulouse-Lautrec did his best work at night, sometimes even setting up his easel in brothels, and George Gershwin composed at the piano in pyjamas and a bathrobe. Freud worked sixteen hours a day, but Gertrude Stein could never write for more than thirty minutes, and F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in gin-fuelled bursts - he believed alcohol was essential to his creative process. From Marx to Murakami and Beethoven to Bacon, Daily Rituals examines the working routines of more than a hundred and sixty of the greatest philosophers, writers, composers and artists ever to have lived. Filled with fascinating insights on the mechanics of genius and entertaining stories of the personalities behind it, Daily Rituals is irresistibly addictive, and utterly inspiring.
📝Daily Rituals Book Synopsis : Anthony Trollope wrote three thousand words every morning before heading off to his job at the Post Office. Toulouse-Lautrec did his best work at night, sometimes even setting up his easel in brothels, and George Gershwin composed at the piano in pyjamas and a bathrobe. Freud worked sixteen hours a day, but Gertrude Stein could never write for more than thirty minutes, and F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in gin-fuelled bursts - he believed alcohol was essential to his creative process. From Marx to Murakami and Beethoven to Bacon, Daily Rituals examines the working routines of more than a hundred and sixty of the greatest philosophers, writers, composers and artists ever to have lived. Filled with fascinating insights on the mechanics of genius and entertaining stories of the personalities behind it, Daily Rituals is irresistibly addictive, and utterly inspiring.
📝Daily Rituals Book Synopsis : From Marx to Murakami and Beethoven to Bacon, 'Daily Rituals' examines the working routines of more than a 160 of the greatest philosophers, writers, composers and artists ever to have lived. Filled with fascinating insights on the mechanics of genius and entertaining stories of the personalities behind it, it is irresistibly addictive and utterly inspiring
📝Daily Rituals Book Synopsis : Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers.” Kafka is one of 161 inspired—and inspiring—minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his “male configurations”. . . Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day . . . Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced “every pleasure imaginable.” Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books . . . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . . George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers . . . Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to “clear the brain”). Brilliantly compiled and edited, and filled with detail and anecdote, Daily Rituals is irresistible, addictive, magically inspiring.
📒Cultivating Creativity ✍ Maria Fabrizio
📝Cultivating Creativity Book Synopsis : "Creative longevity is about what you do to prepare yourself for the ripe moment, when the potential of an idea is able to grow into something useful.... This book is for anyone who has a tendency to think visually and needs to satisfy their creative soul." --from the Introduction Discover the road to productivity and success by keeping your creative juices flowing daily. Cultivating Creativity is a book based on the idea that creativity requires ample momentum--if you stop, you'll stall. In order to get the creative inspiration you need to do your design work well, it's important to establish daily creative routines. Author Maria Fabrizio has compiled here a beautiful and inspirational guide, a companion to unlocking your creativity every day. Create every day, and you'll be able to keep creating every day--it's as simple as that.
📒Daily Rituals For Happiness ✍ Lauren Ostrowski Fenton
📝Daily Rituals for Happiness Book Synopsis : Daily Rituals for Happiness is a user-friendly guidebook that teaches techniques for experiencing happiness every single day. Focusing on ritual the book details the significance of simple practices and explores how they help instil a sense of self through reinforcing values, affirming connections to the community, and supporting wellbeing.
📒Modern Magick ✍ Donald Michael Kraig
📝Modern Magick Book Synopsis : For over two decades, Donald Michael Kraig's Modern Magick has been the world's most popular step-by-step guide to working real magick. Tens of thousands of individuals and groups have used this course as their primary instruction manual. Now, greatly revised and expanded, this set of lessons is more complete and relevant to your life than ever. Written with respect for the student, Modern Magick will safely guide you—even if you know little or nothing—through a progressive series of practical exercises and rituals, complemented by the knowledge, history, insights, and theory you need to become a successful ceremonial magician. Firmly rooted in the Western magickal tradition yet designed to be fully compatible with your contemporary practice, this book will help you attain full mastery of all core topics in magick: — The inner mysteries of the Kabalah — The most powerful rituals of magick — How to create and perform your own rituals — True meditation — Magickal ethics — Astral projection — Tools of magick — Evocation of spirits — Pathworking — Tantra and sex magick — The importance of the Tarot — Talismans and amulets — Secrets of visualization — Alchemy — Psychic self-defense — Healing rituals Filled with personal stories and helpful illustrations, along with updated and brand-new material, this new edition of Modern Magick features a completely new lesson that reveals the concepts, techniques, and rituals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Chaos Magick, and Postmodern Magick. Ideal for beginning, intermediate, or advanced students, and perfect as a manual for magickal temples, this is essential reading for every true magician. "Modern Magick is a modern-day classic. It has become the standard textbook of practical magickal knowledge for magicians all over the world. We highly recommend it to beginner and adept alike."—Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, authors of Experiencing the Kabbalah and Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition
📒Chinese American Death Rituals ✍ Sue Fawn Chung
📝Chinese American Death Rituals Book Synopsis : Chinese American Death Rituals examines Chinese American funerary rituals and cemeteries from the late nineteenth century until the present in order to understand the importance of Chinese funerary rites and their transformation through time. The authors in this volume discuss the meaning of funerary rituals and their normative dimension and the social practices that have been influenced by tradition. Shaped by individual beliefs, customs, religion, and environment, Chinese Americans have resolved the tensions between assimilation into the mainstream culture and their strong Chinese heritage in a variety of ways.
📒Ceremonial Witchcraft ✍ Black Witch S
📝Ceremonial Witchcraft Book Synopsis : All of the stories about the powers of wizards, Witches and magicians are true! It is possible to create spells to bring yourself money, love, wisdom, contentment and more."This is a powerful and deceptively simple practice with lots of levels. Many years ago when I was new to magick I was lucky to come upon this gem. I practiced it almost daily for well over a year and it really helped me clear out a lot of baggage painlessly and build up a significant magickal charge".In Ceremonial Witchcraft, you will learn:1.The Relaxation Ritual.2.The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram.3.The Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram.4.The Middle Pillar Ritual.5.The Circulation of the Body of Light.6.Completion of your Ritual Diary.If you do the rituals properly, the magick will work. Know that you CAN do rituals successfully.
📒The Organization Of The Pyramid Texts 2 Vol Set ✍ Harold M. Hays
📝The Organization of the Pyramid Texts 2 vol set Book Synopsis : The ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts form the oldest body of religious texts in the world. This book weds traditional philology to linguistic anthropology to associate them with two spheres of ritual action, mortuary cult and personal preparation for the afterlife.
📒Birth Formations ✍ Gloria Ng
📝Birth Formations Book Synopsis : A nuts-and-bolts approach on how to actualize the New Age concept of living in the present moment before conception, during pregnancy, throughout delivery and in the midst of postpartum motherhood for the busy woman who desires to do and have it all. Birth Formations: What Multiple Home Births Teach About Living, Laboring, and Mothering in the Now Encapsulates over ten years of practice in the holistic healing arts and alternative health field to tackle the sensitive and controversial note that all of our reality rests on our ability to think things through. The delicate and intense call of motherhood states unequivocally that: "You can't think your baby out." This book aims to break that one sentence down into doable parts. Part I: Beginnings This section targets preconceived notions about how to create our reality/birth/presence/experience. Parts II, III, IV: Births These sections illuminate the lessons the author has learned and include exercises to process and prepare for delivery and a more smooth integration of these principles in daily life. Part V: Beyond This section gives you permission to fly.
📒Chinese Death Rituals In Singapore ✍ Tong Chee Kiong
📝Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore Book Synopsis : Through a cultural analysis of the symbols of death - flesh, blood, bones, souls, time numbers, food and money - Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore throws light upon the Chinese perception of death and how they cope with its eventuality. In the seeming mass of religious rituals and beliefs, it suggests that there is an underlying logic to the rituals. This in turn leads Kiong to examine the interrelationship between death and the socioeconomic value system of China as a whole.
📒Ritual Images And Daily Life ✍ Gerhard Jaritz
📝Ritual Images and Daily Life Book Synopsis : Medieval images and their content, intentions, and functions regularly followed specific strategies, rituals, and symbols of communication. This is true for religious as well as for secular images. One can recognize these strategies and rituals through analyzing the patterns that occur in the varieties of image construction, image space, image messages, and their perception. This book contains contributions by international specialists whose research interests concentrate on these patterns, the rituals associated with them, and the influences of these phenomena on the daily life of the image audience. (Series: History: Research and Science / Geschichte: Forschung und Wissenschaft - Vol. 39)
✍Author : Cathy Wilson
♛Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
♣Release Date : 2015-03-01
♠ISBN : 9781312958500
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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📝Mediterranean Food Book 12 Effective and Powerful Daily Rituals That Help You Lose Weight Find Energy Live Healthy Burn Belly Fat Sleep Sound Forever Book Synopsis : MEDITERRANEAN FOOD BOOK: 12 Effective and Powerful Daily Rituals That Help You Lose Weight, Find Energy, Live Healthy, Burn BELLY FAT & SLEEP Sound FOREVER will help you escape into the heart healthy and carefree Mediterranean lifestyle. Do you find yourself tired all the time? Are you sick and tired of dieting? Do you want to enjoy what you’re eating? Mediterranean Food Book shows you how to lose weight, find energy, sleep sound, and live healthy the carefree relaxing Mediterranean way! Start living your life the Mediterranean way TODAY!
📒Happiness Is A Habit ✍ Michele Phillips
📝Happiness is a Habit Book Synopsis : Renovate the rhythm of your life to create a healthier, happier you! Forget superficial fixes like fad diets or shopping sprees and instead learn how implementing simple daily habits can improve your quality of life. Author Michelle Phillips will guide you in your quest to happiness by introducing you to helpful routines like listening to audio books in the shower spending time with nature establishing bad day emergency plans As you read this practical guide to happiness, you will come to see that the confidence, vitality, and joy that you deserve are just a habit away!
📒Mortal Rituals ✍ Matt J. Rossano
📝Mortal Rituals Book Synopsis : On December 21, 1972, sixteen young survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 were rescued after spending ten weeks stranded at the crash site of their plane, high in the remote Andes Mountains. The incident made international headlines and spawned several bestselling books, fueled partially by the fact that the young men had resorted to cannibalism to survive. Matt Rossano examines this story from an evolutionary perspective, weaving together findings and ideas from anthropology, psychology, religion, and cognitive science. He ties their story to our story, seeing in the mortal rituals of this ten-week struggle a reflection of the very essence of what it means to be human. During their ordeal, the Andes’ survivors (re)created a primitive yet complex social system embodying the efficiency and flexibility necessary to meet the challenges of a harsh environment. They broke “civilized” taboos to fend off starvation and abandoned “civilized” modes of thinking to maintain social unity and personal sanity. These young men established daily routines and rituals that perpetuated their survival while sustaining their morale. Finally, through the power of ritual, they accessed the mind’s ability to endure severe emotional and physical hardship. All of these essential strategies have deep evolutionary histories. They are what our ancestors did for millennia upon millennia in their struggle to survive.
📒Commentaries On Living 2 ✍ Jiddu Krishnamurti
📝Commentaries on Living 2 Book Synopsis : What You Are Is Much More Important Than What You Should Be. You Can Understand What Is , But You Cannot Understand What Should Be. The Essential Message Of J. Krishnamurti, Revered Philosopher And Spiritual Teacher, Challenges The Limits Of Ordinary Thought. In Talks To Audiences Worldwide He Pointed Out To Listeners The Tangled Net Of Ideas, Organizational Beliefs And Psychological Mind-Sets In Which Humanity Is Caught, And That Truth The Understanding Of What Is Not Effort, Is The Key Factor Of Human Liberation. Commentaries On Living, A Three-Volume Series, Records Krishnamurti S Meetings With Individual Seekers Of Truth From All Walks Of Life. In These Dialogues, He Reveals The Thought-Centred Roots Of Human Sorrow And Comments On The Struggles And Issues Common To Those Who Strive To Break The Boundaries Of Personality And Self-Limitation. In Over Fifty Essays In Each Volume, Krishnamurti Explores Topics As Diverse As: Knowledge Truth Fulfilment Meditation Love Effort Seeking Life And Death Education The Series Invites Readers To Take A Voyage On An Unchartered Sea With Krishnamurti In His Exploration Of The Conditioning Of The Mind And Its Freedom.
📒Fodor S Provence The French Riviera ✍ Fodor's
📝Fodor s Provence the French Riviera Book Synopsis : Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Provence & the French Riviera (including the Alpilles, Arles, Marseille, and the Central Coast, with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Provence & the French Riviera as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Provence & the French Riviera: Famed for its Lavender Route, the honey-gold hill towns of the Luberon, and vibrant cities like Aix and Marseilles, Provence was dazzlingly abstracted in geometric daubs of paint by van Gogh and Cézanne. Still haunted by the genius of van Gogh, Arles remains fiercely Provençal and is famed for its folklore events. The spiky Alpilles mountains guard treasures like les Bauz-de-Provence: be bewitched by its ville morte (dead town) and luxurious l’Oustau de la Baumanière inn. Avignon and the Vaucluse are the heart of Provençal delights. Presided over by its medieval Palais des Papes, Avignon is an ideal gateway for exploring the nearby Roman ruins of Orange. About 10 miles east of Avignon is the Sorgue Valley, where everybody goes “flea”-ing in the famous antiques market at l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. For one day, join all those fashionable folk for whom café squatting, people watching, and boutique shopping are a way of life in Aix-en-Provence (one of France’s 10 richest towns). Enjoy the elegant 18th-century streets, then track the spirit of Cézanne at his famous studio and nearby Mont Ste-Victoire. Head south to become a Calanques castaway before diving into Marseille, one of France’s most vibrant and colorful cities. The French Riviera can supply the visitor with everything his heart desires—and his purse can stand. Home to sophisticated resorts beloved by billionaires, remote hill villages colonized by artists, Mediterranean beaches, and magnificent views, the Côte d’Azur stretches from Marseille to Menton. Thrust out like two gigantic arms, divided by the Valley of the Var at Nice, the Alpes-Maritime peaks protect the length of that favored coast from St-Tropez to the Italian frontier. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera, 9th Edition but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.
📒Sustaining Executive Performance ✍ Steven P. MacGregor
📝Sustaining Executive Performance Book Synopsis : Thousands of executives have discovered a powerful truth: the best way to improve your performance is to improve your health and well being. Now, top executive coach Steven MacGregor helps you leverage this truth in your life and your business. MacGregor brings together breakthrough insights and techniques he's honed through seven years pioneering the internationally-renowned Sustaining Executive Performance (SEP) program, and working with hundreds of leading executives worldwide. In Sustaining Executive Performance , he reveals the profound connections between living a more sustainable, happy, and productive life and improving your organization on metrics ranging from innovation to resilience. MacGregor addresses core business themes including design thinking, continuous innovation, and corporate social responsibility. Next, he shows how to apply all five elements of the SEP program in your own life: MOVE, RECOVER, FOCUS, FUEL, and TRAIN. Finally, he offers specific guidance for changing your own habits in areas ranging from sleep to meetings and communication. Throughout you'll find interviews with leading executives and experts. Each interview offers specific takeaways you can use to become a more effective leader — and a more fulfilled human being.
📒Mastering Life Before It S Too Late ✍ Robert J. Morgan
📝Mastering Life Before It s Too Late Book Synopsis : Pastor Rob Morgan provides ten biblical laws for pleasantly productive people by answering the question: How do I gain mastery of my life before it’s too late? A lifelong student of the Bible, Rob Morgan has spent forty years reading thousands of pages about maximizing each day and becoming purposeful and productive. Now he has found a simple plan that works—featuring ten biblical principles that transcend human wisdom. These life patterns can be implemented today whether you’re a student or a senior adult, a novice or an executive. They can help anyone, anytime, anywhere develop a perpetually effective life. 1. Listen to a twelve-year-old: Jesus’ first statement was: Be about your Father’s business. 2. Redeem the time: Wasted hours can never be regained. 3. Clear the decks: God isn’t disorganized; why should we be? 4. Maximize the morning: Schedule a standing appointment with God. 5. Pull off at rest stops: Routinely replenish your inner resources. 6. Operate on yourself: Diagnose and treat yourself spiritually. 7. Live “As If”: Act by faith even when your emotions aren’t cooperating. 8. Bathe in the Dead Sea: Experience the buoyancy of biblical joy. 9. Practice the power of plodding: Effectively complete major tasks by persistently working in small increments. 10. Remember there are two of you: It’s Christ in you Who’s achieving significance. Based on actual Scriptures, this simple, hope-filled plan for mastering life before it’s too late will put you on the path toward a lifetime of success.
📒Joel Obadiah Malachi ✍ David W. Baker
📝Joel Obadiah Malachi Book Synopsis : These three short prophetic books of the Old Testament each contain a dual message. On one hand are messages of impending judgment—for all peoples on the Day of the Lord, for an enemy of Israel, and for Israel herself. On the other hand are messages of great hope—of the pouring out of God’s Spirit, of restoration and renewal, and of a coming Messiah. Placing judgment and hope together in such a manner may seem paradoxical to a contemporary mindset. But the complete message of these prophets gives a fuller picture of God—who despises and rightly judges sin and rebellion, but who also lovingly invites people to return to him so that he might bestow his wonderful grace and blessings. It is a message no less timely today than when these books were first written, and David W. Baker skillfully bridges the centuries in helping believers today understand and apply it. Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable—but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.