Magical Passes

Author: Carlos Castaneda
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060928827
Release Date: 1998-12-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

For us to perceive any of the worlds that exist beside our own, not only do we have to covet them but we need to have sufficient energy to seize them. In this revolutionary book, Carlos Castaneda offers readers the key to this energetic conditioning for the first time, revealing a series of body positions and physical movements that enabled various sorcerers, and their apprentices, to navigate their own sorceric journeys. By sharing this centuries-old wisdom, Carlos Castaneda makes it possible for readers to travel to some of these other realms, which are as real, unique, absolute, and engulfing as our own world. Castaneda offers both a philosophical history of magical passes and an innovative, easy-to-understand instructional format, complete with more than 450 computer-generated illustrations. Written with humor, clarity, and authority, Magical Passes further illuminates the true meaning of sorcery and magic.

Intracellular Signaling Pathways Underlying Respiratory Plasticity in Vitro

Author: Natalia Neverova
Publisher:
ISBN: UCLA:L0096939020
Release Date: 2007
Genre:

Neuronal plasticity is a widespread phenomenon in the central nervous system that underlies crucial behaviors such as memory, sensory-motor learning, and adaptation to injury. Respiratory plasticity has emerged as a topic of great interest because it is postulated to serve as a natural mechanism to adjust to challenges in the organism's external and internal environment that affect oxygen consumption.

Y ahora la gram tica 6 Nivel medio

Author: Mar Garachana Camarero
Publisher: Edicions Universitat Barcelona
ISBN: 9788447535033
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Genre:

Y, ahora, la gramática 6 está dirigido a estudiantes de español de nivel intermedio alto (NIVEL B2 del MARCO COMÚN EUROPEO DE REFERENCIA PARA LAS LENGUAS). La obra, concebida como un manual que permite tanto el trabajo en clase como el estudio autónomo por parte del estudiante, proporciona para cada tema detalladas explicaciones, presentadas desde un enfoque cognitivo y pedagógico. El resultado es un acercamiento a la gramática que prescinde de las taxonomías de reglas inconexas y trata de explicar los mecanismos cognitivos y conceptuales que motivan la elección de una estructura frente a otra. Los gráficos y las ilustraciones que se incluyen son una parte fundamental de esta aproximación cognitiva a la enseñanza de la gramática del ELE.

The Hero and the Crown

Author: Robin McKinley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497673656
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

In Robin McKinley’s Newbery Medal–winning novel, an outcast princess must earn her birthright as a hero of the realm Aerin is an outcast in her own father’s court, daughter of the foreign woman who, it was rumored, was a witch, and enchanted the king to marry her. She makes friends with her father’s lame, retired warhorse, Talat, and discovers an old, overlooked, and dangerously imprecise recipe for dragon-fire-proof ointment in a dusty corner of her father’s library. Two years, many canter circles to the left to strengthen Talat’s weak leg, and many burnt twigs (and a few fingers) secretly experimenting with the ointment recipe later, Aerin is present when someone comes from an outlying village to report a marauding dragon to the king. Aerin slips off alone to fetch her horse, her sword, and her fireproof ointment . . . But modern dragons, while formidable opponents fully capable of killing a human being, are small and accounted vermin. There is no honor in killing dragons. The great dragons are a tale out of ancient history. That is, until the day that the king is riding out at the head of an army. A weary man on an exhausted horse staggers into the courtyard where the king’s troop is assembled: “The Black Dragon has come . . . Maur, who has not been seen for generations, the last of the great dragons, great as a mountain. Maur has awakened.”

The Amateurs Book 2 Follow Me

Author: Sara Shepard
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781484747339
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

It was the perfect night for a party. That is, until twenty-one-year-old Chelsea Dawson disappeared. The social media star was last seen enjoying a beautiful summer night at the Jersey Shore with her friends. But after an explosive fight with her ex-boyfriend, she vanished without a trace. When Seneca, Maddox, Aerin, and Madison hear about the suspected kidnapping, they notice a jarring detail about the victim: she looks exactly like Aerin's sister, Helena, who was killed five years earlier. Seneca is convinced she knows who killed Helena, and she can't shake the feeling that the same person has taken Chelsea. Desperate for answers about the two girls, and the truth behind her mother's murder, Seneca will stop at nothing to find out if the cases are linked. So when Maddox receives an invitation to the Shore from none other than their primary suspect, the Amateurs begin an intense new investigation. Full of disturbing secrets, startling twists, and horrifying revelations, the second book in #1 New York Times best-selling author Sara Shepard's The Amateurs series follows the team down a twisted path—one crafted by a brilliant killer.

Ugly

Author: Stephen Bayley
Publisher:
ISBN: 1468307169
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Design

Cites examples in art, architecture, and history to consider whether ugliness is an aesthetic judgment subject to taste, considering whether an object whose appearance is related to something negative can still be considered beautiful.

The Active Side of Infinity

Author: Carlos Castaneda
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060929602
Release Date: 1999-12-22
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"Ordinarily, events that change our path are impersonal affairs, and yet extremely personal. My teacher, don Juan Matsus, said this is guiding me as his apprentice to collect what I considered to be the memorable events of my life…. Don Juan described the total goal of the shamanistic knowledge that he handled as the preparation for facing the definitive journey: the journey that every human being has to take at the end of his life. He said that what modern man referred to vaguely as life after death was, for those shamans, a concrete region filled to capacity with practical affairs of a different order than the practical affairs of daily life, yet bearing a similar functional practicality. Don Juan considered that to collect the memorable in their lives was, for shamans, the preparation for their entrance into that concrete region, which they called the active side of infinity." In this book written immediately before his death, anthropologist and shaman Carlos Castaneda gives us his most autobiographical and intimately revealing work ever, the fruit of a lifetime of experience and perhaps the most moving volume in his oeuvre.

The Impossible Collection of Golf

Author: George Peper
Publisher: Ultimate
ISBN: 1614286531
Release Date: 2017-09-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In this most recent addition to Assouline's highly covetable and lauded Ultimate Collection, George Peper, former editor in chief of Golf Magazine and 2016 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award winner for Journalism, takes readers on an incomparable golf journey as he travels the world detailing the 100 most significant, historically noteworthy, and architecturally paramount courses. Detailing intricate holes that have confounded the game's best, revisiting tournaments that have made and broken champions, and elucidating on the unique and truly special characteristics of each course makes Peper the perfect golf partner as he walks readers through the clubhouses, the fairways, and the bunkers. From greens as old and hallowed as St Andrews to courses celebrating their first anniversary like Nova Scotia's Cabot Cliffs, from the island mountain course of China's Shanqin Bay to the Hamptons' Maidstone Club, The Impossible Collection of Golf is an unequivocal sensory treat for the golf fanatic, or the perfect feast to feed the wanderlust simmering in all of us.

Dangerous

Author: R. G. Alexander
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1516946022
Release Date: 2015-08-17
Genre: Bondage (Sexual behavior)

Do you like it dangerous? Brady Finn has been a cop and a Marine, but he's never been in a situation as dangerous as this one. Waking up naked in the bed of a man he's wanted for months - with no memory of how he got there - was only the beginning. Rope Dom Ken Tanaka knows kink isn't Brady's scene, but he still can't resist the tall, redheaded Boy Scout. When their search for a missing person requires Brady to go above and beyond the call of duty, they'll both do what needs to be done for the mission - and give in to the undeniable passion between them. Will their explosive chemistry last once the job is over?

Iris Apfel

Author: Iris Apfel
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062405098
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Design

"I have rarely met someone as vivid, as alive, as vital, vivacious, irreverent, joyous, relevant, and needed as Iris. She breathes young air, thinks young thoughts, and gathers no dust. I simply adore her."--Dries van Noten A unique and lavishly illustrated collection of musings, anecdotes, and observations on all matters of life and style, infused with the singular candor, wit, and exuberance of the globally revered ninety-six-year-old fashion icon whose work has been celebrated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and by countless fans worldwide. A woman who transcends time and trends, Iris Apfel is a true original, one of the most dynamic personalities in the worlds of fashion, textiles, and interior design. As the cofounder with her husband, Carl Apfel, of Old World Weavers, an international textile manufacturing company that specialized in reproducing antique fabrics, her prestigious clientele has included Greta Garbo, Estee Lauder, Montgomery Clift, and Joan Rivers. She also acted as a restoration consultant and replicated fabric for the White House over nine presidential administrations. Iris’s travels worldwide and a passion for flea markets of all sorts inspired her work and fueled her passion for collecting fashion and accessories. In 2005, she was the first living person who was not a designer to have her clothing and accessories exhibited at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a blockbuster show that catapulted her to fame and a career as a supermodel, muse, and collaborator for renowned brands, from Citroen to Tag Heuer, and global gigs at Bon Marché in Paris and the Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. In 2015, acclaimed director Albert Maysles released Iris, his last film—now an Emmy Award nominee—to a global audience. Now, this self-dubbed geriatric starlet, whose irrepressible authenticity, wit, candor, and infectious energy have earned her nearly a million followers on social media, has created an entertaining, thought-provoking, visually arresting, and inspiring volume—her first book—that captures her unique joie de vivre. Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon, contains an eclectic mix of musings and 180 full-color and black-and-white photos and illustrations—presented in the same improvisational, multifaceted style that have made Iris a contemporary fashion icon. Astute maxims, witty anecdotes from childhood to the present, essays on style and various subjects, from the decline of manners to the importance of taking risks, fill the book as do lists, both proclamatory, revelatory, and advisory. All are paired with a bold, color-filled, exciting design that varies from page to page. Here, too, is a treasure trove of never-before-published personal photographs and mementos, mixed with images from top international fashion photographers and illustrators with enchanting, surprising novelties such as Disney cartoons, vintage postcards, the Iris Apfel Halloween costume for children, and more.