Author: Brian L. Weiss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-05-01
From author and psychotherapist Dr. Brian Weiss comes the classic bestseller on the true case of the past-life therapy that changed the lives of both the prominent psychiatrist and young patient involved—now featuring a new afterword by the author. As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. His skepticism was eroded, however, when she began to channel messages from the “space between lives,” which contained remarkable revelations about Dr. Weiss’ family and his dead son. Using past-life therapy, he was able to cure the patient and embark on a new, more meaningful phase of his own career. With more than one million copies in print, Many Lives, Many Masters is one of the breakthrough texts in alternative psychotherapy and remains as provocative and timeless as it was when first published.
Author: Max T. Taylor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2011-07-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Great , great grandfather John Taylor braved the wilds and moved his family from the Pennsylvania Dutch country to the new state of Indiana at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Southern Indiana was sparsely settled but formed the base for the Taylor descendents. Dr. Taylors life was strongly influenced by his mothers great spiritual belief in god and the need for a Christian life and education for her children. The great depression years helped form the basis for a lifetime of hard work and accomplishments. The hope of giving something back to family and society makes life worthwhile. His choice of surgical training proved to be the basis for his subsequent success. A letter he was told he should not have written because it was not proper military protocol proved to be the source of a military career that was unsurpassed. He was chosen to help develop the medical care of Americas first men into space, Project Mercury. Forty years of pioneering surgery in the field of heart and lung surgery were the golden age of medicine. Farming, ranching, banking, real estate, flying and travel to all seven continents and over fifty countries fulfilled a life that was more than anyone could hope for.
Author: Sarah Churchwell
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Release Date: 2005-12-27
Genre: Social Science
A brilliant investigation into the debates surrounding Marilyn Monroe's life and the cultural attitudes that her legend reveals There are many Marilyns: sex goddess and innocent child, crafty manipulator and dumb blonde, liberated woman and tragic loner. Indeed, the writing and rewriting of this endlessly intriguing icon's life has produced more than six hundred books, from the long procession of "authoritative" biographies to the memoirs and plays by ex-husband Arthur Miller and the works by Norman Mailer and Joyce Carol Oates. But even as the books have multiplied, myth, reality, fact, fiction, and gossip have become only more intertwined; there is still no agreement about such fundamental questions as Marilyn's given name, the identity of her father, whether she was molested as a child, and how and why she died. The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe reviews the unreliable and unverifiable-but highly significant-stories that have framed the greatest Hollywood legend. All the while, cultural critic Sarah Churchwell reveals us to ourselves: our conflicted views on women, our tormented sexual attitudes, our ambivalence about success, our fascination with self-destruction. In incisive and passionate prose, Churchwell uncovers the shame, belittlement, and anxiety that we bring to the story of a woman we supposedly adore. In the process, she rescues a Marilyn Monroe who is far more complicated and credible than the one we think we know.
Stephanie Beacham is one of the leading actors of her generation. In the course of a career which spans over 40 years, the RADA trained actress has treaded the boards of some of the most prestigious theatres in the world from the National Theatre to Broadway, made countless appearances on television in much loved series such as Tenko, Connie, Bad Girls and Coronation Street and starred in feature films alongside some of the greatest actors of their time such as Marlon Brando and Ava Gardner. But it was in her incarnation as the smouldering super-bitch Sable Colby in the long-running blockbuster soap of eighties Dynasty that Stephanie will perhaps be best remembered. It was a role that would bring the celebrated beauty both worldwide fame and awards and would earn her a fortune. But Stephanie’s life has not always been glamour and glitz – for all the highs, she has had her low moments too as she reveals in this extraordinarily candid but heart-warming memoir. Born with just 40% hearing the young Stephanie would have to overcome her deafness to face the world and make it in a profession where hearing meant everything. She would struggle as a young actress, would go through the pain and the heartache of a divorce, raise her children as a single-parent, as well as overcoming a health scare which nearly killed her in her mid-thirties. And it would be this near death experience that would send Stephanie on what she describes as a ‘spiritual adventure’ to arm her with both the tools and knowledge she believes she needed to propel her through the rest of her life.
Author: Roger J. Woolger
Publisher: Sounds True
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Could our memories of past-life experiences offer a key to unlocking the mysteries and questions we struggle with today? According to Dr. Roger Woolger, the answer is yes—and anyone can learn to explore these extraordinary memories to retrieve valuable healing insights. With Healing Your Past Lives, Woolger gathers together an astonishing two decades of research that he has conducted with hundreds of patients, to offer a clear account of past lives—including many specific techniques to begin investigating them. Readers join Woolger to discover: How past-life memories can help resolve cases of depression, anxiety, and other inexplicable symptoms World teachings and clinical evidence on past lives Six guided past-life practices on CD, and much more
Author: Brian L. Weiss
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Release Date: 2009-09-02
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Der Psychiater Brian Weiss behandelte seine Patientin Catherine 18 Monate lang mit konventionellen therapeutischen Methoden, um ihr bei der Überwindung ihrer schweren Angstsymptome zu helfen. Als nichts zu funktionieren schien, versuchte er es mit Hypnose. In Trance erinnerte sich Catherine an frühere Leben, die sich als Ursache ihrer Symptome erwiesen, und sie wurde geheilt. Parallel zur erfolgreichen Behandlung seiner Patientin entwickelt sich Brian Weiss vom konventionellen Schulpsychiater zum Verfechter der Seelenwanderung.
Victoria Woodhull was a feminist pioneer who rose up from poverty to become the first woman Wall Street broker, the first woman to testify before Congress and the first woman to run for president. A beautiful woman and a spellbinding public speaker, she was also a figure of scandal--a divorcee and practicing clairvoyant turned muckracking newspaper publisher, a free-love advocate (and practitioner), and a socialist.
Ajax, the archetypal Greek warrior, has over the years been trivialized as a peripheral character in the classics through Hollywood representations, and by the use of his name on household cleaning products. Examining a broad range of sources—from film, art and literature to advertising and sports—this study of the “Bulwark of the Achaeans” and his mythological image redefines his presence in Western culture, revealing him as the predominant voice in The Iliad and in myriad works across the classical canon.
Because life is not a bed of roses, it’s not that easy to fall and rise up again and again. Some gains may come in an instant, but that is not real success. Real success doesn’t mean winning all the time, in fact, it means winning the war. It’s what’s inside us that counts. Be successful by turning weaknesses into strengths, and take charge by controlling things instead of letting them control you. We accomplish more as we remove the barriers to effectiveness and have the willingness to change and self-audit ourselves. But apart and amidst this struggle and the war for survival, there are those who struggle to breathe. Who are they? Where did they come from? Who are all these people whom we don’t want to think about? Do we not have any kind of mercy or sympathy for them because they are incarcerated and totally isolated from civilised human society? They too are humans made of flesh and blood. If today it’s me, then tomorrow it could be you.
“If I had a choice to change something about my past, would I do it differently?” asks thirty-nine-year-old Maya to herself. That’s where it all begins. An Indian settled in Detroit for the past fifteen years, Maya spends her days balancing a rewarding career and household chores. Her husband Raj and her thirteen-year-old daughter Ruhani mean the world to her but as she nears her fortieth birthday, Maya starts reevaluating the choices she’s made—or hasn’t made—and wonders if she has fulfilled her purpose in life. The dust on her dreams may have settled long ago, suppressing them, but the quest to find them again stirs her future. When her university reunion comes up, she has a chance to revisit her hometown, family, and old friends. In Mumbai, she meets her college friend, Amit and gets a feeling of déjà vu. Little does she know then that the feeling has something to do with a young, beautiful woman named Madhumita, who had disappeared mysteriously. Drawn to finding out the truth behind this riddle, she uncovers secrets about herself, her close friends and even her family. She revives all her past passions and touches upon repressed memories, only to discover that she has more unfulfilled dreams. In this emotionally charged account of Maya’s journey, let’s see if she can figure out the answer to the question that haunts us all, “If you get to live your life again, will you do it differently?”
Author: Ramya Sreenivasan
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Genre: Social Science
Winner of the 2009 Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize, sponsored by the Association for Asian Studies The medieval Rajput queen Padmini - believed to have been pursued by Alauddin Khalji, the Sultan of Delhi - has been the focus of numerous South Asian narratives, ranging from a Sufi mystical romance in the sixteenth century to nationalist histories in the late nineteenth century. The Many Lives of a Rajput Queen explores how early modern regional elites, caste groups, and mystical and monastic communities shaped their distinctive versions of the past through the repeated refashioning of the legend of Padmini. Ramya Sreenivasan investigates these legends and traces their subsequent appropriation by colonial administrators and nationalist intellectuals, for varying different political ends. Using Padmini as a means of illustrating the power of gender norms in constructing heroic memory, she shows how such narratives about virtuous women changed as they circulated across particular communities in South Asia between the sixteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book will interest historians of memory, gender, community, culture, and historywriting in South Asia. Illustrating how enduring legends emerged out of particular precolonial repositories of "tradition," the book also addresses the nature of colonial transitions and precolonial historical consciousness.
Author: Gillian Tindall
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2013-06-30
‘A major achievement' Ronald Blythe, author of Akenfield A Cotswold vicarage. A former girls' boarding school in Surrey. A Jacobean house now buried in inner London. Three Houses, Many Lives tells the stories not only of the houses themselves but of the lives of the many people who lived in them. From Eugenia Stanhope who sold Lord Chesterfield's scandalous letters, to the autocratic vicar who held the same parish from age 28 to 82, from the just-literate wife of a parish clerk who wrote riddles in his registers, to the cow-keeper who farmed 226 acres in Hornsey till he sold them profitably when the railways came through. Gillian Tindall is a master of miniaturist history, making a particular place, person or situation stand for a much larger picture.