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Behind The Illusion

Author : Darcy Oake
ISBN : 9781844038916
Genre : Games
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Darcy, a thrilling Canadian illusionist, won the coveted People's Choice Award in Seattle and performed at the Magic Castle in Hollywood before he was legally of age. Aged 26, he dazzled the nation as a finalist on ITV's Britain's Got Talent and on ITV special Edge of Reality. In Behind the Illusion, magician Darcy Oake takes you through the nine traditionally accepted forms of magic. He reveals the origins and science behind various illusions, and explains why there is a difference between what the eye sees and what is actually happening on stage; as well as giving famous examples from history, and his own personal twists on them.
Category: Games

Champions Of Illusion

Author : Susana Martinez-Conde
ISBN : 9780374120405
Genre : Art
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In Champions of Illusion, Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik present a smorgasbord of mystifying images, many selected from their Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Whether it's false motion, tricks of perspective, or shifting colors, Champions of Illusion is packed with adventures in perception. If you've ever come face-to-face with an utterly bewildering illusion, you've probably asked yourself: How is that possible? Martinez-Conde and Macknik, who study the intersection of neuroscience, illusions, and stage magic, explain just why you think you see the things you see.The Best Illusion of the Year Contest draws entries from vision scientists, artists, magicians, and mathematicians bent on creating today's most beguiling illusions. Featuring bizarre effects and unbelievable mind tricks, along with classic illusions and illuminating descriptions of what is actually going on in your brain when you are deceived by visuals on the page, Champions of Illusion is an electrifying mix of science and magic that you will not soon forget.
Category: Art

The Illusion Of Truth

Author : Thomas Nehrer
ISBN : 9781782795513
Genre : Religion
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The Illusion of "Truth" is a multifaceted look at Jesus of Nazareth, his message and religions created, not from his insights into reality, but on fantasy and lore concocted about him. Tom Nehrer builds on scholarly research through personal level of consciousness, exposing myths to find the real Yeshua who trod dusty roadways of first-century Judea. Understanding Jesus’ “Kingdom of Heaven within” requires extensive perspective. This book explores: Historical, social, political and traditional settings for Jesus appearance; The mindset of ancients – how superstitious peasants imagined divine manipulation; Modern man’s mindset – how causality is projected not only onto gods, but onto real world forces, luck, chance and fate, all illusory processes; How life really works – metaphysical connection of Self to Reality, an inner-outer flow; How beliefs create illusions – masking Reality’s flow with shared notions of “Truth” which isn’t.; Many caveats to accepting Gospel accounts as reliable reports of any substance; The real life of Jesus – how the man grew from first-century Jewish thinking to fully visionary status, aware of the Self as driving force in life; The Parables whose rich stories reveal Jesus’ awareness of the functional Oneness of Consciousness/Reality; A deeply critical look at Christianity – its early growth, smothering of alternate explanations and claims to represent true traditions back through the apostles to Jesus. That claim is shown as bogus, when Gospel writers only show apostles as unable to grasp Jesus’ Kingdom illustrations. The Illusion of “Truth” reveals not only how life works and how Jesus was fully aware of its meaning-based flow – but how Christianity grew from ancient notions and layered myth about Jesus, rather than insights from him.
Category: Religion

The Mythmaker S Magic

Author : Delos Banning McKown
ISBN : UOM:39015029197905
Genre : Religion
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This amusing, acerbic collection of essays examines every facet of the evolution/creationism controversy. Delos B. McKown exposes the ambiguous standing of "creation science" in public education, its roots in American fundamentalism, its incompatibility with scientific inquiry, and the clever rhetorical ploys "scientific creationists" use to cover their tracks. Although "scientific creationists" try to impose a pure myth upon our public schools in the guise of science, theirs is a curious kind of reasoning having ominous consequences for any society hoping to ground its educational system on modern scientific knowledge and methodology and on open, free investigation of problems and issues. McKown takes the "scientific creationists" world view seriously. In those instances where they would like to escape a literal reading of the Bible and slip into parable or allegory to avoid embarrassment, he makes them take their scriptures straight. Moreover, McKown puts them to rout with a perfectly biblical bit of theology that he calls "Three-World Creationsim." The Mythmaker's Magic puts "scientific creationism" into its proper historical perspective, shows what its legal and constitutional strengths are, and suggests what may be done to thwart, if not destroy, its malignant influence in public education. For all those who want to actively combat the dangerous spread of "scientific creationism" in public education, this powerful book can serve as both a beacon and a guide.
Category: Religion

Beyond The Chains Of Illusion

Author : Erich Fromm
ISBN : 9781480402102
Genre : Psychology
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A compendium of Erich Fromm’s renowned social theory and philosophy According to renowned psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, three people shaped the essential character of the twentieth century: Albert Einstein, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud. While the first two figures had a great physical and political impact on the world, Fromm believes that Freud had an even deeper impact, because he changed how we think about ourselves. Beyond the Chains of Illusion is one of Fromm’s most autobiographical works, as Fromm not only comments on the ideas of Freud and Marx, but also crystallizes his own theories on social character and unconscious values. The book brilliantly summarizes Fromm’s ideas on how culture and society shape our behavior. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
Category: Psychology

Truth Behind The Fantasy Of Porn

Author : Shelley Lubben
ISBN : 9780983189015
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Shelley Lubben was a porn star. Now she tells the hardcore truth. In Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn, former porn actress Shelley Lubben rips the seductive mask off of pornography and exposes the hardcore truth behind the "greatest illusion on earth". Her spectacular journey from childhood sexual abuse to prostitution to the deadly unglamorous realm of porn sets, Shelley is brutally honest about her past. But that's not all. Having escaped the porn industry at 26, Shelley now shares her powerful story of redemption offering a message of hope to the entire world. The first ever book exposing the "secret" side of porn, Shelley wants you to know the hardcore truth. Pornography is modern day slavery for thousands of women and the millions of porn addicts who can't stop clicking. But you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Behind The Illusion

Author : Marisa C. Acosta
ISBN : OCLC:886382375
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California Education Code section 200-201 (n.d.) states that schools have a duty to protect students from harassment, discrimination, hate crimes, abuse, etc. This encompasses adolescent dating violence. While this education code policy exists, many schools lack the appropriate systematized or cohesive set of materials available to assist staff to address these issues for the school population. Therefore, this project will address this lack of materials at both the school personnel and student level, specifically addressing preventive strategies to be implemented with middle and high school students. The product of this project will be composed of three components: a handbook, a school-wide middle school curriculum, and a small group high school counseling curriculum. The handbook will function as a reference guide for educators on the importance and severity of adolescent dating violence; it will include characteristics of dating violence, community supports, and legal information. The middle school curriculum is designed to offer prevention education for all middle school students for one week every year. The last component, the high school curriculum, functions as a therapeutic approach to support students who may have been victims or perpetrators of dating violence. It is our hope that these materials will be utilized in the future to bring awareness to the issue of adolescent dating violence, as well as hopefully decrease the incidences of dating violence among adolescents.

Beyond Illusion Doubt

Author : A. C. Bhaktivedanta
ISBN : 0892133368
Genre : Philosophy
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The Illusion Of God S Presence

Author : John C. Wathey
ISBN : 9781633880740
Genre : Religion
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"An essential feature of religious experience across many cultures is the intuitive feeling of God's presence. More than any rituals or doctrines, it is this experience that anchors religious faith, yet it has been largely ignored in the scientific literature on religion. This book delves into the biological origins of this compelling feeling, attributing it to innate neural circuitry that evolved to promote the mother-child bond. Dr. Wathey, a veteran neuroscientist, argues that evolution has programmed the infant brain to expect the presence of a loving being who responds to the child's needs. As the infant grows into adulthood, this innate feeling is eventually transferred to the realm of religion, where it is reactivated through the symbols, imagery, and rituals of worship. The author interprets our various conceptions of God in biological terms as supernormal stimuli that fill an emotional and cognitive vacuum left over from infancy.a These insights shed new light on some of the most vexing puzzles of religion, like the popular belief in a God who is judgmental and punishing, yet also unconditionally loving; the extraordinary tenacity of faith; the greater religiosity of wom
Category: Religion