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Shadows Of Ecstasy

Author : Charles Williams
ISBN : 9781498295048
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Michael Eigen
ISBN : 0819565318
Genre : Philosophy
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Leading psychotherapist offers compelling insights into the vital force of ecstasy.
Category: Philosophy

Charles Williams Omnibus War In Heaven Many Dimensions The Place Of The Lion Shadows Of Ecstasy The Greater Trumps Descent Into Hell All Hallo

Author : Charles Williams
ISBN : 1781392315
Genre : Fiction
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This book is an omnibus edition containing the seven novels that Charles Williams wrote as well as a short story that he wrote for the London Mercury: War in Heaven (1930) - The Holy Grail is discovered in a small country parish and becomes both a sacramental object to protect or a cup of power to exploit. Many Dimensions (1931) - The Stone of Suleiman is illegally acquired from its Islamic guardian in Baghdad and taken to England, it is discovered the stone allows its possessor to transcend the barriers of space and time. The Place of the Lion (1931) - Platonic archetypes begin to appear in an English market town, wreaking havoc and unveiling the spiritual strengths and flaws of the townspeople. Shadows of Ecstasy (1931) - A man discovers that by focusing his energies inward he can extend his life almost indefinitely. He undertakes an experiment using to die and resurrect his own body in order to attain immortality. The Greater Trumps (1932) - The original Tarot is used to unlock immense power, allowing those who possess it to see across space and time, create matter, and create powerful natural storms. Descent into Hell (1937) - An academic fetishizes a woman to the extent that his perversion takes the form of a female demon. The cycle of sin brings about the necessity for redemptive acts. All Hallows' Eve (1945) - Explores the meaning of suffering and empathy by removing the barrier between the living and the dead through both black magic and divine love. Et in Sempiternum Pereant (1935) - In this short story a retired Lord Chief Justice is on a walk in the countryside when he enters a burning house and encounters a troubled spirit on its way to Hell. This is the only tale of this kind that Williams wrote - sketchy in detail but terrifying through implication. Williams was admired by his contemporaries including T. S. Eliot and W. H. Auden, his especially by C. S. Lewis, whose novel That Hideous Strength is considered to be entirely inspired by Williams's work. When he moved to Oxford he participated regularly in Lewis's literary society known as the Inklings. This enabled Williams to read and improve his final published novel, All Hallows' Eve, as well as to hear J. R. R. Tolkien read some of his early drafts of The Lord of the Rings aloud to the group.
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Author : Stewart O'Nan
ISBN : 9780743267533
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A chronicle of the Boston Red Sox's 2004 baseball season features a running diary of observations, arguments, play analyses, and controversial management decisions, as recorded by a pair of best-selling horror writers and diehard Red Sox fans.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tourist To Ecstasy

Author : Tim Lilburn
ISBN : 0920428290
Genre : Canadian poetry
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Ecstasy In Darkness

Author : Gena Showalter
ISBN : 9781439175798
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling sensation Gena Showalter enthralls with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, powers beyond imagining, and a seductive vampire undone by his insatiable hunger for one woman. . . . Growing up poor on New Chicago’s meanest streets, Ava Sans had two options: be the predator or be the prey. No contest. Now, working for Alien Investigation and Removal, she’s been ordered to capture the biggest, baddest warrior of all—a vampire too beautiful to be real, with the abilityto manipulate time. Once the leader of the entire vampire army, McKell has been deemed savage and unstable, spurned even by his own kind. To McKell, humans should be nothing more than sustenance. Yet the petite, golden-skinned Ava is a fascinating contradiction—vicious yet witty, strong yet vulnerable, lethal but fiercely loyal. Against his better judgment, McKell craves that loyalty, and much more. When the chase leads to seduction, McKell and Ava will race to discover the truth about his past. But the answers will come at a price, even for a woman who thought she had nothing left to lose. . . .
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Owning Your Own Shadow

Author : Robert A. Johnson
ISBN : 9780061957680
Genre : Self-Help
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A bestselling author shows how we can reclaim and make peace with the "shadow" side of our personality.
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Piano Man

Author : Charles Beauclerk
ISBN : 9780857200129
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first full biography of John Ogdon; a tortured genius and arguably the greatest British pianist of all time. From the beginning of his professional career as a soloist John Ogdon was hailed as a musician of rare understanding and phenomenal technical gifts. Able to play and memorize just about any score at sight, tales of his impossible exploits at the keyboard are legion. Yet Ogdon was a man of extremes and it was this very extremity, while the source of much of his gift, that also led to appalling suffering. Here was a man whose feelings were inexpressibly deep and often tormenting, and Ogdon's glory days, following his coveted Tchaikovsky prize in 1962, came to a sudden end in 1973 when he suffered a severe mental breakdown which led to his being certified insane and made patient of the Court of Protection. Over the course of several harrowing years Ogdon would spend large periods of time in and out of psychiatric wards and halfway houses. The drugs and treatments prescribed sometimes affected his coordination, and his reputation suffered as a result. Yet Ogdon's commitment to his art remained undimmed, and until the end he drew out performances of tremendous beauty and conviction from the depths of his ravaged heart. In this illuminating biography, Charles Beauclerk explores the life of a brilliantly inspired artist, for whom music was both his cross and his salvation.
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Visionary Wanderings

Author : John Lars Zwerenz
ISBN : 9781469162508
Genre : Poetry
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John Lars Zwerenz has created a distinct persona and voice in this new collection of his poetry entitled VISIONARY WANDERINGS. With this, Zwerenz wanders far and wide and comes up with diverse and seemingly unnumbered beauty. These are poems that speak to the feeling of infinity in men- like Keats Grecian urn. The cornucopia of natural imagery defined by its relation to godhood and its virtues, to the wrought beauty of ornaments standing on their places in church and palace, can be likened to the labor and results of Rembrandt.
Category: Poetry