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Soul Dust

Author : Nicholas Humphrey
ISBN : 140083807X
Genre : Philosophy
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How is consciousness possible? What biological purpose does it serve? And why do we value it so highly? In Soul Dust, the psychologist Nicholas Humphrey, a leading figure in consciousness research, proposes a startling new theory. Consciousness, he argues, is nothing less than a magical-mystery show that we stage for ourselves inside our own heads. This self-made show lights up the world for us and makes us feel special and transcendent. Thus consciousness paves the way for spirituality, and allows us, as human beings, to reap the rewards, and anxieties, of living in what Humphrey calls the "soul niche.? Tightly argued, intellectually gripping, and a joy to read, Soul Dust provides answers to the deepest questions. It shows how the problem of consciousness merges with questions that obsess us all--how life should be lived and the fear of death. Resting firmly on neuroscience and evolutionary theory, and drawing a wealth of insights from philosophy and literature, Soul Dust is an uncompromising yet life-affirming work--one that never loses sight of the majesty and wonder of consciousness.
Category: Philosophy

Soul Dust

Author : Nicholas Humphrey
ISBN : 9781849168915
Genre : Psychology
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How is consciousness possible? What biological purpose does it serve? Why do we value it so highly? In Soul Dust the psychologist Nicholas Humphrey, a leading figure in consciousness research, returns to the front-line with a startling new theory. Consciousness, he argues, is nothing less than a magical-mystery show that we stage for ourselves inside our own heads. This self-made show lights up the world for us, making us feel special and transcendent. Tightly argued, intellectually gripping and a joy to read, Soul Dust is a keenly anticipated book that provides answers to the deepest questions. It dovetails the 'hard problem of consciousness' with the matters that obsess us all - the fear of death, how life should be lived. Resting firmly on neuroscience and evolutionary theory, it is an uncompromising yet life-affirming work that never loses sight of the majesty and mystery of consciousness.
Category: Psychology

Soul Dust

Author : Nicholas Humphrey
ISBN : 9781743347119
Genre : Self-Help
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How is consciousness possible? What biological purpose does it serve? Why do we value it so highly? In 'Soul Dust' the psychologist Nicholas Humphrey, a leading figure in consciousness research, returns to the front-line with a startling new theory. Consciousness, he argues, is nothing less than a magical-mystery show that we stage for ourselves inside our own heads. This self-made show lights up the world for us, making us feel special and transcendent. Tightly argued, intellectually gripping and a joy to read, 'Soul Dust' is a keenly anticipated book that provides answers to the deepest questions. It dovetails the hard problem of consciousness with the matters that obsess us all - the fear of death, how life should be lived. Resting firmly on neuroscience and evolutionary theory, it is an uncompromising yet life-affirming work that never loses sight of the majesty and mystery of consciousness.
Category: Self-Help

Dust Grooves

Author : Eilon Paz
ISBN : 9781607748700
Genre : Music
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A photographic look into the world of vinyl record collectors—including Questlove—in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. Compelling photographic essays from photographer Eilon Paz are paired with in-depth and insightful interviews to illustrate what motivates these collectors to keep digging for more records. The reader gets an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions, including Gilles Peterson and King Britt, as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. Driven by his love for vinyl records, Paz takes us on a five-year journey unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community.
Category: Music

Soul Full Of Coal Dust

Author : Chris Hamby
ISBN : 9780316299497
Genre : Business & Economics
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In a devastating and urgent work of investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hamby uncovers the terrifying resurgence of black lung disease in Appalachia, its Big Coal cover-up, and the resilient mining communities who refuse to back down Decades have passed since black lung disease was considered a national disgrace and Congress was pushed to take legislative action. Since then, however, not much has changed. Big coal companies, along with their allies in the legal and medical professions, have not only flouted the law and exposed miners to deadly amounts of coal dust, but systematically denied benefits to miners who suffer and die as a result of their jobs. Soul Full of Coal Dust is a real-life thriller, the story of one of the nation's most voiceless populations and its attempts to challenge one of the world's most powerful forces: Big Coal. It is the story of these men and women, who have little access to education and few options in life, and their small group of advocates -- lawyers and doctors often working out of their homes or in rural clinics and tiny offices. For decades, they have been fighting to wrench even modest compensation and medical costs from our nation's biggest mining interests - all for a disease that should have been virtually eradicated years ago. Full of the rich and complex atmosphere of Appalachia, packed with stories of workers who have toiled in the mines of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia, as well as tense courtroom dramas, Soul Full of Coal Dust is an important and timely book about injustice and resistance.
Category: Business & Economics

Rwanda Where Souls Turn To Dust

Author : Um'khonde Patrick Habamenshi
ISBN : 9781440160837
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author, Um'Khonde Patrick Habamenshi, was appointed Minister of Agriculture in Rwanda in October 2003, two days after his thirty-fifth birthday. It started as a dream but rapidly became a nightmare marked by constant threats, insults, and unfounded accusations. He resigned in May 2005 and sought refuge in the Canadian Embassy in Kigali. The following year was a slow downward spiral to the same hell that decimated Rwanda in 1994, a hell of injustice and senseless persecution. The experience left him broken beyond words. He was left with the demons and ghosts of his broken country and with tortured experiences that would surely destroy him if he succumbed to them. Rwanda, Where Souls Turn to Dust is the remarkable story of his healing path to rebuilding his mind, body and spirit. He had to move away from the negative things that had been dominating his life, the loss of his loved ones, and the loss of his previous dreams. He rebuilt his life from the ashes of his old life in Rwanda, a life free of hatred, free of prejudice, and free of fears.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Finding Our Soul In The Dust

Author : John Elliott Albert
ISBN : 1595263276
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Once we recognize and experience our soul, then and only then will we begin to live a life of contentment and begin a truly meaningful existence. This experience is possible and this book is dedicated to this experience.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Pixie Dust For The Soul

Author : Cathalina Pagan
ISBN : 1944849955
Genre : Poetry
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Jesus Christ is undeniably Amazing, He creates us with such Gifts, such Purpose. We humanly bound are unable to begin to understand, often feel Unworthy, Unable, Incapable. Yet - Believers - Believe this! Our time is limited, confined to matters we Do Not control, we are Temporary and Expendable, Yet - Purposeful! Claim such a Virtue, such a Privilege, and stand up to Deceit, to Lies, and Confusion; hold on to what is undeniably true! That we are children of a KING, by God CHOSEN, granted spiritual gifts from above, needed by this world to finally see what we believe. We are merely instruments in Gods' hand, created to be used for His Honor and His Glory, living testimony of Faith, Love, Grace, and Mercy. Let us believe, He lives within us, and hunger for the World to know it, after that, all we have to do is eat.
Category: Poetry

Dust In My Pack

Author : Nancy O'Hare
ISBN : 1775039013
Genre : Travel
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This book is Printed on Demand so may appear as Out of Stock. When you place an order, it will be printed and shipped.Dust in My Pack is a new kind of travel book. Discover travel destinations most people never see and how to go yourself. Topics are conveniently grouped across a wide range of travel themes, including boat trips, multi-day treks, day hikes, temples and forts, ancient cities, getaway adventures, serene scenes, animal encounters and unforgettable accommodations. Within each topic, stories are further grouped by country.The author, an independent traveller with a particular focus on remote, lesser-visited destinations, shares her most poignant experiences. Her stories have emerged over twenty years of living and working in five continents and travelling through more than sixty countries. Relive the essence of distant destinations through her story telling--sense the adventure, navigate random challenges and savour unexpected wonders. For those interested in travel, this book brings far-flung lands to life while providing practical guidance to help create your own personalized trip. Tales range from adrenalin-inducing exploits to awe-inspiring sites. Relive a chaotic ferry ride across Lake Malawi that stretched from twenty-four hours into sixty. Struggle with leeches and bees along mucky trails in Laos' northern jungle during the rainy season. Encounter three enigmatic Mayan cities, and learn the stories that continue to seep through their timeless ruins. Nancy O'Hare brings these and many more tales to life.Where will you be inspired?
Category: Travel

The Smell Of Rain On Dust

Author : Martín Prechtel
ISBN : 9781583949405
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Inspiring hope, solace, and courage in living through our losses, author Martín Prechtel, trained in the Tzutujil Maya shamanic tradition, shares profound insights on the relationship between grief and praise in our culture--how the inability that many of us have to grieve and weep properly for the dead is deeply linked with the inability to give praise for living. In modern society, grief is something that we usually experience in private, alone, and without the support of a community. Yet, as Prechtel says, "Grief expressed out loud for someone we have lost, or a country or home we have lost, is in itself the greatest praise we could ever give them. Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses." Prechtel explains that the unexpressed grief prevalent in our society today is the reason for many of the social, cultural, and individual maladies that we are currently experiencing. According to Prechtel, "When you have two centuries of people who have not properly grieved the things that they have lost, the grief shows up as ghosts that inhabit their grandchildren." These "ghosts," he says, can also manifest as disease in the form of tumors, which the Maya refer to as "solidified tears," or in the form of behavioral issues and depression. He goes on to show how this collective, unexpressed energy is the long-held grief of our ancestors manifesting itself, and the work that can be done to liberate this energy so we can heal from the trauma of loss, war, and suffering. At base, this "little book," as the author calls it, can be seen as a companion of encouragement, a little extra light for those deep and noble parts in all of us. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit