ESSENCE AND ALCHEMY

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Essence And Alchemy

Author : Mandy Aftel
ISBN : 9781408863565
Genre : Art
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As long as there has been passion, there has been perfume. Wealthy Romans used to scent their doves while in Shakespeare's time, a woman in love would place a peeled apple into her armpit to saturate it with her scent and then present it to her lover. Essence And Alchemy resurrects the social and metaphysical legacy that is entwined with the evolution of perfumery, from the dramas of the spice trade to the quests of the alchemists. Aftel tracks scent through the boudoir and the bath and into the sanctums of worship, and along the way teaches us the art of perfume-making, including many of her own recipes, offering insights on the relationship of scent to solitude, sex, and soul.
Category: Art

Horizons

Author : Phillip Marcus
ISBN : 0744002982
Genre : Games & Activities
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BradyGames' Horizons: Empires of Istaria Official Strategy Guide provides expert strategies for the game. Fundamental information for the nine playable races is included in an easy-to-understand format. Complete coverage of the open-ended school-based skill system is also provided. Advanced community building tools, and more!
Category: Games & Activities

Paradigm Shift

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Have you ever wondered what you might have become, if circumstances were just a bit different? if, you decided to head left instead of right? or, if you forced yourself to go to work this morning, instead of pretending to be sick? These 'parallel' yous might exist after all! Set in the Philippines, Paradigm Shift is a collection of essays explaining the general ideas of Quantum Physics in simple, simple terms, coupled with musings about Philosophy, Religion and Social issues. Discover how Science made Homo Sapiens Sapiens king of Kingdom Animalia-- and this Earth.
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Passport Always Everywhere Poems

Author : Mary Rudge
ISBN : 9781469117973
Genre : Poetry
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Travel in poetry of intimate, stirring, personal and unique insights, through time and cultures a passport that is universal and always. In a book like no other, International Poet Laureate, peace activist, educator, Mary Rudge, known world wide for her legendary travels on 5 continents as poet, speaker at global events, gives a kaleidoscopic view of the world. A significant, eclectic collection. Follow the poets ardent heart through a wide range of interest, from ancient China to Elvis, the Beats and The Doors. People everywhere will choose this book for pleasure and knowledge.
Category: Poetry

Al Kimia

Author : John Eberly
ISBN : 0900588489
Genre : Science
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Al-Kimia - The Mystical Islamic Essence of the Sacred Art Of Alchemy by John Eberly presents a condensed history of Alchemy told through concise biographies of early Sufi Masters. Chapters examine occult areas of alchemical and spiritual interest such as jafr, an exegetical Qur'anic science akin to Hebrew Qabala; the Qiyamat or 'Great Resurrection', of the heretical Ismaili sect; the contrary path of the saintly Malamatiyya or 'blameworthy ones'; Hermetic color theory, and 'hidden' art history. A glossary of transliterated terms is appended that will greatly help the beginner as well as the advanced student of these subjects.
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Rabelais In Context

Author : Vanderbilt University
ISBN : 0917786955
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Alchemy Course

Author : Marcus Katz
ISBN : 9780955856600
Genre : Alchemy
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Entrance to the Alchemical Amphitheatre By Marcus Katz, M.A. (Western esotericism) Learn to live a Transformative life through Magical Alchemy! An Alchemy course in six monthly modules available as a download or paperback book version! In this thoroughly researched course, combining a range of learning styles, you'll experience four simple alchemical experiments using household materials, seven unique praxis meditations, the Ritual of the Dew for transforming your life, and Alchemical Adorations, amongst a range of readings and alchemical exercises. Suitable for beginners and adepts alike, using research of the highest academic level, informed through thirty years practical experience of teaching and western esoteric studies. Find out who wrote the Rosicrucian Manifestos, why Alchemy and Dreaming are related, the secrets of the Emerald Tablet, and much, much more!
Category: Alchemy

The Last Lost World

Author : Lydia Pyne
ISBN : 9781101583685
Genre : Science
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An enlightening investigation of the Pleistocene’s dual character as a geologic time—and as a cultural idea The Pleistocene is the epoch of geologic time closest to our own. It’s a time of ice ages, global migrations, and mass extinctions—of woolly rhinos, mammoths, giant ground sloths, and not least early species of Homo. It’s the world that created ours. But outside that environmental story there exists a parallel narrative that describes how our ideas about the Pleistocene have emerged. This story explains the place of the Pleistocene in shaping intellectual culture, and the role of a rapidly evolving culture in creating the idea of the Pleistocene and in establishing its dimensions. This second story addresses how the epoch, its Earth-shaping events, and its creatures, both those that survived and those that disappeared, helped kindle new sciences and a new origins story as the sciences split from the humanities as a way of looking at the past. Ultimately, it is the story of how the dominant creature to emerge from the frost-and-fire world of the Pleistocene came to understand its place in the scheme of things. A remarkable synthesis of science and history, The Last Lost World describes the world that made our modern one.
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The Problem With Pleasure

Author : Laura Frost
ISBN : 9780231526463
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Aldous Huxley decried "the horrors of modern 'pleasure,'" or the proliferation of mass produced, widely accessible entertainment that could degrade or dull the mind. He and his contemporaries, including James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, D. H. Lawrence, and Jean Rhys, sought to radically redefine pleasure, constructing arduous and indirect paths to delight through their notoriously daunting work. Laura Frost follows these experiments in the art of unpleasure, connecting modernism's signature characteristics, such as irony, allusiveness, and obscurity, to an ambitious attempt to reconfigure bliss. In The Problem with Pleasure, Frost draws upon a wide variety of materials, linking interwar amusements, such as the talkies, romance novels, the Parisian fragrance Chanel no. 5, and the exotic confection Turkish Delight, to the artistic play of Joyce, Lawrence, Stein, Rhys, and others. She considers pop cultural phenomena and the rise of celebrities such as Rudolph Valentino and Gypsy Rose Lee against contemporary sociological, scientific, and philosophical writings on leisure and desire. Throughout her study, Frost incorporates recent scholarship on material and visual culture and vernacular modernism, recasting the period's high/low, elite/popular divides and formal strategies as efforts to regulate sensual and cerebral experience. Capturing the challenging tensions between these artists' commitment to innovation and the stimulating amusements they denounced yet deployed in their writing, Frost calls attention to the central role of pleasure in shaping interwar culture.
Category: Literary Criticism