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This Living And Immortal Thing

Author : Austin Duffy
ISBN : 9781783781690
Genre : Fiction
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This Living and Immortal Thing inhabits a world of medicine, research, cancer and death. Its disillusioned and often darkly funny narrator is an Irish oncologist, who is searching for a scientific breakthrough in the lab of a New York hospital while struggling with his failing marriage and his growing alienation within the city's urban spaces. Tending to the health of his laboratory mice, he finds comfort in work that is measurable, results that are quantifiable. But life is every bit as persistent as the illness he studies. As he starts a new treatment on his mice, he meets a beautiful but elusive Russian translator at the hospital, his estranged wife gets in touch and his supervisor pressures him to push ahead professionally. And always there is the pull of family, of the place he considers home. Shot through with Duffy's haunting, beautiful descriptions of the science underlying cancer, which starkly illustrate the paradox of an illness with a persistent and deadly life force at its heart, This Living and Immortal Thing shows how the cruelty of the disease is a price we pay for the joy and complexity of being in the world.
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Author : Brian P. Copenhaver
ISBN : 0521425433
Genre : Fiction
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The Hermetica are a body of mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance (when they became well known) to be much older. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom of the Bible, supporting Biblical revelation and culminating in the Platonic philosophical tradition. This new translation is the only English version based on reliable texts, and Professor Copenhaver's introduction and notes make this accessible and up-to-date edition an indispensable resource to scholars.
Category: Fiction

Becoming Immortal

Author : Stanley Shostak
ISBN : 9780791488416
Genre : Science
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Explores how new organs might be engineered via cloning and reproductive technology to achieve human immortality.
Category: Science

The Philosophy Of The Upanishads And Ancient Indian Metaphysics

Author : Archibald Edward Gough
ISBN : 0415245222
Genre : Social Science
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The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature. The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women's studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.
Category: Social Science

Plague Of The Living Dead

Author : Alpheus Hyatt Verrill
ISBN : 9781612102436
Genre : Fiction
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Dr. Farnham had thought to help the world with his invention, instead he released a plague upon it.
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Author : Dean Crawford
ISBN : 9780857204738
Genre : Fiction
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'Get the cameras rolling - Indiana Jones meets Alien. What a combination of mystery, suspense, and unspeakable horror. I loved it!' R.L. Stine While carrying out an autopsy on a body recently brought into a morgue in Santa Fe, county coroner Alexis Cruz makes a surprising discovery. Lodged in the dead man's femur is a musket ball which, carbon-dating reveals, was fired some 200 years earlier in the American Civil War. But before she can notify the authorities, Alexis disappears. The DIA call in Ethan Warner and his partner, Nicola Lopez, to find the missing coroner. But the closer they come to unlocking the terrifying truth, the nearer they unknowingly bring a warped and dangerous individual to achieving a catastrophic goal. 'Earth-shattering intrigue, hyperdrive action and a desperate race to save humanity, cranked up to the max with scarily realistic science and apocalyptic religion thrown in for good measure . . . a major new talent has hit the mystery thriller scene' Scott Mariani, bestselling author of The Lost Relic 'The fossilised remains of a 7,000-year-old creature dug from the sands of the Negev Desert in Israel become the bones of contention in Dean Crawford's fast-paced debut thriller... The book neatly threads together a wild variety of plotlines' Wall Street Journal `Partly mythical read, part thriller this pacy tale is a page turner guaranteed to keep you up late' Sun
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The Immortal Woman

Author : Carmel Glenane
ISBN : 9780595482429
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Immortal Woman can be read sequentially or by opening up to any page for Her message to be reflected upon for your day and see what She reveals to you for your journey right now. Close your eyes, take a deep breath in, ask your question, then open the book up to a page. This book is your personal living guide as the ancient secrets are revealed to you day by day. Profound wisdom is contained in every sentence as it speaks from the heart through the vibration of love. The Immortal Woman tests and challenges your previously held definition of Love and takes you to a space of truth for yourself where all of life becomes a multi dimensional experience. The Immortal Woman is a personal pocket guide to opening up the Ancient Mysteries of Egypt, Atlantis and Beyond.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Immortal Diamond

Author : Richard Rohr
ISBN : 9781118421543
Genre : Religion
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Dissolve the distractions of ego to find our authentic selves inGod In his bestselling book Falling Upward, Richard Rohrtalked about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way ofspiritual maturity. But if there's a False Self, is there also aTrue Self? What is it? How is it found? Why does it matter? Andwhat does it have to do with the spiritual journey? This booklikens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed underthe intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for,uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it.In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and thatprocess is not resuscitation but transformation. Shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clearvision and tools to uncover our True Selves Written by Father Richard Rohr, the bestselling author ofFalling Upward Examines the fundamental issues of who we are and helps us onour path of spiritual maturity Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in aGerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions ofidentity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr's inimitablestyle.
Category: Religion