This book is an amateur astronomers guide to the mythology and symbolism associated with the celestial bodies in the Solar System, and even includes some of the legendary tales of people who had or have a connection with these objects. It explores different cultures (for example, the Greco-Roman and the Norse) and different times and how stories were used to explain the worlds they saw above them. Youd be amazed how much of our world today reflects the myths and stories of these cultures! Most amateur astronomers are familiar with the various Solar System objects, but they will be only peripherally aware of what ancient cultures thought of these other worlds. In fact, the mythology of the planets challenges many twenty-first century concepts and beliefs There are other books available on astromythology, but this one focuses mostly on our own Solar System, as opposed to the constellations and deep sky objects. Alexander offers a new angle on timeless subjects and is exciting, informative and dramatic, as well as surprisingly relevant to everyday life. Find out for yourself how our modern world is steeped in the bygone worlds of yesteryear. Rachel Alexander grew up in Nottingham, England, surrounded by the mythology of english and history at Hatfield Polytechnic (UK), including ancient Greek history and philosophy, before completing her post-graduate Certificate of Education (the UK qualification for Teaching) at Exeter University. She then went on to teach English in a secondary school, before eventually becoming a Learning Support Tutor at Exeter College. She taught English to Japanese students every year in Exeter and/or Dorset until 2011, and has taught English to Japanese students in Nara, Japan. Following her time in Japan she returned to education and studied Fine Art at Plymouth University. On this course she specialized in Portraiture and researching and compiling information on Symbolism, which led to and has enhanced her interest in Mythology. She has had a long-time interest in amateur astronomy.
´´You are only as old as you think you are.´´ It´s an old saying. But few people would take it seriously... even the scientists who are beginning to discover how true it really is have trouble believing their own findings. Yet study after study confirms that people can transform their bodies with their beliefs. The more we understand about the power of the human mind and spirit to create the life - and the world - we believe in - the more we discover how truly amazing reality is. In Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Dr. Deepak Chopra explores the experience of health and aging. He discusses with you fascinating new discoveries in science, true-life accounts from his years of medical practice, philosophy from great literatures and religions of the world, quantum physics - all interpreted with his boundless wisdom and common sense. It explodes the myth of the ´´wear-and-tear´´ theory of aging and extols the amazing capability of the human body to renew itself minute by minute and to actually improve the more it is used. Dr. Chopra teaches that ´´today is the youth of your old age´´ and offers practical steps you can take now to create a positive outcome 30 or 40 years in the future - to actually change the way your body metabolizes time. In this program, you´ll find the tools to control the way you age and release your body´s beautiful, healthful potential. You´ll develop new assumptions about yourself that can dramatically improve the way you think and feel about your body and your health, including: How to develop your awareness, the all-important, first step toward positive change. Ten new assumptions to help you see your world in a more exciting way. Making the seven qualities of highly creative people work for you. How your biological age is affected by your reactions to the events of your life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be avail... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Deepak Chopra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000303de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gabriella´s past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a supernatural specialist hasn´t given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her. As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won´t see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of that is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003345de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shakespeare´s timeless sonnets, which describe love in all its aspects, represent one of the finest bodies of poetry ever penned. They include the star-struck Sonnet 18 (´´Shall I compare thee to a summer´s day?´´), the witty Sonnet 103 (´´My mistress´ eyes are nothing like the sun´´), the despairing yet hopeful Sonnet 29 (´´When, in disgrace with fortune and men´s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state´´), and more. As read by the legendary Sir John Gielgud - perhaps the greatest contemporary interpreter of the Bard - the sonnets in this selection come alive with all the passion and profound human insight of their brilliant creator. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Gielgud. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000050de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is not just for atheists, but for antitheists - for people who celebrated the writing of Christopher Hitchens and miss his voice. Making the provocative assertion that the entire enterprise of organized religion is a thing for which the world and our species would have been better without, Oh, Your God! follows in the footsteps of the material observations of Lucretius, Epicurus, and Democritus, and the more recent anti-theistic arguments of Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins. Drawing from timeless philosophers, modern debates, historical events, and current social climes, Joshua Kelly illustrates the shameful and debilitating damage religion has caused - and continues to cause - whether to our psyches, our bodies, our societies, or our world. Citing the murders of Nigeria´s ´´witch children´´, the subversion of sexual emancipation, the tethers of slavery, the attacks of September 11, the pseudo morality of monotheistic mythology, the subjugation of women, and much more, he provides an abundance of damning evidence to back up his claims. Only by acknowledging and grappling with the real and potential dangers of religion, he argues, will we be able to thrive and develop as a species. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056469de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every woman lives by a code, whether she realizes it or not. It informs how she treats others and herself, how much she expects of herself, and how far she is willing to go in order to find success. But is the code we´re living by truly helping us create the lives of purpose and fulfillment we desire? Or are we sacrificing the deeper things for mere achievement? In this inspiring audiobook, Sophia A. Nelson calls women to live out a powerful life code that will lead them to purposeful and successful lives. With the wisdom that comes from experience, Nelson reveals to womenthe true meaning of ´´having it all´´ how to take better care of their minds, bodies, and souls how to achieve professional excellence without compromising their values how to find lasting love and purpose in life beyond their accomplishments how to navigate the sisterhood of women, to build collaboration rather than competition how to heal from past hurts, rejection, and life´s inevitable storms and much more The Woman Code is a way of living, of navigating life´s challenges, and of interacting positively with other women. It´s a way of pursuing our dreams and our deepest desires. It reveals a universal and timeless set of principles of the mind, body, and spirit that help women balance the demands of work, home, family, and friendship. The Woman Code not only calls on women to practice purpose in their lives, it shows them how to do it with grace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra Burr, Sophia A. Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006521de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.´´ These words of the Buddha point to the timeless value of Buddhism. Thoughts both shape our lives and define our future. What is the quality of the thoughts that we are bringing forth? Ultimately, every person is looking for the same thing, happiness and a sense of inner peace. Regardless of how we try to achieve that sense of happiness and peace, most likely we will end up disappointed. So often what we thought would bring us happiness and peace turns out to be short lived. Any sense of happiness and peace that involves us looking outside ourselves will be transient. Everything in life is impermanent. People will eventually leave us, money can be lost, our position or status will eventually decline, and our bodies are bound to change. There is an aspect of life that is permanent and non-changing, that aspect is life itself. The expressions of life are transient, but life itself is eternal. Every person can gain access to this eternal and non-changing aspect of themselves. This book provides the principles and meditations to make this possible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Maxon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080978de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city.´´ In that short line, Anatole Broyard, a 20th century American writer, compactly captures the timeless and enchanting beauty that resides within the Eternal City of Rome. This tourist destination is often one of the highest ranked on bucket lists, for how could one not want to experience its marvelous ruins, mirror-like rivers, and spectacular stretches of aqueducts firsthand? As one sips on fine Italian wine on a terrace overlooking the grand remnants of the Colosseum, one can practically hear the roars of the battling gladiators, and the raucous applause of the spectators. And as one strolls through the coarse, yet quaint, cobblestone streets, one can almost hear the galloping horses, and screeching wheels of chariots in the distance, and even feel the brush of the breeze as they charge past. It is difficult not to fall in love with a city so effortlessly nostalgic, it verges on utopian. The ambitious and fearless emperors that built the legendary Roman Empire from scratch, the broad-shouldered, and bronzed gladiators, with their iconic plume helmets and glinting swords, and elaborate parties attended by toga-wearing Romans fueled by alcohol, violence, orgies, and other godless acts, all paint a picture of Roman life. At the Circus Maximus, the guttural cheers of the spectators reverberated across the enormous open space, but their cries could hardly be heard over the rumble of the ground. On the ellipse-shaped track, 5 charioteers would skew their bodies and steer their magnificent vehicles around the curves. Gusts of sand and dirt flew up from the whizzing wheels and encircled the pounding hooves of the stunning stallions. Distracted personnel and guards dragging their feet, were considered fair game. As one chariot careened to the side, preparing to collide with another chariot, a row of guards might have to try to duck out of the way in the nick of time. Some would be trampled by hooves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094133de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.