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The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge Carlos Castaneda


Carlos Castaneda was a graduate student in anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, gathering information on various medicinal herbs used by the Indians in Sonora, Mexico, when he met the old Yaqui Indian, Don Juan. The Teachings of Don Juan, his first book, is the story of the first period the two men spent together as master and pupil. This was followed by the other volumes in the series, A Separate Reality, Journey to Ixtlan, Tales of Power, The Second Ring of Power and The Eagle's Gift, all of which are published in Arkana. He also wrote the Art of Dreaming (1993). Carlos Castaneda died in 1998. In its obituary for him the Guardian wrote 'It is hard to find a New Age celebrity who won't admit to having been influenced by Castaneda's powerful prose and paradigm-busting philosophy… Few critics would deny author Joyce Carol Oates's assessment of his books as «remarkable works of art»'


The Vampire's Assistant Darren Shan


Darren joins the vampire, Mr Crepsley, as his assistant and they return to the Cirque du Freak. There, Darren makes friends with the snake-boy, Evra Von (who knows what Darren is) and a local boy, Sam, and RV, an eco-warrior and animal lover (who do not). Darren begins to enjoy his life among the Cirque performers as the youngest half-vampire in existence, but he defiantly refuses to drink human blood — the whole idea sickens him — and he tries desperately to cling on to the part of him which is human. Darren comes face to face with pure evil in the form of Mr Tiny, the leader of the Little People who join the Cirque du Freak, and who eat anything — including human flesh. When he discovers animal bones, RV frees the wolf-man from his cage — and no-one could possibly guess how truly terrible the whole effect would be. The Vampire's Assistant follows some of the amazing characters from Cirque du Freak, and also introduces some more who truly blow the imagination.



Mystic Christianity or The Inner Teachings of the Master Yogi Ramacharaka


Mystic Christianity is a book written by Yogi Ramacharaka (a pseudonym of popular new thought author William Walker Atkinson). This work is an alternative way of looking at the history of Christianity as it is known today, and is valued by many scholars for its uniqueness and ability to provoke thought in its readers at all levels of Christian knowledge. Mystic Christianity is highly recommended for those who are interested in reading about beliefs relating to Mystic Christianity and for those who enjoy the writings of Yogi Ramacharaka / William Walker Atkinson.






2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur Clarke


When an enigmatic monolith is found buried on the moon, scientists are amazed to discover that it's at least 3 million years old. Even more amazing, after it's unearthed the artifact releases a powerful signal aimed at Saturn. What sort of alarm has been triggered? To find out, a manned spacecraft, the Discovery, is sent to investigate. Its crew is highly trained--the best--and they are assisted by a self-aware computer, the ultra-capable HAL 9000. But HAL's programming has been patterned after the human mind a little too well. He is capable of guilt, neurosis, even murder, and he controls every single one of Discovery's components. The crew must overthrow this digital psychotic if they hope to make their rendezvous with the entities that are responsible not just for the monolith, but maybe even for human civilization...


City of Illusions Урсула Ле Гуин


He was a fully grown man, alone in a dense forest, with no trail to show where he had come from and no memory to tell who—or what he was. His eyes were not human eyes. The forest people took him in and raised him almost as a child, teaching him to speak, training him in forest lore, giving him all the knowledge they had. В But they could not solve the riddle of his past, and at last he had to set out on a quest to Es Toch, the City of the Shing, the Liars of Earth, the Enemy of Mankind. There he would find out the truth about himself…and a universe of danger. An Ace Book. All Rights Reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Scanned & proofed by Binwiped 10/11/02 v1, then released in #bookz by MollyKate, downloaded from http://torrents.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=463754 and after that imported to fb2 by soshial (20.05.2008)


Je m’en vais Jean Echenoz


Prix Goncourt 1999 Quelques jours avant de mourir, l'assistant du personnage central (marchand d'art dont l'affaire périclite) le met sur la piste de pièces très rares enfouies dans les cales d'un navire échoué sur la banquise depuis 40 ans. Il part en expédition, et finit par ramener le trésor. Le soir même, quelqu'un pénètre dans l'atelier et le lui dérobe. Très rapidement, la police localise le coupable. Pour des raisons qui ne vont pas tarder à apparaître, l'inspecteur chargé de l'enquête lance le personnage central sur ses traces. Une surprise attend en effet ce dernier. Il revient avec le trésor, en tire beaucoup d'argent. Sa vie change: appartement somptueux, vêtements élégants, nouvelle femme. Mais change-t-elle vraiment? Faire un résumé de Je m'en vais est sans doute la pire façon d'en parler. L'histoire est cohérente et pourrait servir de synopsis à beaucoup de films d'action. Les personnages sont des gens ordinaires vivant chacun un peu enfermés dans…


La vie devant soi Romain Gary


C'est à Belleville, au sixième sans ascenseur, chez madame Rosa, une vieille Juive qui a connu Auschwitz, et qui autrefois, il y a bien longtemps, " se défendait " rue Blondel. Elle a ouvert " une pension sans famille pour les gosses qui sont nés de travers ", autrement dit un crèche clandestin où les dames " qui se défendent " abandonnent plus ou moins leurs rejetons de toutes les couleurs. Momo, dix ans ou alentour, raconte sa vie chez Madame Rosa et son amour pour la seule maman qui lui reste, cette ancienne respectueuse, grosse, virile, laide, sans cheveux, et qu'il aime de tout son cœur – presque autant que son " parapluie Arthur ", une poupée qu'il s'est fabriquée avec un vieux parapluie; il n'a pas de père et chez Madame Rosa, les autres gosses s'appellent Moïse ou Banania. Lorsque Madame Rosa meurt, il lui peint le visage au Ripolin, l'arrose des parfums qu'il a volés et se couche près d'elle pour mourir aussi. Gary disait " Il me serait très pénible si on me…


The Conduct of Major Maxim Gavin Lyall


Reviewed by Hilary Williamson I've enjoyed all of Gavin Lyall's standalone thrillers – stories like Midnight Plus One, The Most Dangerous Game, and The Wrong Side of the Sky – but especially like his Major Maxim series. Ex-SAS Harry Maxim, the very model of a modern military gentleman, is straight as an arrow, which does not serve him well when involved with politicians and spies – which he is all too often. He gets into very serious trouble in every episode, but somehow always comes through with his integrity intact. Harry's wife Jenny died in a bombed plane and his parents help him raise his son Chris – he's continually guilt-ridden when his job prevents him from spending time with his son. At this point in the series, Harry Maxim is seconded to 10 Downing Street, working for the lazy but very wily George Harbinger, and often in liaison (and in conflict) with the devious, somewhat amoral, Security Service agent Agnes Algar – of course, their prickly relationship slowly and…


The Secret Servant Gavin Lyall


Former SAS Major Harry Maxim is assigned to Number 10 Downing Street as a special assistant to George Harbiner, private secretary to the Prime Minister, following the suicide of his predecessor with the British Secret Service. Maxim is assigned to protect Professor John White Tyler, Britain's premier military strategist on nuclear weapons policy and famed war hero (as well as an insatiable lecher). Tyler ’s many enemies, including local pacifists, leftists, and radical students, as well as the KGB will do anything, perhaps even murder to keep Tyler from addressing a NATO summit in Luxembourg. However, are various events surrounding Tyler related? Such as a hand grenade thrown through the door to the Prime Minister's residence, or the death of a Czech defector? Assisted by MI-5 liaison officer Alice Algar, Maxim must uncover a horrific secret from Tyler 's wartime past in order to prevent a massive foreign relations disaster, as well as keeping Tyler alive.


To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf


Introduction One does not have to read very much of To the Lighthouse before one realizes that Woolf has chosen here a very particular style, a way of telling the story which exerts a strange and compelling effect upon the reader. In this lecture I wish to focus upon some aspects of this style in order to consider some of the ways in which a few very important aspects of what this novel has to reveal are directly linked to the author's decisions about point of view and language. One of my major purposes in this lecture is to offer some suggestions about why we might consider Woolf a major modernist writer and link her to other modernist artists we have been considering in Liberal Studies, even to those who, at first glance perhaps, don't seem to share quite the same style: Kafka, Eliot, and certain modern painters. I shall be trying to establish as my major point the idea that what does link Woolf to these other modernists is the way in which her style compels us to recognize a fundamental…


Mao II Don DeLillo


Don DeLillo's follow-up to Libra, his brilliant fictionalization of the Kennedy assassination, Mao II is a series of elusive set-pieces built around the themes of mass psychology, individualism vs. the mob, the power of imagery and the search for meaning in a blasted, post-modern world. Bill Gray, the world's most famous reclusive novelist, has been working for many years on a stalled masterpiece when he gets the chance to aid a hostage trapped in a basement in war-torn Beirut. Gray sets out on a doomed, quixotic journey, and his disappearance disrupts the cloistered lives of his obsessed assistant and the assistant's companion, a former Moonie who has also become Bill's lover. This haunting, masterful novel won the PEN/Faulkner Award. This tale of a reclusive novelist drawn back into the world by acts of terrorism reconfirms DeLillo's status as a modern master and literary provocateur.


CURSOR'S FURY JIM BUTCHER


Book Three of the Codex Alera. Since the Second Battle of Calderon, only the courage, determination and sacrifice of loyal subjects of the realm of Alera have prevented the unthinkable-a civil war that could leave Alera in ruins, devestated and vulernable to its enemies. Loyal Alerans have given their blood and lives to preserve the realm.It was not enough. Though the insurrection of the High Lords against the First Lord, Gaius Sextus, has been delayed for several years, it has only been the calm before the storm.Civil war shatters the realm.Now, the power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a merciless, devastating rebellion against Gaius. Caught off guard by the sheer power of Kalare's attack, Gaius Primus and the loyal forces of Alera must fight for the survival of the realm, beside the most dangerous of allies-the equally rebellious and power-hungry High Lord and Lady of Aquitaine.Trapped in the besieged city of Ceres, Isana of Calderon survives the attack of Kalare's assassins,…


Cursors's Fury JIM BUTCHER


Book Three of the Codex Alera. Since the Second Battle of Calderon, only the courage, determination and sacrifice of loyal subjects of the realm of Alera have prevented the unthinkable-a civil war that could leave Alera in ruins, devestated and vulernable to its enemies. Loyal Alerans have given their blood and lives to preserve the realm.It was not enough. Though the insurrection of the High Lords against the First Lord, Gaius Sextus, has been delayed for several years, it has only been the calm before the storm.Civil war shatters the realm.Now, the power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a merciless, devastating rebellion against Gaius. Caught off guard by the sheer power of Kalare's attack, Gaius Primus and the loyal forces of Alera must fight for the survival of the realm, beside the most dangerous of allies-the equally rebellious and power-hungry High Lord and Lady of Aquitaine.Trapped in the besieged city of Ceres, Isana of Calderon survives the attack of Kalare's assassins,…


3 x T Harry Turtledove


Noninterference — The Survey Service was supposed to observe alien worlds, without any interference. Then, an expedition broke the rule and an entire planet was at risk! Kaleidoscope — Suppose a vampire was sent to catch Jack the Ripper? Suppose all the galaxy has starships, but hasn’t developed Earth’s military technology and firepower. And much more. Earthgrip — Young Jennifer Logan just wanted to teach Middle English, but ended up on an interstellar trading ship headed for the adventure of a lifetime.


White Noise Don DeLillo


Amazon.com Review Better than any book I can think of, White Noise captures the particular strangeness of life in a time where humankind has finally learned enough to kill itself. Naturally, it's a terribly funny book, and the prose is as beautiful as a sunset through a particulate-filled sky. Nice-guy narrator Jack Gladney teaches Hitler Studies at a small college. His wife may be taking a drug that removes fear, and one day a nearby chemical plant accidentally releases a cloud of gas that may be poisonous. Writing before Bhopal and Prozac entered the popular lexicon, DeLillo produced a work so closely tuned into its time that it tells the future. From Publishers Weekly Chairman of the department of Hitler studies at a Midwestern college, Jack Gladney is accidently exposed to a cloud of noxious chemicals, part of a world of the future that is doomed because of misused technology, artifical products and foods, and overpopulation. PW appreciated DeLillo's "bleak, ironic" vision, calling…


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