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The Wisdom of Perversity

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Editor: Algonquin Books
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I should have told. Julie’s right: I would have saved dozens of others. Jeff, Julie, Sam, the academy kids, the Huck Finn boys, everyone else was ignorant or greedy or scared or confused or overwhelmed by bullies, but I was strong enough—I could’ve pushed him away. I did push him away. I saved myself and let everyone else suffer. Me and the god of creation—we’re the villains of this story. Brian and Jeff were best friends, growing up together in New York City in the late 1960s. Then something happened that drove a wedge between them, ending both their friendship and their childhood, something that neither ever spoke about . . . at least until their shared secret resurfaced some forty years later, forcing them to reunite and, along with Jeff’s cousin Julie, to face the consequences of their years of silence. In The Wisdom of Perversity, Rafael Yglesias, the critically acclaimed, bestselling novelist and screenwriter and the author of A Happy Marriage, winner of the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize, and Fearless, the basis for the cult film by the same name, has crafted a novel that tells the stories of three childhood friends who join together as adults to acknowledge the ways in which their lives were altered by the actions of a predator, a predator who now, many years later, has been exposed by more recent victims yet is on the verge of escaping punishment--thanks to his wealth and influence. Damaged in different ways by the events of the past but all sharing the same feelings of guilt and anger for allowing this man to go unpunished, leaving him free to abuse others, Julie, Jeff, and Brian band together to force a public outcry that will assure that he will finally face justice. With a tone that cleverly mixes humor with stark reality, The Wisdom of Perversity is a groundbreaking novel that by giving a voice to the youthful victims of sexual abuse will inspire both praise and debate. “Many contemporary works of fiction are bold,but few are this courageous . . . Rafael Yglesias has written a frightening, evocative, and intensely compassionate novel that manages somehow to do the impossible,shedding light on one of the darkest corners of this human theater.” —Helen Schulman, author of This Beautiful Life “The sly courage, the deft intelligence, and the fierceness of vision that we, his fans, have come to expect from a Raphael Yglesias novel all blaze brightly forth—and cast very dark shadows—in The Wisdom of Perversity.” —Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist

The Wisdom of Wonder Woman

The Wisdom of Wonder Woman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Signe Bergstrom
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1797201042
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Beautiful as Aphrodite, stronger than Hercules, wise as Athena—for more than 75 years, Wonder Woman has inspired and empowered generations of fans with her strength and guidance. This gorgeous collection of quotes from throughout Wonder Woman's iconic history in comics, film, and TV, fully illustrated by a wide range of classic and modern visuals, showcases her wisdom on fighting systems of evil, defying expectations in Man's World, standing up for peace and love, and embodying the true meaning of strength. The Wisdom of Wonder Woman is an uplifting and powerful book for wonder women everywhere. WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s19)

"When the Morning Stars Sang"

Author: Scott C. Jones,Christine Roy Yoder
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110428229
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During a moment of exponential growth and change in the fields of biblical and ancient Near Eastern studies, it is an opportune time to take stock of the state wisdom and wisdom literature with twenty-three essays honoring the consummate Weisheitslehrer, Professor Choon Leong Seow, Vanderbilt, Buffington, Cupples Chair in Divinity and Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt University. This Festschrift is tightly focused around wisdom themes, and all of the essays are written by senior scholars in the field. They represent not only the great diversity of approaches in the field of wisdom and wisdom literature, but also the remarkable range of interests and methods that have characterized Professor Seow's own work throughout the decades, including the theology of the wisdom literature, the social world of Ecclesiastes, the history of consequences of the book of Job, the poetry of the Psalms, and Northwest Semitic Inscriptions, just to name a few.

The Wisdom of James Allen

The Wisdom of James Allen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Allen
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627931805
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James Allen was one of our finest thinkers. In this 4 - in - 1 omnibus edition Allen show's you the power of positive thinking and a path to prosperity with dignity. These teachings are as timeless today as they were when they were written. Many of today's best sellers, such as The Power of Positive Thinking, Laws of Attraction, and The Science of Success, and The Secret owe a deep and abiding debt to these great works. Now you can read the words of the master. This edition includes: All These Things Added; The Life Triumphant: Mastering the Heart and Mind; From Passion to Peace; Light on Life's Difficulties; Through the Gates of Good, or Christ and Conduct; Poems of Peace.

The Wisdom of Buddhism

The Wisdom of Buddhism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christmas Humphreys
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136773215
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A balanced selection from Buddhist writings, including scriptures used by the Zen School, with chapters on the Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism, Concentration and Meditation, the Buddhist Order, and Nirvana. With sources, glossary and index.

The Wisdom of Joseph Murphy

The Wisdom of Joseph Murphy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy,Mitch Horowitz
Editor: Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media
ISBN: 1722522496
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The Wisdom of Joseph Murphy by Dr. Joseph Murphy,Mitch Horowitz Summary

You Are As Your Mind Is Like few other voices of the past century, minister and New Thought pioneer Joseph Murphy gave us an entirely new sense of human potential and power. The secret of creation, Murphy taught, is within your own thoughts. Now, popular spiritual voice and PEN Award-winning historian Mitch Horowitz collects some of Murphy’s most powerful and least-known writings into this dynamic collection. Mitch’s historical introduction and commentary highlight Murphy’s ideas in a way that provides the perfect introduction for newcomers and a fresh window on the teacher’s thought for longtime readers. Mitch’s timeline at the end of the book offers the first truly clarifying and reliable tracking of Murphy’s remarkable career. The Wisdom of Joseph Murphy features: • This Is It: The Art of Metaphysical Demonstration (1945) • Fear Not (1946) • The Meaning of Reincarnation (1954) • Believe In Yourself (1955) • Stay Young Forever (1958) • Nuclear Religion (1961) • Why Did This Happen to Me? (1962)

The Wisdom of the World

The Wisdom of the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rémi Brague
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022679802X
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When the ancient Greeks looked up into the heavens, they saw not just sun and moon, stars and planets, but a complete, coherent universe, a model of the Good that could serve as a guide to a better life. How this view of the world came to be, and how we lost it (or turned away from it) on the way to becoming modern, make for a fascinating story, told in a highly accessible manner by Rémi Brague in this wide-ranging cultural history. Before the Greeks, people thought human action was required to maintain the order of the universe and so conducted rituals and sacrifices to renew and restore it. But beginning with the Hellenic Age, the universe came to be seen as existing quite apart from human action and possessing, therefore, a kind of wisdom that humanity did not. Wearing his remarkable erudition lightly, Brague traces the many ways this universal wisdom has been interpreted over the centuries, from the time of ancient Egypt to the modern era. Socratic and Muslim philosophers, Christian theologians and Jewish Kabbalists all believed that questions about the workings of the world and the meaning of life were closely intertwined and that an understanding of cosmology was crucial to making sense of human ethics. Exploring the fate of this concept in the modern day, Brague shows how modernity stripped the universe of its sacred and philosophical wisdom, transforming it into an ethically indifferent entity that no longer serves as a model for human morality. Encyclopedic and yet intimate, The Wisdom of the World offers the best sort of history: broad, learned, and completely compelling. Brague opens a window onto systems of thought radically different from our own.

The Wisdom of God

The Wisdom of God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Johanne Howard
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1525578782
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God is our father. He is returning to Earth with his army to reclaim his beloved home and to reunite with his children who were taken by Lucifer. This book is about the words he wished his scribe to share with his children, concerning this coming new time on Earth for the reunification and the time of the reckoning. He explains to us how all came to be on Earth and how the ancient wars have divided us and left many to face the dark forces. He warns his children about the coming days, what needs to be seen and understood, and how the works of evil live in our time.

The Wisdom of Money

The Wisdom of Money Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pascal Bruckner
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674978366
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Money is an evil that does good, and a good that does evil. It is wise to have money, says Pascal Bruckner, and wise to think and talk about it critically. One of the world’s great essayists guides us through the commentary that money has generated since ancient times, as he builds an unfashionable defense of the worldly wisdom of the bourgeoisie.

Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn

Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Florence Scovel Shinn
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476771111
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Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn by Florence Scovel Shinn Summary

Here in one volume are the four collected works of one of America's most beloved and best-selling inspirational authors. In her classic best-seller The Game of Life, Florence Scovel Shinn reveals the timeless message that has helped thousands to solve their problems. You can create anything you want simply by aligning your thoughts and words with the perfect good that resides divinely within you. Combined with the powerful affirmation found in Your Word Is Your Wand and the stirring examples of real-life successes in the other two volumes, The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn provides a complete guide for learning how to turn defeat into victory, lack into prosperity, fear into faith, and resentment into love.

The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan Watts
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307809862
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"The perfect guide for a course correction in life, away from materialism and its empty promise" (Deepak Chopra), The Wisdom of Insecurity shows us how—in an age of unprecedented anxiety—we must embrace the present and live fully in the now in order to live a fulfilling life. Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not—and cannot—know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. “Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Watts had the rare gift of ‘writing beautifully the unwritable.’” —Los Angeles Times

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

The Wisdom of Psychopaths Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Dutton
Editor: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385677197
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Psychopath. The word conjurs up images of serial killers, rapists, suicide bombers, gangsters. But think again: you could probably benefit from being a little more psychopathic yourself. Psychologist Kevin Dutton has made a speciality of psychopathy, and is on first-name terms with many notorious killers. But unlike those incarcerated psychopaths, and all those depicted in movies and crime fiction, most are not violent, he explains. In fact, says Prof Dutton, they have a lot of good things going for them. Psychopaths are fearless, confident, charismatic and focused--qualities tailor-made for success in today's society. The Wisdom of Psychopaths is an intellectual rollercoaster ride that combines lightning-hot science with unprecedented access to secret monasteries, Special Forces training camps, and high-security hospitals. In it, you will meet serial killers, war heroes, financiers, movie stars and attorneys--and discover that beneath the hype and popular characterization, psychopaths have something to teach us. Like the knobs on a mixing deck, psychopathy is graded. And finding the right combination of psychopathic traits, sampled and mixed at carefully calibrated volumes, can put us ahead of the game.

The Wisdom of Life

The Wisdom of Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625581203
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In this essay from Schopenhauer's final work, Parerga und Paralipomena (1851), the philosopher favors individual strength of will and independent, reasoned deliberation over the tendency to act on irrational impulses. He examines the ways in which life can be arranged to derive the highest degree of pleasure and success

The Wisdom of Father Brown

The Wisdom of Father Brown Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. K. Chesterton
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 151328553X
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Father Brown is an insightful sleuth who travels far and wide to solve a new set of mysteries that require his unique skills and wisdom. This selection of short stories also includes a variety of locales from Italy to Cornwall and everywhere in between. Once again, Father Brown has found himself at the center of the action. The Wisdom of Father Brown is the follow-up to G.K. Chesterton’s first entry, The Innocence of Father Brown. The sequel builds upon the growing popularity of the amateur detective whose unusual methods deliver positive results. This collection of stories includes "The Man in the Passage," "The Head of Caesar," and "The Perishing of the Pendragons." Each tale is an exhilarating read full of twists, turns and welcome surprises. The Wisdom of Father Brown is the second installment in the famous line of detective stories. The beloved title character is a fixture in the genre spawning television shows and film adaptations. The Wisdom of Father Brown is a delightful addition to its enduring legacy. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Wisdom of Father Brown is both modern and readable.

The Wisdom of the Overself

The Wisdom of the Overself Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Brunton
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583949151
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Inspired by Paul Brunton's years spent with sages in Asia, The Wisdom of the Overself and its companion volume The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga were written at the request of these remarkable teachers, who recognized that Brunton had a significant role to play in the transmission of traditional wisdom to the West. Here is a profound re-creation of these teachings, brought to life and made accessible by Brunton's insights. In print since the 1940s, Brunton's works are considered to be among the most comprehensive, clear, and practical guides on the path to enlightenment. Brunton unfolds the grand vision for human development by investigating consciousness as the source of all experience; how to move from ego-centered life to the transcendent reality; the interplay of karma, free will, and grace; the nature of evil and suffering; how to awaken intuition and penetrative insight; the passage through death to rebirth; and psychic experiences and mystic visions. He also provides seven ultramystic exercises to open the door to higher consciousness, including a healing meditation on the sun; practices for transforming the future, dream, and sleep; and a meditation on the timeless self. These techniques lead to the deepest spiritual realizations—to the true "Wisdom of the Overself." This new edition has been updated to incorporate Brunton's final revisions. It includes a new foreword plus supplementary reading material selected from the author's archives by the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation. Contents Foreword by the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation 1. Prefatory 2. The Meaning of Mentalism 3. The Birth of the Universe 4. Studies in Dreams 5. The Metaphysics of Sleep 6. The Secret of the "I" 7. The Scorpion of Death 8. The Immortal Overself 9. The Shadows of Evil and Suffering 10. The War and the World 11. The World-Mind 12. The Unveiling of Reality 13. Initiation into Mystical Experience 14. The Yoga of the Discerning Mind 15. The Mystical Phenomena of Meditation 16. Some Fruits of Philosophy Appendix: Additional Resources from The Notebooks of Paul Brunton, Compiled by the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation Editors

CSB Rainbow Study Bible

CSB Rainbow Study Bible Pdf/ePub eBook Author: CSB Bibles by Holman
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1535991216
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The CSB Rainbow Study Bible (useful for women and men) features a unique color-coding system that allows readers to quickly and easily identify twelve major themes of Scripture throughout the biblical text: God, discipleship, love, faith, sin, evil, salvation, family, outreach, commandments, history, and prophecy. The study Bible’s system also underlines all the words directly spoken by God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The Rainbow Study Bible is the No. 1 fully color-coded Bible with more than 3 million combined units sold! The features of this Christian rainbow Bible include: 12-pages of color maps with index, a Bible reading calendar, Concordance, Subject guide, Outline of Old Testament History, "Where to Find It," "Know What God Says," Table of Weights and Measures, "100 Popular Bible Passages," and "365 Popular Bible Quotations for Memorization and Meditation," and more. The CSB Rainbow Study Bible is comparable to the NIV Rainbow Study Bible but this CSB Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

31 Facts About Wisdom

31 Facts About Wisdom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike Murdock
Editor: Wisdom International Inc
ISBN: 1563947315
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This Power-Packed Devotional Focuses On What God Says About The Rewards of Wisdom. This ideal Daily Devotional will enlighten you on subjects about how...Wisdom Creates Joy, Happiness and Peace / The Wisdom of God Multiplies Your Capabilities More Than Ten-Fold / The Tongue of The Wise Is Health. You will understand why Wisdom is so important and mentioned 479 times in the Bible.

The Wisdom of Sundays

The Wisdom of Sundays Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Oprah Winfrey
Editor: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250138078
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Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. “I see it as an offering,” she explains. “If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to.” Now, for the first time, the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the two-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a beautiful, cherishable, deeply-affecting book. Organized into ten chapters—each one representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself—the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders. Visionaries like Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, and Shonda Rhimes share their lessons in finding purpose through mindfulness and intention. World renowned authors and teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hahn, Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer, explain our complex relationship with the ego and the healing powers of love and connection; and award-winning and bestselling writers like Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Elizabeth Lesser explore the beauty of forgiveness and spirituality. Paired with beautiful photographs, including many from Oprah’s private property in California where each episode of Super Soul Sunday is filmed, The Wisdom of Sundays promises to be a timeless keepsake that will help readers awaken to life’s wondrous possibilities and discover a deeper connection to the natural world around them.

Economics of Good and Evil

Economics of Good and Evil Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tomas Sedlacek
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199831906
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Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the "Young Guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it's actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of our civilization. It began within philosophy--Adam Smith himself not only wrote The Wealth of Nations, but also The Theory of Moral Sentiments--and economics, as Sedlacek shows, is woven out of history, myth, religion, and ethics. "Even the most sophisticated mathematical model," Sedlacek writes, "is, de facto, a story, a parable, our effort to (rationally) grasp the world around us." Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. Science, he claims, is a system of beliefs to which we are committed. To grasp the beliefs underlying economics, he breaks out of the field's confines with a tour de force exploration of economic thinking, broadly defined, over the millennia. He ranges from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emergence of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to the consumerism in Fight Club. Throughout, he asks searching meta-economic questions: What is the meaning and the point of economics? Can we do ethically all that we can do technically? Does it pay to be good? Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathematical models of human behavior, Sedlacek's groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value.

Wisdom of the Gita

Wisdom of the Gita Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. M. Mehta
Editor: V&S Publishers
ISBN: 9350573156
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All the literature of the world is puny and insignificant in front of the Bhagwat Gita- once remarked the famous American writer and philosopher, H.D.Thoreau. This book is an outcome of a deep study of the Gita over a long period and broadly covers the main teachings enshrined in the scripture. In fact,Gita is not merely a holy book meant for reverence and ritual worship, but it is a fountain spring of true knowledge and wisdom and can be considered as a manual for righteous living. This small book acquaints the readers with the fundamentals of life, which include the human body and the soul, pleasure and pain, God and nature, good and evil, the different qualities inherent in human beings, yoga, meditation, desires and similar other aspects. The book has been specially designed for the busy man of the present day, who has no time to read voluminous titles! Some Glimpses: *The Goal of Life: The man who remains same in pain and pleasure, and who is wise makes himself fit for eternal life. *The Charity given as a matter of duty and without expectation of return, to the right and deserving person, at the right time and place is Satvik. *Whatsoever makes the unwavering and unsteady mind wander away, let him restrain and bring it back to the control of the self alone. *A true devotee is one who has no ill-will to any being, who is friendly and compassionate, free from egoism and self sense, even-minded in pain and pleasure, and patient.