The term psychomancy (pronounced, "sy-ko-man-see"), is derived from two Greek words, the first psycho, meaning "the soul; the mind; the understanding" (and generally used to indicate "psychic" or unusual powers of the soul or mind); the second word, mancy, meaning "to divine; to foresee, or foreknow; to detect secret things" - and in occult parlance, "to sense" or "to receive impressions by the astral senses". So the word, as we use it, may be said to mean "psychic sensing" and in this work will be so used. The word psychomancer means "one practicing psychomancy", and the word psychomantic means "relating to psychomancy". The word clairvoyance is frequently used by people to designate some of the phases of psychomancy, but strictly speaking, this term is incorrect when used in this sense, the true occult meaning of the word clairvoyance being "transcendental vision, or the perception of beings on another plane of existence - the seeing of disembodied souls, elementals, etc.". And so, in this work, we shall consider the true phenomena of clairvoyance as distinct from that of psychomancy. In this work, we shall regard as the true phenomena of psychomancy all the various phenomena known as psychometry; crystal gazing; perceiving distant scenes; a perception of past events and indication of future events; either in the full waking state; the state of reverie; or the state of dreams. And so, this work will examine, consider, and explain the various phases of phenomena above indicated - in short, the phenomena of "sensing" objects by means of astral senses, omitting the phenomena of clairvoyance or seeing disembodied souls, etc., which we regard as belonging to a different phase of the general subject and which require special consideration and examination. We will cover the following topics in their own separate lesson: the nature of psychomancy; how to develop yourself; simpl 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Logan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139728/bk_acx0_139728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What can ancient warriors like Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun, and Alexander the Great teach you about modern-day business? The answer just might surprise you! In the cutthroat world of business warfare, a comprehensive strategy is the only way to win. This book provides you with the powerful psychological insights you need to train your mind, dominate the competition, and change your financial destiny forever. As a step-by-step guide to winning the psychological war of business, it brings you the power plays, tactics, and secrets of the greatest conquerors our world has ever known. From turning adversity into advantage, and projecting power to effective negotiation, each lesson is linked to the very same strategies that these great warriors used to fight and win their greatest battles. You'll learn about: Emerging from adversity as a business warrior Using Genghis Khan's surprising perception techniques to craft a powerful personal brand How to overpower the competition, just like Attila the Hun How to harness Alexander the Great's most powerful weapon for your business And much more! Packed with anecdotes, historical information and ultra-effective tactics, this book will inspire and guide you on the road to financial freedom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062124/bk_acx0_062124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“Within each of us is one who walks in beauty and balance - the one with access to unlimited knowledge, power, and tranquility,” says Dr. José Luis Stevens. “I call this true self the Inner Shaman.” Now this internationally respected shamanic expert presents three sessions of teachings and practices for living from your spiritual core with Meditations for the Inner Shaman. Featuring potent practices drawn from Dr. Stevens’ book Awaken the Inner Shaman, this audio combines indigenous wisdom, insights from cutting-edge science, and the power of direct oral transmission to bring you: Techniques and insights to help you kindle the Inner Shaman within you - an inexhaustible resource of energy and joy Practices for harmonizing your life with Truth, Love, and Power - the three fundamental forces that create the universe Guided meditations for awakening your intuitive perception, activating the wisdom of your DNA, accessing the dimensions of spirit through the heart portal, and much more. The greatest lesson of the Inner Shaman is the realization that our sense of separation - from each other, the natural world, or from spirit - is only an illusion. With Meditations for the Inner Shaman, Dr. Stevens invites you to take the next step on your mystical journey: to rediscover the true source of who you are and who you were meant to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: José Luis Stevens, PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000641/sp_true_000641_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Sawyer Bennett has written her most gripping and poignant tale yet. Provocatively heart-breaking, audaciously irreverent and romantically fulfilling, The Hard Truth About Sunshine exposes just how very thin the line is between a full life and an empty existence. An angry, bitter amputee. An optimist losing her eyesight. A dying kid. A suicidal thief. Four people with nothing in common but their destination. Despite having narrowly escaped death's clutches, Christopher Barlow is grateful for nothing. His capacity to love has been crushed. He hates everyone and everything, completely unable to see past the gray stain of misery that coats his perception of the world. It's only after he involuntarily joins a band of depressed misfits who are struggling to overcome their own problems, does Christopher start to re-evaluate his lot in life. What could they possibly learn from one another? How could they possibly help each other to heal? And the question that Christopher asks himself over and over again...can he learn to love again? He's about to find out as he embarks upon a cross country trip with a beautiful woman who is going blind, a boy with terminal cancer, and an abuse victim who can't decide whether she wants to live or die. They will encounter adventure, thrills, loss, and love. And within their travels they will learn the greatest lesson of all. The hard truth about sunshine... Warning: This book deals with some tough issues including suicide and sexual abuse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Greenfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083482/bk_acx0_083482_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Clay Sherman: His ideas can put you over the top! Everyone wants to be number one these days, and with good reason. America is a competitive society that is facing unrelenting challenges from foreign competitors. Today's managements are looking for new ideas and new leaders. Innovation is sought and prized. The climate is right for becoming an uncommon leader. And nobody makes the process easier than Clay Sherman. He is the founder of Management House, a consulting firm with a client list that includes hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, as well as powerful, emerging organizations. In The Uncommon Leader you'll learn: Defining Uncommon Leaders: Playing it safe is playing to lose. The five major characteristics common to uncommon leaders. Glimpses of Admiral Halsey Alfred North Whitehead. Developing Managerial Effectiveness: Management defined. The seven functions of management as a bare-bones skeleton. The seven resource Ms. Lessons from Andrew Carnegie and Akio Morita, Sony's founder. Getting Results: Gating. Three key questions. Good delegation skills. Why management isn't perfection... it's improvement. Using People's Strengths: Future focused task orientation and how it pays off. Abe Lincoln's lesson - the one he learned from generals who lost. What to do about weaknesses. Effective Decision Making: What effective decision making is not. Insisting on multiple alternatives. What effective decision makers do and how they do it. Gaining Support: Smart words from Lyndon Johnson. Key strategies for gaining and using power. Attaining visibility. Selling Ideas: Power based on perception. Changing votes, not minds. Group opinions and norms. Building a Winning Team: Clay Sherman's Game, with its six major factors that must be managed well to create a winning team. PLEASE NOTE: Wh 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Clay Sherman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000350/bk_ntgl_000350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thomas Edison was a bad guy and bad guys usually lose in the end. World War II radio host Tokyo Rose was branded as a traitor by the U.S. government and served time in prison. In reality, she was a hero to many. Twenty U.S. soldiers received medals of honor at the Battle of Wounded Knee - yet it wasn't a battle at all; it was a massacre. Paul Revere's midnight ride was nothing compared to the ride made by a guy named Jack whom you've probably never heard of. History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is, as more than half of the word suggests, about the story. And, told in the right way, it is the greatest one ever written: Good and evil, triumph and tragedy, despicable acts of barbarism and courageous acts of heroism. The things you've never learned about our past will shock you. The reason why gun control is so important to government elites can be found in a story about Athens that no one dares teach. Not the city in ancient Greece, but the one in 1946 Tennessee. The power of an individual who trusts his gut can be found in the story of the man who stopped the twentieth hijacker from being part of 9/11. And a lesson on what happens when an all-powerful president is in need of positive headlines is revealed in a story about eight saboteurs who invaded America during World War II. Miracles and Massacres is history as you've never heard it told. It's incredible events that you never knew existed. And it's stories are so important and relevant to today that you won't have to ask, Why didn't they teach me this? You will instantly know. If the truth shall set you free, then your freedom begins on at the start of this audiobook. By the end, your understanding of the lies and half-truths you've been taught may change, but your perception of who we are as Americans and where our country is headed definitely will. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron McLarty, Glenn Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006552/bk_sans_006552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is a general belief that the English /si/ and / i/ are problematic for Japanese ESL learners. This study examines whether monolingual Japanese speakers distinguish [si] and [ i] in both perception and production and what are the sources of Japanese ESL learners' challenges in mastering [si] and [ i]. In the first experiment, 93 monolingual Japanese speakers pronounced [si] and [ i] in the Japanese contexts, and listened to [si] and [ i] recorded by a native speaker of English. The participants all distinguished [si] and [ i] in both perception and production. Based on these results, I hypothesized that the [s] and [ ] confusion by Japanese ESL learners is caused by misunderstanding. In the second experiment, 27 Japanese ESL students were recorded reading an English passage. After the reading the participants were taught the basic symbol-sound correspondence rules such as "s"-/s/ and "sh"- / /. No articulation explanations were given. After the lesson, the participants read the same passage, and they pronounced /s/ and / / significantly more correctly. I concluded that the /s/ and / / confusion can be solved by teaching the English phonics rules without teaching the articulation.
The use of local languages in primary education has been seen by some as an aspect of ethnically divisive policy that encourages the perception of differences and the development of regional nationalisms. The proponents believe that the use of local languages is inherently politically divisive and compromises the integrity of the State. Convinced with this logic, Ethiopia's successive leaders followed a one language policy in education and other official activities wishing to promote a homogeneous national identity as a way of building a stable country until the 1991 regime change. The political change of the late 20th C in Ethiopia has resulted in a far-reaching education reform and transition from a one language media to a multilingual approach in the education sector. Although a novel beginning, the new policy's major obstacles remain material and professional shortages. The writer of this book strongly believes that readers will enjoy reading the challenges in formulating language and education policies in multilingual countries and will grasp a lesson from the successes and pitfalls of Ethiopian policy.
Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of America’s most noted and highly praised writers, and a key figure in US literature. Although, he struggled to become an acknowledged author for most parts of his life, his work “stands in the limelight of the American literary consciousness” (Graham 5). For he is a direct descendant of Massachusetts Bay colonists in the Puritan era of the 17th and 18th century, New England served as a lifelong preoccupation for Hawthorne, and inspired many of his best-known stories. Hence, in order to understand the author and his work, it is crucial to apprehend the historical background from which his stories arose. The awareness of the Puritan legacy in Hawthorne’s time, and their Calvinist beliefs which contributed to the establishment of American identity, serve as a basis for fathoming the intention behind Hawthorne’s writings. His forefathers’ concept of wilderness became an important part of their religious life, and in many of Hawthorne’s tales, nature can be perceived as an active agent for the plot and the moral message. Therefore, it is indispensable to consider the development behind the Puritan perception, as well as the prevailing opinion on nature during the writer’s lifetime.After the historical background has been depicted, the author himself is focused. His ambiguous character and non-persistent lifestyle are the source of many themes which can be retrieved from his works. Thus, understanding the man behind the stories is necessary in order to analyze the tales themselves. Seclusion, nature, and Puritanism are constantly recurring topics in the author’s life and work. To become familiar with Hawthorne’s relation to nature, his ancestors, and religion, it is essential to understand the vast amount of symbols his stories. His stories will be brought into focus, and will be analyzed on the basis of the historical and biographical facts, and further, his particular style and purpose will be taken into consideration.The second part of this book analyzes two of the author’s most eminent and esteemed works, namely ‘Young Goodman Brown’ and ‘The Scarlet Letter’ in terms of nature symbolism and the underlying moral intention. Further, it is examined to which extent the images correspond to the formerly explained historical facts, and Hawthorne’s emphasized characteristic features.The comparison of the two works focuses on the didactic purpose for in all of his works, Hawthorne’s aim was to give a lesson. Thus, it will provide an in-depth understanding of the author’s intentions and his utilization of Puritanism and nature perception.