The Secret of the Old Masters - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Albert Abendschein

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781295988358


Page: 214

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle

American English

Author: Robert Arthur

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440147819

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Every true “The Three Investigators”-Fan dreams about following the adventures of Jupiter, Pete and Bob in the original American edition. “The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle”, finally available for your reading device! Alfred Hitfield has found new helpers: The Three Investigators Jupiter, Pete and Bob. Their first task is to find a haunted house for a movie set. But when the boys arrive for an overnight visit at Terror Castle, home of a deceased horror-movie actor, they soon discover how the place got its name.

Color and Culture

Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction

Author: John Gage

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520222253

Category: Art

Page: 335

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An encyclopaedic work on color in Western art and culture from the Middle Ages to Post-Modernism.

Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record

Zen Comments by Hakuin and Tenkei

Author: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828839

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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The Blue Cliff Record is a classic text of Zen Buddhism, designed to assist in the activation of dormant human potential. The core of this extraordinary work is a collection of one hundred traditional citations and stories, selected for their ability to bring about insight and enlightenment. These vignettes are known as gongan in Chinese and koan in Japanese. Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record is a fresh translation featuring newly translated commentary from two of the greatest Zen masters of early modern Japan, Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1768) of the Rinzai sect of Zen and Tenkei Denson (1648–1735) of the Soto sect of Zen. This translation and commentary on The Blue Cliff Record sheds new light on the meaning of this central Zen text.

The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll

The Search for Dare Wright

Author: Jean Nathan

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466845309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A glamorous, haunted life unfolds in the mesmerizing biography of the woman behind a classic children's book In 1957, a children's book called The Lonely Doll was published. With its pink-and-white-checked cover and photographs featuring a wide-eyed doll, it captured the imaginations of young girls and made the author, Dare Wright, a household name. Close to forty years after its publication, the book was out of print but not forgotten. When the cover image inexplicably came to journalist Jean Nathan one afternoon, she went in search of the book-and ultimately its author. Nathan found Dare Wright living out her last days in a decrepit public hospital in Queens, New York. Over the next five years, Nathan pieced together a glamorous life. Blond, beautiful Wright had begun her career as an actress and model and then turned to fashion photography before stumbling upon her role as bestselling author. But there was a dark side to the story: a brother lost in childhood, ill-fated marriage plans, a complicated, controlling mother. Edith Stevenson Wright, herself a successful portrait painter, played such a dominant role in her daughter's life that Dare was never able to find her way into the adult world. Only through her work could she speak for herself: in her books she created the happy family she'd always yearned for, while her self-portraits betrayed an unresolved tension between sexuality and innocence, a desire to belong and painful isolation. Illustrated with stunning photographs, The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, imprisoned by her childhood, sought to set herself free through art.

Masters of the Secrets

The Science of Getting Rich & Master Key System Expanded Bestseller Version

Author: Prof. C. Wattles Haanel Mentz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469122375

Category: Self-Help

Page: 153

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This book has several exciting features: Commentary on the following authors is included: Wallace Wattles, Dr. Joseph Murphy, Judge Thomas Troward, Dr. Charles Haanel, Dr. Christian Larson, Dr. Napoleon Hill, Prentice Mulford, William Walker Atkinson, James Allen, and Robert Collier. This book also contains an inspiring version of: The 8 Fold Path, 25 Secrets to Gratitude, A metaphysical Exercise for Health by Wattles, 12 Steps for Abundance, and an prosperity analysis of the Beatitudes. Prof. Mentz has studied the greatest authors of personal growth and self help philosophy for over 20 years. He began researching metaphysics, human potential, Christian mystics, Eastern spirituality, ancient fraternal rites, and secret orders to extract the leading principles for growth of mind, body and soul. After reading some 500 books in the field of success and attending hundreds of lectures that discussed life improvement subjects, he has complied summaries of what he believes to be the most effective strategies throughout the world.

David Hockney


Author: Sarah Howgate,Barbara Stern Shapiro,Mark Glazebrook,Marco Livingstone,Edmund White,Los Angeles County Museum of Art,National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030011754X

Category: Art

Page: 256

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David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most significant artists exploring and pushing the boundaries of figurative art today. Hockney has been engaged with portraiture since his teenage years, when he painted Portrait of My Father (1955), and his self-portraits and depictions of family, lovers, and friends represent an intimate visual diary of the artist’s life. This beautifully illustrated book examines Hockney’s portraits in all media—painting, drawing, photography, and prints—and has been produced in close collaboration with the artist. Featured subjects include members of Hockney’s family and private circle, as well as portraits of such artists and cultural figures as Lucian Freud, Francesco Clemente, R. B. Kitaj, Helmet Newton, Lawrence Weschler, and W. H. Auden. The authors reveal how Hockney’s creative development and concerns about representation can be traced through his portrait work: from his battle with naturalism to his experimentation with and later rejection of photography, and from his recent camera lucida drawings to his return to painting from life. Featuring more than 250 works from the past fifty years, David Hockney Portraits illustrates not only the fascinating range of Hockney’s creative practice but also the unique and cyclical nature of his artistic concerns.

Yoga Nidra

A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing (Easyread Large Edition)

Author: Richard Miller


ISBN: 1458785378


Page: 136

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One of the most enjoyable parts of a yoga class comes when we rest in savasanathe corpse poseand realize deep serenity, a sense of effortless joy, and a glimpse into our true nature as unqualified presence. How is this so? Master teacher Richard Miller explains that this experience is a manifestation of yoga nidra, the meditative state of mind-body union at the heart of all yoga practice. A powerful integration of book and CD audio learning, Yoga Nidra is an ancient tantric yoga path that leads to inner freedom. Through accessible language appropriate for any level of practice, Miller takes us step-by-step through the traditional techniques of relaxation and meditation to help us move toward the realization of unqualified presencethe ultimate aim of yogaa goal unreachable through posture practice alone. Through his expert guidance, students will experience: Deep relaxation for relief from day-to-day stress The development of one-pointednessa key to spiritual awakening Healing from painful emotions, such as fear, grief, and anger More effective and energizing sleep, and much more.

Open Secret, Second Edition

Author: Wei Wu-wei

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622090303

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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The old Masters were fond of a little joke. For instance one of them might say that the Buddha had a secret, but that Mahākāshyapa let it out. Mahākāshyapa, you may remember, was the bodhisattva to whom . the Supreme Vehicle, chiefly represented by Ch'an and Zen to-day, is attributed. He it was who understood the famous sermon when the Buddha merely held up a flower and spoke no word. Then one Master would remark that only as long as you do not understand-is it a secret. And, indded, do not all mysteries, and miracles too, only appear so in so far as we may not understand how they arise or occur? Then another might add that once you do understand it is Mahākāshyapa not keeping the secret. Therefore a secret is only something which people in general do not understand, and Mahākāshyapa not keeping the secret was the real secret of the Buddha. So that only when a secret is not kept is there a secret, and when there is a secret, then it has not been kept. What is not kept secret is a secret, and what is kept secret is not a secret at all. Thus the secret that is not kept secret is what is meant by an Open Secret.

Both Worlds at Once

Art in Old Age

Author: Amir Cohen-Shalev

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761821878

Category: Art

Page: 168

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Both Worlds at Once is a study of works of art conceived and produced late in their creators' careers. It pronounces an alternative to the mainstream life span creativity research which has, in general, adopted a decline perspective to the fruits of old age. Amir Cohen-Shalev argues that this age-decrement approach misses what the artists themselves tried to do in old age, which is often to develop a new form that allows them to thrive on ambivalence. Against the bleak predictions of developmental psychology and folk wisdom, this book focuses on old age as a unique stage of creative activity.

The House of Mirth

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 146778737X

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

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Lily Bart, twenty-nine years old and unmarried, wants a higher standing in society. She believes she can attain this dream by marrying a rich man. Unfortunately, her true love, Lawrence Selden, isn't wealthy enough, so Lily has to search elsewhere for a husband. She rejects many suitors, always holding out for a better offer, and instead of climbing the social ladder, she finds her status and reputation slipping. American author Edith Wharton first published her novel exploring social pressures and ambition in 1905.

A Romance of Two Worlds.

Author: Marie Corelli

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5879558827

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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Is it Fiction? Is it reality? these are the questions that will trouble the reader. I am not at all surprise with the setting of the story or the premise the writer took. Ms Correlli lived in an age where the advent of the mystics, eastern meditation and the seed of the so called New Age was in the ascendancy. I enjoyed the book thoroughly as it brings to light most of the seed form thoughts in the Jewish faith.

The Secret History of Europe

Treating of the following particulars: of the Duke of Monmouth's reception at the Hague by the States, and the Prince of Orange ; and of his enterprize afterwards in England; Remarks on Father Orleans's history of the Revolution ... the method of bribing, us'd by France and England

Author: John Oldmixon

Publisher: N.A



Page: 292

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Secret Knowledge

Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters

Author: David Hockney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500600207

Category: Painting

Page: 328

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The Natural History of Selborne

Author: Gilbert White

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191646121

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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'I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person's hand.' Gilbert White's Natural History of Selborne (1789) reveals a world of wonders in nature. Over a period of twenty years White describes in minute detail the behaviour of animals through the changing seasons in the rural Hampshire parish of Selborne. He notes everything from the habits of an eccentric tortoise to the mysteries of bird migration and animal reproduction, with the purpose of inspiring others to observe their own surroundings with the same pleasure and attention. Written as a series of letters, White's book has all the immediacy of an exchange with friends, yet it is crafted with compelling literary skill. His gossipy correspondence has delighted readers from Charles Darwin to Virginia Woolf, and it has been read as a nostalgic evocation of a pastoral vision, a model for local studies of plants and animals, and a precursor to modern ecology. This new edition includes contemporary illustrations, a contextualizing introduction, and an appendix of literary responses to the book. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Secret Life of Houdini

The Making of America's First Superhero

Author: William Kalush,Larry Sloman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847396194

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

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Using exclusive access to newly uncovered archives, Kalush and Sloman reveal the clandestine agreements in which the British and Americans recruited Houdini to be an active secret agent. In exchange for his cooperation, the governments of these two countries facilitated his rise to the top of the world stage. The authors give thrilling accounts of his assignments, such as his participation in early aerial surveillance and his use of his own magic magazine to communicate espionage-related information. After the war, Houdini embarked upon what became his most dangerous mission when he took on the Spiritualist movement. Convinced that Spiritualist mediums were frauds, he became obsessed with exposing them. But the Spiritualists were a powerful adversary. An organized network of fanatics, led by Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle, worked relentlessly to orchestrate a campaign that would silence Houdini forever. Grounded in solid research, but as exciting and dramatic as a good thriller, THE SECRET LIFE OF HOUDINI traces the magician's long and circuitous route from struggling vaudevillian to worldwide legend.

The Secret of Healing and Other Miracles of the Mind

Author: Julia Seton

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434468216

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 72

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Dr. Julia Seton, M.D. explores the secrets of healing through the power of the human mind. Included are such topics as "The Secret of Healing," "Transcendentalism," "The Outside and the Inside of Life," "Cosmic Therapeutics," and "Absent Treatments." Dr. Seton writes: "If we want to heal ourselves we stand with our whole life open to the positive creative Cosmic currents and let them beat through us and around us; we will then and there to pass our whole being into union with every creative universal force, and to feel the power of its energy sweeping through us; we hold our life to this higher understanding until the great flood tide of the universe comes sweeping along our veins and through our being, washing away in its resistless force all the lesser moorings which hold us to the thoughts of disease or decay; we have then the life more abundantly than is promised and we feel that we have entered into that place that is prepared for the people of God; we are healed to stay healed for the very life blood of the universe is in our veins."