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Book Select – Nei kung The Secret Teachings of the Warrior Sages

Explains the science behind the practice of nei kung, the elemental nature of yin and yang energy–the two components of ch’i, and how learning to control the yang energy in our ch’i can result in the release of dynamic energy.

• Establishes the existence and understanding of nei kung in the practices of many of the world’s ancient cultures.

• Includes a step-by-step guide to the meditation that forms the basis of the practice of nei kung.

• By Kosta Danaos, author of The Magus of Java and apprentice to an immortal of the Mo-Pai tradition.

In 1994 Kosta Danaos was accepted as a student by John Chang, a Chinese-Javanese Taoist in the Mo-Pai tradition and a master of nei kung, the practice of harnessing and controlling our body’s bioenergy, or ch’iNei Kung: The Secret Teachings of the Warrior Sages describes the practice of nei kung and how learning to control our ch’i can result in the release of dynamic energy that can be used for healing, pyrogenesis, telekinesis, levitation, telepathy, and more.

Danaos suggests that both components of ch’i–yin and yang energy–are fundamental to the earth and to life and were recognized and used in many of the world’s ancient cultures. Though we have forgotten how to access them, these components are in fact elemental parts of us. The author explains that we first must open our minds to the fact that the power of ch’i is real. Next, in learning to control our ch’i as a whole, we must learn to channel our yang energy in productive ways–a potential we all possess. To help readers understand their capacity to connect with this inner elemental power, the author offers a fascinating blend of teachings that include sound scientific theories explaining much of the “magic” of nei kung. He also offers historical, linguistic, artistic, and literary proof of the presence and understanding of nei kung throughout the ages and a step-by-step introduction to several types of simple meditation–fundamental to directing one’s ch’i.

With his engaging storytelling and disarming humor, his physics-based explanations for seemingly mystical phenomena, and his reassurances that he’s really no different from the rest of us, Kosta Danaos shows us that once we remember our capacity to harness our yang energy, we can change ourselves and our world.

PDF below and the physical copy can be purchased at Amazon

Book Select: How I make a Picture Norman Rockwell

“I try to use each line, tone, color . . . each person, facial expression, gesture . . . for one supreme purpose – to tell a story.” And here Norman Rockwell tells the story – in his own words and pictures – behind the creation of the paintings that have made him America’s most beloved artist. Written at the peak of Rockwell’s career and never available before in any bookstore, this intimate and inspiring book is now available to the public for the first time – the most revealing book on this great artist because the author is Rockwell himself. Open this lavishly illustrated book and you’ll see Rockwell in action, surrounded by his friends, his models and all the unpublished sketches and studies that show the artist’s mind at work. You’ll step into Rockwell’s studio in Arlington, Vermont, meet the neighbors who were models for hundreds of his unforgettable characters; see him direct his “actors” to produce just the right facial expressions and strike the most telling pose to convey joy, outrage, or just a sneeze. You’ll learn how he searched out the right locations, props, and costumes for the authentic Rockwell look – literally buying clothes off people’s backs to clothe the models for HUCKLEBERRY FINN. Most fascinating of all, Rockwell tells (and shows) you how he conceived the ideas for his famous paintings and then developed a picture like, “The First Day of School,” from the earliest doodles through more elaborate drawings and color studies to the final, immortal painting. Every page of HOW I MAKE A PICTURE glows with Norman Rockwell’s enthusiasm, humor, creativity, and affection for the typical Americans who fill his canvasses – and who have loved his work for many years. Radiant with Norman Rockwell’s personality – in words, drawings, and paintings – HOW I MAKE A PICTURE is the great illustrator’s ultimate self-portrait. 176 pages. 10 x 13 inches. Over 50 color plates and over 400 black and white illustrations. Index.

You can find this book for sale at ABE 

Book Select: Yogi in Me: A Kemetic Yoga Tale

Yogi in Me: A Mindful Tale of guidance to greatness from greatness that demonstrates Egyptian Yoga postures, as well as give insight into the abstract benefits of the posters as a story. Over all, Yogi in Me speaks to the need for a moral revolution through self-awareness which in turns deepens insight into emotional and behavioral impulse which empowers children to be more successful.

Available on Amazon 

Cynette M. Applewhite (Author), Carter J. Gaston (Illustrator)

Ra Sekhi Level 2 Workshop

This was a very informal experience. Ra Sekhi spoke and demonstrated how to use pendulums, crystals and sound therapy tools. To learn more or join in on the experience of learning about energy and the many methods of moving energy go to  Rasekhihealing.com and sign up now! You will only benefit from this class!   There are books online you can purchase starting from Level 1, 2 and 3 but If i’m not mistaken you must be attuned to receive level 3 knowledge!

Book Select – Stalking The Wild Pendulum

In his exciting and original view of the universe, Itzhak Bentov has provided a new perspective on human consciousness and its limitless possibilities. Widely known and loved for his delightful humor and imagination, Bentov explains the familiar world of phenomena with perceptions that are as lucid as they are thrilling. He gives us a provocative picture of ourselves in an expanded, conscious, holistic universe

 

Books by the Pound | GA

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Most of us spend our time staring at our phones, laptops, smart TVs and watches and pretty much anything that’s digital, which kind of sucks. Even though these screens pull us in majority of our days, sometimes it’s really good to just look up or even find something vintage and timeless to grab our attention. This Georgia bookstore has rows and rows of your new literary babies that can all be purchased for only for $2 per pound.

Books By The Pound in Lawrenceville, Georgia pretty much tells you what they’re all about. This massive 20,000 square foot building has a stock of over 70,000 used books that all need new loving homes. The store owners set out to do something that they’ve only seen done on smaller scales. In an interview with Gwinnett Daily Post, co-owners Cris Williams and Justin Krewatch say they’ve seen bookstores of a similar concept, but competitors sell books by the pound for (on average) $7.99.

The owners originally weren’t so sure about the growth of the store, with closing guaranteed after three months if they didn’t have success. Well, Georgia showed up and proved these guys wrong with business booming more than ever. Even Atlantans travel less than an hour Outside Of The Perimeter (OTP) to visit this store and potentially grab new titles for personal collections.

Book Select: Alien Information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and the Cosmic Game

Since prehistory, humans have used a range of psychedelic drugs for communion with the gods, connection with nature, or for the pure pleasure and wonder they generate as they transform the mind and the world. But one natural psychedelic in particular towers above the rest in its astonishing power to replace the normal waking world with a bizarre alternate reality replete with a diverse panoply of intelligent alien beings. As well as being the most powerful, N,N-dimethyltryptamine, more commonly known as DMT, is also the most common naturally-occurring psychedelic and can be found in countless plant species scattered across the Earth. DMT carries a profound message embedded in our reality, a message that we are now beginning to decode.

In Alien Information Theory, neurobiologist, chemist, and pharmacologist, Dr. Andrew R. Gallimore, explains how DMT provides the secret to the very structure of our reality, and how our Universe can be likened to a cosmic game that we now find ourselves playing. 

Gallimore explains how our reality was constructed using a fundamental code which generated our Universe — and countless others — as a digital device built from pure information with the purpose of enabling conscious intelligences, such as ourselves, to emerge. You will learn how fundamental digital information self-organises and complexifies to generate the myriad complex forms and organisms that fill our world; how your brain constructs your subjective world and how psychedelic drugs alter the structure of this world; how DMT switches the reality channel by allowing the brain to access information from normally hidden orthogonal dimensions of reality. And, finally, you will learn how DMT provides the secret to exiting our Universe permanently — to complete the cosmic game and to become interdimensional citizens of hyperspace.

Alien Information Theory is a unique account of this hidden structure of reality and our place within it, drawing on a diverse range of disciplines — including neuroscience, computer science, physics, and pharmacology — to carefully explain these complex ideas, which are illustrated with full-colour diagrams throughout.

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Psychedelics Today: Alien Information Theory Book Review

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Dr. Peter Sjöstedt-H and Dr. Andrew Gallimore – Alien Information Theory Book Review

In this unique episode, Dr. Peter Sjöstedt-H joins together in conversation with Dr. Andrew Gallimore, Author of Alien Information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and the Cosmic Game. In the show, these two Englishmen discuss Peter’s critique of Dr. Gallimore’s recent book.

3 Key Points:

1. Dr. Andrew Gallimore’s recent book, Alien Information Theory: Psychedelic Drug Technologies and the Cosmic Game, explains how DMT provides the secret to the very structure of our reality.

2. Based on a recently published review of Andrew’s book, Dr. Peter Sjöstedt-H sifts through and confronts Andrew’s idea that DMT allows one access to, and existence in a hyperspatial world.

3. They discuss Peter’s critique, covering topics on information, consciousness, dimensions, dreams and theory

Book Select – Thinking fast and Slow

In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation―each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.

Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives―and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.

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