Category Archives: Books

The Art of Seduction: Animated

This law of seduction is all about indirection, concealing your intentions from the start and appearing somewhat distant and uninterested, while at the same time being the center of her world, entering her mind and thus making her fall for you.

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Book Select – Holistic Herbal

The ebook edition of this classic herbal by internationally renowned herbalist David Hoffman. Easy to use, the herbal is hugely popular with herbalists and laypeople worldwide

The Holistic Herbal covers everything you need to know about growing, gathering, preparing, using and taking herbal medicines to improve and maintain health.

With simple b/w line drawn herb illustrations throughout, the book is extremely attractive and contains:-

a simple introduction to health, well-being and how your body works.
• a guide to specific health problems and concerns (you don’t need to be sick to take a herbal cure!) and ‘which herb’ for a range of conditions.
• A–Z herbal, covering over 200 different medicinal herbs and plants.This section comprises the main part of the book and is full of detailed information about each herb.

You can read it over at Google.Play If we come across a pdf link we will update and place it here as well.

Book Selects – The Aladdin Factor

Now this book has been in the collection for over 15 years and I pick it up from time to time. Some books seem to have a window of time where they are extremely fascinating and useful but when that window is closes it seems hard to read.  For me the Aladdin factor has been illusive but a useful read.

Amazon – Anything is possible…if you dare to ask!

Personal happiness. Creative fulfillment. Professional success. Freedom from fear–and a new promise of joy that’s yours for the asking.

We have the ability at our fingertips to achieve these things. It’s the Aladdin Factor: the magical wellspring of confidence, desire–and the willingness to ask–that allows us to make wishes come true. Now bestselling motivational authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen introduce us to the Aladdin Factor–and help us put it into effect in our own lives.

The Aladdin Factor helps us by pinpointing the major stumbling blocks to asking–and teaching simple techniques to overcome them. With inspirational stories about people who have succeeded by asking for what they want, this book shows us how to turn our lives around–no matter what kind of obstacles we face. And with this knowledge, we can reap the riches of a truly well-lived life–a treasure that comes not from an enchanted lamp, but from the heart.

 

You can receive the book on Amazon here.  Im thinking of recording audio books to offer.  It may be a good practice. They say you learn by seeing, hearing and then speaking what you wish to retain in memory. This may be the first we conduct a read through for. 1 a month seems possible.

Book Selects – Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos

Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos: A Practical Guide to Planning, Filming, and Editing Documentaries of Real Events by Barry Hampe

This book definitely was a good go to when I first began recording video and ended up with a box of tapes with little idea of how to bring together a cohesive project.

Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos is the perfect text for students of filmmaking who would like to make a documentary. Barry Hampe, who has made more than 150 documentary films and videos, traces the two main approaches to documentary–recording behavior and re-creating past events―and shows students how to do both effectively. Covering all the steps, from conceptualization to completion, the book includes chapters on visual evidence; documentary ethics; why reality is not enough; budgeting; and casting, crew, and equipment selection.

Availabe on  –  Amazon & PDF (will find the link)

 

Book Select: World Beyond the Poles

Whenever I hear a perspective Ive never thought of before it draws interest. Here we are with another fascinating perspective on the world we live in. screen-shot-2017-02-26-at-11-29-44-am

Physical Continuity of the Universe The enclosed pages contain the first and only description of the realistic Universe of land, water, oxygen, and vegetation, where human and other forms of animal life abound. This is not a work of fiction nor is it a technical analysis of anything. It is a simple recital of fact which transcends the most elaborate fiction ever conceived. It projects man’s first understanding of the factual and endless universe which contains human life throughout its vast length and width, regardless of all abstract theory to the contrary. It is the view of the author that the earth is “flat” (a plane) and stationary as the Bible also depicts it to be.

You can read World Beyond the Poles PDF Here 

Book Select: Seeing With The Minds Eye PDF

This is a great book downloaddetailing methods of visualization, dream recall and how to gain more clarity of each. This book also goes into the mechanics of vision and how each part of your eye is translating information into vision. I learned so much from reading this book and it has helped me visualize much easier.

You can download the pdf here or find it online at Amazon

Book Select: Inundation of Divine Splendour

The mantra of Tripurasundary is also dealt with. The 59 verses that follow give a description of the form of the Devi utilizing most of the forms of speech known to Sanskrit poetics. The subject matter of this book is highly technical and deal with matters that get little publicity. The mantras and ways of worship need to be learned by a competent student from a competent teacher who is a Sampradayavit.

In Saundarya Lahari of Sri Sankaracarya by Swami Tapasyananda there is an an Appendix II titled Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Raja Yoga by Dr. J. K. Sarkar. In it he gives a detailed map showing how the yogic centers and chakras relate to the human body. Among some of the results he states the following correspondences for the lotuses:

Nādīs

Energy Channels and Transmitters

NĀDĪS are energy channels through which PRĀNA – divine energy, life and consciousness – streams. Within the human body there is a subtle and perfect network of 72,000 Nādīs that distribute this life force throughout the whole body. On the physical level the Nādīs correspond to the nervous system, but their influence extends beyond this to the astral and spiritual planes of our existence. If all the Nādīs are functioning correctly then we are healthy and generally feel happy. But nearly every one of us has some physical or psychic problem, which means that some of the Nādīs are not working properly and need to be balanced.

PRĀNA is conscious energy, which means that the Nādīs also transmit consciousness. By means of the Nādīs one can see and hear things at a great distance and move in other levels of consciousness. There are numerous reports from people who were clinically dead and then came back to life again. They nearly all described how they travelled along a tunnel with light radiating at the end. This tunnel is the Nādī through which life escapes from the body.

We can also have such “tunnel experiences” in dreams and on astral journeys. With these we are not really outside the body but in an altered state of consciousness. The Nādīs make it possible for us to take mental journeys of discovery throughout the entire Universe. With their help our consciousness is able to go to any place we would like without the body having to move at all.

Three Nādīs are of special importance – IDĀ, PINGALĀ and SUSHUMNĀ.

  • IDĀ arises in the left side of the body and represents the moon principle
  • PINGALĀ begins on the right side of the body and symbolises the sun principle.
  • SUSHUMNĀ runs through the central channel of the spinal cord and represents the consciousness.

On the physical level PINGALĀ has its counterpart in the Parasympathetic Nervous System, IDĀ in the Sympathetic Nervous System, and SUSHUMNĀ in the Central Nervous System.

The moon symbolises the mind with its changeable feelings, whereas the sun represents the intellect. Just as our emotions and thoughts change constantly, the moon is also constantly changing its form. The intellect, however, is a stable and constant principle like the sun. Only when harmony and balance prevail between the moon system and sun system are we healthy and capable of developing further mentally and spiritually.

We are able to activate and harmonise the Nādīs through the breath. When we breathe through the left nostril in Prānāyāma we activate the Idā Nādī. The Idā Nādī cools, quietens and refreshes body and mind like the silvery light of the moon. Pingalā Nādī, however, which is influenced by breathing through the right nostril has a warming and activating influence, in the same way as sunshine warms the earth and stimulates the growth of vegetation.

Idā and Pingalā begin in the brain at approximately the level of the Pituitary Gland. Idā has an effect on the right side of the brain whilst Pingalā influences the left hemisphere. To maintain balance both Nādīs run in a snake-like course from one side of the body to the other. At the points where they cross they also meet with the central Nādī, Sushumnā. At those places where the power and radiance of the sun and moon meet, together with the strengthening effect of the Sushumnā, very powerful energy centres called CHAKRAS form.

Source –  Chakras.Net