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Knowing Body, Moving Mind

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Knowing Body, Moving Mind by Patricia Q Campbell Book Summary:

Knowing Body, Moving Mind investigates ritualizing and learning in introductory meditation classes at two Buddhist centers in Toronto, Canada. The centers, Friends of the Heart and Chandrakirti, are led and attended by Western (sometimes called "convert') Buddhists: that is, people from non-Buddhist familial and cultural backgrounds. Inspired by theories that suggest that rituals impart new knowledge or understanding, Patricia Campbell examines how introductory meditation students learn through formal Buddhist practice. Along the way, she also explores practitioners' reasons for enrolling in meditation classes, their interests in Buddhism, and their responses to formal Buddhist practices and to ritual in general. Based on ethnographic interviews and participant-observation fieldwork, the text follows interview participants' reflections on what they learned in meditation classes and through personal practice, and what roles meditation and other ritual practices played in that learning. Participants' learning experiences are illuminated by an influential learning theory called Bloom's Taxonomy, while the rites and practices taught and performed at the centers are explored using performance theory, a method which focuses on the performative elements of ritual's postures and gestures. But the study expands the performance framework as well, by demonstrating that performative ritualizing includes the concentration techniques that take place in a meditator's mind. Such techniques are received as traditional mental acts or behaviors that are standardized, repetitively performed, and variously regarded as special, elevated, spiritual or religious. Having established a link between mental and physical forms of ritualizing, the study then demonstrates that the repetitive mental techniques of meditation practice train the mind to develop new skills in the same way that physical postures and gestures train the body. The mind is thus experienced as both embodied and gestural, and the whole of the body as socially and ritually informed.

Mulliken and Young's Vascular Anomalies

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Mulliken and Young's Vascular Anomalies by John B. Mulliken,Patricia E. Burrows,Steven J. Fishman Book Summary:

The field of vascular anomalies has grown rapidly in last 25 years. Molecular genetics has led to discovery of genes that cause vascular anomalies. Interventional radiology has become a major contributor to accurate diagnosis and management of previously untreatable disorders. New pharmacologic therapies are under investigation and surgical protocols have been established. Vascular Anomalies: Hemangiomas and Malformations is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary textbook ideal for dermatologists, interventional radiologists, surgical specialists, ophthalmologists, pathologists, geneticists, pediatricians, hematologic-oncologists, and vascular biologists. With a central motif of the biologic dichotomy of vascular tumors and vascular malformations, this book is organized into chapters which address clinical presentation, diagnostic imaging, molecular genetics, pathogenesis, histopathology, and management of vascular anomalies. Generous, full-color images compliment this extensive volume written by three colleagues and their teammates from Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, with leading specialists from other centers.

Looking for Mary Magdalene

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Looking for Mary Magdalene by Anna Fedele Book Summary:

Anne Fedele offers a comprehensive ethnography of alternative pilgrimages to French Catholic shrines dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene. Drawing on more than three years of extensive fieldwork, she describes how pilgrims from Italy, Spain, Britain, and the United States interpret Catholic figures, symbols, and sites according to spiritual theories and practices derived from the transnational Neopagan movement. Fedele pays particular attention to the life stories of the pilgrims, the crafted rituals they perform, and the spiritual-esoteric literature they draw upon. She examines how they devise their rituals; why this kind of spirituality is increasingly prevalent in the West; and the influence of anthropological literature on the pilgrims. Among these pilgrims, spirituality is lived and negotiated in interaction with each other and with textual sources: Jungian psychology, Goddess mythology, and ''indigenous'' traditions merge into a corpus of theories and practices centered upon the worship of divinities such as the Goddess, Mother Earth, and the sacralization of the reproductive cycle. The pilgrims' rituals present a critique of the Roman Catholic Church and the medical establishment and have critical implications for contemporary discourses on gender. Looking for Mary Magdalene is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in ritual and pilgrimage.

The Brain That Changes Itself

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The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge Book Summary:

An astonishing new scientific discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging. It is, instead, able to change its own structure and function, even into old age. Psychiatrist and rersearcher Norman Doidge, M.D., travelled around the United States to meet the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, and the people whose lives they've transformed — people whose mental limitations or brain damage were previously seen as unalterable, and whose conditions had long been dismissed as hopeless. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole; a woman labeled retarded who cured her deficits with brain exercises and now cures those of others; blind people who learn to see; learning disorders cured; IQs raised; ageing brains rejuvenated; stroke patients recovering their faculties; children with cerebral palsy learning to move more gracefully; entrenched depression and anxiety disappearing; and lifelong character traits changed. Doidge takes us onto terrain that might seem fantastic. We learn that our thoughts can switch our genes on and off, altering our brain anatomy. We learn how people of average intelligence can, with brain exercises, improve their cognition and perception, develop muscle strength, or learn to play a musical instrument — simply by imagining doing so. Using personal stories from the heart of this neuroplasticity revolution, Dr Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism

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Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism by Jørn Borup Book Summary:

Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism gives a new perspective on contemporary Japanese Zen Buddhism. Ideas, ritual practices, temples and interactions between the clergy, the laity and the institution are investigated as living representations of a unique and yet common Japanese religion.

Essential Buddhism

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Essential Buddhism by Jack Maguire Book Summary:

Four hundred million people call themselves Buddhists today. Yet most Westerners know little about this powerful, Eastern-spawned faith. How did it begin? What do its adherents believe? Why are so many Westerners drawn to it? Essential Buddhism responds to these questions and many more, offering an accessible, global perspective on the religion's past, present, and future. It identifies how the principal concepts and practices originated and evolved through diverse cultural adaptations into three basic formats: * Theraveda (including Vipassana, brought from Vietnam in the 1960s and including such practitioners as Jack Kornfield and Jon Kapat-Zinn) * Mahayana (including Zen Buddhism, originally brought to America by Japanese teachers after World War II and popularized by Jack Kerouac and Thomas Merton) * Vajrayana (including Tibetan Buddhism, from the teachers who fled the Chinese takeover of Tibet in the 1950s as well as the Dalai Lama, and embraced by Allen Ginsberg, Richard Gere, and countless others) Essential Buddhism is the single best resource for the novice and the expert alike, exploring the depths of Buddhism's popularity and illuminating its tenets and sensible approach to living. Written in the lucid prose of a longtime professional storyteller, and full of Buddhist tales, scriptural quotes, ancient stories, and contemporary insights, Essential Buddhism is the first complete guide to the faith and the phenomenon.

A Different Medicine

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A Different Medicine by Joseph D. Calabrese Book Summary:

Drawing on two years of ethnographic field research among the Navajos, this book explores a controversial Native American ritual and healthcare practice: ceremonial consumption of the psychedelic Peyote cactus in the context of an indigenous postcolonial healing movement called the Native American Church (NAC), which arose in the 19th century in response to the creation of the reservations system and increasing societal ills, including alcoholism. The movement is the locus of cultural conflict with a long history in North America, and stirs very strong and often opposed emotions and moral interpretations. Joseph Calabrese describes the Peyote Ceremony as it is used in family contexts and federally funded clinical programs for Native American patients. He uses an interdisciplinary methodology that he calls clinical ethnography: an approach to research that involves clinically informed and self-reflective immersion in local worlds of suffering, healing, and normality. Calabrese combined immersive fieldwork among NAC members in their communities with a year of clinical work at a Navajo-run treatment program for adolescents with severe substance abuse and associated mental health problems. There he had the unique opportunity to provide conventional therapeutic intervention alongside Native American therapists who were treating the very problems that the NAC often addresses through ritual. Calabrese argues that if people respond better to clinical interventions that are relevant to their society's unique cultural adaptations and ideologies (as seems to be the case with the NAC), then preventing ethnic minorities from accessing traditional ritual forms of healing may actually constitute a human rights violation.

Homo Ritualis

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Homo Ritualis by Axel Michaels Book Summary:

"Are the richness and diversity of rituals and celebrations in South Asia unique? Can we speak of a homo ritualis when it comes to India or Hinduism? Are Indians or Hindus more involved in rituals than other people? If so, what makes them special? Homo Ritualis is the first book to present a Hindu theory of rituals. Based on extensive textual studies and field-work in Nepal and India, Axel Michaels argues that ritual is a distinctive way of acting, which, as in the theater, can be distinguished from other forms of action. The book analyzes ritual in these cultural-specific and religious contexts, taking into account how indigenous terms and theories affect and contribute to current ritual theory. It describes and investigates various forms of Hindu rituals and festivals, such as life-cycle rituals, the Vedic sacrifice, vows processions, and the worship of deities (puja). It also examines conceptual components of (Hindu) rituals such as framing, formality, modality, and theories of meaning"--

Handbook of Mindfulness

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Handbook of Mindfulness by Ronald E. Purser,David Forbes,Adam Burke Book Summary:

This handbook explores mindfulness philosophy and practice as it functions in today’s socioeconomic, cultural, and political landscape. Chapters discuss the many ways in which classic concepts and practices of mindfulness clash, converge, and influence modern theories and methods, and vice versa. Experts across many disciplines address the secularization and commercialization of Buddhist concepts, the medicalizing of mindfulness in therapies, and progressive uses of mindfulness in education. The book addresses the rise of the, “mindfulness movement”, and the core concerns behind the critiques of the growing popularity of mindfulness. It covers a range of dichotomies, such as traditional versus modern, religious versus secular, and commodification versus critical thought and probes beyond the East/West binary to larger questions of economics, philosophy, ethics, and, ultimately, meaning. Featured topics include: A compilation of Buddhist meditative practices. Selling mindfulness and the marketing of mindful products. A meta-critique of mindfulness critiques - from McMindfulness to critical mindfulness Mindfulness-based interventions in clinical psychology and neuroscience. Corporate mindfulness and usage in the workplace. Community-engaged mindfulness and its role in social justice. The Handbook of Mindfulness is a must-have resource for clinical psychologists, complementary and alternative medicine professionals/practitioners, neuroscientists, and educational and business/management leaders and policymakers as well as related mental health, medical, and educational professionals/practitioners.

Con energía más allá de estos muros

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Con energía más allá de estos muros by Juan Downey Book Summary:

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Buddhism and Ecology

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Buddhism and Ecology by Mary Evelyn Tucker,Duncan Ryūken Williams,Duncan R. Williams Book Summary:

In this book, 20 religionists and environmentalists examine Buddhism's understanding of life's web. In noting the cultural diversity of Buddhism, they highlight aspects of the tradition that may help formulate an effective environmental ethics, citing examples from Asia and the U.S. of socially engaged Buddhist projects to protect the environment.

Buddhists, Shamans, and Soviets

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Buddhists, Shamans, and Soviets by Justine B. Quijada Book Summary:

History in the Soviet Union was a political project. From the Soviet perspective, Buryats, an indigenous Siberian ethnic group, were a "backwards" nationality that was carried along on the inexorable march towards the Communist utopian future. When the Soviet Union ended, the Soviet version of history lost its power and Buryats, like other Siberian indigenous peoples, were able to revive religious and cultural traditions that had been suppressed by the Soviet state. In the process, they also recovered knowledge about the past that the Soviet Union had silenced. Borrowing the analytic lens of the chronotope from Bakhtin, Quijada argues that rituals have chronotopes which situate people within time and space. As they revived rituals, Post-Soviet Buryats encountered new historical information and traditional ways of being in time that enabled them to re-imagine the Buryat past, and what it means to be Buryat. Through the temporal perspective of a reincarnating Buddhist monk, Dashi-Dorzho Etigelov, Buddhists come to see the Soviet period as a test on the path of dharma. Shamanic practitioners, in contrast, renegotiate their relationship to the past by speaking to their ancestors through the bodies of shamans. By comparing the versions of history that are produced in Buddhist, shamanic and civic rituals, Buddhists, Shamans and Soviets offers a new lens for analyzing ritual, a new perspective on how an indigenous people grapples with a history of state repression, and an innovative approach to the ethnographic study of how people know about the past.

Meditation – Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications

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Meditation – Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications by Stefan Schmidt,Harald Walach Book Summary:

This volume features a collection of essays on consciousness, which has become one of the hot topics at the crossroads between neuroscience, philosophy, and religious studies. Is consciousness something the brain produces? How can we study it? Is there just one type of consciousness or are there different states that can be discriminated? Are so called “higher states of consciousness” that some people report during meditation pointing towards a new understanding of consciousness? Meditation research is a new discipline that shows new inroads into the study of consciousness. If a meditative practice changes brain structure itself this is direct proof of the causal influence of consciousness onto its substrate. If different states of consciousness can be linked with properties and states of the brain this can be used to study consciousness more directly. If the sense of self is modifiable through meditative techniques and this can be objectively shown through neuro-imaging, this has profound implications for our understanding of who we are. Can consciousness, in deep states of meditative absorption, actually access some aspect of reality which we normally don't? Meditation research can potentially foster us with a new access to the phenomenological method in general. This has even been branded with a new catch-phrase: Contemplative Science. It brings together the most modern neuroscientific approach and the most advanced phenomenological methodology of studying the mind from within, through highly skilled self-observation that has gone through many thousand hours of honing the capacity to look carefully, without distraction. This book addresses these issues by bringing together some of the leading researchers and thinkers in the field. The scope of the volume reaches from first person neuroscience to Indian philosophy, from pedagogic applications to epistemological aspects and from compassion meditation to the study of brain activity.

Knowing Bodies, Moving Minds

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Knowing Bodies, Moving Minds by Liora Bresler Book Summary:

This book aims to define new theoretical, practical, and methodological directions in educational research centered on the role of the body in teaching and learning. Based on our phenomenological experience of the world, it draws on perspectives from arts-education and aesthetics, as well as curriculum theory, cultural anthropology and ethnomusicology. These are arenas with a rich untapped cache of experience and inquiry that can be applied to the notions of schooling, teaching and learning. The book provides examples of state-of-the-art, empirical research on the body in a variety of educational settings. Diverse art forms, curricular settings, educational levels, and cultural traditions are selected to demonstrate the complexity and richness of embodied knowledge as they are manifested through institutional structures, disciplines, and specific practices.

Sorin Cerin Wisdom Collection: 16,777 Philosophical Aphorisms- Complete Works-2020 Edition

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Sorin Cerin Wisdom Collection: 16,777 Philosophical Aphorisms- Complete Works-2020 Edition by Sorin Cerin Book Summary:

Sorin Cerin (born November 25, 1963, Baia Mare, Romania) is a Romanian philosopher, poet and essayist. If Osho is a mystic in his aphorisms, Sorin Cerin is an existentialist philosopher, author of a new philosophical system called Coaxialism, but also author of philosophical poems, being an important existentialist poet of the 21st century whose existentialist philosophical poems are quoted by critics specialized alongside other philosophers, poets and existentialist authors such as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre or Kierkegaard. Sorin Cerin is especially sought after by the general public, among existentialist poets and philosophers, both for his existentialist philosophical poems that focus mainly on Love, Existence, Illusion, the Absurd or Death, and for existentialist philosophical aphorisms, structured in several volumes, and previously published in various publishing houses, to be later reunited under the aegis of a single monumental volume, entitled Collection of Wisdom. This title first appeared in 2009, which together with the future editions of Sorin Cerin's Collections of Wisdom from the following years, brought him fame and international recognition, for which, Sorin Cerin, is considered to be one of the most representative existentialist philosophers, existentialist poets, but, also authors of wisdom, authors of philosophical aphorisms or thinkers of the sapiential genre, worldwide, and the philosophical aphorisms from this work, are selected in various publications or prestigious anthologies of the world. This book, entitled Sorin Cerin Wisdom Collection : 16777 philosophical aphorisms - Complete Works - 2020 Edition, includes all new books published separately during the period, 2009-2020, totaling a total of 16777 existentialist philosophical aphorisms, published in 22 books, appeared at various publishers, books whose titles are in the current Collection of Wisdom. The current collection of thoughts entitled Sorin Cerin Wisdom Collection : 16777 philosophical aphorisms - Complete Works - 2020 Edition, includes in addition to the Wisdom Collection previously published in 2019, the following books: Iubire și Absurd Statele Unite ale Americii 2019, ISBN 978-0-359-93923-7; Love and Absurd-philosophical aphorisms, contains 449 philosophical aphorisms the United States of America 2020 ISBN 978-1678125776 Impactul Inteligenței Artificiale asupra Omenirii Statele Unite ale Americii 2019, ISBN 978-0-359-93915-2 ; The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Mankind-philosophical aphorisms, contains 445 philosophical aphorisms the United States of America 2019 ISBN 978-1-79474-820-0 Credință și Sfințenie la Om și Mașină Statele Unite ale Americii 2019, ISBN 978-0-359-92642-8; Faith and Holiness at Man and Machine-philosophical aphorisms, contains 749 philosophical aphorisms the United States of America 2019 , ISBN 978-1-79483-721-8 Necunoscutul Absurd, Statele Unite ale Americii 2019, ISBN 978-0-359-92649-7 ; The Unknown -Absurd-philosophical aphorisms, contains 630 philosophical aphorisms the United States of America 2020 ISBN 979-8620599882 Viitorul Îndepărtat al Omenirii Statele Unite ale Americii 2019, ISBN 978-0-359-90086-2 ; The Far Future of Mankind-philosophical aphorisms, contains 727 philosophical aphorisms, the United States of America 2019 ISBN 978-1-79470-996-6 Destinul Inteligenței Artificiale, Statele Unite ale Americii 2019, ISBN 978-1-79488-318-5; Destiny of the Artificial Intelligence-philosophical aphorisms, contains 505 philosophical aphorisms, the United States of America 2020, ISBN 978-1-79488-323-9 Dovada Existenței Lumii de Apoi Statele Unite ale Americii 2019 ISBN: 978-0-359-87858-1 ; Proof of the Existence of the Afterlife World -philosophical aphorisms, contains 709 philosophical aphorisms, the United States of America 2019, ISBN 978-0-359-94791-1 Culegere de Înţelepciune - Opere Complete de Aforisme - Ediţie de Referinţă 2019 conţine un număr de 12 513 de aforisme -Statele Unite ale Americii 2019 ISBN: 978-0-359-83618-5 ; Wisdom Collection - Complete Works of Aphorisms - Reference Edition 2019 , contains 12 513 aphorisms- the United States of America 2019 ISBN: 978-0-359-88093-5 which had in addition the volume of philosophical aphorisms Judges : § Judecători , Statele Unite ale Americii 2019 ISBN 978-0-359-83420-4; Judges –contains 1027 philosophical aphorisms, the United States of America 2019 ISBN: 978-0-359-88068-3 In 2014, the book entitled "Culegere de înțelepciune- Opere complete de aforisme, ediție de referință” appeared in the United States in Romanian, which had the following ISBNs: ISBN-13: 978-1499111088, ISBN-10: 1499111088 and in English with the title Wisdom Collection- Complete Works of Aphorisms, Reference Edition, 11 486 aphorisms, which had the following ISBNs: ISBN-10: 1499109970, ISBN-13: 978-1499109979. In this Wisdom Collection - Complete Works of Aphorisms - Reference Edition, were all the books listed below and which appeared over time at other publishers, in Romania and the United States, whose ISBNs were as follows: Dumnezeu și Destin 2014 , 530 aphorisms, appears in the Paco publishing house, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 978-606- 665-069-4 in the first edition and in the second edition in the United States of America, ISBN13 978-1495415869, ISBN10 1495415864. It also appears in English in the United States of America, with the title of God and Destiny-aphorisms , ISBN-10: 1495415821, ISBN-13: 978-1495415821 Rătăcire 2013, 515 aphorisms, appears in the Paco publishing house, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 978-606- 665-057-1 in the first edition and in the second edition in the United States of America, ISBN-13: 978-1495263538, ISBN-10: 1495263533. It also appears in English in the United States of America, with the title Wandering-aphorisms , ISBN-10: 1495263371 ISBN-13: 978-1495263378 Libertate 2013 , 863 aphorisms, appears in the Paco publishing house, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 978-606- 665-040-3 in the first edition and in the second edition in the United States of America ISBN-13: 978-149492218, ISBN-10: 1494922185. It also appears in English in the United States of America, with the title Freedom-aphorisms ISBN-10: 1494897776 ISBN-13: 978-1494897772 In 2013, the book entitled Cugetări esențiale (Essential thinking) is published by Paco publishing house in Bucharest ISBN 978- 606-665- 027-4, which includes volumes of aphorisms, Iluminare ( Illumination) , Paradisul și Infernul (Paradise and Inferno), Păcatul (The Sin), Deșertăciune (Vanity) and Contemplare (Contemplation). Before being published in Cugetări esențiale, each volume of this book appears separately in the United States of America, in both Romanian and English, with the following ISBNs: · In the Romanian language it appears under the title Contemplare , 393 aphorisms, ISBN13 978-1479-136-339 ISBN10 1479136336. It also appears in English with the title of Contemplation ISBN-10: 1479136263, ISBN-13: 978-1479136261 · In the Romanian language it appears under the title Deşertăciune 2011, 431 aphorisms, ISBN13 9781463615086, ISBN10 1463615086. It also appears in English with the title of Vanity: aphorisms ISBN-10: 1463603878, ISBN-13: 978-1463603878 · In the Romanian language it appears under the title Paradisul şi Infernul 2011, 522 aphorisms, ISBN 9781463552312, ISBN10 1463552319. It also appears in English with the title of Paradise and Inferno: aphorisms ISBN-10: 1463552262, ISBN-13: 978-1463552268 · In the Romanian language it appears under the title Păcatul, 527 aphorisms, ISBN13 978- 1461179436, ISBN10 1461179432. It also appears in English with the title The Sin: aphorisms ISBN-10: 1461148812, ISBN-13: 978-1461148814 · In the Romanian language it appears under the title Iluminare, 693 aphorisms, ISBN13 978-1451179412, ISBN10 1461179416. It also appears in English with the title of Illumination: aphorisms ISBN-10: 1460927524, ISBN-13: 978-1460927526 In 2009 it was published by the prestigious Eminescu publishing house, one of the most selective Romanian publishing houses, Culegere de înţelepciune (Wisdom collection), in which for the first time appear the volumes Înțelepciune (The book of Wisdom), Patima ( The book of Passion) and Iluzie și realitate (The book of Illusion and reality), together with those reissued as Nemurire (The book of Immortality), Învață să mori (The book of the dead) and Revelații ( The book of Revelations), volumes published both separately and together in the collection, in online or print English editions in the United States, Wisdom Collection 2009, ISBN-10: 1453881271, ISBN-13: 978-1453881279. Regarding of that one in the Romanian language, published in Romania, at the prestigious Eminescu publishing house, it has the following points of reference : Copyright © SORIN CERIN 2009 Toate drepturile de reproducere asupra acestei ediţii aparţin Editurii Eminescu:orice reproducere, sub orice formă, a textului, fără acordul scris al editurii este interzisă. www.edituraeminescu.com,E-mail: [email protected] Editura Eminescu este membră World Publishing Industry Coperta: MARIUS CORBU Descrierea CIP a Bibliotecii Naţionale a României CERIN, SORIN Culegere de înţelepciune / Sorin Cerin. - Bucureşti : Editura Eminescu, 2009 ISBN 978-973-22-1086-4 821.135.1-1 In this collection is published the entire work of aphorisms written up to the date of the print of October 2009 by the author, totaling 7012 aphorisms. Appear for the first time the volumes of aphorisms: - Înţelepciune -Patima -Iluzie şi realitate as well as the reviewed republishings: -Revelaţii 21 decembrie 2012 -Nemurire -Învaţă să mori. The ISBNs of the three books previously published by other publishers and published in the 2009 Culegere de înțelepciune (Wisdom Collection), from the Eminescu Publishing House in Romania are: · Revelații, first edition appeared at Paco publishing house, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 978 – 606 – 8006 – 02 – 4. It also appears in English with the title of The Book of Revelations contains 2509 aphorisms, the United States of America ISBN-10: 1453872744, ISBN-13: 978-1453872741 · Nemurire, first edition appeared at Paco publishing house, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 978 – 606 – 8006 – 04 – 8. It also appears in English with the title of The Book of Immortality contains 856 aphorisms ISBN-10: 1453864237,ISBN-13: 978-1453864234 · Învață să mori, first edition appeared at Paco publishing house, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 978 - 606-8006 - 14-7. It also appears in English with the title of The Book of the Dead contains 1219 aphorisms ISBN-10: 1453865446, ISBN-13: 978-1453865446 Subsequent to the 2009 edition of the Culegerii de Înțelepciune (Wisdom Collection), have appeared separately in English in the United States and books entitled: · The Book of Wisdom (Înțelepciune) contains 1500 aphorisms ISBN-10: 1453865489, ISBN-13: 978-1453865484 · The Bookk of Passion (Patima) contains 492 aphorisms ISBN-10: 1453864059, ISBN-13: 978-1453864050 · The Book of Illusion and Reality (Iluzie și Realitate) contains 413 aphorisms ISBN-10: 1453864105, ISBN-13: 978-1453864104 References by M.Pop

Media education

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The Lab, the Temple, and the Market

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The Lab, the Temple, and the Market by Sharon Harper Book Summary:

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Making Fields of Merit

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Making Fields of Merit by Monica Lindberg Falk Book Summary:

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The Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology

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The Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology by Jaan Valsiner,Alberto Rosa Book Summary:

This book, first published in 2007, is an international overview of the state of our knowledge in sociocultural psychology - as a discipline located at the crossroads between the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Since the 1980s, the field of psychology has encountered the growth of a new discipline - cultural psychology - that has built new connections between psychology, sociology, anthropology, history and semiotics. The handbook integrates contributions of sociocultural specialists from fifteen countries, all tied together by the unifying focus on the role of sign systems in human relations with the environment. It emphasizes theoretical and methodological discussions on the cultural nature of human psychological phenomena, moving on to show how meaning is a natural feature of action and how it eventually produces conventional symbols for communication. Such symbols shape individual experiences and create the conditions for consciousness and the self to emerge; turn social norms into ethics; and set history into motion.

Contemplation

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Contemplation by Sorin Cerin Book Summary:

1. Silence is, the deepest cry of the heart.2. There is greater silence, than in the love that can not cry her restlessness.3. Alongside death we understand that silence is the biggest cry, of our lives.4. The longing for you means the cry of blood of my feelings which is silent, shouting the inability of his own, infinite moment.5. We are born into the world where the silence shouts loudest.

Teaching To Transgress

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Teaching To Transgress by Bell Hooks Book Summary:

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond

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Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond by Beatriz Caiuby Labate,Clancy Cavnar Book Summary:

"This book discusses how Amerindian epistemology and ontology related to certain indigenous shamanic rituals of the Amazon spread to Western societies, and how indigenous, mestizo, and cosmopolitan cultures have dialogued with and transformed these forest traditions. The collection also focuses on how shamanic rituals have been spreading and developing in post-traditional urban contexts throughout the world. Special attention is given to ayahuasca, a psychoactive drink usually composed of two plants, the vine Banisteriopsis caapi and leaves of the Psychotria viridis bush. Ayahuasca use has spread beyond its Amazonian origin and instigated a variety of legal and cultural responses in the countries it has spread to. The chapters in this book address some of the ways these responses have influenced ritual design and performance in traditional and non-traditional contexts. The book analyzes how displaced indigenous people and rubber tappers are engaged in creative reinvention of rituals, and how these rituals help build ethnic alliances and cultural and political strategies for their marginalized position. It also explores modernity's fascination with "tradition" and the "other." This phenomenon is directly tied to important classic and contemporary issues in anthropology. Some of them are the relationship between the expansion of ecotourism and ethnic tourism, recent indigenous cultural revivals, and the emergence of new ethnic identities. Another focus of this book is on trends in the commodification of indigenous cultures in post-colonial contexts, and the combination of shamanism with a network of health and spiritually-related services. Finally, the book addresses the topic of identity hybridization in global societies"--

In Praise of Copying

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In Praise of Copying by Marcus Boon Book Summary:

German critic Walter Benjamin wrote some immensely influential words on the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. Luxury fashion houses would say something shorter and sharper and much more legally binding on the rip-off merchants who fake their products. Marcus Boon, a Canadian English professor with an accessible turn of phrase, takes us on an erudite voyage through the theme in a serious but engaging encounter with the ideas of thinkers as varied as Plato, Hegel, Orson Welles, Benjamin, Heidegger, Louis Vuitton, Takashi Murakami and many more, on topics as philosophically taxing and pop-culture-light as mimesis, Christianity, capitalism, authenticity, Uma Thurman's handbag and Disneyland.

Homa Variations

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Homa Variations by Michael Witzel Book Summary:

"Throughout human history, and in many religious cultures, offerings are made into fire--known in the tantric world as homa. This collection provides detailed studies of the homa from its inception up to the present, allowing for the study of ritual change over long periods of time, and across religious cultures"--

Judges- Aphorisms

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Judges- Aphorisms by Sorin Cerin Book Summary:

Sorin Cerin is an important existentialist poet of the 21st century, philosopher, creator of Coaxialism, the author of the monumental work entitled: " Wisdom Collection", is considered to be one of the most representative thinkers of the aphoristic genre worldwide. Many of his aphorisms have been selected in prestigious anthologies published in various corners of the world, in the most prodigious and significant pages of quotations, or in various other publications. The present Collection includes in addition to the one published in 2014 under the title of "Wisdom Collection - Complete works of aphorisms, reference edition", and another 1027 aphorisms in the volume published in 2019 and entitled "Judges", volume of aphorisms, attached to the current Wisdom Collection. The current collection of aphorisms, entitled:Wisdom Collection - Complete Works of Aphorisms - Reference Edition 2019 , which includes a total of 12,513 aphorisms, includes next to the volume of aphorisms, "Judges" and the volumes of aphorisms listed below, being so far, the most ample collection of aphorisms written so far by Sorin Cerin as and the most voluminous in the world ever written by an author. Thus, in 2014, the following book entitled "Culegere de înțelepciune- Opere complete de aforisme, ediție de referință” appeared in the United States in Romanian, which had the following ISBNs: ISBN-13: 978-1499111088, ISBN-10: 1499111088 and in English with the title Wisdom Collection- Complete Works of Aphorisms, Reference Edition which had the following ISBNs: ISBN-10: 1499109970, ISBN-13: 978-1499109979 In this Wisdom Collection - Complete Works of Aphorisms - Reference Edition, were all the books listed below and which appeared over time at other publishers, in Romania and the United States, whose ISBNs were as follows: Dumnezeu și Destin 2014 appears in the Paco publishing house, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 978-606- 665-069-4 in the first edition and in the second edition in the United States of America, ISBN13 978-1495415869, ISBN10 1495415864. It also appears in English in the United States of America, with the title of God and Destiny-aphorisms , ISBN-10: 1495415821, ISBN-13: 978-1495415821 Rătăcire 2013 appears in the Paco publishing house, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 978-606- 665-057-1 in the first edition and in the second edition in the United States of America, ISBN-13: 978-1495263538, ISBN-10: 1495263533. It also appears in English in the United States of America, with the title Wandering-aphorisms , ISBN-10: 1495263371 ISBN-13: 978-1495263378 Libertate 2013 appears in the Paco publishing house, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 978-606- 665-040-3 in the first edition and in the second edition in the United States of America ISBN-13: 978-149492218, ISBN-10: 1494922185. It also appears in English in the United States of America, with the title Freedom-aphorisms ISBN-10: 1494897776 ISBN-13: 978-1494897772 In 2013, the book entitled Cugetări esențiale (Essential thinking) is published by Paco publishing house in Bucharest ISBN 978- 606-665- 027-4, which includes volumes of aphorisms, Iluminare ( Illumination) , Paradisul și Infernul (Paradise and Inferno), Păcatul (The Sin), Deșertăciune (Vanity) and Contemplare (Contemplation). Before being published in Cugetări esențiale, each volume of this book appears separately in the United States of America, in both Romanian and English, with the following ISBNs: · In the Romanian language it appears under the title Contemplare ISBN13 978-1479-136-339 ISBN10 1479136336. It also appears in English with the title of Contemplation ISBN-10: 1479136263, ISBN-13: 978-1479136261 · In the Romanian language it appears under the title Deşertăciune 2011 ISBN13 9781463615086, ISBN10 1463615086. It also appears in English with the title of Vanity: aphorisms ISBN-10: 1463603878, ISBN-13: 978-1463603878 · In the Romanian language it appears under the title Paradisul şi Infernul 2011 ISBN 9781463552312, ISBN10 1463552319. It also appears in English with the title of Paradise and Inferno: aphorisms ISBN-10: 1463552262, ISBN-13: 978-1463552268 · In the Romanian language it appears under the title Păcatul ISBN13 978- 1461179436, ISBN10 1461179432. It also appears in English with the title The Sin: aphorisms ISBN-10: 1461148812, ISBN-13: 978-1461148814 · In the Romanian language it appears under the title Iluminare ISBN13 978-1451179412, ISBN10 1461179416. It also appears in English with the title of Illumination: aphorisms ISBN-10: 1460927524, ISBN-13: 978-1460927526 In 2009 is published Culegere de înţelepciune (Wisdom collection), in which for the first time appear the volumes Înțelepciune (The book of Wisdom), Patima ( The book of Passion) and Iluzie și realitate (The book of Illusion and reality), together with those reissued as Nemurire (The book of Immortality), Învață să mori (The book of the dead) and Revelații ( The book of Revelations), volumes published both separately and together in the collection, in online or print English editions in the United States, Wisdom Collection 2009, ISBN-10: 1453881271, ISBN-13: 978-1453881279. Regarding of that one in the Romanian language, published in Romania, at the prestigious Eminescu publishing house, it has the following points of reference : Copyright © SORIN CERIN 2009 Toate drepturile de reproducere asupra acestei ediţii aparţin Editurii Eminescu:orice reproducere, sub orice formă, a textului, fără acordul scris al editurii este interzisă. www.edituraeminescu.com,E-mail: [email protected] Editura Eminescu este membră World Publishing Industry Coperta: MARIUS CORBU In this collection is published the entire work of aphorisms written up to the date of the print of October 2009 by the author, totaling 7012 aphorisms. Appear for the first time the volumes of aphorisms: Descrierea CIP a Bibliotecii Naţionale a României CERIN, SORIN Culegere de înţelepciune / Sorin Cerin. - Bucureşti : Editura Eminescu, 2009 ISBN 978-973-22-1086-4 821.135.1-1 - Înţelepciune -Patima -Iluzie şi realitate as well as the reviewed republishings: -Revelaţii 21 decembrie 2012 -Nemurire -Învaţă să mori. The ISBNs of the three books previously published by other publishers and published in the 2009 Culegere de înțelepciune (Wisdom Collection), from the Eminescu Publishing House in Romania are: · Revelații, first edition appeared at Paco publishing house, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 978 – 606 – 8006 – 02 – 4. It also appears in English with the title of The Book of Revelations ISBN-10: 1453872744, ISBN-13: 978-1453872741 · Nemurire, first edition appeared at Paco publishing house, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 978 – 606 – 8006 – 04 – 8. It also appears in English with the title of The Book of Immortality ISBN-10: 1453864237,ISBN-13: 978-1453864234 · Învață să mori, first edition appeared at Paco publishing house, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 978 - 606-8006 - 14-7. It also appears in English with the title of The Book of the Dead ISBN-10: 1453865446, ISBN-13: 978-1453865446 Subsequent to the 2009 edition of the Culegerii de Înțelepciune (Wisdom Collection), have appeared separately in English in the United States and books entitled: · The Book of Wisdom (Înțelepciune) ISBN-10: 1453865489, ISBN-13: 978-1453865484 · The Bookk of Passion (Patima) ISBN-10: 1453864059, ISBN-13: 978-1453864050 · The Book of Illusion and Reality (Iluzie și Realitate) ISBN-10: 1453864105, ISBN-13: 978-1453864104 References by M. Pop

Tao Te Ching

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Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Book Summary:

The Tao Te Ching is a classic of Chinese literature and one of the foundation texts of Taoism, a Chinese religious philosophy. It is also known as the Daodejing, Dao De Jing, Daode Jing, or simply as the Laozi. Tao Te Ching is the romanization of the title, which dates back to the late 19th century (AD), when English transliterations first appeared. The date of original publication is still unknown, but the oldest part can be traced back to the latter portion of the 4th century BC. However, modern experts believe it was written or put together after the Zhuangzi, the other seminal text of Daoism, which was published in the 3rd century BC. There are several different translations of the title, but the most common is as follows: Dao or Tao means -way, - but is most often used to mean -the way, - as in the fundamental force driving the universe. De has several meanings, including, perhaps most relevantly, -virtue.- Jing in this context means something like -canon- or -great book.- So, the full title can be understood to mean -The Book of the Way of Virtue.- The book comprises 81 chapters today, but there is evidence that chapter division was a later development for the book. If this is the case, then the original text had a much more free-flowing style. As it stands now, the book is poetic in form, with allowances for broad interpretation of the text. It is written with an interesting rhetorical style: it features bold, declarative statements that are immediately confronted with statements that seem to contradict them. Some experts believe that the purpose of this style is to get the reader thinking to reconcile these contradictions.

The Science of Intimate Relationships

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The Science of Intimate Relationships by Garth J. O. Fletcher,Jeffry A. Simpson,Lorne Campbell,Nickola C. Overall Book Summary:

Provides a unique interdisciplinary approach to the science of intimate human relationships This newly updated edition of a popular text is the first to present a full-blooded interdisciplinary and theoretically coherent approach to the latest scientific findings relating to human sexual relationships. Written by recognized leaders in the field in a style that is rigorous yet accessible, it looks beyond the core knowledge in social and evolutionary psychology to incorporate material and perspectives from cognitive science (including brain-imaging studies), developmental psychology, anthropology, comparative psychology, clinical psychology, genetic research, sociology, and biology. Written by an international team of acclaimed experts in the field, The Science of Intimate Relationships offers a wealth of thought-provoking ideas and insights into the science behind the initiation, maintenance, and termination of romantic relationships. The 2nd Edition features two new chapters on health and relationships, and friends and family, both of which shed new light on the complex links among human nature, culture, and romantic love. It covers key topics such as mate selection, attachment theory, love, communication, sex, relationship dissolution, violence, mind-reading, and the relationship brain. Provides a coherent and theoretically integrative approach to the subject of intimate relationships Offers an interdisciplinary perspective that looks beyond social and evolutionary psychology to many other scientific fields of study Includes two new chapters on ‘Relationships and Health’ and ‘Friends and Family’, added in response to feedback from professors who have used the textbook with their classes Presented by recognized leaders in the field of relationships Features PowerPoint slides and an online Teaching Handbook The Science of Intimate Relationships, 2nd Edition is designed for upper-level undergraduate students of human sexuality, psychology, anthropology, and other related fields.

Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Monnica T. Williams,Chad T. Wetterneck Book Summary:

Sexual obsessions are a common symptom of OCD, but addressing them in treatment is uniquely challenging due to feelings of shame, prior misdiagnosis, and the covert nature of ritualizing behaviors. These complicating factors make it difficult for clients to disclose their symptoms and for clinicians to know how to approach treatment. Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder provides clinicians with the information and guidance needed to help clients experiencing unwanted and intrusive thoughts of a sexual nature. Opening with background information on sexual obsessions and OCD, including assessment and differential diagnosis, Williams and Wetterneck then offer a complete, step-by-step manual describing treatment using a combination of empirically-supported CBT strategies, such as exposure and response prevention, cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as useful mindfulness techniques. Accompanying these practical, step-by-step instructions are educational handouts and diagrams for clients designed to promote learning. The book concludes with a discussion of relationship issues that commonly result from sexually-themed OCD, and how therapists can tackle these problems. Sexual Obsessions in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an essential resource for clinicians who treat OCD, as well as students and trainees from across the mental health professions.

Lire Margaret Atwood

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Lire Margaret Atwood by Marta Dvorak Book Summary:

Ce recueil bilingue consacré à l'écrivain canadien Margaret Atwood, reconnue comme l'une des figures dominantes de la littérature d'expression anglaise, contient l'intervention qu'elle a prononcée à Rennes en novembre 1998 sur son roman The Handmaid's Tale (La Servante écarlate) et sur le genre auquel il appartient. Le roman, inscrit aux programmes 1999 du CAPES et de l'Agrégation d'anglais, a été l'un des plus grands succès littéraires des années 80 aux Etats-Unis, au Canada et en Grande-Bretagne. Utopie, dystopie, satire, ou fiction spéculative, ce texte au scénario terrifiant s'inscrit à l'intérieur du courant postmoderne. Cet ouvrage rassemble des études du roman qui ont été présentées en décembre 1998 au Colloque Margaret Atwood organisé par le Centre d'Etudes Canadiennes de Rennes. Les auteurs analysent le texte sous différents éclairages : ils explorent les rapports entre littérature et société, politique et poétique, langage et organisation de la cité, et examinent les stratégies de détournement mises en œuvre. This bilingual collection devoted to Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, one of the best-known figures in the field of English language literature, contains the address that she pronounced in Rennes in November 1998 on her novel The Handmaid's Tale - one of the greatest literary successes of the 80's in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain - as well as on the genre to which it belongs. Whether it be a utopia, dystopia, satire, or else speculative fiction, the text with its terrifying scenario belongs to the postmodemist movement. This volume brings together studies of the novel that were presented in December 1998 at the Margaret Atwood Conference organised by die Centre d'Etudes Canadiennes of Rennes. The authors analyse the work from different perspectives - they explore the relationship between literature and society, politics and poetics, communication and community, and they study the strategies of resistance and displacement set up by the writer.

Negotiating Rites

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Negotiating Rites by Ute Hüsken,Frank Neubert Book Summary:

Ritual has been long viewed as an undisputed and indisputable part of (especially religious) tradition, performed over and over in the same ways: stable in form, meaningless, preconcieved, and with the aim of creating harmony and enabling a tradition's survival. The authors represented in this collection argue, however, that this view can be seriously challenged and that ritual's embeddedness in negotiation processes is one of its central features.

The Monastery Rules

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The Monastery Rules by Berthe Jansen Book Summary:

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Monastery Rules discusses the position of the monasteries in pre-1950s Tibetan Buddhist societies and how that position was informed by the far-reaching relationship of monastic Buddhism with Tibetan society, economy, law, and culture. Jansen focuses her study on monastic guidelines, or bca’ yig. The first study of its kind to examine the genre in detail, the book contains an exploration of its parallels in other Buddhist cultures, its connection to the Vinaya, and its value as socio-historical source-material. The guidelines are witness to certain socio-economic changes, while also containing rules that aim to change the monastery in order to preserve it. Jansen argues that the monastic institutions’ influence on society was maintained not merely due to prevailing power-relations, but also because of certain deep-rooted Buddhist beliefs.

Language. an Introduction to the Study of Speech

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Language. an Introduction to the Study of Speech by Edward Sapir Book Summary:

1921. This little book aims to give a certain perspective on the subject of language rather than to assemble facts about it. It has little to say of the ultimate psychological basis of speech and gives only enough of the actual descriptive or historical facts of particular languages to illustrate principles. Its main purpose is to show what I conceive language to be, what is its variability in place and time, and what are its relations to other fundamental human interests-the problem of thought, the nature of the historical process, race, culture, art. Contents: Language Define; The Elements of Speech; The Sounds of Language; Form in Language; Grammatical Processes; Form in Language; Grammatical Concepts; Types of Linguistic Structure; Language as a Historical Product: Drift; Language as a Historical Product: Phonetic Law; How Languages Influence Each Other; Language, Race and Culture; and Language and Literature.

Soka Gakkai’s Human Revolution

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Soka Gakkai’s Human Revolution by Levi McLaughlin Book Summary:

Soka Gakkai is Japan’s largest and most influential new religious organization: It claims more than 8 million Japanese households and close to 2 million members in 192 countries and territories. The religion is best known for its affiliated political party, Komeito (the Clean Government Party), which comprises part of the ruling coalition in Japan’s National Diet, and it exerts considerable influence in education, media, finance, and other key areas. Levi McLaughlin’s comprehensive account of Soka Gakkai draws on nearly two decades of archival research and non-member fieldwork to account for its institutional development beyond Buddhism and suggest how we should understand the activities and dispositions of its adherents. McLaughlin explores the group’s Nichiren Buddhist origins and turns to insights from religion, political science, anthropology, and cultural studies to characterize Soka Gakkai as mimetic of the nation-state. Ethnographic vignettes combine with historical evidence to demonstrate ways Soka Gakkai’s twin Buddhist and modern humanist legacies inform the organization’s mimesis of the modern Japan in which the group took shape. To make this argument, McLaughlin analyzes Gakkai sources heretofore untreated in English-language scholarship; provides a close reading of the serial novel The Human Revolution, which serves the Gakkai as both history and de facto scripture; identifies ways episodes from members’ lives form new chapters in its growing canon; and contributes to discussions of religion and gender as he chronicles the lives of members who simultaneously reaffirm generational transmission of Gakkai devotion as they pose challenges for the organization’s future. Readers looking for analyses of the nation-state and strategies for understanding New Religions and modern Buddhism will find Soka Gakkai’s Human Revolution to be an especially thought-provoking study that offers widely applicable theoretical models.

The Property Species

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The Property Species by Bart J. Wilson Book Summary:

"What is property, and why does our species happen to have it? In The Property Species, Bart Wilson explores how Homo sapiens acquires, perceives, and knows the custom of property, and why it might be relevant for understanding how property works in the twenty-first century. Arguing from some hard-to-dispute facts that neither the natural sciences nor the humanities - nor the social sciences squarely in the middle - are synthesizing a full account of property, Wilson offers a cross-disciplinary compromise that is sure to be controversial: All human beings and only human beings have property in things, and at its core, property rests on custom, not rights. Such an alternative to conventional thinking contends that the origins of property lie not in food, mates, territory, or land, but in the very human act of creating, with symbolic thought, something new that did not previously exist. Integrating cognitive linguistics with the philosophy of property and a fresh look at property disputes in the common law, Wilson makes the case that symbolic-thinking humans locate the meaning of property within a thing. The provocative implications are that property - not property rights - is an inherent fundamental principle of economics, and that legal realists and the bundle of sticks metaphor are wrong about the facts regarding property. Written by an economist who marvels at the natural history of humankind, the book is essential reading for experts and any reader who has wondered why people claim things as "Mine!", and what that means for our humanity. "--

Zen Ritual

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Zen Ritual by Steven Heine,Dale S. Wright Book Summary:

Written by prominent scholars, this text covers rituals from the early Chan period to modern Japan and key developments that occurred in the Linji/Rinzai and Caodon/Soto schools. It describes how rituals mould the lives of its practitioners in accordance with the ideal of Zen awakening.

Culture as Embodiment

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Culture as Embodiment by Paul Voestermans,Theo Verheggen Book Summary:

Culture as Embodiment utilizes recent insights inpsychology, cognitive, and affective science to reveal the culturalpatterning of behavior in group-related practices. Applies the best of the behavioural sciences to contemporaryissues of behavioural cross-fertilization in globalexchange Presents an original theory to be used in the gender andintegration debates, about what the acceptance of newcomers fromdifferent cultural backgrounds really entails Presents a theory that is also applicable to youth culture andthe split in modern society between underclass, modal class, andthe elite Contains an original approach to the persistence of religion,and relates religious thought to the cognitive capacity of genericbelief

The Mating Mind

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The Mating Mind by Geoffrey Miller Book Summary:

At once a pioneering study of evolution and an accessible and lively reading experience, The Mating Mind marks the arrival of a prescient and provocative new science writer. Psychologist Geoffrey Miller offers the most convincing–and radical–explanation for how and why the human mind evolved. Consciousness, morality, creativity, language, and art: these are the traits that make us human. Scientists have traditionally explained these qualities as merely a side effect of surplus brain size, but Miller argues that they were sexual attractors, not side effects. He bases his argument on Darwin’ s theory of sexual selection, which until now has played second fiddle to Darwin’ s theory of natural selection, and draws on ideas and research from a wide range of fields, including psychology, economics, history, and pop culture. Witty, powerfully argued, and continually thought-provoking, The Mating Mind is a landmark in our understanding of our own species.