Have you ever thought that there might be something wrong with human beings, even that we might be slightly insane? Why is it that so many human beings are filled with a restless discontent, and an insatiable desire for material goods, status and power? Why is it that human history has been filled with endless conflict, oppression and inequality? In this ground-breaking and inspiring book, Steve Taylor shows that we do suffer from a psychological disorder, which he refers to as humania, or ego-madness. This disorder is so close to us that we don't realize it's there, but it's the root cause of all our dysfunctional behaviour, both as individuals and as a species. This book explains the characteristics of humania, where it stems from and how it leads to the madness of materialism, status-seeking, warfare, inequality and other symptoms of our insanity. But equally importantly, Back to Sanity shows how we can heal this mental disorder and allow the fleeting moments of harmony that we all experience from time to time to become our permanent state of being.
Defines the psychological disorder from which the author contends humans suffer, explaining how "humania" leads to such phenomena as endless wanting, warfare, and environmental destruction, and discusses how this state of mind can be healed.
Return To Sanity is the second book of the trilogy dealing with the life and events of the author, Dick C. The book begins where the first book of the trilogy, Headlong Through Life ended. Dick C has just walked himself into a Treatment Center. He has no idea what to expect and is not prepared for any of what is to come. The book generally details the next ten years of the author’s life and struggle to continue to maintain his recovery. His life is beset with continuing tragedies. Eventually he will lose everything. He will start his life over. All of this is unexpected and must be dealt with by Dick C during his daily struggles. This book will inspire any person that is attempting to change their life. Read the entire Trilogy Headlong Through Life, Book 1 of a Trilogy Return To Sanity, Book 2 of a Trilogy The Shark Tank, Book 3 of a Trilogy
The socialist agenda is being crammed down the throat of Americans in the veiled political movement called progressivism that has spanned many generations. The hated despots in power have conspired to infect the entire nation with PC (political correctness) poison brewed by the witches of the Left Coast, Great Flakes, and North Least. However, one man is immune to their poison because he has patriotic blood. This man begins a movement to counteract the psychos in power finding love, a revival of the true American spirit, and a course to take well into the future for all freedom loving people. This story brings to life some of the principles upon which the USA is built and a hope that the story line will bear witness to the reader. One must answer the question after reading: is it a nice little fairy tale or is it a fore tell of events to come if America continues on the course set by the polecats in Washington?
In Sandra Dallas' novel A Quilt for Christmas, it is 1864 and Eliza Spooner's husband Will has joined the Kansas volunteers to fight the Confederates, leaving her with their two children and in charge of their home and land. Eliza is confident that he will return home, and she helps pass the months making a special quilt to keep Will warm during his winter in the army. When the unthinkable happens, she takes in a woman and child who have been left alone and made vulnerable by the war, and she finds solace and camaraderie amongst the women of her quilting group. And when she is asked to help hide an escaped slave, she must decide for herself what is right, and who can she can count on to help her.
Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai is a powerful examination of religious ecstasy and the resistance to it. A call for moderation, it rejects the temptation of pure reason as well as pure sensuality, and is a staple of Greek tragedy, representing in structure and thematics an exemplary model of the classic tragic elements. Disguised as a young holy man, the god Bacchus arrives in Greece from Asia proclaiming his godhood and preaching his orgiastic religion. He expects to be embraced in Thebes, but the Theban king, Pentheus, forbids his people to worship him and tries to have him arrested. Enraged, Bacchus drives Pentheus mad and leads him to the mountains, where Pentheus' own mother, Agave, and the women of Thebes tear him to pieces in a Bacchic frenzy. Gibbons, a prize-winning poet, and Segal, a renowned classicist, offer a skilled new translation of this central text of Greek tragedy.
Employing the considerable archaeological and historical skills in her armory, Susan Piddock tries to lift the lid on the lunatic asylums of years gone by. Films and television programs have portrayed them as places of horror where the patients are restrained and left to listen to the cries of their fellow inmates in despair. But what was the world of nineteenth century lunatic asylums really like? Are these images true, or are we laboring under a misunderstanding?
Contributing to a growing "history from below" movement, Peter H. Amann argues that the major episodes of the French Revolution of I 848 can be rightly understood only if the perspective of the revolutionaries themselves is taken into account. His history of the Paris club movement of 1848 examines the most significant of the mass organizations through which the tens and perhaps hundreds of thousands of revolutionaries expressed themselves. The author pieces together scattered archival sources to reconstruct the origin, strategies, and main goals of the club movement, and the reasons for its ultimate failure to resist successfully the newly installed republican government's drive to restore traditional authority. He suggests that the club movement may be viewed in a broader, comparative perspective as a characteristic revolutionary phenomenon of a society in transition to modernity. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Dickey Tonking, a favorite student of troubled professor Barry Richter, is called upon to deliver a paper to an assembly of peers during Richters illness. In doing so, he radically distorts the original text and almost unconsciously includes ideas of his own. But when the professor dies in a fire that looks suspiciously like a suicide, his protg is left to face the academic consequences. Worse yet, when Dickey unwittingly becomes involved in an attempted murder of a girl by a jealous lover, he shoots the villain during a scuffle. As the girl, Cissy, flees the scene, both she and Dickey have no idea they will soon begin a rocky relationship with unforeseen consequences. To escape the police after the shooting, Dickey travels to South Africa, where he hopes to rekindle a liaison with a doctor; however, she soon terminates the relationship. Just as Dickey finds himself intrigued by a nurse, the police finally catch up with him. He is flown home under guard, tried, and sentenced to several years in jail. Visited by Cissy in prison, Dickey is relieved when his innocence is finally acknowledged. But now only time will tell whether their relationship will lastor whether he will ever be able to shake his obsession with the nurse he left behind. Limbodeswills Wain shares the tale of a young mans coming-of-age journey as he faces many challenges, learns to love, and discovers his destiny.