This is a brutally honest, no-holds-barred memoir of a cop's time on the street. it is a "scorching, devastating book" (Lawrence Block). Told in short story format, it chronicles a young man's journey from idealistic rookie to scarred, cynical veteran.
You are deeper than your life shows, and you know it. You are more loving than your relationships allow, more brilliant than your career suggests. In your secret depth of being, you are infinite, creative, boundless and utterly unable to press your full glory into the world. Or so it seems. In Blue Truth, David Deida presents a treasury of skills and insights for uncovering and offering your true heart of purpose, passion, and unquenchable love. In Part One, Deida shows you how to open as the entirety of the moment, feeling as deep inside and as far outside as you can, for as long as now opens. In Part Two, he reveals how to walk this path in the wilderness of intimate relationship, illuminating the art and play of sexual gifting, including how to expertly navigate the tangle of anger, jealousy, fear, lust, and much, much more. “Knowing the truth is fairly useless; feeling it is profound; living it makes all the difference,” teaches David Deida. With Blue Truth, you have an unprecedented guide for living your own deep truth, and awakening “as the bare openness you are, in the free offering of love to all.” Blue Truth was named by Spirituality & Health Magazine (June 2006 issue) as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2005, in the Personal Growth category. Praise “Blue Truth is a brilliant book, absolutely gorgeous. Ancient wisdom on sacred sexuality, freed of historical and cultural trappings, glows from these pages in exhilarating, luminous prose. Deida brilliantly lays bare the hidden psychology of feminine and masculine and offers clear instructions for tapping into our deepest core and achieving true harmony through sexual intimacy. I feel that Deida has reached a new level of poetic genius in his writing, and his understanding of feminine psychology astounds me. I am just knocked out by this book.” —Miranda Shaw, PhD, author of Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism “David Deida is in the dynamic living oral tradition of maverick spiritual teachers who, like free-jazz musicians, can riff directly on Reality, outside of established forms. Mark my words: in a future that I hope is not too far off, David Deida’s original Western Dharma will be widely known as one of the most sublime and accessible expressions of the essence of spiritual practice that is freely offered today.” —Lama Surya Das, bestselling author of Awakening the Buddha Within “The openness, the love! What lively new language David Deida finds for the unsayable.” —Coleman Barks, author of The Essential Rumi
The police see everything-the best and worst of humanity, from accidental tragedy to psychopathic crime. As part of Macon, Georgia Law enforcement from the 1970s through 2016, Sergeant John Neal Smith experienced it all. This memoir is a first-hand account of the realities that most citizens never see, from shooting a rock star he grew up with to a high-speed kidnapping chase that set the freeway on fire. These hard-hitting, honest stories about police who are victims of racism and of public misperception will change the way you see cops. Gripping, real, and compelling, this is a book you won't be able to put down.
From the Foreword by Don Edward Beck, PhD: Books about subjects like economics are rarely written from the perspective of human or cultural evolution. Seldom, if ever, does a reader come across a narrative with pioneering methods that reframe a specialized discipline through a wide-cultural whole systems approach. This is precisely what Said E. Dawlabani does in this revolutionary book, Memenomics: The Next-Generation Economic System. This is a book that reframes the issues of competing economic and political ideologies and places them into an evolutionary new paradigm. This is a book about change done right. It is no secret that today we are dealing with a great political divide that threatens many of our democratic institutions. Right and left ideologies have becomes polarized camps that seem to be worlds apart.
An unparalleled portrait of the Conservative Party and each of its nineteen leaders, Blue Thunder rollicks through 141 years of Canadian Conservative leadership. A sprawling, page-turning exposé, Blue Thunder draws upon a wealth of public and private material that Plamondon has enriched with fresh insights. Make no mistake. Blue Thunder is no hagiography. This is a warts-and-all portrait that examines in compelling and revealing detail the lows as well as the highs. Along the way myths are exposed, blame is assessed, and heroes are chosen. More analytically, Plamondon boldly sifts from the record what today's Conservatives need to learn from the past to be successful in the future. A captivating, entertaining and definitive look at the accomplishments and failures of Canadian Conservative leadership, Blue Thunder is a must read for anyone who follows Canadian politics today and an invaluable reference source for decades.
Discover the incredible storehouse of power available in the faith, symbols, and practice of one of the world's great magickal traditions, when you read The Truth About Teutonic Magick by Edred Thorsson. The deep secrets and great truths about how the Teutons practiced their troth and magick in days of yore—and how the Teutonic faith lives on today—is explored in The Truth About Teutonic Magick. Thorsson, a world-famous author and expert on northern European traditions and magick, has dedicated over 20 years to studying all aspects of the Teutonic magickal and religious tradition. He brings the fruit of that knowledge to you in this book. The Truth About Teutonic Magick penetrates the mysteries of the two great traditions of Teutonic—or Germanic—magick: the practice of traveling to other dimensions and the system of magickal symbolism called the runes. The Truth About Teutonic Magick is a clear, fascinating introduction to Teutonic magick, covering: ·The key deities of Teutonic religion: Woden, Freya, Thor, Frigga, and others ·The divine realms and Yggdrasill ·The 24 runes—a magickal map of the cosmos and human consciousness ·The use of runic ritual for magickal and divinatory purposes ·Seidhr: the shamanic practice of traveling to other dimensions ·Rituals of Teutonic magick: hallowing, blessing, drinking, rede, giving, and more ·The sacred cycle of the year ·The Faustian tradition and Saturnian magick If you want to discover the source of one of the most powerful magickal systems around (perhaps, reaching back to your own heritage), you should get The Truth About Teutonic Magick.
The book has a wide spectrum of characters and situations involving men and women drawn from around the world. They come from many countries, including America, Italy, Britain, Spain, Russia, India, Nepal, and a few others. The book covers a time period of around a decade after World War II and a few years thereafter. The story starts from the disappearance of a business family from London who was scheduled to travel to the Isle of Wight for a holiday. Events follow in quick succession, and the narration adopts two interconnecting streams, namely, one of evil and the other of exalted martial action cum spiritual interaction to counter that evil. Skimora in this book offers the readers a heady mixture of earthy, exciting mystery, thrilling action, and hitherto unexplored domains of spirituality. He unveils a brotherhood of pious persons pitted against a brutal organization of evil-doers spreading terror, death, and mayhem. He reveals a set of secret eternal laws that could govern all things and situations while recording the events in a continuum for all time. Many of these truths are explained by a set of powerful masters and grandmasters drawn from various religious backgrounds, such as Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu Shinto, and others. There is solid action in many dimensions culminating in a conclave of the spiritual masters at a secret location. The theory of an ancient Hindu astrologer of the twelfth century is combined with the latest technology available at that time to find an exciting solution to eliminate evil from the minds of men and women for a period of eighty years, coinciding with the cyclic movement of certain planets around the sun.
Truth depends in some sense on reality. But it is a rather delicate matter to spell this intuition out in a plausible and precise way. According to the theory of truth-making this intuition implies that either every truth or at least every truth of a certain class of truths has a so-called truth-maker, an entity whose existence accounts for truth. This book aims to provide several ways of assessing the correctness of this controversial claim. This book presents a detailed introduction to the theory of truth-making, which outlines truth-maker relations, the ontological category of truth-making entities, and the scope of a truth-maker theory. The essays brought together here represent the most important articles on truth-making in the last three decades as well as new essays by leading researchers in the field of the theory of truth and of truth-making.