Free philosophy Kindle books for 04 Aug 16

Living With an Impostor: A Confluence of Art, Depression and Dementia

by Lawrence Lee

Living With an Impostor is a unique look into one man’s mind and heart as he struggles to cope with clinical depression and a wife who is evaporating before his eyes into the pit of dementia that is Alzheimer’s disease. Infusing it all is his life as a successful artist, and questions he eventually faces regarding just how his art and depression form part of the awful spiral of emotional torment he faces as his wife begins to disappear. In doing so, he reveals the very personal terrors that stalk two diseased brains, and struggles to find some meaning in it all.

All this combines into a cautionary tale that will ring true to anyone over 50. You will laugh. You will cry. You will ask yourself some of the hard questions most people forget to ask while there is still time. The author uses excerpts from personal journals and other writings to weave together the three related stories of art, dementia, and depression into a book that reveals something of the disjointed nature of human experience and points again and again to the role small, seemingly trivial decisions can have in all our lives: how chance can become a most powerful conspirator, leading us down paths un-chosen and changing our lives forever.

As the author attempts to find personal meaning in the course his life has taken, the reader is swept along in their own personal journey, wondering about their own past and future, and about those decisions both grand and small that have brought them to their particular place on their unique road into the future. Some will find solace. Others will find heartbreak. All will come away looking at themselves and their lives differently, for better or for worse.



Trigram Magic: Summoning the Spirits of the Eight Trigrams

by Stauros Rein

Table of Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction

2. Process of Evocation

3. Materials Required

4. Step 1 – Cleansing ceremony

5. Step 2 – Evocation

6. Step 3 – Dispersing

7. The Magic of the Heaven Trigram

8. The Magic of the Earth Trigram

9. The Magic of the Wind Trigram

10. The Magic of the Thunder Trigram

11. The Magic of the Water Trigram

12. The Magic of the Fire Trigram

13. The Magic of the Mountain Trigram

14. The Magic of the Lake Trigram

15. Conclusion



Karma Mastery

by Atma Ananda

This book describes the concept of Karma in its historical development. The concept of Karma was already present in early Indian religious texts. But from the beginning it embraced broader sphere than terms between humans and gods. Therefore, later it answered for polytheism preservation, development of spiritual tolerance, and uprising of many sects in Hinduism framework. The concept of Karma remained rigidly irrelevant to any concrete religious world outlook. It was easily accepted by other spiritual movements being included into very different systems explaining arrangement of creation in whole. Karma concedes plenty of both gods and religions.



26. Aftermath (When the Jonquils Bloom Again, 3rd Edition)

by J G Knox

The last of 26 segments, a chapter from the 567 page saga When the Jonquils Bloom Again, 3rd Edition, full version available in print and kindle, these are the stories of Sharon and her family, starting in 1847, ending in the present.

This is the end, the last chapter in a long saga. What makes it worth reading, different from other stories, worth the effort? Of course it’s well written, has interesting side travels, resolves major problems, and ends happily ever after, characters you know, have come to love going on to have good lives, success.

There is something special in this book—love. A special aspect of this love is a sexual fetish, Sharon’s sexual fetish. Part of her, her husband knew, could have ignored, could have left her pining for fulfillment all her life. He didn’t. He took her fantasy and made it real. Harmless fantasies made real tend to feed the soul of the of the fetishist, make them whole. When blended with real, gentle, loving sex, it can make the fantasy fade to its proper place in love—secondary to reality. This is how this book ends, how good lives begin. This fiction makes real a paradigm of reality that should fill the world with love. That’s why you should read it. It’s why I wrote it.

The Aftermath, not like the aftermath of a storm or tragedy, this is a love story, an unending love story. The aftermath is gentle waves on a white sand beach, a nice place to make a few more footprints before the active part of this work sleeps in the sand, and the thoughts now cast in paper ride the waves to your heart.

As a writer, these characters are my friends, a collage of people I have known in my long life, the people I say good night to as I go to sleep, the people I talk to in the morning. I like them. Of course now they’re gone. The book is closed. I miss them, but they’re still here.

Good night Sharon. Good night Amber, Albert, Mr. Forest, Mrs. Forest—all you guys!

It’s reassuring to know that some day I’ll wake up and they’ll be here again. With all the love they represented, they live in fiction. One day they will be real to me when I no longer live in this world, but live in a world of pure love, an afterlife worth dying for, an after life promised in faiths world wide. After all the trials, troubles, aches, and pains—isn’t heaven pure love? Isn’t true love what Albert and Amber had, what Noble and Sharon had—what we all should have, the final Aftermath?



Bubble Bali: Spiritual Inflation within Multicultural Syncretism

by Atma Ananda

This is third collection of the author’s articles published in local magazines â??Ubud Community’ and â??Sanur Community’ monthly in Bali island, Indonesia (2009-2013). Whole trilogy includes two previous books â??Kali-Bali’ (2010) and â??Double Bali’ (2011). Obviously, â??Bubble Bali’ means the logical conclusion of investigation in this complicated intrigued cultural mixture. First book was dedicated to traditional Balinese source in Tantric Hinduism merged into original Animism and Shamanism. Second book was concentrated on gap in-between Hinduism and Buddhism as two main coexisting religions in the island. Third book is dealing with plenty cultural contributions both ethnic and religious, such as Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Javanese, Buddhist, Christian, etc. plus different attempts of synthesis.
Namely this dramatic cocktail is reflected in present collection.



An action unlike any other: Seven Dialogues on Human Relationship (Thinking Together Book 3)

by Paul D

The war on the military battle-field or in the streets of the foreign city, where it is now usually fought, is no different in kind from the war being waged constantly within the individual human mind. There may be a difference of degree but essentially they are one and the same thing. The individual human mind has amassed a wealth of evidence to support the notion that it is an important separate identity and, put very simply, that sense of being a separate identity is the first step to murder. From the idea of my self comes all the rest of itâ??my self-esteem, my values, my family, my tribe, my nation, my culture, my beliefs, my rights, and so forthâ??and thus the foundations are laid from which one views the whole of the world. One may view that world positively or negatively, or sentimentally or coldly, depending upon the nature of the personal foundation but whichever way one views the world, it is a personal viewpoint born out of all the accumulated memories and interpretations of one’s own experiences and responses both good and bad. This notion of individuality is bound to bring about conflict with others; conflict in varying degrees and with varying forms, from our minor domestic disputes to the full-blown military campaign.

If we don’t transform societyâ??which is equally where we work or where we liveâ??then who will do it? Who will transform society? Who or what will bring about the end of our conflicts both internal and external? Or is conflict the eternal human condition and nothing will change it? The great organised efforts of the past have all failed whether those efforts have been made in the religious, in the political or in the philosophical arena. They have all failed. Man is still fighting man, still hiding in his own corner of the world trying to stay safe, still self-protective and defensive, perhaps angry at some things, guilty about some things, fearful about some things, puzzled about some things. That is the life of man, generally. Either he is doing what he can to make his own corner more comfortable and secure or he is waiting for something better than all thisâ??whether through good fortune, blind chance or fateâ??or he is just waiting for the peaceful oblivion of death. There are so many ways of escaping from this mess of the world, so many distractions.

You and I are society. Whatever relationship we have with one another here right now, that is the relationship we have with the rest of the world. To me that is quite obvious and I wonder if you see it too? Whatever relationship we have with each otherâ??whatever is the essential quality of thatâ??the same quality must also be in our relationships with other people, from the closest life partner to the remotest stranger. And outside of our relationships with other people, there is no society. Society is our relationship. So society is here today between you and Iâ??whoever you are and whoever I am.

Is it possible for us to look together at some of these questions? That’s the whole import of these books.



THE AIM OF YOUR LIFE: LIFE IS NOT ALL ABOUT EARNING MONEY

by DEEPAK GUPTA

THE AIM OF YOUR LIFE

LIFE IS NOT ALL ABOUT EARNING MONEY INSTEAD…………………..

WHAT IS THE AIM OF YOUR LIFE?

THIS BOOK IS FOCUSED ON AN INDIVIDUAL PERSON, AND I AM GIVING YOU ASSURANCE THAT YOU WILL GET THE ANSWER OF THIS QUESTION.

WE ALL HAVE THE SIMILAR AIMS IN OUR LIFE?

THIS IS REALLY LOOKING VERY STRANGE.GOD SENT YOU TO THIS EARTH JUST TO FULFILL THE ABOVE THINGS/AIMS .IT’S WRONG, ABSOLUTELY VERY WRONG.

BUT YOU DON’T NEED TO WANDER ANYWHERE ELSE BECAUSE I HAVE THE ANSWER OF THIS COMPLICATED QUESTION.

GOD SENT YOU TO THIS EARTH AND YOU LIVE YOUR WHOLE LIFE AND WENT BACK TO GOD AFTER DEATH.SO WHAT HAD YOU EARN IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE??

YOU ARE FINDING HAPPINESS AND PLEASURE IN MONEY BUT ITS TOTALLY WRONG.MONEY IS NOT THE WAY OF SEARCHING HAPPINESS.HAPPINESS IS ALL ABOUT SELF SATISFACTION.NOW THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, WHY GOD SENT YOU TO THIS EARTH?

“YOU DON’T NEED TO LIVE FOR 1000 YEARS TO DO SOME GREAT WORK, DO THAT GREAT WORK IN ONE DAY AND YOU WILL BE REMIND FOR 1000 YEARS”

HOW WILL YOU FEEL, WHEN YOU GET TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE EARNED WEALTH BUT THERE’S NO ONE WHO REMINDS YOU FOR SOME GOOD DEEDS OR SOME GREAT WORK AT THE TIME OF YOUR DEATH.

ALWAYS REMIND THIS SENTENCE IN YOUR MIND:

“YOU ARE ALIVE TILL THE PEOPLE TALKS ABOUT YOUR GOOD DEEDS”

“EVERYTHING IS MORTAL IN THIS WORLD EXCEPT THE HUMANITY AND GOD.BOTH HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE LIFE OF OTHERS.BOTH HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE PERSPECTIVE OF THIS DYNAMIC WORLD.YOU JUST NEED TO BRING THE BOTH TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE THE REAL AIM IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU WILL BECOME IMMORTAL PERSON IN THIS MORTAL WORLD” ©

REGARDS: DEEPAK GUPTA



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