Sun Yat-sen's shadow is a Chinese box. A story within another story, within a new and different one... In its pages we will discover the life of Sun Yixian or Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), the man who transformed the Chinese empire into a republic. He was the son of two peasants who emigrated to Hawaii, ..
This book is a yoga treatise written in the form of a biography. Although it’s divided into two parts -East and West- yoga is the common thread that defines the spiritual path of the author. Yoga is understood as the individual trip towards the interior of oneself and where everything can be discove..
Is there an art to drinking alcohol? Can drinking ever be a virtue? The Renaissance humanist and neoclassical poet Vincent Obsopoeus (ca. 1498–1539) thought so. In the winelands of sixteenth-century Germany, he witnessed the birth of a poisonous new culture of bingeing, hazing, peer pressure, and co..
Along with Stoicism and Epicureanism, Skepticism is one of the three major schools of ancient Greek philosophy that claim to offer a way of living as well as thinking. How to Keep an Open Mind provides an unmatched introduction to skepticism by presenting a fresh, modern translation of key passages ..
How to Innovate is an engaging and entertaining introduction to key ideas about―and examples of―innovation and creative thinking from ancient Greece. Armand D’Angour provides lively new translations of selections from Aristotle, Diodorus, and Athenaeus, with the original Greek text on facing pages. ..
Brian O'Connor argues that the case against an indifference to work and effort is flawed--and that idle aimlessness may allow for freedom. A thought-provoking reconsideration of productivity, Idleness shows that no theory of what it means to have a free mind can exclude idleness from the conversatio..
On average, we spend around six years of our lives dreaming. Yet, astonishingly, few of us understand the purpose of dreams and even fewer recognize what our dreaming mind can tell us about ourselves and our world. Melinda Powell, psychotherapist and co-founder of the Dream Research Institute UK, re..
Machines are designed to run constantly; people aren't. To prosper, we need a more sustainable approach - an ability to pause. Do Pause looks at the importance of this powerful idea and includes tools to help you create new habits or make significant lifestyle choices. Discover how to reset and rege..
This book is a compendium of Haru's phrases. Phrases that some and others have underlined when reading the life story of our archer. It is the meeting of all the quotes that have been copied in notebooks, have been painted on walls, have been tattooed on the skin. It is the answer to how many t..
Spiritual Science offers a spiritual view of reality that transcends both conventional science and religion, and answers many of the riddles that neither can explain. The standard model of science has had little success in explaining such areas as human consciousness, the connection between the mind..
For anyone who feels overwhelmed by the demands and anxieties of daily life, Do Breathe provides practices for fostering relaxation, awareness, and focus. This book features sections on breath work, mindfulness, energy, and courage, and is brimming with practical advice; including the three keys to ..
This book challenges what we take for granted and reminds us that triumphs and failures are lies. This is an "optimistic" theory of failure. Ignasi Giró explores the curious combinations between technology, design, and empathy by explaining how a failed documentary became an invention for around the..