ESP, the Extraordinary Experiences of Ordinary People
Author: Sally Rhine Feather,Michael Schmicker
Pubpsher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Can some people see the future? Do some dreams contain warnings? Can we observe events unfolding thousands of miles away? Dr. Sally Rhine Feather, a director of one of the world's most respected institutes for paranormal studies, says yes—and she provides dozens of examples of how ESP appears in real life. Referring to decades of research of hard facts and data as proof that ESP is real, Dr. Feather now reveals breakthrough discoveries which include: what circumstances trigger ESP experiences, why some people have more of this gift than others, and whether the fate revealed in a dream or vision can be changed. Don't miss: · The dream that prevented a fatal heart attack of a stranger · Children's visions of dead people bringing messages for the living · A letter written and mailed that precisely predicted a nephew's injury in war · The stolen car recovered in Cleveland with the help of a vision · ...and more!
What moves us to give gifts to other people? The Gift brings together perspectives on gift exchange and reciprocity from different social scientific disciplines. The first part of this book contains anthropological and sociological 'classics' on gift giving and reciprocity. In the second part the focus is on social psychological theories, and on empirical research on gift giving in Western society. Finally, the main concepts underlying gift exchange - reciprocity, self-interest and altruism - are discussed. Here, the focus is on fundamental assumptions about human nature. Altruism and self-interest turn out to be much more interwoven than we are inclined to think.
"Leading the Pack" is a must read and a refreshing change from an academic approach to a realistic world view of Leadership in privately held businesses in the 21st century. Academic theory is one thing and practical application in real life, everyday, challenging, pressure packed, and stress related circumstances is an entirely different scenario. College studies don't relate to the numerous diversified and complicated cultural leadership challenges a President or CEO is likely to face on a day to day basis while trying to maximize profit, create or maintain competitive advantage and grow market share. "Leading the Pack" focuses on all the leadership issues that are likely to keep you up at night. Rick does an excellent job outlining the success formulas for being an effective "Lead Wolf" executive facing the diversified challenges of the 21st century for privately held businesses. Tom Marino, CEO, Exotic Automation & Supply "When it comes to understanding leadership as it applies to business today --- this book is Outstanding...the content is very informational and intuitive. The book is written in a reader friendly format with case studies that even the layperson can understand. You will go away after reading this book with a deeper insight on leadership, not only in the business world but also in life a book for EVERYONE to benefit from. Take the initiative and become a Lead Wolf!." Heather Parsons, Professor, University of Dayton Leading the Pack is a well written book about the dynamics of managing change and leading people. Rick emphasizes the value of respect for employees and their contribution to the success of the organization. Whether personal or corporate, change is inevitable and Johnson does a great job describing the qualities of successful leaders in a variety of business environments. His use of "thought provokers" and tabular data makes this book an easy but stimulating read, appropriate for all levels of management. John Stockhausen, President,
In The Gift, Lila Ellexson Senter reflects on Christmases past and takes us along for the journey. Throughout time, she and her friends and family have discovered the joy of "word gifts"--collections of quotations, original poetry, and stories that have amplified the meaning of Christmas for both the gift giver and the recipient. This book represents some of the most meaningful word gifts they have exchanged over the years. The words, so carefully chosen, reflect a strong faith, and the beautiful artwork that accompanies each word gift amplifies the message.
Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia
Author: Marilyn Strathern
Pubpsher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
In the most original and ambitious synthesis yet undertaken in Melanesian scholarship, Marilyn Strathern argues that gender relations have been a particular casualty of unexamined assumptions held by Western anthropologists and feminist scholars alike. The book treats with equal seriousness—and with equal good humor—the insights of Western social science, feminist politics, and ethnographic reporting, in order to rethink the representation of Melanesian social and cultural life. This makes The Gender of the Gift one of the most sustained critiques of cross-cultural comparison that anthropology has seen, and one of its most spirited vindications.
The anthropologist Marcel Mauss, in his famous exploration of the gift in "primitive" and archaic societies, showed that the essential aspect of the exchange of presents involved the establishment of a social tie that bound the parties together above and beyond any material value of the objects exchanged. He argued that these intangible mutual "debts" constituted the social fabric. Godbout and Caillé show that, contrary to the modern assumption that societies function on the basis of market exchange and the pursuit of self-interest, the gift still constitutes the foundation of our social fabric. The authors describe the gift not as an object but as a social connection, perhaps the most important social connection because it creates a sense of obligation to respond in kind. They examine the gift in a broad range of cases such as blood and organ donation; volunteer work; the bonds between friends, couples, and family; Santa Claus; the interaction between performers and their audience; and the relation of the artist to society. Written in an engaging manner, The World of the Gift will appeal to anyone who is interested in how the world really operates.
Angela the pumpkin explains to her friend Sammy the rabbit the environmental secrets that have allowed her to grow lovely and special, with the help of the soil, the sun, and the rain, and then she agrees to sacrifice herself for the good of others around her.