Meditations

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Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307569764

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition.

Meditations

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Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264863

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Vampires, those dark children of the night, who rise from their coffins to suck the blood of the living, continue to hold a strange fascination and dread. In this unique collection of vampire stories you will find some of the earliest depictions of these

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

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Author: Rene Descartes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141936061

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-49.

Discourse on Method and Related Writings

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Author: Rene Descartes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101160500

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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"It is not enough to have a good mind; it is more important to use it well" René Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to replace the traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes’ most radical ideas—such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them—have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy. This edition sets the Discourse on Method in the wider context of Descartes’ work, with the Rules for Guiding One’s Intelligence in Searching for the Truth (1628), extracts from The World (1633) and selected letters from 1636-9. A companion volume, Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings, is also published in Penguin Classics.

Discourses and Selected Writings

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Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141917482

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

Letters from a Stoic

Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

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Author: Seneca

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141914521

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca (c. 4 BC- AD 65) that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to Christianity, for it upholds upright ethical ideals and extols virtuous living, as well as expressing disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane slaughters witnessed in the Roman arenas. Seneca's major contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into a powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

Meditations

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Author: Rene Descartes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141957190

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Widely regarded as the father of modern Western philosophy, Descartes sought to look beyond established ideas and create a thought system based on reason. In this profound work he meditates on doubt, the human soul, God, truth and the nature of existence itself. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Meditations

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Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191081X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Written in Greek by an intellectual Roman emperor without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) offer a wide range of fascinating spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. Spanning from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation, they cover such diverse topics as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and Aurelius's own emotions. But while the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation, in developing his beliefs Marcus also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a series of wise and practical aphorisms that have been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and ordinary readers for almost two thousand years.

The Essential Marcus Aurelius

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Author: Jacob Needleman,John Piazza

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101216115

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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This inaugural-and all new-Tarcher Cornerstone Edition presents a stunningly relevant and reliable translation of the thoughts and aphorisms of the Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, properly placing the philosopher-king's writings within the vein of the world's great religious and ethical traditions. The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE). His private meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with the same penetrating clarity and shining light as the words of Shakespeare, Emerson, or Thoreau. In this remarkable new translation, bestselling religious philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P. Piazza have retained the depth of Marcus's perspective on life. They have carefully selected and faithfully rendered those passages that clarify Marcus's role as someone who stood within the great religious and ethical traditions that extend throughout every culture in human history. The voice that emerges from their translation is a universal one, equally recognizable to students of Christ, Buddha, the Vedas, the Talmud, and to anyone who sincerely searches for a way of meaning in contemporary life.

The Bhagavad Gita

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Author: Juan Mascaró

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140449181

Category: Religion

Page: 85

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'The Bhagavad Gita' is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry. It describes how, at the beginning of a mighty battle between the Pandava and Kaurava armies, the god Krishna gives spiritual enlightenment to the warrior Arjuna, who realizes that the true battle is for his own soul.

Meditations

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Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140441406

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 187

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Notes on the Roman philosopher's life and the relations between Stoicism and Christianity preface a modern translation of the journal

Tales of Hoffmann

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Author: Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 509

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Nature and Selected Essays

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Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142437629

Category: Fiction

Page: 415

View: 1944

Edited with an Introduction by Larzer Ziff.

Meditations on the Tarot

A Journey into Christian Hermeticism

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Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101657855

Category: Religion

Page: 688

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Now in a fully corrected edition, one of the true spiritual classics of the twentieth century. Published for the first time with an index and Cardinal Hans Urs von Balthasar’s afterword, this new English publication of Meditations on the Tarot is the landmark edition of one of the most important works of esoteric Christianity. Written anonymously and published posthumously, as was the author’s wish, the intention of this work is for the reader to find a relationship with the author in the spiritual dimensions of existence. The author wanted not to be thought of as a personality who lived from 1900 to 1973, but as a friend who is communicating with us from beyond the boundaries of ordinary life. Using the 22 major arcana of the tarot deck as a means to explore some of humanity’s most penetrating spiritual questions, Meditations on the Tarot has attracted an unprecedented range of praise from across the spiritual spectrum. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Emperor's Handbook

A New Translation of The Meditations

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Author: Marcus Aurelius,C. Scot Hicks,David Hicks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743233832

Category: History

Page: 148

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A new translation offers readers a practical handbook to life and leadership, filled with classical stoic wisdom and advice.

Mindful Hypnobirthing

Hypnosis and Mindfulness Techniques for a Calm and Confident Birth

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Author: Sophie Fletcher

Publisher: Vermilion

ISBN: 9780091954598

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 246

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Hypnotherapist and experienced doula Sophie Fletcher shares with you the secrets to having a safe, natural and positive birth. Using a powerful combination of mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation techniques, Sophie will ensure you feel genuinely excited and completely prepared for birth. With stories from women who have successfully used the tools in this book, and downloadable hypnosis and relaxation tracks, discover how to: - use your mind and body together to stay focused and in control - draw on visualisation and breathing techniques to help birth progress - feel positive and empowered, before, during and after you give birth Reassuring, practical and based entirely on what works, Mindful Hypnobirthing is your essential guide to giving birth the way you want to.

The Daily Stoic

366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

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Author: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735211744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 1641

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well. From the Hardcover edition.

The Invincible Kingdom

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Author: Robin Norwood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473519594

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

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The in-depth practical companion to the hugely popular bestselling self-help book, Women Who Love Too Much. These meditation exercises will help readers feel happier within themselves, and will pave the way towards happy, successful relationships. In her bestselling self-help book, Women Who Love Too Much, Robin Norwood revolutionised the way we look at love, with a compassionate, intimate book offering a detailed psychological recovery programme for women who love too much – women who are attracted to the wrong men, who neglect their own interests and friends and who are unable to leave tormented relationships for fear of being 'empty without him'. It is a book that speaks to nearly every woman who has ever loved and lost. With multiple millions in sales throughout the world, Women Who Love Too Much remains an invaluable guide to a successful relationship and is an eagerly sought source of help to women and men everywhere. Norwood now enhances the practical wisdom of that book with years' worth of deep reflection and study. The result is a practical guide to relationships, containing a series of daily meditations that promote sane loving and serene living no matter what is – or isn't – happening in your personal life. Each page of Daily Meditations stimulates awareness, offers guidance and enables self-development. Whether you breeze through this charming book in one sitting or savour each meditation a day at a time, the pages of Daily Meditations of Women Who Love Too Much offer fresh inspiration and insights with every reading. It is the ultimate how-to book for anyone in need of relationship help.

Meditations from the Road

365 Daily Lessons from the Road Less Travelled and the Different Drum

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Author: M. Scott Peck

Publisher: Rider

ISBN: 9781846045424

Category:

Page: 384

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During the last decade, Scott Peck's writing had transformed the lives of millions of people. In this new, pocket-sized volume, Dr Peck has selected 365 inspirational thoughts, focusing on the important challenges of daily life- from overcoming pain to caring for others to making decisions. Each thought is referenced to the source book.