The Wisdom of Wine


Author: Simon Drew

Publisher: ACC Distribution

ISBN: 9781851497768

Category: Cooking

Page: 48

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The 30th book by Simon Drew - artist, illustrator and verse maker. In this book he turns his attention to wine.

The Wisdom of the Torah


Author: Philosophical Library

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453202269

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 683

Celebrate one of the world’s greatest collections of pure literature In Hebrew, the word Torah means instruction, and throughout thousands of years this collection of writing has offered just that—instruction in the central beliefs of three world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But by observing the Torah, or the Hebrew Bible, as a collected work of multiple authors spanning generations, the modern reader can look beyond its fundamental instruction. The Wisdom of the Torah concentrates on the Hebrew Bible as a book of philosophy and literature and offers some of its most powerful and poetic passages, including “The Poems of King David,” “The Parables of King Solomon,” and “The Love Songs of King Solomon.” In these works, readers find many lyrical and timeless reflections on what it means to have faith and to be a member of the human race. This ebook features a new introduction, image gallery, timeline of the Torah and Judaic history, and index of the Books of the Torah.

The Wisdom Of Whores

Bureaucrats, Brothels And The Business Of Aids


Author: Elizabeth Pisani

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847084052

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 2874

In The Wisdom of Whores, epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani brings honesty, wit and startling pragmatism to the tawdry front lines of sex and drugs. She explains how we could shut down HIV in most of the world with a few simple steps, with less money than we already have spent. We could do it now. But shockingly, it isn't happening. From the backstreets to the boardrooms, politics, ideology and cash have bulldozed through scientific evidence and common sense. The Wisdom of Whores is both a riveting expos of the Aids industry and a penetrating analysis of where we've gone wrong.

The Wisdom of the Talmud


Author: Philosophical Library

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453202218

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 7715

Discover the ancient wisdom and historical influence of a cornerstone of Judaism The Wisdom of the Talmud presents a thorough history and overview of the Talmud, the rabbinical commentary on the Torah that was developed in the Jewish academies of Palestine and Babylonia. From the close of the Biblical canon to the end of the fifth century, Jewish scholars studied the scripture and worked to develop—and debate—supplementary understandings of the Torah’s directions on a variety of topics. From man’s purpose and miracles, to marriage and wellness, to consciousness and community, the Talmud considers what it means to practice faith on a daily basis and through a changing world. This book is an essential and approachable guide for understanding how interpretation of the Torah has guided Jewish life for thousands of years. This ebook features a new foreword, image gallery, and list of proverbs and sayings of the rabbis.

The Wisdom of Hair


Author: Kim Boykin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101619570

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5578

Life can be beautiful, but it takes a little work... “The problem with cutting your own hair is that once you start, you just keep cutting, trying to fix it, and the truth is, some things can never be fixed. The day of my daddy’s funeral, I cut my bangs until they were the length of those little paintbrushes that come with dime-store watercolor sets. I was nine years old. People asked me why I did it, but I was too young then to know I was changing my hair because I wanted to change my life.” In 1983, on her nineteenth birthday, Zora Adams finally says goodbye to her alcoholic mother and their tiny town in the mountains of South Carolina. Living with a woman who dresses like Judy Garland and brings home a different man each night is not a pretty existence, and Zora is ready for life to be beautiful. With the help of a beloved teacher, she moves to a coastal town and enrolls in the Davenport School of Beauty. Under the tutelage of Mrs. Cathcart, she learns the art of fixing hair, and becomes fast friends with the lively Sara Jane Farquhar, a natural hair stylist. She also falls hard for handsome young widower Winston Sawyer, who is drowning his grief in bourbon. She couldn’t save Mama, but maybe she can save him. As Zora practices finger waves, updos, and spit curls, she also comes to learn that few things are permanent in this life—except real love, lasting friendship, and, ultimately… forgiveness.

The Wisdom of Omar Khayyam


Author: Philosophical Library

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453201912

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 5799

A Persian poet’s masterpiece While better known in his time for his mathematical and astronomical works, eleventh-century Persian philosopher and poet Omar Khayyam is best known today for his romantic poetry collected in the Rubaiyat. This selection presents 365 of the approximately 1,000 quatrains, translated from the original Persian. Khayyam’s poetry draws readers in with its lush imagery and timeless observations on the human experience and the metaphysical mysteries of our world. As wise and intriguing as they are beautifully crafted, Khayyam’s verse has inspired much Western art and literature.

The Wisdom of the Desert


Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811220133

Category: Religion

Page: 81

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The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books—surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit. The personal tones of the translations, the blend of reverence and humor so characteristic of him, show how deeply Merton identified with the legendary authors of these sayings and parables, the fourth-century Christian Fathers who sought solitude and contemplation in the deserts of the Near East. The hermits of Screte who turned their backs on a corrupt society remarkably like our own had much in common with the Zen masters of China and Japan, and Father Merton made his selection from them with an eye to the kind of impact produced by the Zen mondo.

The Wine of Wisdom

The Life, Poetry and Philosophy of Omar Khayyam


Author: Mehdi Amin Razavi

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 396

View: 8370

Representative of the exotic and erotic east, prophet of hedonism, championf free thinkers, Omar Khayyam and his Ruba'iyyat have been the stuff ofegend for centuries. This important work marks the first attempt to look athayyam's impact on the worlds of science, philosophy and poetry. Uniting aersonal journey with scholarly ambition, Aminrazavi's work debunks the mythsurrounding the legend to uncover the real Khayyam. From his extraordinaryife, through his inspirational poetry, to his neglected philosophical andcientific writings and his considerable influenceon leading Western literaryigures, including Mark Twain and T. S. Eliot, this is a unique journey intohe heard and mind of the author of the Ruba'iyyat.

The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation

In Two Parts. Viz. The Heavenly Bodies, Elements, Meteors, Fossils, Vegetables, Animals (beasts, Birds, Fishes, and Insects), More Particularly in the Body of the Earth, Its Figure, Motion, and Consistency, and in the Admirable Structure of the Bodies of Man and Other Animals, as Also in Their Generation, &c. : with Answers to Some Objections


Author: John Ray

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fossils

Page: 405

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The Wisdom of a Broken Heart

An Uncommon Guide to Healing, Insight, and Love


Author: Susan Piver

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416596321

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 9407

When a relationship ends, the anguish and disappointment can be devastating. A broken heart is genuinely traumatic. Typical recommendations to keep busy, move on, repair your hidden flaws, and then forget about it may not be helpful. In these pages, Susan Piver reveals that heartbreak actually creates an opportunity for genuine emotional and spiritual transformation, enabling you to emerge on the other side stronger, softer, and capable of loving with renewed confidence. In the years following her own experience, relationship writer Susan Piver searched the world’s wisdom traditions and discovered that heartbreak can be an uncompromising teacher of authenticity, power, and even joy. She shares that wisdom here, with instantaneously recognizable anecdotes, insights, on-the-spot practices, exercises, meditations, and down-to-earth advice that make The Wisdom of a Broken Heart a steadying prescription of solace and encouragement, wisdom and humor during the hardest time of your life. Like an infinitely patient, trusted friend, Piver tells you in a thousand different ways the most important thing to remember and the easiest to forget: “You’re going to be okay.”

The Wisdom of Gibran


Author: Philosophical Library,Joseph Sheban

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453201610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 6865

An A-to-Z guide to the mystic poet’s maxims and aphorisms An early twentieth-century Lebanese-American writer, Khalil Gibran instilled his poetry and art with his experiences in both the East and West. This selection of quotes, maxims, and aphorisms is drawn from such poems as “Secrets of the Heart,” “Spirits Rebellious,” and “Broken Wings,” as well as from his autobiography and essays. Gibran’s words express a strong spirituality and mysticism and his voice offers a direct and at times optimistic view of the brotherhood of man. Addressing everything from love and death to Jesus, motherhood, and nature, Gibran’s wisdom remains thought provoking and inspirational.

The Wisdom of the Seasons

How the Church Year Helps Us Understand Our Congregational Stories


Author: Charles M. Olsen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1566996775

Category: Religion

Page: 203

View: 6068

The church year is often seen as a framework for church programs, but well-known Alban author Charles Olsen shows readers how it can be a prism through which congregations more deeply understand their own stories. By weaving together our narratives and those of Christian tradition, a congregation can clarify its identity, grow in wisdom, and discover a new vision and ministry. Olsen draws parallels between the church seasons and practices of spiritual formation--letting go, naming and celebrating God's presence, and taking hold. He shows us how these movements are expressed in the three major cycles of the church year--Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost. Focusing on communal narratives, he presents a process for telling a story and forming a corporate memory of the story, and then deepening and reflecting on it by exploring the season of the church year that captures its character.

The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen

Classic Family Recipes for Celebration and Healing


Author: Grace Young

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439142564

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 5698

The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen, with its 150 recipes culled from a lifetime of family meals and culinary instruction, is much more than a cookbook. It is a daughter's tribute -- a collection of personal memories of the philosophy and superstitions behind culinary traditions that have been passed down through her Cantonese family, in which each ingredient has its own singular importance, the preparation of a meal is part of the joy of life, and the proper creation of a dish can have a favorable influence on health and good fortune. Each chapter begins with its own engaging story, offering insight into the Chinese beliefs that surround life-enhancing and spiritually calming meals. In addition, personal family photographs illustrate these stories and capture the spirit of China before the Revolution, when Young's family lived in Canton, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The first part, "Mastering the Fundamentals," provides instruction on the arts of steaming and stir-frying; the preparation of rice, panfried, and braised dishes; the proper selection of produce; and the fine arts of chopping and slicing. Part Two, "The Art of Celebration," concentrates on the more elaborate, complex, and meaningful dishes -- such as Shark's Fin Soup and West Lake Duck -- that are usually made with rare ingredients, and sweets such as Water Chestnut Cake and Sesame Balls. The final part, "Achieving Yin-Yang Harmony," explores the many Chinese beliefs about the healing properties of ginseng, gingko nuts, soybeans, dong quai, and the many vegetable and fruit soup preparations that balance and nourish the body. The stories and recipes combine to demonstrate the range of Cantonese cooking, from rich flavors and honored combinations to an overall appreciation of health, well-being, and prosperity. In addition to the recipes, Young provides a complete glossary of dried herbs, spices, and fresh produce, accompanied by identifying photos and tips on where to purchase them. Unique traditional dishes, such as Savory Rice Tamales and Shrimp Dumplings, are also illustrated step by step, making the book easy to use. The central full-color photo section captures details of New Year's dishes and the Chinese home decorated in celebration, reminding one that these time-honored traditions live on, and the meals and their creation are connections to the past.

The Wisdom of Life


Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602063451

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

View: 8835

In this essay from Schopenhauer final work, "Parerga und Paralipomena" (1851), the philosopher favors individual strength of will and independent, reasoned deliberation over the tendency to act on irrational impulses. He examines the ways in which life can be arranged to derive the highest degree of pleasure and success.

Lin Yutang on the Wisdom of America


Author: Lin Yutang

Publisher: Parker Press

ISBN: 144372470X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 9107

LIN YUTANG On THE WISDOM OF AMERICA THE JOHN DAY COMPANY NEW YORK 1950, BY THE JOHN DAY COMPANY reserved. This book., or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. This boof is published on the same day in the Dominion of Canada by Longmans, Green Company, Toronto. Acknowledgments of quoted passages, in the various forms required by copyright owners, appear in most cases in direct connection with the ex cerpts. Material by David Grayson is copyright as follows Adventures in Contentment, copyright, 1907, Doubleday Company, Inc. Adventures in Friendship, copyright, 1910, Doubleday Company, Inc. Adventures in Solitude, copyright, 1931, Doubleday Company, Inc. Adventures in Understanding, copyright, 1925, Doubleday Company, Inc. The Friendly Road, copyright, 1913, Doubleday Company, Inc. Great Possessions, copyright, 1917, Doubleday Company, Inc. Material from George San tayana, Little Essays, The Sense of Beauty, and Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies is quoted by permission of the publisher, Charles Scribner s Sons. Manufactured in the United States of America To HONG who taught me insight and wisdom CONTENTS Preface on a Sunday Morning xi I. THE WISDOM OF LIVING 1. The Scope of Wisdom i 2. The Philosophers Blindman s Buff 7 3. The American Sense o Fact 14 4. The Demand for Faith 16 II. COUNSEL FOR LIVING 1. All Is Riddle 21 2. Heed Thy Private Dream 24 3. Who Is the Dreamer 28 4. When Laughter Is Wiser Than Tears 34 m. OUR ANIMAL HERITAGE 1. Modern Man Psychoanalyzed 37 2. Adam and Eve 43 3. We Simians 53 4. What Are We Making o Ourselves 62 IV. THE RHYTHM OF LIFE 1. Where Is Woman 67 2. The Race of Life 73 3. Old Age 79 4. Death and Immortality 84 V.MAN AS SENTIMENT 1. Inadequacy of the Materialistic View 95 2. The Stuff of Human Experience 106 3. The Right to Romance in 4. When the Practical Man Becomes a Lover 115 5. The Soul s Vital Raptures 118 vii viii CONTENTS VI. NEW ENGLAND INTERLUDE 121 VIL LIFE 1. Thoreau and Confucius 137 2. No Apology for Living 139 3. The Joys of Common Life 144 4. The Heroism of Common Toil 155 5. Thoreau and the Values of Life 161 VIII. LIBERTY 1. Why Liberty 169 2. quot Democracy quot versus quot Democratsky quot 173 3. The Common Man 177 4. The State and the Individual 187 5. Jeffersonian Democracy 194 IX. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS 1. The Blue Bird 209 2. Physiological Peace 214 3. The Tonic Effect of Work 219 4. The Secret of Contentment 225 5. How to Be Sweet though Sophisticated 229 X. THE ARTS OF LIVING 1. The Art of Doing Nothing 237 2. Friendship and Conversation 243 3. Food and Wine 254 4. Tea and Tobacco 262 5. Hobbies 267 XL NATURE 1. Society and Nature 271 2. This Sense-filled Earth 276 3. The Wonder of It All 287 4. The Power and the Glory 299 5. Pantheistic Revelry 303 CONTENTS ix XIL GOD 1. A Strictly Private Matter 309 2. Our Low Notions of God 312 3. Essay on Black 317 4. Three Great Religious Natures 327 5. The Spirit of Inquiry 338 XIII. LOVE 1. Marriage 345 2. Great Men in Trouble Franklin 353 3. Jefferson in Trouble 363 4. Lincoln in Trouble 367 5. Sex and Modesty 376 6. Whitman s Sex Democracy 381 XIV. LAUGHTER 1. Humor 397 2. Satire 414 XV. WAR AND PEACE 1. World Government 425 2. Woodrow Wilson 433 3. War and Peace 440 XVI. THE SUMMING UP - i. To Every Man His Own Philosophy 445 2. Justice Holmes s Credo 448 3. Einstein s Intimate Credo 451 4. A Toast to Moderation 455 Index459 PREFACE ON A SUNDAY MORNING I LIVED for over ten years in the United States without daring to write a book about the country. For that matter, even with my almost ten years in Manhattan, I wouldn t dare to write a book about New York, that dark, fathomless, mysterious city. I wouldn t dare to write even about Eighty-fourth Street. I don t know enough about it. It seems a much easier task to write about the spiritual journey through American writing from which I have just returned...