The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath
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The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath

For thousands of years, yogis have believed that breath is the essential link between body and mind, energizing a subtle body which connects the physical and mental aspects of our being. In this book, Swami Rama and two noted American physicians explore the science of breath as the missing key to both physical health and the attainment of higher states of consciousness. Basic yogic breathing techniques are explained so that one can i...

Sacred Places in China
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Sacred Places in China

This is a travelogue by a 19th century Christian missionary who visited several sacred locations in China, including places holy to all three of China's principal religions: Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism.He relates many fantastic stories of visions of Gods and Goddesses which manifested around these locations. He calls on religious leaders who live at these sites, including an audience with the 'Taoist Pope.' Chapters include, Ea...

The Principles of Psychology, Volume 1
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The Principles of Psychology, Volume 1

This is Volume I of William James' monumental text on Psychology. Chapters include: The Scope of Psychology; The Functions of the Brain; On Some General Conditions of Brain Activity; Habit; The Automaton Theory; The Mind-Stuff Theory; The Methods and Snares of Psychology; The Relations of Minds to Other Things; The Stream of Thought; The Consciousness of Self; Attention; Conception; Discrimination and Comparison; Association; The Per...

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Creative Evolution

Creative Evolution is a 1907 book by French philosopher Henri Bergson. The book proposed a version of orthogenesis in place of Darwin's, mechanism of evolution, suggesting that evolution is motivated by the 'vital impetus' that can also be understood as humanity's natural creative impulse.

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The Origin of Species

The Origin of Species (the full title being, 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life'), is a scientific work by Charles Darwin, published on 24 November 1859. It is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology, introducing the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. The bo...

The New Organon By Francis Bacon
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The New Organon By Francis Bacon

The Novum Organum, full original title Novum Organum Scientiarum, is a philosophical work by Francis Bacon, written in Latin and published in 1620. The title is a reference to Aristotle's work Organon, which was his treatise on logic and syllogism. In Novum Organum, Bacon details a new system of logic he believes to be superior to the old ways of syllogism. This is now known as the Baconian method.

Pensées by Blaise Pascal
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Pensées by Blaise Pascal

The Pensées (literally "thoughts") is a collection of fragments on theology and philosophy written by 17th-century philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal. Pascal's religious conversion led him into a life of asceticism and this was in many ways his life's work.

The Cathedral Builders; The Story of a Great Masonic Guild - Free PDF | Global Grey ebooks
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The Cathedral Builders; The Story of a Great Masonic Guild

This book focuses not so much on the secret society aspect of the Freemasons, but on the architecture. Taken from the first chapter: 'Is it likely that many single architects in different countries would have had the same ideas at the same time? Could any single architect, indeed, have designed every detail of even one of those marvellous complex buildings? or have executed or modelled one-tenth of the wealth of sculpture lavished on...

Leviathan By Thomas Hobbes
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Leviathan By Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil is a book written by Thomas Hobbes and published in 1651. Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social c...