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Heaven's Net is Wide

By Lian Hearn
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1440632219
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 240
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The new beginning and the grand finale of Lian Hearn's celebrated Tales of the Otori is "rivetingly elegant" (Washington Post). Don't miss the related series, The Tale of Shikanoko. Heaven's Net Is Wide is the prequel that reveals the full story of Lord Otori Shigeru—the figure who has presided in both life and death over the entire series, the man who represents the true spirit of the Otori Clan. The first and the last tale, it introduces readers to the strange and beautiful world of the Otori and closes the circle where it opened in Across the Nightingale Floor. Set in a mythical, medieval Japan, this epic historical fantasy of revenge and betrayal, honor and loyalty, beauty, passion, and the overwhelming power of love, has enthralled millions of readers the world over—and now, with the cycle complete, its audience will only continue to grow.

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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Isbn : 0786730722
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 155
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Wang Chen, a ninth-century military commander, was sickened by the carnage that had plagued the glorious T'ang dynasty for decades. "All within the seas were poisoned," he wrote, "and pain and disaster was rife throughout the land." Wang Chen wondered, how can we end conflicts before they begin? How can we explain and understand the dynamics of conflict? For the answer he turned to a remarkable source-the Tao Te Ching. Here is Wang Chen's own rendering of and commentary on the ancient text, insightfully expanded and amplified by translator Ralph D. Sawyer, a leading scholar of Chinese military history.Although the Tao long influenced Chinese military doctrine, Wang Chen's interpretations produced the first reading of it as a martial text-a "tao of war." Like Sun-tzu's Art of War, certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written, the Tao provides lessons for the struggles of contemporary life. In the way that the ancient Art of War provides inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive situations of all kinds, even in today's world, Wang Chen's The Tao of War uncovers action plans for managing conflict and promoting peace. A book to put on the shelf next to Art of War, Wang Chen's The Tao of War is a reference of equally compelling and practical advice.

The Way and Its Power

By The Arthur Waley Estate,Arthur Waley
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136577211
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 438
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Book Summary:

First published in 1934. Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature.

Fool Prince’s Super-power Consort

By Xiao BaoBao
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1648140173
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 855
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She was originally the eldest daughter of the direct descendant of the Duke of Zhenguo Palace. Her father did not like her and her mother had died a long time ago. An imperial edict had chosen the Mansion of The State Direct Daughter as the foolish Qin Wang Princess. She, who had originally admired the King of Zhao, had become the shield for her stepsister. After being killed by mistake, what kind of brilliance would a cowardly soul emit when replaced by a genius who possessed a Special Ability? So what if you're a foolish king, her plant Special Ability can take a person's life and can also send a person's life, what if you can't cure a fool?

Psyche and Symbol

By C. G. Jung
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 0691224978
  • Pages : 426
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 946
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Book Summary:

The archetypes of human experience which derive from the deepest unconscious mind and reveal themselves in the universal symbols of art and religion as well as in the individual symbolic creations of particular people are, for C. G. Jung, the key to the cure of souls, the cornerstone of his therapeutic work. This volume explains the function and origin of these symbols. Here the reader will find not only a general orientation to Jung's point of view but extensive studies of the symbolic process and its integrating function in human psychology as it is reflected in the characteristic spiritual productions of Europe and Asia. Violet de Laszlo has selected for inclusion in Psyche and Symbol five selections from Aion: "The Ego," "The Shadow," "The Syzygy: Anima and Animus," "The Self," and "Christ, A Symbol of the Self." The book continues with "The Phenomenology of the Spirit in Fairy Tales," "The Psychology of the Child Archetype," and "Transformation Symbolism in the Mass." Also included are the foreword to the Cary Banes translation of the I Ching, two chapters from Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, "Psychological Commentary on The Tibetan Book of the Dead," and "Commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower."

Dao Companion to the Excavated Guodian Bamboo Manuscripts

By Shirley Chan
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3030046338
  • Pages : 375
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 152
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This volume covers the philosophical, historical, religious, and interpretative aspects of the ancient Guodian bamboo manuscripts (郭店楚簡) which were disentombed in the Guodian Village in Hubei Province, China, in 1993. Considered to be the Chinese equivalent of the Dead Sea Scrolls, these manuscripts are archaeological finds whose importance cannot be underestimated. Many of the texts are without counterparts in the transmitted tradition, and they provide unique insights into the developments of Chinese philosophy in the period between the death of Confucius (551-479 BCE) and the writings of Mencius (c.372-289 BCE), and beyond. Divided into two parts, the book first provides inter-textual contexts and backgrounds of the Guodian manuscripts. The second part covers the main concepts and arguments in the Guodian texts, including cosmology and metaphysics, political philosophy, moral psychology, and theory of human nature. The thematic essays serve as an introduction to the philosophical significance and the key philosophical concepts/thought of each text contained in the Guodian corpus. Each chapter has a section on the implications of the texts for the received tradition, or for the purpose of comparing some of the text(s) with the received tradition in terms of the key philosophical concepts as well as the reading and interpretation of the texts. The volume covers most of the texts inscribed on the 800-odd slips of the Guodian corpus dated to the fourth century BCE.

The Collected Works of C.G. Jung

By C. G. Jung
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400851068
  • Pages : 10203
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 651
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Book Summary:

For the first time, The Collected Works of C. G. Jung is now available in a complete digital edition that is full-text searchable. The Complete Digital Edition includes Vols. 1–18 and Vol. 19, the General Bibliography of C. G. Jung's Writings. (Vol. 20, the General Index to the Collected Works, is not included.) Volumes 1–18 of The Collected Works are available for individual purchase and are also full-text searchable at http://press.princeton.edu/catalogs/series/bscwj.html [The Collected Works of C.G. Jung]. The Collected Works of C. G. Jung forms one of the basic texts of twentieth-century thought: at once foundational for depth psychology and pivotal for intellectual, cultural, and religious history. The writings presented here, spanning five decades, embody Jung's attempt to establish an interdisciplinary science of analytical psychology, and apply its insights to the fields of psychiatry, criminology, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, personality psychology, anthropology, physics, biology, education, the arts and literature, the history of the mind and its symbols, comparative religion, alchemy, and contemporary culture and politics, among others: each in turn has been decisively marked by his thought. Of timely and ongoing relevance to the understanding of these fields, Jung's writings are at the same time essential reading for any understanding of the making of the modern mind.

Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 8

By C. G. Jung
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400850959
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 405
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Book Summary:

A revised translation of one of the most important of Jung's longer works. The volume also contains an appendix of four shorter papers on psychological typology, published between 1913 and 1935.

The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche

By C. G. Jung
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317535243
  • Pages : 616
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 290
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Book Summary:

The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche first appeared in the Collected Works in 1960. In this new edition bibliographical citations and entries have been revised in the light of subsequent publications in the Collected Works, and essential corrections have been made. The book traces an important line of development in Jung's thought from 1912 onwards. The earliest of the papers elaborates Freud's concept of sexual libido into that of psychic energy. In those that follow we see how, Jung, discarding one by one the traditional 'philosophical' hypotheses, gradually arrived at a concept which is even more controversial than psychic energy was in its day ^DDL namely, psychic reality. The book contains the first mention of the archetype in Jung's writings as well as his later views on its nature. There is also a valuable account of the therapeutic uses of 'active imagination' first described in an essay written in 1916.

The Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche

By C. G. Jung,Wolfgang Pauli
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 1351589563
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 700
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Book Summary:

This book includes essays that emphasize the part played by pre-existing images or archetypes in the development of concepts and scientific theories and stress the need for complementary principles in nature. It is a translation of "Synchronizitat als ein Prinzip akausaler Zusammenhange". In 1952 Carl Jung and Wolfgang Pauli, both at the height of their reputations, co-wrote The Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche. It contained one essay by each author: Jung’s presents a challenge to mainstream science and advances the principle of synchronicity and Pauli’s argues for a more holistic conception of modern science. Roderick Main presents the original essays here with a brand-new introduction and commentary which reviews how the original text was viewed, and which traces the subsequent influences of both the essays and the two authors.

The Life of Dedication (Book one)

By 张戬坤
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  • Publisher : 光大出版社
  • Isbn : 9881998700
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reads : 860
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Foreword Words for the Second Edition Get to Know the Life of Dedication ---Extracts from Talks at the Symposium in Xinjiang Extracts of the Talks at the Symposium on Returning to Naturalness Mental and Physical Health and Returning to Naturalness ---Excerpts from the talks at the symposium in Urumqi An Extract of the Talk in the Symposium of Xinjiang Human Body Science Society Returning to Naturalness and the Perfection of Personality ---Extracts from Talks in the Symposium Held by Retired Cadres Talks in the Symposium on Returning to Naturalness (Extracts) Operations to Purify the Mind ---Extracts from the speech at a symposium in Wujiaqu, Xinjiang The Life of Dedication and Returning to Naturalness ---Extracts from talks in the symposium at Wujiaqu in Xinjiang Self-perfection in Cultivation and Tempering --- Extracts from the Talks made in Urumqi, Xinjiang The Inspiration of the mind ---By Dong Zhongrui, a retired cadre in Urumqi The Light of Jiaolong Culture Shines in the Universe ---By Dong Zhongru Ode to Lingshan Mountain The Three Operative Procedures on the Transformation of Different States and Levels By Shi Tiantang Shakyamuni Buddha’s Life of Dedication Lao Zi’s Life of Dedication The Life of Dedication(I) The Life of Dedication (II) The Life of Dedication and the Purification of the Mind Establish a Dedicational Life and Cultivate Upright Energy Purify the Mind, Perfect the Personality, Develop the wisdom and Sublimate the state ---A Talk at the First Session of the Fifth Symposium on Jiaolong Culture and traditional Culture Cultivate the Mind and Nourish the Nature by Living a Dedicational life Strive to Do Profitless Work and Be Willing to Take a Loss Build up the lofty aspiration for a dedicational Life The Purification and Dedication of a human Life A Blood Donator’s Dedicational Life Have a mindset of Selfless Dedication Dedication--- A Necessary Step to Upgrade the Mind and Personality Be willing to Do Profitless Work and Take a Loss