Illusions

Illusions

In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar...that even ...

Author: Richard Bach

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307824356

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders...until he meets Donald Shimoda--former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar.... In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar...that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them... and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places--like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Book of Illusions

The Book of Illusions

The Book of Illusions, written with breath-taking urgency and precision, plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, and the violent and the tender dissolve into one another.

Author: Paul Auster

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571246151

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The Book of Illusions, written with breath-taking urgency and precision, plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, and the violent and the tender dissolve into one another. One man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann, and remembers how to laugh . . . Mann was a comic genius, in trademark white suit and fluttering black moustache. But one morning in 1929 he walked out of his house and was never heard from again. Zimmer's obsession with Mann drives him to publish a study of his work; whereupon he receives a letter postmarked New Mexico, supposedly written by Mann's wife, and inviting him to visit the great Mann himself. Can Hector Mann be alive? Zimmer cannot decide - until a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. 'A nearly flawless work . . . Auster will be remembered as one of the great writers of our time.' San Francisco Chronicle 'Auster's elegant, finely calibrated The Book of Illusions is a haunting feat of intellectual gamesmanship.' TheNew York Times
Categories: Fiction

Political Visions Illusions

Political Visions   Illusions

In this freshly updated, comprehensive study, political scientist David Koyzis surveys the key political ideologies of our era, unpacking the worldview issues inherent to each and pointing out essential strengths and weaknesses.

Author: David T. Koyzis

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830872060

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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In this freshly updated, comprehensive study, political scientist David Koyzis surveys the key political ideologies of our era, unpacking the worldview issues inherent to each and pointing out essential strengths and weaknesses. Writing with broad international perspective, Koyzis is a sensible guide for Christians working in the public square, culture watchers, and all students of modern political thought.
Categories: Religion

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

Visual illusions are compelling phenomena that draw attention to the brain's capacity to construct our perceptual world.

Author: Arthur G. Shapiro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199794607

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 147

Visual illusions are compelling phenomena that draw attention to the brain's capacity to construct our perceptual world. The Compendium is a collection of over 100 chapters on visual illusions, written by the illusion creators or by vision scientists who have investigated mechanisms underlying the phenomena. --
Categories: Medical

Rhythmic Illusions

Rhythmic Illusions

Created for drumset players who find themselves in a creative rut, this book and audio package easily breaks down the mystery behind subdivisions, rhythmic modulation, rhythmic scales and beat displacement.

Author: Gavin Harrison

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 1576236870

Category: Music

Page: 70

View: 148

Created for drumset players who find themselves in a creative rut, this book and audio package easily breaks down the mystery behind subdivisions, rhythmic modulation, rhythmic scales and beat displacement. The author makes the transition from mathematics to musicality with an easy and systematic approach.
Categories: Music

Necessary Illusions

Necessary Illusions

While individual journalists strive to abide by high standards of professionalism and integrity in their work, their paymasters - the media corporations - ultimately decide what we view, hear and read.Rigorously documented, Necessary ...

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 0745303803

Category: Brainwashing

Page: 422

View: 358

'A towering intellect ... powerful, always provocative.' Guardian'A superb polemicist who combines fluency of language with a formidable intellect.' Observer'Must be read by everyone concerned with public affairs.' Edward SaidNecessary Illusions explodes the myth of an independent media, intent on uncovering the truth at any cost. Noam Chomsky demonstrates that, in practice, the media in the developed world serve the interests of state and corporate power - despite protestations to the contrary. While individual journalists strive to abide by high standards of professionalism and integrity in their work, their paymasters - the media corporations - ultimately decide what we view, hear and read.Rigorously documented, Necessary Illusions continues Chomsky's celebrated tradition of profoundly insightful indictments of US foreign and domestic institutions and tears away the veneer of propaganda that portrays the media as the servant of free speech and democracy.
Categories: Brainwashing

Illusions

Illusions

CHAPTER I. THE STUDY OF ILLUSION . Vulgar idea of Illusion , 1 , 2 ; Psychological treatment of subject , 3 , 4 ; definition of Illusion , 4-7 ; Philosophic extension of idea , 7 , 8 . CHAPTER II . THE CLASSIFICATION OF ILLUSIONS .

Author: James Sully

Publisher: London : Paul

ISBN: OXFORD:600076335

Category: Dreams

Page: 372

View: 939

Categories: Dreams

The Peace of Illusions

The Peace of Illusions

The Peace of Illusions intervenes in the ongoing debate about American grand strategy and the costs and benefits of American empire.

Author: Christopher Layne

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801474116

Category: History

Page: 290

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In a provocative book about American hegemony, Christopher Layne outlines his belief that U.S. foreign policy has been consistent in its aims for more than sixty years and that the current Bush administration clings to mid-twentieth-century tactics--to no good effect. What should the nation's grand strategy look like for the next several decades? The end of the cold war profoundly and permanently altered the international landscape, yet we have seen no parallel change in the aims and shape of U.S. foreign policy. The Peace of Illusions intervenes in the ongoing debate about American grand strategy and the costs and benefits of American empire. Layne urges the desirability of a strategy he calls offshore balancing: rather than wield power to dominate other states, the U.S. government should engage in diplomacy to balance large states against one another. The United States should intervene, Layne asserts, only when another state threatens, regionally or locally, to destroy the established balance. Drawing on extensive archival research, Layne traces the form and aims of U.S. foreign policy since 1940, examining alternatives foregone and identifying the strategic aims of different administrations. His offshore-balancing notion, if put into practice with the goal of extending the American Century, would be a sea change in current strategy. Layne has much to say about present-day governmental decision making, which he examines from the perspectives of both international relations theory and American diplomatic history.
Categories: History

Illusions

Illusions

When two barnstorming adventurers meet in the fields of the Midwest one of them begins to learn about the realities of his world and what caused a real Messiah to abandon his mission.

Author: Richard Bach

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780099427865

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 144

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When two barnstorming adventurers meet in the fields of the Midwest one of them begins to learn about the realities of his world and what caused a real Messiah to abandon his mission.
Categories: Adventure stories

Folk Illusions

Folk Illusions

Group reacts to the illusion This morphology includes two heretofore unmentioned units: 1a, the introduction of the ... Unlike with most traditional children's play, predicting when and where folk illusions will be performed is no easy ...

Author: K. Brandon Barker

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253041104

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Wiggling a pencil so that it looks like it is made of rubber, "stealing" your niece's nose, and listening for the sounds of the ocean in a conch shell– these are examples of folk illusions, youthful play forms that trade on perceptual oddities. In this groundbreaking study, K. Brandon Barker and Clairborne Rice argue that these easily overlooked instances of children's folklore offer an important avenue for studying perception and cognition in the contexts of social and embodied development. Folk illusions are traditionalized verbal and/or physical actions that are performed with the intention of creating a phantasm for one or more participants. Using a cross-disciplinary approach that combines the ethnographic methods of folklore with the empirical data of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology, Barker and Rice catalogue over eighty discrete folk illusions while exploring the complexities of embodied perception. Taken together as a genre of folklore, folk illusions show that people, starting from a young age, possess an awareness of the illusory tendencies of perceptual processes as well as an awareness that the distinctions between illusion and reality are always communally formed.
Categories: Social Science