Robert Coxons geniale Musik spiegelt die Harmonien der Engelssphären wider. Melodisch perfekt orchestriert, fliessen akustische Instrumenten mit ätherischen Klangspären zu einer inspirierten und erhebenden Musik-Synthese zusammen, die dem Hörer tiefen Frieden und Entspannung auf allen Ebenen schenkt.
Hellboy sets sail from the wreckage of a deserted island only to cross paths with a ghost ship. Taken captive by the phantom crew that plans to sell him to the circus, Hellboy is dragged along by a captain who will stop at nothing in pursuit of a powerful sea creature. Following the events of Hellboy: The Island (Dark Horse), Gary Gianni draws Hellboy in an original graphic novel.
The World of KinsmenFamily is everything. Talent is power. And revenge is sweet.In a distant, future world Kinsmen?small powerful groups of genetically and technologically advanced families?control vast financial empires. They are their own country, their own rulers, and their only limits are other Kinsmen. The struggle for power is a bloody, full-contact sport: in business, on the battlefield...and sometimes in the bedroom. Old hatreds die hard. Old love dies harder.br>On the planet Rada, Meli Galdes´ family is of minor rank, and were relying on her marriage to Celino, the razor-smart, ruthless leader of the powerful Carvanna empire. When he abruptly breaks their engagement, he ruins her family and guarantees that Meli will never marry, as no suitor will oppose the rich and influential Carvannas. But Meli has a rare, secret, lethal?and valuable?talent. As a melder of energy, she´s capable of severing anything in her path. So she ´leaves´ her family and trains to become one of the best and most lethal of assassins, all the while covertly guarding her family´s interests. Now she´s ready to quit; but she has one more assignment.To kill the man who ruined her life.
The path to freedom is filled with questions and uncertainty. Is it possible to truly know who we are? Do our lives have a purpose, or are we just accidental? What are we meant to contribute? What are we meant to become, to create, and to share? In The Book of Understanding, Osho, one of the most provocative thinkers of our time, challenges us to understand our world and ourselves in a new and radical way. The first step toward understanding, he says, is to question and doubt all that we have been taught to believe. All our lives we´ve been handed so-called truths by countless others?beliefs we learned to accept without reason. It is only in questioning our beliefs, assumptions, and prejudices that we can begin to uncover our own unique voice and heal the divisions within us and without. Once we discover our authentic self, we can embrace all aspects of the human experience?from the earthy, pleasure-loving qualities that characterize Zorba the Greek to the watchful, silent qualities of Gautam the Buddha. We can become whole and live with integrity, able to respond with creativity and compassion to the religious, political, and cultural divides that currently plague our society. In this groundbreaking work, Osho identifies, loosens, and ultimately helps to untie the knots of fear and misunderstanding that restrict us?leaving us free to discover and create our own individual path to freedom. Doubt?because doubt is not a sin, it is the sign of your intelligence. You are not responsible to any nation, to any church, to any God. You are responsible only for one thing, and that is self-knowledge. And the miracle is, if you can fulfill this responsibility, you will be able to fulfill many other responsibilities without any effort. The moment you come to your own being, a revolution happens in your vision. Your whole outlook about life goes through a radical change. You start feeling new responsibilities?not as something to be done, not as duty to be fulfilled, but as a joy to do. ?OSHO
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author tells the action-packed true story of America´s undersea aces of aces--Captain Richard O´Kane--and the fearless men he led in World War II´s most heated submarine battles against the Japanese. Includes an 8-page photo insert. ´´There´s no margin for mistakes in submarines. You´re either alive or dead.? -Richard O´Kane Hailed as the ace of aces, captain Richard O´Kane, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his consummate skill and heroism as a submarine skipper, sank more enemy ships and saved more downed fliers than anyone else. Now Pulitzer Prize?winning author William Tuohy captures all the danger, the terror, and the pulse-pounding action of undersea combat as he chronicles O´Kane´s wartime career-from his valiant service as executive officer under Wahoo skipper Dudley ´´Mush? Morton to his electrifying patrols as commander of the USS Tang and his incredible escape, with eight other survivors, after Tang was sunk by its own defective torpedo. Above all, The Bravest Man is the dramatic story of mavericks who broke the rules and set the pace to become a new breed of hunter/killer submariners who waged a unique brand of warfare. These undersea warriors would blaze their own path to victory-and transform the ´´Silent Service? into the deadliest fighting force in the Pacific.
Karigan G´ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception. But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future - and the expulsion it was bound to hold - a horse burst through the woodland and charged straight for her. The rider was slumped over his mount´s neck with two arrows embedded in his back. Wherever his horse was taking him, he would be dead before they got there. There´s nothing Karigan can do, as the young man lies dying on the road. He had sworn to carry out his mission as a Green Rider - one of the legendary messengers of the king - and he has a life or death message that must reach King Zachary. Karigan may be unable to save him, but she can deliver his message. He makes her swear to it, to keep it secret and, with his last breath, he warns her to ´beware the shadow man ...´ Pursued by an unknown assassin, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, Karigan is going to become a legendary Green Rider herself. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, her simple promise to deliver a letter is about to become a race against time ... and a race for her life ...
Since antiquity, i.e. for at least 2,500 years and probably much longer, people have been asking themselves what it means to live a good life. How should I live? What constitutes a good life? What´s the role of fate? What´s the role of money? Is leading a good life a question of mindset, or is it more about reaching your goals? Is it better to actively seek happiness or to avoid unhappiness? Each generation poses these questions anew, and somehow the answers are always fundamentally disappointing. Why? Because we´re constantly searching for a single principle, a single tenet, a single rule. Yet this holy grail - a single, simple path - doesn´t exist. Over the past few decades, a silent revolution has taken place within various fields of thought. Within science, politics, medicine and many other areas, scholars have come to realise that the world is far too complicated to summarise in one big idea or handful of principles. We need a toolkit of mental models in order to understand the world. It´s high time somebody compiled a similar toolkit designed for practical living. Voilà. Here you´ll find fifty-two such intellectual tools - they may not guarantee you a good life, but they´ll give you a better chance.
2017 Nautilus Award Gold Winner Feel like you don´t belong? You´re not alone. The world has never been more connected, yet people are lonelier than ever. Whether we feel unworthy, alienated, or anxious about our place in the world - the absence of belonging is the great silent wound of our times. Most people think of belonging as a mythical place, and they spend a lifetime searching for it in vain. But what if belonging isn´t a place at all? What if it´s a skill that has been lost or forgotten? With her signature depth and eloquence, Toko-pa maps a path to Belonging from the inside out. Drawing on myth, stories and dreams, she takes us into the origins of our estrangement, reframing exile as a necessary initiation into authenticity. Then she shares the competencies of belonging: a set of ancestral practices to heal our wounds and restore true belonging to our lives and to the world.
THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ´Unforgettable´ Mary Beard ´They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.´ On the day of his daughter´s wedding, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice. His daughter is led to her death, and Agamemnon leads his army into battle, where he is rewarded with glorious victory. Three years later, he returns home and his murderous action has set the entire family - mother, brother, sister - on a path of intimate violence, as they enter a world of hushed commands and soundless journeys through the palace´s dungeons and bedchambers. As his wife seeks his death, his daughter, Electra, is the silent observer to the family´s game of innocence while his son, Orestes, is sent into bewildering, frightening exile where survival is far from certain. Out of their desolating loss, Electra and Orestes must find a way to right these wrongs of the past even if it means committing themselves to a terrible, barbarous act. House of Names is a story of intense longing and shocking betrayal. It is a work of great beauty, and daring, from one of our finest living writers. ´A masterpeice´ Daily Telegraph ´Devastatingly human ... hauntingly believable´ Guardian ´A celebration of what novels can do´ Observer