Shakti Mantras: Tapping into the Great Goddess Energy Within by Thomas Ashley-Farrand

By Thomas Ashley-Farrand

• improve your religious gifts
• Lighten your karmic burden
• enhance your well-being and elevate prosperity
• stay in concord with the universe

Now, with Shakti Mantras, we will be able to all reap the benefits of this historical perform. Thomas Ashley-Farrand, a Vedic priest, is an American specialist within the intricacies of Sanskrit mantra. With approximately thirty years and millions of hours of expertise in chanting, he's supremely well-equipped to put in writing the 1st ebook that teaches girls (and males besides) to faucet into the dynamic female strength of affection in all its manifestations. by way of sharing spell binding Hindu myths and fabulous actual tales from his personal perform, Ashley-Farrand is helping us to appreciate the true strength that this age-old paintings awakens in those that practice it. via dozens of tangible mantras–each one provided with phonetic spelling for simple pronunciation and proposals for particular applications–he allows us to extend our “shakti” (power) and use it to resolve difficulties, be sure abundance, create well-being and future health, summon security, and invoke own and common peace.

Whether you’re new to chanting or an previous hand, Shakti Mantras will take you locations you’ve by no means been ahead of . . . and measurably increase your life.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Multimodal Biometrics: Human Recognition Systems by Mark S. Nixon, Tieniu Tan, Rama Chellappa

By Mark S. Nixon, Tieniu Tan, Rama Chellappa

Trustworthy human authentication schemes are of paramount value in our hugely networked society. Advances in biometrics support deal with the myriad of difficulties linked to conventional human acceptance equipment. The functionality and merits of a biometric approach might be considerably better through consolidating the proof awarded through a number of biometric resources. Multibiometric platforms are anticipated to satisfy the stringent functionality specifications imposed through large-scale authentication platforms.

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The Craft of Comedy: The 21st Century Edition by Athene Seyler, Stephen Haggard

By Athene Seyler, Stephen Haggard

“a paintings at the paintings and craft of comedy as vital in its personal method as works by means of Stanislavski and Chekhov” — Oxford Theatre Companion

In 1939, a tender, green actor wrote to a recognized actress of his acquaintance, inquiring for recommendation on enjoying comedy. She replied enthusiastically, and so they corresponded variously over the following 12 months. The Craft of Comedy, a list of those exchanges, quickly emerged as one of many few vintage texts within the box of comedy acting.

This significant new version takes a super booklet and makes it larger. Editor Robert Barton has devised wide supplementary fabric, including:

  • An advent to the correspondents, the tradition of the time, and the evolution in their book;
  • Summaries, definitions, and routines and perform scenes for readers wishing to discover Athene Seyler’s priceless advice;
  • Photographs, extra essays by way of Seyler, and a consultant to simply accessed videos of her performing.

Seyler’s lucid counsel, and Barton’s scrupulous editorship, make sure this mythical work’s rightful prestige is restored: as one of many nice sensible publications to the craft of comedy, and a necessary source for actors and scholars of appearing.

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What's It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who've by Ariel Waldman

By Ariel Waldman

Contributor note: Illustrations through Brian Standeford
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Everyone wonders what it's relatively like in area, yet only a few people have ever had the opportunity to adventure it firsthand.

This fascinating illustrated assortment brings jointly tales from dozens of overseas astronauts—men and girls who've really been there—who have lower back with debts of the occasionally bizarre, usually humorous, and awe-inspiring sensations and realities of being in house.

With playful paintings accompanying each one, listed below are the genuine tales at the back of backwards goals, "moon face," the tips of drowsing in 0 gravity and aiming your sneeze in the course of a spacewalk, the significance of packing sizzling sauce, and dozens of alternative cosmic quirks and amazements that include shuttle in and past low Earth orbit.

Note: This publication has been optimized for colour units.

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The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor by Flannery O'Connor

By Flannery O'Connor

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1978
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"I have come to imagine that the real likeness of Flannery O'Connor can be painted via herself, a self-portrait in phrases, to be present in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her personal phrases: calm, sluggish, humorous, courteous, either modest and intensely convinced of herself, severe, sharply penetrating, religious yet by no means pietistic, downright, sometimes fierce, and sincere in a manner that restores honor to the word."— Sally Fitzgerald, from the Introduction

Literary Awards
Winner of the nationwide e-book Critics Circle exact Award

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