Author Paul Auster on this edition of Fresh Air. His new book is Oracle Night. Auster is the author of 11 novels, three screenplays, five books of poetry, and seven works of nonfiction. His recent works include the best-selling novels The Book of Illusions and Timbuktu, and he also edited the NPR National Story Project anthology, I Thought My Father Was God. (Broadcast Date: January 20, 2004) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/040120/rt_whyy_040120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you sabotaging the love that is possible in your relationships? Have you ever wished you could unlock the love that is your true nature and express it fully? Choosing Love offers a spiritual approach to transforming relationships by showing you how to let go of your preconceived ideas and judgments. By moving beyond your ego and conditioning, you can create a richer, more loving life for yourself and those you care about. You have the power to determine how much love you experience in any given moment. Choosing Love provides profound insights and practical advice about how the ego interferes with love and happiness; moving beyond romantic illusions; recognizing, finding, and sustaining a meaningful relationship; overcoming anger, judgments, criticism, and resentment; resolving issues like infidelity, money, commitment, sexual differences; and seeing the Divine in another. Note: This book was formerly titled Loving in the Moment. Gina Lake is the author of numerous books about awakening to one's true nature, including From Stress to Stillness, Trusting Life, Embracing the Now, Radical Happiness, Living in the Now, Return to Essence, Choosing Love, Anatomy of Desire, Choice and Will, Ten Teachings for One World, and Getting Free. She is also a gifted intuitive with a master's degree in counseling psychology and over twenty years experience supporting people in their spiritual growth. Her website offers information about her books and courses, free ebooks, book excerpts, a monthly newsletter, a blog, and audio and video recordings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Van Volkinburg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001380/bk_acx0_001380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From an acclaimed conservative historian and former military officer, a bracing call for a pragmatic confrontation with the nation's problems. The Limits of Power identifies a profound triple crisis facing America: the economy, in remarkable disarray, can no longer be fixed by relying on expansion abroad; the government, transformed by an imperial presidency, is a democracy in form only; U.S. involvement in endless wars, driven by a deep infatuation with military power, has been a catastrophe for the body politic. These pressing problems threaten all of us, Republicans and Democrats. If the nation is to solve its predicament, it will need the revival of a distinctly American approach: the neglected tradition of realism. Andrew J. Bacevich, uniquely respected across the political spectrum, offers a historical perspective on the illusions that have governed American policy since 1945. The realism he proposes includes respect for power and its limits; sensitivity to unintended consequences; aversion to claims of exceptionalism; skepticism of easy solutions, especially those involving force; and a conviction that the books will have to balance. Only a return to such principles, Bacevich argues, can provide common ground for fixing America's urgent problems before the damage becomes irreparable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Conger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000834/bk_aren_000834_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When dealing with metaphysics and the paranormal, there are no degrees or certified experts. Each person writing on these subjects has developed their expertise through their experiences, personal research, and learning over many years. This compilation combines six books of mine into one compendium: Enlightenment for Newbies Removing Illusions to Find True Happiness Immortality: A History and How-to Guide Prophecy: A History and How-to Guide Using the Scientific Method to Study the Paranormal God Like Powers & Abilities The overall approach is to introduce each subject, provide some background and history, and then to provide specific ideas, recommendations, and advice on how to achieve the theme of the book. This compilation is designed to show my overall beliefs and recommendations on several subjects. One of these core beliefs is that we all have a core of the universal spirit inside each of us. That by learning to be centered in this spirit we improve our happiness, health, and ability to do things which might be considered supernatural or impossible. I hope this compilation provides each reader with some insights which will help improve their lives overall. (Martin K. Ettington, author) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin K. Ettington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107678/bk_acx0_107678_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley is the first of two books based on my diaries from 1979 and 1980. Twenty-one-year-old Linda Kovic needs to learn a language fast in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a flight attendant, so she contracts to become an au pair for a wealthy family in the Loire Valley. In order to secure the nanny position, she lies on her application and pretends to speak French, confident she'll be forgiven once she arrives at her destination. This book captures Linda's real-life story inside and outside the Chateau de Montclair, detailing her challenges and triumphs as she tries to adjust to her new life with the hard-to-please Madame Dubois, her husband, and their two incomprehensible children. When Linda attends language classes at a local university, she encounters, Adam, a handsome young student, and her life with the family becomes more complicated, adding fuel to her internal battle for independence. Join Linda on her adventure of discovery and romance in an extraordinary part of the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Floyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071471/bk_acx0_071471_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to become a well-rounded magic practitioner, this book will guide you!Do you believe in magic?Not the David Copperfield type of magic which is just carefully crafted illusions, but real magic that allows you to understand the forces of nature and direct them toward a particular goal?This type of magic has existed for thousands of years and every culture has developed a unique magic tradition. Many of these traditions were eradicated by mainstream religions, but some have survived.This unique book bundle will introduce you to three fundamental skills that a modern magic practitioner should possess.One is astrology – not the oversimplified kind that you see in newspaper horoscopes, but the real, deep science that provides valuable insights into human relationships and life paths.The second skill is tarot, a tradition of card reading that has been approved by the great psychologist Carl Gustav Jung.The third skill is Wiccan magic.Here’s what you’ll learn:How astrology can help you enhance your relationships and achieve your true goalsHow to read and understand tarot cards like a proThe foundations of Wiccan magic – and how to get startedHow to combine different types of magic and fortunetelling techniquesAnd much, much more!Listen to the books even if you think you don’t have any talent for magic. You’ll find beginner exercises that will help you cleanse your body and mind in order to unlock your magic potential…and then you’ll be pleasantly surprised by your own talent!But what if you don’t believe in astrology, tarot cards, or any other form of magic? Then you can enjoy these books as a valuable source of information about old magic traditions.Are you ready to start learning?Don't miss this special audiobook bundle. Click on "buy now" and listen now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/184173/bk_acx0_184173_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Top 25 Books of 2011 by the American Library Association, Choice ReviewsNamed one of the 11 Best Psychology Books of 2011 by The Atlantic Why is belief so hard to shake? Despite our best attempts to embrace rational thought and reject superstition, we often find ourselves appealing to unseen forces that guide our destiny, wondering who might be watching us as we go about our lives, and imagining what might come after death. In this lively and masterfully argued new book, Jesse Bering unveils the psychological underpinnings of why we believe. Combining lucid accounts of surprising new studies with insights into literature, philosophy, and even pop culture, Bering gives us a narrative that is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. He sheds light on such topics as our search for a predestined life purpose, our desire to read divine messages into natural disasters and other random occurrences, our visions of the afterlife, and our curiosity about how moral and immoral behavior are rewarded or punished in this life. Bering traces all of these beliefs and desires to a single trait of human psychology, known as the "theory of mind," which enables us to guess at the intentions and thoughts of others. He then takes this groundbreaking argument one step further, revealing how the instinct to believe in God and other unknowable forces gave early humans an evolutionary advantage. But now that these psychological illusions have outlasted their evolutionary purpose, Bering draws our attention to a whole new challenge: escaping them. Thanks to Bering's insight and wit, The Belief Instinct will reward readers with an enlightened understanding of the universal human tendency to believe-and the tools to break free. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jesse Bering. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012355/bk_adbl_012355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New Saucerian Press is pleased to present The Perspicacious Percipient: How to Investigate UFOs and Other Insane Urges, a collection of magazine articles by John A. Keel, the man many consider to have been not only the premiere investigator of all things unusual and Fortean but who was also our own 20th-century Mark Twain. Many of the articles in this anthology and its companion volumes, Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind, The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone, Searching for the String, The Great Phonograph in the Sky, and The Passionate Percipient: Illusions I Have Known And Loved, were revolutionary and explored ideas popularized in Keel's classic books. Written in Keel's engaging trademark style, they are sure to delight fans with their fresh, unparalleled insights into the nature of reality. In the book, John Keel displays the keen observational skills and investigative tenacity that made him the enfant terrible of ufology for decades. In this no-holds-barred analysis - much of it written decades ago - Keel shreds many of the sacred-cow beliefs still held in ufological and cryptozoological circles today and presents theories so radical that they are only now becoming accepted: the 4-D or interdimensional thesis; the breakaway civilization theory; the possible role of ancient aliens in human history; the synthetic and/or hallucinatory nature of many alien abduction and men in black encounters; the role of spy agencies in paranormal research; and the alarming connection between UFOs, animal mutilations, and attacks on unsuspecting humans. The Perspicacious Percipient is the grand finale to the six-part John Keel Collection series of books - a must-have for serious UFO researchers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Barnard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051192/bk_acx0_051192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is for you only if you gamble to make money. If your idea of "fun" and "entertainment" includes giving away your hard-earned money to casinos, I can't help you. If you enjoy sitting in a mindless, bright lights/dinging trance while you drop quarters down a slot, this book is not for you. If you think casinos are built and run by stupid people, you better stay out of them. If you think you can beat a blackjack dealer by wild-assed guessing, think again. If you play poker just because it's now so popular...you don't need my book. If you believe you can just happen to be "lucky" enough to beat the odds, you live in a fantasy world and you'd hate this book for destroying your illusions. But if you're hard-headed, serious, willing to work, and tired of the mainstream gambling books that simply teach you how to lose less rather than win... If you understand casinos don't stay in business by giving out more money than they take in... This is an extensive examination of the most popular forms of gambling. If you can find any positive expectation bets, and how. Some of the material is controversial. Some of it is unique. It's not for beginners. If you don't already know how to play blackjack or craps, buy and read the basic books first. This one assumes you know and understand the rules of play. If you have emotional or psychological issues around money - my strong advice is, don't gamble. If you want to believe casinos are playgrounds built for your amusement, this is not the book for you. I use statistical concepts and common sense to strip away the bright lights and glamor to reveal the mathematical realities of gambling. Try out Gambling for Winners now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019586/bk_acx0_019586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.