This book will help anyone who is interested in learning more about death, coping with a loss, approaching death, or explaining death to a child. It is an exploratory journey that includes multiple viewpoints, including Steve Jobs´ embrace of his death, Ray Kurzweil´s striving for immortality, and Joseph Campbell´s view of death as the ´´ornament of life´´. The book looks at death from the perspectives of atheists, Christians, and Tibetan Buddhists, among many others. Interestingly, it considers the often unexplored aspects such as the curious relationship between death and ayahuasca. It is a guidebook, offering insights and comfort on a topic that many find frightening or macabre. The author grew up with a skeleton in his living room, and surrounded by other symbols of death. His unusual upbringing makes him uniquely qualified to serve as guide. As you join him in discovering more about death, you will find yourself enjoying a fuller life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Zarcone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073778/bk_acx0_073778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A rare work of narrative non-fiction that illuminates a world most of us try not to see: the daily lives of the severely mentally ill, who are medicated, marginalized, locked away, and shunned. Susan Doherty´s groundbreaking book brings us a population of lost souls, ill-served by society, feared, shunted from locked wards to rooming houses to the streets to jail and back again. For the past 10 years, some of the people who cycle in and out of the severely ill wards of the Douglas Institute in Montreal, have found a friend in Susan, who volunteers on the ward, and then follows her friends out into the world as they struggle to get through their days. With their full cooperation, she brings us their stories, which challenge the ways we think about people with mental illness. The spine of the book is the life of Caroline Evans (not her real name), a woman in her early 60s whom Susan has known since she was a bright and sunny school girl. Caroline had formed a close friendship with Susan and shared stories from her life; through her, we experience what living with schizophrenia over time is really like. She has been through it all, including the way the justice system treats the severely mentally ill: at one point, she believed that she could save her roommate from the devil by pouring boiling water into her ear....Susan interleaves Caroline´s story with vignettes about her other friends, human stories that reveal their hopes, their circumstances, their personalities, their humanity. She´s found that if she can hang in through the first 10 to 15 minutes of every coffee date with someone in the grip of psychosis, then true communication results. Their ´´madness´´ is not otherworldly: instead it tells us something about how they´re surviving their lives and what they´ve been through. The Ghost Garden is not only touching, but carries a cargo of compassion and empathy. ´´This is a book I wish I could have written. Susan Doh 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paula Kaye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000680/bk_prhc_000680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore the captivating history of the vikingsMen like Ragnar Lothbrok, Eric Bloodaxe, Ivar the Boneless, and Bjorn Ironside are portrayed as preying on unsuspecting communities and spreading fear across Europe as they laid waste to all that lay before them, taking what they wanted at the point of a sword. It is true that the Vikings were, without a doubt, brutal men living in a brutal age. They did use their skills as warriors to relentlessly attack Europe and the British Isles to increase their wealth and territory, but that is not all the Vikings were, and their contribution to world history is far more than warmongering. In this captivating history audiobook, you´ll not only learn about heroic warriors in battle but you´ll also discover the remarkable achievements made by the Vikings.In History of the Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers Such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Egil Skallagrimsson, and More, you will discover topics such as The Rise of the Mighty Vikings and the Viking AgeSignificant Viking Raids and BattlesRagnar Lothbrok - Man or MythIvar the Boneless - Ruthless Warrior, Leader of the Great Heathen Army, and Conqueror of EnglandBjorn Ironside - Raider of the Mediterranean Harald Fairhair - First King of NorwayEric Bloodaxe - Terrifying Family KillerEgil Skallagrimsson - Warrior PoetSweyn Forkbeard - The Forgotten King of EnglandKing Olaf Tryggvason and the Rise of Christianity in NorwayHarald Hardrada - The Last Great Viking RulerThe Viking Age of ExplorationThe Significance of the Settlement of Iceland, Greenland, and VinlandViking Society and Everyday LifeAnd much, much moreSo listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn more about the history of the Vikings!/ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Desmond Manny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134743/bk_acx0_134743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the first edition of Living in the Light, Shakti Gawain introduced to millions of readers a powerful new way of life - one where we listen to our intuition and rely on it as a guiding force. In this new audio revision of her classic best seller, Shakti addresses the importance of acknowledging and embracing our disowned energies - our shadow side. This new and exciting material has given the phrase living in the light a deeper and richer meaning. It shows us how to create far more power and balance in our lives by focusing the light of our awareness on all of the many aspects of who we are, including what we have feared and rejected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shakti Gawain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/newl/000021/bk_newl_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the day Nora discovered that her husband, Hugh, had gotten another woman pregnant, she made a vow: I will come back to life no matter how long it takes.... It´s taken Nora three years. With the help of her best friend, she fled New York City for a small resort town, snagged a job as the advice columnist for the local paper, and is cautiously letting a new man into her life. But when Hugh and his perfect new family move into a house nearby, Nora backslides. Coping with jealousy, humiliation, and resentment again is as hard as she feared. It´s harder still when Hugh and his wife are shot to death in their home. If only Nora could account for the night of the murders. Unfortunately, her memories have gone as dark as her fantasies of revenge. But Nora´s not the only one with a reason to kill - and as prime suspect in the crime, she´d better be able to prove it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009828/bk_brll_009828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the 25 most influential people in America according to Time magazine, and ´´the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism´´ ( The New York Times), Robert Thurman illuminates the Tibetan Book of the Dead with up-to-date insights for modern audiences. For centuries, this text has been read aloud to the dying, who Buddhist masters say are capable of hearing up to three days after clinical death, as a guide through the tumultuous and often terrifying process of dissolution. Now, in Liberation Upon Hearing in the Between, Professor Robert Thurman demystifies this esoteric teaching and reveals the Tibetan view of dying: it is not an ending to be feared, but a wondrous and liberating culmination of our life´s journey, potentially opening into glorious new beginnings. Entering the bardo, the in-between state in which one reality dissolves and the next has not yet formed, we need not become prey to our fears and hopes. Instead, we can relax into our natural clarity and stabilize the journey. And this treasured teaching is for much more than just changing our understanding of death. Whether we have lost a dear relationship, awoken from a dream, or face the loss of our bodied life, simply hearing these teachings steadies our minds and hearts so that the journey from one state to the next changes from a tragic voyage into a clear adventure through the brilliant sky of great liberation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Thurman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000196/sp_true_000196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An angry prophet. A feared and loathsome enemy. A devastating storm. And the surprising message of a merciful God to his people. The story of Jonah is one of the most well-known parables in the Bible. It is also the most misunderstood. Many people, even those who are nonreligious, are familiar with Jonah: A rebellious prophet who defies God and is swallowed by a whale. But there´s much more to Jonah´s story than most of us realize. In The Prodigal Prophet, pastor and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller reveals the hidden depths within the book of Jonah. Keller makes the case that Jonah was one of the worst prophets in the entire Bible. And yet there are unmistakably clear connections between Jonah, the prodigal son, and Jesus. Jesus in fact saw himself in Jonah. How could one of the most defiant and disobedient prophets in the Bible be compared to Jesus?Jonah´s journey also doesn´t end when he is freed from the belly of the fish. There is an entire second half to his story - but it is left unresolved within the text of the Bible. Why does the book of Jonah end on what is essentially a cliffhanger? In this audiobook, Timothy Keller provides an answer to the extraordinary conclusion of this biblical parable - and shares the powerful Christian message at the heart of Jonah´s story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004160/bk_peng_004160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.