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Greetings from Utopia Park

Greetings from Utopia Park Book
Author : Claire Hoffman
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-06-07
ISBN : 0062338862
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this engrossing, provocative, and intimate memoir, a young journalist reflects on her childhood in the heartland, growing up in an increasingly isolated meditation community in the 1980s and ’90s—a fascinating, disturbing look at a fringe culture and its true believers. When Claire Hoffman’s alcoholic father abandons his family, his desperate wife, Liz, tells five-year-old Claire and her seven-year-old brother, Stacey, that they are going to heaven—Iowa—to live in Maharishi’s national headquarters for Heaven on Earth. For Claire’s mother, Transcendental Meditation—the Maharishi’s method of meditation and his approach to living the fullest possible life—was a salvo that promised world peace and enlightenment just as their family fell apart. At first this secluded utopia offers warmth and support, and makes these outsiders feel calm, secure, and connected to the world. At the Maharishi School, Claire learns Maharishi’s philosophy for living and meditates with her class. With the promise of peace and enlightenment constantly on the horizon, every day is infused with magic and meaning. But as Claire and Stacey mature, their adolescent skepticism kicks in, drawing them away from the community and into delinquency and drugs. To save herself, Claire moves to California with her father and breaks from Maharishi completely. After a decade of working in journalism and academia, the challenges of adulthood propel her back to Iowa, where she reexamines her spiritual upbringing and tries to reconnect with the magic of her childhood. Greetings from Utopia Park takes us deep into this complex, unusual world, illuminating its joys and comforts, and its disturbing problems. While there is no utopia on earth, Hoffman reveals, there are noble goals worth striving for: believing in belief, inner peace, and a firm understanding that there is a larger fabric of the universe to which we all belong.

Escaping Utopia

Escaping Utopia Book
Author : Janja Lalich,Karla McLaren
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-01
ISBN : 1315295075
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Glenn Close, Rose McGowan and Leah Remini. Humorist Garrison Keillor. Musician Lisa Marie Presley. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Each of these well-know people has more than fame in common; each was born or raised in a cult. We think of cults as bizarre, inexplicable, or otherworldly places that only strange people inhabit, but cults and other abusive and high-demand groups (and relationships) are actually quite commonplace. In fact, the behaviors, social pressures, and authoritarian structures that create cults exist to a greater or lesser extent in every human relationship and every human group. Cult behavior is human behavior – and by studying cults, we can learn remarkably useful things about the social world and our place in it In the first in-depth research of its kind, sociologist and cult expert Janja Lalich interviewed sixty-five people who were born in or grew up in thirty-nine different cultic groups spanning more than a dozen countries. What’s especially interesting about these individuals is that they each left the cult on their own, without outside help or internal support. In Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over, Lalich and award-winning author (and fellow cult survivor) Karla McLaren craft Lalich’s original and groundbreaking research into an accessible and engaging book, the first of its kind focusing on this particular population. Lalich and McLaren explore fundamental questions about human nature, human development, group dynamics, abuse and control, and triumphs of the human spirit in the face of intense and extended suffering.

Psychotherapy Mindfulness and Buddhist Meditation

Psychotherapy  Mindfulness and Buddhist Meditation Book
Author : Tullio Giraldi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-09-17
ISBN : 3030290034
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book critically examines the development of mindfulness, tracing its development from Buddhist meditation to its variety of popular applications today, including the treatment of mental disorders, wellbeing and improvement of performance. The book begins with a chapter on the meaning of mindfulness, then moves on to chart the spread of Buddhism into the western world and examine the development of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). The second half of the book considers some of the growing concerns related to mindfulness such as the loss of the moral and communitarian values of Buddhism, and the psychologicization and medicalization of existential problems into a capitalist society.

Maharishi Me

Maharishi   Me Book
Author : Susan Shumsky
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-02-13
ISBN : 1510722696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Susan Shumsky is a successful author in the human potential field. But in the 1970s, in India, the Swiss Alps, and elsewhere, she served on the personal staff of the most famous guru of the 20th century—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Maharishi died in 2008 at age ninety, but his influence endures through the spiritual movement he founded: TM (Transcendental Meditation). Other books have been written about him, but this spellbinding page-turner offers a rare insider's view of life with the guru, including the time the Beatles studied at his feet in Rishikesh, India, and wrote dozens of songs under his influence. Both inspirational and disturbing, Maharishi and Me illuminates Susan's two decades living in Maharishi's ashrams, where she grew from a painfully shy teenage seeker into a spiritually aware teacher and author. It features behind-the-scenes, myth-busting stories, and over 100 photos of Maharishi and his celebrity disciples (the Beatles, Deepak Chopra, Mia Farrow, Beach Boys, and many more). Susan's candid, honest portrayal draws back the curtain on her shattering, extreme emotional seesaws of heaven and hell at her guru's hands. This compelling, haunting memoir will continue to challenge readers long after they turn its last page. It dismantles all previous beliefs about the spiritual path and how spiritual masters are supposed to behave. Susan shares: “Merely by being in his presence, we disciples entered an utterly timeless place and rapturous feeling, and, at the same time, realized the utter futility and insanity of the mundane world.” Susan's heartfelt masterwork blends her experiences, exacting research, artistically descriptive and humorous writing, emotional intelligence, and intensely personal inner exploration into a feast for thought and contemplation. Neither starry-eyed nor antagonistic, it captures, from a balanced viewpoint, the essence of life in an ashram.

Retreat

Retreat Book
Author : Matthew Ingram
Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
Release : 2020-12-08
ISBN : 1912248794
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What have the hippies ever done for us? Matthew Ingram explores the relationship between the summer of love and wellness, medicine, and health. The counterculture of the Sixties and the Seventies is remembered chiefly for music, fashion, art, feminism, computing, black power, cultural revolt and the New Left. But an until-now unexplored, yet no less important aspect -- both in its core identity and in terms of its ongoing significance and impact -- is its relationship with health. In this popular and illuminating cultural history of the relationship between health and the counterculture, Matthew Ingram connects the dots between the beats, yoga, meditation, psychedelics, psychoanalysis, Eastern philosophy, sex, and veganism, showing how the hippies still have a lot to teach us about our wellbeing.

Comradely Greetings

Comradely Greetings Book
Author : Slavoj Zizek,Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
Publisher : Verso Books
Release : 2014-09-30
ISBN : 1781687730
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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”We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search ... Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to a destiny that gave us sharp ears, allowing us to sound the note A when everyone else is used to hearing G flat.” In an extraordinary exchange of letters, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, imprisoned for taking part in Pussy Riot’s anti-Putin performance, and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek discuss artistic subversion, political activism, and the future of democracy via the ideas of Hegel, Deleuze, Nietzsche, and even Laurie Anderson. Two radicals, one in a Russian forced labor camp, the other writing to her from far outside its walls, show passionately – across linguistic and generational divides – that “there is still a common cause worth fighting for.” Touching, erudite, and worldly, their correspondence unfolds with poetic urgency. In association with Philosophie Magazine.

Governing Utopia

Governing Utopia Book
Author : Laurence R. Smith
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2017-03-17
ISBN : 1329076672
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It’s time to sit back, relax and escape for awhile as you enjoy visiting an almost magical planet some sixteen light years away. The always fresh air and beautiful weather coupled with a warm and friendly people who enjoy their stress free lives to the fullest certainly are enviable. Throughout this story are commentaries about Earth and the people on it. Maybe it’s unfair to compare an alien world with Earth - or is it? Are there things we can learn? These commentaries offer a different point of view and maybe a chance for a dialog between the people of Earth. If nothing else, it will make you think.

Trans forming Utopia

Trans forming Utopia Book
Author : Elizabeth Russell
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9783039113477
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book contains 15 essays which are the result of the 7th International Conference of Utopian Studies held in Spain in 2006, either debating the subject, or suggesting alternative readings to some of the theoretical ideas raised within utopian studies.

Greetings from Europe

Greetings from Europe Book
Author : Niek Hazendonk,Mark Hendriks,Annika van Dijk,Hans Venema
Publisher : 010 Publishers
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9064506507
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Greetings from Europe book written by Niek Hazendonk,Mark Hendriks,Annika van Dijk,Hans Venema, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Utopia in Practice

Utopia in Practice Book
Author : Ou Ning
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-10-29
ISBN : 9811557918
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a collection of texts on one of China's boldest social experiments in recent years: the rural reconstruction project in Bishan. The Bishan Project (2011-2016) was a rural reconstruction project in a small village Bishan, Anhui Province, China. The writings describe and criticize the social problems caused by China’s over-loading urbanization process and starts a a contemporary agrarianism and agritopianism discourse to resist the modernism and developmentalism doctrine which dominated China for more than a century, answering a global desire for the theory and action of the alternative social solution for today’s environmental and political crises.This practical utopian commune project ran for 6 years and caused a national debate on rural issues in China, when it was invited to be exhibited and presented abroad. This collection of writing will be of interest to artists, China scholars, architects, and the cultural community at large.

The Coming Race Or the New Utopia

The Coming Race  Or  the New Utopia Book
Author : Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1883
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Coming Race Or the New Utopia book written by Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Utopia Is Creepy And Other Provocations

Utopia Is Creepy  And Other Provocations Book
Author : Nicholas Carr
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2016-09-06
ISBN : 0393254550
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A freewheeling, sharp-shooting indictment of a tech-besotted culture. With razor wit, Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley’s unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question: Have we been seduced by a lie? Gathering a decade’s worth of posts from his blog, Rough Type, as well as his seminal essays, Utopia Is Creepy is “Carr’s best hits for those who missed the last decade of his stream of thoughtful commentary about our love affair with technology and its effect on our relationships” (Richard Cytowic, New York Journal of Books). Carr draws on artists ranging from Walt Whitman to the Clash, while weaving in the latest findings from science and sociology. Carr’s favorite targets are those zealots who believe so fervently in computers and data that they abandon common sense. Cheap digital tools do not make us all the next Fellini or Dylan. Social networks, diverting as they may be, are not vehicles for self-enlightenment. And “likes” and retweets are not going to elevate political discourse. Utopia Is Creepy compels us to question the technological momentum that has trapped us in its flow. “Resistance is never futile,” argues Carr, and this book delivers the proof.

Utopia in Power

Utopia in Power Book
Author : Heller,Mikhail Geller,Aleksandr Moiseevich Nekrich
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Chautauqua Moment

The Chautauqua Moment Book
Author : Andrew Chamberlin Rieser
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2003-11-05
ISBN : 0231501137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book traces the rise and decline of what Theodore Roosevelt once called the "most American thing in America." The Chautauqua movement began in 1874 on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in western New York. More than a college or a summer resort or a religious assembly, it was a composite of all of these—completely derivative yet brilliantly innovative. For five decades, Chautauqua dominated adult education and reached millions with its summer assemblies, reading clubs, and traveling circuits. Scholars have long struggled to make sense of Chautauqua's pervasive yet disorganized presence in American life. In this critical study, Andrew Rieser weaves the threads of Chautauqua into a single story and places it at the vital center of fin de siècle cultural and political history. Famous for its commitment to democracy, women's rights, and social justice, Chautauqua was nonetheless blind to issues of class and race. How could something that trumpeted democracy be so undemocratic in practice? The answer, Rieser argues, lies in the historical experience of the white, Protestant middle classes, who struggled to reconcile their parochial interests with radically new ideas about social progress and the state. The Chautauqua Moment brings color to a colorless demographic and spins a fascinating tale of modern liberalism's ambivalent but enduring cultural legacy.

Damaged

Damaged Book
Author : Evan Rapport
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2020-12-15
ISBN : 1496831233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk is the first book-length portrait of punk as a musical style with an emphasis on how punk developed in relation to changing ideas of race in American society from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Drawing on musical analysis, archival research, and new interviews, Damaged provides fresh interpretations of race and American society during this period and illuminates the contemporary importance of that era. Evan Rapport outlines the ways in which punk developed out of dramatic changes to America’s cities and suburbs in the postwar era, especially with respect to race. The musical styles that led to punk included transformations to blues resources, experimental visions of the American musical past, and bold reworkings of the rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues sounds of the late 1950s and early 1960s, revealing a historically oriented approach to rock that is strikingly different from the common myths and conceptions about punk. Following these approaches, punk itself reflected new versions of older exchanges between the US and the UK, the changing environments of American suburbs and cities, and a shift from the expressions of older baby boomers to that of younger musicians belonging to Generation X. Throughout the book, Rapport also explores the discourses and contradictory narratives of punk history, which are often in direct conflict with the world that is captured in historical documents and revealed through musical analysis.

The Sex Revolts

The Sex Revolts Book
Author : Simon Reynolds,Joy Press
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780674802735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first book to look at rock rebellion through the lens of gender, The Sex Revolts captures the paradox at rock's dark heart--the music is often most thrilling when it is most misogynistic and macho. And, looking at music made by female artists, the authors ask: must it always be this way?

Florist Nursery Exchange

Florist   Nursery Exchange Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1961
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban Pastoral

Urban Pastoral Book
Author : Timothy Gray
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Release : 2010-10-28
ISBN : 1587299097
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"We knew Koch, Guest, O'Hara, Ashbery, and Schuyler thrived on the gritty, buoyant clank of city life, but that they drew from a secret fountain there only the Brill Building really let on, until now. In seven crisply argued, essayistic chapters, Gray lets us see and feel the invisible paradise glowing within the visible form of the subway, the skyscraper, the tenement bank, the tattoo parlor, a heaven g̀rowing in the street/right up through the concrete, but soft and sweet and dreaming."--Kevin Killian, Author, Little Men --Book Jacket.

The Self destruction of the West

The Self destruction of the West Book
Author : Damien François
Publisher : Editions Publibook
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 2748337972
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Voilà désormais plus de 10 000 ans que la civilisation occidentale s'est installée et voilà 10 000 ans qu'elle viole le sens même de la nature : la vie. En s'appropriant sans concession ce qui l'entourait, l'homme de l'Ouest a vu son horizon ployer sous la charge de la destruction qu'il lui avait lui-même réalisée. Sommes-nous des lycanthropes ou des vampires? Ces monstres si terrifiants qui sortent de notre imagination sont-ils en réalité la copie de notre comportement dévastateur? Prédateurs, nous pompons sans remords les énergies qui nous entourent. Jusqu'où ira-t-on?.

The Politics of Private Property

The Politics of Private Property Book
Author : Simone Knewitz
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2021-04-21
ISBN : 1793623767
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Politics of Private Property investigates the functions of private property within U.S. American cultural discourse. It mobilizes property as an analytical category and examines how social and political debates from the early nineteenth to the twenty-first century have generated competing and contested claims to ownership.