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Taking Heart and Making Sense: a New View of Nature, Feeling and the Body

KARIN LINDGAARD
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IS FEELING A PHENOMENON OF THE BODY OR THE BRAIN?
What do animals feel?
How do living systems become conscious?

Taking Heart and Making Sense takes on these and many more questions about the natural world and human experience, helping us to understand our feelings and emotions, and our sense of meaning in life.

Taking Heart and Making Sense takes readers on a conceptual adventure across many disciplines, presenting contemporary theories about feeling and emotion by major researchers in psychology, philosophy and cognitive science. Lindgaard points out themes as well as problems in these theories, and frames them in relation to our fundamental concepts about the world. Solving these problems requires nothing less than a profound shift in worldview.

This new worldview is based on the concepts of change, process and relation. It supports coherent explanations of feeling, consciousness and life itself. Feeling is understood as an inner sensing that arises from the whole body. Human beings are seen as unique and individualised as well as deeply interconnected, with each other and with the natural world.

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The Saxons in Britain

THOMAS MILLER

Paperback only. 285 pages, full colour illustrations throughout.

A history of Britain from prehistoric and Roman times, through the arrival of the Saxons, the development of the Octarchy, and up to the arrival of the Vikings and the reign of Aethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great.

Before the Saxons | The Dawn of History – The Ancient Britons – The Druids – Landing of Julius Cæsar – Caractacus, Boadicea, and Agricola – Departure of the Romans – Britain after the Roman Period

The Saxon Invasion | The Ancient Saxons – Hengist, Horsa, Rowena, and Vortigern – Ella, Cerdric, and King Arthur – Establishment of the Saxon Octarchy – The Conversion of Ethelbert – Edwin, King of the Deiri and Bernicia – Penda, the Pagan Monarch of Mercia – Decline of the Saxon Octarchy – Offa the Terrible – Egbert, King of all the Saxons

Appendices | Anglo-Saxon Culture – Religion – Government and Laws – Literature – Architecture, Art, and Science – Costume, Manners, Customs, and Everyday Life

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Ten Acres is Enough

EDMUND MORRIS
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“Recently we have seen a great back-to-the-land movement, with many young professional people returning to small scale farming; thus it is great fun to read about someone who did exactly the same thing in 1864. In that year, Mr. Edmund Morris gave up his business and city life for a farm of ten acres, made a go of mixed farming and then wrote a book about it. Mr. Morris proves Abraham Lincoln’s prediction: ‘The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land’.” – Sally Fallon, The Weston Price Foundation

“I am loving this book. It is so full of information that I can only read a little at a time. I need to read it twice and take notes the next time through. It all about permaculture before the word was even created. Everything in this book can be applied to today’s homesteading too. I cant wait to try some of these principals on my own 10 acres!”

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Earthworm

GEORGE OLIVER
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George Oliver returns the reader to a time and methodology where people took responsibility for what they did and what they produced. In this world of spiraling food prices, huge landfills, diminishing food supplies, loss of topsoil, and water pollution, the reader is gently chastised for “letting someone else do it” and being “just too busy.” We were once a self-reliant nation; now we outsource. Oliver shows the reader what is wrong and why. And the book is about earthworms. […]

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Response in the Living and Non-Living

JAGADISH BOSE
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This is one of the great Indian scientist’s earlier works. His experiments showed that in the entire range of responses—regardless of whether the subject is metallic, plant or animal—the responses are identical. The living response, in all its diverse modifications, is a repetition of the responses seen in the inorganic.

Further, the nature of the response is determined not by the play of an unknowable and arbitrary vital force, but by laws that do not change, and act equally and uniformly throughout both organic and inorganic matter.

This realization was always at the core of his work. He sought to show that all materials react to their environments according to the same laws; in other words, everything exists in the same field of consciousness. […]

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Franz Schubert – a Biography

HENRY FROST
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This new edition of Henry Frost’s 1892 biography of Franz Schubert has been edited and revised. The original references to pieces by Opus number have been replaced with the more commonly used D numbers. Many illustrations of places and people have been added throughout the text, and a complete catalog of Schubert’s works has been included.

“With faith man steps forth into the world. Faith is far ahead of understanding and knowledge; for to understand anything, I must first of all believe something. Faith is the higher basis on which weak understanding rears its first columns of proof; reason is nothing but faith analysed.” – Franz Schubert

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