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Nation of Secrets

Nation of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307472914
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Award winning journalist Ted Gup exposes how and why our most important institutions increasingly keep secrets from the very people they are supposed to serve.Drawing on his decades as an investigative reporter, Ted Gup argues that a preoccupation with secrets has undermined the very values--security, patriotism, and privacy--in whose name secrecy is so often invoked. He explores the blatant exploitation of privacy and confidentiality in academia, business, and the courts, and concludes that in case after case, these principles have been twisted to allow the emergence of a shadow system of justice, unaccountable to the public. Nation of Secrets not only sounds the alarm to warn against an unethical way of life, but calls for the preservation of our democracy as we know it.

The Black Book of Secrets

The Black Book of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0330471538
Author: F. E. Higgins
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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The Black Book of Secrets by F. E. Higgins Book Resume:

When Ludlow Fitch's parents cruelly betray him, he steals away on the back of a carriage and leaves behind the stinking City. He arrives in the dead of night at a remote village, where he crosses paths with the tall and limping figure of Joe Zabbidou - a pawnbroker with a difference. For Joe trades secrets, not goods, for cash. Ludlow is employed to record the villagers' fiendish confessions in The Black Book of Secrets. Bodysnatching; thievery; murder. The people of Pagus Parvus have much to hide. But is Ludlow Fitch ready to release his own skeletons? And will he ever learn to trust his mysterious master?

Strangers and Secrets

Strangers and Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780838635339
Author: R. A. York
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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What happens when we communicate with other people? The topic has been much studied in sociolinguistics, as well as by philosophers, sociologists, and communication theorists; but it is also one of the main concerns of novelists, and it is a major source of comedy, intrigue, and pathos in many novels. To illustrate this, R. A. York studies eight classics from nineteenth-century England - Emma, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, North and South, Barchester Towers, The Woman in White, Great Expectations, and Middlemarch - showing that literature is not only a celebration of the power to communicate, but also a celebration of the need to discipline communication. Some of the novels treated by York depict a seemingly stable society within which strong conventions for what and how something can be communicated exist. But the norms of communication are challenged and threatened by two things: the presence of outsiders - strangers who do not share the social norms or the common knowledge they imply - and the wish of characters, through shame, modesty, or self-interest, to keep their knowledge and feelings secret from others. These two factors are, in fact, often intertwined - the arrival of strangers in a community creates an atmosphere of secrecy and reserve, which brings with it uncertainty, tension, curiosity, and excitement. In thus recording social mobility and the disturbances it brings to the community, the novelists of nineteenth-century England offer - more or less openly - a comment on the impact of historical change, showing how characters seek to save themselves from the challenge of new degrees of communication (that is, to maintain self-respect and social cohesion by restricting the extent to which they allow themselves to know others and to be known by them). If the novelists often show sympathy for such a defensive strategy, they also celebrate the openness and fullness of communication which may be forced upon their characters, and they explore forms of communication that are all the more satisfying because they are difficult - often indirect and gained at the cost of overcoming xenophobia and the comfort of secrecy.

Garden of Secrets

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Author: MINHAS
Publisher: Educreation Publishing
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There lies an astounding spiritual depth in the teachings of the Sufi Mystics. The Sufi Mysticism consists in endeavoring to reconcile the doctrines of all religions of the world through the philosophy of love. This piece of art is founded upon the teachings of the Sufi Mystics. The current problem of terrorism, in the name of Jihad, has blighted the lives of many people. This book will reveal the true meaning of Jihad, as the doctrine of Sufism accentuated on inner Jihad, which means the closing of one's heart to the inner enemies of retaliation, envy and infidelity. This book also covers the foremost topics like the mystery of love, the status of women in Sufism, science of transformation, management lessons in Sufism, relevance of the Spiritual Master, controlling the Nafs and, most significantly, the Fifteen Fundamentals of life. The book covers the teachings of Persian Mystic "Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi" (in the world of Sufis, Rumi is the Emperor) and many other Sufi Mystics from the past. This book is a gift, an experience of the divine and therefore; it is recommended to be read periodically to reinforce the key messages of the Sufi Mystics in one's life. Remember, the path of spirituality is not easy for those who seek temporary happiness. It is a journey of hardship, and one must keep an enormous amount of patience and blind faith in the master's teachings to pursue permanent peace and happiness. Note: The author makes no claim to being either an Islamic Scholar or a Spiritual Master. The author is merely a seeker of love through the teachings of the Sufi Mystics.

Lord of Secrets

Lord of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1426895259
Author: Alyssa Everett
Publisher: Harlequin
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Lord of Secrets by Alyssa Everett Book Resume:

Somewhere on the North Atlantic, 1820 Rosalie Whitwell has spent most of her life sailing the globe with her adventurous father, dreaming of the day she can settle in one place long enough to have a home and family of her own. When her father suffers a fatal heart attack in the middle of the North Atlantic, Rosalie turns in her panic to a fellow passenger—the cool, reclusive Lord Deal. For years David Linney, Marquess of Deal, has avoided the society of others. Even so, he's drawn to his lovely shipmate, like him the victim of family tragedy. As the voyage nears its end, Lord Deal is compelled to propose. But on their wedding night, Rosalie gets an unwelcome surprise: her handsome husband is strangely reluctant to consummate the marriage. Does she fall short of her groom's expectations? Or is he hiding a secret past that only she can unlock? 83,000 words

Becoming the Witch

Becoming the Witch [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 073876941X
Author: Danae Moon Thorp
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
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Becoming the Witch by Danae Moon Thorp Book Resume:

Embrace the Art of Magick & the Power that Has Always Been Inside You Providing a unique look at what witchcraft means in the 21st century, this lyrical book empowers you to become a divine weaver of life, be at one with nature's heartbeat, and connect to all things. With practical guidance and poetic encouragement, Danae Moon Thorp teaches you what every witch must know, including the elements, spells, tools, deities, rituals, and more. Becoming the Witch explains the complexities of witchcraft in a clear and creative way, giving you a richer understanding of how it all works. Learn to imbue every action, word, and ingredient of a spell with powerful energy that connects your heart, body, and mind to extraordinary possibilities. You'll also explore divine realms, delve into the history of magick, and find spiritual fulfillment in ordinary life. This book is your key to not just holding a wand, but also turning that wand into an extension of yourself.

River of Secrets

River of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250110149
Author: Roger Johns
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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When a controversial politician is murdered in cold blood, Baton Rouge Police Detective Wallace Hartman struggles to find the killer amid conspiracies and corruption in River of Secrets, a gripping new mystery from Roger Johns. Herbert Marioneaux, a Louisiana politician infamous for changing his mind on hot-button issues, has been murdered and his body posed to send a message. Baton Rouge homicide detective Wallace Hartman has to figure out who’s sending that message. DNA points to Eddie Pitkin, a social justice activist who also happens to be the half-brother of Wallace’s childhood best friend. But even with the combative history between Pitkin and Marioneaux, murder seems out of character for Pitkin, whose usual MO is to confront the wealthy and powerful with their inconvenient past. As Wallace digs deeper, she unearths a possible alibi witness, along with evidence of a deeply troubled relationship that points the finger of suspicion at Marioneaux’s son. While Eddie’s supporters are convinced of his innocence, his enemies are equally certain of his guilt. Under pressure from all directions, Wallace pursues her investigation into the dark heart of the political establishment as Baton Rouge falls under the shadow of escalating violence. When it appears a police department insider may be sabotaging her efforts by leaking information about the case, and after menacing messages are left for her and her loved ones, Wallace is forced to untangle a trail of old and disturbing secrets unaided by those she most needs to trust.

Bay of Secrets

Bay of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178087507X
Author: Rosanna Ley
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
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Bay of Secrets by Rosanna Ley Book Resume:

The #1 Kindle Bestseller returns with a gorgeous summer read about romance, family and the secrets we keep from those we love. 'The perfect holiday companion' - Heat 'The ultimate feel-good read' - Candis 'Sun-soaked escapism' - Best ********** Spain, 1939 Following the wishes of her parents to keep her safe during the war, a young girl, Julia, enters a convent in Barcelona. Looking for a way to maintain her links to the outside world, she volunteers to help in a maternity clinic. But worrying adoption practices in the clinic force Sister Julia to decide how far she will go to help those placed in her care. England, 2012 Six months after her parents' shocking death, 34-year-old journalist and jazz enthusiast Ruby Rae has finally found the strength to pack away their possessions and sell the family home. But as she does so, she unearths a devastating secret that her parents, Vivien and Tom, had kept from her all her life. ******** SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT ROSANNA LEY: 'An impeccably researched and deftly written narrative that kept me hooked until the end' - Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter 'Loved it from start to finish. A brilliant holiday read' - Amazon reviewer 'Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming' - Candis 'On so many levels a fantastic read' - Amazon reviewer 'A fascinating story with engaging themes' - Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife 'Warm, enthralling, one of my favourite authors' - Amazon reviewer

Sounds of Secrets

Sounds of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3643801300
Author: Raymond Ammann
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
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Sounds of Secrets by Raymond Ammann Book Resume:

Double flute, shoulder flute, and large standing slit drums with carved decorations are only a few of the unique musical instruments used in the islands of Vanuatu. In many ways, the people of this South Pacific archipelago live according to their traditional cultures and conduct their rituals and ceremonies as their great-grandfathers had. This book deals comprehensively with traditional musical instruments and their role and function in ceremonies on Vanuatu. Music, dance, and musical instruments are not only means to highlight certain moments in ceremonies, but help to set up an entire network of secrets. The field notes, personal opinions, and ideas that are documented in this book are the result of an intensive study of over 20 years on music in south Melanesia. This is the first reference book on the music of Vanuatu that constitutes an invaluable source for musicologists and anthropologists alike, and it will surprise general readers with its interesting and lively accounts. (Series: SoundCultureStudies / KlangKulturStudien - Vol. 7)

Book of Secrets

Book of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 085766011X
Author: Chris Roberson
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
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Book of Secrets by Chris Roberson Book Resume:

IT'LL TAKE MORE THAN ANGELS AND DEMONS TO STOP HIM. Reporter Spencer Finch is a journalist embroiled in the hunt for a missing book, encountering along the way cat burglars and mobsters, hackers and mysterious monks. At the same time, he's trying to make sense of the legacy left him by his late grandfather, a chest of what appear to be pulp magazines from the golden age of fantasy fiction. Following his nose, Finch gradually uncovers a mystery involving a lost Greek play, secret societies, generations of masked vigilantes - and an entire hidden history of mankind. It's like The Da Vinci Code retold by the Coen brothers in this blockbuster blur. File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Conspiracy! | Angelic Mysteries | Pulp Fiction | Blow Your Mind ]

The Psychology of Secrets

The Psychology of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1461506832
Author: Anita E. Kelly
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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The Psychology of Secrets by Anita E. Kelly Book Resume:

On an MTV special aired in 2000, young interviewees were asked to confess the worse thing they were ever told during a romantic breakup. One person tearfully responded "that I suck in bed. " More recently, an acquaintance of mine admitted to his new girlfriend that he "has a mean streak. " She decided not to date him after that. Another memorable and painful example of openness occurred years ago when I served as a member of a suicide intervention team. I was called to a very disturbing scene in an upscale neighborhood to console a woman who was threaten ing to take her life on the lawn in front of her children. Her husband had just confessed his long-term affair to her that morning and she felt that her world was coming apart. Fortunately, she did not take her life but was left with the humiliation of haVing her neighbors know about her private troubles. The question these examples bring to mind is, "Why do people so often reveal potentially stigmatizing personal information to others?" The reader probably has an intuitive answer to this question already. It can seem like such a burden-even torture-to keep secrets from other people. Hiding such things as feelings of discontent from a boyfriend or girlfriend, violations of the law from close friends, and indiscretions from employers can be alienating. People want others to know them; therefore they often end up disclosing self-incriminating information.

A Book of Secrets

A Book of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429969215
Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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A Book of Secrets by Michael Holroyd Book Resume:

A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction book of 2011 A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction title for 2011 On a hill above the Italian village of Ravello sits the Villa Cimbrone, a place of fantasy and make-believe. The characters that move through Michael Holroyd's new book are destined never to meet, yet the Villa Cimbrone unites them all. A Book of Secrets is a treasure trove of hidden lives, uncelebrated achievements, and family mysteries. With grace and tender imagination, Holroyd brings a company of unknown women into the light. From Alice Keppel, the mistress of both the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales; to Eve Fairfax, a muse of Auguste Rodin; to the novelist Violet Trefusis, the lover of Vita Sackville-West—these women are always on the periphery of the respectable world. Also on the margins is the elusive biographer, who on occasion turns an appraising eye upon himself as part of his investigations in the maze of biography. In A Book of Secrets, Holroyd gives voice to fragile human connections and the mystery of place.

The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781609253387
Author: Daniel Pineda
Publisher: Weiser Books
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The Book of Secrets by Daniel Pineda Book Resume:

From the strange symbols on a one-dollar bill to the secret signs of the Knights Templar and Freemasons, invisible societies, and the world of magic and alchemy, The Book of Secrets is a comprehensive introduction to the world of secret and esoteric knowledge throughout history. It offers a doorway into the initiated secret traditions of the fascinating unseen spiritual world: its symbols, secret societies, and seers. You’ll discover: Key Concepts: the Great Work, the Universal Force, Polarity, the Four Elements, Magick and Mysticism, Esoteric Anatomy, Qabalah, Alchemy, Astrology, the Astral Plane, and more. Symbolism: More than 100 secrets symbols, words, objects, including their meanings and the secret powers they invoke. Secret Societies and Holy Orders: The gatekeepers and the transmitters of sacred knowledge: Freemasons, O.T.O., Cathars, Templars, Assassins. Pineda places them all in history and geography and explains who they are/were and what they stood for. Luminaries and Seers: More than 200 legends and historical personages: Hermes Trismegistus, Jesus, Siddartha, Osiris, and other seers from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the 19th and 20th centuries.

A Circle of Secrets

A Circle of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1483632717
Author: Joy Sigmon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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A Circle of Secrets by Joy Sigmon Book Resume:

A perfect stranger affects the lives of three families in a scandalous web of deceit. The three families deal with their own secrets as they work hard to conceal their flawed lives. Their personal struggles feed into their inability to trust one another with their blemished lifestyles, compounding their secrets into a toxic explosion. They each move about in their daily schedules as normal until devastation strikes like lightning, bringing all of their lives to crash and burn. Then in an instant one by one their lives unfold, right into the headlines of a national media chronicle.

The Secret of Secrets

The Secret of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786781271
Author: Osho
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
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This book is one of the most esoteric treatises in the world. It will show you the way to become more than the body and the way to bloom - how not to remain a seed but to become a golden flower. What, in India, they call the one thousand-petalled lotus, in China they call the golden flower. It is a symbol that represents perfection, totality. Moreover, the flower represents the actualisation of the potential - the beauty, the grandeur, the splendour of being. This treatise, The Secret of Secrets, is very ancient - possibly one of the most ancient treatises in the world - at least twenty-five centuries old. But twenty-five centuries can be traced back very easily. And this treatise is also, uniquely, a great synthesis of all the great religions. The Bible belongs to the Christians, the Talmud belongs to the Jews, the Vedas belong to the Hindus, the Dhammapada to the Buddhists, the Tao Te Ching to the Taoists. But this small book, The Secret of Secrets, belongs to no one in particular, or it belongs to all. It is heavily based on Taoist teachings, a flowering of the Taoist approach to life and existence. But it is not only that - Zarathustra has played a role; his teachings are incorporated within it. Buddhist teachings have also been integrated, and a certain esoteric school of Christians, the Nestorians, have played their part. It is one of the most synthetical approaches.

A Choice of Secrets

A Choice of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1635730341
Author: Barb Hendee
Publisher: Rebel Base Books
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Ever since raiders from the north began attacking villages, Lady Nicole Montagna has known that defending her people would come at a cost. The betrothal of her sister Chloe to a neighboring lord seems the perfect solution, forging a powerful alliance. But shortly before the wedding, Nicole is shocked to discover that her sister is with child—and not by her husband-to-be. Now she must make a choice. She has just hours to decide . . . ~Should she tell her soldier brother—who will take swift, ruthless action to ensure the family’s safety? ~Should she hold her tongue, let her sister deceive her husband into believing the child is his—and then hope Chloe can get away with the lie? ~Should she tell her family, hoping they will know the right thing to do? With the help of a magic mirror, Nicole lives out each path, fighting to protect herself and those she loves with the weapons she has: wits, herbs, and fortitude. But no matter her cleverness, neither she nor her family can escape unscathed—for there are repercussions she could never have foreseen, involving her own heart . . . A CHOICE OF SECRETS New York Times bestselling author Barb Hendee spins a tale of intrigue, integrity, and the bonds of love and loyalty as one young woman finds her place in a turbulent world . . .

Joseph Perl's Revealer Of Secrets

Joseph Perl's Revealer Of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0429721153
Author: Dov Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
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Joseph Perl's Revealer Of Secrets by Dov Taylor Book Resume:

The dawning of the nineteenth century found the Jews of Eastern Europe torn between the forces of progress and reaction as they took their first tentative steps toward the modern world. In a war of words and of books, Haskaia–the Jewish Enlightenment–did battle with the religious revival movement known as Hasidism. Perl, an ardent advocate of Enlightenment, unleashed the opening salvo with the publication in 1819 of Revealer of Secrets. The novel tried to pass itself off as a hasidic holy book when it was, in fact, a broadside against Hasidism–a parody of its teachings and of the language of its holy books. The outraged hasidim responded by buying up and burning as many copies as they could. Dov Taylor's careful translation and commentary make this classic of Hebrew literature available and accessible to the contemporary English-speaking reader while preserving the integrity and bite of Perl's original. With Hasidism presently enjoying a remarkable rebirth, the issues in Revealer of Secrets are all the more relevant to those seeking to balance reason and faith. As the first Hebrew novel, the work will also be of great interest to students of modern Hebrew literature and modern Jewish history.

The Night

The Night [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1855845008
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
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‘I fall asleep. Until I awaken my soul will be in the world of spirit, and there will meet the guiding impulse-giver of my earthly life, my genius, who dwells in the world of spirit, hovering round my head...’ – Rudolf Steiner The night is an essential counterpart to the day. By day we possess the capacity of conscious, logical thought, whilst at night – leaving the physical body to regenerate during sleep – we give ourselves up to a different form of consciousness. Rudolf Steiner describes the night as the realm of intuition, a place of deep spiritual encounter, but also as a wellspring of renewal and healing. With its lucid introduction and notes, The Night seeks to conjure the special atmosphere and quality of the nocturnal hours, so that the real spiritual encounters of night-time can fruitfully inform our daily life, helping us to live in a fuller, healthier way. Night-time is when we can, consciously or unconsciously, meet our higher self; we have the opportunity to work with angelic beings, and even to access the world of the dead. The night can be a source of poetic and artistic inspiration, whilst for initiates it provides a field for conscious awareness. It is also a special time – before going to sleep and upon waking – for specific esoteric exercises. Edited by Edward de Boer, the textual passages, lecture extracts, exercises and the many verses and prayers in this anthology are an invitation to readers to engage more consciously with the starry heavens and the nightly realm.

In the Company of Secrets (Postcards From Pullman Book #1)

In the Company of Secrets (Postcards From Pullman Book #1) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781441202789
Author: Judith Miller
Publisher: Bethany House
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In the Company of Secrets (Postcards From Pullman Book #1) by Judith Miller Book Resume:

The truth could cost her everything.... Olivia Mott didn't intend to lie. Somehow, it just happened. And wasn't it all Lady Charlotte's fault anyway? Now Olivia's position as assistant chef at Pullman's elegant Hotel Florence is dependant upon her keeping her secrets. And sometimes lies have a way of leading to other lies. Should Olivia admit her real past and accept the consequences or keep quiet in order to preserve her comfortable new circumstances? Deception seems to be part of everyday life in the company town of Pullman, Illinois, where the grand Pullman Palace Car is manufactured. Samuel Howard, Olivia's friend and the town manager, seems to think everything is fine, but Olivia observes something quite different. Could it be that Olivia is not the only one harboring secrets?

Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film

Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351246046
Author: Deborah Lynn Porter
Publisher: Routledge
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Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film by Deborah Lynn Porter Book Resume:

Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film advances a methodological line of inquiry based on a fresh insight into the ways in which cinematic meaning is generated and can be ascertained. Premised on a critical reading strategy informed by a metapsychology of secrets, the book features analyses of internationally acclaimed films—Guillermo del Torro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s The Return, Jee-woon Kim’s A Tale of Two Sisters, and Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others. It demonstrates how a rethinking of the figure of the secret in national film yields a new vantage point for examining heretofore unrecognized connections between collective historical experience, cinematic production and a transnational aesthetic of concealment and hiding.

Forgotten Magic

Forgotten Magic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1514465094
Author: Sandra Rose Wild
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Forgotten Magic by Sandra Rose Wild Book Resume:

A deadly enemy, from beyond the gates of Nowhere, is breaking through the formidable spells that bind it. The key to its destruction lies buried deep within the mind of James Cadwallader, the son of a human family, especially chosen to be entrusted with the secret wisdom of their ancestors. The threat is growing ever stronger. His father is ill, his little sister in danger, and the menace creeps ever closer. Their last remaining hope is to unleash the forgotten magic James holds, a magic both powerful and wild, only to be used in a time of dire need. That time has come. But James needs help. He can only release it with the aid of the dragon, but first, they must search for the guardian, the one who must give the dragon his true name, and they are running out of time.

House of Secrets

House of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1781892911
Author: Lynda Stacey
Publisher: Choc Lit
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House of Secrets by Lynda Stacey Book Resume:

A woman struggles to escape her past in a thriller boasting a “fabulous setting, gripping suspense and a masterful hero” (Milly Johnson). Madeleine Frost is finally free. After enduring her boyfriend’s increasingly controlling and bullying behavior, she has finally had enough. For her safety—and that of her young daughter—she is leaving. But where to? With little choice, Maddie ends up at her estranged father’s hotel, where she meets the rough-edged Christopher “Bandit” Lawless—an ex-marine and gamekeeper of the grounds—who hides his own painful past behind a hard exterior. After discovering the diary of a previous landowner, Maddie and Bandit find themselves immersed in the history of the old house, uncovering its secrets, scandals, and tragedies—and the truth about each other. But when Madeleine’s ex shows up, determined to reclaim what he believes is his, Maddie and Bandit will have to stand together and fight for the love they have only just found . . .

Box of Secrets

Box of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131089910X
Author: A. E. Mableson
Publisher: Mossy Feet Books
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Box of Secrets by A. E. Mableson Book Resume:

The Box of Secrets devoured secrets. Once secure in the box, no one could ever divulge it. To her dismay, Chesney discovered that secrets aren’t secrets forever. The dark fantasy short story collections, Five Tales of the Flea Market, Volume 1 and Ten Tales of the Flea Market contain this short story.

House of Secrets

House of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0679603573
Author: Richard Hawke
Publisher: Random House
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House of Secrets by Richard Hawke Book Resume:

Senator Andrew Foster has it all: charm to spare, a loving wife, a beautiful daughter, and a fast-track career that will surely land him one day in the White House. And with the sudden resignation of the vice president, that track may have gotten a lot faster. But there’s a problem. There are people who know that Andy Foster’s charm can get the better of him, and they have bugged the Shelter Island bungalow where he is enjoying a midnight tryst with a beautiful campaign adviser. But all hell breaks loose when a man carrying an iron pipe comes crashing through the bedroom’s sliding glass door. Within seconds, the young woman lies bloodied, dead on the sheets, and Foster has fled in panic. And it’s all on tape. As momentum builds for Foster’s likely selection as the next vice president, the senator’s only hope of keeping his involvement with the murdered woman secret is to locate his blackmailers. But even they don’t have their hands on the devastating images. The man they used for the job has turned the tables and is blackmailing them. All the while, Foster’s personal life is collapsing. His wife, Christine, senses that something is terribly wrong. Unhappy about their daughter’s living in a political fishbowl, Christine is also worried that she and her husband have drifted away from each other. Little does she know that power-hungry politicians and brutal gangsters are ready to rip her family utterly apart. From the rarefied halls of Washington to the briny boardwalks of Brighton Beach, Richard Hawke pulls back the curtain to reveal what is taking place inside the hearts and minds of the powerful people we read about every day in the news. With House of Secrets, Hawke has delivered a pulse-pounding thriller that ignites the fatal mixture of politics, arrogance, and lust.

Blade of Secrets

Blade of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250756790
Author: Tricia Levenseller
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In Blade of Secrets, a new YA fantasy adventure from the author of Daughter of the Pirate King, a teenage blacksmith with social anxiety is forced to go on the run to protect the world from the most powerful magical sword she's ever made. Eighteen-year-old Ziva prefers metal to people. She spends her days tucked away in her forge, safe from society and the anxiety it causes her, using her magical gift to craft unique weapons imbued with power. Then Ziva receives a commission from a powerful warlord, and the result is a sword capable of stealing its victims' secrets. A sword that can cut far deeper than the length of its blade. A sword with the strength to topple kingdoms. When Ziva learns of the warlord’s intentions to use the weapon to enslave all the world under her rule, she takes her sister and flees. Joined by a distractingly handsome mercenary and a young scholar with extensive knowledge of the world’s known magics, Ziva and her sister set out on a quest to keep the sword safe until they can find a worthy wielder or a way to destroy it entirely.

Reflections

Reflections [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 147355571X
Author: Marcia Willett
Publisher: Random House
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'Riveting, moving and utterly feel-good' Daily Mail Cara, Cosmo and Sam learn that for everything lost, there is something to be gained . . . After her husband dies, Cara no longer wishes to live in their London home. On impulse, she sells it and goes to stay with her brother in Salcombe, Devon, while she plans her next move. There, she begins to look back at her life and reflect on the choices that have led her to this moment. Cosmo has also escaped – temporarily – from his life in the city, finding the south-west a relaxing and appealing fit, especially when he meets local girl, Amy. But is he being entirely truthful about what he’s left behind? Just out of uni, Sam has passed the Admiralty Interview Board and is set to follow in his naval father’s footsteps. His future is secure – but he feels cast adrift. With doubts and loosening family connections worrying him, an impartial new friend could be just the thing he needs. Forging a bond across the generations, can he and Cara help each other find the way to a new, happy chapter? Praise for Marcia Willett: 'A beautifully woven tale of families and their secrets...' Liz Fenwick, bestselling author of The Cornish House 'Sweeping powers of description transport her readers to another time and place' Rosanna Ley

Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500–1800

Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500–1800 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317058321
Author: Alisha Rankin
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Secrets played a central role in transformations in medical and scientific knowledge in early modern Europe. As a new fascination with novelty began to take hold from the late fifteenth century, Europeans thirsted for previously unknown details about the natural world: new plants, animals, and other objects from nature, new recipes for medical and alchemical procedures, new knowledge about the human body, and new facts about the way nature worked. These 'secrets' became popular items of commerce and trade, as the quest for new and exclusive bits of information met the vibrant early modern marketplace. Whether disclosed widely in print or kept more circumspect in manuscripts, secrets helped drive an expanding interest in acquiring knowledge throughout early modern Europe. Bringing together international scholars, this volume provides a pan-European and interdisciplinary overview on the topic. Each essay offers significant new interpretations of the role played by secrets in their area of specialization. Chapters address key themes in early modern history and the history of medicine, science and technology including: the possession, circulation and exchange of secret knowledge across Europe; alchemical secrets and laboratory processes; patronage and the upper-class market for secrets; medical secrets and the emerging market for proprietary medicines; secrets and cosmetics; secrets and the body and finally gender and secrets.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1781100225
Author: J.K. Rowling
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'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.' Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true. Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers.

Secrets of Eden's Dam

Secrets of Eden's Dam [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1662433603
Author: K.L. Dempsey
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The Secrets of Eden's Dam by K. L. Dempsey might be his finest and most personal novel to date. It's everything you'd expect from the author of The Unholy Vengeance and The Vanishing Pharmacist-richly developed characters that allow the reader to be entertained by a mixture of suspense, action, and education of medical issues. The novel begins with Doctor Graham Harding returning to his hometown of Eden's Dam. Once a thriving location where the governor of the state would make special trips to purchase the town's twelve different German sausages along with its outstanding pastries, it was now just another of the many ghost towns that made up North Dakota with their local mysteries and oddities. Today Graham looked across the flowing Sheyenne River at the house that still stood, where his best friend's sister Victoria Hanson had been murdered. He had walked inside that house now for the last twenty years, visualizing her last moments as she had fought for her life against a man who had left but a single clue, a man's expensive cologne with its fragrance on her body and clothes. Harding had made a joint promise with his best friend that they would find the killer and bring him to justice. Now his friend, now dead, leaves the promise still unfilled in the hands of Graham. With the redemptive power that comes from determination, Graham intends to keep his promise. Eden's Dam is a story about promises made and promises kept with a blend of love and tenderness mixed in.

Where Music Helps: Community Music Therapy in Action and Reflection

Where Music Helps: Community Music Therapy in Action and Reflection [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351537040
Author: Brynjulf Stige
Publisher: Routledge
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This book explores how people may use music in ways that are helpful for them, especially in relation to a sense of wellbeing, belonging and participation. The central premise for the study is that help is not a decontextualized effect that music produces. The book contributes to the current discourse on music, culture and society and it is developed in dialogue with related areas of study, such as music sociology, ethnomusicology, community psychology and health promotion. Where Music Helps describes the emerging movement that has been labelled Community Music Therapy, and it presents ethnographically informed case studies of eight music projects (localized in England, Israel, Norway, and South Africa). The various chapters of the book portray "music's help" in action within a broad range of contexts; with individuals, groups and communities - all of whom have been challenged by illness or disability, social and cultural disadvantage or injustice. Music and musicing has helped these people find their voice (literally and metaphorically); to be welcomed and to welcome, to be accepted and to accept, to be together in different and better ways, to project alternative messages about themselves or their community and to connect with others beyond their immediate environment. The overriding theme that is explored is how music comes to afford things in concert with its environments, which may suggest a way of accounting for the role of music in music therapy without reducing music to a secondary role in relation to the "therapeutic," that is, being "just" a symbol of psychological states, a stimulus, or a text reflecting socio-cultural content.

The Secret Tradition In Freemasonry, Volume 1 (Annotated Edition)

The Secret Tradition In Freemasonry, Volume 1 (Annotated Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3849605019
Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
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This is volume one of one of the most interesting and profound historical works about Freemasonry. It is a very rare book and published as ebook exclusively. As a bonus this edition includes a very detailed essay about Freemasonry and its origins, written by Hermann Gruber. Contents: Prolegomena Preface Introduction Book I – Fundamental Relations Of The Craft And The High Grades I - The Horizon Of The Craft Grades And The Tradition Therein Ii - The Mystery Of Building In Israel Iii - The Experiment Of The High Grades And The Claims Implied Therein Iv - The Chief Rites And Their Systems Book Ii - Development Of The High Grade In Respect Of The Ancient Alliance I - Of Grades Antecedent To The Symbolic Time Of The Third Degree Ii - Of Grades Subsequent To The Symbolic Time Of The Craft Degrees Iii - The Second House Of Doctrine And The Grades Belonging Thereto Book Iii – Of The New Alliance In Freemasonry I - Of Christian Symbolism In Connection With Temple Building Ii - The Grades Of St. Andrew Iii - The Grade Of Rose-Croix And Its Variations Book Iv – The Masonic Orders Of Chivalry I - The Putative Rite Of Ramsay Ii - The Theory Of The Strict Observance Iii - Grades Of Chivalry Incorporated By The Chapter Of Clermont Iv - The Council Of Emperors Of The East And West, And Of The Grades Of Chivalry In This System V - The Masonic Order Of The Temple Vi - The Charter Of Larmenius Vii - The Knights Beneficent Of The Holy City Of Jerusalem Viii - Additional Grades Of Chivalry In The Ancient And Accepted Scottish Rite Ix - Lesser And Independent Grades X - The Royal Order Of Scotland Xi - Conclusion On Masonic Chivalry

Secrets of the Toad

Secrets of the Toad [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1642378887
Author: Trisha
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
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Secrets of The Toad is a series written for the early middle grades. These contemporary tales narrated in magical realism show young readers just how valuable acceptance is in our day to day lives. In Book 1, Reflection, Emma, looks into the mirror and she does not like what she sees. She longs to be like her cute brother, Jake, and she struggles to fit in with her peers. Emma often visits a nearby woods where she can just be herself and find enjoyment. But one day all of that changes. While relaxing and gathering leaves amongst the trees after a rough day at school, an ugly, monstrous voice bellows out. Emma runs for her life from this place where she once found peace. The most horrible day at school soon follows. It is just so bad that Emma doesn’t care what scary thing is in those woods. She finds the courage to return, and there she makes a most amazing discovery. Just as you can’t judge a book by its cover, neither can you judge a person (or a toad for that matter) by its voice. Emma soon finds herself on a magical and mystical journey of self-acceptance - with a wise old toad as her guide.

Secret Diplomacy

Secret Diplomacy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317330927
Author: Corneliu Bjola,Stuart Murray
Publisher: Routledge
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This volume investigates secret diplomacy with the aim of understanding its role in shaping foreign policy. Recent events, including covert intelligence gathering operations, accusations of spying, and the leaking of sensitive government documents, have demonstrated that secrecy endures as a crucial, yet overlooked, aspect of international diplomacy. The book brings together different research programmes and views on secret diplomacy and integrates them into a coherent analytical framework, thereby filling an important gap in the literature. The aim is to stimulate, generate and direct the further development of theoretical understandings of secret diplomacy by highlighting ‘gaps’ in existing bodies of knowledge. To this end, the volume is structured around three distinct themes: concepts, contexts and cases. The first section elaborates on the different meanings and manifestations of the concept; the second part examines basic contexts that underpin the practice of secret diplomacy; while the third section presents a series of empirical cases of particular relevance for contemporary diplomatic practice. While the fundamental conditions diplomacy seeks to overcome – alienation, estrangement and separation – are imbued with distrust and secrecy, this volume highlights that, if anything, secret diplomacy is a vital, if misunderstood and unfairly criticised, aspect of diplomacy. This book will be of much interest to students of diplomacy, intelligence studies, foreign policy and IR in general.

Reflections of a Man

Reflections of a Man [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0986164720
Author: Mr. Amari Soul
Publisher: Black Castle Media Group
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The Secrets of Exceptional Counselors

The Secrets of Exceptional Counselors [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119457378
Author: Jeffrey A. Kottler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Every profession has trade secrets that are passed on from one generation to the next and counseling is no exception. These cherished lessons based on wide-ranging experiences and passion for the craft are shared by masters with students and colleagues and include fresh ideas, noteworthy interventions, and even little tricks learned over time that increase both professional effectiveness and personal satisfaction. These unique practices are captured in this entertaining book that collects the wisdom of some of the most accomplished practitioners in the field, those who have been most influential in developing theoretical approaches, clinical innovations, and standards of practice. These master clinicians disclose ingenious methods and practical tips to better serve clients. Discussing techniques that have been mostly kept private until now, they talk about their creative breakthroughs, spiritual transcendences, monumental successes, and their own developmental adjustments over time. They also reveal some of their most unusual cases, disappointing failures, and disturbing deceptions, and share stories about the clients who have changed them. New practitioners and veterans alike will find innovative ways to remain fresh and engaged with clients. Because of its focus on practical knowledge and useful strategies, this book can be used as a supplemental text in a variety of introductory and advanced courses, or as an inspirational guide for experienced counselors. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Science and the Secrets of Nature

Science and the Secrets of Nature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0691214611
Author: William Eamon
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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By explaining how to sire multicolored horses, produce nuts without shells, and create an egg the size of a human head, Giambattista Della Porta's Natural Magic (1559) conveys a fascination with tricks and illusions that makes it a work difficult for historians of science to take seriously. Yet, according to William Eamon, it is in the "how-to" books written by medieval alchemists, magicians, and artisans that modern science has its roots. These compilations of recipes on everything from parlor tricks through medical remedies to wool-dyeing fascinated medieval intellectuals because they promised access to esoteric "secrets of nature." In closely examining this rich but little-known source of literature, Eamon reveals that printing technology and popular culture had as great, if not stronger, an impact on early modern science as did the traditional academic disciplines.

THE SECRETS OF BANKING & THE NEW BANKING DYNASTY

THE SECRETS OF BANKING & THE NEW BANKING DYNASTY [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: King El Rey
Publisher: INDIGENOUS WATERBANK CO-OPERATIVE
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This Scroll Covers The In-depth History Of Banking, Secrets Of Banking And Money Reform Ideologies. The Truth About The Federal Reserve, Jekyll Island, Sea Island And The Banking Dynasties. JP Morgan, The Rockefellers And The Rothchilds Are The Primary Topics Of The Scroll. The Overall Objective Of The Scroll Is To Enlighten, Inform And Bring Awareness About The Trust History Of Banking, Its True Origins And The Future Of Banking.The Olmec City Of Gold El Dorado Is Covered In This Scroll As Well- King El Rey

A Search In Secret India

A Search In Secret India [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 147352783X
Author: Paul Brunton
Publisher: Random House
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'He found many marvelous things...But now and then a man of real spirituality set his feet on the way that finally led him to what he had looked and hoped for.' New York Times Book Review The late Paul Brunton was one of the twentieth century's greatest explorers of and writers on the spiritual traditions of the East. A Search in Secret India is the story of Paul Brunton's journey around India, living among yogis, mystics and gurus, some of whom he found convincing, others not. He finally finds the peace and tranquility which come with self-knowledge when he meets and studies with the great sage Sri Ramana Maharishi.

Secrets of The Lost Symbol

Secrets of The Lost Symbol [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061986259
Author: Daniel Burstein,Arne de Keijzer
Publisher: Harper Collins
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“If anyone can divine the contents of The Lost Symbol, it’s Dan Burstein.” —New York magazine With Secrets of the Lost Symbol, co-authors Dan Burstein and Arne de Keijzer delve into the real history, science, and hidden meanings behind Dan Brown’s latest blockbuster novel, The Lost Symbol. As they have done previously with their extraordinary New York Times bestsellers Secrets of the Code and Secrets of Angels & Demons, Burstein and de Keijzer explore the themes, conspiracies, mythologies, codes, encrypted signs, and alternate histories—from the birth of Knights Templar to the present day—popularized by the acclaimed creator of The Da Vinci Code, giving them fresh and fascinating relevance while separating truth from fantasy.

Secret Societies

Secret Societies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1620554534
Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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An overview of how esoteric brotherhoods have shaped history • Examines the secret chronology and clandestine causes of seminal world events • Shows how secret societies feed into one another, and how they have worked together For thousands of years secret societies--guardians of ancient esoteric wisdom--have exercised a strong and often crucial influence on the destiny of nations. Though largely ignored by orthodox historians, the Freemasons, Knights Templar, and Rosicrucians affected the course of the French and American Revolutions as well as the overthrow of the medieval feudal order. Inevitably, the true ideals and esoteric practices of these societies have, at times, been perverted by self-serving individuals. The Nazis and the Bolsheviks, British security forces, the founding fathers of America, and the Vatican have all justified their actions--for good or for ill--by claiming the mystic ideals of secret societies. Michael Howard explores these connections, tracing their effects in politics and statecraft from the time of ancient Egypt up to the present. He sheds light on the influence of secret societies on governments and in the lives of many well-known figures, including Frederick the Great, John Dee, Francis Bacon, Benjamin Franklin, Comte de Cagliostro, Helena Blavatsky, Rasputin, and Woodrow Wilson. He contends that the recent formation of the European Union was directed by an umbrella group of secret societies and reveals that though secret societies have been persecuted throughout history, they have survived and continue to operate powerfully in world affairs today.