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  1. Women's Qigong for Health and Longevity

    Women's Qigong for Health and Longevity

    A Practical Guide for Women Forty and Older

    • by
    • Deborah Davis
    Here is a detailed, easy-to-use guidebook for women forty and older on how to use gentle but powerful traditional Chinese exercises, breathing techniques, massage, meditation, and vocalizations to promote health, fitness, relaxation, and mental clarity; improve stamina; and even treat specific health concerns. Acupuncturist and longtime qigong practitioner Deborah Davis explains the traditional Chinese approach to health and the various components of qigong practice; gives general health routines for… Read More

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  2. The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship

    The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship

    A Manual of Eishin-Ryu laido

    • by
    • Nicklaus Suino
    The original purpose of iaido was to slay an opponent with one stroke of the sword upon unsheathing; today it is practiced as a martial art, one that improves concentration, develops strength and coordination, and cultivates awareness of an ancient culture and its traditions. This manual of Eishin-Ryu (or "Pure Faith") iaido teaches the most widely practiced sword style, and is illustrated with step-by-step drawings to help… Read More

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  3. Training the Samurai Mind

    Training the Samurai Mind

    A Bushido Sourcebook

    Through the ages, the samurai have been associated with honor, fearlessness, calm, decisive action, strategic thinking, and martial prowess. Their ethos is known as bushido, the Way of the Warrior-Knight. Here, premier translator Thomas Cleary presents a rich collection of writings on bushido by warriors, scholars, political advisors, and educators from the fifteenth century through the nineteenth century that provide a comprehensive, historically rich view of samurai life and philosophy.… Read More

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  4. The Wisdom of Maimonides

    The Wisdom of Maimonides

    The Life and Writings of the Jewish Sage

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    • Edward Hoffman
    Here is an accessible introduction to the life and wisdom of the famous twelfth-century philosopher-physician Moses Maimonides, whose prolific writings on medical and religious issues, commentaries on Jewish texts, and writings on Jewish ethics and law profoundly influenced Judaism. The Wisdom of Maimonides includes a biography; a section of selected teachings drawn from Maimonides' major works The Guide for the Perplexed and the Mishneh Torah, as well as his other… Read More

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  5. I Love Dirt!

    I Love Dirt!

    52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature

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    • Jennifer Ward
    I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder.To learn more about the author, Jennifer Ward, visit her website at jenniferwardbooks.com and to learn more about the illustrator,… Read More

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  6. Embracing Mind

    Embracing Mind

    The Common Ground of Science and Spirituality

    • by
    • B. Alan Wallace,
    • Brian Hodel
    What is Mind? For this ancient question we are still seeking answers. B. Alan Wallace and Brian Hodel propose a science of the mind based on the contemplative wisdom of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christianity, and Islam.The authors begin by exploring the history of science, showing how science tends to ignore the mind, even while it is understood to be the very instrument through which we comprehend… Read More

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  7. Strategy in Japanese Swordsmanship

    Strategy in Japanese Swordsmanship

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    • Nicklaus Suino
    After years of practicing persistently and developing technical prowess, advanced students in the Japanese sword arts need to cultivate a strategic mind if they are to advance to the rarefied level of master swordsperson. Rather than passively absorbing the sword techniques, an ambitious student needs to focus more directly on the two ultimate goals of the art—to cut the opponent while avoiding being cut and to move toward perfection of… Read More

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  8. Classical Budo

    Classical Budo

    The Martial Arts and Ways of Japan

    • by
    • Donn F. Draeger
    Donn Draeger was one of the most famous and well-respected martial artists of the twentieth century, and he was a pioneer in bringing Asian martial arts study to the West. Here, he illuminates the compelling historical, political, and philosophical events that gave rise to the development of the budo arts. The classical budo, or "martial ways" are not combat systems like their forerunner, bujutsu, or "martial arts"; nor are they… Read More

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  10. Animals Matter

    Animals Matter

    A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect

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    • Marc Bekoff
    Nonhuman animals have many of the same feelings we do. They get hurt, they suffer, they are happy, and they take care of each other. Marc Bekoff, a renowned biologist specializing in animal minds and emotions, guides readers from high school age up—including older adults who want a basic introduction to the topic—in looking at scientific research, philosophical ideas, and humane values that argue for the ethical and compassionate treatment… Read More

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