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Living Pictures

By Deac Rossell
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Isbn : 143841806X
  • Pages : 120
  • Category : Social Science
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A history of the near-simultaneous emergence of moving pictures in several countries in the mid-1890s and a thorough reevaluation of the development of the technology.CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book 1999

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By Robert Drake
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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  • Pages : 397
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Almost every short ditty confined within this book has arrived to me through my dreaming stages. All of the people are simply figments of my dreaming imagination. They are indeed fiction yet while dreaming through them they took on an almost non-fiction realm. Cold sweats and at times racing heart beats were my companions throughout my awakening. Some left me with a sense of actually knowing who they were. On all occasions I dreamt of them only once then they returned to wherever it was they emanated from. What controlled my dreaming I may never understand? Only a few times did the dream stop one morning only to continue the following night while I slept. It was a kind of a too be continued later type scenario. While I began to dream at the exact same spot I left the previous night I became a little confused. It was if their story simply was not over until they thought it was. I understand that probably sounds a little psychotic but that's how it came down. I virtually had no control over it so I reasoned out nothing and simply dreamt. Many stories have a haunting underlying sequence of death. I know not why except for that all the people seemed to be coming back from somewhere. A sense came to me of a graveyard of which is now their permanent residence. None of them argued on my death assumption as they never really talked to me anyway. They showed me what they had to say. As with all dreams I was merely observing. Few life forms within my dreams were angry but many seemed frustrated! They would consult among themselves and at times look at me. It's very difficult to say they were looking at me for I was in the dream as my own sight. It's not hard to imagine seeing through a dream because we've all done it. Seeing is what we do in dreams and on rare occasions some people say that they have actually seen themselves. I have never seen myself in any dream yet I exist within the dream as merely sight. Kind of like: life without a mirror to reflect myself upon. Anyway, other short pages are simply word interpretations and fragments of assumptions. I simply picked then dissected words for my own personal amusement. However, at times other people within my dreams would offer their opinions relative to what I was writing. Some of these folks in my dreams didn't stick around that long, only a few seconds. A hit and run deal best describes them. These people would blatantly talk out loud for no apparent reason yet what they said made me discover some writing perspectives I never understood before. Most times what was said conveyed nicely onto the page I was writing. Again I did not argue with the flow of what we accomplished. I have to mention them for without their help I wouldn't have had much to write about. A few of the pages are dedicated to soldiers. Unfortunately the world still needs required army's. Actually the world would do rather nicely without them for it is we who not the world in need of battle. Three mentioned stories are about soldiers and unfortunately they are not stories on a female soldier. The soldiers are men within the book. One came from a very seemingly long dream and two came from partial dreaming. I'll let you decide which is which. Soldiers and death are long acquaintances that only time can control. Actually timing and a soldiers' death are one in the same. For whatever reason the death undertones arrived on my pages it became written equally as easy. I shall never understand death as I feel we never really die anyway. We're just simply removed. Many other pages reflect upon our human condition. We all go through the same feelings or emotions so I figured I would collect some basic categories and dissect the word. I feel it broke up the pages as to inflict conclusions yet keep my personal feelings at bay. This is by no means a self help book! We as a species have possibly uncountable help books at our disposal. Fine by me but little knowledge can be obtained if

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The lively interest today in the historical figure of Jesus is rarely matched by theological advances in understanding his person and significance for our own time and worldview. Gordon Kaufman takes up this challenge in this bold, speculative work. Despite the fabled difficulties of traditional Christological terms, few theologians since Tillich and Teilhard have sought to re-envision the symbol of Jesus within the contemporary scientific worldview. Building on his notion of God as simply creativity, Kaufman here locates the meaning of Jesus' salvific story within an evolving universe and a threatened planet. Outside the dualistic categories of the biblical worldview, he finds, the enormously creative and influential figure of the historic Jesus can have a vital role in the emergence and development of the cosmos and human history. Within that role, he argues, Jesus, his relation to God, and his centrality to Christian faith become clearer and our own lives and actions take on a new meaning.

Protestants and Pictures

By David Morgan
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0195351487
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 565
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In this lavishly illustrated book, David Morgan surveys the visual culture that shaped American Protestantism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries--a vast record of images in illustrated bibles, Christian almanacs, children's literature, popular religious books, charts, broadsides, Sunday school cards, illuminated devotional items, tracts, chromos, and engravings. His purpose is to explain the rise of these images, their appearance and subject matter, how they were understood by believers, the uses to which they were put, and what their relation was to technological innovations, commerce, and the cultural politics of Protestantism. His overarching argument is that the role of images in American Protestantism greatly expanded and developed during this period.

Sing Along With Me

By Leonard S. Buxton
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 1525590235
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 542
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Step into the strange vagaries of a clergyman’s life, one dotted with hills and valleys, successes and betrayals, and a generous dose of serendipity. Walk along with Reverend Leonard S. Buxton, a clergyman who rejected the strict dictates of his preacher father, as he finds his own path to honesty and undeserved grace. Surrounded by conversative values, Buxton nonetheless embraces liberalism and progressive ideology, both within the church and in the U.S.'s civil rights struggles of the 1960s. The book follows the talented minister through more than a dozen parishes, as both a pastor and a counselor. Sprinkled with humor and filled with stories of camping, theatre, family trips, and world-wide tourism, Sing Along With Me is a testimony of faith and song. It’s an unbelievable drama and a hope-filled measure of encouragement and comfort.


By Rudolf Steiner
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  • Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Isbn : 1855845024
  • Pages : 174
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 524
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Rudolf Steiner differentiated clearly between the spiritual concept of Imagination and our everyday understanding of the word. As living, pictorial thinking, Imagination is a primary aspect of the contemporary path of inner schooling – the first of three levels of initiate knowledge and cognition. Imagination leads us into a world of flowing, living pictures: a realm of soul and spirit in which everything is in continual movement. This anthology offers a survey of the diverse aspects of Imagination and imaginative cognition. As the thematically re-ordered texts reveal, Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual philosophy – anthroposophy – is itself often pictorial and imaginative in nature. Many of its fundamental concepts, such as the evolution of the world and the human being, were formulated by Steiner in vivid, living pictures. However, whilst imaginative perception leads us to the threshold of the spiritual world, we can also fall prey there to illusions, visions and hallucinations. This volume, expertly assembled by Edward de Boer, draws on the entirety of Rudolf Steiner’s collected works – from his earliest writings to passages from his many lectures. It is conceived as a stimulus to readers to practise, deepen and extend their own imaginative consciousness. Steiner’s commentary on ‘exemplary Imaginations’, in particular, encourages further study, contemplation and schooling of our own pictorial thinking. Chapters include ‘Imagination as Supersensible Cognition’; ‘The Rosicrucian Path of Schooling’; ‘Exercises to Develop Imagination’; ‘Understanding Imagination Through Inspiration and Intuition’; ‘Illusions, Hallucinations and Visions’; ‘Imaginative Perception as the Threshold to the Etheric World’; ‘Goethe’s Worldview’ and ‘Exemplary Imaginations’ (including commentary on ‘The Fairy-tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily’, The Mystery Plays; The Great Initiates; the ‘Apocalyptic Seals’; The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz and the ‘Michael Imagination’).

Seeing the American Woman, 1880Ð1920

By Katherine H. Adams,,Michael L. Keene,Jennifer C. Koella
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786489030
  • Pages : 243
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 555
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From 1880 to 1920, the first truly national visual culture developed in the United States as a result of the completion of the Pacific Railroad. Women, especially young and beautiful ones, found new lives shaped by their participation in that visual culture. This rapidly evolving age left behind the “cult of domesticity” that reigned in the nineteenth century to give rise to new “types” of women based on a single feature—a type of hair, skin, dress, or prop—including the Gibson Girl, the sob sister, the stunt girl, the hoochy-coochy dancer, and the bearded lady. Exploring both high and low culture, from the circus and film to newspapers and magazines, this work examines depictions of women at the dawn of “mass media,” depictions that would remain influential throughout the twentieth century.

My Book of Indoor Games

By Clarence Squareman
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : 1465545166
  • Pages :
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  • Reads : 788
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