Alchemy of the Extraordinary

A Journey Into the Heart of the Meridian Matrix

Alchemy of the Extraordinary

This book explores the evolutionary and spiritual core of the acupuncture meridian systems known as the 8 Extraordinary Vessels. These channels are the alchemical cauldron where Heaven and Earth, soul and spirit, Ling and Shen, Hun and Po, fire and water, form and consciousness, and astrology and morphology take place. They are the blueprint of our lives and our spiritual curriculum. The eight extraordinary vessels are about understanding the self beyond the layers of social conditioning and programming. This book takes us through a shamanic process in the language of Chinese Medicine and Daoism.

Creative Alchemy: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of the Muse to Transform Your Art & Your Life

Creative Alchemy: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of the Muse to Transform Your Art & Your Life

Are you on the verge of a creative breakthrough? Do you want to go deeper, bolder and louder? Is it time for you to come out of the closet and into the world with your gifts? Then you've come to the right place! Alchemy is about transforming one substance into a totally new and different substance. Creativity has the catalytic power to affect major change in our lives. In this book we'll embrace the alchemy of creativity by going straight to the source: our Muse. Caring, feeding and honoring one's Muse is the best way to align with the fountain of energy and ideas that wants to move through us out into the world. It also removes much of the strain and struggle from the creative process. To create in a bigger way also means finding and strengthening your authentic voice so that you can hold and express your unique gifts and way of seeing. Beyond that are the many wondrous techniques and tools that go into building a life filled with creative passion, joy and service. This book is divided into six sections and contains 30 lessons with a daily question, daily activity and daily inspiration/resource.

The Alchemy of Finance

The Alchemy of Finance

New chapter by Soros on the secrets to his success along with a new Preface and Introduction. New Foreword by renowned economist Paul Volcker "An extraordinary . . . inside look into the decision-making process of the most successful money manager of our time. Fantastic." —The Wall Street Journal George Soros is unquestionably one of the most powerful and profitable investors in the world today. Dubbed by BusinessWeek as "the Man who Moves Markets," Soros made a fortune competing with the British pound and remains active today in the global financial community. Now, in this special edition of the classic investment book, The Alchemy of Finance, Soros presents a theoretical and practical account of current financial trends and a new paradigm by which to understand the financial market today. This edition's expanded and revised Introduction details Soros's innovative investment practices along with his views of the world and world order. He also describes a new paradigm for the "theory of reflexivity" which underlies his unique investment strategies. Filled with expert advice and valuable business lessons, The Alchemy of Finance reveals the timeless principles of an investing legend. This special edition will feature a new chapter by Soros on the secrets of his success and a new Foreword by the Honorable Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve. George Soros (New York, NY) is President of Soros Fund Management and Chief Investment Advisor to Quantum Fund N.V., a $12 billion international investment fund. Besides his numerous ventures in finance, Soros is also extremely active in the worlds of education, culture, and economic aid and development through his Open Society Fund and the Soros Foundation.

An Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

Acupuncture, Alchemy, and Herbal Medicine

An Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

This is the first English translation of and commentary on Li Shi-Zhen's Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels. In addition to the original Chinese text and translation, the authors provide an overview of its themes -- theory, acupuncture, herbal medicine, internal cultivation, and pulse diagnosis -- extensive commentaries on the text, and a discussion of the book's influence on subsequent pre-modern and modern practitioners.

The Alchemy of Air

A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler

The Alchemy of Air

A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the Haber-Bosch discovery that changed billions of lives--including your own. At the dawn of the twentieth century, humanity was facing global disaster: Mass starvation was about to become a reality. A call went out to the world’ s scientists to find a solution. This is the story of the two men who found it: brilliant, self-important Fritz Haber and reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch. Together they discovered a way to make bread out of air, built city-sized factories, and saved millions of lives. But their epochal triumph came at a price we are still paying. The Haber-Bosch process was also used to make the gunpowder and explosives that killed millions during the two world wars. Both men were vilified during their lives; both, disillusioned and disgraced, died tragically. The Alchemy of Air is the extraordinary, previously untold story of a discovery that changed the way we grow food and the way we make war–and that promises to continue shaping our lives in fundamental and dramatic ways.

Quartet for the End of Time

Quartet for the End of Time

A mesmerising tale of love, justice and the connections that transcend the passage of time, from the Giller prize-winning author Johanna Skibsrud. The year is 1932, and America is roiling with unrest. Angry World War One veterans, embittered by the ruinous poverty inflicted by the Great Depression, join forces and, calling themselves the Bonus Army, march on Washington to demand payment of the wartime bonus promised them for their service during the war. Arthur and Douglas Sinclair, an impoverished veteran and his son, make the arduous journey from Kansas to join the march. Alden and Sutton Kelly, the rebellious children of a powerful Washington judge, become involved with the veterans’ struggle, causing an irreparable rift in the Kelly family. When the Bonus march explodes in a violent clash between government and veteran forces, Arthur is falsely accused of conspiracy and disappears. The lives of Douglas, Alden, and Sutton are forever changed – linked inextricably by the absence of Arthur Sinclair. As these three lives unfold, we are taken to unexpected places – from the underground world of a Soviet spy to Hemingway’s Florida and the hard labour camps of Roosevelt’s New Deal Projects in the Keys; from occultist circles in London to occupied Paris and the eventual fall of Berlin; and finally, to the German prison camp where French composer Olivier Messiaen originally wrote and performed his famous Quartet for the End of Time. Taking us on an unforgettable journey through individual experience and memory against the backdrop of seismic historical events, Quartet for the End of Time is both a profound meditation on human nature and an astonishing literary accomplishment from one of the most original voices to have emerged in recent years.

The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy

The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy

“Mervyn King may well have written the most important book to come out of the financial crisis. Agree or disagree, King’s visionary ideas deserve the attention of everyone from economics students to heads of state.” —Lawrence H. Summers Something is wrong with our banking system. We all sense that, but Mervyn King knows it firsthand; his ten years at the helm of the Bank of England, including at the height of the financial crisis, revealed profound truths about the mechanisms of our capitalist society. In The End of Alchemy he offers us an essential work about the history and future of money and banking, the keys to modern finance. The Industrial Revolution built the foundation of our modern capitalist age. Yet the flowering of technological innovations during that dynamic period relied on the widespread adoption of two much older ideas: the creation of paper money and the invention of banks that issued credit. We take these systems for granted today, yet at their core both ideas were revolutionary and almost magical. Common paper became as precious as gold, and risky long-term loans were transformed into safe short-term bank deposits. As King argues, this is financial alchemy—the creation of extraordinary financial powers that defy reality and common sense. Faith in these powers has led to huge benefits; the liquidity they create has fueled economic growth for two centuries now. However, they have also produced an unending string of economic disasters, from hyperinflations to banking collapses to the recent global recession and current stagnation. How do we reconcile the potent strengths of these ideas with their inherent weaknesses? King draws on his unique experience to present fresh interpretations of these economic forces and to point the way forward for the global economy. His bold solutions cut through current overstuffed and needlessly complex legislation to provide a clear path to durable prosperity and the end of overreliance on the alchemy of our financial ancestors.

The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry

The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry

For thousands of years before men had any accurate and exact knowledge of the changes of material things, they had thought about these changes, regarded them as revelations of spiritual truths, built on them theories of things in heaven and earth (and a good many things in neither), and used them in manufactures, arts, and handicrafts, especially in one very curious manufacture wherein not the thousandth fragment of a grain of the finished article was ever produced. The accurate and systematic study of the changes which material things undergo is called chemistry; we may, perhaps, describe alchemy as the superficial, and what may be called subjective, examination of these changes, and the speculative systems, and imaginary arts and manufactures, founded on that examination. We are assured by many old writers that Adam was the first alchemist, and we are told by one of the initiated that Adam was created on the sixth day, being the 15th of March, of the first year of the world; certainly alchemy had a long life, for chemistry did not begin until about the middle of the 18th century.

Alchemy of Abundance

Aligning with the Energy of Desire to Manifest Your Highest Vision, Power, and Purpose

Alchemy of Abundance

Jarow offers a practical guide--complete with a series of exercises and guided visualizations--to help cultivate one's relationship with the universe by exploring 12 key areas on the pathway to fulfillment.

Charles Mackay’s Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

A modern-day interpretation of a finance classic

Charles Mackay’s Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Tim Phillips’ thoroughly up-to-date interpretation of Charles Mackay’s Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, a classic of popular psychology, illustrates the principles of Mackay’s analysis of financial bubbles with modern examples to enable 21st century readers to understand crowd psychology and invest wisely.