The Root of the World

Author: Roger Bacon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542800631


Page: 32

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The operation of the alchemical elements in forty-seven revealing steps. The bodies of all natural things being as well perfect as imperfect from the original of time, and compounded of a quaternity of elements or natures, viz., fire, air, earth, water, are conjoined by God Almighty in a perfect unity. In these four elements is hid the secret of the philosophers. The earth and water give corporeity and visibility; the fire and air, the spirit and invisible power, which cannot be seen or touched but in the other two. When these four elements are conjoined, and made to exist in one, they become another thing; whence it is evident, that all things in nature are composed of the said elements, being altered and changed.

Religious Ideology and the Roots of the Global Jihad

Salafi Jihadism and International Order

Author: J. Turner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137409576

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

View: 7911

The events of 9/11 prompted questions as to the origins, nature and purpose of international jihadist organisations. In particular, why had they chosen to target the US and the West in general? Turner's book provides a unique, holistic insight into these debates, taking into account historical perceptions and ideology as key factors.

The Roots of Calypso

A Short Passage Into the World of Calypso

Author: George D. Maharaj

Publisher: George D. Maharaj

ISBN: 9780973490404

Category: Calypso (Music)

Page: N.A

View: 3179


At the Root of Things

The Subatomic World

Author: Palash Baran Pal

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466591307

Category: Science

Page: 215

View: 3143

At the Root of Things: The Subatomic World is a journey into the world of elementary particles—the basic constituents of all matter in the universe—and the nature of the interactions among them. The book begins with a summary of pre-quantum physics and later tackles quantum physics, which is essential for the study of elementary particles. The book discusses the emergence of quantum theory from studies in heat radiation and the photoelectric effect as well as developments that led to the concept of duality between particles and waves. Also discussed is how quantum theory helped to better understand the structure of atoms and the discovery of particles that were not constituents of atoms, such as the positron and the muon. Dozens of particles that were discovered experimentally in the 1950s and the 1960s are described along with fundamental particles—quarks and leptons. The book concludes with a discussion on fundamental interactions, the basic nature of quantum theories surrounding these interactions, and a discussion of how these interactions might be unified. At the Root of Things: The Subatomic World is written in non-technical language making it accessible to a broad audience. It helps outsiders understand the subject in a non-mathematical manner and inspires them to learn more about this interesting field.


The Roots of New World Horsemanship

Author: Deb Bennett

Publisher: Amigo Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780965853309

Category: Nature

Page: 422

View: 6436


The Root of Wild Madder

Chasing the History, Mystery, and Lore of the Persian Carpet

Author: Brian Murphy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743274571

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9471

Wisdom of a Turkmen proverb. The Root of Wild Madder opens with an invitation that flows from the same ancient inspiration. "A carpet is poetry itself," an Iranian carpet merchant declares to author Brian Murphy. "You just have to learn to read them." So begins a journey. It follows Persian carpets from the remote villages of Afghanistan and Iran where they are woven -- often by young girls -- and on to the bazaars where they are traded, to the Sufis and mystic poets who find grace and magic in their timeless designs, and, finally and unexpectedly, to a carpet showroom in New York. Told in exquisite prose befitting one of the world's loveliest art forms, The Root of Wild Madder eloquently chronicles how carpets embody humanity's endless striving for unattainable perfection. Here are stories of the weavers and their dreams, the "mules" who move the carpets from place to place, the tradesmen who sell them in the bazaars, and the refugee compelled to trade a carpet he believes contains the soul of his grandmother -- because his family must eat. The madder plant has fed the carpets' red brilliance since the earliest weavings. But the power of its palette, like the dyers' traditions, threatens to pass from memory. It would be a profound loss. It's part of a world as rich as any sublime carpet: steeped in spirituality, culture, allegory, and, above all, mystery. Nearly all the carpet masterworks are anonymous art for the ages, and Murphy seeks out their glorious hidden narratives. As he observes, "Every carpet carries its own distinctive voice. Suddenly I wanted to hear them."

Apostle Paul's Case: The Root of the Lie We Have Been Told for 2000 Years

Author: F.P. Josh

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1631351923

Category: Religion

Page: 78

View: 8670

Could it be that the turbulent times we live in today stem from false teachings by Paul the Apostle in the first century? Inside, author F.P. Josh takes a fascinating look at the time of Jesus and the conflicts between the teachings of Paul and Apostle Peter. Using scripture, Josh makes the case that Paul changed some of the laws handed down by God in the Old Testament, and twisted some of the teachings of Jesus to suit his purposes. The author goes on to show how Paul changed his personal story many times to keep himself from running afoul of the local Jewish priests and the Roman Empire. Why is it that this controversial figure is responsible in part for fourteen of the twenty-seven books in the New Testament? His epistles are considered important writings in the foundation of the Christian faith. Josh believes that Paul often served his own interests and angered God in the process. The world is now paying the price for that as we are punished us for following Paul?s teachings rather than the original laws prescribed in the Old Testament. Is it too late for us? Can we turn from those teachings to save our world and ourselves? Apostle Paul?s Case: The Root of the Lie We Have Been Told for 2000 Years is an eye opener and is a must-read for anyone wishing to truly understand the Bible and follow Jesus Christ in truth.

Business as Usual

The Roots of the Global Financial Meltdown

Author: Craig J. Calhoun,Georgi M. Derluguian

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814772773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 1737

From religious tomes to current folk prophesies, recorded history reveals a plethora of narratives predicting or showcasing the end of the world. The incident at Waco, the subway bombing by the Japanese cult Aum Supreme Truth, and the tragedy at Jonestown are just a few examples of such apocalyptic scenarios. And these are not isolated incidents; millions of Americans today believe the end of the world is inevitable, either by a divinely ordained plan, nuclear catastrophe, extraterrestrial invasion, or gradual environmental decay, Examining the doomsday scenarios and apocalyptic predictions of visionaries, televangelists, survivalists, and various other endtimes enthusiasts, as well as popular culture, film, music, fashion, and humor, Daniel Wojcik sheds new light on America's fascination with worldly destruction and transformation. He explores the origins of contemporary apocalyptic beliefs and compares religious and secular apocalyptic speculation, showing us the routes our belief systems have traveled over the centuries to arrive at the dawn of a new millennium. Included in his sweeping examination are premillennial prophecy traditions, prophecies associated with visions of the Virgin Mary, secular ideas about nuclear apocalypse, the transformation of apocalyptic prophecy in the post-Cold War era, and emerging apocalyptic ideas associated with UFOs and extraterrestrials. Timely, yet of lasting importance, The End of the World as We Know It is a comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of an age-old phenomenon and a fascinating guide to contemporary apocalyptic fever.

The Roots of Participatory Democracy

Democratic Communists in South Africa and Kerala, India

Author: M. Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230612601

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

View: 5327

This book compares the Communist parties of India and South Africa in their pursuits of socialist democracy. Williams looks at their organizational characteristics, party history, and their competing tendencies, as well as how they have pushed forward their similar ideologies within their unique political and economic environments.

A Sense of Power

The Roots of America's World Role

Author: John A. Thompson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501701770

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 3066

Why has the United States assumed so extensive and costly a role in world affairs over the last hundred years? The two most common answers to this question are "because it could" and "because it had to." Neither answer will do, according to this challenging re-assessment of the way that America came to assume its global role. The country's vast economic resources gave it the capacity to exercise great influence abroad, but Americans were long reluctant to meet the costs of wielding that power. Neither the country's safety from foreign attack nor its economic well-being required the achievement of ambitious foreign policy objectives. In A Sense of Power, John A. Thompson takes a long view of America's dramatic rise as a world power, from the late nineteenth century into the post–World War II era. How, and more importantly why, has America come to play such a dominant role in world affairs? There is, he argues, no simple answer. Thompson challenges conventional explanations of America's involvement in World War I and World War II, seeing neither the requirements of national security nor economic interests as determining. He shows how American leaders from Wilson to Truman developed an ever more capacious understanding of the national interest, and why by the 1940s most Americans came to support the price tag, in blood and treasure, attached to strenuous efforts to shape the world. The beliefs and emotions that led them to do so reflected distinctive aspects of U.S. culture, not least the strength of ties to Europe. Consciousness of the nation’s unique power fostered feelings of responsibility, entitlement, and aspiration among the people and leaders of the United States. This original analysis challenges some widely held beliefs about the determinants of United States foreign policy and will bring new insight to contemporary debates about whether the nation should—or must—play so active a part in world politics.

The Roots of Catastrophe

The 1972 Case History

Author: Rolando V. Garcia,Pierre Spitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483160564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 8937

Drought and Man: The 1972 Case History, Volume 3: The Roots of Catastrophe is a two-part book that focuses on the structure roots of catastrophe, as well as case studies in this field. The book begins with an explanation of drought, agricultural production, self-provisioning, food insecurity, and social disjunctions. The case studies presented focus on disjunction between sectors and within agriculture in Latin America; regional and subregional disjunctions in Northeastern Brazil; political will and disjunction in Tanzania; and colonial disjunction in the Sahelian countries.

The Roots of Pagan Anti-Semitism in the Ancient World

Author: Jan Nicolaas Sevenster

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004041936

Category: Religion

Page: 235

View: 1685

Discusses social, economic, and political aspects of antisemitism in the ancient (Greco-Roman) world, based extensively on the writings of Josephus Flavius and Philo.

The Roots of Terrorism

Author: Louise Richardson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135448477

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 3122

The Roots of Terrorism is the first volume in the new Democracy and Terrorism series, a three volume project intended to explore one of the most pressing issues of our time: how to reconcile the need to fight terrorism with our desire to protect and enhance democratic values.

The Roots of Obama's Rage

Author: Dinesh D'Souza

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 159698287X

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

View: 4013

Critics of President Obama have attacked him as a socialist, an African-American radical, a big government liberal. But somehow the critics have failed to reveal what's truly driving Barack Obama. Now bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza throws out these misplaced attacks in his new book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage. The reason, explains D'Souza, that Obama appears to be working to destroy America from within is found, as Obama himself admits, in "The Dreams of His Father": a deeply-hostile anti-colonialism. Instilled in him by his father, this worldview has led President Obama to resent America and everything for which we stand. Viewing Obama through this anti-colonialism prism and drawing evidence from President Obama’s own life and writings, D’Souza masterfully shows how Obama is working to weaken and punish America here and abroad.

The Roots of Vedanta

Selections from Sankara's Writings

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184757182

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

View: 8672

This erudite and wide-ranging anthology offers a panoramic view of Vedānta in Śaṅkara’s own words, with selections from standard translations of his commentaries on the Upaniṣads, the Brahma-sūtra (Vedānta-sūtra) and the Bhagavad-gītā—texts which together form the scriptural canon of Vedānta—and an independent treatise, the Upadeśa Sāhasri, on whose authenticity there is unanimity. Exhibiting a deep empathy with the living tradition, Sudhakshina has selected passages that explain all the important concepts and teachings, including up-to-date deliberations on Śaṅkara. Her general and sectional introductions illuminate and demystify the esoteric concepts, providing a holistic perspective of Vedānta and making it eminently accessible to the modern reader.

The Roots of Our Faith

Ancient Egypt and the Bible

Author: James Ocansey

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595214746

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 1871

This book seeks to set Christianity "right-side up on its feet" by acknowledging its ancient Egyptian roots. Concepts, ideas and beliefs mapped out in the Zodiac or recorded in the Egyptian Book of the Dead became the source of much that we find in the Bible. It documents that creation doctrine taught by ancient Egyptians, and recorded in the Bible, was superseded by Evolutionary theory which distorted many of those ideas. Man, believed to be God's creation as spirit, soul and body became a "higher animal" according to evolutionary theory. Hierarchies of man emerged with the "higher" not assigned to ancient Egyptian Blacks but to Whites, while Blacks were even considered subhuman. The foundation was laid for racism and man's inhumanity to man as evidenced by slavery and the holocaust. Today color discrimination and segregation still exist, thanks to evolutionary theory. Since this philosophy still controls American Public school education, children are denied the knowledge of God with such truths, ideas and concepts that had their foundation in ancient Egypt. Consequently, students are exposed to the deception of Satan without the countervailing Power of God through the Holy Spirit, Who alone transforms individuals from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

The Root of All Evil

Author: Illiad

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596001933

Category: Computers

Page: 136

View: 1977

Continues the adventures of A.J., Stef, Pitr, Miranda, Greg, Dust Puppy, and Erwin as they field ridiculous user support questions, rant about Microsoft and AOL, and go camping.

The Origins of the World's Mythologies

Author: E.J. Michael Witzel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199913323

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This remarkable book is the most ambitious work on mythology since that of the renowned Mircea Eliade, who all but single-handedly invented the modern study of myth and religion. Focusing on the oldest available texts, buttressed by data from archeology, comparative linguistics and human population genetics, Michael Witzel reconstructs a single original African source for our collective myths, dating back some 100,000 years. Identifying features shared by this "Out of Africa" mythology and its northern Eurasian offshoots, Witzel suggests that these common myths--recounted by the communities of the "African Eve"--are the earliest evidence of ancient spirituality. Moreover these common features, Witzel shows, survive today in all major religions. Witzel's book is an intellectual hand grenade that will doubtless generate considerable excitement--and consternation--in the scholarly community. Indeed, everyone interested in mythology will want to grapple with Witzel's extraordinary hypothesis about the spirituality of our common ancestors, and to understand what it tells us about our modern cultures and the way they are linked at the deepest level.

The Root of Christianity

A Layman’S Response

Author: Michael Helfrich

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479787604

Category: Religion

Page: 189

View: 4844

Words mean things and how you use them either maintains there meaning or belittles it and destroys its total value. Such is the word awesome. When our youth use the word awesome for cars, Androids, or even their girlfriend, they are belittling the words characterization. The word awesome should only be used for the greatness of the Lord God or His works for mankind. It can be used for something that is greater than itself and stands out above all others. This book cover represents the awesomeness of God and His creation. As the Scripture declares, the universe fits between the span of Gods hand. This is awesome, and it is unfathomable in mans contemplating of it. If this is awesome, how can you compare anything to it? Our universe is billions of light years across, and we have no knowledge as to its size, for we have nothing to compare it too; however, what does this say about the awesomeness of God. God does not have hands or legs but uses them as idioms for our comprehension. Even with idioms, it is incomprehensible to realize just how awesome God really is. Scripture speaks of God as omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful), and omnipresent (everywhere); and with this in mind, He is wisdom and is sovereign (ruler) over all His creation. He is maintaining everything by His character and for His glory, and His ways are above our ways and His thoughts are above our thoughts.