Authors of the Impossible

Authors of the Impossible

Kripal grounds his study in the work of four major figures in the history of paranormal research: psychical researcher Frederic Myers; writer and humorist Charles Fort; astronomer, computer scientist, and ufologist Jacques Vallee; and ...

Author: Jeffrey J. Kripal

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226453897

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Most scholars dismiss research into the paranormal as pseudoscience, a frivolous pursuit for the paranoid or gullible. Even historians of religion, whose work naturally attends to events beyond the realm of empirical science, have shown scant interest in the subject. But the history of psychical phenomena, Jeffrey J. Kripal contends, is an untapped source of insight into the sacred and by tracing that history through the last two centuries of Western thought we can see its potential centrality to the critical study of religion. Kripal grounds his study in the work of four major figures in the history of paranormal research: psychical researcher Frederic Myers; writer and humorist Charles Fort; astronomer, computer scientist, and ufologist Jacques Vallee; and philosopher and sociologist Bertrand Méheust. Through incisive analyses of these thinkers, Kripal ushers the reader into a beguiling world somewhere between fact, fiction, and fraud. The cultural history of telepathy, teleportation, and UFOs; a ghostly love story; the occult dimensions of science fiction; cold war psychic espionage; galactic colonialism; and the intimate relationship between consciousness and culture all come together in Authors of the Impossible, a dazzling and profound look at how the paranormal bridges the sacred and the scientific.
Categories: Religion

The Impossible Stranger

The Impossible Stranger

You will easily be able to tell that the writer did an enormous amount of research to make this novel "live." The style is very cinematic, and you will have to constantly remind yourself that this story is fiction.

Author: Lawrence Thornbury, II

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595146758

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

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A super human suddenly appears in present day Memphis, Tennessee, during a horrendous explosion of undetermined origin! Who is he? Where is he from? What is his mission? Why doesn't even he know who he really is, and how he ended up in Memphis? He gets into confrontations with drug dealers and the military, almost starts a nuclear war, falls in love twice, unknowingly becomes involved in an insidious plot and struggle for domination of the entire planet, and must face the second of his kind in an epic battle to the death. This is an extremely well thought out and fascinating book. It takes the concept of a super human to a depth never before explored. The science is realistic and well done, and the sociological and psychological implications of a super human are deeply, deeply probed. You will easily be able to tell that the writer did an enormous amount of research to make this novel "live." The style is very cinematic, and you will have to constantly remind yourself that this story is fiction.
Categories: Fiction

The Impossible Is Possible

The Impossible Is Possible

Challenges readers who feel trapped by their circumstances to live by their faith in spite of difficult obstacles, drawing principles for living from Scripture to demonstrate how Christians can change their way of thinking.

Author: John Mason

Publisher: Bethany House Pub

ISBN: 0764227408

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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Challenges readers who feel trapped by their circumstances to live by their faith in spite of difficult obstacles, drawing principles for living from Scripture to demonstrate how Christians can change their way of thinking.
Categories: Religion

The Super Natural

The Super Natural

" The Super Natural considers that the natural world is actually a "super natural world"--and all we have to do to see this is to change the lenses through which we are looking at it and the languages through which we are presently limiting ...

Author: Whitley Strieber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101983560

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Two of today's maverick authors on anomalous experience present a perception-altering and intellectually thrilling analysis of why the paranormal is real, but radically different from what is conventionally understood. Whitley Strieber (Communion) and Jeffrey J. Kripal (J. Newton Rayzor professor of religion at Rice University) team up on this unprecedented and intellectually vibrant new framing of inexplicable events and experiences. Rather than merely document the anomalous, these authors--one the man who popularized alien abduction and the other a renowned scholar and "renegade advocate for including the paranormal in religious studies" (The New York Times)--deliver a fast-paced and exhilarating study of why the supernatural is neither fantasy nor fiction but a vital and authentic aspect of life. Their suggestion? That all kinds of "impossible" things, from extra-dimensional beings to bilocation to bumps in the night, are not impossible at all: rather, they are a part of our natural world. But this natural world is immeasurably more weird, more wonderful, and probably more populated than we have so far imagined with our current categories and cultures, which are what really make these things seem "impossible." The Super Natural considers that the natural world is actually a "super natural world"--and all we have to do to see this is to change the lenses through which we are looking at it and the languages through which we are presently limiting it. In short: The extraordinary exists if we know how to look at and think about it.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Impossible First Young Readers Edition

The Impossible First   Young Readers Edition

In this Young Readers Edition of Impossible First—perfect for fans of My Shot by Elena Delle Donne and Shaken by Tim Tebow—Colin O’Brady vividly recounts his fifty-four-day, unsupported, record-shattering solo crossing of Antarctica ...

Author: Colin O'Brady

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781534461987

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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In this Young Readers Edition of Impossible First—perfect for fans of My Shot by Elena Delle Donne and Shaken by Tim Tebow—Colin O’Brady vividly recounts his fifty-four-day, unsupported, record-shattering solo crossing of Antarctica using every ounce of his strength, years of training, and sheer force of will. Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support, and completely human-powered. But Colin O’Brady was determined to do just that—even though ten years earlier a tragic accident raised doubts that he’d ever walk again normally. O’Brady’s quest drew him into a head-to-head battle with British SAS Captain Louis Rudd—also striving to be “the first.” Enduring Antarctica’s sub-zero temperatures and pulling a sled that initially weighed 375 pounds in complete isolation and through a succession of whiteouts, storms, and a series of near disasters, O’Brady journeyed 932 miles to a world first. Honest, deeply moving, filled with moments of vulnerability—and set against the backdrop of some of the most extreme environments on earth, from Mount Everest to Antarctica—The Impossible First reveals how anyone can reject limits, overcome immense obstacles, and discover what matters most.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Babs the Impossible

Babs the Impossible

Author: Sarah Grand

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000145016

Category: Aunts

Page: 461

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Categories: Aunts

How To Do The Impossible

How To Do The Impossible

doing things that you think is impossible

Author: Bo Sanchez

Publisher: Shepherds Voice Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9789710070640

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doing things that you think is impossible
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Map of the Impossible

Map of the Impossible

Map of the Impossible is book 3 of the Mapwalker fantasy adventure trilogy. The Mapwalker Fantasy Adventure trilogy: - Map of Shadows #1 - Map of Plagues #2 - Map of the Impossible #3

Author: J.F.Penn

Publisher: Curl Up Press

ISBN: 9781913321307

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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A journey through the realm of the dead. A threat that will change the world. A choice that might save everything—or end it all. As natural disasters sweep Earthside, a mutant army rises in the Borderlands, driven by the dark force behind the Shadow Cartographers. Sienna and the Mapwalker team must use the Map of the Impossible to journey through the realm of the dead and face the nightmare at its heart. But when one of their number is taken and the team begins to break apart, each Mapwalker must face their greatest challenge. Can the Mapwalker team reach the Tower of the Winds before the Shadow claims Earthside? Will Sienna choose Finn — or turn away from the Borderlands forever? Map of the Impossible is book 3 of the Mapwalker fantasy adventure trilogy. The Mapwalker Fantasy Adventure trilogy: - Map of Shadows #1 - Map of Plagues #2 - Map of the Impossible #3
Categories: Fiction

All the Impossible Things

All the Impossible Things

"Wise and wondrous, this is truly a novel to cherish.” —Katherine Applegate, New York Times–bestselling author of Wishtree An Indies Introduce Selection Red’s inexplicable power over the wind comes from her mother.

Author: Lindsay Lackey

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781250202857

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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A bit of magic, a sprinkling of adventure, and a whole lot of heart collide in All the Impossible Things, Lindsay Lackey's extraordinary middle-grade novel about a young girl navigating the foster care system in search of where she belongs. "Wise and wondrous, this is truly a novel to cherish.” —Katherine Applegate, New York Times–bestselling author of Wishtree An Indies Introduce Selection Red’s inexplicable power over the wind comes from her mother. Whenever Ruby “Red” Byrd is scared or angry, the wind picks up. And being placed in foster care, moving from family to family, tends to keep her skies stormy. Red knows she has to learn to control it, but can’t figure out how. This time, the wind blows Red into the home of the Grooves, a quirky couple who run a petting zoo, complete with a dancing donkey and a giant tortoise. With their own curious gifts, Celine and Jackson Groove seem to fit like a puzzle piece into Red’s heart. But just when Red starts to settle into her new life, a fresh storm rolls in, one she knows all too well: her mother. For so long, Red has longed to have her mom back in her life, and she’s quickly swept up in the vortex of her mother’s chaos. Now Red must discover the possible in the impossible if she wants to overcome her own tornadoes and find the family she needs.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Impossible Girl

The Impossible Girl

Two hearts.

Author: Lydia Kang

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 1503903389

Category: Fiction

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Two hearts. Twice as vulnerable. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee can mingle with the rich just as easily as she can slip unnoticed into the slums and graveyards of the city. As the only female resurrectionist in New York, she's carved out a niche procuring bodies afflicted with the strangest of anomalies. Anatomists will pay exorbitant sums for such specimens--dissecting and displaying them for the eager public. Cora's specialty is not only profitable, it's a means to keep a finger on the pulse of those searching for her. She's the girl born with two hearts--a legend among grave robbers and anatomists--sought after as an endangered prize. Now, as a series of murders unfolds closer and closer to Cora, she can no longer trust those she holds dear, including the young medical student she's fallen for. Because someone has no intention of waiting for Cora to die a natural death.
Categories: Fiction

Hired by the Impossible Greek

Hired by the Impossible Greek

Irresistible temptation leads to inescapable passion in this gorgeous Greek island romance by Harlequin Presents author Clare Connelly.

Author: Clare Connelly

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488059674

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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One summer on a private island With her ultimate temptation! Schoolteacher Amelia Ashford warily agrees to a job in Greece caring for Santos Anastakos’s young son. But her priority is the welfare of the little boy, not the outrageous and irresistible billionaire who hired her. Even if their chemistry is off the charts! Santos doesn’t believe in romantic love—his father has eight ex-wives. He does believe in tantalizing pleasure, and with innocent Amelia in his luxurious villa, it’s just a bedroom door away! But their passion will test Santos’s ruthless control more than he ever anticipated…
Categories: Fiction

The British Quarterly Review

The British Quarterly Review

all things possible and impossible . Our | Priory ' deservedly won might , we think
, entire critical faculty revolts at them as lite - have prompted its author to a more
speedy rature , but they are infinitely amusing and re - appearance in print .

Author: Henry Allon

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081647889

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Lord Bacon Not the Author of The Christian Paradoxes Being a Reprint of Memorials of Godliness and Christianity by Herbert Palmer

Lord Bacon Not the Author of  The Christian Paradoxes    Being a Reprint of  Memorials of Godliness and Christianity  by Herbert Palmer

Faith in it overleaps the impossible - TRUSTS God . To any but a mind of the
Ritter stamp , this lies on the very surface of the passage quoted , which may be
thus rendered : — “ Therefore the more difficult and hard of belief any Divine
mystery ...

Author: Alexander Balloch Grosart

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z218083601

Category:

Page: 126

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Accomplish the Impossible The Six Secrets of Sustainability and Transformation for Business Art Science Life Revealing Wisdom Hidden in the

Accomplish the Impossible  The Six Secrets of Sustainability and Transformation for Business  Art  Science   Life  Revealing Wisdom Hidden in the

"Accomplish the Impossible" is the first book to give readers a practical way to use the sacred geometry of the enneagram (the Nine Term Symbol) for process improvement.

Author: Steffan Soule

Publisher: ATOM Press

ISBN: 9780984240517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Through the power of the symbol known as the Enneagram, Steffan Soule unlocks a system for a new way of thinking that shows how to successfully master every important process. Based on the author's thirty years as a professional magician and student of hidden knowledge, he reveals - without smoke and mirrors - a clear pathway into the nature of sustainability and transformation. "Accomplish the Impossible" is the first book to give readers a practical way to use the sacred geometry of the enneagram (the Nine Term Symbol) for process improvement. Combining critical thinking with intuitive understanding, Soule's approach levels the playing field by simplifying the laws of continuous improvement. With the Nine Term Symbol (the Enneagram) you will find: A clear way to harness the power of sustainability and transformation How to use attention and intention to gain new creativity and increase your core competencies Exact qualities within every process that guide efficiency, effectiveness and mastery How to simultaneously connect with Left and Right Brain thinking for harmonious success The Roles we need to play at every step of a process and the Types of people best suited for those roles "Accomplish the Impossible" reveals that the enneagram is a remarkable symbol based on the mathematics of efficiency and sustainability. It has the power to show all aspects of an important process, passion or expertise. Once readers know how to look at their work using this symbol, and use it to solve one problem, they can instantly apply it to all other solutions and use it to share information across disciplines.
Categories: Business & Economics

The tongue of fire or The true power of Christianity Author s uniform ed

The tongue of fire  or  The true power of Christianity  Author s uniform ed

That would be more impossible than that your chamber should contain all the
light of the sun . But it can be filled with the light of the sun - so filled that not a
particle of unillumined air shall remain within it . When , THE TONGUE OF FIRE .

Author: William Arthur

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590034918

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The Impossible Musical

The Impossible Musical

Dale Wasserman had more trouble getting it on to a Broadway stage than Don Quixote ever had with those windmills.

Author: Dale Wasserman

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: UOM:39015052302810

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 351

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Story of Dale Wasserman's quest to transform Cervantes' masterpiece novel Don Quixote into the hit musical Man of La Mancha.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Impossible Boy

The Impossible Boy

After inspiring countless young readers with tales of extraordinary people in the world around them, Ben Brooks' first children's novel is a magical adventure that celebrates friendship, the power of imagination, and ice cream.

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781786541000

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Believe in the impossible... A magical story celebrating the power of imagination, from the bestselling author of STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT. Oleg and Emma entered their den to find a cardboard spaceship standing exactly where they usually sat. Slowly, the front door opened and out stepped a boy. 'My name's Sebastian Cole,' he said. 'But you already know that.' When Oleg and Emma invent a new classmate called Sebastian, they are amazed when he appears - very much real - in their secret den. Sebastian isn't like the rest of their classmates. He's never eaten pizza, he's not sure what goose bumps are, and he has a satchel that seems to hold an endless supply of hot ice cream. But as the trio begin their adventures, more impossible things keep happening, from a runaway goat appearing at school to a sighting of some snowwomen walking down the road. Things soon take a turn for the dangerous when the three friends are pursued by the mysterious Institute of Unreality, who want to capture and erase Sebastian, restoring order to the world. With the help of a cowboy gardener, an imprisoned scientist, and the rest of their class, can Emma and Oleg protect their new friend and keep the magic of the impossible alive? After inspiring countless young readers with tales of extraordinary people in the world around them, Ben Brooks' first children's novel is a magical adventure that celebrates friendship, the power of imagination, and ice cream.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Voyage Through the Impossible

The Voyage Through the Impossible

The authors combine elements of Jules Verne's science fiction novels, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and From the Earth to the Moon into a breathtaking work of imagination.

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434403575

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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The authors combine elements of Jules Verne's science fiction novels, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and From the Earth to the Moon into a breathtaking work of imagination. First translation into English.
Categories: Fiction

Impossible Object

Impossible Object

In a series of inter-related stories, husbands, wives and lovers attempt to come to grips with their 'impossible' situations, while the novel itself attempts to show in its formal inventiveness just how bewildering romantic love can be.

Author: Nicholas Mosley

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 1564784657

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

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In a series of inter-related stories, husbands, wives and lovers attempt to come to grips with their 'impossible' situations, while the novel itself attempts to show in its formal inventiveness just how bewildering romantic love can be.
Categories: Fiction

Elizabeth the Impossible

Elizabeth the Impossible

Convinced that her sister, Elizabeth, should win the Model Student Contest, Jessica does her best to help her, but she is unprepared for Elizabeth's sudden bossiness.

Author: Jamie Suzanne

Publisher: Sweet Valley

ISBN: 0553159275

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 134

View: 309

Convinced that her sister, Elizabeth, should win the Model Student Contest, Jessica does her best to help her, but she is unprepared for Elizabeth's sudden bossiness.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction