Der Aufstieg des Cassius Clay oder Die Geburt des Muhammad Ali
Author: David Remnick
This remarkable book grew out of a conference headed by Ren Gunon, the sinologist Ren Grousset, and the neo-Thomist Jacques Maritain on questions raised by Ferdinand Ossendowski's thrilling account in his Men, Beast and Gods of an escape through Central Asia, during which he foils enemies and encounters shamans and Mongolian lamas, whose marvels he describes. The book caused a great sensation, especially the closing chapters, where Ossendowski recounts legends allegedly entrusted to him concerning the 'King of the World' and his subterranean kingdom Agarttha. The present book, one of Gunon's most controversial, was written in response to this conference and develops the theme of the King of the World from the point of view of traditional metaphysics. Chapters include: Western Ideas about Agarttha; Shekinah and Metatron; The Three Supreme Functions; Symbolism of the Grail; Melki-Tsedeq; Luz: Abode of Immortality; The Supreme Center concealed during the Kali-Yuga; and The Omphalos and Sacred Stones .
Author: René Guénon,S. D. Fohr
Publisher: Sophia Perennis
How can an average lad from Sheffield go from living a normal life to attempting suicide twice, having 3 psychiatric hospital admissions and being sectioned under the mental health act? My story delves into my life, in parts it is shocking, in others it is enlightening but what I try to do is give a true account of my life living with Psychosis, Depression and Bi Polar. I hope I can try to break down the barriers of mental health and go some way in reducing stigma.
Author: Tom Gray
Publisher: Chipmunka Publishing
The year is 2022, and time is running out. The Earth is heating up at an alarming rate. Governments are corrupt and terrorism abounds. More nations are on the brink of war than at any other time in history, and fear riddles the planet. The Group of Five are fed up, and they’re doing something about it. In their quest to usher in a new way, the Group of Five is seeking to elect a true king, one who can restore balance to the world. Will they find a suitable king in time, or will political corruption and the Earth’s imminent destruction win out?
Author: Randall Coleman
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
"Emotionally powerful but never maudlin."-Library Journal.
Author: Merrill Joan Gerber
Joan Mark offers an interpretive biography of Patrick Tracy Lowell Putnam (1904–53), who spent twenty-five years living among the Bambuti pygmies of the Ituri Forest in what is now Zaire. On the Epulu River he constructed Camp Putnam as a harmonious multiracial community. He modeled his camp on the “dude ranches” of the American West, taking in paying guests while running a medical clinic and occasionally offering legal aid to the local people, and assumed the role of intermediary between locals and visitors, including Colin M. Turnbull, author of the classic Forest People. Mark describes Putnam’s mercurial relations with family and with his African and American wives—and follows him to his sad and violent end. She places Patrick Putnam within the context of three different anthropological traditions and examines his contribution as an expert on pygmies.
Author: Joan Mark
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In All The Long History Of The Indian Sub-Continent, There Was No More Turbulent, Bloodstained, Chaotic Period Than The 18Th Century, The Span Of Time Covered In This Fascinating Account Of The Decay And Final Collapse Of The Once Glorious Moghul Empire.Ex-Library.
Emperor of Hindustan
Author: Michael Edwardes
Publisher: Harvill Secker
William Hesketh Lever - soap-boiler, social reformer, MP, tribal chieftain, multi-millionaire and Lord of the Western Isles - was one of the most extraordinary men ever to leave his mark on Britain. Beliefs far ahead of their times - the welfare state, votes for women, workers' rights - jostled in his mind with ideas that were fantastically bonkers - the world's problems could be solved by moving populations from country to country, ballroom dancing could save the soul and the only healthy way to sleep was outdoors in the wind and the rain. Adam Macqueen traces Lever's footsteps from his humble Bolton boyhood to a business empire that straddled the world, visiting the homes and model towns from the Mersey to the Congo that still bear the mark - and often the name - of William Lever. It is a hilarious and touching journey that shines a spotlight on a world and a set of beliefs long gone, and asks several vital questions: where does philanthropy stop and social engineering begin? Is it right for an employer to dictate how his workers spend their weekends and hire private detectives to make sure they are doing it properly? Are the length of a lawn and the curve of a bannister of vital importance to the great scheme of things? And why would a multi-millionaire with half a dozen homes and property on four continents chose to sleep on the roof?
How William Lever Cleaned Up The World
Author: Adam Macqueen
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A collection of articles written by foreign correspondents from more than 40 of the world's leading news organisations, including older articles now not easily accessible via other sources.
articles and images from the international press 1946-2006
Author: Bhumibol Adulyadej (King of Thailand),Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand
Publisher: Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Category: Biography & Autobiography
It's Marvel's newest hero, MOSAIC! Morris Sackett is a professional basketball player and celebrity loved by millions. But when he comes into contact with the transformative Terrigen Mists, Morris is imbued with the ability to jump from person-to-person like a ghost and can control the bodies and memories of those he inhabits. But these fantastic new abilities come at a grave cost... COLLECTING: MOSAIC 1-5
King of the World
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Or, The World's Wonderland. A Thrilling Narrative of the Many Efforts and Attempts to Pierce Through and Unravel the Dark Shroud of Unfathomable Mystery Enveloping the Icy Regions of the Arctic Circle ...
Author: A. G. Feather
Category: Arctic regions
Bob Marley: Reggae King of the World is a scrapbook featuring over 300 colour and black and white photographs depicting the life of the legendary reggae musician, Bob Marley. It is also full of memorabilia and information about his fascinating life. With foreword by his widow, Rita Marley, and a wealth of interviews with those who were closest to the man behind the legend, this, the new edition of Bob Marley, is a must have for all fans of the king of reggae music.
Reggae King of the World
Author: Malika Lee Whitney,Dermott Hussey
Category: Reggae music
Robert d Anjou, King of Naples (1309-1343), was a lay preacher. With his sermons, he expressed his piety and erudition, but most importantly, he preached in order to extend his royal office. This study provides an important contribution to the history of lay preaching.
Robert d'Anjou and the politics of preaching
Author: Darleen N. Pryds
Housed in England's Royal Library, THE PADSHAHNAMA ("King of the World") manuscript documents the first ten years of the reign of Shah-Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and contains exquisite painting and illuminations. The manuscript will be exhibited in 1997 in celebration of India's 50 years of independence from British rule. This reproduction accompanies the exhibition. 200 illus. 100in color.
The Padshahnama : an Imperial Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle
Author: Milo Cleveland Beach,Ebba Koch,Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution),Windsor Castle. Royal Library
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Is it possible to separate Oneness from infinity, the one from the universal, essence from existence, light from the vessel or the King from the world? This remarkable book answers these difficult questions drawing from the sources of Kabbalistic tradition.
Author: Mordekhai Chriqui Rabbi
Publisher: Institut Ramhal
Author: William N. Armstrong
Category: Voyages around the world
This book discusses the tensions in major Renaissance literary texts between the cult of monarchy and its subversions by Christianity. It corrects some modern scholars' assumptions of a prevailing divine-right theory of monarchy. A recurring theme from the English mystery plays to Milton proposes an inherent tendency of monarchy toward idolatry. The chapter on Erasmus makes a case for a strong tradition of political libertarianism that became a notable emphasis in English humanism. Then follow three essays on Spenser (especially Faerie Queene V and View), Shakespeare (especially the political plays of the late 1590s), and Milton (political writings, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained.) Ozment and others have shown that the Reformation fostered the desacralizing of secular life, an impulse that Schneidau has seen as central to the Hebrew-Christian tradition. Texts like the infamous Vindiciae contra Tyrannos support this interpretation as regards monarchy, rather than the received views of Kantorowicz, which are perhaps more relevant to the Continent. The king-figure in the English mystery plays is often the butt of satire, in contrast to his more dignified counterpart in some Continental drama. The king-figure enters the morality-play tradition as the "pride of life," a transition observed in the hybrid play Mary Magdalene. Erasmus's writings develop from a unified political and religious sensibility in accord with what Mesnard calls his evangelisme politique. For Erasmus, order is not an end in itself but serves the ends of peace, which in turn allow the human soul the optimum liberty to choose or reject the virtuous life. Thomas More's earlier agreement with, and later departure from, Erasmus's views on political authority are related to the Henrician political crisis. Spenser's anti-absolutism and Erasmus-like concept of peace, order, and liberty are disclosed in explications of the Isis Temple, Souldan, Gerioneo, and Grantorto episodes of Faerie Queene V. These and other writings show the poet's belief in the need for aristocracy to act in the service of truth. Shakespeare's "second tetralogy" moves toward Henry V's renouncing "idol ceremony," in contrast to Julius Caesar, which presents a model of disordered polity. Civil idolatry (Milton's phrase) in that play and in Milton's long poems leads to tyranny and ritualism, accompanied by fear and awe. This logic is woven into the texture of hell in Paradise Lost. Paradise Regained advances the position through its redefinition of conquest and fatherhood in response to the "conquest theory" and patriarchalism with which monarchists justified their cause. Ultimately Milton places the blame for civil idolatry on the majority, who prefer a condition of subservience and awe because, as Shakespeare's Henry V declared, it relieves them of the responsibilities of consciousness. The epilogue glances at new directions in a comparison of the coronations of Charles II and of William and Mary.
Desacralizing and Monarchy in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton
Author: Richard F. Hardin
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The King of the World is volume one of Wallace Wood's long out-of-print graphic novel trilogy. Wood tells the story of the Immi, a medieval society of elves, who live happily deep in the forest completely isolated from the rest of the world. That is until a strange shadow falls over their village! A young Immi known as Odkin is tricked into volunteering to investigate and is drawn into the intrigues of Alacazar the wizard to save the world from Anark.
Author: Wallace Wood
Publisher: Wallace Wood Trilogy: The Wiza
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels