The Ouroboros Wave

Author: Jyouji Hayashi

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 142154055X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3864

Ninety years from now, a satellite detects a nearby black hole scientists dub Kali for the Hindu goddess of destruction. As human society expands to Mars and beyond, the generations-long project to harness the power of the black hole pits the retrograde humans of Earth against the imminently rational men and women of the Artificial Accretion Disk Development association. While conflicts simmer, a mystery within Kali itself tests the limits of intelligence--both that of human and machine. -- VIZ Media

The Ouroboros Key

Author: Patricia Leslie

Publisher: Odyssey Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1922200344

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 917

Prophetic dreams have haunted Dan Tenney since childhood, foretelling him of a life-changing event that is soon to take place. But before he can learn the meaning of his visions, he is attacked by a shadowy group of extremists: the Brotherhood of the Grail. Finding sanctuary underground, an ancient relic comes into his possession and Dan begins to understand the path his visions have laid out before him. His quest will be fraught with an otherwordly people and an event that could tip the balance in favour of human existence—or disastrously against it. The mysterious Brotherhood will do everything in their power to prevent Dan from fulfilling his destiny as the Bearer of Ouroboros.

The Ouroboros Effect

Author: D. Juliano

Publisher: Mindful Elements Library In

ISBN: 0615425135


Page: 304

View: 6757

25th century humanity has colonized space and achieved technological immortality through advances in medical science and nanotechnology. After a war with sentient artificial persons, a treaty has made it illegal to force them into service for any reason. As a result, this extremely risk-averse and fragile society is faced with a dilemma that had long been absent: some must give up their immortality so that others may live. To answer this call, volunteers create an elite all-human rescue team to handle emergencies and disasters both planetside and in deep space. The story follows that team's leader, Commander John Mitchell, a man who struggles with a rare condition - The Ouroboros Effect - triggered by the trauma of losing his wife and daughter in a failed rescue attempt. John believes that his technology and training can keep him alive, but he will come to find that his greatest dangers lie within.

Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves

Expanded Edition

Author: Maggie Schein

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1611174732

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1181

An enticing collection of tales told in the fabulist and metafiction traditions, Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves embraces a cyclical movement of renewal, like the ancient ouroboros motif itself, in which artfully rendered answers always give rise to perplexing new questions. Maggie Schein’s stories introduce medicine men, monks, immortals, witches, seekers, and souls in various stages of their cycles in and out of lived life, as well as the occasional talking animal, all searching for meaning and for connections to one another through storytelling. Each fable is a meditation on love, death, growth, pain, identity, self, spirit, cruelty, beauty, and the natural order, as seen from the perspectives of the primal, the celestial, or the spiritual. Rooted in the archetypes of mythology and philosophy, Schein’s lost cantos are stories about the events that make up our lives and our deaths. She makes deft use of familiar forms and universal symbols to explore anew through narrative those questions and experiences that have always vexed us about our confounding existence and the speculative possibilities that abound within and beyond the moral coil. Schein’s tales ask us to reconsider what it means to live and to die, to be simultaneously a creature of magic and the mundane, of the extraordinary and the all-too-ordinary. The result is a delicate but potent collection of alluring fables for the modern reader, recalling classical stories and myths of days long past and asking once more the questions that continue to haunt us. This expanded edition adds three new fables not included in the original edition as well as new illustrations for all eleven stories from artist Jonathan Hannah.

The Ouroboros Cycle, Book Three: A Long-Awaited Treachery

Author: G.D. Falksen

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479405310

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 1304

For a thousand years, the immortal Shashavani have hidden from the world in the halls of their mountain fortress, amassing great stores of knowledge in a haven of academic tranquility. And while Doctor Varanus has never found tranquility much to her taste, even she cannot deny that the peace and quiet make for a pleasant diversion following the chaos of her recent adventures in London. Having left the horrors of bloodshed and wellness behind her, Varanus has thrown herself headlong into the study of the Shashavani condition, determined to learn the secrets of their undying power. But all is not as it seems in the House of Shashava. As winter snow covers the Shashavani valley and chokes the mountain passes, sinister events are unfolding in the shadows. Whispers of conspiracy echo through the halls. Soon loyalties will be tested and friendships betrayed. Blood will flow. For upon the frozen steppe, an ancient evil stirs and turns its gaze toward the House of Shashava, hungering for power and revenge. As darkness descends, one question remains: Do you serve the Winter King?

The Ouroboros Cycle, Book 4: A Sojourn in Bohemia

Author: G.D. Falksen

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479421596

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 9360

It is 1899, and Doctor Varanus is in Prague with her mentor Iosef, both still recovering from the scars of the Shashavani civil war. Iosef has found a reprieve from grief in the study of the so-called “Black Goat” cults, aided by a charming Prussian nobleman and a mysterious bookseller. Under other circumstances, Varanus might regard Iosef’s fascination with occult philosophies as troublingly superstitious, but she has greater concerns. Her wayward son Friedrich has taken up residence in Prague as well, and in the company of artists, revolutionaries, and other such rabble-rousers. As Varanus endeavors to carry on her research and drag Friedrich back into respectable society, she discovers something sinister may be at work in the Kingdom of Bohemia. Could there be more to Iosef’s occult studies than he or his new friends realize? Truth or fantasy, a shadow looms over Prague, threatening to drag Varanus and all she holds dear into the darkness of an unending night . . .



Author: Bruce Sterling

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641111455

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 572

Jenseits aller Ideologien Der Homo sapiens der Zukunft hat zwei Möglichkeiten, um über sich hinauszuwachsen: Entweder er ist ein Former und lässt seine Gene gezielt manipulieren, oder er ist ein Anhänger der Mechs, die ihre Körper durch implantierte Chips und Cyborg-Modifikationen aufrüsten. Beide Gruppen führen seit Jahrzehnten einen Kampf darum, wessen Technologie die bessere ist. Abélard Lindsay, ein Mech, der bei den Formern ein diplomatisches Training absolviert hat, lehnt sich gegen die Dogmen beider Gesellschaften auf und wird auf dem Mond ins Exil geschickt. Durch seine Ausbildung fällt es ihm nicht schwer, sich in eine günstige Position zu bringen – doch eine emotionale Entscheidung lässt ihn alles über Bord werfen und ins All aufbrechen, wo sich das Schicksal der Menschheit entscheiden wird ...

United Spectrum

The Unity of Nature and the Division of Man

Author: Levi Morris

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426955464

Category: Philosophy

Page: 356

View: 2551

To understand the unbalanced planet, we must examine nature and humanity both individually and as a whole. In United Spectrum, author Levi Morris explores the unity of nature and its relationship to human behaviors in six parts. Morris exposes our misunderstanding of reality by clarifying fundamental elements of experience, such as consciousness, thought, ego, fear, doubt, belief, and biological needs and behaviors. He examines the effects of humanitys disease, including the continuation and escalation of war, a growth economy resting on fossil fuels, overpopulation, and the destruction of the biosphere. He proposes that aspects of life considered to be humdrum can actually be viewed with a sense of awe. Additionally, his work combines fractal and Euclidean geometry with concepts like nothingness, infinity, and symmetry to show how nature is expressed. It explains the physics of electromagnetism, gravity, spacetime, and quantum mechanics as the singular beauty of nature. It also explores teaching, its limitations, and describes the relationship between life, death, duality, and unity. Capturing the essence of natural and human behaviors, United Spectrum investigates the universes unity and beauty, the reasons its misunderstood, and how this limited view affects the world.


The Ultimate Energy : an Exploration of the Scientific, Psychological, and Metaphysical Aspects of Time

Author: Murry Hope

Publisher: Element Books Limited

ISBN: 9781852302375

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 7186

A far reaching study which proposes that Time is an energy which affects the somatic, psychological and spiritual evolution of all life on earth.

Weisheit des ungesicherten Lebens

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook

ISBN: 3426421402

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 8155

Der moderne Mensch will das Leben immer stärker planen und kontrollierbar machen. Er treibt einen unglaublichen technischen Aufwand, nur um sich sicherer zu fühlen. Dahinter steckt ein ängstliches Ich, das sich von der Welt bedroht fühlt. Alan Watts zeigt den Weg in eine tiefere Dimension des Bewusstseins, in der man dem Leben vollkommen offen und furchtlos zu begegnen lernt.

Quantum Pythagoreans

Author: Mike Ivsin


ISBN: 1847288480

Category: Science

Page: 359

View: 1870

Numbers, operators, and degrees of independence facilitate creation and organization of the real environment. The explanation and application of quantum mechanics on atomic and cosmic scales is suggested by the Pythagorean tradition

The Mayan Ouroboros

The Cosmic Cycles Come Full Circle

Author: Drunvalo Melchizedek

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609257255

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

View: 8057

There have been many interpretations and predictions about the year 2012, known as the Mayan End Time—touted in everything from books to television commercials. But what do the Mayans themselves have to say about these prophecies? In The Mayan Ouroboros, the much-anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Serpent of Light, spiritual researcher Drunvalo Melchizdek reveals for the first time what Mayan elders have told him about this period. In this book he explains how to prepare for this transition to a new 13,000-year cycle by learning how to move out of our brain and into our hearts. He shares the Mayan insight of the importance of our heart connection to our survival and ability to thrive during these times. Plus The Mayan Ouroboros reveals: The untold positive side of the Mayan propheciesThe Mayan End Time--a seven-year period of transition which began in 2007The magnetic pole shift that is currently affecting humans around the worldThe new ways in which humans will begin to perceive and communicate in the world.The discovery of thousands of ancient Mayan codexes that are currently being decoded by the Mayans

The Worm Ouroboros

Author: E. R. Eddison

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486317803

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1178

"The greatest and most convincing writer of 'invented worlds' that I have read." — J. R. R. Tolkien. Written in the best traditions of Homeric epics, Eddison's masterpiece recounts compelling tales of warriors and witches.

Circle of Ouroboros

Author: N.A

Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing

ISBN: 1927337550


Page: N.A

View: 386

In this sequel to Flight of the Marbles, the marbles heist team is back in Athens, Adam and Irini have married, and are on their honeymoon in Rome. Adam is to deliver a speech to the Collegio Romano High School about Quantum Computing, the key that opened the doors of the British Museum. But the British Prime Minister has not forgotten or forgiven: there are warrants out from him for all of them. His British MI5 agents succeed in capturing Irini in Rome and return her to the UK as hostage to justice on a capital charge of double homicide. They begin with the 'juice' at 'Britmo'--a secret MI5 terrorist prison. The team must do it all over again and it will take all their ingenuity to pull off another heist, this time to bring Irini safely home. Adam isn't interested in operating under Queen Helena's control and risks all by returning to the UK under cover with a plan of his own. What husband would do less for a beloved wife of Irini's beauty and charm? In the Greek tradition, there will undoubtedly be at least one more personal sacrifice on top of all the others before this affair is resolved.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Myth

Page: N.A

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Author: E. R. Eddison,Helmut W. Pesch

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3743850885

Category: Fiction

Page: 685

View: 1067

Krieg ist entbrannt im Lande Merkurien – ein Krieg zwischen Hexen und Dämonen:Doch König Gorice von Hexenland kämpft mit dunklen Mächten an seiner Seite, und so müssen die Dämonenfürsten Juss und Brandoch Daha den Gipfel des höchsten aller Berge erklimmen, von dem kein Sterblicher je zurückgekehrt ist, um das Schicksal zu ihren Gunsten zu wenden.Vor den Toren Carcës wird die gewaltigste Schlacht geschlagen, die die Welt je erblickte, und sie entscheidet über Untergang oder zeitlosen Ruhm.Und um all dies Geschehen windet sich der Wurm Ouroboros, der Drache, der seinen eigenen Schweif verschlingt...Der Wurm Ouroboros von E. R. Eddison ist unumstritten eines der großen Meisterwerke der modernen Fantasy-Literatur, ein Epos, in welchem Sprache und Handlung zu einem Kunstwerk verschmelzen; wie auch Tolkiens Der Herr der Ringe hat dieser Roman ein ganzes Genre geprägt.Der Apex-Verlag veröffentlicht zum Start der Reihe APEX FANTASY-KLASSIKER eine durchgesehene Neu-Ausgabe des Romans, ergänzt um ein Nachwort des Übersetzers Helmut W. Pesch.

Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternate Modes of Healing

Held at the St. Sabina Center, San Rafael, California, September 3 to September 5, 1988

Author: Ruth-Inge Heinze

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 3843

Shamanic practices and techniques of healing throughout the world are explored in 40 essays by anthropologists, artists, art historians, educators, historians of religion, philosophers and psychologists.

Nichts ist endlich

Author: Kirsten Miller


ISBN: 383871153X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 459

View: 6746

Stell dir vor, du glaubst, dass du schon mal gelebt hast. Stell dir vor, du hast Visionen von einem Jungen, der in einem früheren Leben deine große Liebe war. Stell dir vor, du denkst, dass dieser Junge jetzt wieder lebt. Was würdest du tun? Für die 17-jährige Haven ist die Antwort klar: Sie muss diesen Jungen unbedingt finden! Hin- und hergerissen zwischen Leidenschaft und Zweifeln lässt Haven sich auf eine schicksalhafte und sehr gefährliche Affäre ein ...