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  • Charles Dickens narra en "Oliver Twist" una de las primeras novelas sociales de la historia de la literatura, tratando temas como el trabajo infantil o la utilización de niños para cometer delitos. Dickens relata las aventuras de un niño que debe vivir en un mundo difícil, en el que la bondad y la maldad conviven, burlándose de la hipocresía de su época, tratando estos temas con sarcasmo y humor negro.

  • "O poder mais formidavel que Deus poderia ter concedido foi doado ao espirito. E como cada pensamento está impregnado do poder do espírito que o criou, é evidente que age. Sabendo isto, cada um pode tornar-se um benfeitor da humanidade. Cada ser pode enviar os seus pensamentos através do espaço, até às regiões mais longínquas, como se fossem mensageiros, como criaturas luminosas que ele encarrega de ajudar os seres, de os consolar, de os esclarecer, de os curar. Aquele que faz conscientemente este trabalho penetra, pouco a pouco, nos arcanos da criação divina."

  • Anglais One-page marketing plan

    Allan Dib

    • Pearson
    • 12 Juin 2020

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  • Alicia en el País de las Maravillas es uno de esos libros clásicos que tienen la curiosa cualidad de influir en todos los campos del saber. Publicado por primera vez en 1865, Carroll se sirve de Alicia para presentar al lector todo tipo de aventuras y situaciones en un mundo imaginado que sigue cautivando a lectores de cualquier edad. Un clásico muy actual que hace las delicias de grandes y pequeños.

  • Kafka narra en "La metamorfosis" la espeluznante transformación de un hombre en insecto. En un ambiente de pesadilla, la novela transmite al lector la sensación de excentricidad y de extrañamiento que asalta al protagonista, quien poco a poco va tomando conciencia de que se ha convertido en un parásito con respecto a sus seres queridos Kafka desgrana el trato de una sociedad autoritaria y didáctica hacia el individuo diferente, donde éste queda aislado e incomprendido.

  • In recent years, several factors have been stepping up the influence and reach of digital in Africa. It would have been easy just to pick out those related to the Internet of Things, the progress of digital in agriculture and the success of African start-ups, but those subjects are very different from one another. In actual fact, they simply illustrate that there are three separate factors accelerating the digitisation of Africa, and bringing about the technological leaps that the continent is currently experiencing.
    This book sheds light on the nature of these three catalysts, which include blockchain technologies, the explosion of data and the Internet of Things. Meanwhile, various players including donors, governments, companies and start-ups have joined forces to provide solutions based on new uses, especially in the agriculture and energy sectors.
    Drawing on the experience of the Africa and International Development team at BearingPoint, this book offers an overview of the real changes that are happening in the African economy. It will help decision-makers, investors and entrepreneurs gain insight into the inspiration and opportunities that a continent in the midst of a digital revolution can provide.

  • «Cada indivíduo deve trabalhar para o seu próprio desenvolvimento, para o seu próprio enriquecimento, mas não o fazendo unicamente para si mesmo, mas para o bem da coletividade. Então, já não se fala só de coletividade, mas de fraternidade. A coletividade ainda não é a fraternidade. A fraternidade é uma coletividade onde reina uma verdadeira coesão, pois cada indivíduo trabalha conscientemente para o bem de todos.
    Na realidade, distingue-se numa sociedade três categoorias de indivíduos, que correspondem a três n veis de consciência: aqueles que querem trabalhar sozinhos, isolados, concentrados em si mesmos; aqueles que compreenderam as vantagens que podem tirar da vida coletiva e que se agrupam, mas apenas porque têm interesse nisso, sem se conhecerem bem e sem se amarem; e, finalmente, aqueles que aprendem a viver mais fraternalmente aprofundando cada vez mais neles mesmos a consciência da universalidade.»

    Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

  • «A felicidade é como uma bola atrás da qual as pessoas correm, mas, no momento de a agarrarem, dão-lhe um pontapé... para poderem continuar a correr atrás dela! Porque é nessa corrida que cada um se sente estimulado; é nessa busca, nesse empenho para alcançar o objetivo, que se encontra a felicidade.
    Quando se acaba por obter o que se desejava, vive-se, é claro, um momento de felicidade, mas logo depois sente-se um vazio, tem-se vontade de procurar outra coisa... Nunca se está satisfeito. Então, o que deveis fazer? Pôr-vos à procura do que está mais longe e é mais irrealizável: a perfeição, a imensidão, a eternidade; e pelo caminho encontrareis tudo o resto: o conhecimento, a riqueza, o poder, o amor... Sim, obtereis tudo isso mesmo sem o pedir.»

    Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

  • Presentation

    Respect and cultivate our divine seed.
    Two thousand years ago, Jesus affirmed that, whatever their race, their culture, their social affiliation, all human beings are essentially equal before God because in them flows divine life which also makes them brothers and sisters of all creation. He set an example, among other things, by showing great respect, kindness and compassion towards women. He taught us that to reject a human being, to despise him, to humiliate him, is to consider that he is not a creature of God. It is in this love of neighbor that a universal brotherhood can be born and that we will manifest that we are really children of the Father and of the Heavenly Mother.
    `Two thousand years ago, the coming of Jesus introduced a new order of things where, for the first time in human history, the values of love, goodness, forgiveness, patience, gentleness, humility and sacrifice were put in first place. And even if Jesus' words have not yet been either completely understood or practised, it has been enough that certain beings have received this light for it to be transmitted down through the centuries. The love for one's neighbour which was taught by Jesus and which stems from this truth that humans are sons and daughters of the same Father has allowed the idea of brotherhood to forge a path.'
    Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

    Table of contents

    1 - `I came that they may have life'
    2 - Blood, vehicle of the soul
    3 - `Whoever would save his life will lose it'
    4 - `Leave the dead to bury their own dead'
    5 - `God so loved the world that he gave his only Son'
    6 - Jesus: `high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek'
    7 - The man Jesus and the cosmic principle of the Christ
    8 - Christmas and Easter: two pages in the book of Nature
    9 - The birth of the Christ-Child
    10 - Jesus: dead and resurrected?
    11 - Jesus' sacrifice on the cross: the powers of blood
    12 - `Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water'
    13 - Sons and daughters of God are brothers and sisters to everyone
    14 - Populate the earth with sons and daughters of God

  • «Desde hace miles de años los humanos han intentado comprender el origen del mundo, así como la aparición del mal (y su consecuencia, el sufrimiento) en este mundo. A menudo lo han presentado en forma de mitos, por lo que en los libros sagrados de todas las religiones se encuentran relatos simbólicos que hay que saber interpretar. La tradición cristiana utiliza el relato de Moisés, en el Génesis, en el que se dice que en el sexto día de la Creación, Dios hizo al hombre y a la mujer y los puso en el jardín del Edén, entre todas las especies de animales y plantas. Moisés sólo nombra dos árboles de este jardín: el Árbol de la Vida y el Árbol del Conocimiento del Bien y del Mal, del que Dios prohibió comer sus frutos a Adán y Eva...
    «El Árbol de la Vida representa la unidad de la vida, en la que la polarización aún no se manifiesta, es decir donde no hay ni bien ni mal, una región por encima del bien y del mal. Mientras que el otro Árbol representa el mundo de la polarización, en el que es obligado conocer la alternancia de los días y de las noches, de la alegría y de la pena, etc... Estos dos árboles son pues regiones del universo, o bien estados de conciencia, y no simples vegetales. Y que Dios dijera a Adán y Eva que no comieran del Árbol del Conocimiento del Bien y del Mal significa que aún no debían penetrar en la región de la polarización... »
    Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

  • «Cuando Jesús dijo a sus discípulos: "Si tuvierais fe como un grano de mostaza, diríais a esta montaña: muévete hasta allí, y se movería", se refería evidentemente a una montaña simbólica. La montaña representa las grandes dificultades de la vida que sólo la fe nos permite mover, es decir resolver. En un año, dos años, diez años, piedra tras piedra, conseguiremos mover estas montañas. Pensáis que es largo y querríais que se hiciera enseguida. Entonces, en ese caso, haced como las hormigas, que consiguen en poco tiempo mover verdaderas montañas de granos -¡proporcionalmente son verdaderas montañas para ellas! - Sí, pero una hormiga no trabaja sola, son multitudes las que trabajan juntas.
    «En el aislamiento, en el egoismo, nunca moveremos montañas. Si a lo largo de la historia se han realizado grandes cosas, ha sido porque los hombres se han unido para trabajar juntos. Mover montañas es hacer caer en uno mismo y en el mundo los obstáculos que se oponen a la llegada del Reino de Dios. Esto sólo es posible si todos los espiritualistas se unen por la fe y el amor para realizar un gran trabajo de luz y de paz; cuanto más poderosa sea la conexión entre ellos más resultados obtendrán.»

    Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

  • "Existe un mundo de la armonía, un mundo eterno del que ha salido la multiplicidad infinita de las formas, de los colores, de los sonidos, de los perfumes, de los sabores... Aquél que consigue acercarse a este mundo, experimenta unas sensaciones de tal riqueza, de tal intensidad, que ya no desea otra cosa. Es algo indescriptible, casi imposible de soportar. Cuando contacta con esta armonía, comprende cómo vive el universo, cómo vibra, cuál es su estructura, cuál es su predestinación. Los hombres se imaginan que para descubrir los secretos de la creación hay que investigar, estudiar, leer. No, para conocer el universo hay que aprender a vibrar al unísono con él gracias a los órganos del conocimiento espiritual: el plexo solar, el centro Hara, el aura... Todo el poder del espiritualista está en su voluntad de armonizarse con el cuerpo universal, de alcanzar la cima y vivir la vida cósmica."
    Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

  • This comic ebook presents "Little Nemo - The Complete Comic Strips (1905 - 1914) by Winsor McCay": 422 full color comic strips in ultra high definition (ca. 1700 pixels by 2200 pixels) for your eReader. Little Nemo is the main fictional character in a series of weekly comic strips by Winsor McCay that appeared in the New York Herald and William Randolph Hearst's New York American newspapers respectively from October 15, 1905 - July 23, 1911 and September 3, 1911 - July 26, 1914. The strip was first called "Little Nemo in Slumberland" and then "In the Land of Wonderful Dreams" when it changed papers in 1911.
    Although a comic strip, Little Nemo is far from a simple children's fantasy; it is often dark, surreal, threatening, and even violent. The original set-up of the comic revolved around the nightly dreams of a little boy named Nemo (meaning "nobody" in Latin). The purpose of his early dreams was to reach 'Slumberland', the realm of King Morpheus, who wanted him as a playmate for his daughter, Princess Camille. The last panel in each strip was always one of Nemo waking up, usually in or near his bed, and often being scolded (or comforted) by one of the grownups of the household after crying out in his sleep and waking them. In the earliest strips, the dream event that woke him up would always be some mishap or disaster that seemed about to lead to serious injury or death, such as being crushed by giant mushrooms, being turned into a monkey, falling from a bridge being held up by slaves, or gaining 90 years in age. Later on, when Nemo finally did reach Slumberland, he was constantly being woken up by Flip, a character who originally wore a hat that had 'Wake Up' written on it. Flip would go on to be one of the comic's seminal characters. Other notable recurring characters included: Dr. Pill, The Imp, the Candy Kid and Santa Claus as well as the Princess and King Morpheus. Certain episodes of the strip are particularly famous. These include the Night of the Living Houses wherein Nemo and a friend are chased down a city street by a gang of tenement houses on legs; the Walking Bed, in which Nemo and Flip ride over the rooftops on the increasingly long limbs of Nemo's bed; and the Befuddle Hall sequence, wherein Nemo and his friends attempt to find their way out of a funhouse environment of a Beaux-Arts interior turned topsy-turvy. McCay's mastery of perspective, and the extreme elegance of his line work, make his visions graphically wondrous.

  • A manifestação correu de uma forma mais ou menos pacífica, com escaramuças e algumas detenções por causa de alguns manifestantes, que provocavam as forças policiais, a ver se com isto conseguiam o apoio popular para partirem para a violência. Mas a maior parte dos manifestantes não pactuou com isso e no global correu tudo bem.
    Na Itália, as manifestações traduziram-se em confrontos violentos entre manifestante e as forças de segurança e, à semelhança do que aconteceu em Lisboa há pouco tempo, os revoltosos arrancaram os cubos dos pavimentos e apedrejaram as forças policiais. Os conflitos originaram centenas de feridos, dezenas de mortos, lojas assaltadas e vandalizadas, veículos e edifícios incendiados e muitas detenções. Já chamavam às manifestações sucessivas a revolta das pedras.


  • The themes of these passages are covered in greater depth in the following works:


    Complete Works

    Vol. 7 - The Mysteries of Yesod
    Vol. 10 - The Splendours of Tiphareth
    Vol. 16 - Hrani Yoga

    Izvor Collection


    No. 225 - Harmony and Health
    No. 229 - The Path of Silence
    No. 232 - The Mysteries of Fire and Water

  • Also known as Au Bonheur des Dames; The Ladies' Delight or The Ladies' Paradise; is the eleventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart series by Émile Zola. The novel is set in the world of the department store, an innovative development in mid-nineteenth century retail sales. Zola models his store after Le Bon Marché, which consolidated under one roof many of the goods hitherto sold in separate shops. In Au Bonheur des Dames, the store is a symbol of capitalism, the modern city and the bourgeois family. It is emblematic of changes in consumer culture, sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century. The novel tells the story of Denise Baudu, a 20-year-old woman from Valognes who comes to Paris with her brothers and begins working at the department store Au Bonheur des Dames as a saleswoman. Zola describes the inner workings of the store from the employees' perspective, including the 13-hour workdays, the substandard food and the bare lodgings (for the female staff). Many of the conflicts in the novel spring from the struggles for advancement and the malicious infighting and gossip among the staff.
    Au Bonheur des Dames is a sequel to "Pot-Bouille". Like its predecessor, Au Bonheur des Dames focuses on Octave Mouret (b. 1840), who at the end of the previous novel married Caroline Hédouin, the owner of a small silk shop. Now a widower, Octave has expanded the business into an international retail powerhouse occupying (at the beginning of the book) most of an entire city block.
    Au Bonheur des Dames has been made into a number of films, television series and plays.

  • "Se puede comparar el ser humano con un reino cuyos habitantes son sus propias células, y cuyo rey es él mismo. Desgraciadamente, en la mayoría de los casos se trata de un rey destronado, porque ha sido derribado por su propio pueblo, al que no ha sabido gobernar y educar sabiamente. Mientras estaba en el poder, se abandonaba tranquilamente a toda clase de actividades inútiles, y hasta criminales, y quizá los que le rodeaban no se daban cuenta de nada, y hasta le admiraban... Pero sus propias células, en cambio, le espiaban, porque no podía esconderse de ellas, y, un día, decidieron derribar a este soberano que no cesaba de permitirse actos reprensibles.
    Antes de lanzarse a educar a los demás, cada uno debe ser el pedagogo de sus propias células. Porque tenemos que asumir que un pueblo al que su rey no da un buen ejemplo, acaba imitándole, y lo destrona. Mientras que si el rey da un ejemplo de bondad, de nobleza, de honestidad, sus células, que lo imitan también, hacen todo lo que pueden para sostenerle: se vuelven tan obedientes, tan radiantes, que esta radiación llega a manifestarse incluso en el exterior. Y son esta luz, estas emanaciones, las que actúan sobre los humanos, sobre los animales, y hasta sobre la vegetación, para influenciarlos... Ésta es la verdadera pedagogía."
    Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

  • "El coloquio de los perros" forma parte de la "Novelas ejemplares", escritas por Miguel de Cervantes entre 1590 y 1612. En ella un militar, que está purgando su enfermedad en medio de fuertes fiebres, asiste de noche a la conversación entre dos perros, Cipión y Berganza; uno cuenta al otro la historia de su vida y sus muchos amos y dejan para el día siguiente la relación del otro. Todo un clásico de la literatura del Siglo de Oro español.

  • This is an adult picture book containing no text and only nude, softcore erotic photography.
    The book contains over 50 high-resolution artistic photos of a naked beautiful lady in a painter's atelier.

  • «Vivemos numa civilização que exige que saibamos ler e escrever, e isso está muito bem, será sempre necessário ler e escrever, mas trata-se de duas atividades que é preciso saber exercer noutros planos. Para um Iniciado, ler é ser cap«Vivemos numa civilização que exige que saibamos ler e escrever, e isso está muito bem, será sempre necessário ler e escrever, mas trata-se de duas atividades que é preciso saber exercer noutros planos. Para um Iniciado, ler é ser capaz de decifrar o lado subtil e escondido dos objetos e das criaturas, interpretar os símbolos e os sinais colocados em toda a parte pela Inteligência Cósmica no grande livro do universo. E escrever é cada um deixar nesse grande livro a sua marca, agir sobre as pedras, as plantas, os animais e os homens com a força mágica do seu espírito. Portanto, não é somente no papel que é necessário saber ler e escrever, mas em todas as regiões do universo.»
    Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

  • Ce sta bila Ciolkovski in Oberth prva teoretika, je bil Potocnik prvi inzenir vesoljskih tehnologij in hkrati clovek, ki je zasnoval prvo arhitekturo v vesolju.
    Leta 1929, tik pred smrtjo, je napisal knjigo Problem voznje po vesolju - raketni motor, s katero je postavil prvo celovito izhodisce sodobne astronavtike in kozmonavtike. V Noordungovem casu je bilo tovrstno raziskovanje le drzno predvidevanje, ki ga kljub matematicni natancnosti zamisli ni bilo moc preveriti v praksi. Skoraj tri desetletja, preden je prvo telo, ki ga je izdelal clovek, poletelo v vesolje, ter stirideset let pred prvim pristankom na zunajzemeljskem telesu, je Potocnik zasnoval edinstven premik v tehnologiji, ki je se danes zvecine neuresnicen. A njegova nacela se vse bolj in bolj potrjujejo.
    Knjiga, v izvirniku naslovljena Das Problem der Befahrung des Weltraums - der Raketen-Motor, je izsla v Berlinu, v nemscini, tedaj uradovalnem jeziku vecjega dela osrednje Evrope. Ceprav je bil avtor relativno neznan, je bila po spletu nakljucij se istega leta prevedena v anglescino - v stirih stevilkah revije Science Wonder Stories so bili objavljeni vsi njeni najbolj kljucni in revolucionarni deli. Ze leta 1935 so svoj prevod dobili Rusi. Glede na izkusnje druge in tretje generacije raziskovalcev vesolja lahko upraviceno trdimo, da je Potocnikova knjiga vplivala na ameriski, ruski in evropski vesoljski program. Wernher Von Braun, oce poletov na Luno, je doktoriral z mocnimi referencami na Problem voznje po vesolju. Rusi, vkljucno z glavnim inzenirjem Sergejem Koroljovom, so knjigo poznali ze dolgo pred svojimi pionirskimi poleti. Slovenci smo svoj prevod dobili sele leta 1986 pri Slovenski matici. Vse dokler ni bilo Hermanu Potocniku Noordungu postavljeno spominsko sredisce v Vitanju, od koder izvira rod njegove matere, je bilo tudi v Sloveniji zanimanje zanj redkost.
    Zaradi neznanosti ter neumescenosti Potocnikovega imena, ne pa tudi dela, je npr. njegovo odkritje geostacionarne orbite pozneje bolje uporabil Arthur C. Clarke. Ze leta 1945 je v reviji Wireless World objavil svoj prelomni clanek Extra-Terrestrial Relays - Can Rocket Stations Give Worldwide Radio Coverage?, v katerem je na Noordungovo orbito idejno utiril komunikacijske satelite. Na tej orbiti se namrec izenacita Zemljina gravitacija in privlacna sila ostalih nebesnih teles, torej je za delovanje kakrsnega koli mehanizma potrebno kar najmanj energije. Brez taksnih satelitov si danes ne moremo predstavljati sodobnih telekomunikacij ali prenosa podatkov na vecje razdalje.
    Podobne usode je bila delezna Potocnikova vesoljska postaja. Zasnovana je bila kot tridelni geostacionarni satelit, sestavljen iz soncne elektrarne, observatorija in bivalnega kolesa. Ta ideja je se po vec desetletjih razmisljanja o naseljevanju vesolja najbolj revolucionarna. Vrtece se bivalno kolo, krozna konstrukcija, ki s centrifugalno silo vzpostavlja umetno teznost, je najboljsa in obenem preprosta resitev za daljse bivanje cloveka v brezteznosti. Na taksne pogoje namrec nismo prilagojeni in imajo dolgorocno na nase telo negativen vpliv. Postaja pa bi bila lahko na tej orbiti idealno izhodisce za daljse polete v vesolje, saj je najvecja ovira za to se vedno Zemljina privlacna sila.
    Herman Potocnik Noordung je v svoji knjigi razvil se mnogo manjsih in vecjih izumov, preko katerih je cloveku utiral pot za zivljenje v pogojih brezteznosti. Z eticnega zornega kota je celo predvidel zlorabo vesolja za vojaske namene in svaril pred njo. Predvsem pa je kot prvi domislil celovit sistem za clovekovo raziskovanje in poselitev izvenzemeljskega prostora - vse od poleta v vesolje, bivanja v njem in koncno vrnitve na Zemljo.
    Kolikor kratko in neopazeno je bilo Potocnikovo zivljenje, toliko bolj opazen in pomemben je navdih, ki ga vnemajo njegova odkritja. Ta navdih se dotika tako znanstvenikov kot umetnikov. Povzrocil je, da se v Vitanju, v Sloveniji, v Evropi oblikuje prvo kulturno sredisce vesoljskih tehnologij na svetu. Njegova naloga bo pionirska: sistematicno odkrivati pomen kulturnih vzorcev za prihodnje osvajanje vesolja ter - po Potocnikovem vzoru - zdruzevati znanost in umetnost v tisto, kar lahko le slutimo, ne moremo pa se doumeti.

  • Portugais Ressurreição

    Machado de Assis

    • E-artnow
    • 7 Février 2013

    Sobre a obra:
    É o primeiro romance de Machado de Assis. Conta a história do Dr. Félix, um solteirão de 36 anos que, apesar de não acreditar no amor, se apaixona por uma viúva, a bela Lívia, sendo emocionalmente instável e sacudido a todo momento por impulsões de ciúme na conquista de Lívia. O romance é atribulado por causa do temperamento desconfiado e inseguro de Félix.
    Sobre o autor:
    Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis ( 1839 - 1908) foi um escritor brasileiro, considerado o maior nome da cultura nacional. Escreveu em praticamente todos os gêneros literários e é considerado o introdutor do Realismo no Brasil, com a publicação de Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas (1881). A crítica moderna chama de trilogia realista os três romances que marcaram um novo estilo na obra de Machado de Assis, Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas (1881), Quincas Borba (1891) e Dom Casmurro (1899), e que decisivamente também inovaram a literatura brasileira, introduzindo o Realismo no Brasil e precedendo outros elementos da literatura contemporânea. Hoje Machado de Assis é considerado um dos grandes gênios da história da literatura, ao lado de autores como Dante, Shakespeare e Camões.

  • Anglais The Voynich Manuscript

    Anonyme


    This ebook is the complete reproduction of the preserved Voynich Manuscript, formatted for high resolution color ebook reader displays. The Voynich manuscript, also known as "the world's most mysterious manuscript", is a work which dates to the early 15th century, possibly from northern Italy. It is named after the book dealer Wilfrid Voynich, who purchased it in 1912.

    Much of the manuscript resembles herbal manuscripts of the time period, seeming to present illustrations and information about plants and their possible uses for medical purposes. However, most of the plants do not match known species, and the manuscript's script and language remain unknown and unreadable. Possibly some form of encrypted ciphertext, the Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II. As yet, it has defied all decipherment attempts, becoming a cause célèbre of historical cryptology. The mystery surrounding it has excited the popular imagination, making the manuscript a subject of both fanciful theories and novels. None of the many speculative solutions proposed over the last hundred years has yet been independently verified.
    Illustrations:
    The illustrations of the manuscript shed little light on the precise nature of its text but imply that the book consists of six "sections", with different styles and subject matter. Except for the last section, which contains only text, almost every page contains at least one illustration. Following are the sections and their conventional names:
    Herbal:
    Each page displays one plant (sometimes two) and a few paragraphs of text-a format typical of European herbals of the time. Some parts of these drawings are larger and cleaner copies of sketches seen in the "pharmaceutical" section. None of the plants depicted is unambiguously identifiable.
    Astronomical:
    Contains circular diagrams, some of them with suns, moons, and stars, suggestive of astronomy or astrology. One series of 12 diagrams depicts conventional symbols for the zodiacal constellations (two fish for Pisces, a bull for Taurus, a hunter with crossbow for Sagittarius, etc.). Each of these has 30 female figures arranged in two or more concentric bands. Most of the females are at least partly naked, and each holds what appears to be a labeled star or is shown with the star attached by what could be a tether or cord of some kind to either arm. The last two pages of this section (Aquarius and Capricornus, roughly January and February) were lost, while Aries and Taurus are split into four paired diagrams with 15 women and 15 stars each. Some of these diagrams are on fold-out pages.
    Biological:
    A dense continuous text interspersed with figures, mostly showing small naked women, some wearing crowns, bathing in pools or tubs connected by an elaborate network of pipes, some of them strongly reminiscent of body organs.
    Cosmological:
    More circular diagrams, but of an obscure nature. This section also has foldouts; one of them spans six pages and contains a map or diagram, with nine "islands" or "rosettes" connected by "causeways" and containing castles, as well as what may possibly be a volcano.
    Pharmaceutical:
    Many labeled drawings of isolated plant parts (roots, leaves, etc.); objects resembling apothecary jars, ranging in style from the mundane to the fantastical; and a few text paragraphs.
    Recipes:
    Many short paragraphs, each marked with a flower- or star-like "bullet".

  • Presentation

    For a youthful, actor of his life.
    Today new currents, which the author associates with the Age of Aquarius, are beginning to pour into the world, marking the end of a cycle of which we are more or less aware. At a crossroads, young people are already carrying a new world, a new relationship to time and to this form of acceleration of our society. This current youth seeks more to control its destiny and to be an actor in its life. However its ardor, its energy, its impulses and aspirations must be channeled so that this youth brings something subtle, pure, luminous which inspires and stimulates. While this book is recommended for young parents, it is aimed above all at adolescents to whom Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov delivers many valuable, enlightening, practical and visionary advice.
    'If we remember that there is a correspondence between the life of a human being and that of nature, we can say that a young person's formative years can be compared to the period when the earth itself was being formed. At that time, no organized form of life was possible on earth, for it was nothing but a seething mass of molten matter constantly racked by volcanic eruptions... Nothing solid can be built on such unstable ground, and this means that before they can become a hos-pitable environment for plants, animals and human beings, symbolically speaking, young people have to introduce an element of moderation, control and harmony into their lives. It is this that constitutes the transition from youth to adulthood: the transition from an unorganized, chaotic, unstable life to a life that is rich and full and beneficial both to oneself and to others.'
    Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

    Table of contents

    1 - Youth, a World in Gestation
    2 - The Foundation Stone of Life: Faith in a Creator
    3 - A Sense of the Sacred
    4 - The Voice of our Higher Nature
    5 - Choosing the Right Direction
    6 - Knowledge Cannot Give Meaning to Life
    7 - Character Counts for More than Knowledge
    8 - Learning to Handle Success and Failure
    9 - Recognize the Aspirations of Soul and Spirit
    10 - The Divine World, Our Own Inner World
    11 - Did you Choose Your Own Family?
    12 - Benefit From the Experience of Older People
    13 - Compare Yourself to Those Who Are Greater
    14 - The Will Must be Sustained by Love
    15 - Never Admit Defeat
    16 - Never Give Way to Despair
    17 - Artists of the Future
    18 - Sexual Freedom
    19 - Preserve the Poetry of Your Love
    20 - Members of One Universal Family

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