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  • Wisdom and the Quest for Identity

    Wisdom and the Quest for Identity

    Genre: Lectures,Ethics,Religion
    Author: Robert Thurman
    Duration: 03:43:00

    First in a series of 3 Classic Courses delivered by Thurman years ago in NYC, he begins this segment with the subject of the Profound. Robert A.F. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, President of the Tib ... [ more ]

  • Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery

    Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery

    Genre: Lectures,Ethics,Civil Rights,Social Science
    Author: Heather Andrea Williams
    Duration: 09:54:00

    After the Civil War, African Americans placed poignant information wanted advertisements in newspapers, searching for missing family members. Inspired by the power of these ads, Heather Andrea Williams uses slave narratives, letters, interviews, public records, and diaries to guide listeners back to ... [ more ]

  • Art of Writing Memoir: Finding the Past in the Present

    Art of Writing Memoir: Finding the Past in the Present

    Genre: Lectures,Arts,Education
    Author: Natalie Goldberg
    Duration: 03:47:00

    This weekend workshop is a primer on writing the modern memoir, which, unlike your grandmother's memoir, can be written at any age. Also, a memoir can be about just part of your life. The more you are present, the more the past will come up and be alive, says Natalie. Only right now can give you you ... [ more ]

  • Using Myth to Power Your Story

    Using Myth to Power Your Story

    Genre: Lectures,Arts,Education
    Author: Christopher Vogler
    Duration: 03:09:00

    How to create powerful narratives using the myths that link us all is the subject of this workshop, recorded live at a Writers' League of Texas seminar. The instructor, Christopher Vogler, was inspired by the mythic studies of Joseph Campbell and the depth psychology of Carl G. Jung. He wrote a seve ... [ more ]

  • Descartes - An Introduction

    Descartes - An Introduction

    Genre: Philosophy,Lectures,Education,Science,Philosophy,Lectures,Education,Science
    Author: Ross Burman
    Duration: 05:14:00

    René Descartes is one of the formative figures in Western philosophy, logic and mathematics. His famous statement: 'I think, therefore I am', has become perhaps the most famous phrase in all of philosophy. Descartes's ground-breaking writings attempted to establish unshakeable foundations of kn ... [ more ]

  • Quilts, Their Story and How to Make Them

    Quilts, Their Story and How to Make Them

    Genre: Lectures,Arts
    Author: Marie D. Webster
    Duration: 03:09:35

    Although the quilt is one of the most familiar and necessary articles in our households, its story is yet to be told. In spite of its universal use and intimate connection with our lives, its past is a mystery which -- at the most -- can only be partially unravelled. (from the Introduction) ... [ more ]

  • Concerning the Spiritual in Art

    Concerning the Spiritual in Art

    Genre: Lectures,Arts
    Author: Wassily Kandinsky
    Duration: 02:27:00

    Published in 1911, Kandinsky's book compares the spiritual life of humanity to a pyramid -- the artist has a mission to lead others to the pinnacle with his work. The point of the pyramid is those few, great artists. It is a spiritual pyramid, advancing and ascending slowly even if it sometimes appe ... [ more ]

  • Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

    Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

    Genre: NonFiction,Lectures,Education,NonFiction,Lectures,Education
    Author: Donalyn Miller
    Duration: 05:37:00

    From sixth grade teacher Donalyn Miller comes an innovative approach to instilling in students a love of reading that extends well beyond the classroom. ... [ more ]

  • Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire

    Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire

    Genre: NonFiction,Independent,Lectures,Education
    Author: Rafe Esquith
    Duration: 07:29:00

    Best-selling author Rafe Esquith, the only teacher to receive the National Medal of Arts, has garnered the American Teacher Award and numerous other honors. Still teaching fifth graders in a small, leaky classroom in downtown Los Angeles, Esquith fosters a wholesome climate where character, humility ... [ more ]

  • Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys: Biology, Second Edition

    Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys: Biology, Second Edition

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry,Lectures,Education,Science
    Author: Eli C. Minkoff
    Duration: 07:20:00

    Designed to be compatible with virtually every standard textbook in their subject field, Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys give you a valuable overview of your college-level course. Classroom-style notes emphasize important facts, remind you what you need to remember for term papers and exams, and hel ... [ more ]

  • Battle Cry of Freedom: Volume 2: The Civil War Era

    Battle Cry of Freedom: Volume 2: The Civil War Era

    Genre: History,World,Lectures,History
    Author: James McPherson
    Duration: 19:50:00

    James M. McPherson, professor emeritus of U.S. history at Princeton, is one of the foremost scholars of the Civil War. In this informative and meticulously researched masterpiece, he clarifies the differing ways of life and philosophy that led to this shattering conflict. Abraham Lincoln wondered wh ... [ more ]

  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Genre: Lectures,Education
    Author: Amie Whittemore
    Duration: 02:36:00

    The CliffsNotes study guide on Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for ... [ more ]

  • Touch the Ocean: The Power of Our Collective Emotions

    Touch the Ocean: The Power of Our Collective Emotions

    Genre: Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Lectures,Education
    Author: James Nemec LMT, CST-D
    Duration: 11:32:00

    Celebrated craniosacral therapist, James Nemec, narrates compelling stories of heart centered presence and ocean healing. Learn how to blend with nature, dolphins, and to touch the ocean, wherever you are located. Music by Rusty Crutcher. ... [ more ]

  • Open Wide and Say Moo!: The Good Citizen's Guide to Right Thoughts and Right Actions under Obamacare

    Open Wide and Say Moo!: The Good Citizen's Guide to Right Thoughts and Right Actions under Obamacare

    Genre: NonFiction,Lectures,Health,Politics
    Author: Richard N. Fogoros
    Duration: 14:29:00

    Richard N. Fogoros (DrRich of the award-winning Covert Rationing Blog) thinks you may not yet be sufficiently paranoid about our new healthcare system. Open Wide and Say Moo! aims to remedy this deficiency.Here's the thing: Whether Obamacare stands (and we get a Progressive healthcare system all at ... [ more ]

  • This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

    This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

    Genre: Philosophy,Lectures,Ethics
    Author: Jay Allison
    Duration: 04:48:00

    A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventy-five essayists-ranging from famous to previously unknown-completing the thought that begins the book's title. With contributors who run the gamu ... [ more ]

  • What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World

    What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World

    Genre: Lectures,Education
    Author: Taylor Mali
    Duration: 02:31:00

    The right book at the right time: an impassioned defense of teachers and why our society needs them now more than ever. ... [ more ]

  • God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage

    God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage

    Genre: Lectures,Ethics,Religion,Civil Rights,Relationships
    Author: Gene Robinson
    Duration: 05:57:00

    From Gene Robinson, the Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church, the first openly gay person elected (in 2003) to the historic episcopate and the world's leading religious spokesperson for gay rights and gay marriage, comes a groundbreaking book that persuasively makes the cas ... [ more ]

  • Emerson's Essays

    Emerson's Essays

    Genre: Lectures,Education
    Author: Charles W. Mignon
    Duration: 04:08:00

    The CliffsNotes study guide on Emerson's Essays supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educatio ... [ more ]

  • Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys

    Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys

    Genre: History,NonFiction,Lectures,Education
    Author: Robert D. Geise Geise M. Ed.
    Duration: 05:38:00

    Designed to be compatible with virtually every standard textbook in their subject field, Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys give you a valuable overview of your college-level course. Classroom-style notes emphasize important facts, remind you what you need to remember for term papers and exams, and hel ... [ more ]

  • Schools We Need

    Schools We Need

    Genre: Lectures,Education
    Author: E. D. Hirsch Jr
    Duration: 12:44:00

    A child's mind is hungry for knowledge, stimulation, and the excitement of learning which school should provide-yet most American schools fall far short. From kindergarten through high school, our public educational system is among the worst in the developed world. In disdaining content-based curric ... [ more ]