In New York in December of 2015, when Mark breaks up with Kathy after three years of living together, she loses herselfand awakens in Paris in 1925. Thus the strangest journey of her life begins. As Kathy crosses time, space, and the spirit world in an attempt to discover who she is, she visits New York and Paris, along with Guangxi and Yunnan in China, embarking on marvelous adventures on the way. She makes a bet with Coco Chanel and ends up unexpectedly in the arms of a stranger. In the spirit world, she meets the soul of Allen; his singular friend, a black bear named Jack; and Allens wife Tracy. But it seems Allens body and soul are separated forever, and his soul cannot return to his body. The small group of friends set off to find a new heart and a compatible source of energy for Allen. Will they succeedand will Kathy ever find her way back to the life she once knew? In this science fiction novel, as one woman travels through time and space, she encounters new friends in need of help in a distant future.
Continuing the exciting adventures of The Celestine Prophecy and The Tenth Insight, this new book takes you to the snow-covered Himalayas, in search of the legendary Tibetan utopia of Shambhala. As you follow a child's instructions, are pursued by hostile Chinese agents, and look for a lost friend, you will experience a new awareness of synchronicity...and discover, hidden among the world's highest mountains, the secrets that affect all humanity. For Shambhala not only actually exists, but is destined to be found in our time-and will reveal powerful truths that can transform the world.
The Heroic Life and Death of Father Maurice Tornay, St. Bernard Missionary to Tibet
Author: Robert Loup
"A reverent and authoritative biography of the young Swiss missionary-monk, Father Maurice Tornay, who in 1949 was martyred in Tibet. It is equally the tragic story of the mission to Tibet, undertaken in this century by the monks of the famed Grand-St.-Bernard monastery in the Alps, which abruptly ended with the expulsion of the monks by the Chinese Communists in 1952. The story is fascinating and inspiring. Interesting details of the history, locale and customs of the Grand-St.-Bernard of the Alps on the one hand and of Tibet, the land of the lamas, on the other, are woven into the fabric of the narrative. It is essentially a story of sanctity and heroism pitted against forces of nature, war, duplicity and persecution."-- Kirkus Review.
American issue of a novel first published in Australia in 1989. A young girl raped by her father runs away with her autistic brother, joins up with a group of streetwise kids, and eventually finds sanctuary in the House Tibet. By the author of 'The Estuary'.
My Vertical World is the story of a quiet family man from Silesia who was also a single-minded schemer, sailing close to the bureaucratic wind in Poland as well as Pakistan and Nepal, painting factory chimneys and thinking of Lhotse, juggling for most of the time with meagre hard currency, scarce food and indifferent gear to achieve the starting point western climbers took for granted. Slow to acclimatise, once he had done, Kukuczka's stamina and drive were formidable. Preferring where possible to climb alpine-style with one companion, among his more remarkable achievements are his solo ascent of a new route on Makalu; a first traverse of the North and Middle Summits of Broad Peak; climbing two 8000-metre peaks over 3000 kilometres apart in winter within twenty-five days; and making a new route up the middle of the South Face of K2 as a two-man team. His narrative takes the reader behind the catalogue of achievements to discover a diffident man, anxious for his good name, sobered by loss of friends, who can still view the antics of the international climbing circus with good humour, and climbed because his passion for his vertical world was an enveloping as it was infectious.
Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection
Author: Stacy Bierlein
Publisher: Other Voices
A collection of stories by an array of authors, such as Tony d'Souza, Luis Alfaro, Nathan Englander, and Samrat Upadhyay, among others, discusses the diverse challenges, cultural clashes, and wonderful joys people have experienced as newcomers to a foreign land. Original.
"Bringing together Writing on the Wall, composed some ten years after H.D's stay in Vienna, and Advent, a journal she kept at the time of her analysis there, Tribute to Freud offers a rare glimpse into the consulting room of the father of psychoanalysis. It may also be the most intimate of H.D.'s works.Compelled by historical as well as personal crises, the poet worked with Freud during 1933-34. The streets of Vienna were littered with tokens dropped like confetti on the city, stating Hitler gives work. Hitler gives bread. Having endured World War I, she was now gathering her resources to face the second cataclysm she knew was approaching. In analysis, Hilda Doolittle explored her Pennsylvania childhood, her relationship with Ezra Pound (inventory of her nom de plume H.D.), Havelock Ellis, D.H. Lawrence, her ex-husband Richard Aldington, and subsequent companion Winifred Ellerman ( Bryher ), as well as her own creative processes.Freud, regarding H.D. as a student as well as a patient, wads hardly the detached presence one might imagine. Revealed here in the poet's words and in his own letters, which comprise an appendix, is the considerate friend, the charming Viennese gentleman--art collector, dog lover, wit--and the pioneer, always revising his ideas and possessed of an insight that could be terrifying in its force."--Publisher's description.