A strange and gruesome illness slithers through New York. Afflicted at random, all of the victims suffer an apparent overdose of chemotherapy, yet none of them have cancer. When the thirteenth case — a small boy very near death — hits the news, the authorities are desperate and turn to an unlikely consultant. Part shaman, part chef, he unlocks for them a bizarre world of bioluminescence, sin-eating, and killer cuisine. But what — or who — is on the menu? "Agony in Violet" is a short occult mystery about man's primal urge to consume and is the first course of Feast of Shadows.
When he died he feared he had been forgotten... …He was dead wrong! Bela Lugosi is considered one of the greatest actors of the twentieth-century... but you'd never know it based upon the way he was treated by the Hollywood executives he worked for. Shut out, ignored, and hideously underpaid, he could have easily given up, walked away from show business, and no one would have blamed him for doing so.
But he didn't. Now a body of his work exists that is celebrated decades after his death... because he worked hard and never gave up. Bela Lugosi persevered in the face of tremendous adversity. Can Bela's story inspire you to keep going in your quest to make the world a better place? In Reign of the Vampire: A Tribute to the Perseverance of Bela Lugosi, Leo Wiltshire (M.
A. in Organizational Leadership) examines the struggles and triumphs of Lugosi's life in order to flesh out one of the most inspirational tales of determination ever told.
The question of consciousness is perhaps the most significant problem still unsolved by science. In Inner Presence, Antti Revonsuo proposes a novel approach to the study of consciousness that integrates findings from philosophy, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience into a coherent theoretical framework. Arguing that any fruitful scientific approach to the problem must consider both the subjective psychological reality of consciousness and the objective neurobiological reality, Revonsuo proposes that the best strategy for discovering the connection between these two realities is one of "biological realism," using tools of the empirical biological sciences. This approach, which he calls the "biological research program," provides a theoretical and philosophical foundation that contemporary study of consciousness lacks. Revonsuo coins the term "world simulation metaphor" and uses this metaphor to develop a powerful way of thinking about consciousness as a biological system in the brain. This leads him to propose that the dreaming brain and visual consciousness are ideal model systems for empirical consciousness research. He offers a comprehensive overview and critical analysis of consciousness research and defends his approach against currently popular philosophical views, in particular against approaches that deny or externalize phenomenal consciousness, or claim that brain activity is not sufficient for consciousness. He systematically examines the principal issues in the science of consciousness -- the contents of consciousness, the unity of consciousness and the binding problem, the explanatory gap and the neural correlates of consciousness, and the causal powers and function of consciousness. Revonsuo draws together empirical data from a wide variety of sources, including dream research, brain imaging, neuropsychology, and evolutionary psychology, into the theoretical framework of the biological research program, thus pointing the way toward a unified biological science of consciousness. Applying imaginative thought experiments, Inner Presence reaches beyond the current state-of-the-art, revealing how the problem of consciousness may eventually be solved by future science.
Emily Cross is a pioneer in every sense of the word. Navigating a new marriage, as well as journeying to unsettled territory in the early 1800s United States, she has many ons to learn.
Through the indescribable joys, along with profound heartache, Emily grows closer to, and knowing God. Emily's story provides inspiration for prevailing through hard times with dignity, faith, and courage.
Each chapter has a section that will urge readers to live a better life and how to leave a noble legacy for generations to come. Part historical fiction, part self-help, A MOTHER'S SHADOW will prompt readers to live a richer, Christian-centered life. Come along as we learn more about our self while we follow Emily's adventures in 1800 USA.
Amazon Alexa 2018 User Guide to Amazon Echo to Make Alexa Your Smart Personal Assistant with Latest Updates Alexa is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon. It learns from the instructions you give and it can be used in various spheres of life by providing different information when asked, making to-do lists, setting alarms and so on. Alexa comes with a host of onboard features. The Skills API that allows anyone to develop new features for the software means it is also compatible with an ever-growing array of devices and services, making it even more helpful in organizing and streamlining your daily life.
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