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Applied Metapsychology Dictionary (2 Copies)
Frank A. Gerbode, M.D.
Applied Metapsychology International Press
The term "metapsychology" (small m) means, briefly: The science that unifies mental and physical experience. Its purpose is to discover the rules that apply to both. It is a study of the person, their abilities and experience, as seen from their own point of view. Applied Metapsychology (AMP) is the subject that puts the principles of metapsychology to work for the purpose of relieving traumatic stress, promoting personal growth and development, and empowering people to improve the quality of their lives.
This dictionary includes most of the terms used in Applied Metapsychology. Working out a proper and consistent vocabulary for metapsychology has been a continual compromise between what sounds graceful in ordinary English and what conveys a precise meaning. Many of our terms also occur in normal speech in a sense similar to, but usually not exactly the same as, that given here, just as physics uses terms like "mass", "density", and "energy" in a specialized and more precise way. Natural language is preferred instead of inventing new terms, because their meaning is similar enough to normal usage to give the reader an intuitive idea of what is meant, while the metapsychological definition provides the needed precision for the subject.
The terminology has evolved over time. This dictionary gives the current lexicon, but some changes will likely occur in the future, and no doubt this dictionary will have to be modified and expanded. An appendix of this dictionary contains some commonly used abbreviations and acronyms in the subject of Applied Metapsychology
Are You Rugged or Unrugged?: A Graphic Guide to Ruggedtivity (2 Copies)
Modern History Press
ARE YOU RUGGED OR UNRUGGED?
According to Rugged Dude Carson (his real name): "This is the ultimate guide to bringing even a rugged dude or dudette in training all the way up to Rugged Certified status! Even if you live in a high rise building in the city, and drive a Toyota Prius, there is hope for you... Read this book and you'll be on your way to full 'Ruggedtivityizationalizm.' Yes, that's a real word. Look it up!"
Rugged Dude credits inspiration for the book from "Doing my TV series Officially Rugged with RD for eight seasons and the many (thousands) of emails from people telling us their ideas of being rugged or unrugged. we got over that time. "
When asked how much of himself he could see in the rugged or un-rugged dilemmas, RD replied: "Safe to say that I do see myself in many of the scenarios in the book. Also, on many of my trips (for taping shows anywhere across Canada and the USA) there would be a couple or three other people with us. And, they too, would be perfect candidates for some of this ruggedtivity."
The Duke and the Enchantress (2 Copies)
Paullett Golden (2019)
Some fairy tales begin with the kiss. Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick, needed a wife. After choosing an acceptable bride, he traps himself in a marriage of convenience and must tap his creativity to woo his frigid wife and fuel her passion. Drake battles scandals, duels, and his own carefully crafted reputation to win her heart. Charlotte Trethow dreamt of a fairy tale marriage to the perfect man. When she marries the Duke of Annick, all her dreams should have come true, but no one told her happily ever after doesn’t start with wedding bells. Charlotte is thrust into a world with a plotting housekeeper, an interfering despot, and an unconventional husband.This is the love story of Charlotte and Drake as they turn a marriage of convenience into a fairy tale romance.
A Dime is a Sign (1 Copy)
Sherrill S. Cannon
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC
A psychic medium once said that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone that you have loved and lost is thinking of you.
Sherrill S. Cannon's second book of poetry contains messages written through the years in poetic form that put feelings into words. As a teacher, many of her poems helped counsel troubled teens and friends.
There are three sections in the book: Heads, Spinning, and Tails ... (Love & Loss: Coin Toss?). The variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets, while some are just playing with words!
Hopefully, this is also a book of healing.
Cordelia Lionheart (1 Copy)
Cordelia Lionheart is a different take on the story of King Lear's youngest daughter. As Cordelia's sisters and the oppressive lords maneuver to depose her father, Cordelia and her childhood friend Garred ally themselves with the farmers, servants and other working people. In this coming-of-age, alternate-history, medieval tale, Cordelia must find a way to bring about the new Britain her comrades are prepared to fight and die for.
Cordelia Lionheart won an honorable mention in the historicalfiction category of the Reader Views 2018-2019 literary awards and afinalist medal in the fiction category of the 2019 Book Excellence awards.
Raina’s (Un)Happy Birthday (2 Copies)
Britta Stromeyer Esmail
Follow Raina and her beloved stuffie, Lola, on their profound journey from birthday jitters to cake-filled happiness. Celebrate the courage of one little girls conviction to decide for herself when to speak up. This relevant and important book shouts YES to sharing ones truth. Brava to author Britta Stromeyer Esmail for empowering and elevating girls and their grown-ups.
Eternally Artemisia (2 Copies)
They say some loves travel through time and are fated to meet over and over again. For Maddie, an art therapist, who wrestles with the “peculiar feeling” she has lived previous lives and is being called to Italy by voices that have left imprints on her soul, this idea is intriguing. Despite her best efforts, however, proof of this has always eluded her. That is, until one illuminating summer in Italy when Maddie’s previous existences start to bleed through into her current reality.
When she is introduced to the Crociani family—a noble clan with ties to the seventeenth-century Medici court that boasts of ancestors with colorful pasts—she finally meets the loves of her life. One is a romantic love, and another is a special kind of passion that only women share, strong amongst those who have suffered greatly yet have triumphed despite it. As Maddie's relationship develops with Artemisia Gentileschi—an artist who in a time when it was unheard of to denounce a man for the crime of rape, did just that—Maddie discovers a kindred spirit and a role model, and just what women are capable of when united together.
In a journey that arcs back to biblical days and moves forward in time, Maddie encounters artists, dukes, designers, and movie stars as well as baser and ignoble men. With Artemisia never far from her side, she proves that when we dare to take control of our lives and find the “thing” we are most passionate about, we are limitless and can touch the stars.
The Tukor’s Journey (3 Copies)
Jagged Compass LLC
Siblings Mitch, Tony, and Jovi discover that mysterious creatures called Grezniks are close to achieving their mission: blowing up Earth and shattering Life to bits. Over the centuries, Grezniks have nearly succeeded many times. But each time, their efforts have been foiled by Tukors and their allies. Now, Grezniks are closer than ever before, and no one knows if any Tukors are left in the world to stop them.
The Tukor's Journey is an epic action adventure. Chock-full of faraway lands. Volcanoes. Mountains. Tundra. Tropical forests. Raging rivers. Steamy geysers. Farms. Big cities. Tractors flying at the speed of sound. Blue stones that defy the laws of physics. And lots of real life creatures. And Grezniks. Vicious. Deadly. Unfathomable strength and speed. Seeping through the world unseen--slippery, crawly, swift. Soon they'll be ready to blow up Earth into tiny pieces. Three kids are unexpectedly invited to help defeat the Grezniks, but will they have the courage to join the battle?
Tilda’s Promise (3 Copies)
Jean P. Moore
She Writes Press
Amidst all the characters in this moving novel of loss, love, and renewal, the two who grieve hardest have the most to discover. Tilda Carr has lost the love of her life―her husband, Harold―after forty years of marriage, while her granddaughter and namesake, Tilly, has lost her grandfather and best friend. Together they will embark on a journey of discovery in this intergenerational story of friends, family, and lovers―and learn that there is always hope for new beginnings.
The Last Thunk (2 Copies)
THUNK! It's the sweet sound an ad-packed magazine makes when it's dropped on a table. At glitzy Carlyle Nash Media, it's the sound of success. And star publisher Mitch Blake has been happily hearing it for a decade. But when the heavily hyped debut issue of World Magazine gets panned in the press and advertisers start to flee, Mitch must control the damage. Can he right the ship and protect his reputation? Or will both be sunk by Paul Cavanaugh, a hard-drinking, paranoid, stress-prone staffer who has stolen an item Mitch needs back to avert disaster: a miniature beach ball.
One part pre-recession satire, one part diary of a marketing man coming undone, The Last Thunk is a story of betrayal and friendship, love and survival in the crazy, gritty, glamorous world of magazine advertising...as told by the beach-ball thief himself.
The Lost Heifetz and Other Stories (2 Copies)
S & S Books, LLC
A musician has a life-changing encounter in a New York record store with a mysterious old man who may have known a brilliant violinist who was presumed to have died in World War II… The Picture of Dorian Gray is revealed to be a pure fiction by one of the characters from the novel who explains what really happened to the infamous portrait and its subject… An aspiring writer receives a surreal and mind-bending lesson in creative writing from a pawnbroker who deals in narrative voices… The well-ordered life of a widower in a peaceful English village is disturbed by the arrival of a wealthy new resident who needs to be taught a lesson in respect… An art dealer and an artist meet on vacation and embark on an intense affair that is tested by their redacted lives… These and other stories and satires, set in the US and Britain, explore the lives, relationships, and search for fulfillment of men and women from many walks of life.
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