This work on the human aura, now a classic, was originally published under one of William Walker Atkinson´s many pseudonyms in 1912. In it he covers the full spectrum of knowledge on the subject, starting from the basics of simply what an aura is to analysis and symbolic meanings of the various colors to more advanced concepts, such as how to manipulate your own aura for protection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara H. Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030763/bk_acx0_030763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2014/Doxy) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1958 ´Sun´ LP album Even as a little boy, Johnny Cash had a feeling he was going to be famous one day. It wasn´t the kind of premonition he could go about telling people. They´d have thought dreams of fame and riches pretty far removed from the Cash´s barely-productive 40-acre cotton farm in Arkansas. Especially sincc Johnny had no idea of how he was going to make his mark. Johnny left the farm to go into the Air Force — and in his travels hc acquired first, a wife — and secondly, a guitar. Assigned to Germany and forced to leave his wife behind, Johnny found a faithful companion in his guitar. The boys in his barracks seemed to like his pickin´ and singin´ — and gradually the plan for a career began to take shape. He would be a singer — a country singer. When he got back from service, Johnny was not so modest about his plans for the future. He let his Memphis friends know he was going to be a singer — a good singer, a famous singer — a singer who would revolutionize country music. No matter how long it took — he was determined! As it happened, Lady Luck inclined her face toward Johnny almost immediately. His releases on the Sun label were instantly acclaimed, and in 1956, one year after Johnny Cad, launched his recording career, he was named the most promising country and western artist of the year in four separate polls. After the success of ´I Walk the Line´ as a simultaneous C & W and popular hit, it was indicated the course Johnny´s career should take. Though always identifying himself as a singer for the country fans — a favorite entertainer on the Grand Ole Opry — Johnny Cash with ´Ballad of a Teen-Age Queen´ came to be a top selling artist in the pop recording field. Almost reluctantly, Johnny evolved a pop-country style in arrangement and instrumentation, evident in such hits as ´Guess Things Happen That Way´ and ´The Ways of a Woman in Love´ to supply the demand for Cash records by fans of both types of music. It is ironic that Johnny Cash caused more of a revolution in pop music than in country music, as was his big aim, by being one of the first C & W artists exposed on national ´general entertainment´ ´TV shows; and the first C & W artist to capture the LP market with one great release (Sun 1220). Johnny Cash — in his voice, looks and demeanor — carries a certain aura of ´specialness´. He is a very dramatic figure — tall, muscular, with blue-black hair. He looks the part of a folk singer — a 20th century wandering minstrel. And his fatalistic style, both in composing and singing, has a quality of monotone, but of ´emotional monotone´ that defies analysis, but which is genuinely powerful. Johnny Cash is one of those persons endowed with an exceptional talent which had to express itself. And being expressed, his talent has been uniquely recognized and applauded by many loyal fans, who will enjoy this reminiscent album of the songs which to date are landmarks in the career of the one and only Johnny Cash. --- Original album liner notes
In this book, renowned Islamic scholar Angelika Neuwirth presents key features of her course on ´´The Koran as a Text of Late Antiquity.? The work transcends polarizing analyses and well-intentioned but superficial attempts to show commonalities, presenting instead the unique elements of the Koran while showing how it emerges from a common cultural space. Her analysis is an exemplary combination of philological precision and cultural sensitivity. Der Koran ist noch immer nicht Teil des europäischen Wissenskanons, obwohl er tief in der biblischen Tradition verwurzelt ist. Er gilt weithin noch als exklusiv islamischer Text. Die kritische Bewertung seiner Beziehung zur Bibel und damit zur europäischen Tradition setzt seine Einbettung in die - auch für das spätere Europa formative - spätantike Kultur voraus, in die er sich theologisch innovativ einbrachte. Die großen Fragen der Zeit wurden nicht nur von Rabbinen und Kirchenvätern, sondern auch von der koranischen Gemeinde debattiert. Ihre besonderen Antworten verdienen daher als Beiträge zu einer neuen, sich intensiv in die laufenden Religionsdebatten einbringenden Theologie Beachtung. Die sich dabei abzeichnende Fokussierung des gesprochenen Wortes als der maßgeblichen Manifestation Gottes in der Welt kann nicht außerhalb des besonderen kulturellen Umfelds gesehen werden, in dem lokale Dichtung der arabischen Hochsprache bereits eine besondere Aura verliehen hatte. Der neue Blick auf den Koran erfordert jedoch gleichzeitig eine kritische Neureflektion unserer modernen - nie ganz unpolitischen - Philologien. Der Blick muss frei werden für die Textpolitik des Koran, die den Prozess der Islamentstehung am ehesten erkennbar macht.