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Fleece Star Wars Bathrobe - Darth Vader
Fleece Star Wars Bathrobe - Darth Vader
Offered by CosHeartEU
Price: 26.19

4.0 out of 5 stars Comfy warm and cool., 8 Dec 2013
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I have both the Jedi robe and this one. I prefer this one, its more practical, being warmer and not as long as the Jedi Robe. The Jedi robe is TOO baggy and long and I ended up tripping over it a lot. The Darth Vader one is a lot warmer to. Well worth a purchase.


Scholar Warrior: An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life
Scholar Warrior: An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life
by Deng Ming-Dao
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Practical., 20 Nov 2013
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This book is now quite old, however at the time it was ahead of its time for the information it contained. I bought my 1st copy about 15 years ago and found the book to be very practical, mostly due to the useful Qi gong routines included, very few books at that time were available that had good clear, effective Qi gong routines, Qi gong was seen as something mystical and secret. Deng Mind Dao was one of the first authors to produce a useable book on Qi Gong and Taoism. The most useful thing I found about this book is the set of exercises Dao refers to as the "Marrow Washing Classic" Qi gong. I have numerous books on Qi Gong and have also studied Yoga for years, however this set of exercises is very interesting as they are not produced anywhere else. I have never seem them printed in any other book, the nearest to this set are the "Yi Jin Jing" produced by the Chinese Health Qi gong association, however Deng Ming Daos set has 24 exercises, nearly double that of the Chinese health associations, Deng Ming Daos also seems somehow more complete a system. Dao states that these are based on the original exercises taught by Bodhidharma, many claim to know the genuine set of these exercises (if there is one) and many authors have produced works showing these exercises. I cannot say for certain if this is the original set taught by Bodhidharma and to be fair, neither does the author however I can say that they are an extremely effective, powerful set of Qi gong exercises that stretch, relax and tone the entire body. Dao also emphasises the importance of gathering and collecting the QI in the dantien after the practice, something that surprisingly few Qi Gong authors seem to mention. From my own personal experience this is ESSENTIAL if Qi gong is to be safe and worth your while doing, otherwise it will cause more harm than good. The book is well worth a purchase for the "marrow washing classic" exercises alone.


Daoist Nei Gong: The Philosophical Art of Change
Daoist Nei Gong: The Philosophical Art of Change
by Damo Mitchell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Damo is the real deal., 19 Nov 2013
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An incredible book packed with information on Daoist theory and practices. The Author Damo is the real deal, I have numerous books on Chi Kung and to be honest most are not very good or worse have dangerous practices in them. This book is a very intelligent and safe introduction to Doaist internal development, there is a lot of theory in here, however the author has also included some exercises, including the wonderful, powerful and safe set of Qi Gong exercises Ji Ben Qi Gong. The author has also kindly demonstrated these exercises for free on Youtube. Damo presents as a very experienced, humble and intelligent writer of Chinese internal arts, there are few that come close to his knowledge, however what I like most about him is that he comes across as being very honest and lacking in ego and he de mystifies the Internal arts to produce a book that is useable by anyone.


The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets for Health, Longevity and Enlightenment
The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets for Health, Longevity and Enlightenment
by Jwing-Ming Yang
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best single book on Qi Gong theory and history., 14 Nov 2013
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Master Yang is an oasis of knowledge in the subject of Chinese martial arts and Qi gong. The Chinese martial arts have had their fair share of charlatans, Master Yang is not one of them. Master Yangs knowledge and communication of the Chinese Martial arts and Qi Gong are second to none, this book IMO is essential for all Qi gong practitioners who take their art seriously. Potential buyers need to be aware, this is NOT a practice book, you will find no routines in here, (though there are a few example exercises) this is a supplement book packed with knowledge to support Master Yangs other works such as his 8 Pieces of Brocade, White Crane and Da Mo Secret of Youth Qi Gong books and DVDs. This book explains the theory, history and practice of Qi Gong and importantly explains some of the common mistakes and deviations that can occur and what to do if these happen. Any practitioner of Qi Gong will find this tome of knowledge useful in developing and maximising their own practice, whilst also keeping it safe from deviations which are surprisingly common in Qi Gong. Master Yang is true master, this book is an incredible bargain for the immense wisdom and knowledge contained within.


The Meadow
The Meadow
by Adrian Levy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing., 23 Oct 2013
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This review is from: The Meadow (Paperback)
I knew one of the hostages very well, Paul Wells, as we where close friends both in school and afterwards. Due to this I obviously found this book very moving and quite upsetting in places. This book is extremely well researched and well written, much credit needs to be given to the authors in their hard work, its shocking how corrupt this area of the world is. the Indian authorities really did nothing to help the hostages and were completely incompetent, and as it turns out more than likely were involved in what went on. A truly sad, terrible event that should never be forgotten.


Alan Partridge - Mid-Morning Matters [DVD]
Alan Partridge - Mid-Morning Matters [DVD]
Dvd ~ Steve Coogan
Price: 5.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius., 7 Aug 2013
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Being a dedicated FOP (follower of Partridge) I was bowled over when I first watched these on youtube, they had me in stitches. Mr Coogan has brought back to life my fave comedic character with a vengeance, this actually gets funnier everytime I watch it. Mr Coogan clearly takes what he does seriously and is meticulous in the details, the tragic and hilariously funny character Alan Partridge ages like good wine (unlike Blue Nun) and I'm quaffing it! If you love Partridge, you'l love this, the acting, timing and above all the dialogue, is pure genius. Mr Coogan, I bow to thy greatness!


Rubie's Costume Co Roman Warrior Arm Guards
Rubie's Costume Co Roman Warrior Arm Guards
Offered by Buy-For-Less-Online
Price: 8.18

5.0 out of 5 stars Strength and Honor!, 17 July 2013
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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Quite simply and awesome fancy dress piece! I wasn't sure what to expect for the price but these arm "bracers" look very realistic. They are not just limited to a Roman fancy dress, I'm using mine for a Robin Hood fancy dress costume and they look superb and authentic. Cant recommend enough really, no faults at all for the price.


US long-armed shirt khaki/beige
US long-armed shirt khaki/beige
Offered by Military 1st
Price: 19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tough and well made., 25 Jun 2013
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This is an extremely well constructed shirt that will probably last for years. Its not the most comfortable, as it is thick heavey cotton, however dont let that put you off, its looks quite smart and is verstyle enough for a many different uses. It is actually a shirt issued to the United States Marine Corp, so its built to last.


Outlaw (Outlaw Chronicles)
Outlaw (Outlaw Chronicles)
by Angus Donald
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

3.0 out of 5 stars So so., 25 Jun 2013
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Ive always thought that the Robin Hood legend would make a good modern day novel. This is ok, however it is to my mind not well written enough to do the legend justice, its just "ok". It moves fast, and there it is well plotted for the most part, however I found some of dialogue somewhat "cheesy". It wasnt decriptive enough in its writing style for my liking, however thats personal opinion. I also found the characters somewhat one dimensional at times. It also annoyed me somewhat that the author uses the word "fire" in reference to the shooting of bows is historically inaccurate, fire pertains to guns, not bows and arrows. Although there is some gruesome violence in this, it reads like a novel meant for teenagers, not for adults. Enjoyable, but flawed.


Brown Explorer hat for freddie kruguer Halloween fancy dress costume
Brown Explorer hat for freddie kruguer Halloween fancy dress costume
Offered by RB FASHIONS
Price: 5.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value., 12 Jun 2013
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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I was pleasantly suprised at just how well made and cool it looks. This is great value, and ideal for fancy dress as "Indy" or Freddie Kruger, a real genuine Fedora will set you back 50+, this is a superb fancy dress budget replacement, that looks the part. Excellant.


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