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Standing Polar Bear Puppet
Standing Polar Bear Puppet
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great puppet, 13 Dec 2012
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Folkmannis puppets are a bit expensive, but they're always good quality. This bear is no different - he's cute and has great deatils like the claws on his hands and feet. Adorable.


Vampire Fairy Costume - Women's Medium Size 6-10
Vampire Fairy Costume - Women's Medium Size 6-10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality and style, 13 Dec 2012
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I got this for my daughter at haloween. I wasn';t expecting too much, but it was amazing. Great styling, quality stiching and materials and a great vampire look overall.


Why Johnny Can't Think
Why Johnny Can't Think
by Joe Sobran
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilariously Honest, 13 Dec 2012
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This is one of the best books I have read. It's language is horrifically simple, yet it shows how simple-minded liberal thinking is. It's hilarious and serious. I'd recommend it to anyone who doesn't think offending university professors and the liberal elite should be a hanging offense.


Archeofuturism
Archeofuturism
by Michael O'Meara
Edition: Paperback
Price: 17.02

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bold, uncompromising vision of Europe's future, 26 Sep 2011
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Guillaume Faye's Archeofuturism is neither a defence of the left nor the right. Such terms distract attention from the genuine opposition between progressivism and traditionalism. Yet, if you are a progressive, you would do well to avoid this book. It will only serve to raise your blood pressure. It may even drive you to construct mindless straw-man arguments against it, or even resort to vacuous ad-hominem attacks - truly a waste of an afternoon! If, on the other hand, you are a traditionalist, Guillaume Faye's Archeofuturism is a notion you would be wise not to ignore.

According to Faye's book, modern progressive liberalism has stagnated. People no longer believe in the liberal fantasy that tomorrow will be better than today. Technology, science, globalism, capitalist greed, and empty political ideas - are all making our lives worse, not better. Progressive Western societies are no longer creating genuine freedoms - they are simply retreating into a charade: endlessly generating pointless lists of 'values' and abstract rights whilst ignoring modern society's chronic, deep-rooted problems.

In Faye's view, Europe's soft humanism, its superficial tolerance and it stupefying mass media spectacle, all demonstrate that progressivism is a dying idea. Liberal Western societies can no longer disguise the rot: social violence, the collapse of genuine public liberties, crime, insecurity and brazen economic exploitation. In addition, there is the human cost of mass immigration, widespread environmental damage, waste and pollution and brazen government monitoring of its own population. Progressivism and liberalism - no longer able to address people's genuine concerns - are turning on their own populations.

Faye believes modern European societies - hampered by their progressive mindset and unable to lead - will soon face a "convergence of catastrophies" which will tear them apart. But what will come next? Faye is right that many traditionalists, filled with an unrealistic sense of nostalgia, will simply long to return to the past. Faye rejects this. His solution is a radical synthesis of the past and the future which, he argues, will breathe new life into both. The future should be an uncompromising European federation of regions where the traditional and the futuristic sit side by side. Faye's treatise is an organic collection covering a broad range of topic areas and styles. Yet, although it was written in 1997, it reads as if it had been written yesterday.

Archeofuturism is not a dogmatic, fixed view of Europe's future; it is an invitation to think about traditionalism in a radically different way. For its audacity and thought-provoking ideas alone - five stars.
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Underdog [DVD]
Underdog [DVD]
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Won over by the script!, 13 July 2008
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When my daughter made me buy this I was dreading the idea of watching it. What could be worse that yet another annoing film about a superhero? And a dog - what kind of superhero could that be, other than lame?

This just goes to show how WRONG you can be in pre-judging a movie. This movie isn't deep (why should it be), but the script is hilarious, the characters are great and the overall effect is fantastic - it's a genuinely funny movie which you will want to watch with your family over and over again.

This film is worth buying just for the script!


What Does It All Mean?: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy
What Does It All Mean?: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy
by Thomas Nagel
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Philosophical Apperatif, 6 July 2007
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Nagel is well known for the clarity of his thought and writing. This small book is an excellent read for someone with little knowledge of philosophy. The topics are broad and interesting yet, by the end, you will be much closer to knowing whether you find philosophy interesting as a subject.

This book is well suited to its target audience: people with little experience of philosophy who would like to explore some very interesting ideas - and to see if philosophy is suited to them.

If you have already studied philosophy you will almost certainly find this a little too basic. If so, pick another of Nagel's books (he is a truly great and interesting thinker).
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The Non-Local Universe: The New Physics and Matters of the Mind
The Non-Local Universe: The New Physics and Matters of the Mind
by Robert Nadeau
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.00

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple yet technically superb, 21 Sep 2006
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Anyone interested in the area of quantum mechanics should read this book. It is easy to understand, yet detailed and technically superb - explaining the various different interpretations that are available. This book is particularly impressive in bridging the knowledge gap that most books on the subject leave - the gap between quantum mechanics and what it implies for the human mind and our everyday lives. For anyone that thinks quantum mechanics has nothing (or very little) to do with reality - think again!

The main strength of this book is its uncompromising tenacity in explaining and staying with the facts. Where little is known, the authors explain the various thories that are around and their likely implications. For me, this book is the best available explanation of quantum mechanics and its unexpected possibilities.


Who is My Self?: A Guide to Buddhist Meditation
Who is My Self?: A Guide to Buddhist Meditation
by Ayya Khema
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.72

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An intuitive guide to meditation and investigating the self, 11 July 2006
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This book is perfect for anyone interested in knowing more about Buddhist meditation and the true nature of the self (as anatta - no soul/self).

Khema explains the eight jhanas ( meditative absorbtions/levels) in a way that is simple yet fascinating. The book clearly explains what each jhana is, what it feels like and how you should go about practicing to reach it. Hence, it is an excellent "map of the territory"; allowing you to recognise where you are (what jhana you have reached) and what lies ahead. I have found it to be a very useful book wich I refer to often.

This book provides a very good description of how meditation on the jhanas fits into insight meditation and other Buddhist practices such as moral development, mindfulness, etc.

The focus of this book is on the meditative absorbtions and realizing that the self is an illusive construct of the human mind. I would suggest that it is particularly relevant if, like me, you tend to be overly scientific or rational. This book helps you direct your meditation at realizing the truth of anatta; both by discussing it and by trying to experience it as a meditation subject.

Khema's intuitive handling of the meditative absorbtions and the concept of anatta brings clairty and warmth to both.


Buddhism Plain and Simple (Arkana)
Buddhism Plain and Simple (Arkana)
by Steve Hagen
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.12

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing wisdom - whether you're a Buddhist or not, 25 Feb 2006
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Whether you're a Buddhist or not, matters not. The philosophy and wisdom of this text is way beyond categorization.
Your outlook on life will be positively changed by reading this simply written but profound little "gem" of a book. Why am I so sure of this? Simply the fact that many people, like myself, are desparately searching to find something meaningful, answers to real questions, and going about it logically (or worse still simply believing what you are told to believe). This book is a testimony to the fact that our whole way of seeking truth is inappropriate to the task.
Whatever religion you are (or even if you have lost faith in God altogether) forget your preconceptions of Buddhism and see things in a radical, but infinately natural, new way. Steve Hagen shows, decisively, that our whole way of thinking about spirituality, religion and ourselves is damaging and counter-productive. His simple yet penetrating way of looking at the world is, at first, shockingly inverted. Yet once past the initial "surprise" you will find, as I did, that many things that once seemed impossible to resolve fall naturally into place.
I am not a Buddhist, but I have learned a great deal from this beautiful book; not least that sometimes a complete perspective shift is needed before you even know that you have a problem!
I am sincerely grateful to Steve Hagen for taking the time to write this amazing book. I aim to do the only sensible thing left to do after reading it - put his words into practice. Read this book and wake up.
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Secret Teachings of All Ages
Secret Teachings of All Ages
by Manly P. Hall
Edition: Paperback
Price: 17.90

35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterly Review of Spirituality and Mysticism, 20 May 2005
This book has been in accolade since 1928. The reasons for this immediately become obvious as soon as you open the book. A hefty tome of over 700 pages, each page oozes with knowledge, research and carefully planned arguements and ideas about the mythology, the mysteries and world spirituality. The amount of reasearch alone is impressive, yet when added to the authors mastery of the subject, magical use of language and intricate artwork the reader is left in awe. This has to be one of the best and most inspiring books ever written on the subject.
Although written in 1928, this book is a timeless masterpiece. It deserves nothing less than the full 5-star rating.


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