The Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton

The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft by Ronald Hutton
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Overview: The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft
Here is a book that brings witchcraft out of the shadows. The Triumph of the Moon is the first full-scale study of the only religion England has ever given the world-modern pagan witchcraft, otherwise known as wicca. Meticulously researched, it provides a thorough account of an ancient religion that has spread from English shores across four continents. For centuries, pagan witchcraft has been linked with chilling images of blood rituals, ghostlike druids, and even human sacrifices. But while Robert Hutton explores this dark side of witchery, he stresses the positive, reminding us that devotion to art, the natural world, femininity, and the classical deities are also central to the practice of wicca. Indeed, the author shows how leading figures in English literature-W.B. Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, and Robert Graves, just to name a few-celebrated these positive aspects of the religion in their work, thereby softening the public perception of witchcraft in Victorian England. From cunning village folk to freemasons and from high magic to the black arts, Hutton chronicles the fascinating process by which actual wiccan practices evolved into what is now a viable modern religion. He also presents compelling biographies of wicca’s principal figures, such as Gerald Gardner, who was inducted into a witch coven at the age of 53, and recorded many clandestine rituals and beliefs. Ronald Hutton is known for his colorful, provocative, and always thoroughly researched studies on original subjects. This work is no exception. It will appeal to anyone interested in witchcraft, paganism and alternative religions.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Dare to Prepare by Ronald M. Shapiro +

Dare to Prepare: How to Win Before You Begin by Ronald M. Shapiro
Requirements: .ePUB, .PDF reader, 1.2 Mb
Overview: Over the course of a forty-year career in the worlds of law, sports, business, and politics, Ron Shapiro has worked with and advised an incredible variety of people. What he’s found is that the secret ingredient for getting into the winner’s circle is simply the discipline of methodical preparation: that old-school, step-by-step way of having all your ducks in a row, whether you are an executive getting ready to do a deal or make a speech; a pitcher studying the traits of opposing hitters and keeping a meticulous notebook of their strengths and weaknesses; an international trade negotiator who knows all about the issues and the people on the other side before sitting down at the table; or a surgeon who rehearses like a classical musician.

Deep down, you know you should do it. But how often do you wing it and fly by the seat of your pants because “Gosh, I don’t have time . . . I’ve done this before . . . I know what I’m doing”? It is obvious that you have to get ready for whatever game you’re playing, but all too frequently methodical preparation is the missing ingredient in today’s world of instant analysis, easy access to information, and glibness that sounds good at first but is unconnected with the reality at hand.

In Dare to Prepare, successful people such as wine guru Robert Parker, investment legend Bill Miller, pianist Leon Fleisher, Goldman Sachs partner Lisa Fontenelli, broadcaster Bob Costas, firefighter Ann Marie Tierney, New York Mets manager Willie Randolph, and many others share the way they apply discipline in preparing for career-changing games, deals, meetings, and interviews. Cal Ripken Jr. played thousands of games in the major leagues but prepared for each like it was his first. NPR host Liane Hansen has interviewed countless people but approaches each interview with the same meticulous research time and time again.

Make sure there are no slips “twixt cup and lip” as you get ready for your next personal or professional challenge by daring to prepare.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Mismatch by Ronald Giphart,‎ Mark van Vugt

Mismatch: How Our Stone Age Brain Deceives Us Every Day (and What We Can Do About It) by Ronald Giphart,‎ Mark van Vugt
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 362 MB
Overview: Our brains evolved to solve the survival problems of our Stone Age ancestors, so when faced with modern-day situations that are less extreme, they often encounter a mismatch. Our primitive brains put us on the wrong foot by responding to stimuli that – in prehistoric times – would have prompted behaviour that was beneficial. If you’ve ever felt an anxious fight-or-flight response to a presenting at a board meeting, equivalent to facing imminent death by sabre-toothed tiger, then you have experienced a mismatch.
Mismatch is about the clash between our biology and our culture. It is about the dramatic contrast between the first few million years of human history – when humans lived as hunters and gatherers in small-scale societies – and the past 12,000 years following the agricultural revolution which have led us to comfortable lives in a very different social structure. Has this rapid transition been good for us? How do we, using our primitive minds, try to survive in a modern information society that radically changes every 10 years or so?
Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt show that humans have changed their environment so drastically that the chances for mismatch have significantly increased, and these conflicts can have profound consequences. Reviewed through mismatch glasses, social, societal, and technological trends can be better understood, ranging from the popularity of Facebook and Internet porn to the desire for cosmetic surgery to our attitudes towards refugees. Mismatches can also affect our physical and psychological well-being, in terms of our attitudes to happiness, physical exercise, choosing good leaders, or finding ways to feel better at home or work.
Finally, Mismatch gives us an insight into politics and policy which could enable governments, institutions and businesses to create an environment better suited to human nature, its potential and its constraints. This audiobook is about converting mismatches into matches. The better your life is matched to how your mind operates, the greater your chances of leading a happy, healthy and productive life.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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The Gift of Dyslexia by Ronald D. Davis, Eldon M. Braun

The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read and How They Can Learn by Ronald D. Davis, Eldon M. Braun
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 135 MB
Overview: At the age of 38, Ronald D. Davis made a discovery about perception that enabled him to read a book cover to cover – for the first time. The methods he devloped have helped thousands of children and adults around the world to overcome reading, writing, study and attention problems. This audio version explains the concepts of Davis Dyslexia Correction (R) for people who would rather listen than read.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire


Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire
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Keto Diet by Ronald Norman

Keto Diet: The Ultimate Ketogenic Cookbook for Beginners: 30 Recipes to Help You Lose Weight and Boost Your Energy by Eating Delicious, High Fat Low Carb Meals by Ronald Norman
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 189 KB
Overview: If you or someone you know is struggling to lose weight, you know exactly how traumatic the experience can be. Not only can it cause major psychological and health problems, being overweight can cause you to lose your sense of self.

Did you know that following a keto diet is one of the most effective ways to lose weight, find relief from common health problems and live in total health?

The Keto diet is one of the most effective and budget-friendly ways to burn fat, reduce inflammation and live in complete health. However, as more people are adopting the keto lifestyle, there’s a lot of really bad information out there.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink

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Healing the Angry Brain by means of Ronald Potter-Efron (.M4B)

Healing the Angry Brain: How Understanding the Way Your Brain Works Can Help You Control Anger and Aggression by means of Ronald Potter-Efron
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 161 MB
Overview: Do you end up:
Becoming so offended you’ve got bother pondering?
Acting rapidly throughout offended outbursts?
Getting so mad that you are feeling out of keep watch over of your movements?
If those sturdy, surprising bursts of anger sound all too acquainted, the have an effect on they have got over your lifestyles. Over time, those responses can in reality hard-wire our brains to reply angrily in scenarios that in most cases would not motive us to lose our cool. These anger pathways within the mind can in the end disrupt your paintings, pressure your relationships, or even harm your well being.
Written by means of anger control professional Ronald Potter-Efron, Healing the Angry Brain mean you can short-circuit the anger cycle and learn how to frivolously take care of even probably the most nerve-racking interactions. You will be informed which spaces of your mind are inflicting your reactions and uncover tips on how to take keep watch over of your feelings by means of rewiring your mind for larger endurance and point of view. This interesting, clinical strategy to anger control will yield long-term effects, serving to you increase larger empathy and put efficient warfare solution abilities into follow for years yet to come.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Napoleon’s Cursed War by Ronald Fraser

Napoleon’s Cursed War: Popular Resistance in the Spanish Peninsular War, 1808-1814 by Ronald Fraser
Requirements: .PDF reader, 21.2mb
Overview: In this definitive account of the Peninsular War (1808-14), Napoleon’s six-year war against Spain, Ronald Fraser examines what led to the emperor’s devastating defeat against the popular opposition-the guerrillas-and their British and Portuguese allies. As well as relating the histories of the great political and military figures of the war, Fraser brings to life the anonymous masses-the artisans, peasants and women who fought, suffered and died-and restores their role in this barbaric war to its rightful place while overturning the view that this was a straightforward military campaign. This vivid, meticulously researched book offers a distinct and profound vision of “Napoleon’s Vietnam” and shows the reality of the disasters of war: the suffering, discontents and social upheaval that accompanied the fighting.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Formula by Ronald F. Ferguson, Tatsha Robertson (.M4B)

The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children by Ronald F. Ferguson, Tatsha Robertson
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 283 MB
Overview: We all want our children to reach their fullest potential – to be smart and well adjusted, and to make a difference in the world. We wonder why, for some people, success seems to come so naturally.
Could the secret be how they were parented?
This book unveils how parenting helped shape some of the most fascinating people you will ever encounter, by doing things that almost any parent can do. You don’t have to be wealthy or influential to ensure your child reaches their greatest potential. What you do need is commitment – and the strategies outlined in this book.
In The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children, Harvard economist Ronald Ferguson, named in a New York Times profile as the foremost expert on the US educational "achievement gap," along with award-winning journalist Tatsha Robertson, reveal an intriguing blueprint for helping children from all types of backgrounds become successful adults.
Informed by hundreds of interviews, the book includes never-before-published insights from the "How I was Parented Project" at Harvard University, which draws on the varying life experiences of 120 Harvard students. Ferguson and Robertson have isolated a pattern with eight roles of the "Master Parent" that make up the Formula: the Early Learning Partner, the Flight Engineer, the Fixer, the Revealer, the Philosopher, the Model, the Negotiator, and the GPS Navigational Voice.
The Formula combines the latest scientific research on child development, learning, and brain growth and illustrates with life stories of extraordinary individuals – from the Harvard-educated Ghanian entrepreneur who, as the young child of a rural doctor, was welcomed in his father’s secretive late-night political meetings; to the nation’s youngest state-wide elected official, whose hardworking father taught him math and science during grueling days on the family farm in Kentucky; to the DREAMer immigration lawyer whose low-wage mother pawned her wedding ring to buy her academically outstanding child a special flute.
The Formula reveals strategies on how you – regardless of race, class, or background – can help your children become the best they can be and shows ways to maximize their chances for happy and purposeful lives.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Earth Architecture by Ronald Rael

Earth Architecture by Ronald Rael
Requirements: .PDF reader, 20 MB
Overview: Dirt-as in clay gravel sand silt soil loam mud-is everywhere and it’s free. The ground we walk on and grow crops in also just happens to be the most widely used building material on the planet.
Civilizations throughout time have used it to create stable warm low-impact structures. The world’s first skyscrapers were built of mud brick. Paul Revere Chairman Mao and Ronald Reagan all lived in earth houses at various points in their lives and several of the buildings housing Donald Judd’s priceless collection at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa Texas are made of mud brick.
Currently it is estimated that one half of the world’s population-approximately three billion people on six continents-lives or works in buildings constructed of earth. And while the vast legacy of traditional and vernacular earthen construction has been widely discussed little attention has been paid to the contemporary tradition of earth architecture. Author Ronald Rael founder of Eartharchitecture.org provides a history of building with earth in the modern era focusing particularly on projects constructed in the last few decades that use rammed earth mud brick compressed earth cob and several other interesting techniques. Earth Architecture presents a selection of more than 40 projects that exemplify new creative uses of the oldest building material on the planet.
Rael’s engaging narrative addresses the misconceptions associated with earth architecture. Many assume that it’s only used for housing in poor rural areas-but there are examples of airports embassies hospitals museums and factories that are made of earth. It’s also assumed that earth is a fragile ephemeral material while in reality some of the oldest extant buildings on the planet are made of earth. Rael also touches on many topics that pervade both architecture and popular media today such as the ecological benefits and the politics of building with earth particularly in developing nations where earth buildings are often thought of as pre-modern or backward. With engaging discussion and more than 300 images Earth Architecture showcases the beauty and simplicity of one of humankind’s most evolved and sophisticated building technologies.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Deleuze and Asia by Ronald Bogue, Hanping Chiu+

Deleuze and Asia by Ronald Bogue, Hanping Chiu, Yu-lin Lee
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.7 MB
Overview: Interest in the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze has grown exponentially over the last two decades, and, in recent years, Asian scholars have come to see rich possibilities for developing his thought within an Asian context. In this, the first collection devoted to Deleuze and Asia, several Asian and Western scholars explore Deleuzian themes and concepts in areas ranging from philosophy and religion to new media studies, cultural studies, theater, architecture, painting, film, and literature. Topics addressed include: onto-aesthetics in Deleuze and Taoism; Deleuzian univocity of being and the Original Enlightenment Thought of Mahayana Buddhism; Leibnizian and Bergsonian influences in Deleuze and the Japanese philosopher Nishida; Deleuze’s theater of philosophy and its parallels in Beijing Opera, Kathikali Dance Drama and No Theater; Deleuze’s concept of the fold and sonic space in Asian architecture; the fold and visual space in Hokusai’s "Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji"; the Walkman, contemporary Japanese anomie and Deleuzian nomadism; and, Deleuzian "faciality" and the cultural politics of facial images in Korean beauty pageants. It also includes: the 2011 Taiwanese film Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale and the Deleuzian concepts of the minor and the people to come; Deleuzian haecceities, affects and fragmented spaces in the films of Lou Ye and Wong Kar-wai; the Nu Shu writing system-the only writing system developed exclusively by women – and the formation of a female people to come; and Deleuzian minor literature and its relationship to globalization, nationalism and regionalism in Asian literature. These essays map new directions in East-West research that promise to invigorate Asian studies and disclose hitherto unrecognized dimensions of Deleuze’s thought.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Ronald C. White Jr. – A. Lincoln: …

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Babies by Design by Ronald M Green (.M4B)

Babies by Design: The Ethics of Genetic Choice by Ronald M Green
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 231 MB
Overview: Already technology enables parents to select some genetic traits for their children, and soon it will be possible to begin to shape ourselves as a species. Countering loud cries of alarm, bioethics expert Ronald Green explains why our fears about genetic engineering are overblown and how we can move forward responsibly to create a better future.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Ronald Reagan: 100 Years

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