LOVE IN THE TIME OF ALGORITHMS HB What Technology Does For Meeting and Dating Dan Slater
The online-dating industry now serves millions and millions of singles worldwide. Once considered the realm of the lonely and desperate, this phenomenon has been embraced by every demographic.
Dan Slater tells the remarkable story of how online dating is spurring on a new kind of sexual revolution. Thanks to the efficiency of the Internet, compatible mates are no longer a scarce commodity. Efficiency and control are altering our perception of what's possible in our personal lives and reconditioning our feelings about stability and commitment.
Blending history, psychology and interviews with site creators and users, Slater takes readers behind the scenes of a fascinating business. Dating sites like Match and Plenty of Fish capitalise on our quest for love. But how do their creators' ideas about profits, morality and the nature of desire shape the virtual worlds they've created for us and the relationships we engage in offline?
LOVE IS NOT FOR COWARDS How Understanding Your Past Can Transform Your Relationship Birgit Weber
LOVE IS NOT FOR COWARDS is a guide to developing a more loving and honest relationship. Leading Danish psychotherapist ,Birgit Weber, believes we can only create close relationships through facing our inner conflicts that are developed in early life. This involves us recognising childhood influences on our behaviour and their effects on our feelings as adults.
In Birgit Weber's view, we are influenced by the love, or lack thereof, we experienced in our childhood. What did our parents teach us about ourselves, and what have been the consequences of that? The relationship we had with our parents sets the scene for our reaction to the loves we meet later on.
LOVE IS NOT FOR COWARDS encourages us to look at inappropriate patterns or 'blind spots' we may have formed in order to survive as children. Birgit Weber explores how these may have developed, the way they still may affect our love relationships and what it takes to shed them in adulthood. Only when we take responsibility for our own problems can we develop a relationship where love deepens.
There are common traps we can fall into - trying to change each other through criticism and manipulation in order to avoid coming into contact with our own inner conflicts, for example.
LOVE IS NOT FOR COWARDS is at once confronting, insightful, reassuring and exhilarating. On the challenging journey of love and self-exploration, this book is a valuable companion.
LOVE TACTICS How To Win The One You Want Thomas W. McKnight and Robert H. Phillips
Maybe that special someone is not as far out of reach as you think. Maybe what you need are a few effective strategies to finally make the right moves. Even if you're very shy a little on the quiet side or simply not the social success you'd like to be LOVE TACTICS may have the answers you're looking for. Divided into two sections LOVE TACTICS presents dozens of techniques that are designed to help you in the most exciting search-and-succeed activities of your life. These strategies which are found in Part One will help you win the love of that special someone. With each tactic you'll find yourself becoming more enthusiastic confident and eager to approach the person of your dreams in an effort to win his or her love. For those who have already found a romantic partner but have lost or are in danger of losing that person Part Two presents tactics for winning back a lost love. Written in a warm easy-going style this book offers a wealth of practical advice on how to get the one you love to love you back. You don't have to settle for anything (or anyone) less. The dream is in sight - and LOVE TACTICS is all you need to make that dream a reality.
LOVE UNLIMITED The Joys and Challenges of Open Relationships Leonie Linssen and Stephan Wik
Open relationship, polamory, swinging, friends with benefits - are these the new faces of 21st century relationships? Or are they simply recipes for relationship disaster? In LOVE UNLIMITED: we follow the stories of 12 couples and individuals who are grappling with the complexities and challenges of 'responsible non-monogamy'.
These stories, derived from real-life case studies, have a varied cast of characters - monogamous, heterosexual, homosexual, bi-sexual, polyamorous - but they all feature people who share a desire to find practical, down-to-earth and realistic solutions to their life situations. The stories are accompanied by detailed and informed background information on the issues and concepts involved. The tools and tips at the end of each chapter provide valuable assistance in getting to grips with any of the subjects covered.
The book, also, contains a series of short, informative texts that give the reader fascinating insights into how other cultures and traditions, ranging from the Taoist to the Celtic and beyond, have accommodated non-monogamous, loving relationships.
This is the only book in its field that is based on case studies (rather than simple interviews) derived from real, mainstream individuals and couples. The book allows the reader to follow the real-life experiences of a wide variety of people grappling with the challenges that the desire to explore an open relationship brings. This is in stark contrast to some other books that draw only on the author's own personal experience with the inevitable bias that follows. In addition many of the existing books are targeted towards more 'fringe' readerships.
LOVE, LIGHT & LAUGHTER Find the Love You Want...Enhance the Love You Have...with Relationship Secrets of The Enchanted Couple Amy Zerner & Monte Farber
Part autobiography, part self-help, and part laugh-out-loud hoot, this is no ordinary relationship book. No matter whether you want to change, end, or start a creative, intimate relationship, this book gives tons of true-life tips for putting your partnership first and making it work. It's no secret that sharing stories is a way to teach others what you know. In Love, Light, and Laughter, Monte Farber and Amy Zerner share the story of their remarkable union, along with more than 26 secrets for an enchanted relationship. The title Love, Light, and Laughter describes the course of any enchanted relationship. First comes love. Then you need to work always to shed light on yourselves and your relationship. But no relationship endures without laughter.
Sabrina Fox' new book, Loved By Angels is a very personal, honest and often humorous description of her journey in search of angels. The reader is immediately drawn into participating in this search and can identify with her joy, concerns, doubts and findings. Her writing is straight-forward, down to earth, and full of infectious enthusiasm.
Relationships, especially love relationships, are among the most fulfilling as well as challenging aspects of human existence. Many books have been written on the subject, and it is one of the most explored themes in the visual arts. With her visionary art, Sulamith Wulfing captured the many different aspects of relationship. This deck, with color reproductions of her paintings, takes an intuitive approach to relationship work, and can be used alone or with a partner.
The deck is used by laying out the cards with color images face up. Individuals or couples relax and concentrate on the relationship for which they seek answers. Allowing the Higher Self to choose the right card, they make a selection, read the message, and take it to their hearts. They may then discuss the message, coming to a deeper understanding of their relationship.
LOVING EVERY MOMENT The Simple Way to Change Your Life David Stirling with Uranda Stirling
David Stirling had a very simple idea that changed his life. Basing his choices on the spiritual teaching he had discovered over the years, he realised that to take every experience or feeling, however difficult, and simply love it, was absolutely transformative. All of a sudden his life had meaning and the pitfalls of life were simply reminders of the need to be constantly creative with our thoughts.
LOVING EVERY MOMENT tells the story of how to apply this principle in your life. Simple though the principle is, we all need strategies for how to remember it. This is a book of strategies for remembering - remembering to love every moment.
Fear itself goes running when we say 'I love this moment exactly as it is'. Anger cannot exist beside 'I love this situation exactly as it is'. Our whole perception changes when we say of another person, maybe someone we have had difficulty with, 'I love this person exactly how they are'.
No one's life will ever be the same after reading and practising LOVING EVERY MOMENT.
The Work of Byron Katie has helped millions of people across the world. It has turned the minds of many people inside out and left them in a state of dazzling clarity where everything makes sense for the first time.
In this DVD, two dissatisfied women use The Work to question their unexamined thoughts about love. Watch as each one realises how her partner is in fact her perfect mirror. And watch the amazing shift that occurs when you glimpse your true love, the one you're always with - your own self. If you can't love yourself, how can you love someone else? (dvxs, dvzh)
LOVING WHAT IS
Card Deck 52 Meditations on Reality Byron Katie
Byron Katie is known throughout the world for her clarity, humour and open heart. Fifty-two of her most insightful and provocative sayings are presented hre in a deck of cards that can be carried anywhere and used at any time. It is Katie's hope that by living with these insights, people will open more fully to their own truths and become lovers of what is.
Experts agree that the key to lasting relationships is good communication but the crucial role that boundaries - or personal space - play in discussions decision - making fighting making up and all other aspects of couple's lives is not always understood. This book fills an important need by explaining the importance of maintaining a sense of self that is distinct from your partner. Martha Beveridge an experienced relationship therapist explains why romantic relationships often deteriorate from the heady intensity of early love in to day to day struggles over boundary issues that tear couples apart. Her book gives readers practical creative and unique strategies for transforming struggle in to exploration and hostility in to deeper intimacy.
LOVING YOURSELF Four Steps to a Happier You Daphne Kingma
All the self-help books and advice, all the therapy and support groups, even the most fabulous, successful career in the world won't really help at all until we learn to love ourselves. In Loving Yourself, Daphne Kingma claims that until we practice loving ourselves and it takes a lot of practice we will never be able to love others fully and completely. She writes, "When we haven't learned how to love ourselves well, we keep getting stuck on this simple first rung of the ladder not knowing how or how well to treat others, having problems with what we call boundaries, stumbling in the swamps of low self-esteem and thickets of self-loathing that derail us in our efforts to 'love others as we love ourselves'." For so many of us, loving ourselves is our greatest emotional problem. Kingma points out that self-love is not narcissism, egotism, greed, self-righteousness, self-involvement, stubbornness, or conceit all of which have given genuine self-love a bad name. "Rather, it is the singing spring from which we become who we were each one of us most truly meant to be."
Reading Loving Yourself, the reader takes a journey to their selves a journey of how they lost their selves, and thereby their ability to love their selves. Kingma names six life themes including abandonment, neglect, and abuse that help readers identify themes in their lives and decide what to do with these themes as they discover them.
No matter what the reader's wound or life story is, Kingma shows with gentle patience and intelligent advice how each of us can start to love ourselves through a simple four-step process: 1. Speaking out of our heart's desires 2. Acting out to meet them 3. Clearing out old patterns 4. Setting out on a new path
LSD AND THE DIVINE SCIENTIST The Final Thoughts and Reflections of Albert Hofmann Albert Hofmann
Foreword by Christian Rätsch
Best known as the first person to synthesise, ingest and discover the psychedelic effects of LSD, Albert Hofmann was more than just a chemist. A pioneer in the field of visionary plant research, he was one of the first people to suggest the use of entheogens for psychological healing and spiritual growth. His insights into the consciousness-expanding effects of psychedelics as well as human nature, the psyche and the nature of reality earned him a reputation as a mystical scientist and visionary philosopher.
This book - Hofmann's last work before his death in 2008 at the age of 102 - offers the acclaimed scientist's personal experiences and thoughts on chemistry, the natural sciences, mind-altering drugs, the soul and the search for happiness and meaning in life. Hofmann explains different methods of pharmaceutical research based on traditional plant medicine and discusses psilocybin, the active compound in psychedelic mushrooms that he discovered. He examines the psychological role of psychoactives, their therapeutic potential and their use in easing the life-to-death transition. Sharing a different side of the father of LSD, one known only to his friends and close colleagues, this book, also, includes the poetry of this mystical prophet of psychedelic science.
· Shares a different side of the father of LSD, one known only to his friends and close colleagues · Explains Hofmann's different methods of pharmaceutical research based on traditional plant medicine · Includes the poetry of this mystical prophet of psychedelic science
LSD SPIRITUALITY AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS Based on the Groundbreaking Research of Oscar Janiger M.D. Marlene Dobkin de Rios and Oscar Janiger
In 1954 a Los Angeles psychiatrist began experimenting with a still new chemical discovery known as LSD-25. For a period of eight years Dr. Oscar Janiger gave LSD-25 to more than 90 men and women ranging in age from 18-81 and coming from all walks in life. The data collected by the author during those trials and from follow-up studies done 40 years later is now available here for the first time along with the authors' examination of its ramifications on creativity imagination and spirituality. With the help of co-author Marlene Dobkin de Rios a medical anthropologist who has studied the use of hallucinogens in tribal and third world societies this book considers the spiritual implications of these finding in comparison with indigenous groups that employ psychoactive substances in their religious ceremonies. The authors also examine the nature of the creative process influenced by psychedelics and provide artwork and poetry from the original experiment sessions that allow the reader to personally witness LSD's impact on creativity. The studies recounted in LSD SPIRITUALITY AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS depict an important moment in the history of consciousness and a testament that reveals the psychic unity of humanity.
LSD:DOORWAY TO THE NUMINOUS The Groundbreaking Psychedelic Research into the Realms of the Human Unconscious Stanislav Grof
Stanislav Grof's first 17 years of research into the non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by LSD and other psychedelics led to a revolutionary understanding of the human psyche. His research was the impetus behind a vastly expanded cartography of the unconscious, including two new realms still unacknowledged by official academic circles – the perinatal domain, which holds memories of the various stages of birth and the transpersonal domain which mediates experiential identification with other species and mythic figures, visits archetypal realms, accesses past life memories and unites with the cosmic creative principle.
The research presented in this book provides a map of the psyche that is essential for understanding such phenomena as shamanism and near-death experiences as well as other extraordinary states of consciousness. This map has led to the development of important new therapies in psychiatry and psychology for treating mental conditions often seen as disease and, therefore, suppressed by medication. It, also, provides a new threshold to understanding and entering the numinous realm of the spirit.
This is a new edition of Realms of the Human Consciousness.
LUCID DREAMING Gateway to the Inner Self Robert Waggoner
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self is the account of an extraordinarily talented lucid dreamer who goes beyond the boundaries of both psychology and religion. In the process, he stumbles upon the Inner Self.
While lucid (consciously aware) in the dream state and able to act and interact with dream figures, objects, and settings, dream expert Robert Waggoner experienced something transformative and unexpected. He was able to interact consciously with the dream observer - the apparent Inner Self - within the dream. At first this seemed shocking, even impossible, since psychology normally alludes to such theoretical inner aspects as the Subliminal Self, the Center, the Internal Self-Helper in vague and theoretical ways. Waggoner came to realize, however, that aware interaction with the Inner Self was not only possible, but actual and highly inspiring. He concluded that while aware in the dream state, one has both a psychological tool and a platform from which to understand dreaming and the larger picture of man's psyche as well. Waggoner proposes 5 stages of lucid dreaming and guides readers through them, offering advice for those who have never experienced the lucid dream state and suggestions for how experienced lucid dreamers can advance to a new level.
Lucid Dreaming offers exciting insights and vivid illustrations that will intrigue not only avid dreamworkers but anyone who is interested in consciousness, identity, and the definition of reality.
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