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Rude Awakening


Author : P. T. Mistlberger
language : en
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date : 2012-05-25


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We live in the Golden Age of publishing for spiritual, esoteric, and new age books of all conceivable stripes (and then there is the Internet). Amongst this wild proliferation of available information there has occurred a cheapening effect, in which many teachings have been watered down to make them palatable for a public with diminishing attention spans and suffering from information overload. For the sincere spiritual seeker there needs to be an awareness of the various ways we can go astray on the path, or fall off the path altogether. The whole idea of spirituality is to be awake, yet it is all too easy to simply end up in yet another dream world, thinking that we have found some higher truth. Rude Awakening: Perils, Pitfalls, and Hard Truths of the Spiritual Path is dedicated to examining, under a sharp light, the many ways our spiritual development goes wrong, or disappears altogether in the sheer crush of books and the routine grind of daily life.

Rude Awakening


Author : Mauro F. Guillen
language : en
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date : 2018-04-10


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In the wake of World War II, a number of institutions designed to promote a liberal global economic and geopolitical order were established—the International Monetary Fund, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (forerunner of the World Trade Organization), and the World Bank in the economic sphere, and the United Nations in the geopolitical realm. Although these organizations were far from perfect, their actions promoted rising living standards and political freedoms for all. Liberalism thus reengineered represented a fundamental bet on the supremacy of democracy and the market economy, and spurred the transformation of North America, Western Europe, and Japan into prosperous societies, each with a large and vibrant middle class and a social safety net. Now, however, this liberal geopolitical and economic order is under attack. The free movement of goods, services, money, people, and information that once formed the recipe for progress under liberalism is blamed by many for rising inequality, mass migrations, and the declining legitimacy of political parties, as well as the fragmentation of global superpower relations. Nationalism, xenophobia, and populism continue to advance at the right and left ends of the political spectrum, eroding the moderate middle ground. In Rude Awakening, Mauro F. Guillén argues for an improved international arrangement to provide for stability and prosperity. He offers key considerations that a reinvented global liberal order must address—from finding a balance between markets and governments to confronting present realities, such as rapid technological change and social inequality, to recognizing that Europe and the United States can no longer attempt by themselves to steer the global economy. Rude Awakening affirms the potential of liberalism still to provide a flexible framework for governments, businesses, workers, and citizens to explore and make necessary compromises and coalitions for a better future.

Rude Awakening


Author : Colonel (retired) Pat B. Stogran
language : en
Publisher: FriesenPress
Release Date : 2015-12-21


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Following a military career of over thirty years, which includes deployments to Bosnia and Afghanistan, Colonel Pat Stogran becomes Canada’s first Veterans Ombudsman. The new Office of the Veterans Ombudsman is intended to be a symbol of Canada’s commitment to the members and veterans of the Canadian Forces, who accept unlimited liability in the service of our country and often make traumatic, life-altering sacrifices. Colonel Stogran is proud to take the assignment, seeing it as an opportunity to give back to all those who serve. But in the next three years, as he encounters nothing but intransigence and malfeasance in the hallowed halls of government, he undergoes a rude awakening to the cesspool of callousness, deceit, and neglect that is the Government of Canada’s response to the needs of its veterans. Stogran’s exposure to the real Government of Canada, which is hidden from the view of mainstream Canadians, reveals that it is nothing like the myth that has been built up around it as a caring and committed model for the rest of the world. It is an experience he describes as more traumatic than the years he spent in war zones, and it will cause him to question what it really means to be a Canadian. Part shocking exposé, part dire and urgent warning, Rude Awakening reveals a culture of government that victimizes our veterans and could also very well threaten the quality of life we all enjoy as Canadians.

Rude Awakening


Author : Veronica Chadwick
language : en
Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited
Release Date : 2010-04-01


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Jaimee Turner spent years married to a man who demanded nothing of her--especially physically. After his unexpected death, she's finally gaining her own footing, only to find herself thrown completely off balance by Lucas, a man who awakens desires she never knew she had.

A Rude Awakening For A Boy With Autism


Author : Amelia Chin
language : en
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
Release Date : 2014-10-21


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Unravelling some spectrums of autism through the short, captivating accounts of a mother’s own experiences, this book is an inspirational read and an eye-opener. The perseverance of a mother’s love triumphs against all odds to see the unlocking of a maze – the little known atypical world of autism. “In this book, we are allowed into the honesty of Aaron’s struggles; his questions of ‘why me?’; his own spiritual development; his inspiring progress and determination to learn actions and behaviours that would make him appear ‘normal’, to fit in like everyone else. The result: he has ‘publicly and officially lost his autism stigma.” Pastor Anne Iuliano (Sydney) “A must-read for families coping with autism! This book offers pragmatic suggestions for coping with the uncertainties in the patterns of behaviour of autistic children. Autism has such a wide spectrum that plausibly no two cases are alike.” Dato’ Leela Mohd Ali, Trustee and CEO of PENYAYANG (a Malaysian NGO) “It is a book that everyone must read. It will enlighten us on what the ‘power of love’ can accomplish. Read it, understand it, experience it, and declare it!” Rev. Wong Kim Kong, JMN (Kuala Lumpur

A Rude Awakening Horatio Stubbs Book 3


Author : Brian Aldiss
language : en
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date : 2012-07-02


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The final volume of the Horatio Stubbs trilogy, available as an ebook for the first time.

Rude Awakenings


Author : James W. Heisig
language : en
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date : 1995-01


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"To many scholars in the world of religious studies, Zen is a world apart from the world of politics, and the philosophy of the Kyoto school is a politically neutral blend of intellectual traditions East and West, Buddhist and Christian. This volume challenges those assumptions by focusing on the question of nationalism in the work of Japanese Buddhist thinkers during and after the Pacific War. Fifteen Japanese and Western scholars offer a variety of critical perspectives concerning the political responsibility of intellectuals and the concrete historical consequences of working within a religious or philosophical tradition." "The first group of essays debates the role of Zen Buddhism in wartime Japan." "A second group of essays examines the political thought and activities of Nishida Kitaro, the doyen of the Kyoto school." "A third group of essays questions the complicity of other philosophers of the Kyoto school in the wartime spirit of nationalism and analyzes the ideas of modernity and the modern nation-state then current in Japan." "This carefully documented volume offers a wealth of information and reflection for those interested in prewar and wartime history, Zen, Japanese philosophy, and the problem of nationalism today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved