2016 Reprint of 1908 Edition. This guide offers a modern interpretation of Hermetic doctrine, distilling its teachings into seven compelling principles that can be applied to self-development in daily life. For centuries, the legendary Egyptian man-god Hermes Trismegistus - regarded as the father of astrology, alchemy, and other magical arts - inspired writers and readers of occult literature. In 1908, the anonymous authors known as "Three Initiates" prepared this concise and engaging edition of the master's teachings. It outlines the Hermetic principles and then examines them in depth, offering direct quotations from the source material, followed by clear explanations. The best introduction to Hermeticism for beginners and adepts alike, this definitive edition of one of esoteric literature's classics explores principles relevant to any religious, spiritual, or magical tradition.
This book identifies some broad parameters that could guide a political project of peacemaking at the territorial borders of the nation-state.
Contemporary border controls have been analysed by critical criminologists in terms of criminalisation and state crime, and are often characterised as a form of war at the border. In a policy context in which current understandings of the law and politics of national sovereignty and the economic imperatives of neo-liberal globalization appear to reduce the space available for practical action, this volume adopts an innovative methodology to identify the conditions of possibility for a relaxation of border defences.
Each contributor discusses the prospects for a relaxation of border controls within a specified 'border domain' that aligns with their field of expertise. These domains have been identified by asking the question: What is the purpose of contemporary territorial borders? What interests and values are they mobilised to protect? The authors engage in a thought experiment, each addressing an identical set of questions within their assigned domain. The idea is to contain the prospect of unlimited speculation about the future by setting out a series of steps derived from scenario planning techniques, in which a 'preferred future' is identified (in this case, a future in which border crossing is available on an equitable and relatively open basis), and practical steps are then identified to reach the imagined goal. The imagined future could be a differently bordered, not a borderless world. There may still be inequalities in mobility and other entitlements in practice in this differently bordered world, and it could be a more physically settled world, not necessarily a world of incessant motion. These possibilities are worked through by the individual authors' giving close attention to the empirical realities and prospects for change within their assigned domain.
This book will be of much interest to students of border studies, migration, peacemaking, critical security studies and IR in general.
In this comprehensive glossary, the reader will find the necessary definitions needed to navigate the labyrinth of terms and phrases used in development literature. Unlike traditional dictionaries, this guide explains the origin of terms and places definitions within the historical context of the literature. It provides an up-to-date guide to all the terms and definitions dealing with development studies. Mason has also included information on development institutions and many of the journals and publications that have emerge from the development field. Here the reader will find clear definitions for concepts such as "dependency theory," "democratization," "gender and development," "globalization," "participation" and "patriarchy." For all those who have had to grapple with this terminology, the explanations can now be found in this complete guide.
Bob the Westie once again puts paw to paper to offer a few pearls of wisdom to his fellow canines. This time it's the old enemy Cats.Don't be fooled by their apparent small stature and fluffy cuteness, these things have super powers that you can only dream of, and their instincts are as sharp as their claws. Luckily help is at hand A Dog's Guide to Cats contains all dogs need to get one step ahead of the game, including how to build a cunning trap that will give hours of cat free pleasure!Packed with vital information, it also includes some heart wrenching and cautionary tales sent in by fellow canines.Can Bob help them find solutions to their cat problems?
Human Dignity and Spirituality is the fruit of a conference organised by the Justice Commission of the Conference of Religious of Ireland. The papers in this book address the issue of human dignity in a globalised world where millions of people exist in a manner that is beneath human dignity. It is hoped that the insights offered in these pages will facilitate reflection and stimulate further thought and debate widely.