Die Kinder des Tantalus
Author: Rüdiger Opelt
Publisher: Czernin Verlag
Der Mythos von Tantalus und seinen Nachkommen als Muster für Flucht und Verdrängung ebenso wie für Lösung aus der Spirale seelischer Grausamkeiten. Wie Gewalt auch Kinder und Kindeskinder krank macht und wie es dem zu entrinnen gelingt. Warum erleiden manche Menschen Schicksalsschläge in Folge und genießen andere ein Leben voller Erfolg? Warum ist der eine ein Pechvogel und der andere ein Schoßkind des Glücks? Darüber haben sich Menschen den Kopf zerbrochen, seit es Menschen gibt. Der Psychologe und Psychotherapeut Rüdiger Opelt findet im griechischen Mythos von Tantalus und seinen verfluchten Nachkommen eine verblüffend klare Antwort: Gewalt frisst sich in die Seele von Opfern und Täter, aus dem Grauen resultierenden Traumata werden - meist von einem Mantel des Schweigens bedeckt - unbewusst an Kinder und Kindeskinder weitergegeben. Und das über Generationen.
Das Leid des Lehrers
Author: Dipl. Michael Opelt
Publisher: edition winterwork
Dipl. Ing. Michael Opelt arbeitete als Instandsetzer in der VOEST Linz, als technischer Verkäufer und Apparate-Entwickler in der AVL-Graz, und als Automatisierungstechniker in der Lenzing AG und der heutigen SML. 1988 begann er nebenberuflich in der HTL und in Werkmeisterkursen zu unterrichten. Seit Herbst 1993 ist er hauptberuflich als Professor für Elektrotechnik, Mess-, Steuer- und Regeltechnik an der HTL-Vöcklabruck tätig. Seit Jänner 2013 befindet er sich mit Tinnitus (Grad 4) im Krankenstand.
Flirting For Dummies
Author: Elizabeth Clark
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Many people are mortified by their flirting skills and get flustered when dealing with people they're attracted to. This easy-to-follow manual to mastering the art of flirting offers indispensable advice on working the dating scene and reinvigorating your love life. Exploring key areas including listening and communication skills, body language and self-image, Flirting For Dummies provides readers with all the tools they need to boost their self-confidence and engage with people in a natural and charming way. Flirting For Dummies: Features black and white photographs to provide examples of flirting in action Gives advice on getting to grips with flirting basics and how to get noticed Covers how to develop a killer rapport with body language Provides advice on taking the next step Gives ‘Top Ten’ tips such as opening lines and flirting faux pas About the author Elizabeth Clark is a renowned flirting and charisma expert. She has featured on ITV's Des & Mel, BBC Breakfast, and in a host of radio shows and press articles. Elizabeth is the founder of Rapport Unlimited- a company specialising in presentation skills training and keynote speaking.
Author: Götz Kauffmann, Stefan Torreiter
If Mayors Ruled the World
Author: Benjamin R. Barber
Publisher: Yale University Press
"In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time--climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people--the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big for governments to deal with. Benjamin Barber contends that cities, and the mayors who run them, can do and are doing a better job than nations. He cites the unique qualities cities worldwide share: pragmatism, civic trust, participation, indifference to borders and sovereignty, and a democratic penchant for networking, creativity, innovation, and cooperation. He demonstrates how city mayors, singly and jointly, are responding to transnational problems more effectively than nation-states mired in ideological infighting and sovereign rivalries. The book features profiles of a dozen mayors around the world, making a persuasive case that the city is democracy's best hope in a globalizing world, and that great mayors are already proving that this is so"--
The Kennedy Curse
Author: Edward Klein
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Death was merciful to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for it spared her a parent's worst nightmare: the loss of a child. But if Jackie had lived to see her son, JFK Jr., perish in a plane crash on his way to his cousin's wedding, she would have been doubly horrified by the familiar pattern in the tragedy. Once again, on a day that should have been full of joy and celebration, America's first family was struck by the Kennedy Curse. In this probing expose, renowned Kennedy biographer Edward Klein--a bestselling author and journalist personally acquainted with many members of the Kennedy family--unravels one of the great mysteries of our time and explains why the Kennedys have been subjected to such a mind-boggling chain of calamities. Drawing upon scores of interviews with people who have never spoken out before, troves of private documents, archives in Ireland and America, and private conversations with Jackie, Klein explores the underlying pattern that governs the Kennedy Curse. The reader is treated to penetrating portraits of the Irish immigrant Patrick Kennedy; Rose Kennedy's father, "Honey Fitz"; the dynasty's founding father Joe Kennedy and his ill-fated daughter Kathleen, President Kennedy, accused rapist William Kennedy Smith, and the star-crossed lovers, JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette. Each of the seven profiles demonstrates the basic premise of this book: The Kennedy Curse is the result of the destructive collision between the Kennedy's fantasy of omnipotence-an unremitting desire to get away with things that others cannot-and the cold, hard realities of life.
Author: Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner
A New York Times Bestseller An Economist Best Book of 2015 "The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow." —Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts’ predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight, and Tetlock has spent the past decade trying to figure out why. What makes some people so good? And can this talent be taught? In Superforecasting, Tetlock and coauthor Dan Gardner offer a masterwork on prediction, drawing on decades of research and the results of a massive, government-funded forecasting tournament. The Good Judgment Project involves tens of thousands of ordinary people—including a Brooklyn filmmaker, a retired pipe installer, and a former ballroom dancer—who set out to forecast global events. Some of the volunteers have turned out to be astonishingly good. They’ve beaten other benchmarks, competitors, and prediction markets. They’ve even beaten the collective judgment of intelligence analysts with access to classified information. They are "superforecasters." In this groundbreaking and accessible book, Tetlock and Gardner show us how we can learn from this elite group. Weaving together stories of forecasting successes (the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound) and failures (the Bay of Pigs) and interviews with a range of high-level decision makers, from David Petraeus to Robert Rubin, they show that good forecasting doesn’t require powerful computers or arcane methods. It involves gathering evidence from a variety of sources, thinking probabilistically, working in teams, keeping score, and being willing to admit error and change course. Superforecasting offers the first demonstrably effective way to improve our ability to predict the future—whether in business, finance, politics, international affairs, or daily life—and is destined to become a modern classic. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger
Publisher: CUA Press
Originally published in English in 1988, Joseph Ratzinger's Eschatology remains internationally recognized as a leading text on the "last things"--heaven and hell, purgatory and judgment, death and the immortality of the soul. This highly anticipated second edition includes a new preface by Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI and a supplement to the bibliography by theologian Peter A. Casarella. Eschatology presents a balanced perspective of the doctrine at the center of Christian belief--the Church's faith in eternal life. Recognizing the task of contemporary eschatology as "to marry perspectives, so that person and community, present and future, are seen in their unity," Joseph Ratzinger brings together recent emphasis on the theology of hope for the future with the more traditional elements of the doctrine. His book has proven to be as timeless as it is timely.
Healing Pluto Problems
Author: Donna Cunningham
Publisher: Weiser Books
Well-written and moving account of Pluto in the natal chart, and how Pluto aspects can affect childhood, adulthood, and life in general. Open discussion of child abuse, rape, incest, violence, repression, manipulative types and how they got thatway. Also included are ways to heal Pluto problems using flower remedies, meditation and more.
Describes how child abuse has been ignored, and presents a plan for breaking the destructive patterns that perpetuate it
Author: H. Lovecraft
The modern world has been stripped of imagination and belief in magic when a man gazing from his window upon the stars comes to observe secret vistas unsuspected by normal humanity. One night the gulf between his world and the stars is bridged, and his mind ascends from his body out into the boundless cosmos.
I'm Calling the Police
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Publisher: Basic Books
"Something heavy is going on … the past is erupting … my two lives, night and day, are joining. I need to talk." Irv Yalom's old medical school friend was making a plea for help. In their fifty years of friendship, Bob Berger had never divulged his nocturnal terrors to his close comrade. Now, finally, he found himself forced to. In I'm Calling the Police, Berger recounts to Yalom the anguish of a war-torn past: By pretending he was a Christian, Berger survived the Holocaust. But after a life defined by expiation and repression, a dangerous encounter has jarred loose the painful memory of those years. Together, they interpret the fragments of the horrific past that haunt his dreams. I'm Calling the Police is a powerful exploration of Yalom's most vital themes--memory, fear, love, and healing--and a glimpse into the life of the man himself.
Author: Philippa Perry
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Ever wanted an insight into counselling? Or wished you could be a 'fly-on-the-wall' in a psychotherapy session? Couch Fiction allows you to peep through the key-hole of the therapy room door and, more than that, read the minds of the protagonists... Based on a case study of Pat (our sandal-wearing, cat-loving psychotherapist) and her new client, James (an ambitious barrister with a potentially harmful habit he can't stop), this graphic novel follows the anxieties, frustrations, mind-wanderings and break-throughs of each, through a year of therapy sessions together. Beautifully illustrated and accompanied by succinct and illuminating footnotes, this book offers a witty and thought-provoking exploration of the therapeutic journey, considering a range of skills, insights and techniques along the way.
One of the only books devoted to the deeper meaning of the twelve houses in astrology. Rudhyar explains their meaning as "fields of experience". 20th anniversary publication.
Looking for Lacey
Author: Linda Francis Lee
Publisher: Ivy Books
Determined to change her life, proper Lacey Wright finds herself the new manager of a local sports bar, but her determination to make a success of her new job is undermined by her irresistible new boss, football legend Bobby McIntyre. Original.