The Enchantment Of Gardens

Author: Ruth Ammann
Editor: Daimon
ISBN: 3856307249
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Ancient wisdom tells us that gardens have a healing, nourishing effect on the human soul and body. The garden belongs to the great archetype of life and is one of the few big archetypal images that are experienced primarily as positive. This positive experience is significant because the garden is a part of the natural and cultural human environment, and thus, is particularly influential in the interaction between human beings and their environment.

An Enchantment Of Ravens

Author: Margaret Rogerson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 148149760X
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An instant New York Times bestseller! An Indie Next Top 10 Pick A Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Winner “A funny, action-packed, and sweet romance.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “A phenomenal read.” —RT Book Reviews A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous bestseller that’s “an ideal pick for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Isobel is an artistic prodigy with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life. Furious, Rook spirits her away to his kingdom to stand trial for her crime. But something is seriously wrong in his world, and they are attacked from every side. With Isobel and Rook depending on each other for survival, their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

After Modernity

Author: James K. A. Smith
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The conservative radicalismrepresented in these contributions will resonate with a broad audience of scholars and citizens who seek to put faith into action.--Steven B. Sherman, Regent University "Religious Studies Review"

The Enchantment Of Modern Life

Author: Jane Bennett
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884535
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It is a commonplace that the modern world cannot be experienced as enchanted--that the very concept of enchantment belongs to past ages of superstition. Jane Bennett challenges that view. She seeks to rehabilitate enchantment, showing not only how it is still possible to experience genuine wonder, but how such experience is crucial to motivating ethical behavior. A creative blend of political theory, philosophy, and literary studies, this book is a powerful and innovative contribution to an emerging interdisciplinary conversation about the deep connections between ethics, aesthetics, and politics. As Bennett describes it, enchantment is a sense of openness to the unusual, the captivating, and the disturbing in everyday life. She guides us through a wide and often surprising range of sources of enchantment, showing that we can still find enchantment in nature, for example, but also in such unexpected places as modern technology, advertising, and even bureaucracy. She then explains how everyday moments of enchantment can be cultivated to build an ethics of generosity, stimulating the emotional energy and honing the perceptual refinement necessary to follow moral codes. Throughout, Bennett draws on thinkers and writers as diverse as Kant, Schiller, Thoreau, Kafka, Marx, Weber, Adorno, and Deleuze. With its range and daring, The Enchantment of Modern Life is a provocative challenge to the centuries-old ''narrative of disenchantment,'' one that presents a new ''alter-tale'' that discloses our profound attachment to the human and nonhuman world.

The Enchantment Of Reason

Author: Pierre Schlag
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822382776
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The Enchantment of Reason is a lively critique of American legal thought and the American legal system’s deification of reason. In an attempt to understand the current malaise of American law and the depressed condition of American intellectual life in general, Pierre Schlag diagnoses what he believes is an epidemic of pathological reliance on the principle of reason. Contending that legal thinkers continually fail to recognize the aesthetic and ethical prejudices of rationalism, Schlag creates a genealogy that shows how the call to reason has become a manipulative vehicle of power, faith, and prejudice. In examining the fierce resistance to questioning reason’s primacy, this renowned critic and professor of American law demonstrates how those who use and study the law perpetuate their own methodological blind spots. Claiming that reason has been endowed with a virtually mystical power to organize social life, Schlag unravels the seemingly rational world of judicial opinions, statutes, doctrines, and legal principles. In the process, he paints a shocking—and sure to be controversial—picture of the chaos and, indeed, violence of the American legal tradition. This bold commentary on the irrationality of reason in American law and legal studies will interest not only legal scholars and philosophers but also serious thinkers across a broad disciplinary spectrum.

The Enchantment Of Democracy And India

Author: Sudipta Kaviraj
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ISBN: 9788178242965
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The Enchantment Of New York

Author: Willem Post
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 151070812X
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New York is the city where every visitor and native is bound to fall in love—whether with the thousands of colorful yellow cabs, the aromas of foods from every culture sizzling, or a secluded, relaxing spot hidden among the skyscrapers. It is the ultimate melting pot, and it is overflowing with magic and mystery. Let the authors take you on a tour of the city, from famous landmarks to less well-known haunts. They will take you from the northernmost tip of Manhattan through the oasis of Central Park, and past monuments, markets, museums, churches, and bars all along the way. Follow their route or pick your favorites and make a day out of it! With seventy-five special New York City spots included, each features transit information like which subway train line to take and which stop will get you closest to your destination. Additionally, the book includes a unique barcode for each individual spot, which readers can scan with their smartphone to directly view the official webpage and learn more about the spots they like best. A necessary tool for anyone who lives in New York or dreams of being in the city, let The Enchantment of New York take you on a journey of its own.

The Enchantment Of Many Worlds

Author: Ornella Rota
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469135299
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Meaning of the journey – around the world, down the path of knowledge orinside one's self – is the search for an endless impact with unknown dimensions, constantly in evolution. This is the book's meaning, its main theme.No path has already been made. "Traveler, there is no path. Paths are madeby walking", states the epigraph by an anonymous Spanish author of thesixteenth century.The main character of The Enchantment of Many Worlds is Vincenzo Parma, an Italian Air Force Brigadier General. Eclectic, well-educated, curious, with an intellectual bravery probably matching his physical one, he tells ushis experiences, his fascinations, his thoughts on different people, cultures, emotions, characters, values, and questions he's been confronting for ages.

The Enchantment Of Lily Dahl

Author: Siri Hustvedt
Editor: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466848014
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Lily Dahl, the young heroine of Siri Hustvedt's riveting novel, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, is a strong, beautiful and daring nineteen year old girl poised on the brink of womanhood. In the small town of Webster, Minnesota, Lily's life revolves around the Ideal Café. She lives above the café in a rented room and works there as a waitress. This is the stage Hustvedt sets for a bizarre cast of characters who frequent the café and populate Lily's life. Weaving a fascinating spell of mystery and suspense, Hustvedt recounts the erotic adventures, unexpected friendships, and inexplicable acts of madness that usher Lily into womanhood. By skillfully mixing reality and dreams, fact and fiction, past and present, Hustvedt creates a powerful world not quite real, but altogether truthful.

The Re Enchantment Of The World

Author: Joshua Landy
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The Re-Enchantment of the World is an interdisciplinary volume that challenges the long-prevailing view of modernity as "disenchanted." There is of course something to the widespread idea, so memorably put into words by Max Weber, that modernity is characterized by the "progressive disenchantment of the world." Yet what is less often recognized is the fact that a powerful counter-tendency runs alongside this one, an overwhelming urge to fill the vacuum left by departed convictions, and to do so without invoking superseded belief systems. In fact, modernity produces an array of strategies for re-enchantment, each fully compatible with secular rationality. It has to, because God has many "aspects"--or to put it in more secular terms, because traditional religion offers so much in so many domains. From one thinker to the next, the question of just what, in religious enchantment, needs to be replaced in a secular world receives an entirely different answer. Now, for the first time, many of these strategies are laid out in a single volume, with contributions by specialists in literature, history, and philosophy.