A Human Symphony

This is a stunning collection of work that demonstrates mastery in several different poetic forms, all in a voice that is distinctively American, yet completely original.

Author: Guy Standard

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ISBN: 1935807110

Category: Poetry

Page: 424

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This is a stunning collection of work that demonstrates mastery in several different poetic forms, all in a voice that is distinctively American, yet completely original. There are country songs that read like Hank Williams, personal meditations that remind me of Basho, fierce condemnations of criminal politicians and warmongers, speculative excursions through modern physics, tips of the hat to great poets and philosophers of the past, the most beautiful love poems you could hope to find, and more - including new poetic forms that Guy Standard calls etudes, continuatives, and continuativos. It's a work of breathtaking scope and depth, and I look forward to more from this heretofore unknown master of American poetry. Bravo, Guy Standard! --Scott Lape

The Human Symphony

The Human Symphony compares the human body to an orchestra.

Author: June Leslie Wieder

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ISBN: 0578449676

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Page: 164

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The Human Symphony compares the human body to an orchestra. Like an orchestra, the body has many players who must be in tune with one another. When the players are harmoniously in tune, the result is a joyous symphony. When the body's natural rhythms are in tune and vibrating in harmony, we have good health, energy, and vitality. When our body rhythms are out of tune, our health is impaired. Each body system has its own tone, its own rhythm, its own harmony, and together they sing the human symphony. The natural rhythms of the body can be restored with sound or vibration. The ancient origins of sound healing are outlined by Dr. Wieder and the basis of modern sound therapy is reviewed. Every thing in the universe vibrates and has its own vibrational frequency. The author describes how she explored the vibrational frequencies of first the spine, and then the entire human body. She discovered that tuning forks can restore the natural harmonic resonance of vertebrae. When treating clients she found tuning forks awkward to work with, so she came up with the idea of developing an electronic tuning fork that could provide the desired frequencies. With the help of a talented and creative electronic designer, a functional electronic tuning fork was produced and marketed. Dr. Wieder clearly describes in detail how to use the electronic tuning fork and muscle testing in vibration therapy. Muscle testing is an important element in finding and treating dysfunctions of the body. Case histories provide examples of using the electronic turning fork for treating various ailments. The final chapter takes a look at future research in sound and vibration therapy.

Darwin s Unfinished Symphony

Kevin Laland tells the story of the painstaking fieldwork, the key experiments, the false leads, and the stunning scientific breakthroughs that led to this new understanding of how culture transformed human evolution.

Author: Kevin N. Laland

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691182810

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Humans possess an extraordinary capacity for culture, from the arts and language to science and technology. But how did the human mind—and the uniquely human ability to devise and transmit culture—evolve from its roots in animal behavior? Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony presents a captivating new theory of human cognitive evolution. This compelling and accessible book reveals how culture is not just the magnificent end product of an evolutionary process that produced a species unlike all others—it is also the key driving force behind that process. Kevin Laland tells the story of the painstaking fieldwork, the key experiments, the false leads, and the stunning scientific breakthroughs that led to this new understanding of how culture transformed human evolution. It is the story of how Darwin’s intellectual descendants picked up where he left off and took up the challenge of providing a scientific account of the evolution of the human mind.

Symphony for Human Transport

Poetry. This book records a sustained plunge into the imaginative elixir of a dream.

Author: Lisa Samuels

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ISBN: 1848615477

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

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Poetry. This book records a sustained plunge into the imaginative elixir of a dream. The dream starts with a waking vision — "the door of the train flew open" — and continues as reverberations in the sensorium, the seat of felt thought. With the sonnet as its anchor note, the symphony blends the machine's body and the garden, crash and after-sound.

Rembrandt the Human Form and Spirit

In spite of their differences ( for technical reasons , it takes longer to produce an
etching than a drawing ) , their melodic lines are similar ; both vibrate within the
great human symphony that wells up everywhere in Rembrandt's work . In The ...

Author: Jacqueline Guillaud

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: UCSD:31822002539120

Category: Human beings in art

Page: 682

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The Symphony

289 The first and last movements are the symphony's biggest, though the finale is much the longer ... 14Mahler's use of the human voice in his Symphony No.

Author: Michael Steinberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195126653

Category: Music

Page: 678

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Presents an exhaustive listener's guide to the symphony, replete with musical examples, biographical details, historical background, and commentaries on more than one hundred major works

The Unity of Rule and Virtue

Using Fingarette ' s own metaphor , the human symphony is already scored and
orchestrated , and becoming human is to play it such that “ the spirit of the
original music is creatively displayed . " 57 Although Fingarette does allow that
the ...

Author: Yuli Liu (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Academic

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114006237

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

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Some philosophers argue that throughout its long history, Confucian ethics have stressed character formation or personal cultivation of virtues. Thus, it seems appropriate to characterise Confucian ethics as ethics of virtue. in this book, the author attempts to critique the apparent similarity and show, on the contrary, that Confucian ethics are better conceived of as a unique kind of ethics, in which rule-based morality and virtues are united. Through a unique analysis of Confucian ethics and comparison between Confucian ethics and some Western ethical theories, the author also hopes to generate suggestions and ideas on how to integrate or unify rule and virtue in one moral theory.

The First Four Notes

Music critic Matthew Guerrieri reaches back before Beethoven’s time to examine what might have influenced him in writing his Fifth Symphony, and forward into our own time to describe the ways in which the Fifth has, in turn, asserted its ...

Author: Matthew Guerrieri

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307960924

Category: Music

Page: 384

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A TIME Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2012 A New Yorker Best Book of the Year Los Angeles Magazine's #1 Music Book of the Year A unique and revelatory book of music history that examines in great depth what is perhaps the best-known and most-popular symphony ever written and its four-note opening, which has fascinated musicians, historians, and philosophers for the last two hundred years. Music critic Matthew Guerrieri reaches back before Beethoven’s time to examine what might have influenced him in writing his Fifth Symphony, and forward into our own time to describe the ways in which the Fifth has, in turn, asserted its influence. He uncovers possible sources for the famous opening notes in the rhythms of ancient Greek poetry and certain French Revolutionary songs and symphonies. Guerrieri confirms that, contrary to popular belief, Beethoven was not deaf when he wrote the Fifth. He traces the Fifth’s influence in China, Russia, and the United States (Emerson and Thoreau were passionate fans) and shows how the masterpiece was used by both the Allies and the Nazis in World War II. Altogether, a fascinating piece of musical detective work—a treat for music lovers of every stripe.

Higher Education and the Human Spirit

... to see also that the symphony writer has been an impressive force in shaping
the orientation of the modern human psyche . Certainly Beethoven and Brahms
have been as effective as Wordsworth and Tennyson in reorienting human
feeling ...

Author: Bernard Eugene Meland

Publisher: Seminary Cooperative Bookstore

ISBN: UOM:39015013388619

Category: Education

Page: 204

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A Symphony in My Soul

Human. Spirit. The word of God said, "And the Lord God formed man out of the dust of the Ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, ...

Author: Elouise Matthews

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781597819817

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Matthews' poetry exhibits a fervent love of God and a keen insight into the complexities of human nature. She intertwines the serious reflections with poems of lightness and humor. (Motivation)

The Chorus of the body The Symphony of the Soul

Energy circles in and out of the human body and creates a grid or field around it. This is called the HEF or the Human Energy Field. An aura or Human energy ...

Author: Namrata Mehrotra

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 409

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The book is all about simple methods that we can all adopt in order to attain peace of mind and to learn the ways of spirituality. It educates us about being conscious towards the needs of the soul as much as we are towards bodily needs. Following the methods enlisted, one can gain synchronicity of the soul with the higher energy realm.The book highlights factors that create long-lasting effect on the soul. It is all about keeping your 'soul consciousness' awake. This book will help you gain the perspective of the actual reason of human birth and of how one can be free from karmic bondage and be liberated from the vicious cycle of incarnation.The writings emphasise on the practice of mindfulness which leads one to accept life as it is and to vibrate positivity in every situation of life no matter how negative it may seem. The book highlights the fact that we are lost in a different world that has taught us to analyse ourselves as humans searching for their spiritual awakening, whereas the truth is that we are spiritual beings that are trapped within human incarnation which is so stained with materialistic vices that it knows not which path to tread in life.