Fantasy World Building

In this book, comic and gaming art veteran Mark A. Nelson explores and demonstrates his methods for fashioning visually stunning, believable environments for fantasy creatures and characters.

Author: Mark Nelson

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486828657

Category: Art

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When artists and designers explore or create a fictional setting, the milieu must be completely fleshed out, explained, and designed. In this book, comic and gaming art veteran Mark A. Nelson explores and demonstrates his methods for fashioning visually stunning, believable environments for fantasy creatures and characters. Scores of images and step-by-step examples illustrate how variation and experimentation lead to fresh, original designs for otherworldly beings, their environments, and their stories. Nelson discusses how to find ideas and borrow from history to add the strength of realism to a fantasy world. In describing the best ways to establish a habitat, he offers specifics about climate, terrain, flora, and wildlife. He shares insights into founding societies in terms of their means of survival, manner of warfare, spiritual practices, style of dress, and levels of technology. All visual creatives who work with imaginative material — illustrators, comic artists, and writers — will take a lively interest in this source of inspiration and practical knowledge.

Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding

Eleven of adventure gaming's top designers come together to share their insights into building worlds that gamers will never forget.

Author: Wolfgang Baur

Publisher:

ISBN: 1936781115

Category: Fantasy games

Page: 124

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The Essential Elements for Building a World Roleplaying games and fantasy fiction are filled with rich and fascinating worlds: the Forgotten Realms, Glorantha, Narnia, R'lyeh, Middle-Earth, Barsoom, and so many more. It took startling leaps of imagination as well as careful thought and planning to create places like these: places that readers and players want to come back to again and again. Now, eleven of adventure gaming's top designers come together to share their insights into building worlds that gamers will never forget. Learn the secrets of designing a pantheon, creating a setting that provokes conflict, determining which historical details are necessary, and so much more. Take that creative leap, and create dazzling worlds of your own! Essays by Wolfgang Baur, Keith Baker, Monte Cook, Jeff Grubb, Scott Hungerford, David "Zeb" Cook, Chris Pramas, Jonathan Roberts, Michael A. Stackpole, Steve Winter, with an introduction by Ken Scholes. NOMINATED FOR TWO ENNIE AWARDS: Best Writing and Best RPG-Related Book Praise for Prior Kobold Design Guides "Highly recommended for gaming nerds everywhere." --CityBookReview.com "If you're an aspiring pro this book is a must. If you're a rules hacker like me, this stuff is solid gold." --Berin Kinsman, UncleBear Media "A fantastic collection ... A solid 5 star rating." --Joshua Guillion, AdventureAWeek.com "An amazing collection ... from some of the best designers and writers creating role-playing game material today." --Brian Fitzpatrick, BlogCritics.org

World building

In this book, you'll follow calculations, read tables, view diagrams, learn what forces are at work in the universe, and see how you can harness them to give realism to the fantasy in your storytelling.

Author: Stephen Lee Gillett

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UVA:X002782285

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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With Stephen Gillett's help, you'll be on solid ground, no matter what kinds of worlds you create for your science fiction. World-Building explains science to help you make your fiction plausible. You'll give your worlds the pull of gravity, aware of the effects on inhabitants and the planets themselves. Mix elements and build planets with chemically credible, geologically accurate characteristics - and anomalies - that affect those who live there. Create planetary "engines," convincing atmospheres and fact-based weather patterns. Colonize a truly weird world: ancient Earth. Explore our neighboring planets and their satellites for SF possibilities. Light and heat your landscapes with the right types of stars. See how things might be on a "chloroxygen" world and other hypothetical places. In this book, you'll follow calculations, read tables, view diagrams, learn what forces are at work in the universe, and see how you can harness them to give realism to the fantasy in your storytelling.

Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers

The companion website collaborativeworldbuilding.com features links to online resources, past worldbuilding projects, and an innovative card system designed to work with this book.

Author: Trent Hergenrader

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350016682

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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The digital technologies of the 21st century are reshaping how we experience storytelling. More than ever before, storylines from the world's most popular narratives cross from the pages of books to the movie theatre, to our television screens and in comic books series. Plots intersect and intertwine, allowing audiences many different entry points to the narratives. In this sometimes bewildering array of stories across media, one thing binds them together: their large-scale fictional world. Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers describes how writers can co-create vast worlds for use as common settings for their own stories. Using the worlds of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, A Game of Thrones, and Dungeons & Dragons as models, this book guides readers through a step-by-step process of building sprawling fictional worlds complete with competing social forces that have complex histories and yet are always evolving. It also shows readers how to populate a catalog with hundreds of unique people, places, and things that grow organically from their world, which become a rich repository of story making potential. The companion website collaborativeworldbuilding.com features links to online resources, past worldbuilding projects, and an innovative card system designed to work with this book.

The Ultimate Roblox Book An Unofficial Guide

The creators of those things did a ton of world building to help them come to life. They made up different locations in their universe, a bunch of characters and their families, and backstories that are fun to learn about.

Author: David Jagneaux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781507205341

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

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Build and create your own Roblox world with this bestselling easy and fun guide! Roblox, the largest user-generated online gaming platform that allows users to create and share their own game worlds and gaming creations, has taken the digital world by storm. There are so many games and social worlds to create with the platform, and this guide gives you the advice you need to get started. With everything from instructions for playing the games to tips on creating your own games and worlds to the basics of coding, The Ultimate Roblox Book can help you to become a top Roblox designer.

Patricia A McKillip and the Art of Fantasy World Building

Perhaps it is a reflection of world-building's very ubiquity that scarcely a book or article about fantasy goes by without mentioning world-building, or its attributes or lack thereof, in some fashion. As far back as 19 3 John H.

Author: Audrey Isabel Taylor

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476631455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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From wondrous fairy-lands to nightmarish hellscapes, the elements that make fantasy worlds come alive also invite their exploration. This first book-length study of critically acclaimed novelist Patricia A. McKillip’s lyrical other-worlds analyzes her characters, environments and legends and their interplay with genre expectations. The author gives long overdue critical attention to McKillip’s work and demonstrates how a broader understanding of world-building enables a deeper appreciation of her fantasies.

World Builders on World Building

I answer that if it is ironic, it is exactly as ironic as making a film about living in nature, or singing a song about it, or writing a book about it. Making a game about living close to nature is simply using the medium of our time to ...

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429516016

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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With contributions from a distinguished group of world-builders, including academics, writers, and designers, this anthology of essays describes the process and discusses the nature of subcreation and the construction of worlds. From Oz to MUD, Walden to Rockall, all the worlds featured in this volume share one thing in common: they began in someone’s imagination, grew from there, and became worlds built with the assistance of multiple authors and a variety of different ideas and media, including designs, imagery, sound, music, stories, and more. The book examines this development, with examples and discussions pertaining to the process and the final product of the building of imaginary worlds, including some transmedial worlds. World-Builders on World-Building is a fascinating deep dive into the practical problems of world-building as well as its theoretical aspects. It is ideal for students, scholars, and even practitioners interested in media studies, game studies, subcreation studies, franchise studies, transmedia studies, and pop culture.

WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON Ultimate Collection 58 Books in One Volume

MENTAL WORLD-BUILDING. In view of this law of life, does it not become of importance to us to begin to build our mental world with care, and with the best possible material? Should we not begin to make ourselves active Centres of Energy ...

Author: William Walker Atkinson

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026848844

Category: Self-Help

Page: 985

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This carefully crafted ebook: "WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON Ultimate Collection – 58 Books in One Volume" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Art of Logical Thinking The Crucible of Modern Thought Dynamic Thought How to Read Human Nature The Inner Consciousness The Law of the New Thought The Mastery of Being Memory Culture Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It The Art of Expression and The Principles of Discourse Mental Fascination Mind and Body; or Mental States and Physical Conditions Mind Power: The Secret of Mental Magic The New Psychology Its Message, Principles and Practice New Thought Nuggets of the New Thought Practical Mental Influence Practical Mind-Reading Practical Psychomancy and Crystal Gazing The Psychology of Salesmanship Reincarnation and the Law of Karma The Secret of Mental Magic The Secret of Success Self-Healing by Thought Force The Subconscious and the Superconscious Planes of Mind Suggestion and Auto-Suggestion Telepathy: Its Theory, Facts, and Proof Thought-Culture - Practical Mental Training Thought-Force in Business and Everyday Life Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World Your Mind and How to Use It The Hindu-Yogi Science Of Breath Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism Hatha Yoga The Science of Psychic Healing Raja Yoga or Mental Development Gnani Yoga The Inner Teachings of the Philosophies and Religions of India Mystic Christianity The Life Beyond Death The Practical Water Cure The Spirit of the Upanishads or the Aphorisms of the Wise Bhagavad Gita The Art and Science of Personal Magnetism Master Mind Mental Therapeutics The Power of Concentration Genuine Mediumship Clairvoyance and Occult Powers The Human Aura The Secret Doctrines of the Rosicrucians Personal Power The Arcane Teachings The Arcane Formulas, or Mental Alchemy Vril, or Vital Magnetism The Solar Plexus Or Abdominal Brain ...

The Ultimate Witch

Currently he alternates between working on books and motion pictures; his films include The Laughing Dead and Burial of the Rats, ... He is a contributor of novellas, maps, and world building to Baen Books' War World anthology series, ...

Author: Byron Preiss

Publisher: ibooks

ISBN: 9781596876781

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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In this haunting and provocative collection, some of the best-known authors of the fantastic and the mysterious explore the legends and lore of witches and witchcraft. From Dean Koontz’s tale of a witch’s revenge on a purse-snatcher to Jane Yolen’s story of sorcery in old Scotland, from S.P. Somtow’s eerie look at Magic in modern-day Hollywood to Tanith Lee’s story of enchantment in an exotic land—here are spectacular stories transcending time and place. Stories by Various Authors Introduction by Philip José Farmer Cover art by Bruce Jensen Illustrations by Lars Hokanson

On Writing and Worldbuilding

In On Writing and Worldbuilding, we will discuss specific and applicable ideas to consider, from effective methods of delivering exposition and foreshadowing, to how communication, commerce, and control play into the fall of an empire. to ...

Author: Timothy Hickson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1798967650

Category:

Page: 241

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Writing advice tends to be full of 'rules' and 'tips' which are either too broad to be helpful or outright wrong. In On Writing and Worldbuilding, we will discuss specific and applicable ideas to consider, from effective methods of delivering exposition and foreshadowing, to how communication, commerce, and control play into the fall of an empire. to On Writing to Part I: ProloguesPart II: The First ChapterPart III: The Exposition ProblemPart IV: ForeshadowingPart V: Villain MotivationPart VI: Hero-Villain RelationshipsPart VII: Final BattlesPart VIII: The Chosen OnePart IX: Hard Magic Systems Part X: Soft Magic SystemsPart XI: Magic Systems and Storytelling to On Worldbuilding to Part XII: Polytheistic ReligionsPart XIII: Hidden Magical Worlds Part XIV: How Empires RisePart XV: How Empires WorkPart XVI: How Empires Fall to Exclusive Content to Part XVII: How I Plan a Novel

World Building

Gavins, J. (2007), Text World Theory: An Introduction, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ... Guardian Data Blog <http://www.theguardian.com/news/ datablog/2012/aug/09/best-selling-books-all-time-fifty-shades-grey-compare> ...

Author: Joanna Gavins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472586544

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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World Building represents the state-of-the-discipline in worlds-based approaches to discourse, collected together for the first time. Over the last 40 years the 'text-as-world' metaphor has become one of the most prevalent and productive means of describing the experiencing of producing and receiving discourse. This has been the case in a range of disciplines, including stylistics, cognitive poetics, narratology, discourse analysis and literary theory. The metaphor has enabled analysts to formulate a variety of frameworks for describing and examining the textual and conceptual mechanics involved in human communication, articulating these variously through such concepts as 'possible worlds', 'text-worlds' and 'storyworlds'. Each of these key approaches shares an understanding of discourse as a logically grounded, cognitively and pragmatically complex phenomenon. Discourse in this sense is capable of producing highly immersive and emotionally affecting conceptual spaces in the minds of discourse participants. The chapters examine how best to document and analyze this and this is an essential collection for stylisticians, linguists and narrative theorists.

Girls Garage

Girls Garage is the only book you'll ever need for a lifetime of tools and building. Not sure which screws to buy? Need to fix a running toilet? With Girls Garage, you'll have the expertise to tackle these problems with your own hands.

Author: Emily Pilloton

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452166377

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 320

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Girls Garage is the only book you'll ever need for a lifetime of tools and building. Not sure which screws to buy? Need to fix a running toilet? With Girls Garage, you'll have the expertise to tackle these problems with your own hands. Or maybe you want to get creative and build something totally new. A birdhouse? A bookshelf? Girls Garage has you covered. Packed with illustrations that will build confidence for your next hardware store run, practical advice on everything from quick fixes to safety tips, and inspiring stories from real-world builder girls and women, this eye-catching volume makes the technical accessible. This is the guide every girl needs to take her life into her own hands. Girls, get in touch with your inner badass, and get building • Informative, inspiring, and designed for everyday use, this is the ultimate book of book of building and woodcraft for girls. • A true confidence builder for girls interested in STEM, woodworking, and home improvement. • Along with her design agency and Girl's Garage, Emily Pilloton has been featured on television shows and the documentary film If You Build It. Girls Garage will be both a trusted household resource and a wellspring of inspiration and encouragement in the vein of Women in Science and Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World. • Nonfiction books for girls age 14 and up • Woodcraft, home repair, kids building projects • Inspiring Kids DIY for teens Emily Pilloton is a designer, builder, educator, and founder of the nonprofit design agency Project H Design and Girls Garage. Her ideas have made their way to the TED stage, the Colbert Report, and the full-length documentary If You Build It. She is currently a lecturer in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wonderful World Building

Are you searching for an in-depth exploration of the art of worldbuilding? Want to know how you can create rich lore, realistic societies, and engaging magic systems? Then this book is for you!

Author: Just Writerly Things

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798656125871

Category:

Page: 104

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Become a worldbuilding master and bring your writing dreams to life! Are you searching for an in-depth exploration of the art of worldbuilding? Want to know how you can create rich lore, realistic societies, and engaging magic systems? Then this book is for you! Worldbuilding is a wonderful yet often-overlooked craft that builds the foundation of your book's success. All of the most famous fantasy stories are set in vivid, detailed worlds, and mastering the art of worldbuilding is an incredible tool for your writer's arsenal. So how can you begin creating a rich and vibrant world from scratch? This practical guide explores how you can build the world of your dreams, offering a detailed look at the fundamental pillars of an engaging and successful fantasy world. Covering the logic behind worldbuilding, how to craft societies, religions, magic systems, culture, and even the daily lives of the people who inhabit it, this book is perfect for any aspiring or established writer who wants to hone this enjoyable and rewarding skill. Here's what you'll find inside: Why Worldbuild? The Top Reasons To Create Your World Tips and Tricks For Finding Unlimited Inspiration Understanding The Logic Behind Our Own World (and Why This Is So Important) The Top Worldbuilding Mistakes To Avoid! How To Build Your Society From The Ground-Up Ingenious Ways To Devise Religions, Deities, Cultures, Economies, and Governments The Best Ways To Build a Functioning Magic System And Much More! If you want to unleash your imagination and develop a fantastical world which brings your characters to life and adds boundless depth to your stories, then you've come to the right place. Wonderful World Building arms you with the tools you need to become a worldbuilding master! Scroll up and buy now to begin creating your next amazing world!

The Very Best of Kate Elliott

writes about the SFF genre for The Guardian), stated, “Obsessive world-building is [a] common cause of crap books. . . . Like some other acts pleasurable to the individual, it shouldn't be done in public. Or in a book.

Author: Kate Elliott

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 9781616961824

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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“An absorbing read, for anyone who enjoys sci fi, fantasy, blending of the two, excellent characters, Elliot’s previous work, or dang good storytelling. Or all of the above.” —Nerds in Babeland “This is a great collection, a fun collection, an important collection, a highly recommended collection. The Very Best of Kate Elliott is the very best that genre fiction can offer.” —Book Smugglers Kickass heroines and riveting storytelling are the calling cards of groundbreaking author Kate Elliott (Crown of Stars, Crossroads, Court of Fives). Her long-awaited first collection showcases twenty years of her finest stories. Captured here are many of Elliott’s previously out-of-print tales, four previously unpublished essays, and a brand new Crossroads offering, “On the Dying Winds of the Old Year and the Birthing Winds of the New.” Elliott's bold adventuresses, complex quests, noble sacrifices, and hard-won victories shine in classic, compact legends. In “The Memory of Peace,” a girl’s powerful emotions rouse the magic of a city devastated by war. Meeting in “The Queen’s Garden,” two princesses unite to protect their kingdom from the blind ambition of their corrupted father. While “Riding the Shore of the River of Death” a chieftain’s daughter finds an unlikely ally on her path to self-determination.

The Ultimate Construction Site Book

Whether it's building a bridge or a skyscraper, a giant ship or a tunnel, there's a wealth of color, action, and knowledge to be gleaned on each of the ten spreads of this oversized book.

Author: Anne-Sophie Baumann

Publisher: Twirl

ISBN: 2848019840

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

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The sounds, sights, and activity of a construction site provide for endless fascination. Packed with more than 60 tabbed moving parts to pull, lift, and explore; crammed with meticulous detail of vehicles, buildings, and techniques; here's a book that will satisfy even the most curious of kids. Whether it's building a bridge or a skyscraper, a giant ship or a tunnel, there's a wealth of color, action, and knowledge to be gleaned on each of the ten spreads of this oversized book. A wonderful companion to The Ultimate Book of Vehicles on the Spring 2014 Twirl launch list.

AK4817 TANKER TECHNIQUES MAGAZINE 03

HERE YOU WILL FIND THE BEST ARTICLES OF THE BEST MODELLERS AND WRITERS IN THE WORLD. BUILDING STEP TECHNIQUES, BY STEP ARTICLES, ILLUSTRATED PAINTING REPORTS, TECHNIQUES, NEWS, REVIEWS AND MUCH MORE . £9.99 TANKOGRAD WWII& KOREA 6036 ...

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Publisher: AK-INTERACTIVE, S.L.

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 106

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The initial welcoming, critics and comments received about this magazine have been a lot more positive than we had ever expected. This makes us keep pushing to maintain and improve the quality and contents of this already reference magazine. This is an unconventional and collectable quarterly magazine with more than 100 pages and a must-have for AFV modellers. With wider content than any other magazine, it is dedicated in this issue to represent dust and grime and also packed with different techniques, tricks, interviews and galleries.

The Christian Writer s Market Guide 2014

MARKETING Book Proposals That Sell by W . Terry Whalin (Write Now Publications-ACW Press, 2005) Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author by Chuck Sambuchino ...

Author: Jerry B. Jenkins

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414390512

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource available for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. In addition to providing a wealth of tips and ideas for publishing in the Christian industry, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide also includes up-to-date information on hundreds of book publishers, periodicals, agents, conferences, contests, editorial services niche markets, self-publishing services, and more. This is the ultimate reference tool for the aspiring Christian writer.

Building Imaginary Worlds

16 One author, Michael O. Riley, has already used this approach in his book Oz and Beyond: The Fantasy World of L. Frank Baum (1997), where he writes in the book's prologue: No study, however, has examined his fantasy solely ...

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136220807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 394

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Mark J.P. Wolf’s study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on narrative, medium, or genre, and instead considers imaginary worlds as dynamic entities in and of themselves. Wolf argues that imaginary worlds—which are often transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial in nature—are compelling objects of inquiry for Media Studies. Chapters touch on: a theoretical analysis of how world-building extends beyond storytelling, the engagement of the audience, and the way worlds are conceptualized and experienced a history of imaginary worlds that follows their development over three millennia from the fictional islands of Homer’s Odyssey to the present internarrative theory examining how narratives set in the same world can interact and relate to one another an examination of transmedial growth and adaptation, and what happens when worlds make the jump between media an analysis of the transauthorial nature of imaginary worlds, the resulting concentric circles of authorship, and related topics of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation’s relationship with divine Creation Building Imaginary Worlds also provides the scholar of imaginary worlds with a glossary of terms and a detailed timeline that spans three millennia and more than 1,400 imaginary worlds, listing their names, creators, and the works in which they first appeared.

The Divine Quest East and West

“Every human society,” Berger begins, “is an enterprise of worldbuilding. Religion occupies a distinctive place in this enterprise” (1967, 3). Culture, society, and religion are all part of the human enterprise of world-building ...

Author: James L. Ford

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438460536

Category: Religion

Page: 434

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Looks at the concept of Ultimate Reality in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity. Many books have discussed the development of the notion of God in Western monotheistic traditions, but how have non-Western cultures conceptualized what those in the West might identify as “God”? What might be learned by comparing different visions of the Divine, such as God, gods, Brahman, Nirvana, and Emptiness? James L. Ford engages these fascinating questions, exploring notions of “the Divine” or “Ultimate Reality” within Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions. Looking at a multiplicity of divine conceptions, even within traditions, Ford discusses the relationship between imagination and revelation in the emergence of visions of ultimacy; consequences and tendencies associated with particular notions of the Ultimate; and how new visions of the Ultimate arise in relation to social, cultural, political, and scientific developments. Ford reflects on what can be learned through an awareness of the various beliefs about the Ultimate and on how such disparate visions influence the attitudes and behavior of people in different parts of the world.

The Ultimate Athlete

So we're driven to distract ourselves by manipulating the ' outside worldbuilding cities , nations , empires , technological environments ; moving mountains , rechanneling rivers , trying to change other people .

Author: George Leonard

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556433492

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 285

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We are born with the God-given right to move efficiently, gracefully, and joyfully. We lose this right only through society's mind-body split, faulty modes of physical education, and overemphasis on "winning." George Leonard's simple and radical notion is that within each of us, regardless of age, sex, or physical condition, there exists an ultimate athlete waiting to be born. With a poet's passion, fifth-degree aikido black belt Leonard evokes the transcendent moment in sport—the catch that defies gravity and chance, the play that makes time stand still—as emblematic of the Greater Game of embodiment itself, of life and death, a Game we all can play to depth and breadth of body and soul. The Ultimate Athlete helped create the participatory sports boom of the 1970s and 1980s. This revised edition is addressed to a new generation of ultimate athletes.