This book reads like the script for a science fiction movie, with a cast of malevolent and benevolent aliens, a league of human minions, a battle for the Earth, and an enslaved human populace. But sometimes truth is stranger than fiction—the Matrix is real—we are living in the Matrix. The Matrix movies came as close as possible to revealing the truth—we live in a carefully-constructed holographic reality that is based upon a single false premise. The entire artificial reality system of the Matrix is based upon a single kernel of false programming inserted into every one of us. Many people today suspect that there is a huge cover-up regarding the existence of extraterrestrial beings on our planet for eons. It is getting harder every day to ignore the UFOs in our skies, and to dismiss the beautiful and mysterious crop circles on the ground as mere human pranks. Scientists cannot explain these contemporary mysteries any more that they can explain how the pyramids were built, find the "missing link" in anthropological records, or explain the "junk" in our DNA. As the inevitable date of disclosure draws near, we are learning about our full history and heritage, and so some of the knowledge is leaked to the public in the form of a movie, The Matrix. More information is coming to light every day. The Golden Age of Gaia has been foretold by many ancient texts, and we are the ones who will create this "heaven on Earth" once again. But first, we must each consciously unplug from the Matrix. Are you ready to know the truth? Once you know the truth, you can never go back.
Weaving together culture, history and theology, "The Matrix of Faith" aims to bring lively Christian teachings from past generations into conversation with the present. Pugh writes that the way ahead for faith does not rest in unthinking belief of doctrine or dogma but in traditions of creativity, cultural engagement, and a living spirit of faith in Christ.
He parallels the conceptions of Andy and Larry Wachowski - The Matrix creators - with those of such visionaries as Socrates, Descartes, Kierkegaard, Freud, Orwell, Huxley, and Spielberg, exploring the Matrix as an expression of the fears, the quests, and the dreams that humankind has struggled to define and conquer."--Jacket.
Taste Your Emotions ~unplugged~ This is the second revised and expanded version of the earlier work “Taste Your Emotions” a book containing poems only each telling a story of the struggle for physical, emotional, and spiritual sobriety. The poems inside this book express a variety of emotions taking you through an experience from deep pain to the joy of emotional freedom. Attempting to balance between a short memoir written in a creative way, self-help book of sorts, as well as grouped enlightened writing trying to lead others in embarking of self freedom. Thus this book is simply not a book of poems and writings it is a dark journey of pain, confusion and addiction leading to a bright awakening of the heart and mind. The poems and writing are both heavy, raw, thought provoking, even forceful in there convictions at times and they are also light and touching in there innocence at other times, culminating in a moving expression of strength and determination. You will not just read these poems and writings you will experience them think about them, be moved by them and maybe if I am lucky even be some what changed by them. What was changed from the first edition was some poems of lesser relevance where removed. More back ground to the author his life and experiences behind the poems was added which makes the read much richer and deeply connecting. Likewise there is added writing on the thinking and philosophies which brought about his ever evolving and life enriching change. One mantra he lives by now which he created is: KNOW yourself, LOVE yourself, & BE yourself. Comments from Past readers: Well-organized and powerful/life-affirming works ~ Chris Massey A compilation of life's struggles and victories ~ Timothy Talosi Fascinating Read ~ Pat Sturt The poems are very emotional, touching to the heart ~ Tonya Graham The title is right on. As I read this book I experienced deep feelings and emotions. Most books don't touch my soul the way this one does ~ Becky Sedgwick
Finally comes the ultimate book for all those seeking to know more about the philosophy behind The Matrix and its sequels. Suppose that this world is not what it seems, and that humanity is actually just a food source supplementing a reign of machines. Welcome to the premise behind the world of The Matrix: the movie phenomenon and massive box-office series that has also produced some of film's most intelligent and thoughtful moments in the last ten years. In the Matrix movies, "reality" is just a dreamscape, a representation that six billion points of view agree to agree is "real." So if the only reality we know is a cunning and elaborate façade, what then does that signify for us? Matrix Warrior gives us the means to understand this premise and its implications on our knowledge of self and place. Combining an in-depth examination of the film with philosophical inquiry and the teachings of Castandeda, Jake Horsley has produced in Matrix Warrior a profound yet witty analysis-and all readers need to get "unplugged." "This accessible, entertaining book will be an enjoyable companion for those who want to dig deeper into the movies' rich universe."- Booklist
A Beautiful Photographer, Her Mormon Lover, and a Brutal Murder
Author: Shanna Hogan
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: True Crime
The New York Times Bestseller by Shanna Hogan, Picture Perfect is the true crime chronicle of Jodi Arias. A DEVOTED BACHELOR Travis Alexander was a handsome, hard-working, practicing Mormon who lived in Mesa, Arizona. His good looks and easygoing manner made him popular with everyone, especially the ladies. So when he was found with a bullet wound in the face and his throat slashed, the brutal murder sent shock waves throughout his community. Who could have done something so sinister? A DEADLY OBSESSION But soon a suspect was singled out—Jodi Arias. A beautiful, aspiring photographer, Jodi had been in a long-distance relationship with Travis the year before. But Travis wasn't interested in a serious commitment; he was seeing several women during that time. When he broke up with her, that didn't stop Jodi from leaving California, moving to just a few miles away from Travis's home, and inserting herself into his daily life. Investigators found one piece of startling evidence in Travis's home that implicated Jodi. But in a bizarre turn of events, Jodi would claim self-defense. Was she a victim—or a devious femme fatale? With 8 pages of chilling photos
In August of 2012, during the period where planetary and human changes were taking place, author Sylvia Dokter received a special request from Sri Babaji Nagaraj, an ascended master. He asked her to work with her friend, mentor, and business partner, Ivonne Delaflor Alexander, to create a book that could be shared with humanity in order to facilitate a global awakening. Unplug Your Mind is the final product of the messages received by telepathic transmission and recorded by Delaflor Alexander from such masters as Jesus, Lord Maitreya, Hermes, Mary Magdalene, and many more ascended gestalts of consciousness. Dokter also provides commentary and explanations of her own experience of walking through the sacred messages. These messages—exposing secrets of hidden societies, governmental organizations, and those of the powerful elite—communicate clear recommendations and suggestions for how to unplug from this fifteen-dimensional time matrix system, where the mindset of humanity has been controlled for thousands of years through cultural and religious indoctrination.
Tilting Cervantes examines several contemporary texts -- Fight Club, Brazil, The Matrix, and The Moor's Last Sigh, among others -- by reflecting them against a cluster of early modern Spanish and Latin American literary works, principally Don Quixote. Through a deliberate juxtaposition of these cross-cultural and cross-epochal texts, this book explores the notion that each of these varied cultural products can be read -in a very Borgesian manner- as precursors to each other, especially for contemporary readers who may not come to them in their "proper" chronological order. At the same time, and within this larger juxtaposition, this book examines the interrelated baroque and postmodern preoccupation with mirrors and self-reflexivity, and thus argues that many postmodern writers and performers do not so much break new ground as simply rediscover terrain already explored by such baroque literary figures as Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Francisco de Quevedo, and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.
“Every now and then we get a break from reality. A glimpse into the other world that is more real than the reality we live in 99 percent of our days. The Bible is about a world of demons and angels and great evil and even greater glory.” What if you could travel inside another person’s soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds. To help set them free to step boldly into their divinely designed future. Thirty years ago that’s exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away his future. Now God has drawn Reece out of the shadows to fulfill a prophecy spoken over him three decades ago. A prophecy about four warriors with the potential to change the world . . . if Reece will face his deepest regret and teach them what he has learned. They gather at a secluded and mysterious ranch deep in the mountains of Colorado, where they will learn to see the spiritual world around them with stunning clarity—and how to step into the supernatural. Their training is only the beginning. The four have a destiny to pursue a freedom even Reece doesn’t fully fathom. But they have an enemy hell-bent on destroying them and he’ll stop at nothing to keep them from their quest for true freedom and the coming battle of souls. “Readers with high blood pressure or heart conditions be warned: this is a seriously heart-thumping and satisfying read that goes to the edge, jumps off, and 'builds wings on the way down.'” —Publishers Weekly
The tips in this book are easy to do and promote environmental awareness for a sustainable lifestyle for all of us. It teaches us ways to recycle and upcycle our wastes to reduce the load on the environment.
The only authorized textbook for the Cisco Networking Academy Program. IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software Companion Guide, Second Edition is the Cisco approved textbook that supports version 3.x of the web-based course in the Cisco Networking Academy Program. The goal of IT Essentials I is to lay a foundation of the basic information required to assemble a computer and troubleshoot problems that occur. You learn how to properly install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, and repair PC hardware and software. The topics covered in this guide help prepare you to pass the CompTIA A+ certification exam to become a certified computer service technician and pursue a future career in IT technology or simply be equipped with the knowledge of how a computer works. Use this Companion Guide as a portable desk reference to access the information for study and review at any time! Chapter objectives provide references to the concepts covered in each chapter, and an extensive glossary lists key terms and their definitions. In addition, review questions at the end of each chapter track progress and aid studying. This book also provides information on the careers available to an IT professional, detailing career paths, including related fields, degree fields, and the fields where certification is necessary. Throughout this book are references to worksheet and lab activities found in IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software Lab Companion. This lab companion provides you with ample opportunities for hands-on practice and thought-provoking review questions. Companion Titles for IT Essentials I: IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software Lab Companion Second Edition ISBN: 1-58713-138-2 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software Engineering Journal and Workbook Second Edition ISBN: 1-58713-137-4 Companion CD-ROM This companion CD-ROM contains more than 800 comprehensive exam questions to review for the A+ and Server+ certification exams, 15 interactive e-Lab activities, 14 high-resolution PhotoZooms, and 28 video vignettes covering hardware and software installation. This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program Series from Cisco Press. The products in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy Program.