Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The complete book of numerology: discovering the inner self

By Phillips, David A.

Publishing Date: [2005]

Classification: 100

Call Number: 133.335 PHI

The Complete Book of Numerology reveals the underlying meaning behind the numbers in your life and enables you to understand the connection between your numerological patterns and your degree of abundance, health, and general well-being. Overall, delving into the world of numbers will provide you with a simple and accurate way to decipher your experiences in the same manner that a road map helps you navigate a route that you haven't previously traveled.

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The second ring of power

By Castaneda, Carlos

Publishing Date: 1979, 1977

Classification: 100

Call Number: 133.4 CAS

Transformed by don Juan from a bent, gray-haired old woman into a sensual sorceress whose mission is to test Castaneda, dona Soledad turns her mysterious and awesome powers against Castaneda in a struggle that nearly consumes him - (Baker & Taylor)

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Astrology for dummies

By Orion, Rae

Publishing Date: 1999

Classification: 100

Call Number: 133.5 ORI

"Shows how to cast your birth chart, understand the way planets affect you, and discover what your horoscope means for romance, work, and the future."--Cover.

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Talking to the dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the rise of spiritualism

By Weisberg, Barbara

Publishing Date: [2004]

Classification: 100

Call Number: 133.9 WEI

March 1848. Mysterious knocks are heard in a little house in rural New York, throwing the community into turmoil. Are the children who live there -- Kate and Maggie Fox, sisters aged eleven and fourteen -- making the raps to trick their parents? Or are the girls mediums for otherworldly messages? From a battery of strange sounds and the excitement they create, modern Spiritualism is born. Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism follows the remarkable story of the Fox sisters, who were catapulted to fame after word spread that they communicated with spirits. Within a few years, tens of thousands of Americans were flocking to seances. An international movement developed. Yet forty years after those first knocks, the sisters shocked the country by denying that they had ever been in contact with the dead. Shortly after, in another stunning reversal, they changed their story again and reaffirmed their faith in the spirit world. Were the Fox sisters con artists who had taken a childhood prank too far? Or were they really in touch with "voices from beyond"? In this riveting biography, Barbara Weisberg traces not only the lives of Kate, Maggie, and their family -- including the girls' shrewd and charismatic sister, Leah -- but also the social, religious, economic, and political forces that helped shape the Spiritualist movement. A vivid, compelling overview of a remarkable period in U.S. history, Talking to the Dead provokes questions about belief systems, the power of celebrity, the wish to reconcile faith and science, and the timeless quest for knowledge about life after death.

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Tripping on utopia: Margaret Mead, the Cold War, and the troubled birth of psychedelic science

By Breen, Benjamin

Publishing Date: 2024

Classification: 100

Call Number: 154.4 BRE

""It was not the Baby Boomers who ushered in the first era of widespread drug experimentation. It was their parents." Far from the repressed traditionalists they are often painted as, the generation that survived the second World War emerged with a profoundly ambitious sense of social experimentation. In the '40s and '50s, transformative drugs rapidly entered mainstream culture, where they were not only legal, but openly celebrated. American physician John C. Lilly infamously dosed dolphins (and himself) with LSD in a NASA-funded effort to teach dolphins to talk. A tripping Cary Grant mumbled into a Dictaphone about Hegel as astronaut John Glenn returned to Earth. At the center of this revolution were the pioneering anthropologists-and star-crossed lovers-Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. Convinced the world was headed toward certain disaster, Mead and Bateson made it their life's mission to reshape humanity through a new science of consciousness expansion, but soon found themselves at odds with the government bodies who funded their work, whose intentions were less than pure. Mead and Bateson's partnership unlocks an untold chapter in the history of the twentieth century, linking drug researchers with CIA agents, outsider sexologists, and the founders of the Information Age. As we follow Mead and Bateson's fractured love affair from the malarial jungles of New Guinea to the temples of Bali, from the espionage of WWII to the scientific revolutions of the Cold War, a new origin story for psychedelic science emerges"--

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When parents die: a guide for adults

By Myers, Edward

Publishing Date: 1997

Classification: 100

Call Number: 155.937 MYE

Sensible, compassionate advice to those coping with the death of a parent.

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Hardwiring happiness: the new brain science of contentment, calm, and confidence

By Hanson, Rick

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: 100

Call Number: 158 HAN

"... tells you why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Your brain was wired this way when it evolved, primed to learn quickly from bad experiences, but not so much from the good ones. It's an ancient survival mechanism that turned the brain into Velcro for the negative, but Teflon for the positive. Life isn't easy, and having a brain wired to take in the bad and ignore the good makes us worried, irritated and stressed, instead of confident, secure and happy. Every day is filled with opportunities to build these strengths inside, but the brain is designed to ignore and waste them. This makes you come down harder on yourself than you do other people, feel inadequate even though you get a hundred things done, and lonely even when support is all around. Dr. Rick Hanson, an acclaimed neuropsychologist and internationally bestselling author, shows us what we can do to override the brain's default programming. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures that stick to happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson's four steps build a brain strong enough to withstand its ancient negativity bias, allowing contentment and a powerful sense of well-being to become the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can transform our brains into oases of calm and happiness. We can hardwire in happiness"--

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Four things that matter most: a book about living

By Byock, Ira

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 100

Call Number: 158.2 BYO

Newly updated with stories from people who have turned to this life-altering book in their time of need, this motivational teaching about what really matters reminds us how we can honor each relationship every day.

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Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: Britain and the American dream

By Moore, Peter

Publishing Date: 2023

Classification: 100

Call Number: 190.9033 MOO

"A history of the British thinkers who developed the Enlightenment-era ideas and ideals that drove the American Revolution"--

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