Caesar Augustus's story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success. He began as a teenage warlord, whose only claim to power was as the heir of the murdered Julius Caesar. Mark Antony dubbed him "a boy who owes everything to a name," but in the years to come the youth outmaneuvered all the older and more experienced politicians and was the last man standing in 30 BC.
A mere 18 years of age when his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar prematurely inherits rule of the Roman Republic. Surrounded by men who are jockeying for power—Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony—young Octavius must work against the powerful Roman political machinations to claim his destiny as first Roman emperor. Sprung from meticulous research and the pen of a true poet, Augustus tells the story of one man’s dream to liberate a corrupt Rome.
"The son of Caesar calls to you."
Das neue Meisterwerk von John Williams. Verbündete, Gegner, Feinde – ein Herrscherleben in all seinen Facetten. Octavian ist neunzehn, sensibel, wissbegierig und will Gelehrter werden. Doch als Großneffe und Adoptivsohn Julius Cäsars fällt ihm nach dessen Ermordung ein gewaltiges Erbe zu: Ihm, der von schwächlicher Konstitution, aber enormer Willenskraft ist, wird es durch Glück, List, Intelligenz und Entschlossenheit gelingen, das riesige Römische Reich in eine Epoche des Wohlstands und Friedens zu führen.
Caesar Augustus has been called history's greatest emperor. It was said he found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. With a senator for a father and Julius Caesar for a great-uncle, he ascended the ranks of Roman society with breathtaking speed. His courage in battle is still questioned yet his political savvy was second to none. He had a lifelong rival in Mark Antony and a 51-year companion in his wife, Livia. And his influence extended perhaps further than that of any ruler who has ever lived.
"Ancient biographies are hard"
Our shadow side, teaches Robert Augustus Masters, contains the emotions and desires we've disowned, neglected, or hidden from ourselves. If not skillfully worked with, it can easily direct our lives on every level. With Knowing Your Shadow, this acclaimed psychotherapist and author shows us how to illuminate and wisely engage with the endarkened aspects of who we are. Join him to explore in depth the areas where shadow work can most benefit us.
"Deep, practical, insightful"
This is the most comprehensive book on the subject of modern practical magic to date. Practical magic makes real and observable changes in yourself and your environment through the invisible forces that manifest and transform your reality.
Spiritual bypassing - the use of spiritual beliefs to avoid dealing with painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs - is so pervasive that it goes largely unnoticed. The spiritual ideals of any tradition, whether Christian commandments or Buddhist precepts, can provide easy justification for practitioners to duck uncomfortable feelings in favor of more seemingly enlightened activity. When split off from fundamental psychological needs, such actions often do much more harm than good.
"It's SO good! Learned a ton."
Here is one of the best historical novels ever written. Lame, stammering Claudius, once a major embarrassment to the imperial family and now emperor of Rome, writes an eyewitness account of the reign of the first four Caesars: the noble Augustus and his cunning wife, Livia; the reptilian Tiberius; the monstrous Caligula; and finally old Claudius himself. Filled with poisonings, betrayal, and shocking excesses, I Claudius is history that rivals the most exciting contemporary fiction.
"Unsurpassed, addictive brilliance"
Augustus, born Gaius Octavius Thurinus in 63 BCE, was the first emperor of Rome. From the moment his great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar, died when he was 18, his life was one action-packed conflict after another. From the unexpected inheritance of a hefty fortune and a heap of responsibilities, to fighting off a foe who should be a friend, to seeking revenge on Caesar's assassins, he had his work cut out for him.
With the murder of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March 44 BC, a new political constellation seized control of the city of Rome. Known as the Second Triumvirate, this alliance between Gaius Octavius (Augustus), Marc Antony, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus formed in the year 43 BC and saw the three most powerful men in Rome overcome their own personal differences to bring about a new stability to their tumultuous city.
"Augustus” en storslået og velskrevet roman, der laegger sig op ad "Jeg, Claudius" af Robert Graves. Den er en fascinerende og haesblaesende fortaelling om en raekke historiske personer fra det gamle Rom. Octavius Caesar (Augustus) var blot 18 år gammel, da hans onkel Julius Caesar blev myrdet. I en alt for ung alder skulle Augustus overtage styret og magten over den romerske republik. Han var omgivet af magtsyge maend, der med alle midler kaempede om magten - Cicero, Brutus, Cassius og Markus Aurelius...
The Sepher Yetzirah or Book of Formation is perhaps the oldest rabbinical treatise of Kabbalistic philosophy which is still extant. This thoroughly re-edited and revised version helps bring this text to life.
"It's finally starting to come together."
Synergistic Meditative Flows is a "next generation" New Hermetics practice designed to lead your consciousness toward enlightenment along three distinct pathways synergistically, as well as giving you a practical approach to systematically developing focus, bio-energetic power, and visualization prowess. Several variations and other new practices are also included.
"Very impressed with these techniques"
The Tantric text Vijnanabhairava is a true treasure of spiritual literature. It is one of the most interesting practical documents of Tantric instruction that is direct, practical, and sublime. It can help aspirants immensely in studying Tantra, Yoga, Magick, and enlightenment in general. It contains both a large number of practical methods for obtaining enlightened awareness, but also in its brief way contains a philosophical outlook that is refreshing and fascinating.
"Narrated very nice..."
This Tony Award-winning play, set in New York City in 1850, centers on the painfully shy Catherine Sloyer, who lives in Washington Square with her father. When Catherine falls in love with a handsome suitor, Dr. Sloyer threatens to disinherit her, convinced that the young man could only be interested in her fortune. The decisions Catherine makes and their surprising consequences mark The Heiress as a complex and satisfying portrait of the American character.
This is a simple guide to conjuring the Goetic spirits. This book was originally published in 1999, but this audio version contains a lot of new material that was only released in an ultra-rare private second edition. This includes some very powerful techniques for opening up the inner planes more effectively.
"not the as detailed, more of a summery."
This is a story from The Return of Sherlock Holmes II collection.
Welcome to Bailey's Café, the most mythically real diner you've ever walked into. Presided over by Bailey and his helpmate, Nadine, it is a magnet that draws a wide variety of the "colored" people of 1948, each with a story to tell.
"Gloria Naylor's Bailey's Cafe...Wow!"
The Corpus Hermeticum is a series of short philosophical and religious treatises dating from the beginning of the Common Era. Most of the texts take the form of a dialogue between Hermes Trismegistos and one or more of his disciples. The texts are loosely related but clearly separate tracts seemingly written by many different authors who use the character of Hermes Trismegistos as a prop to express their unique philosophies.
"wisdom and guidance"
This is a heavily revised and updated version of this classic occult text. While the utterances and philosophy expressed in this book represent a concise statement of esoteric philosophy spanning several millennia, the importance of this work lies in part with whom it has influenced. Most if not all of the Golden Dawn initiates were affected by the aphorisms in this short tract. Aleister Crowley quotes from this book almost more than any other.
"Exotic, Esoteric, and loved it!"