Siddhartha, a story based on the early life of Gautama Buddha, is concerned with the human search for self-knowledge and authentic spirituality. Hesse had written the first part of the book easily enough, but had to stop for a year with depression, before completing it in 1922. The book is a synthesis of Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, and Christian thought, though Hesse rejected all conventional religion for a more individual and personal path.
"One of tye best Hesse novels."
As with The Prophet, Sand and Foam was not only a success on initial publication but was also a must read for many of those in the counter-culture scene in the sixties. John Lennon even borrowed a couplet, with a slight alteration, for his famed song 'Julia'.
Kahlil Gibran's 'The Madman' was the first book he penned in English. Beautifully written, it is a short collection of parables on God, animals, human nature, and life's big questions. Not as well known as his classic: 'The Prophet', but some would say just as inspirational, or possibly more so. Read the first verse here and decide for yourself, or better still, listen to the sample of Arthur Browns' beautiful narration. You ask me how I became a madman.
Celia de Gray makes inroads as the first saleswoman for Felding-Roth Pharmaceutical Company, but uncovers scandals, including inadequate testing of new prescription drugs and false advertising. She finds that her work, and her marriage to Dr. Andrew Jordan, pose difficult choices she didn't expect.
The best-selling author of Hotel and Airport, Hailey here unlocks the doors of the giant drug industry for a frank, revealing glimpse of drugs, discoveries, deals, and deceptions.
"I just love it!"
The Forerunner is Gibran's second book in the English language built upon the mystical and spiritual thematic foundations that he had laid down with The Madman. "You are your own forerunner, and the towers you have builded are but the foundation of your giant-self. And that self too shall be a foundation."
Kahlil Gibrans' Spiritual World is a collection of four of the most important books he wrote in the English language and on which much of his reputation rests. The Madman, The Forerunner, The Prophet, and Sand and Foam are all included here in their entirety. Beautifully narrated by '60s legend Arthur Brown, they are a must for inspiration seekers.
"Gibran... the way and wayfarer"
Arthur Godfrey, The Romance of Helen Trent, Our Gal Sunday, The Goldbergs, President Roosevelt's Address to Congress, Amos 'n' Andy, Joe E. Brown, Major Bowes, Louis Prima, and more all in a row! This is a recording of a full broadcast day, remastered (from the National Archives transcript disks) by Joe Bevilacqua.
This rare and exciting collection offers you the chance to travel back in time and experience a complete broadcast day from September 1939, including every minute of the day from 6:00 AM sign-on right through sign-off at 1:00 AM the next morning. Thanks to the foresight of the Library of Congress and station WJSV in Washington DC, you'll hear exactly what it was like to listen to the radio in 1939.
The Prophet is Kahlil Gibran's masterpiece and is one of the most popular spiritual books of all time. It tells the story of the prophet Al-Mustafa who is about board a ship, which will take him home. He enters into a discussion with a group of people on subjects as diverse as self knowledge, death, beauty, good and evil, love, pain, crime, shopping, life, and the human condition. The book is divided into 26 chapters and is essential reading for anyone on a spiritual journey.
Gibran's Jesus: The Son of Man is a portrayal of Christ through the eyes of His contemporaries - men and women who knew him as an enemy, friend, teacher, and Son.
The characters, including Mary Magdalen, Simon Peter, Pontius Pilate, and Barabbas are brought to life against the social, political, and religious realities of Palestine and Rome at that period.