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On The Elephant's Knee: Gurdjieffian Typology
Thomas M. Easley

1998 186p. An Interesting Title By An Associate Of The Sacred Science Institute, Presenting A System For Psychologically Reading Or Evaluating People Through Observation Of Physiological & Psychologically Interactive Behavior Characteristics. This System Is Based Upon Principles Developed By The Famous Mystical Cosmologist, G. I. Gurdjieff, And Essentially Allows One To Learn A Quantity Of Information As Sophisticated As An Astrological Reading, Merely Through Observation Of Physical & Behavioral Characteristics. Such Systems Have Always Been Used In Esoteric Orders To Allow An Added Advantage Of Psychological Insight Into Those With Whom They Dealt. This Knowledge Is Called Foundation Knowledge, Revealing The Core Or Foundation Of All Knowledge Which Manifests Through The Law Of Correspondences In All Phenomena. A Valuable Work Meant For Application. Contents: Origins Of Foundation Knowledge; Body Type: Attraction & Repulsion; Alchemy: Keeping Peace Within Your Environment; Chief Feature: Diminishing Fear; Center Of Focus: Spending Your Energy; Essence: What You Can't Change. Charts, Tables & Diagrams Of Correspondences.

CAT#162 $30.00 We are down to our last box of these...

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Vedic Mathematics, or 'Sixteen Simple Mathematical Formulae From the Vedas'
Jagadguru Swami Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaja, Shankaracharya of Govardhana Hatha, Puri.

1994, revised. (Original 1965) 367 P. This original work on Vedic Mathematics (Vedic Maths) begins with various introductions prefaces etc., illustrative specimen samples and a list of the Sutras and their corollaries. The book covers a considerable range of topics and is intended as an introduction to Vedic Mathematics. Contents: 1 Actual Applications Of The Vedic Sutras. 2 Arithmetical Computations. 3 Multiplication. Practical Application In "Compound Multiplication" Practice And Proportion In "Compound Multiplication". 4 Division By The Nikhilam Method. 5 Division By The Paravartya Method. 6 Argumental Division Linking Note (Recapitulation And Conclusion). 7 Factorisation (Of Simple Quadratics). 8 Factorisation (Of Harder Quadratics). 9 Factorisation Of Cubics Etc. 10 Highest Common Factor. 11 Simple Equations (First Principles). 12 Simple Equations (By Sunyam Etc.)13 Merger Type Of Simple Easy Equations. 14 Complex Mergers. 15 Simultaneous Simple Equations. 16 Miscellaneous (Simple) Equations. 17 Quadratic Equations. 18 Cubic Equations. 19 Bi-Quadratic Equations. 20 Multiple Simultaneous Equations. 21 Simultaneous Quadratic Equations. 22 Factorisation And Differential Calculus. 23 Partial Fractions. 24 Integration By Partial Fractions. 25 The Vedic Numerical Code. 26 Recurring Decimals. 27 Straight Division. 28 Auxiliary Fractions. 29 Divisibility And Simple Osculators. 30 Divisibility And Complex Multiplex Osculators. 31 Sum And Difference Of Squares. 32 Elementary Squaring, Cubing Etc. 33 Straight Squaring. 34 Vargamula (Square Root). 35 Cube Roots Of Exact Cubes. 36 Cube Roots (General). 37 Pythagoras' Theorem Etc. 38 Apollonius' Theorem. 39 Analytical Conics. 40 Miscellaneous Matters. Recapitulation And Conclusion.

CAT#368 $30.00. Hardcover Motilal Banarsidass India

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The Art Of Memory.
Francis A. Yates

1974. 400p. Book Description "Once in a very great while, historical scholarship produces a book which makes one immediately begin re-thinking many of one's major suppositions about the thought systems of the past. Professor Yates has given us such a book."--Norman D. Hinton, The Modern Schoolman This book is one of the best overviews of the systems of memory and the nature of the art as used in the Renaissance and Greek times. An excellent introduction to the subject, though not focused upon application. Contents: Three Latin Sources for the Classical Art of Memory; The Art of Memory in Greece: Memory and the Soul; The Art of Memory in the Middle Ages; Medieval Memory and the Formation of Imagery; The Memory Treatises; Renaissance Memory: The Memory Theater of Giulio Camillo; Camillo’s Theatre and the Venetian Renaissance; Lullism as an Art of Memory; Giordano Bruno: The Secret of Shadows; Ramism as an Art of Memory; Giordano Bruno” The Secret of Seals; Conflict Between Brunian and Ramist Memory; Bruno: The Last Works on Memory; Art of Memory in Bruno’s Italian Dialogues; The Theatre Memory System of Robert Fludd Fludd’s Memory Theatre and the Globe Theatre; Art of Memory and the Growth of Scientific Method.

University of Chicago Press. Paperback. CAT#379 $40.00

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How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Everyday Genius.
Michael J. Gelb

1998. 322p. We suggest this title for a introduction to the more interesting modern day approaches to Expedient Learning, while tracing them back to the genius of Leonardo. This is an inspiring and inventive guide that teaches readers how to develop their full potential, using the principles of Da Vincian thought identified by the author. Beginning with a brief historical biography of Da Vinci and an overview of the astounding advances made in the arts and sciences during the Renaissance, Gelb illustrates the seven fundamental elements of Da Vinci's thought process: Questionare: A questing, insatiably curious approach to life Dimostrazione: A commitment to test knowledge through experience Sensazione: The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to clarify experience Sfumato: A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox and uncertainty Arte/Scienza: The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination. "Whole-brain" thinking Corporalita: The cultivation of ambidexterity, fitness and poise Connessione: A recognition and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. "Systems" thinking. Loaded with practical exercises, quotes, sidebars, illustrations and material drawn directly from Da Vinci's personal notebooks, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is both a tribute to his great achievements and a call to carry on his legacy in our everyday lives by utilizing our potential to the best of our ability

Bantam, Doubleday, Dell. Hardback. CAT#382 $25.00 OUT OF STOCK

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And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared: TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving.
G. Altshuller (H. Altov) Translated by Lev Shulyak.

1990. 171P. This legendary book was first published in English in 1990. It is Altshuller's most popular book in Russia on how to become an inventor and how to solve technical problems. Originally written for high school students, it engages readers of all ages by inviting them to learn by doing. The translator, Lev Shulyak, is himself an accomplished inventor, engineer and TRIZ expert. About the Author: Genrich Altshuller received his first Soviet patent at the age of 14. While in his early 20s, he began developing TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. Stalin rewarded him with 25 years imprisonment in Siberia. Released after Stalin’s death, he led the underground TRIZ revolution, a fundamental shift in the technical creativity paradigm. Altshuller spent the remainder of his life working to advance what has become the science of TRIZ. He died in 1998. The similarity between many of these techniques and Vedic Mathematics is striking, particularly considering that both authors developed their systems around the same time period.

Technical Innovation Center. Paperback. CAT#383 $60.00 OUT OF STOCK

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How To Strengthen The Memory; or Natural & Scientific Methods Of Never Forgetting.
M. L. Holbrook, M.D.

1886. 152p. Another of our favorites, from the 1800’s, which covers not only techniques and systems of memory, but develops a complete system, considering the physiology with applications to every branch of life & thought. Contents: Best Foundation For A Good Memory; Memory & Nutrition; Fatigue; Perfect Circulation of Blood; Quality of Blood; Memory & Bodily Illness; Results of Brain Injury; Results of Use of Narcotics; Unconscious Memory; Memory, Its Exaltation & Degeneration; Exaltation; Degeneration; Repetition; Suggestions, Associations, Links & Chains; A Striking Example of Memory Culture; Close Attention; Careful Observation & Reflection; Methodical Association; Mental Employment; Memory Culture In Schools; Self-culture of the Memory; Memory of Names; Memory of Forms & Faces; Why the Memory Should Be Trained; Early Training; Methods of Training; Memory of Faces; Memory of Places & Its Culture; Culture of the Musical Memory; Strengthening the Memory for Facts & Events; Memory for Figures & Dates; The Figure Alphabet; Tricks of Memory; How To Learn A New Language; Association of Ideas – Analogous or Opposites/Neither Analogous nor Opposite; Application of These Rules; Word Memory; Lawyer’s Memories; Suggestions For Clergymen; Mastering the Contents of A Book; The Art of Forgetting; Abnormal Memory; Conclusion.

CAT#386 Deluxe Quarto Hardcover Facsimile Edition. Maroon Suede w/Guilt Lettering. $50.00

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Mind & Memory Training.
Ernest E. Wood

1936. 185p. Another or the more interesting and comprehensive titles from earlier this century with instructions for a full integration into life. Contents: The Mind & Its Management: The Magic Box; The Roads of Thought; Concentration of Mind; Aids to Concentration. Imagination & Its Uses: Mental Images; Familiarization of Forms & Words; Projection of The Memory; Simplification & Symbolization. The Art Of Thinking: Modes of Comparison; A Logical Series; Footsteps of Thought; The Power of a Mood; Expansion of Ideas. A Bag of Tricks: Number Arguments & Diagrams; Number Words; Placing the Memory; Memory-Men of India; The Mind At Work: Reading & Studying; Writing & Speech Making; More Concentration; Meditation. Some Parting Advice: Uses of the Will; Bodily Aids.

CAT#388 Deluxe Quarto Hardcover Facsimile Edition. Maroon Suede w/Guilt Lettering. $50.00

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