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On the Warrior's Path: Philosophy, Fighting, and Martial Arts Mythology

On the Warrior's Path: Philosophy, Fighting, and Martial Arts Mythology Description:

From the chop sockey kung fu epics on the big screen to practices like tae kwon do at local community centers the martial arts have become a major phenomenon in Western culture In i On the Warrior s Path i author Daniele Bolelli examines the central figure in this trend the warrior Bolelli himself a martial artist looks at every facet of the warrior lifestyle from the unbreakable tenacity of the Japanese swordsman to the contemplative practices of the mysterious warrior monks of China Drawing from both classical and popular sources of warrior culture Bolelli shows what it takes to inhabit this singular role along the way making surprising connections between martial arts and psychedelic culture basketball American Indian society surfing Star Wars and more

Rating: 3.67 out of 5

Create Your Own Religion: A How-To Book Without Instructions

Create Your Own Religion: A How-To Book Without Instructions Description:

Create Your Own Religion is a call to arms an open invitation to question all the values beliefs and worldviews that humanity has so far held as sacred in order to find the answers we need to the very practical problems facing us Writer philosopher and professor of comparative religion Daniele Bolelli leads the reader through three thousand years of mythology misogyny misinformation and the flat out lies about revealed truth that continue to muddle our ability to live a peaceful life free of guilt and shame and the ultimate fear of death

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion

50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion Description:

If you re waiting for the world s Holy Men to tell you the truth about their religions do you suppose they ll mention that br br The Tao Te Ching was only created because Lao Tzu was thrown in jail by a disciple who didn t want to let him leave town without writing down his teachings Passover celebrates God killing all firstborn Egyptian kids while Jewish homes were passed over by the angel of death Shinto a nature loving mellow religion was transformed by the Japanese government into a nationalistic ideology promoting holy war br br Adding to its popular Things You re Not Supposed To Know series Disinformation has teamed with Daniele Bolelli writer professor of comparative religion and renowned martial arts practitioner and philosopher to tackle an ever more serious and important topic popular misconceptions about religion Among other revelations br br Carpocrates an early Christian argued that sex orgies were a key to heaven Prostitution was a religious duty in Mesopotamian temples The two major Chinese religions Taoism and Confucianism are completely at odds with each other and yet are often practiced together Despite having persecuted Jews for years Christian fundamentalists are Israel s biggest supporters br br Capturing just the right balance of in depth knowledge respect humor and irreverence Bolelli takes an ecumenical approach to the task revealing surprising shocking and little known facts about the big three religions but also many more including Zen Buddhism Hinduism Zoroastrianism and of course the increasingly popular non religion atheism

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

Not Afraid

Not Afraid Description:

The honesty and authenticity in Daniele s writing is truly inspirational Most books about life are written with kid gloves and give us old school clich s to handle adversity Daniele has gone through some of the most difficult situations a father husband and all around warrior can go through He gives us an honest look into the pain heartache and process of fighting back against things that would bring most to their knees Everyone can relate to the feelings and thoughts Daniele displays We can only hope to someday have his strength and conviction to come through and thrive AJ Hawk Superbowl Champion with the Green Bay Packers br br A true warrior poet Daniele bleeds on these pages with fearless vulnerability and uncensored humor Aubrey Marcus writer and CEO of Onnit com br br Bolelli is a genius warrior philosopher What he talks about here is the opposite of a victim s mentality By sharing the emotionally apocalyptic experiences he has gone through he gives a gift to anyone who is struggling with the dragon of fear and sadness For me to hear this story and to think of everything that happened to him and then to think about my own little doldrums that I fall into suddenly I m invigorated Everyone please listen open your ears and open your hearts to the incredible the brilliant and the super sweet Daniele Bolelli Duncan Trussell comedian and host of the podcast The Duncan Trussell Family Hour br br An inspiring life story about overcoming fear This is a necessary task no matter what you do in life Whether you are an amateur or professional athlete you will be able to draw many similarities to your sport At the same time this book gives us a great reminder to enjoy the ride while it lasts Well done Daniele you did it again Bostjan Nachbar professional basketball player br This book is a meditation on facing fear heartbreak and mortality It is the story of a man who in rapid succession has his wife die in his arms loses his house and his job and is left to care for his month old daughter Oddly enough the best tools for coping with all of this were those he learned in more than two decades of the martial arts practice Not Afraid tackles this extremely heavy subject matter in a lighthearted style and with an attitude that acknowledges pain and suffering but denies them dominion over one s life br br In his own irreverent and inimitable style Daniele Bolleli tells the story of his courtship and marriage which would have been a sweet story had not all hell broken loose Or as he puts it Hell was a ninja who entered my house without being seen It all began in such an unremarkable way that it barely registered as anything meaningful Little did I know that the experiences of the next five months would rip me apart and kill me They would reforge me into a different man On that day I became an unwilling traveler on a journey through the heart of fear Every step along the way has forced me to face my fears time and time again br br In autobiographical fashion Not Afraid recounts how martial arts practice and personally relating to fear inducing experiences can affect and shape one s personality The result is a page turning book about beauty as well as tragedy hope as well as despair

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

The Slave Wars (History on Fire, Episodes 1-2)

The Slave Wars (History on Fire, Episodes 1-2) Description:

Episode The Slave Wars part br br In the space of a few decades three major slave wars threatened the Roman Republic In this episode we see how the greed of land speculators tax collectors and slave owners unleashed an orgy of bloodshed as tens of thousands of escaped slaves went to battle against Rome s armies Part I of this story covers the first two of the servile wars and features political intrigues fire breathing Syrian prophets cannibalism love struck aristocrats arming their slaves and heroic mass suicides br br br EPISODE The Slave Wars Part Spartacus br br One of the most legendary characters in history comes to visit us in this episode Spartacus was an auxiliary soldier in the Roman army a deserter an outlaw a gladiator and the leader of one of the greatest slave rebellions in history Under his leadership over people defeated the Roman legions multiple times This episode features mass crucifixions Dionysian orgies a master course in guerrilla warfare walls built with corpses the most brutal punishment in military history pirates and overambitious Romans losing their heads

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

Crazy Horse (History on Fire #7-10)

Crazy Horse (History on Fire #7-10) Description:

What good is power if you cannot protect the ones you love muses Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones I can t think of a more appropriate question to discuss the life of th century Lakota hero Crazy Horse His undeniable power as a warrior in fact didn t spare him from having tragedy visit him time and time again Taking place against the backdrop of the Lakota U S conflict in the second half of the s his life was the quintessential tale where epic heartbreak bravery and horror mix freely His people were one of the last Native American tribes to stand in the face of American expansion And Crazy Horse was always in the thick of the action throughout over twenty years of intermittent warfare

Rating: 3.51 out of 5

iGod. Istruzione per l'uso di una religione fai da te.

iGod. Istruzione per l'uso di una religione fai da te. Description:

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Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Mixed Martial Arts: Analyses of Techniques & Usage

Mixed Martial Arts: Analyses of Techniques & Usage Description:

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Rating: 3.32 out of 5

Fistfight Volume 1 : The CKY3 Fight

Fistfight Volume 1 : The CKY3 Fight Description:

Mike Vallely is a legend of skateboarding a musician and an actor Daniele Bolelli is a university professor a writer and the host of the Drunken Taoist Podcast Despite the differences in their backgrounds they teamed up here because they both approach life with reckless passion and to tell a story grounded in just that High voltage passion br br On the surface the story written here revolves around the infamous fight that turned Mike into the star of one of the very first viral videos Ever since that day Mike has been asked about what really happened in the fight why it took place etc And for the first time all those questions are answered here But this is little more than an excuse for a much deeper tale A tale of willpower breaking down all the doors that were being slammed shut in Mike s face of triumph over what doctors considered a career ending injury and of unyielding commitment to live life on one s terms despite what everyone else is telling you Ultimately it is precisely the kind of tale that Nietzsche referred to when he wrote Of all that is written I only love what a person has written with his blood

Rating: 3.26 out of 5

Dakota Warrior: The Story of James R. Weddell

Dakota Warrior: The Story of James R. Weddell Description:

This book tells of the epic life and legal odyssey of James R Weddell a Yankton Sioux man sentenced to eighty years in prison for a crime he didn t commit In Italian journalist author and documentary producer Gloria Mattioni met James and volunteered to investigate and seek justice For the following ten years she spared no efforts to make sure that the case would be reopened and James would win his freedom back After an exhausting legal battle James R Weddell finally walked free on December th Dakota Warrior is a meditation on what it means to embody the figure of the warrior in our modern society It is also a breathless tale of daring prison breaks earning Weddell the nickname of the American Indian Houdini of ending up on America s Most Wanted of the unyielding fight for the Black Hills the Lakota sacred lands that were illegally taken by the U S government of political activism of the shootout and reconciliation with AIM leader Russell Means of racism and unexpected friendship of tribal history and strong spiritual beliefs

Rating: 3.77 out of 5