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by P. G. Wodehouse
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LibriVox recording of Leave it to PSmith by P. G. Wodehouse. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Freddie Threepwood and his uncle are in difficulties. Freddie wants a thousand pounds to start a bookmaker’s business and to marry Eve, while his uncle wants to raise three thousand pounds, unbeknown to his wife, to help a runaway daughter. Freddie persuades his uncle to steal his wife’s necklace and sees Psmith’s advertisement in a daily paper. Freddie enlists the services of Psmith to...
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by P. G. Wodehouse
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LibriVox recording of The Pothunters by P. G. Wodehouse. Read in English by Gareth Rowlands; KevinS; aditshank; Wayne Cooke; Laura Riley; Owlivia; Paul Hampton; pianoroll262; maitriarya18; sachinV; NoelVox; Ares Sancho; llebell; Sahil Dalal The Pothunters was popular British humorist P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse's first published book. It tells the first of what would become a number of tales set in a fictitious English public school, and already shows the author's masterful, gentle...
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by P. G. Wodehouse
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LibriVox recording of Bill the Conqueror by P. G. Wodehouse. Read in English by Carol Pelster Hailed as one of the funniest writers of the 20th century, P. G. Wodehouse cheerfully radiates humor that is both sophisticated and popular. In Bill the Conqueror, Wodehouse creates an array of entertaining characters who gallop around England and America in quest of love and money. Our far-from-perfect hero Bill is a dissipated American former football player and man of action, who tangles with odious...
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by P. T. Forsyth
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LibriVox  reading of Marriage: its ethic and religion by P. T. Forsyth. Read in English by InTheDesert. The expansion of a lecture delivered in connection with the National Council of Public Morals (Note on inside cover) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org .  M4B...
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LibriVox recording of The Paradise, or Garden of the Holy Fathers (Book 4) (The Histories of the Monks Who Lived in the Desert of Egypt, Which Were Compiled by Saint Hieronymus) by Palladius. (Translated by E. A. Wallis Budge.) Read in English by ancientchristian. The Desert Fathers were early Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who mainly lived in the Scetes desert of Egypt. The most famous was St. Anthony the Great, who moved to the desert in 270 AD and became known as both the father and...
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LibriVox recording of The Paradise, or Garden of the Holy Fathers (Book 1) by Palladius. (Translated by E. A. Wallis Budge.) Read in English by ancientchristian The Desert Fathers were early Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who mainly lived in the Scetes desert of Egypt. The most famous was St. Anthony the Great, who moved to the desert in 270 AD and became known as both the father and founder of desert monasticism. By the time Anthony died in AD 356, thousands of monks and nuns had been...
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LibriVox recording of The Paradise, or Garden of the Holy Fathers (The Rule of Pachomius at Tabenna) by Palladius. (Translated by E. A. Wallis Budge.) Read in English by ancientchristian The Desert Fathers were early Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who mainly lived in the Scetes desert of Egypt. The most famous was St. Anthony the Great, who moved to the desert in 270 AD and became known as both the father and founder of desert monasticism. By the time Anthony died in AD 356, thousands...
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LibriVox recording of The Paradise, or Garden of the Holy Fathers (Book 2) by Palladius. (Translated by E. A. Wallis Budge.) Read in English by ancientchristian The Desert Fathers were early Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who mainly lived in the Scetes desert of Egypt. The most famous was St. Anthony the Great, who moved to the desert in 270 AD and became known as both the father and founder of desert monasticism. By the time Anthony died in AD 356, thousands of monks and nuns had been...
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by Palmer Cox
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LibriVox recording of The Brownies and Prince Florimel by Palmer Cox. Read in English by Jude Somers After Prince Florimel flees his home (and a particularly nasty uncle) he has a series of adventures with the mischevious but helpful Brownies, Queen Titania and her fairies, and the ill-tempered enchanter, Dragonfel. Reader's note: Although some terms in this 1918 book are not really acceptable anymore, the book’s overall message that people should not be judged by their size is still a worthy...
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by Pansy
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LibriVox recording of Cunning Workmen by Pansy. Read in English by TriciaG Miss Cora Parkhurst is an irresponsible and flighty Sunday school teacher for a group of young ladies. She has simply no time to prepare the lessons, nor any knowledge of what it means to be a sincere Christian. Mr. Robert Hammond is an earnest, dedicated Sunday school teacher for a group of young men. Mr. Hammond invites Miss Parkhurst to the weekly teachers' meeting to spur her on, only to discover how much spiritual...
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by Pansy
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LibriVox recording of Stephen Mitchell's Journey by Pansy. Read in English by TriciaG Stephen Mitchell is a young man without a place in the world. He hates farming, although he works endless hours on the poor family farm. He isn't qualified for many jobs in town since he's had very little formal schooling. And he is a loner because he’s too self-conscious and awkward to speak to other boys his age, let alone a young lady. But Providence puts Stephen in the middle of a lecture at the...
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by Pansy
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LibriVox recording of David Ransom's Watch by Pansy. Read in English by TriciaG A tale of human choices and lost opportunities, and how one's choices affect so many other lives, for good or ill. A borrowed watch. A selfish younger brother. An engagement and flirtation. A trip to the city to replace the watch turns David Ransom's life in a whole new direction. - Summary by TriciaG For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
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by Pansy
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LibriVox recording of Grandpa's Darlings by Pansy. Read in English by TriciaG Fiction, or fact? The narrator asserts it's fact. The narrator is an author, whom her little nieces call "Auntie Belle". There's also an "Auntie Dule" (proper name Julia), Grandpa and Grandma, Mama and Papa, and eventually an Uncle Ross (Isabella Alden's husband, Gustavus Rossenberg Alden). The book is made up of vignettes of the funny sayings or doings of little Minnie and little Gracie, and how...
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by Pansy; Grace Livingston Hill; Mrs. C. M. Livingston; Raymond MacDonald Alden; Faye Huntington; C. M. Livingston; Gustavus Rosenberg Alden
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LibriVox recording of A Sevenfold Trouble by Pansy; Grace Livingston Hill; Mrs. C. M. Livingston; Raymond MacDonald Alden; Faye Huntington; C. M. Livingston; Gustavus Rosenberg Alden. Read in English by TriciaG This story is an honest record of what we, who are all writers, and all very intimate friends, have seen and heard as we looked on at the lives of certain people in whom we are deeply interested. We used to talk about these people when we sat together after the day's work was done....
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by Paolo Mantegazza
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Love by Paolo Mantegazza. Read in English by Marta A; Jim Locke Translated from Italian, it delves into the physiology of love from a scientific standpoint, in beautiful writing. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook...
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by Patanjali
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LibriVox recording of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (1917 edition) by Patanjali. (Translated by Charles Johnston.) Read in English by Kyle James Maclean The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, less than ten pages of large type in the original. Yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. The theme, if the present interpreter be right, is the great regeneration, the birth of the spiritual from the psychical man: the same...
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by Paul Boldt
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LibriVox recording of Junge Pferde! Junge Pferde! by Paul Boldt. Read in German by marham63; Sonia; lorda; Sandra Schmit Paul Boldt war ein Lyriker des Expressionismus. Er veröffentlichte mit zunächst rasch wachsendem Erfolg ab 1912 Gedichte in der literarisch-politischen Zeitschrift "Aktion". Sein einziger, 1914 veröffentlichter, Gedichtsband Junge Pferde! Junge Pferde! fand große Beachtung. Er führte ein unstetes Leben und bewegte sich, mehr Beobachter als gesellig, unter...
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by Paul Bourget
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LibriVox recording of Un scrupule et Dualité by Paul Bourget. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne Un scrupule, 1893, suivi de Dualité, 1900. L’histoire de Blanche, la « petite » sœur d’Aline, dans le Paris mondain et demi_mondain du 19 ème siècle. Société, moeurs et sentiments… Beaucoup de charme et de délicatesse, et le talent très fluide de l’auteur. - Summary by Christiane Jehanne For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach
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LibriVox Aufnahme von Kaspar Hauser - Beispiel eines Verbrechens am Seelenleben des Menschen von Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach. Auf Deutsch gelesen von LibriVox Freiwilligen. Kaspar Hauser, der Findling von Nürnberg, ist eine der geheimnisvollsten Personen in der deutschen Geschichte. Seine Herkunft, sein Leben und sein früher und gewaltsamer Tod 1833 geben bis heute Rätsel auf. Vermutlich 1812 geboren, tauchte er 1828 plötzlich in Nürnberg auf. Sein Verhalten, die Umstände...
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by Paul Laurence Dunbar
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LibriVox recording of The Fanatics by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Read in English by Rita Boutros This is a story about a town in Ohio during the civil war. The town is divided by ideology, but can they be united by love and respect? - Summary by Stav Nisser. Note to listeners : Because of the subject of this book, some of the ideas described and the words used can be offensive. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Paul Laurence Dunbar
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LibriVox recording of Oak and Ivy by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Read in English by Andrew Kennedy "Oak and Ivy" is Paul Laurence Dunbar's first collection of poetry. He was by far the most successful Black American to write poetry in the so-called Negro dialect, although he also wrote a lot of verse in standard diction. His poetry and prose often speaks of the frustrated aspirations of and bleak prospects for African Americans in a white supremacist era. - Summary by TriciaG For further...
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by Paul Scheerbart
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LibriVox recording of Katerpoesie by Paul Scheerbart. Read in German by Librivox Freiwillige. Grossteils sehr kurze Gedichte! Paul Scheerbart wurde als früher Expressionist in der Glasbau-Architektur bekannt und entwickelte in seinen Werken auf humorvolle Weise und quer durch verschiedene Branchen und Inhalte seinen Stil. Oder war er ein Vorläufer das Surrealismus in der Literatur? Und warum nannten ihn viele DADAisten als Vorbild? Scheerbart spielt mit einfachen Worten und Inhalten, wirkt...
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by Paul Severing
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LibriVox recording of Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers The purpose of this little book is to give a general idea of a few of the great achievements of our time. For instance, the flying machine is engaging the attention of the old, the young and the middle-aged, and soon the whole world will be on the wing. Radium, "the revealer," is opening the door to possibilities almost beyond human conception. Wireless Telegraphy is crossing...
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by Paul Zech
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LibriVox recording of Der Feurige Busch by Paul Zech. Read in German by LibriVox Volunteers. In dem Lyrikband "Der Feurige Busch" setzt sich Zech mit der Welt der Industriearbeiter auseinander. Er beschreibt die Arbeitswelt, die Wohsituation, das städtische Umfeld, Natursehnsucht, Träume, Hoffnungen, Liebe, Enttäuschungen, Aufbegehren ... Summary by seito. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Paul Zech
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LibriVox recording of Schollenbuch by Paul Zech. Read in German by lorda Diese Gedichte gehören zur frühen Lyrik von Paul Zech. Das Hauptthema ist ganz traditionell die Natur. Die Gedichte sind noch frei von expressionistischer Schreibweise und haben auch Themen wie Liebe und Religion zum Inhalt. Unterteilt hat Paul Zech die Gedichte in folgende Abschnitte: Jahreszeiten (1 – 28) Von Dir und mir (29 - 41) Ausblicke (42 – 49) Einkehr (50 – 54) - Summary by lorda For further information,...
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by Paul Zech
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LibriVox recording of Die eiserne Brücke – Neue Gedichte by Paul Zech. Read in German by lorda Im ersten Teil (Das grüne Ufer; Gedichte 1-30) schreibt Paul Zech noch traditionelle Naturlyrik. Durch Liebeslyrik mit einem Hauch Erotik (Zwischenspiel: Gedichte 31-42) spannt er einen Bogen um am Ende zum Expressionismus (Das gebirgichte Ufer: Gedichte 43-72) überzugehen; wobei er, unter anderem, die Problematik der Industrialisierung seiner Zeit aufgreift. - Summary by lorda For further...
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by Paul du Chaillu
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LibriVox recording of King Mombo by Paul du Chaillu. Read in English by Misikis; Lynda Marie Neilson; Ares Sancho; kaylawhy; Lee Stapleton; Paul Harvey; Larry Wilson; Shriya; Mamacheetah; Ellie; Murphy8104 An adventure story for young adults, set in Africa. The young hero sets out from New York aboard ship and after an eventful journey arrives in Africa. He sets out to explore, and arrives at the village of King Mombo. Superstitions and bad luck dog his visit, but after meeting the local...
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LibriVox recording of Стихотворения в переводе В. Я. Брюсова by Paul-Marie Verlaine. (Translated by Valery Bryusov.) Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky The original book includes a selection of poems from several books, a critical/bio essay, and a bibliography. Only the poems are narrated for this audio version. В книге напечатаны переводы избранных стихов из дюжины книг Верлена,...
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by Paula Dehmel
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LibriVox recording of Singinens Geschichten by Paula Dehmel. Read in German by Margot; Hermine; schrm; lorda; Sonia Lieder, Gedichte, Märchen und Geschichten, welche sich Singine für sich ausgedacht hat. Alles spielt in ihrer direkten Umgebung und so kommen viele Personen immer wieder vor wodurch man immer vertrauter mit Singine und ihrer Umgebung wird. Da sie keine Geschwister hat, liest sie alles dem Jagdhund Dorkas vor. Ihr Onkel rät ihr alles aufzuschreiben, was sie dann auch tut. -...
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by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
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LibriVox recording of Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. (Translated by Edward FitzGerald.) Read in English by a full cast. Of all Calderon's works, "Life is a Dream" may be regarded as the most universal in its theme. It seeks to teach a lesson that may be learned from the philosophers and religious thinkers of many ages—that the world of our senses is a mere shadow, and that the only reality is to be found in the invisible and eternal. The story which forms its basis...
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by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
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LibriVox recording of The Wonder-Working Magician by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. (Translated by Denis Florence MacCarthy.) Read in English by ToddHW; alanmapstone; Larry Wilson; KHand; Sonia; Tomas Peter; TJ Burns; Adrian Stephens; Adam Bielka; Jeanne Viray; Timothy Ferguson; Algy Pug; Kimberly Krause; Leanne Yau; Craig Franklin; Eva Davis; Nemo "The Wonderful Magician" is perhaps better known to poetical students in England from the spirited fragment Shelley has left us in his...
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by Percival Lowell
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LibriVox recording of Mars and Its Canals by Percival Lowell. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. In the days before telescope photography, astronomers had to draw what they thought they saw through the eyepiece throughout the long dark nights. Sometimes they saw saw more than there really was to see, and a bit over 100 years ago Percival Lowell published books on what he was sure were canals on Mars, signs of intelligent civilization. (In case you too are skeptical, we also have at...
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by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
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LibriVox recording of Pee-Wee Harris on the Trail by Percy Keese Fitzhugh. Read in English by KevinS; Kathryn Phipps; Steven Winterburn; John; ZoinkMeister Patrick; Bill Mosley In this, the second Pee-Wee Harris adventure, we follow young Walter, B.S.A (Boy of Superior Appetite or Boy Scout of America, take your pick) as he encounters robbers, proves himself a good friend and follows a trail of footprints into trouble. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information, including links to...
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by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
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LibriVox recording of Pee-Wee Harris: Fixer by Percy Keese Fitzhugh. Read in English by Lynne T; Julian Pratley; BinduveGG1; Kristin Micalizio; Vivianlyu; John; gerberock; Valentina Vocelli; Margaret Pee-Wee Harris, Boy Scout of America and Boy of Superior Appetite returns for another adventure -- just normal events in the life of a boy. Parades, a visit to New York, exploring the woods and introducing a new boy to scouting life. For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
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LibriVox recording of Pee-Wee Harris Adrift by Percy Keese Fitzhugh. Read in English by John; Valentina Vocelli; Lynne T; aydrogekistky; fishmiles; Ralph James That lovable Boy Scout, Pee-Wee Harris, is back for another adventure, this time on the water. Somehow, he always manages to find the snacks necessary for him to land on his feet. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
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LibriVox recording of Pee-Wee Harris in Luck by Percy Keese Fitzhugh. Read in English by KevinS; ZoinkMeister Patrick; John; Lynne T; Sophia R; Daniel Chao; Valentina Vocelli; Claire Schreuder Another episode in the life of the loveable Pee-Wee Harris, Boy Scout and Boy of Superior Appetite, who always lands on his feet, even when things don't turn out as planned. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
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LibriVox recording of Pee-wee Harris F. O. B. Bridgeboro by Percy Keese Fitzhugh. Read in English by gerberock; Julian Pratley; mleigh; John; Lynne T Pee-Wee is back for another scouting adventure, disaster only averted by the judicious application of snacks! For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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by Peter Struve; Mikhail Gershenzon; Nikolai Berdyaev; Sergei Bulgakov; Aron Lande; Bogdan Kistyakovski; Semyon Frank
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LibriVox recording of Вехи-Сборник статей о русской интеллигенции (Vekhi) by Peter Struve; Mikhail Gershenzon; Nikolai Berdyaev; Sergei Bulgakov; Aron Lande; Bogdan Kistyakovski; and Semyon Frank. Read in Russian by Kazbek. Сборник «Вехи» объединяет философские эссе, посвященные русской интеллигенции и её исторической роли. Появление сборника в 1909-м...
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LibriVox recording of The Principles of the Christian Religion Expressed in Plain and Easy Verse by Philip Doddridge. Read in English by InTheDesert. The little verses now before the reader were written at the desire of my most worthy and honoured friend, the Reverend Mr. Clark of St. Albans, and are published at his request, as what he hopes may, by the divine blessing, do some good in the rising generation. I was the more willing to undertake the task, because I had often observed with how...
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by Philip K. Dick
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LibriVox recording of The Variable Man by Philip K. Dick. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Philip K. Dick wrote some great Science Fiction and here is an example. Published in 1953, in Space Science Fiction, t his story explores an earth that is rigidly bound both by centuries of single minded focus on war, and on what happens when humans have learned to depend entirely on a mechanical calculator/computer to tell them what to do. There is no room for a factor outside known factors, something...
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by Phillip Bennett Power
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LibriVox recording of The Sick Man's Comfort Book by Phillip Bennett Power. Read in English by MaryAnn. Amongst the many wonderful truths which are spoken of God in the Bible, one of the most wonderful and beautiful is that He is a "God of comfort." "Comfort" is such a soothing word in itself, that, the moment we hear of it in connection with God we are led to expect great things; some cheering, some lifting up, some refreshment, some ease, some lightening of our trouble,...
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Synopsis This is the 2nd in a 2-article series Pierre wrote in the early years developing Philosophical Midwifery. First article is called, Alcibiades . Abstract Vinodorus, the drunkard, explains that he cannot stand success; he works hard, achieves his goal, and then throws all away in a ruinous drinking bout. Under Socrates’ questioning, Vinodorus perceives that success to him means to be admired as a successful man. Socrates suggests that Vinodorus is satisfied with opinion, the semblance...
Topics: philosophy, plato, grimes, alcohol, alcoholism, philosophical-midwifery, pmw
Synopsis This is the first in a 2-article series Pierre wrote in the early years developing Philosophical Midwifery. The second article is called, Vinodorus . Technical Issues I re-typeset the articles -- which were by now quite old -- for better readability. The original page numbers as printed in the journal are noted within the text. -JS Originally Published Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol 22(1961): 277-2971 https://www.jsad.com/ (although I can no longer find the article on their...
Topics: philosophy, plato, philosophical-midwifery, pmw
Synopsis In our Noetic Society Parmenides Study Group study of Proclus' Theology of Plato , much of the work involves working out the hierarchies of the gods. Here are Pierre's handwritten notes on the subject, sometimes referred to in our study sessions . Original Location https://archive.org/details/20191223NSPRM Usage License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Please Help Support the Project Do you enjoy our free audios, videos, and texts? Please consider supporting Pierre, the NS, and...
Topics: philosophy, plato, proclus, theology-of-plato, NSPRM
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Synopsis This is a partial list of Pierre’s works, with handy links. The same list is available in PDF format in the Download Options menu on this page. (You can also Search Our Collection to see all the works of Pierre’s we have here in the collection.) Books Socrates and Jesus: A Dialogue in Heaven . 2016. ISBN-10 : 1507767897 / ISBN-13 : 978-1507767894 BookFinder.com BookScouter.com Unblocking: Removing Blocks to Understanding . 2014. ISBN-10 : 1489516190 / ISBN-13 : 9781489516190...
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Synopsis This is Pierre Grimes' fifth in a series of articles on the subject of philosophy, philosophical counseling, philosophical midwifery, and The Self, published in Philosophical Practice , the journal of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (of which Pierre was the founder) with permissions of the author and the editor. It is reproduced here under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license . Pierre is the inventor of philosophical midwifery in its modern sense,...
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Synopsis Three NS members unpack the meaning of our dreams sent to us, with Pierre's help as midwife. Dream Texts Eldar's Dream -- Thu 20 Feb 2020 I’m on a soccer field. I’m on the sidelines and I’m communicating with the goal-keeper. I’m just kind of hanging out there. The ball flies past me and hits the corner behind me where two walls meet. The ball bounces off the corner. The corner is outside of the soccer-pitch so technically the ball was out of bounds, but it bounced back into...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
Synopsis On a Friday night we continue to look into the 7 causes (detailed in the Balboa document ), and how to approach understanding them. We look at ‘Cause’ in Plato’s Timaeus . Highlights Niko asks a queston about the Cratylus regarding the shuttle Pierre asks: What is the approach you are using to make sense of these 7 causes: what they are and how Plato uses them? What is your method? Eldar, Barbara, Regina, Philly, Sean, and Jed are all asked how they approach understanding the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, timaeus, cratylus, commentary-on-alcibiades, proclus
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis After first exploring two dreams , we continue our puzzling today on the first hypothesis of Plato’s Parmenides . Pierre opens it up and asks those of us who have been reading and studying in it what questions we have. We get a good question or two to look at, but at the end Pierre asks tus to bring more questions next time. As usual, we use the translation from our own Juan and...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, hyp1
Title Plato: Lysis; Proclus: Commentary on Plato’s Parmenides DDDAS and the Virtues (and their Lack) in Every Past Pathologos Scene Synopsis We were supposed to start this beginner/dialogue track this Friday night, with Plato’s Lysis . It was to be a beginner’s meeting, but it ends up being advanced, talking about Proclus after all, and DDDAS (Definition, Demonstration, Division, Analysis and Synthesis), as well as the Virtues and Philosophical Midwifery. Highlights Why Lysis? Why did...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, lysis, commentary-on-parmenides, book05, proclus
Synopsis A fun but rigorous Saturday morning, Jitsi'ing with Pierre. He starts over with having us as a group read the 1st hypothesis of Plato's Parmenides (*), and watching how Parmenides reasons, in a curious way that we moderns are not familiar with, to reason about the One-Self. Topic Highlights and Pierre' s Questions [This section is under construction: These are not complete.. I could not keep up today. Will have to edit and add more notes later. It was just too good and the points were...
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Synopsis Another fine Saturday morning exploring dreams with Pierre’s midwifery. Highlights Continuation of Kate’s dream exploration from last night . Exploration of Josh’s Dream More exploration of Darlene’s dream from September 12th . A brief hello and announcement from Juan Balboa on his latest translation of Damascius (See references, below) Dream Texts Kate’s Dream (reprinted from yesterday) Brother came back in the dream. I was trying to get something to record him. He was just...
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Synopsis Eric explores a recent dream with Pierre's help. Dream Text EricG's Dream -- Sun 2 Feb 2020 It was like being in a video game, but the feeling of the environment was much more real. I was a relatively low rank or level in this world, and I had just killed someone in a fight who was of a similar rank. I went to inspect and pick up his equipment and armor to compare its quality to mine. His weapon and some of his armor were notably better than mine, so I replaced those pieces of...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
Synopsis Sunday afternoon with Pierre. I start recording with a talk Ged is already in the middle of with Pierre. Then we discuss the relevance of the Theaetetus and Midwifery to the talk with Ged. Then we get into the Parmenides with Eldar’s question about Rest and Motion Highlights PMW with Ged on knowledge and understanding Pierre suggests Ged read the Theaetetus and look both at the beginning (about 149a onward) for introducing a potential pregnant party / interlocutor to midwifery, and...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theaetetus, parmenides, NSPMW
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Synopsis Before our regular Friday night talk , Pierre helps JeffL explore a recent dream. Dream Texts JeffL’s Dream – Thu 25 June 2020 I’m going with Brad T and we’re going down this alley. We’re going to a pizza parlor. There is a group of us and our friend Chris ordered the pizzas and we are going to pick them up. The pizzas are already paid for and everything. We also happen to be in Arkansas. We go into the pizza shop and I’m thinking “damn Arkansas, isn’t this a Covid...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
Synopsis Another great, but challenging Sunday with Pierre. We get into mapping/matching a) the first 12 steps (of the 24) of Proclus’ demonstration of the dialectic on Providence , from his Commentary on Plato’s Parmenides onto b) the 12 mundane gods listed (in 4 triads) in Proclus’ Theology of Plato , Book 6, Chapter 22. Mostly we use the Balboa translations of these, but a bit of the Morrow and Dillon ( Commentary.. ). See Resources, below. Highlights [Note: My notes, as usual are...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, commentary-on-parmenides, theology-of-plato, book05, book06, chap22,...
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Synopsis Grace explores a dream with Pierre as the first item in our NS Saturday morning meeting today, before we continue with the study of the Iliad . Dream Text Grace's Dream -- Fri 3 April 2020 -- “Rabbit in the Forest” traffic accident. a car is tipped, engine on, gas leaking. back door open. a basket of kittens on the seat. i hand it the basket to a guy whose arm is gashed and ask him to take it to the hospital behind him. he stares at me and i growl “go” and he turns and walks...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1, nsvc
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Title Pierre’s ‘Parchment’: Proclus, 3 (of the 7) Causes, Difference, and Philosophical Midwifery Synopsis Another Parmenides Study group meeting with Pierre. Pierre asks us that as we read the Balboa paper on Proclus, the First Alcibiades, and the Cratylus, and the 7 causes, do we have a strategy or way of going about doing so? He also has us read a short blurb he wrote on Proclus,...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, commentary-on-alcibiades, alcibiades, cratylus
Synopsis On this Wednesday afternoon, JulieH and Regina explore a dream and dream fragment. Jed takes another shot at answering Pierre’s question about what is going on page 1 of the Republic , and why Socrates goes along. Highlights JulieH explores a dream she had this morning, with Pierre midwifing. Jed and Pierre continue to explore page 1 of Book 1 of Plato’s Republic (continued from last Friday ): Why does Socrates stay and go to Cephalos’ house? Dream fragment exploration with...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Today we discuss whether Philosophical Midwifery (PMW) can reach the same heights as any religion – or higher. We focus on Buddhism. At the end, Bradley explores a dream with Pierre which deals precisely with this subject. Synchronicity, baby. Highlights Pierre asks folks if they have an idea for what to talk about today. He picks David. David suggests topic: An explanation of the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, NSDRM
Synopsis We continue our study of Homer's Iliad , this week jumping forward to Book 23. Pierre asks us to consider why the Greeks stop to participate in games. Why does Homer include this? Why is it necessary to the work? And also: Why at this point (Book 23) in the work? Why not earlier? We look at the first few occurrences of auto (Self) using the list of Self occurrences that Barbara provided for us (forthcoming). Study Materials Fitzgerald Translation : We read from the Fitzgerald...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, iliad, book23, homer
Synopsis A Wednesday afternoon group meet with Pierre. Highlights Discussion of Cause and Providence What is a Cause? What is Providence (pronoia in Greek)? The Mind seeing with the Mind ‘Agathos Eidos’: The Beheld Good The Power: the Daimon, bringing about a personal communication with the Higher Eternal There’s a power that understands every single problem, and in every way is trying to help: That’s Providence Barbara’s Dream Exploration Analyzing and answering Jed’s question...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, commentary-on-parmenides, chap5, proclus, NSDRM
Synopsis Another fun Wednesday afternoon with Pierre and the gang. Topic highlights are below. Two or three mid-wifings and an attempt at reading part of Thomas Taylor's Book 7, Chapter 40, thanks to Barbara's search for today's discussion. Topic Highlights and Questions from Pierre Eric's has shared a 3-page paper he has written about some insights he has had into PMW, regarding the place of ‘terror’ and ‘anger’ in PMW. The video starts with his discussion with Pierre, since they...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, book07, chap40, proclus, thomas-taylor
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Pierre continues to walk us through (‘DDDAS’) and now also the 24 categories of the Parmenidean / Proclean dialectic, in Book 5 of Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s Parmenides , all ostensibly with an eye to what is going on in Plato’s dialogue, Lysis . Highlights Why is Socrates continuing through a formal talk with Menexenus, when it is obvious he is not following? Why is...
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Synopsis On this Sunday, JulieH and Regina explore recent dreams with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts JulieH’s Dream – Sun 22 Nov 2020 I had won a political position as speaker of the head of the city, or yea, like the city. So, those were separate collections – there was the head of the city - I don’t know if it was city – it was some big public body, and I won the position of speaker of that body. And really, the only thing that was in the dream was my having won this position But in...
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This Friday night was three-part: First, DonB gives us a talk on the latest work he has been doing on the abiding, proceeding, and returning of the Self. Next (starting at about 0:23:15) Pierre has us consider two main uses of the idea of 'Self'. Finally, we get into Homer's Iliad again (Book 23), with the Fitzgerald version, and Barbara's notes on the autos. Study Materials Fitzgerald Translation : We read from the Fitzgerald translation of the Iliad (there are several editions of this, but...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Book 10, Sections 614-621 Brief Notes From Barbara: We worked on the Myth of Er. The opening quote on the Charts was: Learning is 1. to discover the new and understand it. 2) to recover from an error (or ignorance) remove the effect and go on to gain what was left unknown. Some of the quotes we focused on in this order--all are in the Republic, two versions being used--are p. 529 in the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, republic, book10
Synopsis Pierre opens up the question of what is a daemon in the Platonic world. Since Plato has emphasized rational daemons (such as the daemon, Love , in his Symposium , we have studied these before. Tonight Pierre reviews these, but also asks, what, then, is an irrational daemon? Note: Pierre later shared with me that he was not satisfied with tonight's talk, and that the talk he prepared and gave two weeks later on February 7th was much better organized and thought out. Topic Highlights...
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Synopsis We continue our study of Plato’s Ion ( Balboa translation ) with Pierre. Pierre offers us many questions (see below), but the main thing at this point he is still challenging us to do is to: pull together as many quotes as we can to build up an understanding of what Socrates’ idea of an ‘art’ is, and especially a reciter’s (rhapsode’s) art (none of us have assembled the full list yet) use that definition to ask whether Socrates uses an art and knowledge that include the...
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Synopsis Saturday morning with Pierre, starting again with ‘part’ and ‘whole’ in the opening lines of the first hypothesis of Plato’s Parmenides . (We use the Balboa translation .) Highlights Hellos to Eve and Niko Belinda: What can we say about the Self? Is it Intellect Intellecting the Intelligible? Continuing yesterday’s discussion In order for a part to become a part of a whole, must it fit symmetrically? Why did ‘God’ give us symmetry? I.e., What is the origina of symmetry?...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, parmenides, hyp1, proclus, commentary-first-alcibiades
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Another Sunday afternoon with Pierre on Zoom. Highlights Check-in with Regina and Grace on how the reading group is going Cause and Timaeus with Kevin Continuation of discussion with Jed on Socrates’ motive for going along with Glaucon, et al, to Cephalus’ house, on page 1 of Plato’s Republic . with Chris on Providence and DDDAS (Definition, Division, Demonstration, Analysis,...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Pierre midwifes two dreams on this Wednesday afternoon. Highlights dream exploration with Regina dream exploration with ChrisC Dream Texts Regina’s Dream – Mon 16 November 2020 I was at this school. It was like a college a specialized college. Part of it was learning martial arts, becoming ninja. There were older students and masters and younger ones. I learned that there were...
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Synopsis NS members JulieH and Eldar explore their dreams with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts JulieH's Dreams -- Sun 5 Jan 2020 #1 Dream this morning I was in a line at the credit union. It wasn’t familiar to me. It was apparently close to closing on a Friday. There were lots of people — mainly women, there were a couple of lines. It was apparently a temporary location and the space was cramped. I had several checks from the Noetic Society that I needed to endorse and no flat service to work...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read Book 6, Chapter 24. Attendees Pierre, JulieH, JeffL, RobertO, Regina, Barbara Credits Recording, title, and highlights: Barbara Chart Photo(s): JeffL, Regina Original Location...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, theology-of-plato, book06, chap24, proclus
Synopsis Pierre introduces a question across Plato’s dialogues. Then he helps Jed, Chris, and Regina explore their dreams. Highlights Consider the ending of each of Plato’s dialogues: Did the person learn or change? (The real issue is courage .) Jed’s dream exploration, and post-discussion about midwifery Dream explorations with Chris and Regina Dream Texts Ged’s Dream – Sat 3 Oct 2020 SCENE 1 My friend Heath had gone to a prison, and when i walked to the prison with him i had given...
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