Ecstasy: A Study of Happiness

Author: Louis Couperus
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3734036771
Category: Fiction
Page: 108
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Reproduction of the original: Ecstasy: A Study of Happiness by Louis Couperus

Ecstasy: a Study of Happiness

Author: Louis Couperus
Publisher: N.A
Page: 232
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Ecstasy, a Study of Happiness

Author: Couperus Louis
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
ISBN: 9781318015429
Page: 162
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Pursuit of Ecstasy

The MDMA Experience
Author: Jerome Beck,Marsha Rosenbaum
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791418185
Category: Psychology
Page: 239
View: 4970
The authors have produced the first “on the ground” study (not just clinical or chemical) of MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), or “ecstasy” as it is frequently designated. A psychoactive substance related to both the amphetamines and mescaline, MDMA has become popular in recent years as one of the new “designer” drugs. First used in therapeutic treatment, its recreational or street use has increased in recent years. The authors track the efforts (with psychiatrists and researchers in opposition) of the DEA to ban the drug.

Ecstasy: The Complete Guide

A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA
Author: Julie Holland
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892818570
Category: Medical
Page: 454
View: 9773
Use of the drug ecstasy, once confined to the teen rave scene, and college campuses, is exploding across America. Ecstasy: The Complete Guide takes the first unbiased look at the risks and the benefits of this unique drug, including the science of how it works; its promise as a treatment for depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, and other mental illnesses; and how to minimize the risks of use.

The Happiness Industry

How the Government and Big Business Sold us Well-Being
Author: William Davies
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781688478
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 8451
In winter 2014, a Tibetan monk lectured the world leaders gathered at Davos on the importance of Happiness. The recent DSM-5, the manual of all diagnosable mental illnesses, for the first time included shyness and grief as treatable diseases. Happiness has become the biggest idea of our age, a new religion dedicated to well-being. In this brilliant dissection of our times, political economist William Davies shows how this philosophy, first pronounced by Jeremy Bentham in the 1780s, has dominated the political debates that have delivered neoliberalism. From a history of business strategies of how to get the best out of employees, to the increased level of surveillance measuring every aspect of our lives; from why experts prefer to measure the chemical in the brain than ask you how you are feeling, to why Freakonomics tells us less about the way people behave than expected, The Happiness Industry is an essential guide to the marketization of modern life. Davies shows that the science of happiness is less a science than an extension of hyper-capitalism.

Mariette in Ecstasy

Author: Ron Hansen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061978280
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 325
The highly acclaimed and provocatively rendered story of a young postulant's claim to divine possession and religious ecstasy.

Ecstatic Religion

A Study of Shamanism and Spirit Possession
Author: I. M. Lewis
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415301244
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 200
View: 8004
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ecstasy and the Rise of the Chemical Generation

Author: Jason Ditton,Richard Hammersley,Furzana Khan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113513765X
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 6935
This book about ecstacy users' lives is based on one of the biggest government-funded projects ever undertaken and gives voice to the chemical generation for the first time. In the UK, where the study was conducted, over fifty per cent of young people use drugs, a quarter of them regularly. The people in this book are ordinary, decent, family-loving people, with normal lives, normal problems and normal aspirations. Through their own words we hear how they first started using ecstasy, how they use it in different ways, why clubbing and raving are so important, how good sex is on ecstasy, how they chill out, how they come down, what problems they encountered and why they quit. This path-breaking book ends by trying to answer the questions on the lips of every member of the chemical generation: what are the long-term effects of ecstasy? Because we can't answer them, the authors claim, we are failing in our duty to our children: telling them not to take ecstasy is alienating and pointless.


Author: Michael Eigen
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819565310
Category: Philosophy
Page: 104
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Leading psychotherapist offers compelling insights into the vital force of ecstasy.

Glenn Gould

The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Genius
Author: Peter F. Ostwald
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393318470
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 7776
"[Glenn Gould] marks a major advance in our understanding of one of the 20th century's most significant performing artists. . . . Ostwald is as engrossing a writer as any who has tried his hand at biography."--Ted Libbey, Washington Post Book World

Footsteps of Fate

Author: Louis Couperus
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776584716
Category: Fiction
Page: 179
View: 7044
This gripping novel from prominent Dutch writer Louis Couperus caused quite a stir when it was published, provoking strong, divided reactions from critics around the world. Footsteps of Fate revolves around a strange love triangle that ends in unspeakable tragedy.


The MDMA Story
Author: Eisner
Publisher: Ronin Publishing
ISBN: 1579511457
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 9438
The history of ecstasy, its discovery and use and social implications.

An Ecstasy of Folly

Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity
Author: Laura Salah Nasrallah
Publisher: Harvard Divinity School theological
ISBN: 9780674012288
Category: Religion
Page: 225
View: 6196
Who is a true prophet? Who has real access to divine realms of knowledge? Early Christian communities accused each other's prophets of madness and of making false claims to divine knowledge. This book argues that early Christians did not seek to answer questions about true prophecy or to define madness and rationality, but rather used this discourse in order to control knowledge, to establish their own authority, and to define Christian identity. Christians launched these arguments in the context of the Greco-Roman world, where prophecy, visions, ecstasy, and dreams--all considered part of the same phenomenon--were the subject of cutting-edge philosophical, medical, and even political debates. Early Christian prophecy has usually been interpreted according to a model which explains that at its origins, Christianity was characterized by vibrant spiritual gifts which declined as church order and institutions developed. Arguing that a model of struggle informed by feminist theory and postcolonial criticism provides a better framework for understanding early Christian texts, this work clarifies how early Christian arguments about rationality, madness, and the role of spiritual gifts in history are attempts to negotiate authority and to define religious identity in the midst of many competing forms of Christianity. Laura Nasrallah uses New Testament and early third-century texts to trace the rhetoric of this debate--rhetoric that is still alive today as communities across the globe struggle to define religious identity.


The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061876720
Category: Psychology
Page: 336
View: 1463
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

The Psychology of Happiness

Author: Michael Argyle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317797876
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
View: 3307
What is happiness? Why are some people happier than others? This new edition of The Psychology of Happiness provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of research into the nature of happiness. Major research developments have occurred since publication of the first edition in 1987 – here they are brought together for the first time, often with surprising conclusions. Drawing on research from the disciplines of sociology, physiology and economics as well as psychology, Michael Argyle explores the nature of positive and negative emotions, and the psychological and cognitive processes involved in their generation. Accessible and wide-ranging coverage is provided on key issues such as: the measurements and study of happiness, mental and physical health; the effect of friendship, marriage and other relationships on positive moods; happiness, mental and physical health; the effects of work, employment and leisure; and the effects of money, class and education. The importance of individual personality traits such as optimism, purpose in life, internal control and having the right kind of goals is also analysed. New to this edition is additional material on national differences, the role of humour, and the effect of religion. Are some countries happier than others? This is just one of the controversial issues addressed by the author along the way. Finally the book discusses the practical application of research in this area, such as how happiness can be enhanced, and the effects of happiness on health, altruism and sociability. This definitive and thought-provoking work will be compulsive reading for students, researchers and the interested general reader

Eugene O'Neill & His Visionary Quest

Author: R. R. Khare
Publisher: Mittal Publications
ISBN: 9788170993476
Category: Happiness in literature
Page: 260
View: 6828
Study of the plays of Eugene O'Neill, 1888-1953, American playwright.

Authentic Happiness

Author: Martin Seligman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857884132
Category: Self-Help
Page: 338
View: 2372
In this important, entertaining book, one of the world's most celebrated psychologists, Martin Seligman, asserts that happiness can be learned and cultivated, and that everyone has the power to inject real joy into their lives. In Authentic Happiness, he describes the 24 strengths and virtues unique to the human psyche. Each of us, it seems, has at least five of these attributes, and can build on them to identify and develop to our maximum potential. By incorporating these strengths - which include kindness, originality, humour, optimism, curiosity, enthusiasm and generosity -- into our everyday lives, he tells us, we can reach new levels of optimism, happiness and productivity. Authentic Happiness provides a variety of tests and unique assessment tools to enable readers to discover and deploy those strengths at work, in love and in raising children. By accessing the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and lasting levels of authentic contentment and joy.

Paul in Ecstasy

The Neurobiology of the Apostle's Life and Thought
Author: Colleen Shantz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521866103
Category: Bibles
Page: 267
View: 9709
Colleen Shantz addresses the role of religious experience in Paul's life and letters, demonstrating its importance in Christian origins.