Born with Teeth

Author: Kate Mulgrew

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316334308

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3544

Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil," Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred. Determined to pursue her own no matter the cost, at 18 she left her small Midwestern town for New York, where, studying with the legendary Stella Adler, she learned the lesson that would define her as an actress: "Use it," Adler told her. Whatever disappointment, pain, or anger life throws in your path, channel it into the work. It was a lesson she would need. At twenty-two, just as her career was taking off, she became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter. Having already signed the adoption papers, she was allowed only a fleeting glimpse of her child. As her star continued to rise, her life became increasingly demanding and fulfilling, a whirlwind of passionate love affairs, life-saving friendships, and bone-crunching work. Through it all, Mulgrew remained haunted by the loss of her daughter, until, two decades later, she found the courage to face the past and step into the most challenging role of her life, both on and off screen. We know Kate Mulgrew for the strong women she's played -- Captain Janeway on Star Trek ; the tough-as-nails "Red" on Orange is the New Black. Now, we meet the most inspiring and memorable character of all: herself. By turns irreverent and soulful, laugh-out-loud funny and heart-piercingly sad, Born with Teeth is the breathtaking memoir of a woman who dares to live life to the fullest, on her own terms.

Encyclopædia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World

Author: Cora Linn Daniels,C. M. Stevans

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410209146

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 624

View: 991

Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."

Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care

Author: Margaret M. Andrews,Joyceen S. Boyle

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781790376

Category: Medical

Page: 516

View: 2988

Conveys the importance of diverse cultural knowledge for evaluation of patient outcomes, understanding persons in clinical settings, and appropriate responses during the nurse/client interaction.

Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

Author: George M. Gould,Walter L. Pyle

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 985

View: 8955

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould, Walter L. Pyle. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Biological Variation in Health and Illness

Author: Theresa Overfield

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849345777

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 3682

Specifically for the health professional, this book contains an extensive compilation of research findings on biologic variation by race, age, and gender relating to health and illness. Completely rewritten, revised, and updated, the Second Edition includes an increased discussion of biologic variation and expanded coverage of each chapter topic. This book provides a theoretical framework for understanding the mechanisms that influence biologic variation. It presents a well-documented discussion of research data and indicates areas where knowledge is lacking. A theoretical explanation is followed by examination of surface and anatomical variations, developmental variation, biochemical and enzymatic variations, disease susceptibility differences, and influence of the external variation. Consideration of sexual variation reveals more differences between the sexes than among races. Misconceptions about racial uniformity and diversity are exposed throughout the book. Tables of specific biologic variations allow easy reference and access to the literature.

Smärre meddelanden

Author: Statens etnografiska museum (Sweden)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethnology

Page: 214

View: 6678


Author: Steven Olderr

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 9311

The use of symbolism is an art, not a science. Different people use symbols in a variety of ways and each symbol can have diverse meanings, even within the same culture. Not surprisingly, determining the meaning of symbols can be difficult. This valuable reference defines the general symbolism of more than 15,000 terms, from ancient to modern, as well as specialized meanings in mythology, religion, art, literature, folklore, flower language, astrology, heraldry, numerology, and cultures the world over. From “0” to “Zu,” each entry catalogs all possible connotations, listed by culture when appropriate, creating the most comprehensive symbolism dictionary available.

Magpies & Red Skies

Author: Willow Winsham

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group

ISBN: 1802794921

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 8115

Find a penny, pick it up All day long you'll have good luck Whether hopping over cracks, saluting magpies or knocking on wood, we all seek good fortune through performing curious rituals. But is there ancient wisdom behind the folklore of superstition? In this exquisitely illustrated tour through thousands of years of tradition, Willow Winsham explores the mysterious origins behind 100 of the most intriguing superstitions from across the globe.

Spiritual and Mental Health Crisis in Globalizing Senegal

Author: Alice Bullard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000589021

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 4947

This book explores the history of mental health in Senegal, and how psychological difficulties were also expressed in the terms of spiritualism, magic, witchcraft, spirit possession and ancestor worship. Focused on the effervescent and fruitful early post-colonial years at the Fann Hospital, situated at the famed University of Dakar, Cheikh Anta Diop, this book reveals provocative treatment innovations via case studies of individuals struggling for health and healing. This book operates as a suspension bridge between scholarship on witchcraft and magic on the one side and the history of psychiatry and psycho-analysis on the other. This book creates a new route of exchange for healing knowledge for a broad array of West African spiritual troubles, mental illness, magic, soul cannibalism, witchcraft, spirit possession, and psychosis.