Into the Magic Shop

Author: James Doty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444786202

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 8221

The award-winning New York Times bestseller that inspired BTS's K-pop song 'Magic Shop'. The day that 12-year-old James Doty walked in to his local magic shop is the day that changed his life. Once the neglected son of an alcoholic father and a mother with chronic depression, he has gone on to become a leading neurosurgeon, based at Stanford University. He credits Ruth for this incredible turnaround: the remarkable woman he met at the Cactus Rabbit Magic Shop, who devoted the summer to transforming his mind and opening his heart. In this uplifting memoir, Jim explains the visualisation techniques Ruth taught him that gave him the self-esteem to imagine a new future for himself. He examines the science behind mindfulness and why the skills he learned - of focus and attention - now help him to think fast and keep calm in the operating theatre. And he shows us what is possible when you start to change your brain and your heart. Into the Magic Shopimparts some powerful life lessons about how to live better, and inspires us to believe that we all have inside us the capacity to change our own destiny. 'I'm sure many readers will be moved by this inspiring story to open their hearts and see what they too can do for others' - His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Into the Magic Shop

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 1945251034

Category: Psychology

Page: 34

View: 1272

Into the Magic Shop by James R. Doty | Summary & Analysis Preview: In his memoir Into the Magic Shop Dr. James R. Doty describes how simple meditative techniques have had a profound effect on both his personal and professional paths. His account traces his evolution from troubled child to struggling student to distinguished neurosurgeon, including his tenure as the CEO of a billion-dollar company. From the vantage of his current role as the founding director of a compassion-research center at Stanford University, he reflects on the ups and downs of his life so far. He begins with a detailed account of one summer that changed his life. In 1968, up-and-coming eighth-grader James Doty went by “Bob” and lived with his impoverished family in Lancaster, California, a small town about 70 miles north of Los Angeles. Bob was a caretaker, not just for himself, but also for his mother, who was depressed; his father, who was a violent alcoholic, and his brother, who was frequently bullied by other kids… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Into the Magic Shop: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Into the Magic Shop

Author: James R. Doty, MD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698404025

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 3292

The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the extraordinary things that can happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor. But back then his life was at a dead end until at twelve he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb. Instead he met Ruth, a woman who taught him a series of exercises to ease his own suffering and manifest his greatest desires. Her final mandate was that he keep his heart open and teach these techniques to others. She gave him his first glimpse of the unique relationship between the brain and the heart. Doty would go on to put Ruth’s practices to work with extraordinary results—power and wealth that he could only imagine as a twelve-year-old, riding his orange Sting-Ray bike. But he neglects Ruth’s most important lesson, to keep his heart open, with disastrous results—until he has the opportunity to make a spectacular charitable contribution that will virtually ruin him. Part memoir, part science, part inspiration, and part practical instruction, Into the Magic Shop shows us how we can fundamentally change our lives by first changing our brains and our hearts.

Summary of Into the Magic Shop – [Review Keypoints and Take-aways]

Author: PenZen Summaries

Publisher: by Mocktime Publication


Category: Study Aids

Page: 14

View: 1686

The summary of Into the Magic Shop – A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart presented here include a short review of the book at the start followed by quick overview of main points and a list of important take-aways at the end of the summary. The Summary of The documentary Into the Magic Shop provides an in-depth look at the research conducted by Dr. James R. Doty into the symbiotic relationship that exists between the heart and the brain, as well as how the practise of meditation can strengthen this bond. Dr. Doty uses both scientific and personal insight to shed light on his studies and demonstrate how important it is to have a compassionate heart in addition to a curious mind. He does this to show how important it is to have both. Into the Magic Shop summary includes the key points and important takeaways from the book Into the Magic Shop by James R. Doty, MD. Disclaimer: 1. This summary is meant to preview and not to substitute the original book. 2. We recommend, for in-depth study purchase the excellent original book. 3. In this summary key points are rewritten and recreated and no part/text is directly taken or copied from original book. 4. If original author/publisher wants us to remove this summary, please contact us at [email protected]

The Offering

Author: Lisa Frieden

Publisher: Frieden Press


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3853

What do you get when you cross Sydney Bristow of Alias with Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Carla Deville. She's a kick-ass CIA operative, who relies on the power of logic and reason to always get her man. But now she's up against the Illuminati, a shadowy occult organization that has abducted her sister and plans to launch a nuclear terrorist attack. To make matters worse, Mark Lyons, the arrogant rich boy she once loved and lost keeps turning up in the wrong places. Can she believe him when he claims to still love her, or is he simply carrying out some part of the Illuminati's evil plan?

The Magic Shop

Author: Ishiqaa Mishra

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers


Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 4417

When we say memories , the instant thought which arises in our brain is the happy days of our lives. Those happy days which we have spent with our favourite person . But is it always about the person and not about the place? And if it is so, what if that cherished place of yours becomes the reason of your torment? Shama is a 25 years old girl living her life at the country side. She owns a little bookstore, The magic shop which is her forever comfort place and also the source of her lively hood. It has been eight long years since she has stepped into the town. The town which once used to be her most cherished place has now left her with no reasons to return back. One common day while she is on her way to close her book store she finds a diary, into the crowd of several books. The diary belongs to her good old days of the town. Those days when she used to enjoy every single moment of her school days, with her friends and love. Turning those pages she is reminded of her past days and there where the story begins. The Novella The Magic Shop is a fusion of the present and the past. The whole of the story is a reflection of the past happenings which connects the present. You have to be a little attentive while reading to make out which past incidence is relating to its present scene. … indicates the termination of the present tale and excites the reader for the beginning of the history.

The Magic Misfits Complete Collection Omnibus

Author: Neil Patrick Harris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759556962

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1023

The #1 New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series from acclaimed and wildly popular celebrity Neil Patrick Harris is now available as a boxed set! Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this beautifully designed boxed set, which includes all four books in the unique and always surprising series: The Magic Misfits, The Magic Misfits: The Second Story, The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third, and The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit. Whether you're a long-time expert at illusion or simply a fan of stage magic, hold on to your top hat!

The Magic Shop

Author: Ed Sutter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1603136916

Category: Fiction

Page: 133

View: 3977

Alec Gavins' first summer job results in love, magic, and adventure. He comes into possession of an ancient golden amulet which grants his wishes, although never in the way he expects. Alec and friends Marina and her uncle Zack begin researching the pendant, discovering it's linked with the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. They've no idea a malevolent group, also looking for the tomb, are determined to get hold of the amulet—at any price. Alec's life becomes a roller-coaster ride when Alexander's spirit attempts to control him—at a time when Alec's going to need his wits about him just to survive... Alec Gavin's adventires continue in THE DEFENDERS and THE AMULET AND THE STAFF... don't miss these great sequels!


Author: Adam Blatner

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826114020

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

View: 641

Psychodrama can be one of the most powerful tools used in psychotherapy. Charmingly illustrated with a wealth of case examples, this volume presents current training techniques and shows how to use them, whether as a complement to traditional verbal approaches, in individual or group therapy, in educational or community settings, or in many other contexts. Thoroughly updated and expanded, this third edition reviews the most recent developments in psychodrama theory, clarifies various new psychodramatic processes, and features extensive new references and an updated bibliography. In this volume, Dr. Blatner continues to provide the best practical primer of basic psychodramatic techniques.

Walter B. Gibson and The Shadow

Author: Thomas J. Shimeld

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490055

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 8579

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? . . . The Shadow knows!” And who knew The Shadow better than his creator, Walter B. Gibson. Relatively few people have heard of Gibson, but many more are familiar with The Shadow having heard the program on the Blue Coal Radio Program in the 1930s and read the Street & Smith Shadow novels. Walter B. Gibson’s life and career come out from behind The Shadow in this biography. It covers his youth in Philadelphia, his development as a writer and magician, his wives, including the third, (Litzka, who was a harpist and magician in her own right), his time living in Maine and upstate New York, and his later years and death. In addition to being credited with creating The Shadow (he used the pseudonym Maxwell Grant), Gibson wrote 187 books, contributed 668 articles to periodicals, created 283 stories for The Shadow Magazine, wrote 48 separate syndicated feature columns, reported the adventures of The Shadow and Blackstone the magician in 394 comic books and newspaper strips, and helped develop 147 radio scripts and many other works under numerous pseudonyms. Gibson has invented many widely used magic tricks and traveled with and befriended Harry Houdini, Howard Thurston, Harry Blackstone, Sr., and Joseph Dunninger.