Open Letters

Author: Alison Rowley

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442667168

Category: History

Page: 336

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During the fin-de-siècle and early revolutionary eras, picture postcards were an important medium of communication for Russians of all backgrounds. In Open Letters, the most comprehensive study of Russian picture postcards to date, Alison Rowley uses this medium to explore a variety of aspects of Russian popular culture. The book is lavishly illustrated with more than 130 images, most of which have never been published before. Through her examinations of postcards, Rowley addresses a diverse range of topics: how landscape postcards conveyed notions of imperialism; the role of postcards in the rise of celebrity culture; depictions of the body on erotic and pornographic postcards; how postcards were employed to promote differing interpretations of the First World War; and the use of postcards by revolutionary groups seeking to overthrow the Tsarist government. Rowley determines the extent to which Russia was embedded in Europe-wide cultural trends by situating the Russian case within a larger European context.

Open Letters to the American Conventions

Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Publisher: Philaletheians UK


Category: Religion

Page: 16

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Theosophy is the philosophy of the rational explanation of things, not hollow tenets. It is the Beacon-light of Hope guiding humanity on its true path. Its mission is to unite men of all nations in brotherly love and noblest acts of charity, beyond kith and kin, to all that lives and feels, and needs help and kindness. Theosophy seeks to develop the human nature in man in addition to the animal, and at the sacrifice of the superfluous animality which modern life and materialistic teachings have developed to a degree which is abnormal for the human being at this stage of his progress. Theosophists are of necessity the friends of all movements in the world, whether intellectual or simply practical, for the amelioration of the conditions of mankind. Their function is to open men’s hearts and understandings to charity, justice, and generosity — attributes which belong specifically to the human kingdom and are natural to man when he has developed the qualities of a human being worthy of the name. Theosophy teaches the animal-man to be a human-man; and when people have learnt to think and feel as truly human beings should feel and think, they will act humanely, and works of charity, justice, and generosity will be done spontaneously by all. On the day when Theosophy will have accomplished its most holy and most important mission — namely, to unite firmly a body of men of all nations in brotherly love and bent on a pure altruistic work, not on a labour with selfish motives — on that day only will Theosophy become higher than any nominal brotherhood of man.

Open Letters to the World Leaders

Author: María Cristina Azcona and others

Publisher: Cook Communication


Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 9006

This book, made up of letters from each author to World Leaders, has reached the point of being real. We, WWPO and ICP, and our members are saying something here. Now, approaching the flight of this book, we are ready to get our message effectively read by the world's top leaders... We hope that you, the reader, will help us get this book into the hands of our world leaders, as Pope Francis, and other religious leaders in each country and in each cultural group, such as the President of the United States of America or at least the congressmen of that country: also the Kings of the different countries where there is a monarchy, prime ministers, etc. We could add legislators, ambassadors from each country and each person of power in communes, cities, provinces, states and countries. The list is endless. We are now determined to get the book into your hands and will get to work as soon as it is published. At this moment I imagine many people with more or less authority or level of leadership, at an international level, reading this book and perhaps changing their opinion regarding violence. I dream of making the book stop a missile, stopping the hand that was supposed to press the red button that controls it. I dream that this book will become an anti-missile shield that, even if it does not stop a bombing of a building somewhere on the globe, will serve to raise awareness about peace. Now it's your turn: Please, reader - Join me in this dream. and help me stop the war by spreading this message all over the world. Reader: If every inhabitant of the Global Village does the same and embraces us. Time flies and the world needs us united, but also active and coordinated. Sowing peace simply consists of focusing on the roundness of the world and its breadth, and thus embrace it in a huge hug without limiting ourselves to our reference group. María Cristina Azcona

Open Letters to Me, Myself and I

Author: [email protected]

Publisher: Luiz Oliveira


Category: Humor

Page: 85

View: 8075

Why does one make art? Is this wonderful reality not enough? Sometimes the reality is not as we expected, often, I should say. However the art gives us the power to make up our own realities, at least it is some way to realize our dreams. It is to you I am writing and almost certainly it has been to you I always have been writing. I did not know it and you also did not know, until now… "Tupi or not Tupi: that is the question." ;)

Open letter to the American Section of the Theosophical Society

Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Publisher: Philaletheians UK


Category: Religion

Page: 10

View: 1508

An open letter to the Fellows of the American Section of the Theosophical Society by H.P. Blavatsky. Refuting the false and malicious reports and insinuations by M.A. Lane, a thoroughly dishonest man and a wicked slanderer. I felt every time Mr. Lane’s name was mentioned a cold disagreeable sensation in me, which I could not conquer. I have proofs that Mr. Lane is only one of a regular band of conspirators bent upon destroying our Society. As to his natural deception, it is absolutely sickening. He had come to find out fraud, evil, interested motives, humbug or charlatanry, and he found instead half-a-dozen of the most earnest men and women, working with an unselfishness and singleness of purpose he is unable to understand, let alone to emulate. The purpose of this letter to the American Section is to forewarn our Fellows about Mr. Lane, and to tell him to his face that he lies.

Open letter

Author: Sheikh Muhammad Sadiq Muhammad Yusuf

Publisher: Hilol Nashr Publishing and printing company



Page: 233

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OPEN LETTER This book is one of the last works of well-known theologian who recently has left this world – Sheikh Muhammad Sadiq Muhammad Yusuf rahmatullahi alaihi who was one of the greatest and outstanding religious scholars of our epoch. In his book the author discusses about terrorist organization of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham) which is in the center of focus of the entire international community and which has become the global problem, about reasons of appearing of this organization that was declared by it as “the Islamic State”, as well as about how to solve this problem. The book was published in the beginning of 2015 in Uzbek and has gained the great interest of readers. The fact that this book looks at one of the most pressing problems and topics of today’s world makes it worthwhile to read.

Open Letter

Author: Tiffany Forrester


ISBN: 1411691601

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

View: 4749

"Open Letter" takes you through self-discovery, self-acceptance and learning to submit to love without losing yourself in the process. It is a poetry book that is meant to encourage and inspire. It is a collection of "love letters" that will take you through a roller coaster of emotions. At one moment you may laugh, the next you may be grabbing for a tissue. "Open Letter" is book that all can relate to because essentially, it's about love.