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December 9th, 2013-January 3rd, 2013
December 9th – December 20th our hours are:
Monday – Friday – 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Closed on Saturdays
The Library is Closed from December 23rd – December 29th, 2013December 30th- December 31st ~ 9:00AM – 4:00PMJanuary 1st, 2014 ~ ClosedJanuary 2nd-3rd, 2014 ~ 9:00AM – 4:00PMClosed on the January 4th, 2014
Winter 2014January 6th – March 16th, 2014Monday – Friday ~ 8:45AM-6:00PMSaturday’s ~ 10:00AM-5:00PM
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About the Library:
The Quimby Memorial Library supports the curriculum of Southwestern college and the research needs of its students, faculty, administration, staff, alumni and college community.”
~Leslie Monsalve-Jones, Library Director
With approximately 18,500 books, journals and audiovisual items, the Quimby Memorial Library directly supports teaching and research in art therapy, counseling, grief and loss, transformational Eco-psychology, applied psychology and experiential education. Patrons enjoy access to in-house databases as well as to inter-library loans and may request books, journal articles, and publications from libraries throughout the United States.
Through Internet services, access is provided to on-line catalogs in several New Mexico college libraries for course work and research. Also available are several powerful national databases – EBSCO, Gale, First Search and World Cat. These indexes provide abstracts and full-text articles from several well known scholarly journals.
Our campus library includes the Phineas Quimby Collection of rare books, which focuses on comparative religion and metaphysics. It is one of the more significant collections of metaphysical materials in the country. Learn more about Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, father of ‘new thought,’ scholar, clockmaker, inventor and healer.
What’s New at Quimby
(for the week of November 18th, 2013):
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss / 5th edition
RC 522.M33 2012
When someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer disease or other related memory loss diseases, both you and your loved one face immense challenges. For over thirty years, this book has been the trusted bible for families affected by dementia disorders. Now completely revised and updated, this guide features the latest information on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.
-The basic facts about dementia
-How to deal with problems arising in daily care– meals, exercise, personal hygiene, and safety
-How to cope with an impaired person’s false ideas, suspicion, anger, and other mood problems
-How to get outside help from support groups, friends, and agencies
-Financial and legal issues you must address.
Comprehensive and compassionate, THE 36-HOUR DAY is the only guide you need to help your family through this difficult time.
Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out/
Richard Taylor (Author)
RC 523.T39 2007
From the Back Cover
Thoughtful and self-reflective, this collection of illuminating essays offers a rare glimpse into the often incomprehensible world of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. Diagnosed at age 58, psychologist Richard Taylor shares a provocative and courageous account of his slow transformation and deterioration, and of the growing divide between his reality and the reality of others.
With poignant clarity, candor, and humor, Taylor addresses the complexity and emotions surrounding issues such as the loss of independence and personhood, unwanted personality shifts, the struggle to communicate, changing relationships with loved ones and friends, continuous declines in ability to perform familiar tasks, and never-ending uncertainty about the future.
Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out is a captivating read for anyone affected by this mind-robbing disease. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease will take comfort in the voice of a fellow traveler experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and triumphs. Family and professional caregivers will be enlightened by Taylor’s revealing words, gaining a better understanding of an unfathomable world and how best to care for someone living in it.
An Unintended Journey: A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia /
by Janet Yagoda Shagam (Author)
According to the 2009 census, more than five million people living in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. Not reported in these statistics are the fifteen million family caregivers who, in total, contribute seventeen billion hours of unpaid care each year. This book addresses the needs and challenges faced by adult children and other family members who are scrambling to make sense of what is happening to themselves and the loved ones in their care. The author, an experienced medical and science writer known for her ability to clearly explain complex and emotionally sensitive topics, is also a former family caregiver herself. Using both personal narrative and well-researched, expert-verified content, she guides readers through the often-confusing and challenging world of dementia care. She carefully escorts caregivers through the basics of dementia as a brain disorder, its accompanying behaviors, the procedures used to diagnose and stage the disease, and the legal aspects of providing care for an adult who is no longer competent. She also covers topics not usually included in other books on dementia: family dynamics, caregiver burnout, elder abuse, incontinence, finances and paying for care, the challenges same-sex families face, and coping with the eventuality of death and estate management. Each chapter begins with a real-life vignette taken from the author’s personal experience and concludes with “Frequently Asked Questions” and “Worksheets” sections. The FAQs tackle specific issues and situations that often make caregiving such a challenge. The worksheets are a tool to help readers organize, evaluate, and self-reflect. A glossary of terms, an appendix, and references for further reading give readers a command of the vocabulary clinicians use and access to valuable resources.
Cognitive and Behavioral Rehabilitation: From Neurobiology to Clinical Practice (The Science and Practice of Neuropsychology)
Jennie Ponsford Phd (Editor)
RC 553 .C64 C625 2004
Written by leading experts in the field, this invaluable text situates the practice of cognitive and behavioral rehabilitation in the latest research from neurobiology and cognitive neuroscience. Initial chapters review current findings on neuronal injury, plasticity, and recovery. The volume next examines the neurobiology of core cognitive domains–attention, memory, language, visuospatial awareness, and executive functioning–focusing on the processes underpinning both healthy and impaired functioning. Highlighting the practical applications of the research, authors describe available interventions in each domain and set forth clear recommendations for clinical practice. Also addressed are ways to understand and manage challenging behaviors, such as aggression, that may emerge in brain-injured persons. The concluding chapter provides overall strategies for helping people recover from the two most common forms of acquired neurological disability: traumatic brain injury and stroke.
Collaborating with Parents for Early School Success: The Achieving-Behaving-Caring Program (Practical Intervention in the Schools) /
The Achieving-Behaving-Caring (ABC) Program is an evidence-based approach to addressing the needs of elementary students at risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties and promoting successful home-school collaboration. This practical guide demonstrates how classroom teachers and parents can work together to boost individual children’s strengths, reduce problems that interfere with learning, and provide classwide social skills training. The use of trained parent liaisons is a special feature of the program. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for implementing ABC are accompanied by many useful case illustrations and tips. The book includes more than two dozen reproducible handouts and forms, in a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding.
This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.
Distress Tolerance: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications/
This state-of-the-art volume synthesizes the growing body of knowledge on the role of distress tolerance—the ability to withstand aversive internal states such as negative emotions and uncomfortable bodily sensations—in psychopathology. Prominent contributors describe how the construct has been conceptualized and measured and examine its links to a range of specific psychological disorders. Exemplary treatment approaches that target distress tolerance are reviewed. Featuring compelling clinical illustrations, the book highlights implications of the research for better understanding how psychological problems develop and how to assess and treat them effectively.
Functional Neuroimaging in Clinical Populations /
Bringing together leading experts, this volume reviews cutting-edge applications of neuroimaging techniques in the study of brain injury, brain disease, and normal aging. It provides up-to-date descriptions of EEG, MEG, PET, and fMRI; discusses salient methodological issues; and presents significant clinical advances that have been brought about through the use of these procedures. Specific disorders addressed include epilepsy, aphasia, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, alcoholism, autism, schizophrenia, and stroke. Analyzing what functional imaging has revealed about the causes and mechanisms of sensory, motor, and cognitive disturbances associated with these conditions, the book also explores implications for improving cognitive rehabilitation. More than 60 illustrations, including 24 in full color.
Genes, Environment, and Psychopathology: Understanding the Causes of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders /
RC 455.4.G4 K46 2006
This groundbreaking volume synthesizes the results of the Virginia Adult Twin Study of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders, which yielded longitudinal data on more than 9,000 individuals. The authors trace how risk for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, antisocial behavior, alcoholism, and substance abuse emerges from the interplay of a variety of genetic and environmental influences. Major questions addressed include whether risk is disorder-specific, how to distinguish between correlation and causal genetic and environmental factors, sex differences in risk, and how risk and protective factors interact over time.
Immigrant Families in Contemporary Society/ (Duke Series in Child Develpment and Public Policy)
JV 6033 .I46 2007
How do some families successfully negotiate the linguistic, cultural, and psychological challenges of immigration, while others struggle to acculturate? This timely volume explores the complexities of immigrant family life in North America and analyzes the individual and contextual factors that influence health and well-being. Synthesizing cutting-edge research from a range of disciplines, the book addresses such key topics as child development, school achievement, and the cultural and religious contexts of parenting. It examines the interface between families and broader systems, including schools, social services, and intervention programs, and discusses how practices and policies might be improved to produce optimal outcomes for this large and diverse population.
Methamphetamine Addiction: From Basic Science to Treatment /
RC568 .A45 M483 2009
Separating myth from fact, this authoritative work reviews the breadth of current knowledge about methamphetamine addiction and describes the most promising available treatment approaches. Leading experts present state-of-the-art information on the effects of methamphetamine on the brain, body, mental health, and behavior. Psychosocial and pharmacological treatment strategies are critically evaluated, including approaches to treating dually diagnosed clients. Written in a concise, accessible style, the volume emphasizes that recovery is possible, despite the significant challenges the drug poses. The authors identify key avenues for collaboration among clinical, public health, and other professionals.
Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World/
by Paul Stamets (Author)
SB 353 .S742 2005
Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how.
The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”–the fruit of which are mushrooms–recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening).
In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come.
Narrative Practice: Continuing the Conversations/
Michael White (Author)
RC 489.S74 W46 2011
“White’s broad appeal has always derived from his wonderful clinical descriptions and creative therapeutic interventions. Narrative Therapy: Continuing the Conversations further adds to his acclaimed and well-deserved clinical reputation . . . . [R]emarkable, provocative, and deeply empathic writings of Michael White.” (PsycCritiques)
Neuropsychology in the Courtroom: Expert Analysis of Reports and
Robert L. Heilbronner PhD ABPP-CN (Editor)
This volume brings together leading neuropsychologists to shed light on the nuts and bolts of forensic practice. An array of adult and child cases are presented, involving such conditions as traumatic brain injury, multiple chemical sensitivity, cerebral anoxia, and electrical injury. Contributors show how they go about reviewing reports and depositions in a particular case, providing fine-grained analysis of the opinions and conclusions of the examiner. Issues addressed in detail include the selection of tests, appropriate use of normative samples, and errors in scoring and interpretation. Unique in providing multiple perspectives on each case, the book identifies common clinical and professional pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Practical Management of Personality Disorder/
by W. John Livesley MD (Author)
RC554 .L585 2003
This volume takes a multi-level approach to understanding and treating personality disorder, identifying core symptoms and problems that many patients share and providing a comprehensive framework for clinical intervention. Rather than presenting a particular model of therapy, W. John Livesley shows how a wide variety of empirically supported interventions can be used to manage specific components of an integrated treatment plan. Drawing on etiological knowledge as well as outcome research, the book identifies effective strategies for addressing key areas of the patient’s psychosocial and biological functioning. The clinician learns how to conceptualize the phases of treatment and use the stages-of-change model as a guide for sequencing and selecting appropriate interventions. Pragmatic and flexible, the research-based strategies presented here are applicable in diverse settings, in therapies ranging from crisis intervention to long-term treatment.
Preventing Child Maltreatment: Community Approaches / (The Duke Series in Child Develpment and Public Policy)
Many child abuse prevention programs have targeted factors within the family, such as parenting skills. This book describes the next wave of prevention: the promotion of safer, healthier childrearing environments in entire communities. The contributors are leading authorities who illuminate how contextual factors—including poverty, chaotic neighborhoods, and lack of social supports—combine with family factors to place children at risk for maltreatment. They present a range of exemplary programs designed to strengthen communities while also helping individual parents to meet their children’s needs. Real-world evaluation approaches, quality-control strategies, and policy implications are discussed in depth.
“Bernays’ honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies.”—Noam Chomsky
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”—Edward Bernays,Propaganda
A seminal and controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, Edward Bernays (1891–1995), pioneered the scientific technique of shaping and manipulating public opinion, which he famously dubbed “engineering of consent.” During World War I, he was an integral part of the U.S. Committee on Public Information (CPI), a powerful propaganda apparatus that was mobilized to package, advertise and sell the war to the American people as one that would “Make the World Safe for Democracy.” The CPI would become the blueprint in which marketing strategies for future wars would be based upon.
Bernays applied the techniques he had learned in the CPI and, incorporating some of the ideas of Walter Lipmann, became an outspoken proponent of propaganda as a tool for democratic and corporate manipulation of the population. His 1928 bombshell Propaganda lays out his eerily prescient vision for using propaganda to regiment the collective mind in a variety of areas, including government, politics, art, science and education. To read this book today is to frightfully comprehend what our contemporary institutions of government and business have become in regards to organized manipulation of the masses.
This is the first reprint of Propaganda in over 30 years and features an introduction by Mark Crispin Miller, author of The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder.
The Reflecting Team in Action: Collaborative Practice in Family Therapy /
Steven Friedman PhD (Editor)
RC 488.5 .R43 1995
This volume offers the first in-depth and comprehensive view on the reflecting team process, a new and original set of ideas and practices that is transforming the field of family therapy. Bringing together an international group of pioneering contributors, this book advances a concept of therapy as a public and participatory forum in which many voices are heard and affirmed. Therapeutic teams and audiences provide a wealth of creative possibilities as client and therapist collaborate to find new meanings and options for action, opening space for family (and community) change. Through both theoretical presentations and detailed clinical transcripts, the contributors illustrate the benefits and utility of applying the reflecting team approach in a wide variety of clinical contexts.
The Family Interpreted: Feminist Theory in Clinical Practice/
by Deborah Anna Luepnitz (Author)
RC 488.5.L82 1988
Presents solid psychotherapy methods based on a coherent view of the family within society. The author proposes – and demonstrates in full-length case studies – a new therapy constructed from feminist psychoanalytic theory.
The Family Interpreted: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, And Family Therapy/
RC 488.5.L82 2002
The paradox of the contemporary family is that it is both patriarchal and father-absent. Family therapists reproduce these problems by blaming mothers, protecting fathers, ignoring issues of race and class, and settling for superficial symptom relief. In The Family Interpreted, Deborah Anna Luepnitz proposes a new practice grounded in psychoana-lytic feminism. Since its publication in 1988, this intelligent, irreverent, and incorrigibly witty book has become a classic, admired by the therapeutic community and feminist scholars. Luepnitz’s work has permanently altered the debate about families, culture, and psychological change.
Treating Childhood Behavioral and Emotional Problems: A Step-by-Step, Evidence-Based Approach /
Andrew R. Eisen PhD (Editor)
RJ 506 .A33 T74 2008
Child clinicians often receive referrals expressing concern that a child is “easily distracted,” “moody,” or “socially anxious,” to name just a few of the most common complaints, yet each of these symptoms can point to a wide range of potential diagnoses. This important book helps the clinician target core symptom dimensions that cut across different emotional and behavioral disorders, providing practical tools and strategies for treating children with multiple, overlapping problems. Leading contributors offer step-by-step guidelines for differential diagnosis, assessment, case formulation, treatment planning, and evidence-based intervention. Each chapter features vivid clinical illustrations, tips on avoiding misdiagnosis, and suggestions for overcoming therapeutic roadblocks.
Vulnerability to Depression: From Cognitive Neuroscience to Prevention and Treatment /
RC 537.I544 2011
Providing a cutting-edge examination of the mechanisms underlying depression, this volume integrates important areas of research that have largely remained separate. The authors explore both the cognitive and neurological processes that make some people more vulnerable than others to developing depression and experiencing recurrent episodes. They also probe how these processes interact—how negative life experiences, maladaptive belief systems, and patterns of thinking may actually affect neural circuitry, and vice versa. Explaining sophisticated theory and research in an accessible style, the book highlights the implications for improving clinical practices and patient outcomes.
Audiobooks and CDs:
Do You Do It or Does It Do You?: How to Let the Universe Meditate /
by Alan Watts (Author)
BF 637.S4 W388 2005
At the heart of the popularity of such spiritual teachers as Eckhart Tolle and Ken Wilber lies the spirit and intellectual passion of the seminal teacher who inspired them all? Alan Watts. Now, in response to our run-away bestselling audio collection Out of Your Mind, Sounds True is proud to present one of Alan Watts most extraordinary learning sessions. Listeners will delight in hearing Alan Watts at his finest as he guides them with humor, deep insight, and startling wisdom into a genuine understanding of how the grand, exuberant self plays the game of living through us, and vice versa. With rare guided meditations taught by Watts himself, Do You Do It or Does It Do You? is an essential audio seminar with one of the true pioneers of Western spirituality.
Is There Life after Death? /
by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (Author)
CD BD 444.K794 2005
In 1969, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross changed the way we think about the fi nal stage of our lives with her revolutionary book, On Death and Dying. Now, in this landmark recording, this revered researcher speaks about her largely private revelations, observations, and conclusions on life after death. Dr. Kubler-Ross, the first scientist to embark upon a genuine inquiry on the similarities between near-death experiences of people all over the world, gathered empirical data and personal impressions from countless studies that informed her opinions on what awaits us all when we leave this life. From her family archives comes a rare published audio of this trailblazing author speaking in her own words, as she engages the oldest question of all: Is There Life After Death?
The Life Visioning Process: An Evolutionary Journey to Live as Divine Love /
[Audiobook CD – Abridged]
by Michael Bernard Beckwith (Author)
There is greatness within you that awaits its release, teaches Michael Bernard Beckwith, unlimited ideas awaiting expression through and as you. On Life Visioning, this inspirational voice presents a full-length audio curriculum for creating a life lived in harmony with universal law and unconditional love a program for anyone willing to place themselves in position to catch the eternal broadcast from the mind of love intelligence, and then articulate that vision.
Passion and Purpose /
by John Mackey (Author)
SWC CD 658.4
Conventional wisdom said a natural food store could never compete with the big supermarkets, but today Whole Foods Market is a thriving multi-billion dollar success with more than 270 locations. Pioneering CEO John Mackey has rewritten the rules for how companies can flourish in today’s marketplace and serve a higher purpose in the world. With Passion and Purpose, he shares his philosophy of conscious capitalism, a revolutionary mission-driven business model that unifies profitability with integrity, compassion, and global responsibility. Listeners join Mackey as he explores. The stakeholder’s philosophy: how a company can benefit shareholders, employees, vendors, customers, and the environment without compromising its financial viability. How much should executives be compensated? Should all salaries be known to all employees? Mackey tackles the most controversial questions about his principles¿ Finding a place for philanthropy, passion, idealism, and love in a competitive economy, and more. If you hear the word capitalism and immediately think of greed, John Mackey has news for you: it doesn’t have to be that way. With Passion and Purpose, the architect of one of the most inspiring stories in modern business invites listeners to join him in reclaiming capitalism to change it from a system of avarice to a force for good.
Spiritual Madness: The Necessity of Meeting God in Darkness /
by Caroline Myss
Now on CD, this classic session with Caroline Myss describes a contemporary path open to all who seek direct mystical experience. Modern mystics are faced with conflicts no medieval monk ever faced, Myss says, leading to a “dark night” unique to our age, and a deep and rich “madness” that is an inescapable part of the mystical journey today. Join the bestselling author of Sacred Contracts as she uncovers the roots of mystical experience, both ancient and modern, and reveals: The true reason we invite God into our lives Why spiritual intimacy can lead to chaos How mystical experience translates into everyday life in our time A way to end spiritual confusion with a simple, honest prayer Plus many self-teaching exercises and practices.
Taoist Healing Imagery /
by Ken Cohen (Author)
Seven advanced visualizations utilize ancient Taoist imagery to build self-awareness, unity of mind and body, and ultimately: enlightenment. While healing with imagery is relatively new to the West, its use in China dates back to Taoist texts from the 3rd century BCE. We learn that these healing techniques induce what modern brain researchers call an alpha-theta state, where the unconscious comes to consciousness, and the mind reaches a blissful clarity. They are rarely taught outside of China today. Ken Cohen (author of Chi Kung Meditations) gives exact instructions on correct postures, breathing, attunement to nature, mental states, and flow of internal energy. Meditations include: Tan Tien Breathing-stimulates the internal reservoir of energy; Three Tan Tiens-inner contemplation of your energy centers; Dragon and Tiger Meditation-to increase the level of vitality in the body; Golden Light Solar Meditation-absorbing chi or life energy from nature.
The Faithful Gardener
by Clarissa Pinkola Estés (Author)
CD BF 39.4.E88 1995
What in life is unconquerable; what survives? On The Faithful Gardener, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés mines the rich storytelling tradition of her own family to unearth a series of lyrical stories that illustrate how faith is the one immortal force in our lives. Raised by a family of refugee immigrants who revered stories as healing instruments, Dr. Estés tells these ageless tales first told to nourish, repair, and strengthen-whatever is most needed and wanted. What begins as a simple tale from the lips of a child becomes the greater saga of Uncle Zovár, a quiet refugee from the Nazi slave camps, and his refusal to let bitterness darken his devotion to the earth. The final story, told in the form of a vivid old country tale about that which can never die, holds an unforgettable lesson about sacrifice and spiritual regeneration. The Faithful Gardener captures the spirit of a long-ago time, while deeply expressing our common desire to know that grappling with sudden and unexpected twists of fate and challenging transitions-however painful-is never in vain.
Three Levels of Power and How to Use Them /
by Caroline Myss (Author)
CD SWC 615.851
Learn about the unacknowledged role that power plays in your spiritual development with Three Levels of Power and How to Use Them. Through wise management of your power, Myss teaches, you can stop wasting energy on events from the past and start using it for your ultimate development as a human being. She explains the profound spiritual implications for shifting to the highest level of personal power; a shift that, she shows, is already taking place. The original public TV broadcast on audio.
Transpersonal Vision /
by Stanislav Grof (Author)
BF 204.7.G76 1998
In 1954, physician and research scientist Stanislav Grof began his investigations into non-ordinary states of consciousness. On The Transpersonal Vision, this pioneering cartographer of the human psyche tells the story of his quest for a new architecture of the self. You will hear about Dr. Grof’s forays into the worlds of the shaman and mystic; what past-life experiences can teach us about our life purpose; how non-ordinary states reveal the intrinsic structure of the universe itself; and much more. Here is Stanislav Grof’s own front-line account of his search beyond the domain of our personal biographies and into the territory of mystical states, archetypal forces, and even the intrinsic structure of the universe itself.
The Big Year / (2011)
Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson form “a comic dream team” (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview) in this smart, funny comedy from the director of The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me. Looking to shake up their routine lives, three amateur bird watchers compete to become the ultimate “birder” by spotting the greatest number of species within a single calendar year. But the friendly rivalry soon turns into a hilariously complicated cross-country adventure as each man begins to realize that the quest for success comes at a price – and that’s not chicken feed!
Gridlock’d / (1997)
With a decent plot and very little in the way of action, it is amazing that this film works so effectively. Basically a day-in-the-life tale following the misfortunes of two drug addicts, Spoon (Tim Roth) and Stretch (Tupac Shakur) as they desperately try to kick heroin habits and avoid the unfortunate attention of a local gangster.
The dialogue is quick and funny, and the two leads are very impressive. Shakur is a true revelation and Roth does his usual swaggy/cool style even with his character’s boundaries. The film tries to be moral at times, but due to the comedy – just isn’t. With a great soundtrack and a live performance at the end from the rapper himself, Gridlock’d succeeds magnificently.
March of the Penguins / (Widescreen Edition) (2005)
Luc Jacquet (Director)
QL 696 .S473 M37 2005
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey – a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, in freezing cold temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love.
Quitting / (2002)
This award-winning Chinese film is unlike any other you’ve seen: a true-life story that’s enacted by the real-life participants but is not a documentary in any traditional sense. Not only did the young actor Jia Hongsheng (who rose to stardom in China, succumbed to heroin addiction, and alienated his family with erratic, schizoid behavior) agree to re-create this harrowing period in his life, but so did his family, as well as everyone else who appears in Quitting. His recovery is as compelling as his collapse; the efforts of his family to support his return to health are deeply moving. Director Zhang Yang (Shower) shifts styles without losing the forward momentum of this remarkable chronicle. Quitting was a sensation in China, where the struggle between traditional conformity and individual freedom grows increasingly tense, making this movie a striking social document as well as a gripping personal story. –Bret Fetzer
Sex and the City 2 / (2010)
The fun, the fashion, the friendship: Sex and the City 2 brings it all back and more as Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) come together to take another bite out of The Big Apple– and beyond–in a hilarious sequel. What happens after you say “I do?” Life is everything the ladies ever wished it would be, but it wouldn’t be Sex in the City if life didn’t hold a few more surprises. After all, sometimes you just have to get away with the girls.
Star Dreams : A Feature Documentary Exploring the Mystery of the Crop Circles
DVD SWC 001.94
A DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL MYSTERIOUS – ENCHANTING – AWE INSPIRING – ENIGMATIC Presenting the story of the greatest revelatory phenomenon of our time. A 85 minute documentary which shows the circles themselves for all to see and presents the top crop circle researchers. Investigating the over-all assumption of hoaxing, balls of light, sacred site connection, media and people s reaction to the phenomena, and outlining the basic understandings arrived at so far. Images of the major crop circles, interviews with top researchers and a narrative line dealing with the mystical aspects of the phenomenon. Many are now coming to believe these mysterious symbols, appearing all over the planet (more than 11,000 since 1980), are a communiqué to humankind allowing a greater human consciousness to emerge. They are here to offer humanity at this time, an opportunity for an expanded consciousness and an understanding of how the world works in the larger context of the inter-galactic community.
References from Amazon.Com
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Art in America ~ Volume 100 , Number 10 ~ November 2013
Counseling Today ~ Volume 56, Number 5 ~ November 2013
gradPSYCH ~ Volume 11, Number 4 ~ November 2013
Journal of Contemporary Shamanism ~ Volume 6, Issue 2~ Fall 2013
Parabola ~ Volume 38, Number 4 ~ Winter 2013-2014
Psychological Review ~ Volume 120, Number 4 ~ October 2013
Psychotherapy Networker ~ Volume 37, Number6 ~ Nov/December 2013
Tricycle ~ Volume XXII, Number 5 ~ Winter 2013
Yes ~ Issue 68 ~ Winter 2014 ~