“I call this book The Intent to Live because great actors don’t seem to be acting, they seem to be actually living.” –Larry Moss, from the Introduction When Oscar-winning actors Helen Hunt and Hilary Swank accepted their Academy Awards, each credited Larry Moss’s guidance as key to their career-making performances. There is a two-year waiting list for his advanced acting classes. But now everyone–professionals and amateurs alike–can discover Moss’s passionate, in-depth teaching. Inviting you to join him in the classroom and onstage, Moss shares the techniques he has developed over thirty years to help actors set their emotions, imagination, and behavior on fire, showing how the hard work of preparation pays off in performances that are spontaneous, fresh, and authentic. From the foundations of script analysis to the nuances of physicalization and sensory work, here are the case studies, exercises, and insights that enable you to connect personally with a script, develop your character from the inside out, overcome fear and inhibition, and master the technical skills required for success in the theater, television, and movies. Far more than a handbook, The Intent to Live is the personal credo of a master teacher. Moss’s respect for actors and love of the actor’s craft enliven every page, together with examples from a wealth of plays and films, both current and classic, and vivid appreciations of great performances. Whether you act for a living or simply want a deeper understanding of acting greatness, The Intent to Live will move, instruct, and inspire you.
In this book we meet with the modern sage, U.G. Krishnamurti, and listen to his penetrating voice describing life and reality as it is. What is body and what is mind? Is there a soul? Is there a beyond, a God? What is enlightenment? Is there a life after death? Never before have these questions been tackled with such simplicity, candour and clarity. In these unpublished early conversations with friends (1967-71), U.G.discusses in detail his search for the truth and how he underwent radical biological changes in 1967. Preferring to call it the natural state over enlightenment, he insists that whatever transformation he has undergone is within the structure of the human body and not in the mind at all. It is the natural state of being that sages like the Buddha, Jesus and, in modern times, Sri Ramana, stepped into. And U.G.never tires of pointing out that 'this is the way you, stripped of the machinations of thought, are also functioning.'
Dr. A.A. Syed passed away on April 4th, 2020, surrounded by family. In the backdrop, an unprecedented global pandemic (COVID-19). We can only imagine a world where he remained to serve these patients on the front lines as a respirologist, as he continued to serve as up until his final weeks. 100% of proceeds from the digital release will go to Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of his close personal friend, who passed away several years ago. "In Passion for Love and Happiness, Dr. A. A. Syed blends the best of Eastern and Western philosophy and wisdom to give practical guidance that is, at the same time, inspiring and uplifting. Dr. Syed, who was born in Hyderabad, India and emigrated to Canada in 1982, is in a unique position to unite these spiritual and cultural traditions and to use them to help others learn about the process of achieving contentment. As a practicing specialist in respirology and in internal and critical care medicine, Dr. Syed can also draw on his personal, pragmatic experiences with life-and-death choices to teach us to live life to the fullest, to laugh, love, learn, and listen – to our own hearts and to others – so we can attain the mental and ethical discipline that enables us to forgive, to let go of pain and suffering, and to be our very best selves. 'Reading Dr. Syed’s exquisitely simple interpretations of timeless philosophies has helped me cope with personal tragedies. It has changed my “give up” attitude with living with terminal cancer, to one of calmness, achieving a positive and loving outlook. The victim in me has now not only been rescued, but has become a rescuer in the process! Don’t just read the words – DO IT.' -Carolyn Fallis-Hale 'A must read for all spouses to improve their loving relationships.' -Syeda Syed"
Amma's Enlightening Conversations From The Year 1984 Have Been Faithfully Recorded In The Awaken Children Series Volume 6. We Can Find Amma's Teachings On A Variety Of Subjects Such As: A Great Healer Of Hearts; The Art Of Dying; Deluded By The Ego; Study Of Scriptures; The Omniscient Gem; The Theory Of Karma; Faith; Surrender To Face Karma; Live In Anticipation Of The Lord; How To Handle Insults; God The Uninvited Guest; Contentment; Humiliation And Renunciation; Be Content With What You Have; Respect For All Life; Don’t Be Self Centered; A Mahatma Cannot Destroy; Selflessness And Intellect; Satya And Dharma, Truth And Righteousness; Fear Of God; Do Not Compare Yourself With Other; The Child Within; The Consciously Innocent Child; Forgiving And Forgetting. Translated By Swami Amritaswarupananda. Published By The Disciples Of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Affectionately Known As Mother, Or Amma The Hugging Saint.
Previously only available to Katselas’ students at the prestigious Beverly Hills Playhouse, Acting Class presents the concepts and methods that have helped lead a generation of actors to success on stage, in cinema, and on television. Now for the first time, this all-encompassing book is available to the general public, taking readers and sitting them in the legendary acting class of Milton Katselas, where he not only covers techniques and methods, but also includes valuable discussions on the attitude any artist needs to fulfill his or her dream.
This book is a primer on, and key resource for, the art and science of caring. It presents 36 classic book chapters and journal articles, with bridge and contextual frames, and teaching tool for use from undergraduate to graduate and doctoral levels. This book includes nine thematic sections: how caring plays in nursing, the concept of caring, theoretical perspectives, seminal research studies, research designs and methods, practice models, caring for community health issues and in terms of policy, and leadership and administration.
Timothy Sprigge has been a major player on the philosophical scene contributing to discussions as diverse as consciousness, the ontology of time, personal identity, animal rights, punishment, censorship and wider issues in metaphysics, ethics and the history of philosophy. He is, however, less well known for his own highly original system of metaphysics and ethics'a synthesis of Absolute Idealism, panpsychism and utilitarianism. The contributions gathered in this volume, written by philosophers of international reputation or by acknowledged scholars in their specialized fields of inquiry, engage themes in his metaphysics and ethics and provide a critical assessment of his ideas and arguments. In a concluding essay, Sprigge answers the most significant objections raised by his critics: the final result is an engaging dialogue on the perennial and most fundamental questions of philosophy.