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Richard Galambos, C.E.T.

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  • Sacred Instructions

  • Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change
  • Written by: Sherri Mitchell, Larry Dossey
  • Narrated by: Sherri Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
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A narrative of indigenous wisdom that provides a road map for the spirit and a compass of compassion for humanity. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, but not what I expected.

  • By Richard Galambos, C.E.T. on 2019-08-14

Good book, but not what I expected.

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Reviewed: 2019-08-14

I am inspired to look into this author further. Her story has peaked my curiosity, for sure.

I went into this book seeking spiritual guidance. Similar to, maybe, The Art Of War, or (I can't remember the title, but it was the ways of the warrior of light.)

What the book gave me is a large dose of wisdom regarding the times we live in. Insight into the destruction of Mother Earth. Guidance and wisdom for moving forward.

Among this message was a lot of interesting Indigenous philosophy and cultural history. We can learn a lot from their ways.

I believe we have done a great disservice to humanity as a whole by oppressing native peoples.

I recommend this book.

  • The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

  • Written by: Hannah B. Harvey, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Hannah B. Harvey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 15
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An absolute treat for the heart and mind, these 24 lectures demonstrate how to master the art of storytelling, offering insight into the process of crafting and delivering a tale to enhancing the stories you tell everyday-to your children at bedtime, in your conversational anecdotes, and in your presentations at work. Teachers, lawyers, clergy, coaches, parents, and anyone who wants to understand the power of stories to capture hearts and minds will benefit from these lessons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational - Exemplary

  • By Onus111 on 2019-05-14

So, you wanna tell a story?

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Reviewed: 2019-08-09

This lecture series contains a wealth of information about the art of telling a story. I found that most of the material applied to someone starting out on this path.

For me it was a refreshing culmination of material that I have picked up here and there. There are a few tid bits of information that I have not previously used.

I found most of tge material to be drama based, however, the tools could be used in lecture, meetings, presentations and the like with little modification.

This lecture is enthusiastically presented and a wealth of information regarding tools of the trade.

  • Annihilation

  • The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 219
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Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. This is the 12th expedition, and their group is made up of four women. Part of their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens, and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers, but it's the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unpredictable

  • By M. Caterina on 2018-04-30

What just happened?

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Reviewed: 2019-07-30

I think this book is well written, I loved the story. But, man, did this story flew by. Before I knew it, it was ended.

I was left with a general sence of what it was all about, sure. Overall, I loved the story!

  • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

  • Written by: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Novella
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in an effective and responsible way. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. But because misinformation out there has increased as well, critical thinking is more important than ever. These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible course!

  • By Justin on 2018-05-03

Critically Acclaimed

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Reviewed: 2019-06-13

Well, I believe that this is one of the best lectures I have listened to, to date!

Everyone should have some sort of critical thinking skills, this lecture show how to develop such skills.

We are saturated with information by the minute. Wouldn't you like to be able to sort it all out?

This lecture can help! Have a listen...

  • Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

  • Written by: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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Tap into the power of effective writing by developing the fundamental critical and analytical skills that transform your writing from "good" to "great." Regardless of your subject, goal, or occasion, these skills will help you organize your thoughts into a coherent piece, make a persuasive argument rooted in facts, and make responsible use of research materials.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great refresher, awesome insight, brilliant tips

  • By Richard Galambos, C.E.T. on 2019-05-15

Great refresher, awesome insight, brilliant tips

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Reviewed: 2019-05-15

Do you write? Do you write well? Oh coarse you do. After listening to this lecture series not only will you have learned to take it to the next, but you will know how to appreciate your great works.

Packed with useful information! I would venture to say that there is something here for the beginner to the infamous, green to the scholarly!

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  • Cosmos

  • Written by: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
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Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • LeVar is like listening to a breathy James T. Kirk

  • By Robert on 2018-04-04

Timeless

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Reviewed: 2019-04-28

Even though Carl wrote this a time ago, the facts and data are still relevant. The message of this beautiful story is so relevant and is so significant to out species today.

Everyone should have the privilege of hearing this story.

  • Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

  • Written by: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor David K. Johnson PhD University of Oklahoma
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 40
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The science fiction genre has become increasingly influential in mainstream popular culture, evolving into one of the most engaging storytelling tools we use to think about technology and consider the shape of the future. Along the way, it has also become one of the major lenses we use to explore important philosophical questions. The origins of science fiction are most often thought to trace to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, a story born from a night of spooky tale-telling by the fireside that explores scientific, moral, and ethical questions that were of great concern in the 19th century - and that continue to resonate today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Be and Beyond, what is Science

  • By 101mystic on 2018-09-19

Why? Why not?

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Reviewed: 2019-04-16

Philosophy is more interesting than one may consider. Throw in scifi as examples any it is amazing.

Using scifi as a back drop to try to answer some of life's great questions it brilliant. Oh course I suppose one must be a scifi fan to truly see the point of the comparison.

I don't thing you have to be a scifi fan to truly appreciate these lectures however.

  • Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders

  • Written by: Craig H. Heller, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Craig H. Heller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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Sleep is the subject of intense scientific debate among biologists and neuroscientists. Why must we spend about one-third of our lives asleep? What exactly is sleep? Why does a lack of sleep impair our cognitive abilities and leave us vulnerable to a host of medical issues ranging from obesity to reduced resistance to infectious disease?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good scientific explanations

  • By Richard Galambos, C.E.T. on 2019-04-05

Very good scientific explanations

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Reviewed: 2019-04-05

I found this one hard to listen to. This lecture series is packed with great information about the mechanics of sleep, physiology, neuroscience. The parts about sleep disorders I found particularly interesting. However, I feel that this series may have been better titled. Secrets of Sleep seems a bit misleading to me.

  • Understanding Nonverbal Communication

  • Written by: Mark G. Frank, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark G. Frank
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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    4 out of 5 stars 2
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In Understanding Nonverbal Communication, you'll discover that nonverbal communication is less intentional and harder to control than the words you choose to speak. Because you are less aware of it than you are of your words, it provides better clues to what you are feeling and thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good overview

  • By Richard Galambos, C.E.T. on 2019-04-04

Good overview

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Reviewed: 2019-04-04

I feel this id is a good overview of non-verbal mechanics. It's a good starting point for one that may be interested in studying non-verbal communication in more detail.

  • Horus Heresy Collection, Volume 1

  • The Horus Heresy
  • Written by: Gav Thorpe, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, John French, and others
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, Tim Bentinck, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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For the first time, get seven classic audio dramas from the Horus Heresy in one fantastic collection - including a brand-new audio drama edition of Dan Abnett's short story 'Little Horus'. If you don't know where to start with Horus Heresy audio, this curated collection is the perfect beginning - and if you just want to reexperience these exciting adventures, this is your chance! 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Visceral

  • By Richard Galambos, C.E.T. on 2019-04-02

Visceral

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Reviewed: 2019-04-02

I love these stories. The writers are perfect wordsmiths. Epic battles and heart wrenching betrayal.

It's only flaw may be that the story is rather hard to follow at times.

I personally enjoyed reading these books to listening.