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Human Population Academy: Laws of Human Nature by Kate Bazilevsky

2940015771367_p0_v1_s260x420Review:  Whether its a theory, belief system, or science: there are many schools of thought, which may have similarities or basic premises that are common enough to be believable, reasonable and/or acceptable in some way. I can completely agree that humans need to live in harmony with Nature, and also that there are similarities between some people/populations based on a variety of factors, though there are no hard or fast rules regarding that.

“We people have mysteries. Things we cannot explain. Things we don’t know how they came to be or how they stay alive but it’s all part of life. For some things we have legends and tales passed down from our ancestors, and they’re enough though now we have science and all kinds of stuff which explain how things work inside. Or they try to anyway. There are still mysteries and will always be. There are some things you don’t need answers to in order to have a happy life or just get by even.

Every body should just be how they are and be allowed to. I can be happy with very little because their definition does not apply to me. They might be unhappy with what I had. I think that’s why they are so unhappy and so far from the earth. They’re always looking at someone else and trying to change them when they don’t really know themselves in the first place.” M.G., Lakota Elder, from a speech   I recorded during an Indian Education gathering. This is my perspective.

Living in Germany as I do, and using its modern society as an example, there are so many people who are searching for some meaning to life and they look to this or this or that belief system, philosophy, ancient teachings or people, trying to find explanations on the “whys” of life and living, their failures in relationships, career, and so forth. They can fasten onto some particular belief or explanation that more suits their needs or what they know of themselves, things gleaned from their experiences and observations, and say, “Aha!” That belief system or philosophy can then explain everything to them they need, and they begin to work their lives around it and advocate it to others. That is what I felt this work delivered, but for me, I simply believe there can be too much overthinking, too much overstatement and all inclusiveness in terms.

All in all, it is somehow more of a distraction from simply coming to know yourself through yourself, whatever that takes, though some people clearly would feel Catalogs, manipulation modes, things advocated by this system, are tools to help an individual do so. I think the philosophy based on Shan Hai Jing manuscript is something you have to personally accept and believe in, and its a model among thousands or millions of others, and simply one interpretation of what the “human psyche” is, encompasses and needs. It was certainly a readable, well put together work that an individual should try for themselves, and see what it means to them.

Description: “Have you ever considered that the root or cause of many problems and misunderstandings are fundamental differences between people? The solution to problems is in knowing these differences and living in harmony with Nature, because laws of Nature apply to everything and everyone!

Power gained through the knowledge about Nature and programs implanted by Nature guarantees the survival of the fittest, and enables anyone to organize things around them to their own benefit. Education increases one’s cultural level and, as a result, one’s survival rate in the environment.

The results of this research include detailed recipes on how to develop, solve any problems, improve sex life, and more. Now any human being can achieve their goals and dreams, become stronger, healthier, wiser, sexier, more powerful, and get to such heights, of which many do not even know. The journey is worth it! By learning how to live in harmony with Nature itself, together we can advance this civilization as a whole. Begin your journey right now!”

  • Genre: Non-fiction, Philosophy, Self-Help
  • Publisher: HPA Press
  • Publication date:  Nov. 18, 2012
  • Available at Amazon
  • ASIN B00A7E1D78
  • Source: Author

Author Profile:

Kate Bazilevsky was born in Moscow, Russia and grew up in Boston, MA, USA. She holds a degree in MIS and Psychology. In 2008, she began her studies in the field of Non-traditional Psychoanalysis, based on research by Andrey Davydov and Olga Skorbatyuk.

In 2011, Kate founded the Human Population Academy, and opened a publishing company called HPA Press in 2012. HPA Press publishes works that further Human Population Academy’s mission: to educate people around the world about the laws of human Nature, the Catalog of Human Population (Catalog of Human Souls) and scientific research of its source Shan Hai Jing based on discoveries by A. Davydov and O. Skorbatyuk.

Website http://www.humanpopulationacademy.org/

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The Great Lessons from the Martial Arts by Tim Johnson

16457669Review: As detailed in its description, this is a non-fiction work related to martial arts philosophy that is a compilation of quotes from the author and others, combined with his artwork.

For myself, having studied a certain school of martial art before, as well as read various books on the subject, although certainly there are masters and students from other countries who have turned to Asian based arts in this way, I prefer to primarily read from “the originals,”  so to speak.

This very much had a contemporary American feel to it, though I believe something can be learned from anything we read, see or experience, yet there was nothing that really inspired me personally, providing a spark I needed to connect, a spirit of affinity. I wouldn’t say it was an “enormous” cross section at all either, for at 67 pages, several of which are artwork exclusive, I would rather say the opposite.

Overall, I couldn’t help but feel the amount of that artwork and the layout and design somewhat clashed with the messages being presented: color and contrast, page to page harmony and flow was at times abrupt. However, it is up to the reader to glean what they may from each quote and up to an individual to determine what is “the greatest lesson,” as stated, “No answer (or review) will ever be correct or incorrect.”

Description: Some of the most distinguished martial artists in the world were asked the question “What is the greatest lesson you’ve learned from the martial arts?” This full-color book is a compilation of their responses.

No answer will ever be correct or incorrect. This book provides an enormous cross-section of answers to this same question which proves the versatility of the martial arts. By answering this one question, martial arts masters and amateur students alike share their most profound lesson with others to encourage the practice of martial arts worldwide.

Contributors include:
Diana Lee Inosanto
Dr Yang Jwing-Ming
GM Wong Kiew Kit
Kancho Deena Naidu
Guro Peter Freeman and many more…

The term “martial art” has been defined for thousands of years and continues to have its own definition to every practitioner who has ever set foot on the mat, or defended their home and family from danger.

Martial arts instructors and masters will define martial arts in their own way and they will impress that upon their students. That message will be received and changed by every student to come after them and will be a function of their own situation, their own beliefs, their time in history and their place in the world. The definition of a martial art is ever-changing, and like the oceans of the world, will continue to change and reshape themselves, and transform the lives of those involved.

  • Published: Dec. 9, 2012
  • Publisher: Martial Arts Lineage Project
  • ISBN: 1480156434
  • Available: Amazon
  • Source: Publisher

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