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University of Chicago Press

The University of Chicago Press is the largest and one of the oldest university presses in the United States. It is operated by the University of Chicago and publishes a wide variety of academic titles, including The Chicago Manual of Style, numerous academic journals, advanced monographs in the academic fields. One of its quasi-independent projects is a digital repository for scholarly books; the Press building is located just south of the Midway Plaisance on the University of Chicago campus. The University of Chicago Press was founded in 1890, making it one of the oldest continuously operating university presses in the United States, its first published book was Robert F. Harper's Assyrian and Babylonian Letters Belonging to the Kouyunjik Collections of the British Museum; the book sold five copies during its first two years, but by 1900 the University of Chicago Press had published 127 books and pamphlets and 11 scholarly journals, including the current Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, American Journal of Sociology.

For its first three years, the Press was an entity discrete from the university. Heath in conjunction with the Chicago printer R. R. Donnelley; this arrangement proved unworkable, in 1894 the university assumed responsibility for the Press. In 1902, as part of the university, the Press started working on the Decennial Publications. Composed of articles and monographs by scholars and administrators on the state of the university and its faculty's research, the Decennial Publications was a radical reorganization of the Press; this allowed the Press, by 1905, to begin publishing books by scholars not of the University of Chicago. A manuscript editing and proofreading department was added to the existing staff of printers and typesetters, leading, in 1906, to the first edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. By 1931, the Press was an leading academic publisher. Leading books of that era include Dr. Edgar J. Goodspeed's The New Testament: An American Translation and its successor, Goodspeed and J. M. Povis Smith's The Complete Bible: An American Translation.

In 1956, the Press first published paperback-bound books under its imprint. Of the Press's best-known books, most date from the 1950s, including translations of the Complete Greek Tragedies and Richmond Lattimore's The Iliad of Homer; that decade saw the first edition of A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, which has since been used by students of Biblical Greek worldwide. In 1966, Morris Philipson began his thirty-four-year tenure as director of the University of Chicago Press, he committed time and resources to lengthening the backlist, becoming known for assuming ambitious scholarly projects, among the largest of, The Lisle Letters — a vast collection of 16th-century correspondence by Arthur Plantagenet, 1st Viscount Lisle, a wealth of information about every aspect of sixteenth-century life. As the Press's scholarly volume expanded, the Press advanced as a trade publisher. In 1992, Norman Maclean's books A River Runs Through It and Young Men and Fire were national best sellers, A River Runs Through It was made into a film directed by and starring Robert Redford.

In 1982, Philipson was the first director of an academic press to win the Publisher Citation, one of PEN's most prestigious awards. Shortly before he retired in June 2000, Philipson received the Association of American Publishers' Curtis Benjamin Award for Creative Publishing, awarded to the person whose "creativity and leadership have left a lasting mark on American publishing." Paula Barker Duffy served as director of the Press from 2000 to 2007. Under her administration, the Press expanded its distribution operations and created the Chicago Digital Distribution Center and BiblioVault. Editorial depth in reference and regional books increased with titles such as The Encyclopedia of Chicago, Timothy J. Gilfoyle's Millennium Park, new editions of The Chicago Manual of Style, the Turabian Manual, The University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary; the Press launched an electronic reference work, The Chicago Manual of Style Online. In 2014, the Press received The International Academic and Professional Publisher Award for excellence at the London Book Fair.

Garrett P. Kiely became the 15th director of the University of Chicago Press on September 1, 2007, he heads one of academic publishing's largest operations, employing more than 300 people across three divisions—books and distribution—and publishing 81 journal titles and 280 new books and 70 paperback reprints each year. The Press publishes across many subject areas, it publishes regional titles, such as The Encyclopedia of Chicago, edited by James R. Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating, Janice Reiff; the Press has expanded its digital offerings to include most newly published books as well as key backlist titles. In 2013, Chicago Journals began offering e-book editions of each new issue of each journal, for use on e-reader devices s

Jozef Rulof

Josephus Gerhardus Rulof was a Dutch author, known as a psychic and trance medium or spirit medium. He wrote about thirty books about life and the hereafter. Rulof claimed to be the greatest medium and that nobody would surpass him; the next great medium would be the "Direct Voice Apparatus", a technical device that would enable people to communicate directly with the spirit world. The DVA would be based on another device to make all diseases disappear, he claimed he was under the control of two guides: master Zelanus. The most important point in the teachings of Jozef Rulof is. A human dies; the spirit leaves its body and goes back to the world of the unconscious awaiting a new birth, or it goes to a sphere of darkness or a sphere of light, depending on the spiritual attunement of that person. Rulof believed; when someone commits suicide, they only lose day-consciousness. The silver cord does not break and the suicide remains in the material body, they experience the body's rotting. According to Rulof, this pain cannot be compared with any torture on earth.

When the body is rotted and the skeleton becomes visible, the person walks in an empty world and only sees and hears themselves. When the actual time of death has come, the spirit goes back to the world of the unconscious, or it goes to one of the spheres. For example, when someone commits suicide at the age of 35, that person had to become 85 years old, they must dwell in an empty world for 50 years; the book The Cycle of the Soul tells the story of Lantos and what he experiences when he commits suicide. Jozef Rulof rejects cremation, it would cause an unbearable suffering for the dead. Persons attuned to a sphere of light will not suffer much, but persons attuned to a sphere of darkness will burn spiritually. Persons going back to the world of the unconscious awaiting a new birth will not feel anything. In the book A View into the Hereafter, there is a story about someone who committed suicide and what he experiences when he is being cremated. A person creates karma. In a next life, the murderer is born as a woman and gives birth to the one, murdered.

This way, the murderer gets a chance to make it up. Cause and Effect means what you do to another, you do to yourself. According to Rulof, this Cause and Effect can be seen in marriage. One could say that if the man wears the pants, the woman has to make good to him and if the woman wears the pants, the man has to make good to her; the human spirit looks the same as the physical body. The soul is a piece of a propelling force which forces man to evolution; the spirit is connected with the physical body by means of a silver cord, which works like a rubber band. Thoughts are sent via this cord through the solar plexus to the brain, where they are intercepted and analyzed further; the brain acts only as some kind of resistor, not as a memory. A twin soul is; every person has a twin soul. Man and woman form one unity. Our twin soul is the cell. Two cells united and secreted another cell; this cell divided to form two other cells. These two new cells will unite; the chance a person marries his twin soul is small: we are too long on Earth because of our karma and Cause and Effect.

But we have met our twin soul in previous lives and it is nonetheless possible that we meet our twin soul during our current life without knowing it. They could be our son or daughter, a friend, or awaiting a new birth in the world of the unconscious. Man ape descended from man; the first living cells on Earth were human cells. When these cells died, new life emerged from their rot: animal cells; this process repeated over and over again: new cells emerged from the rot of these animal cells and so forth. Through evolution, man has indeed been a fishlike and apelike being, but never an animal apelike being. Man has always been ahead of plants in terms of evolution. Astrology will never become a science. Planets can have an influence on the physical body but they cannot influence someone's personality. There are seven Cosmic Grades; the Moon is Mars the second and the Earth the third. The fourth, fifth and seventh Cosmic Grades all lie in their own universe and consist of seven planets and seven suns.

There are 15 planets in our universe. We started our divine cycle on the Moon and, via six other planets, arrived on Mars. Again, via six other planets, we arrived on Earth; each of these planets pushed the development of the human body a bit further. For example, on the Moon, we reached only a fishlike phase but on Mars, we were like an ape; this means that there are no other planets in our universe which contain human life, as developed as on Earth. When our earthly cycle has come to an end, we go further as a spirit in the spheres; when we have taken possession of the seventh sphere of light, we are attracted by the Mental Areas and will soon begin our life on the first planet of the fourth Cosmic Grade. When we have taken full possession of the seventh planet of the seventh Cosmic Grade, we are in The All and our divine cycle has come to an end. Jesus was not born by a miracle of the Holy Spirit, he was born just like everybody else. Jesus was not betrayed by Judas Iscariot. Judas hope

Punk: Attitude

Punk: Attitude is a film by Don Letts. It explores the "punk" revolution and following from its beginning in the mid-1970s up to its effect on modern rock music and other genres; the cast is a veritable list of alternative musicians and directors offering their opinions on what has been called a musical revolution. The film was released on April 25, 2005 at the Tribeca Film Festival in the U. S. A. Reviews have been favorable with an average of 3.5 - 4 stars with many people commenting on the accuracy and approach of the film. The film begins showing the roots of punk music with many views on various artists and genres who accentuated the beginning of the genre, like the MC5 and the Velvet Underground. Punk: Attitude proceeds chronologically to sort through the various artists and alumni who were central to the movement, drawing light on the general idea or "Attitude" of the punk movement, which spoke out for a generation. Bands such as The Ramones, The Stooges, The Clash and The Sex Pistols feature prominently throughout.

The movie offers a canvas of praise and respect given from many interviewees as these bands are heralded as the beginning of Punk progressively through the movie. Rare concert footage and personal accounts of gigs and band meetings highlight the aggression and destructive entities with surprising accuracy; the movie wraps up by emphasizing the influence. One of the film's celebrated attributes comes in the form of its cast, showcasing the who's who of Punk Rock/Alternative culture contemporaries like David Johansen, Thurston Moore, Henry Rollins, Captain Sensible, Jim Jarmusch, Mick Jones, Jello Biafra, Siouxsie Sioux, Darryl Jenifer. In 2005 the film has since gone out of print. On January 11, 2010 Shout! Factory re-released the film complete with all the original bonus material as well as another DVD worth of extras. Punk: Attitude on IMDb Punk: Attitude review by Rolling Stone Punk: Attitude review by Contact Music