When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.
New episodes will come out weekly. Confirm Purchase. Account Sign Up Log In. Company Work for us. All rights reserved. This complex debut CD is packed with heavy, technical and addictive riffs, explosive and intelligent rhythms, powerful vocals, and deep and thoughtful lyrics. The album has received rave reviews online and has been featured on metal podcasts and radio stations across the globe. The back cover shows the audience as seen from the stage during the concert in Palermo , which ended in a riot.
The sleeve art is also a reference to Liberatore's comic character RanXerox. The album's opening track " Cocaine Decisions ", with its groove redolent of skiffle washboards, is an attack on drug-influenced businessmen and features a harmonica.
For "Jazz" and "Kitchen", Zappa had guitarist Steve Vai overdub complex guitar parts for the entire length of the songs, which perfectly copied Zappa's every word and syllable. This unique type of overdub was a one-time experiment that Zappa never repeated. The technique that he uses in this particular song is very interesting: it's this half-sung, half-spoken performing method that's not quite like Sprechgesang , but what makes it so interesting is that he accompanies it with an instrumental solo.
I was very surprised to find out that the guitar part was recorded separately. Technology has affected the way humans have lived to such an extent that normal functions, like sleep, eating or even reproduction, have been replaced by artificial means. Other examples include a society where humans have struck a balance with technology and it is merely used to enhance the human living condition e.
Star Trek. In place of the static perfection of a utopia, libertarian transhumanists envision an " extropia ", an open, evolving society allowing individuals and voluntary groupings to form the institutions and social forms they prefer. Mariah Utsawa presented a theoretical basis for technological utopianism and set out to develop a variety of technologies ranging from maps to designs for cars and houses which might lead to the development of such a utopia.
One notable example of a technological and libertarian socialist utopia is Scottish author Iain Banks ' Culture. Opposing this optimism is the prediction that advanced science and technology will, through deliberate misuse or accident, cause environmental damage or even humanity's extinction. Critics, such as Jacques Ellul and Timothy Mitchell advocate precautions against the premature embrace of new technologies.
Both raise questions about changing responsibility and freedom brought by division of labour. Authors such as John Zerzan and Derrick Jensen consider that modern technology is progressively depriving humans of their autonomy and advocate the collapse of the industrial civilization, in favor of small-scale organization, as a necessary path to avoid the threat of technology on human freedom and sustainability.
There are many examples of techno-dystopias portrayed in mainstream culture, such as the classics Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four , often published as "", which have explored some of these topics. Utopias have been used to explore the ramifications of genders being either a societal construct or a biologically "hard-wired" imperative or some mix of the two.
For example, Edward Bellamy 's Looking Backward responded, progressively for his day, to the contemporary women's suffrage and women's rights movements. Bellamy supported these movements by incorporating the equality of women and men into his utopian world's structure, albeit by consigning women to a separate sphere of light industrial activity due to women's lesser physical strength and making various exceptions for them in order to make room for and to praise motherhood.
One of the earlier feminist utopias that imagines complete separatism is Charlotte Perkins Gilman 's Herland In science fiction and technological speculation , gender can be challenged on the biological as well as the social level. Marge Piercy 's Woman on the Edge of Time portrays equality between the genders and complete equality in sexuality regardless of the gender of the lovers.
Birth-giving, often felt as the divider that cannot be avoided in discussions of women's rights and roles, has been shifted onto elaborate biological machinery that functions to offer an enriched embryonic experience, When a child is born, it spends most of its time in the children's ward with peers. Three "mothers" per child are the norm and they are chosen in a gender neutral way men as well as women may become "mothers" on the basis of their experience and ability.
Technological advances also make possible the freeing of women from childbearing in Shulamith Firestone 's The Dialectic of Sex. The fictional aliens in Mary Gentle 's Golden Witchbreed start out as gender-neutral children and do not develop into men and women until puberty and gender has no bearing on social roles. In contrast, Doris Lessing 's The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five suggests that men's and women's values are inherent to the sexes and cannot be changed, making a compromise between them essential.
Utopian single-gender worlds or single-sex societies have long been one of the primary ways to explore implications of gender and gender-differences. Charlotte Perkins Gilman's novel approaches this type of separate society. Many feminist utopias pondering separatism were written in the s, as a response to the Lesbian separatist movement ;    examples include Joanna Russ 's The Female Man and Suzy McKee Charnas 's Walk to the End of the World and Motherlines.
In many cultures, societies, and religions, there is some myth or memory of a distant past when humankind lived in a primitive and simple state but at the same time one of perfect happiness and fulfillment.
In those days, the various myths tell us, there was an instinctive harmony between humanity and nature. People's needs were few and their desires limited. Both were easily satisfied by the abundance provided by nature.
Accordingly, there were no motives whatsoever for war or oppression. Nor was there any need for hard and painful work. Humans were simple and pious and felt themselves close to their God or gods. According to one anthropological theory, hunter-gatherers were the original affluent society.
These mythical or religious archetypes are inscribed in many cultures and resurge with special vitality when people are in difficult and critical times.
However, in utopias, the projection of the myth does not take place towards the remote past but either towards the future or towards distant and fictional places, imagining that at some time in the future, at some point in space, or beyond death, there must exist the possibility of living happily.
These myths of the earliest stage of humankind have been referred to by various cultures, societies and religions:. The Greek poet Hesiod , around the 8th century BC, in his compilation of the mythological tradition the poem Works and Days , explained that, prior to the present era , there were four other progressively more perfect ones, the oldest of which was the Golden Age.
Plutarch , the Greek historian and biographer of the 1st century, dealt with the blissful and mythic past of the humanity. From Sir Philip Sidney 's prose romance The Old Arcadia , originally a region in the Peloponnesus , Arcadia became a synonym for any rural area that serves as a pastoral setting, a locus amoenus "delightful place". Out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.Oct 03, · Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Man from Utopia · The Vel-Aires Rumba Doowop Vol. 2 ℗ Rhythm & Blues Records Released on: Music Publisher: Rockin Music.