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In modern day Mexico City, a young graduate student of anthropology, Stefan Marquez Calle, hears a surprising confession from his dying aunt. He discovers that his Catholic family has hidden Jewish roots; that they are descended from a long line of secretive people in Spain called Anousim, meaning those who had been converted to Christianity against their wills. They lived overtly as Christians, while maintaining vestiges of Judaism, in fear, for centuries. Stefan, who is about to be married, sets out to discover his true identity. As his aunt had intimated before her death, there exists an ancient journal that he must find, and it is there, through the writing of his ancestor, that he becomes entangled in a distant past, and is thrown backwards in time into the world of the Spanish Inquisition. The diary is written in the hand of Alfonso Calle, who lived in fifteenth century Seville. His family members are Conversos who keep their forbidden Jewish religion in tact and practice in hiding, despite the threat of torture, incarceration and death. A horrifying culmination occurs when Alfonso’s father is arrested and burned at the stake in a lavish Auto-de-Fe, the public execution conducted as a festival celebration under the auspices of the Dominican Order of the Roman Catholic Church. The driving force of the oppressive regime is established and ruled by the Chief Grand Inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada, who reports directly to the joint forces of papal and royal authorities and uses every means of treachery to achieve the combined goal of a pure Catholic Spain. In a trip to Lisbon, Alfonso meets the famous explorer of the day, Christopher Columbus, known as Cristobal Colon, who has a concealed identity, and whose convoluted signature is finally decoded and reveals that he too is a Crypto-Jew. Alfonso is sent to work as a courier at the opulent Court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella after his father’s death. He becomes a spy and works underground for the protection of Spanish Jewry who have not converted, and for the safety of those who are Conversos, but are regularly accused of heresy, tortured and put to death. The reign of terror continues as the Inquisition grows more powerful and Torquemada plots the death and elimination of all Jews. As Expulsion looms, Cristobol Colon comes to the Court of Spain and works feverishly to acquire ships of exploration to the New World. The Grand Inquisitor resurrects the old myth of blood libel, falsely accusing the Jews of Christian infanticide. Unrestrained hysteria and mob violence erupt in the country. Alfonso witnesses the massacre of his family. Profoundly affected, he leaves Spain in a mass exodus with hundreds of thousands of Jews, Crypto-Jews and Conversos who are herded out of the land of their birth, forced by royal decree to leave all valuables behind, and are attacked and even murdered en route by thieves for anything they might have taken with them. Captain Colon arranges to set sail on the precise day that the Jews must leave and takes as many exiles as he is able. Alfonso boards one of the caravels to escape. For Stefan, the story is life-altering despite his initial rejection of his ties to the distant past. He and the spirit of Alfonso connect throughout the story, in dreams and illusions. Stefan uncovers the existence of people in Mexico, and throughout the world, who are still living as secret Jews, who pray in hiding and keep traditions of their maligned faith alive. Finally, in the twenty-first century, they are able to communicate online undetected and in anonymity. Based on true facts, this story has far-reaching implications to the many thousands whose heritage is traced to Judaic roots, but who have not yet come out.
Attorney and economist Barr McClellan (author of the 2003 #1 Best Seller Blood, Money & Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K.), presents a powerful and compelling analysis of a complex economic problem with a surprisingly simple solution. American consumers hold the power to restore our economy and our nation's world leadership role by simply choosing to buy products that are Made in the USA.
Blood, Money, & Power exposes the secret, high-level conspiracy in Texas that led to President John F. Kennedy’s death and the succession of Lyndon B. Johnson as president in 1963. Attorney Barr McClellan, a former member of L.B.J.’s legal team, uses hundreds of newly released documents, including insider interviews, court papers, and the Warren Commission, to illuminate the maneuvers, payoffs, and power plays that revolved around the assassination of Kennedy and to expose L.B.J.’s involvement in the murder plot.

In addition to revealing new information, McClellan answers common questions surrounding the assassination of our thirty-fifth president. Who had the opportunity, motive, and means to assassinate J.F.K.? Who controlled the investigation and findings of the Warren Commission? This historically significant book is proof that absolute power, money, blood, corruption, and deception were at the heart of politics in the early 1960s, and it represents the very best investigative journalism has to offer.

Savage Land

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A family anticipating a reunion is thrown into desperate circumstances in this Western adventure shot on location in Alberta, Canada. A woman is escorting her two children and her sister across the country to Colorado aboard a stagecoach when the stage is ambushed by a strange group of Indians. It turns out that the Indians are actually bandits in disguise, and the party is left stranded in the attack. The family must find their way to civilization through the wilderness, while the bandits scour the woods looking for their would-be victims. Corbin Bernsen, Brion James, and Sonny Landham play the bandits, while Charlotte Ross, Vivian Schilling, Corey Carrier, and Mercedes McNab play the family left to fend for themselves. Charles Napier appears as one of the stagecoach drivers, and Graham Greene plays an Indian who befriends the lost travelers. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Teen Yoga

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From the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, yoga teacher Kathleen Kastner leads Miss Teen USA 2005, Allie LaForce, through an energizing power yoga practice suitable for both beginner and intermediate practitioner alike. Kastner, who owns MayaYoga studio in Kansas City, Missouri, starts by teaching ujjayi breath to help calm the mind and nervous system and relax the muscles. Individual chapters (plus a booklet) feature demonstrate asanas in the 55-minute vinyasa, including Sun Salutations, standing poses, Crow, Boat, and Camel. The low-key Kastner gives basic information with practical modifications (that her new-to-yoga student deftly applies), as well as gentle alignment instructions. You can flow through the sequence with or without the music, chanted by Mantra Girl. The practice winds down with seated poses Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Pose), Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose), and Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Legged Seated Forward Bend)--and lying-down poses: Sucirandhrasana (Eye of the Needle Pose), Jathara Parivartanasana (Revolved Abdominal Pose), and, of course, Savasana (Corpse Pose). Aside from the presence of LaForce (in her cute BaliDog yoga pants) and a short pep talk from young gals and a guy to exercise and eat well, there's little about this practice that's distinctly teen and we mean that in a good way. So if you re buying this for your child, you ll probably enjoy rolling out your mat too. Lorraine Shea --FIT YOGA Magazine, Oct. 2008


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A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.

Three years after the War, the United States is destroyed. Civilization has devolved into anarchy and tribalism. A soldier, Michael, finally comes home, only to find his wife murdered and his daughter kidnapped. Accompanied by a disparate group of survivors, he leads the hunt to find his kidnapped daughter and kill the Reverend whose neo-Confederate tribe was responsible. Falls the Shadow is a story of hope, love, and the power of community for good and evil, set in the wasteland remains of the South.

- Written by Anonymous

International Samurai expert, Dr. Stephen Turnbull, provides historical insights into these legendary warriors in this documentary program described as "powerful and intriguing" by the Los Angeles Times.

Pink Skies

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Pink Skies is an inspirational documentary about the empowerment of women. It's about overcoming obstacles as athletes and as human beings. The film covers an extraordinary event 'Jump for the Cause'. Last year, JFTC brought together 181 women from 31 countries to create a World Record All-Women's Skydiving Formation. They also raised almost $1 million dollars for breast cancer research! Along with phenomenal skydivers, the film features breast cancer survivors, cutting edge researchers, doctors and healers. It reveals breakthroughs that have not been widely publicized, explores whats working and what needs to be changed and the seismic shift towards prevention.

- Written by Anonymous

Magic Voyage

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Christopher Columbus decides to go on a journey to prove that the Earth is not flat. His companion is a smart wood worm who's on a quest of his own: to save a beautiful fairy princess from the evil lord Swarm and his insect army.

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