“A rock star with no rhythm is a man with no soul.” – Stone Lockhart As the lead singer of one of the hottest bands to hit the rock scene, f*cks are free, drugs come easy, and music is life. For as long as Stone can remember, Willow has been his music – the notes that weave his soul together. His rhythm. Until he threw her away. All he has left is a handful of pills and a few lines of powder to make him forget her. And he tries, over and over. Clean and ready to make things right, he’s faced with the fact that Willow’s moved on. She’s not the same girl he cast aside. Willow’s a woman sure about her purpose in life. Sure about who she’s meant to love. Stone may be lost without his rhythm, but Willow has found so much more.
"A rock star with no rhythm is a man with no soul." - Stone Lockhart As the lead singer of one of the hottest bands to hit the rock scene, f--ks are free, drugs come easy, and music is life. For as long as Stone can remember, Willow has been his music - the notes that weave his soul together. His rhythm. Until he threw her away. All he has left is a handful of pills and a few lines of powder to make him forget her. And he tries, over and over. Clean and ready to make things right, he's faced with the fact that Willow's moved on. She's not the same girl he cast aside. Willow's a woman sure about her purpose in life. Sure about who she's meant to love. Stone may be lost without his rhythm, but Willow has found so much more.
As entertaining as it is incisive, Stoned is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious.What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire.What moves the world is what moves each of us: desire. Jewelry—which has long served as a stand-in for wealth and power, glamor and success—has birthed cultural movements, launched political dynasties, and started wars. Masterfully weaving together pop science and history, Stoned breaks history into three categories—Want, Take, and Have—and explains what the diamond on your finger has to do with the GI Bill, why green-tinted jewelry has been exalted by so many cultures, why the glass beads that bought Manhattan for the Dutch were initially considered a fair trade, and how the French Revolution started over a coveted necklace.Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details, Stoned tells the remarkable story of our abiding desire for the rare and extraordinary.
****STONED IS A STANDALONE IN THE WRECKED SERIES***As the lead singer of one of the hottest bands to hit the rock scene, f*cks are free, drugs come easy, and music is life. For as long as Stone can remember, Willow has been his music – the notes that weave his soul together. His rhythm. Until he threw her away. All he has left is a handful of pills and a few lines of powder to make him forget her. And he tries, over and over. Clean and ready to make things right, he’s faced with the fact that Willow’s moved on. She’s not the same girl he cast aside. Willow’s a woman sure about her purpose in life. Sure about who she’s meant to love. Stone may be lost without his rhythm, but Willow has found so much more.
With The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. Getting Stoned with Savages again reveals his wry wit and infectious joy of discovery in a side-splittingly funny account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, battling feral dogs, machete-wielding neighbors, and a lack of beer on a daily basis, Maarten Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific. But as time went on, he realized he felt remarkably out of place among the trappings of twenty-first-century America. When he found himself holding down a job—one that might possibly lead to a career—he knew it was time for him and his wife, Sylvia, to repack their bags and set off for parts unknown.Getting Stoned with Savages tells the hilarious story of Troost’s time on Vanuatu—a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves on kava and are still known to “eat the man.” Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes and soon finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders. When Sylvia gets pregnant, they decamp for slightly-more-civilized Fiji, a fallen paradise where the local chiefs can be found watching rugby in the house next door. And as they contend with new parenthood in a country rife with prostitutes and government coups, their son begins to take quite naturally to island living—in complete contrast to his dad.
This is a story about one man's ability to rise above the struggles of a modern day opiate addict with the help of an enchanting old soul who had mysteriously entered the author's life one random morning. This individual would go on to show the author a path to actual success, at a time when all hope was lost. Based on a fascinating true story, the book gives an introspective look into the life of an addict who did not respond to conventional treatments, and beat the odds by making use of an ancient knowledge all but lost on today's society. This book serves as an effective addition to any program of recovery. The information is laid out in a fashion unlike any other, and shows the reader a new direction for hope. A must read for anyone interested in recovery, therapy, buprenorphine treatment, substance abuse treatment, new age, alchemy, and more. Also an important source of information for family members of addicts, as well as those facing prison terms, and those with loved one's facing prison. This is also an important textbook for those in the field of recovery, who want to know the inner workings of the addict/inmate/ex-con mind. The author puts you in the passenger seat and takes you on a ride to hell and back.
From its first issue in April, 1970, the National Lampoon blazed like a comet, defining comedy as we know it today. To create Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, former Lampoon illustrator Rick Meyerowitz selected the funniest material from the magazine and sought out the survivors of its first electrifying decade to gather their most revealing and outrageous stories. The result is a mind-boggling tour through the early days of an institution whose alumni left their fingerprints all over popular culture: Animal House, Caddyshack, Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, SCTV, Spinal Tap, In Living Color, Ren & Stimpy, The Simpsons—even Sesame Street counts a few Lampooners among its ranks. Long before there was The Onion and Comedy Central news shows, there was the National Lampoon, setting the bar in comedy impossibly high! A very similar title, differing only in the subtitle, was used for the 2015 documentary film, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon, for which Rick Meyerowitz designed the poster, as he also did for the 1978 film National Lampoon's Animal House.Praise for the documentary Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (2015):This film looks longingly back at the 1970s when a smart, tasteless joke could make you laugh out loud without worrying about hurting someone’s feelings or being attacked on social media. —The New York TimesIt all looks like more fun than you or I will ever have in our lives, and Chevy Chase and Ivan Reitman are on hand to tell some of the stories. —Hollywood Reporter
P.D. Newman's bold and daring theory provides a radical interpretation of Masonic symbolism. In the tradition of Wasson, Hofmann and Ruck, in "The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries" (1978), and Heinrich's "Strange Fruit: Alchemy, Religion, and Magical Foods" (1995), Newman suggests that practical psychoactive pharmacology, rather than philosophy, lies concealed in the root of some of our allegories and mysteries. Admitting to being more than a mere theoretician, Newman draws from his own personal experiences, and a wide range of sources, in presenting his theory in a logical manner, which merits consideration. - Arturo De Hoyos, 33* Grand Archivist and Grand Historian Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction
Color Me Stoned is an adult coloring book like no other. Fun and informative, it's an A to Z of different strains of cannabis, ranging from the classic Acapulco Gold to the slammin' body high of Zombie OG. Whether you're a lifelong connoisseur, a returnee to marijuana after a long hiatus or brand new to the herb, you'll enjoy coloring this hand drawn, stony-inspired book.
14 Mind-Altering Substances You Can Obtain and Use Without Breaking The Law"A Euphoric, Crazy Trip."--Amanita muscaria mushroom userEveryone can get high...biologically speaking, that is. And it's just plain human nature to want to try it. Although the government stands in the way of this basic right, there are ways around the restrictions. On the road to altered consciousness, there's a perfectly legal route. With each of the fourteen psychoactive substances detailed in this book, you can get high, pass a urine drug test, and never once break the law."Totally Clear, Intense Hallucinations For Hours."--Ayahuasca userLegally Stoned provides a clear, practical guide for obtaining and using fourteen of the easiest to acquire, legal mind-altering agents. It also includes a description and history of each item, its chemistry and physiological reactions, accounts of its pleasures and perils, and any risks associated with it. Here are a few legal substances and their reported impact: • Amanita muscaria mushroom use leads to feelings of euphoria and auditory hallucinations • Anadenanthera peregrina/colubrina seeds have been known to cause intense visions of psychedelic light and color • Ayahuasca, which originated in South America, often produces visual hallucinations that include the jungle, exotic animals, even ancient native artwork!"Like Watching A Laser Light Show. . .Next Time I'll Take More."--Colubrina seed user"Fascinating . . . You are not merely holding a book; you are holding a key to the doors of perception. Legally Stoned is far more than an excellent, meticulously-researched sourcebook; it is a highly-readable treasure trove of experiments and experiences." --Kinky Friedman, musician, novelist, and politician"Legally Stoned is a well researched sourcebook for anyone interested in psychoactive substances that are currently legal in the United States. Legally Stoned cites scientific research and personal accounts to provide accurate descriptions of each substance's history, physiological effects, and the risks of use. Legally Stoned also challenges the rationality of the drug laws by describing the methods people often use to obtain and prepare each substance." --Krystle Cole, www.NeuroSoup.com, author of Lysergic and After the Trip"I refuse to plunge into paranoid speculation why many of the magical and sacred foods of the gods are made illegal and their communicants vilified. Instead, I bless and give thanks for books such as this, and intelligent and courageous souls such as Dr. Thies for their efforts to keep the doors of perception in full view for all of us to see." --Lon Milo DuQuette, author of My Life with the Spirits and Enochian Vision Magick"Todd Thies is the new millennium's Timothy Leary. His book covers the unexplored, mind-blowing universe outside of the DEA's crosshairs with insight and clarity. Legally Stoned is a fascinating read, a guided journey down the rabbit hole."--M. Chris Fabricant, author of Busted! Drug War Survival SkillsSo while wondering what the effects might be for you, just know that you have the option to obtain and use any of these, and many other, means of seeking a new level of awareness. It's completely legal; it's human nature; it's your right. What are you waiting for?With 16 pages of photosA Featured Alternate of the Quality Paperback Book Club
The past always has a way of showing up. To her mother, Mecca was a reminder of the love she lost. So, she chose not to love her and half the time she didn't even like her. Mecca grew up; looking to fill the void left by shame and abandonment. She thought that her faith would be her saving grace but church hurt destroyed her life. Tomé walks us through the hurt and pain of a young girl in her debut novella, Shunned and Stoned: Slighted by the People. Find out if Mecca ever finds her way.
Las Vegas! All expenses paid! Normally, a trip like that would be a dream come true for a widowed, mother of three, who just happens to be grim reaper. Here’s the thing though, situations rarely work out as I imagine they should. And usually not in my favor.This time isn’t any different. Instead of the endless free drinks and gambling I’d been hoping for, I get the opposite—demons, water zombies, and a bimbo ghost roommate, who gives new meaning to the phrase dead drunk.But it’s not all bad. I’m making new friends, learning spectacular reaper skills, and saving souls. I just hope I don’t lose mine before I can get the Underworld all sorted out.
Imagine being ill and in extreme pain, as many of your friends or relatives insist that you try medical marijuana. Naturally, at that point you might wonder: "Is this quackery, or perhaps even worse just a lame excuse to get stoned? Can this drug truly help me?" Well, finally for the first time here, internationally acclaimed physician James W. Forsythe cracks the issue wide open. For many years, this world-famous integrative medical oncologist has had streams of patients urge him to publicly reveal the truth about medical marijuana and hemp oil. In "Stoned ~ The Truth About Medical Marijuana and Hemp Oil," you will learn of: the possible dangers of using cannabis; the specific medical conditions that this controversial drug might effectively treat; whether claims that hemp oil has an astronomical cure rate are correct; the best ways to take marijuana for your specific ailment; specifics on dozens of marijuana strains and how each effects your body; and much more. "People deserve the truth here from a seasoned doctor who has already earned worldwide respect ~ not just a local physician trying to gain notoriety from this controversial issue," Doctor Forsythe says. "The risks are far too great for you to fail to get the unique, timely and useful information that I provide."
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An unwilling captive. A dangerous game. Will he help her escape?Botanist Karen Williams is collecting samples for the U.S. Forest Service when she stumbles upon a murder in the woods. Kidnapped by an outlaw biker gang, she is forced to micropropagate marijuana for them. A man named Stoner is assigned to babysit her and when an undeniable attraction flares between Karen and Stoner, she decides to seduce him in an attempt to escape. But Stoner has his own agenda and he’s not about to let her derail his plans. As Karen enters a criminal's world of illegal fighting, human trafficking, marijuana production, and murder, she soon discovers Stoner isn't what he seems. But who is this mysterious man who can be cold and intimidating one moment and then set her blood on fire with desire the next?NOTE: All books in this series are loosely connected stand-alones. Each book is a full-length novel with a conclusion (no cliffhangers at the end). Due to some adult language and situations, the books in this series are recommended for readers ages 18 and up.Books in this series: STOLEN - book 1ABDUCTED - book 2DECEIVED - book 3STONED - book 4 SCARRED - book 5