Each card features a well-known work of art paired with an insightful quotation. The cards in this unique deck may be used for traditional tarot readings or individually for daily inspiration. Select a card, slide it into the built-in, pop-up frame, then let the images and words work together to encourage contemplation. The 32-page illustrated booklet provides standard tarot meanings and a special Creativity Spread. For over 25 years, Charlene Livingstone taught Art and English to gifted students in Toronto. She is still very involved with the arts and writing, and currently works as a Gallery Guide at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The Art of Life Tarot brings together Charlene's literary interests and her background in visual arts.
Tarot Deck & Book. Built on the premise that we have the answers we need within ourselves, this classical tarot card deck combines Old World atmosphere with surprisingly modern faces. Demonstrating the evocative and universal qualities of human expression, this is the first set of divination cards to consist entirely of portraits -- most looking directly at the viewer to form a connection between the reader and the card. Each visage conveys an easy understanding of the cards unique meaning, allowing the deck to be used straight from the box without any special knowledge. Complete with a straightforward and informational booklet, the rich, dark colours and sumptuous costumes brings an antique look to this set based on the popular Rider-Waite-Smith card style.
Further Exercises and Mystical Teachings from the Fairy-Tale Tarot
Author: Isha Lerner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Companion volume to the bestselling Inner Child Cards, offering in-depth interpretations and advanced exercises using this tarot system. • Shows how fairy tales bridge the gap between the conscious and unconscious minds. • Demonstrates how fairy tales can give us hope and courage to live our everyday lives to the fullest. Full of esoteric healing methods, Inner Child Cards Workbook shows us how make life choices by gleaning wisdom from our favorite fairy tales. Lerner examines the deeper mystical symbolism behind each of the fairy tales--relating Beauty and the Beast to unconditional love, Jack and the Beanstalk to initiation and growth, and The Emperor's New Clothes to today's political crises. These stories offer "a food that nourishes both the spiritual and mundane components of life." Specific visualizations and affirmations correspond to each of the major arcana cards, and new layouts and divination methods for use with her Inner Child Cards deck will allow those who are familiar with it to build on previous knowledge. This beautiful guidebook offers a personal, therapeutic journey through fairy-tale symbolism that is a perfect accompaniment to the Inner Child Cards.
At last there is a tarot deck devoted specifically to the questions we most ask - those that relate to affairs of the heart. Jane Lyle has devised ways to lay out these beautiful cards that will give guidance on all aspects of love, sex and relationships. Now you can find understanding and insight for all your most urgent longings and desires, and identify potential blocks to your romantic happiness and fulfilment. Includes 78 cards.
PaGaian Cosmology brings together a religious practice of seasonal ritual based in a contemporary scientific sense of the cosmos and female imagery for the Sacred. The author situates this original synthesis in her context of being female and white European transplanted to the Southern Hemisphere. Her sense of alienation from her place, which is personal, cultural and cosmic, fires a cosmology that re-stories Goddess metaphor of Virgin-Mother-Crone as a pattern of Creativity, which unfolds the cosmos, manifests in Earth's life, and may be known intimately. PaGaian Cosmology is an ecospirituality grounded in indigenous Western religious celebration of the Earth-Sun annual cycle. By linking to story of the unfolding universe this practice can be deepened, and a sense of the Triple Goddess-central to the cycle and known in ancient cultures-developed as a dynamic innate to all being. The ritual scripts and the process of ritual events presented here, may be a journey into self-knowledge through personal, communal and ecological story: the self to be known is one that is integral with place. PaGaian Cosmology may be used as a resource for individuals or groups seeking new forms of devotional expression and an Earth-based pathway to wisdom within.
In this far-ranging and heartening collection, Derrick Jensen gathers conversations with environmentalists, theologians, Native Americans, psychologists, and feminists, engaging some of our best minds in an exploration of more peaceful ways to live on Earth. Included here is Dave Foreman on biodiversity, Matthew Fox on Christianity and nature, Jerry Mander on technology, and Terry Tempest Williams on an erotic connection to the land. With intelligence and compassion, Listening to the Land moves from a look at the condition of the environment and the health of our spirit to a beautiful evocation of eros and a life based on love.
Author: Doreen Virtue,Radleigh Valentine,Steve A. Roberts
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Tarot has long been revered for giving detailed and accurate forecasts. Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine have created the first deck of tarot cards that is 100 percent gentle, safe, and trustworthy! All of the words in this deck, as well as the artwork by Steve A. Roberts, are positive and beautiful, while still retaining the magical effectiveness of traditional tarot. The accompanying guidebook explains the general meaning of each card and walks you through the steps of giving an accurate reading for yourself and others. Rich with symbolism and imagery—including angels, archangels, unicorns, fairies, and mermaids—the Angel Tarot Cards will provide you with inspiring guidance on your life journey!
In Victorian England, and in other cultures, flowers were used to convey specific meanings and messages, especially in the coy rituals of courtship. Botanical Inspirations Deck & Book Set brings together the Secret Language of Flowers with the treasured artwork of Pierre-Joseph Redout. Each Botanical Inspirations card features a thoughtful quotation that alludes to the symbolism of the flower. The accompanying guidebook presents inspirational affirmations and narrative vignettes culled from history, mythology, lore and legend. From the demure violet to the noble magnolia, all flowers have stories to tell and lessons to share.This charming gift set includes:44 cards with quotations and flower meanings100-page illustrated guidebook with messages of insight and inspirationFold-out guide to the Secret Language of FlowersDrawstring organza pouch
Seppo Ed Farrey,Myochi Nancy O'Hara,Dai Bosatsu Zendo (Monastery)
Vegetarian Recipes from an American Zen Buddhist Monastery
Author: Seppo Ed Farrey,Myochi Nancy O'Hara,Dai Bosatsu Zendo (Monastery)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Introduces an innovative and eclectic assortment of vegetarian recipes from the Zen Buddhist monastery at Dai Bosatsu Zendo, including such dishes as Banana Pecan Waffles, Sweet Potato Walnut Burritos, Coconut Corn Bread, and others, combined with Zen sayings, traditional calligraphy, and tales of monastic life. Original.
This title is now available under ISBN 9780702052149. CTG Made Easy 4th edition continues the successful format of previous editions, offering a practical guide to all health professionals involved in monitoring the fetal heart rate during labour, and specifically in the interpretation of CTG traces. The workbook approach remains, with many new and updated case histories and CTGs, all using current terminology and a recommended proforma for interpretation. The book will aid health professionals to acquire competence and confidence in all aspects of fetal heart rate monitoring during labour, improving the care offered to women and babies. In-depth debate on choice of intermittent or continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring enables correct identification of the appropriate method Updated references and recommendations from latest national guidelines ensure readers have access to current research-based evidence and expert opinion Clear explanation of the physiology of baseline and periodic abnormalities provides vital information for interpretation and assessment of fetal compromise CTG features are described following up-to-date recommendations from NICE Charts describe the classification of CTGs and illustrations describe variable decelerations to aid understanding Discussion of current adjuncts to electronic fetal heart rate monitoring give the reader insight into current developments and possible future practice RCOG and NICE proforma and classifications aid consistency in interpretation and use of terminology Recent cases of litigation are used to demonstrate the difficulties encountered with monitoring techniques and interpretation of the data, giving the reader an insight into cases that proceed to litigation New to this edition Evidence relating to fetal monitoring in labour updated to current national guidance Expanded section debating the issues surrounding intermittent auscultation versus continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring Expanded section on the physiological control of the fetal heart rate, fetal blood sampling and acid base balance. Risk management updated, including risks and benefits of current methods of fetal heart rate monitoring, future developments, and legal issues References comprehensively reviewed, including NICE and RCOG clinical guidelines New online resources 20 additional CTGs and case histories are available online
78 Erotic and Spiritual Tarot Cards With Divinatory Instructions/78 Naipes Del Tarot Eroticos Y Espirituales Con Instrucciones Adivinatorias
Author: Mallnaga Vatsayayana
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
According to legend, the Kamasutra was created by the Indian god Shiva who, overwhelmed by the joys of sexual experience, wrote a servant a treatise on erotic art. Inspired by the original Kamasutra, this deck is meant to aid seekers in their own quest for enlightenment through the senses. Publisher Review: I feel I have to start this review by stating that this deck is filled with very explicit illustrations of couples involved in sexual relations. If that alone is a "deal breaker," you have no reason to continue with this review. Next, I'd like to look at the source text for this deck, the Kama Sutra. Many people talk of this book as having great spiritual value. They approach it as a key Tantric (a small part of Tantra involves spiritualized sexuality) text. Neither concept it true. It is far closer to what might be called a rule book for marriage. It is composed of seven sections, of which sections 3–6 are about how to get a wife, how a chief wife should act, how other wives should act and advice on how to become a courtesan. Section seven is about how to attract a partner and includes the closest thing to instructions on sexual magick found in the entire book. Section one, the introduction, introduces various Vedic spiritual concepts and may simply be slapped onto the book in order to give it some legitimacy. Indeed, at least one historian claims the entire book was a collection of other texts. The remaining section is the part of the book that is most famous. It includes numerous legalistic and dogmatic concepts on how to have sexual relations, some of which require a great deal of physical strength and agility. It also describes 64 types of sexual acts. I vividly remember getting a copy of this book when I was about 14 years old on a vacation in Palm Springs. I eagerly tried reading it and no matter how much I skipped, I couldn't help but find it stultifying, dated, and silly. That brings us to an overview of the art in this deck. As described in the deck attributes below, the Art School Vijai & Ram of Rajastan have done an absolutely magnificent job of producing sexually explicit modern art in the style and character of of 17th and 18th century Indian art (heavily influenced by Mughal-style art) often found in published editions of the Kama Sutra. You'll instantly recognize the style. . . read more.
Orphaned as an infant, Filamena Ziani grows up as the protected, much younger sister of Tullia Ziani, the most famous courtesan in sixteenth-century Venice, until a mysterious stranger offers her a gift (a single ripe plum) and an invitation to walk along the lover's path that will transform her life forever.
Modern economies reward activities that extract value rather than create it. This must change to ensure a capitalism that works for us all. Longlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award A scathing indictment of our current global financial system, The Value of Everything rigorously scrutinizes the way in which economic value has been accounted and reveals how economic theory has failed to clearly delineate the difference between value creation and value extraction. Mariana Mazzucato argues that the increasingly blurry distinction between the two categories has allowed certain actors in the economy to portray themselves as value creators, while in reality they are just moving around existing value or, even worse, destroying it. The book uses case studies-from Silicon Valley to the financial sector to big pharma-to show how the foggy notions of value create confusion between rents and profits, reward extractors and creators, and distort the measurements of growth and GDP. In the process, innovation suffers and inequality rises. The lesson here is urgent and sobering: to rescue our economy from the next inevitable crisis and to foster long-term economic growth, we will need to rethink capitalism, rethink the role of public policy and the importance of the public sector, and redefine how we measure value in our society.
smart habits & simple practices to allow you to flourish
Author: Suzy Reading
'I love this book!' - Mandy Lehto, Psychologies Magazine What if it were possible to help ourselves thrive, rather than simply survive? The Self-Care Revolution is designed to help and restore your day-to-day energy reserves so that, rather than running on empty, you will have the strength and spirit to excel with whatever life brings. Discover the Vitality Wheel - a complete body and mind Self-Care Toolkit that will boost your health, happiness and resourcefulness. 'An inspiring, intelligent, warm and friendly toolkit. One of those books that you'll remember forever.' - Nicola Elliott, founder of Neom Organics 'An essential bible of how to live your best life. I can't wait to begin using my Vitality Wheel.' - Anya Hayes 'With intimate knowledge of the ways in which we might be struggling, Suzy guides you to a place of innate self-care and kindness without ever overwhelming or over-promising. Inspired.' - Eminé Rushton, Psychologies Magazine Wellness Director
Fascinating, terrifying, and unexplained...these paranormal phenomena will leave you mystifiedIt is no wonder that we are all drawn to the world of the paranormal. The need to research and delve deeper into the unexplained is a tendency which unites and joins humanity as a culture. This has always been the case, from the earliest ghost stories to tales of dragons and sea monsters. Since the turn of the Twentieth Century, modern technology and science have pushed back the boundaries of explanation and shed new light on old secrets. Nevertheless, this does not mean that everything in our world is easily explained. Instead, the new abundance of information simply pushes the barriers of the unknown even further back. While we might be able to explain one instance of paranormal phenomena, two more spring up in its place. Like the heads of the Hydra, every new discovery and explanation simply prompts a fresh wave of paranormal phenomena opening up new fascinations and new mysteries.Inside learn the details about these fascinating unexplained phenomena:* The mothman;* The dopplegägers;* The Taos hum;* The chupacabra;* The Miracle of the Sun;* Time slips* Human combustion;* Alien encounters.Curious? Scroll back up and order your copy today!
Are you tired of living in the past or CONSTANTLY worrying about the future? This was Jonathan Kis-Lev's realization about his own life: "I was constantly making to-do lists in my mind, forgetting to enjoy this very moment. At work, I would think about my family. At home, I would think of work. This was far from ideal, and I began searching ancient writings to find out what they say about happiness and inner peace." What Kis-Lev, a 31 year old artist from Israel, found is rather simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness. And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh, Kis-Lev's clear writing, supportive voice, and enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who's ever wondered how exactly one can achieve happiness. In the first chapters, Kis-Lev introduces readers to happiness and its enemy, our mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and pleasure and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the joy and happiness we can find around us all the time. Drawing on biblical writings, most notably the Book of Psalms, as well as great teachers throughout history such as Aristotle and Hecato, Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and more, Jonathan presents a simple yet powerful tool to achieve a state of happiness. In what he calls the "Find Pleasure" game, readers can find the answer they have long been waiting for, to living in the moment. "Jonathan Kis-Lev's message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness. And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh, Kis-Lev's clear writing, supportive voice, and enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone who's ever wondered how exactly one can achieve happiness." -Jo Levi, The Reviewer "Kis-Lev is a world-class teacher, able to explain complicated concepts in concrete language. Within a chapter of reading this book, readers are already holding the world in a different container--more conscious of how thoughts and emotions get in the way of their ability to live in genuine happiness and delight." -Tova Hansel, author and speaker "Kis-Lev packs a lot of information and inspirational ideas into Every Other Moment." Thankfully, the chapters are short, allowing the readers to close the book and mull over what they just read. As a result, this book reads like the highly acclaimed A Course in Miracles, just much simpler." -Amy Levine, coach and speaker "Every Other Moment" is one of the best books about happiness to come along in years. Every sentence rings with truth and power. The power lies in the honesty and authenticity of the author, telling of his own struggles with finding happiness. Brilliant!" -Miriam Cohen, "This Week" "Fascinating. . . Something about this reading just seems profoundly important, whether one agrees with the material or not, and listeners' attention is sure to be captured within seconds of reading Kis-Lev's take on the universe in which we live." -Ellie Goldman, CEO, The Goldman Group "This book is a wake-up call for all of us, who are way too stuck in our heads and forget to live life as a child does. It helps us to distance ourselves from our egos . . . and to open ourselves to a higher self. . . . It helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be, and to put ourselves in the now." -Yolanda Rhymes, The Insider "In Every Other Moment Jonathan Kis-Lev exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from the great masters who lived throughout history. Drawing on the teachers such as Aristotle and Hecato, Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and the Book of Psalms, Jonathan presents a simple yet powerful tool to achieve a state of happiness." -Joanne Lichtenshtein, President, "Artists for Peace"
The new edition of this highly acclaimed step-by-step guide continues to offer readers with the relevant physiology, evidence-base and rationale for the key midwifery skills. Authored by experienced practitioners and educationalists, Skills for Midwifery Practice 4e will be ideal for all midwifery students, both from within the UK and worldwide. Presents over 150 essential midwifery procedures in an easy-to-read, quick reference format ‘Learning Objectives’ and ‘end-of-chapter’ self-assessment exercises allow readers to monitor their progress Refers to the latest evidence and research, including current national and international guidelines Explains the underlying physiology associated with pregnancy and childbirth Over 150 artworks help explain physiological processes and clinical procedures ‘Roles and Responsibilities’ boxes define the nature and extent of current practice Ideal for use as a basis for teaching and assessment New format - now with colour - makes learning even easier! Explores the use and significance of the Modified Early Obstetric Warning Scoring Chart Discusses advances in equipment usage including the application of sequential compression devices, temporal artery thermometers, and pulse oximetry in the early detection of critical congenital heart disease Contains advances in microbiology and infection control including the application and removal of gloves and the use of ANTT for each relevant procedure Physiology updates include an expanded section on normal and abnormal breathing patterns, the structure of the stratum corneum at birth and the factors that affect its barrier function, and neonatal reflexes present at birth Updated information regarding the use of the automated external defibrillator during maternal resuscitation, and the use of blended air and oxygen and pulse oximetry during neonatal resuscitation Care of the traumatised perineum - including expanded discussion of modern suture materials Recognition and management of complications associated with infusion therapy and epidural analgesia
Barbara Walker Tarot reflects a unique feminist perspective of tarot with religious and pagan symbols from around the world. The Court Cards depict mythological gods and goddesses. The dominant colors of the deck and the card back design are red, black and white because they are "recognized everywhere as the colors of the original feminine Trinity (Triangle) representing her three phases of Virgin, Mother and Crone." Includes 78 pocket-sized cards with keywords in English, and a 48-page booklet.
I'm a pawn, a piece of chattel, a toy--used and forgotten. When you're done with me, you can walk away with no regrets. That's how my husband sees me. I try to be the best wife possible for him. After all, he took me on when no one else would. Now--he's in debt and owes more money to the loan shark than we can possibly repay. But, don't worry, he's come up with a solution, it's just not one I was expecting. ...I've been TRADED.
This book features the photo art of the Sensual Goddess Tarot deck created by Frederick and Oleanna Potter. It is primarily designed to be an art book for collectors of fantasy and sensual photo art. However, included in this book are also descriptions of each card and their meanings as well as a section on how to read the cards with a special description of the "Venus Spread" which was designed specifically for this deck. And so one could also consider this book to be a companion piece for those who already own the Sensual Goddess Tarot Deck. As this is an art book, if you are looking for a book to teach you how to read Tarot cards or other information on the Tarot, then it would be recommended that you acquire one or more of the many fine works that are currently available by qualified authors. The artwork in this book is the product of almost three years of painstaking production and involved the construction of props and costumes, photorealistic 3D environments, thousands of model photography frames taken and extensive post production work. This deck is a beautiful addition to the Tarot genre and there is no other deck like this in the world. Frederick Potter is a world renown photo artist who has had his work appear in numerous publications, web sites, art galleries and television specials. He is considered by many to be one of the world's foremost experts on photo image manipulation. He has authored the seminal book "RAW SKIN - Studio Edition" which describes many of the techniques used to create the images you see in this book and has taught at Mount Royal College as well as the Alberta College of Art in Calgary. He currently owns and operates the glamour photo studio "Editions by Frederick" in Calgary. Oleanna Potter is Frederick's wife, muse and the subject of most of the images created for this Tarot deck. Her spiritual experiences, background and history that led her to meet and marry Frederick were significant factors in the decision to create this Tarot deck. The story of this journey is outlined in the introduction to this book. In all aspects of the concept, Oleanna is the perfect choice to portray the archetype of the Sensual Goddess. This book will undoubtably become a collectors piece, as will the cards themselves. Some may choose too simply purchase the actual deck, however for those who want a greater appreciation of the art itself, this book provides large color reproductions of each card and will be a valuable addition to the collection of any serious aficionado of sensual fine art. The Tarot finds its roots in mediaeval, celtic, pagan and other ancient traditions that celebrate the goddess archetype. Like the many famous paintings, sculptures and drawings from the past great masters who depicted the many forms of goddesses, these illustrations also contain artistic nudity and is intended for adults.