The -Alchemist's Kitchen

Extraordinary Potions & Curious Notions

Author: Guy Ogilvy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802715400

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 64

View: 4683

Initiates the reader into some of the key concepts and practices of this extraordinary field of study.


Methods, Patterns, and Traditions of the Oldest Art

Author: Christina Martin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802714579

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 7779

In all early cultures, weaving represented the image of creation. In this beautiful book, Martin presents the history, folklore, and techniques of weaving through various cultures. She explains and illustrates the three basic weave structures-plain weave, twills, and satins-along with many famous weaving patterns. Traditions of dyeing, fiber preparation, and spinning are introduced along with the rich legacy of myths and legends they have engendered. Diagrams illustrate the construction of various looms, from the simple backstrap loom to the complex and revolutionary Jacquard loom. For anyone who has ever knitted, sewn, or woven, this book is a treasure.

The Mayan and Other Ancient Calendars

Author: Geoff Stray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802716342

Category: Art

Page: 57

View: 7018

A much-needed guide to the Mayan calendar systems and the essentials of calendar development throughout the world.

Simple Shelters

Tents, Tipis, Yurts, Domes and Other Ancient Homes

Author: Jonathan Horning

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 080271773X

Category: Architecture

Page: 57

View: 6870

"Examines various basic shelters from all over the world: mud-brick adobe structures, desert nomads' tents, travellers' quick fixes, timber frame buildings and modern innovations including strawbale houses and geodesic domes"--Jacket.

A Little History of Dragons

The Essential Guide to Fire-Breathing Winged Serpents

Author: Joyce Hargreaves

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9780802718020

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

View: 7804

A short exploration of the wonderful world of dragons, both malevolent and benign. Why are dragons recognized in almost all cultures on Earth? What is the mysterious geomantic gold they secretly guard? Could dragons be a folk memory of something that once hunted us? In this beautiful little book Joyce Hargreaves tells the story of these extraordinary animals through examples drawn from all over the world. Richly illustrated, and with detailed appendices of notable dragon sites around the United Kingdom, this is an essential and timeless book.

Sacred Number

The Secret Quality of Quantities

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802714560

Category: Mathematics

Page: 64

View: 1455

Beautifully illustrated with many old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, "Sacred Number" covers basic counting systems and the widespread use of 20 important numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; and how numbers affect architecture.


Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Astronomy for All

Author: Matt Tweed,Matthew Watkins,Moff Betts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802778992

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

View: 7220

Collects six short illustrated volumes covering topics in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, evolution, and astronomy.

Perspective and Other Optical Illusions

Author: Phoebe McNaughten

Publisher: Wooden Books

ISBN: 1912706008

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 943

Do things always look smaller when they are further away? Can something be clearly visible but not there at all? Is it ever possible to have a direct and true experience of reality? Are you sure? In this delightful and informative little book Phoebe McNaughton takes us on a classical journey through the history of artistic perspective, showing how the eye can be tricked and confused, the brain befuddled, and the philosopher inside all of us awakened by the nature of illusion. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Compact Cosmos

A Journey Through Space and Time

Author: Matt Tweed

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802714552

Category: Science

Page: 64

View: 3111

Exploring the macrocosm from colossal galactic superclusters to quiet backwater planets, Matt Tweed offers a primer on the cosmos for anyone fascinated by the heavens. Taking a guided tour through the universe, we ride past quasars, jets, and galaxies to land on a curious world and examine an array of ideas about space and time. Tweed traces the evolution of stars and formation of planets, describing our "light bubble" and why we can't see any farther than we do. For a concise and accessible description of extra-solar planetary systems, black holes, pulsars, nebulae, great walls, dark matter, red shifts, and much more, The Compact Cosmos is an indispensable guide. Data tables, lists of cosmological constants, and distances from Earth to other bodies in space form a useful appendix.


The Alphabet of the Gods

Author: Guy Ogilvy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627950190

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 159

View: 9345

Runes are the magical alphabet of central and northern Europe. Though they were used as a form of writing, particularly for short magical inscriptions, their primary use was divination and decision making. Meaning whisper or secret, runes are a system of symbols that can connect you with your ancestors, spirits, and the living world. Guy Ogilvy, one of the worlds best known rune specialists has created a wonderfully illustrated handbook full of detailed interpretations and advice. The fully illustrated book is accompanied by 24 specially commissioned birchwood runes from Northern Europe. Each Runes kit comes with a 160 page paperback and 25 solid birchwood runes and a fabric carrying pouch.

A Little Book of Coincidence

In the Solar System

Author: John Martineau

Publisher: Wooden Books

ISBN: 1912706075

Category: Science

Page: 64

View: 4426

Venus draws a beautiful pentagram around Earth every eight years. Jupiter's two largest moons draw a perfect four-fold flower. The Planets grandly play out the slow Music of the Spheres. Is there a secret structure hidden in the Solar System? Packed with great illustrations and serious research from many sources, this internationally bestselling little book by cosmologist John Martineau will instantly retune your cosmological circuits to the extraordinary and primary patterns behind Life, the Universe and Everything. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Runic Inscriptions in Great Britain

Author: Paul Johnson

Publisher: Wooden

ISBN: 9781904263401

Category: Inscriptions, Runic

Page: 64

View: 6543

The Pictorial Symbols of Alchemy

Author: Arthur Edward Waite

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781770831810


Page: 26

View: 9137

The Hermetic Mystery, upon the higher interpretation of which I have spoken at considerable length in the previous paper and have created an analogy between its hidden meaning and that which I should term the centre of the Religions Mystery in Christendom, is the only branch of mystic and occult literature which lent itself to the decorative sense. I suppose that there are few people comparatively who at this day have any notion of the extent to which that sense was developed in the books of the adepts. It will be understood that in speaking now upon this subject I am leaving my proper path, but though the fact does not seem to have been registered, it is so utterly curious to note how a literature which is most dark and inscrutable of all has at the same time its lighter side, a side, indeed, of pleasant inventions, of apologue, of parable, of explicit enigma, above all of poetry.


Author: Jason Martineau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904263760


Page: 60

View: 4908


The Ordering Principle

Author: David Wade

Publisher: Wooden Books

ISBN: 1912706040

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 6514

Why on earth do cars have the same symmetry as dragonflies? Is there really a beautiful swirling pattern lurking in every dripping tap? What do insect eggs have in common with planets, and why? In this exquisite book, the smallest and most concise ever produced, designer David Wade introduces the main principles of symmetry, and shows how, despite opinions over exactly what it is, symmetry can be found in almost every corner of science, nature and human culture. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Sacred Geometry

Author: Miranda Lundy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802713823

Category: Mathematics

Page: 64

View: 3956

A unique introduction to this most ancient and timeless of universal sciences.

Crop Circles

The Bones of God

Author: Michael Glickman

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781583942284

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 139

View: 6321

How does mankind deal with miracles? This question has assumed a more-than-theoretical importance in the life of Michael Glickman, who has been witnessing the miraculous on a regular basis since he investigated his first crop circle in 1990. In the years since then, an intensive study of the crop-circle phenomenon in the region of its most important appearances—the English countryside—has given Glickman extraordinary personal insight into a subject usually known only through secondhand reports and speculation. More than eight years in the writing, Crop Circles: The Bones of God is unique among books on this modern enigma in that it combines the author’s firsthand field encounters with some of the most famous crop-circle formations (such as Alton Barnes 1990 and Silbury Hill 1997, as well as more recent circles) with intricate and dazzling analyses of the structure and content of those formations. This beautifully illustrated mix of personal narrative with detailed study informs a larger discussion of the role of crop circles in the modern world and their unprecedented promise of new chapters in the history of consciousness.

"Mind Tricks"

Author: Publishing 4 U,2.99 Cent eBooks

Publisher: Publishing For U


Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 8865

Poisonous Plants in Great Britain

Author: Fred Gillam

Publisher: Wooden

ISBN: 9781904263876

Category: Poisonous plants

Page: 58

View: 8596

If you thought only mushrooms and toadstools had it in for humans, think again! These fair isles shelter a multitude of extremely vicious killers, about which every sensible rambler and picnicker should be informed.

The Alchemy Collection: the Art of Distillation by John French

Author: John French,Adam Goldsmith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781448636617

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 134

View: 8194

The Alchemy Collection: The Art of Distillation by John French & Adam Goldsmith spotlights a premiere revised & brillantly restored edition of John French's Art of Distillation including original illustrations from the 1651 manuscript. Section one contains the following: a dedication; a preface; an introduction; a description of tools, equipment, and alchemical glassware to be used in distillation; a definition list of technical terms & a number of rules to be considered in the art of distillation. Sections two, three, four, and five details methods & processes of creating a wide variety of distilled waters, spirits, oils, and acids from the three kingdoms (vegetable, animal, and mineral/metals). The sixth section describes a number of unique spagyric curiosities, experiments, and other particulars. The seventh section is entirely dedicated to experiments involving gold & silver. In this chapter John French describes to us a number of processes involving the use of silver & gold. A few are mentioned here: the aurum potabile, the tree of the philosophers, the elixir from electrum, and the stone of the philosophers. This work has been newly revised, edited, and compiled by Adam Goldsmith, and republished by VITRIOL Publishing in 2012. Here's your chance to own a great color collectors edition of the Art of Distillation by John French & Adam Goldsmith.