This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? —Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (one of the poems in this volume) Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award
Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike. Time suddenly became irrelevant; fractured by spirits making their presence known then dispersing into the ether. The house is a portal to the past and a passage to the future. This is a sacred story of spiritual enlightenment, told some thirty years hence. The family is now somewhat less reticent to divulge a closely-guarded experience. Their odyssey is chronicled by the eldest sibling and is an unabridged account of a supernatural excursion. Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated this haunting in a futile attempt to intervene on their behalf. They consider the Perron family saga to be one of the most compelling and significant of a famously ghost-storied career as paranormal researchers. During a seance gone horribly wrong, they unleashed an unholy hostess; the spirit called Bathsheba; a God-forsaken soul. Perceiving herself to be the mistress of the house, she did not appreciate the competition. Carolyn had long been under siege; overt threats issued in the form of fire…a mother's greatest fear. It transformed the woman in unimaginable ways. After nearly a decade the family left a once beloved home behind though it will never leave them, as each remains haunted by a memory. This tale is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit on a pathway of discovery: an eternal journey for the living and the dead.
Love Beyond All Boundaries is a series of poetry reflecting on all aspects of love. The passion and desire. The lust and burning fire. The beginning and the end. I pray that this book attracts all ages because no matter the age, we all look for love and comfort at some time. This book also focuses on love and inspiration. The downfalls and the heart of my life. It tells all the emotions people feel yet are afraid to express. It shall take your imagination into a different level. From this; you can learn to love, abstain from hate and reform your heart. Love Beyond All Boundaries shall not only captivate your mind, but it will take you on a journey beyond that--.unimaginable.
Formerly announced as Maps and Territories, this collection of essays written by landscape historian Alessandra Ponte, begins with an investigation of the American obsession with lawns and then continues to collectively map the aesthetic, scientific and technological production of past and present North American landscapes. These include the American desert as a privileged site of scientific and artistic testing; the faraway projects of electrification of the Canadian North; the transformation of the notion and perception of waste and wasteland during the twentieth century; the photographic medium and its encounters with Native Americans; as well as an introductory essay, 'The Map and the Territory', written specifically for this volume.
American Indian mystic, Joseph Rael, describes his life and ours as if it were an ongoing school in which we learn how to develop and use visionary and spiritual powers. His story is filled with magic, tragedy, mysticism and metaphor, and he ties it altogether with an ability to make sense of all the seemingly random events of life. In his own case, these go from being an isolated mixed-race child and witnessing the tragic early deaths of his two sisters, to his initiation into the tribal mysteries and his methodical path of self-education, leading to a degree at the University of Wisconsin.