EDITION of undercover-collective "Paul Smith", probably Melbourne/Australia - general purpose: mental hygiene in "esoteric matters", special purpose: esoterism around "Rennes-le-Chateau and Berenger Sauniere" - covering ca. 21.000 titles in 2017
Discover How to Change Your Life in a Year Straight-talking, honest and with touches of humour, Shelley Wilson shares her journey as she sets out to prove that being a 40-something, single mum with back fat and grey hairs isn't the end of life as we know it. From fighting flab to writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, Shelley covers a wide variety of themes as she tackles twelve challenges in twelve months. Packed with affirmations, tips, steps and links, HOW I CHANGED MY LIFE IN A YEAR will keep you motivated for the year to come and beyond.
From the bestselling author of The Power Deck, Lynn V. Andrews returns with an advanced, gorgeously rendered deck of oracle cards for the modern world. Lynn V. Andrews has been helping her students heal, build self-confidence, and claim their power for over a quarter of a century. After years of pleas from her fans, Lynn has finally created a new deck: Sacred Vision Oracle Cards. This deck will take you on the next step toward finding balance in life. Each card includes an image of a painting by noted Native American artist Robert Taylor that embodies the prayer written on the opposite side that will awaken a vision or wisdom within you to help you achieve your own truth and harmony with life.
Based on a method of divination comparable to the tarot and the I Ching, this book and card set uses the ancient power of stones to provide guidance and healing. Renowned Native American author Manny Twofeathers explains the history of the method, and provides readers with clear instructions for conducting their own readings. 19 photos & illustrations, 12 color cards.
Divination expert and researcher of myths Laura Tuan relies on Native American traditions and lore for the structure of this oracle. Her knowledge coupled with Rotundo's art presents the energies, gods, and spirits evoked by Native American shamans. These precisely and delicately illustrated cards can enhance your spiritual journey toward wisdom and self-empowerment. Tuan and Rotundo create windows from our mundane world to one of spirits, magic, and harmony with nature.
"Misconceptions continue to shape public perceptions of American Indians. Deeply ingrained cultural fictions, what Jentz (history, North Hennepin Community College) refers to as myths, have had a lasting hold on popular understanding of Native Americans. In this readable and engaging overview, Jentz provides an important corrective, one that not only catalogs key stories and stereotypes but also lays a foundation for challenging them. As the title indicates, Jentz seeks to demystify seven fundamental ideas about American Indians through critical histories. Following a helpful introductory discussion, he devotes a chapter to each myth. Specifically, he unpacks (1) the noble savage, (2) the ignoble savage, (3) wilderness and wildness, (4) the vanishing native, (5) the authentic Indian, (6) the ecological Indian, and (7) the mystical native. Throughout, Jentz employs clear language and tangible examples to clarify each myth and its significance. [T]his work will greatly benefit nonspecialists, including high school teachers and students. The volume will be useful as either a textbook in introductory courses in Native American studies or as secondary reading. Summing Up: Highly recommended." —C. R. King, Washington State University, in Choice
Often dismissed as "not serious," the notion of play has nevertheless been at the centre of classical theories of religion and ritual (Huizinga, Caillois, Turner, Staal, etc.). What can be retained of those theories for the contemporary study of religions? Can a study of "play" or "game" bring new perspectives for the study of religions? The book deals with the history of games and their relation to religions, the links between divination and games, the relations between sport and ritual, the pedagogical functions of games in religious education, and the interaction between games, media and religions. Richly illustrated, the book contributes to the study of religions, to ritual, game and media studies, and addresses an academic as well as a general public. Philippe Bornet, Dr. Phil., born in 1977, is Lecturer in the Study of Religion at the Faculty of Lettres of the University of Lausanne, with focus on the history of interrelations between India and Europe. Maya Burger is Professor of Indian Studies and History of Religions at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lausanne, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations.
When buffalo roamed the earth and the nomadic Plains Indians followed, it was by the light of Polaris, the North Star, the Star that Never Walks Around, that the tribes were always able to find their way. Stella Bennett has transformed the tarot into an oracle based on Native American lore. The traditional suits of Wands (fire), Cups (water), Swords (air), and Pentacles (earth) here become Thunderbirds (creatures of the fire from the sky), Frogs (water creatures), Butterflies (creatures of the air), and Turtles (the Native American symbol of Mother Earth). On the Court cards are images of warriors and medicine women. On the major arcana we see swans representing one's acceptance of transformation, and coyote as the cosmic trickster. Bennett's guidebook shows readers how to use their own intuitions to interpret card imagery and to read cards for themselves and others.
This lushly illustrated pack of 25 cards and explanatory book present the more rarely discussed traditional Celtic shamanic practice. Along with intriguing background material on the lore and attributes of each animal archetype, learn how to locate a personal familiar, or power animal, and interpret the spread from practical, mental, and spiritual perspectives.