The Legend of the Blue Lotus

On Compassion and Sacrifice emanating from an Absolutely Subjective Matrix of the Uni-verse, as divined by Lord Buddha.

Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Publisher: Philaletheians UK


Category: Religion

Page: 8

View: 388

Nothing provided

King Seneb-Kay's Tomb and the Necropolis of a Lost Dynasty at Abydos

Author: Josef Wegner

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press


Category: History

Page: 408

View: 744

This volume is the publication and analysis of the tomb of pharaoh Seneb-Kay (ca. 1650-1600 BCE), and a cemetery of associated tombs at Abydos, all attributable to a group of kings of Egypt's Second Intermediate Period. The tomb of Seneb-Kay has provided the first known king's tomb of pharaonic Egypt that included decorated imagery in the burial chamber. That evidence, presented in full-color and discussed in detail in the volume, allows us to identify this previously unknown ruler along with a group of seven similar tombs that can be attributed to an Upper Egyptian Dynasty that survived for approximately half a century during a period of pronounced territorial fragmentation in the Nile Valley. The book examines the architecture and artifacts associated with these tombs as well as presents an osteological analysis of the bodies of Seneb-Kay and the other anonymous individuals buried at South Abydos. Seneb-Kay's skeletonized mummy was recovered inside his tomb and provides a rare opportunity to examine the body of a king of this era. He is the earliest substantially preserved body of an Egyptian king to survive in the archaeological record, and the first known Egyptian pharaoh whose skeletal remains show that he died in battle. The analysis of his death in a military encounter, along with insights from the other skeletal remains indicates a line of kings whose rise to power was associated with their social background as members of the military elite. The book examines the wider implications of these bodies in terms of the pronounced militarization of society in the Second Intermediate Period. Seneb-Kay's tomb has also provided extensive evidence, through its use of reused blocks bearing decoration, of earlier elite and royal monuments at Abydos. The combination of evidence provides a new archaeological and historical window into the political situation that defined Egypt's Second Intermediate Period.

Rishi's Wish

Omnibus Books 1-3

Author: C.M. Martens

Publisher: C. M. Martens


Category: Fiction

Page: 894

View: 781

Parts I-IX (books 1-3) of the Rishi's Wish Series in one edition. Catch up on Desiree's adventure before the next arrives! KILLING GAME If you love the idea of Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan in a world similar to Neil Gaiman's American Gods, this is an adventure for you. Dee doesn’t remember much before she crawled to her best friend, Mike’s doorstep, battered and bloody. She doesn’t remember what happened that made her supernaturally fast and strong. She just knows digging into those memories is too painful. Her friends are gone—probably dead—and she doesn’t want to think that she had anything to do with it. But the thing that did this isn’t willing to let her go. An attack on her life means she can’t keep hiding. A mysterious stranger who knows just enough means she has to trust someone. But will she trust enough, fast enough? Hamal breaks his own rules by coming to Dee’s aid. His mission was to watch, not interfere. But there’s something about her. Something he knows is worth putting himself in danger for. With more and more entering the Killing Game, she won’t be ready without him. Thrown into a world with immortal foes—some friends, some enemies—Dee must decide to play their game and find answers or choose a life of running. Little does she know, one holds the answers to her past—a Rishi whose wish started it all. We Are Forever Dee’s power sets her apart from the Soldiers she trains with. Both her similarities and differences have confused the lines of who she is, so even the Rishis remain unsure what to make of her. When she’s claimed as family, a new twist in her adventure comes to light. Excited to finally have answers, Dee struggles to adapt to this new information. But then Zibanitu, Hamal's silent patron, decides it’s his role to sort things out. Dee finds herself traveling to yet another location, this time visiting under lock-and-key. Is she a guest, or a prisoner? Friends and foes are difficult to identify. If she can hold out just a little bit longer, Dee’s determined she can wrest back control of her life. Will feelings of family overwrite her need for vengeance, or will she find death is her only option against those who are forever? Wish's Curse A year. Well, ten months. Ten months and Dee is no closer to finding her way than when she started. She can't help but wonder if the possibility exists for her to separate her life from the fantastical. At every turn four new obstacles rear. Worse, Zibanitu's plans may erase all her progress. It's a double-edged sword to hope the other Rishis still want to play. Their curiosity might be all there is to override their leader's claim. When friends turn foe, and enemies abound, Dee's mental health takes a plummet. Maybe it's time to throw in the towel and accept her role as pawn. Dee continues their game of push and pull. Games will change. Stakes will mount. An uncovered past reveals secrets none could have guessed, and could just be the thing that destroys Dee for good.

Turbulence in the Flight Simulator

Author: Prithvi

Publisher: Notion Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 795

As a teenager, Rahul always dreamt of becoming a pilot. However, his humble financial background prevented him from achieving his dream. At forty, with financial stability, he began to enjoy his childhood dreams by flying remote controlled airplanes and playing computer simulator games, much to the annoyance of his wife, Reena. But, he is lovingly supported by his twelve year-old-daughter, Sharmi. Even though it is not her real passion, Sharmi also starts enjoying the flight simulator games. During one of the sessions, she accidentally links the flight simulator with a real jet liner that is being tested by engineers of AirKraft Industries for remote controlled drone technology. One fine day, the elements of terror, grit, leadership and virtual reality come together. Will Sharmi be able to hold on to her nerves to help a helpless Airhostess and the Indian Prime Minister?


Author: SAW - HILL

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers


Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 325

Most of the content in this book is fiction but some incidents are my personal experiences or happenings that I saw in my social circle. The idea about writing this book is to narrate a unique story for the voracious readers. This book also throws a light on the future existence of word ‘GOD’, as the people with rationale mindset disagree with the traditional belief system until they find a proper logic behind it. The Resurrection Machine invented by the protagonist and his children challenges the existence of ‘GOD’. The mess around this machine goes on with a sweet love story running parallel. This amazing love story continues even after demise of the lovers, who are now stronger than their previous lives. Although my book is intended mainly for entertainment, but at the same time it also emphasizes on the qualities like Hard Work, Honesty and values of life that should be adhered for a happy life.

Arrow of the Blue-skinned God

Retracing the Ramayana Through India

Author: Jonah Blank

Publisher: Grove Press


Category: Religion

Page: 370

View: 231

An examination of the origins of India's three-thousand-year-old epic recounts the story of the Ramayana as it leads the reader along Rama's route through the India of today, visiting the battlefield of Lanka and the birthplace of Ayodhya. Reprint.

Lucky Boy

Author: Shanthi Sekaran

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 274

A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. “Sekaran has written a page-turner that’s touching and all too real.”—People “A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love.”—Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans Eighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. Undocumented and unmoored, Soli discovers that her son, Ignacio, can become her touchstone, and motherhood her identity in a world where she’s otherwise invisible. Kavya Reddy has created a beautiful life in Berkeley, but then she can’t get pregnant and that beautiful life seems suddenly empty. When Soli is placed in immigrant detention and Ignacio comes under Kavya’s care, Kavya finally gets to be the singing, story-telling kind of mother she dreamed of being. But she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else’s child. “Nacho” to Soli, and “Iggy” to Kavya, the boy is steeped in love, but his destiny and that of his two mothers teeters between two worlds as Soli fights to get back to him. Lucky Boy is a moving and revelatory ode to the ever-changing borders of love.

J. Krishnamurti

A Biography

Author: Pupul Jayakar

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 590

A classic biography of one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our times In 1909, when he was just fourteen, Krishnamurti was proclaimed the world teacher in whom Maitreya, the Bodhisattva of compassion, would manifest. The proclamation was made by Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society, a movement that combined Western occult philosophy with Buddhist and Hindu teachings. Besant trained Krishnamurti in his role as the chosen one but twenty years later he chose to disband the order he was head of and set out alone on his endless journey— As a contemporary of Krishnamurti and one of his closest associates. Pupul Jayakar offers an insider's view of the fascinating life and thought of an extraordinary individual.


Author: Prakash Kumar Shing

Publisher: Astitva Prakashan


Category: Fiction

Page: 133

View: 244

Shirlyn keswaani, a rich girl of a new society who had a passion of reading people. She approached 3 years senior middle class student Rishav Mehta as an interesting subject & Rishav Mehta, quite a brilliant student Who has been given a false presence in life only for a pretentious feeling through a relationship that Rishi trusted more than himself. Their meeting was quite unique, because of Shihu's 'single question', in which Shihu makes Rishi feel that she is with him in every step of the way to win his trust, so that Rishi could share everything with her. With the passage of time, Shihu falls in deep love with him because of caring and mature nature of Rishi. Everything goes well, until the love emerges, after-that everything seems to end. Meanwhile Shihu has to leave India due to her illness. And this hits Rishi very hard. he is afraid that he will lose someone he cares for, again. A great poet once said "if it's not possible to give a relationship a perfect end, then it should be left giving it a beautiful turn. He decided that he would definitely meet her to Bid Adieu, he goes to meet her for the last time. Shihu leaves country giving the answer of Rishi's one question but taking the answers of many with her.