Both children's literature and fantasy literature have become established as genre for critical study in recent years, especially in the United States. As one of the outstanding children's authors of the nineteenth century and a pioneer of fantasy writing, MacDonald has become the focus of increased attention. As an acknowledged influence on many authors who came after him--authors such as E. Nesbit, G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, and T. S. Eliot--MacDonald is one of the rare writers whose work is a starting point for evaluating the achievements of others. New forms of critical theory--Jungian, psychoanalytic, and feminist--turning towards the exploration of sexuality and the fantastic have also found fitting subjects in MacDonald's texts. This volume studies these developments and also the growing acknowledgment that MacDonald was a Scottish writer and a Victorian. His enduring works have been his children's books At the Back of the North Wind, The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and Curdie, and the fairy tales of The Golden Key. His two adult fantasy novels, Phantasties and Lilith, are now recognized as classics of their kind.
ESCAPING SOCIO-ECONOMIC SUBJUGATION: AN EXPERIMENT IN APPLIED COMPLEXITY SCIENCE
Author: Fuad Udemans
Publisher: Author House
Category: Business & Economics
This book is an account of a ten-year experiment, whereby the scientist became an entrepreneur so as to experience his own theoretical model applied in a live social system (society). Profit motives and the clinical nature of science became muddied with norms, rules, and laws of social systems and how different people applied and responded to these rules. The insights to be gained from this journey are often surprising. The book highlights many counter-intuitive outcomes. It also reveals how certain individuals interpret society’s rules and norms despite their design to ensure fair and equitable social systems. Indeed, the manipulation of social laws and standards by those with strong fields of power is self-evident, and it is explored in a unique manner. Understanding how the field of power can be manipulated suggests that no matter how bleak one’s current position may be, it is very possible and relatively easy to escape conditions of poverty, oppression, and subjugation, vital issues that citizens in all countries face today.
** A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ** 'Fascinating . . . The history of the world through the eye of a needle . . . I recommend this book to anyone' THE SPECTATOR 'A charming, absorbing and history that takes us on a journey from the silk roads to sportswear, from ruffs to spacesuits . . . I devoured this quietly feminist book' SUNDAY TIMES 'Joyful and beautiful' NATURE 'Will make you rethink your relationship with fabric' ELLE DECORATION All textiles begin with a twist. From colourful 30,000-year old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to what the linen wrappings of Tutankhamun's mummy actually meant; from the Silk Roads to the woollen sails that helped the Vikings reach America 700 years before Columbus; from the lace ruffs that infuriated the puritans to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution, our continuing reinvention of cloth tells fascinating stories of human ingenuity. When we talk of lives hanging by a thread, being interwoven, or part of the social fabric, we are part of a tradition that stretches back many thousands of years. Fabric has allowed us to achieve extraordinary things and survive in unlikely places, and this book shows you how -- and why. With a cast that includes Chinese empresses, Richard the Lionheart and Bing Crosby, Kassia St Clair takes us on the run with escaped slaves, climbing the slopes of Everest and moonwalking with astronauts. Running like a bright line through history, The Golden Thread offers an unforgettable adventure through our past, present and future.
A collection of practical and metaphysical wisdoms, sourced from contemporary geniuses, throughout a range of expert fields. "The Golden Thread gives inspiration to us all to unite as a human family to contribute to the next great phase of human consciousness." Dr Michael Ellis - Doctor, Buddhist, Global Peace Ambassador "The Golden Thread unlocks the potential of your true self" Each of us is born with The Golden Thread. The Golden Thread is an archetypal symbol of the guiding light that directs us, leading us on our true path in life. It is this thread that links us to the field of infinite creativity and infinite intelligence. Connecting to the Golden Thread illuminates your soul essence and helps you to find true meaning and purpose in life, so that you may live your life in synergy with your true self. By singing your soul song, you inspire others; and you inspire the world. The Golden Thread holds the power to transform your future. - Discover the extraordinary achievements of contemporary geniuses and experience their magical realities - Re-establish your connection with The Golden Thread to live a high vibrational resonance - Awaken your own inner genius and live life at the peak - Re-connect with your truth and unleash your highest potential - Re-discover your passion for life - Embrace your inner magic and discover a world of infinite possibilities - Re-discover the essence of peak states of consciousness Author, Amata Natasha Goldie, has dedicated this book to you, in service to humanity, and our awakening consciousness. "Carpe diem...Seize the day....Make your life an epic adventure...The Golden Thread will infuse you with a passion for life!" Nik Halik - Global Entrepreneur, Astronaut and Extreme Adventurer "The time is Now to awaken to the true nature of your being" Leopold Soham - Spiritual Teacher, Yogi, Entrepreneur "There is no absolute truth, but rather, each of us has our own inner truths. We can realize the living truth within, through a direct experience with The Golden Thread. It is this that is beyond all forms and concepts. The Golden Thread is more than a book; it is a living entity created out of love and humility with the intention to uplift and awaken readers. In doing so, it will serve humankind." Joseph Law - CEO of Living Greatness and Bestselling Author "Humanity is now ready for this ancient gem of truth" Neil Goldie - Mystic, Poet, Photographer, Artist "The Golden Thread is the link between the two halves and this links consciousness to the Great Mystery where all divine energy is sourced from. When did you last dance to the song of life?" Sean Alan Caulfield - Artist and Spiritual Teacher "The Golden Thread is an archetypal strand of gold that connects us to our true selves, to our beloveds, and to that which we discover to be home." Stellamara - Musicians and Composers "The Golden Thread is an extraordinary project with an important mission." Tiara Kumara - Global Planetary Light worker and Founder of Children of the Sun
Can Anna Bailey, a former slave who never learned to read or write, become the heroine everyone needs especially on Christmas Day, 1939? Will Clifton Matthews, wealthy entrepreneur, fight for Shelby’s love or allow Josh Green to steal her heart?
Excerpt from The Gold Thread Now, God gives each of you this gold thread to hold fast in your own house or in school, in the nursery or in the play-ground, on every day and in every place. His voice in your heart, and in His Word, will also tell you always what is right, if you only listen to it. You, too, will be constantly tempted in some way or other to give up your gold thread, and to be selfish, disobedient, lazy, or untruthful. Many things, in short, will tempt you to do your own will rather than God's will. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
While searching for her fairy godmother, a young girl uncovers a world of magic It starts with chocolates. Dreaming of a box of chocolates that never empties, Angela writes a letter to her fairy godmother asking for one. To her surprise, the fairy writes back! A letter appears on her mantelpiece from “Pilaria of the Kingdom of the Faeries,” written on ancient parchment with purple ink, and covered in a gold dust that vanishes as soon as it flies into the air. Is this really a letter from the land of magic? And if so, what does it mean? Angela and her two best friends begin investigating the mystery, searching Angela’s house for clues. But out of the blue, more letters appear on Angela’s mantelpiece. Pilaria is lonesome, and as curious about the girls’ world as they are about her kingdom. What they learn from their correspondence with this enchanting godmother will change everything they know—about magic and reality—forever. This ebook features a personal history by Janet Taylor Lisle including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s own collection.