Voices of the First Day

Author: Robert Lawlor
Publisher: Inner Traditions
ISBN: 9780892813551
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Australian aboriginal people have lived in harmony with the earth for perhaps as long as 100,000 years; in their words, since the First Day. In this absorbing work, Lawlor explores the essence of their culture as a source of and guide to transforming our own world view. While not romanticizing the past or suggesting a return to the life of the hunter/gatherer, Voices of the First Day enables us to enter into the mentality of the oldest continuous culture on earth and gain insight into our own relationship with the earth and to each other. This book offers an opportunity to suspend our values, prejudices, and Eurocentrism and step into the Dreaming to discover: • A people who rejected agriculture, architecture, writing, clothing, and the subjugation of animals • A lifestyle of hunting and gathering that provided abundant food of unsurpassed nutritional value • Initiatic and ritual practices that hold the origins of all esoteric, yogic, magical, and shamanistic traditions • A sexual and emotional life that afforded diversity and fluidity as well as marital and social stability • A people who valued kinship, community, and the law of the Dreamtime as their greatest "possessions." • Language whose richness of structure and vocabulary reveals new worlds of perception and comprehension. • A people balanced between the Dreaming and the perceivable world, in harmony with all species and living each day as the First Day. Voices of the First Day is illustrated throughout with more than 100 extraordinary photographs, bark paintings, line drawings and engravings. Many of these photographs are among the earliest ever made of the Aboriginal people and are shown here for the first time.

The Littoral Zone

Author: CA. Cranston
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042022183
Format: PDF
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In this, the first collection of ecocritical essays devoted to Australian contexts and their writers, Australian and USA scholars (settlers, invaders, temporary visa holders) comment on the transliteration of sea, land and interior through the works of major and minor authors and through their own experience with the bioregion. The littoral zone is the starting point in this fresh approach to reading literature and is organised around the natural environment - rainforest, desert, mountains, coast, islands, Antarctica. There's the beach where sexual and spiritual crises occur; the Wheatbelt area - the most visible clearance line on the planet; desert literature, camel trekking, and the transformation of a salt flat into an inland island. New Age literature that 'appropriates' Aboriginals and their cultures as the healing poultice for an ailing and dispirited West; a re-examination of pastoralism, and "the feet of millions of sheep . that] have done unspeakable damage to soils"; an inquiry into whether Judith Wright's work can "persuade us to rejoice" in the world; an investigation of the Limestone Plains, home of the bush capital and the bogong moth; of bananas, cane toads and the Great Barrier Reef in tropic Queensland; of national parks and guesthouses where "the mountains meet the sea"; a discursive approach to temperate islands that covers sealing, Soldier Settlement, and sea country pastoral; and finally to Antarctica, where an initial utopian approach gives way to an emphasis on its stark, 'timeless' icescape as a minimalist backdrop for human dramas. The author-terrain is no less grand in its scope: poets, playwrights, novelists, and non-fiction writers are discussed across the broad range of contexts that constitutes the littoral zone known as 'Australia'.

Star Trek Die Anf nge Der Fremde vom Himmel

Author: Margaret Wander Bonanno
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641115221
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Werden Kirk und Spock hinter das Geheimnis der Alpträume kommen? Im 21. Jahrhundert stranden die ersten Außerirdischen auf der Erde: Zwei Vulkanier, die in die Hände des Militärs fallen. Da die Menschheit noch nicht bereit für die Fremden ist und eine Massenpanik befürchtet wird, ist man mit allen Mitteln bestrebt, die Vulkanier zu verbergen, selbst, wenn das ihren Tod bedeutet. Zweihundert Jahre später werden diese Ereignisse in dem Roman "Fremde vom Himmel" beschrieben. Kirk und Spock haben nach der Lektüre heftige Albträume und beschließen, dem Geheimnis gemeinsam auf den Grund zu gehen. Die Spur führt zurück zu einer Mission aus der Zeit, in der Kirk gerade das Kommando über die Enterprise übernomen hat.

Everyday Oracles

Author: Ann Bolinger-McQuade
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101616024
Format: PDF, ePub
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It could be a cloud in the shape of a loved one's face or an extremely relevant song playing on the radio at the exact time of a friend's death--if we allow ourselves to stop, look, and listen, we can identify what spiritual teacher Ann Bolinger-McQuade calls personal oracles. And when we tune into these subtle messages from Spirit, we will discover guidance for navigating life's most trying situations. In this illuminating book, readers will learn that the universe is constantly conspiring in our favor and is ready to lend a helping hand when we need it most--if only we can look closely and open our hearts to the divine messages that are on display around us. Sharing stories of divine inspiration from her own life, as well as the lives of others (many of them well-known historical or contemporary figures), McQuade shows readers how: A PAIR OF SPARROWS SAVE A MAN'S LIFE: Journalist Byron Pitts narrowly escaped being hit by a car and saw a couple birds circling in front of him. The birds reminded him of the lyrics to his mother's favorite hymn: "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me." The comforting reminder of guidance and provision encouraged him to persevere in his challenging career in broadcast journalism, which was ultimately rewarded when CBS offered him a position on 60 Minutes. A LITTLE BOY BRINGS HOPE BACK INTO A WOMAN'S LIFE: Nancy was reeling from her husband's recent diagnosis of AML, a rare form of leukemia, when a seven-year-old boy knocked at her door collecting donations for AML research. He smiled at her warmly as he told her how he had had AML since he was two, and then he announced proudly that a transplant had saved his life. SIR ISAAC NEWTON'S APPLE WAS ACTUALLY AN EVERYDAY ORACLE: Many are familiar with the story of how Sir Isaac Newton first discovered gravity when an apple fell on his head. It is a lesser known fact that Newton was interested in the supernatural. Born in the 1600s, when astronomy and astology were considred one and the same, the highly respected alchemist looked to the heavens to assist him in his quest to decode the mysteries of the universe. The falling apple that arrested his attention acted as a personal oracle. In addition to illuminating oracles through examples, McQuade discusses the history and science of oracles in general and of personal oracles specifically, offering the reader practical instructions for identifying and decoding the divine messages in their own lives.

Schattenkrieger

Author: Brian Moreland
Publisher: Ueberreuter Verlag
ISBN: 3709000300
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Jack Chambers, Veteran aus dem 2. WK, bewahrt seit sechzig Jahren ein dunkles Geheimnis. Tief unter deutscher Erde verborgen liegt ein Nazi-Relikt, so bizarr und gefährlich, dass Chambers schwor, das Geheimnis mit ins Grab zu nehmen. Eine albtraumhafte Vision jedoch überzeugt ihn davon, dass das Relikt geboren werden muss. Er wendet sich mit einem düsteren Geständnis an seinen einzigen Vertrauten bei der Army. "Dies ist eine bislang unerzählte Geschichte, der wahre Grund für das Verschwinden meines gesamten Zugs im Oktober 1944 ".

The Path of the Priestess

Author: Sharron Rose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594775575
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide for personal exploration of the path to the divine feminine and the spiritual power of women. • Reveals the essential role of women in creating and maintaining the psychic/energetic/emotional landscape of society. • Explores feminine roles and the archetypal model of the Great Goddess from both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. • Includes exercises, meditations, and visualizations drawn from ancient techniques to assist women with their spiritual awakening and self-realization. The Path of the Priestess takes readers on a journey deep into the heart of the feminine experience. It describes the author's years of first-hand experience in the ancient arts of Tantra, Dzogchen, and Indian and Egyptian temple dance and healing, as well as her research into the feminine principle in the mystic teachings of the Alchemists, Hebrew Kabbalists, and Christian Gnostics. Beginning with an analysis of the basic issues and frustrations inherent in contemporary society's conditioning of and expectations for women, readers travel back in time to the age of the great temples, schools, and sacred societies in which women still held and transmitted the spiritual light that nourished all of civilization. Through its mythic and historic tales, descriptions of sacred ritual practices, and teachings on the Goddess traditions, The Path of the Priestess provides contemporary women with the means to enter this time-honored path. In keeping with the experientially based teaching methods of these traditions, it also offers exercises and visualizations designed to align women with the powerful, sensuous, and loving energies of the most profound feminine role model that shaped and preserved culture and society--the Great Goddess.

Klug erfolgreich und trotzdem ungl cklich

Author: Dr. Raj Raghunathan
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641199085
Format: PDF, ePub
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Intelligent und erfolgreich – aber nicht glücklich? Wem scheinbar alles mühelos gelingt, der ist nicht zwangsläufig zufrieden. Was ist es, das smarte Menschen hindert, unbeschwert zu sein? Der Psychologe Raj Raghunathan beschreibt sieben Verhaltensweisen intelligenter Menschen, die dem Glück oft im Weg stehen. Mit hilfreichen Anekdoten, praktischen Übungen und anschaulichen Erklärungen führt er seine Leser zu einem besseren Verständnis dessen, was wir zum Glücklichsein brauchen.