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Holy Wells

Wales ; a Photographic Journey

Author: Phil Cope

Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd

ISBN: 9781854114853

Category: Photography

Page: 221

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Ancient, mysterious, and fascinating in their varied forms, the holy wells in these photographs range from almost invisible rock-strewn holes to startling rocky outcrops. Historical notes and selected poems by such authors as Rowen Williams and R. S. Thomas are used to explain the significance of the 42 wells featured, which were originally used in pagan rituals before they were attached to early Christian churches. Commercialized spas and full-blown pilgrimage destinations, such as Holywell in northeast Wales, are also shown, along with an environmental message about protecting these fragile geological sites.

Holy Wells, Cornwall

A Photographic Journey

Author: Phil Cope

Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd

ISBN: 9781854115287

Category: History

Page: 254

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Celebrating the culture and landscape of Cornwall, England, this collection presents the sacred wells of the region through stunning color photographs and informative text. Trekking though densely wooden terrain and into ancient churches, this volume features dozens of preeminent Cornish wells and the legends and history associated with them. Unique and enlightening, this compilation demonstrates the Celtic influence on towns and villages through the nomenclature of wells and places of worship and further highlights the sacred wells through poetry—composed by renowned writers, including Robert Southey and Arthur Quller Couch.

The Customs and Traditions of Wales

With an Introduction by Emma Lile

Author: Trefor M. Owen

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1783168277

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Trefor M. Owen’s seminal work educates, enlightens and entertains with a far-reaching yet accessible text, which paints a colourful and comprehensive portrait of a nation’s rich folk culture. The Customs and Traditions of Wales is an illuminating and engrossing insight into a subject that continues to unfold and develop in contemporary life. Despite an increasingly globalised society that has transformed local communities, folk customs are still practised and enjoyed the world over as people combine modern-day and historical rituals and embrace opportunities to learn about their past, and Owen’s influential study has maintained its relevance as customs change and evolve.


New Photographs and Old Tales of Sacred Springs, Holy Wells and Spas of the Wales-England Borders

Author: Phil Cope

Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd

ISBN: 9781781720608

Category: History

Page: 256

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Phil Cope journeys through the borderlands of England and Wales, from Cheshire to Monmouthshire, the Dee to the Severn. His discoveries are recorded in striking, atmospheric photographs, accompanied by the remarkable histories of the wells and the legends attached to them. A lavishly illustrated guide to sacred wells in the contested lands between England and Wales from prehistoric times to today, pagan to Christian, with diversions into the Roman occupation and the commericial spas of modern times. The border country between Wales and England is a fertile place in many senses. Settled for millennia, one of the few links we have with early man here are their surviving pagan, pre-Christian wells. Sacred wells have played an important part in the culture and landscape of the region, and continue to do so. Following his books on wells in Wales and Cornwall, Phil Cope journeys up and down the borderlands, and through history from pre-Christian times through Roman and early Christian times, the medieval Age of the Princes in Wales and on to Victorian and the contemporary period. His discoveries are recorded in striking and atmospheric photographs which are accompanied by the remarkable histories of the wells, and the legends attached to them. Wronged suitors, magic horses, Dark Age battles, the reign of King Arthur, and innumerable decapitations feature among the vividly magical tales. Alongside them rests a different kind of magic in the healing wells of the Christian saints, some of which are also sources of prophecy. As the centuries past healing mutated into health and the development of the spa, until, in the twentieth century a full circle was turned and wells once again acquired a pagan significance. Richly illustrated in colour throughout the wells from Cheshire to Monmouthshire, from the Dee to the Severn are here displayed in all their glory, be they in remote countryside or city centre.

Holy Wells


Author: Phil Cope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781722589

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Author and photographer Phil Cope takes his camera on a journey through the sacred wells of Scotland from the Borders to the Orkney Islands. On his way he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere - on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen, even a well of the dead. His luscious and atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends, conversations with well-keepers and poems inspired by Scottish wells. Scotland has an abundance of wells both in the natural state and domesticated for private or civic use. Here are wells in the middle of Glasgow, and on desolate mountains; they may be attached to Christian churches or places of pilgrimage for pagans; sites of historic interest importance to Scottish identity or hidden and neglected in town and countryside. This is the first book on Scottish wells for more than thirty years, and the first to be so lavishly illustrated. Holy Wells: Scotland is a further title in the Holy Wells series, and is preceded by volumes on Wales, Cornwall and Borderlands.

St David of Wales

Cult, Church and Nation

Author: J. Wyn Evans,Jonathan M. Wooding

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843833222

Category: Religion

Page: 391

View: 5156

All aspects of the cult of St David, patron saint of Wales, are examined in this wide-ranging volume.

Mysterious Wales

Author: Chris Barber

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445658682

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 9362

Explore the mysterious and mythic treasures of Wales.

Love & Gelato

Letzte Wünsche, erste Liebe und ganz viel Stracciatella

Author: Jenna Evans Welch

Publisher: HarperCollins ya!

ISBN: 3959676395

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Das Land von Gelato und Amore! Doch Lina ist nicht in Urlaubsstimmung. Sie ist nur in die Toskana gereist, um ihrer Mutter den letzten Wunsch zu erfüllen. Aber dann findet sie das alte Tagebuch ihrer Mom, das von deren Zeit in Italien erzählt. Plötzlich erschließt sich Lina eine Welt aus romantischen Kunstwerken, magischen Konditoreien - und heimlichen Affären. Dabei stößt sie auf eine tragische Liebesgeschichte und ein Geheimnis, das nicht nur ihr Leben verändern wird ... "Dieses Buch ist nicht nur für Romantik-Fans ein Muss, sondern auch für alle die Lust auf eine Reise ins wunderschöne Italien haben, denn das südliche Flair ist für den Leser bei diesem Buch selbst an den grausten Regentagen zu spüren." Obermain-Tagblatt "Eine mitreißende Geschichte über Familie, Romantik und was es wirklich bedeutet, geliebt zu werden." Booklist Online "Ein Roman für alle, die Fernweh verspüren." School Library Journal "Mit seinen sinnlichen Schilderungen von Renaissance-Architektur und italienischem Essen ist der Roman gleichermaßen ein Volltreffer für Romance-Fans und Leute, die es lieben zu reisen." Kirkus Reviews "Sie werden dieses Buch nicht mehr weglegen können." VOYA starred review

Landscapes Beyond Land

Routes, Aesthetics, Narratives

Author: Arnar Árnason,Nicolas Ellison,Jo Vergunst,Andrew Whitehouse

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857456725

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Land is embedded in a multitude of material and cultural contexts, through which the human experience of landscape emerges. Ethnographers, with their participative methodologies, long-term co-residence, and concern with the quotidian aspects of the places where they work, are well positioned to describe landscapes in this fullest of senses. The contributors explore how landscapes become known primarily through movement and journeying rather than stasis. Working across four continents, they explain how landscapes are constituted and recollected in the stories people tell of their journeys through them, and how, in turn, these stories are embedded in landscaped forms.

Wildes Wales

Land der Kämpfer und Dichter

Author: George Henry Borrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458348818


Page: 122

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The Rough Guide

Author: Mike Parker

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: 9781858282459

Category: Wales

Page: 484

View: 7435

Features of this Rough Guide to Wales include thorough coverage of Wales' mountain walks, pointers on alternative culture in Wales, Welsh environmental issues and Welsh nationalism. This new edition features more maps, walks and lesser known beaches.

Sheela na gig

The Dark Goddess of Sacred Power

Author: Starr Goode

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620555964

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Traces the origins of the Sheela na gig from Medieval times to Paleolithic cave art • Reveals the sacred display of the vulva to be a universal archetype and the most enduring image of creativity throughout the world • Provides meditations on the Sheelas the author encountered in Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales, allowing readers to commune with the power of these icons • Includes more than 150 photographs and illustrations from around the world For millennia, the human imagination has been devoted to the Goddess, so it is hardly a surprise to find images of supernatural females like Sheela na gigs adorning sacred and secular architecture throughout Ireland, England, Wales, and Scotland. Appearing on rural churches, castles, bridges, holy wells, tombs, and standing stones, these powerful images of a figure fearlessly displaying her vulva embody the power of the Dark Goddess over the mysteries of sex, life, death, and rebirth. Exploring the art and myth of the Sheela na gig from Celtic and Classical times back to Paleolithic cave art, Starr Goode shows how the Sheela embraces a conundrum of opposites: she clearly offers up her ripe sex yet emanates a repelling menace from the upper half of her hag-like body. Through more than 150 photographs, the author shows how the Sheela is a goddess with the power to renew, a folk deity used to help women survive childbirth, and, as a guardian of doorways and castle walls, a liminal entity representing the gateway to the divine. She explains how these powerful images survived eradication during the rise of Christianity and retained their preeminent positions on sacred sites, including medieval churches. The author provides meditations on the individual Sheelas she encountered during her 25 years of research, allowing readers to commune with these icons and feel the power they emanate. Exploring comparable figures such as Baubo, Medusa, the Neolithic Frog Goddess, and vulva depictions in cave art, she reveals the female sacred display to be a universal archetype, the most enduring image of creativity throughout history, and illustrates how cultures from Africa and Ecuador to India and Australia possess similar images depicting goddesses parting their thighs to reveal sacred powers. Explaining the role of the Sheela na gig in restoring the Divine Feminine, the author shows the Sheela to be an icon that makes visible the cycles of birth, death, and renewal all humans experience and a necessary antidote to centuries of suppression of the primal power of women, of nature, and of the imagination.

Landscape Wales

Author: David Williams,Steve Benbow

Publisher: Graffeg Peter Gill & Associates


Category: Nature

Page: 198

View: 5871

Over 110 spectacular photographs of mountains, dramatic coast, gentle lowlands and idyllic river valleys.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 5578

Der Albert N'yanza, das große Becken des Nil und die Erforschung der Nilquellen

Author: Samuel White Baker

Publisher: N.A



Page: 498

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Author: Négar Djavadi

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406714544

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3743

In ihrem fulminanten, komisch-tragischen, autobiographischen Debütroman erzählt Négar Djavadi aus der Sicht ihres Alter Egos Kimiâ Sadr die Geschichte ihrer Familie, die aus Iran stammt. Ein zweiter Erzählstrang betrifft Kimiâ selbst und ihre Schwangerschaft. Die klappt nur mit Hilfe der Medizin und der Mann dazu ist auch nur geliehen – Kimiâ liebt eher Frauen. In Teheran geboren und seit zehn Jahren im Pariser Exil, hat Kimiâ stets versucht, ihr Land, ihre Kultur, ihre Familie auf Abstand zu halten. Doch die Geister der Vergangenheit holen sie wieder ein, um in einem überwältigenden Bilderreigen die Geschichte der Familie Sadr in drei Generationen vor ihr abzuspulen: die Drangsale im Leben der Ahnen, ein Jahrzehnt der politischen Revolution, die Winkelgassen der Adoleszenz, berauschende Rockmusik, das schelmische Lächeln einer blonden Bassistin. Und dann gibt es, im dunklen Kern dieses atemberaubenden Romans über den Iran von gestern und das Frankreich von heute, noch eine furchtbare Geschichte zu erzählen


Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843717141

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Nach einer Überdosis Schlaftabletten erwacht Lucy benebelt und inmitten eines Berges aus puderzuckerbestäubten Donuts in ihrem Auto, ohne genau zu wissen, wo sie sich befindet. Wo befindet man sich überhaupt im Leben, wenn man mit neununddreißig Jahren schon seit einer Ewigkeit über griechische Dichtung promoviert, partout keine Kinder will, frisch getrennt ist und immer dicker und depressiver wird? Eine Liebe-und-Sex-Therapiegruppe in Venice Beach soll für Lucy Antworten auf diese und andere Fragen liefern, genauso wie ihr neuer Tinder-Account. Doch das unfassbarste High erlebt sie am Strand: Ein wunderschöner Meermann taucht aus dem Ozean auf. Alles zuvor Gewesene wird relativ. Ein ehrlicher, komischer und trauriger Roman, der den ewigen Glauben an die Erlösung durch Liebe und Sexualität radikal hinterfragt.

Self-guided England and Wales

with 130 illustrations and photographs, 51 maps in color and black and white

Author: N.A

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishers

ISBN: 9780887292002

Category: Reference

Page: 358

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Langenscheidt's Self-Guided series assists travelers, yet still allows them the freedom of setting their own pace and exploring off the beaten track. Self-guided tours reveals a region's hidden charms and scenic detours. Includes detailed maps.


Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646923490

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 2033

Michael Morpurgos Geschichte von Freundschaft und Krieg, mit Bildern aus dem Film von Steven Spielberg "Es gibt also keinen Weg?", fragte Albert. "Ich kann nichts tun?" "Nichts", sagte Captain Nicholls. "Dein Pferd gehört jetzt der Armee und du bist zu jung, um dich einzuschreiben. Mach dir keine Sorgen - wir kümmern uns um Joey. Ich selbst werde ein Auge auf ihn haben, das verspreche ich dir." "Gefährten" erzählt die bewegende Geschichte des Pferdes Joey, das 1914 an die Armee verkauft wird. Joey erlebt an vorderster Front die Schrecken des Ersten Weltkrieges, doch auch in den schwersten Stunden berührt er mit seinem Mut und seiner Zähigkeit die Menschen um ihn herum.

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