And Other Stories
Author: Mika Waltari
Category: Short stories, Finnish
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A Spirit Woman's Vision of Transition and Change
Author: Lynn V. Andrews
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The author of "Medicine Woman" and "Jaguar Woman" returns to her magic brand of storytelling with this long-awaited addition to the Sisterhood of the Shields series.
Author: Laura Resau
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A beating heart. A talking tree. The rain forest. Love. Mysticism. Harvest. And above all, chocolate.
Author: Frank Sousa
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Boston (Mass.)
The Tree of Lost Dreams takes Johnny DaSilva and his Big Tree buddies from youths who lived out their fantasies of heroism high on the towering limbs of the Big Tree to the real world. While trying and failing to enter WW II because of their youth, they were greeted with the Korean War. Johnny's words "Now we have our own war" were received with some standing tall on their high limb while others deciding to instead abandon the heights and place their two feet squarely on the ground. Johnny, Righty, Scoff, Rhesus and others bought into Johnny's words, "If we don't fight them there, we will fight them here." The two young girls that were in love with Johnny, wealthy and popular Yelena, and poor and abused Bernadette, are now women. It took little time for the Big Tree gang to learn the great distance between the lofty fresh air of their beloved Tree to the lowly face in the muck, nearly impossible to breathe gasps of battlefield blood and barf. Johnny suffers the epitome of the wounds of the lower depths and the different directions it spirals him, Yelena and Bernadette into. Hopefully you have read the Tree of Young Dreamers, Frank Sousa's first novel of the Tree Trilogy. The third, the Tree of New Roots is underway.
Author: Pamela Ball
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The most authoritative and comprehensive book available on dreams and dreaming. Enter the fascinating world of dreams, their mysteries, their meanings: to dream of a bird flying freely represents hopes and aspirations; to dream of winter means a time in life that is not fruitful; to be visited by someone in a dream can mean that there is information, warmth, or love available; to be searching in a dream is an attempt to find an answer to a problem. These are just a few of the 10,000 dream images and interpretations contained in this volume, a book that can bring insight, clarification, and guidance.
Author: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press
''A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire . . . but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.'' --Hal Borland. Let this brilliant journal ignite your creativity -- 192 lightly lined pages provide plenty of space for personal reflection, sketching, or jotting down favorite quotes or poems. Opaque acid-free archival paper takes pen or pencil beautifully. Touches of gold foil illuminate the cover image of an autumnal tree. Raised embossing lends dimensional detailing. Journal includes a satin ribbon marker with which to keep your place. Gilded-gold page edging is a classic touch. A larger size: 7-1/4 inches wide by 9 inches high. Bookbound, with complementary bronze endsheets.
The Incredible Journey of Roger Spelling
Author: Peter A. Barbieri
In a rich and multi-layered debut novel, Tree of Dreams, Peter Barbieri extends New American Realism into the spiritual and fantastical realms. As the poet Eli Siegel says, "There are millions of men in the world, and each is one man, each is one man by himself, taking care of himself all the time, and changing other men and being changed by them . . ." Such is Barbieri's conflicted character, ROGER SPELLING. In a quest as old as war itself, Roger returns from military service profoundly affected by what he has experienced. He is not well. He acknowledges his deteriorating mental condition, and in an effort of will, decides to write about his experience. "Either a man has quit or he has gone forward," says William Carlos Williams. Roger moves forward with a novel, which, he believes, will take him to the root of his struggle. And with him, we begin to change. Roger's writing experience provokes a disturbing relationship with his twin sister Katherine. The resulting anxiety deepens Roger's illness; he is institutionalized. Nonetheless, Roger's labyrinthine journey continues. In a psychotic, dream-like state, Roger encounters an 18th Century relative who explains, "People only wake up when they become thoroughly exhaust¬ed, thor¬oughly tired of the nonsense." Eight generations of Roger's ancestry appear, disappear, connect the fragments of his existence, and tell us something about him and ourselves in the process. Tree of Dreams is an evolution of consciousness that moves beyond perception and the fiction of time to a place where all events are simultaneous, where reality is richer than we have the right to expect, where lives are joined in unimagined ways. "In every illusion,"as Eli Siegel says, "there must be something which isn't illusion," and "The world is waiting to be known . . . the past is in it." Roger Spelling is an ordinary man. Peter Barbieri demonstrates how extraordinary this truly is.
Author: Mike Hockney
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Ancient cultures were faced with two immense problems. Why is there something rather than nothing and why is the universe ordered rather than chaotic? To answer these questions, they invented cosmologies, which were also the basis of their religious beliefs. A person’s cosmological and religious beliefs are always interdependent. The ordered universe of the ancients was divided into four: 1) the World (that we inhabit), 2) the Overworld (the sky and heavens that the gods inhabit), 3) the Underworld (that the dead inhabit), and 4) Dreamworld (the mysterious zone between sleep and death that connects the living, dead and the gods). This is the incredible story of these four worlds and how they have influenced the development of all human thought, right up to the present day.
Author: Carol-la Sonam Dorje
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This exquisite map of a book offers countless geographiesfrom the powerful landscape of Taos to the perilous lands of Tibet. Like a cartographer, poet Carol-la Sonam Dorje traverses the sacred terrain of living, aging, care-giving, and loss. Ultimately, her writing evokes the lustrous horizon of understanding the world within, the world without. Andrea L. Watson Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined Carol-las poetry is remarkable, open and frank. She writes about her life and family with an uncommon awareness and sensitivity that are sure to touch you deeply. Charles Trumbull Editor- Modern Haiku Journal From the depths of her unconscious, the author further expands and illuminates her own conscious, as well as that of sensitive readers. In this, her third book of poetry, she sharpens our maturing views of everyday life, love, death and beyond, sparked with appealing humor. Barbara Waters Celebrating the Coyote (Wife of Frank Waters) The Man Who Killed The Deer
How the Ancient, Mystical Tradition of the Kabbalah Can Help You Interpret 1,000 Dream Images
Author: Jonathan Sharp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Your Dreams Can Show You the Way We all know that our dreams mean something, but do you realize that your dreams can actually help you? In the Kabbalistic tradition, dreams are prized as the key that unlocks the spiritual door leading to a path of greater wisdom. In this rich and unique guide you will learn how simple and practical steps can help you use the messages in your dreams to unleash healing, creativity, and personal fulfillment. Kabbalistic experts Jonathan Sharp and Dr. Edward Hoffman clearly explain how the Kabbalah works, along with its varied, mysterious, and fascinating components. These include the Tree of Life, the Tarot deck, the hundred most important symbols from Zohar (the ancient text on which the Kabbalah is based), and the numerology of the letters in the Hebrew alphabet. Following is a comprehensive list of more than eight hundred and fifty dream images with interpretations, evaluations, and unique prescriptions to help bring energy and inspiration to your spiritual journey. Each dream entry includes: Meaning: An overview of the image's significance as well as a numerological evaluation and interpretation Tree of Life: What the dream tells the dreamer about where she is on her life path, specifically in terms of spiritual development and emotional relationships The Journey: Practical advice on what steps to take so that you can use your dream to take you where you want to go -- solve problems, explore possibilities, find the inspiration to live more deeply, and much more Rich, comprehensive, and full of beauty and mystery, Divining Your Dreams will be a bedside companion for years to come.
Author: Frank Sousa
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Brought up in the Depression, Johnny DaSilva is leader of a fun and imaginative gang that lives out their dreams in the Big Tree in which each has a branch that serves as the Lone Ranger’s Silver, the race car of Morey Amsterdam, the rocket ship of Buck Rogers, the crow’s nest for Black Bart the Pirate. When World War II broke out, they tried every ruse their young imaginations could think of to get into the marines, army, and navy but had to settle for the Boy Scouts. But the faux pas war to end all wars came too soon for the Big Tree Gang. Johnny is best described by an aunt as having the millstone around the neck of having a strict English Episcopalian conscience and bucking bronco Portuguese sexual proclivities. Two girls are in love with him, one wealthy and popular, the other sexually abused and who considered herself a worthless toy, until she met Johnny. Whatever they knew about the facts of life, male and female, were learned pretty much by trial and error.
Author: Charles de Lint
Publisher: Tor Books
World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Onion Girl A brand-new installment in the Newford saga, the World Fantasy Award-winning series of urban fantasy fiction by a master of the form. Charles de Lint's urban fantasies, including Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, and The Onion Girl, have earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim as a master of contemporary magical fiction. At the heart of his work is the ongoing Newford series, of which this is the latest volume. The city of Newford could be any contemporary North American city . . . except that magic lurks in its music, in its art, in the shadows of its grittiest streets, where mythic beings walk disguised. And its people are like you and me, each looking for a bit of magic to shape their lives and transform their fate. Now, in this latest volume, we meet a bluesman hiding from the devil; a Buffalo Man at the edge of death; a murderous ghost looking for revenge; a wolf man on his first blind date; and many more. We're reunited with Jilly, Geordie, Sophie, the Crow Girls, and other characters whose lives have become part of the great Newford myth. And De Lint takes us beyond Newford's streets to the pastoral hills north of the city, where magic and music have a flavor different but powerful still. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Kim Edwards
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
„Dieses Buch strahlt.“ Bookreporter Kurz vor ihrem 30. Geburtstag ist die Weltenbummlerin Lucy Jarrett beruflich und emotional an einem Tiefpunkt angelangt. Kurzfristig beschließt sie, in ihre Heimat nach Upstate New York zu fahren. Doch zu Hause empfangen sie unerwartete und schmerzliche Konflikte. Nie hat Lucy den ungeklärten Tod ihres Vaters verwunden, und plötzlich stößt sie auf ein lange verschüttetes Familiengeheimnis, das immer mehr in die Gegenwart hineinwirkt. Nach ihrem internationalen Bestseller „Die Tochter des Fotografen“ erzählt Kim Edwards in ihrem neuen Roman über Liebe, Verrat und Verlust. Mit Autoreninterview und –porträt
Author: Caren Loebel-Fried
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A retelling of nine Hawaiian legends illustrating the importance of dreams and their interpretation in Hawaiian culture.
Chinese Fairy Tales
Author: Béla Balázs
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A man is changed into a flea and must bring his future parents together in order to become human again. A woman convinces a river god to cure her sick son, but the remedy has mixed consequences. A young man must choose whether to be close to his wife's soul or body. And two deaf mutes transcend their physical existence in the garden of dreams. Strange and fantastical, these fairy tales of Béla Balázs (1884-1949), Hungarian writer, film critic, and famous librettist of Bluebeard's Castle, reflect his profound interest in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, one of the world's leading authorities on fairy tales, The Cloak of Dreams brings together sixteen of Balázs's unique and haunting stories. Written in 1921, these fairy tales were originally published with twenty images drawn in the Chinese style by painter Mariette Lydis, and this new edition includes a selection of Lydis's brilliant illustrations. Together, the tales and pictures accentuate the motifs and themes that run throughout Balázs's work: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy tales express our deepest desires and the hope that, even in the midst of tragedy, we can transcend our difficulties and forge our own destinies. Unusual, wondrous fairy tales that examine the world's cruelties and twists of fate, The Cloak of Dreams will entertain, startle, and intrigue.