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Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance

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Shows how dance, the highest expression of spirituality in cultures and traditions all over the world, is being integrated into the lives of women today • The first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance • Investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship, and reveals how dance is once again being brought into spiritual practices • Includes resources for further instruction in sacred dance Today we primarily think of dance as a form of entertainment or as a way to exercise or socialize. There was a time, however, when dance was considered the way to commune with the divine, a part of life's journey, celebrating the seasons and rhythms of the year and the rhythms of our lives. Dance is a language that reunites the body, mind, and soul. While the role of women's sacred dance was most valued in goddess-worshipping cultures where women served as priestesses and healers, dance was once an integral part of religious ritual and ceremonial expression in cultures all over the world, including Judaism and Christianity. In this book the author investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship and reveals how dance is once again being integrated into spiritual practices. Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance is the first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance. It describes sacred circles, birth rituals, ecstatic dances, and dances of loss and grief (in groups and individually) that allow women to integrate the movements of faith, healing, and power into their daily life.

Dark Star

Dark Star Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bethany Frenette
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it''s hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she''s lured into the sweet night air by something human and not human—something with talons and teeth, and a wide, scarlet smile. Now Audrey knows the truth: her mom doesn''t fight crime at night. She fights Harrowers—livid, merciless beings who were trapped Beneath eons ago. Yet some have managed to escape. And they want Audrey dead, just because of who she is: one of the Kin. When an unthinkable betrayal puts Minneapolis in terrible danger, Audrey discovers a wild, untamed power within herself. It may be the key to saving her herself, her family, and her city. Or it may be the force that destroys everything—and everyone—she loves.

Tales of Aria: The Awakening

Tales of Aria: The Awakening Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Russ III
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Flowerspeak: The Flower Whisperer's Guide to Health, Happiness, and Awakening

Flowerspeak: The Flower Whisperer's Guide to Health, Happiness, and Awakening Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth M. Patric
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Flowerspeak: The Flower Whisperer's Guide to Health, Happiness, and Awakening by Elizabeth M. Patric Summary

Flowerspeak offers unique wisdom about the world of flowers and how their spiritual and medicinal properties can serve each of us. This book provides a beautiful perspective on our deep connection to the earth. A wonderful read. Marci Shimoff (#1 NY Times Best Selling Author of Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason, and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul). Flowerspeak shares the role of flowers for your healing and for the evolution of your unique soul destiny path. You will learn through inquiry and ritual, how to connect more fully with your natural surroundings, to co-create with non-physical nature beings to make your own flower preparations, and to listen to the flowers and their "speak," through their subtle promptings and language.

The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening

The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Various
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The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening contains an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the smash-hit 3DS game, from beautifully illustrated renditions of your favorite characters, to storyboards for in-game events, character designs, weapon designs, character profiles, and the entirety of the script with every possible branch of dialogue! Relive some of the most poignant moments of the game, or see what might have been if you had made different in-game decisions with the Art of Fire Emblem Awakening!

In Its Time

In Its Time Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Rehkugler
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As she mourns her mother’s death, Delores Williams wonders how her life will change. After the funeral, she uncovers a mysterious collection in a safe deposit box—a collection of papers and old photographs that raise questions about her past. What secrets did her mother take to the grave? Soon after, Delores attends an art exhibit at the Everson Museum in Syracuse. In the gallery, Delores pores over artifacts that were removed from the attic of the Willard Psychiatric Center. Here, the lives of past patients are on displays—and Del is shocked to see a familiar face in one of the portraits. In her confusion, as she attempts to determine what to do next, she stumbles into a church service. There, she meets Eli Fisher, a pastor who offers help as she attempts to unravel her past. As her investigation begins to consume her life, Delores follows the tenuous trail of clues from Syracuse to the Mississippi Delta and, eventually, to Italy. Her journey will help to reveal the shadowy truth that connects four generations of women, each of whom dealt with trauma, abuse, and uncertainty in her own way. Can she find the strength to rise above her family’s past to build a new legacy of hope, love, and redemption?

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Wedekind
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Set in late 19th century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. The plays performance was threatened with closure when the city's Commissioner of Licenses claimed that the play was pornographic, due to its portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse, and suicide, but a New York trial court issued an injunction to allow the production to proceed.

Islam and the Arab Awakening

Islam and the Arab Awakening Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tariq Ramadan
Editor: Oxford University Press
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One of the most important developments in the modern history of the Middle East, the so-called Arab Spring began in Tunisia in December 2010, bringing down dictators, sparking a civil war in Libya, and igniting a bloody uprising in Syria. Its long-term repercussions in Egypt and elsewhere remain unclear. Now one of the world's leading Islamic thinkers examines and explains it, in this searching, provocative, and necessary book. Time Magazine named Tariq Ramadan one of the most important innovators of the twenty-first century. A Muslim intellectual and prolific author, he has won global renown for his reflections on Islam and the contemporary challenges in both the Muslim majority societies and the West. In Islam and the Arab Awakening, he explores the uprisings, offering rare insight into their origin, significance, and possible futures. As early as 2003, he writes, there had been talk of democratization in the Middle East and North Africa. The U.S. government and private organizations set up networks and provided training for young leaders, especially in the use of the Internet and social media, and the West abandoned its unconditional support of authoritarian governments. But the West did not create the uprisings. Indeed, one lesson Ramadan presents is that these mass movements and their consequences cannot be totally controlled. Something irreversible has taken place: dictators have been overthrown without weapons. But, he writes, democratic processes are only beginning to emerge, and unanswered questions remain. What role will religion play? How should Islamic principles and goals be rethought? Can a sterile, polarizing debate between Islamism and secularism be avoided? Avoiding both naive confidence and conspiratorial paranoia, Ramadan voices a tentative optimism. If a true civil society can be established, he argues, this moment's fragile hope will live.

Long After Midnight

Long After Midnight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iris Johansen
Editor: Bantam
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She wanted to save lives. The killer wanted to end hers. The first warning was triggered hundreds of miles away. The second warning exploded only yards from where she and her son stood. Now Kate Denby realizes the frightening truth: She is somebody's target. Danger has arrived in Kate's backyard with a vengeance. And the gifted scientist is awakening to a nightmare world where a ruthless killer is stalking her...where her innocent son is considered expendable...and where the medical research to which she has devoted her life is the same research that could get her killed. Her only hope of protecting her family and making that medical breakthrough is to elude her enemy until she can face him on her own ground, on her own terms—and destroy him.

The Awakening Clan

The Awakening Clan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nadine May
Editor: Kima Global Publishers
ISBN: 0980256151
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The first book in the Awakening series. Ingrid Barendselives a normal life, working as a maintenanceadministrator in Holland. Unknown to her colleagues,Ingrid secretly yearns for a deeper understanding of theuniverse and after a message appears on her powered downcomputer screen from the mysterious POWAH, she starts ona journey to ......

The Wounded Daughters of Africa

The Wounded Daughters of Africa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iris Canham-Gezane
Editor: Kima Global Publishers
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A powerful story of self-discovery, healing and transformation. A woman discovers a deeper meaning of who she is, her purpose and soul mission through an ancient African philosophy that suggests life is interconnected. The bonus section of the book offers deep introspection of personal transformation. One truth rings throughout, that we must be the change we want to see in the world. This African Wisdom raises the awareness of society, nature, culture, religion, myth, stories, internal and external landscape as part of each one of us bearing wisdom to ignite our deepest potential. Intertwined with the powerful feminine energy to heal, create and transform she returns home to herself to discover her reason for existence-her true purpose

Iris and the Tiger

Iris and the Tiger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leanne Hall
Editor: Text Publishing
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Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, Ursula, leaves her fortune–and her sprawling estate–to Iris’s scheming parents. But from the moment Iris arrives at Bosque de Nubes, she realises something isn’t quite right. There is an odd feeling around the house, where time moves slowly and Iris’s eyes play tricks on her. While outside, in the wild and untamed forest, a mysterious animal moves through the shadows. Just what is Aunt Ursula hiding? But when Iris discovers a painting named Iris and the Tiger, she sets out to uncover the animal’s real identity–putting her life in terrible danger. Leanne Hall is an author of novels for young adults including the Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness and its sequel Queen of the Night. Iris and the Tiger is her first work for younger readers. Leanne has had shorter pieces published in Meanjin, Age, Best Australian Stories and the anthology Growing Up Asian In Australia. Her work plays with the borders of reality and fantasy. Leanne has worked in the arts, educational publishing and as a bookseller, but her enduring passion is for youth literature. ‘The surrealist magic is the most refreshing element of the book: it’s a kind of magical realism that is unusual in children’s and YA fantasy...Iris and the Tiger will appeal to older primary and younger high-school readers who like magic and are, like Iris, bored by teen romances.’ Books & Publishing ‘Iris and the Tiger is its own piece of surrealist art. It’s inexplicably wondrous and confusing...It’s confusing if you try to explain it too much. But it resonates, and it offers you a glimpse into a new world. And it defies labels, and challenges preconceptions.’ CBCA Reading Time ‘This is a very special book...I love that younger readers get to experience the writing of Leanne Hall, and I especially love that Iris and the Tiger will also surprise and delight older readers alike.’ Alpha Reader ‘Iris and the Tiger has all the hallmarks of a classic children’s novel...A great adventure novel.’ Readings ‘Full of surprises and unexpected turnings.’ Magpies ‘Younger (and not-so-young) readers will delight in this marvellously original tale...An utterly enchanting book.’ BookMooch ‘I absolutely loved Iris and the Tiger! Leanne Hall enchanted me with her tale of magic and mystery.’ My Best Friends Are Books ‘Leanne Hall’s charming adventure story for younger readers takes classic tropes of children’s literature and gives them a surprising twist.’ Age/Sydney Morning Herald ‘This is a compelling and totally absorbing book that has a timeless, classic feel about it...A wonderful, unique adventure story to read, cherish and remember.’ ReadPlus ‘A quirky, cleareyed enchantment. More like this, please!’ Kirkus ‘Enchanting...Bound to appeal to tweens glimpsing the excitement of growing up.’ Daily Telegraph ‘The writing flows so naturally that you are easily taken along on this journey with Iris...This is a book that just keeps giving.’ New Zealand Book Council ‘This is a wonderful story of finding your true self (and true friends) in a foreign land.’ Best Middle Fiction Books of 2016, Readings ‘Inspired by surrealist art, Leanne Hall’s book is full of wondrous details...This is magic realism translated for a middle primary audience.’ Best Books of 2016, Sydney Morning Herald ‘A stunning, surreal tale for younger readers.’ Favourite Feminist Reads of 2016, Feminist Writers Festival 'Fantasy fans will delight in the wackiness, the surprising plot, and the family secrets revealed. Best of all is Iris’ growing confidence amid the chaos.’ Booklist

Reap the Wind

Reap the Wind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iris Johansen
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 0553896962
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An elusive killer . . . a deadly obsession . . . and a woman who must destroy him—or become his next victim. Some would kill to know what Caitlin Vasaro knows. For the secrets she’s kept hidden all her life are the kind that the rich and the powerful will do anything to possess. But not even Caitlin knows how much danger she is in—or how far someone will go to hunt her down. But she is about to find out when she enters a business deal with the mysterious and charismatic Alex Karazov and joins the hunt for one of the world’s most coveted treasures, the Wind Dancer, an ancient statue of legendary beauty and power. But Kazarov is a dangerous man who has an even more dangerous enemy and suddenly Caitlin is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue and deception, unable to trust anyone, not even the one man who can help. Now she must outsmart the cleverest of killers, a psychopath obsessed with the Wind Dancer whose ruthless plan spans continents and whose lethal rampage won’t stop at one death . . . or two . . . or even three—not until he finally gets what he wants: the secret Caitlin will die to keep.

The Awakening of Ivy Leavold

The Awakening of Ivy Leavold Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sierra Simone
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Yorkshire, 1879 I am alone. When Ivy Leavold is left destitute by her brother's death, she is taken in by her cousin's brooding, tortured widower--Julian Markham. Handsome and possessive, it's not long before Ivy falls for him. But Mr. Markham has dark secrets, secrets that may put Ivy in danger... I am afraid. As Ivy unravels the mystery surrounding her cousin's death, she falls deeper and deeper in love with Julian, who opens her body and her mind to his indomitable will. But even as he draws pleasure and desire from her night after night, Ivy can't shake the feeling that their passionate affair may end in violence... And I am completely his. The first book in the Markham Hall series.

Radio Iris

Radio Iris Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne-Marie Kinney
Editor: Two Dollar Radio
ISBN: 1937512045
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"Radio Iris has a lovely, eerie, anxious quality to it. Iris's observations are funny, and the story has a dramatic otherworldly payoff that is unexpected and triumphant." —Deb Olin Unferth, The New York Times Book Review "A noirish nod to the monotony of work." —O: The Oprah Magazine "Kinney is a Southern California Camus." —Los Angeles Magazine "'The Office' as scripted by Kafka." —Minneapolis Star-Tribune "[An] astute evocation of office weirdness and malaise." —The Wall Street Journal Radio Iris follows Iris Finch, a twentysomething socially awkward daydreamer and receptionist at Larmax, Inc., a company whose true function she doesn’t understand (though she’s heard her boss refer to himself as “a businessman”). Gradually, her boss’ erratic behavior becomes even more erratic, her coworkers begin disappearing, the phone stops ringing, making her role at Larmax moot, and a mysterious man appears to be living in the office suite next door. Radio Iris is an ambient, eerie dream of a novel, written with remarkable precision and grace that could also serve as an appropriate allegory for our modern recession. Anne-Marie Kinney’s short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Indiana Review, Black Clock, Keyhole, and Satellite Fiction.

Lion's Bride

Lion's Bride Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iris Johansen
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 0553905538
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A sizzling novel of passion, peril, and searing sensuality from “a master among master storytellers” (Affaire de Coeur)—a magical weaver of spellbinding tales, enticing characters, and unforgettable romance. The darkly handsome warrior found her in the hot desert night, the last survivor of a caravan devastated by a brutal attack. But Thea could hardly have found a less likely savior. Brooding and powerful, the infamous Lord Ware felt no need to rescue a total stranger, but Thea’s striking beauty and fighting spirit moved him. So the knight in tarnished armor carried her away to his secret stronghold at Dundragon, where she would become his prisoner, his tormentor, his lover . . . and the one weapon his deadly enemy could use to destroy him.

The Path of the Priestess

The Path of the Priestess Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharron Rose
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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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.

Colonialism and Culture

Colonialism and Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iris M. Zavala
Editor: Indiana University Press
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Iris Zavala argues that Hispanic modernism is an emancipatory narrative of self-representation. Out of Cuba's struggles against Spanish and U.S. colonialism, modernism emerged among the Hispanic intelligentsia as an attempt to create a collective narrative rejecting colonial cultural patterns. Hispanic modernism crusaded for a cosmopolitanism opposed to colonialism. The work of José MartÃ, Rubén DarÃo, Valle-Inclán, Unamuno and Julián del Casal rejects a hegemonic idea of progress and the imposition of alien political and cultural practices. Through a poetics of negation, they generated a revolutionary social and artistic awakening that resulted in the unprecedented cultural achievments of Hispanic modernism.

The Awakening

The Awakening Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jayne Faith
Editor: Jayne Faith
ISBN: 0997026006
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Maya survived the first Tournament challenge only to learn that new and powerful enemies lurk in the Calistan palace. Even Lord Toric’s affection and guards aren’t enough to keep her safe, and she's still on her own in the Tournament--the alien lord is forbidden from interfering. As the list of deadly foes grows, Toric and Maya must uncover the traitor in the royal family who aims to murder Maya and destroy the Calistans' chance at reclaiming their homeland. Will Maya summon the strength and luck she needs to meet her highest destiny? Sapient Salvation Series: Book 1: The Selection Book 2: The Awakening Book 3: The Divining Book 4: The Claiming Want to know when our new releases hit? Text CCJFBOOKS to 24587, and we'll send new release updates straight to your phone.

Blossoms of Light

Blossoms of Light Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iris Arla Moore
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Blossoms of Light: An Oasis for the Soul is truly the divine nectar that lifts the heart and soul to the love and truth inside us all. These obviously inspired gifts of poems, prayer, and wisdoms keep feeding the soul no matter how many times they are read. It is therefore a classic. Since poetry can break up past programming, it is a healer as it fires the mind and releases it of its agony, grief, and unwanted programmed reactions. This is not just another poetry book but a beautiful, pungent feast that awakens the highest within all people, cutting through beliefs to the feeling of the divine love within.