The Dream of the North

A Cultural History to 1920
Author: Peter Fjagesund
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401210829
Category: History
Page: 575
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Northern Europe and North America have dominated the world stage for more than two centuries. Using a wide range of sources, this book provides the first coherent account from a multi-national perspective of the ideas and perceptions that, from the Renaissance onwards, fuelled the North’s rise to prominence, and enabled it to rival the traditional cultural and political hegemony of the South. This includes not only the fascinating conquest of the polar regions, but also the religious upheaval of the Reformation, the changing view of nature engendered by Romanticism, and, not least, the revival of ancient Nordic and Celtic culture. Finally, the book offers an indispensable historical background to current events in the Far North, where the past and the future meet in a complex web of dramatic environmental concerns, the exploitation of natural resources, and the strategies of politics and commerce.

The Dreamer Who Dreams You


Author: Daniel Stone
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780994257
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 241
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An opening into the dream of the day and the dream of the night.

A Voice for Earth

American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter
Author: Peter Blaze Corcoran,James Wohlpart
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820331724
Category: Nature
Page: 157
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A Voice for Earth is a collection of poems, essays, and stories that together give a voice to the ethical principles outlined in the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter was adopted in the year 2000 with the mission of addressing the economic, social, political, spiritual, and environmental problems confronting the world in the twenty-first century. Part 1 of the book, "Imagination into Principle," comprises Steven C. Rockefeller's behind-the-scenes summary of how the language for the Earth Charter was drafted. In part 2, "Principle into Imagination," ten writers breathe life into its concepts with their own original work. Contributors include Rick Bass, Alison Hawthorne Deming, John Lane, Robert Michael Pyle, Janisse Ray, Scott Russell Sanders, Lauret Savoy, and Mary Evelyn Tucker. In part 3, "Imagination and Principle into a New Ethic," Leonardo Boff offers a new paradigm created through reflecting on the concept of care in the Earth Charter.

The Dreamer in the Dream


Author: Jane Adams
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846949831
Category: Fiction
Page: 163
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A superbly original collection of short stories with an esoteric bias. Each story explores in different situations, often humorous, a paradoxical edge of experience, when the inner and outer life is about to transform; at any stage in life. These stories, light-hearted and profound, were rough hewn by the well known mind-body-spirit author Alan Jacobs, and turned into literary gems by Jane Adams, an artist, poet and author. They express this fertile dialogue, in the inner life. They include two childrens' stories for the ever young in spirit. Major influences are Gurdjieff-Ouspensky, Douglas Harding, J.Krishnamurti, and a rich blend of wisdom from the east and west.

The Stories of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Includes The Crocodile, The Little Orphan, The Thief, The Dream of the Ridiculous Man, and more
Author: Fyodor
Publisher: Golgotha Press
ISBN: 1610427149
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
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The stories of Fyodor Dostoyevsky are collected in this anthology. A biography about the life and times of Dostoyevsky is also included. Works include: Bobok The Christmas Tree and the Wedding The Crocodile The Dream of the Ridiculous Man The Grand Inquisitor The Little Orphan The Thief

Arc of the Dream

Radix Tetrad:
Author: A.A. Attanasio
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473208009
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Earth's last hope? The Arc, a being of immense power, trapped within a continuum too small, fights for its freedom. Its monumental struggle will touch a few select individuals on Earth - and in doing so, change their lives forever. The Arc may also be the last hope for humanity's survival. Author's Note: The volumes of this series can each be read independently of the others. The feature that unifies them is their individual observations of science fiction's sub-genre: "space opera," which the editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer define as "colorful, dramatic, large-scale science fiction adventure, competently and sometimes beautifully written, usually focused on a sympathetic, heroic central character and plot action, and usually set in the relatively distant future, and in space or on other worlds, characteristically optimistic in tone. It often deals with war, piracy, military virtues, and very large-scale action, large stakes."

THE GENESIS. Tiamat and the Lord of the Dream


Author: LEONARDO MASSI
Publisher: LEONARDO MASSI
ISBN: 6050340625
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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L’irrequietudine del tutto, e il forte odore della creazione. Il sorgere degli Dei, la creazione del mondo, la nascita dell’uomo, il Diluvio Universale. L’indifferenza dei grandi Dei, gli Annunaki, le rivendicazioni dei piccoli Dei, gli Igigu, l’immensità di Tiamat, la potenza di Marduk, la saggezza di Enki, la fatica degli uomini e la nascita di un nuovo regno con il suo Signore. Il Signore del Sogno. La genesi attraverso la mitologia sumero-akkadica, babilonese e ittita, integrata in una prospettiva unitaria dai sumeri a oggi. Una prospettiva adatta al presente di oggi e allo stesso tempo adatta al presente di ieri. Adatta ad un qualsiasi presente. Mantenendo il tono e le traduzioni originali, integrando le une con le altre, trasformando e dirigendo il tutto in una lettura originale. Aggiungendo ciò che mancava. Questa è La Genesi.

Beyond Heaven and Earth

A Novel About Love, and Death and Life
Author: Steven H Propp
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469752778
Category: Fiction
Page: 694
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Have you ever wondered what happens to us when we die? What if you really HAD to know? When tragedy strikes the family of young Jobran Winter, he is forced to confront these questions directly. Undertaking a feverish "Quest," he explores various branches of Christianity; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Sikhism, as well as the religions of China and Japan. His search encompasses the New Age, Reincarnation, Spiritism and Psychical Research. Attending channeling sessions and sances, investigating haunted houses and Near-Death Experiences, he examines spiritual traditions ranging from Swedenborg to Scientology, from Jodo Shinshu to the Jehovah's Witnesses. Finally, the Quest brings him into direct contact with Hospice work; physical disability; child abandonment; abortion; suicide; euthanasia, and even cold-blooded murder. Encounter the doctrines of Purgatory & Predestination, Universalism & Annihilationism, as you journey in a novel that will make you reexamine your ideas about religion, skepticism, love, death and LIFE.

Mago's Dream

Meeting with the Soul of the Earth
Author: Ilchi Lee
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1935127209
Category: RELIGION
Page: 160
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People have forgotten how to breathe out. Caught in a materialistic matrix, humanity has become trapped in an unsustainable pattern of living, breathing in until we are ready to implode. The Earth is laboring under the burden. The time to exhale has arrived. You are an extraordinary person because you are living during an extraordinary time in history. Humanity has reached a critical juncture in its collective development, and many critical issues now demanding our immediate attention: global warming, population growth, culture clash, and more. In Mago s Dream, you will learn to connect to the essence of Mago, the nurturing spirit of the Earth. In the process, you will feel that her essence is your essence, and that through her you can connect to your own highest self. In the book, Ilchi Lee contends that the earth itself should become a central tenant of our human identity. By recognizing ourselves as Earth-humans, we can learn to transcend the cultural and national identities that keep us from living as a single, united humanity. And, by placing the Earth herself at the center of our common value system, we can learn to live in balance with the source of life itself.

The Dreams of Fair Women


Author: Alexander Cordell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473603633
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Hong Kong in the nineteenth century: a heady, overwhelming mixture of worldly commercialism, moral corruption and Eastern tradition. Into this strange and exciting world, on board the S.S. Mongolia comes Milly Smith, daughter of a Hong Kong tycoon, destined for a marriage of convenience to a greedy financier. But during the course of her journey Milly has attracted the attentions of fellow passanger, the wild and dashing pirate, Eli boggs. Set against a turbulent historical backdrop of Hong Kong's piracy, the slave trade and the infamous Opium War, The Dreams of Fair Women is a classic historical adventure from the author of The Rape of the Fair Country.

The Last Guardian of Everness


Author: John C. Wright
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429915625
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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The rave reviews for John Wright's science fiction trilogy, The Golden Age, hail his debut as the most important of the new century. Now, in The Last Guardian of Everness, this exciting and innovative writer proves that his talents extend beyond SF, as he offers us a powerful novel of high fantasy set in the modern age. Young Galen Waylock is the last watchman of the dream-gate beyond which ancient evils wait, hungry for the human world. For a thousand years, Galen's family stood guard, scorned by a world which dismissed the danger as myth. Now, the minions of Darkness stir in the deep, and the long, long watch is over. Galen's patient loyalty seems vindicated. That loyalty is misplaced. The so-called Power of Light is hostile to modern ideas of human dignity and liberty. No matter who wins the final war between darkness and light, mankind is doomed either to a benevolent dictatorship or a malevolent one. And so Galen makes a third choice: the sleeping Champions of Light are left to sleep. Galen and his companions take the forbidden fairy-weapons themselves. Treason, murder, and disaster follow. The mortals must face the rising Darkness alone. An ambitious and beautifully written story, The Last Guardian of Everness is an heroic adventure that establishes John Wright as a significant new fantasist. It is just the start of a story that will conclude in the companion volume, Mists of Everness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Love's Story

Poetry for the Spirit
Author: Ajit Sripad Rao Nalkur
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1475962517
Category: Poetry
Page: 468
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Love's Story, the final volume of Ajit Sripad Rao Nalkur's trilogy on love, highlights his vision and realisation of true love on Earth. The poems in this volume were written over a period of twenty years while Nalkur was living and working in Australia and the United States and after he returned to his birth country, India. This volume is divided into three parts. "The Vision" contains poems he began to write in Australia in the early 1990s and takes a narrative form, with much of the work appearing in prose. It offers the poet's visionary experience of love Part two, entitled "Love on Earth," addresses the realisation and actualisation of that love. The third and final part of the book, "Poet's Corner," contains verse on the art of poetry. Love's Story explores true love in all its aspects and considers the realisation of a dream of such a love on Earth.

The Dream Hunters Epoch

The Paleo Indians Series
Author: Shirley G. East
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465396942
Category: Fiction
Page: 594
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THE PALEO INDIAN SERIES: CLOVIS THE DREAM HUNTERS EPOCH A frightened abandoned child struggles to survive the terrifying perils of the Pleistocene Llano Estacado to become a powerful woman, protected by Spirit Mammoth Mother; her only friend a huge Dire Wolf. Set against the panoramic backdrop of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Llano Estacado of Wyoming, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico, the reader will thrill to meet the majestic Columbian Mammoth, shiver with fear at the attack of a fi erce Saber Toothed Tiger and come to love a very special Dire Wolf. She seeks and fi nds Th e People only to be threatened by an evil Dreamer who recognizes her as a threat and seeks her death. Th e Dream Hunters series will both captivate and educate the reader as they learn about the Clovis people, that early Paleo-Indian culture which has so intrigued and eluded the archaeologists for decades. Th e author has applied her fi rst hand experience as continued to back fl ap

The Book of Awakening

Having the Life You Want By Being Present in the Life You Have
Author: Mark Nepo
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 085738693X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 448
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The Book of Awakening provides small doses of what really matters: simple truths and stories from everyday lives, plus inspiration from the great wisdom traditions. Each day's entry is accompanied by commonplace yet profound practices, designed to help us live the life we want by being present to the life we have. For, in the words of St Francis of Assisi, 'You are that which you are seeking.' A daily guide for authentic living in hard times, The Book of Awakening is a book to keep your head high, your heart open and your feet on the ground. 'It is true,' Nepo writes, 'If you can't see what you're looking for, see what's there. It's enough.'

The Dreams In The Witch-House


Author: H. Lovecraft
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 545767200X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The story follows Walter Gilman, who takes a room in the Witch House, an accursed house in Akham, Lovecraft's fictional New England town. The house once harbored Keziah Mason, an witch who disappeared mysteriously from a Salem jail in 1692. Gilman discovers that over the centuries most of its occupants have died prematurely. In his dreams while at the house, Gilman travels to the city of Elder Things and communes with the evil witch and her henchmen.

Dream Weaver

The Indigo
Author: Ron Smith
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595464742
Category: Fiction
Page: 196
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Dr. Dream Weaver has the unusual gift of deciphering dreams. As a dream psychologist, two clients; an indigo child and an eccentric woman with a mysterious aura present the most difficult challenges of his career. Tragedy strikes after Dr. Weaver breaks professional boundaries with his clients. He then becomes a fugitive. While on the run, Dr. Weaver revisits his troubled past and discovers something about himself that will alter his life forever.

Christian Ritualizing and the Baptismal Process

Liturgical Explorations toward a Realized Baptismal Ecclesiology
Author: Susan Marie Smith
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878146
Category: Religion
Page: 286
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Most people, even non-Christians, know that Christians gather for worship once a week, and that they are right there to support each other when there is a baptism or a wedding or a funeral. But what about other poignant, vulnerable, or life-changing times? How does the church help people handle changes that in the past, in Christendom, were considered secular? Does the church have a role at retirement when one's ministry changes, or when a family's children leave home and familiar patterns seem to grind to a halt? Is there any rite possible for someone who is called to Christian ministry but not to ordination? Or to someone whose vows are broken in divorce? Christian Ritualizing and the Baptismal Process asserts that baptism marks the beginning of a process of participation in Christ's ministry, so that no part of life can finally be considered secular. Susan Marie Smith shows how every passage, healing, and ministry vocation is holy, and she lays the groundwork needed for every church to create the rituals necessary to lament and celebrate the endings and beginnings that happen in every Christian life.

Welcome to Your Designer Planet!

A Brief Account of the Cosmogony on Earth
Author: Richard Leviton
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595888402
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 686
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We now live in the time of the Gaian hierophant. This is the one who reveals and shows us how to relate to the sacred aspects of Gaia, our planet. Who is this hierophant? Each of us, when we join the campaign with Gaia against the desecration of our natural environment. But first we have to discover what the Earth really is. The Earth's thousands of sacred sites hold a secret: they are functional parts of the planet's geomantic body, consciousness nodes in the Earth's subtle body. Each veils a Light temple, each once known widely and remembered in myth, and Welcome to Your Designer Planet! documents 165 different kinds. The Earth is not an accident of the cosmos, but was designed specifically for humans as an extended Mystery temple primed to support and enhance our greater awareness. And the designers intended that humans help maintain it. Want to help the ecosystem and modulate global warming and climate change? Plug yourself into the Earth's Light grid through your nearest sacred site and start helping. Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton presents a working model of the Earth's geomantic reality based on 24 years of research. The world's myths are the doorway into this fantastic domain of the Earth's visionary geography, showing us where to go and what to do and even what kinds of spiritual beings to expect to see. The future of the Earth is in our hands. Here are some pages from its design manual showing us how to fine-tune our wonderful host planet.