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Mystic Mondays provides you with a stunning tarot deck that is vibrant, beautifully illustrated, and ready to help you connect to your intuition. Includes 78 brightly designed cards with hardcover guidebook: This deluxe tarot deck offers fresh interpretations of each of the major and minor arcana in a standard tarot deck. Mystic Mondays is full of positive vibes that invite you to start fresh any day of the week and helps you connect to your intuition. * This vibrant tarot deck features bright artwork, holographic card edges, and foil exterior to help you create an experience that is visually appealing and all your own. * A full-color guidebook that describes the symbolism of each card is also included. * Mystic Mondays was created by Grace Duong who is a multidisciplinary artist and visual designer. This tarot card set features the strikingly perfect balance of vibrancy and minimalism and is perfect to use however you see fit. Cards are large enough to appreciate the lively images, but still easy to shuffle and work with. Makes a delightful and mystical gift for any tarot card and arcana fan.
A comprehensive A-to-Z reconstruction of the oral tradition of the Rom--gypsies--based on sources never before available in English * Presents the origin myths and magical traditions of the gypsies, including their legendary ties to Egypt, animal ancestors, and tree spirits * Examines the three major settings of gypsy folktales--the forest, the waters, and the mountain--and shows how their world is full of spirits * Shows how the religious concepts of the Rom testify to a profound syncretism of the pagan traditions and Christianity Although their own myths and their common name point to Egyptian origins for the gypsies, the Rom, as they call themselves, originated in India, as evidenced by studies of their language. They arrived in Europe in the ninth century and spread across the continent from East to West, reaching England in the 15th century and Scandinavia by the end of the 16th century. A nomadic people, these wanderers were reviled by local populaces wherever they went and regarded as misfits, intruders, foreigners, and thieves. Drawing on a number of sources never before available outside of Eastern Europe, Claude Lecouteux reconstructs the gypsy oral tradition to provide a comprehensive A-to-Z look at gypsy mythology, including their folktales, rites, songs, nursery rhymes, jokes, and magical traditions. Complete with rare illustrations and information from obscure sources appearing for the first time in English, this detailed reference work represents an excellent resource for scholars and those seeking to reconnect to their forgotten gypsy heritage.
Brought to you by Penguin. Following the bestselling retellings of the Greek myths in Mythos and Heroes, Stephen Fry's bewitching third volume Troy - concerning love and war, passion and power - is now ready for ordering. The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole and very bloody years. It is Zeus, the king of the gods, who triggers the war when he asks the Trojan prince Paris to judge the fairest goddess of them all. Aphrodite bribes Paris with the heart of Helen, wife of King Menelaus of the Greeks, and, naturally, nature takes its course. It is a terrible, brutal war with casualties on all sides as well as strained relations between allies. The Greek's most fearsome warrior, Achilles, argues with King Agamemnon, his commander, over another woman, the Trojan slave Briseis. The consequences lead to terrible tragedies. In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today. It is a myth in which we seek the truth about ourselves and which Stephen Fry brings breathtakingly to life. Praise for Heroes and Mythos: 'Ebullient and funny' The Times 'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph 'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of literary legacy' Guardian 'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail 'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' The Times (c) Stephen Fry 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
This comprehensive, authoritative family reference provides quick, efficient relief for hundreds of common ailments. From insect bites, insomnia, and upset stomach to nasal congestion, stress-reducing tips, and hints for heart health, 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies and the New Science Behind Them offers accessible and effective recipes (many using three ingredients or less) for DIYers who want to bolster their immune defenses, and treat aches and pains and manageable ailments naturally. A cost-effective alternative to expensive prescriptions and over-the-counter products, these home treatments are easy to prepare. This important reference is both browseable and easy to use a moment's notice. Read it from cover to cover or simply pull it out when you need it. It includes "How it Works" sidebars that explain the science behind proven alternative treatments, a "Spotlight on Superfoods" feature, healthy lifestyle tips, "Myth vs Fact" boxes, and a "Time to Call the Doctor" feature for spotting true emergencies. When the need arises, you can trust that 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies and the New Science Behind Them will provide you with the information you need to make practical decisions to keep you and your family safe and healthy.
An instantly accessible, user-friendly, go-to guide to nutrition, this will become an invaluable resource in every home. Author Dale Pinnock is the Medicinal Chef and with his practical, authoritative advice, everyone can cut down on the family's common medical complaints, trips to the doctor, expensive medication and confusing health books. The book will begin with an indispensable alphabetical reference guide to common medical complaints – applicable to age groups from babies to the elderly – such as eczema, acid reflux, menstrual cramps, constipation, high blood pressure, fatigue and more. The second part of the book presents a list of the ingredients that will help you tackle specific ailments. The third part of the book addresses the key stages of life and outlines which basic nutritional rules you need to follow at different ages to maximise your wellbeing and help prevent illness. Other highlights of the book include an accessible look at vitamins and supplements – whether you should take them, when you should avoid them, and how to use them safely.
Imagine having two minutes with the Dalai Lama offering you personal advice on how you could live your life better, overcome your problems, be more joyful and create a better world. This revolutionary new book brings you exactly that: short passages to offer you enlightening advice, day by day Meditations are suggested on the following: On the stages of life: for the young, adults, and the elderly * On life situations: for men and women, single people, families, the wealthy, the poor, the sick, the dying and those who care for them, and others from all walks of life. * On your roles in society: for politicians, lawyers, activists, teachers, scientists, businesspeople, writers and journalists, farmers, soldiers, carers and others * On your state of mind: for the happy, the sad, pessimists, optimists, the suffering, the isolated, the angry, the proud, the abused, the shy, the undecided, those with no self-esteem, the indifferent. * On society and the world: war, politics, education, farming, the environment, business, dedicating your life to others, and the future * On your spiritual life: for believers, those who have no religion, contemplatives, those who have great faith, those who want to become Buddhists, those who practice Buddhism.
A comprehensive manual for living a spiritual life, based on a verse-by-verse commentary on India's timeless scripture - from the author of its best-selling translation. (The ebook The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living 9781586381455 includes all three volumes in this series.) The Bhagavad Gita is set on the battlefield of an apocalyptic war between good and evil. Faced with a dire moral dilemma, the warrior prince Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. Easwaran points out that Arjuna's crisis is acutely modern. The Gita's battlefield is the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage. Arjuna represents each of us, and Sri Krishna is the Lord, instructing us in eighteen chapters of lofty wisdom as we face the social, environmental, and global challenges that threaten our world today. Easwaran is a spiritual teacher and author of deep insight and warmth. His verse-by-verse commentary interprets the Gita's teachings for modern readers, explaining the Sanskrit concepts and philosophy and applying them with practicality, wisdom, and humor to every aspect of our work, our relationships, and our lives. With everyday anecdotes, stories, and examples, he shows that the changes we long to see in the world start with the transformation of our own consciousness. The practical exercises recommended by Easwaran to achieve transformation are part of a spiritual program he developed for his own life. They are accessible to people from all backgrounds and cultures. Urging us to adopt a higher image of the human being, he assures us that peace and unity are within reach. Each volume of this series covers six chapters of the Gita. Each may be read on its own, but all three volumes together form an in-depth, verse-by-verse explanation of this ancient scripture and its relevance today. Each volume includes instructions in Easwaran's eight-point program of passage meditation. Volume 1: The first six chapters of the Gita explore the concept of the innermost Self and source of wisdom in each of us. Easwaran explains how we can begin to transform ourselves, even as householders engaged in busy lives. Volume 2: The chapters in this volume go beyond the individual Self and investigate the Supreme Reality that underlies all creation. Here, Easwaran delves into the unity of life, and builds a bridge across the seeming divide between scientific knowledge and spiritual wisdom. Volume 3: The final six chapters put forth an urgent appeal for us to begin to see that all of us are one - to make the connection between the Self within and the Reality underlying all creation. Global in scope, the emphasis is on what we can do to make a difference to heal our environment and establish peace in the world. Easwaran's commentary is for all students of the Gita, whatever their background, and for anyone who is trying to find a path to wisdom, love, and kindness in themselves and our troubled world. Written as an authoritative, accessible guide to a much-loved scripture, it is a handbook for finding peace and clarity within. This second edition incorporates revisions made across all three volumes following the author's final instructions.
Tapping into children's seemingly inherent love of rocks, this accessible introduction to gemology provides youngsters with a base understanding of crystal qualities, the power of colors, and the metaphysical importance of positive thinking. Divided into seven sections, each chakra is explored and visualization exercises are included in order to experience the chakra's energy. Explaining the perils of an imbalance in these areas, practical advice is given for choosing the best stones to restore equilibrium. Each crystal has a photograph and text describing its appearance and energy qualities, as well as concrete examples of life situations where a crystal and some positive thought affirmations can be helpful. Also included are free space sections for writing down one's experiences and reflections, as well as a Life Challenges Easy Reference Chart.
The perfect antidote to the fast-paced nature of our modern world, the Little Book of Zen is an easy-to-understand guide to the practice of Zen. This bitesize book falls into two parts, starting with an introduction to Zen and a description of the way to get the best out of it. It gives a short history of the practice, which originated in Japan after adaptation from a Chinese philosophy, and shows how the benefits of Zen are just as relevant today. It also includes a variety of easy-to-use meditations for relaxation, stress relief and enlightenment. The second half of the book features categories of Zen-type quotations on life, happiness, nature and more. Zen Quotations Life and Happiness 'Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.' Gautama Buddha 'The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.' Ralph Waldo Emerson
Weaving together ancient wisdom and scientific research, Dr Shauna Shapiro formulates the most potent practices for living a happy, meaningful life. Individually, these practices will help you sculpt neuropathways of clarity and calm. Collectively, they will help us live in a more connected, compassionate world. The practice of mindfulness works. It's good for you. It strengthens immune function, reduces stress, improves sleep, and offers countless other benefits. It primes the mind for joy, it creates a roadmap for strengthening the brain's circuitry of deep calm, contentment and clarity. Dr Shapiro offers the science and the practice of mindfulness, showing the reader how to rewire and re-balance their own individual negativity bias, create new pathways for curiosity, joy and focused attention. This is ultimate training for the monkey mind. 'Shauna Shapiro is known internationally for her outstanding contribution to research and clinical work on the very frontier of the mindfulness field. She is one those rare scientist-practitioners who contribute not only new methods but new and deeper understandings of mind - its challenges and its potential' - Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, and author of international bestseller Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world
A unique approach to tarot with symbol-rich scenes based on the five elements - fire, water, air, earth and spirit - translating the cards' divine wisdom into actionable guidance. Tarot and magick opened Melinda Lee Holm's life to endless possibilities and she'd like to help you open yours in the same way. Through unique imagery and elemental card interpretations, Melinda, a tarot priestess, creates a most personal, integrative experience of self-discovery. Eliminating human figures entirely, the cards in the Elemental Power Tarot present symbol-rich scenes that invite the user to step in and explore for themselves. The objects and scenes of the cards feel as accessible as they do magickal. You'll learn what it is like to inhabit the garden of The Empress or to reach out and grab the Ace of Swords. Rohan Eason's expressive illustrations hold a treasure trove of symbols that offer visual clues to the wisdom of the cards. The accompanying guide book contains Melinda's philosophy of Tarot, card meanings, and her elemental system of interpreting cards and spreads, including an apothecary item for the major arcana cards, embodying a real Earth element solution.
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We all have an ikigai.
It's the Japanese word for a reason to live or a reason to jump out of bed in the morning .
It s the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet. A place of balance. Small wonder that finding your ikigai is closely linked to living longer.
Finding your ikigai is easier than you might think. This book will help you work out what your own ikigai really is, and equip you to change your life. You have a purpose in this world: your skills, your interests, your desires and your history have made you the perfect candidate for something. All you have to do is find it.
Do that, and you can make every single day of your life joyful and meaningful.
A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller
Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.
Offering the ultimate fresh start, this inspiring exploration invites readers to create a positive and powerful platform for making wanted changes. Examining 10 essential life lessons for making the law of attraction a living reality, focus is placed on recognizing that each sacred moment can be a new beginning. Providing more than 40 practical exercises for being present, feeling calm, attracting desires, and living healthier and wealthier, Sandy Newbigging gives clearly structured, timeless advice on how to appreciate life as it is right now so that one's intentions are not motivated by fear, but by love.
Legend has it that when preparing props for the James Bond film Live and Let Die, producer Albert Broccoli commissioned Surrealist maestro Salvador Dali to create a custom deck of tarot cards. Inspired by his wife Gala, who nurtured his interest in mysticism, Dali eagerly got to work, and continued the project of his own accord when the contractual deal fell through. The work was published in a limited art edition in 1984 that has since long sold out, making Dali the first renowned painter to create a completely new set of cards. Drawing on Western masterpieces from antiquity to modernity (including some of his own), Dali seamlessly combined his knowledge of the arcane with his unmistakable wit. The result is a surreal kaleidoscope of European art history. TASCHEN resurrects all 78 cards in a fresh celebration of Dali's inimitable custom set, complete with a booklet by renowned German tarot author Johannes Fiebig offering: an introduction to Dali's life and the project's making-of a comprehensive explanation of each card's composition, its meaning, and practical advice step-by-step instructions on how to perform readings a jargon-free approach simplifying tarot for the newcomer
IMAGINE SANDALS ON YOUR FEET, A SWORD IN YOUR HAND, HOT SUN BEATING DOWN ON YOUR BRONZE HELMET. ENTER THE WORLD OF STEPHEN FRY'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, HEROES In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry gloriously retells the epic myths of the Greek heroes - which will be loved by young and old alike. 'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail ___________ Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best. 'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' Times 'Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny' Guardian 'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard 'Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. Heroes makes the stories relatable without skimping on the gory details, or sacrificing the truths of the myth. It's rich, it's funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot' Herald ___________ If you like the sound of Heroes, you'll love Mythos - Fry's first foray into the enthralling world of Greek mythology. Praise for Mythos: 'Ebullient and funny' Times 'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph 'A rollicking good read' Independent 'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian
This is the 20th anniversary edition of WITCH: A MAGICKAL JOURNEY. Fiona Horne is an Australian Witch with Attitude. Young, beautiful and extremely funky she has been practising Wicca for 13 years. In this guide to modern paganism she reveals the intimate secrets of her witches calling. Read it and be empowered! It's enchanting, making magick. In Witch: Magickal Journey, Fiona Horne reveals the intimate secrets and know-how of her spiritual calling, including rituals, spells and incantations; festivals and sacred sites; details about Goddesses, Gods and familiars; cyber-witchcraft; interviews with other witches and much more. Fiona also reveals all about the daily business of being a modern Witch at home, work and play. Part reference book, part personal journey, Fiona Horne's funky style makes this an enlightening and uplifting book full of Witchy humour.
A Real World Guide for the Highly Sensitive Person Approximately 20% of the population is sensitive or in some way psychic. Being sensitive or psychic can allow you to understand the world in a way that most people can't, and to see beyond what others are able to. But for many of you sensitivities are a burden, causing overwhelm or even physical ailments. Most information about psychic abilities on the market is aspirational, meaning that all of the books out there focused on "opening your third eye" or "becoming psychic" are not meant for the highly sensitive person. You don't want to become more sensitive, you may in fact be holding on for dear life because you are overwhelmed, panicked, have issues with sleep, body pain, headaches, digestive issues, and constantly shifting emotions. Or you might be mildly sensitive, but still need skills to manage going to work, or want to know more about how to become more functional while still being sensitive in this world. Learn how psychic abilities and sensitivities develop, where you are on the spectrum of these abilities and sensitivities, and most importantly, the basic and intermediate skills and techniques needed to be healthier, more functional, and to feel in control of your sensitivities and psychic abilities, so that you can live in the world more joyfully again.
This is the first book-length study of the uncanny, an important topic for contemporary thinking on literature, film, philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminism and queer history. Much of this importance can be traced back to Freud's extraordinary essay of 1919, 'The Uncanny' (Das Unheimliche). As a ghostly feeling and concept, however, the uncanny has a complex history going back to at least the Enlightenment. Royle offers a detailed account of the emergence of the uncanny, together with a series of close readings of different aspects of the topic. Following a major introductory historical and critical overview, there are chapters on literature, teaching, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, film, the death drive, deja vu, silence, solitude and darkness, the fear of being buried alive, the double, ghosts, cannibalism, telepathy, madness and religion. -- .
Long have humans looked to the stars for guidance in their lives, but what about the destiny of their cats? On the surface, cats may seem to care about very little other than finding the sunniest spots to nap or the best boxes to hide in, but they have higher paths, greater purposes and truer callings in life. Providing insight into the signs, the stars and the elements and how they affect every aspect of a cat's life, with horoscopes, tarot and paw readings for mystic moggies, this book is the perfect guide to the secrets of the cat zodiac.
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