Cactus of Mystery

Exploring the history and shamanic uses of the San Pedro cactus, Ross Heaven interviews practicing San Pedro shamans about ancient and modern rituals, preparation of the visionary brew, experiences with the healing spirit of San Pedro, and ...

Cactus of Mystery

The history of San Pedro and its uses for healing, creativity, and conscious evolution • Includes interviews with practicing San Pedro shamans on their rituals, cactus preparations, and teachings on how San Pedro heals the mind and body • Contains accounts from people who have been healed by San Pedro • Includes chapters by Eve Bruce, M.D., and David Luke, Ph.D., on San Pedro’s effects on psychic abilities and its similarities to and differences from ayahuasca San Pedro, the legendary cactus of vision, has been used by the shamans of Peru for at least 3,500 years. Referring to St. Peter, who holds the keys to Heaven, its name is suggestive of the plant’s visionary power to open the gates between the visible and invisible worlds, allowing passage to an ecstatic realm where miraculous physical and spiritual healings occur, love and enthusiasm for life are rekindled, the future divined, and the soul’s purpose revealed. Exploring the history and shamanic uses of the San Pedro cactus, Ross Heaven interviews practicing San Pedro shamans about ancient and modern rituals, preparation of the visionary brew, experiences with the healing spirit of San Pedro, and their teachings on how the cactus works on the mind, body, and illness. He investigates the conditions treated by San Pedro as well as how it can enhance creativity, providing case studies from those who have been healed by the cactus and accounts from those who have been artistically and musically inspired through its use. Psychedelic researchers Eve Bruce, M.D., David Luke, Ph.D., and journalist Morgan Maher contribute chapters delving into San Pedro’s effects on conscious evolution and psychic abilities as well as its similarities to and differences from ayahuasca. Exploring plant communication and the vital role of music in San Pedro ceremonies, Heaven explains how healing songs are communicated by the sacred plants to the shamans working with them, much in the same way that other gifts of San Pedro--from healing to inspiration to expanded consciousness--are passed to those who commune with this ancient plant teacher.

Cactus Blood A Gloria Damasco Mystery

In California, Chicana detective Gloria Damasco investigates the death of a strike leader who was involved in a grape boycott.

Cactus Blood  A Gloria Damasco Mystery

In California, Chicana detective Gloria Damasco investigates the death of a strike leader who was involved in a grape boycott. Officially the death was suicide, but Damasco thinks murder more likely. By the author of Eulogy for a Brown Angel.

Cacti of the Southwest

The origin of the cactus family remains almost completely a mystery. We are balked here by the fact that there are no fossils of any cacti. So anxious have we been for such evidence that there have been several remains grasped hopefully ...

Cacti of the Southwest

Covers Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

The Cactus Primer

Many attempts have been made to unravel this mystery , and as we shall see , the most success has been obtained by studying how the Cactaceae and its closest relatives , collectively called the centrosperms , all share a group of ...

The Cactus Primer

The Cactus Primer presents the amateur cactophile with an excellent introduction to cactus biology and provides the informed reader with an invaluable summary of the last forty years' research. This book goes far beyond books that instruct readers in the propagation, growth, and care of these plants; addressing matters of more scientific interest, it takes an integrated approach to the presentation of the form, physiology, evolution, and ecology of cacti. The book is unique in that it combines the descriptive morphology and physiology documented in the scientific literature with more general observations found in popular publications on cacti. It provides a new generic classification of the cacti and contains much new information, including data on photosynthesis, heat and cold tolerance, computer modeling of ribs, and the effects of spines. Enhanced by over 400 illustrations and supplemented with an extensive glossary, this book will appeal to cactus enthusiasts interested in the classification and growth of cacti, as well as to plant biologists who use cacti to illustrate desert adaptation and convergent evolution. Written in accessible style, The Cactus Primer is bound to serve a dual function as both an instructive tool and a reference work in cactus biology for years to come.

Tangled Tail

Tangled Tail A Madelaine Jones Mystery Susan Williamson Cactus Mystery Press An imprint of Blue Fortune Enterprises, LLC Cactus Mystery Press Titles by Susan Williamson Madeline Jones Mysteries: Desert Tail Tangled Tail Cozy Mysteries: ...

Tangled Tail

Madelaine Jones is working to rebuild the pieces of her life. She is going through the process of becoming a foster mom to a teenage girl who survived a brutal trafficking ring. She is also in the midst of remodeling a new house because her old one was destroyed in an explosion, and she has finally come to terms with her husband’s death. In fact, she has found a new love: Peter Simon. Simon, who works for intelligence agencies across Europe, comes to America to investigate a money laundering case that involves racehorses. Soon Madelaine is helping Simon unravel the clues that lead to money, diamonds, and murder along the horse racing circuit. As the investigation unfolds, danger mounts from different corners of the world. Can they keep the people they love safe while finding a way toward their own future?

Desert Tail

Desert Tail A Madelaine Jones Mystery Susan Williamson Cactus Mystery Press An imprint of Blue Fortune Enterprises, LLC Cactus Mystery Press Titles by Susan Williamson Madeline Jones Mysteries: Desert Tail Tangled Tail Cozy Mysteries: ...

Desert Tail

Madelaine Jones is awakened moments before her farmhouse explodes. Soon after, she discovers a letter that says her husband, who was in the Army, may have died for reasons other than being a war casualty, as she had been told. Determined to find answers, she travels across the Atlantic. Another explosion and a race against time puts this widowed horsewoman in the crosshairs of some very dangerous people who would do anything to stop her from finding the truth.

Paired Passages Grade 2

Mystery. Plant. Jan said, “Plants grow. They get bigger. I have a mystery plant. The plant is a type of cactus. It is a mystery plant because of how it grows. Sometimes it seems to shrink! Its stem seems to get smaller.

Paired Passages  Grade 2

Provides students with skills needed to compare and contrast fiction and nonfiction passages. Provides practice in: reading comprehension; analyzing story elements; keeping sequence and details from two sources separate; proper letter formation, spacing, and spelling; multiple choice questions; written response questions on individual passage themes; and written response questions that utilize information from two contrasting passages. Includes standards & benchmarks and answer key.

Triangulation Along the Mississippi River

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Triangulation Along the Mississippi River


Dead on the Trail

Dead on the Trail Susan Williamson Cactus Mystery Press An imprint of Blue Fortune Enterprises, LLC Cactus Mystery Press Titles by Susan Williamson Madeline Jones Mysteries: Desert Tail Tangled Tail Cozy Mysteries: Dead on the Trail ...

Dead on the Trail

Molly and her husband, John, are professional horse trainers. They love living on a farm in rural North Carolina, they love caring for the horses, and they mostly love teaching others to ride. When John leaves to judge a horse show, Molly stays behind to take care of the horses and students. Her dog, Bingo, is by her side for everything, including finding a body in the woods… Soon Molly and John are sorting through clues to help catch a killer, but they will have to work fast because this one is a little too close to home.

The Gardener s Year

Where the mystery lies I can't say; yet mystery there must be, if we are to search for it and reverence it. There are cacti just like porcupines, cucumbers, marrows, candlesticks, jugs, priests' caps, snakes' nests; they are covered ...

The Gardener s Year

A lighthearted mock-treatise reflects upon the pains and rewards of tending a small garden plot. "This very entertaining volume with its delightfully humorous pictures should be read by all gardeners." — Nature.

The Gardener s Year Illustrated by Josef Capek

Where the mystery lies I can't say; yet mystery there must be, if we are to search for it and reverence it. There cacti just like porcupines, cucumbers, marrows, candlesticks, jugs, priests' caps, snakes' nests; they are covered with ...

The Gardener s Year   Illustrated by Josef Capek

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Roses Love Garlic

Cactus The origin of the bizarre Cactus family is shrouded in mystery. Botanists theorize that the first cacti evolved from roses because their lavish, showy flowers closely resemble roses in shape and structure.

Roses Love Garlic

From the beloved gardening author of Carrots Love Tomatoes comes a companion planting how-to guide full of flower lore and other secrets for your garden. From deterring insect pests with hot peppers to encouraging strawberries by bordering them with chrysanthemums, Louise Riotte shows you how to use the natural qualities of common plants to increase your garden’s productivity. Roses Love Garlic profiles hundreds of plants, features sample garden designs, and includes recipes for using your harvest to make herbal cosmetics, medicinal mixtures, and plant-based dyes. With gardening expert Louise Riotte’s sage advice, as well as her own beautiful illustrations throughout this book, you’ll enjoy learning about the fascinating ways plants work together as you tend to a thriving and bountiful garden.

The Mystery of the Walking Cactus

LoneStar travels to the desert to help a tribe of Navaho bears when they experience a wave of mysterious sheep-rustling.

The Mystery of the Walking Cactus

LoneStar travels to the desert to help a tribe of Navaho bears when they experience a wave of mysterious sheep-rustling.

The Sharon Cactus Guide

THE Cactus crankiness developed in early life with me . Was probably about fourteen ... My first Cactus was probably Opuntia Vulgare , or Opuntia Apentia , as some botanists call it . ... Oh ! Its end is obscured in a cloud of mystery .

The Sharon Cactus Guide


Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine

And when we think of cacti we think of the desert . But how the desert supports life , both animal and plant , is shrouded in mystery . Most people have a very rudimentary understanding of the desert . People who visit the desert for ...

Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine

Examines the health benefits of the prickly pear cactus, summarizing the literature and research on its use in treating diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, and other ailments, and including information about application and dosage.

Cactus and Succulent Journal

In the old mystery of Pachycereus orcuttii re- part the fault may be with the table , which doubtmained * , and a new mystery was added . Tess is inaccurate in the estimates for various The unknown plant resembles Bergerocactus ...

Cactus and Succulent Journal