Eric Banyon, a student a Juilliard, has his hands full dealing with a visiting Healer, a banjo-playing Bard, his daughter, a dragon, and school, but now he has to save the world from Aerune mac Audelaine, an evil elf lord who blames humans ...
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Baen Books
The evil elf lord Aerune, whose love was killed by mortal men, is determined to destroy the human race. Eric Banyon's only hope of stopping Aerune is to trap him inside a magical maze.
They were Guardians, the living Lightning Spirits. Behind them was a circle of
thirteen stones painted white. Again, the thirteen turns of the Voladore flyers and
my understanding of the calendar brought insight to the situation. They were the ...
Author: Craig E. Kodros
What begins as an anthropological study is transformed by a strange coincidence into a mystical journey of life and death. Based on a true first-hand account, The Lightning Spirits will take you into a lost world where myth and reality meet. A journey back in time. The book reveals ancient knowledge hidden in the mythology and ceremonial practices found deep in the mountains of Mexico. Beginning in the microcosm of a small traditional village, this book offers a rare in-depth view of a practicing shaman healer and provides unique insights into the near-death experience. Transcending borders, The Lightning Spirits then journeys into the deep antiquity and global significance of shaman healers worldwide. Much of the information in this book is endangered and of historical significance.
One of the most powerful among them was a sky spirit called the White Lightning
Tengri. He was said to ride a white horse because lightning appears to be white
when it strikes in the night sky. Shamans (see pp.268–69) also rode white ...
Author: Philip Wilkinson
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Explore the world's great myths and legends, brought to life in this enthralling retelling of age-old stories passed down from generation to generation From the heroes of Ancient Greece to The Dreaming of Australian aborigines, here are the myths that, thousands of years after they were first told, are still relevant today. Unravel the meaning and context behind the myths, understand their cultural significance and discover the characters and themes. Famous artworks and artefacts exploring scenes from myths are explored and annotated revealing the symbolism and meaning behind them.
... to the cardinal directions from which the Mountain Spirits guard the Chiricahua
against all sickness and danger. ... White lightning flashes in these moccasins; White lightning streaks in angular path; I am the lightning flashing and streaking!
Author: Morris Edward Opler
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A majority of ethnographer Morris Edward Opler’s research was done on Native American groups of the American Southwest. He studied specifically the Chiricahua Indians, who were the subjects of one of his most famous books, An Apache Life-Way: The Economic, Social, and Religious Institutions of the Chiricahua Indians. Opler studied many Native American groups, but the Apache were a main focus of his. An Apache Life-Way traces the life of an Apache year by year. Rather than a history, the book explains the day-to-day Apache experience, detailing the chronological order of one’s life. The lifestyle described in the book is from a time before the Americans started the long era of hostile interactions with the Apache. The people designated as “Apache” in this book are those who spoke the Apache language in the area that is now New Mexico, Arizona, Sonora, and Chihuahua. There were many smaller sub-groups that populated these areas, three of them different groups of the Chiricahua Apache. An Apache Life-Way is divided into several main parts: Childhood; Maturation; Social Relations of Adults; Folk Beliefs, Medical Practice, and Shamanism; Maintenance of the Household; Marital and Sexual Life; The Round of Life; Political Organization and Status; and Death, Mourning, and the Underworld. Each section is divided into more specific subcategories that explore each phase of life and the rituals associated with it. Originally published in 1941, An Apache Life-Way remains one of the most important and innovative studies of south-western Native Americans. “First-class...in the best ethnographic tradition. It fills a great gap in our anthropological knowledge and...deserves to be one of the most used of American tribal records.”—Ruth Benedict, author of Patterns of Culture
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and cities absin in, 108 agave spirits in, 105 apple brandy in, 91 brandy in, 88
Calvados in, ... See also moonshine whiskey White Lightening, 17 white lightning
Author: Bill Owens
Publisher: Quarry Books
This book is a backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and more. The reader, the ultimate spirits aficionado, will learn how water and grain are transformed into the full range exquisite, timeless liquors. There are few books available that explore the actual craft of distilling in such detail. Most of the other spirits books chronicle the historical side of the distilling world or focus on the flavors of various vintages. Our book will be the consummate insider's guide to distilling techniques. Bill Owens' original photography, the result of two cross-country road trips, offers comprehensive illustration of the microdistilling world.
Some of the people were having difficulty accepting that white men were helping
with the lodge. After all, this ceremony is ... The first day of the ceremony begins
at sun rise with the lighting of the ceremony fire. Everyone attends and there ...
Author: James B. Beard
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Narrative of the experiences of a white man living a middle class life in New Hampshire who begins a search for meaning and discovers the teachings of the Ojibwe Indians.
Let us now pass to the impersonators of the Gan Spirits . ... White lightning
flashes in these moccasins White lightning streaks in angular path I am the lightning flashing and streaking A complex identity is established both through
the voice of ...
Author: Aleida Assmann
Der 9. Band der Reihe behandelt das Thema der Identität, allerdings von einer ganz anderen Seite, von seinem Gegenbegriff der Verwandlung aus. Es geht dabei um die Frage: Was ist der Mensch? Ist er der Verwandlungskünstler, Rollenspieler, Maskenträger gegenüber der Welt der Tiere, die sich immer treu bleiben und immer dieselben sind? Hat er sich im Laufe der Kulturgeschichte vom archaischen Menschen, der als Schamane Tiergestalt annimmt, als Benandante zum Werwolf wird, im Ritus ein Leopard ist, zum modernen Menschen entwickelt, der sich festlegen muß und festgelegt wird auf eine Identität, die ihm zum stahlhart unentrinnbaren Gehäuse wird? Und welche Rolle spielt die Schrift in diesem Prozeß? Bedeutet der Gegensatz von Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit zugleich den Übergang von der labilen zur stabilen, zugeschriebenen und festgeschriebenen Identität? Diese und andere Fragen werden an archaischen Gesellschaften und Werken der Hochkultur ebenso erörtert wie an popkulturellen Phänomenen der Gegenwart.
As a result of this report , a new White Lightning Prohibition Ordinance was
enacted in 1953 providing much heavier ... on the sale of spirits to Africans , and
making possible the local manufacture of spirits ( other than White Lightning ) .
In one representation the two elements were imaged by means of the black bird
of Sut and the white bird, or golden hawk, of Horus. ... white man thus born is the
flash of light or lightning imaged by an anthropomorphic figure of speech.
Author: Gerald Massey
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
The two primary elements were those of darkness and light: Sut was the power of darkness, Horus the power of light. In one representation the two elements were imaged by means of the black bird of Sut and the white bird, or golden hawk, of Horus. Thus we can identify two elemental powers, as old as night and day, which are primeval in universal mythology; and these two powers, or animistic souls, were divinized as the two gods Sut and Horus with the two birds of darkness and light, the black vulture and the gold hawk depicted back to back as their two representative types or personal totems. from Elemental and Ancestral Spirits, or The Gods and the Glorified It goes unappreciated by modern Egyptologists, but it is embraced by those who savor the concept of a hidden history of humanity, and those who approach all human knowledge from the perspective of the esoteric. Gerard Massey 's massive Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World first published in 1907 and the crowning achievement of the self-taught scholar redefines the roots of Christianity via Egypt, proposing that Egyptian mythology was the basis for Jewish and Christian beliefs. Here, Cosimo proudly presents Book 3 of Ancient Egypt, in which Massey explains how the original elemental spirits of early humans were transformed into deities, and how the concept of a soul developed from animalistic representations of natural forces. Peculiar and profound, this work will intrigue and delight readers of history, religion, and mythology. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828 1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and The Natural Genesis.
Rosemary Edghill's Bast (a.k.a. Karen Hightower) is a modern-day witch and amateur detective whose investigations lead her through the colorful and exotic world of New York's occult underground. In Book of Moons, a series of puzzling thefts serves as a prelude to a shocking murder whose origins lurk centuries in the past. Every witch has a Book of Shadows: part recipe book, part liturgy, and part diary. Now someone is looking for one very odd, very special Book--and is willing to kill for it. Bast has few suspects and fewer clues, but where there's a witch, there's a way. "Edghill portrays this New York subculture with humor and panache and provides a unique, if sometimes cynical, perspective. Recommended." - Library Journal At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Spectacular lightning crackles beneath a towering white thunderhead , torrential
rain pelts a few acres of the desert , and then the storm blows through , bringing
its life - giving water to the next valley . Pueblo people see kachina spirits in those
Author: Stephen H. Lekson
Publisher: UNM Press
Eighty-five black-and-white photos and accompanying essays share the beauty of the canyons and mesas of the Colorado Plateau and the history of the resourceful inhabitants.
Emele's right hand glowed white, and his sword appeared. Patter turned around
and ... Gold lightning struck upon Emele's body, and an explosion occurred. Gold
fire swirled around ... you think that?” “Because of what Nedd said 31 Cold Spirits
Author: Marques Peterson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Greed and Passion Battle in Cold Spirits The first book of a new fantasy-adventure series A fantasy adventure, brimming with magic and action, awaits readers as author Marques Peterson weaves the first installment of his new book series. In his newly published book, Cold Spirits: Greed vs. Passion, he takes readers to Planet Enigmaah where villages are trying to survive and struggling to be safe from the darkness thats quietly brewing and lurking around them. In this first book, the author introduces everyone to an interesting ensemble of characters. Theres Jeen, who hails from Soury Village which was recently burned to the ground by the wicked mofas, and then theres Emele, who is a young male sorcerer with a quest. In a fateful encounter, they meet for the first timeEmele rescuing Jeen from three mofas. They learn that they are both on a mission towards the village of Westco: Jeen to ask aid from the Westco soldiers because of the destruction brought about by the mofas, and Emele to search for something significant there. But with other powerful beings also in motionand posing as obstacles in their pursuit, can Jeen and Emele ever accomplish what they are supposed to do? Readers are about to find out as they follow them in the first book of the Cold Spirits series. Peterson deftly weaves this fictional novel by bringing together sorcery, drama, personal struggles, fascinating plot, action, and engaging characters. For more information on this book, log on to www.Xlibris.com.
was more than just the hypocrisy or racism of religious people that convinced
Mingus: “God is white, 'cause the white ... The same Mingus who hurled lightning
bolts at “old America” said “[s]omebody—the God of love or someone—seems to
Author: Jason C. Bivins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In Spirits Rejoice! Jason Bivins explores the relationship between American religion and American music, and the places where religion and jazz have overlapped. Much writing about jazz tends toward glorified discographies or impressionistic descriptions of the actual sounds. Rather than providing a history, or series of biographical entries, Spirits Rejoice! takes to heart a central characteristic of jazz itself and improvises, generating a collection of themes, pursuits, reoccurring foci, and interpretations. Bivins riffs on interviews, liner notes, journals, audience reception, and critical commentary, producing a work that argues for the centrality of religious experiences to any legitimate understanding of jazz, while also suggesting that jazz opens up new interpretations of American religious history. Bivins examines themes such as musical creativity as related to specific religious traditions, jazz as a form of ritual and healing, and jazz cosmologies and metaphysics. Spirits Rejoice! connects Religious Studies to Jazz Studies through thematic portraits, and a vast number of interviews to propose a new, improvisationally fluid archive for thinking about religion, race, and sound in the United States. Bivins's conclusions explore how the sound of spirits rejoicing challenges not only prevailing understandings of race and music, but also the way we think about religion. Spirits Rejoice! is an essential volume for any student of jazz, American religion, or American culture.
Use white light to fill the room, and call upon your guardian spirits. If you are
specifically unaware of your guardian ... leaving you free to do other things.
Before lighting it, bless the incense with your intention of sacred space and
Author: Christopher Penczak
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
From ancient Egyptians to modern-day witches, King Solomon to Native American shamans, individuals throughout time have possessed the power to work with the spirit world. But it's not necessary to be a Tibetan holy man or ghost hunter to communicate with the other side. Everyone has friends beyond the veil, as author Christopher Penczak explains, "A spirit ally is a being in the unseen realms who, for whatever reason, decides to aid, befriend, protect, or teach us while we live our own Earthwalk." He dispels the shadowy ambiguity and fear surrounding the existence of these spiritual entities, shares compelling personal anecdotes, and offers straightforward techniques--such as relaxation, automatic writing, and oracle interpretation--to help readers contact their own guides. Through 30 simple exercises, Spirit Allies helps readers find their Power Animal, dream journey, speak with devas, communicate with ancestors and ascended masters, meet their personal spirit allies, and much more.
Of all the sobriquets , white lightning is the most graphic and perhaps the most
popular . Nobody knows exactly why this term caught on and lasted so long as a
nickname . But pioneers were said to have considered that a bolt of white lightning ...
P11 "THE ABOVE WORLD UNIVERSE": Earth line with stylized trees, cloud, and lightning symbols, central row of fou; ... I P12 "CEREMONIAL CLOWNS": Two
dancing "Koshare" clowns, with black and white horizontal body stripes, white
My abuela was standing before her boveda, lighting a white candle to her
guardian spirits. Dressed in her usual white loosefitting cotton dress and white
scarf, she silently prayed, ignoring my presence. Abuela's beaded necklaces
peeked out ...
Author: Marta Moreno Vega
Publisher: One World
Long cloaked in protective secrecy, demonized by Western society, and distorted by Hollywood, Santería is at last emerging from the shadows with an estimated 75 million orisha followers worldwide. In The Altar of My Soul, Marta Moreno Vega recounts the compelling true story of her journey from ignorance and skepticism to initiation as a Yoruba priestess in the Santería religion. This unforgettable spiritual memoir reveals the long-hidden roots and traditions of a centuries-old faith that originated on the shores of West Africa. As an Afro-Puerto Rican child in the New York barrio, Marta paid little heed to the storefront botanicas full of spiritual paraphernalia or to the Catholic saints with foreign names: Yemayá, Ellegua, Shangó. As an adult, in search of a religion that would reflect her racial and cultural heritage, Marta was led to the Way of the Saints. She came to know Santería intimately through its prayers and rituals, drumming and dancing, trances and divination that spark sacred healing energy for family, spiritual growth, and service to others. Written by one who is a professor and a santera priestess, The Altar of My Soul lays before us an electrifying and inspiring faith–one passed down from generation to generation that vitalizes the sacred energy necessary to build a family, a community, and a strong, loving society.
The heyoka spirit is said to come to those who have dreams or visions of thunder
and / or lightning . ... However , as full - blooded Dakota Durwin WhiteLightning
explains in this interview , the heyoka spirit is really the mirror in each of us that ...
I use the sound of the Mountain Spirit rattling his headdress as he dances to the
fire . By means of it , I ... Spirit . White Lightning flashes in these moccasins ; White
lightning streaks in angular path ; I am the lightning flashing and streaking !
Author: Peter Aleshire
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Looks at the life of Cochise, the only Native American to win a battle against the Americans, revealing the intricate relationship between the Apache and the Mexicans and the bewilderment of the Apache leaders in dealing with the unfathomable white world.
In the middle of the Holy Mountain , In the middle of its body , stands a hut , Brush
- built , for the Black Mountain Spirit . White Lightning flashes in these moccasins ;
White Lightning streaks in angular path ; I am the lightning flashing and ...
Author: Peter Aleshire
Publisher: Castle Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Geronimo and General George Crook were born to destroy each other. And they did--the perfect enemies, perfectly embodying the tragic strenghts and weaknesses of their respective cultures. No confrontation more powerfully captures the relentless, irreconcilable struggle between Native Americans and whites than the Apache Wars--the final and longest running of the North American Indian Wars. At the heart of that bitter and violent conflict lies the intriguing story of two of history's most brilliant strategists--united by their fierce loyalty to their peoples, yet divided by their warring bloods.