Winged Pharaoh

Winged Pharaoh

As a child, the astonishing Joan Grant became aware of her uncanny "Far Memory," the ability to recall past incarnations who had lived in long-ago times and far-flung places. Her seven historical novels stand out for their vividness and rich detail. For Joan, these books were not works of the imagination but personal recollections of her previous lives. In Winged Pharaoh, Joan Grant tells the story of Sekeeta, the Pharaoh's daughter. The ancient Egyptians reserved the title of "Winged Pharaoh" for ruler-priests who possessed extra-sensory powers. When Sekeeta demonstrates psychic abilities, she is sent to the temple and trained to recall past lives. Upon the death of her father, she becomes a "Winged Pharaoh" - both priestess and Pharaoh - and leads her country with enlightenment. The most famous of Joan Grant's "Far Memory" novels, this book brings the grandeur, beauty, and mystery of ancient Egypt to life. Upon Winged Pharaoh's original publication in 1937, the New York Times called it "an unusual book that shines with fire."

Moseley Miscellany

Moseley Miscellany

Sangharakshita, founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order, moved to Moseley, Birmingham in 1997. He was in his early 70s and stayed there 16 years. In some ways it was one of the most important periods of his life: he was handing on his responsibilities to senior disciples. What was it like to be Sangharakshita then? This miscellany of prose and verse brings us right into the life and mind of the author. These are not 'Buddhist teachings' in the traditional sense but the output of someone whose whole life has been lived in and for the Dharma.

Ancient Egypt in the Popular Imagination

Building a Fantasy in Film, Literature, Music and Art

Ancient Egypt in the Popular Imagination

Ancient Egypt has long been a source of fascination in Western popular culture. Movies such as The Mummy (1932, 1959), Biblical epics like The Ten Commandments (1923, 1956), and pharaonic films like Cleopatra (1934, 1963) and The Egyptian (1954) have all recreated the glamour and allure of Egyptian art and civilization for Western audiences. This work traces how these and other films were inspired by writers like Bram Stoker and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and by the art of Victorian painters. Similarly, it shows how the soundtracks to such films belong to a Romantic musical tradition stretching back beyond Verdi and Mozart. Exploring these artistic endeavors addresses the question of whether the fantasy of ancient Egypt represents racist misunderstandings of a far more significant reality, or a way for Western culture to understand itself.

How to Survive Spiritually in Our Times, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 16

How to Survive Spiritually in Our Times, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 16

Harold Klemp's stories are your stories. They're about people like you. They're about extraordinary experiences. Heartwarming experiences. Small miracles and gifts from God that happen in your everyday life. The spiritual good news of today. Take the story of Rebecca, who is told by doctors that she'll never have children. She really wants children of her own. She opens herself to Divine Spirit and asks, "If there's any way for me to have my own children, please let it be so." She practices techniques included in this book and, working with Divine Spirit, reinvents herself. The direction and insight she receives, one day bring her a miracle. A child of her own. A master storyteller, Harold Klemp weaves stories, tools, and techniques into the golden fabric of his books to help you see deeper truths within and apply them in your life now. He speaks directly to Soul--that divine, eternal spark--the real you. The survivor. Spiritual survival is only the starting point in your spiritual life. Harold Klemp shows you how to thrive!

The Spirit Book

The Encyclopedia of Clairvoyance, Channeling, and Spirit Communication

The Spirit Book

The fascinating history of Spiritualism is coaxed into the material realm as the object of this perceptive and sweeping overview by that legendary author of the occult and supernatural, Raymond Buckland. Containing more than 500 entries and 100 illustrations, The Spirit Book is the comprehensive encyclopedia to Spiritualism and its related subjects. Plus it provides full biographies of every prominent person connected to the field. Drawing on decades of research, writing, and transcendence, Buckland describes sundry methods of channeling, events associated with Spiritualism, including séances and exorcism, organizations focused on clairvoyance, and a colorful host of mortals—famous and infamous—who delved into Spiritualism. Nostradamus, Helena Blavatsky, and Edgar Cayce receive their due, as well as Joan of Arc, William Blake, Susan B. Anthony, Winston Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mahatma Gandhi, Harry Houdini, and Mae West (look up and see her sometime). It explores Qabbalah, Sibyls, Fairies, Poltergeists; phenomena such as intuition and karma; objects useful in the attempt to cross the divide, including tarot cards, flower reading, and runes; and related practices such as Shamanism, transfiguration, meditation, and mesmerism.

Strange Divisions and Alien Territories

The Sub-Genres of Science Fiction

Strange Divisions and Alien Territories

Strange Divisions and Alien Territories explores the sub-genres of science fiction from the perspectives of a range of top SF authors. Combining a critical viewpoint with the exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing authors working in the field, contributors include Michael Swanwick, Catherine Asaro and Paul di Filippo.

Far Memory

The Autobiography of Joan Grant

Far Memory

During the last twenty years, seven books of mine have been published as historical novels which to me are biographies of previous lives I have known. Far Memory is the autobiography of my ¬rst thirty years in the twentieth century. From early childhood, often to my extreme discomfort, I was sometimes aware beyond the usual range of the ¬ve senses. I tried to ignore the implications of this awareness, but it was too insistent; so in an attempt to understand what was happening I laboriously trained the faculty of far memory. This book describes, among other things, how I did so and what happened to me as the result. "Twenty years ago a book was published that electrified the world, a story set in ancient Egypt, entitled Winged Pharaoh. It was written by a young woman called Joan Grant. Now a book is published, Far Memory, which is Joan Grant's autobiography. It tells how Winged Pharaoh came to be written. It is the most touching, most amusing, most astonishing real life story I have ever read." - Nancy Spain, London Daily Express