What would it take for us to restore, in ourselves and in our community, the sense of the sacred that is often lost in the fragmentation of modern life? What would it take for us to express our inner creativity to the world? Embodying the energy of the sacred rose assists us to reach our full potency. In this, the third book in the Rose Trilogy, the ability to access higher levels of sacred rose consciousness is facilitated through ceremonies, initiations and attunements. These ceremonies enhance our journey of personal destiny. It pre-supposes an understanding of the existence of a dynamic and enveloping world of energetic vibration coexisting with our material world. This energy is deep, all-pervasive and central to the depth of our understanding of ourselves as we take the most adventurous journey of all – the journey within. Enjoy the journey of the rose!
Author: Dr. Nirupama
Publisher: Sapna Book House (P) Ltd.
Release Date: 2012-05-11
The great heroine of the First war of India Freedom. She lived for only twenty-two years. She became a widow in her eighteenth year. Jhansi, of which she was the queen, was in the grip of the cunning, cruel British. She was the embodiment of patriotism, self-respect and heroism. She was the queen of a small state, but the empress of a limitless empire of glory.
Hers is the show business saga you think you already know--but you ain't seen nothin' yet. Rose Thompson Hovick, mother of June Havoc and Gypsy Rose Lee, went down in theatrical history as "The Stage Mother from Hell" after her immortalization on Broadway in Gypsy: A Musical Fable. Yet the musical was 75 percent fictionalized by playwright Arthur Laurents and condensed for the stage. Rose's full story is even more striking. Born fearless on the North Dakota prairie in 1891, Rose Thompson had a kind father and a gallivanting mother who sold lacy finery to prostitutes. She became an unhappy teenage bride whose marriage yielded two entrancing daughters, Louise and June. When June was discovered to be a child prodigy in ballet, capable of dancing en pointe by the age of three, Rose, without benefit of any theatrical training, set out to create onstage opportunities for her magical baby girl--and succeeded. Rose followed her own star and created two more in dramatic and colorful style: "Baby June" became a child headliner in vaudeville, and Louise grew up to be the well-known burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. The rest of Mama Rose's remarkable story included love affairs with both men and women, the operation of a "lesbian pick-up joint" where she sold homemade bathtub gin, wild attempts to extort money from Gypsy and June, two stints as a chicken farmer, and three allegations of cold-blooded murder--all of which was deemed unfit for the script of Gypsy. Here, at last, is the rollicking, wild saga that never made it to the stage.
Author: Garry Douglas Kilworth
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-03-21
This is the new 'Fancy Jack' Crossman novel. The Indian Mutiny has almost run its course, but there are still battles to be fought before the uprising is finally put down. Lieutenant Jack Crossman, posted to India from his adventures in the Crimea, finds himself plagued by one Captain Deighnton, who seems determined to duel with him to the death. The reason for Deighnton's animosity appears to run deeper than a simple exchange of insults. When Jack is abducted following the Battle of Bareilly, and accused in his absence of desertion, he has to fight to clear his name - only to find Deighnton waiting for yet another, perhaps final duel...
A little girl, Manikarnika, with an uncanny sense of her own destiny, grew up to be none other than the brave queen of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmibai. Trained in horse riding and the martial arts from an early age, Manu was married to Gangadhar Rao, the Maharaja of Jhansi, when she was thirteen. Soon after her husband’s death, the reins of the kingdom passed on to her, and she took up this responsibility undeterred and fearless. When Jhansi faced the danger of annexation, she fought against the British with unflinching courage, losing her life in the course of the battle. She has since become one of the most inspiring heroes of the freedom struggle and a much-admired role model. Deepa Agarwal chronicles the life and times of this legendary character in a gripping narrative, drawing a colourful portrait of bravery. This riveting account also includes nuggets of information about the eventful year 1857, making for a fascinating read.
Author: David More
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
TEN GENERATIONS is a family saga that follows the Watt family, generation by generation, from Edinburgh in the late 1500s to colonial New York, through the American Revolution, back to the Channel Islands, and then to Canada, where the family settles in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The family rises to prominence in Edinburgh, then emigrates to colonial New York in the early 1700s. There, they are at the pinnacle of society, but are torn apart by Revolution and war. Forced into exile in Britain, the descendants of one branch return to the continent and settle near Montreal, where they once again become important in the cultural and political life of Quebec and Canada in the 1800s and 1900s. The author uses primary source materials such as personal letters, anecdotes, and illustrations from family collections and fits these expertly into the historical context of the times to provide a dramatic, readable and entertaining account of the family's history -- of fortunes made and lost, of war and revolution, of personal tragedy and triumph. Ten Generations provides an intriguing personal window into the real history of the times and into the lives of this interesting family.
Author: James C. McNaughton
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Military art and science
"Offers an overview of the Army's history in this rapidly changing region. It describes how the Army's involvement began with an expedition to seize Manila from Spain in 1898, which led to a protracted campaign against Philippine insurgents. When Japan attacked in 1941, the Army fought back as part of a joint and multinational team in some of the most far-reaching campaigns in history, after which the Army became responsible for post-conflict operations in Japan, Okinawa, South Korea, and the Philippines. During the Cold War, the Army fought hot wars in Korea and Vietnam. After the Vietnam War, the Army provided regional stability, a shield against aggression, and engagement with allies and partners as the region experienced unprecedented growth. This broad historical perspective reveals some enduring lessons: the vast distances and diversity of terrain and weather, the necessity for joint and multinational operations, and the need for a versatile, adaptive, and agile force"--Publisher's website.