The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope is an unconventional and passionately romantic love story that is as breathtaking and wondrous as The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. During WWII, teenager Evelyn Roe is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina, where she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier on their property. She rescues him, and it quickly becomes clear he is not a man…and not one of us. The rescued body recovers at an unnatural speed, and just as fast, Evelyn and Adam fall deeply in love. In The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, Rhonda Riley reveals the exhilarating, terrifying mystery inherent in all relationships: No matter how deeply we love someone, and no matter how much we will sacrifice for them, we can only know them so well…
Author: Lynn Williams
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Many people are searching for ways to bring richness and meaning back into their lives. Rituals provide powerful tools for doing this, and for facilitating personal transformation and spiritual development. As well as providing opportunities for peace and focus in a busy day, they encourage reconnection with the world around us, and with ourselves. Rituals for an Enchanted Life will help us to energise, connect with, process and release or anchor our thoughts and feelings. They include--Rituals for use at home, creating sanctuaries, attracting positive energies --Ways to create magical places - using altars as personal 'power points'--Empowering rituals for improving relationships, for enhancing or changing them --Ways to release negativity and achieve personal goals--Rituals for use at work, in the office, and throughout the year-
Step into the woods - refuge and escape and home. Some go there to hike or fish. The people and projects presented in this book do so much more. Join them as they gather honey from wild hives and pick mushrooms from beneath secretive oaks. Build a cabin of your own, or a look out up in the treetops. Bike trails, walking paths, woodcrafts. Anything and everything to experience the forest, both architectural and intangible. With profiles and essays that inspire us to step off the beaten path and photographs that bring the experience home, Wildside is the guide to modern outdoor activities. Obi Kaufman's works of poetry and illustration echo the feeling and vibrations of the California wilderness. Working within the realm of conservation and possessing a passion for defending the wilderness, his creations spin a thread of environmental awareness and artistic honesty. Christian Watson interweaves tradition with his perspective as a millennial. He sheds technology and creature comforts to live within the world and the landscape. Juniper Ridge captures the scent and essence of the wild; their dedicated crew is at home crafting around a campfire and foraging for ingredients off forest trails. These members of the cast of characters, and of hunters and gatherers, share the joy they receive from existing with and within nature, side by side with the murmurs and growls of the outdoors. Wildside is their collective narrative.
A much-needed antidote to our modern, assembly-line approach to childbirth, this new book is designed as a guide for all who wish to participate in the wondrous process of bringing new life into the world. Its ideas derive from two sources: the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, with its emphasis on body, mind, and spirit, and the latest Western scientific prenatal research. By integrating the best information from these two very different perspectives, this remarkable book gives readers the tools to ensure that our children are nourished by thoughts, words, and actions from the very moment of conception. Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives is rich in practical information, including strategies to help enliven the body intelligence of unborn babies by nourishing each of their five senses, as well as through Ayurvedically balanced nutrition and eating with awareness. Specific yoga poses and meditation techniques reduce the mother’s stress and improve the infant’s emotional environment, as do tips for conscious communication with a partner. Exercises prepare parents for the experience of childbirth itself, followed by natural approaches to dealing with the first weeks of parenting, from healing herbs to enhancing your milk supply to coping with postpartum depression. Inspiring, expansive, and remarkably informative, this unique book from acclaimed experts in mind-body medicine will profoundly enhance the experience of pregnancy and birth for both parents and baby. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Featuring fifty exciting practices to bring enchantment to your life, this long-awaited re-print edition of Patricia Telesco's well-loved work guides the reader through living successively in the elementally-based archetypes of the Healer, Teacher, Warrior, and Visionary, leading ultimately to a fuller and more satisfying life. Each exercise builds on the previous ones, and each archetype builds on the previous, making the whole consistent, easy to understand, and useful to everyone. Telesco, a prolific and beloved author, brings years of experience and insight to this well-crafted work, sure to be a favorite for years to come.
Author: Sveta Alenina
Release Date: 2019-01-28
Sveta's art is a state of consciousness as much as it is paper, pencils, and paint. How one can define this phenomenon? I considered myself fit to write about her art as I studied art all my life. First, as an artist, through countless art studios and five years of an art college, then as an art historian, as a philosopher of art, and then as a Jungian psychologist and philosopher. And now, looking at her addictive, colorful pages, I am at total loss. I am in awe. It is deeper than day can comprehend, â to borrow Nietzsche's expression, and layered with meaning one usually does not expect to find in art. First of all, Sveta's art is aesthetically beautiful. The composition, the flow and interaction of forms, the visual balance of the color are true. Her sense of when enough is enough is superb. Artist's Journal is a collection of the various artworks and musings of Sveta Alenina. This compilation of works ranges from Sveta's simple sketches to her short bursts of poetry. Consisting mostly of her various illustrations, this book is exactly what the title describes - the journal of an artist. If artworks could talk - this is how they would do it. Professor of art and art philosophy Olena Provencher.
Author: Katherine Woodward Thomas
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Family & Relationships
Are you frustrated by stymied relationships, missed connections, and the loneliness of the search for someone to spend the rest of your life with? Are you ready, instead, to find “The One”? In Calling in “The One,” Katherine Woodward Thomas shares her own personal experience to show women that in order to find the relationship that will last a lifetime, you have to be truly open and ready to create a loving, committed, romantic union. Calling in “The One” shows you how. Based on the Law of Attraction, which is the concept that we can only attract what we’re ready to receive, the provocative yet simple seven-week program in Calling in “The One” prepares you to bring forth the love you seek. For each of the 49 days of Thomas’s thoughtful and life-affirming plan, there is a daily lesson, a corresponding practice, and instruction for putting that lesson into action in your life. Meditation, visualization, and journaling exercises will gently lead you to recognize the obstacles on your path to love and provide ways to steer around them. At the end of those 49 days, you will be in the ideal emotional state to go out into the world and find “The One.” An inspirational approach that offers a radical new philosophy on relationships, Calling in “The One” is your guide to finding the love you seek.
The third volume of “one of the most remarkable diaries in the history of letters” (Los Angeles Times). This candid volume from the renowned diarist covers her years of struggle, and eventual triumph, as an author in America during World War II. “Transcending mere self-revelation . . . the diary examines human personality with a depth and understanding seldom surpassed since Proust . . . dream and fact are balanced and . . . in their joining lie the elements of masterpiece.” —The Washington Post “Just one page of Nin’s extraordinary diaries contains more sex, melodrama, fantasies, confessions, and observations than most novels, and reflects much about the human psyche we strive to repress.” —Booklist Edited and with a preface by Gunther Stuhlmann
Author: Brenda Knight
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Modern Art of Dark Magick At night it's easy to see yourself as you really are: artistic, elegant, romantic, Goth. You're part of something that's beyond all the clichéd answers manufactured by mainstream society. You already know what color black to wear or why despair is a healthy response to the current state of the world. You've got taste in poetry, literature, vampirism, and know it's mundane life that has to change, so that you can howl, brood, rage, and passionately express your inner demons! So why not use a grimoire of unique dark magick to do just that? Brenda Knight, a Goth Witch, knows how to demystify the many misrepresentations surrounding the Goth movement. She also understands how to celebrate its positive, vital spirit. In Goth Magick, she will teach you to: *Cast spells, perform ritual, and animate charms *Create and empower supernatural tools for a Goth altar of high-sheen black and blood red *Truly inhabit Goth temples and other sacred spaces with a knowledge of feng shui, astrology, and tarot *Know Goth mythology and the history of dark magick *Celebrate your individualism while maintaining a connection to the spiritual tribe And much, much more. Welcome to Witchcraft's new dark age.
Author: Skye Alexander
Publisher: Weiser Books
Release Date: 2019-03-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Use astrology to reconnect with the magickal forces around you Astrology and magick are links between the energies of the cosmos on the one hand and our earthly experience on the other. They are also powerful tools for understanding our place in the universe, connecting with its powers, and creating the life you want to live. In Magickal Astrology you’ll learn how to assess your birth chart, create your own magick toolbox, and work with planetary cycles, solar and lunar energies, eclipses, and more. The book also provides myriad ways to customize your toolkit by integrating the use of: Herbs and Other Botanicals Crystals and Gemstones Planetary Powers Magickal Symbols Here, veteran astrologer Skye Alexander shows you how to tap into the rhythms of the universe for balance and offers numerous ideas and inspiration for incorporating star power into your rituals, celebrations, and everyday life.
Explore the fascinating culture, history, geology, and folk literature of Finland. The authors present 20 representative stories including ancient tales from The Kalevala, humorous and moral tales (e.g., "The Selfish Housewife" and "The Magic Wish"), and a fictionalized account of a witch trial in the 1600s. Holiday traditions, proverbs and sayings, and traditional recipes embellish this collection and will tantalize and intrigue readers.