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The essential prerequisite for working with crystals successfully is to understand the most effective methods for cleansing, purifying, and recharging them, as thoroughly discussed and evaluated in this conveniently sized guidebook. Users of crystals for their healing energies will learn how their tools become impure and corrupted as well as how to adequately purify them from foreign energies and information. The instructions are demonstrated through a complete cleansing ceremony that can be used on all crystals, including jewelry. Other topics covered include the external cleaning of jewelry for purely aesthetic purposes and the correct application of crystals for cleansing rooms.
Effective and healthy remedies produced by infusing water with appealing crystalline energies are carefully described in this informative manual. The first part covers aspects of preparation, featuring deceptively simple processes such as the boiling method, the water vapor method, and the test tube method-all of which can be easily mastered by crystal healing enthusiasts. After outlining the correct methods to use and listing poisonous crystals as a safety precaution, the book examines more than 100 usable crystals and 34 special mixtures, revealing their intended uses and effects for the optimum in therapeutic results.
The Complete Guide to Crystal Astrology assigns a crystal element to each of the 360 degrees of the zodiac.
From acne and cataracts to sprains and vomiting, this reference lists more than 100 medical conditions and describes the physical symptoms, psychological ramifications, and correct healing gemstones for each. The most effective form of the gem is specified-a polished pocket stone rather than a necklace, for example-and in some cases more than one kind of crystal is described to be effective. A comprehensive appendix with color photos of all prescribed gemstones, a guide to assembling basic home crystal kits, and a bibliography are included.
A comprehensive directory of all the gemstones currently used in healing, along with information and illustrations of each crystal.
Featuring a wealth of additional material, this book explains the meaning and the importance of orbs-the physical presence of angels found in digital photographs-in a wider and more advanced context. With nearly 50 photographic examples accompanied by meditations to allow the energy of the orbs to be more fully absorbed, this advanced tool for ascension explores spirit guides and the angelic hierarchy in greater depth, including the powers, the chakras, the archangels, the Lords of Karma, and the Ascension Masters.
Ancient myths and legends are explained from a higher spiritual perspective in this guide to the amazing energetic beings known as unicorns. Whether aspiring to help the world at large or simply improve a small corner of it, enlightenment seekers can use the meditations, rituals, and ceremonies featured in the book to unleash the great abilities of these elusive spirit guides. Supported by the author's personal-connection experiences, unicorns are revealed not as mere fantasy, but rather similar in presence and power to angels.
Angels provide outlooks that can help resolve any human dilemma, whether social, political, historical, personal, sexual, or spiritual, and their enlightened approaches are recorded in this insightful and uplifting spiritual guide. True and inspiring personal stories prove that no problem is too difficult when angels are consulted, and numerous exercises and meditations are included to make listening to and understanding angels easier. These simple, clear, and compassionate answers are presented as a way of resolving trying issues and finding peace.
In this remarkable novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener draws on his unparalleled gift for storytelling, his deep understanding of American society, and his own life experiences to illuminate the challenges of aging and the folly of youth. As the new director of a Florida retirement home known as the Palms, Andy Zorn suffers no shortage of loving support from his "elders," a group of five passionate, outspoken residents. Still, Andy's shortcomings tear him apart. But when he meets an extraordinary young woman who has been forced to rebuild her life after suffering crippling injuries, he finds himself falling in love. And with a few gentle jabs from his more mature friends, he discovers a wonderful new purpose in life. Praise for Recessional "The best moments in the novel occur when the characters disclose what's in their hearts and minds with rueful, snappy humor."--The New York Times Book Review "Michener hooks you with wonderfully humorous scenes. These are then interwoven between the moments of pain and heartache brought about by life choices we all must make."--Tulsa World "Engaging . . . One will be drawn into the novelist's world. . . . The lush natural setting provides James Michener plenty to show and tell."--The Washington TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener, whose novels hurtle from the far reaches of history to the dark corners of the world, paints an intoxicating portrait of a land whose past and present are as turbulent, fascinating, and colorful as any other on Earth. When an American journalist travels to report on the upcoming duel between two great matadors, he is ultimately swept up in the dramatic story of his own Mexican ancestry--from the brilliance and brutality of the ancients, to the iron fist of the invading Spaniards, to modern Mexico, fighting through dust and bloodshed to build a nation upon the ashes of revolution. Architectural splendors, frenzied bullfights, horrific human sacrifice: Michener weaves them all into an epic human story that ranks with the best of his beloved bestselling novels. Praise for Mexico "Michener the storyteller at his finest . . . There are splendid and authentic scenes in the plaza de toros that are as dramatic as any written by Ernest Hemingway or Barnaby Conrad."--The New York Times Book Review "Astounding . . . fast-moving, intriguing . . . Michener is back in huge, familiar form with Mexico."--Los Angeles Daily News "An enthralling story . . . Michener artfully combines the history of Mexico with the art of bullfighting, teaching the reader about both and telling a grand story at the same time."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A novel of epic proportions, abounding in visual and historical detail."--Richmond Times-DispatchFrom the Paperback edition.
In this riveting, ambitious novel from James A. Michener, the renowned chronicler of epic history turns his extraordinary imagination to a world he knew better than anyone: the world of books. Lukas Yoder, a novelist who has enjoyed a long, successful career, has finished what he believes to be his final work. Then a tragedy strikes in his community, and he becomes obsessed with writing about it. Meanwhile, Yoder's editor fights to preserve her integrity--and her author--as her firm becomes the target of a corporate takeover; a local critic who teaches literature struggles with his ambitions and with his feelings about Yoder's success; and a devoted reader holds the key to solving the mystery that haunts Yoder's hometown. Praise for The Novel "Michener explores some of the deepest issues raised by narrative literature."--The New York Times "A good, old-fashioned, sink-your-teeth-into-it story . . . The Novel lets us see an unfamiliar side of the author, at the same time portraying the delicate, complex relationship among editors, agents and writers."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "Michener loves literature, and his information about some of his favorite reading is almost as alluring as his explanation of how to handle a manuscript."--Associated Press "So absorbing you simply will not want [it] to end."--Charleston News & CourierFrom the Paperback edition.
One of the premier novelists of the twentieth century, James A. Michener captures a frenzied time when sane men and women risked their very lives in a forbidding Arctic land to win a dazzling and elusive prize: Yukon gold. In 1897, gold fever sweeps the world. The promise of untold riches lures thousands of dreamers from all walks of life on a perilous trek toward fortune, failure--or death. Journey is an immersive account of the adventures of four English aristocrats and their Irish servant as they haul across cruel Canadian terrain toward the Klondike gold fields. Vivid and sweeping, featuring Michener's probing insights into the follies and grandeur of the human spirit, this is the kind of novel only he could write. Praise for Journey "Stunning . . . Michener at his best."--Houston Chronicle "Michener brings sharply into focus the hardships encountered by those who dreamed of striking it rich."--Associated Press "Michener has amassed a peerless reputation as the heralded dean of the historical tome. . . . Journey is a book that envelops the reader in an atmosphere of hazardous escapades."--Richmond Times-Dispatch "Remarkable . . . superb literature."--The Pittsburgh PressFrom the Hardcover edition.
James A. Michener's masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners. The Nxumalos, inhabitants of a peaceful village unchanged for centuries, unite warrior tribes into the powerful Zulu nation. And the wealthy Saltwoods are missionaries and settlers who join the masses to influence the wars and politics that ravage a nation. Rivalries and passions spill across the land of The Covenant, a story of courage and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal, as generations fight to forge a new world. Praise for The Covenant "A prodigious endeavor . . . Nowhere else could an American reader unfamiliar with South Africa get so full an understanding of its problems in so engaging a form."--The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the Paperback edition.
In a comprehensive and compelling manner, this guide to the one of the world's most mysterious civilizations enables readers to tap into and harness the spiritual wisdom and power of Atlantis. With guidance on how to understand the profound truths of the Atlantean culture, the fascinating and inspiring lives of these ancients are fully divulged-from their social structures, beliefs, and practices to their extraordinary technological knowledge. Special chapters devoted to crystals-from their essences and remedies to the crucial role they played in Atlantis-are also included.
Inspirational stories and affirmations reveal the sacred laws that provide spiritual enlightenment. These 36 beautifully presented and encouraging laws offer readers from all walks of life a path towards happiness. Uplifting and accessible, the true stories presented extend an understanding of these spiritual laws, which govern all life. Vividly illustrated accounts and metaphors show how prosperity, success, and well-being can be achieved.
The Art of Spiritual Peacemaking is a collection of sacred wisdom inspired by an encounter between James Twyman and Jeshua ben Joseph, also known as Jesus, at Israel's Dead Sea in 2003. The lessons are said to be the inner teachings Jeshua offered to his closest disciples 2,000 years ago, revealing secrets of living in the world as illumined beings. As a former Internet course, these lessons enjoyed international acclaim, with tens of thousands of students around the world putting the powerful principles into action. The collection offers 33 lessons on opening and revealing each individual's Illumined Mind, Awakened Heart and Realized Soul -- The Three Enlightenments. Jeshua suggests that each of the 33 lessons be read and practiced for three days apiece, accompanied by the 365 Daily Spiritual Peacemaking Lessons over the course of one year. Through this course, Jeshua promises that the seeker will be able to penetrate the veil separating the world of illusions and the Real World. In short, The Art of Spiritual Peacemaking is a direct and simple path to illumination.
Concerned with both global and individual problems, this practical guide on peace includes thoughts, meditations, and prayers.
Traveling in 1995 around war-torn Bosnia and Croatia, where he had gone to stage a peace concert, this author encountered The Emissaries: a small group of mystics who meditated 12 hours a day. He went on to detail their message-that humanity was now ready to create a new world-in a book that was translated into more than a dozen languages. This new edition provides behind-the-scenes information about the people met on that trip and offers additional commentary on the monks' compelling mystic vision.
St. Francis has decided to travel to the Crusades and arrange a meeting between himself and the Sultan in Syria, believing that if the Sultan knew what Jesus was really trying to say that he would stop the terrible war on his own.
Homosexuals and their friends, family, and supporters wishing to engage in meaningful and heartfelt discussions with conservative Christians will appreciate this resource of facts and inspirational essays, as will Christians striving to be compassionate and tolerant. By confronting one of this generation's most volatile social issues with civility and respect, the book shifts the emphasis away from political arguments toward gently changing religious attitudes, utilizing methods such as daily spiritual practices and figurative Bible study. Fully supported by biblical references and rounded out by recommendations for further reading and helpful websites, the extensively researched discussions on display make for the perfect tool to promote profound healing and reconciliation between two communities who often misunderstand one another.
Addressing the need to understand the role of love in life, this compendium of startling insights relates love to the spiritual development in each of six universal archetypes. Attempting to answer such questions as What is love? How do we find it and how can we keep it? Why are there so many puzzling forms of it? and Why do so many people get it so wrong?, the book shows how love relates to the self-awareness in spiritual development for each archetype. Whether describing an Innocent, a Magician, a Monarch, an Orphan, a Pilgrim, or a Warrior-Lover, the featured archetype profiles offer essential guidance about what level of awareness is currently being lived, how to transition to the next stage, and how love can be nurtured. Each stage of development is tied to the ancient wisdom of the Tarot-the visual images of which act as reminders as to what to expect on life's journey-supported by real-life and pop culture examples that provide more immediate accessibility.
Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of either Reiki or shamanism will learn how to heal people, places, and things, whether at hand or from a distance, in this useful guide. Presented by an expert in both traditions, the techniques of Reiki and the principles of shamanism are explained in simple, concise terms, then brought together using real-life examples to show how Reiki can be practiced within the shamanic journey. Supported by mastery exercises, references to other books, and internet resources, both novices and experienced practitioners will expand their knowledge and ability to help subjects clear old energies and accelerate their "soul purpose."
Provides Westerners with a step-by-step, tastefully illustrated, practical introduction to the ancient Chinese art of sexual dual cultivation.
In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world--as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them. With the sure touch of a master, Michener pulls us into the private world of these unforgettable characters, exposing their innermost desires with remarkable candor and infinite compassion. Praise for The Drifters "A blockbuster of a book . . . full of surprise, drama, and fascination."--Philadelphia Bulletin "Rings with authentic detail and clearly descriptive sights and smells . . . The Drifters is to the generation gap what The Source was to Israel."--Publishers Weekly "[The Drifters] conveys a sense of a new time, a new generation."--Chicago Sun-Times "Michener has slid open a window on the world of the dropout and has spared no effort to make the reader aware of this new world."--The Salt Lake TribuneFrom the Paperback edition.
The Bridge at Andau is James A. Michener at his most gripping. His classic nonfiction account of a doomed uprising is as searing and unforgettable as any of his bestselling novels. For five brief, glorious days in the autumn of 1956, the Hungarian revolution gave its people a glimpse at a different kind of future--until, at four o'clock in the morning on a Sunday in November, the citizens of Budapest awoke to the shattering sound of Russian tanks ravaging their streets. The revolution was over. But freedom beckoned in the form of a small footbridge at Andau, on the Austrian border. By an accident of history it became, for a few harrowing weeks, one of the most important crossings in the world, as the soul of a nation fled across its unsteady planks. Praise for The Bridge at Andau "Precise, vivid . . . immeasurably stirring."--The Atlantic Monthly "Dramatic, chilling, enraging."--San Francisco Chronicle "Superb."--Kirkus Reviews "Highly recommended reading."--Library JournalFrom the Paperback edition.
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