Pacific Island Legends

Author: Bo Flood
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 157306078X
Size: 17.44 MB
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Collects forty-three historical or traditional stories from the Pacific Islands, including creation myths and stories of gods, heroes, and ordinary people.

Encyclopedia Of Goddesses And Heroines 2 Volumes

Author: Patricia Monaghan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313349904
Size: 20.98 MB
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This two-volume set provides a comprehensive guide to the vast array of feminine divine figures found throughout the world. • Coverage of thousands of goddesses describe their myths and images, as well as how they were honored by their worshipers • Organization by region permits in-depth study of specific religious traditions • Includes 40 line drawings by renowned mythic artist Hrana Janto, based on original works from various cultures • Extensive bibliographies on each of the 30 cultures represented draw from the fields of classics, anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology

The Seven Sisters Of The Pleiades

Author: Munya Andrews
Publisher: Spinifex Press
ISBN: 1876756454
Size: 18.70 MB
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The seven sisters of the Pleiades are known throughout the world and appear again and again in stories from many cultures. Beginning with her grandmother's tale, Munya Andrews takes the reader to the stars, around and across the planet through Indigenous North America, Australia, Japan and the Pacific, and back through time to Ancient Egypt, India, Greece and South America. She explores the commonalities of legends to discover our common human origins. The Subaru from Japan share much with the young women depicted as birds in the stories from Greece and Indigenous Australia. The Pleiades have been the source of much mythology, wisdom and science over many millennia. The book is also an examination of culture and how culture is expressed through symbols and stories related to stars and other astronomical phenomena. Her work is distinguished from other studies in the field because she brings to it an Indigenous perspective which enriches its interpretative power. No other writer has captured the richness of this mysterious constellation.

A Mystic Awakening

Author: J.M.E. Callidden
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 9781452525839
Size: 16.65 MB
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Awakening, epiphany, transformation, enlightenment; such terms indicate a moment when a nascent consciousness erupts into the life of an individual. "A Mystic Awakening" gives witness to the rebirth of author J.M.E. Callidden and what it implies for mortality and beyond. To that end, he shares extraordinary experiences that have been kept close for many years-events that he calls mystical because they defy simple explanation. "A Mystic Awakening" is divided into two distinct parts; the first part explores the author's conscious arousal to mysticism and transformation as a person. To be clear, one ordinary night, everything changed for him and his life took remarkable trajectories into the paranormal. The second part presents his view of the bigger questions confronting us and includes his investigation into how things came to be in our world. "A Mystic Awakening" does not attempt to create an alternative science, although religion, the occult, and science are discussed in various parts of the narrative for the sake of comparison, reinforcement, and argument. To evoke creative storytelling at its best, the author has included the elements of both a detective story and an accidental spy saga, with a cast of characters that would truly be unbelievable were they not real people. Above all, "A Mystic Awakening" is about discovering a unique perspective based upon the author's personal experiences.

Seasick

Author: Alanna Mitchell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226532585
Size: 14.70 MB
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of Mexico, and witness the simultaneous spawning of corals under a full moon in Panama." "The first book to look at the planetary environmental crisis through the lens of the global ocean, Seasick takes the reader on an emotional journey through a hidden area of the planet and urges conservation and reverence for the fount from which all life on earth sprang." --Book Jacket.