The Seven Pomegranate Seeds

Author by : Colin Teevan
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : The Seven Pomegranate Seeds are seven contemporary monologues for female speakers, thematically linked and with powerful mythical origins. Loosely based on seven of Euripides’ female characters - Medea, Phedra, Demeter, Persephone, Hypsipyle, Creusa and Alcestis - these monologues explore classical mother and child stories in the context of modern Britain. With the tale of an abducted child echoing throughout and reflecting cases such as the Moors Murders, Madeline McCann and Louise Woodward, these individual monologues come together in a compelling conclusion. Originally commissioned by the Onassis Foundation and performed for their inaugural event in Oxford by Claire Higgins, this volume is published to coincide with Teevan’s professorial inaugural lecture on June 11 2014, at Birkbeck, University of London and is accompanied by his short introductory lecture.


Seven Pomegranate Seeds

Author by : Jasmine Garcia
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Her light reached into the pits of darkness in which he dwelled with pleading souls, pouring through the fault in the ground like liquid gold. It was a lively aura that brought him to crawl straight from the depths of the Underworld. The moment he saw her smile that lit up Hell itself, he knew he forever wanted to be engulfed in its warmth. A warmth he hadn't felt in hundreds of years.The God of the Underworld had fallen for a damsel, one that was far too sweet for him. But that wouldn't stop him on his quest to take a bite of forbidden fruit, and neither would it Persephone, for she had plans for a taste as well.


The Pomegranate Seeds

Author by : Nathaniel Hawthorne
Languange : en
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : When Demeter's young daughter, Persephone, is kidnapped by the king of the underworld, the earth-goddess decrees that nothing will grow on Earth until the girl is returned to her. Laura Geringer brings a modern sensibility to her interpretation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's adaptation of the Greek myth about the origins of the seasons.


The Homeric Hymn To Demeter

Author by : Helene P. Foley
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, composed in the late seventh or early sixth century B.C.E., is a key to understanding the psychological and religious world of ancient Greek women. The poem tells how Hades, lord of the underworld, abducted the goddess Persephone and how her grieving mother, Demeter, the goddess of grain, forced the gods to allow Persephone to return to her for part of each year. Helene Foley presents the Greek text and an annotated translation of this poem, together with selected essays that give the reader a rich understanding of the Hymn's structure and artistry, its role in the religious life of the ancient world, and its meaning for the modern world.


The Sexual Education Of Edith Wharton

Author by : Gloria C. Erlich
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Starting with the tensions in the early family constellation, Gloria C. Erlich traces Edith Wharton's erotic evolution—from her early repression of sexuality and her celibate marriage to her discovery of passion in a rapturous midlife love affair with the bisexual Morton Fullerton. Analyzing the novelist's life, letters, and fiction, Erlich reveals several interrelated identity systems—the filial, the sexual, and the creative—that evolved together over the course of Wharton's lifetime.


Pomegranates

Author by : David Heber
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : While one may not find ancient studies that substantiate the pomegranate's curative and preventive qualities, the exalted status of this fruit goes back as far as the history of agriculture itself. Allusions to the pomegranate are readily found in the oldest cultures of the Indus Valley, ancient China, and classical Greece, as well as in the Old Testament. To modern scientists, the biochemistry of the pomegranate is as equally fascinating as its storied place in literature and religion. Providing an unprecedented compilation of scientific information, Pomegranates: Ancient Roots to Modern Medicine offers an exploration of the biochemistry, health effects, and cultivation of the pomegranate that is as authoritative as it is unparalleled. Featuring the contributions of a multidisciplinary and international team of prominent researchers, it presents the latest findings on the potential human health benefits of this exceptionally polyphenol-rich fruit. As the research indicates, the physiological effects of pomegranate juice constituents are remarkable in their preventive potential against two of the major chronic diseases of aging - heart disease and cancer. Many of the pioneering researchers responsible for initiating our newfound fascination with pomegranates discuss its biochemistry, detailing the location and action of the phytochemicals found in the fruit's flesh, peels and seeds. They present evidence of the pomegranate's impact on heart disease, including its ability to enhance nitric oxide production in endothelial cells. They also reveal the significant antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects attributed to the pomegranate in battling several different types of cancer cells, as well as its ability to retard tumor growth in animals. Recognizing that the pomegranate is only as valuable as it is available, the editors include a substantial section on commercialization and another on plant growth and improvement. These additions make this text as uniquely essential for botanists and agriculturists as it is for nutritionists, cancer researchers, natural product chemists, botanical supplement producers and consumers, and pharmacognosists seeking to evaluate both the pomegranate's legacy and future as a powerful natural healing agent.


Theater Of Essence

Author by : Jan Kott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Northwestern University Press
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Description : The sixteen essays collected in The Theater of Essence define the point of view of one of the most influential theater critics of our time. Jan Kott's subjects extend from Tadeusz Borowski, Ibsen, Ionesco, and Gogol to Bunraku theater in Japan, Yiddish theater in New York, and Grotowski's theater in Poland.


Food And Transformation In Ancient Mediterranean Literature

Author by : Meredith J. C. Warren
Languange : en
Publisher by : SBL Press
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Description : New research that transforms how to understand food and eating in literature Meredith J. C. Warren identifies and defines a new genre in ancient texts that she terms hierophagy, a specific type of transformational eating where otherworldly things are consumed. Multiple ancient Mediterranean, Jewish, and Christian texts represent the ramifications of consuming otherworldly food, ramifications that were understood across religious boundaries. Reading ancient texts through the lens of hierophagy helps scholars and students interpret difficult passages in Joseph and Aseneth, 4 Ezra, Revelation 10, and the Persephone myths, among others. Features: Exploration of how ancient literature relies on bending, challenging, inverting, and parodying cultural norms in order to make meaning out of genres Analysis of hierophagy as social action that articulates how patterns of communication across texts and cultures emerge and diverge A new understanding of previously confounding scenes of literary eating


Taste And The Ancient Senses

Author by : Kelli C. Rudolph
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Olives, bread, meat and wine: it is deceptively easy to evoke ancient Greece and Rome through a few items of food and drink. But how were their tastes different from ours? How did they understand the sense of taste itself, in relation to their own bodies and to other modes of sensory experience? This volume, the first of its kind to explore the ancient sense of taste, draws on the literature, philosophy, history and archaeology of Greco-Roman antiquity to provide answers to these central questions. By surveying and probing the literary and material remains from the Archaic period to late antiquity, contributors investigate the cultural and intellectual development towards attitudes and theories about taste. These specially commissioned chapters also open a window onto ancient thinking about perception and the body. Importantly, these authors go beyond exploring the functional significance of taste to uncover its value and meaning in the actions, thoughts and words of the Greeks and Romans. Taste and the Ancient Senses presents a full range of interpretative approaches to the gustatory sense, and provides an indispensable resource for students and scholars of classical antiquity and sensory studies.


A Study Guide For Jill Bialosky S Seven Seeds

Author by : Gale, Cengage Learning
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Publisher by : Gale, Cengage Learning
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Description : A Study Guide for Jill Bialosky's "Seven Seeds," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.


Llewellyn S 2012 Magical Almanac

Author by : Blake Octavian Blair
Languange : en
Publisher by : Llewellyn Worldwide
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Description : Breathe new life into your magical practice with the bounty of practical spells, rituals, and divinations inside Llewellyn's Magical Almanac. For more than twenty years, this trusted guide has inspired and enlightened magical practitioners of all skill levels. Get organized with the handy calendar section-shaded for easier "flip-to" reference. It features world festivals and holidays, 2012 sabbats for both Northern and Southern Hemispheres, and Full Moons. You'll find the Moon's sign and phase, plus each day's color and incense correspondences. Thirty-six original articles offer creative ideas for using elemental energy to maximize the power of your spellwork in 2012. —Make your home a magical haven using sacred geometry —Stir things up (in a good way) with a magical air altar —Dispel negativity with a cord-cutting ritual —Manifest, inspire, and heal with bathtub spells Published annually for over twenty years


Edith Wharton S Letters From The Underworld

Author by : Candace Waid
Languange : en
Publisher by : UNC Press Books
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Description : Provides examinations and interpretations of several works by Wharton, and concentrates on the theme of women as artist


Queering Memory And National Identity In Transcultural U S Literature And Culture

Author by : Christopher W. Clark
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book examines the queer implications of memory and nationhood in transcultural U.S. literature and culture. Through an analysis of art and photography responding to the U.S. domestic response to 9/11, Iraq war fiction, representations of Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay, and migrant fiction in the twenty-first century, Christopher W. Clark creates a queer archive of transcultural U.S. texts as a way of destabilizing heteronormativity and thinking about productive spaces of queer world-building. Drawing on the fields of transcultural memory, queer studies, and transculturalism, this book raises important questions of queer bodies and subjecthood. Clark traces their legacies through texts by Sinan Antoon, Mohamedou Ould Slahi among others, alongside film and photography that includes artists such as Nina Berman and Hasan Elahi. In all, the book queers forms of cultural memory and national identity to uncover the traces of injury but also spaces of regeneration.


The Greek Myths

Author by : Robert Graves
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Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : The definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves's classic retelling of the Greek myths 'Icarus disobeyed his father's instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers floated on the waves below...' These are the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus's journey home - brought together into one epic and unforgettable story. Ideal for the first time reader, it can be read as a single page-turning narrative, while full commentaries as well as a comprehensive index of names make it equally valuable for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the spectacular stories that make up the bedrock of Western literature. The Greek Myths is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right.


Advanced Techniques For Counseling And Psychotherapy

Author by : Dr. Christian Conte, PhD
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : "This is a superb book, rich in understanding of human behavior and creative in helping clients grow and change....If you aspire to be great in this profession, you will use up a highlighter on this book." -Kevin Elko, PhD Author of The Pep Talk and True Greatness "It is rare for a book in counseling to enlighten its readers and enable them to see the profession, themselves, and their clients in an original, enhanced, and productive wayÖ. Conte is a master storyteller, a clear communicator, an innovative thinker, and a creative therapist." Samuel T. Gladding, PhD Chair and Professor, Department of Counseling Wake Forest University This book presents advanced techniques, concepts, and models that have proven to be both practical and readily usable for counselors who work with individuals, couples, families, and children. Dr. Conte provides in-depth coverage of a wide array of therapies, including metaphor, creative, projective, and classic. This collection of advanced, creative techniques, each accompanied with detailed case studies, will prove useful for both health professionals and counseling students. Key Features: Provides guidelines for some of the basics, such as active listening, empathizing, self-disclosure, and dealing with resistance Guidelines for using classic techniques include Adler's Push-Button technique, the ABC Model, and eye integration therapy Includes introductions to the author's original models such as the "Five Errors of Communication" and the "Four C's of Parenting" Using lucid, engaging prose, this book contains all the essential, creative, and advanced techniques that every counselor, psychotherapist, and educator should know.


Herbal Delights Tisanes Syrups Confections Electuaries Robs Juleps Vinegars And Conserves

Author by : C. F. Leyel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Read Books Ltd
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Description : “Herbal Delights” is an encyclopaedia of herbs and spices used to make tisanes, syrups confections, electuaries, juleps, vinegars, and conserves. Each herb is described in detail and coupled with information concerning its other names, habitat, parts used in herbalism, and more. This vintage book will appeal to those with an interest in herbs and spices, and it would make for a fantastic addition to culinary collections. Contents include: “Aromatic Tisanes”, “Cordial Herbs”, “Cooling Herbs”, “Refreshing Herbs”, “ Refreshing Herbs—cont.”, “Pot Herbs”, “Spices”, “Spices—cont.”, “Natural Perfumes”, “Cosmetic Herbs”, “Cosmetic Herbs—cont.”, “Witch Hazel”, “Strawberry”, “Quince”, “Lupins”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on herbalism.


Summon The Keeper

Author by : Tanya Huff
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : Discover the first book in the Keeper's Chronicles, where a young woman becomes master of the possibilities of time and space, maintaining the balance between worlds to protect Earth. Austin was a black and white, far-from-young cat. Not just any cat, mind you, he was the Keeper’s cat, a very outspoken feline with extremely strong opinions he was always willing to voice. After all, who knew better than Austin what was best for the well-being of Claire—and for the not-quite-as-important rest of the universe? Claire Hansen was a Keeper, a member of that select group that kept the universe in one piece. And now she’d been Summoned to the Elysian Fields Guesthouse, a rundown bed-and-breakfast that seemed to attract the most unusual clientele. And Claire was not happy about this latest assignment, not happy at all. Not when she’d been tricked into taking over here by a horrible little gnome of a man who’d abandoned his post before she’d even figured out who he really was. Not when room six held a resident who’d been sleeping there for so many years that she really needed a good dusting—except that it was far too dangerous for anyone to get that close to her. Not when the basement housed too much temptation for anyone’s mental health. Not when she found herself surrounded by “helpers” as distracting as Dean, the hunky-yet-innocent handyman, and Jacques, a ghost with a real lust for life. And especially not when it looked like this might be the not only her most challenging mission, but one she’d be stuck handling for life....


The Living Wisdom Of Trees

Author by : Fred Hageneder
Languange : en
Publisher by : Watkins Publishing
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Description : A definitive guide to the sacred place trees hold for cultures around the world, exploring the natural history, folklore and symbolism that give each genus of tree its unique character and fascination Throughout time, trees have stood as sentinels, wise yet silent, patiently accumulating their rings while the storms of history have raged around them. Trees and humankind have always had a symbiotic relationship. Throughout the centuries trees have offered us shelter from the cold and the heat. They have provides us with a multitude of nutritious fruits, leaves, flowers and roots for food and medicine. They have given us wood with which to make our tools, weapons and toys, not to mention timber for houses, fences, boats and bridges. But perhaps most significant of all, trees have provided us with fuel for fire, which, once it was tamed hundreds of thousands of years ago became the engine of civilization. Trees are our strongest allies. The Living Wisdom of Trees is a richly illustrated guide to the human significance of 55 trees, from alder (Alnus) to oak (Quercus), looking in particular at their botanical characteristics; their place in world myth, magic and folklore; their healing properties; and their practical contribution to society. Featuring beautiful hand drawn evocative illustrations, The Living Widsom of Treesis for all who seek acquaintance with the fascinating lore and the profound spiritual wisdom of trees.


Journey To The Dark Goddess

Author by : Jane Meredith
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Hunt Publishing
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Description : Journey to the Dark Goddess will lead you on a powerful, healing path. In the stories of ancient Goddesses you will hear your own soul, calling out to you. The Dark Goddess is the creatrix of healing, change and renewal. She offers connection with the core of yourself. If you have been unable to shake off depression, or fear its return; if you have inexplicable ‘blank patches’ in your life, if you know that something is missing, or something is calling to you, if you seek the source of women’s power – it’s time to journey to the Dark Goddess. The for this journey to the Dark Goddess exists in ancient myth. Weaving the stories of Inanna, Persephone and Psyche with self-enquiry and sacred ritual we learn to journey internally, creating maps in our darkest places and return enriched, integrating our deepest understandings. Meeting the Dark Goddess we see a mirror of our own soul.


Plant Utiliores

Author by : M. A. Burnett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Peace Power And Presence

Author by : Jonathan Evatt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Inspired Earth Publishing
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Description : Why is your life the way it is? How do your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs affect your perception of the world around you? How does this perception influence your power, and therefore affect your state of Inner Peace? Most importantly, how can you approach your life--as it is right now--in such a way so as to liberate yourself from suffering and become established in a lasting state of Peace, in the Power to fulfil your purpose, and in absolute Presence to the perfection that you are? In this groundbreaking new book Peace, Power, and Presence, Jonathan Evatt brings clarity to key principles and perspectives on these and other challenging questions. The result is nothing short of your becoming empowered to recognize the ultimate answers already emerging from the essence within you. You will pierce through the many veils of deception so prevalent in the world today, and step into a Life of Freedom defined not by some external source of knowledge but by the immaculate wisdom of your own Being. In what is set to become a key point of reference for those individuals interested in spiritual and human freedom, Jonathan makes no attempt to show you how to live your life. Instead, he shares with you a new way to approach the life you are already living--an approach that will bring into actualization your innate qualities of Enlightenment--for a Life of Freedom. AWARDS: Winner of a Shortlisting Award in the Mind, Body, Spirit genre (2006) Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Unpublished Manuscript Award.


Gods And Heroes

Author by : R.E Francillon
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD – Books on Demand
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Description : Reproduction of the original: Gods and Heroes by R.E Francillon


Late Modernist Poetics

Author by : Anthony Mellors
Languange : en
Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : This book explores the uncanny afterlife of modernist ideals in the second half of the twentieth century. Rejecting the familiar notion that modernism dissolved during the 1930s, it argues that the fusion of rationalism and mysticism which characterizes modernist poetics was sustained long after its politics had been discredited by the events of World War Two. This wide-ranging contextual study focuses on the poetry of Ezra Pound, Charles Olson, Paul Celan, and J H Prynne.


Wisdom Of The Mythtellers Second Edition

Author by : Sean Kane
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Publisher by : Broadview Press
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Description : Mythtelling: the ideas and emotions of the Earth expressed through stories—stories distilled from millennia of treading warily in nature, rather than undertaking to rearrange her furniture. Wisdom of the Mythtellers uncovers four kinds of ancestral dream-mapping: Native Australian, Native American, Celtic, and Greek.


The World S Most Difficult Quiz 2

Author by : Pat Cullen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Liverpool University Press
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Description : Who made an enemy of two ladies through an apple? Why did Tar Baby keep on sayin' nothin'? Which royal residence is built on thirteen thousand piles? These questions are part of the fiendishly difficult annual quiz that began in 1905 on the Isle of Man at a boys' boarding school. This sequel to The World's Most Difficult Quiz collects even more of the most taxing questions that have stumped pupils at King William's College as part of its annual General Knowledge Papers for more than a century—along with Guardian readers, for whom the test has been reprinted in its entirety annually since 1951. Quizmaster Pat Cullen has prepared these devilishly difficult questions that will prove a challenge for even the most erudite of minds. The World's Most Difficult Quiz 2 is the ultimate trivia challenge.


Everything You Need To Know About Your Astrology Sign

Author by : Laurie Baum M.S.W.
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : Everything You Need to Know About Your Astrology Sign gives you practical advice about your Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Rising Sign & more! Find the best flower essences, foods, herbs, exercises, crystals, gemstones & colors for you! Read about your relationships, finances, health, career, personal growth & spirituality! See who will be your best friend, business partner & lover! "This is the most complete and helpful Sun Sign Personality Guide I have ever read!"-Kim Hiatt, Professor of Psychology, Southwestern College, San Diego, California Everything You Need to Know About Your Astrology Sign will help you unlock your potential!


Whispers From The Cosmos

Author by : Laurie Baum MSW
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : Whispers from the Cosmos Sun Sign Personality Guide & Predictions for 2006 and 2007 gives you timeless advice about your Sun Sign, Moon Sign, and Rising Sign & More! Turn to this book for valuable guidance about: Health Finances Relationships Personal growth Spirituality Career You also will learn about: Your Talents & Potentials How to Benefit from the Coming Times How Astrology Works Why Astrology is Affecting You Now By reading this book, you will be ready for greater possibilities and make the most of opportunities destined for you!


A Story Larger Than My Own

Author by : Janet Burroway
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : In 1955, Maxine Kumin submitted a poem to the Saturday Evening Post. “Lines on a Half-Painted House” made it into the magazine—but not before Kumin was asked to produce, via her husband’s employer, verification that the poem was her original work. Kumin, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, was part of a groundbreaking generation of women writers who came of age during the midcentury feminist movement. By challenging the status quo and ultimately finding success for themselves, they paved the way for future generations of writers. In A Story Larger than My Own, Janet Burroway brings together Kumin, Julia Alvarez, Jane Smiley, Erica Jong, and fifteen other accomplished women of this generation to reflect on their writing lives. The essays and poems featured in this collection illustrate that even writers who achieve critical and commercial success experience a familiar pattern of highs and lows over the course of their careers. Along with success comes the pressure to sustain it, as well as a constant search for subject matter, all too frequent crises of confidence, the challenges of a changing publishing scene, and the difficulty of combining writing with the ordinary stuff of life—family, marriage, jobs. The contributors, all now over the age of sixty, also confront the effects of aging, with its paradoxical duality of new limitations and newfound freedom. Taken together, these stories offer advice from experience to writers at all stages of their careers and serve as a collective memoir of a truly remarkable generation of women.


The Magical Art Of Crafting Charm Bags

Author by : Elhoim Leafar
Languange : en
Publisher by : Weiser Books
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Description : Charm bags, also known as mojo bags and gris-gris bags, may be the most popular style of amulet or talisman in the world today. Around the globe, they are crafted by people from many cultures and spiritual traditions and are created for many purposes. Until now there has been no definitive guide to the art of creating these magical power objects. The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags remedies this situation. Author Elhoim Leafar provides an introduction to the topic in this clear, focused book of practical magic, which features detailed instructions for making these bags. The strongest amulets are those you make yourself, and The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags shows you how. The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags contains 100 formulas intended for various purposes including love, luck, success, happiness, health, wealth, protection, prosperity, and the attainment of goals and desires. Based on an eclectic blend of Wicca, hoodoo, and Latin American folk magic, the book also contains extensive lists of herbs, gems and minerals, essential oils, astrological positions, and colors that contribute to making your own personal amulets. Instructions for casting circles and how to charge your charm bags are also included.