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📒Nature Mandalas Wonders Of The Garden ✍ Timothy Phelps
📝Nature Mandalas Wonders of the Garden Book Synopsis : From buckeye butterflies to ladybugs, milkweed, and dandelions, Tim Phelps's mandalas cast an artistic eye on the real and imagined micro-architecture of plants and insects. Vibrant illustrations and an engaging narrative invite the reader to wonder at nature's seemingly endless variety of forms, from the simple to the complex. Usingthe graphic and symbolic patterns of mandalas, the artist combinescolor, texture, and fluidity to tell the story of each organism and the role it plays in a healthy ecosystem. These elegant artworks have been shaped by the artist's interest in art nouveau and art deco, the works of Charley Harper and Ernst Haeckel, and Victorian ornamental art, Asian art, batik, hot rod flame painting, swirling tie dye, and iconography. By exploring the how, what, and why of garden flora and insects, the book encourages us to look closely at the rich biodiversity in our own backyards.
📒At The Garden S Gate ✍ Judith Dreyer
📝At the Garden s Gate Book Synopsis : At the Garden’s Gate is the story of one woman’s personal journey in creating a meadow, when going “green” wasn’t an everyday word. As the author follows her passion to learn about medicinal and edible plants, a meadow evolves that supports growth—both natural and personal. During this process, she reconnects with her Native American heritage, learning the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel and its teachings. This is a story of partnership with the land, a story of personal discovery and love of nature. Stories—our personal narratives—have meanings on many levels. Using story in the ancient ways of her Native American elders, the author offers insight, wisdom and conveys an impetus to create connections with nature in our daily lives. We are on the cusp of creating a new Earth, one of collaboration, of cooperative effort that recognizes our hearts. One our soul can align with. The garden becomes our centering place. It beckons us through a gate of new understandings and growth. The garden’s gate offers us a doorway into our deeper self. The garden’s path offers a way to remember and to be with self, in stillness, meandering onto unknown pathways that can twist and turn but are filled with such beauty. For that is who we are, co-creators, one with all of creation.
📒Windows Of Wonder ✍ Bob Weatherly
📝Windows of Wonder Book Synopsis : Windows of Wonder, “Eight Timeless Tales for Today and Tomorrow” is a storybook told in classical style story tradition. It is filled with many different adventures which are fast moving and keep you ever guessing as to where each might be headed. Your imagination will be transported through incredibly panoramic vistas inhabited by the most unlikely assortment and collection of heroes one could possibly conjure up. What makes it unique, is that while there are all these totally different adventures, all are connected by a common theme which builds upon each successive story. The whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts. It is like the “Sergeant Pepper’s” of storybooks. The various journeys are both outward and inward. As for the characters, “Life goes on within them and without them. You will meet and get to know Native American Indians, horses, witches, knights, damsels, monsters, an alchemist, a cat, and even an alien. The most unlikely outcomes will leave you leave you absolutely amazed and believing anything is possible. You will have many harrowing experiences with these characters, but your spirit will be completely uplifted by them all. The magical, mysterious, and mystical await you with these timeless tales for today and tomorrow.
📒The Syzygy Oracle Transformational Tarot And The Tree Of Life ✍ Heather Mendel
📝The Syzygy Oracle Transformational Tarot and The Tree of Life Book Synopsis : Syzygy? Jung used the term to describe the balancing of the opposites. Astronomically, syzygy (pronounced si-zi-gee) refers to a specific conjunction of the sun, moon and earth. On Mother Earth, the planet we call home, we are profoundly influenced by the radiance of the sun as well as the reflected light of the moon as we walk between light and darkness, physically and metaphorically. Solar energy evolves the ego and lunar energy evolves our essence. We learn the balance the two as we travel the twenty-two pathways of Kabbalah’s Tree of Life. Honoring The Sacred Feminine, the spiritual practice offered here is an invitation to recognize and welcome intuitive wisdom more definitively into everyday awareness. A fresh interpretation of the traditional Major Arcana for women, here the patriarchal layering of the cards is lifted to reveal a timeless and timely revelation of intuitive wisdom in a sequence of insightful, profound, and empowering teachings for any woman who wishes to read her own life story as more substantive than superficial. Twenty-two of these cards reinterpret the Tarot’s Major Arcana. Aligning the cards with the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet, we access three levels of soul consciousness, in Hebrew known as nefesh, ruach and neshamah through the specific letter, number and story of each card. Meet inspirational archetypes from world culture to light the way. Through meditations and mantras, discover your personal hero’s journey that is a crucial part of evolving consciousness.Ten additional cards representing the sefirot or energy centers, offer the Tree of Life as an experiential introduction to Kabbalah. Coincidence and kabbalah, symbols and synchronicities, metaphors and mantras enrich and deepen life’s experience. This mythic and metaphoric interpretation liberates these cards solely from the realm of prognostication and presents a meditative and inspirational tool for a daily personal practice. Heather Mendel’s elegant, powerful images, full of mystery and complexity, will forever change the way you view the wisdom of the ancient Tarot.
📒The Big Book Of Nature Activities ✍ Jacob Rodenburg
📝The Big Book of Nature Activities Book Synopsis : The average child can identify over one thousand corporate logos, but only ten native plants or animals—a telling indictment of our modern disconnection from nature. Soaring levels of obesity, high rates of ADHD, feelings of stress and social awkwardness, and "Nature Deficit Disorder" are further unintended consequences of a childhood spent primarily indoors. The Big Book of Nature Activities is a comprehensive guide for parents and educators to help youth of all ages explore, appreciate and connect with the natural world. This rich, fully illustrated compendium features: Nature-based skills and activities such as species identification, photography, journaling, and the judicious use of digital technology Ideas, games, and activities grounded in what's happening in nature each season Core concepts that promote environmental literacy, such as climate change and the mechanisms and wonder of evolution, explained using a child-friendly, engaging approach Lists of key species and happenings to observe throughout the year across most of North America Perfect for families, educators, and youth leaders , The Big Book of Nature Activities is packed with crafts, stories, information and inspiration to make outdoor learning fun. Jacob Rodenburg is the Executive Director of the Camp Kawartha summer camp and outdoor education centre. As well as publishing numerous articles on children, nature and the environment, he has worked in the field of outdoor education for twenty-five years. Drew Monkman is an award-winning environmental advocate, naturalist, and retired teacher. In addition to his weekly nature column, Drew is the author of two season-based nature guides, including Nature's Year.
📒Women S Buddhism Buddhism S Women ✍ Ellison Banks Findly
📝Women s Buddhism Buddhism s Women Book Synopsis : Throughout Buddhism's history, women have been hindered in their efforts to actualize the fullness of their spiritual lives; they face more obstacles to reaching full ordination, have fewer opportunities to cultivate advanced practice, and receive diminished recognition for their spiritual accomplishments. Here, a diverse array of scholars, activists, and practitioners explore how women have always managed to sustain a vital place for themselves within the tradition and continue to bring about change in the forms, practices, and institutions of Buddhism. In essays ranging from the scholarly to the personal, Women's Buddhism, Buddhism's Women describes how women have significantly shaped Buddhism to meet their own needs and the demands of contemporary life.
📒All The Wonder That Would Be ✍ Stephen Webb
📝All the Wonder that Would Be Book Synopsis : It has been argued that science fiction (SF) gives a kind of weather forecast – not the telling of a fortune but rather the rough feeling of what the future might be like. The intention in this book is to consider some of these bygone forecasts made by SF and to use this as a prism through which to view current developments in science and technology. In each of the ten main chapters - dealing in turn with antigravity, space travel, aliens, time travel, the nature of reality, invisibility, robots, means of transportation, augmentation of the human body, and, last but not least, mad scientists - common assumptions once made by the SF community about how the future would turn out are compared with our modern understanding of various scientific phenomena and, in some cases, with the industrial scaling of computational and technological breakthroughs. A further intention is to explain how the predictions and expectations of SF were rooted in the scientific orthodoxy of their day, and use this to explore how our scientific understanding of various topics has developed over time, as well as to demonstrate how the ideas popularized in SF subsequently influenced working scientists. Since gaining a BSc in physics from the University of Bristol and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester, Stephen Webb has worked in a variety of universities in the UK. He is a regular contributor to the Yearbook of Astronomy series and has published an undergraduate textbook on distance determination in astronomy and cosmology as well as several popular science books.
📒Dream Dictionary ✍ Tony Crisp
📝Dream Dictionary Book Synopsis : The ultimate Guide To Your Inner Self. Let dream therapist Tony Crisp be your guide on one of the most enlightened journeys you will ever take: into the world of your own subconcious mind. Based on material from thousands of dreams gathered during 22 years of research, Dream Dictionary is alphabetically organized to give you instant reference to: Dream Symbols and their meaning. Recurring dreams and their significance. Nightmares -- what they reveal and how to banish them. Sex, money, and color in your dreams. Health and your dreams. Dream archetypes -- what they mean and how to work with them. Problem solving -- how to unlock the extraordinary creative potential of your dreams, and much more! From Abandoned To Zoo, here is the unique encyclopedia handbook that provides an authoritative history of dreams and dream research as well as original insight and essential information that will allow you to understand and use the rich material of your dreams. From the Paperback edition.
📒Mythology Of The Soul Psychology Revivals ✍ H.G. Baynes
📝Mythology of the Soul Psychology Revivals Book Synopsis : Originally published in 1940, this classic study of two schizophrenic case-histories further opened up the seemingly intractable problem of this condition; a task preceded by Jung’s own Psychology of Dementia Praecox. It was Baynes’s grasp of the meaning of the symbol coupled with his wide scholarship that enable him to explore the case-histories in such remarkable and fruitful depth, thus linking pathological psychology through graphic expression and the dream of the myths of mankind and the universal man. This was truly a scientific task. In case 1, the series of dreams, fantasies and active imagination, fully illustrated by the patients’ spontaneous paintings, suggested to him a kind of mythological imagery. Baynes then demonstrates the emergence and development of a hero myth together with its therapeutic effect upon the patient, as an inner personal experience of death and rebirth. Baynes also applied the methods of synthesis to the understanding of modern art and its reflection of the spirit of the times – a realization of the basic split in the socio-religious structure of European Culture. In case 2, the subject was an artist, and out of his own split he seemed to have created a symbolic bridge that would be a therapeutic bridge for himself and a possible model for curing the evil of the times in which we then were living.
📒Landscape Design Methods Illustrated ✍ Tom Turner
📝Landscape Design Methods Illustrated Book Synopsis : CONTENTS: (1) Context-sensitive landscape architecture (2) Aims of landscape architecture (3) Theory in landscape architecture (4) Ten historic design theories (5) Modernist, Postmodern and Post-postmodern Art (6) Modern Design Theory, including Ecological Design and ESRI Geodesign (7) Postmodern Design Theory, including Deconstructionism and Landscape Urbanism (8) Post-postmodern Design Theory, including PAKILDA and Ecological Urbanism (9) On Values, including McHarg, Land Ethics and Environmental Ethics