The Mystery of the Seven Vowels: In Theory and Practice

By Joscelyn Godwin

The seven vowels which we use each day in speech depend upon the phenomenon of harmonics that's on the very foundation of track. once we listen vowels we're listening to the legislation of concord that are finally the legislation of quantity which are acknowledged to control the universe. this can be the 1st publication at the topic to seem in English and brings jointly the fields of linguistics concord, mythology, background of religions, and occult philosophy. Scholarly, but useful, this booklet offers directions for studying one's personal therapeutic, centering, and uplifting tones.

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The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War

By Caroline Alexander

"Spectacular and continuously surprising."
-Ken Burns

Written with the authority of a pupil and the energy of a bestselling narrative historian, The struggle That Killed Achilles is a wonderful and totally well timed presentation of 1 of the undying tales of Western civilization. As she did in The Endurance and The Bounty, New York Times bestselling writer Caroline Alexander has taken aside a story we predict we all know and positioned it again jointly in a fashion that we could us see its actual strength. within the approach, she finds the meant topic of Homer's masterwork-the tragic classes of battle and its enduring devastation.

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Ramayan: A Poetic Translation

By Ruchir Gupta

To this point this is often the one English translation of the Ramayan written within the similar poetic shape because the unique tale, composed numerous millions of years in the past. it's a great start line for a person attracted to Hinduism, because the tale is gifted in a concise, easy-to-follow demeanour, by means of an easy research of the details on the finish.

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The Legends Of The Jews

It is a sizeable unabridged collation of the Haggada--the traditions that have grown up surrounding the Biblical narrative. those tales and bits of layered element are scattered through the Talmud and the Midrash, and different assets, together with oral. within the nineteenth century Ginzberg undertook the duty of arranging the Haggada into chronological order, and this quantity used to be the end result.

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Draw 50 Magical Creatures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Unicorns, Elves, Cherubs, Trolls, and Many More

By Lee J. Ames

Draw 50 Magical Creatures teaches aspiring artists tips to draw comfortably through following easy, step by step directions. Acclaimed writer and illustrator Lee J. Ames exhibits you the way to attract a fascinating number of mystical creatures and mythical beasts, together with a stately centaur, a daunting Cyclops, a playful fairy, a bashful mermaid, and a lot more.

Lee J. Ames’s drawing technique has confirmed winning for kids and adults alike during the last thirty years. The thirty books within the Draw 50 sequence have greater than 5 million copies in print and feature proven every body from amateurs to specialists tips to draw every little thing from animals to airplanes.

Even the youngest artists could make those legendary beasts glance nice. It’s effortless in case you do it the Draw 50 manner.

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Unclean Spirits (Gods and Monsters, Book 1)

By Chuck Wendig

5 years in the past, all of it went flawed for Cason Cole. He misplaced his spouse and son, misplaced every thing, and used to be sure into provider to a guy who chews up human lives and spits them out, a predator who holds not anything expensive and respects no legislation. Now, because the guy he either loves and hates lies demise at his toes, the sounds of the explosion nonetheless ringing in his ears, Cason is ultimately loose. The gods and goddesses are genuine. A polytheistic pantheon—a tangle of divine hierarchies—once stored the realm at an arm’s size, warring with each other for mankind’s trust and devotion. It was once a grim and bloody stability, yet a stability simply an identical. whilst one god triumphed, using all different gods out of Heaven, it used to be again to the undesirable previous days: cults and sycophants, and the negative retribution the gods stopover at on those that spite them. None of that's going to forestall Cason from getting again what’s his…

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From the Gita to the Grail: Exploring Yoga Stories & Western Myth

By Bernie Clark

What's the that means of Shiva dancing on a dwarf named Avidya? Why does Vishnu sleep upon an unending snake? To what did the Buddha wake up? What can we suggest by means of soul? The perform of Yoga has develop into very common and renowned within the West; even if, the tales of Yoga are nonetheless unusual to Western ears. What do those old symbols suggest, what are they attempting to train us, and the way may still we include the data skillfully into our Western way of life? through the myths of Yoga besides the tales that experience motivated Western tradition, we're awarded with possibilities to choose the simplest of either worlds, and create new maps to assist consultant us throughout the uncertainties of recent living.

tales are enjoyable! very important tales advisor us and teach us; they carry psychological versions which paintings at an subconscious point to assist us navigate via our glossy society and govern our reactions to the ups-and¬downs of lifestyles; they supply which means and function for our existence; and our tales entertain and front us. during this publication, Bernie Clark appears to be like on the non secular tales present in the West that create a base map for our lives after which appears on the tales present in the East to determine how they can enhance our base maps. The tales provided are mixture of light¬hearted and stress-free, and deep and profound.

The value of reports East and West are illustrated in the course of the version proposed via the nice twentieth century mythologist, Joseph Campbell: myths, or tales, serve 4 nice capabilities - the paranormal, the cosmological, the sociological and the mental functionality. The tales selected illustrate those 4 features of mythology and express how we will be able to take those tales into ourselves to create a deeper adventure of life.

This e-book is listed making it really easy to navigate.

You could locate that, with a formal creation, mythology will capture you. Joseph Campbell: the facility of Myth

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The Demigod Files (A Percy Jackson and the Olympians Guide)

By Rick Riordan

How do you deal with an come across with Medusa at the New Jersey interstate? what is the most sensible option to take down a minotaur? develop into knowledgeable on every thing in Percy's global with this must-have consultant to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians sequence. whole with interviews, puzzles, video games, and unique brief tales through Rick Riordan.

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Japanese Gods and Myths

By Rebecca Kingsley

The gods and myths of Japan embrace
Shinto and Buddhist traditions, in addition as
popular agricultural-based people beliefs.
With a pantheon of noble heroes, such' as
Yamato-takeru, and greater than eight
million gods, jap mythology is
extremely complex.
Ancient jap society used to be agricultural,
and the tenets of Shintoism therefore
reflect the luck or failure of farming.
The method of ideals lays nice tension on
purity and readability, and their contrary, filth,
which prevents progress. legendary heroes in
Shinto trust frequently replicate the brute,
unforgiving power of nature, and
consequently many Shinto legends are
extremely bloodthirsty.The nice sun
goddess Amaterasu is honored above all
other gods and is thought to be the
direct ancestor of the japanese royal
fam ily.
Illustrated with a big variety of
Japanese work and artefacts,
Japanese Gods and Myths is a concise
and energetic creation to a fascinating
area of mythology.

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