Author: R. N. Morris
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date: 2011-05-19
Easter, 1872. Fires burn in St Petersburg, a prelude to the revolutionary turmoil that will shake Russia a generation later. As the springtime thaw begins, a body rises to the surface of the Winter Canal. Following an anonymous tip-off, magistrate Porfiry Petrovich is drawn into an investigation of the radical intellectuals who seek to fan the flames of revolution. In the meantime, junior magistrate Pavel Pavlovich Virginsky plays a dangerous game of his own. Following a chance meeting with a man he suspects of being an arsonist, he volunteers to infiltrate a terrorist cell. But the young man's loyalties appear divided, his motives conflicted. Will he track down the killers, or to use his position as a magistrate to further a cause with which he sympathises? The issue comes to a head in a shocking and violent confrontation between two generations. The Cleansing Flames is the fourth book in R. N. Morris's acclaimed series featuring the investigator from Crime and Punishment.
As believers, we have a desperate need to cultivate intimacy with our God, a place of blissful union in His love. Now acclaimed worship leader, singer, and teacher Steve Fry shows us how. "The key to knowing God," Fry says, "is worship." From jubilant praise to the very embrace of His heart, the author invites everyone to enter into this mysterious encounter with God's glory. The reader will find practical instruction on meditating in the Scriptures, preparing oneself through praise, and seeking God's face in prayer. If you're dry, distracted, dissatisfied, drained in spirit -- or simply seeking "more" -- this biblical praise and worship primer will rekindle the flame of passionate relationship with Christ. Includes worship CD with three songs by Steve Fry! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Brian Parsons
Publisher: Spire Books Limited
Release Date: 2005
Overcrowded churchyards, shortage of land and rapidly increasing population - how could the late Victorians dispose of their dead? Cremation was the only answer. But today, with over two-thirds of all deaths being followed by cremation, it is hard to appreciate the massive struggles faced by the Cremation Society after its foundation in 1874. Religious bigotry, legal obstacles and sheer moral outrage all stood in the way. But interest grew, and aided by the work of others, including the acts of a flamboyant Welsh Druid, the first cremator was available for public use in 1885, at Woking. This book is the first full-length study of these events and how cremation developed into an acceptable and dignified way to dispose of the dead. It tells of the arrangements for early cremations and the progress of the movement down to the passing of the first Cremation Act in 1902 when London finally received its first crematorium. It is extensively illustrated including many rarely seen images.
Discover the hidden mysteries of the sun goddesses and reclaim the all-but-lost archetype of the solar feminine. While today the sun is often seen as a masculine divinity, for many cultures throughout history it was the ultimate symbol of feminine power and creation. Join author Stephanie Woodfield as she explores solar-goddess mythology from around the world and shows you how to work with this forgotten side of the Goddess in a modern spiritual system. Drawing Down the Sun features fourteen different goddesses, and provides practical guidance for embracing their divine spirit through pathworking, rituals, and spellcraft. Learn how to bring abundance into your life with the Baltic goddess Saule. Call upon the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet for strength and courage. Draw upon the sun’s healing energy with the Celtic Brighid. With invocations, spells, and incense recipes, as well as instructions for solar magick, meditations, and more, this comprehensive guide is perfect for connecting with the solar feminine.
Author: Stephen J. Pyne
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Release Date: 2017-08-24
Pyne traces the impact of fire in Australia, from its influence on vegetation to its use by Aborigines and European settlers.�Mr. Pyne, showing what a historian deeply schooled in environmental science can contribute to our awareness of nature and culture, has produced a provocative work that is a major contribution to the literature of environmental studies.��New York Times Book Review
Author: Maria Paige Vosacek
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Who are you? What are you? From whence have you come? Where are you destined to go? --Socrates As a doorway to the light, this book offers a vision of the world we would create if our lives honored the supreme force, God the Father. Through personal experiences and her own visionary view, the author offers a â€œfeast for thoughtâ€ illuminated with verses from the Bible. â€œThe finite is the infinite waiting to be freed. Evil (error) is good gone astray ... the misguidance of the One Power. The child of God with the unlit candle upon the altar of the heart is the child who seeks to light the candle but knows it not ... for the breath of ignorance has tombed the wanting sightless eye.â€ To open the unseeing eyes of the reader, there is a series of explorations, drawn from her life of seeing beyond the doorway into the Light. It is profoundly moving and inspiring. Messages communicated through nature Dreams, voices and visions in â€œDivine Lightâ€ Healing oneself and others with love UFOs Family, relationships, marriage and children Dreamtime/spiritual classroom Crystals as windows of Light and intelligence Transmutation and ascension
Author: John R. Fultz
Release Date: 2013-12-10
The stunning conclusion to the Books of the Shaper series that began with Seven Princes and Seven Kings... The Almighty Zyung drives his massive armies across the world to invade the Land of the Five Cities. So begins the final struggle between freedom and tyranny. The Southern Kings D'zan and Undutu lead a fleet of warships to meet Zyung's aerial armada. Vireon the Slayer and Tyro the Sword King lead Men and Giants to defend the free world. So begins the great slaughter of the age... lardu the Shaper and Sharadza Vodsdaughter must awaken the Old Breed to face Zyung's legion of sorcerers. So begins a desperate quest beyond the material world into strange realms of magic and mystery. Yet already it may be too late...
Jake Taggart's life was almost perfect He'd worked hard to overcome his past, and he loved his job as foreman on a ranch in Arkansas. The only thorn in his side was a dark eyed cowboy named Tornado whose stubborn attitude brought frustration and confusion to Jake's mostly happy existence. A late spring rainstorm brings out hidden passions and unleashes a chain of events neither of them expected--and eventually brings about events that threaten to destroy them and what they worked to create. Strong wills and forceful personalities make for intense encounters...but is it enough to keep love alive? Chris Owen lives and writes in Eastern Canada. Favorite things include shrimp and pasta, soft wool, sunshine through windows, and late nights followed by sleeping in. Conversely, dislikes include waking too late, seeing sunshine only through windows, and being inside during rain storms. This is the Tenth Anniversary Special Edition of the Best-Selling novel, including author's foreword.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post