By Mike JayAn illustrated cultural heritage of drug use from its roots in animal intoxication to its destiny in fashion designer neurochemicals
• that includes paintings from the impending excessive Society exhibition on the Wellcome assortment in London, one of many world’s maximum clinical historical past collections
• Explores the jobs medications play in several cultures as drugs, non secular sacraments, prestige symbols, and coveted exchange items
• finds how medicinal drugs drove the worldwide exchange and cultural alternate that made the fashionable international
• Examines the motives of drug prohibitions a century in the past and the present “war on medicinal drugs”
Every society is a excessive society. each day humans drink espresso on ecu terraces and kava in Pacific villages; chunk betel nut in Indonesian markets and coca leaf on Andean mountainsides; swallow ecstasy pills within the golf equipment of Amsterdam and opium drugs within the deserts of Rajastan; smoke cannabis in Himalayan temples and tobacco and marijuana in each kingdom on the earth.
Exploring the spectrum of drug use all through history--from its roots in animal intoxication to its destiny in fashion designer neurochemicals--High Society paints vibrant photographs of the jobs medicines play in numerous cultures as medicinal drugs, spiritual sacraments, prestige symbols, and coveted exchange items. From the botanicals of the classical global throughout the mind-bending self-experiments of 18th- and 19th-century scientists to the unreal molecules that experience reworked our knowing of the mind, Mike Jay unearths how medicinal drugs reminiscent of tobacco, tea, and opium drove the worldwide exchange and cultural trade that created the fashionable global and examines the forces that ended in the prohibition of opium and cocaine a century in the past and the “war on medicines” that rages this present day.
This is the stranger-than-fiction tale of 2 soul associates who rejected the established order and embraced better beliefs . . . and had a lot of enjoyable whereas they have been at it. Reclaiming Pagan as a non secular identity―and residing in an open marriage for over 4 decades―Oberon and Morning Glory Zell really include the liberty to imagine, to like, and to live.
Telling the tales in their singular lives during this particular oral heritage, Oberon and Morning Glory―together with a colourful tribe of buddies, enthusiasts, musicians, homesteaders, researchers, and ritualists―reveal how they verified the Church of All Worlds, revitalized Goddess worship, came upon the Gaea Thesis, raised genuine Unicorns, hooked up a world neighborhood via eco-friendly Egg journal, sought for mermaids within the South Pacific, and based the influential gray university of Wizardry.
Join Morning Glory and Oberon as they percentage the highs and lows in their impressive lives, and discover the function they performed in shaping the neighborhood of Witches and Pagans that prospers on this planet today.
Includes a 16-page colour photograph insert.
By Paul SeligThe first ebook in channeler Paul Selig’s generally expected Mastery Trilogy leads you into an extraordinary trip of self-development, straight away construction your individual excellence and your skill to enhance existence for others.
The channeled literature of Paul Selig -- who gets clairaudient dictation from unseen intellects known as the publications -- has quick turn into an important and celebrated expression of channeling considering that A path In Miracles rose to prominence within the 1970s.
Selig’s 3 past books -- I Am the observe, The e-book of affection and Creation, and The publication of realizing and Worth -- have gained a becoming following worldwide for his or her intensity, intimacy, and mental perception. Now, Selig embarks upon a unprecedented new trilogy at the “Teachings of Mastery” along with his inaugural volume: The publication of Mastery.
The booklet of Mastery offers a deeply sensible prescription for heightening your talents, aptitudes, and feel of private excellence. The publications’ teachings pass a lot additional, in spite of the fact that, teaching you ways to enhance lifestyles for others and, eventually, for international humanity.
because the publications themselves placed it: “We will let you know this: not anyone who reads those books should be left unchanged. they are going to be like molecular structures that reinvigorate and realign and reclaim the reader to themselves of their worthy, of their id and, past that, of their actual realm. Underline actual realm in case you like. as the actual realm that we train in is ready to return to the stone a while until you all get it together.”
By Robert SimmonsThe religious and therapeutic features of 390 contributors of the mineral nation are distinct right here in The notebook of Stones, Robert Simmons's condensed reference advisor to to crystals and gem stones. in accordance with the bestselling The ebook of Stones: Who they're and What They Teach, this advisor describes forty seven new stones now not coated within the unique encyclopedia and likewise comprises an index of the non secular, emotional, and therapeutic traits of the stones.
This pocket variation has been asked by means of many readers who're trying to find a compact reference that they could hold simply or provide as a cheap present to the rock-lovers on their present lists. Incorporating fantastically lit, full-color images of every stone, it imparts the non secular realizing that made The publication of Stones the "bible" of many millions of crystal lovers.
This publication is a perfect advent to stones and their energies in case you are new to the sphere, in addition to being a useful transportable reference for well-versed readers. each access features a vibrant colour picture and quick-look record of keywords, elemental and chakra correspondences, plus the valuable actual, emotional, and religious traits of every mineral, crystal, or gemstone. less than the quick-look record, Simmons presents an outline of every stone, together with clinical information and the tale of every stone's religious and therapeutic features, in addition to recommednations for different stones that mix harmoniously with it. The medical details provided welcomes these now not but accustomed to crystal energies by means of supplying a well-known body of reference and likewise broadens the data of these who come to stones essentially for religious purposes.
The notebook of Stones contains a accomplished index of the therapeutic features and the emotional and religious homes of the entire stones within the book.
From the exchange Paperback version.
The brain, says Osho, has the aptitude to be tremendously inventive in facing the demanding situations of way of life, and the issues of the realm within which we are living. the trouble, notwithstanding, is that rather than utilizing the brain as a beneficial servant we've principally allowed it to develop into the grasp of our lives. Its pursuits, trust structures, and interpretations rule our days and our nights―bringing us into clash with minds which are varied from ours, retaining us conscious at evening rehashing these conflicts or making plans the conflicts of the next day, and nerve-racking our sleep and our desires. If merely there has been how to change it off and provides it a leisure! discovering the change which may silence the mind―not via strength or doing some unique ritual, yet via figuring out, watchfulness, and a fit experience of humor―is meditation. A sharper, extra comfy and inventive mind―one which may functionality on the height of its precise intelligence―is the potential.The e-book will contain a hyperlink to tutorials on OSHO Nadabrahma Meditation.
By Barb Karg, Arjean Spaite, Rick Sutherland
From Bram Stoker's "Dracula", to Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" sequence, vampires have involved and fearful old and young alike for hundreds of years. if it is an evil, sharp-fanged creature who seems from the mist, or a good-looking, erotic human being of puzzle, the vampire in all its incarnations is without doubt one of the preferred and interesting characters of literature and picture. Vampires alternately terrorize and develop into items to be idolized and wanted. This publication examines their infamous heritage and legends, their evolution and portrayal in books, tv, and cinema, and the on going fascination with the 'vampire lifestyle'.
By Mantak ChiaTaoist innovations for replenishing our inner power with common cosmic strength
• indicates the best way to remodel extra sexual power (Ching Chi) into self-healing strength
• offers complicated Cosmic therapeutic Chi Kung practices, which assemble the unlimited assets of Cosmic Chi for therapeutic
• Explains how establishing of the 3 tan tiens to the six instructions permits own awareness to attach on to greater resources of power
Taoists contemplate our sexual strength to be the inventive strength that we will use to regenerate the body’s inner power, yet we needs to find out how to harness extra sexual strength and rework it into chi, or life-force strength. after we movement the sexual strength within the Microcosmic Orbit--a non-stop power loop that runs up the backbone and down front of the body--we remodel it into self-healing power that may be saved within the organs and the 3 tan tiens: strength facilities within the mind, the center heart, and the decrease stomach. The Alchemy of Sexual Energy builds upon Microcosmic Orbit practices mentioned in Healing gentle of the Tao.
The extra we open the movement of our inner power the extra able we're of connecting to the cosmic power that exists open air ourselves within the universe. through studying to open the 3 tan tiens to the six instructions, the Taoist practitioner combines brain strength with extension of chi to attract cosmic strength into the physique. This strength, too, should be kept within the 3 tan tiens and used as wanted for therapeutic. once we discover ways to movement during this means with the strength of the Tao, existence ceases to be a fight.
By Natalie Zaman
Celebrate the Seasons and the Wheel of the Year
Rituals • Recipes • Crafts • Pagan Lore • Planetary Guidance
Enrich your non secular existence with the teachings and presents of the 8 sacred vacations of the witches’ yr. providing numerous how one can paintings with seasonal energies, Llewellyn’s 2016 Sabbats Almanac positive factors rules and insights from a wealth of favourite contributors:
Dallas Jennifer Cobb • Natalie Zaman • Suzanne Ress • Elizabeth Barrette • Diana Rajchel • Susan Pesznecker • Eilidh Grove • Magenta Griffith • Linda Raedisch • Blake Octavian Blair • April Elliott Kent • Doreen Shababy • Tess Whitehurst
Includes greater than fifty articles written for novices and skilled witches:
- Creative, inexpensive arts and crafts projects
- Ideas for celebrating the sabbats as a family
- Simple recipes for scrumptious appetizers, entrees, drinks, and desserts
- Astrological affects with complete and new moon rituals
- Extended rituals for teams and individuals
- Journal pages for keeping an eye on your competition plans and memories
- Fascinating Pagan folklore and customs
- Samhain 2015 to Mabon 2016
By Joan BorysenkoThe Borysenkos have built-in their enormous wisdom of drugs, metaphysics, spirituality, and replacement sorts of therapeutic right into a attractive ebook that unearths how we will use the superb energy of the brain to heal the actual and emotional illnesses that afflict us.
By Rhonda ByrneThe Secret printed the legislations of charm. Now Rhonda Byrne unearths the best energy within the universe -- the facility to have something you want.
during this ebook you are going to come to appreciate that every one it takes is only one factor to alter your relationships, cash, overall healthiness, happiness, profession, and all your life.
each discovery, invention, and human production comes from the facility. Perfect health and wellbeing, impressive relationships, a profession you're keen on, a existence packed with happiness, and the cash you have to be, do, and feature every little thing you will want, all come from The Power.
The lifetime of your desires has consistently been towards you than you learned, simply because The strength -- to have every thing stable on your existence -- is within you.
To create something, to alter something, all it takes is only one thing…The Power.