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Southern Mystical Moments
  • Author : Patricia H. Graham,Verna C. Humphrey
  • Publisher : E-Booktime, LLC
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 1608624382
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Mystical Tales of the South is comprised of a collection of myths, legends, and folklore situated in Western North Carolina. This is Patricia's 3rd collection of short stories. Learn about the traditions and local myths of Fontana Lake's man-eating monster, the Boojum of Swain County, or the Healer of Tuckasegee, and much more. Discover the mystery behind the Brown Mountain Lights, the Clurichaun, and the birthing of the Smoky Mountains. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for an eye-opening experience. Magic under the Willow Tree is a short story written by Verna Humphrey. This is her third published story. Dreams occur within our sleep and sometimes our dreams are motivated by things that trigger the subconscious mind. Sometimes, our dreams can be manipulated, in which this case is of manipulation through magic. In this story, set around New Orleans, unseen forces are at work within the dreams of two people. The reader can only imagine how these unknown forces will span across time and affect this couple.

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    The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
  • Author : Grady Hendrix
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9781683691440
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “This funny and fresh take on a classic tale manages to comment on gender roles, racial disparities, and white privilege all while creeping me all the way out. So good.”—Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this New York Times best-selling horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town. Bonus features: • Reading group guide for book clubs • Hand-drawn map of Mt. Pleasant • Annotated true-crime reading list by Grady Hendrix • And more! Patricia Campbell’s life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenage kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she’s always a step behind on her endless to-do list. The only thing keeping her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime. At these meetings they’re as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are about their own families. One evening after book club, Patricia is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbor, bringing the neighbor's handsome nephew, James Harris, into her life. James is well traveled and well read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn’t felt in years. But when children on the other side of town go missing, their deaths written off by local police, Patricia has reason to believe James Harris is more of a Bundy than a Brad Pitt. The real problem? James is a monster of a different kind—and Patricia has already invited him in. Little by little, James will insinuate himself into Patricia’s life and try to take everything she took for granted—including the book club—but she won’t surrender without a fight in this blood-soaked tale of neighborly kindness gone wrong.

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    Magical Moments
  • Author : Deborah Borgen
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 9781614488033
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  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Magical Moments: Discover How to Easily Create More in Your Daily Life reveals a step-by-step manual to make sure that everyone gets access to their innate resources. Included in these steps are simple exercises and techniques you can use to improve and create smooth flow in daily life. You will see the importance of having life visions to stretch towards and setting clear goals. In order for humans to choose happiness we must know how we function and how we can rid ourselves of worries, release stress, old fear and phobias---creating lasting changes. Near-death experiences showed Deborah Borgen that humans have many unused resources within. She wants everyone to have access to these enormous, undreamed of possibilities that lie within every human. Deborah has dedicated her life to showing people how they easily can improve and enrich their lives. A scientific research project on Deborah Borgen’s course, which this book is based on, reveals a great leap within mind development.

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    The United States of Appalachia
  • Author : Jeff Biggers
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781582439945
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • Few places in the United States confound and fascinate Americans like Appalachia, yet no other area has been so markedly mischaracterized by the mass media. Stereotypes of hillbillies and rednecks repeatedly appear in representations of the region, but few, if any, of its many heroes, visionaries, or innovators are ever referenced. Make no mistake, they are legion: from Anne Royall, America's first female muckraker, to Sequoyah, a Cherokee mountaineer who invented the first syllabary in modern times, and international divas Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, as well as writers Cormac McCarthy, Edward Abbey, and Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck, Appalachia has contributed mightily to American culture — and politics. Not only did eastern Tennessee boast the country's first antislavery newspaper, Appalachians also established the first District of Washington as a bold counterpoint to British rule. With humor, intelligence, and clarity, Jeff Biggers reminds us how Appalachians have defined and shaped the United States we know today.

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    Magical Moments
  • Author : Thomas Wood
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 9781462858606
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  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Magical Moments...Short stories, some very funny and some quite sad, about an ordinary man’s life; from his youth in the depression days; to the adventures of a growing boy; the courting of his wife and the rising of his family. You will find yourself either laughing out loud or shedding tears as you read. They will probably remind you of some of your own life’s “magical moments” back in the “good old days”. These stories may even inspire you to write a book of your own “magical moments” for your grandchildren and great-grandchildren to read.

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    Life’s Magical Moments
  • Author : Francesca Liacopoulos-Fawer
  • Publisher : Zorba Books
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9789388497589
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • “I have never seen a man without sorrows, yet the world always changes.” – Romanos Melodos, famous Greek hymnographer A true story of love and loss. After the death of her dearly beloved husband, George, Francesca loses all sense of time and direction. Her life comes to a standstill and her days are filled with despair and loneliness. The love that was supposed to last her a lifetime departs too early, and leaves her feeling as if all doors have closed and life will never have the same joy and lightness of being ever again. She shuts herself in the villa she had built with her husband in Corfu, almost as if she were a statue behind a closed door. Over the course of a few years and some wonderful moments with her petite fée, Marlène, Francesca learns to live again. After George’s death, Marlène promises to visit Francesca in Corfu every year for a week. The time that they spend together during these annual visits leave them feeling enriched and reinvigorated. The conversations they share help Francesca learn to find herself again, and to remember that love never leaves. It surrounds us always, helping us take one step after the next until we find our centre again. This is a true story of love and loss. This is Francesca’s journey from despair to hope, and from lost faith to insightful living.

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    Magical Moments of Change
  • Author : Lenore Terr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 0393705307
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  • Genre : Psychology
  • Terr presents highly effective child psychotherapeutic stylesand techniques and demonstrates them in three ways: byrelating “moments” from at least six of her own cases; byconveying and comparing “moments” from 33 of her distinguishedcolleagues' cases; and by watching her “wild child”patient, little Cammie, develop her own eight “magical moments”over a period of fifteen years. These “moments” arerare. But by pooling them together, or by looking at howthey develop over a long period of time in a single individual,readers are able to achieve further understanding of theprocess of change in child and adolescent psychotherapy.

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    Magical Moments with Canada Geese
  • Author : C. Forester Seely
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN : 9781434376503
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  • Genre : Books
  • This is mainly a detailed account of the author's experience in observing the habits and eccentricities of wild Canada geese, It evolved from just observing them in his boyhood as they flew by to actually raising them from the time they were born, caring for them, feeding them, taking pictures of them, and just hanging out with them for hours, especially after his retirement from his job as a Canada immigration officer stationed at the border between Houlton, Maine and Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. In passing, he also described in exultant terms his other loves - Mt. Katahdin in Millinocket, Maine; his house ("Lovelight"), which was built and developed solely with his specifications and under his supervision, on eleven acres of land (the "Mountain View Plantation")

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    Oracle of Mystical Moments
  • Author : Catrin Well-Stein
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1572819200
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  • Genre : Books
  • Visionary collage artist Catrin Welz-Stein intermixes unexpected elements of nature and imagination, creating a sumptuous world where flower spirits and floating castles happily co-exist. Each of the 52 oracle cards captures a magical moment full of delightful surprises and vintage charm. Powerful messages in the 44-page guidebook lead you into discoveries of insight that inspire new ways of looking at life.

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    Mystic Isles of the South Seas
  • Author : Frederick O ́Brien
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 9783732683284
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reproduction of the original: Mystic Isles of the South Seas by Frederick O ́Brien

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    Moments in Time
  • Author : Neil Anthes
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9781460239216
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • We live in two planes of existence simultaneously: the world of our physical senses and the domain of our inner spiritual awareness. Moments in Time explores this inner realm. It describes the author's first hand experience with divine consciousness and conveys insight into personal spirituality. This guide also probes into the invisible bonds between ourselves and universal intelligence....

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    Trauma, Memory and Identity in Five Jewish Novels from the Southern Cone
  • Author : Debora Cordeiro Rosa
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9780739172988
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • The Jewish presence in Latin America has produced a remarkable body of literature that gives voice to the fascinating experience of Jews in Latin American lands. This book explores how trauma and memory influence the formation of Jewish identity for the fictional Jewish characters of five novels written by Jewish authors born in the Southern Cone.

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    Mystic Grits
  • Author : Darelyn Dj Mitsch
  • Publisher : Booksurge Llc
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0615300871
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Partially fictionalized autobiography written largely in the form of diary entries.

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    Artistic Cartography and Design Explorations Towards the Pluriverse
  • Author : Satu Miettinen,Enni Mikkonen,Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos,Melanie Sarantou
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 9781000816020
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  • Genre : Art
  • This edited volume uses an interdisciplinary approach to art and design that not only reframes but also repositions agendas and actions to address fragmented global systems. Contributors explore the pluriverse of art and design through epistemological and methodological considerations. What kinds of sustainable ways are there for knowledge transfer, supporting plural agendas, finding novel ways for unsettling conversations, unlearning and learning and challenging power structures with marginalised groups and contexts through art and design? The main themes of the book are art and design methods, epistemologies and practices that provide critical, interdisciplinary, pluriversal and decolonial considerations. The book challenges the domination of the white logic of art and design and shifts away from the Anglo-European one-world system towards the pluriverse. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual studies, arts-based research, and design studies.

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    A New Companion to Hispanic Mysticism
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN : 9789004193468
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  • Genre : History
  • Winner of the 2011 Bainton Prize for Reference Works The “canon” of Hispanic mysticism is expanding. By taking a more inclusive approach to studying mysticism in its “marginal” manifestations, we draw mysticism—in all its complex iterations—back toward its rightful place at the center of early modern spiritual experience.

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    Everyday Mysticism
  • Author : Eddie Ensley
  • Publisher : Twenty-Third Publications
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 1585958433
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  • Genre : Mysticism
  • Here Deacon Eddie Ensley shows that mysticism isn't just for monastics and contemplatives. It's for each person, every day of their lives, every time they open their hearts to God. Mysticism, he says, is a simple and profound treasure, available to all of us.

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    The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
  • Author : Judith H. Bonner,Estill Curtis Pennington
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780807869949
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  • Genre : Reference
  • From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.

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    Emmie Marie and Magical Moments with Mimi
  • Author : Elizabeth Bordelon
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 1794835547
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  • Genre : Books
  • Hello! I can almost guarantee your children will grin the entire time they are reading or listening to my book, about a little girl, her imagination, and a loving grandmother. It's a visit to Mimi's Emmie Marie will never forget. What I hope children will learn from my book is that the simplest things in life can bring us so much joy. I'm 68-years-old and my dream of writing a children's book has come true. Even if it is unsuccessful, my dream still happened, and that feels wonderful. I also hope I will inspire children everywhere to never give up on their dreams no matter what age they are. I'll close with two reviews from an actual buyers. It goes to the essence of my story. Thank you for your interest and happy reading! "Emmie Marie reminds me of myself when I would stay with my grandmother. There's nothing more magical than the moments spent with a grandparent. This was a wonderfully written story, painting vivid pictures and showing the magical relationship between child and grandparent. I look forward to future works from the author," Bridget Byrd. "Emmie Marie and Magical Moments with Mimi takes you back to the magical, heartwarming, and caring world of a grandmother. This beautifully written book makes you feel like a kid again. A must-read for younger generations to appreciate and value grandparents, and a must-read for adults to live again in our grandmother's world," Maureen Grace Sampson.

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    Emmie Marie and Magical Moments with Mimi
  • Author : E. A. Bordelon
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 1794781897
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Hello! I can almost guarantee your children will grin the entire time they are reading or listening to my book about a little girl, her imagination, and a very special grandmother. It's a visit to Mimi's Emmie Marie will never forget. My wish is children will learn from my book that the simplest things in life can bring us so much joy. I'm 68-years-old and my dream of writing a children's book has come true. Even if it is unsuccessful, my dream still happened, and that feels wonderful. So, I'm hoping I will inspire children everywhere to never give up on their dreams no matter what age they are. I'll close with two reviews from actual buyers. It goes to the essence of my story. Thank you for your interest and happy reading! "Emmie Marie reminds me of myself when I would stay with my grandmother. There's nothing more magical than the moments spent with a grandparent. This was a wonderfully written story, painting vivid pictures and showing the magical relationship between child and grandparent. I look forward to future works from the author," Bridget Byrd. "Emmie Marie and Magical Moments with Mimi takes you back to the magical, heartwarming, and caring world of a grandmother. This beautifully written book makes you feel like a kid again. A must-read for younger generations to appreciate and value grandparents, and a must-read for adults to live again in our grandmother's world," Maureen Grace Sampson.

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    Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That?
  • Author : Amy Newmark
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781611592702
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  • Genre : Pets
  • Our cats make us smile every day, but some days they really outdo themselves! This book is full of those hilarious and heartwarming stories about the many ways our mischevious feline friends surprise us, make us laugh, and touch our hearts. With a focus on rescue cats, these 101 true, personal stories will make you laugh, nod your head in recognition, and sometimes tear up a little. Royalties from the book go to American Humane, one of the organizations that Chicken Soup for the Soul supports in its broad program to help care for shelter animals and promote adoption.

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    Emmie Marie & Magical Moments with Mimi
  • Author : E. A. Bordelon
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 179471006X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Hello! I can almost guarantee your children will grin the entire time they are reading or listening to my book about a little girl, her imagination, and a very special grandmother. It's a visit to Mimi's Emmie Marie will never forget. My wish is children will learn from my book that the simplest things in life can bring us so much joy. I'm 68-years-old and my dream of writing a children's book has come true. Even if it is unsuccessful, my dream still happened, and that feels wonderful. So, I'm hoping I will inspire children everywhere to never give up on their dreams no matter what age they are. I'll close with reviews from two actual buyers. They go to the essence of my story. Thank you for your interest and happy reading! "Emmie Marie reminds me of myself when I would stay with my grandmother. There's nothing more magical than the moments spent with a grandparent. This was a wonderfully written story, painting vivid pictures and showing the magical relationship between child and grandparent. I look forward to future works from the author," Bridget Byrd. "Emmie Marie and Magical Moments with Mimi takes you back to the magical, heartwarming, and caring world of a grandmother. This beautifully written book makes you feel like a kid again. A must-read for younger generations to appreciate and value grandparents, and a must-read for adults to live again in our grandmother's world," Maureen Grace Sampson.

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    Magical Moments with Emmie Marie
  • Author : Liz Bordelon
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 1678102032
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  • Genre : Books
  • This is book 1 of 4. Emmie Marie is like you. She loves to play and pretend. Her vivid imagination creates a lot of fun moments, some magical. The four books, according to Emmie Marie, are about some of her adventures. I am hoping these stories will bring happiness to readers everywhere. And a fun book for children learning to read or ones who are a little more advanced. But I do think toddlers will enjoy the pictures I included. So, each book is simple, but fun to read. Book 1 is about giant bubbles and more. Book 2 is about magical baking and more. Book 3 is about giant flowers and more. Book 4 is about a lot of birds, and Hermie the hummingbird who is different from the others. Book 2 will be available soon followed by 3 and 4. Learning to read is one of the most powerful things a person can do. Remember, "knowledge itself is power." I learned this quote from my grandmother. And thank you for helping me make my dream come true. Hope you enjoy book 1. Your friend, Liz

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    Magical Moments with Emmie Marie
  • Author : Liz Bordelon
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1458331512
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • This is book 2 of 4. Emmie Marie is like you. She loves to play and pretend. Her vivid imagination creates a lot of fun moments, some magical. According to Emmie Marie, the four books are about her imaginary adventures. I am hoping these stories will bring happiness to readers everywhere. And a fun book for children who are learning to read or ones who are a little more advanced. But I do think toddlers will enjoy the pictures I included. So, each book is simple but fun to read. Learning to read is one of the most powerful things a person can do. Remember, "knowledge itself is power." I learned this quote from my grandmother. And thank you for helping me make my dream come true. I hope you enjoy book 2. Your friend, Liz

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    Mysticism as Modernity
  • Author : William Morris Crooke,William Crooke
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 3039105795
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This work reconsiders the connections between mysticism, nationalism and modernity in twentieth-century German cultures. Disengaging mysticism from occultism, the author creates a new space for reconsidering mysticism's links to larger structures of modernity already at play at the turn of the century. Rather than dismissing mysticism as a strain of anti-modern irrationalism with troubling links to radical politics such as Nazism, the author reconceptualizes modern mysticism as an unwittingly logical expression of the same compression of time and space created by the emergence of the newspaper, radio, railways and telegraph and reflected in the novels of Hermann Hesse, Robert Musil and Max Frisch.

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    Moon Dash Warrior
  • Author : Delano Cummings
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 0965185834
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  • Genre : History
  • "Personal story of Delano Cummings, a young Lumbee Indian from Robeson County, North Carolina. He served three tours with the Marines in Vietnam, from 1966-1971, one with the infantry as part of Second Battalion, First Marines, and two with elite recon units".-- Jacket.

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    The Secret Child
  • Author : Marti Healy
  • Publisher : Book Hub Inc
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : 9780985701802
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Woven with the harsh realities of pre-Civil War South Carolina is an unexpected tale of gypsies and fairies. But this is not a nursery book--no fairy dust and wings. And yet it is infused with magic and beauty—while effortlessly layered with the complexities of freedom, human rights, justice, and life decisions. The seemingly disparate environments are deftly blended with a strong rhythm and lyrical style that keep the reader flowing emotionally and seamlessly from one reality to the next. The story follows young Marika, an Irish traveler, through a fantastical tale of innocence and truth, and the power of our beliefs and love for one another.

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    Living with a Wild God
  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781455501755
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • From the New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed comes a brave, frank, and exquisitely written memoir that will change the way you see the world. Barbara Ehrenreich is one of the most important thinkers of our time. Educated as a scientist, she is an author, journalist, activist, and advocate for social justice. In LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, she recounts her quest-beginning in childhood-to find "the Truth" about the universe and everything else: What's really going on? Why are we here? In middle age, she rediscovered the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence, which records an event so strange, so cataclysmic, that she had never, in all the intervening years, written or spoken about it to anyone. It was the kind of event that people call a "mystical experience"-and, to a steadfast atheist and rationalist, nothing less than shattering. In LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, Ehrenreich reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's impassioned obsession with the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. The result is both deeply personal and cosmically sweeping-a searing memoir and a profound reflection on science, religion, and the human condition. With her signature combination of intellectual rigor and uninhibited imagination, Ehrenreich offers a true literary achievement-a work that has the power not only to entertain but amaze.

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    The Mystical Year
  • Author : Alison Davies
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781787136700
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Celebrate spring and summer as a time of renewal with Flora the Roman Goddess of flowers and learn about balance in Litha. As the nights get longer, create beautiful garlands of herbs to ward off evil spirits. Explore the magic of each month, with mystical tips and practical projects, and delve into the annual cycle of a modern mystical year. With supersitions and sayings, crystals, birds and beasts, this is a book for the modern mystic that is accessible for everyone. Based on spirituality in nature, The Mystical Year reveals how to wind down, and celebrate the seasons with folklore, festivals and simple, creative projects for each month of the year.

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    Southern California Education Monographs
  • Author : University of Southern California
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112108163194
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  • Genre : Education
  • Read and download full book Southern California Education Monographs

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    America, Empire of Liberty
  • Author : David Reynolds
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9780141908564
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • It was Thomas Jefferson who envisioned the United States as a great 'empire of liberty.' In the first new one-volume history in two decades, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the saga of America - helping unlock both its grandeur and its paradoxes. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest superpower the world has seen, how the country that offered liberty and opportunity on a scale unmatched in Europe nevertheless founded its prosperity on the labour of black slaves and the dispossession of the Native Americans. He explains how these tensions between empire and liberty have often been resolved by faith - both the evangelical Protestantism that has energized U.S. politics since the foundation of the nation and the larger faith in American righteousness that has impelled the country's expansion. Reynolds' account is driven by a compelling argument which illuminates our contemporary world.

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    Four Corners
  • Author : Joe Menzer
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 0803283008
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Explores the mania for college basketball in North Carolina, tracing the history of the state's top four teams over the past fifty years and profiling the professional giants to come from them.

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    The Tender Mercy of Roses
  • Author : Anna Michaels
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781439181003
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The ghost of a murdered cowgirl guides her grief-stricken father and a disgraced former detective into an unlikely partnership to find her killer, a pursuit that unleashes intense emotions and dark family secrets. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.

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    The Language of Faith in Southern Africa: Spirit World, Power, Community, Holism
  • Author : Hermen Kroesbergen
  • Publisher : AOSIS
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9781928396932
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  • Genre : Religion
  • The aim of this book is to provide a way to do justice to an African language of faith. In systematic theology, anthropology and philosophy of religion, similar debates about how to interpret an African language of faith are ongoing. Trying to avoid the ‘othering’ discourses of past generations, scholars are careful to take seriously what people in Africa say without portraying people’s beliefs as weird or backward. Yet, in their desperate attempts to avoid othering, these theologians, anthropologists and philosophers often painfully misconstrue the language of faith in Africa. Understanding the language of faith in Southern Africa is not an easy task. How should we take seriously the form of language that often seems so strange and different? I argue that, after African inculturation theology and black liberation theology, a better way to make sense of being a Christian in Southern Africa is to pay close attention to people’s language of faith. The way in which people speak of the spirit world or powers in Africa appears strange to outsiders, and the sense of community and the holistic worldview differentiates the African way of life from its Euro-American counterparts. When proper attention is paid to the use of concepts like spirit world, power, community and holism, language of faith in Southern Africa is neither as strange as it may seem, nor as romantic. By investigating these distinguishing concepts that colour language of faith in Southern Africa, this book contributes to future projects of both fellow theologians who try to construct a contemporary African theology and those who are interested in theology in Africa given the well-known southward shift of the centre of gravity of Christianity.

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    A Time of Sifting
  • Author : Paul Peucker
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780271070711
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  • Genre : Religion
  • At the end of the 1740s, the Moravians, a young and rapidly expanding radical-Pietist movement, experienced a crisis soon labeled the Sifting Time. As Moravian leaders attempted to lead the church away from the abuses of the crisis, they also tried to erase the memory of this controversial and embarrassing period. Archival records were systematically destroyed, and official histories of the church only dealt with this period in general terms. It is not surprising that the Sifting Time became both a taboo and an enigma in Moravian historiography. In A Time of Sifting, Paul Peucker provides the first book-length, in-depth look at the Sifting Time and argues that it did not consist of an extreme form of blood-and-wounds devotion, as is often assumed. Rather, the Sifting Time occurred when Moravians began to believe that the union with Christ could be experienced not only during marital intercourse but during extramarital sex as well. Peucker shows how these events were the logical consequence of Moravian teachings from previous years. As the nature of the crisis became evident, church leaders urged the members to revert to their earlier devotion of the blood and wounds of Christ. By returning to this earlier phase, the Moravians lost their dynamic character and became more conservative. It was at this moment that the radical-Pietist Moravians of the first half of the eighteenth century reinvented themselves as a noncontroversial evangelical denomination.

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    The Lights of Sugarberry Cove
  • Author : Heather Webber
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781250774637
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Lights of Sugarberry Cove is a charming, delightful story of family, healing, love, and small town Southern charm by USA Today bestselling author Heather Webber. Sadie Way Scott has been avoiding her family and hometown of Sugarberry Cove, Alabama, since she nearly drowned in the lake just outside her mother’s B&B. Eight years later, Sadie is the host of a much-loved show about southern cooking and family, but despite her success, she wonders why she was saved. What is she supposed to do? Sadie’s sister, Leala Clare, is still haunted by the guilt she feels over the night her sister almost died. Now, at a crossroads in her marriage, Leala has everything she ever thought she wanted—so why is she so unhappy? When their mother suffers a minor heart attack just before Sugarberry Cove’s famous water lantern festival, the two sisters come home to run the inn while she recovers. It’s the last place either of them wants to be, but with a little help from the inn’s quirky guests, the sisters may come to terms with their strained relationships, accept the past, and rediscover a little lake magic. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Mountain Mysteries
  • Author : Larry D. Thacker
  • Publisher : The Overmountain Press
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 1570723168
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • A near-obsessive pursuit of ghost stories and odd superstitions cranks up this serious study of Appalachian tales of the supernatural and their origin in both old-world customs and real historical events. An effort to preserve and record one aspect of a dying way of life, the book relies on interviews and historic documents to search for the facts behind local lore of murder, witchcraft, and weird hauntings. Several campfire-worthy ghost stories are recounted in their entirety—including "The Swinging Gate of Fern Lake Hollow"—and an unexpectedly large number of stories about aliens and UFOs provide an interesting comparison of three-century-old mysteries and those stirred up in comparatively recent times

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    Thirteen Days in September
  • Author : Lawrence Wright
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 9780804170024
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW’ S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, The Economist, The Daily Beast, St. Louis Post-Dispatch In September 1978, three world leaders—Menachem Begin of Israel, Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and U.S. president Jimmy Carter—met at Camp David to broker a peace agreement between the two Middle East nations. During the thirteen-day conference, Begin and Sadat got into screaming matches and had to be physically separated; both attempted to walk away multiple times. Yet, by the end, a treaty had been forged—one that has quietly stood for more than three decades, proving that peace in the Middle East is possible. Wright combines politics, scripture, and the participants’ personal histories into a compelling narrative of the fragile peace process. Begin was an Orthodox Jew whose parents had perished in the Holocaust; Sadat was a pious Muslim inspired since boyhood by stories of martyrdom; Carter, who knew the Bible by heart, was driven by his faith to pursue a treaty, even as his advisers warned him of the political cost. Wright reveals an extraordinary moment of lifelong enemies working together—and the profound difficulties inherent in the process. Thirteen Days in September is a timely revisiting of this diplomatic triumph and an inside look at how peace is made.

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    Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul
  • Author : Arielle Ford
  • Publisher : Plume
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0452279259
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  • Genre : Religion
  • “Like a box of supernatural bonbons—once you start, it's hard to stop.”—Booklist This enchanting book is perfect for those who love magic and mystery, and who know that an unseen, loving presence is watching over us. This is an inspiring collection of mystical experiences involving angels, miracles, near-death experiences, divine interventions, animal experiences, personal transformations, and miraculous healings. The storytellers come from all walks of life—doctors, lawyers, actors, musicians, mailmen, teachers, and others—and include familiar figures, such as Neal Donald Walsch, Judith Orloff, M.D., and Joan Borysenko. With such a wonderful variety of enlightening stories, every reader will find many that will touch them personally.

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    Mystical Healing Reading Cards
  • Author : Inna Segal
  • Publisher : Reading Card
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1925924181
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • The Mystical Healing Reading Cards deck offers a life-changing opportunity to release you from fear, anxiety, negative ancestral patterns and karma. It leads you to develop your capacity to understand your karmic destiny. Through this deck, experience the power to penetrate your inner life and connect with your deepest feelings, soul wisdom and spiritual evolution. Each card's evocative image offers you profound knowledge of Self and Spirit combined with practical guidance and tools for transformation. Embrace a renewed self-awareness and resilience and get ready to tackle life's challenges and embrace its opportunities. Author Inna Segal's power lies in her ability to awaken you to your inner world and steer you towards cutting-edge, powerful, enlivening processes for regeneration and refinement.

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    Selected Writings: 1927-1934
  • Author : Walter W. Benjamin,Walter Benjamin,Howard Eiland,Gary Smith
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 890
  • ISBN : 0674945867
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Comprising more than 65 pieces - journal articles, reviews, extended essays, sketches, aphorisms, and fragments - this volume shows the range of Walter Benjamin's writing. His topics here include poetry, fiction, drama, history, religion, love, violence, morality and mythology.