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A despairing protagonist on a quest for his inheritance. An alluring artist. Twin Japanese hostesses. A mad mathematician driving a… kombi, and an old potter schooled in Zen, are part of the cast of characters in an adventure of the spirit; its hopes, dreams and desires. The Possibilities in Emptiness, is a book for all people. It takes you on a young man's battle against conscription and the Vietnam war, in 1970. And into the mysterious contradiction which is Japan, in the late 1980's. Miles Tracy is on a mission to find Shigeo Kitani...and anything to fill the void. If you like Bob Dylan, Che Guevara, Kurt Vonnegut, Zen, Sushi, and a search for meaning; then read on...
By Hoa Pham. 2015
One day there will be peace in Vietnam. But not before more war. Touched by the Lady of the Realm,… Liên dreams of bones and bodies under the sea. The prescient warnings from the Lady weigh heavily on Liên, who is burdened by her inability to save everyone. But she knows that the Lady speaks most to those who listen. Set against the background of the Vietnam war and in its aftermath the rule by the Communist regime, in The Lady of the Realm, we follow Liên's path across many decades that are punctuated by endless war and suffering. Yet even in the most desperate of times, Liên refuses to be ruled by fear and anger and persists in her hope for a peaceful future. For some, it will be too late.
By Patrick Ness, Rovina Cai. 2018
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a richly illustrated and lyrical tale, one… that asks harrowing questions about power, loyalty, obsession, and the monsters we make of others. <P><P>With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself... <P><P>As their relentless Captain leads the chase, they embark on a final, vengeful hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of both whales and men. <P><P>With the lush, atmospheric art of Rovina Cai woven in throughout, this remarkable work by Patrick Ness turns the familiar tale of Moby Dick upside down and tells a story all its own with epic triumph and devastating fate.
By Brian Stableford, Margaret St. Clair. 2016
Like others who withstood the pandemic, Sam Sewell lives in a subterranean shelter. The vast catacombs were built before the… military's biological weapon leaked out, killing nine out of ten people and leaving the survivors so traumatized that they can barely tolerate each other's company. So it's quite peculiar that some government agents seem to think that Sam lives with a woman, Despoina, who's suspected of conducting germ warfare. Pressured by the agents to locate Despoina, Sam must literally go underground to discover the truth about a hidden world of witchcraft and secret rituals. This Wiccan-themed science fiction novel was cited by Gary Gygax as an inspiration for Dungeons & Dragons. Enthusiasts of the role-playing game will recognize the forerunner of Castle Greyhawk and its labyrinthine setting of multiple levels connected by secret passages. Other readers will savor the fantasy on its own terms, as the poetic recounting of an otherworldly mystery.
By Barbara Hand Clow. 2018
A well-researched work of fiction from bestselling author Barbara Hand Clow • A contemporary spiritual and erotic thriller that reveals… esoteric teachings on Jesus and Mary Magdalene, holy relics, sacred sexuality, and art • Contains hidden secrets on the use of crystals as well as extraordinary information about secret societies • Continues the story from Revelations of the Ruby Crystal • From the bestselling author of The Pleiadian Agenda (98,000 copies sold) and The Mayan Code (57,000 copies sold) Shortly after his wedding at his family’s ancient castle in Tuscany, sophisticated and mysterious Armando Pierleoni reveals his richly symbolic painting of the love between Jesus and Mary Magdalene to his bride Jennifer. Deeply affecting all who view it, the alchemical portrayal leads Armando, Jennifer, and their friends on a contemporary journey into the esoteric mysteries of divine marriage, sacred sexuality, the Black Madonna, and the transformative power of holy relics. The group of friends--Jennifer’s journalist brother Simon, his mystical wife Sarah, Jungian analyst Lorenzo, exotically beautiful and insightful Claudia, and Armando and Jennifer--discover past-life connections and the power of sacred sex as a path to the divine. They explore how the Knights Templar collected the bones of the Jesus family from the Talpiot tomb in Jerusalem and eventually placed them in reliquaries throughout the world--including within the Medici Chapel in Florence and in the Four Corners region of the American Southwest. When Armando’s magical painting of Jesus and Mary Magdalene goes on display in the Medici Chapel and is viewed by thousands, the painting’s power coalesces with Aquarian vibrations to trigger a mass kundalini rising within the Chapel, activating the sacred bones in the reliquaries. The activated bones enable the Light to flow into the world, awakening Christ Consciousness around the globe.
By Jonathan Reggio. 2012
Feeling ill at ease with contemporary life James leaves the teeming cities behind and sets out on a pilgrimage… across rural Japan in search of wisdom During his travels he gets lost in a wild wood and meets a young Japanese farmer who is trying to live a new kind of life James is inspired by him and lets this man teach him to trust nature and the truths within Seven years later James decides he must return to Japan to learn the truth has the farmer succeeded or are we doomed to live out our lives at war with each other and the environment Based on a true story this is a life-changing tale of friendship love and spirituality
By Daniel James. 2017
A war had broken out in America concerning the safety and the right to practice magic freely. Magical bloodlines and… magical roots were guarded by families and practitioners with their lives. Those guardians who kept the secrets of sorcery and spells for generations were now called to defend the very elements and doctrine that made them who they were. A final quest and confrontation would be necessary to gain liberation once and for all for those who practiced magic. The fight for the School of Modern Magic, and the American soil that it was founded upon was now inevitable. Professor Apollo, Head Master of the School of Modern Magic, would build himself an army, recruiting the most powerful students of magic that the world had ever seen. They would be the army to defend the school and America itself from the forces of darkness who threatened it.
By Jaroslav Kalfar. 2017
An intergalactic odyssey of love, ambition, and self-discoveryOrphaned as a boy, raised in the Czech countryside by his doting grandparents,… Jakub Procházka has risen from small-time scientist to become the country's first astronaut. When a dangerous solo mission to Venus offers him both the chance at heroism he's dreamt of, and a way to atone for his father's sins as a Communist informer, he ventures boldly into the vast unknown. But in so doing, he leaves behind his devoted wife, Lenka, whose love, he realizes too late, he has sacrificed on the altar of his ambitions. Alone in Deep Space, Jakub discovers a possibly imaginary giant alien spider, who becomes his unlikely companion. Over philosophical conversations about the nature of love, life and death, and the deliciousness of bacon, the pair form an intense and emotional bond. Will it be enough to see Jakub through a clash with secret Russian rivals and return him safely to Earth for a second chance with Lenka?Rich with warmth and suspense and surprise, Spaceman of Bohemia is an exuberant delight from start to finish. Very seldom has a novel this profound taken readers on a journey of such boundless entertainment and sheer fun.
By O. R. Melling. 2013
Olwen Mellory is called away from her life as a writer of fairy tales to take part in a week-long… retreat on a remote Scottish island The Great Journey promises to be full of magical wisdom and visionary experiences It s an invitation she can t resist But within hours of arriving at the imposing Dunesfort House and meeting her companions in the circle Olwen s adventure takes an unexpected turn Before long her daytime explorations of mystical practices are paired with night-time dreams and phantasms that blur the line between the real and the imaginary As the enigmatic but vaguely sinister course director asserts his authority in a bid to create an act of modern alchemy Olwen begins to wonder in whom she can trust After a shocking event in the circle Olwen flees across the moors to the Callanish Stones only to find herself caught in an ancient moon rite Will this final calling free her from her personal demons forever or will it be the beginning of a new nightmare
By Thomas Lawrence. 2013
The solrom a soul journey to heal within by going without Two travellers collide in the wild country… on the island of Bracka Geeter not much more than a boy is running from the shadows cast by the death of his father Wode a gnoseer one of a sacred group possessing a deep knowledge of energy and power of the Inner Realms seeing and knowing what most cannot He is called to The Tree of Knowledge for a question of destiny his answer for one reaches into depths of karma for all But Wode has his own need of regeneration after the death of his wife The shared journey the two voyagers begin has consequences neither can have imagined What are the incredible powers that Wode s teachings begin to unleash in Geeter How can Wode move past his grief and return to his true spirit Smiling the Moon is a beautiful fable that is rich with magical encounters unexpected detours and meetings between souls
By Hana Sklenkova, Martin Vopenka. 2015
A contemporary classic from the Czech Republic. To support his family, a man submits himself to a solo science experiment… in the High Andes. A cosmic adventure story of big ideas and murder. 'I loved it: simple as that. I started reading thinking I'd start with a few chapters and pace it over a week or two, but I found I couldn't stop. A potent and haunting novel of black holes, solitude and the sublime, it is never less than immensely readable and absorbing.' - Adam Roberts, winner of the BSFA Award for Best Novel and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Your business is dead. It seems like a deal - leave your family behind in Prague for a year, isolate yourself in a research station in the Andes, and come home with a fortune. With a treatise on black holes for company, Jakob settles in at altitude. The air is thin. Strangers pass by on dangerous pilgrimage while his young wife and kids take life in his mind. In mountain starkness, the big questions take shape - like what happens to love inside a black hole?
By Joshua Trotter. 2011
Like the promise of its title, All This Could Be Yours is full of elusive gifts. Joshua Trotter's debut collection… is a metaphysical hall of windows that seem to be mirrors and mirrors presenting themselves as windows.
By Heather Strang. 2014
Think true love and spirituality can’t be hot? Think again. For 30-year-old Kathryn Casey, merging the two has developed into… a lifelong quest. A mind-blowing psychic prophecy sends Kathryn on a journey that melds meditation and wine, the Amazon and New Zealanders, hot sex and dark chocolate, and psychic healings complete with strappy sandals. The Quest delves into the core of one woman’s search for great love. This novel follows Kathryn throughout rainy Portland, OR, as she attempts to capture what she desires most, while avoiding the treacherous pitfalls of self-sabotage. When Kathryn assumes she’s found The One” prophesized to enter her life, the Universe works tirelessly to bring her experiences and synchronicities that force her to think for herself. Along the way, she’s visited by new and old friends alike who remind her that finding The One” requires deeper insight into the self. Armed with this knowledge, Kathryn makes a shocking discovery that forces her to reconsider everything she thought to be true from her lifelong quest to her desire to bypass motherhood.
By Kayla Cure. 2016
With the feel of his lips molded against her own, his hands pressed into her, pulling her closer, Nicole’s eyes… shot open. As soon as Nicole looked up to find the mysterious boy had vanished, she knew that she had lied and that she was definitely not fine. A million questions formed in her mind at once. Why did she have a strange vision and why was the boy in it? Who was he? Where did he go? And why could she still feel the press of his lips against hers; soft and sweet?
By John Kelly. 2014
This intriguing novel brings us to a future in which electricity is scarce and Dublin has gone to seed. Hawk-eyed… octogenarian Monk is keeping assorted desperate characters under strict surveillance -- among them Schroeder, recently sacked from Trinity College, now stalking a reporter in the days leading up to the visit of the U. S. President. When the unthinkable happens and the President is assassinated, Monk sets about discovering what's happened to those in his care and, along the way, to the late President -- but this is not, he insists, the story of an assassination. Nor is it a thriller. It's the truth.
By Sylvia Engdahl. 2009
Three hundred people embark on colonization of a raw new planet, hoping that their psi powers will become the foundation… of a culture that can someday shape the future of humankind.
Segundo libro de la serie Cala Contigo Rompe paradigmas para transformar tu vida¿Hijo de p...? No, no es lo que… piensas. Las pes de las que hablamos aquí son otras muy diferentes. Tras el enorme éxito de su primer libro El poder de escuchar, el presentador de CNN en Español y conferencista en desarrollo humano Ismael Cala vuelve con una fábula inspiradora sobre el desarrollo humano, los significados reales de nuestras historias de vida, la inteligencia emocional, la búsqueda del éxito y el bienestar interior que nos ayudará a transformar la manera en que vivimos nuestras vidas. A través de la historia y las conversaciones de dos personajes, Arturo y Chris, Cala nos enseña como sólo nosotros mismos tenemos el poder de transformar nuestras vidas y que con el poder de la mente y el amor, todo es posible. Esta forma de vivir queda encapsulada en las tres pes: la pasión, la paciencia y la perseverancia, que nos permitirán no sólo llegar a nuestra cima, sino aprovecharla y disfrutarla. ¿Estás dispuesto a convertirte en buen hijo de p...?
By Javier Sierra. 2013
Un libro asombroso. Sólo así puede definirse lo que el autor de La cena secreta confía ahora a sus lectores.… Esta aventura se inicia en 1990, cuando Javier Sierra tropieza en las galerías del Museo del Prado con un misterioso personaje que se ofrece a explicarle las claves ocultas de algunas de sus obras maestras. Visiones místicas, anuncios proféticos, conspiraciones, herejías y hasta mensajes que parecen llegados del otro lado inspiraron a maestros como Rafael, Tiziano, el Bosco, Juan de Juanes, Botticelli, Brueghel o el Greco. Y según ese inesperado maestro, lo que todos ellos dejaron escrito en sus pinturas es tan sobrecogedor como revolucionario. Léalo como la mejor de las novelas mientras descubre un lado de la cultura pictórica europea que ni imaginaba.
By Chantal Bilodeau, Patrice Martin. 2013
Multiple plot lines interweave with twentieth-century literary allusions as hapless bureaucrat P. attempts to secure delivery of a valuable cultural… relic. Patrice Martin's ticklish tip of the hat to the writing of Franz Kafka also evokes the literary techniques of Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and Paul Auster.Polymath Patrice Martin is a writer, musician, and politician who is a former clerk in Canada's House of Commons, and currently is a Gatineau city councilor. He confesses his working life in government bureaucracy helped shape this, his first novel.Chantal Bilodeau is a New York-based playwright and translator originally from Montreal, Quebec.
Segundo libro de la serie Cala Contigo Rompe paradigmas para transformar tu vida ¿Hijo de p...? No, no es lo… que piensas. Las pes de las que hablamos aquí son otras muy diferentes. Tras el enorme éxito de su primer libro El poder de escuchar, el presentador de CNN en Español y conferencista en desarrollo humano Ismael Cala vuelve con una fábula inspiradora sobre el desarrollo humano, los significados reales de nuestras historias de vida, la inteligencia emocional, la búsqueda del éxito y el bienestar interior que nos ayudará a transformar la manera en que vivimos nuestras vidas. A través de la historia y las conversaciones de dos personajes, Arturo y Chris, Cala nos enseña como sólo nosotros mismos tenemos el poder de transformar nuestras vidas y que con el poder de la mente y el amor, todo es posible. Esta forma de vivir queda encapsulada en las tres pes: la pasión, la paciencia y la perseverancia, que nos permitirán no sólo llegar a nuestra cima, sino aprovecharla y disfrutarla. ¿Estás dispuesto a convertirte en buen hijo de p...?