This rich treasury of India’s religious iconography was assembled from the work of one of the 19th-century’s leading scholars. Its 300 captioned illustrations feature dramatic engravings and line drawings, including scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata as well as temple images of Krishna, Vishnu, Siva, and other major deities.
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Have you ever seen a real fairy house? Not the ceramic ones you purchase, but a real fairy house made from natural elements? Well, now you can build your own miniature magical abode – the perfect addition to your garden. Revealed in FAIRY HOUSES for the first time are the step-by-step instructions for constructing exquisite fairy houses, explained by master fairy house architect, Sally Smith.
From her home on the edge of the Adirondacks, Smith has been creating one-of-a-kind fairy residencies for years. She uses natural artefacts such as butterfly wings for stained-glass windows, twigs for window frames, and birch bark for walls. Smith reveals her building secrets in FAIRY HOUSES. Readers begin their fairy house project by flipping through an inspiration gallery, deciding what kind of house they wish to create and considering where in nature they’ll put it. From there, readers learn about building materials (found and natural), on-site fairy house construction, how to light a fairy house and how to incorporate stonework into the design. All of Smith’s secret tips and techniques are then showcased in a series of step-by-step photos, making fairy house creation easy. The ones featured in FAIRY HOUSES were designed especially for this book and are meant for longer-lasting installations.
With this book, fairy houses move beyond “cute” and into beautiful nature-woven works of art. When you’re through, you’ll find yourself in an enchanted land where a Lord of the Rings-esque mood is magically evoked.
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Photographed by Manuel Bauer and published on the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s 70th birthday, this work includes essays by photographer Matthieu Ricard, and conversations with the Dalai Lama by journalist Christian Schmidt. Photographer Manuel Bauer has photographed the Dalai Lama for years. The privileged access granted him by His Holiness and his entourage have enabled Bauer to offer us these powerful images, oscillating between the spiritual and the personal, the public and the intimate, the epic and the anecdotal. About the Swiss-born photographer the Dalai Lama says: “Manuel Bauer is more than simply a professional: he is a close friend of mine. He also knows a great deal about Tibet, about the Tibetan community, and he has spent years making himself familiar with our culture. He understands Tibet comprehensively, as he does the exile community; and he knows me very well too. It is this knowledge that allows his pictures to say so much about their subjects.” Bauer paints a unique and irreplaceable portrait of one of the most remarkable figures in recent history.
And the book contains numerous quotes from and interviews with the Dalai Lama, plus a full timeline about Tibet’s yesterday and today. “From the early morning until late into the night, and even in our dreams, we experience all kinds of perceptions. We go from being relaxed to being anxious, we feel sometimes anger, sometimes desire, sometimes compassion. Those are transitory states of mind that come and go, from moment to moment. But there must indeed be something that is aware of all this, a continuity of cognition that keeps on experiencing it even after we fall asleep. Yet that something is usually hidden to us, as if behind a curtain. So we need to remove that curtain.” “Promoting science is very important. After all, it is looking for the same thing as Buddhism: the truth! I am more and more convinced that Buddhist monks, too, should study modern science. They could use science to help understand the nature of atoms and quarks, which would in turn help them to grasp the physical aspects of the Buddhist definition of the transitory nature of all things. That is very important.
On the other hand, modern science is not very advanced in the understanding of consciousness, although consciousness, or awareness, is a major physical aspect.”
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Crystal Prescriptions volume 7: The A-Z Guide to Creating Crystal Essences for Abundant Well-Being, Environmental Healing and Astral Magic by Judy Hall
Crystal essences and gem waters have been used for thousands of years to bring the body back into harmony and restore personal and environmental well-being. They are an extremely convenient way of combining crystal properties. In this, the latest volume in the Crystal Prescriptions series, you will learn how to create your own essences from healing crystals. Powerful aids to self-development and soul growth, these potent essences heal and rebalance the chakras, support your abundance and aspirations, assist in overcoming addictions, stress and PTSD; expand your consciousness; provide protection against detrimental electromagnetic fields; facilitate environmental and earth-healing, and accelerate karmic, ancestral and past life healing. Sections are included on emotional and mental healing, physiological essences and those to specifically assist young people. You can also explore innovative astrological and astral-magic essences that harness the power of the planets and their associated crystals to capitalise on the strengths of, and overcome the challenges in, your birth chart. These, along with essences for the day-to-day movement of the planets enable you to fulfil your true potential. Each section is accompanied by a Directory of appropriate crystals and an introductory section assists in the care and selection of exactly the right crystals for your essences.£14.99 Add to basket
Practical, inspirational, and comprehensive, The Big Book of Practical Spells is a useful tool and resource for beginners and experienced devotees of the magical arts. Here in one majestic volume is a basic introduction to magic; a psychic glossary; a primer on the four elements, colors, and magical supplies (including minerals and botanicals); and a compendium of spells for any situation you may face.
With Judika Illes as your guide, you will learn how to enhance your psychic power, cleanse your aura, protect yourself from malevolent powers, and create and use a wide variety of spells. There are spells for marriage, fertility, pregnancy prevention, babies and children, money, healing, and transitioning to the next life. These are spells that will help make life easier, more productive, and stress free.
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