GILLS

Jan 3, 2016 by

GILLS is a fantastical aquatic adventure for adults and children of all ages. On the beautiful California coast from Mendocino to San Diego, Cassie discovers and forges her superpowers. One day she is a bored 14 year old going to school and the next day she is on a breathless adventure to save her life. Cassie discovers she is more unique than she could ever have imagined. Half water breathing alien, half human – pure superhero. Her life will never be the same.   READ MORE OF...

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Gaelic Songs Orain Ghaidhealach...

May 28, 2015 by

Gaelic Songs,  Orain Ghaidhealach by William Ross was originally published in 1937 and is a wonderful collection of old Gaelic “songs” or poems with English translation. Here for your enjoyment: “CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE BARD AND BLAVEN The Bard composed the following song while gazing over the top of a hill in Gairloch, at Blaven, the summit of Strath MacKinnon in the Isle of Skye, the native land of his ancestors. He entreats the Ben to ” sing the story of the age that is gone.” The Ben answers him, as it were, and declares that a sad change has come upon itself since the Bard’s ancestors ceased to frequent it. I sit on a lonely height, Gazing, musing, the lay saith ” The world’s guile, life’s poor respite, All flesh — are a prey...

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Gaelic Mythology

May 28, 2015 by

Gaelic Mythology by Hector MacLean was originally published in 1879. Awesome amazing book filled with information I have not been able to find in other places. Long lost and unavailable I’m so happy to have found this treasure. a few paragraphs from the intro for you: “The belief in the animation of inorganic nature still lingers in several parts of the Highlands, as well as the belief in fairies, ghosts, metamorphoses, and sorcery. Every hill, knoll, valley, dell, wood, river, lake, brook, well, bay, or rock seems to have had its spirit ; and sea, sky, winds, and clouds were imagined to be endued with a certain amount of consciousness, at a period not very remote from our own day in this part of Great Britain. In Campbell’s “Popular Tales of the West Highlands,”...

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The Emotion of Sympathy

Mar 11, 2014 by

The Emotion of Sympathy by William Winter was originally published in 1856 and is the text of a poem READ BEFORE THE CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION, AT CAMBRIDGE, JULY 26th, 1856.  Unique & different. Here are a few lines from the preface: “A comparison is made between the feelings of an exile on returning, after long absence in a foreign land, to that of his nativity, and the feelings, which, as old friends, we experience in assembling together after a long separation. These feelings, though different in degree, are similar in kind. An inquiry follows, as to the origin of such emotions ; and to this inquiry an answer is returned, that we are to seek the explanation in that Law of Sympathy which God has ordained to govern the human race. The universality...

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Voices from the Void; Six Years’ Experience in Automatic Communications...

Nov 16, 2013 by

Voices from the Void; Six Years’ Experience in Automatic Communications by Hester Smith was originally published in 1919. Here are a few paragraphs from chapter two: “CHAPTER II The Personality of the Control I have headed this chapter “The Personality of the Control,” and before I proceed further perhaps it is best that I should define the terms “control” and “communicator.” By “control” I mean an influence which associates itself with the medium and his sittings, and which appears to act in many cases as organizer at the other side. These controls introduce and fetch communicators, and frequently advise and help the mediums by explaining how matters stand in the Unseen. Many people, who have worked with these controls, believe that they act as amanuenses or  interpreters between the medium and the unseen communicator....

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Popular Superstitions and the Truths Contained Within...

Nov 14, 2013 by

Popular Superstitions and the Truths Contained Within by Dr. Herbert Mayo is a collection of letters written first  in 1846 and then published in 1852. From his prefatory remarks: “In the following Letters I have endeavoured to exhibit in their true light the singular natural phenomena of which old superstition and modern charlatanism in turn availed themselves — to indicate their laws, and to develope their theory. The subject is so important that I might well have approached it in a severer guise. But, slight as this performance may appear, I profess to have employed upon it the keenest and most patient efforts of reflection of which I am capable. And as to its tone at the commencement, and the prominence given to popular and trivial topics, I candidly avow that, without some such...

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Self Mastery

Nov 8, 2013 by

Self Mastery by Jesse Ross Deamude was originally published in 1922 provides to quote the author “the fundamental truths for those who seek health, inspiration, happiness and success.” A few paragraphs from the introduction: “Self Mastery, expressed in other terms, or at least its philosophy, is at once the most ancient as well as the most modern philosophy. King Solomon is accredited with saying that, ‘There is nothing new under the sun.’ Whether he was or was not the first to express that thought, it, nevertheless is true. All things which exist today, always existed potentially. The great truths presented in the Philosophy of Self Mastery are as old as time itself; but as little known to the most of humanity as the nature of life at the bottom of the sea. Yet the...

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Thinking in the Heart OR Easy Lessons in Realization...

Nov 5, 2013 by

Thinking in the Heart OR Easy Lessons in Realization by Kate Atkinson Boehme was originally published in 1902 and is an  important book for those interested in the early New thought Movement. Here are a few paragraphs from early in the book to give you a feel for her style and content: “To enter into Realization it is necessary to get away from the comparatively meaningless action which constitutes the greater part of our thinking. There is nothing to realize but Truth, and all thinking which does not move toward the knowledge of Truth is desultory, vague, purposeless, unreal and useless. You, the master workman, must learn how to use the thought machine. You must also learn how to let it rest, for you are not at the mercy of your thoughts, except as...

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The Mastery of Destiny

Oct 28, 2013 by

The Mastery of Destiny by James Allen was first published in 1909 and is a classic in the genre of self help books.  This is an exact duplication from an original copy from 1909.  The upside of that is seeing the words and print exactly as they were published over one hundred years ago (without any of the potential current editing or additions that can occur in “new” versions).  The small downside is you have to deal with the not perfect quality, but that’s a small price to pay I think for seeing the book in the exact form of the original publication. Here are a few paragraphs from the beginning of the book: “DEEDS, CHARACTER, AND DESTINY There is, and always has been, a wide-spread belief in Fate, or Destiny, that is, in...

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Christ as a Physician

Oct 26, 2013 by

Christ as a Physician by James C. Jackson M.D. is a fascinating book originally published in 1882. A few lines from the book: “BODILY DISEASES SPIRITUAL HINDRANCES. Now the forms of ailment which a human body can take on, and which, where any one or more of them exists, can and do make it a poor instrument for the manifestation of the graces of the Holy Spirit, are many. Numerous as they are, so numerous may be the spiritual hindrances. This is not a pretty picture to present, but better in this instance to paint a daub and have it true, than to cover the canvas of human life with the tints of Raphael and have it all untrue; kind the truth is, our infirmities, however existing, are obstacles to the growth of the...

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Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling: Incantations, Specimens of Medical Magic, Anecdotes, Tales...

Oct 24, 2013 by

Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling: Incantations, Specimens of Medical Magic, Anecdotes, Tales by Charles Godfrey Leland is a true find for those who are interested in the Rom or Romany culture. Gypsies are a nomadic culture originating originally in India during the Middle Ages. Over the centuries they migrated around the world but particularly to Europe. As most people know they made a living as entertainers, fortune tellers, and grifters. Persecuted by the Nazis, and discriminated against to this day, the Rom have a long tradition of magic and shamanism. As Leland points out, these practices have parallels with those of other traditional pagan cultures around the world. This book discusses spells, incantations and talismans used within Rom culture, as well as the more practical magic they use in their interaction with the Gorgios–the...

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How Life Really Works: The Answer To Finding Your Purpose & Personal Fulfillment...

Sep 20, 2013 by

I just discovered How Life Really Works and read it in one sitting and am now going back through it doing the exercises and realizing what a gold mine it is!  Anyone who reads my blog knows I love self help books, and this is one of the best I’ve read in a very long time. Kimberly Ann Brown was not born into a life with a silver spoon, and in fact had to overcome many personal hurdles. She is extremely authentic about her own struggles and I appreciated reading her real life road to personal happiness and fulfillment. This book is a template for re-writing your own destiny. Why is your life the way that it is? What reasons do people use to explain their reality? The One and Only reason WHY your...

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