Upbeat and charismatic, Nick Thomas is living the high life in San Francisco, and it’s about to get even better. He has secured a loan to expand his company by putting up all of his extensive personal holdings. The day the loan funded, Nick awoke to an empty bank account and his friend and CFO, Lance, in the wind with thirty-two million dollars. Shocked, a suspect, and adrift, Nick must come to terms with the actions of his partner – and what it means going forward. His unusual reaction to the betrayal lands him in the South Pacific, embarking on a journey of adventure, romance, and discovery.
Sacred Geometry, Ancient Science, and the Heavenly Order on Earth
Author: John Michell
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
An in-depth look at the role of number as a bridge between Heaven and Earth • Reveals the numerical code by which the ancients maintained high standards of art and culture • Sets out the alchemical formulas for the fusion of elements and the numerical origins of various sacred names and numbers • Describes the rediscovery of knowledge associated with the Holy Grail, through which the influence of the Heavenly Order is made active on Earth The priests of ancient Egypt preserved a geometrical canon, a numerical code of harmonies and proportions, that they applied to music, art, statecraft, and all the institutions of their civilization. Plato, an initiate in the Egyptian mysteries, said it was the instrument by which the ancients maintained high, principled standards of civilization and culture over thousands of years. In The Dimensions of Paradise, John Michell describes the results of a lifetime’s research, demonstrating how the same numerical code underlies sacred structures from ancient times to the Christian era. In the measurements of Stonehenge, the foundation plan of Glastonbury, Plato’s ideal city, and the Heavenly City of the New Jerusalem described in the vision of Saint John lie the science and cosmology on which the ancient world order was founded. The central revelation of this book is a structure of geometry and number representing the essential order of the heavens and functioning as a map of paradise.
Part memoir, part jurisprudential adventure story, Justice in Paradise details the battles of a renegade's life defending the rule of law and Native rights. From a childhood in an Indian residential school, to championing aboriginal rights before the World Court, to being disbarred, Bruce Clark's journey has led to a fight against the justice system itself. Smeared in the media, hounded by the police, and attacked from the bench, Clark explains his opposition to the "Indian rights industry" and tells why he turned his back on a comfortable lawyer's life to defend the rule of law and Native rights.
There exists a magical place near the sea which some believe to be hallowed ground, where the future is idyllic and living in a dream is the only reality. Lyndon Williams is one who seeks this enchanted sanctuary with the hopes of creating a future for himself and his special girl. But his desire turns into a lifelong obsession when Lyndon is not willing to give up his dreams, or his first love, as he unfailingly searches through time for Poseidon's Grotto.
This volume offers an accessible and stimulating introduction to one of the most influential texts of western literature. This guide highlights Milton's imaginative daring as he boldly revises the epic tradition, brilliantly elaborates upon Genesis, and shapes his ambitious narrative in order to retell the story of the Fall. The book considers the heretical dimensions of Paradise Lost and its theology, while situating Milton's great poem in its literary, religious, and political contexts. A concluding chapter addresses the influence of Milton's sublime poem as a source of creative inspiration for later writers, from the Restoration to the Romantics. Finally, the volume offers an extremely useful and updated guide to further reading, which students will find invaluable.