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Sky Blue Stone

Author : Arash Khazeni
ISBN : 9780520282551
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book traces the journeys of a stone across the world. From its remote point of origin in the city of Nishapur in eastern Iran, turquoise was traded through India, Central Asia, and the Near East, becoming an object of imperial exchange between the Safavid, Mughal, and Ottoman empires. Along this trail unfolds the story of turquoise--a phosphate of aluminum and copper formed in rocks below the surface of the earth--and its discovery and export as a global commodity. In the material culture and imperial regalia of early modern Islamic tributary empires moving from the steppe to the sown, turquoise was a sacred stone and a potent symbol of power projected in vivid color displays. From the empires of Islamic Eurasia, the turquoise trade reached Europe, where the stone was collected as an exotic object from the East. The Eurasian trade lasted into the nineteenth century, when the oldest mines in Iran collapsed and lost Aztec mines in the Americas reopened, unearthing more accessible sources of the stone to rival the Persian blue. Sky Blue Stone recounts the origins, trade, and circulation of a natural object in the context of the history of Islamic Eurasia and global encounters between empire and nature.

Four Studies In Wordsworth

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The Mysteries Of Isis

Author : DeTraci Regula
ISBN : 1567185606
Genre : History
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"This work provides information on the modern practice of Isis worship, portraying the goddess as a universal rather than specifically Egyptian deity. It contains rituals and exercises demonstrating how to divine the future using the Sacred Scarabs, cast love spells, and more."--Amazon.

Gemstones

Author : Michael O'Donoghue
ISBN : 9789400911918
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Gemstones is the first attempt in English to bring together the geological, mineralogical and gemmological developments that have taken place during the last thirty years. Though there have been many gemstone books published in that time, most have been concerned, understandably and rightly, with the science of gem testing and have covered that area very well. Details of the geological occurrence of many of the classic gemstones, and of nearly all those which have only recently been discovered, have been less adequately dealt with. Coverage has been restricted to a number of papers in a wide variety of geological and mineralogical journals. Gemstones hopes to get the balance right. In the preparation of the book all the journals and monographs in the field have been consulted so that the book should stand for some years as the authority to which gemmologists and others turn in the first instance. Ease of reference and depth of coverage make Gemstones both a reference book and a bench book. Acknow ledgements I am grateful to Brian Jackson of the Department of Geology, Royal Museums of Scotland who read the manuscript and painstakingly indicated places where amendment or alteration was needed. I am also grateful to the publishers of the books on which the line illustrations are based. The colour plates present in the book derive from a number of sources, which I would like to acknowledge as follows. Plates 1, 4-15 and 17 Crown copyright reserved.

Goth Magick An Enchanted Grimoire

Author : Brenda Knight
ISBN : 9780806536422
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Modern Art of Dark Magick At night it's easy to see yourself as you really are: artistic, elegant, romantic, Goth. You're part of something that's beyond all the clichéd answers manufactured by mainstream society. You already know what color black to wear or why despair is a healthy response to the current state of the world. You've got taste in poetry, literature, vampirism, and know it's mundane life that has to change, so that you can howl, brood, rage, and passionately express your inner demons! So why not use a grimoire of unique dark magick to do just that? Brenda Knight, a Goth Witch, knows how to demystify the many misrepresentations surrounding the Goth movement. She also understands how to celebrate its positive, vital spirit. In Goth Magick, she will teach you to: *Cast spells, perform ritual, and animate charms *Create and empower supernatural tools for a Goth altar of high-sheen black and blood red *Truly inhabit Goth temples and other sacred spaces with a knowledge of feng shui, astrology, and tarot *Know Goth mythology and the history of dark magick *Celebrate your individualism while maintaining a connection to the spiritual tribe And much, much more. Welcome to Witchcraft's new dark age.

Ceylon Island Of Gems

Author : Elie L. Ménasché
ISBN : 8120619323
Genre : Gems
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A Compre Hensive Look At The Precious Gems Of Sri Lanka. A Classic.

The Blue Butterfly

Author : Graham Reed
ISBN : 9781291641288
Genre : Fiction
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Billy Walker is born to a missionary family in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He runs away from boarding school in Zambia and gets tangled up in the "Simba" conflict. His journey turns into a battle to survive and to outwit a group of commandos who are after him. This graphic adventure story is set in the 1960s and recalls actual events experienced by the author, giving the reader a roller coaster read through the African bush, with a twist in its tail.

The Path To The Throne Of God

Author : Sarah Elizabeth Peck
ISBN : 9781479603091
Genre : Religion
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This study of the sanctuary aims to give the reader an overall view of the entire sanctuary, including the earthly and the heavenly sanctuaries, and reaching its climax in the temple eternal, the earthly model as constructed by Moses, being a type or illustration of both the others. It also aims to make plain that the sanctuary symbolizes not only the redemptive work of Christ, but also the Christian experience of each of His followers, and of the church as a whole.

Gimson S Pronunciation Of English

Author : Alan Cruttenden
ISBN : 9781134669417
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Since its first publication in 1962, Gimson’s Pronunciation of English has been the essential reference book for anyone studying or teaching the pronunciation of English. This eighth edition has been updated to describe General British (GB) as the principal accent, rather than RP, and the accompanying transcriptions have been brought into line with recent changes in pronunciation. This latest edition also includes completely rewritten chapters on the history of the language and the emergence of a standard, alongside a justification for the change from RP to GB. A further bonus to this important text is its extensive and attractive new Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/cruttenden), which now includes moment-by-moment commentaries on videos showing the articulation of all GB consonants and vowels in spoken phrases, as well as cross-referencing between the book and these videos. The Companion Website also includes new recordings of Old English, Middle English, and Early Modern English, and features links to recordings of recent and current GB with comments and transcriptions. Comprehensive yet accessible, Gimson’s Pronunciation of English remains the indispensable reference book for anyone for anyone with an interest in English phonetics.

Diamonds Pearls And Precious Stones

Author : Marcell Nelson Smith
ISBN : NYPL:33433045241928
Genre : Diamonds
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