By the bestselling author of A Message of Hope from the Angels
Author: Lorna Byrne
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Lorna Byrne sees and talks with angels every day of her life and has done since she was a baby. As a child Lorna was told by the angels that her job on this earth was to share the wisdom and knowledge that God and the angels were giving her. When Lorna’s husband died, her world fell apart. In Stairways to Heaven she tells the story of how she pulled her life back together and how she, an uneducated mother of four, broke her silence and started to spread the angels’ message to the world. Lorna tells us of the future that God envisages for us – and some possible other futures, depending on the decisions we make. ‘Everyone must play their part’, she says. She reveals some of the most extraordinarily detailed information about angels and the way they work in the world, that has ever been written down. She also introduces us to the Guardian Angel of the Earth and explains why it is so important that we listen to him. She tells the tragic love story of two spirits who she met first as a young child. These spirits stayed close to her for twenty years using Lorna’s spiritual gifts to heal those who had done them wrong – and also to heal the descendants of those wrongdoers, whose lives were still being overshadowed. The overwhelming reaction of readers to Lorna’s writing – regardless of religious belief – is that it gives them hope, helping them to realise that no matter how alone they might feel they have a guardian angel by their side.
What has brought about the transformation of the British film industry over the last few decades, to the beginnings of what is arguably a new golden era? In the mid-1980s the industry was in a parlous state. The number of films produced in the UK was tiny. Cinema attendance had dipped to an all-time low, cinema buildings were in a state of disrepair and home video had yet to flourish. Since then, while many business challenges - especially for independent producers and distributors - remain, the industry overall has developed beyond recognition. In recent years, as British films have won Oscars, Cannes Palms and Venice Golden Lions, releases such as Love Actually, Billy Elliot, Skyfall, Paddington and the Harry Potter series have found enormous commercial as well as critical success. The UK industry has encouraged, and benefitted from, a huge amount of inward investment, much of it from the Hollywood studios, but also from the National Lottery via the UK Film Council and BFI. This book portrays the visionaries and officials who were at the helm as a digital media revolution began to reshape the industry. Through vivid accounts based on first-hand interviews of what was happening behind the scenes, film commentator and critic Geoffrey Macnab provides in-depth analysis of how and why the British film industry has risen like a phoenix from the ashes.
Chinese Alchemists, Jewish Kabbalists, and the Art of Spiritual Transformation
Author: Peter Levenda
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Stairway to Heaven is an incredibly broad ranging new study that stretches from ancient Egypt and Babylon to Jewish and Christian Kabbalists, Chinese Daoists, Hindu Tantra and Haitian Vodun and finally to 19th and 20th century European occult societies, uncovering a hitherto unrecognized common myth that has been employed the world over in roughly the same form since the earliest recorded texts. Beginning with the oldest form of Jewish mysticism and extending this search through the dead sea scrolls, Levenda reveals a consistent emphasis on the number seven and its association with heavenly themes, including those of a chariot, a Throne, a Temple and a divine Being. The author then examines the myths and rituals of egypt, sumer and Babylon to locate the origin of this myth and comes up with some surprising results in the ascent rituals of the middle east. Shifting to the far east, Levenda demonstrates how the mystical practices of China and India display important similarities to these rituals, most notably in the practices of the Chinese alchemists who used a map of seven stars as their ladder to heaven. Reinforced by visits to the Buddhist shrine of Borobudur in indonesia, Levenda concludes that there was a myth common to peoples across the ancient world that an ascent to the heavens was possible using a ladder of seven stars, a process running parallel to the alchemical idea of the perfection of metals and the perfectibility of the soul. This concept was enshrined in the rituals of the Western secret societies of the 19th and 20th centuries such as the golden dawn and the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, and influenced the development of new age occultism. exhaustive in scope and revealing in its scholarship, Stairway to Heaven casts a fascinating new multidisciplinary perspective on the mystical practices of heavenly ascent.
Living in the Supernatural Madelyn Rodriguez describes in vivid details her experiences with dreams, visions, and revelations with God. The Stairways to Heaven will help identify where your revelations come from. It's a guide to understand the spiritual realm and its supernatural manifestations. We were created by God to have fellowship with Him, but because of Adam and Eve's sin, we have lost that privilege. Now God speaks to us through dreams, visions, and revelations to restore the broken fellowship. God revealed Himself in the Old Testament as the Father, in the New Testament the revelation was as the Son, and now in the dispensation of grace as the Holy Spirit. "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions" (Joel 2:28 NIV). You will learn how to: -Interpret dreams and visions; -Discern where your dreams and visions come from; and -Understand the spiritual realm and how to walk in the supernatural. The evangelist and prophetess Madelyn Rodriguez is one of the host and executive producers of the Spanish program, Guerreros de Dios [God's Warriors] where she talks about prophetic revelations and Christian international news. The program airs globally on Alerta TV International in the United States, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. She is also an on-air talent for the television station Telemundo 47 New York, CEO and Founder of The Stairways to Heaven Enterprise (www.TheStairwaysToHeaven.com). The Stairways to Heaven was officially launched at the United Nations in New York.
From Native Americans' use of tobacco for solemnizing oaths to the spread of New Age religious beliefs in Haight-Ashbury coffeehouses, drugs have been intimately associated with American spirituality. In Stairways to Heaven, Robert Fuller presents a rarely considered but very important dimension of American religious history—the use of mind-altering substances as an aid to spirituality—in a clear, engaging style. Fuller's entertaining narrative illustrates how such substances as peyote, jimson weed, hallucinogenic mushrooms, LSD, marijuana, wine, and coffee have stimulated ecstatic revelations of spiritual truth and strengthened the social bonds that sustain communities of faith.Stairways to Heaven is unique in the study of American religious history in two ways: first, it demonstrates that the ritual use of mind-altering substances has contributed to the innovation and diversity that characterize American religious life; second, it uses interdisciplinary research into the religious uses of drugs to shed light on the controversial legal, ethical, and spiritual controversies that surround drug use in the contemporary United States. The book's final chapter assesses the usefulness of drugs in the quest for a mature, life-affirming, community-building, creative spirituality.
How God Speaks Through Dreams, Visions, and Revelations
Author: Madelyn Rodriguez
Madelyn Rodriguez describes in vivid details her experiences with dreams, visions, and revelations with God. The Stairway to Heaven will help you identify where your revelations come from. It's a guide to understand the spiritual realm and its supernatural manifestations. We were created by God to have fellowship with Him, but because of Adam and Eve's sin, we have lost that privilege. Now God speaks to us through dreams, visions, and revelations to restore the broken fellowship. You will learn how to interpret dreams and visions; discern where your dreams and visions come from; and understand the spiritual realm and how to walk in the supernatural. "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions" (Joel 2:28 [NIV]). The evangelist and prophetess Madelyn Rodriguez is one of the host and executive producers of the Spanish Christian program God's Warriors, where she talks about her prophetic revelations and Christian international news. The show airs globally on Alerta TV International and AlertaTVNetwork.com in the United States, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. She is also an on-air talent for the Spanish television station Telemundo 47 New York."