Water Drawn Before Sunrise

A Journey of Return, Spiritual Memoirs

Water Drawn Before Sunrise

True retreat begins long before you enter a cloistered space in time for any kind of spiritual practice. The spiritual path is a long journey. Your whole life, the sum of all your choices and perceptions, is already a spiritual path. What you bring, or perhaps most importantly, what you do not bring with you into retreat has a strong bearing on the outcome. The life preliminaries for each person are different, but there are common threads, primarily what brings you to a generous trusting openness. Robert and Rachel Olds offer portions of their journeys to encourage recognition and revaluing of the glowing threads of openness already woven through your own life. Water Drawn Before Sunrise is a portrait of two lives with the same purpose that came together, a dialogue about living with the Earth on a spiritual journey, composed of moments along their way, moments of inner radiance bursting forth, and moments in between, pushing, pulling, and prodding them to remember luminous awareness, vast and fluid.

The Witchcraft Collection Volume Two

Dictionary of Mysticism, Encyclopedia of Superstitions, and Dictionary of Magic

The Witchcraft Collection Volume Two

Three authoritative yet accessible reference books covering the esoteric terms, concepts, and histories of magical practices and mystical thought. Dictionary of Mysticism offers concise definitions for more than 2,200 terms used in a number of mystical traditions and fields of study, including esoteric philosophy, occultism, psychical research, spiritualism, alchemy, astrology, and demonology. It also covers the studies of Buddhism, Brahmanism, Sufism, Lamaism, Zoroastrianism, Theosophy, and Cabbalism. Encyclopedia of Superstitions is a wide-ranging and authoritative reference book that explores the origins and influences of various superstitions from a number of cultural traditions. It contains enlightening information about charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies, and customs of birth, marriage, and death. In Dictionary of Magic, occult expert Harry E. Wedeck offers a broad understanding of witchcraft, necromancy, paganism, the occult, and many of magic’s other manifestations. This A-to-Z reference book provides in-depth information on essential concepts, practices, and vocabulary, and covers many notable wizards and demonographers.

Encyclopaedia of Superstitions - A History of Superstition

Encyclopaedia of Superstitions - A History of Superstition

The first book to deal with the history and source of complete superstitions which exist, or have existed among British people throughout the world. They are presented in encyclopaedic form, so that any individual superstition, or collective superstitions related to one particular subject, can be found under a specified heading. Some 2300 superstitions are listed in a work of over 230,000 words. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Encyclopedia of Superstitions

Encyclopedia of Superstitions

This classic and thoroughly delightful reference explores the origins of superstitions. You’ll discover the origins behind charms, spells, fairy lore and legend, folk remedies and customs of birth, marriage, and death. This collection will be a staple in your library for years and generations to come.

Josephus' Jewish War and its Slavonic Version

A Synoptic Comparison

Josephus' Jewish War and its Slavonic Version

Synoptic edition of the Slavonic and Greek versions of Josephus Flavius' Jewish War in parallel columns, with N.A. Meščerskij's erudite and wide-ranging historical, literary and philological study of the work, with annotations and commentary to the Slavonic text.

Women Struggling For a New Life

The Role of Religion in the Cultural Passage From Korea to America

Women Struggling For a New Life

Kim explores the religious impact, particularly that of the Korean Methodist Church, on the lives of Korean immigrant ilse (first generation) in the United States. To most of these women, America is new soil, and they need to adjust to a different cultural and social environment. Consequently, they may be confused and frustrated. As a community center, the Korean church plays a significant role in their lives. Kim examines the church, to determine if it is helpful or detrimental to these women as they adjust to their lives in the United States. Although the history of Korean immigrants in the United States is almost 100 years old, resources about Korean immigrants, particularly women, are scarce. These women have long been invisible and unheard in American society as well as in the Korean community and church. Their experiences as minority women and their painful struggle for survival in patriarchal Korean churches reflect not only the plight of women but also genuine human struggle.

Encyclopaedia of Superstitions

Encyclopaedia of Superstitions

Catalogues a wide variety of British superstitions with notes on their origins

The Infancy of Medicine

An Enquiry Into the Influence of Folk-lore Upon the Evolution of Scientific Medicine

The Infancy of Medicine