The I Ching, often called “The Book of Changes”, has marched through the centuries accumulating and preserving the wisdom of Chinese civilization for a span of over 5000 years time. It has survived and prospered through the rise and fall of dynasties and empires, plague, famine, war and all the other perils of time and history. In its long and illustrious history it has served as the advisor and preserver of King and commoner alike; its wisdom, insight and counsel illuminating the circumstances in which human beings find themselves in the course of their journey through life and pointing out the right path to take in any situation that a human being may encounter. Its images encompass, symbolize and reveal the totality of the energies of consciousness and being in their interaction with the visible human and the invisible spiritual dimensions of the universe and so can reveal the truth of any situation. In this companion volume, the correct usage of the book and its wisdom is approached from the perspective of the individual who seeks a trustworthy guide to accompany him or her on the road that they must travel from womb to tomb. No prior knowledge of the I Ching is required as its usage and spiritual philosophy is explained in terms that any individual of average intelligence can comprehend. The use of the coin Oracle is covered in great depth and detail so as to impart a complete understanding of how to correctly ask questions of the book. Richard Palmer began writing at an early age and is the accomplished author of five previously published works. In this pioneering work, the I Ching is presented in a new format especially geared to the individual who has no prior knowledge of this great and noble book and which will allow any interested individual to use the power and insight of the Book of Changes to illuminate their path and protect their life and safety in the often dangerous landscape of the material universe
Inside this book are 30 Hand Made Meditation Mandalas for relaxation, peace and healing. Each Mandala has a Sanskrit mantra with English translation. The mantras have been chosen as per the theme of the Mandala on that page. Back of the page is blank so that the completed Mandala can be taken out and framed. The design of the mandala has been created to be visually appealing so as to absorb the mind in such a way that irritating thoughts are unable to get through and a spiritual essence surrounds the individual observing the mandala, which in turn allows the individual a higher consciousness or awareness, almost as though being hypnotized. This allows the busy mind to take a break while the creative mind is allowed to run free. Having said that, the mandala is primarily used as a form of meditation to gain knowledge from within. It is important to let go of the negative feelings while coloring. If they creep back, simply bring your focus and attention back to the beauty of the mandala.
This book is created by Surabhi Kuthala.
Surabhi has had a flair for drawing illustrations from early years of her childhood. Surabhi believes that art can be seen in everything and anything. She believes that an artist is born with a beautiful heart and mind. “I see happiness around myself and that is what I like to draw, happy faces. Creating art is like meditation to me, it relaxes and rejuvenates me. ” quotes Surabhi. Surabhi is inspired by everything and anything that she sees, feels and experiences, but loves feminine figures, which portray different moods of womanhood. She loves to reveal feelings and thoughts through her art. Her work tends to be intricate and detailed. Mandala Mantra is her first coloring book to be published to be followed by many more.
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Author Mark A. Stewart was bullied in middle school and high school. It took him ten years to heal from the bullying. His quest for recovery led him to write the book, “Names Will Hurt Me: Healing for Victims of Bullying”, to help others.
His process involves some key steps which include:
• Validating your pain
• Illustrate how the damage from the bullying can sabotage your careers and relationships if not dealt with
• Provide a road map for healing and creating the life you desire
“With deep compassion and vulnerability, Mark Stewart has written a book that will at once provide support for people who are experiencing the effects of bullying and redemption for those who have endured this commonly experienced schoolyard abuse. Like any form of abuse, it is easy… perhaps desirable… to assume that young people are resilient and will get over the emotional and physical assaults they have suffered. Mark gives us a bird’s eye view of the reality that the victims of bullying do not easily recover from the invasions of psyche and self-esteem they have suffered. The effects of bullying may linger for years, interrupting every area of a victim’s life. Mark is a glowing testament that healing is possible. He lays out a program for acknowledging, recovering from, and moving on from the emotional and spiritual residues of bullying in a way that only a fellow-traveler can. This book is a must read for any adult who works with or lives with adolescents.” As reviewed by Susan Westbrook Ph.D. – Author of The Five Tibetans Yoga Workshop
Stewart has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Mass Communications and Media Arts. He has also taught workshops to help people overcome adversity and create lives that have deep personal meaning and success
When there are castles, servants, and kings, there is a little curious boy named Mortimer. The book launches into his story to pull the reader in through his eyes. He is the son of a servant. His mother is well liked and personable. When questions arise about the identity of his father, his mother never answers. No one knows who his father is.
Mortimer explores around the castle and finds small interesting tokens to collect such as interesting buttons, ribbons and other tiny objects. He keeps a small collection under his bed covered with mud and straw. After awhile he grows tired of finding similar items. He decides to carefully explore outside the castle. He is aware he needs to be watchful of bad people that could prey upon the weak. He decides to stop at the border where there is a small stream. He decides to take a swim where he observes a glistening black rock that he retrieves from the water.
Mortimer recalls a tale of the three white wizards and the dark wizards who battled over controlling power. The lead dark wizard casts a spell that goes awry where the wizards become trapped into their respective white and black rocks. Because the power of the land of Mystica is tied to their existence, a darkness emerges and people are not only at war with each other but also with wizards, elves and dwarfs.
Mortimer pondered this wondering if the rock he found could be tied to this story. He was doubtful. All he knew is that he wanted to keep the rock for his very own.
A girl named Miranda is having dreams. She feels the need to travel to Mystica to act upon them. She becomes a part of the battle siding with light to defeat darkness.
Read how the stories merge into a robust and eventful story. Author Michelle Murray developed this story around creating a land of dreams with well developed characters and magic.
This book is written in a fashion to appeal to readers young and old to enjoy.
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“A Whole Lot” is a Kindle scout winning debut novel of Bradley Wind. The main character in the story, Abel Velasco, is a teenage savant. He was raised in foster care until he was reunited to live with an abusive aunt and an older sister. Abel has the ability to see patterns and solve complex mathematical puzzles.
Abel ventures into an abandoned mansion and finds strangely numbered Bible. He wonders if there is a link between the Bible and the murders that occurred at the mansion. This sends him on a journey from suburban New Jersey to Berkeley, California and beyond.
Bradley Wind has demonstrated a great deal of research by choosing a unique case of the autism spectrum to create a character around. Reading Abel’s dialogue and thoughts will give the reader an introspective look into following the mental flow and logic of a gifted mind.
Wind was born and raised in Pennsylvania. A prolific visual artist whose work has exhibited in the 20th century wing of the Philadelphia Museum. He is currently a director of IT for a child-focused non-profit.
When Callie Taylor loses her mother, she is shocked to find out her father didn’t die in a car accident as she had always believed. In fact, her father is a US Senator who had been unaware that she even existed! Callie is unsure she wants to be a part of this “new” family. Senator Warren Sherbrooke wants to meet his daughter and sends his stepson, Dylan Talbot to make arrangements. Callie and Dylan both question each others’ motives, but cautiously proceed to start a friendship.
Senator Sherbrooke is a very honest politician who is willing to face his responsibilities from a past lost love. His wife, daughter, Sara, and son, Jake, have different ways of accepting Callie. Dylan tries to appease both his mother and step-father while finding himself falling in love with Callie.
“The Teachers Billionaire” offers an ample preview to look inside and read on Amazon. Author Christina Tetreault has written an entire growing series on the Sherbrookes of Newport. Each title offers a passionate journey into the life of a handsome billionaire. Tetreault’s characters are just so real; within a few pages you will certainly forge a connection to them.
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