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The Secrets Of Afro Cuban Divination

Author : Ócha'ni Lele
ISBN : 9781594778612
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The first book to provide complete, specific instructions on casting the Diloggún, the cowrie-shell oracle of the Orishas. • Provides step-by-step instructions never before published, detailing requirements and procedure for casting the Diloggún. • Includes a detailed “mojuba” or prayer used to awaken the Orishas (spirit entities) for divination. • Devotes an entire chapter to each of the twelve basic Odu (random patterns in which the sixteen shells fall), providing ritual mechanics and oracular meanings for all possible castings. The Afro-Cuban faith, known to outsiders as Santeria and to adherents as Las Reglas de Ocha de Los Lucumi, is not a static religion but a living conduit of energy for connecting the spirit world to our own. It came to the New World with the slave trade where it has evolved in response to the surrounding culture. For adherents of Lucumi, the Diloggún is the most important focus of worship: the sacred shells reveal the forces at play in an adherent's life. These forces are redefined and placated by the Orisha priest, who makes direct contact with the spirit world in an effort to help the adherent evolve. While many books have been published about Santeria, The Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination is the first to provide complete information on how to cast the Diloggún, including opening, reading, and closing the oracle, and how to give a comprehensive reading. With a detailed discussion about why each prayer is offered and insight into the metaphysical core of the religion, this book will bring those seeking the wisdom of the Diloggún closer to the living Orishas than they have ever been.

Divination Cards Coloring Book

Author : Rosa Santini
ISBN : 1726221008
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Divination can be seen as a systematic method with which to organize what appear to be disjointed, random facets of existence such that they provide insight into a problem at hand. If a distinction is to be made between divination and fortune-telling, divination has a more formal or ritualistic element and often contains a more social character, usually in a religious context, as seen in traditional African medicine. Fortune-telling, on the other hand, is a more everyday practice for personal purposes. Particular divination methods vary by culture and religion. Divination is dismissed by the scientific community and skeptics as being superstition. In the 2nd century, Lucian devoted a witty essay to the career of a charlatan, "Alexander the false prophet," trained by "one of those who advertise enchantments, miraculous incantations, charms for your love-affairs, visitations for your enemies, disclosures of buried treasure, and successions to estates," even though most Romans believed in prophetic dreams and charms.

Glimpses Of Tibetan Divination

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ISBN : 9789004410688
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Glimpses of Tibetan Divination, Past and Present is the first book of its kind, in that it contains articles by a group of eminent scholars who approach the subject-matter by investigating it through various facets and salient historical figures.

Gifts Of The Mandala

Author : Clare Goodwin
ISBN : 9781504359757
Genre : Self-Help
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Imagine that you found a map to the invisible realms of mind and spirit. What might you discover? Such maps have been drawn for thousands of years in myriad cultures throughout the world. Today, we refer to them by the Sanskrit term mandala, loosely meaning the whole world.Mandalas are universally associated with healing and prayer. Creating mandalas is an absorbing and relaxing way to enhance your life journey. Based on Clare Goodwins 35 year exploration of the mandala as an artist, therapist, and teacher of students world-wide, Gifts of the Mandala: A Guided Journey of Self-Discovery invites you to deepen your understanding of yourself through the sacred art of mandala making.

Divination Cards Adult Coloring Book

Author : Emma Stephens
ISBN : 1086217756
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Divination (from Latin divinare "to foresee, to foretell, to predict, to prophesy ", related to divinus, divine), or "to be inspired by a god", is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic, standardized process or ritual. Used in various forms throughout history, diviners ascertain their interpretations of how a querent should proceed by reading signs, events, or omens, or through alleged contact with a supernatural agency.

Llewellyn S Complete Book Of Divination

Author : Richard Webster
ISBN : 9780738753485
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Answer Questions and Predict the Future with this Comprehensive Collection of Proven Tips and Techniques Explore the Profound Wisdom and Fascinating Secrets of Divination Richard Webster, one of the world's bestselling new age authors, explores the incredibly wide variety of divination systems from around the world. Discover in-depth information and how-to instruction for more than thirty divination practices, including: Tarot Astrology Palmistry Numerology Pendulums I Ching Automatic Writing Candle Reading Coin Divination Flower Reading Dowsing Runes Scrying Geomancy Bibliomancy And Much More Llewellyn's Complete Book of Divination also features helpful tips for choosing the best form of divination for your specific needs and preparation methods to practice before a divination session. Learn about the history of divination and the historical figures who could see the future. Find out how raising your intuitive skills can improve nearly every aspect of your life, from relationships and health to money and career. Whether you're just getting started or are a seasoned expert, this thorough guide holds sacred wisdom and wonderful surprises for you.

The Dilogg?n

Author : Ócha'ni Lele
ISBN : 9781594778629
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The first book on Santería’s holiest divination system to thoroughly explore each family of odu and how their actions and reactions affect the spiritual development of the client. • Includes the major considerations for sacrifice, providing the diviner with ways to placate and supplicate the Afro-Cuban deities known as orishas. • Demonstrates how to properly end a reading so that negative vibrations are fully removed from the diviner's home. • Provides a thoroughly detailed description of each of the 12 families of odu that exist in the diloggun--from Okana through Ejila Shebora. The diloggun is more than a tool of divination. It is a powerful transformational process, and the forces that are set in motion when it is cast determine the future evolution of the adherent. The Diloggun is the first book to explore this Afro-Cuban oracle from the perspective of diaspora orisha worship. It is also the first book to explore the lore surrounding this mysterious oracle, which is the living Bible of one of the world's fastest growing faiths. The twelve families of odu that are available to the diviner include 192 omo odu, the children of the odu, and each of these patterns or letters has its own proverbs, meanings, prohibitions, and sacrifices. Ócha'ni Lele provides the secret but essential information that the adept diviner needs to know to ensure that every element affecting a client's spiritual development is taken into consideration during a reading. His book is also the first to detail how to properly end a session so that negative vibrations are absorbed by the orishas and fully removed from the diviner's home. For those seeking the wisdom of ancient Africa, The Diloggun is an indispensable guide to the mysteries of the orishas.

Quantum Leaps In The Wrong Direction

Author : Charles M. Wynn
ISBN : 9780190620301
Genre : Science
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Get the straight, scientific story on things like astrology, ghosts, spontaneous human combustion, psychic surgery, and ESP. You hear about these fantastic happenings every day on television and in the supermarket tabloids. Is any of this true or are they making it all up? While many people tune in just for laughs, plenty of readers believe their outrageous claims - often because they simply don't have a clear notion of what science really is. So how do you figure out what constitutes real science and what is nonsense? Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction carefully deconstructs five examples of pseudoscience - UFOs, out-of-body experiences, astrology, creationism, and ESP - and gives easy recipes to test other dubious notions so that you can tell what lies in the realm of real science and what more properly deserves the tag of pseudoscience. This second edition of Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction will include a brand new chapter on alternative medicine, up-to-date links for reliable skeptical websites, organizations and meetings, and a fully updated additional reading section.

Lord Of The Dance

Author : Richard J. Kohn
ISBN : 0791448924
Genre : Religion
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A first-hand description of the Mani Rimdu festival of Tibet and Nepal, an event which encapsulates the Himalayan Buddhist experience.

All The Colors Of Life

Author : Shirley J. Wenrich
ISBN : 9781452564180
Genre : House & Home
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There have been many qualities obtained over the years, including work and positions of leadership in several nonprofit organizations. Also a deep interest in color and design, ranging from the ownership in two art shops that bridged the gap between art gallery and a craft shop, with quality and variety. This led to set design for a local theater and interior design that I love. However, the greatest achievement, besides raising four children, was my participation in the Harmonic Convergence. This took place in 1987, and the best place to be was the only sacred site east of the Mississippi at the Serpent Mounds in Ohio. Since I needed an active part, I was The Hug Lady and met people from all over the world. Whatever we did, it helped, because the Berlin Wall came down within three years, and it was the beginning of the end of Communism. I enjoy anything I can do to help others.

Peace Of Mind And Healing Of Broken Lives

Author : Adam Asar
ISBN : 9780557412488
Genre : Healing
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The Fortune Teller

Author : Gwendolyn Womack
ISBN : 9781250099785
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NOW A USA TODAY AND LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER From the award-winning author of The Memory Painter comes a sweeping and suspenseful tale of romance, fate, and fortune. Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, deciphering ancient texts—and when she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career. Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history, but as Semele delves further, she realizes the manuscript is more than it seems. Both a memoir and a prophecy, it appears to be the work of a powerful seer, describing devastating wars and natural disasters in detail thousands of years before they occurred. The more she reads, the more the manuscript begins to affect Semele’s life. But what happened to the tarot deck? As the mystery of her connection to its story deepens, Semele can’t shake the feeling that she’s being followed. Only one person can help her make sense of it all: her client, Theo Bossard. Yet Theo is arrogant and elusive, concealing secrets of his own, and there’s more to Semele’s desire to speak with him than she would like to admit. Can Semele even trust him? The auction date is swiftly approaching, and someone wants to interfere—someone who knows the cards exist, and that the Bossard manuscript is tied to her. Semele realizes it’s up to her to stop them: the manuscript holds the key to a two-thousand-year-old secret, a secret someone will do anything to possess.

Kiss Of The Yogini

Author : David Gordon White
ISBN : 9780226894836
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For those who wonder what relation actual Tantric practices bear to the "Tantric sex" currently being marketed so successfully in the West, David Gordon White has a simple answer: there is none. Sweeping away centuries of misunderstandings and misrepresentations, White returns to original texts, images, and ritual practices to reconstruct the history of South Asian Tantra from the medieval period to the present day. Kiss of the Yogini focuses on what White identifies as the sole truly distinctive feature of South Asian Tantra: sexualized ritual practices, especially as expressed in the medieval Kaula rites. Such practices centered on the exchange of powerful, transformative sexual fluids between male practitioners and wild female bird and animal spirits known as Yoginis. It was only by "drinking" the sexual fluids of the Yoginis that men could enter the family of the supreme godhead and thereby obtain supernatural powers and transform themselves into gods. By focusing on sexual rituals, White resituates South Asian Tantra, in its precolonial form, at the center of religious, social, and political life, arguing that Tantra was the mainstream, and that in many ways it continues to influence contemporary Hinduism, even if reformist misunderstandings relegate it to a marginal position. Kiss of the Yogini contains White's own translations from over a dozen Tantras that have never before been translated into any European language. It will prove to be the definitive work for persons seeking to understand Tantra and the crucial role it has played in South Asian history, society, culture, and religion.

Rock Art Research

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Buddhism Meets Astrology Meets Tarot

Author : Jane Dallas
ISBN : 9798725416534
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Buddhism and Ancient Mandala ArtBuddhism has the answers to the problems that may plague your life; it can calm your mind, and heal your past and present life traumas.This book will give you a small taste of how exactly this can happen.What is Mandala?The Mandala is a unique, symmetric geometric confluence of shapes and patterns that, in its beauty, represents the inner and outer universe. It can be used to focus your mind while meditating, as an aid to a self-actuation or spiritual awakening exercise, as an aesthetically pleasing piece of art, and in many other ways.In this book, we will use this powerful ancient Eastern pattern series as a tool and an aid to piercing the veil that hides the future from our eyes, and to open our eyes to the multiple positive possibilities that the coming quarter holds for all of us in general, and for you, the reader of this special book, in particular. By connecting ancient Asian spiritual traditions to New Age mental healing and deep breathing yoga discipline, I have derived powerful results, results that rival the deepest predictions of astrology and numerology in their clarity and ability to change your future for the best.The subconscious mind is very very powerful; it has great problem solving capabilities, and by controlling what we feed our sub-surface consciousness, we can easily alter our mindset from a defeatist state of being to one that is a winner's mindset - always looking for a solution, always looking for achievement, always looking for something transformative and special. Buddhist philosophy in general, and Mandala art in particular, can help activate our subconscious mind in a manner that seems safe and interesting.This book is divided into 12 chapters - one for each of the next 12 weeks, or a total of three months. You can start it at any time; you just jump into the week it is when you start the book. Each chapter is divided into many sections; all the sections use the Mandala pattern that is at the beginning of each chapter to drive an exercise that will help you unlock the hidden potential inside the Mandala, and connect it to your inner dreams, aspirations, wishes, and strengths. You can complete any or all exercises over the course of 1 to 20 hours, depending on how much free time you have. The best part is that you can always give the material inside a chapter a break, and come back to it, with no detrimental effect to the benefits you derive. There is complete flexibility in how you use this book in the way that you think will benefit you.The future holds unlimited possibilities, and clearing your mind and focusing on the important things will make sure that you can select the most promising possibilities out of these infinite futures. Go ahead, use the ancient power of Buddhism to change your life!

Witchcraft For Tomorrow

Author : Doreen Valiente
ISBN : 9780719826955
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Witchcraft for Tomorrow answers many frequently asked questions about witchcraft including: 'How can I find a witches' coven?' and 'How can I become a witch?' Doreen Valiente tells you what the old religion of witchcraft has to offer the new age of Aquarius; how the age-old Craft of the Wise can be practised in the modern world; how to initiate yourself as a witch and found your own coven. The author, who was the leading figure in the establishment of the modern Wiccan movement, includes a new Book of Shadows (the witches' handbook of rituals and instructions) based upon ancient magical tradition but geared to the age of the future. There are witch songs, spells, incantations and practical advice on how to run a coven and how to acquire your own collection of magical implements; as well as methods of divination and other witch lore. The author shows how the oral traditions of witchcraft throw light not only upon the origins of the present-day witch cult and the activities of the witch leader George Pickingill and his covens, but also upon the mystery of the founding of the famous magical order, the Golden Dawn. Also discussed is the relationship between the witchcraft of Britain and Europe and the magical belief of the Far East. Do both traditions hark back to the legendary city of Shamballah and to the shamanistic practices of Asia? And why do the secret circles of the witches resemble those of the Tantric sex-magic of India?

The Art And Practice Of Geomancy

Author : John Michael Greer
ISBN : 1609250702
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Have you ever lost an important object? Are you taking on a new job? Looking for buried treasure? The Art and Practice of Geomancy teaches readers how to divine the answers to life’s everyday questions about health, luck, new jobs, and love, as well as those less mundane tasks such as finding buried treasure, predicting the weather, being released from prison, and identifying secret enemies. Greer delivers to readers an ancient system of divination in an easy-to-use form requiring little more than a pen and a piece of paper. Using a system of counting odd and even numbers—from a deck of cards, a roll of the dice, or even by hitting sand or dirt with a stick to generate patterns—readers learn how to cast their own geomantic chart. And for those who wish to delve further, he offers exercises for geomantic meditation and ritual magic. The Art and Practice of Geomancy will appeal to pagans, followers of the Western Mystery tradition, scholars of folk magic and divination, and anyone who wants to take their past, present, and future into their own hands.

What S The Use Of Art?

Author : Jan Mrazek
ISBN : 9780824830632
Genre : Art
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Post-Enlightenment notions of culture, which have been naturalized in the West for centuries, require that art be autonomously beautiful, universal, and devoid of any practical purpose. The authors of this multidisciplinary volume seek to complicate this understanding of art by examining art objects from across Asia with attention to their functional, ritual, and everyday contexts. From tea bowls used in the Japanese tea ceremony to television broadcasts of Javanese puppet theater; from Indian wedding chamber paintings to art looted by the British army from the Chinese emperor’s palace; from the adventures of a Balinese magical dagger to the political functions of classical Khmer images—the authors challenge prevailing notions of artistic value by introducing new ways of thinking about culture. The chapters consider art objects as they are involved in the world: how they operate and are experienced in specific sites, collections, rituals, performances, political and religious events and imagination, and in individual peoples’ lives; how they move from one context to another and change meaning and value in the process (for example, when they are collected, traded, and looted or when their images appear in art history textbooks); how their memories and pasts are or are not part of their meaning and experience. Rather than lead to a single universalizing definition of art, the essays offer multiple, divergent, and case-specific answers to the question "What is the use of art?" and argue for the need to study art as it is used and experienced. Contributors: Cynthea J. Bogel, Louise Cort, Richard H. Davis, Robert DeCaroli, James L. Hevia, Janet Hoskins, Kaja McGowan, Jan Mrázek, Lene Pedersen, Morgan Pitelka, Ashley Thompson.

Art Ideology And The City Of Teotihuacan

Author : Janet Catherine Berlo
ISBN : 0884022056
Genre : History
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Tibetan Religious Art

Author : Antoinette K. Gordon
ISBN : 9780486170367
Genre : Art
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An informative overview of the intrinsic relationship of Buddhist deities to Tibetan art and well-captioned illustrations: temple paintings, books, wood blocks, ritual objects, robes, masks, metal work, more. 92 black-and-white illustrations.

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