A meaningful and sustainable interpretation of decorative symbols found on Zimbabwe's items of material culture among the various ethnic groups is one that recognizes their fundamental cosmologies, world-views, beliefs, axiologies and epistemologies relating to nature, the universe, interpersonal and inter-group relations and, above all, the critical goals that a community seeks to attain. Where there is a community there must, of necessity, be communication channels that ensure social cohesion and commitment to one vision and mission. Geometric decorative symbols, which are the subject of this book, belong to the visual arts, a genre that communicates fundamental messages effortlessly and beautifully! Aesthetics, cosmology and axiology combine within the context of a functional object and effectively express a community's total culture. At one time long ago, functionality and aesthetics were Siamese twins, intricately woven into one. However, over time resident meanings and messages were lost while aesthetic traditions,on account of their appeal and allure,continued, albeit limping on one leg, without their original partner-the underlying message being conveyed for posterity. This book seeks to capture the lost messages that are resident in the decorative symbols, apparently all of which carry the same meaning-one of CONTINUITY. Diversity of expression does not take away Africa's main preoccupation which is ensuring the continuity of the natural environment on the one hand and the family lineage, community and society on the other.
Interpreting Zimbabweís Decorative Symbols
Author: Nyathi, Pathisa,Chikomo, Kudzai
Publisher: AmaGugu Publishers
Category: Social Science
Share the Life Odyssey of the Author charting 50 years of Profound Supernormal experiences in preparation for a special task in Egypt Now following a decade of below-the-radar exploration beneath the Giza Plateau and in the Great Pyramid, accompanied by his twinflame Judith; there has been a spectacular discovery Our ancient Ancestors left a Secret Message for us which will change your view of our Origins forever
Author: Richard Gabriel
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Frank Johnson is a teacher. Tonight he is celebrating his retirement among colleagues and friends. As a writer, he reflects about his experiences in the classroom with his students. Echoes from the Classroom is a book filled with adventure, imagination and humour from a teacher`s point of view. This book includes more than 50 short stories that take you on a journey through one mans life. In part one, Frank tries to readjust to a new life outside the classroom while still clinging to past educational experiences. In part two, Frank reflects on his manuscript of stories and in part three, Frank deals with an assortment of related educational stories. Part four brings us full circle, back to Frank and our original story, but with a surprising conclusion.
Author: James G. Devine
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The American West remains a period of fascination for many. In the relatively unknown years between 1828 and 1853, however, it experienced a critical transition, one that would define the emergence of the West for years to come. Possessing remarkable historical and literary aptitude, Echoes from the West contains interpretively written factual stories of Americans, native and new, that occurred during this important twenty-five-year period. From tales of years in Oregon Country from fur trapper Jedediah Smith and fur trader John McLoughlin to stories of Hal Kelly, an agent of the Oregon Colonizing Company, and his new recruit, Nathaniel Wyeth, gifted historian Verda Spickelmier brings the tales of these intrepid men to vibrant life. In addition, Spickelmier shows the political impact of this westward expansion in Washington DC. Vivid snapshots of John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and Martin Van Buren provide an intriguing glimpse into the inner workings of the government. As the country rapidly expands and moves inexorably toward division over slavery, each person’s story becomes woven into the fabric of an energetic, yet struggling nation. Engaging and eloquent, Echoes from the West offers deep insight into a subject not often studied while simultaneously giving a delightfully imaginative twist to history.
Author: Verda Spickelmier
March 3, 1778 ... marks the tragic death of Thomas Harbert (Sr). In the mid-1760's -Thomas, an early frontiersman and pioneer - and his wife Isabelle - left the English Colony of New Jersey and moved their young family westward... eventually settling in the District of West Augusta, Virginia. On what is now known as Ten-Mile Creek, in the Jones' Run Community, Harrison County, WV - Gomas and an enterprising group of settlers constructed the Harbert Blockhouse as a defense against the many harsh elements of this newly-opened AppalachianWilderness. On this fateful date - as some children were playing nearby - they noted the approach of some Shawnee warriors who were known to be about avenging the death of their mighty Shawnee chieftain, Keigh-tugh-qua, or "the Cornstalk."Gey subsequently attacked the barnlike structure of Fort Harbert, and in the ensuing battleGomas was killed while grappling with a Shawnee warrior who had forced himself into the Fort. In addition to the tragic death of Gomas and his young daughter Celia, four other adults were wounded; and six or seven children in the yard were killed or taken prisoners. One indian was killed, and two badly wounded. Surviving Gomas were his wife Isabelle and Fve sons: Samuel Harbert (18), Edward (15), William (13), Gomas Jr. (10), and John (9). Brian C. Harbert lives on HarbertMountain Road in rural Alexander County, North Carolina, with his wife Alice and extended family. He has three children: David, Rachel & Ryan who are all grown. He is an R.N. at a local hospital in the Critical Care Unit. His interest in genealogy was kindled by the work began by his grandfather, Hallie Lafayette Harbert who wrote a booklet entitled: "History of the Descendants of Noah J. Harbert..". [Hallie's grandfather]. Having begun with the information in his grandfather's work, he began "surFng the web" and stumbled upon several very helpful sites. He has compiled a family database of over 7,000 names! He keeps hoping he'll get Fnished at some point, but as of this time, he sees no end in sight! David Harbert was born in Morgantown, WV; near Decker's Creek whereGomas Harbert made his Frst home inWV. David and his wife Linda live in LumberportWV. He has a set of twins Tim and Cathy who are grown and have their own families. He grew up on Jones Run about 4 miles from the location of the Harbert Blockhouse. David's father, Max is the person responsible for David's interest in the Harbert Family history. His father is a treasure trove of information about the Harbert's who lived around Lumberport. David's lifelong dream has been to put the family history down on paper so others can learn about the amazing people who have and still do make up the Harbert Family.
The Thomas Harbert Family Saga
Author: Brian Harbert,David Harbert
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Echoes From The Void" is a sequel to "Voices From The Void". It continues the exploration of what the poet believes are ultimate reality that come to us is flashes and from a study of Hindu, Buddhist religions and non-credal beliefs of Unitarian parameters. If you share the delights of mystic readings and share the daring of exploring the challenges that have no definite answers but only the lure of persisting questions then you are invited to buy the book and join the experiences even should you not agree with all that has been said. An Anglican bishop in Perth once said to him that he wasn't sure where the poet was going with his ideas but he loved the intense lyricism of the verse. So, too, you may hesitate following me down the labrynth of threatening vistas but you will love the poetic style of "Echoes."
Author: Robert Halsey
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
There are thousands of books and articles on "metaphysical" subjects such as the meaning of life, the nature of God, the teachings of various religions, reincarnation, life after death, the various disciplines such as astrology, numerology, tarot, ESP research, healing, and many others. Is there a "Golden Thread of Wisdom" which encompasses a broad based understanding of the essential truths of these teachings? Is there a primer where one can learn the fundamental concepts, the common denominator present in most spiritual teachings? There is Now, in Tony Fisichella's Echoes From Eternity. For the first time, here is one book which ties together the ancient and modern teachings about human life-which answers the basic questions that most thinking people ask-Who am I, where did I come from, what am I doing here, where am I going? Here is the impetus which can inspire you to brave new discoveries about yourself, provide you the reference you need to help solve practical problems, find the direction you seek, and to more deeply understand the teachings of great religions in their true context. Here is a book which can excite new activity within your awakening Soul and truly change your life. Echoes from Eternity is the "Re-release of the previously published Metaphysics: The Science of Life" (no longer in print)
Author: Anthony J. Fisichella
Publisher: Higher Ground Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In the space of a generation, Cyprus – the island of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love – has experienced an anti-colonial struggle, post-colonial chaos, internecine fighting and hatred, civil war, invasion, population displacements and physical partition. The narrative of Cyprus’ recent history has created numerous attitudes and prejudices which run deep but which have never before been explored on a human level. Now for the first time Yiannis Papadakis, firmly planted in the Greek Cypriot world, sets out to discover 'The Other' – the much maligned Turks. Papadakis decided with some trepidation to travel to Constantinople (to his Greek worldview it was still Constantinople) to learn Turkish. There he discovered that actually it is Istanbul, and that Turkey is not the place of his once imagined demonology. Armed with new insights he returned to Cyprus and delved into the two communities, locked in their mutually contemptuous embrace, to explore their common humanity and to understand what divided them. He focused on Nicosia where the people who used to live together in one neighbourhood found themselves separated by a ‘Dead Zone’, two armies and a UN force. His was a journey to the various sides of the Dead Zone and to the various zones of the dead, the realms of memory and history. This book is the moving, sometimes humorous and always fascinating account of that journey.
Across the Cyprus Divide
Author: Yiannis Papadakis
Category: Social Science
Shortly after I had returned from a foreign trip some years ago, an old friend saw me and quickly noticed that I had gone partially bald. He was startled. So, he spontaneously yelled a seemingly tough question at me: What happened to the hairs on your head? Spontaneously too, I yelled an answer back at him: Nature took them in place of the wisdom that I couldnt pay for! And we teased and laughed. My friend thought I had joked, but I knew I hadnt. However, Ill leave the judgment to you. By the time youre done digesting the substance of this more than compelling masterpiece, Id like to know your stand. Had I joked or had I not?
101 Wisdom Quotes with Notes
Author: King Joe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Arnošt Lustig's fiction has always been too close to the facts for comfort. In The House of Returned Echoes, he pays tribute to the life of his father, who died in Auschwitz in 1944. In Prague in the difficult time between the wars, a man fights to keep his family and his business alive despite anti-Semitism and economic hardship. Emil Ludvig has always relied on the simple rules of his family and the basic laws of civilization to counteract his misfortunes, and being a decent man himself, he refuses to believe that the Nazi threats will be carried out. Yet, he also becomes a victim of the camps, and his story resonates with both Lustig's personal experiences and the shared memories of the Holocaust.
Author: Arnost Lustig
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Popular, authoritative look at the world of archaeoastronomy, the study of ancient peoples' observation of the skies and its role in their cultural evolution. 208 illustrations.
The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations
Author: E. C. Krupp
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Tells the story of a Polish woman sent to three concentration camps and a ghetto during the Nazi occupation of World War II
Author: Mira Ryczke Kimmelman
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Bob Bitchin founded the wildly successful Lattitudes & Attitudes magazine.
A Five Year Voyage of Discovery and Adventure
Author: Bob Bitchin
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation