In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of life that is gone forever.... From the Paperback edition.
Author: Lucia St. Clair Robson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
"The book is clearly written for the general reader and includes many descriptions of trance experiences. It may serve as a good introduction to the nature and appeal of the shamanic revival in modern Western cultures." —Theological Book Review "... a case study in experiential anthropology that offers a unique mix of autobiography, mythology, experiential research, and archaeological data to support a challenging thesis—that certain body postures may help induce specific trance states." —Shaman’s Drum "This is a spellbinding and exceptionally readable book by an extraordinary woman." —Yoga Journal "And suddenly the understanding of my own vision washed over me like a mighty wave... For life or for death, I was committed to that mighty realm of which I was shown a brief reminder, the world where all was forever motion and emergence, that realm where the spirits ride the wind." —from the Prologue Goodman reexamines our notions of the nature of reality by studying the ritual postures of native art assumed by her subjects during trance states. For readers desiring to discover this world of ancient myths, she has included a practical guide on how to achieve such ecstatic experiences.
Trance Journeys and Other Ecstatic Experiences
Author: Felicitas D. Goodman
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Social Science
The skies are busy highways for birds, bats, insects, and some seeds and fruits. Noted science author Seymour Simon’s graceful text combined with fluid watercolors by Elsa Warnick offer a fascinating look at the extraordinary variety of animals and plants that travel through the air.
Airbourne Journeys of Animals and Plants
Author: Seymour Simon
Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Reese thunders across the dusty plains to rescue his best friend's bride-to-be from kidnappers. Reese expects hardship and bloodshed fighting a snake like Graham Felton. What he doesn't expect is to fall in love with the innocent girl entrusted to his care.
Author: Constance O'Banyon
RIDE THE WIND: Love for the magnificent Appaloosa horse, a breed once cherished by the proud Nez Perce, brings together two scarred people who have every reason to hate each other: rancher’s daughter, Maggie Sterling, a woman forever damaged by the Indian conflict, and Joe Hart, a man with a hidden past that threatens to destroy his future... Joe’s quest to reclaim the land and horses which once belonged to his people, takes him from a bleak reservation in Kansas to breathtaking Idaho—and into Maggie’s carefully planned life. Though she is promised to another man and still suffers from what renegade Indians did to her family, Maggie cannot resist her attraction to this striking stranger whose secret Nez Perce name is Heart-of-the-Stallion... RIDE THE WIND takes the reader back to the 1890s, after the defeat of the Nez Perce Indians. The U.S. Army has slaughtered entire herds of the beautiful spotted horses that represent the soul and spirit of the Nez Perce nation. Can the breed survive the lingering hatred and vengeance of the conquerors toward the conquered?... And can two kindred spirits overcome years of bitter conflict and find love and healing in forbidden passion?
Author: Katharine Kincaid
In this collection of haiku poems, a young girl walks through a Japanese garden and discovers many delights, from one leaf to ten stone lanterns.
Counting in a Japanese Garden
Author: Celeste Davidson Mannis,Susan Kathleen Hartung
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
She was a Scottish horse trainer's daughter. He was a powerful nobleman. Together they would defy their separate worlds. Astride her mare, Deborah MacDonald proved she handled horses better than any lad in her clan's Glencoe home. Accompanying her father to an estate near London, Deborah met aristocratic Cortez Bedford. Drawn to Cort's wild nature, his dark good looks, and intrigued by his magnificent stallion, Pegasus, she never imagined she could capture the heart of this dashing nobleman. Reckless Cort Bedford had staked his entire inheritance on a horse race. Now, he risked the wrath of Pegasus's new Scottish trainer by pursuing his spirited daughter, Deborah. The tempestuous girl had a passion that matched Cort's own, igniting a fire in him, possessing his heart and soul with each searing kiss. But ahead lay a perilous contest in which all could be lost... as ancient tradition and feuding clans threatened to shatter their glorious, untamed love.
Author: Krista Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Ride The Wind Laughing is about building a 51-foot sailboat almost single-handedly in the back yard with virtually no money-at least, it started out that way. It's about the mystical nature of the Laws of Manifestation . about how dreams and distant possibilities come into existence on Planet Earth. Over a period of four and a half years, a series of events unfolded that were far more interesting than the long hours of hard physical labor or the recounting of boring and repetitive tasks essential to any physical construction project. Working with the wonderful people of rural Nova Scotia, its fishing villages and small local businesses proved as interesting as the magical unfolding of events making it impossible to deny that life itself is controlled by some great invisible hand which has a vested interest in seeing Its creations completed and It's dreams fulfilled. At the age of 44, I had come to a second major crossroad in my life. The first occurred when I left behind the world of corporate business at age 35. The next 9 years were years of spiritual and religious training, and the study in detail of as many aspects of esoteric thinking as I intuitively felt led to greater and greater things. I finally came to the point where my questions all ceased. I had sound mental concepts and could talk the talk, but I had not yet walked the walk to the journey's end. Of what value was all this information, knowledge, and perspective I had so diligently obtained if it could not be practically applied? Ride the Wind Laughing is also a story about riding the winds of life with equanimity and contentedness despite the hardships of daily life. It's about perspective . about looking down on lifemuch as would the student pilot on his very first flight. Once the view from above is attained, there's no going back to being land-locked again. Like the wind, this is a story you can feel. May it expand your perspective as it did mine.
Author: Kit Cain
Publisher: Christopher Cain
Category: Biography & Autobiography
a biography of Glenn L. Martin
Author: Henry Still
Category: Air pilots
In Nevada in 1861, a young Pony Express rider races for his life, pursued by seven Paiute warriors who are determined to drive white settlers out of their territory.
A Tale of the Pony Express
Author: Bernie Fuchs
Publisher: Blue Sky Press (AZ)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Beverly Bird
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Fleeing an unhappy romance in the St. Louis of 1831, Josiah Paddock has to learn how to survive in the savage Rocky Mountain wilderness, his teachers, the Indians, mountain men, and the trapper and old-timer, Titus Bass
Author: Terry C. Johnston
Space madness! Fly away to the deeps of space where the weird flows freely. Dive headlong into spaceships and monsters, tentacles and insanity, determined struggle and starborne terror. Whether sprawling across civilizations or tightly focused and personal, these tales paint a psychedelic vision of strange proportions and wondrous possibility.
Cthulhu, Space Opera, and the Cosmic Weird
Author: Scott Gable,C. Dombrowski
"Why, why, Daddy! Why did you hurt me like that! Why did you do that to me! Oh, Lord, I know I need to let go and forgive. As long as I hold on to bitterness and resentment and do not forgive the ones that hurt me, they are still controlling and hurting me--by the pain and anger that I will not release, but I am so angry! Show me how and help me." Grace sat there and cried her heart out. Ride the Wind is the story of how Grace Thompson finally discovers how to trust God. Through the abuse she suffered in her childhood and a storm-ridden marriage to an alcoholic abusive husband, Grace loses hope in having a life free from abuse. In looking to God for one more chance at having a life of happiness, she discovers how to trust God and ride the wind of his love.
Author: Sandra Lott
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
In order to calm down and manage every day frustrations, young Genelle's mother teaches her to "ride the wind". Mother and daughter go on a once of a lifetime adventure as they leave difficult feelings behind.
Author: Sara Pletcher
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Despite the stigma against magiks other than the four elemental types, Jeremy Ashe works hard toward a degree in runic studies, navigating his way through family disproval and school clique politics while trying to figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life. What he never figured on is The Flame, Samuin College’s fire mage prodigy, Marcus Smith. Sparks strike and threaten to raze Jeremy’s plans to the ground. When strange fires begin to burn all over campus, clues point to Marcus. Suddenly life isn’t just complicated, it’s dangerous.
Author: Anne Dudley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Zysal was the only person who truly believed in dragons, the ancient guardians of the peace. A War Lord has invaded, subjugating folk and taking all in his wake. Zysal's sire Zimadon returns from his travels with this news for the village Elders at the Kevii Hall. Meanwhile, Zysal is drawn to return to a cave where he gains access to a hidden way leading him to discover a large egg from which a dragon hatches. Magic has frozen time allowing the pair to mature together before returning to the village from over the sacred waterfall. Zysal has to adjust to his new status as a Rider with help from his guardians who are as old as the mists of time, and whist his sire agrees to return to the coast to gather more information, the pair need time to grow in strength, but what can they do to help the situation that is so far from their remote village? Zysal discovers that the Kevii's apprentice can communicate with his dragon, Opalina, so what part will he play in the adventure that unfolds and what will Zimadon learn when he travels down the coast with the two fishermen?
Author: Amanda Crozier
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform