Prophetic dreams have haunted Dan Tenney since childhood, foretelling him of a life-changing event that is soon to take place. But before he can learn the meaning of his visions, he is attacked by a shadowy group of extremists: the Brotherhood of the Grail. Finding sanctuary underground, an ancient relic comes into his possession and Dan begins to understand the path his visions have laid out before him. His quest will be fraught with an otherwordly people and an event that could tip the balance in favour of human existence—or disastrously against it. The mysterious Brotherhood will do everything in their power to prevent Dan from fulfilling his destiny as the Bearer of Ouroboros.
Author: Patricia Leslie
Publisher: Odyssey Books via PublishDrive
25th century humanity has colonized space and achieved technological immortality through advances in medical science and nanotechnology. After a war with sentient artificial persons, a treaty has made it illegal to force them into service for any reason. As a result, this extremely risk-averse and fragile society is faced with a dilemma that had long been absent: some must give up their immortality so that others may live. To answer this call, volunteers create an elite all-human rescue team to handle emergencies and disasters both planetside and in deep space. The story follows that team's leader, Commander John Mitchell, a man who struggles with a rare condition - The Ouroboros Effect - triggered by the trauma of losing his wife and daughter in a failed rescue attempt. John believes that his technology and training can keep him alive, but he will come to find that his greatest dangers lie within.
Author: D. Juliano
Publisher: Mindful Elements Library In
An enticing collection of tales told in the fabulist and metafiction traditions, Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves embraces a cyclical movement of renewal, like the ancient ouroboros motif itself, in which artfully rendered answers always give rise to perplexing new questions. Maggie Schein’s stories introduce medicine men, monks, immortals, witches, seekers, and souls in various stages of their cycles in and out of lived life, as well as the occasional talking animal, all searching for meaning and for connections to one another through storytelling. Each fable is a meditation on love, death, growth, pain, identity, self, spirit, cruelty, beauty, and the natural order, as seen from the perspectives of the primal, the celestial, or the spiritual. Rooted in the archetypes of mythology and philosophy, Schein’s lost cantos are stories about the events that make up our lives and our deaths. She makes deft use of familiar forms and universal symbols to explore anew through narrative those questions and experiences that have always vexed us about our confounding existence and the speculative possibilities that abound within and beyond the moral coil. Schein’s tales ask us to reconsider what it means to live and to die, to be simultaneously a creature of magic and the mundane, of the extraordinary and the all-too-ordinary. The result is a delicate but potent collection of alluring fables for the modern reader, recalling classical stories and myths of days long past and asking once more the questions that continue to haunt us. This expanded edition adds three new fables not included in the original edition as well as new illustrations for all eleven stories from artist Jonathan Hannah.
Author: Maggie Schein
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
For a thousand years, the immortal Shashavani have hidden from the world in the halls of their mountain fortress, amassing great stores of knowledge in a haven of academic tranquility. And while Doctor Varanus has never found tranquility much to her taste, even she cannot deny that the peace and quiet make for a pleasant diversion following the chaos of her recent adventures in London. Having left the horrors of bloodshed and wellness behind her, Varanus has thrown herself headlong into the study of the Shashavani condition, determined to learn the secrets of their undying power. But all is not as it seems in the House of Shashava. As winter snow covers the Shashavani valley and chokes the mountain passes, sinister events are unfolding in the shadows. Whispers of conspiracy echo through the halls. Soon loyalties will be tested and friendships betrayed. Blood will flow. For upon the frozen steppe, an ancient evil stirs and turns its gaze toward the House of Shashava, hungering for power and revenge. As darkness descends, one question remains: Do you serve the Winter King?
Author: G.D. Falksen
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
It is 1899, and Doctor Varanus is in Prague with her mentor Iosef, both still recovering from the scars of the Shashavani civil war. Iosef has found a reprieve from grief in the study of the so-called “Black Goat” cults, aided by a charming Prussian nobleman and a mysterious bookseller. Under other circumstances, Varanus might regard Iosef’s fascination with occult philosophies as troublingly superstitious, but she has greater concerns. Her wayward son Friedrich has taken up residence in Prague as well, and in the company of artists, revolutionaries, and other such rabble-rousers. As Varanus endeavors to carry on her research and drag Friedrich back into respectable society, she discovers something sinister may be at work in the Kingdom of Bohemia. Could there be more to Iosef’s occult studies than he or his new friends realize? Truth or fantasy, a shadow looms over Prague, threatening to drag Varanus and all she holds dear into the darkness of an unending night . . .
Author: G.D. Falksen
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
To understand the unbalanced planet, we must examine nature and humanity both individually and as a whole. In United Spectrum, author Levi Morris explores the unity of nature and its relationship to human behaviors in six parts. Morris exposes our misunderstanding of reality by clarifying fundamental elements of experience, such as consciousness, thought, ego, fear, doubt, belief, and biological needs and behaviors. He examines the effects of humanitys disease, including the continuation and escalation of war, a growth economy resting on fossil fuels, overpopulation, and the destruction of the biosphere. He proposes that aspects of life considered to be humdrum can actually be viewed with a sense of awe. Additionally, his work combines fractal and Euclidean geometry with concepts like nothingness, infinity, and symmetry to show how nature is expressed. It explains the physics of electromagnetism, gravity, spacetime, and quantum mechanics as the singular beauty of nature. It also explores teaching, its limitations, and describes the relationship between life, death, duality, and unity. Capturing the essence of natural and human behaviors, United Spectrum investigates the universes unity and beauty, the reasons its misunderstood, and how this limited view affects the world.
The Unity of Nature and the Division of Man
Author: Levi Morris
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
A far reaching study which proposes that Time is an energy which affects the somatic, psychological and spiritual evolution of all life on earth.
The Ultimate Energy : an Exploration of the Scientific, Psychological, and Metaphysical Aspects of Time
Author: Murry Hope
Publisher: Element Books Limited
Category: American literature
There have been many interpretations and predictions about the year 2012, known as the Mayan End Time—touted in everything from books to television commercials. But what do the Mayans themselves have to say about these prophecies? In The Mayan Ouroboros, the much-anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Serpent of Light, spiritual researcher Drunvalo Melchizdek reveals for the first time what Mayan elders have told him about this period. In this book he explains how to prepare for this transition to a new 13,000-year cycle by learning how to move out of our brain and into our hearts. He shares the Mayan insight of the importance of our heart connection to our survival and ability to thrive during these times. Plus The Mayan Ouroboros reveals: The untold positive side of the Mayan propheciesThe Mayan End Time--a seven-year period of transition which began in 2007The magnetic pole shift that is currently affecting humans around the worldThe new ways in which humans will begin to perceive and communicate in the world.The discovery of thousands of ancient Mayan codexes that are currently being decoded by the Mayans
The Cosmic Cycles Come Full Circle
Author: Drunvalo Melchizedek
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"The greatest and most convincing writer of 'invented worlds' that I have read." — J. R. R. Tolkien. Written in the best traditions of Homeric epics, Eddison's masterpiece recounts compelling tales of warriors and witches.
Author: E. R. Eddison
Publisher: Courier Corporation
In this sequel to Flight of the Marbles, the marbles heist team is back in Athens, Adam and Irini have married, and are on their honeymoon in Rome. Adam is to deliver a speech to the Collegio Romano High School about Quantum Computing, the key that opened the doors of the British Museum. But the British Prime Minister has not forgotten or forgiven: there are warrants out from him for all of them. His British MI5 agents succeed in capturing Irini in Rome and return her to the UK as hostage to justice on a capital charge of double homicide. They begin with the 'juice' at 'Britmo'--a secret MI5 terrorist prison. The team must do it all over again and it will take all their ingenuity to pull off another heist, this time to bring Irini safely home. Adam isn't interested in operating under Queen Helena's control and risks all by returning to the UK under cover with a plan of his own. What husband would do less for a beloved wife of Irini's beauty and charm? In the Greek tradition, there will undoubtedly be at least one more personal sacrifice on top of all the others before this affair is resolved.
Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing
Krieg ist entbrannt im Lande Merkurien – ein Krieg zwischen Hexen und Dämonen:Doch König Gorice von Hexenland kämpft mit dunklen Mächten an seiner Seite, und so müssen die Dämonenfürsten Juss und Brandoch Daha den Gipfel des höchsten aller Berge erklimmen, von dem kein Sterblicher je zurückgekehrt ist, um das Schicksal zu ihren Gunsten zu wenden.Vor den Toren Carcës wird die gewaltigste Schlacht geschlagen, die die Welt je erblickte, und sie entscheidet über Untergang oder zeitlosen Ruhm.Und um all dies Geschehen windet sich der Wurm Ouroboros, der Drache, der seinen eigenen Schweif verschlingt...Der Wurm Ouroboros von E. R. Eddison ist unumstritten eines der großen Meisterwerke der modernen Fantasy-Literatur, ein Epos, in welchem Sprache und Handlung zu einem Kunstwerk verschmelzen; wie auch Tolkiens Der Herr der Ringe hat dieser Roman ein ganzes Genre geprägt.Der Apex-Verlag veröffentlicht zum Start der Reihe APEX FANTASY-KLASSIKER eine durchgesehene Neu-Ausgabe des Romans, ergänzt um ein Nachwort des Übersetzers Helmut W. Pesch.
Author: E. R. Eddison,Helmut W. Pesch
Category: Power (Mechanics)
Have you ever stood in awe of the world and simply wondered what lies at the heart of it? Self proclaimed author Eric Arthur Ross, a fanatical researcher in the fields of science and religion pushed himself to the edge of madness in the chaos of trying to understand God. Through insomnia, long hours of meditation, asceticism, and learning Hebrew, philosophy, theology, psychology, hypnotism, and theoretical physics- The Science of One shares the uncanny results of this extensive research in the profound theory of an underlying unity in all things. It not only bridges the gap between Science and Religion, but shares the highlights of a spiritual journey across the world which lasted nine very long years. To further research the Oneness of the Universe through Scientific and Ancient principles, the Author expands on Theories which go deeper into Religion and farther into Science than few have ever gone. They include Bell's Theorem, Plant Science, The Bible, Hindu Upanishads, Buddhist Philosophy, Kabbalah, Chinese Taoism, Egyptian lore, Greek philosophy, Quantum physics, and a Unifying Theory of Mind & Matter. The Ouroboros on the cover of the book is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The word literally means 'tail devourer', and the earliest known representation of it is contained in the Egyptian Book of the Netherworld. It is one of the oldest mythological symbols signifying oneness, eternity, unity, and wholeness. It represents the cyclic nature of the universe: creation out of destruction, life out of death, and a primordial unity and oneness of the Universe related to something existing and persisting through change. This is the Science of One.
Author: Eric Arthur Ross
Publisher: Eric Arthur Ross
Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during the 1970s—after the decline of the Ferus Gallery, the scattering of its stable of artists (Robert Irwin, Ed Kienholz, Ed Moses, Ed Rusha and others), and the economic struggles throughout the decade—and didn’t resume until sometime around 1984 when Mark Tansey, Alison Saar, Judy Fiskin, Carrie Mae Weems, David Salle, Manuel Ocampo, among others became stars in an exploding art market. However, this is far from the reality of the L.A. art scene in the 1970s. The passing of those fashionable 1960s-era icons, in fact, allowed the development of a chaotic array of outlandish and independent voices, marginalized communities, and energetic, sometimes bizarre visions that thrived during the stagnant 1970s. Fallon’s narrative describes and celebrates, through twelve thematically arranged chapters, the wide range of intriguing artists and the world—not just the objects—they created. He reveals the deeper, more culturally dynamic truth about a significant moment in American art history, presenting an alternative story of stubborn creativity in the face of widespread ignorance and misapprehension among the art cognoscenti, who dismissed the 1970s in Los Angeles as a time of dissipation and decline. Coming into being right before their eyes was an ardent local feminist art movement, which had lasting influence on the direction of art across the nation; an emerging Chicano Art movement, spreading Chicano murals across Los Angeles and to other major cities; a new and more modern vision for the role and look of public art; a slow consolidation of local street sensibilities, car fetishism, gang and punk aesthetics into the earliest version of what would later become the “Lowbrow” art movement; the subversive co-opting, in full view of Pop Art, of the values, aesthetics, and imagery of Tinseltown by a number of young and innovative local artists who would go on to greater national renown; and a number of independent voices who, lacking the support structures of an art movement or artist cohort, pursued their brilliant artistic visions in near-isolation. Despite the lack of attention, these artists would later reemerge as visionary signposts to many later trends in art. Their work would prove more interesting, more lastingly influential, and vastly more important than ever imagined or expected by those who saw it or even by those who created it in 1970’s Los Angeles. Creating the Future is a visionary work that seeks to recapture this important decade and its influence on today’s generation of artists.
Art and Los Angeles in the 1970s
Author: Michael Fallon
Despite the mindset of present-day science, the very constitution of the human being contains capacities for unveiling causality, intention and purpose concealed in nature and the cosmos. Soaring from its foundations in the Hermetic arts, Mantras and Musical Solutions sustains a far-reaching course for unveiling and evolving matter through heightening perception and transforming intent. By extraordinary penetration into metabolic, rhythmic and supra-conscious motives within substance and psyche, Mantras and Musical Solutions aims to activate imagination as it meets matter in an ontological laboratory of higher purpose.
Imaginative Chemistry and Transformative Intent
Author: Andrew Franck
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit