Rivka Edery has found a new voice, that of a poet! Her work with victims of great suffering has brought her to a new level of spiritual transformation, which she invites us to experience. In her new book, Hear Me Sing: Book I, she completely embodies her identity as a spiritual healer and becomes a psalmist. Her songs reach to guide our broken hearts.
They are songs of transforming the pain of unrequited love. Rivka's poems celebrate the heart that continues to be grateful for love after rejection, for love abiding in spite of the trauma of abandonment, a love that prevails through being forsaken, that survives the obliterating cruelty of solitude. She shows us how we are never alone, as whimsical healing partners emerge in the form of Rivka's various crones, goddesses. trolls and monsters in a landscape glittering with wonders. Hear Me Sing: Book I is a passionate recording of a beautiful heart that never stops singing and loving. There is mystery in how Rivka is able to give so much. Could it be that she allows herself to be so beloved by her God, that her spirit sings in giving that love back? Failed romantic love is the match that creates a painful fire in her soul, leading her through a spiritual journey, and building enough energy to move mountains. The pain of this poet is not that of a victim asking for mercy, but the seizing of archetypal adventure and relishing a full, joyful emotional life.
This book is an exciting new look at how archaeology has dealt with the bodily senses and offers an argument for how the discipline can offer a richer glimpse into the human sensory experience. Yannis Hamilakis shows how, despite its intensely physical engagement with the material traces of the past, archaeology has mostly neglected multi-sensory experience, instead prioritizing isolated vision and relying on the Western hierarchy of the five senses. In place of this limited view of experience, Hamilakis proposes a sensorial archaeology that can unearth the lost, suppressed, and forgotten sensory and affective modalities of humans. Using Bronze Age Crete as a case study, Hamilakis shows how sensorial memory can help us rethink questions ranging from the production of ancestral heritage to large-scale social change, and the cultural significance of monuments. Tracing the emergence of palaces in Bronze Age Crete as a celebration of the long-term, sensuous history and memory of their localities, Hamilakis points the way to reconstituting archaeology as a sensorial and affective multi-temporal practice. At the same time, he proposes a new framework on the interaction between bodily senses, things, and environments, which will be relevant to scholars in other fields.
This book is a tribute to cats everywhere and a gift to their owners who love them unconditionally.
For centuries, the domestic cat has been a source of curiosity, mystery and wonder for cat lovers all over the world. In fact, it is this enigmatic quality that irresistibly attracts us to these captivating, elusive creatures. In The Cat Lover’s Treasury, Charlotte Gerlings reaches back in time to compile this stunning collection of quotations, poems, proverbs and legends, inspired by the antics of our feline friends. It is strangely comforting to find that some of the most influential figures in history regarded the domestic cat as being as lovable and mystifying as we do today. Beautifully illustrated, this charming and witty book will delight and enchant cat lovers of all ages, and will make you fall in love with your purring pet all over again.
Meetha lassi and bhel puri; paneer tikka and masalas, chutneys, and samosas. All visitors to India are greeted by an astonishing display of roadside snacks throughout the country: from the teeming lanes of Old Delhi to the hot, dusty streets in the remote countryside. It is painfully hard to resist the smells and sights and tastes of this roadside food, prepared in front of customers’ eyes with the freshest ingredients and a good helping of panache and showmanship. The acclaimed photographer Sephi Bergerson has been tracking down the very best street food in the country, which has been his home for the past seven years. This book is a celebration of this splendid everyday cuisine and a virtual feast in itself. With authentic and detailed recipes for the simplest and tastiest dishes in the repertoire, using ingredients easily found in the West, this serving will inspire and intoxicate in equal measure.
The voyage of the Peggy Sue continues under the command of Captain Billy Ray Vincent. The story resumes a year after the events on the deadly planet Paradise, chronicled in book one, Ghosts of Orion. The Peggy Sue has gone farther away from Earth than any human built ship, “almost one hundred light-years as the crow flies,” as Captain Vincent observed. After stopping to fill up on deuterium at an icy moon circling an unnamed planet of an insignificant remnant of a dead star, the Captain decides to head back to Earth and home.
On they way the pass through Alpha Phoenicis, a binary star system in the constellation of the phoenix. There the receive a signal that could only have come from an artifact of the T'aafhal, the mysterious vanished alien race whose actions thrust humanity onto the galactic stage. They immediately change course for the signal's point of origin—a small planet orbiting a red dwarf that is the companion star to the system's main orange giant. What they don't know is that they are about to find themselves in the midst of an interplanetary invasion, and an ambush by an undetectable Dark Lord ship that strands Mizuki on the planet's surface. A raging battle for succession among the natives is complicated by meddling “daemons” from another planet in the system. The Queen's Daemon is the second book of the T'aafhal Legacy series, the sequel to the popular T'aafhal Inheritance trilogy.