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Renowned palm reader and author Richard Webster shares the deep wisdom he's gained through his decades-long career. Potential in the Palm of Your Hand guides you through the beginning principles of palm reading and provides detailed descriptions of more than forty lines and features of the hand that every reader needs to know in order to achieve success. This book shows you how to help those for whom you are reading to recognize their hidden talents and reach for their dreams. By learning to read the textures, quadrants, mounts, prints, and other aspects of the hand, you will uncover artistic abilities, leadership traits, and personality characteristics that people never even knew they had. When you develop your own talent for palm reading, you will be amazed at how much you are able to bring joy and happiness to the friends, family, or clients that you read for.
Discover how to work magic with the mighty dragon clans in this powerful book from bestselling author and dragon expert, D. J. Conway. Perfect for beginners and experienced dragon handlers alike, this book first covers the basics of dragons and magic, and then provides detailed information about the thirty-three clans. Explore each dragon's coloring, eye differences, claw, wing, and scale shape, and personality. Learn about the clans' different communication styles and how they approach honor, respect, and more. This marvelous book opens the doors to the world of dragons and allows you to soar with them to new heights of magic.
Reveals the long-forgotten prequel to the Grail mythos and how it has profound resonance with modern times Unveiling the long-forgotten prequel to the Grail quest stories, Caitlin and John Matthews examine The Elucidation of the Grail, a forgotten 13th-century French text, and show how it offers the key to understanding the sevenfold path of the Grail and the deeper stories beneath the Christian Grail narrative. Beginning with a new translation of The Elucidation by foremost esotericist Gareth Knight and Caitlin Matthews, the authors provide a complete commentary on the poem, revealing a startling alternative cause of the Wasteland and the Grail quest, one which has a profound resonance with our own times. They examine the forgotten story of the Faery Wars and explain the Faery Accord, an agreement that once existed between humans and the Faery and upon which the spiritual and physical health of the land depends. The offering of the Grail and its regenerative powers by the Maidens of the Wells--Faery women--was part of this Accord. King Amangons and his men violated the Accord, through their abuse of the Well Maidens and other evil actions, causing the wasting of the land. The Knights of King Arthur seek to avenge the Well Maidens and rebirth the Grail to restore access to the lost paradisiacal Courts of Joy held in ancestral memory. On their quest, they encounter the Rich Company whose greed keeps the Knights occupied in long wars of attrition, yet their quest to restore the generous hospitality of the Wells--the true Grail, the Faery Grail--continues. In addition to the Faery Accord and Knights' quest, the authors examine the Seven Guardians of the Stories, the Rich Fisher, the Courts of Joy and paradise lost, and the otherworldly Land of Women. They show how this lost book of the Grail reveals themes familiar to the modern world and offers hope of healing the rift between the worlds of Faery and human as well as restoration of our natural belonging to the land.
Explains how to use your Taoist astrology birth chart as a personal nutritional guide for health, longevity, and organ energy balance We are each born with a unique combination of heavenly and earthly energies defined by the Five Elements and dictated by the Universe at the moment you take your first breath. This birth chi can be calculated using the year, month, day, and time of your birth, and it reveals your personal profile of health and emotional strengths and weaknesses as well as the energy cycles you will encounter throughout your life. In this Inner Alchemy Astrology nutrition guide, Master Mantak Chia and Christine Harkness-Giles explore how to strengthen your birth chi through your eating habits, revealing which foods will address imbalances in your Five Element organ energy profile. The authors explain which organs are connected with each Element--Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water--and provide detailed food lists based on ancient Taoist wisdom that reveal the Yin, Yang, hot, cold, and Five Element aspects of many common foods and superfoods. They emphasize the importance of local, seasonal, and fresh foods and of acid-alkaline balance for health. The authors illustrate the Five Elements' characteristics through sample profiles for celebrities such as Paul McCartney and Meryl Streep, along with Taoist nutritional recommendations based on their charts. The authors also explore how your Inner Alchemy astrology profile determines your life and relationships and explain how inner alchemy practices and Five Element nutrition can improve all aspects of your life. By eating in line with your personal Five Element energetic profile, as part of ancient Inner Alchemy techniques, you can improve health and longevity and strengthen connections with your loved ones and the energies of the cosmos.
Chiryoku = Intellectual Power. Compared to the West, people in Japan live longer, healthier lives and at the heart of their culture - and part of their daily routine - are brain-training puzzles. The square-box puzzles here, familiar to millions in Japan, are a workout for your mind. Test and strengthen your mental agility, concentration, numerical skills, powers of reasoning, observation and creative thinking. Enjoy working through puzzles that will take you from total beginner to master mind and help keep your brain healthy for years to come.
Find calm, confidence and a renewed zest for life with Sophrology, the latest stress-reducing self-care practice that connects mind and body to increase your resilience, happiness and sense of fulfilment. Sophrology is an amazing mind-body training system that uses quick and simple exercises to increase your confidence and self-esteem, bringing you a renewed sense of vitality while at the same time calming and relaxing you. This dynamic system of relaxation is hugely popular in France, and is used to train Olympic teams, develop resilience among pupils and teachers in schools, alleviate symptoms for cancer patients, encourage stress-free pregnancies and child-birth, reduce anxiety and phobias, and foster recovery from burn-out. Its popularity in France has been growing ever since it was first developed by a neuropsychiatrist over 50 years ago, and it's now crossed the language barrier and is rivalling mindfulness as the best way to deal with the stresses of modern living. Sophrology exercises take no more than a few minutes, yet their effects can be felt immediately. Whether you need more energy, or are struggling with anxiety, sleep difficulties, or an inability to focus on what you really want, Sophrology can help you achieve your goals, and create a positive future filled with wellbeing.
Reveals how the art of memory is the origin of the Masonic method In Antiquity, the art of memory was a mnemonic device that allowed an orator, such as Cicero, to recall all the points he wished to make by associating each of them with an image or architectural element in the site he was speaking. When this art was rediscovered in the Renaissance, hermetic thinkers like Giordano Bruno reworked it into a method that allowed them to acquire knowledge with the creation of memory palaces. The elements of these memory palaces were not intended to trigger the memory but would actually transform into talismanic objects with knowledge entirely new to the seeker. In this book, Charles B. Jameux shows that this hermetic reworking of the classical art of memory was no mystery to operative Masons, who grafted it onto their own rituals, catalyzing the transformation of operative Masonry into speculative Masonry. He shows how the hieroglyphic writing used during the Renaissance in the art of memory provided the groundwork for one of the most esoteric elements of masonic practice: the grasp of the realm of image by the letter, where symbols were buried within words. Using archival evidence from 17th-century Scotland and earlier, combined with the research of modern scholars such as Frances Yates and David Stevenson, Jameux argues that the creation of speculative Freemasonry can be traced back 100 years earlier than conventional history records--to 1637, when the first recorded use of the Mason's Word appeared and with it, the first known appearance of the symbolic Temple of Solomon. He follows Giordano Bruno's visit to the British Isles in the late 16th century and the subsequent activities of the men he met there, showing that Masonic symbolism owes much of its current form to early memory palaces, which represented the Masonic lodge and temple in their fully imaginary states. Revealing the pivotal role of the memory palace and hermetic traditions in early Masonic symbolism, Jameux sheds new light on the Masonic questions asked of each initiate and the spiritual importance of the Temple of Jerusalem to Freemasonry.
An easy-to-use therapy tool for transforming unhelpful belief patterns and envisioning positive change Working with Chakras for Belief Change transforms people's unhelpful beliefs through clearing their chakras, raising their vibrations, and creating a fertile space for the New to come in. The Healing InSight Method presented in this practical full-color book is based on affirmations used together with individual chakra work and specific bodywork exercises, including techniques drawn from kinesiology, qigong, whole-brain integration, visualization, and infinity symbol exercises. Psychologist and energy therapist Nikki Gresham-Record channeled 196 common beliefs for each chakra, 1,036 total, which can be fully realigned using this transformational system of complete mind-body-spirit healing. The author organizes the beliefs around the chakra system and explains how unhealthy beliefs can take root within the chakras and the body. She shows how her belief realignment method is capable of changing beliefs and their associated vibrations in the subconscious mind and energy body, thus enabling any blocks to dissolve and your system to open up to the opportunity for change. The 56 high-vibration chakra images included in this book can be used as a tool for therapeutic guidance as well as for positive manifestation. Each chakra is represented by a main chakra image along with 7 chakra aspect images, affirming potent qualities that we are all able to access when balanced and in harmony within ourselves. The artistry of the chakra images offers an immersion in the vibration of the empowering chakra-related beliefs and aids energetic resonance to help people feel good and begin healing. Also offering case studies and a life-review process to help the reader take stock of their situation before and after they begin the Healing InSight Method, Working with Chakras for Belief Change provides a gentle, energetic, yet potentially life-changing tool for personal growth and development.
A comprehensive exploration of familiars and their many forms and powers Exploring the history and creation of a witch's familiar, also known as a spirit double or guardian spirit, Maja D'Aoust shows how there is much more to these supernatural servant spirits and guardians than meets the eye. She reveals how witches are not the only ones to lay claim to this magician's assistant and examines how the many forms of witch's familiars are well known in folklore throughout Europe and America as well as in shamanic and magical traditions around the world, including Africa, India, and China. The author explains how familiars are connected with shapeshifting and how the classic familiars of medieval witchcraft tradition are related to the power animals and allies of shamanic practices worldwide, including animal guardian spirits of Native American traditions and the daimons of the ancient Greeks and Romans. She examines the fetch spirit, also known as the fylgia in Scandinavian tradition, and how the witch or sorcerer draws on their personal sexual energy to give this creature its power to magnetize and attract what it was sent to retrieve. She looks at incubus, succubus, doubles, doppelgangers, and soul mates, showing how familiars can also adopt human forms and sometimes form romantic or erotic attachments with the witch or shaman. Reviewing alchemical, Hermetic, and Egyptian magical literature, including the nearly forgotten alchemical works of Anna Kingsford, D'Aoust explores their instructions for procuring the attention of a supernatural assistant as well as an extensive description of the alchemical wedding and how this ritual joins the magician and familiar spirit into a single unified consciousness. Exploring fairy familiars, she reveals how a practitioner can establish a marriage with a totemic plant or tree spirit, who, in return, would offer teachings about its medicinal and visionary powers. Delving deeply into the intimate relations of humanity with the spirit world, D'Aoust shows how forming connections with living forces other than human enables us to move beyond the ego, expand our magical abilities, as well as evolve our conscious awareness.