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Black Cats & Four-Leaf Clovers

By Harry Oliver
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101442816
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 122
  • File Pdf: black-cats-four-leaf-clovers.pdf

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Cross your fingers, knock on wood, and clutch your rabbit's foot a little tighter. In this charming and endlessly diverting book, Harry Oliver delves into the stories behind the traditions and superstitions that permeate our everyday lives, unearthing the fascinating histories of these weird and wonderful notions. So before you search for any more four-leaf clovers, worry about the next Friday the 13th, or avoid walking under any ladders, dip into this amazing tome and discover: *Why breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck. *The best day of the week to ask for a favor. *Why you should never jump over a child in Turkey.

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Looking at one's face in the mirror and finding one's self in the mirror are not the same. The former capacity is something we share with other animals; the latter is a skill: something we have to learn. What does it mean and what does it take to find oneself the mirror? This book provides a comparative anthropological enquiry into the unity and diversity of mirror gazing. The reader is encouraged to reflect upon and experiment with different mirror gazes through a range of case studies. Koukouti and Malafouris weave together anthropology with philosophy and draw on examples from literature and experiments from psychopathology in a way that has never been attempted before. The master metaphor is that of the mirror as trap. Mirror gazing is viewed on a par with hunting. Mirroring signifies the hunt for self-knowledge. In a time obsessed with the digital self-image, Koukouti and Malafouris reflect on the structures of consciousness that underpin the different ways of looking at and through the mirror. Combining metaphor, comparison and estrangement, they gesture towards a therapeutic alliance between body and mirroring. This allows us to look in the mirror, and think of our shared humanity differently.

Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

By Stuart Vyse
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192551329
  • Pages : 152
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 498
  • File Pdf: superstition.pdf

Book Summary:

Do you touch wood for luck, or avoid hotel rooms on floor thirteen? Would you cross the path of a black cat, or step under a ladder? Is breaking a mirror just an expensive waste of glass, or something rather more sinister? Despite the dominance of science in today's world, superstitious beliefs - both traditional and new - remain surprisingly popular. A recent survey of adults in the United States found that 33 percent believed that finding a penny was good luck, and 23 percent believed that the number seven was lucky. Where did these superstitions come from, and why do they persist today? This Very Short Introduction explores the nature and surprising history of superstition from antiquity to the present. For two millennia, superstition was a label derisively applied to foreign religions and unacceptable religious practices, and its primary purpose was used to separate groups and assert religious and social authority. After the Enlightenment, the superstition label was still used to define groups, but the new dividing line was between reason and unreason. Today, despite our apparent sophistication and technological advances, superstitious belief and behaviour remain widespread, and highly educated people are not immune. Stuart Vyse takes an exciting look at the varieties of popular superstitious beliefs today and the psychological reasons behind their continued existence, as well as the likely future course of superstition in our increasingly connected world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Brodeck

By Philippe Claudel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 0385530099
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 268
  • File Pdf: brodeck.pdf

Book Summary:

A bestseller in France and winner of the Prix Renaudot, By a Slow River is a mesmerizing and atmospheric tale of three mysterious deaths in an oddly isolated French village during World War I.The placid daily life of a small town near the front seems impervious to the nearby pounding of artillery fire and the parade of wounded strangers passing through its streets. But the illusion of calm is soon shattered by the deaths of three innocents–the charming new schoolmistress who captures every male heart only to kill herself; an angelic ten-year-old girl who is found strangled; and a local policeman’s cherished wife, who dies alone in labor while her husband is hunting the murderer. Twenty years later, the policeman still struggles to make sense of these tragedies, a struggle that both torments and sustains him. But excavating the town's secret history will bring neither peace to him nor justice to the wicked.

Three Wishes

By Melissa Crosby
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iHeart Press
  • Isbn : 0995137935
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 557
  • File Pdf: three-wishes.pdf

Book Summary:

Welcome back to Mulberry Lane! Two years have passed, and it's time to get reacquainted with best friends, Kate, Sarah, and Louise. They say bad things come in threes. When Kate accidentally breaks a mirror, she believes she's destined for seven years of bad luck. And just as the superstition dictates, a stream of tragedies crop up, beginning with the sudden death of her father. Sarah and Caleb have good news to share: They are taking their commitment to another level and are moving in together. Everything is perfect until Sarah makes a regrettable mistake that completely overturns their bliss. After forty years apart, Louise is finally in the arms of Philip, the man she'd once lost to God. But their happiness is short-lived when Louise receives a life shock that will change everything forever. Kate, Sarah, and Louise find themselves in the face of misfortune and adversity of which they are powerless to change. Will the bonds of their friendship continue to give them strength? OTHER BOOKS BY MELISSA CROSBY: Willow Oaks Series - Sweet Romance Book 1: Love Me True Book 2: Love Me Maybe Book 3: Love Me Again Book 4: Love Me Always Book 5: Love Me Timeless Mulberry Lane Series - Inspirational Women's Fiction Book 1: Tea for Three Book 2: Three Wishes Book 3: In Three Years Collections: A Willow Oaks Sweet Romance Collection: Volume 1 - Books 1-3 A Willow Oaks Sweet Romance Collection: Volume 2 - Books 4-5

Sovereignty Produced

By Douglas W. Casses
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBowPress
  • Isbn : 1490812539
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 875
  • File Pdf: sovereignty-produced.pdf

Book Summary:

What are the favorite, most-asked questions of all existing humans? “Why am I here?” and “Why do I exist?” I hope to shed light on these important questions throughout this work. Life is important and should never be dismissed as useless. There is a purpose for you as an individual. God does not make mistakes. He is perfect whether we understand His mysterious ways are not. The old adage applies: God works in mysterious ways. You need not struggle anymore for the answer to these questions. Look into God’s government and see your purpose. You are not an unplanned pregnancy in the eyes of God. He wrote you in His book and established the road of destiny for you to discover in life. Through communion with Him, in the Bible and the Spirit, insights will fill your life. Revelations will repeatedly be given to direct you toward eternal life. Constant epiphanies will illuminate your thinking and heart. “From glory to glory” you will establish what life is all about. Through these happenings you will understand that God is the reason for life. Be encouraged and know you are chosen for a particular cause and effect.

ONE WHITE WHISKER

By Keith Duffield Jordan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Isbn : 1684098408
  • Pages : 666
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 623
  • File Pdf: one-white-whisker.pdf

Book Summary:

One White Whisker” is an allegorical tale of the destructive nature of prejudice set in the Deep South during the Depression of the early 1930s told through the lives of a feral black alley cat and a black boy drawn together by their mutual love of Jazz. — Keith Duffield Jordan

The Sorcerer's Companion

By Allan Zola Kronzek,Elizabeth Kronzek
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 0307885143
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 529
  • File Pdf: the-sorcerer-s-companion.pdf

Book Summary:

The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the complete seven-volume series. Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did? Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the magical world of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends. But what most readers don’t know is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harry’s fantastic universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in the fascinating reality behind J. K. Rowling’s world of magic. Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer’s Companion allows curious readers to look up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected information. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have astonishing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life events dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Magic wands, like those sold in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. Love potions were first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll also learn: • how to read tea leaves • where to find a basilisk today • how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn • who the real Merlin was • how to safely harvest mandrake root • who wore the first invisibility cloak • how to get rid of a goblin • why owls were feared in the ancient world • what really lies beyond the Veil • the origins of our modern-day “bogeyman,” and more. A spellbinding tour of Harry’s captivating world, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a must for every Potter aficionado’s bookshelf. The Sorcerer's Companion has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.

Top Secret Book on Vedic Astrology

By Saket Shah
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Saket Shah
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 816
  • File Pdf: top-secret-book-on-vedic-astrology.pdf

Book Summary:

Dear Reader, With My experience in astrology I am covering top 43 topics of vedic astrology the list is 1.Bhrighu Rules ---------------------------------------> Page 5 2.Atmakara and Ishta Devta -----------------------> Page 9 3.Secrets of Retrograde planets and Jupiter karko bhava nashaya ---------------------------------------------->Page 40 4.The real meaning of rahu and ketu --------->Page 43 5.Theory of Retrograde Planets ----------------->Page 48 6.Jeeva and Sarira ---------------->Page 58 7. Hidden Fortune ----------------->Page 60 8. Neechabhanga Rajyoga ------------------>Page 65 9. Energies of Nakshatras ------------------->Page 75 10.Sins and pastlife ------------------->Page 92 11. Concept of Arudha ------------------->Page 99 12.Hidden secrets of Navamsa ------------------->Page 105 13.Jyotish Secrets of Nadi Texts------------------>Page 109 14.Extraordinary Raj yogas ------------------->Page 122 15. Secrets of Transits ------------------->Page 138 16.Rare Concepts of Vedic Astrology------------>Page 150 17.Dharma and Divine Knowledge --------------->Page 166 18.Secret Behind Lordship of Nakshatra-------->Page 181 19.Pancha Mahapurusha Yogas ------------------>Page 186 20.Kendra Trikona Rajayoga ------------------>Page 192 21.Four Pillars of Vedic Astrology ----------------->Page 195 22.Navamsa in Vedic Astrology -------------------->Page 199 23.How to Read Dasamsa Chart ------------------->Page 202 24.Ketu and Vedic Astrology ------------------------>Page 206 25.Impact of Rahu and Ketu in our Lifes---------->Page 209 26.Bhagya Samhita and Astrological Houses---->Page 213 27.Bhagya Samhita and Planets -------------------->Page 219 28.Poverty and Kemdrum Yoga------------------- ->Page 226 29.Spirituality and Vedic Astrology----------------->Page 231 30.Complete Research on Aries Ascendant---->Page 240 31.Moksha Trikona ----------------->Page 287 32.Vargottam Planets Double the power-------->Page 291 33. What is Good Karma? --------->Page 295 34.Planets Aspecting the Ascendant --------->Page 303 35.Nadi Astrology and its Secrets ------->Page 318 36.Important yogas in Astrology -------->Page 413 37.Upchaya Houses ---------->Page 416 38.Wealth and Dhan Yogas --------->Page 419 39. Secret Energy of Nakshatra Padas --------->Page 423 40.Shadbala Strength in Jyotish ---------->Page 468 41.8th house and Change /Transformation------->Page 481 42.Signification of Number 108 --------->Page 484 43. Sade-Sati of Shani --------->Page 488

Now You Know Absolutely Everything

By Doug Lennox
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 145972478X
  • Pages : 4588
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 165
  • File Pdf: now-you-know-absolutely-everything.pdf

Book Summary:

This bundle presents Doug Lennox’s popular trivia book series in its entirety. These books will provide years and years of fun, with countless questions to be asked and tons of knowledge to be learned. The books cover general trivia but also such topics as sports (baseball, hockey, football, golf, soccer, among others), Christmas and the Bible, disasters and harsh weather, royal figures, crime and criminology, important people in Canada’s history, and so much more! Along the way we find out the answers to such questions as: Why do the British drive on the left and North Americans on the right? What football team was named after a Burt Reynolds character? Who started the first forensics laboratory? Which member of the British royal family competed at the Olympics? Lennox’s exhaustive series is fun for all ages. Includes Now You Know Now You Know More Now You Know Almost Everything Now You Know, Volume 4 Now You Know Big Book of Answers Now You Know Christmas Now You Know Big Book of Answers 2 Now You Know Golf Now You Know Hockey Now You Know Soccer Now You Know Football Now You Know Big Book of Sports Now You Know Baseball Now You Know Crime Scenes Now You Know Extreme Weather Now You Know Disasters Now You Know Pirates Now You Know Royalty Now You Know Canada’s Heroes Now You Know The Bible