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The Spirit Eater

Author : Rachel Aaron
ISBN : 9780748123704
Genre : Fiction
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With the pressure on after his success in Gaol, Eli Monpress, professional thief and degenerate, decides it's time to lie low for a bit. Taking up residence in a tiny seaside village, Eli and his companions seize the chance for some fun and relaxation. Nico, however, is finding it a bit hard. Plagued by a demon's voice in her head and feeling powerless, she only sees herself as a burden. Everyone's holiday comes to an untimely close, though, when Pele arrives to beg Eli's help for finding her missing father. But there are larger plans afoot than even Eli can see, and the real danger, and the solution, may lie with one of his own and her forgotten past. If only Nico could remember whose side she's on.
Category: Fiction

Dracula S America Shadows Of The West Hunting Grounds

Author : Jonathan Haythornthwaite
ISBN : 9781472826541
Genre : Games & Activities
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This supplement for Dracula's America: Shadows of the West contains a host of new rules and material and offers something for every player. - Two New Factions: The Forsaken, ragged survivors of the 7th Cavalry tormented by a bestial curse, and the Shadow Dragon Tong, crimelords with an agenda as mysterious as the powers wielded by their enforcers. - The Hunting Grounds: Scenarios and encounters that focus on this mythical realm and the power and threats found within it. - Territory: Build and develop your headquarters, and exploit the benefits it offers, but beware your enemies taking the fight to your home turf. - Outlaws, Mercenaries and Bounty Hunters: New campaign options, allowing you to turn to a life of crime, bring in wanted fugitives, or sell your gun to the highest bidder. - New Monsters: The denizens of the Hunting Grounds, in all their terrifying glory. - New Hired Guns: There's all kinds of folk willing to sell their skills, and these new Hired Guns offer a range of tactical options... if you can afford them. - New Gear: Bring a Gatling Gun to a knife fight, or find out why you were always warned about misusing brimstone chalk and vials of ectoplasm. - New Skills: Riding and Leadership skills give you new combat options and help your posse stay in the fight.
Category: Games & Activities

Joe A Sorcerer S Odyssey Book 1 The Odyssey Begins

Author : Barry Lee Jones
ISBN : 9781312874824
Genre : Fiction
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Word count–86,089) Joe is having weird dreams. He consults someone about those dreams and finds that he has talent in the mystic arts. He studies in a witch’s coven and does an apprenticeship under a master sorcerer, then heads out on his own as a journeyman. He goes around helping people with strange problems. As he does so, his powers begin to grow.
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Mountain Spirit

Author : Lawrence L. Loendorf
ISBN : 9780874808674
Genre : History
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Drawing on the results of ongoing archaeological excavations and extensive ethnographic work among descendant native peoples, this volume discusses the many groups that visited or lived in Yellowstone in prehistoric and historic times, putting to rest the pervasive notion that Indians did not inhabit the area.
Category: History

The Revenge Of Eli Monpress

Author : Rachel Aaron
ISBN : 9781405522878
Genre : Fiction
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Eli Monpress is vain. He's cocky. And he's a thief. But he's a thief who has just seen his bounty topped and he's not happy about it. The bounty topper, as it turns out, is his best friend and master swordsman, Josef. He's been keeping secrets from Eli. Apparently, he's the only prince of a rather feisty country, and he's been ordered to come home to do his duty. This means throwing over personal ambitions like proving he's the greatest swordsman who ever lived. Family drama aside, Eli and Josef have their hands full. The Spirit Court has been usurped by the Council of Thrones and someone calling herself the Immortal Empress is staging a massive invasion. But it's not just politics - the Immortal Empress has a specific target in mind: Eli Monpress, the greatest thief in the world. This omnibus edition contains: THE SPIRIT WAR and SPIRIT'S END
Category: Fiction

The Rice Eater

Author : Alvin Foo
ISBN : 9780557240869
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Confessions Of An English Opium Eater

Author : Thomas De Quincey
ISBN : 9781460400753
Genre : Fiction
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater remains its author’s most famous and frequently-read work and one of the period’s central statements about both the power and terror of imagination. De Quincey describes the intense “pleasures” and harrowing “pains” of his opium use in lyrical and dramatic prose. A notorious success since its 1821 publication, the work has been an important influence on philosophers, theorists, and psychologists, as well as literary writers, of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. But Confessions is only one part of a larger confessional project conceived by De Quincey over the course of his writing career. Gathered together in this edition, these texts provide a fascinating glimpse of early nineteenth-century British aesthetic, medical, psychological, political, philosophical, social, racial, national, and imperialist attitudes. This edition includes the 1821 text of Confessions, its important sequel Suspiria de Profundis (1845), and its sequel, The English Mail-Coach (1849), as well as extensive appendices.
Category: Fiction

Imagining Karma

Author : Gananath Obeyesekere
ISBN : 0520936302
Genre : Religion
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With Imagining Karma, Gananath Obeyesekere embarks on the very first comparison of rebirth concepts across a wide range of cultures. Exploring in rich detail the beliefs of small-scale societies of West Africa, Melanesia, traditional Siberia, Canada, and the northwest coast of North America, Obeyesekere compares their ideas with those of the ancient and modern Indic civilizations and with the Greek rebirth theories of Pythagoras, Empedocles, Pindar, and Plato. His groundbreaking and authoritative discussion decenters the popular notion that India was the origin and locus of ideas of rebirth. As Obeyesekere compares responses to the most fundamental questions of human existence, he challenges readers to reexamine accepted ideas about death, cosmology, morality, and eschatology. Obeyesekere's comprehensive inquiry shows that diverse societies have come through independent invention or borrowing to believe in reincarnation as an integral part of their larger cosmological systems. The author brings together into a coherent methodological framework the thought of such diverse thinkers as Weber, Wittgenstein, and Nietzsche. In a contemporary intellectual context that celebrates difference and cultural relativism, this book makes a case for disciplined comparison, a humane view of human nature, and a theoretical understanding of "family resemblances" and differences across great cultural divides.
Category: Religion

Chronicles Of Ancient Darkness Omnibus

Author : Michelle Paver
ISBN : 184255705X
Genre : Children's stories, English
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Chronicles of Ancient Darkness carries you back to a world steeped in natural magic and elemental terror. In WOLF BROTHER evil stalks the Forest as the six mages use terrifying powers to seize control of the clans and rule them. Only Torak, a 12 year old orphan boy and his beautiful wolf cub companion can stop them. SPIRIT WALKER is Torak's second adventure. His beloved Wolf is lost and a strange creeping sickness threatens the Raven Clan. In search of a cure, Torak travels from the familiar Forest to the Seal Clan's islands, places full of menace and danger. SOUL EATER marks the half way point of this six book series. Wolf is snatched by the Soul-Eaters and Torak hatches a perilous plan to rescue him. One that will bring him face to face with the most feared mages in his world. He takes another step on his quest to destroy the Soul-Eaters but his adventures are far from over.
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Disenchanted Co

Author : Lynn Viehl
ISBN : 9781476747262
Genre : Fiction
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The first book in a new paranormal romance series by New York Times bestselling author Lynn Viehl. In the Provincial Union of Victoriana, a steampunk America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian “Kit” Kittredge makes her living investigating crimes of magic. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, she follows mysteries wherever they lead. In the Provincial Union of Victoriana, a steampunk America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian “Kit” Kittredge makes her living investigating crimes of magic. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, she follows mysteries wherever they lead. Unlike most folks, Kit doesn’t believe in magic, but she can’t refuse to help Lady Diana Walsh, who claims a curse is viciously wounding her while she sleeps. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks are part of a more ominous plot—one that may involve the lady’s obnoxious husband. Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of a nefarious deathmage and the unwelcome scrutiny of the police chief inspector. Unwilling to surrender to either man’s passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. For the truth promises to ruin her life—and turn Rumsen into a supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.
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Walking With The Sin Eater

Author : Ross Heaven
ISBN : 9780738721927
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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I returned to the village after a time away at university and, seeking out my old friend, I came instead upon a mystery: Adam's cottage, his garden, and Adam himself were nowhere to be found. The author and minister Frederick Buechner wrote that "in one way or another, man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage." And so it was for me. To find my friend, or at least solve the riddle of what had become of him, I embarked on a new journey of discovery. Filled with shamanistic insights and magical experiences, this spiritual memoir tells the true story of Ross Heaven's search for Adam Dilwyn Vaughan. The enigmatic Adam, who introduced Heaven to the lost art of sin eating and other Celtic traditions, left him a gift—his journal. As Heaven travels on the dragon path, he explores the mysteries of the Holy Grail, encounters spirit healers, and experiences an incredible vision of the earth oracle. His fascinating journey ultimately leads to powerful revelations of his life purpose and the fate of humankind. This guide includes a sin eater's workbook of simple Celtic divination, dreamwork, and intuitive practices. Praise: "The story is beautifully told, characters vividly described, and for anyone vaguely interested in the way that dimensions intertwine, this book is fascinating."—Kindred Spirit
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Confessions Of An English Opium Eater And Other Writings

Author : Thomas De Quincey
ISBN : 9780191605802
Genre : Fiction
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an account of the early life and opium addiction of Thomas De Quincey, in prose which is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish. 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth' offers both a small masterpiece of Shakespearian interpretation and a provocative statement of De Quincey's personal aesthetic of contrast and counterpoint. Suspiria de Profundis blends autobiography and philosophical speculation into a series of dazzling prose-poems which explore the mysteries of time, memory, and suffering. 'The English Mail-Coach' develops a richly apocalyptic vision which sets nineteenth-century England's political and imperial grandeur against the suffering and loss of innocence which it entails. This selection presents De Quincey's major works in their original uncut and unrevised versions, which in some cases have not been available for many years.
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Ghost Eater

Author : Frederick Highland
ISBN : 1429975423
Genre : Fiction
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A riveting thriller, Ghost Eater marks the introduction of an intense new voice in seafaring adventure. Moored in a wintry Asian harbor at the turn of the twentieth century, Captain Ulysses Vanders experiences a revelation. A ferryman brings a mysterious gift--a wine at once rare and familiar that brings the sailor back to a moment in Sumatra thirty years before. "I closed my eyes, remembering where I had last tasted this liquor, remembering back across the years, remembering how steady the hand had been that held out the cup to me, and how desperate the circumstances. With a stab, her face rose before me--beautiful, tantalizing, terrible to behold." This haunting memory leads the sailor back to his first command and a desperate river journey to rescue missionaries along a remote jungle river. Captain of an aging steamboat, Vanders soon finds himself burdened with a set of unexpected, mysterious passengers, each traveling to the mission outpost known as "Light of the World" for reasons of his or her own. The island world Vanders discovers is a ghostly place, darkly lit with the flames of social upheaval, a world of superstition and strife, as age-old ways of life are swept away in the murderous rampage of a tribe gone mad. At the edge of civilization, the young American captain learns not only the challenge of command but the courage to confront his own illusions, beautiful and terrible to behold.
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Timespirits

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ISBN : UOM:39015056833497
Genre : Fantasy comic books, strips, etc
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The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down

Author : Anne Fadiman
ISBN : 1429931116
Genre : Social Science
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication. Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness aand healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe, while medical community marks a division between body and soul, and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, qaug dab peg--the spirit catches you and you fall down--and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices.
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The Hasheesh Eater S Companion

Author : David Gross
ISBN : 9781434811035
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This useful companion volume to Fitz Hugh Ludlow's "The Hasheesh Eater" contains the complete text of De Quincey's "Confessions of an English Opium Eater," Bayard Taylor's "The Vision of Hasheesh," W.B. O'Shaugnessy's "On the Preparations of the Indian Hemp, or Gunjah," many additional hashish- and opium-related writings by Ludlow, the cannabis-related medical texts Ludlow relied upon during his experiments, and contemporary reviews of "The Hasheesh Eater."
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Encountering Enchantment

Author : Susan Fichtelberg
ISBN : UOM:39015066828347
Genre : Reference
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Provides citations and plot summaries for works of young adult fantasy, science fiction, and horror, and gives suggestions on how to use the fiction in different types of programs.
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Bear Daughter

Author : Judith Berman
ISBN : 0441013228
Genre : Fiction
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A young bear awakens one morning to find that she has been transformed into a human, and she embarks on a dangerous journey through both mortal and immortal worlds to confront her fears and preserve the lands in which she walks.
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My Mother The Man Eater

Author : Tracy Krauss
ISBN : 9781612045566
Genre : Fiction
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What's a girl to do? Joleen Allen is on the hunt. For a man, that is. Unfortunately, every time the mother of five meets a prospect, he falls for one of her daughters instead! ----Meanwhile, her ex-husband, Harold, is back in the picture after a stint in prison, and he's looking for revenge. He'll do anything to see Joleen's reputation and her relationship with their children ruined. Harold has devised an elaborate plan to slander Joleen and ruin her financially, and will stop at nothing-even murder-to see it through.----At forty-four, Joleen has seen a thing or two. She became a mother at sixteen, and her five highly independent children are now grown. Jasmine is a successful ad executive, but has a drinking problem. Jill is a tough cop, while middle child, Jennifer, surprises them all with her tenacity. Jinger is a self-centered glamour girl, and the baby of the family, Jade, is utterly spoiled. All the interesting men they meet get tossed around by this pack of barracudas. Adding to the mix are some drug deals, a kidnapping, insurance fraud, and secrets from the past, making life very complicated, indeed. ----With grit, humor, action, intrigue and romance, My Mother the Man-Eater is a redemptive story about a woman whose search for meaning in life sends her straight into...the arms of God.
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