When bigotry and power-mania take control, disaster always follows for ordinary people - even when the power is wielded by the Church. Witchcraft, of course, was seen as devil-worship. Those accused - over 100,000 people, mainly women, between 1450 and 1750 - were subjected to the most bestial tortures and usually executed. Witch Hunt examines the real facts of this persecution and the religious hysteria that inspired it, tracing it back to its source. It tracks its wildfire-spread across Europe and the US until scientific reason began to challenge old beliefs and it began its long-awaited decline.
Before there was formal religion there was magic, and to this day there are people who purport to perform 'miracles' with the aid of magical powers derived from nature or the spirit realm. These powers are still out there to be tapped into by us. All you need is the knowledge and know-how contained in Natural Magic. The book reveals: . How to become a natural magician, using knowledge gathered over thousands of years by magicians and mystic alike. . Techniques employing plants, trees, crystals and incense along with meditation, ritual, chanting and dreams. . The tools to give expression to your creativity and beliefs. . A wide range of methods to bring about positive changes in your life. Natural Magic will set you on the path to self discovery.
Knowing ignorance is strength. Ignoring knowledge is sickness.' Lao Tse Tao, meaning 'The Way', refers to a power that envelops, surrounds and flows through all things, both living and sentient. It regulates natural processes and nourishes balance in the Universe. But, in the words of the Sage, its 'Name is Formless'. This means that any exploration of it starts from a position of ignorance, and any journey we undertake to reach an understanding of it is of necessity personal. No two paths will be identical. In this compelling introduction, Pamela Ball enables us to find a Way through the myriad complexities of this ancient and yet distinctly modern belief system, and offers clearly defined pathways to further study and enlightenment. By unravelling its mysteries she shows us how to achieve balance and establish principles for living life effectively, now and in the years to come.
How and why we dream is one of life's deepest mysteries. Most of us have little awareness of our dreams and find them almost impossible to recall. Some people, however, remain aware while dreaming, thereby enabling them to explore hidden layers of consciousness and discover answers to many problems in their waking lives. You, too, can tap into this rich subconscious of dreams within yourself. Immensely practical, with exercises and step-by-step guidance, The Power of Creative Dreaming will show you how to explore your dreams to create the world you want.
A Woman's Way to Wisdom is a journey of self discovery and, like any good thriller, is full of twists and turns. Your reward at the end of this journey is to find the woman you know you can be. You will gain a new and deeper understanding of yourself and an increased ability to share that understanding with those around you. This book helps women to assert their own individuality with confidence, warmth and clarity, without fear of themselves or the reactions of others. Different ways of looking at womanhood are offered, so that each individual can create a path through change and self realisation that is both challenging and achievable. Through A Woman's Way to Wisdom you will come to understand: The Many facets of your own personality and how they can affect your behaviour Why your relationships are sometimes difficult and what you can do to improve them How you may block your own progress How to develop and make both the emotional and spiritual self work in harmony How to maximise and use the unique gifts and talents that are yours as a woman. The future is yours.
The most authoritative and comprehensive book available on dreams and dreaming. Enter the fascinating world of dreams, their mysteries, their meanings: to dream of a bird flying freely represents hopes and aspirations; to dream of winter means a time in life that is not fruitful; to be visited by someone in a dream can mean that there is information, warmth, or love available; to be searching in a dream is an attempt to find an answer to a problem. These are just a few of the 10,000 dream images and interpretations contained in this volume, a book that can bring insight, clarification, and guidance.
The most authoritative, comprehensive and up to date book available on dreams and dreaming, The A to Z of Dream Interpretation enables you to tap into a whole new level of knowledge and understanding. Uniquely, each entry within the extensive A to Z section offers three levels of interpretation based on the latest research - spiritual, psychological and everyday. Where appropriate, a fourth interpretation by gender helps you understand more fully the dreams of partners and friends. In addition, this book will help you to see the link between sleep and dreams, the different types of dream and how to deal with them, as well as the people and theories that have shaped dream interpretation and analysis. Written by one of the world's foremost dream interpreters, The A to Z of Dream Interpretation gives you the opportunity to heal previous trauma, to enhance the way you live and to reach for the best within yourself.
We all have the potential to access hidden information through our dreams. When we are awake, we tend to either forget, or deny, the inner guru that guides us on these journeys into the subconscious. The Dream Oracle shows us how to use the Tarot - a proven method of accessing archetypal images - to open up to this rich source and use its power to transform our world. The Dream Oracle offers: . Insights into the archetypal images that appear in our dreams . A thematic dictionary of imagery, including settings and scenery, characters and participants, interactions, emotions and objects . Tools to explore dream images, interpret the relevant symbolism and then relate this information to our dream experiences . Techniques of dream management, enabling us to forge links between our dreams . Case studies of real dreams and their interpretations If we can learn to listen, hear and evaluate the messages our inner wise counsel is trying to impart, we can only benefit. With The Dream Oracle as your constant companion, you will notice improvements in every area of your daily life as you apply the lessons it unfolds.
How and why we dream is one of life's deepest mysteries. Most of us have little awareness of our dreams and find them extremely difficult to recall. But people who can remain aware while dreaming have a tremendous advantage over those who can not. Dreaming lucidly enables us to explore hidden layers of consciousness and discover answers to many problems in our waking life. Lucid Dreaming is a practical handbook designed to show you how to create the world you want. The book covers: managing your dreams; keeping a dream journal; understanding and using symbolism and archetypes; dealing with illness or personal difficulty through precognitive dreams; and using dreams to change your day to day reality and create a positive, rewarding future.
Enter the fascinating world of dreams, their mysteries, their meanings: . To dream of a bird flying freely represents hopes and aspirations . To dream of winter means a time in life that is not fruitful . To be visited by someone in a dream can mean that there is information, warmth, or love available . To be searching in a dream is an attempt to find an answer to a problem These are just a few of the 10,000 dream images and interpretations contained in this volume, a book that can bring insight, clarification, and guidance.