ForeWord Reviews Mother’s Day Staff Pick: “Books Mom Will Love” “A valuable historical reference guide.” —Publishers Weekly “This is a very ambitious and timely book, a book that many historians, literary theorists and story tellers who care about China and its “Other Half of the Sky” want to write, but Brian Griffith did it first, with such scope, ease and fun.” —WANG PING, author of The Last Communist Virgin and Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China “This book is a most engaging and entertaining read, and the depth of its scholarship is astounding. Griffith vividly describes the counterculture of Chinese goddesses, shows that their fascinating stories are alive and active today, and points us toward a more inclusive and caring partnership future.” —RIANE EISLER, author of The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics and The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future Touching on the whole story of China—from Neolithic villages to a globalized Shanghai—this book ties mythology, archaeology, history, religion, folklore, literature, and journalism into a millennia-spanning story about how Chinese women—and their goddess traditions—fostered a counterculture that flourishes and grows stronger every day. As Brian Griffith charts the stories of China’s founding mothers, shamanesses, goddesses, and ordinary heroines, he also explores the largely untold story of women’s contributions to cultural life in the world’s biggest society and provides inspiration for all global citizens. Brian Griffith grew up in Texas, studied history at the University of Alberta, and now lives just outside of Toronto, Ontario. He is an independent historian who examines how cultural history influences our lives, and how collective experience offers insights for our future.
The Yin Side of Chinese Civilization
Author: Brian Griffith
Publisher: Exterminating Angel Press
Immortal Sisters presents life stories and teachings of distinguished female Taoist adepts who lived from the third to twelfth centuries. Among them is the poet and mystic Sun Bu-er, who passed into folklore as one of the famous Seven Immortals and appears as a character in countless popular novels of China. These accomplished women, renowned in their own day and in history, represent a uniquely female heritage of spiritual mastery. Through poems, stories, teachings, and commentaries, Immortal Sisters sheds light on the spiritual methods taught and practiced by these women and illustrates the importance of the feminine in Taoism.
Secret Teachings of Taoist Women
Author: Thomas Cleary
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
This book outlines the status and roles of women in the Daoist tradition from its inception to the present day. It describes the historical development and role of Daoist women in Chinese society, focusing on the different ideals women stood for as much as on the religious practices they cultivated.
Author: Catherine Despeux,Livia Kohn
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself. The city sleeps. Selene DiSilva walks her dog along the banks of the Hudson. She is alone -- just the way she likes it. She doesn't believe in friends, and she doesn't speak to her family. Most of them are simply too dangerous. In the predawn calm, Selene finds the body of a young woman washed ashore, gruesomely mutilated and wreathed in laurel. Her ancient rage returns. And so does the memory of a promise she made long ago -- when her name was Artemis. "The Immortals is a lively re-imagining of classical mythology with an engaging premise, a page-turning plot, and an eye for the arresting and uncanny in contemporary urban life." --Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches Jordanna Max Brodsky's wide-acclaimed debut, The Immortals, sets Greek Gods against a modern Manhattan backdrop. Look out for her next novel, Winter of the Gods, in February 2017.
Author: Jordanna Max Brodsky
These 21 dynamic articles by Chinese women scholars explore the limitations on women's lives in premodern China, detail their involvement in the great political movements of the 20th century and examine how new laws have improved women's status, yet have left them open to exploitation as China enters the global economy. With statistics and reports otherwise unavailable, they give a refreshing outlook on China's women that is breathtaking both for the problems it confronts and for the spirit of struggle it embodies.
Chinese Women Past, Present, and Future
Author: Shirley Mow,Tao Jie,Zheng Bijun
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
What if you could live forever? Defy death itself? Even now, scientific advances in regenerative medicine, life extension, cryonics, cybernetics, and in other areas have brought humans to the brink of solving life's final conundrum. In this volume of the acclaimed 'Future Chronicles' anthology series, twelve authors imagine that uninterrupted journey, confronting not just how, but what it means when human life can continue indefinitely, invulnerable, immortal. "The Immortality Chronicles" features stories by award-winning scientist and author E.E. Giorgi (Chimeras), Amazon bestselling author Will Swardstrom (Contact Window) and ten more of today's most visionary authors in science and speculative fiction.
Author: Samuel Peralta,Will Swardstrom,Drew Avera
From erotica author Alana Church comes a new anthology, filled with naughty tales of supernatural desire! Four steamy stories will heat up the night! In “The Horniest Angel,” a bored angel is sent down from heaven to earth. When she encounters a sexy succubus and a lonely college student, the sparks of desire fly! In “Possessed by the Poltergeist,” an aspiring author moves into a haunted farmhouse. Little does he know that the ghost who lives there has plans for him…and his new girlfriend! In “Taking the Beta Male,” a female shapeshifter is left for dead on the side of the road. When she is nursed back to health by a handsome young veterinarian, what happens shocks them both! And in “Star Seed,” a desperate young woman is hired as an escort by a mysterious visitor. When Chara reveals where she really comes from, the results are as explosive as a supernova! ~~~~~ Excerpt ~~~~~ From "Star Seed": “Chara, when we first met, I called myself Estelle DeLight,” Andi said with nervous honesty. “After that, when you guessed my nickname, I let you call me Andi. But my name, my true name, is Andromeda Estelle Selene. I don't know what my parents were thinking. It always made me wonder if they'd gotten high the night they chose my name. But I was named for the stars. Andromeda is our name for the closest galaxy to ours. “I am not sure whether it's fate, or simply coincidence. But I love you. I want to be with you. Before you leave me, I want to be your lover.” Chara's lips curved in a secret smile. Without speaking a word, she dropped her towel and walked to Andi. Her hands brushed across her hips and shoulders, and suddenly her bikini vanished. With a tiny pop of displaced air, it reappeared, neatly folded, on a chair nearby. Andi swallowed. “Well. That seems to be a useful trick.” She was proud that no sign of a quaver entered her voice. “Indeed,” said Chara. With no warning at all, she was nude as well, her swimsuit vanishing as if it had never existed. Her eyes gleamed with amusement as Andi's eyes widened. “Which also means the trick works for us both.” She stepped into Andi's arms. She closed her eyes against a wave of emotion. “Andromeda,” she said musingly. “It fits you, my love. Bold and beautiful, and unexpectedly complex.” Her arms tightened around Andi's waist. “But I must confess,” she said, her eyes glinting. “I have not had intercourse in this form. You will have to be my guide.” Andi looked down between their bodies. Their breasts brushed against each other lightly, and she shook with the depth of her desire for this wonderful creature. “I feel...tingly,” Chara said softly. “In my belly. Whenever I look at you. I know your society has a taboo against public nudity, but when we are together I want to take my clothes off and touch myself. Especially here.” Her hands drifted down to her groin. There was a soft strip of fuzz which matched the hair on her head, tightly curled. Her fingers pressed tightly on the rise of her pubis and she gave a breathless moan. “And I want to touch you as well. All over. It hurts to pull myself away when we are close.” Andi smiled. For one of the few times since she had met Chara, she felt on firm ground. She placed her hand over Chara's. “That is one of our erogenous zones, sweetie. Women have many. Far more than men, poor things.” She stroked Chara's shoulders, feeling her fever-hot skin. She wanted to wrap her body around herself, to bask in her glow. “Don't hold back on my account. Do what feels good.” “Really?” Chara looked up gratefully. With a groan, she spread her legs.
A Paranormal Anthology
Author: Alana Church
Publisher: Boruma Publishing
A Magazine of Entertaining Reading
Author: Mark Twain
WOULD YOU KILL TO LIVE FOREVER? When the body of a gunshot victim rolls into the Santa Fe morgue, it should be a day like any other for medical investigator Lillian Cruz. Yet upon examination, the corpse appears to be over a hundred years old with smallpox scars, and an odd wound protrudes from the victim’s leg. Lodged in the femur, under decrepit scar tissue, is a bullet shaped like a musket ball. The bullet looks like it was fired during the Civil War and had remained in the victim’s leg ever since. Rattled by the discovery, Cruz instructs her assistant to take specimens to the state authorities immediately and not to tell a soul about it. Minutes after the assistant leaves, the lights go dark in the morgue and Cruz is kidnapped. The Defense Intelligence Agency calls in former war correspondent Ethan Warner and his partner, Nicola Lopez, to discreetly investigate the disappearance. And very quickly, a relatively simple case turns into something much more sinister. With each new lead they uncover, Warner and Lopez are inadvertently bringing a warped and dangerous individual closer to achieving a catastrophic goal: immortality. In the spine-chilling tradition of Michael Crichton and James Rollins, Immortal is an action-packed blockbuster that combines science, suspense, and ingenious speculation.
Author: Dean Crawford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In a career that has spanned over 60 years Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming a beloved star in both. During that time he became acquainted with the remarkable women who were the greatest screen personalities of their day. I Loved Her in the Movies is his intimate and revealing account of the charisma of these women on film, why they became stars, and how their specific emotional and dramatic chemistries affected the choices they made as actresses as well as the choices they made as women.
Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses
Author: Robert Wagner
A Magazine of Entertaining Reading
Author: William Conant Church
three visions of time
Author: Michael Bishop,Barry N. Malzberg
Category: Literary Collections
When a new android created by Starfleet is apparently destroyed in a freak explosion, Lieutenant Commander Data and the crew of the Enterprise-E embark on a search for the truth and find themselves thrust into a crossfire between a secret group of ancient androids and the immortal android maker, Flint. Along the way, Data is forced to confront issues of grief, love and immortality as we explore the nature of artificial intelligence and what it means to be human in the Star Trek universe.
Star Trek The Next Generation
Author: Jeffrey Lang
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A comprehensive guide to the core practices of the Universal Healing Tao System and the advanced esoteric practices of Inner Alchemy • Explains each of the nine levels of Inner Alchemy and their more than 240 formulas • Explores the Four Healing Arts for transformation of the emotional body, physical body, energy body, and spiritual body • Provides simplified versions of core Universal Healing Tao practices to more easily integrate the system into your daily life • Shows how these exercises were designed to increase longevity and ensure the survival of consciousness beyond death Explaining the evolution and core of the Universal Healing Tao system, Master Mantak Chia and William U. Wei offer a condensed approach to the Inner Alchemy practices taught to Master Chia by his first Taoist Master, Yi Eng, more than 60 years ago. Beginning with the basic principles called the Five Enlightenments, the authors explain each of the nine levels of Inner Alchemy and their more than 240 formulas, including simplified versions of the Microcosmic Orbit, the Inner Smile, Sexual Alchemy exercises for men and women, Fusion of the Five Elements practices, Kan and Li Alchemy, the Sealing of the Five Senses, and Star and Galaxy Alchemy. They explore the Four Healing Arts that encompass the nine levels of Inner Alchemy--Living Tao practices for transformation of your emotional body, Chi Nei Tsang practices for transformation of the physical body, Cosmic Healing practices for transformation of the energy body, and Immortal Tao practices for transformation of the spiritual body--all aimed toward the survival of consciousness in a self-aware vessel. They also offer simplified versions of the other core practices, such as Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Bone Marrow Nei Kung, and Wisdom Chi Kung, to help you easily integrate Inner Alchemy and Universal Healing Tao practices into your daily life. Providing a primer not only on the foundational practices of the Universal Healing Tao System but also a condensed guide to the esoteric practices of Inner Alchemy, Master Chia and William U. Wei show how these exercises were designed to increase longevity, providing you with enough time to master the more advanced spiritual techniques and ensure the survival of consciousness beyond death.
The Four Healing Arts and the Nine Levels of Alchemy
Author: Mantak Chia,William U. Wei
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
An introduction to the tablet computer covers such topics as personalizing settings, voice commands, social networking, sharing and printing photos, and video chatting.
Author: Dan Gookin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Eternal Life What would you do to live forever? Would you bathe in the blood of innocents? Would you steal the body of a younger man or woman? Could you drive the impurities from your soul? And is eternal life worth the cost? A Character Book for World of Darkness o A detailed examination of three types of immortal: the murderous blood bathers, the horrifying body thieves, and the exotic purified. o Detailed rules so that players can create any of the above types of immortal beings. o Numerous immortal antagonists and allies suitable for use in almost any chronicle. o A selection of others rare and unique immortals that Storytellers can use for both mortal and supernatural chronicles.
Author: Daire Elliot,Filomena Hill,John Snead,Matthew McFarland
Publisher: White Wolf Pub