ForeWord Reviews Mother’s Day Staff Pick: “Books Mom Will Love” “A valuable historical reference guide.”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
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
Author: William Conant Church
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
A Magazine of Entertaining Reading
three visions of time
Author: Michael Bishop,Barry N. Malzberg
Category: Literary Collections
GALACTIC THREAT The awesome forces of the Empire of Earth have destroyed most of the evil conspiracy's fleet, including the ship bearing the ice-blooded Lady A, when the Family d'Alembert uncover a plot on the planet Newforest, proving that the conspiracy commanded by the mysterious C is even more widespread than they have dreamed. For Yvette suddenly realises who - or what - C actually is, and she knows the terrifying true meaning of Lady A's boast that the conspiracy is the Empire! Revolt of the Galaxy is the tenth and final exciting novel in the enthralling space adventure series whose heroes and heroines are the intrepid Family dAlembert.
Author: E.E. 'Doc' Smith,Stephen Goldin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Sacred tourism - travel to sites known to have powerful earth energies or great religious, mystical or mythological significance - is increasingly popular. In this volume, Richard Leviton offers a guide to 50 visionary landmarks: their physical descriptions, history and archaeology, myths and legends, and reports of mystical experiences by actual travellers. Leviton also reveals a startling correlation between the energy structures of the sacred sites and the fundamental structures of human consciousness.
A Traveler's Guide to the Planet's Visionary Geography
Author: Richard Leviton
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Douglas Adams,Benjamin Schwarz
Author: Swami Vivekananda
Infolge einer Reihe von atemberaubenden Katastrophen findet sich Arthur Dent überraschenderweise in einer schrecklich primitiven Höhle auf der prähistorischen Erde wieder. Am richtigen Ort, nur leider zur falschen Zeit, und die Zeit ist schließlich der ungeeignetste Ort, an dem man verloren gehen kann. Um wieder zurück in die Weiten der Galaxis zu gelangen, sind er und Ford Prefect angewiesen auf Slartibartfass. Doch als Arthur einen intergalaktischen Krieg unterbinden soll und den Freunden allmählich klar wird, in welche Abenteuer sie sich da gestürzt haben, wünschen sie sich wieder zurück in ihre Steinzeithöhle. Der dritte Band der inter-galaktischen Kult-Serie »Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis«.
Band 3 der fünfbändigen »Intergalaktischen Trilogie«
Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
Radical thinker and writer Emma Goldman presents her life story and memories in Living My Life, first published in 1931. Originally two volumes, it is published here as a combined edition. From her arrival in New York as a 20-year-old seamstress, when she immediately launched into a life of activism and public agitation, she recalls her childhood in Lithuania, her immigration to the U.S. as a teenager, and her wild adventures as an independent and intelligent woman. An important and influential figure in such far-flung geopolitical events as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War, Goldman is one of the most storied people of the 20th century. And her story, in her own inimitable words, is one of the great biographies, and one of the great personal histories of a turbulent era. Anarchist and feminist EMMA GOLDMAN (1869-1940) is one of the towering figures in global radicalism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Lithuania, she emigrated to the United States as a teenager, was deported in 1919 for her criticism of the U.S. military draft in World War I, and died in Toronto after a globetrotting life. An early advocate of birth control, women's rights, and workers' unions, she was an important and influential figure in such far-flung geopolitical events as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. Among her many books are My Disillusionment in Russia (1925) and Living My Life (1931).
Author: Emma Goldman
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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