The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Score: 4
From 27 Ratings

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth


  • Author : Christopher Scotton
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455551934


The Secret Wisdom of the Earth Book Description :

"A marvelous debut...has everything a big, thick novel should have, and I hated to put it down." - John Grisham "A page-turner." - New York Times Book Review For readers of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, this is a dramatic and deeply moving novel about an act of violence in a small Appalachian town and the repercussions that will forever change a young man's view of human cruelty and compassion. After seeing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, fourteen-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this town of Medgar, Kentucky, a peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The town is beset by a massive mountaintop removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows. Kevin's grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the "company" and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. But when Buzzy witnesses a brutal hate crime, a sequence is set in play that will test Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains. *Includes Reading Group Guide*

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth   Free Preview  The First 4 Chapters
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth Free Preview The First 4 Chapters


  • Author : Christopher Scotton
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455532650


The Secret Wisdom of the Earth Free Preview The First 4 Chapters Book Description :

"A marvelous debut...has everything a big, thick novel should have, and I hated to put it down." - John Grisham "A page-turner." - New York Times Book Review For readers of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, this is a dramatic and deeply moving novel about an act of violence in a small Appalachian town and the repercussions that will forever change a young man's view of human cruelty and compassion. After seeing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, fourteen-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this town of Medgar, Kentucky, a peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The town is beset by a massive mountaintop removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows. Kevin's grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the "company" and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. But when Buzzy witnesses a brutal hate crime, a sequence is set in play that will test Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains. *Includes Reading Group Guide*

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Score: 4
From 27 Ratings

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth


  • Author : Christopher Scotton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455551934


The Secret Wisdom of the Earth Book Description :

"A marvelous debut...has everything a big, thick novel should have, and I hated to put it down." -- John Grisham "A page-turner." -- New York Times Book Review For readers of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, this is a dramatic and deeply moving novel about an act of violence in a small Appalachian town and the repercussions that will forever change a young man's view of human cruelty and compassion. After seeing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, fourteen-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this town of Medgar, Kentucky, a peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The town is beset by a massive mountaintop removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows. Kevin's grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the "company" and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. But when Buzzy witnesses a brutal hate crime, a sequence is set in play that will test Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains.

The Secret Wisdom of Nature
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Secret Wisdom of Nature


  • Author : Peter Wohlleben
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771643894


The Secret Wisdom of Nature Book Description :

The final book in The Mysteries of Nature trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben. Nature is full of surprises: deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it rain. But what are the processes that drive these incredible phenomena? And why do they matter? In The Secret Wisdom of Nature, master storyteller and international sensation Peter Wohlleben takes readers on a thought-provoking exploration of the vast natural systems that make life on Earth possible. In this tour of an almost unfathomable world, Wohlleben describes the fascinating interplay between animals and plants and answers such questions as: How do they influence each other? Do lifeforms communicate across species boundaries? And what happens when this finely tuned system gets out of sync? By introducing us to the latest scientific discoveries and recounting his own insights from decades of observing nature, one of the world’s most famous foresters shows us how to recapture our sense of awe so we can see the world around us with completely new eyes. Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

The Book of Secret Wisdom
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Book of Secret Wisdom


  • Author : Zinovia Dushkova
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-10-12
  • Genre: Cosmology, Ancient
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 599054314X


The Book of Secret Wisdom Book Description :

This work includes a new excerpt -- about the past, present, and future of humanity -- from a sacred manuscript of Tibetan origin, known as the secret Book of Dzyan, which was written in the most ancient language of Senzar approximately one million years ago.

Return of the Divine Sophia

Return of the Divine Sophia


  • Author : Tricia McCannon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-03-06
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591437765


Return of the Divine Sophia Book Description :

An initiatic journey into the Mysteries of the Goddess and humanity’s return to an age of peace and celestial light • Details the ceremonies and rituals of initiation into the Fellowship of Isis • Reveals the lost teachings of Jesus about the Divine Mother and Father and how the goddess Sophia is connected to Mary Magdalene as the Female Christ • Explores the many archetypes of the Goddess, including Isis, Brigit, and the Black Madonna, and how we can transform into Homo luminous, spiritual beings of light Called through her dreams by the Priestesses of Isis, Tricia McCannon set out on a spiritual journey into the Mysteries of the Goddess. After a fateful encounter with a high initiate of the ancient Fellowship of Isis, she began researching the history of Judaism and Christianity to find out how and when the Divine Feminine became lost. She discovered a forgotten age when the Creator was honored as female and humanity lived in peaceful societies completely free of war. She shows how we can return to an age of peace and celestial light if we work to bring the masculine and feminine energies of the world back into balance. Sharing her journey into the heart of the Divine Mother, McCannon details her initiation into the Fellowship of Isis, a process rich with ceremony, ritual, and myths of the Goddess from ancient Egyptian, Celtic, Greek, Hebrew, and Native American traditions. She reveals how the many archetypes of the Goddess, including Isis, Ishtar, Brigit, and the Black Madonna, can become our allies for self-transformation. She explores Mysteries at the heart of Christianity that have remained hidden for nearly 2,000 years and how the Gnostic goddess Sophia is tied to the Second Coming, Mary Magdalene, and the Female Christ. She reveals the lost teachings of Jesus about the Divine Mother and Father and about the Divine Daughter and Son. Through her story and her in-depth research, McCannon takes us on a journey to awaken the creative power of the Divine F

The Well of Remembrance

The Well of Remembrance


  • Author : Ralph Metzner
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2001-05-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834829312


The Well of Remembrance Book Description :

In his introduction to The Well of Remembrance, author Ralph Metzner provides a telling explanation of the theme of his work: "This book explores some of the mythic roots of the Western worldview, the worldview of the culture that, for better and worse, has come to dominate most of the rest of the world's peoples. This domination has involved not only economic and political systems but also values, basic attitudes, religious beliefs, language, scientific understanding, and technological applications. Many individuals, tribes, and nations are struggling to free themselves from the residues of the ideological oppression practiced by what they see as Eurocentric culture. They seek to define their own ethnic or national identities by referring to ancestral traditions and mythic patterns of knowledge. At this time, it seems appropriate for Europeans and Euro-Americans likewise to probe their own ancestral mythology for insight and self-understanding." Focusing on the mythology and worldview of the pre-Christian Germanic tribes of Northern Europe, Metzner offers a meaningful exploration of Western ancestry.

913

913


  • Author : Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9657146968


913 Book Description :

Gematria or Torah Numerology has fascinated Jewish and non-Jewish students of Torah for millenia, perhaps because of its relative simplicity and instant appeal to both the intellect and the imagination. Innovations to this legitimately Rabbinic field of Torah study were usually introduced by the few, singular masters of the Torah's concealed dimension such as Rabbi Isaac Luria, the holy Arizal and the Magaleh Amukot. Still, throughout the millenia, the mathematical methods employed in gematria study have remained rudimentary and simple, hardly reflecting the many advances in mathematics, especially those achieved in the past few centuries. Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, one of the greatest authorities on and innovators of the Torah's concealed dimension, has ushered in a new era in gematria with his meticulous scholarship, deep insight, and rigorous mathematical knowledge . Carefully building upon the traditional methods used by the Rabbinic authorities of the previous generations, Rabbi Ginsburgh has mathematized the study of gematria leading to the mathematization of Torah learning. This volume focuses on the Torah's first verse: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Of the hundreds of gematria findings related to these 7 words and 28 letters, a few dozen are explored in depth in terms of both mathematics and the traditional Rabbinic scholarship they connect to and illuminate. You will be astounded by the mathematical richness that the Torah relates to and will surely appreciate the beautiful new world of Torah scholarship mathematics can open up.

Down to Earth

Down to Earth


  • Author : Monty Don
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780744021660


Down to Earth Book Description :

Written as he talks, this is Monty Don right beside you in the garden, challenging norms and sharing advice. Discover Monty's thoughts and garden ideas around nature, seasons, color, design, pests, flowering shrubs, containers, and much more. Read about the month-by month jobs he does in his own garden that he hopes are relevant to you. Monty's intimate and lyrical writing is accompanied by photos of his garden, showing areas rarely seen on television. This is the perfect gift for the gardener in your life. "I have written many gardening books but this is the distillation of 50 years of gardening experience. It has all the tips and essential pieces of knowledge that enable you to make your garden grow well, and it also shares my view that gardening is the secret to living well too." - Monty