The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN:0738717630

Total Pages:400

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Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world. Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world. Animal Speak shows you how to: Identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals Discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles Call upon the protective powers of your animal totem Create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.

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When Animals Speak

Author:Eva Meijer

Publisher:NYU Press

ISBN:1479809772

Total Pages:N.A

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A groundbreaking argument for the political rights of animals In When Animals Speak, Eva Meijer develops a new, ground-breaking theory of language and politics, arguing that non-human animals speak—and, most importantly, act—politically. From geese and squid to worms and dogs, she highlights the importance of listening to animal voices, introducing ways to help us bridge the divide between the human and non-human world. Drawing on insights from science, philosophy, and politics, Meijer provides fascinating, real-world examples of animal communities who use their voices to speak, and act, in political ways. When Animals Speak encourages us to rethink our relations with other animals, showing that their voices should be taken into account as the starting point for a new interspecies democracy.

When Animals Speak

Author:Penelope Smith

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1439165971

Total Pages:368

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Have you ever thought of Earth's creatures as healers or guides? What will they teach you if you open up your mind to them? In this newly revised edition of her pioneering book, Penelope Smith shares powerful insight into advanced interspecies communication techniques, showing yet again why When Animals Speak has been a valued resource for almost two decades. Smith presents accessible methods that illuminate the astonishing ways humans can communicate with all Earth's creatures. This advanced guide will unlock your intuitive consciousness, enlightening your spiritual understanding of the world and your connection to it. In addition to chapters devoted to developing and enhancing mind-to-mind communication with animals -- whether it be cherished household pets or slugs in your garden -- When Animals Speak provides a fascinating look at animals as healers and teachers. Explore dealing with loss, reincarnation, and moments of transition; learn how animals think and perceive differently than humans; and even communicate with spirits of nature. Most importantly, Smith shows us that communication stems from compassion -- a true willingness to share and listen to our animal friends.

New Paths to Animal Totems

Author:Lupa

Publisher:Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN:0738733377

Total Pages:282

Viewed:826

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Describes three methods for working with animal totems, outlining directions for creating a totem cosmology, focusing on local ecosystems, and using personality traits and experiences in learning to connect with a personal animal spirit.

Totem Animals Plain & Simple

Author:Celia M. Gunn

Publisher:Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN:1612833608

Total Pages:168

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“Animals are not only beholders of great beauty, but they are also beholders of ancient wisdom.” —Molly Friedenfeld The idea of spirit guides speaking through animals and birds dates back to ancient times. Today, if we're open to watching and listening to our totem animals, we can develop beneficial relationships withthem. We can also recognize that when a totem animal appears to us in a special way, it’s offering insight into what's happening in our lives. This helpful book will give you a greater understanding of more than 60 totem animals and their unique meanings in an A to Z encyclopedic listing, lead you through the steps for accessing a chosen spirit, and help you explore the role of animal spirits in cultures around the world. Also included are chapters on: This user-friendly guide is practical and accessible and offers insight and wisdom for daily life. A color edition of this title was briefly available from Sterling in the North American market in 2010. Totem Animals Around the World Your Totem Animal Working with Your Totem Animal Strengthening Your Connection to Your Totem Animal Your Child's Totem Animal

Totems

Author:Brad Steiger

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061754579

Total Pages:224

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Discover the secrets of animal totems and their sacred, transformative powers. Among traditional Native Americans and other tribal peoples, totems are the enduring animal symbols that allow these peoples to explore the mysteries of life and the spirit world. from the graceful Antelope to the aggressive Cougarto the wise and peaceful Turtle, each animal embodies certain strengths and attributes that the spiritual seeker can embrace and follow on the path of self -exploration. Now, Totems offers each of us the tools we need to tap into thepower of sacred animal totems by finding our own personal symbol and experiencing its energy firsthand. Drawing upon his long association with native teachers, as well as guidance from his own spirit helper, author Brad Steiger has created a fascinating, informative, and thorough guide to this ancient Spiritual practice. Filled with the wisdom of many different tribes and cultures, Totems provides exercises and techniques for: choosing your own animal totem from the American Indian Zodiac receiving dream and vision teachings using animal totems embarking on a spirit journey learning the healing powers of totems calling on your spiritual helpers in times of need

Speak: The Graphic Novel

Author:Laurie Halse Anderson

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN:1466897872

Total Pages:384

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The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel. This title has Common Core connections.

The Speaking Animal

Author:Alison Suen

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:1783485132

Total Pages:148

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Engaging with the work of Freud, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and Derrida, this book reconceptualises the language divide between humans and animals within the context of animal ethics.

Animal Envy

Author:Ralph Nader

Publisher:Seven Stories Press

ISBN:1609807537

Total Pages:224

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Ralph Nader's newest work of the imagination, Animal Envy, is a fable about the kinds of intelligences that are all around us in other animals. What would animals tell us—about themselves, about us—if there were a common language among all animal species? A bracingly simple idea, one that has been used before in books like George Orwell's Animal Farm and E. B. White's Charlotte's Web among others, but never like this. In Animal Envy, Ralph Nader proposes, quite plausibly, that a programmer has created a "digital translation" app whereby animals of different species, from insects to whales, can speak to one another, and through a "hyper-advanced converter" these animals can then also speak, both collectively and individually, to humans. It is decided that there will be a global assembly. It will be called "The Great Talkout." Humans are persuaded to reserve 100 hours of network coverage so The Great Talkout may begin and will be viewed by humans everywhere, in all human languages, as well as all animal languages. The narrative that ensues is deeply felt and powerfully informed. Just as he did when he wrote Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us, Nader shows here that his visionary genius knows no limits.

New Paths to Animal Totems

Author:Lupa

Publisher:Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN:0738733377

Total Pages:282

Viewed:839

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Describes three methods for working with animal totems, outlining directions for creating a totem cosmology, focusing on local ecosystems, and using personality traits and experiences in learning to connect with a personal animal spirit.

Animal Totems and the Gemstone Kingdom

Author:Margaret Ann Lembo

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1844097625

Total Pages:224

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Shares the wisdom of animals and their matching gemstones to help work on yourself mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually • Reveals the energetic connections between 88 different animal allies and 88 gems, stones, and crystals from the mineral kingdom • Includes animal medicine teachings from a variety of creatures, from hummingbirds and cats to dolphins and bears, to help you find inner peace, knowledge, and wisdom • Explains how the color, formation, and the manner in which a stone grows in the Earth offers a teaching to know yourself and your life purpose All creatures, great and small, in all species on this planet are interconnected. When an animal, insect, bird, or other creature from nature appears repetitively, whether in real life or dreams, it is time to pay attention and find the message that nature is bringing you. There are many teachings available to us through the observation of a particular animal totem and their habits and patterns. For example, parrot medicine can teach us to see life from another perspective as we mimic the wise ones who have walked on the path before us. Mouse medicine teaches us to scrutinize all the details before taking action. Bear may teach you to go within yourself to find answers within your personal cave. Every animal is an ally, and every animal has a story to help you find inner peace, knowledge, and wisdom. The associated gemstone for each animal totem is a further indication of the energy of the animal as symbolism and a teaching on your sacred journey. Crystals, minerals, and stones hold the history of the Earth and all this planet has to offer you to evolve your soul and spirit in this incarnation. The color, formation, and the manner in which the stone grows in the Earth offers a teaching to know yourself and your life purpose. It takes time and inner reflection to understand the messages and clues throughout the gemstone kingdom. Matching the teachings of animals with the teachings of gemstones, Margaret Ann Lembo shows how there is symbolism in all around offering clues to light your path. Exploring 88 gems, stones, and crystals and 88 different animal allies, she details the spiritual connections of crystal vibrations and animal medicine, providing you with a deeper understanding of the interconnected energies of everything around us. She shows how the spiritual fulfillment you seek is available to you in so many ways and this path of working with gemstones and animal medicine is just one of many.

Uproarious

Author:Cynthia Willett,Julie Willett

Publisher:U of Minnesota Press

ISBN:1452962227

Total Pages:224

Viewed:1751

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A radical new approach to humor, where traditional targets become its agents Humor is often dismissed as cruel ridicule or harmless fun. But what if laughter is a vital force to channel rage against patriarchy, Islamophobia, or mass incarceration? To create moments of empathy and dialogue between Black Lives Matter and the police? These and other such questions are at the heart of this powerful reassessment of humor. Placing theorists in conversation with comedians, Uproarious offers a full-frontal approach to the very foundation of comedy and its profound political impact. Here Cynthia Willett and Julie Willett address the four major theories of humor—superiority, relief, incongruity, and social play—through the lens of feminist and game-changing comics such as Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho, Hannah Gadsby, Hari Kondabolu, and Tig Notaro. They take a radical and holistic approach to the understanding of humor, particularly of humor deployed by those from groups long relegated to the margins, and propose a powerful new understanding of humor as a force that can engender politically progressive social movements. Drawing on a range of cross-disciplinary sources, from philosophies and histories of humor to the psychology and physiology of laughter to animal studies, Uproarious offers a richer understanding of the political and cathartic potential of humor. A major new contribution to a wider dialogue on comedy, Uproarious grounds for us explorations of outsider humor and our golden age of feminist comics—showing that when women, prisoners, even animals, laugh back, comedy along with belly laughs forge new identities and alter the political climate.

Animal Spirit Guides

Author:Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D

Publisher:Hay House, Inc

ISBN:9781401932121

Total Pages:480

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After the publication of his best-selling book Power Animals, many people inquired about the meaning of spirit animals that were not contained in that work. In Animal Spirit Guides, Dr. Farmer provides concise, relevant details about the significance of more than 200 animals that may come to you in physical or symbolic form as guides and teachers. With each animal listed, you’ll find general meanings of the visitation; practical ways that they can help you as spirit guides; and how, as your power animal, they reflect characteristics that you possess. You’ll also find a "whom-to-call-on" section that will tell you which animal spirit guide to call on for any specific purpose.

Discovering Your Spirit Animal

Author:Lucy Harmer

Publisher:North Atlantic Books

ISBN:1623171229

Total Pages:120

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In Discovering Your Spirit Animal, shamanic healer Lucy Harmer presents a practical approach to understanding spirit animals and applying their power to specific situations in daily life. Written in clear, simple language and featuring compelling stories and anecdotes, the book explains what a spirit animal is, describes its purpose, and shows that understanding the “medicine” of one’s spirit animal—assimilating its qualities and characteristics—allows one to apply the lessons and messages they convey and use them for personal transformation. Lucy Harmer notes that particular animals that cross one’s path or appear repeatedly nearby probably want us to share in their medicine, their teaching, their energy, and their spirit. Discovering Your Spirit Animal provides guidance for meeting and getting to know one’s spirit animal through easy exercises and shamanic techniques. Lucy Harmer explains how to discover the strengths, qualities, and skills one shares with one’s personal spirit animal, enabling one to learn how to reinforce this connection and access innate wisdom and inner power, overcome fears, increase natural healing capacity, and improve relationships.

Speaking for Animals

Author:Margo DeMello

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1136200665

Total Pages:288

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For thousands of years, in the myths and folktales of people around the world, animals have spoken in human tongues. Western and non-Western literary and folkloric traditions are filled with both speaking animals, some of whom even narrate or write their own autobiographies. Animals speak, famously, in children’s stories and in cartoons and films, and today, social networking sites and blogs are both sites in which animals—primarily pets—write about their daily lives and interests. Speaking for Animals is a compilation of chapters written from a variety of disciplines that attempts to get a handle on this cross cultural and longstanding tradition of animal speaking and writing. It looks at speaking animals in literature, religious texts, poetry, social networking sites, comic books, and in animal welfare materials and even library catalogs, and addresses not just the "whys" of speaking animals, but the implications, for the animals and for ourselves.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Author:David Wroblewski

Publisher:Bond Street Books

ISBN:0307371891

Total Pages:576

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A riveting family saga, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle explores the deep and ancient alliance between humans and dogs, and the power of fate through one boy’s epic journey into the wild. Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong companion. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelle's once-peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm – and into Edgar's mother’s affections. Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires, spectacularly. Edgar flees into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father’s murderer, and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs, turn Edgar ever homeward. Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes – the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a ghost made of falling rain – create a family saga that is at once a brilliantly inventive retelling of Hamlet, an exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.

Animal Spirit Guides

Author:Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D

Publisher:Hay House, Inc

ISBN:9781401932121

Total Pages:480

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After the publication of his best-selling book Power Animals, many people inquired about the meaning of spirit animals that were not contained in that work. In Animal Spirit Guides, Dr. Farmer provides concise, relevant details about the significance of more than 200 animals that may come to you in physical or symbolic form as guides and teachers. With each animal listed, you’ll find general meanings of the visitation; practical ways that they can help you as spirit guides; and how, as your power animal, they reflect characteristics that you possess. You’ll also find a "whom-to-call-on" section that will tell you which animal spirit guide to call on for any specific purpose.

Awakening To Me

Author:Kerri Hummingbird Sami

Publisher:Siwarkinte

ISBN:0615897983

Total Pages:244

Viewed:1988

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Awakening To Me is the Category Winner in 2014 The Indie Spiritual Book Awards, and 2015 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. It is a story of personal metamorphosis, written over the course of several years in real time as life unfolded and lessons were learned. It is a work of naked truth about Kerri Hummingbird's struggles with borderline personality disorder, recovering from divorce after a 20 year marriage, and seeking love from outside herself. The story documents how alternative healing methods (shamanic energy medicine and reiki) and mindfulness practices (Yoga and Toltec wisdom) led to an amazing transformation that arguably negates the former psychological diagnosis. Kerri shares her story so that others may witness that with dedication, faith, and a willingness to shine a light into the shadows, challenges can be overcome and lasting inner peace and self-love can be cultivated. Let Kerri's story and her heartfelt recommendations for self-help inspire you to begin your own journey of healing. "Kerri's raw courage and vulnerable transparency blaze a trail for any woman on a healing journey. Awakening to Me is a magnificent book that takes us behind the scenes of transformation, and shows how even the most difficult situations can be the fodder for finding oneself. Let Kerri's book guide you to find your independence and self-love." — HeatherAsh Amara, author of The Toltec Path of Transformation and Warrior Goddess Training "In Awakening To Me, Kerri shares her intimate and difficult personal and spiritual journey to identify and express her authentic being into the world. Her story is engaging, sometimes disturbing, yet with a clear underlying thread of compassion for herself and others also engaged in their own struggle with borderline personality disorder. In her words, she seeks to give voice to those who have no voice. Her life voyage takes her through light and darkness, to amazing heights and agonizing lows. In her world travels she meets with some of the teachers who have helped shape the views of spiritual development for a generation. Each has something to share with her that may shed light upon your own path, as well. It has been my pleasure and honor to walk with Kerri through some of her journey. I heartily recommend this book to you as a tool for your own amazing self-exploration. Among these pages you will find a courageous and dedicated explorer of life and spirit." — Gerry Starnes, M.Ed, author of Spirit Paths: The Quest for Authenticity “This powerful book intensely and beautifully expresses the internal world of someone with Borderline Personality Disorder. The author takes us on a tour of her internal emotional world: the depths of despair, the emptiness, and frantic efforts to find love. Ms. Hummingbird takes us with her on the journey toward internal independence and core stability – what works and what doesn’t. From her personal work she provides suggestions, exercises and quotes. This book will be of profound use to anyone with this diagnosis, their family members, therapists and allies. In fact, I’d also recommend it for those diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or who have symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. But, in truth, we can all benefit from reading this book. Awakening to Me is an invitation to self-honesty, persistence in seeking meaningful help, and the long work of sustained effort. This book is well written and well organized but it is the author’s honesty and insight that makes it powerful. Her emotions and thoughts, the related beliefs are clearly described. These are in turn related to events in Ms. Hummingbird's history, into present relationships and dynamics in a manner that doesn’t lose the reader in her internal world. Instead, we understand ourselves better, our friends and family members. We understand better what it means to be human.” — Category Judge, Indie Spiritual Book Awards 2014

Pro Visual C++/CLI and the .NET 3.5 Platform

Author:Stephen R.G. Fraser

Publisher:Apress

ISBN:1430210540

Total Pages:1080

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Pro Visual C++/CLI and the .NET 3.5 Platform is about writing .NET applications using C++/CLI. While readers are learning the ins and outs of .NET application development, they will also be learning the syntax of C++, both old and new to .NET. Readers will also gain a good understanding of the .NET architecture. This is truly a .NET book applying C++ as its development language—not another C++ syntax book that happens to cover .NET.

Animal Spaces, Beastly Places

Author:Chris Philo,Chris Wilbert

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1134640129

Total Pages:336

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Animal Spaces, Beastly Places examines how animals interact and relate with people in different ways. Using a comprehensive range of examples, which include feral cats and wild wolves, to domestic animals and intensively farmed cattle, the contributors explore the complex relations in which humans and non-human animals are mixed together. Our emotions involving animals range from those of love and compassion to untold cruelty, force, violence and power. As humans we have placed different animals into different categories, according to some notion of species, usefulness, domesticity or wildness. As a result of these varying and often contested orderings, animals are assigned to particular places and spaces. Animal Spaces, Beastly Places shows us that there are many exceptions and variations on the spatiality of human-animal spatial orderings, within and across cultures, and over time. It develops new ways of thinking about human animal interactions and encourages us to find better ways for humans and animals to live together.