Religion & Faith (22)

Alchemy & Mysticism

ISBN: 9783836549363

Author: Alexander Roob    Publisher: Taschen

The Hermetic Museum takes readers on a magical mystery tour spanning an arc from the medieval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinati...


The Hermetic Museum takes readers on a magical mystery tour spanning an arc from the medieval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinating world of alchemy to the art of the Romantic era. The enigmatic hieroglyphs of cabalists, Rosicrucians, and freemasons are shown to be closely linked with the early scientific illustrations in the fields of medicine, chemistry, optics, and color theory. Even for those with no knowledge of the fascinating history of alchemy, this book is a delight to explore. Each richly illustrated chapter begins with an introduction and quotes from alchemists by specialist Alexander Roob. The roots of surrealism and many other more recent artistic movements can be found in this treasure trove. The author Alexander Roob studied painting at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin. From 2000 to 2002, he was a professor at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. He has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart since 2002.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 576


Dimensions: 140 x 195 x 60 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2014


$46.00
Spirituality

ISBN: 9781786859693

Author: Sophie Golding    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Connect to your inner self and the world around you and enjoy a new sense of peace and happiness. This stunning book will help you along your own spiritual jour...


Connect to your inner self and the world around you and enjoy a new sense of peace and happiness. This stunning book will help you along your own spiritual journey, by introducing you to traditions, philosophies and practices which have the power to open your heart and broaden your mind. Along with tips on how to practise spirituality in your everyday life, this book provides the stepping stones to a more fulfilling life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 149 x 195 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2019


$34.99
The Tarot of Enchanted Dreams

ISBN: 9780764358289

Publisher: Schiffer Books

Step into the fantasy world of dreams and fairy tales in this charming and traditional deck. Designed to increase awareness so you can connect with your higher...


Step into the fantasy world of dreams and fairy tales in this charming and traditional deck. Designed to increase awareness so you can connect with your higher self—a critical step on our path of personal growth and a boon in times of need. Let the cards be your guide as you solve day-to-day issues and overcome obstacles. Gain valuable insight and learn to stabilize emotions. Full of whimsy and enchantment, this deck lets you use the keywords and meanings from the guidebook to move your life forward. The special affirmations and tasks offer tools you can take with you when you step back into reality. Readers of all levels will find joy and meaning in this 78-card deck.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2019


$75.00
The Little Book of World Religions

ISBN: 9781787832510

Author: Ross Dickinson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Religion flourishes around the globe in diverse forms, each uniquely fascinating and multifaceted, playing a central role in the lives of billions. From the fiv...


Religion flourishes around the globe in diverse forms, each uniquely fascinating and multifaceted, playing a central role in the lives of billions. From the five biggest faiths to the lesser-known creeds, this pocket guide offers an engaging introduction to world religions, exploring their history, beliefs, practices and personalities. It’s a starting point for anyone seeking deeper understanding of humanity’s spiritual side.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 12-03-2020


$19.99
The Fallibility of Religion

ISBN: 9780473511524

Author: David Weaver    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

“Unless major changes in dogma take place soon, religion is doomed to extinction and mankind to social chaos.” In The Fallibility of Religion, David Weaver...


“Unless major changes in dogma take place soon, religion is doomed to extinction and mankind to social chaos.” In The Fallibility of Religion, David Weaver explores this statement without fear of its controversial nature and with a commitment to creating the much-needed clarity he believes is necessary in discussing the future of religion. Spiritual belief is, in Weaver’s view, a personal matter, not to be imposed doctrinally, and religion is a social construct with the critical role of providing structures within which communities can prosper. We need religion to survive in order to fulfil its true purpose of providing a social structure and rules for communal behaviour, he argues, but this will only happen if the existing religious claims to infallibility and exclusivity are eliminated.  Many millions of people who no longer believe in a spiritually ordered life are rejecting religion without recognising its intrinsic value as the guardian of our communal values and the rightful authority for the maintenance of social order. The one thing that religion is not, Weaver believes, is the owner of our spiritual beliefs. In this passionate thesis, Weaver asks and responds to the question, How is religion to survive and continue to play its all-important role in the modern, materialistic and sceptical environment prevalent in much of the world today?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


$29.99
Shadowland Tarot

ISBN: 9780764359033

Publisher: Schiffer Books

Shadows are said to be part of unlit corners of a space where creatures lurk and mystery dwells. They may also manifest on a personal or even global level to co...


Shadows are said to be part of unlit corners of a space where creatures lurk and mystery dwells. They may also manifest on a personal or even global level to convey demons, fear, or anxieties. In a broader sense, shadows signify unresolved trauma and bring it to the forefront of our consciousness as aspects of ourselves that we can finally acknowledge -- the skeletons, mummies, spiders, bats, crows, and ghosts we hide. This Tarot deck and accompanying guidebook provide you with the vital creative tools you need to access your shadows and reveal hidden truths. Alongside traditional Tarot symbolism and meanings, shadow aspects of our archetypal personalities are portrayed as 78 playful and quirky ink-and-watercolour creature cards that offer insight and guidance into our deepest selves. The book consists of a detailed introduction to shadows and shadow work, card meanings, reflection questions, and easy-to-follow spreads to help you discover, contemplate, and integrate previously unacknowledged aspects of your life and personality. For beginners as well as seasoned readers and shadow workers, discover imaginative solutions to everyday challenges as well as complex or concealed conditions. Is it time for you to stop hiding from your shadows?


Bind: stationery


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 230 x 153 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2020


$89.99
Kipper Oracle Cards

ISBN: 9780764359002

Author: Alexandre Musruck    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Developed in 1890, Kipper has long been a favorite of the German divination community. Kipper expert Alexandre Musruck's classically styled deck reinterprets th...


Developed in 1890, Kipper has long been a favorite of the German divination community. Kipper expert Alexandre Musruck's classically styled deck reinterprets the original German images with a Parisian touch. Accessible and practical, it is perfect for beginners and advance readers seeking advice and guidance on their most-perplexing questions. Enhance your reading skills with the companion guide, The Art of Kipper Reading: Decoding Powerful Messages, sold separately. This box contains 36 Kipper art cards.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 85 x 130 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2020


$45.00
The Art of Kipper Reading

ISBN: 9780764359019

Author: Alexandre Musruck    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Discover the mystical world of Kipper in this easy-to-understand guide! Developed in 1890, Kipper has long been a favorite of the German divination community. J...


Discover the mystical world of Kipper in this easy-to-understand guide! Developed in 1890, Kipper has long been a favorite of the German divination community. Join Kipper expert Alexandre Musruck as he reinterprets the original the 36-card traditional German system with a Parisian touch. Explore each of the cards in detail through card sections, which focus on mantras, influence, direction, combinations, and more. You'll also learn the importance of and how to apply direction; three essential card spreads: Basic 3, Cross 5, and Box 9; the 8 keys to unlocking the Grand Tableau; the three-step formula for memorizing Kipper cards; and three common mistakes to avoid. With practical insight and tips, Musruck shows how Kipper offers readers deeper insight into themselves and the questions they seek to answer. Musruck's Kipper Oracle Cards sold separately.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2020


$65.00
Ko Aotearoa Tatou We Are New Zealand An Anthology

ISBN: 9781988592527

Authors: James Norcliffe, Michelle Elvy, Paula Morris    Publisher: Otago University Press

In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attacks of 15 March 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared: ‘We are all New Zealanders.’ These words re...


In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attacks of 15 March 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared: ‘We are all New Zealanders.’ These words resonated, an instant meme that asserted our national diversity and inclusiveness and, at the same time, issued a rebuke to hatred and divisiveness. Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand is bursting with new works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art created in response to the editors’ questions: What is New Zealand now, in all its rich variety and contradiction, darkness and light? Who are New Zealanders? The works flowed in from well-known names and new voices, from writers and artists from Kerikeri to Bluff. Some are teenagers still at school; some are in their eighties. Māori, Pākehā, Pasifika, Asian, new migrants, young voices, queer writers, social warriors … Aotearoa’s many faces are represented in this unique and important compendium. In a society where the arts, especially marginalised arts, are under threat, this anthology shows that creative work can explore, document, interrogate, re-imagine – and celebrate – who we are as citizens of this diverse country, in a diverse world. A list of all contributors can be found at https://wearenewzealand.org/.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 165 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2020


$39.95
The Grail Tarot

ISBN: 9780764358920

Author: John Matthews    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The Grail legend is one of the most famous mysteries the world has ever known. This 78-card Tarot deck with spectacular Renaissance-style art relates to the que...


The Grail legend is one of the most famous mysteries the world has ever known. This 78-card Tarot deck with spectacular Renaissance-style art relates to the quest for this sacred Christian relic and connects it to our desire to understand the puzzles within our own lives. Characters drawn from over 2,000 years of fascinating Grail history--including the enigmatic Knights Templar, one of the most influential groups of the Middle Ages--take their place in the Major Arcana. The suits are represented by the four Grail Hallows: Stone, Sword, Lance, and Vessel. Discover the symbolism and stories of the Grail as a universal and potent representation of the search for truth, and find how to connect them with your own spiritual quest.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2020


$79.99
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